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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 112.
SUNK BY A COLLISION
While Groping in a Fog
the Edam Was Run
HIT BY THE TUKKESTAN.
Both Vessels Were Badly In
jured, and One Soon
THERE WAS VERY LITTLE PANIC
After the Passengers and Crew Had
Taken to the Boats They
PLYMOUTH, Esq., Sept. 10. — The
ptoamer ]?erosford arrived here this morn
ing towing the trawler Vulture and three
boats of the steamer Edam, which had
been sunk by a collision. The Edam left
New York, September 5, for Amsterdam.
The Vulture had on board the captain and
most of the crew and passengers of the
steamer. They reported that all were un
The Edam was a bark-rigged screw
steamer belonging to the Netherlands
American Steam Navigation Company of
Rotterdam. When the collision took place
she was bound from New York for Am
sterdam. The voyage had been favorable
imtil last night, when the steamer ran into
a dense fog off the southern coast of Eng
land. She kept on slowly through the fog
until she was opposite Start Point, the
most southerly point of Pevon.
At 1 o'clock this morning, while the
Fteamer was fifty miles off shore, she came
into collision with the steamer Turkestan.
Immediately after the collision the Turkes
tan drew off and was lost in the fog. What
became of her the people from the Edam
did not know, and they were unable to in
vestigate, for their own steamer had re
ceived serious injuries.
The passengers, all of whom were asleep
at the time, were awakened by the shock
and rushed for the deck. Fortunately,
there were not many on board. There
were no cabin passengers and the steerage
contained only forty-one adults, seven
children and one baby.
fJood discipline was maintained and
there was no panic. The steamer slowly
Fettled, and when it was seen that she was
doomed the boats were lowered and the
passengers and crew betran to embark
without confusion. It was just at this time
that the trawler Vulture appeared on the
scene. She took all on board before the
IMam went down and started for the land.
On the way the Beresford was encountered
and towed the Vulture in.
The master of the trawler says that the
crash when the two steamers came to
gether was what attracted his attention.
The fog was so dense that he could not see
anything, but he knew from the sound
that a collision had occurred, and made
for the place as raDidly as possible. When
he arrived he fohnd the Edam rapidly
settling. The boats had been lowered
and the passengers and crew were em
barking. There was plenty of time to j
work, and all those on the steamer were !
transferred to the Vulture with little
danger. Officers, crew and passengers be
haved with the greatest coolness, and
there was not even an approach to a panic.
Fifty passengers and forty-three mem
bers of the crew have been landed here.
Captain Brunsma, commander of tho
wrecked vessel, says that the Edam way
struck on the port side amidships. Tho
vessel, he says, had favorable weather
throughout the voyage across the Atlantic
and no trouble of any kind was experi
enced until the channel was reached,
when a thick fog was encountered. A
eharp looKout was kept on board the ship,
and for a time all went well. Then one of
the lookouts suddenly saw through the fog
b vessel bearing down on the Edam, and
gave the alarm. The signal to reverse the
engines was quickly Riven, and the order
•was promptly obeyed, but it was too late
to avoid a disaster, and almost imme
diately came the cra?h that resulted in the
foundering of the Edam. An inspection
showed that there was no hope of saving
the vessel, and the order was given for the
passengers and the crew to take to the'
Following is the passenger list: Job
Hug, J. "Wiesniewski, M. Bujecki, W.
Kszizaniak, C. Xaleach and child, Fried
man P. Worton, L. Haug, A. Haug, S.
Stachetcky, J. Ondovassin. D. Gyorgy and
child, B. Josef, George Zincak, J. Zjncak,
F. Henson, L. Reynkiewicz, J. Tono, G.
Oribus, M. Manuirtion, M. Okrasko. H.
Densinger, F. Geisler, P. Bender, K. Bres
lin and children, S. Nichols, B. Wazz'l, D.
Henrkon, B, Krocks. V. Korol, D. Erzse
bet, J. Munde, G. Haslak, R. Chakyun and
three children, E. Henzen, B. Walicki, J.
Tung, D. Schmitt and infant and L.
