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qaie sties a FISHING SCHOONER jtie Cleveland's Captain Circles About. Hoping to Save Those in the Water. M EN FISHING AS FOG LIFTS Many Accidents Cause Protest Against Violations of "Rules * of Road" '" Transatlantic Lanes of Travel. Collisions at sea In the fog seem to be uular "wi TV transatlantic liners these «E>-£- 3nd the Hamburg-American liner /-j^veland. *n yesterday from Hamburg. I on record a? one of the vessels bavins t* l3l distinction. She was not dasapea- and the fishing schooner Re . _-, which she hit. continued to trawl fier the Cleveland parted company •sith her. —he Cleveland, which is the only pas \_ llfr steamship that has ever made P.,, cces£ U ily a complete tour around the vTjrii left Hamburg or. July 7. She had varied weather throughout the trip, but at 3 P- m - on Saturday she ran into a liick fc?. Captain Dempwolff reduced his speed azd k* 5 ? 1 k is siren going continually. He liad been in the fog only a short wtaiie «hen the fishing schooner Reli ence suddenly loomed up in front of htn. The ere ~ r were stopped and then re rersed. and the impetus of the Cleveland »M greatly checked. Tfagre were many passengers on deck at th* time, and the;." saw the schooner. She Ss-f3 a dory alongside, containing • four nicn. who were arranging nets. They polled away quickly from the on rt^nisg Cleveland and were soon lost in the fog- Tie Oevelaod hit the schooner on the pert quarter, and she bounded away. There was a man standing- at th" schoon er's ■fceel at the time. and. knowing that a collision was unavoidable, he dived into the sea. The impact of the Cleveland pushed the schooner If into the fog. and a? Ehe disappeared quickly it was Impos sible for Captain Dernpwolff to eet any idea of how badly she was damaged. The Cleveland threw ov*r life rin^s. in tie hope that the man who jumped over tip schooner's stern might set them, ..ssd then steamed about in a great circle »r v -c- —.•, steerages Tried to Pick Up Men. Captain Dcmpwolff could have contin ued on his course and got out of the Ti*}gJ:borhood of the sailing' vessel, but. Tearir.? tJie fishermen might be lost, he stayed, blowing his siren and doinp what he As! to give the men a chance tn be picked up Sailors and passengers i;red tS« rail, looking over the side into tbe fog. --•- to see the four men in -Jre dory or the struggling- man who hss jumped into the s*?a. After jroine about in a great circl" for r»o hours Captain Demp-wolSTs labors vert rewarded by a. clearing- of the fog. The pall lifted, the sun came out, and about a quarter of ■ mile away he saw TS? Keliancf. He headed for her. and rrzs overjoyed to find that the four men in the dory, the man who had jumped ererbcard and the dory itself were all safely on deck. He asked the skipper of the fishing v«^e»l if he needed assistance, and the ?<?ly came back: "No, thank you. We ?re all risrht, and will continue to fish." There was general rejoicing on board 'hen under a clear sky the Cleveland BBMiim h«?r course to New York. She <Ss*;sed yesterday, md the passengers bfgtxru-ed much praise on Captain Demp- The Cleveland had only a few 'Tatchos on her bow and the damage to th» Bcbooner wa? slight. It was paid on Wrd that had it not been for the quick •KTrk rir.d skilful seamanship of the n«v^lar.d"s master there would have t°*n nothing left of the Reliance. Fishermen Worry Liners. Thf pr<=F<?nce of nshermen in the transatlantic lanes ■= a problem that has wsirried th<» transatlantic captains for nsaay years. Ttie captain of one of th' % Htk-t-s running to this port said sev eral weeks ■CO that the British. French «u<3 American governments should take * t<j ps to keep the trawlers away from transatlantic lanes. rW< rail manage all right in fog." he ":f we are looking out for one an " otter. We all know the 'rules of the and on the east bound lane we *r* all travelling in the same direction. Just as the eteamera on the westbound 'rack ar«- following one another at vari wa< distan«-»»?. "*> can s^t into touch usually by •fcdess, and we can come close to few-win* our relative positions, but when fne rom*>s we can do nothing with th« ktu'lerE or the trampe. . Th*y should be kept out of our 'JVks. They are slow moving craft, un s'oie to pet out of th*» way quickly them •c^es. and they .-..•.