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VOLUME LXXX.— NO. 72.
KILLED BY THE HOT SUN Death's Harvest Continues to Yield Frightful Returns. NO HOPE OF RELIEF IS APPARENT. Chicago's Heat Fatalities Reach Forty-three in Twenty lour Honrs. THERE ARE GRAVE FEARS OF A PESTILENCE. Carcasses of a Thousand Animals Lying Where They Fell in the Streets. CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 10.— Continued beat of the most dangerous kind made another deatliroll to-day larger than ita predecessors of the present spell, and no hupe is extended by the weather fore caster of a cooler day to-morrow. Of the deaths reported to the Healtn and Police departments and the cases taken to the county hospital, torty-three were recorded as having died, directly or indirectly, from the heat. Among the serious cases of the scores who were prostrated, but still live, is tbat ot Very Rev. Prior Aughan of London, brother of the English Cardinal, who ar rived in Chicago this morning on his way East around the world, by the advice of his physician, because of a dropsical dis ease. The aged prelate suffered much from the heat during tne journey from tsaii Francisco, and his condition was so serious upon arrival here ttrat the party went to the Audicorium Annex immedi ately. His secretary said he was fearful of the result. The 'emperature Kept at 80 and above from 8 o'clock this morning, and at 1 p. m. began climbing to the nineties, reaching 94 late in the afternoon. The ni«ht brought no relief to the suffering human ity, anu in places on the west side, wcere poverty and death link hands, there was barely iife in the burning fetid atmosphere. The number of dead animals reported on the streets and alleys last night was 633, tne largest record for any week in the history of the city. It is estimated that over 1000 carcasses are lying in the thor oughfares because the facilities for re moval are insufficient. Half a thousand complaints of this fact were received at the city hall to-day. The postoffice cutoff two deliveries and two collections to-day on account of heat. The latest reports compiled at the r jlice headquarters at an early hour this (Tues day) morning show that during Monday there were nfty-nine deaths in the city from heat. Of course a large number of these were people who had been stricken two or three days. The prostrations to-day were sev enty-seven. The total number of deaths in the city from all causes was 164, a figure never before reached. MERSICANE AT CLEVELAND. Several Pleasure Craft Upset on the Lake, but 3© Lives jLott. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 10.— At 4:30 p. si. this city was visited by the most vio lent windstorm that has been experienced for many years. When the storm broke the Government thermometer registered 92 degrees. When it cleared away, thirty minutes later, the mark was 75. Major Stockman of the weather bureau reported the velocity of the wind at sixty-two miles an hour. Telegraph and telephone wires parted like straws and dangled in the air from their poles wagons were overturned in the streets and the air was filled with flying debris. Thousands of people, fear ing that the experience of St. Louis was .to be repeated, sought places of safety. Out of a clear sky the elements broke in unwonted fury. There were dozens of pleasure craft laden with sweltering hu manity trying to eet relief from the depressing atmosphere on the bosom of the lake. Before the skippers had time to gel their crafts in - readiness to meet the hurricane the storm burst in wild fury upon them. Lake Erie was lashed into a mass of angry waves that tore and surged, tossing heavy steamers and' shell - like yachts about with equal ease. The greatest excitement prevailed along the lake front. Among the yachts which were caught in the storm were the Pris cilla and the Avocet. The Priscilla weath ered the gale and was towed into port by a tug The Avocet was far out in the lake and is still missing. The Clipper of Cleve land went down at the mouth of the river in seventeen feet of water. There were five men aboard. Four of them swam to the pier, the other dune to the vessel until rescued by the life-saving crew. They had hardly landed when a catboat loaded with men was seen to capsize in the basin. The life-savers were quick in action and succeeded in saving all of the engulfed men. The cup-challenger Vencedor had a des perate struggle, but succeeded in entering the harbor. Several yachts dragged their anchors and went ashore. A large propel ler is ashore inside tne breatwater. Tne wind caused much damage to property throughout the city. AFFLICTED ST. LOUIS. The Denth-Roll Orottfing Daily and the Heat Continues Xijiing. