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WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY THE WONDER OF THE CENTURY HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. s.— The Herald and Call again win the admiration of the peo ple for their enterprise in first bringing into practical use the latest triumph of electrical" science— wireless telegraphy. Congratulations from the undersigned, representing the tele phone companies operating in thirteen States, at 160,000 stations, over one-fourth of the Bell telephone system. JOHN SABIN, President Pacific Coast Tele phone Company. « CHARLES W. GLIDDEN, President of the Erie Telephone System. ._ -_ -.« «-. -w-» a* .-, «r- mr «o me »o »C »0 90 »5 *0 90 90 •*> 9"> •O »0 »0 •*) 90 »0 «C »0 »C »C 9' ened to five miles an hour. Sandy Hook, 2 p. in.— The wind haa changed to southeast and has brisked up. 2:25 p. m. — Boats are on home run. Columbia one mile ahead. 2:45 p. m. — Yachts have covered twenty miles. Columbia has a good lead. 2:50 p. m.— Shamrock rapidly overhauling Columbia. Only a few lengths apart. 3 p. m.— Columbia leads by one length only. Highlands, 3 p. m.— Fog has lifted a little. One ox the boats appears to lead by quarter of a mile. Impos sible to tell which. 3 p. m. — Yachts must finish at 4:30 New York time or race will bo declared off. Bresze now fourteen knots, so that chances of finish are good. 3:06 p. m. — The stern yacht, which CALL'S TRIUMPHS BY WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY Wireless telegraphy is no longer an ex periment in modern journalism. It la an . triumph. Ti.is triumph was ■ ■ • me through the I-; ancisco-jCaJI, but this paper, in all modest} a::U in absolute aw. a r of the achievement, lays : to credit other than that which ably coupled with It a (urnish the news .to Ca.;: vi.'i ti •■ Pacific * uu.-it ahead of ail com . a. The arrival of the transport Sherman from Manila in the lattei part of August gave The Call its opportunity to demon strate the adaptability of Marconi's dis covery to newagatherlng forces. It was the first to herald through that agency the early arrival of California's heroes from the Philippines. So taken up were the people of ban Francisco With joy at the return of their sons that the marvel of thin scientilic achievement was lost eight of in this city. Not so in other parts of the world. Into thousands of newspaper olTiees on this continent, in Great Britain and EtfTope was Hashed the story of The- Call's journalistic coup. Edi tors, calloused to ordinary notions by reason of frequent surprises, ere ' astounded and had to admit that there was at least one thine new under the eun and that it was wireless telegraphy adapted to the needs of the up-to-date newspapers. A journal away uu on the western edge of the continent had taught them the lesson; and even tnose who were loth to do so admitted that The Call had recorded the greatest scoop of the ceu lury. In spite of the proof that the Marconi system had been securely harnessed to the car of modern journalism there were some, to doubt and others to scoff. They needed another lesson and The Call pro ceeded to give it to them. The grand op portunity presented Itself in the interna tional yacht races between the cup chal lenger Shamrock and the defender Colum bia. In conjunction with the New York Herald, the first paper at the East to ap preciate the value 01 The Call's feat, this paper Invited Signor Marconi to superin tend the working of his system in report* ing the progress of the marine racers. The great Italian aeeeptt-d. He sailed for New York with a corps of capable assist ants and installed his apparatus on the vessels provided by The Call and Herald to accompany the fleet-winged yachts. Last Tuesday, with every condition as .favorable as could lie for the stereotyped •system in use by . Lthering agencies, f thi- Marconi wireless telegraph was easily lirst, the ancient method nowhere. The Call, in this city, and the Herald, in New York, were enabled to post the news of every movement in the race two minutes • after it had happened. Other New York and San Francisco newspapers had no bulletins to post and, as is the custom of the yellowest, faked but did not fool the public. In this city the attempt of 'the Examiner and Chronicle to keep up with the procession led by The Call was .'pitiable and unavailing:. The Examiner, true to its policy that desperate cases call for dc-sperate remedies, was shame less in Its attempts to deceive the peo .ple into the belief that it was receiving bulletins of the race. It had little op :portunity, it having become early evi dent to the gathering crowds that The 'Call's bulletins were more reliable, fuller •and more realistic than me -belated and faked. In consequence, only the few that •could not get near enough to read The .Call bulletins wasted any of their time on the Examiner or Chronicle delayed offering's. It was another signal triumph for .The Call and wireless telegraphy, but it was absolutely overshadowed by that of rday. It would be worse