Agent Van Dertoom of the Netherlands-
American Steam Navigation Company had
received only maritime exchange advices
of tho loss of the Edam up to 10:30 a. m.,
and these corroborate the reports of The
"United Press. All hands had arrived at
Plymouth. The Edam carried seventy
rive in her crew all told. She was fitted i
solely for steerage passengers, and had car
ried as many as 1200. She could steam
eleven and a half knots an hour, and took
fourteen days for the passage between
New York and Amsterdam. The company
valued her at $250,000, which is fully cov
ered by insurance. Her cargo comprised
2000 tons of corn, 900 tons of flour, 1500
bags of coffee, 173 cases of sewing ma
chines, 183 cases of tobacco and general
merchandise, valued approximately at
THE IVRKEbTAX SAFE.
After the Collision She Hovered Xear to
Help the Edam's I'asaengern.
CARDIFF, Wales, Sept. 19. — The
steamer Turkestan, which came into col
lision with the Edam, has arrived here
with some of the Edam's passengers and
crew on board.
The master of the trawler Vulture,
wtiich picked up the three boats of the
Edam and with them was towed to Ply
mouth by the steamer Beresford, says
that, hearing the crash of the collision,
The San Francisco Call.
though not being able to see anythine
owing to the tog, he made for the spot
whence the sounds came. He found the
Edam filling rapidly, but there was still
ample time to rescue those on board.
There was no panic whatever, and the
officers, crew and passengers alike be
haved with admirable coolnes?.
The following details of the collision
were obtained from passengers on the
Edam, which were brought here in tow of
the steamer Beresford: It was pitch dark
at the time the collision occurred, and at
first intense alarm was manifested by
those on the steamer. As soon, however,
as it was seen that the Turkestan was
standing by to assist the Vulture the anx-
lety grew lesst The Edam's boats were rap
idly lowered and it was found that there
was ample room in them for all on board
the steamer. There was hardly time, how
ever, for the passengers to clothe them
selves fully, and the women threw on the
clothing nearest at hand and made their
way on deck, whence they were lowered
to the boats, they being to first to go over
the vessel's side.
Fortunately the sea was smooth and the
transfer was carried on without difficulty
and perfect order was maintained. The
Turkestan stood by until all were clear of
the sinking steamer, which went down at 3
o'clock. The Turkestan's stem was badly
damaged. Captain Brunsma of the Edam
states that his ship remained afloat two
hours and forty-tivfe minutes after the col
lision. After leaving the Edam he boarded
the Turkestan and found that the stem ol
that vessel had been badly damaged by
the impact. The Turkestan, which col
lided with the Edam, belongs to the Anglo-
Arabian and Persian Steamship Company
(limited) of London. She was built in 1894
at Linthouse; is of steel, 345 feet long, 47
feet beam, 2»i feet depth of hold, measures
2612 net and 4000 gross tonnaee.
WITH GREAT ENDURANCE.
Marvelous Fortitude of Francis
Schlatter, the Alleged
Already People Tell Wonderful
Stories of the Cures of the
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 19. — Francis
Schlatter, the alleged healer, is giving an
exhibition of human endurance little short
of the marvelous. He closed his fourth
day apparently in good condition, though
a bright red spot in the palm of his ri-ht
hand showed how arduous a task it is to
grasp with no small muscular effort the
hands which are stretched to him at the
rate of three a minute for seven hours
daily. He stands in the sunlight, cov
ered only by his long locks of hair, lean
in^ with his left hand upon the fence, but
often using both hands in giving the heal
ing touch to the constantly increasing
numbers who wait so patiently for the op
It is a most pathetic sight to sec the
suffering humanity huddled in one long
line, crowding uncomfortably close to
gether, and standing by the hour in the
dust under a burning sun. That few faint
from exhaustion in such conditions is as
remarkable as the universal smiles which
wreath their faces as they go hopefully
away after having been blessed by this
Already people are standing in the street
telling the idle bystanders how they have
been cured. Imagination it may be, but
the positive declarations of deaf, blind,
paralytic and rheumatic persons who pro
fess to have been cured within these four
days are difficult to account for. A num
ber of cases have been registered and their
future progress toward recovery will be
Schlatter's mail grows rapidly and it
soon will assume proportions so vast as to
make it an impossibility for him to answer
all of them. People were in line this
morning at 6 o'clock, and at 4 o'clock,
when Schlatter ceased his labor?, the long
line of sick mortals stretched far down the
SLAIN BY HIS NEIGHBOR
Zeno Mulvane Stabbed in the
Heart by Jim
The. Trespass of a Colt on a Cane
fleld the Cause of the
WICHITA, Kaxp., Sept. 19. — Two
neighbors, Jim Hazen and Zeno Mulvane,
living on adjoining farms near Norwich,
about twenty-tive miles southwest of this
city, became involved in a quarrel to-day,
and in a hand-to-hand fight that ensued
Hazen plunged a knife into his assailant's
heart, killing him instantly.
