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VOL., LXV. NO.' 10.'.. PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN., MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1897 THE CARRINGTO N I HUSHING C 1 1 t LI Ml 4& 1 'II ft 1 i 1 1 MAN'S WAY-CHRIST'S WAY f ABLE AND SCHOLARLY SERMON BY ltKT. DR. S'tlFLKJt. Former Pastor of First Baptist Church In His Old Pulpit Strong Appeal to Curls tiaus to Endure the Conflict With Sin A Question of When Man is to Suffer Ills, Now, or In the By-and-by. the Rev. Dr. Stifler preached yester day at the First Baptist church. He was pastor of that church ten or fifteen years ago, and was much beloved by his peopl.e and since then has been one of the leading professors In Crozier Theological seminary, New "York state. His sermon was able and scholarly, and the theme of it was "Christ's Good "Wine." Prof. Stifler took for his text Juhn 2: 10: "Every man at the be ginning doth set forth good wine and when men have well drunk then that which is worse, but thou hast kept the good wine until now." Rev. Dr. Stifler said in part: "Men may be too old or too young to marry, but they are never too poor. This mat rimonial scene in Cana of Galilee was in a poor family. Else why did they enter upon its festivities with an in sufficient supply of wine, and why have we as guests the wife of the carpenter of Nazareth, her as yet unknown son, and those humble men, His disciples, gathered from the fishing boats of Galilee's sea? Poverty was the cause of the first miracle. The festivities are at their height. But while all is cheer In the dining hall, there is sadness and apprehension in the store room. The mother of the bridegroom whispers to Mary, who must have been intimate In the family, that the wine Is failing whispers it no doubt "with tears in her eyes. . Mary finds her son and says to Him: 'They have no wine." "Now, how Mary knew her son could remedy the awkward lack we have no means of knowing. She had just come up from the Jordan, where He had been baptized. As yet He had wrought no miracle, for this one In which the 'conscious water saw Its God and blush ed' was His very first. But Mary knew her son. It is the very highest compli ment both to Him and to her, that she at once hastens to him with the do mestic peril. She already knew Him as a helper." . Prof. Stifler recounted the beautiful story, and said that, the miracle not only manifested the glory of His power, but the glory of His way of dealing with men to make every good thing to be succeeded by a better to put the golden age in the future. Continuing he said: "Christ's way contrasts with that of the world. Men soon come in satiety to say, 'who will show us any Good?' they must pay premiums for the Invention of a new pleasure good wine first, afterward that which is worse, butane kingdom of heaven Is, first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear every good succeeded by a better. Man's sun may rise to the ze nith, but what else is the zenith but the beginning of decline. But Christ's sun is like Gideon's, that comes to its full height to stand still and shed its glory. "The text suggests two grand themes: Man's way, or the world's way In ref erence to the enjoyments, the use and the outcome of life; and secondly, Christ's way, the good, last. The ruler's speech to the bridegroom sufficiently indicates man's ways or the world's way. Every man-at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and afterward that which is worse. And hence poetry can only smile when she sings of our youth. She touches the minor chords of her lyre when she speaks of age. The roses on the cheeks of twenty become the wrinkles on the face of sixty. The text was spoken before a bridal altar. In wedded life, the honeymoon comes first. That life ends in leaving a solitary man or a solitary Woman with a broken heart. The cradle of man's life is full of crowing. His last breath goes out in a groan, and the death gurgle in his throat good wine first, afterward that which Is worse. Who ever says innlcent as age?' It is always 'Innocent as a child.' Age invariably gives us that which is worse, the guilt of sin. Our youth is generous and free hearted; age is always less so, if indeed it be not cold and calculating. Every mother sees the golden halo of promise crown ing the brow of her child, but in how many cases must it soon be admitted the halo has vanished the wine has failed.'.' The preacher then went on to speak of the bright but delusive prospects that the world offers young hearts. Ha drew examples from history, citing Na poleon's ambition to master Europe.and getting St. Helena; Caesar craved the Roman empire and got Brutus' steel; Moses might have been a prince in the house of Pharaoh, but leaves Egypt and starts for Canaan, but after forty years fails to realize and lies down in an unknown grave. "Human hopes are like human life. It begins lying on a warm bosom; it ends lying amid cold, damp clods. It bas its alpha in a downy cradle; it reaches it omega in the coffin. 