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The daily morning journal and courier. [volume] (New Haven, Conn.) 1894-1907, September 05, 1894, Image 1

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They Are tieeeted to Bring Back Appal
lln( Report of lb Ha too Wrought by
the rorwt Flrea-Work Dom by
lief Committee.
Duluth, Minn., Sept 4. The death roll
resulting from the forest fires oontlnuei
to Increase, and now over 650 are
known to be lost, the greater part wo
men and children. Whole families of
ettlere were swept out of existence In
the twinkling of an eye. Thla morning
a party of thirty experienced woodmen
left on a special conveyance to scour
the woods for bodies of settlers In out
of the 'way cabins and clearings. They
are expected to bring back appalling
In a stretch of territory twenty-six
miles long and from one to fifteen miles
wide not a single human habitation has
been left standing, except a section
bouse at Miller, and In every part of the
track of the flames bodies of men, wo
men, children, horses and cattle were
found. Where the fire held sway not a
single tree Is standing, except as
blackened stump. A earefu! canvass re
veals the fact that seventy-two settlers'
homes outside of the towns were burn
ed. As near as can be learned there
were 800 people In these homes. At
Brookdale, south ot Hlnkley, where
about ninety persons took refuge in the
water of a small creek, sixty-seven
bodies were taken out.
By Duhith relief committees most
remarkable work has been done. Hun
dreds of people. Including those of the
very highest social standing In the city,
have been working day and night since
Saturday last and have organized
thoroughly into all needed sub-com
mittees and have In a systematic wff
taken care of men, women, children
and babies. Over $8,000 in cash has been
given for temporary relief and goods
and clothing valued at as much more
have been given.
S. A. Thompson, who went out on the
burial train yesterday, has returned,
A party dropped oft near Skunk Lake
and .got the bodies of Mrs. Llnd and
five children, whose home was half a
mile west of the track. The train pick
ed up near the track the bodies of. Lit
tell and Elder, two operators of. .the
North American Telegraph company,
who had been sent out to the scene
of the trouble,-the body of General Pas
.,senger Agent Rowley of the Wlnnepeg,
and seven other bodies. It was learned
that Pine-Lake,'- a- settlement seven
Hies west of Flnlnysdn, was mtonched.
,but nothing has been heard of Sand
.Lake, a settlement away from the road,
and it is feared that It has been de
stroyed. Thompson, himself, beaded a
party that picked up seven bodies in
the Westerland cellar. The coroner, of
Pine county said there were 187 bodies
already picked up in Hlnkley alone,
witn more to follow.
Mason City, la., Sept 4. The town of
Daws, in Wright county, with a popu
latlon of 1,000, was nearly wiped out
.by fire last night Only two business
buildings remain and many of the reel.
dences were also consumed. Loss
uusn uity, Mien., sept 4. Ed. St.
John reports that great fires have de
stroyed the lumber camps belonging to
him near here. Forty men who worked
for him are missing.
Pine City, Mich., Sept 4. The relief
committee has made a report of the
dead bodies recovered thus far as fol
lows: Hlnkley 272, Sandstone 77, Miller
15, between Skunk lake and Miller 12,
Pokegama 25, in lumber camps 60; total,
Detroit, Mioh., Sept. 8. Reports from
norrnern juionigan show that yester
day's rain was general and that the for
est fires have been materially cheoked
where they have not been entirely ex
tinguished. In the counties of Dickin
son, Boughton and Ontonanon.in Michi
gan" and Florence and Marinette, In
nuoonsin, is is estimated that 700.000.
000 feet of, white pine " and hemlock
nave oeen scorched.
Ewen, Mioh., Sept. 4. The heavy
rain of last night has oleared the air of
smoke ana has extinguished the fires in
this vicinity. A refreshing breeze off
Lake Superior has lowered the tempera
ture to about io degrees.
It is thought nearly every foot of
eiunuing pine in untonagon county is
uurura imiy ouu,uuu,uuu leet,
ManV battle and horses were burner!
but no human lives were lost, though
were uavc ueen many peruous situa
tions and narrow esdrpes.
Bsseeesafm Experiment Between Denver
' i and Pike's Peak.
