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• garter Harrison Shot
•-•!:> /■" by a Lunatic
-• : .>v- * - — •
The murder Was Most
: .\55 Deliberate.
■.; And Each One Struck the Vic
iv ~ tims Body.
|:1-: ; — : —
". : Jumping on a Car, the Murderer
:fi.i ßode '- to the Police Station
(--:■-.'•' H:-'- and Surrendered.
''./.-. Chicago. Oct. 28.— Another crank has
''.; followed the bent of his mania, and Car
• ie_.il. Harrison, five times Mayor of Chi
-•'£«£-. and one of the best known men in
_:..' -.the; West, lies dead at his home, 231 South
■ ; A?hla_i_l boulevard. Three bullets entered
. .; fill; body „ two making wounds sufficient to
,•';•:;• jfesuse death. The murder was committed
_t>y Eiffeene Patrick Frendergast, a paper
icarrier, who bad declared that Mayor
garrison had promised to make him cor- !
poration counsel and had not kept his
word. This, he said, was his sole reason
'-.'■ ;,foi. Conimittlng the crime.
•'. _ The only person In the house at the time
; : :r-f the .shooting, besides Mr. Harrison, was
:. :■; _..!. : _.on> William Preston Harrison, aged
h years, and the servants. Shortly before
':.'.. ; :;p"clf.ck .the door bell rang, and when
Mary Hanson, a domestic, opened the door
: ■■•'. confronted by a man about 5 feet
;':.;'.:s.^nches high, smooth shaven, with clean
.:'.'•■ .cut features lit up by a pair of dark eyes.
v.jfS'Ts Mr. Harrison in?" asked the man,
*..: ..inv.. quiet, pleasant voice.
:;.'£'-;" Yes, sir," replied the girl, as she threw
■•'. : : ;.bp_n the door to admit his entrance.
*, ;v_- :***_ "would like to see him, please," said
''* £!_.?» man, as he walked toward the back
iiiiiX of the hall.
:'':'&. Mayor Harrison was in the dining-room.
Which : opened into the rear of the hall,
.^nd.. hearing the man ask for him he
'•._ : i;'.Pt£.)pi_d into the hall and walked toward
Fr.endei._a st. Without saying a word
__">;.ih : f-. murderer drew a revolver and com
.;.*-sin_£fced to fire. He pulled the trigger but
.' : '.... Lree times, and every bullet hit its
.mark. One bullet shattered Harrison's
. .-ieftfjb-U-d, another passed into the lower
.;rijjt.-8W» of the abdomen, making a
..:';*wou.nd. that would have bee'i mortal
.;'(:;w|iihiny:a few days. The third bullet
; W4^er e 3 his chest slightly above the heart,
' -*;*m___; this wound wasi the immediate cause
. ':of; death.
•;;.; As soon as Prendergast began to fire
VlJsr_lson turned and walked rapidly to-
Warj..the dining-room. He passed through
; : the. room nnd into the butler's pantry,
i.V.w.&ere, weakened by loss of blood, he fell
■■■ -to the floor. Frendergast did not follow
bis vtc.im, but placed the revolver in bi3
.'/pocket with the same deliberation that
had marked all of his actions and started
toward the door. Just as he was passing
out William Preston Harrison came tear
. ing down the stairs and tbe family coach
i-i-ati ran into the rear end of the hall. The
crliiß of Mary Hansen directed the son to
Where bis f.ther lay. but the coachman
•. -.a? after other game. He had a revolver
'■■'' of $19 own and as quick as he realized
'..//•fcliit had occurred he sent a bullet after
;|th*.dlsappearing form of the murderer.
. ; :;'; : : A second time he fired, but both bullets
. V>w eirt; wild. Running to the door thecoach-
V;.m:ap prepared to continue hostilities, but
■':; 'several people were just then entering to
J earn the cause of tbe shooting, and by the
•V.t)ißj_{ the coachman reached the sidewalk
;. the -.murderer had disappeared.
]_' ■ Across Ashland boulevard, directly op
_•/ ftpostti. the Harrison restdeuce, is the home
;-;-01-v.W;J. Chalmers, a wealthy maker of
.>5-mlp:i_jg. machinery. Chalmers was stand
ing: Uj>on the front steps of his residence
-when the shots were fired and he dashed
.^■ac'roie the street and met Frendergast at
• the jiatft. "What is it?" said Chalmers.
