New York Times, August 26, 1897

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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1897, New York, New York "All the News That's Fit to Print." THE WEATHER. The for In thin cUj iinil iK-lffhbnrlKiiiil orc fulr, with coinlnic rut. COPYRIGHTED, 1597, BY THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY VOL. XLVI...NO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1897.-TEN PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE NEWS CONDENSED. Stock market under pressure. Cash wheat. cash corn. cot- ton. S 1-10. peace setllcment belween Greece and Turkey Is now before Ihe Cab- inets of Europe, having passed out of the hands of the Ambassadors In Constanti- nople France nnd Russia are disposed to justaln Lord Salisbury's content on agnlnst Germany Austria, and President KrUgor etie Transvaal has declared that the suzerainty of Great Britain over rountrv ascd to exist. Count Mulau. formerly Japan's Foreign Minister, is dead. M. Fiiure attended a review with tho Czar .it the Krna-noe Selo camp ye-s- tertlay, nn-1 the Czar gnvn a banquet to tho President and ofllcera of the French mnadron IP the T> I'n go 1. President Woolworth of Omaha addressed the Association at Its reunion In Cleveland yesterday }t was reported lost night that a Httlo child hud been kidnapped by a gypsy In Capt. Scbmlttberger'a precinct. President Uorela of Uruguay was shot nnd killed l.e was leaving the cathedral In Montevideo yesterday on tho anniversary of thi> proclamation of the republic's in- dependence f The. situation on the Afghan frontier of Indlu Is growing worse according lo the latest dispatches recelveel from Bombay. Tht; enemy Is holding tho Kliybtr Pass, out one fort at the extreme remain- Ing In possession of the English. Richmond Hill. L. I has a law for Im- pounding anlmaN. but no law In particu- lar for Kotllng them out. Joseph Parker's put In then- on Saturday, antl Parker broko Into tJio pound uml got him out. He Is lo be tried for stealing his own horso. Chief Conlin wns retired by the Police Board al his own retiuedl. and Acting Inspetlor John McCull.igh was appointed In bis place. The question waj raised wnether a civil service oxamln i- ticn is necessary, and Ihe Corporation Counsel was asked to give n.. opinion In thf m.ittor. which will setllo the point whether McCullagh Is Chief or only Act- Ing Chief. I'n go- 2. Republican State Conventions will be hold to-day at Ponn.. and Ocean City. Mrl. In Pennsylvania tho prospect Is peaceful. In Maryland there Is promise of .i bitter fight. Dr Peter A. E. Dot of Densonhurst. who was under bail on a charge of as- his wife, failed to appear In court yevt-nl ly antl his bond was forfeited. He' Is s.ild 'o be; on the way to the Klondike. PRESIDENT BORDA KILLED The Chief Executive of Uruguay Assassinated on the Coun- try's Anniversary. THIRD ATTEMPT SUCCESSFUL The first game scheduled at the Polo Grounds yesterday between tho New Yorks and tho Clevelands was abandoned on account of rain In tho second game the New Yorks shut tho Clevelands out. At Kastorn Park the Brooklyrs won their fourth Lonsecullve victory over the Pitts- burgs Turfmen tho Futurity race yos- criticised Starler Ptltlnglll for Bending the horses- away at Ihe ilrsl break without Klvmg the favorite, M. V. Dwyer'h Previous, a fair chunce. It was learned Hint L'Alouetle's victory was ns mucn of a surprise lo ner owners as to the public, ami that they would have scralchej hor Ju.-.t betore Iho raco but for Trainer Rovvc's objections. The Right Rev. John J. Clancy, D. D.. Blahop of Elphln, arrived from Ireland ycslertlay tn attend the wedding of a niece In Cunandalgua. .Nftthaa Straus h is established a now ster- ilized milk depot close to the new Rccre- atfon Plejufrom, which the Dock Hoaid excluded his stand, antl will begin to dis- tribute milk to the poor to-day. Mary Kvlo Dallas, the well-known poet- authorCHs. expired at her hoino. at Mott Avenue and One Hundred and Slxty- lifth 3trcot. yesterday of heart failure. She was about sKty years of ago. The paraup ,n Huffalo of the Grand Army of tho Republic lunlc place yesterday. President with Gov. Black and Commander In Clarkson. roJe at the right of the Tin-re were moro than IS.iKM) veterans In lino Tin- diet-ring was continual, the dec-orations wore elab- orate and appropriate I'll HP 10. The whoat market was yesterday, but advances In prices were made. Yesterday's) complilntt before tho Asses- sors HI Irvlnglon-oii-Hudst-ii were, as a rule, from persons of large me.ins Chaunccy M. Uepew lias returned to the cltv Ho ,ays there Is a geno.