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KEW IIAVElsr, CONN., MONDAY AUGUST 20 190G THE CAERINGTON PUBLISIHNGr CO. v. CITIES DESTROYED Valparaisoand Other Chilian Places Laid in Ruins by Earthquake and Fire. EIGHTY-TWO SHOCK FELT DEATHS CONSERVATIVELY ES TIMATED AT ABOUT 3,000. Loss Will Probably Reach Quarter of a Billion Dollur Fire Starts Immedi ately After the First Shock Whole Population Now Sleeping In the Hills, Parks and Streets Situation Said to be Worse Than in Sun Frunclsco After the Disaster in That City Food Very Scarce. Valparaiso, Chile, Aug. 19, At 7:52 (o'clock last Thursday evening Valpa raiso experienced an earthquake of great severity, and during that night eighty-two shocks were felt. ,.' Most of the buildings of the city were either ruined or damaged. The loss will toe enormous, probably reaching 1250,000,000. Two thousand persons killed is con sidered to be a fair estimate of the casualties. Vina Del Mar (three miles from Val paraiso, and having a population of over 10,000); Quirihue (225 miles to the southward, with a population of 2.500); Salto, Lhnache (fifteen miles to the northwest, with a population of 6,500); Quillota (twenty-five miles to the northwest, with a population of 10, 000), and villages all around were de stroyed. Most of the damage was due to Are, (which started immediately after the first shock. ' The whole population is sleeping in (the hills, parks ar streets. Food is fvery scarce. Milk costs two Chilean dollars a liter, and it is almost impos sible to obtain meat, even at high prices. The railroads are all destroyed. Rain, which, began to fall immedlate Jy after the first shock, stopped an hour afterwards. The nights are very cold and windy, iand the people sleeping in the open are suffering greatly. The captain of a steamship which has iarrived from San Francisco says that the situation here is worse than that following the disaster at Sari 'Francls , DAMAGE IN SANTIAGO. Jinny Public Buildings, Particularly Churches, Are Dismantled, Santiago de Chile, Aug. 19. It is Iknow"a that at least eight lives were lost in this city by the earthquake, but it is believed that others were killed Iby thV falling buildings and that their bodies vill be discovered later. Sev eral persons became so panic-stricken Iduring the tremblings of the earth that they threw themselves from the bal conies of their homes and were killed. The fires which followed the earthquake In this city were promptly extinguished, tout while they lasted they greatly aug mented the terror of the people. As all telegraph and telephone lines iwere more or less damaged the exact situation throughout the country is not yet known, but advices have been re ceived to the effect that the towns of iVlrlage and Casablanca were entirely (destroyed, and that Felipa, Kancagua, Mallpilla and Llalllal were severely . damaged. At Concepcion the shock was severe and a number of persons were killed or Injured. The towns of Rengo, San Fer nando. Qulllotta and San Antonio and many villages are in ruins. All railway service in the central zone is either in terrupted entirely or greatly delayed and commerce is practically at a stand still. In the city of Santiago much damage was done. Many public buildings, par ticularly churches, were dismantled The buildings of congress, the munici pal buildings, the normal school, tne Courts, the Peruvian legation, the resi dence of President Riesco, the Central market, the prefecture of police and the national telegraph office all were sert ously damaged. The lines of the elec trio tramway system and the electric light wires were short-circuited, inter rupting street car travel and plunging the city Into darkness. The scenes at the hospitals and pris ons during the excitement were dis tressing in the extreme. The prisoners tried to escape from the Jails in the liope that they might reach a place of safety, and prison guards werb obliged to fire into the air in order to intimi date and quiet their panic-stricken charges. Thore have been several return shocks of slight intensity. These shocks have served to continue the public alarm, and a state of panic still prevails. The astronomical observatory, however, has given out a statement to the effect that It does not appear to be possible that there will be a repetition of the severe shocks. Last night many persons slept in the tramway cars, in carriages and in the open air in the public squares p.nd streets. The government has taken steps to restore order. An inspection of all houses left standing has been or dered, and directions have been issued .