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bent Sporting Page published In
Washington. It has lonjr fought the
fight for true sport, as opposed to
.rascality and crookedness of every
at I roes
THE MORNlNO TIMES jrlvea all
the news. It Is supplied by theT.
United Press and the Bennett Cable
.Service, supplemented by the Asso
ciated Press Service. The Morning
Times leads In News.
VOL. 1. "TSTO. 20.
City of Richmond Carried Away
the Vaudive's Bowsprit.
Ho Was on the Jibboom "When tbe
Collision Occurred l'ollco IlmK
ecd Ilio Rlicr for Ills Body, Hut He
"Was Safe on Board t lie Sf earner A
X'nsMenger'H Story of the Affair.
Toe steamer City of Richmond collided
with the schooner Murray Vandlve, about
9 o'clock this morning, at O. L. Sheriffs
coal wharf, at the foot of Seventh street.
Both boats were injured by the collis
ion, the schooner losing her jibboom and the
Richmond a portion of her wheelhousc.
immediately after the accident the Rich
mond, notwithstanding her damages, pro
ceeded down the river, and not stopping
to ascertain the injuries to tbe other vesel.
The Richmond left her wharf about 9
o'clock to make her usual trip to Colonial
Beach. Lying moored at an adjoining
wbnrt was the schooner, which arrived
here yesterday afternoon from CnsfiUd,
lid , loaded with coal. Suddenly, with
out warning of any kind, the Richmond
backed into the schooner, carrying away
a part of her Jibboom.
Izaell Feci, a colored man belonging to
the crew of tl e Vandlve, was seated on the
Jibboom fixing the rigging at the time of
the accident, and when the crash came
lie disappeared.
It w as supposed t hat he bad been knocked
over board and drowned.
The harbormaster was at once notified
and the crew of the police boat Joe
Blackburn rehired to the scene of the
accident and commenced dragging the
rier for tl e body
The tcarch vas attended with no little
difficulty as the river at the place of tli
accident is from twenty-five to thirty
feet deep Notwithstanding tbe dlsad-
vantages which the searchers encountered
they continued to drag for the body for
over an hour hoping each mhiute to dis
cover it. The search was a fruitless one,
The reports which spread greatly ex
aggerated the accident, and in Ict3 than
bait an hour over. 000 people bad as
sembled at the docks.
When the searchers were about to aban
don their work, a telephone message was
received from Alexandria from the captain
of the Richmond, stating that reel was
nllve and well and had taken the Alexan
dria ferry to Washington
It seuns the nun wjs suddenly trans
ported from the Jibboom on which ho was
seated to the deck of the steamer, the force
of the collision throwing him to the other
He communicated the fact to CapL
Posey on board the Richmond, and as soon as
tbe steamer .arrived at Alexandria the
captain tekpboncd to Washington reel
was very muili surprised to find that his
sudden disappearance had occasioned so
much trouble
Tha officials who had so vigorously
prosecuted the search for his body, felt v ery
much chagrined over the episode, and the
scene, which hads been one of sadness, was
suddnly turned into one of merriment.
The accident, which, according to the
witnesses, was due to the negligence of
the captain or the City of Richmond, was
a rather expensive one. It will cost over
51,000-to repair the damage done to
both boats.
The accident might have been more seri
ous. If tha steamer had struck the Van
dlve further aft, it would have undoubtedly
smashed in her bows, and she would have
gone down at the wharf.
how peel WAS RESCUED.
It seems tbat reel, who had such a
miraculous escape from death, owes his
life to Mr- W. II. Easlon, manager of the
Bijou Theater, who was a passenger on
board the Richmond. When seen by a
Times reporter lie gave the following ac
count of tbe accident:
"I was standing aft on the upper deck
when the crash came. I saw the steamer
back Into the Vandlve and suddenly heard
the crashing timbers as the Jibboom of
the schooner was broken by the force of
the blow.
