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Cbicaf> Office: Fi *?t National Bank Buiidinff.
Tk#? Fv??ninjr Star wlrh tU? s'-imfny ruorninr <vit
I" d^ll*wd by carriers <>t. :h? :r own tccoo&L
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Sc. : i> niorrin*: ??dition a? 41 per mouth
By mail, postage j?r*vsi?d
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l'? > Jn\ nnr :r- nth. ut' v ?*cul
e ? :.1 v -far. t>n?- year, *Tt>0.
?u'.iiaj St*r, one year. Si.50.
Evaded the Necessity for Filing
Oil Tariffs.
Kept Them All as Intrastate Car
Said His Chief Duty Was to Si?,"?
Papers Withcut Reading Them.
Conveniently Ignorp.nt.
N KAV Y'iKK, S. p't mlr : *J6.?(' M Payne,
who wltl H C. I'"tger, jr. owns the Cor
scu\.t Keflr.ing Company of T. x s was on
the w itii.ss Ma: I again today in the gov
ernment s .-- .it against the Standard Oil
' ompiny. ami gave further information
? ?i. ? r?ii!i?. ;!? pipe linos of the so-called o!l
: .--i . vi r w! he has general supervision.
Mr Payne i.?I that at the terminus of the
;? of t > Nat cinal Transit Company",
.' 1 ? T* r li ig- n the state line between
N> w Jerse.. and Pennsylvania, where tlie
? ??nil ? <i :??!> s its tariffs for shipment of
i ruii< oii t la-re v.ai a pumping station.
It is not a d?"very station is it?" asked
Mr Kellogg after the witness had testified
that at Center Bridge the oil from the
I :-es of the X ? nnil (,'om| iny was pump
ed nto tl.e pipe- of the Standard Oil Com- j
j - y of N( w Jersey.
"It is a pumping station." iinswrred the I
v. itnesp.
I sl ow jou a statement of the National !
Transit Company showing that tanks were
1 .lit in Center Bridge in l!Kl(5. \\ hat were
they for?"
1 >?: the purposes of making a delivery at
a <!? ivery station, replied Mi i'ayne.
To whom did you deiiver Iht oil th- re?"
asked M K? i logg, wl, ? contends tiiat the
standard 'i.mpany has evaded the Hep
burn law of i!u>'.. whit ii provided that pipe
'at-., : - s. ;.ll submit schedules of tariff to
' : *' ''"iu:aI.- ai!<l that the real terminal is j
Bayonne, N J.. at tidewater. j
? ? t. ? Standard Oii Company of New
J? rsi'i answ red Mr. Pa> ne.
"1 o you delivei lo any one else?'*
"No ore else has asked for a delivery ot
oil there?"
' No, not that I know of," said Mr Payne.
Advice by Miiburn.
Now. is t nut the Southern Pipe Line
Company that delivers oil at Center Hridge
instead of t)lt National Transit Company?"
"I do not think so." said Mr. Payne.
"You huilt the tanks at Center liridge in
Who advised you to build them?"
I did. interposed Mr. Miiburn of the
defendant's counsel, ?for i thought under
lie i.iw ti at there should be a delivery
point there. I thought it excellent legal
I ilon't, said Mr. Kelloprg who then
a*k?-d the Witness the location of Fond
!i is on tin state line between Pennsyl
v.n.la and M,.r\land. ' sa il Mr. Payne.
\\ :..,t pii * lint companies canned at
"The National Transit Company line eon
> ' - with Hie pipe line of the Standard ml
?npary < f w Jersey, ' answered the
Wit! H Sjj.
a:. > ' i.!r:g but a tank and pump
: fi at Keatl tSrove?"
' 1 d.a t think so." said Mr. Payne.
Mr. Keiiogg j?ji: i ad oil the record that
5".A', ' .' 1' :,'s of subsid.ary companies
e. ' . St.iioiarti made a shipping point at
-M " "K 1 :l ? ar'<l that tlie uil tiiruugh
'til - fame from Cygnet, Ohio.
Just Signs His Name.
L>u you know if the Standard has a pipe
hue let ween New York and Brooklyn?"
i do riot know " answered Mr. I'ayne.
