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GROVER GOES FISHING
A Little Recreation in
Spite of the Stork's
BUT HE SOON RETURNS.
Hastens Back to the Gables to
See That All Is Going
CAPE CODDERS ARE ALL AGOG.
A Prediction That the New Arrival
Will Take the Name of
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass., July B.—
President Cleveland skipped away quietly
from Gray Gables this morning for a clay's
fishing for trout ten miles away in Sand
wich. He was attired in positively the
worst-looking suit of old, rusty-gray
clothing which it was possible to tind
stowed away in the back of his stay-there
all-the-year-round wardrobe at the Gables.
He wore an old brown hat with a broad,
loose rim, which flapped in the foggy
breeze and obscured the entire upper por
tion of his face to his nostrils.
But he was happy— there was no mistak
The President went down the road in
his own carriage, with his driver on the
front seat, beside Charles B. Jefferson, and
heside the owner sat Joe Jefferson. They
rished all day in Mr. Jefferson : s private
boat, captured a small basketful of trout
and enjoyed themselves as thoroughly as
only these three when together alone
know how to do.
The fishing party drove into the village
after dusk, after their day's outing, evi
dently well pleased with the outcome.
The President greeted hisfriendscordially,
drove Mr. Jefferson and son up the hill to
"the Crow's Nest" and hurried away home
with the evening mail, in evident anxiety
to learn as soon as possible the tidings of
the day and how Mts. Cleveland had
passed the weary hov.rs.
Everything that is put out from the
Gable? is in effect that both mother and
daughter are doing well and that nothing
but th<> most hopeful results may be ex
pected. Dr. Bryant is the family physi
cian, and professional etiquette prevents
his saying aught of importance about the
condition of things as he finds them.
There has not been the slightest indica
tion of a desire among the townspeople
to enthuse publicly to-day over the especial
honor t hut the place has attained by the
birth of a oabe at Gray Gables. Yet there
is a latent interest here which requires only
a leader to re-ult in a demonstration.
Efforts in the past to pay marked atten
tion to the occuDants of the Gables have
not been met with the warmth which Cape
Codders give and take in matters similar
in their intercourse with each other, and
this cools their enthusiasm. All indulge
in comment, however.
The universal desire is well voiced by
one expression-, "Well, it's too bad it wasn't
a boy." It would have been a good thing
for Grover and a big thing for the town.
One Democrat here to-night voiced the
feelings of others in saying:
"They will wake up here bimebyto a
realizing sense that something happened.
'Taint that the folks don't want to do the
right thing, but they haven't had any en
couragement, and they're dead slow, too.
"If it had happened in any other town
than the bay they'd have had a band out
to-nipht and given the President something
to make him grin all over his face when he
was in the village."
"When the naming of the girl is sug
gested to any in or about Gray Gables it
evokes a broad smile. All manner
of conjecture is at once indulged
in. There is a strong impression that
do*s not originate far away from the
Gables, that Mrs. Cleveland may waive
her prerogative and that the President
vill be called upon to exercise his in-
ecnuity, judgment and taste in selecting,
without let or hindrance.
That the President is more lond of the I
name Frances than any other, and that he
would have named either Ruth or Esther
that, in all probability, is believed.
This also would give him an opportunity
to tinaliy present a child with that much
talked-about but never yet seen $500 gold
ring which he has been so many times im
portuned to present to innumerable little
Franceses all over the country, so named
in honor of Mrs. Cleveland.
There are those who vigorously a«sert
that Mrs. Cleveland will name her third
born, as she did Ruth and Esther, and
that the chances are about 99 in 103 that
she will go to the Bible and the Old
Testament to rind still another cosrnomen
for her little one.
One of the seemingly shrewdest guessers
in sight to-night puts it thu3: If Mrs.
Cleveland goes to the Bible for the name
it will be Naomi, for Naomi gathered
6heaves with Ruth.
TROLLEY CARS DERAILED
Three Accidents in a Day
Add to the Jugger
The List Includes One Man Killed
and Thirty-two More or
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio, July 8.-At
3 o'clock this afternoon a trolley-car with
thirty passengers on board became un
manageable and started down the Frank
lin avenue bill on the north side of the
city, killing one man and injuring
eighteen other people.
