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I THE DltEYFiS AFFAIR BEG AX.
I I jf,w fltirernment's Courage Ailmtrrd riven
(?, j,y im Knemles-Ileniovnl of Gen. 7.ur-
? linden Mny He Followed by the l'nnlsh-
flj ruent of Other Army Conspirators
R Attitude Townril Until nnd Germany.
J .ipmal Cabtt Dtioatth lo TniSt'K.
I Pvi.i'. Ju'f B. The prospoetnof a restoration
I of snilts. " t0 say justice. In France never
9 seemed so briirht as at the present momnnt.
I jet It Is will to romomber that tho history of
I the Drofus affair auecusta thnt such In the
M tune to encounter some unexpected obataclo
flMp f further progress l'ulillc opinion Is now
? ihuiRlni: moie rapidly than In any previous
jl i-hn" .f the scandal, anil the Indications aro
fl thai l y tho time Drejfns is acquitted hisactlvo
H enemies i til be the objects of popular rovll-
J ( urinusly onouch thUchanBo seems to em-
H piiaslzo another revulsion of public, feeling,
H win Ii bat several times been notod In tlieso
HJ d. spatelu-s during the past year, namely, the
J nath ml sentiment townrd Russia. Tho cool-
J . . waul Franco's ally, which hus been
Hi growing In ""veral iuurtors. Is now rapidly bo-
I c m.nu' active resentment. The iiuettlon has
1 mpii taken up by tho press durlne tho past
M da) "r two. and It Is developing Into an actual
I oimiaicn Yesterday's exchango of com-
II thmenis between tho Kaiser and Pres
Lm ,iont I ouliet further emphasizes tho
JH chiiiec and to-day the Issuo Is boldly
Vy ,ut forward that Franco should decide
III whether, alter all, Iiussla or England Is her
J R' better friend It Is Inevitable that the antaeo
' nstl, sentiment toward hussla shall Brow
I In 1 ranee, especially nftor tho Dreyfus In-
B tanli) is eliminated from tho pooplo's brains.
The stmnB isilicy, or rather courage, of the
I rri'-ent Government 1b welcomed oven by
I tli no "ll0 '1 not aeree with the Cabinet
K views It appeases somewhat tho Intense
I ni'K'iiil craving foramanin control Instead
I pf -j ft i-f weak pnltticlans. Even those who
1 i.vilo iin (i.illlffi't admire hlra for removlrg
I (.,-n tirliuden from tho post of Military Oov
I rf ,rn r .fP.irKaiidthc.ro Is noslsn yet of any
jf t,t n mi ' pposltlon to tho removal of all
Jf the I mt an I conspirators In the upper ranks
,f t ,o army lm have kept France In ills-
' Ji- Rri"' and turmoil for tho past four years.
' rhc Government has decided to transfer
w 5f (uminaiidint Iiaary. who conducted tho Es-
,jj yf t, rlii?y iii'iuirv, from Paris to Marseilles on
jtnt an nut "I lii actions in the Dreyfus allalr.
tWl' . l. si, .(sas that tho Government Intends
t. remn dens l'ellleux and Julllart from
J? tli ii rei'"tiw oIHit"
' The ijni'isays that VtomlorWaldeck-Hous-
'l Fenih,-l,i n iii.estlB.itlnic the matter of the
j I demonstrations mi the day of the election of M.
jf oiili-t to ili rrosideney. and later at Vuteull
If ami lioiiillv, with the object of nscertalulnB
nhether ilie disorders were Isolated or con-
i Cf rt."l The C it Inet lias examined the dossier
n the mater,inil a tuaci'trate will be appoint
ed to follow up the inquiry. It Is expected that
tl e niM-itiK.il ion will create a Bood deal of ex
citerasnt . i 'Hi- Nationalist new spaprs comment favor
at'b hi on tin h user's action In lsitlnir tho
1 rencli training ship Iphlcenie and his subse
quent telecram to President Loubnt, but all
ti'l, ih (inv.Tiimciit to explain the Emperor's
, tieu .it! tu !
tM IIIIITIMI lTAIt OFFICE ACTIVITY
V Slsniflrnnt in tn the Situation In the Trans-
M t.iiiI lime liners Vleldnl i Point?
fi; Vroi 1 able H'tpateS to Thk Hlf.
Wi I.nsriiis. ,Iuh si It is an undoubted fact that
BjL the War ()fll i) Is inakinE fcomo rather impor-
K tint prei aratlons In South Africa that tend to
flft r Tset artly the week's improvement In the
1 1 i iliil muitie relations with the Tiansanl.
1 'iheiels i somewhat unfavorable slcninenr.ee
: n - in li facr that Moor opinion continues to
l inelii.e towaul tho probability of eventual
HI J Ii 'stlllties Iiiasinuch as the Boors have the
lllf innkink' of the situation in their own hands as
jfll the ease now sti.nds their pessimism means
liju in1 re thin would a slmllnr foollnc on the other
I ma ude Tim Encllsh press utterances on the
f H s 'nation are of no value and most of them are
M c pen to spr,,113 suspicion.
M i It isniomnioii error to suppose that all the
jX oiitslandiiiBdinieiiltioswill bo sohed byrant-
tim'? M- modllleil fnuehlso to tho Ultlanders.
IW 'I here. no a number of comparatively minor
fWf matters which Colonial Secretary Chamberlain
. Jj Inier.ds to hwo cleared up Moreover, he Is
f Hi understood to be disposed to prese tho Roer
R i lernment Tor Kuarantees that the franchise,
K ii ee uiu'ii to the Ultlanders, will not bo taken
aa or stultified by later leBlslatlon. In this
BJ ennneetlon It Is Important to remember that
H the V ilksraad claims supreme control overall
a hwsamlhns on more than one occasion en-
g tot 'ed that claim
f ilesp,i(hfrom Johannesburir to the Central
A N"ns sajrs that tills afternoon theVolksraad
7 1 v in ovt whelming majority nereed to an ex-
S ten-Ion of the franchise and authorized the ap-
l polntment of live members to discuss with tho
f Ominment the draftiiiB of a new franchise
5 law This despatch comes from an essentially
.2 llhnde-ltn authority
H despatch from Homo says that the Oerman
4 Fteamer Ileiehstnc sailed from Nnples on July
Kg lwith l.'i.lHK) rifle. TiiK) tonsof warmatorlal
ffl and Si m mules for tho Transvaal.
I S despatch from Pretoria to a local news
,4 aceney says that the new franchise scheme
1 .iKiceil to by the lowor house of the Volks-
I S Mti I this afternoon will be submitted to tho
ui rerhouso next week.
Ii iff 1 lie bill grants tho franchise to all persons
W "ho are naturallsod at tho time of tho
' B I issane of the act or have resided
S in the cnuntry flvo years. Future new-
lomers will bo enfranchised aftor soven
Hi y ars' res'denee, with optional naturalization.
W i hlldren of aliens born In the Transvaal will
M. . ' enfranchised upon reachliiE tho bbo of 21
W ' yen ps
i 7tir lHI.KKTt nVSSIA'B GAME.
' ff "'t Her Troops First to ltnhelta, TVlilch
the (znr Hail Plnnnrd to Seize,
J 1 .'r'tml Cable Ptipalth to Till Svs.
f I ommis, July 8. Tur. Hun correspondent at
1 iii,.ss;v writes that considerable comment was
1 c.i i-ed last vveok by the mysterious proceed-
! ,'sofonoot tho volunteer fleet of steamors.