I I ive heard of it and read that there
Was a l ip. line under the Hudson and East
r.vers. '
A I vu e presiil.-nt of the trunk pipe
1 " ' dm, : know if th. ro is a nine
" t?.e., x. w York and Hrot.kivn?"
a.e r.eard mere was hut doll t know
?' "":i know .edge," said Mr.
Now. .t ;s see what your duties are as
: " 1 " ,V: KMkMMtf Ttansit Com
t - -a .1 Mr Kellogg
. "a ipa: v l.i ,-ign my name to
I f:-. answered Mr. i'ayne.
1'' ' ? ! ? .:?! 11.? se ??''
I I. ,1 or them, replied Mr Payne,
??I ti'it many papers were sub
s,fna:ure l.y ti e directors
? M I'ayne testified that lie
? ? ? V..O..H 1>C? the Nationai
oinpan, operated ti?. plpe Um)
? ' I ?ayorine. N .) . whi).h
?W ope ated by the Standard OO CoVt
? ? J. rsej. Mr I'ayne ?.ljfl h(.
" ! 4 " '? 'r'v from t lie Jn, e lino
?1 ?>.!.. e.ning t|lt. to.s, 0,?.ra.
Yesterday's Proceedings.
^ '!? standard Oil Company was able
- .le-e.-ary ...mpanifs that w.re not
,r> ' ""'liana S, and how a concern
.an ??. s.,M and still l,e run by those who
V ; hrough! out by Federal Attorney
^ i;?- s' "idnr.l Oil hearing y.-ster
0 'Ml the Star,I ?as II .? Koiger. Who is
'! ' ? mining interests of the I
; ' ' 1 ' 'ompany. and a partner in
' lelneiy Of Texas Tills Cor
f : ' was brought out. was
V put up by t)!e National
transit t ompany a Standard Oil sub- 1
? ^ h John lj Ar < hboid is vice !
' l:<"; ? ' n Texas was not showing a
> ' toward the Standard it
*.r. ?VV ,V l);,v on., of the
1 ? i , iraris.t Company. I
1 should buy it
5?; ' aia.i h.-r employe of the stand- I
? " 1 "?'?? 't might be a good
. L .. ' " ?' "? Ml . '""'Kei Said, so they
*' 1 ' !'?' ' W'?l it was to be
Statrd ****** "mounts
I ?? gei aati I ayne s tie.* their purchase
" 1 ?'Tin.., ,.. In.ve kept no books except
* v? ll < *??t S .. .
In ula. i w.o.ls it run- t.n just the same
for. >ou niirt lias. tl It V" s.dtl Mr Kel
"Y? s "
"? -I'd I' t> : ? hn.l reeeived SC.."**) from
II.e . ompiiii> !,l. am! had pa.d $lo!toi?>
*, ' ' I " priee This was in 1!??;.
Ci der 11.? liate of Ileeember ill. 1I**J, one of
li.t .. ading .. counts payable oil the N.e
ttonal Trai -:i books was the item "Koiger
and Payne i%:? Mi Koiger roiitd
?Ot egpla n this Item, he S lid. for the Na
(Continuad on Third I'age.) j
Effort to Force Him to Be Re
publican Nominee
Compel Democrats to Held Convention
To the Scheme. Bat They Think He Is
the Gnly One Who Can
Beat Bryan.
Will the next republican national con
vention lie held after the democratic na
tional convention?
The answer to that n mains in the hands
of l?r<'si<!< t.t Roosevelt's friends, and til- r ?
is an inside tip that the Roosevelt people
are d< tcrm:n< d to force the democrats to
hold their convention first. If possible, and
they believe they will succeed.
The motive for this is declared to be that,
ijj case Pryan is nominated, the Roosev. lt
people will use every pressure to have the
President renominated, de.nplte his re
iterated statement that nothing can induce
him to accept. The Bryan bogy, it is
hinted, is to be used for all it is worth to
scare the conservatives of the country into
the idea that Roosevelt Is the only man
who can d- f> at Bryan, and that as between
these two it is the duty of the conserva
tives to relinquish their personal opposition
to Roos v It and unite in crushing the
Nebraska! for the third time. If the re,
publieans hold tlielr convention first it may
not tie so easy, it ls'thought. to wave the
Bryan ! ierey and bring about the nomina
tion of th ? Pr sident. Already there ara
signs. it is said, that the country is be
ginning to accept the President at his word
and that strong men will tie si nt to the
convention who will not permit themselves
to tie swept off their feet by a Roosevelt
hurrah This is not to the liking of the
Roosev It boomers, and they want the
nomination delayed :is long as possible.
