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   New York Times, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1901, New York, New York                             "All the News That's Fit to THE WEATHER. Fair; fresh westerly winds, shifting to southerly. COPYRIGHT, 1001. BY THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY. VOL. L...NO. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 5, PAGES. In Greater Se-w Torte, UJJJJN JL City, and Newark. J TWO CENTS APREW CARNEGIE OH GREAT BRITAIN'S FUTURE Says European Powers Will Com- bine to "Smash Up" the Empire. America Will Step In to Prevent It British Cannot Compete with America in Trade. LONDON, June Mark my said Mr. Andrew Carnegie to-night. the time is coming when the Continental pow- ers will combine to smash up this little island of Great Britain. When that hap- pens, she will have to turn to the United States for help. I feel certain it will not- .be refused. The United States will step in and say Don't They will act just as Great Britain did in the Spanish-American war. What she did then was great, and it is not half realized yet." When Mr. Carnegie gave utterance to these sentiments, he was in the Langham Hotel. London, where-he had arrived from Scotland for the Chamber of Commerce gatherings. Until to-night he had stead- fastly refused to be interviewed. Resum- ing the topic of Anglo-American relations, Mr. Carnegie said: I believe in the community of the Eng- lish-speaking races, by which I mean that the Americans and the British are now j closer than ever before. Could you get a better instance than the visit of the dele- gates of the New York Chamber of Com- merce to Windsor last Saturday 'i I sug- gested it. ami King Edward took up the idea thoroughly. It was a fitting com- mencement of the new reign. I know how deeply interested King Ed- ward is in the United States. I have known this since the time, years ago, when I drove him on a locomotive in the United States, which, by the way, he did not for- get when we met under different cqndi- The idea that the visit of our delegates to Windsor can be in any way construed as King Edward's recognition of American commercial superiority is all nonsense. The King is full of tact and of friendship for cur country." Do you think." Mr. Carnegie was asked, that British enterprise can be sufficient- ly stimulated to meet American competir t'ion Oh. they tan't compete with us. re- plied Mr. Carnegie, with a smile. Would you advise the British people to) place their faith in combinations asked: the interviewer. I m out of responded Mr. Carnegie. and I know nothing about com- binations." When questioned regarding his recent gift to the universities oC Scotland, he said: "Everything will be settled shortly in.a way satisfactory to both sides. The high Scotch officials and myself are still having conferences to arrange matters." When asked if he contemplated further gifts, he replied in the negative, adding: 1 have quite enough on my hands for the present. When this matter has been settled there will be time enough to think of something else." Mr. Carnegie looks well ana is greatly pleased at the reception given to the dele- gates of the New Tork Chamber of Com- merce. creased the Republican hopes. Dates for conventions were fixed as follows: State Convention, Baltimore, Aug. 6. Ju- dicial Convention First District, Ocean City, July Judicial Convention Fifth District, Westminster, Aug. 27. State Tax Commissioner Robert P. Gra- ham of Wicomico County will likely be nominated for Judge in the First District and Judge Reifsnider will be renominated in the Fifth District. Should the Repub- licans secure control of the next Legislature Phillips Lee Goidsborough will be the lead- ing candidate for Senator to succeed Well- ington. The bitter opposition again developing in the Democratic Party against Gorman probably will prevent the State Convention from formally declaring him the party's unanimous choice for Senator, and may force him out of the running. The inde- pendent Democrats are. again declaring their intention to stand with the Republic- ans in the fight against Gormanlsm. MRS. McKINLEY'S CONDITION IS ADMITTEDLY GRAVE. BRITISH GIVE UP A TOWN NEW YORK DELEGATES HONORED. LONDON, June reception tendered to-night by Mr. Choate to the delegates of tlje New York Chamber of Commerce drew a crowd of celebrities to Carlton House Terrace. Leaders of the bar, finance, diplomacy, and politics attended to do honor to the Americans. Lord Lans- downe, the Foreign Secretary, as the. chief representative of the British Government; J. Pierpont Morgan. Andrew Carnegie, and Maltre Labori, the distinguished French advocate, were centres ot admiring groups throughout the evening. In the Court Circular's announcement of His Majesty's reception of the American delegates at Windsor, a graceful departure from custom is noticeable in the omission cf the usual intimation that an honor was conferred upon the visitors by