than use less to attempt to describe the hundreds and hundreds that gathc-red in front of the business office of this paper, long be fore the hour set for the start, or t.. try to picture the growth of the crowd, its 'surging* and lta excitement as the bulle tins were posted and the race was pic tured on tne painted canvas over the arch. Market street is wide, but that it was not blocked Is entirely due to the .heroic efforts of the squad* of patrolmen led by Captain Splllane. They were adepts nr handling a crowd and kept tho • way clear for pedestrians and vehicles without so much as an angry word And jhe bulletin service was superb ■There were no delays and the Burglng Bpectators had no cause to grow im nt. Marconi on the Pone- was do- Ing hi* level best, sending to land on the waves of vibrant electricity the running story of the movements of the yachts. From the land station on the Naveslnk lli-'lilands, the precious messages were turn.-.; over to the Western Union Tele graph Company and flashed 3000 miles • ■ continent to The Call the waiting crowds In front of its bulle tin I* In Borne instances less than two min taken from the time Marconi sped his message until it was being post ed in this city. It was marvelous. Nothing like it had l n believed possible until Tho Call for tho second time demon strated it last Tuesday. There had been till then many doubting Thomases, the yellow journals, by their unpreparednes* showing thai they warn the chief of . They discovered their mistake too A curtain of haze had been drawn •by an all-wise Creator in front of th<»ir Jaundiced vision and all their efforts to pierce it came to nil. The Associated Press, until the advent Of wireless telegraphy, the greatest sin gle news agency on earth, tried for a .time to battle against the inevitable. Tho futility of its endeavor was plain to those who cared to step In front of the Chronicle bulletin board. It admitted the curtain of haze and Indulged In pos sibilities all the time Marconi was send 4ng and The Call posting the running story cif the great yacht race and while the desperate Examiner was fretting and .faking till further orders. All the excitement over the achieve ment of wireless telegraphy was not appears to be the Shamrock, has caught favorable wind and is rapidly overhauling lead. The race is very close. 3:13 p. m. — The two racers are about six miles from the finish. Shamrock seems to have gained a little. 3:17 p. m.— ln last five minutes Shamrock has pulled up on leader. Appears to be close behind. Very exciting finish probably. 3:20 p. m. — Shamrock and Colum bia are sailing along almost side by side. 3:24 p. m.— The white hull of Co lumbia can be seen plainly. She is running very fast. Shamrock hang-ing after her. Sandy Hook. 3:25 p. in.— Several yachts passing here inward bound said. "No race." 3:40 p. m. — Shamrock reported ahead. centered in front of The Call office \; the Merchants' Exchange, where and young salts gather, where brown-skinned skippers ■ and dapper captains of white «'lnged racers, The i a , had placed a In board. The Examiner, in usness, still blinded by pre wonders of wl phy, tempted fate by ■■: another, cheek by j .wl with it. Tin* Its revenges, «nd it was not long bel a severe one on the temerarious ■ journal. The Call Bashed its bulletins to the <ax " ■ fved, and they were posted almost simultaneously with in front of Its business office A.l first each bulletin I • rowd. - than ton minutes aft< i : there was a movement from the Examiner board to The i t:ny. rhe reason was as apparent as which was causing the same movei uptown wireless telegraphy was doing its work well. The ■ story nt the race and the Examiner wa • faking it. too, in the fa men versed In yachting knowl< Finally ii quit even that, and It* boar] -• id. and an Exam iner attendant, sh; mefaced at sure of fake, tore off what bulletins he had posted and lefl it bare after the He did wiser at that than his at Third and Market streets. The wonderful results of wireless teleg raphy, as shown on The Call's bulletin board, were the topics of conversation at the Exchange all day, and. as at the up town bulletin board, that in the Exl held crowds all afternoon, the peop'.H evidently Impressed with the lesson that had for Its text Marconi and wireless telegraphy. At th. Western T'ninn telegraph office? in this city an entirely different kind of • ment had been stirred up. Evi ry n had been made to receive the "Marconi," us The Call's yachi race bul letins have been dubbed by the light strikers. The way had been cleared for it and the office force was early on the qul rive for the first tick that should an nounce its arrival. The manipulators of th< wired article of telegraphy were agog to note the workings of the win They were attached to th,- old fellov while the advent <<f the new phenomenon would be a triumph in electrical transmls- I i say that its powers were ted. Consequently every ear was I the least halt In it.