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YACHT RACES
Run for the Cups Offered
by Morgan
RACE OF TWO HUNDRED MILES
WITH NOT A SHEET NOR HAL-
YARD PULLED
Vigilant Has a Walk Over in the
Sloop Class—Colonia the Prize
Schooner
Associated Press Special Wire.
BAR HARBOR, Me., Aug. 8. —A dou
ble century yacht race of the New York
Yacht club from Vineyard Haven to
Mount Desert, for $5000 worth of cups
offered by Commodore J. Pierpont Mor
gan, was finished this afternoon off
Baker's Island light, with the sloop Vig
ilant leading the fleet of twenty craft
by many miles, after a run ■ marked
throughout by smooth seas and follow
ing winds. Vigilant won the cup in ths
sloop class, leading Navahoe at the finish
fifty minutes. The race in the schooner
class was much closer, and Colonia,
although finishing ten minutes ahead
of Emerald, won the $2000 cup by only
21 seconds.
The race was thoroughly satisfactory.
The great yachts of America's oldest
club accomplished what has hitherto
.never been attempted, of sailing all
night without taking in a. stifeh of can
vas or shortening a spar. It must be
said that such a feat was due In a great
measure to the surprising weather. The
entire 178 miles from Pollock lightship
was sailed without a sheet or halyard
being pulled.
From the start it looked like a fine
race between the Vigilant and Navahoe,
Colonia and Emerald, and Wasp and
Queen Mab. As it turned out, Vigilant
had a walkover, but the race between
the other two pairs was close and ex
citing throughout.
The next boats to finish were Amorita
and Wasp, and each took a $1000 cup ir
the class, the former in the second class
schooners and the latter in the second
class sloops.
After establishing a lead of over a
mile before getting over Nantucket
shoal, Emerald gradually dropped back
to her rival until shortly before mid
night the two schooners were even. From
that time until within forty miles of the
finish it was most exciting until 11 oclock,
when Colonia pulled out and led to the
finish.
From the start the old-timers had no
show with the modern cracks, and fell
astern rapidly, and with the little sloops
made up what was called the second
division of the race.
Twenty-two boats headed out for the
double century at 9 oclock Saturday
morning, while half a dozen steam
yachts were also present, either as spec
tators or actual participants. At 9:55
the preparation gun was fired, and five
minutes after the starting gun for the
small boats boomed out. With a light
westerly wind blowing, but a strong
tide holding them back, the boats crossed
the line in the following order: Wasp
first, at 10:01:05; then the Navahoe and
Sayonara, but they were handicapped
about, a minute. Vigilant followed next,
a minute behind Navahoe. Iroquois led
the schooners, followed by Amorita.
Queen Mab, Gevila, Colonia, Emerald,
Fennell, Marguerite, Sachem, Fortuna,
(Hildegarde, Montauk, Alert, Gloriana,
Clytie, Viking, Varuna and Crusader.
All the yachts broke out their spinna
kers as they crossed the line, and five
minutes later Navahoe and Vigilant
.were hard after it in a luffing match.
Half an hour after the start the wind
(died out completely, and most of the
boats anchored and waited for the east
(wind which was sighted some miles
ahead. Keeping well to the south, the
Wasp picked up the wind first and by
1 oclock had put three miles between
her and the rest of the boats.
Wasp was the first to pass Cross Rip
lightship at 2:15, followed 15 minutes
later by Emerald, with Colonia third
and Vigilant fourth. Navahoe was some
distance astern of Vigilant, while the
rest of the fleet was strung out through
the sound,, with the Colonia and Intrepid
bringing up the rear. It was a close
fetch from Cross Rip to Handkercheif
lighthouse, ten and a half miles. All
the yachts made it on the starboard
itack, Wasp being the first to reach it,
at 3:15. On the way out Vigilant was
again pinched, and Navahoe picked up
a bit, while Emerald opened out some
what on Colonia. Between Cross Rip and
the Handkerchief the fleet split up-into
(two divisions, as was anticipated.
The wind kept hauling to the south
ward so that the run to Shovelful light
ship was well off the wind. The boats
rounded the Shovelful in the following
order: Emerald, 3:52; Wasp, 3:5G; Co
lonia, 4:03:01; Vigilant, 4:21; Marguerite,
4:29; Navahoe, 4:34; Amorita, 4:36;
Queen Mab, 4:43:03; Hildegarde, 4:40.
The short run over to the Pollock rip
lightship was made In an increasing
southwesterly breeze and with sheets
well hauled in. The boats rounded Pol
lock Rip lightship in the same order.
Darkness found Emerald still in the lead.
Morning, as was expected, saw the boats
somewhat apart, but this was not so
with Emerald and Colonia. During the
night the latter boat had overhauledher
rival and one hour after sunrise the
boats were engaged in a luffing match.
At this time the Vigilant was about two
miles ahead of the schooner, which in
turn led Navahoe by about a mile and
a quarter. Vigilant gained steadily on
the other boats at 3:15, passed Duck Isl
and light four miles from the finish.
