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'Z eXternc>on' on th<v'roo^*pnrV!<»n; Before the ehil- Ar,r. wre (2ts:nl?sod they were all taker, inio thfi ssverer baths, stripped nail soaked -.underline prays. BRIDGE A RELIEF FOR MANY The WUllatcsburg BridK- had its patrons. Bsrahetfifid pedestrians tramped onto the bridge both from the TKww York and the Brooklyn ends ■ad those who promenaded out over the river found th* relief they sought, for it was cool and refreshing there. . In Battery Park it is estimated that 3.500 persons slept under the trees and on the grass. Extra policemen from the Church street station were on hand to preserve the peace. In Jeannette Park, at Coenties Slip, five hundred persons slept under the protection of six patrolmen from the Old Slip station. It was tho same tn Rutgers Park, where one thousand persons spent the night. In the William 11. Seward park, the heart of the crowded district, it Is estimated that six thousand persons, many of them women and children, spent the night under the stars. The Duane Street park and the little grassplot at the foot of V-st Canal street each received their share of outdoor sleepers. The sleepers in the downtown parks were excited early In the evening by a rumor that the police bad received one thousand pillows for their use. and that at any minute policemen with pillows might appear. This rumor started because Captain McNally. of the Church street station, received a letter from Charles E. Meyers, of Flanders. X. V., offering him a load of clover hay with which to stuff pillows for the use of those who slept In the parks. It could not be learned whether Captain McNally had accepted Meyers's offer. BEACH SAND BED FOR 20.000. Captain Harklns. of the Coney Island police, estimated that twenty thousand slept on the beach. A special detail of one hundred policemen was sent to the shore by Captain Harkins to protect the sleepers. The site of the Boer I War spectacle at Brighton Beach was black with people. One of the policemen on duty there, who had Just returned from ) San Francisco, said the people were huddled together i more thickly than the seals off the Cliff House. Magistrate Moss, in the Essex Market court, | mopped his brow continually yesterday, and j prisoners brought before him got off with easy punishment. "Its too hot to commit any one to prison for a trivial offence," he said. "Unless the offence is serious I will refuse to commit any one to those stuffy, ill ventilated cells." Many immigrants who came from Ellis Island yesterday were wholly unprepared for the hot f wave. The greater part of those who arrived wore heavy clothing and cumbersome boots and shoes. In many Instances a number of Russians were eeen to pass through the gate with big overcoats trimmed with fur. The ten curb brokers who* absolutely refused • to desert the street despite the heat were cheered jas heroes. Tom Marsalis. repreesnting •J. Thomas Reinhardt on the curb, wore about his neck a rope, to which was attached a thermome!l ter about three feet long. He stood in the sun and the thermometer ran up to 10G degrees. When darkness came the tenement houses of the East Side were emptied, and sidewalks and II streets became living apartments. Many of the lower East Side streets were almost impassable. There was a great crowd on the airy roof I gardens of the Educational Alliance, at East j Broadway and Jefferson street, and the University Settlement, at Eldrldge and Rivington streets. Adults were admitted to these roof | gardens, and children only when accompanied I by their elders. The crowd came early and remained until they were dismissed to the streets, shortly before midnight. . After treating nine sufferers from the weather Dr. Campbell, the head house surgeon at the I Harlem Hospital, fell i victim to the excessive heat last right. He was treated to an ice bath and the other remedies prescribed for such sufferers. He was able to sit on the veranda an hour later. The dead in the metropolitan district and those prostrated by heat in Manhattan and The Bronx were: THE DEAD. ALBRECHT, Bernard. 41 year* old, of No. 23 East 9Cth street; died at Harlem Hospital. BARR. Mary (infest), of No. 1)2 Java street. Brooklyn. I3BAOG, Annie. 2tt years o!d, of No. 702 Myrtle avenue Brooklyn. BAR.BAnONZA. Joseph (Infant), of No. 42 Columbia Msi «-. Brooklyn. DITL.ER. Ucsto. forty-w-ven years Bid. of No 400 East 73d Mr.---. die.l in frr.nt of No. iii/j Hast 37th street *>*for« ami'Uia.: ■•• arrived. lEI.I.I'TH. Christiana, sixty-four years oil of No GUM .-■»:!!; tStfa street. Newark; died at City Hospital. Newark. HIGOINS. Michael, twenty-nine years oH; no addressdk-4 suddenly ii: saloon at No. US West r.2<l street! LITTLE. «"-arrif. thirty-one years old. of No. 19 Columbia Flace. Brooklyn. SINGER, Anton, of No. 350 East 02d street; fell from a window of his bone. , SMITH. Kiien. forty years old. of No. «5 Eleventh aye■ ;-r: Hue. HUTU. I.lif, May. five months ol»J. of No. 314 East JL''»'h £tren. TL'RN'KR, Virginia, thirty-nine years old. of No 293 Kent avtnu". Brooklyn. VAN ARBDALJB. eleven cays old. of No. 220 West lsth street. WHITE. Bethel, one month old. of No. 122 East 127 th ■tree*. WAL.TK' J:s. Carl, forty-five years old. of No. 323 East 2Vh street; f..,un<i on toj> stei.n of elevated railway ttailcji at Z'.nti street anj Third avenue. WENZKI... Hartman. sixty-five yam old. of No 274 Hin:: ,■) wruet, jfnjoklyn; died at home of the Rev H. E. Schwartz, at Xo. «75 Bu^hwiclt avenue. Brooklyn. Vrac<>r:tiJj«-(i Negio. about thirty-five year* old, found dead In fr<-nt of No. «3 West 14th nrf*t. PROSTRATIONS. sWK nniSXX. U«ot«< forty-three year*. No. Mi Havemeyer sir*«-i Brooklyn; removed from- 18Mh street sod trim avenue; to Uartem Hospital. BEEVERAT, Andrew, twenty-two years, of No. 38 West 4Sth etie^t. morromu it Ohn street and Park avenue ar.