the royal reception. Commenting upon this omission. The Daily Chronicle says: We are quite sure the Americans felt that an honor was done them, and that they appreciated it all the more for not being officially informed of the fact." NEW HOME FOR MR. CARNEGIE. YONKERS. N. Y., June Car- negie may become a resident of Westches- ter County. Quietly, without any flourish of trumpets, he purchased a tract of land near Chauncy. and is now having erected there a. castellated building which, it is said, he will make his permanent country home. Mr. Carnegie is a member of the St. An- drew's Golf Club, the grounds of which are located near Chauncy. and last Fall, while plaving over the course. Mr. Carnegie .re- marked upon the beauty of the scenery. He said nothing, however, of any plan to be- come a resident of the neighborhood. Some weeks ago a handsome residence was begun not far from the links, and there was considerable mystery as to who was the builder, until it became known to-day that it was Mr. Carnegie. The building without any decoration, it is ?akl. will cost The location commands a view over a wide extent of terrUory, and is one of the most beautiful in chester County. Dr. Rixey Says She Is Not Losing Ground, but Gloomy Reports Come from the White House. WASHINGTON, .June Dr. Rixey was at the White House for an hour and a half this evening and on leaving at half past 10 o'clock said in answer to inquiries con- cerning Mrs. McKinley's condition: "There has been no important change in Mrs. McKinley's condition since we gave out our bulletin this morning. She is rest- ing very comfortably. Qf course there are fluctuations in her condition; at times she is better and at. times worse, but she is certainly not losing any ground. In fact i she is possibly gaining very slowly. There is; no more immediate danger now than there has been for some time. No one was admitted at the White House after 0 o'clock, an hour earlier than the usual time for closing the doors to personal friends. One of the President's visitors to- night said that it was conceded that Mrs. McKinley was in a very grave condition. There was hope of the outcome, he safl3, but it was a very slender hope. The morning bulletin referred to by Dr. Rixey was given out at o'clock after Drs. Johnston, and Rixey had been in consultation over an hour. It read: Mrs. McKinley's physicians report that she had a comfortable night and that her condition has not materially changed since yesterday." While Dr. Rixey was-slightly more hope- ful in his talk the patient's con- dition cannot be said to show any material It has been decided not to hold consultations more than once a day, unless a material change for the worse should oc- cur, and that the only bulletin to be .is- sued shall be one follo.wing the usual fore- noon consultation. Surgeon General Stern- berg called at the White House during the Among those who called to manifest their sympathy and make personal inquiries as to Mrs. McKinley's condition were-Count Cassini, the Russian Ambassador; Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Miss Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of Agriculture, and Miss Barber, Postmaster General and Mrs. Smith, Pay Director and Mrs. Rand of the. Navy. Miss Hitchcock, daughter of the Secretary of the Interior; Mrs. A. W. Grcely, A. B. White of Kansas City, and Mrs. J. Stanley Brown. BIG TOBACCO. COMBINATION. New Company May Take Over thft mon Stock of the American and Continental Concerns. It was common gossip in Wall Street yes- terday that another big combine is likely to be launched within a few days. As the re, ports had it, a new company will be formed to take over the common stock of the American Tobacco Company and the "Con- tinental Tobacco Company, which will be accomplished by the Issue of a 4 per cent, bond. According to one statement, the plan will be financed by Kuhn, Loeb Co. and the Morton Trust Company. A member of the former banking house, when asked about the new company, said at first that h could say nothing about it, and then that he could sa.y nothing yesterday. The terms of the deal are said to be that every 100 shares of the Continental Com- pany's common stock' will receive of the new bonds and for every 200 shares of the American stock S20.000 of the new bonds will be givan. This will be equiva- lent to 4 per cent, and 8 per cent, respec- tively in perpetuity on American and Con- tinental common. At the same time, it is stated positively that the preferred stocks of the two companies will not be disturbed. It is understood that there will be 000 shares of the new stock coming after the bonds and that this stock has been paid for at par, being in the'new com- pany's treasury for improvements, exten- sions, etc. The bonds, it is said, will be fifty-year gold bonds and will be a charge or. the company. The incorporation papers are expected to be filed this week. It is thought that the revenues will show a large increase by the removal of