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VOLUME LXXVIIL— NO. 40.
CORNELL'S MEN WIN
An Error Gives the
Americans a Victory
LEANDERS DIDN'T START.
Claim They Were Not Ready
When the Word Was
THEIR PROTEST OF NO AVAIL.
The Board of Stewards Awards the
Race to the Western
HENLEY, Exg.. July 9.— The weather
ttas cloudy in the early hours of the morn
ing and it, was feared that the principal
feature of the Thames rowing would be
marred by rain, but the clouds lifted about
10 o'clock] and the sun shone brightly,
while there was a refreshing breeze all
along the river. The entire length of the
regatta course was lined with craft of every
description and crowds of people gathered
on the banks of the river long before there
was any sign of activity among the mana
gers, committee or crews taking part in the
events of the day. The enclosed grand
Etand on the Bucks side of the finish was
packed with beautifully dressed ladies and
their escorts and every accessible point
along the course on both sides was jammed
with enthusiastic sightseers. Last year
the attendance was enormous, but to-day's
crowd eclipsed all previous gatherings.
Houseboats were more numerous than
ever and the demand for them was so great
that the most exorbitant prices charged
for their rental were paid without gruni
The Cornell crew was the center of in
terest and the Argonaut Rowing Club's
four of Toronto attracted a full share of
The principal event of the day was the
eight-oared race for the grand challenge
cup. which is rowed in heats, the final one
being decided on the last day of the re
gatta. The crews entered for this race
were the Leander Boat Club, the holder
of the cup; the Thames Rowing Club, the
London Rowing Club, the New College
(Oxford) Rowing Club, the Cornell Uni
versity Boat Club, Trinity Hall (Cam
bridge) Rowing Club and the Eton College
The first heat was won by Trinity Hall,
who beat the London Rowing Club by six
lengths. The second heat was won by the
Eton eight, who beat the Thames Rowing
crew a length and a quarter.
Then eauie the neat of greatest interest
to Englishmen and Americans. The Cor
nell crew tad drawn to contest with the
eight of the Leander Boat Club, who won
the cup last year and were considered the
strongest crew entered in the race. The
•wind was blowing strongly off the Bucks
shore, which favored the Cornells, who
had drawn a position on that side. G. S.
Francis, the manager of the Cornell crew,
was unable to yet on board the um
pire's launch, which follows the boats over
the course, as Mr. Willand, the umpire,
thought she was already filled.
When Mr. Willand asked: "Are you
ready?" the Leanders shouted "No," but
apparently Mr. Willand did not hear them,
as he said "Go," and the Cornells went off
in good style. The umpire's launch did
not follow for some time, but as the Cor
nells showed no sign of stopping the
launch eventually followed them down the
course, while the Leanders remained at
the starting point.
The Cornells, after rowing at a pretty
fast pace for a while, reduced their speed
until their stroke was little less than pad
dling. They occupied eight minutes and
eleven seconds in going over the course.
The Cornell boys, of whom there was a
large number present, ran along the tow
path, cheering the men and filling the air
with the Cornell cry, which was taken up
by the Americans occupying houseboats
along the course. The scene was very ex
In the meantime the Leander crew re
mained at the post, declaring that they
would lodge a protest against the heat
being given to Cornell. It appears that
when the umpire asked if they were ready
some one in the Leander boat said ''Yes,"
whereupon the umpire gave the word
'■Go." Almost at the same time the stroke
of the Leanders shouted "No, no." The
Leanders, or part of them at least, made a
faint attempt to get away as the Cornells
Etarted, but it was evident that the crew
bad no intention of going over the course,
though for what reason nobody can
imagine. As far as any one could see they
were quite as ready as the Cornells were,
though it may be true that they were not
ready. Anyway, it was a very unfortu
nate misunderstanding to say the least.
The failing of the Leander eight to start
was a great disappointment to the Thames
oarsmen. The Lcanders were supposed to
be the best crew on the river, and were
thought to have the best chance to taKe
the cup, and were, consequently, very
heavily backed in the betting.