The immediate cause of the trouble was
the trespass of acoiton a field of cane.
The two men, however, had been bitter
enemies since five years ago when Hazen
had sought the hand of Mulvane's daugh
ter in marriage and the father refused his
The men were both prosperous. Mr.
and Mrs. Mulvano would have celebrated
their golden wedding to-morrow, and had
sent out over a hundred invitations. To
night the little town of Norwich is in
mourning over the tragedy. Hazen has
fled the country.
STRAXItED THE COMPACT.
Manager Taylor Eloped and Took All
MONTICELLO, 111., Sept. ly. - The
O'Grady's "Mishaps" theatrical company
of St. Louis was stranded here last .night
at a late hour by the elopement of Man
ager S. E. Taylor of St. Louis, who had
just married Miss Jessie E. Poindexter of
Baker City, Or., at this place.
After the troupe played two nights he
pocketed the money and he and his bride
left for parts unknown. The Sheriff was
notified and telegrams sent to surrounding
towns, and Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were
caught at Forest, 60 miles north of Monti
Taylor owes the troupe, twenty in num
ber, about $300 aud a board bill of $35.
Trra*ury Gold Heserre.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 19.-Atthe
close of business to-day the true treasury
gold reserve was $95,898,875. This includes
$100,000 from St. Louis, Mo., deposited in
New York in exchange for currency.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1895.
ON SNODGRASS HILL
Blue and Gray Met at the
Famous Battlefield of
UNITED UNDER ONE FLAG
Veteran Foemen Assembled
at the Opening of a
THRILLING ORATIONS MADE.
Generals Palmer, Gordon and Longr
street Among Those Who
CHATTANOOGA, Tronr., Sept. If).— After
an interval of thirty-two years the blue and
the gray to-day again met around the cres
cent of Snodgrass Hill, on the battle-field
of Chickamauga, but not as then, amid the
GENERAL JOHN M. PALMER, ONE OF THE NOTLD SPEAKERS AT
THE CHICKAMAUGA PARK.
mists and leaden hail which marked those
dreadful days of 1863, making the conflict
the most disastrous in its casualties to
those concerned which history knows.
Under one flag a reunited host devoted to
the advancement and prosperity of one
common country, the veteran foemen of a
third of a century ago met to-day to dedi
cate as a National park the ground made
sacred by the blood of heroes who fought
at their side.
This park is one of the most notable in
existence, and unique in many respects.
It extends from Sherman Heights in
Tennessee to Glass Mills, Ga., a distance
of twenty-two miles, over all of which, to
gether with necessary approaches the
governments of these States have ceded
jurisdiction to the United States. At the
present the Government owns between ten
and eleven square miles— 6soo acres, of
which 3f»00 are cleared of underbrush.
Congress has authorized the purchase of a
total area of about sixteen square miles. It
has already expended for the purposes of
the p*ark JTfiO.OOO, including the appropria
tion for the current year, and also besides
$20,000 for the expenses of the dedication.
