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LAZZARONE'S BIG WIN
Defeats the Crackajacks
in the Suburban
PILOTED BY HAMILTON.
Seldom Has a Prettier Race
Been Seen at Sheepshead
DOMINO BADLY TURNED DOWN.
Among Only Six Runners He Is
Unable to Make Even a
NEW YORK, N. V., June 15.— Better
than to-day's weather could not have been
desired for the running of the Suburban,
as the air was as clear as could be, and
although the sun was hot, a cooling breeze
swept across the grand stand and down
the stretch at Sheepshead Bay. In spite
of the fact that the Suburban was supposed
to be at the mercy of Domino, and the
starters only numbered six. there was as
much interest as ever in the race.
When the time came for the running of
the big race a typical Suburban crowd was
present and the lawn was as well packed as
the grand stand. At 4:05 the horses can
tered up past the grand stand to the start
ing post, but unlike former years, there
was very little enthusiasm.
A few applauded Domino and Taral and
when Sir Waller and Doggett appeared
there was considerable hand-clapping.
Apparently the game little son of Mid
lothian was the sentimental favorite, al
though he was a bad second choice in the
betting. The others got little attention,
and in a short time the six contenders
were ready for the word.
The delay at the pose was but trifling
and without any false breaks Rowe got
them in line. The red fl ag swished, the
crowd shouted and the race was begun.
In the first few jumps Declare led the
way, with Song and Dance second, Domino
third, Sir Walter fourth, I zzarone lifi.la
and Rubicon sixth. P imino was on the
outside and Taral wanted to get up with
the leaders, so he set a fair pace aud gave
chase for Sonj and Dance, who had taken
Then the lot took things easy and passed
the judges' stand for the first time in V 2)? t
seconds, Song and Dance leading by three
parts oJ a length, Domino second by a
length, Sir Walter third by a neck, and
Rubicon, Declare and Lazzarone following.
Then came the sharp turn at the paddock,
and with the jockeys steadying their
mounts as they came around, Song and
Dance took it a little easier, while Declare
gained a bit, Sir Walter falling off into a
worse position. The tirst quarter was run
in :25, and Song and Dance was only lead
ing by a head, with Domino second a
length in front of Declare third, and Rub
icon, Sir Walter aud Lazzarone following.
The half was reached in :51, with Song
and Dance only a neck in front of Sir
Walter, he half a length in front of
Domino, who was a head in front of
Rubicon, Declare and Lazzarone following.
Taral had not yet made a move on
Domino and had calmly seen Sir Walter
pass him. The pace was so slow that
Domino was getting just what it was sup
posed he wanted — an easy run at first and
a spurt in the end. At the rive-eighths
pole Sir Walter was gaining. Doggett had
him extended there and was trying to get
him away as far as he could without urg
ing, and as they ran by the pole he was a
length ahead of Song and Dance, he in
front of Domino, who was a head ahead of
Rubicon, with Declare fifth and Lazzarone
sixth. The time to the three-quarters was
1:17, and Sir Walter was a length ahead of
Domino, he a head in front of Rubicon,
who was a neck in front of Song and
Dance, Declare next and Lazzarone last.
On went Sir Walter, and soon whole
length separated him from the rest of the
field. Hamilton, on Lazzarone, came to
the conclusion that Sir Walter was the
horse he had to beat, so he let out a link
and gave chase. He cut down Declare
and then Song and Dance, and then got
into fourth place at the seven-eighths pole.
Rubicon was only a neck in front of him,
Domino only a head further away, while
Doggett was working on Sir Walter, two
lengths in front of all.
"Sir Walter wins!" was the cry, and it
did indeed look as if such might be the
caEe. The turn into the stretch, with only
a quarter of a mile to go, was close at hand,
and all the jockeys were hard at work. Sir
Walter maintained his lead of two lengths
around the turn, but Lazzarone had crept
up to Domino and was only a short head
behind. The mile was passed in 1:42.
*-Look at Lazzarone," was the cry. He
was coming after Sir "Walter like a whirl
wind and t>oor Domino was now com
pletely used up. Lazzarone left him as if
he were standing still, and there was a
great play of whips and spurs. It was of
no use to urge Doggett or his mount to
further efforts, for Hamilton had the bet
ter horse under him, and inch by inch he
crept away from his rival. First a neck,
then a half length, and then only a streak
of daylight showed between them as they
Dounded along:, and just as the watches of
the timers stopped at 2:07 4-5 Lazzarone
was passing the wire a length and a half
in front of Sir Walter. Domino, however,
was doomed to still further humiliation,
for in the last few jumps Song and Dance
took third place away from him, while
Declare and Rubicon were four lengths
behind him. It was a true run race, and
the best horse at the weights won it.
The opening race was an easy one for
The Butterflies, for she lay back to the
last furlong, and then came away and won
with ease from Rey del Careres, who was
heavily backed and finished far ahead of
the rest of the field.
Monaco won the second rather easily.
