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NEW ENGL4ND COAH
Admiral Hioolnson's Fleet Suc
cessful In Theoretlcallu Glicck
Ino Blockade Runners.
PAIL TO MAKE HARBOR
BJho Attacking Fleet Put Out of
Action at 5:40 O'clock Yesterday
Morning The Surrounding and
Putting Out of Action of the Shlp3
in Command of Commander Pills
bury's Squadron One of the Most
Interesting Chapters in the Peace
History of the American Navy.
By E.xclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Uockport, Mass., Aug. 21. The naval
search problem on the New England
toast was terminated at 5.40 this morn
lug: by signal "Surrender; demand un
conditional" from near Admiral Hig
glnson's flagship and the reply, "Ac
cept surrender" from the truck of the
Prulrle, Commander PHlsbury's flag
Fhlp. The battle between the Blue, or
defending pquadron, nnd the 'White, or
attacking squadron, was thus quickly
ended, eight miles south of Thatcher's
Island. The enemy had most signally
Jelled to make a harbor, having for its
objective point, Salem. A preponder
ance of fighting strength, relatively 61
points, represented by the battleships
Kearsarge, Alabama and Massachu
setts, Scorpion and a torpedo boat, had
overwhelmed the 45 points, represented
by the auxiliary cruisers Prairie, Pan
ther and Supply. To speak from a
theoretical standpoint. the "White
squadron was entirely destroyed by the
guns of the defending battleships.
Thus, on the fourth night, the game of
naval strategy was brought to and end,
It having covered a period of unceasing
toll, sleepless nights, of anxious and
wearying vigil and of grave uncer
tainty to Its participants.
The destruction of PHlsbury's squad
ron occurred at 5.40 this morning, at a
point just within tlie outer limit of
Gloucester harbor,, not. over eight miles
south from Thatcher's Island, off yhlch
had been anchored since Wednesday,
when the war game was declared
opened, the three powerful battleships
ot the Blue squadron.
The Culminating Incident.
The surrounding and "putting out of
action" of the squadron In command of
Commander Pillsbury was the culmin
ating incident In one of the most In
teresting chapters In the peace history
of the American navy. For the placing
in operation of the manoeuvres of the
warships off the coast of New England,
the navy had long prepared Itself and
had long looked forward to them with
keen anticipation. As planned by the
naval authorities at Washington, two
equndrous were to be put Into the
game, one the Blue, the defending fleet,
and the other the White, to be a hostile
lleet, bent upon effecting an anchor
age In some unprotected harbor on tho
coast from Cape Kllzabeth to Cape
Cod, opposed all tho time by tho llrsl
nnmed licet. This anchorage had to
be maintained against the defenders for
a period of six houis. Commander
PHlsbury's White squadron consisted of
nuxlllary cruisers Prairie (flagship).
Panther and Supply. Tho two former
boats were each assigned twenty points
of lighting strength, while the Supply
was assumed to represent five points.
Admiral Hlgglnson's licet was actually
miperlor In the number of Its members,
nnd by the same arrangements made
as to tho Pillsbury ships, it represented
n grand total of ft" points of strength.
The Kearsarge, iho Alabama and the
Massachusetts, battleships, wore given
twenty, tho cruisers Brooklyn and
Olymplu eight each, tho Cincinnati and
Montgomery, Gloucester, Mayllower
and Scorpion three points each, while
n number of torpedo bo.its made up tho
remaining numbers. To win In the
mimic war, the Blue squadron had to
bring against the attacking vessels, as
it did early today, warships superior In
their comblne.l assumed lighting
strength. Kaeh side had tho right to
capturo Individual craft of tho other
fleet by overcoming them In point of
strength, and, under tho rules of tho
game, tho captured vessels were to re
tire altogether from the Held of action.
Effective Signal Service.
