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SEARCHING SANDS AT
ROCKAWAY FOR JEWELS
Bride Loses Purse Containing
Her Most Precious Gems —
Some Are Recovered.
SUMMER BOARDERS HELP
Sue Sinks and Stars Shine, but
at Midnight Still Volunteers
Were Digging Into "Dia
mond Mines."
Thr summer visitors at Far Rocka
vav *\ ere all gathered in one spot last
rich:. in the rear yard of the Rocka
v.av House, on South Division avenue.
'■, ry man, woman and child was
armed with a spade, shovel, pick
axe or fpoon. Ed many carried sieves.
One and all were digging furiously in j
ihe deep sands in the inclosure, and I
this proctss of making holes and j
trenches in the back yard was not in
terrupted for a moment, even when
Bomebody would call out: "I have it:
Oh pska w '- ;ts onJ -' a sn ell, after all."
Earlier in the day a young married
vuman. a guest at the hotel, had en
tered the Far Rockaway police station, j
erical and weeping, and had in- j
s formed the lieutenant at the desk that
her pockexbook, containing ?I,SOO worth
of diamonds and jewelry, had been
stolen from her room. She was posi
tive she had left it in the top drawer of
h«r bureau, ad had only left the house
for ■ few minutes. When she returned
and started to dress for dinner the jew
elry v-as gone, blie did not suspect any
one. but
No Robbery. She Finds.
When the victim of the supposed rob
bery reached the hotel again after her
journey to the police station she was
met by the mother of a little girl -who
lives in the rear of the Rockaway
House. The mother held out a pocket
book. and told Its owner that her daugh
ter had stumbled on it while playing in
The sand in the rear yard. The newly
v.edded young woman was almost over
come with happiness when she saw the
j'"ek<?tbook, and eagerly opened it.
A quick glance served to show her
that one diamond ring and one laval
liere were still missing. instantly the
■whole flock of guests at the hotel as
sembled in the back yard, and the hunt
■"as on. Old women and young women,
the halt and the lame, little children
and stalwart young men, took up the
f-arch.
It ivas the first diambnd mine ever
hard of in Far Rocka*.vay, and Interest
in the deposits of precious stones which
it might contain was of the keenest.
At a time when everybody's hair and
ears w*re full of sand, and people were
c to pant with their exertions,
pom*body found a diamond ring glisten
ing in the sand. The hysterical young
v ..man. whose wedding present it was.
:u^h*-d over and gave the finder a hasty
hug, and then everybody went back to
work.
By Light of Lanterns.
As the shades of night began to fall
around Far Rockaway last night the
searchers after hidden treasure brought
out lanterns and food, and the quest
»jf the t-lusive diamonds was kept up.
ilrads of families returning from trips
Xv th«? city were no sooner landed at the
station on the Long Island Railroad
th;-n Jhe hack drivers asked them in
niiUer-ot-fact tones if they wished to
be driven to the "diamond mines."
By the time the stars were shining it
betzned as though everybody in Far
Sockaway and the neighboring beach
refcrts had hearkened to the call of the
dioziond. People came in tiflley. by
au'.y, by train and on foot, and all other
iv? ma of diversion and amusement were
temporarily abandoned.
The search for Che missing jewelry
was stili on at midnight, and the back
y«:r<i of the Rockaway House looked as
thought it had been visited by an earth
quake. Great mounds of sand and gap
i^jr hollows greeted the sight, and people
v,*r<- down on hands and knees, tickling
tte surface in a vain attempt to coax
forth the • Easing gems.
■ Eosceated that to-day every
.. <. sand ta the yard be sifted
fine sieve, in the hope that
■ •;. sti'J hidden, valued at more.
■• * ■ light be thus found.
SS WORTH $1,350 GONE
Woman Leaves Them in Wash
room of Hotel.
Mrs Margaret EL Little, who lives at
th* Hotel BC George. No. ."1 dark street.
Brooklyn, went to bed earlier than usual
last night, worn out with a vain .search
for hf-r missing rings and with effort
of bemoaning their loss. Two detectives
fcided ber in an all day search, but had
not added anvthingr to her information
«•« the I realm ■!■ of the missing Jew
elry.
