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TO THE BIG RACING YACHTS. RELIANCE THE FASTER BOAT CUP DEFENDER SHOWS HEELS TO SHAMROCK IN COMMAND- ING STYLE. SURE WINNER. New York, Aug. 22.One of the big gest crowds of sightseers and yachts men that ever sailed down Sandy Hook to witness an attempt of a for eign cup hunter to wrest from America the yachting supremacy of the world, returned to New York last night dis appointed because the sea had refused a field of combat to the racers, but, nevertheless, jubilant in the convic tion that Sir Thomas Lipton's latest challenger, like the two Shamrocks which had preceded her, was doomed to return to England empty-handed. Of course the race yesterday was not absolutely conclusive owing to"* the light and shifting character of the airs, but in a fifteen-mile beat to windward, a portion of which was sailed in a driving rain, the cup defender Reliance Showed Her Heels to Shamrock III. In commanding style ana in weather conditions which were supposed to be to the particular liking of the chal lenger. Fife's latest creation has been heralded as a veritable wizard in light breezes in windward work, espe cially with a jumpy sea on, while the Reliance, in her trials, had demon strated best reaching and running in a whole-sail wind. Yet yesterday, with a breeze varying from one to twelve knots, and again a long ground-swell, the defender out footed and outpointed her. The Sham rock did not turn the outer mark, and there is, therefore, no way of knowing absolutely how badly she was beaten, but it was estimated that she was more than a mile astern, or about six teen minutes in the existing strength of the wind, when Reliance rounded. America's Cup'Is Safe. As a result of the trial the experts believe, blow high or low, that Reli ance will win this, the thirteenth series for the America's cup. LOWERED BY DERRICK. 8U Body of Heaviest Man in Pennsylva nia Buried Under Difficulties. Bristol, Pa., Aug. 22.In the pres ence of 3,000 persons and with the aid of a derrick the state's heaviest man, Wilson Lippincott, weight 560 pounds, was buriGd yesterday in Bristol cem etery. Thirteen of the borough's larg est men, weighing over 2,600 pounds all told, acted as pall bearers and car ried the immense coffin from the cemetery chapel to the grave. At the place of burial instead of the big 13, Charles Yeamans, Bristol's smallest man, had charge of the block and tackle and lowered the body into the grave. The coffin measured 3 feev 4 Inches wide and deep and lYz ft long. The grave was 5x9 feet. MILLER CHARGED WITH BIGAMY. Complaint of Bookbinders' Union Made Public. Washington, Aug. 22.The charges made by the local bookbinders' union against Foreman Miller of the govern ment printing office, who was dis missed from his position on complaint of the union and reinstated by order of President Roosevelt, became public yesterday. Miller is charged with be ing thrice a bigamist. The records of the court at Schuylkill, Pa., are quoted in part, and it is stated in the charges that affidavits support the allegations of the union. Public Printer Palmer still has the charges under considera tion, and it is not known when he will announce his decision. FALLS UNDER WHEELS. Treacherous Sand Sends Indiana Man to His Death. Blackduck, Minn., Aug. 22.Saul J. McCord, living at Henryville. Ind., was Instantly killed by a Minnesota & In ternational gravel train near this city. He was employed on the railroad, and, In Jumping from a flat car while in motion, slipped on some loose sand. Calling directly under the wheels. The air brakes were immediately applied, but not before two wheels had passed over his body could the slowly moving train be stoppeed. BABY DIES FOR PLAYMATE. Saves Friend From the Flames but Not Herself. Sioux City, Iowa, Aug. 22. Little four-year-old Luella Anderson, daugh ter of D. M- Anderson of Armour & Co., sacrificed her own life in savins that of her older playmate, Gladys P ten, six years old. The latter's dr.- was on fire when Luella patted ort Haines, preventing Gladys fr" ing to death. Luella's jBEA REFUSES FIELD OF COMBAT ALL THE DEMANDS MADE BVTHE IEADS SHAMROCK BY A MILE HAVE NEW PIAN Of SETTLEMENT i BLOW HIGH OR LOW, EXPERTS POWERS FIXING UP SCHEME BELIEVE RELIANCE IS A TO APPLY REFORMS IN rown were ignited and she died a.i* i urs of intense_agony TURK BACKS DOWN RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ARE ACCEPTED. ASKS WITHDR4WAI uf fLEET PRESENCE OF RUSSIAN SQUAD- RON MAKES THE TURKS UNEASY. MACEDONIA. Constantinople, Aug. 22.Tie Rus sian squadron arrived on inuia, on the eastern coast of European Turkey, Wednesday afternoon. Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish foreign minister, has visited the Russian am bassador and notified him that the Turkish government accepted all the Russian demands and begged that the Russian squadron be withdrawn from Turkish waters. The news of the arrival of the Rus sian squadron Is spreaaiug, notwith standing the continued suppression of all telegrams and announcements on the subject. The general opinion of the Europe ans here is that the time has arrived for a vigorous intervention, and the abandonment of all semi-measures, which are regarded as the Cause of trie Present Rising. According to the official Turkish re ports the strongest positions ol the in surgents are at Krushevo, Merihoro and Fiorina. Contrary to previous re ports, it is now stated officially that Krushevo Is still occupied by the In surgents. The headquarters of the revolution ists are in the Peristerl mountains, in the vicinity of Monastil. Women and children are not molested by the in surgents, who have destroyed only fortified dwellings occupied by rich Turks. It is not denied that they kill all Bulgarians and Greeks found acting as Turkish spies, but the strictest orders have been issued not to interfere with women or children. Members of the diplomatic ccps who were recently received by the sultan, assert that his majesty is con fident that Turkey will pass through the existing crisis without the loss of a foot of European territory. New Plan of Settlement. London, Aug. 22. Important nego tions are in progress between the pow ers which promise to result In the early adoption of a new plan for the settlement of the Macedonian trouble. Brussels, Aug. 22. The Independ ence Beige says it nears that the pow ers have arrived at an understanding regarding a step to be taken to sup press the revolt and apply reforms in Macedonia. According to this uncon firmed report Russia will act on sea. occupying the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus, Austria will act on land and Italy will exercise surveilance over Albania. After peace shall be re stored the powers are to withdraw and restore to Turkey her full sovereignty. Big Fight Reported. Vienna, Aug. 22.Dispatcher from Salonica say an important fight oc curred in the mountains of Pis&oder, Aug. 18. The village of Ermincesco was burned by the Turks and many In surgents were killed. It Is said that an Austrian manufactory is negotia ting with Bulgaria to supply that country with 10.000,000 cartridges. The decision of the Bulgarian govern ment is expected early next week. Bulgarians Are Hopeful. London, Aug. 22. Advices from Macedonia report the Bulgarian revo lutionists as being hopeful of achieving the liberation of the country from Turkish ru.e. It is declared that they are energetically supported from be yond the Turkish border. Consign ments of arms, ammunition and pro visions are constantly arriving. NEGROES LEAVE A TOWN. Fearing Race War, They Obey Ordef to Vacate at Once. Dallas, Tex., Aug. 22.News from Whitewright. Tex., is to the effect that all the negroes of the town, more than 100 persons, have fled for fear of a race war. A negro attacked a white woman about a week ago, and that night a negro accused of the offense was hanged by a mob, but was res cued and saved by the sheriff and a posse. Notices were posted ordering all negroes to leave the place, and the blacks fled. THIEF'S DARING WORK. Smashes a Window and Makes Off With $2,000 Worth of Diamonds. Canton, Ohio, Aug. 22."While the streets were crowded with shoppers late yesterday afternoon a daring thief smashed the show window of W. A. Wortman's jewelry store In the heart ef the city, and, grabbing a tray containing $2,000 worth of diamonds, made his escape before an alarm could be given. The thief cut his hands while reaching for the gems, but be yond this the police.have no elue. AFTER HITCHCOCK SAID SECRETARY MAY BE IM- PLICATED IN THE LAND SCANDALS. WANT IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION PRESIDENT WILL BE ASKED TO ISSUE AN ORDER TO THAT EFFECT. E IS ACCISED or FAVORITISM CHARGES AGAINST HITCHCOCK ARE NOT OF A CRIMINAL NATURE. Washington, Aug. 22.There Is a strong movement under way to secure from President Roosevelt an order that will make the investigation iato the Indian Territory lana scandal and the alleged complicity of prominent United States officials absolutely un trammeled and impartial. The sig nificance of this arises from the fact that many friends of