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VOL. LXVIU NO. 21fi. PRICE THREE CENTSc NEW HAVEN. CONN.. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1902.
THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. PELEE UIH YIQLEHT Many and Very Loud De tonations Heard From the Direction of x Martinique. VICTOR EMMANUEL LEAVES. GREAT WAR GAME NOW ON DUST AND ASHES FAILING COMMUNICATION WITH THE ISL AND INTERRUPTED. Very Friendly Farting Bet and the Kaiser. Potsdam. Prussia, Aug. 31 King Vic tor Emanuel of Italy, who has been visiting Emperor William, started -or home to-day. The King and tne em peror drove together to the Wild Park station. Here the leave takings 01 ice monarchs was most cordial and they embraced each other repeatedly. Crown Prince Frederick William and Prince William Eitel-Frederick and count Von BeuldV. the Imeperial cnancenor, ere on the statin platform to bid fare well to the King of Italy, and a large crowd of people cheered the departing guest. The King stood at a window of the railway carriage waving his hand to the emperor as long as the train was in sight. A LYNCHING IN ILLINOIS. HOSTILITIES OPENED AT MID NIGHT LAST NIGHT. Populace of Polnle-a-PIIre, Guade loupe, Panic Stricken Covered With a Cloud of Fine Dnst Seml-darkuese Prevail! Over the Sea and the Shlpa In the Harbor Seem Enveloped In a Clbud of Smoke. Roseau, Dominica, B. W. I., Saturday. Aug. 306 p. m. A thick mist has en- j veloped Roseau and its neighborhood, end dust is falling. Roseau, Dominica, B. W. I., Aug. 31. The thick mist which enveloped Roseau yesterday was taken, as it approached, for a rain storm. The dust is still fall ing, although lightly, ttut during the night of the 30tl the quantity of dust which fell here was greater than upon any previous occasion since the first eruption of Mont Pelee. At nightfall of the 30th a dark, cone-shaped cloud, emitting electric flashes, rose in the south, but it was gradually obscured by the mist caused by the falling ashes. Rumbling noises and a few detonations were heard during the night of the thir tieth. The people here are quiet. No news has yet reached here from Mar tinique. Polnte-a-Pitre, Island of Guadeloupe, 'Aug. 31. This port has been covered with a cloud of fine dust since 5 o'clock this morning, and the populace is panic stricken. Fine ashes are falling contin ually in a slight drizzle. Semi-darkness Is, over the sea, and the ships in the IhaVbor seem to be enveloped in a cloud of smoke. ' Advices from Basse Terre assert that since daybreak the entire island has teen covered with a cloud of dust com ing from the southwest, the direction of the Island of Martinique. The pop ulation of Basse Terre is greatly alarm ed. Basse Terre, St. Kitts, B. W. I., Aug; Si. A series of loud reports was heard here last night from 7 until 9 o'clock. Negro Shot to Death After Ereoplng From Being Hanged. Sparta Til A ii sr 31. Ardee Wilson, a negro, who was arrested here for an as sault on a young white woman yester day, was riddled with bullets by an angry mob. The mob took him from the jail, slipped a noose over his head nnd swune him up to telegraph pole, I onmo manner he SIltlDea uie nnnse and fell to the street. In an m stant he was on his feet and running away. He apparently escaped in the darkness but a posse pursued him and surrounded him several- hours later within two blocks of the jail ana snoi him to death. TO START DP COLLIERIES SEVERAL WILL CO.U31t.AVt. OPERATIONS THIS WEEK. The Oxford In West Scranton Already Turning Oul 400 Tons of Cool a Day Pump Home Blown Up by Dynamite .. nfl..,w.lr.!HttcheltS VUlt to At lantlo City. Scranton, Pa., Aug. iJl.-xne vvesi Ridge and Marvin collieries are prepar ing to start up this week. Superinten dent Tobey, of the Delaware, Lacka wanna and Western company, said to-fiie-ht that the starting up of a number of collieries in this region could be look ed for this week. The Oxford colliery in West Scranton has added a powerful searchlight to its weapons of defense. The Oxford is now turning out four hundred tons of coal a day., , j , . . . . The pump house of the National washery at Mlnooka was Blown 10 ftian- Blg Guns and Mortars at Work All Day Yesterday Generals HaeArthur and Greely to Remain at Fort Trumbull Vutll the Enemy la Slghted-EHaborate Plan of Slgnala Hlgglnaon'a Power ful Squadron. Newport, R. I., Aug. 31. Under cov er of fog and the blackness of night the North Atlantic fleet commanded by Rear Admiral Higginson slipped its cables in Menemsha Bight, Vineyard sound, shortly before 10 o'clock to-night and put to sea, making