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r?jic Seat* Won from Radicals —
Fcic Voters Go to Polls.
c ,••-, June Th* DM elections «M hrlil^
tjjoogfcout Prussia to-day. The DM note
rt»iv result up to midnight is the election of
«ye Social*** members, four or whom were
*0 torious in Berlin and the suburbs and the
Ifth in one of the Hanover districts. This is
* fir tim" that the Socialists ever elected a
aexaber of the Diet. It is possible that other
cinricts «:!] return Socialist member*.
*^.w r socialist." 5 made the campaign wholly
. rf _. the Radicals, as the most likely party
tram which it would be irasible to pain seats.
the bepir.nins of the campaign the lladicals
rtve <r«t as the main rank in their platform
•he introduction of manhood suffrase :!ir.»UKh
lit Prussia, but they carried on a langrid
oat ri w -
"sual. only a small proportion of the voters
went to The polls.' the preat mass of the I' 00"0 0"
_>«. rrr.Ta:ninF indifferent, as they have de
sired of brinpinp about ■ chanpe in the yot
i cystem. In the Berlin precinct, which em
t^nces the ministries the capitalists form the
«-c» <jiv:<iori of voters. Chancellor yon Billow
voted in the second class, alonp with five others,
■while Dr- Bweleri Prussian Minister of Jus
tic^, find the other ministers voted in the third
c]s«s. which embraced l v names.
The Radical Union carried Chnrlott^nburp.
rbivh is a new district, elect inp Professor yon
IJszt. irofessor of law at the University of
Beran. So far returns indicate comparatively
*cv ch.iv.pcfi in the personnel of the Diet, most
of the members being re-elected.
T//f; >T. i'J(7. COLLISION.
Testimony Before Admiralty Court
— C 'o?; 11 icr Charges.
Lo^on. .Tune S— The case of the British A. -
7rurairy Bcaiast the owners of the American Line
fteanser St. Paul came up to-day before Sir John
Gcreil Earn-? In the Admiralty ("nun. The Brit- ;
jyj,' cniwr ...... collirfon witl» the St. j
pa*Bl"off the lt-lr of Wight 011 April 25. and the i
rm:?er had to be bearhed. The Admiralty claims j
dairaffe for the los«= of the Gladiator, lleaißK
negUgent navigation th« part of the Si Paul.
that f^' <^-^ ot F"'jr,il her sirens at proper in
tervaJs. that she Uaproperly failed to jiass on the
pert fide of the c:-j:«er. That flic was travelling at
rxcess:ve «r*-ed under the rircumptances. that she
lajpUjgJtuly attempted to crops ahead of the Gladi-
Etcr ur.2 that she failed to slacken her speed, stop
cr reverse her engines In due time.
There is al«<i a cross action by - Ims owner? of the j
St. Paul who claim damaces against Captain ;
Lu:r.«<Jer! of the Gladiator and the navigating
lieutenant cf the mii*?:. Lreutenant Mains; 115. The
company alleges that a srood lookout was not kept
02 t it Gladiator, that the cruiser improperly failed
to ja?? the St. Paul on the port side. tiie Gladi
stcr's helm was improperly put to starboard and
that f-he n'g'.ec:ed to sound the necessary signals.
The jtllecations of both plaintiffs are practically
Parts of the wreck were brought to London for
■■' inspection of the judge and the Trinity Bouse
Vwterg •sho are ------ him.
C-pta:n L-jmsden was the ■ret witness. He eat- j
pres«*<l til- opinion that if the two vessels bad •
cocttaoed on the course they were going when
they first sighted each other there would have be* :
M collision. Ke said that the St. Paul not only. \
starboarded fc«r own helm, but said she invited the j
Gladiator to do the same by blowing two blasts. \
The St. Paul afterward poried her helm, and Capt
sin l-umsfifn said he thought that if she had not
flerie *o, the collision would not have occurred.
Ueutenant X*:r.e-.y corroborated the main feat
ure's of Chptatn L-jmsden's evidence, but admit
ted tii&i when the Gladiator's helm was starboard*^! '
tie .whistle •was not sounded as it should have ,
BS9I His complaint was that the liner first star
boarded her helm and then ported it.
A n&alwr of petty Boers then testified. They
diered with regard to the blasts from the St.
Pasl's Bir«n» but they a creed that the liner Brat
starboarded her helm and then altered her course
to pert.
Bowyer, a pilot, was the first witness for the
defence. He said that the customary speed on
th»- Solent was about twelve knots, und that
the St. Paul was . -c at about *ix knot=. He
raw tbe cruiser on h:s port side and ordered full
fpeeij astern. He remarked to the men standing
Ti'&r hirr. : "The cruiser is going to starboard. Good
gracious! She's never going to cross my bows:"
He said that he never starboarded his h^lm, and
a*seri«-d h<=- did not blow two blasts on the siren.
