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Probably fair tlgtiajf and to-morrow; moderate vlmable V(nds. Detailed weather reports wlHfct jMaif on pige I J. tut. VOL. LXXX. NO. 336. 4-f NEW YORK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913. Copyright. 1913, by tht Run Printing and PuWtMng Anoclntton, PRICE TWO CENTS. CURRENCY BILL TO SUIT WILSON Rejection of Pjijo Plan Shows Him in Control of Committee. LIVELY FIGHT AHEAD lenders. However, Think Bill Will Pass Caucus on August n. IXSriUJEXTS ARE ROUTED Every One of Thefr Hobbles Turned Down, and Adminis tration Is Elated. WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. By a vote of to 6 tli? Democrats of th House Com mittee on llanklne ant Currency rejected to-rtiy the proposed ,UJ committee 'amendment to the Administration hanking bill prohlbltltic :i member of the board of a national ''nk fro,n "'" ln a llke capacity on the board of any other finan cial In'tltutlon. The vote on this propo Itton 'ind others taken In tho course of jji, day show that tho Administration forces control the committee by a aafa majority. Work on the Administration bill was concluded In committee to-day. The bill will come up for discussion In a Demo cratic caucus to bo held on August II. Administration leaders are In a happy frame of mind over the outcome. A week afo the committee appeurcd to bo hope lessly divided, and fear was expressed that the Administration might be forced tn sb.indnn the plan to put through a banking reform bill at this time. While no vote was token on the bill ns a whole ln committee to-day, noses have been counted and the Administration Is confident of eleven of tho fourteen com mitteemen. It la1 expected the Insurgents will put up a lively fight In caucus, but Leader Underwood has given assurances that the bill will emerge unchanged. I.o.r All Along the Mao. The Insurgents lost all along the line. Every one of their hobbles was kicked out of the committee room door. Tle Itagsdale-Henry amendments, which pro vided among other things that currency ihould be Issued on cotton, corn and wheat held In warehouses, were dropped without even n division being called for. It was plain that a majority opposed these radical suggestions. Although beaten, the Insurgents have rot given up the fight. In addition to the report to be made ln behalf of the majority, reports will be submitted by them to the caucus.. The Administration Is so pleased with the banking and currency situation in the House that It already Is taking steps to prepare the way for the bill In the Fenate. Senator Owen of Oklahoma, chairman of the Senate Banking and Cunency Committee, has announced that In hit opinion the upper house will pass the Administration bill. A number of Important changes In the Administration bill mads In the last' week were given out to-night. Nearly all bankers who expressed themselves on the subject ami muny members of Congress made objection to sub-section B of sec tion 1'.', which nuthorlxed the Federal re terie board to require or permit fed eral reserve bunk to rediscount the paper f any other Federal reserve bank. This Authorisation was criticised oh the ground that It gave Inrge power that would Trove unfair In operation to many banks and sections of the country. onli-Srnlioa Rewritten. Tl.MIng to the objections, the com mittee r.uiote sub-section B, as fol lows "That the Federal reserve board may penult, or In time of trouble require, Fed ei.il icsene banks to rediscount the dis counted prime paptr of other Federal l'nue kinks, nil members of the board belr.K present wlie.i rtich action Is taken and consenting to the requirement. The exercise of this rediscount power by the Federal reserve board shall be subject to an Interest charge to the accommodated bank of not less than 1, nor greater than 3 per cent, above the higher of the rates nevalHng in the districts Immediately Hit ei ted " Section 21, i elating to reserves, also was hmended. Ah the bill was reported It leipilred nil banks In reserve cities to I'uliituln for u period of twenty-six months a reserve of 25 per cent, of their nutstnilillnir Hon., all. Th. amtwiA. incut adopted releases the reserves of tk. .... . . . "v." oaims ut me end of sixty day. Tho effect of this change Is to give theso bunkb Immediate rash reserves with which to niHko subscriptions to capital stock In the !i.!W Federul rutrvu h,nV. Section 7 of the bill, providing for tho -.eaui ui me earnings of Federal ra tal v banks, was changed In Important rwtleultirs. This section as Intro iIwkI provided that the shareholder Hmuld receive an unnual dividend of t V'T Ceilt.. Hlll-tl tllvlilAnil In It .In,l.. It provided further that one-half of the earnings should be paid Into a sur- I'lUS fund after iHvlilenil rlnlm. harf "et until the fund amounted to to per ne paid In capital of the bank. Hie icinnlnliig one-half wag to be paid u tho Tnlta-l Kutea, Dividend Nat Disturbed. fhi) ner cnnl ,lL.li,..wi ,A ...... -. H'areholdcrs Is not disturbed by tho Jniendruent. However, it la provided lli'it CO Der pent, it it... i .,rin. Hove dividends and ithor lawful claim r""" paid to tho Gsvurnnient, and 19 ler cent, to the shareholding membtv IjJIillK. . ,(!hu,rll" Wass also gave out the text w uiu important amendment creating an 1 ITL ,,,oard to ,h" ml reserve Sim "nl" n"ndment reads as follows! 