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•no* of opinion, as will be seen by the
following talks with passengers.
W. A. Wilcox and Mrs. Wilcox, of
Quilcene, were two of the passengers on
the Premier. They are now stopping at
the Grand hotel, where Mrs. Wilcox is
laid up with a badly sprained arm and
nervous prostration as the result of pain
•nd fright. Mr. Wilcox says:
I was timing the whistle of our host She had
b«en blowing every few moments after passing
Marrowstone point, owing to the fog. 1 par
ticularly remember this for 1 had been uming
the Whistle* witti my watch and speaking
to my wife about it I remember saying
that if aay accident were to occur 1 would
make a good witness to prove that oar boat was
taking preeautioaa. We ware blowing about
three times in two Kinases, that is to say.
at intervals of about forty seconds, some
longer, some shorter. Then I heard the
whistles of an approaching boat, which
were quite regular at first and tben ceased.
This, 1 supposed, meant that she had passed u*.
Then our boat stopped her engines, as we could
feet, and almost instantly the crash came. I
rushed with my wile to the hurricane deck
and she boarded the Willamette the second
aboard. If there was any fault it wse not in the
Premier or tier oflloera. When we boarded the
Willamette I could Ja»t about see her length.
Just about see her stern when I went aboard at
her bow. The fog was quite douse.
J. R. Dwyer, of San Francisco, also at
the Grand, was a passenger on the Premier.
He eaid;
We were blowing every three or fonr minutes.
Them was but Utile fog, and I could see, per
haps, 100 to 300 yards. I beard no answering
signals from the Willamette. At the time of
the erash I could almost see the shore.
Dr. E. George, of Ban Francisco, was
also on the boat. He said last night:
About ten minute* before the accident 1 went
to seek Mr. Allen. There wse then no fog worth
mentioning. Weeould see 600 yards. We sat
on the deck next to the smokestack and whis
tle, and I am therefore la a position to say
that ear boat gave no signals or whistling of
•ay kind.
O, H. Adsit. ei Janeau, though only a
Passenger on the Premier, exhibited re
lnetance to say anything. He is at the
Arlington. He said:
I wea net on the deck at the time of the col
lislon, bat from what I heard other passengers
Bay I do not see hew the accident occurred.
Xven the men on the main deck forward did not
eee the Willamette till she was right on top u:
James Cole, an oil wiper on the Premier,
said that the accident was due to the
efforts of each boat to avoid the other in
the fog. His explanation was as follows:
The whlsti«« were blown regular and there
■Mnisil no danger of a col.iAon. The Premier
was thrown a point to the port side and the
same Is probably true of the Willamette, for she
waa Mar the shore, and it would have bean wtee
poller to threw her off a little if Use Premier
had not been so cloea. The lug wss dense, an<l
when the boats came in eight of eaob other on
the courses made by throwing a point eaeh to
port it was impossible to preveot the collision.
Unavoidable accident or blunder
whichever it may be, the crash came. The
sharp prow of the huge coliier struck the
passenger steamer at an angle of about
fifty degrees at the companion way
on the port side, just abaft the wheel
house. Although going slow and with
her engines reversed, the huge wedge
formed by the bow of the Willamette
walked into the side of the Premier as
though It had beon made of paper instead
of metal and heavy timbers. Eight
through the crowded' smoking-room
with its gay card parties at every table
Into the main saloon, two feet more than
half way throngh the ship, the bow of the
collier plowed its way, throwing great
farrows of splinters and debris in every
direction. It was in the smoking room
that three out of four met their deaths,
and that a majority of the injured received
their wounds. The pilot house and offi
cers' quarters on the hurricane deck were
lifted np and tilted over. The POST-IN
TSUMVCtt representative telegraphed
after viewing the wreok yesterday:
Fross a sight of the wreek the first thought is
one o( astonishment that any one in that part
of the vessel esoeped with llfa Many were lit
erally within an inch of death and had to be
helped trea the perilous positions in which
they wen pinioned ey the timbers. Had the
collision oeearred at night when people were in
their bertha the slaughter must hare been
With • great gaping hols in her aide the
Premier did not sink. By some strange
chance the plates on her side became in
terlocked with the plates on the bow of the
collier. There the steamer remained. Sho
wss like a piece of toast on a fork. Had
it not been for this many deaths by drown
ing would probably have been added to
the other horrors.
