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NEW HAVEN CONN., TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1894 THE OAURINGTON PUBLISHINO CO. SOLDIERS BLOWN TO DEATH toma or rma aonxaa mutilated ik a aomaiaut mamwh. A CftiMoa af a Rotchklu Sapid Irlra ana Exploded While the Troop Were at ymeMee Wood flowed Through H Grass la Blvnlots. Vd Chioago, July 16. A oalteoo nttaoheVNo'llce officers, who were aeoused before to a Hotooklu rapid gun In charge of Batter F, Third United StHtes artillery, exploded at 1:M p. m. to-day on Grand Boulevard, near Oakwood Boulevard. Four TJufted States soldiers lost their lives, two wounded soldier are not ex pected to live; eight others were burned and struck with leaden and wooden missiles and half a dozen or mire civil ians were Injured. The killed are: Edward Doyle, can nonler, Beooud artillery, Battery 7, blown, from oslieon or ammunition chest, which exploded. Jeremiah Donovan, oannonler, same battery, blown from seat alongside of Doyle. Joseph Guller, farrier, troop B, Seventh United States oavalry, body riddled and torn by shot and pieces of gun carriage. Fred Llts, wheel horse driver, Battery F, Second artillery, body pierced by shot and wood, died at hospital. Mortally Wounded Martin O'Con. sell, cannonler. Battery F, Second ar tillery, body pleroed by fragments of wood, burned by powder. Sergeant Lider, same battery, similar Injuries to O'Connell, burned more seriously. Injured W. L Antls, bugler, Troop B, Seventh oavalry, right shoulder shat tered by shell, In weak condition, recov ery doubtful. J. W. Campbell, can nonler. Battery F, upper part of body burned. George Hoffman, sergeant same battery; chin partly shot away, Anthony Kane, cannonler, same bat tery, half of ear blown off. Driver Enke, Battery F, blown from his horse to ground and head hurt. Driver Pinowski, same battery, blown from his horse aoross the street; cut and bruised. . Cannonler Urquhart, same battery, f aoe and ueok burned by powder, right foot pierced by bullet.' Trooper Huyok, Seventh Cavalry, blown off his horse and rendered deaf; bruised and burned. Ralph . M. Byers, . boy, leg pierced by two bullets and blown off by rifle fell on grass plpt forty feet away.' Mrs. ' F. A. Howe.'fsoesna head out by flying glass while sitting at window; Mrs. S. C. , Griggs, knocked 'down by explosion, wrist and face cut by glass; unknown man and sister blown from buggy, man's nose broken, woman's face out. Another unknown woman was seen lying on the sidewalk, but the extent of her injuries oould not be lesMned as she left without waiting for mei Val attendance. At least 425, Of' worth of damage was done to the property or the residents on both sides of Grand Boulevord'for half a blook north of Oakwood boulevard. Houses in adjoining streets were also damaged, principally by broken win dows and door-glass. The troops were out for drill and ex ercise and were proceeding at a trot when the explosion took place. The ex plosion Is supposed to have been caused by a fuse on the caisson becoming ignit- ed by getting under a loose screw. The artillerymen received the brunt of the explosion. Donovan and Doyle were sitting on the caisson. Donovan was blown through the air over trees fifty feet high a distance of 500 feet, dropping on the Union stock yard tracks. Part of one leg was torn off. There was hardly a shred of clothing left on lils body and the mutilation was horrible. Doyle was hurled 300 feet. The man gled body came In contact with a high fence. Bight artillery horses were killed. The scene was flanked on each side by , the homes of wealthy residents. The ' place looked as if a battle bad occurred there, blood from man and beast, lying dead or wounded on the broad driveway and the grassy plots on each side, flowed in rivulets and mingled with heaps of blood-stained trappings and pieces of the oarriages. The soldiers who were unhurt hastened to the assist ance of the Injured and surgeons and police also flocked to the scene. The bodies' of the dead soldiers were carried to the morgue; she seriously in jured were removed to the hospitals, while those whose injuries were only slight were taken to the camp. BICYCLE AGAINST UORUB, A Six Days' Kaoe Opened at Manhattan Held. New Tork, July 16. A six days' race to determine the Question of superior ity between bicycle and horse was be gun to-day at Manhattan Field.'1 The contestants were Albert' Shock,' the champion long distance bicycle rider of the world, and Jack Prince of Wash ington, holder of the TJ-hour record, against Horsemen Henry Brennlnger, riding master of the Fifth Avenue Rid ing academy, and Jack Alexander, a southern rider. There