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Corporation Pioiicrty in JIcKecs
liort to He Protected
DeclnreK That lie Will Fulfill AH the
IltltleN of HI OIIIcc Aon Unlon
Men t to lie Molested StriLrrN
llcing Sworn In itK Extra lilico
McKEESPORT Pa Aug 2 1 Mayor
Robert J lilack has become aroused at
the threat of the merchants of McKces
port to take a hand in the strike situa
tion as it exists in that citj and to take
some cognizance of the nwjors position
regarding the struggle He has issued a
new statement in which he offers the
fullest protection to every man desirous
of working and sajs he will furnish pro
tection to the mills of that city The
statement he rive out today and which
he- says he desires to be considered as an
official one Is in the form of an inter
view The questions and answers are as
Will jou enforce all the laws jou as
major are sworn to uphold
Will jou enforce the laws regardless
of whom they affect
If the United States Steel Corporation
opens its mills in this city will jou pro
tect its property as is pro ided by law -
Will ou permit crowds of men to
congregate about the mills and interfere
with the prosecution of work
I will allow no violence or disorder
but strikers can use all moral suasion
with strike breakers and will not be in
terfered with so long as they do not over
step the provisions of the law
Will ou permit lawlessness on
the streets of McKeesport
Do you guarantee the of prop
crtj and persons so far asr the law con
Yes to the extent of ability
Will jou guarantee to manufacturers
now here or who contemplate locat
ing here all the protection they are en
titled to under the laws of the Common
Will J ou so far as your duty as mayor
Is concerned make it safe for all work
men to proceed with their labor without
unlawful molestation
While I have no ue for what Is term
ed a scab whom I consider a traitor to
his fellow workmen I could notas major
of the city permit him to be injured by
person If a so called scab is an
orderlj man and causes no breach of the
peace the police department cannot in
terfere with him 1 would not see him
abused but I reserve the right and t is
my duty to arrest all persons coming
under the head of suspicious characters
who assemble here to create disor
der on the streets or about the mills
I am in sjmpathy with the
aMt tit T 1w
lieve In organized labor and I think the
men now on strike are justified in the
stand have taken and I hope thej
will win their strike I believe 1 have the
confidence of the strikers and that everj
one of them will help me If necessary to
preserve order and protect propertj in
this citj
Speaking further on the subject In a
general the major said
I want every owner and mill
owner in tnc to Know mat meir
property Is safe here There has been no
danger in that direction and I do not be
lieve there will be In case of general dis
order the law vests in me the powers pos
sessed the sheriff of the 1 can
enlarge the police force indefinitely I can
deputize every citizen in the city if
I am not arrayed against corporations
I ro ant them even thing they are entitled
to under the laws and will see that they j
get their deserts When break the j
law they must take tne consequences me
same as an individual
Some business men are alleged to be
fearful and to contemplate some action
over my head to secure the safety of the
These men ought to come out over
their names In a statement of what they
believe Is necessary Then I will know
with whom I have to deal and I am ready
to meet and all or them in a discus
sion of the situation I assure all critics
that I will enforce the laws I favor the
fight of the strikers but I will follow out
the law
The statement pleases the business
men Manj of the men emplojed by the
National Tube Company In this city it
Is said want to return to work but are
afraid to do so owing to failure on the
part of the major to give them any pro
tection None of the business men nor
any other citizens want to see imported
laborers brought here but they are anx
ious to se e the men of McKeesport back at
work No non residents need apply in
McKeesport and expect to be greeted with
open arms but it is believed that the
strike will be of short duration here now
so far as the home people are concerned
If the major proves as good as his last
fficlal statement
The National Tube severed Its
relations with Its former emplojes today
pajing them all off In fulL No an
nouncement was made and no notices
The United States Tin Plate Works ac
cording to an announcement made by
Night IJoss D W Pitcock will start
non union on morning Mayor
Black has sworn in one hundred strikers
as rpc clal policemen Conferences be
tween the Amalgamated and Federation
of Labor officers and the major have been
on for two hours tonight In the majors
office The conferences were secret and
onlj the strikers leaders we re peimitted
in the room
The announcement of the opening of
the mill was made b Pitcock when the
streets were crowded with mill men Pit
cock went among them hunting for men
Those he met were notified of the pro
posed start and told to report for work
The news that Pitcock was hunting the
men spread quickly and in a few minutes
Jt wo the talk of the town George I
Hollow a President of the Enterprise
Lodge of Amalgamated Association John
Bannon of the same lodge and man
other leaders immtdlatelj hurried to the
majors office and entered Into consulta