As soon as it was learned that the safety
of all the passengers on board the Premier
was assured, the wounded aud dead were
removed to the Willamette. The body of
ths Wyncoop boy was found where It had
been crushed before his father's eyes, and
with the appeal "Oh! Papa!" on his
lips. The other victims were extri
cated from the debris very rapidly, the
crew being nobly aided by passengers who
kept their wits. No panic occurred on
board the Premier, even the ladies on board
taking matters coolly, and all the pas
sengers ablo to do so scrambled
over the prow of the Wilamette, and, to
gether with the injured, were carefully
attended to by Steward Brown. Besides
the three dead brought to Seattle on the
tug Goliah, when it hrst brought the news
of the collation it was said that
several more persons were imprisoned
in the wreck, and that one» had been
drown-d. Careful inquiry among the
crew fails to discover much corroboration
of the story of a fireman on the Willam
ette thst he saw a man fall overboard and
sink at the lime of the collision, but he is
very strong in his assertions of its
truth. The body of the other unknown
victim was discoverered, ho*ever, yester
day. It is that of William Richardson, a
contractor living in T acorn a, but engaged
engaged in building the new custom
house at Port Townsend. His body
waa found on the main deck jarntmd
under the gang plank against the st&r
board side of the vessel, 'lhe remains
brought to Seattle bv the steamer Edith
yesterday morning. In connection with
the death of Kichardson the POST-IKTXLLI
«K«< KS representative teiefraphs the fol
lawuig pitiful incident:
Shorts? after hit Uvir had been f.>nnd a tele
gram «une h*r» ad '.rv«*«d to Mr*. K> b*-t
l«!ghton from his wife, anqnlring whether he
ha*i departed <>a ths 111-fated atearaar. It «u
uot known then tb«t ha ha 1 i«!t on tae|l'rv!n;«r
uuUl abort- jr *fter a truud came from th« wreck
»:id aant a Urogram to h a i*rtner la Tuumi
AlWf that cam# w r1 liat h a brother «u
ana.oua.y waiting 13 tfc« tci«graph office ai
Taoomator an aoawer to his wife» telagram.
Paluvera In rr*»«"im«-.ta vriU point out tnai ia
this ha »s» the only vieum who w»» not
even known to b« aboard. y t that b« waa
tha only one on tha ill-Uted ve*aoi a;>out whom
•arneai w«r* rnaJe to allay m.ix.ou*
After the pawensrers hai b*ea trans
ferreti from the Premier to ths \\ iliamette,
the letter steamed over to Mutiny bay,'
on Whi ifcy island, half % " mile
aouth of Basil point There the
I'rernler was beached and had put lines
out on shore. It mas thought ths; at hijrh
ltd*, with the fcid of the Uoliah the Wii
laasctte could pull away, but the p!a»,-» of
the two Ttuds had become so hojkrd
thai the combined efforts of the
(i »aah and the tug Tacooia e. u.d
r.o: *« t her oflf. Her st<*ru » fre-», but
she w as aground amidships, and f«Mr*
fc't taat her ba. k would bivak when the
tide went out. L*t"r In the day, however,
a m >re successful ed >rt was mads.
At 4:15 o'clock in the afternoon the
powerful steam tu«js succeeded, but put
ting ou all p< -s '>.« »i»ara, in putting tb.a
two boats srarh immense cables were
t;ei to the laad were attached to the
Wtttaiuctte a-> <*eU. The l'remier was
tied by atrong ropee to the large stumps
on the beach and then the pulling oontest
was begun. The first attempts were unsuc
cessful, but repeated efforts finally got
the two vessels apart. As soon as they
were freed the Willamette headed for this
city and reached here without difficulty
at 8:15 o'clock last night, and tied up at
the bunkers of the Oregon Improvement
The collier is badly damaged, but can be
repaired and made as sound as she was
before the accident occurred. Both
sides of her bow are badly
torn, but the starboard side is
the most hurt. Four plates were
torn off and had it not been for her water
tight compartment she woald have filled
with water immediately when struck and
would have gone to the bottom in a few
tainutes owing to the heavy load of coal
with which she was laden. It is impos
sible to tell the exact extent of her in
juries. Today she will be examined and
if the underwriters are of the opinion
that she can with slight repairs safely
proceed on her journey to San Fran-
Cisco these repairs will be made at
once. If not the boat will await orders
from them as to what course is best to
pursue under the circumstances. Mate G.
Anderson was seen last night and he was
rather sad over the accident. He said:
We had laid up for five months and had been
thoroughly oreraauleu and cleaned and thla
waa our first trip. With caigo and fuel we had
on 2,800 tons of coal. Thus lar we have lost none
of that, but we may have to take off from 2GO
to W) tons tomorrow in order to see Just
how deep the holes in our bow. The boat ia
about thirteen years old, and during the most
of that time has been in service plying either
between Paget soand end San Francisco or
Portland and San Francisco. Wheu new she
probably cost 1230,000.
At 6 o'clock last evening the Premier
was laying pretty straight on the bot
tom in sixteen feet of water. She
is tied to the shore by sev
eral big howsers. Her crew is camped
on the shore close by. Yesterday her
damage was variously estimated at from
925,000 to $50,0001 It is thought she can be
raised and made as good as ever.
