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H li jj THE SUN, TUESDAY, JUflK 1 1S97. .. ' If
m : t tell apart forty feet from the crossing, and th It train rolled on an eighth of a mile f arthor. '"' A scene of almost Indescribable horror was Y S, left behind, There were mangled bodies on , t either tide of the track, and on either side as far jf h oft as the wood, thirty feet away, were men and M & women struggling frantically to retrain their feet, MS B screaming and shrieking, throwing- themselves my" s abont,thcir faces bloodstained and horror strlck- h en.Hwasailghlthatuotonoofthoflftyorahun-' Hi'' f dred persons who saw it could describe. Many i I of the eyowltnessoa of the accident were soar- j S footed thnt thoy Jumuod on their .wheels and I role away, not knowing what thoy "were doing. 1 E Tho van cirlvor who had ttlod to warn the coach J 8 whipped up and ran away as hard as ho could. lit 5 Thoso who remained could only standi and gape. !l 'Xhoy wore shocked to the point of helplessness. I TUG FIIIHT TO IIKL1'. f It was three or four minutes nftor the crash before nny 0110 who bad his sense about lilm or- R rlvod nt tho place. Tho Unit man was Moid L Abratns, who has a hotel not 300) arils from tho ft spotwbero tho accident occurred. Ho did not 1 nco It, hut ho hoard the noise and heard tho screams that followed, nnd ran out Into tho i rond. Tlio train hnd passed, the couch was no- I where to ho seen. Ho saw the hordes dashing on I vip tho road and the bicyclists running off, and i' i ho ran toward the trnck. Iinmudlntoly behind ' lilm enmo Dr. R.O. Aver of Lynbrook. " , Tho doctor was out rldlntr with hU wife. Ho .1 f had notliod tho gnyly-dockod conch ahead of J him. but hail turned his head lieforo It arrived j i nttho erossliiif. Ho did not rce the collision, t bnthohenrd tbenolso of the spllntorlng wood nnd tho shrieks of tho people. ... , , Theso two men say that when thoy arrived at I the crossing thoro w oro half a doien women from v thirty to llFtrfoet awny In the gutters wringing I v L their hands and scrcamlnir. Thoro w ere a doiun 1 others trying either to get to their feet or to f ; crawl into the wood, unconscious of what they it- were doing. . ... I I Thlrtvfeot from tho crossing lay ono of tho i If Bayly decorated whcols of tho coach, and across I f It tho frightfully manglod. body of n joiing I woman. 8ho was lying faco downward, tho back ':- other head was crushed In and her clothtnir was i t i torn from her. Just be) ond, half down tho em- J V I hankment, there wns tho body of a young man. . f It looked broken to pieces. , ... I On the other sido of tho track, a few feet j L npart,wero tho bodies of two other men. They f wcro worso mangled than tho Hrst. The greater E part of the coach was llng to the left of tho 1 1 , track. Tho front wheels wcro to the right, and . one of theso w heels rested In tho small of tho f, back of another prostrato man. b HACK COMES TUB TRAIN. 1 The train hnd stopped when thosoinenrcaohed K tho sceno and was backing up. It was crowded v vlth passengers. Every window In overy oar wns B raised and heads wcro sticking out. The train crow, except tho engineer and fireman, had left fi, tho train nnd wcro running back toward the ? scono of tho wreck. , , 't Dr. A J or rnn to tho nearest telophono nnd P called to tho Central tlilUo to send every doctor 8 who could be got hold of In tho country round, and ho himself rushed back to tho f crossing. Ho helped to roll tho whoel oft tho fj back of ono man. nnd this man shrieked out that gv he wanted to die and begged them to kill lilm. , By this (lino tho bicyclists who had not run ' nvvny recovered their senses, and everybody In i Bight rushed in to assist in caring for the i wounded. Those w ho could stand w cro led to . Abrams's Hotel. ' The train backed clear to tho crossing, nnd two cars wcro cleared for tho reception of tho wound ed, who. the doctor Bald, must bo taken direct to t, hospitals tho moment they had been attended tp ? Tlio engineer. Joo Colligan. was pale and J- ' most nerveless from tho shock. Ho went with his tlremau to tho front of tho englno and lifted off tho blood-emoared front of tho coach, which had lodgod there and tore down tho headlight of tho englno, whiih had been wrecked, and T which hud on it remnants of tho drosses of sorao of tho w omen w ho had been on tho coach. Doctors wore not Blow to respond to tho call that Dr. Aver had sent out. nnd thero wcro a : dozen on tlio ground within half un hour after - tho accident happened. Thoy nil helped in ,, caringfor tho wounded, nnn they all had their hands full, for of tho twenty-four who made I up the party on tho coach, but three had escaped i. unhurt. They were Kenncy. tho driver's help- . er, who Jumped, nnd Thomas 11. Wyatt of 214 J. Hancock street nnd Harry S. Lewis of 1081-j '' DeKnlbavcnut. who wereof thoparty. Finally half a dozen of tho most seriously wounded i w ore put aboard tho train. Just as tho train was about to start one other ( man died and his body was lifted off and left i I with the others. Then tho train pulled out for ; I Brooklyn. Tho foregoing Is tho story of tho n wreck Itself as it was told afterward by thoso K who saw It. Tho lists of those who lost their I-: lived and of those who wcro injured follow: Hf THE DEAD. I c Bkrtscu, Mlsi Dora. 20 years, 2BU Stuyvetsnt H h ATcnue. ' ff onxnairr, Wiun, 21 yosrs, 238 Itutledge street. P Lewis, MUxauavr W.. 21 years, l,083a Ie Kalb H 'St'- aTenue. SB , PAsnur, Ozosor, 20 years. 2 naly street. r ' ItoBtars, Ucsua J., 8 years, 61 la Monroe street. S i TltE ISJCRKD. Klv andrcs. tin. Kr.WALL P . 2.1 years. 034 Macon street. Km tight foot Injured ; at St. John's Hospital. m IIabxfs. ari U . 22 yea, 2ft7 StujTesant arenue, Kr allibt Injuries to tbo beau. 'Is' Basses, Lawbisce K Jr , 19 rears. 237 Btayresant ili arenue. fracture of the base of the skull ; at St. John's f,f Hospital. Ml Datu, nirmnD II., 18 years, 404 Throop arenue, B S scalp wound. ; Uabticii. Mhs EMMA, 24 years. 2S0 Stuyreaant are- H Hue, right leg fractured; at M. John's nospltal. I. Bll.KER.MHstli-ii.lH years, UlBa Lafajette are H & xiue. contusions on back and shoulders I s I)e IIcdts, Mlis Florfick. 20 years, 8S1 Greece its B I iiue, comround fracture of the right leg. 5 . Oibsoi. MIm Bzssiz. 1 a years, at Lafayette are- 1 nue. slinht Injuries on the head 7 Oribhh. IUeiiAED. driver's helper; bead Injured. f Hzs. lllH MAtuni S. 17. Ola Van Uuren street, . b- slight cuts on head and arm Y Lewis, Jonx L . 17, HHU Oreens arenne, slight in B. . jurleson ths bead; at&t John's Hospital. , ;. Mccormick. IIexbv, Urtrer. 34 Yean. 1H71 Dean t street, fracture or the skull and Internal Injuries; at H v, t Emergency Hospital. ' I Pashlsv.MIis Ella. 18 years, 824 Halsty street, t I I rlls fractured and head cut. m i- htevart. 311sa Clada L . 19 years. 304 Macon street, . trliiletraturj of the skull, at bt.Jobn'a Hospital; K; Jjj cannotnOv)rr. fH STiLUiAk, MUs Kav. 20 years, 80 Greens avenue, f (1 . right foot and band slightly Injured. El , WkXLUROcK, Waltek W , 22 wars. n06 Qulncy f ft street legs and anus fractured, at ht. John's Hospital. B k Tho others who wcro on the coach, and who r escaped uninjured, were: B K Kuncr, Edward, the driver's helper; Jumped from Hi C the box. K i. Lr.wH, IIabrt S , brotber of W. W. Lewis, 1081 j , iti D Kain avenue, L $ WrATT, Thomas 11,214 Hancock street. H g Sir. Wyntt told The Sex reporter tho only co- ' fi hcrent story of tho rldoand nccldcnt that was V h told by any of thepurty. Hero It is: I I THOMAS II. WVATT'B HTDIIV. H, ft I "Tho party was mado up wholly by young h i gion who wero members of tho Alpha Delta r" Thctn, a sort of a pleasure ilub organized In the j Urecno Avonuo llaptlst Church, most of tho , '. fellows in tho society being members of tho L church. Winslow W. Lewis was I'resl- , dent, nnd through tho winter wn hnd -' - dances once n month. Tho excursion to-day was '- meant to bo a tort of nwlnd-up for tho season. -" Ijiiirento 1 lames arrunged it. Ho wns VIcc H;K 'resident nf the soviet) andwnH Chalnnun of H'S tbecommilteo that had chnrgoof tho arrange H, I rncnts. Tho other members of that committee BJ. , were Gcorgo I'ushley, who Is deail, and Walter jf Willbrok, who is said to lied) lng, H "We had no erv dclinito