the revenue tax Ysysaid that W. C. Whitney postponed hi.s trip abroad in order to carry the deal through. ___ STAMFORD COMPANY SUED. MARYLAND REPUBLICANS. Confident of Winning the State Cam- for Conventions Named. ypeciat to The Arfif York Times. BALTIMORE, Md.. June Repub- lican State Committee met to-day to make plans the State campaign. The vig- orous appeals made to the city and State Charles Republican organizations to get together Jamestown? m Cape Colony, Sur- rendered After a Fight. brought many members of both bodies to the meeting. The feeling that the Re- publicans were on the eve of a successful fight was most pronounced. There was not the slightest despondency over the passage cf the Gorman disfranchising election law. apd the experience which Baltimore has already had with it was. in the opinion of all, encouraging. The present state of chaos in the Democratic Party also in- INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Stocks generally strong. Financial Af- Pages 12, and 14. Wheat, No. 2 red, corn, No. 2 mixed, 50c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 33e; cotton, mid- dling. 8Vtc; iron, Northern, No. 1 foundry. butter. Western, creamery, 19c. Commercial World. Page 6. Page 0. Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buy- Page 8. Business Page 6. Court Page 10. Insurance Page 14. Legal Page 18. Losses by Page 3. Marine Intelligence and Foreign New Page 14. Page 4. Real Page 11. Page 9. United Page 2. Weather Page 3. Yesterday's Page 3. Golf! Golf! Golf! Golf! Poland Spring House. Poland Spring. Me. Now open. PolandWatsr Depot, 3 Park Place, N. T. City. __ _ _ Pennsylvania Railroad's Triple Terminals West 23d St., Desbrosses and Cortlandt eetB, accommodate travel to .and from ail Offlceri Charged with Operating: It for Their Pi-rsonnl Benefit, Jo The .Vrn.'- York Times. STAMFORD, Conn., June officer! of the Stamford Manufacturing Company have been sued for an accounting in the Superior Court. Stockholders allege tha the officers are running affairs purely for their benefit, and that the company has failed to pay dividends, while tha big sal. aries of the officers are paid promptly. The suit is brought by Samuel K. Satter lee of Now York, John H. Swartout, and j WU, lhe conipanyi which i 1 cfly one of the few concerns in this country eri gaged in .manufacturing licorice and dyes The local mills have been running nigh and day for years, and it was believed tha heavy profits were being piled up. WASHINGTON AFTER BUSINESS Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, D. C., June de termination to promote manufacturing in the District of Columbia, which has been expressed in public meetings of influentia persons, has taken a very practical shap in the Northeast Suburban Citizens' Asso Nation, which is resolved to offer induce ments to bring established manufacturer to its district. At a meeting of the associa tion on Monday evening a communication from Thomas F. Hanion was read, and ac companying it was a_ copy He Places French in Charge of Cape Colony of the Fight at Vlakfonteln. of contrac At Rr companving it was a copy or a contra by which Nicolas Auth agrees to convey strip of land 63 feet front by 250 feet dee for the use and .benefit of a company 1 Onsida, N. Y.. provided the company erect suitable buildings thereon and removes it plant to this city. The company is said to employ about 1.! hands, and strong efforts are being mad to have It locate In Washington in prefer ence to going further South. The distric of the city referred to already has in It th Government Printing Office and hundred of small houses such as well-paid oper atives are apt to seek for rental or pur chase. A fow more factories would no change the character of the section mate but would enhance property values Gulf! Golf! Uolf! Golf! Toland Spring House, Poland Spring, Me. No open. Poland Wat ;r Depot, 3 Park Place, N. T. City Mylea StuitOtah Ale. Imported for a bluff. M. S." for a trea _ ____.... NVASION ALARMS KITCHENER LONDON, June War Office last ight published the following dispatch from ord Kitchener, dated Pretoria June 4: Jamestown (Cape Colony) surrendered o Krltzinger's commando on the mornins f June 2, after four hours' fighting. The own guard aiid local volunteers were over- owered before our pursuing columns could ome up. "Our casualties were three killed-and wo wounded. The Boer loss is said to ave been greater. "The stores were looted, but the garrison pas released. Have placed Gen. French in charge of he operations in Cape Colony." The appointment of Gen. French, who ias been recruiting his health in Cape "own, to command the operations in Cape Colony, indicates that Lord Kitchener at- aches considerable Importance to the in- -asion. The recrudescence of serious fighting irings further demands for the sending out >f reinforcements. The surrender-of Jamestown Is regarded .s a disagreeable incident, because it has irovided Commandant Kritzinger with a resh supply of the