Th« bearing was •.' f . turned until to-morrow.
Threatens to Sell Spouses of General Bagdani
End — Tribesmen in Battle.
Sleq-jir.ez. June 3.— Mulai Kafljr has cm Bscated
th« irrvex of General Pae.Oaii and his other, and
r-rj. ir.forrr.ed the latter that the women will be sold
U&fcss BabmiEEion is sent to him immediately. Gen
*ral Eajrdar.i has laid the case before the Moroccan
---«• . Bnard. whirh suggested that -■ request
the iicq \-«jUoh of the dir-lomatic corp&.
fi&faat. May 30.— General BagrJani. chief of the
trrey cf Adb-el-Aziz. has arrived here with his
command completely disorganized. All the tribes
a»n w«re immediately disbanded. The city is gar
tisoned b>- regulars.
Mrtaoor. May .-. -The Anfloos tribesmen, w»
»*)rtei by the Shereefian troops, recently defeated
the lltou-uis tribe near »here la a bloody battle.
The looses on both fides were heavy. The Mtouguis
left :'«'i df £<j on the field.
4 Fitting Shoe
for Children's Feet
The Cowabd Good Sense
Shoe has the shape that
gives comfort a special
construction that supports
the ankle and arch — a
grade of leather and work
manship that lengthens the
*"ear. The price makes it
economical as well as sat
268-274 Greenwich St., N. Y.
•UU Ora«r« FWeA. 6ca4 tor UJoru».
Lewis Nixon Denies Charges Made
Against His Boats.
f^t. ' Petersburg. June 3.— A series of interpella
tions reg-anlini? disorganization and. alleged neKll
penct? and j incapacity of the Ministry of Marin*
have been approved by the Committee of National
IVfence, and are to be discussed in the Douma to
morrow. All parlies are in favor of resolutions
severely ensuring the ministry and demanding
immediate reform. One of the main points of the
Indictment is the purchase of ten gasolene torpedo
boats Fran J^wls Nixon, «>f New York, which are
now salil t«» be utterly unsulted to MEhtlnK. The
defence of he ministry is that the purchase was
made in order to prevent the Japanese from get
ting tike boats.
Lewis Nixon gave out the following statement
yesterday regarding the action of the Russian
Committee of National Defence:
This same statement is published every few
months. I think it was started to cover up the
building of a boat in Germany which was paid for,
'<> it never built.
The boats built by me fulfilled every requirement,
and were tried in «he Black Sea and subsequently
la the Baltic. The Minister of Marine ! publicly
congratulated m*» on their success and the (.'zar
received BK in special audience later. At the end
of t!." following season the "Cronstadt Gazette."
th»~ official naval organ there, said that these bon-^s
were successful, and proved 'he value of the gas
♦■nglii" for coast defence turpwlo boats. To sho>\
the character of the work, one of these boat*
crossed the Atlantic in midwinter, a feat never a -
complished by destroyers of ten times the size.
Rigid tests made by Russian officers showed that
these vessels -were of greater speed and more than
double the extract endurance, and carried more
CTtis than demanded.
Certain building Interest* abroad are waking up
to the fact that 1 am taking work from under their
noses, :ind in fighting me use the paper? of my
own country to make public their attacks.
The evidence of my design work is the Oregon.
arid as far as concerns the excellence of workman
ship, I need no better example than the Florida.
But the Russian boats, considering the conditions
involved, were the most successful 1 have ever
Ambassador White Takes Up the Case of
Charles yon Milevich.
Lille, June Charles yon Milevich. of No. 127
South Kulton street. Philadelphia, has been in jail
here for the last fortnight on an extradition war
rant from Tournai. Belgium. . charging him with
robbing his father-in-law of - $400 at Frasnes. Bel
gium, early in May. The authorities of Uille have
treated yon Milevich, who protests his innocence,
■wit!: harshness. Th refused to permit him to see
his wife, and for a time they would not allow him
to communicate with the American consular agent
here. C. J. King. They also ignored, it is said, a
communication from Mr. King transmitting a con
fession from Yon r.lilevich's sister-in-law. Mile.
Laurence Noules. Baying that ?4ie took the money
to enable her to accompany Yon Milevich to Amer
ica. Mr. King lias asked Ambassador White and
Consul General Mason at Paris to intervene.
