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NOT DOCTOR FRAKER
Claim of a Friend That
the Wrong Man Is
SAW NO RESEMBLANCE.
Major Woodsop Had Known
the Physician for Fifteen
BACKING FOR THE PRISONER.
Acquaintances of Former Days Will
Aid Him in Securing
KANSAS CITY, Mo Sept. 4. — Dr.
George W. Fraker, formerly physician at
the Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs, Mo.,
who disappeared two years ago after in
suring his life for $58,000 and had been offi
cialy pronounced dead in the United
States Court, and whose executor had re
ceived for distribution to the heirs ali ex
cept a few thousand dollars of the insur
ance, was brought back to Kansas City
yesterday, and after spending the night
and to-day in the County Jail was taken
to Richmond, Mo., and placed in the Ray
County Jail, where his case will come up
at the next term of the court.
This morning before 7 o'clock a crowd
of curious people were around the jail ask
ing to see him. Among the first to come
were Mrs. J. 11. Edmunds and her
daughter, a little girl of 10 or 12. Mrs.
Edmunds is the mother of Johnnie Ed
munds, .vho was Dr. Fraker's office-boy at
the time of the doctor's disappearance.
Fhe has always maintained that Fraker
was dead, and in conversation yesterday
contended that he was dead. When ad
mitted to the jail she did not show that
she was surprised to find him alive and
well, but shook hands with him through the
bars, and talked with him for some time.
Among others who visited Fraker's cell
was Major Blake L. Woodson, who says he
was personally acquainted with Fraker for
fifteen years. After some conversation
with the prisoner Major Woodson de
clared emphatically that the prisoner was
not the original Dr. Fraker. He wagered
a suit of clothes that the prisoner would
never be identified as Fraker in court. He
gays there is scarcely any resemblance be
tween the prisoner and the man he knew
es Dr. Fraker.
At his old home, in Excelsior Springs,
Fraker's friends are still willing to stand
by him. A number of the solid men of
the place are willing to go on his bond and
bail him out. One gentleman said: "I
expect to see him here in a short time
actively engaged in the practice of medi
At Liberty, Mo., to-day two checks were
presented to the Commercial Savings
Bank, where the Fraker insurance money
is deposited, but were not honored, as the
bank had been enjoined from paying out
the funds. One of the checks was for
$1000, and was given to Mrs. Cynthia Hat
field of Macon County, sister of Fraker. by
Executor J. E. Lincoln. The other check
was for $100, and to George Fraker, a
brother-in-law of Fraker. The checks
were given several days ago before Judge
Lincoln left for Colorado.
A PANIC IN A THEATER
Lights Went Out and a
Frightened Youth Yelled
Many People Saved From Injury.
by the Presence of Mind of
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 4.— The audience
attending the Hopkins Westside Theater
last night had an experience which the
men and women who composed it are not
apt to forget. Just before the close of the
third act of the "Golden Giant Mines" the
fuse of a high-tension transformer blew out
and shut off the electric-light current. The
theater was thus left in total darkness, and
while the audience was wondering whether
it was a dark scene or an accident a boy in
the gallery settled their doubts by shouting
"Fire!" at the top of his voice.
When it seemed that a panic could not
be averted Stage Manager Jackson stepped
down to the front of the stage and with
great presence of mind requested everybody
to either keep their seats or pass out
quietly. "An accident has happened to
the electric lights. There is no fire and,
therefore, no donger, if you will only pre
serve order!" cried Mr. Jackson.
The front doors were thrown open, and
through these the glhnmer of the street
lamps served as a guide for the throng
filing slowly down the afsles. Just as it
began to look as if everybody would get
out without accident another boy sniffed
the odor of burning oil and began yelling
"Fire!" with great emphasis. Then those
who was nearest the door smelted the oil,
too, and broke for the entrance as fast as
they Could run.
"Women and men stumbled in the aisles
and one or two nearly fell because they
could not see where they were putting
their feet. How 500 or 600 people managed
to stumble down the stairs in the dark
without receiving even a scratch is a won
The firemen extinguished the blaze be
fore it had done much damage.
NEW BANKERS' ASSOCIATION.
All Active Financiers of the Country
Asked to Organize,
NEW YORK, N. Y M Sept. 4.-The
American Bankers' Association, with its
venerable traditions, is to be succeeded by
a vigorous institution which proposes to
invite to its membership the active finan
ciers of the United States. The new or
ganization had its birth at a secret meeting
of the council of administration of the
New York State Bankers' Association held
at the Windsor Hotel Monday afternoon.