sinews of war. Details received regarding the fighting at Vlakfonteln show that it was one of the most desperate engagements of the Gen. Dixon's column was traversing the district and establishing posts, when it was attacked by Boers under Commandant Kemp. The Boers were so close that fifty ritish fell at the first volley. The Yeomanry held the position, protect- ng the guns until tney were nearly deci- mated and then, finding it impossible to save the guns, the artillerymen shot the gun horses to prevent the Boers from mov- vg the guns. The column quickly recovered from the of the unexpected attack. The Der- byshires charged with bayonets, and, after short, desperate fight, drove off the :oers and recovered' the guns! The Derby- shires and Yeomanry both lost very heav- ly. It is asserted that, while the Boers had emporary possession of the guns, they shot wo artillery men in cold blood for refusing :o work them against their own comrades. Lord Kitchener, in a dispatch from Preto- ria, dated June 4, says: Dixon's report of the fighting at Vlak- onteln, forty miles from Johannesburg, May 28, Just received. On our side with 1 guns, were engaged. The orce was returning to camp at Vlakfon- ein whsn the enemy, under cover of a eld.t fire, rushed the rear guard, consist- rte of 2 guns of the Twenty-eighth Bat- ery and 330 men of the Derbyshires and Yeomanry. They temporarily captured the wo suns. When the remainder of the force came into action the Boers were driven off and the guns were recaptiired and the Boer position was occupied. Our casualties were 6 officers and 51 men killed, (5 officers and Ho men wounded, and 1 officer and 7 men missing. One offi- cer and 4 men have since died of wounds. Boers were killed on the ground. The further Boer casualties are not known. Reinforcements are being sent." Jamestown lies about fifteen miles north of Barberton in the Kaap gold fields. It ib thirty miles south of Allwal North, and about thirty-five miles from the border On May 28 it was reported that the dash of Kritzinger's invaders of Capt Colony :o the south had been checked at Vandoes- aerg by Gorringer's and other columns, anc swerved northward. On May 20 the Boers were massing under Kritzinger to the north of Bailey. BANKER ANDJ3ROKER ASSIGNS. hiladelphian Who Accepted Com- missions Fails for Special (o The New York Times. PHILADELPHIA, Penn., June iam H. Cole, Jr., banker and broker of this city, has made an assignment to his at- torney, B. F. Owens, for the benefit of his creditors. In the deed of assignment no preferred creditors are mentioned. The Ha bllities will, it is said, reach Mr Owens-says that-Cole assures him that his assets are equal to this amount. Cole, who is about thirty, began his busl ness two years ago In the Drexel Building from thence he moved to his present quar ters on Street, and later opened a branch office at 10 South Broad Street. Cole was reported to have made a fortune in the rise of Northern Pacific. Cole Is said to be in Atlantic City, where his father-in- law lives. The amounts he Invested for customers were in some instances remarkable for their small size. One man. It is said. In- vested as little as while numerous other investors risked sums below 550. At present Cole is under bail: awaiting trial 8n the charge of conspiracy with intent to defraud John W. Stoeger of Lebanon out of whtsh Stoeger alleges he gave Cole to invest for him. NEW POEM BY KIPLING. LONDON, June Times publishes a stirring poem by Rudyard Kipling, en- titled Bridge Guard in the Karroo." It describes the dreary monotony of troops guarding lines of communication. Fictur- ng the arrival of 'a train, the poet says: Quick ere the gift escapes us. Out of the darkness we. reach For a handful of week-old papers And a. mouthful of human speech. The concluding verse is as follows: More than a little lonely. Where the lessening tall-lights shine. No, not combatant only. Details guarding the line." RECEIVERS FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT_BUILDING CO. Appointment a Surprise to Brooklyn Concern's Officials. Officers of the Mutual Benefit Building Loan Company, in Brooklyn, were sur- prised yesterday afternoon when ex-State Senator H. J. Coggeshall of Waterville and "W, J. Youngs, who was Secretary to Vice President Roosevelt when the latter was Governor of New York, walked into the offices of the concern, at 213 Montague Street, and announced that they had been appointed temporary receivers for the com- pany. Their appointment was made by Supreme Court Justice Scripture, at Rome, N. Y., on Monday, on the application of the State Banking Department. The Mutual Benefit Building Loan Company was organized- in 1803. and has branches In'various parts of the State. The stockholders number about SSO. State Bank Examiner Blade has at various times of late made inquiry into the affairs of the company. As a result of reports made by him the State Banking Department on Saturday last applied to Justice Scripture