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Crowd Moved to Loud Applause
as Veterans March Past
Sari Shines Brightly for Proces
sion, but Rain Mars Succeed
ing Memorial Day
president Taft reviewed the annual
jjeaorial Day parade of the Grand
Army' of the Republic yesterday at the
Soldiers and Sailors* Monument, on
pjrerEide Drive, Five thousand or more
ago. Untied States regular troops,
r^ted States sailors and marines and
j-ational guardsmen of the state, passed
by jauntily as the advance escort of the
" veterans before the line was broken.
And then it seemed as if the parade
«*f over, because for a little more than
•fa minutes there was no column of
juarchers in sight to the south along
tif drive. At last, however, there came
* clattering of hoofs and a wiry little
pony bore a flourishing figure swiftly
♦ovard the reviewing stand. !
The crowd saluted the dashing rider
with cheers, most of them yelling "Buf
falo Bill'" «rid as he passed the stand ;
«Ith * sweeping bow the President
doffed his hat and smilingly greeted him
with a hearty welcome. It was Captain
•Jack' Crawford, scouting ahead of the
Grand Army men, as he had done in
wartime. V >~s
There was another pause, and march
fcU slowly the first companies of the
veterans presently reached the Presi
dent. Then the real applause of the
crowd broke forth. There had been
cheers and handclapping for the regu
lars and for the spick and span na
tional guardsmen, but the tribute of the
spectators came in full force when the
talfscore comrades of John A. Dix
Port led the fourteen hundred and fifty
veterans past the stand.
Airs Recall War Times.
The music, too, showed the change in
the personnel f the marchers. With
the regulars and guardsmen it had been
popular and modern marching airs, but
the Lands That accompanied the Grand
Army veterans went back to war time
lor their music. "Marching Through
Georgia" was a favorite and "The Battle
Kymn of the Republic" a close second.
Following most Of the- Grand Army
l*.it companies came a group of young
er men. and in one or two instances a
company of young women, who carried
the tie of associate members. Sons
and daughters of the veterans they were
for the most part, and their numbers
helped to fill out the veterans", MSMffk
<"-f ilie'^pai^eT' 1 --" ■.-■■■•■■■..
able thinness of the ranks of those who
fought in the Civil War. j *
Th* Veteran Zouave Color Guard and
the lid Duryea Zouaves attracted, the
dosest attention from the crowd, and
lac old men in their red bloomer trou
sers made a striking picture.
Farragut Post of the G. a. R-, with
its two lines of eleven men each, led
by Commander John McGann. swung'by
isith thf-ir arms locked like sailors. Th
looked to be the youngest company of
the veterans' section of the parade. Two
u r the comrades carried an immense
Teath which had been sent to them
from the Farragut School in St. Louis.
bought with the one cent contributions
of l,r«<Kj school children, to be placed on
the famous admiral's grave, in Wood
lav.-n Cemetery.
Flag of a Famous Army Corps.
William McKinJey Post, detailed to the
reviewing stand, carried a six-pointed
Wue star mi a white background, and one
of the v«=tprans explained that it was the
Has of tht Eighth Army Corps, in which
Presidents McKinley, Harrison. Garfield
and Hayes had served. General Lew
Wallace and General John A. Dix com
manded the Eighth at different periods
of the war. and General "Phil" Sheridan
*-ork*d with the Eighth at another time.
The sth New York Heavy Artillery, re
cruited in New York and Brooklyn, was
a part of the Eighth Corps and served in
the rsfijrhborhood of Harper's Ferry until
Peace was declared.
Bringing up the rear of the Grand
Am v section came three companies of
i&ZTQ veterans, preceded by the James S.
Wadsvorth Post in carriages. With
.Conimand^r Thomas Hamilton rode Mrs.
Kady Burn-:!, said to be the only woman
»err.b«>r of the G. A. R. She went to the
front with th« Rhode Island Heavy Ar
tillery, serving as a regimental nurse in
j*!*p. and is now the custodian of the
Jum* Mansion.
Th* United Spanish War Veterans fol
1"»«-d1 "»«-d the Grand Army, and after them,
tho division of cadets of various
*chooi institutions, came the Army and
Savy Union.