Then th.c double event was run with seven
starter 3. Applegate was the favorite, with
Hazel second choice, while the big son of
Hanover (Handspring), who was as good
as 10 to 1, galloped in an easy winner. Jef
ferson nearly beat Hazel out for third
place, the Gideon <fc Daly horse just squeez
Five lurlongs, The Butterflies 2 to 1 won by
a long length, Rey del C&reres 5 to 1 second,
Ridicule 3to 1 third. Time, :49 4-5.
One mile, Monaco 8 to 5 won, Doggett 15 to
1 second, The Swan 15 to 1 third. Time, 1 :42.
Double event, five and a half furlongs, Hand
spring 8 to 1 won, Applegate6 tod second, Haz
let 2to 1 third. Time, 1 :06 2-5.
The Suburban, mile and a quarter, Lazza
rone, 115 (Hamilton), 10 to 1, won by one and
a half lengths; Sir Walter, 126 (Doggett), 4 to
1, second by two lengths: Song and Dance, 103
(Gnffln), 15 tol, third. Time, 2:07 4-5. Dom
ino, Rubicon and Declare also ran.
Half mile, Hastings, 4to 1, won : Honolulu,
4 to 1, second; Radnor, 8 to 1, third. Time, :48.
One and a sixteenth miles, on turt selling,
Long Beach, 4 to 1, won; Captain T, 2 to 1, sec
ond; Ohiswick, 3to 1, third. Time, 1:47 1-5.
Those pessimists who said that racing
would come to an end under the new bet
ting system Had to change their views
when they saw the racing to-day. There
were fifty booKmakers, and each was kept
busy calling names to his sheetwriter.
The chief interest among both book
makers and spectators, outside of horses,
centered in a quiet but business-like
young man. Riley Grannan. Grannan
moved quietly from stand to stand, bet-
ting on Lazzarone, first at 12 to 1, then
at 10 to 1, finally cutting down to the
best mark, 8 to 1. He likewise played
Lazzarone for place at 2)4 to 1, 11 to 5, 2
to 1, and 8 to 5. He easily won $70,000.
Frank Beard, Lazzarone's owner, won
about |20,000 on his horse. He got worse
odds than Grannan. Grannan's heavy bet
ting of this outsider did not alarm the rank
and file, and Domino closed the hottest
favorite ever known at a Suburban, not
excepting Salvator. The heavy betting on
the race was turned toward Sir Walter for
With Domino already a winner the
crowd thought Sir Walter, being the only
possible competitor of the Keene horse,
was a sure thing for a place. Dr. Knapp,
owner of Sir Walter, backed him heavily
for a place at 6 to 5. 7 to 5 and 8 to 5.
The tall, bent form of James R. Keene,
with a pair of field-glasses swung over his
shoulder, was seen pushing his way through
the twisting line. He made liberal wagers
on Domino, taking 45 to 100.
JB EATEN BY FREE ADVICE.
Halma Defeated in the Jlimyar Stakes at
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 15.— The event
of the races at Latonia to-day was the de
feat of Halma in the Himyar stakes by
Free Advice. Halma evidently has been
going back. The stake was worth $3610.
The attendance was 6500, the track fairly
fast and the weather pleasant.
Purse, seven furlongs, Piccaroen won, Mrs.
Morgan second, Fabia third. Time. 1 :3 O.
One mile, La Joya won , Grpenwicn second,
Fred Gardner third. Time, 1 A3.
Handicap, six furlongs, Potentate won, Bren
doo second, Elva third." Time, 1:15.
The Himyar slakes, one mile and an eighth,
Free Advice won, Halma second. Time, I :sU}.£.
No others started.
Five furlongs. Nimrod won, Onaretto second,
Ramire third. Time, 1:012' £.
Selling, seven furlongs. Kay S won, Kate G
second, Peabody tuiid. time". I:29}^.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 15.— 1n the last
race at Fair Association Park to-day
Jockey H. Barrett, riding Shir, ng Belle,
was savagely bitten by Service "at the club
house turn, and had to pull up and dis
mount at the half.
The directors of the association are con
sidering the proposition to extend the
Seven and a half furlong?, Zonlika won,
Duckauoo second, Tea Set third. Time, I :3s}£,
Five and a half furlongs, Keeehler won. Fer
ris 11 art man second, La Salle third. Time,
Three-quarters of a mile, Magnet -won, Tren
ton second, Lottie F.aston thirl. Time, 1:143£.
Gentlemen rider;*, three-quarters of a mile.
Uncertainty won, Hercules second, Lord
Henry third, lime, 1:17 ; 4 .
Seven and a half furlongs-, Bill White won,
Sull rtoss second, Wilmar third. Time, 1:35%.
Purse for two-year-olds, four nnd a halt fur
longs, Tops? won, Richmond Belle second,
Hot Stuff thfrd. Time, :56%.
One mile and a furlong, purse, Maurice won,
Linda second, Cicely third. Time, 1 :55.
