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1V , ' THE SUN; FRIDAY, JULY JO 1800. 5j 1$
.QOLONIA WINS AGAIN.
1 -irv wisp, !! '" ojuebt titjj
I cnvJStutB or inn a. r. a,
I ... B ft"01 !ew oisdos, to HhalUr
.ivm v,r na wu"
', '" Th AeMhln' Huti Car.
A niittsroiiT. July 0. There u th usual
v ; WnitlouofrMn. wind, una foe to-day when
' .Mhnl Corinthian mariner comprising; the
I iiJintlo Yocbt Clnb'e fleet started oa the
I foot day's ron of thelr crnl" from N,w J00-
tm to Bbolter Wand. Yachtsmen, ae a rule,
I Ihu to like Shelter Island better than anr
I "Sir port on the Sound, bat whether tt U the
I Mtllr besutlful harbor or tha hundred of
I Mtltri1'1 wulcn ltrct lhBm "would be a
I Slflcoll mattor to oar. Tho faot remains, how
I er tbnt the largest fleet of the crulso
I Jookpart In to-day's run. 0vrln t0 flt and &n
I stter absence of wind this morning; the Regatta
Committee very wlsoly, at Hear Oommodoro
I Uioa&'a suggestion, deoldod to shorten the
I ceone- lntcad of eendlnit the boat around
I CornJeld Light, they wero lent straight across
iheSonnd through Hum Out, a distance of
fourteen mil". While ttils was a very short
ojtttt, and In splto of the fact that a (rood
, lirtcie'came In from the east-southeast, there
waiso grutnbllngon the part of the yachtsmen,
who are tired of bolng drenobed to tho skin and
' weremore than anxious for the long-promlscd
rest wblcti awaited thorn at tho end of the run.
2a iptte of the attractions of Shelter Island
tbe yachtsmen will not soon forget tho ball ten.
dered to tbera at the Fort GFrlswold Hotel last
sienlniT. 1 he ballroom, whloh was thronged
wlth beautiful women, was handsomely tf-co-rtted
with palms, flowers, lanterns, and bunt
ing, the prov oiling colors being red and white,
ijmbollcal of the Atolanta's flag.
Commodore tlould was very much In evidence,
sad astonished the natives by coming ashore In
fall yachting regalia. He wore the latest thing
In English yachting uniforms, which consisted
of what Is known as a full dress mess coat, made
of dark blue cloth, a plentiful supply of gold
buttons, and a white silk waistcoat, which also
contained the regulation number of gold buttons.
In spite of the fog and easterly wind In the
morning the sun came out at noon, and as the
wind shifted to the southwest the yachts made
a glorious finish and are now safely anchored
tn Deerlng harbor, off the New York Yacht
Clsb station. The Colonla, In spite of run
ning oat of her course, was tho first
yacht to finish, and she made a beautiful
picture as she dashed across the line shortly
after 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. This of
coarse clinched her lead on the Banks Cup, as
theAinorlia withdrew, and she has now won
Isvery squadron run. E. M. Lookwood's pret ty
Fife cutler L'vlra was the next to finish, a short
distance ahead of tho 11 an an llrother' Acnshla,
The latter. In addition to winning In her class,
also wins the llanan Cup for the sloop tak
ing the greatest number of Isauadron runs.
Another Interesting feature of tbe day was
the rare between Major Ackerman's Uavlota
andL. J. Callanan's Eclipse. The Uavlota lost
her topmast tho other day, and Mr. Callanan, to
make a (air race, agreed to sail without a top
sail. After an exciting race theQavlota won.
Sheathe yachtsmen woke up this morning
they found that there had been me usual down
poor of rain during the night, but as the sun
was trying to break throngh the cloads that
hung oxer Oroton's beautiful hills they hoped
that the long-looked-for pleasant day had at
last arrived. A halt an hour later, however. It
clouded over again and tbe rain came flown In
' torrents, killing what little wind there was.
After a time the rain ccsed, but as there was
an utter absence of wind tbe committee
shortened the coun. However, when the com
mittee steamer arrived at tbe line there was a
nice breeze from the east-southeast.
The preparatory signal for sloops sounded at
10:39 o'clock, and five minutes later they
started. The Choctaw, ai usual, got a good
start, crossing the leeward end of the line at
1(1:38:15. Then came the Eclipse at 10::i:5O.
and the Gov iota, minus tier topmast, at
10:37:40. The Penguin made a good start
at the windward end of tho line at
10.37:58. as did the Wabosso at 10.-:)8:00;
Tigress, 10:3e:l; Uydrlod. 10:UH:1S; l'vlra,
10:38.11; Saltan, 10::)8:4i). and Acush
la. 10:38:5a. The schooners were started
balfanhoarlater.orat U:05:00.aThe Colonla,
with Charley Ilarr at the wheel, under a cloud
of canvas, which Included an immense balloon
jib upmost staysail and big balloon forestaysail,
raahed across the Una first at 11 :08:07. throwing
a goodly portion of the bound on either side of
her as sao flew by. TbeAmorlta came next at
11:00:67, but her owner, W. Gonld Ilrokaw,
announced that he had only crossed tbe line to
give a prize to the Cavalier, as he was not go
ing to shelter Island. The Viator crossed at
11:07:11. The others were timed as follows:
Cavalier. 11:07:37; Olendover. 11:00:14.
All crossed on the port tack and booms were
eased off to starboard for tbe easy reach to Plum
Out. The courso was sonthwest half west to
Plum Gut, a distance of nine miles: one mile
south southeast brought tbe Cut, and then foor
mllss southwest by west to the finish line off
Ham's Head. Just after tbe boats started the
usual fog settled down, and for half an
hoar all that could.be heard was tbe shrill
sounds of the whistles from tho accompanying
fleet of steam yachts.
)Af ler the fog lifted It was discovered that the
Coionlaanda number of others hod beea shifted
ont of their course by tbe ebb tide and fog. and
were now carrying spinnakers to port to make
tbe Gnu Tbe- leaders passed through the en
trance of tbe much dreaded Out shortly after
noon, headed b the Uvlra, Acnshla, Penguin,
-boctaw, and Tlgresss In tbe order named,
while the Colonla easily led tbe two stickers.
All had balloon Jibs and topsails set for the
reach tnroogh the Gut. but ft required not a
little pinching to hold them full. At 12:30
o clock, while the yachts were still In plum Gat.
the wind shifted to the southwest, making It n
dead beat to the finish. But the yachtsmen did
not mind this, as there was a fine breeze and
the sun came out and blew the fog away. The
J acuta i finished early and wero timed as they
trossed Uie line as follows;
I rwlD.nU',1,.?an""'1:9,s7i Aeushla.Ji40.B8;
J. ""i L48".11' "nguin. tm-QO, Tigress, 1:01:07!
IX !!2.r' ' M.0 Cataller. 8 04HB: nrdrlad. 0:11:18;
Olendorer. 8 a7:4Uj Wabosso, 'J)7.87.
The summary follows:
BCIIOOXEUS CLASS 2.
,. Zlapd Carrttd
Aama, Start. inUK Tmt. Time.
r,,.... w. . a n. m. s. 11. it. a n x. .
"Matt 1100 07 1 S3 Si It SOUS 3 80 23
?"!u 11 0 07 Did not finish,
"'alter 1107 07 0 04 40 0 00 48 ......
,'i J ?,or 11 07 41 2 60 00 3 4 83
J GUwJover II OU 14 a H7 40 4 10 SO
I SLOOPS CLASS 4.
I il'j? ,0 30 0 8 10 B3 4 S8 00
I t-SYluta lu 07 40 B60 03 4 Uti 1U
I CLASS (!.
r.?.'."lB 10 87 0 144 00 8 00 11 8 08 00
(hil.T'.- "' " l 1 04 07 2 60 10 S 00 113
tooctaw 10 a0 43 1 48 11 a 00 80 1) OU 00
lfi' 10 01 D 3 09 2t 0 SO 30 0 11 09
uf.it,". ' I" O1 1 1 01 07 O 1H 43 U 0 07
"Urld lo oa xo a ii iu 40200
YctVi'a ,0 3! 00 37 -17 5 40 2S
ACU.nia . ,.10 JS 60 1 40 00 0 03 00 8 43 40
I le. winners were: Banks Cup. Colonla; Hh-
I 2f?S'u',;Acil.'l'l: ola prizes. Cavalier, Via-
I "J. ilailota, Cvira. Tigress, and Aouslila.
, 1 j !,.. ri,il,B rac xilero wns a ball at tbe Man-
II 1 K,tti i a.nd llln8' race ln 'll barlKir, and Hre-
Cnrlera Pitch Qaolte.
