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h- ship* iv Collision — Damage
a Slight and Move Waterlhic.
■swpart, R. L. July 81.— Rear Admiral Robtey
£j\ Evans, commanding the Atlantic fleet, re
j reived reports In detail to-day of a collision
* ■which occurred during a fog- last night between
'The battleships Alabama and Illinois about eight
lanes southeast of Brenton's Reef Lightship.
* The side of fh« Illinois was scraped by the
tow of the Alabama, and several plates on the
forward part of the Alabama were dented. It
it feared also that on© or more of the G-lnch
I grun* on the two battleships are damaged. Rear
.Admiral vans said to-night that he was satis
lied that neither ship was Injured below the
The collision occurred between S and 9 o'clock
last evening, when the second division of the
battleship fleet was eight miles southeast of
Brenton's Ileef Lightship. Both the first and
second divisions left Rockport, Mass., on Mon
day morning for Newport. They sailed in single
column formation, with the . first division in
front, consisting of the battleship Maine, the
'flagship of Rear Admiral Kvans. and the battle
ships Missouri. Kentucky and Kearsarge.
In the second division were the battleships
(Alabama, the flagship of Rear Admiral Charles
H. Davis: Illinois, Indiana and lowa. The
Best was ranking about eight knots an hour on
fth* run to Newport, when the weather turned
tfoggy, and orders were signalled to reduce the
tspeed to five knots and keep the ships fouriiun
«fl«6 yard* apart.
When the collision occurred the first division
*was well Into Newport harbor, while the second
tsraa southeast of the lightship. In the thick
Ir> f - the Alabama and the Illinois came together
k*an angle, with the Alabama to starboard. The
lAlabama hit the Illinois Just abreast the for
;ward turret, and the bow of the Alabama
sxrapM the dde of the Illinois, crushing in the
fcrsH fer-sonia distance. Corbett. a seaman on the
{llllnnJs, was injured severely by the fall of a
lifeboat davit during the collision, and it was
inaoessaa-y to amputate one of his legs to-night.
On the Illinois the gunwale on the starboard
sHe forward was dented in. while the billboard
s>n th« bow of the Alabama was also damaged.
Joe crews of both ships went to collision drill
lbs snon as the accident happened. Officers of
{both, ships say the discipline was of the highest
fevder. although every one feared that something
«rery serious had occurred. On the bridge of the
"Alabama were Rear Admiral Davis. Captain
•Barrrue) P. Comly. commander of the vessel;
tl^eizirnant Commander H. P. Bryan, the navi
fcTiiins officer, and other officers. Captain Oott-
Ifried Bloc&inger and Lieutenant Commander
2A- H. Davis, th* navigating officer, were on the
."bridge of the Illinois.
. As noon as the fact of the collision became
Sjumwn to the other ships of the division the lowa
nzx& the. Indiana stood by the damaged ships
:teady to srive assistance In case it were needed.
Hear Admiral Evans was informed almost Ira
>39d«ateTy of th« accident by Rear Admiral Da-
Ms, who sent him a wireless message. Admiral
■Evans ordered the division to anchor for the
feifrht in the vicinity of Brenton's Reef Light
tthip, and this afternoon the second division
£e2aed the f.rtt in Newport harbor.
Scow Hits Draw at Butch Kills Creek-
Train Stops Just in Time.
Trains omjA*; fmm and going: to th« various)
t>each*>p by •way of the Long Island. Railroad
•were blocked for several hours last night owing;
to the . bridge over Dutch Kills Creek In the
yards at Long Island City being badly disabled.
• Tbe Manhattan. Roekaway Beach & Montauk
division train? run over this bridge. Early In
the evening a scow load of lumber struck the
bridge and almost split it in two. The Man
hattan Beach train, crowded to the doors, was
Just about to rf/><?9 the bridge when the acci
dent occurred.
The passengers walked back and got their
money. Incoming trains were held up for nearly
two hours ■until it was arranged to bring then*
In by way of Winfleld. A similar arrangement
WM made to run trains to and from Rockaway
Beach. The fends;* may have to be rebuilt.
resentative of Union Says Workmen Are
: , : . Out— No Signs of It.
Wotwitristandinir the fact that there was nt> sign
pi a strike In any of the tunnel* yesterday, and
(that the. only trouble, as for as could be learned.
wmm that of. electrical workers tn one tunnel, re
(tered to In yesterday's Tribune, Gustavo Wcln
tMTg, chairman of the executive committee of the
tDMted Tunnel Workers, reiterated that there was
» fat? tunnel strike. lie declared that fifteen hun
"ilrsd men were out, and that several thousand,
BMr» would be 03 etrtks soon.
SSife contractors at the various tunnels and their
,TCisr<-.Tcntatlvf>3 tv^re Unanimous tn rteelarinrr that
"Work wm frolng- on as usual.
A statement was made by a representative of the
{Pennsylvania, Railroad Company on the subject;
Sjftlch paid in part:
The talk of » general strike* or of any organized
\TjTUu*ln any of. the tunnels. Is not to be taken
JxrlDVwy. There has been no organized strike at
pay time, but a strike of two man or so Is gen-
JCtmlbr magnified Into a big strike. "With the excep
tion of m. t+vr «lectric4U workers, who quit and
ramose places were filled, there was notrouble.
The. men are employed on the open «hop plan
generally, but the constant talk of strikes is doing
warm by keeping n.en from coming here to work.