for the appointment of temporary receivers) for the the ground that it was insolvent. Lawyer William. F. yokoff: counsel for the company, submitted testi- mony of expert accountants who had ex- amined the books of the company to prove FATAL JUMP FROM THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE Robert Gibbens Bidweli's Admira- tion Led to His Death. HE PREPARED FOR THE LEAP that It was in a solvent condition. The State Banking Department then changed its argument and renewed its ap- plication ..on the ground that the law per- mitted the State Superintendent of Bank- ing to apply for the appointment of a re- ceiver .for a building and loan company when in his belief such action would be to the best interests of the shareholders. Justice Scripture took the application un- der consideration, but the officials of the company say that they were confident he would deny it. Thomas Seward Is President, Joseph B. McQuillan Vice President, and Edward Hartung Manager of the company. Mr Hartung. when seen at his residence, Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, last night, said the appointment of the receivers was en- tirely unwarranted. The company, he said, had assets v'alued at and Its Ha-v bllities. money owing to. shareholders, were only In the company became involved In iitigatloniwlth one of its shareholders over the foreclosure of a mortgage. The share- holder contested the foreclosure on the ground of usury, saying that the company exacted from him in addition to dues, in- terest on the loan, and a'premlum. Supreme Court Justice Marean decided against the company, Appellate Division over- ruled this decision. The case was carried to the Court of Appeals, and is not yet settled. As a result of this litigation it Is claimed the business of the company fell off from in to last year, THE Record of. Nicaragua's Consent to the Convention of 1850 Discovered In Managua, MA.NAGUA, Nicaragua. May rec- ord of the assent of Nicaragua's Congress In 1838 the Clayton-Bulwer treaty of 1800 has been discovered in the archives of the Palacio Naclonal, at Managua. Sen- ator Morgan of Alabama, in his speech in the United States Senate. March 0 and 7, 1001, said the Clayton-Bulwer treaty  ou again. Please burn my letters al'ter you' read them. It Is best that you should do so. Write tu me every day. Vour loving Ali 1 b. In the dead man's .pocket, also, was postal card addressed to him ut oOO Co- lumbus Avenue. In this he was. requested to call on Mrs, William Mlchelena, 20M Bed- ford Park. New York. There were several cards of the Colonial Hotel, One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street and Eighth Avenue, on the back of one of which was written- "Robert Gibbens Bldwell, Author of the Reign of Oregon Avenue. N. W.. Washington, DC., and 14T> East Adams Street. Jacksonville, Fla. June 4th, 1001. Veni, vidi, vici.' BIDWEI.L'S PROPOSED LECTURES. The clipping from The Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union referred to a course of lect- ures on the following subjects: 11 Electricity and "One and the Same Infinite The. Com- ing Wars In Europe and Washing- ton, D. C-, and Our Con- gress and the Constitution "A Man of j. Love and Its Proofs of Immortality.' William Turner of '223 West JDne Hun- dred and Twelfth Street was not at home last night, and his mother said that he had ffone down town to identify and claim .the body of She said that Bldwel came from a good Southern family and she believed, was related to Collector of the Port Bidwell. He came to this city on i short visit on Wednesday, the trip being purely for pleasure. He. was a marriet man, she said, and his wife is now in Wash ington but did not accompany- him on his trip, as her mother Is very ill. Bidwell staid at the Colonial Hotel, bu took dinner with the Turners last Sunday and had promised to see them again to-day, when he expected some letters. He ap- Beared. that time to be in perfect health and the best spirts, and the only reason Mrs. Turner could give tor his jump from the bridge was that he must have been de- mented. She believed that he had written a book, but what it was about she did not know, but she knew that he was in. the zinc business, and was employed by a corn- Mrs. Turner recalled that Bldwell ex- pressed a remarkable Interest in the Brooklyn Bridge while he was at dinner Sunday, and more than once brought the subject up while the meal was In progress, and afterward saying that it was the most beautiful structure in. the world, and that he had visited it several times since his arrival In order to admire it. He was In comfortable, circumstances, Mrs. Turner and financial troubles could have played ho part in his act. At the Colonial Hotel all knowledge of Bldwell was denied. Ransom R. Champlin, jvho conducts an art establishment at 506 Columbus Avenue, was seen at his resldencei 144 West Nine- teenth Street, last night regard to Mr. Bldwell. It is absolutely impossible for me to account for