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' flfl I f gJQwB3BPiiiai r v V "4 a'r to'y an to-morrow; south winds. uTtll
Thre Church Steepler and the Root of
Two Themtre Carried Awny ami Many
Hornet Dnmnged-Ornvet Uncovered by
the L'VniolInc of Treet, nnd Telegraph
and Telephone Wire Torn Don n Many
Narrow Eecapcl. but No One Injured.
ilfM7AKTn. N. J.. Aug. 2 A tornado swept
Into the southwestern cornor of this city nt two
minutes past 3 o'clock this afternoon, moved
i along a path 1.000 feet wldo In a northeasterly
direction, bowled down threo churcli stoeples.
m swept away portions of llio roofs oftwothoa-
I tres, twisted ono liouso n quarter wuy nround
f ' on It toundttlon. uprooted trees and laid bare
tho bones ot skeletons In one churchyard, did
about $ 150,000 worth of damage and passed
out at the northeast corner of tho town, still
looking for new towns to conquer. Bo Ilerco a
torm Is not recalled by tho oldest Inhabitant,
and yet. with all tho damace It did, not n nlnclo
llfo wns lost, and so far as reported up to a lato
ho'ir this oetiitic no ono was injured.
At 'J:4.r o'clock there was hardly a cloud In
the sky to obscure tho midsummer sun. At
2:55 o'clock, off to thosouthwost of the city, a
small black cloud was seen. Fivo minutes later
the cloud. moving toward the northeast, had
expanded Itself so that the sun's faco was hidden
and twlllcht canio over the city. Two mlnutos
after this everybody In tho vicinity of Broad.
Jrsr, Jefferson, Cathnrlno and William stroots
and Madison avenuo knew that a tornado had
struck tho town. F.verything movable was
Urine through the air, and pieces and sections
of things ordinarily stationary wet picked up
la tho teeth of the wiud and scattered hither and
yon alone the path which It made for itself.
The First Presbyterian Church stands oa tho
west sldo of llroad street, just west of Jersey
street. Tho church, In some form or anothor,
has stood there since the days of the devolu
tion. Around the original structuro years aco
I was built the present brick edifice. Abovo the
eastern or front end of the church roso a bolfry
tower and spire about 100 feet high. .Cross
ing Droad street diagonally, almost In front
ol this church, the tornado struck the
steeple just above tho belfry. The motorman
of a trolley car which was passing nt tho tlmo
eaysthat the steeple swayod from north to
south a moment and then toppled over. At
.. 3:02o'elock, the hour being fixed by a dozin
VI merchants in tho vicinity of the ohuroh, it col-
V lapsed with a roar, a rumble, a cracking of tlni-
B, bersandadeafonlngerash.
'I Almost simultaneously with tha falling of the
church 6teeple a succession of crashes were
hetrdfroni many parts of the town. Super
stitious person were certain that tho end of
the world had come. More sober-minded folk
concluded that half the buildings of the
town had been swept away In tho path
of the storm. Yet no one cared to
Tonture out to ascertain tho extent of tho
damage or to find out what. If any, was the
loss ol life As the force of tho wind subsided
a thunderstorm name along In Its wake, with
an electrical display, tho most brilliant which
had been seen for many a year, while the roar
of the thunder led with the roar of the whirl
wind and the noise of tho fnlllng buildings
Then the rain came, first In great drops and
then In torrents, but this lasted only a short
I time and In a little over eighteen minutes tho
sun was shining again. After tho storm wns
over It was stated at the local weather bureuu
that only ,38 Inches of rain fell, while tho wind
had travelled eighty miles an hour.
As soon us citizens thought it safe to venture
Into the street, it seemed as if half tho town
had turned out to find out what damago had
peen dpne, A treat mass of wooden timbors
lay in the northeast eoruorof the yard of tho
First Presbyterian Church That was all
that remained of tho steeple, and thnio
who should know said that a hundred feet
of the spire had been carried away. Hack of
the church edifice Is the churchyard, filled
with the tombstones and monuments which
mark tho graves of many or the city's dead.
The churchyard presented an uncanny sight.
Several tombstones were blown down, while
four or five trees had been uprooted, exposing
bones in the graves they had shaded for vears.
Directly opposite the church Is the Lyceum
Theatre A portion of the roof of this building
was torn off and a large skylight over the stage
was carried away. A block to the south and
esst. at the cornor of East Jersey street and
Jefferson street, stands the Star Theatre.
The roof over, what Is called the stago
gallery and about half tho main roof
or the theatre wero ripped off. carried
across Wobster street and deposited at
the entrance to the Central llnptist Church on
the east aide of Jefferson streot. A good por
tion of tho wost sldo of the Central Baptist
-hureh wasdamnged. and almost at the amo
, , moment that tho roof of the theatre struck tho
l church the storm struck the church
spire and toppled It over into i;nst
TfV Jersey streat. Tho roof or the nave of Christ
. 7 Church was carried off and the flat roof of the
steeple to the Third 1'resbyterlan Church was
ripped up. carrying 2(H) feet along and ncross
Jersey street and deposited in rront of the
,0"'' Mrs. Hess. All ot these buildings
"X their Interiors seriously damaged by rain
alter the roofs woro torn off.
Leaving tho churches nnd the theatres, tho
storm continued on In a northeasterly dlreo
tlon. completely blocked Madison avenuo with
uprooted and broken trees, nnd then
struck William, street. Here It Played
all kinds of pranks with the houses, Patrick
,rk,.s ,Pn.r.n wts blown Into smithereens,
and Wr.Huey's house wns lifted from Its
inundation and twisted a quarter way around.
More than a dozen houses In this section of the
town were unroofed and otherwise damaged.
A mora carslul examination of tho wreok
made at tho First l'resbyterian Church
showed that the woather vane at the top
or the spire had been blown across llroad
street and Into a telegraph pole, whero
ll..,u..ckn.,",,. Tno be" of u,e Central
J!ar,1l" Churcli lies In the street and
to-night the children are making uso
.. 'V IP their play as nn Imaginary
alarm bell. A whole row or trees In front of I.
y KlKBiiiH s were uprooted, and a great elm in
! front of Dr. Montfort's resldencoinKnst Jersey
5. .I'1 wn Dlown down, carrying away a corner
of the house with It.
p.0'nJf.ht Mo'iiT (lav in, a dollvery clerk for J.
lotts A bon. belioves that he had the most mi
raculous escape from the storm of anybody In
t Izabeth. Ho was just leaving the store with
a load ot goods. The store is in llroad street
and was right in tho path of tho storm. Onvln
i? u.JU,t climbed upon tho wagon box when
me tornado struck tho wagon, and knocked It
over carrying (iav In nnd tho horue beneath It.
The horse finally kicked himself free and. so
jar as is reported, hasn't beer, caught yet. On
lookers thought that Oavln must suroly hnve
been killed, but a short tlmo alter the horse
i?59:away tl"' young man was soen to pull
himself out of tho wreck and hurry Into a
store, apparently unhurt,
telegraph and telephone wires were carried
m awar. and for a whllo the town was cut off
.!n ."tfi'niunioatlon with surrounding towus
m and villages.
I The storm struck Jersoy City about 3 V. M.
ii'lf."7, Tno raln was preceded by a heavy
windstorm, but when tho rain begnn to fall In
1 r...rHniti",B8l.t ,'uKin a 8hort !'" 'he wind
1 &,. '5")r ""b'l'led. A few trees were pros-
I V.? nmi B0'n nwnlngs blown down.
