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WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION, 0B*ia?'aOffle?. 11th Stmt ud PenniylT?aia Arena*. Tie Evening Star Newspaper Company. THEODORE W. K0YE8 PmldtnL. N?w York Office: Tribune Building. Chicago Office: First National Bank Buildinc. Tke Evening Star, wltk the Sunday mornfng edition. Is delivered I t carriers, on their own account, within the Ity at AO centr per month; without tk? Sunday morning edition at 44 rents per montk. By mail, postage prepaid: Pally, Sunday Included. one month. 60 cent*. Daily. Sunday excepted, one month, 50 centa. Saturday Mar, one yea?. 91-00. Sunday star, one year, $1.50. FIVE INDICTMENTS AGAINST BROKERS * Grand Jury Takes a Hand in i Bucket Shop Campaign. SERIOUS CHARGES MADE Defendants Accused of Maintaining Gaming Places. MORE TRUE BILLS UOMIJVli Evidence Already Secured Being Analyzed as Rapidly as Possible. Some of the Accusations. Five proprietors of brokerage offices, said by the police to be "bucket shops," were indicted bv the grand jury this morning in three true bill> presented to Justice Stafford in tlie District Supreme Court at 11 o'clock. Those under indictment are: Thornton Chesley and T. Browning Spence of the firm of Chesley & Spence, with offices in the Colorado building and the Federal buildin? C7 Frank Kane of Frank Kane 8c Co., 1425 F street northwest. Percy Wade and Jesse H. Hedges of the firm of Wade & Hedges, with an office in the Ouray building. The indictments charge that defendants "did set up and keep a place for the purpose of gaming," in violation of section 865 of the District code. This section proflip tir\ /-?? 1 ...v uv ? itj/ vi a ^a111111^ table and prescribes a sentence of not more than five years in the penitentiary for persons convicted under it. Assistant United States Attorney Harvey Given, who represented the government when the lrniii-fmentji were presented this morning. stated that more true hills are expected to follow as soon as the evidence can be presented and the indictments pre- i pared. The grand jury is taking up the cases as rapidly as possible. Must Give New Bonds. The men who were indicted today are now under bond at the Police Court in the sum of 11.00(1 each, and Assistant T'nited States Attorney Given said today that they would t>e held under those bonds until they could give new ones for their appearance in the Criminal Court when required. It is also announced that the charges filed In the Police Court aKainst the persons indicted today will be nolle prossed. In each of the three indictments returned today Otto F. Kllnke. the secret service detective who has been assisting in the crusade. and William B. Hlbbs. the local broker, appear as witnesses. Other witnesses who appear in specific cases are Detectives. Helan and Grant. . Charges in the Indictments. In the indictments returned against Chesley & Spence there are three counts. It is alleged, first, that the firm maintained a ~ place (or gaming in the Colorado building; second, that this firm set up a gaming table in their place of business in the Col oraao dui.am*, ann mini, that they maintained a place for gaming in the Federal building. 7th and F streets northwest. In the indictments .igainst Frank Kane and Wade & Hedges two counts are set out. the first one alleging that the persons named maintained a place for gaming, and the second one alleging that they set up a gaming table. After alleging that the defendant set up and kept a place for the purpose of gaming the indictment continues: "For such purpose of gaming did engage in and conduct on the day and divers other days aforesaid pretended brokerage business under the name of Wade & Hedges for the making of contracts between them, the said Wade and the said Hedges and other persons, for the pretended buying on commission for such other persons by them, said Wade and said Hedges, as brokers. of shares of the stocks of railroad and Other corporations at price- to be agreed upon between them, said Wade and sa'd jrteujjfs anu BUCK on?c? persons. aJlU Deinjf the market pn'ces of such shares of stock on the New York Stock Exchange, at the time and times of such transactions, as " such market prices were reported by tele* graph to them, said Wade and said Hedges, and by them received from time to tlir.e on the day and divers other days aforesaid, at the place and office aforesaid, and