At that meeting th« following resolution
was passed :
Whereas, It seems desirable that a National
body, representing the banking interests of
the Nation, be formed for the purpose of ad
vancing the welfare of the banking fraternity
and securing uniformity of action on problems
common to the practice of banking, and
whereas, the existence of State bankers' asso
ciations in nearly all the States of the Union
would render the foundation of a National
organization of bankers both practical and
timely, and whereas, it is the belief of the
council of administration of the New York
State Bankers' Association that concerted
action toward this end would now be oppor
tune; therefore be it
Retolvcd, That a committee of five members
of this association, of whom the president shall
be one, be appointed to secure an expression
of opinion from the various State associations
throughout the conntry as to the advisability
of establishing a National organization, the
membership of which shall be composed of
delegates from State bankers' associations.
James Q. Cannon, the vice-president of
the Fourth National Bank, who is presi
dent of the State Bankers' Association, has
been the most active among the promoters
of the new enterprise, and he believes that
it will accomplish excellent results.
It is expected that favorable answers
from all the thirty State associations,
which number in their membership nearly
5000 substantial bankers, will be received
by the committee, who will report to the
executive committee at its November meet
ing. If the plan meets with general favor,
as now seems assured, a National conven
tion of representatives of the State associ
ations will be held and the association
will be formed.
McKINJLEY YERSUB LUBI2?.
The Governor Asked to Criticize the Sac
ramento Man's Statement.
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 4.— The Inter
state Harvest Home Association met here
to-day, fully 5000 strong in delegates and
visitors. Among the matters entertained
were the following preambles and reso
Whereas, A* on Tuesday, September 3, 1895,
David Lubin of Sacramento, Cal., in an address
to the farmers of Missouri at the Interstate
Harvest Home meeting at Maryville, this
State, stated "that the staples of agriculture,
being largely exports, could be protected by a
bounty on their exports, but that a tariff on
imports cannot protect these staples sold in the
open markets of the world, a portion of wnich
is an export," and he further made the asser
tion that because this is j-o, staples of
agriculture were not protected, but were
sold at home and abroad at the world's
fret-trade prices, and if this is true it must
necessarily follow that the producers
of agricultural staples must pay for the entire
cost of the protective system to manufacturers
and receive no direct or indirect benefit there
from; and whereas, if true it would be an
injustice to producers of agricultural staples,
and, whereas, we, the farmers of Missouri, in
mass-meeting assembled, desire to be informed
as to the truth of the statements made by Mr.
Lubin, and believing that Hon. William Mc-
Kinley, Governor of Ohio, is fully informed as
to the operations of protection by a tariff on
imports, therefore be it
Resolved, That we respectfully and earnestly
request the Hon. William MoKinley to criticize
and fully explain said statements of Mr. Lubin
to the end that we maybe properly informed
on this important subject, and that he do this
in the leading papers of Missouri.
MEDICO LEGAL CONGRESS
Opening of the Fourth Session
Under the New York So
Officers Elected and Papers of In
terest to the Profession
NEW YORK. N. V., Sept. 4.— The fourth
Medico Legal Congress, which is to hold a
three days' session under the auspices of
the Medico Legal Society of New York,
was called to order this morning shortly
after 10 o'clock in the United States court
room by J udge Ransom.
Judge Ransom opened the meeting with
hearty greetings to those present. After
addresses by Judge Noah Davis, Professor
Forbes Winslow, Senator Guy and others.
Ciark Bell was elected president. The fol
lowing were elected legal vice-presidents:
Judge Abraham H. Dailey, ex-Judge Noah
H. Davis, Dr. W. J. O'Suflivan, Judge Cal
vin E. Pratt, Superior Court of New York;
Judge A. L. Palmer of New Brunswick,
Surrogate R. S. Ransom and Hon. Charles
L. Guy. The following were elected med
ical vice-presidents: T. D. Prothera, M.D.,
of Hartford, Conn. ; Professor R. Ogden
Doremus, Dr. Paul Gibier, Dr. W. J. Out
hem, Dr. Irving C. Rosse, Dr. Forbes
Winslow, Mrs. M. Louise Thomas and Dr.
Frank H. Caldwell of Florida. The follow
ing were elected secretaries: Moritz Ellin
ger of New York. Dr. F. B. Downs of Con
necticut, Albert Bach, Clarence A. Lighter
of Detroit and Professor Charles A. Dore
mus of New YorK. Dr. George Chaffe was
elected treasurer. A recess was then taken
until 2 p. m.
Dr. Forbes Winalow was in the chair at
the opening of the evening session, and
after a few preliminary remarks by Dr.
Talcott, superintendent of the Middletown
Insane Asylum, Dr. Winslow read an able
paper, entitled, "The Progress of Lunacy."