plans about tho J i lark. The idea was to got ugnod big coach. In- j Tito soinu girls, nnd drlo out tho old Merrick H f road lHond Valley tjtrcam soniowharo and J . stop when wo enme to a good bit of woods and j- thero huvolunUi, which wo hud brought along with us. Wo intouded to stay thcto until ) s toward evening and thou drito home, t' mr ' "Tho original plan wns to moot at Humor's Hi ?v' I house In Stuycsant street nt 1) o'ilok nnd get J : I nn early start. All that were going on the MB" coach woro there nt that time. Three of tho fel- H'; I lows wcro tofollowusonblcjcjes, l'aulnnd Her- j'H I bertHocro, tho BccrcUry and Treasurer of tho j;K club and Herbert Talor, tho auditor. For a H9m longtlmowo didn't know whether to go. At y," the starting time it wuh ruining, and thero HJ.Ij seemed little prospect of Itsilcnrliig, but at 11 i'M o'clock wo decided to try it uiiwuy, and wo 1 . sjtartol. I'll "M told. Including tho thrco drivers, there J. B ' 'were twent-four in tho tonrh. I was on tho J;Q second scat on tlio left, with Miss Itulmer beside Bi 1 tno.On thefrontseatweretliodrherundhlBtwo ,II . assistants. Hack of mo wcro Mr. Hates and Miss Fu Tllloy Honn on tho left of tlio scat, and John mtt-U ImwIs on the right with Miss llesslo (Jlli I (j son. Directly behind Hum wnH Harry 'U Jxjwls. Ho was riding with his back to rD the horses. Wellhrock. liurinoo llarnts, t.i) and I.'allo Itoberts wero on Inii of tho f, 11 ' coach also. I think tlie rest wcroliiHldo, Miibu Jill I'm wron- about tho )osltionH, but unv- i U '"'Ti there wero six seats on top and time I (J inside. Ilesidcs the bugler wo hnd plenty Jl II of notte, for nil tho party wcro united Zlft with llsh horns, and wo kept tho horns iU and my buglo going ull the time. Wo were in y II especially goods spirits, for the i louds hud gone iilll away and the sun wns bhlulng, and although it f K was muddy we didn't mind Hint, nndthnuglit f II ,. vo were going to haveagood tlmonfternll. Hj'l ,.' IlLAMKa THE ItAIl.UOAI) ONI.V. IB.i 'V "Nothing to Bpeak of hanpciiodnnlll Iho.iccl- H i j debt occurrtd, and I want to say right hern that fj f It was not tho fault of tho drh or or horses, but j! I ' solely of the railroad. It was about '.: o'clock, and wo were getting pretty hungry, fur it a 1 was a long time since we bad: had anything to f f i eat, nnd we decided to cross the railroad und f I stop in tho woods a couplo of hundred ynrds on f! the other side. JuBt as we wore nearlmr the ft, h track somoonu shouted out, laughing!), "Look f,, out for the tarsi" At that time our horses w cro fttl t. going at a slow trot. Jit ' "Tho road was such that wo could not see a t I i ,- train coming until wo wcro on tho track, for a Hi'j ' thick growth of troosand brush i out cult d the ( t-.L railroad from tho wagon road. Tho llrst two Sift ' teams bad got on tho track, and tho third tuuui f, H was on it when Harry Lewis si reamed: tj.fi "'Tho cars I Thu carsl Look out!' and ho J) ( jumped, ft I ' "I cun't toll exactly what happened then. I V'b looked up tho truck, und there, ft set med only a fit t hundred )urds nwuy.camoit train down on us Jf I at full spied. Thodiiver lashed tho horses lull J) 1 Vain attempt to get tho coach over, nut It wns JT1 too late. I remember screams, that's uU. Jl 1 ' "I couldn't have Jumped if t had wanted to. Jt j for I was on the elde nearest the train and would Jf! have Jumped into it. Besides. I didn't think of Jl L jumplis. I took bold oX Mlsa Uuluier's arm and , Jli i I j bbh ",f i'li' '""I"" ''." "J11111'2 li'LLJS. learned forward, instinctively pulling her with mo. Then came tho crash, ana I went through tho air bead first. I landod on my hands ant? feet on top of the driver, I think. "licforo I realised anything elso I realised that I was not hurt nnd I Jumped up nnd out of the wreck. For a rolnuto I could not think what had happened; I couldn't see anything, nnd then It all came to mo. Down the track was tho train gradually coming to a stou. On the track behind It was the, body of a man horribly mangled. It was Gilchrist, who, after he had been knocked oft tho coach, had been run over by the train. Tho remains of tho coach lay scattered about on either elde of the track, nnd thero wcro tho .bodies of the dead and of tho badly wounded lying In tlio wreck. Those who had not been injured so bsdlv wero beginning to got up. Tho girls wero too shocked toscroam. nnd thoro wcro only tho grouns of tho wounded to be board, IllUltl) NO WIIIBTLK. "As! sen It now, tho englno struck tho coach nt tho third scat, on which Dkk llntos sat. Wo heard no whistle until wo wcro on tho trnck and it was too lato. Then tho whistle screeched two times. I think, but tho englno had struck us al most beforo Its sound had stoppod. .. "Tho first thing I did was to send Harry Lowls tnthovlllago for u doctor. Two other joung fellows wcro on tho spot. They had boon sitting onafoncon hundrrd jards or so on tho other aide of tho track, nnd when wo passed them wo hnd waved otir hnndkerchlefs and blown our horns In response to their groetlng. Thoy camo running down and I sent them for doctors, also sonio bicyclists who hnppcned along. "The train rame to a stop two or threo hun dred yards from tho rond and then began to back slowly. Tho conductor wan tod to run nhead to tho station nnd telegrnph for aid, but I told him not to, nnd ho sent tho engine to call for ambulances and notify the police. " I had to take chargo of tho whole thing, bo causo I wns tho only man that was uninjured. Harry Lewis being only a boy. Ono of the first things I did was to send Dick Bates, whoso hoad was badlv cut, with tho girls who wore least injured to Abram's Hotel in tho village. Tho girls thnt went to the hotel wort) Miss Uulmer, Sllss Henn, Miss Stlllman. Miss de Uedts, nnd Jllss Pashloy. I think it was Miss do Iledts, whoso ankle wns sprained and who had to be carried. Tho rest of them were able to walk. Miss Psshley had been thrown against a trco or post nnd Boomed to bo suffering a great deal. Mychiof thought was to keep the wounded away from tho dead. Tho doctors hail come and wero at w ork with the badly woundod. TAKEN TO TWB IIOSriTAL. " Wo picked up the dead and laid them on the ground In tho woodi, nnd then, by making stretchors out of enr doors, wo carriod tho woundod into the ears and laid theni down. Tlio engine, whiih had gono for nld, re turned In about forty-flvo minutes, and we started for the city, leaving behind tho dond nnd thoso that h id gono to tho hotol. Tho con ductor at first wanted to tako us to Long Island City. Then ho said he would tako usnnywhero 1 wanted to go, and I told him to go to Bt. John s Hospital, at Atlantic and Albany avenues, at the Bldo of tho rutlway. When wo got there at tendants were waiting with stretchors, and tho woundod were taken Into the hospital. "Of tho accident Itsolf, except on one point, my recollection is a little hazy. That point Is that thero wns no warning whistle until the englno was on us. That I will Bwcnr to. Wo Were not going fast or recklessly, and had thero been a whlstlo tho drh ers. who wcro on the lookout, w-oulc have heard It, It we did not. How fast the train was going I don't know, but ns I remember seeing that englno nnd the two cars coming down on us the speed seemed to bo terrific" Mr. Wyatt was nearly unnerved while he told tho story. His fathor nnd mother sat close to him, ot orjoyed at his narrow escape, yet griev ing over the loss of those whom they had known well. Mr. Wyatt has In his possession a lot of Jowelry, Including somo watches, that had be longed to the Ictiras. HAI1UY H. LEWIS'S STOnV. Harry S. Lewis of 1081Hi De Knlb avenue, who escaped by Jumping from tho coach, related his experience thus: "I started with the party from the housoof Mr. Barnes. When wo got up on top of tjho coach I sat down with Mrs. Andrew Bond Well hrock on tho third soat. Wo stopped at Hprlngtleld for some soda water and lunch and took our places again as wo were before. As wo nearcd tho crossing I no ticed tho approaching train from my scat, which allowed me to look over tho hedge at tho side of the road. Tho coach was within about ten feet of tho track at the time and tho horsos woro going protty fast. 1 yelled loudly to the driver to throw- bis horses Into tho ditch, but tho noise mado