tlon with him A short time afterward
the pickets were sending In strikers who
were sworn In as extra members of the
police force
The police tontght arrested a rormer
strike breaker on a charge of disorderly
conduct and he is now locked up In the
central station Mayor Black and all the
officials refuse to give any information re
garding the arrest but the strike leaders
xeem elated
Several men have been mentioned as
probable victims but this cannot be veri
fied It ie asserted that the man under
arrest returned only a day or two ago
from the East where he was hiring men
flOO To Harper Fcrrj nntl Miirtinn
buric anil Upturn Via IS A O It It
Learlng w atldngton 8 a m funday September
1 lletumiiijr leave llartlnburg 730 p m ud
Btrpcr Ferry 615 p m time day
aAatfWaiaiaaitttiwafc ifrjwa A
The police aro using ever effort to keep
the arrest quiet
The central station is tilling wltn
suspects the police are arresting all
suspicious looking characters thej find
and locking them up for a hearing on
Shaffer Thought to Ilnvc Ilecn
vInciI Ill Id
PITTSBURG Pi Aug 24 It was re
ported todnv that John Mitchell President
of the United Mine Workers of America
had gone to New York to la before J
Plerpont Morgan and Chirles M Schwab
a proposition for the settlement of the
steel workers strike A telegram from
Chicago this afternoon said that Mitchell
was there Prof J W Jenks of Cornell
Unirersitj a member of the United
States Industrial Commission was also
reported to Le txjlng to negotiate with
Morgan and Schwab but he too Is in
the West having gone there after his con
ference with Shaffer
It Is possible that Shifters meeting jes
terdaj with Jenks Mitchell and Henry
M White of the United Garment Work
ers Association all members of the Na
tion il Civic rederatlon lead to in
adjustment of the dlfficultj It is aid
Mitchell told Shaffer that the strike de
spite what Shaffer called its apparent suc
cess had Leen handled and was
wronglj conceived on ac ount of the ex
istence of contracts which should have
been lied up to and that Mitchell ad-
vised Shaffer to get the best terms he
could and call off the strike
Mitchell will probably return to Pitts
burg next week and continue his talks
with Shaffer It Is believed that by that
time Shaffer will be willing to agree to
call the strike off if the Steel Trust will
consent to recognize the Amalgamated
Association In those mills which have not
been started up non union since the strike
There Is a strong feeling that the strike
may be ended next week At anj rate
Shaffer from hints that he has given
seems to expect an adjustment and
it is believed that at his meeting jester
daj with Civic Federation members who
are also labor leaders a plan of settle
ment was formjlated although another
meeting maj be needed to complete de
Culinns However Do ot Hndorite
All the otc to lnlina
HAVANA Aug 24 The leading revolu
tionists and politicians who met last Sun
day to consider the candidacy of T
Estrada Palma for the Presidency as
sembled again last night A letter writ
ten by Gualberto Gomez to Senor Palma
in behalf of those- present was read and
The letter which recommends a pro
gramme for the future government of
Cuba is divided into four sections The
ment of the armv and states that the
claims of ev er man should be examined
The fourth heading refers to the treatj
relations with the United States It sajs
they should be adjusted on the terms of
the Piatt amendment the latter to be In
terpreted In the sense favorable to the
interests of Cuba and her sovereignty and
The second part of the fourth clause
sajs the government will loj allj respect
the treatj but will nevertheless improve
anj occasion to influence the Government
of the United States so as to obtain a
modification of the clauses of the treaty
which curtails the independence and sov
ereignty of Cuba The last Is directed
against the Piatt amendment
All of the letter was approved except
this particular paragraph over which a
long and stormy debate ensued Maximo
Gomez Gualberto Gomez and six others
voted for the clause and fourteen against
It was decided that as the letter had
not been accepted in Its entirety to send
the minutes of the meeting an account
of the speeches and the letter Itself to
Senor Palma and await his reply Gen
Maximo Gomez said that even If Senor
Palma did not accept the letter he would
support him Some people sajr that Gual
berto Gomez introduced the question of
the Piatt amendment In order to embar
rass Senor Palma
All Cicrpt Three Deported to lie
lroperlj Executed
HAVANA Aug 24 Acting Governor
General Scott has received a telegram
stating that all the requisitions In the
Nely postal frauds case have ocen prcp
crlj executed except three Favorable
advices have been received from one of
these There have been only two re
fusals These were from th 2 President
and the Treasurer of the Keyless Lock
Company of Munclc Ind
An American IVimile urite Dies
Iroin 1 cllovv Fever
HAVANA Aug 24 Clara Maas an
American nurse at Las Animas died from
jellow fever todaj caused by the bites of
two mosquitoes She had been bitten sev
eral times before without showing anj
effects This gives an average of three
deaths out of six experimental cases late
ly of persons who were bitten bj mos
Everj person who allows himself or her
self to be bitten receives 19 The doc
tors sav no more of the patie nts bitten in
the experiments are In danger
Miss Maas was about tuenty fHe vcars