J? -..The man walked rapidly away without
.^.replying and Chalmeis hastened into the
:_ ..house and reached Harrison almost at the
':;';s*me. moment that William Preston 11ar
..:-_Tf .00 found where his father lay.
:,: \ . 'Are you hurt?" asked Chalmers, as he
;' ; and the son of the dying man strove to
raise him.
.!; "I have got my death, Chalmers," re
;': sponded the Mayor. "I'm shot in the
heart, and a dead man."
'.-•"ut moment later Harrison said, with a
voice that was rapidly losing strength,
■ ••unbutton my vest. There's where the
';*v trouble is."
• : '-'- By this time the stricken man bad been
■. 'borne to a couch in an adjoining room, and
•.'a'-, he- spoke Chalmers gently opened his
Waistcoat. The front of his shirt was
soaked: in blood, which welled rapidly
from the wound.
•'. "Xt's through the heart," said the Mayor
v- again, his voice scarcely above a whisper.
. A moment later he sank into unconscious
..' ness, and twenty minutes after receiving
the wound Carter Harrison was dead.
'. When young Harrison came downstairs
■ and learned tbe cause of the shooting be
•' turned In the burglar alarm, and even be-
: -fore he reached his father's side a patrol
■j" wagon filled with officers from the Lake
;. street station was dashing toward
..the Mayor's house. By the time the
.... officers arrived all trace of the murder had
:'-. -been lost, and even before tbe Mayor
■_. breathed his last officers from every ata
.'* ; ..tion in the city were on the lookout for the
>.; murderer.
.-..-■ .-Every possible effort was made to secure
■-*. medical- attendance for Mr. Harrison, but
*■ ■when Dr. Lyman, the first physician to
.-.arrive, reached the Mayor's side he was a
..dead man.
i.; : About twenty-five minutes after the
:;. shooting Sergeant Frank McDonald was
/■standing In the office of the Desplalnes
.'. : >treet Police station. Every available offi
.:_.':- cer had already hurried out to work on the
case arid McDonald was preparing to fol
:-..■■.Tow... The door was jushed, gently open
;.': and In. walked a small, smooth-shaven,
_■■: : . poorly dressed man, carry. a revolver Id
'?•',' his band. He shock like a man with
The Morning Call.
palsey; bis face was white and drawn ;
great drops of perspiration chased each
other down his face, and his tottering limbs
seemed scarcely able to hold him up.
Looking at McDonald straight in the eye,
be said:
"I did it."
"Yon did it?" asked McDonald.
"Yes, 1 did."
"Did what?" said the officer, as he laid
one band on the man's shoulder and witb j
the other took the revolver.
"I shot Mayor Harrison, and that is
what I shot him with," was the reply.
"What made you do it?" asked McDon
"He said be would make me Corporation
Counsel, and he did not; that is what I
shot him for."
Frendergast was trembling so that he
could scarcely stand, and the officer led
him to a chair and asked him a few more
questions, to which Frendergast would
only make the reply he had first given as j
to the cause of the shooting. He said that I
after leaving Harrison's house he bad I
taken a streetcar and started toward the j
Desplaincs-street station with the object
of giving himself up.
"The car did not go very fast," he said, j
"or I would have been here sooner." ' )
The Police Greatly Alarmed for the \
Safety of the Prisoner.
Chicago, Oct. 28.— cell door had j
barely closed behind the murderer when l
an excited crowd begau gathering about
the police station. Patrol wagons rattled j
up to the place, cabs and carriages came |
by the score, and their occupants crowded
and pushed their way Into the office.
There were personal friends of the dead !
Mayor, city officials and tbe merely curi- i she was at once summoned and was pres
ous, crowded against each other in a wild ent when the end came. Miss Howard's
endeavor to learn if the story which had j grief was pitiable. She was completely
spread like wildfire through the city was j overcome and was taken to the house of
true. Carter Harrison Jr., where she spent the
An immense throng gathered outside, night,
too, and the laboring men who bad stopped Carter Harrison Jr. was at Jackson
on their way home added their voices to Park when the news of his father's death
the subdued threats of vengeance, for Mr. ! reached him, aud he hastened home. Mrs.
