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PEICE TWO CESTTS. NEWHAVEX, COHTN., TUESDAY JUXE 27, 1905. THE CAEniXGTON ruBusniXG CO. YALE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES YESTERDAY CLASS DAY OF 1903 HELD ON CAMPUS WITH PERFECT WEATHER. The Law and Medical School Hare . Their Anniversaries Jadge .Taft Speaks The Townsend Prise Speak ing and Awards 1905's Class Day Exercises Paysoa Merrills of New York Elected to Corporation The University Announcements of Fellow ships and Scholarships Honor Ap pointments Announced A wards in '- the Sheffield School The Glee Club Concert The Senior Promenade Class Suppers. With June beaming down one of the rarest of Its rare days, with the most genial rays of summer sunshine bright eninc all the outdoor world and with everything in nature- as perfect as heart could wish yesterday, the great social day of Yale's commencement, passed oft in merriment and glory. All day were the streets of New Ha ven gay with the fair guests of the stu dents in their handsomest summery costumes, the seniors In their distinc tive caps and gowns and the alumni in their fantastic class uniforms. Hot, op pressively hot the streets of the clty.but the groups of light-hearted graduates inarched about town under the midday sun attracting many admiring glances and comments. Probably the greatest amount of public attention was at tracted by v the men of 1902, "ye .right merry Scotland laddies, in their kilties of white with their blue sashes and their Japanese umbrellas of blue. They were here in large numbers and were much in evidence. The class of '99 ap peared resplendent in their blue coats striped with white, while '95 appeared in a neat uniform of white duck trou sers and "white duck coat with trim mings of blue. With the transfer of the scientific school class day from Saturday to Mon day, the latter is rounded out as 'de partment day," and the only notewor thy change was the shifting ; of the "ShefE." exercises yesterday morning to the Vanderbllt campus. The law school had its meeting of alumni at Hendrie hall with lunch and alumni addresses. Late in the after noon the Townsend prize speaking took place, and the address of Secretary of. War Taft was delivered. His subject .was "The Administration of Criminal Law." i : The 'presentation exercises of the academic class, with the oration and poem, class histories, songs, and ivy planting also took place in the after noon. Dr. Abraham Jacobl of New York delivered at the medical " school exer cises in College street hall an address on "The Era of Therapy," ' and the prizes were announced. Last evening the scientific school re ception, the Glee club concert and the senior promenade were held. - i f" Class Day of 1005. As the hour of 2 o'clock approached the ways leading unto the campus be gan to assume a lively appearance, as the invited guests and the students gathered for the class day exercises Under the flickering shadows of the campus elms arose the amphitheater erected for the event. In the enclosure on their benches sat the gowned sen iors smoking their long clay pipes like the Iroquois in council.- On the rising tiers of seats were assembled hundreds of guests, the fair sex being in the preponderance. - ' Outside capered 'the frisky graduates with the class of '02 playing baseball on the senior diamond. As the guests were assembling Yale songs and cheers filled the air, 1902 vie ing with 1905 In enthusiasm. Shortly after 2 o'clock the exercises were open ed with the singing of "Here's to Good Old Yale." When the echoes of song bad died away amongst, the farthest elms James Grafton Rogers of Denver delivered the class poem. The poem is entitled "The Pilotage." The closing verses of-the poem follow: Enough! For the lowlands are passed, and ahead The peaks shoulder aloft! Ere this has the highway been smooth to our tread. And its shadows were soft, But the highway must dwindle the trails must divide, And we cannot retrace! We must brace the defiles with a sl lenter stride. We must bend to the pace! ,Yet where? Do ye journey afar to the peak, For a grio on a throne? If those are the desolate summits we seek, Each must journey alone; And the chill of a spring or a glen can , not bribe ' Your raze from the trail Nor a cheery, red gleam (from the forest-land tribe If you tarry, you fall! The crest on the pass, the last rocky ..