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Twenty-Five Years After
the Big Fire a Day of
Nearly One Hundred Thousand
Persons Participate in
ALL TEADES FOR SGTJND MON
With Flaming Torch and Stirring
Music Bryan Supporters Hold an
CHICAGO, 111., Oct 9.— Twenty-five
years ago to-day the city of Chicago was
laid waste by the most disastrous fire that
has ever wrought destruction in an Anv.ri
can city. To-day, in commemoration of
that day of dreadful havoc and suffering,
a magnificent metropolis, so far exceeding
the oid city in wealth, beauty and popula
tion that comparisons are useless, if not
utterly impossible, celebrated the rebuild
ing and progress of what is now the second
city in America.
The anniversary was taken advantage of
by local managers of the Presidential
campaign to make a demonstration in !
advocacy of the present financial system,
Republicans and gold Democrats joining '
forces under the direction of the Business
Men's Club in a parade, the equal of which
has never been seen in this city.
As a counter demoustration the free
silver forces to-night had a torchlight
parade. Probably in the nistory of Chi- j
cago there never has been such a number
of people congregated on its streets. The
sidewalks aiong the entire route of the
parade were a congested mass of humanity,
which was with great difficulty kept from
blocking the streets by the constant ac
tivity of an immense detail of police. Not
a streetcar was allowed to cross the river
from the North or West sides, nor were
any Southside cars permitted to evade
the district set apart for the paraders.
Every bridge was closed to vehicles and
all traffic on downtown streets suspended.
Banners and flags were swung at fre
quent intervals across the streets and from
every balcony others floated. Many of
the show windows also were elaborately
decorated in honor of the occasion.
Above the masses of people, above even
the sk-yscrapins office buildings, rose a
mighty roar — cheers, yells, music of in
numerable bands, the tooting of horns,
little and big, the penetrating bellowing of
immense megaphones and the thousand
and one other noises that mark the pass
ing of a great political parade.
At two or three points along the line of
march immense open-mouthed telephone
receivers were attached to wires leading"
directly to the homes of William McKinley
and Garret A. Hobart and to various
Eastern cities, into which were announced
the names of each organization as the |
great column passed, and then a mighty I
shout would go up that could be heard
Observation stands had been erected at
frequent intervals, and not only were these
filled to their utmost capacity, but every
building had its throngs of spectators,
filling its windows, some tenants even
rentintr seats in desirable windows for a
half dollar apiece.
Many distinguished people from outside
the city witnessed the parade, among
them being Hon. Mark Hanna, who
reached the city yesterday and who, in
company with tne members of tbe Repub
lican campaign committee, viewed the
sights from tfte Union League Club, where
the party took lunch, and Generals Palmer i
and Buckner, the anti-silver candidates, j
who watchea the parade from h stand in
front of the Palmer House. Hon. Chaun
cey M. Depew and Secretary of Agricul
ture Morton were also interested specta
tors, as were (from adiffernt Dointof view)
Senators Teller, Pettigrew and Dubois and
Promptly at 10 o'clock a cannon at the
Late Front ParK gave the signal for the
Darade to move. Immediately General
Joseph Stockton, who had charge of the
vast army of volunteers representing
almost every branch of industry in the
city, gave the order to march, and Mayor
Swift, Chief of Police Badenoch, Assistant
Chief Ross, Inspectors Bonfield and Shea,
at the head of a platoon of police, led the
great host of industrial workers and politi
cal clubs on their triumphal tour of tbe
business portion of tbe city.
One trade alone dad 10,000 representa
tives in line. These were the men who
have in a few years crowded Chicago's
packing industries to the front until they
are among the foremost in the world.
Employe? of Armour <k Co., Nelson, Morris
& Co., Swift <fe Co. and other houses of
world-wide reputation made a mighty
regiment, separated into companies by
the many floats they had prepared.
Mounted on their wiry and supple mus
tangs and wearing white sombrero hats,
the cattle buyers, drovers and other em
ployes oi the Union Stockyards created
wild enthusiasm wherever they rode.
There was something like a thousand of
these mounted cattlemen, and they were
all bronzed and sturdy looking men whose
easy riding was a contrast to that of some
of the men woo headed the downtown
For the most part the parade was com
posed of marchers, for the number of peo
ple participating made this a necessity,
otherwise the line of march would have
been so long that it would have been im
possible to handle it. There was one no
table exception to this rule, and that was
in tne case of the older veterans of the
Civil War, who had been especially solicited
to join the parade, and they were all pro
vide! with carnages.
