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The Rev Dr- Byron Sunderland
Passes Away at Catskill N Y
The End Came Suddenly a n UcmuU
of Cerebral KnibollMii Kor Forty
live Yearn ilic Heart of the First
Presbyterian Cliureli of This City
CATSKILL X Y June 50 The Rev
Dr Byron Sunderland of Washington D
C died here of cerebral embolism this
morning at the home of his son-in-law
Orrin Day President of the Tanners Na
tional Bank
The first news qfbr Sunderlands death
was recelvei in this city yesterday By
James L Norris at- whose home on C
Street northwest Dr Sunderland since
the death of his wife five years ago had
resided The information came in a tele
gram from Mr Day which simply stated
that the well known pastor had died sud
denly He had been in good health for
a long time considering his advanced age
and was feeling well when he left Wash
ington The announcement of his death
was therefore a surprise as well as a
great shock to his many friends in this
The last act which Dr Sunderland per
formed as a pastor in this city was the
marriage ceremony uniting Hiss Mao B
Richardson the daughter of Superintend
ent Richardson of St Elizabeths Insane
Asylum to Wilbur G Neff which oc
curred at that institution last Vv ednesday
night On the following morning he left
for Catskill where he Intended to spend
the summer his daughter Mrs Orrin
Day at whose home he died On his way
to Catskill he stopped at Elizabeth X J
and spent Thursday evening with the Row
John Stuchell who was for a short time
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
here succeeding the Rev Dr T De Witt
T almage
Prom there Dr Sunderland went to New
Tork City where he remained for a day
attending to some -matters and calling
upon a number of friends He reached
Catskill safely on Saturday according to
a telegram which Mr Nprrls received late
Saturday afternoon -The message stated
that he had written Mr Norris and it is
expected that the letter will be received
this morning
Xo information has yet been received
as to the date of the funeral but it is
supposed that it will take place at Catskill
on Tuesday Mr Norris and his family
will attend as well as a number of the
members of Dr Sunderlands old
cation and the present pastor of the
church the Rev Dr MacLeod The in
terment will be at Catskill where the re
mains of Mrs Sunderland and three of
the clergymans children are interred
The Rev Byron Sunderlabdwas born on
November 22 1819 at Shoreham Addison
County Vt He was a son of Asa and
Olive Wolcott Sunderland who were of
English descent their ancestors coming to
New England In colonial times His
mother was a member of a well known
Connecticut family find both f his
grandfather served in the Revolutionary
War In his boyhood days Dr Sunder
Jand was an intimate associate of ex Vice
President Levi Pi Morton who is also a
native of Shcreham and the strong
friendship which sprung up in younger
lays had always continued When Mr
Morton was in the Senate and later while
he was President of that body the two
men were much together and frequently
talked over their boyhood experiences in
the Green Mountain State
Dr Sunderland began his education In
the local schools of his home and then
attended MJ441etHUGoiIege from which
JnstiUiUoo he waa graduated In 1S3S and
i JJS5 U reoMjiiig to Washington he re
ceived degree of dectorof divinitr om
that sWiege After teaching school for a
time he entered the Union Theological Sem
inary X Y from which he graduated
in 1M3 He entered upon his ministerial
career equipped with remarkable gifts as
an orator and ttrong polemical powers
with great spirit and energy His first
mission it was scarcely called a charge
tras in the little town of Alexandria Gen
esee County X Y where he preached
for a short time in what was known as
the bank building
He was first ordained and Installed as
pastor however of the First Presbyterian
Church t Eatavin X Y to which place
he received a call in 1S3 after having
been jx Alexandria for but a short time
It was ie Batavia that he met and mar
ried Miss Tomllnson he accomplished
daughter of a prominent Xew York Dem
ocrat who was collector of the port of
New York under President Buehanan
She died five years ago at Catskill at
the home of her daughter where Dr
Sunderland passed away yesterday
Dr Sunderland remained at Batavia un
til 1SB1 when he went to Syracuse X
T and became the pastor of the Park
Presbyterian Church A little less than
two years later he received a call from
the First Presbyterian Chtirch of this
clly and accepted it preaching his first
sermon here on Sunday February 6 1S8J
On April 21 Ufi3 he was duly installed
as pastor by the Presbytery of the Dis
trict of Columbia the Rev Dr Gros
venor W Heacock of Buffalo otliciat
Aus In August JW on account of im
npired health he was separated for a
-time Xrora his church but still retained
his pastorate the labors -of which he re
sumed in the beginning of 1S5S having
in the interim had charge of the Amer
ican Chanel in Paris
His tabors were by no means ranHnnl
to his church and his congregation lint
he worked incessantly for the goetd of
the community and his services were al--ways
directed toward a righteous cause
The announcement of his retirement from
active leadership as the pastorof the old
First Church was received withSdeep
on- Sunday morning
Jun 2S ESS at the close of his morn
ing sermon lie continued to occupy the
pulpit howeer until the following May
the close of the church year
