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B To Their Firm Stand for Honest Effort Will
H( , He Due Whatever flncceaa the Confer
f JjH I rnoe IIm-A Frank Declaration Which
i ffV Upirt the Flam of European Delegate!.
H ( Spinal CtbU BetpattK to Tax BCD.
-tjjbagp Tun Haouk, June 10. The rent work of the
IEf reace Conference la now almost at a crisis nod
HI the difficulties of the tank grow greater daily.
j-KJL The approval of the oonorete dotalts of the
ytRpflV rropotal proves ndlfforont thing from the ap-
lr proval of the principle. Three weoks more
mM , will probably be required before the delegates
fH j are able toagreoon any deDnlte sohemeot ar
I HE bitrntlon, and oven then the result Is certain
1 HM tn ho a meagre skeleton.
r.Hff It Is tlmo now to record the remarkable
I iVB chance which has takou place In the estlma-
I I 1 1 in In which the American delegates are held
NL ly nil thulr colleagues. They were regarded
Hi nt first In some quarters as almost Interlopers,
IH ha Inc no place In tho discussion of a situation
HM w hlih the Old World powers considered strictly
J Furopean. Their disposition was to treat tho
H, Americans as a qwntl&ntolQtable This Idea
Hi juddenly disappeared almost at thooutsotof
JH the deliberations, when tho American delcga-
H tlnn said, in e fleet:
H "Gentlemen, wo come here to do business
l K Woaio not hero for diplomacy, but to discuss
i J In a straightforward fashion tho subjects con-
N W. talned In tho Czar's rescript and with a sincere
fi!1 purpose to reach a practical result. If we fall
1 to accomplish that object we propose to Inform
I' the world why we failed and place the respon-
1 sibllltv for that failure exactly where It be-
B longs '
t B This was" new dip.omacy " wlthnvengeanoe.
J. and it Is not nn exaggeration to say that It
H plunged the whole situation nt Tlio Hague. It
(LjJL Is perhaps lnldlous to intimate that the effect
sHJ4, of the declaration was most noticeable upon
Hi the Oermin attitude, but tho greatest ob-
HE stnele to any practical agreement, espo-
( f mlly on tho subject of arbitration, dla-
.' arpeared nftor it was mada. Tho Amerl-
( ran pluln speaking had another important
H effect. Itwonforthe Amerlcandelegatlonacon-
JHjiu fldence in its good faith and practical common
HB senso which perhaps none other enjoys. So In
Hjf ' a great degree no lender of the conference, not
HJl M dp Staal himself. Is now so much sought for
HJ I J his eonfrfresof all countries for cousultn-
HJ, tlnn and advice as Ambassador White, and It
H Is undeniable that he aud Sir Julian Pauneo-
HI fotc have now the strongutt personal influences
B of the six score of representntlcs here ns-
jL sembled
It is necessary to repeat that the practical re-
IfyBk I " suits of the conference will bo of raoro ap-
h parentthan roal Importance, but somo prog-
"iloRl ( ress w'" certn'n'y bo rand8. nd the credit for
yBV that progress will be mainly due to the firm at-
i IS tltude taken by the American delegation.
aVfTl In the sub-committee of tho second section
1 If of tho Peace conferenco to-day Major-Gen. Sir
f E John Ardagh of Great Britain declaied that
I K Great Britain would never sign aconentlon
j on the rules of war. bhe would cooperate In
18 ameliorating the rules of war it possible, but
IfB governments ought to be free as to adopting
HJ them or not as might be conenlent at tho
H moment of war.
H , Clause 3 of the Brussels declaration was
Hi i, adopted.
. Hti The Arts Society gave a fete to tho dolecates
TFFl nnm tl10 C'T" ttn1 military authorities this
HM' I evening. The affair was a great success
HJi Prof. Martens of Russia will proceed to Paris
HJ' ' Monday evening to attend tho formal opening
H, of tho Venezuehn conference, after which ho
Hi ' will return to Tho Hague. Tho American and
HI British members of the Venezuelan conference
JgH' nould not assent to his roquest for a postpone-
HHl" ment of the opening of tho sittings of that
HB.' tody, hence hlsislt to Paris
HHwv loo si Ayr siusiciami ix ezglaxik
i' ir .lohn Stnlnri Sn Orent Numbers of
fi Thrni Are on the XcrtEo of Stnnntton.
J B .Tp'oal CaMf Dtiptltch loTHr 6v.
I l.ovnoN. Juno 10 Sir John Stnlnor, the Gov-
M ernmont's chlff inspector of music under tho
H I rducntlon Department, professor of musio In
H i Oxford and former organist of 8t. Paul's Catho-
jTH 1 drnl, declares that tho profession Is altogether
H rm'rMoi'knd and that a serious crisis is at
I j' 9 hand Great numbers of muslelinsnf charac-
I I I ' ter and attainments are on the crge of stana-
I I I tlon for want of emuolymeiit. Ho ascribes this
I I I r partly due to the fact that the profession Is
lB letomlng fnshlonahla.
UfV I Of the oung people who are flocking to the
II profession in crowds a ast majority h.no not
II I the most remote chance of ven moderato sue
ml I eehs. He declares that hnrdlt half a dozen
H, eomposors In l'.ngland can llvo hv writing
HT J music. Ho himself had tested about 15,000
'HWmK o'.i'e In the past thirteen ears, and dlscov-
H ered perhaps tnenty-lho first-rate ones in that
H j number. Ho pays that nobody, unless excep-
lll ( tlonally endowed, should think of the musical
ttTHft Jf f, profe'elon as a caret r unless prepared to be-
arS V come a teacher as well ns a peiformer
jsV AMrr.it s ri.Ais iv .o.vjo.v.
OBJ.I (rltlis Mlnrli "Tlie Cowhiiy mid (lie r.ndy,"
I K. hut II Is I rim 1 lie Crouilril Ilouaea.
ftK 't'txnl Cot I' r match In Tiir Sov
Ei l.-vtiov. Tune 10. Tlie ooora and theatrical
MVv learon is now at its height and on thelwhole
IH.XU will be more successful than usual. What
HAvMII used to be railed an Amorlcan Invasion has
HBp' become a capture or occupation. Three Amir-
H lean companies now usurp the boards and an-
H other will be here next month
H . The latest nrrltl, ''lho Cowboy andrthe
IH I I ady," war roughly handled by the critics,
X but mightily pleased the public, who are orowd-
Inc the Duke of fork's Theatre sightly. The
applause creeling Nat Goodwin and Moxlno
I IB' l.lMott wasTas henrtr as hands and voices could
m makd it. "I'lnaforo" Is having a successful
W revixal at the Savoy.
KJi Tier Rollers Have Shifted nnrt ITer Fnlss
Bji Ilottouis Are Gone.
' Wt ( 5recial Cab'.t VtivatcX to Tux Sen.