"I was surprised to see a colored man
clinging to the chains of the Jibboom as
It came through the wheel bouse, and
without hesitating n moment I grabbed
him and held him securely. There was.
no one nrou'id me but a lot of ladies, some
of whom fainted from fright. The man
1 held did not seem to realize the miracu
lous escape lie bad bad, and was com
pletely stunned. I got off 'he boat at
Alexandria and came up on the ferry
boat with him to this city. Ills band
was quite badly Injured, but I dressed
It as well as I could, and as soon as IU;
ferrj reached Washington had him taken
to Frovldence Hospital. I do not think
be is Injured very badly, but only stunned
Irom the blow and shock received."
Ml r
tails concern-
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news features in this
issue of The Evening
Times will be found
in to-morrow's Morn
ing Times.
Dcmor Will Have Sew Boiler Itegnla
tlons. Denver, Col., Aug. 27. An important
step in protection from boiler accidents is
contemplated by tbe city council in the pro
posed ordinance governing that subject. At
a Joint conference yesterday of engineers,
boiler experts, and aldermen it was tbe
consensus of opinion that neither boiler
inspection nor the licensing of englnccra
is sufficient in Itself to protect the pub
lic It was claimed tbat all large cities must
eventually come to tbe point of prohibit
ing tbe use of open-flue boilers within tbe
business areas, and ermlt only water tube
safety be ,ta to be used. Of these there
are nov over twenty different styles and
makes, so that such a measure would ni
be class legislation.
Denver is urged to take this advanced
step now. This proposed action Ib opposed
by boiler insurance companies and by tbe
makers of cheap boilers and those of the
old style. An Interesting controversy
is likely to arise over the matter. The
Oumry Hotel accident, in which twenty
two people were killed, was caused, it is
now believed, by a directive boiler, and
was not due to carelessness of the young
boy who held the position of engineer.
Tliey Lend to the Bodily Curvliuj of
Three Men.
Brooklyn, Aug. 27. Threo men were se
verely stabbed In a fight last night at No
202 Fourth avenue. Antonio Richie, one
of the men, who was taken to the beney
Hospital, may die. He received a cut in the
breast with a razorsald to have been wielded
by Frederick Vcney.
The row look place In Vency'a rooms.
Veuey, Richie, Co&slnl, Fouts and others
were drinking and playing games, when a
dispute arose ocr a technical point. The
three men named began to fight, and Vcney
was cut In the back between the shoulder
blades Fouts wascut in the arm aLd shoul
der. Richie's wounds were the most seri
ous Veney was arraigned in the Butler
street police court to-day, charged with as
sault. He was held for examination on
September 4.
High Official Appointed to Assist
In the Investigation.
Department Is Now Satisfied That
tin" Minister Ik Currying Out
His Instructions.
Minis terDenbyhasatlastbeenheardfrom,
a cablegram being received from him by
Acting Secretary Adee to-day. In whltli lie
states that In response to a request made
by him to the Tsungli Yanicn, the Taotai.
Haa Using has been sent to co-operate with
Consul IILxson in investigating the Kuclieng
The rank of the commissioner, who Is
an iulcndaut of circuit, is, by treaty, equal
to that Of. the consul. It is supposed at the
Department tbe name ot tbe officer may
have lieen altered In transmission over
the cable, and it is possible that the name
should be Hsu Yung-I, a well known Met
ropolitan officer, who for many years was
vice-president ot the board of works, and
has also been of late vears a minister of
the Tsungli Yamen.
Itisstatcdat the Department that whether
or not this Is a mistaken idea, the person
nppo lnted appears from his name tounqucs
tionably belong to the family of this well
kno wn minister. The wording of Minister
Denbv's cablegram leads the Department
to believe that this commissioner has been
sent from Fekiu, and the inference is givei.
out at the Department that Minister Denby
linn given ample Instructions to Consul
Hixson, and that ho Is'cnjoj ing all facilities
necessary to carry out his Instructions at
It does not appear from Mr. Denby 's dls
patch that be lias succeeded in straighten
ing out the complication caused by the re
fusal of the Chinese officials at Ku Cheng to
permit the American and British commis
sioners lo attend the inquiry into the mas
sacre That Is the most Interesting phase of tbe
situation, and a speedy adjustment of It in
favor of the joint commission is desired
It is probable, however, that the Taotai
sent to co-opcrnte with Consul Hixson will
start a new investigation in behalf of the
general government of China, thus super
seding the officials who are now making
inquiry presumably under authority ot
the viceroy of the province.