When Umpire Willand gave the word
to go the most intense excitement pre
vailed. Shortly after the starting signal
was given the Americans could be seen
from the Berks shore far down the river.
Xhe Leanders were not in tight, and it was
t first supposed that the crowds of boats
along the banks obscured the view; but
this belief was dispelled when, as the Cor
nell crew neared the finish post in grand
style, the Leanders were still invisible.
Their absence at the finish created a
scare among the supporters of the English
rew, and many were the reasons assigned
for their failure to appear. The Ithaca
men rowed a fine race, and were greeted
with bursts of cheers by the spectators,
many of whom took up the Cornell cry]
which was started by the friends of the
;rew, and repeated again and a^ain all
ilong both of the shores. When the um
pire's launch came up to the press in
riosure, it was learned that the umpire
£aye the word to start after having asked
jhe crews if they were ready.
Mr. Willand states that he heard no re
ply from either boat until immediately
liter the start, wlien he heard the Luander
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men protesting. He thought he had given
the crews a fair start and could see no rea
son for calling the boats back, especially as
the Leanders had pulled four or five
strokes. It was not until the Cornell men
had reached the winning post that the
umpire was informed by the other regretta
officials on board the launch that the
Leanders, before the start was given, had
said they were not ready. The umpire,
notwithstanding these statements, main
tained the right to award the heat to the
To-night the protest of the Leanders was
decided adversely by the board of stewards.
In the first heat of the grand challenge
cup the Trinity Hall crew drew ahead
immediately after leaving the starting
point and at Temple Island was a quarter
of a length in the lead. At the Rectory,
about a quarter of the distance to the
finish, it was a clean length ahead. Their
time at the Fawley Court bo&thouse, mid
way of the course, was 3:10. The crew was
then two lengths ahead and kept increas
ing this lead until it won by a good four
lengths. The time for the full course was
7:30. The London club's boat at no time
had a chance of winning.
In the heat between the Thames and
Eton College rowing clubs the Thames
athletes led slightly just after the start,
but the Eton men were a quarter of a
length ahead at the quarter mile,
half a length at the Rectory, and
three - fourths of a length at the
Farm. Their time at the Fawley Court
boathouse was 3:32, when they were a
length and a quarter ahead. The Eton
boat was steered badly, being kept too
much in the middle of the river, but this
did not prevent their winning by a length
and a quarter, covering the course in 7:34.
The Argonaut Rowing Club's four and
the four of the London Rowing Club rowed
a terrific race in the first heat for the
Steward's challenge cup. The Argonauts
reached a stroke of 42 to the minute and
the Londoners rowed at a4O stroke. There
was never a distance of half a length
between them, and first one led by a few
feet and then the other. Coming to the
winning post the London crew made a
final effort and the Canadians, feeling the
effect of their tremendous exertions, were
beaten by about three feet. The finish
was so close indeed that it was at first
thought the Argonauts had won. and
reports to that effect were flashed broad
cast by wire, whilt the crowds along the
banks of the river expressed their regrets
that the Londoners had been beaten. The
actual result was not known until it was
The London boat took the Berks side
and the Argonauts the Bucks side of the
river. The wind was blowing almost
straight down the course. The Argonauts
started at a forty-three stroke and the
Londoners at forty-one. The London boat
at the top of Temple Island was three
fourths of a length ahead, and at the quar
ter of a mile mark the Argonauta were
slightly in the lead. The Londoners were
just ahead of the Argonauts' boat at the
Fawley Court boathouse, which they
reached in 3:43.
At three-quarters of a mile mark, the
Londoners led by half a length and kept
that lead until they reached the mile, when
the Argonauts drew up even with thef r op
ponents. The Londoners gained a little at
the Isthmian clubhouse, and the Cana
dians fell back to a few feet between that
point and the finish. The London boat
was only three feet ahead at tne finish,
covering the course in 8:01}^.
The first heat for the silver goblets (pair
oars) was won by W. Broughton (bow)
and S. D. Muttlebury (stroke) of the
Thames Rowing Club, beating A. J. Davis
(bow) and L. H. K. Bushe-Fox (stroke) of
Lady Margaret College, Cambridge.