' HJ , Lokpon, June 10, Tho stranded American
jj line steamship Paris Is fast becoming a total
sJHl .j wreck. Her boilers have shifted and hsr false
"HFjt bottoms are cone. I'urtherdhlng Is Impossl-
HJ (1 hie.
l l A despatoh from St. iKoverne says that n
K strong southeast wind Is blowing, stirring up
IK a heavy sea. Tho stern of tho Paris has swung
Q , round toward land. Tho officers of tho ship
j left hor to-day.
Jk nw nijr She Will I) Not Vot Anuounrrcl-
I'arli's Crew Here,
j' It was said yesterday at tho office, of tho
tfl Amerloan line that tho International Nalga-
tlon Company had decided to haven ship built
A to replace the wrecked liner Taris. Mr. James
9mi A, Wright, Jr.. Second VIco-Presldent of tho
Mr company, said that he did not know what firm
W would build the ship, how much she would cost
or how big she was going to be.
Aboard the Amorlcan liner nt Ixiuls. whleh
M arrled yesterday from Southampton, were T
J Turner, S. Keies, aud II C Jompklnn.
H ofllcersof the stranded steamship l'.irft, and
W 141 of her crew. All hands docllned to talk
M about the disaster to the liner, homo of them
ml will testify at the Inquiry before tho I nitod
f HJTl htates Inspectors of Hteain Vehsels. which will
Wmtl Mansers-When All l.Ue l'll MniinLeii.
Hj Oattro rtUrrh, rhronlo djrprppli, Inlratlusl for-
Hi Dilution, dyMQIery, chnleru liifntina. numnirr
d complaint, dlsrrbas. "Msuitra,' a natural pnug
' aVSI ttr. S3 Seavtrst., N. Y.-Udv.
Mr. Chamberlain Is Knrneatly Trying to
Avoid a Clash.
Snaal CabU Vtp&tci$ I Tbi Bax.
London, June 10 The bellicose talk over
the Transvaal situation has naturally been re
Wvcd since tho nows of the failure of the
Krugsr-Mllner conferonce at Bloomfonteln
There are reports that an ultimatum is already
en route and that preparations are being made
for tho campaign.
There was ne or a situation whoreln all the
news from whatoor source waa open to
greotor suspicion than In this. There Is one
point on which I can speak emphatically, and
It is an Important one. It has beon constantly
ronresonted that Mr. Chamberlain's attltudo Is
aggrcsshely militant, in fact, that ho is the
firebrand of the situation, while his colloagues
in the Goornment are for aconclllatory policy.
This Is tho opposite of tho truth as regards Mr.
Chamberlain. Ho is earnestly for peace and Is
dototing all his energies to that end. Tho
latest phase of the situation may In his judg
ment moko it necessary to put pressure upon
the Boer Government, but It will not be done
in a manner to Incite a rupture. Ho still hopes
and expects to gain certain concessions from
the Transvaal without resort to force.
PiiKTonu. Juno 10 Tho First Volksraad
passed without discussion yesterday a reso
lution expressing regret that Sir Alfred Mll
ner, tho British High Commissioner, had not
accepted President KrQcer's proposals In re
gard to the franchise and the submission of
all questions at Issue between the Transvaal
and Great Britain to arbitration, whloh pro
posals the Bar.d regarded as most reasonable.
It was announced that President Kruger would
Bubmlt his franchise proposal to the Volks
raad on Monday
CirE Tows-, Juno 10. Sir Alfrod Mllnerhad
magnificent reception upon his return here
from Bloomfontoln on Wednesday n'ghc Great
crowds filled the streets and sont up cheer after
cheer, the Ministers, memborsof tho Assembly
and prominent citizens jolnlngln the cheering.
Tho .4ruj says that Sir Alfred Mllnercon
ducted his negotiations with President Kruger
In such a way ns to leae Colonial Secretary
Chambolaln freo to act.
Blokmi'othn, Juno 10 Tho Volksraad of
tho Orango Free State has passed a resolutloa
declaring that Tresldont KrOgor's proposals to
Blr Alfrod Mllner were fair and suOlcient.
LosnoN, Juno 10 A despatch received from
Pretoria siys that the charges against threo of
tho men recently arrestod at Johannesburg for
conspiracy against the Government hae beon
withdrawn, they having turned Stnto witnesses.
Mr J. B. Boblnson, who has hitherto beon
an uncompromising opponent of tho British
Chartered Company In South Africa, has re
ceived a tslcgiam from his agent at Johannes
burg saying that a massmeetlng was hold
there to-dty In support of tho proposals made
by Sir Alfred Milnor to President Kruger.
"Halves" a Mmlrnt l'ffort, but Surcrsifiil
In London Last Night.
.Vpicial Calle DtlpaUK to Tu 9cx.
I.onpov. June 10. A sweet and wholesoms
domestlo cornody Is Dr. Conan Doyle's first
effort as a dramatist. It Is entltlod "Halves."
nd was produced at the Garrlok Theatre to
night. Tho piece Is as modest and unpreten
tious ns tho author himself, who evidently at
tempts the playwright with dIOldence, but
while "Halvss" does not protend to be a great
play It is In refreshing contrast to some of tho
recent rUque products of moro famous dram
atists. It will not bring fami to the creator of
"Sherlock Holmes." but It will serve to sn
hanco the publlo desire that the author put a
more ambitious piece upon lho boards.
More than this. It was well acted and well
received. Brandon Thomas and James Welch.
In tho characters of two brothers who mot ac
cording to promise after twenty-five years to
dlvldo their fortunes, carried the pUos to a
succeisful climax.
M. Mnlgnan's Kemnrknbla Plctnra of
"Christ ltecclvlng the Mrtlms."
Special CMe Dtlpatch to Tnr St'.
Paris. Juno 10 Artist Malgnan has finished
nn extraordinary painting for the Charity
Bazaar Church Duo d'Alencon. whose wife,
thotmpress of Austria's sistor. was burned in
tho memorable fire, his been to seo tho work,
Thesubjectls "ChriRt Receiving tho Victims
ofthol'irc." The fashionable ladles who lost
their lives In tho flames aro divided Into two
bands. One. Including tho Duchess d'Aloncon,
is led by tho Virgin Mury nnd tho other by 8t Vin
cent do Paul A grounofthel.lttloSlstersoftha
Poor, who illod claspid together, follow. Christ,
surrounded In tho heavenly host, receives the
victims, whoso names aro wrltton on tablets
borne besldo tho throne by I'nltli. Uopo and
Charity. The sentiment In which the painting
is concelvod Is elevated and delicate, the tech
nique, skilful and tho sincerity touching.
Compnny Formed In London to Teat Prof.
Dcwnr'a fjchniue.
fecial Calle Dniiateh to The 8c.
