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V- LXVI .N° 21.SH.
r. a <iHi»:i?T in i.i. fight
(h. Mrs Restrained from Rebuilding
on Ouster Bay's Shore Line.
|By TcJesraplj tr mm Tribune.]
Oyster Bay. Aug. 3.— Constable Jack Me
<juai<l.\ who Is the entire police force of Oyster
Bay. wrote another chapter to-day In tho story
of the shore front fight. He got up earlier than
usual and served restraining orders on the own
ers of the piers and walls which were partially
demolished yesteruay by the highway commis
The constable made his first call upon UmM
C. Tiffany, and reached his place just as he was
leaving for New York in his automobile. It
was quite as dramatic as the end of the third
get of almost any East Side thriller. The mill
ionaire. the great automobile gathering speed
for Ha swift run to New # York. the red faced
constable crying "Stop! I serve these papers in
the name of the law." Then consternation on
the Mi* of the millionaire and the automobile,
and triumph resting proudly with the beads of
perspiration upon the brow of the constable.
Af a matter of fact, the dramatic climax was
subdued a trifle by Mr. Tiffany politely coming
to a halt as soon as be saw the officer, and ac
cepting the paper from his hands with a "Thank
JlcQualde then visited the homes of F. R.
Coudert, George C. Maxwell and Mrs. J. West
Roosevelt, to serve similar papers upon them.
Be secured personal service upon Messrs. Cou
dert and Maxwell, but found that Mrs. Roose
velt is in Europe He therefore hunted up the
superintendent of Mrs. Roosevelt's farm, and not
only gave him the paper, but read tt to htm In
tie most impressive constabulary tones. The
caretaker was scared at first, for he Bad an idea
that McQualde was preparing to send him to
the electric chair or the penitentiary for life.
Before the constable left the Roosevelt farm,
however, the superintendent's fears were some
sjfcat allayed, and he promised faithfully never
to put up the pier again. Whether or not the
property owners will pay any heed to the board's
psatratntnc order remains to be seen. If the
obstructions are rebuilt, the village fathers say,
tt win be a signal for the complete demolition
Of the new piers.
As a counter stroke to the order of restraint.
Frederic R. Coudert to-day said that he had
brought cult against the men who demolished
his pier on Thursday, and. intends to hold them
personally liable. Mr. Coudert said:
Mr. Underbill, one of the highway commis
sioners, is reported to have said that the com
missioners intended to take down just enough
to give the owners a chance to start suit against
them if they wasted to. This statement is ab
solutely erroneous for the following reason:
Nearly three years ago the Highway Commis
sioners visited me and. informed me that my
pier interfered with the movement of carriages
a:. wagons along the shore at low water, and
that they intended to demolish it. I Informed
them that such an action on their part would
be wholly illegal and that I would resist It, but
I suggested that if they would return at a later
date I would in the mean while obtain an in
junction and have our legal rights tested, as I
had no desire to ask or claim anything more
than the strict legal rights which I felt would
be accorded to riparian owners by the Court
of Appeals of the State of New York. The
Highway Commissioners at that time assented
to this suggestion, and £ obtained a temporary
injunction. . The case was tried in the lower
courts, and decided adversely to my claims as
riparian owner, on the basis of a decision ren
dered by the Appellate Division in the Second
Department in regard to lands on the Great
South Bay.
The case Is now pending in the Court of Ap
peals, and will be reached for argument and
flr.al disposition about next November. The
Attorney General of the State is also appearing
therein, representing the claims of the state.
which are adverse to those of the town of Oy
rter Bay.
Townsend Scudder represents me and other
property owners interested, and he had agreed
wnh tho counsel for the town of Oyster Bay
that property owners were not to be molested
•Bring the pendency of this suit. Under this ar
rangf mfnt my pier has been up. and had been
linnmleFted down to Thursday.
Thursday, upon returning home. I found two
of the highway commissioners. Underhlll and
Hawkshurst. accompanied by the town con
ftaMe and fourteen or fifteen men, had in my
absence completely demolished my pier, which
was upon Iron pipes, throwing it down from
about fifteen feet from the shore to its end, a
distance of over a hundred feet. The pier in
falling had crushed in a new and expensive
A.l This was done without any notice what
ever to me, and without any intimation that
tnt stipulation between counsel that nothing
•a. to be done pending the disposition of
the litigation by the Court of Appeals was
r.ot to I*- lived up to. The whole structure, to
gether with my boat, was demolished, and is
now .1 total wreck, and by no possible theory,
were ny authorities of the town justified in
what seems to me to be p. high handed outrage.