The second heat of the race for the silver
goblets was won by Vivian Nickrlls (bow)
and Guy Nickalls (stroke) of the London
Rowing Club, beating W. E. Crump (bow)
and C. M. Pitman (stroke) of the New Col
lege (Oxford) Rowing Club by three-quar
ters of a length.
The first heat of the Thames challenge
cup. eight oars, was won by the St. Johns
(Oxford) Rowing Club, beating the Thames
Rowing Club by a length and a half.
In the second heat the Amsterdam
(Dutch) boat beat the Lady Margaret
(Cambridge) crew [,by two and a half
lengths in 7:35^-
For the Twifold challenge cup, four oars,
the first heat was won by the London
Rowing Club, winch beat the Henley Row-
Ine Club easily in 8:42.
In the second heat First Trinity (Cam
bridge) beat Trinity Hall (Cambridge) by
three lengths. Caius College (Cambridge)
won the third heat by beating the Stone
Rowing Club by two and a half lengths.
The fourth heat was won by the Molezy
Rowing Club, beating the Thames Rowing
Club by two lengths.
The first heat for the Visitors' challenge
cup (four oars) was won by Trinity (Ox
ford) beating Caius College by a length
and a half in 8:14.
The first heat in the Diamond sculls
(singles) resulted in a row-over for Guy
Nickalla of the London Rowing Club.
In the second heat for the Diamond
sculls, Guiness of the Leander Boat Club
beat E. A. Thompson of the Argonaut
Rowing Club of Toronto.
New College of Oxford drew a bye for
the first round, and it has now been ar
ranged that New College and Cornell shall
row against one another to-morrow after
noon after the second round, while Eton
rows Trinity Hall. Cornell and New Col
lego will both be fresh and in good form.
C. M. Pitman, the noted forward stroke of
the last two university boat races, is the
stroke of the New College crew, wnich may
be regarded as stronger than Leander.
The river presented a beautiful sight.
Everything was full of animation. The
houseboats and launches that lined the
river as far as the Enid Reach were pro
fusely decorated with bunting and flowers.
On the banks were hundreds of tents liter
ally covered with floral designs and flags,
the American, English and French colors
predominating. United States Embas
sador Bayard and wife and the officials
of the American embassy had a special
launch, and a iarge party of Americans
were on board the houseboat Rouge-et-
Noir, one of the finest of that kind of craft
on the river. It was decorated with flags
and flowers and looked like a floating pal
ace. Among those on her were the Hon.
Seth Low, president of the Columbia Col
lege, and wife; Charles Dudley Warner,
the Misses Grace, Messrs. Douglass and
Samuel Sothern. F. H. Howell and B.
Howell, of New York. The Rouge-et-Noir
will remain for a week, and it is said that
the party on board will be the guests of the
American embassy and of Secretary
Continued on Second Fag*.
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1895.
DEATH ON THE RAILS
Thirteen People Killed
by the Colliding of
A CRASH IN THE DARE.
Sleeping Tourists in a Pullman
Coach Meet Their Fate
CAR AND ENGINE TELESCOPED'
A Suspicion That One of the En
gineers Had Dozed at
CRAIGS ROAD, Quebec. July 9.— ln the
early hours this morning there occurred
an accident on the Grand Trunk road at
the station here that has seldom been ex
celled in horror by any similar event in
Canadian annals. A special excursion
passenger train, rushing alone in the
darkness, crashed into another train of
the same kind preceding it, and killed
thirteen people and wounded thirty.
The dead are: Charles Bedard, mail
clerk, Richmond; Miss Bedard, Rich
mond; Hector McLeod, engineer, Rich
mond; Richard L. Perkins, fireman, Rich
mond; Rev. J. L. Mercier, Richmond;
— Coogan, Richmond; Rev. E. P. Dig
nan, Windsor Mills; Miss Valin, St.
Joseph de Levis; Miss Phaneuf, St. Joseph
de Levis; Mrs. J. B. Cayer, Danville; Miss
Delicourte. Shefford ; an aunt of Miss
Valin, name unknown, St. Joseph de
Levis; John O'Farrell, Capleton.