London, Juno 10 Prof. Dewnr's renowed
success In llnuofying hydrogen is already lead
ing to practical results A company was formed
jestorday with a capital of 30.000 to ascer
tain whothor stool cau bo cast In n vacuum. If
the plan is successful tho air bubbles that now
causo flaws and weakness will bo done away
with and a metal will rosult such as tho world
has never seen. The results of the experi
ments may revolutionize tho steel trade.
Prof. Dowar Is sangulno and is preparing
means of testing the practicability of tho
scheme In various ways.
Amhnaaador Chnatn nnd the Whole Kmbasiy
htnH and Thrlr Families Attended.
.Ti trial CabU Dtivakh to In Bum.
London, June 10. United States Ambassador
Choate, with his family and the entire staff of
tho Embassy, with their families, attended
Lord ballsbury's garden party at Hatfield
House this afternoon. Among the othors who
attended were Mr Lloyd Grlseom, Mr. and Mrs,
Bottle, Mr and Miss Blight nnd Mrs. Barlow.
The guests went to Uatlleld on board of flvo
special trains.
NTonir nni.mi spaxisii roiry.
ISO Unities Deilrojrd and Many Lives Lent
Ten Unities Uncovered
.j)irial Coblt Pitpateli to Tiik Sun.
MaDntD, Juno 10 A terrlflcstorm has swopt
over tho town of San Pedro, In the province of
Vnlladolld Over 1.ri0 housos were dostroyed
and a number of Ih os were lost.
Ten bodies havo becu recovered from tho
wrecked buildings
n Per Cent. New York City Investment,
Tlin uclllnown banVli g tinuta of Ilalxbt h
Fririr. New Viri, llnnlon, auil Philadelphia, brines
befoic tho publican attnrtlven pur cent. New York
tlty lmetimnt Ihoy offer for uburrliitlnn $100..
oxi Firm Mortgage per cent OolJ liondi of thi
Amerlran SUrket Company at par ami accrued
lntrreat. Intercut cmumeucea June 1, isnu, and in
payable irmi annually at tlia office or ilie United
Hutu Mortuage and Trim loiiipunr, whore, when
dux, tae Ixnul. thrtnselwa are payable.
The capital t . k, vu Jinn) noo la aln ady fully
aubacrllMd an 1 ai the American Market Carapany
will meet al. ni Mt atil 'in the Wo.t lite In pro
vldlux a umridl market ntted up with all modern
Impr 'eineiii, the etrtilnir caiiacliy of the company
la more tbau rasured Annual net Imcrae overall
Hied charitia i lailmnled at IH7.000, so that tha
bondatirTeraiiopporlunlt) for ante and renuniera
tlva iDTea'mvnt not ofteu met with at thla time,
rroapectua anil any additional particulara may bn
had by perannal or mailed application to Uaisht k
Irrecia, SDOroadway. -lt!v.
I.oiibet'a Trlanda Expected to Outdo Ills
Entmlii In tho Demonstration Great
Uncertainty as to What Will nnppen
- Efleot of I.Blt Sunday's Disorder.
Atrial CabU DupateK to The Sck.
Paris, June 10 One man's guess Is as good
as another's respecting what will hnppsn at
tn-morrow's great race which President Lou
bet will attend. It Is a curious nnd thoroughly
Frenoh situation. Tho attendance will prob
ably be gieater than at any horse race ever
run before, yet tho spectators are not likely
to take the slightest Interest In the event
whloh they presumably come to see.
All Hit available police nnd troops In Paris
will line the route to Lonirchamps and fill tha
points of vantagt around the track Itself. Save
for the fact that there Is always danger In a
great multitude divided by keen passions,
there Is no reason to believe that th clash of
spirits will become a clash of arms. More
over, there fs no doubt that the multitude
who will desire to acolalm the Chief Muglstrste
and wlpo out the Insult of a week ago wilt far
outnumber those who sympathize with the
aristocratic, rowdies who then disgraced them
selves. President Loubet is not to be con
gratulated upon the character of some ele
ments whloh by a strange evolution of this
amazing affair he has suddenly Included
among his supporters. andTperhapa their de
nunciation Is moro to be desired than their
prats, but the sound sense and virtue of the
country ara also on bis tide.
A great demonstration and violent Incidents
are perhaps to be expected, but not serious
rioting, rrerpjer Dupuy and Prefect of Po
lice Blano have too much nt stake to make the
latter possible. Nothing less popular than a
revolt amounting to a revolution and strong
enough to overwhelm all the resources of the
Government could eucceed, and nnythlng of
this nature Is utterly out of the aueitlon. Kven
If adtflnlteolot existed the conspirators would
never select a moment for execution when the
Government Is best prepared.
The whole effect of last Sunday's attack on
President Loubet has been talutary. so far as
public opinion is concerned. It has hastened
the slow and unwilling concession of the jus
tice of tho decision of the Court of Cassation
In tho Dreyfus ease and enlightened tho most
prejudiced minds concerning the character of
thoso persons and influences which have so
long deceived tho country and thwarted right.
It It ton much to expect, perhaps, that the pro
cess of reparation of the wrong will go un
checked to the fullest oulmlnntion. Tho
forces of evil are still strong enough to make
reprisals of one sort or another. It It Impos
blhlo to fortste what form the last desperatt
manoeuvres will take, but nn attempt will prob
ably again be made to thwart justice or Injure
tt Instruments.
ThoiVfif7ffpn6fiue-has distributed 50.000
rod flowers, fashioned like buttons, to bo worn
by tho Radical Socialists to-morrow.
Tho Magistrates will bo on duty at their re
spective courts to hear cases Immediately in
the ev ent of arrests for dlsordtr.
The President of Trance Will Ho Weill
Guarded nt Lnngehampt To-Dny.
Special Call Duratck to Tni Bui.
Paris, Juno 10. M. Jules Lemaltre, ono of
the leading agltitors of the antl-Loubet fac
tion, has addressed a letter to tho President of
the Longehamps Racing Society, asking him
to postrouo to-morrow's races. Tho President
refused to grant tho request Tho police ar
rangements for tho preservation of orler to
morrow, which nro very olaborato, nro similar
to those observed on the occasion of tho Czar'a
Tho Government has Informod tho Jockey
Club that If thero Is tho slightest cry against
the Tiesident In the InclosuresatLongchamps
tho club w 111 be closed.
Tho Tcair sajs that tho English jockeys,
Cannon and Madden, and Tod Sloin, the Amer
ican jockoy, rofused to como to Paris to rldo in
the Longehamps races to-morrow.
The Matin denies tho truth of the report that
the ownors of tho probable starters In tho
Grind Prix de Paris havo scratched their entries.
Drive from Ilia 'tlvo Town to Await
Preparation for tho Otlli Inl Welcome.
Special Cable Deipnteh to The but.