According to the management of the
hotel, Mrs. Little went into the public
v.a>;hrooiii of the hotel about S:3O o'clock
«j Saturday night to wash her hands.
fcD't look off bar rings, which she valued
£t $1,350. and laM them beside her on
the ivashftand. 13ut when ah'; went to
li^r room she forgot the rings, and when
tin remembered about them, half an
hour later and went back to look for
th'rm, th<-y were gone.
Little ■ ■ ported the loss to the
kot*-l and the management called in the
*^cc. a private detective agency was
to the searchers yesterday, but
Little went to bed last night with
&c rings stili unfound.
"BASEBALL IN HEAVEN"
'Christian May Love a Ball Game and
Remain a Christian."
I^Waooisett, Mass., Aug. 7.— '■K:i-«-l»:'ii la
P*av«a- was the (subject of ■ eefrobri
to-day by tin; Rev. C Julian Tut
*^-1 - Uittor of the Congregational Church.
, - fa W. in part: "Heaven is but an «?vo
«t«a <.f this world. a Christian may love
' "all ram.-, and. loving it. remain a «.'hris->
Uu - Why. ihrn. is it net -„,!• to pr«»p!i«sy
«v«i-t:<. c saint- of baseball, will ba«
«* ••--<- •- team wtftasl form fa iiciivca'/' 1
_ *^ -» " ll ita'i^'UlwwiiiMP^BrJ^pßßP^^™ >I *JP . ■ . _ .
• To-dajr. nhoirwi.
To-morrow, probably shower*.
ABRUZ2I JUJMOR^ REVIVED
Royal Family Said No Longer to
Oppose Elkins Match.
Paris. Aug. 7— A dispatch to the
"Petite Republique" says that the hos
tility of the roya| family to the mar
riage of the Duke of the Anruzzi and
Miss Katharine Elkins has been with
drawn, and that the official announce
ment of their engagement wili be made
soon.
Miss Klkins and her mother have been
in Europe for several months. They have
been staying at Toblach, Austria, and re
cent reports said that the Duke of the
AbruazJ. who is now director peneral of
the arsenal at Venice, had made many
motor trips from his headquarters to the
Austrian retrt-at of Miss E'kii.s.
RAIDED "PALACE OF SIN"
Special Constable Invaded Nar
rag-ansett's Gambling- Club.
TBy Tel. irraph to The Tribune.]
Xarragransett Pier. R. 1., Aug. 7.— The
"Palace of Sin," a: the Narraeransett
Ciub is locally known, was raided by
Special Constable John Cross on Satur
day nig-ht. Cross had been appointed to
see that the excle laws were enforced
and that gambling- did not take place.
Ho got acquainted with a local attorney
and was introduced into the club, signed
his name, as members are required to
do, and waited until the members came
to take a chance after the dances were
over.
Cross made his presence known at
midnight. Instantly the three roulette
tables stopped. Names and addresses of
the thirty members were taken. Then
Cross had his wagons backed to the
doors for the gambling: outfit. Members
of th»> club hurried out. and, with the aid
of the local police, went back and ar
rested Cross for trespassing and for
making arrests without warrants.
Cross was held under arrest on a war
rant charging him with assault on an
employe of the club, and was taken from
tiie club to Police Headquarters. He
was immediately bailed out, but in the
mean time, he says, evidence of gam
bling which he alleges he was guarding,
except for the articles which he car
ried in his clothing, disappeared.
The thirty men and women whom the
constable found at the club were ordered
by him to appear in court on August 22.
LOST FINE RING IN FIGHT
Valued at $3,000, It Dropped
from Autoist's Hand in Quarrel.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Pittsburg, Aug. Thomas P. Jones,
vice-president of the Pittsburg-Buffalo
Coal Company, lost a ring which be
values at £3,000 during a quarrel with
a huckster, who thought he had as much
right to the boulevard as did the Jones
automobile. Mrs. Margaret Graham, of
Dinwiddie street, has the ring. She
found it, In a basket of potatoes which
she had purchased from the huckster
with her last cent, and she asserts own
ership. ...