the first move afloat in the war game between army and navy in the imaginary war along the Southern New England coast. On land, from Rodman at New Bedford, to Wright at Fisher's Island every forti fication is manned by artillerymen and every headland Is patrolled by signal men just as carefully as if a really hos tile fleet were about to descend upon this part of the seaboard. The actual war period began at the ex piration of he forty eight hour of prep aration, and while the fleet appeared to take things easy during that interval the land forces under supreme command of Major General MacArthur were drill ed at the guns and at a signal station with all the vigor that forecasts real conflict. Never in the history of this country has such a grim aspect been given to the defenses which guard New Bedford, the cities on Narragansett bay, the Con necticut shore and more important even the city of New York from attack un der cover of Martha's Vineyard" and adjacent islands, and through the great waterway Long Island sound. To-night .when taps sounded at all the forts nearly 5.000 artillerymen went to sleep beside their guns Teady to spring up for action when the alarm should be sounded. On the walls of fortiflcatins paced guards and along the beaches sharp eyed signal men swept the sea wth their night glasses fever ishly anxious lest the light of a hostile war vessel be taken for that of a friend ly merchant craft. On the sea Admiral Higginson s fore boding fleet of fifteen ships had been PASSENGERS INCENSED. Declare Their Boat Wi Made a Target of by Fort Terry. New London, Conn., Aug. 3L Pas sengers returning to this city to-night on the New York, New Haven & Hart ford railroad stea.ner Maine, from a trip to Newport. w?re indignant at what was considered the carelessness of the officers in charge of troops at Fort Terry. The passengers assert that as the steamer was passing the fort the gun ners attempted to make a target of the boat, and whiles she was not actually hit many of the shoots were eo close that the excitement and terror on board was intense. One of the shells fired from the guns at the fort landed less than fifteen feet from the bow of the steamer. Another just cleared the smoke stack, and nu merous others fell in the water in the immediate vicinity of the steamer. It was only after a prolonged blowing of the whistle that the bombardment from the fort closed. FILIPINO INDEPENDENCE THE ULTIMATE AIM OF UNITED STATES. TO BREAK BALLOON RECORD, Islauda to be Held Iuaenniieiy With View of Educating the People to aSiateof Self-Governmentand Other Conditions Which Will Enable Them to Decide If They Dealro Independence or be Made a State Like Canada. Manila, Aug. 31.-Governor Taft was . ,1.. Amiplnan given a Danquei oy mc Chamber of Commerce of Manila Sat urday night. In an address replying to a toast the governor discussed the fu- 1 the travelers. ture of the Philippines. He said the United States would retain the islands indefinitely with the view of educating the Filipinos to a state of self-govern- Succceeful Start from Denver To Try Hcach Sew fork. Denver, Aug. 31. "Big Glory," ofl of the largest baloons ever constructed. was successfully started from this city this afternoon on a trip the purpose of which is to break the world's long dis tance record as well as all previous rec ords for fast balloon sailing. It is ex pected ultimately to reach New York, if 'possible. The balloon contains 140,000 cubic feet of hydrogen gas and was built especial ly for this trip. The occupants of the balloon are Captain T..S. Baldwin and Percy Hudson, aeronauts, and C. S. Sherman, a member of the staff of the Denver Post Botteis containing mes sages will be dropped to earth by par chutes and these messages will indicate the course of travel and experiences of : a Hows & sttai stm CHOLERA INCREASING. SWAM THE LOWER RAPIDS nieces early to-day by dynamite. St. John, Antigua, B. W. I., Aug. 31. ager Sharky says no damage was done Many very loud detonations were heard here from 9 o'clock last night to midnight. A severe eruption of Mont Pelee, Mar tinique, was reported to have occurred at noon of August 21. This report was brought to Castries, Island of St. Lucia, by officers of the French steamship Dahome. This eruption was followed by total darkness five miles away from the volcano. A despatch received from St. Thomas, D. W. I., August 25 said that between 10 o'clock in the morning and 3 in the afternoon of August 25 clouds of dust were seen in the direction of Mont Pelee from the Island of Dominica. De tonations were heard and