Then Dr. Albert Bach of New York read
a paper on the "Necessity of Amendment
of tlie Law of New York Appertaining to
the Commitment of the Insane." In his
paper he called attention to and submitted
to the congress for careful consideration
the many amendments and changes in the
present lunacy laws of the State.
An interesting discussion took place on
Mr. Bach's paper in which Drs. Madden,
Winslow, Mann and Lamoreaux joined. Dr.
Madden suggested that a lunacy commis
sion be given judicial power to determine
and act accordingly in all cases where in
dividuals are supposed to be insane.
President Bell then read a paper on
"Mechanical Restraint of the Insane," and
an adjournment was taken until to-morrow
at 10 o'clock.
BRITISH COZTJMBIA 3IINES.
Rich Discoveries and Much Activity Are
NEW YORK, N. V., Sept. 4.— A special
from Quebec says: Alexander Begg, the
historian of the Canadian Northwest, has
just returned from the mining districts of
British Columbia and the newly discov
ered gold fields of Vancouver Island. He
says that the district of Alberni is full of
prospectors and that more are flocking in
every day. All the American companies
operating in British Columbia, Begg
claims, are making large returns. The
wealth of West Kootenay in both gold
and silver is enormous. American capital
is largely invested there and Americans
own many of the best paying mines.
East Kootenay is exceedingly rich in low
grade ores of a better quality than those of
The Cariboo district is proving even
richer than was expected, and there is
great activity all along the Fraser.
The Horse Fly mine, owned by Califor
nia people, has been most successful.
Begg says that a party of five men in this
district took out in a short time 200 pounds
of gold quartz from one pocket near the
camp of Robert Beaven while his men
were taking out twenty-four pounds. This
was before the mines had appliances for
working on a large scale.
FIVJE MEN SUFFOCATED.
Fatal Result of the Bursting of a Gas
PROVIDENCE. R. 1., Sept. 4.-By the
bursting of a gas main at the works of the
Providence Gas Company this afternoon
five men were suffocated and a sixth nar
rowly escaped death. The dead are:
James C-olton, James Riley. Charles Me-
Manus, Lawrence Burns, John McNamee,
all laborers. They were working on the
main, when it suddenly burst. William
Kerrigan, the sixth man, managed to drag
himself into the open air, and was re
OarUeh the I'robaole Choice,
ST. PAUL, Mikn\, Sept. 3. — At the
morning's session of the national conven
tion of stationary engineers the roll of
States was called for resolutions, which, it
was decided, should be referred to the
proper committee with no debate. The
greater number of the resolutions were
provisions for changes in the constitution.
It is stated that Charles H. Garlick of
Pittsburg will be chosen president. The
annual banquet was held this evening.
Jjeath of Judge Strong.
BLUE RAPIDS, Kans., Sent. 4.— Judge
James G. Strong died here to-day. He was
well known in railroad and political cir
cles. He was at one time secretary and
treasurer of the Plymouth, Kaukakee and
Pacific Railroad Company.
THE SATS FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
REALM OF POLITICS
Cleveland Democrats to
Meet in Nebraska
WILSON BILL DENOUNCED
Ohio Sheep- Raisers Declare
Free Wool an Appalling
CARLISLE FOR PRESIDENT.
The Secretary's Wife Authority for
the Statement That He Is a
LINCOLN, Nebr., Sept. 4.— The second
Democratic State convention in Nebraska
this year will be held in Lincoln to-morrow
by that branch of Nebraska's Democracy
which upholds the administration of Pres
ident Cleveland and is opposed to the free
coinage of silver as espoused by the con
vention at Omaha in August. Though
evidently in the minority in the State the
delegates to to-morrow's gathering, many
of whom are already in the city, are
full of enthusiasm and predict a full at
tendance of the 643 delegates. Secretary
Carlisle, who was expected to be present,
has written a lengthy letter of regret, in
which it is expected he will announce his
personal views as well as those of the
administration on the monetary question.
Ex-Congressman Michael D. Harter of
Ohio, the pronounced gold standard advo
cate, will be present and make an address.
Less interest is manifested in the prob
able candidates than in the declaration of
principles. It is safe to predict that the
Omaha convention will be denounced for
its friendship for free silver and alleged
Populistic theories, and that President
Cleveland will receive unstinted praise.
The convention does not meet until 4
p. m. and there is a possibility that an ad
journment may be taken until Friday.
FREE WOOL A MISTAKE.
A Demand That th* Present Evil Be
COLUMBUS, Ohio., Sept. 4.— The Qhio
Wool-growers' Association at its annual
meeting here to-day adopted the following
Resolved, That free wool has proved a disas
trous and appalling mistake in the United
States, entailing a direct loss upon the agricul
tural interests thereof in the depletion of
flocks and decrease *n the number of sheep
from 49.000.000 in 1893 to 39,000,000 in 1895,
and has reduced the price of wool nearly 50
Besolved, That the highest interests of the
country demand at the hands of the Fifty
fourth Congress early in the forthcoming ses
sion the correction of this mistake. No sup
posed party or political exigency or advan
tage will justify the postponing of this plain
and manifest duty.