- spur. E'en the peak you may win. Just to forfeit it all for the clouds are astir, i Death is closing you in! Or choose shall we loltar and linger , awhile In the chill of the glade, Then leave the world puzzled to frown or to smile. At the nothing we've made? No, better to turn and to harvest the fields That may come to your ken. To value the bread that the harvesting yields, . ' And to elbow with men; When the harvest is done, when the i snow flurries fall, When the autumn is spent, We may smile in the haze, turn our face to the wall, And slumber, content! After the singing of that beautiful ode of Horace "Integer Vitae," and the song "My Comrades, When I'm No More Drinking,' Arthur Packer Mc "".(Continued on Fifth Page.), HEW HAVE' MAIN ACEXCT. Beport as to Equitable Agency Closing In Hartford. New York, June 26. James H. Hyde, former vice-president of the Equitable Assurance society, presided as chair man of the executive committee at a meeting of that committee to-day. . Gage E. Tarbell, second vice-president of the society, said to-day that there was no truth in the stories that agents of the Equitable throughout the country are organizing o secure, sock of the society, that they may be repre sented on the board of directors. Con cerning the report from Hartford, Conn., that the Equitable agency there has been discontinued because . the agents had gone over to other compa nies, he said: t "We had only a pub-agency in Hart ford. Our main agency is In New Ha ven. We are taking on more agents now than ever before." HOODOO FOLLOWS WISCONSIN. Von Meter Down With Tonsolltls May Disrupt Four-Oar Crew. ': Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 26. The hard luck which was reported from Madison before the Universtly of Wis consin crew came east seems to have, followed the men, for to-day Van Me ter, No. 3 in the "varsity eight, reported sick with tonsilitls. He was unable to row this evening, but If It should be found necessary to put another man in his place, the four-oared crew will bave to be disrupted, because there are no substitutes In the squad, and Coach, O'Dea has no man whom he deems qualified to row in two races, as two of Courtney's men did last year. YACHTS IN BAD COLLISION TARANTULA CRASHES JXTO F. H. TILFORD'S NORMAN IX SOT7XD. Former Craft a Turbine. One of the Fastest Vessels Afloat and Owned by W. K. Vanderbllt, Jr. Steering Geer Goes Wrong While She Is Trying to Bun Into Port Ahead of the Norman. New York, June . 26 The turbine yacht Tarantula, owned by William K. Vanderbllt, Jr., one of the swiftest ves sels afloat, and the steam yacht Nor man,, belonging to Frank . H. Tilford, were in collision to-day off Stepping Stone light. Long Island sound- , Both vessels were badly damaged and Jjad 'to get Into dry dock for repairs. The Tarantula left, the New York Yacht club's anchorage off East 26th street about 2 o'clock with Mi1, and Mrs. Vanderbllt and party of friends on board bound for Great Neck L. I., the port of Roslyn, where the Vanderbllt's have their summer home. On board the Norman were Mr. Tilford and a party of friends who were starting for a trip on the sound. " Off Stepping Stone light the two boats drew together. ' The Tarantula put on an extra head of steam and tried to run In ahead of the Norman, but at that moment something went wrong with her steering gear and she swung over to port.. Her bow hit the Norman just below the decking amid ships ripping a long hole in the side, tearing away decking and rails and smashing a launch. The force of the collision threw the Norman around' to starboard, Just as the Tarantula had backed out of the wreckage and forged ahead again, and she hit the port bow of the turbine yacht tearing an ugly hole but a few Inches 'above the water line, carrying away a small boat and tearing oft a long piece of the rail. After a quick exchange of explanations from the two boats it was found that .both could manage to get a landing place safely. The Tarantula made with all Speed for Jacobs' ship yards at City Island and put into dry dock. The Norman wen down the river to the New York Yacht club's landing, where Mr, Tlllford took off his guests. The yacht was then sent