'Vanity of vanities' said He who had experienc ed the utmost the world could give. "The text holds in the world's use of us. As a rule men are used as horses. "While the horse can pull or run he may ha-ve his oats, his blanket and his stable. When age robs him of power he is turned out to die. The world has no memory of what we have done. Whenever we can no more continue to do weare forgotten. Hundreds of names that sparkled in papers and magazines twenty years ago are as dull already as a withered bouquet. Men only look at rockets while they are going up. But It is just as far down as up; un in light and glory, down in darkness and silence, with none to mark us where we fell. We may become chil dren of God, but the world knows no man In such relation. It is but a workshop, a factory, an Egyptian brick kiln. It Is not a home; It has no Continued oa Sixth Pass.) HII.LUOUSE'S SEW puincipal. What a Hit. Vernon Paper Say of Mr. Scudder. The Mount Vernon (N. Y.) Daily Ar gus of last Friday says: Myron T. Scudder, state inspector of high schools in New York, and a brother of the Rev. Frank S. Scudder, until recentlv pastor of the Reformed church in this city, but now a resident missionary in Japan, has just been sig nally honored by receiving the appoint ment of principal of the Hillhouse high school of New Haven, Conn., at a salary of $3,000 per annum. Mr. Scudder will be remembered as the gentleman who made the address to the class of '96, the first one to grad uate from ,our high school. It was he who stated at that time that the younii graduates had completed the course as laid out by the board of education of this city and that they were entitled to diplomas, which, up to the present time, the board of education has not had the honor to give them. "New Haven is one of the foremost educational cities in the Union, and in the selection of Mr. Scudder the wisdom of the board of education of that city has been shown. "Mr. Scudder is one of the leading educators of this country and is a most progressive and up-to-date man. The city of New Haven Is to be congratu lated upon securing his services." CHIMES WITHIN CHIMES. A State of Affaire in Ohio Almost Chal lenging Credence. Bellefontalne, Ohio, Aug. 15. There were many detectives at work here and in Union township to-day on the rumors regarding the double murder one week ago of David Detrick and his wife. While only Ford and Deerwes- ter are under arrest for the crime, it is generally believed there are others who know something about It. In connection with the rumors Im plicating different neighbors, one man attempted suicide on his wife's grave because he was suspected, and a wo man, after brooding over the honor, took morphine with suicidal intent. Yesterday Mrs. Charles Spellman, a rel ative of the Detrlcks, charged her father-in-law with, M. C. Speelman, with criminal assault, and there was talk of lynching the father-in-law as well as Ford and Deerwester, but no such violence is anticipated. The excite ment, however, is intense. The sensation now is the alleged con fession of Ford to Mr. William Ells worth previous to his arrest that, he committed the double murder. Ford now denies the confession. MURDERER OF CAXOYAS. Tried Sunday by Court Martial Sentence of the Court Not Divulged. Vergara, Spain, Aug. 15. Michael Angiolillo, alias "Golli," was tried here this morning by court-martial for the murder of Senor Canovas del Castillo at the baths of Santa Agueda on Au gust 8: The court consisted of a lieu tenant colonel and six captains of ar tillery. All the statements of Angiolillo were submitted in writing. The sentence of the court will not be divulged until it has been confirmed by the supreme council of war. MINEIIS STILL HOPEFUL. Grimly Determined to Fight It Out to the Bitter End if Need Be. Pittsburg, Aug. 15. A leaden sky and fitful showers contributed to the feel ing of depression which existed at the miners' camps and Turtle and Plum Creeks to-day. The men huddled to gether for shelter under the commissa ry tents, and, having nothing to do, put in the time smoking and discussing the strike in all its phases. The spirit of aggressiveness, however, has largely died out. The same grim of determin ation to stick it out until starvation brings defeat or their efforts victory is apparent, but there are no propositions to attain their end by force or to go contrary to the sheriff's order. There was no marching this morn ing. This has been the usual Sunday custom at all the