Btsolvcd, That if it shall unwisely and un
justly become the settled policy of the Govern
ment to maintain free wool, we will then as a
measure of equal justice demand free woolen
and cotten goods. '
CARLISLE A CANDIDATE.
The Secretary's Wife So Declared in a
.Letter to a Friend.
NASHVILLE, Tens., Sept. 4.— A special
from Ciarksville, Term., says Mrs. Carlisle
has written to a friend in Christian
County, Ky., that Secretary Carlisle is
a candidate for the Democratic Presiden
tial nomination, and will have his name
placed before the party as the present
-V'-tr York Prohibitionists.
SARATOGA, N. V., Sept. 4.— The State
Prohibition 'convention took up its delib
erations at 10 o'clock this morning after a
brief prayer service. While the various
committees were in session Volney R.
Cushing of Maine delivered an address.
The State committee was also appointed.
The report of the platform committee was
made through E. J. Wheeler of New York.
Several of the planks were hotly ae
bated. The platform as adopted reaffirmed
its adherence to the principles of prohibi
tion and allegiance to the National party;
that a Christian citizen's ballot is his testi
mony witnessing his political righteousness
and were opposed to all measures and can
didates not in full accord with the prin
ciples of prohibition.
Quay Said to Favor McKinley.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 4.~Na
tional Republican Committeeman Hahn
of Ohio says he expects the National
Committee will be called together in
Washington the last part of October to
decide upon the place for holding the
convention. The exact date has Hot been
fixed yet. He rather thinks that Senator
Quay favors McKinley for President in
preference to Reed.
IZLEOAZLY IN THIS COUNTRY.
Four Chinese Arrested at Chicago Under
the -Exclusion Act.
CHICAGO. 111., Sept. 4.— Four China
man, Lee Yee, Lee Quong, Lee Joe and
Lee Yung, who were arrested several
weeks ago in Detroit under the exclusion
act, were found guilty of conspiring to
smuggle themselves into this country and
sentenced to ten days in the Detroit work
house at hard labor and then to deporta
tion. They were brought to this city en
route to the Pacific Coast and stopped by a
writ of habeas corpus.
The position taken by the counsel for the
prisoners was that the order of deportation
was void because the Commissioner had
imposed a sentence of imprisonment.
Judge Seaman of the United States Circuit
Court to-day held that the Commissioner
had exceeded his power in assessing the
imprisonment, which rendered his judg
ment void, and he ordered the four men
Special Treasury Agent Cram swore out
another complaint charging the four men
with violation of the exclusion act, and
they furnished bonds in the sum of $5000
each. The attorneys for the four men,
who may decide to test the law, say no
complication will arise before the Commis
sioner, as they will prove the men are
members of Chicago business houses.
WILL IN TEST IN COLORAIiO.
English Capitalists to Absorb Large
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 4.— 0. H. How
arth, a civil engineer of London, England,
arrived in Denver to-day, and in an inter
"I am here to examine several of the
large irrigation canals of Colorado and
New Mexico, and if they come up to the
standard ns represented I have no doubt
that English capital will absorb them.
Just now Colorado is much talked of in
England. In London some one thing
must have a boom. Now it is Cripple
Creek and other gold districts of your
State. Irrigation problems interest them
also. As the English have an abundance
of capital to invest they are looKing about
for favorable fields all the time. I repre
sent a large English syndicate for whom I
am making this tour."
KILLED HIS BROTHER-IX-ZAW.
Insults to a Woman Avenged by Her
OMAHA, Nebr., Sept. 4.— August Sao
lowein. a boy 19 years of age, shot and
instantly killed Paul Miller, his brother
in-law, this afternoon. The Saoloweins,
father and son, are gardeners on the north
bottoms in the vicinity of Sherman and
Ames avenues. Miller visited their
premises this afternoon and commenced
abusing Mrs. Saolowein, calling her vile
The son was in the garden, and hearing
Miller ran to the house, seized a reyolver
and went into the room where his parents
and Miller were standing. As he entered
Miller started toward him. Without say
ing a word young Saolowein raised his re
volver and fired. The ball struck Miller in
Saolowein walked up to tne nearest tele
phone at Sherman and Commercial ave
nues, whence he telephoned the police
station, stating that he had murdered a
man and was ready to surrender. After
having sent the message he sat down in a
chair and awaited the arrival of the police
to place him under arrest. He is in jail.