Thetwentr-nlnth annual tournament of the
Qrand National Curlers' Club of America was
, held yesterday nflornoon at Van Cortlnndt
Pk. This tournament is always held tho day
lolloiYlng the annual Convention of tho Curlers
Association, which embodies all the leading
curling clubs of America. The sport Is really
the summer amusement of tho curlers, and It Is
only tho most expert men In tho country who
,; ,P"' '" iM championship competition.
11 ''la championship for tho Bell cup was ev
i uwishcd In 1H08, when John Templeton proved
too victor. The respective winners each year
mi ince then are as follows; Dnvld Bell, John II.
jl -, Bmlth, Uarid Hell. John It. Smith. William Mo
ll aT' Alexanler Ualrymple, Templeton.
m Alexander McGregor, Shaw Btewart, George
ureies, George Henderson, David Bell. Alex-
"uer McGregor, O. Hendorson. G. Henderson,
U ' joi?,f'iM,?4rB'.Uob8cu,.JmMIcr,aron.
W i .n.u,i,,lu''.T.Jauios McLaren. James H.Htev
m. iJoVm m I '' 5,'f olm. Thomas Wlgley. Oeorae
H I) In '.iWfl?. W'K18'. Thomas Wlgley, Nell
m 'h'.?,a wll'u Thompson.
M whi i?, '"""'ary of yesterday's competition,
,,"" Wa wn ty William Thompson, follows!
m. Qe fxJ ToM'i Jf'rtllOT.,8lilloiiertlfMock.li
Tj v I j V ,' ' JamiuMeLaren, 8li Frank Dyses,
I area si "'fr.1' Jis Keliook, l A. Mo
H lhom,if.n'.i.,.c""1""' ' "eo'go Krazlor, 31; W.
M iS hml'f ' ,A 'limos,l)i Nollliobee, 171 Duncan
Jtou it fin.1 JUl .' Jtrclilbald. 20; J. L. W.wen, 13
J SI & ",?iJ-.1- Ullmartln, 10: J B.Cole. 1.1;
i 7 bon iioi' o". S Henderson, ui A.hnwell,4; A.
sM I hi, ,!? 1. ",, I fall. 6. Thomas Nicholson, bye.
RHV I SI itTl',l"'-James McLaren, sit; James Kellock,
liM I Viiit.1!'."' '.' ." Kel'Mk. ll J. cnnuelly,
IB t I t eorJ. y,J',Ur, 1 Hubert lioyit. 7: A. McUren. f ;
S.X fl um .".' '? f,r.ll'J "elllllaii. 7i Frank DyScs. 71 j
JW! 7 Tiiinn n ""am Thonipsoii, bin.
iMf son ii " "' .- ri' "" Mckolaon, 21 1 W. Tliomp-
H Kclirl k i5"f, Kelliwk.81, J. r. Connelly, li: llobert
l"iuiJnv'.f",,'".lll'r'l0- Jame McLaren, bye.
Q- ' XI Jt,y'".,l '"" Kellock. Ill W. Thompson.
- ( "J1'-liovD.w, Thompson, 31) J. Kellock. 7,
Hg g -t... i . .."-1 ''T'j
X.HASDKR irjva tub our.
Iter Crew Seftata tha Thames Rotvlac
( t'lab la ike liaat neat for the Trophy.
ilKNLKV-oif-Tiusirs. Jnly O.-Althongh this
was the lost day of the Koyal Henley regatta,
and thousands of partisans of many of the de
feated crews and scullers had taken their de
parture, thousands ot other Visitors had com
to take their places, and also to oooupy all pf tbe
additional space available. Indeed, tha course
from start to finish was not only mora crowded
to-day than upon either of the previous days ot
the regatta, bat the attendance ot spectator
was the largest on record. Thora were over
3,000 pleasure boats along tha sides of the
course, and the banks of the river were thronged
with pooplo, Tho scene presented was brilliant
The principal events of the day were the final
hoau, respectively, for the Grand Challenge
Cup and the Diamond Sculh, although much
ot the Interest In thoso contests was lost be
cause of tho almost absoluto certainty that the
Leander Ilowlng Club's eight would win the
oup and the Hon. Kupert Guinness would cap
ture the sculls for another year, both of which
probabilities becamo tacts.
The final heat of the race for tho Grand dial
lengo Cup between tbe Leandor Ilowlng Club
and tha Thanios Ilowlng Club was1 won by Le
ander by two and a quarter lengths In 7:43.
Doth boats sot oil on perfectly level terms, each
rowing a stroke ot forty to the minute. Thames
led at tor halt a dozen strokes, and thon Leander
drew up level. At tho end of tbe Island Lean
der led by a third of a length, by two-thirds of a
length at tho Ilectory, and at the half-mile post
was a clear length In the lead. Leander kept tn
front and reachod Fawley Court ln 3:35. Tho
othors drew up a bit passing Fawley Court, but
from the Isthmian to the finish Leander went
rapidly away from tho Thames boat and won
easily." A strong adverse wind was blowing
over tho course, which slightly favored the
Ducks station. Leander had tho Ducks sldo,
and was a strong favurlto under any ciroum
stnnoee. The final heat for the Diamond Sculls was won
by the Hon. Kupert Guinness ot the Leander
Club, the present holder of the trophy, who beat
It. K. lleauroont of the llurton-on-Trent Club,
the sculler who boat the American candidate.
Dr. McDowell, yesterday, lleaumout struck
the wator first at a powerful thlrty-two stroke.
Guinness started at a stroko averaging thirty
four to the minute. The boats were aboat level
at tho top of tho Island, but Guinness led by a
few feet at the half-mile Hag post. The boat
were again level at the Fawloy Court boat
house, wntch they reached In 4:34. After pass
ing Fawley Court Guinness again got a fow feet
ahead, a lead which he had Increased to half a
length when be Dossed the Isthmian. From that
point he rapidly drew clear, winning by two
lengths In 0:35.
The sixth heat for the Thames Challengo Cup
was won by the orew ot Kmmanuel College,
Cambridge, which beat Trinity Hall, Cambridge,
by two and a quarter lengths. In the seventh
heat the crew ot the Sooleto d'Encouragement
du Sport Naatlque of Paris beat the Molcsey
Boat Club by a length and a quarter. It was a
good race, and the Paris crew were heartily
Until Just before the finish there was nover a
length between the two boats. At the Isthmian
the Frenchmen drew tn the front and were pass
ing tho grand stand. The final hentwas won by
tho Emmanuel College. Cambridge, eight, who
beat tbe French crew by tour lengths.
The final heat for the Ladles' Plato, eight
oars, was won by the Eton College boys, who
beat llallol College. Oxford, by threo lengths.
In the final heat for the btewartl's Challenge
Cup. four oars, the London Ilowlng Club boat
the Thames towing Club by a Ionian.
The final heat for the Visitors' Challenge
Cup for tours was won by Calus College. Cam
bridge, which beat Magdalen College, Oxford,
The final heat ln the race for the Wyfold
Challenge Cup was won by Trinity College, Ox
ford, which beat the London Ilowlng Club's
four by a third of a length.
The final heat for the Nlckalls Challenge Cup
(silver goblets) was won by tbe London Rowing
Club's pair. Guy and Vivian Nlckalls. who beat
the New College, Oxford, pair. W, E. Cruin and
C M. Pitman, easily.
Capt. Treadway of the Yale crew was Invited
by Col. Wlllan. the starter ot tha races, to oc
cupy a place on board the umpire's launcn. from
which he witnessed the final heat of the Grand
The winners of the various events assembled
at the grand stand at 7 o'clock this evening to
receive their prizes. Tne troubles were pre
sented to the respective victors by Lady Camoys,
wife of liaron Camoys, President of the Itcgatta
The member of tbo Yale University crew
spent last evening and this morning ln visiting
the many friends they have mode here and
bidding them good. by preparatory to leaving
Henley to-morrow. They will reach Lrndon
some time to-morrow and be entertained at din
ner by the Sports Club in the evening.
Fast "tVheellag by Johnson aad rtete la
Loiydox, Jnly 0. At the Catford track to-day
Johnson, the American bicyclist, made a mile,
with flying start. In 1 minute 44 8-8 seconds,
breaking tne record. Iletls afterward lowered
this record one-fifth of a second.
The tyoekey Clnb Amende the Ralea of
, A meeting of the Stewards of tho Jockey Club
was held at lbs Coney Island Jockey Club track
yesterday afternoon after the fourth race.