I intend to hold the individuals who did the
work of demolition personally responsible, and
have brought suit against them for the damage
There 'an be no highway on land which Is
covered with water twelve hours out of the
twenty-four, and the highway theory is the
•*.-<•<-•. fiction.
As to the rights of littoral or riparian owners
to have ai-oess to the water and to build a pier
for their own use in order to obtain such access,
I have little doubt, and am willing to stand
*pon the law as laid down in a recent case in
«*« Hew York Court of Appeals.
Mr. Coudert then quoted the decision of the
court in the case of Corn well and Crossmon, in
which the right of the proprietor of land to
build a pier to the navigable water was main
ci: :.;:;al gibbons for Sunday rest
Signs Hack Brivers' Petition Against Hold
ing of Funerals on Sabbath.
[r.y Telegraph to The TrfbU&e. 1
Baltimore, Aug. 3.— Cardinal Gibbons has
*e^d a petition prepared by the local back
drivers' association against the holding of Sun
day funerals, and has promised to give bis aid
, *ta> in pn venting weddings on Sunday at which
' rarrias^s are used. The hack drivers have also
** «niit»ted \\jt aid of many clergymen of various
<lerioir.ir.aUor.jj, as well as of all undertakers.
The petition reads that only In case of neces
sity ake death from contagious disease, shall
bodies be buried on Sunday.
Yellow fever DEATH near Havana.
g New Orleans. Aug. 3. — A death from yellow
-ever near Havana was reported to the State
Board of Health to-day by Its inspectors In
— ■ •
rßy 'itleETaph to The Tribune.]
Morriaville. Va,. Aug. B— John Jacobs died in
awful agony here last night, as the result of a
»a.mrroth dose of quinine. Hearing that quinine
*aa rood for malaria the man took at' on<- dose
toe entire contents of a dram bottle. His lungs
•'Urst, his eve* burst, the drums of his ears
fcurst and he died suffering Indescribable pain.
insylvanli . Railroad, ever*' Saturday until
i." ( ," •"• I. in.-luslv*. .'.«•;■•..• ;:■»• York •>:,
* M. *rri?+ Atlantic City 4-30 V. M. Parlor cars,
Clc^-j ear and anstlM* . a<li"L
_ To-day, ruin.
To-morrow-^ rain; (muth wind*.
I •
Oarsmen 'All in Good Health, and
Expect to Beat Cambridge.
Queonstown, Auk 3;— The' . Harvard cight
oared crew, which will row Cambridge Univer
sity on the Thame3.on September B,' arrivd
here to-night on the White Star Line steamer
Th. men enjoyed- the trip over, and exercised
on board ship as much as possible. They are
In aplendid health.
Asked what thoy thou of "their prospects
t'hV^w the coming race, they declared that
id ,T. «n2Tt.J lave '' r V sed the ocean If they
MM not expected to make a good showing.
'Cattlemen Suspected of Having
Buncoed President Roosevelt.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Omaha. Aug. The discovery has been made
that the great North Platte forest reserve of
300,000 acres of supposed forests has scarcely
one hundred trees on the entire reservation, but
Instead Is composed of flat prairie land without
a tree In sight for miles.
The reserve was declared a forest by Presi
dential proclamation In March of this year, and
It is believed that cattlemen were back of the
representations made to President Roosevelt
that the land was covered with trees. The big
cattle interests have leased the land from the
government under the forest reserve act. An
effort will be made to have the land opened for
Pauengen an Seabird Taken Of by
the Mary Patten.
While on the way from this city to Red Bank,
N. J.. the Merchants Line steamboat Seabird yes
terday broke her shaft, as the steamer was pass
ing Ambrose Light. In the Lower Bay. Two
hundred passengers who were on board were
badly frightened and showed signs of panic, but
were quieted by the assurances of Captain
Throckmorton and the officers that there was
no danger.
The Mary Patten, of the Patten Line, soon
came to the Seabird's assistance and took off
the passengers and carried them to Little Silver.
K. J. The Beabird was taken in tow by the tug
John Nicholas and brought back to the city.
THEFTS MAY BE $300,000.
Man Who Robbed Bank Sets That
Figure — Accomplice Escapes.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Pittsburg. Aug. a— Clifford B. Hixton. book
keeper of the Union Trust Company, which he
and an accomplice robbed, this afternoon told
the detectives and bank officials that he believed
the amount of money stolen from' the bank
would reach $300,000. Of this sum, he says,
$125,000 was taken within the last nine months
and that the greater part of it was sunk in an
Alaskan copper mining venture, out of which
they did not realize a penny.