Thure has always been much discussion
and not a little disagreement among the
members of the church over the retire
ment at Dr Sunderland and many attrl
bated Ms course to the Rev Dr Tal
mage who succeeded him Dr Taimage
came here from Brooklyn after the
destruction of his temple there and from
1S83 to IMS he outdated as aosUUnt pas
tor preaching in the evening whle Dr
Sunderland occupied the pulpit at the
morning service It was charged that Dri
Talmnge apurred on by his ambitions
had in a large measure forced Dr Sunder
land to retire Many of the members of
the church withdrew and Joined other
Presbyterian pnwKatiots
Dr Sunderland howevrdli notTn the
least efforts but continued daily
yourthjipfJuly Kxcursloii Jtute uu
tl0iU t O -
Ticfcets W 3uly Jland t y lor return un
til Stlt bHvn fl stations east of Ohio Hirer
iiotutJand west of IUlnrasre within a radhi of
200 miU Inn selling Marten isto inrni irashfiis
ton to ElMon Va and intcniKiJiale points on
Dcf Lumber altvnj nl S
but Frack I ibbcj Co
1 are
In his goud work preaching at intervals
and oillciallng when requested to do so at
other churches His last sermon was de
livered two weeks ago to the congrega
tion of the new Presbyterian Church
established in Washington Heights The
service was held at the Parker Mann
Dr Taimage remained pastor of the
First Church for about a year after the
retirement of Dr Sunderland and then
resigned He was succeeded by the Rev
John Stuchell who remained but a shot
time and whs followed by the Rev Dr
MacLeod the pressnt pastor
It was the last Sabbath in the month
of June that Dr Sunderland died It
was the lust Sabbath in the month of
June lS that he preached his fare
well sermon to tftv congregation of the
First Churph The occasion was a
memorable one The discourse was a
masterly one In conclusion he said
Dear friends it will be your privilege to
listen as 1 hope in years to come- to
the voice of miiAsters far in advance of
any ministry of mine It is this which
reconciles mc in part at least to the
withdrawal from a pulpit I have held so
long And now that summer is upon us
and the usual jiHrting is beginning to
take place 1 should have been glad to
have had in my hoise a public recep
tion oT ali mi friends but it has not
been convenient jubt at this time and 1
still cherish the hope that some day
-Providence permitting I may yet have
that pleasure4 close n6w with the as
surance that INyill always be with you
In spirit and that every one of you will
live in my love and my prayers for
evermore Amen
It is safe to say that no minister In
thrtond had bten on personal terms of
friendship with so many prominent men
in public life Presidents Justices gen
erals Cabinet oiilcers and Senators
Everybody that was anybody in Wash-
j ington since the term of Buchanan has
been proud to call the kindly clergyman
his friend During the civil war as chap
lain qf the Senate and always fervid in
his Union sympathies he was on close
terms with Lincoln and the other giants
of that memorable period and again as
chaplain of the same body from 1S73 to
1S0 Dr Sunderland knew the statesmen
of that later era
Dr Sunderland Qfnciated at the mar
riage of President Cleveland and Miss
Frances Folsom in the White House and
christened all their children -During the
Cleveland terms he was the court-minister
so called He iVas always a po
tent Influence In AVashington life At the
outbreak of the civil war he devoted such
unremitting energy to all kinds of chari
table work that he broke down and for a
few years until his health returned he
served as minister of the American Chapel
in Paris But the pld First Church would
never consent to rfhy break in Jts rela
tions with him as Its jaslor
Presidents Jackson Polk Pierce- and
terms of ofllce communicants at Dr Sun
derlands church President Cleveland
was especially an ardent admirer of Dr
Sunderland and lr was a fact which the
clergyman prided himself very much up
on that he had performed the only mar
riage in the history of the country where
a President of the United States while
in office was one of the contracting par
ties Grant and Buchanan while regular
attendants at other churches frequently
listened to Dr Sunderlands discourses
Dr Sunderland said not long ago that
he believed he had performed more mar
riage ceremonies than any other living
clergyman The occasion of this state
menUwas the reading of a declaration by
an Indiana pastor in which he laid claim
to having officiated at morr marriages
than anjw other man and gii ing the num
ber of couples he had united which Dr
Sunderland knew to be less than his own
re cord He had the names of each con
tracting par at Catskill and intended
while there this summer to count them
all and ascertain- the correct nuihber
which aggregates many thousands
On1 of the most interesting incidents In
Dr Sunderlands career was the Joint dis
cussion which he conducted in company
with Bishop J P Xew man ot this city
with Brigham Young and Elder Pratt at
Salt Lake City upon the question of Mor
The Mormons issued a chnllenge in 187C
to Gentile clergymen defying them to
dispute the accuracy of the Book of
Mormon and their interpretation of the
Scriptures Dr Xewman spoke from the
English translation but Dr Sunderland
Mr Hays Attitude on the Foreign
Relations Committee
death Her death was an awful blow to
Cleveland were during their respective J him and there was some gossip about his
took the original Hebrew in which He General Shatter after receiving his
was an expert and disproved all the