over to Hoboken to be repaired. The damage to the Tarantula is estimated at about $5,000 and to the Norman about $2,000. BOSTON ACCEPTS GIFT. $400,000 From Chrnegle to lie Added to Franklin Fund.. '. ' Boston, June 26. The Boston boardt of aldermen to-day by a vote of 11 to 1 accepted a gift of $100,000 offered by Andrew Carnegie to be added to the fund left by Benjamin. Franklin for the erection of a trade school here. Alderman Frank J. Linehan, who vot ed in the negative, in a spirited ad dress declared that the money offered by Mr. Carnegie was "blood money" secured from the boys and men em ployed in the steel industrlee of the country. Car and Freight Collide. Baltimore, Md., June 26. In a colli sion to-night between a trolley car and a freight train on the Pennsylvania railroad, one colored woman was killed and Mrs. Sarah Cromwell, white, was so seriously Injured that her death 'ia momentarily expected, and a dozen or more were injured. Divorce for Lady Gray-Egerton. London, June 26. The divorce court to-day granted Lady Gray-Egerton (formerly Miss May Cuyier, daughter of Major Wayne Cuyier, TJ. S. A.), a divorce on the ground of the desertion of her husband, Sir Philip- Gray-Egerton. The suit is the sequel of a previ ous case, when the wife sued for a res titution of her conjugal rights and ob tained a divorce, which, however, Sir Philip refused to obey LEGAL STEP TO RECOYER EQUITABLE LIFE MONEY SPECIAL COUXSEL RETAINED BY CHAIRMAN MORTON. Instructed to Institute Such Proceed ings as They Consider Fit for the Re covery of Money and Property to Which the Society Is Found Entitled To Work In Conjunction With Special Accountants Certain Per quisites of Directors Cut Off. New York, June 26 As chairman of the Equitable Life Assurance society's board of directors, Paul Morton has begun legal proceedings to recover money alleged wrongfully to have been taken from the society and he also has cut off certain' perquisites in the socie ty. Mr. Morton to-niglht made the fol lowing statement: "I have retained Messrs. Austen G. Fox and Wallace MacFarlane as spec ial counsellor the Equitable society in connection with the investigation of the past ' financial transactions of the so ciety by Price, Waterhouse & Co. and Haskins & Sells chartered account ants, which is now in progress, and to institute such legal proceedings as they may consider to be appropriate for the recovery of any money and property to which the Equitable is found to be en titled as the result of their examina tion. ; Messrs. Fox and MacFarlane have been instructed to put themselves in communication with the attorney general and the insurance department and to act in harmony with them. "It has been the rule heretofore to allow directors $25 for attending execu tive committee meetings of. the Equit able society and these allowances were made whether the directors wre pres ent or absent;- ' "This has been changed. No director will in future get fees unless he is present at the meeting and no officer, or employe who happens to be a direc tor will hereafter receive any fee for attending board meetings of any kind." Albany, N. Y., June 26. Superinten dent of Insurance Hendricks to-day withdrew the statement in his prelimi nary report on the Equitable Life As surance society that Alvln W- Krecch- participated in the "syndicate" opera tions while a director of the society. COLONEL COMSTOCK ARRESTED. Alan' Who Lost 'SlSiO.OOO In Securities Ac cused of Larceny. Boston, June 26. Colonel Henry W. Comstock, who on June 12 reported to the police here .that he had been rob bed of $120,000 worth of securities while a passenger from New York on board the Fall River line boat "Puritan, was arrested to-night by Boston police in spectors on a charge of larceny.. The charge was preferred by . Mrs. Cora A. Frothingham of Atlantic Mass., who' alleges that she gave Corn- stock two-$1,000 bonds of the New York Central railroad on March 28 last to be held as collateral for the pur chase of 100 shares of Chesapeake and Ohio railroad shares. She claims that she has not received any stock and that the bonds have not been returned. The case bears no relation to the alleged robbery of June 12. - Comstock was placed in the Tombs for the night and will; be arraigned to-morrow. Comstock is well known in New York and Colorado.