There were present James It. Keene, J. U. Brad
ford, Andrew Miller, James Galway, and F, IU
Hitchcock. The action of the Stewards of the
Coney Island Jocksy Club In refusing tbe en
tries of Lohman & Co., owners of the horse
Paladin, was npprovvd and extended to all
tracks under the Jurisdiction of thu Jockey
The regular meeting of the Jockey Club was
held at the office of tbe Club last night at 0
o'clock. Messrs F. It. Illtohcock. W. P. T homp
son. A. II. Morris, Thomas Ultchcook. Jr.,
James Galway, H. K. Knapp. Andrew Miller,
J. If. Bradford, and C. Fellowes were present.
In the absence of tbe Chairman and Vice-Chairman
F. It. Hltchbock presided. The following
amendments to tbe rules of racing wer
adopted, llule 4 was made to read as follows:
After June 1 In each year only one orrr-nlKhter.nl
for a dlstanoo less man a mile, for bones three years
o'd and upward, shall be siren on any raoe day, but
should It be found necessary to add an extra race, this
aula shall not applj to such race.
Tho following was added to rule 72:
In produce races or races for which nominations of
foals are made tbe nominator shall bs released from
rurtbor liability by mint prior lo the dale or the Orst
declaration staled In the condlilons ot the race an
accepteo transfer ot the entry, accompanied with all
forfeits to dale or said declaration.
Ilule 31) was made tn read ;
In case a horse Is not named prior to March 1 of Its
two-year old It may be duly named upon parinent of
a nne or 830. If name Is claimed and allowed ul least
tvo days before day of sturtlmr. '
Honrfle'a X.utonlH Oak.
Latoma. July 0 -The track was very neavy to-day
anil attendance light. The one mlle-nnd a sixteenth
raoe was declared off on account of scratches. Hour
flea won tho Latoula oaks canity, leading from utart
,r"'t'lWHei'on"r!"e. Chatterbox. H (Huston). II
to 6. woo: Sla.'or Tom. 00 (Hcherreri. II to 0. Miomli
AlethlaAllin.no (A llellt). 7 tn 1. ihlnl. Time. I-4W
keconilKacfi-rlreaiidunehairfurlnngs Alylu W.,
107 (Klslitiurn). H to 1. won; lie) I)cl Annelen, 10J
(I'lggiiiU, I'", eerondi Irby ft. 107 (Knedoker). 4 to
tVim' liar'! Laionla Oaks; one nnd one fourtn
miiM souitle. 117trhoriK. u to M. won: Kluslro,
117 ill Williams). 4 to 1, second; Helen liar, 117(C.
llelffl.Ht" I. third, rime.2.10.
roiirtri Uace -HYe furlongs Malllelleed. 107
rr-cherr-r). 0 to 1. won; Imp 10. iBherln), 0 to 1,
ier"l; Xdowa, 110 (l-ertlus). atol. third. Time.
1 Situi Itaoe-On mile, llcnamela. 107 (llartln), 4
to 8, won; Jlorio Fonso. 103 (A. Isom). H lo I. second;
James Monro, 07 (SUcrlu), 7 to 1, third, lime, 1:47,
3J.MSKS TO 3UI. MOKTON.
The HIierirrTelletlm Governor tbe C burets
Against Ulna Hhould lie Jlltiralseed,
lly permission ot Commlisloner Robertson,
who held tho hearing concerning tho charges
preferred against Sheriff Tninson, the Sheriff
hassent to the Goomor a loug statement of
his sldo of tho case. It Is twonty.flvo printed
lieges, und there Is absolutely nothing moro In
It, in point of facts, than was contained In the
summing up of tli enso by his counsel. Tho
statement Is signed by his counsel, Benjamin F.
Tracy nnd Mnlfolm Graham. This Is the way
fnauiesof witnesses for tho defence are given
ihlrHlsiioiiecdlo say more. With the Irregu
iirlUcs cliargei, whether attempted to be
uroveil or no bherllt Tninseu Is not shown to
nuve any connection, except to strive to repress
ibein by suitable instructions to bis subordi
nated 2nd by severely puulshiiig them when
nTevraine to his knowledge. To remove this
natnswklng. fal hful, d ufnclent officer upon
auch grounds n nri hero n legtd. upon such
r.rii as the tt-tlmony horn shons, would be a
K.tnb of executive power for which It would
bo unilCult to lliid if precedent. Tho charges
should bo dismissed."
IlrooUlya Catuollca to Honor CnrUlnrsl
A commltteo of tho Cuthollo clergy nnd laity
of tho Brooklyn dloceso has been organised for
the purpose of arranging a banquet In that
). ii v for Cardlnnl tfntolll. No definite plun ill
f, fVecidid tip" n until tho dato of t ordinal
&tnih'a departure from this country bus been
!id The banquet will Ukew place Is the
AciSi'emyof Muifo and lilihop McDonnell will
ANOTimn rxsr amoxo TAitsmna
IN Til V SlZmit.UUU TXAIt.
It Even lavadea the Street or This City
OoYersnnl Htndlea of the Placne Tha
Molls Canstht at Work KaK-laylBK-Htorlea
Akont Marches of the Aror.
The army worm, whose advent ln alarming
numbers In the farming districts of this State
Till Son's despatches told of yesterday, ha
not confined Itself to the countryside this year,
but Is marohing about New York city in great
numbers. Oddly enough. It's one ot the things
New York got with the Hoformers, and It ha
mado Its assault on tho metropolis at the very
eamo tlnio that tho silver bugs aro sprawling;,
so deliriously over the surfaco ot things. The'
acting authorities in the Street Cleaning De
partment aro especially Incomed at the worm
for taking advnntago ot Col. Warlng's absenoa
to make Itsolf known, but they have nothing
left but to accopt the sttnatlon nnd cart oft the
remains that Utter sidewalks nnd roadways.
The Inspectors ot tho Metropolitan Streot
Hallway Company will have less time than ever
now to devoto to tho protection of podostrlans
In the up-town district, for onco tho army worm
makes his presence known tho numbers of the
maraudors that may come upon a given aeotlon
cannot even bo guessod, and It Is woll-known,
from tho experience of the Western country,
what mennco to railroads caterpillars may be.
They aro rooorded as having stopped many
trains. The curator ot the entomological do
partment of the American Musoum, W, Beuten
muller, said yesterday that ho had scon hun
dreds of the army worms In tho city recently
crawling across tho roads and smashed upon
tho crossings, and that tho othor day he gather
ed a handful of them In East Soventy-nlnth
stroet. Ho said that ho had seen more of them
In this neighborhood of late than ever before.
Wherever he has walked abont the city or Its
environs he has noted great numbers of thorn.
Tho news despatches havo brought word that
the worms are causing ruin In the cultivated
fields of western and southwestern Now York
about North Tonawanda, In the Hudson River
counties In tbs neighborhood of Poughkeepsle
and Newburgh, and on Long Island, destroying,
as one telegram said, thousands of bushels of
grain every hour, and, according to another,
making away with fifteen acres of rye within
twenty-four hours after thoy nero first noticed
tn the patcb. The reports speak of the "ar
rival " of the worms, and of their "first appear
ance," and go on to tell of the havoo that Is tha
lmmedlnto consequence, but ln this the report
ers are wrong, for the worms havo been present
with them right along, only the farmers were
not watchful ot them.
It Is one of tho unfortunato features ottho
army worm's warfar npon the farmers that
until tbe wonderful prolificacy of his Kind ho
sent forth myriads of the destroyers Into tho
grn fields tbe worm remains unnoticed, al
though present all the time. As soon a
withered splotches tn a grass plot' or denuded
hummooks oat a grain patch draw attention
to Its activities, the multitudes of the destroyer
aro beyond tho farmer's power to cope with,
and ruined crops are Inevitable. The stories of
the African ants that travel in droves across
regions of the Dark Continent, sometlmos cov
ering the ground to a depth of several Inches as
they plleupon each other ln the eagerness of their
progress, devouring everything organic in their
path, even to tne polntof leaving of an elephant
onlr his bones as carefully cleaned as a nat
uralist would have them, find almost their
counterparts ln the reports of the ravages of
tho army worms. The worms pile one upon an
other lo cross streams or slippery lot". they climb
up and down true trunks Instead of going
around them, and ln their voracious marches
they denude whole farms of vegetable life.
Though present at all time?, for tho most part
of the time tney do no appreciable harm, and
their visitations when they lay waste the farms
are at Irregular and unpredlcted Intervals.