The injured are: John Cadieux, Dan
ville; J. B. Caver, Danville; Seraphine
Cayer, Danville; Joseph Caver, Dan viile;
Louis Cayer, Danville ; Virginia Sylvester,
Broughton; Francis Fontaine, Broughton;
Louis Gaudel, Arthabaskaville; Patrick
McHugh, Capleton; Pierre Alard, Rich
mond; Antonio Bari, Arthabaskaville;
Hercules Descoteau, wife and two sons,
Danville; Rev. F. Desrosirs, Broughton,
legs and arm broken; J. Quinlan, Mon
treal; Cyrille Remilard, Sherbrooke; De
lina Grosseline, Sherbrooke; Mr. and Mrs.
Hamel, Danville; Mrs. Louis Morin, "Wind
sor; Olivine Morin, Windsor; Mrs. Frank
Caver and six-year-old daiighter, Dan
ville; Mrs, Zerphine Lanlin, Windsor
Mills; Lazare Godabout, Windsor Mills;
Joseph Richard, Brompton Falls; Cleophas
Charest, Coaticooke; Bennett Bassler, Pull
man car-porter, Toronto.
The trains that came in collision were
special excursion trains filled with pil
grims en route from Sherbrooke, Richmond
and Windsor Mills to Levis, where they
were to cross over to Quebec and proceed
to the shrine of St. Anne de Baupre. They
were following one another with an inter
val of twenty minutes. The forward train
was making good time, having left Rich
mond at 10 o'clock the night before. On
the rear of this train was a Pullman, in
which were the priests and others in charge
of the party, and it was in this car that
most of the loss of life occurred.
The first train reached this station, four
teen miles west of Levis, about 3 o'clock
and stopped at the tank to take water.
The usual precautions were taken to avoid
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danger against the following train. Only
the trainmen were about and attending to
their duties. The Pullman in the rear was
in silence and the sleepers were unaware
of the terrible fate that was rushing upon
Suddenly there was a great crash, the
second train, coining at full speed, dashed
into the rear Pullman of the lirst section.
So great was the impetus of the colliding
train that the engine embedded itself in
the palace car and the latter plunged for
ward and partially telescoped the first
class car immediately in front. Every
berth in the Pullman was wrecked and
some of the occupants killed never knew
what happened to them. They died sleep
ing. Others awoke to their horrible sur
roundings maimed, bleeding and bruised,
conscious of little else but the agony that
It was an awful scene. The cries of the
wounded, the moans of the dying, the out
pouring of passengers from cars that were
not badly damaged, the hurrying forms of
the uninjured trainmen with their flicker
ing lanterns, all combined to make a sight
seldom exceeded in tragic horrors.
The work of rescue was becun as soon as
possible. "When the blinding clouds of
steam had subsided the trainmen, priests
and others got to work and the wounded
were taken out of the Pullman and first
class car and removed to temporary quar
ters, where the women of the party at
tended as best they could to the wants of
the maimed pilgrims. They tore off their
underclothing, made bandages for gaping
wounds and tried in the absence of enough
medical aid to go round to stop the flow of
blood and properly cleanse the wounds.
"Word was at once sent to Montreal and an
order from there was sent to Levis to send
out doctors from Quebec to attend the
wounded and a force of men to clear the
track. The special train reached here at
an early hour and all the wounded that
could be moved were placed on board and
sent to Levis, where they could be cared
for in hospitals.
It is hard to say where the blame for the
accident rests. It has been suggested that
Engineer McLeod might have dozed off to
sleep, and thus having missed the warn
ing light was unconscious of his where
abouts. Indeed, that would seem to be
the only theory that could be advanced,
but a strict investigation will be held at
once to determine where the responsibility
DEATH IN THE FLAMES
Three Detroit Firemen Perish
While Fighting a Con-
Over a Hundred Horses Cremated
by the Burning of a Livery
DETKOIT, Mich., July 10.— A tire broke
out in Case's livery stable, the finest and
best of its kind in the city, situated on
Congress street, between Griswold a.nd
Shelby, at milnight. There were 135
horses and a large number of handsome
vehicles in the Duilding. Only about
twenty-five of the animals were rescued.