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 10— This has been another day of stifling heat, during which funeral parties passed in a continu ous stream over the cemetery thorough fares. The sky was without a cloud, and the occasional gusts of south wind swept over the city in furnaceiike waves of heat. The degrees of temperature registered by tuermometers bear no relation to the s'vffering entailed, aa the long THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL siege has left thousands helpless to withstand even a moderate degree of heat. Analysis of the death cases to-day and yesterday show that over half were stricken four to five days ago. From last midnight to 9 p. m. fifteen deaths were re ported within the city limits. The sub urban towns are in a like situation. The prostrations are so. numerous that only those treated at the City Dispensary and the hospitals are recorded. These number thirty-four to-day. The local forecast is for continued clear weather and lower tem perature to-morrow. NEW YORK'S AWFUL MORTALITY. Over a Hundred Deaths in the City and Adjacent Towns. NEW YORK. N. V., Aug. 10.— More persons died of heat in New York to-day than on Sunday, and that day had sur passed all previous records. Hospitals are crowded, and if the faintly promised relief of cooler weather does not come to-morrow the list of the dead must grow. Forty-six deaths were reported in this city, over twenty in Brooklyn and over forty in near-by New Jersey towns. These are the deaths reported. Those who hid away to die and those who succumbed in the heat of the night are not numbered. DEB VINES' LONG SUFFERING. Ten Days of Unparalleled Heat and Oppressiveness. DES MOINES, lowa, Aug. 10.— The op pressive heat has now continued at Dcs Moines for ten days. Hotter single days than any in tnis period have been frequent, and in August, 1894. the thermometer stood as high for an equal period, but on account of the excess of humidity the present spell is unparalleled for oppres siveness. No deaths from heat have oc curred since Saturday. To-day was cooler, the maximum temperature being 89 de grees. LINCOLS GETS A BREEZE. High Wind* and Bain in Some Parts of Nebraska. LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 10. — To-day's beat was tempered by a good breeze from the southeast, which materially lessened the suffering. There were showers during the morning, and indications^ to-night are for more rain. Reports from North Cen tral Nebraska tell of ■ high winds and rain and some damage done. At Oakland one man was injured, probably fatally, by a barn blowing over upon him. HE AFT SHOWERS AT OMAHA. Cool the Atmosphere and. Make Existence Bearable. OMAHA, Nebr., Aug. 10.— The heavy sbowers of the past twenty-four hours cooled the atmosphere quite a bit. Only one death has been reported from sun stroke in this vicinity in the last three days. The weather bureau reported maxi mum temperature to-day at 89 deg. and minimum 70. Surface thermometers ranged about rive degrees higher. • Two Vhionns Killed by Lightning. BANDUbKY, Ohio, Aug. 10.— During a storm this afternoon John. Thompson and Jay Leonard of this city were struck by lightning ana instantly killed. They were working on a pier being built in the lake by the Government. Two other men who were on the pier were rendered uncon scious by the bolt but will recover. Cloudburst at Fort Wayne. FORT WAYNE, Ijjd., Aug. 10.— The in tense heat which has prevailed here for the past week was broken at 5 o'clock this afternoon by a violent downpour of rain, a veritable cloudburst. Nearly all the streets were flooded and much damage was done in the business section by water in the cellars where goods were stored. Furious Storm in Michigan. IONA, Mich., Aug. 10.— Last night's storm of wind, lightning and rain did damage in this vicinity estimated at fully $40,000. Small buildings in all parts of tbe city were blown over. In the sur rounding country crops were destroyed, and farmers are heavy losers. Another Scorcher at Davenport, lowa. DAVENPORT, lowa, Aug. 10.— To-day was another scorcher. There was icarcsly any breeze and the weather bureau re ported the temperature 92 at noon; mean temperature was 82. One death was re ported from the effects of the heat. Cyclonic Electrical Storm. TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 10.— A severe elec trical storm passed over Northwestern Ohio this afternoon, in some places being of a cyclonic nature. Two persons are said to have been killed by lightning near the State line. The storm terminated the hot spell, and at a time when great mor tality seemed inevitable. Fourteen Philadtlphians Succumb. ™ PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 10.— The maximum reached by the Weather Bu reau thermometer was four degrees lower than yesterday. The deaths reported to-day were fourteen and the prostrations numbered thirty. Fatal Prostrations at Evansrille. EVANSVILLE, Im>., Aug. 10. — The thermometer was not as high Here to-day as for some days past, going only to 95 in the shade. Four men were prostrated, three of whom will die. Four Fatalities at Cincinnati. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 10.—Ninety nine degrees was the highest point re corded by the thermometer here to-day. There were many prostrations and four fatalities. TWO ENGINES TELESCOPED. One Engineer Killed, the Other and His Fireman fatally Injured. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Ang. 10.— By the mistake of either the train-dispatcher or the man in charge oi the yard target the recrular passenger train on the Toledo and Ohio Central Railway, due here at 9:30 r. Jt., was sent into a i.ead-on collision with a yard engine near the Sandusky street crossing to-night. The two engines were completely tele scoped and the combination baggage-car and mailcar of the passenger tram was thrown from the track down a steep bank and crushed. Charles Vance, the engineer of the yard engine, was crushed to death. Charles Culiison, engineer of the passen ger train, and his fireman, William St. Clair, were fatally injured. None of the pass«jnf;ers were injured. Clara Uarton Goes to Germany. CONSTANTINOPLE. Tubkst, Aug. 10.— Miss Clara Barton, president of the Red Cross Society, who for several months past has been directing the distribution of reiisf to the suffering Armenians, has taken her departure from this city for Germany, where she will be the guest of the Grand Duchess of Baden. Miss Bar ton will return to Constantinople and re sume her work of relief next winter. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1896. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF "THE MONITOR" Rev. Peter C, Torke : For months you have caused to be published in the Monitor affidavits from various persons connecting my name with certain members of the American Protective Association. At the time the first publication was made I was confined to my bed and did not see the Monitor. If I had learned of the publication sooner I would possibly have made immediate answer. Yet I saw no particular reason why I should rush into print to refute any statement made by such creatures as Marshall or his kind. The character of the men rendered it quite unnecessary for me to answer save by my silence. But in the last issue of the Monitor you pub lished an article to which I desire to reply. Permit me, dear sir, before proceeding further to express my sincere regret for being forced to discuss in s public way the statements which induce me to write this letter. I say this with the hope and belief that all honest men will understand that I am not indulging in this diacnssion upon my own free will, but that circum stances have actually forced me to come boldly out and tell what I do know and to refute once and for all my alleged connection with certain members of the American Protective Association. I desire first to speak of one H. F. Marshall, who was for a time employed as a special reporter on The Call. During the Great Controversy in which you took such a distinguished part, and which was first and fully published in The Call, Marshall served as a reporter on that jonrnal, was detailed by my City Editor, Mr. MacMullen, to interview various parties who were contributing to the controversy on behalf of your antagonists, and served in a capacity similar to that of Mr. Frank McGuire, a former editor of the Monitor, at that time employed by The Call, who assisted in gathering material for publication on behalf of the cause which you espoused. I un derstand that Marshall claimed to be a theological student, and such portions of his time as were not occupied in school were devoted to reporting. In view of the develop ments proving his infamous character, it is to be hoped that no church dedicated to the service of God will ever be polluted by his presence, or harbor him within its sacred portals. Personally i did not then know the creature, but later he sought an interview with me at my business office and asked me to givehim a letter to Mr. John D. Spreckels, which I declined to do. I told him that if he desired to see Mr. Spreckels he could doubtless find him at his business office. He insisted upon con tinuing the conversation, and said, among other things, that he and other leaders of the American Protecgve Association, mentioning the Rev. Donald M. Ross, one Woodworth, B. F. Hudeison and a Mr. Owens, desired to make something out of politics; that they did not propose to give all tbeir time and work for nothing; that they had concluded to demand $2500 per montn from then until the election in No vember, and then, if they were successful, they were to ask for $30,000 more. He called on me a second time and spoke of his power in the order. He said that he had a letter from B. F. Hudeison giving him full authority to act for the order, but he did not present any letter to me or explain that it was addressed to me. The first time I heard or knew that the letter was addressed to me by Hudeison was when it, or a copy thereof, was offered