S .J10 jfBr ns could be nscortalned.
no other damage wns done. The sewers In
R ?r?n.urnrV,c' x" "' ere unable to carry
H DL i"1 'olume or water and tho streots were
H w.",.!1! l.r"n.rsJu l,'o lowor part of tho city
were also Hooded.
Torrents or Rnln-Llghtning Strikes Many
A lliilldlnct-Olnit Ilroken by Hall.
A Sykac i'se. Auc. 2 -A violent storm of thun-
gj "".lightning, rain and hall swept over Hyra-
H cuse and vicinity from tho northwest at noon
to-day. Lightning struck many dwellings.
andsomo were set on fire. The Iron grand
tnnd at the State Fair grounds was bad
IT damaged, tho rmjl and supports being
twisted and bent Tho State Institution for
Feeblo-Mlnded Children was struck by a bolt,
but no serious damago was done. Trolley polos
were struck and the lines doubled, and
elcetrto lights nnd telephone connections
f woro burned out In many parts ol tho city.
Great damage was done by water, dirt
l'." 1'OliiR gullied nnd eellais Iloodeil.
Washouts occurred on the Kolny. Walnut ave
Jrir1r ttP.wh "H"" 'reet lines of the llapld
i-5lt tnI'nr- Market gardens were
I SJ52.?.d br wlnl Pnd ''all. One thoiibuud
jjanea of class were broken by hailstones lu a
slnglo greenhouse. On tho roof of n business
block in arren street there wns a pllo of hall
stones fltteon feot long, eighteen Inches wide
"tid a foot deep. The mcasuioment of tho
rainfall showed that 1.3o Inches of wnterwns
deposited In two hours. Mitnv horses, struck
uy hailstonos, tan nwny.
Inquiry by telephone nt different villages In
tho surrounding country Indicates that Syra
cuse was the storm centro. though thorn was
h;;ny rain, with some lightning, nt llnldwlns
Jll e, Skancalolos. and Oneida. Tho farm
build ngs or II. W. Smith or Konwood. pear
Onoldn, wore burned.' Tho temperature tell
greatly duilnir tho storm. Atl A. 11. thother
"ipmeter registered 70. at 1 P. M. 07 and at
Kinoston. N. Y Aug. 2,-Much damage
was done In this city and nlonu tho valley of
tho Lsopus Creek up, to tho Catsklll Moun
tains. At rhu'iilcla there wns u big washout
on tho Ulster nnd Uelawaro ltallroad. In this
city scores of trees wero blownloverilsomo of
them fell on houses, crushing them In and
Knocking off chimneys. A monster flagpole
on tho roor of the Cornell Steamboat Com
pany building was shattered by lightning, the
Pieces being hurled In all directions. The
largo mansion of John i:. Van Etten on Oolden
Hill was struck by lightning nnd totally de
stroyed, with its contents. Tho occupants
were shocked lijr the ljlt. While a score of
employees nt Hlllobrnnde'a shlpvnrdtat Eddy
villa wero In a building In which they sought
shelter, tho building wns struck by lightning,
and thirteen men wero hurled to tho floor.
Henry SlathlM of Ravine stroet. this city, was
filled: Jacob Post was sorlously Injured, nnd
the rest wore rendered unconscious.
Jamestown. N Y.. Aug. 2.-A terrlfle thun
dor ami hall storm coming from Lako Krle out
a swath six miles in width across Chautauqua
county at H o'clock this morning. beating down
grain and eory other kind of vegotatlon in its
pat h.
.Tho storm was of about half an hour's dura
tion. While It lasted everyone was drlvon to
sheltor. Hailstones 3J inches In circum
ference wero picked up on the street In James
town In largo quantities, and when tho storm
suhsldod it would have beon easy to shovel up
a wagon load of Ice. The greatest damagewas
done In the crape regions along the shores of
I.ako Lrle. Mneyardsln tho path of tho storm
wore beaten Hat and many thousands of dol
lars' damago was done. In the village or Sugar
drove. Pa , the boys engaged In snowballing
somo time arter tho storm.
IIuptalo. Aug, 2.-Tlie hailstorm struck Huf
falo this afternoon at 3 o'clock sharp. Hall of
theslzo of moth balls rattled down on the town
for nearly ten minutes, but no material dam
age Is reported. A fow wlndowsweie broken.
I he storm blow over quickly and the sun came
Sakatooa. Aug. 2. The region of the lower
Adlrondncks was visited by a destructive
lightning, wind and rain storm, which began
at 1J o clock to-day. Frank Casey, proprietor
of Cany's Holel, which Is about midway be
tween North Creek and Hlue Mountain Lake,
wns Instantly killed by llehtnlng. He stood In
tho doorway of his hotel, watching the storm,
when the bolt struck him. His two sisters
were standing on either side of him and were
rendored unconscious. Tho Homnn Catholic
church at Olmsteadvlllo was struck by a bolt.
The telegraph and telephone wires in the
storm-swept region wore damaged.
Albany. Aug. 2. In this neighborhood sev
eral barns were struck by lightning and
UJica. Aug. 2. The storm burst upon Utlca
at l:4j. coming from the southwest. The
streets wen soon so deep In water that It was
Impossible to cross from curb to curb from 3
until 3 o'clock. Everything eleatrleal In the
city was In distress. The City Hall bell, elec
trically operated, rang for ten minutes, troiley
enrs weie stopped nnd 21f telephones wore
burned out. The lightning plaved into tho
Opera House, where the West Minstrels wore
rehearsing for to-nleht'a opening. Qulnn A
O'Harn's Icehouse was nearly destroyed. Scores
of buildings wero struck, but tho Fire Depart
ment prevented serious damago. Several barns
near Utlca wero burnod.
AMSTrnruM. N. Y Auc. 2. A number of
farm buildings throughout this valley were
struck and burnod. A West Shore ltall
road oonductor said to-night whon at the
I ort Hunter station that he counted eight fires
raginc when coming up thoallr. Tho barn
buildings on the Itutter farm Id the town of
Florida wero among those burned. Hall fell
during the storm. Tho storm came up at three
different times. Oraln and corn have been pros
trated and fruit trees havo suffered groatly.
Wilminoton. Del., Aug. 2. A wind, rain and
hall and thunder and lightning storm struck
this city at U o'clock to-night and contlnuod for
twenty minutes. It took the character of a
cloudburst and 2. Inches ot rainfall. Hun
dreds of trees were blown down and one house
was unroofed. Telephone service out of the
olty was stopped. During a storm early In the
afternoon another half Inoh ot rain fell. Light
ning struck in two places, but did no serious
Dover. N. J Aug. 2. narry Millar, age 12.
wasfstruek by lightning and llnstantly killed
while riding on a load ot oats which Monroe
Hill, a farmer of Succasunna, was taking from
the field to the barn at noon to-day. Two
horses attached to the wagon were nlso killed
and Hill, who was on the wagon between tbs
horses and the boy. was badly stunned.
nAT.z or rims juts loso ititAScn.
Strikes Alphens Ilorden's ITonse and Stnns
nil Wire anil n Child.
Lono Branch. N. J., Aug. 2. The house of
Alphous Borden, on Sovonth avenue, was
truck by lightning this evening and every
room but one in the house was damaged, Mrs.
Lilllo Borden, her two ohlldren, Abblo and Al
fred, nnd Mrs. Alice lteddy and her child
wore In tho building whon tho bolt struck.
Tho bolt struck tho chimney and the d went to
every room except the one where Alfred Bor
den lay sleeping. The lightning appeared as a
ball of fire and was seen by two neighbors.