Flvo Vessels Which Could Not Stand
the Stress.
Halifax, N. S.. Aug. 27. The recent
northeast gale, accompanied by heavy rain
and lightning, did considerable damage
to shipping, but fortunately but few lives
were lost. The schooner George P. Trigg
drifted ashore nt Port Hawkesbury, but
will probably bo 6aved. Theschooner Morn
ing Light will boa total wreckatMallgnant
Cove. Her captain, Anthony Walker, was
The Lllla Llnwood is a. total wreck at
Magdalen Islands. The Four Bisters is a
total wreck near Loulsbuig, and the Quaere
Boeurs Is ashore at Big Loralne. The
schooner L. Everett was dismasted off
Ills Cnco Was One ot tho Most Im
portant Ever Tried.
Boston, Mass , Aug. 27. Ex-Pay Clerk
David Bayre, U. B. N., vwas tried about a
year ago on a charge of embezzlement of
government funds
As a civil appointee in tbe service be
filed exceptions to the ruling of the naval
court and was sustained for a time by tbe
civil courtsjof Virginia.
He was committed to tbe naval prison
at tbe navy yard this forenoon upon a one
year's sentence.
His case was one of tbe most Important,
from a legal standpoint, ever tried in this
country, involving, as It did. a conflict be
tween tbe civil and military authorities.
Throttling Boiler Explosion.
Eldora, I1L, Aug. 27. By tbe explosion
of aboIIer of athresblogmachtns atO wassa
yesterday afternoon two people were killed
and a number of others Injured. Those
killed were Monroe Babcock, jx farmer; and
AnnaHotfman, daughter of Fraak Hoffman
Beveral of the threshing gang were also In
jured, It is feared, fatally.
Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond will - -me at
regularschedule, 8 a.m.
No Glue to the Sender of Judge
Holt's Will.
It Is Generally Conceded to Bo a Gen
uine Document and the Signatures
Have Been Identified Beyond a
'Doiiht Wlmt tho City Hall Offi
cials Think About the Matter.
Since the publication yesterday afternoon
of tbe receipt of Judge Holt's .will by Reg
ister of Wills Wright the occurrence lias
formed the chief toplootconvcrsatlonevcry
wbcre, and all kinds of surmises and specu
lations about tbe document were advanced.
But tbev are tJrmises only, and the mys
tery concerning tbe finding and sending
of the will is as dense as ever.
Practically no new features were devel
oped in tbe matter torday. Col. Wright
bad the will photographed by Charles
Parker yesterday afternoon. A bait dozen
copies of tbe picture were delivered at the
office of tbe register or wills to-day. They
were pasted on canvas, and will be used
to show to those desirous of Investigating
the case.
The original will, with its famous signa
tures, was returned to Its box in the iron
safe, from which it will be taken only upon
tho most urgent occasions.
Tho generally accepted theory is that
the instrument is genuine. The theory is
strongly supported by attendant circum
stances. The will is In the handwriting ot
tho testator. This has been iiositively iden
tified by many. The signatures of the 11
lnstriouB witnesses, Sherman and Grant,
are familiar to every -cue who has seen
their names penned on official documents
and are Identical with the familiar fac
simile autographs beneath the portraits of
the heroes.
Then, also, tho argument Is advanced tbat
a man of the character and position of
Judge Holt would more than likely leave
n-wlll. He virtually lived the life of a re
cluBe for twenty years prior to bis .death
It is the testimony of officials In the pro
balo office that such persons are prone to
make wills
The fact that he had tbe signature of one
of tbe greatest senerals In the nation and tbe
President of tbe republic arc remarkable.