The only approach to foretelling them lies In
the observation that the plague swarms usually
como In seasons -springs and summers follow
ing dry years. It Is only about forty 3 ears since
naturalists .began to study tbo worms, although
their destrdctlte marches were known a hun
dred years earlier. For n quarter of a century
the studies resulted ln only meagre Information
an to their life history the most of It being ob
tained lu the great worm year of 1801 and It
was only after observations of the visitation of
1HS1 that knowledge sufficient to settlo all dis
putes was attained. It was with great glee that
the entomologists, after much toil, traced tha
gray or brown, yellowish-streaked caterpillars
from tbo eggs ot a night-flying moth. It was
not until 1870 that the eggs and the
modeof ovlposttlon wero known. The eluslvo
female moth from which comes the army worm
or LruoinUi unlpunrta. order J.rpWoprrro,
family .Ynrt uiUVt, as it Is known scientifically
offered, when It was found, a fascinating study
In Its functions and habits. It has been de
scribed us an owlet-moth, not less because nf Its
nocturnal prowlings than becanse of the wis
dom with which It selects the places for de
positing Its eggs. It has all tho grinning power
when it comes to a piece of crass that suits it,
nnd It ban nil the pertlnaclt) with which sum
mer visitor to Jersey are familiar In the Hai k
enack mosquito, and It is small wonder that
eomoof tho most nolnble performances of the
moths' nlTspriug havo taken place ln that com
monwealth. The moth conceals itself In the da) time, and
beglni to lly ns dusk nutles down, it flits or
walks about among the grasses nr young shoots,
or thu titubblu of a field, and IIimIh a spot whero
tho growth Is thick ami It lsehadr. In which to
lay its eggs, so securing for the larvtn shelter
and a handy food supply. It Is of a cinnamon
color, ntioutsereii-efghthsof an Inch long In
body, w 1th a one and three-quarters of an inch
sprt ad nf wing. On each front wing is a double
spot of white.
Its ovipositor Is a horny projection which, as
tho Government entomologist puts it In the
Commissioner of Agricultures report, "plnjs
with great ease on the two telosroplo subjoluts
of thotuUlomen. It Is thrust In between the
foldod sides of tho gru-a blade, nnd the eggs are
glued along the blade In rows of from fifteen to
twenty nnd covered with n white, gllsttnlng,
adhesive fluid, which not only fastens them to
gether, but drnws the sldosof the grass blailo
closo around them, so that nothing but a narrow,
gllstonlug streak Is visible."
Tho moth is economical sometlmos In tho mat
ter of glue. Whenever the eggs are deposited
on u leaf or grass blade they are concealed by
pasting tho sides together around them, but if
thuy are "thrust beneath the sheath and stalk
(of grain) or otherwise naturally concealed, the
gummy lltild Is often very sparsely used, and
sometlmos not at all."
C. V. Itlloy, ih Government entomologist,
opined as to the laying of eggs by the moth, that
tho irrass blades might bn clasped by the open
ing hind border of the ovipositor tn give the In
sect n good grip and close tho leaf more firmly
on the eggs. But later he found nut that the
moth, after having found a nice place, clnspod
the blade, head upward, or with head lu the di
rection of the blade's head, If the blade leaned,
th front legs clasping thu blade forward, the
middle pair about the middle of the ahdomon,
and the html pslr about the tip of the abdomen,
the wings being kept partly open all this time.
In that nay the leaf Is folded by the middle
nud hind legs. Then the abdomen bends and
tbe ovipositor Is thrust In as already dssenbed.
The moth Is busied In Ibis position for from
one to four mlndtcs laying her eggs, and then
files away for a fresh start and alights else
where to go at It again and deposit a fresh
batch. Thirty eggs have been known to be laid
In two minutes. There are normally from flf
teon to twenty eggs to a string, although some
times thoro nre only two or three, but nearly
onu hundred have tieen found In Ifrom three to
eight rows ln bits of cornstalk. Dissection has
revealed more than (even hundred eggs In a
single moth, hut so industriously does the fe
malo Insect go about business that It dies in n
couple of nights fmm exhaustion. Tho books
don't pay muoh attention to the malo moth.
Tho Commissioner of Agriculture's report
pictures only ono end of It.
Tho female gives such undlvtdod attention to
the purpose lu hand when ovipositing that some
times It cannot disengage Itself when dltturbod
by nu Intruder, and it Is always sulUclently In
tent upon thu operation tu bu observed with a
btill's-c)o lens. The first onu to bo caught In
tho act wos found between 6 and D of the after
noon tn 1H7II. but the eeg.laylug Is usually dono
in the early Hours of the evening.
The worms hatch in a week or ten days. Like
their progenitor, they like tho night bolter than
th day. and do their work usually after dusk
or before dawn.
At the latitude of St. Louis there nre two or
three or perhaps four generations ln a year.
Farther sonth there Is a succession of genera
tlons, and In New England latitudes there aro
probably two. It Is said, tbe second generation
living, hardly observed, ln tbe fall, winter, aod
Tbe favorite "nest" for the eggs Is In wild
or tame gross or grain, along "the Inner bass
ot terminal blades, where they are yet doubled,
or between the stalk and Its surrounding
sheath." They ar also, however, placed ln
crevices on the side of a sward cut or broken
or between roots. They are found in tbe fold
at th base and Junction of terminal stalks, and
In the natural ourl of a greon leaf or the unnat
ural carl of a withered one. Tho moths seek
the rankest tufts of grass or grain suoh as
grow whero the droppings of cattle or extra
coatings of ferttllter have been. Early In tho
season the cut straw ot old stacks, hayricks or
fodder stacks of corn stnlks seem to bs the
moth's preference. Odd bits of corn stalks In
pastures and last year's grass blades have also
contained oggs. When especially numerous
the moths lay the eggs unconcealed on plants or
Oats, wheat, and timothy, corn and clover are
eaten by tho worms. Tho fruit stalk Is stripped
ot Its loaves, and tbo head Is out oil and rails to
the ground, where It Is eaten more or loss. The
worms at first eat what Is near at hand, and a
number of them In different parts of tbe field
may eat away for some time without bring no
ticed. As will havo been seen from tho state
ment that tho moths leave their eggs whenever
possible In the richest tufts of grass, the worms
hatch oat ln groups or families ln varions part
of the fields. It Is when tbese, having eaten
whatovor Is at hand, unlto with each
other nnd mors on for new forage that tho
farmor sees what has been going on In his fields.
The worm army Is made of bands, as tbe Ilev.
Dr. Samuel Lockwood of Freehold, N. J., has
poluled out, oaoh band having been bred In Its
own spot, and disseminating thence. Tho
various bands, spreading out, come together
and go on of tor food. The bauds are lost In the
great army formed, wbloh then marches on as one
great aggregation, devastating wherover It
travels. It Is usually first noticed then, which
glvts rise to the saying that tho worms have
made their appearance all of n sudden. Tho
travelling ln large armies Is said lo bo abnormal,
and to be dono only when tbe food supply ot any
pot Is exhausted.
When tho travelling Is once began, however,
whun tbe army is formed. It Is ton late for the
farmor on whose land It Is to savo his crops.
And it Is only by great and active labor that his
neighbors can save theirs. From a story told nf
one migration of tbe worms In Illinois, It would
seem to be posslblo to tell In advance, after an
army was onco located, when It was likely to
move on. The army referred to was under
observation ln n wheat field when there
began a great shaking of heads of tho
worms as though they were uneasy.
It was nqted that tbo heads were moved hnrl
sontally. Then the worms took up their maroh.
going first to a flold of blue grass. From tho
gross Hold they crossed a travelled rosd to a
corn flold that was partly ploughed ovor. Thoy
ate every bit of the corn for the first ten or fif
teen raws on tbo ploughed ground, but ltttle on
tho unplougbed ground.
The Rev. Dr. Lockwood. telling of a visitation
of the worms In Monmouth county, N. J., nays!
" Tbe army had lust made complete havoc of a
clover field. They were bred from oggt laid In
a low.lylng. last year's rye field ndjolning.
After but partially eating the grass In ibis old
field U was abandoned for tho more succnlcnt
and tender clover and grass in the next field.
The flsld was completely denuded; not
a spear ot gross or leaf of olover escaixd the In
vader. Nothing but naked clover stalks wita
empty beads remained. A low but dis
tinct and unpleasant crinkling sound accom
panied the feeding.
"As If actuated by one Impulse, the wholo
nrmy modo straight for a wheat field aero- the
highway. Tho ploughing of n trench on tho far
slue of the rood Intercepted tbe march. Two
men with spades cat a clean, perpendicular face
on tho side of th furrow next the wheat nnd a
series of little pitfalls tn tbo trench at Intervals
of abont fifty feet. This completed the
trap. The caterpillars, wearied with use
less efforts to climb the straight side
of tho trench, would crawl along until
they fell Into the little pit. Myriads of ants
btset them, sucking ont their Juices, which
with the heat of the sun soon destroyed them.