There were about forty stockmen in the
building, but it is said all have escaped
except a man named Cummings, who
jumped from a third-story window and was
killed. The firemen are missing and are
thought to hare been burned to death.
Hanged for Wife Murder.
PITTSBCRG, Pa., July 9.-Daniel Werl
ing, who shot and killed his wife, Barbara,
in April, 1894, because she refused him
money, was hanged here this morning.
MURDERED BY FIENDS.
Father and Son Shot to
Death by a Mob in
ARE GIVEN NO QUARTER.
The Old Man Made to Stand
in a Corner While They
Fire Upon Him.
AVENGERS ON THEIR TRAIL.
Will Show No Mercy When the Band
of Whltecaps Is Over
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 9.— A special
to the Tribune from Princeton, Ky., says:
A posse composed of indignant Lewiston
citizens, armed with revolvers and rifles,
has started in pursuit of the murderers of
Joseph Howton and his son, Hewlett.
The mob which killed father and son was
made up of at least fifteen men, and should
the posse catch up with them there will be
a desperate battle.
The mob, all the members of which were
masked, went to the Howton residence at
Lewiston, eight miles from here, shortly
before midnight last night. The men held
a short consultation, and just as the clock
struck 12, one of the mob knocked on the
door and asked to see Hewlett Howton.
He came to the door, and after talking a
minute or two on some personal matter,
he was seized by two others. They pulled
him outside and asked him to co with
them to the barr. He refused, and one of
the miscreants shot him through the
body. Then they dragged him to the gate
and shot him several times.
One man had stood guard at the door,
and after they had finished Hewlett, the
gang went back to the house. The white
haired father begged that they spare his
life and the lives of his family, but his en
treaties were unheeded, and they made
him back ut> into a corner, so they could
shoot him without danger to his wife and
The leader deliberately counted ten, and
then five of the men tired at the old man.
One ball struck him in the wrist, another
in the abdomen and a third in the groin.
Then the men left the house, taking
with them a boy who worked on Howton's
farm. They carried him to a vacant
building and tied him to a tree, telling
him they would kill him if he attempted
to escape before daylight.
A man named Brashears was sent half
an hour after the shooting for one of the
neighbors, who lived half a mile away.
He was stopped by a man on horseback
and made to go back home. The old man
was not dead, and another hand was sent
for a doctor by another road. This was
also guarded, and the man was turned
It was given out that no one must leave
the Howton place again before daylight
under pain of death. As a result, it was
eight hours before any of the neighbors
knew of the mob's awful work.
There is no theory as to the cause of the
mob' 3 action. The Howtons were quiet,
inoffensive people and stood well in the
community. They were noted as good
neighbors and did not have a known
enemy. John Howton, the eldest son,
was a blacksmith. He was a member of a
very bad gang which was broken up last
winter, when he was sent to the peniten
tiary, but his father and brother had
nothing to do with his misdeeds, and
even refused to shield him when they
could have done so.
DEBS' SESTESCE MODIFIED.
The Strike Leader Will Serve but Six
Months in Jail.
CHICAGO, 111., July 9.— Judge Woods
this morning modified the sentence of Eu
gene V. Debs from one year in jail to six
months. The sentences of the other direc
tors of the American Kailway Union were
reduced from six months to three. The
sentences are now as the court originally
imposed them. The sentences were made
cumulative, one to begin when the other
ended, for technical reasons.in order that the
cases might be brought before the Supreme
Court, as the court only wished to punish
the men for the length of time prescribed,
and it has all along been Intended to make
the sentences as originally imposed.
VIRE IS A. WAREHOUSE.
Furniture and Merchandise Valued at
$300,000 destroyed at Chicago.
CHICAGO, 111., July 9.— Three hundred
thousand dollars' worth of furniture and
general merchandise was destroyed by tire
to-night in the storage warehouse of George
Parry at 156, 158 and 160 West Monroe
street. Three firemen were painfully
though not seriously wounded by falling
bricks and glass. The buildings No. 158
and 160 were totally destroyed, but No. 156
was saved by a firewall, and the contents
were damaged only by water. The burned
buildings were owned by Norton Pope of
New York and were valued at $30,000.
