Newspaper Page Text
VOL. XIX.— NO. 295.
THE ST. PflrUl^ Gl^Oß^.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, IN9O.
Weather for Today —
Fair and Warmer,
Train Robbers Foiled.
James J. Hill Nails a Fake.
Twelve Persons Drowned, Coos Bay.
Ht'eimrutiou Is Again Heavy.
Ruee Between Wheat and Silver.
fonnt'll Not to Have a Page.
Labor Honors Eogene V. Debs.
The Coming of Gen. Palmer.
Minneapolis Registration 35.000,
Flour City Without Water.
Man Killed at an Elevator.
Joel P. Heatwole'a Hard Fight.
Bryan's Trip Through Ohio.
Fusion a Fizzle In Georgia.
Tom Watwon's Ultimatum.
Winnipeg Crew Going to Henley.
Harrison Stamping Indiana.
Bar Silver, 67Jc.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 7«>4c.
Stocks Strong and Higher.
Wants of the People.
The Crow Wing-Cass Boundary.
The Castles Are Held.
Met.— Old Homestead, 2.30, 8.15.
Grand— ln Old Kentucky, 2.30, 8.15.
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Westernland, Ant
werp. Sailed: Mannheim, London; Cevic,
Liverpool; Spree. Bremen.
And the next day it snowed.
_ — . «s»- ——
The diffusive qualities of the Sewall
carrel are still far below par.
Yesterday's crisp weather chilled the
ardor of the Rice park orators.
It is a neck-and-neck race between
llyron R. Kent and the hemp.
The man who used to steal horses is
now giving his attention to bicycles.
Mr. Peffer hasn't even taken time to
get shaved during the whole campaign.
Simon Bolivar Buckner! How that
name rolls on the tongue! Take a look
at the great Kentuckian Friday night.
— , «» _
You did not register? How careless!
You have another chance Saturday af
Why not hire Mr. Tynan to aid you,
Mr. Bryan? He is crying "Down with
. _»_ ; —
There are several places on earth al
ready where one can get a dollar a
bushel for wheat.
Chicago Gas rose steadily yesterday.
And yet there is more gas than any
thing else in Chicago.
Benjamin Harrison began stumping
Indiana yesterday just as the cold
wave struck that state.
Horrible thought! Perhaps some mail
clerk stole that Watson letter with the
expectation of finding $16 in it.
A New York bride was yesterday
presented with $1,000,000 by her mother.
The bridegroom, a foreigner by the
way, made no protest against the gift.
All parties appear to have agreed on
Oct. 31 as flag day. It may occur to
the Halloween prank player to decorate
the flag on the evening of the same
Hon. T. M. Patterson, of Denver, says
Michigan is for Bryan with heart and
emphasis. Isn't the Peninsular state
really for him with a club, Mr. Patter.
Gen. Grosvenor is out with another
estimate. This time he gives McKinley
292 votes. He will have worked his en
thusiasm up to 350 for McKinley by
this time next week.
The greatest ticket before the Ameri
can people — Palmer and Buckner — is
moving this way. The conscientious
voter can cast a ballot for it without
being ashamed of himself.
Women are nearly one-sixth of the
stockholders of national and state
banks and own one-fourth of the shares
of stocks. Now, please yell again:
Down with the banks. It is so manly.
A New York couple got married and
did not know it until they found the
record of the wedding at the bureau of
vital statistics. The Raines law is not
the perfect thing that it was claimed
France refuses to learn political econ
omy in the school of our economists.
She buys abroad more than she sells
abroad. Her purchases for the first
eight months of the year exceeded the
eales by 412,555,000 francs.