Jfot long since a. number at men were coming here
from Coanectlout to work In the tunnel for which
T P**rson & Son are the contractors. Just as they
wore about to start for New Tori:, they say. they
Jiearfl there mi a tunnel strike, end they did not
•want to take the places of striken. There was no
i.W.Vjt, but the strike talk %J<i Its work.
A meeting of the executive committee of the
CXxfttad <nmnel 'Workers, which ordered the alleged
pttSfc* -srea held yesterday In Wolfs ZloteL 23d
.street and Park avenue. Gustavo Weinberir, clutlr
«nan of the committee, mads the statement that
iflftean hundred tunnel worker* -were on strike
•gsinst the CTRourke Contracting Company, th»
Degnon Contracting Company and Pearson & Son.
• It was pointed out that th^re were no sign* of a
ptrike. but he said they were on strike all the
same. He also said that a meeting of the United
Tunnel Worker* would be held tonight at the
Labor Temple. B«th street, between Second and
•Third avenues, to order tbres thousand more tun
fcel workers out. All wonted higher wages, he
The United Tunnel Workers, according to Weln
fcerg. include all the man In the tunnel— engineers,
drill runners, eandhogs. firemen and laborers.
Deputy Commissioner Van. Vteck, Backed "by
Mr. Color, in Action.
,- Durbin B. Van Vleck. Deputy Commissioner of
Public Works, in Brooklyn, announced yesterday
Cbat be had begun war on verandas and stoops that
. encroach on the sidewalk lines. Although absent,
' 3Cr. Coler is lending his moral support to the cru
The Deputy Commissioner has his eye on the
-veranda of William Van Vote, of Neptune avenue
and Wen 2>i street, whose place is s» r 4 to bo three
' feet over tee line in Neptune avenue.
A switch engine In the New York Central yards
-Jumped the track yesterday at 166 th street and
"Park avenue and bdmped into the rear Pullman car
the Merchants' Limited, then slowly backlog
■ i * wn to the station. The car caught fir* and the
lire spread to the car ahead. Both were burned to
;• cinder The train was delayed more than an
Attributed to Standard Works —
Drops Stained Hats and Dresses.
Bayonne. which has on Its southeastern corner
big refineries of the Standard OH Company, was
treated to a sprinkle of oil laden rain on Its
northwest corner yesterday afternoon.
The shower was of slight duration. The cloud
came up from the southeast and was travelling
low. It passed over the oil works and the chem
ical works on Constable Hook, and, it is be
lieved, absorbed considerable oil and grease from
the vapors rising from the chimneys, for the
raindrops left oily spots on the sidewalks and
stained straw hats and white dresses.
Water would not remove the stains, and more
effective agents had to he called into use. Dur
ing the ehower there was a strong smell of oil,
which, however, may have been caused by tho
wind blowing from the oil works.
Judge Criticises His Attorneys for
PittFburg, July Si. Attorneys for Augustus
Hartje, who is seeking a divorce from his wife.
Mrs. Mary Scott Hartj*, somewhat unexpectedly
closed their case to-day. All' the evidence in sup
port of Hartje's petition is now In. Attorneys for
Mrs. Hartje asked for and obtained an adjourn
ment until to-morrow morning, to prepare their
plans for presenting evidence in rebuttal.
The trial was marked to-day by some vigorous
remarks from the bench to the attorneys for Hartje
when they sought to explain through Detective H.
W. lluncey some discrepancies between the detec
tive's evidence and that of Andrew Fisher, who be
came confused yesterday on cross-examination.
Judge Robert S. Fraser allowed the testimony to
be given, but said that it was irregular, and de
clared that the irregularity that had been permitted
throughout the case would have weight when the
court made its decision.
Members of the city police force were called to
prove that Tom Madlne. had reported the rifling of
his trunk. Hartje then took the stand and denied
the charges made by Madine regarding the blond*
woman episode, and that he had offered Madlne
money to testify that a man was at the Hartje
home with Mrs. Hartje while Hartje was away.
Hartje admitted owning a house, at which he was
said to have visited Josephine Wright. He swore
that he did not know the woman and did not know
the character of the house, until it came out at the
The much disputed Helen Scott letters were ad
mitted as evidence. A long and heated argument
preceded their admission, which Is regarded as a
point for the llbellant.
These are the letters purporting to be from Helen
Scott to her sister, Mrs. Hartje. which, counsel for
the libellant assert, prove that Helen was a go
between for Tom Madine. one of the coachmen co
respondents, and Mrs. Hartje.
Marcus W. Acheson. jr.. of counsel for Mrs.
Hartje. to-day positively denied a story that Hartje.
had tried to settle his marital difficulties with Mrs.
ilarria by an offer of $150 and that the woman
asked 5500.000.
Holiness Han Responds to New Light While
Congregation Sings.
fPy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Ocean City, X. J., July 31— At the closing
exercises of the South Jersey camp meeting at
South Seavllle last night, there was sn unusual
bonfire. The fuel was tobacco and ci^ar;?.