The car was manned by James Hamil
ton, a new motorman. The tracks were
Blippery after the rain, and the car got out
of his control. At the foot of the hill it
jumped the track on a sharp curve and
'.vent over a twenty-foot embankment
into a creek. Motorman Hamilton was
The injured are: Frank Green, aged 14,
will probably die; Mrs. Frank Anderson
of Rochester, Pa.; Mrs. Samuel Manor,
Mrs. Charles -llicnardson, Wellsrille;
Charles Soence. Saline, 111.; Moody
Coburn, Charles Ashrcaugh, Bridgeport,
Ohio; Miss Millie Nicely, Wads worth,
Ohio; Miss Maggie McDole. Toronto,
Ohio; Miss Frances Nessley, New Cum
berland. "W. Va. ; C. F. Surle, Frank An
derson, Samuel Manor, John Manor, Mrs.
Luella Anderson and Ella McDole.
BUFFALO, N. V., July B.— Nine men
were badly injured by the derailing of a
trolley-car at North Buffalo this morning.
A gang of seventy-five Italians and Poles
boarded the car to go to Tomi'.vanda,
where they are engaged in grading the
new electric road between tins city and
Niagara Falls. Just as the car left the sta
tion and was on a steep grade the brakes
refused to worK and its speed increased
until it reached a frightful velocity. For
three-quarters of a mile the car went rush
ing along until it struck a curve and
jumped the track, being reduced to kind
ling wood. Nine persons were badly in
jured, but only two, Victor Marcel, a Pole,
and Pasquale Suallo, an Italian, were
CHICAGO, 111., July B.— While an elec
tric streetcar was proceeding along Pau
line street this morning the trolley pole
suddenly left the overhead wire and, before
the motorman realized the danger, the car
bounded off the track. The brakes were
pet, but the car dashed into the curbing of
the sidewalk with such force that a num
ber of passengers were thrown out and
The most seriously in hired are: Julius
8. Kazanski, left arm, shoulder and back
injured; Robert Stokes, Andrew Osking,
William Batthas and Frank J. Palera.
The passengers say that the car was run
ning about eight miles an hour.
QUEEIt IOWA. POLITICS.
Scandal Made to Figure f« the Guberna-
DES MOINES, lowa, July S.-Delegates
to the Republican State Convention
Wednesday are here in large numbers.
This evening Drake seems to be stronger
than ever before.
This morning a sensation was caused by
the appearance of John Henderson of
Centerville, the home of Drake, with the
story of Drake's intimacy with his (Hender
son's) wife and the ruin of their home.
The same story had been printed in the
Morning Gazette during the earlier part of
the campaign, and when Henderson ap
peared it caused a panic among the Drake
Later in the day the Drake people made
things so warm that they frightened Hen
derson into a statement that the story was
entirely untrue. Drake lias produced docu
ments which go to show that this is the
case. Henderson made a written state
ment. Henderson had been brought here
by the friends of Secretary of State Mc-
Farland. another candidate, and the de
velopment and exposure of the plot has
left McFarland entirely out of the race.
It is also proven that the Mct'axland men
were interested in getting Henderson here.
The result is that to-night a decided re
acfion has begun in favor of Drake, and
the probability of his nomination is
brighter than ever.
PALEN A BASE DECEIVER.
Margaret Thompson's Charges
Against the Late Jay Gould's
She Demands $25,000 for His
Failure to Lead Her to
HUNTINGDON, Pa., July B.— Miss Mar
garet May Thompson, who has instituted
legal proceedings against Dr. Gilbert
Joseph Paien of Philadelphia, a nephew of
the late Jay Gould, for breach of promise
of marriage, claiming ?2">,000 damages, is
now at her parents' home here and speaks
unreservedly of her case. Miss Thompson,
who has just entered upon her twenty-first
year, is a professional nurse, and enjoys
the highest public esteem for her charming
"In the first place," said the pretty
nurse, "Dr. Palen did not attend mo pro
fessionally when I was ill in Philadelphia,
as he has said he did. Dr. Palen was
deeply interested in my recovery, and to
my father said that we were engaged to be
married, but that he did not want his
father to learn of our engagement until
after his graduation.
"When I was at home here in March
last l>r. Palen wrote to me, saying that he
was coming to se? me, and on March 8
he did come. My parents being aware of
his coming and knowing of our engage
ment naturally accorded him a very hearty
welcome. Up to this time he had not told
me of his relationship to the Gould family
nor of his financial standing. These facts,
had I known them, touM have had no
influence whatever on me in inducing me
to jrive him a favorable answer to his pro-
posal. After my return home for a brief
rest from my duties at the Philadelphia
Hospital I "received almost daily letters
from Dr. Palen expressive of the warmest
"The tenor of my letter which was
written to Dr. Palen after his marriage, a
brief extract of which his lawyer has made
public, has been grossly misrepresented.