old and was graduated about live iwrs
of its work
The Czar Xot Anxious for a
Fraiico Turkisil Quarrel
Another Victor for the Wnldeek
Itonxxcnu Mliilxlrj A Ilrcudeil
Crisis in the lnr Emit Skillfnllv
Avoided I lie Color Ilue In Iondon
Special Cablegram Copm jlited
LONDON Aug 24 The little quarrel
between France and inc Sultan will
ampunt to nothing according to todajs
seml ofTcial reports This is what almost
everjbody in Europe existed for few
gave It greater slgnitidancc than the
periodical attempt of the Sultan to defy
to the lliuit of endurance the rights of
foreigners in his dominions
Ovcrsuspicious diplomatists had some
thought for a day or two that there might
be a serious far reaching scheme behind
the dispute Some of the Englishmen
especially see the crafty hand of Russia
in everj diplomatic muneuvre They im
agine that the Czars Government might
be using their allj France to provoke
the dreaded crisis in the Far East Tho
recent Afghanistan crisis and the Czars
unexpecled visit next month to France
added in their ejt s to the sinister sig
nificance of the provocative attitude of
SI Constans the French Ambassador at
Constantinople These fears were chimer
ical according to the latest outlook
There Is reason to believe on the other
hand that Russia would greatlj regret
to see a serious crisis between France
and Turkej and Russian influence at
Constantinople probablj had something
to do with the Sultans final jieldlng and
the consequent relief of France from an
embarrassing dilemma It would have been
a difficult situation if the dispute had
advanced another stage for public opin
ion In France would scarcclj tolerate a
policy which refrained from pressing the
demand to a conclusion while to have
done so might have involved great danger
to the peace of Europe
As it is M Deicasse the French Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs wins the distinc
tion of gaining a diplomatic victory over
Abdul Hamld second onlj to that
Haj of the United States in the
dispute over American claims This to
gether with the great eclat over the com
iirg visit of the Czar will undoubtedly
further strengthen M Waldcck Rous
seaus remarkable ministry which apparently-
has a stronger hold than ever upon
the countrj It would seem that Trench
politics were never so sound were it not
for the fact that in that country of para
doxes Ministers must often fall when
thej seem most secure
The visit of the Czar to France has one
significance which carmot fail to impress
tnc world It Is notorious that below the
surface plotting against the republican
Government of France was never more
first deals with a commercial treaty with J active than the past two years
the United States which treatj It is said I Tnc Czars visit at the present moment
should favor the products of both I cannot fail to mean that he is not hostile
tries The second Is in favor of the to t1 existing legislation and those who
Hshmert of direct taxation beginning govern under It in other words he Is op
wlth low rates which are to be Increased Posed to the monarchical and other
gradually with the diminishing customs schemes of the Nationalists This Is a se-
duties The third Is in regard to the paj ere llow to tn plotters because for
months have not ceased to af
firm that the Russian all was In strong
with the opponents of the re
publican legislation
It is hardlj to be expected that the visit
of the Czar will lead to such delirous
popular extravagances as were witnessed
six j ears ago In fact it is still doubtful
if he will Include Paris In his visit or If
there will be any opportunltj of meeting
the great masses The progranme how
ever is an Imposing one and although
military in character it will be all the
more pacific in significance on that ac
It seemed this week as if the color line
In the London hotels might become n
b jrnlng issue but the Americans who
raised it wiselv refrained from carrjlng
the matter V the extreme they at first
threatened determined stand taken
by the manager of St Ermlns Hotel sur
prised the objectors and the protest was
dropped It lead however to consider
able public discussion on the subjecf and
the hotel managers show seime nervous
ness especial j as Americans monopolize
thp London hostelrles for four months in
the j ear
All the mamgers agree that no objec
tion to negroes has ever come from Eng
lish people Some of them however are
not willing to take the extremely demo
cratic ground of the manager of St Er
mlns namelv that It is onlj requisite for
guests to behave themselves and pay
their bills Th managers of on or two
of the mst fashionable hotels nnnnunce
that their is not to r cflve any
one who is oojectlonable to the majority
of their guests This of course might
bar other races and individuals besides
PARIS Aug 24 As was expected In
conservative quarters the rupture between
the French Ambassador at Constantino
pie and the Sultan of Turkey has been
healed by the submission of the latter
and there is no urther danger of serious
developments The following seml oillclal
note concerning the matter was printed
here todaj
In consequence of the declaration
made to the Porte bj M Constrns the
French Ambassador to Turkej acting
on instructions sent by M Deicasse
the Minister of Toreign Affairs an im
perial Irade has been issued directing
that no obstacle shall be oppose il to
the free exercise the Quijs Com
pany of the rights resulting from their