-al revival of business .ill OACT the countri, but dan- Rtr o: overtrading. Hobokon's Acting Police Chief savs that eloK catchers must not chase tlogs on Sun- day. antl that dogs aro .is mueh oiitlllcd lo rei-l on tl.iy as human beings. Commander and Mrs Frederick de Latour Hooth-Tuckor of the Salvation Army re- turned from Europe1 yostciday. Ho said Ibov wors filled with enthusiasm for the work Col J .f Tnffoy of Jeisoy City recelvetl notu-o from the War Department that n Ooiign.-s.-i mill been awarded him for braiery at thu battle of Ch u- t.nui.jgn. By tho ties-cent of a safety gate a Hobokon Police van was caught on an Erie Rail- road track .is- .1 coa! train was backing down. The wagon was partly wrecked. Tho cstato lawyers aro not ready yt I to talk of what they Intend to do toward prost-LUt ng the persons alleged to beon conspiring with -Mrs. In her claim that she was Jay Gould's wife-. Contract.! for the .structural work which will be necjssary for the trolley cars In crossing the bridge were awarded yester- day. President Rossltor believes that tho trolleys will be running to and from this city by Jan 1. Dr Eugene A. Lucottl. a veterinary sur- geon, attempted suicide In a cell In the We-st Thirtieth Street Police Station by opt-ntng arteries In both arms and la ex- pected to die. He had been arrested for annoying his wife. Visiting merchants are still arriving In large numbers to enjoy the ad vantages of New fork's market. President Kin- Is making further ciforts to got reduced railroad rales Southern and Wt-tern merchants who to come in Septem- The Crime Committed as the Presi- dent Was Leaving the Cathedral, Where a Te Deum Had Been Assassin Caught. MONTEVIDEO, AUK. the na- tional fete which was held here to-day President J. Idlarte Bordn. was shot and killed by an assassin. The assassination of the President oc- curred Just as he was leaving the cathedral, whore a Te Deum had been sung. The assassin Is a youth named Arredon- do. Ho wus .irrjdtecl. President Uortla tiled almost Immediately after he was shot. Senor Cuestas. President of the Senate, has assumed the Presidency of the repub- lic ad Interim. Soitor J. Idlarte Borda was elected Presi- dent of Uruguay for the term extending from March, 1HM, to JMW. The Kte at vhkh ho nas assassinated was being held In celebration of I he Independence of Uru- Kiiay, which was proclaimed on Aug. 25. President Borda was about fifty years of ajjo. He was a married man and had u. family and also a brother, who Is an ofllcer in the Uruguayan army. Prior to his elec- tion he had not been prominently with public life, nor had he held many Im- portant offices. At Ihe time of Sefior Borda's election he belonged to the ofllclal party, and was elected by a very narrow majority. The people. It was said, were sadly disappointed at Ihe result, but order and quiet was maintained. The leading papers of Uruguay deplored tho election of Sefior Borda and declared that It marked a reaction In the country's progress. Later President Dorda Issued a proclama- tion to the effect that his administration would conduct the business of the State In tho Interest of the whole nation and that ho would Invite tho assistance of all political parties tc that end. This procla- mation made a very favorable impression. An .ittempt to omasslnato the President was made on April lil. when accompanied by his aide. Lieut. Col. Turrene, lie had been horseback riding. Just as he dismounted in front of the Government palace, a youth approached him anil drew a pistol. Before the trigger could be pulled Lieut. Col. Tur- rene struck up the arm of the would-be as- si-issln and the ball passed over the Presi- dent's head. Another attempt was made to assasRlnnie him on May 110, when he received a bomb sent to him from La Plata, Argentina. It was In a box and so arranged that It would explode when the box, was opened. For- tunately suspicion was and the box was turned over to the police and de- stroyed. WASHINGTON. Aug. assassina- tion of President Idlaito Borda of Uruguay was not altogether a surpilse lo officials here who have watched the recent