with no Intention on the part of said Wade and said Hedges and on the part of such pretended buyers in such transactions that they, the said Wade and the said Hedges, should deliver or obtain and deliver to such pretended buyers the property so pretended to be contracted for, and with no Intention on the part of said Wade and said Hedges and on the part of such pretended bujers in such transactions that such pretended buyers should pay for and receive the property so pretended to be contracted for, but with the understanding between them, the said Wade and said Hedges and such pretended buyers, that such transactions should be merely betting and wagering contracts between them, said Wade and sa*d Hedges and such pretended buyers, upon the fluctuation in the market prices of the shares of stock so contracted for. that Is to say, mere bets and wagers In each instance upon future rises and falls In such market prices, and that under ruch bets and wagers in case there was such rise such buyers should win, and in * t ase there was such fall the said Wade and said Heaves should win. and that the sums to be paid by them, said Wade and faid Hedges, to such pretended buyers in such transactions and I'll settlements of fl No. 17,139. such bets and wagers. In ease the latte should win, and the sums to be paid b; such pretended buyers to them, said Wad and said Hedges, in such transactions, i: case said Wade and said Hedges should win, and in settlements of such bets am wagers, shouid be the difference betwee: the prices of the property as fixed by sue] pretended contracts of purchase and th market prices thereof at the time of sue' settlements, and according to such markf A T" i /lAci no c" Vi /\ nl.l Ka mama I*., a ^3 Vv * ? U /\ ? . rt itvo ao Oliuuiu UC ICV.CIVCU Uy lliCIII, Ptl Wade and said Hedges, by telegrapl through a telegraphic instrument called ticker, and as recorded and exhibited b them, said Wade and said Hedges, when s received, on a b'ackboard at said place an office as hereinafter stated." "Against the Statuta?" At the conclusion of the first count th indictments say: "That the said Wade am the said Hedges, for such purposes of gam Ing by means of the pretended busines aforesaid, did on the day and divers othe days aforesaid have and maintained at sucl place and office a blackboard and a tele graph instrument called a ticker, from am through which ticker were received at th place and office aforesaid the market price ' of the shares of stock aforesaid, which mar ket prices as so received were recorded b; thani, said Wade and said Hedges, on sai< blackboard, and exhibited thereon to sucl pretended buyers and sellers, and on thi day and divers other days aforesaid dii make contracts with other persons for th pretended buying and the pretended sellinj as aforesaid of such shares of stock, and dif make bets and wagers with such other per sons In the manner aforesaid, and did ii many other instances make settlement wit! such other persons In the manner aforesak of said bets nnd wagers, against the statut< of the United States." The second count alleged that the de r,'Ml.l t,n Wnr. n ffn.nlnr j iiiiuauia villi oci up anu accjj u gauuu; table?that is to say, a game, device am contrivance adapted, devised and designee for the playing of a game of chance fo: money, and at which money could be be and wagered upon future market price! upon the New York Stock Exchange of th shares of stock of railroad and other cor poration. as the same should be received b; them, said Wade and said Hedges, by telegraph, by means of and through a telegraphic instrument called a ticker, ant which said game, device and contrivanci is commonly known and called a buckei shop." The indictment then describes tht methods of the alleged gaming. ADMIRAL DAVIS HETIB.ES. Beaches the Age Limit Fixed foi Active Service. Rear Admiral Charles H. Davis today re tired from the navy on account of havlni reached the limit of age fixed by law to active service. He entered the navy ii 1861 and has seen some interesting service His last command wae the second divlsloi of the Atlantic fleet. It was while acting ii that caDacitv that he was detached b; Rear Admiral Evans and sent from Guan tana mo to Kingston. Jamalco, where hi rendered first aid to the city when It suf fered from trie recent -^arthtjaalre. CLEVELAND STAYS HOME. Will Not Leave Princeton because ol Ill-Health. NEW YORK. August 