Seventy-two miles of railway, more or
less completed, have been made, and five
observation-towers erected within the park
limits, and within view from them are the
scenes of the battles of Chickarnauga,
Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain,
"Wauhatcbie, Missionary Ridge and
A broad boulevard will connect the ex
treme points a of the park, much of it being
already constructed along the crest of
Missionary Kidge, Bragg's line of battle.
From almost any point along its length a
most magnificent view of the valley and
far-off heights is obtained. In its work of
marking the line of battle and positions of
the troops engaged, the National commit
tee has been assisted by the Commissioners
of twenty-live States, including all of the
Southern States. About 300 large histori
cal tablets are already in place, and other
tablets giving locality and distance num
ber .'SOO. Each battery engaged is being
marked by at least two guns. One hun
dred and fifty guns are mounted in fight
ing positions of batteries, and 400 guns are
on the ground ready for mounting. Ohio
has 54 monuments; Illinois, 33; Minne-
sota, 5; Wisconsin, 9; United iStates regu
lars, 9. There have been authorized and
commissioners are preparing to erect as
follows: New York, 20; Pennsylvania, 18;
Connecticut, 2; Tennessee, 4.
Chattanooga was early astir and all the
morning the various roads to the Chicka
mauga field were filled with vehicles carry
ing spectators to the dedication cere
monies. A belt line of cars was organized
for the occasion, nnd by its agency it was
made possible for the great crowd of
visitors to reach the grounds. The exer
cises were held on an immense stand built
near the observation tower on Snodgrass
Hill, the center of the deadly opening day
Besides the Federal officials, including
Secretaries Herbert and Smith, Post,
"master-General Wilson and Attorney-
General Harmon, there were the following
Governors of States, some accompanied by
their staffs- and members of Congress
from the several States appointed to act
with the National Commissioners in erect
ing monuments and marks: W. C Oates,
Alabama; W. R. Atkinson, Georgia; J. P.
Altgeld, Illinois; Claude Matthews,
Indiana; E. M. Mornll, Kansas; F. T.
Greenhalge, Massachusetts: J. T. Rich.
Michigan; E. A. Holcomb, Nebraska; G.
T. Wert, New Jersey; Levi P. Morton,
New York; William McKinley, Ohio;
Peter Tnrney, Tennessee; Urban A. Wood
bury, Vermont, and Governor Mclntyre,
Governors Mortdn and Holcomb arrived
here this morning, the former just in time
to reach the field and witness the exer
cises. Missouri, Florida and North Caro
lina were represented by delegations of
distinguished citizens, and to crown all
were the almost innumerable host of sur
vivors of the battle who had come to fight
it all over again and to rejoice in its final
issue and who represented nearly every
State in the country. Especially notice
able were the veterans who came from
Louisville, wearing their G. A. R. buttons.
Early arrivals on the grounds were en
tertained by a drill of Battery F, Fourth
Artillery, under command of Captain Sid
ney Taylor, and by a battalion of regi
mental drill, under command of Captain
Poland, commanding Camp Lamont.
These evolutions exhibited to the specta
tors the new tactics and field movements
suggested by the Board of Tactics and
Promptly at noon a salute of forty-four
guns announced the beginning of the exe
cution of the programme so lo:ig arranged
and looked forward to. Music by the band
of the Fourteenth Regiment, in camp on
the field, followed, and at subsequent in
tervals it was also heard with delight. The
addresses of General John M. Palmer of
Illinois and General John B. Gordon of
Georgia were preceded by the singing of
"America" by the audience and followed
by "Auld Lang Syne."
General J. S. Fullerton, chairman of the
National Park Commission, and as such
Secretary Lamont's representative charged
with the duty of directing the exercises,
introduced Vice-President Stevenson, who
presided in the absence of the Secretary of
War. Mr. Stevenson's remarks were loudly
Prayer was offered by the Right Rev.