Paris. June 10. Major Marchnnd, who was
hurried from the capital by the Government,
Is now In an amusing dilemma. He storted to
see his parents In his native town of Thotssoy.
but tho crowds who received him Imploringly
explained (hat they wanted to give him aht
role roception. but had not expected him yet.
The Mayor and corporation wort not reads ,
and would he kindly take tho noxt train some
where else pending the prepirstlons. He
went to Macon, whero lis dltcouso'atoly
waited In a local hotel. He Is nlrendy tired of
this, and means to cruise In n Government
vessel in the English Channel until June '2H.
when Tholssev hopes to be nblo to receive
Moinwhll" ho Is unbosoming himself
against England. He deehres thitwlth se
cret native allies ht could have held Fashodn
against the- British und would havo under
taken to drlvo thorn out of the country He
remarks tho strange iiinlll'mlo In the his
tories" of Fashoda and the Hue? Canal. "Vie
wero first inboth now nowhere In either"
He concludos crvptlcally that France must
now do something to savo herself.
pope ron tiik t'RKXcii repuhkic.
Preparing nn Kncjillcnl Letter to the
Catholics of France.
.Vpfcial Cable Deipalch to Thk 3cn
Rome, June 10. Tho Popo Is preparing an
encyclical letter on tho duties of tho French
Catholics toward tho ltepubllc.and hasalready.
through Cardinal Rnmpolla, tho Papal Secre
tary of State, communicated to Cardinal
Richard. Archbishop of Paris, a recommenda
tion that tho Bishops support the republic and
abstain from countenancing nny royalist demonstrations.
TheSfnx Blurted forllreat Yesterdny Drey,
fill ot In Uniform.
Special Cable Peipa'th to tns. "Jon.
Paris, June 10. Capt Dreyfus embarked on
board tlio Tronch cruiser fifax jestorday, nnd
tho vessel started lor Brest at tl 20 o'cloek this
morning Dreyfus whs drossod In civil cos
tume and woro a benid
One Hundred Persona Heported Killed In
tho Tlnnrvclly Dlatrlrt.
Spirt il Cable Dupatch to The Son.
Bombay. June 10. Henous riots have oc
curred In tho Tlnnevolly district botween op
posing religious sects Villages have been
attacked and plundnied. nnd u hundred mur- i
dors have been committi d
Another Sncreisful Submarine Hoat.
Spteml Cable lcipatr to The Su. ,
CitERnouno, Juno 10 A successful trial wns '
mule to-day of ft new subraarlno boat, the In- I
vontlon of Capt Del Passo, which Is expected
to tnko the place of tho ordinary diving
methods The boat was sunk Kill feot ami
tilled all of the requirement), of its design.
IE. W. K. w. n. w.
"Oaeeola," "Oneck. "Zuni,"
All with Hounded iront. Jt,
Pnrndn and Shout " Viva Klpnnn," "Viva
Weyler" Shots Fired, but No One Hurt.
Special Cable Piepalch to Tbi 8ns.
Havana, Juno 10 Prior to embarking for
Spain to-day a group of Spaniards paradod the
ttrects, carrying flags and shouting "Viva
Espannl" "Vlv rt Weyler!" The people looked
upon them with IndlfTerenoe until Cnrlos Con
Eado, a Cuban, snid to them: "Why don't you
shout also Viva Cuba ?"
Vlcento Mora, tho leader of the Spaniards,
knocked Conzado down and the rest of the
Spaniards trampled upon him and beat him
with can os. injuring him seriously. Aorowd
gathered, but the pollco Interfered and pre
vented tho indignant Cubnns from venting
their wrath upon tho Spaniards. The police
arrested Morn, but the other Spaniards were
allowed to proceed dn their wayo the steamer.
Tho Marquis Arguclles, Spain's representa
tive, called upon Chlot of Police Menocal and
demandod Mora's Immediate release Meno
cal replied that ho could not set Mora at llborty
until the prisoner had boon tried tor the of
fenoe for which he wns nrrested. whereupon
the Uarquls appllod to the acting Civil Gov
ernor. Col, Cosme Torrlente, but received the
same ansvvor.
This evening when the tteamer lgnaclo Loy
ola was leaving tho harbor the same crowd of
Spaniards on her deck and othors In boats
shouted "Viva Woyler." "Death to the Cu
bans." Another crowd of Spaniards on shore
shouted to thoso on the steamer: "VIvaLlo
brogat. Tell Spain what thoy did to him.
Tell thorn to send nn ironclad here" When
these words wero heard a crowd of Cubans
who were In a boat In the harbor flrod several
shots at tho st jamer, and also fired at a gath
ering of Spaniards at La Pun to. Nobody was
hurt, and the crowds on shore and In the boats
wero dispersed by tho police.
Col. Black has ordered that contraott be
made for the employment of 1.500 men to
begin the work of laying new pavements In the
streets of Havana on Juno 15.
Tho payment of tho Cuban Fifth Army Corps
will begin to-morrow at Colon. Tho men are
anxiously looking forward to receiving their
Tho Secretary of Publlo Works has proposed
to Gen, Brooke the Institution of public works
In Santa Clara Involving an expenditure of
Secretary Desvernlne has proposod to Gen.
Brooke the Issuance of a decree returning to
their owners all properties slozed by tho Span
ish Government slnco the beginning of 18'JS
The court passed judgment to-day dismiss
ing nil charges against tho directors of the
Havana Tramway Company, declaring that tho
sale of tho company to Castaneda, who ropre
sontod the American, British and French
syndicates, wns lawful.
Shilling Fnnd Started to MnknThem Publlo
fpeeial Ca&le DeijiatcA to The Sen.
Lovdon, June 10. The report that Howard
Gould tntonds to purchase tho Lakes of Kll
larney has brought F. W. Croeslov of Dublin
to London to Interview the Irish Commoners.
Ho Is anxious to start a shilling fund to make
tho lakes and Island public property. Ho has
sent a thousand shillings to the Lord Mayor of
Dublin, who will act as trustee of the fund.
The present owner, the Standard Insur
ance Company, refused 3.",000 for the prop
Tho London mid New York Chambers of
Commerce to Dine Together.
Special Cable Despatch to The Hls.
Losdov. Juno 10 The Loudon Chamber of
Commerce has recolved a reply from
tho sew York Chamber of Commerce, ex
pressing thanks for. and accepting tho
London Chamber's Invitation to take part In a
dinner to bo given some tlmo next year.
Artresa Mnkri nim Drlvo Around with Her
to stuve Off n Dliiiuond Knbbery.
A nolo In Trench camoItoTCapt. Thomas of
tho West Torty-seventh street police station
yesterday afternoon. It was brought by a
messenger from the Hotel 'Cadillac It wa
addressed In a ucrawly femlulni hand to "M.
le Ccmmtssalre de Police " The Captain is not
a French scholar. No ono of his confidential
mon is a French scholar. There was no telling
nhat the noto might contain. He determined
to go In person and find out. He woro hit very
freshest uniform.
