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vplv pI - lATI- --N0"N 0 " 21.832 TRUMP BIG TIM'S TRICK? rlJ y IS SEX ATE I.AMK. Marks, Under Sullivan's Displeas ure. Mnj* Run. Despite Him. Senator Jacob Marks Is likely to run as an in aei,erd>nt candidate for State Senator and ups^t organization of a legislative brokerage bMt *tc S undergoing establishment by "Big Tim" taUivsn. who some time ago resigned from Con- f itt=g that he might return to the State Sen * It is « rich, rare asd racy political tale told by th friends of Marks, who allege that Sullivan «nd Murphy are playing fast and loose with the Senator, so as to get Mm out of the way. paries Is too independent to suit Tammany Htll- In the last session Senator Grady. with orders from Sullivan and Murphy, told him over r,Q over again to "stand without hitching," and jje would not stand. He voted against various Sagrant steals favored by Tammany, and got lilinself disliked by the big corporate interests vhich have been in the habit of getting what they pay for at Albany. The conduct of Marks, perhaps, more than anything else, prompted "Big Tim" to give up •Washington, where the water was deep, and go to Air** l ?, where his pike pole would touch bot tom. Men like Marks were disorganizing the fvctfTn. So Murphy and Sullivan fixed up a plan to take Marks out of the Senate and put Mm in the political dark hole for an Indefinite period. A Supreme Court justiceship was dangled be fore Marks, who was told that his place was on the bench. The Senator was greatly taken with the idea. "Judge Marks" had a pleasant sound to him. It would be fourteen years, with a alary of $17,500 a year, and that is not so bad for. a young man. following one term in the Senate. So all the big and little Tammany men raid it was "Marks for the bench." Meanwhile Alderman John T. McCall was groom"! for Marks's place at Albany. John is warranted to "stand without hitching." He never misunderstands orders, and he is gifted with oratory which can make black look white If the transformation is desired by "the boss." Dunn and Coggey agreed to the plan In the 16th District. Maurice Featherson agreed to it in the ]Sth. and Slnnott put his "O. K." on It in the ;mh. On Thursday night, at Manhattan Beach, c little dinner party was given for McCall. and every one said he was of Senatorshtp size. Meanwhile Marks has been thinking hard. He discovered that the judiciary nominations are set for October 10. while the Senate nominations ■re on October 4. If McCall took his place on the 4th, hat assurance had he that on the 10th a judicial nomination would be handed over to Mm? He remembered how Murphy 'lost" Cor r-oratios. Counsel Delany last fall, and then he rude several searching Inquiries. He discovered that Fulilvan and Murphy would not have him In the Senate or on the bench. HI? researches revealed another interesting condition of affair?. Senator McCarren for some lime ha? b*»en able to call on two or three Brook lyn Senators whenever Important corporate In terests have been attacked in Albany. His potentiality made him a great favorite below Maiden Lane. Sullivan discovered this. That to why he withdrew from Crongress. Why should not he have something of the sort hfmself ? To start with, he had Jack Fltagerald, who cried for 70 cent gas all last session, but refused m votr- for a bill for 80 cent gas. Fitxgerald waa on*. 'Big Tim" himself was two., and John T. McTaH would make three. With two such 'trus tiw" h* waa confident of doing a "fine business." But tli» times are parlous, and Marks woke up kefstc ?he chloroform overpowered him. Now he ■aati it in writing. If Murphy and Sullivan do rot assent to his going on the bench he will run Mependently for Senator, and very likely have rhf H^ar=t and Republican Indorsement. The Sullivan m*n are saying harsh things about him. A BIjOW TO HEARST Wcstehestcr County to Go Solid for Jerome. It «as definitely settled yesterday that West- Bfester Cotmtjr will not be for Hearst, when Ftat" Commttteesnaa Walsh and ex-Mayor Flske capture} the 4th Assembly District Democratic ion. held at the Mount Klsoo Opera Rouse. The combination which is allied with Mayor OW has nine out of the twelve dele • the state convention at Buffalo and. as 1 prevail, the solid vote of West v. il! b*» cast for Jerome. The victory of yesterday was accomplished the Walsta people threw out the Hearst o*>i*- g aT«?s from White Plains, headed by James , and seated a contesting delegation, led by Edmund G. Sutherland, one of the editors of # Tf' VTnlie Plains Reporter." who recently held th*- contract for printing "The City Record" In Bew York. Th'? convention also indorsed M. J. Walsh for State ("ommltteeman. The state dele- RStea '-W-ted were: K. O. Sutherland, of White Daniel Warren, of Rye, and G. W. Ger lecbe. of Torktoem. !? iff reported that the Hearst people will con *'«' ■!] of the conventions in Westchester, on the ground 'hat the primaries were not properly called. WAYNE HEARST FIGHT KEHEWBD. Member of Opposing Faction Made Chairman of County Committee. Lyons. N. V.. Aug. 24.