Bishop Gailor of Tennessee. The first ad
dress was that of General Palmer, who
said in part:
Mr. President, My Comrade* and My Convtry
mfv: lam profoundly sensible of the honor
which the Secretary of War conferred by select
ing me to represent the soldiers of the I'nited
States who participated in the great military
events which occurred on this theater in the
late summer and autumn of lsjtitt. When I re
call the names of the galaxy of distinguished
men who took part in the drama which lias
made Chickamauga immortal in National his
tory I feel that many of them would have bet
ter honored this occasion ; but, alas! where are
Kosecrans, the central figure in the great
"campaign for Chattanooga," is now on the
genial shoro or the Pacific, struggling with age
and disease, attended by a loving daughter
and the prayers and good wishes of all the sur
vivors of the hosts he commanded.
George H. Thomas, the earnest, disinterested
patriot, the soldier, the "Rock of Chicka-
Tnauga," sleeps in a quiet cemetery near one
of the beautiful cities of New York. A native
of Viginia, educated by the United States, and
one of the officers of the army at the beginning
of armed strife, he dH not yield to the sophis
try of paramount allegiance to the State of his
birth, which deluded and misled so many
others. He adhered to and followed the flag of
his country, and died at his post of duty in
California. No nobler man lives, and none
nobler has died.
< rittenden, always generous, brave and
manly; and Gordon Granger, who so distin
guished himself on this field on the 20th of Sep
tember, have passed away, and McCook alone
of the corps commanders survives. Death has
summoned Brannan of the "Fourteenth," Jef
ferson C. Davis and Philip H. Sheridan of the
"Twentieth," Van Clove of the "Twenty-first'
and Stedman of the Reserve Corps.
Of the brigade commanders, l.ytle, the "sol
dier-poet," fell September '20; Flarker and Dan
McCook, In the assault on Kenesaw in 1864,
and others, equally distinguished, have since
succumbed to age and disease, and compara
tively few survive to this thirty-second anni
versary of the iirst day of the battle of Chicka
mauga. It may be that I owe my selection for
this honorable duty to my seniority in rank
among the survivors of that day, but not on
account of superior merit, for where all did
their duty no soldier can be said to be superior
to any other.
I feel honored, too, that on this interesting
occasion I am associated with that distin
! k'uisued soldier and orator, General John B.
Gordon, who, though not a participant in the
operations here, 'represented the Confederate
cause gallantly on many other battlefields, and
has described the "Last Days of the Confeder
acy" with such force and eloquence that I can
not hope to equal him.
My comrades and my countrymen, I will at
Continued on Second Page.
LOSS OF A WARSHIP
Sinking of the Spanish
COLLIDED IN THE DARK.
Struck by the Steamer Mortera
off the Harbor of
TWENTY-FIVE MEN DROWNED.
Admiral Delgado Parejo Was Among
the Victims of the Terrible
HAVANA, Cuba, Sept. 19.— The Spanish
warship Sanchez Barcaiztegui was sunk
about midnight by collision in fiont of
Morro Castle.which stands at the entrance
to the harbor. The warship was struck by
the coasting steamer Mortera and so badly
injured that she sank almost instantly.
Admiral Delgado Parejo, who was on
board at the time, was drowned, with
thirty-four of the crew, including Captain
Ybanez and three other officers. The re
mainder of the crew, numbering 11G, were
Efforts were promptly made to recover
the bodies ol the drowned, and soon the
bodies of Admiral Parejo and Captain
Ybanez were found. The body of Captain
Ybanez had been so horribly mutilated by
sharks that it could be recognized only by
the uniform. The head and arms had been
almost eaten off.
The Sanchez Barcaiztegui was leaving
port wh»n the disaster occurred. The
usual signals were exchanged between the
warship and the Mortera, but at that mo
ment the cruiser's electric lights were ex
tinguished, when the collision took place.
The cruiser's bowsprit struck the Mor
tera on the starboard bow, making a large
hole above the water line. The sound of
an explosion, which was probably a result
of the concussion, was heard, and the
cruiser was found to be gradually sinking.
Boats from both vessels were lowered.
Admiral Parejo and the other oincers and
the greater number of the crew embarked
in the boats, but the immersion cf the war
ship was so sudden that the boats along
side were engulfed by the suction. When
the disaster happened there was no panic
on either ship.
The latest shows that the missing are as
follows: The ensign, purser, doctor, first
and third engineers, twelve marines, eight
firemen and nine sailors.