Col. Wright could to-day recall no Instance
where a man's testament had been witnessed
by the Chief Magistrate of the country.
There are a few persons on the other hand
who point out that the wjll could be a
forgery. They assert that the forgers
of the paper had plenty of time to do it,
that a year was none too long to season the
paper to the condition In which it was re
ceived. -
Another thing noted by those who hold
to the theory of fraud, and remarked upon
by the officials ot.tlie rcglste-r's office,
is tbe nicety with which tho will was past
ed upo n the lette r back lag.
The original testament is perforated
Into a veritable lace work at tbe side, which
has been burned and is well nigb in two at
tbe under of the two creascs,where It was
r It was so delicately pasted to the paper
backing that not an edge was turned, un
der and not a piece as large as a pin bead
broken from the charred and scorched
edges of the holes burned in the paper.
"I am quite sure, tbougb having had ex
perience In such work, that I could not
do!as neat a job as tbat," remarked Mr.
Smith Thompson, one of Col. Wright's'
assistants. The crude addressing of tbe
envelope, too, It Is stated, would belie
the attempt to deceive of the bond tbat
performed tbe delicate pasting.
No one bad called at Col. Wright's office
op to a late boar this afternoon to Identify
Our Minister to Ln-.na.
or cast anr Hght upon the-willFor the
present the register Is merely awaiting
developments. If Information concerning
the mystery does notjK)oo come to htm he
will start upon a still, hunt for It- lie may
put detectives on tha matter by the end of
the week, though Col.--Wrlsbt neither sig
nified nor 'disclaimed' his Intention to do so
this morning. rf
When Col. Wright wss visited by Mr.
Luke Devlin, the executor named In the
will, yesterday, tbe'latter stated tbjf he
would immediately, petition the court for
tho pro-batCllot the" wUL He will probably
do that this afternoon or to morrow. Ito- I
Hrn vlll Ihnn ho ttnrrvrf nnnn thn natf Arl
kin, nod the tight that is sate to follow will'
be on.
Gift to the City of Brooklyn By
Sons of the Revolution.
InilMMtliig Irdlcntlon (eremonlen To
dny In TV lilcb janvRMnry land
ers Took mi Active Part.
Brooklyn, Aug. 27. Tho citizens' com
mittee, having in chaiBerthe exercisesre
lating to the dedication of the Maryland
Memorial Monument, In rroepect Park,
went to Jersey City this morning for tEe
purpose of meeting the visitors from tbat
State who came to take part in tbe ceremo-
.nles and escorting them to Brooklyn.
When tbe party -were landed at the foot
of Tulton 6treet they tooWspecial cars for
the Montauk Club, where "the visitors will
be housed during their stay here. The
party were met at the Montauk Club by
Col. John M. Partridge, grand marshal of
the parade, and bis staffj and were con
ducted into tbe clubhouse. ;As soon as the
visitors entered the building the Twcnt,vi
third Regiment Band began to play. After
a short reception, all Bat down to lunch.
The dedication of the monument, which is
the gift to Brookljn of the Maryland So
ciety, Sons ot toe Revolution, began at J
o'clock with a parade of tbe members of
the society and oluers. TbeievlQWlngstaud
Is 'eltupted across the lawn from the'inusic
stand at Prospect Batk. Atterlhe marchers
pass in review the reviewers will cross tha
lawn andlisten,toihe music, played by the
Maryland and,thejrwenty-third Regiment
Bands.- The Maryland Barid.-Willplay "The
Btar SpangledBanner.'! ThTwenty-third
Regiment Band will respooX with "Mary
land, My Maryland." Thfcvisitore will
then play "Yankee Doodle.land the home
band will play "Hall Cooraibla."
The following dedication exercises bavo
been, arranged: ,
Prayer; "America," subs by audience;
presentation, Col WiMdni R, Griffith;
acceptance. Mayor Schjeren; response,
Park Commissioner Squiqr; address. Col.