The trouble leading up to the murder is
said to have been caused by both parties
laying claim to a garden patch. The in
quest will be held in the morning at the
morgue, where Miller's body lies.
Pugilist Married a Belle.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 4.— A special from
Anderson, Ind., says: Miss Kate Conde,
a belle of Anderson and worth $50,000 in
her own right, has eloped with "Lon"
Reed, a prize-fighter and sporting man.
It is said that when they first met his vo
cation was not known to Miss Conde, and
that, after she had become infatuated with
him, it made no difference to her. Some
time ago Reed was arrested on a charge of
gross assault upon Miss Conde and is now
under bonds to appear for trial at the pres
ent term of court. The couple were mar
ried at Connersville.
MINERAL LAND CLAIMS
No Action Likely to Be Taken
at Washington Before
Case of the California Miners
Presented to Commissioner
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 4.—Wil
liam C. Ralston and J. H. Neff of the Cali
fornia Miners' Association were in Wash
ington to-day and registered at the Arling
ton Hotel. They had been with the
Knights Templar at Boston and ran down
to Washington from New York. They re
turned to New York to-night.
Their flying trip here was not attended
with much success as reeards the mineral
lands controversy, as President Cleveland
is at Buzzards Bay and both Secretary
Hoke Smith and Commissioner of Gen*
eral Land Office Lamoreaux are absent.
Mr. Ralston visited the Department of the
Interior, however, and had a talk with the
acting Land Commissioner. He does not
expect that anything can be accomplished
until winter, when ah effort will be made
to secure from Congress what Representa
tive Caminetti worked so hard for, the
passage of a bill defining and classifying
mineral lands in California similar to that
now in force in Montana, with this differ
ence, that several boards of commissions
be appointed instead of one, as it has been
demonstrated in Montana that it will take
one board too long to complete the work.
STEEL FROM CUBAN ORE.
An American Company's First Shipment
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 4.— Consul
Hyatt at Santiago de Cuba reports to the
Department of btate as a matter of interest
to the manufacturers of steel the first ship
ment of ore by the Ponupo Mining Com
pany, composed of American citizens or
ganized under the laws of Pennsylvania
and West Virginia. The shipment was
made to Philadelphia by the Norwegian
steamer Jactert, and consisted of 600 tons
of manganese ore. The company has a
capacity of about 200 tons per day, but the
demand for the ore from this country is
beyond their capacity to supply.
Two Spanish officers derive a tonnage
royalty from the mines, which fact caused
a body of insurgents to fire upon a train of
workingmen, causing such a stampede
that the company has been unable to in
duce the miners to return to work, not
withstanding the insurgent General Maceo
condemned the act and promised protec
As manganese isa necessity in the manu
facture of steel it is hoped that these
mines operated by Americans will soon be
able to resume operations. The manganese
ore heretofore used came principally from
the Black Sea region of Europe.
PUBLIC DEBT IS CREASE.
A Xet Raise of Searly Three Million
Dollars During August.
WASHINGTON, D. C.; Sept. The
debt statement issued to-day shows a net
increase in the public debt (less cash in
the treasury) during August of $2,815,
--18 08. The interest-bearing debt increased
$210 and the non-interest-bearing debt in
creased $295,166. The cash in the treasury
decreased $3,110,374 08. The total debt is
$1,126,963,479 25. .
Certificates and treasury notes offset by
an equal amount of cash in the treasury at
the end of the month were $603,384,603, an
increase of $20,585,000. The total cash in
the treasury was $876,960,345 55. The cold
coin reserve was $100,910,000. Cash bal
ance, $84,039,136 49. ';
In the month there was a decrease in
gold coin bars of $5,943,139 52, the total at
the close being $149,410,926 52. Of silver
there was in national bank depositories
$15,317,539 69, against $15,920,825 62 at the
end of the preceding month.
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ALLEGED COPYRIGHT FJtAUDS.\
Librarian Sjwfford's Reply to the Charges
of Mrs. Thomas.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 4.—Regard
ing the suit brought in St. Louis by Mrs.
Jessie Beattie Thomas, the wife of ex-
Congressman Thomas of Metropolis, 111.,
against a music-publishing firm of the
former city for failure to copyright two of
her songs, and the allegations of the pub
lishers that they had torwarded the neces
sary copyright fees to Librarian Spofford
of the Congressional Library, and held his
receipt therefor, Spofford says the fees in
question had not been received and he had,
of course, given no receipt. Claims of a
like character were occasionally made, and
he had had trouble before with the firm
which is now oeing sued.