They rode through the ranks of people,
and more than once a comrade on the
sidewalk recognized a familiar face in the
carriages, and would set up a cheer that
was taken up by the crowd and swelled to
a mighty roar of tribute to the grizzled
defenders of the Nation.
As the procession, with its platoon of
blue coats and brass buttons at the head,
moved slowly along the streets it was pre
ceded by a welcoming roar from the
blocks of spectators that lined the road
way. The floats, and they were legion,
roused enthusiasm and were greeted by
cheers of admiration all along the line.
One of the mest generally admired of
these creations was that of the iron and
sieel trades, which was gotten up in bar
baric style, with a figure representing Vul
can sitting on an anvil.
The rear guard of the partfde reached
the dispersing point at 4 o'clock, the spec
tacle listing six hours- Between 75,000
I and 100,000 people participated in the line
L of march.
Before the echo of the applause of the
multitudes that witnessed the demonstra
tion for sound money and protection had
died out the organized followers of Bryan
from every quarter of the city, and almost
in as great numbers, marched, with flam
ing torch, to stirring music poured forth
by a score of bands, over very nearly the
same route followed by their political op
ponents during the day. Red fire and
searchlights added to the attractiveness of
the parade, and lent their assistance in
stirring up the enthusiasm of spectators,
who looked on from every position of van
tage along the line of march.
The balcony of tbe Auditorium annex
was the reviewing stand for the free-*iver
parade, and from it Vice-Preside nt Stev
enson, United States Senator Henry M.
Teller and many other noted Demo
crats reviewed the marching followers of
Bryan and Sewall as they passed.
The parade left the Columbus statue on
the lake front at Bp. M. The line of march
was along Michigan avenue to Ran
dolph street, then west to Fifth avenue, to
Jackson street, east to Michigan avenue,
and thence to Tattersall's where the
speeches for the occasion were delivered.
Major Edgar B. Tolmer was the chief
marshal, and the parade was held under
the auspices of the United Silver clubs of
Cook County. The parade, which con
sisted of six divisions, was led by a
cavalry brigade. Then came the Cook
County Democracy, followed by clubs
from South Side wards and towns. This
c mstituted the first division, and was in
charge of Marshal William J. O'Brien.
Marshal Joseph Daze was in charge of
the second division, which consisted of
the Carter and Harrison Association and
the trades and labor unions. All clubs
and organizations from North Side wards
made up the third division, and Marshal
James A. Brachtendorf was in command.
German organizations formed the fourth
division. The fifth division consisted of
all West Side organizations, and the sixth
and last division included all unassigned
organizations, bicycle clubs and members
of American Railway unions.
The demonstration in point of numbers
and enthusiasm was a grand success. The
streets through which the procession
passed were crowded wit spectators, and
they cheered the marching hosts wildly.
As to display, the procession was
scarcely as gorgeous as that of the gold
advocates in the daytime, but this wa«
not unexpected, as the silver people gave
it out eaWy in the week that they would
attempt nothing in the way of spectacular
effects. The bannere as a rule were of an
impromptu order and many of the mot
toes were trite in their application and
were wildly chnered at all points, one in
particular bearing the inscription, "No
buzzards are watching," caught tne
crowds on the sidewalk, wjio perceived
the point conveyed.
A very pretty sight was a float on which
were seated seventeen young ladies, of
whom sixteen were dressed in white with
silver ornaments and one decked with
gold. The significance of this created tin
bounded enthusiasm. The young ladies
responded to the applause by waving
Bryan lithographs in profusion were
noticeable, and cries ot "What's the
matter with Bryan?" "He's all right,"
rebounded on all sides. About fifty bands,
each of which discoursed patriotic and
martial music, were in attendance.
Scarcely a man in the parade but had a
horn or instrument of some kind to add
to the noise of tbe occasion.
No time was lost in the movement of
the immense body, a double quick step
being the order. Over 30,000 men were in
line, the north and south divisions
moving first, the west side contingent
joining in when the rear of the first two
reached Randolph and Market streets.
A conservative estimate put the number
of people on the down streets at 600,000.
INJURED ON THE STREETS.
Ambulances Kept Busy Conveying Men
and Women to Hospitals.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 9.— The mammoth
parades which have just been finished in
this city were two of the best-conducted
affairs of the kind ever held here. While
there were a number of small -accidents
they were unavoidable and no fatalities
are reported. The police ambulances
were kept busy, however, carrying men
and women who had fainted on the streets
and removing those injured in one way
and another. About thirty criminals
were arrested, being mostly pickpockets.