by the horns which tho party wero blowing prevented him from hoarlng me. The train. I think, was within a block from the crossing. There seemed to bo no slims! of any kind from the au tomatic bell. As I yelled I Jumped 1 backward Just as the coach was struck. I landed unhurt. As I looked back I saw tho engine cut tho coach almost In two. 1 rushed up Immediately, and Wyatt. at the same time, camo up to assist me. He and I, after helping . with the wounded, secured a coach and broko tho news to tho families of the Injured." Misa btillman's uxonr. Miss Bay Stlllman, who was one of those In side the coach and who escaped comparatively unhurt, said last night: I was sitting beside Miss De Bcdts Inside the coach. Tho coach secmod to be riding very smoothly, and we wero all laughing and joking inside, when suddenly I heard sumo one shout loudly to the driver. I could not understand what ho said, but I knew it meant danger. As I turned nnd looked through the window the engine loomed up and seemed directly in front of un. I remember being struck and hurled violently for somo distance. When I re covered a little I heard Miss De Bedts calling to me. Phe was about twent)-tho feet away from me on the other side of tho track. Ire member I asked her if sho was hurt, and sho said something about her leg. but I lost con sciousness almost Immediately after that." I1ELIKF TRAINS 8ENT OUT. The first news of tho accident that left Valley Stream was about half an hour nfter It hap pened. The trntn nil this time had been waiting to receive tho injured that the doctors wero patching up. The pcoplo at Valley Stream station, a quarter of a mile away, had all loft tho station nnd rushed down to the scene, and tho telegraph olllco was for the tlmo being without an operator. When tho operator got back ho telegraphed to Ixing Island City, and was or dered from there to make up a relief train. Another train wns sent from Jamaica -a lth more doctors aboard: but tho regular truin was the relief train, nnd tho one that was niude up took aboard only tho bodies of tho dead. Tho railroad also notified Coroner Coombs at Inwood and asked him to get uround as qutckly ns possible. Ho started right over to valley Stream, and got there just ns tho President of tho railroad, Mr. 11. 1'. liuldwln, ar rhod In his special car attached to a regu lar train. Mr. Baldwin and tho Coroner liad a talk nnd then the bodies wero taken oor to Inwood, whero the Coroner complicated matters by taking c or) thing that ho could llndoutof tho pockets of tho clothing nnd putting It all in onopllo. which pile he didn't want to let an) body see. Tho Injured who wero not hurt badly enough to ho taken on tho train to HmoLljn sta)ed uround Abrams's Hotel, a here the doctors who were left attended them. Ono of theso injured ones was Itithurd Orlllln, a helper. Ho hud to be carried to the house, but ho recovered when begot there, und a moment afterwurd becamu temporarily Insane. While tho doctors woro at tending to others he left theplueo. That was the last seen of him there. Ho showed up after ward at the stables, WA1LNINCI 1IFIL. DIDN'T ItlNO. Before tho nrrltal of the train which brought President Baldwin from Long Island City 11 gangot workmen were engaged clearing away the wreckage, nnd it wns whilo they wore busy that tho crond that hail gathered liegnn to speculate ns to tho cause of the accident. Somo ono suggested that tho bell at the crossing couldn't uiiMi rung. It wasn't long uftcr this that the President's trnin camo along, and every person In the crowd watched tho warning board and listened for the bell, 'lhcro wasn't n sound. As tho train rolled by thero w us somo shouting nnd some hissing. After thu train was somo forty feet tho other side of tho crossing, when an) thing that might lnno been on thu crossing would hae been ground up, tho warning bell bogau to ring. T. W, l'carsall, a former deputy sheillf, who llus near thero, declared to tlio crowd that it hadn't rung for threo weeks. Ho was backed up by J, K. Johnson, the kennel odltor of Turf, 1'irld ami l'iirm. Mr. Johnson crossed tho track nbond of tho furni ture ans. Ho unlit the bell wasn't ringing then and thnt it luidn't been In good order for a year. There wero u doen others round who mudo thu sumo dec lnratlon. The bell Is supposed to ring when a train Is 'JCX yards from tho cros lug. Una man who Is connect! d with tho rail roud suld thul tho boll soiuotlmes started to ring and rung fur four or five hours at n stretch nnd then wouldn't ring again until the bell was wound up. There was only ono man who said tho engine didn't whlstlo licforo It re.icbcd tho crossing, His nnmu was Shaw, und he was working iuu Held near tho siiiiaof tho accident. A Mrs. Itrubcn bhaw, who wusdrilng along the road behind tho coach, said that tho wholo crowd on tho coach wero singing and shouting, and that whilo sho hoard thu whlstlo, they probably didn't, though It wns blown In umplo time, AT THK HObl'lTAL, Tim train wllli the wounded nlioard reached Brook!) 11 about l o'clock in lh ufternoon, Tho news of thu incident, hnd already been tele graphed tlu ro anil had got to t hu ears of friends of many of the co.icli purl J, For hours after Iho nrrlwil of tho train tlio sccnu about tho hospital wns pathetic Men and women wore walking up ami down tho corridor weeping and dciiiuuiiiiig news of friends, which nobody (ould glo tlsriii. Tho Itov. Dr. Woelfkln, pastor of tho llrccnoAvtnuo Baptist Church, was onu of the tlrst there, und he hud his bunds full tr)ing tu keep tho croud quiet. In the crowd there was un elder!) man, with gray hair and heard, who entered tho reception room und said to tho re porters: "Have ou heard an) thing about in) two duiiuhlursl Ihoy went out on tho tally-ho party, but I cannot learn au thing about them." He suld his namo was Mr. Bertseh und that ho lit ud at "AD btii)osant a untie. Ho was In formed that una of bis daughters. Kmma Bertseh, was in tho hospital, but was ouly slightly Injured. rWherB Is Dora I" he aikcd. At tho tlmo no one know, but flio minutes laterwordwas brought that one of the dead, a young woman who had up. to that time heen unldentlflea, was Dora Bertseh, Her father had disappeared from tho hospital, but called a half hour later. . . , ,. . ., "I want to know where Dora Is I" he said. Borne of the hospital authorities said he might learn something of Dora It he called tip the Cor oner at Valley Stream. ....... ... . "That moans," he said, "that my darllnc is Ho left the hospital with tears running down his checks. .. . . Mr. Lawrence K. Barnes called as soon ns 1 he heard that his two sons were Injnted. He waited in tho hospital for several hours before ho was nblo to learn the nnturo of tliolr Inlurles, Ho was told that his son, Law ronco K, Barnes, Jr., hnd a frncturo of tho skull, nnd that liU other son, Karl, wns well enough to go homo. Six of tho injured wore unuhlo to loavo the hospital Inst night. The surgeons said that Miss Clara U Stewart of '-'(HI Macon street, who had a triple fracture or tho skull, could not recover. "It will bo surprising," thoy Bald, "If sho re gains consciousness." . Winslow W. Lewis, ono of tho yonng men who was killed, was a cousin of Hnrry Lowls, one of tho young men who escaped without Injury. Lester Roberts of OllAMonroo Btroot, ono of those who wore killed, graduated this year from Stevens Institute, Hobokon. W. W. Wellbrock, whoso legs and .arms wero fractured, Ib a student In tho Long Island Col logo Hospital. A CHOWD AT THE CIIUHCn. ThestreetntGrocuo nnd Btuyvcsnnt avenues, which is near tho church and the pastor's home, w as Oiled with a crowd of over 'JOO persons last night. Thoso began to assemblo as soon as the first news of tho accident was received. A steady stream of rolatlvos and friends wont Into tbo pastor's houss to Inquire for their missing frlonds or relations. Tho crowd outside was composed largely of tho young pcoplo of the church who had been Inti mately acquainted with thoso who formed the party. Many of them wero hysterical, and now and then sobs could bo heard coming from dif ferent groups where some one was relating afresh tho details of the accident. The minister, whonovcr he came out of tho house, was besieged by tho waiting crowd for news. Ho told them all he know, but he was