Harrison was popular with the masses. j Heaton Ousley, the Mayor's daughter.who
The streets were soon filled for blocks, j resides nearly five miles from her father's
and the officers as they looked out of the | residence, received the news by telephone
station windows upon the surging sea of j and hastened to Ashland boulevard, but
angry faces became alarmed for the safety I her father had been dead fully twenty
of their prisoner. A hasty conference • minutes before she arrived. At 1:30
was held and it was decided to remove o'clock this morning the crowd around the
Frendergast to the Central station in the Harrison residence had dispersed.
City Hall. The trembling, pale-faced man The same quiet was not prevalent in
was led between stalwart officers to a rear other portions of the city, however. Ilar
door and hurried away in the darkness. j r j son had a strong hold on the people and
In the meantime tidings of the murder among his friends indignation against
had swept like an electric shock through the murderer is intense. Several meet
the town. Everybody seemed to gather ings nave already beeu held and Chief
about the Central station. Bulletins were Brennan sent out a general order at 1
posted in prominent downtown places, o'clock for the police to disperse all meet
and about them eager (throngs surged and ings and and crowds,
struggled. The newspaper offices were he leading business men of Chicago
besieged by thousands of questioners, and were in attendance upon the Commercial
downtown business for a time was at a c\ab banquet when the news of Harrl
standstill. son's death reached them. The banquet
Before the prisoner reached the City immediately adjourned amid general ex-
Hall news of bis coming had been commu- passions of the most sincere regret at the
nicated to the crowd. The murderer was tragic death of the city's chief executive.
literally iushed through the throng and
taken by a private entrance into Chief of THE NEWS IN WASHINGTON.
Detectives Shea's office. Then the doors
were barred and officers hurried from the
adjacent stations to guard tbe place.
The prisoner, as soon as be. reached the
office, sank exhausted Into a chair, bis
head fell back and his livid face and star
ing eyes presented a ghastly picture. He
is a slenaer man, perhaps 24 years old, with
a beardless and cadaverous face, and, a
stupid, almost idiotic expression. Fora
time the man refused to answer any ques
tions, and at last, in a scarcely audible
voice, he said, "I'm sick. I'm sick."
Chief Shea told him that he was a doctor
and asked, "Why did you kill the Mayor?"
"Well," the man responded, freely, "he
told me he would make me Corporation
Counsel and did not do it, so I shot him;
that's all. I shot him."
"What is your name?" asked the detec
"Prendergast, Patrick Eugene, or Eu
gene Patrick, makes no difference which."
"Where do ynu live?"
"I don't know; around here somewhere,
I guess. I don't live at the railroad tracks,
I'll tell you that," he said emphatically.
The officers experienced great difficulty
in making any further examination, but at
last were convinced that the murderer had
been a newspaper carrier whose route was
in tbe vicinity of the Mayor's home. For
several hours the examination was con
tinued, but little of importance was de
Other witnesses were then examined,
and the prisoner was finally placed in a
cell under the City Hall and additional
policemen stationed about the building
for the night's vigil. All night long the
crowds came and went about tbe place.
Tbe bitter feeling against the murderer
became more intensified as the nlgbt wore
on, and subdued remarks about a con
venient lamp-post aud swift vengeance
were frequently heard.
At one time during the night, as a carriage
drove rapidly down the street, a young
man shouted "There he goes And there
was an immediate rush for the retreating
vehicle, but some one else shouted that
Frendergast was still In the Chief's office
and the crowd returned. flffjH
Mr. Chalmers said late to-night regard
ing the shooting: "I expressed to Mr.
Harrison the hope that ho was not badly
wounded, but he said, 'I'm a dead man.'
He repeated this several times and sank
j so rapidly that we knew there was no hope
for him. Tbe family, of course, is utterly
prostrated. Young Harrison said to me:
'I told father long ago that something like
this would happen. He was too easy in
letting people in to see him, cranks and
everybody else.'
"After we carried Harrison to the
couch," continued Chalmers, "he said it
was useless to try and do anything for him.
and his last words, as nearly as I can re
member, were: "Give me water— Send
for Andie— give me water!"