will be twelve hours racing eaoh day, the horses relayed at the end of each two miles, and the cyclers to ' relieve each other' every hour. Alex ander and Shook were the first contest ants.' The first mile was a dead heat, the time being l:48tt. At the end of the second mile Alexander gave an exhibi tion of changing horses which would do credit to the old time pony express riders. Shock, made an effort to- keep up with the horse and at the end of the , third mile wag an eighth of a mile behind, tFCLAra HEMiosa. Uo OItm m tUaaoaa 111 Hiwlth-Chergee Agniuat OAoers. Ntw York, July 16. Folic Commis sioner John MoClsve Mtit Id hit reslg. nation to Mayor Ollroy this afternoon, assigning 111 health as ths reason. Superintendent Byrnes to-day pre ferred charges against the following vV Lexow committee; , mptsdn Michael Donerty or the Leon- tain Michael Dot ureet, squad, Patrolman John Hock of i. Mulberry street station, Fatrol- manwrnard Meehan of the East Blghf&jrhth, street station and Pa trolmav VeuUeh Levy of the Klngs brtdge sy lj Hock and Meehan were ward dettf&Ves under Captain Doheriy when he was in command of the Fifth Street station. Levy was formerly wardman under Captain Cortrtght In the Eldrldge street station. The oharges which were prepared by Assistant District Attorney Wel'.man prefer neglect of duty, conduct unbe coming an officer, conduct Injurious to the peace and welfare and commit ting "legal offenoes." The charges were submitted to President Martin and Com missioner Murray at noon. Mr. Martin approved them and the trials of the ac cused officers were set for July 19. The cothplainant In all the oases is Augusta Thorow, who was a witness before the Lexow oommlttee. The mayor accepted McClave's resig nation and appointed General Mlohael Kerwln, a veteran of the civil war, a republican, as polloe commissioner. ants. UAlzrbAV xo Zlra. The Governor Commute. Her Death Sen tence to Imprisonment for Life. Albany, K. T., July 16. Governor Flower to-day commuted the sentence of death passed upon Elizabeth Halll day to Imprisonment for life, and filed the following memorandum: "The defense was insanity, and the evidence to establish it was very strong. Dr. Selden H. Talcott, medical super intendent of the Mlddletown state hos pital, and Dr. Henry E. Allison, 'medi cal superintendent of the Matteawan state hospital, both of them -men of great experience, testified that she had at different times some years before the homicide been under their charge as an insane patient, at which times she was unquestionably Insane, and that they had no doubt that she was insane at the time of the homicide. "Three' commissioners appointed since the trial have after a careful ex amination filed their report stating that in their opinion she is Insane. "Under these circumstances I do not think her a fit subject for the death penalty. It will be niuoh safer to commute the senteooe to life imprison ment.' : Canard Line Makes a Cut. New Tork, July 16. The Cunard line has to-day announced a reduction of Its steerage to or from Liverpool. Queenstown or Glasgow and this port to $12. The cut' announced to-day mere ly .meets the cut rate made by othei regular lines outside of the continental companies. The present rate war was begun about a month ago. It Is expect ed that there will be a great increase in Immigration and but little, If any, In the numbers coming into the country. HI Skull Wh Crushed. Springfield, July 16. Sylvester Visco, aged thirty-three, jumped from a Bos ton ana Maine baggage car between Chicopee and Willimansett to-night and sirucK on nis head, smashing: his skull. He died in about three-quarters of an nour. tie was being taken from the FIttsneld Jail, to which he had been sen. tenced for three months for illegal 11 quor selling in North Adams, to the in sane asylum at Northampton. He had attempted suicide before. ON THE BAIL FXXU.D. At Cincinnati Cleveland 00800050 1 9 Ulnclnnaa 010000000-1 Hits Cleveland 12. Olnolnrmtt Kr-ni.. uieveiana u. Cincinnati . uatteriea Tmmi t,-nA 1 T) .. J V 1. . . At Chioago Louisville lOallKnn n Chioago 2100003 0-10 Hits Louisville 14. Chlratrn 1ft w . rt Louisville. Chicago 4. Butteries Hemmlni and Grim; Griffith and Elttredge. At Philadelphia Philadelphia, ooostosoo-e DOtiwn UUUUUOZ0O 2 Hits PtallHilelnhift IB Ttnrtnn ft Hi .raiiaaeiDDia u. rjoacon u. mttnviM Hum.. anil T..ill . Cll J T, 1 At St. Louis Pittsburg 000100062-6 St. Louis 80080401 x-11 Hits Pittsbur 7. St. Louie IB. HVrnm- Pittahurr 2. St. Louis ?. TfertartM iriiian Colcolousrh and Muck: Bre1t.amir.ain .J iwinenam. DROPPED FZAT OST BIS TA.CS. Fete Hnher floored Frank Craig t7 Blow on the Throat. - Boston, July 