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BEAUTY ON WHEELS
Pleasing Transformation Scene at the
Madison Square Garden.
Brightly Attired Girl Bicyclists In Flace
of the Weary Peds.
Four of the Contestants Neclc to Neck
at the End or the First Spell.
Eight beauteous maidens, fair to see. This
Is the vision which presented itself to the eye
of tbe beholder at Madison Square Garden
this week, each mountod on a two-whceled
Promptly at midnight tbo word " Go!" was
given by Dan Herty, the Boston bov who
won the go-as-you-please race of euduronco
of last week. Herty was attired in n Spring
suit of modest brown, suimounted by a
fawn.colored Spring oveicoat nnd a
brow li dorby hat. Ho sMd "Go!" in
such a feeble, modest vo.co that Man
ager Billv O'Brien supplemented it by
the same monosyllabic oxclauiatiou in n loud
tono, nnd the eight beauteous maidens bet
their v. heels in motion with vehement en
eigy which boded ill for tbo tuturo.
No sooner had tho six-day pedostrians
wound up their long wall: Saturday night in
Madison Square Garden thau a corps of fifty
carpenters swooped down upon the pawlion,
and at 4.30 yesterdny morning they had
tro'isformed it into quite another scone.
'Uio sawdust track wah coered up with a
smooth board track, tho tenets wero torn
away, now bootbh were niado suitable to tho
accommodation of members of tbo gentler
box and a gouoral nouse-cleaning was had.
Mile. LouiBe Armaindo was tho first to Ret
off in tho lorty-eight-hour race for tho chain
uinnshio of tho world ; Lottio Stanley, Jesso
(lakes aud Moggm McShano following in a
I'UUCh. . . .r .!
Tl.ero woro 8,000 people in Madison bquaro
Garden, and tho anplano was deafening as
the young women began their race lor fame
nnd posbiulo Untune.
Mllo.Arniaindo.asubstantial young womau,
is a Fiench-Canadian, born at St. Ann's,
Otiebec. Hie is twenty-fivo cars of oge. and
though she has tho thighs of an athlete,
weighs only 147 pounds. She wore a waist
and tights of plum color and a jockoy cap of
tho same color in velvet. She has n record of
842 mileB in sevouty-two hours, ond 1.050
miles in six days.
She forged immediately to the front and
maintained her position, despite the ofTorta
of her nearest competitors to dislodge her
from her position. She rides a 48-inch Cham
pion machine, and with tho strength of a
man, and did the first mile in exactly four
Jessio Oakes, in ft wine-colored corsage
and lavender fleshings, bright red bows and
black cap, followed close upon her, prosalug
the Frenchwoman for first place.
Then it wub a momentary struggle between
the leaders, urged on by the applause of tho
spectators: no matter who was ahead in the
total distance tiavelled, thcro was a mo
mentary race for supremacy between the
young women at tho head of the somewhat
disorderly orocession, and tho varying for
tunes ottho riders of the two. wheeled steedH
made the race very exciting aud of much
For an hour, despite the heroulean efforts
of Armaindo, Jessio Woods, Uattie Lewis,
Kitty Drown, Jessie Oakes and Helon Bald
win pursuod her, and at the finish of tho first
hour there was hardly a lap between tho
veteran and hor younger competitors.
Maggie McShano. in a bright green velvet
riding coat, half-skirt and knoe trousers, her
yellow-brown hair confined only with n
ribbon of blue, and fifteen-buttoned slioeB
reaching almost tn her knees, championed
Ireland in tho raeo.but her machine proved to
bo too heavy for hor and she left tho track
in the second mile.
Lottio Htanloy, the dark-haired, round
faced fairy who won the February race and
tho championship of the world, was a pretty
poem in blue velvet costume, with swan's
down trimmiugs and red silk shoes. She
wore the Police Gazelle championship modal
and was cheered nt every turn of the traok.
She set out on a 40-inch whtel, but soon ex
changed it for one four Inches taller, tbe
time consumed in tho change retarding her
o that she was two and a quarter miles bo
hind tho leaders at tbo end of the first hour.
Miss Stanley is a Pittsburg girl and rodo
25J miles in tho Last forty-eight-hour raoo.
bhe exclaimed to-day: "1 would die on the
wheel heforo I would take that medal off my
Jessie Oakes, a Lancashire lassie and n
favorite in this race, is twenty-two years old.
She was costumed in wine-colored waist,
lavender fleshings Bcarlet bows and red and
blank jockoy cap. She rides a 48-mch"bike"
in this roco.
Jessio Woods, of Philadelphia, is but
seventeen ye nrs old. She Iihb riddon 3515f
miles, boating all tho others in this race. Bhe
sits i gracefully on a 47-inoh wheel.
Helen Baldwin, tho flashing, black-oyod,
beauty of tho last race, in short darK hair and
baby face, appeared in deep blue tights aud
light blue ribbons. Bhe rodo a 49-inch wheel,
and held her own with the leaders.
Hattie Lewis rides tho biggest machine.