for sale in an affidavit sworn to by Marshall, and with which you and the general reader are probably familiar. It has been charged that I employed Marshall to write the letters in the contro rersy that were signed by B. F. Hudeison and Major Sherman. That charge is absolutely false. Marshall was not employed to write the letters, but to procure them from the writers. As to that portion of the affidavit of B. F. Hndelson, published in the Monitor of Saturday last, to the effect that I was to be seen and induced to send Marshall to va rious Catholic institutions in the State as a spy, I desire to say that I know nothing of the alleged conference. I never heard of such meeting until reading it in the affi davit of Hudeison, published in the Monitor, and was never approached, directly or - indirectly, on the proposition. Assuming that such a meeting or conference was - held, no member of that meeting or conference ever made such a proposition to me. I repeat that I never beard of it, directly or indirectly, and I never even imagined that such a plan or scheme was ever considered, or that it could be supposed that I could be made the instrument of carrying it into effect. Sir, you have done me the honor to state publicly that you would believe my word as against all thr affidavits that coaid be male by auch men as Marshal 1 ., Woodworth, Ross and their kind. I thank you for that expression of your confidence in my ver acity and integrity. I therefore now brand each and all of the statements made by these men in any wise reflecting upon me or my friends, or charging me or them witn, any moral or political wrongdoing, as absolutely and unqualifiedly false. I have thus very briefly replied to the charees made against me from time to time. I have done nothing, said nothing, written nothing that I am not willing that you and the whole world should know, and if, after reading this letter, yon do not feel fully satisfied with the facts here given, I shall be most happy to respond to any questions or to furnish any oral or documentary corroborative evidence which you may think wise to request. I have the honor to remain, dear sir, yours for religious and political freedom, STRANGE DEATH OF A, H. PYLE. His Body Found Floating in the Waters of the Potomac. RESIDED IN THIS CITY. Was the Secretary of the Silver Party's National Com mittee. SUPPOSED CASE OF SUICIDE. He Had Plenty of Money and Was in Good Spirits When Last Seen Alive. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 10.— The body of A. H. Pyle of San Francisco, sec retary of the Silver party's National Com mittee, was this morning found floating in the Potomac. Mr. Pyle was well-known in California, being a politician of some note, and was especially prominent as an advocate of free silver coinage. He was about 35 years of age and a son of ex-Congressman Pyle of California. Youne Pyle came here a week ago with George P. Keeney, formerly of California, but latterly of New York. Keeney and Pyle arrived from St Louis, wbere they bad attended the National Convention of the Silter party. They secured quarters or the National Party Committee at 1420 New York avenue, where Senator Stewart of Nevada, as one of the publishers of the Silver Knight, has his editorial sanctum. Pyle seemed in good spirits and appar ently had p'enty of money. He was well dressed and, as far as his acquaintances here know, had nothing to worry him. The last time Pyle was seen alive was last Tuesday night. On Tuesday after noon the silver people held a big meeting at Falls Chnrch, Va., five miles from Washington, across the Potomac Many prominent Democrats and silver men were present, among them being Pyle, who was particularly well pleased at the success of the meeting. Mr. Pyie's friends say that he was fond of gambling and frequently participated in games of chances. There are several disreputable gambling resorts immediately across the fotomac from Washington, not far from where the body was Aiund, and as Pyle on Tuesday displayed a large roll of money It may be that he was a victim of highway robbery. No marks were found on his body. It bad lain in the water so long, however that it had become black and swollen, and maries of violence, if there had been any, would have been hard to discover. The police are mystified over the affair. They would suspect foul play but lor the fact that Pyie's shoes had been removed, which would seem to point to suicide. The last few nights in Washington have been oppressively warm, and the Potomac has been a great resort for bathers, and it is possible that Mr. Pyle had attempted a bath in the river, but the fact that he was partially clothed contradicts this theory. The drowned man wore a black diagonal suit, an undershirt and an outing shirt. A Bryan campaign button was on the lapel of his coat. Nothing was found in the pockets but a memorandum book and a silver watch bought of a San Francisco jeweler. No disposition will be made of the re mains until George P. Keeney, who is now in New York, is heard from. USABLE TO FURNISH BONDS. Three Members of a Swindling Gang Languish in Prison. , , . CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 10.