Denver, Sept 4. A message was car
ried, by signalling with sunlight from
the top of the Equitable building to
the summit of Pike's Peak, sixty-six
miles In an air line, yesterday. Several
days ago Sergeants McOlone, McLaughlin-
and Bisselt left Denver, for Pike's
Peak to. make the" experiment This
was. the nisesage which was flashed
frp.m the top of the peak
Pike's Peak, "-jSept t To Captain
Glassford; Denver: We greet youi via
sunbeam. ; Arrived atU p. m. yesterday;
snow storm prevented our opening station.-
,-v.'.:H t ' (Signed)
:jV, "? McGIone,
Experiments will be continued at
certain hours for three days of this
week,, at the end of which the signal
men,., will start tor their attempt to
flasji a message from Mount Uncom
pahgre to Mount Ellen, 183 miles. The
flashes of the mirrors on Pike's Peak
could be distinctly seen by the naked
eye "during the transmission of - the
message. The peak was first called
from the Denver aide' of ,the line, and
' within fly minutes after the oper
ators began their work came the re
Fanners Flowing Land to Hem In the
Buffalo, N. T., Bept 4. Forest fires
are raging In portions of western New
York. In Chautauqua county the flames
are sweeping through meadows, woods
and farms, reducing to waste every'
thing In their path,
Pickets are posted to announce the
advance of the fire, but its velocity Is
such that the families have barely time
to escape before their property is en
veloped In flames.
Near Falconer the farmers have had
to organize a bucket brigade to keep
the flames from burning their houses
and barns, but notwithstanding this,
several farms have been laid waste.
In Erie county, in the vicinity of Win'
dom, a forest fire Is raging and unless
rain comes soon great damage will be
done. The fire started in the under
brush and spread with frightful rapid'
Farmers have turned out In a body to
plough the surrounding land and en
deavor to check the progress of the
flames. The weather to-day Is extreme
ly hot and sultry all through this sec
tlon, with no sign of rain
Dunkirk, N. Y., Sept. 4. The fierce
forest fire now raging south of here
threatens disaster to everything In its
path. Already thousands of dollars'
worth of property has gone up
smoke, and the work of destruction
continues unchecked, notwithstanding
the vigorous efforts of hundreds
men, women and children who are
fighting the flames day and night.
This morning the flames reached
point just south of Fredonia, and every
available man in the village and sur
rounding country is fighting the fiery
demon. The village is practically with
out fire protection, the water in the
reservoir having been nearly exhausted
on account of the long continued
drought and should the fire gain head
way the entire town would be wiped
Fires are also raging on the Cavey
farm, a mile south of this city, and
much apprehension Is felt on account
of the high south wind now prevailing.
Reports from the surrounding coun
try are to the same effect Everything
is burning up and there are no lndica
tios of rain. Farmers are in a terrible
predicament. Those who escaped the
ravages of the grasshopper plague are
now having their season's crops de
stroyed by fire. The olty Is dense with
clouds of smoke from the fire district,
and lake vessels on - this port are
keeping up a constant tooting of fog
horns in order to prevent collisions.
. The Mystery Deepens. ...
WbvlSeMce,"lt 1,' Sept 4.The mys
tery about the murder Of Mrs; Susan A,
Potter cf Rice City was' deepened last
night when her husband returned and
learned of the crime. There were some
who suspected Potter, "but his grief
was so apparently genuine that it
caused a revultion of the feelings, and
there are few now who believe htm
guilty. The bullet was taken from the
woman'B head to-day, and though it is
somewhat battered it is apparently of
32-calibre. Potter had a revolver of
that size, which he gave up last night
upon his return home.
A Runaway Coal Train Cause) a Fearful
Columbus, Sept. 5. Shortly before
midnight eight loaded coal cars broke
loose In the Fifth avenue yards of the
Big Four road and with lightning rap
idity ran down through the Union de.
pot and west of Otetangy river bridge,
where they collided with a Baltimore
and Ohio passenger train.
It is reported that the bridge was
thrown down and: both trains plunged
into the river. It is also said a fireman
was killed and many persons were in
Jured. The coal cars ran a distance of
two miles from a point near the state
fair grounds.
New Commercial Treaty,,
Madrid, Sept. 4. The report is again
circulated that negotiations are in pro
gress for a modus Vivendi, or a new
commercial treaty, between the United
States and the Spanish colonies, the re
ciprocity between the United States and
Spain having been oancelled.