A. M. Wonlston, a storekeeper doing business
at Fishing: Creek and a member and official of
the Methodist Church in that village, had bc-en
attending the "holiness" meetings received "new
light" on the sale of tobacco, and decided to
devote his present stock to the flames. As soon
as the vision came to him he wrote his wife,
•who was attending the store while he attended
camp, to nail up a sign, "no more tobacco sold
here." He had the stock shipped here. After
a liberal supply of kerosene was poured over the
tobacco he himself applied the match, while the
Rev. E. A- Wells, of Erma, led tho campers in
the hymn, "Th© Dearest Idol of My Heart," and
some of the lovers of the weed stood by mutter
ing, "Why this waste?"
One, Shot, Will Die— His Brother-in-Law
Stabs Assailant to Death.;
Keen rivalry among Italian fish pedlers was re
sponsible for the shooting yesterday of Falvatore
Canlonna and the instant killing of a man known
as Salvatore Slammonco. near the Fulton Fish
'Market vler.
Several Italians had been fighting among them
selves all the morning and had attracted much at
tention by their loud talk and threatening gestures.
While the trouble was at its height Siammonco
drew a revolver and shot Cardonna, who in in
St. Gregory's Hospital with a bullet in his back,
and his death Is imminent
After the shooting Siammonr-o tried to run away.
Giuseppe Toeco, of No. IS Columbia street, Brook
lyn, brother-in-law of Cardonna, chased Siammonco
several blocks and finally cornered him Slam
wen,°°i 11 i ned ft vflrtlv flr tl "US 1 " I'»r/uer. but the shot
went wide. A Peck's Slip Tocco drew a huge
knife and stuck It into Siammonco up to the hilt.
?■■^r'h} 0 ? 0 ? died almost Instantly. His assailant was
in^T^K'r. arra . igI1( 1 ** tOT(i Magistrate Breen.
in the Tombs Court, and turned over to the coroner
w, 0 !^" 1 " 1 mother of the- slayer of Siam
jnonco. was held as a witness. Later in the da V
to^Eth^* l^ 1 } h V PaJ nam * of thi'man «abb?d
*9 Tony"* «««nmannL He was known
w^'ilw^hf^H 3 ht could not be learned. It
■hot hlrt £t l th *i" mar ' and the man whom he
Btiot had been enemies for some time bepnui»> n ?
the" a a r y . hOUSes * nd dolUerß have *•«» supplied for
Mourn Destruction of Temple and Collect
Money to Buy Palestine.
v The Jewish holiday of Tishabov. which Is ob
served by every orthodox Israelite, started on Mon
day at sundown and ended at sundown last nl«ht.
This holiday is similar to that of Tom Kippur
being observed with a twenty-four hour fa*». The
Russian arid Polish Jews observe Tishabov a-= a
sort of Memorial Day, visiting the graves of de
parted ones. Other Jews celebrate this hoii/iav
yom I ia tt plpun°p I pun° Of RO6U Hashona and the week
It is a day when every orthodox Jew mourns the
destruction of the temple In Jerusalem, in the yea?
70 A. D., when the capital of the Jewish state was
put to the torch and .word by Titus and hie Roman
legions. The synagogues on this occasion are
filled to their capacity and the men, women and
children sit around with bare feet as a slim of
humility, and read from a volume of penetentlal
hymns known as "Klnoth."
The Jews will be -busy for a week, to end on
Saturday, known as the "Sabbath of Consolation "
In collecting money for the national fund to be
used in buying 'Palestine whenever the Sultan Is
ready to 6ell.
Nostrand Avenue Car Bams a Truck in
Williamsburg May Die.
Four persons were badly hurt last night when a
Nostrand avenue car. bound for Vanderveer Park,
Flatbusb, crashed into a truck at Lee avenue and
Middle-ton street, Williamsburg. Those injured
Alonso i Farrc-11, of Washington street. Brooklyn;
fractured skull, concussion of the brain, dislocation
m-vi£t r^ ht BhoU t d * r and eternal Injuries; re
moved to Eastern District Hospital
Jacob Lewis, thlny-flve years old. of No 101
West fetb street: possible fracture of the skull
th rlb * broken and internal injuries.
William Lunimey. twenty years old. of No m
Tenth avenue; scalp wound tf,r*e inches long nos
•lble fracture of the skull and internal l Injuries:
John McMann. motorman of the ear- sever" «oaln
wound, cut about the face and hand? by^nyTng
At Lee avenue and Middleton street there U a
steep hill, down which the car was going at a fast
rate. The truck was demolished and th» front
part of the car was destroyed. Farrell was on th»
truck, while Lummey and Lewis were palsengera
on the car. McMann. the motorman, waVhernmed
in and was with difficulty got out "^mea
There were about a hundred passenger, on the
car. and a commotion followed, bo that it was
necessary to send for the reserves of the Clytner
street station. The ambulances from the Eastern
District, WHliamshurg and Cumberland Street hos
pitals were aUo called to the scene.
At a late hour last night it was said that Farrell
and Lummey, who were removed to hospitals were
In a. serious condition. McMann was attended toy
on ambulance surgeon and taken borne.
TJiaw's Wife Visits His Mother—
Harmony Believed 'As-sinned.
Decided efforts were made yesterday by prac
tically every one Interested in the defence of
Harry K. Thaw to belittle the quarrel of Mrs.
William Thaw and Mrs. Harry Thaw on Mon
day, and. if possible, to make it appear that the
two ■women were really in perfect harmony.