Paris, June 3.— Ambassador White has made en
ergetic representations to M. Plchon, the Foreign
Minister, regarding the case of Charles yon Mile
vich. protesting against the action of the Lille au
Philadelphia. .Tune L— Charles ron MUevich is not
known in Philadelphia. There is no such number
on Fulton street, which i« an insignificant thur
.•ujri-.'are. as the one given in thp dispatch from
Baku. June Thirty bombs and a collection of
arms and ammunition were discovered to-day In
the house of a Swede named Wuru The inmates
of the bouse resisted search. A lodger was killed
and Wurten's wife and daughter were wounded.
Belfast. June 3— The Holland-American Line
steamer Rotterdam, of 23.600 tons, had a successful
trial trip to-day, in which she made eighteen knots
an hour. She will go from here to Southampton
and thence, on June 6. to Rotterdam. Fhe will
etart on her first trip to New York on June 13.
St Thomas. June 3.— The report that one fatal
rase of bubonic plague has occurred here, and tha'
there are two suspected cases,' is erroneous. One
fatal case has been officially reported at Port of
Spain Trinidad, and there are also two suspected
case- there The Port of Spain- cases were by
mistake credited to St. Thomas. ■
Guayaquil. June I — The plague here seems to be
under' control. Since May S the new cases have
numbered only forty-two. Nineteen deaths have
occurred and eighty cases ha>e Iteen cured. There
are now thirty-seven cases in the lazaretto.
Honolulu. June 3.— The case of R. W. Breckons.
I'nlted States District Attorney, who was arrested
on a charge of having attended a prizefight, in
order to test the validity of the law, was dismissed
Manila June ?..— News that Harry I. lekis. a gov
ernment mining expert, and his companion were
killed Iv lforo« on April 1. while asleep in a hut.
has just been received h*re. Ickis ' was engaged
in geological survey work, and was accompanied
iv a guard. The men were murdered by two
brothers, whose father was killed fifteen years ago
by Spaniards. Idds'S home is in Creston. lowa.
Minister Arango Says There Is No Danger
of an Insurrection.
josA Augustin Arango, Ptanaman Minister to the
United States, who is now in this city after a trip
to Panama, said yesterday that there was no
danger that an Insurrection would follow the com
ing Presidential election on the isthmus, as seemed
to be feared in some quarters. He told of the ef
fects of the work of the American commission in
examining the Panaman registration list* in order
to prevent possible troubles at the election, which.
Befior Arango said, has lessened to a minimum
the p*-o=p*ets of violence by the Liberals, who con
stitute the party opposed to the government. This
examination resulted in the reporting of several
instances of fraud by repeaters and non-voters.
Because of these conditions the commission asked
for an extension of time to straighten things out.
The worst that might be feared, according to the
ntetel were only such disorders at the polls as
attend all elections. The interest of the United
States government to see the election conducted
fairly renders any serious trouble almost impos
6 The Presidential electors will be chosen on July
12 and they in turn will elect a President on August
1. ' President Amador. although eligible for re-elec
tion will not succeed himself. He has announced
that he desires to pass the rest of bis years In
Beace and has refrained from openly taking part
with either of the two candidates. PJcardo Arias.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, is the administration
candidate for the Presidency, his opponent betes
General J. Domingo Obaldla. formerly Minister at
Washington, who acted as President while Dr.
Amador was absent from the country. Both can
didates are members of the Conservative party but
Genera] Ohaldia has also the support of the Lib
Havana June 3.-Sef.ora Zaponet. president of a
committee of the Ladies' Liberal Club, of Ban
tiago d» las Vegas, Which was organized to sup
port the candidacy of Alfredo /.ayas for the presl-
( j friCV visited Governor Magoon to-day. She told
tie governor thai this was the first time in the
history of cubs that women bad taken an active
rart in a political campaign The Santiago club was
1 ;;.■,'".. r In the new movement and the. Intention
«a* to organize tlmllur clubs throughout the
Governor Uagoon warmly commended purity In
elections, and «id that the women's orgamaatiomi
wuulJ »ur«--!y have an t-xct-11-nt effect.
Man on Boat Nearly Goes Overboard Trying
' 'J"\- to See the Finish.
Two hundred persons saw "Joey" Oliver win the
first of Three Kwimminff races off the Battery last
Might from "Juley" Morani. The lads are not over
f'U-en years of awa. They ,warn from the .tern
of ,he revenue cutter .Hudson at the Governor's
Island ferry landing to the end of the pier of the
St«t*n Inland ferry _
While the boys ~ere swimming almost neck .0
n^-lc • the Ellis Island reached the Battery carry
i- c .bout five hundred immigrants and employes.
One. man near* ■*■ overboard trying to **• the
Hi «h of the race a puarse made up by the Bar«e
wesivsd a pastas made up by the Bar«t
OClce employes and scw«pap«r men.