DENVER, Colo., June 15.— The last day
of the meet at Overland Park was attended
by the largest crowd of the meeting. The
track was in fine condition and the weather
perfect. The finish of the fourth heat in
the 2:35 trot was very close. The driver of
Nellie Campbell had a long lead and in the
stretch drew up his horse. Bergmont was
coming fast and by the time Nellie was in
motion again had a lead of half a length.-
Nellie's driver whipped her up and she
won by a neck. The 25-mile bicycle race
was popular with the grand stand. The
time made was considered excellent for a
Trotting, purse $300, 2:11 class:
;™MW *» tfNi'ilitlMwiVl "a hi i^Wl*' i* h"i In ' dl l lfiiT'iMli«ili''''"^" l "'H
Klamath 3 l l
Marvin Jr l 2 3
Nightingale 2 a 2
Trotting, 2 :35 class, purse $800:
Nellie Campbell : 1 12 1
; Vernie McGregor .\ A 2 4 15
Bergmont 3 2 5 2
Aunt Sally 4 3 4 3
Little Maud 5 5 3 4
Time of each heat 2:26.
Purse, non-winners of moetintr, six and a
half furlong?, Ven wood won, Pat Lee second,
Silverman third. Time, 1:24.
Running, selling, half-mile heats, best two in
three: First hieat— Northwestern won, Re
public second. Artless third. Time, :49J4.
Second heat— Northwestern won, Republic sec
ond, Rattler third. Time, :50.
Purse, seven furlongs, Billy Sunderland won,
Little Nell second, Snarley the Smuggler third.
Time, 1:31 J^.
Twenty-five mile bicycle, H. R. Renshaw
(scratch) won, L. C. Wahl (scratch) second, E.
C. Oliver (quarter mile) third, Ed Smith (one
third mile) fourth, .1. M. Daniel (one-half mile)
fifth. There were thirteen other starters.
Time, 1 hour 8 mm. 21 sec.
ROBY, June 15.— Six and a half furlongs,
The Rook won, Joe O'sot second, Viola Knight
third. Time. 1:14.
Five furlong*, Fay Belle won. Miss Lyon sec
ond, Duke of Montrose third. Time, I:OSV*.
Six furlongs, Jennie June won, Dave Pulsifer
Eecond, Buck Knight third. Time, 1:17.
Seven furlongs, Lucinda won, Caesar second
Albino Boy third. Time, 1 :32J4.
One mile, Lulu T won, Dage second, Spendo
line third. Time, 1 :44.
Beven furlongs, Kimberley won, Gun Wad
second, Hespeiia third. Time, 1:32.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 15.— A good
crewd went out to Exposition Park to-day
to witness the opening of a thirty days'
running meet under the direction of the
Kansas City Jockey Club. The principal
event was the Kansas City cup race, which
was taken by Cyantha. The track was
Inaugural, seven furlongs, George Miller
won, Uncle John second, Marcellus third.
Four fui longs, John Boone won, Mrs. S sec
ond, Ava Cain third. Time, :56}£.
.^ix furlongs. Valdemar won, Jaia second,
Gold Cup third. Time, 1:95&
Kansas City cup, purse $606, nine furlongs,
Cyantha, 4 to 1, won; Wedgefield, 9 to 2, sec
ond; Martha Smith 10 to 1, third. Time
2 :10lf '
Selling, four and a half furlongs, Leonawell
■won, Lottie D second, Susie Nell third. Time
On the Diamond.
BALTIMORE, Md., June 15.— Baltimore? 5,
base hits 8, error 1. St. Louis 0, base hits 5,
errors 4. Batteries— Hoffer and Clarke, Breiten
stein and Reitz.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 15.— Washingtons
9, base hits 12, errors 2. Chicagos 3, base hits
7, error 1. Batteries— Maul and McGuire,
Hntchinson and Donohue.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 15.— Some local
admirers of "Monte"' Cross gave him a floral
horseshoe in the first inning to-day, and in re
turn "Monte" gave the game to the Phillies;
attendance 11^285. Philadelphias 16, base
hits 17, errors 8. Plttsburgs 6 base hits 13.
errors 7. Batteries— Beam, McGill and Cross;
Hart. Gannon and Sugden.
BOSTON, Mass., June 15. — Bostons 6, base
hits 12, errors 2. Clevelands 5, base hits 10,
errors 4. Batteries— Dolan and Ryan, Cuppy
NEW YORK, N. V., June 15.— New Yorks 2,
base hits 9, errors 11. Cinoinnatis 16, base
hits 8, errors 0. Batteries— Bcswell and Wilson,
Purrott and Merritt.
BROOKLYN, N. V., June 15.— Louisvilles 8,
base hits 12, errors 7. Brooklyns 10, base hits
9, error 1. Batteries— McDermott and Welch;
Lucid, Gumbert and Grim.
A Colored Prize- Winner.
MANSFIELD, Mass., June 15.-John
Hurson of Westfield, a colored lad of 18
years, won the second annual Halliday
road race ana a $300 horse and buggy here
to-day from the four-minute mark in 47:7.
The time prize was won by B. W. Price of
Maiden (scratch) in 45:12', and the twenty
fourth place. The aggregate value of the
prizes was nearly $1100, and nearly 100 of
the best riders oi New England started.
THE SAJ* FKAJN CISCO CAJLIi, SUNDAY, JUj^E 16, 1895.
TO OPEN THE CANAL.
Germans All Ready for
the Fetes at
THOUSANDS OF SEAMEN.