- He was formerly a mining promoter in the western states. He is seventy-three years of age and a crippled veteran of the civil war. TEAMSTERS DYING HARD, Refuse to Accept Terms Recently Of fered by Employers. Chicago, June 26. By an almost un animous vote the striking teamsters to-night refused to accept the terms re cently offered toy the employers, and the latest peace prospect In the strike has vanished. The terms offered by the employers were those which have .been published from time to time wlthl the addition that the question of wear ing the union button should be left for decision with the Individual employers. Only two unions, the department store drivers and the express drivers, voteel on the question, the other unions agree ing in advance to accept the decision of these two unions. SIX HUNDRED STRIKE. Trouble at Shipbuilding Yards In Brooklyn. New York, June 26 About 600 boil- ermakers and their apprentices went on strike to-day from the yards of the John Robins Shipbuilding company and the Robert White Shipbuilding and Re pair company in Erie Basin, Brooklyn. The Vintlermakers' annrentices demand. ed an increase from $2.35 to $2.50 a day, and the ship fitters helpers asked for an increase from $1.70 to $2.60 a day. Both demands were refused, whereupon the apprentices went on strike and the journeymen Joined them from sympathy. Petition for Receiver. Chicago, June 26. Creditors -of the grain commission house of Knight, Donnelly & Co. this afternoon petition ed for a receiver for the company. Ed win W. Potter was appointed receiver in bonds of $100,000. The claims of the petitioning creditors aggregate, $16,000, but it is said the liabilities will amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars'. Assets are not given. Preferential payments to one creditor while the company was alleged to be Insolvent was the basis for the action. DR. HILPRECHT EXONERATED. V. of P. Trustees, by Unanimous Vote, Aecult Him of Charges. Philadelphia, June 26. By a unani mous vote of the board of trustees of the University of , Pennsylvania, the Rev. Dr. Hermann Vollrat Hilprecht, researchprofessor of Assyriology and professor- of Semitic philology " and archaeology of the Ucivcrsity of Penn sylvania, was to-day acquitted of the charges recently brought against him concerning his integrity in, the matter 6f his explorations in Babylonia. The charges were brought against Dr. Hil precht by several professors of arch aeology, and were investigated by a committee of six appointed from among the trustees of the university. The ac cusers of Dr. Hilprecht appeared before the committee, as did also the accused professor. . HIT MUNROE AT WILL. Johnson Has All the Better of Go With . . Montana Man. Phiiadelphla, June 26. Jack Johnson of California had much the better of the six round bout with Jack Munroe of Montana to-night at the National club. ... The fight was hard and fast.. The Californian did bis best work in the fifth and sixth rounds, when iie hit Monroe almost at will. In the last round Johnson caught Munroe hard on the face several times, but was unable to deliver a knockout blow. SECRETARY HAY'S ILLNESS HIS CONDITION REGARDED FA VORABLE LAST NIGHT. After a Few Days RtJ It Is Expected He Will be Able to Leave Ills Room Suffering from Attack of Uraemia Family Considers There Is No Need of Further Anxiety. ,, Newbury, N. HV, June 26. The condi tion of Secretary of State John Hay, who is confined to his bed at his sum mer home near Lake Sunapee, by an attack of . uraemia, was regarded as favorable .to-night by his physicians. After a few days of test it is expected the secretary will bo able to leave his room. Dr. Charles I Scudder, of the Massachusetts general hospital, Bos ton, who , came hero with Dr. Fred T. Murphy of Boston, Sunday night, on a special train in response to a message from the family, remained .in the village to-night " but ;' Dr Aiurphy returned home. A nurse from Boston arrived at 8:30 o'clock this evening.?; "Dr. J. L. Cain of Newport,. N. H., who was called to the Hay home before the arrival of the Boston physicians, is with Dr. Scudder.