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NEW HAVEN CONN.. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1804 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. FAMILIES ARE CREMATED tBMmm wni wirxjo oxrr or zx uxmnem axroxxat pikes. ullii4l of People War Burned to P rh at Hlnkley th Bodies Are Balm PUe4 la tha Oirnr Tart Those Who Escaped with Their Lire. Hare Neither Veed Xer Homes Anything Like an Es timate of tiva Lou I Imposslble-A Mlu-Mae-Took to HtU Top and When the jlre Fseaed Over Ba Himself Surrounded by Hundreds ot Dead. Pro Oltr. Sept 1 Three towns, pinkie-. Mission Creek and Pokegama, )l In aahaa to-night. The vast valley between the Kettle river and Cross fcaks Is MA waste, including several irfllacea and settlements. Besides the lowna that were reduced to ashes farms per ewapt elean by tie flames. The forest as still burnlnc fleroety and rata t rsqutrsd to drown the flree that kreaweaptna; over a vast region. Whole fsmllU hawa been cremated. In boom lnstanoea only one or two men escaped from a neighborhood to UI1 of the destruction. They saved their Uvea by running to a email lake or hldlnar In potato fields. The dead are being picked up by the score and braarht here. Searching parties are penetrating the burnhig dlstrict,but And only the charred remains 01 me inntu Itanta. Conservative reports to-night plane tha total number of killed In the fires at 800 at least, with tne total num ber of wounded at as many more, a number of whom will die. Nothing like complete lists of the dead or Injured axe obtainable at this hour. One hundred and forty-three charred bodies have been recovered at Hlnkley and forty-five at Sandstone. The people from Hlnkley and Mis ston Creek who escaped with their Uvea are destitute, having neither homes nor food. A relief train from St Paul arrived at 8 p. m. with 2,400 loaves of bread, clothing, hospital supplies and a large delegation of St. Paul citizens. At White Bear Lake $400 was subscribed and thvea carloads of supplies were procured by the time the train arrived here. Anything Uk an estimate of the. loss )s impossible. The fire extends Jrom Pine City as far wast as Carlton and Kutledge, sweeping everything In its path. Rev. P. Knudson; a Presbyterian minister of Hlnkley, tells a graphic story, of the fire which swept down on the town." He says over 200 of those who perished in the flames might have been saved had they kept away from the river. The people lost their heads and stampeded trying to escape by teams and saddle horses. Knudson took a hill top, and when the fire passed over found Himself in a charred desert. surrounded by hundreds of dead, while those who survived were far from help . ana witn notmng to eat or drink. ' At Hlnkley the bodies are being piled in the graveyard and will be buried as soon as possible. Every effort is made to identify the dead bodies. There are 600 homeless people in Pine city. Bit ATS FXGMTOFA WOMAN. She Straggled Hard to gave Her Life and That of Her Baby. Minneapolis, Sept. 2. The first train over the St Paul and Minneapolis road from the burned district near Hlnkley reached Minneapolis at 12:45 this after noon. There were a dozen persons on board, including Mrs. Lawrence, the only one of the passengers on the limit ed which started Saturday afternoon from Duluth who has yet reached Min neapolis. The other passengers were those who went up on the limited yes terday afternoon from this end of the line and finding they could go no fur ther stopped at Pine City and returned to Minneapolis on the first train. Mrs. Lawrence Bays the first evidence of the fire was noticeable about ten miles north of Hlnkley, when the air became almost suffocating. One mile norm or Hlnkley a number of persons, Mrs. Lawrence estimates the number at fifty.rushed toward the train.scream lng frantically. The engineer, seeing tne aanger tney were in if they remain ed, stopped the train to let them on board. The heat became intense, and the whole volcano of fire seemed to burst out in a mighty effort to wipe the train and its occupants oft the face of the earth. Mrs. Lawrence, descrlb lng the scene, said: "At the first rush .of the flames to ward the oars the window panes went out with a crash and the train began lowly to return toward Skunk Lake. People creamed and men Jumped through the car windows. The panic was horrible. Every fear-crazed per son was for himself and did not care how he got out of the rushing avalanche of flames. My dress caught fire, but