<j taken to Flower UoepluL BOWMAN. F.pi. twenty roar, sergeant in the signal corps stationed at Ki.rt Wood. Mediae's Island, sunstroke. at Battery Park: taken to Hudson Street Hospital. DOBIJNIETH. Joseph, forty-three y«*ajs. of No. 437 West 47th *tre«-t; found in front of No. M 6 West 2Mh etreet; to Bellevue Hospital. BOVI.E. Andrew, forty-five years old. living on a 1 .arise at ."4tli street, North River; removed from the large tp the New V«,rk Hospital. EHAJ'V. John, thirty years old; taken from No. 2"! •jramercy Pis •• to Bellevue Hospital. JIRApV. K-Jt.- th!rty-i>ight vesrs eld. of No 4SI Green-5 . •b-Ic«i *tr«t,. taken to .-'.. Vincent* Hospital fit>rn her home. BRAN!', John, twenty-three >e*rs old. of No. 2110 Mapes avenue; reroov«4 frOSB No. 7V> Tinton avenue to Upl.ai.- r: Hospital. CAUL. \\'i!'.lam. an ineuranre agent, -seven years old. of No. IMS Fli-«t avenue; overcome at 7«ith street; taken t.j Presbyterian Hospital. CAMPBELL. Dr.. head eurs<*on Harlem Hospital; overcome caring for heat sufferers. CAJWATUA. Amelia, thirty reara old. of No. 314 West -"'■ etrect; removed from Bella vac Hospital. DAVIDS. Ma, fifty-fix years. No. US Third avenu*; overcom* at 72d *tr«-et and Third avenue; removed to * Presbyterian lloijital. T'H^XiX. Ma;tin. Ilfty-rive y«-ar» old. of No. 4ti>* West A WINKING START . A Perfectly Digested Brtakfaat Make* Nerve Farce Tor the Kay. Everything goes wrong if the breakfast lies in your stomach like a mud pie. What you cat does harm if you can't digest it— it turns to poison. A bright lady teacher found this to be true, even of an ordinary light breakfast of cg-gs and toast. She says: "Two years ago I contracted a very annoying form of indigestion. My stomach, was in such condition that a simple breakfast of fruit, toast and egg gave me groat distress. 'I was slow to b-iieve that trouble could come from such a simple diet, but finally had to give it up. an--! found a great change upon a cup of hot Postum and Grape-Xuts with cream, for my r.-.orriij.R meaL For more than a year I have h«i-i to this course and have not suffered exoam when Injudiciously varying my diet. "I have been a teacher for several years and find that my easily digested breakfast means a savlug of nervous force for the entire day. My gain of ten pounds in weight also causes me to want to testify to the value- of Grape-NTuts. "Grape-Nuts holds first rank at our table." Na»wG given by Postuia Co.. Batt'.e Creek, Mich. 'There's a reason.** Read the little book, "Th« rtcai to W«UyllI« # 7 In ;>kg.«. <G'.h »ti;rt; overcome at 60th Btrect trl 10th aT»-•v.-r. roniovofl U> H'<">«<«xe!t Ho»pUai. IX>/I : :: Pmi!cl. ruty-tvo >■'■'"' Ko. r ~* Cnihcrine etr^ft; •rwno^ea 10 Go-iVcn)«ur Hospital ilrotar N". M i.v,th«-iin9 str^-iu DOS ''to Emll. forty-eight years oW. ol Ko. 415 East 1«!» [overcome at No. CD Chrystle street; taken to Couvcrnour Ho»p«tal. : ■; ■ ; ;v . FEISTKU Mortimer, tw*nty-one years old, of No. M Harrinon avenue. Brooklyn; overcome at Third »vanaVand[ sCth •U«et. and taken 10 Bell^vuo Hospital. FIT'.<JKnAU>. Jamea. thirty-eight yea» oW, of No. 18« Bi«t £»th street; removed. «o nellavu* Hospital. r-»KTr>v w flfty-flve years old, of No. 60 West 17th ° men- overcome at V.th street and Fifth avenue; after receiving treatment cent home. GHEAX Thomaa. thirty yean. No. 635 Hudson street; taken to St. Vincent's Hospital. ru\i nuKT»r Dora seventeen y»ars. No. 83*) E*«t »tn ? WtSSe at »9th ureot and th. Esat Drlw; taken 'to Mount Sinai Hospital. , . i i-i»»r»v nmnii forty yrsira old. of No. 885 ss^ avenue; taken to Hellex-ue Hospital. GRERNB2HO. Jowph. fourteen years oU.^ct G^ '"J- avenue. Brooklyn; removed to St. uregory Hospital. •; ::V.' " ' - „. _.. Park avwiua to the Pi^sbytertan Hospital. •- VarU avenu* to the PreibyteHan Hwpltal. No. 1868 Third avenue. „ siE« : . t tttS/^£M w«» - the heat; condition critical. „-.„ HOLMES. John, twenty-eeven »«" * V»* Row ani removed to Presbyterian Hospital. HOTJA.m William, twenty-three .years^ old cf 6th street; taken to St. y ncen *" " * JVSrciN. Harry, nineteen >.~ rB f ft*, t *' d et and °ia hth avenue; Place; overcome at 147 th • t '!i t , Hospital aufterin* removed to Washington Heights Hospi— from a fracture of the skull. West soth KARKS. Annie. .Uteen >^ar» old. wist *Ttta street and street; overcome at No «« we " v takrn to Bellevue. Hospital. . KEEP. Mlehsel. laborer. tßlr i l Fa ! rk m 7venu« and 57th Bast SSth street; ox-ercom» at la« » street; taken to Flower Hospital. d , er at HSU* John J. • h .t*So!m Row and Governor' a 1 sland ; stricken at » of No. «4 Ban Uken to Hudson Street H«-P»sJKELRH. Michael, twenty-n ne »•«• Avtnue B. and <*Ath uiwt' overcome at w »« cl * re 4 mo"rto Believe HospltaL N J-: „_ KOPP Francis, thirty ypars old of Hohokus. « K removed to - Bellevue Bospital. Hemy XJ3WIS. Rachel. Mtv-two >^f m^ nn ° ll(l l( V OU rtß Building; reunconscious condition to the »• 2X , th "»£%.. o m t :r^.;i3rWo^er^et: removed to St.' Vincent's Hospital. 