Among those injured during the day
were: Lawrence French, struck by an
electric car, skull fractured ; Mrs. and Miss
Murdock, scalp wounds from being
knocked over by electric cars; John
Schummels, pushed off car, head injured;
Eli Bathwick, fell off ladder while watch
ing parade and broke left leg; Andrew
O'Hearn, run over by mail wagon, taken
to hospital; Michael Cahill, left knee-cap
broken; Tom Maguire, ear badly lacerated
by being stepped on; L. If. Fagonette,
right eye severely injured by a cane.
A crowd of McKinley men took posses
sion of a Bryan speaker and lifted him
j bodily and threw him into tbe river. But
| for the fact that a tug was passing at tbe
: time the man might have been drowned.
He was hauled out and went away with
his clothing drippin.*.
MINES GRADUALLY RESUMING.
Militia Escort and Protect the Men Im
ported to Work in the Leadville
LEADVILLE, Colo., Oct. 9.— The big
mines are gradually resuming. New men
are applying for work almost daily. Quite
a number are straggling in here in twos
and threes from outside towns, and 108
men were brought from Joplin, Mo., tnis
afternoon. They were met four miles be
low Leadville by a company of citizen
soldiers, who escorted them into the city,
where they were met by 200 infantry,
twenty-five cavalrymen and two artillery
pieces and escorted to the little Johnny
mine in safety. The Johnny has now 175
men and will resume work to-morrow.
Quite a crowd followed the men and
soldiers up to the mills, but very little dis
position to provoke trouble was manifested.
One striker cursed a soldier, who struck
him on the head with the butt of his gun.
After this no more interference occurred.
It was snowing and turning cold when the
men arrived, but the troops willingly
obeyed orders and walked from the depot
to the little Johnny Mine in slush and
snow, a distance of four miles.
Cornelius McHu^h was bound over to
his preliminary hearing in the sum of
$1000. He was tne leading gunsmith here
and it is charged that he secured guns for
NO LONGER A BLAGSHIP
The Charleston to Be Altered to a Single
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 9.— The flag
ship Charleston is to be altered to a single
command cruiser at the navy-yard, Mare
Island, Cal. This decision was had by the
Board of Naval Bureau this afternoon
without a dissenting vote. The vessel will
also be put in thorough repair, after seven
years of the most arduous services of any
ship in the new navy, the work requiring
eight months' time and an expenditure of
$200,000. The Charleston has been the
smallest flagship in the navy. She was
fitted with admiral's quarters because at
the time of her construction so few vessels
were available for that duty.
Now, however, about 65 ncr cent of her
berth was taken up for officers' quarters,
and her crew space was badly cramped.
The changes now ordered will rerue.ly
this defect and give the sailors more
breathing and sleeping space. The
change is made possible by the fact that
there are three flagships on the Pacific,
and the new battie-ship No. 9 to be built
at San Francisco will have acco/nmoda
tions for an admiral. The Charleston has
bee.i continuously on the go since she was
commissioned, December 26, 1889. Besides
her chase after the Itata and her long run
to attend the naval review at Hampton
roads, she has steamed up ani down the
Pacific Coast of this continent several
times, made voyages to China and tours
to Hawaii during the exciting times there.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1896.
Of THE CASTLE:
Denied Bail, but Given Extra
Privileges in Hollo
Physicians Examine the Accused
Woman to Ascertain Her
KLEPTOMANIA THE DEFENSE.
Diplomats and Business Men Unite
in Trying to Clear the Ac
LONDON, Enq., Oct. 9.— Physicians hare
examined Mrs. Castle since her incarcera
tion in Holloway Jail with a view of ascer
taining her exact mental condition, and
their examination has resulted in the de
termination to support the delense in
obtaining the services of special experts to
appear at the hearing of the case of the
lady and her Husband, which will come
up next Tuesday. The lawyers retained
have not yet been successful in their
efforts to obtain bail for their clients.
Hon. J. N. Roosevelt, Secretary of the
United States Embassy, will see Mr. and
Mrs. Castle in Holloway Jail this after
noon and will afterward nave a conference
with the lawyers of the accused in regard
to the procuring of bail for their release
pending trial. It is not lifcely, however,
that an application for their admission to
bail will be made until the defendants are
again brought into court, which will be
on Tuesday, October 13. Mr. and Mrs.
Castle are being made as comfortable as
possible during their detention in jail.
The authorities permit them to wear
their ordinary clothes and to provide
their own food. In addition to these
privileges Mr. Castle and nis wife have
been provided with better rooms than
prisoners are usually permitted to occupy.