A Short Campaign.
Besides the use that would be made of
the Bryan scarecrow. the Roosevelt peop'.e
believe that a short campaign would be
to tIk ir advantage should they succeed in
their p^ins to have the President nomi
nated to succeed himself. It is practically
certain now prominent democrats declare,
that if Roosevelt shou'd accept a nomina
tion th? democrats would make the cam
paign almost wholly on an anti-third term
p.atform. In which the ho: rors of a monar
chical govt rnment under Theodore I would
be pictured and the people would be aroused
as never before with the idea that real dem
ocratic government was si pping away. The
Roosevelt boomers are sa d to anticipate
l this, and that is one of their reasons for
wanting a short campaign?in fact, the
shortest ever known In this country. Th y
fear that Bryan, or whoever is the demo- <
cratic leader, might succeed in impressing
the country with the cry of the dangers
of a third term. If their convention is
held early and Roos velt should be nomi
nated Bryan would have opportunity to
stir the country with his eloquent denun
ciations of third term possibilities. lie can
talk consistently on this subject, too, in
asmuch as when he was first nominated
he expressed his belief that no President
should hold office longer than one term and
promised that he would not seek or accent
another nomination should he be elected.
Will Control the Committee.
Whether President Roosevelt is aware of
the schemes being worked by his friends
can not be stated. It is at least certain
that he will be able to control the republi
can national committee, and that he can
have the date lor the convention fixed as
he personally desires. Six months ago
there was a great conspiracy to capture the
national c mimitte ? and elect S. nator Pen
rose of Pennsylvania chairman. That
would have b.~-n an administration set
back. as Penrose is not I k d by tie- Presi
dent and his !rlends. The w ak-kneed
members of the committee who stood ready
to join hi the conspiracy have flunked since
then ami given the wh lie snap away to the
President. There is now no doubt that the
administration will control the national
committee when it m ets here In D'-cem
l*r to select a tim- and place for the next
national convention Tin n will be fought
out the mi sti n of an < arly or late con
vention. The attitude of the Roosevelt peo
ple on the committee is a foregone conclu
sion, unl-ss the.r program Is hereafter
changed. |
Ocean Liner Is Making 23.6 Knots Per
September 2.1. 1"> p.m. (by wireless via Cape
Race).?At 10 o'clock tonight the I.usitania
was approximately in latitude 48.50 north,
longitude :tT lo west, l.tiso miles from New
York and 1.13.1 miles from Queenstown.
She is making 2^i.f> knots j)er hour. The
weather is cloudy, the wind easterly and
light and the sea heavy.
Ql'EENSTOWN. September 26.?Tihe
steamer I.usitania. from New York Septem
ber 21. communicated by wireless telegraphy
with Brow Head, Seventy miles from here,
at 3:.Y? p.m. today, put the distance of the
steamer from that point could not be ascer
A wireless message from the I.usitania
received in New York via Cape Race, says
that up to noon Tuesday the steamer
had run 525 miles This, with the former
rut!. :??? miles to noon Sunday and .">21 miles
to noon Monday, made her 1.41X miles
out. She had gone about 32.2 degrees of
longitude, so that her running time was
atiout hours lo minutes. Her time of de
parture was ti:41 Saturday evening. On
these figures up to noon on Tuesday, ship's
time, the I.usitania had averaged about 22.4
knots an hour. The message said the si a
was smooth.
1.0NDON. September 2'..?Tl p Daily M ill's
Bremen correspondent telegraphs that Herr
Wiegand. director of the North German
I.lovd Steamship Company, says the ieport
from New York that his company will build
twenty-eight-knot steamers is rubbish. He
adds that the company would gladly do it,
but such speed in a merchant vessel cannot
be attained. The North German I.lovd has
enough fast ships for the Immediate fu
ture. It does not intend to build any more.
World's Radium Supply.