Mr, BldweU's untimely he said. "He was an old schoolmate of mine In Jacksonville, and was on a visit to New York for a few days. He was in my store this morning about 10 o'clock, and certainly appeared to1 be perfectly ra- i 'onal then. He was In the best of humor, and laughed and chatted In a way to leave the Impression that had not a care In the world. Since the sad occurrence of this evening I remember that on Sunday when he dined at my hbuse he asked me several questions about persojis .who had jumped from the iridge. One question waa when the last man had jumped and whether or not he lad been killed. I told him that a did not enow whether he had been killed or not, lut imagined that he had been picked up ither dead, or nearly so. He also asked me how high the bridge was. I am tinder the impression that he did he act more for the notoriety it would five him than for anything else. I cannot believe that his intent was suicidal. He was a very intellectual man, and was quite iterary. He recently wrote a book entitled he Reign of and only yesterday Tioniing asked me to accompany him to 'he Journal office to see Mr. Hearst in re- gard to some work he wished to do. Mr. Bldwell was the son of well-to-do >arents, his father prior to his death, a ew years ago, having been a well-known >range grower in Florida. He was in good hape financially, and his family being peo- ple of means, disproves any pecuniary ex- :use that may be advanced as a cause of ils death. He was a married man. His mother lives in Washington with a married daughter. They have been telegraphed for, and will reach the city in the morning. "Mr. Bidwell was about thirty-two years >f age, a fine-looking fellow, and of the ileasantest temperament Imaginable." BRIDGE JUMPER'S FANCIES. He Believed He Could Do Strange and Dangerous Acts Without Peril to Himself. Special lo The New York Tints. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June G. Bidwell, who jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge to-day, -was the eon of the late A. I. Bldwell, who, in his day, was a leading nurseryman of this State, and lived at Arlington, across the St. John's River from this city. Fifteen years ago he moved to Orlando, where he had a beautiful orange and fruit farm, and where in a few years he died. R. G. Bidwell married a daughter of Mr. Dewar, a retired physician of Orlando, and she and one child survive. They are now lere, at East Adams Street, but came lere very recently. Mrs. Bidwell was seen ay a reporter tojnight and told that her lusband had met with an accident In New York and was In a hospital. She said that she had recently received a letter from him from Washington, In which he said he was going to New York to see Mr. Hearst and seek work on The Journal. Asked if she knew of any reason why her husband might commit suicide, she said that she did not, but that he had fancied that he could handle dangerous things and do perilous feats without injury, and im- agined that he was gifted with unusual powers, and that she had feared that in at- tempting them he would be some time hurt. Early-In April Bidwell appeared here and placed an advertisement In The Times- Union and Citizen announcing that he would lecture In the House and per- form a variety of extraordinary deeds, among-them that he would handle 700 volts of electricity. When the night for the lec- ture came no audience arrived and no lec- ture was given. Bidwell has contributed articles to horticultural publications, and was considered a man of more than usual intelligence, but not well balanced. The Orlando orange grove was killed by the great frost of 1893. and It has been said that Bidweli's mental aberration was mani- fested after that time. After the disaster he left the State for several years. WHILE OH TBJSPH i Cup Defenders Mast Breaks and Carries Rigging Overboard. Accident Was a Bad One but; No One i Was with Colum> bia Will Be 'j Pleased. Spscial to The Weai York Bren ton's erio a serious NEWPORT, R. I., June Reef .Lightship, this afternoon accident happened to the cupj defender yacht Constitution. The boat was bound- ing along in a whole-sail breeze, with! Its three lower sails set, when, without warn- ing, the, starboard lower spreader, over the end of which ran two of the sthead BIDWELL'S MIND AFFECTED, His Mother and Sister Prostrated at News of His Death. WASHINGTON, June Bldwell, who lives was greatly shocked at the news of her son's death. It was said that while Robert Bldwell was never moody or despondent, T5r SBWe'tlme'he Itad been unfortunately affected, and at times was irresponsible. The opinion of his mother and sister is that he became temporarily unbalanced in mind when he committed the act which caused his death. While In Jacksonville Bidwell had written to his sister's husband here saying that he had received offers of several positions and expected to accept one of thejfl. WANTS CARELESS STREET CAR EMPLOYES PUNISHED. St. Louis Judge Tells Grand Jury to Investigate