Spofford said that, notwithstanding a
penalty of $100 for the unauthorized use of
the copyright privilege, there was a con
siderable amount of music books and other
publications in circulation which were not
registered at the library, though claiming
Charged With Accepting a Bribe.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 4.— Charges of ac
cepting a bribe on the part of ex-Alder
man James L. Francis of the City Council
are openly made in a bill for a receiver for
the Mutual Electric Light and Power Com
pany of Englewood, tiled by Lloyd G.
Kirkland in the Circuit Court. The com
plainant claims to be a creditor of the con
cern to the extent of $13,500 for rents and
services as attorney-at-law.
HELD BACK IN VAIN
Failure of an Attempt to
Let Gentry Beat
TWICE MADE TO BREAK.
In Spite of His Driver the
Horse Finally Won the
JUDGES IMPOSED A FIXE.
Curry's Palpable Effort to Throw
the Race Resulted in a Dis
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 4.-The
special race between the crack pacers John
R. Gentry and Joe Patchen at Belmont
Park this afternoon was a most lamentable
failure and but for the fact that the Penn
sylvania law against the selling of pools
was rigidly enforced trouble would doubt
less have been precipitated. Owing to the
character of the attraction nearly 5000 peo
ple were in attendance, over half of whom
left before the race had reached a conclu
In the first heat Gentry took the lead
and, though never headed, was closely at
tended all the way round to the distance
flag by Patchen, where the latter broke,
Gentry coming home well within himself
in2:06»4, the fastest mile ever made by a
harness-performer on this track.
In the second heat Gentry again went
out in front and was never headed, al
though there was never anything in evi
dence to show that Patchen, under Curry's
skillful guidance, was doing anything to
push out the stallion. In fact Gentry
seemed to be pretty well used up, while
Patchen showed no signs of being in trou
In the third heat there was as flagrant
an exhibition of not trying to win on the
part of Mr. Curry as was ever seen any
where. The pair went to the quarter in
31^ and traveled as a double team through
the backstretch. In negotiating the hill
Patchen went to the front, but in rounding
the turn he was b/ought back by Curry.
But, notwithstanding all of the latter'a
efforts, Patchen was full of go. He made
up the lost daylight and fifty yards from
home looked like a snre winner. But to
the surprise and disgust of the spectators
Curry yanked him off his feet and let in
Gentry a winner.
This was such a palpable exhibition of
pulling that the judges declared it "no
heat," which decision was received with
applause by the spectators.
Before they were sent away for the fourth
heat Curry was admonished by the judges
to go out and win. They got away to a
good start in which Patchen held Gentry
safe all the way round, winning out in
In the fifth heat both horses acted tired,
going to the quarter pole in :33>£. Gentry
led into the stretch, where he was collared
by Patchen. The latter apparently had
the race won, but Curry again pulled
Patchen off his feet. The judges again de
cided "no heat."
When the horses were called out for the
sixth heat the judges selected Dickerson
to drive the stallion. The advantage of
the change was made manifest, but Mc-
Henry pulled up for the apparent purpose
of being distanced and Patchen walked
home in 2:13. The judges, however, called
out: "Joe Patchen first, John R. Gentry
There was no semblance of a horse race
in the seventh heat, McHenry pulling up
Gentry after passing the half and Patchen
coming home by himself in 2:32. After
the race the judges hold a meeting, the re
sult of which was that Curry was fined
$500 and another $100 was taken out of his
share of the purse to pay Dickerson for
driving the last two heats.
2:25 class; purse $2000.
Lynne Bell, blk. n., by St. Bel (Bithers) 1 1 1
Etiquette (Baldwin) 2 2 2
King Albert (Tygon) 3 3 3
Boston and Julia O distanced.
2:35 class: purse $2000.
Fred Kobi.by Guy WilKes (Dickerson) 1 1 1
Larabie (Wilson) 2 2 2
Menlo Prince (Stackhouse) 3 dis
Special pace: purse $4000.
Joe Patchen, blk. s., by Palchen
WilkPs (Curry and Dickerson) 2 2xlxll
John It. Gentry, b. s., by Ashland
Wilkes (McUenry) 1 1x2x22
Time, 2 ;OtsVi-2 :07 Vi-2 :08-2 :11-2:15-2:13
z No beat.
O.V OTHER EASTERN TRACKS.
flying Dutchman Captured the JReaper
Stakes at Sheepshead Hay.
SHEEPSHEiD BAY RACETRACK,
N. V., Sept. 4.— The race for the Reaper
stakes was captured by Flying Dutchman,
who was posted the favorite at odds of 2
to 1. As there were several strong candi
dates in this race Chorn decided to take
no chances with his mount. He collared
the leaders as they were passing the stand
and made a pace to suit himself the rest
of the journey, winning in a gallop by a
length and a half. Dolabra finished sec
ond, a neck before Rey del Carredas.