Both boats are said to be insured, but the
amounts could not be learned.
Passengers on the Premier Tell How
They Escaped With Their Lives.
Many narrow escapes are recalled by
passengers. Jack Levy, the bartender on
the Premier, who is universally known on
the Sound, had the most miraculous es
cape of all. It seems almost impossible
that he came out alive from a room 4x6
where every piece of furniture was pulver
ized and timbers piled up in a mass. He
was in bed yesterday when visited, and in
talking experienced some trouble with his
chest. He said: "I was reading a paper
behind the bar when in a fraction of a sec
ond everything was • blank to me. I
beard no shock and kne w nothing until
Tommy Skaggs, the mate, and the paint
scrubber had me on deck and were asking
how I felt. 1 waa in a sort of daze and
asked where I was and what had hap
pened. Then they told me of the eollision
and how I was found pinned down by
timbers in the bar room. Everything be->
hind the bar and the bar itself and the
walls of the room were reduced to kindling
wood. I lay upon the lloor with beams
across my legs and chest. Other timbers
fell all around my body, but crossed them
seines in such a way as to leave me un
touched. It seems to me I must have been
rendered unconscious by the explosion of
the syphons beeause my coat was burned
in two places and I was near them at the
time of the crash. Even when I was on
deck I was foolish and had not come to
ray senses, so the boys took me on board
the Willamette and watched over me for
sometime. As soon as we reached the
city I telegraphed to ray brother in "Vic
toria, so that my people would not worry.
This is the fourth accident I have been in
on the Premier." Levy went to Provi
dence hospital yesterday and is doing
well, although suffering a great deal of
Gua Davis, the Premier saloon watch
man, was asleep when the collision oc
curred and awoke to find himself floating
in the water. Yesterday he was feeling
much exhausted, but in an interview with
a PosT-IstTVLLitiiMcmt reporter cave the
following account of the accident and his
experiences: **l sleep in a stateroom on
ttie port side of the boat and a little
back from the point where the prow
of the Willamette struck. I woke up at
12 o'clock and noticed that we were in a
dense fog. Tha whistle was blowing once
in two or three minutes. Soon afterwards
I fell asleep. The next thing I knew
I was floating in -the water without
clothing other than my night shirt. The
wares came in with a rnsh, and when I
tried to reach the ladder my left side com
menced to pain, arid I knew something
was wrong. Men were rushing past me
and going up the ladder as fast as possible.
At last in desperation I called to one of
the pantrymen and told him I was in
jured. He stopped, and taking me on his
back dashed through the water to the lad
der. where men at the top grabbed ma and
pulled me on deck. I was dazed, and the
men carried me on the Willamette, where
1 was done up in blanks's. After I cooled
down a little the pain in my side and left
leg increased, but I did not think any
bones were broken. I bad no clothes, and
one of the boys went down into the
cabin to see if ho could find any
thing, but returned, saying that the room
where 1 slept was torn away and occupied
by water. All my personal ease's, in
cluding what little money I hal, were
lost, and if the pantryman had not taken
ine on his back I should certainlv have
drowned. I telegraphed to my brother in
Oilman so that he would not think my
life waa in danger. It would be impos
sible for me to say anything about the fog
or courses of the boats, beoause I dii not
pay anv attention to those things a f the
time of the trouble." Mr. Davis finds him
self in a peculiar position. When taken
from the water he had on a night shirt.
On boaad the Wiltiarnetfe this was re
moTt l and blankets wound around nim.
In this condition he was brought to the
city yesterday morning, and now that he
lost everything he has no means of cloth
ing himself. He is at Providence hospital
and is doing well.
It. P. Carlson, of POi> South Eighth
street, was one of the men in the smoking
room when the crash cam*, but escaped
unhurt. Speaking of the affair yesterday,
he siid: "i was talking with some men
about machinery w hen I heard a sharp
whistle and jumped up to see what was
the natter. As I did so the huge hulk of
the Willamette w - as coming toward ns. 1
started for the door, b it thought the eo!-
lis ion might throw me over£>>ard, and
whiie ut»d(X"ded the crash came. I was
knocked do vn and held by the timbers of
the cal u. but luckily a bridge was form- 1
over me, so that by crawling on my ha i ls
ard knees i was able to get opt a:< I climb
over on the Willamette's deck. A ft" r the
first shock the people acted in a compara
tively quiet manner, and were passed
from the Premier to the collier as tast as
possible. The two carvtains dm not a>rree
about beacl ng the !•< nts, bnt everything
was done for our comfort by the
j Willamette crew."