= step, every eye. wide to note the least totter in its gait at last the first "Marconi" came, sharp istinct and connected, and the sec ond and third, others following fast, with out a break. The effect was magical. Al most all "tlu-r business in the offices w:ts suspended while manager, operators, mes r boys and other attaches gath to listen at the sounders at which the Marconi was making itself heard in its ge from the Atlantic haze off the coast to The Call office. Only once did it wobble and this was the exception that proved the rule of its dne of the bulletins i "Shamrock's mainsail to starboard. Co lumbia's unintelligible word." The story fr.rn Marconi had lost a word in the haze between the yachts and Navesink. That was nothing when you come to consider that the yellow journals had lost their heads. At the "Marconi" Bounder in the West irn Union offices an operator was sta- I to cauh the bulletins in passing •1 them, on The Call's inslruc ti"iis. 1" Its bulletin boards in various cities r,f tii' Btat< The wonder of wire telegraphy was too good to be mo nopolized in San frandsco and large crowds in the various centers of Cali fornia were given opportunity to testify their appreciation of this end of the cen tur% feat. And when the race was over everybody, even the yellow journalists when" they talked in private, admitted the greatness of the achievement. Great, they said, was the discovery of Marconi. And If The Call would refrain from Haying any thing about it they would admit that great was The Call that had made wire less telegraphy the handmaiden of modern journalism. SECOND CUP RACE RESULTS IN A FAILURE Continued from First Page. o'clock, and the Shamrock three minutes later, the latter had Increased her wind ward advantage l>y a few lengths. Both v.-^iit about again at 3:12 on the port t:i<k, j and again to the starboard in ten xnin- I utes, the wind from the southward hay ; ing increased a trifle. The Columbia seemed to be walking out from under tho Shamrock's lee. Their positions at 8:30, when the Columbia tacked to port, were: The Columbia about an eighth of a mile \ on the Shamrock's lee bow, both heading i about east-southeast, the wind having (anted to about south-southeast. This last tack of the Columbia's was about the most Interesting feature of the race out- Fide of the start. The question was whether she could cross the Shamrock's ; bow or not, the latter being on the star board tack having the right of way. It j took just sixty seconds to decide which boat was ahead. The Columbia was forced about by the Shamrock at 3:41 :iO She tacked close under the Shamrock's Ire bow, and two minutes later, the signal be i ing received from the committee boat de j daring the race oft, both yachts wore around, hauled down their staysails and beaded for home, the great excursion fleet preceding them. Thus ended another unsatisfactory at tempt to finish the thirty-mile race within the limit. Nothing more was proven to day regarding the merits of the yachts than on Tuesday. It is simply known that both boats are good drifters! with the I balance a trifle in favor of the Columbia The Columbia and the Shamrock, both THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1899. COLUMBIA AND SHAMROCK BEING TOWED. in tow, passed in and anchored in Sandy Hook Bay at 6:30 p. m. GOVERNMENT BOATS KEEP THE COURSE CLEAR NEW YORK. Oct. s.— The efforts of Captain Evans and Lieutenant Command er Fremont to keep the course clear with Government cutters and torpedo boats wen again successful to-day. The samo systi m which proved so effective on Tues day was in force to-day, and the results were quite as satisfactory. The course, wh.-n onc< sig] .'-,t by the committee boat, was Immediately cleared, and each boat had a clear field down the line and all thi spuci necessary for maneuvering. tly aftei the start the two patrol '.'< lined into line, the cutters on the left anu m.- lorp do boats on the right, and everything v.. . s kept in place. There was the sami good-natured obedience to all Instructions and no captain, needed a When signaled to move out th fleet at one« obeyed, and j Iron could have made a betti r maneuA er. : was obliged, however, to tire .«. g :: oi warning about - o'clock on the left of the line, when a captain -.. - f trespassing. This was nly incident of the patrol service to il ot ihe ordinary run. It is now a w< II established fact that this naval police .-.-.stem can keep a fair course f..r !■ >ih racers, and no excursion boat, yacht i i ' t - lends to put her nose inside tin established lines. The system is a:-, • ye-opi ncr to the visiting yachtsmen abroad and receives the highest ition on all Bides. The idea of the national Government recognizing the additional Importance to the race, and Is a very pl< aslng feature t ■ all yachtsmen. LIPTON AND GUESTS WERE VERY HOPEFUL NEW YORK. Oct. s.