'hero Is hereby created a Federal ad or.v council which shall consist of aa "ny members aa there are Federal re- Continued Seeon4 Pal. KEPT 8 WEEKS UNDERGROUND. Mystery of Merman flirt's Dlanp pearanee and Death solved. Special Cable netpalch to Tut Si , Hkiu.in, Aug. 1. The Hosiery of the disappearance nf f,'Ll - - .-.o.w ,uiiiu, u iieuim- fill slx-ycar.-old girl of Klnbcek. Hanover, " ewiveu to-dny when the police nr rested a man nntn,i v..n. ...i... i i.iiticip, mill 13 6- years of age. The girl's body was round two weeks ago In u subterranean passage tinder n building once used as a nunnery, with iiwii.-ii,,., n,. 1....1 . ,,, R .iiu, niir iiiiii been 111 treated and starved for weeks. Wolters purchased the building and built cottages on the property, In one of which the " lamer, a carpenter, lived with famllv. hi Elsie Illume disappeared on April 1. any of the subtcrrnnpnii tinHiitf.,M Mar opened by the p0ce In their search for i cniid, but the search was futile until two weeks ago, when the Udy was discovered. A post mortem examination showed that the child had lived for eight weeks after her iIIhiiimi...-. r.. n,. was starved and killed by strangulation. ooKing ror clues to the perpetrator the crime the null.-. Wore) tnvfjflflcifl until they discovered that the subter ranoan tineas wrti ts found wan closed by a freshly built wall. Traces of food were found near It, and tne police demolished the wall. They found a continuation of tho passage, which led directly to the kitchen of the cottage occupied by Wolters. Wolters admitted his arullt. hut Inter repudiated the confession. GERMAN WAR SECRETS SOLD TO OTHER FIRMS Berlin Manager of Krupps Intl mates His Company Got the Monopoly. Special Cable Deipateh In Thi Sex. nxiaiN, Aug. 1. Max Miandt. the ller- lln manager for the Krupp armament manufacturers, was called to the stand to. day when the trial of the army ottlcers accused of betraying military secrets was resumed before the Herltn mllltnry court. Urandt asserted that the Socialist leader. Dr. Karl Llebknecht. whose accusa tions ln the llelchstag led to the scandal, obtained secret reports leading to the revelations from Herr von Metxern. for merly manager of the Krupps otllce In Ilerlln. who left the employ of the firm In 1912. When nsked whether other nrmament' firms were accustomed to secure Informa tion regarding the Government's army plans by "underground methods," Urandt said: "I could answer this, but I would rather not. I don't want to make the "scandal any bigger. I know other firms were re ceiving full Information formerly and the Krupps ware not and consequently the Krupps did not get any business." Hraiult acknowledged that he had given the accused officers dinners nnd supiiers, lent them money and made presents now and then of money to the men. He professed that he did not do so In tho expectation of receiving favors from them, but because of Ills "terribly generous nature." He said he worked, as he did. on the theory that the better the Krupps were Informed the better It whs for the army. The Krupps' agent declared that his In come, including a $250 Christmas gratu ity, was tl,9S annually, in addition to which ha had tH'G a year for "representa tion." Von Metxern, he said, had 13,730 a year "representation" money. The Kaiser, who Is on his yachting cruise In Norwegian waters, Is receiving a dally wireless report of the proceed ings. WANTS TO END NOISE NEAR SICK. Sheriff llarbnraief Offers to Appoint ft -serial Deputies at Hospitals. Sheriff Harburger wrote yesterday to Mrs. Issae I., nice, president of the So ciety for the Hupresslon of Unnecessary Noises, offering to appoint special deputy sheriffs In all the hospitals of New York to aid In the enforcement of the laws prohibiting noise in the vicinity of hos pitals. In her letter to the Sheriff Mrs. Rice said: "In the name of the patients confined in the Institutions of the city of New Tork I most earnestly beg you to Inform me whether you can come to their relief. "Tho sick undoubtedly have claims upon the compassion of ell, and yet, air. Sheriff, it la