Mr. Hitchcock are alleged to be involved in the scan dal. A number of the secretary's official acts have been pointed out to the pres ident which lead to a waat of confi dence among those who a*e urging ihe inquiry, in the secretary ability to conduct an impartial investigation. To cite but one of a number of cases on which this viev is based, Formal Charges have been made to'the president that large sums of money realized from sales of town lots in several thriving young cities in Oklahoma, instead of being expended for public uses, as was provided by act of congress, have been deposited in St. Louis banks in which Mr. Hitchcock's friends are interested as stockholders. The secretary is a St. Louis man. The citizens of a number of Okla homa towns have appealed to Secre tary Hitchcock to use these funds for installing waterworks in their respec tive towns, etc., but they have ap pealed to him in vain. The only sub stantial reason Mr. Hitchcock ad vances for withholding these funds from their proper use for improve ments in the towns is "there is a crowd of looters" down there who would steal the money if taken out of the hanks. TWO BOYS BURNED TO DEATH. Grasp Electric Wire and Are Instantly Enveloped in Flames. Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 22. James Budd and Eugene Moss, aged 16 years, were burned to death here in an elec tric light tower last night. It has been the practice of boys to climb the tcv er, which is 125 feet high to the plat form at the top. Last night the Moss boy, while at the top, touched a wire carrying a current, and instantly His body was a mass of flames. Young Budd had started to descend, but re turned to attempt to rescue his com panion. The moment he touched t.~e wire, he, too, became enveloped in flames. Both were instantly killed. TOO MUCH BRUTALITY. German Sergeant Will Spend Three Years in Prison. Berlin, Aug. 22.Sergeant Bre'den bach of the Eleventh infantry t-s Jen sentenced to three and a haif years' imprisonment for mistreatment of pri vate soldiers. There are 1,500 mild and 300 serious offenses charged against Breidenbacn. He so severely whipped a recruit recently as to cause the man to commit suicide. POSTOFFICE ROBBED. Burglars Secure Gcod Sum of Cash and Stamps. Janesville. Wis., Aug. 22.The post office at Clinton, Wis., was entered by burglars and robbed of $300 in cash and about $1,000 in stamps. They se cured entrance with a skeleton key. The postmaster has offered a reward of $50 In addition to the reward offer ed by the government for their cap ture. CAR MAKES WILD DASH. One Man Killed and Another Fatally Injured. Braddock, Pa., Aug. 22. An open car on the Wllkinsburg & East Pitts burg division of the Pittsburg Railway Company, got away from Its motorman on a high grade in North Braddock last evening and In its wild dash cost one man's life and fatally Injured an other, besides badly injuring several more. ALL CUT AND DRIED. But the Lady in the Case Fails to Join the Combine. La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 22. Armed with a marriage license and accompa nied by a Mormon elder, a stranger ap peared at the residence of Mrs. Mc Douglal Schermerhorn on the river front and announced to the aston ished lady that he desired to marry her. Upon being shown the license she indignantly refused to wed the fel low. Both the stranger and the preach er left very much disappointed. i THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S FLOOR. What Would Be Revealed if Water Were Drained Off. Leslie's Weekly says: If the waters of the Pacific could be drained there would be revealed a vast stretch of territory, comprising enormous pla teaus, great valleys for which no par allels exist on the land surface, lofty mountains beside which the Himalaya and the Andes would look like hillocks and tremendous hollows or basins only to be compared with those on the face of the moon. While there are great mountains and huge basins or deeps, the plateau areas are by far the most extensive. Rela tively speaking, the floor of the Pa clflc is now at last revealed on the plateau areas in level. There are un dulations and depressions, but the gen eral area is about the same depth be low the surface. Soundings develop a mean depth of from 2,500 to 2,700 fathoms. In shoaler spots there is a mean depth of from 2,300 to 2,400 fathoms. Deeper spots show from 2,800 to 2,900 fathoms. WA8 PRETTY DRY READING. How Teddy's Ambition Received Something of a Setback. For some reason desire for higher education had overcome Teddy. Tem porarily he felt keenly his