Rockport, Mass., Aug. 21, To an As
sociated Press correspondent, Admiral
lllgglnson spoke very freely of tho
signal service. Ho laid special empha
sis upon tho effective work of the men
detailed to signal duty and said ho In
tended to Issue a commendatory letter
to all of the mcntof his command, He
scored the- telephone aervlec, and said
It appeared very antiquated, Tho ad
miral emphasized tho necessity of tho
wireless telegraphy, and Illustrated tho
benefit If ships of the navy were fitted
with this new Invention. "There would
have been no need of tho torpedo
scouts," ho said, "for In, would havo
known at all times thu exha location
of my ships,
"We need this service badly, We are
three years behind our foreign friends,
In this leaped, and I hopo the system
'll bo Installed on the ships of the
navy very soon,"
Commander Pillsbury was asked re
piinllng hla movements, and stated
when hrt left Provlncetown last Tues
day IiIb fleet steamed directly (o sea,
running off some 400 mlleu about south
east of Cape Cod. His plan was to lay
off there until Saturday night and then
to try for Salem harbor. Coming on
Hie coast last night ho had first thought
of making a feint with one of his ships
In the direction of Portland, hoping to
draw off Admiral lllgglnson and the
big ships of his command In that direc
tion, but as a heavy sea was running
and ns his ships were slow of speed
and their bottoms foul, he decided not
to do this and made hla run direct for
The only ship of Admiral Illgginson's
fleet ho saw during the entire period
was the torpedo boat Harney, which ho
slghtod just about the same time ho
found he was discovered by the sharp
eyed Staehlc of the Kearsarge.
The Official Information.
Washington, Aug. 24. Prompt In
formation of Commander PHlsbury's
defeat In his attempt" to enter Salem
harbor and hold It against the ships
of Admiral Higglnson's licet came to
the navy department this morning In
the following despatch from the com
mander of the attacking lleet:
Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 24, 100
"White squadron surrendered to blue at
daylight this morning while entering S'l
The Panther and the Supply havo been
ordered to proceed In obedience to the
department's Instructions. The Prairie
goes to Boston tomoirow for repairs.
The White's defeat has been antici
pated here by naval officers. They be
lieved he was handicapped by the
limited speed capacity of the defending
squardron's small ships and the few
ports that It could enter under the rules.
AT CAFE MAY
Bathers Flee in Alarm at the
Phenomena About Five
Miles Off Shore.
By Exclushe Wire from The Associated Tress.
Cape May, N. J., Aug. 24. Between
eleven and twelve o'clock tqday five
water spouts were seen about five
miles off shore. Three were single
shafts of water formed during the con
lluence of two electrical storms and a
small sized hurricane almost In the
natuie of a cyclone. The other phe
nomena was a double water spout seen
to the southeast. The others were
A succession of thunderstorms with
sharp flashes of lightning and quick
crashes of thunder prevailed. All
bathers left the ocean and many lied
from the shore because of the turbulent
MR. MITCHELL IN" DANGER.
Badly Shaken in a Railroad Wreck
B.v Kxcluiiic Wire fiom 'I lis Associated l'rcsi.
Wllkes-Barre, Aug. 24. The commit
tee from the Public Alliance of this
city, which wailed on Senators Quay
and Peiiiose at Atlantic City last week
ai.d urged them to use their good of
fices to bring about arbitration In the
coal strike, i erformod a like mission in
this city today, when they called on
President Mitchell and Invited him to
co-operate with the Pennsylvania Sena
tors in bringing about a settlement of
the strike. Mr. Mitchell said lie would
do hii.vihing that was honorable to
bilug about an adjustment, nnd he fur
nished the committee with some statis
tics of the strike fiom the miners'
point of lcw, which were forwarded
to Senator Quay tonight.
It has just been learned that Presi
dent Mitchell was badly shaken up in
a railroad wreck at Relslmr. Til., pnrlv
flnst Mombiv mnrninp. rPhn ti-nln mn
into a waiihoiit and nearly all the cars
left tho track. The sleeper In which
Mitchell was riding left the rails and
h; was thrown with much fnrco from
his berth. Tho engineer and fireman of
the train, however, wore the only per
sons who were Injured.
DISASTROUS FREIGHT WRECK.
Three Trainmen Killed Outright.
Others Fatally Injured.