almost In hysterics himself, and could composo himself only with difficulty. From time to limo persons brought in reports that ouo of those se verely Injured wns dead, and tho nows quickly spread through the block. Mottof these reports wero erroneous. Whon somo one sold that Lawrence Barnes had dlod, a young girl broke from the crowd and rnn down tho block screaming hysterically. When she got to her residence her mother tried to qulot her. but she kept crying, "Ob. hes dead; he's deadl" She was finally carriod Into tho house In an exhausted condition. It was nonrly ll! o'clock before tho last per sons had disappeared from before tho church. tut. woklfkin's experience. Dr. Woolfkin said that tho young people wanted him to go with them on the tally-ho trip, but that as ho was nn cnthustastlo wheel man ho declined, but promised to meet tho party n Vnlloy Stream. "1 started ot 11 o'clock with a party of about forty young men and womon on wheels," he Bald to a Su.v reporter. " We lntonded to get to tho picnic grounds in time for dlnnor. When we wero about a mile from Valley Stream wo met seernl wheelmen, who told us a tally-ho had been smashed and several persons killed and all more or loss Injured. It made us sick at heart and Boverol of the young women fainted. There wero a number In our party who had brothers and sisters in the tally-bo party. We went to the nearest railroad depot and took the train back to Brooklyn." Just before dark last night the track hands In tho employ of tho Long Island Railroad Com pany succeeded in gathering togethorall that was left of tbe wreckage, and on the order of the railroad officials they eel tire to It and burned It up. OOINO TO FIX THE CROSSING HELL. Returning to New York at 8 o'clock, Tna Scn reporter was Informed at Jamaica that two workmon had just gone down on the 7:30 train to fix tho crossing bell that did not ring properly. The railroad man who furnished this informa tion also said that he was a great blend of Col llgnn's. and that Colllgan had said to him sev eral times that he never approached tho Mer rick road crossing but he felt like whistling for a mile before he reached the place; It was such a dangerous one. Coroner Coombs empanelled n Jury of nine men last night and they viewed the bodies of tho dead nt his undortuklng establishment. Tbe dato of tho Inquest has not been fixed. This Is the first serious railroad accident the Long Island Railroad Company has had since the one at Berlin three years ago this coming summer, when half n dozen nersons were killed and many more Injured. That train was com posed of open cars and was coming from Rocka way Beach lnte at night. There has been one other accident at the Mer rick road crossing whero this one was yester day. A year ago n man was struck and killed there. now THE DEAD WKRX IDENTIFIED. The body of George F. Pashley. Jr.. was quickly identified from papers in his pocket book, nnd thu body of Leslie J. Roberta was so badly mangled as to be unrecognizable. His name was found un tbo underdrawers. and tbe Identi fication was confirmed by a Dr. Marshall, who telephoned to the Coroner that Roberts had not returned home and was not in hospital. He was convinced thnt Roberts was among the dead. Winslow W. Lewis, who was among those killed In tho nccldent, nnd whose cousin, John Lewis, was among thoso Injured, was the President of the Alpha Delta Theta Club. His clothing wus searched to sen If there wan an) thing that might lend to his identity. A number of cards found In his pockets boro tho namo of Mark Willing nnd tbe publishing firm name of Dodd, Mead Sc Co. In consequenoi of tho tlndlngnf these cards It wnsut first believed that Willing was the person killed. The fourth man killed was William Gilchrist, Jr. It was at first thought that his name was Gilbert Smith. Gilchrist was engaged to Miss Dora Bertseh who was killed. Gilchrist was not known to any of the'peoplo of tho hurch or of tho neighborhood. hen his body was found It wns supposed to bo that of u Gilbert Smith who was a friend of somo of the boys in the church. His chum afterword recti fied tho mistake and made certain that the dead man was Gilchrist. Ihe fifth body was that of Miss Dora Bertseh whose sister was also Injured. A full descrip tion of the dead girl was telephoned to tbe father. Wllllnm F. Bertseh of yl Stuyvesaut avenue, and he Identified her by tbe description. The girl's neck was broken and she had received u heavy blow on tlio bock of tho head. IIAII.IIOAD PLOPI.E DECUNE TO TALK. The train which struck the coach was drawn b) englno 1". Tho engineer was Joseph Colll gan. Tbo conductor was John Reese. Neither ot these men would say a word after the accident except to tbe railroad officials, und tbe railroad officials wouldn't say a word except that Colll gan was one of tho best engineers on the road and had been there for twenty-live years. oitnaox UllOltT LIXE. The Ocden Gateway Will He Opened to Other Hallroads To-Day. Omaih, Neb.. May 31. The opening of the eastern terminus ot tho OrogonVSIiort Lino to the competition of railroads other than tbe Union Pnelllc takes place to morrow. This mo 0 Is of tho utmost concern to tho par ent road, tho Union Pacific, of which the Oregon Short Lino w as formerly a branch, Tho officials of tho Union Pacific, though not relishing tho news, admit that 11 Is correct. Gonernl Manager Dickinson of tho Union Paci fic said: "The opening of the Ogdcn gateway merely moans that other railroads will competo for tho business of tho Short Line. Tho volume of business docs not increase w 1 tb tbo increase in the number of roads, so that the natural effect Is a smaller amount of business for each road. The caso is not tinllko that exUtlng between here and Chlrago. Thero nrn four lines. One linn might be able to bundle ull tbo trotllo two lines mostcertalnly could. Thero is un increased expense in oper ating tho four lines, and each lino receives but a small share of the business. General Passenger Agent Francis ot the Bur lington and Missouri said: "Its rather good news for the Burlington. The effect will bo to let us Into tho territory along tbo Short Lino from which we have been excluded In tho past." icillkj) jus wirr.'s yiiimtn. shot lilm Dead In the Street ana Then Bur rendered to the Police. Bu.timoiie, Md., May HI. George Pfelfer, a saloon keeper, shot nnd almost instantly klllod Andrew CuhlU this afternoon, The two men wero walking down Columbia avenue hotly arguing some subject, when Pfelfer suddenly re marked, "I'll llx you now," nnd drew a revolver from bis hip pocket. Cahill immediately started to run, whon Phil ter fired the bullet, bitting Calilll in tho back. Cahill uttompted to kcup on IiIb foot, hut after hu hud gono llfty feel stuggerod and fell In thu urms ot u hybtnndor and died In a fow minutes. Pfoiforat onco went to thopollco station and gavohimsdf up. lie explained that Cahill, who was a single limn, hud been ton Intimate with Mrs. Pfelfer. Cahill, it is wild, before tlio mur der, denied the accusution, but l'fclferdld not bcllot 0 hlin. Hood's Stimulate Mm stomach, rouse VtMIH tbo lher, euro billouHiic's.flJa JO hcudachu, (1zz1ih's.i, BourHtom-J III 99 ncu, const I pat Ion. etc. l'rro 25 ceutH. Sold by all druggists. The only Pills to tako with Hood's BarbopurUlo, How to Clotho the Children. BEST&CO " WHIT-i: LAWN v-tL OUIMI'K DRESSES, JiS4:.-aSeC 1 collar trimmed with lrvWTy-fi V Inequality insertion "V!rTi2i4rj4' nnd rufTlo of ora- flW7lVJ broidory 1 to to yrs JVmiVvrj 3.45 4.52: yjJA whlto ffiWlft , M nook dresses. Tokos V 1 u- of tucks and Insertion. , s. J I'.ton Jackut effect with fc'lll'Tir narrow rufTlo of embrold- H im. nw ory t to 1 j yra., j f lb 1.25 " 2.22: U Our dresses brtvo n style nnd finish ovon tho chotipost that savos thorn complotoly from tho common placo while tho prlcos gonorally tiro so low, that nothlnpr Is suved by purchasing materials und having them mado. We invic special attention to a number of anmplea and broken lota fine drcaaeaat greatly reduced prices. 