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ACRID FOlr GBIPS CITY
BAY TRAFFIC TIED UP.
The Maurctania Held at Harbor's
Gate Since Wednesday.
The blanket of fog and smoke, like the -wave of
a policeman's hand at a street crossing, banked
New York's incoming: ocean traffic in the Lower
Bay yesterday, while keeping the outgoing boats at
their piers. A land smoking from a month of no
rain and abnormally- high temperatures greeted the
homecoming travellers-a depressing welcome to
a place of many forest fires.
The Cunarder Mauretania. which left her pier
in the North River at 2 o'clock Wednesday after
noon, was sti'l anchored in Gravesend Bay early
this morning. Captain Pritehard fearing to take
her through the Ambrose Channel on account of
the fog and her crippled condition. The Ham
burg-American steamship Deutschland. which
'sailed yesterday for Hamburg, was also fogbound
tor the night in Gravesend Bay.
Mr G«.riot. th« forecaster of the weather bureau
In "Washington, has predicted that the beginning of
next week will bring fairly copious rains over all
the huge region which Is now shrivelling from
Jack of moisture. The forest fires, he says, have no
effecting in preventing rains, nor will they have in
the future, contrary to a belief more or less prev
alent. But for the next three or four days the
damag? to-lorests and cjops is expected to con
The smoky fog of yesterday completely paralyze-!
for a time the ferry Benin on the Kast River and
came near tying v ; > the Staton Island and North
Although the steamship Teutonic. Biilow and
Konlg Albert were expected at Quarantine' in
the morning, the revenue cutter- Hudson did
not venture down to them in the Lower Bay until
noon, when the fop lifted a little. "Waiting with.
these big boats for the fog to lift was a large
fleet of smaller steamers from all over, their num
bers giving some idea of the huge daily traffic in
and out of New York Harbor. Among them were
the Porto Rico, of the Baltimore Transportation
Company; the fruiter Salvatore di Giorgio, the
Apache, of the Clyde Steamship Company; the
Esperanza. of the Panama Railroad Steamship
line; the Manzanillo. of the New York and Cuba
Steamship Company; the Southern Pacific steam
ship El Valle.. the Russian steamer Korea and the
freighter* Ossabawa, Vincenzo Bonanno. Regina
Elena and Hormod.
The history of New York's weather conditions
during September tells the story for practically
the whole territory east of the Rockies and north
of Mason and Dixon's line. In this state since
August 28 the only rainfall was 90-100 of an Inch
on September 6. This is mighty near the month's
minimum record in the state, which is 15-100 of an
Inch, recorded in ISS4, also a Presidential year, it
may be remarked. The high record is 14 51-100
inches, recorded in ia/ptember. I*B2, and the aver
age precipitation Cor the month here is 3 69-100
Although up to the close of August there was
an accumulated excess of rainfall since January
of 3 56-100 Inches, the present drouth has been se
vere enough more than to offset these eight months
of excessive moisture, and for a week or more New
York City has been breathing the acrid smoke of
forest fires raging in Minnesota, "Wisconsin, Lower
Canada, Michigan. Pennsylvania, New York State
and New England.
Tens of *housands, sometimes whole communi
ties, have turned out to fight the flames, but still
the sun has glimmered hot and red through the
murky pall and the blazes have taken on fresh life.
Though still fighting, many towns have taken to
praying, special services being held in packed
churches, for rain to come and do what they In
their puny might, have failed to do.
The Patten Line steamer Thomas Patten, run
ning between the Battery and points on the
Shrewsbury River, which left the Battery "Wednes
day night, was seen passing Atlantic Highlands at
noon yesterday. The fog had compelled her to
anchor down the bay for the night. There was
only the crew aboard. The Sound steamers Provi
dence. Harvard and Chester "W. Chapin, which
usually pass the Battery wall before 8 o'clock in
the morning, were four or five hours late.