28.?Attention ha again been attracted to'ex-President Grove Cleveland by the announcement fron Princeton, N. J., that he had given up al hope of leaving his home there for hli customary summer vacation in New Hamp shire, because of the state of his health. Mr. Cleveland has been troubled with at tacks of acute Indigestion for a number o years, and each attack has been more "Be vere than the one that was before. Th< present attack came as he was about t< leave for his cummer home. His physician: have prescribed rest and quiet. Mr. Cleve land, therefore, denies himself to visitors but It is said at h!s home that his condi tlon shows improvement. Mrs. Cleveland, who has gone to Nev Hampshire with the children, returned t< Princeton yesterday. WAS A ROYAL VALET. Died a Wreck From the Morphin< Habit. CHICAGO, August 28.?A dispatch to thi Tribune from Milwaukee, Wis., says: Walter Domfethorpe, alias Wilson, a for mer valet of Ki"ng Edward VII, died yester day at the house of correction. He waj sixty-six years of age. On June 18 Wilson appeared in the polio court on the charge of having .stolen s coat. He admitted the charge, told th< court he was a physical wreck, and askei for a year's sentence so that he might b< straightened out. The court gave him si: months. After he went to prison his record be came known. He told fellow-prisoners tha he was a son of the Rev. Fred Doni'sthorpi of Lyston, Leicester, England, but had ac quired the morphine habit and was now i wreck. WORKERS FOB THE BLIND. Discussion of Betterment Conditions at Today's Meeting at Boston. BOSTON. August 28.?The discussion o methods providing for a betterment of th. conditions among the blind in various part of the country, at today's session of th American Association of Workers for th Blind, wan centered in the general subjsc of "organized work for the blind." Rep resentatlves of various state commission and associations devoted to the assistanc of the sightless, told of the progress of th work in their states and of the plan made for the future carrying on of thei noble efforts. The delegates taking an important par in the discussion included G. W. Connei representing the Maryland state commis sion. and Miss Harriet R^ese of Missouri. This discussion occupied the entire sched ule of the morning session and at it conclusion, ttoe delegates we.e free t choose their procedure during the re mainder of the day. Many of them ha accepted Invitations to inspect the work shops of the Massachusetts commission I Cambridge and incidentally to visit Hai ard Unlerslty. Boomlet of Esopus. COLUMBUS. Ohio. August 28.?Ex-Got James E. Campbell, who has just returns from New York, brings back the lnforma tlon that Judge Alton B. Parker expect the democratic presidential nomlnatloi again next year. "I was at first inclined to regard this a mere talk." said Gov. Campbell, "but late found that it was entirely true." ' ? Great Ebor Handicap. Special Cablegram to The Star. YORK. August 28.?The race for th Great Ebor handicap plate of 1,0(10 sover elgns. for three-year-olds and upward, on I and three-fourths miles, was won today b; 1 A. Bendon's Wuffy. R. C. Thompson's Bib ! iana was second and J. C. Suilivan's Th t Page third. The betting was 4 to 1 against Wuffv 10 to 1 against Bibiana and 7 to 1 aeains The Pace. Niu? bonus ran. ii> 5H WASHINGTON, D. C., V " i r y le n d ^ I n h e h t d i t ^ ^ ^ i * -5 4 Bryan on Jaft's i ?? ' WANT STIII INKS' SfiAl P > W wsavww w w mm * 1 ???? ) OYSTER BAY HOPES HIS END IS " APPROACHIN G. . ,*>* n * . -w-*- ? Report That Loeb's Influence Cannot Hold.,^^ in Place Much Longer. s r Special Dlnpatrh to The Star. i OYSTER BAY, N. Y., August 28 ?The 1 visit here yesterday of Charles A. Stllllngs, 3 the public printer, and his confession that an effort is being made to oust him from - office has started again the rumor that ' President Roosevelt is to appoint an Oyster i Bay man in his place. Early in the sum3 mer there was a rumor to the effect that 9 . the President wan dissatisfied with the . work Mr. Stlllings had been doing and that he would be removed to make place for <r Albert L. Cheney, the editor of the Oyster 5 Bay Pilot. Mr. Cheney is a personal friend of the President, and his friends have been working hard to get the Job for him. When Mr. Stlllings heard that his Job ! was In Jeopardy he came down to see the President. Could Not See Boosevelt. He was