After his marriage I wrote to him asking
that he return nay picture and ironically
congratulating him on his marriage. I in
tended this expression of felicitation to be
accepted in the light of sarcasm, pure and
simple, and in no sense as indicative of
my heart's honest desire. Dr. Palen has
basely deceived me."
Miss Thompson said that the under
standing between the doctor and herself
was that immediately after he bad com
pleted his studies abroad they were to be
married. Miss Thompson left to-night for
SKELETONS IX A CAVE.
A Ghastly JHscovrry in the Wilds of
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. July B.— The
skeletons of eighteen men, apparently
members of an ill-fated exploring party,
were discovered in a small cave in a wild
and desolate part of the southwest
of Greenland by Captain Hans An
derson of the bark Serano, which
arrived here to-day from Ivigtut. Who
the men were and whence they came are
questions that the future may or may not
determine. The superficial examination
made by Captain Anderson of the skeletons
and of the cave in which they were found
developed no clew to their identity. The
Danish (iovfrnment, however, has dis
patched a warship to the scene for the pur
pose of making a thorough investigation.
TEy.XIS AT CHICAGO.
Yrobahl* H inner* at the Western Cham
CHICAGO, 111, July
for honors in the Western champion ten
nis tournament on the courts of the
Kenwood Country Club are gradually be
coming less in number and the playing
correspondingly better. The wind to-day
seriously interfered with the games.
So far the Chicago players have clearly
outplayed the visitors. The playing of the
Nell brothers has been brilliant at times,
and it is expected they will win the
doubles. Carr Nell will probably win the
championship. He will probably play the
final match with Sain Chase. The first
round matches in doubles have been
played and the second and third rounds of
No agency has had more influence in
beneiicially affecting the health and com
fort of the people than Iloyal Baking Pow
School Sites J'urehated.
LOS ANGEI.ES, Cal., July B.— During
the meeting of the City Council to-day
offers for schoolhouse sites to the amount
of $18,500 were accepted. This is the be
ginning of a new era in the educational
history of Los Angeles, and the first use of
the proceeds of over $300,000 worth of
bonds recently issued for new school
THE SAN FKAJN CISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1895.
CYCLING CLANS MEET
Asbury Park Overflow
ing With Men of
AN IMPROMPTU PARADE.
Hearty Reception Given to the
Rocky Mountain Dele
EDDIE BALD A FAVORITE.
Nominated as a Sure Winner for
the Half Mile Race
ASBURY PARK, N. J., July B.— The
sixteenth annual national meet of the L.
A. W. began here to-day. Nearly 1000 cy
clers of both sexes registered at the club
house of the Asbury Park Wheelmen, each
receiving on exhibiting the certificate of
the league membership a little button
badge, which conveys the freedom of the
city and will prove an open sesame to all
the varied attractive features of this sea
A soft sea mist fell all the morning,
which, while its effects were perceptible on
white straw hats, was not sufficient to
dampen the enthusiasm of the cyclers.
At2:oor. m. the Denver "Wheel Club,
seventy-eight strong, whose coming had
been announced by telegraph, was received
by 500 cyclers and a brass band.
After removing their wheels from a
special baggage car, the members of the
party were escorted through the city past
the local clubhouse and down to the beach.
A host of visiting wheelmen joined in the
impromptu procession, riding to an accom
paniment of martial melody and hearty
They arrived at the head of Asbury
avenue, the parade stopped and the Den
ver men gave vent to their pent-up emo
tions in a characteristic club yell that be
gan with a wild, weird howl and ended in
an Indian whoop.
In the Rocky Mountain delegation were
a dozen women, who seemed to have en
joyed the long journey from the West.
Almost every racing man in the city was
on the track of the association some time
to-day, and the big grand stand held many
strangers anxious to observe the work of
the men in training, and pick the possible
winners of the National championship.
Eddie "Cannon" Bald is generally nomi
nated for the half-mile medal and A. D.
Kennedy Jr. of Chicago for the two-mile,
but these, of course, are the merest specu
It is rumored to-day that the meeting of
the board of trade of cycle manufacturers
and the racing board of the L.
A. W. at the Coleman House here
this week will not, as was reported, take
any consideration of the matter of profes
sional racing, and the class B men are ac
cordingly breathing easier. Most of the
B riders deny the story that they intend to
espouse professionalism in a body after the
present week, and Eddie Bald, who would
probably make more by "turning" than
any two others in his class, is loudest in
disavowing the rumored determination.