(Continued on Second Page.) MAKE SERIOUS PROTEST. Thousands of Bulgarians Ask That Greek Outrages be Stopped. Philippopolis, Bulgaria, Aug. 19 A monster meeting of 20,000 inhabitants of this city and surrounding districts, and which also wa3 attended by 1,900 delegates from Macedonian associa tions in all parts of Bulgaria, to-day adopted resolutions protesting against Greek outrages, and urging the govern ment and the nation to usa all mean!; to secure a strict enforcement, of ar ticle 23 of til etreaty of. Berlin; to break off diplomatio negotiations with Greece, to meet the Greek outrages with all reprisals permitted by Interna tional law, and to affirm the inade quacy of the Muerzsteg programme, which provides for the maintenance of the status quo in the Balkans. The meeting further recorded an ex pression of regret for acts of intoler ance, by certain Bulgarians on Greek provocation. The meeting was quite orderly, and at its conclusion those present formed into an imposing pro cession, and left copies of the resolu tions at the Russian, French and Brit ish consulates. DEATH OF JAPANESE CADET. Midshipman Dies at the Annapolis Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md., Aug. 19. Midship man Kmgiro Matsukato or Tokio, Japan, died at the naval academy hos pital this afternoon, after nearly two weeks' illness with typhoid fever, com plicated with peritonitis. His condition had been alarming for several days and in the hote of saving his life' an opera tion was performed by Proft James C. Bloodgood of the Johns Hopkins hospi tal, Baltimore, at 2 o'clock this morn ing. The young man was nineteen years of age and entered the academy in June of this year by special arrange ment with the Japanese government. The remains will probably !be buried in Arlington cemtery, Washington. M EPHISTO ' ' MORRISO N DEAD NOTED ACTOR PASSES SUDDENLY AWAY AT YONKERS, Taken 111 But a Week Ago ITnnblc to Survive Shock of Operntion for Stom ach Trouble Members of the Family at His Bedside Gained Fame for Ills Work in Goethe's Faust. New York, Aug. 19. liewis Morrison, the actor, whose work as Mephlsto In Faust" gained him fame, died sudden ly of shock on Saturday afternoon in St. John's hospital Yonkers, after un dergoing! an, operation for stomach trouble. Taken 111 suddenly last week Mr. Mor rison was informed by his physicians that an immediate operation was nec essary. He was under engagement to start for San Francisco on Friday, but wired that he would delay a few days. He cheerfully went to the operating tatole. i He recovered from the Influ ence of the ether administered to him, but the shock proved too much for a man -of his age sixty-one years. Mr. Morrison resided each summer with his daughter, Mabel, wife of Rich ard Bennett, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Mor rison's wife, Florence Roberts, were at his bedside when the end came. Few members of the theatrical pro fession weire more widely known in the United States than Mr. Morrison. He was born of English parentage in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1845. He came to this country at an early age and en listed on the union side in the civil war. He rose to the rank of lieutenant and on his honorable discharge at the close of the war he received the rank of cap tain for distinguished service. He won the personal friendship and praise of General Grant during the siege of Vlcksburg, when he swam the Missis sippi under fire of the batteries with dispatches for the federal army. After his discharge from the army Mr. Morrison entered the theatrical profession as an actor in the Old Varie ties theater. New Orleans, making his flrst appearance with Lawrence Barrett in 1865. He was afterwards associated with Edwin Booth, Edwin Forrest, To- maso Salvini, Adelaide Nellson, Char lotte Cushman, Janauschek, Rose Cogh- lan and Agnes Booth. He was also as sociated for nine years as leading man with the old Walnut street stock com pany in Philadelphia. He played next with the old California theater eto company in San -Francisco and then took up Faust with himself as Mephls to, and for fully twenty years starred this country and Canada with wonder ful success and popularity. Cossaeks Loot American Homes London, Aug. 20. In a dispatch from Warsaw the correspondent of the Tri bune says that one British and one American resident of Lodz had their houses looted by Cossacks after the bomb outrage of Wednesday. Both sufferers have filed demands for heavy indemnity with their respective consuls. Opened With Solemn Ceremony. St. Petersburg, Aug. 19. A dispatch received here from Teheran, Persia, says the buildng intended for the new parliament was opened to-day with sol emn ceremony. The function took place In the presence of the priests who have returned from exile and who ar being entertained for three days by the shah. Excursionist Drowned in