claims of the Mrfrmons So forcibly and
strongly did he present the Gentile side of
the question that for a long time arter
ward when bpeaklng of the matter the
Mormons referred to Dr Sunderland as
the little lawyer rom the East de
claring that he was as much a lawyer as
a clergyman
Dr Sunderland was always a tireless
worker in all humanitarian interests and
was a member of a score 61 organizations
and societies Chief among these was
the American Colonization Society of
which he was chairman of tho executive
board He was one of the founders with
Amos Kendall of the Deaf and Dumb
Asylum and always remained one of its
directors In fact for several years up to
the time if his death he was the only
survivor of the founders He was also a
member of the Board of Visitors of the
Government Asylum -for the Insane and
one of the Incorporators of the Lying in
Asylum In ISsS he was moderator of
the Presbyterian Synod of Pennsylvania
He was a charter member of the Colum
bia Historical Society and at the last
meeting of that organization read a very
carefully prepared paper on Recollections
Dr Sunderland had a brother David O
Sunderlard of Freeport Ill and a sister
both of whom are now dead Mrs Sunder
land died live years ago and their daugh
ter I aUra In 116S Both are buried at
Catskill beside Dr Sunderlands son Ers
kine Sunderland He is survived by his
daughter and only child Mrs Orrin Day
of Catskill and her1 several children and
two grandsonsl the children of Ersklue
Sunderland who are Erskine M Sunder
land and David O Sunderland both archi
tects of this city
For some time prior to leaving Washing
ton for Catskill Dr Sunderland was en
gaged in the preparation of an elaborate
book tho nature of which he had not
disclosed even to his friends The unfin
ished manuscript is now at the home of
Mr Xorrls
Donald C MacLeod pastor of the First
Prc fbyterian Church yesterday after
noon called together the session of eld
ers consisting of T F Sargent C L
Du Bols I X C Cole Dr 11 I Mann
William Jardlne William X Xewetl and
Harry Barton to act upon the death of
Dr Sunderland A telegram of condo
lence was gent to Mrs Day at Catskill
Dr B F Blttingertlie stated clerk of
the Washington Presbytery has called
a meeting of that body for this nfter
noon at 5 oclock at the First Presbyter
ian Church At that time appropri
ate resolutions will be framed and ac
tion taken in othr directions regarding
the beloved pastors demise
Special July IxetirNlou
By lay ami night Cramers of Norfolk and WjU
ingt Steambwit Co Day eteamrr Uat wliarf
niormni of Fourth at S oclock IteKUlar sU amir
evening of Sd at 680 TiekHs good to return da
of 1Mb or niglit oL hli or itb Fare for round
trip 3 --
F1iuik IluNlueiH CoIIcRe 8th and IC
naines SliortliaJid Typewriting- 3 a year
Floorinpr 15 per JOO n ft and
all one width at Ctb and H X ac tin-
Seerclnry Ioiij IJeclnrcH That He
Will Aot Try to lrecnt HIh Se
lection ns Chairman Not IIUeIy to
ltexiKii Uecauxc of His Sons IJciUIi
BOSTOX June 30 John D Sec
retary of the Navy who Is on H vacation
trip to his home in Hingham w as in
town today Mr Long talked freely re
garding the statement that friction exists
between Secretary Hay and Senator
Lodge He also spoke of the reported In
tention of Mr Hay to resign from the
Cabinet declaring that he thought the
Secretary of State would probably seek
refuge In hard work from the affliction
of his sons death
Is there any truth In the story sent
from AVashington by the Washington cor
respondent of a Boston paper to the ef
fect that Secretary of State Hay Is op
posed to Senator Lodge being made Chair
man of the Committee on Foreign Rela
tions to succeed the late Senator Davis
of Minnesota and will do all he can to
prevent Mr Lodge from getting the place
upon the reassembling of Congress was
asked of Mr Long
I should say that Secretary Hay would
be one of tho last men to interfere in
such a matter said Secretary Long em
phatically I do not believe there is any
truth in the report whatever Secretary
Hay is a man who minds his own busi
ness on all occasions He and Senator
Lodge may not agree on all public ques
tions They may not have agreed about
he terms of the
but I do not think for a moment that
Mr Hay would try and prevent Mr
Lodge from getting this place If Mr
Lodge really wants It
Is there any truth whatever in the
rumors tnnt -Secretary Hay intends to re
sign asked the reporter
I have not heard anything said about
his resigning except in the newspapers
said Mr Long I do not bCileve he has
thought of it His sons death will not
cause him to resign although I suppose
that is the reason assigned bjt those who
have spread these reports It better
on the whole that he should remain in
Washington it seems to me It will help
take his mind off his recent terrible af
fliction Secretary Gage did riot resign
you know at the time of -Ills wifes
resigning but he stuck to his post
through it -all and It was a good thing
that he did so I do not think he could
have survived if he had succumbed to
his own inclinations and given up his
public duties but he would not allow his
private grief to master him It is the
same way witJi Secretary Hay
What do you think of the general polit
ical situation Mr Secretary
it seems to me that the political situa
tion as far as the present Administration
and the Republican party are concerned
if that is what you mean washever bet
ter than it is today The ouffo6k for the
future is very bright I believe There is