The Sanchez Barcaiztegui was a third
rate CTiiiser. She was bnilt about six years
ago in Spain. The vessel had been in
Cuban waters about four months. When
the insurrection broke out last February
the first vessel to be sent to Cuba by the
Spanish Government was the Conde del
Yenaditio and the other vessel followed
soon after her.
The sinking of the cruiser Sanchez Bar
caisetegui. with the loss of Admiral Parejo,
Captain Ybanez and thirty-three others of
her crew, has thrown the city into mourn
SWAMPSCOTT. Mass.; Sept. 19.-Senor
Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish Minister, has
received omcial confirmation of the disas
ter to the Spanish cruiser oft the harbor of
Havana last night. A cablegram to the
Minister states that the ill-fated cruiser
Sanchez Barcaiztegm was foundered by a
merchant steamer in the channel at the
entrance to the port of Havana.
. MADRID, Spain, Sept. 19.— The Impar
cial has a dispatch from Havana, giving
giving the following particulars of the loss
of the warship Barcaiztegui:
Admiral Delgado Farejo was on board
the warship when she steamed out of the
harbor at midnight last night, intending
to make a circular tour ana visit the vari
ous ports of the island.
As the warship rounded the promontory
at the entrance of the bay she sighted the
Mortera. which was just entering the
harbor. The warship gave the regular
whistle to notify the jvfortera that she
would keep to starboard. The Mortera
mistook the signal to mean that warship
would go on the port side and she herself
would go to starboard. A few minutes
later came the collision.
A sailor on the warship immediately be
fore the collision accidentally stopped the
electric current and the lights went out.
This added to the confusion, but the crew
of the warship showed no signs of panic
and kept manfully at their post. Admiral
Parejo, with Adjutant Gaston d'Areca,
ascended the bridge, where they were
joined by Cuptain Ybanez.
A few moments later, however, the war
ship began to sink, and there was hardly
time to get out the boats before the vessel
settled by the head, plunging bow first
into the sea. Some of the boats were car
ried by the suction under the sinking ves
sel and some of the occupants drowned,
while others managed to swim to shore or
succeeded in climbing up the sides of the
Admiral Parejo and Adjutant d'Areca
got places in one of the boats, but it was
drawn under the ship as the Sanchez sank.
D'Areca was rescued with one of his legs
broken. Captain Ybanez remained at his
post on the bridge and went down with
The Mortera was badly damaged by the
collision, but she stood by and gave all the
assistance in her power to tht crew of the
sinking warship. After picking up all the
survivors that could be found the Mortera
proceeded into port.
As soon as the news of the 3isaster
reached the port officials a search for the
bodies of the lost began. The lost in
cluded: Admiral Parejo, Captain Ybanez,
Dr. Martin (the ship's doctor), eight sailors,
eight engineers and stokers and two petty
officers, besides the purser, clerk, second
carpenter and Admiral Parejo's servant.
The funeral of Admiral Parejo will take
Buildings throughout Havana which had
been gayly decorated in honor of the
arrival of the additional troops from Spain,
displayed emblems of mournine for the
lost officers and men of the Sanchez Bar
The Imparcial's dispatch says that the
body of the admiral had been horribly
mutilated by sharks.
A dispatch from Santa Clara says that
Colonel Mellina with his command has
overtaken at Saiado a band of rebels
which he was pursuing and routed
them, capturing a number of saddle horses.
The loss to the rebels is unknown, but it
MADRID, Spain, Sept. 19.— The Impar
cial's Havana dispatch says that General
Martinez Campos arrived at Santiago de
The correspondent also states that the
steamer Santa Barbara arrived at Havana
yesterday with a battalion of troops from
Tetuan. These troops are the last of the
re-enforcements thus far drafted.
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 19.— The
United States courtroom was well filled
at the second day's trial of the alleged
Cuban filibusters. A few minutes be
fore 1 o'clock the District Attorney said
the evidence which he had been expecting
yesterday when he asked'for a postpone
ment had arrived. It consisted of a num
ber of documents, but, as they were writ
ten in a foreign language, it would take
him some time to become familiar with
their contents. He tnen asked for an ad
journment until 10 a. m. to-morrow, which
was granted. These documents are sup
posed to be from Cuba and to relate to
Wreck of a Christian Mission.