Elaborate Arrangements for
Their Reception and En
NEWSPAPER MEN COMPLAINING
Practically Their Steamer Will Be
Shut Out From View of
BERLIN, Germany, June 15.— Public at
tention just now is wholly concentrated on
the approaching fetes at Kiel in celebra
tion of the opening of the Baltic and North
Sea canal. Other questions, even that of
another Cabinet crisis|which is hovering in
the air, have been relegated to the back
On Friday next, June 21, twenty-two
Geiman warships will be anchored in Kiel
harbor, having on board 11,000 German
sailors, and on the many foreign warships
which will be there at tho same time there
will be 16,000 men in round numbers. The
United States squadron entered the harbor
to-day, and on passing Frederick's Fort
its guns saluted the German flag which
was living from the fort. The fort returned
The postal arrangements at Kiel are of
an extraordinary description. A number
of floating postoffices will lie in the midst
of the warships and a small fleet of steam
pinnaces will maintain an elaborate mail
service. In addition a marine postoflice
will be established on board the steamer
which has been set apart for the use of
the press, and this postofflce will be under
the supervision of Government off '"ialb
able to converse in the seven leading lan
The newspaper men, however, are al
ready complaining greatly, not of the
manner in which they have been treated,
but in the way it is proposed to treat them
during the fetes. According to the pro
gramme the press steamer will not be
allowed to join in the procession through
the canal, and, moreover, she will be sta
tioned in such an awkward position that
those on board of her will be able to see
little or nothing of the ceremonies. Nat
urally this has caused considerable discon
tent among the newspaper fraternity, and
all the big newspapers have been com
pelled to take other steps to obtain the
information they desire to print in their
At the imperial banquet at Holtenau
Emperor "William will toast the United
States navy and the band will play "Hail
Columbia." In spite of the official state
ments to the effect that the canal is safe
and ready for navigation, competent engi
neers who have inspected the new water
way express the opinion that it is quite
certain that the banks will cave in during
the passage of the big warships.
The lavish character of the hospitality
which will be extended to the crews of the
various foreign ships at Kiel may be
judged from the fact that a contract made
with a Hamburg firm provides for the sup
ply of 14 tons of fresh meat daily, 2000
bottles of wine, 200 bottles of spirits, 10.000
bottles of beer, 6000 gallons of beer in
casks and 1000 gallons of milk, apart from
the ordinary rations on board.
Politics, in the meanwhile, are in a very
muddled condition. The Agrarians, in
coalition with the Conservatives, have
again started a bitter campaign against the
present Cabinet, with the intention of se
curing the dismissal of Dr. yon Boet
tischer, the Imperial Secretary of State for
the Interior; Earon Marschal yon Bieber
stein, the Imperial Minister of Foreign
Affairs, and Baron yon Berlepsch, the
Prussian Minister of Commerce, to whose
opposition they attributed the Govern
ment's refusal to sanction any of the big
Agrarian schemes. The Conservatives also
point to the latest developments in the
China-Japan imbroglio, especially in the
Chinese loan, as showing that Baron yon
Bieberstein's foreign policy has been a
The Agrarians are pushing the agita
tion against Arilerican cereals, especially
During the past week the Emperor has
shown truly feverish activity. After sleep
ing on the train that brought him from
Kiel to Berlin on Sunday he worked sev
eral hours early Monday morning and
then reviewed the Horse Guards. Every
day since he has drilled or reviewed troops,
generally accompanied by the Austrian
Archduke Francis Salvator, besides dis
patching an enormous amount of state
business and attending the army races at
the Hoppergarten. As a slight diversion
his Majesty reacued a man from drowning
while yachting on the Wannsee, a lake
The Emperor has sent a large sum of
money to be applied to the relief of the
victims of the floods in the Black Forest
district of Wurtemburg, and by his per
sonal order he has pardoned William Eck
ert, the German-American who, when vis
iting his old home, was sentenced to nine
months in jail for lese majeste, committed
in letters written to his wife, who has been
since divorced from him in Breslau.
His Majesty to-morrow will witness the
rowing contests of the Berlin regatta at
Grunau, on the Langesee.
Two trials which have been followed
with interest have just been concluded. An
ex-captain in the Bavarian army named
Arnold has been acquitted at Munich by a
jury on the charge of libeling Prince Alex
ander of Prussia and his morganatic wife,
a young actress with a history. A second
trial was that of Thomas Brecstels Bauer,
who has just been sentenced to six months'
imprisonment at Nuremberg on the charge
of lese majeste, committed against the in
sane King Otto of Bavaria.
Mathilde Heinso and Oscar Heinemann,
fugitives from Sarnowkow, are wanted by
the German authorities on the charge of
committing murder by the administration
of poison. Both these persons fled to the
United States and are said to have arrived
in New York on February 1.
J. R. Jackson, secretary of the United
States Embassy here, is expected back to
his post at the end of the month. On his
arrival in Berlin the United States Embas
sador, Mr. Runyou.and Mrs. Runyon will
go on a trip to Sweden and Norway.
Lieutenant C. E. Vreeland, the United
States naval attache at Berlin, has arrived
here after passing the winter in Rome.