On account of the frequency with which the
smoky fogs have been settling over the harbor and
rivers recently many of the boats of the New York
Yacht Club which are anchored off East 23d street
are being put out of commission for the season,
though ordinarily they remain in use much later
Into the fall. The Kanawha, H. H. Rogers's big
yacht, was ordered out of commission on Wednes
■ In the thick foe: in the Lower Bay the West
Indian fruit steamer Senator ran down and sank
the barge Josephus. The Senator, which arrived
here yesterday after a rough voyage from the West
Indies, in which her captain was washed overboard
and her cargo ruined, was outward bound for the
dumping grounds to get rid of her load of decayed
bananas when the collision occurred.
.- * - —
Colonel Fox Hears That Fires Are
Mostly Under Control.
Albany, Sept. 24— Cr4onel Fox. State Superin
tendent of Forests, said to-day he had received
■word from Chief Fire "Warden Emmons. that the
fires on Half Way and other islands In Lower Sar
anac Lake were under control. A fire was re
ported to-day In Dr. "Webb's park, near Nehasane.
Colonel Fox received a letter to-day from Game
Protector Robert Sommerville, who has been In th«
vicinity of North Creek, fighting the fires in that
region, In which the latter says there were four
Mr fires in that section, but all were now under
control. These fires were on Blue Mountain, In the
region of Botheration Pond, on Gage and Pine
Mountains and at Chatiemac Scarcity of water
Interfered with the work of fighting the flames.
Sommervllle reported a fire between Round and
Indian ponds, town of Tiiurman, about three miles
from . Mill Creek. He expected to have this fire
tnfler control In a short time.
The North River Garnet Company reported a
fire In Essex County, about two miles from their
•works. It is believed this Is one of the fires re
ferred to by Bommervllle. The company reported
th* fire under control in Township 13, about eight
miles from North Creek.
The fire In the Beaver River territory is also re
ported under control. This fire Is In the centre of
a fine timber country. The fire at Big Crooked
Lake is not retarded as serious.
TRACE OF RAIN REPORTED UPSTATE.
Roi"hertff, P*>pt. 24.— Two plight showers of rain
fell here about 3 o'clock this ' morning, the first
you need it.
Gold Medal Flour
THE VERY HIGHEST QUALITY
since September 5. There was not enough of a fall
to do t much good, however. It would take a week's
soaking rain to materially , aid crops In Western
OEEAT CALIFORNIA FIRE.
Forest Blaze Threatens Vast Damage—En
gine Runs Gantlet.
Eureka. Cal.. Sept. 24.— A great forest fire is rag
ing near here, fanned by a fifty-mile gale, and
already the plant of the Kelstrom Lumber Com
pany, valued at $60,000, has been destroyed. The
fire is threatening the vast tracts of redwood tim
ber lying between Kelstroms and Trinidad, to
which latter place refugees are flocking from many
camps. The J1.000.Q00 plant of the Redwood Lum
ber Company is directly In the course of the flames.
A pasenger engine arrived at Samoa last night,
carrying refugees from Luffenholz and Field
brook, the former town having been destroyed
by the flames. The refugees wer« hemmed in by
the flames, and the daring trip through the fire
on the train was proposed. The dash was made
with the flames so close that tjje paint on the cars
was blistered in the heat.
NEGRO ATTACKS GIRL.
Caught by Officer After Long Chase
Miss May Powell, of No. 172 West 130 th street,
was held up by a negro in a deserted spot on St.
Nicholas avenue, near 143 d street, last night,
under cover of the dense fog. The negro struck
her a stunning blow on the back of the- head,
and after grabbing her watch and chatelaine
purse disappeared in the darkness. After a
chase of several blocks he -was captured by Pa
trolman George Leis. of the West 125 th street
Miss Powell, who is a sister of Police Lieu
tenant Alonzo Powell, had been calling on some
friends, and was returning to her home with her
mother when she was attacked. She wore a
diamond studded watch on her breast, and it is
supposed that this display invited the negro's
When Miss Powell recovered from the first
shock of the attack she joined her screams with
those of her mother. Two blocks away stood
Patrolman Leis vainly attempting to decide
from which direction in the fog came the cries.
He finally learned the trouble, and after a long
run captured the man.