LONDON, Eng., Sept. 20.— A dispatch
to the Times from Hongkong says that
the Basle mission at Moiloi, west of Swan
tana, was wrecked on Monday. The
foreigners had evacuated it, owing to the
warning received from other stations that
thousands of rebels were gathering and
looting the property of the wealthy
Chinese. The troops sent to the district
to quell thp rising were withdrawn re
cently. Placards announce that the with
drawal was due to an English attack on
Canton because of the recent massacres.
REVIEW OF FRENCH TROOPS
President Fau re and Many Dis
tinguished Off icials Wit
ness the Affair.
Prince Labanoff Was There and
Greeted by Cries of " Vive
PARTS, France, Sept. 19.— The review of
the French army, which has been man
euvering for the past week in the Depart
ment of Vosges, took place at Mirecourt
to-day in the presence of an enormous
crowd of spectators.
The troops were in motion at 8 o'clock
this morning and at 9 o'clock M. Hano
taux, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and
Prince Lobancff-Rostovsty, Russian Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in an open
carriage, followed by the Russian general,
Dragomiroff, escorted by the French gen
eral. Boisset. These distinguished per
sons were received with enthusiastic cheers
and the Russian visitors were greeted with
cries of "Vive la Russie."
Then came President Faure, accompa
nied by Premier ,Ribot, General Seuriin
cjen and Vice-Ad miral Besnard, Minister
of Marine. A large number of Senators
and Deputies were also present. President
Faure drove along the line, while the Min
isters and other personages in attendance
proceeded to the official stand, where they
were assigned posts. The President's drive
lasted half an hour. He then took his
place on the official stand, where Prince
Lobanoff was presented to him by M.
Hanotaux. The troops then marched past
in review, presenting a memorably brilliant
M. Faure during his stay on the grounds
several times left his carnage and con
versed with the foreign officers present.
ROBBERS USED DTXAMITE.
Masked Men Derailed aud Balded a
OSHKOSH.Wia.. Sept.l9.— Word was re
ceived here late to-night that the passenger
train which left here at 7:40 had been held
up by masked men near Waupaca, about
forty miles north of this city, shortly after
9 o'clock. The train lef !; Waupaca about
8:40, and while passing through a swamp
west of Waupaca the engine was derailed,
being followed by the baggage-car an in
stant later. Tiain robbers were not sus
pected, but a moment later reports of the
tiring broke upon the ears of the startled
passengers and crew. Conductor Whitney
at once ran forward, only to be held at bay
by the revolvers of two men, while two or
three others were performing similar guard
duty over Engineer Blame and Fireman
The rest of the gang forced their way
into the express-car, and failing to secure
the key from the messenger, began to use
dynamite. Cartridge after cartridge was
exploded without avail, until finally the
stock of the robbers was exhausted, and
they gave tip the job in despair.
The passengers were not harmed, but
were terrified by the shooting. AH lights
were put out in the passenger coaches for
the time. The engine and baggage-car are
badly wrecked, and it will be some time
before the track will be cleared. It is
ascertained that the robbers drew the
spikes to derail the train. The passengers
were taken to Sheridan for the night.
AFTER GUMRY' S PROPERTY.
Xow Comet a Man Who Saj/s He Is a
Jtrother of the Deceased.
DENVER. Colo., Sept. 19.— Another sen
sational phase in the Gumry disaster was
developed yesterday, when Gustaf Gune
son tiled a petition in the County Court
praying that the letters of administration
of the Gumry estate issued to the Inter-
national Trust Company be revoked and
others issued to Benjamin B. Brown.
Guneson claims to be the brother and sole
heir of the deceased. According to his
story the tale that Gumry was picked up
in a boat at sea and was given the name of
the ship's boat by his rescuers is simply a
fiction. He states concisely that Peter
Gumry was his brother, that "for reasons
best known to himself he changed his
nnnie to (jumry, and has beer known by
both names since 1859." He proposes to
submit full proof of these allegations at
the proper time.