-^ — i
There is evidence of inharmony be
tween Tom Watson and the Populists
of Kansas. He ordered his name left
off the electoral ticket, and the Pop
ulist state committee is trying to man
damus it on again. Mr. Watson is
dead, and the wishes of the dead should
England persists in her downward
course. The balance of trade still runs
heavily against her. She imported £283,
--286,815 worth of products in the eight
months ending with August, and ex
ported £160,639,073 worth. It is a marvel
how she has managed to escape a re
The man who refused Billy Bryan
the position of theatrical advance
agent a few months ago may think
better of the Nebraskan after Jus Oc
tober tour is over. Th* evidence at
hand indicates that Bryan weipd make
a great hit as advance afSlt. for a
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
TO HOB fi. P. TflAlflS
TEXAS II A \ HITS RENDEZVOUS IN
CHOW WING FOR WHOLE
BUT DO NOT GET TO ACTION
ON ACCOUNT OP ONE OF THEIR
CONFEDERATES LOSING HIS
HALBERG TURNED INFORMER.
Crow \Vin X County and Railroad
Officials Broke Up the Dastardly
One of the gang squealed, and there
fore a most diabolical plot for the
wholesale wrecking of Northern Pa
cific trains in Crow Wing county has
The man who tipped .iff the \>lot to
the Northern Pacific officials was
Charles Halberg, but so anxious was
he to protect himself at the same time
that the would-be robbers discovered
they had been betrayed, and, after
shooting at the informer, they de
camped and all traces of them have
j been lost.
The detectives and special agents in
the employ of the Northern Pacific,
however, have complete descriptions of
the men. But, as no overt act 'as ac
tually committed, they will content
themselves with keeping the bandits
out of this country.
The scheme was one of the n.cst
atrocious ever concocted in the North
west. It did not stop at the simple
stopping and holding up of an express
or mail train, but it included the wreck
ing of the night express trains on three
different branches of the road and the
robbing of the express cars and pas
Sheriff Henry Spalding, of Brainerd,
and Special Agent W. J. McFetrldge,
of the Northern Pacific claim depart
ment, who were detailed to look into
the case, have both made their reports
to the road concerning their Investiga
tions, and they give a very thrilling
The plot was known to the Northern
SEC RET CAM P No J. J
. - /^ DUL'JTH
*\ OS £ ct/E T C^no NO. 2. ;
\ yS/E- c aETcm np Mo 3 .
>-^ \ / ' cSt.^ethi.as. 1
1 V °J-i/MBERGS HOUSE.
." j JUN'CTiON^
MAP SHOT% r IXG SECRET CAMPS OF THE PLOTTERS AXD THE THREE
LINES OF RAILWAY.
| Pacific officials as early as Sept. 28,
| and officers have been investigating it
ever since. It was only last Saturday
that the plot was considered "dead"
enough to mention outside of the se
i crecy of the company's private offices.
I The officials of the company and Crow
| Wing county believe that, had the plot
j not been "tippped off" by Halberg
I there would have been a series of the
most horrible wrecks the state ever
witnessed. The men who planned the
proposed outrages are known to have
had criminal records in Texas and In
dian Territory some years ago.
INCEPTION OF THE PLOT.
On September 28 the first Intimation
of the plot reached General Manager
Kendrick in a letter from Charles Hal
berg, of St. Mathias, a little station
near the old main line of the Northern
Pacific, and eight or ten miles south
j of Brahierd.
Halberg lives in a little house on a
I>lot of farm land. He came to Minne
sota some fourteen or fifteen years ago,
| and is a justice of the peace and a
I member of the tewn board of St.
| Mathias. Little is known of his past
i history except that he came from the
I South years ago. He often takes board
i ers in his house if the town is full, and
makes a fair living in different ways.
The story of the inception of the plot
as told by Halberg and dug up by the
officers, is as follows:
On September 26 Halberg was sitting
i in his house about 8 o'clock in the even
ing smoking a pipe. He was aroused
by hearing a knock and on opening the
dGor was confronted by a man who
asked the privilege of entering. Hal
berg admitted the stranger and the
latter entered into a conversation
I about the South. He soon revealed
| himself as an old comrade of Halberg's
lin Texas and New Mexico thirteen
years ago, and gave his name as "Doc"
Cherry. Halberg recognized the man
! and the two talked for some time
i about old times. Cherry admitted that
he had been run out of the South for
i stealing cattle from the ranges and
; committing other depredations of a
like and more serious nature. He soon
announced to Halberg that he was in
I the North on "business" and promised
j to unfold its nature if Halberg would
| keep mum. The latter promised,
whereupon Cherry stated that he was
! one a gang which had come up from
. the Southwest for the purpose of rob
i bing and wrecking Northern Pacific
trains, and was looking over the
i ground. He said that there were thoua
j ands of dollars moving: back and fortb
WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1896.