Still After the Pnllmans. '. '
Chicago, Sept. 4. Attorney General
Monolejy is still after the Pullman
company. He has notified its. attor
ney that he will appear before Judge
Gibbons to-morrow and ask leave to file
the amended petition in the quo war
ranto proceedings which the company is
asked to show cause why it should not
forfeit its charter. The reasons given
are that the company sells gas and wa
ter without proper authority;, and also
does a good business in supplying
steam heat to residents at '. a large
price. The company's right to speculate
in lands is denied; also Its privilege of
operating a brick plant. The sale of
liquor at the Pullman hotel Is held to
be a direct violation of the law. In ad
dition to these the charges In the oris.
inal petition are renewed, :
Ntw Snckid flnM.
Washington, Sept 4,The . weather
bureau furnishes the following report
of crop conditions for the' week ended
yesterday: New England Too dry for
plowing or seeding; crops maturing
rapidly and being harvested; potatoes
variable, but on the whole a fair crop;
little decay reported. '
. ; Lightning Was Incessant '
Wichita, Kan., Sept 4. The lower
part of the.Iown was Inundated this
morning by a cloudburst. The light
ning, which was incessant, killed boy,
fatally burned a girl and tore a house
piece, r
Ha U Maklnc Himself a Hissing and
Shame by Hli Official Egotism, Co it up
tlon and Usurpation HI Acts Greater
Treason Than Benedict Arnold's.
Augusta, Me., Sept. 4. The largest
rally ever held in Augusta 'filled the
opera house this evening, and was ad
dressed by Hon. John L. Stevens, ex
minister to Hawaii; Hon. Harold M,
Sewall, consul general to Samoa under
Cleveland's first administration; Gover
nor Cleves, Senator Lodge, and Hon,
Thomas B. Reed. The audience remain
ed In Its seats three hours, and the
speakers were greeted with storms of
applause. . This Is the first time that
Mr. Sewall has publicly declared that
his affiliations with the democratic
party are at an end.
Ex-Mlnlster Stevens began his ad
dress by asking how the theory of the
continual Improvement of mankind
could be reconciled with the fact that
the democratic party of Richard Croker
and Grover Cleveland had taken the
place of the democratic party ot Thorn
as Jefferson and James Madison. Great,
he claimed, must have been the offences
of the American people to have brought
upon it such a calamity as placing at
its head the man who was now making
himself a hissing and a shame through
the land by his official egotism, corrup
tlon and usurpation the man who,
masquerading as a Jeffersonlan demo
crat, had repudiated every principle,
every patriotic example for which Jet
ferson stood. Cleveland and his asso'
elates had declared war on the protec
tive policy, and had thus brought ter
rlble disaster and suffering to the
American people. Tet these architects
ot ruin had the shameless audacity to
call themeselves Jeffersonlan demo'
But there Is another important quia
tlon, said the speaker, on which Cleve
land and his henchmen have shown
their antagonism to what Jefferson,
Jackson and Marcy held of the highest
value. Jefferson rejoiced over the over
throw of a monarchy which had for cen
turles corrupted and oppressed a brave
people. Cleveland hastened to manifest
his sympathy for a corrupt, worn-out
and semi-barbarous monarchy, and lg-
nomlniously conspired to restore" it .to
rule over an intelligent and patriotic
colony. Jefferson threw his entire offl
clal Influence to annex a foreign terri
tory, Whose possession he lustly regard'
ed necessary, to Amerlcai development
Cleveland to the degree of conspiracy,
treachery and startling efforts, of usur-
patlon; sought to' prevent the annexa-
tlon of Hawaii, with its valuable re
sources, its" Americas civilization creat
ed by heroic sacrifices of Americaa men
and women. To" have, shown socbsper-
fldy to national hones, such treason to
national Interests, ta' past times has
often sent official representatives to in
famy, to exile and sometimes to the
This attempt to blot out the patriotic
efforts of a worthy people compelled1 to
create a better government, this at
tempt to overthrow them by the pres
sure of a deceptive diplomacy and the
threat of American cannon and bayon
ets, signally failed. It failed because
of tlfe American and patriotic convic
tions, the grit and courage, of the Spar
tan band in possession of affairs at
Honolulu. Behind their brick walls,
their breastwork of sand-bags and
their 1,800 rifles, that noble band, nerv
ed by a common purpose, were ready
to do what their grandfathers did be
hind the stone walls of Lexington and
the rail fence at Bunker Hill. Cleve
land dared not give the order to fire
upon them. Thus the foul scheme of
ignorance and imbecility, of pushing
the Islands into the arms of our foreign
rivals and of sacrificing the invalua
ble possession which had logically and
honorably drifted to our hands, signally
That little republic, like Switzerland
amidst her mountains, occupies a com
mandlng positlon.lt holds the key of
the North Pacific, and is now ready to
turn it over to us without money and
without price. Tea, she will give it
to the United States with more than
enough of state property to pay her
existing indebtedness, which accrued
under the monarchy, with her Pearl
harbor, pronounced by competent
judges one of the finest In the world
He who by word or official act repels
the offer of this golden key of America'
westward destiny, shows singular in
capacity, or makes himself guilty of a
treason beside which the crime of
Benedict Arnold dwindled Into signifi
cance in Its damage to American
prestige and to America's future wel
fare. It Is gratifying to all Americans
who are proud of their country's honor,
io Know mai me indications are
strongly hopeful that In the near
future the glorious emblem of this na
tion's power will float over that ad
vanced outpost of American civiliza
tion in the great 'Pacific world, and
that thereafter no foreign or traitorous
hand will attempt to pull It down.