Miss Powell and her mother at once identified
the negro, who broke down and confessed. He
had thrown the watch and purse into a vacant
lot in 142 d street, where they were found.
JTMBIA BOYS' FUN.
POLICE END CO:
"Sophs"' and "Freshies"' in Battle in Fog at
Columbia's "sophs" and "freshies" battled in the
fog near Kane's roadhouse, at Clason's Point, last
night, and black eyes and bruises were as numer
ous as the complaints of the residents. Three
mounted policemen called it a draw just when
honors were even, for the freshmen "busted" a
sophomore smoker and were in turn beaten
Early yesterday five sophomores in an automo
bile captured strasplin.e freshmen in the streets and
held them prisoners in a house in Morningside
avenue. Another squad picked up a vanload of
freshmen and labelled them "Fresh Beef." They
were held prisoners until 3 p. m.
Ernest Bosrh. a freshman, while trying to escape
from a party of "sophs," fell and cut his head so
badly that he was taken to St. Luke's Hospital.
Three hundred sophomores went to the roadhouso
at 7 o'clock and started to haze the freshmen they
had captured. One of the captives, who weighs 200
pounds, waa compelled to do a Salome dance. The
fun went on until the proprietor appealed to the
SAYS CARRIERS MUST OBEY THE LAW.
Kentucky Court of Appeals Affirms Judg
ment Against Express Company.
Frankfort. Ky.. Sept. 24.— Chief Justice O'Rear. of
the Court of Appeals. In an opinion affirming judg
ment in a case of the commonwealth against the
Adams Express Company, which had been indicted
and fined for carrying whiskey from one local
option county into another, said common carriers
ought to obey the law like other persons.
"Common carriers ought to obey the law like
other persons." wrote Judge O'Rear. "not merely
In keeping the statute while breaking its spirit,
but both in letter and spirit, as others are ex
pected to do. Agents employed by corporations
ought to inquire and act on knowledge, probabili
ties, information, experiences, Judgment, inferred
facts from established facts, as men generally do
in similar matters when thinking and acting for
themselves. In this way a corporation is human
ized, and is made to see, hear, know, exercise care,
skill. Judgment, prudence, and Is made amenable
to the laws when the Intent, motive, knowledge,
etc., are elements of wrong. "'
HELD DINNER IN SEWAGE CONDUIT.
Women of Chicago Suburb Celebrate Sewer
Opening in Unusual Fashion.
Chicago, Sept. 14.— A dinner laid in a sewer in
Franklin Park, a Chicago suburb, on the west
bank of the Desplalnes River, yesterday, was the
unusual plan of the women of that town to cele
brate the opening of the new concrete sewage con
duit, the completion of which ends a legal fight of
The women could be induced to enter only when
one of their number had been chosen by lot to lead
the way through the manhole. When they got
down the ladder they found stretching In either
direction for several hundred feet a long line of
coffee cups, with eandwlchea and other edibles, and
candles alight along the tunnel way.
KERMIT ROOSEVELT'S HUNTING TRIP.
Pierre, 6. D., Sept. 24— Kermlt Roosevelt and
Iwntlng party, with Seth Bullock as guide, ar
rived here this evening from a week's hunting
trip west of the Missouri River. The President's
non will leave to-morrow afternoon for the East.
The. party reports a good trip and fair success.
NEW-YORK DAYCT THIBITNE. ~ FKTOAT. SEPTEMBER L's, 19Q&
SCOTTISH HERO FUND
Iff. Carnegie Founds It with Gift
London. Sept. 24.— Encouraged by the success
that has attended the establishment of his
Hero Fund in America. Andrew Carnegie has
decided to found a similar fund In Scotland. To
this end he is about to hand over to trustees
the sum of $1,250,000.