concession A firman rojal decree
In regard to the settlement of the oth
er matters in dispute Is considered im
M Deicasse jesterday sent fresh in
structions to M Constans in regaid to the
matter thit had caused the diplomatic
representative to threaten to withdraw
from Constantinople M Constans Imme
diately appeared before the Slltin and
spoke with the utmost cnergj In favor of
1 t - -
I nc uraming 01 we 1 rem cm y uir
age from the Newark German Training
School for Nurses She Joined the Red Porte The Sultan thereupon issued the
Cross nurses In the Spanish American trade recognizing the complete rights of
war did dutv in the camns at Jackson- the nnnto rnmiHinV nni nntrrinr ti r
ville Savannah and Cuba and in
Kon or nil nlistneh s to the evnlnltnilnn
Manila for n few weeks She was the
daughter of Mrs II A Maas of 341 Main
Street East Orange N J
Could No Get the Mule Uulldlnir at
BUFFALO N Y Aug 24 The people
of the Mohawk Valley met at the New
York State building todaj fur their cele
bration The American Institute of Elec
trical Engineers was In session and de
clined to give up the assembly room
The band with the Mohawk delegation
played several tlies but the engineers
would not be drowned out and after a
long dispute the Mohawks adjourned to a
smaller room John D IK ndcrson of
Herkimer and A H Steele of Oneida
The cadets drill this morning was nn
attraction The linemen also gave an x
HlMtrlct 1h Sepfemlier 11
Ian AinerlcHii Cxnonltlon
Only 910 Hound Trip II t O It II
TicLeU on tale from Wahlligton August SI
5e ptembcr 1 ana 2 good returning until Sep
tember 0 inclunlva All train except ltoyal
Limited end lilack Diamond Kxprea
The details of the matter will be settled
bj a representative of Abdul llamid and a
delegate selected bj the Quajs Companj
It Is believed here that the matters out
side of the quaj dispute which are
In the controversy will be arrang
ed within a comparatively few hours and
to the satisfaction of all concerned
Ocean Menniftlilii Movement
NEW YORK Aug 24 Arrived Steam
ers Etruria Liven ool Philadelphia
Liverpool Catania Hamburg Aquileja
Trieste British King Antwerp Arriveti
out Steamers Koenlgln Louise from New
York at Southampton Umbrla from
New York at Qucenstown
Col 1 T Wootllln Ilend
P T Woodfin Governor of the National
Soldiers Home at Hampton died this
evening at 415 oclock from Brlghts
benshore Wcek Eml Trlpit gel
Via 11 A O II II
Beginning Jul 5 all trains Fridays and Sat
uraaja good to return until following Tuesday
to Atlantic City Cap May Sea Uc City auJ
Ocean City 4 for the round trip
Stntc Deportment -to tie Informed of
Colombia Act
NEW YORK Aug 24 The Government
of Venezuela has decided to laj a report
of its differences with Colombia before
the State Department at Washington
Senor Eduardo Blanco Minister of For
eign Affairs cables from Caracas that
Jresldent Castro has instructed him to
secure everj detail of Invasion of Ven
ezuela bj Colombian troops and draw up
a bill for presentation to this Government
There has just been printed in Caracas
bj the Govtrnment a pamphlet contain
ing accounts of othei Invasions of Colom
bia since 1S53 This it is said has been
published to disprove the assertion of the
Colombian Government that the two re
cent raids were Venezuelan revolution
ists and not Colombian troops
The list published shows that since 1S5D
there have been twenty two incursions
from Colombia Nearly all of these came
from Cucuta and invaded the State of Ta
chlra the scene of the latest attacks on
the Venezuelan frontier
JICANiircH to Protect Her Citizens 111
Colon 1
LONDON Aug 25 A despatch from
j Rome to Dalzlels news agency sajs the
Italian wovernment will senu a warnip
to Panama to protect the Interests of its
numerous subjects In Colombia
The Hnnirnrlnn SjMem to Be Tried
liy Germany
LONDON Aug 24 The rjew Hungarian
sjstem of telcgraphj the introduction of
which was announced eighteen months
ago has been a marvelous success The
sjstem has been installed between liuda
pest and Flume a distance of 375 miles
and is In practical working order at a
speed of 401X10 words on hour
The messages aro written In Roman
characters and reUire no transcription
Negotiations are In progress for estab
lishing the sjstem in France and
The latter Government will give it
a trial between Berlin and Cologne and
the Installation will be completed In a
short time
The sjstem is an Ingenious combina
tion of the telegraph the telephone and
photographj the mcssagesbelng written
on sensitized paper bj ray light and de
veloped and Hied by an automatic pro
M Deutxch Trniinfem IIIn Atrxlilp to
Victor Latin
PARIS Aug 24 Piqued at the sugges
tion that he wanted to save his own prize
of 100000 francs for nn airship that would
make the round trip from 9t Cloud to the
Eiffel Tower in thirty minutes iLDcutsch
has renounced all personal competition
and will hand over the airship which he
has been designing to M Victor Iatln
Ihc onlj member of the Aero Club whose
studies have been crowred by the Acad
cmj of Science M Deutsch will supplj
the funds to build the airship and also
promises to give prizes foe an annual
Dr Von Mlqnel Declare the Syntem
BERLIN Aug 24 Dr von Mlquel the
Prussian Minister of rinance said In an
interview today that the present financial
sjstem of Gennanj Is a monstrosltj The
separate States he said pay more than
their share into the imperial treasurj
He expressed the opinion that all the