27th &Z Xn'to Hudson street HospUal. IT AUUFFB. Mary, twen^-even jesr. old luSSv" Kit^'^nr-TnX^r^n^there to B.Ue- re^Mc^n SS>S&«^»" om concusaion bram and possible internal injuries. xir-RPHY John forty years old. of No. 748 Ninth aye- M nue" overcome at No. 4 West Nth street; removed to Roosevelt Hospital. and 9t' i avenue; overcome, taken to New \ork » » P'^^^^raOTt^i MT-^2 1 S2 to Roosevelt Hospital. PORTER. John R.. thirty-two years °™-<* *£; g tr e et Fifth avenue was overcome at No. li L*onara miiw and taken to Hudson Street Hospital. PTJBCBLU WilUsm. thirty-eight years ?«*LjjJ?*f'-iS No 1 «"« Nostrand avenue. Brooklyn; o\ercon.e ana removed to Hudson Street Hospital. 9 ; & S to Hudson Street Hospital. SHAY. Fred, thirty-two years old. of No. 1£ West 40th street; overcome and sent to Bellevue Hospital. SHEA William twenty-live years old. salesman, living at No. 130,* Heyward street. Brooklyn: overcome at No. 309* Avenue A; taken to Bellevue Hospital. 6KEL.L.Y. Joseph, forty-five years old. of No. 653 West 16»th street; overcome at subway station at WTft street and Broadway; removed to the J. Hood wngm Hospital. SMITH. Charles, thirty-five years old. driver, of _f.OO East 14th street; overcome at 24th street and East River: taken to Bellevue Hospital. SMITH. Harry, nineteen years old. of No. 1.342 Fulton street. Brooklyn: overcome In front of No. 47 John street; removed to St. Gregory's Hospital. BLATHEHEY l"va. twenty-five years old. of No. 104 East 70th street; removed to the Presbyterian Hospital. SCHARNOW. John, forty-seven years old. of No. *-* Attorney street; overcome at No. 15 Attorney street; removed to Gouverneur Hospital. BTATEN, E.. fifty-one years old. of No. 19 Troutman street. Brooklyn: removed to St. Gregory's Hospital. SWEET. Alice, colored, thirty-five years old. of No. 144 West*9th street; removed to Bellevue Hospital. UNKNOWN MAN. about forty, fix feet, dark complexion, blue eyes, short black mustache, blue coat, gray trousers black laced shoes; overcome at ISTth street and Broadway; removed to Washington Heights Hospital. VANE. Frank, thirty-four years old, cement worker, living at No. 80S East 71st street, while working on Altmsn Ruildlng at 34th streret and Fifth avenue, prn^trated and taken to the New York Hospital. WEBER. Michael, thirty-six years old. of No. 507 West 2!>th street; overcome at 20th street and Tenth avenue; taken to Bellevue Hospital. WILI,IAMS. John, sixty years old. of No. B7 Cherry street; overcome at No. 23 Chatham Square; taken to the Hudson Street Hospital. WISSIG. William, twenty-five years old. no address: removed from 125 th street and Third avenue, unconscious, to Harlem Hospital. STORM STRIKES CIRCUS. Two Killed by Lightning and Others Hurt in Harrisburg. Harrisburg, Perm., Aug. (5. — A terrific wind and rain storm struck Harrisburg late to-day, instantly killing Charles M. Richwine and Chic Befrandi and slightly injui-ing several employes of Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show. Richwine was a Pennsylvania Railroad brakeman and was struck by lightning while standing under a tree near the show grounds. Befrandi, a Japanese acrobat, who sought shelter under a tent, was struck by lightning and died in- Ftantly. Several women in the main tent fainted from fright and were taken to houses near the show grounds. When the hurricane struck the persons on the seats stampeded for shelter. Several were knocked rtown, a number fell from high sf^ats, and others were badly crushed. ?Io one was seriously injured, however. The audience had hardly got away when the horse tent fell with a crash, killing a broncho. Three feet of water in the Market street sub* way blocked streetcar traffic for an hour. TO INVESTIGATE ICE. Judge Rosalsky Charges August Grand Jury with Task. Judge Otto Rosalsky. in charging the August Grand Jury in Part I of the Court of General Sessions yesterday, called their especial attention to alleged exorbitant prices or lee in this city, and instructed the jury to investigate the charge that there existed a criminal conspiracy to increase the price of ice. District Attorney Jerome stated that his office had thoroughly Investigated the Ice situation in the last few weeks, and that arrangements have been made for the appearance of several witnesses before the grand jury when the Ice situation is taken up tomorrow. The District Attorney has publicly declared heretofore that the question was one for the Attorney General. It further became known yesterday that the Information presented to Judge Kofcalsky. upon which he bused his charge to the Jury, was furnished by Attorney General Mayer, who Is himself investigating the ice situation. Judge Rosalsky said in his address to the grand jury: I deem it my duty at this time to call your attention to a mibjeet which Is now engaging the public mind and which has been discussed in the Board of Aldermen, resulting in the presentation of a resolution demanding that an Investigation be made whether a criminal conspiracy exists among those who supply a commodity which, particularly at this heated term. In of prime necessity and Indispensable for the health and comfort of the neople: a conspiracy la unduly Increase the price of this commodity, to limit its supply or to commit an art Injurious to the public health or to trade or commerce. This conspiracy, if it exist*. strikes most forcibly at the weak, Hie ailing, the sick, the very younir in our community, and most deeply affeota that portion of our population which haa t'nc smallest Jnootiie and therefore requires your prompt and vigorous attention. District Attorney Jerome said yesterday that he had learned from the Investigation by his assistants that there may be an See famine before the end of thts montw. "It has bt-cu si.owii to me." he said, "&at stocks NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. AT y GT T ST 7. 