out- breaks In Uruguay. This was the third attempt on the President's life, the first being made by a crazy student named Uc- vccca. After u fa'k-d. the United States Minister made a pcrnonal on President Uonla to convoy the congratulations ol President McKlnley on Ihe former's escape. Tho last mull advices received showed that the revolution had broken out afresh. Tin peace delegates from the Insurgents having given up the hope of securing peace withdrawn to the Argentine Republic. Ihe last Issue of The Montevideo Times received IITO states that the President re- mained away from the State House, m evi- dent fear of his life. At tho same time a Colorado or Junta of those seeking to overthrow the Government had established active operations at tho capital The as- sassination of tho President doubtless will bring tho country to a revolutionary crisis, which has been long Impending The rcvo- thiib far had been confined to tho country dlstilcts. whjrc several extensive engagements had been fought, the Govern- ment forces securing the advantage. There Is no Uruguayan representative In Washington. GIRL REPORTED KIDNAPPED. The Police Said to be Looking for a Gyp By and u lnK Child. Capt. Schmlttbergcr of tho West Forty- seventh Street Station wns looking last night for a gypsy and a stolen child. A little was reported missing from his precinct, and he was told that she had been kidnapped by a gypsy. Tho Captain would not give any Informa- tion about tho case, or say whether he had found a clue. CONWAY KIDNAPPING CASE.- Albert Wnrner Given the Detectlven the Slip In Informntton from Albiiny. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25.-AIbcrt War- ner, the New York lawyer who la wanted at Albany for complicity In the kidnapping of Httlo Johnny Convvay, was In Philadel- phia last night, but he gave the detective department the slip and has not yot been apprehended. Chief of Detectives Miller said this morn- Ing that he received a telegram last nlgat from Mayoi Ttiacher ot Albany saying that Warner hud been stopping at a board- Ing house on North Thirteenth Street He was not there when the detectives called Later In the day Chief Miller held the be- lief tha. Warner had escaped from the city. The Chief is considerably vexed that the Albany solice authorities did not commu- nicate with him sooner. The first Intimation that Warner was supposed by the Albany Police Department to be In Philadelphia was given to the Chief late lust night by a newspaper man, who had received a query from Albany. The at once communicated by telephone with the Albany Chief of Police, and the latter admitted that It was, nn oversight that the authorities of Philadelphia had not been earlier Informed. BAR ASSOCIATION MEETS President Woolworth of Omaha Addresses the Members Gathered in Cleveland. A SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION WARNER'S SAFE OPENED HERE. tn.vyer Indicted by the Grand Jnry on a. Charge ot Extortion. Central Otllce detectives yesterday had the safe of Albert S. Warner, tho lawyer for whom they are looking In the Conwuy kld- case, opened by me company that made the safe and sold It to Warner. He had paid only on account, and so the company reclaimed It from Warner's former ofllce. at Broadway. The safe was openetl at 72 Duane Street. Warner had not taken the trouble to alter the combination after getting it and only a minute was required to get at the contents. Besides the papers In n number of law eases there were several packages of letters and photographs of women. All tho contents were carried to Poilcp Headquarters and Capt O'Brien took charge of them. Warner was Indicted by the Grand Jury yesterday on the charge of extortion, the complainant being Bernard F. Meyers, a clothlnE manufacturer of West Third Street. Meyers is said to have engaged In a street-car flirtation about four weeks ago with Alice Sherman, who was known ns Warner's wife. Warner visited him In a few days, and, according to Meyers's story, agreed for to stop proceedings against him for alienating his. wife's affections. A check for was given him by Meyers, but payment was si ppod. Warner wns arrested at the time, and got out on ball. The Political Evils of the Day De- picted and a Remedy Suggested in Education Other Addresses and an Outing. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. The Amor- lean Bar Association was called to order at Association Hall this morning with nearly delegates in attendance. President J. M. Woolworth of Omaha delivered an adj dress. In which he congratulated the asso- ciation on celebrating the twentieth year or Its organization, and told how the asso- ciation had grown so that Its influence la now strong In movements In behalf of legal education, uniformity of laws, expansion of Federal Judiciary, the enlargements of the sphere of International law, and other efforts to Increase the usefulness and dig- nity of the profession and assist the admin- istration of justice. President Woolworth paid a tribute to the late John Randolf Tucker, who was Presi- dent of the association In and who died since the last mooting. .Referring to Thomas M. Ccoley, who was Prebldent in IH'.l.'t-l, President Woolworth suggested that some expression should be made of the respect In which he Is held by the mem- bers of tho association. Recently Enacted. BRITISH LOSING IN INDIA Late Dispatches Say the Situation on the Afghan Frontier Is Growing Worse, ENEMY HOLDING KHYBER PASS LOST WITH TWENTY-ONE LIVES. BO R DA'S HO XESTV DOUBTED. Illn Death RpKnrilod crisis has- been most alarming, anel Ihe pop- ular Instincts, emotions, passions, and Intel- ligence have been aroused and carrleel to a groat height of agitation, the stroF.s and strain and hazard have passed, leaving fl. renewed vigor and a replenished and some- times regenerate spirit. Our various ex- perlencta have Issued so happily, that there has come to bo among the people a con- sciousness of destiny, and a bollof In a Providence which has u.s In a gracious safe keeping. Accordingly, when at tho period wo huve reached, wo lake a. look back over tho course traveled since the days of the founders of the Republic, these crises and their issues these- agitations, disturbances and troubles, allllctions and agonies of conflict lose somowbat of their several consequence and moment, and -fall Into the order of a consistent development. AVcnltli and Poverty, Against Institutions Justified by tho self- evident truths of the Declaration and a so- cial order whose development has proceed- ed on thorn, other forces arc being act in array. 'Those who have given energy and direction to these alien and hostile forces and seek to drive them further and further, think they discover In modern Industrial society and In the elevelopment antl opera- tion of Us fundamental principle evils that greatly transcend all that man has achieved. To them the rivalries and competitions of life are virulent stimulants; they make the strong drunk with pitiless desire, and snatch from the unfortunate, however worthy, Iho rewards of Ihelr agony of toll. 11 cannot be denied that In the end Iho equalities of rights and opportunity work out In some Instances the1 widest InequalL ties and tho rankest Injustice, nnd tlujl good men nre sick at the sight of them. Great accumulations of wealth In the hands of some, and equal accumulations of want, Ignorance, brutality, and memal and moral elegradation upon the hoads of others go hantl In hand. Ono seems lo correspond with tlie other. In a measure they arc re- lated Some assume that one Is tlv cause of the other; they hay that there is a law which rlvols the laborer to capital moro firmly than the wedges of Vulcan did Pro- metheus to the rock.' This exaggerates tho relations of one to the other. One is cer- tainly not the only cause of the other. But II cannot bo denied that great accumula- tions of wenlth In the hands of a few go along with the process by which the poor aro crowded down In deeper depths of pov- erty, anel, more and moro the multitude on tho brink is precipitated Into the abyss of hopeless misery wbllo their places aro In turn filled by the Industrious, who beg for work, and not for bread." Heport that Waziris Expected to Sack Banu During the Ameer Holds a Convention of Chiefs and Pledges Him- self to England. BOMBAY. Aug. 25. (11 P. M )-The latest dispatches received from tho front Indicate that the situation on the frontier is getting worse. It Is evident that the Indln-i Gov- ernment must face a grave crisis. Involving heavy expenditure and probably great" loss of life. The Government Is confronted with tho following state of affairs: Khj her Pass has fallen Into Iho hands of Iho Afrldls, the posts In Kurram