By l'.NC'lushc Win1 fruin The Associated Picss.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug, 24. A special
from Now Albany, Ind says:,
"Im a disastrous freight wreck on
the Southern railroad, at Georgetown,
10 miles west of here early this morn
ing, Knglneer "Red" Duval, Fireman
Cox an Brakeman Ross of one train
were killed outright nnd Knglneer
Harry G-ooddale and Fireman George
Myers of tho other train wero probably
fatally hurt. Fourteen box cars load
ed with wheat, with two locomotives
weio tumbled over a trestle to a I a vino
40 feet below and wero demolished.
By i:eluslc Wire from 'flic AixnUtnl Pre.s.
New Yoik, Aug. 21. Arrived: Steamers
I.a Gascnguc, Havre.; Zceland, Antwerp,
Lhard Passed: Stennicr Vudorluml, New
Yoik fur Antwerp. qucenslowu Hulled;
Steamer Ktrurla from Liverpool, New
York, aibrnltnr Sailed: Steamer Travo
(fiom Genoa and Naples), New York.
Southampton-Sailed: Steamer Kociilglu
Lulse, fiom Bremen, New York.
WILL APPEAL TO PRESIDENT.
Laor Unions Will Ask Him to Call
a Special Uesslon.
Dy Exclusive Wire (rem The Auocllted Press.
New York, Aug. 24. President Itooso
vclt will be asked to call a upeclal ses
sion of congress to take uctlon to end
tho coal strjke. This was decided at
a meeting toduy of the Central Fuder-
ntlon union, representing 250,000 work
inginen. A mass meeting under the auspices
of the labor unions of Now York city
and vicinity will be held, at which reso
lutions will bo adopted urging Presi
dent Roosevelt to Immediately call con
gross to meet nnd decide upon plans
which will bring tho strike to a speedy
HANNA ABANDONS HOPE.
Ho Considers the Refusal of Opera
tors to Arbitrate to Be Final.
No Chanco of Settlement.
By Kti'liKhe Wire from The Associated Press.
Buffalo, Aug. 21. United Slates Sen
ator Marcus A. Hanna arrived In Buf
falo today from Niagara Falls. He was
accompanied by his daughter. Miss
Ruth Hanna and her friend Miss Phelps
of Cleveland. They were on their way
home to Cleveland from Niagara Falls.
After a drive around the city they re
turned to Cleveland tonight on the
For the first time Senator Hanna
stated tho abondonment finally of all
efforts to end tho coal strike. He said
It sorrowfully, for he believes the oper
ators should meet the miners In ar
bitration. "1 have exhausted my efforts, " said
Senator Hannn. "I have done all In
my power and can do no more. I will
make no further attempt, for It would
He said there was no chance of ar
bitration so long as only one side, the
miners, were willing to arbitrate. He
gave it lis his .opinion that the miners
will not give in so long as they are able
"It will not be a short fight," said he.
"it will be prolonged, and such prolong
ation will mean not only hardships
for the miners and the women and
children dependent on them, but It will
have Its effect on the American people.
The longer this struggle continues the
greater will be the lne:-ense In the price
He said he considered the refusal of
the operators a final. I talked with
Mr. Morgan before he went to Europe,
continued the senator, "and before the
strike wa? fully under way. He deplor
ed the suatlon, but would take no
active p.n v toward a settlement. His
attlude In thy opinion Is unchanged."
It was evident In every sentence of
Senator Hanna's talk that his sym
pathies are with the miners, that he
has given up hope of a peaceful set
tlement and views with sorrow the
prolongation of the strike to the end
that seems Inevitable.
WORK OF NORDENSKJOLD
Antarctic Explorer Declared to Have
Examined Unknown Ocean and
Mado Zoological Collection.
By KxcliHve Wire from The Associated Press.
Stockholm, Sweden. Aug. 24. The
Aftonbladet says that the steamer Ant
arctic, bearing the Nordenskjold anarc
tlc expedldtlon, returned to the Falk
land Islands July 4, after having obtain
ed the most satisfactory results.
The great unknown ocean from the
Falklands to the South Georgia Islands
has been scientifically examined and
large zoological collections have been
made. The maximum depth measured
was 5,937 meters (about 19,000 feet.) .
