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Vt &-jv J"" """.;c3S."JjiWiJ3R!JS"3Ktr THE WASHINGTON TIMES VOL.1. TXO. 134. WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 19, 1894. THEEE CENTS. r-T?!! REGATTA OF CRACK CLUBS Splendid Contests of Oarsmen in the Annual Fotomac Eunt. CROWDS WATCHED THE RACES Philadelphia and Baltimore Sent Over Dele gations of the Fair ex Beautiful and Picturesone Scene Weather Capncions Washington's Best Men to the Front rirst race Analostan. Second raco De Burin. Third race Columbia. Fourth race Senior singles. Baltz, Vesper Club of Philadelphia, won; Van Zandt, Arlels of llaltimore, second. Fifth raco Junior fours. Analostan won; Arlels second, Columbias third. Sixth race Senior four-oared gig. Ariels won; Columbias econd beventu race Intermediate eights. Fair mount of Philadelphia won, and Columbias sec ond. The annual Fotomno regatta, which has been looked forward to for many days with pleasant anticipation in marine and social circles generally, was rowed jetterday under many conditions, which conspired to make it a most interesting event. In the first place the out of town associa tions responded to the imitations and chal lenges remembering doubtless the pleasant association of previous contests on the Poto mac and appreciating at full value si prize won from tbn local organization, FuIIadel pnia and Baltimore responded not only with their crack clubs, but sent over delegations of their fair sex to encourage the visiting con testants and to add to the beauty and pictur eiquenes of tho scenes along shore and alloit. The weather, too, was in tho conspiracy to make it a lovely day. Tho weather, it is true, was about as capricious as it could be, having run through the camut of variations, but only for a few moments did it interfere with tho course of events on the ofllcial pro gramme. Tho overcast skies in tho morning rather invited than repressed the crowds, which determined to witness and participate in the "port. Up to 2 p. m. the people con tinued to gather on the wharves and points of vantage on the inshore, while those con nected with the clubs crowded the verandas and balconies of the boathouses. The gath ering crowds w ere not confined to the city shore, for ov or on tho other side there were multitudes of boats, each with its separate contingent of sigbt-sceers and enthusiastic admirers of their respects e associations. In tho immediate lcinity of the boathouses tho scene was as lively and ns animated as could be desired. There were thous inds on shore and thousands again going to and fro on tho waters in all minner of craft, groups in barges, groups in batteaux, in tugs, in j awls, on lighters, in jaehts, caiques, long boats, short boats, and sail boats, each float ing somo of the many bright colors, which gave tono and name to the 'day we cele brate." CBFEnS AVD FLUTTEHINO FAVS. Among this unofficial flees sped here nna there, before tho hour for the start, the light and graceful contingent of the local and visit ing associations. On all tho vessels tied up at wharves or free to move around in unison with the. spirit of the occasion were friends and admirers of the contestants, and as from timo to timethe ''entries" werolaanched they were greeted with cheers, huzzahs, waving of handkerchiefs, fluttering 01 Inns, and 01 this kind of encouragement and approval tho visitors had an almost equal share with the f av orites at home. It was said that the assemblage yesterday did not compare favorably in numbers with previous gatherings for a similar purpose along these historic shores. It would be a too-exacting chronicler, however, who would saj that the people of the city and of other cities did not do signal honor to the interest ing event furnished them by the Potomac Ito gatta Association. Tho Birtboldi, chartered for the diy by the clubs, mood away from Cumberland's wharf at a few minutes before 3 o'clock. At that time tho whole river was crowded with craft, nnd the contestants nerved for the races were in readiness. The Bartholdi had on board representatives of tho press and the following, connected with the events of tho day. lteferee Dr. Conrad Berens. commodore of the Schuylkill Nav, Philadelphia. Timers I. K. Marshall, of tho Annlostans; W. B. Hibbs, of the Columbias, and W. SI. Offiey, of tho Potomacs. Judges nt theflnish: W. A. McKenney, G. jr. Fngue, and r. J. Blair. Judges at start: Adam Johu-on, Columbias; I. E. Gadsby, Potomacs. Besides these oillcial gentlemen there wa3 a number of invitod guets. to whom luncheon nlth incidentals was served ad libitum. exciti-so times on the totomac Everjbodywho looked at the material of the crews knew that thero would be some ex citing times on the Potomac before tho sun set, nnd such was the fact. It was likely at n glance that from the beef and brawn and muscle, so much in evidence, that with n fair Held nnd no favor the contests would bo worthy of the attention paid them by the thousands who lined the shores. The Bartholdi, as stated, moved off at about 3 o'clock over a sheet of water which was merely 6tirred into life bv a licht breeze. This was favorable to tho locals, but later u breezo sprang up from the west, which, freshening, threatened to givo the finale to the racing in a blustering storm. This rough ening of tho waters favored the Baltlmores, but nt the finish there was a dead calm and :i supremely lovely sunset. There was indeed all kinds or weather for all kinds of men, women, and desires. No one's expectation was disappointed as to the quality of the entertainment. Washing ton, with but one or two exceptions, had her best men to the front, and the Philadelphians nnd Biltimoreans, judging from the excellent work, cent men hero to hold and to win them honors. The races were over the National course, and were run in the following order and with tho following incidents: ANALOSTANS THE WIXNEKS. The Junior Eight Mile and one-half straight away. Entries, Columbias, Poto macs, and Annlostans. On the alignment the Columbias lay back near the Long Bridge, tho Potomacs were on tho northern shore, and tho Annlostans took position on the Virginia shore. This was a great race, but unfortu nately some events were connected