surprising to note the In difference to suffering manifested by most of those who pass by our hospitals, ut. terly disregarding the quiet zone signs which the Board of Aldermen at our re quest ordered to be erected around all our Institutions. Automobile horns ami sirens that stridently shriek at all hours of the night perhaps cause mure suffering than any other factor," Mrs. nice wrote that the I'ollce Com missioner believes his force is too small for him to assign men to hospital posts, while the Health Commissioner, with only fifty men, has an Inadequate force. WHITE WING'S HALF HOLIDAY. Comnilulonrr Kd wards Makes Kx. erlnent at Heuaest Mayor. By request of Mayor (iunor Street Cleaning Commissioner Kdwurdx will try to-day the experiment of a half holiday for the men of his department. If It Is u success the plan will be continued through the month. In a general order Issued yesterday Commissioner Kd wards says that lie la "as anxious as any one to see men have vacations," but that It "has seemed ab solutely necessary that the work of this department should go on without any deviation day In and day out." "Cleaning city streets and taking rare of the rubbish, ashes, street refuse, Ac." he adds, "Is most Important from a sani tary standpoint." JERSEY WIDOWS 0ETPEN8I0N8. Waasaa With Hi Children wins , Largest Allowance, 00 a JUoath. ThsNTON, N. J.. Au. 1. About a score of women of all ages and nationalities ap plied to-day to Judge Onlehtel in the Mercer county court for pensions under the widows pension act, which went Into effect on July i. Many were granted, one was denied nd several were laid over. Mrs. Verona Fom of this city got the largest pension fit ft Math. Ms has sis cMUmT U.S. FEARS SERIOUS CRISIS IN VENEZUELA Crtiispr With Sppflnl Envoy Abonrd to Ho Rushed to La 0 11 11 y ru. (JOMEZ IS NOW DICTATOR Wnshintrton Pessimistic Despite Reassuring Reports Re ceived From Cnrncns. Order Disturbed, Says Pres. Gomez to " The Sun" The following message was rtttitti yesterday by THE SUN in reply to a Ulegram sent to Pttsiitnt Cotntt of Venttucla: "Caracas, August I . "To the Editor of THE SUN: "Your message reeeited. Public order is disturbed, but the Government is supported by the entire nation. "GOMEZ." The following message was received last night from T. W. Voetter, the American Consul-General at La Guayra, Venezuela: "To the Editor of THE SUN: "There are absolutely no reports of damage to Americans or their prop erty in Venetuela. "VOETTER. "American Consul-General." Special Cable Deipatcket to Tns Sen. Cahacah, Aug. 1. The revolt started several days ano by adherents of C'lpriano Castro, the deposed 1're.ldent of Ven ezuela, has re.iehed a stage which has In spired the Government with fear of a general uprising aualnst the Gomez Ad ministration. This was Indicated to-day when the Federal Council authorized President Gomez to assume dictatorial powers until the movement Is crushed Gen. Gomez Immediately sent a circular to the Governors of all the States Inform ing them that the Castro faction is In armed rebellion and asking them for co operation to quell tho revolt. The circular sent out by President Oomez on Wednesday says : "Gen. Clprlano Castro. Impelled by am bition and the craze for power, has pro- I voked a revolt In this republic by ordering his partisans to arm themselves against the constitutional Government. "Already rebel forces In several locali ties have dlsturlied the public order. It is iniressary for you to be on the alert and to act rapidly and energetically In assisting the Government to crush the 'rebels. "The peace of the country, which con scientious Venezuelans are bound to con serve, cannot be left to the merry of ad venturers who possess no Idea of decency. I trust you will fultll your duty." Country Opposed to llerolt. In otllclal circles here it Is asserted that the country as 11 whole Is against the revolt and that the Government will bo able to retain the upper hand and crush the lebels, ns President Gomez has received assurances of support fiom the State Governors. Fights between the forces of the State Governments and the rebels are reported fiom the Colombian Isirder and the east of Venezuela. Gen. lUisallo Gonzales In vaded the State of Taehlra from Colum bia, but was defeated by Gen. Itomero and forced to retreat. Gen. Torres Cuatro, a nephew of the former dictator, entered Venezuelan teirltory from the sea and attacked the city of Macuro. but was de feated by Government troops under the command of Gen. Zuyago. News has been received here of the departure from t'liracua of Gen. Simon Hello, Castro's brother-in-law, with u force of troops itlmari) a sloop liouud for the Venezuelan const. The Government denies having