Close to fifteen hundred veterans of
*& Civil War reported to Grand Marshal
E. Dewey. at 72d street and
Broadway, at 9 o'clock, and every one of
I**™ finish*^ the walk from there to
*1« street and Riverside Drive, where
k- rara.J* disbanded at noon.
Th «: Old Guard escorted President Taft
tfv •a* stand and the Veteran Corps of
Artillery acted as his special guard of
w«or during tb* parade.
the President in the reviewing
tety were two major generals who took
!?*jt i' the great review of the Union
I*** la Washington directly after peace
J^Wn declared. They were General
- E- Sickles and General Julius H.
r-ncralr -ncral Anson G. McCook. General
Porter. General John T. Lock
gja. General Thomas H. llu bbard, Gen-
' ;f *l -Nicholas W. Day and General Wal
jSj Howe, now the ranking officer of
*'" BMM of the East, on Govern
'r3 inland, were with tJser President, and
jgOaj aa rwota of the G. a. R. | n the
an 3| an 3 *~rr- Congressmen J. Van V echten
• J:<*u, William B. Bennet arid William
f 6t« 2tT Kanrj *' 1 | - K>enlg. Secretary of
■*jiti te Pf X«rw York; Henry Clews, Louis
l*"» -^____J^'»' l tinH^d on fourth i»a£*
■'• h.r r . A great blood maker.
%^^,i Je *«y £ Sons Co ISS Fulton St., K-T-
" *
To-day. how»r«
To-morrow. f«i r .
On resident's left is General George B. I.oinl and seated in front on extreme right is «iener:tl Daniel K. Sickles.
Lay on Launch's Bottom, Be
tween Two Men. as He Died.
Companions of Stricken Man
Felt His Body Stiffen as
Thunder Crashed.
Thirteen members of "The Jolly
Bunch," one of the social dubs that
abound on Che East Side, hired a launch
yesterday and went merrily up the Hud
son. Charles Herbert, of No. 130 Leroy
street, was one of them, and. because he
had relatives at Hasting?, they headed
for that village.
The launch went along all right until
it was off Dobbs Ferry at ." o'clock,
when a heavy squall, with thunder and
lightning, came up over the Palisades.
Some of the party wanted the skipper
to put into th« shore there, but Herbert
said they were all in for a wetting any
way, and to keep on for Hastings. He
and "Jack" Grout and "Bill" Nutly.
jLwo^othexs#«*f- lh « . party. lay., on the bot
tom of the launch, covered by a strip
of canvas, and the others sought what
shelter the craft afforded.
A moment before an unusually loud
peal of thunder Grout and Nutly felt a
peculiar stiffening of Herbert's body.
It seemed, to be rigid and heavy, and
they tore off the canvas to see what .was
wrong. They had felt a ticklish sensa
tion they couldn't account for.
They took Herbert's clothes off, and
some one found a black spot on th*
back of his neck, where his collar but
ton had pressed against his neck. On
the soles of his feet were many tiny
marks, set in order, as the nails In a
shoe are placed. The lightning, it
seemed, had snatched him from the
party as its prey, leaving untouched the
men on either side.
They pat into Hastings quickly and
called for doctors. But there was noth
ing t» be done, save to get Coroner lies
of WesT Cheater and take the body
away. The PBBt of the party, stunned,
came silently back to town by train.
The dead man was a clerk in an in
surant .ompany and liv^d with his pa
rents and a brother at No. 77 Morton
street. Yesterday the family moved to
No. 11'u Leroy street, and Herbert's
mother tried to get him to remain at
home and help them to get moved; but
he ignored her request and went instead
on the trip that resulted in his death.
And Gets Offerings of Cabbages
on the Shins.
[By THep-ai'b to The Tribune.',
Baltimore, May ».— FrM* Brown, jr..
son of the millionaire ex -Governor and.
Prominent in society and club circles, ap
peared in a new role this afternoon. To
win a wager he made his debut as an
actor, appearing as the butler in "Caste"
at the Auditorium Theatre. He won a
wine supper.
Browns friends had been apprised of
what was .oming off and assembled in
force. In the boxes were seated a num
ber of theatrical folk, who came pre
pared to give young Brown all that was
coming to him. and he got it.