I extinguished the flames. I saw two Chinamen. They were paralyzed by fright and made no effort to get away, but simply hid their heads under the seats, and were burned to death. I stood' It as long as I could and then rushed out of the oar, jumping over one or two persons that were lying on tfcj ground Injured. Some of the peo ple Jumped into Skunk Lake, but I simply ran along the ties the fire had burned away, and after running until my strength gave out I fell down be tween the rails. I expected every min ute my dress would be burned from my body.. I put out flames from my dress half a dozen times and I had to hold my hands over the baby's face to keep It from suffocating.' ;. -. w r This - morning Mrs. Lawrence was picked up in the middle of the track about two miles north of Hlnkley-by a relief party from Duluth which made the trip on a hand car. -'.- - The site of Hlnkley, says Mrs. Law rence, la nothing, bjit a blackened; waste with the bodies of dead and Injured persons lying everywhere. There were fully 12ft persons aboard the limited, but only the two Chinamen were burn ed outright About a dozen persons, according to Mrs. Lawrence, were In jured In the panlo which resulted when the people tried to escape from the car. Some rushed to the platform and jump ed off while the train was moving, whHe others f t their way through the struggling, nl1s.,mass of passengers In an effort tv"' away from the scene. In this way ma..'erons suffered se vere injuries, such '(rj-rbken bones and llmba .6 ; Mayor Eustls recelpi telegram from a citizens' commlu t Rush City. Minn., this afternoon, av ng that 160 lives had been lost at Hlnkley and the situation was horrifying. A car load of provisions were procured, but no engine could be secured to take It to the sufferera It' will go out In the momlng. Meetings of business men of Minneapolis and St Paul will pro vide relief. A story was circulated this afternoon that J. M. Root, the engineer on the Ill- fated limited, had died from his wounds. This story was denied by the officials of the road, who reported that Root would recover. The report reach ed this city this afternoon that Sullivan, the conductor of the limited of which Root was engineer, had reached Duluth. It was reported he had gone crazy from the effects of the Intense heat and it Is doubtful whether he will recover. ALL PERHAPS PERISHED. A Train With Throe Hundred Passengers Mot Heard Irom. Mora, Mini)., Sept. 2. One hundred and forty-eight bodies have been taken out of Hlnkley and placed In the vlcln ity. The near-by town of Pokegama is wiped out The eastern Minnesota train which left St Paul yesterday and arrived at Hlnkley at 6 o'clock last night took three hundred people on board and moved westward toward St. Cloud. The train has not been heard of since. There is a general fear that it has been burned with all on board, There Is no chance that the passengers are alive unless they found a stream or slough Into which they could go and escape the fire. Every family in Pokegama is home less and in danger of starving to death. A freight train is in the ditch one and a half miles west of Pokegama. Twen ty-flve people are In the caboose and the fire is all around them. If they are not rescued soon all must perish'. Hans Nelson.sectlon foreman at Poke gama, started away with his family yesterday afternoon on a hand car to escape the fire and nothing has since been heard from them. It is is certain they have perished. ' . FIRE REFUGEES BROUGHT IN. Many of Them Were Suffering From Their Experiences. Duluth, Sept. 2. The relief train which was sent from here last night on the St-Paul and Duluth road to succor the victims of the forest fires between this city and Hinckley return ed at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon. The party counted the charred and half burned bodies of seventy-five dead peo ple along the railroad tracks. The doc tors who accompanied the relief party estimated the total number of dead to be 400 to 5000. . The refugees frm Sandstone, another town, which was wiped out of exlst ance, caught the relief train at Rut ledge. On their way across the country the counted the corpses of sixty victims of the fires, Other towns which fell a prey to the flames were Sandstone Junction, Cromwell, Shell Lake, and Miller. The fire-swept region which suf fered the worst is embraced In the Minnesota counties of Pine and Kenne bec and Burnett county, Wis. The ill-fated limited train which passed through such a fiery ordeal