-" Both, doctors are of the opinion that Mr. Hay will have no difficulty in. overcoming the effects of: the present attack- An operation was considered at one time by Dr. Calnk but the three physicians, after a care ful examination and a consultation de cided that it wobld not . be necessary. The attack was due to a cblll caught on the Journey from Washington, and is similar to one Mr. Hay had four years ago. The secretary passed ' a comfortable afternoon and evening and his familiy considers that there is no need of fur ther anxiety. . V ! - Secretary Hay arrived at his summer home Saturday Wight -" Washington, June 26. A personal, tel egram has been received at the state department from Mrs. Hay saying that Secretary Hay last night suffered a slight attack similar to one he had sev eral years ago, which was brought on by a Cold. This telegram coming di rect from Mrs. Hay, has greatly assur ed officials here. BRITISHERS ENCOURAGED. Holcomb Ward Defeated by the Welsh Tennis Champion. London, June 26. The defeat of Hol combe Ward, the American national lawn tennis champion and the winner last week of the championship of the city of London, in the first round of the All-England tournament at Wimbledon t6-day brought much joy to the British camp.. The contest, in which S. H. Smith, the Welsh champion, was victo rious, was probably the fastest ever seen in England. Ward was not quite UP to his last week's form, attributable perhaps to the stiff work of the last two days; but it is conceded that Smith never played a better game. He ap peared to be able to stand the extreme pace better than Ward, whose serves several times failed to break effective ly.' W. A. Lamed, B. C. Wright and W. J. , Clothier (American) all won in the second round, Larned especially show ing good form, but in no case did their opponents call for particular extension. Ward's game against Smith was, of course, the attraction of the day. The Welshman took the first set rather eas ily and five straight games in the sec ond, Ward tieing. In the third set, however, Ward made a superb rally, and the score reached "games all." When Ward was serving deuce was called nine times. Ward was winning, but he seemed fagged and lost the next three games and the match. In the first round of the doubles Ward and Wright will play Evans and Navrogordato, and Larned and Clothier will play Hillerup and Larsen. Meriden Superintendent of Schools Out. Meriden, June 26. The board of edu cation this evening accepted the res ignation of Superintendent of Schools i A. H. Mather, who" has held the po- ; sitlon since 1899. A complete reorgan- j ization of the Meriden school system ia contemplated. , , il BAT FIT TO MMDnUTMI tVVl lUJUliO Willi AU1U11 THEN COMMITS SUICIDE SHOCKING TRAGEDY ON BANK OF STAMFORD RIVER. Lads Out Shooting Birds Edward Rush Wanted to Handle Revolver and It Accidentally Goes Off In Hands of Herbert Blrdsall Wbo Is Showing How It Worked Blrdsall Runs Off Into the Woods on Seeing Companion Dead and Shoots Himself. Stamford, June 26. Herbert Blrdsall, aged eighteen years, accidentally, shot and killed a companion, Edward Rush, son of Edward Rush, of Pelham Manor, N. Y., this afternoon, and In his fright he ran Into the woods and was latei found dead. He had killed himself with the sade weapon. The boys had been on the bank of Mill river, in the northern part of the town,: and Blrdsall had been using the revolver, which was of .22-calJbre. in shooting at birds. Rush wanted to handle the weapen, and .while Blrdsall was showing him how the cartridges were discharged Rush ;'. stopped down and looked into the gun and the bullet went through his head, killing him in stantly. ' : V. , ' Birdsall told another companion not to say anything, and then he ran into the 'woods. ! ... The companion gave the alarm and after the body had been re moved to an undertaker's several men went in search of Birdsall. They found him sitting quietly apparently at the foot of a tree. ; When the men touched him they found he had shot and killed himself, the bullet having gone through his head. Rush had been an inmate of the Spen cer sanitarium .here. Blrdsall, it is said, had shown signs of mental weak ness. i , , Mount Vernon, N. Y., June 26. Mrs. Edward F. Rush, of Pelham Heights, whose son was shot and killed at Stam ford, Conn., to-day, is prostrated by the shock. : ? Mr. Rush, on hearing of the shooting, came up from New York, intending to go on to Stamford, but his wife is in such a condition that he could not leave her and will not start until morning. , i BRUSH WITH FRESHMEN. Yale 'Varsity on Thames Last Night i Harvard Prays for Smooth Water. , Yale Quarters, Gales Ferry, June 26. Yale's 'varsity crew took to. the kwater about 7:3(1 o'clock to-plght and enjoyed a brush with the freshmen.