At tho hotel ht found a French woman In a
great stnto of Immtlenco Sho had just ar
rived here from France, she told him thiouch
vn Interpreter, and ahe wanted to seo the town.
But she had many. oh. su many, diamonds.
And she know how wicked the American
thieves were. Rht dldn t dare go out with tho
diamonds without an armed escort. Henco
sho had communicated with the police.
Tho Captain c oneluded that he could be
spared?from the prectnet better than any other
Iran They drove nronnii the avenues and
the Turk for two hour, ba'ore the Captain dis
covered to his i.tter horror that the sweet
loung thing was an actress looking for an ud
vulleeinent for her nnnenranee next Monday
nnd that her press ngont wnn already busy
hendlng out the story of their dilvo to tho
rnr. anvvr oriorvt iivxt.
f.ova. l'o3 liter and .Jones Aerept Cor.
Sajeia's InvltfMlon to Join.
Lincoin, Nob, Juno 10 Gov. Poynter to
day notified Gov bnyern of Texas that he
Accepted on behalf of IiIdpuiU nnd the
Attornoy-Goneral the Invitation to attend
tho octopu hunt nt St Louis on Kept. 20,
or, as it is culled, "a conferonce of
tho Governors nnd Attornny-GenernU of
the several bt.ites nud Territories fur the pur
posoof tnklrg such action nsmay be dcomed
proper respecting the legislation necessary to
prevent the formation of trusts and dissolve
thoso now in existence,"
Gov Poynter writes-
" I deslro to say that I not only fully agreo
with you on the proposition that a unity of
action among tho States Is desirable, but I
firmly boliove that unless this giant octopus Is
erushod In tho near future not only tho right
nnd privileges of our peoplnvvlll lie ssurllleed,
but the very existence, of our ropubllc will bo
Austin, Tex . Juno 10 Gov Jones of rknn
as In a letter which iov bayers received to
day approves th proposed conference nf ((it
em nrs ami Attorney-deneritln to bo held in
St IouUnnHept 20 to consider thniinti-triist
legislation Ho urges that ii I irge iiiimbei of
Slates and Territories be represented nt the
conferenco nud pome plan bo adopted Hint will
nlTectuilly destroy the tiusts.
Almost the liitlro force of n Philadelphia
Station I sed t p hj Crossed Wlrra.
Piiii.adeii'IIU, JunolO -Of tho twenty-five
policemen at tho J'rankford station twenty
wero knocied out by electrlclt) last night, and
at rollcall thU morning only ten of them wero
able to appear. The trouble w ami lie to wires
connecting tho patiol boxes with the stttlon
bouse beingercHied with other wires byn wind
I htonn When Pnirolman Thomas Co.itos went
into the box to report ho was kuoeked t n fi et
awny.wheieholay uiHOnsleouK with his eluthus
ou lire when found by a citizen who happened
to pass,
Jumps llutlerwiirth, William Meveis, John
Wolf, Janus Tailor. John Hcotf, Wl'llam Band.
George Radcline and Jncob Ilennll ail weio
aunllnrlv ihoeked and burned Fortunately
all of them worn found nud the llrcx In lliolr
elothes put out before they were seii'iusti
luiruiil Today the emplnjoeH of the City
I'lectrlcnl Hurt-m were bus) restrlnging the
Vfeati ott Kipren, 14 Park place.cnecKa baggace te
and from all parts of New York and Urookljn, -4dr.
It Was Found In the Narrows, and tha Man
ner of Its Dismemberment Suggeatt a
Crime I.Ike That of Martin Thorn-The
Head. Arms nnd Parts of Left Misting.
The trunk of a man's body, almost Identical
In appoaranco with the first portion of the
body of William Gieldsensuppo. tho murdered
Turkish bath rubber, which wtt found on
Juno 20. lbf7, was picked up In the Narrows
at the foot of Eighty-eighth ttreot. Brooklyn,
yesterday morning.
John Brennnn, the watchman at the Crescent
Athletic Club house, took his dog to the cove
used as a launch anchorage at 8:15 o'clock.
The dog acted peculiarly, and Brcnnan soon
discovered a white object which ho took to be
part of a human body floating In the cove.
He went baok to the clubhouso and told
Clerk John Bowler of what he had seen. Bow
ler suggosted that Bronnan get another man
and a rowboat and go out and recover the body.
"I won't do It." replied Brennan. "Tou
don't catch me handling such a thing. I think
that you had better notify the police."
Acting on this suggestion Bowler called up
the police of the Fort Hamilton station
on the telephone and told them of Bren
nan's discovery. Policeman Johnson was
sent to the place and securing a row
boat he rowed out to the body and
placed a rope around It. Then he towed It to
the foot of Seventy-seventh ttroet, where ho
dragged It on tho beach and covered It with a
black cloth. It was removed later to the
Brooklyn Morgue.
Tho trunk, which Is nude. Is complete
from n cut through the chest just bo
low tho arms to about three Inches be
low the kneet. Tho right thigh has been
cut Into from behind, and tho thigh bone
snapped just above tho knoe. but the flesh
of the front part of the thigh Is not severed.
The body appears to havo beon In the water
loss than twonty-four hours, and It It evident
that tt was not exposed In the air for any con
siderable time beforo it got into tho water.
So far as has beon discovered the portion of
tho body now at tho Brooklyn Morgue has no
special marks by which It can be Identified.
Tho doad man was evidently not far from 5
feot 10 inches tall, and he weighed nonrly
200 pounds. His body waa long as compared
with his legs. Ho was deep-chested, muscular
and evidently In tho prima of life. There is a
heavy growth of dark hair on the body. The
skin is white and smooth.
There It some difference of opinion among
tho pollco officers who inspected the body at
to how it was cut up. Among tho suggestions
mado yostetday was that tho man had been
caught on a railroad trestlo whllo in swimming
and run over; that tho body had been dismem
bered by tho paddle whuelor propeller of some
steamer, and that tt had been cut up by hand.
Tho last theory had tho greatest number of
supporters, and thore Is much evidence to cor
roborate It. The cut through the chest shows
a clean, smooth edgo. tho tip of the breast
bono being severed neatly. Tho ends of
two ribs nro gouged out. Two other ribs
wero cut across diagonally. This part of the
work looks as though It had been dono with a
very sharp knlfo with n thin blade. The
backbone, howevor. and the bones of
tho legs were hacktd In two by an
edged Instrument, heavy enough to crush
through them with one or two blows.
The cut through tho chest In just below tho
nil pics nnd just abovo tho diaphragm, so that
tho diaphragm and the abdominal cavity aro
intact, all tho organs of the thoraclo cavity
bolng gono completely.