Vigilant crossed the line at 3:59:23,
making* the run from Vineyard Haven to
the point in 29 hours, 54 minutes ar.d 38
seconds, cf which time 23 hours and 24
minutes and seconds were consumed
in running ITS miies from Pollock Rip
lightship. She crossed the finish under
mainsail, working topsail, spinnaker
and balloon jib topsail. Colcuia was the
next boat over the line. Navahoe was
the next and Emerald fourth. Hildo
garde was the fifth and at that time no
other boa*, was in sight. The summary:
Cor-
Boat— Start. Finish. Elapsed, reeted.
Sloops-
Vigilant ....10:00:00 3:59:28 29:54:28 25:34:28
Navahoe ...10:00:00 4:44:17 30:49:19 30:20:32
Schooners—
Colonia ....10:10:00 1:12:22 30:32:22 30:32-2'>
Emerald ...10:10:00 4:51:18 30:41:18 30:32-43
Hlldegarde .10:10:00 6:11:40 31:01:10 not md
Vigilant wins over Navahoe by 26:24;
Colonia wins over Emerald by 21 sec
onds.
GENERAL SPORT
Baseball Games, Wheel and Coursing
Events
CHICAGO, Aug. B.—The Colts played
perfectly today and made It three
Straight in a close and exciting contest.
Score: Chicago 7, Cleveland 6.
Cincinnati—The Colonels easily de
feated the Reds today. The latter were
unable to hit Frazer. Score: Cincinnati
2, Louisville 8.
TOURNAMENT TEAMS
San Francisco —At Central park today
the Reliance team of Oakland agiain de
feated the Santa Cruz team by a score
of 2 Oto 5. The Reliance team did very
heavy stick work and hit the Santa
Cruz pitcher often. The Santa Cruz
club played a good fielding game, but
could not hit Doyle, who pitched a very
strong game.
Grass valley—The Monarchs of this
city defeated the Sacramento High
School at Watt park diamond in a ten
inning game by a score of 9 to 8.
Sacramento—The S. N. Woods base
ball team of San. Francisco defeated the
C. C. & B.s here today in an exhibition
game by a score of 5 to 4.
SHOOTING
OAKLAND, Aug. B—Captain William
H. Seaver of the Reliance Gun club won
the Heeseman cup event today at. the
club grounds after one of the most ex
traordinary contests recorded in the an
nals of local blue rock shooting. He
shot three ties with "Sands" and on the
third trial each marksman broke twenty
Straight "clays." The fourth shoot was
at 25, of which Captain Seaver broke 24
and "Sands" scored 22.
WHEEL WORK
STOCKTON, Aug. B.—This was wheel
men's day at Stockton. The annual
watermelon run given by the Terminal
City wheelmen of this city was a big
event. Over 500 visiting cyclers were in
the city. The local club turned out its
full membership. The parade, headed
by a band, formed on the plaza and
wheeled through the city before going
io Eintracht park, where the day's fes
tivities were held. Luncheon, consist
ing principally of watermelons; was
served to many hundreds. The San
Francisco wheelmen left by steamers
this evening, while the Sacramento boys
rode home on their bicycles.
HARE AND HOUNDS
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. B.—Today's
coursing at Ingleside fully warranted
the interest being manifested in the
sport. Throughout the sixteen courses
of the run down every favorite won.
Then Fireman, at 2 to 1, succumbed to
Leonora in one of the most exciting
runs ever seen on the coast. Then Nel
lie Conroy, at 3 to 1, fell before Tlpper
ary Lass, and right atop of this the
great Royal Buck, at 7 to 1, was downed
by Queen B.
The runs off and finals resulted as fol
lows:
First tics—Leonora beat Fireman, Tlp
perary Lass beat Nellie Conroy, Magnet
beat Flashlight, Queen B. beat Royal
Buck, Sam beat Mohawk, Flying Buck
beat Eclipse, Laurelwood beat Emln
Pasha, Moondyne beat Skyball.
Second ties—Tipperary Lass beat Le
onora, Alagnet beat Queen 8., Sam beat
Flying Buck, Laurelwood beat Moon
dyne.
Third ties—'Magnet beat Tipperary
Lass, Laurelwood beat Sam.
Final—Magnet beat Laurelwood, tak
ing first prize, Laurelwood second, Sam
and Tipperary Lass dividing third.
At the Hotels
HOLLENBECK—R. M. Pogson. Tejon
Ranchos: A. S. Alfred, New York; M. Low
enthal, Philadelphia; J. D. Dabney, Birm
ingham, Ala.; Arthur Bull, Chicago; Paul
S. Linqulst, San Francisco; S. E. Grove,
Oakland; J. Frederic Dutton and wife, New
York; Mrs. J. F. Rogers, Pasadena; C.
Herrera, Nogales: John H. Kelly, San
Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Barnwell, Alham
bra; A. B. Holmes, Chicago; Miss Maude
Wilson, Kenton, O.; Miss Emily Y. Collins,
Boston: Miss Dorcas C. Higgins, Boston;
J. A. Kiser, San Francisco; Frank H. Rose
brough, St. Louis; Louis J. Friedman, St.
Louis: J. B. Kelter, Chicago; A. D. Robert
son, Oakland; C. Gazley, St. Louis; J. W.
Mahon and wife. Bakersfleld; Mrs. L. Gage,
Bakersfleld; Marcus M. Poole, San Fran
cisco; A. W. Ballard, San Francisco; B. O.