Robbed la Day Ibrht. .
Boston, Sppt. 4. Mrs. H. Crowley of
East Newton street was this fore
noon the victim of a daring robbery lh
a dry goods store, on Tremont street.
She had just 11,280 lh a common hand
bag. She had drawn the money from a
savings bank and was going about the
store when an unknown thief cut open
the side of the bag and. took the eon
tents. .:': t r:. .,'
A Lynching in Sooth Dakota..
Watertown, S. D Sept 4. The man
Bourke who assaulted Mrs. Bone here
some dayB ago,' was caught yesterday,
and as the officers' were- bringing him
back here last night he was taken from
them t)y a moo ana banged to. an eteC'
vjtrlo light pole.
Republicans In Vermont Make a Large
Ualn In the Election,
White River Junction, Vt Sept 4.
The state officers elected In this state
to-day are probably as follows: Cover
nor, U. A. Woodbury of Burlington
lieutenant governor, Zophar M. Man'
sur of Brighton; state treasurer, Henry
F. Field of Rutland; secretary of state,
Chauncey W. Brownell of Burlington
state auditor, Franklin D. Hale of Lun
Returns for twenty-seven towns give
Woodbury, rep., 6.268! Smith, dem., 2,200
McManus, pop., 87; scattering, 78.
Woodbury's plurality, 4,058; majority
over all, 8,893. The same towns In 1890
gave Tage, rep., 5,818; Brlgham, dem.,
:,7o6; all others, 211.
The vote thus far shows a republican
gain over the vote of the last off year of
940; democratic loss,666.The republican
gain Is 17 and the democratic loss near
26 per cent.
Brattleboro, Vt,. Sept 4. Nineteen
towns out of twenty-three In Windham
county give Woodbury 8,037, Smith 839,
Republican majority . 1,198. The same
towns in 1890 gave Page, republican
2,596; Brlgham, democrat 1,359. Repub
llcan majority 1,287.. Republican gain
over 1390, 961. Nineteen towns In Wind
ham county elect nineteen republican
representatives. The same In 1890 elect
ed fourteen republicans and five demo-
Northfleld, Vt., Sept 4.-Thls town
gave the largest republican majorities
ever known to-day. Hon. Frank Plum.
ley was elected senator by 136 rsejor-
ity. .
Negro Minister Killed.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 1 Information
was received atl o'clock , that Rev. B.
F, Gaston, a negro, who has been in'
ducing people to emigrate to Africa
and who was In jail in New Tork for a
long time, was hot and killed, together
with six of his friends; at Devereaux,
Hancock county, this morning. Gaston
ha'a been working his emigration
.scheme. It is said his assailants were
negroes whom he had dured on former
occasions. x
Sixty K(Ued and Wounded.
London, Sept. 4. A dispatch to the
Pall Mall Gazette from Aswasa, Niger
territory, says that desperate fighting
has taken place in that Pftrt of Africa
win mm aixty ot me royai Niger men
were killed and wounded. The news re
ceived refers to the disputes with the
rencn in regard to the boundary ques
"on, $ ;
"" r ' ' " ' '
At.'Boston The poorest exhibition of
baseball seen at the South End grounds
this season was played; between the
champions a;nd Louisvllles to-day.