over the line at this time of the year
in payment of grain moving from the
Northwest to Minneapolis and Duluth,
and that nearly every one who was on
the sleeping cars carried plenty of
money. Cherry declared that the old
game of stopping express trains and
blowing up the safes was a "dead
game" and that there was nothing in
it nowadays. He wanted Halberg to
become a partner in the venture, and
Halberg says he gave the impression
that he would agree. Whereupon
Cherry went to the door and called for
another man to come in, whose pres
ence was not suspected until then by
Halberg. Cherry called the newcomer
by the name of Dorn. The latter wore
a mask over his face, and in all sub
sequent dealings Halberg says he never
saw the face of the stranger. Cherry
stated that none of the men in the gang
were to be seen, and that the only rea
son he had not masked his own face
was in order that Halberg could recog
nize in him an eld friend.
Halberg says that the three sat and
talked the scheme over for two or three
hours, the newcomers revealing a very
complete system. The night trains
were to be wrecked by means of dis
lodged rails, which would be uhspiked,
but left In position so that the moment
the forward wheels of the engine struck
them, they would turn over and cause
a wreck. The strangers said they
had been in the vicinity for a week or
more, and were convinced that Crow
Wing county was an Ideal place to
carry the plot into execution.
Halberg agreed to think the scheme
over, and the men promised to come
again the next night. They said they
were living in a secret dugout on the
west side of the river, not far from
Brainerd. Halberg declares that he was
afraid to refuse to go in on the deal
after once allowing the men to unfold
it to him, but that on second thought,
he came to the conclusion that the best
thing he could do would be to pretend
to agree and then give the snap away
to the officials of the road.
The next night the same two men
called again. Cherry wore a slouch
hat over his eyes, and Dorn was mask
ed as on the night before. The three
drank whisky until after midnight, and
talked the thing over. Cherry was al
ways the spokesman. He informed
Halberg that the territory to be worked
Included three branches of the Northern
Pacific, and that the exact time and
place for the consumation of the first
deed would not be known until their
"Eastern informer" gave them a tip
as to when a "rich load" would start
from St. Paul. He declared that there
were four in the gang, and that Hal
berg would make the fifth. His ser
vices were needed on account of his
familiarity with the country and its
officers. Cherry further told Halberg
that the "captain" of the gang was
acting as Western informer, and that
there was another man on the Eastern
end of the line. Both "informers," he
said, were already spotting trains and
were waiting to receive the tip that
all was in readiness. W T hen all was
ready, the "captain" and the other
member would come on the train just
preceding the one to be wrecked, and
would take part in the raid on the
passengers and wrecked cars.
Cherry , said all chances had been
figured out and that there was no
chance of being caught. They had pro
vided four hiding places, in one of
which they would secrete themselves
until the first of the excitement had
worn off, when they would make their
way south. One of the secret hiding
places was north of the Northern Pa
cific line from Staples to DUluth, run
ning through Brainerd. The dug-out
was on the west bank of the river,
and in a place where it would never
be found. The second and third re
treats were within the triangle formed
by the Northern Pacific line to Duluth,
the old main line running to Brainerd
and the new "cut-off" running to
StaplejC, There is almost a perfect
triangle formed by these lines in the
center of which there are many square
mileef-ijf territory. The fourth retreat
was to be at Halberg's house at St.