She comes from tho Smoky City, and Is tall,
Render nnd dark. Her wheel is fifty-two
niches high, and she rides with consummate
Those who suppose tho bicycle raoo to bo
immodest in any of its features should divest
themselves of the idea. It is a happy relief
i slx ,lays wn tl" Plodding go.os.you
Please, iho competitors are all bright.lresh,
womanly girls.aud'thoir dress is only such as
fines full play to the muscles of tho lower
rri ,vjtlltll, undue display of thoir charms.
i he girls are all in earnest, and tho con-
stant sjiurts of tho riders give 'the. spectators
me boneflt of a sories of races for momentary
I supremacy. Tho speed is quite terrific, tho
rulers keeping up, hour aftor hour, tho Bpced
Ilie race continued only two hours from
midnight, and will go on again from 3 to 5
o clock this afternoon; from 8 to 1 o'clock
to-night and continuing aftornoons and oven
ings till the close of the wook. Tho work of
the two hours this morning is indicatcel in
tho following score;
lA.y. 2 a v
Baldwin IS. a uti.7
Woods IS. 2 SiO.n
Lewis 1S.U U0.7
Oakes lo.B 30.7
Urown lft.2 Slt.7
Armaindo 14.7 "JILtl
Htanloy IV! 7 35,7
McShano 1.7 1.7
Tho Sixty-ninth Regimental Band played
with more spirit than for tho past woeK, aud
the tirosome effects of the go-nB-you-nlcase
had given placo to tho enlivening influence
of tho fiftcou.milcs-an.hour pace of the fair
disputants of tho two-whoel raco.
There is constant excitement in the bicyclo
contest. Tho young women, spurting for a
few miles, prosent to tho casual nlbervern
sories of spirited races, anil tliero is an ele
ment of danger in tho rapid scuttling of tho
alendor wheels with thoir dainty riders which
makes the race thrilling aud exciting.
DIVIDING THE GATE MONEY.
The Pleven 1'cttcstrln.ns llecelvo Tlirlr Al
lotted Hlinre of tbe Krrelpli,
Tho seven pedestrians who reached tho 500
mile limit in last week's weary tanbark tiamp
met in the office of tho Madison Bquaro Oaidon
st 13.no o'clock to-day to receive tho fruit of
Editor Charles M. Colvln, of tho Clipper, and
W. A. Hoagland appeared in behalf of tho
Manager O'Brien reported that 0,a!H paid for
ticketi weio taken in at tho door, tho cinh
lecoived fm samo amounting to J4.UU7.
Iho "lied ' get half of thin, lens t.'llM.which
noes to their leprosoutatn en and iitljer officials;
JI.OT.'l.riO, thcretnro, wan to bo divided among
the walkers, as follows:
Heity, 4U per cent., receives if78f).(10; Cart
wriKht, 18 per cent., .'lfi.:i3; Noroniac, Id
per cent., t'iltfl.10: Hegelman, 13 per cent.,
J3:i(J.:t8; Unghc, H per cent., l.ri7.H3; (lol
don. r percent, U8.70; W. Smith, 3 percent.,
tun. 48, a)
Tho men were handed checks for these
amounts on the Second National Bank, signed
by Mr. Colvln.
SAID TO BE MARY E. TOBIN.
Hut T.lllle Doubt hn to tlie Drowned
Tliero seems to bo little dnubt that the body of
tho woman who was picked up on tho rocks of
tho Statcu Island shore at a point just above tho
Quarantine station in that of MatvE. Tobin,
for whom inquiries havo been made by relatives
in McKcesport, Pa.
Tho body wan removed to the Moreno and
efforts wero made to havo tho girl Identified.
Tho woman watt evidently twetity-i icht or
thilty voars of age, with light complexion and
brown bail. She was about 5 feet r inches tall
and of plump build.
Nothing was found on her except a Protestant
BpiKcnpai prayer-book and a gold ling set with a
cat's-eye. Tho woman alo woro a black Jet pin
and two beaded Jet bracelet.
Dr. S. A. HobiiiHon, of West Now Brighton,
telephoned Coroner Kncliex thin moinlng that
Mary Tohin, who had been hl oltlco asulstant
for two years, had injsteuonsly disapiearcd on
On April 13 she resigned her position, saying
that she was going to her home at Franklyn.l'a.
Two dajs later sho shipped two of her trunks
by express, one addroieei to Brooklyn aud the
other to Franklin. The latter trunk did not
reach its destination and is still missing.
He said that she was well educated and was
engaged to be married tn the Fall. She was to
go to Franklin. Pa., whore the ceiemony was to
be performed and would then fettle down.
MAYOR GRANT INVISIBLE.
Mayor Grant did not como down to tho City
Hall this morning, and it was stated by his con
fidential clerk that ho has not seen him since
Friday and does not know where he is.
Tho absence of tho Major just at a time when
there aro a number of important appointments
to bo made gave rice to tho rumor that negotia
tions aro in progress which iuvohes the passage
of tinMayor's lapid transit bill bv tlio Leirisla
ture. boforo itH adjournment next Thmsday,
and tho naming of one or more Iteiiiibliraus tor
the vacant Conimiabiouersliips or Police Justice-
'lhomasC. Piatt is said to figure lu this now
deal, which, it is said, involves the rescue juf
Mayor Grant's ltapld Transit bill from the As
sembly ltallroad Committee aud its passage with
tlioaidof ltepublieau votes.