Richard Watson Gilder, editor of the
Century Magazine, was feted in this city
before departing for Venice to attend the
marriage or his sister-in-law, who is a
sister of Charles de Kay, United States
Mrs. Hoskins, the daughter of Mr. Run
yon, has returned here after spending a
month in Paris.
The family of Herbert G. Squire, the
second secretary of the United States Em
bassy, will pass the summer at Herings
dorf, on the Baltic.
It is announced that Lieutenant Man
teuffel, commander of the German forces
in East Africa, died suddenly on June 13.
ANOTHER MEXICAN WRECK.
Three Passengers Reported Killed and
JALAPA, Mexico, June 15.— 8y the de
railment of six coaches of a passenger train
of the Inter-Oceanic Railway three pas
sengers are reported Killed and sixteen
wounded. A relief train has been sent to
the scene of the wreck, near Hacienda de
The derailment was the result of a
broken rail. Four coaches were badly
splintered. When the accident occurred it
is claimed the engineer, who is an Ameri
can, attempted to escape, as did Neufer,
the engineer of the train which was in
volved in the the terrible Lemanatda
wreck. He was captured by several pas
sengers and detained. Several injured pas
sengers are already taking steps for gain
ing indemnity against the road, which is
peculiarly unfortunate in the number of
wrecks during the present year.
THIRTEEN BOILERS EXPLODE.
Wine Persona Killed and Twenty fieri-
LONDON, Eng., June J5.— A boiler ex
plosion at the Red Car Iron Works near
Guesborough, in Yorkshire, to-day re
sulted in the death of nine persons.
Thirteen out of fifteen boilers exploded.
The masonry was hurled 100 yards and a
volume of boiling water three feet deep
poured over the workmen. The damage is
about $250,000. In addition to the nine
persons killed twenty were seriously
HANGED BY INSURGENTS
Militiamen Murdered and
Their Bodies Terribly
A Conference to Be Held to Dis
suade the Rebels From Further
HAVANA, Cuba, June 15. — Insurgents,
it is reported here, murdered a citizen near
Bayamayo, a town in the eastern part of
On the plantation of Senor Romelio near
Guantanamo they hanged a number of
citizen soldiers and two miners. They
were taken prisoners near Gibara. In this
instance, as in many others, the insurgents
mutilated the bodies of the dead in a hor
Maximo Gomez has invaded the prov
ince of Puerto Principe at the head of a
band of insurgents and has arrived, near
Puerto Principe, the capital of the
province. Several important personages
of the neighborhood and the autonomists
of Puerto Principe are going to have a con
ference with Gomez, with a view of pre
vailing upon him to desist from further
armed revolution. The people of the
province of Puerto Principe are not in
favor of the revolution.
Night and Day Patrols.
NORFORK, Va., June 15.— The Govern
ment launches are patrolling the harbor
night and day under instructions from
Washington. Collector Shields says it will
be impossible for any filibustering expedi
tions to escape, and even if such were the
case a cutter from the South could easily
intercept any craft.
DISORDER AT AN END.
Official Information Regarding the Situ
ation in Formosa.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., June 15.-The
Japanese Legation to-day received an offi
cial dispatch from the Foreign Office sum
marizing the status of affairs in the island
of Formosa as follows:
At Tai Phu Fu and Tamsui, the two
large cities in the north, all disorder is at
an end and peace established. The Japan
ese have put into operation a civil system
German marines were landed at the
cities mentioned, but have now been with
drawn. The foreign settlers are now un
der the entire protection of the Japanese
army and civil officials.
The mention of the establishment of a
civil system shows that martial law, which
was in operation when the Japanese fleet
and army first arrived, has given place
quickly to an orderly municipal system.
No mention is made of the reported upris
ing of the Black Flags.
CENTRAL AMERICAN LEAGUE
A Council to Be Held by four of the
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, June 15.—To
day President Zelaya is en rcmte to Ama
pala to confer with the Presidents of the
Republics of Honduras, San Salvador and
Guatemala. These officials are trying to
form a defensive Central American League
for the purpose of preventing political rev
olutions. The general foreign policy of
Central American States will be discussed,
also the present attitude which Coeta Rica
has assumed toward the other Central
American States. General Valladares Teran
is ad interim President of Nicaragua.
Large exports of corn and cheese are
being made from Western Nicaragua to
Salvador and Guatemala.
The Foreigners in Formosa Said to Be
in Serious Danger.
HONGKONG, Chixa, June 15.— 1t is
stated the Black Flags are threatening to
cause serious trouble in Formosa, and the
foreigners on the island are in a critical
condition. In view of these facts the com
mander of the British cruiser Spartan has
landed a detachment of marines, and the
British cruiser Rainbow has left here for
the scene of the trouble. The Japanese
cruiser approaching An Pung was fired
upon, but without effect.
French Customs Jteeetpf.
PARIS, France, June 15.— The Director
of Customs reports that during the first
five months of the present year French
imports decreased 240,000,000 francs as
compared with the corresponding period
of 1894. On the other hand exports in
creased 100,000,000 francs during the first
five months of 1895.
Death of a German Poet.