Mathias. The floor was to be fitted
with a trap door and in case the ban
dits were hard pressed they were to
conceal themselves under the floor until
it was safe to come out. The secret re
treat to be used would of course de
pend upon the line of railway operated
on. In case the old main line train
was wrecked, Halberg's house was to
be used. If the trains on the Duluth
branch were wrecked, the dugout near
Brainerd and west of the river was to
be used, and if the through trains over
the "cut-off" were ditched, either one of
the two dug-outs within the triangle
could be gained before the officers or
posses could start in pursuit.
Cherry said that the "captain" was
an old hand and knew just what 'to
do; that he was to have supreme com
mand of the job and the others were to
be well paid. Cherry said the case
was just like a company of soldiers un
der a captain. The company marched
under sealed orders, and no one knew
but the commander what was to be
done. Cherry said he knew what that
meant, as he had served three year 3
in Company X, Third United States In
The above was all written to the
company by Halberg on or about the
end of September, and what was not
written was learned by Special Agent
McFetridge and Sheriff Spalding, of
Crow Wing county.
As may be imagined, the information
set the Northern Pacific officials imme
diately at work. Word was sent to the
sheriff at Brainerd, who immediately
replied that he had also received simi-
Continned on Third Patge, '
"WHEAT KASII.Y OtTWHEELS SILVBIR.
PILS IT AS A FAKE
JAMES J. HIIJ. CALLS THE NEW
YORK JOURNAL FLATLY
FALSEHOOD AND IT KNEW IT.
MR. HILL EMPHATICALLY DENIES
COMPLICITY IN ANY CORNER
BUT HE BELIEVES IT WILL RISE
Still Higher, Especially If Confi
dence in the Government Is Re
stored by the People.
The New York Morning Journal yes
terday published a sensational story to
the effect that James J. Hill, Charles
A. Pillsbury, W. D. Washburn and
other Northwestern capitalists had
formed a gigantic combine to corner
wheat and raise the price to fabulous
figures. The story, which occupied a
full page of the silver organ, went on
to state that there were large amounts
of wheat In the Northwestern elevators
which were held, not by the farmers,
but by wheat speculators.
The story, be it said, gained little
credence, in view of the very apparent
causes for the present advance in the
demands made for American grain by
foreign countries. Mr. Hill's optimistic
views as to wheat prices as given to
the world from time to time in news
paper interviews, as well as in his ad
vice' to farmers to hold their wheat,
would have served %o have classified
him <xB a "bull" if he had been an
active operator on the market, but be
yond this there does not seem to be
any reason for the publication of such
a story as the one given to the world
by the Journal.
As early as the first week in Septem
ber, when wheat was selling at 52 to
54 cents, Mr. Hill was quoted in the
Globe as of the belief that wheat
would go to 70 cents in a very short
time. As he said last night:
"This belief I oomnrunicated to a
number of farmers whom I met during
I that time. It was based on natural laws
I and not on any expectations of a specu
lative demand. It is generally the case
that years of overproduction are fol
| lowed by short crops. The present
famine in India has greatly increased
the natural demand for this grain. Rus
sia is a large buyer. t*he Russians have
sold wheat two and three months
ahead, far beyond their ability to de
liver, and now they are in sore straits.
Some of them have paid 12 cents a
bushel merely to be relieved of their
contracts. They cannot get the wheat
there to fulfill their expectations.
"Anticipating, as I have, .a rise in
prices, I have held my own wheat, the
I product of my farm, but that is all the
wheat I hold. I have last year's crop,
too, for the reason that I did not think
the price was enough for it.
"The story is preposterous; it is
worse. It is malicious. It is without
foundation in fact, and I do not hesitate
| to say that the man wlio wrote it knew
! it to be false when he^/rote It."
Mr. Hill at this point read a telegram
I he had just prepared for transmission
j to the New York Herald at that paper's
j request, and it was equally plain and
"Any one who has watched the con
ditions of the market;" continued Mr.
| Hill, "will see how ridiculous is the
| story thus printed. Th«re is no wheat
I in the elevators of the Northwest,
j either in the terminal or -the country
j elevators. Occasionally there will JSe
I fcund an accumulation in some distant
I warehouse, where there has been dif
ficulty about securing cars for ship
ment, but that is all there is. The per
centage of wheat being held in ele
vators is much less* fhis year than it
has been at this *siaeon ordinarily.