Mrs. Castle is very much depressed, and
the American Embassy will make especial
efforts to obtain bail for her, if their en
deavors to secure the release of both her
self and husband unaer bonds should be
successful. United States Consul-General
Patrick A. Collins, L. E. Lathrop, United
States Consul at Bristol, and a large num
ber of Liverpool and London merchants
have signified their willingness to vouch
for the good character of Mr. Castle.
Colonel McFarlane, the agent in Liver
pool of tne sugar firm of the Spreckelses of
San Francisco, and Mr. McNair, a promi
nent merchant at Liverpool, came to Lon
don yesterday, traveling in a special
train, for the purpose of assisting.
Mr. Roosevelt in his interview with the
officials in behalf of the Castles. The in
terview was held, but the officials said
that at the present stage of the case they
were unable to act.
Magistrate Newton of the Great Marl
borough-street Police Court, before whom
Mr. and Mrs. Castle were arraigned, was
next applied to, but he informed his
callers that under the law he could only
hear applications for bail in open court.
It is now understood that the police are in
possession of additional evidence against
Mrs. Castle but nothing against Mr. Castle.
It is generally believed that the defense
will plead kleptomania on the part of Mrs.
Castle, and it is with this view that the
lady has been examined by medical ex
When Mr. Roosevelt, first secretary of
the United States Embassy, saw Mr. and
Mrs. Castle in Holloway Jail to-day he was
accompanied by Mr. Hodson. Mr. Castle
showed signs of the deepest depression
and when he started to speak to Mr.
Roosevelt he broke down completely and
cried like a child. He exclaimed: 'We
are both innocent. I hope my mother in
San Francisco will not hear of this as it
will kill her if she does."
Mr. Roosevelt says that he left the prison
convinced that if any man is innocent
Mr. Castle is. He added that he can only
think the wife is not in her right mind.
Police Inspector Arrow said to-day : "I
am sorry for the man, but I cannot under
stand why he did not know there was so
much plunder in his wife's possession.
Knowing of his wealth I have advised
against the prisoner being admitted to
CHINA SILK THIS WINNER.
Marcua Italy* Jhilly Captures the Krn
LEXINGTON, &Y., Oct. 9.— The Ken
tucky, suburban for two-year-olds was the
attraction here this afternoon. The at
tendance was large and the weather was
warm and the ' sport first-class. There
were seven starters in the futurity, of
which China Silk wa3 an odds on favorite.
She was the entry of Marcus Daly, the
Montana copper king, and, as she had
never lost a heat, the talent was certain
she would win. She led in both heats all
the tv ay round and won in grand style,
the second heat in 2:16^, which is next to
the best two-year-old race of the 'season.
The only thing that could keep within
reach of her was the Tennessee colt, Pres
ton, he making a very pretty contest, but
the filly could move away from him • at
any point. <
The unfinished Transylvania stake was
won in the first heat to-day by the favor
ite, Senator A, in 2:11.
Kentucky Futurity, for two-year-olds, trot
ting, $5000, China Silk won, Preston ' second.
Sister Alice third. Best time, 2:l6J^. <
2:15 , class, purse $1000, Rose Turner won,
Birdie Clay second. Squeezer third. Best time,
2:13^. ....,: « •
i 2:20 class, pacing, purse $500 (unfinished),
Eleanor and Stella each won two heats and
Lucy H won one heat. Best time, 2:10?£.
DETROIT. Mich., Oct. 9.— Windsor results:
Seven-eighths of a mile, : Master Fred won.
Dockstadter second, Springal third. Time, 1:34.
Five-eighths of a mile, If won, James V.
Carter second, Momus third. Time, 1 :05.
-One and a sixteenth miles, Hilda won, Alto
June second, Second Attempt . third. Time,
1 :55i/£. '■'- ••■-■•■•• ■::'•-■• v/':-^.?-::- .--*. J :- ■-
Five-eighths of a mile, Billy Fischer won,
Spoons second, Elvria third. Time, 1:05^.
':■ Five-eighths of a mile, Gus Strauss won, • Da
mask second, Lena third. Time; 1:05^. ' *
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Oct. 9.— Five-eighths of a mile,
Parole dOr won. Elama second, Bob Clancy
third, v; Time, 1:05^- : ■ ■■>'.:; ■»
. One and a sixteentn miles, Nicollni won, John
B. Ewing second, . Billy Jordan third. Time,
1:10. - ■ --. ■-.-; ■:■ .- . r. ;,-.. , .:,,-- . ;
One mile, Mary Ann ; won, Japonica second,
Metaire third. Time, 1 :45^.
c" One «nd sixteenth miles, squire G won, Ben
Waddell i second, Weenatchio l third.. Time,
l:50?£ .•■"■.::- - : . :-:■:■ .■■■■'■' ■ ■■"■:■■ . •■".•:,:-• J;: y/.-, s
Five-eighths of a mile, Astrada won. Hill
Billy second. Tencle third. . Time, 1:03%.