"Frendergast Is crazy," said Corpora
| tion Counsel Kraus, who was perhaps the
I closest friend Mayor Harrison had. "I
I know bin well, and he called at my office
; and told me he was going to be appointed
J my successor. The man was so palpably
j out of his mind that I dia not consider it
i worth while to talk seriously with him. I
j spoke to the Mayor about it and he said he
j had received threatening letters from the
j fellow, but he paid no attention to them,
; as the man was insane."
i The Grief of the Fiancee of Hayor
Harrison Was Pitiable.
Chicago. Oct. 28.— Miss Annie Howard,
■ fiancee of Mr. Harrison, was in the house
lat the time the fatal shot was fired. In ac
! cordance with the wounded man's request
It Has Caused a Great Shock to
Public Men.
Washington. Oct. 28.— Nothing In years
has so startled the people of Washington
as the tragic death of Mayor Carter H.
Harrison to-night.
The news was received here In an Asso
ciated Press dispatch less than ten minutes
after the horrible occurrence, and in a Bbert
time public men from every quarter of the
city were hastening to Associated Press
rooms to hear the particulars.
Vice-President Stevenson said to an
Associated Press reporter: "I'm shocked
to hear of the terrible tragedy. It almost
passes belief. I have known Mr. Harrison
intimately almost for a lifetime. We
served in Congress together nearly twenty
years ago.
"He was one of the ablest men I have
known/and Chicago probably never had
a more efficient Mayor. He was one of
the remarkable men of his time, and his
loss will be deeply felt in Chicago and
Illinois. I sympathize with his family most
deeply in this great bereavement."
Senator John M. Palmerof Illinois, said
he was so horrified by the Dews of Mayor
Harrison's death tbat he scarcely knew
what to say. "I have known Carter Harri
son Intimately," he continued, "for nearly
thirty years, and his assassination is almost
as shocking to me as was that of President
Garfield. I don't know of anything in the
history.of Illinois politics more to be de
plored. I have known him constantly
since we were boy., and I have always
considered him one of my best friends.
His chances of becoming the next Senator
from Illinois were good, and I beard many
politicians express the belief that lit. would
have practically no opposition. His death
Is a serious blow to the Democratic party
in Illinois, as he was one of the most en
ergetic workers it had. His death is so
sudden, so unexpected and so shocking to
me tbat I can scarcely realize it is true." ,
- Senator Voorhees said: "I consider the
death of Mayor Harrison a calamity, not
to Chicago alone, but to the whole country.
He was a man of national prominence and
one of the foremost men of the Demo
cratic party." ___________
He Was of the Blood of the Great
William Henry Harrison.
Carter H. Harrison was born near Lex
ington, Ky., on February 15, 1825. His
great-great-grandfather was the father of
Benjamin, who was the father of President
William Henry Hariison, and bis grand
father was a first oousin of John C. Breck
inridge and of Benjamin Harrison. By
the death of his father he was left at the
age of 8 years to the care ot his mother,
who was a daughter of Colonel William
Russell of the United States army, the
great Northwestern pioneer. Dr. Lewis
Marshall, brother of the Chief Justice
and the father of Tom Marshall, prepared
him for Yale, where he graduated in 1845.
After graduating In law at Transylauia
and traveling abroad for two years he
settled in Chicago in 1855, Invested in real
estate and became wealthy. He was Com
missioner of Cook County from 1871 to
1874, when he went to Congress, serving
two years. He attracted attention during
the Ilayes-Tildcn contest, when lie intro
duced a resolution for a six-year Presiden
tial term and making Presidents eligible
for one term only but Senators for life at
the expiratiou of their term. He was
elected Mayor of Chicago in 1879, 1881,
188% 1886 and 1593. In 1884 he was the
Democratic candidate against Oglesby for
Governor of Illinois, and in the same year
was delegate-at-large to the national con
vention that nominated Cleveland.
After completing his fourth term as
Mayor, he made a trip around the world
and wrote "A Face With the Sun." In
1890 he visited Alaska and the National
Park of the Yellowstone, and his book,
"Summer's Outing," added to his literary
fame. In 1891 he purchased the Chicago
Times.which he edited until elected Mayor
last April, and which his sons now own.
lie was married in 1855 to Supley Preston.
