Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 80.
VALKYRIE III ARRIVES
Trip of the Challenger
Across the Ocean
RECEIVED BY A FLEET
Duriraven's Racer Welcomed
by a Din of Deafening
ITS PASSAGE UNEVENTFUL.
Made Slower Time Than The
Vigilant, but Had Less
NEW. YORK, N. V., Aug. 18.— The
Valkyrie 111 has arrived. The boat which
Lord* Dunraven has built to wrest the
•America. !cup and the yachting supremacy
•fro-nr Yankeedom is at anchor in New Y T ork
.-' Harbor:' • .
. : ; After. encountering heavy seas and con
•' fiderable headwinds since her departure
• ■.frqin.Gour.ock Bay, Scotland, on July 27.
: the -cup-challenger arrived at Sandy Hook
Jlghtsbip at 7:30 o'clock this evening, on
her- twenty-second day out. Her passage
from:Malden Head, where she dropped her
. tiip on the. other-side, to Sandy Hook, 2770
■ nautical' miles, took her 21 days, 9 hours
and 30 minutes, an average of 129 miles a
day: The Vigilant last April made 2934
•miles irqm the Lizard to Sandy Hook in 18
days \1 hour and 45 minutes, a daily
average of 168 miles, but the Vigilant had
more favorabie weather than the Valkyrie
111 has- experienced.
The Dunraven cutter made the ocean
voyage . without serious mishap, and
; although her time breaks no record she
lias, made a remarkable trip. Clever
:B:ritish skippers and plucky British tars
•..brought through stiff winds and heavy
seas the low racing craft with flush decks
and scarcely any protection for those on
hoard. With a peculiar ketch rig of stout
spars and tough canvas the modern racing
machine crossed the Atlantic where many
a big ship has. come to grief. The craft
. made her way under canvas until twenty
■jniles to the eastward of Sandy Hook light
ship, when at 6. o'clock this evening she
took a line from a towboat and came into
the harbor with a fleet of tugs and the
■ propeller. City of Bridgeport, which is to
pet as her tender, hovering about.
• At .9:45 o'clock the fleet arrived at
quarantine.. Dr. Doty, by special request,
went on board the Valkyrie 111 and, after
a brief examination, passed her. She was
towed to an anchorage off Liberty Island.
The City of Bridgeport, the Valkyrie's
tender, startedout at daybreak in search
of the expected yacht. Arthur Glennie.
Lord Dunraven's personal friend, was in
charge, Maitland Kersey having remained
at Newport over Sunday. Captain Joseph
Parker, late of the towboat Assistance,
was at the wheel. The City of Bridge
port reached Sandy Hook lightship at
6 a.m. Mr. Glennie, who had passed the
night aboard, came out of his stateroom
in negligee costume and hailed The United
Press tug G. B. Dalzell, which had been
cruising outside the lightship all. night
Mr. Glennie asked if anything had been
Been of the Valkyrie. When told that she
had not been sighted, Mr. Glennie said he
hardly expected her before Tuesday, but
•would run out as far as Fire Island.
The Ciiy of Bridgeport then proceeded
in the direction of Fire Island and The
I'nited Press tug headed off for the French
liner La Gascogne, bound in. When
■within hailing distance Pilot Thomas
Leonard was asked if the yacht had been
sighted by the steamer. He replied:
. "We saw the Valkyrie; she ought to be
here this evening."
. This was the last news of the British
yacht from the vicinity of this port.
.;About noon the City of Bridgeport re
turned to the lightship. Mr. Glennie was
inform.cd by megaphone that the Valkyrie
had been seen, and might be expected late
in the afternoon or evening. At 3p. m. the
marine observer at Fire Island made out
the yacht and notified the press observer
at Sandy Hook, who displayed code sig
nals from, the Sandy Hook tower, which
. cbhyeyed the news to the reporter on the
tug Dalzell. He first notified Mr. Glennie,
on the City of Bridgeport, and then started
put to rind the Valkyrie. .Mr. Glennie
waved his thanks and ordered the City of
Bridgeport to start at once. Lord Dun
raven's blue-and-yellow yacht flag was
sent aloft and: a big American ensign was
floated from the main gaff.