-. .; The two crews paddled up-stream about a mile and a half from the boathouse and aft er a short rest faced about and raced down to their quarters. .For . some un accountable reason the freshmen got out of their course and finished several lengths behind the first eight. No time was taken. The water was rough, yet the blade work of the men was good as a whole. Former Captain Philip Kun zig was among the visitors at the quar ters to-day. ' ; Harvard Coach Plensed. . -Harvard Quarters, Gales Ferry, June 26. The wind that swept up the Thames river this afternoon reached the proportions of a small gale and made rowing impossible. Whitecaps covered the river and the' float was awash nearly all the afternoon, these conditions causing the oarsmen to have ah afternoon of rest. Coach Wray said to-night that he: was pleased with the work of the crew this morning, despite the fact that the men could not do their best on account of the choppy water. He said that the eight rowed well in smooth water, and that they were all praying for this condition on Thursday. The Harvard coach said this afternoon that Coach Kennedy, of the Yale crew; hardly expected that his freshman crew would win against Harvard's, but the oarsmen themselves feel differently and are betting even that they win. ' GOVERNOR FOLK DETERMINED Will Call Out Troops If Necessnry to ,. Stop Race Betting Jefferson City, Mo., June 26.-Gover-nor Folk, in an interview to-day, de clared that-either the Missouri Nation al Guard or the St. Louis police depart ment would be directed within the next twenty-four hours to raid the alleged bookmakers at Delmar race track. The governor has discovered that section 14 of the St. Louis charter gives the city of St. Louis the same powers in the couHty as in the city. Governor Folk and President Stewart, of the St. Louis police board, held a long conversation over the long dis tance telephone to-day. " President Stewart assured the governor that the section of the charter referred to was still In force, and that a detail of police men under, command of Chief Klely would be at onoe dispatched to St. Louis county to arrest the alleged race track gamblers. St. Louis, June 26. Sheriff Herpel placed Charles Cella under arrest at Delmar race track to-day, during the first race, oh the charge of having vio lated the anti-betting law. At once all operations, in the betting ring ceased, and no bets on the second race were made. Constitutional Government for China. London, June 27, A dispatch to the Dally Telegraph from Pekln by way of Tokio says it is officially announced! that within twelve years constitutional government will be established im China, and that the intervening period will be employed in bringing about tha reforms necessary for so - great a change, , , , CITIZENSHIP PAPER SWIXDLERS Biggest Rousd-fp Record Thirty .Men Arrested. .' New York. June 26 The biggest round-up of United States citizenship paper swindlers in the history of the federal government's crusades has just been completed. Thirty men. arrested on Saturday and to-day are now in the Tombs waiting trial before Judge Thomas of the Unit ed States district court The arrests were made at the instance of United States Assistant . District Attorney Joel M. , Marx and secret service offi cer, William Elliott, selected ; some time ; ago from the force of United States marshals to stop the practice of barter In citizenship paperB- Mora than half of the last batch of prisoners bought their forged papers in the city of Naples and in Rome, PRESIDENT LEAVES CAPITAL. After Attending Harvard Comioenoe- . inent Will Go to Oytcr Bay. Washington, June 26. . PresidenB Roosevelt left Washington at . 