To-day was almost entirely devoted to
the reception of visitors. To-morrow there
will be runs to Lone Branch and Spring
Lake in the morning, but the great parade
in the afternoon, followed by a monster
clambake at Rhode Island Point, tendered
by the Asbury Park wheelmen to the Na
tional Division officials of the league, will
be the event of the day.
QUEER DIPLOMATIC TALK.
Embassador Eustis Credited
With Theatening Great
Comment Caused by a Pretended
Interview Published In the
PARIS, France, July B.— The Fignro
prints what purports to be an interview
with United States Embassador Eustis, in
which that gentleman is made to say that
nothing has been decided regarding his
candicacy for the Presidency of the United
Speaking of the Chino-Japanese war Mr.
Eustis is reported as saying that he gieatly
admired the Japanese, and regretted very
much that they had not taken Peking.
Concerning Canada Mr. Eustis is alleged
to have said that it rested entirely with
the United Htates whether Canada would
be taken into the American federation.
Tne Government of the United States pre
ferred to allow the question to rest, at the
same time, however, giving Great Britain
to understand that there must not be any
nonsense or Canada would be annexed.
PVR ELY A FABRIVATIOy.
The State Department Placet JV'o Reliance
on thft Figaro's Report,
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 8.-State
Department oflicials regard the reported
utterances of Minister Eu3tis in Paris, as
printed in the Figaro of that city and
transmitted by cable to the United States,
as being among the most improbable of
the many improbable fabrications which
that newspaper continually imposes upon
the French Republic. Intimate friends of
Minister Eustis in this city, who are in
constant communication with him and
who know his cautious, phlegmatic tem
perament, assert that the sentiments
placed in his mouth are such as he does
not entertain. Further, even if he did
hold such views, they consider that the
United States Minister to France would be
the last person to give them publicity in
an interview with a reporter of a noto
riously sensational paper.
Mr. Eustis' patriotic American speech at
the London onnquet, which excited so
much comment, was carefully prepared
and deliberately delivered, friends in this
city being aware of his intention to make
such a speech some days before an abstract
of it was flashed over the ocean by cable.
They say it is utterly absurd to imagine a
man of his judicial discretion to perpetrate
such a lot of balderdash as that placed in
his mouth by the Paris Figaro. Tne story
carries its own refutation on its face, and
no explanation will be asked by the State
(i I Sl'UAl. MacIVER'S CHARGES.
Little Importance Attached to Them at
the State Department.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July B.— Little
importance is attached at the State De
partment to the alleged charge of
conspiracy said to have been
made against the Consular Bureau by
General Henry Maclver, ex-Consul at
D?nia, Spain, and the officials are dis
posed to tnrow the mantle of charity over
the freedom of speech in which General
Maclver has indulged.
In regard to ex-Consul Maclver's cause of
complaint, it is said at the department
that the bond which the Consular
Bureau required General Maclver to
give was a perfectly proper exaction,
customary in all such cases, and, further
more, that the requirement that he should
not be allowed to exercise consular func
tions at Denia until the Spanish Govern
ment had granted him his exequatur is
the usual proper requirement.
General Maclver ha.s been a frequent
visitor to the State Department lately.
He was ordered out of one room by an
officer for indulging in boisterous* lan
guage. Pie also took another official to
task for not replying to a letter, and de
General Maclver is a native of Virginia,
but was appointed to the position which
he has now resigned from the State of New
York September 14. 1883.
A challenge to mortal combat ad
dressed to one of the Stute Department of
ficials and various undiplomatic acts
would seem to indicate that General Mac
lver has somewhat erratic ideas of the
character of a Consul's relations to the
AFTER HIS BROTHER BILL
Inquiries Made of the Police
Regarding Erratic Mr.
Fears Expressed That His Adven
turous Spirit Has Got Him
"V' ain't got a man named Bill Blodgett
locked up here, hey ye?" inquired a tall,
angular personage, as he drifted into the
California-street Police Station yesterday
afternoon, and bumped into dapper Ser
"Who's that?" queried the sergeant,
after catching his breath.
"Blodgett— first name Bill," replied the
In his courteous way the sergeant led the
tall man bacK to where Prison-keeper
Burke was guarding the official record of
arrests, and looked over the list.
"What was he arrested for?" asked the
"Well, that's what I don't exactly know,
but I've an opinion that he's been pulled
in for somethin'. Mebbe drunk, mebbe
battery; probably battery."
"No; there's nobody here by the name
of Blodgett," said the sergeant.
"P'raps he gave another name. Who've
you got, anyhow?"