■The Dalzell is a fast ocean-going tug, and
easily beat the. City of Bridgeport on the
run oiutside to meet the Valkyrie. The
wind was north-northwest, and the Val
kyrie 'was able to lay her course from Fire
Island toward the Sandy Hook lightship
without tacking. The wind was light, but
ihere ' was quite a swell on, and the
hoiised-in City of Bridgeport did consider
able rolling and pitching.
At 5:4§ p. M. the Valkyrie was sighted off
Point Lookout, about half-way between
Fire Island and- the lightship which
marks the entrance to the port of New
York: The British ensign, bright and red
in the rays of the' setting sun, waved from
thetop of the jigger mast, and Lord Dun
raven's private pennant of blue and yellow
fluttered- at her topmast head. Britain's
.flag was : a new one, while the owner's flag
was •in .old one, and nearly half blown
away. .:■ '. ". •'
.f' The. .yacht was making good headway
under ; her mainsail, jigger-sail, like a
. small din sail aft, and fore-staysail. Her
white hull" suggested that of the Defender,
with its sharp prow and immense overhang
, aft, but amidships the great beam sug
gested the Vigilarit's lines. The Valkyrie
appeared to have less freeboard than either
the. Vigilant orDefender. A narrow gold
band .Relieved the plain whiteness of her
' sides. Her deck was like that of the De
fender, flush and without a break. There
is ho cockpit forward of the tiller, and the
. house .amidships is very small. A cleat
runs along the deck on either side for the
sailors to orace their feet against when the
boat : is 'doing windward work. The De
fender was thefirst cup-racer to show this
° The .Valkyrie has a temporary wheel
rigged to her tiller, but this will be re
placed by the regular English stick for
racing. .-Her jury-mast ■ and the jigger
The San Francisco Call.
mast, just abaft the tiller, will be removed,
as will also be the short stick which occu
pied the place of the bowsprit. Two fold
ins canvas boats were on the counter, and
the cutter and dingy were lashed to the
deck amidships. The jury spars which
-he has carried across the sea are stout
sticks and looked very clumsy on a yacht
with such fine lines as the Valkyrie's hull
No time was lost in unbending sails and
stripping decks of all truck the moment a
line was got out to the tug. The crew of
forty men jumped about with great
celerity and soon had things shipshape.
The tars were some in canvas breeches
and some in blue, while others wore blue
jerseys with "Valkyrie, R. Y. S." in yel
low embroidery on them, while yet others
were in white shirts. Captain Cranfield
came on deck for a few minutes, but re
mained below in the cabin most of the
time coming up the bay. Captain Syca
more, the assistant skipper, busied him
self overseeing the stowing of sails and
housing of spars.
Just as the Valkyrie took a line from
her tug the Dalzell arrived alongside. To
a hail from her decks Captain Sycamore
said that all were well on board and the
trip had been made without mishap. Ten
minutes later the City of Bridgeport ar
rived. She blew three whistles and sent
aloft Lord Dunraven's colors, following a
moment later by a private signal. Then
Mr. Glennie waved a welcome with his
arms and shouted throuch the megaphone,
"How are you? Are you all well?" Cap
tain Cranfield came on deck and shouted
back, "Yes sir, we are all well."
The White Star tug Louis Pulver then
joined the fleet and there was a generar
serenade of steam whistles. This was re
peated when the Valkyrie passed ' the
Sandy Hook lightship at 7:30 p. m.
Coming up the lower bay and through the
narrows to quarantine there •• were- re
2> uyjt a VEX vert samguixje.