with it which stirred up a good deal of ill feeling during the day between the respective friends of the racers. A hen tho alignment was made Commodore iierens gave them the word go, and they sprang nt it liko greyhounds let slip from the leash. "A good start," said everybody, as the w aves parted before tho three bows. For a few moments the alignment was main tained, but then the Analostans with a spurt got away, the Columbias lagged, the Poto macs holding close third, but passed the Co lumbias shortly after, and began to catch up with the Analostans. At the three-quarter place the rotomacs were a head of the Columbias by a half length. It was just when the positions were thus that the Columbias fouled the Potomacs near in shore, opposite Easby's Point. It was a clear case, the Columbias having invaded the Polomao's waters. The Analostans won by a length in 8 33 4-5. Tho Potomacs came In in 8.37 4-5, notwithstanding the delay caused by the fouL Their friends claimed that they would evidently have won but for the accident. The Potomacs, by the way, claimed also a foul against the Analostans in the first quarter. The referee giving ludg- -. hnMM. zuMlks fWafii "-- dhunli.J fled for the foul at Easby'a Foint, but disal lowed the claim of foul against the Analos tans. Speaking of this lattor claim, tho referee said: "I don't think, even if it had occurred, it would have impaired tho vnluo of tho race." On this point, however, the marine doctors differed. QCAEEn CITY EOT OOT THEEE. The second raco was the junior singles, half a mile. Entries Carlln. i'otomnc; Klctr, Ariels; Uhrbrock. Athletic Club. Baltimore; DeBurla, Philadelphia. The drift of opinion on this race was that it would be between Carlln and De Burla. Carlin took tho lead and it was thonght he would keep it as it was observ ed that De Burla was not nt homo in rough water, tho breeze having increased enough to produce wnito caps. Ho had troubje inrecovery. Car lln was eliminated a little beyond tho half mile where he caught a crab and went over board, lie was picked up by tho Joe Blackburn, which was policing the course. It should be stated that Carlin has had trouble with his shoulder, tho doctor having attended him on Friday night. On tho turn Do Burin, who nulled a strong. resolute stroke, went in for the home stretch first. Cbrbrock came second, and the raco was between those two. Tho Uhrbrock stock went up liko n rocket, but on the final strokes he caught a crab after each, which threw him behind two lengths. Then Beitz, of the Ariels, put up n surprise. Ho had been behind, but now f Urly flew over the foaming waves until he was near! abreast of De Burla, who now took some interest in things, nnd hastened his lizy pull. Beitz rowed with great muscle, but with little skill. In his eagerness ho jnbbcd the oars into the water down to the oarlocks, extending too much force for too little effect. This was bad, but he was unfortunate enough to be in the rough of the riverwhiio De Burli was in shore. Contending with these diffi culties lieitz ran behind rapidly and De Burla won in 10 49 4-5. coi.u3ir.iAS ark vicTomous. Then came a very pretty and hotly contested raco. tho senior fours, one mile. Entries, Co lumbias and Ariels. At tho word tho Columbias mado a jump for tho other terminus, starting off nt the pace that kills. The Ariels were unsteady and ap peartd to be slight!) demoralized at tho initial flight of their opponents. They rowed in a jerky lasuion ana especially Bull, no. 3, wlio pulled in wretched form, working very stiffly on the slide. But thoy kept it up nozzle to nozzle till the half mile was reached, wbero the Columbias showed a gain of about a half length. On tho turn the Ariels got position, and then it wns awnrm light until the Colum bian passed them again. At this tho Ariels lost heart and grip. They no longer had the pull with fortune and they went to pieces, shipwrecked in sight of shore. Their No. 3 actually stopped rowing, a thing which he is said to have done before on tho Schuylkill on July 4. Tho Columbias. of course, won, in 8 53 3-3. Great Interest was centered in the fourth race, tho senior singlo. three-quarters of a mile and turn. Entries: R. E. L. Vnnsandt, of the Ariels, and George Baltz, of tho Phila delphia Vespers. They went awny even, nnd from the first the knowing ones felt that Baltz would have a walk-over. Ho has a record of thirteen prizes, but it didn't prove an unlucky num ber. He got another. He was in and showed great form. He moved like a marine sym- Ehony. Vonsandt was criticised for "kicking is seat away" and conducting himself other wise In bad shapo nnd form. Ho used tho Smithson stylo, but it didn't and couldn't win against sach an expert as Baltz. On the turn Baltz was so far ahead that ho turned tho flag he chose, the blue. From that point on his performance was described as a picnic. Ho simply played with his opponent nnd allowed him to catch up so that it might be described as a race. At ono time toward tho close Baltz rowed twentv-four to the minute. Race to Baltz; time, 11-23 4-5, Vansandt, 11.34. a beautiful back. The fifth race was a thing of beauty. It was for thi junior fours nnd wns so good that it was redemanded. The entries were Ariel, Analostans.? nnd Columbias. Thev got off together, but the Baltimoreansgave the locals a surprise. They showed them their hoels in short order. They were in their element, rough water, nnd everybody, looking at the gallant dash of these voung fellows, tho rapid nnd steady dip of their blue-tipped oars, sail now Baltimore will redeem herself. But things go wrong, somehow. The river wasn't big enough for tho Columbias. The plunged right into the Ariels on the turn, fouled them badly, and of course the Analostans come in ahead, but there was a protest. The referee disqualified tho Columbias nnd on npreement tho Ariels and Analostans "pulled it off" as the last number on tho programme. In the first race tho Analostan's time was 10 13; Ariels 10-35. Then came the gig race. Oriels and Colum bias, in which Baltimore won in a very pretty race. The Oriels simply w-ilked all around and nway with the proud Columbias. Up to the turn and after tho turn it was not a ques tion of race or