5:30 o'clock this afternoon Jy special train over . the Pennsylvania railroad for Cambridge, Mass., to attend the com mencement exercises at Harvard uni versity. ' The , president will not return to Washington, but will go to Oyster Bay, where he will spend the heated season at his summer home at Sagamore Hill. He will be -accompanied by Secretary Loeb, the White House staff, secret service men and representatives of the press associations. CYCLONE HITS NEW YORK ACCOMPANIED BT TERRIFIC DELUGE OF RAIN. Widespread Havoc Caused Apartment House in Course of Construction Near Riverside Drive Demolished and a Foreman and Two Laborers Killed One of the Builders and the Superin tendent of Construction Arrested. New York, June 26. A storm of cy clonic proportions, accompanied by a terrific deluge of rain, passed over Har lem and the Bronx this afternoon caus ing widespread havoc. An apartment house in course of erection at 136th street, near Riverside drive, was demolished, John LawJer, foreman of bricklayers being crushed to death and two Italian laborers se verely injured. The wrecked building was one, of, a row of new apartment houses. Lawler. and tjie two laborers seeing the storm approaching from the New Jersey shore ran to the fifth floor and made a brave effort to shore up the western wall. Having finished their work the men started for the street and had reached the first floor when the whole building collapsed, burying them under tons of sandstone, brick, mortor and iron beams , After . policemen and,' firemen had worked on the ruins for more than one hour Lawler was taken out alive, but survived only long enough to receive the last rite's of the church. 1 The other two men were soon afterwards extricat ed and were taken to the hospital. Abraham Pearlman of the firm of Pearlman & Brown, the builders of the house, and Abraham Bordock, the su perintendent of the construction, ' were later arrested and held to await i the action of the coroner. The . storm was very severe In the. Bronx and Harlem and the wind reach ed a velocity of forty-three miles an hbur, accompanied by blinding sheets of driving rain. ; Plate glass windows were shattered and trees and chim neys blown down. BOSTON SUFFERS FROM STORM. Also Other Places North of Connecticut Hall Stones Break .Windows. Boston, June 26. A severe electrical storm, accompanied by heavy rain and followed by a drop in the temperature of nearly twenty-five degrees passed over eastern New Ensland this after noon in a southeasterly direction, caus ing much damage- So far as known there was no loss of life, i ' Trees were uprooted and several houses lost their roofs by the wind, hall broke thousands of panes of glass, the rain caused many small washouts, and flooded cellars and lowlands, while lightning struck in many places and was the cause of a number of fires. The storm originated in central New Hampshire, and at Chichester, in that state, a dwelling house was struck by ligihtning and destroyed. The storm struck Manchester, level ing, many trees and doing other dam age. - ' . ' The Annls Flour and Grain Co.'s store was struck by lightning ajid set on fire, and the firemen were an hour in subduing the flames, the loss being: $6,000- A barn in that city was also destroyed- . At Lowell In this state many wires were prostrated, trees uprooted, the roof of the Cady Box Co.'s shop carried off and the First Presbyterian church dam aged by the fall of trees. . At Salem, Mass., large hailstones broke many windows and damaged fruit' trees. British Government Sustained. : London, June 26- The house of com mons to-night defeated the opposition motion of censure on. the government in connection with the army stores scandal in the South Afriean war by a vote of 339 to 23$, after a debate oc cupying the afternoon and night ses sions, ., ' PEACE DELEGATES ARE . ANNOUNCED BY RUSSIA TENTATIVE SELECTION MADE OF 31. NELIDOFF AND BARON ROSEN. Former la Ambassador to Paris and the Latter on His Way to Succeed Count Casdlnt at Washington RusHln Hav ing Taken the Initiative Japan is Now Expected to Make Plenkuotentl- , aries Known Will Probubly be Ko mura and Takublra. Washington, June 28. Russia has given, assurance of its jntentions in the peace negotiations bjr placing the pres. ldent in possession of the tentative se lection of her plenipotentiaries, as fol lows: ' M. Nelldoff, the Russian am bassador at Paris, and Baron Rosen, the newly appointed Russian ambassa dor at Washington. Russia thus hav ing taken the