camps, but even if it had been otherwise the strict orders of all strike leaders to wait quietly until after Monday would have prevented them. Sunday has been usually used by the men to do missionary among the working miners. None of them at tempted to see any workmen, however, and kept severely away from the com pany houses. The march into Westmoreland coun ty will begin as soon as the injunction is settled in court. Much anxiety is expressed as to the outcome. The men stake everything on their ability to show the right to assemble and march on the public roads. This afternoon there was a large mass meeting at Plum Creek. About one thousand strikers and two hundred miners from the Plum Creek mine were present. Speeches were made by Pres ident Ratchford, Samuel Uompers. James R. Sovereign and the local lead ers. The meeting was orderly, and there was no interference from the dep uties. There is a possibility of the custom ary march taking place in the early morning in spite of the strike orders issued by President Dolan against such a course. Some of the men are fretting under the restraint and Captain Bel lingham, who is in charge of the camp, said to-night that he had not decided whether to allow the march or not. The deputies are on the alert, and say they will arrest any who make the at tempt. Evictions from company houses have begun. One family has already been evicted and their household goods are on the roadside near Center. It is prob able that other evictions will take place to-morrow. Two Tnnng Men Drowned. Monticello, N. Y., Aug. 15. Ira Sims and John Honsinger of White Lake were drowned In Black lake last night at 10 o'clock while rowing. Martin Sprague, who was with them, swam ashore more dead than alive, and gave the alarm. Both young men were well thought of. Their bodies have been recovered. ON THE FIELD OF HONOR prince hexm seiciovsly WOUND ED BY THE COUXT OF TURIN. The Former Receives Two Wonnds, hut Fatal Results Are Not Feared The tat ter Cut on the HhhiI Duel Fought au at Early Hour Sunday It Lasted Twenty Six Minutes Fighting Was Determined. Paris, Aug. 15. The Count of Turin and Prince Henri of Orleans fought a duel with swords at 5 o'clock this morn ing in the Bois de Marechaux at Van cresson. M. Leontieff acted as umpire. The fighting was most determined and lasted twenty-six minutes. There were five engagements, of which two were at close quarters. Prince Henri received two serious wounds, in the right shoul der and the right side of the abdomen. The Count of Turin was wounded in the right hand. Prince Henri was taken to the residence of the Due de Chartres and received medical attention. The condition of Prince Henri of Or leans is as satisfactory this evening as could be expected. The doctors, after consultation, have expressed the opin ion that no important organ was touch ed; but absolute rest is necessary for recovery. Owing to rumors at Naples and else where the public had not expected that the duel would come off. It was, there fore, quite private. The official account furnished by the seconds recites fully the circumstances leading up to the encounter: The Count of Turin, considering the letters of Prince Henri of Orleans to the Figaro offensive to the Italian ar my, wrote him on July 6 demanding a retraction. This letter could not be answered until after August 11, the day of the arrival of Prince Henri in France. The prince replied to the count's demand by telegram, maintain ing the right of a traveler to record his experiences. . The official account then describes the arrangements for the duel, gives the names of the respective seconds, and says that at their first interview they agreed that the encounter was in evitable. By common accord the con ditions were settled as follows: The weapon to be the duelling sword: each combatant to use that of his own country, but the blades to be of equal length; each combatant to be at liberty to maintain the ground he gains, and each to be allowed the space of fifteen metres within which to advance or re tire; each assault to continue four minutes; the combat to be resumed in the positions occupied and only to ter minate on the decision of the four sec onds or the advice of the doctor, when one of the adversaries is manifestly In a state of inferiority; the conduct of the meeting to be entrusted alternately to the two parties, lots being drawn at commencement. ' This latter feature of the arrange ments was due to the formal objection of the seconds of Prince Henri of Or leans to the direction of the encounter by a fifth party. At a later meeting yesterday the seconds decided upon the rendezvous. The proces-verbal then proceeds to describe the encounter. It says that in the first assault Prince Henri was hit in the right