received any official In formation that Castro blmelf In on Venezuelan soil. Tenkiiiwc, Canary Islands, Aug. 1. According to Htaternenta by Gen. Castro's wife and children, who are living here, tho exiled President of Venezuela was In Hamburg last Wednesdny. They refuse to say anything ubout his plans. U. S. CAUGHT UNPREPARED. Kuiliasay at Caracas la In fharrgp af a Clerk. Washington, Aug. 1. Secretary of State Bryan discovered at noon to-day that there la the devil to pay In Vene zueta and no pitch hot. He wus offi cially udvlsed that Clprlano Castro, one of the greatest trouble makets of trou blesome Ijitln America, has returned to Venezuela and taken charge of the forces already assembled In his name for the purpose of overtht owing the Gomez Gov ernment In that country. The peculiarly embnriuHsIng feature of the situation from the Washington point of view is the' fact that American In terests In the Venexueran capital ura In the solo charge of a young olerk of lega tion, the offices of both Minister and Secretary of Legation being vacant. Klch ard Biggs, Jr., a young man from Bal timore, appointed to the service little more than a year ago, Is the clerk of the lega tion upon whom now rests all the re sponsibility for handling the delicate dip lomatic situation In Venezuela which must Inevitably arise with the progress of the Castro revolution. Though Secretary Bryan repeatedly has stated at dinners In Washington that so long as he wus In office ho Intended to see that the warships of the United States navy had nothing to do, he called upon the Navy Department to-day to rush a ship to Venezuela. Tho cruiser Pes Moines was assigned to this duty and sho will ssll In a day or two for Vene zuela from llruuswlrk, Ga. Her sail ing will be delayed, however, until Henry Continued tt Third Page, ROSE LAWYER MAY NOT GET JOB. Protest Atgalnat Sullivan aa .Mlnlstrr tn Santn Domlnao, Washington, Aug. 1. The Ilosenthal murder case has a new ramification, it may affect adversely the chances of James M. Sullivan, the New York lawyer, of be coming United States Minister to Santo Domingo. Mr. Sullivan was nominated by Presi dent Wilson for this 110,000 Job a week or more ago. He served an counsel for Jack Hose, tho gambler who confessed In the Decker case. It has been said that he had considerable to do In bringing about the confession. Protests have been received by the Sen ate Committee on Foreign nidations, how ever, on the score of Sullivan's connection with this case. The Senate committee has been nsked to study the record In that case and the matter has been referred to a sub-committee for Investigation. Objec tion also has been made to Mr. Sullivan on other grounds. Sullivan Is said to have been one of Secretary Bryan's personal selections. MRS. TWOMBLY FACES A SUIT BY MRS. ABNEY Injunction Asked Against Use of rassageway to Vin land at Newport, Nxwport. Aug. 1. Mrs. John It. Abney of New York filed a bill In equity In the Superior Court here to-day ngalnst Mrs. Hamilton McK. Twombly, also of New York, asking thst Mrs. Twombly and her servants be enjofned perpetually from using n passageway leading to the Twombly estate here nnd from obstruct ing the way In any manner. The summer estates of Mrs. Twombly ond Mrs. Abney adjoin on the continuation of Ieroy ave nue. DltH of early Newport history nre con tained In the blll.'t going back as far as 183i, when the properties were a part of the Nicholas Taylor farm. The bill tracaa the ownership of the property down to the time when Mr. Twombly bought his holdings from Ivls Ixirlllsrd and Francis Hay Pendleton made n transfer to Mrs. Abney. Mrs. Abney asserts that after Mr. Twombly purchased the estate he erected at the southeast corner near the Abney estate n stable In which he kept several horses, and that this stable stood In the line of the prevailing breezes that blow ln the summer time across her estate. It Is further averred that Mr. Twombly by building a wagon road from Ills estate to Iroy avenue obstructed the sldewalk for a considerable distance. The present garage and gasolene tanks on the Twombly estate are also sources of complaint. It Is said. The suit. It Is said. Is the sequel of the recent cutting nf several fir trees on the Leroy avenue side of VlnUnd. Mrs. Twombly's summer estate. SULZER SAYS HE'LL BUY A FARM. Wife l'lrka Oat pot Thr Will Look Over Unrlns; Trip To-day. At. rant, Aug. 1. Gov. Sulzer during all of the present political turmoil keeps at his work earlv and late and shows no outward apearance of being much af fected, but Mrs. Sulzer believes lie Is un der too much of a strain. After many Importunities to take automobile rides and other forms of diversion Mrs. Sulzer finally has persuaded