— Sir Thomas Up ton and his guests on board the :team yacht Erin were very hopeful when the anchors were lifted and she left her an chorage at Sandy Hook, the indications at that time promising a fair wind. As the day wore on and it became certain that It would again be a case of no race, they resigned themselves to the inevitable and formed little groups about the deck and In the cabin, where they discussed the respective merits of the yachts and deplored the fact that there was no chance for a fair test of, their sailiim qualities. Richard Croker hung over the rail, ex changing views with nrst one and then the other of the distinguished foreigners, while Thomas A. Edison chatted with Sir Thomas announced that in his opin ion the days work proved nothing. "There was no chance," said he, "to pain any further knowledge as to the capabilities of either the i ilumbla or the Shamrock. It is still anybody's race and wa - so all day. We must wait tor a wind." WILLIAM'S SKIPPERS ON THE SHAMROCK NEW YORK, Oct. s.— Captain Ben Par ker and his brother William ■>£ Kmperor William's fast yacht Meteor were on . the Shamrock in both Tuesday.? and ii'-day's races. l)r. Mackie, speaking for Si;- Thomas L,ipton, said the. two men were aboard the English boat simply be cause they are friends of Captains Hogarth and n'ringe. "You may t ly," -aid Dr. Mackie this evening, "that Captain Parker is here with Emperor Willidm's permission, but pii rise make it plain that he lias nothing whatever to do with the sailing and man agement of the Shamrock. Captains Ho garth and Wri:iu> are In Bupreme com mand and one of them has the. tiller at all tim-s during the races. The report thai Captain Parker steered the Shamrock during Tuesday's race Is absurd. Either Hogarth or Wringe steered throughout test." C. Oliver Is' lin declined to discuss to day's rate, but was disappointed at not La\ Ing a steady breeze. DEBATE WON BY ANTI-EXPANSIONISTS Interesting Session of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union at Sacramento. SACRAMENTO. Oct. 6.— At to-nlghfe session of the State Convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union there was a debate on the question: "Re solved, That territorial expansion by force of arms is contrary to the principles of righteous government." The speakers for the affirmative pre sented the argument that in acquiring the Philippines the United States was merely following out its natural purpose of growth and development and that Chris tianity would be the gainer by the con quest. It remained for Miss Sarah Sever ance, however, to explode these argu ments. When she had finished a vote was taken and while scores stood up In answer to the call for a vote on the negative there was not a single delegate to arise in defense of the war in the Philippines. ESMERALDA GOLD MINE MAY CHANGE HANDS Statement That an English Syndicate Has Been Formed to Purchase the Rich Property. TOLT'CA, Mex., Oct. s.— lt is announced here that another English syndicate with a capital of $5,000,000 gold has been formed for the purpose of purchasing the fam ous Esmeralda gold mine in the El Oro district near here., and that an option of $600,000 has been given on the property. A few months ago an English syndicate secured a $400. 000 option on this mine, the proposed purchase price being $3,000,000. There was a hitch in the deal a«d the option was forfeited. Strength of the Yaquis. CITY OF MEXICO. Oct. 5.-The War Department has Just received an official report from General Luis Torres, who has command of the troops sent against the Taqui Indians, in the State of Sonora General Torres estimated that the total number of Yaquis now under arms Is over 4000 men. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it falls to cure. E. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. 25c. ANOTHER INJUSTICE IN FREIGHT RATE TARIFF SOUTHERN PACIFIC INCREASES THE TAX ON WINE, The Price Raised From Sixty, to Sev enty-five Cents per Hundred Pounds on Shipments in Wood. The increased Southern Pacific freight rates on twenty-two articles, published in The Call a few days ago, went Into ef fect to-day, and there is another and important article which is marked out for Increased taxation on the loth of this month. ■Shippers of wine, one of the principal | ■products of this State, are to be forced to li-ay an extra tribute In order to get their ■^."nis in Eastern markets. Formerly the Irate on wine in wood was fiO cents pi r I X) ■pounds, ;i rate which was considered high, Ibut now tliat ligure has been Increased It" 7," cents, and on this charge there is a I.' per cent addition for all wine shipped lin puncheons. This 20 per cent Increase Pon the puncheons Is claimed as a differ ential which has always linen charged by the company, and the raise Is said to be merely based on the larger volume of wine shipped in wood in order that the differential shall not be lost. The merchants say this is a subterfuge; that the Southern Pacific never before charged any. such differential; that form erly wine in word and wine in puncheons went at the same figure, and that there lore the 20 per cent is an increase that is unwarranted by any precedent However this may be, the raise has gone Into effect, and the men doing business in this State with Chicago and all other Eastern distributing points must stand it, whether they like it or not. At 9:3fl yesterday morning the track in the vicinity of Cisco was cleared of the wreckage occasioned by the !