own ignor ance, gloried in hearing about the lives of illustrious, self-made men, and for the first time realized his own short comings. He decided to emulate ex amples. The Encyclopedia Britannica, he thought, was a fairly well-informed authority, and if he'd read just a page or two of that every night, within a few years he'd know about everything extant. "Well, my boy," asked his father an hour after the course had begun, "how do you like it?" "I don't know," said Teddy. "Alge bra is mighty slow but alligators phew!" Warming the North Pole. A novel scheme for rendering the Arctic regions inhabitable has been advanced by a scientist, who proposes to widen Behring Strait- and remove all obstacles to the entrance of the warm Japanese current, which he con siders then would pour down in suffi cient quantities to melt the ice of the Polar seas, thus reclaiming a vast em pire. Behring Strait is thirty-six miles wide at the narrowest part, with a depth of from thirty to forty fathoms, but the channel is obstructed by three small Islands. These he would re move, and would also get rid of those rocks and reefs along the coast which offer most impediment to the free ac cess of the current. French Commissioner Disgusted. Michel Lagrave, French commission er to the St. Louis exposition, arrived there recently with Mme. Lagrave, and inside of twenty-four hours was the most disgusted man in Missouri. There was no one to receive him at the d^pot and as he does not speak English he had much difficulty in get ting a carriage to his hotel. The cab man changed him $20 for the short drive to the ffbtel, where he waited until the next afternoon before his presence in town was recognized hy anyone connected with the exposition. M. Lagrave declares that the steamer cannot take him back to France too quickly.Chicago Chronicle. Search fo- Prehistoric Horses. For two ears past agents of Wil liam C. Whitney have been searching the western plains for relics of the an cestors of the present breed of horses. So far many interesting bones have been resurrected from their burial places in the rocks of the pre-Adamlte ages. The horse, in its origin, had several varying prototypes. The Na tional History Museum in New York already specimens. Last autumn the fossil remains of a small herd of the species called the hipparlon were dis covered in Nebraska. From them it is believed that a complete animal can be mounted. Misquotations. A correspondent sends the following popular misquotations: The absurd i tautology, "Like angels' visits few (in- stead of shortj and far between I "Money is the root of all evil," for "The love of money," a very different thing. He remarks that it is curious that the lato Dr. Patteson himself in his monograph on Milton falls into the snare of quoting "Fresh fields and pastures new." He suggests, also, that the UBO of the Italian phrase, in petto, as if equivalent to in miniature, is an other snare into which many authors fall. Matches Eight Inches Long. The latest luxury for the smokers* tray is the new English match that measures eight inches in length. Fifty of these fit a sumptuous silver and leather box, which, with the cigars, is set upon the table at the conclusion of a dinner party. One match will light from ten to twelve cigars or cigarettes. Sometimes, for the ues of feminine smokers, those matches are made of Syrian cedars or aromatic 'East Indian woods and burn with the most delicious perfume. i North Dakota Legislators. There are 140 members of the North Dakota legislature, and of them fifty one are farmera and only two are law yers. Norwegians and their descend ants are very largely represented in the politics of North Dakota. The Largest Opera Houses. The Academy of Music, at Npw I York, will hold 4,700 people. The next biggest opera house Is that at i Parma, in Italy. It is built of wood, 1 and will hold 4,500. THE GOAT AND THE PLUG. Old Darkey Was Satisfied the Animal Could Read. Three colored men were discussing the intelligence of different animals. One claimed that the dog knew more than all other animals put together. The horse was favored by a second man, but old Peter Jackson said that, "in my opinion de goat am de 'telll gentest criter llvin'. I kin prove dat de goat kin read. I saw him do it, an' I know it am true. Several days ago, I wuz walkin' down street, dressed in mah best suit ob clothes, an' wearin' mah new plug hat When I got down on de main street I seed a billboa'd on which it said, "Chew Jackson's plug.' A goat wuz standln' thar when I passed, an' when I wuz about ten