the Governor to go on an automobile trip to-morrow. She says she has found the little house by the side of the road to which the Gov ernor has announced he would retire at the end of his term and be the friend of man. They will look over the farm and Sulzer said that If he liked It they would buy It right away so they could spend their week ends there. During the trip the Governor will Inspect 11 State Inatl tiitlou in which .Mrs. Sulrrr la Interested. It Is believed to be the one for women at Val.itle. which may be an Indication that the farm Is In Columbia county, although both lefuse to tell where It Is until after the purchase is effected. HOWARD GOULD HEADS TAX ROLL la IHaireal .North lleuipstrnd Prop. ert Ownrri .Ura. llaeka) ,exl. North Hempstead, I,. 1., Aug. 1. Howard Gould, who owns Castle Gould, at Sands Point, Is tile biggest property owner In the county, according to the tux book. He Is assessed for 1550.000. The tax hook, which was opened to-day, shows un assessment of til, 000,000, an Increase of 12, 750,000 over last year, Kahterlne Machuy or Harlxir Hill, Iloslyn, the wife of Clurence H. Mackay, comes next to Mr. Gould, with hii assess ment of 1450,000. Iliir husband Is assessed at (150,000, all(personnl property, Mis. Nannie Steele of Itosylu, wife of Clonics Steele, who was a business asso ciate of J. P. Morgan, Is ussessed for $l&,iioo real estute and S25.UOO personal property, l-ust year she was assessed for 1 100,000 personalty, but alio claimed that since then she lost $75,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables. Her assess ment was cut down accordingly. Howard Phlpps of Whcutley Hills Is usssessed for $75,000, John S. Phlpps for $195,000, Gladys Phlpps for $100,000 and Mary C. Church of Kings Point, Great Neck, for $100,000. TEARS BURNING FUSE OFF BOMB. Detertlv Saves an Families In Tenement From Peril, Detectives Gratnnn and Salpalamuchln of the Fifth street police station were passing the six story tenement at 184 First uvenuo lute last night when Oratnno smelted smoke, He pushed open the hall door and a cloud of smoke ioureil Into his face. He suw spill ks sputtering In a corner, leached down and picked up a stick of dynamite a foot long with a powder fuse which had burned within u few Inches of the explosive. Gratano broke tho fuse and stamped the sputtering end out. Most of the thirty-five families In the tenement wore aroused at the same time by the cry of "fire" from an upper win dow. Mrs. Ilocco Appollona had also smelted the smoke. There were scenes of panto In the hallways. The dynamite was leaned against the partition of a restaurant owned by Fas quale Vittorl. who a year ago received Black Hand letters. A bomb was exploded at that time outside hls restaurant and did 1200 damage. The dynamite found last nlaht was turned over to Insoeotar lEapn oX tho Bureau at Combustible HEARS MAY BEAT HIS OWN SCHEDULE j "Evening Sun' Olobe Trotter Likely to Reach U. S. Ahead of Time. TAKES YACHT TO SEATTLE "Empress of Russia'' Expected at Victoria, R. C, Ten Hours Before Due. "AnoAitn Kmprkss or rtfsstA, Aug. 1 (Wireless via Victoria. B. O The run up to noon to-day was 450 miles. A heavy fog envelops the ship nnd we nre now proceeding slowly. If It lifts we will arrive at quaiantlne by 2 o'clock In the morning. "The high power ynrht Maud P. Is watting for me at Victoria. "H. W. Brodle, general passenger agent of tho Canadian Pacific at Van couver, sends me o wireless message that the quarantine doctor and Immigration officer nre agreeable to my Immediate transfer from the Empress of Itussla to the yacht Maud S. for the dnsh to Senttle. Mears." Menra May neat Schedule. Victoria, B. C, Aug. 1. There Is a possibility that John Henry Mesrs will start on the final dnsh across the con tinent ahead of the schedule which he set for himself when he left The Kvk- nino Bus office In New York on the enrly morning of July 7 for his record breaking trip around the world. The Canadian Pacific Railroad's liner Kmpress of tiussl.i Is making the long run from Yokohama In eight Rnil one half days, and from messages received here late this afternoon she will rencli Victoria ten hours before her schedule time. If everything goes well during the Inst hours of the run she will have hung up n new record for the transpacific voyage. Capt, Heetham sent a wireless messnsjte last night that he would be at quarantine by 3 o'clock to-morrow morn ing. The I'mpress of Russia. In nn effort to board which Mcars made a sensational dash down the Corean peninsula and across Japan, has been the chief factor In enabling THE Kveninci. Sl'n's special commissioner to break the record made by the Intrepid Andre Jaeger-Schmidt two years ago. Canadian