Mrs. Edward Herbert and Mrs. George Lackey.
Both wero overcome and unable to render any
assistance to those in the Borden house.
The ball of fire passed directly In front of
Mrs. Borden and her daughter, who wero both
badly stunned. Abblo Borden's back was
burned, and she wns helpless for a long time.
As soon a Mrs. Borden regained conscious
ness she rushed Into tho bedroom whero
Alfred lay sleeping, expecting to find him dead.
Ho was unharmed, and everything about him
in the room was In order.
a rr.AixriBr.it strkets blocked.
Vpraoted Trees, Tore Down Trolley Wires
nnd Damaged Buildings.
Plaintield, N. J., Aug. 2. A windland rain
storm of unusual violence visited this city this
afternoon and did conslderablo damugo to
proporty. Tho greatest lnconenience was tho
blocking o( all trolley card for nearly three
hours. At threo dlfleient points along the line
huge trees were unrooted, and these Tn falling
broke tho trolley wire.
Tho house owned by Ben Eddy, at 521 West
Second street, wns wrocked by a falling treo.
In nrlouH parts or t lie city trees were
torn up and stronts blocked. Cornelius
Compton ot West rront streot wns blown
Irom his wheel while riding homo. He received
no injury. Two hundred telephone subsnrlb
ois wero denrled or seivlee. At South Plain
fleld the bam of '.. 11. Smith was wrecked, and
a number ot orchards wero ruhied. (Jompton
Vail being tho hoavlest loser. No loss of life Is
8TOH31 UEAcnus n'AsmxaToy.
Mnny Houses Uninnfed nnd Trees Uprooted.
Including One I'lnnted by It, II, Hnyes.
Washington, Aug 2. Washington was vis
ited this eenlng by n heavy wind and rain
storm. Many houses wero unroofed and a
largo numbor or trees uprooted. A buckeye
treo planted In the White House grounds by
liutherfoid It Hayes was blown down, and the
looforthe Smallpox Hospital, where somw of
tho Inmates o the Soldiers' Home at Hampton
are being detained on account o( tin yellow
IrtiT scare, was carried away by the wind.
('HPltol Hill sulTeied luoro h0urcly than other
paits of the city.
l.lghtnlug Hits Things In tlin llrnni.
Lightning struck the barn of Mrs. Mary Mc
Kenna of 524 Bobbins nvonue yesterdny nftor
noon nnd loosened n section of tho roof, which
wns slammed by the wind ngaiust the house,
hewnti -IUo fci't nuay A huise belonging to
Thomas Carl of Doris street. West Chester,
was struck by lightning and killed. A bolt
struck two oak trues In Bronx Park nndHet the
wood aflre Mounted Po'lceman Cotter sent in
n lire alarm, but the rain had extinguished the
lire by the tlmo a flie engine arrived, Light
ning split In two a big oak tree at Joromo and
Bunibido uvhiiuus.
'Mil nilo at .Murkliaui,"
Kpoch rpaUiutnmt-l "The Mirsola at Mirkhim "
be uini lu to d s .'r'ninj Jounm
li' Kreiier, moro fn.ciuul,:iv and more thrilling
than " lu Ilia Stev." Adv.
Five Refuse to Vatn for the SS,100,000 rinll
of Records Ilonds All Vote for n Resolu
tion of Doubtful Validity to Issue Hands
to l'ny Pierce 834,2S0-Several Explain
ing Hint They Think It Is Void.
Tho Counellmen who on Tuesday were ad
judged guilty of contempt by Justice Fitz
gerald of the Supreme Court for failure to obey
n mandamus issued by him attempted yester
day to purge thtmrelves of the contempt by
oboying the letter of the Trlt. while Ave of
them voted to defeat Its ourpose. and tho five
nro said to bo In danger of going smack to jail
as a consequence.
Tho Counellmen were advised by their coun
sol that It they adopted a resolution authoriz
ing tho Issue of $34,255 worth of bonds, the
sum named In the writ, they would be comply
ing with tho ordor of tho court. Bo thov
ndoptod it. This amount Is duo to John Pierce,
tho contractor for the new Hall if Itecords. It
lsproided for In a proposed issuo of $2,100.-
000 bonds, which hns been authorized by the
Boatd ot Estimate and tho Board of Aldermen,
hut which the Council has held up. Thore is
a difference of opinion as to whothor a reso
lution providing for a bond Issuo can legally
originate In tiny body oxctDt the. Board of Es
timate, but the Counellmen wanted to keen out
of jall'and at the samo time keeptthe rest of tho
nail of Itecords bonds tied up. F. Laflln Kellocg.
counsel for Mr. Pierce, thinks that the tesolu
tlon they passed yestorday Is absolutely in
effective nnd dofeats tho purpose otth court.
Instead of carrying it into effect, and that the
Councllmon who refused to vote for tho whole
Issue havo only shown further contumacy. He
served yesterday on the counsel for tho Coun
ellmen the form of order In the contempt pro
ceedings. Tho order is. In part, as follows:
"It Is ordered and adjudged and decroed that
tho suld (namo of Councilman) for his said
misconduct bo and lie Is hereby fined tho sum
of $100. to bo paid to th relator, and it Is
herebi furthor ordered, adjudged and docrccd
that tho said (fourteen names) be committed
ty tho Sheriff of the city and county of New
York or tho Sheriff of any other county to tho
county jail of sntd county In which they may be
found, to b there detained in close custody
until each shall bo willing to comply with the
commuud oKsald'porcmptory writ to assemble
and authorize tho Comptroller ot the city of
Now York to Issuo corporate stock for the pur
pose of oayiug the relator the sums of $14.
450 and $10,805, the amounts earned under
the contract nnd thereafter until
each of tho said parsons named as aforesaid
shall have puld the sum htrelnbefora specified
as the amount ot his fine for his misconduct
and that a warrant Issue to execute this
This order will be presented to Justice Fitz
gerald to-day'aud on bslng signed by him will
act as an order of arrest. Tnt Couacilmea
will have an opportunity to show that they
have purgod themselves ot contempt. If they
have. Mr. Kvllogg said yestsrdiy that there
would b no let-up In the fight against the
Counellmen and that he believed they would
be in jail to-morrow.
Tha contemptuous Counellmen s effort yts
terday to rlde.two horses at once was made on
i ssotion by Mr.'Cassidy (Com., Queens), which
ho Introduced oa soon as the Council met. His
resolution provided chat "lu obedience to the
mandate of the Court" th Comptroller bo au
thorized to issue $34,255 worth of stock to pay
Mr. Pierce. The retolutlon was a long one and
described the contract In detail. As soon as
it was. introduced Mr. Leich (Beo.. Brooklyn)
asked Preiidcnt Ougganhelmer it the Council
had tte power to originate such a resolution.
"My opinion Is that we have powsr to com
ply.wlth the order of the Court." said Mr. Uug
uenhtlmer. Mr. Leich demanded aspeclflo answer to his
question. Mr. Quggenhelmer declined to
give It. on the ground that he wis not himself
tatlsfled as to tho legality ot the action. Then
Mr. Leich asked of Assistant Corporation
Countol Morgan, who Is assigned to the 'M
nlolpalAssembly and who sat aUthe' President's
right, whether the Council had cower to adopt
such a resolution. Mr. Cassldy objected to
the question and Mr. Quggenhelmer sustained
the objection. Then Mr. Quggenhelmer.told
Mr. Leich that he thought that in adopting the
resolution the Council -aa complying with the
order of the Court. Mr. Leich eat down and
the roll call began. Ylce-Cliairman Oakley
was: the first one to ote. In explaining his
vote ho said: , ,
"I believe we have no right to originate such
an ordinance as this, but I shall vote aye. I
don't want to defy the Court. I don't believe
that the:8urremo Court hns tho right to take
me bv the throat and direct me to vote yes. I
believe we have been shabbily treated.bv the
Corporation Counsel aad the President of this
body. Supreme Courts have erred In (lie oast.