When Robert Haines as the Hon.
George D'Alroy rang the bell to summon
his nrvaat. Brown, as -he butler, en
tered Th«» house was in an uproar im
• ..i- . Brown had scarcely spoken
when from one of the boxes in which
were seated Jean Kernan. son of the
manager of the theatre; Walter Mon
tague and Marie Fenton. a New York
vaudeville actress, there were thrown to
th«»tage three large heads of < abbage,
eac h propelled with unerring aim They
landed on the shins of the "a<-tor."
Waves Wash Up Tons of Frostfish and
Natives Reap a Harvest.
Tons of frostflsh being swept ashore with
the wav^s at Kockaway »MM* last night
furnish"! an unusual sight for the pleasure
Peking visitors, and even for the old fish
£m£ %l W W«< * * tly surprise,! »•*
r£Tfl«h flapping on the sand. *?***£
arj man m with the t.d, in the Sf&
months, and fishermen 'always believed un-
Til last ni*ht that the ft* ■«■ **»
«Lt^ in the summer But then, M m, fr*
Irm/n rid » " a - »** *° m*
~ Ve^'of' l^ stives M Rockaway
At head of 7th Regiment.
Hurled Against Pillar Under Ele
vated Station by Runaway.
As the result of a runaway Police Cap
tain Michael J. Xaughton the Kings
bridge station was severely injured yes
terday afternoon and is being treated at
his home, No. 1965 Washington avenue.
Th<> Bronx. The captain was driving a
gray marc, and just as he reached the
approach of the Harlem Ship Canal
bridge, at 221 st street and Broadway,
one of *he craft in the river started her
The marf sprang forward ?<> suddenly
that Captain Natighton was thrown
backward. The reins were jerked from
his hands as the horse bolted and he
was pitched over the side of the surrey.
T-?o managed to grasp the dashboard and
was carried over the bridge with his
legs dnngling between the body of the
surrey and the wheels.
Just under thr- el^vat«d station of the
subway, at 22Gth street, the surrey
crashed into ;i pillar and the captain
was hurled against it. He fell to the
pavement un<~'>ns< i«>us and with his head
a mass of contusions and lacerations.
Dr. Black, of the Fordham Hospital, re
moved him to his home. Th«» mare was
stopped at 230 th street and Broadway.
Heart Disease Kills Man After
He Rescued Auto Party.
|Ry Telpßrarh to Tii^ Tribune.]
Peabody. Mass.. May 30. — After hav
ing risked his life to save his wife and a
party of friends from death when their
Automobile became stalled in the path of
an electric car, and succeeding. Albert
H. Whidden. a prominent local business
man, dropped dead from heart disease
Hp was about to start up a steep hill
on Summer street. Danvers, when the
machine became stalled, and a moment
later a heavily loaded electric car ap
peared over the brow of thf hill, travel
ling at a rapid rate.
Realizing the danger. Whidfl^n jumped
from his machine, ran around and
cranked it up. and, climbing back, had
just time to get off the tracks as the car
l>assed. He retained his faculties until
the automobile was clear of the car. and
then dropped dead. The machine ran
into a fence by the roadside, but nobody
was injured.
Junior and Athlete Accused of
Cutting Off Girl's Hair.
Boston. May ■§.— -S'-vnrd <"hurchyard
Simons, of Pasadena. Cal.. a Junior at
Harvard College and a Crimson repre
sentative In the recent intercolkgiate
track meet at Philadelphia, was arrested
In South Boston late to-day, charged
with snipping off the braid of hair from
a young girl's h*ad.
' .Simons had been competing in a Me
morial Day track meet held by a local
society Miss Lillian M. Santangelo,
sixteen years old. made the complaint.
... ,i the student was arrested, charged
with assault and battery- He whs re
leased later on tail furnished by Har
vard students.
Tlendrlrk Hod* n 1*99 Robt. Fulton 1507—
Gl.'n curius 1510 -the Day Line every • Kday.
— Ad\t.
Maclriz's Forces Repulsed and
200 Prisoners Taken.
Custom House Removed to Blue
fields — American Gunboat
Clears for Action.