Valley are threatened by the powerful tribe of the Orakzals, the Mohmand tribesmen are meditating a re- newal of hoptilillcs around Fort Shabkadr, while thousands of troops ate engaged in crushing the revolt In the Swat Valley, and two large brigades are holding the Tochl Valley, whore the Mahsud-Mazlris are again restless. The authorities nre convinced that Fort All-Musjid coultl only have fallen after des- perate fighting, as the native garrison of Khyber Rifles, grand fighters, was made up of mon rendered valuable assistance In the Black Mountain expedition of 1H.HN The fall of tho lort is a very serious blow, for It Isolates Fort Lundl-Kotal, which la at tho extreme end of Khyber gar- riponeel by Khyber Rifles, and necessi- tates tho prompt reconquest of the pass. This Is certain to prove a most formida- ble task, of which the British troops had a foretastes on Monday, when a body of artillery, cavalry, and Infantry left Fort Bara, south of Peshawur, In order to re- pel the Afrldis, who were then advancing down the Bazal Valley. The troops returned early yesterday morning and reported that many of the men had dropped out from want of water, none being procurable along the route; while the Afrldls, although shelled by tho British, maintained their po- sition on the heights, threUenlng tho loyal village of K.i lam and the British position, Fort Jamrud, at tho mouth of the pass. Fort Jami ud IH held by a. strong forco of British and native troops, and Iho British front extends about thirly-llve miles from Shabkadr along the north side of the Cu- bul Hiver and southward til Peshawur, where the troops are massing1 as the bast of a demonstration aga'nst tj-e Orakzala, who occupy the region south of tho Afrl- dls, but liavo not yot assumed the belllger- fiu proportions of their northern neighbors. Theio Is an uprising, liowovor, of small parties, which Is proving Iroublosome near Kohat, .and it is expected that both tribes will try to close tho Kohat Pass. Num- bers of tribesmen are moving up toward Khyber from Kohat antl that district, mak- ing the yult taiift the pretext for hoatlli- tlOP. The wildest oxcltcnvnt prevails among the Hindu traders at lianu, Oil the KUTrranr River. It la rumoied that Wazlrls In- tend to swoop down there lo-nlglit. tack the town, and massacre tho Inhabitants. The Mullah and his emissaries, especially those from the- Afghan Governor of Kl'ost. an; actively Stirling up tlio Wazlrls, who arc also affected by tho disloyal attitude of tho Kurrum tribes and emboldened by the knowledge the garrison at Banu Is very weak. Thoro Is ono ground for satisfaction in tho fact that except In a few Instances tho Afrltll levies remain loyal In ihe face of to join their kinsmen, as was conspicuously the case at Fort Maude. Somewhat more hopeful Intelligence comrs from the Swat Valley, whore tho Bonerwals have opened up pence negotiations. The au- thorities expect Hint this will havr n, wide- spread intluonco. especially If It Is followed by submission It appears that tho Roner- wals have suffered far heavier lossos during the recent lighting than HAS been supposed. Tho British ARCIU at Cabul. capital of Afghanistan, reports that tho Ameer held a durbar (convention of chiefs) on Aug. 17 and road the protest of Lord Elgin, tho In- dian Viceroy, against the complicity of Af- ghan subjects In the outbreaks of tho In- ellan tribes on tho frontier, and then read nisi own reply to It, following this with a solemn drclarotlon. attested by an oalbi that lie would always maintain friendly re- lations with tho British Government. Steamer C'liennH-liy-KtoiiK l-'oumlrrn 111 the Knntern Sriin. LONDON, Aug. special dispatch from Shanghai says that the steamer Cheang-hy-Hlcng, C.ipl. Scott, bound from Pcnang, or Areca Island, in the Strait of Malacca, off the west coast of the- Malay Peninsula, for Japan, foundered In a phoon. Of tho thlny-lwo members of tho Miip's company, twenty one were drownod. dipt. Scott. .IH the vessel Hank, committed cldo by shooting himself with a revolver. The cloven survivors experienced I In- most torrlbln suffering from exposure In open boats fcr five d.iys, undor "ho rays of a tropical and with no water. ARSON DUE TO HYPNOTISM. Rejoinder of a of UH- 1'oln lieaul ngaliiM PirKor nn 1 .isCotn- Ai.dnws ild rdav, '-hnr.gos mav lie Inoki d for Chl( f Conlint appenn d IH fore