Edward Collins, who 1 ires at the comer
of South Tweitth and Bine streets, and
*ho ssy* he was the & '«t Tremier pav-'ri-
F*r tc pet aoard the Wili*u.«tte, stood a
moment before the shock at the smoking
room window when the prow broke
through. He was found by * Porr-lvTßt.-
UuUvts reporter yesterday and gave the
following version of thi collision: "Ten
minutes before the Premier was struck I
was on deck with glasses, but Che fog
closed in quickly and I went down to the
smoking room and sat listening to some
gentlemen who were discussing the rela
tive merits of different makea of
boilers. I was close to the window
on the port aide and suddenly heard
* shout and two whistles. I sprang
to my feet and looked out The
huge iron hulk was bearing down on us
and I knew the collision must come. I
sprang for the door on the opposite side of
the room and passed through as the boats
came together. M y first thought was that
the Premier was sinking and I climbed over
the aide of the Willamette, where I met
the crew rushing forward to assist the peo
ple of our boat. The men yelled to me,
'There is no danger, the boats will not
sink; help the passengers on board.' I
Joined in and we passed them over rapidly
until all were aboard and the danger
averted. It seems to me that the captain
of the Willamette was very considerate
and did much for the comfort of aIL He
did not want to beach his boat, but that
was natural, and any first-class captain
would try to save the property in his
Alban Leidholdt, the Premier waiter,
was evidently as cool a man as there was
on the boat, and while he was thrown
around, had his right arm broken and was
braised badly, took time to wash bis face
before going on deck. This was the
fourth wreck he has experienced in his
life and the first time he ever was injured.
While talking at Providence hospital yes
terday about the scenes, he said: "I was
in the dining room waiting on three per
sons when the boat jarred, followed by a
harsh, grating soand, and then everything
and everybody was thrown around like
straws. I was sent head first into a post
in the middle of the room, and on filling
to the floor experienced the pleasure of
having one or two of my customers
fell on top of me. They ran for the stairs
and reached the deck all right. When I
got up my face was covered with blood,
my right arm was helpless and my left hip
numb. I washed the blood from my face
in the ice water tank and then went on
deck. Everything was in a flurry, and the
women especially were rushing around
like wild people. Bome one helped m?
over the side of the Willamette, and I
went to the captain's cabin, where his
medicine chest is, and fixed my wounds as
best I conld. Ido not know how the fog
was when the collision occurred, but it
was clear soon after." Leidholdt is doing
well and suffering but little pain.
Thomas Foran was the man whom the
anchor at the prow of the Willamette
struck and knocked down. He was
penned in and only escaped by climbing
up the chain and being puiled over
on the Willamette's deck. He was
propped up in bed at Providence hospital,
discussing the accident with friends,
when visited by a POST-IITTXLMGKNCEX re
porter yesterday, and in response to a re
quest for his version of the catastrophe,
said: "I heard the crash and saw the big
black prow coming through the smoking
room and tried to escape, but before I
moved a step the anchor hit me and felled
me to the floor. I tried to rise but
the Willamette surged up and down
and the anchor hit me again.
Timbers of all kinds and weights
were piled up before me and I could not
escape aft so I took my only chance and
clintbed the anchor chain. My left leg
was of no use and my strength was failing
when I got one arm over the side of the
boat. My cries for help brought aid, tor
some one grabbed me and pulled me over
the railing. When I got up I saw the
saddest sight of my life. Mr. Wynkoop
stood holding in his arms the little boy
that a few minutes before had been play
ing about the room. He would hold the
limp body first one way, then another, all
in hopes of finding some spark of life. It
was no use. His words of anguish fell on
ears that had been touched by death, and
the little head fell back as often as raised.
Such grief it has never been my lot to wit
ness before. lam a gruff man, but to save
my life I could not help crying a bit. I
thing there was something w*ong and am
not convinced that the accident yas un
avoidable. So far as I could see the boats
did not lessen their speed when they knew
they were in close quarters."
Mrs. J. C. Pruett, of Anacortes, who is
stopping temporarily at Fourth and
Spring streets, was one of the passengers
of the Premier who fortunately sustained
no injury. She said: "When the accident
occurred I was sitting down and hardly
felt more than a slight jar, and did not at
first realize that anything so terrible had
happened. We soon, however, knew our
danger, and there was many a white face
and trembling soul on board. The first
thing to be noticed was the chivalry of the
men. Their first thought was: 'Let ua
save the women first," for in the early
moments of the crash we did not know
whether the vessel would sink to the bot
tom or not. A fog certainly prevailed at
times during the trip, for the fog ho»n
could be heard blowing almost continu
ally. I cannot say that there was any fog
when we were transferred from the Pre
mier to the Willamette. Another thing
remarked by all was' the coolness of all
under the trying circumstances. Capt.