at Hinckley and during the flying retreat to Skunk Lake, arrived here at 9 a. m. bearing 60C refugees, many of whom were suffering from the effects of their experience. Another relelf train left this city for the blackened waste at 5 o'clock this morning. The two trains returned to the city bearing 500 refu gees from the fires. . They were housed in empty buildings and fed by citizens. Another relief was sent out on the Eastren Minnesota road and rought in several hundred survivors. Fleeing to Points of Safety. Cadotte, Wis., Sept 2. This city is so surrounded by forest fires that it can not escape destruction before morning. The entire population is fleeing to points of safety. New Cable Completed. New Tork, Sept. 2. Manhattan Island was to-day put In direct communica tion with Europe, the commercial cable landing its trans-Atlantic cable at pier A, at the battery at noon. The land ter minuous of the ocean cable has here tofore been near the Oriental hotel, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island, the wire coming thence through Brooklyn and across the bridge to the office in Broad street Connection will be made to-morrow between pier 'A' and the Broad street office, and the land line through Brooklyn and across he bridge will be abandoned. Kicked Hit Wife to toeath. Newark, N. J., Sept 2. Edward Ma- haffey awoke from a drunken slumber this morning and brutally ' kicked to death his. wife, who was about to be come a mother. - The murder was com mitted in the presence of the couples' five children, who strove in vain to pre vent it ' "''-- Vri:r Vigilant WlUBace Wednesday. London, Sept 1 It is now' announced that the Vigilant will races for the Cape May- cup on September S, and that on this account she will not take part la the, Plymouth regatta ' .. TRIED TO BURN HIS WIFE. PETER TOOI.E HEt HUE TO A BBD OX WHICH SHE WAS Ll'IXO. Angry Becaiue She Would Mot Cook a Mral for Him at 1 O'clock A. M. Broke Open Doom and Threw 111. Lighted ripe and a Match at Her. Early yesterday morning George street, between Orange and Meadow streets, was the scene of a family fight, during the course of which a woman was badly beaten and an In cipient fire was started In a room at 98 George street, occupied by Peter Toole and his wife. About 1 o'clock the neigh bors were aroused by cries of "Murder! Fire! Police!" and several of them rush ed out Into the street intent upon die covering the source from whence such alarming cries came at such an hour. After a brief Investigation it was as certained that the cries came from a room at 98 George street occupied by Peter Toole and his wife, the former being well known to the police. The first floor of the building is occupied by Herman Sllva, where he keeps a second hand clothing store. About 1 o'clock he was aroused by a crashing of glass and a woman's screams. Hastily don ning his clothing he rushed up stairs to the apartments occupied by Toole and his wife, and soon found a full fledged fight in progress. Toole Is well known to the police, and he and his wife have not lived happily together for some time. Saturday night Mrs. Toole locked the door, and when he arrived home in the "we sma'" hours and found the door closed against him he immediately started in to break.lt down. Everyone in the apart ments was asleep at the time. Inside the apartments there is another door leading Into his wife's room. Both doors were broken in and he finally found himself in the room where his wife was lying in bed, but not asleep, she having been awakened by the noise of breaking glass and crashing timbers. Toole instantly demanded that his wife should get up, dress herself and get him something to eat. She refused, at the same time telling him to get out of the house or she would call the po lice. Her refusal to comply with his orders still further incensed him, and he threatened that unless she did as he told her he would cremate her alive. At the same time he threw his lighted pipe at the bed on which she was ly ing, and applied a burning match to the mattress. The mattress commenoed to burn like so much tinder,and simultaneously Mrs. Toole began to call "Murder! Police! Fire!" Her screams aroused-Mr. Sllva, who, after ascertaining what the trou ble was, secured a pail of water and promptly extinguished the flames, but not until a hole had been burned in the mattress as large as a football. After extinguishing the fire Mr. Silva ran out into the street and found Patrolman Cooper, whom he took to the