•" get •« of their way. The American fisher- a *n. the French fishermen of St. Pierre &que!on and the Canadian fishermen i* 1"*1 "* no right to come down on the "■■■-• fish. "There should be some international W* controlling the routes of tramp ««tnis They go over the shortest "■Wes between ports, and don't seem to '»••■«? when or how they run along or ' r os« the transatlantic lanes." Within the last few weeks four col l^*on« at sea in fog have pass reported. Jbe "Whit* Star liner Baltic was rammed 011 the port Fide I.OSO miles east of E*s4j Hook by the tank steamship ' i| * r '''''- The British freighter K;ir<ma r; *s almost sunk on Wednesday off Nan *•*" by the tramp steamship R^gulus, **& the steamship Hesperus was dis "»««.,.. and badly lettered last «•■ by • sch«>oner. ~0 ATLANTIC CITY AND RETURN. *Jf:iai t:^ia ;<ave£ Siss A* iL— Ad\w _ ■» To-dar and to-mormn. rloudr : NEW JAPANESE TREATIES Notices Ending Trade Conven tions Sent to Powers. Tokio, Jul;. 17.— Notices of the termi nation of commercial treat one year hence have been sent to European coun tries, Including Great Britain. STRIKE ON FRENCH LINES Railway Men's Union Decides on General Walkout. Paris. July 17.— A general strike has been decided on by the central commit tee of the National Railroad Men's Union. After a meeting to-night, at which this decision was reached, the strike committee was instructed to rush arrangements and give the signal for a general walkout as soon as possible. It was announced that the railroad com panies have refused to consider further negotiations. The members of the union, who de mand an increase in wages and other improvement in conditions, had already voted, in principle, to strike, pending the result of negotiations with the compa nies. CANNON JHIMSELF AGAIN Speaker So Far Recovered That He Will Continue Campaign. Winfieid. Kan., July 17. — Despite the fact that he was overcome by the heat while delivering an address here :.-ester day, Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to-day as serts that he is feeling as vigorous as ever. and. against the advice of friends. Is determined to begin to-morrow a series of political speeches in the 4th Kansas Congress District. He qualifies his announcement that he will keep his speaking engagements, however, by saying that he- will not at tempt to fill all the dates if he suffers from the heat during his speech at Em poria to-morrow afternoon. In fact, to conserve his strength, he may curtail the Emporia speech to about forty-five minute?. ■"Congrressman Miller, of the 4th Dis trict." Speaker Cannon said, "is sick and unable on that account to wage the campaign in h's district that he desires. He asked me to help him, and I want to do it, for he is an honest Congressman and a square man," Mr. Cannon is scheduled to speak at ETiporia on Moiaday afternoon, at Bur- Mngame or. Monday night, at Herington on Tuesday afternoon and at Marion on Tuesday ni^'ht. These are all the speak ing: r?r ?' lf* C ■—"■**■ he now has in Kansas. I^ast night was cool and Speaker Cannon slept well. A stranger not know-ing the facts of yesterday afternoon would not have suspected to-day that the Speaker had been a victim of the extreme heat. Emporia, Kan.. July 17.— Speaker Cannon arrived here late to-day, and despite the high temperature of the af ternoon he said he had made the five hour trip without any discomfort PITTMAN IN LARGE CELL Better Treatment of American Prisoner at Managua. Managua. Nicaragua. July 17. — Will iam P. Pittman. the American engineer, who was captured by the Madriz forces near Bluefields and brought here, is now confined in a commodious cell. "When Pittman arrived under escort a few days ago he was placed in a dirty cell, less than six feet square. Against ' this treatment Consul Olivares entered a vigorous protest, at the instance of the American gov rnment. and the prisoner was transferred to better quarters. Pittman's new cell is shared by two other prisoners, one of whom is a Jama ican negro. Learning of this the consul requested that the Jamaican be placed In another compartment, and President Madriz issued orders to this effect. Pittma:., however, asked that the Ja maican be allowed to remain, in view of the fact that they had shared other mis fortunes together. It is reported here that President Madnz is soon to name a Cal EIGHT DEAD. THIRTY HURT Brighton Express Hits Train at Richmond, England. Melbourne. England, July 17.— The Brigh ton Express, bound for Melbourne, was in ooiliFion to-day at the Richmond station with a standing train, of which two^ car riages and the guards' van were wrecked. Eipht persons were killed and thirty in jure<i. POLISH REGIMENTS CLASH State Militia Averts Riot Which Threatened to Involve 30.000 Persons. Chicago. July 17.