tiilboy, of the Premier, was cool
and collected and gave his orders
with precision. When the boats first
came together some of the crew of
the Premier jumped over to the Wdlam
ette, but Capt. (iilboy immediately com
manded the men to return to his vesv 1,
and they ail promptly obeyed. The suf
fering of the wounded was intense, but
little complaining was done. There was
not a piece of lint or particle of medicine
on board except a small bottle of arnica,
and of course there was no physician. As
soon as the tng Goliah came up we took a
vote, letting the wounded decide whether
we should go to F >rt Townseud or put out
for Seattle. They voted to come to Seat
tle, and we were ail satisiied. The most
pitiful thing I caw was the terrible men
tal agony of Mr. Wynkoop. As far ns we
cou'd see his wife did not s'lei a tear. She
seemed to b» holding up for the sake of
her hi sband, but if was not hard to see
that her heart was sorely pressed over
tne loss of their son. On board of the
crowded tu*r we were all near the bloody
dead, and it v. as see how used
we got to the terrible scenes."
Kuni*r»l Sermon oil Trnnyina.
Lo>"Oct. ft.—The Prince of Wales
will represent tho queen at the funeral of
Tennyson. According to promise, the
I<->M birhop t>f Winchester preached u,«
funeral sermon in Hasiemere church to
day. He referred to the de.vd poet Uure
a:« in eulogistic and feeling terras, i-,
thecoarseof the serruan the h *hopsaid:
"I »muM cail the deceased p;'e? an En
glish Theocritus rather than an Individ
ual. His completeness st-ems to m?. to fsr
surpass Wordsworth an.l to alrnosi match
Shakespeare. He was a* atronp as Byron
without any of Byron's cynics, and arro
gant disd»in.
tkM Oh i.Nortnsra Pae.Vra - >,l >.
the d»wf« •-■ 3 eomiorut, , routj L-tal
l.s i two Uirocifij t,« to a , M
»oriu!l 4alorm»iu»n e* . *» CitT , *
CO.-r.« " 1 i
ueA«»o® c *» too*®: .! foc4 . *
Dr. Hiil ftli. tseib wanoui p«.a.
SET Ymi ~ »*»
Pi. LI—I tl* teetii w.Uiout i*aia.
Today Occurs the Great-Edu
cational Parade at New York.
Wednesday s Legal
March of Troops Oorgeows Dlarplay
at Night—Beautifal Decoratloas.
NEW YORK* Oct &—{SpeclaLJ-Jn the
olden days, when the mariners struck
dint for light and when the iar-fat*ed At
lantis was' but a myth of the great endless
expanse of water which stretched eat into
measureless space, before Bran? had
sacrificed life on the altar of advanced
opinion, and before Galileo's sacr£egious
declaration that the earth moves around
the sun bad disturbed the innocence of
credulity, a philosopher dreamed ardream.
Dreams were omens in those - times,
omens portending good or ill, and the
lightest and wildest lancy of a ■g ill-less
brain had in it the thought of a God, the
prediction of omniscence.
This philosopher saw a great city in his
dreams. "The thundering heavens had
loaned it their lightning, the g<vls had
given their powers to man. A n*w Pio
metheus had arisen, and he had snatched
tram the heavens the powers of sotvnd and
of light, the powers of winged motion."
In this, the 400 th anniversary of
the discovery of "Atlantis,*' 1 thought it
appropriate to recall the prophecy.
YVhen, on October 12, the city of New
York will be ablaze with myriad gtbbes of
electric light from the Battery to Central
Park; when the touch of the ha*d that
marks the completion of tha Columbus
statue will tell a whole globe of the great
unveiling; when the winged messengers of
traffic of land and sea will herald the
lightning arrivals of thousands upon thou
sands who but few hours befojte had
oceans and continents to cross, the wild
dream of the philosopher will fintj itself
prosaic fact, and the tortures through
which thought broke a pathway will not
have been in uain.
New York's celebration will be in the
nature ot a five days' festival, beginning
October 8 and ending October 13, and each
of tbese days will be marked by events of
deep interest, growing to a climax of fes
tivity on October 12. j.
Monday, October 10,50,000 children and
students will be in line in the great- educa
tional parade. The public schools, the
normal, the colleges, the military academ
ies, the industrial and orphan homes will
all send delegations.
On Tuesday, October 11, the great naval
parade will take place. In all likelihood
the vessels will move up North as far
as Yonkers. All the men-of-war In the
North Atlantic squadron will take part.
Foreign vessels, the harbor tiKPU the
steamers, the yachts, all with banners fly
ing and with flags at every point of vant
age, will follow in the wake of tha great
Tuesday evening 6,000 singers belonging
to the Germsn-American societies of New
York will give a Columbian concert at the
Seventh Regiment armory.
