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WAS1HXGT03S", MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1902.
MINERS TALK WITH
BBW YORK STATE TO
CHAMBER OF GOfflfflERGB
IMS GOVERNOR TAFi11
Business Men Present to
An Informal Conversation
Takes Place at Atlan
MB. QUIT INFORMED LATER ON
President Mitchell at Sea
side, But Holds No
FEW DISORDERS MAR. DAY
Strikers Are Generally Quiet, But an
Ugly Tone Is Manifested in the Pan
ther Creek Valley Pickets of the
Men Now Armed With Long Clubs.
ATLANTIC CITY, X. J., Aug. 31.
John Mitchell, the strike leader, was
here today, but would not talk over the
proposition which Is said to be under
way to arrange tor a meeting between
a delegation representing the Citizens'
Alliance, of Wilkcsbarre, and President
Roosevelt, with the object of having the
President interest himself in the settle
ment of the strike in the anthracite
Talked With Mr. Penrose.
Lewis Hasnmcrling, general agent of
the United Workers, and John Fancy,
president of District No. !. had a talk
of an informal character with Senator
Senator Penrose was closeted with
Senator Quay after the meeting, and is
credited with having been acting as an
Intermediary between the miners and
Senator Quay. The move to call the
Pennsylvania Legislature in extra ses
sion, with the object in trying to solve
the deadlock between the miners and
operators, was talked over informally.
Senator Quay and Senator Penrose,
when seen tonight, repeated the state
ment gf .Mr. Mitchell that there had
been no conference during the day, and
beyond that would answer no questions.
Etnator Quay said that he would be
willing at any time to talk over the
strike situation with Mr. .Mitchell, and
would lend any assistance he could to
"bring about an end to the labor rou
blcs in the mining district. William
M. Brown, candidate for lieutenant
governor of Pennsylvania, this after
noon called on Senator Quay.
An Ugly Feeling.
TAMAQCA, Pa., Aug. 31. That an
ugly feeling.prevails among the Strikers
In the Panther Creek Valley and that
another outbreak seems Imminent, was
shown today when Albert and John
Kutzer, of Lansford. were attacked by
a number of strikers while returning
from church, and were compelled to flee
for their lives.
The two men sought refuge in St.
Michael's Church. From there they
"were escorted to their homes by a num
ber of citizens. Tomorrow morning a
heavy force of soldiers will escort the
non-union men to work. It is feared
that serious rioting will occur as the
men are without doubt in a very ugly
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Aug. 31. A
largo crowd of strikers attacked four
non-union workmen at the No. 1 col
liery of the Kingston Coal Company this
morning, and one of them, James
Sweeney, was badly beaten. The men
were leaving the colliery on the morn
ing shift when they were attacked by a
crowd of about 300.
The three ran. but Sweeney was un
able to escape, and drew two revolvers
and turned on the crowd. They were
knocked out of his hands and he was
severely beaten about his head and cut
and bruised from head to foot.
Strike Pickets Gather.
The striking miners having heard the
reports that the Lehigh Valley Coal
Company will make a special effort to
continue work at the Dorranco colliery
tomorrow with a large force of workers.
Intending to operate the mine at three
fourths its capacity, will tonight picket
that colliery and the roads over which
they believe men will be taken to the
Dorrance to swell the presint force.
This evening groups are assembled
near the collerles watching them close
ly. Last night a number of those who
did picket duty were armed with long
clubs. The police, however, kept them
Jrora congregating in large crowds. Th. ir
temper is bitter, as each day they can
see the mine increasing its output, and
ell their elforts to prevent it are falling.
CAUSES WOMAN'S DEATH
Maria Ashton, Colored, Dies Suddenly
During Services at Vermont
Avenue Baptist Church.
Maria Ashton, colored, dropped dead
In the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church
about 11 o'clock yesterday morning.
Heart disease was the ause. It is sup
posed that religious excitement brought
on the fatal attack.
Mrs. Ashton was about fifty years of
rge. Her home was? at 1445 Samson
Street. She lea vis a husband and sev
Ex-Governor Knott's Home Burned.