practically no opposition tc President Mc
Kinley now anywhere In the country The
opposition partys shell is all that tbjre is
Ielt apparently
The country is prosperousperhaps it
was never more so than It Isat the pres
ent time Business is generally good and
as a rule everybody appears to be satis
fied to let things go along as they are
going j
The DepnrttnenlM of California rvnd
the Columbia Transferred
SAN FRANCISCO June 3J A large and
distinguished company of military men
and civilians met today at Black Point
to witness the ceremonies of th transfer
of the command of the Departments of
California and the Columbia from Major
General Shatter to MaJ Gen S B M
Young All the high military Jllicers In
San Francisco and the violnlfy vere pros-
guests made an address Ho spoke
briefly but with deep feeling of hla re
tirement after forty years service- He
In this last war we have bullded bet
ter than we thought An nipiruhas been
added to our already vast domain- AVith
It I believe comes an unparalleled era of
prosperity The United States has now
Get All end of the Croud
Now Si the time to complete all jour arrange
ments for jour summer uuting After the Fourth
of Jul all resort will lis oronded to the
capacity The toins - Southern Hall
way botfn washmstoii Illuemont are with
in ea reach of Wdtliington and will make
pow on sale
1 1 ChrlNtlitii indeiivor Cincinnati
on iilc via Chesapeake and Ohio ilail
in 5x20 So 1 qujlilj Libbey U Cp-
The Constitution Claimed to Hnvc
Hecii Virtually Abrogated
LONDON July 1 Tho Dally News
gives much prominence to an article by
its Cape Town Parliamentary correspen
dent dealing with the political situation
in the Cape Colony in view of the proro
gation of the Cape Parliament the writer
claiming that an issue Of the gravest
mdment namely the suspension of the
consttjtlon of the Cape Colony is involv
ed He says
From tho night of June 30 for an In
definite period the Kings subjects In the
Cape Colony will be deprived of the pro
tt ctlon of law and will bej governed con
trary to its express provisions Taxf p
will be applied under warrant ol the Gov
ernor without appropriation by Parlia
ment - which has beon prorogued until
August 27 and is not likfly to sit even
then i
This illegal method has been resorted
to by the Governor and Ministry doubtless
at the instigation of Lord Milner and
Secretary Chamberlain in -a word the
imperial Government has abrogated every
article of the compact under which a free
people owes allegiance ti Its rulers Lib
erty Is dead so far as curvdutles subjects
are concerned -
The writer declares thatHhe crisis calls
for authoritative intervention of the Lib
eral party In which there lg a feeling In fa
vor of summoning a great popular con
ference to consider the situation
John Morlcy will question Mr Chamber
lain on the subject today
Continental Statesmen Attempts to
Antagonize Enulanil ami America
LONDON July 1 Thq Tlme3 Vien
na correspondent communicates a letter
he received from a well known person
age whose intimate knowledge of both
European and American affairs gfves ex
ceptional Value to his -views The writer
deals with the alaim on the Continent
over American commercial rivalry in
connection with the relations of the
United States and Orcat Britain and
especially as those relations are affected
by the Nicaragua Canal
The writer asserts- that several conti
nental statesmen have recently taken
occasion to assure representative Amer
icans ot their sincere sympathy with the
attitude of the United States as jexem
plified by the vote of the Senate de
manding absolute and exclusive control
of any and all isthmian canals Assur
ances have been given repeatedly that
even such an extreme measure as would
express a one sided repudiation of the
Clayton Bulwer Treaty by America
would be regarded as entirely justifiable
and a proper exercise of a national pre
It may1 be stated however with equal
assurance that the transparent object of
such declarations was observed at once
by those to whom they were addressed
This object was evidently to goad the
United States into a course of action as
irritating as possible for English public
opinion and which would inevitably put
an end to the warm feeling of friendship
between England and America
It may safely be assumed the writer
adds that the greatest possible disap
pointment that could happen to the open
and covert continental enemies not only
of Great Britain but of the United States
would be an agreement between the
American and British jGovemmejUs for a
peaceable abrogation of the
wer Treaty for the exclusive control by
the -United States of ariJsthmlan canal
equal treatment to British andrAmerican
commerce io tlie canal and the absolute
neutrality of tho canal in any ware in
which tho United States were not en
The ISiiKlInli CycIHt iteelvea Serious
InJtirlcM In uCoJllIoii
LONDOX June 30 While riatt Betts
the cyclist was attempting to beat the
mile record at the CrystiUilace yester
day he was thrown rom his wheel
through the breaking ddtrn of his parg
motor which caused a collision
J The riders shoulder wa dislocated and
he was terribly lacerated It Is leartd
j that his skull Is fractured- He was un
conscious for a long Urn and is still
On June 29 1S9S he me with a similar
accident at the Same place and dislocated
his Jaw
Nearly Equaled In Jlijiiy Iolutn by
the Older Boat-
LONDOX June 30 rThe Shamrock II
will take part tomorrow ln a real trial
match over the course of Roval
taken her nlace as one of the most now- northern acht Club