The elevator men htfye really been de-
I pressing prices to Qigcourage farmers
! from throwing theiF .grain upon the
I market when the- elevmtor men have -
I not the funds to move it with. Where i
i the margin of profit for the grain men j
j from the granary to~the primary wheat I
market is usually tw-o and a half to i
! three cents, this yea£ they have been
! making It five. Prices- have not been
| so low here for years, compared with
| the New York prices, as they are now. |
! Holders of wheat are extremely
j anxious to get it turned into money as
| quickly as possible. There is no money
j to be had to move, the wheat crop ex- I
I cept at exorbitant rates of interest.
i That is where the trouble lies. The
j wheat is being as fast as it can
J be with the amount of money that is j
I available for its carriage, but elevator
imen who in previous years have been j
easily able to get eaough money to get I
the crop and carry a portion of it along, ]
WHEAT EASILY OUTWHEELS SILVER.
this year are forced to turn their money
over every ten days at the outside.
They have just enough to pull through
their business on, most of them. I hap
pen to know of a case where a business
man wanting to borrow $200,000 for
sixty days had to pay 9 per cent in
terest and 2 per cent for an option on
the gold in which to refund it. This
made a charge of 1% per cent for two
months' interest, or a total charge of
3% per cent for two months, for the
use of the money, or at the rate of 21
per cent per annum. But, even with
money at this high rate, it is possible
at present for a wheat operator to
"Today wheat sold at approximately
75 cents. December wheat is at 78
cents. There is a profit of four per cent
on one's money for the period from now
until Dec. 1, six weeks, or 36 per cent
per annum. Any one can go Into the
market and get 100 bushels of wheat
at that price. You can go; I can go; the
editor of the New York Journal can
go" — and Mr. Hill's eyes twinkled as he
remarked — "he can make more money
there than he can in the newspaper
"As soon as confidence In the United
States is restored, wheat w.ll rise to
eeven to tSn cents a bushel above
present prices, or above the """current
prices at the time that such action
is taken to restore that confidence. I
telieve that wheat ought to sell at
i'O cents a bushel, if there was money
in circulation to buy it with. Condi
tions are different now from what they
were in the panic of 1893. Then the
banks had their money out. They
could not get it in. Now the banks
have plenty "of money, but no one else
can get it. They are not going to take
"But," Mr. Hill concluded, "there Is
no use of wasting words on this mat
ter. The situation explains itself to
any one who has given it the study
which people in this wheat belt ought
to give what Is nearest the!' 1 welfare.
Far from being engaged in any effort to
corner wheat.it was only yestarday that
I was visited by a committee of grain
men who asked me to help them in
getting their grain to market. That
is the fact. . Why do not the news
papers get at the facts instead of
printing stories like this in the New
Mr. Hill suggested that the grain
men could throw some light on the
situation, and accordingly President
D. M. Bobbins, of the Northwestern
Elevator company, was visited.
Mr. Robbins scouted the story of a
combine, and stated that Mr. Hill ac
tively aided the grain men in so far
as in his power by furnishing prompt
car service for the shipment if grain.
Delays of days in shipment meant
serious embarrassment to the men
who were engaged in moving a heavy
wheat crop on small funds, compared
with what have usually been available
for the same purposes. The margin
of profit on wheat shipments between
here and New York was larger this
year than last, although for the last
few days the fluctuations in the mar
ket every hour of the day made accu
rate figures as to this margin impossi
ble to give off hand. On ace mnt, how
ever, of the fact that so liMle money
was available for the hauling of the
crop, the elevator companies had been
depressing prices at the purchasing
elevators in order to discourage the
farmers from pressing th^ir grain
through at a time when funds were
so scarce. Mr. Robbins was confident
that, with a removal of the financial
uncertainty, the price of wheat would
increase from 5 to 10 cents ; probably
nearer the latter figure than the for
mer No wheat was being held in the
elevators of the Northwest, where cars
could be secured to carry it. Money
was tighter than he had ever seen it,
but the grain was being shipped as
fast as possible.