there were light showers of volcanic dust on the island. The following message was received from Dominica, Tuesday, the 26th: "Since 2 p. m. to-day prolonged rumbling noises in quick succession have been heard from the southward There is every indication that Mont Pelee is in violent eruption." A despatch from Paris, dated August 28, said the latest despatches received at the ministry of the colonies from Fort de France were dated Monday, August 25. They made no mention of the re- ported eruptions of Mont Pelee. The Paris despatch said also that the ca bles to Martinique, both north and south, continued to be interrupted. to the washery and that work will pro ceed as usual. It is not known who placed the dynamite under the build ing. Philadelphia, Aug. 31. President John Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers of America, spent to-day at Atlantic City, returning to this city late to-night. Mr. Mitchell denied that ne went to tne seashore to see Senators Quay or Pen rose, and said he did not see either of them or any other person on the ques tion of settling the strike. While he will not admit it, there is a well found ed belief that he saw.several persons on the question of donating funds for the relief of the striking miners. President Mitchell will be the central figure in the Labor day celebration here to-morrow. He will make address at a labor picnic, the entire proceeds of which will be given to the miners' relief fund. Hazardous Ksnlol of Carlisle D. Graham at Niagara. Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 31. Car lisle D. Graham swam from the whirl pool below Niagara Falls through, the lowed rapids to Lewiston this afternoon. Graham made a better swim than he did on the 9th of September, 1901, when Maud Willard attempted to navigate the upper rapids in Graham's barrel and was suffocated. Graham to-day wore a life preserver about his waist and a neck float. He entered the water at 3:17. The swift running current whirled the swimmer to the center of the stream and for nearly half an hour he battled with the waves. . As far as the Devil's Hole it appeared compara tively. easy for Graham and then he plunged into rough water than many times hid him from sight. Only once, however, was he in danger. A current suddenly tossed him toward the shore dangerously near a big boulder that siiowed threateningly above the sur face. By desperate swimming he just avoided the rock and was carried on down stream. Below .the Devil's Hole where the river narrows Graham had another hard battled For a time he was completely hidden from view and the hundreds of spectators on the bridge ATanlln Anir 31 Ttla fhnlnra. In In. ment and other conditions which would creaslng. ast Saturday 340 new cases v., tn nwid whether they de- were reported in the provinces. The to euuuic , a . j. ni o-n o - . . .1 .1 , n m Tflft I ..... sired to become inaepeiiucm . - ana 13,640 deaths, from tee disease. . . ... . nnaAa ant Australia imo a. aiatc n. , under Great Britain. Governor Tan War rinderpest among tne cattle and i, oi4rvpri that the relationship the epidemic of cholera, agrioulture ia stuiuusiy ueure&seu uuuuguuuL iwtr swallowed up in darkness and it wilf be and aiong the banks grew greatly ex- heard from next when it makes a de- cited. Graham soon appeared in the scent on the coast within the zone of gm0other water where .the river widens and the crowd cheered him heartily. He i 1 wiined to enter as boat and swam to LETTER-CARRIERS'CONvi NTION the shor just below the new trolley DriuKQ. . i ' " After a rub down Graham said he felt ho bad effects from his hazardous swim, One Thousand of Them Kxpeeted la Denver To-day. Denver, Col, Aug. 31. One thousand letter carriers . are expected to be in Denver to-morrow to attend the annual convention of the national association The accredited delegates to the conven tion will number 600 and 400 to 500 other carriers are expected to visit the city during the convention. President James C. Keller in his an- FAST MAIL WRECKED. and two trainmen were killed. The train ual report which will be submitted on waa running at a high rate of speed and Tuesday will recommend the establish- tne flrs( man car followed the engin ment of a retirement fund for the bene fit of disabled or infirm carriers. It will recommend that the United States gov ernment be made the custodian and dis tributor of this fund, which shall be maintained by a pro rata assessment upon all the carriers of the association. The president will explain an important change in the management of the asso elation. This is the change from the board system to the centralized system, The president, by virtue of his office, Is also head of the executive board, which GENERAL GO BIN DENOUNCED. WRECK ON NORTHWESTERN. Three Killed, Four Fatally Injured and Thlrty-fonr Others Hurt. Owotanna, Minn., Aug . 