1 have the greatest resnect for Justice Fitz
gerald, who Is an exceedingly able Jurist and
a good companion, but he Is not infallible. I
think he erred In holding us to be In con
tempt. I am surprised at the actloa of the
President. Ho should have notllled us of tho
mandamus. The whole thing Is Irregular.
This resolution Is irregular. 1 don't think It
is legal or will be sustained."
Mr. Bodlne (Dem.. Richmond!. In explain
ing his vote In the afllrmate. said that the
mandamus proceeding were not In accord
ance with the American theory, and that the
person who applied for tho mandamus must
havo made misstatements to procure It. Mr.
Engol (Tain.) said that tho proceeding wns the
most outrageous he had ever heard of, and
that he felt that he ought not to lmo been In
cluded in tha contempt, proceedings. Mr.
rranelsoo (Rep.. Brooklyn) said that he voted
In the affirmative (Imply becauso tho court
ordered him to.
"I don't think." said Mr. Francisco, "that tho
Supreme Court has any right to order me to
voto so, anyway."
Mr. Hottenroth (Tarn.) voted In the affirma
tive, but said that the Council had never re
fused posttlvolv to obey the order of the court,
nnd that the Cassldy resolution was absolutely
UlegAl anil worthless. Mr. Leich uttnekej
President Uuggenhelmer for not warning the
members about the writ.
"I don't believe this Counoll hns any right to
orlgluate a resolution like this." suld Mr.
Leich. "I shall call up the bond issue of
$2,100,000 at once. I have no desire to go to
jail. I believe there Is collusion on the part of
certain city oitlclals to put us In a bad light.
Curses, like roosters, come home to roost."
Mr. l.elch's associates smiled during his
ipeech. Previous to the meeting he had shown
to eeverdl ot ftls friends a card whloh read:
rieait Jdmil Ileartr :
: ' :
; Kingt County JV. :
: A ham ir. r.mcn.
Mr. Wise (Tarn.) in explaining his vote said
tho uewsDaoers treated the Council unfairly.
Ho asked Prealdent Ouggenheimer if ho had
ever said the Counellmen should bo put In jail.
Th President said no. Then Mr. Wlso said:
"Next to my Qod Is bv wife and next to her
Is the Supreme Court. I'm too old a man to
come here nnd do an act unworthy of a man
ind a fathei. I vote are."
"I hnen't any wile, so I will just vote aye."
said Councilman Brlce (Tarn.). Tneaty-slx
members voted on the resolution, all In tha
aillrmatUe. The absentees were Ebbots
(Dem., Brooklvnl, French (Dem.. Brooklyn)
nnd Mundnrt (Tarn.), none ot whom is of the
fourteen adjudged In contempt. President
Ouggenhelmerdeclnrnd the resolution adopted.
Then Vice-chairman Oakley presented a
communication from the Board ot Aldermen
setting forth that ther had adopted unani
mously the Board ot Estimate resolution pro
viding for the whole $2.10O.0O0.worth of bonds.
Mr. Oakley urgsd that tho Council adopt ICat
once, Mr. Caesldy immediately offered an
amendment to strike out $2,100,000 wherever
It occurred nnd substitute $34,255, Preildent
Ouggenheimer was Inclined to rule the amend
ment out ot order at first, but permitted It to
be voted upon. When Mr. Price's name was
called he said:
"I've voted lor this thing every time It has
onmo up. Our trentineut by the 'Supremo
Court merits some rebuke, but I don't know
how you are golug to rebuke a Supreme Court.
!( Its ngeats are nil like the impudent ono who
net called on me. I think the Supreme Court Is
n contempt nt us. He refusod.to let me see
the original ;mandnmu and threw this nt: my
I ret iproducluc a copy just served on him in
the corridor).
Mr.Leloh. In explaining his vole en the sub
stltutlun, said that he understood that Pierce
didn't have the contract, anyway. buCthat a
faored Tauimanr man named Murphy was
tho real contractor. The alTlrmatlvo votes
were cast by Cjsldv. Conly (Dem.. Brooklyn),
Doylo (Dem.. ,l)roeklyn), Francisco (Hep..
. Brooklyn) and .Murray (Tom.). Tho absentees
wero Ebbuts, Fronch, Hylnud. Muudorf and
Tho resolution Irom the Board ot Aldermen
was then put. There wiw no debate. Cassldy,
Conly. Dovle. Francisco nnd Murray, nil of
whom wero In contempt or the Supremo Court
already, voted In tho negative. Ebbet. French
Hvlnnd ond Mundorf woreabent. Thoro be
ing but twenty votes for the resolullon. It wns
lont. It was put in special orders.
Mr. Oakley then called uu tho repavement
bond Issue of $2.1)00.000. There Is a big row
over this because Commissioner Keating won't
tell the Counellmen what streets ho Is going
to repute nnd won't lot them pick out the
streets. In thedobate on It Mr.' Francisco said:
"I'll bet.vou 2 to 1 the Commissioner can't
tell where Broadway In my dlttrlet Is"
"Wo don't bot here," said Mr. Ouggen
heimer. "I'll take a chance, anyway." said Mr. Fran
cisco. Mr. Leich said that ho was going bo
roro'the Mnzet'Conunlttte to-day and he would
tell tho committee about the "departmental
despotism" under which tho city struagles.
The resolution wns Peaten. Cassldy. Doyle,
Francisco, Loloh and Williams voting against
It. nnd Coalr. Ebbets. Fronch. Hrlnnd. Mun
dorr. Murray, an Nostrand and Wise being ab
sent. Tho only other bond Issue considered was
ono ot $250,000 .'or! payment for work .done
on tho Croton Aqueduct, Part of the money
from tlio.o bonds will be used to pay tho claim
of John McCuade. on which mnndamus pro
ceedings hnve been threntsned. Mr. Fran
cisco wanted to know what tho money was to
be used for.
"I can't tell without reference to the papers."
said Mr. Ouggenheimer. "I haven't them
"Well, you'd bettor get them," said Mr.
"You had better take your scat at once."
said tho President, bringing down his gavel.
The resolution wns adopted 2 1 to 2.
WhlleMie Council had beou In sosslon tho
Aldormcn had adopted a resolution Introduced
by Mr. Goodman (Ilep.) providing that the
members of the Municipal Assembly who are
lnwvors be appointed a committee "to frame
nn ordinance that will provide for tho selec
tion of special counsel In order that the mem
bers of the Municipal Assembly may. us thev
should, be relieved from individual expense In
defence of their official acts." When this
reached the Council, Mr. SIcGarrv (Dem..
Brooklyn) moved that it bo put on file.
"I move It be adoptod." said Mr. Csssldy.
"I movo wo put SIcGarrv on Hlo." said Mr.
Leich. Mr. MeOnrry's motion was adopted.
Won't Let Its Inedertlvo Leader In tbe
Council Run for Sheriff.
Tho continued inability of tho Tammany
men in the Council to keep that body in order
has caused the leaders of Tammany Hall to
consider the advisability ot punishing the men
to whom the task was intrusted. Tho first ono
on whom they can lay their hands is John T.