60-62 West 23d St. J XnE CELEBRATION J.V ItUOOKLlN. A Fine Military and Ui-ana Array Parade Services at the Cemeteries. Business was suspended almost entirely In Brooklyn. Thero was an lmmenso outpouring of peoplo to tbo parks and various suburban resorts and to thovantago points from which to view tho parade, which, as usual, was tbo special feature In the colobratlon. With the exception of a perccptlblo thinning out in the ranks ot tho veterans, tho demonstration was tho equal ot any ot its predecessors. In accordance with a time-honored custom, the column was formed along tho Atrocts converging on the fountain In Bedford avenue nt the east end of tho town. While tho various bodies wore massing a recep tion to Orand MarshalMlchael J. Cummlngs and his staff was glvon ot tbe Hanover Club by Mayor Wurster and othor leading citizens. As the parade moved, a squad of mounted po lice preceded Marshal Cummlngs and his staff. The first division. Major John It. Myrick, Fifth Artillery U. S. A., commanding, included Battery tery A, Battery I, and Light Battery D, Fifth Ar tlllcry;NavalBrlgadc,CommandcrILX.Manney; Marine Battalion, Capt. Q. F. Elliott, command ing; Second Brlgndo X. Q. S. N. Y Brlg.-Qen. James M. Lee, commanding; Fourteenth, Forty sevontb. Twenty-third, and Thirteenth Regi ments; Third Battery and Troon C. The Fourth Maryland contingent from Baltimore marched on the left of tho Forty-seventh Regiment. Tbe Second, Third, and Fourth Divisions were made up of tho various Orand Army posts nnd veteran organizations; the Fifth Division, of the Sons of Veterans; the Sixth Division, the Brook lyn Volunteer Firemen, the regular firemen, and the Salvage Corps. In tho Seventh Division were the Knights of St. John and Malta and Knights of Sherwood Forest. The Eighth Division included the Boys' Brigade, Cadet Corps, and disabled veterans In coaches. Tbe line of march was through lied font ave nue to Uatcfc, to Washington, to Underhlll, to the Eastern Parkway, to and through the Sol diers and Sailors' Memorial Arch In the Park Plaza. Tho Maryland troops were cheered fre quently along the lino of march, and a great cheer went up as they issed under the Memo rial Arch. Ma) or wurster was tho chief re viewing officer, nnd surrounding him on the stand were Comptroller Palmer and nil the other leading officials, Father Syh ester .Malonr. Bridge President William Berri. and the Rev. Dr. Curtis. Tho Plaza and all tbe points com manding a vlow- ot tho arch were black with spectators, several thousands being massed on the high reservoir grounds. Tbe column was dismissed nfter passing under the arch, tho troops returning to their quarters anil tho va rious Grand Army posts going to tbe cemeteries to which they had been assigned for tbe usual memorial services. The ccreino(ilesat Cypress Hills Cemetery w ero under the direction of Mansllcld PnsL Mayor Wurster made an address and patriotic songs were sung by tho Concordia Singing SoclcH. An oration was delivered by Corporation Coun sel Joseph A. Burr. Frank Head Post hud chargo of the exercises at Hoi) Cross Ceuuter). They opened with a mass and nn oration in tho ehnpel by tho Itov. Father Woods. lCnrs wlll Post joined with Frank Head Post In tho decoration of tbo graves. George C. Strong Post. S.14, went to Greenwood Cemetery and decorated tho gravo of Gen. Strong, after whom It was named. In Ijncust avenue. The address was made by tho Itov. J.F.Carson, pastor of tho Cen tral Presbyterian Church. Many other individual graves In Greenwood and tho other cemeteries wero decorated, and darkness had almost couio on before they wore deserted b) tho patriotic etcrans. tub vnr.amr.ST at unzixGrox. He Also nerleweiS the Memorial Day Parade from the lthlte House. Washington, May 31. Decoration Day was generally observed In Washington. At all tho numerous cemcterlesvhero soldiers aro buried thero were exercises, and largo crowds were present to listen to tho addresses and the muslo and to lay their floral offerings on the graves of the dead heroes. The largest crowd, of course, was at Arlington, where, In addition to tbo graves of noted officers, t hero are count less head stones marking tho places whero thoso who fought In tho ranks lire burled, in nddltion to the tomb where Ho 2,000 unknown dead. President McKlnley was present with his old comrades, but took no part in tho exercises, ex cept to pay his homage to tho dead Holdlcrs. Ho rodo from tho White IIouso to tho rcmotory, w as cheered all along the road to Arlington, and was rccclv ed with great npplauso as ho took his sent upon tho stand, VIce-Prosldoiit Hobnrt, riocrotary Sherman, Secretory Wilson, and other distinguished men w cro nt Arlington, whero Congressman John P. Dolllver of Iowa was tho orator of tho day. There wore speclul services nt tho tombot Ad miral l'ortor, presided over by Admiral Walker of tho navy, and tho services at tho tomb of tho 'J, 000 unknown dead wero under tho uiisnlees of tho Grand Army of ihe Republic, the omen's Relief Corns, tho Loyal Logion of Wouien, the Ladles of tlio (1. A. II., nun the Lndlrs' Auxil iary Society Sons of Veterans, Tho Marine Band played u dirge during tho decoration of tlio tomb. Tho President nnd Mrs. MrKlnley, before going to Arlington, reviewed tho Memorial Day purado from the White House, and the President made special preparations for commemorating somo of the heroes of tho wur. Lust Saturday hn ordered a beNiitlful llorul trlhuto to be pre pared ut the Whlto Hnuso conservatory to bo plated to-day on tho tombot (Jen, Grant. It wns ot laurel leaves and palms, and tho wreath wan tied with u white satin ribbon on which was fixed tho soal of the President. Sit other floral tributes were prepared nt the dlrci tlon of the President, Ono whs sent to tl.n tomb of the unknown dend nt Arlington, nnd one to tho gnu oof Gen. Sprigg CnrrollatOak Hill, on whoso staff McKlnley serv ud during tho wnr. Abourjuotof roses and llllos was sent to the tomb of Logan nt Nildlern' Homo Cemetery, and beautiful wieuths wero placed on tho graves of Sherldnn and Crook nt Arlington und on tho tomb of Washington at Mt. Vornnn, Senator Cannon of Utuh was orator of the dny nt the Congressional Cemetery, und mado un elo quent address, A pathotlo incident of tho dny wns tho decora tion ot u monument in tho woods on tho farm of thollon. lllalr Loo, adjoining that of tholate Montgnmcrv Blair, nt Silver Springs, Mil., Just oiitsldo tbo District line. This simple little mon ument marks the resting placet of the last Con federate soldier kllh d during Jubnl Knrly's raid on Fort Slovens in 1B0I. Tho namo or where abouts of this unknown joung sharpshooter, who was klllod whilo still tlrlngutthe advanc ing Union soldlors, Is unknown. A llroohlyn t'ensrrtntloBal t'oslor ftealsus. Tho Rev. Albert F, Nowton Ins tendered his resignation ns putnro hi Ro luster A venuo Congregational Chur h in IlrooUjn, to tnku effect on Oct. 111. Tho church has hcon laboring under advrrso financial conditions for several 5 oars, and tho Rev. Mr. Newton has ndv ised his flock to gtvu up the strugglo for Independent existence and join the now soclet) which thu Cliurih Extension Soclet) Is organizing In tho neighborhood. The trip on the Fmplre State Express from New York to Iluttalo and Masara Falls Is tlio moat faacl sating railroad ride In tke world, Every day over imrtlous of the road the train reaches a ipesd ot more Jua 01 miles au hour. Jdw. HONORS TO DEAD HEROES. yrrr Tonics celebration of jirr- JlfOJU-.47, JJl. It Began at Koon with s Parndr Itierelsea la the Ariernoonnt Vrant'aToinband at the Metropolitan Opens House In the RvenlnC 1,1 Hung Chang. Tribute to Ueo, Urnnt. The Memorial Day ot ,tho war veterans begun In Now Yore with tho parado of tbo Grand Army p03ts nnd endod with tho exercises in tho Metropolitan Opera House In tho interval be tween theso events 10,000 porsons gathered at Grant's tomb towltnoss the ceremonies there, under tho auspices of U. B. Grant Post ot Brook lyn. Heavy clouds hung over tlio city and lhcro wns evory prospect of a rainy, cheerless day whon tho first ot tho veterans gathered jester day morning at Forty-first strcot nnd Madison nvenue, tho starting point of tho parade. Tho line, according to tho .printed orders of tho grand innrshnl, was to hsvo moved at 10 A. M, sharp. It was three-quarters of nn hour later beforo Grand Marshal James R. O'Botrno could muster enough men to mako anything liko nn Imposing Bhowlng. Tho voterans aro gottlng along In yoars nnd, notwithstanding tholr dovo tlon to tho memory ot dead comrados, the pros pect ot spending several hours In a drenching rain will daunt many to-dny who thirty-odd years ago braved tbo deadly flro of tbo enemy with never a thought of fear. When tho parade started the lino was led by a squad ot mounted police under Sergeant Ravel, followed by Lieut.