the Killing of Pedestrians. Special lo The Nm York Times. ST. LOUIS. June attention is called by Judge Horatio D. Wood in his instructions to the June Grand Jury to the reckless killing and maiming of human be- ings by careless and Incompetent street railway employes. Judge Wood says: I desire to direct the attention of the Grand Jury to the wholesale slaughter of citizens by the operation of street cars in this city. Between Nov. 22, 11100. and May 1001, thirty-seven1 persons have died in consequence of street car injuries, and. probably eight times that number .have been injured. No dqubt, in many cases the injuries resulted from the negligence the victims, but In most instances these woeful results have, been In consequence of the reckless manner anil rate of speed under which the cars are operated. "Manslaughter In the fourth degree, for the purposes of this charge, may be de- fined to be the killing of a human being bv the culpable negligence of another, and is punishable by imprisonment in the peni- tentiary for two years, or imprisonment in the citv 1ail for six .months, or by a fine of not less than or by both a fine of not less than and imprisonment in the city jail not less than three months. "A number of these cases will be brought to vour attention. In your investigation, If you find that the Mi-line Is In consequence of negligence Indicating a carelessness or recklessness incompatible with a due re- tard for human life on the part of those engaged in operating the cars, or who di- rect the operation of the cars under time tables which exact a rate of speed dan- gerous to those who use the streets and which Indicates culpable negligence, you will return indictments against all such persons for manslaughter In the fourth degree." -_______ shrouds, made of inch steel wire rope. lapsed or broke off at the mist. This brought the strain on the three 'remaining steel shrouds, which gave way, and almost at the same instant the big steel inastj be- gan to fajl over the port. It went over so gradually that all on deck saw itjcommk in time to get to windward, except Second Mate Nelson, who was caught in' some ging and, knocked overboard under the! bis mailsail. Fortunately, the crew sawihts predicament, and by quick work he kas hauled aboard. I The mast broke about three-fifths of j the' way above the deck, or a few feet below the lower spreaders. As it wenj: over! the topmast shrouds broke the woodpn spajr in two pieces short off at its foot where it enters the top of the mast and kgain Wei! up the pole toward the top. Part of the topmast was but some ten feet of It went drifting out to sea. As the mast cp.me down, shorn of its topmast, it -was seen that It would not strike the deck, ana as the boom sagged into the port j rail quite gently, the hull was not Injured in j the slightest degree. Both head of course, were swept into the water, but the Bow- sprit remained intact. Both jthe upper spreaders were broken short offj wher.j the mast went down, but the topmast shrouds, which lead over them, held well, and in do-? ing so smashed the big wooden pole wpiich they were intended to hold in place. Some of the shrouds when the iiipper hart of the mast was fairly down were caijried over the stump and remained there when the yacht was taken into the harbor. of the sails was torn, and all can be tiscd again. Fortunately three seamen had jjust come down from the masthead ajfter taking In the club topsail. NO EXCITEMENT ON BOARD. Every one on board took the ace dent very coolly. Mr. Duncan lightirig his jpipe within a minute or two after the mast; had collapsed. The crew at once set to unlacing the mainsail and getting it aboard. It was a heavy job in the stiff (breeze and sea. The men worked hard, however, and within an hour the great massjof canvas was safely on the deck. It was found then that the gaff, which is a. hollow wooden spar, had also remained intact, I and there was apparently no injury to the hol- low steel boom. After the twcj headsalls had .been gathered aboard, and as much o< the wire 'rigging as could be lashed toj boom and the remains of the mast, j the yacht, In tow of the Eugenia, was taken back into- the harbor. Except for the two masthes d shr'puda which go over the spreader, practically all the wire rigging on the boat was uninjlired, and1 probably can be used again, as itl has already been tested. The yacht to-night presents a sorry appearance as she lies off the torpedo station, with the great steel spar bent down until the top almost reaches the deck. The boom ies oljf to port, giving her a slight list, wh le theigaff is lashed to the remains of the port cpiain plates. Her canvas is also ab3ard, jwell- soaked in salt water. At the time of the .accident Mr. Dujncan had the wheel, as Capt. Rhod< s had] just gone forward to look at the headfealls. Capt. Rhodes was quite near the mast jvhen it gave way. but escaped with one oil two slight scratches on the face. The designer, Nat Herreshoff, To