Committee Will Not Meet Until
[i After Election, Payne Thinks. .
f From Th* Trlbun* Bureau. 1
AVashlnston. June '3— Representative Ser«no E.
Payne left here to-day for his home at Auburn.
X T.. wh»re he will remain for two or three days
before >o!np to the Chicago convention, to which
he is a delegate. Although Mr. Payne and his
associates on" the Ways and Means Committee ob
tained the permission of Congress to Bit this sum
mer and begin a preliminary investigation of tariff
schedules, Mr. Payne was confident that no meet
ing of the cbmmlttee will be held until after elec
tion. He said: ''■** '■'- '~. r uCi ■_•-:. -:\^:;',; /."/, .;.V : -
"1 have been ■- empowered 'by the committee to
call a meeting when -I deem if advisable, but un
less my present plans miscarry 1 see no reason
for doing so until after the election. I can easily
secure throufn the government I departments all
the data and statistics whjch It is absolutely neces
sary to digest before, a revision of the tariff can
be undertaken. - It- is a tremendous task, involving:
practically every subject' in the world, and the
committee will be forced to study a mass of docu
ments which I expect to have at hand at the first
"When Mr. Payne was asked whether he approved
entirely of the Ohio tariff plunk, he merely re
plied that he was not yet prepared to jrlve his full
Indorsement to the wording of that plank, but
realized that a revision of the tariff must come.
On the subject o f Presidential politics he was reti
cent and only remarked that no New Yorker would
be seriously considered for Vice-President while
Governor H'lßhes'p name remained before the
country for first place Mr. Payne, however, is
known to be the warm friend of Representative
James Sherman, and the T'tlca representative
would have his hearty FMOBOIL
Falls xcith Rearing Horse Into Creek,
but Escapes Injury.
Washington. June 3. — President Roosevelt late
1 yesterday afternoon had an exceedingly narrow
; escape from a serious accident while riding horse
back in Rock <*reek Perk. Mrs. Roosevelt was
; with the President. The rumors of the affair
which gained currency last night were denied at
the White House ;) t the time, as neither the Preei
: dent nor Mrs. Roosevelt spoke of the affair upon
their return. The rumors came from the occu
pants of several carriages who saw the accident.
The President was riding a new horse, a young
animal, The party rode down through a cut in a
*bank. forded a creek and were ascending the bank
on the other side. The President's horse, reared.
The President leaned forward in the saddle and
threw the reins down In loops so as to avoid pullinsr
the horse backward. On reaching the top of the
bank the horse reared a second time, and the Presi
dent leaned forward again, but the animal stood
up straight on its hind legs and went over back
ward Into the creek with the President.
Fueling that he was going backward, the Presi
dent slipped from the saddle, and. as luck would
have It. ff-1! Into the creek close beside the horse,
which landed on its back. The horse fell on the
down stream side of the President, who. realizing
that he would be in danger from the animal's fee*
should the horse turn toward him. got out of the
way as rapidly a* possible. The horse, however.
turned over away from the President and got up.
He was captured at once, and the President re
mounted and rode for an hour and a half before
returning to the White House.
The fall from the horse s back to tne stream bed
was a distance of more than ten feet. The stream
was about two feet deep, with an exceedingly rocky
bed. Neither thf- President nor the horse received
the slightest injury.
President Roosevelt's two regular riding horses
were out of commission yesterday, both being In
disposed. The President h orderly wished to try
out the new horse, but the President took it upon
himself to do this. He regards the horse he rode as
a one. but being young lie has a tendency to
rear up on slight provocation. The President w.'s
dressed in khaki, and the fact that he got thor
oughly "vet was not apparent to those who saw him
after the accident. Several carriages Which had
crossed the ford Juft abend of :he President
stopped, and the occupants were alarmed at what
was happening.
The experience, with 'its many serious possi
bilities, has not dulled the «Irh of the President's
pleasure In riding. It is considered a good test at
his horsemanship, as lioth times th-- animal r»-artil
he Instinctively threw himself, forward, so that tils
h-a.i was directly beside that of the rearing ani
mal, and the reins, bettig thrown loose, hail no ten
sion whatever to pull th^ horse backward.
I From Th* Ttibone Bureau. ]
Washington. June 3— At the George Washington
L'nlversity commencement to-day the degree of
Doctor of Laws was conferred on WilHs Seaver
Paine, president of the Tonsolidated National Bank
of New York, and F. J V. Skiff, director of the
Fiei.i Museum of Natural History, In Chicago.