breast, though the weapon did not penetrate beyond the subcuta neous cellular tissue. On the strength of the report of the doctors the seconds decided that the combat must go on. The second assault was stopped be cause the combatants came into close quarters. In the third assault the Count of Tu rin was hit in the back of the right hand, but the weapon did not pene trate beyond the subcutaneous cellular tissue. In the fourth assault the umpire, Ma jor Leontleff, declared that the sword of Prince Henri was bent and stopped the engagement long enough to furnish his royal highness with a new weapon. In the fifth assault the combatants again got into close quarters and were stopped. Prince Henri in a counter blow, being hit in the right lower region of the abdomen, the doctors on both sides examined the wound and declar ed that Prince Henri was rendered by it clearly Inferior to his antagonist. Major Leontieff and M. Meturichon pro posed that the combat be stopped, and this was done by common accord. While his wound was being dressed Prince Henri, raising himself upon the ground, extended his hand to the Count of Turin, saying: "Allow me, monsig neur, to phake hands with you." The count extended his hand. The physicians present were Dr. Tou pet and Dr. Hartmann on behalf of Prince Henri and Dr. Carle on behalf of the Count of Turin. This account of the fighting was signed by the sec onds. Immediately on the crossing of the swords Prince Henri vigorously pressed his adversary. The Count of Turin re treated to the limit of the ground, and then, resuming the offensive, touched his opponent. The third and fourth as saults ended in long engagements with in guard. The Temps says that the wound fn the abdomen of Prince Henri is seri ous, but not alarming. Had the count's steel gone half a centimetre deeper the intestines would have been perforated. After his wound had received a pre liminan' dressing Prince Henri walked to his carriage unaided. The Count of Turin, accompanied by his seconds, left Paris, for Italy this af ternoon. He was not experiencing any cpecial distress from his wound. The seconds of Prince Henri of Or leans were M. De Leontieff, governor general of the Equatorial provinces of Abyssinia, and M. Rauol Mourichon. The Count of Turin's were General Count Avagadro Di Quinto and the Marquis Carlo Dl GInori. ALL IS .TOY IS ITALY. Count of Turin is the Popular Idol of the Hour. Rome, Aug. 15. The news of the re sult of the duel has been received here with the greatest enthusiasm, Crowda fill the streets cheering for the Count of Turin and the army and calling upon the bands In the public squares to play the royal hymn. Many of the houses are decorated with flags in honor of the result, and all the newspapers have issued special editions giving the details of the en counter. Extra guards have been mounted at the French embassy and consulate. Congratulatory telegrams are show ered upon the members of the royal family from all parts of Italy, and many have been received from abroad. The meeting between the seconds yesterday was long and stormy. The representatives of Prince Henri stated on his behalf that he could not with draw his original assertions, as he had written only the truth about the Italian officers and was entirely willing to give satisfaction to a representative Italian, The seconds made absolute privacy a condition, and said that if a soul were present except, the principals, seconds and doctors, the fight should be stop ped and the count of Turin should re turn immediately to Italy, and be fol lowed by Prince Henri to fight it out there. For this reason various places of meeting were mentioned to mislead the inquisitive, and the seconds on both sides changed sleeping quarters during the night in order to throw the newspa per correspondents off the scent. At the Interview between the sec onds yesterday one of them became very much excited and said it was now a quarrel between the two countries, adding: "We wishthe whole Italian army could assist ait this duel." When weapons were being discussed the Italians stood out for the sabre and were with the greatest difficulty convinced that the French duelling code did not admit o tfhe sabre except In the case of cavalry officers. All started with the utmost secrecy at 3 this morning. The parties arrived at the place agreed upon almost simul taneously about 4 o'clock. Little time was wasted in the preparations. They faced each other exactly at 5 o'clock. Angry glances were exchanged and both looked cool and determined. They fought in their shirt sleeves. Prince Henri with bare hands and the count with gloves. At the words "Allez Mes sieurs," both started vigorously, so vigorously as to astonish and disturb the seconds. It was a thrilling