VIENNA, Austria, June 15.— 1t is re
ported that Richard Genee, the German
composer and poet, is dead.
The first great boxing matches were in
stituted 617 B. C. by Lucius Tarquinius,
the fifth King of Rome. They were varied
with sham fights, wrestling contests and
other physical exercises. The boxers
sometimes fought with gloves in which
lead had been sewed.
HARD TIMES ABROAD.
They Are Somewhat Re
lieved by American
LACK OF DANCING MEN.
Ballrooms Are Again Being
Recruited From the
HYDE PARK DECLINING.
It Is Being- Surperseded In Popu
larity This Season by
LONDON, End., June 15.— Strange as it
may seem, in spite of the fact that London
is more thronged with visitors and tourists
than for several years past there is a gen
eral complaint that the season is not up
to the high-water mark of former years.
It is claimed that this is due to a paucity
of court functions, the frequent absence of
various branches of the royal family from
the capital, and last, but not least, to the
fact that many of the great English fam
ilies are still compelled to curtail their ex
penses considerably in view of losses of
various descriptions due to the hardness of
the times, resulting in the contraction of
rent rolls and other such inconveniences.
As a result of this economical spirit pre
vailing among members of the aristocracy
none of the entertainments given have ap
proached in lavishness those of former
day. Naturally this state of affairs causes
a good deal of grumbling among the swell
West End tradesmen, but they are some
what making up for it by catering to the
crowds of rich or well-to-do Americans
who are now here for a time at least — bril
liant birds of passage who spend their
Then, again, in social circles the old com
plaint is again heard that the young men
who appear at the balls are recruited from
the highways, and that the really smart
young men will not dance and are daily
becoming more difficult to please. As
proof of this assertion, it is stated that for
a recent ball the Marchioness of London
derry nerself sent out invitations to 500
bachelors, and yet she only secured the at
tendance of 150 of them.
Another marked feature of the season is
the declining popularity of Hyde Park as
an outing ground. This may be due
largely to the fact that bicyles have super
seded horses to a great extent, and it is
found to be more diverting to watch the
wheel-riders in Battersea Park than to
watch the equestrians in Rotton Row. In
deed, it is cow quite the thing to picnic in
Battersea Park, formerly looked upon as
quite a plebeian resort, and especially to
So far as business is concerned, the shop
keepers' only salvation lies in the Ameri
cans who are arriving here in larger num
bers this season than ever before. As a re
sult of this influx of trans-Atlantic visitors
the various prominent hotels of London
during the past few days have been doing
a really phenomenal business. The man
agers of four of the largest hotels have
been interviewed on the subject, and they
joined in caving that never before in early
June has there been such a rush of ocea^
travelers to London. Hundreds of people
have been turned away from the big hotels,
and among them were many passengers
of the new American line steamship St.
Louis, which fine vessel completed her
maiden trip across the Atlantic on Thurs
day morning last. Incidentally it may be
mentioned that many of the passengers of
the St. Louis had trying experiences after
arriving in London. With their baggage,
large and small, piled outside and inside
cabs they spent most of Thursday driving
about the city looking for accommodations
at the hotels or elsewhere. Naturally this
state of affairs is causing hotel men of the
British capital to swell with pride, and
they say that they are more convinced
every year that London is taking the place
which Paris formerly occupied in the
hearts of Americans for shopping pur
poses. Be that as it may, there is no doubt
at all tbat the American tourists are mak
ing a longer stay here this year than usual.
So far as fashion is concerned it is no
ticed that the hats of the ladies are becom
ing more and more startling as the season
advances. For instance, a fashionable
West End milliner displays "the very lat
est" in ladies' headgear. Poised on the
front is a dove with outstretched wings
around a small riviere of diamonds.
The investiture of the birthday honors,
which will be attended by the new knights,
is to be held by the Queen at Windsor
Castle during the first week in July. The
ceremony promises to be more interesting
than usual. The newly made knights will
attend a luncheon, which is to be spread
in the famous Waterloo chamber of the
castle. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon of
the finally selected day they will repair to
the white drawing-room, where, in the
presence of the officials and a number of
distinguished visitors, the Queen will per
form the customary ceremony of investi
Although it is supposed to be the height
of the season, the theaters are fast closing
their doors in the face of bad business, and
were it not for Bernhardt and Eleonora
Duse and a few others London would soon
be in a bad vray for dramatic amusement.
The triple bill at the Lyceum Theater has
proved a failure, and John Hare closes the
Garrick to-nieht. In addition "The Tri
umph of the Philistines" will be with
drawn from the St. James Theater next
Thursday and "The Second Mrs. Tanque
ray" will be substituted. "An Artist's
Model" at the Lyric Theater, "The Shop
girl" at the Gaiety Theater and "The Pass
port" at Terry's Theater are the only real
successes of the season.
The revival of "La Traviata" at Covent
Garden Theater on Tuesday last, with
Patti as Violetta, was the event of the
operatic season. The seats sold at fancy
prices aud they were all filled. In addi
tion many well-known men were com
pelled to stand in the gangways. The
boxes and stalls were ablaze with dia
monds. Mme. Patti received a great and
most enthusiastic welcome. Ladies threw
bouquets upon the stage, a thing unknown
in Covent Garden for years. But it must
be admitted that Patti's voice has lost
much of its former attractiveness.