16. A surprised crowd filled Musio hall to-night when Peter Maher and Frank Craig met to box ten rounds for gate money. Maher was the heavier by twenty pounds and ap parently not in first-class condition, while Craig was sleek and finely trained. When the first round opened Craig led with his left, catching Maher on the face, following with a heavy right on the jaw that staggered him. Maher oountered lightly and then a mix-un followed in which Craig had the best of it. In the seoond round Craig rushed at Maher, forcing the latter to the ropes and tried to get in several swings on Maher's body, but the latter cleverlv stopped him. Maher suooeeded In land ing some short-arm Jabs In a-clinch that followed. At last Craig duoked to escsroe a blow when Maher caught him around the neok with his left, holding him as in a vise, and stepping back a little drove a right upper out with terriflo foroe on Craig's throat. The latter dropped to the floor flat on his face and being un able to answer the call of time was counted out. There was great excitement when the result was reaUxed, ;-t. ,: YALE DEFEATED BY OXFORD TUB. J HACK WAI TOO KB AVI MOM XUX AMBB1CAX TEAM, While Laboring Under Disadvantages the TelMlaae Put Up Strong Work Sbet don's Strong Work Spectators Scared by the Vale Veil. London, July It. The oraok athletes of Oxford triumphed over the ebam plons of Yale at the Queen's, olub, West Kensington, to-day, after a sensational tournament In whlob the Yale boys, although beaten, were by no means dis graced. Rain poured down almost uneeasing- ly from noon until the program was more than half decided, and the sodden omdlilou of the track and In-Held played havoe with the form of the Americans. The Yale men are but little aooustomed to heavy going, while the Oxford racks have been Inured to aUttaxCmnpaerio treaki during theeaetyi ajrilng campaign. Had Jupi ter Pluvlus held aloof the lndlostlons are that the result would hare been win, or at the worst a tie, for the Amer icans. As It was if Wood hull had run up to his form in the half mile the match would have resulted in a tie, with four and a half wins to the credit of each team. The arrangements in side the grounds were excellent. As a prelude to the day's sport the band struck up "Rule Britannia," and the numbers of the first event were hoisted on the telegraph board. The first olang of the clerk's bell was the signal for a bucz of exoitement, and each sprinter who trotted past to his mark received an ovation. When the American pair appeared the band played "Yankee Doodle" to an accom paniment of war whoops very suggest ive oi the campus at New Haven. Oxford drew tint blood in the 100- yard dash, which Ashley Pond, jr., of Yale was supposed to have at his meroy, The Detroit boy was all at sea on the soft track and oould not ore at the paoe set by G. Jordan and C. B. Fry of Ox ford. The latter got over tfte ground in fine style and finished too fast for Jor dan, whom he led by about half a yard at the tape. A similar distance sepa rated Jordan and 8anf ord. The jubilation of Oxford was short lived as W. O. Hlokok and A. J. Brown of Yale out-olassed N. W.Bobertson.th English intercollegiate oraok, in the hammer throw. Hiokok favored his weak knee so much that ha fouled the cirole three times. - Be gave the assem bled American a big scare, bat made ample amends soon after by hurling the missile 110 feet, 6 inohes. In the Yale seoond string A. J. Brown beat Robert- son a yard for seoond place. Hiokok's winning performance was almost fifteen feet behind his best record at the game, aud would not have earned a place at the American intercollegiate champion ship. Yale's colors fluttered uneasily as the hurdle racers crossed the infield to the starting point on the back stretch. Tak ing time as a standard, E. A Cady had the pace of bis rivals, and some fancy odds were laid on the American Inter collegiate champion. He flattered his admirers for a time, but could not shako off Oakley of Oxford. The latter got away slowly, but came with a rush half way through and won cleverly by yard. Cady struok the last obstacle and came to grief, leaving D. B, Hatch to finish seoond. This event was the turning point of the contest, . but the Yale men struggled on with unflinching courage, relying on the effect of the dogged perseveranoe that is sometimes miscalled "Yale luck." There were three track events remain ing and it was not unreasonable to hope that the American nag would be hoisted at least once. Sanford went for all he was worth to capture the quarter mile. but he had not speed enough to stall off Jordan's challenge in the stretch sTnd the English intercollegiate