"Oh, several drunks, a couple of batteries
and — "
"He must be here, sure," cried the man
rather excitedly. "Did one of those fellows
have a black patch over one eye and walk
with a l'nip— you know Bill was shot in
some squatter tight here in early days, and
had his eye gouged out by Patsy Maloney
down on Pacific street in '63?"
"No. None of the prisoners are maimed
that way,' r replied the sergeant.
'•Mebbe you didn't catch on. Have you
a fellow here with a machine arm that has
a back swing to it, and with his chin all
that away, so thai it runs into his neck?
Y'see I'm his brother, and Bill lost hi^ arm
in a .<-criminage over a mine in Placer
County, and his jaw was shot away by
■ Jack l)oo!ey in Poor Shoat Gulch in 'GO.
He is an adventurous cuss, Bill is."
"There's no such man here," said the
"But I think he must be. Bill went out
looking for trouble last night, and when
he starts he usually finds it." I've been to
the other stations, "and he ain't there. Are
y' sure that a feller wasn't brought in here
who showtd you a trap-door in his skull-^
--that's where Bill got left in butting heads
with a darkey in the West Indies once;
or didn't he open his vest anil show you a
fine set of celluloid ribs, which hold his
lungs and other things in place — you
know Bill was caught by the Indians once,
and they built a lire on him ; he got away,
though; or didn't he explain to you how
it was that while he was lame in one leg,
the other was artificial clean up? It was
| bit off by a sea lion when he was whaling
"I tell you," gasped the sergeant as soon
as he could get a word in edgeways, "that
we have no such man here."
"But it might have slipped your mem
ory," pursued the angular nian.anchoring
himself to the desk. "Can't v' think of a
feller who unscrewed his left hand — not on
the machinery arm — and told you about
his trying to call down a buzz-saw in a
Eureka mill. Mebbe he might not have
been bragging much, and oniy showed
you his stamped leather oar, which he got
in place of the one Sour Dough Pete
chewed off on rhe water frout. Y 1 see,
Bill has always been a cuss, and always
gettin' into trouble. I know he's out on
some new racket. So don't give me any
game, and let me know if he's here."
"I tell yon he's not," cried the sergeant,
somewhat exasperated. "'Do you suppose
for a moment that a freak like your brother
must be, could come here and not be
"Well, I didn't know. I want to find
Bill. He's such a venturesome cuss, and
when he said he ielt that feeling of trouble
coming over him, I got anxious. He gave
me the slip somehow, and I know he's got
in a fight. Y' see Bill can't afford to get
injured much more."
"Have you been down to the Morgue
•'No, I didn't think of that. Bill's too
vigorous to get there I thought. But
mebbe he did get the worst of it. No, if
he's there its only from two causes. Either
he tried suicide for a change— y' know
Bill takes freakish ideas — or else he fell
asleep some where, and the hot ashes from
his cigar or pipe burned through his vest,
and set fire to his celluloid ribs, they
dropped in on his vitals and — great
gosh officer, d' ye know I'll get down there
at once," and Bill Blodgett's brother
dashed out of the door.
PEOGS CHANGE THEIE COLOK.
An Observant Jerseynian's Contribution
to the Darwinian Theory.
Within a week a curious change has
taken place in the color of the frogs in the
observant Jerseyman's little ponds. These
frogs are now about six inches in length
of body, and when their hind legs are ex
tended they are at least a foot long. They
were brought to the ponds three years ago,
when they were only about two inches
long. From that time up to about a week
ago all but one were of' a dark, muddy
green, and some of them were almost
black. The exception was of a light, grassy
green, and he had come to be considered
as a distinguished member of the frog
colony by the Jerseyman's younger Bon,
who takes more interest in the study of
butts and hire's and reptiles than he docs
in books. He knows each of the frogs in
dividually, feeds them for amusement, and
knows each one's particular parents and
Within a week he says that every one of
the big frogs has turned lighter in color.
He says he can account for this only upon
the theory that they have adjusted" them
selves to a change in their surroundings.
The bottom of the ponds is of a dark, soft
and exceedingly light mud. The edges are
covered withagiuWth of grass and wild
flowers, which is very much thicker this
year than ever before. The grass lies out
upon the water in a thick mat for a foot in
width all around the ponds. The frogs lie
basking within this border of grass during
almost the whole of each day, and their
changed color just fits them to remain
there Unobserved. — New York Suu.
The State of lowa, including its farm
land and manufactories, is worth $398,ti71,-
CRIME OF A BRUTE.