initiative, it is believed! that Mr. Takahira, the Japanese min ister, during his call at the White House to-day, informally told the pres ident that Japan's selections, also ten tative, were Baron Koraura, the Jap- 'i anese minister for foreign affairs, and Kogoro Takahira, the Japanese minis- 1 ter at Washington, v. - , Official announcement of the names of the plenipotentiaries is withheld for several reasons. - M. -. Nelldoff's health; may not jermit him to make the trip, and pressure of official work may ne cessitate the presence in Tokio of Bar on Komura. Mr. Takahira and Baron; Rosen are regarded as the certainties, and. thebelief is that unless something unforeseen should occur both Russia and Japan will consent to the official announcement .of the personnel of the Washington conference -within a few! days. In any event .both missions will consent of many 'advisers, including ar my, and possibly naval officers, and of ficials from the foreign offices in TokloJ and St Petersburg. -It is expected that altogether each mission may number! ten or twelve. : Should six plenipoten tiaries bs chosen, both Russia, and Ja pan, It is learned, have names undeq consideration which will enable them to announce their third plenipotenti aries without delay. ; - In recognition of his services during the preliminary negotiations and. ia view, of the high official rank of the Russian plenipotentiaries, it is believed that the - official announcement of Mr. , Takahira's appointment will be follow- . ed by his elevation to the rank of mj; bassador. In view of the fact that Ja pan intends when' the war is over ti elevate her legations at Washington, London, (Berlin, Paris, Vienna, St. Pet ersburg and Rome to embassies, it is believed Mr. Takahira's elevation would be permanent. . , . . Interest regarding an armistice has largely-diminished in the last fewi days, because of the receipt of informa tion that the rainy season is beginning) in .Manchuria. It is believed here that this will serve the purposes of an arm- ' istice in preventing a clash before tha ! convening of the conference in August- Moreover, the informal sounding iriiti ated by the president at Tokio and St. Petersburg did not yield much hope fon successful negotiations looking to am armistice until after the plenipotenti aries meet. If Japan is then convinced! of the serious desire of Russia for : peace she will readily consent to arn armistice. - . ACTIVITY AT FRONT. 1 Linevitch Reports a Number of MInoa ASc.irs, St. Petersburg, June 26. Two .tele-' grams were received to-day by Bmper or Nicholas from Lieutenant General Linevitch, dated June 24 and June 25, respectivelyj and referring to the move ments of June 21 and June 22. On the latter date a Japanese attempt to dis lodge the Russian outposts in the val ley of the Kao was repulsed, while the Russians in the Hailungchen district! dislodged the Japanese outposts at( Nanshancheng and -advanced south i ward of that place- The Russians op- i erating in the direction of Ufanglu rer tired .after unmasking a considerable force of Japanese. The .latter pursued! the Russians and occupied Yulangtzu in the Hailungchen1 district. The Jap anese resumed the offensive in the neighborhood of Shlmlaotse continu ing a frontal attack, and making- era, energetic turning movement- The lat ter threatened to cut off the Russians, who consequently retired. UNREST IN POLAND. Gloomy Days for , the Government of St. Petersburg, June 273:15 a. m. These are gloomy' days for the govern ment of Russia. Every new : dispatch! accentuates the seriousness of the sit uation in Poland ' and the Caucasus, where a state of almost open war ex ists, and reports of strikes, demonstra tions and agrarian disorders are pour ing in from - many parts of Russia proper, as if the volleys fired at Loda had been the signal for. an outbreak of general disorders like those following the events of January 22, "Red Sun day." Up to the present St. Petersburg andi Moscow have not been affected but 1Q mobilization is to be aternpted in the t,wo capitals, as reported, a recrudes cence of former tumults is apt to ba precipitated. s Mrs. Roosevelt at Oyster Bay. , Oyster Bay, L. I.,. June 26. Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by a maid- v jived here this evening. .