His Lordship Coming to America in
Quest of the Cup.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. Lord Dun
raven, the head of the syndicate which
built the Valkyrie 111, his daughters,
Ladies Rachel and Aileen, and Mr. Wat
son, the designer of the Valkyrie, will sail
for New York on the White Star line
steamer Teutonic, which leaves Liverpool
on Wednesday next. Lord Alfred Paget
will be a passenger on the same steamer,
and perhaps the Duchess of Marlborough
will go to New York on her. Mr. J. B.
Robinson, a third owner of the Valkyrie
111, will sail either on the Teutonic or on
board his own steam yacht, La Belle
During the past fortnight Lord Dunraven
Continued on Second Page.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1895.
SANK WITH THE BOAT
Fatal Result of Over
crowding a Frail
SEVEN LOST THEIR LIVES
Shocking Disaster Caused by
the Unreasoning Fright
CAPSIZED IN SHALLOW WATER.
Only Three of a Party of Ten
Reached the Shore a Short
OCEAN CITY, Md., Aug. 18.— Seven
lives paid the penalty yesterday of the
overcrowding of a small sailboat and the
unreasoning fright of the women aboard,
who, by springing to one side when the
little craft shipped some water, overturned
it and threw its occupants into the water.
The boat contained ten persons, and of
these only three were rescued.
The dead are : William Storrs, aged 45
years, a sign painter; his wife, Mrs. Laura
Storrs, aged 33; their two daughters, Ida
May and Eva, 14 and 16 years, respect
ively; Lulu and Mamie Hall, sisters, aged
16 and 18, respectively, of Bishopville, Del.,
and Miss Myrtle Stevens, aged 14 years, of
The Storrs family were residents of Phil
adelphia and lived at 4849 Lancaster ave
nue. The bodies of Storrs and his wite
and two daughters and Miss Stevens were
found, but those of the Hall girls are still
in the water. Mrs. Storrs was a native of
this place and since her marriage she and
her husband and children have spent their
vacation here every summer.
Mr. Storrs made up a sailing Darty yes
terday, and as the day was fine a pleasant
time was anticipated. The boat of Wil
liam Hudson was engaged for the party.
Hudson's boat was a small one, and when
nine persons came trooping gayly down
the wharf to embark he protested against
so many people going in her. Mr. Storrs
laughingly jested his objections aside and
THE FATHER WHO DELIBERATES 15 LOST.
Voice From an Adjoining Room—' l Chrover, can't you walk a little and keep that young *ter quiet?"
Grover—" Well, blast it, where in thunder can I walk?"
[From an original drawing for "The Call" by Nankivell.]
further said that as the water was shallow
near shore where they intended to sail
there would be no possible danger.
The party crowded into the boat and the
start was made for Hammocks Point. The
point was safely reached and Hudson
tacked toward the inlet. In coming about
and in the shifting from one side to the
other of the passengers the boat keeled
and shipped a few bucketfuls of water.
The keeling of the boat frightened the
women of the party and some of them
sprang to their feet. The sudden move
ment of the terrified women threw the
boat over and it capsized, the entire party
being thrown into the water. The boat
for some reason sank, carrying down with
it its skipper, Hudson, who, with the
strength of despair, succeeded in drawing
the mast from the boat and it immediately
rose to the surface again.
In the meantime Mr. Storrs had been
supporting as well as he was able the
struggling women. The water at the
place where the accident occurred was
only six feet deep and the shore was but
a short distance off, and it seemed possible
that the entire party might reach it in
When the boat rose to the top of the
water Storrs and Hudson succeeded in
drawing the women of the party to it and
getting them to grasp the rail. The terri
ble exertions he had undergone, however,
had exhausted Mr. Storrs 1 strength and
as he reached out his hand to take hold of
the boat he sank beneath the water.
The disappearance of her husband un
nerved Mrs. Storrs and she released her
hold on the boat and threw herself toward
the spot where he had gone down, as if to
try and save him. She, too, sank, and her
children, hor.riiied by the drowning of
both parents, became hysterical and losing
their strength, let go the boat and sank.