WILLWORK IN THE SLUMS
Bishop Potter's Unique Pro
gramme for His Annual
Intends to Take Up His Residence
In a Tenement District of
NEW YORK, N. V., July 9.-Forsaking
the comforts of his residence in Washing
ton square north, and the spacious accom
modations of the Episcopal mansion in
Lafayette place, and foreeoing his Euro
pean tour or a season at Newport, Bishop
Potter is about to take up his abode for
four succeeding weeks of the summer
amid the slums and tenements of the old
Tenth Ward. No. 130 Stanton street, the
Cathedral mission, formerly known as the
Epiphany House, will be the home of the
head of the diocese of New Yoik for the
There he will perform the duties which
devolve upon the minister in charge of the
mission, while the latter is absent in his
In his address before the diocesan con
vention last September, Bishop Potter told
his clergy about the work being done in
Stanton street for the downtown East Side,
and suggested to them that they arrange,
each one of them, to spend a week or more
there every year, so that they might be
conversant with the workings of this
most potent factor in bettering the condi
tion of unfortunate humanity.
Without any flourish of trumpets, and
unknown to all but a few of his most inti
mate associates, Bishop Potter has quietly
so arranged his affairs that he may pass
four weeks in active work in the Stanton
street mission, and thus set an example to
his subordinates throughout the city. His
residence in the Cathedral mission will be
gin the present week, and it is expected
that he will conduct the regular Thursday
evening services there to-morrow night at
The location of the Cathedral mission
for the work which it is carrying on is one
of the most favorable in the city.
The square mile, in the center of which
the mission stands, contains, according to
the census, over 350,000 persons, and it is
said to be the most densely populated
square mile in the world.
In speaking of the Bishop's plan a
prominent churchman said yesterday:
"In taking up his residence on Stanton
street Bishop Potter wiJl do nrnch to give
to the people of New York an object lesson
of the meaning of the great cathedral
which is to crown the heights of Morning
side Park. We can no longer think of the
cathedral simply as a magnificent building
in which the church liturgy is to be ren
dered with all the accessory of a dignified
ceremonial. It becomes rather the heart
of the missionary endeavor, which minis
ters to high and low, rich and poor, alike;
an endeavor which finds its inspiration
and power of continuance in worship."
DRIVEN OUT BY A FLOOD
Hundreds of Famillesina Kan
sas Town Desert Their
Boat Patrols Kept Busy Rescuing:
People From the Rising
SALINA, Kaks., July 9.— The portion of
the city east of the Smoky River, contain
ing a resident population of 1200, is under
water. Hundreds of families have vacated
their homes and hundreds of others are
unable to leave, except in boats. The
river has been rising steadily for three
days, and although it has reached the
highest point known in history it con
tinues to rise rapidly.
The situation to-night is the most
serious in the , history , : of Salina. A foot
nore water will cover the first floor of 500
houses. The flooded district is being
patrolled by men in boats, and endangered
families are being constantly rescued.
WRECKED BY Jl WATERSPOUT.
Farm Buildings Demolished by a Kan
LEOTI,. Kaß., July 9.— A waterspout
passed near here during the storm Sunday
and demolished the homes of Mrs. Hein
rich and Peter Loewen. Its course was
southeasterly. rlt destroyed twenty-eight
windmills and twenty-four barns and gran
aries.' It passed 1 near the big Mennonite
Church a few miles from , Leoti and de
stroyed the buggies and- wagons of those
attending church. • ■ U
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FIRST GUN IN IOWA
Republicans Meet to
Open the Gubernator
DRAKE IS A FAVORITE.
He Will Enter the Convention
With a Well-Organized
TEN CANDIDATES IN THE RACE.
Dark Horses Base Their Hopes of
Successor) a Deadlock Between
DES MOINES, lowa, July 9.— The Re
publican State Convention will be called
to order at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning
in Calvary Tabernacle, a structure that
will hold 3500 people, but will not begin to
hold all who will seek admission. Practi
cally the full number of delegates, 1244,
will be present. TLe number required to
nominate is 623. The only contest will be
over the nomination for Governor, for
which there are ten candidates, at least
seven of whom are professing to-night to
expect the honor, and the other three will
not admit that they are without hope.