"-lie einliarkod n battalion of Infantry nnrt six
f iniehlneBuns and sallod mysteriously In tho
Jf ' i ddle of tho nicht for a secret destination.
I I ne wildest speculations were started. In tho
1 ei 1st of which, three days later, tho steamer
J r t uned.wlththotroopsnnd Biinastlll aboard.
1 I l.ce were subsequently landed.)
1'Ii.ti is cood reason to bellovo that the
r oi were Intended to seize Italmlta, ii small
J tai.ito hi tho Ited Rea, over (which Italy
B i ms suzerainty, nnd which elaliA tho Bultan
JL -put. s Itussli has cortalnly bin covetlns
H ''lw, anluulte recently fourfiroek sub
S 'swer.i arrested thero bythollillan Resl
M 'I at (loveriior and proved to ho ijusslan em
S iaries This presumably precli Iwted events,
B r the Italian Oovernor at Massoynh, rushed a
II ' ilo of cuniiauies of native roops there,
m iiinl, a- it turned out, nntieipatd Kusslnn oc-
ipation by onl a few da) s.
I' Thonuwsof tho Governor's Jdup reached .St.
J I'eiersburg just in tlmo to reall the steamer
A" "MesM. ioi, of couree, perseverance In tho
. '.' ''fliru.i would then have involved war with
1 ;' Ihis Is by no means, desired, even to
U i nm .H "rnlcsle position, In the lied Sea.
which i more or less a tborn in KiieUiiiI's
I "'do It Is probable that Italy will now aban-
t t gjj the shadowy suzerainty and boldiy annex
rOLVNXEHUS KEVlBtVEIt IX LOXDOS. I
Two Seventh llejcluient OfTlrers Hepresent
tho New York Htnte fiiinril.
.TjotiiiI CabU Utmalth to Tur. Snv.
LosrioN. July 8 -Ovor 'J7.0U0 olunteors. to
Bother with 1,000 veterans of twenty years'
standlnB wcro reviewed bv tho Prince of Wales
to-day, Street truffle was stopped for tlueo
hours boloro tho march past. Most of the
brlundes ai-sembled on tho Thames Kmbnnk
mont, and tho nearby Btreots wero crowded
with Bpoctators, Includlne thousands of coun
try visitors anil Saturday half-holiday makers.
Anions tho Americans Iprcsont was Mnjor
Gen. Bumnor. tho United States Military
AttaclnS. who was mounted and In fiilluullorm.
On the staff of the Prince of Wales 'wore Adjt
Do Witt Clinton Falls nnd Cnpt. I'rnncls O.
Landon of tho Knventh Heelmont of tho New
York Stalo Nutlonnl Guard In full uniform,
and tho ofllclal Buests Included Uric-don.
McCoskry Butt and Oen 1 muk henton.
Messrs. Talis nnd Landon, representing tho
Kew York militia, declared that tho review was
ono of the flnost slKhts thev had ever seen.
Tftey srently admired tho military bearliiB ntul
serviceable appearance of tho men. They de
clined to speak moro fully on tho subject, ns
they would Immediately make an ofllclal report
of tho affulr to Gov Itooeelt,
Adjt. Falls nnd Cnpt I.nndou are dellfihted
with their recoptlon In London. After tho re
view they dined nt tho mess of the Queen's
Westminster IleElment. On Friday they wero
suestsat Henley, and to-morrow they will dine
with Col SlrCharles Howard Vincent and Lady
Vincent, Gen Trotter, commanding the Dis
trict of London; Gen Lord Wolseley, t'om-mander-ln-Chlof.
nnd Gen. Sir Evelyn Wood
On Monday Adjt. Falls and Cant. Landon will
Bive a dinner to Ambassador Choato and tho
above-mentioned officers, nnd next Saturday
they will lslt Windsor on the occasion of tho
Queen's presentation of colors to tho Scots
Guards. On July 17 they will start for Paris.
IteturninB. thoy will visit the rltlo ranse nt
Bisley beforo 9tartlnB for homo.
have xot airEv ir Trt rAitis.
Work of masting the Rorks Thnt Hold the
HlK Ship Com On.
fveint Cabtt Drtpairh foTlirSu-.
London, July 8. Two months of oxposuro
on the Cornish rocks has itlvon the Paris the
appearance of a dorollct of ears' standlnE.
Capt. Watklns, tho officers, and thirty of the
crew remain aboard nluht nnd dny, hoplns
asalnst hope. Tho llfo Is excecdltiKly tedious,
but thero Is no dancor In flno weather and
llttlo oven whon an east wind dashes tho blB
waves nualnst her sides The coatRiiards aro
then on tho nlert ntul ready with tho rockot
apparatus In case of dancer.
Pilots nro resularly aboard ready to steer tho
Tarls into tho harbor whon she Is freod. but
tho divers hnvo a slow nnd danserous task.
Tho rocks which hold the blir ship aro belns
carefully blasted and hundreds of tons hnvn
already been blown ud to enablo tho divers to
reach tho main injuries beneath tlio boilers
and enBlnn rooms Tons of rocks are belns
placed In the ship's stern In order to tilt up hor
bows in readiness for the next hicli tide, when
tho tugs will asaln attempt to release her.
MEXICAX 1'KIEBTS ACCUSED.
Arrhhlshop Mny lie ltemovril ns a Result
of n Vatican Investigation.
Xlieeint Caolt Despatch to THr Sine.
IIomf. July 8 -At tho heslnnlnB of this year
some stir was caused In Vatican olrcles ny the
discovery, made accidentally through n perusal
of the Mexican newspapers, of widespread an
imosity to the Church In the repnbllc. duo
chiefly to the aliened corruption of the clersy.
Cardinal Rampolla started a searchinB Investi
Bntlon, ordered all the Mexican Hishops to re
port fully on the charges, and lasd month sum
moned tho Archbishop of Mexico to Home
Tho Archbishop insisted that the newspaper
reports were malevolent inventions of the
nntl-clorlcal press, but ho had to admit that
Bravo scandals had occurred fn several prov
inces by the indiscriminate salo of indulgences
nnd other Illicit methods resorted to by tho
clorKyol nil ranks to Increase their Incomes.
The Archbishop Is now in dlsKrnce, for It Is
evident that he has shown sross Incapacity,
and It Is not improbnble that ho will be removed.
A QVEEX'.S STATUE OF THE VIROIX.
Mnnrnrrt or Ilnly VMU Personally Dedlente
Her Work on Roern Melunr,
,Siff mf Cabtt D'twatrK to Thk Hex.
HoMr, July 8 Queen Marsarot has promised
to climb lloeca Melone, one of the highest
penksofthe Italian Alps, to take jiart In tho
dedication of a statue of tho Vireln. of which
the Queen hersolf Is the sculptor. About two
yenrs aBO a company of Alplno mllltla were
marchlnB over Koeca Molono when an ava
lanche started and nearly nil waro buried be
neath n vast mass of snow. Asslstnnco was
summoned quickly from the nearest military
post, and all the entombed men wero resouod.
The Queen was strangely muved by tho In
cident. Hhe composed a thanksRivliiB prnyor
to the Vlrcln. and resolved to mnke a stntuo
and eroct it on the spot of the rescue. A verso
of this prayer Is eiiRiaven upon the pedestal of
ADA 111. II AX XOT TO Vl.A Y IX I.OMIOX.