exhibi tion of sword play; and Major Leon tieff describing it with extraordinary vivacity, says it was terrible. It appears that Prince Henri's sword was bent by a button of the count's trousers; but for this chance It seems there is little doubt that the count would have been run through or at least dangerously wounded. In fact, the doctors and seconds thought this had happened. BLOODY RACE RIOT. Three Men Killed and Two Seriously Wounded. Cincinnati, O., Aug. 15. A special to the Commercial Tribune from Little Rock, Ark., says: The bloodiest race riot that has oc curred in Arkansas in months took place at Palarm station, thirty miles from Little Rock late last evening. Three men; are dead, another fatally wounded and two others badly injured. The dead are: Harrison Kerr, a negro, shot to pieces. Charles Peters, colored, killed out right. Charles Andry, white, shot through the heart. The seriously Injured are: J. T. Clarke, jr., a telegraph oper ator, shot through the shoulder, prob ably fatally; R. Owens, white, deputy sheriff of Perry county, shot through the groin, seriously wounded. Owens, a deputy sheriff of Perry county, had a warrant for Harrison Kerr, a negro, charged with murder. When he attempted to make the arrest at Palarm Kerr opened fire on the offi cer. The first shot struck Owens in the groin, the bullet striking silver In the trousers pocket and inflicting a serious wound. The money in Owens' pocket probably saved his life. Five or six negroes joined in with Kerr. A pitched battle ensued, in which over fifty shots were fired. When the shoot ing was over Andry and Peters lay dead. Clarke had staggered into his office and fell upon the floor. Owens was lying in a ditch near the station and Kerr and the remainder of his companions had disappeared. The en tire town was at the scene of the shoot ing and a posse started in pursuit of the fleeing negroes. Harrison Kerr was found lying dead in the road a mile away, literally shot to pieces, blood running from five wounds in his body. The other ne groes who participated in the bloody affair continued their flight and have not yet been captured. The whole country is in a fever of excitement and should Kerr's associates be cap tured they will never come to trial. BODY LYIXG IX STATE. Remains of Senator Jumps Z. George In Mississippi Capitol. Jackson, Miss., Aug. 15. The remains of the late Senator James Z. George, who died at Mississippi City yesterday, reached this city to-day at 2 p. m. and were met at the railroad station by an immense crowd of citizens. A line of march was formed and the remains conveved to the rotunda of the capitol. where they will He in state under a military guard until to-morrow. Immediately after the remains were placed on the flowery bier in the cap itol the lid of tne cornn was removed and a continuous throng of people pass ed in line to view for the last time the face of the dead senator. To-morrow the remains of the late senator will be taken to Carrollton, Miss., for burial by the side of his wife, who died only a few weeks ago. The Uprising in India. Bombay, Aug. 15. A telegram from Cherat says that sharp firing was heard last evening in the direction of Fort Shabkadr. There is great excitement at Peshawar. The women and children who have been in the contonments at Cherat have gone into the Murree hills, northeast of Rawalpindi. J. D. WHITMORE IS DEAD THE EX-l'RIXClPAL OF HILLHOUSE PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING. Had Loiik Been a Sufferer "Never a Mo ment When I am Not in Pain," He Said Last Thursday During a Visit to This Office Leaves Two Daughters and One Son A Noted Educator. The death of James D. Whltmore, formerly principal of Hillhouse High school, occurred at his residence, 147 Bradley street, at 1:30 this morning. Mr. Whltmore was sixty-eight years of age, and had been in ill health for some time. During the past year he had failed rapidly, and was a great sufferer from chronic ailments. Mr. Whltmore was for several years sub-master of Hillhouse High school, holding that po sition under Principal Curtis, whom he succeeded as principal of the school. Mr. Whltmore was a native of Ver mont, but had lived during the greater part of his active life In New Haven. He was one of the best known of local educators and teachers. On April 22, 1887, T. W. T. Curtis, at that time principal of Hillhouse high school, resigned and Mr. Whitmore, who was then sub-master of the school, was appointed principal pro tempore to serve during the remainder of that school year. Before the beginning of school In the following September Mr. Whltmore was appointed principal of the school for the following year, and continued in the position up to the ear ly part of the '90's, when he was suc ceeded