necessarj monej should come through
imperial taxation The fault was due to
the divisions in the Reichstag and pnrtlj
to a lack of Imperial feeling in the Em
Weather Prevent II1 vf Ininiiu
Acron4 the Channel
LONDON Aug 24 Holbein who at
tempted to swim the channel from Calais
to Dover today on the twentj slxth anni
versary of Captain Webbs successful per
form ince gave up after he had been In
the water two hours The weather was
vcrj heavy and the watex extremely
Enterlnlneil at Dinner In Dover by
the Municipality
DOVER Aug 24 The municipality to
night gave a banquet In honor of the of
ficers of the G jrmnn warship Stein which
has Just returned from China ToaEts
were drunk to the health of King Ed
warel and Emperor William with great
enthusiasm Friendlj speeches were
made in which the sentiment that blood
Is thicker than water preCalled
The harbor board will shortlj rend a
deputation to the Kaiser who Is Inter
ested in the proposal to utilize Dover as a
port of call for the German trans Atlantic
11 a lliitlle With n ShcrUn
CHARIESTONS C Aug 24 In a des
perate battle fought near Adams Run last
night William Johnson a negro murder
er known as Wild Hill was shot and
killed bj a posse which had been track
ing him through the swamps for dajs
Tor several weeks Johrson had kept the
strip of country above Charleston In a
state of terror His las -escapade v is the
murder of 1 negro who laughed C use
he made a plunging bet in a ga
Skin After killing the ngre J
drew another pistol and forced th
ers to drop their monej Into his li
dlsappeare d but other crimes 1
country indicated that ho had nc
A son
The posse traced him tova hut where
he occasionally slept alone When within
gun snot distance the ivader called on
the negro to surrender but he answered
by opening tire with a Winchester rltie
1ht oltlcers closed In and kept up a
steadj volltv from shotguns and rltles
Johnson cllmbeel on the rafters and re
turned the volley He was not secure
however for a bullet from a Winchester
caught him In the back of the head and
he tumbled to the door An hour later
an ofllcer crept cautiously toward the hut
and found him Ijing in a tool or blood
The coroner held an Inquest and the
jurj returned a verdict that the negro
was killed portle unknown
Go ernor McJSweencj hail recentlj of
fered a reward for the artist or Johnson
am everv officer in Charleston Countj
was detnlle d to apprehy d him
1 It 011 nil Trip to HuVnlo Ac- plo
count Illstrlt Day Vln Ienu
Nlwinlii ltullrond
Tickets will be Slil uguta 31 September 1 anil
2 valid fr return until September 9 indttxivc
t rate of 10 round trip Good on all turns
Double dallj unite of vetibulid train
O To liiru CuveniN nnd Return
Including admission to caves from B O
U It 5 a m SiinJav September 1 lteturning
leave Luray 0 p m tame daj
Serious Damage in Uayonne Green
ville ami Jersey City
Ilonsen nnil Clinrclici Unroofed anil
Treen Uprooted In the Pnrkn Tito
Men Probably Fatally Injnred
Ilonx Set Free by a Fnlllnft Wall
NEW YORK Aug if The Unlonvllle
section of Jersej Citj from Newark Waj
to New York LUj a tract of land about
eleven miles In length and about a quar
ter of a mile in width was almost entire
ly devastated today a tornado which
extended northeast up the Hudson River
at least as far as Yonkers The path of
the storm was marked by houses unroof
ed -and razed to the ground by the de
struction of farm products and by in
juries to many people
For more than nn hour after the torna
do had passed the main line of the New
Jersey Central Railroad was completely
blocked and telegraphic communication
between Somerville and Jersey City was
stopped except one wire which despite
the fact that for several miles It was
embedded in the mud still worked
It was about J4U o clock when the tor
nado burst over Greenville The storm
traveled from the southern end of
Newark Bay toward the northeast hit
ting Rajonne and Greenville and passing
into New York Bay and up the coast
Behind it was left an almost Indescribable
path of destruction The only wonder of
It is that no lives were lost outright Two
men who were taken to the Jersej City
Hospital suffering from Injuries how
ever will probablj die
A terrace of four brick houses 246 to 232
Princeton Avenue first felt the effects of
the storm as it swept across the Bajonne
flats These houses were uncovered as
completely as though their leaden roofs
had been taken off w reckers tools The
lead was torn off In great sheets and
blown for about fifty feet into the road
wny Along with the root were carried
rafters and supports in such quantity as
to block traffic on the avenue So great
was the destruction done to the four
houses that the police ordered the ten
unts to vacate them
From Princeton Avenue the tornado
swept across the tracks of the main line
of the Central Railroad It threw down
signal posts and bent the Iron snitch sig
nals into all kinds of shapes Between
the railroad and the Morris Canal the
storm struck a farm house occupied by
George Engel and his wife and three
children Like a card house the structure
was demolished and the roof and second
storj were carried fully 200 feet Mr and
Mrs Engel were badlj Injured
The wind took the grain office In the
Jersey Central j arils near the Clermont
station and hurled it bodily against an
engine thlrtj feet awaj When it struck
the engine the grain house burst into
fragments and the engine was buried