Chambers street in the neighborhood of tho
Public Works building was orowded to-day with
men who are aching to give their servicia to tho
city for a consideration.
Ooiuinisslnnor (lilioy, how over, did not ubo
his axe for their bcutfit to-day.
BULLS AND BEARS ARE VOTING.
Tho annual election for officers of the Stock
Exchango is holding to-day. Tliero is littlo ex
citement, for theie is but ono ticket in tho Mold
It is as follows;
President William L. Bull. Secretary Geo,
W. Ely. Trcainter I). C. Hays. Chairman
James Mitchell. Trustee of Gratuity Fiinil (to
servo five years) W. B. Dlokerman. Members
of Governing Commlttee-F. K. Sturgis. 11. K.
f pilars. It. H. 'lbornai. It. Lunburaor, H.
Tilgiiman. B. T. Ilussell, L. L. Boiiodlct, II. J.
Morse, W. II. Ooadby. W. C. Floyd-Jones. I).
A. Lindley. Nominating Committee l. L.
Barnes, T. L. Hanson, jr. ; John allace, 1).
Chauocoy, jr., and David Kichmond.
AFFIiYINQ FOR A RECEIVER.
Ex-Judge rullerton appeared beforo Judgo
Lawrence In Part I. of tho Supremo Com t to
day in behalf of Henry F. Glllig, to piess the
motion to havo a ltceiver appointed for the
profits of tho Booth-Ilairett combination.
Mi Gillig decision that in 18S.1 tho American
Exchange, of which Mi. Gilllg Is tho manager,
lent Mr. Barrett moro than 140,000.
Barrett agreed, ho says, to pay 10 per cent,
per week of his net earnings of tho llooth.Bar
rett combination until the debt was sottlpd.
Hob Ingcrsoll appeared in behalf of Mr. Bar-
reiIo wanted to know if his client was charged
with owing Gillie or tho American Lvchaiiitt.
nd tho pioceeiilngs weio adjourned until Judge
Lawrence could decide.
Ilootli nd Hsrrett aro In Ban Francisco. Mr.
Gillie i in New York, but did not appear in
WILSON DENIES IT.
Tho New Health President on a Story
as to His Baltimore Record.
Thinks Himself a Victim Rather than the
Wrecker of the Defunct Companies.
Ho Clnlms to Hnvo Lost 980,000 by
Indorsing Their Notes.
A story was printed in n morning paper
to.day purporting to give an account of tho
early business and professional career in
Baltimore of Charles Gcorjo Wilson, tho
newly appointed President of tbo Board of
In it it was Btatcd that in 1871 Mr. Wilson
and his partner. Thomus 11. Clendouiu, then
young lawyers In flidtimoro, started thrco
loan unel building associations, known iu tho
e iunt.Es oEonois wilron.
Franklin Land and Loan Company, tho
Chesapeake Mutunl Land and Building Asso
ciation and tho Lexington Savings Bunk,
Fire Insuraneo and Loan Company.
It was charged that Mr. Wilson, who was
said to bo tho President of one of thoso com
panies, a director in another and Treasurer
in the thlid, had so mismanaged theso
compiniesthat in 1874 thoy wout into bank
ruptcy. The stockholders lost nil thoir
mone'V. whllo Wilson and his associates got
bold of the bulk of tbo property, anil the
former camo to Now York in oreler to avoid
tho creditors and stockholder of tho bank
President Wilson rccoivod a reporter of
The Kveniso Woiiid in tho offico of tho
Health Department this morning.
Ho did not soom very seriously disturbed
over tho story which lead boen published
nbut him, although ho showed somo signs of
" It is vory unpleasant to havo such things
said about one," ho replied. ' ' All tho more
so when tho charges nre unlruo lu every re
spect, so far as any crooked practices on my
part are concerned.
" Tliero is only just enough truth in tbo
general story of my transactions in Baltimore
lit that timo'in connection with those laud
companies to givo curroncy to tho mnuy
iuuendos and insinuations w-hleh it contains
against my business integrity.
" It is true that I was connected with thoso
companies, but neither as President, Treasu
rer or eiireclor in any ono of thorn. I was
simply counsel, and although I hud a good
deal to do with tho management of them, it
was simply in that capacity.
"Tho conipauius woro organized upon n
good financial basis and for tho first two or
three .tears they made a vory largo amount of
money, for reol estate was then vory activo,
and values, though high, were advancing.
' The first year tho stockholders got 25 por
cent, in dividends, and in tho thrco years ono
of them paid as much as 'J I per cent, in divi
dends. Nobody complained then.
" When tbe panio camo in 1873, as every
body knows, it w as followed by a great con
traction of values, especially in real estate,
und our companies which had all their absets
in real property suffered.
"It was simply the result of an uuforluuato
business transaction in which I suffeicdos
wcliasothors. Iwnsalargo creditor of tho
companies, having lost about 80.000, which
I hud to pay out as iudorser un tho com-
" I feo it is statod that I reserved property
for uns'jlf under certain leases which cost
me little or nothing. That is absolutely false.
I bought cousideroblo property, paying tho
market price for it, and lost as much as any
one elso who hud invested in real csla .eat
" Tho Lexington Company lias paid 100
ccntMiu tho dollar, tho Cbcsupcako Com
pany more than LO ceuts mid tho l'miiklm
Company a smaller proportion The unuirs
of tlieto latter companies mo still m Inunda
tion, nnd it iH certain that thovwillbo ublo
to still further S'ltisfy theit creditors.