Johnson, Redlands; Clay Lambert, Chi
cago; Frank C. Brown, New York; J. 801-'
lons and wife, San Antonio,, Tex.; A. F.
Gunn. San Francisco; W. W. Briggs, San
Francisco; Henry Burns, San Antonio,
Tex.; T. H. 'Goff, Santa Monica; C. E.
Greene, El Paso; J. M. Squier, Santa Bar
bara; C. A. Hunt, Santa Barbara; S. H.
Green, jr., Ventura; Matt Robertson. St.
Joseph, Mo.; B. Eastburn, Fort Bid well;
C, K. Frost, Chicago; F. L. Hathaway,
Chicago; C. Z. Magnan, Chicago; R. M.
Vail, San Diego; Frank P. Jacobs, San
Francisco; G. W. Harrison and family,
Arizona: C. AY. Kennedy, Albuquerque;
Emil Waterman, San Francisco; L. Sleb
enhauer. San Francisco; S. Weinheimer,
St. Louis; J. M. Pool, Chicago; L. G. Laut
enhiser, Denver; Dan Murphy, Needles;
Charles R. Eager, San Francisco; R.
Hampton, San Francisco; J. 11. Day. San
Francisco; C. C. McCrillus, New York;
Miss D. Russell and sister. Denver; Miss
Seiferle,. Nashivlle; Miss Miller, Nashville;
P. B. Morgan and wife, Alameda; Theodore
M. Ustick, Washington: Mrs. E. O. Ustick,
Washington: Mrs. C. H. Lakeman, Azusa;
Mrs. B. Whiting, Azusa: Lambert Levy,
San Francisco; W. H. Grant. Woodland;
Bernard Relnken, St. Louis; R. S. Buck,
San Francisco; Charles C. Higgins, San
Francisco; John B. Sliipman and wife,
Coldwuter, Mich.; G. J. Scharlach, San
Francisco; Leon Honigsberger, San Fran
cisco; Charles H. Peck, St. Louis; S. M.
Magoffin, St. Paul; R. W. Rupe. San Fran
cisco; Mrs. M. L. Anderson, Taylorviile,
111.; W. Wade Anderson, Taylorviile, 111.;
John R. Sinclair, Nordhoff; Miss Mabel
I'ark, El Montecito; A. B. Greener, Co
lumbus, O.; William A. Geend, Mobile, Ala.;
A. C. Lighthall, Denver.
NADEAU—C. B. Jacobs, Redondo; Hugo
Victor, San Bernardino; C. B. Finehout,
Williams, Ariz.; Claude Smith, North On
tario; W. C. Hammond, San Bernardino;
John Cottreli, San Bernardino; W. E. More,
city; Harry I. Skillon, New York; A. W.
Shares and wife. Sacramento; Adelaide
Beardsley, Denver, Col.; A. H. Beardsley,
Denver, Col.; Marclal Sorrell, Texas; F.
F. Wright, San Diego; F. T. Shorten, San
Francisco; Bob Ltohty, Kansas City; J. H.
Bell, Kansas City; F. H. Medbury, New
York; J. Milleman, New York: T. H. Wal
lis, Sacramento; W. H. Showalter, Ana
helm; R. T. Mailman, Anaheim; Mr. and
Mrs. E. Qoodall, Guatemala; Mrs. Wllmore
Alloway, Chicago; A. B. aulas. San Fran
cisco: J. J. Gordon, San Francisco; Truman
G. Palmer and wife, Chicago; S. J. Mickey,
Ariesia; Arthur Coventry. Fallbrook; Rich
ard Melrose, Anaheim; Miss Wlntleld Mel
rose, Anaheim: Miss M. Cohen, Anaheim;
H. Cohen. Anaheim: R. C. Kimmell, Ven
tura; B. N. Gram, Detroit, Mich.; Miss O.
A. N. Molt. Bridgeport, Conn.; William
Manton, Hoston, Mass.; A. 11. Beachey,
Santa Barbara.
VAN NUYS—W. L. Woodward, Lords
burg; Miss Hill, city: E. R. Kac-rcher, Phil
adelphia, Pa.: P. K. Frankenhelmer, River
side; H. T. Pauil, Riverside; C. B. Stone,
San Francisco; Joseph C. Raas, San Fran
cisco; Sam Heemer, Cincinnati, O.; C. A.
Culver, San Francisco; L. W. Fuller. San
Francisco; E. J. Dubbs, Ventura; D. L.
Wlthington, San Diego; F. Toplitz, San
Francisco; R. B. Calley, Sun Francisco.
LOS ANGELES HERALDt MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 189?