— The fight of the Hearst •r.<l —«rl ffesisl factions of the Democratic party for the control of the Wayne County Democratic "—raftfrßt was renewed here to-day, and probably Rill N» taken before the state convention at Buffalo. at the county district convention early this month County Chairman diaries P. Williams, a. Hearst leader, was In control, and the delegates to the Buffalo convention, headed by himself, were lnetro».-t«'d for Henn«t for Governor. At to-a.iy a meeting of the county committee for organization Charles S. Ford, who is said to be of the anti- Hearst faction, was chosen chairman in place or William POUHD HEARST Abraham Gruber Says Republicans Must i name Strong Candidate. ; Abraham Gruber, Republican state committee- ' man. who** proxy was voted by his partner. Mr. : nicott. with th* O4HI men at th« meeting of the [ Mate <~"mmitt«* last Ti**k. returned to town ••-- < t^rday from the Adirondack*;. "I foun£ plenty ct Hearst sentiment everywhere 1 went." raid Colonel <srul*-r. "It is as prevalent • among Bhoj»;t«»er>«"rs as it is among men working si j a tTiic. It strike* mo thai Hearst is going to poll a We vote up the euite. I think we will have to , i;r.r-,e a very ftronß candidate against him." TAMMAHY LEADERS RUN HOME. ; Jerome's Rallying Cry a Quietus — Have* ; and O'Brien Absent. Sheriff Nicholas J. Have*, summoned by District Attorney Jerome in hi» call to stand forth and do i-attl* against bossos like Murphy and Hearst. Cualiauttl <m ■■rnaa peso. _ To -Afir. fnir To morrow. f alr; „;, „.,„,,,. BARXES XOT AUTHORIZED No One lias Right to Speak for Him, Says Iliggins. [By Telegraph, to Th« Tribune! ' Laka Placid, N. V.. Aug. 24.- 7 Governor'F. W. Higgins. -.vko 13 spending tho -sreek at the Ruie seaumont Hotel here, said to-day regarding the statement of TTllllam Barnes, Jr., chairman of til" Republican State Executive Committee, who, tn the New York newspapers of to-day, made the assertion seemingly by authority, that Mr. Hig- Sins will again bo a candidate for the Repub lican nomination for Governor: I have not directly or indirectly authorized any person -to B| ak for m « as to my future inten tions politically. The question which I hear most frequently asked Is, "Why are a few individuals, including an ex-Governor, trying to determine in advance of £ he convention of their party the re f"i!t L Ib this due to an attempt to serve two masters?" Beyond this brief statement the Governor would enter into no further discussion of his plans or the political situation generally. With Mrs. Hlggins, the Governor was the guest to-*iay of the committee of judges passing upon the boats in the annual decorated launch parade on Lake Placid. Later the Governor was the guest of the judges at a dinner party at the Rulsseaumont. W. R. STEW. DIVORCED. Wife Wins Decree in South Dakota —Gets Daughter. [By Telagrrph to The Tribune.] Sioux Fails. 8. P.. Aug. 24. — Judge Jones, of the State Circuit Court, in this city to-day granted a decree of divorce to Mrs. Annie M. A. Stewart, formerly of New York, from William Rhinelander Stewart, of New York. The decree was filed at Canton. Lincoln County. The ques tion of alimony will not enter into the case, hav ing, evidently, been settled out of court. Mrs. Stewart is to have the guardianship of their daughter, while Mr. Stewart becomes guardian of their son. Mrs. Stewart became a resident In Sioux Falls on June 10, 1905. Mrs. Stewart's daughter is with her now, and the son is with the father at Bar Harbor. Mrs. Stewart Is a sister of Mrs. Anthony Drexel. Her divorced husband is a brother of Lispenard Stewart. EMPIRE ENGINE WRECKED Express Locomotive Stripped by Broken Driving Rod. Poughkeepsie, N. V., Aug. 24.— Engine No. 3857, hauling the Empire State Express, due at the Grand Central Station. New York, at 9:59 o'clock to-ni^ht. was stripped by a broken driv ing rod near Tlvoli. twenty miles above this city, and traffic was delayed on the New York Central for nearly two hours. The broken driving rod ploughed up the track for some distance, stripping one side of the en gine of the cab and the running board. The locomotive was not thrown from the track. A wrecking train was sent to the scene from this city, and the engine was disconnected. The Em pire State Express was annulled and her pas sengers were taken to New York on train No. 82. the Adirondack Express. No one was In jured. TO SEE POACHERS TRIED. Japanese Embassy Attache* Will Go to Alaska. [From The Tribune Bureau] Washington, Aug. 24.