house, where Toole was placed under arrest, and later locked up at police headquar ters charged with breach of the peace. Toole was recently tried in the city court on a charge of breach of the peace against his wife and sentenced by Judge Callahan to six monthB in jail. After his commitment Mrs. Toole went to State Attorney Doolittle and pleaded so piteously for him that he was re leased. Now she says she will endeavor to secure his commitment for at least that length of time. To Repress Anarchy. Berlin, Sept. 2. The Lokalanzelger says that the emperor has called the Berlin president of police, Preiherr Von Richthofen, back from his holidays in Kissingen to give advice as regards the repression of anarchism and social ism. Richthofen's advice will favor more stringent measures against social ists and anarchists. The emperor is understood to occupy about the same position. He contends that the exist ing laws are inadequate to many emer gecies and should be amended. keystone gun club. To Be Opened To-Morrow All the Princi pal Shooter. East of San Francisco Rep resented 81,800 In Frizes. New London, Conn., Sept. 2. The big shoot under the auspices of the key stone Gun club of this city will be held in this city to-morrow. : Nearly all the distinguished trap shooters from nearly all the principal cities east of San Francisco will be here and will participate in the shooting for the nu merous prizes, valued at $1,800. The several clubs in the state league will also be In attendance. The shooting will take place on the grounds of the Thames Gun club. SB RIO US ACCIDENT A VERTED. Another Nearly Fatal Accident on the Route of the Winchester Avenue System. Joseph Argyle, i blacksmith on Com merce street, had a very narrow escape from instant death about 6:30 o'clock last night. While driving on Campbell avenue in West Haven In front of the town hall he started to cross the street One of the rear wheels of his carriage was caught in the tracks and broke off, throwing Argyle and a young lad who was with him on to the track. Car No. 58 of the Winchester Avenue system was rapidly approaching in charge of Motorman James Berry and Conductor A. N. Tuttle. The motorman promptly applied his brakes and succeeded in bringing his car to a stop Just before running over Argyle. Both Argyle and his companion were bruised by the fall from the carriage, but were otherwise uninjured - ?',..-.. epwoktu coxrixnux. It Will Be Held In Manchester, N, 11., Next Month. Manchester, N. H.k Sept. 2,-The fifth annual convention of the New England district of the Eptvorth league, the young people's organization of the Methodist church, will be held in this city October 4-5. ThlB meeting has grown to considerable importance among the young jethodlsts of New England, and its previous meetings have been largely attended. Still It Is hoped that this one will be more en thusiastically supported, and those hav ing the various departments In charge have been unsparing In their efforts to have this result frallzed. The pre vious conventions hive been held In Providence, Worcesler, Portland and Plymouth. The president of the district Ib Rev. Edward M. Taylor, pastor of the Wlh throp street church, Boston. He is the successor of other presidents who have been, as he Is, most cordial supporters of the work of the league.and thorough ly In touch with the young people. Revs. Wlllam I. Haven of Brookllne, George S. Butters of Fltchburg, Freder ick H. Knight formerly of Springfield, now of Germany, are' those who have previously held the office. The other officers of the district are: R. S. Douglass, first vice president. Plymouth, Mass.; I. P. Chase, second vice president, St Jobnabury, Vt; W. J. Yates, third vice president, New Lon don, Conn.; John Less, fourth vice president, Worcester, (Mass.; Frederick N. Upham, general secretary, Dorches ter, Mass.; Merrltt C. Beale, recording secretary, Boston, Mass.; William M. Flanders, treasurer, Newton Center Mass.; Mrs. Annie E. Smiley, superin tendent Junior league, Ipswich, Mass. President Taylor, besides being one of the most popular young- men in the New England conferences nd possessed of very large pulpit power, has mani fested much ability and efficiency as president of the league. He was born in Washington, Pa., February 25, 1852. After passingthrough the public schools of that place he entered Washington and Jefferson college, ' and graduated from that Institution in 1873. In the spring of 1874 he was admitted on trial in the Pittsburg