GRAND CANYON
Will Soon Be Reached by
Railroad
THE MECCA OF THE TOURIST
SANTA FES NEW LINE THROUGH
ARIZONA
Improvements on the Southern Pa
cific's Phoenix Connection —More
Railroads Being Surveyed
Associated Press Special Wire.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 7.—Were It
given me to select the most important
happening of the week in the southwest,
I would unhesitatingly give verdict to
the incorporation of a company to build
a railroad to the Grand Canyon of the
Colorado. There have In the past been
similar organizations, but none that
promised so well. I believe the line will
be in operation by the first day of the
new year. The scheme has the backing
of the well known financial firm or
Lombard, Goode & Co., of Chicago, and
the bonds of the line are now being
placed in the east and to good advantage,
as the road is understood to have the
active sanction of the Santa Fe. The
name selected for the line would indicate
as much—the Santa Fe and Grand Can
yon. Chief among the Arlzonians inter
ested is Mayor O'Neill of Prescott,
whose energy in this, as in other enter
prises, would appear to ensure a suc
cessful termination.
The starting point for the road will be
at Williams or at Flagstaff and the
canyon will be tapped at a distance of
about seventy miles. This will not be
exactly direct, but several valuable cop
per mines are thus to be reached. For it
is not the scenic wonders at the end on
which the road's promoters base their
hopes of profit. The Lombard-Goode
company is heavily Interested in the
copper mines that lie between the can
you and the Santa Fe line, and until
railway transportation is secured these
mines are practically valueless. For a
copper mine has heavy freight bills to
pay and wagon transportation is a
costly way in which to reach the outside
world. There can be no doubt of the
value of these copper deposits of north
ern Arizona. They may for the most
part correctly be termed deposits, since
the mineral is foundl rarely in ledge
form, but rather permeating the carbon
iferous limestone that caps the canyon
region to the depth of 800 feet.
A TOURISTS' PARADISE
I spent a month in the Grand canyon
this summer, and, though a seasoned
Arizonan, thinking himself surfeited
with scenery, found myself as exclam
atory and as emotional as the
veriest tenderfoot. There Is no
description of the Grand canyon
possible—as well attempt to describe the
infinitude of the stellar systems. It sim
ply Is beyond the comprehension of man.
It can be understood and described only
in detail, and the detail is endless. It
is a region where the mountains are all
"underground." Were San Francisco
peak, the highest in Arizona, razed level
from the plain near Flagstaff and set
into the abyss, its top would not appear
above the canyon's rim. The loftiest of
the peaks of the California coast range,
if transported to the canyon, might form
but a small portion of the rocky land
scape viewed from above. The eye is
deceived, for there is nothing visible
of comprehensive size wherefrom com
parison might be made. But it Is six
or seven thousand feet down to the
stream that faintly sends its roar to you
and the cliff on which you stand is per
haps 2000 feet in its sheer descent.
But I am not attempting to describe
the canyon—l'm merely attempting to
show the impossibility of adequate de
scription. There is only one way to ap
preciate the canyon. That way is to go
there yourself and stay awhile. Th;
first view is almost overpowering. Ac
quaintance and appreciation will not
come till later.
Heretofore and now the only way to
reach the canyon has been and is by
stage or wagon. Though the trip is re
ally not a bad one, over good roads and
through beautiful pine and cedar for
ests, it is not the trip that the busy man
or the invalid or the general tourist
would care to make. But with a railroad
it is not optimistic to predict that thou
sands will go where heretofore hundreds
only have gone.
Almost anywhere along the canyon's
edge hotels could be built on sites that
Switzerland could never command
Think of sitting on a hotel porch, sur
rounded by all the luxuries of life,watch
ing the moon rise; the black abyss below
lighting up, peak by peak, till at last
the rays rest and sparkle on the silvery
thread of the river. 1 have seen this, but
1 was not on a hotel porch. I was seated
on a roll of blankets, and the reflections
suitable to the scene were tempered by
thoughts of an almost empty "grub"
pack—and the party many miles from
a source of supply. \
THE RESTLESS SANTA FE
But there are other railroads being
builded in the southwest, though none of
them have the scenic glories that will
attend the Santa Fe and Grand Canyon.
Perhaps to the mercantile men of Los
Angeles will come more welcome tho
tidings that the Santa Fe will without
doubt put its Globe road through at
once. The force of surveyors that has
been working west from the Silver City
line has made a distance of 160 miles
with a permanent survey, having
reached the neighborhood of Gerunimo,
or Fort Thomas', on the northern side of
the Gila river, seventy miles from Globe.
From Phoenix the Santa Fe, Prescott
and Phoenix wiU be extended to meet
the Silver City line at Globe.
Up in northern Arizona the Santa Fe
is practicaliy making a town. It is at
Seligman, once called'Prescott Junction,
where the now defunct Prescott and Ar
izona Cenlral road had its junction with
the Atlantic and Pacific. Since the rise
of tihe Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix
line, with its highly superior service,
there has been practically- as much of
Seligman as there has been of the aban
doned road. Now, however, under the
general scheme of lengthened divisions
and faster time adopted by the new
Santa Fe management, the division
heretofore ending at Williams and that
ending at Peach Springs have- been con
solidated at Seligmian,. and to the last
named place are being removed the com
pany's division point property. The
question of water has been settled by the
construction of a large storage dam.
Some trouble was experienced in getting
a foundation under the volcanic cinders
with which the region is underlaid, but
all difficulties are now understood to
have been surmounted. There is a rumor
that the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix
may at some near date remove Its ter
minus from Ash Fork to Seligman. The
change would compel the road to take
the route of the abandoned Prescott and
Arizona Central. This would be ten
miles longer road, but shorter for the
California Journey. The reason for the
change would be to avoid the heavy
grades on the present road south of Ash
Fork.