George A. Pearre; "Hall Columbia," Mary
land Band, and "Auld Lang Sync," Tvv enty
third Regiment Band. j
The parade was taken' part In by the
United States troops froni Fort IlamillonT
the marines from tbe Navy Yard, tbe
Fourteenth -Regiment, tbe 8ocicty of the
Sous of the Revolution, the Society of Old
Brooklynltes and the Historical Society
of Long Island.
This evening at 7:30 o'clock the com
mittee will give a reception to the guests
and a banquet will follow.
New Army Regulations.
The new Army regulations have been
completed and will Soon(-be Issued. It has
been the aim of tbe? board of revision to
make tbe new rules' as general as possible,
so that they will apply to all branches ortbc
service. Heretofore the regulations hay
not been very;general'lnlcharacter, the va
rious brancheaengln'eers, ordnance, pay
master generals, Aor having' a separate
mauaal. - -r X -
-.-HeaiTreetru "Sarilct. -
Yreka, Cal., Aug727,r The coroner's Jury
last evening bfouglit 'to avrerdlct of ."died
by 'strangulation at toe hails of parties un
known" la tbe case of tbe foBrmen lynched
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Sugtt Case Said to Be a Test
Advised by Cleveland.
UHhnUb UlTUfl
Comptroller Boler TVas Directed to
Withhold thu I'nynie'iit If It Is
Successful Mull Subsidies and Kin
dred Expenditures Will Be Lopped
Off Government rays Twice.
Prominnt politicians In this city, with
out especial reference to party affiliations,
have arrived at a rather startling, not to
say sensational, conclusion regarding the
a'ctlon of Comptroller Bowler In withhold
ing thd payment of some five and one-half
million dollars In sugar bounties provided
for by legislation enacted during the clos
ing days of tbe last Congress.
Ttn iinnncltlnn lina nn tn thin tlm "Sre-
valled tbat Mr. Bowler acted entlrelyf
h'ls own volition, and tbat tm constilutioni!
point- raised by him as a reason why the
bounty should not be paid was of his own
discovery anI origination. But tho fact
is now said to have developed that the
Comptroller has merely olwyed the instruc
tions of those higher in authority, and that
his deferment of bounty payments Is tbe
beginning of a movement which will herer
after materialize into an important feature
of tbe next national campaign.
According to the story, as told by a gen
tleman occupying an elevated position,
the Idea of obstructing the payment of
any specific appropriation made by the
Fifty-tbird Congress, was never evolved
until it became apparent to tbe party
leaders that the Democratic members ot
that Congress had to a greater or less
extent, brought the party Into disrepute.
Subscouent to ndiourneuient the fact has
also becameapparent that some issue must
be found which would divide public atten
tion with the tariff and financial questions.
As a consequence of this prevailing sen
timent, it Is said tbat the adminsitratlon
family, after due and mature consideration
among themselves, including ( in tho con
sultations the President and his Cabinet
advisers, perfected an elaborate and far-
reaching plan ot action by which an un
relenting warfrire against bounties, sub
sidies, premiums, and every product of
special class legislation should be given
the utmost prominence In the next national
As the initiative of this programme it was
determined that Comptroller Bowler should
question tho constitutionality of the
sugar bounty act and refuse to make pay
ments thereunder. Five million and a half
dollars is quite a comfortable sum of money,
and the saving of that amount In one lump
to the taxpayers as against a syndicate of
wealthy planters Is in Itseir sufficient to
attract unusual attention among the great
mass of voters. This sum. If ultimately
saved, 11 is argued, would compensate to
the extent ot one-eighth of the deficit In tbe
governmental revenues for the last fiscal
Following Iheintcrdlctlonof sugar bounty
payments, it Is said, will come those of
steamship companies which are subsidized
for carrying the United States mails. The
contract with the American line for carry
ing molls between this country and Europe
docs not become effective until November
1, and 11 is doubtful It it ever is made op
erative. - MAIL SUBSIDIE8 CUT.