GENEVA. September 2?S. ? A newspaper
states that Prof. Joly has .completed a
geological examination o' specimens of
the strata collected from the borings for
the Siinplon tunnel, lie found rich traces
of radium, indicating larger deposits than
any hitherto discovered in Europe.
ill- believes that the presence of these
deposits caused the abnormal heat ex
perienced In building the tunnel, lie pre
dicts that continued research will prove
the world's supply of radium is greater
than was supposed. 1
PARIS, September 2G.?Nicholas Martin,
agent of the White Star line, who returned
here today from Cherbourg, *a} s that Miss
F. K. Haskell, the step-daughter of Harry
W. Karne, who wa? pinned in the wreck,
was the only person seriously Injured as
the result of the telescoping yesterday at
the mouth of the Breval tunnel near Man
tes of the rear coach of the special train
from I'aris for Cherbourg.
Miss Haskell, who suffered greatiy from
shock, was taken on board the Adriatic 011
a stretcher and was placed in the care of
the ship's surgeon. The exact nature of
her injuries had riot been determined when
the steamer sailed.
Says He Had Not Time to Look at the
NEW YORK, September 2<>.?John Hoff
man, fifty-Jive years old, an employe in the
bureau of sewers, was dropped into a tive
foot sewer in 3d avenue, near 128th street,
owing to the breaking of a rope, and shot
through the sewer to its terminus at Har
lem river and 131st street. That he came
out alive is considered remarkable.
With several other employes Hoffman was
at work repairing the main sewer. They
had almost finished their labors, when a
heavy rainstorm started. Hoffman was
down in the hole about four feet above the
swiftly flowing water. Around his waist
was a rope which was held by the men In
the street above. As the water poured Into
the various sewers leading into the main
pipe the water rose higher and the rope
broke, and Hoffman fell into the water.
His feliow-workmen immediately dashed
up the avenue to 131st street, where the
sewer runs into the Harlem river. Just as
they reached tho spot, Hoffman shot out
into the river. He landed near a boathouse
float, swam to it and held on until a po
liceman and workman rescued him. After
being given dry clothes he went home.
lie told the po. iceman that he went
through the sewer so fast l.e "didn't have
time to look at the scenery."
New York Representative Tells of Re
markable Cruise.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
SEATTLE, Wash., September 2<!.?After
cruising for three days among the ice tloes
off the coast of Siberia near ( ape S. idz ? in
a gasoline boat in danger of being crushed
at almost any minute. Representative Wil
liam Snlzer of New York lias got back with
a story full of exciting experiences. He
says that he and his three companions owe
their lives to tiie sagacity of an Eskimo
whom they took along as a guide. Inci
dentally. he says, he learned a good deal of
arctic lore in those three days. When
finally, a rift in the grinding polar pack
showed them the way to clear water lie
felt much better.
"We crossed Bering straits in a gasoline
boat owned by two fur traders," said Mr.
Sulzer, "and visited a number of Eskimo
villages above East Cape. Aside from the
two traders, a friend of mine and an
Eskimo guide named Sigussa were in the
boat and we had easy sailing, stopping at
intervals to see the tribe villages until we
reached Cape Serdze. We anchored off a
windward shore on September 1 and pre
pared to spend the night lying periiaps ten
miles to seaward. That night the Ice came
in. and for three days we had to light our
way out through the pack."
Wedded to Angelo Fronani, Who Re
sided Here at One Time.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
I.ONDON. September 20.-It is just an
nounced that the American opera singer,
Zelie de Lussan, was married in London
September 11, to a piano player named
Angelo Fronani. He is the son of Emanuel
I* ronani, who is in the diplomatic service
**t Washington. The couple sailed yester
day for New York on the Adriatic.
The bride is very well known in New
* ?rk and Washington; she sang for about
twenty years in the former city. She is
about f >rty-ilve years of age. The groom
formerly res'd.-d in this city and for some
years taught piano lessons. He traveled I
tor s?m? years as manager for De l.ussan
and is about thirty years of age.
The price of this paper at
There has been no change
of any kind in the price of
the paper to newsboys, and
readers should pay no more
than the printed price.
First Official Statement of Operations
of Chicago's Settlement Ordinance.
CHICAGO, September 26.?The city's
share of the net profits of the Chicago City
Railway Company for the first six months
ending July 31 will be J27N.21N.
This information was given yesterday in
the first official statement of the financial
results of the operation of the traction set
tlement ordinance made by President Mit
ten of the railway comrany in a letter to
John A. Spor. chairman of the executive
committee of directors.