. News was received from Buenos
Ayrcs, Aug. 18 that the steamer Ant
arctic, referred to In tho above dispatch
was Imprisoned In the Ice and prepara
tions had been commenced to proceed in
The Antarctic left Gothenburg, Swe
den. Oct. 16. 1901. The expedition is
headed by Piof. Otto Nordenskjold.
PRESIDENT SHAFFER SICK.
Steel Workers' Leader in a Serious
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 24. Theodore J.
Shaffer, president of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron, Steel and Tin
Workers and prominent generally In
labor circles, Is lying seriously sick.
The nature of his Illness could not be
ascertained tonight, but his condition
Is believed to be critical.
President Shaffer was taken sick Sat
urday nlglit, or Sunday morning. Dur
ing tho greuter part of today ho was
reported as having been delirious.
Karly tonight it was given out from
authoritative sources that President
Shaffer was "a very sick man."
TO TERMINATE STRIKE
By Kxclushe Wiie (roni The .Uioelntrd I'rcs,'
lliizlctun, Aug. 2I.-D. J, McCarthy,
chalunan, nnd Matltow Long und Harry
Sllvciman, members of tho executive
commltteu af tho People's Alliance of
Huzlctoit went to New York toduy to
endeavor to put Into operation somo plan
looking to a termination of tho strike.
They decline to make public their plan or
to say whom thoy hopo to see in tho
metropolis, Tho People's Alliance. Is com
posed of business men and miners.
QUIET AT SHENANDOAH.
Troops Will Remain There Until the
End of the Strike,
By Kxclusive Who from 'the Associated Press.
Shenandoah, Aug. 21, Reports re
ceived at brigade headquarters today
showed tho entire anthracite coal Held
to bo very quiet. Ihigadlcr General
Cjobln said today that n settlement of
the strlko uppeurs to him to bo as far
off as when he arrived hero, nearly four
weeks ago. '
Tho troops will, In all probability, re
main here until thu strike comes to un
I m i
By Ksclushc Wire from The Associated 1'iess.
Berlin, Aug. 21. Experiments In wire-
.less telephony wero successfully con
ducted today ueiween sasmu uuu Kol
burg, a dlstunco of 1W in lies.
AT SEA GIRT
Preparations tor the Inter-State
Rifle and Revolver Shoot
THE RECORDS NAY
Increased Interest Is Being Taken
in the Contest by Military Authori
ties, Both of the Regular Army and
the National Guard The United
States Army Will Send Three
Teams and Marksmen Will Be"
Present from Massachusetts, New
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and
Maryland Gun and Ammunition
Experts Will Also Be Present.
By r.iclu-.ic Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Sea Girt, N. J., Aug. 24. Prepara
tions are being made here for the Inter-stale
rifle and revolver shooting
tournament, which begins on the 29th
Inst. The range and butts have been
practically rebuilt and there are now
10,- targets from 25 to 1,000 yards.
The entries so far received show that
Increased Interest is being taken by the
military authorities, both of the regu
lar establishment and of the National
Gunrd. The United Stntes army will
send three teams, one from each branch
of the service. The war department
has also detailed two officers to at
tend the meeting and report. There
will be sent from the government ar
senal at Springfield, two experts to try
out the new army rifle, and represen
tatives from the Frankford arsenal,
where the government ammunition is
made, will also be in attendance, to
observe the work of the government
cartridges in comparison with those of,
other makes. Captain Llssak is being
sent by the ordnance department, and
several of the higher military officers
from Washington will also be present,
as guests of the National Rifle associa
tion. The first rifle team to arrive Is that
of the United States marine corps, un
der tho command qf Major C. H.
iLuuehheimcr. Tho good work being
done by this team daily Indicates that
It will bo a formidable antagonist In
the Hilton and Inter-State matches. In
addition to the marine corps, the fol
lowing entries have been made In the
United States army, three teams;
District of Columbia, Massachusetts,
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Maryland.
Records Will Be Lowered.
If records are not smashed In this
match tho predictions of exports will
not be realized. Illinois, which had a
good team together, was unfortunately
unable to raise the funds necessary for
In the regimental Inter-state match,
the entries today Include the First
regiment, N. G. P.; Second regiment
Infantry, N. G. P.: Third. Sixth and
Thirteenth regiments, N. G. P.