Inside the cab were an engineer fireman
and a conductor All of them were cut in
many places but the wounds were slight
No one was in the house Along the Bay
Shore thd siuiiu completely demolished
a score of shanties occupied laborers
It wrecked the Robinson farm house on
the shore near the cemetery tearing off
the roof
In the upper part of Jersey City the
tornado wrecked a theatre tore the roof
off one of the largest churches took the
entire steepe off of another uprooted
two of the finest parks In the citj one of
them almost completelj tore the roofs
from scores of stores and fine residences
overturned wagons and did about everj
thlngs else except kill and injure many
peoplc The police had formed no esti
mate tonight as to the damage It is
thought that it will reach 150X0
It was about i oclock when people in
Jersey City first noticed the cloud It had
been raining pretty hard and it began to
rain harder Soon it was raining so hard
that it was difficult to see anj thing
Nevertheless some of the people took
note of the cloud as it appeared Accord
ing to most accounts it was a black
cloud but ha 1 not assumed the shape of
a funnel as do most tornadoes One man
described it as being like a flock of
geese It came along with the speed of a
race horse and had engulfed houses and
people before they knew It Then there
was a whirring sound and the wind burst
In the more built part of Jersey
Citj the storm did not begin to cause
damage until it struck Bright Street
There it tore some roofs off Right in its
puthwaj was Van Vorst Park covering a
square block between York and Mont
gomery Streets and Barrow and Jersey
Avenues The park Is boundeel on all
sides bj resldencis and was considered
the finest park In the citj It contained
more than one hundred white maple trees
some of them sev ent j iTv e feet high- How
the wind struck the park is best elescribeil
bv Dr Dickinson whose house is in Mont
gomery StreetT opposite the park
I was sitting at mj frort window
watching It rain he said and suddenlj
It began to datken and rain harder Not
a person was In the street Then I saw
the cloud bearing down on the park It
seemed to be a mass of vaporish clouds
going around and arourd but not in fun
nel shape There were streaks in the
clouds The ms hit the park and it
was slmplj impossible to Fie anj thing I
could hear the trees going though and
one report after another as the roofs of
almost everv house Including the Union
I eigue Club house were blown off
I opened mj doors to let the wind go
right through mj house and in that way 1
think I saved it as we were right in
the path of the tornado
Thlrtj flve trees wi torn from their
roots in the park nnd the others were
stripped They fell across the trolley and
electric light wires and blocked the street
Passing on In the same corflned path
way outside of which there was no wind
at all the tornado lifted the roof off St
MUthews German Lutheran Church on
Wayne Street and pitched it timbers and
slate ull In one mass down between the
church nnd an old residence Big henvy
rafteis were simply torn out of their fast
enings nnd half the church was uncov
Doens of tombstones were blown elown
In the New York Bay Cemeterj and many
trees were uprooted
The destruction wrought nt the Bijou
Theatre one of Jersey Cltjs newest
plaj houses affords the best illustration
of the terrific force of the wind Enter
ing the theatro bj the front doors while
a rehearsal was in progress the wind
tilted It until the force was too great
for the rear wall of the edifice two feet
thick to stand and with a crash and a
roar two thirds of it fell outward
Despite the great violence of the wind
and the destruction with which it tilled
the streets up to midnight this evening
the police hod received onlj a few reports
tl2 To lliiltiinore 11 jail lie- ljtlU
turn -till renn lvnnln Itnllrouil
TicVeU on Kile Sjtuniaj and Suiidaj ujrust
24 and 25 BO to return until Mondjv the 2oth
All trjina eaiept Cunrnional Limited
rlnnM IlnslneMM Collecrc Sih nnd IC
Uusino Shorthand Ijpeiiritinj fa a jcar
of people being Injured and the hurts in
these cases were mostly slight and caused
for the most part by broken glass
hen the storm struck the theatre the
rehearral of a play called The Man Who
Direnl was going on and there were
ten persons on the stage The front doors
were open On the stage were two lions
in a cage which formed part of the show
Suddenly there was a crash and one of
the stage hands called for everyone to get
off the stage Women and men ran to
the dressing rooms on the westerly side
They just reached them In time There
was a bursting sound ana the back wall
75 feet wide and To feet high went fly
ing out into the streets Bricks nnd mor
tar fell on the inside toov and burled the
lions cage Their roars were almost as
loud as the sound of the wind
Mr Hall the manager looking out from
his dressing room saw the head or one
of the beasts emerging from the wreck
age and guessed that the cage
had been broken and that there was a
chance of a wild lion being- loose and
completing the destruction He-
plank from the wreckage and shoved the
lions head back with this This done ho
put the plank over the opening and cov
ered it with the bricks and mortar that
had fallen Only about thirty feet of the
wall was left standing
The theatre is owned by CoL John W
Holmes and was built five years ago
Colonel Holmes estimated that the dam
age done amounted to 25W0 Across the