-Col. William Sinclair, Fifth Artillery, commanding tho troops ot tho regular army. These included two companies ot the Engineer Corps and band from Wllletts Point, two batteries of tho Fifth Artlllory from Fort Wodsworth, nnd two companies of tho Thir teenth Infantry from Fort Columbus with the Governor's Island band. Following tho regulars camo tho grand marshal and Btnff, after whom marched a detnehmont ot sailors and marines from tho Brooklyn Navy Yard and tho United States warships in port. Thon camo tho vet erans In nlno divisions, including two or thrco organizations not of tho Grand Army, nnd tho Baptist Boys' Brigade, the only one ot the juve nllo organizations assigned to a placo In lino that appeared. Tho lino ot march was down Madison avenue to Twenty-sixth Btrcct, to Fifth avenue, to Seventeenth street, where the parade disbanded after being rnviowed by tho Grand Marshal. At Madison square tho parado was revlowod by the Mayor and city officials. Tho prospect ot rain did not prevent ovcry soot on tho grand stands on cither side of Fifth avenuo at Madison square being taken by thoso who wanted to sco tho demonstration. Tho services at Grant's tomb wero, in man) wavs, the most Interesting of tho day. Tho sky had cleared during tho momlng, nnd by 2:30 o'clock, tho hour set for tho exercises, tho weather was nil thnt could be desired. Ihe crowd began gnthering nt tho tomb nt noon. From then until tho sun went down behind tho Now Jersey hills a doublo column of mon, women, and children filed into tho mausoleum to got a look at tho last resting placo of tho great captain. Coming out of tho tomb, tho throng wandorod down upon tho river slopo to boo tbo battle ship Indiana, which lay at anchor off shore, ready for the signal to belch forth a national salute of t went) -ono funs. Afterward thoso who had tickets went to bo east side of East Driveway, whero tho grand nnd reviowlng stands had been erected, directly opposite tho tomb. On tbo stand were: Major Strong, Bishop John P. Nowman. tho orator of the occasion; Col. and Mrs. Frederick D. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, 3d, Polico Commissioner Parker, Chlneso Consul General Pao list, Vlco Consul Li Wing, and the Messrs. Jong and Wu, attaches of the consulato; Capt. II. C. Taylor, Engineer Salisbury, and Lieut. Chnpln of the Indiana, and ('apt. Waller of the Marino Corps of the battle ship. Besides theso thero wcro James Grant Wilson. Cant. G. S. Coddlngton, Bradlee Strong, son of tho Major; Silas B. Dutehor, Murat Halstcud, and Henry W. blocum. Tho members of U.P.Grant Post camo over from Ilrookljn by ferrvboat, which sailed down tbe East Rlv er, around the Battery, nnd up tho HudFonto the tomb. It wns 3:110 o'clock when thu boat reached the landing below tbe tomb, and It was fifteen minutes later before tho head f the lino reached tlio grand stand. As soon as the ferrjboat was tied to the landing tho In diana's guns began firing tho salute. At the re port ot tho first gun tlio flag on the staff Just north of the tomb was lowered to unit mast. When the 'JOO members of tho post and as many mora associate members hud taken sents on tho grand etand, Andrew Jacobs. Chairman of tho post's Memorial Day Committee, stepped to the eceaker's platform, told tho pcoplo of the custom of the post, kept up ever since Grunt's death, of decorating his grave on Memorial Day, nnd then asked the au dience to sing "Americi" to tho accompaniment of the band. Following the singing William J. McKclvey. tho post Commnnder. road n jiortton of the ritunl of tho Grind Army of thu Republic. Comrade Arvlno C. Bowdlsh mado n prayer. Tho ritual was then continued to tbo point where the ceremony of decorating tbo graves begins. Here Major Strong was Introduced and w as enthusiastically received, 'iho Mayor Buld: "Peliovv Citizkvh or Nkvv York avd of the Giikatkh New YoitK applause: Thirty three days ngntho President and hla Cabinet, officers, soldiers, sailors of tho regular army and navy, tbe Governor, of thirty-three States, and the citizen soldiery of those Mates camo boro to attend the dedicatory services of yonder tomb. A vast crowd of people from all over tho country gathered hero to see them. To-dny the greater city turns out nenrly as many people to witness thu exercises in connection with tho decoration of thnt tomb by a baud ot men who followed tho grent commander through all tho fortunes of war. (Applause.) There is probably no city in tho United States where, with greater unanimity, tho peoplo honor the memory of Grant than In thlscit) uf Now York. Soldiers of both the Union and Con federate armies hnvu found homes and pros perity In New York slnro tho war censed, and whenever the occasion permits soldiers who woro tho gray, ns well as thoso whoworo tho blue, honor themselves In turning out to honor him who set the wondrous seal of peaco upon a reunited country bent ath the apple blossoms of Appomattox. It'hcers.l 'This great concourse of peoplo Illustrates tho truth nt what 1 sa), and It does credit to tho greatest city of tho greatest nation tho world has thus far known. It is gratifying to mo, ns It must Ihi lo)ou fur I know and nu know thnt )our presence here to-day Ik a tribute of lovo and gratltudu for tho silent soldier who sleeps iu ) under tomb." Cheers. Bishop Newman was introduced by Comrade Henry W. Knight. Tho Bishop said In pnit: "I propcuo to speak to J on ot jour duty to the Iiorolc dead. Gratltudu Is the noblest emotion of tlio soul. Americans never tiro of showing their gratltudu for their heroes. WonroMimc times told bvour English eousins that our he roes wero of lowly birth. They point to tho rail snlltler of Illinois nnd tlm canal boat driver of Ohio and the tanner of Galena and say. con temptuously, "lhosiiw cro tho great men of tlio United States.' But I tell )ou that I would rather bo tho tanner of Galena and dluahero than bo bum a prince and die a sioundrel. "No ono can say Americans mo ungrateful. Wo perpetuate thu memory of our heroes In marblo and in bronzo. If ) oil say that Is Grant b monument, I tell jou thai It Is his tomb, and that his monument Is a reunited Union, But tho memory of Grant will remain nfter tho marble hns crumbled, after tho sturs havo faded in tho enipjrcan, and nfter tho denth of tho last man who fought under hlin nnd who made it passible for tho old Dug to flout In tri umph uv er) w bore," After tho oration tho members of tbo post prei cded by Col. und Mrs. Grant. Mn)or St long. Bishop Nuwmun, tbo Chlneso Consul General nnd sulto, and othor inv lied guests, marched over to the lomb.wherctho old soldiers and their friends gathered around tho Barcopbugus whilo Conuunndor McKelvcy read tho ritual of decora tion. .Members of tbo post placed flowers about the sarcophugus, nnd Mrs. Grunt placed upon It ii bunch of La Franco roses. Just as she did so the Chlneso Consul, representing tho C'hine.o Minister, laid upon tho sarcophagus a wreath of vcllow daffodils, tho trlbuto of LI Hung Clung, si nt on from Washington by the v Iccruv orders to tlio Chinese Minister. Thorn wcro also a bouquet and a wreath sent by President MiKluley from tho Whlto House conservatory. Tho Memorial Dny exercises hold nttho Met ropolitan Opera Hnuso in tho evening were largely .atomic '. The) conslslod of vocal i and instrumental muslo. a short address by Major Strong, who presided, mid an oration by Gen. Gcorgo 11. IajuiI. Tho oxerclses were given un der tlio direction of tho General Memorial Day Committee. Comr.ule Joseph A. Gonldon, Vice Chiirmau of tho committee, represented tho cuiiuultteo und had general chargo of tho exer cises. Returning from decorating tho Bartholin btatuc, I jifii) et tn 1'iist. No. 140, sent tho follow ing despatch tuOcit lloraco Poller, tbo Ameri can Ambassador Iu Franco! "l.nfavetlo Post, returning from anliitlng Ilartholdl's statue of Lufa)utto, which wo had decorated with I'rcmh and Amirltun flags and . gurlaiirli'd with wionths and llowursot spring, sends thanks und greeting to J on