The report shows that the total net prof
its for the period is |50:!,550, and the com
pany's share is $225,348. These figures are
based on the city getting 55 per cent and
the company getting 45 per cent of the net j
profits, as provided in the ordinance.
During the political canvass prior to the
election of April 3 last, at which the trac
tion settlement ordinances were indorsed,
the cry was heard that "net profits" under
the ordinance would be "nil profits"?that
the companies would see to It that no prof
its were shown.
Mr. Mitten's letter, a copj of which has
been sent to Mayor Busse and City Con
troller Wilson, shows that the net profits
to the city from the operation of the Chi
cago city railway ordinance alone will he
nearly a year. With the Union
Traction lines?earning 2D to 25 per cent
more than the Chicago City lines?yet to be
brought Into the accounting system, it is
conservatively estimated that the c.ty will
have at least $1,300,000 a year from the
net profit division.
No Business of Special Importance
Awaiting Attention.
Secretary Garfield of the Department of
the Interior arrived in Washington this
morning from Mentor, Ohio, and was at his
desk lie fore 10 o'clock. Mr. Garfield lias
spent the summer in a tour of the west and
northwest looking into the a/fairs of the
department in its various branches, and for
the past month has been with his family at
The Secretary said that he had enjoyed
liis summer immensely, and was all ready
for work. To a reporter from The Star
Mr. Garfield said that no especial business
was awaiting his attention beyond the rou
tine of departmental work, and that his
chief endeavor at present was to get his
desk cleared.
During the morning the heads of the
various bureaus of the department called
to pay their respects to their chief.
The Secretary lias divided in favor of the
state of Washington the case of that state
against a large number of settlers involv
ing about 50,(100 acres of valuable land.
There were several classes of claimants,
but the Secretary held against all except
those who had settled on their lands before
the state's selections were made.
Judge Parker, Mr. Garfield's secretary,
who lias been on leave, is also back.
Judge Crothers Reported Better.
ELKTON, Md.. September 2d.?Judge
Crothers is reported to have rested easy
last night. His temperature during yester
day ranged between 101.4 and 102 degrees.
He has rest -d well and seems much im
proved. His temperature at midnight last
night was 102 degrees.
Secretary Hoot leTt tills city yesterday
afternoon on his official visit to Mexico as
the guest of President Diaz. He was ac
companied by Mrs. Root, Miss Root, two
servants and Mr. Perctval Ga?=sett of the
Department of State, who will act as pri
vate secretary ami interpreter. The party
occupied the private car Signet, which was
attached to the regular 3:40 train of the
Pennsylvania road.
The Secretary's first stop will bo at San
Antonio Saturday morning. There lie will
be given a reception by local clubs and the
Governor of Texas. Sunday morning the
party will proceed to Laredo, where they
will be met by the Mexican reception com
mittee. headed by Gen I.imantour. and will
depart immediately for the City of Mex'co,
arriving there on the evening of September
In explanation of the failure of Secretary
Root to await the return of President
Ro.isevelt to the National capital before
starting on bis trip to Mexico, it is stated
that he had previously conferred fully with
the President at Oyster Bay in regard to
the subject of ills public utterances in the
Mexican republic, and that his railroad
schedule in tile United States and Mexico
precluded any delay in his departure from
this city.
Receives Check for $10,000 for Saving
Chicago Woman's Life.
CHICAGO, Septemlier UiS.? A Tribune spe
cial from Kendall, Wis., says:
John Franklyn, a Northwestern engineer,
running between nere and Sparta, has re
ceived a check for with a promise of
another for having saved the life of a worn
un at Devils lake a few weeks ago.
Franklyn with his wife was spending a
few dajH at the lake. At the same time
William Peterson, a wta'thy Chicago man,
with his wife, daughter and Miss Jenkins, a
sister-in-law, also was encamped at the
lake. One morning while out in a boat
tiie girl and Miss Jenkins rowed over to a
spring to get a drink. As Miss Jenkins at
tempted to get back into the boat she slip
ped. failing into the water. The impact
drove the crait from shore, and, althougn
she managed to get hold of the boat, sue
could not draw herself from the water.
Fianklyn rescued her just as her
strength was about failing her.
Miss Jrnkins was one of the few who es
caped from tlie Iroquois Theater holocau-t
in Chicago, and says the fears she is to die
a violent death.