tin- hliortly af er 11 o'i loi U and mil his ipiili- cal.on, ns follows Mi Pn slilt rii and Con- tleimn. After (wind- servici- In tho di'iMitinent. dining whuh line 1 li ivu rlsi n fi urn the Imttoin to top of the lad- dir llirongh tin- gr-i-ii s, 1 f, c.l u my duty, In Jirlleo to -i If. to to bo placid on the n tired IKi Hi llicn I, IiJs apiillcaiiuii (o Ciriiml -mini P.irk'i, v iio P.I---I il It to tho Chief Ckrk Preside rt Moss :i-U. d I ho Chief 10 uj., a and Comitils-ionei Audit ws rk to ill the loll upon the" Chii fv :i] pliiat in. Tile vole was unanimous to pi.inl It :ncl Peter Conlin d to be Chli f of i'oln JOl I III BABYLON SEEKS A LEAN MAN. XATIVE LEVIES DESERTED. CANARY BIRD TBIES TO DIE. CHICAGO, Aug. canary bird which has thrlco attempted suicide Is own CM! by Miss L. E. Volk of Madison Avenue. Members of tho family are convinced that the creature really wants to end Its life because of old ago and Infirmities. Joey." as the bird Is known. Is nearly eighteen yearn old. Recently It lost tho sight of one eye, and the other Is almost useless. Tuesday the canary tried to hang1 Itaelf between tho bars of Its cage twice within an hour, and yesterday morning it again repeated Its suicidal efforts, but was prevented from ending Its life. Antitoxin In Pennsylvania. READING, Penn., Aug. A. B. Glonlnger of Lebanon hcs tried the anti- toxin of lockjaw upon u boy named Edrls of Hamlln, Lebanon County. The boy's foot was badly Injured some time ago In a machine. Dr. Gloninger sent to the Pasteur Institute, New York, for the antitoxin and Inoculated the sufferer. The boy Is Ilcmedy for Political The speaker quoted from Prof. Huxley, Henry George, and Karl Marx, and suggest- ed as a remedy the teaching ol political morality, educating citizens In their rights and duties by Improving anil defining tlie Jury system and making the service Inter- esting to jurors and Inducing all classes to participate In public affairs. President Woolworth Introduced Judge Samuel F. Hunt of Cincinnati, the repre- sentative of the State Bar Association. The salient feature of his address was that the legislative bodies are occupied rather with the refinements of civilization than with the fundamental questions of government. There) la need of the good nnd strong and stalwart in every part of the land to pre- serve- the established principles of our Na- tional life nnd to maintain unsullied our National honor. Tho people must look largely to the lawyers of America for the enthronement of the law. Virgil P. Kline wes expected to deliver the address of welcome on behalf of Cleve- land. but failed to appear, anel James H. Hoyt took his place. A'fter electing sixty-nine applicants to membership the association adjourned and spent the afternoon enjoying a lake excur- sion under the guidance of the local associ- ation. Officers for the association for the ensu- ing year will be nominated nnd elected on Friday morning. Among those whose names are mentioned for President are Judge Sam- uel F. Hunt of Cincinnati, Judge Robert S. Tavlor of Fort Wayne, Ind and Judge William Wlrt Howe of New Orleans. The report of the Committee on Juris- prudence and Law Reform and of the Committee on International Raw were pre- sonted nt the evening session of the asso- ciation. Rcnnon for IIic Evaonnilon of Fort All-ManJfd. SIMLA, Aug. is officially announced to-day that Fort All-Musjid. In the Khyber Pass, was evacuated after eleven of the garrison, composed of Khyber Rifles (na- tive levies) hud deserted. No news been received of the remalnedr of the gar- rison, and there Is no confirmation of the rooort that the Afrldls have massacred .'100 of this forco. AII-MusJId was afterward burned by the enemy. Fort Jebanjera. which has been occupied by the Afrldls, la only a tower and of not much importance. A force of -I.CHH) Afridis has advanced to Lukarai, twelve miles from Fort Bara, is southeast of Jamrud. Gen Elle-s attempt to cut off the retreat of the enemy. A CONSTABLE'S CONFIDENCE. OYSTER BAT. L. I., Aug. 23.