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g VALUATIONS RAISED 10 DEW PURCHASERS Customs Men Allege Government Seal on Invoice Is Used as Guarantee of Worth. ADVANCE COST MAMIFOLD Objects Also Shipped Piecemeal as Damaged, a Device for Entering: Rich Works at Low Valuations. Startling revelations of the practices fafcgfgn in b? some art and antique dfaler? in ccnr.ectjon with their importa tion haVe been brought to light as a re fjit of the investigation of the customs suthoritips into the charges ajrainst Du vprn Brothers <jf undervaluing poods brought to this country for themselves and rich art patrons. It was stated vestertiay that pome dealers have en tjrrly reversed their tactics in placing nJues npoa their poods for entries. instead cf placing a lower value than tfcry have actually p^-id for the goods that are exempt from duty, some dealers ar? said to pKce a much exaggerated fipuT-p on their consular invoices and fr.'r.es. Thus, object? worth $1,000 <»r £J.OT«M at the outside are entered as ■north 525.000. $30,000 an d in, some cases pren a= much as SJV~u*"*i. Thf invoice is handed in to the ap praisers, where it is stamped with the pivernmeßt seal, although There is no c-ty to .v. The government seal is '.T.FTi «?xh!Hte<2 t«t prospective purchasers at a c-jnrantee of the value of the goods, and customers are thus charged from BSmsi to twenty-flee times as much as the po'-ds ■would ring if brought in •jrder r.onr.al conditions. Purchasers Protest: Then Pay. When questioned on this subject yes- TTtlay Ge^se W. yajsaaker Appraiser r* th* 1 Prm. Faid that It was c^ccedinglr difflcolt for the • - in his depart •mrrt to fix a value "n artistic object?. "TT« can ertii-nat** th«* value of the p r> o<ls brought in — whether furniture. jewels or other objects of art — at th^lr intrinsic value. We have not always m*>a.r.s at o'~r <ii. c posal to determine the (-*-n timer tal value, however." he said. "tVhn*» «f are r.ot Hr>uri<l by the sworn crlaratioa of thr> importer as to th*» enst. tre must 1n .^uch cases be guided tb»TPl>y to pnTrj*" extent. "It has happened on many occasions — 7 ~:rhr say on most of th" importations <^f objects of «ir»:stic value by private purchasers ir. Europe — that I have de i !ar**d ohj^rti? i>n;«r»d as mor*> than one h'jn(ir»»d years c.\d subj^^t to duty, though ih»* law exempts art objects of that agf». In pu^h cases the in-iporters have com* <ir,r.n to th« A.ipra^pr's Stores indig- Tsnfly p'-nt".«tinfr against the imposition «< th«« dxtty. "vVheij they have seen th" BTtldes. ho•w■e^"er. they have in alrrost "\-r\- instance admitted th»* eonectuetm of :h" findirc of the examiners. They •i^oiar* that they have se^n in th*» deal ers' stores in E^rr>p<» genuine antiques. *ut the arti<"i»» shipped to them is *»ntire- Ij Clfferrot from that purchased. 'Of c^uT^e. in all cas^s. whether of cndei valuation or overvaluation, th* im r°T-t<^n« who irnrar to the entry price ar? iia^'.t* to prosecution, but the task of th^ sF£rsi«=*>r!= is mad^ difflcult by the lack of tnowiedg*! of the sentimental con.=i<l eratkms. Trhi^h add to or detract from *.h*> valije set upon the objects, whether picture* or antiques, by the shippers."" S-igs Said To B- Undervalued. InfoimaHon ha? reached the customs authorities that among the goods held -p 3-t present consigned to Duveon Ernther? are teu -jch which are said to 1* "TiTered at from $1 ,<"*«> to but xrhlch In reality are valued by the dealers at from $10,000 to $13,001) £.pierp. Before tht-so goods are released inquiries will b» made to find out if posslhi^ at the point of shipment what lif value nf th*> rues really was. as it is clearly much larger than such good-s *iu3d brir.g without particular associa tions Another piece of information cominuni czied to them, the authorities say, was Oat among the private ccrre^por.dence •if cue cf th«» Duveen firm would be Tound copies ol letters sent to the rep res?Btatives of the firm abroad, giving £"Ta::e<i instruction concerning the ex text to waich goods should be under nhted for «=ntry at the T>fjrt. The au t-.or.T:^j= have not ret announced •tatter this information was verified by the documents seized zX the time the rr*n:s^s at No. 3<»2 FL'th avenue were ■ In] ■esa mmm wla .'. and are - Objtcts Shipped Piecemeal. According to information now in f" s * "e«ion of ihi- authorities, one of the de •'i«a used to bring in art objects at 'iLi.