— Unsatisfied with the amount of information thus far obtained in re gard to the killing of five Japanese poachers and the arrest of others by American agents on St. Paul Island, of the Prlbyloff group. Japan will send a representative of the embassy in Wash ington, Masanao Hanlhara. the second secretary, to investigate and make a full report on the in cident. Mr. Hanlhara will leave Washington Tuesday night. He will go first to Valdez. Alaska, the place where the twelve Japanese captured were taken to be tried. If he considers It necessary he will visit St. Paul Island, a United States revenue cutter being placed at his disposal. The government will give him every assistance pos sible It is. likely that the trial at Valdez will not take place until Mr. Hanlhara returns from his trip to St. Paul Island. He will remain for the trial and will see that the men are properly represented. Mr. Hanihara said to-day that his mission had no unusual significance, but was to comply with the usual formalities of a situation like the present, where the citizens of one country are to be tried for alleged Infringement upon the laws of another. Because of the remoteness of Rt. Paul Island, the Japanese government, he said, had been unable to obtain full and com plete reports from its own agents, the nearest of whom is the Japanese Consul at Vancouver, over a thousand miles from the scene of the trouble. For this reason it was felt necessary' to have a representative of the government go to the scene. He will make his report to the Japanese Ambassador in Washington. On his way to the Pacific Coast Mr. Hanlhara will stop over in Chicago to interview Edward Sims, solicitor of the Department of Commerce and Labor, who reported to this government the facts of the case. Arrangements for Mr. Ilati ihara'B trip were made to-day at a conference between the counsellor of the Japanese Embassy and Mr. Murray. Acting Secretary of the De partment of Commerce and Labor. CAR EXPLODES DYNAMITE Cartridge Smashes Hay market Win dows — Panic in Sixth Avenue. A Sixth avenue car exploded a dynamite cart ridge at 80th street last night, creating a panl? among the crowds in the street at the time and smashing windows in the Haymarket and neigh boring houses ami saloon*. The reserves of the 30th street station were at once 'ordered out by the sergeant on the desk, and twenty men were on hand almost at once to quell the panic. For a minute it was thought that a bomb had been exploded by some passing anarchist. People wmembered the raid on corner socialists last Wednesday night, and thought some of the victims might have come bach to pet revenge on the police. The Haymarket was full at the time, and it Immediately emptied its crowd Into the street to add to the confusion. The cartridge that made all the trouble was found when the excitement had died down, its empty shell having been thrown a few feet from the spot where the explosion took place. Tim only suggestion as to the cause of the explosion that seemed at all reasonable is that somebody, not realising th«» force of the explosive, put the cartridge on the track as a Joke, to hear the uoise and scare a few women. TV TROOPS TO THE BORDER? Report That Battalion Will Go to BroxcmviUc. Austin. Tex.. Aug. 24.— 1t is reported that a battalion of the troops nt Camp Mnhry ".111 Leave there In an hour for the Mexican border. While the reason for the issuance of such orders is not positively known, it if rumored that there has been a recurrence of the trouble .it Browns ville and that the troops ate to go to this point. NEW-YORK. SATURDAY. AUGUST 25. 1006 -FOURTEEN rA(JES-,,.:: wr :' hl ,r, ORDERS NEW SPELLING. presidext will use it. Adopts Carnegie Reforms for "All His Correspondence. rßy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Oyster Bay. Aug. 24.