Constitutional Democrats to Emerge
From Position of Outlawry.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
ST. PETERSBURG, September 26.?By
far the most important event of the con
stitutional struggle since the dissolution of
the duma is the decision of the constitu
tional democrats to support the candidacy
of Count Orloft Davydoft for membership in
the duma from St. Petersburg.
The decision means that the constitu
tional democrats will be able to emerge
from the position of outlawry to which
they have been confined since the issuance
of the Viborg manifesto fifteen months ago.
Count Davydoff Is the bead of one of the
foremost of Russia s great land-owning
families. Alexander III frequently visited
ills father, and the present czar as fre
quently visited him.
Davydoft gave 1,000.000 rubles toward
the habilitation of the navy after the dis
asters of the Japarese war, but he saw
that the expenditure of the money was
placed beyond the reach of the regular ad
miralty committees.
Police Asked to Look for Two Rail
road Employes.
RICHMOND, September 2?.?The police
of Washington and Baltimore have been
asked to keep a lookout for J. G. Dono
van, a telegraph operator, and John Fos
ter. a railroad clerk, both of whom aro
wanted In this cltv. The young men were
at one time employed by the Chesapeake
and Ohio road and lost their places. They
went to a roundhouse and broke s.?vfr?>.;
engine lamps and did other damage whlrh
amounted to more than a hundred dollars.
They were arrested and recognized by a
magistrate for their appearance in court.
They left the city and when last heard
from were in Washington and on their way
to Baltimore.
Message Received by New
York Newspaper in Advance.
As Was Stated in the Dispatch Known
in Havana.
Agitation Because of Failure of Cer
tain Class to Receive Recognition.
Gen. Barry's Dispatch.
NEW YORK. September 2ft?Cuban con
spirators. whose plot to overthrow th.? pro
visional government has been thwarted by
Gov. Magoon, In Havana, attempted appar
ently to use the World to further their de
An unsigned cable of 1S2 words was re
ceived by the newspaper several hours be
fore the news or the plot became public,
stating that a meeting of p-ominent mer
chants of Havana had been held Monday
night and a resolution had been adopted to
Inform the world of the true state of Cuban
affairs. The message then said that there
would be a general uprising today and to
In language of alarm the message told of
credit impaired, property In danger and a
general anarchistic demonstration to follow,
all for the purpose of "causing an embar
rassing situation at Washington." It added
that If "American troops shed Cuban blood
a general uprising and open war against
Americans will be Inevitable."
Revolutionary leaders, the cable stated,
were known to have taken to the Interior
arms and ammunition and macl.fiv- guns
which had never been turned over to the
provisional government. "Give this the
widest publicity; possibly save situation,"
the dispatch concluded.
Inquiry as to the Identity of the send t of
the message disclosed that it was "Mer
chants' Association, .'10 Seulueta street."
The dispatch bore evidence of having been
prepared by an experienced cable corre
spondent, but Investigation showed there Is
no such organization In Havana as the
"Merchants' Association." The address
given is that of the conservative and ex
clusive Cnion Club, and no knowledge of a
meeting of merchants of any sort in Ha
vana could be learned.
Discredited at War Department.
War Department officials discredit the
probability of any uprising against the pro
visional government in Cuba. It Is true
they say that agitation among certain mem
bers of the colored population because of
their failure to receive a proper share of
the offices is rampant. The colored popu
lation compose !NJ per cent of the people
who oppos d Palma's government, and they
claim they are not being fairly treated. A
continuation of this agitation, it is admit
ted. might have the effect of causing some
of the more desperate malcontents to at
tempt uprisings against the existing gov
ernment in isolated places. But that pos
sibility gives the offieia s here no concern,
as they say Gov. Magoon is on the alert,
and tiiat anything like an insurrection will
be nipped in the bud.
Gen. Oliver, acting Secretary of War,
went over to the White House early this
morning to see the President, but he did
not regard the stories of a Cuban revolt of
sufficient importance to bring it to the at
tention of the Chief Executive.
Gov. Magoon's views of the situation are
practically in accord with the reports told
in the prfss dispatches last night. He Is
keeping the War Department fully advised
of the condition of affairs, and is consult
ing freely with Gen. Harry and other mili
tary officers in command of the army of
Cuban pacification.