by Isaac S. Thomas. He served two terms on the board of aldermen, representing the Eighth ward. Mr. Whitmore had been a sufferer for some time, but the end was hardly thought to be so near. Last Thursday evening he called at the Journal and Courier office and said that he was feel ing very poorly. He said, "There is never a moment but what I am in pain." During his conversation that evening he spoke of Hillhouse high school with much interest and left a communication regarding the school which was published in Friday morn ing's issue. In that communication he said, among other things: "If New Haven for the next five years would wlth-hold all her carping criticisms of our schools and school officials, and in every possible way aid and support those who are endeavor ing to give us better schools 'old Hill house' would be more highly regarded in the community and state than ever before, and Its Marked excellencies and high character would be known throughout the land, attracting many desirable residents to our city." Mr. Whltmore's wife died a few years ago, but two daughters and a son sur vive him. The son is John Whltmore, who resides in Lynn, Mass, where he is the principal of the classical high school. No arrangements , for the funeral have yet been. made. BAClIICLOIl POLITICIANS. Mrs, Charlotte Smith, the Reformer, Is to Fight Them. Boston, Aug. 15. Mrs. Charlotte Smith, who has taken active interest in women's rescue work in this and other cities, and in work of special re form, and whose recent agitation against women riding bicycles has at tracted widespread attention, has an nounced her opposition to bachelor pol iticians. She explains that her protest against bachelors running for public office has been taken seriously and been as well endorsed; that she will con tinue her work in that direction as a means of continuing her crusade against the social evil. Her first step In her new work in this city is in the form of letters to democratic and re publican city committees," protesting against the nomination of mayoralty candidates this fall of Joslah Qulncy and Edwin U Curtis, respectively, be cause they are bachelors. The letter says: "Bachelors have always been failures as chief magistrates and legislators In this and every other country. Both your candidates are bachelors and bachelor politicians, are narrow-mind ed, selfish, egotistical and cowardly. "David B. Hill of New York, who posed as the bachelor presidential can didate, is a typical illustration of this class of men. He is morally selfish. "Therefore it is about time to organ ize anti-bachelor clubs in this state. It should be the purpose of every young woman to look up the record of each and every man who is looking for votes and should his moral character be such that would unfit him for office, then his shortcomings should be the point of attack by the anti-bachelor women of Massachusetts. There are 47,000 girls between the ages of twenty and twenty-nine years in this state who cannot find husbands, as there is that number less men. "We have too many temporarily mar ried politicians on the market." lilllh WAS FOUND DEAD. Suspicions Circumstances Attending the Death of Dora, A. Cilshman. Bristol, Vt, Aug. 15. Dora A. Cush- man, the fifteen-year-old girl of Dr. A. J. Cushman of Lincoln, was found dead in a pavsture near her father's house at daybreak, by a searching party which had been out all night. The girl went blackberrying yesterday afternoon and when she did not return search was made. Arthur Cushman, the girl's brother, found the body and an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death. There are suspicious circum stances attending the death and the disappearance of a young man from town Is believed to have something to do wita it. ItAlX VERSUS SERMON. Former Compels Rev. Mr. Hall to Give tip tho Latter When Near Thirdly. The Rev. A. M. Hall has the un- preached thirdly of a sermon In his possession, Its companion firstly and secondly having been preached yester day. The reason of this somewhat unique incident Is as follows: Rev. Mr. HalJ had been announced as the preacher for yesterday at the popular 4 o'clock outdoor services on the green. There was also a shower at half-past four o'clock, which, although unannounced. secured the right of way when it got there. A good crowd was present to take in the sermon, and the preacher started it as scheduled. After a few introduc tory remarks to the effect that man was the greatest of earth's creation, he took Paul as a typical example of a man, and the words of Paul, "I have fought a good fight; I have finished jny course; I have kept the faith," as his text. ' ; . , ' t- Dividing the text into three heads, Mr. Hall spoke eloquently of the good fight the apostle