color, but a matter of time. The Oriels, graceful as swans and as swift as seagulls, fievv home in 11 17, the Columbias making it in 11.52, amid great applause on all sides. baltz had a walk over. Tho last event, except tho encore of the fifth, was that of the intercollegiate eight, thocrew3 being Philadelphia, lairmouuts, and Columbias. This was a magnificent ex hibition of skill and muscle. Tho Columbias started in with a steady pull, as did their opponents. They rowed off to gether, but in less than ten seconds the Falrmounts showed their rapid stile nnd stroke. B virtue of this they fairly vaulted into tho lead and they nover let it go. They, to all appearances, rowed with the same rapidity and with undiminished vigor from one Dag to tho othor. Tho Columbias ap peared to be handicapped but no one knew why. They had a splendid ciev, muscular, trained nnd determined, and yet they lost by six lengtns. Aime, jtairmounts, s n; colum bias, 8 20. It was generally agreed that the race not on tho original programmo was the best. This was the race that had to be done again by the Annlostans and Ariels. Tho repentedrace illustrated the ups and downs, or rather the backwards and forwards of marine sport. As it was a special contest under peculiar cir cumstances ever body took a special interest in it. Tho contestants bounded away from tho flags with every nerve strained nnd every flbro tingling from the jump. Ono could not help thinking that the honors of the contend ing cities were nt stake, and in the keeping of the coxswains. Tho Annlos tans. amid great cheering, managed to break the "perspective identity" of the boats from the steamer, and ran un to the turn like mad, cutting their way through tho white caps like an arrow from the string. Then there were counter cheers. Tho Ariels with a desperate spurt caught tho Analostans as they turned their flng and passed them on the way down. Then the race became exciting enough. The Annlostans sprang at tho flee ing Ariels with a vicious durt nnd then they continued stroke to stroke and stem to stem until near tho close. To thoso on thesteamer the terrible strain on the contestants was apparent. Side by side they forged niong until nt last mo Auaiosiau s stem appeared in advance. Then inch by inch and tho local men got ahead a whole length, nnd then soveral whole lengths. But the Ariels never surrendered. They died hard nnd well in one of the best, if not the best, race of the day. This closed tho programme. The next thing in order was the award of the prizes to tho winners. The parlors of tho Columbia Atbletio Club house were crowded with local and visiting oarsmen in the evening to witness the pre sentation of prizes. President Alexander Johnson, of the C. A. C, in a neat speech presented the medals and cups to the several individuals and clubs, and as each victor stepped to the front he was greeted with a round of applause. The Star cup was given to the Analostan, winners of the junior eights, and tho Post cup to the Fairmounts, of Philadelphia, win ners of the intermediate eights. During tho latter part of the evening the SutliaUsa COT, SLASHED AND CARYED Epidemic of Violence Broke Loose in the City Last Night. SEVEN AFFRAYS OCCURRED James Connell So Seriously Injured That His Becovery Is Doubtful He Was Set Upon By a Gang With Whom H8 Eemonjtra ted for Beating Another Han. Cutting and stabbing affrays abounded in Washington last night. Of all the persons hurt James Connell, liv ing on Twenty-seventh street near L north west, is the mo3t seriously Injured nnd may die. Tho others are Grant Robertson, colored, stabbed by Mary Alice Johnson, also colored; Henry Ware, colored, cut b Y illiam Jones, colored; Tobo Wheeler, cut by Lewis St. Clair; Perry F. Clark, colored, cut by David Taylor, colored, and Frederick Williams, cut by an unknown man. Connell was literally carved to pieces about the head, neck, and arms without the slight est provocation. In company with several friends he was about to enter Peter Hoen's saloon, corner of Thirteenth nnd D streets northwest, when the party noticed half a dozen men fighting ono man on tho pavement in front of the place. Connell said to tho crowd: "Boys, you oughtn't to beat one poor fellow liko that." Ihis was all thnt was spoken by Connell, yet ths crowd turned on him and nearly slashed him to pieces with knives. CABVED AS BT A BUTCIIEB. One of tbe wounds extends from al most tho top of his head down to and through the neck, tho muscles of which were severed, and thence to the right shonlder blade. Thero was another cruel wound on the poor fellow's chin nnd a hor rible slosh on the right nrm, from all of which tho blood flowed profusely. In addi tion to these, there were less severe cuts on the face and throat. Connell was picked up in an unconscious condition nnd carried to the Emergency Hos p'ltal, where his injuries were j renounced very serious, but not necessirily dangerous. Ihe police authorities were quickly on tho alert to arrest tbe parties who committed tho crime, and in a little time Michael Dovlo and bamuel Bott were arrested on suspicion of be ing the guilty parties and locked up to nwait tbe result of Connell's injuries. Connell is at the Emergency Hospital. Mary Johnson, of No. 437 Ridgo street alley, said that sho nnd her friend. Grant Bolwrtson, were just playing together when tho woman's daughter, Mary Alice Johnson, drew a sharp-pointed knife nnd stabbed Robertson in the right side, jut over tho kidneys. The blood spurted from the wound in n torrent, and he was taken as speedily as possible to tbe Freedmen's Hospital. Had the wound been on tho other side, tbe phpslclnns said. Robertson would have been killed instantly. The woman escaped bnt the police authorities expect to get her to-day. CDT BY IIIS FBIEND WILLIAM. Henry Ware, colored, of Na lor's alley, be tween Fourth and Tifth and K nnd L streets northwest, was engaged in a little dispute with his friend William Jones, nlso colored, when Jones whipped out a razor and gave Ware five bad cuts across the fa-o nnd neck. Jones escaped. Ware was taken to tho Emer gency Hospital where it was thought he would soon recover. Tobo Wheeler, residing on Navv Place, was cut in the face and