feet away he must hab rec ognized me, for de next thing I knew I went saihn' out in de mud. When I looked 'roun', dat goat wuz chewln' mah plug hat for all he wuz worth. Gem'men, da is no question In mah mind about de 'telligence ob de goat. He am a wondah." NOT TO BE TRUSTED. Why Conductor Thought Women Should Not Have Ballot How many-sided and how funny is the life load in a city street car. Not long ago a woman gave the conductor of one a dollar bill. On receiving the change she counted and recounted it "This is not right," she called after him. "Ain't, eh there's 95 cents. Don't suppose yer wanter ride free." She made another mental calculation and blushingly subsided. As the man reached the rear platform he was heard to grumble: "And them's the things as wants to vote." Wig Good Cause for Divorce. The widow of a large estate owner in Germany, who recently married a count of small means, has obtained a separation from her second husband on exceedingly novel grounds. Alter, the marriage the bride discovered that her husband wore a wig and re ceived such a shock at the sight of his bald head that she took a violent antipathy to him, and commenced' proceedings against him. Her suit was successful, and she obtained a separation after three weeks' mar riage. The grounds upon which the decision was based were that if she had known of the wig she would never have married the count. Will Loan Money to Poor. A body of philanthropic New York ers have formed themselves into the Personal Protective Loan Associa tion, with the purpose of loaning money to the poor at 6 per cent per annum. The capital of the organiza tion is $10,000 and the incorporators are Thomas M. Mulry, Edward F., Cragin, Rev. Dr. David J. Burrell, Father A. P. Doyle and Robert B. Miller. Individual money lenders never charge less than 30 per cent, and sometimes a great deal more. There are 300 pawnshops in New York. Had to Pay to Find Out. At one of the New York theaters they are playing a piece called "A Fool and His Money." A preacher from Wisconsin was visiting Gotham last week and in passing the theater one evening was curious to know if the play conveyed the proverbial les son suggested by its title. Stepping up to the box office, he inquired re garding the matter. "I think," said the suave party behind the grating, "that the moral of the piece is that the fool and his money gather no moss. It will cost you $2 to find out exactly." The preacher murmured "Thank yon" and withdrew. He tells the story himself. New Way to Do Time. Dr. Lillinksjold, of Butte, Mont., is credited with having adapted hypno tism to a novel purpose. The doctor, having been placed under arrest, tried, fined and sentenced to gaol for twenty days for some small infracton of the law, deliberately hypnotized himself, saying he would awaken from his trance at the expiration of twenty days. All efforts to awaken him were unsuccessful till the end of that peri od. As a mean of "doing" time, or of whiling away long intervals. Dr. Lillinksjold's plan is probably unique. Inepecting American Railroads. J. T. Tatlow, John Wharton, George Banks, F. Dale and H. O'Brien, otfl cials of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway of England, are In this coun try and will make extended inspec- i tlon of American railroads. They have been viewing things in several eastern cities and will shortly vist Chicago. They represent the me chanical, freight and passenger de partments of the Lancashire and Yorkshire road. The Coming Man. "Mrs. Frisbie is suing her husband for divorce." "Indeed? What is the trouble?" "Well, she says she tried not to mind when Mr. Frisbie used her curling irons, wore her shirt waists and borrowed her collar but tons. But when he began to go through her pockets and extract ner small change after she was asleep she felt that patience had ceased to be a virtue."Brooklyn Eagle. Costly Skipping-Rope. A skipping-rope has been presented by a fond Pittsburg millionaire to hie six-year-old daughter. The handles are gold, studded with an odd Jewel, while the cord, the finest procurable, i cost more than a dollar per inch. i When the child grows a little older she will be able fully to appreciate her papa's gift. At present she treats it I as if it were an ordinary rope. I CLEANLINESS Young Matron Critic! Her Mother-i "Cleanliness is next know," said the young mother-in-law lives there is such a thing too far, I think. Now, mother is fearfully and neat In fact, at times 1 live in a pigpen would From morning till night ing but clean, clean, clea' carpet