Oakley, tho Vice-Chairman of the, body and
the leador of the majority on the floor.
It was expected by tho leaders of Tam
many that Mr. Oakley would be able
to keep his fellow members out of trouble, and
It was not expected that he would gel himself
adjudged guilty of contempt o court. He suc
ceeded In doing 60 last week, and It was said
lust evonlng that by doing so. and by his
speech yesterday denying the right of the Su
preme Court to Interfere In the Council's ac
tions, he had ruined his chances ot getting the
nomination for Sheriff this fall.
Mr. Oakley's nomination was regarded as a
sure thing bv Tammany men until last week.
Mr. Oakley was sura ho was going to get it.
He had Mr. Croker's Indorsement and his
friends congratulated him two months ago on
his prospects Now tho outlook Is different.
Mr. Croker Is coming home next week, sailing
from London on Saturday. When he arrives
Mr. Oaklov's shortcomings will be laid before
him and it is expected that ho will decide that
Mr. Oakley has not developed those traits
which a candidate tor Sheriff should possoss.
tub rnr.siDBSi'B i'acatiox.
lie Receives the Officers of tha Thirty
first Regiment.
Plattsburo, N. Y Auc. 2. Just one woek
has elapsed since President and Mrs. Mc
Elnley arrived at Ilotel Champlaln. and it has
been a most enjoyable week for both. During
all the time tho weather has boen neither too
hot nor too cold. This afternoon a thunder
storm prevailed for a short time.
This morning the President took his regula
tion stroll through the ground. In company
with Dr. Blxey. remaining out until 11 o'clook.
when he formally received the officers ot the
Thlity-flrat Hegimont. stationed at Platts
burg Barraoks. With ono or two ex
ceptions thu olllcors are all new to
the army, and it was the first opportunity
they hnd had of meeting tho Commander-in-Chief.
They were dressed In full khaki uni
forms nnd were a llno-looklng body of men.
After the reception the President returned to
his apartments nnd spent most of the remain
der o( the day with Mrs. McKlnley. who was
kept Indoors by the throatoning weathorand
thunderstorm. He also signed a large num
ber ol commissions ot now army officers and
transacted other official business which re
quired Immediate attention. He also received
(ion L. A. Merrltt of Potsdam and Judge
Bremer and a friend from Iowa.
The yellow fever situation nt Hampton is one
ot the matters which engage the President's
serious attention, and he Is In constant com
munication with tho ofllcluls there, keeping
himself fully advised as to tho sltuntlon.
Tho President to-morrow will attend tho
second day's play in the Hotel Champlaln
handicap. In which he has shown great Interest.
Despatches were received by the President
from the War Department this afternoon an
nouncing the death ot Col, A L. Hawkins ot
tho Tentn Pennsylvania Volunteers. Through
Secretary Cortelyou the President stated that
he had heard with great regret ot the death of
Col. Hawkins, whose gallantry in the Philip
pines was so marked as to command special
mention by his superior officers. With tho
family of Col. Hawkins and with the men of
the regiment he commanded the President ex
pressed deep sympathy.
tub UAcniAx at sax domtxgo.
No Disorders Tollowed the Asiaitlnntlnn of
the I'reildent.
Wahhinoton. Aug. 2. Tho Navy Depart
ment has been Informed byCommander Logan
ot the arrival ot the gunboat Machlas at San
Domingo city yesterday. Commander Logan's
despatch la dated Aug. Land ho adds: "United
Statos Consul sajs that death ot Presldont of
San Domingo believed not to have any politi
cal significance. Motive ot assassin believed
to have boen personal revenge. Tho Vice
President of Sun Domingo has succeeded with
out political disturbance and hns reappointed
former Cabinet. No disorder exists. I request
permission to dolay leaving five days to repair
The Machlas lias no orders to leave nnd the
Commander's request it retarded as merely a,
precaution against being ordered away before
repairs to the hoilor are made Ho was In
structed to remain nt ban Domingo until fur
ther orders
J. N. Lecer, the Hartlin Minister here, In
speaking ol recent events In tho republic of
San Domingo.tald lie thought the Government
of Vice-President Flguoreo would prove ac
ceptable to the people of that country.
" It Is now more than a week since President
Heureaux's assassination," he said, "andthero
has yet been no forcible demonstration by tho
malcontents. I think that augurs well for the
now condition of affairs in San Domingo. Jim
Inez is, however, an aggressive leader. Ho
may bo able to persuade his followers to at
tempt a revolution. If he should opsnly resist
the Government lio would. I think, be defeated.
The military arm of the present Government
Is efficient enough to crush him swiftly. In
addition to that fact It should be Bald that the
people ot San Domingo aro growing very
tired ot these spasmodic revolutions. What
they want Is peaee permanent, abiding peace
and theblosslngs ol progress and prosperity
which always crow out of pacific relations."
Operation to Save the Life of Kx-Judge
Prcmlergait of Chicago.
CniCAOO, Aug. 2. Tho operation of trans
fusing blood into tho veins of former Judge
Illchard Prendnrgast was successfully por
formed at tho Chicago Hospital to-day. John
Morrlaoy, a clerk in the Judge's ofllce, per
mitted the doctors to open a vein in his arm
and take therefrom enough blood to fill tho
veins of the patient Morrlsev was greatly
weakened by the los of blood. Little hope was
expressed by the surgeons for the llfeot Judge
Prendercast before the operation, and there Is
still only a slight hopo for his recovery.
Fireworks Free. Ilrlcbton Itenrli,
Zhurs, en., Kings Co. L. tad Bridge Trolley, Ait
rtn.vAiiKAar.K demoxstjiatzox
juaiiks nia iioxecohixo.
No Politic In the Affair Democrat on
the Committee Kx-Secretnry Cheered
by Thousands ns He Rode Through
the City Mr. Alger Not Forgotten.
Detroit. Aug. 2. Gen. Busscll A. Alger Is
again a resident of Dotrolt. He arrived in his
private car Mlohlgan at 5 :30 P. M. Detroit never
gavo any man such a reception ns ho got. It
was not a partisan or political gathering: it
was not nn Indorsement of any future political
plans of tho General, nor was it antagonistic to
any one else's plans. It was simply Michigan
getting together nnd showing by Its presence,
its decorations and Its shouts of approval that
Gen, Alger is still loved by those who have
known him longest and best.
Shortly attor noon 500 membors of tho Re
ception Committee, not all from Detroit, but
from all over the State met at tho Michigan
Central station and took a special train to meet
Gen. Alger at Toledo. In addition to the Gov
ernor of the Btate and tho Mayor of Detroit,
thero wore present many lending citizens,
mnny ot whom aro not ot the same politi
cal party as the ex-Seorctary of War. There
was only one purposo in sight, and that was
to givo Gen. Alger a welcome home. When his
private car rolled Into tho Union station nt To
ledo he found bands playing, 500 ot his Michi
gan friends lined up and cheering, and fully
1.000 Inhabitants of Toledo gathered In to
swell the sound and greet him on Ohio soil.
Tho Goneral was very much pleased nnd his
smile had all of the old heartiness in it. The
committee did not oboy the plnn to stay in line,
but they rushed around the General, patting
him on theback.shakinghlshandandin every
possiblo way demonstrating their joy at seeing
Mrs. Alger was not forgotten. A party of
Detroit women, most of them old friends of Mrs.