LEBANON, Ky Aug. 31. Learlg. the
handsome county home of cx-Gov. J.
Proctor Knott, was destroyed by fire
SENATOR PLATT SAYS
STRIKE WILL SOON END
Predicts Final Settlement Within Two
Weeks Not to Be a Po
NEW YORK, Aug. 31. Senator Thomas
C. Piatt said today at the Oriental Hotel,
Coney Island, that the end of the coal
strike is at hand.
"The coal strike will be settled within
a week, or within two weeks at the out
side," said the Senator. "It will be set
tled in such a way that it will not be a
political issue or any kind this fall."
Senator Piatt added that he was not
at liberty to say anything more about
the matter or about the manner in which
the strike -would be settled, but t,he
events of the next few days would bear
out bis statement.
EDICT FORBIDS THE f
COLLECTION OF LIKIN
China Acts in Accordance With
Agreement Entered Into With
PEKIN, Aug. 31. An' edict has been
issued forbidding any further collections
of the likin, or Inland revenue tax on
goods in transit from one province to
This edict, -which was issued jn view
of the recent tariff treaty with the Pow
ers, orders the board of revenue to de
vise methods which will compensate the
provinces for the loss of this money. It
says the likin, which was originally a
war measure, h.as become oppressive
throughlthe incapacity of officials.
The edict is regarded as merely the
first step in the matter of reform, and
if the Dowager Empress is in earnest,
it will mean that the long and compli
cated wrangle with the officials of tho
provinces has been settled. The boxer
uprising in tne province of Szechuan is
HIRAS HAS RESIGNEW!t;:
Said on . Good Authority
to Have Written to
MR. KM A PROBABLE SUCCESSOR
Mr. Roosevelt Also Said to Have De
termined to Organize the Panama
Canal Commission as a Purely Mili
HOTEL CHAMPLAIN, Clinton county.
N. Y.. Aug. 31. Justice Shiras, of the
Supreme Court, has sent his resignation
to the President.
This Is not an authorized statement,
but comes from one who speaks witli au
thority. If Philander C. Knox desires
to wear the robes of a Supreme Court
justice, it is said, he will have the op
portunity ollered to him. If he has not
Mr. Knox is not expeeted to decline the
The President and Secretary Shaw are
over at Dr. Seward Webb's place on the
lake. Hut many of those who have ac
companied the President through his
trip remain at Btirlingham. Those who
have been closest to him have been
milch impressed with one of two things
which are regarded as certain to happen.
If the President remains of his present
mind Willi regard to the canal commis
sion and the biipreme bench.
The President, it is said, has deter
mined to make: the Pai'ama Canal Com
mission a purely military body. The
man for the head or (lie commission
must be' a man in whom the President
has" unlimited faith. There are many
men in the armv who have the Presl
uent's confidence, but nonu on whom the
President leans more heavily than on
Gen. Leonard Wood, his noon companion
and comrade in arms.
He would like to make General Wood
chairman of the commission, at least
that has been the conviction of those
with whom he has taken counsel.
There is some doubt as -to whether
there will be room on the commission
for anybody who Is ilot a military man.
NEW PARTY CREATED.
Enters Pennsylvania Political Arena in
Fight for Ballot Reform.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Aug. 31. A new po
litical party was born in Pittsburg yes
terday. It will be known as the Ballot
Reform party. A number of Influential
men are at the back of It, and quietly
today an application was made to the
prothonotaries of Allegheny and Dau
phin counties for the right" to a column
to be headed "Ballot Reform parly."
The object of the party Isjto give the
people of Pennsylvania a better ballot
law. Pattison and Guthrie will be In
dorsed, and no candidates for the Leg
islature will be Indorsed who will not
subscribe to tho pluform of the party.
The Allegheny county Republican ticket
will also be Indorsed.