" As for uie li living Baltimore" to avoid any
consequences eif tho failure, tho charge is
absurd, for I lived theio until 1877, when I
ciiiun to Now York.
"I havo been in Baltiinorn many tlmen
every year since then, und was there yostor
dav. Iho records eif the courts w ill show
just what tho transactions wcro, and they aro
all on lllo there. Thcro is nothing secret
" If there had been anything crooked in tho
matter, do ou suppose thev would not pros
ecuted mo beforo this? The'y could hnvo
reached mo here in New York as vvoll as in
Baltimore I havo never practised tho slight
cht concealment, and am not aware that I
ever m all my life did auv ono knowingly an
" I shall consult with my counsel and, if
the chaigosnro mado more definite, will bo
ubld to take tomo action upon thorn.
"I regard it as an unwarranted attack
upon mo and on a par with tho story that I
was appointed to my present osition through
a deal with Mr. Stokes, of tho Hoffman
House. That story was porfect rot.
' I want to say that when Mr. Stokos's
rent was rodueod from 25.000 to 820,000 a
year it was becaiibo ho said ho would not pay
"He hail made improvements to tho ex
tent of f 7,000 or iJ8,000, and if his rent had
not been reducod he would have closed up
his placo. I looked around to try and get
another tenant, but the best offer that I could
obtain for tho premises was ?1d.(jO0, so we
concluded to closn with Mr. Htokes.
" I have a good many enemies, who have
done ovtrvthing to try to Injure me, und uot
the least of thorn aro the managers of tho
" 1 hnvo bcuton them nt oven' point. Not
long ngo tliuy started tho report that tho
Consolidated Lxehiinge' propoity was nearly
swamped with mortsoges ow lug to my inim.
agemcut of its affairs. I showed conclusively
that the story was utterly fnlso, aud that tbo
building and property was entirely free from
"I do not menu to imply that tho same
people nro responsible for the present story,
but it's on u par With thoir other attnct.s."
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AN EDITOR SHOT DEAD.
His Brotlior-in-Liw Mistook Him for
a Morning Burglar.
K Sad Tragedy that Has OYerwhelmed
Two Families in Springfield.
Tho OcntI Sinn n Ilurvnrrt Grndtinto
anel of tho 'ncpubllcan, Staff.
rsrecut. to tub ivisisn woblp.i
Brr.iMiMEM), Mass., May 13. An acci
dental tragedy of this morning, with James
Becbe Smith, city editor of tho Republican, as
its victim, has pluugod two families into al
most overwhelming grief.
Smith was instantly killed by a shot from
a gun hold by his brother-in-law, lloyal B.
Sturtovaut, who supposed he was shooting a
The sad affair occurred at the home of W.
F. Sturtevant, fathor.in.law of the dead man,
in Elliott street.
The elder Sturtovaut is off on a fishing
trip to tho Baugelev lakes nnd his sou ltoyal
was in charge of tho house.
Mr. Smith, his wifo aud little daughtor
woro also staving at tho house for a few days.
The duties of Mr. Smith, at tbn rrrnihUran
ofiico, keop him busy nights, but last night,
unknown to Mr. Sturtovaut, ho wasoT duty.
Burglars attempted to enter tho house early
this morning, and vouug Hturtcvsnt got up
to recclvo thorn, lie went into the hallway
with his gun, having Hist teen a man in the
yaril below his window.
In tho hull auothor man confronted him.
Ho raised his w eat ion and fired.
Tho man whom he shot was his brother-in-law.
Smith, and tho latter fell dead by tho
sido of his wife.
Thoy, too, had been aroused by tbo bur
glars and bad como out into tho hall.
Smith was a young man, a Harvard gradu
ate of '8.1, and hud been employed on tho
Jlniublican siuco Ins graduation.
Ho whs the sou of Herman Smith, the well
known civil engineer.
The brother-in-law, Sturtevant, is only
twonty-two j ears of ago, and is nearly crazy
over the event.
THOSE CROXIN INTERVIEWS.
THEY ARS NOT RECEIVED WITh GENERAL
CONFIDENCE IN CHICAGO.
rsrrcui. to tux i.vihiso wmmi
CiiirAno. May in, Hardly Icsb temarkable
than the Dr. Croniu disappearance, aud tho co
incident trunk mystery is tho amount of news
paper fnklug which has boen done over the case.
While tho belief Is gaining ground that Cronin
is in Canada and that ho has been seen in Tor
onto, the reported interviews with him there
are to a large extent discredited here.
Particular incredulity is expresed here as to
that nait of the Interview published this morn
ing in which the Doctor is msdo to assert that
ho had discovered that tlie-Clau-na-Gael bad de
creed his death.
" A man was appointed as my executioner."
Dr. Cinuinis made to say. " suit preparations
were in uetlio piogicss to accomplish the deed."
Thodoetoi is also made lodcclarn that he will
make some disclosures soon which will open the
cyos of the public amorally and make the hair
stand on the heads of several Chicago and New
On toti of all this, the interview bcimr con
cluded, tho retioit makes Croniu dodge the in
ten low cr and his detoctiv e, aud disappear again
from sight and kuowledce.