Mr. Carnegie hns selected as the administra
tors of his new benefaction the trustees of the
Carnegie Dunfermline Fund, to whom ho made
over 92,500,000 in 1903 for the purpose of in
troducing "more sweetness and light, into the
monotonous lives of the toiling mr sses of Dun
In a letter to the trustees, dated September
21. Mr. Carnegie says: "The success of my Hero
Fund upon the North American continent has
been so great that I have decided to extend its
benefits to my native land." Mr. Carnegie then
lays down at length the general plan upon which
ho desires the fund to be administered for ths
benefit of heroes and heroines Injured in at
tempts to preserve or rescue their fellows, or, in
case of death, for the benefit of those who were
dependent up^n them. "Such are the heroes of
civilization," Mr. Carnegie writes; "the false
heroes of barbarism maimed or killed their fel
Bonds bearing interest at 5 per cent to the
value of $1,256,000 will be placed in the hanrls
of the trustees. The beneficiaries of this fund
are to be confined to followers of "peaceful vo
cations in the British Ib!cs and the waters
thereof." Mr. Carnegie especially recommends
to the care of the trustees the widows and chil
dren of victims of heroism and of doctors and
nurses who volunteer their services? in epidemics.
"Xo action could be more heroic than that of
such doctors and nurses." he writes, "and rail
road employes also are remarkable for their
King Edward, with whom Mr. Carnegie con
sulted relative to the establishment of this fund,
has given it his warm approval, and Mr. Car
negie has instructed the trustees to provide for
the wants of all persons to whom the King pre
sents medals for heroism in peaceful pursuits.
NEW CHINESE MINISTER.
Chung-Mcn-Ycw to Succeed Wu
Peking. Pept. 24.— The departure of the special
envoy, Tang-Shao-Yi, for America has brought
out the interesting news that Wu Ting-fang, the
present -Chinese Minister to Washington, is to
retire in November of this year. His successor
is Chung-Men-Tew, who was consul general of
the Chinese Empire at Manila in 1904, and who
goes to Washington with Tang-Shao-Yi. Chung-
Men-Yew is a member of the present opium
commission. The change will take place after
Tang-Shao-Yi has been received and welcomed
in Washington by Wu Ting-fang.
Chung-Men-Yew, who, according to the Peking
dispatch, is to succeed Wu Ting- fang as Chinese
Minister at Washington, is widely known in the
United States, where he has spent much of his life,
first as a student and later In the diplomatic ser
vice at Washington. Mr. Chung was educated at
Harvard University, where he took an active part
in university affairs, being a member of the Delta
Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Later he became in
terpreter at the Chinese Embassy at Washington,
his perfect command of English making him ex
ceptionally valuable in that capacity. He served
with a number of Chinese Ministers at Washing
ton, Including Wu Ting-Fang, and was then .sent
as Chinese Charge d'Affaires to Madrid. He after
wards returned to China, where he had important
work in connection with Chinese railway and tele
graph development. Mr. Chung is a widower, with
on<» son. who has received his education in the
Washington, Sept. 24— Neither the State Depart
ment nor the Chinese Legation has ht-ard officially
that Wu Ting-fang will retire as minister and be
replaced by Chung-Men-Yew upon the latter's ar
rival In Washington.
While admitting that the report was possibly
true, Wu Ting-fang to-night said that he had not
heard anything confirmatory from Peking. "He's
a fine fellow, but I have not heard anything of the
coming reported change from my government,"
were Mlnißter Wu's expressions when the Peking
dispatch was shown him. Then he read it a second
and a third time, and added: "Perhaps it may
be true. The government may have something else
for me to do."
The registration days this year are Monday,
October 5; Tuesday. October 6; Saturday,
October 10, and Monday, October 12. AM who
intend to vote must register on one of these
days, between 7 a. m. an^ 10 p. m.
SPECIAL CHINESE ENVOY.
Tang-Shao-Yi Leaves Peking on
Mission to This Country.
Peking, Sept. 21.— Tang-Shao-Ti started from here
to-day on his much heralded trip around the world.
He is accompanied by Chung-Men-Mew, who Is to
succeed Wu Ting-fang as Chinese Minister at
Tang-Shao-Y!. who is accompanied by a numer
ous suite. Is making this tour on instructions con
tained in an Imperial edict Issued last June. His
principal purposes in America are to thank the
American government for the remission of a por
tion of the Boxer indemnity and to enlist the co
operation of Americans in the development of
Northern China. From America he will continue
his travels to Great Britain, France, Germany,
Russia and home through Siberia.