Will Not Pledge Delegates
to Mr. Roosevelt,
MR. PLATPS ASSERTION
Administration to Be Warmly Indorsed
by the Convention, But Nothing
Touching o.n igo4 Will Be Done A
Plank on the Trusts.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31 Senator Thomas
C. Piatt sat on the veranda of the
Oriental Hotel, Coney Island, yesterday
and discussed the plans of the Republi
can party in this State this fall.
In the course of the conversation the
Senator gave two Important pieces of
information. One of them was that the
men who are planning the" fall campaign
have made up their minds that it would
not be wise for the party to convjilt
itself with regard to any man's aspira
tions to the Presidency in 1904.
Many of the friends ' of President
Roosevelt have believed that the State
convention, when it meets in Saratoga
onj5eptcmber 23. ought to pledge to
him the delegates from this State in
the Republican National Convention m
1004. They have pointed out that a
number of States have taken tills course,
and urged that this compliment ought
to be paid to the President by his own
Mr. Piatt's Assertion.
Today Senator P.latt, who has talked
the matter over with Governor Odcll
and Chairman Dunn, of the State com
mittee, was asked if he thought that
the convention would so commit the
"The platform which .will be adopted
by the State convention next month will
contain a very warm indorsement of the
administration of President Roosevelt,"
replied the senator In answer to a ques
tion, "but it will not declare for his re
nomination in 1!04. The platform will
contain a plank on the subject of trusts,
but at tliis time It Is Impossible to say
how this will be worded.
MORO SULTAN KILLED
IN ATTEMPTING ESCAPE
Ruler Had Been Held as Hostage In
cident Likely to Re
Aug. 31. The Sultan of
Mindanao, who was cap
month by Cant. John .1.
Pershing, and held as a hostage for the
surrender of the dattos who were re
sponsible for the attack on two Amer
ican soldiers and also for the good con
duct of his tribe, yesterday grabbed tho
gun of a sentry while attempt lug to es
cape, and was killed.
The incident is unfortunate, as It will
Increase the friction between the Moros.
BOER GENERALS IN
LONDON ONCE MORE
Leaders of the Burghers Say That
Alleged Differences Have
LONDON. Aug. 31. -The Boer generals
and their assistants arrived in Iondon
this morning, crossing in th,. special
steamer placed at their" disposal. They
adhered to their previous policy of re
fusing to be interviewed. It is under
stood that they hope o meet Mr." Bal
four and Mr. Chamberlain soon to dis
cuss matters atferting the future of the
South African colonies.
Referring to their visit to The Hague I
Adjutant rerreira. the son-Iu-law of
General Delarey. says they found Mr.
Kruger in the best of health. T'.e
Loudon papers, he said, had greatly ex
aggerated the differences between gen
erals and the leaders in Holland.
Speaking of the statements that .Mr.
Kruger had lost the confidence of the
Boers and had resigned his leadership
to General Botha, Mr. Kerreira said:
"There can be no nominal leadership
now, but ir it came to a test 1 think the
people would put their trust in the
DAY OF MUCH QUIET
Executive Bteakfasts at Home of Sec
retary Shaw, and Goes to
HOTEL CHAMPLAIN. Clinton County.
N. Y.. Aug. 31. President Roosevelt had
breakfast this morning at Secretary
thaw's home, at Thompson Point. Vt.
Afterward he was accompanied to Shel
boun'.o Farm, where tin re was a lunch
eon In the afternoon. An interesting
drive over the faun was planned for the
Dr. Seward Webb's farm includes 1,."00
acres of fine grazing lnnd, and it Is
stocked with high-class cattle and
horses. The President will leave Shcl
bournc Farm early tomorrow for Bur
lington, where he proceeds on his trip to
I roctor. Ho" will return to Oyster Bay
in three days.
TRIBUTE PAID. THE ARMY
Head of the Islands Tells of the Im
provements Accomplished Invest
ment of American Capital Needed
Factor in Development.
MANILA, Aug. 31. The American'
chamber of commerce gave a banquet
in honor of Governor Taft last night.