1 liHories bold here on tho interview are diverse
Ono idea is thnt Croniu really gave tho inter
view, but meant it to be misleading. Another
is that tin whole purpose of tho Canadian
stoue is to intensify tho gcueiHl bewilderment
nter the ease and to coverup Cromu'u real llight
The A etc this moinlng openly avowed its dis
belief in the Toronto stories and publishes mes
sages ft out two reliable Toronto newspaper tuon.
the first of which is as follows:
"ho fai us known, Cronin is not here, but
there is no certainty."
The other niessaKo sy: "Cannot find any
thing about Cronin, Whole story from Chicago
belie ed to b a take. "
COLLECTOR ERIIAUDT'S NEW AXE.
It Is Very Slinrp nml Nipped Off Four
Heads This Morning.
Collector Erhardt made the following changes
in the CuHtom-Houso to-day: AithurW. Clark,
inspector at $4 a day. ictnoved for misconduct;
Peter Marx, elevator conductor at 4840, ie
moved for misconduct: James Smith, ganger's
laborer at t'J.fiO por day, removed for making a
talse slutcincut, and Gtoige W Crooks, a
mcsstngei in the Seventh illusion, no cause lie
in l' assigned.
J'atiiek (linley was appointed messenger at a
salary of 1840.
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A Gang of Laborers Euriod Under
Bodies Terribly .Mangled Whon
Taken from tho Ruins.
Two Hen Instantly Killed and Several
The Survivor Sny the Dianiter Wus
4 Due to Gross Negligence.
Panic and death accompanied tho total col
.lapso of an old two. story brick building, 151
Sitting street, this morning.
Tho dead aro:
Jamlr Joremi , German laboror. resi
dence 418 West Twonty.soventh atftot.
Patrick G11.W.X, laborer, lOiilayard atrect.
Tho injured aro :
Gronar. Tiiomah, foreman of pang, married,
of 132 West Thlrty.fifth street, mangled
about tho face and body, lolten to St. Vin
Thomas Cnow, laborer. 418 West Twenty
soouth btroct, b.ight; bodily injuries; went
HoRklcssnoss, it Is charged, caused tho dis
aster. A week ago a gone of men apponrod at;d
began to pull tbn old hotiso down.
Thoy went iihead in n baitpy-po-lucky
fashion, nnd mado no uttempt to biaco tho
Gcorgo Thomas was foreman and Con
tractors Henry McGregor ft Donaldson bossed
At 7 o'clock this morning the men wont to
work as usual.
They wero scattered all over tho old houso
bammoring, pulling, hauling down the
rafters, walls and flooring. Strange it uetcr
occurred to them that they wero nt work In n
lilneo that might at any moment bocomu their
Dust loso in clouds, and people stood in
tho street nnd watched tho tdd lumber mid
brick lly down to tho ground lrom every part
of the house.
At 11. SO a. M. there was a sudden ominous
quiter of tho walls and eroi-R beams.
Por an instaut the ancient dwelling quiv
ered and shivered liko n vessel going down at
Within tho building the dirt-begrimod
workmen shouted hoarse adrico and warn
iugs tOTtach other.
For a moment those in tho streetTould seo
tbom scampering from tho booms in nn effort
Boforo any of them conltl roach tho street,
however, the walls foil in, tho flooring, luiu.
her and other building material crashed
down, and the whole pilo collapsed with a
tiorco, rumbling roar.
Above tbo nofao of tho falling walls came
tho piercing shrieks of thoo within.
Then, like rats from n trap, thoso who had
escaped setiouH injury wero seen beating
nnd bursting their way with strength born of
desperation tint of tho ddbriu. 'lheir cloth
ing was in rtigN.
Willing hands hastened to help them.
Although they wore all moro orlops cut and
bruised, only one, Thomas Crow, suffered n
suvero injury. His right arm nnd leg wok
sprained, and ho was sent home in n carriage
Tho roll was rallod on the strcot, and threo
moii wero found to bo missing.
1 hree ainbulauco calls were issued at once.
Search for those know u to be in tho ruins
A willing band of voluntcora sot to work,
and sent bricks, mortar aud wood-work fly.
ing in every direction.
The man known as James Josoph was
He was bevond all human aid then though.
His bead hail been smashed to n jelly and ho
was a horrible mass of blood, brains, hair
aud dirt, without auy semblance of humanity
left at nil. Hts left arm had been torn off.
A fow minutes later the body of Gillcn
It id so was fearfully mangled anil de.
Then George '1 homes, tho foreman of tho
gang, was found under a pile of brick.
Ho was alive, but groaning in agony. Ho
was carried tenderly out to the street.
Ho presented a horriblo appearance. His
right oje bad been gouged out of tho socket,
nnd the noto bad bet n torn off his fnco.
His right cheek had been cut clean off.
With nil that ho was able to talk, and a
more pitiablo spectoclo is rarely seen than
that presuted bv tho uuforluuato mini lying
on the street, telling his name ami address,
and murmuring : "My poor wife) ! My poor
Tho survivors of tho nccidont blnmo their
employers as being tho rausa of it.