.' Three-quarters 'of a " mile, Time Mater won,
John t Sullivan second, Milford third. Time,
L:14& i- : : .■■■-■■:-■ : . ■ •., :,. •;"' -'
.; LAIONIA; INC., Oct. 9.— One mile, Reprove
won, Balk' Line second, Argentina' II: third.
Time, 1:43. .„.,., t . -'^: : . -:,,;..;„,., ;
v Eleven-sixteenths of a mile,' 1 Taluca won,
Hunger second, Let Fly third. * Time, 1:09^.
' One mile, Anger won, Ondague second, Lucy
Lee third. Time, 1 ;43}£.
One mile and seventy yards, Ida Pickwick
won, Kirk second, Booze third. Time, 1:47%.
Five-eighths of a mile, Osiuan won, Tunic
second, Lakeview Palace third. Time, 1:021^.
BROOKLYN, N. V.. Oct. 9. -Aqueduct re
sults: Eleven-sixteenths of a m lie, Passover
won, Robbie W second, Viuita third. Time,
One mile, Bon Ami won. Milan second,
Royal Prince third. Time, I :43J<£.
Three-quarters of a mile, Dolando won,
Campania second, Hailstone third. Time, 1:15.
O:ie and a sixteenth miles, Septour won.
King Strong second, Rama third. Time,
Nine-sixteenths of a mile, Florian won,
Sedgv*lck second, Free Lance third. Time,
One mile, Junl won, Emotional second,
Illusion third. Time, 1 :43^.
GRAND CRICKET PLATING.
Play Resumed in the Australia- All Chi-
CHICAGO, 111., Oct 9.— Play in the
Australia-All Chicago cricket game was
resumed on the Wanderers' grounds this
morning in beautiful weather. The at
tendance was the largest ever seen at a
cricket game in Chicago, a number of the
spectators coming from other towns.
Gregory and Darling, the not-outs, re
sumed their inning at 11:30 o'clock, Hen
derson and Wilmot naving charge of the
attack. Darling made a three and com
pleted his half century, but was bowled
out by Wilmot in his second over.
Gregory returned an easy catch to Hen
derson, and half the wickets were down
for 74. Kellv, after being missed from a
hot drive to Wilmot, was well caught at
long by Captain Anson. Trott and Giffen
stayed together until the luncheon inter
val and on resuming the former made
some big hits, but eventually sent one to
Pfeffer, who made a splendid eaten.
Graham and Giffen gave a pretty exhi
bition while together and stole a number
of short runs. The former jumped in to
drive Howell and was bowled. McKibben
staved for a time and was out with a total
Giffen carried out his bat for a fine
inning of 69. The other scores were:
Kelly 6, Gregory 4, Trott 36, Eady 9, Gra
ham 27, McKibben 9, with 7 extras. The
total was 225 or a lead of 130 runs.
Chicago went in again and lost eight
wickets for 53 runs, so that they need 77
runs to save a single inning's defeat.
Eady and McKibben were destructive, the
former getting four wickets for 24 and trie
latter four for 21.
Tbe game will be finished to-morrow,
the Australians leaving in the evening for
RACING AT FRESNO' S FAIR.
Red Light, Stam i> and Grady Win
Purses for Their Owners.
FRESNO, Cal., Oct. 9.— A fine racing
card, combined with other special attrac
tions at the fair grounds this afternoon,
brought out the largest crowd of the meet
ing. Professor Earlston, aeronaut, gave
an exhibition of bis skill in midair,
descending under a parachute. The baby
show was a feature to-day, eleven fond
mothers exhibiting their little ones, the
prettiest receiving a prize. The racing
programme was excellent. Following is
Three-eighths of a mile and repeat— Won by
Redlight, Pastime second. Time— :36, :35^.
Free-for-all trotting — Won by Stam B in
three straight heats. Time— 2:lsl4, 2:14V1,
Seven-eighths of a mile dash— Won by Grady,
Tampa second, Daisy A third. Time, 1:27.
BURNS BEATS GRINDLEY.