PROGRESS IN THE SOUTH
A railroad that has been making a
considerable degree of advancement In
the past year is the line that connects
Phoenix with the Southern Pacific.
Though with only about 45 miles of main
trackage, it manages to carry without
visible effort the title of the "Phoenix
and Maricopa and. Salt River Valley
railroad." Superintendent McNeil Is a
man of discernment. While by neces
sity his letterheads and box cars must
bear the awful array of initials, he has
lately hit upon the happy title of the
"Phoenix Short Line," and all agree
with him that the difficulty has been
bridged. A few years ago the M. & P.
was a very rocky road. At present it
is one of the best managed'in the west.
Mr. McNeil is a practical railroader, and
served for years at a locomotive throt
tle. He has ballasted his line and re
built his engines and his cars, except
several fresh from the builder, have been
overhauled and repainted. Added to thi9
a Pullman fresh from the shops, and
there would appear to be good reason
for Mr. McNeil's pride in his road. It
is a great change and'one that well shows
the beneficial effect of competition in un
loosing the purse strings of a railway
corporation. The "Short Line" last year
built an extension from Tempe to Mesa,
over which local trains run from Phoenix
to Mesa. This line, which was damned
by the prophets as a failure in advance,
has matcraiizcd as one of the most
profitable of branches and is'daily pay
ing well. One effect It has had is to
further consolidate business in Phoenix,
as the sturdy farmer now is able to se
cure the benefits that attend trade in the
metropolis.
The surveys of railroad to the White
Hills camp in Mohave county and to the
Big Bug mines in Yavapai county are
now nearly complete and construction
upon them Is to begin at once.
Even the Jerome narrow gauge Is feel
ing the boom in railroading. To the
three locomotives' already employed on
the 25 mile line, a fourth of exceptional
power has been added, as well asa score
or more of new cars. This road, from the
freight of the United Globe mines alone
furnishes several trainloads a day of
traffic to the Santa Fe at Jerome Junc
tion. JAS. H. M'CLINTOCK.
AT NASHVILLE
A MILITARY WEEK TO BEGIN
TODAY
A Long List of Attractions to Tempt
the Crowds of Visitors to the
Tennessee Centennial
Associated Press Special Wire.
NASHVILLE, Term,, Aug. B.—The
events of this week will be in a great de
gree of a military character. Troops
from north and south will encamp on
Military plaza; receptions, parades and
dTills, receptions and social functions
will be numerous and' the week's diver
sions are to close with a monster sham
battle.
I _Tt»e backbone of the heated term is
broken, extensive and l cooling- rains
having fallen over the state and the rail
way travel is thus rendered pleasanter
and the daily excursions during the
week will bring thousands of visitors.
In addition the recent rains have made
the immense lawns l , flower gardens and
experiment farms within the exposition
grounds more beautiful than at any
time since the opening day.
Tomorrow is county court day, set
apart for a convention of all the justices
of the peace in the state, and Justice J.
B. Brown, chairman of the local com
mittee, has been notified that many
.counties will be represented. Governor
Taylor will deliver an address on be
half of the state.
Tuesday is to be a memorable day.
It is Louisiana day and New Orleans
day. Governor Foster, with many mem
bers of his staff, will attend, also many
of the prominent men and women of
New Orleans will accompany the gov
ernor. This notable party consists of 130
members of the famous Wf.hlngton ar
tillery, commanded by Major John 13.
Richardson,
On Wednesday there will be exercises
in the auultorium and a concert in which
many of the leaders of New Orleans so
ciety will participate. Thursday is
Louisville Redman's day ard. the local
tribes have been notified that the inva
sion will commence Wednesday after
noon, when special trains will bring the
thousand braves and their hundreds ot
friencis. Thursday at the Kentucky
building and in the auditorium exe.
--j cises will be held. Gov. Taylor will de
liver ar address, as will President J W.
Thomas and others, and the day will
close with a sham battle, In which the
, Redmen will engage.
Millta/y plaza will presti.it scenes of
activity during the week. The \Vash
ington artillery, the Fourth regiment,
Ohio state guards, the First regiment,
Tennessee state guards, will be encamp
ed and will participate in the great sham
battle of Saturday.
ATTRACTIONS COMING
NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. B.—The
famous Washington artillery. 150 strong,
commanded by Col. J. B. Richardson,
accompanied by Lieutenant Governor
Schneider, the governor's staff and a
number of ladies, left at 5 p. tn. by spe
cial train for Nashville. They will re
main at the certennial exposition sever
al clays and participate in the celebra
tion of Louisiana day—Tuesday.
Lieutenant Duncan Drowned
CHICAGO, Aug. S.—Daniel Duncan,
lieutenant of Company F, Fourth in
fantry, was drowned today while bath
ling in the lake at Fort Sheridan. Up
to a late hour tonight the body had not
.been recovered. Lieut. Duncan grad- l
-,uated from West Point in the clase of
'95 and' was from Lexington, Ky.