champion won by two yards. Fresh courage fired the American contingent when the stars and stripes were seen fluttering aloft in the infield, and the soothing news was wafted to them that L. P. Sheldon of Yale had beaten C. B. Fry, the part holder of the world's record for the broad jump. The defeat of Fry was probably the greatest upset of the day, particularly as his sprinting in the dash had shown him to be In exceptional form. Con sldering the state of the ground it was something unusual to find three men clearing over twenty-two feet,: while Sheldon's jump was a little short of marvelous, under the circumstances. He went within a quarter of an Inch of tieing the American record. ' The shot putting further Increased the Yale score.as A. F. Mallng, the Oxford oham- pion, had not a ghost of a chance agalns such a pair of experts as Hlokok and Brown. The came the oruelal test With two events remaining Yale had scored three wins to Oxford's four, and the Ameri can colony could figure anyone but Woodhull winner of the 880 yards run. The good thing was hopelessly beaten and the Oxrord racer, W.H. Grecnhow, Exeter, and F. W. Rathbone, New.had the finish between thtmlTl Is gavt Ox ford her fifth win and settled the ques tion at issue. Sheldon was again a tower of strength, in the high jump, and went within a most tantalising margin of winning, without actually doing the trick. ' . ; r . E. D. Swanwlck, the Bug-Dsn interocl- leglate champion, 'was said to fear nb one but 3.A. Cady.The latter was in dif ficulties after clearing 5 feet 74 Inches. Sheldon got an inch higher, but there he and Swanwlck stuck. Extra jumps failed to solve the problem, aud as Ox ford's Win of the half mile had taken away Yale's last chance the tie was al lowed to stand. , The Kensington flag pole In the cen ter of the field floated the stars and stripes and the union Jack. The re served seats. for Yale visitors w ro also decorated with the American ooVs,and wait shown lo the American lowers. ul their ful - Fry's victor lu the opening event wu' greeted with shouts of applaustf by the natives present, but the Americans had an Inning soon after, and rhy woke the echoes when Hlokok toserd the ham mer to victory. Cady started splendidly In the hur dles, but fell earlier In the raoe than was at first reported. Hatch led up to tne last nurale, where Oakley shot past. Hiiuyara started on a paoe-msklng mis slon for Oreenhow the mlle.but More land saw through the game and stuck to the first string. Oreenhow left him at the half and won in a romp amid tremendous cheering from the British ers. Sheldon turned out for the jumps with a piaster on bis kneet Hie perform anoes unoer uie etrcumstances were highly creditable. Hatch was not at his best and failed to "take or' with any sucoess. The quarter mile was one of the star events of ths day. Jordan led for a furlong, when Sanford raced past and wont for the top oorner at sprinting speed. Jordan kaad his knowledge of that in k to advantage and nursed him self to ths stretch and gradually wore down the Yale man. The winner was worn out and dropped into C. N. Jack son's arms after crossing the line. When Sheldon made his big frtt In the broad Jump the Yale contingent got to gether and let off one of their historic "Ban-rah-rah" yells. The uninitiated spectators were badly scared at first, but soon grasped the situation and enjoyed It heartily. The finish of the SM-yard run, which gave the victory to Oxford, was signal ised by a scene of wild welcome. The Oxonians made m rush for Oreenhow snd carried him shoulder-high to the pavilion. The oonsensus of opinion among the experts was that the Yale men were In sufficiently trained. Yale was strongly represented among the onlookers by C, W. Colgate; Russell Colgate, Sherman Hall. Dr. Tuttle, C. V. Hopkins, L. Mc- Kee, D. MeKee, G. N. Morgan, C. H. George, A. W. Ludke, R. T. Crane. R. Diokey and A I Moore. Oxford and Cambridge were also present in force, beaded by W. E. Lotyene of Cam bridge, the famous mtler, who defeated Greonhow mat March. Ths dinner tendered to the Americans after roe games was a. rather late func tion, owing to the delays at the scene or cne tournament, Tne chair was taken at : by Sir JUebard Webster. He was supported by tie American embassador, Thomas F. Bayard, Among ths guests were W. X. Lutyens, the Cambridge champion, C. E. Fry, Consul General P. A Collins, Sir John Astley, Guy and Vivian Klckalls, the famous scullers, C. H. SherriU and M. Van lagen. Expressions of regret at bains; una ble to attend were received from the Maharrajah of Ciitch-Bnhar. the Karl of Londesboro, Lord Chief Justice Hue sell, W. K. Vanderbllt, George