— President Roosevelt's determination to put In use In his official docu ments the reformed spelling of the Carnegie committee, which created much surprise throughout the country to-day as soon as It was announced by the press, was given out by Sec retary Loeb in an unostentatious way when he reached the executive offices this morning. Mr. Loeb usually holds several little- audiences with the newspaper correspondents every day. They call on him early in the morning to see If he has learned anything of interest from the early mail, they again call at the office after he returns from Sagamore Hill about 1:80 p. m. and they see him for the third time before he goes home at 5 o'clock. In the last few days the- dally grist of news at the executive offices has been light, and this morning, after the secretary^ announced that there were no visitors due at Sagamore Hill and no appointments to be made public, the small crowd of correspondents heaved a sigh In chorus. "Oh. it may Interest you to know that the President has become a spelling reformer," re marked Mr. Loeb. "Yes!" said the visitors, with only languid in terest in their tones. "And has decided to adopt the list prepared by Mr. Carnegie's committee for use hereafter In his official and private correspondence," added the secretary. Not more than ten minutes elapsed from that 'moment before the entire crowd of newspaper workers was rushing to the telegraph office to send Just as many words spelled in the old un phonetic way as they could about the President's most startling vacation announcement. It is confidently expected that the style" to be used, by the President for his official and social correspondence will be speedily adopted in every department and bureau of the govern ment. Before the Public Printer in Washington had time to settle himself after reaching his office this morning he was deluged with requests for the list of words that are to be revised or stripped of certain letters. The official order from the President directing him to prepare such a list had not reached him at that time, and may not find its way to his desk before to-morrow morn- Ing, but as soon as he gets It he will undoubtedly comply with the order as rapidly as possible. Secretary Loeb expects to receive copies of the list not later than Monday. As soon as it comes the clerks and stenographers of the executive office will change their manner of spelling to conform- to the new orthography. There is an idea prevalent that changing the spelling of two hundred or three hundred common words throughout the tremendous volume of govern mental business would seem to be a task so stupendous that little short of a lifetime would be needed to bring it about. The President, however, holds the opinion that it will be put into effect so «peodldly and with so little fuss and feathers that after a few weeks it will be accepted by heads of departments, chiefs of bureaus and clerks alike as the natural and easy way of using the language. Every stenographer and "typo" In the government employ will have the "style" posted or pinned within reach of his eye. REFORM Eli S EL A TED. They Think People Will Follow Example of President. Dr. C. T. Q. Scott, secretary of the Simplified Spelling- Board, is much elated over the President's order. Dr. Scott as a reformer is in a class by himself. He does not think that his theory of spelling will Immediately remove- all linguistic difficulties, and he also believes It is better to pass by a single point than to jeopardize his entire scheme. He said yesterday that he had been in correspondence with the heads of all the scientific bureaus in Washing ton, the President and the Public Printer and many government officials. The Public Printer, he said, had already asked the board to aid him in compiling a new "style book." One or two newspapers and some maga zines, like "The Independent." "The Educational Review" and certain trade journals, are using the three hundred simplified spellings suggested by the board, and the superintendent of schools in Duluth has been authorized to adopt those spellings if he deems it advisable. The Simplified Spelling Board was brought into existence last March through the generosity of Mr. Carnegie, who had become interested in the move ment when he first turned author. The chairman of the board is Professor Brander Matthews. With him are associated, with many others, such men as Supreme Court Justice Brewer. Mark Twain. Isaac K. Funk, the dictionary maker; ex-Secretary Gage. President Nicholas Murray Butler of Co lumbia, President David Starr Jordan of Leland Stanford, Professor William James, of Harvard; Benjamin E. Smith. Editor of "The Century Dic tionary"; Andrew Carnegie and Dr. Scott, the sec retary, who Is etymological editor of "The Century Dictionary." At a meeting held several years ago at Columbia University the question of simplified spelling came up. An a possible barker of a concerted movement toward that object Mr. Carnegie wan 