They cannot endure sunlight, but nre distinctly
night feedtrs. If uninterrupted their march to
the new feeding grounds would havo been com
pleted era the sun wos well up."
One swarm of worms, passing from a wheat
field to an oat field, crossed a sward of timothy
and red clover and took off everything clean,
even strawberry plants and tbo green berries,
and tho "farmers' pest." the r.igweed.Dr. Lock
wood says. Ho speaks also of a field left, after
harvest, naked excopt fur stubblo after the ants
bad been over it.
Mr. lllley records ono worm army having
eaten up an onion patch.
The army that ate up the ragweed, as told of
above, got Into a f orty-acro wheat field before
Its march was ended and devastated It in mm on
days. Speaking of the swarm at this work. Dr.
"Tbe squirming mass and the crinkling sound
of this feeding were especially repulsive. But
few dared to enter tbe flsld. In truth strong
men turned pnle from nausea, so loathsome
was the sight. It really seemed that nature
wos smitten with a plague of crawling vermin."
This army divided after the wheat field was
despoiled, one of the divisions going Into a
timothy field and the other marching across
to a cornfield. When these fields had been
ruined the worms "disappeared," tho neigh
bors eald. What they did was to go down Into
the ground tu assume tbe pupa stale. The
moth as well as tho larva hibernates, and it
la thought that also the moth may hibernate in
a chr) sails form. The lartal life lasts from
fifteen days to five weeks.
The worms are light eaters at first until they
have thriven und grown lianlv on tho tender
hoots near tho nests. Dr. Logwood thinks
that they smell the food which they seek when
their army foraging begins.
"There la no tarn back tothlsslngular worm."
heravs again, and helnstauces nu army which
finding a stream In Its way crowdid forward
until " a compouled mass was urged onto tho
water to serve as a living pontoon, over which
the army passed and took rBseslon of tho now
foraging ground." He also tells nf an invasion
of the lawn of Hollywood at Long Branch by
tbe worms, and says: " When nn of tbe worm
cam against o troo they went tip it. passed ovor
the rrotch, then descended at the other sldn."
Of thu effectof tho ravages thoro he buvs:
" Tho emerald sword was swept as If burned."
Besides the birds who will gel after these
worms If the grain Is not too thick, they havo
many other enemies, among thorn a ground
beetle. One of tbese beetles which, after being
starved for aday, was put Into a box with fif
teen of these worms, killed all of them ln a day
and sucked two dry. Among tho worms' ene
mies are several parasltio ones.
A thin tillage, uniform but not close, mokes
conditions herder for the worms. Formers oro
warned by Dr. Lockwood to look early In May
for the caterpillars' point of origination-the
thick spots of grass or gruln and In damp places
In meadows and grain fields. Especially It the
winter Is mild and the spring warm after a wet
j ear a watch sbonld be kept for the moths and
worms. If u breeding spot Is found tbo grass or
grain maybe cut out nnd fed tn thu stock. If
the worms have hatched the crinkling sound of
tho feeding w III direct the searcher in tho still
ness of evening or early morning.
Burning over Holds In tbe fall. Instead of nl
lowlngstobhleand stacks to remain on them,
is also advised, as Is burning over h field ns late
In the spring ns possible. It Is said that a field
Is free from worms according as It Is frre from
stnlible nnd old straw. A person may wnU dally
iu his lots and not seo that the worms nre thero
until the Brass plot got baro In patches, Ento
mologlst Thomas of Illinois failed to seo them
In his own back yard, although he was looking
for them, until tho bare patches told htm that
thoy were there and at work.
itr, covi.n not aiAitnr rtro.
Young Tlalstend Accused of Deceiving Ills
Wiutb Plains. July 0. Edgar D. Hnlstrnd
was arrested hero this morning on tho com
plaint of Miss Carrie Holmes, who accuses
him of botrnval under promlso of marriage.
Young Halslead on I'rlduy nlubt of last
week left .his boarding place, which Is con
ducted by Mrs. F, A. Holmes, the mothor of
his accuser, nud, going to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. James K. Wnudln, mot MUs Mabel K.
Woodln by previous arrangement. Tho
coaple drove lo Mount Virnon nud worejnnr
rled at midnight by the llev. W. H, Granger,
pastor of tho Tlrst Prcsb) torlnn Church, with
out the knovrlcdgo of their parents. They
were forgiven by Mr. nnd Mrs. Woodln, and
havo 'resided with them since that tlmo.
Miss Holmes, who Is jet lii her teens, charges
that Halstrad, whllo a boarder at her mother's
house, paid hor marked attentions, und filially
professed his lnve and asked her tomnrrv him,
Htie scrupled him. This happened last fall.
Halstead wns at the time nndor promise to
innrr Miss Woodln, now his wife. Miss
Holmes charges that ho deceived horv and
then postponed from tlmo to tlmo the ilftto of
After his marriage to Mabel Woodln. Mrs,
Holmes becamo aware of her daughter's con
dition, and tho ilmigo prcfrrred today re
sulted, .lustloo Capron fixed the amount of
ball at $1,000.
Canada lYoutd Jtnlljr Itnund (be Union Jack
Monthkal, July 0. Vlce-Admlrnl Jnroes
Ersklne ot the North Atlantic squadron, ac
companied by a number of olllcersof If. M, H.
Intrepid and Tartar, now In tills pnrt, visited
the City Hall to-day and were received by the
Mayor and Aldermen and a number of cltlrons,
among whom was the new Canadian Premier,
Mr. Wllfrod Lnurlcr. Admiral Ersklne con
gratulated Mr. Laitrler upon his accession tu tho
I'rr-iiiU rshln, nnd expressed his ronlldcnro that
Great Britain timid alwnys rely upon the people
of French Canada.
Mr, l.Mirlereald tbnt Englnnd did notnqulro
bilp from hid hod), but that If the oicnsluu
ever should nrlsiMvhcn Great Britain would bo
summoned tu eland ngalimt tbo whole world In
arms, she could depend upon tho loyal support
ot tho Canadian peopU.
Jfiirr OATH TO TUB NATX TAJID.
The Btmetnrea oa Hands H treat to Replace
the Old York Street Gate.
The new Sands street goto to the Brooklyn
Navy Yard, will bo opened to thopnbllo with
in a few days, a It Ii now, so far as genoral
use la concerned, practically completed, Tho
new gate house ln reality consist of two sep
arate structures. On each sldo ot tha gate
are two small buildings, and It Is proposod
to later build an arch connecting thee and
aiAJon-QEN. ituann'a taciit.
It Will lie the Finest Craft That Ever Filed
to Governor's Island,
WARnirroTos. July 0. Major-Gen. Roger, at
Governor's Island, Is to havo tho finest offlolal
yacht that any army officer ever stspped Into.
Hereafter when he boa occasion to make calls on
visiting war ships or vessels of the Worth At
lantic fleet ho will bo carried over tho waters ot
New York bay In a forty-two-foot naphtha
launch, decorated In whlto and fitted with glit
tering glass and silver. From tho stern of this
craft will float tho national colors, and on elthor
bow will bo th Insignia of a Major-Gsnoral's
For years the modest craft that pile between
the Battery and Governor's Island ha been
practically tho only Government boat whloh
ooald be used by the department commander
when It became necessary for him to Dot on full
regalia and pay his respeot to some visiting for
olgn war vessel. The movement of this craft I
sluggish and her appearance la not graceful, nor
Is she adapted for carrying around a Major.
General when he is dressed up on official occa
sions. The new boat Is now being built at Brooklyn,
and when completed will be turnod over to (Jen.
Tbo commandant of the Fort Monroe station
Is to have a boat also to visit war ships anchor
ing ln Hampton Hoade. She wilt not be so
large nor so costly as that for Gen. linger, bat
her lines will be lust as graceful and her fittings
equally as fine. During the great naval rendes
vous three years ago the Colonel In command of
the fort made his calls on the foreign war ship
In a miserable flat boat, pulled out by eight pri
vates, whoso exeoutlon with the oars made
every visit a source of great amusement to tho
foreign Jack Tars.
natat, constructor hoitlbb.
Ho Come Out Ahead In Mia Hlsnaler.
atnndtns with Commander Hperry.