1906. " q As bo Executor or Trustee a trust company is preferable to an individual, because it has many qualities of desirability that the Individual lacks. la addition to the rlrfbts and powers bestowed upon him. > THIS Company will undertake the entire management of estates, look after the rents. Insurance, repairs and taxes, as well as the reinvestment of surplus income. INEQUITABLE TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK Fifteen Nassau Street CapHnl. . . . . $ 3.000.000 Surplus and Profits. 10,500.000 _, ■ . • ... Interest allowed on dolly balanci -. nublerl to check. of ice in all the houses of the bis companies ars short and that the plants of th,e small manufacturers have more contracts on hand bbW they can possibly fulfil before September." Continuing, the District Attorney said: But if there are any criminal acts connected jrtth this increase of the price of ice. it Is the duty of the authorities to Investigate, and it Is on that around that this office has been proceeding during the last few weeks. A copy of the resolutions recently passed by the Board of Aldermen, asking the District Attorneys of the several counties in this city to Investigate the charges of a conspirscy to raise the prjeeof Ice. was served yesterday on District Attorney John F. Clarke of Kings County. He l£?ni!Md to take Immediate action, and to lay before the grand Jury, which will reconvene on September VK whatever facts he may obtain. U'.IITIXG ALIEXS KG AST. Effort To Be Made to Stop EBk Island Sunday Closing. Nearly flve thousand immigrants— the capacity of the Immigration Bureau— were landed at Ellis Island yesterday. The excessive heat made the wheels of examination turn slowly. The entire force at the Island were kept busy throughout the day. and the fatigue of the immigrants after spending a day and a night in the sultry steerage compartment of a steamer tied up to her pier did not add to the speed in passing through the various channels of the immigration examination. The work would have been an easy task had Ellis Island been open Sunday. The congestion of yesVerday was due to the new rule of the Department of Commerce and Labor to close the local immigration bureau Sundays through August. September and October. For some time a war has been smouldering between the immigration officials and the various steamship companies. Both have advanced reasons for and against the Sunday closing of the island, but thus far the immigrants have been the sufferers. When Ellis Island opened yesterday there were 4,267 immigrants in port ready to be passed. Before noon this number was increased by 2,648 aliens, who will have to remain aboard ship until to-day. The Sicilian Prince, from Mediterranean ports, anchored off Quarantine yesterday, that the immigrants might be comfortable in the meagre breeze of the Lower Bay. The haggard laces of the immigrants and the almost physical collapse of many women and children as they left the hot holds of the ships yesterday proved the contention of the steamship companies that the Sunday holiday for the Immigration force means great hardship to immigrants. It was learned y t*U»rday "tK»t the at«*mahfo companies intend to carry the question to Washington if their protest through the local bureau brings no results. It was said yesterday at the Cunard Line office that the $2 a head tax on each alien was enough to maintain a sufficient force at Ellis Island to handle immigrants every day in the year. Herman Winter, of the North German Lloyd Line, said that solely from the point of view of humanity the steamship companies protested to the local bureau. He continued: While our piers in Hoboken are practically immune from fire, I consider it unsafe to keep immigrants housed aboard ship while the ship is at her pier. There is great danger of panic following a fire, when a horde of persons are confined in a small space. The steerage compartments are cool at sea because the ship ia under way, and plenty of fresh cool air circulates throughout the voyage. The conditions are reversed when the ship is in port. The humidity and heat of the waterfront and the additional heat from the flrerooms make life miserable for hundreds of persons who are unable to hotter their plight. Furthermore, there is no reason why the inspectors should not work on Sunday. There are days at Kills Island when there is practically nothing to do. Why not give the employee a day off when business is dull? They know when a rush is coming and should provide for it. If it is fair for the immigration inspectors to take Sunday off It is fair also for the customs inspectors to stay away on Sunday and hold the first and second cabin passengers aboard ship until they have time to examine the baggage on Monday. YOUNG GIBL CRAZED SY HEAT Her Engagement Broken, She Wanders About Till Nearly Prostrated. Miss Julia F. Bergin. daughter of Connls Bergin, a retired caterer, of