disappointed, however, and had to return with encouragement only from g Secretary Loeb. It waa\lr. Loeb who secured Mr. Stilllngs lils place, but It Is unB derstood that the secretary c&nnot hold i him much longer. The President refused e to see Mr. Stilllngs when he heard he was 1 in town, and the public printer departed in e ill humor. What are called the eecentrlclt tics of Mr. Stilllngs in the conduct of his office were first called to the President's attention by union labor men. They comt plained against several of his acts, and the e President promised to investigate. ~ Has a Local Candidate. Oyster Bay, despite the fact that it is the hnmp r?f th* Prfgidpnt. has not been oar ticularly fortunate In securing presidential favor in the way of appointments. Less ; than half a dozen citizens have secured government places, and only minor ones at that. The delegation of the town's buelf ness men. It \a said, will wait on the Presle dent and press Editor Cheney's claims to s the office of public printer. B e FIVE HURT IN COLLISION. t - Railroad Motor Cycle Crashed Into s Auto at St. Louis. si. lul'is, mo., August in a collision e last night between a railroad motor cycle s and a carriage containing Ave persons at r the Michigan avenue crossing of the Iron t Mountain tracks all the occupants of the t carriage were injured. Walter Grate, aged i- seven years, may dte, Edward Lambert was severely cut, Mrs. Duff Grate, Oliver Grate i- and Holly Frier were badly bruised, s The driver of the motor cycle, Lee R. o Mann, is under arrest. * ATTENDANCE IS INCREASING, n ??_ - Jamestown Exposition Officials Feel Encouraged. Assistant Secretary Edwards of the trea? ury has returned to his desk after a vaca' tlon of several weeks. He has also returned J from the Jamestown exposition, where he has been looking after the Interests of the 3 government Mr. Edwards said today that n the attendance at the exposition Is picking up fast and that trie officials of the enterprise are encouraged with the outlook. It is believed by the officials that the attendance during September, October and November will be very heavy. Personal Mention. e W*. F. Giimore of Capitol .Hill has been called to Portsmouth, Ohio, by the death of e his brother. R. L. Giimore, who was in* stant'y killed in a nead-on collision between two railroad trains last Monday morning. e Edward W. Markham. Jay J. Morrow, Joseph F. Barnes. F. H. Faruum, Richard M. , Thomas. U. S. A., and E. O. Fitch, Jr., XJ. S. t N.. are at the Hotel Breslin. New York dir. lentm b WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 I. SUspeech: "It is a straddle of the most in notice. The price of this paper at NEWSSTANDS and from NEWSBOYS is two gents; TliUna t>a?m ma n x iAvi? ixaa uccii n\J vuaii^c of any kind in the price of the paper to newsboys, and readers should pay no more than the printed price. ' WELLM AN WANTS WIND PLENTY BLOWING, BUT THE WBONG DIRECTION. i Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, August 28.?A private message just received from Hanrmerfest, via TrondhJem, Indicates that the Wellman polar expedition airship, although ready to start, still awaits a iavoraD-e wina. rne new motor acta excellently. The ballon, which was filled with gas some time ago, loet , some of It, but It has now been refi.led and holds the gas better. All the machinery has been tried and found to be In perfect shape. Mr. Wellman considers the America the best airship ever constructed. He says that after September 6 no start will be posslbls this year. CULVER BOYS VICTORS DEFEATED FOTJBTH-CLASS CUTTER CBEWS AT ANNAPOLIS. ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 23.?In a close and Interesting race the two cutter crews of the Culver Naval School of Culver, Ind., j defeated1 the first and second regulation cutter crews of the fourth class of the Naval Academy over a one-mile course oft the academy today. But a boat's length separated each craft at the finish. The battalion of Culver School cadets, 400 strong, which had been encamsed at the ?j timers iu w 11 cajjusiiiuii, came lierc 10 WI Iness the race. The visiting cadets paraded as a battalion of Infantry. HEALTH ON THE ISTHMUS. Conditions Among the Canal Worker* , Satisfactory. A cabled report upon the state of health upon the Isthmus among the canal workers | has Just been received at the Isthmian canal offices here, showing that the conditions were very