Gould and several other prominent American and English citizens. The queen and President Cleveland were toasted to an accompaniment of enthusiastic cheers, with the Yale yell as auolrmax, Sir Rlohard Webster in proposing the health of the Yale men said he never saw a finer body of athletes or a team mere oordially welcomed, and he ex pressed a hope that to-day s tourna ment Is only the precursor of many such elevating contests. W. O. Hlckok re sponded for the Yale team. Ex-Commo dore Greenfell toasted the Oxonians. C. B. Fry replied. Mr. Greenfell then throw some ora torical , bouquets at "Our American Cousins" and Ambassador Bayard paid him back In kind and said he felt proud to see the Sags of the two great nations side by side and their sons pitted together In friendly combat Such International tourneys, be said. promoted union and should he encour aged in every way as adjuncts to the welfare of humanity. After the first toast at the dinner Sir iRichard Webster presented the medals to the winners. In giving Cap tain Hlckok medals Sir Richard said: aii tne atnietes or England are graierui to you lor Dtinging over such fine team." In toasting the Yale team Sir Richard said that if they had been successful the old country would not have be grudged them all the honors, as Eng lishmen regarded them as of the same flesh and blood. Such competitions aroused some of the best feelings of humanity and bore good effects in the after life of every competitor. He did not doubt that he himself was remem bered more gratefully at Cambridge be cause he had won the one mile foot race than because he had taken a re spectable degree. He felt convinced he would hear some time of the young men before him In the senate, or house of representatives or white house. (Loud cheers.) Sheldon of the Yale team proposed the health of the Oxonians. When he closed his speech the room was shaken with the Yale yell, which so delighted the company that all oalled for a repe tition cf it. The yell was given again with a will. Fry of Oxford in his reply said that he had hardly expected Oxford's suc cess. . He had never before contested with such agreeable opponents. . London, July 71. The Graphic says. In, a leader on the Oxford-Yale games, that Oxford had the advantage of a large number of athletes to choose from. The writer expresses the hope that to day's meeting is but the first of many. The Dally News says: "The meet ing, was a genuine success. The Yale men will not have cause to regret their visit They were actuated by a thor oughly sportsmanlike spirit in coming and .their presence, was very wel come." .. The Standard says: "Oakley., per haps, owed his sucoess at the hurdles to Cody's fall. The weather and the strange surroundings probably put the Aner(cans at some disadvantage, but nothing occurred to discourage Ameri can universities from -repeating this spirited experiment? Yale alwavs will In foot every courtesy be sure of a hearty wetoomeVV . ENDORSED THE PRESIDES WUEKA TOT M WA TAKKX TH B SOUS , wane rxw asd rAinr. PopaHst flaree Oppoeed the RoeolaUon end Said That Some lUpubltoane Illd Net Care so Approve the Arts of the AdntlaletratloB, Washington, July 16, In the house Uvdiiy Mr. McCreary offered the follow. lug rotoluttoni Kesolved, That the bouse of rnpre- sentstlves endorses ths prompt snd vigorous efforts of ths president and his administration to suppress lawlessness, restore order and prevent Improper In terfereuce with (be euforoement of the laws of ths United States aud with the Waurportatlon of the malls of the United States sad with Interstate oom merce, snd pledges the president hearty support, and deems the sucoess whloh has already attended his efforts as osuse for publlo aud general congratulation Mr. Fence, pop. , Colorado, said the res olution went further than be thought the republican side of the boute.at least, were desirous of going In approval of the ad' ministration. It might be that the time would ooms when there would be such a conlllot between striking laborers and their employers that it would be neces sary to oall ont the strongest arm of the government to restore order. But the people would never agree that the man who oalled out the injunctions, who ordered the Indlotment of the strikers and who directed the military should be a director and stockholder In the cor porations affected. This resolution went further than Indorsing the president; it approved everything done by all the members of the administration. Mr. Pence asked if there was a demo crat on the floor who approved the ac tion of the attorney general, who, when he found it necessary to employ special-assistant attorney in