Gives Up Her Drury Lane Enansement
Owing tn the Shock of Mr. Dnly's Death.
Sj ictat Cubit Utivatrh to Tur. Hus,
Losdov, Jul) 8 Miss Ada ltehnn la so pros
trated by the shock of AuBUstln Daly's death
that she will not appear In tho Drury Lane
drama which Cecil IlulolBh has written for her.
bhu mny play In London next sprlnB.
MISSING I.I77AE VASHIIIT.
Disappeared from a llnliy Cnrrlnge T.ntt
rrldny-Is Only 1U Months Old.
All the Brooklyn police aro Instructed to
keep a sharp lookout for llttlo Llzlo Cassldy,
who hns been missliiB from her home. UK)
York street. Brooklyn, slnco Friday morning
Trom the fact that a child answerinc to Llzio's
description was seen wulklne hand In hand
vltha atrango man lnth.it vicinity tho bcllof
has spread In tho nrichborhood that Li7zlo has
been kidnapped As Llz'e's father. Thomas
Cassidy. I a man of no means. beinB a woik
man In the Arbucklo lolToe mills, thero would
seem to be no motive foi kidnapplnB
Lizzie Is IK months old rilie speaks only n
few words, and Is not able to toll her full name.
Thu police am inclined to leni that she niny
have wnndered Into ono of tho cross stn ets
and down to the river and fallen In. In that
crowded tenement district a baby toddliiiB
ahiiig tho street would not bo likely to attract
atteutlon . , ,, , , .,,.,
Tho last seen of the child was about It o'clock
Friday morning when she was In her baby car
riage, with tho other three children of the fam
ily around hei W hen her mother camo out to
look for her an hour luter sho was goneniid
none of the other elilluren knew how or w here,
exiept that they remembered her making le
peuted attempts to crawl out of tho baby car
riage. Mrs Cassidy made Inquiries around the
nelghburhood, but did not worry much,
blievlnB that tho lit t re one would tin I! up safe,
until a woman named Lvon tuld her sho hail
seen a child like Lizie with n man, at Urldgo
and Prospect Mtreets The man was leading tho
child and he stopped at a Iruit stand to buy her
some fruit Then tbut'assldvssetout to search
In earnest They Inquired of tho fruit-stand
attendant, Frank Hole, who remembered tho
man nnd the child The man hud told him
that the child was lost; but Hole thought this
child was at least It yenrs old. nnd ho took it tn
boa tioy They had gone in the direction of
York street, he said ....
Not until lutein tho evening did Mrs ( ussidy
report the matter to the police hhe went to
tho station again ) esterda) morning, but there
was no further news or ciuo A general alarm
hus been sent out. The child has black lulr
and blue eyes nnd vvoro a fnded pink ilrenfr.
black shoes, much worn, black stocklncs nnd
no hat She has a scar on hershoulder. caused
by the lancing of nil abscess, and a small sear
on her forehead, over which her Imlr hiinirb.
Bhe Is smaltor than most children of ID months.
CAltS AXti THVCKB VI.Y AS rEllltY'
JIOA'JS IX WEST STREET.
Three I'ret of Wnter on the rnvrinrnt In
Spots nnd Floods In Adjoining llnse
inrnt. A Multitude Caught In Central
l'nrk Held There for Hours by the Rain.
Tho wet sponEO of the air was squeezed last
night bv cooler currentH from the west, nnd
the wnter was wiling out of It no suddenly
that things below went floating. Tor
threo hours and n half West strcot. from
Fulton to Duane. and tho side streets
for hnlf n block toward Greenwich, were under
water from an Inch or two to threo feet
Through tho water splashed street cars,
cribs, trucks and other volilclcs, nil
loaded down with men mill women,
while other men nnd women who wero
bound to or from tho Hoboken Ferry waded
hcioss tho totrenl. Tho Incoming tide backed
up Into the sewers nnd met ths rain water that
was trjlng lo flow out from tho streets. As
soon as tho tide turned the water subsided and
left Vcnev stroet nnd tho buildings along It
reeking with sower filth.
The water begun to rise about .r:!l() o'clock.
The gutters of Vesev stteet were tho first to
ovoiflow. 'J he ground tliero Is much lower
than elsewheie on West street and tho shop
keeperson tho north sldogot nninus and be
gan to pile their goods up out of reach.
John (' Kaislk's fruit store, at 108 Vesey
stieot. the water filled the cellar first nnd then
Hooded tho fruit nut Into the stroet. The sa
loon at l(Kl. and the restaurant at 10. caught
tho water by tho barri'lful Tho water ran
over a step Into tho restaurant nud caught
n lot of customers bv surprise. Some who
waited to llnli.li their meals had to
wade out through two feet of water
Ono waller earned half n dollar earning
two diners out on his back. It wns three hours
bofoie tho water subsided in that place. In tho
saloon nt 1 10 est street the customers sat on
the tables with their feet on thu chairs. The
bartender and wniter nadeil through eighteen
Inches of wnter to serve them
Foremen Murray and Tlmmermnn of tho
Stieet Cleaning Department had twenty men
nt work along the street poking poles down
Into the sowers and trying to let the water flow
out. Tho innnholecovers wero llttcd up by tho
pressure of wator
Hundreds of passongers who came In on tho
Hoboken boats were held up by the flood dur
ing the thickest downfall of rain, while hun
dreds more utood in Washington Market wait
ing to go across Men who couldn't get cabs
or trucks waded across, and women followed
suit. Many took olT their dress skirts to do it.
At first bo)s had a footbridge of Planks at
Vesey street, over which men and women
wnlkod for a cent each. It was floated away.
Hundred of fruit crates and boxes were
alloat and a wagon broke down In tho water
bee uise of Its minv passengers
There was an exceptionally largo orowd in
Central Park vesterdav afternoon and Iten
jovvd Itself so thoioughly that It took no notice
of tho warning given by tho lowering clouds
and did not start early forborne. When the rain
began to fall heav lly, at fi.MUo'clock. there was a
grund rush for shelter. Many scamiiered for
the nrches. hut this limited spaco was not
enough to hold them, and nearly every big tree
In the more frequented part of the park had
two or more peoplo under It
Tho Arsenal and police station were crowded,
andevonthe monkey house, which Is not an
exceptionally pleasant place in muggy weather,
was full of peoplo who preferred bad air to a
wettliiB. Even then many wero drenched.
Soinoof those who were under the arches did
not escape wet foot, nnd the rain was so hard
that tho trees were useless us shelter. Somo
of those who were under tho nrches re
mained ns late as 10 o'clock last night. Sov
oral baby carriages were left at the police sta
tion for the night.
Just after It began to rain hard the sidewalk
In front of tl East (seventeenth street caved In.
The building Is used for oflleos and studios,
and some of the ttnauta who were In
tho building concludod t lint, the front
wall wus about to tumble and got out ns
quickly as possible. Then they rejiorted to
tho police that tho building was unsafe An
Investigation showed thnt the cave-In was
caused by the rniu washing nut somo of the
onrth from under the sidewalk in frontof 'J nnd
4 East Seventeenth stroet. where tho founda
tion of a new building is being laid
When It was raining hardest the colored in
habitants of the tenement nt MM A est Thirty
first street discovered about u Toot of wntoron
tho ground floor The water eontlnuivl to rise
and soon furniture on that floor was afloat.
Then the tenants made n break for the street,
remembering Noah. A stopped-up drain caused
II ET RAILS CAUSE A CRASH.