conference, and was appointed junior preacher on the Flor ence circuit. Feeling deeply the need of a theological education his presid ing elder, at his request, released him from his appointment, .and in the fall of -1874 -he came to Boston and entered the theological school of Boston univer sity, from which he received the degree of S. T. B. In June, 1877. During his sen ior year in the School of Theology he supplied the M. E. church of South Bralntree, Mass., and after graduation was appointed to South Bralntree for two years. Since that-' time his ap pointments have been as follows: East Main street, Norwich, Conn., three years; St. Paul's, Fall River, Mass., three years; Flint street, East Somer ville, Mass., one year.; Trinity, Charles town, Mass., five years. There are 700 leagues In New Eng land, with a membership of 30,000, while in the country at large there are 13,000 leagues with a membership of nearly 1,000,000. The figures increase every year, and yet there are over 200 churches in New England which do not have a league.or young people's organi zation. Though it Is true that there is some opposition to the league in a few of the churches because it is thought to separate the young and old members of the church into two distinct classes, still in most of these 200 churches that is not the reason for the lack of a league. The reason lies in the fact that the church Is small, or perhaps Indifferent, and and it is therefore hoped that rep resentatives of these 200 churches will go to this year's annual meeting, and get a just and adequate idea of what the league is, and what it aims to ac complish for the church. As the league is only a few years old Its growth and work in New England will, compare favorably with that of any other part of the country. The rip worth Herald, the official organ of the league, is one of the brightest and news iest of religious weeklies, and keeps marvelouBly In step with the literary demands of the league. Its circulation is as large as that of any other paper in the country. Zlon's Herald, New Eng land's famous Methodist weekly, under the able editorship of Dr. Parkhurst, also provides 'full and accurate news of the league in New England. Thus equipped and helped, the league in this section is expected to become a sure feeder of the church. St. Paul's church, of this city .where the convention is to be held, Is one of the leading M. E. churches In New Eng land, and Is served by a former well known member of the New England conference, Rev. C. D. Hills, D. D. Its membership is large, and Its league Is one of the most prosperous in the con nection. WOMEN WILX, PARADE. There Will be a Novel Feature at To day's Celebration. ; New Bedford, Mass., Sept 2. To-day day the various labor organizations have held meetings at which the ereat strike has scarcely been mentioned, all th talk and businesas referring to the big celebration to be held here labor day. Final arrangements have been completed and it is expected that about 10,000 men and women, will be in line. I The women members of the weavers' I union voted to turn out and parade, and this started the women of the card and picker room association, who have also agreed to Join tne male members. It wlU be quite a novelty, for New Bed ford people to see women parading in a labor day processionvi ;t The strikers have come to the conclu sion that . the cotton mill managers want, to curtaujitojiucuon, - - DEFIED THE IRATE FATHER. PROF. PAHHAXO KLOPEB WITH tllS UlRl. HWKETUKART. After Their MarrlageThey Went to a Hotel Where They Met the Bride's Parent and a KcuRle ICnsued-Tbe Bridal Farty Spirited to Another Hotel. Baltimore, Sept. 2. The elopement of a young couple from Belalr. a few miles from the city and, the subsequent marriage here resulted last night In an exciting personal encounter at the hotel Rennsrt. The bride Is Elizabeth Blssell, aged eighteen, daughter of Ben jamin Blssell. agent of the New Cen tral Coal company, with offices In this city. The groom Is L. Derry Passano, aged twenty-eight, a graduate of Johns Hopkins' university, and a pro fessor of mathematics In the School of Technology at Boston. Mr. Passar.o's father is president of the Eclipse Manufacturing company here. Both families are well known In Bal timore society, but reside In Belair. The young couple ran away yester day. Thpy have been acquainted about a year. Three weeks ago Mr. Passaqo went to the girl's father and announced in a straightforward way the love be tween them and