erful Governments of the wort in this A seiiUenian who was aboard the Sham
connection I wish to quote from a letter rock il n her trlaI yesterday says that
written to me by a distinguished she exhibited undoubted superiority over
can citizen then at St Petersburg the Shamrock I In windward work but
I have recently been in Paris Berlin her superiority was nol so pronounced
and Vienna and am now in St Peters- n reaching In which the Shamrock 1
burg and I wish to tell you thatslnce j showed herself to be almost equally as
Deweys vlctorj in Manila Bay and faat nn1 the latter was only a Httlo slow
sons and yours at Santiago a change cr tmn the challenger with the wind fol
has come over the people of those cities I lowing The lengthened mast and added
They no longer sneer at American arms I canvas of the Shamrock II have Temoved
In conclusion General Shatter turning some of her stiffness but she Is still
to General Young said j lss tender than tho Shamrock I
And now my old time friend I would slr Thomas LIpton In the course of a
rather turn over my command to you than i conversation today gave grout credit to
any other general ofllcer in the army We
have served many years together on the
frontier and in the field and later In the
Spanish war you distinguished
yourself in the flrbt clash of urms with
Spanish troops
In reply General Young paid a high
tribute to the character and military
record of General Shifter General Young
announced his personal staff as follows
Capt W R Smedberg jr of the Four
teenth Cavalry of the class of 93 West
Point from San Francisco Capt If p
Howard Fourteenth Cavalry plays of 31
from St Paul First Lieut James F Mc
Klnley of the Eleventh Cavalry from
Canton Ohio nephew of the President
who was appointed from the civil list two
years ago
A Meteorological Station at tlie ImI
liml of llorta Inninciirn tt il
LISBON June 30 King Carlos in
augurated on Friday last at tlftj Islam of
Horta a meteorologcal obsjervutory In
connection wjth the wpather bureau at
Washington The event was of interna
tional Interest His Majesty emphasized
the presence of British and Spanish war
ships which afterward accompanied the
King to other Islands of the group and
will accompuny him home
bhamrock I and admitted that on some
points she Is nearly equal to the challen
Cardinal Said to Desire Their Re
moval Krom the iMiflliiMincai
LONDON July 1 The Rome corre
spondent of the Chronicle bays he un
derstands that a majority of the caidi
nals committee If the do not favor the
Immediate suppression of the convents In
the Philippines are at least favorable to
the gradual removal of the religious or
To Marry the 1rintexH of
Mcuhlenhiirsr Schwerlii
LONDON July 1 A despatch to the
Telegraph from St Petersburg says it
is reported the Czarewltch has been for
mally bet nthed to Prircess CeclIIe of
Mechlenbrig Scjiwerfn
Mr Matthew Arnold Dead
LONDOX June Z The w idow of Mat
thew Arnold Is dead One of her daugh
ters is -Mrs F W Whytrldge of New
Ocean SteaiiiHiilp Mot enieiitN
NEW YORK June 20 Arrived La
Champagne Havre Statemlam Rotter
dam Astoria GlaBgowiJIelmfeld Ham
burg Arrived out Umbria from New
York at Liverpool Grosser Kurfuerst
from Xew York at Bremen
mtraule tunwur uumes mcupioo ticket are Sio sneelnl nniu nri in
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Via 1oiiiiHj Ivuulit Itnilroud
Tickets on sale for 750 a ra lrain WeunnaUy
July 3 limiffl to Mvendass includinr Ute of
salr CikmI titurnins on all trains Itest ami
a Jul i 5 and 0 Itetum limit Juh U fst t htiicc Similar excursions July IS
nilli extension to Yujjut 31 by depot ilud pay- t n linut C 15 2L onU 27 September 5
ment of CO ccnt fee - 1ji 17 and o0
Ilcnt SliingleM onlxljUrO per lOOO CloUr Ioorn He Inulif thlelr
and IV I painted doore abjo l Libbey
The City Rational Closed byiComp
troller Dawes
Financial Men Taken by Surprise
The Forced Siixpenxlon LmiR Korc
eea by theJJlf rcclorn Laws Al
leged to Have Been Violated
BUFFALO June 30 This morning a
notice was dbfplayed on the door of the
City NationiUBank which read
This bank Is In the hands of the
Comptroller of the Currency with G B
Mason as special -examiner
The announcement by Comptroller
Dawes that he had appointed a receiver
for the bank was thoroughly a surprise
to all except the directors of the bank
No suspicion of the banks Insolvency was
entertained even in banking circles The
City National went to the clearing house
yesterday with a good credit balance
The directors to whom the Comptroller
had given warning of the course he was
determined to take if certain conditions
were not met kept the secret well de
pending upon the resourceful president
of the institution to meet the emergency
and take care of it The President Wil
liam C Cornwall departed for AVashington
early yesterday In company with another
director and an attorney to induce the
Comptroller to allow the bank to con
tinue business -
A telegram from the Comptroller to Mr
Mason the bank examiner at 7 oclock
tonight stated that the announcement of
last midnight was final and the bank will
go into liquidation Acting on Instructions
from the Comptroller the examiner in
charge of the bank today declined to
specify what were the injudicious loans
the amounts or to whom made The di
dectora took refuge in silence
Three years ago before it became a
national bank the institution was in
peril At that time the State Bank Ex
aminer threatened to close it unless loans
to the extent of 0000 to one gf the di