-rione ridiculously inferior to th«-ir Wa] i-aJae a-as to take the objects apart aa<l put thrm t«Jgether after they had b*eai r^trived at this port. Thus, it is stated, furniture which as it stood in **>iii*- f t!;e notf-d castles of old Europe v.^s worth fabulous sums would be 'hangAd i n appearance by the removal '* th" heavy bras* bands v.hi<h formed * T"2rt of it. The chair or other object would then » shipped an damaged furniture at a !<-— va!uati<jn. while the brass atta-h- Jr^nts would be put in another ship ""•nt and sent over as separate pieces «nd eateri d at the valuation of ordinary bras*. The dealers would then put the l| r^E.« back in its place, and a chair ■whi.h was entered for duty at $10 or Jkl -». with brasses which were appraised at Joss than $.">. would assume a value taeaty t«. thirty times as great as that « they were entered for duty. With vases of the Louis XV period, *tich ar«» studded with gold flowers, Lostinaed «a kecoud *«£•• *■•*■--. jt .. . V-*~ "^ " -' w* * l *** '** ~* rf^^*^- ** 7 " *^^V"j *-^^^ "* ••* - *» ""• i V To-day and to-morrmv. fair: wr*t wind a. BABY SHOT THROUGH HEART Patrolman's Boys Play with Gun, Which Goes Off in Scuffle. ! f B >" T*>!*Krt!Fii to Th* Tribune. 1 ' Trenton. X. .]. Oct. 10.— Attracted by ; the aright Rlitter of their father's re ; volver, two little sons of Patrolman j Peter McLaughlin took the weapon from jUs hiding place in a bureau drawer ; in his absence yesterday, and their child ish strusrg ■ for its possession ied In the death of Willie McLauphlin. three years old. Mcl^auphlin and his wife had grone to early church at .-■ Mary's Cathedral, leavine John, their thirteen year-old son. at home in eharpe of his Bleeping brother Willie. When Willie awakened. John dressed him, and the two went downstairs to play. John got the big revolver his lather carries when on duty and showed it to Willie, who at once cried for it and tried to get held of ii. In the tussle be tween the children one little Anger touched the trisjpar. there was a loud re port, and Willie fell with a bullet through his heart. Nt-ierhbors were attract to th^ house by th*- noise, and medical aid was sum moned, but too late. McLaughlin. is one of the old«-«=t members of the Trenton po lice force. It had been his custom to empty the chambers of his revolver when he takes it from his holster when off duty. hut in some way one cartridge was left in the chambers last night. TO HOLD DOLLIVER'S SEAT lowa's Governor. It Is Said. Hesitates to Make Appointment. - TOU *j natn:in I 1I 1 I■■ ia Elepul »ns. Governor Carrol! is a candidate for re-election. If he undertakes to ap point a man to the Senate before the legislature, which will meet in Jan uary, shall fill the two-year unexpired term he will have to choose a .• publi can allied with one of the factions, and his friends believe that it would be fatal to his own ambition to l><» re-elected Governor. Moreover, lie has a Sena torial ambition, and if he were to make an appointment his appointee would have to receive his moral support before the Legislature. If the Governor should announce his decision to postpone the appointment, until after election his friends believe he would *>«* under suspicion by both factions, which might react upon him at the polls, and they argue that the only political course for the Governor is to make an announcement That he will not appoint to nil the Dolliver va cancy, either before or after the ci^c- tlon. This would throw the whole ques tion of succession into the legislative district campaign:?. AGAINST BLASPHEMY Thirty Thousand Men March in Protest at Pittsburgh. Pittshurg. Oct. ]«i.— Under the banners of the Holy Name Society and to the musi«' of a thousand male voices with' out a band, thirty thousand men marched over a long route through the city's all eel this afternoon as a dem onstration of the society's campaign against blasphemy. Bishop R^-gis Canevin and other prom inent members of the Roman Catholic clergy reviewed the parade from a stand near St. Paul's Cathedral. The march ers came from every section of Western Pennsylvania. ... • . ■ ... LAD ADRIFT ON THE SOUND Unmindful of Danger. Was Sing ing- Blithely When Found. [3y T.lfßnr'i to Thi Tribunal Stamford. Conn.. Oct. 1..