The detectives who are working on the case
allowed Hizton's accomplice to get away last
night. It was said that he was in Cleveland,
and telegrams were sent to arrest him, but word
came back that the man wanted had taken a
train, presumably for St. Louis. Detectives in
that city have been instructed to be on the look
out for him.
Hixtons accomplice was a teller in the bank.
and it was this man who handled all the money
in the robbery. Hixton then made the false
entries in the books, which covered up the thefts.
Hixton's accomplice had recently lived in an ex
pensive suite of apartments in one of the most
fashionable apartment houses in the city. He
had also spc-nt a great deal of his time and
money playing the races, and it was these things
that first attracted the attention of the hank
No statement of any kind would be made to
day by the officials of the Union Trust Company.
It was said at the bank that President McEl
downey was out of the city.
Pennsylvania Town Inundated by
the Breaking of Dam.
Hamburg. Perm.. Aug. 3. — This town was
flooded to-night hy a great rush of water
through the breaking of a dam at the Union
Flour Mill. There were many thrilling rescues
and narrow escapes. One of the most notable
was that of the family of Profassor Wallace, a
blind organist. When the flood came all ttie
members of the family sought refuge on the sec
ond floor. The water rose almost to the second
story, and neighbors with boats went to their
rescue. Tho blind man was let down out of the
window by means of a rope made of bedding,
and the children were tossed from the upper
windows and caught by the men.
The fifteen members of the board of directors
of the local bank, who were in weekly session,
were saved by climbing ladders and reaching the
second story windows of the adjoining building.
Great damage was wrought to dwelling houses
along the creek. Public roads were washed
out and many bridges destroyed. The flood was
caused by one of the heaviest rains in the his
tory of northern Berks County.
Fifty Per Cent Assessment Levied on Stock
of Hamburg-Bremen.
Hamburg, Aug. 3.— At an extra meeting of
the stockholders of the Hamburg-Bremen Fire
Insurance Company, held here to-day, the di
rectors informed the stockholders that the total
loss of the company, as a result of the San
Francisco disaster, amounted to $4,30r>.000. The
reserves on hand amounted to $2,500,000, and it
would, therefore, be necessary for the stock
holders to pay 50 per cent on the capital.
The widespread interest in the $1 campaign
subscription plan of the Republican Congres
sional Campaign Committee was shown yester
day when the following letter was received from
Henry Bohlander. of Mascoutah, 111.:
Inclosed please $1 from one of the original
Republicans, to be used in this campaign as you
see fit. I voted for Abraham Lincoln tn lfcfiO-'G4;
my father for Fremont in IST>G. The Republi
cans, as history shows, -ire the fellows that do
[Ily Telegraph to The Tribune.
Greeley Centre. Neb.. Aug. 3.— Dan Reed, as
sistant section foreman of the Burlington Rail
road, who was in charge of the gang which was
ordered to burn the two cars of incriminating
records of the road last week, told the United
States prosecuting attorney to-day all that he
knew of the destruction of the records. He told
of being ordered Into the car by Roadmaster
Burns of breaking open two barrel* of kerosene
and of saturating the papers. Afterward the
papers were fired and burned. Reed left the
company's employ yesterday.
l J c/»l»ively finest bt-verage.— AdvC
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 3.— After clinging to a
wreck two days and nights and suffering: in
descrlbable torture, three men and a boy were
saved In Pamllco Sound by the schooner
Annie Farrow. The rescued were I. A. Bal
lance, Charles Foster and Benny Jennett, the
last named being a mere lad. The men and boy
were raving maniacs, suffering as they did from
exposure and lack of food. Mrs. S. A. John
son and Miss Jennie Burrus, of Middletown, N.
C, who were in the cabin of the vessel at the
time she was struck by a storm, are undoubtedly
The wrecked vessel was the fishing schooner
Luther B. May, bound from Hatteras to Engle
AltT >Tn)hNT> AWRY.
Reformer Hanged in Effigy at Stu
dents' League Building.
The raid made by Anthony Comstock on the
Art Students' League at No. 215 West .""th
street on Thursday created a great stir yesterday
among the members of tb^e league and thei:
friends. An indication of the feeling aroused
was the hanging of Mr. Comstock in effigy at a
window on the third floor of the art school
building. An obese figure, with the face orna
mented with red sldewhiskers, dangled from a
rope, and was decorated with a sign bearing the
significant number "23." Students who were
at the building also drew cartoons of Mr. Com
stock. some with angel wings and halos, and
all grotesque caricatures.