Algrr. was thero to escort her to President
Ledyard's private car. which had been ten
dered to bring her to Detroit. As ono of the
women presented a huge bunch of American
Beauty roses, almost as heavy as Mrs. Alger
could lilt, the crowd gave her ft special cheer.
The General's car was soon attached to tho
Detroit special, and a quick run made to Do
tioit. All the way up tho Genorul held recep
tion In every car of the train.
While all this was going on Detroit was pre
paring for the comlngof the train. Tho mould
ers in tho big stove works on the cast side
wore hustling hard inorderthat they might get
out a half hoar earlier anda greet tho Genoral
on his arrival. The ooal he'avers and the dock
wollopers also hurried and bustled that they
might be ready to form a part of the crowd
which as early as 5 o'olock began to
move along tho streets through which the
procession was to pas. Women and children
In their best apparel walked downtown trying to
find places from which the procession could be
viewed. The stores and houses along the line
of march had been profusely decorated during
the morning, and by ft o'clock everything was
In readiness. Long before the train arrived
tho streets leading to the railroad station were
Impassable, and even the marching bodies had
difficulty in setting to their plaoes.
When the General and Mr. Alger finally dis
embarked a roar ot delight from tha erowd
drowned the music of the Ave bands that had
been massed to welcome him with " Home.
Bweet Home." Tho parade was made up as
PUtoon of police.
ISO wheelmtn carrying flao, Wstr banners sad
Col. Edwin M. Irlnli, Chief Msnhsl.
Major Jscklin. Chief of Huff.
Col. MoOulrnn at tbe Thirty-second Michigan and
Qen. Church, formerly n side on the Btafl ot
(ten. Milti.
A detachment of oldler from the Thirty-first Michi
gan, who served in Cuba, and their commander,
Malor liaarer.
Gen. Henry VI. Dudela, who commanded the Michi
gan soldier at Aguadorei
CltlMni' committee, headed by Ool. Frank J. Heoier,
former master or tranaportatloa of the United
Rtatel Army.
A thouiand oltlcena marching In four flies front.
Carriage containing Uov. Plnirree, lltyor Uaybnry,
and Otn. Alger.
Grand Army Pott Fairbanks.
Woman' Belief Corpa of the Poit.
Naval Veteran' Union.
Detreit Fot, G. A. It., and several other Grand Army
Detroit veteran who served with Shifter in the
campaign of flantlago.
Catholic Knlg tin of Ht. John.
Kpicluvlo Guard.
Firemen, letter rarrlen, representative! of elvlo and
military organization and wheelmen.
The line ot march was four miles long and
every step was between walls ot massed peoplo
from ten to twenty deep. All the way the Gen
eral was cheeted. Then he was escorted ton
grand stand in front of thoClty Hall. Ho looked
ovor a crowd the llko of which Detroit has
never known. Fully 20,000 people were massed
In the squares and In the streets In front ot
him und to his right and left.
When the Genoral aroe to respond to tho
speeches ot welcome made by Gov Plngree
and Mayor Maybury he was nearly overpow
ered by the heartiness of the reocptlon. It
seemed ns If the crowd would never stop
cheering, but it finally subsided and allowed
the General to thank it for making his home
coming thus pleasant.
Whllo the General was belm; cared for by the
men's committee, tho ladles' committee es
corted Mrs. Alger to the corridor of tho City
Hall, where she held a reception.
TortXBD otr ofxbw york nosriTAT..
Wounded Man Wasn't Allowed to Stay nnd
a Mnglttrnte Couldn't Get Him Hack.
When Michael O'Keefe, a bartender of ,'lfK)
Eighth avenue, appeared in the Jefferson Mar
ket Follco Court yesterday to charge Goorgo
Blake with felonious assault, his head was
swathed In bandages andlhe seemed unable to
stand on his feet,
"That man Is In no shape to nppcar here.
Why have you'.taken him out of tho hospital?"
Magistrate Cornell asked Policeman Burke of
the Tenderloin station.
"I did not take him out," the policeman re
plied. "They turned him out of the New York
Hospital as toon as they had drasxed his
wounds. They said he was all right."
The Magistrate had a request telephoned to
the hospital to send an ambulance for the sick
man. The answer, a; reported by a rounds
man of the court squad, was that tiny had no
place for the man In tho Nen-ork hospital,
acd that the Magistrate could ond him to
"This is shameful," exclaimed tho Magis
trate when he heard the message. "Why,
thot man's Injuries are terrible, I think I
eould force them to receive him. and I should
like to do It, but I mutt think of the man llrat.
and It would be cruel to cart him around the
streets to hospitals that may not be willing to
admit him. He mutt go to Bellevue."
Mnglstrate Cornell remarked later that Com
modore Gerry had recently become ono of the
leading spirits In the governmeit of tho New
York Hospital. The Magistrate held Blake,
O'Keero's alleged assailant. In $1,000 ball lor
examination on Aug. 5.
Englishmen In Rotton Want to Krert One
to Thute Who Fell nt Hunker Hill.
Boston. Aug. 2. The Victorian Club of this
city, whose membership includos all tho lead
ing representatives of British societies In this
city, proposo to erect a monument in tho cen
tral burying ground on Boston Common to the
memory ot the British soldiers who fell at
Bunker Hill. Permission has been asked from
thu Committed on Cemeteries ot the Board of
Aldermen, and. if successful, the club will
build the raonumont by subscription among
Its members and other Britons in this city
The reoordsof the Massachusetts Historical
Society show that 220 British soldiers fell at
the battlo of Bunker Hill, most or whom aro
supposed to have been burled on the Common.
The men who fell wero members o( the
Eighteenth Boyal Irish and the Twenty-third
Ilojral Welsh Fuslleers. The lormcr regiment,
although It suffered heavy losses, captured
Bunker Hill In the final charge.
The monument will be In the shape of an
Irlh cross ot bronr..vwlth n halo around It,
mounted on pink granite with u gray granite
It was found on searching the records that
the G A. It. ha been decorating each year. In
addition to the graves of the Revolutionary
soldiers burled on the Common, thoso of four
teen British regulars and mariatf .
The Cup Challenger Rail for Thl rort-A
Cheerful Seiid.Ofl.
Spinal Cubit bewahh to Tux Sun.
GnKKNocK, Aug 2. Tho Shamrock camo out
of the dock this morning and after adjusting hor
compassos tailed lu tho afternoon down the
Firth of Clyde for Fnirlie. Tho yacht was
ketch rigged and ready for her transatlantlo
trip. The wind was very light from the south
west, and the Shamrock beat down the chan
nel In long legs, moving very sluggishly. II
nally the wind died out altogether, and tho
yacht, which wns thon within five miles of her
destination, wns taken In tow.
At 10 o'clock the cup challenger, ac
companied by the stoam yacht Erin, start
ed on the voyage to Now York. Largs
crowds witnessed their departure, and the
heartiest wishes were expressed for the suc
cess ot the Shamrock. The yachts will make
tho voyage over the southerly course It Is
now stated that all the Shamrock's crew ac
companied her.
London, Aug. 2. BIr Thomas Llpton has
purchased In New York a steam tonder for tho
Bhamrook. She will be namod Klllowon.
Gen. Cnitro's Force Scattered and lie Fleet
to Culombln.
Apen'at CaMe Vtlpmlch to The 8ck.
La Guayiia, Venezuela. Aug. 2. A revolu
tionary faction which had been operating for
some time in Los Andos. tho mountains In the
western part of tho country, was defeatod yos
terdayby a Govornmcnt force commanded by
Gen. Fernandez.