Mrs. Harry Thaw, just as soon as she reached
the Tombs yesterday morning: to visit her hus
band, took occasion to Issue a statement in
which she denied the quarrel. Later she empha
sised her denial by going to Roslyn, Long Island,
to visit her mojher-in-law. where she remained
In spite of the efforts to make a friendly re
lation apparent. It is known, however, that the
two women most interested In the case are at
loggerheads, and but for public opinion would
have nothing to do with each other. Policy, It Is
said, made necessary the visit of the younger
Mrs. Thaw yesterday to Roslyn, but the women
have opposite views about the case, and each is
Insistent in her view.
Mrs. HaTry Thaw, In her visit to the Tombs
yesterday, was accompanied by Roger O'Mara,
the Pittsburg detective who has charge of the
detective end of the defence. Mrs. Thaw said
In reference lo the reported quarrel:
"There is absolutely nothing in the story. It
is an Infamous lie. We are the very best of
friends, and are both working for Harry's In
terest. I cannot understand why newspapers
print such stories."
After a conference with Clifford W. Hartrtdge,
Thaw's personal counsel. Mrs. Thaw returned to
the Lorraine. There she called on her mother
in-law, who had remained over from Monday,
and they went to Roslyn together to spend the
night. They will both come to the city this
morning and in all probability visit the pris
oner together, further showing apparent friend
The stories that Mrs. William Thaw Is on the
verge of collapse are denied absolutely. Mrs.
Thaw Is said to be in perfect health, her mind Is
clear, and she is the dominant factor in every
thing that ex-Judge William If. K. Olcott Is
doing to aid her son. Mr. Olcotfs position re
mains as formerly. He continues to work on the
case solely at Mrs. William Thaw's direction,
and Is accumulating every possible bit of evi
dence that will aid Thaw. Whether this evi
dence can ever be used is a question, but it will
be ready in case it is needed. As for any Im
mediate action on the part of Mr. Oleott in
Thaw's behalf, either for a commission or any
other move, it is said to be out of the question.
Mr. Olcott expects no action for some time to
come, and will only continue to work In getting
f-vidence. In the hope that It may be of use some
time in the future.
The somewhat ambiguous statement of Mr.
Hartridge on Monday, In which he referred to
the employment of detectives in Pittsburg solely
by him. was explained yesterday. It is learned
that there ar» some twenty-five or thirty men
apparently working on past escapades of young
Thaw in Pittsburg who are said to be really un
employed, but are collecting whatever evidence
they can with a hope of selling it either to th*
prosecution, defence or some newspaper. Mr.
Hartridge's statement was given out in an at
tempt to frustrate the efforts of these men.
There Is a possibility that Mrs. William Thaw
will not remain at Roslyn all summer. She will
probably remain at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. George Lauder Carnegie, for a week or so
longer, and will then possibly go to Pittsburg for
a time, to await the trial. At present she Is
busy directing the work for her son. sending
frequent lottere and telephone messages to coun
sel and others interested In the case.
Assistant District Attorney Oarvan examined
no witnesses yesterday, although it was reported
that three voluntary witnesses conferred with
him. He will examine no one until Justice Mao*
Lean, of the Supreme Court, has decided the
writ of prohibition sworn out by John B. Glea
son. of the defence, against the District Attorney
and the grand jury.
Three Tiny Bits of Humanity Taken to
Dreamland — Weigh Only 42 Ounces.
Two boys and a girl, the smallest triplets known
to live more than a few hours, were received at
the infant incubators at Dreamland, Coney Island.
yesterday, and are doing well. The triplets weigh
exactly forty-two ounces. Immediately after the
birth of the triplets Charles Spier, their father,
who lives at No. 166 Hamburg avenue, Brooklyn,
called upon Dr. S. Flnchel. th* director of the
I>reamland Incubators, In the hope of saving their
liven I>r. Flnchel wrapped the infants in cotton
and hurried them to the incubators, where treiit
ment wan at once begun.
The remarkable triplets swell tho family of Mr.
Spier to nine children. The other children were
all born under normal conditions, and are ln the
bept of health. If rolled up, the three children
would hardly fill a derby hat. Their heads are
not much larjrer than an ordinary gold watoh.
Standing erect, the tiny human beings would b*
pygmies alongside of a quart milk bottle.
Assistant Corporation Counsel Says Pro
tected Club Is a Poolroom.
Terence Farley. Assistant Corporation Counsel,
appeared before Justice MocLean yesterday in th*
Supreme Court and asked him to vacate an In
junction granted by Justice Qaynor In Brooklyn
la.st December restraining! the police from inter
fering with the University Social Club of No. 23
East Bth street.
Mr. Farley paid the club was on the police list
as a suspected poolroom. A detective, he •aid,
had bet on the races in progress at Sheep&head
Bay in the clubrooms. with varying results. His
bets were made with a man hidden behind a par
tition, and when he won he presented his slip at a
little window and got his money, never seeing the
paying teller. He played the races steadily for a
Justice Maclean reserved derision.
Woman Who Says She Was Locked Up and
Lost Property Compromises.
IBy Tel«gr*ptl tn Tlie Tribune. I
Korwalk. Conn.. July 31.— The suit which Mrs.
Annie D. Presby. of Stamford, brought against her
daughter. Fienelle Artel, and her husband, James
E. Axtel, of Wilton has been compromised, Yes
terday Judge Edward M. Lockwood, representing
the Axtels. and Homer S. Cummlngs. for Mrs.