BIG TUNNEL SCHEME.
To Connect New York and Brooklyn
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.— Counsel for
the New York & Brooklyn Bridge com
pany, appeared before the Brooklyn,
board cf aldermen to ask that &oi3y j
for permission for the eonstnictyJnfiSfe
a tunnel to connect the troiiey^sl§sftjfc;
railway system of Brooklyn witft^SiSfe
cable lines of New York. The project
contemplates two tracks in two tun
nel tubes. These will be 8,700 feet long,
and the dimensions of the two tun
nels together, in width, wHI be forty
five feet. The height will be twenty
eight feet and the grade will not be
more than 4 per cent.
The secretary and treasury of the
company is Otto Andrea. The project
is said to have been approved by
Mayor Strong, of New York, and to be
favorably regarded by the board of
aldermen of this city. It is now sought
to obtain the sanction of the Brooklyn
CALIFORNIA HARBOR liOARD.
All Five Members of It Have Been
WASHINGTON. Oct. 20.— The river
and harbor bill passed at the last ses
sion of congress contained a provision
that the location of a deep water har
bor in the state of California should be
determined by a commission to be
composed of a naval officer to be de
tailed by the secretary of the navy, an
officer of the coast and geodetic sur
vey, to be detailed by the superinten
dent and three civil engineers to be ap
pointed by the president. This board
has been organized as follows: De
tailed by the secretary of the navy,
Rear Admiral John C. Walker; detailed
by the superintendent of the coast and
geodetic survey. Assistant Augustus F.
Rogers; appointed by the president,
William H. Burr, of New York; George
S. Morrison, of New York; Richard P.
Morgan, of Illinois.
PRJCK TWO CENTS— ) p ff™ES
GOOS BAY TRAGEDY
TWELVE OF THE PASSENGERS AND
CREW OF THE ARAGO
SHE WENT ON THE ROCKS.
THE DISASTER WAS THE RESULT
OF AN ATTEMPT TO
LOADED SMALL BOAT OVERTURNED
None of the Bodies of the Victims
of the Accident Hare Been
MARSHFIELD, Or., Oct. 20.— The
steamer Arago, owned by the Oregon |
Coal & Navigation company, from Coos j
Bay for San Francisco, was carried by i
the current and driven on the rocks j
of the jetty at Coos Head today. She j
will be a total loss. In attempting to j
land a boat load of the passengers and j
crew, the boat was capsized. Twelve !
were drowned, four passengers and !
eight of the crew, of which the follow
ing is a partial list:
B. M. M'GRAW, Coqulll City; passenger.
JOHN NORmnr; rarrsM«*rw«wa»*r i
RICHARD WALTERS, Oakland; passeneer.
M. P/ WHITTLE, San Francisco; fir-man.
ERIC WALLA, San Francisco; fireman.
RICHARD PATTERSON, San Francisco; I
A. FERNANDEZ, chief cook.
W. E. BROWN, chief engineer.
J. KURGER, sailor.
HARRY SANDERS, sailor. '-
The accident occurred during a heavy |
fog. What is left of the steamer to be
seen, is two spars projecting upon the '
beach. The survivors were brought to
Empire City on the tug Columbia. None
of the bodies were recovered.
The Arago was built by the Union j
Iron works in 1885. Her gross tonnage '
is 947 tons. She has long been in the i
coasting trade. Of late years she has
been engaged as a collier, carrying coal i
from Coos bay ports to this city. She
was commanded by Capt. Reed. Her
full complement of men and officers
At this season of the year, the Coos j
bay bar, as it is known, is usually not ':
very rough, though if the wind is in ;
the right quarter, the seas roll moun- ;
tain high. Navigators always approach
the entrance to the bay with more or i
less trepidation. Before the jetty, was
constructed.Coos bay bar was one of the
worst bars on the coast, not excluding
the once treacherous entrance to Hum
boldt bay. The improvements, how
ever, have reduced the dangers that
The wreck occurred not far from the
spot where the whaleback steamer
Wetmore was cast away some years
LAKE STEAMER SUNK.