the. Connecti cut. Hartford, Aug. 19. John O'Connor, aged forty years and unmarried, was drowned in the Connecticut river to night by falling from the steamer Mad eline, which was returning to this city from Saybrook Point with a party of excursionists. CZAR CALLS WAR ON T SENDS TELIGRAM OF CONGRAT ULATION TO GOVERNOR GEN ERAL OF WARSAW. Thank's Divine rrovidence for Escape of That Official From Bombs of Would-be Assassins Establishment of Practically a Dictatorship for Po land Minted ut by the Court Organ Practice of Flogging Attacked. St, Petersburg, Aug. 19. A call to an uncompromising war with terrorism and revolution in Poland was sounded in the imperial telegram of congratula tion to Governor-General Skallon, of Warsaw, on his escape from the bombs of would-be assassins at Warsaw Sat urday. In this telegram Emperor Nich olas, after thanking Divine Providence for saving the governor-general s life "for me and Russia," continues: Do not be discouraged; be resolute in the battle with insensate anarchy and sedi tion." Under present conditions in Poland it will be difficult to execute the imperial will, as the police have practically been driven from the streets of the Polish capital, and the prevailing military nieasures are believed to be inadequate to cope with the revolutionists. Hence the text of the telegram is regarded here as indicating the Intention of the emperor to strengthen the hands of General Skallon or his successor by fur nishing more troops, empowering the use of sterner methods than hitherto were permissible, and the formation pf a special ministry to take over the gov ernment of the Polislv provinces. , The establishment of what is practi cally a dictatorship for Poland is hinted at by the Svet, the court organ. It is considered extremely probable that General Skallon, even if he is not a vie tim to a second and more successful at tempt on the part of the terrorists, may retire of his own volition, as did his predecessor after a similar nerve-Bhak Ing experience, or at the request of the emperor, made as the result of repre sentations from both the court and army factions, which have been urging his replacement by a stronger man for some time past. The Russ, which has made a new ap pearance as the Okoeye, turns its guns upon flogging, which, in spite of the imperial manifesto of 1904 abolishing it, is still employed in the repression of agrarian disorders. Professor Kuzmin Karavleff contributes an essay on the subject in which he cites numerous ex amples of this method of punishment, and declares It to be barbarous as well as absolutely Illegal. It is stated that the Pacific squadron will be formed again in the autumn when practically all the available ships of the Baltic squadrons, the Czarevitch, the Slava, the Gromoboi, the Bogatyr and the Rossia, will be dispatched to the Far East. The grand manoeuvres at Krasnoye- Selo have practically come to an end with the departure of the. imperial per sonages. Part of the troops, including the Horse Guards, already have broken camp and returned permanently to St. Petersburg. To-day was the anniversary of the proclamation of the first, or Bouligan, parliament, and the newspapers devote their leading editorial articles to It. The Strana writes in an especially op timistic tone, declaring that in a year's time the people have definitely won the battle for popular representation, and that the struggle now will be for the the rights of the representatives In the assembly, which often have been sup pressed. STRIKE DECLARED OFF. New Bedford Trollcyinen Lose Their Short Hard Fight. New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 19. The strike of the carmen of the Union Street railway, which began five weeks ago, lacking one day, was officially de- , dared off this afternoon by vote of the 8 union, tnls action follow d the decision of the Central Labor union to refuse to recognize the strike after 3 o'clock this afternoon. The Cen tral Labor union regarded the strike as practically dead, many of the men having gone back to work for the company, and others having left town to work in other cities, so that the number of men actually remaining on striKo was email. STOLE FROM EMPLOYER. James Frye Arrested in vfest Haven for Alleged Theft of $30. James Frye of Cambridge, Mass., was arrested last night by Sergeant -Scranton in West Haven, charged with stealing $30 from his employer, James Powers of Stevens heights, West Ha ven. W hile being taken to the lock up in a buggy by Scranton, Frye drop ped out a pacKage containing $24. Aft erwards he gave in and said that he stole the money. Frye is twenty-one years old. Single Case of Yellow Fever. New Orleans, Aug. 19. The following notice was sent out by President C. H. Irion, of the state board of health, this afternoon: "One case of yellow fevr at New Iberia, 125 miles from New Or leans. Am leaving to-night to take per sonal charge of the situation." Paul Morton Sails for Home. Queenstown, Aug. 19. The Cunard line steamship Lucania, which sailed for New York to-day, took among her passengers Paul Morton and Mr. and Mrs. James K. Hackett, SF.VEN KILLED IN WRECK- Fast Freight on the Pennsylvania Crashes Into Work Train. Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 19. Plunging through a blinding rainstorm at the rate of forty-live miles an hour early to-day a fast freight train on the Pennsylvania railroad crashed into a slowly moving work train at Sang Hol low, killing seven and seriously injur ing seven others of tne work, tram crew. Three of the injured probalbly will die. Only one of the crew on the freight was injured. The work train had stopped at a wa ter plug near Sang Hollow to take wa ter. A Fort Wayne freight was follow ing and because of the driving rain the engineer was unable to see the work train until just before the crash. The engineer of the freight jumped and re ceived' Injuries from which he will die. The fireman remained on the engine and was uninjured. When the freight engine crashed into the work train it ploughed its way through the cars. All the laborers and others of the work crew were alseep. WHITES 1'Rl.VENT LYNCHING. Stop Negroes From Stringing Up One of Their Own Kace. Augusta, Ga., Aug. 19. A dlsptach from MoCormack says that to prevent a lynching threatened by the negro population white citizens had to take Jack Samuels,, a negro who had as saulted a negro girl, to Greenwood, where he was met by the sheriff of Abbeville county, and put In jail for safe keeping. CUBAN GOVERNMENT NIPS CONSPIRACY IN THE BUD HALF DOZEN LIBERAL PARTY LEADERS ARRESTED. Charged With Plotting Revolution and the Assassination of President Pnlma Juan Gomez and Demctrlo Castillo Among litem Necessity Realized of Putting Down the Open Outlawry in . the Western Part of the Island. Havana, Aug. 19. Half a dozen prom inent leaders of the liberal party have been taken into custody on the charge of conspiracy against the government and plotting to assassinate President Palma. The events of to-day have shown that the government was fully aroused to the necessity of putting down not only the open outlawry in western Cuba, but also to the necessity of cap turlng and confining the alleged leaders of this movement, who were strongly suspected of plotting the assassination of the president and overthrowing the present government by force. To tha end the six members of the liberal party were arrested here by General Carlos Garcia Velez and his brother Fausto, ex-Cuban consul at Bremen, ex-Senator Monteagude, Colonel Manuel Piedra, chief of police in the house of repre sontatlves and General Enrique Loy- naz del Castillo, a former congressman from Puerto Principe province. The flv above mentioned men are charged with conspiracy. Telegrams were sent Santiago directing the arrest of Juan Gaulberto Gomez, of Havana, known as the colored orator and one of the most Influential of the liberal leaders. Gomez has been campaigning lately through out Santiago province against the gov ernment. The police of Santiago were also ordered to arrest Demetrio Castillo. Gomez and Castillo are charged with inciting to outlawry and revolution. The Havana arrests were made by the city police on charges preferred by the chief of the government secret ser vice. General Enrique Loynaz del Cas tillo managed to make his escape. Lift er .hip arrest he was placed In a car riage In charge of U' lieutenant of police. He asked that his brother-in-law, Se nor Arana, be allowed to accompany him to bring a change of clothing. This (Continued on Second PageT) ATTEMPTS SUICIDE. Womnn by Nome of Brewster Jumps Into Water nt Rock. A woman, whose name is thought to be Brewster, and who comes from Derby, attempted suicide at Savin Rock about midnight by jumping off the peristyle which is situated next to the theater. She was saved from be ing drowned by George Tyner, who grabbed her as she jumped. As her condition appeared serious Seregant -Scranton had her taken to the New Ha ven hospital. She corresponded di rectly to a woman who has been hang ing around the Seaview hotel, and who gave her name as Brewster, and said she came from Derby. Dentil of Boston Broker. New York, Aug. 19. Albert L. Roun tree,.of the Boston brokerage firm of R. H. Rountree & Co., and for thirty years a member of the New ork Cotton ex change, died to-day at his home in Brooklyn. Mr. Rountree was a native of North Carolina and his body will be taken to Kingston, in that state, for in terment. Mr. Rountree