THE MAJESTIC IN TERRIFIC GALE.
Plymouth. Sept. 24.— The steamer Majestic arrived
here from New York at 12:09 this morning, twelve
hours late. She experienced a terrific gale that
lasted three days. The mountainous seas reached
the vessel's bridge and It was found necessary to
re<luce speed to seven knots.
Szceeps Over Central Part of Islands
— Loss of Life and Property.
Manila, Sept. 24. — A typhoon of terrific ve
locity has extended through the central portion
of the Philippine group, sweeping over part of
ihf WUtad of Pamar, Northern Leyte, Southeast
ern Luzon, Northern Fanay, Masbate and part
of Romblon. The typhoon disappeared in the
China Sea, moving m a direction west by north
"Wires arc prostrated and available details of
the damage done are meagre. It is evident,
however* that serious disaster followed in the
wake of the sudden storm. A telegram from a
town in Masbate reports that every building in
the place was razed with the single exception of
the postal building. A dispatch received from
Romblon says that the typhoon caused a great
loss of property and that undoubtedly many per
sons have been killed.
Steamer Tossed About — Four Per
sons Killed on Board Off Mexico.
Mexico City, Sept. 24.— Advices received here
to-day from Acapulco are to the effect that
two heavy earthquake shocks were felt yester
day off that port. The sea was greatly agitated,
and broke in tremendous waves. Tne Cosmos
Line steamer Radmcs, from San Francisco on
August 9 for Hamburg, was caught and tossed
about like a chip. The passengers and crew
were thrown to the deck by the onslaught of
the waves. Four persons were killed and sev
eral others were wounded by rolling spars and
falling woodwork. The earthquake was barely
perceptible on shore.
NEW PRESIDENT OF PERU.
Inaugural Address Proclaims Pur
pose to Maintain Peace.
Lima, Peru, Sept. 34.— Augufto B. Leguia. the
recently elected President of Peru, was inducted
into office this aftornoon. He made a 6peech, in
which he said:
My government is to be an instrument of
progress, and its underlying impulses are the
maintenance of peace and the protection of the
interests find rights of a!l citizens. In order to
combat the existing hvureaucracy I shall endeavor
to modernize the civil and penal codes as they
now exist. Without bringing an increase of taxa
tion I shall try to augment the nation's revenues,
and the questions of sanitation, immigration, irri
gation, education and railroad construction will
have my attention.
WRIGHT GOES UP IN WIND.
Covers Officially 24 Miles and Re
mains in Air 54 Minutes.
Le Mans. Sept. 24.— Wilbur 'Wright made a suc
cessful flight this afternoon against the wind,
which was blowing at the rate of about eighteen
miles an hour. This was the strongest breeze the
American aeroplanist had yet faced, but he re
mained up for a fraction more than fifty-four min
utes, covering officially thirty-nine kilometres
(twenty-four miles), which is about half a kilo
metre more than the distance he made for the
Michelin prize on Monday. In reality Mr. Wright
covered about thirty-five miles, the force of the
wind obliging him to make wide turns.
FEWER CHOLERA CASES.
Deaths More Numerous in Russian
Capital — Fear in Court Circles.
St.' Petersburg. Sept. 24.— The cholera statistics
made public to-day show an encouraging decrease
in new cases. The deaths, however, were more
numerous than yesterday. In the twenty-four
hours ended at noon to-day there were admitted
into the municipal hospitals 369 cases and there oc
curred 172 deaths. The statistics of yesterday
showed 436 new cases and 158 deaths. Among the
cases to-day are fifteen more students from the
Pavlowsk Military Academy. The report from th«?
Semenoffsky Military Hospital shows a total of
forty-five cholera patients. The percentage of mor
tality has increased slightly.
The master-at-arms of the aristocratic School of
Pages died from the malady to-day, and as a re
sult all the pupils have been withdrawn. The
scholars of this institution are drawn exclusively
from the highest court families, and this incident
has increased the apprehension in court circles.