>ig snowshed fires, and trains were running through as usual. The overland that should have ar- I i rived the night before got in at about 6| o'clock last evening. The regular over • land was about two hours late. Manager '■ 3. A. Fillmore naturally feels rather proud ' of his work in opening the road. WOMAN MURDERED BY A NEGRO FIEND Being Arrested, the Jail Is Attacked by a Mob, but Held at Bay by Alined Guards. MAYSVIT.U;, Ky., Oct. C— Mrs. Mary Lashbrook, the wife of a well-to-do farmer and a member of one of the old est families in this county, was out ■ and murdered yesterday at her home at ('larks Station, six miles from hen While alone at home Bhe went to an outhouse, and while there it is sup posed that one or more tramps who have been in the neighborhood t'<>r several days attacked her. After the outrage her as- Bailanta secured a club ami beat out the woman's brains. Last night the officers brought in Richard Coleman, a young negro, who "has confessed to having mur dered Mis. Lashbrook. They were able t<. get him into the jail through a mob of ■!'!•■ by telling the crowd they were not sure of Coleman'a K r uilt. It is doubt ful whether they will be able to save the negro's life. At 2 o'clock this (Friday) morning the mob broke down the jail. The first man to enter w»« thrown out by the guards inside, who then stood off the crowd with drawn g-uns. INVOICES FALSIFIED. Trouble Between Shippers and the Canadian Government. SEATTLE, Wash., Oct 5.— A rumor was current to-il;ty that trouble is brewing be tween certain Bhippers of goods from this city to Dawson and the Canadian Cus toms Department, and that an Investi gation-of the matter has been directed Prom Ottawa. The mi: " v i- in tl ffivt thiit there has been extensive falsifying of Invoices in goods shipped in bond and that tlicre has been general undervalua tion. Details of the matter are lacking, and there are few people at this point who would have any intimation of it until developments are made. There are about five different ways of bonding: goods through to foreign countries, and mani fests for nil or any one would be filed at the port of entry. On the Skaguay route manifests would be filed with the Cana dian customs officers stationed at the boundary line, where they would make their valuations and where crookedness would be discovered, if there were any. WARRANT FOR WHITESIDE. Former Senator of Montana Charged With Attempted Bribery. BTTTTE, Mont., Oct. 5.— A special to tho Miner from Kalispel, Mont., says a war rant has been issued by justice M. J. Sullivan of that city charging Fred Whiteside with tho crime of kttemptpd bribery. Whiteside is the plaintiff in the $100,000 libel BttH against the Miner Pub lishing Company and is the ex-Senator from Flathead County, who made tho sensational j>lay at the last session of the Legislative Assembly by depositing $30, --000 with the clerk with the statement that he had received It for the purpose of purchasing votes in the Senatorial fight. The complaining witness in the present caso Is R S. W. Folk, who was Deputy rlerk of Flathead County last fall. He charges Whiteside with having approach ed him on November 13, 180S, and offering him the sum of $1000 to let him get at the poll books, tally sheets, oaths of elec tion officers and ballots cast at the elec tion which was held on November 8, 1898. Fires at Ben Lomond. SAN JOSE, Oct. 5.*-Forest fires in the Santa Cruz Mountains have filled San Jose and the vicinity with smoke all day. In Los Gatos thft smoke was so dense as to be very uncomfortable. The fires are raging about Ben Lomond and In the vi cinity of AVrights and along the line of the narrow-gauge road. They are mainly confined to underbrush and Los Gatos is not believed to be In any danger, though many of the mountain fruit ranches will suffer. Furniture Factory Burned. SOUTH ASHHURXHAM, Ma??., Oct. 5. The large furniture factory of the Al len-Thompson-Whitney Company of Bos ton at South Ashburriham was destroyed by fire to-day, at a loss of from $">O,OOO to $75,000, which Is fully covered by insur ance. About 130 men are thrown out of employment. ST. FRANCIS BEGINS ITS DAY OF JUBILEE FATHER FILBERT DELIVERS A STIRRING SERMON. Fiftieth Birthday of the Church to Be Celebrated During the Rest of the Week. Father Fllbort, one of the most ad vanced prelates of the church in this city, Wednesday opened the week of Jubilee which is to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of St. Francis Church with one of the most eloquent sermons ever delivered from a pulpit in this city. Although his theme, the life of the patron saint of the church, was inspiring enough in itself, the steadfast attention of the crowd that filled the handsome edi fice at Vallejo street and Montgomery avenue was even mure so, and for the half hour he spoke there was not a mo ment In which hlx words lacked lnti