No Way of Identifying; the Wreck- j
' SANDUSKY, 0., Oct. 20.— Intelli- j
gence has just reached this city from 1
Ltcust Point, that a vessel foundereM I
in the lake off that point some time i
last week. Last Thursday, as Capt. '
Cleaves and a crew of fishermen were !
nearing their grounds, they noticed a
lot of wreckage. With the aid of a
glass, the captain and his crew say
they were able to see a spar projecting
from the vessel, some distance away.
On going to it, they found that a vessel
had been sunk, and the captain is of |
the opinion that it was a steamer. There
was nothing in sight by which the name I
of the boat could be ascertained and no !
information has been received from any j
source that a boat had been lost, but !
it Is certain that a vessel has gone !
down at that point, and undoubtedly
with all on board.
HENRY ABBEY'S FUNERAL.
Attended I»> Many Pomlnent Stnjje
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.— Funeral serv
ices were held today in the Church of
the Paulist Fathers in this city over
tHe remains of the late Henry E. Ab
bey. The pall-bearers were: Wm. j
Steinway, Robert Dunlap, Edward
Lauterbach, George L. Rivf.rs, A. M.
Palmer, Augustin Daly, Frank W. j
Sanger, George G. Haven, D. O. Mills, j
James H. Breslin, M. Coleman, John |
Burke and Walter Damrosch. Fol- j
lowing these, as the cortege passed I
down the middle aisle of the church, 1
came the chief mourners, John B. '
Schoeffel with Mrs. Kingsley; Mrs. I
Schoeffel, escorting Miss Katherine
Abbey; Mrs. Zinn, Myron B. Rice, the
attaches of the Metropolitan opera
company and others who hal intimate
business relations with Mr. Abbey.
There were in attendance a great
number of prominent theatrical peo
ple. Among them were: Charles Froh
man, Daniel Frohman, Signor de Vivo,
Henry Dazian, John Matthews, Jacob j
Litt, E. Erlanger. Wm. Bronnell, W. I
A. Brady, Wm. Sells, Henry Wolf- i
son, Ada Gilman, Augustus Heckler,
Charles E. Rice, Robert McWade, Ru
dolph Aronson, A. H. Canby, Horace i
McVicker, G. Holbrook Curtis, Tom i
Karl, E. E. Rice, George C. Boniface, !
Agnes Booth, E. H. Sothern, F. F, ;
Proctor and many others. The r«- \
mains of Mr. Abbey will be buried in '
the grave of his first wife at North- !
ampton, Mass., to which place they j
were taken today
VOTEfIS flflE ALIVE
THE REGISTRATION YESTERDAY,
TAKEN IN FOUR WARDS, WAS
TOTAL FOR THE TWO DAYS
IS ALMOST AS HEAVY AS THE EN,
TIRE REGISTRTION LAST
SEVENTH WARD IS A SURPRISE.
There Are Already 2,425 Piopl*
Qualified to Vote as Against 2,371
tor Last Spring.
There's no mistaking the fact that
the people are alive to the necessity of
voting this fall. A week ago, on the
first day of registration, more voters
placed their names on the polling lists
than ever before on the first day set
apart for' that duty in any previous
campaign. Yesterday, though the day
was cold and the weather threatening,
the record for the second day's regis
tration was broken. In every instance
noted in the wnrds where an investi
gation was made, the registration ex
ceeds that of the first day this fall.