She died in Europe in 1876.
In 1882 he married Marguerite Steams,
who died in 1887, and he was to have been
married in a few days to Miss Anna How
ard of New-Orleans. At the time of his
death he was a candidate for United
States Senator. During the past six months
he has received the officials and delega
tions visiting the World's Fair, and the
different congresses and conventions from
all parts of the country and the world, and
his welcome addresses constitute a volume
of happy thoughts and suggestions. His
last address was delivered to-day to the
visiting Mayors and municipal officers.
Two Great Battles in Which Harri-
son Engaged.
Carter 11. Harrison occupied a unique
position in the political life of Chicago.
Four times he was elected to the Mayor's
chair, upon the two last occasions being
opposed by almost every paper of prom
inence in that city, both Democratic and
Republican. In fact at the election last
spring his own paper, tHe Times, was the
only daily in Chicago which espoused his
cause. Notwithstanding this opposition
from the press and the tremendous press
ure brought to bear against him thereby
he was elected by a majority of many thou
In his official capacity Mr. Harrison
made many enemies. He was serving his
third term at the time the anarchist
troubles occurred, and his attitude in the
premises at the time naturally made him
many deadly enemies among the turbulent
element to which that terrible calamity
was directly attributable.
However, Mr Harrison's subsequent
acts (have gone far toward eliminating
from the minds of that class any ill
feeling toward him that they may have
attained. In the present hot political cam
paign in Chicago the anarchist question
has been brought prominently to the front
by the nomination of a man for Judge of
the Criminal Court who is reputably
strongly in sympathy with the principles
of that faction in the community. Op
posed to him is Judge Lacy, the man who
presided at the trial of Parsons, Spies,
Nee be, et al., in the now historic case.
Mr. Harrison's paper in this campaign
has espoused the cause of Judge Lacy's
opponent, nnd has been waging a bitter
and relentless war upon the men whom he
in former years has warmly supported.
In connection with Mr. Harrison's death
the part he took in the fight for lite made
by the Garfield Racetrack Association Is
noteworthy. George Hankins, who, since
the retirement of Mike McDonald, is the
king bee among Chicago gamblers, was at
the head of this association, which the
citizens of Chicago for a long time un
availingly sought to suppress. Out of the
trouble which ensued came the murder of
two policemen by a Texas horseman on the
track of the company last summer, and
which the public will readily recall. The
Washington Tark Association was the
rival club to the Garfield, and after the
latter was finally closed up it enjoyed a
practical monopoly of the racing business.
Last year, when Mr. Harrison was
elected to the mayoralty, both clubs came
before him with applications for a license,
but only the Washington Park concern
was successful. Hanklns and his friends
were fearfully enraged at the Mayor for
his action in the premises, and covertly, if
not openly, threatened to even up scores
when the opportunity presented itself, hut
whether this had anything to do with bis
untimely death is a matter of pure con
jecture. Probably It had not.
In business matters Mr. Harrison was a
man of great capacity, unbounded energy
and unswerving determination of purpose.
His embarkation Into the newspaper field
a year or more ago was ridiculed by the
press of Chicago, aud an early failure pre
dicted. The Times had been struggling
along in the meshes of expensive litigation
for years, and had almost entirely lost the
fame and prestige gained for it under the
management of Wilbur F. Story. But con
trary to the wishes, expectation and
genera! belief of its contemporaries the
paper has been a success almost from the
start. Mr. Harrison's strong individuality
marked its every page, and his adaptability
to his newly chosen vocation has been
amply proven and admitted by even his
most uncompromising foes.
Testimony of the Mayor -Upon the
Now Historic Trial.
Carter Harrison was a popular man in
more ways than one. Being many times a
millionaire be could afford to be and was
independent and unconventional in his
beliefs and sympathies. Though be adopt
ed very severe measures at the time of the
anarchistic troubles in Chicago bis testi
mony at the trial of Spies, Parsons et al.
was favorable to them, and has since
formed one of the grounds upon which
Governor Altgeld's pardon of Flelden,
Schwab and Neebe was based.