-A rather complicated transaction Involving a hypo- thetical mortgage of and a hypothe- cated horse appraised at caused the ar- rest here yesterday of Raymond Rcmsen of this place. Rcmaen made an elaborate trade for hl3 liberty with Robert Mills of Northnort, who had sold him the horse on the supposed se- curity of the mortgage. The terms Included the payment of costs and the painting of a buggy for Mills free of charge. Remsen was taken by a constable to Centreflort to see a friend named White, who was to fur- nish the costs. While the constable waited Rnmsen went Into White's house. In half an hour a woman strolled to the door, and after some general conversation, Inquired casually If the constable was wait- Ing for anybody. Being told that he had a rather particular engagement with Mr. Remsen, she said that she had seen that citizen going through the woods In the rear about twenty minutes before. Tho constable Is short the body of one prisoner, and Mr. Mllls's buggy will prob- ably remain unpalnted if Remsen IB the only dependence tor tho performance of the job. AMEER'S CONDUCT REASSURING. The Khyber Hereafter Will He Kept Open by EnRllnh Troops. LONDON, Aug. Important news that the Ameer has sworn fidelity to Great Britain und read the dispatches which have passed between Cabul and Simla at an open public durbar has a reassuring effect both In India and here as tending to remove any doubt as to his loyalty. Inquiries at the India Office late last night (Wednesday) elicited the Information that the question of sending troops from England remains open, ns It la believed that tho forces nlreaely on the frontier will prove sufficient to conduct the operations Advices from Simla show that a further concentration of movements haa been ele- clded upon. The troops are being brought down from the hill cantonments and sta- tioned at points along the railways The Standard this morning takes tho Government to task for having left Khvbor Pass without British troop.s. ft Tho whole scheme of protecting the pass has collapsed like a house of cards AB I he pass has been kept open, -however for Hlx- teen years by local rifles, it Is rathnr late to complain of the system. The Afrldln must now be called to account for cloning It No doubt the subsidy hitherto paid them will be stopped, after a severe punlahment hns bcon administered, und the border land nnd the pass will be absorbed and pui- rlsoned by regulars. The Afridi country Is becoming practically British territory." GUNBOATS GO UP THE NILE. A Danh for lierber May lie Made by the AnKlo-Esyptlan Troopn. CAIRO, Aug. Is reported hero that four gunboals belonging to the Anglo- Egyptian for tho reconquest of the Soudan, have a ready passed the Fourth Cataract of the Nile, beyond Merawl and that the passage was cfteoted much 'more easily than had been expected. One of them has reached Abu Hamed, now the extremo southern point of the British advance It-Is thought quite possible lhat a'dash will be made for Berber, beyond the Fifth Cataract, shortly. Jlockwood'a Photographs of Children beat the world; per dozen. Droadway.-jk.dv. BABYLON, L. I, Aug. 'J.V-Tlu1 anclonl solitary reign of Fatty the police force of tills village lias boon di-iturbt-d The village- authorities. In tlio --i-Iectlon of u forte, followed the principle of Julius Caesar, who wanted about him men thai were fat; men. who sloop o' nighls, and Mr. Wicks'M was ono continued picnic. As a policeman ho pu- trolled placidly aiitl at iiindom; us rounds- man he always found and reported himself on post and atle'iillvo to duty, .is clili-f ho could cordially compliment hlnr-olf for lanco. line appearance', and dovotlon to dut> POT.O.O of mind .-Jiitl qulotudo in- creased the girth of Police Forco until tils uniloims cost him Id- grow out ol iliem faster than a boy, and MH demands for elotli ho- camu steadily greater. Worse yot, wlu-n the President rotoiitly eie-tfrnilriO'l that Hie sidewalks must be kept ck-ai of drunken nn-n and bicycle1'. It found the police force was Ini'tlequair. ho pursues! a scoivhor forty feet or so, and then sat on tho curbing to rest, tho er would decline to wnlt for the return oT his breath. The men with tho Iniivltsi loads of liter could ovndo him. for plung- ing after their eccenlrlc convolutions of gait would emlckly exhaust him. and It was found that when tho chase uoiit about Buildcnly, would lefuvo to answer his helm, and would he pounding, making honvy wbl.o the tulprlt shccre-d off, to tlie unseemly merriment of the populace. Tlio police force has glvon tlio best Imi- tation he could of a man running, but lias caught nobody antl morcly l.irdod tJu- lean earth to no effect. Babylon li now at i-k- ing a loan, long man