31. The wreck on the Northwestern road five miles west of here last night was prob ably the worst that ever happened in this section of the state. Three persons are dead, four are fatally injured and 34 others received injuies, some of them of a serious character. Investigation shows that the storm which wrought such damage to the train was but 100 feet in width. From all reports it is evident that the engine escaped the fury of the tornado by but a few feet but it remained standing on the track while the six coaches in the train were picked up ae if they were feathers and rolled over and over down the steep em bankment. Four of the coaches caught the full fury of the storm and were car ried much further than were the other two. In these four coaches occurred all of the deaths and the majoity of the Injuries. The baggage carried the tur- nadoes full force, and was splintered. The storm destroyed the grain stocks of Thomas Raika, upon whose farm the wreck occurred: then passed directly between his house and barn, leaving them unharmed. It then passed north west through Medford, a town on the Milwaukee road, where a number of barns were demolished and several houses and other buildings over turned. Philadelphia Central Labor Union Acts on His "Shoot" Order. Philadelphia, Aug. 31. The Central Labor union of Philadelphia at its reg ular meeting to-day unanimously adopted a resolution denouncing Briga dier-General J. P. S,. Gobm, in com mand of the troops now on duty in the anthracite coal fields, for issuing an or der calling on his men to shoot strikers if they resist the authority of the troops. The resolutions set forth that it is illegal for the general to issue an order to "kill citizens of Pennsylvania who are guaranteed a trial by jury for any offense they may commit The res61utions request Governor Stone to revoke the commission of General Go bin, and the civil authorities are asked to have the general Indicted and tried for "threatening the lives of citizens of the state of Pennsylvania. The secretary of the union was in structed by the union to send a letter of protest to Governor Stone for the al leged breaking of a promise that he is said to have made to the three anthra cite district presidents to the effect that he would not permit the state troops to escort non-union men to and from the mines. It is claimed that the governor made this promise to Presidents Nich oils, Duffy and Fahy on the occasion of their visit to Harrisburg in May. Two IluudredMen ut on a Suburban Line. Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 31. Not a trol- corresponds to the board of directors ley car ig moving to-night on the Hud of a corporation.' He Is, therefore, not railroad, a trolley system only president, but general manager of 80,1 va,ley " . the association. The president's report exienunK uum w.Bv. will refer to the extension of the postal strike of the motormen began yester- sprvlce to the rural districts, the growth rlav. The two hundred men out are BEATEN BY STRIKERS. Coal Policemen Held Dp and Severely Punished. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 31. Jacob Smith, a coa"l and iron policeman in the employ of the Kingston Coal company, was held up by two unknown men to day while he was on his way to one of the collieries of the company to relieve another officer. His assailants took his revolver from him and then gave him a severe beating. Vanderbllt's HorieThlrd. Paris, Aug. 31. At Longchamps to day William K. Vanderbllt's Constanzia was third in the race for the Deuxieme Georgia Mob Lynches a Negro. Monticello, Ga., Aug. 31. John, a ne gl'O wno aiieinpi-cu vo urmiuiuiiy ubuuil Miss Johnnie cnomn, a tweive-year-oia girl yesterday, waa lynched early, to day. Two Trainmen Killed on the Chicago and Northweetern. , Fairchild, ,'Wit Aug. 31. The fast mall, eastbound on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, ran into a wash out near here about midnight last night into the ditch and was badly splintered, The mail clerks escaped with but slight injuries. The passenger coaches and sleepers left the track, but did not turn over and beyond a severe shaking up none of their occupants was hurt. 343 New Caaea Reported In Philippines Saturday. Philipplneislands. Governor Taft esti mates the area under cultivation this