No. 408 West 33d street, was found by the police yesterday wandering about the upper West Side, weeping and wringing her hands. Patrolman Francis B. Hughes took her to the West 47th strwt station. There she wept bitterly, tore her hair and cried out: '•Oh! they've taken him from me. They won't let me marry him!" An ambulance was summoned, and the young woman was taken to Roosevelt Hospital. There it was found she was suffering; from incipient demantla. nervousness and heat prostration. It is feared she may become a raving: maniac. Investigation showed that th«- young woman was to have be*n married on Sunday night to a man named Charles McQuaid, but her father had forbidden the marriage, and she. having promised her mother on her deathbed that she would stick to her father, gave in. The banns hail already been published three time*, and the wedding ceremony was to have been performed at St. Michael's Church on Sunday night. A few days ago the young woman returned her engagement ring. Two weeks ago McQuaid drew $3W> out of a bank and furnished a flat in Brooklyn. HEAT KILLS MAN ON ERRAND OF JOY. Had Gone to Tell Minister of Stay of Execu. tion of His Son. Overcome by heat Herman Wenzel, sixty-two years old. fell off the porch at the home of the Rev. Herman E. Schnatx. in Bushwlck avenue. Wllllamsburg, yesterday afternoon, fractured his skull and diel almost instantly. The old man's eon, John Wensel. was to have been electrocuted at Sing Sing yesterday for the murder of George Statr. a bartender, on May ti last, but Governor Hlggins, on the petition of many of the old man's friends, granted a stay of thirty days last Saturday. The old man got the news early yesterday morning, and afterward started from his home to share his Joy with the Rev. Mr. Schnatz. The latter was not at home, and the old man sat down on the porch to wait until he came. HEAT VICTIM FALLS INTO LAKE. Phillppina Saveno. sixteen years old, of No. 31 Fourteenth avenue, Newark, while walking along Branch Brook Park Lake yeatcrday afternoon was overcome by the heat an 1 fell Into the water. She wan rescued by John Mclntyre, of No. I*l Plane street, la un unconscious condition and taken to the City Hospital. SEVERE ELECTRIC STORM AT LENOX. U«v T.jeKraph to The Tribune. } Lenox, Mass.. Aug. C. -The worst electric storm of the year visited Lenox Just after noon to-day. -Lightning 'struck .fourteen' place*' InHthr village : and caused considerable damage. The storm hid Its 'centre over Lenox, and ruin : fell ..f heavily for half an hour Tho'roads wore ba.ll- wasn- 1 and repairs had to !>«* marie." this afternoon. Trees were blown down on p*>ve.ral •■-"..••;." Trees or more burrs, were struck On Dr.' Xi -h.i.-l C. Or»«nl-ars lawn a l.irp- tree -<vas_ struck. Tits electric enr service was llsturl-.l ami Ft;vcnt>' telephones were '.:•• .1 o«U Tho trl.Ml display was vivid and the I 111- echo**! with thunder. OTHER CITIES SUFFER. Heat Records Broken Throughout '■the Emt—l£o° in Washington. . Boston, A !J(r G.— More than a s-r, r - of persons In Boston and its vicinity were |.r "it -1 'o-.lay by the hot wave which made its appearance In tie Eastern States on Sunday. One fatality the result of the heat, was reported. I'M "Wells. • of Mansfield, sixty years old. was overcome* while on a Now York, New Haven &' Hartford Railway train running- from Mansfield to this city. Ho died within a few minutes, j . „ The day was the hottest of the summer, On the top of the Federal Building the official thermometer of the government Weather Bureau registered 98.J degrees at 2:43 p. m., but In Washington street the large glasses of several business houses showed temperatures of S3 and 96. The humidity stood at SO per cent, or 10 per cent above the normal, nearly all day. The employes of factories and foundries suffered Intensely. In some of the manufacturing establishments it was found necessary to suspend work. At the navy yard in Charlestown the blacksmith, chain and anchor making and rolling mill shops were shut down. Work on several of the ships at the yard was also stopped. Washington. Aug. 6.— The maximum temperature was reached here at 3 o'clock, when the official thermometer at the Weather Bureau registered SS degrees, while the unofficial thermometers on the street scored 101 In the shade and as high as 120 In the sun. Four cases of heat prostration were reported at local hospitals, one of the victims being Thomas A. Witherspoon. a principal examiner tn the Patent Office, who was stricken at his desk. He was conveyed to the Emergency Hospital, where later he was reported out of danger. Of the other three cases, one was a day laborer on the street and the other two motormen of streetcars. There were no deaths. Philadelphia. Aug. «.— The temperature in this city to-day reached a maximum of 94 degrees at 4 p. m., making it the warmest day of the present hot spell. The day was made more uncomfortable by reason o fthe humidity, which ranged high throughout the morning and afternoon. Three deaths and a large number of prostrations due to the heat were reported t|y the police. HEAT DRIVES MEN FROM WORK. [By Telcferaph to The. Tribune.] Paterson, N. J.. Aug. 6.— Owing to the extreme heat, the workmen in several departments of the Rogers locomotive shop refused to work this afternoon. The Nicholson File Works shut down at 2 o'clock, and all outside building operations ceased at 11 o'clock. The thermometer registered from 93 to 96 during the afternoon. HEAT STRICKEN: DRAGGED EY PLOUGH. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Waterbury. Conn.. Aug. 6.— James Scofleld was ploughing near East Farms yesterday when he was stricken with the heat. The lines were around his nt*ck, and he was dragged nearly fifty feet. He fell on the plough and was seriously wounded. The doctors say his chances of recovery are slight. Overcome by heat, a big bulldog belonging to Miss Ida Knowles plunged to his death on Saturday night off the roof of a big tenement block near the Jacques Opera House. In his flight he broke a string of electric wires. EXCURSION STEAMER OX THE ROCKS Connecticut Boat Running to Island Resorts Makes Port After Grounding. (By Telegraph •.©" Th© Tribune.] New London, Conn., Aug. The steamer Restless, of the Fisher's Islapd Navigation Company, came into port this morning with several holes in her hull amidships. The propeller was also broken. \. U"; The damage was caused by running on a rocky shoal between North Hill buoy and the mainland. The boat was., being piloted from Fisher's Island in a heavy fog. The Restless floated off the rocks. Her efficient pumps were set going and with her disabled propeller she started for this city. The wharf was reached with difficulty and the few passengers were hastily put ashore. The steamer Munnatawket sailed on the regular afternoon trips, and the service was not delayed. NEW ROCHELLE MAYOR SUES EDITOR. Brings Criminal and Civil Action and Asks for $25,000 Damages. Because he called the Mayor and aldermen of New Rochelle boodlers and recommended Sing Sing prison as a fitting abode for them. Charles D. Sibley, Editor of "The Saturday Evening Era," of New Rochelle, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Kuss and held in f5,000 bail, charged with criminal libel by Mayor Henry S. Clarke. Mayor Clarke has also brought a civil action against Sibley for $25,000 damages. Sibley Miys thaz his arrast is due to political persecution, and that his next issue will be more radical than ever. "I have printed nothing but the truth about the Mayor and aldermen." he said yesterday. •and I will continue to priot the truth even though I am compelled to edit my paper from a cell In the county jail." Mayor Clarke is a Republican, while Slbley's paper is Democratic, and recently came out for Hearst for Governor. Sibley was admitted to bail. RAILWAYS CAUGHT IN THEiR OWN TRAP. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Sioux City. lowa, Aug. 6.— The railways will pay nearly $150,000 annually for a campaign argument used against the renomlnatlon of Governor Cummins. Throußhout the campaign they published broadcast, with figures, a charge that Cummins had not increased the assessment of the railways to the extent that he had farms. When the executive council met Governor Cummins confronted tho railways with this charge and to-day there was announced an addition of $4,000,001) to taxable railway valuation, which will cost them nearly $130,000 more in annual taxes than heretofore. BIG OIL PIPE LINE PLANNED. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. ] Galveston. Aug. 6.— The lnd>iH»ndont til producers of Texas and Kansas have combined interests for the construction of an 8-inch pipe line from or near Chanttte. Kan., to Port Arthur, by way of Indian Territory, a distance of 650 miles. The steady decline in production of the Texas- Lioulsmr>H fields and the rapid increase in demand for the crude oil tor refining purposes prompts this Sroject. Kansas and Indian Territory fields are proucing a surplus of the grade of refined oils which will supply the Independent refineries of Texas avd create a market with which to compete v.-lth the Standard. ALLEGED DRUG TRUST DEMURRERS [By Telegraph to The Tribune] Indianapolis, Aug. «.— Forty-two demurrers to the bill of complaint of the I'nited States against the alleged drug trust we're filed to-day in the United States Circuit Court. All were substantially alike, each one asserting that the complaint was multifarious in that tt named various causes of action and denying that the petitioner in his bill stated a eaae entitling him to the relief sought. It Is understood that answers in the case* of all defendants have been prepared and will be filed if the demurrers are not sustained. TO SELL. THREE HUNDRED ISLANDS. (By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Watertown. N. T.. Aug. a— State Senator George H. CoM», as referee, will sell here Saturday three hundred islands in the Thousand Island district of the St. Lawrence River. In pursuance of a judgment granted in the action of Jane 8. Batteries a* trustee agt. Stephen 8. Vatos et nl. The original action was one in partition and all the parties are heirs or the late Henry Yates, of Schenectady. All the Islands were won by Mr. Yutt-a in the lottery arranged early in the *KVs for the benefit of the colleges of tho United States. Yates. it Is said, became wealthy as a result of the lottery. The Islands are in the most desirable portion of the river and their value has been estimated at £iO.OOO. Bishop Sattbrlee. of Washington, is one of the helm of the estate. EIGHT DOLLARS St. Paul and Minneapolis and return from Chicago August 11th to 13th, inclusive, return limit- -August 31st, account 40th annual encampment G. A. R. An unusual opportunity to visit the Twin Cities, Fort Snelling, the Falls of Minnehaha and the Lake Region of Minnesota. £4g4 g round-trip rate all summer, good returning until October 31st. Correspondingly low rales from all eastern voinls. T - , , , * rour fast through trains each way over The North- Western Line, including the famoc3 electric lighted Jvorth-Western Limited. All a?t nt« sell ticVitt cer tils Use. Psc iullioforjsa'Jon csllenorwiUtxa . IX W. AL.CJBDG G*n*mi X^stem Acw*. C. * X. W. ;:-mm— 45J Btmtmmr. X«« Tork. K. T. BATTLE WITH ITALIASS. Erie Employes at Tort Jervzs Attack nosier. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Port Jervis, N. T.. Aug. 6.— A force of Italians employed on Erie construction worjc three miles east of this village quarrelled among- themselves this afternoon and quit work. They demanded their wages of George B. Cody, the paymaster, and on his refusal they attacked him. Cody locked himself in a caboose, thereby saving his life. Meanwhile Peter Scheare. an Erie policeman, arrived, and. gathering farmers and Erie employes together, including the foreman of the sang, gave battle to the Italians. Tne foreigners produced guns and knives, and several shots were exchanged, but no one was hurt. Finally the Italians, seeing that they were getting the worst of the encounter, made a bMak across corn and buckwheat fields and overbrooks. to the Neversink River, hotly pursued by the farmers and Erie men, who used pick handles, hay forks or any weapon they could get. Several of the Italians leaped into the river, swam to the other side and escaped, but one of the pursuers followed in the water, captured a man on the other side and compelled him to swim back. There were twelve of the gang captured In all. and they were put in a hay wagon and conveyed to the village limits and by trolley to the jail. Late this afternoon they had a hearing before Justice W. P. Gregg, and six were sentenced to the county jail at Goshen for sixty days and five for thirty days. One was discharged. The eleven were taken to Goshen this evening in a chain gang. Italians and negroes employed at this point, and also at the new tunnel at Otisville. have been very troublesome of late. HORNETS NEARLY DROWN HTM. Complicated Misadventures of a Cherry Picker— Kept Ducking for Safety. Centrevllle. N. J., Axis 6 (Special). — Marcus Snyder was gathering wild cherries In a tree along the banks of the Morris Canal, near here to-day. A limb broke and he went heels over head into the water. In his descent he struck a hornets* nest, and the insects went with him. They did not go into the water, however, but waited until he came to the surface and then attacked him. keeping- him ducking under water until he was almost exhausted. Only for the arrival of a canaiboat Snyder might have been drowned. He seized] the rudder, however, and was dragged along with the boat to a point of safety. SQUADRON A BEATEN. Bryu Mawr [Freebooters Take Final Polo Game. tßy Telegraph to The Tribune.] Long Branch. N. J.. Aug. fil— The Bryn Mawr Freebooters won a victory over Squadron A at the Bumson polo grounds this afternoon In the contest tor the Monmouth cups. The Pennsylvania's were penalized 7 goals and won the match by a final score of 13»f- goals to 74- Harrison. Rosengarten. Huhn and Snowden each played an exceptionally good game. It was the final of a series of games, which was begun a week ago. Bryn Mawr lost but a half goal in the match by foul, while two fouls and two safeties were recorded against the squadron. The summary follows: Bryn Mawr— Goals earned. 14; lost by penalty, % goal; net score. 13*». Squadron A— Goals earned. 2: allowed by handicap. 7; total. 9; lout by penalty. Us; net score. 7\j. Referee— H. I*. B&rdon. TO COURT MARTIAL LIEUTENANT Washington, Aug. 6.— Lieutenant Edward H. Dtmn. of the navy, has been ordered to appear beforo a court martial at Mare Island. Cat. on a charge of "scandalous conduct." Rear Admiral Merrill Miller Trill be president of the court and Richard M. Cutts Judge advocate, it is alleged mat Lieutenant Dunn took women on the receiving ship at Mare Island in violation tt the na- TO FORM A CHILDREN'S CHURCH. (By Telegraph to The Trirure.J Kansas City. Mo.. Aug. 6.— The Rev. Harry A. King, pastor of the Oakley Methodist Episcopal Church, of this city, Intends to start a church tor children, with children on the official board, a child organist, child officers, deacons, ushers and congregation. He intends to have the children's church organized on the forms and discipline laid down by the. General Conference for the churches formed by adults. He hopes to have the new church ready to be opened thte fall. Services would be held weekly. He believes the project will greatly attract the children of the neighborhood * T ** l TO FIGHT EUTHANASIA ADVOCATES. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Sioux City. lowa. Aug. «— Representatives Ross H. Gregory and F. N. Buckingham, who last winter introduced In the Assembly a bill providing for the killing of the Incurables and sick, are both In danger of losing their seats. In Mr. Buckingham's county, Buena Vista, the bill is looked on as etaply the legalising of murder. Many Norwegians live there, and the m<-a*ure shocks their deep seated respect for the aged. In Adams County, where Dr. Gregory is a candidate, the bill has been made the Issue of the campaign, and If he is elected he will understand his constituents want him to re- Introduce the measure. NOTFS OF THE STAGE Hippodrome to Reopen September 1— The Pif to Be Presented at Keith-Proctor's Announcement Is msde by Messrs. Shubert A Anderson, the new managers of the Hippodrome, that the big playhouse will be reopened Saturday night. September 1, with "A Society Circus." strengthened In many details. General Manager E. P. Albee of the Keith £- Proctor circuit has arranged with William A. Brady to present the original scenic production of "The pit" by :>..:■ stock covnTanj- a: KeUft i I'lvAlors MORGANS MINERAL WATERS Artincfal Vlcbf. Cnrl-b-iS. KI«-Inpn, IJtlUn. >i;.rJ^ha(l. Jmilaa. in ii Iran Water, sXSS; vafMSSr. •*.. in syphons or tot* ties for out-of-town patrons. BS2ST> FOR BOOKLET AND PRICK LOST. JOHN MORGAN. aas-M7 w. XOOx st. Pooe* 32* Bryant. A FIRE ESCAPE la cooler for sleeping than a tenement *ocr >-• it is narrow and uncomfortable fa- «M mE exhausted mothers and tired working i. r ; £'>-, will give each one of them SdVe'.v cc'r NIGHTS in the airy rooms and do — *!•*-£ -".. Sea Breeze. ~ Will you be as brave as the woman who *-• > us: "I have been reading: your ads. aaitassi to get up courage to send my small isssK I enclose $2.50. to take some sick ta^y"a"*l seashore for a week." ' * (Signed) -AN OLD JIAI^- No sum too small. A friend offers to tssssssH gifts of $2 or less. R. S. Mlntura, Absssm Room 212, 105 East 22nd St.. ' NEW YORK ASSOCIATION FOR IMP?., m* •'• THE CONDITION OP THS POOR i:.v "Hammocks' MEXICAN, ALGERIAN and DOMESTIC LAWN UMBRELLAS AND TABLES Jewis&(?ongeh, 330 aad 152 \\e-r «j i Street, lad 133 Unt lorty-^i.l »[ . New Tort' One- Hundred-and- Twenty- fifth Btree: Tsea:.*« :.: Labor Day week, beginning September I Rehearsals of the new Down East play. "Ci; 1 . Cod Folks." which Uebter & Co. win wxsent t)--the lint time at the Boston Theatre .tor-*' I began yesterday under the direction ef Hag!"- For' who is to stagii the production. Aasssfftse Hi here of the cast are E. J. Radcllffe, Earls B»V4 Ella Wheaton. Bessie Barrtscale. Harry ITx^c.-err. Sarah Perry and Carolyn Lee. On the bill at Pastor's Theatre tils v* rf| Fred Ray & Co. in a Shakespearian MJVJ Reidy A Currier. high class lyric artists: thsl*** Comedy Four, in a singing and dancing ssuj ■'* Four Gregorys. Horsky. Bergere £ Co. aas etss* Among the new attractions at the Xe** TsJ Roof Garden last night were the Barter-?- I 1 1 Trio, bicyclists. The third member to Itsy 1 M of the once famous VllUoa family or lics.s. Professor Frank Alvord Ferret, who «w«a!*^ ■■ Mount Vesuvius as companion and •■**** Professor Matteucci during the recent ere;:??:".. ■j promised to be present to-night at Pan's at.;--theatre. Manhattan Beach, as the pur. ■ ■ Pain, to witness the "Eruption of Slopt "**£%. from a much safer place than that from *-• - ■ saw it last. ■mr.L, v .«. '•Lady Betty" is the play in which MM *»* serins; will appear this season. Harrison Grey Fiske began rehearsals yte'.^* of "The Kreutser Sonata." in which Berts* 3Ca3* will be seen this season at the Lyric Tneaae>_**" company to support lime. Kalich inclßds* E&-* Kolker. Rosa Rand. Josephine Florence Pjvf? Adeie Block. Claus Bogel. Jenr.te R^c^r.,?^ Katsman. Giorgio Matron!. Hearn CoDJas -"• Hullette. the chUd actress, and Robert l*Utc Rice's "Girl from Paris" began its third *-**J; Manhattan Beach last night. The eossja-"-"^ " take a vacation daring Joe Weber's *~**%?'~^ next week, and will resume "The Girl froa *■■ on August M Miss Blanche Walsh will produce the ••** "Kreutser Sonata" of Jacob Gordin to *~*J^ next month. Her managers. Wagenhals v KesS*announced yesterday that they had not •J*s In Bettinjr a New York theatre for Miss Wai* ■ JP that the play would be produced here. If I ■ open in a church, a tent or a. barn. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hughes presented ■««' comedietta, entitled. "Suppressing the Fn^'' ' the first time in New York, yesterday •***"_, Proctor's Twenty-third Street Theatre, wj '' work of Fred J. Beaman. a Milwaukee aV*M4 man. "Drusa Wayne." a four-act drama w "^"r_ > Franklyn Fyles. was produced yesterdayjr/ stock company at Keith * Proctor's One*- »and-twenty-flfth Street Theatre. Miss Minnie X>upree mad* her flrst m* 3*3 '* ~ vaudeville in five years yesterday at Ke ' <> „ Proctor's Vnion Square and presented • JJ*j etta entitled "When the Earthouaks Cgj* ;: Is descriptive of scenes and incidents la «» "*" San Francisco disaster. By a decision of the Supreme Court ef M'^ 0 *; handed down yesterday in Jefferson City. c * * Weatherby. representing the Shttberte* ■»• -^ confirmed in his lease of the JeCerscn^T^*;^ Independent attractions will be seen at taa. *• the coming season. "Mamaelle Champagne" entered on her SlST *^_ week as the entertainer of the summer **"* „ ment seekers of the Madison Square a *** I T*^ last night. There has l»een no cessation in «*£ terest displayed in the musical fr l ™ ll^;^^ •'-* attendance euch evening tests the capacity •*- playhouse. At Hammersteln's last night th* Fays ««••?-to heed th* bill in their exhibition c? tnanr * ' Other acts on th* programme are Ernest ■<■ **"[ and his thirty-Ove Minstrel Mokes,". <^-^ Priac*. th* English ventriloquist, -*"» **£*££ last week at this house; Dstria. th» AkfiijM xijt car; the four Fords. Bedlnl and Arth • ,J^ RaOn-a monkey*. Leila Selbtai. like and * l * * t l-.utn!er and Causer

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