Boston 6 7 0 0 0 1 620
Louisville ... 5 0 0 2 1 2 1-rll
Hits Boston 16, LoulBvllle 14. Er-
rors Boston 4, Louisville 5. Batteries
Stivetts and Ganzel; Knell, Wads-
worth and' Grim.
At Brooklyn The Clevelands com
pletely overwhelmed the Brooklyns by
their superior playing to-day.
Brooklyn ....0 000000000
Cleveland ...0 000404008
Hits Brooklyn 4, Cleveland 12. Er
rorsBrooklyn 3, Cleveland 0. Batter
ies Stein and Dally; Cuppy and O'Con
At Philadelphia Philadelphia defeat
ed Cincinnati to-day In a well played
Phlla 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 06
Cincinnati ...0 02000000 2
Hits Philadelphia 11, Cincinnati 1.
Errors Philadelphia 1, Cincinnati 1.
Batteries Taylor and Clements; Whitt-
rock and Merrltt.
At Washington Washington knocked
Clarkson out of the box in the first in
ning to-day, making six runs off him,
Haddock pitched for the home team and
was Ineffective.
Washington 6 0 1 0 0 07
St. Louis 4 0 2 0 0 410
Hits Washington 8, St. Louis 10. Er
rorsWashington 5, St. Louis 3. Bat
teriesHaddock and Magulre; Clark
son, Breltensteln and Miller.
At Baltimore The Balttmores to-day
defeated the Chlcagos In an uninterest
ing game.
Baltimore ...1 1012040
Chicago 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 03
Hits Baltimore 11, Chicago 10. Er
rorsBaltimore 6, Chicago 1. Batteries
Hemming and Robinson; Terry and
At Hew- xorK xne giants won a
slugging match to-day from the Pitts-
burgs with one out in the ninth in
ning.' New Tork ...6 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 314
Pittsburg.. ..30003100 411
Hits New Tork 19, Pittsburg 16. Er
rorsNew Tork 6, Pittsburg 6. Bat-
teries-Meeklh and Farrell; Menefete
and Sugden.
The Nevada Senator Renounces the Repub
lican Party. i
Washington, Sept. 4. A paper here
prints a statement to the effect that
Senator John P. Jones of Nevada, who
has represented his state In the United
States senate for over twenty-one years,
as' a republican, has renounced his al
legiance with that party and cast his
lot with the populists.
Senator Jones has written a letter to
his constituency announcing-the change
la his political faith. ; ; . .
. .'. Runaway! from Now Britain. , .
Leonard McCoy and William Durr.two
sixteen-year-old runaways from New
Britain, were arrested by Officer Keen
an last night and locked up at police
headquarters. Their parents were com
municated with, and will probably come
r alter taera to-aaj - - - -
rniEsni.Y omcE to be vhed
Consuls to Both Countries from America
Received Instruction-They Nnit not
Grant the Hl(ht of Aeylum In tba Lega
tions and Coneulatei.
Washington, Sept. 4. The acqul
cence of the United States in the re
quest of both combatants in the east
ern struggle to stand by as a mutuift
friend to each, has now assumed defl
nite official shape. The state depart
ment has Instructed all diplomatic and
consular officers In those countries
use their friendly offices in the protec
tlon of Chinese subjects In Japan and
Japanese subjects In China.
The term "good offices" Is not to be
construed to mean the granting of right
of asylum In the United States legations
and consulates and officers In the Amer
ican foreign service are not to have the
functions of 'consular officers of either
Japan or China, All the Chinese con
suls In Japan and the Japanese con
suls In China have gone back to their
respective countries and their Interests
are now practically in the hands of
the Americans.
A report that two Japanese subjects
were given asylum In the consulate-
general of the United States at Shang.
nai is contradicted by the consul gen
eral In a dispatch to the state de
Professor McCook of Hartford Explains It
In Bit Paper.
Saratoga, Sept 4. The American So
clal Science association met this morn
Ing with President Kingsbury In the
chair. From 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. a con
ference on social science teaching was
held, in which papers were read, among
them being the following:
"The Possibilities of Social Amellora
tlon," by Prof. John J. McCook of Trin
ity college', Hartford.