Futurity course, Bernese won, Bowling Green
second, Darien third. Time, 1:12 4-5.
The Sapphire slakes, five aivl a half furlongs,
Kamsin won, Peep-o'-day second, Right Royal
third. Time, 1:08 2-5.
Mile and a quarter, Connoisseur won, Prim
rose second, Victorious third. Time, 2:08 2-5.
The Reaper stakes, for three-year-olds, a mile
and three-sixteenths, Flying Dutchman won,
Dolabra second, Key del Carredas third. Time,
Six and a half furlongs, Argentina won. The
Winner second, Tom Cromwell third. Time,
One mile and a furlong, on turf, Orinda won,
Arapahoe second, Long Beach third. Time,
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 4.— Seven-eighths of
a mile, Diggswon.The Princess second, Tan
cred third. Time, 1:28%.
Six furlongs, The Preserver won, Twinkle
second, Start third. Time, I : l6V£.
Four and a half furlongs, Kittie B won,
Cherub second, Anna Lyle third. Time, :57.
Mile and seventy yards, Tom Sayre won, Ray
S second, Pretender thirl. Time, 1 :47.
Five-eighths of a mile, Kate Legrande won,
Motilla fcecond, Dr. Kellogg third. Time, 1 :03.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 4.— Highland
Park light-harness events postponed on ac
count of rain.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 4.— Six furlongs, May
Fern won, Soundmore second, Servitor third.
Five and a half furlongs. Belle Meade won,
Bettie Hill second, Mary Anna third. Time,
One mile, Gold Corn won, Sallie Woodfora
second. Jack Bradley third. Time, 1 :48.
Three-quarters of a mile, Sencience won.
Laura F second, Wainut Ridge third. Time,
Six and a half furlongs. Flush won, Occula
second, Expense third. Time, 1:28.
On the Diamond.
NEW YORK, N. V.. Sept. 4:— First game: New
Yorks, 3, 4, 4 ; Pittsburgs, (i, 12, 3. Batteries-
Clarke and Wilson, Foreman and Merritt. Um
pires—Kejfe and O'Day. Second game: New
Yorks, G, 7,3; Pittsburgs, 4,7, 1. Called on
account of darkness at cud of seventh inning.
Batteries— Rusie and Farrell, Moran and Mer
ritt. Umpires— Keefe and O'Day.
ROSTON, Mass., Sept. 4.— Bostons, 15,19,5:
Chicagos, 5, 11, 5. Batteries— Sullivan and
Ganzel ; Dolan, Terry and Donohue. Umpire —
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 4. — Philadel
phias, 10, 16, 2; St. Louis, 2, 3, 0. Batteries-
Lucid and Clements, McDougall and Peitz.
BALTIMORE, Me, Sept. 4.— Baltimores. 7, 8,
3; Louisville*, 3, 11,4. Batteries— H emming
and Clark, Cunningham and Spies. Umpire —
WASHINGTON, D. C.Sept. 4.— Washingtons,
5, 6, 4; Cincinnati?, 11,11,0. Batteries—Ma
larkey, Gilroy and Maguire; Parrott and
Vaughn. Umpire— Hurst.
BROOKLYN, N. V., Sept. 4.-Brooklyns, 5,
11,2; Clevelands, 15, 16. 2. Batterieß— Daub
aud Grim, Wallace and O'Connor. Umpire-
INSURANCE MATES DISCUSSED.
Deliberations of the Wholesale Druggists
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 4.— The whole
sale druggists discussed fire insurance
rates to-day. The board of control referred
the matter to the open session and it was
urged that the leading jobbers form them
selves into a mutual association on the
factory plan. As such a plan necessitates
the adoption of the sprinkler system, for
which but few houses are prepared, the
insurance subject was left for another year.
The election of officers resulted as* fol
lows: President, J. C. Eliel, Minneapolis:
vice-presidents — W. A. Hover, Denver; H.
B. Gilpin, Baltimore; J. R.Owen, Chicago;
F. W. Bacon, Los Angeles; M. A. Fall,
Atlanta; secretary, A. B. Merriaru, Min
neapolis; treasurer, E. L. Strong, Cleve
Niagara Falls was selected as the next
place of meeting.
Buried Under Falling Walls.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 4.— While a gang
of men was tearing down a frame house at
12 Bixby place, this afternoon, Mrs. Sarah
Carlin feared her children were playing
under the structure and started to see if
they were in a dangerous place. She
rushed under the building, when it col
lapsed and she was covered with the
debris. The floors had broken through
and demolished the house, lifting the
woman off her feet before she could be
rescued. She will die.