utiilallour fellow i illzeiis who havo likewiso honored our f treat French patriot's memory by decorating its tomb." Hilled HerWurltile. Hoa.ln.lJsw, JiONpov, Ky May 31, Lato ycstordny evrn lug, ten miles northuust of London, In this coun ty, Mrs. Eliza Vaughau shot and instantly killed Cortex Brown ot this place. Soverul jours ago Brown married Mrs. Ynughnn's daughter, und ho hud ilrlviin her uwny from homo savcral times. On Hunduj evening Brown went to Mrs, Vuiighan'e to raise "sand," as he aald, but In stead bo received a bullet in his breast. Brown was onga a successful merchant of this place. Tuesday & Wednesday Jirne 1st & 2nd. Imported High Novelty Dress Goods, g$ cts. per yard, formerly sold at $1.75 to $4.25. Lord& Taylor, Broadway & 20th St. WETZEB HATED ET HIS 3XEN. Officers Declare That Ite Claims Their Sao cesseo as Ills Own, Hay aha, via Key West, Mny 31. Tho senti ment ot rlvnlr) between Gen. Woyler and tho other Spanish Gonerals oporatlng under him is growing more bitter day by day. It Is reported that ono of these Gonerals has been arrested by ordor of the Captain-General. Socrccy Is bo far maintained thnt no more details can bo loarned. It is evident that Gons. Luque and Segura are well hated by Weylcr, and that he has made a report against them to tho Minister ot War. Gens. Nicolas del Roy and Jimenez Sandoval, who nro now on tho way to Spain, will also make charges ngainst Wcylor at Madrid. The Captain-Gonornl Is accused by his subor dinates of always stealing from them tho glory ot their achievements, of holding them respon sible for all dofcats, nnd of prosecuting all cases of Immorality in others, while he enlarges his private fortuno at tho expenso ot tho treasury. At Calabazar, in Santa Clara province, the leaders of tho insurgent bands sent word to tho Spanish authorities forbidding thorn to selzo cattle In tho country for tbo use of tho Spanish ermy. A Spanish guerrilla band which intend ed to disobey this order was attacked by the Cubans nnd compelled to retire to tho town, losing eleven killed and twenty-five woundod. The Spanish columns In Santa Clara province are now suffering from hungor on account of Weyler's orders to destroy everything. In view of this edlet tbo Cubans seized nearly nil the cattle and corralled them In well-guarded places for their own use. Gen. Gomez has more than 6,000 cattle on the cstato La Itcforma, and the Spaniards aro unable to pass tho fortified lines established by Gomez to defend the herds. Famlno Is raging in Santa Clara among the unarmed and peaceful country people who can not light for their fool. Around Havana guerrilla fighting continues briskly. Spanish troops from Esperanza, going to tho Junco plantation, fell into a Cuban am buBu. Six Spaniards wero killed, seventeen wounded, nnd tho others w ere put to flight. At the plantation San Antonio the garrison was at tacked by the Cuban leader Monteagudo, who captured its arms, ammunition, and provisions. Tho battalion of Soria, 1,000 men, went to help the garrison and was soverely defeated. Tha sanitary oondit ion in Havana is terrible be yond description. Tho cases of smallpox in tho capital have decreased, but epidemic dysentery and yellow fever among tho Spanish soldiers have increased to an alarming extent. It Is es timated that 120.000 Spanish soldiers are now sick all over tho island. At Santiago do Cuba a terrible epidemic is raging. Persons attacked dlo In a few hours after a high and prostrating fever. It is be lieved by some that tho dlscaso is tho bubonic plague, brought by Spanish steamers from tho Philippines and other Asiatic places. The filth of tbo city increases the causes of contagion. Tho streets aro never cleaned and the remov al of refuse Is left by the Spanish au thorities to the vultures and other birds of prey. The bodies of thoso who dio from smallpox, yel low fever, and other contagious diseases aro not burled for sev cral dnys after their death. Gen. Wejler has declared that all tho nolso mailo In tho United States about tho famlno In Culm Is merely a trick uf tho filibusters and their sympathizers to compel him to withdraw his or der for tho concentration of tho country peoplo In the towns, which, in his opinion. Is of tbo greatest Importance from a military point of view. nusnxELL run iXTEitrEXTioy. Would (lire the Patriots All Help Consistent with llunor and Iaw, Sl'luxnriFLn, O , May 31. Gov. Busbnell cro uted great enthusiasm this afternoon in his Me morial Day speech to his old army comrudes nt Fern Clllf Cemetery by ndv Islng Intervention by the United Stntos In Cuba. Ho suld: " You, my lomradcs, ns well as myself, depro cato war and thank God peaco reigns through out our borders, but I know as patriotic nnd lllicrty-lnvlng eltlrcns )ou cannot but sympa thize with the struggling patriots in Cuba who nro lighting to eseapo from tho tyranny of Spain, nnd I am sure )ou will agree that our Government ought to render them every as sistance 1 (insistent w It h t ho honor of our ropul ltoandnot iu v jolntluuof international law. Is it not time that America should say to Spain, Iu behalf of dvlllratlou and humanity: 'This hutcheiy must tease.' 1 am glad to soo th vt Congress Is taking steps to relievo the suf ferings of Americans who havo lieen driven from tin Ir homes In Cuba, and I trust that tho good offices uf our Government will soon be ex erclfcd to bring relief t tho Culuuis nlso. Wo want nn war, but wo do want the lawsot hu mauity and civ lllzcd warfare obsorvod." A1MJ.V5 EASTERN WAR. The Fhllliiplne In.ura-enta Are Full of Confi dence that They Will Win. San Fkancisco, May 31, Tbo cable reports sent out from Manila of Spanish victories over tho insurgents in tho Philippines appear to ho grossly exaggerated. A correspondent, writing to the Hong Kong .Ifaff. bajs the insurgents are full of conlldonce, and that the excesslvo cruelty rractlsed by tho Spaniards upon prisoners, und ho wholesale executions, havo created disgust even among their own countrymen. Tho widow of Dr. Rlscnl, who was shot as a rebel. Is now with tho Insurgent forces and com mands a cumpiii) nt riflemen. She Is un Eng lish woman of spirit, nnd is sala to have great influence over tbo troops. Blood Humors Whether UcMor, burning, bleeding, scaly, crusted, pimply, or blotchy, whether simple, scrofulous, or hereditary, from Infancy to age, speedily cured by warm baths with Cuticcka Boap, gentle anointings with CuTiounA(oint. ment), the great skin cure, aud mild doses of CtTicunA nr.wi.vEHr, greatest of blood purifiers and humor cures. (uticura I nil thnuti.at th. world. Foriis Dace asdCuk. Cosr, S.I. Prop. , UtoD. W "Un is Car. Brsry Dlooj tlaaor.TrM. . FACE HUMORS l&S&BR THE DAY AT WEST POINT. If H CEREMONIES AT THE It:niCATt(iy . OF THE RATTLE MONVME.ST, W Hi Gen, TVIIaon Presents the Monument In th. vJi Army and Jen. actioflrld Accept, it an4 91 Presents It to the tlorernment Seer. ? tary Alser Makes the Acceptance Speech. ml Wkst PotST, May 01. A crowd of 12,000 nr HIS 15,000 pcoplo assomblod here to-duy to witness Ii tho ceremonies in connection with tho doillci- Ii tlon of the battlo monument, erected in honor It of tho ofllccrs and soldlors of tho regular nrmy Ifi who foil tn battlo In tho civil wnr. Tho w cather 9rl was all that could bo desired for such an ocea- 'Mi slon. Tho showers of tho night and tho inrty flfj morning cloarcd awny, and ns tho hour np- . proached for tho ceremony to begin the sun wm I.-' almost uncomfortably warm. Everything con- Ic spired to mako tho dedication n dignified nnd It Impressive ono. There woro many dislln If gulshcd Gonorals and other United Slates If nrmy officers in attendance Gons. Sclioilcld la nnd Uuttorfleld, for whom a saluto was flrcil, II did not reach hero until It wns nearly tlmo for JHt the ceremony to begin, Tho Secretary of War B arrived on Saturday night and during the Inter- V val was entertained by tho Academic Board nt A tho hotel. Several excursion boats unloaded a largo number of pcoplo from tho city nnd points I along tho river. Justboforo tho tlmo for tho er- I' erclses to begin tho battalion of endots, under I command ot Col. Mills, mnrchod ncross the p. Id rode ground nnd took a position at the rear of Jl tho lnclosdro. In tho front row of scats ot the M speakers' pavilion "wero Qou. Scholleld, Col. 1 ' Ernst, Secretary of Wnr Alger, Gen. John M. I A WUson, and Justice Browcr. Back of these sat Jfji members of tho Board of Visitors, distinguished B army officers, and the Academic Board. Promptly at 11:30 tho exercises opened with 1; an Invocation by tho Itov. Hcrbort Shlpman, H chaplain of tho post, which ho prefaced with the Q ' Lord's Prayer, and in tho delivery of which lis 1 was rovcrcntly Joined by thoso occupying the i platform. In a patriotic nnd eloquent sprci h the monument was then presented to tho United Q States army by Brig.