'suggested. He had already given some thought to the subject, and on being approached he asked for the names of twelve representative men of latters who would agree to use a simplified spelling of twelve words in all their correspondence. Mr. Carnegie asked for this to convince himself that such a movement wcuid be supported. Those who agr?ed Included William Dean Howells. Mark Twain, Thomas Went worth Hlgglnsun. Richard Watson Gilder and Profeßsor Matthews. Convinced that the scheme was practical, Mr. Carnegie provided the necessary financial backing, although the scheme has excited much ridicule and some earnest opposition. i The purpose of the board is not to revolutionize spelling— not to commit any "fonetlc vlolense," as Professor Matthews expressed it. but simply to remove superfluous letters and then educate the public toward phonetic spelling. Some of the re vised spellings suggested by the hoard have been in gcm-ral use In this country for some time. The final "v" in such spelling! as ••thru," however, gives matter written in the new style a peculiar appearance. The twenty rules to be mastered by the reformed speller are as follows: 1. When offered a choice between o» and c, chose c. Example: Anesthetic, esthetic, medieval. 2. If the choice lies between c and no c in words like abridgment, lodgment, acknowledgment, al ways omit the c. 3.JLT»e t in place of ed for the past, or past parflciple of verbs ending In c. sh or p. Examples: Dipt, dript, prest, distrest, husht. washt. An aston ishing array of high literary authorities from Spen ser to Lowell is Cited in support of this latter sim plification. 4. Btlck to »nse in preference to enee when you have a choice. Example: Defense, offense, pretense. 5. Don't double the I in coquet, epaulet, etiquet. omelet. 6. When you can replace gh with f. do it. Ex ample: Draft. 7. Better ■till, Bet rid of -gh ether. For plough, write plow. For through, write thru. 8. Write the «Jreek suffix -i«e. or -ize. with the a by preference. Example: Catechize, criticise. 9. Where any authority allows it omit th« c on words spelled 'with -Ite. Example: Preterit. 10 Use ■ single 1 in words like distil, Instil, fulfil. Continued «m M»*-ecth pas--. THE TRAIN OF THE CENTURY is the Twentieth Century* United, the It-hour train between New York ft*i«' Chicago by ■ the NEW YORK CENTRAL LINES. "A"i ri.a's Greatest Rniiroi d " I^nve New York 3:90 P. M , arrive Ctol ca-o Ml B:2o 'next morning- a nights ride.— Adv. DE WITT PARTY SAFE. CAST AWAY OX ISLAXD. Xcxc Yorker. Bride rtnd linatmsin Xot Drmcned, <i* Believed. Warertown, N. T.. .Aug. 24.— Mr. and UN George H. De "Witt, of New York City, and R. W. Welborne, a boatman, of Cape Vincent, who were believed to have been drowned in a squall on Lake Ontario last night, and for whom a search had been made all of to-day, were re ported safe on Galloup Island to-night. A mes senger brought the news eighteen miles to Sac ket's Harbor. When the boat was last seen yesterday after noon it was laboring heavily In the gale. It was learned to-night that the craft drifted helplessly in the rough sea for several hours. By hard work the occupants kept it afloat, until It was driven ashore on Galloup Island beach, ten miles from where they had last been sighted. It was impossible for a messenger to leave the Island until this afternoon. * Mr. and Mrs. De Witt have been spending a part of an extended honeymoon at Cape Vincent, and went fishing yesterday In a twenty foot launch. They had started for home just before dark when the squall came up. Mr. De Witt was a member of the nrm of Charles H. De Witt A Co.. of New York City, until he went out of business in May last. He had offices at No. 80 Broadway, now occupied by Jacob Field A Co.. the firm that succeeded De Witt A Co. The De Witts were married in April, and lived at Avon. N. J.. until they went to Cape Vincent, where they were the guests of E. B. Talcott. Mr. Talcott is the owner of an island near Cape Vin cent. Mr. and Mrs. De Witt's city home was at No. 819 West 80th street. DROPS TWEXTV DVJ^UEES. Sudden Fall in Temperature Relieves Sizzling City. The oppressive heat of Thursday gave place. at an early hour yesterday morning, to chill breezes and showers. At 11 o'clock yesterday morning the thermometer registered 69. a drop of twenty degrees from midnight Thursday. The lowest figure recorded by the mercury yesterday was 67 degree*, at 9p. m. At 12:05 a. m. it registered 78 degrees, the highest of the day. The forecast of the Weather Bureau for to day and Sunday is fair, with fresh east winds; warmer Sunday. LOSES RINGS ON BOAT. New York Woman Has Costly Ex perience on Mississippi Packet. [By Telegraph to Ttia Tribune. J Memphis. Aug. 24.