Klght Persons Hurt In n Trolley Collision
A collision between a Myrtle nvenun nnd
ItidEowood trolle) car and one of tho Xos
trand avenue lino at Kostrand and Mjrtlo ave
nues, Hrooklvn, last night, resulted In eight
persons beinB injured nnd Ira fib; being do
la)ed for moro than nil hour. Although tho ac
cident occurred at the holght of tho storm, a
crowd of over 'J.OOO people gathered whore It
occurred and tho reserves from tho Vornon
avenue jiollee station were called out
Car 4,0'l't of the Xostiand nvenuo lino. In
charge of Mnturmnn S. J. Morrison and Con
ductor Frank Nleman. was on Its way from
Conoy Island to tho Hrondway ferries. Cnr
lolottho M)rtln avenue lino wns on Its way
from the Ilrookln liridge to P.idRcwood. In
charge of Motonnnii I'ltz-Gibboiis nndConduc
tor Monfee Dot It cars were crowded with pas
sengers. At tho intersection of Myrtle nvenue
nnd Xnstrand nvenue the Myrtle nvenuo cars
hnvo tho right of way.
Motorman Morrison ns ho neared the juno
tlon turned off the power nnd applied the
brakes, but tho rnln had made the tracks so
slippery that tho car went on with scarcely
diminished speed. It crashed Into the Mvrtle
nvenuo car, smashing tho latter's front plat
form nnd derulllng Itself Tho passen
gers were thrown about mid many were struck
tiy the II) lug glnss of the broken windows A
number of thoe Injured hurried away Light
persons wore so badly hurt, however, that they
could not get away, and these were assisted
into a drug store on the corner A cnll for nm
liulnnees was sent to the Homiropnthle Hospi
tal and St John's Hospital, and Drs. Trickham
nnd Knight responded.
The persons carried Into the drug store and
their injuries nro ns follows-
Hobkhi HornrK. 24 yesrsolil of 182 Havard strsnt,
UronM) n thiimli sprained snil rnutiiAlnns of body
K VTIF Mai osi ,Jt7 1 fsrs nlil, of 2.M ) t kolT sv f nur,
Brookbn rnntiiAinnA of the Isidy nd ihock
Ioiim u Mm Mr l",)furA old. brother ef Kittle Me
lone, contusion of the hod) sud hock
IIkmiv 1 Rirniiriio, api jesrs old. of 49 Vsrst
street Jlrnnklj-n both km es prslm d.
Piiiiii KiiiFiuieiio. son of Hear), il years old,
ball nit in iippi r Up
Amur III i iv. .'.I ears old, of 4.'G Hnruner avenue,
llrooklyn, t nntu'loni of the tiodi .
Mr Mvnv Pol vn, 4.", ears old. of art Aherdeen
street, IliooVbn. severe i lit over left eye.
Nokah Jioias, daughter of Mrs. Mary Polan, 7
jeararbl, hail tut on forehead
Tho woundsworo attended tonnd tho Injured
were sent to their homes In cubs It wns moro
than an hour before the Xostrand avenue car
was placed on the track again The big crowd
that wns attracted by tlieaccldent Htoodaiound
In the hard ruin for morn than an hour, nut tho
police reserves kept them in good order. No
arrests wein made
Motorman I'ltz-Glbbons had a nnrrow escapo
from being crushed, as the platform of his cnr
was demolished lie jumped just 111 time, lloth
cars wero badly damaged.
HASIIOI'TS I COXXECTtVUT.
Heavy ItoliiA Interfere with Railroad Traf
fic la Vnrlous Parts of the State.
WATKnni'iiY, Conn , July 8 Evcesvo rains
cut dangerous Bullies under tho XauBntuck
Itallroad nt Seymour. East Litchfield nnd nt
Hlnchcliffe this nlteruoon and also undermined
the .'M-lnch oltj wnter main here Train
bCliodilles nro demoralized
Viinstm), Conn , Jul) 8 Henvv storms this
nlternoon caused washouts on the .Now Eng
land nnd Western nnd the Nnugatuck divisions
of the Consolidated lload, greatly impeding
traflle The electric road between Torrlngtnn
nnd Wlnsted suspended traflle lor two hours
owing to nn overabundance of ebctriclt). In
Torringtnii, where the storm Is resirted lo
have been very severe, boats cosld bo run in
the streets. The most serious railroad wash
outs In this neighborhood occurred ntThoniiis
ton and Norfolk, Mad lllver, which runs
throush this town, rose two feet in three hours.
NywiNA,rte vaiiUiArt ., .. ..." 'iwioi ftHmnwagutpji
si'AD's xinr noi.E is cvra.
Her Consulnr Representative Ofllclnlly Re
reived by Gen. llrooke.
Xrteiat Cable Prtvatrn to TllK Bui,
Havana, Julv 8 Sefior Sngrnrlo, the Span
ish Consul-General, was ofllolnlly piencnted
to Gen. llrooke this mornliiB by Hecrotnryof
Htalo Capote at tho Salon Trochn. Tho now
Consul-Gcneral wns cordially received by Gen,
llrooke and dolivcred tho following speech In
"GuNEiiAi.: Tho reCstnbllshment of friendly
rolatlons between Spain nnd tho United Stntos
puts anew In Intimate contact the civil nud
commcrclnl relations of both countries My
mission Is to stiengtlion nnd endeavor to con
eolldnto tho Interests of my countrymen In the
territory now committed to )our Excellency's
nblo administration. I will do my best and
spare no effort to nttnln tho object of this, my
mission, and In order to accomplish It I neod
your Excellency's valuable nssistnnc, which
I confidently expect )our Excellency will loud
Oen. llrooke replied as follows; "lam Kind
thnt friendly relations between Spain nnd tho
United btntos hnvo been aBaiu established. All
of my efforts since I took coiiimnnd in Cuba
hnvo been dlroctcd to the re-estnbllslunent of
tho normal conditions nnd I have endeavored
to heal tho wounds of revolution. My rolatlons
with the Spanish element have been satisfac
tory. I hnvo soon with regrot manv Spaniards
leaving for Spain, but learned later that It Is
their custom to do so In thu summer. I nm
giatlfled to see that tho rolatlons In this island
between tho old enemies, the Cubans and tho
Spaniards, nro not bitter at present "
Tho Spaniards in Havana are dissatisfied
with SofiorSngrarlo because of his having snid
that thev ought to bo more friendly to the
Cubans, the old hatred being unjustified,
A despatch to La l.nrhn from Puerto Principe
sns that nn American lias purchased Hkl.OOO
acres of land In that province for nn American
syndicate The purchaser is said to bo a
Massachusetts Stato Senator of the namo of
Oen. Gomez, has received n despatch from
Manzanlllo sn)lng that tho Veterans of Cuban
Independence nro about to Issue n manifesto
denouncing him nsn traitor, and ore organiz
ing committees to provent tho delivery of
Cuban arms to the Americans.
SHixnr ix a cozrr.XTiox.
niot and nioodshed Among the Democrats
Cikvki.and. 0 , July 8. The attempt of the
Democrats of this county to hold a convention
to-day wns attended with bloodshed, n succes
sion of rows, a riot. and llnallyn split which will
terminate in two sets of delegates going to
tho State Convention and In two tickets being
nominated In this count). 'J lie convention
was held In Gcrnianin Hall. Tho dele
gates to tho convention divided them
selves Into threo factions, the Fnrley
Salon faction, headed by Maor Fnrley
and Director of Accounts Salcn; "Tho Kids"
or Wilson faction nnd the Middle of tho Bond
ers, bended by Assistant Unltod Statos District
Attorney Georco 1! McKay.