Bluefields, Nicaragua, May HO.—Gen
eral Lara, commander of the Madriz
forces, again attacked General Estrada's
positions yesterday. About 3 o'clock in
the morning he began an assault on Es
trada's left flank with five hundred men.
but after hard fighting, in which many
were killed and wounded, the Madriz
troops were forced to retire. Estrada's
losses were light.
About the same time an assault was
begun on the extreme south flank, but
this. too. failed, there being further
heavy losses to* Lara's men. Estrada
succeeded in capturing a large number
of prisoners, who report that General
Lara is convinced that it will be impos
sible to take the intrenchments of the
The port of Bluefields has bepn offi
cially changed by the provisional gov
ernment from the bluff to a point three
miles up tiie Eseondido River, and the
custom house has been officially re
moved to the city of Bluefields. The.
representatives of Madriz. however, who
now hold the bluff, claim the right to
stop all vessels going in and out of the
harbor for the purpose of collecting
duties. This has complicated the situa
tion, and it is understood that a ruling
of the State Department of the Ameri
can government, regarding to whom du
ties shall be paid, is awaited.
The Madriz steamer Venus has not
been permitted to bombard the trenches
back of Bluefields. Thfs would ha"c
made firing over the city necessary, and
following the order to prevent such ac
tion by the commander of »he United
States ship Pudacah, the American gun
boat prepared for action, although the
necessity for this did not arise.
A force of I'nited States marines is
expected to arrive h°re soon, and as
the sitpation is critical their presence
if- greatly needed. There are rumors
current that the Bluff was lost to Es
trada through treachery, and the taking
of this strong position by the Madriz
forces has materially lessened Estrada's
chances of success.
Washington. May SO. — Severe fighting
between the troops of President Madriz
and those of Estrada occurred early this
morning near Biueflelds, according to a
message from United States Consul Mof
fat there. Two hundred prisoners were
taken by the Estrada troops.
Consul M offal's dispatch was sent
from Bluefields at 6 a. in. It said that
the government troops which for several
weeks have been before Biueflelds. to the
westward, again began their attacking
operations «-^rly tO-4
' The forces attacking the city were
under General Lara, who, Mr. Moffat
said, in the last few days had repeatedly
;iitai krd the revolutionary forces of
Qefteral Estrada, but had been repulsed
fi ,< ii time The govertraeni troops in
Continued <>n fourth na(t«-
J,an<lm;u'ks of histnrv on famed Hudcon
„ • .. frora decks of Day Line steamers.
- Au v t.
Ex-President and Senator Have
a Long Conversation.
Dinner at Lord Charles Beres
ford's — Notable Guests at
R. G. S. Luncheon.
London. May 30— Ex- President Roose
velt had an opportunity to-day to hear
something of affairs in the United
States. By appointment he met Senator
Elihu Root, who is passing through
London on his way to The Hague. Mr.
Roosevelt and his former Secretary of
State had a long talk at Ambassador
Reid's residence. Dorchester House.
Asked later what interesting subject
kept them together for so long a time,
Mr. Roosevelt laughingly replied: "This
is one of the cases in which I must ob
serve my usual reticence."
On his arrival in Europe Mr. Roosevelt
wrote to Senator Root, asking the Sen
ator tc meet him. Acceptance of this
invitation came last night by wireless
from the steamer Lapland, on which Mr.
Root was travelling.
Mr. Roosevelt made a call early this
evening on Mrs. Humphry Ward, with
whom he took tea. He dined with Lord
Charles Beresford. whose guests in
cluded many prominent members of the
Unionist party. Ambassador Reid also
was present, as were Admiral Sir Ed- j
ward Hobart Seymour. Admiral Sir
Gerard Henry Noel, Vice- Admiral Sir"!
Hedworth Lambton. Lord Roberts. Lord
Alverstone and Lord Rothschild.
The Royal Geographical Society enter
tained Mr. Roosevelt and several other
distinguished persons at luncheon t'>
day. Among those invited to meet the
former President were Lord Kitchener.
Commander Robert E. Peary, Lord Cur
zon. Lord Stratheona. High Commis- j
sioner of Canada; Sir Harry H. John
ston, Sir Francis Younghusband, "Fred
erick C. Selous. the hunter and natural- !
ist, and lan Buxton.