year at half that of an ordinary year. Many districts are badly impoverished. GREAT STRIKE IN FLORENCE between the two peoples would be con tinued, and that the Americans were here for the benefit of the Filipinos. He said the Americans did not desire the islands for selfish purposes, and prom ised, that American capital would get fair treatment here. Continuing, the governor expressed 40,000 ESTIMATED TO BE IDLE . i .. i 1 TirTjitivrJirifrmr hi bplief that commercial lniercoio i.Yij.iu.niuii. must ultimately rely upon Filipino la bor, although a temporary relaxation of I Town Appears to be In a State of Siege- Troops Recalled from Maneuvers and Camp and Every Square Is Occupied by a Company of Soldiers May Spread to Other Cities. Florence, Italy. Aug. 31 The em' the immigration restrictions was possi ble. He said the United States civil j commission would again recommend congress to give the Philippine Islands gold standard of currency, as the present fluctuating silver standard was ployss of 40 different callings have a disadvantage to everybody. Luke E.1 Wright, who acted as civil governor of the islands during the re cent absence of Judge Taft, also spoke at the Chamber of Commerce dinner. He expressed the opinion that the fu ture of the islands depended upon the admission of their products to American markets: rBmmtssioher- Wright "'- re Stores Close Ail Day Today. joined the strike which began last Fri day and to-day 40,000 men are now idle. The town appears to be in a state of sieze. Troops have been recalled from the manoeuvres and from camp and every square in the city is -occupied by a company of soldiers. Strong in fantry and cavalry patrols, with1 fixed lances and . bayonets are, parading the streets of Florence and its suburbs. Six thousand troops, in addition to. a nam- Advance News OF Autumn Styles The well gowned woman of today must have in her wardrobe" the storm, or walk ing suit. , . Manufacturers are making supreme efforts to cope with the situation and in conse quence we are showing the finest line of autumn suits ever displayed here. Ihe cloths are bcottish heather, melton, Sandring ham novelty suitings, Scotch cheviots, etc; 1 he styles are blouse, double breasted,1 tight fitting and Norfolk. Prices from $14.50 to $30. New Dress Goods are arriving daily. The lat est designs in silk and wool and other early f all goods will soon be ready for your , inspection. ' Dip Hip Corsets. They are the thing just at present, and we with our usual promptitude ' haye--a' fine lot on hand. Come here and note their many good points. Prices 1.00, 1.50 and 2.50. Manicuring Parlor Re open Tuesday Morning. gretted that the Philippine question had ber of policemen and carbineers, have been made a football in American poll- tics. SUNDAY BASEBALL. TROLLEY STRIKE AT TROY. National IjeaRUe Teams Pall to Show Up at Mclieneolady and ITIIoa. Schenectady, N. Y.. Ausr. 31. The Cincinnati National club did not show up here to-day to play the exhibition game with the locals. Two thousand people were disappointed. Utlca, N. Y., Aug. 31. The Pittsburg been concentrated in the city: Plenty of other soldiers are available should or der be disturbed. The government, which according to its democratic programme has allowed the strikers complete liberty ae long as order was maintained, has asBumad a most energetic attitude since the strik ers forced willing workmen to remain idle and commlttted actfi of vandalism, such as cutting of gasplpes arid an at tempt at incendiarism. The headquar ters of the workmen are occupied by the military authorities. All meetings and processions have been forbidden baseball club disappointed several thou sand persons here to-day, by failing to and hundreds of suspected persons have put in an appearance for the exhibition game arranged with the Utica State League club. A telegram from the Pittsburg manager, received at 1:30 p. m. stated that the team had missed connections at Buffalo and would therefore be unable to appear in this city. of that service ana tne necessity or making provision for the rural mall car riers n the national body. He win rec ommend that they be taken into the as sociation. members of the Troy division of the Amalgamated Association of Street Car Employes, which has a membership of 700. Chicago Win Half a Million. Chicago, Aug. 31. John W. Gates in discussing the victory of Savable in the Futurity race of Saturday, made the atatement to-day that Chicago was richer by $500,000 thsji before the race. Mr. Gates would give no names but said he knew one man who won J10.000 and