Well- Contested Wrestling Match Decided
at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 9.— One of
the most hotly contested wrestling
matches ever witnessed in this city took
place here to-night in the gymnasium of
the Los Angeles Athletic Club between C.
H. Gridley of this city and J. A. Burns,
late o! Chicago. The match was catch-as
catch-can, American style, three falls in
five, for a purse of $250, $50 to go to the
loser. The wrestlers shook hands at 10
f. m., and after eleven minutes Grindley
was awarded first fall. Burns won the
second in less than a minute. Grindley
took the third and Burns the fourth. The
tie fall was won by Burns after a desperate
struggle of ten minutes.
To-Day's ftaecs at Petalutna.
PETALUMA, Cal., Oct. 9.— Great events
are looked forward to in the race meet of
the San Rafael Hunt Club here to-morrow
afternoon. Preparations are being made
to receive a great number of visitors. The
programme includes a match race between
H. E. Wise's trotter Madera and J. J.
Crooks' Bay Rum for $500 a side.
RETURN Of THE PRESIDENT.
Cleveland Returns in Tttne to Attend ths
WASHINGTON, D. C, 0ct.9.-President
Cleveland has returned from his 101 days'
vacation at Gray Gables, on Buzzards
Bay, Maas. The President and his private
secretary, Mr. Thurber, reached Washing
ton at 7:40 a. m., after a good night's
rest in the private car attached to a mid
night train from New York. No one ac
companied them, and immediately after
breakfast on their arrival at the White
House, they entered their adjoining offices
and began the routine of public business.
Mr. Cleveland never looked better than
to-day. He is declared to be in splendid
condition for the duties of the session of
Congress which must necessarily follow
tbe National election, no matter what the
results may be. Mrs. Cleveland and the
children will reacn Washington Saturday
evening. The President's return was so
timed as to resume the regular Friday
Cabinet meeting at 11 o'clock.
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 9.— A post
office was established to-day at Emery,
Cal., and R. L. Emery appointed Post
By direction of the Secretary of War the
following transfer of officers is ordered to
take effect after thiridaie: Major Joseph
G. Ramsay from the Third Artillery to
the Fifth Artillery and Major John A.
Darling from the Fifth Artillery to the
Third Artillery. The officers named will
report by ;«tter to their respective depart
ment commanders for assignment to
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Original— Emanuel Fran
cisco, San Francisco; William Milow,
Oregon: Survivor Indian wars — Samuel
S. White, Portland.
Washington: Increase— Laueh'in Cam
eron, Port Angeles. Original — John Tuke,
One Engine Break* Down.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 9.— Captain
Albers of the steamer Fuerst Bismarck,
lrom Hamburg, on arrival at Quarantine
this morning, reported that yesterday
about noon the American line steamer
Paris was sighted lying still. A boat from
the disabled steamer came alongside the
Bismarck, and reported that the starboard
engine had broken down, and asked that
letters be taken to the New York agents.
No assistance was required. Captain
Watkins sent word that he would pro
ceed to his destination under the port
Emra Repeat* Hi* Confession.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 9.— Ezra Racoe,
the 16-year-old boy who confessed the
murder of Mrs. John Baurnley near Arkoe,
is in jail here for safe keeping. He was
brought to St. Joseph yesterday. The boy
repeated his confession.
Florida Wharves Under Water.
FERNANDINA, Fla., Oct. 9.—North
east winds have caused a high tide that
has done much damage aiong the river
front. A number of lumber wharves are
Ex-Governor Killer Head.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Oct. 9.—Ex-Gov
ernor Killer died at 10:30 o'clock tii#s
WILL NOT LEAD
Liberals Must Select An
other Statesman to Head
The Ex- Premier Discusses the
Remedies for Settling the
DISAGREES WITH GLADSTONE.
Withdrawal of the British Embassa
dor From Constantinople Would
Lead to Humiliation.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 9.—
Speaking in this city to-night Lord Rose
fcery, the ex- Premier, discussed the reme
dies that bad been suggested for the
settlement of the Turkish question. Re
garding the proposal that Russia should
take possession of Constantinople he said
that the late Government (his own) had
been extremely anxious to arrive at an
entente with Russia, and he was 3tili in
every way hopeful that a satisfactory un
derstanding between England and Russia
would be reached. Ho urged the advo
cates of the proposal, however, to remem
ber the treatment that had been accorded
the Poles by the Russians. Moreover, he
asKed, 'How is Great Britain to give to
Russia what is not hers?" Avowing
veneration and unaltered friendship for
Mr. Gladstone, Lord Rosebery said that
he could not agree with the proposal made
by the latter in his Liverpool speech to
withdraw the British Embassador from
Constantinople or to threaten action
which couli not be effected if the powers
did not approve.