Paul had run under the first head and the race that he had run was comprised under the second. Enlarging on his theme, he compared the world to a battlefield, or a race course, and every one as a soldier or runner. , . -. ( . Every one was deeply interested and becoming more so. It seemed a pity, but Just here, as the preacher was rounding the curve and about to strike the open track of thirdly, the unan nounced rain began to fall In big drops, completely drowning put . the sermon and congregation. There was no need of the benediction to dismiss the con gregation; they sought cover without dismissal. . v Rev. Mr. Hall will try again next Sunday, and it is to be hoped that tho weather and sermon will not conflict. FROM ALL OYER THE WORLD. One Thousand Men In Victoria, B. C. Bound for the Klondike. Victoria, B. C, Aug. 15: There were in Victoria this morning close upon 1,000 men of every class and from every part of the world who were wildly anxious to get started on tfhe long trip to the new Eldorado. These men had tickets which will carry them to Skag way Bay. The Bristol has been fitted with bunks and stalls for horses from the bottom of her hold to- the top of her cabin deck, and every bunk and stall is occupied, close upon 600 men go ing on the Bristol and Just as many horses and mules. Even the big col Her is filled up, the feed for these ani mals and the outfits for the men tak ing up an immense amount of space. " The Islander has just as large a crowd but much space is taken up by a contingent of mounted police, their horses, dogs and outfits. They realize that they have a winter's trip before them before they reach Dawson CJty, and are taking dogs and sleighs. Horses will be taken as far as pos sible and when they are of no more use will be killed and used as food for dogs. A few of the men are going up with the idea of purchasing cheap out fits from men who became discour aged, and are turning back, but most of them are well provided and all are taking pack animals. W. W. E.-Cano-van of Ottawa, who was a member of Canadian boundary survey, in which capacity he learned much about, Alas ka, left on the Islander. Mr. Canovan is going to look over teh ground for the Klondike Region Mining company. This company will send out a" large party in the spring . to prospect and work claims In the Canadian Yukon. JUMPED 1XTO THE SOUXD. A Long Island Man Leap from the City of Worcester. New London, Aug. . 15. When the steamer City of Worcester reached here to-night on her return from an excur sion trip to Newport and Greenport it was learned that a man of the name of Heffernan of Long Island City, N. Y., committed suicide by- jumping off the boat while opposite Point Judith about 6:30 this evening. Heffernan acted in an irrational manner all the afternoon and an officer was about to place him under restraint when he rushed to the side of the boat and leaped over. A boat was launched, but no trace of him could be found. His full name could not be learned. Very Youthful Burglars. A quartet of youthful burglars were arrested yesterday afternoon by Officer Loughlin for stealing articles from the storehouse of C. S. Merslck & Co., at the rear of the company's place on Crown street. The boys were discover ed in the storehouse by the officer, who watched them until they came out with armfuls of small hardware. Among the articles whloh they had when caught were a box of spirit levels and a box of small sausage grinders. 8600,000 Fire in Baltimore. Baltimore, Aug. 15. The large saw and planing mills of the Tunis Lumber company, which are located at the foot of Boston street on the water front, were destroyed by fire to-night. Fire was communicated to the structure by a bolt of lightning, and the conflagra tion was only subdued after it had wrought damage to the extent of $600, 000. One Sunday Liquor Raid. A raid was made yesterday afternoon by Speoial Officers Bonner and Beetz on the house at 7 William street, occu pied by a family of Italians. The of ficers had learned that liquor was be ing sold at the place and when they entered the house they found a large party of Italians drinking. Fifteen bot tles of beer and a quart of whiskey were confiscated. VANGUARD OF FIRE CHIEFS SEVERAL ALREADY HERE CON VENTION OPENS TO-MORROW. Large Parties Expected To-day Chief Swenle of Chicago Will Arrive This Kveuing The Grand Illumination on (he Green Begins To-morrow Night Exhibitions of Fire Apparatus. During the week New Haven will en- , tertain as her guests several hundred Are chiefs, Including in their number some of the most famous fire fighters in the United States and Canada. These heroes of many a disastrous con-. flagration will be welcomed by all New, Haven and If the arrangements now. made are carried out everything