Miss Robinson, the bookkeeper of the league,
who was arrested by Mr. Comstock and paroled
in the custouy of E. C. Crowley, the league's
counsel, was not at the building during the day.
Mr. Crowley went to the building late in the
afternoon to meet Arthur N. Fuller, president
of the league, who had been summoned in haste
from Boston. Th<=y had a meeting there last
evening with Robert H. Nisbit. one of the vice
presidents; Stephen Conflict, the treasurer, and
a few members of the board of trustees, and
later Mr. Fuller gave out the following state
In view of the unprecedented and absurd ac
tion of Mr. Comstock in relation to the Art
Students' League catalogues, a few facts con
cerning the league may be of interest. The Art
Students' League of New York stands at the
head of the art schools of the country. Its list
of instructors contains names of artists of
marked character and distinction. It has main
tained a high standard of instruction and gov
ernment. Nearly all the professional artists of
the country are its graduates.
That a school of this character should be
subjected to the sensational attack of Mr. Corn
stock is outrageous. The league had not the
slightest intimation that its publications could
be considered objectionable until Comstock's
sudden arrest of an entirely Innocent and un
protected girl employe.
Concerning the pamphlets themselves, copies
of them were transmitted through the mails
with the full knowledge and consent of the
postal authorities. This attack is, not on the
league alone, but on alt artists, and it is need
less to say that the league will push the fight
Mr. Crowley said In the afternoon that be had
consented to an adjournment of the examina
tion of Miss Robinson on the charge of giving
away obscene literature until September 14.
Mr. Comstock wanted to begin a month's va
cation to-day, he said, and Magistrate Mayo,
who had the case In the police court, also want
ed to go on a vacation. In the mean time Miss
Robinson would be on parole. If the complaint
against her should be dismissed. Mr. Crowley
said, proceedings would be begun immediately
to punish Mr. Comstock for an unjustifiable ar
rest and for the recovery of t!ie league's cata
logues which had been seized by Mr. Comstock.
Inasmuch as Mr. Comstock had proceed**! under
the form of law. however, the league would have
to await the decision of the courts in the case
of Miss Robinson before beginning any pro
ceeding to punish Mr. Comstock.
"Do you consider that Mr. Comstock had the
authority to seize the entire issue of the
League's catalogues?" Mr. Crowley was asked.
"He acte-d under the authority of a search
warrant issued by a magistrate." Mr. Crowley
leplied. "We do not concede that the cata
logues contained any obscene pictures. If we
can satisfy the courts that the drawings* In the
nude to which Comstock objects are artistic and
not obscene, we shall be able to free Miss Rob
inson from the charge against her and also to
prevent the destruction of the catalogues, which
are to remain in the custody of the IMstrict At
torney pending the decision of the case."
Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, director of the Met
ropolitan Museum of Art. expressed astonish
ment yesterday when he heard of the latest
Comstock raid He said he could not under
stand it, and asked to be informed about Mr.
'Comstock and his society.
"I trust," he satd. "it does not mean that the
liberty of the art schools shall be taken away.
All art schools employ models in the nude. A
nude figure is not indecent unless it is made
nude for the purpose of offending the morals."
"Did you ever hear of such action In England
or France?" he was asked.
"Never in my life. Really, 1 cannot under
stand it. I wonder if tlie man is .serious or if
he is joking."
Everett Shinn, an artist of the city, said to
reporters that Mr. Comstock's action was scan
dalous and evidently meant as ;i sensational at
tack on artists.
R. Hinton Perry «=ald the raid on the Art Stu
dents' League was "another bad brook by Corn
stock." To an artist, he raid, the drawings In
the nude in the catalogues of the school were
not obscene, however much they might appear
so to Mr. Comstock. Besides, they wore not
meant for the eye of the general public, but for
artists and art students.
H. B. Wechsler said he thought there was
"possible indiscretion" in the use of drawings
in the nude in the league's catalogues, but it
was certain that no offence against morals could
have been intended, and no artist or urt student
would consider the drawings indecent. For that
reason, he said. Mr. Comstock's action was in
the nature of a scandal.
Mr. Comstock was in his office in the city a
few hours yesterday, before starting on his
summer vacation, and he defended his action,
declaring that pome of the drawings in the cata
logues of the Art Students' League were posi
tively indecent.
"We are Justified by a dozen court decisions in
seizing the catalogues," he said. "Bo long as
they keep their nude pictures In the studios,
where they belong, we shall not molest them.