Wednesday, October 12, will be a legal
holiday. When the sun rises on that day
it will be saluted by salvos of artillery
from the fort on Governor's island and
from tha old Central Park fort, at One
Hundred and Tenth street, near Seventh
avenue. The flags will be unfuridd from
the battery and tha city hall. . Everv
church bell in the city will respond to the
sound of tha oeniMqjß, and tha great day
will be ushered in With all the po&np due
so notable an anniversary. This'is the
day of the great military parade, (he day
of the unveiling of tha Columbu* statue
and of the great street illumination. In
J. One of the amh defiant, a How Broadway will look on the night of the great narada. A Th» ~m
parade. 5. Tha faravel float a Th« capitol float. 7. J. Q, A. Ward. S. ytuSmU. ChaaZaTk«
Columbus monument at tha Plaza, Central Park. *• caM *- a Tk *
the military parade will be the rnUitia of
New York state and of Connecticut, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, of Massachusetts
and of other states. The O. A. P.. will be
in line, with every post in the stase repre
sented; the Italian, Spanish, French and
German civic societies, the uniforjned se
cret societies, the volunteer firemen will
have full representations, and it is be
lieved that the parade will be fully fonr
miles in length. The roate will be
over that laid out for the gri»Ht float
parr.de in the evening. That is from the
Kattery up Broadway to Fourth avenue,
through Fourth avenue, wost to Washing
ton square, up Fifth avenue to Fourteenth
street, east to Fourth avenue, np to Sev
enteenth street, through to Fifth avenue
and up to Fifty-ninth street. These in the
presence of the vice president of the
United States, ex-prraidents. the cabinet,
governors, mayors and foreign
the Coiumbus statue pres«'»ted bv
the Italian citizens of New Yorfc. will be
formally unveiled. The great pz-rade of
in the evening will surpass \n inter
est th»» f.n<>st of the Veiled lViJpheft or
MaidtGras ceremonies in the \Vfst. It
* ill t»« along a route lighted from she Bat
te-y to Fifij-ninth street by myriad elec
tric lamps, strung in long arched rows,
while six massive, finely designed arches
w li span the junction points a;..ng the
route. I a this parade there will y# thirty
or more rloats, the most gorgeous ri which
V.i, be th.ise prepared bv the Elec
tric L aht Company and one entitled
Among the float* in the gr*&? parade
w.U be: "Group of Heralds," fCar of
Fame." "Prehistoric America,"
Pyramid and Sun Worshipers," ""Cortege
of Ferdinand aud Isabella," "Model of
Columbus' Caravel," "Car of Columbus,"
"Spirit of Liberty," "Model of Capitol,"
"Ship of State Columbus," "? rest of
America," "Car of Science," "\fusic,"
"i'octry and Literature," "Supremacy ct
American Women," "The Oceans and
There will be fireworks all along the
line of parade, and at Madison Square the
president and tha honored guests will
probably be placed for review.
Bnt the night parade will hate addi
tional features. Six thousand bicyclers
with machines brilliantly illuminated will
be In line. They will ha followed by
delegations from tha riding schools and
from the ciric societies, all in costumes
illustrating some epoch in the period that
has elapsed since the discovery of America.
On October U tha athletic tournament
will girs visitors an opportunity to visit
the great outlying parks, and in the even
ing of October 18 tha banquet to the prom*
inent guests will take place at the Metro
politan opera honsa. Among tha guests
will be President Harrison and cabinet,
the governors of all the states, the vice
president, ex-presidents, ex-rice presi
dents and mayors, foreign ministers, etc.
Each guest will be presented with a
medal struck in honor of tha occasion.
The designs for the floats, for the decora
tions and tha arches have been in the
hands of a committee which numbers
among its members Augustus St. Gaudens,
Richard M. Hunt, Stanford White, Will
iam M. Chase, Albert Bierstadt, Kenyon
Cox, Francis D. Millet, Louis 0. Tiffany,
J. Q. A. Ward, John La Farge and J. Louis
The legislature of Nfew York has appro
priated 150,000 for the celebration here, and
much more than this sum will be raised
by private subscription to defray the ex
penses incurred. The work of erecting
grand stands all along the line has already
begun, and these will be at City Hall park,
on both sides of South Fifth avenue, in
Washington, Union and Madison squares,
at the reservoir on Fifty-second street and
and st the plasa in Fifty-ninth street.
The old Essex troop will make its ap
pearance in the military parade bright in
its new uniform of blue frock coat, black
braid and yellow collar, white stockinet
trousers and high-top boots. As it is New
York's oldest military organization its ap
pearance is always an event of decided
The war department has detailed the
engineer corps from Willett's Point and
West Point, the cadets from West Point,
all the available troops from David's
Island, from Fort Adams, R. I.; from
Fort Meyer, Va.; from Fort Ontario, from
Plaits burg, from Fort Porter and Fort
The school celebrations all over the conn
try occur on the new date, October 21, and
the arrangements for the event are practi
cally completed. Francis Bellamy, chair
man of the executive committee of the
Columbian public school celebration, tells
me that every school in the land, from the
parish school in the tiniest hamlet to'the
high schools of the cities, will follow the
programme mapped out by the committee.