The total for the two days is almost
as great as the total registration last
spring. In one instance the total for
the two days exceeds the total of two
years ago when state issues were In
volved. Everything points tc the larg
est registration in the history of the
But four wards were selected for the
purpose of comparison, and in but a
single instance are the returns for
yesterday estimated. The figures are
absolutely correct and show that in
the strong Democratic wards, as well
as in the Republican strongholds, that
voters are greatly interested in the
campaign. In the Fourth ward 300
more voters registered than on the first
day. But 10 per cent cf the voters are
yet to be heard from, if the figures of
last spring are taken for the purposes
of comparison. In 1894 there were regis
tered in the ward 3,105 persons. That
total will no doubt be reached on Sat
urday next— the last day for registra
The Fifth ward, too, returns more
names yesterday than a week ago. and
the total for the two days is within
600 of last spring. Two years ago the
total registration was 3,290. That fig
ure will be exceeded on Saturday. The
laboring vote is heavy in the ward and
is seldom fully brought out before the
last day. In the Sixth ward the story
is the same — more voters registered
yesterday than a week previous. Com
pared with the figures of the spring
election a little more than 10 per cent
of the vote is still to be brought out.
In the fall of 1594 the total regiatra
tinon was 3,150. Mayor Doran and his
people may be expected to exceed the
latter figure this year.
The Seventh is a surprise, even to
the inhabitants thereof. All records are
broken up here. The registration of yes
terday not only exceeds that of the
first day, but the total for two days ex
ceeds the grand total for last sprrfig,
and the grand total for 1894, when but
2,412 persons were registered. And still
there is one day for registration left.
The Seventh will poll a tremendoua
vote this fall— about 2,800, if the can
vassers who have been over the ward
know what they are talking about.
Following are the interesting figures:
Total for Total
_ , the Two Last
Precincts. Yesterday. Days. Spring
First 84 195 237
Second 80 177 20E
Third 72 152 IS?
Fourth 57 111 182
Fifth 83 164 193
Sixth 148 300 332
Seventh 160 3(50 344
Eighth 120 25H 263
Ninth 90 188 165
Tenth 65 141 126
Eleventh 83 214 24$
Twelfth 80 185 22J
Totals 1,122 2,433 2,704
Total for Total
the Two Last
Precincts. Yesterday. Days. Spring
First 53 133 17S
Second 91 183 29t
Third 53 134 153
Fourth 80 184 204
Fifth 74 162 196
Sixth 130 231 29C
Seventh 65 175 196
Eighth 95 229 302
Ninth 128 211 195
Tenth 39 79 97
Eleventh ". 45 90 157
Twelfth 98 191 273
Thirteenth 99 \~O 264
Fourteenth 80 143 20C
Totals 1,130 2,334 2,930
Total for Total
the Two Last
Precincts. Yesterday. Days. Spring
First 53 134 175
Second 114 233 245
Third 117 . 228 2&7
Fourth 68 153 200
Fifth 20 44 52
Sixth 106 177 120
Seventh 99 209 233
Eighth 81 185 237
Ninth 113 246 260
Tenth *97 187 254
Eleventh 92 203 217
Twelfth 49 109 127
Thirteenth 114 226 248
Totals 1,123 2,333 2,665
Total for Total
the Two Last
Precincts. Yesterday. Days. Spring
First 175 375 356
Second 150 360 372
Third 122 284 254
Fourth .... 165 361 317
Fifth 100 265 280
Sixth 118 271 272
Seventh 110 252 ' 303
Eighth 30 90 88
Ninth 50 137 130
Totals 1,020 2,425 2,317
Next Saturday will be the final day for
OFF DAY AT CANTON.
CANTON, Oct. 20.— Two delegations
were announced to visit Maj. McKinley
today, one from Cleveland and one
from an Eastern district of West Vir
ginia, and a Western district of Mary
land. Both have been postponed, the
Cleveland delegation to come tomor
row and the Maryland delegation to
come Oct. 27. Among the callers at
the McKinley home today was J. Madi
son Vance, a colored man of New Or
leans, who made a most eloquent ad
dress at the St. Louis convention
onding the nomination of Maj. McKin
ley. H« was accompanied by Mr.
Meyers anid .W. Anderson, pri
vate secretary to. the treasurer of New
Tork. nSt<jb'-'.'Pz Teenook, ex-membet
MassachusSfl^ti legislature, called 1*
pay his r©estK*ctß.