One hundred and fifty guests partici
pated. They included the members of
the supremo court and the chief officers
of the army and navy. When Governor
Taft and former Acting Governor
Wright arrived they were, greeted with
President Green,- of the chamber ot
commerce, made an address of wel
come Ue said the chamber was com
posed of 100 progressive business men
who were supporters of the Administra
tion and were, honest pioneers in this
country. Capital was ready for the de
velopment of the country, but the na
tive labor iva3 Imfflclent and foreign la
bor was absolutely essential to the im
provement of the Islands.
Governor Taft's Speech.
Governor Taft nade a speech In reply,
wherein he complimented the army tot
Its noble work in establishing peace. He
spoke at some length of the grand ad
vantages' of the Philippines which had
not been developed as yet. The people
who for the lime had been afflicted by
war were rapidly learning what self
government meant, but he thought they
would' require, about a generation of iu-
The governor continued: "We are
here to benefit the Filipinos and not
for selfish exploitation. The investment
of American capital, however, is a very
important factor, and the commission
will support the business men. Never
theless it is my conviction that the
merchants must rely upon the Filipinos
as laborers and also to work out their
own sahatiom The commission will
again recommend the gold standard. I
repeat thai the merchants must rely on
the Filipinos for
governor's speech was earnest
and emphatic and Its sincerity coupled
with hisJSiinlversal popularity brought
out grcal-",appjuuse, although some of
his remprks were directly opposite to
the views ot the merchants.
Vice Governor Wright made a speech
In which he urged the vductlon of tarilf
on articles exported from the Philip
pines to the United Stntes.
Work of the Army.
General Chaffee spoke of the work of
the army. He reviewed the conditions
In detail and called attention to the col
lapse ot the rebellion. He said that in
last December there were C38 army sta-
wliile now there were only ,138
Despite all reports to the contrary, there
had been no loss of discipline and the
troops retained all their good qualities.
When General Chaffee referred to
General Wheaton there was prolonged
cheering. The general closed by offering
a toast of "loug life to the civil govern
ment." CONEY ISLAND GUARD
TO TRY CHANNEL SWIM
Capt. Tom Riley Believes He Can Ac
complish Feat Wherein Hol
NEW YORK, Aug. 31. Capt. Tom
Riley, chief of a corps of life guards at
one of the Coney Island beaches, an
nounces his intention of making an ef
fort to swim across the English Channel
the task which Montague Holbein failed
to accomplish last Friday after being
In the water more than twenty-two
hours. Captain Riley says that ho will
go to a Florida coast resort about Sep
tember 15 and will take a course of
training during the winter months. In
Juno or July he will go to Dover and
train there for a month before trying
To be III condition for a long distance
swim, of course, 11, Is necessary to train
with care," said Riley today, "and a
man cannot gel hiuiselr In condition In
one, two or evtn three mouths.
"When 1 train for a loug swim in
salt winter I get my stomach in condi
tion to hold salt water without .veaken
ing me. I use it as a beverage. I
learned that trick from a dog. I
brought a dog of mine from a fresli wa
if r neighborhood, but he taiklcd the
salt water when he wanted a drink. At
first it made him very sick, but he
soon get t'si'd to It, and I believe lie
drank as much out of the ocean as he
did of fresli water.
"1 found Hint. I could do the same,
only on a smaller scale, and when I
train for a long salt water swim I ac
quaint my stomach with a small drink
of sea water every day during the las'
month of training."
KING VICTOR EMMANUEL
CONCLUDES HIS VISIT
Italy's Ruler Leaves for Rome His
Minister of War Consults
Chancellor von Buelow.
BERLIN, Aug. 31. King Victor Em
manuel concluded his visit to Germany
on Sunday and "left for Rome tonight.
There have been several conferences be
tween Chancellor von Buelow and Slg
nor Prlnlttl, the Italian foreign minister.
It Is bellovcd Italy has secured thntcon
ccssion she desired for the commercial
treaty with Germany.