— Mrs. I. Allen, of No. 271 West 81st street. New York, was robbed of diamonds valued at over $1,000 while asleep in her stateroom on the steamboat Ferd Herold. lying at the Memphis wharf, according to her statement made to the president of the packet line this morning. Mrs. Allen boarded the Ferd Herold at Bt. Louis on Tuesday with her sister for the trip to Memphis, and the two were assigned a room together, occupying separate berths. The steam boat reached Memphis, the end of her run, on Thursday evening, and Mrs. Allen and her sister remained on the boat Instead of going to a hotel. The Jewelry, consisting of three rings, valued at $800. $200 and $100 respectively, was placed In a small bag and pinned Inside of the owner's nlghtrobe. but when she awoke this morning the bag and contents were missing. The officers of the line, while holding to the belief that Mrs. Allen has misplaced the gems and will yet find them, are assisting their own and the local detectives In every way. but the search has proved fruitless. Mrs. Allen was making an all-river voyage to New Orleans. TO FKiHT rXIOX RAILWAY Mount Vernon Mayor Calls Meeting of Heads of Committees. Irritated over the manner in which the Union Railway Company handles Its traffic in West chester County, Mayor Edward F. Brush of Mount Vernon sent out letters yesterday to every Mayor and village president throughout the county, asking them to meet him Monday night and formulate plans and Join in a con certed action for better transportation. Mayor Brush's letter te as follows: The conditions attending travel on the Union Railway lines in this vicinity have become al most Intolerable, the public are huddled and crowded Into cars in a manner that Is not only disgraceful but dangerous as well to life and limb. In addition to this no courtesy whatever is extended the patrons of the road by its em ployes. I have been importuned to take some steps to remedy the present condition, and, aa I assume the same condition of affairs exist in your locality, I would respectfully request you to attend a conference to be held Monday even ing next for the purpose of discussing this mat ter and devise ways and means, if possible, for relief of the situation. The Union Railway Is unable to handle half of its traffic on clear days. At the terminals in Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle It is nothing strange to see a thousand people trying to board a New York car Women and children are crushed and several accidents have been caused. MAY CLOSE PARIS CAFES. Proprietors Protest Against the Weekly Rest Day Bill. Paris Aug. "4. —Restaurant and cafe proprie tors of this city held a meeting to-day, at which it was deckled to send a delegation to the Minister of Commerce to point out to him the Impossible situation created in the restaurant business by the compulsory weekly rest day bill and to request a slight modification of the law. Tf this is not granted the petitioners hind them selves lo close all the restaurants and cafes in FarJs on the first Sunday after the law goes into operation. EAT EL FF-ALO MEAT THIRTY YEARS OLD (By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Sioux City. lowa. Aug. 24.— N. E. Easton, of Anthon, Towa, and A. F. Anderson, of Little Sioux. lowa, returned to-day from Top Bear ranch, in the Bad Lands, near Nolan, p. n., bringing with, them a piece of buffalo meat thirty years old. While In the Bad Lands they were the guests of G. R. Patterson, who had lived there forty years. Thirty years ago he killed several buffalo. Jerked the meat and hung it up in trees, where it cured and has hung ever since. WEEK END OUTING AT ATLANTIC CITY. Via Pennsylvania Railroad. September 1. Includes 1 -ir»ur Day. Rate covers round trip transporta lton rind two days' hoard. Only $10 and $12. Ac- online to hotel selected. Consult ticket agents.— AUvt EX-M/MSTER A R RESTED. Russian Official Accused of <$l£>oQo Theft from Hostess. !Sre-ral by French CaNi> ... Th . TtCmct.l ! -oj.yrlr' t. i!>^ tr Th. Tribune -A««OCiaUon.J Paris, Augr. 21. — Alexander Greyer, a Russian councillor of state and formerly minister plenipotentiary, was arrested at Brest to-day on a charge of steal!