Proressor McCook noted the great
factors that are the stumbling blocks
that encumber the pathway of civilized
life and social advancement at every
tsep as licentiousness, shiftlessness and
Intemperance, all leading to the de
generacy of the race, creating the great
tramp evil and leadins; to pauperism
and crime. ,
The statistics of American almshouses
and prisons, said Professor McCook
show that 90 per cent, of their Inmates
are of Intemperate habits. Like begets
like, and weak and licentious parents
beget children who are condemned by
'the law of heredity to follow the foot
steps of their parents. The homely
word shiftlessness fully explains why It
Is that 80 many workmen who earn
large per diem wages when working
are soon penniless and seek town or
charitable relief as soon as that labor
is cut short and the weekly pay, Is cut
off. Then the search for work com
mences, and the man and his family
from honest people degenerate Into
tramps and the children sink lower and
become depraved. They enter the ranks
of Inebriety.
The Motion for a Dlimlasal Was Denied
by the Commissioner!.
New Tork, Sept. 4. The trial of Cap
tain John T. Stephenson before the po
lice commissioners upon charges of ex
tortion was resumed to-day. Captain
Stephenson denied having taken fruit
and money from the produce merchants
for, protection. He said that if Ward
Man Kelley took money from the mer
chants he knew nothing about it.
After other witnesses for Captain Ste
phenson had testified the defense closed
its case and Mr. Shafer made a motion
for dismissal, which was denied. Pres
ident Martin of the police commission
said no decision would be given out to
It Was Agreed to Consolidate the Com
New Tork, Sept 4. An important
conference on Reading matters was
held this afternoon. It was attended
by George Earle, jr., and S. F. Tyler of
Philadelphia, and Fred Olcott of New
Tork, and other members of the Olcott
committee. It was agreed to oonsolt
date the Philadelphia committee, of
which Mr. Earle Is chairman, with the
Olcott committee and a sub-committee
was appointed to draft a plan for the
reorganization of the Reading com
pany. ' Some time will be occupied with
this work.
It is regarded as likely that there will
be an assessment on the Reading stock
and Income bonds, for which a new se
curity- will be glven.The coupon on the
general mortgage bonds will also be
funded for a limited period.
It Is Probable that an Entire Boat's Crew
-Is tost. .
Parry Sound, Ont., Sept 4. A report
reached here to-day that the steamer
Favorite of the North Shore company,
while endeavoring to find the narrow
entrance off Point Auxbarill, on the
east side of Georgian ' bay, Sunday
night during a terriflo storm, ran on
the Black Hill rocks. The passengers
and ' crew, thirty in all, spent a night
of great anxiety on board, and shortly
after daylight yesterday three boats
left the steamer In a rough sea and
attempted to reach the mainland.
Two of the boats reached Point Aux
barill in safety, but the third, contain
ing a passenger, the first engineer, the
purser, the steward and seven of the
crew, became separated from the others
and nothing has been seen of the eleven
men., The Favorite lies In an. easy por
Bitlon and It .Is expected she will be re
leased., without much damage If the
Jweather continues favorable, - ,
fanny Wilcox Mode a New Record at the
fleetwiKMl Track.
New Tork. 8i?pt . Threatening
weather tended to reduce the attend
ance at Fleetwood park to-day and not
more than 3,000 persons witnessed the
second day's races of the grand circuit
trotting meeting. The track was not
In so good condition as It was the day
before, still the average rate of speed
was almost as good as on the opentn
The first race furnished the sensation
ot the meeting thus far and Its out
come was one of the biggest surprises
of the grand circuit of 1894. OroWUkes,
the California colt that took a record
of 2:11 at Terre Haute a fortnight ago,
was favorite before the start, selling
for $100 against 115 for Miss Llda and
15 for the field. When Miss Llda won
the opening heat In 2:13, with Oro
Wilkes away In the rear, the odds re
mained almost unchanged, Goldsmith
having made no effort with the favorite,
and Oro sold for I10O against $40 for
the field. In the second heat Gold
smith made his drive for the lead Just
beyond the half-mile pole. Oro mo
mentarily went to the front but Miss
Llda came again near "the three-quar
ters, and In spite of one of Gold
smith's most artistic drives the west
ern mare forged ahead In the home
stretch, beating the black colt out by
more than a length.