— Two regiments of Polisfi turners, the Polish National Alliance and the Polish Falcons Alliance, lashed to-day at a celebration of the 500 th anni versary of the battle ot Grunewald. Com pany I* of the Illinois National Guard, which took part in the celebration, was needed to separate the men and prevent a crowd of thirty thousand sympathisers of both fac tions participating in a general riot. The Polish Falcons Alliance was organ ized a yeur ago by former members of the KatLonal Alliance, arid there has t>er-n much rivalry between the two factions. To-day, after the"' Nationals hJ«I completed their manoeuvres, they declined to move from th^ jjarade grounds. The Falcons, enuring for their drill, ordered the Nationals back, but tho older organization stood its ground. \ num'wr of head* were smashed In the mix-up and the crowds which lined the wade ground sursed up to the regiments. 'urging on the rioters. A threatened hand to-hand fight was averted by the company of militia scijaratlng the rival regiments. OXEN TO HAEEIMANS RESCUE They Pull Automobile Out of Sand Near Newport. raj, fel'-praph to The Tribune.] Newport, i:- U July IT.— Joseph Harri ma« ' had an unusual automobile experi 1- te yesterday afternoon, and had It rot Ven for the kindness of MMdletown farmers Ik might not have had the US€ * of ■UnunL '"«■ ***** •■ Vanderbilt at Sandy Point Farm took i ;.nwar«! to bP a Ehort cut horne ' Ji^nTout near one of the M.ddl«tow» reaches. **« before long tlie " eav> ; ma ; g| imbedded \r appeal was ma.j^ ;o -n. to ham ["oTutomobile out, b||M| UI .a Ume :11 - ■ NKW-Yohk. MONDAY, JULI LB, t9lO.—tEH PAGES. SEEKS UNITY OF ALL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES No Results Hoped for During Lifetime of the Twenty four Incoroorators. BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE Prelates. Priests and Laymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church Organize a New World Work. The Christian Unit;, Foundation has just be<=-n incorporated by twenty-four men. all members of th^ Protestant Episcopal Church, twelve lay and twelve clerical, with the avowed intention of welding all Christian denominations into one orgranic religious body. The second paragraph of the articles of incorpora tion of the foundation says: "The purpose for which this corpora j tion 1s formed Is to promote Christian 'unity at home and throughout the world. To this end to gather and dis seminate accurate information relative to th*> faith and works of all Christian bodies: to set forth the great danger of our unhappy divisions and the waste of spiritual energy due thereto: to devise and suggest practical methods of co operation, substituting comity for rival ry In the propagation of the common faith: to bring together all who are la boring In the same field, and this in the belief that full knowledge of one an other will emphasize our actual mem bership in the one body of Christ and our common agreement in the essentials ', of faith. "That, finally, by the operation of the j Spint of God. the various Christian j bodies may be knit together in more evi dent unity in the essentials of faith and practice and in one organic lffe. " 'So we. being many, are one body in Christ, and every- one members one of another.' ' The Membership. Bishop Frederick Courtney, rector of St. James's Church, is president of the foundation, and the vice-presidents are Bishop William Croswell Doane. of Al bany; Bishop Boyd Vincent, of South ern Ohio: Bishop C. P. Anderson, of Chicago: Bishop E. S. Lines, of New ark: Bishop David H. Greer, of New York: Robert Fuiron Cutting. Rear-Ad miral Caspar F. Goodrich. Colonel. Charles YHlliam Lamed, U. S. A.. <> orge Wfearton Pepper, of Philadel phia, and John H. Stiness. former Chief Justice of Rhode Island. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Lowndes is secretary and George Gordon Kin? treasurer. Besides these officers. the following are also incorporators and first trustees of the foundation: The Rev. Dr. Reese F. Alsop. Canon George William Douglas, the Rev.' Dr. H. R. Gummey, jr. the Rev. Rockland T. Homans. Canon Robert El lis Jones. John M. Glenn, director of the Sage Foundation: Francis C. Hunting ton, son of the late rector of Grace Church. William Fellowes Morgan, Law son Purdy, Charles G. Saunders, of Bos ton, and William Jay Schieffelin. " "It is a tremendously ambitious pro gramme this little body of men has out lined '• Dr. Lowndes, the secretary, ad mitted yesterday. "Nothing tangible may result from our efforts in the life time of any one of us, but we are going ahead quietly and inconspicuously, fol lowing the lines of least resistance." The foundation is a New York cor poration, and its principal offices are in this city, at No. 143 East 37th street, which is the address of the secretary. The plan of procedure is by conferences of a private and informal nature and by research work. No agitation or edu cational campaign is to be attempted, and no denomination will be asked offi cially to appoint any of its members as members of the foundation. Seeks Points of Agreement. •First of all.