aonther who won $7,000. "The $500, 000.'" said. Mr. Gates, "does not include whatever may have been won by Chi cago men who were at the race trade. It covers simply what was won by men who were in this city Saturday." To I.siie 823,000,000 Mortgace Bonds. Denver, Col., Aug. 31. At a special meeting held Saturday the stockholders of the Denver, Northwestern ana ra- Chleago Butchers May strike. Chicago, Aug. 31. Unless a compro mise shall be effected the cattle butch ers at the stock yards will go on strike next Wednesday morning and the butchers in the packing plants In Kan sas City. South Omaha. Sioux City, St Paul and St. Joseph, mo., says tney win do likewise. The butchers' union has made in all these cities a demand for an increase of 10 per cent, in wages and if the request shall be refused, concert ed action has been agreed upon. The packers say there will be no strike and that all differences wm oe aojusieo. when the time comes. Foretell fUite. noriin Ana. 31. The Berliner Tageblatt publishes a dispatch from GuiuWnneu. Eant .... I nnh u in cific Railroad company, decided to is- 0in, that Llmitenaut Hlldebninii, sue $22,000,000 or nny year per ceiu. tue pardoned dupnsr, uas utoh uwuuamu first mortgage bonds and ratified the from the army on account of ,the ovation contact wit" the Colorado-Utah Con- J. tIMnatlon n WHICH taprillll vou ITIIUKL-l- hnrtr nnfi First Lieutenant Xnmb been arrested. These measures have averted disorder and have frustrated the efforts of the anarchists and social 1st elements to profit by the strike to foment trouble. The tramway operatives and the gas meni are among those who have joined the movement. The troops have been ordered, as far as possible to maintain the public services. The Optician returns from vacation Tues day morning. The month of September will be devoted especially to the children of the public schools. Do not allow your child to attend school unless you know that their eyes are in good con-. dition. For 4 years our optician bas made a specialty of ex- animations ot - the school children's eyes, and with each year the work becomes more able and satistactory. We make a special price for the occasion which , is within the reach of all; Arrangements have been made, for American League. fifty tons 01 oreaa 10 OO orougn". nonvH netroit 7. Washington 10. into Florence irom ouiaiae me cny, m At St I)uls-St. Louis 1, Philadelphia I nobody will be allowed to purohase j 4 a T.nla S Phlla- mors than two nounds at a. time. The UtlipillO. . 1 . ... . x mv. nmnl Af tilth ttw wovnn Boston 3. uieveiana viae metu.. uic w v' ai. . 1 (11 innings At Chicago Chicago 11, Baltimore 2. City 11, Eastern League. At Weehawken Jersey Providence 0. At Rochester Rochester 6, Buffalo 11. At Newark Newark 2, Worcester 4 (second game) Newark 11, Worcester 6. and the jali9 are flued to overflowing. Large numbers or prisoners nave Deero city Is assured. Owing to the cutting of ens niDes certain portions of Florence are now lighted with torches. The cafes are dosed. What, is most feared in Florence Is that the strike congatlon may spread to Milan, Genoa and other Industrial centers. Numerous arrests have , been made, MR. HOWE'S CONDITION. transferred to neighboring towns. It Was struction company to build tne roaa The contract provides that work is to begin September 1. Alining Plnut Burned Out. Butte, Mont., Aug. 31. The entire hoisting plant, pumping station and shaft house of the Alice Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining company were destroyed by fire to-day. The loss is estimated at $100,000. Part of the fire crept down the shaft, but no lives were lost. i .i n't-.. i ijiutnnnnt Xiimhnuor Idiva 1 ?,u.r J " " '"Za from ihe 7.rvl. cover, airi-iiuy uri-u Mio.-"- - Considerably Improved Last Evening. The condition ot Elbridge L. Howe waa reported last evening as being rather more favorable. The tempera ture was considerably lowered, and his friends are greatly encouraged in con sequence of the improved conditions, and there are grounds for hoping and believing that he will eventually re- PRESIDENT'S SUNDAY. HOWE tt STETSON. VAILSBURG RACES. Prof. Vlcliow Remavrd to Berlin. Berlin, Aug. 31. Prof. Virchow, the famous scientist who is gravely ill and hardly expected to live, was brought here to-day from Harzburg in an ambu lance. Hopes are still entertained that the professor may rally from his pres ent illness. He is over eighty years of age. London, Aur. 31.