The platform will be adopted without a
contest of any sort. It is now generally
expected that it will be short and in no
way radical. State issues will be dwelt on
briefly, but the liquor question will not be
touched upon. Two years ago the party
adopted the policy of considering this
question out of politics and will continue
it. The Minneapolis platform of 1892 will
be reaffirmed as to National issues. This
course will be adopted as being best
adapted to further the candidacy of Sena
tor Allison, who is here but taking no
part, for the Presidency.
General F. M. Drake of Centerville and
ex-United States States Senator James F.
Harlan of Mount Pleasant are the two
leading candidates for Governor, and the
hopes of the others rest upon the assump
tion that the lines will be so strongly
drawn between these two that neither can
be nominated. General Drake has iie
most votes for the first ballot, and his
forces are the best organized. Senator
Harlan's friends depend upon his popu
larity, based on his past services, to make
him a general second choice. Between
these two it is a question of organization
versus enthusiasm. There is a little bet
ting being done to-night and Drake is the
favorite. The personal fight on General
Drake has been abandoned, what is con
sidered as a full vindication having been
published and all the other candidates
having disavowed the attacks. The claims
of the candidates for Governor as to their
votes on the first ballot are: Drake 400,
Harlan 300, Matt Parrott 200, W. M. Mc-
Farland 200, J. B. Harsh 150, E. S. Ormsby
150, J. L. Kamrar 50, F. C. Letts and A. B.
Coway each their home county, and W. S.
Russell none, as he is not even indorsed at
home, although he keeps open headquar
ters and insists upon being classed as a
In case of a protracted struggle the men
with few votes at the beginning count
themselves in as good shape to win as
those with many.
It is thought that the renomination of
Lieutenant-Governor Dungan, State Super
intendent Sabin, Railroad Commissioner
Perkins and Supreme Judge Given will be
easy, although Messrs. Sabin and Given
will have opposition. J. R. Lane of Daven
port will be temporary chairman.
HELM'S SHOT TO CENTER
As Predicted by "The Call,"
the Californian Wins the
He Captures the Award In a Com
petition With Over Six Hun
NEW YORK, N. V., July 9.— The an
nouncement exclusively made in a dis
patch to The Call yesterday that George
Helm's shot on the target Germania was
the best bullseye of the 600 and odd made
was substantiated to-day by official meas
urement, and that popular delegate from
the Golden City takes first prize of $300,
his bullet having struck the bullseye
To-day was devoted to social reunion by
the marksmen and their friends at Glen
dale Park, and to-morrow the official score
will be announced and the prizes distrib
uted. Some of the California marksmen,
as already stated, are in New Haven as
guests of the "Winchester Arms Company
to-day, and will be on hand to-morrow to
receive their prizes with the rest. On Sat
urday all will return home, picking up ea
route George Helm, who will go to Utica
to visit some friends to-morrow afternoon.
The others will devote the interval to sight
seeing in this vicinity.
In addition to the many prizes which
the delegation will carry back from New
York are two of the six handsome silver
wreaths presented by the New \ r ork Times
to the holders of the highest scores on
each target, value $75, won by George
Helm with 75 points, the highest possible
score on the ring, and Adolph Strecker,
who made the record of 97 on the man
target. Apart from the intrinsic value of
these prizes, both men will have reason to
give them a prominent place in their col
lections as mementos of records made at
the first National shapshooters' reunion,
and moreover from the fact that both are
duplicates of world's records already made
by the same pair — Helm's at San Fran
cisco two years ago and Strecker'a at the
Milwaukee shoot last June.
CnUfornianm in »tc York.
NEW YORK, K. V., July 9.— These Cali
fornians registered at the hotels to-day:
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kirk of San Francisco and
Miss Miller of San Rafael at the Bruns
wick; John N. Ansnn of San Francisco at
the Holland ; J. P. Trafton of Loa Angele*
at the Astor*