ATTACK ON JOHN BURNS
Accused at the Trades Con
gress of Deserting Unem
The Charges Denied In a Heated
Speech by the Labor
CARDIFF, Wales, Sept. 4.— The Trades
Union Congress at to-day's session ap
proved the report of the Parliamentry com
mittee, with an addendum asking Par
liament to pass legislation providing for
the payment of union rate of wages to all
workers in the Government departments.
During the debate on an amendment
censuring the Parliamentary committee
for failing to promote legislation in favor
of socialism and land production Delegate
Salmon charged Jobn Burns with desert
ing the unemployed workers and culti
vating only those sources which would be
likely to assist his re-election to Par
Mr. Burns replied that these lying state
ments were inspired by blackleg journal
ists, who had now been dismissed from the
congress. A bill for the nationalization of
land production had been entrusted to Mr.
Broadhurst. Where was it? he asked. If
the bill had been entrusted to him (Burns)
he would have licked it into shape. He
had attended to his place in the House of
Commons instead of lecturing for hire at
live guineas a lecture, and had also been
present at two meetings of the Parliamen
tary committee on the unemployed, while
Kier Hardie attended but one.
Social revolution, he said, was slow
work. There were men who were trying
to get it immediately, and it was possible
they had laid the foundation-stone of the
The resolution was rejected and a reso
lution favoring the eight-hour working
day was passed. The resolution declares :
That the time has arrived when the hours of
labor should be limited to eight per day in all
trades and occupations in the United King
dom, and that the Parliamentary committee
be instructed to draft a bill on the lines of tnis
resolution with a view to getting it passed
through Parliament and made a law of the
SALARY A PARAMOUNT ISSUE.
Letter- Carrier* Will Urge the Passage of
the Dunphy Bill.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 4.— When
the annual convention of the National As
sociation of Letter-carriers reconvened to
day a resolution was rjresented from the
committee on legislation which read :
Resolved, That the subject of increase of sal
aries is of the most paramount importance to
this convention, and that it is the sense of this
body to recommend to the legislative commit
tee the introduction of the bill known as
House of Representatives bill No. 6685 and
urge its speedy passage before both houses of
The measure was adopted. A number
of other resolutions were disposed of.
Among those favorably considered was
one directing the legislative committee to
prepare a bill for presentation to Congress
granting $30 a year to letter-carriers for
the purchase of summer and winter uni
forms. Another, which was also adopted,
called for the presentation to the Postoiiice
Department or a petition requesting that
the letter-carriers be allowed to wear a
lighter coat during the heated term. A
resolution providing for a Government
salary of $200 per year for sub-letier-car
riers, although discussed in kindly spirit,
failed of adoption.
BREVITIES FROM THE WIRE.
Condensed From Special Telegrams to
Destructive forest fires are raging in Cape
May County, N. J. Thousands of acres of tim
ber and cranberry bushes have been destroyed.
The rumor of the death of Cecil Rhodes, Pre
mier of Cape Colony, is untrue. Rhodes is in
good health and attending to business as
Elk Garden, a mining town in Mineral
County, W. Va., was visited by fire. Eleven
dwellings and storerooms were completely de
stroyed, involving a loss of $15,000.
The Boston and Albany's extensive wharf at
East Boston was burned. There was much
freight of various kinds on the wharf, and none
was saved. The loss will be very heavy.
A suburban train on the Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern road and a stockyards
switch engine collided at Chicago. Passengers
were thrown from their seats and three were in
Mabel Stanley, the American woman who
was arrested at Liverpool as she was about to
sail for New York, on a charge of stealing jew
elry valued at £587, pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to a years imprisonment.
A dispatch from Madrid states that in conse
quence of the failure of diplomatic measures
the Government has decided upon a naval
demonstration at Tangier to enforce the terms
of the treaty signed with the Government of
The court-martial of Captain Sumnerofthe
United States cruiser Columbia, on charges
growing out of the testimony adduced on the
investigation into the injuries that ship sus
tained in July in dock at Southampton, has
been commenced at Brooklyn.
The editor of the socialist organ, Vorwarts,
at Berlin, Germany, has been arrested and all
copies of last Sunday's edition of that paper
seized, in consequence of the leading editorial
on the Sedan day celebration. Tho charge
against the editor is high treason.
Advices from Santiago de Chile are that Chile
will agree to the removal of the landmark San
Francisco de Limache, in accordance with the
Argentine contention, allowing the boundary
line to pass through the highest peaks of the
Andes, and thus Bolve satisfactorily the
long-vexed question of the two countries.
Over 300 representative Chicago business
firms have petitioned tbe Circuit Court tor a
receiver for the Illinois Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, alleging the grossest mismanage
ment. They claim that the company is in
solvent, and that the books show an indebted
ness of $450,000, the assets being nominal.
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