Such a work of art shut up in a salon or studio
is one thing, but such a work of art prowling
around in the public street or In the home, where
It may suggest impure thoughts, is another
thing. Wild animals are all right In their
cages, but when they break out they must be
hard, N. C. with a cargo of fish. Those rescued
were taken to Mldd'leton for me<ii v tgm/tmmt
A relapse following the shock may prove fatal
The Farrow was bound from Washington.
N. C. for Fairfleld. Captain McKinney saw at
a distance a vessel bottom up. Although the
seas were running high and there wa3 great
danger in launching a boat, this was done. Th
rescuers saw the men and boy clinging to the
wreck and staring wildly about. They were
mad. With great difficulty the three were taken
from the wreck and aboard the small boat.
After stimulants had been administered they
managed to tell how their vessel was wrecked
and gave their own names and the names of
the women.
Mr. Balfour Accuses Premier — -Lab
< mil Xear Defeat.
London, Aug. 4.— The Trades Dispute bill,
which is a direct outcome of the Taff Vale <L&
clsion. that trade unions' funds are liable for
the illegal acts of individual members of a
union, passed the committee stage in the House
of Commons this morning, and was reported
amid ministerial cheering. Considerable excite
ment marked the debate. Several amendments
opposed by the government were defeated by
narrow majorities, in one case the government
being saved from defeat by a few Unionist
There was an extraordinary scene after mid
night, following Sir Henry Campbell-Banner
man's refusal to accept Lord Robert Cecil's mo
tion to report progress. Lord Robert saying that
the Prime Minisiter had pledged himself that
the debate should not continue after 11 o'clock.
When the motion was defeated by a government
majority of 212. Mr. Balfour accused the Prime
Minister of deliberately breaking his pledge.
He declined to take further part In the pro
ceedings, and invited his followers to leave the
House. The invitation of the former Prime
Minister was accepted by all of the threescore
of members of the opposition present, amid iron
ical Ministerial. Nationalist and Laborite cheer
ing. A few of those who left the chamber re
turned subsequently, but the front opposition
bench remained empty, and several Liberals
and Radicals took seats on it amid Radical
The debate then proceeded without interest to
its close.
In place of the clause in the original bill ex
empting the funds of a union from damages
when illegal acts have been committed without
the authority of the union, a clause was adopt
ed giving a trade union, whether of workmen
or employers, complete immunity from claims
for damages for illegal acts committed during a
The. trades dispute Will provides that riq'act of a
trades union shall b?-. held to.be unlawful if such
act la lawful when committed by an individual. "lt
sets] forth in express terms th* right of- peaceful
picketing, which has bean described as an essen
tial right of strikers, and defines the law of .agency
as applied to trades unions. , making .it impassible
to ''claim' redress from union funds for any act un
less it is clear that the act was' authorised by the
governing body of the union.
House of Lords Pas>es Measure on Second
Rending Without Division.
London, Aug. 3.— The Education bill passed
its second reading in the House of Lords to-day
without a division.
Captain of Water Wagon Saves
Lives of Philadelphians.
Captain C. J. <yN«il. of the motor boat Water
Wagon, rescued three Philadelphians who were
making a trip up the Sound In the launch Rich
ard B from drowning on the Hen and Chick
ens reef Thursday night. The men had cluny
to their wrecked launch from C o'clock until
10:30, and two of them were unconscious when
rescued. Their names have been kept a secre:
and an effort was made to suppress the facts.
The Water Wagon belongs to W. A. Alexan
der It was lying in the Horse Shoe Harbor at
Larchmont Thursday. Captain O'Nell. about
IO o'clock, heard cries seaward He put out
and after a litt'.e time again hoard the cries,
which guided him to the Hen and Chickens reef,
where the Richard B. was hard on the rocks.
The men were cMngins to the wreck Captain
O'Neil was alone and had a hard time getting
the first man inU> the Wat?r Wagcn. The ship
wrecked men were brought to the Horseshoe
Hnrbor Yacht Clubhouse and cared for. They
went to Philadelphia yesterday. The Richard
B. was pulled off the reef yesterday afternoon.
Non-Union Motormen in Danger
from Trolley Strike.
New Bedford. Mass.. Aug. .*?. — Three sticks of
dynamite, weighing half a pound each, were
picked up en the lociil street lallway company's
tracks to-aisht. In two Instances non-union
motormen saw the i!y ia:nite i:i Urr.e to prevent
the'r cats running cv or It. A third car ran over
the dynamite, but no explosion followed. The
load is suffering from a strike, which extends
over the lines of New Bedford and Its vicinity.