At tho cuts on tho legs, tho skin appears to
have been cut around first, and tho bones
hacked off in tho samo hasty manner in which
the backbonu wns cut. Tho cut In the right
thigh appears to have boon made before the
log was severed lower down, as the lower cut
is very jaggod, owing, probably, to the break in
tho bone nbove which made tho leg less steady
to work upon It the legs had both been sov
ered at the point nt which tho thigh bono was
broken, tho trunk would havo been precisely
similar to tho first portion of Gieldsensuppo's
body which was found. Thero wero no wrap
pings aim no marks of any on tho body.
The body was dlscov orod at flood tide nnd
this leads the police to believe that it came
from the Staten Island shore. They argued
that, judging from its condltlon.lt could not
have travellod very fur or beon In the water
long. Accordingly Cnpt. Drlscoll of tho Fort
Hamilton stntlon and hit mon searched tho
shore from Grnvcsena Boiiou to tho foot of
Flftv-fltth street, South Brooklyn, hunting for
tho missing portions of the body or for any
othorclue. They did not find anything. Dep
uty Chlot Mackollar put a number of his men
at work on tho case, but thoy did not niako any
headway. The laok of distinctive Identifying
marks baffled them.
" To my mind." said Acting Inspector Camp
bell. " thero an bo no doubt that this Is n mur
der enso. The rough way In which tho work
was dono shows that no medical student had
nnythlng to do with the dlsmembormont of the
body. The work was dono hurriedly, too.
It is simply impossible to believe thnt
anybody could be so mutilated by tho
paddlo wheels of a steamer, and even li that
wero losslble the entire lack of other cuts uiid
bruisis on the hod) disposes of this theory.
Coroners' l'h)slclaiiHnrtunghas been ordered
to perform nn nutopsy on tho Internal organs
to (.celt any iiolson was used In the killing of
the man If lie finds no truce of poison,
it will be fair to assume that tho mur
derer either shot the victim In the head
or crushed In his skull nnd boned to coucenl
his crime by cutting off the head. I believe
the anus and legs wero removed because, they
boro marks that would loud to Identification.
I cannot sou much light ahead unless missing
portions of tho body aro found."
Deputy Chief Maekellar went over the list of
missing men yesterday afternoon nnd notified
the relatives of each to call at the Brooklvn
Morgue and tee if they could Identify
the body. The ioliee. however, hove no
record of nny missing man which corresponds
wi II with that of tho body Ordors were also
sent from Pollco Headquarters to the stations
nt Coney Island. Bath Beach and hheepshead
Bay to search the shore carefully this morn
ing for other parts of th body. Detectives
Desmond. Murphy, and others of Cant. Reyn
old's staff are iilsontwork on tho case
The disappearance of Charles Ballschomleder
from the lioni" of Ills brother Jacob, at II Mon
roe avenue. New Brighton. S I , has been re
ported, nnd In some respects tho doHorlptlon of
the nnn corresponds with that of tln body,
Billsohemledorwas'JO )ears old, S feet 7'.,
inches tall, and was stout Ho had dark hair
Ills body Is described as long for his legs Ho
had Identifying sonrson the loft foot and left
arm Ills brother Jacob will visit the Morgue
Bnlfschemleder was last seen on May 18. so
far as his brother knows, und no explanation
of whero he may have been from tlmtuatu until
a day or two ago Is offered
At II .10 o'clock on tho night of May HI an
It al Inn man wns reported to huvo been Inst
ovorbosrd from the Hamilton nviinmt ferry
boat Whitehall It U thought that he wns
struck by n paddlo wheel as lie did nnteomn
to the Hiirfnco '1 he police have no description
of him and do not know his nnme
Ilernnrd Norrla's 107th Illrthdny.
Bornard Norrls has tho distinction of being
not only the oldest employee of tho city butthe
most venernblo Inhabitant of tho borough of
llrookhn. If there Is no mistake In his family
records ho was born In the county Cavsn, Ire
land, on June 10, 1702. and const quently cele
brated his 107th birthday vestenlay. lie waa
fill years old when hocamo to Ibis country lor
fouitetn )eiirs he Ins been emploied In Pros
pect Park ns n " papor chaser " Ho Is still able
lo attend to his duties, which lire diversified
b) pleasant chats with park visitors
The Nnn "Suintoga Limited"
of Ibe New York Central tha moat luinrlnua and
elegant aummer raaort train ever placed la service
will make Ita Oral trip at 8 no 1' II. Saturday, June
Chnmplnn Pints n loifclt nnd Nnmra Ills
Condition! for n right with the Sailor.
PniLADELriiiA. Juno 10 -James J Jeffries,
the new champion of tho world, appeared In
thlscltvto-nlght atone of the local theatres.
Aftor the performance ho Issuod tho appended
statement to Thomas Sharko)
"Mr. Thomas Shtrkoy blowlnrd Sir: I
read In tho press that you lmvo cxpreised your
doslro and wllllngnoss to moot mo In n contest
for tho worldchamplonslilp,wliio h I now hold,
having won it from a man tint jou robbed In
San Franclscotwo ycarsago. You knowlnjnur
heart that Fltzslmmons was your master and
you wore n party to tho contemptlblo schemo
that robbed him of a decision In that battle. Ho
knocked you out fair nud square nnd you know
It. Now, Mr. Shnrkoy, jousay)ou want to meet
me That Is Just whnt 1 have beon waiting for.
I whipped you onco and I can do It ngnln But
as I am now champion of tho world, and you
doslro to meet me. I horowlth namo my condi
tions. I accopted Mr. Fltrslmmons's argu
ments In order that I might moot him and w In
the title that I now possess. My conditions
aro as follows.
"I will fight you on or about Sept 15 for tho
largest purse offored by any nthlotlo club nud
a $10,000 side stake. I havo deposited $2X00
to-day In tho hands of Al Smith as a cuir
antee of good faith. I stipulate that tho
entire purse shall go to tho winner.
No sldo agreements or secret nrransomonts
considered. Fight for all or none. You must
agree to George Slier ns roforco, who
has demonstrated to the world that ho
Is a fair man. I havo no wish tint
you should porpotrato any W)ntt Frps
on me. Also thnt tho contest shall take
place In an eighteen-foot ring, bo jouennnot
run away. I understand thnt ou havo nl
ways expressed a willingness to fight with
one hand froe, each man to tnkociroof him
self In the clinches. So now, Mr Sharkey, if
jou have any deslro to fight for tho champion
ship of tho world, come forward nnd deposit
our coin nnd you will be accommodated at
once without any argument or mud slinging."
Pollco of Houston, Tex., Dlaturb 51)0 No
groea Awaiting n Shower of Tire.