satisfactory. ' With 38,000 employes on the pay rolls of the commission and the Panama railroad, there were but 1,097 cases of sickness, against 1,107 cases with but 28,000 employes In July, 1906. In July, 19OT, the death rate among white employes was sixteen per 1,000, against thirty per 1,000 In 1900, and nmvu5 tm. vuiui vu cutj/iujco luriy-lwU per j 1,000 against seventy-two per 1,000 In 1906; i in the total force thirty-five per 1,000 1 against sixty-four per 1,000 in 1006, showing a reduction of nearly 50 per cent in the rate of mortality In the last twelve months. The last case of yellow fever in Panama was In November, 1905?twenty months ago ?and the last on the isthmus was in May, 1900, or fourteen months ago. , In July there were fifteen deaths among the white employes of the commission and the Panama railroad, four only being Americans, one from typhoid fever, one fgrom amoebic dysentery und abscess of the liver, and two from accidental drowning. Great Hakodate Fire. TOKIO, August 28.?The conflagration at ' Hakodate last Monday destroyed 13.000 - houses, including all the foreign consulates, ' . excepting the American consulate, and most of the public buildings. Three hundred lives wet* tart. r , 1907?SIXTEEN PAGES a f i*ri3?> I ** f -N 4t ' ' ' "* , 5 /:- : a i c 8 ] lportant issues." 1 1 ?? i f KIDNAPED CHILD FOUND c BROOKLYN SIX-YEAR-OLD SUBPBISES ALL BY TURNING UP. ? ??? t Special Dispatch to The Star. ' NEW YORK, August 28.?Michael Callia, * the six-year-old son of Giovanni Callia, a t Brooklyn barber, living at 17 McDougall 1 street, who was kidnaped July 23 and held * for ransom by members of the Black lland j Society, was found at 1 a.m. today on the ' uptown platform of the elevated station at c 85th street and 2d avenue, this city. The lad had been left there by a middle-aged man, looking like an Italian, at 10 o'clock last night. The ticket chopper saw the man J and boy pass through at that hour. Three hours later the boy was seen sitting alone on one of the benches of the station and was turned over to the police of the East 87th street station. At the time the boy disappeared his father notified the police, r and a general alarm was sent out. About a 0 week later the father received threatening c letters from the Black Hand Society de- 8 mandlng $1,500 for the safe return of his 8 child. 1 These letters the father, who refused to pay any ransom, gave over to the police, ! and the Italian districts of Brooklyn and * Manhattan were searched for the child. o When found little Michael was very neatly t dressed In a blue linen suit and new shoes, , stockings and hat. His shoes were carefully shlned and his hair was nicely brushed. B From the East 67th street station the boy I was taken to the Children's Society, where v he was taken care of until his parents came over from Brooklyn for him. , Kept Prisoner by a Woman. Later, under the questioning of Ills rela- ? tlves, the lad told of being taken to a strange house, where a woman kept him prisoner In a room. He was carried up many stairs, he said, by two men whom _ he never saw before. He could not tell the number of the house or the street, but said It was far, far away from his home. He g had been brought across the river at night, he said. A remarkable statement made by the boy c is that two other children, a girl and a s boy, are being held in the same house by s his kidnapers. They were in the house during the entire 1 time Michael was there, and the children o were not permitted to speak to one an- t other. "They treated me fine," said little Michael. "But I feel sorry for the other s children. I don't know who they were. I fl The i>oliee theory is that the boy, after beln<* stolen from his father's home by c Italians in Brooklyn, was brought across to o this city, given by his abductors into the o hands of confederates and has been living i with them all the time since July '?&. ? s TAFT IN THE SOUTHWEST. ? Secured a Good Best in Kansas City. <j Journey Westward Resumed. 