-Elder. Dempster & Co. have offered free passage from Canada to Liverpool to any person whose onlect lu coming l Englnnd is the development of trade between Canada and South .Africa. The Allnn line steamer Outarlan will leave Montreal October 18 to start the new monthly service between Canada and South Africa.' Rome Aug. 31. The experiment Is pro iected of establishing wireless telegraphy :..n in BrPM or on the island of Crete I for the purpose of communicating northward I with Ttnlv and to the south with Eevnt, which would enable a great reduction In the telegraph charges between these countries. Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 31. All the etn !,... ne the tramway lines of tills city wont on strike to-dny because the manager of the electric workshops, who is an Ameri can, dismissed forts'-two men employed in the shops ana ou-if" "r-'" " ductors It is feared the strike will extend to the men employed on the steamers ply ing on the lakc- of Geneva. Suent Partly at W. Seward Webb's House-Journey Contlnifes To-day. Burlington, Vt.. Aug. 31. After hav ine soent the night at the country rest dence of Secretary Shaw .on Lake Champlaln, President Roosevelt to-day was conveyed in the steam yacht Elf re da to the Shelburne PSarme. the home of W. Seward Webb, where he will re main over night. His arrival at Thomp son's Point last night was made the occasion for a great demonstration ful ly 4,000 people having gathered to ex tend to htm a fitting welcome. There was an elaborate display of red light and fire works, the latter Including some beautiful set pieces, while numer ous small, craft on the lake which had A Sullen Miot by a gentry. Manila, Aug. 31. The Sultan of Bin- Idayan, who was held as a hostage py the American forces at Fort Vickars, Island of Mindanao, attempted to es cape from his guards last Thursday andl Deen gathered together especially for the event tooted their whistles, fired sa was shot by a sentry. The sultan naa been arrested as a result of the recent murders of American soldiers In Min danao and was being held pending the surrender of the murderers. Boer tienernls AroIii In London. London, Aug. 31. Generals De Wet, Botha and Delarey and Mr. Fischer ar rived here to-day from The Hague. A heavy rain was falling when they ar rived and they received no demonstration. lutes and In other ways shared in-the tumultuous reception which was ac corded him. Ascending the steps of the Shaw residence the president in a brief address thanked the assemblage for having turned out in such numbers to greet him. At the conclusion of his remarks he was vociferously cheered and the crowd dispersed. To-morrow morning the president will return to Burlington, and at 10 o'clock . continue bis journey. Hurley Wins and Loses Ruti Fifth In Teu-SIlle ESvent. . Newark, N. J., Aug. 31. Exciting fin ishes were the rule at the bicycle races ' at the Vailsburg track to-day. The last race of the day came in. the ten mile prof esslonal ' handicap. There were 87 starters In all, with eight of the num ber on scratch. The scratch men were slow to get out under way with the result that the men placed on 350 yard mark caught up to the back mark men early in the struggle. The final sprint was between Badgett and Ambruster, the foremr winning by a length. , While Hurley, the amateur champion, had little trouble In winning' the half ; mile, open, he met his'niatch In the mile handicap. Hurley tried to eprlnt a full Quarter mile at'the finish and found the distance a bit too far for his high "gear, Glasson catching him at the tape and winning by a few inches. Both started from scratch. In the,' one mile consolation for professionals, the strug gle was a good one tnrougnout wim John Bedell winning by a few Inches from' Kimble. The. summaries: Half mile, open, amateur, won by M. L. Hurley. New- York A. c.;s James amies, Newark, N. J., second; Henry.A. Welsing, New York A. C, third. Time 1:10 2-t. One mile, consolation, professional, won Die, Liouisvme, stvi v, Chicago, third, Time. 2:39 4-5. Ten mile, handicap, professional, won by Walter Bardgett, Buffalo (350 yards); Ed ward Ambruster, Brooklyn. (350 yards, second- "Plugger Bill" Martin, Lowell (l-M) vards), thiivd: Menus Bedell,-Lynbrook. (ISO vnrds) fourth; W. A. Rntz. New Haven (150 yards), fifth. Time, 22:10 8-5. One mile, handicap, amateur, won hy George Glasson Bay view (scratch); M. L. Hurlev New York A. C. (scratch) second; Fred "finhlke, Buffalo (120 yards), third. Time, 2:03 . Chinese Rejielllon Spreading. Pekin, Aug. 81. The foreign legations here are - receiving reports from Szechuan, province, that the rebellion there 19 constantly spreading and that foreigners are In great dangea Gritlerium.