Later in the afternoon Sir George and
Lady Reid gave a reception for Mr. and
Mrs. Roosevelt at the Ritz Hotel. In
the party were many persons prominent
in diplomacy, politics, the arts and so
ciefy. ''. \ '. '■ : '
Six-Year-Old Boy Pours Car
bolic Acid Down Infant's Throat.
Bridgeport. Conn. May 30. — Bring th»
absence of his mother late to-day. Harry
Silvikas, six years old. forced the con
tents of an ounce bottle of carbolic acid
down the throat of his ten-months-old
haby brother, who died within an hour
Storm on October Mountain Blows
.'■', Down Telephone Wire.
.' [By Tf»!«-cra. li to The Tribune.]
Lenox. Mass.. May 30.— Mr. and Mr-
Charles Caty Rumsey are isolated on, O
ctober Mountain, where they are spending
their honeymoon. .The telephone wire was
blown down this afternoon in an electrical .
storm, and it was. impossible to-algal to
reach, "even the lower- outskirts" of October
Mountain' by telephone i
"The mountain roads ore* badly washed
away by ; tin- heavy rains' which fell all
the Bftervooa
nr .T/-ii; ONI! ( 'I?YT Id City of New Tork. .f*r«*y City and Hob«fc«.
* IK Itii Ui> Sli VyfciiN 1 % " ELSEWHERE TWO CE>TS.
Heavy Snowfall Accompanies
Untimely Storm.
Calumet. Mich.. May 3ft loam Su
perior and the surrounding country are
in the grip of a fierce blizzard to-nisht.
with high northeast winds and a heavy
snow. All boats are seeking ports of
refuge from the gale. A heavy sea is
running along the southern coast. N*«
boats are reported within reach of the
wireless Wire ana train service are
practically demoralized.
Strikes Vassar College Library
and Partly Wrecks a Dwelling.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Poughkeepsie. X. V.. May 30.—Light
ning played queer pranks in N. S.
Groups's * house here this morning. It
tore off part of the chimney.. went down
the flue, knocking stove pipes out of the
chimney as it proceeded; tore pictures
from the walls, filled ' the rooms with
soot and then, after entering the cellar
and melting a gas pipe joint, ignited the
eras. Mr Groups's daughter was not in
her room when the bolt struck, but her
room was wrecked.
The corner of the tower of th<> library
building at Vassar College was struck
this afternoon, the stones being shattered.
Rain damaged the books in the library,
but the building did not catch flr^.
Inner Tube Under Inflation
Strikes Victim in Face.
Chester. P«=nn., May 3<">. —Frank D.
Marshall, forty-five years old. was killed
at his home in Marcus Hook to-day by
the explosion of an automobile tir*»
which his brother-in-law. Charles Guyer.
chief clerk of the dv Pont Powder Com
pany of Wilmington, was inflating. The
inner tube struck Marshall across th-?
face, cutting him so severely that he
died soon after his removal to the Ches
ter Hospital. His wife was a witness *o
the accident.
Edward McVickar Taken 111 on
Way to Home Here.
rßy Telpjrraph to Th» Tribune]
Babylon, Long Island, May 30.—Ed
ward McVickar, president of th-
Vickar Company, real estate brokers,
with the main office at No. 20ft Broad
way, New York City, and branch offices
in various parts of the city, and a home
at No. 142 East 56th street. Manhat
tan, died to-night on the country road
in the western portion of this village.
He was on his way into the city in his
touring car with his wife and Julius
Speyers, his brother-in-law.
The party dined at the country home
of J L. Schraeder, in West Islip. and
started for the city shortly after 8 o'clock.
Mr. McVickar was driving the car. and
wh»n in front of the villa occupied by
John A. F'owers he halted the car and
complained of being ill.
A telephone message from' the Powers
home brought Dr.* Harold E. Hewlett and
Dr. Wynekoop to the" scene./ Dr. Ma
loney. '' Brooklyn, who was passing,
.halted "his car. and the three physicians
worked over; the man. He. was said to
be suffering from acute indigestion. So
critical was his condition that no at
tempt was made, to remove him to the
Powers' home. He died In less than an
hour after the attack.
