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Vol. lxx no. ioi price two cents.
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.
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