rectors were taken up or better collateral
deposited The bank weathered this storm
Not liking the attitude of the State offi
cials the bank management turned it into
a national institution -Mr Mason said
tonlghtthlt the City Bank had never re
covered from the embarrassing loans of
that period and they contributed to its
The City Bankwas organized in U33 by
William C Cornwell then cashier of the
Bank of Buffalo The directors nre Mr
Cornwell Patrick Henry Griffin Presi
dent of the ew York Car Wheel Works
John M Bfrinkcr coal dealer Herbert P
Bissell lawyer Frank B Baird who
represents Senator Hannas iron inter
ests herer ex State Comptroller James A
Roberts ex City Comptroller Joseph E
Gavin A J Barnes and John R Boag
the cashier The controlling Interest in
ahe bank is owned by William C Corn 1
well 27 shares IH Griflln 199 shares
F B Balrd 152 shares J E Gavin 61
sharps Mr Balrds brother Chester
has SO shares Daniel ODay of the
Standard Oil Company Xew York has
20 shares The rest were widely distrib
uted among small holders The banks
capital stock Is 300000 and its paper sold
at liar last week
Mr Mason said tonight Although the
action of the Comptroller Is a surprise
It wus by no means hasty The direc
tors of the bank had ample warning They
knew it must be done I was sent here by
the ComptrollerTm June 12 and made an
examination which occupied ten days The
report I took to Washington showed a
condition of affairs which the Comptroller
could not allow The bank officials were
asked to produce sufficient money to pay
the depositors in full It was more money
than they were able to command
The Comptroller sent me here again
with Mr Lynch chief of the Bureau of
Insolvent Banks We had a number of
conferences with the directors of the
bank They could not meet the require
ments of the Comptroller so as a protec
tion to the depositors he has appointed a
temporary receiver
The examiner said there had been vio
lations of the banking law which pre
scribes that no loan shall bo made to an
indlvidiiakor corporation to exceed 10 per
cent of the capital stock of the bank It
Is understood that three of the directors
had loans in excess of this amount Some
of the collateral to which the Comptroller
objected was bonds of bpet sugar com
panies The batiks individual deposits
amount to 1000000 Its loans and dis
counts are 225S000 The New York cor
respondent was the Fourth National
Bank It holds real estate valued by Jts
report at 2SS8S0 and assessed for taxa
tion nt 140465 When Mr Mason was
asked tonight If it was possible that an
other banking Institution would bo affect
ed by the closing of the City National
he declined to answer
Pan American visitors will be em
barrassed by the failure The City Na
tional had established a system of identi
fication checks with country banks and
had on deposit several thousand dollars
sent here from banks in all rnrts of the
country subject to an Identification check
Issued by the country banks to their de
positors Many of them are here or are
Coming with just enough money to reach
Buffalo They will find themselves un
able to secure funds
William C Cornwell President of the
City National Bank tho doors of which
were ordered closed Saturday night by
tho Comptroller of the Currency came
to AVashington yesterday for a confer
ence with Comptroller Dawes An effort
wnR made to secure the Comntrnller
consent to reopening the bank this
lug but a guarantee of means sufficient
to protect tho depositors and ensure the
tolvoncy ofthe bank could not be made
and Mr Dawra withheld his consent
Mr CornwelliwAs nccompanied by W II
llotchkisa the banks attorney
Mr Dawes dfiined last night to make
any statement of the bank s affairs be
yond the information which he gave out
late Saturday night He said the fail
ure was due to Injudicious loans made to
certain manufacturing and oftier con
terns A preliminary examination of the
bank showed that a considerable amount
of worthless paper vrts held and the
Comptroller decided thai it was his duty
to order the doors closed Whether or not
tlie bunk will be able to resume business
at any time is uncertain but Comptroller
Dawes said that the institution was cer
tainly insolvent He did not believe how
tver that the depositors would lose
heavily -
jjUO Uultliuore mid Ohio Pop- fit
uliir Pan American
iion ttveurtloiiK
Leave Washington 0j a in July 2 arrive
litiffalo 00 p in wine day Also account Mary
land la Mfct M tor 7 05 a in au 505 p
in trams on July 8 and 0 wild for retun within
seven uas rom la S4lei
A Spanlxh Sculptor Perpetuates the
MntnnzaH Martyr In Marble
LONDON July 1 According to the
Dally News there Is about to be ex
hibited in Madrid a marble sculptureby
an Andaluslan artist representing the
noted Matanzas mule just after he re
ceived his death wound
The sculptor obtained the dying expres
sion by having a mule shot and instant
ly photographed
Lnylnjr n Line Between Amny
Tlinmmn In Indo Chlna
TARIS June 30 The Terofe says
that the French are laying apable from
Amoy to Tnuanan in lndo China Later
they will lay a cable from Amoy to
Vlatlivostock which will enable the
transmission of messages between- France
and Indo Chlna by way of the Siberian
and Danish lines thus avoiding the Brit
ish and German cables v
Mrs Brown Potter Taken Part In a
Xuvcl Service
LOXDOX June 00 At the conclusion
of an Imposing ceremonial service at the
Gorleston parish church this evening
Mrs Brown Potter accompanied by the
organ and choir Impressively recited