Fifteen minutes after tho building fell
Contractor McGregor arrived on the scone.
Ho looked at tho dtad bodies lying on tho
sidewulk. and then with tears running down
his choeks cried: "My God! My God!
Why didn't you brace that wall as I told
j on "
Ho was completely overcome. He was
takou to tho Prince street station, where bo
said that he had given orders to brnco up tho
wall early lu the morning, but he had been
The accident happened in tills way: All
of the second story hnuuis bad bet 11 taken
taken down but ouo. Tho westerly wall was
also down. Twelve feet of the easterly wall,
afoot nnd a half thick, remained standing.
Orders were ghen to take down the remain,
ing second story beam.
Frank Moran, ouo of the laborers, climbed
up on tbe doorsill with crow bur in hand
Gillcn, Thomas, Josoph and Martin Hcalov
were stauding lu the ceittie of tho first story.
Moran dislodged tho beam aud it fell with
crash on the first-story beams. The shock
was n bard one, anil a second lator Crow
yelled outt " Look out for tho wall!"
Hcaley made a desperate lean for the other
sloe, but went through tho beams into tho
cellar. As be leaped he heard Thomas say:
' Mv God ! Pin done for."
The others could not be socu. Ilealey
escaped. ll declares tbo wall was not
bract d, and that tho shock of the fal'ing
beam brought it down.
NOBLE GAMBLERS REMANDED.
I.OS1K1K, M ID. Tito distinguished pus
oners an cited eatlv yesttrday morning in tho
raids on the gambling rooms at the Field and
Adrlphi clubb. in thu fit), weie arraigned this
morning and remanded f"r a week.
'I bore wero noblemen of several uatinnalries.
Knglisli, French, and Ilelgtan among tin num.
bcr, and the raid and arrests have canted a
grat social senaatiou. ,
The F.arl of Until? . I.ortls Lurgan aud Paulet,
Ilaron Perarro. and others were included in tho
I Fleldlnj Club haul.
GIANTS HOME AGAIN.
Thoir Formal Opening at St. George's
to Ocour To-Day.
Tbe Grounds Decorated and Distin
guished People Invited Thither.
An Kxplnnntlon of tho Piny That Lost
Last Snturdity's Gnmc.
The groat event of tho baseball season in
this city will tako placo to-day.
Tho Now York llasoball Club is to hold its
formal opening of tho season on Its new
grounds on Statcu Island,
Tho Cleveland Club, tho enfant lerribln of
tho League, will bo opposed to tho Giants in
tho gnmo, which will begin at 3. 45 o'clock.
Tho gamo, as playod nt St, George's, will
be reproduced on The Uveniko Wo!h.d'h bul
letin board, wharo all gooel cranks are invited
to sto it, without mouoy and without prico.
And in nddition The F.vumo World
llnsohiiU Lxtm will contain what will tie
tho most complete nnd graphic report of the
gutuo ami tho occasion which a uowspapcr's
columns have ever held.
'Iho Hlaten Island grounds arn handsomely
decorated, and Cnppu's Hand will discourso
sweet music for an hour ptovious to trio be
ginning of tho game.
Handsomely eugruved cards of invitation
havo been sent to penplo of prominence, nnd
a notable gathering is looked for.
Itothtiov. Hill nnd Mayor Grant nro ex.
peeled to bu present.
Tlio Giautn will mako their bows to their
Gotham liners as champlonsof tho world and
of Ilrooklyn, nnd if they do not hold first
placo just at presold, thoy nre very near it.
Dining their recent trip to Philadelphia
tho Giants did good work, nnd but for n
wonderful decision of a rocontly appointed
umpire tho last gamo in tho Quaker City
would hnvo beon u victory for tbo visitors.
In Boston, with a sadlv cripplod team, the
boys broko oven.
The last gamo at tho Hub was a bard ono
A single misplay, if it cau bo railed such,
cost tho Giants tho game.
Tills bas not vet been nrotiarlv exnlained.
If it had I ceu Murphy, to whom tlio error
was charged, would not bo so much blamed.
The play was this: With Clatksonou thirel
aud Drown on second. Johnstcjn hit to Hat
field, who fielded tho ball to Mrrrphy. Clark
sou had started for homo, but teeing that
Murphy held tho ball ba turned nnd ran back
Whitney was standing on one sidooftho
baso line, near tho bag, and Ward on the
Murphy threw to Whitney, but Clarkson
Bworvod from tho liuo and ran directly for
'1 ho ball struck Clarkson on tbe leg and
bounded for enough into tbo field to allow
both Clarkson and llrowii to score.
Murphy's throw was directed aright, but
Clarkson, though perhaps unwittingly, pre
vented the bsH from reaching the etestiua
Interference was claimed but was not al
lowed, and those two runs won tho game for
WHY HE DECIDED TO DIE.
Groans weio heard issuing from room 04 in
tho Now House, a lodging-house at "12 Bowery,
at 7,:io this morning.
The door was broken open by Patrolman Con
nor, who found Oeorgo llobinson, a weak and
sickly man, fifty vcarsnf age, insenaiblo from
tlio effects of chlorofoim.
Ho came to the place last March, has beon suf
fering ever since from iMCunioianfiifn, and could
M-arcely move around.
At hlsbeiNide weie found sovcial letters.