Mr. Harrison had visited the Haymarket
meeting on that historic evening and was
present while the speaking was in progress
aud up until within a very few moments
before the fatal bomb exploded. At the
trial the Mayor testified that it had been a
peaceable meeting and that no police in
terference was called for. It was a fair
inference from his testimony that had not
Police Captain Bonifield been over of
ficious In marching his men against the
assemblage the bomb would not have been
thrown, and the anarchists and their sym
pathizers so regarded it.
Since then Carter Harrison has in many
ways espoused the cause of working men
and their organizations. He had his own
ideas as to social and economic reforms,
and was not backward about expressing
them. He was an avowed enemy of pri
vate trusts and an open friend of the policy
that would greatly enlarge the economic
duties of the State or municipality, such.
for instance, as the nationalization of the
railroads and telegraph lines amd the mu
nicipal ownership of water and gas. These
and kindred things made Carter Har
rison a popular man, and for many
year*, though Chicago always polled
a heavy Democratic vote on a State or
national Issue, a Democratic Mayor or city
ticket could not be elected uuless it was
indorsed by him.
He was a tali, well-built man, inclined a
little to obesity, and carrying himself
with what some thought rather a pompous
dignity. He wore a short, full, gray beard,
and usually dressed in the height of
fashion without being foppish. He was a
ready speaker in public and was much
sought after as an after-dinner orator and
political stump speaker.
ln private life he was kindly and open
hearted. To newspapermen and inter
viewers he was always friendly and
affable. It was not difficult to approach
Carter Harrison when he was at home.
You had only to ring the bell of his Ash
land-avenue mansion, and like enough
have the d_)or opened for you by the mil
lionaire himself. His house was elegantly
furnished and contained many rare and
costly curios that Mr. Harrison brought
with him on bis return Irom a tour around
the world.
About six years ago, shortly after the
death of his wife, Carter Harrison and his
eldest son set out on this famous tour.
From each country visited Mr. Harrison
wrote lengthy aud exhaustive descriptive
letters, which were illustrated and pub
lished in one of the Chicago daily papers.
These letters attracted a good deal of at
tention, both by reason of their literary
merit and from the entertaining manner
iv which the stoiy of bis travels was told.
Afterward they were published in book
farm, and the volume is now regarded as
one of the standard books of travel.
Carter Harrison made most of his money
in real estate, In the early days he bought
largely, and then had wisdom enough to
hold on to Lis property till the value of
the unearned increment made him a mil
lionaire. He was a relative of ex-Presi
dent Benjamin Harrison. . nd often spoke
of that fact with considerable pride to bis
intimate friends.
During bis incumbency of the mayoralty
many of the public improvements tbat
Chicago now boasts of were set on foot or
completed, and there is scarcely a bridge
across the Chicago River that does not
contain his name as being Mayor at the
time of its projection.
There are two distinct elements In the
Democratic party in Chicago— the radical
and the conservative element. For many
years Carter Harrison has betn theonly
man in the party who co aid unite them
Several times he has done this and only
upon these occasions has tbat party been
successful with its local ticket.
Carter Harrison Spoke to the
Mayors at the World's Fair.
Nobody Dreamed Then That His
Voice Would Be Heard on
Earth No More.
Chicago, Oct. 28.— This was "Mayors'
day" at the World's Fair, and scores of
Mayors of American cities were in attend
ance. The weather was cloudy and cold,
with a chill wind from the north and the
temperature rapidly falling. It was the
last big day of the fair, except the closing
day, Monday. The exercises began with
the fanfare of "Universal Peace" by six
teen trumpeters in herald's costume,
sounded ' from the four sides of the
Court of Honor as the visitors
entered the grounds. This was
followed by an address of welcome
in the Music-ball by Mayor Harrison, and
responses by several of the visiting Mayors
and exposition officers and music by a
selected choius. Then the people assem
bled on Administration plaza and joined
in singing patriotic songs, led by large
orchestras, and followed by the ringing of
the new Liberty bell and the booming of
The women held exercises In Assembly
Hall, listening to addresses by well-known
members of that sex and one by Paul dv
Chaillu, the famous African explorer.
The Ancient Order of United Workmen
also held a special celebration Id Festival
Hall and the Odd Fellows of Chicago gave
a prize drill on the Government plaza.