Houston. Tox .Juno 10. Tho pollco author
ities to-day forcod tho congregation of negroes
out of Bute's warehouse, which thoy had con
verted Into n "tabernacle." Thero wero
over 600 negroes assembled In tho build
ing, whero the) had been fasting and pray
ing to bo dollvored from tho flood of
scalding wator and Ignited oil, that wns
to descend and destroy Houston nt midnight
last night as prophesied by their prophet, F. A.
Smith The disciples and faithful, who wore
locked in tho building listening for the sound
of Gabriel's trumpet proclaiming the coming
of the dlro calamity that was to overwhelm
Houston, were nttlrod In long blue gowns thnt
reached tho floor nnd which weie trimmed In
red. They would pray, shout, sing nnd exhort
until they fell In a swoon. During the fasting
nnd proving one baby wns born.
Hundreds of oxcited ntgioct surrounded tho
tabernacle all night Some h-ul wives and chil
dren In tho building Others hnd husbands
thore. all anxious to get them out, ami vlolenco
was threatened. Tho place became a nuisance,
and ns such was ordiod abated this morning.
Tho negroes realize now thnt they were
duned by Prophet Smith. Ho is under cover in
Itettirn of Conrnd Klsel, tha flrldegroora
Who Dlinppenrcd.
Conrad Kissel, who disappeared from his
home, 812 Traphngen street. West Hoboken,
on Tuesday last, on tho ovo of his marriage to
Miss Lena Frltch of 517 Monastery street,
returned to his homo list night and
told a remarkable story to account for
his abseneo Ha said that on Tuesday
noon ho slopped in a saloon nt Grnnd Street
and West Broadway, this cit), and had a gln-.s
of beer The next thing ho remembers wns
that he awoke lvlng on n Dench in one of tho
small parks In Philadelphia
As he had no mouev, he was forced to walk
home. When ho cached New Brunswick. N.
J . ho met u memboi of the Order of Foresters,
of the local lodgo of which ho is tho Chief
Rangor Tho lorestergivo him enough monuy
to pay his fnre to Hoboken
Miss Frltch. who was prostrated on neeount
of Kissels disappearance, has recovered, aud
tho wedding will take place neit Wednesday.
Pour Steamers nnd n Snlllug Vrsael Snll
from Seattle with 703 PiiNietigors.
Seittle. Jun 10 Travel to tho Alaskan
gold fields by tho nil-water routo opened to
day. Four steamers and ono sailing vessel left
with 700 paBStngers. Tho steamer Roanoke
of tha North American Transportation aud
Trading Company's fleet carried 000. Klia goes
direct to Cape Nome, tl.o newest dis
covery in the north land, and takes min
ers from all parts, of the Fast A
number of wives went north to join their hus
bands, who wintered In various lndhu camps
Two Lastorn )ouiik women will bo married on
reaching Circle 'I he Hnanoku will bring hai k
a gold cargo of Ji,0)0,0l)0 In about a month
Dawson banks will Bend ' i,0(M),000
aThc "thor steamers sailing weie the Allvnee.
Kllhu Tiiompson nud I nkme. ll sailed direct
for St Mlchaol and wero lie iv ilv loaded.
Tear Down Two Diiroiutnlilo Kenorta nnd
Drive the Koopers Out of town.
Louisville, 'Kv , Juno 10 W hlteeips have
reappeared near Ovvlngsvllle. A band took
Willis Manly from his home, gnve nim 100
lashes, tore down his house and notified him
to Itave the placo on pain of being whipped
to death. Tno hnuso of Lllzn Wright, near
Maul) s. was also torn down, but she was not
whipied. T ho (hirge of keening disreputa
ble resorts was made ugilnst them Both v le
tlms have gone nwai . There is no cluo to the
identity of the members of the band
In Marshall county it similar baud almost
wrecked the house of u widow named Morris,
Axes, hatohots nnd; other weapons weie
thrown through the doors nnd windows and
Sirs. Morris and her children had narrow es
capes. 1 he cause of the ntta !; u unknown
Three I.Ives Lout In nn Accident on the
Jinrfolk and VVcMom.
rr.TrRsmmo. Va. June 10 -A west biund
freight train on the Norfolk audWeslcrn Rail
road was wrecked at a Into hour Inet night at
Kllby Lake, one mile west of Suffolk Work
men havo been raising the bilduo across tho
lake and repairing the nbutiiinnts, and to this
fact nnd the hcavv lain nun I e attributed tho
accident Whin tho engine of the fielclit
slrtck tho enst end abutment list night it
gave wa) '1 lie locomotive was tliinwu down
the ombinkment nnd into the lake, vvhvru It
now remains, tho uiqet part sho'vlug ubuvo
the water.
I.nglneer W flnvton nud 1 ir"mnn Wil
liam Pool were killed The forvvnid train
hand, a coloied mnii named 'lorn Wells, w m
so bndlv hurt that he ilicl of his injuries
Eight fri lulit curs nud gondnlns weie n reined
Tho Sikh I.iaila tlio ludriinl ut flllir.ill.ir.
Tho British freight steamships Hik.Ii nnd
Indrani. which started from this port cm a race
to Singapore for tl.000, put up by tho rival
skippers, passed (ilbralinr on Frldt) and
steamed into tho .Mediterranean Tho Sikh
was about an hour ahe id nf tho Indrani 'I he)
inaile (ilhraltar In twi Ivoilays, which is Is ttei
by two days than the usuil Ireightei not "out
for tha dust '
Prlnrr of v (ilea to Attend (he Athletic Con
lcl. Sp'eial Culli Diiratch to Tur Srw.
Iainpon. Juno Hi It Is nnnnuiu ed thnt the
Prince of Wn'cs will attend tho coining nglo
American unlversitlen' athletic games
Curl II, Scliiilli'a Alchv.
A pure and refreahln drink. Admired bygnod
livers, who are apt to luflir from chilly of tha
stomach. 4dv,
i i
Mrs. C. Oliver Isntln Perform, the Clirllten-
Ins Oremony-Tlie New Hoat n Nearer i
Approach tn the tin Heel Typo Than the
Ilefeniler-Iloy Killed by an Explosion of
Photogrnphlc Powder Two Other! Hart. 1.
ilnmoi.. .Tunc 10 -The Columbia, tho yaoht
built to defend tho America's Cup ngulnst the
hhamroek. wns launched to-night The boat '.'
about which there has been so much socrocy l
was shown to between r,000nml 0,000 persons. H
niul hir shape und approximate dimensions V
nro now known Tho Columbia was built h
on n launching eradlo under a shed. f
This cradle was on a nillwa). and nt H:15 (i
o'clock Designer N, (1. Hcrrcshoff gavo tho
ordir to lower tho boat Tho big yacht slowly
slid down tho wai Hand in twenty minutes was
floating In tlio water of .Narrngansett Bay, be
ing saluted by ihocrs ftom tho crowd of spoo
tntors and from tho )nchts.