Postmaster General Blssell began tbe
work of reduction by cutting off a por
tion of tbe subsidies allowed tbe Pacific
Mall and the'Brazllian Steamship Com
panies and other companies now balldttig
ocean steamers with the expectation that
the subsidies allowed them by tha Got-1
ernment wmreimDurse mem ror ue ex-
pendlture and leave ibem tbe property as I
a' gift, will doubtless be doomed to disap
pointment. The Cuban and Central American mall
carrying contracts will be closely ex
amined, and wherever a uselss outlay of
public money Is found it will be discounted.
The aggregate saving lo the taxpayer will
amount to another comfortable sum.
Tbe payment of enormous premiums to
the constructors of vessels for the new
navy, and to the manufacturers who supply
armor plate to the government, Is re
garded as probably the most obnoxious
of all tbe abuses which it is proposed
to remedy as far as possible and to con
spicuously bring before the people In
the next national campaign. The argu
ment is advanced that by the system of al
lowing premiums the government slmpiy
pays twice for the same work and re
ceives no commensurate return for the
funds so expended. Tbe contractor re
ceives his legitimate pay for performing
a certain piece of work and is then given an
enormous and unearned donation because
because he lias done work well.
Hereafter, It is said, whenever a con
stitutional objection can be made against
the payment out of the Treasury of these
unearned premiums the point will be
raited and the Issuance of warrants re
In fact, as the story goes, it is proposed by
the Democratic partyto lop off useless and
wasteful expenditures to such an extent as
will offset the deficiencies In the revenues
caused by tariff reductions on the necessar
ies of lire.
In pursuance of this policy, which It Is
said, will at the proper time be heralded
from the rostrum and the stump Comp
troller Bowler has heroically stepped into
the fore and brought down upon hisdevoted
head the execrations of all those who seek
to obtain something for nothing, and has
witli calmness and fortitude held his peace
and suffered martyrdom out of regard for
the wishes of Ills superiors, and taking into
consideration the party benefits that may
hereafter result therefrom.
And hence the fact ia said to have Just,
been developed that Mr. Bowler, instead ot
defving the powers that be, is simply
carrying into practical application then
wishes. Instead of being summarily re
moved from office, as was the fate of that
comptroller who considered himself a
"bigger man than old Grant." Mr. Bowler
should receive! a wreath of laurel and the
acquittal of "well done thou good and
faithful servant."
His Sloop Yacht Adelaide Run
Down By the Steamer Perseus.
No Tidings of Him Since tho Oisa&ter
and lie Is Believed to Have
Beeu Drowned.
New York, Aug. 27. Robert W. Inmon.
tbe cotton broker, whose sloop yacht Ade
laide was run down by the iron steamboat
Perseus last night in tbe. bay off Norton's
Point, had not returned to his apartments.
No. 32 West Thirtieth street, this morning,
nor had any news concerning him been re
ceived at bis office in tbe Cotton Exchange
Building, and It IB now feared tbat be was
lost. All tbe others of tbe jiarty have been
nccounfHl for.
According to one of the Adelaide's crew,
Mr. Inman boarded the Ferteus when the
boats collided, but Mrs. Evans and Mr. and
Mrs. Sutton, who were of the party on board
when the collision occurred, declare that
he was not picked up either by the steam
boat, tho fishing smack or Capt. Jacobs,
who afterward brought the Adelaide to
the New York Yacht Club anchorage.