-Gcn. John M. Wilson, A, Chief of Englncors. Tho General paid a Ikhii. f. tlful trlbuto to tho deceased comrades In whose. J honor the monument was erected. The accept- ance was by LIcut.Gen. John M. Bchoflclil, whoso address was greatly relished hy the vet oransof tbo war, who occupied sents Immediate ly in front of the stand. Gen Scholleld in turn presented tho monument to the general Govern ment, and It was accepted by Secretary of War Alger, who said, in part: "Bycommandot thol'rcsldent.ln whose nam I appear to day, I accept for tho (Jnv eminent of tbe United States this beautiful monument erected to hor honored dead. It will stand a lasting memento to thoso men who guv o their lives to savo this nation from destruction whin tho question of Its existence was given over to fj tho arbltiament of arms. This Is the fittest. V spot in tho land for its abiding place. Here Is Vi tho soldier school of the republic, inmcd ' for tho classic beauty of Its surroundings, 1 andsanctllodby Its association with thenanies of men whoso genius and vnlor in defence of tlio Government which educated them to the profu sion of arms. and whose loyalty to the flag, which here in their early manhood thev were taught to love, havo brought lmpcrish ible re nown to tho country of their devotion. 1 Ids, loo, is tho fittest dny of all the year for its unveiling and dedication, for It is tho dny set apart bv tho peoplo and by law for popular tribute to those ' who on land and sea offered their lives uwilling 1 sacriflco upon the nltarof lo.valty and hbertv. y " Now a w ord to you young men gathered hero to-day. whose profession is war. Thu spotless integrity of tbe men who have graduated nt this great academy In their otllcial and daily lives Is a guide for you, nnd wherever jou may l called, whether In tlmo of poaee or nrmeil con flict, remember that jou nro marked men, Hit successors of thoso whoso names must live Im mortal when succeeding generations shall have passed awny. Should I name these men tho Sulso would quicken, nnd tbo glor) of tho old ag they defended would brighten in your thoughts, but you hnve their example for your beacon light. Go forward then in life, young men, knowing thnt you havo the prayers and hopes of 70.000,000 of people with you. and re member that over you mints tho proudest flog In the world, that which symbollres freedom, civ il lzation, Christianity. That flag, glorious in its purity. has nev er been unfurled Infrontof any foe but to prevail, nor will it in the time that is to come. That flag shall guard the life of every Amerlcnn in every Innaat whatever cost. Guard well then your heritage, and keep ever before E you the thought that patriotism is the highest ') impulse In tho world, thnt tho good thnt men do always lives, und ho who Is never swerved by temptation, but stands for the right, wears the crown ot American manhood." At the conclusion of the Secretary's address the national saluto was fired, followed with the " Star-Spungled Banner" by tbe band. At tho suggestion of Secretary Alger tho audience arose nud with heads uncovered Joined in thrco cheers. Then came the oration of tho day, delivered by the Hon. David J. Brewer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of tho United States. Justice Brewer's address was eloquent nnd abounded in wholesome ndvlce to thoso who nro Just entering upon their military curocrs. Ho concluded with theso words: " It is fitting that this memorial to the ofllccrs nnd soldiers of the regular army who died in tbe recent war should be here, for this Is the military centre of tho nation, the great school ot thoso who are to bo tbo ofllcers und com manders; and It Is well that tho lessons of thosa patriotic and heroic lives should ever 1m present before tho young who shall como to prepare themselves to tako tho places they filled and glorified. It was fitting nlso that this work should have been undertaken and carried through by tbo surviving ofllccrs nnd sol diers of tho nrmy, for it is their com rades' memory that is thus preserved. Hero let this column rise In stately be uity, proclaiming to tho coming generations the great occasion nnd tbo groat truths which have caused it to be. Anil may every ripple or yonuer stream, as It passes and floats onward toward tho commercial metropolis ot tho nution, boar from its lips to I tho tomb where sleeps tho cofllued dust of the great lommandcr the nbsurnueo of the unvary ing loyalty of tho nrmy of tho United States now and hereafter to the hcroio ideas nnd ideals of his lito, to pence, w lth equal rights aud privileges to ull." Tho benediction by Chaplain Shlpman closed tho exercises of Ihe da j', uiul by 0 o'clock West Point presented Its customary aspect. To-morrow tho annual examinations begin. Tho following is tho programmo of tho military oxerclses: Juno 1, escort of tho colors nnd re view: Juno'J, cavalry school of thu troop; June 3, military bridge construction (pontoon bridge); June 4, school of tho troopers (ltldimr Hall), cav alry: Juno ft, heavy artillery drill (-ea coast guns); Juno 7, school of tho luttnlloii. infantry; Juno 8, school of tho battery lllght artillery), use I of tho sword and lmvonot. mllltar) g)mnustlcs; Juno !, heavy arllllcr) drill (E. G. mortars), military pyrotechnics nt H P. M.; Juno 10, drill In extended order Isham battle). Tlio first class will graduate on Juno 11. West Point. Mny 31.- At 4 o'olock this af ternoon nn exhibition drill wns given in cavalry tactics by mcmtierri of tbo llrst class of cadets, under command of Capt. James Parker. This was done at the express wish of the Secretary of War. At ft o'cloi k thorn was n grand review ot the corn of indets on tho parado ground, and this, with tho usual dress parado at 0 o'clock, closed tho exercises of the day. FOUR ROWERS CAPSIZED. Cllnslng to the Upturned float They Wero Uririlna- a hen neacued, " Wiiitestone Landing, L. I Moy 31. Ben jamin Collin, Timothy McCai thy, Michael Riley, and Patrick Gllfoylo of this pliue started to row to Great Neck this afternoon. When thoy wcro In midstream between Fort Bchujlcr nnd Great Neck, Gllfoylo, who wns rowing, proposed thsl McCarthy take tho oars. Tho men stood up In tho boat to ihaugo positions. As they did so McCarthy fell against tha gunwale, capsizing tho boat. Thu four men wcro thrown into the water nnd Btruggled to reach to tho overturned craft. This they did. They had driftod uUmt for half an hour, when n tugboat came to tin ir rescue. Tho crow- hauled them aboard and landed them nt Schii)lcr's dock. None of lbs four men could swim, The Weather. The area of moderately luw barometric, prentir. which has covered thu urpsr lak region for in. past forty -eUbt hours la passing out of the St. I " rencs Valley, this itorni was accompanied oj un settled weMber and showers yeitemay alone ir middle nnd north Atlantic coaiu. Osnerally fair weather preralled eltewnere. Tbe weather Iu tin. clly was fozcy and rain; la tbe early forenoon, wltn clearing coiullilons nflrr 10:80 A. M., highest ortlcUl temperature 0' , Iu est S3'; average humidity, tin p.r com.; wind south outbwost, av.raae velocity U unlet per liour, i' roineter, corrected to read to sea level, at 8 1, M. su.bs, u r. it. uw.hii, Z Tbe thermometer at the Urdteil Hunt vvilr Ilureau registered the teiiirolure)entrd.ij a.fcl- n'' 1807. lhSSi IHM l' OA M M its- 0 1' Jl . ' '!' IV M . ...HI' 111" UP M .. ",1 "' UIMI . .7 74 III' MM. . "'' !' vrASIIIMITOS roRKlAST VOII TIMIt For Massachusetts, lthoile Islaul, mill iiuirrilnit. generally fair, wisterly wluds ttirriisfern .Vie Vort, illr (i mulhi in, Ihiti' n ingwcatheruUh .huwer Innarttifnt jt'i'i " ri ' trlv windt. For eastern Pennsylvania anil Nrn Jcraoi, iU northerly winds, becomlac varlablt.