was fifty-four years old. 1 Japan to Raise Another Loan. London, Aug. 20. Cabling from Tokio, the correspondent there of the Daily Telegraph says that Takahshi, vice governor of the Bank of Japan, is go ing to England and America to negoti ate a government loan for the Manchu rian enterprise of $40,000,000. If circum stances are favorable he will attempt the conversion of old loans to a lower interest basis. JEROME WILL RUN IF BE GAN RUN UNPLEDGED READY TO ACCEPT THE NOMINA TION FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK. Frankly Declares This in a Public Stntiuent Willing in Face of the Present Shameful Condition of Poli tical Lite in New York Must be Nominated Without Any Understand ing Expressed or Implied. New York, Aug. 19. District Attor ney William Travers Jerome to-day is sued the following statement: "In the present shameful condition of our political life in this state, I am willing to run for the office of governor of the state if the democratic conven tion shall nominate me without any understanding, expressed or implied, other than that, if elected, I shall obey my oath of office as I understand it, in letter and spirit. "Wm. Travers Jerome. ' August 19, 1906." Gilt AT DAMAGE BY STORM. Telegraph and Telephone Communion, tiim Interrupted in Pennsylvania. Pittsburg, Aug. 19. Reports from points in Alleghany and neighboring counties indicate that great damage has been done by a- storm that passed over western Pennsylvania late to-day. Tel egraph and telephone communication was interrupted at many points. Railroads suffered from washouts. Part of Sutervillo is reported to be un der water, which is said to be fifteen feet deep in many places. There are no reports of loss of life, however. The crop damage appears to be heavy At Kittanning several buildings' were struck by lightning and destroyed, five bridges were washed away and Gar- rptts Run, a small stream, rose twenty feet In fifteen minutes. At Scottdale street car traffic was suspended and the residents were forced to take ref uge on the second floors. Through the Sewlckley, near Green sburg, the storm swept,away a number of bridges, mines were flooded ana three small dwellings dere destroyed by lightning. Part of the Sewlckley branch of the Pennsyl vania railroad is also reported washed away. DIED FOR ANOTHER. Man Loses Ills Life Trying to Save Tonne Woman. - Hartford, Aug. 19. Frederick P. Ed wards, aged twenty-eight, was drown ed in Wethersfleld cove last night, while attempting to rescue Miss Minnie E- Hunt of Hartford. Edwards, with his bother' Charles, were out on the river in(a launch, wnen ti. u. i'axon his wife and MIsa Hunt, all of Hart ford, appeared In a sailboat. Mrs. Fax on and Miss Hunt accepted an invita tion to ride in the launch. Later Mrs, Faxon returned to the sailboat but Miss Hunt, together with tha Edwards brothers, got Into a dory, which was meant tci hold but two persons, and which capsized. Charles Edwards saved himself by grasping the boat, but Fred erick Edwards made an attempt to res cue Miss Hunt. It is supposed he be came exhausted for he sank suddenly, Miss Hunt and Edwards' ibrother were picked up by Faxon. LOST MONET, SUICIDED. Mcrlden Man Kills Himself With Car bolic Acid. Meriden, Aug. 19. Ernest Stelnbach. single, aged forty years, was found dead In his boarding house early this morning. Near his body was a vial con. talning a small quantity of carbolic acid. The medical examiner said was suicide. Stelnbach worked in the woolen mill until throe weeks ago when he went to New York and it is said lost $400, but just how nolbody seems to know. Since his return to this city he has acted strangely. DISCHARGED FIREARMS. Lewis Shrader Arrested Because Agree- men Was Not Kept To. Lewis Shrader was arrested last even ing and charged with discharging fire arms within the city limits. Tfco weeks ago Shrader, while shooting his gun, accidentally hit a boy, named Conn, of 415 Columbus avenue, and the affair was fixed up so that Shrader's parents should pay Cobn's expenses In the hos pital. They kept up with the rule for a week, but then broke off, and Shrader was arrested. Well Known Sonthlngton Man Dead. Southington, Aug. 19. Amos Bradley, one of the oldest and best known cit izens of this place, died early to-day at his home here at the age of ninety-four. Death was due to a general breakdown incident to old age. He leaves a son and daughter. Mr. Bradley was one of the old settlers of this place, once held the office of postmaster, and at one time represented the town In the legis lature. "Black Hand" Men Recognised. Baltimore, Aug. 19. Ignazio Castalano and Romeo Rosario, two Italians under arrest here charged with attempting to extort $r,000 from Michael Lanasas