Thirteen million children will rise and
salute the American dag on the morn
ing of that day. Then will come in re
cital a pledge, in which the children
swear allegiance to the country and to the
dag. Original songs, an original ode and
an original oration, composed expressly
for the day by the best writers in the
country, will end the school celebration.
The great services on that day will be
those dedicating the World's fair build
ings in Chicago, but other American cities
will not be backward in their patriotism.
Baltimore will have a great celebration
and special services at the foot of the
Columbus monument, on the Beady asy
lum estate.
New Haven will dedicate its Columbus
monument on October 1L Tbe statue iq
the work of M. Buryens, of Ghent, from a
design by Richard Andrews, of the Boston
art normal school. The figure is eight
and one-half feet high, of bronxe, and will
cost about $17,000.
San Francisco is also arranging for a cel
ebration on the new date, October 2L
One of the gentlemen at the head of the
New York celebration told me that the
ceremonies in connection with past nota
ble anniversaries would pale into insignifi
cance beside those of October 2L The one
float prepared by the Edison Electrie
Lighting Company will he a world's marvel.
It Will illustrate the history of light from
the days of the phosphorescent wood to
the present, and will contain a great globe
of fire, picturing with wonderful effect th«
possibilities of electric lighting.
The prettiest of the arches will be that at
the cathedral, on Fifth avenue and Fiftieth
street. It will be surmounted, I under
stand, by an illuminated picture of Colum
bus in the attitude of devotion.
There is one thing which I believe de
serves special mention, and that is the
alacrity with which the German, the
French, the Italian and the Spanish soci
eties have responded to the appeal to as
sist in. the celebration. Their enthusiasm
has gone beyond mere offers. They have
all gone to their own exchequers, and
many thousands will be spent by them in
making their displays of special interest.
Ihe fund for the statue of Coiumbus,
which is to he unveiled on October 12, was
raised through the efforts of one of New
York's Italian newspapers, and the Cir
cuit) (oloa-Cervantes, the largest of the
societies of Spanish speaking residents in
New Y or,t city, mapped out a plan of cele
bration from which the committee re
ceived many valuable suggestions.
New York Arrayed la Kaleidoscopes of
Colors—Preparations for the Parade.
N*w YORK, Oct. 9.—Special Columbian
celebration services were held in most
churches toJay. The choirs in some of
the churches were assisted by orches
tras, and elaborate musical programmes
were given. All discourses had been pre
pared with special consideration tor the
children, so the youngest attendant couid
appreciate the important services.
This evening the Italian colony, under
the auspices of Minister Baron Fava, be
gan the Columbian celebration at Lenox
Lyceum with a concert and discourse by
Dr. Luigi Reverst on Columbus.
All day long there was a dense crowd on
Fifth avenue, Broadway and other im
portant streets viewing the decorations.
Flags and banners are streaming from ev
Rearing The End!
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IN thirty days everytrfng will be sold, and those who
have not already supplied themselves with dry goods
and household goods had better procure them at
» ' I;
once as it is now very noticeable to our customers how '
fast the goods are disappearing*. No matter how hard
the times are, if goods are marked cheap they can be
sold, and for these reasons we would advise you to come
soon and procure whatever you need, as we can undersell
every one doing business in Seattle today.
REMEMBER this is the last 30 days of the great
Chester Cleary store;
THR FINEST LINE OW CAN- 1 §~l |j | f
cry pole along the line of march of the
four big processions. Broadway is now a
kaleidoscope of changing colors. Large
office baiidings and hotels have been striv
ing to outdo each other in decorating. The
New York Life Insurance Company is
striving for the first prize. Between 900
and 1,000 incandescent electric lights will
cover the front of tne building in globes of
red, white and blue. An electric light star,
ten feet high, will surmount these decora
tions and beneath it "1492-1892" will ap
pear in electric light numbers. Besides
the illuminations the front and aides of
the building will be covered with 600
American flogs of various sixes, and
a portrait of Columbus, framed
in national colors and surmounted
by an American eagle, will hang over the
frontdoor. In addition to the big stands
at City Hall and in Union Square, Madi
son Square and Washington park, many
smaller ones have been put up. Beats on
all the stands will be free for the school
and college parade tomorrow. With the
exception of a few hundred seats already
sold, nothing else will be reserved. The
stands in Madison Square, City Hall park
and Union Bquare are free to women and
Superintendent Byrnes has arranged to
care for crooks during the celebration.
Orders were issued today to arreat all sus
picious characters at£ lock them up until
the celebration is over. Tomorrow the
secular order of the ceTebration will be
opened with the school and college pa
rade, with over 20.000 it» line. The paraiie
has occupied the attention of its promot
ers for weeks.