Presby. met at Wilton and arranged the terms of
Mrs. Presby charged that from last December to
March of this year she was locked up in her
daughter's apartments at No. 306 West 54th street.
New York, and constantly plied with liquors and
drugs, and that two fierce bulldogs were kept
locked up with her.
Mrs. Presby charged thnt her daughter obtained
from her deposits of $6,500 in the Stamford Trust
Company, .bout $1,500 in tho Citizens' laving! Bank
v Stamford; Jewelry, diamonds and precious stones
« a ™ d * at $2.noi>; furniture from her home valued at
J3.000; a mortgage on Mlanus property for SBtt) and
a house and eight lots in Johnsonburg. PenVi., vaN
Under the compromise the Axtels are permitted
to keep their farm at Wilton They will however
return to Mrs. Presby the J2.0C0 In jewelry and
pawn tickets representing it. the furniture which
a?soh a n k so mr nb u r rT M ™- presby ' s ho ™ an * < h * **
Barnstable, Mass.. July Arthur 8. Hoxie of
Sandwich, was held without bail by the grand jury
to-day charged with th* murder of his Infant son
Arthur, three years old, who died on July 22. R H*
Faujice, medical examiner, found that the child's
death was caused by blows delivered with th* (Ist
en tho head and over th» heart. In his testimony
to-day Dr. Faunce stated that Hoxie had admitted
to him that he had struck his son, but that he
had urged as justification the child's stubbornness.
"William Carmen, a chauffeur, was held in the
Harlem Court yesterday In $505 ball for trial on a
FlVnn* 2f2 f in£« aUlt ln the lhird de S r *«- Michael
wi£t to rt wa 5 lhe complainant. F i ynn
that Carmen ran him down with his « magistrate
The Bronx 'Beats the Brooklyn—
Victor Throw* Tore Hope to Loser.
The Bronx and th« Brooklyn, two of the mu
nicipal ferryboats raced from the battery to St.
George yesterday afternoon, the former win
ning by a scant length. Until a. half mile from
the finish the two big boats were bow and bow.
and It was an exciting race. Then the Bronx
gradually fosged to the front, much to the dis
may of the crowd of passengers aboard th*
Brooklyn. Enthusiasm ran high, and several
bets were made on the result. ; ;7{^
Both boats pulled out of the South Ferry slips
at the same time. ' The Brooklyn was crowded,
which may account for her defeat. The Bronx,
was on its way to St. George, where it was tied
up until the rush hours.
Immediately after they passed Governor's Isl
and it was evident that the captains Intended to
make a test of speed. Less than one hundred
yards separated the boats down the bay. and j
their bows were on a line. When the Bronx
drew nway her crew raised a broom to the flag
staff and threw out a tow line as an additional
insult to the defeated boat.
The Manhattan, on her way to this city, gave
three long blasts in honor of the victor.
She Speeds It Through Chicago
Streets to Catch Train.
Chicago. July 31. — Passengers on a southbound
Halsted street car were paniestrlcken yester
day when a woman pushed the motorman from
the front platform and ran the car at high speed
for nearly a mile. No stops were made for pas
sengers to get on or off. and the cat ran Into coal
wagons and other vehicles along the route. Sev
eral women in the car. thinking that an insane
person was at the lever, became hysterical and
had to be held by the male passengers to pre
vent them from leaping to the street.
The woman who caused the terror and excite
ment was Mrs. 8. H. Chldester. of Evergreen
Park. She wanted to catch a Grand Trunk train
at the Halsted and 40th street station, and for
that reason took possession of the car. The con
ductor, assisted by several men passengers, over
powered her after she had run the car six blocks,
and took her to the Halsted street police sta
tion. She convinced the police that she was not
Insane, and was released.
Christian Scientist's Death Being
Investigated by Coroner.
[By T«l*Kraph to Th« THbun«.l
Rochester, July Coroner Klllip is In
vestigating the death, at her home. No. 29
Cady street, this morning, of Miss Fanny Green,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall M. Green.
The Green family are Christian Scientists, and
the young woman, who has been a believer In
those tenets for thirteen years, steadfastly re
fused the aid of a physician, and finally suc
cumbed to what is believed to have been a com
plication of brain fever and spinal meningitis.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the
exact cause of death.
The death was reported to the coroner by her
father, who is associated with Arthur Vosburg
as Christian Science healers, with an office at
No. 517 Central Building. He said that she was
taken ill about two months ago, and he at once
began his treatment. She fought disease per
sistently, being better one day and suffering a
relapse the next. She was not attended by a
physician at any time, it was said at the Green
home to-day.
Coroner Killip will hold an inquest In order
to fix responsibility for the young woman's
MRS. CORE)' (;OT &sr>nn.nno.
Re-port iv Brad dock Also Says Steel
Head Will Marry Again.
[By Telegraph to Tho Triton*.]
Braddork, Perm., July 31. — Following the news
from Nevada that the courts had granted to Mrs.
Laura Cook Corey a divorce from her husband,
W. Ellis Corey, head of the United States Steel
Corporation, the story is being circulated hero
that the amount pa by Corey to his wife was
Corey has, according to friends here, con
templated a second marriage as soon as possible
after the bonds of his marriage, with his wife
should be dissolved, and the woman he Intended
making his second wife, it is understood, threat
ened to refuse to marry him if there was too
much newspaper notoriety over the divorce in
Nevada. Corey paid the money and promised to
make no defence If attacked on tho grounds of
desertion, the story goes. Mrs Corey agreeing
not to use the name of MlsS Mabelle Oilman or
any other woman. It is understood here that
Miss Oilman Is not the woman who, it is said,
will be the next Mrs. Corey.