Savage Attack Made by
a Drunken Man on
HER WOUNDS ARE FATAL
Cruelly Beaten Because She
Drove Dogs Away From
REPEATEDLY KNOCKED I OWN.
The Owner of the Canines Objects
to the Interference With
NEW YORK, N, V., July B.— Mrs. Rosa
Warlock lies at the point of death at her
home in Maiden Lane, Long Island, suf
fering from the effects of injuries received
yesterday afternoon at the hands of Feld
ing Fleck, a neighbor.
Mrs. Warlock lives in a neat Queen
Anne cottage, surrounded by well-kept
lawns, on Western avenue. While sitting
in the house singing her baby asleep she
heard a commotion around her husband's
chickens, and, upon going into the yard,
found that several dogs belonging to
Fleck were among the fowls and had killed
two of her husband's valuable hens.
She started with the child in her arms to
drive the dogs out, and while in the act of
chasing them from the premises Fleck
came running along with a gun on his
shoulder. She asked him to call his dogs
away, telling him that they had already
killed two valuable hens. This seemed to
anger Fleck, who was under the influence
of liquor. He entered the yard and, ap
proaching Mrs. Warlock in a threatening
manner, applied vile epithets and struck
her a violent blow in the face, knocking
out several of her teeth ana sending her
prone to the ground.
Mrs. Warlock, who is a rather large
woman, arose and closed in with her an
tagonist, who again forced her to the
ground and proceeded to kick her in the
breast and sides in a most brutal manner.
Grabbing the little baby, which was lying
on the grass crying, he flung it to one side.
Mrs Warlock got upon her knees and
begged him not to kill her. Instead of
pacifying him, this angered him the more,
and stopping back a pace he cocked both
barrels of the gun which he held in his
The woman struggled to her feet and
seized the gun-barrel with what little
strength she had. Fleck twisted it from
her grasp and dealt her a murderous blow
on the head with the butt, knockine her
to the ground with violent force.
The brave woman knew that if she re
mained on the ground he would surely
kill her, and that her only chance of
escape was to get up and evade his
Al'nost unconscious and half blinded by
the blood which was flowing into her eyes,
she again seized her assailant and hugged
him close to her to prevent him from
again using the weapon, Her cries at
tracted the attention of James Spinner, a
farmer, who hastened to her assistance.
Upon his approach Fleck released himself
from the woman and fled, leaving the gun
lying on the ground with both hammers
The weapon was subsequently turned
over to Officer Holdsworth, who arrested
Fleck this morning. He was arraigned be
fore Justice Schumaker, a shoemaker, who
released him on $500 bail. This afternoon
Coroner Hallam was summoned to the
woman's bedside by a physician, who said
she is fatally injured. Besides an injury
in her head the woman had received fatal
internal injuries which may cause death at
AILSA WINS BY A SCRATCH.
The Britannia Beaten by an
Accident at Hunters
When Well In the Lead Its Main
Sheet Is Parted by the
HUNTERS QUAY, Bto., July S.-The
Britannia and the Ailsa started in a race
over the usual course this morning, the
Ailsa crossing the line at 1:30:12 and the
Britannia at 1:30:25. The wind was blow
ing fresh from the south and both boats
carried jackyard topsails. It was a dead
beat to windward for the first mark.
The boats rounded Skclmorlie in this
order: Ailsa, 11:43:05; Britannia, 11:44:03.
The time of rounding Ascog was: Ailsa,
12:04:18; Britannia, 12:05:35. The wind
was blowing strong, and both boats shifted
to jib-headed topsails. Passing the Cloch
light the Ailsa had a lead of two minutes.
The first round was finished by the
yachts rounding the commodore's boat as
follows: Alisa, 1:13:05; Britannia, 1:14:33.
It was a wonderfully keen race, both boats
making a number of short tacks for the
weather mark on the second round.
The rounding of the Skellmorlie mark
was made by the Ailsa at 2:11:35 and by
the Britannia at 2:12:03. The Ailsa
changed her jib for a smaller one on the
way down, but the results of the chances
were difficult to follow, owing to drizzling
rain and thick haze. The time of the
yachts rounding Ascog was: Britannia
2:37:05, Ailsa 2:37:55.
The Ailsa's jib split off at Innellan, and
the Britannia, having passed her, was
leading hy 55 seconds and sailing well.
The Ailsa was going by the head, her
main boom periodically trailing for sev
eral minutes in the water. The wind and
sea were still heavy.
At Kilcroggan, the Britannia held her
lead of fifty seconds, but immediately on
rounding the mark she was hove into the
wind and her foresail was lowered. Shortly
afterward her topsail was also lowered.