Due of them wai addressed to Thomas Clark,
Chain Dam, Northampton, County Pa.
In it ho statt s that his re asoua for committing
suicide wire brought on bv his teinblu Illness,
which ho sjh came from handling sterling oro
at Chain Dam. He also asks Mr. Clark to rivo
thanks to (len. Keeder for Uuduess dune to
On the back of tho letter was written:
The moral axon) of no. crntamplatlna aulclda la Inde
scribable, el it U hsttur not toliathaiiloboron.clouaof
proline lutlrmfllnalnriddntal to old aia, rsnduriuf ua
hvlplri,. and an ijeoru to frlanda about it
Anotliei letter was addressed to the Coroner.
Th pennr acrllililora will And nothlnr arn.allonal or
romantic In Una hantr il-nila-. If tba U0 which 1 ha?a
In my puratt ara not a illUH'nt for a modarate plant. I a.k
that m body may bn clren to aome lutdiral collega.
Mhrrn tla roudllioii may prjta an hiter.atiofone to old
and sounx practlllonars
He was removed to Ht, Vincent's Hospital and
bis chiitces for rcrnveiy aro slight. He looked
like an iiittliigent man and woie Aland Army
buttons on his vut.
He alttnys spoke freely of big men as his ac
quaintances, and It is supposed that he has a
long and sad history.
HIS LAST MBSSAOE A BULLET.
Newdcho, N. Y., May lib Charles Stewart,
assiatuiit oiratorat the Western I'uioii olllcc In
this city, committed suicide at 7.31) o clock thin
morning at his home on Coldou street.
Stewart had taken a customary moinlng walk,
and returning to tho office opened it and made
eter thing resdy for the day's business at
usual. He was apparently In the beat of spiriti,
remarking to a fi tend as he passed out- "PI
no home, get my breakfast and hurry back."
He went home, and as was Jils habit proceeded
to the bathroom, re inaining there longer than
customary, and, lueakfait being ready, his
mother Infontiid him or that luet.
He responded aud said ho would be down in a
moment. A seeondlatei tbesouiid of a revolvtr
shot was htard, and on forcing the door Sttwart
was found breathing his last, 'J he bullet ha I
entered the heait.
Stewart was a model voting man, and no les
sen cau he given foi his lash act.
J'or TnOlorrotr, l.nat ll nt (intlrtibur.
Hudson Cot'.-ar Diiivimi Pahk, N. J., May
t:i. Here aie the entries aud probable starters
for Outttiiburg, Tuesday. May 14:
Fliai Hae I'utaa two. beaten honea n-aii;ottiA
ul a mill, ilarahatl A , I'll Judie Norton, VI I 'Id-i-nrauli,
l'.'l. hlaaliar. llHlAtlantl. It., 1 18, Manila
Il , All (It. Ilo Nimrol. 111. laborer, 100, U
itanli-re, U)j Ktnrmkl liliuc, l()." lb
!-... 111 J Haco I'ut.a tglltl. beaten horaea. .aeon fur
built' Vlatlna. I'M llolhwt'll 1'Jl.Ulaiklhorne I'll,
KriHinna. IIH Haotrullt 117 llArwood. 1 1 1 , l,ail, --r.
117 Ultto llaid HA. dlenota llfi. Hoodie,
11,,, frnarloua, Uh. Ian llookli, 1(1.1 llolhmoou
pi iluld VaM til'y, III Katie, 111 lli
Ih.rdUare I'tira i'.'OO.asiliiis allimanoea, all and
niie-lMlf lurtonaa. -l.kn Almond, 11, lomaa, 11, t
1I- e)t 11.'. Vaiillar 110,8am llroeru. 1IU, Hanker
110 llarJ.litli, 107 Pat tlakle). 107 .Nutano, 10, ,
1 en ipte. Hit. Veto, IU7.'Iitnl, 107 Peter I, , It), ,
P.i.oniike, HI. ,llal(ta. Hl'ilb, , t ,. . ,
ruurthllare-I'uriwil.'Od ai and a half fntlorr.
IVneloi lg.1 St .Jotin. llfi Count l.orA. ltpj. tr d
111. w.HiQ lUeiiuet, l'i() llelwllion.l'.'dt Andyla-I,
IV'i I'atStoraii. li:, Delaware, ll.i llatlvor I.'ah ',
ll.'i Ata.e us Sock. 107. W ti Hum.. 10...
Dana, US Mlimail, tit) lb
1 nth ltac-l'ura it.lOOt aaUlna- ahowanrea one
mile Melodrama, 1 IS, Olatler, lit). O.cor'ie. 110.
( arrw l , 10-1 rlahiia, 101 Julia Miller, W 1 tilen.
luio, Pl Nauklpmi. H. Ik
Kutii llaoo 1'urao ('.'(SI allowAnceat ona mile and an
ichlu. tleo Ainiiia, ISO. Ton Uasryer, 1V0 t!o
tello.tyo ratk.illc, 1 lfi lluillradt.lirii Jl-ntraore,
lift ruuta (1 , Hot ltd Prlnca llfii Niia, llOi IJp.
fano. 110, Kaieetr, 105 Al.a. 105 1 1 rankle 11 , 105)
M.rlin, 105) KlDg U.. 105 lb.
