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y> lAX N° 25.346.
Customs Men Allege Government
Seal on Invoice Is Used as
Guarantee of Worth.
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
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.
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.
lowa's Governor. It Is Said.
Hesitates to Make Appointment.
TOU *j
natn:in I 1I 1 I■■
ia Elepul
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:?.
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
... • .

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.
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.
approximate position of ih* Amcri a tesi sight.
The navijjator. ai mcrica.
io loss By 1
Record Time by the rrench
Dirigible Clement-Bayard
Across Ci<:
Trip Hade Without Stop
Britain May Buy Craft — The
World Watching 1
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
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.
Young Man Tried to Rescue Girl
Knocked Overboard.
Victims of Tragedy, Both of
Prominent Families, Were
Said To Be Engaged.
Oct. 16.— With

mouth • c this n >rning the
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Attempt to Blow Up Home of the
Editor of the "Patris."
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
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.
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
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
Reports "Outlook Is Not So
Favorable, but We Are
Keeping Up Fight."
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
"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
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«
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
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-
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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

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