When the huckster disputed the own
ership of the boulevard with Jones the
merchant Jumped upon the load of pota
toes and gave the huckster a thrashing.
The ring fell from his finger into the
potatoes. Jones did not notice his~loss
until some time later. Then he reported
the matter to the police, who found the
pedler. He took the police to Mrs. Gra
ham's home, where he had sold pota
toes. She acknowledged having found
the ring in her basket of potatoes, but
declared it was a prize package and she
would not give it up.
Jones refused to make a complaint
against the woman, but will endeavor
to get his ring through negotiations.
BOYS BUNGLE* PLAN TO ROB
Knock Over Chair Entering Room
from Fire Escape— Held.
A desire to enjoy Coney Island, Pal
isade Park or any place where youth
may cast on* the bonds of home life, led
two small boys into the clutches of the
la yesterday afternoon.
Envious of the good fortune of some
playmates who had left town for the
beaches. Percy Dougherty, who lives in
the apartment house at No. 139 West
End avenue, and James Waters, whose
home is in the same . house, hatched a
plan for obtaining the necessary funds.
They made their way to the roof and
stole across the housetops to No. l~>'<i.
Descending a fire escape, they came
alongside the apartment of Charles
Lucas. |
The lads entered the open window
while Lucas slept in a dark corner.
Bang! went one of them over a chair,
and Lucas awoke. He grabbed them
both, and after a scuffle turned them
over to Patrolman Connell. He took
them to the West 6Sth street station and
charged them with Juvenile delinquency.
They were turned over to the Children's
Society.
WHITNEY WARREN'S LONG SWIM
Gave Fine Exhibition of Endurance
Over Twelve-Mile Stretch.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune. ]
Newport. Aug. 7. — Not until to-day did
it become known that Whitney Warren, of
New York and a member of the Newport
social colony, decided to test his strength
a.-, a long distance swimmer. Mr. Warren
is a strong swimmer, though he has never
attempted a swim of any great distance.
A week ago Friday, however, he swam
Horn Hazard's Beach here to the Narra
-:•.!;■ f-tt shore, a distance of almost twelve
mflea He was accompanied by some
friends In a rowboat. and finished the swim
in •••.■•■ lent condition.
LEGS BROKEN IN AUTO CRASH.
Victim of Accident in Ossining Hospi
tal Refuses to Tell His Name.
Lying on a cot in the Ossining Hospital
with both k-gs broken as a result of an au
tomobile accident, a man refused to tell his
name or Us borne address last night. Ac
companied by a woman, the man Ml drtv
las an iiutomobile at a speed of about fifty
„ oca an hour, It was said by those who
saw the accident, when the car left the road
•it the crossing of the Putnam division «>f
the Central road, at Merritt's Corners, and
crashed into a heavy pole.
The cs» was wrecked. The woman es
•aptti wit), a few minor bruises, but the
'/.;,, i.a.i botii teg* broken. The woman
.',.,,; eyeing him taken to the ■■■-.' - (l went
tViiKeV York. •!• - car. •"*** w-j.s taken
- « <r3rag?. bore the new license plate in
,',««' sliv.-e Auguil 1. Tlie accidcut happened
Sunday at booo.
XEW-YORKr MOXDAY, AUGUST 8 1910--TEN PAGES.
MEX WHO PRKVEXTED THE EXPECTED DEMOXSTRATIOX IX SPAIX.
Palace of Miramar, at San Sebastian, where the Queen Mother p.nd the roral children are In residence.
SENOR CANALBJAS, THE SPANISH
PREMIER.
RACE OF 488 MILES IN 1
Six Out of Eight Aeroplanes Sail
from Issy to Troyes.
TWO FAIL ON FIRST LAP
Good Time Made Despite Head
Winds — Latham Not a Starter
— Airsick Passenger Landed.
Paris. Aug. 7.— Eight aeronauts started
at daylight to-day in the 782-kllo
metre (488 miles) 'cross-country rare
from Issy les Moulineaux, and at night
fall six of them had covered the first
stage of the Journey) to Troves, 135 kilo
metres (about eighty-four miles) from
the starting point.