rest. The decorations were rich and beautiful. The chancel and altar were banked with ferns and white flowers, and the gallery and choir loft were draped with yellow and white hangings. The programme rendered by the choir was one of exceptional merit, and some of the most prominent artists of the city participated. Among them were Pro fessors H. J. Stewart, Harrison. Arillaga, anu H. S. Stedman, Messrs, Van Brunt, Benyl, Mrs. Eva Tenru-, Ml.ss Maud Fay, Miss Ella McCloSky, Miss Katherine Black, Miss A. Devlin, Miss C. Devlin and Mrs. C. Parent. The jubilee services will he continued through the week, beginning each night at 7:.'W o'clock. Father Carrol, who con ducted the services last night, will con tinue to do so through the week, but will be assisted by different prelates of this city, who will speak each evening upon some special topic. CHINESE TO CELEBRATE. Cliee Kung Tong Will Commence a, Series of Unique Festivities. The annual festivities of the Chee Kung Tong will commence in Spofford alley about 11 o'clock to-night. They will be of a character surpassing anything that has boon on the tapis In the Chinese quarter for some time. The ancient deity of the tong will be the obiect of special worship and praise, and hlr protection over hia followers will be implored. The ceremo isi. b will be prefaced by a grand parade, after which there will b« an abundance of music und of prayer. Over Spnffnrd alley a large canopy has been hung to project the celebrants. Myriads of electric lights have been strung into position, and the decorations will be of the richest handiwork of the Chinese. Behind the grand stand, which lias hen erected. 18 a wall of silken ma terial on which is worked grotesque fig ures of men, beasts and flowers. The cost of this silken decoration figures in the thousands of dollars. OLD PIONEER GONE. John Malone, an Old Trader, Dies at Crescent City. John Malone, a well-known resident of Del Norte and a Pacific Coast pioneer, died at Crescent City yesterday. Deceas ed came to California In IS6I and followed mining in 1 1 i • - interior counties of the State for two years. He then chartered a freight steamer and conducted a trade between this city and Crescent City for a number of years. He has had extensive busin< ps relations in San Francisco and was well known in commercial circles. He accumulated considerable money and retired from active business a few years ago. Ho was 82 years of age and two sons and a daughter survive him. He was an uncle of Mrs. Alonzo. Mason of this city. WESTWARD JOURNEY OF THE PRESIDENT At Every Station the Party Is Greeted With Large Crowds of Enthu siastic People. LAFAYETTE, Ind.. Oct. B.— As the Presidential train went westward through the State of Ohio and into Indiana the crowds at the stations grew very large. At every station the crowd clamored loudly for a speech, but the President skillfully evaded these requests by bring ing forward and introducing successively the members of the Cabinet, each of, whom was invariably greeted with much applause. The President shook hands with as many as could reach him at sev eral stations. So the first day of the trip has been passed, contrary to expectations, without an address or speech of any kind. The crowds were Invariably enthuslastio and hearty in their greeting. At almost all of the stops bands were stationed to play "Hail to the Chief" as the train pulled in. Illinois will be crossed during the night, and at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning the party will arrive in Qutncy, where the President will speak at the Soldiers' Home. DRINK RUINED HIM. F. E, Hulbert of Bedlands Ends His Life After a Spree. REDLANDS, Oct. 5.-F. E. Hulbert of this city committed suicide this morning. Hulbert has been drinking heavily for the past two weeks. He became abusive to his wife and they separated last Fri day, he securing rooms in another part of the city. His wife told him when he quit drinking he could return. At 7 o'clock this morning, when Lyman Russell. Hulbort's father-in-law, went to the barn to attend to the horses he dis covered Hulbert's body in the buggy shed. A bottle containing twenty grains of strychnine lay by his side. Hulbort left a letter to his wife in which he stated it would be the last he would ever write. He expressed his love for her and asked her to teach their son Harry to avoid in toxicating liquors. Deceased was 29 years of age and leaves a widow and one son. New Coal Fields. PACHUCA, Mexico, Oct. s.— Extensive coal fields have been discovered in the Tlaxcala district near here. The coal is of good quality and the fields are to be developed on a large scale. The discov ery Is of great importance to the railway and industrial interests of Mexico. Shot a Burglar. LOS ANGELES. Oct. s.— Mrs. Bonnell, who lives on East Adams street, shot a burglar last night while he was trying to effect an entrance into her house. The man escaped, but left a trail of blood and the police hope to secure him. MARCONI DUPLICATES HIS SUCCESSFUL WORK OF LAST TUESDAY NEW YORK, Oct. o.