Goes From Whirlpool to
Lewiston in Safety
MANY WITNESS r; .-EA7i
Thousands of Ot - ,r-i - T. ",;
Disappointed PI,.-. VtVs 1 1. :,rsi
Through High W. filing
Vatcr3 Second AtU . ,
NIAGARA FALLS. Aug. 31. While
there were a large number of people who
witnessed the second swim of Carlisle
D. Graham through the lower rapids of
the gorge In the whirlpool to Lewiston.
this afternoon, there were a still larger
number who did not see him, and" were
forced to return home less the eye feast
of the thrilling deed.
The reason for tills is because- the
greater number believed Graham would
swim the Whirlpool Rapids, which Is
that portion of the tumbling waters be
tween the railroad bridges and the
Whirlpool. It was in this part of the
river that Capt. Matthew Webb lost his
life, July 24, 1SS3. Grsham has been
through Whirlpool Rapids In a barrel
several times, and knows too much
about them to risk his life there without
proper protection. The cliffs and bridges
were' lined with humanity, but all above
the Whirlpool saw nothing of the per
Took Early Start.
Graham went down the gorge early In
the afternoon. He dressed for his swim
by putting on a life preserver and it
life ring. A crowd stood about him. Ho
entered the water on the American side
of the whirlpool. At a signal from a
man In charge of a moving picture ma
chine installed on a fiat car that all was
ready, Graham walked into the river at
3:30 o'clock. The current picked him
'P and In ten minutes he was being
hurled down stream and through tin:
long, sweeping waves that form at the
outlet river pocket. r
After passing this he floated in boil-
(Continued on Second I'jgc.)
RACED AGAINST A MOB
WITH A DYING PRISONER
TORPEDO BOATS' FORCE
WAY THROUGH NEEDLES
Successful Attack on Isle of Wight by
Lieutenants in Command
LONDON. Sept. 1. It transpires that
the attack by torpedo boats from Ports
mouth has been successfully made un
the Isle of Wight. The idea of the
flotilla was to force a parsagc through
the Needles, and so obtain an entrance
to Spithead and Portsmouth Harbor.
Although the searchlights from the. forts
were turned over the water, two boats
escaped detection and got safely through
the Needles, owing to the skillful ma
neuvers of the lieutenants in command.
CRISIS AT HAND.
Dr. Andrews Says Free Institutions Are
CHICAGO. 111., Aug. 31. In his con
vocation address at the Chicago Uni
versity yesterday. Dr. E. Benjamin An
drews, formerly superintendent of
schools in Chicago, maintained that the
crisis of Democracy was at hand. He
"The Monroe doctrine cannot be main
tained permanently save by a foreign
pulley which dares to look abroad. The
territoiy lying -near us will sooner or
later tempi thither the Old World pow
ers, when we shall be either forced to
abandon the doctrine or to light to up
"Democracy of the type which has be
come familiar to the modern world is
passing away. neer to return. In
every leading tountry of the world pos
sessing free institutions the party of
the people Is In despair.
"There Is ground for believing that
the last hundred years the age which
free institutions proudly call their own
have been the unhappiest century on
record. Combinations of capital are In
substance a perfectly natural growth.
You cannot kill them and you should
not try. lint normal growths need
PILLSBURY TO TAKE UP LAW
Says in Berlin That He Will Abandon
BERLIN, Aug. 31. II. N. Plllsbury,
the American chess player, played
Iwelve simultaneous blindfold games
last night at the Berlin Chess Club,
winning seven, losing three, anil draw
ing two. He will play an exhibition
game with I.asker Tuesday night.
Pillsbury, In conversing with friends,
said he bad resolved to abandon cham
pionship matches anil settle down to the
practice of law In Philadelphia, playing
occasionally with friends.
F. R. LUBBOCK DYING.
AUSTIN. Tex.. Aug. 31. Ex-Gov.
Frank R. Lubbock is scrlousl) 111 at his
home in tills city. He is In his eiglily
reventh year, and was In fine health up
to two weeks ago. when his wife diyl.
The shock of her death prostrated
him, and his condition hns grown con
stantly worse. Ho wa? the war governor
of Texas, and served several terms as
5 S00 LfNCK:?;
:' a-. Neck and He G
-is Surrounded and
SPARTA. 111., Aug. 31. A. Reed .
son, a negro, who was arrested hi
for an assault on a young white woms .
was riddled with bullets by an ana
mob last night.