The degree was conferred on Mr. Paine in recog
nilion of his contributions to the legal aspect of
banking, as shown In several published works, and
in consideration of his deep Interest in educational
Printed Slips Sent to Balloonists To Be Used
in Their Reports.
After a lon* correspondence with Professor Alfred
J. Henry, of the I'nlted States Weather Bureau
at Washington. ErneFt I^a Rue Jones, editor of
"Aeronautics," has Just received word that the
Weather Bureau had printed forms for use by
persons experimenting in aeronautics. It Is re
quested by Professor Henry that aero clubs
throughout the country obtain these forms. H"
"Corresponding with the observations of the me
teorological elements made In the balloon, th*>rc
should be collected those made simultaneously at
the ground. This can be done by arranging with
the neighboring Weather Bureau stations for spe
cial .readings of the Instruments at the stations to
be made during the hours of the ascension.. Many
records in the upper air have been found of .Mttle
value for the lack of surface readings.
"The direction and force of the wind at the sur
face should be recorded for comparison with the
speed of the balloon in its flight. The remarks on
clouds Bhould Include the kind of cloud nearHhe
balloon. The temperatures within the cloud, also,
particularly at the upper surface and at. the lower
surface of the cloud, are especially valuable. The
time of throwing out saxd or of using the valve
should be recorded."
Copies or this form for each ascension shojld
be forwarded to the United Stairs Weather Bureau.
to the aero duos, and to the Journals which are
devoted to aeronautics.
Si Uouis, June 3. —H. B. Priest, leading counsel
for Henry Clay Pierce, of the. Waters-Pierce Oil
Company, sold to-day that Mr. Pierce, who is
under Indictment In Texas on the charge a of false
swearing, will probably fight the efforts of the
Texas authorities to take him to that state for
trial at this time.
-The personal Inclination of Mr. Pierce and my
self would be for Mr Pierce to go to Texas DOW."
said Mr Priest, "I am confident there la nothing
in the charge against Mr. Pierce and that he
would (»- speedily acquitted there. Hut friend* or
Mr Pierce have an opinion that there Is a dispo
sition in T»xas to convict him there whether he Is
Innocent or guilty."
Mr Pierce is now In New V.,rk sod ha* been
there for some time, nt liberty on a bond of $40,000
Mcned by Mr. Priest. The St. Louis authorities
™f_ |ik ; no action on a request from the Texas
• sheriff to arrest him until he returns within their
jurisdiction. •
p. the provision* of the will of Mrs. Adelaide
Jlii-i wife of Walter W. WlUetS. of Roslyn. Lone
Wand « "d yesterday In Mineoia, a faithful ■**
« . i«J more of her mistress' *oney than is
d^sed to Mra. Willets's brother and sister. Mr,
-SKS2S her brother and Sitter. Thomas
?aier »nd Gertrude Kirk, each SUM To the
Jaid Ro« GoS.tel». .he leave, $l.ono outright.
Tnd the income from *.«« for the remainder of her
ufe. W»itw R. Wi - :eu set. tlie r«idu* <
One train "Overnight"
A dozen trains "One Night"
— To Chicago
The one "overnight" train The "one night" trains re
to Chicago is the famous quire one night and part of
eighteen -hour Twentieth the day for the trip and leave
Century Limited. New York at all hours-
It leaves Grand Central at a * 8:45 and 9:40 A.M.
42nd Street, the only rail- and 12:50,4:30, 5:30, 6:00,
road terminal in New York, 8:00, 9:44 and 11:20 P. M.,
at 3:30 P.M. and arrives at and so on throughout the .
-- '. Chicago 8:30 next morning. day and night.
They all start from Grand Central Station, the only railroad terminal
in New York (reached from all parts of the city by Subway, Elevated
and Surface lines); and all, except the' 2oth Century Limited, stop
at the 125 th. Street Station to accommodate our patrons in Harlem
and the Bronx.
The route is along the Hudson River, through the Mohawk -Valley and
along the Great Lakes— at water level— assuring a full night's restful
All the Comforts of Home, Hotel and Club
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Ticket* end Slcepuig-Car ,^2mb^^>. c : oop.M.»t the follows pucw:
. , .. X^^fl BBb^V XEW TOBK: 149, 245. 415 ar.i ISIS
Accommodation* /^BofSvS7il%'^^> Broadway. B23 Fifth Arena* 378 Colms-
Tlrket oflriM a' Gm=d Centra! /■^AS|MASliUjBk\ bus ATKiae «ad 281 ffeit 133t1» Street.