The debate about agricultural implements
having the right to be examined without
field trials, as tbe rules of the Exposition
provide, occupied the whole time of the
National Commission to-day. Commis
sioner St. Clair declared that the fight
would not end in the commission if they
defeated the proposition, but would be
carried to Congress, and those who created
the National Commission would be asked
to interfere in the matter, to the cud that
justice might be done to manufacturers
who bad been arbitrarily shout out.
A meeting was held to-day for the pur
pose of continuing the fair next year,
which Carter Harrison advocated in his
address before the Mayors to-day. Another
meeting will be held to consider the sub
ject to-morrow.^Si|_|iPsi_^S____fflß^v
A committee of eight bas been appointed
to wind up the fair and make a report to
the President of the United States. The
committee consists of President T. W.
Palmer and Commissioners St. Clair, Mos
sey, Lannon, Thatcher, Martin, Tousley
and Butler.
. The total admissions to-day were 275,664,
of which 240,732 paid.
France and Russia
Stand United.

They Are Allies to the
Alexander Thanks Carnot for
Hospitality to His Sailors.
There Were Some Trifling Inconve
niences Along With the Love
Showered Upon the Russ.
Paris, Oct. 28.— The Russian fetes,
which kept all the main thoroughfares of
this city congested and the people who
thronged them wildly joyful, were pro
longed from Lyons to Toulon. Before
starting for Toulon President Carnot was
visited by the Czai's brothers, the Grand
Duke Sergius. Governor of Moscow, and
the Grand Duke Paul, who had been in
structed by telegrams from the Czar to
come to Paris and express to the President
the heartfelt thanks of the Czar and
Czarina at the magnificent and cordial re
ception given to the Russian squadron and
its officers.
The Grand Duke Sergius, in thanking
President Carnot, said, "Russia and
France are now indissolubly united in
a current sympathy, the strongest that
two great nations have ever known."
President Carnot responded with the
utmost good feeling, and called on the
Grand Dukes directly they had returned
to their hotels and then started for
Toulon, taking with him the Foreign,
nome and Naval Ministers, and M.
Humbert, who was twenty years ago in
tbe Toulon jail as a convicted communist
with iron chains riveted on his legs.
Put Humbert, now president of the
Town Couucil of Paris, is fully aware of
his own importance and lost no chance to
show himself a courtier of the potentate
of Siberia. Most of Humbert's fellow
Town Councilors kept pace with him and
poured out the public money like water on
civic feitivities made at the cost of the
taxpayers. Handsome gifts were made to
Admiral Avellau and his officers, and at
the ball previous to their departure from
Paris there was the final effort of the
festivity, as at it tbe ladies, moved by
patriotic ardor, came forward in turn to
let the Russian officers dance witb and em
brace them.
The Russians, while being driven
through the streets of Paris, had to kiss
infants by the score, while the mothers
who handed up the wee things themselves
embraced the guests, showing the indis
solubility of the union. In Toulon, where
the people universally smell of garlic,
this kissing and embracing ordeal was
much mote trying than in Paris.
And now the visit of Admiral Avellau
is at an end and be goes up the Mediter
ranean on a cruise, and the great thorough
fare, look Ilk- a ballroom just deserted,
anil into which the light of dawn had
come. One only sees wearied eyes and
pallid or congested faces. Those worse off
are the Russian visitors, they having been
surfeited with banqueting and rounds of
Che indiscretion of Emperor William
helped to swell the Russian triumph. He
says and does foolish things, and his hav
ing entertained the Prince of Italy at
the Metz review made the French back
rise and the blood of Frenchmen boil.
The mob is not blamed for crying "Vive
le Czar 1"
The French want an ally against Ger
many, and they want to wrest from her
Alsace aud Lorraine, but their statesmen
play more than a dangerous game, and
Europe may at any time be "Cossacked"
through republican France.