The mob tcok him from the J
slipped a noose over his head, a
sunghim 'up to a telegraph pole,
in some manner he slipped the noose
and fell to the street. In an Instant he
was on his fcel'and running away.
He apparently escaped in the dark
ness, but a posse pursued him and sur
rounded him several hours later with
in two blocks of the Jail, and shot him
OMAHA MAN IS URGED
John L. Webster Suggested as Suc
cessor to Andrew D. White
Mr. John L. Webster, of Omaha, is
said to be the latest candidate to suc
ceed Andrew D. White as ambassador to
Germany. The President, it is stated,
is not yet determined upon the matter
of the appointment, and the friends of
the Nebraska man believe that he has a
good chance of having the honor con
ferred upon him. His appointment Is
being strongly urged by Senator Millard.
Mr. Webster is a native of Ohio and
served in the Union Army toward the
close of the civil war. He Is a grad
uate of Mount Union College, at Alli
ance. Ohio, and a lawyer by profession.
He first began practice In Pittsburg. In
1SC9 he went to Omaha. He was a mem
ber of the State legislature In 1S72.
and three years later was made presi
dent of the constitutional convention,
defeating Senator Charles F. Mander
son. He was a delegate-at-Iarge to the
Republican National Convention at Min
neapolis which renominated President
Physician Shot Wife and
Then Drank Tincture
NEIGHBORS Mum TO LYNCH
Marshal, However, Got Doctor Out of
House and Into Rig Pursuit of Four
teen Miles Man Died Twenty Min
utes After Arrival in Jail.
ALTON. III.. Aug. 31. Crazed with
drink. Dr. O. A. Miller, of Rockbridge,
terminated a week's debauch this morn
ing by shooting his wife, killing her In
stantly, and then ending his own life
by drinking almost half a pint of tinc
ture of opium.
While Mrs. Miller was seated at the
piano Miller entered the room, anj with
out warning drew a revolver and shot
her in the back. Mrs. .Miller fell to
the floor dead. Assoon as the doctor
had finished shooting' he walked into his
study and picking up a pint bottle of
tincture of opium drank nearly half Us
The shots were heard by a number of
the neighbors. Marshal John Wcol
rldgc licaul the shooting, and upon en
tering the house saw the doctor-standing
In the middle of his study, with the
bottle,of opium in his hand. As Wooi
drldge rushed toward him. Miller put
tile bottle to liii lips and attempted
to drink the rest of its contents.
Before U'ooldrldge had time to take
rare of his prisoner a mob of the
neighbors- surrounded the house. With
the assistance of Constable Clark.
Wooldridge took the doctor out of the
lear door, put htm Into a rig. and began
a race of fourteen miles against death
and a mob to the Green county Jail at
The officer galloped up to the county
Jail Just one hour and ten mluutes af
ter lie had begun his fourteen-mile
race. Twenty minutes after he had
been placed in Jail the-doctor was dead.
IS ANXIOUS TO DIE
Young Lumberman Being Held at Hos
pital Tries Third Time to
At an early hour Sunday morning
Joseph II. Eeldsmith. the young lum
berman who twice attempted suicide
Friday on the steamer Norfolk and was
removed to the Emergency Hospital,
again tried to end his life by beating
his head against the wall at the side of
his bed. He was discovered in the act.
however, before he was able to Inflict
any further injuries upon himself. A
close watch is now being kept over him
to prevent a similar attempt at suicide.
There is practically no change In his
The physicians are of the opinion that
his mind Is somewhat deranged and be
lieve that the best disposition of his
case would be to remove him to tho in
sane asylum for treatment.
jet Off Mar-
iH 'IN HER FAVOR
Timers Fear That
i.r Will Cau5e
WAR GAMES NOT A PLAY
Worry -Lest the Public Misapprehend
Incident Fair Visitor Accompanied
by Assistant Secretary Sanzcr Ves
sels in Two Squadrons.
lir-patcli liflat Avenel, Jtcncnsdia Ilijht,
MAUTIIVS y'XKVAM), Man,.. Aw;. 31.