Wasiiinoton, July 0. Tbo proceeding and
findings of the Court of Inquiry In tho cos of
Commander Charles S. Sperry and Naval Con
structor Bowles of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, ln
which It wns alleged that Sperry had Inter
fered with the duties of the constructor, have
been acted on by the Secretary of the Navy,
tho result being something ot a victory for
Bowles, although Sperry Is sold by tha com
mandant ot tbo yard and Capt. Sampson, head
of ordnance, to have acted clearly within his
authority. Tho disagreement was over the
question of soma porta of the mount for tbo
monitor Terror, now fitting at Brooklyn,
In which Kperry asserted that Bowles hod
undertaken tho work ln a manner whloh did
not meet with fils approval as ordnance officer.
Bowlves was reported for exceeding his au
thority, and a court of lnaulry followed.
Commander S-perry will be detached from
duty as ordnance officer and Commander Hun
kcr. tho present equipment officer of the yard,
will exchange duties with him. Sperry's frier ds
believe that he haa been treated rather harshly,
and that Bowles was clearly la error notwith
standing th report of the Court and tho Sec
retary's action. Commander bperry Is one of
the leading ordnance officers of th service. and
under Admiral Walker on the flagship Chicago
was tho crack exccutlvo of the famous white
TllET WILT. OO TO CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco Oct the Next Christian
WAsrnsOTON-, July 0. At the Christian En
deavor meeting to-night It was announced that
the trustees had decided In favor of San Fran
cisco as tho placo for the next Convention.
Tho Colifomlans gave vent to their Joy at thl
news In wild demonstrations. Jog waving and
hurrahing. It Is said that a satisfactory rate,
approaching S50 for tho round trip from Chi
cago, boa been guoronteed by the Son Fran
ciscans. The Convention In going to Cali
fornia will stop off ono Sunday in Salt Lake
City, and, returning, will spend a Sunday ln
Tacoma and Seattle.
Army and Nasy Order.
WASimoTON, July 0. Thoso army and navy
order) havo been Issued:
Surgeun It. P. Persons ordered to relieve Sur
geon 1". A. Loverlng at the New York Naval Hos.
Burgeon Loverlng detached and ordered to the
Cliltif Kmlnoar J. 1. 8. Lawronce detached from
Munhill. I'n.. and ordered to Newport Naw.
rested Assistant Surgeon O. n. T. Low rules de.
lashed from the NbysI Ilosplial, Washington, and
ordered lu (lit ITilladel jhla Naval Hospital,
Lteutonant-Ommander C. A. Adams, detached
from the New York Navy Yard and assigned to the
Hlchmond, , ....
Ltcuteusnt-Commander J. T. J. neeley, detached
from ilia Hlchmond and assigned to the Texas.
l'nssed Ataittnul Engineer W. B. Enilth ordered
to Newport News.
I.lout. J. II. lleihsrlnslon, transferred from duty
at the Ilydrogranhlo Office, Port Townsend and as
signed in 1'uRst Round ststlnn.
l'asind Assistant Lnglneer IC UoAlplne, ordered
to the Norfolk Nary Yard.
Capt. Ilnbart K. ilalley. Fifth Infantry, Is de.
tailed tn uttend tho encampments or the cavalry
squadron and the First Ilattaltnn of Colored Infan
try, Alabama btate troops, to be held respectively
at Montgomery, commencing July 10, and otoblle,
commenolng Julv IB .,.. .
Leave granted to Second Lieut. Uollls O. Clark,
Tweuty-tnlrd Infantry, Is extended tbreo months.
Accvsnn of nstuooi,iNa.
Three Pssscnzers on the navel Charged
with Trvlnc to llrlas In Jewelry.
Three passengers who arrived at this port on
the steamer Havel from Bremen on Wednesday
aro accused by the customs Inspectors of at
tempts to smuggle Jewelry. The jewelry was
found secreted on their persons and Is nowtn
the selxure room at tha Barge Office. Th pas
sengers are Otto Galium, who had two ladles'
gold watches and chains, eight gold brooohes.
nnd ono gold charm; IgnsU Friedman, who bod
thlrtv guld rings, anil Louis Grteslnger, who
hod two ladles' gold watches and chains, one
ruby nud diamond scarf pin, one pair of emerald
and diamond earrings, on diamond and ruby
and ono diamond ring.
tjtjj staii rRt:ianr niiannD,
A. Wheel t'nme on" (Inn or tb Tracks-One
Mnn Ilndly Hurt.
Phovidexcb, It. I., July . The star frslght
was dllched on the Consolidated road near
Westerly last night and all trains were blocked
during the night. Tho trains aro now running.
A wheel rnmo oft ono of the trucks and the
cars were plied np In a heap nnd badly wrecked.
Patrick Kclluy, head brnkemnn, was hurt and
may not live. He was token to his home In
New London. The tracks wero cleared about
I) o'clock tills morning.
Twelve cars wero piled upnf the twenty-six
In the train. The tramps who were stealing
rides escaped Injury,
d Adler'n Theaire Keenery Helaed,
Deputy Hhcrlff Whorlskey levied lesterday
upon the scenery, costumes, fixtures. Arc, at Ad
ler's Theatre, 104 and 1011 Bowery, under n writ
of replevin for $1,600 In favor of Isooo Llp
fechitz against Harry .She IT. They wo Jtcn
to tbe Thalia Theatre (or storages
.. ......... (M
gate Is etorod for a short time. It will be
opened again for pedestrians ouly. A num
ber of shopkeepers about the gate aro dis
mayed at the closing. About the Safids streot
gats there aro only a few poor Italian tene
ment. The now gales, which bao been In process of
erection for about alx months, will cost, with
the necessary paving shout them, 124,000.
Congress appropriated J2.",000 for tbe gates
about a year ogo. It wos thon tho Intention to
build a three-story gateway, and the first
?luns of Civil Engineer Menocal nf the Navy
'aid called for that structure. Bnt It would
have cost $45,000, and Congicss deoldod that
NEW SANDS STREET GATE TO NAVY YARD.
supplied with accommodations for th oHloer
ot the day, tha offioer of the guard, and the
marines. Tho buildings aro ot terra cotia
with tnrrcted towors, and at tho corner ot
each building are pillars of polished granite,
Tho gates are of Iron, nnd at the top of eooh
ot tho post In! the centra Is an eagl In Iron.
The length of tho gats proper Is abont twenty
flvo foot, and tho Iron gates stand from five
to sovon feet high. . .
The gates will bo oponod without any for
mal ceremonies as anon a Commandant SI
card gives the orders. After the York street
was too much money to spond for a goto. It
has threo passageways, two for peuostrlani
nnd one for vvhlcloi, and tho houses on each
side aro provided with cells.
It wns said yesterday by nn officer who has
been for many years ln th Navy Yard that
several million iiooplo must havo paused
through tho old wooden York street gate
luce It was first bnllt, yenrs ngo. The new
gate ha had tha effoct of closing nearly all th
saloons on York street near the Navy Yard,
and now their nroprlotors nro looking for ac
commodations over lu Bands street. Tha
money to build tho new gate came from the
fund raised by the sal to tho city of tho Walla
HUTTON ZIKICLT TO RECOVRR.
A. Passenger on a llrond way Cable Car nit
by On or Johnson' Uulletn.
William II. Sutton ot Chicago, who was shot
on Wednesday afternoon, near tho corner of
Broadway and Twentieth street. Just as ho was
walklnr out of Lord cfc Taylor's store with a
young woman who callod herself Mrs. Helma
Sutton, by William Johnson, also of Chicago,
who than killed himself. Is still alive. It was
said at the New York Hospital yesterday that
the yonng man would rocover unless blood
poisoning set In. Johnson's body has been re
moved from tho West Thirtieth Btreet station
to th Morgue
Th woman In tbe case told the police yester
day that her home was In Minnesota, and that
she met Sutton In Chicago about four years ago.
They lived together. About a year ago they
quarrelled, and she went back to ber home ln
Minnesota. Before leaving Chicago the met
Johnson. Ho followed her to Minnesota, He
paid her attention. She received his attentions
to spit Sutton. About eight months ago she
and Sutton mado It up, and two months ago
thy came East together. Tho woman sold that
she ponld asorlhe no other motive than jealousy
for Johnson's act.
Yesterday mornlne Coroner Hoeber exam
ined the effeota found upon Johnson's body
after he committed sulolde. Besides a silk
handkerchief and a hair brusb, there was a
poekelbook containing 38 cents, a photograph,
for whloh the womon who called herself button
might have sat some time, and a card upon
which was written: "First flat, Illinois and
La Salle. Chicago. 111., April 10. Virginia Ho
tel." There w ere also a pawn ticket for a watch,
upon whloh SO bad been advanced, and a mes
senger boy's slip, upon which was wrltteni
"Pleato deliver to Mabel Leonard." Under
tbls was printed, "General Delivery Despatch."