SSoti and the Start n « 12Sth TI3!WmQRVh **?■*?'£*, v '~-~*' ™^~l~ l
Street are op- day and night every l|lklL£Jl S&^^fSuh-. *»«. « b.
day in be year. VUHWWBg/ -eenred at nay oftneweflc«.orwt3S»
Principal downtown ticket office, *^Bawl W IsJl Pg»Jlß*x delivered upon request by «p«eialr«Br»»
12'.f Broadway, la opor. every lay " "^UHIMW^*' wtifave who can in** 1 !? all -;ct«'ioa».
(holidays and" Sundays Included), Ald.-«< L. F. Vo»tmr?b. 1213 Broad
from 8 :0O A.M. to 10:00 P.M. "A»«ric.-. C™.«. K^w.y SyW •«• **<»• 5680 Madison.
Enlisted Man Who Lost Commission
May Wear Badge.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, June X
man of the army who was recently a commissioned
officer, resipninß as such "for the good of the ser
vice." r.a«* created an interesting question for the
military authorities by applying for certain in
signia to which he would be entitled If he were
an enlisted man of continuous service. Originally
he gained distinction a? a soldier in the Phlippines
and was appointed a second lieutenant. He was
threatened with tria! by court martial for failure
to keep a pledge of temperance. As an officer ht?
was not entitled k. wear the badge, and it be
came a question whether, in view of his interrupted
career at- a commissioned officer, he could receive
the t emblem during hi* second experience a.- an
enlisted man. Tr.e Secretary of War lias taken
the position that sin -c the former officer was al
lowed to resign and was again accepted as an
enlisted man it is the duty of the department to
do all it -an for the encouragement of the soldier
and to avoid doinj; anything which would dis
tinguish him from his associates. For this- reason
the solrlier, after his unusual career of enlisted
man, commissioned officer and enlisted man again,
is permittee' to wear the emblem Indicative of
worthy service in his preceding enlistment.
ORDERS ISSUED.— The* following orders have
been Issued:
Captain CHARLES DE F. CHANDLER. signal corps,
to charge of construction work. Fort on.aha. reliev
ing Captain WILLIAM H. QTRY «ienal cerpa
First Lieutenant RALPH N. HAYDEN, 3d Cavalry, to
Fort Snelling.
Following changes, signal corps, ordered: Captain
DANIEL J. i'ARR from Fort Lea-. en» orth to Fort
Wood. Aupust 1. vice Captain GEORGE C. Bt"K
NELL: First Lieutenant J. ALFRED MOSS from
Fort Leavenworth. to command cable boat Cjrus
W. Field, vice Captain BASIL O. LEMUR. to Fort
Leavenworth; First Lieutenant BENJAMIN D.
FOI'LOIS. from Fort Leavenworth to office chief
signal officer. Washincton, July I; First Lieuten
ant SEBRING C. MEGILL. 4th Cavalry, from Fort
L'avenworth to Company E. signal corps, Presidio
of San Francisco July 1.
First Lieutenant JAMES E. WARE. 14th Infantry,
from Fort L«-avenworth. July 1. to Company D.
sia-nal corps, Leon Springs. Tex.
Contract Surgeon WILLIAM O. CITLIFFE. from
Philippines. August 15, to San Francisco.
Leaves of absence: Captain BERNARD SHARP. 3d
Infantry three months: First Lieutenant JOHN L.
JORDAN. 11th Infantry, one month; Captain UP
TON BIKNIE. jr.. «th Field Artillery, two months
from August 15.
I.l«-ut^nant M. J. CORMACK. to the Tennessee. . •
Following midshipman detached Naval Academy to ves
»*'« indicated. July I: BARNES and LOFTI.V. to the
Missouri: CARPENDRR anrf CARTKR. to the Min
the k'"amr«». XORRIS and J. CLARK, to the Ken
tuokv IH'NTEK nrcEY ar.d CVTT9. to the louts'
Hna:' OREIG COaSVTEUL, an.l AI'STIN. to the
South I<;tk'ta: WAR KEN and NELSON, to -the Wl<«
ronsln; K. SMITH, to. the Birmingham: F.STK?.-.
braska; Mi:iß. to he Ohio; G. WILSON. VAN r/ER
VEER and TAYLOR, to the Rhode Island: O'RKAR.
CHARLTON. to th» r«nn?rlvania; PICKERINO and
STOER to the New J^r.-'y LABHARDT, ifl th»
TfnnfMff; R. CLARK. C. H. DAVIS and O. SMITH,
to the Vermont: .TUXES, rixf.hart. VAN he
CARR and MOORE, to the Washington : BADT,
RtVK. KEMMAN and OL.«EN. to the Weft Vir
io the Vlntinla: HBRFSSTER. to the Maryland: I.
DAVIS and COLLINS, to the Kansas. BEARDALL
and HAt'SH. to the Illinois.