by "Black Hand" threats of disaster to his family, have been identified by the chief of police of Paterson, N. J., as men un der indictment there on charges of rob bing John Cortes, of that city, of $1,600 in June, 1905, Cortes having been given knockout drops. KILLED THE WRONG MAN. Mistake of Irate Husband Whose Wife Dentist Hod Ruined. Ocala, Fla., Aug. 19. R. E. Wishart of this city was killed at San Antonio, Paco county, to-day toy a man named Burton. Wishart operated a tie camp at Eh- ren. He accompanied his two daugh ters to San Antonio to a dentist's office, and while he was waiting there Bur ton, who had a grievance against the dentist, whose name is Nichols, came to the door and asked if Nichols was in. Wishart replied that he was, and Burton, thinking it was Nichols whose voice he heard, fired a load from the shot gun into Wishart's body, killing him instantly. When Burton fired ho called out: "Nichols, you have ruined my wife." Wishart came to Florida from Lam- berton, N. C, eight years ago, and owned considerable property on the west coast of -Florida. IXTREME NERVOUSNESS. Proof of the Condition of High Circles in Pekin. Paris, Aug. 19. The explosion of the gasoline tank used in a lantern show last Friday which gave rise "to rumors of attempted assassinations, took place while Tuan Fang, governor of the province of Hunan, was trying a mov ing picture machine which he had brought here for the amusement of the dowager empress before taking it to the palace. The sensation this incident created in official circles indicates the extreme state of nervousness prevailing in high quarters. 'All the residences of officials have been heavily guarded by troops since the explosion. Tuan Fang was a member of one of the imperial Chinese missions sent abroad to study foreign political meth ods and visited the United States last winter. H, C. ROWE'S YACHT BURNED EXPLOSION ON THE OWEENEE ONE MAN lSjURIil). , , Crash and Big 'Illumination Occurs Near Summer Residence of Mr. Rowe nt Pine Orchard Large Party Wit- nesses SIsht A Costly and Bcnntiful Boat Bought by Sir. Rowe Last Spring. ' Branford, Aug. 19. The large aux iliary two-masted schoonor yaoht Oweene, sixty-five feet long, belonging to Henry C. Rowe 6t New Haven, was burned to-night to'' the water's edge while moored in the harbor at Pine Orchard in front of Mr. Rowe's Bum mer cottage. The burning of tho ves sel followed an explosion of gasoline aboard, carried to operate the ... fifty horsepower engine, with which the boat was provided. The cause of tha explosion has not yet been determined. Almost immediately after the . explo sion Senator M. A. Chataeld and Cap tain Magnus Manson, who 'were seat ed on the veranda of of Mr. Chatfleld's cottago, saw a man hanging over the side of the vessel. Mr. Ohatfield at onco put out to go to the, man's as sistance, tout in the meantime this man and one other, comprising the crew, made their escape in a small boat over the other side of the yacht. One of tho men is the engineer of the vessel, James Boucher, and he was severely burned. The name of the oth er man has not yet been ascertained, but he was not injured. The yacht was newly purchased this season and was valued at $10,000. Mr. Rowe and a party of friends had just returned from a cruise to long Island on the yacht, and had. been off the -boat only half an hour, and the engineer was preparing to take the vessel to its regular mooring off Gov ernor's Island, whon the explosion oc curred. The noise of the explosion was heard all over the colony, and was fol lowed by a sudden flare of flame, which lighted up the harbor and the shore. Soon the yacht was a mass of flames, the fire climbing rapidly up the two masts, and giving them the appearance of giant torches, and at the same time spreading over the hull of the boat un til the whole was encased in a sheet of flame. The fire burned for more than two hours, lighting the hanbor and the shore, the latter crowded "with the residents of Pine Orchard, and neighboring summer colonies, watching the flames slowly eat the magnificent yacht, until, as the fire began, to die down, little remained of the boat be yond the part below the water. The engineer, Mr. Boucher, said that he and bis assistant went down into the cabin of the yacht, and struck a match to light the gasoline, when suddenly the explosion occurred. How he and his companion got out to the deck of the yacht, they do not recollect They were too excited to take notes. They got out somehow in a big hurry, as there were 200 gallons of gasoline on tho yacht, Sultnn Drives Ont. Constantinople, Aug. 19. The sultan drove to the Selamlik on Friday in an open carriage. He looked tired, but on arriving at the foot of the hill he