slightly hurt by Lewis St. Clair. V heeler's injuries were dressed at the Emergency Hospital, bt. Clair escaped. Terry V. Clark, colored, was stabbed in the left thigh at the Intersection of irglnin and Ne,v lork avenues by Dave Taylor, al-o col ored. The stabbing grew out of nn old feud, and. fortunately for Clark, was not serious. Taylor escaped for tho timo being, but the police expect to get him. Frederick Williams, of No. 1210 1 street southeast, was standing on D street, between Twelfth nnd Thirteenth streets, nbout 10 o'clock lost night when nn unknown man, without any provocation, struck him in the face with somo sharp instrument, giving him n painful but not dangerous wound. He was taken to tho Emergency Hospital. His as sailant escaped. TELLS A DIITI KENT STORY. Barkeeper Nolan, of Jordan's Restaurant. Says Policeman Hooper Assaulted Him. Judge Talor will have a case before him to-morrow morning that will require all his legal acumen to straighten out. On tho blotter at the First precinct station George Nolan is charged with assault and battery on Policeman Georgo Hooper. Ac cording to the story of the policeman, ho was patrolling his beat, a part of which lies on Ninth street, between E and F streets north west, about 2 o'clock yesterday morning, when he heard the ring of a cash register at Jordan's restaurant, No. 51D Ninth street. The officer went to tho window and, he sas, saw a man slip behind a large mirror that is placed in tho front part of tho saloon. He tapped on the door and ordered the man to open it and give an account of himself. The man, ho says, at first refused, but subse quently opened tho door and tho policeman suw that it was George Nolan, tho head barkeeper of the saloon. Nolan, tbe officer declares, locked the door after tho latter entered and put the key in his pocket. Hooper claims that Nolan was ap parently bordoring on delirium tremens, and when ho started to leave tho saloon Nolan struck him a stinging blow in the face and pushed blmontofthe door. The officer blew a distress call, and Policeman McCourt has tened to his assistance. The barkeeper, it is alleged, came up at once with a bur revolver. and threatened to kill both policemen, who wisely kept out of rango. Late yesterday afternoon Policeman Hooper served a war rant on Nolan, who was released on 25 col lateraL NOLAN- TELLS A DIFFEHEM STOnT. Mr. Nolan's story is entirely different. To a Times representative ho said: "Mr. Jordan, the proprietor of the saloon, loft the place at 12:20 a. m. Saturday. Immediately afterward 1 locked tho door nnd went to bed in tho rear of tho building, where I have slept ever since Mr. Thnrp's saloon in the neighborhood was robbed several months ago. Between 1 nnd 2 o'clock yesterday morning I was awakened out of my sleep by tho noise of some one shaking the. front door. I at once, got up, and, looking" through a side window, saw n man at the front door. I nt first thought it was Mr. Jordan who had returned for some thing. As soon as I recognized that it was the policeman I opened the door nnd asked him what was wanted. He replied thnt thero was some one in the saloon. Ho walked in and inspected the place, and after standing aronnd and doing nothing for some timo I asked him If he was through. He said he was and left the saloon. "X went back to bed and had hardly gotten to sleep before I heard some one shaking the door violently,and picking up a revolver that Mr. Jordan had provided me with for emer gencies I again went to the front door. I opened it and asked Hooper what ho wanted. With an oath he said: 'I want you.' and CMbWnc b th jindwahiit tor U crl off me and tried to pull me out of the door. I wrenched myself out of his hand. "Policeman MtCourt wns standing near Hooper, and as I had dono nothing to be ar rested for I told them I would kill either of them if they attempted to enter tho saloon. Tho officers then went up Ninth street toward r street.'! Mr. E. L. Jordan, proprietor of tho saloon, says that Nolan is an oxcellent mnn in every particular, and the stntement that ho was bordering on delirium tremens when tbe officers visited bis place jeotorday morning is absurd. A number of gentlemen, some of thorn connected with a leading bank, told a Times representative last night that thoy were willing to testify to Nolan's honesty, integrity, and sobriety whenever called upon. MTHERS0N ALARMED THEM. His rriends round Him Preparing to Re sign from the Senate, but Ho Heeded Their Remonstrances. Senator McPherson camo near tendering his resignation as a Senator from New Jorsey yesterday. Ho went so far as to procures blnuk form of resignation and wns preparing to fill it out when somo of his friends learn ing of his decision went to him and suc ceeded in pursaading him to forego his reso lution. They found him at first quite de termined upon resignation, nnd only after much argument influenced him to change his mind. Tho Senator gave as his reason for desiring to be rid of his official responsibilities that his health was very much broken and, ns be desired to be absent for nn indefinite length of tim, he had concluded that the honorable course for him was to vacate his seat that somo ono else might be chosen to act. His friends represented to him that the session was raDidly drawing to a close, that the adoption of tho Murphy resolution wns fmsitivo evidence tnat no further important cgislation could be enacted before flnnl ad journment, nnd thnt consequently thero was no impropriety in his going avvav and remain ing until next winter. They also called his attention to the fact that the next session would continue only three months and would not probably be very oxactlng on members. Furthermore they called tho Senator's at tention to the awkward condition in which his resignation nt the present timo would leave Now Jersey politics. The Governor of the Stnto is a Democrat and would, if ho should appoint a successor, select a Demo crat; but the legisHture is Republican, and is called to met In extra session in October next. It is highly probable, therefore, that n Republican would bo chosen to fill tho term of Senator, which will expire on tho 3d of next March, if he sliould resign. These representations were