The Aiisa finished alone, crossing the
The cause of the Britannia's heaving to,
it has been learned, was the parting of her
main sheet. It happened when she gibed
in the heavy wind and sea to round the
The twenty-raters, the Niagara, Zenita,
Eucharist and Dakotah, started half an
hour after the big boats, crossing the line
Zenita 11:00:02. Niagara 11:00:07, Eu
charist 11:00:16, Dakotah 11:00:19. The
Niagara won, crossing the final finish line
at 2:'_'o:s2. The Eucharist finished at
2:45:50, the Zenita at 2:53:13. the Dakotah
The Valkyrie 111 started up the Clyde in
tow this morning, bound for Henderson's
yard, where she will be fitted for her voy
age to New York. She will sail July 18.
Race and Labor Questions Mixed.
A singular instance of the race antagon
ism between the negroes and the class of
white people who never owned a slave and
the good will of the old masters toward
the negroes comes from Richmond. The
law firm of Christian & Christian— one of
the most prominent in Richmond, both of
the principals having been slave owner? —
employed a colored boy as messenger. The
boy was intelligent and industrious, and
developed the trustworthiness which is
common enough in the South among them
in their relations with ladies and gentle
men. The lawyers helped the boy on,
trusted him, and he rose to be something
more than an office boy. Then he studied
typewriting and stenography, and became,
in fact, their clerk.
The labor unions tool: the matter up and
demanded that the young fellow be dis
missed. The Christians came out in a card
refusing to dismiss him, and mentioning
incidentally that no other man could be as
useful to them, as this voting colored man
understood ali their affairs. At the last
account the law firm was standing by the
negro, while the white labor unions were
denouncing him. — Boston Transcript.
FEDERAL DESERT LANDS.
How a Great Many Acres Can
Be Secured for the Com-
A Profit of Millions of Dollars In the
Adoption of Any One
J. W. Shanklin, ex-State Surveyor-Gen
eral of California, is of a different mind
from United States Surveyor-General
Green regarding the feasibility and ad
visability of the State securing the gift of
1,000,000 acres of land from the Federal
Government on condition that the State
undertakes the work of reclamation.
He stated in an interview that the mat
ter came up in the last Legislature, that a
bill was introduced in each branch, but
killed after considerable discussion in com
mittee. This action, it was said, was
taken on the showing made that for the
State to take over the project of reclaiming
the land would make its cost to the settler
greater than to get title direct from the
Federal Government. And Mr. Shanklin
added that he indorsed the action taken
by the legislative committee.
Surveyor-General Green, however, has
given the matter deep thought, and is
equally positive that both the State and
the people who desire to secure homes
would be benefited by the State under
taking to reclaim and dispose of arid lands
to settlers. He admitted that it was a pro
ject of unusual magnitude, but contended
that the extraordinary beneficial results
that would certainly follow would not only
adequately compensate the .State for all
outlays and trouble, but would leave it a
net profit of from $2,500,000 to $20,000,000
from the sale of the million acres placed
"There are three methods," he stated,
"that might be adopted by the State. It
is true that all are open to more or less
objection, but they are all feasible." Con
tinuing he said:
Corporations may be authorized to construct
Irrigating systems under the supervision of
the State, which could then get title to the
land irrigated from such systems and in turn
Kive title to settlers. The latter would have to
arrange with the irrigating company for water
rights. Judging from past experience this
would not result in any rapid settlement of the
arid lands. Such s-clicmes have been tried
with the idea of inducing settlers to take up
arid land and secure title direct from the Fed
eral Government, but they require too large a
capital to be undertaken readily, and to organ
ize irrigation districts under the present State
law makes the cost twice what it ought to be.
Take the cases of the Madera and Turlock
districts. Bonds were issued for $500,000, and
they were sold for 00 per cent of their face
value to the contractors who built their irriga
tion systems, the price charged for the work
being about twice what it would have cost if
it could have been paid for in cash. Then they
bore G per cent interest, and consequently the
people of the district were forced to pay that
rate of interest on twice the amount that the
work should have cost. Another way would
be for the State to issue 4 per cent bonds, se
cured by the lands of those already within the
districts it is proposed to reclaim, and with
the proceeds of the bonds, which could readily
be sold at par, construct and maintain irriga
tion systems. But there is an almost fatal ob
jection to this, as there is a section in the con
stitution of the State which prohibits the State
from loaning its credit to any individual or
corporation, and the fact that the Issue of the
bonds would be bared on the security offered
by the settlers would certainly be construed
as loaning the State's credit to the individual
owning such lands.
