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Vol. lxxi ko. i9.
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. .

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