There was a rush to hedge by the
players who had backed Oro Wilkes
heavily at the start, and before the
third heat Miss Llda sold for $100
against 130 for the field. She was ap
parently a sure winner, but Fanny
Wilcox came up from a rear rank and
with a grand burst of speed snatched
the lead at the outset and holding It
all the way to the wire, won In 2:13, a
new record for the Connecticut mare.
MIsb Llda was tired and accounted
out of the race, but Oro Wilkes again
became favorite and sold for even
money over the field. The daughter of
Jerome Eddy gavel him a sound beating,
however, In the two succeeding heats,
landing them both with something to
spare, while the colt was driven out to
the last ounce by Goldsmith, whose
money was on his own horse.
There were nine starters In the 2:18
class and Ralph Wilkes was a hot fa
vorite at 810 to $20 over the field. The
Boston horse made a straight heat race
of It going alone in the rear until the
half-mile In the opening heat, when
Golden began his drive and the colt cut
down his opponents as if they were a
lot of 2:80 trotters, gaining the lead at
the head of the home-stretch and fin-
isning in z:ie. After tnia he was
barred in the betting and was not after
ward bothered In the least, landing the
next two heats In 2:15tt and 2:16.
Goldsmith did not make a move with
Lesa Wilkes until the last heat, but
when he did so the brown mare could
do nothing with Ralph Wilkes. Red
Bud was a hot favorite for the three-
year-old race, selling at $100 to $25 over
the field. He far outclassed all the
others and won every heat with a lot to
Clothing Firms Fall.
New Tork, Sept. 4. L. Cohen & Co.,
manufacturers of clothing at No. 640
Broadway, and Cohen & Bayer, whole
sale clothing dealers at No. 534 Broad
way, have failed on account of the fail
ure of Cohen, Collier & Co., clothing
dealers of Nashville, Tenn. Both of
the New Tork firms endorsed for the
Nashville firm. The liabilities of L. Co
hen & Co. are $38,000.
Close and Excitlng-Alii Will
Try To-Day.
Indianapolis, Sept. 4. The weather
to-day was threatening and only 1,500
attended the second day of the fall
trotting and pacing races. The track
was heavy and consequently Directly
wbb not sent against his world's record
for two-year-olds. AHx will try for the
world's record for a mile to-morrow.
The sport was fine to-day and the fin
ishes were close and exciting. The 2:16
trotting event was one of the warmest
contests ever seen In the west. Dark
ness prevented Its completion. It is
claimed that every horse that won a
heat broke his or her record.
Action Taken by Fire Commissioners at
the Meeting Last Night
Captain Charles B. Martin of steamer
and Captain William H. Johnson of
steamer 8 were arraigned before the
board of fire commissioners last ev
ening .. on serious charges. Cap
tain Martin was charged with
being overtime off duty on August
29 and Captain Johnson with not re
sponding to a second alarm of fire on
July i. Both the acoused officials plead
ed guilty, and were reduced one grade
for a year, which Is equivalent to a fine
of $50 each.:
The following were promoted from
grade 2 to grade 1! George S. Barrows
of steamer No. 2, Charles H. Dyer and
Alpiieus Cahn of truck No. 1.
Applications for' positions In the de
partment ot W. P. Stevens, George Rell
ly and T. E. Benton were fecelved and
placed on file.
Petition to raise the roof of frame
buildings at 25 Williams street and 439
George street were referred to the
committee on. permits with power to
Permission was granted to Henry
White to erect an iron building at 1058
Chapel street, and a petition from C. H.
Fisher of the Starlft Steamboat com
pany to place a private fire alarm bex
at the dock was referred to the com-,
mlttea on fire alarm and, telegraph with
power to act, . t. i
The Steamer Should Ilawe Beaehed Sidney
Laat WeekBeing au Iron Vestal She 14
Kntlrely Vnanlted for Arctic ExpedU
St John's. N.F., Sept 4. Considerable;
apprehension Is felt he cfor the
steamer Miranda, which should havej
reached Sydney last week. She lefti
here with the Cook Arotlo expedition
for Greenland on July 14. She returned
two days later for repairs, having
struck an iceberg and stove her bow.
She left again on July 27 and has not
been heard from since. It Is feared that
she has met with some aoddent, as
Iron steamers like the Miranda are)
entirely unsuitable for Arctic uavlgo
The Miniin!.. tvid about fifty excur.
slonlsts nh-w" 1. Ueoldes aorcw of nearijj
i'T A l;
AU Walks o '. to Represented and Bus! J
ne s Suspended.