WAHHIMGTOH CXTT. Oct 9.— Owing to the
condition of Mrs. Harrison's health, the
president has concluded it to be out of his
power to participate in the event to which
he had been assigned in the Columbia cel
ebration in New York during the present
week. He has therefore requested Vice
President Morton to take his place. It is
possible that the president may make a
hurried trip to New York to review the
military procession on Wednesday, but
this has not been definitely determined.
add Columbus fete
Cathalle ChsrshH i'ralaa tha Maat.r or
the Holy Crass in America.
N«w Yo«*» Oct. 9.—ln all the churches
there was some token paid, even if but a
lew wntenr#! before the sermon,
regarding the great historical event.
In all cases the loved colors of the na
tional tlag furnishsd the groundwork fur
The st*fr spangled banner was the chief
o.mament. Wherever the sross of the
Roman Catholic church arose there was a
scene of festival and rejoicing, it was
their cross he planted on the
island where he first landed and the
great church umted in paying tribute to
him. Everywhere from the stately marbis
cathedral on Fifth avenue to the
humblest of mission chapels, wherever
the cross of Bome was raised there
was sung "To Deum Lanudamui"
and there was upreared a statute of the
great navigator who wrought so much and
gave all glory to God. The grandest ef
fects af music and illumination and
of prayers and hymna of praise
were spoken in honor of the greel
discovery. Somewhat of a new souni
sped today through the vaulted arches a
the great white marble cathedral—tin
sound of national airs played by a ma*
ter touch on the great organ, and th
orchestras were sung by 5,000 voices win
all the fervor of spirits high wrought If
the splendor of the solemn hip
mass and eloquent and fervid t«r
mon. The cathedral was beautifaty
decorated with national colors and tie
American shield in the sanctuary. Arck
bishop Corrigan presided at the sole**
high mass.
At old Trinity Rev. Dr. Steele preached
a sermon, in the course of which he said:
Among the thoughts suggested by tola duj,
the tint is one o! humiliation. Ae people w
arc disposed to brag and boast aa4
have inordinate confidence la our en
powers. But if we come to view thfsp
and pass Judgment free from self interests*
must say that as a rule our own things in
not the best. The productions of our skflM
labor are not always equal to those ef •»
older countries. The only things we Is*
any reaaon to boast of are thoee things,
duction of which we have nothing to.detMh,
namely, our national resources—the
of Ood. I feel I am not going out ot
way in sounding a note of warning lath*
press. 1 would warn thepreasof its poevt*
hold and guide publio opinion. Ido noI say,
tbla power has been Inst, but most surely Her*
is great daugor ot it How can ft be otbsMHe
when the press panders to tastes and is MMf
nised aa partisan in national clatter a f
At 8L Andrew's Episcopal chunk
evening. Rev. Dr. Vandewater ugmd
that it ia nonsense to dwell on the fsettk*
Columbus waa a Roman Catbolia. CotV*
bus lived at a time, said he, when he *»
obliged to be a member of the Roam
Catholic church, and that was all te*
waa to it.
At the Presbyterian chvrch Rev. H«T
Van Dyke denounced Columbus M In- >
moral, dishonest, and in effect as i»*
postor. He said.
It waa God who discovered Columbns
used him as an sgent in the dUcorery ef AW*
lea. It waa the King of kings who easws
the voyage to be made. It was
tat a that Columbus obtained money V
der false pretenses on at least en
occasion, but he was otherwise immoral a*
guilty of great cruelty, and responsible f«f • A
West Indian slave trade that marks a dark spa
in the history of the Old World.
At Fifty-ninth street and Eighth avens
today Italian workmen spent several how
in raising the shaft of the Columbus morn
ment. The shaft is twenty-seven f«
main height and will be surmounted by
heroic statue of Columbus.
The President of San Domingo Said •
Bars Offered Them for •100,000.
Caicaoo, Oct 9.—A Newt Washing**
City special says: A quesr story is tsM
by one of the World's fair commission*
who claims that he learned dttrM
a recent visit to the state depM**
ment that the remains of Cl"**'
pher Columbus had been offered
United States as security for a WM*
loan at 6 per cent Interest The offer J* 1
made by President Heureaur, of J®
Domingo. The commissioner states
although the proposition was that th*J
mains should be taken in security for P
loan. It is the general belief about •
state department that this was merely
delicate way of proposing an absolutes#
The proposition was rejected, as the «
thorities in Washington have no auth*
ity to make such purchases or loans.
t Hood's
go promptly and eSecta
•fly overcomes TMAt
as to conclusively I*®* 1
this medirtne "***
the week strung.*
Emerton, ft wett to*®
Mr. J. B. Kmarton.
complicated witnjiSJ^
n«4 EMser troubles. He took
NABDArABILLA and It g«T» rener»3
comlort He says : "i« le • u•■■... *:
to any one suffering as I din.

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