METCALF WARNS SPERRY OF CHOLERA,
Washington. Sept 24. — Secretary Metcalf to-day
sent the following dispatch to the naval station at
Cavite 1 . to be delivered to Admiral Sperry when the
batthi3hip fleet reaches that place:
Cholera reported in the Philippines. If you find
danger of getting it aboard ships, restrict vteltins
the shor3 to official business or prohibit altogether
to officers and men, ami permit no visitors aboard
while at Manila or Cavite till return from Yoko
LESS ALARMING AT MANILA.
Manila, Sept. 24.— The epldemc of cholera con
tinues to assume less alarming proportions. The
daily average of r.ew cases discovered or reported
is about thirty. Josephina Hall, an American in
fant, attacked several days ago, died to-day. No
Americans have been stricken by cholera since the
Washington. Sept. 24.— Governor General Smith
at Manila reported thirty-six cases of cholera for
the twenty-four hours ended at 8 o'clock this
morning. From then until 4 o'clock this afternoon
sixteen cases were reported, as against twenty
nine at 4 o'clock yesterday.
THE NEW HOME RULE MOVEMENT.
Dublin. Sept. 24.— Sir Anthony Patrick Macdonnell,
former Under Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland, has resumed political activity. He pre
sided at a recent secret conference of the Irish
Reform Association, of which Lord Dunraven ia
president, and from which the devolution pro
posals originally emanated, and the officials of the
new Imperial Home Rule Association, which lately
sprang up in the ranks of the Companions of St.
Neither Lord Ounraven nor William O'Brien, the
Nationalist member of Parliament for Cork, was
present at this meeting, but they met recently at
the Galway conference, which was called for the
purpose of finding a common basis on which those
believing in a more moderate form of home rule
than that demanded by the Nationalists could
The present movement is looked upon with suspi
cion by the Nationalists as an attempt to cut
down home rule to a minimum it comes to
be practically considered. It Is supported, how
ever, by powerful interest?, including many con
It Is understood that Sir Antony proposed to the.
conference that h*^ introduce in the HOUM of
Lord* a» a private measure the Councils bill wh!< i
Fir Henry ( •amp > >"ll-BHiin*rmans government of
fered the Nationalists, but which was rejected by
the Dublin conference.
KAISER TO NEWSPAPER MEN.
Berlin, Sept. 24.— Emperor William to-ilay sent
an acknowledgment of the greetings of the Inter
national Press Congress, now In session here, in
which ho said:
I hope you all will enjoy yourselves in my cap
ita] and I expect you to place the new ties you
form on this occasion nt the .service of the great
civilizing mission of the International press.
CONGRESSMAN LANING WITHDRAWS.
Shelby. Ohio, Sept. 24. — Congressman J. F. Kan
ing announced to-day at a meeting of the Congress
commutes of the 14th District- that he would
withdraw from the race for re-election to Con
gress. He said he desired to take this action for
the good of the Republican party.
Congressman Laning was recently found not
guilty upon the charge of embezzling twenty
shares of the stock of the Norwalk Saving" Bank.
' Following the statement of Mr. Lanins. W *.
Owen, of Knox County, was nominated for Con
gress la the nth District, . ...."■ ■ J
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AfiMY AND JVAVY NEWS
[From Th? Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. September 24. _
DETECTION OF DESERTERS.— PoIicemen at
the cities and towns in the neighborhood of the
large army po«ts make a business of looking out
for deserters, the apprehension of whom means a
reward of $50 for the captor. Lately the police of
Flushing. Long Island, arrested a man who was
supposed to be a deserter. He proved on examina
tion at Fort Sloeum and a tracing of his records to
be a recruit who had enlisted at Boston and was
on his way to Fort Sloeum with the papers show
ing hia enlistment. The papers were lost, and the
man said he had been wandering around, with no
intention of deserting. There was no way to prove
that he was a deserter, whatever he intended to
be. and under the law It is impossible to pay the
reward. The department has had many questions
of this kind lately, showing the activity of local
civil authorities in pursuing the deserter, and this
vigilance is appreciated by the army officers as one
of the means by which desertion may be discour
The following orders have been Issued:
Colonel CHARI>E3 I>. PABKHCBST. coast artillery, to
command Fort Stevens and artillery district of the
District of Columbia.