Flying Machine may give good view of
Hudson River, but Day Line ■ is better
ed vt
Picked Up as Tramp in New
Britain. He Joyfully Sleeps
in Police Station.
Heir to Millions, He Slept in 15-
Cent Lodging House and Wa3
Chased from Barn by
[By T>l««*raph to The TMOOOH]
New Britain, Conn.. May 30.— EdwiS
Gould, jr.. the sixteen-year-old son of
Edwin Gould, of Ardsley-on-the-Hud
son. and grandson of the late Jay Gould,
wits found on the street here early this
morning and taken to the police station.
where he enjoyed his first good night" 9
rest and his first square meal in the
sixty hours that had elapsed since he
ran away from the Pomfret School at
Pomfret Centre, on Friday afternoon.
He covered the fifty miles between Pom
fret Centre and this city on foot.
Accompanied by George Campbell, Mr.
Gould's secretary, young Gould left here
for New Haven to-night, and win be
taken back to school to-morrow. The
boy said to-night that it would be very
nice to get back to his school once more.
Mr. Campbell said that the boy had
been in the habit of taking long 1 walks,
and that this was the first time he had
been troubled with lame or blistered
feet. *
Th<=> younic man had only seventy
cents whpn he started from the school in
he was placed three months ago
to prepare for Harvard. When he ar
here that sum had dwindled to
nothinsr. he was footsore, hungry and
weary, didn't know where he was and
less. He was wandering aimlessly
about when officer Patrick Quirk tapped
him on the shoulder ajkJ said that
tramps were not allowed ad large in
New Britain.
Gets a Place to Sleeo.
That alarmed Gould and he uroteste«f
that he wa3 no tramp, but the heir to
a portion of the millions left by Jay
Gould. Quirk m skeptical and insisted
Sixteen-year-old son of Edwin Gould and
prandson of the late Jay Gould, who.
ran away from school. .
that the "tramp" accompany him to the
station, which he was entirely willing '<•
do. as it at least solved the problem of
where he should spend the night. At
the station Quirk's prisoner had little
difficulty in establishing his identity.
and instead of being thrust s;ip;.er :
into a dingy nil he got the best bed in*
the house after he had washed the stairt3
of travel from himself and eaten every
thing that the hospitable police brought
in to him.
After a long sleep and another session
at the festive board Gould ••■ willing
to tell why he left Pomfret Centre, ami
what had happened to him since he car- ;
ried out that purpose.
"I left Pomfret last Friday afternoon
at about 3 o'clock, determined to get
back to New York and go home to my
parents." he said. "I've been in that
sleepy little town for three months. an<i
I can't stand it any longer. I'd been
going it a bit too hard in New York ami \
the folks thought they'd put me in some
quiet little town at a school where they
would keep me down.
"My folks were coming up to see me
over Sunday, but they wrote that they
would not be able to come for a couplo
of weeks. That made me so homesick
and disgusted that I made up my mind
that I would not stay there any longer.
so I struck out for home.
No Money for Railroad Fare.
"I h-d to walk because I didn't have
money enough to pay my fare. I got 83
far as Willimantic the first night, but
couldn't get Into any place to sleep. I
dozed in the railroad station until they
closed it and then I wandered around ;
the place. Saturday I got as far as
Hartford and went to a 13-cent lodging
"Yesterday I walked to this village.
My feet were so sore that I couldn't
make much time. I went into a barn
in the edge of the village last night to
pal some rest, but the fanner found me
and turned me out. I was about all In
when the officer found me and brought ■
me here.
"This is the worst experience I've ever
had. and if I ever get back home I
think I'll know enough to behave myself
and stay there."
• Meanwhile the police had communi
cated with Ponr«fret School and had
learned that Mr. Gould had been there
in his automobile early this morning. but
had left to continue the search which ha
had been making: since Saturday morn-
Ing. when he was told that his son had
disappeared from the school. He left
word there that he could be reach?*!
either at Hartford or New Haven and
the police here sent word to both ctttes.
Leniency of Grandmothers.
When Gould learned 'that he imrm>
diatcly asked the police to tell his grand. -

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