asked the parental en dorsement. Mr. Blssell would not give It and forbade his daughter to receive the young man's attentions. This did not diminish the love of the young peo ple. They wrote to each other and Mr. Blssell says Professor Passano's sisters smuggled these missives to his daugh ter. Yeterday afternoon the girl left the house under the pretence of paying a visit to Dr. Richardson of Belair, who had been treating her for granulated eyelids. She met her lover, who had a wagon In waiting. His parents also went along and Frank Hancock, who is engaged to the professor's sister, per formed the duties of coachman. They drove to Baltimore and went to the residence of Rev. M. F. Morgan, by whom the marriage was performed. The party then went to the Rennert hotel and registered. It chanced Mr. Blssell, father of the bride, had just arrived at the Rennert. The bridal party was In the reception room. Mr. Blssell entered and a scuffle ensued. Mr. Blssell attacked the Messrs. Pas sano with his cane and fists, but at taches of the hostelry parted the bel ligerents before serious damage was done: " The irate father was taken out Into the lobby-and the .bridal. -paxij.-was spirited away to the Altamont, where they spent the night. Professor and Mrs. Passano left the hotel to-day, saying they Intended going at once to Boston. French Were Defeated. Paris, Sept. 2. A news agency has re ceived advices from St. Louis, capital of the Frence possessions in Senegambia, confirming the dispatch of August 23, to the Journal des Debats, announcing a victory of the Touaregs over the French. The news agency's dispatches state that the French tirailleur com pany was cut to pieces by the Touaregs and that the position of the remaining French troops was very serious. A Grand Function. Berlin, Sept. 2. Emperor William went to Charlottenberg to-day to at tend the consecration of the new mar ble sarcopnagus. erected to the mem ory of Emperor William I and the Em press Augustus. It was a grand func tion. The whole imperial family, the grand general staff, and most members of the court were present. Knocked Out His Wife's Teeth. John McCarthy of Ten Pin alley, a small court near Hamilton street, be came involved in a quarrel with his wife yesterday afternoon, during the course of which he knocked out several of her teeth. He was arrested by Patrolman James Ward and locked up, charged with breach of the peace. Died at the Almshouse. George Finnegan, aged thirty years, died at Springside Home yesterday morning of quick consumption. He was taken to the home last Wednesday from Forbes' Place. He had no rela tives in the city and the remains will probably be interred by the town to day. Fell and Broke His Leg. John Rynn, residing at 19 Davenport avenue, while descending the steps at his home Saturday afternoon, missed his footing and fell heavily on his left leg, breaking It between the ankle and the knee. He was taken to the hos pital, where last night he was reported as doing as nicely as could be ex pected. Could Not Muster a Quorum. The German-American Cleveland club was' to have held its annual meet ing for the election of officers last night but were unable to muster a quorum and consequently transacted no busi ness. There is a vacancy in the staff of officers, caused by the recent death of Vice President George J. Faul haber. . : ; . . . Death of Hiss Jennie Craddock. Miss Jennie Craddock, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Craddock, died Saturday at the residence of her cousin, Annie Tlghe, in Providence, aged twenty-three years. She was formerly a resident of this city, where she leaves a brother, who is an employe of the Consolidated railroad company, and other relatives. She will b buried in JvJdencfl4p-.dayy THE Rir.tl. WISH THE REGATTA. TheThliteeufh Annual Fall Kegatta of the New II men Yacht Club, The thirteenth annual regatta of the New Haven Yacht club was sailed over the usual twenty miles course last Sat urday and wild one of the most success ful and enjoyulile regattas ever sailed by the club. This, however, Is about the closing event In yachting circles at this port, and the greater part of the boats will soon be hauled up for the winter. Ten bouts started over the course and all sailed over the course except one. This was considered an exceptionally good showing for so late In the season. All was bustle and agitation at the yacht club house from 10 to 11 o'clock. The yachts were lying out at some dis tance preparatory for the