- said Dr. Lowndea. "we shall try to find out the points of agree ment between a given denomination and our own. This will be. done through private conferences with members of the denomination who are personal friends of the members of the. founda tion. Undoubtedly, we shall start with those Protestant denominations which most nearly approach in belief and ob servance the Episcopal Church. These friends will be asked to interest their friends and to join the foundation in its movement to eliminate non-essentials of Christian faith and to establish a church in which all Christians may worship. "By following thus the lines of least resistance, and bringing one denomina tion after another into the fold, we hope to grow gradually more powerful in numbers and popularity, until, on the one hand, we have absorbed the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, and at the other extreme the Unitarians. "With the Greek and Roman churches the problem of fusion will not I** one of religion, bat of secular power. But with the Unitarians the question of re ligion will be uppermost. Before the Unitarian Church can enter the union it must officially recognize the divinity of Christ. "There's no hurry, though. We all re alize that little will be accomplished in our lifetime. Of course, the future of the work will depend upon endowments, but personally I do not doubt that we shall get them in ample amount." Already a lay member of the founda tion has offered to bear all the initial expenses to the extent of $10,000. "It is believed," says the prospectus of the foundation, "that the method of research and conference hereby pro posed for approaching this great sub ject will commend itself to earnest mind ed men and women, and that a large endowment will be forthcoming to in lure the continuity and permanence of the work, which must be one of patient growth, requiring years to mature, and being at the outset largely informal and inconspicuous." So far. Dr. Lowndes said, the members of the foundation have not picked out any <;iie denomination as ■ field In which * uiiUttuni u u third uacr. EPISCOPAL BISHOPS AND LAYMEN WHO HAVE STARTED A MOVEMENT FOR BISHOP GREER ii ripyripht. Roekwoofi I WILLIAM J. SCHIEFFELIN ARMED AIRSHIPS PLANNED German Company to Build Diri gibles with Explosives. Graefrath, Rhenish Prussia, July 17. — The Lower Rhine Company, with $500. 000 capital, for the construction of air cruisers especially fitted for dropping explosives, has been formed, under the auspices of Count yon Moltke. Dirigible balloons will be built, about 3.»«) feet long and having a capacity of 14.:?0'i cubic metres of cas and a carrying power of more than five tons. The frame-work of the vessels will consist of wooden stays, covered with rubber and silk. The centra] gondola, which will be armored, will have a perpendicular shaft for shooting- projectiles. DIES AT SON'S FUNERAL Father of Erbsloeh, Aeronaut, Stricken by Apoplexy. Soiingen. Rhenish Prussia, July 17. — The father <?f < »scar Erbsloeh, who was kili^d on July 13, when th» benzine tank of the dirigible balloon Erbsloeh ex ploded, died from apoplexy to-day at his son's funeral. The apoplectic stroke was brought on by shock following the aeronaut's tragic death. SAYS CHURCH HOLDS BRIDE Ex-Priest Summons Bishop and Mother Superior to Court. [By Telegraph to The Tribune 1 Mobile. July 17. — Charging that his bride, is being held a prisoner in a nun's cell at the Convent of the Visitation here, Patrick J. Costello, once a Catholic priest, to-day secured a writ of habeas corpus from the Mobile County Chan cery Court commanding the Riifj- Rev. Edward P. Allen. Bishop of the Diocese of Mobile; Louise F. Loftus. mother su perior of the convent, and the Rev. Father E. J. Hackett to appear in court to-morrow with Mry. Jessie B. Costi Costello affirms that he fell in love with Miss Jessie Becker, daughter of Christopher Becker, one of his parish ioners at Mount Vernon, Ala., where Costello was stationed. Last November they eloped to Kansas City and were married. As a result the young priest was excommunicated. Later Mrs. Cos tello was induced to visit her relatives here. From that time. Costello declares, he has never heard from hia bride. NEW THEATRE MAN MiSSiNG Management Reports Disappear ance of Paymaster to Police. The management of The Xew Theatre reported to the fourth branch of the De tective Bureau last night that Walter J. Bullwinkle, employed for the last three months as paymaster for men working: on summer alterations in the playhouse, had been missing since Fri day evening. It was also reported that no trace could be found of $94202, part of a sum which Hull wink!.' drew from the bank on Friday