Chioago, selected the attorney of the railroads for that position, But If there were suoh there were members on the floor who did not believe that the attorney of trusts should occupy the position of attorney general, as was the oase at present. Mr. Bland, dem., of Missouri, said that he had no sympathy with the men who violated law, destroyed property or en gaged In riot, but ha did not believe In the calling out of the military under pretended exercise of authority. He stood as a democrat In favor of the rights of all the people. He protested against the setting aside of the'power and forces of the state" by federal troops; he protested against the Issue of blanket Injunctions by federal courts, It the country was to be maintained It was to be malntsflned by the recognition of the rights of the states and the fed eral government alike. The resolution was advocated by Messrs. McCreary and Catohings, dem. of Mississippi. The latter said there was no place In the broad oeuntry where the federal troops might not go In the performance of their duty to en force the laws of the land No one had pointed out in any respect wherein the president in hie recent action had con travened any statute, on the books, and speaking not only as a representative but also as a lawyer, he said the presi dent had commended himself to every lover of his oountry. Mr. Pence and Mr. Hopkins, rep., of Illinois, made efforts to secure an ex tension of thetime for debate, but unan lmous consent was refused. Efforts were also made on the passage of the resolution to secure a vote by yeas and nays, but they were refused. On the adoption of the resolution there was virtually v unanimous yea, the noes oeing tew ana rami. CLOSX TEXXIS WORK. Darkness Stopped the Contest Between Taylor and Hamilton. New York, July 16. There were two or three excellent oontests In the open handicap tennis tournament of the Knickerbocker Tennis club, which was continued here to-day. One contest, a decidedly close ma'ch between Arthur Taylor of the West Side club and Hamilton of tne Knickerbocker, was stopped by darknuts, each player hav lng scored a set. Little Hague of th East Orange Ten nis club played some strokes against Alfred Taylor and won an Interesting contest in two straight sots. Hague is looming up' as' a dangerous compet itor for first prize. The Craigln-Paret contest attracted most attention on account of the olose- ness of the score. Paret lost the first set and won the seoond. Both players seemed afraid to hit hard in the third, but Craigin secured a lead of 8-0. Then Cralgln went to pieces, allowing Paret to win six straight games and the match. OWN TBEIR PARENTS' BOD1XS. A Maryland Court Decides Against a Jew ish Cemetery. Baltimore, Md., July 16. The oase of Jacob and Henry . Herman, who wished to remove the bodies of their parents from thsoemetery of the Shearith Israel congregation,' but were prevented by the claim of the latter organization on the plea that such a removal would be oontrary to the Jewish faith, has been deoided by Judge Dennis in favor of the Herman brothers. The court held that the right of the Messrs. Herman to the custody and possession of the bodies of their parents was a sort of property which a oourt of ebuity would respeot andenforoe;' : Death of Hire. Ball. One of the oldest members of the Dwight Place . Congregational church, Mrs. Lorinda Hall, .widow of Kelson Hall, who died about seven years ago, died early this morning at her late resi dence, 111 Edgewood avenue. She was eighty-six years', and four months old, and all her life, had been a most devout Christian and was of a most charitable and lovable disposition. She had a large oirele of friends who will be deep. It trritHroA tn 1n AmJ-v. ' bay a hot aaar Koxuriao, fUpebUeaa Coafereee Bave Hoi Baas Asked In Cenraranoe. Washington, July Ih-The republloan conferees have not yet been notified when they will be Invited to BtartfclpaU In the discussion of the eejsAn oommlttee. General Wilson of Vast Vlr gtnla Informed a member of ths bouse on Saturday lust, who desired Is leave the city for a few days, that bis pres ence at the eapttol would sot BP needed before Wednesday ot this week, then. One of the many rumors this saornlng had It that the democratic members bave practically agreed to agree, this action being broaght about by the bouse conferees withdrawing their op position to the senate sugar schedule, The presence In ths city of ex-Oovernor Russell of Massachusetts Is said have had considerable Influence bringing this about This rumor could not be officially confirmed. An lacnraaoe Swindler. Hartford, July 18. yivestv J. Kler- nsn ,of Ellzebetn, N. J., has