Not a trace of Mr. Inman had been found
up to 12 o'clock to-day. Mr. Clark, of the
firm of Inman. Swann & Co , has offered
a reward of $300 for the recovery of the
Thecrcw of he Adelaide went to thesccne
of the Id3ster this morning to drag fo
Mr. 1 moan's body. Everything scem to
point to the conclusion that Mr. Inman was
drowned The only thing that tends to
weaken tills theory is the fact that all of the
othej passengers who were on board Die
ill-fated yacht seemed bound to make a
mystery of tbe whole matter, and, withal,
do not seem to be so castdown as would be
natural under the circumstances
It may be that Mr. Inman Is alive and
that for some unknown reason be Is not
yet prepared to show himself and give the
full facts .'' the disaster. At any rate, so
far as could be learned, Mr. Ium.ni has not
been seen or beard from at any of his
lodgings or at his place of business this
Mate Dora, of the Adelaide, at Bay
Ridge, late to-day, said that be saw Mr.
Inman Jump overboard Ju-t before the
yacht was struck by the steamer. He be
came greatly eicited when lie saw that a
collMou was Imminent, and "lost bis
head," as Mr. Dorn puts it. The mate says
Inman is not a swimmer. He saw him float
astern of tbe jacht and in the ilirectlou
of the steamer's starboard wheel. Dorn
feels positive that Inman was drowned.
Twelve Men Saved From u Sinking
German Ship.
New York, Aug. 27. The new White Star
line steamer Gcorglc arrived this morning
from Liverpool. She reports: August 23,
latitude -14 43, longitude S3 57, at 11-26
p m., observed night signals of distress from
a vessel four miles to tho southward.
Bore down and stood close to her. On
hailing tho vessel was unable to make out
what was needed. Sent away lifeboat No.
1, in charge of second officer, with orders
to take off crew should they desire to leave
their vessel.
Tlie boat returned at 1:25 a. m. with the
entire crew of twelve men. The vessel
proved lo lie the German bark Tonl, of
Rostook, from Miramichi for Ipswich, deal
laden, fourteen davs outrand was In a sink
ing condition, having sprung a. leak. Al
though a strong wind was blowing and a
heavy sea running at the time of the res
cue, succeeded in getting all hands safely
on board the Gcorglc.
Imprisoned an Englishman.
Paris. Aug. 27. The Solell publishes
a dispatch from Avcsnes, in the department
of the Nord, which says that the military
authorities at Fort Boussols have arrested'
a London commercial traveler named De
Gronds and conflaed him In Jail on a charge
of espionage.
Great Lexicographer Dead.
Berlin, Aug. 27. Prof. Karl Georges, the
celebrated lexicographer, died at Gotha
to-day, aged eighty-nine years.
Extra, for Labor Day.
,8tcamcr Richmond win ve same aa
regular schedule, 0 a. m. -
Sir Knights Fill Boston Streets
and Make the Welkin Ring.
Thousands In Solid Phalanx March to
the Sound of Drums and Busies
Through Streets Whose "Walls Are
Covered With Fbigs and Banner
and All Gorgeous Colors.
Boston, Aug. 27. To-day witnessed a
very prominent event in tbe great Knights
Templar conclave in this city, the mon
ster parade. All conditions were auspi
cious for tbe demonstration. The sun's
rays were obscured by a thick haze, and a
refreshing westerly breeze tempered tb
summer beat. Tbe early morning scenes
in tbe city streets were Inspiring.
Tens of thousands of Knights Templar,
resplendent in uniform and regalia, wero
hastening hither and thither to Join their
commanderies in preparation for themarch.
Early morning trains and street cars poured
other tens of thousands of v iMtorc from sur
rounding places Into Boston's already over
crowded thoroughfares.
bos seldom, if ever, been
elaborately decorated. Practically evei
building along tbe line of march, besides
many of tbe side streets, is clothed In
color, with appropriate mottoe3 and Ma
sonic emblems, intertwined with the stream
ers and bunting. The elaborate dressing
has been the admiration ot the arriving
multitudes for several days. ThU morning
uniforms, flags, and badges on tbe streets
rivaled the bunting overhead in vividness
of hue. The note everywhere was one ot
Joyfulness and celebration.
Fratcr everywhere greeted frater cor
dially. The color and movement and music
made the city a brilliant, dashing picture
ot life, with its crowded sidewalks, Its
long lines of orderly moving street cars,
its miles of windows, story above story,
filled with eager spectators; Its numerous
observation stands, some of enormous
proportions, early crowded with occu
pants, and resembling, with the open spaces
between, vast amphitheaters tilled with an
expectant populace.