May Yohe (Lady Francis Hope) is to
tour America for a year, beginning Sep
It is announced that Mr. and Mrs. Ken
dal will also return to the United States
in the fall.
Explaining the attractions of America
for English actors Vanity Fair says: The
field Jiere is rigidly confined to London,
while there they have the whole country.
Stars only appear a few weeks in New
York, and to the dwellers in the great pro
vincial cities New York is not a name to
conjure with. Boston despises New York
and Chicago does not care a rup for either.
Philadelphia has views of its own and so
has San Francisco.
A TERRIBLE FOREST FIRE.
It Extends for a Distance of Seven Miles
Along the Railroads.
BRADFORD, Pa., June 15.— A terrible
forest tire is raging between Mount
Jewett and Kushequa. The tire extends
along the Nyack, the Lake Erie and
Western and the Buffalo and Pittsburg
railroads for seven miles. The town of
Kushequa had a narrow escape this after
noon from destruct.on.
A report received at midnight from
Mount Jewett says the fire is now rapidly
advancing and grave fears are entertained
for the safety of the town. A special train
is about leaving for the scene of the lire.
Kushequa is a lumbering village and con
tains several immense sawmills and other
industries. It is without lire protection
and it is impossible to say what the out
come will be.
The tire at Kushequa is held in check by
a large gang of men, who are throwing up
earthworks and making desperate efforts
to save the large woodenware factory.
Elisba K. Lane's loss will amount to about
$70,000. If the wind should shift a much
greater damage will be done.
NOW SHE IS RAVING
Jealousy Causes a Divorced Woman, to
Murder Her Daughter.
HANNIBAL, Mo., June 15.— Mrs. Clar
ence E. Todd, who a few months ago was
divorced from her husband, murdered her
daughter, Miss Hester Bethel, in this city
this afternoon. She used a revolver and
shot three times. The cause was jealousy
of the divorced husband.
Mrs. Todd has been married three times
and has been divorced from each of her
husbands. The young lady was a daugh
ter of her first husband, Benjamin Bethel.
She was 22 years old and handsome. Mrs.
Todd says the shooting was accidental, but
there are two or three witnesses. The mur
deress is now raving.
THE IDEA NOT ABANDONED
Emperor William Still Determined to
Bring About a Conference.
BERLIN, Germany, June 15.— The
Deutsche Sontags Post says that Emperor
William has nowise abandoned the idea of
bringing about a meeting of an inter
national monetary conference. His object
in sounding the various Federal Govern
ments of the world was to pave the way
for an agreement respecting the part which
Germany is expected to take eventually in
the meetings of the conference.
Silverites Win In Kentucky.
FRANKFORT, Ky., June 15.— News re
ceived here to-night from to-day's Demo
cratic primaries gives Hardin, candidate
for Governor, Montgomery, Clark, Jessa
mine, Scott, Kenton, Henry and Franklin
counties, with Logan uninstructed, but for
free silver. For Clay, Jefferson and Fay
ette were carried. Hardin represents the
free-silver faction and Clay the opposition.
SET A BEAR-TRAP FOR CHICKEN.
How the Thief Himself Helped to Set
It, and Still Was Caught.
"The neatest case of catching a chicken
thief I ever heard of," says a Maine mer
chant, "occurred where I used to live in
Vermont. There was a fellow around
there who was a wonderful horse-trainer,
but good for nothing else, being shady in
other ways. People hired him to break,
colts, and he had the peculiar habit of
hitching up at night and driving off, no
body knew where. He was thought to be
a thief and that his night trips were for
that purpose. He was engaged by an old
farmer to Dreak a colt, and as soon as the
trips began the old man's chickens began
"The old man thought hard over the
subject. Then he said to the horse-trainer
one evening, 'Johnny, somebody is steal
ing my chickens, and I'm going to seta
bear-trap for 'im.' 'Best thing vqu can do,
deacon,' replied Johnny, picking his
teeth with a straw. 'It's pretty hard
to set,' said the farmer; 'won't you
help me?' 'Yes. indeed.' Johnny an
swered with alacrit3'. So they went and
set the trap very carefully at the back
door of the henhouse. 'I think the thief
gets in this way,' said the man, 'and I
guess I'll get 'im if he conr.es to-night.
'Guess you will, deacon,' Johnny chuckled.
"After Johnny had driven off at night
fall, as usual, the deacon hustled out and
moved the bear-trap around to the front
door of the henhouse. Johnny thought he
was all right when a few hours later he
crept slyly up to the place. 'Deacon
thinks he'll get the chap to-night,' he
laughed to himself, 'but I guess I won't go
in the back way this time.' The deacon
heard his territic yell when the trap sprung
and knew well enough who was in the
trap. He didn't hurry any in getting out
to liberate him, either. 'Ha! ha'.Johnay.