Guneson is a native of Sweden and re
sides in Putnam County, West Virginia.
He names the value of Gumry's estate in
his petition at $40,000 and the personal
property at $10,000.
Collapse of a Building.
BERLIN. Germany, Sept. 19.— A build
ing in course of construction in the Klns
terstrasse Qoben, in Brandenburg, col
lapsed to-day, burying sixteen workmen in
the ruins. Nine were killed and the others
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MADE FALSE REPORTS.
Steps Considered as to
the Prosecution of
CHOLERA OX THE BELGIC
The Captain of the Mall
Steamer Gave a Clean
Bill of Health.
SURGEON BOWIE IN JAPAN.
Talk of Taking Steps to Secure the
Extradition of the Criminally
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 19.-It Is
understood that the surgeon general
of the marine hospitals is considering
the question whether the officers of
the Pacific Mail steamer Belgic can be
punished for making out a clean bill of
health when there was cholera aboard.
Dr. Bowie, surgeon of the Belgic, has
taken up his residence in Japan and cannot
be reached unless through intervention of
our State Department, and it is question
able whether he has committed an extra
The Times urges an investigation and
says this evening: '-The letter published
in the Times from Apprentice Goebel of
the United States steamer Benningtou to
his father in this city reveals a possibility
that is somewhat startling for the people
of San Francisco, if not for the whole
country. The assertion of young
Goebel, that the last Pacific " Mail
steamer previous to the writing of his
letter brought cholera to Honolulu, though
the captain reported a clean bill of health
and gave false reports in regard to the
disease, which carried off three men on
the voyage, would appear to demand rigid
"Evidently the theory of the young man,
who has himself died of cholera since writ
ine the letter, was the theory of all on
board the Bennington. The fact that the
captain of the Mail steamer was able to
escape a close scrutiny at quarantine by
his own report shows a carelessness of
supervision at Honolulu, which probably
also prevailed at San Francisco before the
cholera scare at the former place became
Another local paper thinks the disease
will not obtain much foothold in California
on account of the State's healthful
TO "LEXOW" PITTSBURG.
Legislative Investigators May
Find Plenty of Work in
the Smoky City.
Mr. Magee Has Stated That He
Would Welcome the Commit
tee and Assist It.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 19.— The
"Lexowing" process will from present in
dications be carried out in Pittsburg, where
strong pressure is being brought to bear
on the committee to pay the Smoky City
State Senator Penrose was seen to-day
and questioned as to whether his commit
tee had authority to investigate the munic
ipal affairs of Pittsburg. In reply he said :
"The committee was appointed on tne
petition of the Municipal Association of
Philadelphia, but as far as the committee
is concerned it would very cheerfully
go to Pittsburg if the people of that city
desire it. As Mr. Magee has stated that
he would welcome the committee into
Alleshany County I do not believe there
would be anybody left to dispute its
"The committee could certainly hear
voluntary testimony even if there was any
question as to its jurisdiction. One of the
objects of the committee is to recommend
legislation at the next session of the Legis
lature looking toward improvement in
rminicipal government, and they will
undoubtedly visit other cities with the
view of comparing their municipal institu
tions. It is probable, therefore, that they
will visit Pittsburg in any event.
"The committee," he added, "will un
doubtedly begin active work in Philadel
phia the first week in OctoDer, and as it
does not have to leport until January,
1897, it has ample time to complete the
DOD BATES' CRIME.
Arrested on a Charge of Having Burned
an Aged Woman.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Sept. 19.—Ad
vices have reached here of the arrest at
McKinney of a young man named Dod
Bates, charged witu burning alive an old
lady near Wylie, Texas, three years ago.
Tne victim was in feeble health, and Bates
is alleged to have saturated her dress with
coal oil, and then deliberately setting fire
to it, cremated her in her own house. The
horrible deed was committed so that he
would come into possession of her prop
erty, as he was the nearest relative.
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