— Drifting out on Long Island Sound to-night in a -mall skiff, with no oar or paddle to guide the boat. Edgar Stewart, the twelve^year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stewart, of East Main street. was picked up by a couple of men who were returning in a Email boat from a fishing trip. Meantime searching parties were seek ing the boy on the water and along the shore front, and when he landed one of the searching parties took him in an automobile to his mothor, ar.d there was a joyful reunion. While playing in the boat late this afternoon young Stewart set it ailrift. A companion informed his mother. An hour later she enlisted the aid of the Police Department, and an alarm was sent out. Mr. and Mrs. James G. Phelps Stokes, whose home is on Carltas Island, went out in a boat to seek the bos ■ and several parties also put out from the jj 3m or School, at Shippaa Point. Meantime the lad was enjoying the ex perience. unmindful of the danger that lav i; a night on the Sound in the frail, leaky craft. He w-as singing blithely when the fishermen found him. HE FEARS NOT RACE SUICIDE Clergyman in Pittsbnrg Baptized Twelve Babies Yesterday. IBy T«"!*s*«i>h to Th *" Tribune.] I'tf^burg. Oct. 16.-Homewooil newlyweds Vive kept * he Hey - Dr ' *'i'■■ >' ■:■!. pas ' * , |f the Homewood Avenue Presbyterian . n so bufv baptizing their offspring i .he Wt few months that he has been dubbed •VitT.^n;'* bap*"?* par™.- A dozen "rays of funshine" were bap ' . UlAii , These twelve reined the r«>e tiz;d 'C snyder to thlrty-flve ite* July three fear* ** h« baptized US bable, '" -T^Tno way of i*~& that there „ .aiicide in the Homewood dln 1S a ":' SSiSiS Person. -It seems thai trict. «« to^J Hl I coup ies nock to thU the young «wrrt ( t there ure more district. ,n •its "■ - — — - the city." -- — ■ .. , .-1.-. • NEW-Y4 >XX. MONDAY, < )( TOHKH 1 " 1«HO. — 1 ■'< H fRTEEN PAGES. PROBABLE COURSE BEING FOLLOWED BY THE AMERICA ACROSS THK ATLANTIC. approximate position of ih* Amcri a tesi sight. J. MURRAY SIMON The navijjator. ai mcrica. SIXHOURSFROWIPARIS io loss By 1 Record Time by the rrench Dirigible Clement-Bayard Across Ci<: SEVEN PERSONS ABOARD Trip Hade Without Stop Britain May Buy Craft — The World Watching 1 Flight. ißy <"aJi)<» to The Trii'Ur.* 1 - i London, Oct. IT.— While an American oi'.izen is attracting the attention of the whole world by his adventurous attempt to make an air passage across th-'At lantic a Frenchman has successfully accomplished the task of steering a dirigible balloon from Paris to London. Mr. Wellman's voyage is admittedly the most daring ;»eriul enterprise since Xidree's disastrous expedition in search of the North Pole, but M. Clement's trip to England to-day is ut the same time hailed as an historical achievement \ dirigible airship yesterday for the first time crossed the English ChanneL Not only did it do this, but it covered the distance of 246 miles between Paris and London in six hours, thus beating the train by one hour. The fastest motor car was unable to keep pace with the Clement-Bayard dirigibl- when sailing over British soil. The airship is now safely stowed away in ■•■ hug,- garage, erected at a cost of £5.000. . War office experiments are to be made with the dirigible during the next few week,, according to the present ar rangement,. The lira* of these will take Place on Wednesday or Thursday. It the trials prove successful. • the vessel may be purchased for the British nation and kept in England. [By the Associated ITe". 1 London. Oct. 16.-Another charter was added to the history of aviation to-day when the French dirigible balloon Clem ent-Bayard made the voyage from Com piegrie to London in the remarkable time of six hours, a journey requiring seven hours by the fastest express trains and boats. Complegne is forty-five miles northeast of Paris and about one hun dred and ninety-five miles by air route to London. This is ii- the first occasion on which ■ dirigible balloon has crossed the Eng lish ChanneL The overwater trip occu pied forty-five minutes. The Clement- Bayard, with seven per sons on board, left Completme at 7:15 o'clock this morning and reached Lon don without a stop at about 1:15 o'clock In the afternoon- The atmospheric con ditions were perfect and the big uir*hip travelled with ■ slipht breeze behind. The .behavior of the dirigible was splen did, and the 440-horaepower engine! worked to perfection. The passengers experienced no discomfort, and were troubled only by the haze and mist in crossing the Channel. It was a most uneventful voyage, with nothing to interrupt the smooth swing ing motion of th.