Not since the Grand 1 Prix competition
for automobiles have such crowds gath
ered, or has such enthusiasm been dis
played in a 'sporting contest. Following
each other at five minute intervals, the
areoplanes rose, and, after swinging for
a moment over the city, proceeded at
full speed in the direction of Troyes.
Aubrun was 'first away, and Le Blanc
was the next to get the signal. They
speedily covered the distance to their
destination, which marks the comple
tion of the first lap in the race,, only a
few minutes separating . them. Le
Blanc's time wasrlt33:2o, while Aubrun
made the trip in 1:37:2."i. . ■■"•'••.'
Owing to the haze and the difficulty of
locating landmarks, the pilots steered -by
compass. Mamet lost his way. He cov
ered 250 kilometres, but finally reached
the goal. Lindpainter, the American;
Weymann and the Frenchman. Legug
neux, all arrived in safety at Troyes. but
they were compelled .to . make several
stor.s. They reported head winds. Wey
mann descended for the purpose of pick
ing up a passenger to guide him. but the
passenger complained of nausea, and the
areonaut was forced to land him after
they had gone a few miles.
I-tregi and Busson did not finish. The
latters machine was wrecked when he
dropped into a cornfield.
Aubrun, Le Blanc and Mamet used
monoplanes, while Lindpainttr. Wey
mann and Legagneux made the flight-in
1-iplanes. Several army officers, who
were not allowed to take part officially
in the race, made the •cross-country
flight to Troyes from various stations.
They intend to follow the race to the
end. Just before the start two ama
teurs, who had flown from Estampes.
descended among the spectators, amid
great cheering.
Indisposition prevented Hubert Latham
from .starting. Latham yesterday made
a splendid flight from Chalons-sur-
M ame to Paris, entering the city at an
altitude of 1.850 feet, and twice circling
the Eiffel Tower. <
The circuit which will be covered by
the contestants, starting at Paris, em
braces Troyes Nancy. Bezieres. Charle
ville, Douai and Amiens, and ends at
Paris. Local airship meetings have been
arranged at each stopping place. The
prizes amount to $32,400. in addition to
the $20,000 offered for the big event by
a Paris newspaper. The conditions of
the 'cross-country race provide that the
winner shall be the aeronaut who covers
the circuit in the shortest elapsed time.
LONGEST ENGLISH FLIGHT
Welshman's Notable Trip from
Cardiff to London.
London. Aug. 7. — A young Welshman
named Willows has made a daring night
i ou rn< in a email dirigible airship of
his own construction, driven by .i Brit«
ihh motor. Starting from Cardiff at S
o'clock last evening, he made Crystal
palace is' London his objective point.
He was guided by the lights of the towns
along "" v "' y - bearing -the palace,
however. '>'■ petrol became exhausted,
and he drifted about for .< time, finally
i ii'i'i'K fi:tf> Bear Le«'. ■' southeast*
frn suburb of London, in .Kent, at <>
o'clock 'ii ! ' 10 morning. He covered ICO
milt-*, which' Is a. record for. au airship
AN ANTI-CLKRK'AL DKMONSTRATIO N IX BARCELONA.
ASSASSIN BRAVES dWD
Victim, an Italian, Shot in Street
in Broad Daylight,
PAUL KELLY GANG AFFAIR?
Assailant Rushes Into Passing j
Throngs and Easily Makes „
. ; His Escape. i h : .:■■,.> <
. Angelo Valenti, -a"> young. :Ita.l|ah: who j
said, he lived at No. .227 feast l<*7*h
street, but ■'■".•who'* 1 i 3 not^known '"there. |
was shot * down . as. he - was walking :j
through, lOSth street, between FJrst sand |
Second- avenues., shortly '.befo,rf (> o'clock ':,
last evening. • . . .' :'.'.: v >• ' '■ '
The, sidewalks were, crowded with; men.,
and women at the time,, and there i
seemed no hint of battle in the air.