Is that, you?' he asked, in mock serious
ness. 'Told you I'd get the thief to-night
"Johnny was a high-tempered fellow
and desperate when trifled with. He lived
around there afterward, and sometimes
the boys, when they were safely out of his
reach, on the other side of the river or
something of that sort, would sing out to
him, 'Catching any bears now, Johnny? 1
But they never dared to say 'bear' to rnni
if he had any chance to get at them."—
The Magpie and the Cats.
The pets of the house were three very
large black cats— great favorites,immensely
spoiled and very dignified and lazy. As we
regarded the Australian magpie somewhat
scornfully dallying with his dinner we saw
one of these solemn black monsters advanc
ing at its usual dignified pace toward him.
A cry arose from the assembled family'
"Oh, Tigris will kill the magpie!" The
head of the family desired to await de
velopments. There was a painful suspense
of breath as we watched the shaggy Iblack
Persian advancing on the plate and the
magpie, with a steady, unhurried step.
The magpie stood aside from the plate
and, with head well on one side, watched
the oncoming Tobber. There was a world
of meaning in the glance of that wicked
gray eye, but it was all lost on the dignified
composure of the Persian, who, without
deigning to look at the magpie, proceeded
to sniff at the contents of the plate.
fhe bird, motionless as a statue, waited
till the black whiskers came inquiringly
over the edge of the plate; then he made
one sudden hop, lunged once, with a light
mng-"stroke of his beat at the beautiful
glossy black muzzle, and was back again
in his watchful attitude so quickly that
one almost felt disposed to doubt if he had
driver left it. There was no doubt in the
mind of the cat. That lightning stroke of
the beak had much the same effect on the
Persian as if a bomb had burst somewhere
in its middle. It leaped with a yell five
paces backward, its legs extended, every
separate hair of its long fur standing off it
at full length. When it reached the
ground it hesitated not for one moment ;
no fleeting notion of vengeance crossed its
mind; with head and tail depressed, in
manner as unlike as possible to its dig
nified approach, it retreated at a good
round trot to the shrubbery whence it had
come.— The National Review.
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt has forty-five
servants in her New York palace. Most
of the house-cleaning is done while the
members of the family are asleep. The
downstairs servants must confine them
selves to the lower quarters during waking
TWIN ACTS OF GORE
Result in the Murder of
Six Men and Ten
AND THE END NOT YET.
A Young Roumanian Woman
Slain on the Evening of
RAID OF ALBANIAN BANDITS.
They Burn a Village and Kill Nine of
t;ie Women Who Oppose
SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 15. — Advices
were received here to-day from Krooshowa
telling of two startling occurrences, which,
may be followed by much more serious
trouble in that district.
The lirst disturbance was caused, accord
ing to all accounts, by a Turkish |
man, who killed a young woman on tha
evening of her marriage to a young Rou
The girl's two brothers swore vengeance
and the Turkish policeman and one of his
comrades were killed by them shortly after
the death of the girl.
This caused great excitement in the
neighborhood, and attempts were made to
capture the brothers, who sought refuge in
a house which they prepared to defend
to the utmost. This building was finally
surrounded by the Turkish police and the
brothers opened tire upon them with guns
and revolvers from the windows of the
house and during the affray killed two ol
the policemen, but they, themselves, were
killed by the Turkish police.
The tiring caused wild excitement every
where in the neighborhood, and the com
mander of the Turkish troops was obliged
to send for re-enforcements in order to
The second story is even more startling
than the first. According to advices from
the Roumanian village of Waltsche, in the
same district, that place was recently in
vaded during the absence of the male por
tion of the population by a band of Alba
nian bandits. The women of Waltsche,
however, seized upon whatever weapons
they could and made a determined resist
ance to the brigand-, who, during the right
which followed, killed nine of the women,
burned the village to the ground and drove
the cattle to tl:r ir stronghold.
Naturally the affair has aroused the most
intense indignation against the brigands,
and a strong detachment of troops has
been sent after them.
The "Glass Snake."
This is a lizard, and is readily distin
guished by capn hie observer?, although it
has no legs. There are many points of
difference between snakes and lizards, some
of which will be noticed. Snakes have no
visible ears, while in lizards the ear open
ings are apparent. Serpents cannot close
the eyes and have a stony stare, while
lizards have eyelids and can wink readily.
There ar<? a dozen other distinctions whii-h
could be brought to the attention of com
mon observers, the most noticeable being
the difference in the scales on the under
parts of the body.
The glass snakf\ which is not a snake
any more than it is a turtle, or than one
could call a salamander a frog, has a tail
of about two-thirds its entire length. This
tail, like the tails of about all lizard-* in
the United States that I have met with,
is very delicate and easily broken off at
times. When a fourth to a half, or even
more, of the animal is detached, and the
head end wriggles away and the remainder
and sometimes larger part squirms in right
it ia an astonishing spectacle, and I am
not surprised that the ignorant should
clothe the animal with mysticism. But,
as a matter of fact, all sensible people
know that the fragments do not reunite,
for it would be impossible to lit together
the ruptured blord-vessels and shatters!
nerves u-id. restore the animal. Still, this
story of traditional force is believed by a
host of people, along with other surprising
hoop-snake tales, milk-snake whoppers,
with quill-throwing porcupine relations,
and 'a thousand and one other and le&aei
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