Popes Ode to the Soul which caused
many of the congregation to weep She
then recited Ella Wheeler Wilcoxs Re
quiem Ode to Queen Victoria
The Innovation greatly pleased a major
ity of the large congregation many of
whom had opposed it when it was first
suggested It was admitted that the
services were never more Impressive
The vicar in introducing Mrs Brown
Potter made a short address In which
he said he believed the stage was a
greater moral power than the pulpit
Tlie Kingr Edward Officially Tented
on the Clyde
LOXDOX June 3 The steamer King
Edward which was built by Denny
Brothers the builders of the Shamrock
II and is fitted with turbine engines had
an official trial on the Clyde qn Friday
She maintained a uniform speed of twenty
knots an hour for three hours There was
almost no vibration
Mr Parson the Inventor of the turbine
engine was present at a -luncheon on
board He said he was prepared to build
turbines for any vessel the larger and
faster the better
All June Record Except One for
Thirty Years Broken
XEW YORK June 30 Junes dying
gasp sent -the mercury to 972 degrees
which Is farther up the official tube than
it has ever gone before on any June day
In thirty years except on June 6 1S99
when it reached tho same figure The
hour of maximum temperature today was
4 p m There was no suspicion of a thun
der shower within a radius of manymiles
of Xew York notwithstanding the predic
tion of the official prophets
Debilitated by the heat of twoltjier
ing days the tenement dwellers found it
harder today fighting tropic rays of one
of the fiercest June- suns that has ever
shone hereabouts and the list of deaths
and prostrations was greater than on Sat
In Manhattan- seventeen deaths from
the heat and twenty seiven prostrations
had been reported to thcpolice at mtfl
night Over a score of heat prostrations
were reported by the Brooklyn police
There were three fatal cases
BALTIMORE June SO Baltimore had
the distinction of being the second hot
test city in the country The maximum
temperature was 99 Vhlle there were
few prostrations the suffering among the
poorer classes was intense The atmos
phere was humid and frightfully oppres
Pay Your Own Car Pore the Plat
form to Be Adopted
TOPEKA Kan June 30 A new order
will be instituted here tomorrow which
promises to stop the fad of the average
Kansas politician who insists on paying
the street car fare of all his acquaint
ances The society is the Independent Or
der of People Who Refuse to Pay the
Other Fellows Street Cur Fare
A score of prominent society women
have joined and agree to extend the so
ciety to the big cities of the country
through the endless chain system There
are no signs no grips no passwords and
no goat riding The only rule of the or
der is to pay your own fare and require
the other fellow to dig up for himself
F L Vandegrift is national president
Two or tlie IHjiKcit Afloat In an Ac
cidcut at Sea
BOSTON June 30 The- six masted
schooner George W Wells Captain Ar
thur Crowley the second largesj schoon
er afloat was towed into the harbor to
night with a hole stove in her port side
amidships sixty feet long running from
the rail to within three feet of the water
line She was the victim of a collision
with the Eleanor A Percy another six
master and the largest sailing vessel
afloat on Saturday night off Cape Cod
The Percy arrived here a few hours after
with her bowsprit and jlbboom curried
The Wells left here on Saturday night
at 5 oclock sailing in ballim for New
port News while the othrf4dat waa
bound from the latter portrttD Boston
with a cargo of 5300 tons of coal The
collision took place n few miles south of
Cape Cod Hook about 1030 oclock on Sat
urday night and both vessels were carry
ing full sail The wather was clear and
the only explanation for the accident
given by Capt Lincoln Jowett of the
Percy was that the boats were on the
same course and when sighted did not
have time to get out of each others way
The Perc struck head on amkwhlps
fairly boring her bow into the po tside
of the Wells The entire rail for sixty
feet was carried away and a hole taper
ing down to within three feet of the wa
ter line In the shape of a half circle was
stove in the Wells The Wells shorten
ed up her ntl and started to work back
to Boston but was picked up by the tug
Elsie and Vestor which towed her hacL
to port
The Percy worked her way to Boston
arriving a few hours after the Wells
iliTo To Jjaa Francixeo Oil 0G75
and Return
Via JI V- O It n
Account International Contention Epworth
League TitKits Rood going July 4 to 12 var
iable routes returning For full information
tall on amenta 7t7 loth 6L 610 li aie or at
Etation N J ae and C st
1001 ItiiHtlc W eutber Hoarding SlrO per J New Hemloclc Felloe Pnliiin 1JA c
Si Co 100 sij ft and up at otli and X Y aye avr each bright 2cw Ljbbey Co
Price One Orr
A ProjcctDrawn Upbj the Special
Commission Piwahetl
Xo Provision Yet Made Itcnrdlntr
the Chooxinfr of n Prenldcnt and
Semite Power of Intervention
by the Government Eliminated
HAVANA June SO The project for an
electoral law as drawn up by the commis
sion appointed for the purpose ha3 been
published It only deals with the elec
tion of representatives provincial gover
nors councilors mayors and ayunta
mlentos A law regarding the election of
a President and Senate Js not outlined as
The report says that the election of pro
vincial councilors is most urgent as
these councilors together with doubla
their number of electors will together