PULPIT VOICES
Rev. C. C. Pierce on "The
Need of the Age"
THE POWER IN CHRISTIANITY
WORK OF BETHLEHEM INSTITU
TIONAL CHURCH
Services Held in the First Presby
terian Edifice—A Small Con
gregation Doing Good
"And he that overcometh and keep
eth my works unto the end, to him will
I give power over the nations."—Reve
lations, 11:26.
A large congregation assembled yes
terday morning In the First Baptist
church to hear Rev. C. C. Pierce of Chel
sea, Mass., speak on "The Need of the
Age." After referring with poetic ap
preciation to the beautiful California
mountains, which Mr. Pierce said im
pressed him with the feeling of human
ity and the thought of God, who lies
back of humanity, the speaker attacked
his subject, and said, in brief:
"The great need of the age is power.
We need it as we need nothing else.
There is no doubt in my mind what God
wants man to do. We all know what
ought to be done, but how can we do
it? Prayers alone cannot accomplish it;
what we need is power, and, alas! we
haven't it. If ideals were realized, plans
brought down to the actual, and aspi
rations carried out, the world would be
transformed in a year; wickedness and
wrong wuld flee away. There are
prayers enough asked to transform it
if that were all, if we only had the power
to do what we want. The great question,
the great quest of the age, is power.
All the educational institutions seem
powerless to explain and provide that
power. The schools of philology, the
ology, philosophy and science are open
ing the way to light, but the need is for
power."
In illustration Mr. Pierce spoke of th;
engine as the most magnificent piece
of mechanism human genius has devised.
Man knows what It is, and throws open
the throttle, but the monster stands
there is no power, for no Are has gen
erated the steam. It is beautiful to look
at, splendid to theorize about, but use
less without power. Its lungs of brass
and sinews of steel are waiting for the
fire to generate the power which makes
the monster leap.
Just so stands the church of Christ
waiting to perform its great mission—
stands after eighteen centuries in the
presence of great needs, great prob
lems, and evils, unable to either solve
or to overcome. The church has accom
plished a marvelous work, has exercised
wonderful influence in the development
of a brotherhood between nation and na
tion, race and race, the elevation of mor
als and the downfall of great evils, but
there Is a great and mighty work re
maining to be done before which the
church stands helpless, waiting to know
how to carry out its Ideas. Sunday
schools, missionary societies, temper
ance brigades, all these and other multi
plying methods and machinery stand
baffled, amazed and overwhelmed, some
times almost defeated as to how to carry
out the Ideas God has put down to be
carried out.
Where shall we And the power to bring
the ideal down to the real? The text
says God gives power, God is the great
source of power. Life without power is
as much a mockery as an engine without
fire. God alone knows the secret of
power, of physical power, and also of
spiritual power; and God gives and loves
to give. If he loves to bestow power in
the blossom and the fruit, think you He
loves to deny spirit power to His chil
dren who are seeking to know His will,
to get the reservoirs of strength to carry
out His purpose? Man who has power
has everything; everything gives way
before power. If it Is a good power,
evil gives way before it.
But. God doesn't give His power Into
irresponsible hands. He puts power
into the hearts of men and women who
have shown they can do .something with
it; He gives power to .those who over
come—as Christ overcame—self, and
who look to Christ not as a savior, but
as a leader. The most dangerous thing
In the world today is a selfish man; the
one great sin is that of selfishness. Al
truism is better than cannibalism.
When man has learned to trample on
individualism, has learned to love his
neighbor as himself, then evil will disap
pear. God will come down into the
hearts of His children, who will then
have learned to overcome self. "He that
loseth his life shall find it " The world
is moving on by leaps and mighty strides
—why? Because men make a step for
ward and stand there till they can goon,
rising all the time to greater and grander
achievements. So God puts power Into
men and leads them on if they will learn
as they go. If we make every gain the
stepping stone to better things, do not
sit down on the step, but move on to
greater heights; when the church re
numbers that we win the worid in this
right from ocean to ocean, from pole to
pole, let us not falter in the great work
with which we are commissioned —"To
him will be given power over the na
tion."
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
Services Conducted by Bethlehem
Institutional
: The service was taken in charge by-
Bethlehem Institutional church. A
double quartet from that church fur
nished a fine program of music, in
cluding Meitzke's "Te Deum" in F and
Gounod's "Angus Dei." Rev. Dana W.
Bartlett spoke from the text, "Arise, go
into the city." The population Is get
ting into the cities at a rapid'rate and the
problem which confronts all interested
in good government is this. How shall we
touch those who are outside the church
and its uplifting influence?
The Institutional church answers by
being all things to all men. By having
open door at all times ready to help those
in need physically, mentally, morally and
spiritually. Bethlehem exemplifies this
work in Los Angeles. Located at Vignes
and Lazard streets, the parish is bound
ed by First, Main, Boyte Heights and
the railroad tracks on the north. A large
parish, yet no church could sustain it
self there except by the most palnstak-
Ing economy and consecrated giving by
its members. Their building contains
thirteen rooms and is free from debt.
Every cent raised now goes not Into the
church building but into character
building. There are three paid workers
devoting every day and evening, ready
at all times to help the suffering and
needy and their aggregate salaries are
$115 a month. Aside from these there
la a large force of consecrated Christian
young people devoting all their spare
time to saving souls.