Pacific officials who have been watching the progress of the liner are Jubilant In the expecta tion that she will do even better than they contemplated. Mears himself Is confident that he will be at quarantine by midnight to-night. Kverythlmr is prepared tn facilitate hli leaving the ship there. The Canadian Government Immigration office has dl-M-cted lt representatives to wale an examination of the globe trotter's bag gage, which consists of a suit case and a camera. Permission has also been granted to him to leave the ship at quar antine, meaning a saving of several hours. The 70 foot power yacht Maud S., owned by Vlcent Faben of the Seattle Yacht Club, arrived In Victoria hailior ester day afternoon. She Is a powerful lioat, and everything aboard Is In perfect con dition for the part she Is to play In Mear.'s task of catching a fast train from Seattle for Chicago. Her erew Is now awaiting the wireless nies.aRe from the Kmpress of Husfta that I" to l the signal for going out to the quarantine station off William Head. Will Hash for Seattle. Mears will be ttansfcrreU to the yacht and she will then make a d.ish for Seattle, the ocean liner continuing on to tills port. The captain of the Maud S says that with any luck at all he will make the run to Seattlo In C hours anil 20 minutes, clipping by several hours the usual time The captain s;is there Isn't ail doubt In his mind that Mears will be In Senttle in time to catch the scheduled train for Chi cago. The Seattle conespondclit of Till: St'N Is u board the yacht and will mum to Seattle with Mears. Suattik, Wnh., Aug. I - There Is wide spread Interest hero In the nvuid bfeaklnrf tilp of John Henry Mears. J. O. Me Mullen, the agent of the Noithern Pact tic Hallio.id here, was In communication by wireless with Mr. Mears to-day. Ho Is advised that the Rmpiess uf Hiis,ln will lie off quarantine by inldnlrht to-nlsht. Mr. McMulleii Is ptepaied to lender eveiy assistance lie can to Meats. Mr. Mears will have choice of two fxit trains over the Northern 1'ailflc fur Chi cago, They make lh run In seventy-two hours. One of them leaves Seattle at 8:45 to-moirow morning ond Is due to arrtie In Chicago 011 Tuesday at noon. The second train will leave heiu at 7 o'clock to-morrow night und is due In Chicago at (t o'clock on Tuesday night. If there Is any chance of the globe trotter getting the first of these trains It will he held for him. And ordeis have been Issued to clear the tracks ?n all lost time may bo made up between hero and St. Paul. Should he be too late he w'lll be able to get the second train, which will also be held If nccsnry. The holding of the second tialn appears from de spatches fiom Victoria to-nlttht to be a re mote contingency, The Indications are thut Mearif will be able to t:et the fit st train and to got It on schedule time. Hallruaaa at Ills Bl'ddlnar. W. F, Mershon, general agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad In this city, received a letter yesterday from A, M. Clelund, general passenger agent of tliu road at St. Paul, which said : "I have been following with great In terest Tn Kvenino Sun's account of Mears's progress from duy to day. I have Just wired McMulleii the Northern Pa cific agent In Senttle tn keep In touch with Mears. to wire me the moment, Uo lands and to render him every assistance possible." Andre Jaeger-Schmidt, the Paris news paper man, who holds the record for cir cling the globe, sent the following cable message to The Kvknino Sun yesterday: "Kindly euble me the hour nt which John Henry Mears arrives ut Victoria, B, C, 1 urn greatly Intertilled lu the suc cess of my. rival," GRAVE FEAR FOR CHAUTAUQUA. Affairs nf flute May Keep Bryan at Ills Iteiftilnr .loll, Washinuton, Aug. 1. Considerable anxiety prevails In Washington to-night for fear Unit the unsettled Mexican prob lem and the outbreak of Castro In Ven ezuela and the expected coming of an other note from Japan may seriously In terfere with Mr. Bryan's lecture tour, which was due to begin early next week. Mr. Ilryan has announced from day to day that he expected to leave Washington at tho end of the week, but Indicated that the day had not finally been set. Ih It not known whether he will feel In a position to tear himself nwny or not. AST0R APPRAISAL IS APPROVED. Sen York Yneht t'lnli Pnn tzar, Tnx on Smallest l.eaney, Surrogate Cohnlnn nppiovcd yesterday the appraisal of the estate of Col, John Jacob Astor as already puhllshid and signed an order fixing the tax on the various legacies. The total tax to be paid under tile court's order Is $S,.Hfi,U!i2. The estate paid a preliminary tnx of $3,1.10,000, bused on its estimate nf the probable appraised value of the estate, and unlet now pay $l6fi,ii!J2 