Wnahlnyton in Five From New York. Royal Blue Five-Hour Trains leave Foot Liberty St. A. M., P. M., and the "Royal (no excess fara.) P. M. Other fast trains at 10 A. M., P. M., and night. All ot abnve tralna leave South Perry five minutes ear Her. B The Pan-American ISxposltiou Is now open. The New York Central and West Shore will average a train every hour to Buffalo Every one who Is interested in. American progress should fee It. Special reduced Bolfl Golf! Golf! Golf! Poland Spring House, Poland Spring, Me. Mow tralna leave 8out.fi Ferry live minutes ear- I Poland Spring House, Poland Spring, Me. Mow Best car ia I open. Y.City. deck with also him when were the mast collipsed, William B. I Commodore C. L. F. Robinson York Yacht Club, and Newbur York Yacht Club, and Newbury Capt. Nat Herreshoff assistec can and Capt. Rhodes in directin The Mount Morris, the yacrt's tender, towed" the Constitution to her moorings about 4 o'clock, and a long consu tation] was held between Mr. Duncan, Mr. perrcshoff. MRS. CARR WINS HER SUIT. Wntertown BanU Held Responsible for Acts ot Its President. Special lo The'New York Times. WATERTOWN, N. Y., June Court of .Appeals at Buffalo to-day handed down a decision in the case of Lillian Traver Carr Poughkeepsle against the National Bank and Loan Company of this city. Mrs. Carr is the widow of the. Rev Charles M. Carr, who was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun while hunting in the Adlrondacks, leaving about insurance. George H. Sherman, now deceased was at the time of the accident President of .the National Bank and Loan Company, and wad a Vestryman In St. Paul's Church here, of which the Rev. Mr. Carr was rector. As an act of friendship Mr. Sherman of- fered to invest Mrs. Carr's money in first- class securities. He invested it in bonds of thn Westehester County Water Works Company, the Baraboo Water Works Com- pany, the Lincoln Light and Power Com- pany, and the Washington Water Company. Mr. Sherman represented that the securi- ties first mortgage bonds good as gold." Mr. Sherman said to Mrs. Carr: bonds are as .good as gold; I will turn them into cash at any time." The bonds were in reality second mort- gage bonds. The case was tried in Su- preme Court, Judge P- B. McLennan hand- ing down a decision In favor of Mrs. Can- tor The case was appealed to the Appellate Division, which affirmed the de- cision of the lower court. Justice Spring in hip opinion held the bank responsible for Sherman's acts, and held that the bonds were not the kind of property she was led to believe she was receiving from her friend, who had volunteered to procure for her first-class securities. The bank ap- pealed the case to the Court of Appeals, which, to-day affirmed the previous de- cisions, deciding in favor of Mrs. Carr. State Senator Elon R. Brown is the at- torney for Mrs. Carr. Golf! Golf 1 Golf! Golf! Poland Spring House, Poland Soring. Me. Now open. Poland Water Depot. S Park Place, N. Y. City. and Capt. Rhodes. Mr, Dur seen seated that he should for a postponement of for June lo and IT with the but he would hardly be ready tc The crew worked hard till 8 o'c the sails and getting everythin the night. The yacht will be to' tol to-morrow morning-, where. another steel mast is nearly fin yacht will be refitted immcdla will probably be ten clays or before she Is in shape to sail again. THE CONSTITUTION'S SECOIS The trial to-day was the Co istitutlon's second since her arrival from.Br stol. where additional back stays had beer rigged to strengthen the mast. About noon Mr. Herreshoff came down from Br stol on his steam yacht, the Eugenia and looked over the two sails which were getting gradually into shape. After the crew had finished the mainsail was again h preparations made for a spin harbor. The wind at the time about fifteen or eighteen knots tide was lump .of strong ebb there sea in the narrow the mouth of the harbor. The r club topsail, however, was set a and foresail up the big white s away from her moorings at a It was practically a dead bea channel and in the choppy se pitched not outside the smoother. little. There was harbor, but the Constitution worked oft shore she felt the wind considerably and suddenly the lashings on the lub topsail gave way and the big sail be an to slap Pennsylvania Railroad's D elin. Rear f the tha and Nev Thorjne.. Thome. Mr. Dun- the work. can when ask set not races Columbia. sail them. furling snug for ed to Brls- ortunately, shed. The} ely, but It two weetal D TRIAL. heir dinner isted and as blowing and as the as- quite a channel at umber two nd with jib started lively pace, down the the yacht more wind sea nlngr Car Buy State Banjos, Guitars are the best! -r- l Service. Choice dishes of the season served satisfactorily at reasonable rates. The business taan's dining Golf! Golf! Golf! G6If! Poland Spring House, Poland Snrli ;g, Me. I N< adquarters (or Music and Ma- I open. Plt.nr. A BUT i   

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