Creed Is never emphasized. The gos
pel as laid down in the Golden Rule Is
our sole standard of work. The regular
church expenses are raised In the usual
way, but the charitable work, the work
In short that comes outside of ordinary
church methods must be paid for by
outside subscriptions. A men's rescue
band composed of men rescued from the
depths of sin andi shame, during the
winter and spring, conducted the 7:30
a. m. service at the Gospel Union. On
Tuesday evenings they furnished'lunch
to the unemployed. They are also ready
at all times to help men Just out of jail,
feeding and clothing them and finding
some employment for them. We believe
in prevention as well as reformation and
work largely among the children and
young people. Besides the Sunday
school andlJunior Endeavor a children's
church, children's choir and boys' club
help interest the children. Our sewing
school of over 90 members teaches girls
from elementary stitches to making
finished garments.
The Y. W. C. A. conduct branches of
their work among the young women and
girls. A Christian Endeavor society of
over 40, a large choral class, an orchestra
and Young Men's league of 35 members
Interest the young people, many of whom
would otherwise spend their time in less
profitable ways.
At the evening service there was a
Christian Endeavor rally at which rep
resentatives of many of city societies
were present. The speakers were Mr.
W. N. Wyckoff, Miss Ervin, Mr. J. D.
Radford and Mr. Leonard Murrill. Mr.
W. G. Taylor rendered a tenor solo.
MINES AND MINERS
Reports of a rich strike having beer,
made on the Little Butte mine at Rands
burg came in the other day. At a depth
of 280 feet a vein of ore four and one
half feet in width was encountered,
which will mill without sorting about
$100 per ton. The Little Butte is located
upon the Wedge and Kinyon lode ard
is fortunate enough to have the full
length of the claim (1500) upon the vein.
One hundred dollar ore Is being ex
tracted from the Maggannetta mine in
the stringer district near Randsburg.
Their shaft is only down about thirty
feet, but development work is being rap
idly pushed forward.
The Val Verde people have let a con
tract for a 300 foot shaft to be sunk upon
their property. Work commenced last
week.
A cyanide plant near Kane Springs of
eighty tons capacity has been put in op
eration by Messrs. Brand and Dean, and
they expect to have all they can do
working custom ore.
A gasoline hoist has been placed in po
sition upon the St. Elmo mine about
twelve miles south of Rardsburg, and is
giving perfect satisfaction.
The Randsburg Miner says: "The
Rand Mountain group will develop Into
ore of the best paying properties in the
camp."
The Lost Horse mine in the Pinon dis
trict, Riverside county, has been incor
porated under the head of the Lost
Horse Mining and Milling company. The
amount of the capital stock is $500,000,
divided into 5000 shares of the par Value
of $100 each. The stock shall be fully
paid before being issued. The directors
are T. C. Ryan of Banning, Jeff Ryan
and A. B. Ryan of Miles City, Mont., N.
F. Ryan of Banning and S. M. Keisey of
Kansas City, Mo.
The English syndicate which owns
the Gavilan grant near Perris, in River
side county, report that they have a
grand mine in the Rlversidemine. They
are down 260 feet and have a five foot
vein which promises well. Thirty-five
men are employed.
It is reported that James W.McHaney,
who, with his brother, W. McHaney, dis
covered the great Desert Queen mine
about sixty-eight miles east of Banning,
has made a discovery (5f a large body of
ore near Twenty-nine Palms, which as
says $720 per ton. The McHaney Bros,
will develop their property in the near
future.
Liberal offers have been made to dis
coverers of mineral on the Cuyamaca
grant near Julian in San Diego county.
The Stonewall mine, formerly a large
producer and yet a rich mine, Is on this
grant.
From Acton
At no time in the history of the Red
Rover mine, owned by E. B. Millar of
Dos Angeles ar.d others, has so much life
been shown as at the present time. The
main abaft is f-00 feet down and they are
still sinking. The ore is getting better,
and the ledge more solid and permanent
as depth is attained. The mill is kept
running- night and day and the pump in
Acton is steadily employed.
RIVERSIDE
RIVERSIDE. Aug. S.—(Regular Corre
spondence.) County Auditor Clancy has
compiled the following report on the valu
ations of the county, which will br; sent to
the state board of equalization and the
state controller.
Real estate, other than city and
town lots 1R.12ii.070
City and town lots MJI,SB7
Value all real estate $7,560,967
Improvements on real estate other
than city and town lots 1,701,954
Improvements on city and town
lots 1,153,531
Value of all Improvements $2,535,45.1
Total value of real estate, lots and
Improvements 10.416,452
Personal properly other than
money 901.449
Money 25,375
Total value 811,343.276
This valuation is a reduction of about
J150.00C from last year. It Is not likely that
the tlgures will be materially changed after
the state board of equalization has passed
on them.
The total number of acres assessed In
Riverside county is 5K.730.33. The assessed
value of mortgages Is J2.341.707. The as
sessed value of all property heretofore sold
to the state lor taxes is J1.010.105.
The total values of the city of San Jacinto
are given as $263,619.
More than one-half the peppermint,
.spearmint, tansy and wormwood con
sumed in the entire world is raised and
distilled'in Michigan. The headquarters
of this mammoth industry is St. Joseph,
Van Buren and Allegan counties.