Coroner Hoeber said yestsrdav that a man,
who did not give his name, called upon him
yesterday and sold that he believed that Sntton
was tho son of Mrs. William Sutton of St,
Thomas, Ont. Th man left Mrs. button's ad
dress, and Coroner Hoeber will communicate
It is possible that one of the bullet from
Johnson's revolver found its way Into the body
of a man who was In no way mixed no In the
shooting. Isaac Bramfleld. 77 years old. an in
mate of the Hebrew- Home in West 105th street,
Is suffering from a pistol shot ln the right thigh.
Bramrleld says that while In a Broadway cor,
nearMOth street, Wednesday afternoon, he was
bit by a bullet from a pIstoL He la Inclined to
believe that tt was ono of the bullets from John
had xomrso to xrrx? ron.
Bnt KJIIlaa Kcsael Failed la Iter Attempt
"I hove nothlna- now to live for." wrote
Lillian Kessel on costal card whloh she latt
ln her room at 103 Carlton avenue. Brooklyn,
yssterday morning, and than she took, a doss
of laudanum and started for the street bo that
she should not causo trouble for hor friends,
who owned tbe house, by being found dead
thero. But she fell In tho basement, and a
passer bv heard her groans. She was token to
the Cumberland Street Ucspltal and revived.
She will recover.
Miss Kessel la 24 years old and well edu
cated. About a month ago she becamo es.
trangod from he family who had adopted her
upon her mother's socond marriage, since when
she has been boarding at vnrlons places. She
obtained work ln a laundry in Myrllo avenue,
and there met a yonng man by the name of
James Murkett, to whom. It Is said, she was to
have been married yesterday. It having been
planned that she was to go to Connecticut lo
meet him. This is the understanding which
Miss Dobl, daughter of Prof. Dahl, a musician,
In whose house the girl took the poison, has of
the affair. She ooj-b that Miss Kessel cared
more for another man than she did for Mur
kett. but that the other was financially unable
to marry, and that her distress of mind over
hor complicated position drove the tclrl to at
tempt suicide. Miss Bechtel, at whose house
Miss Kessel boarded beforo sho wont to the
Dahls, says that the girl was not engaged to
Murkett, bat that she had purpnvMl going to
Jounectlcut to take a placo which ho bad found
for her as gnverness. The plan fell through,
and In hor disappointment Miss Kessel made
up her mlud that sho hod "nothing more to
In the roorp of tho would-be suicide was
found an envelope addressed to Alexander
a toutii rj.-zrs suivinx.
Took Polios Ilecnuae llli Mother Scolded
lllu fur Not Celling Work.
Sevonteon.j ear-old I'runk Wnniimaker of
350 West Forty-olghth Btreet w us scolded by
his -widowed mother jostcrduy morning be
cause he mado no effort to got work. Ho had
lieen out ot work for tho port two months, anil
his mother and sister supported him. The
boy left his homo angry at the scolding ho hud
recolved. Ho returned at (I o'clock last even
ing. His face wns spotted with powder, nnd
some of th powder was In his hair
"What's tho matter Willi you?" asked Mrs.
annmnker, who hud Just returuod from
'T'took poison ln Central Park," answered
A physician who wns summoned gnvoWnn
amaker an emetic. Then the lad was hur
ried to ltootevelt Hospital. He will roonver.
He bought the pnlsou, which was a powder
used fur killing Insects, at a near-by drug.
flFt's live minutes before ho entered his home
la ato some ot the powder lu tho hall of his
house and not In Central Park.
PICKPOCKET AN1 DEAlt ZINE ZA1T.
Can the Police Hold Illek for Relntr Near
by AVban n. Crime tVnn Committed I
George D. Hicks, alias Thomas P. Cas'Idy,
alios IUckey O'Connoll, who la raid to figure
in the ltoguos' Gallery as a rdokpockct. wo
before Justice Stover of tho Supremo Court
yesterday on a writ of habeas corpus for his
release from a rommltmont ot Maglstrnto
Slmms ln the Kssnx Market Court. Ho had
been arrested on July 4 because he stood near
a man at Canal street and the Bowery whoso
pocket hod been picked, Tber wss no evi
dence that Hicks had anything to do with the
P. A, MoManus, counsel for Hicks, said that
th Moglstrate bod first sentenced Hicks for
sixty days and then changed tho sentence to
Imprisonment of a year lu default of $1,000
ball for his good behavior. It was contended
flrnt that tho Magistral) had no power lo
change a sentence once Imposed, and second,
that as Hicks had committed no crime ho
luuld not 1k held for any term, The esse was
a test one on tbo law of l7.'l, chapter U57, on
which Inspector II) rnes based his famous "dead
Una" and under which he arrested all crooks
found below Falton street. McManus aald
that Hicks was not an habitual criminal and
that the Inw under which ho was held
had been lepealrd by tho laws of lKR:.' defin
ing who were disorderly person'.
Assistant District Allot nu) McManuH pre
sented the nxord of Hicks chiming that ho hnil
been hrnt to Mng Sing In IMiO fin liking n
diamond pin from a man nu the street. Ho
raid that IlltAs, who had hui Inuinl lu n
crowd near the man whnsu pocket wui, plukiil,
wos properly held under th law of lbTU. De
cision wo reserved.
WilWlftiyiMIMiaiLjgpr'f'-TT,-T' -l"VWSil 1 1 - -
BEAT THE'BROWN rfillCAN"-' H
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rut ma rrniTB kinsman- badw ,,
KEItPER'H UEI.P, fi$ I ' .
A X.tvaly Cateh.-Btebnn Tight la that h , '
nird Enclosure la Central ParU, Id V ,'-;
Which as Old.llraer Worsts av Netvlr1 ) ,. J ,
Arrived OUtarber from tbe Hontlu ' . 1
Tho wlro enclosure Jnst west of tho Hon j!
house in the menagerie at Central Park was, !
th oenaof a lively calou-aa-oaton-can Ugh! f
yesterday. Formerly tho enclosure wa given; .1 ' HI
ttptohalf.adoiensel,butttfewioar8ngothsj .J ,1
seola died, or were taken avrny, and th enoloK v)' I j
uro was turned Into aChome for water forvL 't l
Tho largo ston tank ln tha centre which hod ;Jtl H
boon used by tho seals booamo tho common y t
mooting ground' for swans, sea gulls, pelicans, A 3
and other web-footod denizens of tho men " tiK JPf
gerlo. There was an unwritten law among th ''
birds that when In the water tank thero should '; J It.
bo no strife Ducks crowded long-billed -' .j Jlj'
pelicans, tho tea gulls splashed about with lnw V j'
punlty, and tho solitary crano wadod urn ,'ijjr,
molested in the shallower water at the edg J vl
of tbe basin. When not In tho tank each bird) . W,
flocked by itself. Tho keepers ut tho menagorle ) ,;'L
paid Httlo atlontlon to the wob-footed family. J ; If
There wuro occasional brawls wlon ono of tbsj A T J
birds encroached on tho territory of Its neigh- ' ilt'.jj
bor, but until yesterday morning tho Ucopor ? jjj 1
had not found It noosssary to Interfor. j tl 1
Tho troublo started on tho advent of a netV ? j j i
arrival at tho oncloeure. On Wodnesdny thcra '.'Ik
arrived on a steamship of tho Cromwell lino at 'i r
fine specimen of tho brown American pelican. ,1 j
Tho box containing tho pelican won loaded Into) ,il
a dray, and two hours later the newcomer was t I
thrust, with muoh flapping of wings, inslda VI
tho Wlro fence. There were two othor pell- S fi
cans In tho enclosure, but they looked with an .B j'
evil oy upon tho newoomor. At first the. IU I1'
latter paid little attention to hi fellow carx Jj ji
tlvcs, not even venturing Into the tank, but M' i
spent Wednesday afternoon and evoulwi i ,.