-* a diamond ring valued at $12,000 from the Countess, dv Porslc at th* chateau of Kerstears. In Brittany, where M. Greyer and his wife, who is of American birth. were the guests of the Count and Count ,■>■, Porzlc. Alexander Greger Is well known In Fart«. and some years ago was attached to the Russian Legation at Washington. The Countess dv Porrlc had placed the ring, with some other Jewels, on a piano In the salon of the chateau, the only persons present at toe time being the Gregers and a servant. A police detective subsequently discovered the ring con cealed In M. Grader's bottle of tooth powder. The Gregers live In luxurious apartments In the Rue Pierre Charron, In Paris. They were formerly wealthy, but In the last few months are said to have been financially embarrassed because of the loss of property In Russia. M. Greger declares he is innocent of theft. saying that he must have put the ring In the tooth powder in a moment of inadvertence. His wife, when the ring was discovered, went into hysterics, exclaiming. "I. too, am innocent." If. Greger is kept in custody. c. I. B. M. Greger was at one time acting consul in New York City. He attracted much attention by driving a Russian troika with three horses abreast in Cen tral Park. He retired some time ago from the Rus sian diplomatic service. When in thls.country he was supposed to have a great deal of money. " STORM EXDAXdEKS MAXY. One Drowned—Heroic Rescues m Waves at Atlantic City. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. ) Atlantic City. Aug. 24— One man was drowned and many others had narrow escapes from death here to-day in the storm that raged all day. Lewis Slmkins. of Philadelphia, with two com panions was on a fishing trip In a power launch. Off Brlgantlne City they were caught In a whirl pool and Simpkins, in trying to avoid a big wave that threatened to sweep him from the launch, fell overboard and was drowned in spite of heroic efforts by his companions to save him. They were in the greatest danger themselves, but suceeded In dragging his body back Into the launch. Shortly after Simpkins was drowned live young men In the sloop yacht Virginia arrived from Island Heights, and despite warnings in sisted in leaving the inlet on their return trip. In tacking across toward Brigantine Beach the yacht was carried on the bar and began pound ing herself to pieces. The mast snapped off and the situation of tho men seemed to be desperate, when John Johnson, a fisherman, heard their cries for help, and drove his dory through the surf to their aid. He reached them after a hard struggle and took them to shore. Thomas and Edward Butler, the sons of Con gressman Butler, of Philadelphia, were rescued by the Longport lifesaving crew when their boat upset a mile from shore. They held on to the upset boat just long enough. Wi'iOwood. N. J.. Aug. 24.— Two Norwegian fishermen are believed to have lost their lives to-day off this place during the northeast gale. Karl Karlsen. accompanied by a helper, whose name is unknown, left here this morning for the fishing banks. Later in the day their dory was washed ashore. Nothing has been heard of the men. SAVED FROM WAVES. DROPS DEAD. Recovers from Drowning-, but Heart Fails in Shower Bah Cape May. N. J.. Aug. 24.— Saved from drown ing. Joseph F. Clark, of No. 24 North Ann street. Baltimore, died from heart disease to-day under a shower sprinkler at a bath house here. Clark, while bathing in the surf, became exhausted and was rescued with difficulty because of the high waves. He recovered sufficiently to walk to the bath house, but dropped dead immediately after turning on the shower. Two days ago Clark rescued two women from drowning. He was an employe of the Chesapeake Steamship Company. / / '/,' SHAH MAY DIE. Health of Persian Ruler Subject of Gravest Concern. St. Petersburg. Aug. 24.— The health of tho Shah of Persia, according to competent advices received here to-day from Teheran, is the subject of the gravest concern. The Persian ruler was greatly enfeebled by the recent apopleptlc stroke he suffered, and late events have aggravated his malady. In spite of the serious nature of the crisis through which Persia is now passing, diplo matic circles here are convinced that the death of the Shah will not be accompanied by a serious convulsion in the empire, as Great Brit ain an.i Russia are now acting in harmony to preserve order in Persia, and their influence will have great weight with the contending factions. "LILY WHITES'* MAY TURN COATS. fRy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 New Orleans. Aug. 21.— The 'Lily White" Re publicans of the 3d Louisiana District have determined to vote for any white candidate named by the Democrats rather than vote for a Negro Republican. A Negro has already been nominated for Congress In that district, and all the white Republicans are up in arms as a re sult. They say that they, will all vote for Broussard. the present member of Congress from that district, who was nominated by the Democrats. P A VAI.F.NTItfE UNDER KNIFE Oconomowoc. Wis.. Aug. 24.