His dispatches for prudential reasons are
not made public. The agitation has ap
peared in Havana province, us well as in
the province of Pinar del Rio, In the latter
province being confined to the lawless class,
mainly negroes. In a large measure the
governor is disposed to treat the whole
matter as of no serious consequence, as
the leaders of the last revolution are ac
tively opposing the present agitation, and
the rumors of attempted uprisings are gen
erally unfounded. Gov. Magoon is dis
posed to treat the whole matter as a re
vival largely of old roorbacks, which make
their appearance front time to time. In
his dispatches the governor has made some
reference to Moso Parra, and apparently
shares with the newspaper correspondents
the belief that he is to a large extent re
sponsible for the reported movement. Gov.
Magoon has reported that private and offi
cial advices from Santiago, Puerto Prineipc,
Santa Clara and Matanzas provinces indi
cate absolute tranquillity there.
Gen. Barry's Dispatch.
During the day the following cable mes
sage was received at the War Department
from Gen. liarry, commanding the army of
Cuban pacification, dated Havana, Septem
ber 2ti:
"Referring to newspaper accounts of agi
tation in Cuba, have been alive to situation
for some days, though nothing has devel
oped worthy 01 reporting. Ali intelligence
officers and station commanders hav ? been
alert and have reported everything con
cerning it. Daily r *ports from them show
tranquillity 111 all provinces except Pinar
d< 1 Rio. where there is some slignt agita
tion among lawless class, mainly negroes.
Am satisfied any situation which may arise
will Ik." promptly and succes.-Iully linn ilea.
In some official quarters in this city the
impression prevails that the present politi
cal agitation in Cuba is oacked and financed
by certain interests desirous of forcing the
Lulled States to annex the island republic.
May Interfere With the President's
LACROSSE, Wis.. September 2<i.?Recent
heavy rains, which have caused a rise of
four feet in the channel, will Interfere with
the inspection of the upper river by the in
land waterways commission.
The commission will leave St. I'aul to
morrow and will Join the President at Keo
kuk. All along the upper river from St.
Paul to Keokuk nearly every dam and
piece of Improvement work done by the
government in recent years is under water.
The river now has the appearance of
having a good channel almost from shore
to shore, when, in fact, innumeiabie wing
dams stretch out into the river, almost
touching the boat's hull beneatfi the water
in many points.
Secretary Moseley Improving.
A letter was received from Secretary
Moseley today at the interstate commerce
commission which was filled with n assur
ing Indications that the father of the rail
road safety appliances law is rapidly re
covering bis usual vigorous health. Mr.
Moseley stated that by permission of his
doctor he spent considerable tin ? on his
iron! veranda yesterday, and that he was
getting along all right.
W eather.
Fair tonight :
C\po<od p!.'l<V?.
sliijhtV ujrnu
? ' al.1v in "ft
Tomorrow i.ut|
New York Yacht Club Shirks
Another Race.
Millionaires All Talk. But None of
Them Contribute.
Decision of the C.ub a Surprise to Out
eiders?M.:.y Be a Seq;:el
Sood. .
LONDON September 2?l Sir
Thomas Upton. although bitterly dis
appointed at t!:?1 failure of tie X*? w
York Yacht Club to accept Ms ? .'al
longe, today authorized the Asso
ciated Press to announce that !>?? was
prepared to challenge with 11 nim-'.y
foot boat, under the new New York
Yacht Club ru!> .
NK\V YORK, September 2?.?H} an n'niost
unanimous vote I :-t night the N w YorlC
Yacl'.t Club declined tle> fourth challenge of
Sir Thomas Lipt'n for an International
yai lit race to take | lace In American waters
In October, l'.Hfri.
The salient reason pi von for thl? refusal
was that the baronet had failed to name
any dimensions for the competing Rnglish
yacht. This Is contrary to the cor..I lions of
th-^ deed of gift of the America's < up. the
trophy wihich Sir Thomas has thrice striven
vainly to win.
Another reason wns that the club will not
race with smaller yachts than ninety
The meeting las'od only thirty minutes^
and whil" the member* cheered at the close
It wns i lain they f. It anything but < heery.
J. 1'lerpont Morgan and C. Oliver i ? lln and
ottu rs who have t ik^ n part in prtvioM cup
races were pre&cnt.
Surprise ar.d Disappointment.