However much we should like to keep
up the pleasant fiction that tho war
ships of a hostile foreign nation were
lying in Mcnemsha Bight preparing to
descend upon the weakest spot in our
coast defences their a3tute admiral
could discover, for today at least, w
were compelled to record a break to tho
diversions of the plpingest times that
ever peace enjoyed. In fact, it was such
a piping time that when the Assistant
Secretary of War visited the flagship
of the commander in chief of the North
Atlantic squadron, there were eight side
boys to pipe aim over, although six Is
the regulation number he rates.
There was not very much going on
about the white warships to show that
they were soon to resume their hostile
character. Most of the activity was fur
nished or caused by the marines who
had been in camp and were returned to
their ships'In the afternoon. Besides,
there was the distribution of the am
munition for the various attacks that
was brought aboard yesterday by the
Nearly every ship had boats out for
drill, and all day they were pulling
about as placidly as if it had never oc
curred to any man In any of them that
hf m'ght be engaged in active thought,
simulated warfare against his own coun
try within twenty-four hours.
Diversion of the Day.
The great diversion of the day camo
in the visit of the Duchess of Marl
borough and Assistant Secretary Will
lam Cary Sanger and their party. In
the tedious time that the warships
have been lying in Menemsha Bight no
visiters have been permitted to come
aboard. Yesterday, however, Capt.
French E. Chad wick, -president of tho
Naval War College at Newport, came
over to. tell Admiral Higginson that it
was the desire of the duchess to visit
the fleet, and that lie h?d permitted It
to be understood that anr invitation to
do so would be extended by the admiral.
It will be the gossip of the entire
fleet. There vas a pretty strong protest
entered on the part of some hardeaed
old pendogs against entertaining tho
duchess. They thought it would be a
fine thing to entertain the American
duchess after the war game is over, but
that this- is not the occasion for such
festivities, when the fleet Is supposed to
be actively preparing to do its very best
in a test of the entrance of the Eastern
Visit Causes Comment.
Assistant Secretary Sanger and the
duchess went back to the yacht Nour
mahal after inspecting the big ships.
It is tniiohinjc the matter lightly to say
that it created a great deal of interest
among the officers of the fleet. They
are net desirous of having the impres
sion spread among the American people
that this war game, which would be so
expensive, to say the least, and from
whirh so much Is expected by both army
and navy, is to be more spiel than
Put bluntly, the officers are airaid ot
giving an opportunity to any who may
be disposed to cavil at the navy in gen
eral and the "war game in particular.
They call attention to the fact that bacl
uf alt the. sham and make-believe of the
game, there is solid and serious work
to be done, and. it is expected, great
Glad Inaction Is Over. '
WOODS HOLE. .Mass., Aug. 31 (Wit
the North Atlantic Squadron. Menemsha
Bight. Martha's Vineyard. Mass., Aug,
31). This is the last day of the North
Atlantic Squadron's long and tedious
stay In Menemsha Bight, and every inaa
jack on board the warship is glad that
active service Is about to be resumed.
At midnight not a vessel will be In the
sheltered roadway. Whither the ships
have gone and what they are going to
do is known only to Admiral Higginson,
his commanding officers and a few oth
ers. Tho Ignorant ones in the squadron
are not worrying, however.
"Anything, so we mova." they say. It
is pretty well understood In the squad
ron that there will be no Immediata
attempt to get past the forts defending
the eastern entrance to Long Island
Sound. There is considerable work to
do before that is undertaken. Admiral
HIgglnscn's plans have been prepared
and there can be no doubt that he is
going to r.iske things infresling for the
The first object, of course, is to seize
the base of supplies and operations. He
is so well informed" as to the comoara
tive advantages cf various points that
he may be ;xpectrd to seize the best ot
them, and the army had better look out.
It is a pretty big Heet that is sailing
fiom here tonight, biggc-r than any that
has gathered In American waters since
the close of the war with Spain. It Is
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