Such a course would lead to humilia
tion. He differed with Mr. Gladstone in
the condition that England was bound by
the treaty to intervene in Turkey. This
had been a dead letter ever since it had
been signed. He did not desire especially
the retention of Cyprus and woutd will
ingly give it to any power except Turkey.
Lord Rosebery further declared that he
was especially opposed to isolated action
on the Turkish question. Such action
would mean a European war with the
slaughter of hundreds of thousands,
threaten the existence of Great Britain
and perhaps precede the enslavement of
Any British Minister incurring a Euro
pean war, except through the direct neces
sity of interests distinctly British, would
be a criminal to his country and to his
position. Lord Roseberv then referred to
his retirement from the leadership of the
Liberal party, saying that the difference
of opinion on the Eastern question was
only one of a series of incidents that bad
induced him to resign. He added that he
bad not received the loyal support that a
peer needed, if he was to lead his party suc
cessfully. His government in its early
days had been defeated by its own fol
lowers. The policy he had suggested for
the election had not been adopted.
Finally Mr. Gladstone had innocently
administered the coup de grace. The in
ternal differences in the party bad beeu
equal to the external differences. His
action had been so hampered as to render
his position untenable.
Tne meeting unanimously adopted a
resolution expressing gratitude for the
manner in which Lord Rosebery had led
the party, deeply regretting his retire
ment and earnestly honing that be would
reconsider his action and resume the lead
ership. Lord Rosebery replied that his
decision was the result of mature reflec
tion and had been tauen with the convic
tion of its absolute necessity.
The clubs here to-night were filled with
members who eagerly awaited a report of
Lord Rosebery's speech at Edinburgh.
Tbe Central News was alive to the impor
tance of the occasion, and caused a col
umn of the speech to be put on the "tick
ers" concurrent with its delivery. The
report was devoured with avidity, and the
references to the reasons that caused Lord
Rosebery to throw up the leadership of
his party were excitedly discussed. A
great throng filled the National Liberal
Club, which presented the appearance it
does at the time of a great election.
The Daily News (Liberal) contends that
there is evidence of a rally to Lord Rose
bery, or rather a renewal of confidence in
him which his speech will strengthen.
The Chronicle, a Liberal paper, but op
posed to Lord Rosebery as a leader, at
tacks him bitterly, accusing him of total
indifference to the sufferings of the Ar
menians. His speech, the paper declares,
was evidently an attempt to discredit the
agitation in their support. It says that it
regrets that Lord Rosebery thought it
necessary to express respect for Mr. Glad
stone, upon which the speech was an at
Gladstone or Rotebery.
LONDON, Eng, Oct. 9.— The Midland
Liberal Federation has called a meeting
for the purpose of offering the leadership
of the Liberal party to Gladstone, and in
the event of the refusal of the ex- Premier
to assume the leadership, to reaffirm their
confidence in the leadership of Lord
REVIEWS THE FRENCH TROOPS.
Russia's Czar and Czarina Witness a
Great Demonstration at Chalons
Arranged in Their Honor.
PARIS, France, Oct. 9.— The weather
at Chalons was rainy and altogether dis
agreeable at daybreak, threatening to mar
the effect, if not absolutely prevent, the
review of the troops in honor of the Czar,
but at 10 o'clock the skies had cleared and
the day was as fine as could be desired.
It is reported here that the Czar and
Czarina will revisit Paris in the spring and
remain three weeks. The grand review of
the troops at Chalons began at noon. His
Majesty appeared on horseback, fronting
the truops. President Faure and the
Czarina sat together in a landau.
The trains arrived at Chalons through
out the afternoon as rapidly and fre
quently as they could be bandied and
were packed to suffocation within and
crowds hung upon the footboards outside
the cars. It is estimated that 150,000 spec
tators witnessed the review.
The review was a grand success. The
Czar, who wore the red Cossack uniform,
appeared to be in excellent spirits and
displayed much enthusiasm over the
maneuvers. The defile was finished at
2:30 p M-, and was a superb spectacle,
which elicited prolonged cheering from the
multitude. The Czar divided with the
troops the acclaims of the crowds and
eaily received the larger share. After
the revi v a luncheon was served for the
guests i nd the officers of the staff, at
whirl) 500 covers were laid.
At the luncheon the Czar gave a toast
to the French army, declaring the unal
terable friendship of the armies of Rus
sia and France. After breakfasting the
Czar and Czarina started for Darmstadt.