The two Hall girls became exhausted and
In the meanwhile the terrified shrieks of
the party had brought assistance from
shore, and just as the rescuers were within
a few oar-strokes of the capsized boat Myr
tle Stevens slipped from it and went un
der. Hudson, William Hall, brother of
the Hall girls, and Miss Ida Hudson, who
still clung to the boat, were rescued in an
The bodies of the drowned were imme
diately grappled for and all were recovered
save those of the Hall girls. The bodies
were in a horrible state when drawn to the
surface. Crabs had eaten the flesh from
the faces. Unavailing efforts were made
to find the bodies of the Hall girls and the
search will be renewed to-morrow.
Killed by Lightning.
GUTHRIE, 0. T.. Aug. 18.— Near Or
lando Eli Bourse and wife, who had been
married but a short time, were instantly
killed by lightning.
DEATH IN A HOTEL
A Hostelry in Denver
Demolished by an
3TJRIED IN THE RUINS.
Fifty of the Guests Thought
to Have Lost Their
ONLY FIFTEEN ARE SAVED.
Fire Adds to the Horror and Pre
vents the Rescue of the Impris
DENVER, Colo., Aug. 19.— The Gumry
Hotel on Lawrence street, between Seven
teenth and Eighteenth, was completely
demolished by the explosion of a boiler
shortly after 12 o'clock this morning and
fifty people are thought to have perished.
The rear portion of the building, a five
story brick, fell shortly after the explosion.
The front wall is expected to go down at
any instant, and this keeps the firemen
from prosecuting the search for the miss
ing from that part of the structure. The
hotel, while not a large one, was well
rilled with guests. The help of the hotel,
which sleeps in the top story of the, rear
portion of the building, are thought to be
among those missing.
Window-glass in all buildings near the
hotel was smashed to atoms and in many
cases the buildings were badly shaken up.
At 12:15 a. m. five persons had been taken
out. They were guests and were on the
floor next to the top. They were not
seriously injured, as tne floors sank and
were apparently not wrecked by the force
of the explosion. Two women were taken
out about 1 o'clock. They were seriously
injured, and it is feared that several bones
have been broken.
The Chief of Police is on the scene and
directing the work of rescue and mean
while watching the front wall, which is ex
pected to crumble.
All manner of wild rumors as to
the loss of life are afloat, but this cannot
be ascertained to-night. It will probably
be sometime to-morrow before the ruins,
which caught fire immediately after the
explosion, will be cool enough to allow of
The explosion was heard throughout the
city awakening people in bed a mile from
the scene. A cloud of dust was tlfrown a
thousand feet in the air, and as there was
not a breath of air stirring it hung in the
air like a huge column.
The ruins caught fire, burning fiercely
and compelling the firemen to retreat
from the worK of rescue. Every engine in
the city poured streams into the mass,
but the flames could not possibly be got
under control before many of the injured
have been cremated.
As their chances of escape lessened, the
cries of the imprisoned people increased,
heartrending shrieks rising from every
portion of the great mass of wreckage.
Fears were entertained that the front
portion of the building, which seemed to
be tottering, would fall and bury the fire
men at their work.
During the height of the excitement a
horse and team ran away on Eighteenth
street, stampeding the crowd of spectators.
A number of people were more or less in
jured by being trampled upon and falling
on the broken glass, which covers the
streets and sidewalks in every direction.
Electric -light wires dangling from
broken poles in the alley added fresh peril
to the firemen.
Two injured women had been almost
extricated from the ruins when the flames
approached so close that the rescuers had
to abandon them for their own safety.
Both voices were soon silenced, fire com
pleting the work commenced by the ex
The bodies of three women could be seen
in the back part of the building, but could
not be reached.
The Gumry is a five-story building
located in Lawrence street, between Six
teenth and Seventeenth.