Even' Valenti apparently feared noth- j
ing, ; for - his bearing was • easy; and he j
seemed to 'be free; from care. •' . ','.'. \
When. he reached a point midway be-.
tween First and Second avenues a man, |
, evidently an Italian, stepped rfrpm the J
hallway of a tenement -house and crossed
over to meet him. . Speaking no word
'anil not betraying his intention by any
outward sign, the man walked Up" to i
Valenti with one hand in the side pocket '
of his coat. .- . . - ■■ -, ■ •
The two men stood face to face. for a
brief space .as though they, were two
friends in.easy conversation? : No anl-.'!
tii-sitv whs shown in their eyes and their \
voices were not raised. Little children J
of- the neighborhood played about their!
Feet and passers-by brushed against" j
them as they stood near the curb. Sud- !
denly the man who had stopped Valenti ;
drew a revolver from his pocket and \
i shoved the barrel of the weapon directly
against Valenti 's forehead. -, . • .- •
The movement was so swift that few i
] people had more than a sight of flashing !
I steel, followed by a report and a puff of \
i smoke. Then they saw Valenti drop to '
hi:, knees and pitch forward on his face,
and almost instantly he was.- prone on ]
the sidewalk. -
Assailant Lost in Crowd.
Before the .people in the' street could
fully comprehend what had happened
Val< uti's assailanj had walked to the
corner of First avenue and van'shrl
among the crowds passing ba< k and
forth. As some who had seen the shoot
ing ran toward First avenue they caught
a glinij.se of a man leaping aboard a
southbound car whom they believed to
be the assassin, and if it was he thai
was the last that was seen of him.
Word had been carried to the East
l<rUh street station that a riot was tak
ing place in iHSth street, and the re
serves, under Acting Captain Hammond,
were soon on th« scene. They found the
body of Valenti surrounded by a group
of awestruck Italians.
Valtnti was still conscious, and when
he was asked who it was that had s-hot
him be shook his head grimly and re
fused to tell what he knew of the affair.
He soon became unconscious and was
hurried .to the Harlem Hospital, whero
Dr. Richardson tiaid his condition whs
serious. He .-aid that the • bullet had
penetrated Valenti's skull and probably
pierced the brain. It was only -because
(it the remarkable vitality of the woiind
ed man that he still lived. .., ) • .
The police .immediately started : a
searching investigation. In the. hope of
trying to run down Valenti'a assailant,
but all their clews, meagre as they were,
seemed to become lost in a maze of
mystery. . . \
An Italian went to , Valenti's beside
last night as the wounded man. lay uti
conscious In the hospital and glanced
at the man. He nodded his head, silent-:
ly. and started to leave .the room when
he was asked who he was. He said be
was Tomasso Valenti, a brother of the
| wounded man. and that he lived at Nu.
,'t;>4 Bast 101 st Street, He.. said he did
; not know who shot . Angelo, and then
he went away. When . the police went
1,, the address given by XOinaMe they
found that he was not known there t and
that nobody In the neighborhood . had
tver seen him. '-'**-.
A BATTLE IN TEHERAN
Nationalist Position Stormed —
Artillery Used in Streets.
Teheran. Persia. Aug. 7.— Hard tight
ing occurred her^ to-day, in which many
perrons were killed or wounded. A gov
ernment proclamation, ordering the Na-
tionallsts to disarm within forty-Hght
hours, was ignored, and it was decided
to adopt severe measures to enforce it.
The German Minister vainly interceded
with the nationalists, who took up a
position In the northern part of the city
under the leadership of Satar Khan, the
Constitutionalist, and Baktr Khan.
Troops were ordered out by the gov
ernment airthorities and th*>y marched
with rapfd fire guns t«> begin the attack.
Brisk fighting continued- throughout the
afternoon, vrnd the position of the in
surgents was captured by assault at 9
o'clock at night. Satar Khan was
woundi d. and Bakir Khan and many of
the others were made prisoners. The
number killed and wounded has not yet
been estimated.