Brother of Late Cardinal Says London
"Smart Set" Needs Talking To.
Father Kenelm Yfiughan, brother of the late
Cardinal Vaughan. of Westminster Cathedral. Lon
don, and of Father Bernard Vftiighan. the Jesuit,
who created & furore abroad some weeks ago by
declaring that London society was rotten and had
only a small chance of being saved, arrived here
yesterday from South America on his way to Lon
don. Fiither Vaughan is the g>:e*t of Monsignor
Lavelle. .it St. Patrick's Cathedral.
"And po Bernard has been telling them things,
fh? 1 he remarked. v.-h»n informed what hip Jesuit
brother had to say of London society. "Well, they
need it. Th* London "Smart Pet ' is different so
different, from yours.- ami with this remark Kaiher
Kfnelm Vaughari dismissed the subject.
Father Vaußhßn lias just completed a tour of the
South American republics, where he raised £18.000
for the SoanlSh Chapel in th*» rtfw Westminster
Cathedral, begun ly his brother, th* Cardinal, and
dedicated last year by the present head of the
Catholic Church in England, Archbishop Bourne.
Next week Morsisnor John Vsughan. another
brother, will join him kfoasignor Vaughn n is com
ing to this country for a protracted stay as ih*
n U /r£>rrt f , Archh , ish °l> Ireland. Still later Father
IWnard "I niißhan will .ome to this oouturv to
X. m VuXni, th " ■SIS rhuroh*" Fnthe-
Kenolm \ außhan l 3l 3 the oMest of the brother*
Next month he will be sixty-six years old. He •?
pens to urn to England early InfthSlL* ISI
has been absent ten year*. - He
~~ ~
Cornerstone Laid at Hoop with Informal
TTa^hinßton, July Sl.-Tho cornerstone of the new
Senate office building fronting on the Ca P lt£
Plaza was laid to-day at noon in th presence of
Elliott Woods, superintendent of the Capitol- Dan
iel lUnsdell. sergeant-at-arms of the Senate' sev
eral Senate employed and a few newspaper ' men
The exercises were entirely informal, and were in
striking contrast to those when the cornerstone
for the House building was laia in the spring
upon which occasion the Masonic order of the
District of Columbia had charge of the exercises
and President Roosevelt delivered his "muck rako"
speech. The trowel used to-day was the Mine as
that employed at the House cornerstone laving «nd
was the gift of the District S.o'etv of th» Snn«
of the American Revolution. y Son "
IBy Telegraph to Th» Tribune J
Annapolis. July Si.— The gold medal for small
arms was awarded to-day to Midshipman Francis
A. Vosaler. of Maysville. W. Va., who was the
crack shot of th* midshipman rifle t*am this y*ar.
The silver medal for small arms went to Carl T
Osburn. of Jacksonville. Ohio, and the bronse
medal to Robert C. GiSen. of Lincoln. Neb. The
gold medal for great guns went to Herbert J.
French, of Lancaster. JCo.; th* silv*r medal to
William A. OUssford. at Las Vsgas, S M aid
I broase medal to Leo P. Welch, of Woro«»^ p
St. Paul and Minneapolis
and return from Chicago August I.lth to
23th, inclusive, return limit -August 31st,
account 40th annual encampment G. A. R.
An unusual opportunity to visit the Twin
Cities, Fort Snelling, the Falls of Mmne
haha and the Lake Region of Minnesota.
Qll* round-trip rate all summer, good
IO returning until October 31st.
Correspondingly- low rates from all eastern
points. Four fast throng trrns^ach
J^jtFM^^^^ffk va V ov . er Th* North-Western
*S^o^*m *B 1 I J^Sr^^ All ar^ats sell tkSrets ever Jils Has. Fm
■H m I I IpjMS Wmß fall iafoi=3tloß call oa or **
U^^^^Pt^^LVw %r General Eas— m Agent C* N TV. r;/..
J^^^^ •*•« *** Broa<tway. K«w Tors. X. X.
Traffic Managers Ask Commission
to Modify Rules.
[From' The Trfhoa» Bureau.]
Washington, July Sl.— bearing: given by the
Interstate Commerce Commission to-day to the
railway traffic managers was largely attended, all
the Important Southern and Western lines and some
of the Eastern ones being represented. The attend
ance and the tone of the statements made Indi
cated an earnest desire on th» part of the railways
to comply with the provisions of the Railway Rate
law. although there were instances pointed out In
which such modifications as are within the discre
tion of the commission were deemed essential.
The questions of posting schedule* and of uni
formity in them were extensively discussed. The
traffic managers also presented for th« considera
tion of the commission the obstacles which would
confront them in handling expert business were
they compelled to advise the commission thirty or
even one day in advance of changes in their rates.
They submitted that their rates to seaports on
certain commodities, notably cotton and cotton
products and grata, were almost Invariably based
on the transoceanic rates, and these In turn were
based on the available transportation facilities on
a given date. With a view to equalizing the traffic
and preventing congestion as the result of especial
ly low rates at a given port where there might
happen to be several vessels seeking cargoes, and
again In order to prevent discrimination against
certain ports where a scarcity of vessels might re
salt in Increased water rates. the railroads were
in the habit of varying their own rates, often each
twenty-four hours, such variation being sufficient
to equalise the through Atlantic or Pacific rate.