It was a holldny at Bristol The works of
tho Hum shofT Manufacturing Company weie
renll) lliunnli busy phco In town F.verrone
except those connected with these works was i
talking of the launching, and Journeys '
weio made to the works to try and get '
n pep nt tho new racing wonder Karly ,
in the day excursionists began to
arrive, and the sleopv old town, once
noted as tho home of daring whnlnrs. seemed
qulto bright nnd gay. and flags were hung on
somo of tho houses Visitors arrived from
Providence. Newport. Full lllver. nnd many
other smaller towns In tho State, and a big
Hoot of yachts with friends of (' Oliver
Iselln on bonrd camo up tho bay and
anchored off the shops Among those boat i
wero ex-C'ommodoro Llbrldgo T. derry's
steamer l.lectro. Henry Walter's steamer
Naradn. Harrison B. Moore's steamer Marietta.
John It Droxcl's steamer Sultana. Miss iusan
Do Forist Da) 's steamer Rothlan, II. '. Lip
Pitt's schooner (Julsetta, tho atoamors Follch,
Kntrlnn and Adrionno: tho bIoops Glorinna,
Knmaliali. Queen Mnb. Defender and many
Insldo the shops tho finishing touches were
given to the Columbia, nnd mon woro working;
on the yacht until a short tlmo before she wat
launihod. Tho Hcrreshoffs took extra precau
tions to prevent anyone from getting npoepat
tho boat, and onl) a fow members of tho New
York Yacht Club and tholr friends woro admitted
to the shops A wntchman stood nt tho door
opening onto tlio street. On tho water side it
was different. Herrcshoff had not expected an
attack from this quarterund many Invadodtha
precincts of tho yard and had a good look nt the
boat before tho designer know that boats wore
rowing in front of the shops. Then this part
had to Do defendod and watchmen were placed
on tho piers. The St. Michaels, the Columbia'
tender, was moored across the slip and the
crew of the now defondor lounged about, thin
effectually preventing any ono from comln ,
near tho boat. All that could bo soen from the
wator was the stern of the yacht on whkh. in
letters of gold, is tho word " Columbia." '
Nat Horreshoff had nothing to say to nny one
all day. He was busy in tho shops Iselln was
busy. too. and did not talk about the boat.
Others who went Into tho shed had tholr llpt
soaled. and thoso who could not got Inside had
to wait until tho yacht was launched be
foro getting a look at her. It was a weary
wait for many, but tho afternoon passed away
and thon neatly every ono went tosuopor and
afterward toward the Horrcshoffs' again. The
Columbia was built in the south shop, and ths
plei near tlio shop waa reserved for friends of
Iselln and Hcrrcshoff. Another pier on the
north sido was to bo thrown open to i
tho public, and a big crowd gathered
around tills gate enrly in tho evening lea
cream peddlors did a thriving business during
tho wait for the doors to open, und so did oi
oral of tho light-lingered gentr) who had been
attracted to Bristol. John 11 Horreshoff, the
President of tho company. It was said, lost
J'JOO. Tho pollco soon spoiled tho profits of
theso men, and about adoon suspects were
picked out of the crowd and escurtod back to I
the railroad station
The evening was a glorious one The clouds
had clearod awny, and tho sk) was a beautiful
bluo The sun wnsn big ball of crlmssn.and
was gradually sinking in tho West, sending, as
It got lower and lower, a golden ray across the
bay and Into tho sho 1 In which the Columbia
stood. Then It chopped below the horlron.
noil tho i.ictitH took in their flags, and lights
sparklod over lho wator
As it got darkor tho thin crescent of thn new
moon appeared nnd tho superstitious said It
was an omon of good link Then the senroh
liglits flashed from tho biidgu of tlio ynchta
and the sieno becamo brilliant again It nnt
nbout n qunrtor beforo 8 o'clock when the
gates were opened and then tho eiowil
rushed along tho pier to get positions
from which thn boat could best be seen.
Somo climbed onto the roofs of tho sh ip-..
othors onto piles of lumber, and mnnv who
had brought boxes and barrels with them,
stood nt tho b icknf those who had fiont places
nnd looked over the heads of the crowd Mr.
and Mrs Iselln, their four children. Col mil
Mrs William lioddard, Capt Woodburr
Kane, Herbert Leeds, New bnrr) I) Thorn and '
others of the launching party wero on tho St.
Michaels, and a few minutes before 8 o'clock all
earao ashore and wont Into tho shop where thn i
Columbia was Then tho crowd began to chuer
und necks weroiriued to get a look Into the i
sheil from whlih tho niht would soon appear.
Whllo waiting tho torpedo boat M irris arrived '
from Now port with a crowd of naval oftloers.
Shoeame up tho bay veiy fast and caused some
Uttloexiltcmont by fouling somo small boats
thnt wero anchored nt the end of tlio slip i
Inside tho shop Nat Herreshoft was superin
tending thu preparations fur tho launching.
Shores wero knocked awny and nt 8 1,1 o'clock
the machinery holding the eradlo wns started I
and the bU yacht tremhlod ns sho moved Mrs.
Iseliti smashed u bottle of wine on the bow of the
acht nndstid "1 chrlston thee Columbia and .
wish thee good luck " Very slow I) the big boat I
moved on toward the water On her deck were
N (1 II rresl off ( tpt Charley Barr and s -v-oral
of the crow of tlio )iieht It was at Ims', ,
llvo minutes before her storn showed out- '
side tho shed nud then a cheer from the
eiowd grei tod licr Thou tho machinery was
stopped When It stnrtod again und tho stain
wnsilcar font sailors crnw led along the dock,
nnd, standing on tho ill!, lulstcd tho Ameri
uiu )iicht ensign on tlio staff A ringing uhaer
greeted this ni t, and tho ve-irohllghts on the
ht Mieh it I s were trained ou tho flag
Iiiihbyinch lho yacht moved on down tho
vvios and when tho underbody appeared it
glistened liko gold 111 tlio d irllug rn)s of tlej
sisrihlights Then her niddor t niche 1 the
w iter, and It seemed ns If the vac lit must havo
life, and having tasted the wnt r hiiirioi to
float, Tho sped wis increased a little but
still It was slow compared with n.hsr
launches As her dock drew el-iro iheshel
a staff wasstepi ml In tho pi ice where thn malt
will stand and ou It were hoisted the
star and crescent pennant of ( ommo
doro J I'lorpont Morgan anil the red
nnd blue peiinint of (' Oliver Iselln,
Iiwoi nnd lowoi sho went Into the w ilor ind
then ns the I "W drew clear of the shml another
staff was h ie I and tho New oik aeht I lub
billgee lliltteiod fi mil' l'he b nv of th v ) lOlit
was decorntid with girlniids, but it did not
want any decorations to msko tt look fund
somo The cheering by this time had beomt
ni wm iii i i iitMi itniTrri i ' r nun r ii u . ii IT tt l i MM

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