AUTO IN CRASH RACES ON
Farmer, Thrown Into Wire
Fence, Is Choked to Death.
i Ry TelopTaph to Thr Tribune. ]
Lakewood. X. J.. Aug. 7. — An auto-
mobile going at high speed on River
avenue last night ran into a carriage
driven by John Hecknuin, overturning
the vehicle and pitching Beckman- into
a Avire fence, in which he slowly choked
to death. Those in the automobile never
stopped to see -what damage had been
done, hut went right on, racing through
Toms River. No one saw the accident,
but a farmer living near the place heard
the machine and thought he heard a
cry. but did not investigate. A few min
utes later the car passed through Toms
River, and from there it cannot be
traced.
Bookman's body was not found until
this morning. His wife and children, of
whom there are eleven, did not know of
his death, although he was killed rj^t a
short distance from his farm.
While most of the tamtly were at
church this Booming the wife received a
telephone message asking what under
taker she wished to take charge of the
body. The horse was not injure.], and
stood by his master's body all night.
The fence was made ( >f barbed wire, and
Beckman was thrown on to it in such ;<
way that he could not extricate him
stlf.
BOYS SETTLED A BET
As a Result a Man Was Arrested
for Attempted Suicide.
".'Souse, please, Mr. P'liesmdri. me
and Tony have a bet, and; we got to ask
you who has right." said little Paul Balt
zuk yesterday afternoon, ps he and an
other serious-eyed shaver approached
Patrolman Wallace. ; of the East SSth
street 'station, In 81st -street, between
Second and Third av.-iiues. . , . \
"Well. kid. what's , the bet?" inquired
WaU.-x6c: gen "l - lutturedly. •
"if. s'pose, now. a man makes himself
stabs in the heart of! a knife, and h**
ain't dead, can he be made arrested?*'
Tony submitted.
•■Why. sure. sure." answered tht
policeman.
• -The other little ahftvei spoke up then:
" 'Scure. • Mr. • P'liesman, theii why ain't
a man arrested what made himself stabs
off a penkniff in the}. heart to-day.".
■ 'This, was' the first that the police knew
a bout Joseph Tomesl's .ha If- hearted at
tempt on his life about 11 o'clock yester
day morning. . - '
Wallace investigated, and found that
Joseph Tomes!.' of 1 No. til East 78th
street, hiid inflicted several slight
wound-: on his chest with a penknife,
the contributing cause being the tickle
ness of :i maid. He was attended by a
physician, and -then locked up to await
examination. "•
• GERMAN FLIGHTS | POSTPONED.
Johanniathal,; Onnar.;.\ ',- Auk , T.— The
opening of aviation we-k, which, was to
bave started here to-day, has beep post
poned ; until ' Monday ; owing to stormy
ueuther. ! x
, T»T*T/~1T7» rwTTTi ii r ~<VT > V r r In City of N>w Y«rk. .lrrs«-v City and Hoboke*.
IT . . PRICL ()^.Ej ih> *• IXSKWIIEKE TWO cy,?iT9. .
GENERAL. WEYLER.
In command of the troops in the disturbed
districts.
NOT IN WARD WILL Fill
Member of Sculptor's Family
Speaks of Coming Contest.
SAY ESTATE IS NOT LARGE
Widow Opposed by Artist's Sis
ter, Niece and Nephews —
Brother Keeps Out.
The preparations to contest the will
of J. Q. A. Ward, the dean of American
sculptors, when it Is offered for pro
bate to-morrow, have brought ou; sev
eral denials by a member of the Ward
family.
ft was declared, for one thing, that,
contrary to statements that have been
published., neither Edgar M. Ward.
brother of the dead sculptor; his wife.
Mrs. E. M. • Ward, nor their son ap
proved or would have anything to do
with contesting the will. The contest
ants were said to ' be the children of
William Ward, deceased, a brother of
the sculptor; Miss Eleanor -Ward, the
dead man's sister, and Mrs. George
Weaver, of. Newburg. N. V.. a niece.
Some years ago. when J. Q. A. Ward
realized that his sister. Eleanor, was
reaching a mature age. according to
the. story told yesterday, he gave her a
handsome estate in T'rbana. Ohio, the
income from which was ample for her
needs. .:.In. addition to this 1 he gave her
an annuity, which would supply any
further want. In Miss Eleanor Ward's
household-- was a Mrs. Anna Gleffner,
who had been her constant attendant
since childhood.