Waltham, Mass., Sept. 4. General NY
P. Banks was laid to rest this after
noon amid all the pomp and ceremony,
of the military life in which he "had
been such a distinguished participant,
and the sorrow of his fellow-cltliens,
whose love and veneration he had earn
ed by a life of steadfast devotion prin
ciple. Every walk in life was repre
sented, from the occupant of the gover
nor's chair to the humblest citizen of!
Waltham, who knew him as a lifelong
friend of the poor and lowly. Nothing
was lacking that could enhance tha
tribute which It was desired to pay, tq
the distinguished citizen whose re
mains were to-day laid In Grove Hill
cemetery. ',
General gloom pervaded the cfty,
heightened by the emblems of mourn-
lng conspicuously displayed In all pub
lie places and on hundreds of private)
buildings. Business was practically;
suspended all day, and the streets Were;
crowded with people Intent on paying)
the last tribute of respect to the illus
trious dead.
None but the relatives and cloBa
friends of General Banks were admitted
to the homestead on Main street where)
the body reposed In a black broadcloth!
covered coffin entirely devoid of display!
In strict accordance with the wishes
of the family. Here Episcopal services
were held at 8 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. F. F. Fales, rector emeritus, and
Rev. H. N. Cunningham, the present
rector of Christ church, Waltham.
At. 8 o'clock the remains were conn
veyed to Asbury Temple and placed -
within the railing In front of the chan
cel, and until 1 o'clock, when the doors,
were closed to the public there was a
continuous line of citizens taking a last
look at the face they knew so well.
The body was In the custody ot a
guard of honor from post 29, G. A. RJ
Inside the temple the balcony and cell
lng were heavily draped with blacbl
streamers swung gracefully from tha
center to the sldes Over the organ
the stars and stripes were hung on
each side of the American eagle, while)
the front of the organ and pulpit -wera
covered with heavy black drapery.- Tha
altar and rail were almost concealed
by sombre velvet. The vestibule and
stairways were also draped. The floral
tributes were the most beautiful even
seen In Waltham.
The heads and members of the city!
departments of Waltham met at tha
city hall and marched in a body to the
temple, where seats had been reserve
for them on the floor. The public ser-
vices in the temple commenced at St
o'clock and consisted of a brief address
by the mayor,, singing by a quartet,
an address by ex-Governor Boutwell,,
eulogy by Senator George F. Hoar, the
G. A. R. ritual and the benediction.
Among those present In the temple).'
and In the funeral were Governor!
Greenhalge, the lieutenant-governor,
members of the council, ex-governors.
Grand Army posts, federal and BtatS
officials, military and civic organiza
tions, including the Ancient and Hon
orable Artillery company, of which)
General Banks was a past commander,
the Loyal legion, representatives from
the Fifth army corps, of which General
Banks was the first commander, com
prising the Ninth, Sixteenth, Eight
eenth and Twenty-second regiments!
and Third, Fifth and Ninth light bat.
teries, Massachusetts Volunteers, mem
bers of the Boston (formerly the Banks)
and the Middlesex clubs.
Boston, Sept .4. A death mask eC,
General Banks was taken at his home
last night by William Ordway Part
ridge, the sculptor, assisted by an Ital
ian workman who performed a Ilka
service for Victor Hugo.
Unveiled by the German aa.peror at
Konlgaberg. "
Konigsberg, Sept. 4. Emperor Wil
liam, accompanied by tha empress, ar
rived here at 11 o'clock this morning tot
unveil the. monument erected to thk
memory of niu grandfather, Jfimpefor
William I. The town is in holiday ar
ray, crowded witn visitors, ana nana-
soniely decorated. The emperor was ofe
horse back and the empress rode in s
carriage. - Upon their arrival at tha
gateB of the city all the bells were rung,'
and the mayor read an address of wel
come. Tne emperor in ..reply said that
the country had been won by tha
sword and would be held by the sword.
The Imperial party then went to tha
main square, where the. monument -stands.
The streets were lined with
troops, and behind them were dens
masses of people.
On the square a guard at, honor wast
drawn up. Count Von Eulanberg, a
president of the memorial committee,
received the emperor and empress, and
in a speech of welcome dwejt upon the
servlcesvwh"lch William I had rendered
to Germany, A prayer followed, after'
which the emperor jinveijed, (be monU-j.
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