Tho rebel army was completely dispersed,
and Its commander, Gen. Clprlano Castro, was
compelled to seek snfety by fleeing Into Colombia.
irjr.r, zxriTE dmitet.
Italian Mlntttor of Marine Will Ak film to
Attend the Launching of a New Cruller.
Spicial Catle Dupatck to Til Bun.
TniKRTE. Aug. 2. It Is reported from Rome
that Admiral Bottolo, Italian Minister ot Ma
rine, will Invite Admiral Dewey, who is now
en route to Naples on the cruiser Olympla, to
attend the launching of tho cruiser Vareso at
Dow Mr. Reverldgn Came to Tnko a
Crack nt the Filipino Rebel.
iNClANAroLis, Aug. 2. No news of Senator
Beverldge has been received here, but his
friends are sot alarmed at his failure to arrive
in San Francisco. They say he will probably
land at Vancouver or Seattle.
Mrs. Beverldge has the distinction ot having
flred five shots at the Filipinos, While the
Senator was on the firing lino one day she went
for a drive escorted by a squad of Tennessee
soldiers. Sho ventured too far, and soon rebel
bullota were falling about her carriage. As a
retreat wat hastily begun she drew a revolver,
which she had carried since arriving In Manila,
and flred five shots in the direction of the
rebels, who could be seen skulxing in the distance.
Acrobat Cramer Is In the Habit of Prac
ticing In Ills Sleep.
Joseph Cramer, an acrobat, ot 217 East 123d
street. 22 years old, was taken to Harlem nos
pttal last night suffering from a broken shoul
der blado. Dr. Babcock of the hospital said
that he had treated Cramer nine times
for the samo Injury. Cramer, tho doc
tor said, was a somnambulist, and
was in tho habit of dreaming that ho
was performing and trying to do his tricks
when asleep. Last night Cramer thought that
he was on a flying ladder and got mixed up
with tho foot ot the bodstead.
Set Upon by Three tlichwnymen and Left
Kx-Aldsrman Charles Wines, now Deputy
Collector of Internal Revenue, was beaten and
robbed b? three highwaymen at 12:30 yester
day morning at 100th street and Amsterdam
avenue. He had beon downtown In the early
part of tho evening, and later had spent sov
ernl hours In "Little Coney Island." around
Wost 110th street. He started homo at mid
night. As he wns walking through 100th
streot, noar Amsterdam avenuo, the three men
seized him. They took from him $150 in
monoynnd a gold watch and chain and ran,
leaving him unconscious.
When Mr. Wines regnlned his souses he
started to hunt n policeman. He met Police
man Short and told him ot the robbery
"Oh! you goto hell!" replied tho policeman.
Wines went tothe nolle station and repeated
his story to Bergt. Hulse, who sent Policeman
Taylor out to Investigate. Alter searching tho
neighborhood the policeman reported that he
could not learn anything to substantiate tho
Deputy Collector's story.
It was said at Mr. Wlnes's home, 140 Fast
115th street, last night, that he was ill In bed
and could not talk about the ense.
Five Hundred Fenpln Held Up nnd Many
of Thorn Robbed.
Tamfrtovvn, N. Y Aug. 2. rour masked
men with revolvers held up at least 500 people
In Corry. Tn.. at about 11 o'clock on Tuesday
Ight. A Wild West clreus was In town dur
ing the day and attracted crowds to the even
ing performance. The routo to the clreus
grounds was over Centre street, a lonoly high
way. Tho robbers destroyed the electric light
near a bridge and, aligning themselves
across the road, stopped the peoplo and
the enrringes until tho street was blocked.
Charles Barton, driver of n carriage, at
tempted to pass, but was quickly stopped
by a volley of shots, A mun named Smith,
travelling with the circus, was struck on the
head with a revolver and telloved of f'M. He
threw a pocketbook containing J700 into the
f utter and returned Inter and got the money.
,nter In the evening T. Brlskov, a resident of
Corrv, wns held up nt his own door and robbed
ofSi'O. Another man. nnrae not learned, lost
9200. The robbers evidently Intended to roo
tho circus treasurer, but the police camo anil
chased them away before tho treasurer reached
the spot.
Negro Soldier Kusperted of Tiring It
Yukon Mennier Augllen Lost.
Seattle, Wash,. Aug. 2. The news ot tho
destruction o( tho United Statos military bar
rucks at Dyen on Friday was received this
aftornoon by the steamer Humboldt. Thu post,
which Is under the command of C'apt Hubby,
lost $5,000 worth of stores. Tho soldiors suc
ceeded In saving a great ileal of property. Tho
buildings are said lo have been purposely flred
by one of the negro soldiers, who llrst II red tho
brush in tho rear which set lire to nil the
main buildings.
The same mall brings the news of the do
stiuctlon ot the Yukon lllver steamer Angllen
at Five Fingors. No lives wero lnkt
Tho Humboldt brought out $50.1)00 In gold
Hwordllth l'lerret a hrhooner.
Boston, Aug, 2. The fishing schooner Al
bert W BUek arrived at T wharf this morning
alter an encounter with a swordllsh. dipt
Black report that a big fish ran Its sword
clear through the sldo of the veseul as it was
hove toon the Georges bank last Wcinusdy
night. Tho llsh broke Its sword off and cot
nwny, but mnde a big hole in the bow of the
schooner The crew have been pumping
night and day ever since
Cool Moiiutiiln Breeze lllovv.
At plcliiretijue llnpatcnng, r.uly 42 miles from
hcwiorl Fine uoLli, Aii.im;. tnatm,'. Ithing.
Xn moaiiuttoei, Lackawanna Hallroad, iiu ttroad
way. Adv.
MgsrMaW3aenr"MT' " ' i g 'tij"'!!! W".
COMES TO A 8VDDBX EXD. ijjft jfl
New Yacht In the Lend When the Fort ' ' m I
Spreader Give Way nnd Came at 111 B
General Wreck Owner Uelln and Mnta ''! H
Allen Have n Nnrrow Eicape from ' l'!l' I
Serlont Injury Accident Pronounced Un 'if jfi'fH
nvoldable-Reunlra Will Re Completed 2 ' EjB
at Urlstol In Time for Next Week's Crolie J f jfl
of the New York Yacht Club What rroin P iijll
lied to lie n Fair Teat of the Two Flyer ,'ft, H
Unfortunately Spoiled by the Mllhnp. ij !M; H
NitwroiiT. Aug. 2. During the raoe between .it, W
tho cup yachts Columbia and Defender off thla 1 VM jfl
port to-day tho now boat's port spreader broke 'J5,i H
hor topmast snapped olote to the oapof tha I j& H
mainmast, the big steel spar bont double likes i 1b. H
boy's tin putty blower and her sail oame I 'Jq1 jfl
tumbling down intotho water. All the shrouds, 'if H
stays, sheets, halyards and running tear ' '-5 jfl
above board rattled to the deck, and In tho K jfl
period of thirty seconds the noble eraf jjl
was a helpless wreck and rolled moan- 1 it jfl
Ing In tho trough of tho tea. In th , j lH
crash Mr. C. Oliver Iselln, managina . ijfl
owner ot the ynoht, nnd Frank Allen, ! J, IM
the mate, came within an aco ot being killed 'iHB
The catastropho was to sudden and anpar 'JH
ently so appalling that the scores of pleasure) (-'. ijfl
cratt and grlm-vltaged torpedo boat that wero "F jjl
following In tha wake ot tho yacht seemed ta iiB
pauso for an Instant. Then recovering frora H ;fl
the shock they flew to tho spot where tha if U
yacht lay, llko a mammoth seagull, wounded , !', ,jfl
on tho water. Emitting dense oloud ot blaoU , a. '
amoko the floet torpedo boat Gwln quickly ,;j ili- -M
distanced tbe others, and stopping elose to tho (jjfj ;l
wrock ot the Columbia hailed her. I ? '
"No ono Is Injured and nothing Is damaged ' HI ,'B
below deok," criod Mr. Iselln In reply to tha J iffiM
hoarso summons of tho naval officer. Suolj j wl
proved to be the cato. Tho Columbia's hull ' !