Eiffel, who was convicted of swindling
the Panama shareholder out ot about
000,000. asked to take Admiral Avellan
up in his tower. Arthur Meyer of Gaulois,
ex-secretary of Blanche Antigony, the
original of "Nana," was charged with the
organization of a gala representation at
the opera, and he invited all the theatrical
Mme. Malba, whose name was dragged
In the dust with that of the Duke of Or
leans, was invited to participate; the
Princess de ("dartres, whose theater name
was Mme. Melba, was also invited and
came; Yvette Gullbert, famous for songs
not sung in polite circles; Mme. Jodie,
noted for Innuendo; Irma Pocbot, noted
for ber canaille style; Emilionna Llencon,
reputed for pagan vices, were present and
were exalted in the highest degree. The
state-box at the opera was filled with
duchesses and other grand ladies to keep
the Baroness yon Mohrenhein and Mme.
Carnot, wife of the President, in counten
What power can a nation showing such
scandalous incongruity exert in control
ling forces which it has been rashly
loosening? It has enormous military
strength, but wants moral backbone.
Every one professes to want peace, but,
with popular emotion to lead the knaves
wanting great military contracts, may
easily, helped by irresponsible politicians
iv Parliament, laud France in war.
In any case, Russia will be the ruling
and directing party. The Germans claim
to believe that France has not yet been
allowed to see all her ally's drift, which
is that of Ignatieff in 1 So;. 1 doubt whether
the French understand wnat they are
doing, and in any case, Europe has entered
into a new phase of historical evolution.
[Copyrighted.] Emily Crawford.
A Fresh Link Is Added to Those
Uniting the Countries.
- Toulon, Oct. 28.— The great series of
fetes in honor of the visiting Russian sail
ors is at an end,' and the visitors carry
away with them as mementos presents to
the value of $250,000, and as the Russian
ships are preparing' to turn their prows
seaward it may safely be said that no
where in the history of a nation has there
been such demonstrations of sympathy and
universal enthusiasm as was displayed
here, in Paris, Lyons and Marseilles, upon
the occasion of the visits of guests of the
President Carnot to-day received the
following message from the Czar: "At
the moment of the departure of the Rus
sian squadron from France, I am particu
larly desirous of expressing to you how
deeply touched and gratified 1 am at the
warm and splendid reception my sailors
have met with in all the ports while on
French soil. This is evidence of the keen
sympathy which has once more been dis
played with so much eloquence, and will
add a fresh link to those uniting the two
countries, nnd will, I hone, contribute to
the strengthening of the general peace, the
object of their most constant endeavors
and wishes."
After All That Does Not Affect tho
Main Question.
Loxdox. Oct. 28.— The Franco-Russian
fetes, and the less striking proceedings at
Soezzia in counection with the visit of the
British fleet, bave been followed with the
keenest interest here, and although the
Italian fetes were characterized with more
moderation and reserve, they are unques
tionably regarded as of equal and perhaps
more political significance than their
French parallel, where the hysterical en
thusiasm provoked many a cynical smile.
The Frenchmen seemed lost to all sense of
the ridiculous, and the incongruity of the
tricolor symbol of " Liberty, Equality and
Fraternity" flying at the masthead of t.he
Czsar's warships passed unnoticed.
At Toulon yesterday a conspicuous ob
ject was the pinnace placed at President
Carnot's service. It was Napoleon Ill's
state barge. The imperial eagle had been
removed from the prow and replaced by a
military figure of France. A tent of red
velvet, fringed with gold, covered the
afterpart of the vessel, which was manned
by eleven sailors, the cockswain being a
captain in the navy. As President Carnot
stepped on board to review the Russian
fleet, a square, tricolor flag, inscribed
with a large "C," was posted over the bow,
while the national ensign flew at the stern.
The boat bad a most picturesque appear
Probability That the McCreary Bill
Will Now Pass.
Washington, Oct. 28.— Representatives
Maguire and Caminetti met Senator Mor
gan, chairman of the Foreign Relations
Committee, to-day by appointment.
After some discussion of the Chinese
matter it was developed that the only ob
jection Morgan had was to the photo
graphic feature, and this was based more
on the danger that might come fiom it in
litigations than to it in the abstract.
He expressed himself as willing to carry
out the compromise made in the House,
and there seems to be no doubt now that
the measure will go through.
A Stricter Control.
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 28.— Japanese
authorities have decided to exercise a
stricter control of poaching vessels in the
Kurile Sea, aud have called on tbe inhabi
tants of the island to assist. So far no
arrests have been reported.
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