additional. The tux on the larger legacies follows. William Vincent Astor, legacy $fel,!i3:i,3!iti, tax $2,741,883; John Jacob Astor, legacy $2,917 872, tax $100,2:ifi, Avu Alice Muriel Astor, legacy $4, 851,75s, tax tl7",57o; Madelelne Tatmage I'oicu Astor, legacy, $7,7.1,8!, tux $2D0,lu:i. The smallest tux is $2.1 on 11 bequest of $500 to the New Yolk Yacht Club. DEBUTANTES SWIM FAST RACE Misses Scott, Mlrtens nnd DiiIhii tin Thrre-qnnrter .tllle nt -Xrnport. I Newport, Aug. 1. A match swimming I men between thiee of the season's di liu I tantes tool; place this morning from Itiiley's Iteach to Hazard's lleacli, 11 dis tance of nlsjut three-quarter!, of a mile. The contestants were Miss Mlml Scott, Miss Klsle Stevens and Miss Hose II, Dolan. It Is said that the young women made good time, but the winner was not announced. To-nlghl the three danced tn the Jack and Jill rpiadrille at Mrs. ! Fish's ball. WON'T FLY AGAIN, SAYS REID. I'nll Into Sea Takes Anr Aviator's ,ere, Atlantic Citt, N. J Aug. 1. Marshall Karl Held, the youthful Philadelphia avia tor who had the closest call ln his two years of flying when his hydroaeroplune plunged from a height of a hundred feet ( Into Absecon Inlet yesterday afternoon, ' announced to-day that he was through with Hying forever. . He admits he was j badly frightened during the drop Into the water yesterday. I "Never again," Held said while seated on the veranda of the hotel where he la resting for a few days to recover from his Injuries. SMOKING ON CARS CUT DOWN. t'rn.sdrr Prase Persuades Pnhlln Service Commission. The Public Service Commission adopted n order -.esterday which prohibits smok ing on all street cars except the old fashioned open ones having running beards along the sides. Tim order stops all smoking on the modern open pay as you enter cars, where formerly a man might smoke on one of the four rear seats. The order alo leaves one less seat open to smokers on the old fashioned cars. The order, which tukes effect Im mediately, followed n hearing held ut tho Instance of Hr, Charles G, Pease. The nntl-smoklng cnthusliun wanted smoking stopped at rullioad smtlons. ferry housee and on railroad trains. The commission didn't go so far as that, however. FIRST TRAIN IN NEW SUBWAY. Centre Street Loop Opens To-day llegular Service on Monday. The first train on nny line of the new subway system will be run to-day In the Centre street loop. It will be a test train, for the B. It. T. won't be ready to take pasengers on the new line until Monday, when ngular oper ation starts. The temporary equipment of the loop has been Installed by the It. It T. ln four mouths. ENGINE PILOT SCOOPS UP FOUR. Cnrrlrs Off . iiloinotille Party After WreoUlliK the Machine. Lincoln, Neb, Aug, 1. Four persons were scooped up from nn nutomobllo by the pilot of n llurllugtun freight engine to day ami rode 400 feet lu that pre carious position without being Killed. Will iam C.issldy of this city, his wife nnd their two small children wetu In the auto mobile. Casstdy misjudged the nearness of the freight train and attempted tn cross the track lu front of the engine, lu his excitement he lost control of the ma chine and the motor was stalled. The party suffered sevcie biulses and cuts. The nutumoblle was wieclted. ROBERT T. LINCOLN NOW 70. Ilntrrtnlns Friends and Relative at Birthday Dinner. Manchkstt.h, Vt., Aug. 1, Robert T Lincoln entertained a number of fi lends and relatives ut dinner this cvinlng ut lllldene on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. Tho party Included Horace G. Young end George II. Thacher of Albany and ItolH'it M. Januey of Philadelphia, who. with Mr, Lincoln, comprise what Is called here the "Lincoln font some." Mr. Lincoln Is hale and heaity and-plays his round of gulf every clear afternoon, WESTON REACHES ST. PAUL. Thousands Greet Prdeatrlnn ou Last Stretch of Walk. ST. Paul, Minn., Aug. l, Thousands of persons lined tho M recta this evening to see Edward Paysou Weston trump to the St. Paul Hotel. Weston .Mid .lis party left 11 suburban homo at 4:1.1 P. M. Ho reached tho St. Paul Hotel, a distance of live miles, ut 6:15, This Included a i-top of ten minutes at n residence distilct corner, where lie was officially gicctrd by 11 reception com mittee. Weston will lenve about S o'clock to morrow morning, giving I1I111 ample time to be In Minneapolis for the cornerstone, laying of the Minneapolis Athletic Club. WHITMAN MEN THREATEN BOLT "Disgusted"- With Fusion Conunittoe.'s Choice, They Mny HeiMidinte It. AWAIT LEADER'S WOHD District Attorney on Auto mobile Triji Will Tnlk When He Returns. eilAIWKS OF PRESSURE" Met hods of Noiniimtlnn At tiicked Siiy Whitmnn Owes Fusion Nothing. The feature nf the political