One needed only a tinge of dreamy senti
ment to Imagine time turned backward
twenty or more centuries in its flight and
the scenes of some famous Roman triumph
reproduced, the mighty conqueror moving
at the head of bis embattled hosts amid tbe
plaudits of his countrymen.
The Blight cloud cast over the event by
the action or St- John's Commandery, of
Providence, was cleared away by their final
consent to march, and the greatest pageant
seen in Boston streets since the high-water
mark Grand Army procession of 1890 be
gan formation in thirteen divisions at 9
a. ra. -
At 10 CO the three guns announcing the
slnrt of the parad were fired, followed
by the command by bugle sounded by Sir
Knight Abbott Horton, of Dc Molay Com
mandery, bugler on Gen. Lawrence's staff.
Gen. Lawrence was accompanied by Slr
Edward Weston Nicholas, Mayor Curtis
and Sir Knight Charles Pierce, of Boston
Commandery. Boston Commandery acted
as escort and was preceded by the aids, led
The column was reviewed at Columbus
8quare by M. W. E. B. Holmes, grand
master of Masons, in Massachusetts, and at
BlacWoue fcquare, on Washington street,
by M. E. Grand Master, Hugh McCurdy,
and the officers and members of the grand
encampment of Knights Templar, of the
United States, and His Excellency, Gov.
The column was reviewed at Atlana
Square, lu Washington street, by R. R. Sir
8. C. Lawrence, grand commander of tbe
Grand Commandery ot ilasachusctts and
Rhode Island, and Chief JInrsI.nl ot tbe
parade, and his honor. Sir. E. U. Curtis,
mayor of the city of Boston
Every commandery was headed by a
band, and tbe instant one stopped playing
another would strike up, and the music
from the crest of the hill rang out in splen
did style. Up close to the starting place
there was almost a pandemonium, for
every cross street had its body of marching
men, anxious to get to their appointed
place, and i t was mure or less of a question
sometimes as to who should give way.
General Lawrence and the Boston Com
mandery were on band promptly, and the
bead of tbe procession was all ready to start
long before tbe appointed time-. It was
found necessary to wait for some of the
other commanderies who were not in
their places.
Tbesignal for the start was given by a de
tail of two guns from Light Battery A,
under tbe command ot Lieut. Pcabody,
which was stationed on tbe common, and
which bad work enough to keep tbe guns
warm nearly all the morning, sixty-one
being fired in all. -One gun was fired at 0
o'clock as a sort of signal for the troops
to be In their formation.
Then at about 10.20 came the signal
of three guns for the start of the pro
cession, and then, half an hour later, a
salute of seventeen guns to Gov. Greeu
halge, Following almost immediately on
this was a salute of forty guns fired in
honor of the knights, one gen being fired
for each one of tbe commanderies In the
Tbe head of the procession reached Dock
Square, the point of dismissal, at 1:10
p. in.. Just an hour and a half behind
schedule time.
Ho Gives Assurance for tho Safety
of A inericiius.
A telegram received at tbe State Depart
ment this morning from Minister Terrell
at Constantinople, contained this gratity
information: "The Porte gives emphatic
assurances ot security for American citi
zens at Tarsus."
Mr. Terrell has devoted his energies to
securing just such assurances from the
Turkish government in every instance
where attacks were made on American
citizens or tbe property of Americans in
the Sultan's dominions.
In Memory ot tbe Pilgrims.
London, Aug. 27. Mr. W. T. Davis
bos returned to Londonatterhavlngerected
the bronze tablet of the Pilgrim Society
of Plymouth, Mass., on a farmhouse at
Scrooby, near Bawtry, Nottinghamshire.
This bouse is situated on the site of tbe
manor bouse wbere William Brewster
organized the Pilgrim Church to 1603. '
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