The cartridges were placed on the track late
to-night In Brook avenue, Clark's Point, in
North Front street, and in Summer street. Aside
from to-night's Incidents tho day, the thirteenth
of the strike, was without Important incident.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Dcs Motnes. lowa. Aug. 3.— By disguising him
self in his wife's clothing Arthur Munnell. of
Ira. succeeded in taking Jennie Smith, fourteen
years old. his wife's sister, to Colfax, from
which place they eloped to parts unknown. A
warrant for the husband on a criminal charge
has been issued, and the wife Is causing circu
lars with his picture and description to be scat
tered broadcast.
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.] .i'_'« *" 1
Denver. Aug. S. — Miss Susie Rogers, eldest
daughter of Dr. Edmund J. A. Rogers, a grad
uate of Miss Wolcotts School and of Smith
College, has shown the Western spirit and taken
a claim at the head of Bear Creek, seventeen
miles from Denver. She is living on the place
to make eood her tltte, and will build a homo
ther * . ■ . £2%. —
Commander of the Asiatic Fleet
Expires at Che-Fon.
Che-K av.z. 4 —Rear Admiral Ch Ja k
son Train, comn ,i .:ns: OhS American fleet to
Astatic waters. Mad here at »:1« this bjmbjlbj
from unemia.
Rear Admiral Charles Jackson Train, command
. r of the Asiatic fleet of the United States Navy.
ntered the Naval Academy on November ». ISO.
and was graduated In Ittt Two years later he was
made master, in 1888 lieutenant, a year later lieu
tenant commander, commander in 1888. and captain
In 1898. His commission as rear admiral was dated
September IX 1904. and a week later he was as
signed to the command of the Asiatic fleet, with the
battleship Ohio as his flagship.
Rear Admiral Train had served on many sta
tions and duties. He was naval officer of the At
lanta expedition in 18M-'9S; commanded the Prairie,
of the North Atlantic patrol squadron, during the
war with Spain; was for a time 'in command of
the monitor Puritan, and later of the battleship
Massachusetts. From 1901 to the time of his pro
motion to rear admiral he was president of the
Board of Inspection and Survey.
He was No. 15 in the list of rear admirals, and
was born in Massachusetts. Admiral Train's son.
Lieutenant Charles R. Train, is commander of the
gunboat Quiros.
As Commander-in-chief of the Asiatic station,
the Important duty of maintaining strict neutral
ity In Philippine waters during the Russian-Japa
nese war devolved upon Admiral Train. He was
tixty-one years old and would have retired from
active service in May of next year.
Old Warship Makes Battery With
out Tttg m Pilot.
Many persons along the Battery stood aghast
yesterday afternoon when the training ship
Portsmouth, with ninety members of the New
Jersey Naval Reserve aboard, came reaching
up th« harbor under full sail, bound for her
anchorage off Hoboken. The feat of tha Ports
mouth caused much comment along the water
front, and many old salts declare it is the first
time this generation has had the pleasure of
seeing a war vessel come up the crowded bay
under full sail, without a pilot. .
Heretofore the training ship after making her
annual cruise has anchored at the Hook and been
taken to her Hoboken pier in tow of a tugboat.
The tide was on . the ebb yesterday morning
when Captain Edward McClure Peters weighed
anchor and set sail. The Portsmouth is a good
sailer. When her canvas filled out In a moderate
breeze she made fairly good .headway against
the tide. When the tide turned in her favor off
the Battery at 3:30 p. m. she almost flew up to
her 'anchorage.
The Portsmouth left Hoboken two weeks ago
with the members of the Naval Reserve of New
Jersey. She touched at no ports, but sailed
about witnin a radius of eighty miles of the
Hook. The men were put through the regular
drills, whleh consisted of taking in and making
sail, revolver practice, battery practice at the
regulation target, and subcallbre practice.
The Portsmouth anchored off 17th St.. Ho
befeen, and will go into her' pier this afternoon.
Illness of Txcenty at Bellevue Brings
Complaints tn Foi it*.
Twenty women nurses of Bellevue Hospital
suffering from ptomaine poisoning, it was dis
covered last night, have been under treatment
since Wednesday in the Bellevue School for
Trained Nurses. It is alleged that they were
poisoned by canned tongue and ham served for
supper at Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday
After supper on Wednesday night several of
the nurses complained of feeling distressed. On
Thursday morning one of them, was seised with
violent cramps'. She was sent over to the train-
Ing school. One after another twenty nurses
were compelled to give up their duties, and a
corps of Bellevue physicians was assigned to
treat them. Five got well enough to go to work
on Thursday. Seven more recovered yesterday,
and last night there were eight still ill in the
training school.