FolloTvfne midshipmen l»ta< hrd Naval Academy to v^s
■ela Indicated: VCNERR. DEXNBT. E. WILSON.
Severn- PENN and JENNINGS. to the iMibucjue:
fi'HirKF.R and R. THOMAS, to the Padu<-ah: C
TAMES and DOLAN to the Marietta: STEWART, to
the North Carolina: M'CORMICK. to the Chester;
ROGERS, to the Tacoma.
MO\ EMKNTS OF WARSHIP&— The following
movements of vessels have been reported to the
Navy Department:
June 2— The Rainbow, -he Denver. th» Cleveland and the
Concord, at Kobe; the Scorpion, the Porter, the
Thornton, the Tinsr.r. the -De Loi.R. the- Hist, the
Cuttlefish and the Vlpei. at navy yard. New York;
the Nero, at Hamilton Roads; the Preiii». the !>avis,
the K&nagut and t:i» Fox, at Portland. Ore.
June -The Dm Jinine*. from Port Limor. for \ »r« Cruz;
'tlTe North Carolina, from Nrwporr for Annapolis; the
Dolphin from \Va^hln«t»n for AnnaixiMs.
June ;; -Th« Chester, frenr. >Cew York for Bradford, n. I.
lYt Brooklyn. na\y yard. I."!!!;':-' Island
Newport. R. 1.. Junj 2.— The members of the
board of inspection, which has been here watching
the trial of the submarine torpedo boat Octopus,
started for Washington to-night with a report that
the craft hail worked much better than they ex
The Octopus ran up to the torpedo station wharf
late this afternoon after a 2»-hour bisk speed sur
face s»-:i trial. Her contract called for a K-'i knot
run for twelve hours and an S'- knot run for ihe
second twelve hour* She mere than exceeded Her
contract, the members of the inspection board say.
Will Continue with Atchison. Topeka &
Santa Fe at Least Until July.
The expected resignation of Victor Morawetr as
chairman of the executive committee of the Atch!
son. Topeka A Santa Fe Railway Company was
not presented at yesterday" meeting of the direc
tors. Mr. Morawetz explained that he had de
cided to postpone it until the July meeting. Only
routine business was transacted. Mr. Morawetz
said that he had heard nothing of a contemplated
Issue of additional securities.
E. P Rlpl^y. the president, said he thought rail
road earnings would be worse before they were
better, the low ebb being reached probably near
the end of July. Mr Ripley said he had no inten
tion of resigns Mr Morawetz said that the crop
outlook was promising.
Promotion of Bank Teller Made
Discover;/ of Thefts Inevitable.
As he learned that his defalcation of over P.nOO
was about to be discovered, Charles T. Muir. the
newly appointed paying teller of the branch of the
Corn Exchange in West 42d street, walked down
stairs to the cellar of the building yesterday morn
ing and shot himself through the head, dying less
than two hours later in Bellevue Hospital. He was
taken first to Roosevelt Hospital, but the author
ities there refused him admittance, as the hospital
has no prison ward, and the dying man had to be
driven to Bellevue.
Muir. according to a letter addressed to George
H. Frew, manager of the branch, had been steal-
Ing m-;iey"for five years. He had been employed as
receiving teller until three or four days ago. when
he was promoted to be paying teller. Grimly
enough, this promotion was the cause of the im
pending discovery which caused him to commit
suicide. As long as he was receiving teller, ap
parently, he was able to cover up his defalcations.
He was bonded for MM and the total amount of
the theft was $!>.f*>S 73.
■utr wrote two letters before he shot himself,
evidently anticipating the necessity of his act
One was addressed to his wife, and was not made
public yesterday. The other briefly told Mr. Frew
of the defalcation, and said that no one but himself
was to blame in any way. The letter follow*:
My accounts are short the amount of the tickets
in this envelope. This has be* :; tone on for about
five v^ars covering shortage by substituting ne-*:
deposits for old. I trisb to say that no one, either
in or out of the bank, la to blame foe this but my
Mrs. Muir. who is left with two young children,
was completely prostrated yesterday. She went
to Bellevue on hearing of her husband's injury.
but was to late to see him alive. She could offer
no explanation of his act when m d at Bellevue.
but she had not then read the letter left for her.
George H. Frew, the branch manager, was very
sun when seer yesterday morning that then was
no shortage. 'So were other officials, arid the] -a..1
lat*r that It was strange that, the shortage had
so lone escaped attention. Mr. Frew noticed an
Irregularity in the matter of deposit slips yester
day morr.ing and ashed Muir about it. Muir kM
he would So down and look up the old slips. A
momen. later he sent the Janitor upstairs from
the cellar for some papers, and when the man re
turned Muir's body was found lying with the head
in the ashpit and the revolver beside him.