mounted the steps of the mosque with out difficulty. His majesty drove him self to the palace. He postponed, how ever, his customary reception to the ambassadors. Serious "Synd" Blight in Ireland. London, Aug. 20. A serious potato blight has appeared in the west of Ire land and threatens the failure of the crop. Spraying with sulphate of copper may save it, otherwise a potato famine Is feared. TWELVE LOSE LIVES III WATER ABOUT NEW YORK NUMBER OF HEROIC RESCUES REDUCES THE DEATH LIST. Most of the Victims Bathers Wh Either Ventured Out Too Far Front Shore or Who Were Seised With Ill nessOne Particularly Sad Case Father Dives Repeatedly to Recover Body of Son Man Breaks His Neclt Diving. i New York, Aug. 19. Twelve persons lost their lives in the waters about New York to-day. Most of the victims were bathers, who either ventured out too far from shore and became exhausted or who were seized with illness and became selpless. A number of heroic rescues of imperilled swimmers were made and these reduced what would otherwise have been a much; larger1 death list. Three persons were drowned In a group near Manhattan Beach in a man ner .that could not Ibe ascertained and the police are conducting an Investiga tion. The only eye witness to the drowning disappeared. The victims In this instance were Morris Grosse, Mar tin Anderson and an unknown bather about twenty years old. A particularly sad case of drowning was that of Harry Seller twenty-five years old, who was swimming with his father in Jamaica Bay. The moa were diving from a launch. On one plunge the young man did not reaprpear. The father dived frantically in the hope of rescuing his son, and continued to plunge into the water until he became unconscious from exhaustion and was with difficulty rescued and resuscitated.' William O'Keefe, twentyfour years ' old, was drowned in Graveswld bay tie. ooming exhausted while swlmraing,far from the shore. John Blainski, nine years old, of Jersey City, was drowned kwhlle swimming in the Hudson river. William Hill, twenty-six years old,' of uuug isiana uity, was swimming in the East river when he became ill and- went down before rescuers could reach him. The bodies of two unknown men were found floating this afternoon in tne jiast river off the foot of Tlffanv street. One was supposed to be the cap tain oi tne sana barge near by. ' Albert Hagenlborn, twenty-six vtn.r-- old of Brooklyn, was instantly killed to night when he dived from a balcony twenty feet high into five feet of water in the swimming tank at a nleasnrfl park in Coney island. . He -neck was broken. Edward Moore, seven years old, was drowned in the Hudson off West Twen ty-ninth street while trying to climb aboard a barge. Sven Remsen, thirty-' five years old, was drowned early to day off Yonkers, in some mysterious manner. i- , SUNDAY EASEBALL GAMES. New York Nationals Give Chicago a ' Bad Drubbing. Chicago, Aug. 10 (National). A crowd larger than Saturday's attendance by 4,000 witnessed the New Yorkers give the locals a severe drubbing to-day, shutting them out 7 to 0. The score by Innings; - R.H.E. New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 10 0 Chicago 0 00000000-0 S J Batteries Wlltse and Bresnahan; Taylor and Kling. , Split Even. St. Louis, Aug. 19 (National) Phila delphia and St. Louis split eve5n this afternoon, Philadelphia taking the first game, 6 to 1, and St. Louis the second, 5 to 4. The second game was shortened to seven innings and Philadelphia' mide all of its runs in the final inning. ; The scores by innings: ' , . (First game) R.EC.E. Philadelphia ....1 04001000-6 8 1 St. Louis 0 0100000 0-1 4 2- Batteries Richie and Dooiri; Hlggins, Karger and Marshall. (Second game) E.H.E. St. Louis 2 01002 -6 10 g Philadelphia 00000 0 4 4 6 8 Batteries Beebe and Noonan; Dug gleby and Donovan. Cincinnati and Boston Break Even. Cincinnati, Aug. 19 (National). Both Cincinnati and Boston were compelled to call upon local amateur talent to as sist them-in the douMe-header to-day,, because of injuries to Shortstops Cor coran and Bridwell and the absence of Manager Tenney. The scores by inn ings: ' (First game) ' R.H.E. Cincinnati 2 0110500 812 2 Boston 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 04 10 4 Batteries Ewing and Schlel; Dorner- and Needham. (Second game) ( R-H.E, Boston 0 0 0 0 1 0 34 S 0 Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 2 02 7 4 Batteries Pfeiffer and Needham; Hall and Livingston. Breach of Peace. Loretto Mongello was arrested last evening by Sergeant Doherty and OfH cer Hyde, charged with breach ot tfc peace. It seems that Mongello wa? mixed up in the fight at Romanio's sa loon on Sliver street Saturday night and had got away. He was located last tight and arrested. 1 i