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 28.?Secretary of War Taft today resumed his Journey westward, departing on the 10:10 S j'clock train on the Union Pacific for Denver. The Secretary secured a good rest v last night and apparently was none the c worse for yesterday's experiences. After |fl breakfast he was driven over the city In aji n iutomobile In company with Mayor Beards- d ley and United Stjjt?s Senator Warner. c . The party therfwent to the union station. )' where Secretary Taft was met by a crowd A that filled every available space within sight of the station entrance. He was cheered as he passed through a narrow lane of people to his train, from which he bowed an adieu a few minutes lat?r as the start for the west was made. MORE NATIONALIST ARRESTS. ^ Soothing Policy of the Government In Ireland. u LONGFORD, Ireland, August 28.?Mr. * McKenna, the Irish nationalist candidate a for election to parliament for South Longford. and seventeen of his supporters were arrested today on charges similar to those an"*whlch James P. Farrell, Irish nationalist member for Longford, and forty ^ uthers were yesterday committed for trial, t; namely, "participating in an unlawful asuembly likely to cause a riot." u The peraous taken into custody today h v** TWO CENTS. ilso were committed for trial after Mr HcKenna had protested that the policy ol tic guvniiiueiii uiu not mane lor pt*ace ind asserted that it would cause a revoluion in the situation in South Longford, vhere an election will be held next week o fill the vacancy caused by the resiglation of Edward Blake on account of ll-health. The speakers at the political meetings are idvising the people to drive oft the cattle rom the grazing lands. NO MERGER, SAYS THE COURT. L Decision Vitally Important to Fra temal Benefit Societies. ipeclal Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, August 2S.?A deeisior vjtally mportant to fraternal benefit societies was landed down by Judge Foster In the mutlcipal court today when he held that 110 nerger or consolidation of such societies an be effected legally in Illinois. Tho mllnff r - 1 ' i.^ utiiiQ VI lira vuuil nrtB uyuil it UC" nurrer in the case of Edwin F. Smith nd Ira J. Bell vs: the Loyal Americans of he Republic. "These are unique corporations," Judge Foster declared, "organized for the sole leneflt of their members and beneficiaries .nd not for profit. A careful reading of he fraternal benefit society act makes it ilain. we think, that no consolidation of uch corporations was ever contemplated r authorized by the legislature." Judge Foster pointed out that the age Imit of sixty years necessarily invaliates any merger of fraternal societies. LAB,NED THE CHAMPION. Lnnapolis Man Won Tennis Tourney at Newport. NEWPORT. R. I.. August 28.?William A. Arned of Annapolis, Md., won the finals r? thft nil-r?r\m ore' ?Annln ?.M1 _ ?w vviuvio Luiniiaiiirili ill ll]e !aslno today, defeating Robert Leroy of Jew York In straight sets. The scores .ere 6?2, 6?2, 6?4. Larned also won the championship title nd permanent possession of the assoclalon trophy through Hie default of Wlllam J. Clothier of Philadelphia. The contest today was never in doubt rom the start. Leroy, although outclassed ,nd outplayed by the veteran, made a ilucky tight, but he could not handle -arned's cannon-ball drives down the side Ines or across court. If Leroy ran to the let he was either passed or lobb?d back to he ba SP lln#? Via woo btw* .. V Tiuu nvyt i UI11IIIIB >ack and forth, until, gettln'g him oft hla oot, Lamed placed far out of his reach. In his fourteen years on the Casino court earned was never more brilliant than tolay, and the spectators applauded his work ind cheered him at the finiBh. Summary: Championship singles, final round?W. A. 'earned defeated R. Leroy, 6?2, 6?4, 6?4. Challenge round?W. A. Larned defeated iV. J. Clothier by default. Consolation final round?T. 8. Pell de'eated J. R. Carpenter, jr., 6?2, 6?3. PLAYED HIS LAST ACT. !arl Pressley Commits a Dramatic Suicide. Ipeeial Dispatch to The Star. WEBSTER CITY, Iowa, August 28.-In light of an astonished crowd Carl Pressey. an actor, today made a bonfire In the itreet of $2,500 In paper money, thrc^w his liamond ring and stud in the sewer and hen announced to a group of friends In the *ark Hotel lobby that he was going to kill ilmself. He drew a revolver, walked across he street to the city park, and, calling to >assersby to watch him die, fired a bullet nto his brain. He fell dead instantly. Pressley, who was well known, had been Irlnklng heavily for two weeks. CENTBAL AMERICA'S FUTURE, resident Roosevelt in Accord With . President Diaz. Acting- Secretary of State Adeo said todayhat ihe Is now authorized to announce that 'resident Roosevelt and President Diaz are iow in entire accord concerning the