The Illness of the nurses resulted in an in
dignation meeting last night of the hospital
physicians. They resolved, in view of the com
plaints against the food, to protest to Superin
tendent Armstrong in strong terms.
It was said that a week ago yesterday fish
was server! to the physicians which had such an
odor when placed on the table that the diners
requested its instant removal. Meat placed
before the orderlies on Thursday, it is said, was
also complained of.
The complaint at Bellevue against the quality
of food has been of long standing. The illness
of the nurses has brought the matter to a focus.
Says Mrs. Allison Did Nothing
Much Toward Rescue.
[V.y Telegraph to The Trltune.]
Milwaukee, Aug. 3 — Frank Jarmy. a one
trmsd ilxl.lvr.u or. the Christopher Columbus,
who was actively engaged in the attempted res
cue of Wilt Sir* Hull, who was drowned on
Wednesday. I Malm ;••«> much credit was given
Mrs. Allison, of New Tori for her efforts.
•Thu women, she didn't do any jump in." he
says. "Xav; Just c!imb«d down a ladder and
paddled around and stuck her head under water
a couple a times. I was the only one that did
any rescuing.
"A3 soon as I see there was a man overboard
I rush along and g?t a life preserver. " Why?
Because AngroM la th« worst month for cramps,
iind I was nil sweaty, just like you see me now.
and I <lldn t warn to go down with the cramp.
1 wouldn't lose my 'Ife fcr no man."
"Will Occupy Place in Tilth Avenue Formerly
Owned by Isaac Stern.
Clans Spreckels. the sugar man. has bought for
hi* own ocviipSncy No. ISA Fifth avenue, a white
marble dwelling house, adjoining the one at the
northeast corner of 67th street and Fifth avenue'
owned and occupied by George J. Gould. Soon after
the recent San Francisco earthquake Mr. Spreckels
sni.l he would not rebuild his eld home on Nob
Hill, which was one of the how houses of Sun
Francisco. It was badly dasxsfied by the earth
The house Just bought here by Mr. Spreckels oc
cupies a large plot. It has a frontage of S3 feet
in th« avenue and 125 feet in the street. It was
owned and occupied by Isaac Stern. .- r < : . r
(By Telegraph to Th» Tribune]
Boston. Aug. 3— Mlns Evelyn Metcalf has
brought suit agatnnt McKenna * Nolan, a Arm
of bottlers, for SIO.OOO. alleging that In drinking
a bottle of their soda water she swallowed a
large bug. causing her "much pain, anguish and
"What did she expect for five cents." said the
Lierk who boli v v liummUi-buvl."
Russian Workmen ls*ue Call to
People More Mutimcs.
Bt. Petersburg. Aug. Jl— R is asser--M m
authority that there to dissatisfaction hi the
Moscow Regiment of Guards, quartered i
Petersburg. The demands formulated t ha
men are both economic and political. CMssMfeq
have been sent to the barracks of ttts regt
A general strike has been formally *jg#cr
begin in St. Petersburg to-morrow at *•<>: in .
as a preliminary the men employed in a : zen
establishments In the Vasili Ostroy and Wihor
sky quarters and in the Moscow quarter, beyond
the Narva gate, went out at noon to-dai Tin
plan la to begin the strike here to-morr • ■ pjsj »t
Moscow on Monday and gradually •» •»*'• 1 it
through the empire untU all industry. '.-... itng
the railroads and telegraphs, is at a asasjdstUl.
The police this morning arrested htu* ■ dozen
members of the Workmen's Council who were
elected to direct the general strike, an.) :."•>- llso
captured several members of the reTOtatm: *ry
military committee.
The signal to strike has been for-*=inrtM to
seventy-two proletariat organ: z. >.- 1. ■ s '-.hr u#h
the empire.
Rumors of fighting In the Narva qu..rtftr this
afternoon were unfounded. The whole* district
where the Putiloff works are situated i^ occu
pied by troops, especially Cossacks and drag »>a*.
Part of the employes of the Putiloff sjssfea. ax*
on strike, and the workmen of the A-norican
Westlnghouse factory walked out tn Iks course
of the day.
By 6 o'clock hi the evening the nuaVvr of
strikers was estimated at twenty thoi. * Hsft Th<*y
include employes of the electric llgr* •.:.«? p'.ax.ts.
All the stations of the Finnish Kasfcssj be
tween St. Petersburg and Viborg. uf sms! a^>
the entire length of coast which the Has) skirta.
have been occupied by troops.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 4.— Si. Petersbu. ■. z in
darkness last night. The employ as of the sjsjpi
trie lighting plants ceased work yesterday tr'-r
noon in obedience to the call for a general strike.