was intaet and there watnodangtrofheralnk' j&jB
Ing. Tbe mishap, whloh looked at first 14 I ?B
though it had ended the oareor of tho cup do .; AM
fender, can be repaired in four days. The boatt i! n&B
will be ready to start on tha cruise of the New I j;'vB
York Yacht Club next Monday and the will be) M'M
on the mark when she is called upon to race . 1(4 B
against the Bhamrook on Oct. 3 off Sandy Hook. Iflfl
The details ot the accident aro these: Tho J Pffl
yachts had crossed the starting line and wor . fefB
beating against tho wind for the Btakeboat, h. s'jl'fl
anchored one mile off the Block Island bell M I'v-lB
buoy. They had raced just fifty minutes, and l f f H
tho Columbia had established a subttan- V iilM
tlal lead over her rival. The exact tpot I 'JtlB
where the towering matt and olouds of 1 !;L'B
canvas collapsed was two miles southeast I MjflJ
by east from the White Lighthouse oa i; j ft jfl
Point Judith and eight and three-quarter r SM
miles from the Yellow Sands on the bluff of j j tflj
Block Island. The wind was blowing tresb. ,,i ', ijfl
from the south-southwest about ten miles an ; S Jfl
hour. The sun smiled brightly aud the sea ' B jfl
wns not rough. It was an Ideal sailing day. . ifl
The Columbia was on tho port taok and j M, !fl
headed In a direction that would make her j jy ;
oloar Point Judith by two milos if sho kept on ' IS ifl
the hitch long enough. Suddenly at 12:05 'IB
o'clock tho port spreader cracked. That was ii ,'.l jl
the beginning of the trouble. The spreaders .if jl
are two pieces ot wood, square shaped, like a "j U 'I
wagon tongue, that are fastoned on the top- J' m 9
matt near the lieol. and extend out on either :;i'"'"'fl
sldo about eight feet. They are used to lend U jjf.llfl
purchata to wire ropes or shrouds which ex- In MmM
tend from tho top ot tho topmast to the 1 Jtlafl
sides ot the yacht opposite the mast. They are fMU
fastoned to tbe deck by what are called turn A pJM
buoklcs. The shrouds aro drawn as taut as ' 'Jfl
possible to keep the topmast from bending. j il,fl
The reason the Columbia's port or left hand h .'jpfl
spreader broke wat that In all her trials up to 'M
last week she had been using an Oregon Km
pine mast, to which the topmast was 9
fastened in the usual way. on the for- ' lijfl
ward side ot the big spar. Lost week Hfl
this pine mast was taken out and a new steel 'Sil
mast was plaood In tho boat. This mast eon- ill
tainod a now contrivance of Designer Nat Her- JlB
reshoff In tho shape of a telescoping topmast 1 'Stlfl
which could be lowered into the hollow steel "till
tube or hoisted to Its place at will. The idea ifffl
was to do away with the cumbersome device Jsffl
heretofore necessary in fastening the topmast 1 If I
to tho main stick. I 'fill
Tho rigging of the Columbia was bent to fit w
the old style device, and when tho now matt ,t ljw
and telescoping topmast were put In last woek, !, N&'m
the gear would not run true from the deck ij ijfl
through tho spreader to the topmast head, ,1 m
becauso tho position ot the topmast had prao- , ' l '
tlcally been changed trom forward ot the main- '',', 9
mast to inside the mainmast. This appeared ,, h yM
to bo a small matter, but to-day's catastrophe rfl
proves that It is not so. Undue strain was ffl
brought on the port sprendor at this particular ' . g jfl
time in the rnco and the piece ot wood broke , fcijifl
Insldo tho masthead shroud, leaving no tup- ' pifl
port for the topmast. The Instant the i $'M
spreader cracked the topmnst, which supported 'Jil
a huge club topsail, bent llko a whip to tha -Mm
snapping point, aud thon snapped close tothe V
cap or top of th mainmast. Over to starboard ' I'Kfl
went the topsail, topmast, shroudt, halyards. a'M
sheets, and everything pertaining to the skf Mvm
works of the yacht. The complicated mats f ifl
hung tor an Instant by tho shrouds which tell Jlrl
over the gaff halyards. Then tho overwhelm- , $
lug burden proved too much tor the big steel 1 Ifl
mast, which, robbed of Its support, wavered for JM
a second, then bent in th middle like a jaok- fjfl
knife Tho whole tabrio which hung to It clat- jnM
tcrod to the duck or tell into the sea. 'A I
Tha sailors were lying on deok, strung ou jjil
flat on their faces like so many dried fish. ' jjjl
Capt. Barrwas at the wheel and Mr. Iselln'i ' ii
guests. Herbert (' Leeds, Woodbury Kane.
Newberry I), Thorno. Almerlo Hugh Paget . U
and Nat Horreshoff, tho Columbia's doslgner. a
were sitting on deck noar him. Mr. Iselln
was below. Mr Iselln and Frank Allen, the ' ?.
mate, were eloie to tho leo rail. When tho ; S
crash camo Mr. Iselln nnd Mate Allen jumpod 5
to windward just In tho nick of tlmo. The big
steel boom, weighing a ton or two. fell to tha .'
deck so closo to Allen's head that his oap was J
torn off. At the same tlmo the wire on tho 1
truss ot tho mnin boom grazed Mr. Iselln's ,i
shoulder. ', iE
The fearful suddennctsot tho thing rendered i
all on board speechless for a time. Mrs. Iselln 9
jumped up the companlonway and gajd '
horror-stricken 011 tho dosolnte scene. Thirty 'f
seconds passed, nnd not a word was spokon, ,' j
Then Mr Iselln snld: , f
"Is anyone Injured? Is anyone overboard?" A'
The words aroused all hands from tlmlr ' S
stupor ('apt. Bnrr left tho now useloss wheel 3i
and thundered forth his orders: '
"Stand by, there, to clear away that goarl" IS
" ft heru, tho port watch, and haul that 1
mnlnsall on duck " Jj
Tho Deer Isle sailors jumped atthevvrds ij
nnd begnn to work like benvors to gathor In t M
tho floating wreckage. Tho guests nn tho ' ft
yacht grasped ropes and sails with tho seamen ,.
and did what the) could to straighten out tho j
awful tangle. Within llvo mlnutos half a hun- ,1
dred steam yachts, Behooners, tloops and 1 ij
smaller boats had gathered inaclicle around 1,
the uulortunnte wreck nnd the human freight ,1
thev cnrrled were staring open-mouthed on the '?
mass of spars, sails and ropes that Uttered the ?
decks or floatedovertheyacht'tstarboard tide. '
The mast broke exactly In the middle. Half of ' i'
it still htood straight lit Its place, while tha '
other half was bent over until the top o( the .
big Keel stick rested on deck, the two part ,
forming 11 mammoth pair ot dlvldlar com- ; 1
passes. They held together where the break oc r;
curred, the parts pressed In like tins of artist's :
paint, and on top ol it all were the jigged edgei
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