swindled the Orient Imuran oe oompany of this city. He insured the plaat of the Williams Jt Clark Fertilising oompany at Carteret, whloh was husoed last Wednesday, for 80.600. placwd in dif ferent oompanles. When tha claims were presented to the oomptnTk offloee in mew xnrit it was discovered that no sucb policies had been reoorded. This led to on investigation, sod it was found tbat Klernau bad written the polioies and collected the premiums at higher rates, but bad reported to Uie main offices of the insnranse aimu ntes that he placed risks on unveiling nouses in uuzaoetn, and had remitted premiums at a very low rats. Serious Wreck at FalrfioSeV .Bridgeport, uonn., juiy 10.a ser ious freight wreok which stoppped all traffio at this point occurred at t o'clock to-night on the Cunwollda ted road at Fairfield. An eastbound freight train, whloh was in charge 'of Conduc tor Touoey, left the track just after passing over a nlghaV bridge near the Fairfield dopot. A Jeurncl of one of the box cars had brok, and whet this ca? struck the bridge It sauced a de railment ef several cats which w following, 'i his S'.-iUn f ihe train was thro vn over ncsoss the tra and the road was bluet.;. The ilh Edge and the Bobicii sal Albany owmisus soon carcj along and the paescngu' were transferred toanorior tratn Walcli was made up on 'bis aids t Hie w?e-k. Thomas Murrty, a brakeuwn on tl freight, had one oT his ank'-ra' broken by being thrown off k, ear. He i brought to the general hospital la this city and his Injuries attended to. wrecking train went to the scene the wreak and began work of clearing the track, which was blocked for five hours. JOXAiHAX KDWARfi iSjBAD. . fle Was Member of an Old Ka-w J gland Family. Boston, July 16. Rev. Jonathan Id wards, pastor of the Congregational ohuroh of WeUesley Hills, died this morning of heart disease. Mr. Edwards was of the old New England Edwards family. He was the sen of Rev. Dr Jiii'.li Edwards, an early president of the Andover theolog ical seminary. Hi was born at Ando ver, Mass.. July 17, 1820, was a graduate of Phillips academy and of the class of 1S10, Yale university. He was ordained In 1843. He wad the first pastor of Plv-nouth church of RiM-l ester, N. Y., an5 arierwnrd pastor i'f the Congregational ohuroh at Dud- ham. Mi ks. On aevjun: of ill-health early m -he seventies lis went to Colo- rauo ernngs, ana wnue there he ac cepted the first proMldoncy of Colorado :ollei;e, which was being organized at that tlme.and resigning In 1874, he came lo Wc'.esley Hills. BZTTE BTBBON XEETIXW. New Track of the Groses Point Drtvhw Club Dedloated. Detroit, July 16. The new track ef the driving club at Orosse Point was dedloated to-day, the occasion being the opening of the blue ribbon meetinx. The weather was perfect, but .the sew track was fully two seconds slow. The racing was good. The first race was an easy vioterv for Buoyrus, who was a hot favorite in the betting. In the seoond raoe Clay Hon- tas pusnea tne iavonte, ttubenstein. in the first heat, but the latter had a walk away in the following heats. In the third raoe every heat ended ' with a driving finish and was won by less thai a neok. Sixty-six. the hot favorite, was taken sick after the third heat and was drawn. ITXX RACE TBE PECK. Steamers City of Lawell and Richard reck to Try Conclusions. jvorwion, conn., July is. it is re ported around the docks here that the new twin sorew steamer CHy of Lowell, of the Norwioh line, will try oonolusions with the steamer Rlohard Peck of the New Haven Steamboaf company, which holds the reputation of being the fastest steamer of the Long Island Sound fleet. The steamer City of Lowell has been en ths line only a short time, and Is in good condition, Her bottom was oleaned while in New York, a few days ago, and this is one of the indications of the raoe. The offloers of the Norwich 11ns will not say anything about the reported paoe, and it is evident that they are endeav oring to keep the matter as quiet as pos sible.' The offloers ef the City of LeweU say that the Peck is getting into trim, and it is thought in this o(ty that the question of which u the fastest boat will be determined soon. Probably ths two steamers will meet seme night this weak in the sound and will speed away ti SHOT DOWN FROM AMBUSH. i xeoao mjxbui wmmm rovtJkt MVBDBKBB BT TffJB SVKXKUS. Whan They Came From the Mama WareVanrad at Them ma Wt nays Tea Bodies Were riehed Cp-reapl Are Tame srlahen. mrmtngham, Als. Jwty 1V About p. in. s large body of man armed wit Winchesters was discovered near BVopt, No. I of the Tan ns sees Coal, Iron and Railroad sompaay, seven ml las fjora hers. It wss at she hour when ths