Mrs. Gleffner Got $20,000.
It was added that the sculptor gave
Mrs. Gk'ffner $2M,o<>»> under the proviso
that she remain with Eleanor until the
latter's death,, and it was said that she
accepted the offer and s?il! was part of
the Ward household at Urbana. together
with a friend, a Miss Burrows, whom
she Invited subsequently to live with
her.
The action of the sculptor in leaving
to his wife his entire estate, which waa
said to be not large, it was argued,
ended a hope of Mis.< Eleanor inherit
ing a large fortune, and so the idea ut
contesting the will was alleged to have
arisen and the rest of the Ward fam
ily was interested In it. with the excep
tion of Mr. and Mrs. Kdgar M. Ward
and their son.
The grounds of protest are expected to
I>p "undue influence."
"Such grounds will be hardly tenable/
it was asserted. First, the couple were
voted to each other, and a bequest by
the husband of his estate to his wife
was naturally to be expected. Second,
although Mr. J. Q. A. Ward was in his
eightieth year, his mind was as active as
when he was forty. He was possessed
of all his faculties, and to say that he
was imposed upon by his wife would be
absurd.'.'
First Husband's Benuests.
It came out also in the interview that
Mim J. Q. A. Ward inherits $23,00© from
her first husband. When the ShcridaUl
statue, designed by Mr. Ward. Vame to
naughf this legacy vanished with oth<-r
funds that had been eaten tip by the
preparations for this work.
The property owned by the coopfe <«..-.
sisted of an estate ha Kingston. X. \\,
which becasoe the property of Mrs.
Ward at the tin. of her marriage; kmbs
houses mi 4!ith street, the rent fr in
Which hardly paid Urn taxe*. and MMH
waste land in Long Island thut wan «ald
to be almost worthless.
These last two parcels the only ones
over, Which, it was said, a legal tight can
be waged— were left to Mrs. J. Q. A.
Ward by her husband.
the. contestants evidently think dif
ferently as to th« amount and value of
the property left by the sculptor, and
are directed in the fight by well known
lawyers.
PRIEST'S LACE ROBE AFIRE
Though Severely Burned Goes to
Altar with Chalice.
While Father I.outrh'iti. of St. John's
Catholic Church; White Plains, was ad
ministering Communion yesterday morn
ing at the l» o'clock mass, his lace robe
took tire from a taper. It smouldered
and burned through the cassock sleeve
and burned him severely.
When the lace took fire an altar boy
stepped forward to tear tho burning
garment oft. but the priest warred him
aside, and then calmly walked to the
centre of the altar, placed the chalice
in place, then left the altar and tori
oft the burning garment.
Father K. J. Keefe finished adminis
tering the Communion, and thon Father
Lotighiin. newly robed, finished the
mass. The congregation was stirred
greatly and many women were almost
overcome, but ""there was no panic.
SPAM GOVERNMENT
OVERAWES CATHOLICS
A Strong Show of Force Keeps
the p eace at San
Sebastian.
THE STREETS PATROLLED
Groups Dispersed — Carlist Ris
ing Believed to Have Been
Prepared — and
Vatican Hopeful. *
San Sebastian. Aug. 7.— The govern-;
merit's rigorous measures and the formal
renunciation by the Catholic Junta of
the threatened demonstration in I "'*
city insured comparative tranquillity to-:
day. and a largely attended bullfight
was th. chief, incident of the day. From,
daylight the streets am patrolled by.
cavalry, infantry and gendarmes, whil*?
bea«7 bodies of troops were held in ■
readiness at the barracks at Miramar
Palace, when the Queen Mother and Use
royal children are staying.
The. most serious incident occurred
last evening, when Catholics assembled,
shouting "De-.th to Spain! Long live the
Pope!" Thousands of indignant persons
rushed toward the groups, and only th •
personal intervention of the"Governor. at
j the bead of a platoon of police, prevented
an attack. Nearly one hundred and fifty
arrests were made
Many aniuMns scenes were witnessed.