— Owing to weather conditions New York wa i entirely dependent upon Signor Marconi and his wireless Bystem of telegraphy for authentic news of to-day's race between the Co lombia and Shamrock for the America's cup. Signor Marconi in reporting the event for The Call and Herald not only did not disappoint the public, but he fur nished every detail of the race quite as promptly as during the first contest on Tuesday, when the yachts kept well toward shore. Over most of the course followed by the yachts to-day a heavy fog prevailed, and this made it impos sible for observers in signal stations along the New Jersey and Long Island shores to distinguish the two yachts for nmro than an hour after 12 o'clock. The other reports indicated that the Sham rock way In the lead, but Signor Mar coni, in his special messages, not only told that the Columbia had the lead, but fur nished many details of the maneuvers aboard the contesting yacht?. Two feats were accomplished by Signor Marconi which attracted the especial at tention of the crowds that gathered in front of the Herald building to get the latest news of the race. The first was the receipt in the Herald's office of a dis patch at twenty-three minutes past 12 1c in which Signor Marconi told that the yachts were going between five ami six knots an hour; that the Columbia was an eighth of a mile In the lead and that the course was remarkably clear. When that dispatch was received all New Fork was In doubt about the race. The other newsgathering agencies had been qualifying their dispatches for an hour, admitting that the hazy weather condi tions made it impossible to obtain accu rate information about the yachts by the usual methods. In several subsequent dispatches Signor Marconi reported that the Columbia was still in the lead, although the only other reports insisted that the Shamrock was leading. The accuracy of the wireless telegraph reports were proved at 1:26 o'clock, when a dispatch was received from the sain.' authority which had reported the Sham rock as the leader. This dispatch, I upon news brought by a dispatch boat which left the scene of the race at 12:20 o'clock, completely verified Signor Mar coni's message which announced that the Columbia at that time was leading by an eighth of. a mile. Signor Marconi thus beat the next best system for reporting races by one hour and 2 minutes. The next most notable feature, and cer tainly the most remarkable and Impor tant, was Signor Marconi's reply to a message from the Herald asking if a ru mor that the Grand Republic, an excur sion steamship, had been sunk, was true. This rumor, which gained circulation early in the afternoon, caused great anx iety among relatives and friends of those aboard the Grand Republic. The vessel, which is a large one, carried hundreds of persons out to witness the races, and it was impossible for more than an hour to learn positively whether the report of .a terrible catastrophe was true or false. A message was sent from the Herald to the steamship Ponce, from which Signor Mar coni was operating the wireless system, asking if the Grand Republic actually had gone down. In an incredibly short time the fears of all were swt at. rest by the. re ceipt of an answer from Signor Marconi. This read: "Grand Republic all right. Following General Slocum in." While the entire country was In doubt as to whether the Columbia or Shamrock was leading, later in the afternoon, Signor Marconi gave another demonstration of the value of the wireless telegraph sys tem. It was reported by various after noon newspapi rs that the racing yachts had rounded the stakeboat soon after 2 o'clock, and the public was kept in doubt as to whether the boats were on the first or second leg of the course. Signor Mar coni's dispatches indicated that the stak& boat had not been rounded, and there was much speculation as to who was right. This, like every' other important point of the day's contest, was later in the day settled by the wireless telegraph. Signor Marconi's reports were the only on>? giving any accurate news of the sit uation during the last hour of the contest. He sent at 3:or> o'clock news that the Shamrock had drawn up alongside the Columbia and had passed her. Five mm Utes later he sent another dispatch tell ing that the Shamrock still retained her position. By another agency it was an- j nounced at 3:15 o'clock that while it was 11 f I Just 90 cents. p Rather small price for a hat. Too small, perhaps I H some people may draw conclusions that it is a ninety I Si cent hat in quality and be prejudiced against it. ~ H But the hat is worth $1. — that is its regular com- \ » mercial value — that is the price of a hat of like \ H quality elsewhere — that is the price we would sell 1 1 it for if we didn't care to make a special of it. t j] Derbys— colors, black and brown. f I Fedoras— colors, black, brown, pearl and cedar. I U — colors, same as Fedoras. * 1 U^g-N.WQQQg CO (##) i 7IBMARKETST" \^^/ I Out-of-town orders filled— write us. i impossible to see the yachts distinctly the