J. II. Snltsman, Chairman of tho City Com
mittee which was organized by the "Kids."
assumed tho right to open the convention.
Aftor calling thu convention to order
he announced that there were contests
In twenty-four out of tho fortv-two wards,
and ho ruled that nono of tho delegates from
tho contestod.wards could vote for temporary
officers. Tho Fnrloyitcs protestod ncalnst this
ruling and asserted that tho contests In
nearly all of the wards were uncallod for, as
there had been no trouble In the prlmarlos In
those wards, and that tho contesting delega
tions were sent to the convention meroly to
prevent tho majority from ruling
When tho Fourth ward was pissed the dele
Bates begnn yelling and hissing. Ex-Chnlrnian
lleorgo Faerron nnd ex-Secretary J.J llo)lc
of tho City Committee, who nssertod thnt
they had novor been superseded legally
in office, crowden to thu front and jumped
upon the platform. They demanded thnt the
tellers write down the vote of thu ward. W.
A. Kelly, n "Kid." shoved them back. Pat
Finucnn wont to the aid of the I'arlovltes. Tho
tellers were crowded against the wull.
In about three seconds fifty men jumped
upon the platform, homebody hit somebody
else and then ever) body lilt everybody clso. It
looked llko n collego foctball game. Mon were
piled on top of one another five deep,
and all were hltthg and kicking "Polleel"
yelled Saltsninn Tho police htnrted from
the rear of the hall, but tho whole
convention was crowding forward and they
could not get through Mennwhlle the fight
ing went on A man was knocked from the
Platform on to n piano. Then he hounded to n
chair and flnullv hit the floor Quick ns a flush
he wns upon tho plntform again punching right
Then tho police got In. but ns fast as thoy
pulled u man off the pile ho jumped buck again.
hen thoyhnd nearly separated tho combat
ants there wns a brief pauso for w Ind, and then
the combatants rushed at It ngaln. regardless
of the police.
The men were knocked om the stage nnd
wont tumbling on the reporters' table Thero
wns a Horanibllng of newspaper men. nnd ono
of them received a blackened e Fully
twenty-five of the eombntnnts had cut fnces,
bruised bodies and torn clothing
Alter hnlf nn hour or more of fighting ordor
was restored. C P. Smith, a "kid. ' was cho
sen Chairman and he appointed a Com
mllteo on Credentials Tills committee
retired nt '1 o'clock and reinnined out
until II When the) repot led. n
motion was made to adjourn nnd declared
carried by t he Chairman. Afterward the Farley
Salen faction organized another convention,
chose Echo M.HolsluyChiinnnii and nut horlzod
him to iiamoa committee Hint would select
the delegates of the htnte convention nnd a
county tlekot. Another convention will bo
Holsleyfavors the nomination of John II Mc
Lean for (iiiveriiornnd undoubtedly will select
a McLean delegation to tho Htnte Convention.
bays CARRAxr.t letter wa s Foitarn
Charge Mnde by .Man Who Aided In Im
pelling the Spanish Spies from Montrenl.
Montiieai,, Julv 8. Somewhnt of n sensation
has bef n caused hero by tho publication of tho
sworn statement of Geoigo F Bell, living at
707 La Gauchetlere strcot, who now declares
under oath that tho letter submitted by the
United States Government to tho British Gov
ernment, which resulted in tho deportation of
Lieut I nrrnnzn and Soflor Du Boso from Ciinn
dn. was n forgery
Hell's sworn statement Is to tho effect thnt
he wns nceompanli'd by Detective Kellort to
tho house in Mont real where the twoHpinlards
were stopping; that he stolen lottor nnd took
It to Wnshliigton, giving It to Chief Wllkloot
thelnlted States Secret Servleo; thnt it was
thero translated nnd found to bo harmless; that
additions to nud erasures from the orUlnal
translations vveio made at Chief Wilkin's In
stigation, distorting the meaning of tho letter:
that a letter i'iiibod)lng thu translation ns
amended wns forged in Chief Wllkle'sofllce.
nud thnt this forged letter was then given out
b) the United htutes Secret bcrvlio as Lieut.
Bell savs Chief W ilk ie promised to pay him,
but has never settled Ills account.
Levi ., I.elter's rersonnl Property.
CniCAiio. July 8. Lov I Z I.elter's schedule of
personal propert). which was Hied to-day with
tho Board of Assessors, plncen the ex-Chlcngo
merchant's holding of this kind nt 'JOO,oiio.
Mr Letter wns the possessor of many times
that nmotint In city rnllwny stock nlium before
tho disnstrous failure of young Joe I.eiter a
little more than it year ago, hut his scliediilo
would indicate that he had le go of his hold
ings Ho owns largo real estate intciests here,
but did not nchedulo that property.
(en. Walker Arqutttt-il.
BitiiMoMi, Vh Jul) 8 After eight hours'
nrgiimont tho Bristol. Vn jury at 8 :io to
night acquitted (Jen James A Wnlker of tho
chargo of shooting Attorney W. 11 Hamilton
vvitli intent to commit murder Gen Wulki-rs
friends were so boisterous in their joy ilmt tho
Court find them $10 each, but afterward re
milted the fines
Weitcott Express, 14 Park place, cntcks baggsize to
and from all parts of Mew Xork and Brooklyn. Aim.
GOV. ROOSEVELT SUMMONED
zx lTAsmxarox ix rkspoxse to a
telegram from the I'ltESinEXX,
Long Conference nt the White House Re
garding the Appointment of Ofllters for
the New Rrgliiieiits-teriins of the I.nte
War with Spain to Have the Preference.
Washimitov, July 8.-Gov. Uoosevelt nr
rlvcd In WnshltiEton thlsinfternoon nt 4 o'clock
and will be the guest cf Presldept MeKlnloy lit
thu Whlto House until to-morrow or Monday.
Ho came in response to u telenraphlo sum
mons from the President, and was met at the
Pennsylvania station by Acting Secretary Cor
teljou Ho was driven immediately to the
White House. He talked with Mr. Mclvlnlov
In the Cublnet roomfor a quarter of an hour
and then left the house while tho President
and Mrs. McKlnls) went for a drive.
The purpose of the President In summoning
tho Governor, ns Mr. Uoosevelt lilmsolf said,
was'to have a talk with him regarding the or
ganization of tho ten new regiments of volun
teers about to be recruited, nn.l particularly
with loferenoe to the appointment of principal
ofllcers for the regiments. After dinner to
night the President and Gov. lioosevelt had a
long conference in regard to the coming ap
pointments. It being the doslro of Mr. MoKln
ley to carry out conslsientlv the unnounced
policy of the Administration to appoint these
ofllcers solely on their merits. After tils first
Interview with the President tills nfttrnoon
Col. lloos-evelt said:
"Now thnt the President has asked my ad
vice In regard to thise appointments I hnvo no
hesitation In expressing to him my opinion
thnt tho officers for tho new regiments of vol
unteers should he chosen strictly from the list
of those who berved In the Spanish-Amerlcnn
war, and so far as possible from those who
served with special distinction nnd from first
to last demonstrated their capacity for taking
care of nnd commanding their troops If a
sufficient number of these vetorans are avail
able It wo-! d .seem particularly wise, in tho in
terests of justloo and efficiency, to appoint
them to commissions In the new volunteers.