- balloon, which each hour averaged close to thirty-three mttea. An altitude varying from three hundred to seven hundred feet was maintained. and all along the flight over the land the aeronauts were cheered by thousands of spectators who had gathered at various points. The railwmy from Folkeatone waa fol and the detnent-Bayard new right through the b«art at 1 lon, • ir- iiritr 81 Paul's beautlfullj oa tin Cuoliaup- *>v tliird aagS. f WALTER WELLMAN DIRECTING WORK ON THE PROPELLERS OF THE AMERICA. I I TAKBK BEFORE THE STABT DO M SWEETHEART Young Man Tried to Rescue Girl Knocked Overboard. EMPTY SAILBOAT FOUND Victims of Tragedy, Both of Prominent Families, Were Said To Be Engaged. Oct. 16.— With ■ mouth • c this n >rning the trag edy in wl "v \\ J-'-^>J -'-^>- I U iss^ ai d Mia : Caroline Baton lost tlvir liv< s. The ; • wh< i !i i int" the water to save hi* • M Eal m fter . . • . . one of the Denni3, who was twenty-six j ear 3 old, was a son of the kite state Senator Samuel K. Dennis, of Worcester, and a cousin of Judge J- Upshur Dennis, of Baltimore! Miss Eaton was twenty three >'«ara of age and a daughter of the Rev. Dr. C. L>. ton, president of Beloit College, Wisconsin. She was visiting .Miss Mary Dennis at Beverly, tho historic Dennis homestead on the Pocomoke River, She was a girl of un usual beauty. Young Dennis came here a few days ago to spend .1 short time with his rela tives. The young couple appeared great ly attached to ea.cn other and it is un derstood that they were engaged. Yes terday afternoon they went out for a t-:ai!. It is believed that the boat had got under way and that in tacking across the stream the jib swung around and knocked the ynunp woman out of the boat. Mr. I tennis : • ■ have jumped <• n order to rescue M..-S Eaton. H'- was a good swimmer and ;i general all round athlete but th< was b«-ynn«l his power. Mr. tennis was a brother of Samuel K. Dennis, secretary to United States Senator John alter Smith, and Alfred P. Dennis, a former Instructor in Prince ton University. A sister of Mr. Dennis is Mrs. Joseph Wlckes, wife of the Com missioner of Street Cleaning of Balti more. His mother, a Miss Crisfleld, is sister to Judge Henry Page. Mr. Dennis was graduated from the Thomas Institute an an electrical en gineer four years ago. and held a re sponsible position in Foxboro. Mass. The bodies have not yet been recov en d. DEPUTY SHERIFFS GUILTY Eighteen Men Convicted of Man slaughter for Killing a Miner. Greensburg, Perm., Oct. HJ.— After more than thirty hours' deliberation, a Jury early to-day returned ■ verdict finding eighteen deputy sheriffs guilty of voluntary manslaughter They are accused of killing Paul Reno ■ miner. in ■ strike riot last May. The case is the first conviction result ing from many similar trials in connec tion with mine troubles in the region Only two of the deputy sheriffs found guilty were able to furnish halL The others were Bent to Jail pending sen tence and efforts to obtain .1 new trial. GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD. This I* th«" season to visit tlip historic Battlefield. Through train via New Jer»ty «■..„. rM |. '•■;. New V«rU. IVeni "Jni Street 8:50 ... Liberty Street, 9:00 A. M. - "FANS" STAND ALL NIGHT Crowd Waiting to See To-day's Championship Baseball Game. Philadelphia, Oct. 16. — The intense In ■•■..-■ manifested in the world's cham pionship series between the Philadelphia American Lejijnie and the Chicago Na tional League clubs was illustrated as early as 8 o'clock to-night, when a long line of baseball "fans" began to gather at Shibe Park, where the game? are to be played. Tin- l:n> ' nee to the I extended for blocks in sev eral '. - A squad of policemen aid-be ticket purchasers and drove them from the pavement. The crowd then made 1 rush for a p;irk 1 • ball park, and at midnight there u-.-r- probably one ■..- in this small breathing - Wh ■ X there * is to-night lbs the favorites at of $100 to 180 The weather is clear and balmy, and then mdicutii . to-morrow will be an Idea] K ;i A POST FOR KITCHENER Marshal Becomes Member of Britain" s Defence Board. London. 1 ■"■;. U».