LIST EDITION 1
BISHOP DEAD. 1
Tho Mind Boador's Evontful Lifo -B
Suddenly Ended. ' "9
Diforce, Marriage, Insanity and Death in M
a Few Months. IS
Ho Fell in n Fit This Morning nttht H
Lambs' Club In This City. jB
Washington Irving Bishop, the noted mind B
reader, died at tho Lambs Glub, St Wast JHH
Twenty-sixth stroct, at 12.10 this aftcrnoOa.
wasiiinoton inviMa pisttor. $H
Ho had beon lying there several dayaraffffi ,JS
ing from nervous prostration. Jnl
The Lambs' Club gavo a dinner last night bI
and Bishon was ono of tho guests. 'fU
At 1 a. m. President Green asked him to uLlH
perform n fow tricks. ' wH
Ho did so, but a minute lator ho fell in H
catalaptic fit. .
Dr. Berwyn, ono of tho guests, examined d
him aud Bishop was taken to on upper room. 3jH
At 4 a. M. he was takon with another cats IJIH
loptic fit. ' H
Dr. Lee was thon called in to attend him. J!H
Bishop, however, never regained ooa- '
Mrs. Bishop, tho nowly wedded wife of the '-gfl
mlnd-rcador. Is iu Philadelphia. 1SH
Sbo has been notified. ' fM
Thin tragic ov out cloici a career of restless &H
adventure nnd constant notoriety. ''fl
Bishop many years ago won the distinction &ftfl
of being tho cleverest "mind reader" and !!B
psychological professor iu the world. He ifl
learned his art in Eugland, and reaped a rich if teH
harvest in this country. 'JtS
Over a vear ago Bishop foil a victim to the 'VlU
cocaluo habit, and it Jod him into much Jfll
Ho had married Helen G. Loud, a young Mas
widow, in Bostou in 1880, and now sbo came fPH
out with a story of constant wrong and iC'fl
cruelty at his hands.
She said ho became n porfect maniao when !
under the influence of the drug and often (
beat her. sU
She also alleged that he had married JfW
nnuthor woman in 1W5. aud alleged that he SgjB
was otherwiso unfaithful to his marriage bWavI
In Jnnu ary of this year a fearful scene oc- fH
curred between Mr, and Mrs. Bishop at the sU
Maxwell House at Nashville. Teun. Mrs. 3IH
Bishop was heard screuming terribly, and dmt
when the door was broken open tbe wife was jKJ
found cowering on tho floor in tears, and $
Bishop stood over her in his shirtsleeves, Ji"B
whii in baud. &fl
JlrR. Bisltop No. 2 at once began suit for l&aH
absolute divorco in the New York Supreme IrH
Court, and llithop started for tho Sandwioh WM
At San Francisco, on his way to the -vtal
islands, the mind-reader became unmauage- ?
able and wus put in an insane uBylutu, where t-B
he remained soveral weeks. H
On March 27 Judge Adams granted an -wU
absolute divorce to Mrs. Helen G. Bishop. JrU
The somo day on receipt of the news, ftB
Bishop, who was doing some of his wonders fflU
beforo'a large audieuco at Minneapolis, fell iB
down iu a fit of catalepsy and was uncon- 'H
scions a wholo day.
Only four days after this. March 31, Bishop &
was married acain to wife No. 1. f
He explained that he considered himself Pfl
previously legally married to her, but went (e9
through the ceremony in order to protect his gl
little daughter's good name.
FOUND DEAD IN THE RUINS.
WATCnjfAX MEIER TROBABLT BURNED TO M
HEATH BY AN EXPLODING LAMP. .1
The charred body of Watchman George E. .
Me) er.w as found this morning among the debris
of tho Long Island ltallroad storage building in j
Hunter's Point, which was destroyed by fire hut ,
Tho icmains were removed to Harran'a y
Moine, iu Iluntei's Point, ami Corouer'ltobln- '
sou uotlllid, '
The general Isillef is that while making one of ;
his usual tours or the building the lamp which
he carried tn his hand exploded and enveloped
him in flames,
llisbod was found directly near the spot the
fire was first discovered in.
Tno Ilroihrra Killed. '
IsryriAL to iiie hvknivo wnituvt
PoaTsuoUTti. 0., May til. Wilson and Amos ;ffl.
Cooper, brothers, were shot and killed by Henry
Nichols at a tlaueo here, 'iho throe had qmvr- M
relied, aud Nichols had warned tho brothers to '
keep their (listaiice They did not heed the P
warning, and the shooting followed Jl
I'tiir. I'ollotvrd h Unlit Knlna. 3t
i WAsni.NOTox.May 13. "
AmKrpmm J'or Eastern A'ew Tork
pr !wiM Ham, Sotloueaov light 3-
rJT jPrSm I'n'iis; easterly ictitOs;
BiTBs)R $ itallniiarv temperature w
BjOlJlL lii northern portion; IK
HlzlHTTBr'-ji'C' tllglillv iearmer lit Jjj
JtFjv&kwficQA southern pm-tlon, M
ZfzJ?PJji Thk WEATBEtt To- T
7k. AAfl KM tav. lmueated by )A
0tsiyllrffi Blakely's telo-thermom-
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