street from the back of the theatre is the
Dominican Convent Some of the bricks
fell through the windows and to odd to
the terror of the sisters the entire roof
was blown off
rao storm wrought destruction all
The Itlilnn of the Chief Justice
PnsNcM Awn
Sue Field widow of the late Justice
Field of the United States Supreme
Court died at the home of her sister Mrs
George E Whltnej this afternoon Mrs
rield was over sixtj years old and was
a native of Louisville
She was married to Justice Field in the
earlj sixties Shortlj after the latter s
death Mrs Field came to this coast to
live with her sister Recentlj she gave
to the Law Department of Stanford Uni
versity the splendid of her hus
A Bullet
StrlleN ear
Ills Pnrlj
Willie IisliliiK
facts of an ndventure Senator McComas
had while Ashing in the Potomac River
recentlj have Just leaked out ami his
friends are congratulating him on his es
Senator McComas and N B Scott of
this city were Ashing from a boat in
midstream when thy wcro startled by a
bullet striking the water within a few
feet of the boat The bullet was fired
from the Marjland side by a member of
a camping partj who when requested b
the Senator to explain his conduct said
he did not see the fishermen
He was rehukc 1 the Senator and
immediately left that locality
Go to Hock UK- Ill I r
1 for the round trip v a
II A O It It alt trains uzut 2T to 30 Sp -e
fil trtin fntt 1 Wahliinton 1215 nool Uedn a
and Thursdaj stoppinc at mterniedUte station-
c Mrj3yg7i
Price Three Cents
Constitution Quit and tho Columbia
Finished Alone
The Former Yacht GnlnlnK on the
Latter When the Storm Strack
The Xevr Defender Returns to Port
GlvliiK the Cop to the Older Boat
NEW YORK Aug 24 A sharp squall
accompanied by heavy rain thunder and
lightning spoiled the race today between
the Constitution and the Columbia as tho
Constitution withdrew while the squall
was at Its height When tho rain and
mist lifted the Columbia went on fin
ishing the course and won the cup
The race was soiled on the Ikmnd oft
Oyster Bar The yachts raceeTror a cup
offered by several members ot the
Yacht Club and the
fleet that followed the racers around the
course was quite large The Regatta Com
mittee selected a triangular course fifteen
and one quarter miles In length to be
sailed over twice The wind was light and
came from the south southeait so that
the yachts were able to reach around tte
triangle The start was made at 1230
oclock nnl the two yachts crossed the
line on the port tack with the Columbia
leading the Constitution by about twelve
It was a one gun start and Captain
Ban- had judged the time of the Columbia
so well that that yacht crossed the line
at the windward end only three seconds
around the theatre Fleo heaw trucks 1 nfter the signal had been given It was
in Newark Avenue were overturned The a reach he Sound for four and
horse of one of them was thrown thirty three quarters miles and on this leg the
CijTibla Increased her lead so that at
feet and landed on a trolley car fender
A building opposite the theatre front not lne r1 mnrK sne wns tniny tour seconus
ahead of the Constitution
onlj had the roof taken off bjt part of
the back as welL Several persons who
were In their bedrooms ran to the front
of the building When they returned they
found their beds buried In the wreckage
of the wall The police had to order
everj one from the building tonight as it
was not thought to be safe
At Second and Erie Streets is St Marys
Roman Catholic Church It is a wooden
building extending through to Third
Street Berore the storm it had a spire
lt feet high one of the highest In the
city The storm cut this spire ofr at the
roof It was as though It had been in the
of a gigantic scjthe The spire fell
mostly Into Erie street which was made
impassable for some time In the spire
was the church bell weighing- more than
a ton The bell was picked up In the jard
of a house adjoining- the church in First
After doing this damage the storm made
n clean Jump until it landed in Hamilton
Park five blocks away but In the same
path that it had been following There
are the same scenes in this park as In
the other one From there the storm
passed on In the direction of Hoboken
The stcrm In Hoboken blew on the
roofs of the houses at OS 610 C12 and
614 Bloomfleld Street parts of them being
blown three blocks Dennis Smith a
driver for James Butler grocer had his
-wagon overturned in Washington Street
nnd w 11 k pinned under It He escaped with
slight Injuries Charles Bremer another
driver had his wagon overturned He
was thrown out nnd the wagon fell on
top of Mm Injuring him so that
he had tobe taken to St Marys Hos
pital in an ambulance
In this citj the weather
manifestation was aa unorecedentedlv
heavy rain storm There was a precipita
tion of 1 31 Inches In one hour One inch
In an hour Is termed excessive
For the most part In the business
section of the citj Is was a straight up
and dovn rain but it descended with
great force that made the streets of the
town glisten after drj Ing as Jf thej had
been swept with the steel bristles of a
mighty brush
Preceding the heaviest storm thunder
less and without lightning on this Island
were four or hv other rainfalls so that
the total fall for the day reached 2 75
Inches which is a high diurnal record for
WnterH Itcnch the Hicliewt Level in
Mnny YenrH
EASTON Pa Aug 24 The Lehigh
River Is nt the highest level In years and