start down the harbor. Small boats and skiffs were continually putting out loaded with various things to contribute to the ease and comfort of thoBe who were to watch the racing from the yachts themselves. Naptha launches were darting here and there bearing the offi cers, who were giving orders and mak ing the final preparations for the race. The yachts sailed down the harbor about 11 o'clock and were slowly fol lowed by the steam tug Richard W. Law, which had been chartered for the occasion by the club to enable any who wished to enjoy the racing. When the preparatory gun was fired from F. C. Fowler's elegant steam yacht Silva, which had the Judges on board, the whistles up In the city were blowing for noon. The Rival had the lead all the way. She rounded the buoy at the mouth of the Housatonlc river at 2:50 p. m. and was soon speed ing on her way back. The Carrie W. rounded the buoy at 3:63:49, and the Pilgrim at 3:54:18. The Rival crossed the line at the home finish nearly an hour ahead of the others, thus winning the,. Rival challenge cup. After the boatB got into their moor ings and the skippers met at the club house they were presented with the prizes they had won. The boats that won prizes were the Pilgrim, Rival, Thalia and Ellen E. Commodore Hol comb, Fleet Surgeon Hawkes and J. N. Macauley officiated as judges, to the complete satisfaction of all, as did also Frank W. Gulbn and Edward S. Os born as timekeepers. The start, finish and elapsed time of the boats was as follows: Elnpsed Start. Finish. Time. Yacht. Division C. H. M. S. H. M. 8. H. M. S. ClaB . (WTtfJV"J M1 Si ft. to 40 ft, Rival Clara :t. 2S ft. to 33 ft. 12 14 6 61263 46853 Lakshlml 13 13 5 Aria 12 14 U 20 48 A 6 63 6 3 48 1R !S2 Thnlia 12 14 10 6 12 30 5 58 20 lines 6. 20 ft. to 24 ft. Cyrpess 12 16 52 Did not finish, 'Division E. Class 1. Ovpr 24 ft. Nahnma 12 12 56 6 5 53 diaqual'd. 6 IS 7 5 59 SO 8 22 12 6 8 18 Ltubie 13 W 11 Ellen E 12 18 54 OBITUARY. Mrs. Hannah I.. Baesett. Mrs. Hannah L. Bassett, widow of the late Samuel M. Bassett, died at her home in this city yesterday morning at the advanced age of eighty-six years. She had been a lifelong resident of this city and spent most of her life in the peace and comfort of her home circle. She was much beloved and re Bpected by all who knew her. She was for sixty years a member of the First M. E. church and formerly worshipped in the old M. E. church edifice, which stood on the green. Her husband was for many years a picture frame dealer in this city and was a man of consider able wealth. Mrs. Bassett had enjoyed comparatively good health for a lady of her age. About a week ago her con stitution seemed to break down entire ly, resulting in her death. She leaves one son, Mr. Edward Bassett of this city. FOR CHALLENGE CUPS. Third Annual Fall Kegatta of the Volun teer Sailing Club The Entries. The third annual fall regatta of the Volunteer Sailing club will be sailed to day over the regular four-mile course on New Haven harbor. The race will be open to boats enrolled in the fleet. The following have entered: Class A Eudora, W. F. Duncan; Me teor, S. J. Bennett; Whisper, B. L. Rhea. Class B Bahn Frei, E. Schltssel; Ta Ra, B. McDermott; Experiment, W. A. Pflueger. Class C Norma, J. H. Jooss; Viking, Com. Johnson; Emma, L. M. Cooney; Volunteer, A. A. Halflnger; Vigilant, J. Danhauser. A challenge cup will be awarded the winner in each class. The committee having the race in charge is composed of the following members: W. A. Pflueger, chairman; Bernard McDermott, Samuel J. Ben nett. Much Improved in Health. Little May Allan, the eight-year-old daughter of Patrolman John Allan of 10 Olive street, has returned from a two months' vacation spent with her aunt in New Tork city, -much improved in health. Her aunt, Mrs. Kate Allan, Is at present visiting in this city. City Hall Will Be Closed. To-day being Labor day all the offices In the City hall will be closed through out the entire day, and no business will be transacted by either city or town officials. In consequence of its being a legal holiday the regular monthly meeting of the board of alder men, which was to have been held to night, has been postponed until Wed-fiefdax.jexenlnj' LABOR DAY CELEBRATION. FEATVHKH OF TO-DAT'M TKSTtTU Tl KHTH K PKO0HAM OF PARADE, Big Time at Savin Roek Tastons Othet Outlns and I'lcoltw Stores and Tee tiirlM (ienerally to be Closed. The first national Labor day will ba celebrated to-day in flu style. The va rlous labor unions will