elect a Senate and the Senate and House
of Representatives together will decide
regarding the election of a President The
project in conformity with tho constitu
tion recognizes the representation of mi
norities The constitution says that the
House of Representatives shall consist of
one member for every 25000 Inhabitants
This will give Havana seventeen mem
bers Santa Clara fourteen Santiago
thirteen Matanzas eight Plnar del IUo
seven and Puerto Principe four The
electors may vote for eleven members In
Havana nine in Santa Clara eight in
Santiago five In Matanzas four in Pinar
del Rio and three in Puerto Principe
Regarding provincial councilors the
constitution says that the number In
each province shall not exceed twenty
nor be less than eight The project gives
Havana twenty Santa Clara and San
tiago seventeen each Matanzas fifteen
Pinar del Rio twelve and Puerto Principe
eight The eIectorsfan vote lor thirteen
councilors in Havana eleven each in
Santa Clara and Santiago ten in Matan
zas eight in Pinar del Rio and five In
Puerto rrinclDe
The project nays that the commission
wished to preventfat all cost the -intervention
of the Government in the elec
tions since many of the authorities have
shown incapacity In these matters while
others used their authority in a despotic
manner for their personal ends On such
a foundation the rule of local chiefs Is
based The commission has taken away
all right of Intervention on the iiart of
the governmental authorities and puts
all election matters in the hands of an
electoral commission composed of mem
bers of the different political parties
Regarding the final decision of the va
lidity of the election of Representatives
and provincial councilors this rests with
the House of Representatives and the pro
vincial councils respectively The law 13
largely based on the former electoral law
inougn any candidate occupying a posi
tion of authority under the Government
or any oflicer elected by popular vote
tnbst resign his otrlce three months before
the elections -
The granting of- the maximum number
of members of orovincial councils is con
sidered to be a Tadical measure No wpn
der can be expressed at the action of the
commission In doing away with inter
vention in elections by Government offi
cials as it is universally claimed that
in the election of delegates to the Con
stitutional Convention the civil governors
and mayors intervened in the most bare
faced manner
General Gomez and Senor T Estrada
Palma are spoken of as the American can
didates for the Presidency Jt is said
that Sencr Palma who Is accused of be
ing an annexationist will be called on to
make a declaration to the contrary
Gualbcrto Gomez says he will not vote
for any candidate for President who does
not declare himself jjposedto the Piatt
Many of the politicians are- sjjfient s to
whom they will support thouglvhey say
there will be a determined opposition to
Senor Palma in favor of Senor Masso The
Nacfon says that Senor Palma before
becoming a candidate will have to pre
sent his accounts as the representative of
the Cuban Junta in New York It 13
stated in some quarters that Senor Palma
is sure to be a candidate
Shrewd Denver Cnrd Manipulators
Find Them Enny VIctlitiH
DENVER CoL June 30 G Retter and
F Bruckner bankers of Berlin Germany
have been introduced to the quiet game
of ante and after sacrificing their letters
of credit and all their loose cash were
willing to renew tho game They came
back to the St James Hotel to request
an advance and disclosed their infatua
tion for a pair of bunco men who are
said to be the smartest of their kind
One who called himself Colonel
Brooks met the Germans at a ticket
ofllce and invited them to inspect- the
United States mine The strangers ac
quiesced and were charmed to meet a
friend of the colonels who Importuned
the party because of the heat of the day
to go to his rooms where to kill time
cards were introduced
When tho police visited the wit- t11
bunco men had fled i s -well-known
gang an
fleeced Delmonico thi
Captain Haft 3IaSc iie lmlcpcnd
enee Mioai Her Speed
NEW IIONDON Conn June 30 After
mqkiiigayijrandrun the sloop Independ
encJFcJimetjanchor off the Pequot House
thls -evening The performance of tho
Boston craft was a wonderful one
In nn even eight hours of sailing with
the wind almost head on she slid through
the water from Vineyard Haven to New
London Light a distance of eighty miles
as the crow flies averaging ten knots an
hour but making at times on several
stretches much better speed For more
than one half of the stretch tho water
was suited perfectly to the flat floored
yacht and she went along under work
ing topsails and three lower sails at a
great pace
The best work gotten out of the yacht
by Captain HnfT was from halfway be
tween Point Judith and Block Islandto
Watch Hilt a distance of 17 miles wfiea
she traveled at better than a 12 knot clip
Eii w or tli Leajrue Sun Francisco
Tickets 0525 on regular trains July i toU
via Chesapea aml Onio hallway official route -
a Jniitfton district Special train July S with
mandard anil excursion Pullmans through with
out cbansc Return limit August 3L
Iteduced Kates to San Francisco
Via Pennsylvania Railroad
Account Epworth League Convention 6i75 lor
the round trip Tukets on sale July 4 to IS with
final limit of Vugust 51 For furthT informatioa
apply to tiulet agnt2
Carpenters lists lild on Iotfv Coiu
pltte satisfaction at Cth and X Y are

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