Ueuteni'iH Colonel ADAM SI*AKER. coast artillery, to
command Fort H. G. Wright and artillery district
of New London. Conn.
Major JOHN T. O'FERRALI* Jr.. surgeon, Mississippi
National Guard, to Army Medical School. Washing
ton October 1.
Captain WILLIAM F. CLARK, paymaster, from Omaha
to Kansas City.
Captain THOMAS H. MARKER. 15th Infantry, assume
chursce construction work. Fort Douglas, vice Captain
FRANK M. SAVAGE, 15th Infantry.
First Lieutenant CLARENCK B. FKONK. Medical Re
serve Corps, to Army Medical School, Washington.
Flrs? C Ueutenant FRANK O. WHITLOCK. 11th Cavalry.
from Sea Girt to Panama.
Commander W. S. BENSON, to command the Albany.
vice commander U. T. MAYO, home; await orders.
Lieutenant Commander H. H. HOUGH, detached office
of -Naval Intelligencer" (• th* Idaho-
Lieutenant Commander A. L. WILLARI). to th« Idaho.
Ensign O. C F. DODGE, from naval hospital. Mare
Island, leave three months. • ■ - ■•
Midshipman J. S. HULJNGS. detached the Salem, to the
Assistant Surgeons L. P. SHIPPEN and L. W. JOHN
Assistant Surgeons 11. A. OILTNER and R. B. HENRY.
to Naval Medical School. Washington. October 1.
passed Assistant Paymaster 1.. N. WERTENRAKER.
from naval hospital. Norfolk, leave six weeks.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.— The following
movements of warships have been reported to the
Sept. 23. — The Nero, at Beaton.
Sept. 23.— The Nero, from Boston; the Apa.-h» and th«
IVnlucket. from navy yard. New York, and the Nina,
from Iluzzard's Kay, alt to »ssistanc« of th« Yankee;
th« Tn - uiiis»-h, from Washington for Norfolk.
Sept. "* — The Helena, from Shanghai for Cmvlt*; th»
Supply, from (liura for Nagasaki and Kobe: ih*
Texas, from navy yard. Norfolk, for navy yard.
Charlestown. as receiving ship: »>>*• Lebanon, from navy
yard. N«w York, for naval station, Uuantanamo Bay
thence to Hampton Roads.
The castlne ordered commissioned, navy yard. Ports
mouth, October 4. and assigned as tender to second
submarine flotilla, vice th« illst. to surveying duly
In Cuban waters.
AUSTRALIAN NAVY NUCLEUS.
British Admiralty Approves the Proposed
Melbourne, Sept. 24.— The British Admiralty has
given Its general approval to the scheme of the
Australian commonwealth for the formation of a
flotilla of six torpedo boat destroyers, nine sub
marines and two depot ships as the nucleus of an
The Idea of building up a local navy. In Australia
In lieu of the customary annual contribution to th*
imperial forces got a great impetus from the re
cent visit of the American battleship fleet, and it
la believed that Parliament viU vote readily the
$6,230,000 required for the con.-tructt«B of the sug
gested flotUia. Ths officer* and man will auabw
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BROTHER OF NEW YORKER MURDERED-
Memphis. Sept. 24.— James Tracy was found djlas
in a house under construction on Gilbert :iv*r»u*>
this city, early to-day. His head ha<l MB bat
tered In with some blunt instrument. Tracy <£«*
at the City Hospital shortly aft- being takes *>•••
without regainir c; consciousness. A letter *••
found In Tracy's clothes from his brother. Danitl
Tracy. No. 190! Park avenue. New York City.
DU PONT POWDER CO. SUIT PUT OFF.
"Wilmington, I vi. Sept. 24. -Further proc-*dinS»
in the suit of th ■ federal government against t~
Dv Pont powder company were to-day postponed
until October 7. when the taking of testimony *'
probably begin before United States Commission*
Mahaffey. the .master in th.- case.
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