T>he outcom" will be a vast surprise nnd
a keen disappointment to many who have
look d forward confidently to an accept
ance of Sir Thomas' challenge under the
new rules.
So insistent had he been that >'.? se new
rules govern future yacht races that it was
deemed a foregone conclusion that his chal
lenge would adhere strictly to the lines laid
down at the International conference Ira
London in January. 1906.
The meeting of the club was in Mie model
room of the new clubhouse in West 44th
street. There were forty-six pres. nt. In
cluding forty yacht owners, when < ornellua
Vanrteibilt. commodore of the club, called
the meeting to order.
As Secretary George A. Cormack read the
challenge the mentions listened intently to
every word. When he ended, a silence that
could have been measured by Ave seconds
succeeded, to be broken .by murmurs of dis
appointment and annoyance, and then the
buzz of excited converse.
Sir T.homas, Instead of adhering to the
ninety-foot class, had challenged for a
fourth race with sixty-eight raters?that 1st
yachts measuring seventy-five feet on the
water line. He proposed In Ills challenge to
build two boats and to bring the faster of
the two to this country to race against %
similarly built craft, without time allow
Lipton Avoided Dimensions.
Pevond stating that the competing boats
would be sixty-eight-raters, the baronet hail
not named a single dimension. He had In
sisted that they l>e bu'.lt under the new
rules, which would mean that thev must ho
cruising as well as racing yachts. His chal
lenge made this one point clear?that ha
would not undertake another race with rac
ing machines and undertake to construct
one that could bear the brunt of a trans
atlantic voyage und then compete for the
From the first it seemed a foregone con
clusion that the challenge would be defeat
ed, and when, after a brief discussion, tha
matter came to a vote, yacht owners, who
alone of the membership had the power of
decision, quickly declined the challenge.
That the members, and especially tho
yacht owners, wen* disappointed and Irri
tated by the terms of the challenge was
evident when tliey left '.lie meeting room.
Most of the yacht owners went away in
silence, but one of them, who declined to
allow Ms name to be used, prophesied that
no race w*ould be possible, . yen ir l.ipton
s"iit a modified challenge along t: ? same
It was said last night t! at t yacht
OW lie 1 S of the cilia would no! eo ? -lit to
a rue- under the new rules, but would
insist O.I the right to be unrest -ci I as
to the dimensions of the yacht to defend
the cup This would mean that they wilt
held to the old riles that allow r.i? inn ma
chin: s of which the Reliance, th? last cup
deft nd r. is an extr. me type, to be used.
A History of tlie Rules.
As a matter of fact the New York \ aclit
Club is not bound by any of ' i." rules
made, either by the committee appointed
at the Atlantic coast conference In IiX?a.
nor the triple committee at lhe interna
tional conference In London In January,
litt*;. The club at first accepted tiie rules
.if the American committee, adopted by
many American yaclit c'.ubs. thai ra ing
yachts be built on cruising lin. s id that
t;ie scantling measurement which should
insure stability prevail i:i their construc
Later the New York Yacht Club re
pudiated these rules though Lewis C.iss
Led yard, one of J Plerpont Morgan's
handy legal aids, who lias been irr> ver.-ntly
referred to by yachtsmen as a "sea. law
yer," urged that they he retained
Hence the club last night was In a posi
tion to decline to race under the lew rubs,
and it was freely sa'd that when Sir
Thomas gets Ills answ er it will b ? made
clear that no chal'enge that does not in
volve a race with niiit ty-footers w 11 It 1 ac
ceptable. It was said, too. that it would
be pointed out to the baronet that the Hnc.
lish first began to build want is ternv d tl.o
"freak type" of racing yacht and that tl.o
Am-rica's cup wis won under tin se edi
tions. The conclusion will b * that it Is
fair that it should b ? recovered hy an Kng
lish yacht under th ? same conditions.
Millionaires May Be Forced to Defline
Their Position.
NI'.W YORK. Septenthet Y i tsm-ri
here in discussing the rejection of Sir
Thomas Lipton's latest challenge for the
America's cup think that in nominating a
boat to rate in the sixty-eight-foot class -
that is to say. a class smaller than th-> one
which has hitherto always prevailsd In
races for th" Am ilea's 'Uj, mil In not
complying with Uie deed of Kilt with lis

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