As a rule, the entries In a company
tenm match are not made until the
arrival on the ground, but among those
who signified their Intentions of enter
ing the match "are: Company A, Third
regiment Infantry, N. G. P.; Company
K, Third regiment Infantry. N. G. P.;
Company K, Sixth regiment infantry,
N. a. P. This match will have at least
Tho carbine .match will Include tho
Pennsylvania squadron and the First
troop, P. C. C, New Jersey and Penn
sylvania. The above organizations will
also enter teams In the revolver team
There are several new matches this
years which are attracting heavy entry
lists. Tho National Rifle association
hac added two contests, the Leach cup
and the Inter-Club. The former Is for
tho cup presented In 1874 to American
riflemen by Captain Leach, of tho Irish
International team. Tho match for all
comers is at 800, 900 und 1,000 yards
with sporting rifle. This cup has not
been competed for since 1S82.
Tho Inter-Club match Is original,
from the fnut that it will bo shot on
homo ranges by clubs throughout the
United States tho same day and hour
as the match Is shot at Sea Girt, Labor
Day at 2 p. m. Clubs from Maine to
California will compete nnd tho targets
shot at will bo sent to Sea Girt for the
judges to decide tho winner.
Tho Now Jersey Stnto Rifle associa
tion has added the Spencer match at 800
and 1,000 yards with military lilies, and
tho Reading match, at 500 nnd COO
yards, for those "who havo never won
a prlzo at Sea Girt.
MURDER AT ATLANTIC CITY.
Leander Smith Kills Boyd Clinton
and Fatally Wounds His Wife.
By Kxclushe Wire from The AwoeUted Press.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug, 24. A sen
satlonal murder, which may provo a
double one, anil a more sensational es
cape and at rest has stirred un con
siderable excitement In tho cltv, Le
ander Smith, colored, angered because
lioyd Clinton was paying too much at
tention to his wife, shot nnd Instantly
killed Clinton In the Hotel Caufleld
basement last night and then shot his
wife, who is dying In tho City hospital.
After committing the deed he mado
his escape, stole a sailboat at the In
let, und started on a sail for some re
mote point. A few miles at sea a bquult
struck his boat. It capsized. He was
thrown. Into the ocean and tho boat
drifted from him. Ry herolo efforts ho
succeeded In crawling on tho upturned
crafty ami all night he drifted at tho
mercy of the waves. About 10 o'clock
this morning ho was found by Samuel
Mooro, a local merchant, who wns out
In his private launch, nearly dead from
exposure. Tho murderer told Mr. Mooro
a Btory about being on a fishing trip
nnd that his bont had capsized, Mr.
Mooro took him to Somers' Point, und
after he landed the negro thanked his
rescuer, walked off and disappeared, A
few minutes later Mayor K. A. Hlgbec,
of Somers' Point, received a telephone
mesEnge from Atlantic City asking him
to apprehend nny strange cojored man
who might pass that way. Tho town
marshal, who happened to bo on tho
wharf when the man landed, remarked
the fact to the mayor. Hlgbee hitched
up his buggy, and after a five mile
drive caught up with the murderer. He
Inytted tho man to rldo with him, as
the sun was hot and the day sultryv
The man accepted. Hlgbec drove him
to the .town jail and locked him up.
Tho murder was premeditated. Smith
had early In the evening gone to the
hotel to brain Clinton, who wns bead
waiter at tho hotel, which Is located
on Virginia avenue near the bench, and
was only stopped by timely Interfer
ence. He sneaked back about 2 o'clock
in tho morning and slyly entering the
servants' quarters put n pistol to tho
head of Clinton and killed him in
stantly. His wife was washing behind
a door. He shot her In the back und
Three Persons Killed and
Many Others Badly
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 24. In a head-on
collision between two cars on the Day
Shore Terminal line late this afternoon
three people were killed and many
others badly Injured. The dead are:
W. S. YANDEM-, motormun.
C. B. GOIjDKN, motorman.
L1NWOOD FKNTRKSS, aged ten.