I shall tnko occasion, of course, to recommend
a number of my old comrades in arras In the
Iloncli Riders' resriment. for they deserve
places and some of them want them. But I
have no fnvorltej, except as thev may deserve
consideration on a"count of their seivlces dur
ing the recent war."
The President was asked to-day to appoint
Col. Ward, late of the L'O'-'d New York Volun
teers, to a Colonelcy In the now volunteers and
It was understood that this officer Is among
those who will be favorably recommended by
As soon as Gov Uoosevelt saw the President
It was made clear to him that Mr. MeKlnloy
wished to consldercandldates for commissions
on the merit 'basis only, and that ho had sent
for the Governor, first, because he believed til
judgment in military matters to be excellent
and, secondly, because he is a rcrornn volun
teer officer hlmelf, who will be governed by
no motive of politics In discussing the candi
dates for appointment.
Witblnlthe last week a great many candidates
for commissions have been presented by Sena
tors and members of Congress, and the lum
ber of these recommendations Is not limited
ov the.'numberot ongrossmenwho have called
ut the White House within that time, for a del
uge of letters relating to the proposed appoint
ments have been received from distinguished
men In every part of the country. Z.Th Presb
debt has caused It to be made" known very
plainly, however, that the same rules which
governed nppolntmentsiforthe Spanish-American
war will not obtain at; the: present time,
but that veterans of the recent war will have
the preference In every Instcnee, without re
gard to polities. This Is not regarded, of
course, ns no admission that the appointments
Inst venr wre not wise one. hut simply nsnn
expression of the President's view that recent
milltnrv experience Is a vnluable consideration
in making and issuing the new commissions,
A ronortor of Tiik Si'n asked Oov. Itoossvelt
to-night If there wns any truth la the report
that he has Ision summoned to VvashlDEton to
have the post of Secretary of War, tosueceei
Bussoll A Algor. offered to lilrn.
"There are some stories that are not worth
denying." was the reply.r"nnd this Is one of
them. To becin wltn. the President wouldn't
offer me the Place of Seeretnry of War. and. In
tho second Place. If there were fourteen Sec
retaries of War I coul 1 not give up tho Gov
ernorship to be made one of them."
In thocourspof ,i running conversational out
matters of present public Interest t lie Governor
referred brieflV to the Sainpson-Kehlo). Hodg
son eontiovi rsy. siving that thu easo was nn
exceedingly unfortunate one. nnd that
tho proper authorities should treat It
"with a heavy hand" This wns in con
nection with n rumor in circulation to
day that Col Uoosevelt was to be
culled back to the post of Vsslstant Secretary
of the Saw, which rumor he characterized ns
the must nbsmd of nil
lteferrlng to nntl-expansinn anil the antl-ex-pansionlsts.
Gov, Uoosevelt said'
"Of course over) Amorii nn worth) the nnmo
must stand behind the President In hks
resolute purpose to tiring the Insurrec
tion In the Philippines to nn end I
have no question that by tho beginning
of the ralnv senson Oen Otis will be in
b position to stamp out nil resistance.
Then the President will see that tho reign
of absolute Inw and justice follows It
cannot Im too clearly kept in mind
that tho whole trouble is due to men who for
two months prevented the ratification of the
treatvof pence, nnd to tho-o who declined to
give the President tho troops ho needed upon
the terms nsked. Those who opposed the rati
Meat Ion of the t real v have on their souls tho re
sponsibilltv for most of the bloodshed, both by
our own troops and the natives, and those who
have everslnce been encouraging Agulnaldoto
tho limit of their small capacity share the
guilt so far ns their feeble powers per
mit. Those who opposed giving tho
forces needed showed themselves euemios
of the country and tho flag. Every man
who so voted in tho Senate mny have tho
satisfaction of knowing that he has
done all ho eoulil to bring discredit on
tho fine and disgraeo upon our nrms.
It Is nil the moro to tho credit of the Admin
istration thnt It has steadfastly pursued the
path of national honor, unwaveringly up
held the Interests and good name of
the nntlon as a whole. In spite of tho
wny It hns been bumpered by thoso
who sought to betray the country. Wo hnve
a rlsht to demand tho support of everv true
American for the Administration's policy In
tho Philippines, nnd every American who
Is both farslchted and patriotic should
loin In renouncing alike the men who strive
to give aid to tho InsurBonts In the Islands and
those other men who prevent our armies be
inB made equnl to tho national needs,"
EXGIXEER A SBASSIXA TED.
Illoodhonnds Take t'p the Srent nnd (lo
StrnlEht to Ills Ion's Home.
HuNTsvn.i.K, Ala., July 8. Engineer E.
Weatherford of tho Florence branch of tho
Southern Unllwny was assassinated in cold
blood this morning while asleep In his trnin at
TiHcumbln. Hlsson.Johii Wentherford.whols
also an engineer of tho Southern Hallway,
s In jail charged with tho crime. Engineer
Weatherford brought his train Into Tusciimbla
late last i.iglit and pulled over to n sido track
to await the train on tho through line Ho
went Into a ear nnd Iny down to sloop, While
bo Iny there a mnn Icllmbed up on n car
opposite, took deliberate aim at tho sleeping
llgure nnd sent n pistol bullet through his
brnln. Theenginucr never moved nfter beinB
When the news of the mil rdor spread through
the town Tuscumbla was thrown into a high
stato of excitement The authorities nt Chnt
tnimoRU wero requested to scud bloodhounds.
The dogs reached thnt plnee this afternoon
nnd were Immediately placed on the trnll
Without hesltntlng nn lni.tnnt.tho dogs took
up tlio scent and went straight to tho homo
of the murdered man's sou. John Weatherford,
who wns immodlntely nrrested nnd placed In
jail. Tli" theory advnnei d by the stnte is that
thu murdered man had n largo insurance upon
his life, and his son, who Ishlsonl) heir com
mitted the deed Insecure the mone) W'enth
erford whs one ol inn oldest railwii) men In t lie
Ninth, nnd had been uu engineer fort) -threo
New I'nat Trnln tn Detroit.
The New York Central's" Detroit Bperlal leavta
Sew urk every day at IT, U, Tint ssrvics, uo si
cess fare. .ids.
S AM VSOX VS. SlllI.r.Y.
Flushing Divided Into r'nrtlnns-Dlapute
Hlnrtrd by n Hoy's Oration.
Ft vniiiMi, July 8 John Holley Clark, princi
pal of the Flushiiic High School, iccobhIIiie
tho crodlt duo Sampson for thu victor) nt San
tiago, permlttod his son. William A. Clark, to
omit tho nnmo of Schley In an oration which
tho latter delivered at tho recent commence
ment exorcises of the school. The oration wns
entitled "The Achlevi iiients of the American
Navy." nnd In It tho oilHR orator gave short
nrcoiiiits of thu vaiious Important nnvul bat
tles r Ini'o the formation of the republic.
Paul Kvle of hylo's Military Institute. Flush
Ins, nnd n member of the Democratic Club, has
tnken exception to tills omission, und Is cir
culating a petition with n view of securing for
Schle) the credit which bethinks Is duo him
The different position" nssiimed by these edil
cntlonul nuthorlllcB lias icsiilted in the forma
tion of two tuitions, eiieh very bitter townrd
the other. A public debate may result.
i'JVr.f, DEAD IX THE STREET.
Demiiio Dropped .IiiaI ns n Illnt XVus Set
Off In n Lot Nearby.