Muir. according to neighbors an-! the tradespeople
of l.is neighborhood, lived in a manner in keeping
with his salary of $1,500 a yew, having, apparently,
no extravagant tastes. Yet he had t.iken. and
presumably spent, nearly $10,000 in five years. No
one COUiJ crr«r any explanation of this yesterday.
P. S. Commissioner Calls Queens Borough
President's . Attention to Evil.
In a letter to President Greaser of the Borough
of Queens Commissioner Basaett. of the Public
Service Ccmmi^sion. draws attention to the danger
incurred by pedestrians in Jamaica avenue in the
Richmond Hili section silicic the abutments of the
bridpe of the Long Island Railroad Company »n
croach so far on the roadway that there is no
room for sidewalks. At that point there is a double
track trolley line and the vehicular traffic is very
heavy, so that persons walking under the bridge
are in danger. There is a public school only two
or three blocks east cf the railroad tracks, and
a large number of the pupils live to the wast
of the tracks, which they have to pass under at
Jamaica avenue. The space between the abutments
Is so narrow that the children use a footpath which
leads directly across the tracks three blocks to the
north. This crossing has no protection except for
signal bells. Commissioner Bassett sosjssats that
one of me three streets on the map which have
not yet been laid out • " opened so that this
dansermu si«t may be avoided.
It is announced that E. A. Morrison & Co.. who
for more than twenty years have been in business
at No. SM Broadway, are to retire from business.
Their stock has been purchased by James McCreery
& Co., and will be placed on -»ale at both stores.
Wedding Silver
For weddings, sterling silver
is the proper and essential
gift. We offer the most at
tractive stock in New Y'o^k
and yield to no one as to
Variety. Quality or Price
FIFTH AVENUE. Cor. 32d StTaet
Kent's Rotary
Knife Cleaning
100.000 in cse a
. European Hotel* and fam!!le«.
Sol* Agent*
130 and ! -'2 Weal 42d ?t.. New York
One of the Biggest Specimens Ever Exhib
ited Brought from Andres Eeef.
The huge piece °" re " ; coral, said *■ be ttta
largest «-ver gathered fcr. any museum In t *-*
world which Dr. B. E- £>*■-- -" recently obtained
in the Bahamas, reached, the American Museum
of Natural History yesterday afternoon. It was
broueht from the Bahamas ey Captain Joshua
Siocum in his famous twelve-ton yawl. Spray. 13
which, single-handed, he went around th« world.
The coiat will socn be placed on exhibition by
Obtained hi the Bahama.- by Dr. B. E. Dah!?r-n.
for the American Museum of Natural History.
D- H'-rr.ot; C. Bumpus. director of the museum,
who oer.t Dr. Pakhj— •■ March 13 to the Ba
hama., from which he returned last week.
This new attraction cf the museum is a speci
men of madrepcre coral, which is nearly reUte.l
Is Ihe tars* piece o* so-calle.l fan coral, of whicli
the rrusevm has a flne specimen, and which was
a!«o obtained in the Bahamas. The latter specimen
was taken eff a sh^al. while the new acqoWOm
was broken loose from its position on the outer
most edgr of the Bosal reef among the breakers oflt
Andros Island.
This reef is solid as stone and many ships ria<f9
been wrecked upon it. When the coral is slflWt
with i hammer it rings like I b»ll. Captain 31o
cum call? it -Neptune's harp."
Th» picture shows th» huge p»e<-» of coral,
weighing two tons, at ebb tide. Stand;-* by '»
side is a native Bahamas, who helped Dr. D*hl
gren and Captain fflSCWfll to rrate it in timbers,
and. v.-ith casks tie-1 to it. float it to the Spray,
which was wnitlng inside the reef to receive it.
Counsel for George ■ Fi.«cher. who is suin< tho
American Exchange National Bank and Camitl*
Weldenfeld for JS.'TWI or its equivalent .-! Btsrsl
Butte Mountain Copper sfvrk. appeared before Jus
tice Bischoff in the Supreme Court yesterday in
opposition to mfuior.3 made by the defendants to
vacate order.- obtained for their examination. Jus
tice Bischoff reserved deci-ion.
Fischer says he l»nt Weidenfetd IB. 11 **, for which
the latter agreed to deposit SOjOOO shares of th<»
copper stock as collateral with the bank. He says
he has asked repayment of th«? loan from Weidea
feld and has asked the bank to turn over th»
collateral to hl:n. He has been unable, he -*>••
M get satisfaction from either.

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