- " . Kitchener ■ ■ni<* a member of the Com on In "his removes a toag • _rirati' >n on account or' the : nt of G< of his country ami ■• - • Meditei ranean command. CAPTURED BY POLICE DOG Two Glen Ridge. N. J., Fugitives Are Quickly Overhauled. Montclalr. X. J.. Oct IC — Max • . ■ • recently Import* •, ■ - ;:. -■■ Borough, de monstrated th • % his worth by iring 'wo fugitives from th< ficers of the i rlen Ridge I c heard s party of Bv< raps out-doors at Indian Hill ai B n raid. Chief men Hoggins and out with the dog. T: • saw the officers coming and made .1 dash to pet away. The leash was slipped from Mas and In two minntes he had rea< he I one of the run ■ muzzled, hut >■■ for tin throat Hoggins ran up. . the prisoner and sent .Max <>n. En s Jiff;, the dog caught up wltli otner Seeing man. Max darted b< the runawivs legi and down went the Quarrj UK-- a football player who been successful!? tackled. The dog's muzzle slipped off. Then with InM ■ Instinct be seised one of tne ni iii's legs in his teeth. He hi Id on until Chief Higgins came up The orh^r three alleged crap plajrers had hv 'his t 1 too great an advantage for t] c tof to be seal itlePl ALVEY A. ADEE INJURED Acting Secretary of State, in Dodging Dog, Is Thrown from Bicycle. Washington, Oct. lt>. — \:.-\ a Adee. Acting Secretary of State, who has ridden thousands of mUss over much of this coun try an«l Europe on a bicycle without mis hap, was injured while riding to-day when be attempted tr» avoid running over a yel low street dog. He was thrown to the pavement and sustained cut." about his face ad head, and his buck was strained. Mr. Adee was antated to bis feet and removed to a nearby r»-siden*«\ where his wound* wrere dressed. Nune of his injuries U scriou& -*_ |>J>l( 1" MVP rrVT In Ctty «f >'^w York. 4*r~r Clfyaad nobofc-» "IT I i\lV.l^ V^»>lj L rj»> I Et^KWrEBK TWO fENTt. BOMBS USED IN PARIS Attempt to Blow Up Home of the Editor of the "Patris." M. BRfAND'S STRONG HAND Refusal to Permit Meeting of Workmen — Six Infernal Ma chines Prepared. Pnris. Oct. 17. — There was a terrific f-*r>io«:ion of a bomb at l:?>f> o'clock this (Monday) morning outside the residence of M. Masnard, director of the National ist newspaper "Patrie." in the Boulevard Perelrv, next door tr> the home of Sarah Bernhardt, the actress. Tht-re was con siderable material dam?. ge. but no casu alties resulted. Securely fixed to M. Massard'a door was a paper having written upon it: "Fir«t warning from th^ strikers." Th.- police yesterday raided the an archiat newspaper "Übertaire" and found three bombs similar to that which was exploded a few nights ago in the Rue d*« B^rri in the possession of one of the printers. Several arrosta were made. An exception found in \ and taken I • v. ■ ■ a str- - The police raidiid an ■ : the inn: Practically the entire French pr. ss ex tols Premier Briand as an iron-nanded If-ader who has saved France from a. grea.t economic and social crisis by the sternest measures which could be un dertaken by the republic At the same time it praises the Premier for his sense of justice in trying to better the condi tions of the rank and file am-ing the strikers. The union of the railroad n^n asked M. Briand to authorize the holding of a great demonstration to-day in th- Bois de Vincennes. The Premier refused, say ing that such 1 manifestation would be illegal, as it was organized as a defiance to the government in the evident hope that the strike would not terminate With) ': disorder. The strictest meas ures have been taken to prevent any at tempt to hold this demonstration. The revolutionary "Guerre Sociale." the editor of which. Gustave Herve, is now in prison for inciting anti-mili tarism, answers the government's ii'-tlon by exposing a scheme for thf widespread destruction of property. It prints a cartoon depicting strikers shootis down Briand, and adds that the militant revolutionists and not the strikers are responsible for the campaign of vio lence, which Will continue pitilessly un til the workmen's demands are com pletely granted. NEW ROCKEFELLER GIFT Offers $250,000 td Western Re serve if It Raises $750,000. Cleveland. Oct. IG.— Announcement was made to-day of a conditional gift of |25»MM11 by J" hri p Rockefeller to the medical department of Western Re serve University. The gift, which hi a personal one. is made conditional on the raising <<f $730,000 more by the univer sity. H. M. Hanna, well known us a trot ting horse owner and enthusiast, has pledged $2T>0.000 f the remainder of the proposed million-dollar fund, according i<, thy same announcement U.L. ■: passes ; NANTUfiKET ISLAND Reports "Outlook Is Not So Favorable, but We Are Keeping Up Fight." FOG ENSHROUDS AIRSHIP Last Message Received at Si asconset Signals "All Well" and "Goodby" — About 300 Miles Covered. Swept onward by a westerly bi**Jwi»j the great dirigible balloon America, first of aircraft to hazard transatlantic pas sage, was following the steamship