afternoon, accord ing to Van Ness Harwood. representing the theatre, to pay off the men doing work there. The police have been asked to find the missing paymaster, who, his employers believe, may have met with some accident. According to Edward E. Lyons, build ing manager, who gave the case to the police, Bullwlnkle went to his office after drawing the weekly pay money from the bank. He paid off the clerks and used $170 to do so. When Saturday came, Mr Lyons said, the workmen called for their pay, and then it was dis covered that the paymaster was not in the office. Mr. Lyons looked in the safe and, he says, found no money in It. The men were paid off from other funds and then the building manager and Van Ness Harwood, the press rep resentative, went to the Washington Inn, at 111 th .street and Lenox avenue, where they had heard Bullwinkle lived, but Lyons says the hotel people said that they did not know the man. The two men then went to Sheepshead Bay. where Bullwinkle was said to have a motor boat. They did not find him. but discovered Sidney Bullwinkle, a cousin, who lives at No. 1680 70th street, Brooklyn, and who Is assistant manager of th- Hotel Astor banquet department. He told the men that he had not seen Lis cousin in several da^s. CHRISTIAN UNITY. BISHOP COURTNEY. WILLIAM FSLLOWES -MORGAN COTTON Br FAST TRAINS Being Rushed to New York to Meet July Contracts. DRAINING SOUTHS SUPPLY Shippers Will Make Profits of $4 a Bale at Existing Prices. New Orleans. July 17. — As a result of the scarcity of. spot cotton, which the so called July "squeeze" haa brought about in New York, the South is being drained of practically all available cotton. Coastwise shipments from Savannah, New Orleans. Mobile and Galveston have been heavy for a week or more, and with the jump of July options to lh\~»o iii' the New York future market yester day, the highest price recorded since the Sully campaign in 1003. telegraphic or ders began to pour into Memphis, New Orleans, Houston and other spot j-entres calling for the shipment on special trains of all cotton that could be bought. Local spot houses have made arrange ments for special trains over the Illi nois Central and the New, York Central railroads to carry a part of this cotton to New York, One of these specials, carrying three thousand bales, left New Orleans this morning, and another, also bearing a large shipment, Tent from here to-night. The railroads are under contract to put the cotton in New York within ninety-six hours, and the trains will be operated on fruit express sched ules. The Southern Pacific steamers Coraus and Antilles carried heavy shipments "f cotton to New York last week, and the Comua will carry a large cargo this week.. Houston, Memphis and other im portant markets also report heavy ship ments. With middl ug cotton selling at 15 1-I'"> a pound in New Orleans, 15 cents in Memphis and 15% in Houston, the Southern shippers will make profits av ♦^r.tglng about $4 n. bale. TO CRUSH W. J. BRYAN Democratic Leaders in Nebraska Turn on Former Candidate. ißv TMegrapb to Th« Trltaac] Omaha. July 17. — William Jennings Bryan Is to b<' completely 'rushed by the Nebraska Democracy, according to the word pent out by the leaders to all counties of the state where conventions have not already been held. Not a gingle Bryan man is to l>e placed on delegations. In Che state convention the plan is that Bryan be dropped from -very com mittee and that he receive scant atten tion The fact that probably more than three- fourths of the convention are anti- Bryan men will make it easy tor this programme to be carried out. In political circles the possibility of Bryan supporting the Republican state ticket is being gravely discussed. Bryan has declared that the whiskey interests are about to g;tin control of the Demo cratic party in Nebraska and that he. with his county option plan, is flgnting whisk* Ttv Republican state convention will probably insert a plank advocating county option, \vhil- the Democratic convention will undoubtedly take the opposite position. With Republicans advocating that for which Bryan tought. and Democrat* fighting his plan throughout, politicians are saying that Bryan faces a perplex i;:K situation. FOUND PREHISTORIC REPTILE Bones Imbedded in Rock 225 Feet Be low the Earth's Surface. St. Charles. Mich., July 17.