the amount of damage it will do can only
bo guesred at tonight There has been
considerable rain for several dajs and
the river was full this morning More
rain fell during the day
The water with a five foot crest rushed
upon Mauch Chunk soon flooding the
lower part of the town and putting the
piinclpal street under water 6 oclock
tonight high water mark had been reach
ed and the wnter wasstlll going up At
S20 a telegraph message from Mauch
Chunk reported the water at a standstill
The flood by that time had reached
Catasauqua and was rushing down the
valley at a frightful speed At S oclock
Catasauqua reporttel nineteen feet above
low water mark and a preat mass
bris passing bv Ailenton and Bethlehem
caught It next and then Easton The
water at 6 oVsck was flooding the canal
here and threatening houses along the
river bank Efforts to save movable
propcrtj were made on all sides and it
was done none too soon
At 9 oclock the water was coming up
fast Street car traffic was being inter
rupted and the plant of the Easton Power
Companj was under water At 1030 to
night the Lehigh River had risen to ten
feet above its usual level here and was
coming up fast
Ihc trains on all railroads centrins
here are much delujed
They gybed
at the mark and had a close reach to the
next mark six miles away end on this
leg the Columbia gained three seconds
and then it was another reach home of
four and a half miles and this time the
Columbia added ten seconds to her lead
The wind all ths time was not true
but was backing and Ailing varying first
a point one way and then a point the
other The time the Columbia took to
sail the fifteen and a quarter miles was
1 hour 23 minutes 21 seconds This Is an
average speed of nearlj eleven miles an
hour and considering the lightness of the
wind it is thought that there must have
been some mistake In laying the marks
The second leg of the course seems to be
a short one The yachts saileeVin a breezo
rarelj stronger than seven knots and had
to buck against a tide running to the
westward yet they made the distance be
tween the flrst and second marks in a
few seconds more than half an hour
When they reached the home mark on
the first round the wind had shifted so
that they tier able to carry spinnakers
nnd for about half the leg the sailed
very close together but the Constitution
was picking up on the Columbia A setuall
was then sweeping down the Sound and
light sails were taken in and booms gybed
to starboard The wind strengthened so
that it blew about fourteen knots an hour
and the rain poured down It shut In so
thick that it was difficult to si e much
more than a boats length away
The fleet of steam yachts stopped and
the Constitution and Columbia were soon
lost to view They were traveling- very
fast and each captain thinking that
there miht be a collision hove his boat
to and waited for the squall to pass The
rain lasted about twenty minutes and
when It cleared off the Constitution was
seen making her way back to the harbor
with her club topsail down
The Columbia was a long way to the
westward of the mark and the wind
havng come in from the east made it a
beat for her to reach that point and a
beat for the next leg of the course She
continued on alone and finished the race
larrjsT go as Americans
Emperor WilllamM Refusal to lie
ceive Geroian Imerfeam
ard Bartholdt Representative of the
Tenth District of Missouri stated this
evening that the proposition to send a
delegation of German Americans to
Emperor William and urge that his Gov
ernment be represented i T e 1
Exposition in 1953 wou a
the Emperors favor If
selv cs German America
would not recognize the
such a statement was g 1
Kmbassj in Berlin It mc rwr
that the Kaiser will not recognize so
hcalled German Americans nor would ho
give them an audience They would bJ
received as Americans only and as citi
zens of the United States The attitude
of the Emperor however will not exclude
German Americans as delegates to tho
Worlds Fair
Representative Bartholdt has Just re
turned from Europe and Is spending a
few days at the seashore
Conntry District Around ScmntOQ
Pa Suffer Sev erely
SCRANTON Pa Aug 24 Another ter
rific storm passed over this city this
morning It resembled a cj clone and the
tremendous downpour of water was like
a cloudburst The country district re
ports great damage to outbuildings and
fences and the crops
The Delaware Laokawanna and West
ern road sufTered a severe washout be
tween Blnghamton and Hallstead
traffic for two hours and a half The
Lehish Valley track at the Tunkhannock
tunnel was completely blocked and pas
senger trains ot that road reached Blng
hamton tonight by way of Carbondale
over the Delaware and Hudson and Erie
A DrlvliiB Accident 1In Cot a Club
mans EjeslKlit
TUXEDO PARK N Y Aug 24 While
driving his four-in-hand coach on the new
Tuxedo race track yesterday William V
Hoffman the wealthj clubman and horse
owner of New York met with a serious
accident which may make him blind
One of the leaders picked up a stone
in Its forefoot while the horses were go
ing at a llvelj pace around the track and
It was thrown striking Mr llolfman In
the right eje breaking his glasses and
cutting the ball of the eje Tho local
phjslclans Drs Rushmore and Johnson
were calleel and removed the broken gas3
from the eye
Mr Hoffman was Immediately taken to
his home In this citj where he Is In a
critical comlltlgn
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