No decisions were announced by the commission,
but the evidence was all taken by stenographers,
and an effort will be made to modify the regula
tions, as the commission is empowered to do so. as
to result in no hardship either to the railroads or
to the various ports.
Th.9 passenger agents will be heard to-morrow,
and It Is possible that some more testimony may be
taken from th© traffic managers. These meetings of
the commission are Held behind closed doors, and
newspaper men are not admitted.
It may be said that there is every Indication of
amicable arrangements being made between the
commission and the railway men whereby the pro
visions of the law may be complied with with a
minimum of hardship to all concerned.
brief, the railroad officials made three general
requests of the commission:
— That a reasonable extension of time i>e
given them to prepare and publish and file with the
commission their new tariff schedule under the law,
and that the book containing the rates might be
left with each station agent, Instead of being post
ed at th\ station. "
Second — the requirement of a notice of
thirty days in a change of a rate or rates be elimi
nated, particularly as to import and export traffic.
Third— the railroads be relieved from the
publication of terminal rates at points of destina
tion and allowed to publish them only at the noint
where the charges originate. This would make no
difference in the rates themaelv«a. and It would be
a matter of convenience to the roads.
Nothing Known of Threatened Up
rising, Mr. Thompson Says.
■Washington. July Sl.— The State Department re
ceived the following dispatch to-day from Ambassa
dor Thompson at the City of Mexico:
City of Mexico. July 31, 190*.
Secretary of State. Washington:
Will you please cause The Associated Press to
say that the numerous statements in America.^
papers relative an an uprising of Mexicans against
foreigners in Mexico. September 16. is without
foundation, to far as is discoverable in Mexico,
where seemingly all said of such an uprising comes
from reading: American papers received in this city.
President Diaz assures me this morning, as he
did a week since, as reported in my di-ratch of
July. 5. that he is unable to find cause for any of
the alarming interviews and statements reported to
have been given out by Americans returning to the
Unitfd States from Mexico.
The Mexican government, however, because of
the alarming stories put In circulation, are, vigi
lant to the last degree, and should disturbances
develop at any point the offenders will be dealt
with as their cases may merit. The railway or
ganizations have been named in some American
newspaper article* as the instigators of the anti-
American sentiment. Lost night the chief officers
( Mexicans > of one of the two organizations in
Mexico <Gran Liga de Empliados de Ferrocarrll>
called to tell rf the great injustice toe American
press is doing their order, and saying that their
people had no grievances against either the Mexi
can government or th* foreigners, their sole object
being to propagate peaceably a better condition for
the railway employes. THOMPSON.
American Ambassador.
He Warns Them That They Musi
Compete nith Whites.
Washington. July 31.— The Negro Young People's
Christian and Editorial Congress began a five days'
cession here to-day. Several thousand delegate*
are In attendance. Bishop Games, of Atlanta, and
Secretary Bonaparte made addresses. Bishop
Games spoke of th<- fact that the Negro race had
been brought through many difficulties and trials
since the last meeting in Atlanta four years ago.
In spite of obstacles, he snid. the race had made
progress even In four years. He specifically namod
MS avowed enemies of the Negro Senator Tillman.
of South Carolina; Governor Vardaman of Missis
sippi, Governor' Jefferson Davis of Arkansas and
Thoir.aa Dixon. He sdded that John Temple Graves
could be counted among them "as the moat dan
gerous of th* group, because he is. the most highly
Secretary Bonaparte spoke on "The Furore of
the Negro Race in America." He declared that the
Negro race was the only one which ever has b«en
able to live with white people. * Indians and Aus
tralians and Polynesians, he raid, had died oft be
fore the white man. hut tha black race had not.
He therefore argued that the Negro could not af
ford to he lasy and ignorant and vicious, for all
around him. pressing him on every side, was a race
with which he had to compete, whether he wished
to or not. and which it would tax all his energies
to struggle against.
"There Is no room In America for people who
can't take care of themselves." he continued. "I
am one of those who feel strongly the repeated
injustice and frequent perfidy which have marked
our treatment of the Indians, but. after all has
been said the Indians wouldn't or couldn't, or. at
all events, didn't, learn how to work in competition
with th* white men. and they have been first
pushed to the wall and then crushed against it
You must either share their late or prontby their
(■Msjia You can't In this country 'res: aid oe
thankful,' for if you try to do this, you -wn\ ami
have nothing to be thankful for. T- a mi« 72
sensual and benighted are never ma.. 7 CS ZTJ
America now Is a country only tap Jr-jemei*
Sister of Merry to Rescue — Jersey City and
Brooklyn Hen Caught by Currents.
John O'Brien, twenty-eight years eH a, u-.ce^aa
of Glendennon avenue. Jersey City. and Abbbl
Sweeney, twenty-one years old. of Wat SB S-tter
venue, Brooklyn, were drowned while bat&yjf y^.
terday at Rockaway Beach. O'Brien was % sen
ber of the, choir of the St. Lucy Catholic CSsjhSj a
Jersey City, which was having a days «s4tj| t:
the beach.