possi ble will be done to make their reoep tion and entertainment here such that they , will always have pleasant reool- lections of their visit to the City of, Elms. Elaborate plans of entertain ment have been prepared by the gen eral oommittee in charge of arrange ments for the convention and nothing now remains to be done but to carry " out their plans, which promise a reoep tion well worthy of New Haven and one that will compare very favorably with that given to the chiefs by other cities in which former conventions v have been held. J , Some of the visiting chiefs have al- ' ready arrived, but it is expected that nearly every train arriving in. the city; to-day will bring more and that by to- ; night a great proportion, of those x pected will have arrived. A party of 150 Is expected to arrive on the steamer Richard Peck this evening and Chief Swenie of Chicago with a delegation from that and other western cltl8 la -expected to arrive on the 9 o'clock train! from New York to-night. The Chicago party will come over the New York Central to Albany and go down tha Hudson from that city to "ew York by steamer. , Those visitors to tha convention who ' had already arrived last evening are: Chief McFall of Roanoke, Va., Henry; A. Hills of Cincinnati, secretary of the ', International Fire Engineers' assocla tton, and wife, Assistant Chief Carl M. Roemer of Montgomery, Ala., Chief T. W. Haney of Jacksonville, Fla., Chief J. H. Osborn of Southington, and Ex hibitors F. A. Berry, Ai Robart of Cambrldgeport, Mass., and , W. H. Wright and John H. Melouln'of Bos ton. ' ',' The grand Illumination on the Green which will last during the four night a or the convention will begin to-mor row evenimy. -t, :. . i ne grass piot in rront or tne central - : Are office has been profusely set with fine potted plants and palms.hr horror Of the visitors. One of the most in teresting, features of the convention will be the-exhibits. In the store at 837 Chapel street, formerly occupied by Ewen Mclntyre, and the use of which, Mr. Mclntyre has kindly donated for that purpose, will be a complete exhibit of small fire appliances. In the Bhow windows of the same building will be an interesting and valuable exhibition! of about 150 old Are relics. Onttoebroad! pavements at the front and rear of city hall will be a large exhibit of fire rolling stock. To-morrow morning the convention! will open at 11 o'clook. At that houp there will be an assembly In front of the city hall and the assemblage will proceed to Warner hall in the follow lng order: ' " ' 1 3eneral committee of arrange ments acting as escort. 1 ' -, 2 Old Guard band. 3 President and officers of the as sociation. , ?: 4 Ex-presldents and guests. 5 Chiefs, associate and honoraryi members. . 6 Exhibitors and others. Upon arriving at Warner hall tha convention will receive the formal wel come by His Honor Mayor Fred B. Farnsworth, and others. Responses. Organization for business, transaction! of business and disousslon of topics ancl papers. . ,y . '. Regular order of business. . : Perhaps the most interesting feature! of the convention to the general publlo will be the illumination on the green. About 1,200 incandescent lights will b used to illuminate the entire lower half of the green. The power to supply these lights will be furnished free ofl charge by the Fair Haven and West ville Railroad company, which has a large reserve power. A considerable! power will be required to run the large number of HghtB and it is probable thatl for this and for the increased passenger? traffic on the road during the conven tion an extra engine will be run at the) power house. ' SET OX FIRE BY A CIOARETTE. How Bessie Jackson, the Soubrette, Says She Met Her Death. New York, Aug. 15. Mrs. Elizabeth Caltinor, otherwise known as Bessie Jackson, the soubrette who was mys teriously burned on Saturday morning in a West Thirty-third street board ing house, died to-day from her injuries1 at the New York hospital. Mrs. Mary Ann Patterson, the board ing house mistress, who was said to have thrown a lighted lamp at the young woman, was held for further ex amination to-day by the magistrate at the Jefferson Market police court. In her dying statement to Coroner Hoeber Mrs. Caltinor denied that Mrs. Patter son had caused her injuries and inti mated that she was accidentally set on fire by a cigarette. Mrs. Caltinor came to this city from Boston, Mass., four months ago. ITALY'S MINISTER OF JUSTICE. Senator G. Costa Died at Rome Sunday-. Touching Telearam to King Humbert. Rome, Aug. 15. Senator G. Costa, minister of justice, is dead. Shortly before he expired he sent a touohlng deathbed telegram of farewell to Klnj Humbert. Marquis Di Rudini, the premier. will temporarily assume the portfolio.