The service was restored early this monir^- by
sailors of the technical corps.
It will be Impossible to predict the success s|
the strike until Monday, as the bjiiili— ii to St.
Petersburg and the provinces have two hottdajm
—Saturday, which Is the festival day «fl ssjl
Empress Dowager, a great religious feast :ir.l
their regular Sunday holiday.
Up to 2 o'clock this morning tho MflNSj HsU
had gone out except in tho case of an lnsii?-.in
cant line running to Basl ratal aa I sMm sfcasl
resorts near St. Petersburg. Tho man of this
road barricaded the line and had aa Tmtm
portar.t collision with Cossacks tost night.
In the mean time the fate of the Stotypfea
Cabinet sways in the balance, and Rus*:a H
upon the verge of disorders which may lead
either to the reign of tho military or tho pato
letariat. It can be stated definitely that tho
first step toward a dictatorship may bo tak r. m
Sunday or Monday by tho nomination of QfM '■
Duke Nicholas to tho chief rosnmamd of an tho
troops u» Russia. Thta would virtually place
him In control of all tho ttoUisid •totilctu of
the empire where martial law has beer pro
This matter was a subject of sarasst dtoeusjlam
at the interview between the Emperor and
Premier Stolypin yesterday, from which tho
Premier returned in a greatly vexed state of
mind. The revolutions at Sveaborg and Cio>
stadt and the mutiny on board tho r mtoi i
Parayat Aaova gave the tone to the nwnwHiiu
between his majesty and the Premier. Sfessj
matters apparently have left a strong improa
sion upon the mind of the Emperor. Tho Asso
ciated Press has been informed from a Mfjl
source that the nomination of Grand Duke HMsV
olas to the post of comander hi chief. If nrndo.
will be announced as "for tho purpose of h.ir
moniatng the activity of all troops, without ref
erence to political affairs." but Premier Btorypto
is scarcely disposed to regard the nomination Si
this light.
A dispatch received from risstroaotik soys
that heavy reinforcements are being i-ouren . .
there, evidently In fear of aa attack ui>un 0»]
government cartridge and small arm ssSMgJ '■".
that suburb.
Tho long distance telephone •Lat:on wa» v
cupled last night by half a company ot tnJtatr •
n order to prevent tho anticipated attempt . |
the revolutlontota to sorer Ms] ■■sßsssV
.ation between hero and Moscow, an.? ssl b»H
train in from Moscow brought railroad oJMati
who had collected tho funds on haruS sj ssi
various Intermediate stations to prevent tae:
selzure in case of a strike.
It waa announced at tho admiralty bsbl r.i^b I
that the drumhead court martial piocosdir^rs isj
Cronstadt probably would - » -rt'.ed -wtt?!
the execution of too seven ilnalsadsis of too
mutiny, who were condemned to death oa
Thursday. The other mutineers wUI so triad
by the regular court martial, which will tj»
.< onvened after the customary delays.
One element of possible disorder for to-Tur
roy has been removed by tho decision of WH
widow of M. Hertzenstein. tho deputy sjfM Mas
murdered at Terioki, to have tho bo*iy b^r'.rj
there and not to hold services hero sjad sj M s
cow. The prefect of police to-day a^eale-i to
> caacof tho rr-. cession
here, saying tt probably would result la fjsjsj
disorder, which he was resolved to sapptiii sj
any cost. After consultation with tho Con
stitutional Democratic committee Mme. Tinman
stein agreed to this proposal.
Many pickets of cavalry and Infantry worn*
on the street* of St. Petersburg last night.
Business houses generally have boarded up
their windows as they did in the days of tho
great October strike. Practically all of tho
streetcars in the city have stopped running,
and the cab drivers are threatening to cease
w«>rk SB-day.
In anticipation of labor riots small steamers
with qulckfirfng guns mounted on board are
cruising up and down the Neva.
It is understood that some ex-deputtos •*-
longing to the labor party are among ussfl
arrested at Sveaborg and Cronstadt.
Outbreak Promptly Crushed— Tzvo
Hundred Arrests. .
Hekongfors. Aug. 3.— An Incipient mutiny
broke out to-day on board the Russian cruiser
no satyr. It was immediately put down wtth
Narracanseti Pier to New York. July S3 to Ac?.
i.-\ and Monday night. Sept. 3d. Car open tor oc
cupancy 9:30 p. in Leave Narragansett Fsar fa!
lowing morning \:V>, due New Ml »-*■ *. m.—

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