CRUEL WARFARE IN CUBA.
The Recent Battle at Ceja del Nogro the
Fiercest Fought During the Strng
gle for Freedom.
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct. 9.— Bernal. whose
troops were recen.ly in battle with Maceo's
forces, has arrived here. He is ill. He
gives further details of the engagement
at Ceja del Nogro. After the rebels were
dislodged from their first position the
troops encamped on their ground. Later
the rebels, 2000 strong, tried to surround
A desperate fight ensued, a fight which
General Bernal states was fiercer than
ever before occurred in a Cuban war. The
rebels were finally repulsed. They re
treated in the direction of the Great Hills.
Besides these officers previously reported
killed, a lieutenant-colonel lost his life in
The steamer Guanicaunico, which ar
rived here to-day, brought 175 sick sol
diers from the province of Pinar del Rio.
Casimiro Piedrahito was shot to-day at
the Cabanes Fortress for the crime of
During the excitement of the election in
the city strange Cubans arrived and scat
tered in twos and threes among cheap
boarding-houses of the town. Yesterday
morning they left on the East Coast line
for Biscayne Bay. Three carloads of coal
and suspicious looking boxes preceded
them the night before. It is believed here
that the transfer of fuel, arms and men
will be made at Biscay ne.
Evidence Against Ivory.
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 9. — Edward J.
Ivory, alias Edward Bell, the alleged
dynamite conspirator, arrested at Glasgow
September 12. was arraigned for the third
time in the Bow-street Police Court this
morning. A boy named James Burns,
step-son of Patrick McCaffery, when called
to the witness-stand identified Ivory as
having called at his mother's house in
Glasgow, and as afterward having gone in
search of O'Hara and Meaeher, to whom
be had letters of introduction from
Manilla Rebels Beaten.
MADRID, Spain, Oct. 9.— Advices to the
Impardal from Manila, dated September
15, are to the effect that a force of Spanish
troops defeated the rebels at Imus, killing
eighty of them. In another engagement
at San Isador the insurgents were defeated
with a loss of 600.
Death of a Cardinal.
ROME, Italy, Oct 9.— Cardinal Gaerano
de Ruggiero, Secretary of the Department
of Apostolic Briefs and Grand Chancellor
of Orders, died this morning. He was
born at Naples, January 12, 1816, and was
created Cardinal in 1889.
Lost Off the Spanish Coast.
LONDON, Eng., Oct 9.— The Standard
will to-morrow publish a news agency's
dispatch from San Sebastian, saying it is
stated that the Dutch transport Para
maribo has been lost off the northern
coast of Spain.
Dv Maurier's Body to Be Cremated.
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 9.— The body of
George dv Maurier, tbe celebrated artist
and novelist, who died yesterday, will be
cremated to-morrow at Koniug.
Baron f'on Mueller's Death.
MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 9. —
Baron Sir yon F. Mueller, Government
botanist, died to-day from apoplexy.
Reed the Chief Speaker.
NOERISTOWN, N. J., Oct. 9.— Hon.
Thomas B. Reed was the chief speaker at
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a Republican raily beid iioro !o-day. The
audience numbered 10.UO ) i^rsons.
Franklin R. Murphy, chairman ol the
State central committee, presided, and
Con-zressnian Pitney spoke first. He pre
sented Mr. Reed, whose speech was con
fined to the money question.
S AN DIEGO DAY'S JOURNEY.
Little Harold Bradley Start* Alone for
Hi* future Home in Michigan.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Oct. 9.— A little boy
] 6 years of age b*gan a long journey from
! this city to Bay City, Mich., to-day. He
is Harold Bradley, son of F. W. Bradley,
from whom a divorce was obtained by
Kate Bradley in July.
Mrs. Bradley came to San Diego to pro
cure the divorce, to which her husband
consented, as they were cousins and were
mutually desirous of dissolving the bonds
that galled. As noon as the decree was
obtained Mrs. Bradley married James
Benton, a New York City lawyer, and left
her little boy here in the care of her land
The father did not want the child and
the mother sent word that in her new life
in New York City she did not want to be
bothered with him either. So Harold was
an outcaat. though his mother paid his
bills until his grandfather, F. B. Bradley
of Ba3' City, sent for him.
The boy is heir to the estates of his
father and grandfather and will in time
become possessor of $1,000,000. yet he was
very sad to-day when compelled to part
from the kind-hearted old lady who had
been keeping: nim. He cried bitterly and
said he didu't want to see any of his rela
tives any more. He will make the long
trip to fiay City entirely alone.
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