lanes up the Atlantic Coast at midnight, out cf wireless range from shore points, but presumably continuing her course, with all wei' on board. The America Deseed Nantucket Island early hi the afternoon. with propellers idfe, and had held brief wireless communication with the Mar coni station at Siasconset. In all trr© messages there was no hint of the air ship's location, but a signalled "gcodhy" indicated that Waiter Weilman, in charge of the balloon, had on passing Nantucket turned the nose of his craft in a msr; northerly direction, with the British Isles as his gas!. A wireless message, amplifying tho«» of the day. was relayed to Sia.i ccr.set to-night: thence to Sagasonack. Long island. It was faint and hard to decipher, but as patched together was as follows: "All well. Machinery working w«M. Have turned 'more northerly to reach transatlantic steamer track. Exact 00 sition not sure: somewhere between ■--• hundred and eight hundred miles an 1 shore." None of the messages received sookm despairingly, although one communica tion received by "The New Ye-- Times" referred to the outlook as -not favor able." In the same messages, however, was a cheerful "we are keeping up th« fight." Several trans-Atlantic liners are sup posed to be near enough to communicats with the America by wireless, and addi tional word from the airship is expectsd at any time. Boston. Oct. IB.— "The outlook is r.ei as favorable, but we are keeping up th^ fisht." was one of th» messages sent b>- Walter Wellman from lbs dirigible bal loon America on its transatlantic voy age and picked up by the wireles3 to day. The m"S3age was sent while the America's operator waa hi cotnmunica tion with the Piasconset station. At th« time the message was sent th* diri^ibla was northeast of Stsaawsaswa Island. It followed another message which » picked up read: "Have shut down motor and am heading east-northeast, making •JZ> knots without engine. Saving jnice for wireless; dynamos not workinx. Thick fog. No observation obtainable.'* These messages were a part si ■ "• less communications addressed to "The New York Times" and *Th • London Daily Telegraph." under whose auspices Wellman is making his remarkable flight. The lack of ny reference in to-day's messages to any atmospheric disturb ances last night is taken to indicate that the America was awl affected by the se vere electrical storm which passed over- New - and. ■ -- <et hwaa I 01 sfsaa ■ • ■ - - 1 - ■ - • aler' First Message at 9 A. M. At S> o'clock this morning Siasconset first came in touch with the giant d:ri; ib!e. Thaw, although the wirelesa ~aaajs> of the craft is comparatively short, owing to necessarily limited, power and anteanua, the station was surprised to hear its call. "M S C." clear and strong. followed by "W"." the code signature of tht? airship. Judging from the strength. of the signals it was a»um> . that th* America was In close proximity to Nan tneket. and immediately all the lire saving stations and lighthouses on tho island were notified by telephone to k«»e^ a sharp lookout. But the fog. which had enshrouded the America since her departure yes terday morning, still hung over til* ocean, shutting off the view. The Mar coni station, however, began a rapid fir* of interrogations and learned from Jack Irwin, the America's operator, that th* ship's motors had been stopped an.l thut the dirigible was heading <?ast northeast and making twenty-five miles an hour with the wind. Nantuoket's excitement was acute, but with moturs idle the airship sailed along as silently as a phantom in the sky. where ordi narily the engines' exhaust would havo reverberated along the coait. Irwin Think* He Hears Breakers.' However, the electric voice of the Marconi station filled in at times what was denied the eye and *ar. and Inter mittently the operators here exchanged greetings with their late associate, who* it will be recalled, received at this sta tion the dramatic **C Q D" from the steamship Republic, which was sunk in collision, winter before last. At !•* 3»> a. m. signals from the dirigrrMe sudden ly became stronger, and it was moment arily expected that the America would come in aight of the station. Irwin. in fai t. Sashed that he thought he could i.fitr thr sound of the brt-akers. but th« f ( «c effectually «hut the craft from view, although she whj probably passim; over the shoula surrounding the island. Fruro that time on the signals from the airship grew steadily weaker, uati