Frederick Demiiio, 40 )cnrs old, n bricklayer,
of 4fl8 West Thirty-eighth street, quit work
yestordav noon on n new building nt Ninoty
soventh street nnd Broadway, mid stnrtd to
walk down Broadway, aeoompanled by a lellow
workman, At Mnety-llrst street nnd Broad
way Julian C. Smith, n contractor, of '.Til.')
Broadway, wns blasting In preparation for tho
foundations of a new building Just as Dem
iiio nnd his friend wero opposite the. lot n blast
went off Dcinmo cried out and tell forward
on his fnce He was dead when tho ambu
Inneo nrilved from the J Hood Wright Hos
pital. Upon exiimlniitlon it wns found thnt
Domino had not been hit by nnv of the II) lug
stone from the blast Ambulance Surgeon
Campbell said his denth was due to heart
LETTER CtRlllmit MfDGE'S DODGE.
Ho Stale the Letters of Ills fellow Carriers,
.t Ills Own.
Lotter Carrier F.dvvard W. Mudgc. of Station
S, nt Broudwny nnd Greeno nvenue. Hrooklvn.
who was arrested on Friday night for robbing
tho mulls, was nirnlgncd yesterda) before
United Stntes Commissioner Benedict nud
held for examination in $L',r.00 bnll Threo
decoy letters, containing marked bills, were
found in his iNiBsesslon nt the time of his ar
rest, nnd he confessed thnt the purloining of
tho letters had been going on for three
months He wanted the money, ho said, to
pay the doctors who vveio attending his sick
wl'eniid to provide her with luxuries whb ii
were beyond Ills mentis
Mudge wns n collector nnd wits bo nlort In
his work Hint ho tool considerable spate time
nt the office, which ho spent in linlplnc bis
hard-worked associates. Ml the letters ho
stolowi'te from the boxes of the latter and ho
never tain pel ed witli hUcmn letters.
TAKrS RF.FVGi: II ITII THE RiKF.RS.
Mart Smith, Who Shot stubhlelleld at Man
chester, Kv., Is In Hiding,
I.oNnos, Ky, July 8 Messengers arrlvins
hero to-dny from Manchester sav Deputy
Sheriff Stubblefleld is still nllve. but thnt ho
cannot recover. Ills left nrm and his left leg
were nniputiited. it being nccessaty to cut off
the nrm close up to tho shoulder. The posse
which wont to arrest Mart Smith, tho mnu who
shot Stubblefleld, has returned without Inin.
Smith has escaped lo the Baker neighborhood
on Crtuio Creek, w hero tho Whiles dure not at
tempt to molest him He Is related to the fam
ily of Wliev Baker by marriage. and Is probably
at tho Baker home Wiley Baker Is In jail at
Barboursvlllo with Jim Baker, a son of Tom
Baker, tho assassinated feud leader Smith
wns sober when Stubblefleld ntteiupted to ar
rest him, and stubblelleld was drinking.
Smith was feared by the Whites and nownrds.
nnd wont nmong them without molestation.
Ho was known to be armed and fearless.
HERMIT TAKEX FROM Ills CAFE.
Lately lie Und Iteen Trying to Shoot Spirits
with Purls Green,
Bniparvrov, N. J , July 8 Out of a cave In
the sido of a hill, where he has lived slnco Inst
winter. Oflleers Lore nnd Dare this afternoon
took Henry Gilmnn. 50 yeais old, nenzy her
mit, nnd brought him to jail, to be sent to tlio
lunntlc asylum nt Trenton next Wednesday.
Gllman's condition was wretched beyond de
scription Tho enve is In a dosol ito spot in
Hopewell township, about six miles from
Brldgeton. Oilman lived In it during the bliz
zard and endured terrible exposure
For several weeks his insanity hns taken a
dangerous turn Ho has been loading a gun
with powder and Paris green nfid llriiiB in the
air under n delusion that be was shooting
spirits He fought desperately against beinrj
brought lo HrlilK. ton, and the oflliors were
obllgen tosll mi lilm nil tin- wnv here In the
jail yard he gave them the slip and thev woio
obliged to chase him and knock him dow n.
MRS. WARD DID XOT KFEF HER TRYST.
Her Huabiind W ailed Two Hours for Ffr
anil Ihrn Informed tho 1'oliru.
A mnn of athletic build. w ho was accompanied
bvaboynbout ten years old, drove up to the
Tendorloln pollen station In a hansom cab at II
o'clock last night and asked Sergt Cnuboy If
nn accident had befallen a Mis Wind
"I nm G. A Ward," the man p. fid "I loft
Mrs. Wnrd. who Is my wlf earlv this after
noon nt Broadway and Tlilrt)-foiiith sheet.
Sho wan going tu do somo shopping nud
promised to meet me nt tho Long Island ferry,
at the foot of Fast T'iiirt) -fouitli stieet, ut 4
o'clock. I have waited two hours for hor "
Sergt. Conboy hadn't liny record of Mrs
Ward. Neither had Police Hendquiirters Mr
Ward drove nvvay. sn)lng lie would to bnek to
the ferry and continue his wall He didn't
leave his Long Island address nt the station.
SHOT AS A SI'Y IIY FI I.Il'IKOS.
Pennsylvania Soldier Captured and Shot
Whllo Scouting Near Calooran.
Ai.toosa. Pa.. July 8 A comrade of Grant
Cullom of Company C. Tentli Pennsvlvauln
Volunteers, until recently In service In tho
Philippines, has written to friends here that
Cullom wns captured nnd shot ns a spy at
Cnloocan, Cullom was tilt, nt In Hi" Spanish
languige, and for that reason wns detached ns
nn orderly to Gen Otis Nenr taloocnn ho
entejed Hie Filipino lines, but a rainstorm do
stro)od his disguise Ho wns captured nud
shot in sight of the Amerlcnn outpost.
Cullom lenves a widowed mother residing In
Kads Jetty Cnntrnrt F.iplred Yesterday.
New Ohi.fans, July 8. Tho Ends Jetty oon
tract, mado by tho United States with Capt.
James B Ends In 1874 to keep a chiuinel of at
least twenty-six feet nt the mouth of the Mis
sissippi, expired to-day Tho 1 ads cstnte,
however, will havo to keep the jetty opesed for
fiH! days to coino to mnku good tho de
ficiencies In the contract that is, to
compensate for the dais durlnB which thu
depth of water In the channel was under the
20 feet contracted for. 'Hie German steam
ship Adna of the Hamburg-American Packet
Compnny went through the jet ties to-dny with
out tonchinB. drawing -J0 feet 10 Inches, being
the greatest drausht thut uver went out.
KOO.OOO Gnllons of Oil Seized In (ieorcla.
Atlanta. On, July 8 -Nearly 'jm.ooo Bal
lonsof illiimln itlngoil have been confiscated
In Georgia ns n result of the order of ( omiiilu
Bloner Stevens dlrectlne Inspectors through
out the Slate to seize all supplies that fnll to
como up to tho simulant si i by Inw This
statement was made at the ofllco of tho Com
mlssloner or Agrlcultiiio yestorday, and Is
taken to Ind lento thnt the light on illegal nnd
dangerous oils, which the report ol State
Chemist MeCandlesi showed abounded In the
Htnte, in on in dead earnest.
The Hrooklyn to Visit Antwerp.
.Xprriaf Cabl' litipalth tn Tur Sr.