future if Central America, and the settlement of lisputes between the Ave republics. He aid that he hoped to be able to make a tatement within twenty-four liours outInlng the policy under consideration. In the light of dispatches from the City of iiexico ana discussions Detween Secretary Ldee and Minister Godoy, charge d'affaires if the Mexican embassy, the announcement ly Mr. Adee Is taken to mean that the jnited States and Mexico have formulated i Joint note to the Central American rerubttcs Inviting them to hold a conference irith a view to agreeing upon a treaty inuring permanent peace. Wihether that note las been dispatched to the republics or not s not known, but the Impression la tliat all if the republies have expressed a readiness o enter such a conference. stbatScona goes home. love Makes Talk in Canadian Of flcial Circles. peoiol Dispatch to The St?r. NEW YORK, August 28.?Lord Strathona, who has been lord high commisloner of Canada for the last twelve years, ailed rather unexpectedly for England his morning aboard the steamship Oceanic f the White Star Line. While admitting hat his departure was taken rather bruptly, he would not say that it had any ignlflcance regarding a change in his oftclal duties. "I have two homes," said Lord Strathona before sailing, "one in England and ne in canaaa. i Keep my London house pen at all times and you might say that am going home." L*>rd Strathcona Is reaching the fourcore mark In age, but is yet vigorous, nd would not say that there is any talk f his retirement. Lord Strathcona was accompanied by Ills augliter, Lady Howard; his private secreary and two servants. Watching Our Battleships. peclal CabloRrnni to The Star. TOKIO, August 28.?The Mainichi today, rhile finding no i^nlsier purpose in the omlng Pacific maneuvers of the American eet, says that America's feeling of weukess In her defense of the Pacific coast is ue to apprehension of eventual emergenies. In other words, the I'nited States is nagining a certain power as an enemy, 'hough the maneuvers themselves do not ispire apprehension, Japan should closely tudy the eventual outcome. Negro Held Only as a Witness. BALTIMORE, August 28.?Walter Scott, negro arrested 111 Harford county Monay in connection with the murder of Mrs. 'rancls Horner and Mrs. Victoria Natale, ear Cumden, N. J., on August 1!0, left ere today for Camden, in charge of Desctiva J. S. Smith of that city. It deelop.d today that Scott is not accused of omplicity in the murder, but is wanted as witness in the case. Kaiser's Horse Fell. HANOVER, Pruss'a, August 28.?As Emeror WUhelm was saluting the veterans at lie review he'd here yesterday his horse lipped and fell, throwing his majesty to he ground. He arose Immediately, without fcsistance, and unhurt, mounted another orse and-continued the review. m TTT * l * vv earner. Fartly cloudy ami slightly^ warmer tonight. Tomorrow fair" WIRES (MOUNDED Telegraph Companies Suffering All Sorts of Annoyance. BLAME STRIKING OPERATORS Also Suspect Railroad Telegraphers of Interference. HAVE . DETECTIVES ON GUARD Plans of the Executive Board to Finance the Strike for Six ) montns. . k-. ' Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, August 28.?Railroad tele? graph operators, who. out of sympathy with the striking; commercial men. are said to be causing trouble on the wires, are threatened with criminal prosecution by officials of telegraph companies. Tho Western Union company, which Is tha greatest sufferer In this respect, has been secretly conducting an investigation and a number of arrests are expected at any time. While the Western Union .company; was preparing to protect its Interests tha federal government met with direct interference in the transaction of its business and found It necessary to detail troops to patrol a line over which it desired to send messages. Wires leading from I^acarne to Camp Perry, Ohio, were tapped at 10 o'clock , Monday night and an operator who broke In scored the camp's key men who were sending out messages for the government. Ixiter the wires became useless and It was found by investigating parties that they had been loop.