The seriously injured are:
W. R. Waller, R. J. David. George
Stephenson, Mis. J. P. Stephenson, Jo
seph White, conductor: M. V. Ahearn,
Benjamin Roussnn, Miss Lillian Land,
John Taylor, Maria Fentrnss, Miss Ituth
Banks, Phoebe Frederick (coloied), Cor
less. nephew of Major AVnller, badly in
jured Internally; Mrs. Victor Parks, skull
fractured; Louis Parks, Internal lnjuilcs,
expected tn die.
The accident occurred 400 yards be
yond Futns siding, about three and a
half miles from Norfolk?" One 'cafwas
coming from Ocean View and the other
going to the View. The orders were
that tho shore-bound car should wait
at the siding for the other. Motorman
W. S. Ynndell failed to obey the orders,
and the crash eame 400 yards beyond
TO BE PUNISHED
An Edict Issued Ordering That the
Slayers of Missionaries Be
By Kxclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Pekln, Aug. 21. An edict has been
Issued ordering the murderers of an
Kngllsh missionary named Lewis and
an Australian missionary named Bruce
to be punished. The crime was com
mitted at Chen Chou, in Hu Nan prov
ince. The government expresses deep
regret at the occurrence and promises
to make reparation.
It Is reported that the murders wero
an outcome of an outburst of super
stitious frenzy on the part of tho popu
laco, based upon tho Idea that the mis
sionaries In question had caused an
epidemic of cholera, which Is raging at
Chen Chou, by poisoning drinking
water. The mob wrecked the mission
building and murdered the mission
aries, who had but recently arrived at
Chen Chou, where they were cordially
THE AMERICAN WARSHIPS
The Result of Matos Revolution Be
lieved to Be Far Off.
Cy Exiluthe Wile from The .Woclatcd Press.
AVIllemstad, Island of Curacao, Aug,
24. News has reached hero from Vene
zuela that In consequence of tho re
occupatlou of the Port of Curupano, In
tho state of Bermudese, by government
forces the blockade at that place has
The United States training ship To
peka has loft La Gulra for Iltiyti. Tho
departure of the Topeka from Vene
zuelan waters is taken to prove that
the United States minister at Caracas,
Horbert W. Uowcn, believes that tho
Until result of tho Matos revolutionary
movement will be long delayed.
FIVE PERSONS SUFFOCATED.
Shocking; Tragedy at a Fire in Port
By Kuhiiho Whc from The Asxithitcd I'rcs.
Portland, Me., Aug. 21. Tho four chil
dren of William Ii-nherg and his ser
vant elrl wero Milfncutcd in a lira today
In a two and a half story house,
When tho firemen arrived, tho falhor
stood bull-clad on the sidewalk, calling
pltcoiisly for them to go io tho aid of tho
children, but tluvo was no chuueo for
Old Bull Vena.
By i:uluslc Wire from The Asoejed Press.
Guthrie, Okla., Aug. 2I.-OU1 Dull, an
Omaha Indian cjilef, who was a survivor
of thu wain waged against tho Indians iy
General Custer, Is dead at, the Arapahoe
Indian reservation. Jlo was in tho Custer
battle at the Little Big Hum In 1ST, and
aftcrwaid entered the regular army,
bcrvhig until retired owing to ugc.
TURKEY YIELDS AT LAST.
All Demands by the United States
Will Be Conceded Without
By n.tchntvc Wire from The Associated Press.
Constantinople, Aug. 24. An Imperial
order has been Issued commanding that
all 'the demands made by the United
States upon Turkey be conceded and
the relations between the Porte and the
United States legation hero have re
sumed their normal condition. United
States Minister Leishman and Robert
S. McCormlck, United States ambassa
dor at Vienna, were present at the
Tho non-execution by the Turkish
government of certain agreements
reached long ago on several questions
uffectlng the Interests of American citi
zens led to somewhat strained relations
between the United States government
and the Porte. Last week Mr. Leish
man Informed the Porte that he would
not discuss other mutters until the
terms of the settlements already agreed
upon hud been carried out. The de
mands made by the United States in
cluded the rebuilding of the American
mission house at Kharput, destroyed
at the time of the Armenlnn massacre
there, and the granting of permission
to Armenian women and children to
join their husbands and fathers who
are naturalized Americans. Mr. Leish
man also had difficulty In negotiating
with a responsible Turkish authority.