— Workmen in mine No. - of the Robert Gage Mining Company have found what ia supposed to bs the skeleton of a prehistoric reptile, similar to. a water lizard. The bones were found imbedded In the rock 2-5 feet bwlow fhe surface and appear to be those of a laurlua about ten feet iv length. • • PRICE ONE CENT 3ON PURDY. BISHOP DOANE, OF ALBANY ARRESTED FOR LYNCHING Boy Charged with Recent Crime in Newark, Ohio. Zanesville. Ohio. July 17. — Charged hi a warrant with murder in the first de gree for fastening' the rope around the neck of Carl Etherington. the "dry " de tective, lynched at Newark ten days ago. William Wurster. jr.. nineteen years old, employed in a Zanesville poohTMSB, was arreste-l In Main street to-night, and held without bail for Newark officers. The boy said he was in the mob, adding that he had "been drinking." GRATITUDE AFTER YEARS Oil Operator Leaves a Million to Friend of Poorer Days. [By Telegraph to Th» Trtbtine.] McDonald, Perm.. July — Word came fmni Texas to-day that the will of John Ennis, who recently - died at Corpus Christ! there. leaves his entire estate, valued at 51. 000,000. to his wife during her life, and at her death it is to be equally divided between Boyce Rankin and the tatter's wife. Nancy Ferguson Rankin. Ennis twenty years ago was a poor teamster in the oil fields here — a team ster without credit. Rankin, who was a clerk in the feed store, took pity on En nts and extended him credit. Ennis de clared he would make Rankin his heir for this, and some time later he "struck oil on his own account and with a small fortune rushed to the opening Beaumont oil fields In Texas, where he quadrupled his money and retired to Corpus Christi. huildihj? an immense pleasure resort, hotel and bathing pavilion. News of his death and the disposition of his property has just reached Pitts burg.' where Rankin has been managing his business for a year past. MOTOR BOATS IN COLLISION Young Women in Danger of Drowning in Jamaica Bay. ral persona were in danger of drowning in Jamaica Bay last "vening: -when two motor boats, the Sadie and th'- Beatrice, collided off Canarsie Landii boats were running tow ard each other wh'-n, because of mis- Judgment of distance by one > ir " th^ pilots, they came together. Dorothy and : •rh T'inz, whose fath-r. William. F. Pin*, ot No. 347 Rodney street. Will laisfebiirg, owns the Beatrice, wers thrown into the water. They clung to the side of the boat, which was sinking, until William Gross, owner of the Sadie, and a '.'arty of friends managed to .get them aboard his boat. In the meantime word had been sent to the police of Harbor Squad C. stationed in Canarsie. They reached the scene just 33 the Beatrice settled to the water's edge. Mrs. Pinz started to step from the sinking craft to the Sadie when she fell into the water. She was held up by her son until Lieutenant Mc- Keowu and patrolmen from the police launch lifted both to the deck of that vessel. Mr. Pinz got aboard the launch in safety FOUND A "TREASURE ISLAND" Louis Osborne. Son of R. L. Steven son's Stepson, Digs Up Box. San Francisco, July IT. When Louis Os borne. the eight-year-old son of Lloyd Oft* borne. novelist and stepson of the late Rob ert Louis Stevenson, armed himself with his little shovel and went out on a sand hill near his home here to dig yesterday i,.- had visions of rinding treasure. This is not an unusual thine for the lad. for he hat not heard his father's illustrious step father talked about without getting some spirit of adventure of the author of 'Treas ure Island" fixed in his mind. So while Louis dug he hummed •"Sixteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest y.-h.>-Ho, and a Bottle of Rum" The la.i stopped digging because his shovel had encountered an. obstruction. Then he ''- 11 more furiously than ever. In .i few moments he unearthed a metal box. and sure enough It contained treasure. Opening it hastily the boy found 2.600 shares of valuable stock, deeds to city property, other valuable papers and several empty rink? boxes. The papers belong to Augustus Imbrie, a wealthy man whose house la closed an.l who is out of the city. The police think robbers ransacked the Imi.rle residence, and after taking money and jewelry from v.c box, buried it. In City of >>«■ V«rk. 4rr+T CM? and HobokJfl- KLSEWTtERE TOO CEST:*. P. R. R. STRIKE NOW SEEMS - IMPROBABLE Leaders of Employes. Both East and West. Hopeful of Settlement. CONFERENCE THIS MCRNIM Building- of Accommodations for Strike Breakers in Pitts burg Has Been "^~fl Abandoned. Oyster Bay. July 17. — report reached here to-night that Theodore Roosevelt would act as mediator in the Pennsyl vania Railroad wage dispute. It was met with prompt denial. "Colonel Rocss velt has not agreed to act in the Penn sylvania Railroad case, nor has he been asked to assume such a position," said Frank Harper, Colonel Roosevelt's sec- retary. Philadelphia. June 17.