who 0.111 sprint. Too much prospciity hns been the ruin of Fal- ty Wicks. TITO Women nnil a Wlioelburrow. HICKSVILL13. L I.. Aug. fair and festival of St. Ignntlus's Roman Cath- olic Church hero was conjludod with tho rolling of Mrs. Il-nry Stalz In a wheel- barrow around tho grou.ul.s by .Mis.s Agnos McGunnlglc. Tho whcolbirrow was one of tho prizes voted for during the fair and Mrs. Slulr. antl .Miss McGmmlgle wl-o'worc Ihe leading candidates, had agrood that nf KI ml 1 y d.ij, Inn nildnlght. sou to tlu unrK ,if olllco. and how mi 1 i .1 Miiiin of i in, on hi pt out bii-ii most muni In tin- piM. I trust tin y will illinium- j ,v J011 rv rv sue 01 ss ID in, Col Smith -.ild nnthirr. but with Mr. I'milm. is ih Slo'll ls_ In foil- hi It tlio Hinhi i Tin- boa id was about to adjoin n wlthnit fuithir ai tlon. wliin oinmis.Kiiu r ivikir find. "One iiiomi nt 1'ndi i- tin- It pi-.ns to iin- tliut tlio On f lining n u- lit i n n tin d, wo M in- hods Tor Acllng e'lili f until i u, e' is 111 ide in, rs .Mo's .nil Ainliows t tho that (lie lav. It mai: !al> thai the Dipiitj rim f 'hi- plaio of tin hiof i mil .1 now Cliii f ,s imidi- -Mr. P.ukor i nv lo ail n, 01 v ,iT the I'lin f, re is in tin i i-, of a a .111 i ihiro ,i dlfforoiil pioNNIon oiiiiioui i Iho r lo III] !iv appointment Iroin Chli f. In JM and Capt iltis Tin- I iw u is n n'-i .Mt-si.s. Mos- and Amines i h ,r and di elile.l tin- lui.iril hid powi, make a fhlef uUhoul li.iMi.g 111 u n s j. c-lvll .sen It e I Mr Paikir dlil not agKi1 with tills MOW. He 'aid not onlj tin1 at t n-elf. but Hi" Constitution. Aitlolo Y Sitilou il, l thai nil piiiniiitlons in thi- s( v i, nf tho .Slato and all divisions Hut, >i fliidiiii; tillis .Mid si., ii, to merit anil lit in 10 hi talni-d ns fn a.s pr.n IK abli hv i n i- tlons, which, :ib tai is pr.iclicahle Mioal 1 bo t ompi lllivo Pn sldi nt Moss said that in that did not want to not liastllv, and Mijjni t' d .1, whKli WIIH taken The local fnrtcasl nay be found at Ote lop of page (o the right of the ItUt The slorm to tho north of Monlani lias Increased In Intenslly, a pressure of :w Incnes be-lng reported from Qu'Appello. and a west wind of thirty-eight miles an hour from Swift Current. Northwest win-Id In Iho rear of Ihla storm have caused u groat fall In temperature, 40 dcgrci-H being 10- portcd from Swift Current, and .Hi degrees from Havre. The temperuluro lias faJi.ii in Jlio middle and northern plute.m r, yloiiM, baa rlucn In Nt w England, und Ins re- mained stationary elsewhere. Fair weullier may be expocltd In all dis- tricts, e.'xcept IncroasliiK t'oudlnoss und showers In the Upper uml Mid- dle and Upper Missouri The record of temponilurc for tho four hours ended nt midnight, tukon from THE NEW YORK TIMLM'H tin rnmniL'tor und from tho thermometer of the.- Hu- rcau. In us follows: Hurt 1MI7. 3 A. (is V A. M...........01 (IS A. TO 72 12 77 -J P. M...........75 74 77 (I P. M............74 71 77 P. M............72 71 7.-, 12 P. M............OT 71 7J THE TIMBS'S thermometer Is (1 feel above tho street level; that of tin- Woatlier Bu- reau Is frel above- tlio Average temperatures ycstorJay were as follows: Printing House Bqunre..................73U Weather Bureau .......................70 Corresponding date 1KH5.................70 Corresponding date for last HO years....70 for the 1 n.-niu-> Moaiiwhllo word bad lint Doputy Chief CortriKht li in ide Chief, und was .irnptid as Iho f ic-t Iho surprise mound nli r-. wa: tlnnloio very gre'at whin it 1, ai it-d that upon tho of tin- bo .Mr Amln s hail offereil tlio lolloping Itsohltliin, and the board h nl p.i'-sed i: 'Mint, iindi i tin nf Section J of Chapter of tin- laws ,ii At MUST In.spi i-lot John laKli bo. ami h n asini for unst it Mi I'alkir then ofloieil a n solution (hit II is Iho of thi lio.ird that tho Isilni; V.II.IPC.V In Iho nl'lto tif Cli'i f of Po- lice no llllod as .soon as jir.u ll Intlmnllon of Chief Conlln'fi Int.irlon to retire, ind !-uld he illd not know vvln-tlnr the at tlon of I ID bonrd li id mnde Cul Chli f or n a. Col Smith ho lullovid tho ajipolntmi nt of Cup! McCulIngh wns lor the bibt Inttr- eats of tlio forco. Mr AiKirows cntd the board meant no ic- flKtfon on Uoputv Chief CortriKht. position romalns unchanued. 1 expert Chief said he. "to mnmu tho affairs of his oillce quietly, earnestly. and efficiently. There will be a great NFWSPAPFR! ;