His Intercourse has been with the
Turkish minister of foreign affairs,
whose agreements have been annulled
by the grand vizier.
Governor Taft Testifies That Many
Former Manila Rebels Make
By i:clusie Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, Aug. 24. The defense in the
Freedom sedition case has called Gov
ernor Taft as a witness to show that
many -former Insurgents leaders who
were guilty of various offences not
recognized by the laws of war have
been appointed to civil positions. Gov
ernor Taft gave testimony to the effect
that many such former insurgents had
been nppolnted, but that they had
proved honest, straightforward and
earnest. He said that some of them
had been guilty of murder from Ameri
can standards, but that from their own
standpoint they undoubtedly believed
their conduct of the war to have been
legitimate. Governor Taft said that
lie found these appointees to be loyal
and that they were not chosen because
they happened to be Insurgent generals,
but because they were men of Inlluence
among their own people. He said the
experinece of the civil authorities with
these men had been most satisfactory.
Govenor Taft has resumed the gover
norship of the archipelago relieving
Luke IS. Wright, who has been acting
governor during Judge Tuft's absence.
Commissioner Wright is preparing to
visit tho United States.
SHARON IS SHAKEN.
Five Successive Explosions at Na
tional Steel Company's Furnace.
Sharon, Pa., Aug. 24. Sharon was
shaken from end to end today by five
successive explosions at the National
Steel company's furnace north of town.
TI)o explosions were caused by the
molten Iron breaking out of the stack
and running Into the water around tho
bosh. Tho shock wits so great that
houses wero rocked as If by an earth
quake. Great damage resulted to the
furnace and the stack has been forced
to close down and will have to be
The plant will be Idle probably a
mouth, nnd the loss to the company
will amount to thousands of dollars.
By Kclu!c Wire from 'the Associated Pre.
Manila, Aug. 21. Tho members of the
native constabulary wero nmbuMicd last
Tuesday at a point near Mngdnlcnn, in
the provinco of Sortogeu, Luzon, by a
band of sixty ladroues. Tho latter weio
armed with rllles and bolos and a des
prato fight at closo range took place,
Ono member of the constabulary was
killed, two wero wounded and three wero
raptured. Seventy constabulary havo
taken the field tn pursuit of tho ladroues.
Beaver County Gets Honors.
By nxclu-.be Wire from The Appelated Prc..
Pittsburg, Aug. 21. For congiehsman,
Charles R. Kckeii, of Monaca, For stato
ronator, Lewis V, Reed, of Heaver.
Theao two men have been selected by
tho Democratic conferees of the Heaver-WivrdiliiRtou-Lawrenco
trict anil of tho Beaver-Washlngtnn stato
senatorial district, Tho conferees, after
a long sesblon and discussing several
candidates, decided that Beaver county
bliuuld have both honors,
Cholera at Manila.
By i:iliultc Whc fiom The .Wochird Press,
Manila, Aug, 21. Official cholera statis
tics show a total up to ditto of 2,Ui cases
and 18,010 deaths, Thu actual number of
cute mid deaths Is greatly In excess of
the oillcial reports. In Manila tlieio wero
but right cases reported last Saturday.
In home provinces of Luzon tho cholera
situation is bad. Ill cases and 317 deaths
wero reported irom tho provinco of llocos
Norto last Saturday.
DEATHS OF A DAY,
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Berlin, Aug. 21. Tho Archduchess Mar
Rticiito Sophie, of Austria, wlfo of Albert.
Ouko of Wurtemberg, died today at
Gimiiidon. Austria, as tho result of an
operation for appendicitis. She, wus born
He Is Welcomed to the Town bu
Fullij Sixtu Thousand En
Acts as Godfather to Theodore
Roosevelt Chnnler Orations Greet
tho Presidential Train on the
Journey from Newport to Nahant.