Priests, leading trudging bands of peas
ants, took to th"lr heels when they fouml
the city in the possession of th* military.
The peasants, all their courage gone,
were disarmed and ea3ily persuaded to
return to their horr.es. In some cases
the soldiers were compelled to supply
food to poor persons who had come into
the city to rail at the government.
The local authorities are convinced
that the Catholic demonstration masked
a Cafllst plot. Catholics are extremely
indignant at the snvernment's repres
sive measures. Senor Urguijo. the chief
organizer of the movement, said to-day
that the purpose of the demonstration
was peaceful. There were to be aa
speeches* and those taking part were *■
be unarmed] But. he added, when th*
government treated the matter as if it
wore civil war. he had called off the
demonstration In order to prevent blood
shed. Be !<aM that it was the intention
of the Catholics later to take part in
peaceful manifestations at Pamplona, in
the province of Navarre. and at Vitoria.
in Alava. to prove; that the anti-clerical
policy of the sorernaaeßi was opposed
by the entire Spanish people. "Even the*;
Queen Mother is bitterly hostile to it/V
he add) d. .
The authorities . say that the monks
have taken an active part in fomenting
thi> agitation, and it is charged that they
have distributed arms among the p<?o
ple.
Some apprehension arose that the bull
fight would cause trouble, as there were
many thousands of Catholic visitors in
the city, and a large number of them
went to the arena, but it passed off
without untoward incident. A thunder
storm which came up toward the end of
the fight drove the spectators homeward
and cleared the streets '.ike magic.
Thousands were drawn to the city
through curiosity and for the purpose of
attending the fight, rather than through
any intention of taking part in demon
strations. There were a few street
brawls and seditious cries, and the ar
rests which sometimes followed were
among the most exciting incidents. Ex
cellent order prevailed this evening.
Official advices indicate that all is quiet
in the Basque provinces. All except a
few of those arrested will be sal free to
morrow.
Madrid. Au?. 7.-Premier Canalejas
announces his intention to expose before
parliament the piracy against tho
government in the North of Spai:». The
general impression here is that th* gov
ernment has won a signal victory in pre
venting a demonstration at San Sebas
tian, which seemed certain to causa
bloodshed.
The Liberal and Republican news
papers urge th* Premier to follow up hi*
advantage vigorously. The "Universe"
a Catholic organ, says that the course of
the governmeni betrays fear.
Dispatches from C uta say that a
priest scandalized his congregation by
pronouncing an anathema against the
government. Generals Muranda • and
Zuviu and other officers walking out Of
the building.
According to the "Liberal" the gov
ernment has learned that the Vatican is
awaiting the result at San Sebastian be
fore deciding to recall Monsignor Vico.
the Papal Nuncio at Madrid.
The -Corfe3pbnde*ncia" asserts that
Kin-: George wrote to the British Am
bassador at Madrid, approving th©
Spanish government's attitude on tha
religious question, and that he per
sonally expressed the same view to
King Alfonso.
BUbwA Aug. 7. -The miners v»ted to
day to continue on strike until their de
mands were met.
Barcelona. Aug. 7.— A Catholic dem
onstration at Sabadell. in Catalonia,
was broken up to-day by anti-Clericals.
Gendarmes intervened and stopped the
disorder. One person was wounded.
Cowes. Isle of Wight. Aug. 7.— Kins
Alfonso appeared reassured by the
cheerful news to-day from San Sebas
tian. It is understood that the Pope has
written him an important autograph let
ter on the subject of the Clerical con
flict.
The King made his customary round
of social calls to-day. His plans are
unchanged, and he will go with Queen,
Victoria to Eaton Hall on Wednesday
as the guest of the Puke of "West
minster. remaining there until Friday.
Koine. Aug. 7.— The- feeling at the Vat
ican to-day is optimistic. Hope is en
tertained that an understanding with
the Spanish government will soon b«s
reached. It is pointed out by the Vati
can that Premier Cunalejas must be
grateful m the Papacy for restraining
its followers from disorders which
might have led to civil war.
Cardinal Merry del Val, the P»«#*

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