situation In Nr w York yesterday w as the prospect nf a. Republican holt. The Republican leaders commented bitterly on the choice of John Pnrroy Mltcliel ns the fulnn nominee. Whether there will he a bolt depends snlily on Mr. Whitman's opinion of his chances for election ns a Republican can didate. The Republican lendeis said that neither they nor Mr. Whitman uwul the fusion committee the slightest consideration. Ac cording tn their lib as of the methods used against him. Mr. Whitman has not the least obligation to stand by the fusion ticket. Talking with one nnother the Republi can leaders did not mince teltns. They said they regarded the whole situation with disgust. Mr. Mltcliel they looked upon 11s 11 weak candidate. Mr. Whit mun, the strongest candidate before the people, had been sacrificed, they snld, to the ambition of Wilson Democrats, who wanted to build up nn orgnnUatlnn of their own ngalnst Tammany Hall, and to the petty hostility of Mr. Whitman's ene mies. Altogether the Republicans from tne men In th ranks to the men nt the top of the organisation worked themselvrf Into Indignation over whot they calbl the Injustice to Whitman. Mr. Whitman was not In town yes terday to say for himself what his plans ure. He went away early on Thursday ofternoon for a trip Into Now Knglnnd. He won't be back until next week. None of his political advisers here knew where he had gone, but they supposed that he was In tho White Mountains. Whitman's Iilena Have f bongeil. Mr. Whitman's Ideas about runnlni: as a Republican have changed several times since the campaign for the nomination opened. Hack In February he told his friends that he would "run for Mayor or District Attorney or nothing ut ull" with ispial equanimity Plx weeks ngo, when he came out ns an avowed candidate, he said he would run for Mayor nnd would accept noth ing less nt the hands of the fuslonlsts. He let it be known nlso that If the fu slonlsts did not put him up he would take an independent nomination by n commit tee org.mlxed In his behalf und that the Republicans might Indorse him If they pleased. His friends paid nt that time that he was not the man to let his fortunes be dictated by a self-appointed -committee, and that If he wus convinced there was a real demand for his candidacy he umiM run. in the councils of the fusion committee, however, the Republican mem bers did not threaten tnat no wouia urn an Independent eandMute. The Impress slon grw that he was personally wllllrtf to H bide by their decision and be ellta lnated If they xaw tit. But the action of the committee on Thursdov night changed all thnt. Mr. Whitman lost the nomination by two votes. The shift of a single vote would have produced a tie and If Mr. McAneny's supporters had acted according to the vote of their caucus, taken In the course of the balloting, Mr. Whitman would have been fnr and awuy the choice of the com mittee. The Situation Analysed. "Now Just analyse this situation," said one of tho Republican leaders yesterday. "There they had a committee which In Its very Inception was favorable to Bor ough President McAneny. A good third of tho committer was composed of Irrec oncilable Progressives. Another third wnH made up of Independent Democrats and other Independents who had leanings toward tho Wilson Administration. "It wus easy to sen that with the break from Mr. McAneny the Independent DemocrntH would Jump toward a can didate who Is u Democratic officeholder. They would do that In the hope of es tablishing a Democratic organlcatlnn here which should eat Into the power of Turn mum Hall and ultimately, perhaps, break It up. "The Whitman men, who so nenrly mad up a majority of the committee, were composed of Republicans and a number of Indepondents who honestly believed that he was the strongest candidate," Several of the Republican leaders went further, charging private hostility ngalnst Mr. Whitman on account of the Brandt case. They said that the strongest pres sure bad been brought to bear upon cer tain members of the committee who pre sumably would have voted for Whitman. At least one one mun known to In a Whitman partisan stayed avny from the final meeting and the reason ascribed by thu Republrutl lenders was the exertion of outaldu pressure, Another member of the general com mlttee, related to one of the lawyers in the Urandt case, was one of the .McAneny adherents who bioke 011 the last ballot to Mltcliel. A thlid was a lawyer whom Mr. Whitman had refused to continue In the lilutrlct Attorney's office when ho went tllcie 1011 -i.iir i.e.". If two ot tlios" men Had voted for Mr, Whltl.l.in" P'lldlciin le.n. era, "it is 'it to si that ho would liava been nominated, It does not seem right that tha Jfepub.