apparently con vincing to Mr. McFherson, and the resigna tion did not go in. It is understood that tbe Senator will leave Washington immediately, and, in viow of tho prospective early close of tho session, will not return. Ho contemplates a trip to Europe, with tbe hopo of securing perfect restoration to henlth. CLEVELAND WILL SEE NO ONE. It Is Stated that He Is Better and Will Return on Tuesday. BczzAnD's Bat, Mass., Aug. 18. President Cleveland refused to see any one to-day, but it was stated at Gray Gables that ho was in improved health. Mrs. Cleveland took a short trip on the lighthouse tender this after noon. Mr. Cleveland expects now to return to Washington on Tuesdaj. SITUATION AT BLUEFIELDS. Inquiry Into the Revolution Mainly Di rected Against Americans. Special to The Times. New OnLEASsr La., Aug. 18. Tbe Asso ciated Press correspondent says that on the 11th there was little change in the situation nt Blueflelds. Thero is- a serious division in the commission sent by President Zelaya to re store Nicaraguon rule in tho reserve. Min ister Madriz Insists on conducting a secret in quiry into tho revolution. Tho Jamaicans have been deserting the village by the hun dreds under English protection, and there are few left to be investigated, but under Cn bczi's influence the search is directed mainly against Americans. The rest of the commission Is opposed to the Madriz policy, and Gen. Reyes intends shortl to go to the interior to tell Zellayu the truth of affairs. Capt. Stuart, of the British ship Mohawk, his taken the Jamaican refu gees to Port Llmon and will endeavor to ob tain definite instructions from homo as to the policy to pursue. Minister Goslln telegraphed to England for permission to join in n conference of powers to shape a new treaty with Nicaragua. Tho answer came that when England wanted to make new treaties she would notify him. Capt. Stuart considered that the tearing down of tho Mosquito flag was an insult to Eng land, nnd is ordered to maintain the Managua treaty, and is prepared to join with other English ships in restoring Mosquito rule. It is now definitely known that Corn Island has been given to Lacayo for a term of years, and ho announces that thoy will use it for strictly private purposes. - END OF WHEELMEN'S MEET. Eleven Thousand Pcoplo Witness n Num ber of Exciting I.vcnts. Denteh, Col., Aug. 18. The closing day's racing of the wheelmen's tournnmentjwas wit nessed by tho largest crowd during tho meet. Not an accident of any kind happened to mar the day's pleasure, and tho races were thor oughly enjoyed by tho 11,000 people present. Zeigler, tho "Little Demon" from San Jose, Cat., was tho hero of tbo day, and the ques tion, '-Who will tako Zimmerman's place," was answered by his performances. Summa ries: Two-thirds of a Mile, Open, Class B E. C. Bald won; C S. Wells. San Franclso second, and L. D. Cabanne, St. Louis, third. Timo, 1 41 2-5. One-milo Handicap, Class A Gardner, Chicago, won; Bird second, and Callahan, Buffnlo, third. Timo, 2 1G 1-5. Quarter Mile, National Championship Otto Zeigler. won; W. W. Taxis, Philadelphia, second, nnd Itavmond McDonald, New lork. third. Time, 0.30 3-5. Half Mile. Open. Class B Sanger won; Wells second, and Totus third. Time, 1:112-5. Quarter Mile. Open, Class A Gardner won; Bird second, and Davis third. Time, 0.31. One Mile, 2 20 Class. Class B Zoiglor won; O. E. Boles, Denver, second, and C. B. Coul ter. Toledo, third. Time, 2.24 4-5. One Mile National Championship Zeigler won; Murphy second, and Sanger third. Timo, 2 12 1-5. Two Mllo Open. Class A Gardner won; Bird second, and Black (Fort Wayne) third. Time, i 59 3-5. WOOED DEATH BY SLEEP. Former Assistant Attorney General Takes an Overdose of -Morphine. Chicago, Aug. 18. H. B. Hess, a promi nent attorney of Indianapolis, and a brother of ex-Sheriff Hess, of that city, was found dead in his room at 1841 Michigan avenue, to-day, having taken an ovordose of morphine. Mr. Hess' suicide is supposed to have resulted from despondenoy, as a picture of bis dead wife and a little shoe of a recently buried child wore found on his pillow. .His wife was a daughter of Geu. J. H. Brooke, U. B. A. During President Harri son's administration Mr. Hess was an assis- tiAt i tha offloa of Axtfirnav General Mill? i DEATH FOUND HER SMILING Little May Heinecke Killed by Light ning, at Arundel-on-the-Bay. HER BROTHER BADLY SHOCKED She Was the Only Daughter of Mr. Charles Heinecke, of the Pension Office Her Father Almost Crazed by Orief Body to be Brought Home To-day, Little May, daughter of Charles T. and Mary S. Heinecke. of No. 801 Eleventh street northwest, wns killed by lightning yesterday afternoon nt tho family's summer residence at Arundel-on thc-Bay. Tho residence fronts on tbe bay, and at the time of receiving tbe fatal fluid the child was standiog on tho porch watching tho effects of an unusually severe storm that prevailed. Tho electrical display was not noticeable, and the little one wns observing the power of the wind upon the water. She called to tho servant to "Como and see tho wav cs," and almost Immediately thero was a flash of lightning and tho child dropped to tho floor. At tho same time her brother, who was in a front room lying on n cot near a raised window, cried out that he bad been struck by lightning. His sister-in-law hur ried :o him and found he was severely burned from the shock. This incident attracted attention away from tbo sister momentarily, but the servant, with a scream of fright, announced that May was struck also, and ran and picked her up. Although they knew she was dead, they could not roslst the promptings of love, and every effort vv as mido to resuscitate her, but it was all of no avail, the little one's spirit being beyond recall. SMILE STILL OH BEB FACE. The lightning ttruck a tree standing in front of the house, scarring it from tho top down, nnd deflecting it struck tho porch and passed to the child. The traces of the fluid were plainly vlsiblo on the left side other face, nnd tho marks were also found upon her person on tho same side to her feet, the left side being torn to piecos. Just prior to receiving the stroke she was smiling brightly at something that had trans pired, ana wneu