assemble on tha green at 9 o'clock this momlng. Tha line will start out of the south gats ot the green at 9:15 and proceed over th route arranged, down. Chapel street ta Wallace, to Grand avenue, to State, ta Ueorge, to Church, to Chapel, end tq the green where the organisations par tlclpatlng will be dismissed. The order of the procession vaUUxras follows: , . . . Platoon of Police. i Grand marshal, Horaoe L. Carta'jj Aids: John Kendall, John Kennedy Horseshoers' union. No. 29, Horseshoers' Riding association, &Wfi Band. , Phoenix assoclatlon,NOk.,019, j Clgarmakers' International unjanfoj 39. j ; Typographical union. No. ttt ,' Pressmen's and Stereotypers urtjofr,' (Second division.) ' Marshal, John 7. Mullen, ' 4 Aids: Michael 'Graham, Peter BenionJ Second regiment band. t Bakers' union. No. 1L ! i j Bakers' union. No. 101. International Moulders' union, NbJiOi International Moulders' unlon.HoSzJ (Third division.) Marshal, John Balance l Aids: Samuel Sumpter, J. C Mortos.'j -Band. & Laborers' union. iy United Order of Carpenters MAMatj era- ' Kii Bricklayers' union. Stone Masons' unions ''.'l lj Stone Cutters' union, ' '"jV'j Boiler Makers' union. ! f. Painters' and Decorators' union', V Brotherhood of Carpenters' and Joiners- Amalgamated Carpenters. After the parade the members of the; unions and their friends will take th cars for Savin Rock, where, in addl tlon to the games Henry C. Baldwin o( Naugatuck will deliver an address. Labor Day Outings. The Malley, Neely & Co. Athletic as) sociation will have an outing to-daj( (Labor day) at Lake Whitney, In th forenoon there will be double and single scull races for the challenge cup and) fo ' the t apdlcapcllp, "presented by the ladles In the employ of the firm. Theri will also be an entertainment on tht grounds near the lake In the after noon under .the direction of the ladles) The Germans will hold a plcnlo al Scheutzen park and the Harugarl-Lledt ertafel will have an outing at Wled mann's farm in AUIngtown. In Branford the Mould3rs' union wll( have a picnic at Pawson park to in elude games and athletic contests 1 the afternoon. The baseball teams of StoddaroKlmii berly & Co. and Bryan, Miner & Reaj will play at Lighthouse Point-.to-jlay. Nearly all the principal stores In th( center of the city will remain ,Josed to-day. j p The Epworth church Sunday 4choo will picnic at Saltonstall lake to-daj meeting at tha church at 9&0 an marching down Edwards street t State street, there taking tha New Ha4) ven Electric company's cars to the,Jakek where they board the steantsn barge for the end of the lake. L. Candee 6 Co.'s rubber factory(wj( close to-day only. ' Picnic at Scheutsen Park j A number of the German familllesfojp the city will hold an old-fashioned. -pic nic at Schuetzen park to-day. A firsts clasa band will be In attendance and a most enjoyable time is assured. Danol lng and athletic games will form prM cipal events of the day. HO! FOR NIAGARA TALIM Last Tour of the Season. The Hygeia and Reoreatlon Tourllfi company at the request of paftrens ot their last personally conducted fpur days' tour to Niagara Falls aplriDposj another trip to this place for Tuesday September 11, returning Septernber' 14 and as the cost of the entire trlp-ZtM eluding railroad fare, board afirsti class hotels, sail on Maid of the' Mist, rides on inclined railroad and dotdtUl view elevators, trip aioross suspension bridge to Canadian side and retur has been placed at the very low flguii of $15 and $16, according to hotel ss looted, everyone should avail them selves of the opportunity to visit this beautiful place, also to view the fall by moonlight. This company have als arranged a very interesting side trip, to Toronto, Canada, via observation train and steamer at 1.60 extra, which includes admission to the great imjus trial fair now in progress, and the daj selected for the visit is Thursday, Sep tember 13, as this is Americans' daF Parlor cars will be attached to train. Seats should be secured in advance at Peck & Bishop's, 702 Chapel street ' H Turners Entertain. The New Haven Turners entertain seven members of the Brooklyn! N. T Turners and the old men's class of Bridgeport yesterday. In the morning the visitors were escorted around the city and In the afternoon they werS taken to South End, where a plcnig was held. In the evening they wer? enter talned in the hall and later the Bridge port guests were escorted to the depot leaving on the train for home. The) guests from Brooklyn will ridevjt0 Ne) I I.