— P. A. Valentine, of the Armour Packing Company, of Chicago. was operated on to-day for appendicitis. Patrick Anderson Valentine Is the vice-presi dent of the Armour company, in Chicago, where he lives at No. 37<V» Michigan avenue. He mar ried the daughter of the lato J. D. Armour, with whom he was for many years associated as an employe and later as partner. He was born at Torres, Scotland, in 1881. He Is a member of the T'nlon League. Metropolitan. Lotos and New York Yacht clubs, of this city, and of the Chi cago and Chicago Golf clunn, of Chicago. MOB LEADER JURY OiSAGREES. Springfield. Mo.. Aug. 24 —The Jury In the can* r.f noss Calbraith. the alleged lynch mob leader, t|n<* afternoon reported n disagreement, and it was iltwhargod by the court. Equinox Ginger Champagne. Quarts and pints. 4jM>et!xins and refreshing. Principal dealers.— Adrt, PKICE THREE CENTS. ATTACK COL ESTRAMPES CrIERRA AVOIDS FIGHT. Quits Juan y Martinez Insurgent* J n creating — Small Clash cs. Pinar del Mo. Aug. 2-I.— Colonel Jos* &- V. trampes. with forty-live recruits from IlavaavV was tired upon to-day by eighty insurgents am bushed behind a wall near Guinea. The recruits were routed and three of them were killed 1 1 i six wounded. Affairs in this city are quiet v -night. Gm of civilian municipal guards are pnetsd at ttM - ( city entrances. The forces available for the defence of the city " number 300 mounted rural guards. 200 mm gents In Pinar del Rto. rural guards. 200 new police sjai M — ■Hsasl guards. San Juan y Martinez. Cuba. Aug. 24— This town, which on Thursday was occupied by a band of insurgents under command of Pino Guerra. is again In possession of the r^i BJ forces of the republic. At 5: SO o'clock this evening the troops under command of Colonels Bacallao and Avalo ar rived here from Pinar del Rio. but news of their coming had preceded them by several hoars, and by noon the last of Guerra'a- men had left her*, taking with them all the horses they could gather. The government troops now her* consist of 150 artillerymen and fifty raw recruits. They are quartered tn the churches and other public •»*'*» Ings. The town Is quiet Guerra's force Is larger than has been sup. posed. He has probably two thousand men. well equipped with arms and ammunition, and Is well supplied with money. Guerra's movement westward is not a retreat; nor Is it with the purpose of occupying Guanes. That town, in fact, is already practically ooc«> pled by resident insurgents. Guerra's purpose la to effect a Junction with several hundred Insurgents, who are comins eastward from the vicinity of Guanes. tßr TUegnph to The Tribune.} Tampa. Fla,. Aug. 24.— Captain James Me* Kay. the owner of a line of steamers THHk« between Tampa and Havana, who returned to day on his steamer Gussle from Havana, says that a state of semi-panic prevails in Havana as the result of the spread of the rebellion. Business depression has already resulted ta that city, and a feeling of unrest la nisnlfum on all sides. President Palma, Captain McKay says, has not left the palace in a week, and remains) there) virtually a prisoner. Special precaution being taken to prevent attempts to assa.«v.a-» him. Captain McKay confirms the report ths' -ha revolution has spread to Matanas si! Santa OOL4>NKI< LOTS PERES. Former Governor of Pin*r del Rio Province. we ' has joined the revolutionists. Clara provinces and that fears axe entertained that Pino Guerra. who has a great reputation as a military leader, will develop strength suffi cient to obtain possession of Plnar del Rio. Additions to his band ar«? reported »o> b# lag© and frequent. Cubans in Tampa are much exercised over th© outbreaks, and a secret society of about sixty members has been already formed to go to the) island and join tho revolutionists. Havana. Aug 24 - Unofficial advice* received from the western part of the province of Ptnav del Rio to-night are that the Insurgent force* now concentrating west of San Juan y Martinez are far more formidable than had been ■nnpa— »V and also are better supplied for camping and a long and aggressive campaign. A resident of Havana, whoa* word is ssjowj question, returned this evening from the vicinity LABOR DAY ATLANTIC CITY OUTING. Pennsylvania Railroad week end tour. tfcptemb»r 1. Rates, covering transportation and two daw hotel accommodations. &<> and $13. according "to hotel - selected. Bp*vlal train returning 5:3> ->, m, September -Advt.