it was known mat me was extinct nnd preparations for tbe final disposi tion of the loved form were necessary the smile still illuminated her features. Tho family have spent tho summer at Arun del, the fither, who is employed In the Pen sion Office, spending as much timo thero as his ofllcial and other duties would permit. Ho was in the city yesterday attending to omo privnto business matters, and expected to return in the evening. His affairs de manded more time than he expected, however, and ho concluded to wait until this morning for tho trip. A telegram received in tho evening soon nfter tho occurrence announced the fearful news, and Mr. Heinecke, who is partially an invalid, was almost crazed with anguish. He met his wife at tho depot upon her arrival, and, hoping ngninst hope, he begged to know if it were true that his child was dead, only to have tho news sorrowfully confirmed. He was very nearly overcome, and is still pros trated. Tho body of the child could not be brought home lost night, owing to the difficulty in procuring a casket, but it was embalmed, nnd remains nt rundel, in charge of Mr. Heinecke's eldest son. Dr. George B. Heinecke, formerly of the Emergency Hos pital in this city. His wife is also there. IDOL OF THE TOIILT. May was tho only daughter of the family, and the idol of her parents, as well as of the other members of the family. She was very bright, well advanced in all her studies, and was in nil respects most attractive and winning in her intercourse with others. She was bnt little past twelve yeara ot age, her birth day occurring on the 7th of the present month. Sne wns a member of Foundry M. E. Church nnd Sunday sehool, having been ad mitted to full communion iu the church last May. Tho body will be brought to the city home to-dny at 3 o'clock p. m. Tho funeral will take place from the residence on Thursday, at an hour designated, unless the condition of tho remains requires earlier interment. The burial will take place at Oak Hill Ceme tery, and. if in the city, the Eev. Dr. Power, pastor of the church, will conduct the services. "There's her picture," said the weeping mother to a Times reporter last night, nnd she designated a largo crayon resting on the floor nnd against the piano, as she sat in her parlor detailing the incidents of the sorrow ful event. The winsome features of the sweet little girl, with luxuriant hair flowing from her head, was inclosed and tbe laughing eyes looked as though they wero in truth the windows of the soul. Tho face was so life like that ono would almost expect to hear a greeting from tho soft, little IIds. That the affections of the household were eeLtered in the cherry little being represented by tho picture cannot bo doubted, and the afflicted oncshavo the sympathy of all cog nizant of the sad event. HURLED INTO ETERNITY. .Mother, Daughter nnd Grandchild Killed By a Terrific Explosion. Poet Smith, Ark., Aug. 18. Four powder houses of the Speer Hardware Company, lo cated two miles from here on the Poteau Blver, exploded at 4 p. m. to-dny. The powder-houses are totil wrecks. A small cabin near by, the home of Mrs. Cook, was blown to splinters. Mrs. Cooic, her daughter, and an infant wero hurled into eternity. The powder-house contained 1.200 pounds of dynnmlte and S00 kegs of powder. The shock was felt at Van Buren, Alma, Greenwood, Jenny Llnd, Hackett, Eavanaugb. and many places neirly twenty miles .away. In Fort Smith thou sands of dollars' worth of property was de stroyed. Tho opera house, Boston store. Arcade, J. J. Little, Ayers A. Co., Vaugh hardware store, Fagan Bourland, nnd Western Union buildings were severely dam aged, while along Sixth street and Garrison avenue is a continued story of wrecks. No explanation can be given lor the explos ion. It eouldnot have been on accident and many rumors nro 11 ing nbout. One is to tho effect that a remnant of the Dalton gang is about to rob the bonk here. DIDN'T VETO THE BILL, President Let .the River and Harbor BUI Become, a Law by Limitation. The river nnd harbor bill, carrying $11, 478,180, became a law at midnight last night withont President Cleveland's signature, tho legal limit ot ten days having ex pired within which he could sign or voto it. It is the third time daring Mr. Cleveland's two terms that a river and harbor bill has be come a law without his approval, the only other bill of this kind submitted to hint hav ing been vetoed. Policy-holders Washington Beneficial Endow ment Association can learn something to their advantage. Call in person or send card with name and address. B.D.A., Boom 10, Metierott MAJOR WORTH'S ACQUITTAL, Gen. Brooks' Comment on the Findings of the Court-martial. Omaha Neb., Aug. 18. Major William Worth, Second Infantry, who wa3 ordered court-martialed by President Cleveland for ordering Privnto Ccdarquist to participate in target practico on Sunday, was acquitted to day and released from custody. Tho findings of the court wero that the orders to Cedar qulst wore warranted by the exigencies of the occasion and that tho proclamation of Presi dent Lincoln was not In force at present, net being part of tbo army regulations. Major Worth was in command of a battalion of tbo Second Infantry at Bellevuo rifle range nnd required his men to engage in target practice on Sunday. Private Ccdar quist sprang into national prominence by dis obeying the order. Ho was court-martialed, convicted, and sentenced to three months' imprisonment. The matter wns taken up by Congress, and President Cleveland commuted the prisoner, and Maior Worth was referred to the act prohibiting unnecessary work on Sun day. In reviewing the finding ot the court Gen. Brooke says tbe board evidently based its findings on the ground thut President Lin coln's order was not in force. He then mildly criticised the board for not eliminating in its findings all reference to the charires of dis obedience of orders and for failing to convict Major Worth on the "remaining allegations and of conduct to the prejudice of good order and militnr discipline." Grn. Brooke also says: "The reviewing authority desires tbat tho result reached shall not be understood as sanctioning in any de gree unnecessary Sunday labor in the Army, but rather as the announcement of the prin ciple that where an officer of tho Army is vested by law or orders with discretion in the performance of official duty, and he honestly, and with reason, exercises that discretion, he is not to be held criminally responsible for any errors of judgment ho may have com mitted." The Fort Omaha troops, with few excep tions, are pleased with the decision. They declare tbat all da s are alike when orders are given by superior officers. Tho church people are not pie ised with the result, and many are loud in their complaints. Several Omaha ministers will devote a sermon to the subject to-morrow. This ends what is con sidered one of the most interesting court martial cases on record for years. The pres ident of the court was Col. 