The water had been rough for the last few cayi
at Bockaway Beach. O'Brien, who was sail •■> s,
the best swimmer of the party. vnturM sjsl too
far and was caught by a strong current. H» ssM
for help and Father Cunningham and Eister Cyril
started after him.
By this time O'Brien had swallowed a sjbjßlbj
able amount of water and was sinking for the last
time when be was caught by Sister Cjiil »='
Father Cunningham and Drought to shore. Dr. 3~
K. Schenck was called, but the man disc! Tit
body was removed to the morgue.
Sweeney went under while swimming off CruWs
Pavilion. It la believed that he was aslsed 9
cramps. Several attempts were mads to ssßsl
him. but because of the rough water it »v <».
possible to get near him.
The body of William Sullivan, thlrty-c;* y^r*
old. a gas titter, who was drowned on liar. lay". m
found on the beach near Sea View avenne Testae
day by Charles Williams, of No. 15 Fort or»ec«
Place, Brooklyn.
Sirs. Sarah Garvey. of No. I.2SJ F;*th ar»nu«
Brooklyn, died in the Coney Island Hecaptka Hos- i
pital a half hour after she was bsjbjsj] tto~
drowning, and had apparently rec .er?i tmn
submersion, yesterday. *\fj-s. Garvty ail i.*r
daughter were bathing at "West sth street, «*»-.
the mother gave way to a fainting spsU. AUr»cu*.-i
hurried to her side, and revived her fcetar* th»
arrival of Dr. "Whiton from the Recepti..- 'dot
rital. On being told of the danger she bad ieer.
In when she fainted while bathing. Sirs. G«rv«?
again lost consciousness and died.
Washington. July H.-ReconstnwOon of th» «id
Constitution Is on* of th* tasks of the Bureau of
Construction and Repair of the Navy : sparrow*
provision having been made to save aQ that .» pos
sible of the famous old ship. Constructor »-<=». ci
the Boston Navy Yard, recently made a M| U
Salem, Mass., where there is a model of th- Con
stitution as she was before- being reeoastr--:t»'i
in IMS. This model was presented to the MB
Marine Museum by Commodore Hull, and h p>
only one available showing what the Const::
was in her best days. It is quite likely that ■ re
constructing; th* Constitution the Satan r.oa*
will be used.
While bathing in the East River, off ISSti. street,
The Bronx, last night. Patrick Walsh. IwuuU tm
years old, of No. 134 Alexander aventxs. was sslm«3
with a cramp and drowned. Two ooßtj^.i^*
Fred Heller, of No. 168 Fulton avenue, and A| '-***
Gunnelli. of No. 244 Willis avenue, tried m vain to
rescue him. Half an hour later they recove-? l .-»
body, but he was then past help.
[By Telegraph to The Tribunal
Stamford. Conn.. July Nicholas H;re»*«
thirteen years old, playfully seised Joseph GesiSfi
ten years old. while bathing in the canal her- Ml
afternoon and dragged him Into tho chanrel :»
"duck" him. Gentile could not swim, sad la ■
frantic struggles to get free he hurt Jlorela. SH
the latter suddenly let go of him and was dro-*-.^
Henry Cousins, an eleven-year-old Negro bor. IBP
off a pier and caught Gentile as he weati ac»~i .-»
second time and turning him over to Free HP
wood, another small boy. who also lear«? In: 1 i-»
water, went back for Morella. but was toolste.
fßv Telegrapfc to Tae Tribune.]
Wlnsted. Conn.. July St-Charles Wssfftdfc) Hit
rison. the seventeen-year-old son of D. C Harri
son. of Ozone Park. Long Island, and empior^ **
the New York Telephone Company at it.* jSIS
street central office, was drowned la Higalsr L * i * •
here late this afternoon while bathing wtth *•
oonnpanions. Harrison came here on Saturday *s
visit his brother Louis. The two brothers »«"■ »•!
the lake this afternoon. Toting MarrßK~ *-*
could not swim, went in bathing and venture m
yond his depth. His brother, wbo was la *■*%'*
on the opposite side, heard his cries, tat srr ■•'••. ■
late to save him.
While bathing with a launch party, to tfw WKJ
River off Dyckman street, lata yesterday aftf.'*
noon. Fritz Holstea. sixteen years old. of >"& 8>
West Wist street, dived off the boat Into twelve •*
of water and did not come up. It is *cppos*£ •■
h* struck the bottom and was stunned. ■ «' M
suffered a sudden cramp. His body was ~" "*/
covered. though his companions tried to gst V-
One of them became exhausted in his efforts SSBJ
had to be dragged Into the launch.
Philadelphia. July 31.— John Fogarty. of this «■*
who. was reported to have been drowned whsa ••
ashing yacht Nora capsized in Ang!«sea (S. W
Inlet last Sunday, Is alive. He was rescued by"?
life guards, and returned home at enca. He di
since been confined to his bed. suffering itv*
shock. A dispatch from Anxrlesea says that COWS*
Thompson expresses the belief that the fatal***
resulting from the- capsizing of the yacht?
and Alva B. were greater than reported. • Si H
no additional bodies have been recovered. •••
t«'.t«ntinf.l dSSMI number six and th* miss&r C? 1 *
Edgemere. Long Island. July Si. -William C^*"
roll, a waiter at the Edsemere Hotel, was dr—"**
while bathing at Sea Breeze avenue this mornto*
He was seized with cramps, and sank b»#»r» sH
could reach him. The body was recovered.
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