LIT HIS PIPE
The Result Surprised Him
Greatly
GASOLINE IN A COFFEECOB
BURNED HIMSELF, WIFE AND
BABY
The Docton Hope for the Recovery of
the Patients — A Fireman*
Body Recovered
Associated Press Special Wire.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8,-Three persona,
composing the family of Peter Veth, No.
227 East Huron street, were seriously
burned in a fire caused by an explosion
of gasoline. The injured are:
Peter Veth.
Mrs. Bessie Veth, his wife.
Edwin Veth, aged 2 years.
Mrs. Veth was more seriously Injured
than her husband and child, but she will
probably recover.
Mrs. Veth went to the rooms of Mrs.
G. H. Solomon, on the second floor, from
whom she had rented the rooms, and
procured a small quantity of gasoline In
a coffee cup, to clean a brass bedstead.
Taking it to her room, she used the stuff
in cleaning the bed, and with a brush
applied it to the woodwork, while the
cup containing the oil stood on the floor
beside her. Her little boy, with bare
feet, wearing but little clothing, was
playing on the floor. It was noticed that
the gasoline had niled the room with.
vapor, and Mr. Veth struck a match
for the purpose of lighting: a cigar. In
an instant there wag an explosion, and
the room was filled with flames. The
flames caught the clothing of Mrs. Veth.
The husband caught up the child in hi»
arms and ran down the stairs out of the
Are. A few seconds later he wu fol
lowed by his wife, who was screaming
and enveloped in flame* from head to
foot. All her clothing was burning and
the wrapper she wore fell from her tn
blazing strips. At the landing on the
second floor she met Mrs. Solomon, the
landlady, and the frantic woman threw
her arms around Mrs. Solomon and beg
ged her to save her. Mrs. Solomon dis
engaged herself only to be grasped
again about the neck by the agonised
woman. She succeeded in shaking her
off and ordering her to remain standing:
where she was she ran into one of the
rooms and procured a pitcher of water
which she poured over Mrs. Veth. This
was repeated by the landlady and then
the latter threw around Mrs. Veth a
large quilt from one of the beds and
the flames were subdued. The boy's
injuries were not serious. After giving
the boy to an officer, Mr. Veth ran up
stairs and found his wife in the rooms of
Mrs. Solomon. In all her pain Mrs.
Veth cried out for her child and could
with difficulty be made to believe that
his injuries were comparatively slight.
The mother was removed at once in a
Chicago avenue ambulance to the Ger
man hospital. There the physicians, af
ter dressing her burns, said she would
probably recover. Mr. Veth was taken
to the same hospital. His hands and
arms are severely burned and his hair
and eyebrows singed.
THE DEAD FIREMAN
The dead body of Fireman Thomas
Monaghan. Chief Sweeney's driver,
came to the surface of the river this
morning and the crew of a tug which
was passing at the time towed, it to the
Indian street bridge, where it was taken
on shore and removed to Rolston's
morgue at 11 Adams street.
The tug Frank R. Crane steamed slow
ly up the north branch of the river this
morning. Captain Knaggs, chief en
gineer of the Independent Tug company,
and Captain John Hennessy, in charge
of the tug, were standing in the bow of
the boat and both were watching the
murky water intently. Near the Indiana
street bridge the body of a man rose to
the surface. The tug towed it to the
bank. A number of firemen were pres
ent and when the body was turned face
upward they at once recognized the
features of the chief's late driver, Thos.
Monaghan.
The dead driver, to all appearances,
received the full force of the explosion
in the Northwestern elevator Thursday
evening. The body came to the surface
in the middle of the river and when the
examination was made of the remainsit
was found that both of Monaghan's legs
were broken below the knee and his left
arm was also broken. His uniform was
torn into shreds in places and his face
bore evidence of having been severely
burned.
It is believed by the firemen who were
at the Are Thursday evening that Mon
aghan was standing on the pier which
extended from the elevator into the
water. Some people who were standing
on the Indiana street bridge stated af
ter the explosion that two men had been
seen on the pier and that both had gone
when the smoke cleared away.
AVho Monaghan's companion was no
one seems to know. His remains are
still unaccounted for. The police believe
that they will also come to the surface
of the water in a day or two. The offi
cers, however, will continue to drag the
river.
Run Away Again
The two little Hunter boys from Po
mona, whose escapades are something
[ remarkable, considering; their tender
ages, again took French leave of the
orphans' home last night and started out
to make tracks (barefooted tracks) to
Alhambra, where they have an uncle
living. Ernest wakened Willie up dur
ing the night and the two shinned out of
a bathroom window and started out to
gether. It was pretty dark and they
were not very sure of their bearings, and.
as a result, about the first man they ran
into was Policeman Johnson. He
brought them to the police station at
2 oclock this morning. Ernest said that
he and Willie had got tired of the fare
at the orphans' home and decided to
make a change. They were very peri
tent at the police station amd were ready
to make promisesof future good conduct
if they could only get away. The little
urchins were taken into the jail and
locked up. Evidently some other ar
rangements than those now in force will
have to be made for the lads' accommo
dation.
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