'S an Horn. CHARLIE WANTS HIS KILL ON. Ex-Senator Pair's Surviving Son Again After Ills -Mother's Tstatc. San Fban Cisco, Aug. 18. Charles L. Fair, surviving son of ex-Senator Tair, began an other effort in the probate department ot the superior court to-day to secure a million of hl3 mother's estate, tbo amount being the aggregate legacy of his deceased brother James and himself. Mrs. Fair left S500,000 to each of her sons, James to receive his at thlrty-flve and Charles when thirty years of age. It was provided by her will that incase either son died before attaining the age named without wife or lawful children, his share should revert to his brother. James died two years ago, when he was thirty years old. Charles claimed his legacy then, but both tho superior and supreme courts decided that Charles must wait for James' legacy until such time as tho latter would hive Deen thirty-five. Since th-it decision Charles has married and claims that tho ceremony altered the case, en titling him to immediate possession of both legacies. It ho should get what he claims bis wifn would receive half of bis inheritance and his father one-half, and as his sisters cannot get cither legacy now thero is no use in their lighting to keep the money from him longer. Mrs. Fair's eldest daughter is now entitled to receive SI, 500,000. hershareofhermotber's estate, which is now reidy for distribution. Charlie's now contest will probably tie up tho property for another year. MILLIONAIRE BYERS" DOCTOR. lie Is Arrested, but Denies Tbat Byers Is Under Ills Control. Chicago, Ang. IS. Dr. Louis B. Tollman, the physician of the Pittsburg millionaire, Ebeu Bycrs, was to-day arrested on his arri val from Pittsburg. Dr. Tallman is charged with kidnaping Mr. Byers and hiding him from tho iatter's wifo. By agreement the habeas corpus proceed ings under which the doctor was nrrested were continued until next Monday. Dr. Tall man's reply to the habeas corpus act will, his attorney, Judgo Thomnn. says, enter the spe cillo denial that Bycrs is or has nt any time been under the restraint or control of Dr. Tall man. It will stnto thnt Eben Byers is not now, nnd was not nt the timo the writ was or dered, under the restraining custody of Dr. W. Lewis Tallman. As to the other detailed or material allegations of the bill a general and specific denial will be entered. "I dislike, for ethical reasons, to discuss any of my cases, but the great public interest in this case moves mo to sa that the charge that Dr. Tallman has unduly interfered in the domestic relations of Mr. and Mrs. Byers is but an imaginary fabrication." said "judge Thoman. "The relations between Dr. Tall man and Mr. Byers have simply been those of physician to patient." Dr. Tallman yays that he has no idea or knowledge of where Eben Byers now is. FORGED NAMES ON A BOND. Joseph Snyder Put Judge Thompson's and Bank Director Nelson's Signatures. Atlantic Cut, N. J., Aug. 18. Joseph Snyder, one of the proprietors of tho "De struction'of Herculnneum," now being played in this city, is locked up in the city jail charged by Hon. Joseph Ihompson, judgo of the county court, with forging his name as a court officer to a 820,000 bond. The warrant nnder which he Is held for n bearing on Mon day wns sworn out by Prosecutor Samuel E. Perry by direction of Judge Thompson. Added to this charge is another charge ot forgery against Snyder with which he will bo confronted nt his hearing. James H. Muson. a director of the Second National Bank and one of the wealthiest men in the city, his learned that his name was al-o on the boud, and declnres it to be thero without bis author ity and is a forgery. Tho bond was given to Wise .t Martin, proprietors ot Herculancum, ns a gunranteo of payment of S50O each for forty performances during the season. Mr. Snyder admits his guilt. EXAMINER MILLER'S DEATH. Investigation Confirms tho Assumption Thnt lie Committed Suicide. Altooxa, Pa., Aug. IS. Tho coroner's jury was in session to-day inquiring into tho causo ot tho tragic death of Bank Examiner Miller. Assistant United States District Attorney Griffith and Assistant States Attorney Gen eral Stranahan are representing friends ot the deceased. Tho former seem to bo Im pressed with the idea that tho examiner might have been murdered, and sinco coming here he has been trying to And something to base that theory upon, but without success. After hearing witnesses tho jury adjourned without a verdict until next Thursday at the request of Assistant Attorney General Strana han, who snld ho wished to report to tho dead man's friends and to tbe Comptroller of the Currency to learn if any farther examina tion is desired. Tbe evidence all bore oat the suicide theory. Their Case Postponed. The hearing of the libel case against Editor BIppey and General Manager Gelatt, of the the News, which was instituted by Webster Edgerlr, has been postponed until the return f ICa. OalaU to tha aitv. GOUGED THEIR TENANTS Pullman Company Charged Higher Rent Than Any One Else. KAGES UTTERLY INSUFFICIENT Engineer McDonald Tells the Presidential Strike Commission That Bnt for Strikes Railroad Men Would Be Working for Half tho Pay They Are Now Ostting. CnicAGO, Aug. 18. Chiirman neathcote, ot tbe Pullman strike committee, was re called by tho strike commissioners to-day, and was questioned at length as to tbe causes of the strike, and related instances of what he considered the company's tyranny. He said tbat ono of the