— William A. Thomas, John I. Tolman and James F. McClure, who were arrested Saturday night, charged with using the mails to de- Iraud in connection with W. H. McCiure and Dr. John • Craig, now under arrest at Seaside : Part, N.J., are still in confine ment, : having failed to "furnish the $2500 bonds required of each. Their examina tion is set for Friday next. r. » j • - 1 Thomas and McClure; both declare that the charges are blackmail, actuated by a desire for revenge on the part of Gunther, an advertising agent,; of ; Chicago, and: Fred Bonfitz, a Kansas City lottery agent. The Civic : Federation officers,' however, as well as the" postal | inspectors, have j been working in conjunction on the case for the past six months to effect the conviction of the prisoners and break up what, they de clare to be "the greatest swindling scheme in years.". " '•'■• - i :-:^ fi . " ' ■•' •--*■- \ ♦ Air John MillttW Condition Critical. .'} LONDON, Esq., Aug. 10.— The condition of Sir John Millals, president of the Royal Academy, is extremely critical. ; . * The San Franci'CO at Smyrna. CONSTANTINOPLE, Town*., Aug. I II. — The United States cruiser San Fran -1 cisco arrived at Smyrna on August 4. GENERAL GRANT FAVORED GOLD, His Son Has So Informed Attorney-General Ketcham. THE COINAGE ACT OF 73 Why It Was Signed by the Great Conqueror of the Confederacy. DESIRED A STABLE STANDARD Denial of the Story About a Mistake in Signing the Law of Twenty Tears Ago. INDIANAPOLIS, link, Aug. 10.-At torney-General Ketcham to-day made public a letter from Frederick Grant, in reply to a request for information in which he says: My Dear Sir: Acknowledging receipt of your communication of August 4, in which you ask me as to the truth of a statement which is and has been for years going the rounds, to the effect thai my father. General Grant, at one time said tbat he did not know when he signed the coin age act of '73 that the silyer dollar was drop ped from coinage and that if he bad known tbat fact be would have vetoed the bill, I hasten to reply that I frequently talked with my father upon the question of standards of currency and never beard him intimate any such sentiment as is credited to him above. 1 can only say that he never intimated such a statement to me. In all bis conversations with me he seemed to take the ground tbat it was a great misfortune for any country to have as the basis of its circulating medium any metal tbat had the least element of uncertainty about it. From the time that he was inaugurated President until the re sumption of the specie payment act was passed all his public announcements and, so far as I know, all his private statements were aimed to secure a stable currency to the people of the United States. The coinage act of 1873 does not eliminate the silver dollar from our coinage. In fact the United States has coined since then more silver than had been coined during the en tire period of our National existence before and most of this coinage was made during his lifetime. It is therefore not probable that General Grant ever said that he would have vetoed the act of 1873 if he had known that tne silver dollar was to be dropped from the coinage, and I would not believe any one who said that he heard my father make such a remark. MARK BANNA IN CHICAGO. Perfecting the Republican Plan of Cam- pniijn in the West. CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 10. — The chief event in Republican circles to-day was the arrival of Chairman Hanna. He came in at 7:26 a. m. and spent a very busy day, even doing some night work in the heat of his room at headquarters. Mr. Hanna said there would be no Western National treasurer, but merely an assistant to Mr. Bliss. The matter of funds and method of handling them will be considered during the week by Mr. Hanna and his colleagues. Messrs. Dawes, Durbin and Payne were the committeemen who kept close to Mr. Hanna during the deliberations at head quarters, while National Committeemen Hubbard of Minnesota and Jamieson of Illinois were in and out in an advisory capacity. Messrs. Babcock and Hall of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, Max Pract, chairman of the Oregon State Committee; Colonel A. T. Bliss, recent candidate for Governor of Michigan; and Mrs. J. Eilen Foster were among those who had interviews with the campaign committee. To a reporter for the United Associated Presses Mr. Hanna said: "I shall be here the whole week and there will be confer ences of the committee every day. To-day we have been going over the details of or ganization in the West. The reports from the Western States made to me are about what I expect. There