Of course this objection could be overcome
by amending the constitution so as to permit
loaning the State's credit for land reclamation
purposes only. If this could be done the State
would come into large sections of arid land
with water for them, and could then sell them
in parcels not exceeding the Federal limit of
100 acres to any one person. It could, if so
disposed, sell them on time and use the inter
est paid by the purchasers for the payment of
the interest of the outstanding bonds, while
the revenue derived from the actual purchase
j.poo would soon meet the obligations of the
bonds. I would also suggest that such lands
be disposed of at auction, so as to give every
one an equal opportunity for securing the
The third way would be to raise the neces- |
sary amount for the construction of irrigating j
systems by direct tax, but this would meet
with tue opposition of all those not residing in
the districts to be irrigated, and would prob
ably be the most difficult to carry out.
It is all nonsense to claim that California
cannot do what the States of Idaho. Wyoming
and Montana are doing. The Legislatures in
all of the States have already acted favorably i
on the proposition, and energetic action has
been taken to secure State title to 1,000,000
acres in these States at the earliest possible
time, and the same course should certainly be
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AMBUSHED BY REBELS
Spanish Troops Trapped
Through a Clever
FIGHT THEIR WAY OUT.
Ranks of the Insurgents Give
Way After a Fierce
HEAVY LOSS OF ASSAILANTS.
Leave the Field Littered With Dead
to Mark the Failure of
HAVANA, Cuba, July B.— Advices that
have reached here from Santiago de Cul>a
are to the effect that Major Sanchez, com
manding a Government force, discovered
1500 insurgents under command of the
rebel chief, Rabi, strongly posted near
Manzanillo. Major Sanchez thereupon
sent a message to Major Aznar, inviting
him to join forces and attack the rebels.
The insurgents captured the messenger
and hanged him.
They then sent a reply to Major San
chez's message, signing Major Aznar's
name to it, saying that an attack on the
insurgents would be made at another
named point. Major Sanchez fell into the
trap and advanced as directed in the
His forces were suddenly attacked by
the rebels in a narrow defile. The insur
gents charged on the Spanish troops in the
most plucky manner, wielding the deadly
machete freely. The troops were unable
to maneuver owing to the lack of space.
Two sergeants, one at the head of
thirty men and the other at the head of
twelve men, gained commanding positions
and succeeded in checking the insurgents,
shooting all that came in range of their
rifles. Their lire was so deadly that the
rebels made no further attempt to charge,
and the troops were enabled to escape
from the defile in which they had been
ambushed. The Government force then
attacked the main portion of the rebels,
and compelled them to retreat. The in
surgents lost 280 killed. The Government
loss was fifty killed and wounded.
FOR SEPARATE SCHOOLS
Manitoba to Be Forced to Re-
store the Right to
Special Session of the Dominion
Parliament to Be Held
for This Purpose.
OTTAWA, Octario, July B.— The Cabi
net at a meeting this morning decided that
no legislation would be brought down this
session on the Manitoba school question.
Premier Foster, Minister of Finance, an
nounced in the House of Commons that
the Government would at once communi
cate with the Manitoba Government with
a view to securing the repeal of the pro
vincial statute abolishing separate schools.
Failing in this Mr. Foster promised that a
special session of Parliament would be
held in January to pass remedial legisla
tion forcing the Manitoba Government to
restore to Catholics their rights as regards
separate schools, which they had been de
While the air is full nf all kinds of ru
mors, and many predict the defeat of the
Government, it is difficult to obtain relia
ble news. Many assert that the Govern
ment's attitude in the Manitoba school
case has produced the resignation of three
French Ministers, Messrs. Angers, Garon
and Ouimet. The Ministers themselves
will not talk, but all three absented them
selves from their parliamentary duties.
Interested in the Emblem.
"A friend of mine," said the floorwalker,
"asked me the other evening to go and
call on some friends of his who had lost
the head of the family the day previous.
He had been an honest old laborer with
the pick and shovel. While we were with
the family an old man entered who had
worked by his side for years. Expressing
his sorrow at the loss of his friend and
glancing about the room he observed a
large floral anchor. Scrutinizing it closely,
he turned to the widow and in a low tone
asked: "Who sent the pick?"— Chicago
The Stranger Explained.
Jinks (at a party) — I don't see what's the
matter with that pretty woman over there.
She was awfully flirty a little while ago,
and now she won't have anything to do
Stranger— l have just come in. She's
my wife.— London Telegraph.