Largo Crowds Turn Out to Cheer
tho President at Every Stopping
Place The Cordial Reception at
By Hxclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Nahant, Mass,, Aug. 21. President
Itoosevelt left Newport toduy at 2
o'clock In a sumptuous train of four
special cars. Accompanying him to the
depot were Mr. and Mrs. Wlnthrop
port for no other purpose than to at
the two latter journeying with the party
to Nahant the homo of the Lodges,
where tho president will spend the
night. A more quiet day could not have
been spent by the president. As Is his
custom, he rose early, and, after eat
ing a light breakfast, left the Chanler
house about 9 o'clock and went out
to meet Mrs. Roosevelt, who had come
up In the Sylph during the night.
The president was aboard the ship
for about two hours Mrs. Roosevelt
accompanied him ashore and spent
about half an hour at the Chanler
residence, taking a look at the baby,
but did not remain for the christening.
She left shortly beforo the event for
Oyster Bay. The president remained at
the Chanler villa, where the ceremony
of christening the baby was performed
by Rev. John Diamond of the Episcopal
church in the presence of the president
who acted as God father, Senator nnd
Mrs. Lodge, the latter acting as God
mother, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe and a
large number of the personal friends
of ;the -family. ,
The affair was regarded as one of tho
most auspicious events of the season
at that fashionable resort, due not only
to the social prominence of the Chanlers
but to the fact that thepresldent of the
United States would'nct as God father
to the child, and that the child was
named after the president.
Traveling on Sunday was something
new for the president, but In this In
stance he was obliged to depart from
his usual custom, as he went to New
port for no other purpose than to at
tend the christening and it was neces
sary to make the short journey to
Nahant today In order to maintain his
The Entertainment in Boston.
Lieutenant Governor Bates and Ad
jutant General Dalton of Massachusetts,
boarded the train at Newport and
completed the arrangements for the en
tertainment of the president and party
in Boston tomoirow night.
That the enthusiasm attending the
president's journey shows no abate
ment was made evident today by tho
crowd gathered about the depot at
Newport which cheered his arrival and
continued cheering until the train de
parted and was lost to view.
Stone Bridge, L. I., Fall River, Taun
ton und Mansfield, in .Massachusetts
turned out In force to greet the presi
dent and as each place was reached
tlm train was slowed down, the presi
dent appearing on the rear platform and
bowing hla acknowledgements.
At Boston the entire party disem
barked and entered the special which
was standing on another track, tho
crowd In the meantime keeping up a
continuous cheering. Upon arriving at
Lynn where carriages were In waiting
to take the party to Nahant, the sight
was ono long to be remembered.
Stretched from the depot through the
city nnd across the peninsula to Na
hant, a distance of four miles, were
fully sixty thousand people who cheered
again and again as the president passed.
There were two miles of carriages on
either side of the road,
The piesident rode with Senator Lodgo
and was escorted from Lynn to Nahant
by a troop of cavalry.
The arrival at Nahant was a signal
for another outbreak of applause and
the two places seemed, to vie with ench
other as to which should be the more
cordial In Its greeting. Flngs and
bunting weie displayed every where.
Tomorrow afternoon tho president
will deliver nn address from the steps
of tho public library, building In Na.
Americanization of the World.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Heiiln. Aug, 21,-Tho Local Anzelgcr
sees an evidence of tho growing Amerl
canlzntlou of tho world in a plan to es
tablish a postgraduate medical school at
Frankfoit after an American model. A
private person has contributed J500.000 for
thu establishment of this school,
YESTERDAY'S WEATHEHU jj
Local data for August 2, 12.
IllKhest temperature 73 degrees
Lowest temperature, 31 degrees
8 a. in, ,,,.,...................S.1 per cent.
S p. m, .,,,, ,....,.,77 per cent.
Precipitation, 1 bonis ended 8 p. m.,
trace. , t i
4- -f -m
4- WEATHER FORECAST, -f
Washington, Aug. 24. Forecast 4-
f for Monday and Tuesday: Kastern 4-
f Pennsylvania Fair Monday and -f
Tuesday; fresh northeast winds.