Twenty-two persons reeistered last night
at the hotel. Their names are as follows:
Mrs. 0. H. Knight, Lake City; the two
sons of Mrs. Knight; J. L. Kirk, Omaha;
Budd Buron, Colorado Springs; Mrs.
C. Williams, Boulder; Miss Jen
nie Howard, Boston; J. C. Brown,
Omaha; W. C. McClain, Huron, Kas.;
Mrs. McLain and child, Huron, Kans. ;
Henry Sloan and wife, Huron, Kans.;
George Burle, Colorado Springs; F.
French, Central City, Colo.; B. Lorah,
Central City, Colo. ; W. J. Carson, Pueblo;
M. E. Letson, Denver; E. T. McCloskey,
Cripple Creek, Colo.
Only fifteen people who are known to
have been in the building at the time of
the accident are accounted for at this hour.
This will leave fifty who are supposed to
Mr. McClain and family arrived at the
hotel at a late hour to-night from Huron,
Kaiiß. They occupied front rooms. Mr.
McClain thinks there were sixty guests in
This with the help employed, will make
seventy -five persons in the building at the
time of the explosion. The dead body of
Mrs. Trainer has been taken from the ruins.
Mrs. Greiner, wife of the assistant super
intendent of the State Capital, with her
husband are in the ruins, for, according to
the firemen, they saw the woman appeal
ine to them from the back of a truss that
pinioned her to the floor of the office, from
where she had tried to escape.
Peter Gumry, proprietor of the hotel, is
given up for lost and his wife is also miss
At 1 o'clock the fire got away from the
department and made rapid headway,
with chances of consuming the entire
Every engine in the city was summoned,
and Chief Pearse gave a reluctant order for
his men to cease attempts at the rescue of
lifesaving where the rescue appeared im
possible, and ordered all his men to fight
the fire. The entire building was ablaze,
and there is no way of ascertaining the loss
of human life until the flames are extin
Among the dead, besides Peter Gumry
and R. C. Greiner. the proprietors of the
hotel, are the day clerk and the night
clerk, none of whom have been found.
Immediately after the explosion occur
red a boy waa heard wailing in the corner
of a room which had nearly all fallen away,
his parents had gone down with the first
crash. Afterwards the little one's cries
became weaker and weaker and when the
flames shot up into the skeleton of the
building his voice was silenced.
The firemen made-a brave effort to save
a woman caught in the debris of the north
corner of the hotel, but were forced to
abandon the attempt.
None of the six persons thus far taken
out are conscious and identification is im
possible. The force of the explosion car
ried away a large portion of the rear of the
building adjoining the hotel.
The wall of the Gumry on the side toward
Eighteenth street crushed a small frame
house, but no one was injured.
Among those known to have perished
are the following:
Mr. Greiner, assistant superintendent of
the State Ca pitol.
Mrs. Greiner, wife of the above.
Peter Grary, proprietor of the hotel.
Gurry, Mrs. Peter, wife of the above.
Among the injured are: McClain, W. C,
of Huron, Kan.
Sloan, Henry, of Houston, Kas.
Sloan, Mrs. Henry.
Ttco Burned to Death.
EL.GIN, 111., Aug. 18.— A disastrous fire
occurred at the little town of Algonquin,
near this city, at an ear Iy hour this morn
ing, during which two people were burned
to death. Their names are A. Kuzar,
aged 40, and Nellie Kuzar, aged 4, his
For Pacific Coast Telegrams see
Pages 3 and 4.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAS HONORED BY ALL
Foundation of a Monu
ment to William I
CLOSED IN BY AN ARENA.
Citizens and Troops Thronged
to the Scene of the
DEDICATED BY THE EMPEROR.