are laid in the pl likely to trip you up. These tended to keep the floor unde free from stain and then the ca are taken up and the floor undern scrubbed as carefully as if it had not been protected all the time. You can not imagine just how trying it is. But the other day she reached the limk. She came in, took off her shoes, care fully washed tbem and set them out to dry! Think of it! It's a wonder she did not wash her hat." STRENGTH OF MEN AND OXEN. Bulk for Bulk, the Former Are the Stronger. Few people know that a man, bulk for bulk, is stronger than an ox, but it appears that such is the case. The matter was tested not long since at a fair in America, one of the attractions, of which was a contest of a yoke of oxen against an equal weight of men, A drag was loaded with granite blocks, weighing in the aggregate 4,969 pounds The yoke of oxen that made the trial weighed 3,220 pounds, and twenty men, allowing 160 pounds to the man, were set against them. The men took hol of theh dragcovering easily1 first, and walkedd off wit it a distance of 95 feet in the space of two minutes. The oxen at their trial moved only eighty-five feet in the same length of time, and the men were accordingly declared winners.Pearson's Weekly. Governor Saves Boy's Life. It is fortunate for one Georgia youth that Gov. Garvin of Rhole Island is a physician and surgeon of standing. The governor and a number of north ern friends were at Andersonville to attend the dedication of a monument in memory of Rhode Island soldiers who died in Andersonville prison. While the exercises were in progress a carriage team took fright, ran away and upset thehe vehicle. Edwin way, one of Callahi occupants, bad leg broken, the jagged bone severing an artery. Gov. Garvin, on hearing of the boy's plight., hurried to his help, tied the severed artery and cut the broken bone, just in time to save the sufferer from bleeding to death. Bank's Burglar Trap Didn't Work. In its account of the recent bank burglary, at Allen, the Emporia (Kan.) Gazette explains that the trap set by the bank for robbers did not work. The trap in question is unique enough to be interesting. "Above the vault," says the Gazette, "was a thin ceiling and about a ton of sand above it. This was there in case cracksmen should attempt to blow open the safe, when the ceiling would burst at the explosion and the sand fill the vault, making it impossible to get at the safe. However, the ceiling did not burst and the sand remains undis turbed.Kansas City (Mo.) Journal. Chorus Girls of Wealth. Among the twenty girls who took part in an amateur comic opera per formance in Philadelphia the other evening were fifteen whose fathers are millionaires. It is said that the girls in question represented some $40,000,000. The affair was the big gest event among the Hebrews of Philadelphia for twenty years. A trainload of wealthy New Yorkers went over specially to take part in or witness the performance, which was given under the auspices of the Mer cantile club. Brave Sailor Soon Forgotten. Disoouraglngly tardy progress is be ing made with the proposed monument to Rear Admiral James E. Jorrett. It was thought that the gallant eonduct and wide popularity of the admiral would have called forth generous re sponse to the committee's appeal, but that expectation has not been realized. The headquarters of the association are in Washington and Rear Admiral A. E. K. Benham is chairman of a committee having the matter in imme diate charge. The Ones That Suffered. An aged Scotch minister, who was very boastful, says ex-Speaker Joseph L. Barbour of the Connecticut legisla ture, once said to his good friend. "Think of it! I preached two hours and twenty minutes last Sunday!" "Didn't it weary you very much?" in quired the other solicitously. "Oh, no," said the minister. "But you should have seen the congregation!"New York Times. Dae Point off View. "I am very much afraid that you not appreciate the spirit of a free country," "Oh, yes I do," answered the men who had recently landed in New York, in a dialect which it is needless to reproduce. "What do you understand by a free country?" "It is a place where you are free to do a* you choose if you manage to get on the police force" Had Had Opportunity. Two society buds at the Waldorf Astoria were commenting upon the marriage of Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd to William K. VanderbHL "It's a fine match," said one "the bride certainly, belongs to the Upper Ten." "She ought to," was the tart answer, "she's mar ried three of them!"New York Times.