standing dlsoensolobsly on one log In tha 1 I
shadow of the house erected for the shelter ot A' j;;
tho birds In stormy weather. 4 'i
So long os the brown pelican minded his -til it;
own business tho other birds paid little aiten-l . W.b
tlon to him. Yesterday morning, however. IHUL
th newoomer decided to investigate his sur' ViH
rounding. He started with the tank, whero II3H
he began wrong by snapping with his long bllt IrnaB
at a duck that wos bobbing up aud down near i Yuafl
tho centre. Tho dnok fled, whereupon that ' fti-H
polloan Jostled against the legs of tho orana sVitmH
and snapped viciously at a whlto pelican, ono ItrsiM
of tbe oldest Inhabitants of tho bird enclosnre. WiH
It wasn't long bfor the new pelican had tho uiFIV
water tank to himself, but a council of wair tijNni
was bolng held betweon tho routed old-timers, Blflnl
Then th newcomar left the water and started. BJiS
on a tour of the enclosure. nfl
The whlto pelican, who hod recovered fromv HlJH
Its surprlso over the first attack, waddled, M-Mpal
across th path of tbe Cromwell Company's QlcJIsnl
possengsr, who flapped his wings and starred wlFTnB
with open bill for his kinsman. This time tha fl'ilM
white pelican didn't runaway. Titer trai uUtfljl
a sorles of curious noises, a great flaming of aft'iiiiV
wings, and "at It they Trent-1' For five mln- sJ&'JM
utes th birds circled around the enclosure, I-SaB
using their hogo bills on each other's hood) ''''
and bodies, lying back for a fresh opening, anou f VJJjtB
sailing ln again, to the astonishment of tha! PiM
more peaceable ducks, swans, gulls, and they '-vjj
orane, who at the first opening of hostilltlosu IVflM
had retreaud ln a body to the further end on I i, b3 M
the enolosure. lUlI'M
Finally tho crowd whloh had gathered to ' flSSnl
wtach tne flgbt attracted the attention oJ '
Keeper Downy, who arrived on the seen armed, ftvi'Hi
with a long sooop net. Ills efforts separated) jl
the two birds, the white pelloan retreating Into j if, MM
the bird house. When the smoke cloaredU jlani
away the brown pelloan appeared almost foathJ H fjfl
erless. bat It took the keener three minute to, i 91
entangle him in the meshed of the scoop netj !f 9
whence he was removed to tbe camel houses jl
The affray was reported to Director Smith oC W ilsnl
the menagerie, who after examining the brown . flH
pelican decided that the bird enolosare wo too J )flH
hot a place for htm. Yesterday afternoon hen fy HH
was transferred to a mcy unlet report ln tha 10 IU
enclosure used for pigeons and smaller birds. IS SH
i .1 MBnWl
NEW CORN RATE REC02I21ENDED. aTillH
Th Joint Trafno Ilanncera Haccest XCm fliflnni
due tlon 'Cntll Kept. 15. -I j'jH
After" two days' eonfersnoo1 'th J. WV J()i9H
Mldgley. Commissioner ot the Western Freight i'l tH
Association, and othor rpTesntattyatjf lillHsl
Western railroads, tho Boart at Mantaer oil j'f f tIh
the Joint Trafflo Association decided. yrstordT z'VHIBH
to recommend a nw schedule on oorn.-ahH -jLB
ments. Tho following statement ssaiiuv 1." .''B
last night by the marager attar they &?- Itflflfl
reached thair decision Wnnnl
"The managers recommend that, effecUvau dflBj
on the 16th Inst, and expiring with Sept, IS, iJJIfl
1890, tno rates upon corn only (not lnolodlng triflH
corn products) be made on the Chicago-New a 9H
York bast of fifteen centaper 100 pounds, fromj lv?9H
points of shipment west of th western termini j d'vSni
ottbe trunk line", with the customary differ-' . iBB
enocs between the seaboard cities, but with 1.'JsnH
the exception a to other destinations east of '' j9H
sucn termini noted below. It being understood. rHI
that tha rates from East St, Louts upon this rJiH
basis may be applied a proportional rates itnnH
from point upon th eoat bank, ot the Miss-. i 'H
lssippi Hirer north of East St. Louis to Kn-iOJ i 9M
Dubuqua, IU., inclusive, on corn coming from) ijsnnfl
points weat thereof. iJiVJxni
"The foUowlng is the exception theretoii i'.lyisaTsnl
The present rate upon corn to the western' 1 4H
termini nf the trunk lines and to points eaitvi mIH
thereof shall not be redtzoed except to con-l f 9H
form to the long and short haul clause of tho I UlaH
lnter-btate Commerce aax, t. .. tho ratos tcH I tfH
the various seaboard cities shall bo tho moil- II 'h
mum ratos to lutcrmeJlnle points." I KH
Fort Worth and Denver City. U il
The Reorgauixatlon Commute of the Fort, lj
Worth and Denver City Railroad, of which,) 1 H
Gen. Granville M. Dodge is Chairman, has l jH
found It necessary, because ot the foliar op" o
crops along the line of the road, to mat, 9a
change In the reorganization plau lusualv t S
paring In cosh ono past due 3 per cent, conpt,, , IV
this ooapon will be funded with the other fov ',, SH
past duo coupons, and th provisions of the plot) yi ?H
will be amended In conformity wlththlschangoA 1" 2H
Capital Staek Inoreneed. ) H
The Metropolitan Street Railway Company, . I M
bos filed with the Sooretary of State at Albany 'r IjH
aud In the County Clerk's office tn tbls city a f )H
cerllfloato of the Increase ot Its capital stook ' M
from $ia..'i00.000 to 30.000.000. Tbe sddt ,f jH
tlonal stook Is all Issued to the Metropolitan, If
Traction Company In payment for real estate) I rM
and other properties acquired from that com- I J .IJH
pony. ( ' 4fM
mtoTHEjts i.orr. the same oirt.. 5f9
One. Accasao tho Other of Threat und ot? n 9js
Attempted loloulnc tj rnTswJ
IViTEPaoN, July P. -August Glcnkln, a book, llli''!
keeper in the Ooldon Hod Bilk Mill, was arrested HI'' !jA
to-day, charged by bla brother Fred with at, ')' fSJ
tempting to polsou him and sending threaten. jl1 1 M
lng lettors. Fred lives at HOMnttocK struct and Ii f H
on tho same floor lives Lena Miller, a young? j ) VJ
bilk worker. August lives on ihe floor above. . jH
Both brothers are In lovo with Lena. Abou r iwJ
two weeks ago Frou recolved this letter! i. Bl
We, ILo gnlihli of Mercy, of this State, hew Jersey, ( jijB
advise you lostop living tilth a woman lu unlawful ij y,j
wayrwesballactouyou. llIorelsdrawnasLullaud 2?MSjWal
croMboues. We glv tcu Ibe !jn now, Tbesecond frVinnnn!
sign will follow. Whuii juii sue Ibis, marry orscp- XT fnaO
arate within tbros da) sur the lest sign will beglvon W lM
you aud our aienra shall e tsgatust you Head lllbln, fl
Klutl, v., !)7, !bj Col, 111, 0, 0, t.phe, v., J a, 'II HH
Ciiosm Kmuiits or lienor. hij,
The word "dates" It marktd all over tbe) g '
pfnstie. Fred thotirht Iho handwriting wns that H nHjB
nf August. 'lh letter had n postugo stamp ou I' .lafljl
lCutit bad bvsn loft by u messenger. I rH
Fred gels milk every morning and leaves a I .
fiall outside of his door to receive It, A lew day .j 2JBI
mfore receiving the letter Lena soys she sow- cBni
August put something into the milk, and later f-HJ
whon she and Fred drank the milk both felt a InHfl
queer sensation, bubsequently Fred had tha (
milk analyzed and found, so he alleges, that Its 'tHI
contained arsenic iflj
August says his brother Is demented, and ho nfll
demos writing the latter. ' '.JH
PEARY'S EXPEDITION. 'fjH
The Hteaiuer Ilapa Will Hall Tor Hydaes) i7 T'B
To. Day to Take tha l'arly on Hoard. I iianni
St, John's, N.F., Jnly 0, Tbe Peary expo ! , :
dltlon steamer Hope, Capt. Ilartlett, will sail )' I H
to-morrow afternoon for Sydney, whero shs t ,fl
will take on board tho members of the party, , !H
The steamer has been thoroughly overhauled n dH
and fitted In first-olass stj le. bho has noconu , 'rnaal
inodatlonB for twomy.flvnpossonKcrB. She will .HlH
bv absent threo months on the west Oraeulantl ' ihfl
coast. i LM
Jumped the Wron-;Wny and Got Unrt, 'jl
Mies Martha Moloney of Si.'D Montloello 'xB
avenue, Jersey City, a passenger on a Oreenvlllty jtljH
trolley cor yesterday, algnnllrd to tho conductor anal
that shu wonted to pet oft at Stevens avenue. i JH
1 ho car was then almost nt tho crossing, and ' d nfl
the conductor rang the bell, hut tbe motnniiaii r sntl
lailod to stop the car. Miss Moloney Jumped. dM
IT. and Jumped the w'rorig wd). !he Was rolled ImB
ii or nnd over on thu street, anil rei , iyul ov crnl ')
bruise, besides .having bur bonnet orinhedan.l
her tloihiug soiled. Hhv vras Ukeu home suul
.MttendodbynhlcUn. j jH
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