Thousands From Other Countries
Witnessed the Imposing
BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 18.— The
foundation-stone of the monument to
Emperor William I was laid to-day by his
grandson. Emperor William 11, with the
most impressive ceremonies. The former
Schloss Freiheit, where the monument is
to be erected, was converted into a closed
arena for the occupancy of the many
guests who had been invited to attend the
ceremony. Huge galleries for privileged
spectators flanked the north and south
sides of the arena, while on the west side,
which borders the River Spree, a high
wooden board fence had been erected,
draped with the German and Prussian
colors. Four piJlars surmounted by mighty
golden eagles divided this draped wall into
three spaces. Before the center space there
was erected a spacious tent for the use of
the Emperor. This tent was decorated
with crimson velvet, lion heads, iron
crosses and oak and laurel wreaths. From
the imperial tent a broad stairway
descended to the spot where the stand was
placed within a semi-circle of Venetian
masts, trimmed with bunting and banners
and connected with festoons of live oak.
The whole fest platz was surrounded by
soldiers, who kept the great crowds back
from that part of the grounds set apart for
the use of the Emperor and his guests.
The weather was splendid. At an early
hour the streets were alive with throngs
of citizens and with troops marching to
the place of the festival. All the infantry
and cavalry regiments had their standards
decorated with oak wreaths and the guns
of the artillery were also appropriately
decorated. A vast crowd surged along
Unter den Linden, all anxious to secure
points of vantage from which they could
view the ceremonies. Thousands of people
from other cities were in Berlin and vet
erans from all parts of the empire and
from other countries, notably America,
could be observed everywhere. Strings of
carriages passed along the streets, officers
in tnem wearing glittering uniforms, while
the lady occupants were attired in brilliant
toilets. Count Herbert Bismarck was
much observed and was heartily greeted
by those who recognized him.
At half-past 7 o'clock the royal person
ages assembled in the pavilion of the Em
peror. There were alo present the mem-
bers of the Bundesrath and Reichstag,
who had been invited to tap the stone.
All had to wait for a considerable time the
coming of the Emperor.
As his Majesty emerged from the third
gate of the palace he was greeted with a
flourish of trumpets. As he came out and
stood by the stone Chancellor yon Hohen
lohe tendered him an address, which his
Majesty read. After he bad read a little
time the bells in the churches in the
vicinity struck the hour of 9 and this
drowned part of the text.
The address read: "In the name of the
sovereigns and free cities of the empire we
lay the foundation-stone of the memorial
to Emperor William the Great, which was
voted unanimously by the Reichstag. He,
to whom it was reserved to fight for the
liberation of Germany from foreign oppres
sion, gave to the German tribes their long
yearned-for unity and a powerful position
in the states of the world. He gave to
Germany not only her army and navy, but
her trade, commerce, arts and sciences
also. To his enlightened initiative Ger
many owe 3 the first step toward the prac
tical furtherance of the interests of the
/jv*c •» Is there anything
more beautiful, more completely pleasing
than a womanly woman ? Such a woman
is even tempered, intelligent, strong and
healthy. Health really tells the whole
story. Health means strong nerves and
strong body, and they go far toward
bringing good looks and amiability.
A woman worn and wearied by the
dragging weaknesses peculiar to her sex,
cannot be expected to find zest in any
duty or amusement. I/ife is all one dead
monotonous gloom to her. On her face
is written the story of weakness and pain.
The wholesomeness of health is lacking.
The cheeks lack fullness, the eyes lack
sparkle, the hair lacks luster.
Doctors have learned to locate nine-
tenths of womanly sickness in the organs
that ought above all others to be strong
Sensitive women shudder at the
thought of consulting a physician on
such matters. A natural feeling of mod-
esty makes them dread the examination,
and subsequent stereotyped treatment by
"local applications" on which most
Much more often than not, this is un-
necessary. It should not be submitted
to except as a last resort.
Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription has
cured thousands of severe cases of "fe-
male weakness." It works in a natural,
sensible way. It begins by subduing the
inflammation that is always present.
Then it strengthens and invigorates the
whole body, particularly the organs dis-
tinctly feminine. It promotes regularity,
cures inflammation and ulceration, and
stops the debilitating drain caused by
them. Of all dealers.