man at work at ths mines oams rat. Ths men st work were negroes who had taken the plaoes of the striken, sod tha men with Winchesters were strtkata and. their sympathisers. As the negroes eame out ths sites ess, who were squatting behind bnattss, and fauoas, opened firs. Several huxai tired shots were fired bef osw ths stoCkeri scattered. Guards stationed around thg mine returned the Ore. The nsnsltlr are: D. W.Tleroe, white guard, killed) negro miner, name unknown, killed. One ot the strikers named De Flors wag fatally wounded. Several sn both sides were wounded. The tea military camps nsae wtsluh kadi been sent bare from other erttss for ar week on account sf the tailroad strfka, had been ordered home last iaaghvrhi afternoon the Montgomery companies' wems stopped so route sod tamed back, All ths others win be here In the morn lng for duty at the minlBg oamps. Thd sntntng strike has been on si ace the mjde die of April, and the feeling la axowtaxg bitter, being accentuated by ths rail road strike. The attack this artac-nooo followed hi less than two hours after ths dismrture of the troops. Ths nsgroea; scaStered In all directions whsn flrad una. Another battle was foturht at ahfia No. 4 simultaneously with that at No. t, and the total dead ranches six, with at least a soars wounded. Another mob ot strikers ambashedl those near the month of No. 4 whan the negroes osme in box oars. The train was guarded by deputies placed in the oar aud on the engine. Ths train had proceeded but a short distance from the mine when the ambushed party opened Ore. The deputies returned the volley with vigor, and In a short time the mob Bogan its retreat toward Center Point Fosses of scours were hastily formed in tha vicinity of the mines and ths work of . searching for the dead and wounded was entered upon. Ths mb ers made their esoape, eatnept those an able to walk from their wounds. Ten bodies were ptoked up, of which six , ire Bfeless. Many wounded were helped away by their comrades. George Campbell, negro, had his leg broken, and a bullet passed through his coin. He says the strikers came on him af ter he was shot down, heat and kicked him and then fired ths bullet through his face. The dead Were brought to) Birmingham. Great excitement ppsssils bare tha s treses being crowded with terror stricken people. Every precaution had been taken to guard the mines against further attaoks. The Third regiment has been ordered Into eamp here and) anogeiner there wll be Dv handrea troops in the vicinity by morning. txet rxu aajjrD by dxbs. Aetion Taken hy tha Striker-Will Dayea Heathoote. Chioago, July 10. President Debs ot the American Ballway union, still claims to be certain of oomingout ahead in his fight with the roods. Directors Ooodwin and Hogan, of she union, left t -dny to begin the work of organising the men in the northwest sod the conn try west of the Mississippi. There are now eight organisers out. When shown a dispatoh stating that Mr. Heathoote, leader of the PiUmad strike, had asked him to oall off the strike, Mr. Debs denied ii flatly, "The Pullman strikers are Just as firm si ever," he said. "They have no Intend tion of getting back to work." Debs asserted that within fortyslgha hours he would have the Book Island road iu as bad shape as ever. PuHman, IU., July II. Chairman Heatheote's Interview published in Cnl cago papers has oreated intense feeling among the Pullman strikers. Meeting after saeetlng was held to-day and to night to dlsouss the attitude of thd chairman, and the stlaM were ubonlv mous in repudiating the statements) made. At a meeting of the general strike commltteee to-night resolutions were adopted denouncing the state4 ments made as false and' unauthorised Official action will be taken by the eom- mlttae to-morrow, when it is likely that. Heathcote will be deposed. Two thousand strikers to-night voted to stand firm for Debs and the osAiie, Chairman Heathcote address el the meeting and denounoed the newspapers, but made little Impression on the crowd. Illinois Central and Michigan Central switchmen met at Kensington to night and resolved to stand by Dsbs acid thd strikers. Veil Down an AoAaaknent. Woodbury. July H, James BaJaon, colored oeeo. who was employed by party from Bridgeport camping out hers, fell down a steep embankment! here thta morning and was tstatty in Jured. . Be was sbrQNteur rsars of agd and leaves a family kvins- In B)dd)cea port Ths remains wars seat to thai city thin afternoon. Who PtoS Bnehtfaj iu. Waehlnawan, D a. Jm isV-ttfcs paras tlfwr nf Tfri nannts sITTsst. tsto sUnswriim to tan TJtsxt snsftittng sat, and there as mains' tooir tha poBtBmMVB- ISattsm xsl if ether, ,i