workmen bad been struck in tbe face by another, and that when tho assaulted man attempted to prosecute bis assailant he was told by his foreman to drop proceedings or he would bo discharged. The witness said tbat about 4,000 men struck at Pullman, and that each paid $10 to- the A. It. U. Mary Abbott Wood, one of the women strikers, was called and said that the wages paid by the Pullman Company were insuffi cient for the bare necessities of life. "I re ceived SI a day," she sold, "and paid $17.71 per month rent for one of the company'! houses." J. B. Hereon, a resident of Pullman, was questioned as to the relative price of rents. He stated that the Pullman Company's houses averaged from one-third to one-half higher than similar houses in the surrounding su burbs. Pierson said that in the residence dis tricts about Pnllmin, rents bad been m a terially reduced lately, but that no reduction had been mado in the manufacturing town. Miss Jano Adorns, superintendent of the Pullman Charitable Work nnd a member of tne Concilium of the Civic Federation, wae tbe next witness. Sho said that during Inves tigations of the strike sho had found the strikers always ready to arbitrate, bat that Pullman officials didnot appear disposed to make any effort to settle the trouble. Miss Adams also declared that the rents in Poll man wero higher than in other localities. NO WEAFOX HUT THE STBIEE. F. P. McDonald, a Chicago and Great West ern engineer, said that hia employers some times compelled him to remain on continuous duty from 6ixty to seventy-two hours withont rest. He told of the blacklisting of several of his fellow-workmen, nnd gave a long account of the strike on his road. "I am opposed to strikes in general," said Mr. JIcDonald, "but when the Federal gov ernment will do nothing for us and we have no weapon bnt the strike, we must ue it. It it were not for strikes the railroad men in this country would bo working for one-half the pay they are now getting." McDonald told how it was impossible for him to obtain employment after the Burling ton strike, when he was blacklisted. The company's influence was used against him. he said, even to the extent of protesting to Gov. Francis, of Missouri, Mr. McDonald's appoint ment as oil inspector at St. Joe. Beplymg to Commissioner Kernan, McDonald said he knew of nocoscswherestnking members of the American Bailway Union, while abstaining from violence themselves, Instigated it on the part of others. COULD EVEB BE EMPLOTED AOACf. C. B. St. Clair, n railroad man, lost employed by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, came next, and testified that he took no ac tive part in tho strike, because he had been laid off from work before the strike was de clared. He was a member of the American Bailway Union. He nppliod for work to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul trainmaster when the strike ended, but was told that ho never would be employed again on that sys tem. He could not bo recommended to any other road either. He bos been unable to get employment on nny other road because of this blacklisting. Witness also told the commission that he had been blacklisted in 1892 because he refused to go to work before he had recovered from injuries received in the service of tho Burlington road, and would not waive his claim to back benefits under the company's mutual benefit association. At tho conclusion of St. Clair's testimony the commission adjourned to meet Monday. LEAVING THE COUNTRY. Railroad Men Going to South Africa Hav ing Been Blacklisted Here. St. Paul, Aug 18. As a result of their con nection with tho recent great strike, a large number of railroad men in this city are mak ing arrangements to leave this country, claiming they have been placed on the black list on all the railroads and can secure no work, no matter whether there are vacancies or not. About forty of these, have made pre liminary arrangements to go to the Cape of Good Hopo and Johannesburg, South Africa, and others nro talking quite seriously of going to Brazil. Hard times here, work else where, and cheap transportation largely in -fluencod them, although they claim that the principal causo is that they are marked men and have no chance whatever of employment in this country. The men nro given a notice by e ich road for which they are working stating they have so worked, but in tho no tices now given many of them occurs the phrase "Left the service on account of the striko Jun6 30, 1894." Tho men hive no other form ot recommendation, nnd say that this is simply a warning to other companies not to employ them. State Boiler Inspector Clark, who is a prao tical engineer, when shown one of these notices, said it was "a blacklist, pure and simple. That phrase at the end takes bread and butter out of a man's mouth." Firemen Olsen and Kerwin, formerly of the Burling ton, have brought suit against the company on tho charge of blacklisting. They claim thcr have secured positions on tho Northern Pacific nnd later lost them because of letters from the Burlington. Inspector Clark i3 giving the men. for their use in foreign countries, n note stating their proficiency as engineers or firemen, and with each a letter from Gov. Nelson confirm ing their citizenship as Americans. Many of tho engineers have secured certificates from Inspector Clark and will run thrashing ma chines this yoar, while, many others are look ing for jobs on stationary engines. There are between 300 nnd 400 such men in St. Paul and ns many more in Minneapolis. Goodman round Guilty. CovrtoTox, Ya., Aug. 18. Conductor Goodman, the slayer of Col. H. C. Parson's, tho well-known Bepnblican politician and business man, was found guilty of 'murder in the second degree to-day, and sentenced to eighteen years in the penitentiary. Your Last Chance. This may be your last chance to secure one ot those choice building lots which we are now sell ing at beautiful Columbia Park from $30 up. Only 70 lots left, so don't put It off any longer. Two grand excursions Sunday nt 9-03 a. m. and 45a) p m. from Sixth street depot. Excursions dally at 4.30 p m. Circulars and tickets at OfSc and from out agoaU at depot, n , v1. -" y -t -A ?.,-.. "si vi ;xb.- fKjia. 'i'-v ; . ,,.