Antwi.M', July 8 It Is announced thnt tho
United Stntes wnrship Brookljii will visit Ant-
vverp In AilKU-t upon the occasion of thoan
Djck felts. A groat reception awaits her. r
K. A XT.
ft warm wislber cellar.
" una," 4i.
Wins ly 3 Minutes and 13 Secontls
on a 30-Knot Conrse.
FAIR TEST IN A SMOOTH SEA.
The Boats ColMc After the Race anil
Defender's Boom Is Smashed,
The Columbia la Outinnnicuvrcd a the)
Slnrt nnd Hns nn Interesting Imfrinaf
Match with the Old Sloop on the First
Leg In the Weather XVork thn Colum
bia Shows Her Superiority flood Jarig
incut nnd Seamanship Help tho 'OS
Champion The Courso Cnrtnlled About
IMght Knots lleiause of the laehts Mis
taking the II mt Mark Columbia's Gala
In W Indward Work 4 M Inutes 15 Seconds
Iii n race of thlrtv naiitlenl miles, twice over
n til.uigulari ouiso in tho Sound off I-nreh-i
mont vehlerdny, for n cup given bvCommodoro)
Clnreueo A. Postley of the Lnrchmont Yaoht,
Hub, the now sloop Columbia defeated tlisr.
glorious old single-sticker Defender by thres
minutis and thirteen seconds, elapsed
time. It was Intended originally that ths j
mighty duellists should sail over n '
course of thlrtv -eight knots. Tho sailing
musters mistook u mark of the lllveisido Yacht
Club (which had a regatta yestorday) about six
knots from the stalling point fur the mark In
dicating th llrst oluJit-knot leg of the I.aich-.-mont
course, and the race was thoroforo uus
off iiboul eight knots.
The weather conditions throughout tho con
test weto about tliosamo for each racer. Tliero
was u light brceo at tho start, nnd n cood
club topsail wind, that moulded snowy frills on
the waveci est s, marked the finish of tho spec
tacular battle Tho Columbln Balucd two
seconds on tho first leg. when tho achtsl
HH'iit most of Ihelr tlmo in an Inter
esting lulling match: on thn second leg,
a rlx-knot beat. tho Columbia got
the butter of the Defender by two minutes and
two seconds In tho windward vrork the Co
lumbia revealed grenter tenderness than the
Defender, but she persistently cllmbod to
windward of her In the three-knot run home
under splnnnkers on the first round, the Co
lumbia gained Ave seconds She mnde the leg;
In tho rapid tlmo of 10 minutes nnd 58 sec
onds The Defender covered thn first Icb of the tri
angle In the second round with the wind just
nbaft the beam In 1 minute nnd 7 seconds
faster thnn thn Columbln The Defender thue
nppenrs to bo better in smooth wnter and with
the wind between tlio bonm and quarter than
the new boat. A slight shift In tho wind
enabled tho yachts tn make tho sec
ond leg of the courso on tho second
round without tncklng. It wns a reach
close-hauled, nnd the Columbia gained 2 min
utes nnd :i seconds. On the llnal three-knot
leg home tho Defender gained .'1 seconds. This
was iluc to the bungling wn) In which tho Co-
Imnl'Ia set her enormous spinnaker It hung
In stops too tlghtlv tied nt nut n quarter way
down the st i) and resisted nil efforts to broak
The race mnv be considered to prove thnt the I
( oliimbln Is n better boat on the wind than the
Defender in n smooth sea, nnd thnt, otherwise,
she is not much the superior of the yacht of
IS! 1,1 The Defender's sailors aro somewhnt
cleverer thnti Columbia's nnkoo tnrs, who
will doubtless do In tier when they nro moro I
famllinr w ith tholrs)i
After the race both vnchts stood across the H
Sound ami took In their snils They ran to H
their mooiings olT New llochello under jibs) jfl
onlv. Tin Defender picknl up li"i moor- I
lairs mid then the Columbia came on fl
foi hers Somehow or other n mlscal- I
eolation was made ami she uiissod the I
mooring nnd before her headway could bo
stopped she struck the Defender a glancing U
blow with hor bowsprit on the boom. Thu B
new boat dies not appear to be Injured nt
nil, but tho boom of the Defender in
split tn pieces nnd sho will go to llrlslol I
curlv to-moriow morning to irot the damage. H
repaired i one connected with either yacht I
would talk about the mMnp. It is probable
thnt the Columbia will m company the De- B
fenderto HiKtol nnd get read) to recolvo her I
new "tool mast. U
1 ho Moil boom of the Defender wns mado I
b) the Hcrresholls u IM'.M, It is round I
In shape and Is nvelid on tho In- B
side It stood tlio strain of the trial races
nnd cup i.ices in Hint soar, tin was always fl
looked on with some distrust, and mnn B
thought that it would not take much to wreck fl
It and that it nil flit go during one of the race fl
and kill some of the sailors H
Gray Is npiiarcntl) the fvdilnnalilo July tint fl
for )nchtlng tills year. The mists hung alow H
mid nloft at l.archinont when tho morning Jfl
made n faint, opalescent effort to show that It fl
had renllv airived I.archmont harlior Is too H
picturesque to look dreary evon on a day that fl
Is cheerless In prosaic places, nnd tho raombersi fl
of the l.iirclimoiit incht Club, with tho buoyant fl
optimism of true sportsmen, urn proof against fl
t he influence of fogs ev en us opaque ns those that I
loaf in the Iceberg season off the GrandJHanks,
I'mei lid mounds and bits of jutting rocks fl
adorned with pagodas Bive a hint of the orlen- fl
tal to the club's delightful grounds, and that H
helped to sooth tho Impatient spirits of visitors) 9
who couldn't get liny consnlntlon out of tli) fl
leaden skies und focgy norlons. fl
When the folks from New lork Interested in fl
the race lietween tlio giant sloops cot to tho fl
I.archmont Club's house, after a drive over H
smooth roads, through pleasant wooded places fl
pust hnndsoma linmcH, they almost forBOt tho fl
morning's ilsaipolntliiE hue trylnB to do jus- fl
tics to the generous and Ingenuous hospitality fl
of the dub They bad lots to look at beside H
the scene from the broad and cool verandas. fl
I.archmont Is far enough from the mad- H
ding port to make It unprofitable for H
big excursion craft hereabouts to venture fl
taklug crowds to seethoraces there. Business fl
nnd pleasure craft of big dimensions wero not fl
on hand, but thnt contributed, rather than de- fl
trncted, from the glory of tho raoe. Ths fleet fl
that wns seen dimly at first off the cove wns fl
pot large, but it wns select. The owners of fl
nearly all tho sailing yachts around nro trut fl
Cnrlnthlnns nnd had the holm thomselves. fl
The water space beforo the elubhouse, when fl
tic Manhattan contingent got there, was rip1 fl
plelets. and the wind was almost too faint to ba fl
registered. 1 lie I.arehmdnt experts of ths
"Hocking Chair Fleet " said there was a genfls ' flj
breeo from thn west. Nothing wns visible). 'fl
more than hnlf a mile out from their cheerful H
punt of vautnge. i H
Hut tho undaunted tars of lnrchmont savy A fl
hope in overjthliiB Kx-CommodoroOus Mon fn fl
roc. otherwise known as "the Proprietor, lA H
wouldn't let nn) body sny thnt the prospect wasu Iff flj
Bloomy. Ho fosters tho tradition that Ltrch4 B HJ
mont never has had a failure on a revet day. HltV I H
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