is going to be a bard contest, but I bang my faith as to the result on the intelligence and integrity of tbe American people. Ido not think tbe Republican party is losing anything as time eoes on. I find the educational work that is being done entirely satisfac tory. There is no growth of the free-coin age sentiment in the Eastern States. The condition in tbe South is unique. Ido not think a man can tell how the South ern States will go. We have as good a chance to carry Texas as Michigan. Party lines do not seem to cut much of a figure. The workingmen of the East talk to me this way: " 'The money we've got is good enough for us. What we want is a cnance to earn it.' They want protection to be made the issue. I am surprised that so little has been said in the granger States about reci piocity. It is goins? to be brought for ward later. It is nearer the hearts of the farmers than silver." H. H. Rand, in charge of printing con tracts, was prostrated by heat this morn ing and removed to his hotel. The executive committee decided tbat it would not buy any of the hundreds of magazines, illustrated papers or books which nave been urged on the literary bureau. BRYAN AND NEBRASKA Prominent Politicians Think the Man Cannot Carry the State. CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 10.— Frank H. Wilson of Plattsmouth, Nebr., was at the Clifton House. Wilson is conntcted with the Insurance Department of Nebraska and is a lifelong Republican. "In my opinion," said Wilson, "Ne braska will give McKinley a majority of about 10.000. We shall carry Bryan's Congressional district, the First, by a ma jority of 4000 and will have a larger majority in the Second District. The Democratic - Populist combination will carry tne Fifth and Sixth districts, while the Third and Fourth are doubtful. The normal Republican plurality in the State is something like 20.000, so that a conces sion is made to Bryan's conceded personal popularity in making the above estimate. "Business calls me to Lincoln a great deal, and I know Bryan well. He is a man of tine education and such marked ability that I am convinced that, whatever may be the result of the present campaign, Bryan will be generally recognized, ten years hence, as the greatest statesman of the country. In spite of having formed this estimate of the man, I shall not vote for him, as I don't indorse his political views, lam of the opinion tbat Bryan will probably carry the city of Lincoln, but he will be beaten in the County of Lancaster, in which Lincoln is located, by a plurality of 15C0. The normal Republi can plurality in this county is from 1800 to 2400. "One factor which may affect the result in Nebraska is the enmity which some of the Populist leaders feel for Bryan. In fact, I know some of them will take tbe stump a.ainst him and he will lose from 10 to 15 per cent of the Populist vote of the State. This enmity is the result of com plications in regard to the past Congres sional elections, when certain Populist candidates were defeated by his advice. I am confident that McKinlty will receive the electoral vote of Kansas." DEMOCRATIC GAINS IN ALABAMA. A Majority of Fifty- Mne on Joint Hallo! '.''"' secured. ' BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 10.— The returns, of the State election, officially canvassed. Saturday, subject to minor changes, show that the Democrats carried 42 counties and the Populist 3 26. The Populists in 1894 carried 38 counties. The net Democratic gain is 9 counties. The Democrats carried 11 Populist counties and lost 2 Democratic J counties.^John stone's majorities foot up 51,753 Good win's, 98& I. Johnstone's net majority is 41,889, which is an increase over the Demo cratic majority, in 1894 of 14,307. ' *• The lower house : stands 71 Democrats. 21 Populists and • 2 Republicans, with 3 contests, giving a net Democratic majority of 48, as against 30 in the last house. In the Senate there will ?be 22 Democrats, 10 Populists and 1 : Republican, giving the Democrats a majority of 11, as against 15 in 1894. The Democratic majority on joint ballot will be 59. as against 49 in 1894. - The Democratic caucus will be con trolled by silverites. Senator Sherman'* Share. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 11.— General Clayton received a letter to-day from Sen ator Sherman, in which the latter stated that he was very desirous of doing all in bis power to promote the election of the Republican ticket, but feared that Ms physical strength would not admit of ex tending his trips outside of his own State. Senator Sherman will speak in Columbus next Saturday, August 15, with Senator el*ct Foraker, and ia Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 19. CE FIVE CENTS. RIVALRY AT THE FEST, Athletic Turners Meet in Friendly Competition for Honors. ALPEN WINS WITH FOIL AND SABER. Wrestlers, Runners and Swim mers Test Their Strength and Endurance. SAN FRANCISCANS FAB IN THE LEAD With Music and the Dance the Merry Germans Conclude a Day of Pleasure. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Aug. 10.— A Jo!- Her and at the same time more earnest crowd than spent the day under the trees and on the athletic field out at the Russell tract, under the friendly shadow of Tripe Hill, never attended a Turnfest of the Pacific Coast Bezirk. The great part ol the crowd that was on pleasure bent had it to the fill, for there were dancing and driving and refreshments. Occasionally the gymnastic leaders and the many Turn ers competing in various classes and con tests would take a few minutes away from physical exercises, and with glass in hand sing a chorus in the shade in the hearty manner peculiar to the Turnfest, and then go hack to work and athletics again. The programme was varied to-day in another particular, for to-morrow the scene changes from Tripe Hill to the beach and this was the last day at the hill. Many friendly groups had their pictures taken under the trees or on the hillside, and a local photographer had about all he could do all day. Tripe Mill is a Santa Ctuz landmark of some renown. When they look upon it the people recall a noted battle ol State troops which took place there a number of years ago with loud shouts, a great dis play of courage and several hundred rounds of blank cartridges. The day's exercises opened with an early morning parade to the grounds. Presi dent Walti and the band led the way. Im this morning's parade the ladies were con spicuous for their absence. They were in ail probability saving themselves for the ball in the carnival pavilion to-night. The band gave a forenoon concert on the grounds, and the Turners had things pretty much their own way and plenty of room in which to exercise, for the spectators from town did not begin to arrive until after the noon hour. The field exercises consisted of pole jumping, distance jumping, hop step and jump, distance high jumping, footracing, wrestling, rope climbing, lifting heavy weights, throwing 16-pound shots, Indian club-swinging and fencing. The fencing took place on the dancing platform and its canopy was waving boughs. The day was delightful. There was not enough breeze to dispel the beat. The fencing made a very picturesque scene with its framework of trees and spectators, and the competitors bandied the foils with a skill and vigor that sug gested a duel. The fencers moved up and down a line of resin with graceful agility. They were frequently applauded. The Jadies evinced a marked interest in the fencing. H. M. Aipen of San Francisco Turn Verein won first prize in the foil and saber fencing. John Hoops of the San Francisco Turn Verein was second in the foil fencing and Edward Saalbach of the San Francisco Turn Verein won second prize in the saber contest. The Indian club-swinging took place on the dancing platform, the swinging of the clubs being timed to music by the band. H. M. Alpen of San Francisco Turn Vereia was the first to appear. A prettier or more perfect exhibition of this graceful exercise has seldom, if ever, been seen off the professional stage. Mr. Alpen swung the clubs for five minutes and when ha retired amid the greatest applause nobody would appear against him. He had it all his own way and of course took first prize. Other contests tliat attracted a very large crowd were the wrestling matches. The gladiators struggled on a floor of taa bark, which they declared made an ad mirable bed on which to wrestle. The principal contest was between H. Hilde brand, 178 pounds, and T. Baumgartner, 162 pounds. It was 2atch-as-catch-can, and was sufficiently c!o«e and lively to cause considerable excitement. Finally Hiidebrand ended the twenty-minute bout hy getting a half -Nelson and turning Baumgartner over, with both shoulders down. The 300 yards' swimming match was postponed until this afternoon on account of the coldness of the water and the fog. Some of the swimmers said they were afraid they might run ashore, like the steamer St. Paul at Monterey, on the other side of the bay. The match took place in the afternoon at the beach. Of the half dozen entries. Gus Palanca of the San Francisco Vorwarts came in first, and Wil liam Kaiser of the same society was a good second. There were about 1000 spec tators on the beach. Many viewed the match in bathing suits from the surl and from the raft lying some hundreds bl yards out in the deep blue sea. The 100-yard run at the foot of the hill developed some good time, considering the fact that the course was an uneven wagon road across a stubole-neld. The course ran across the range of the rifle* shooting, which was discontinued for the time being. F. Hoffman made the best time, 11 1-5 seconds, and W. Bart took second prize with 11 2-5 seconds to hi* credit. The stragglers who remained on the grounds after everybody else had left wit nessed a great wrestling contest. It wa»