— Hope that the conference to-morrow between the mem bers of their committee and General Manager Myers of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company would result in a clearer understanding of their demands by the raiiroad officials, and that the ne cessity for a strike would be averted. wa3 expressed to-day by A. B. Garret -on, president of the Order of Railway Conductors, and W. G. Lee, the head oil the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. While the head of the conductors* or ganization was reticent and refused to add anything to the statements he has already made public regarding the con troversy, .Mr. Lee declared his belief that the ten-hour standard the men as* for could be put Into effect by the com pany without making any sacrifice. Hs» explained that there would have to t« numerous exceptions, as are now the case where there are regular runs of. greater length than the standard. In those cases, he said, the company seems to be under the misconception that the men are asking more money. That hi not the case. AH that they de mand, he said, is that the pay of the»«» particular men be not decreased in the standardization of the road. Many of the delegates from the various local unions left the city last night and conferred with the membership of their organizations to-day, but a. will be present at the conference to-morrow la the office of the general manager which iis called for 1 1 o'clock. While there is a feeling that peace may be arranged at this conference, both sides declare that they will not recede from the positions they have already taken. The labor leaders win continue to hold out tor the ten-hour day and the railroad officials, while willing to grant this, are unwilling to increase the ex penses of their road. The question ■■>:* overtime may be the subject of a com promise proposition.' it is said. Since the last conference, of the lead ers of the men east of Pittsburg with General Manager Myers the men on the lines west of that point have reached a better understanding with .General Man ager Peck, hi Plttsburg. where another conference is to be held to-morrow at^ about the same time the meeting here is in progress. The good feeling in th* West may have its influence on the meeting here. The Pennsylvania. Railroad of^<-mn had no statement to *ive out to-day. The officers of the company appear hopeful that to-morrow's conference may end in an understanding that will avert the threatened strike, but never theless they are continuing their prepa rations to cope with the emergency of a walkout. Elaborate plans for the housing of men to take the place of the strikers are being put into effect, and other em ployes of the company are being- pre pared to take the places of those uho would heed the call in the event of the strike order Issuing. The problem of police protection along all the lines of the company is also being carefully worked out. Pittsburg. July 17.— "We are jus ing on our oars." announced to-night the committee representing the conductora. trainmen and firemen having tn charge the controversy with the Pennsy lines West over wages and workin. ditions. There was not a development that in dicated the slightest anxiety on the part of the men or such representatives of the company as could be reached. E. L. Sheppard. vice-president of the Order of Railway Conductors, and G. H. Sines, vice-president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, returned from Phila delphia during the day, where they had been to confer with officers of their or ganizations having In charge the situa tion on the lines east of Pittaburg. Aside from expressing their satisfaction that negotiations were reopened In that city, neither one would talk, preferrinc to remain quiet until after the con ference to-morrow. . At the Union Station the opinion seem* to prevail that even though a large ma jority of union men voted to uphold the demands, enough men will remain to keep trains moving until new men can be broken in as trainmen. Sentiment about Cireensburg and Youngwood. the main yard* of the Pittsburg division between Pitcairn and Altoona. changed suddenly ti»-niKht. and it is confidently believed a settlement will be reached to-morrow. The car penters building bunks in the round house and other places about the yards were suddenly called off to-night before the work was nearly completed, and from this a hopeful deduction is drawn- B L. DUKE S GIFT TO SEUDB Reported to Have Presented New Busi ness Building in Durham. N. C. Durham. N. C July 17.— Brodle L. Duke, the wealthy tobacco manufacturer, has given to his bride. It is said, a valuable business building now neariog completion in the business centre of the city. For the tlrat time since hia marriage m Camden. N. J . about six weeks ago, Mr. Duke " nil his bride visited their homo town, arriving here to-day. Plans Is con nection with the new building, it ia said, brought them here.