Columbia seemed to be half a mile in tho lead. At the same instant Signor Marconi made it known that the Shamrock was two lengths ahead. When the race was declared oft Signor Marconi at 3:4s o'clock sent a dispatch announcing that at the time of the linish the Shamrock was In the lead and had the better position. Those who were relying on other news agencies were assuming that the Colum bia, Instead of the Shamrock, was lead ing at the Qniah. Representatives of other newspapers continue to show their appre ciation of the value of the wireless tele graph system. As fast a3 Signor Mar coni dispatches were posted on the bul letin board in front of the Herald build ing these men would copy the messages and hurry away to Inform their news paper offices, One amusing illustration of the result came to lig^t. Several other metropolitan newspapers have branch of fices in the vicinity of Herald Square, and on a board In front or one. 01 these branches a bulletin was posted at twenty seven minutes alter 12 o'clock announcing that owing to the fog neither of the racing yachts could be seen. While this bulletin was being posted the latest dispatch from bignor Marconi, announcing that the Co lumbia was an eighth of a mile ahead, was being posted in front of the Herald building. Three minutes aner the rival newspaper had reported that nothing could be seen of the yachts it posted an other bulletin announcing that the Co lumbia was an eighth of a mile ahead. Those in the crowd who observed the quick transformation made merry over it. Fifteen hundred passengers on the j steamer Grande Duchesse left the Plant Line pier at Canal street to-day at half past '.» o'clock, jubilant with the certainty they felt that they were to see a mag nificent race. W. J. Clarke's apparatus for sending wireless telegrams by tho Marconi system attracted great attention on the Grande Duchesse. Passengers ] gathered about the wheelhouse and watched the sending of bulletins. Messages were sent to the Highlands and to the Mackay-Bennett cable ship, covering the movements of the yachts, when Signor Marconi was not using the aerial telegraph from the Ponce. Bul letins sent by Marconi were received and pieces of the tape on which they were ; printed automatically were carried away by tho passengers as souvenirs. The following message written by Cap- - tain George 1.. Norton was sent: "Fifteen I hundred loyal citizens of New York desire to congratulate the Herald on the success of the Marconi system of wireless teleg j raphy on board the Grande Duchesse." In double-column measure the Evening ; Journal continued (in red type) its dis | crepancies as follows: "At 2:15 the yachts were made out about i twelve miles to the southward. Through I the haze they appeared to have turned the Btakeboat and were splitting tacks, the Columbia having a lead of over a mile. "2:20 p. in.— Columbia's lead has been : reduced by Shamrock. The wind is fresh | ening where the yachts are. They may finish within the time limit. "Two-thirds of the course was covered ! at 2:22 and the Columbia then led by less j than 300 yards. Both were on port tack, with a fair breeze filling their sails. "3 p. m.— The boats are now in port tack i headed toward the Jersey coast on the way home." No doubt the Evening Journal did its I best, but that was not much compared ; with Its more enterprising contemporary, i the Evening Telegram. The latter, fully i informed to the moment by Signor Mar j coni's system, instead of announcing that 1 two-thirds of the distance had been coy- I ered at 20 minutes past 2 o'clock, told its I readers that the first stakeboat was still 1 miles away. The Associated Press bulletined to the i entire country that the yachts turned the i first stakeboat at 2:25, whereas when the i race was finally called off the Shamrock i leading, was still about three miles from I the turn. . I Away out In San Francisco the reliabil- i ty of the Marconi system was quickly i realized. Two of the papers, the Chroni -1 cle and the Examiner, failed to give due ! credit to the work of Signor Marconi. The Call used greater wisdom, hence the fol i lowing dispatch from its editor to the ! Herald: "Accept congratulations on to-day's j success. Chronicle and Examiner report ed yachts turned Btakeboat at 2:25. Later on had them six miles from home, running very fast. EDITOR CALL," On board the Ponce all was enthusiasm i In spite of the dismal failure of the at j tempt to raise sufficient wind to make a I race. The haze, which shut out the Jer i sey shore, made it certain that a fair test ■ would be given to the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy, and that was what was wanted. From the Ponce the bul ! letins were sent to an expert operator, who : telegraphed them over a direct wire lead ! ing into the Herald office. Thus the ser -1 vice was made practically Instantaneous. ; Every individual on the Ponce took a i personal interst in the work of reporting I the race, and the crowd about the chart j room from which the telegraphing was done never dwindled.