-d and grounded. Messages of Importance could not be sent out from camp. The detail of soldiers selected to patrol the line had Instructions to arrest any one found tampering with the lines, and all suspects will be turned over to the civil authorities to be prosecuted under the criminal code. Much Wire Trouble. Superintendent X. P. Cook of the Western Union company declared today that a defective would be placed in every office in the country, if the interference with Mm wires assumed such proportions as to make the course necessary. The Western L'nlon controls the wires on practically every railroad In the country, and Its commercial business. In many instances, goes through the railroad offices. Since the beginning of the strike it Is Uof trnuhiu with iho urlrpR has ran Aft oaiu 11V V? WUM.V .? -- ?. .. more Inconvenience than has the lock of operators. At the union hcaduuarters tho strikcleaders disclaimed respunslbi lty for the trouble. The wires of the rostal company do not run along railroads, except on the Santa Fe and the Pennsylvania lines. On the former railroad the telegraphers are not organized. Supt. Capen of the PoBtal company says he is not having any trouble with the wires. Strike Finances. Plans were made today by the general executive board of the striking telegraphers to finance their strike upon a basis of atx . months' duration. President John J. Fltspatrlck of the Chicago Federation of Labor was called befo.'e the general executive board and asked to assist In arranging a campaign of speakers to be sent out over the country to collect funds from latwr or Sanitation?. Tile amount reuuireu 10 mce* the demands upon the strike fund Is J100.000 a week. On a six months' basis a fund of $2,000,000 will be required. Merchants In various lines of business today are circulating j,e? titlons addressed to President Roosevelt, asking that the President renew his efforts to have the dlffcreuocs between the Western Union and the Festal Telegraph companies and their operators settled at once. The general complaint Is made In the petitions that continued great losses to bus!* ' ness result from the Interrupted telegraphic service. Still Paying Doable Wages. Special iiis)juu'u iu iuc NEW YORK, August 28?GeneraJ Superintendent Belvldere Brooks of the eastern division of the Western Union company said today that according; to the company's official report from all points in his division there are on strike only 1,270 men out of a total of 7.1U5. This includes all the cities east of Pittsburg and Buffalo and north of Washington and is about 18 per cent of * " *- - *?- *? ..14 the regular working rorce. ?r. uiwim mu all these men went out originally, and that the strikers' numbers had not been augmented since the strike began. "There has been no change in the situation as far as the company is concerned," said Mr. Brooks, "and business is being handled in an entirely satisfactory manner." , Mr. Brooks said it was not true, as has been said, that the company had stopped double pay to those who have been working since tiie strike was inaugurates. "We are still paying double wages to those who are standing by us," said Mr. lirooks. The telegraph operators of the Long Island railroad and ti.e officials of the road will hold a conference today on the demands of the operators for shorter hours and an increase In pay. According to an official of the road, both sides will make concessions and the matter will be settled harmonious'y. There will be no strike on Long Island, according to the same official. There are two hundred to -rators working for the road and the railroad virtually *?1 - * k i l' T jinir Ulfinil. CUIliruiB " " v - ? . ? Thews operators have refused to handle Western Union business sin-e the beginning of the telegrapher strike, and It was hoped by the commercial telegraphers' union that their demands would lie met with refusal , and another strong force be added to th? trlke. Big Wireless Plana. Special Dlxpatch to The fStur. NEW YOKK, August 2S.?Strike or no strike the New York navy yard will be In dependent of the tel.-graph companies within the next three weeks. according to an announcement made toda;-. The new communication between official Wash? lngton and the yard will soon tie carried on exclus'vely by wireless. The yard will also be able to talk with ships at rea for a di? tance of 1,U0U or more nillet>, it was sai& Delegates to Sanitary Conferences. Dr. Hugo Roberts anil Dr. Juan (iuilerat. have been appointed by Cuba as delegates to the third international sanitary conference of American republics, to tx* held in the City of Mexico Decsmber J-7. Cuba is m lite first republic to name its delegation.