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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - March 9, 1903, Boston, Massachusetts MIND Football and Yale Game Near AndDearto Undergraduates, Harvard Crimson Comments Editorially On Magazine Article of Prof Hollis. “No Such Unrepresentative Statement Should Have Appeared Over His Name”—“It Seems, to Say the Least, Inconsistent.” THE BOSTON GLOBE -MONDA Y, MARCH 9. 10ft3. POLICEMAN . ! BE vigilant. SHOT DEAD.! --- , KENTUCKY’S RICHEST HORSEWOMAN. Conllnnril from Hip Klrxt Pngp. Rev George F. Stanton , Sounds Alarm, Worldliness Gaining Ground Too Fast, He Thinks. perpr reached Hic city. J Churches Neglected id born a volley of i Satan Active. and The article on football by Prof Hollis continued to ba tho general topic of ' conversation amonK the undergraduates at Harvard yesterday. The sentiments expressed were much the same as on Saturday, universally against the abolition of tho. Yale game. It in not very often that there Is such Unanimity of opinion among the Harvard undergraduates as there is on this question. And this is probably due to the fact that football and the Yale gamo ate so near and dear to the hearts of the men in Cambridge. The article which appeared in yesterday’s Globe on the attitude of the Harvard faculty on football caused considerable apprehension among the undergraduates, for it came na a surprise to most of them. They feel, however, that with the needed reforms the faculty would readily consent to the continuation of the game. The Harvard Crimson will comment editorially on the article by Prof Hollis this morning, and the editorial Is a fair expression of the undergraduate opinion: “Prof Hollis* article on football in tho Graduates Magazine contains many truths which nre realized by all of us, but the inconsequent conclusion Is one which is not at all representative of our undergraduate, feeling. Most of us would Mkt to see certain ,reforms and improvements in some of’ the present methods, but we do not believe that the way to remedy the evils is the revolutionary one of giving up the Yale game. There Is a far blitter way, which lies In moderating tin' existing rules and getting a result which will do away with the most objectionable of the bail features. ‘•While not written In an official way, the article will have groat notoriety throughout the country as being from the pen of the chairman of our athletic committee, and it will he considered an (expression of our undergraduate opinion. We fee] that this fact should have been realized by the writer, and no such unrepresentative statement, should have appeared over his name. It seems, to say the least. Inconsistent that Prof Hollis, who Is a member of the committee for framing un athletic agreement with Yale, should make the plain statement that the Yale game should he given up. This assertion. 1 which cannot possibly be beneficial to the university, Is. we feel sure, one which few Harvard men will support.” | into police headquarters and Webern* dorfer was also taken there. Dr Graves attended the man and found him badly used up. • An alarm was immediately sent I around the city by the pollee and In a I few moments the entire detective depart-J merit, accompanied by I .'I policemen, J wont to the scene of the murder. J A thotough search for Chambers was I begun. Despite tho diligent, search of I tho policemen and detectives not a I clew' could be founds as to tin i traters of the murder. The ear, when It showed that there ha j shots fired at tho three defenseless men. Tho shots having been tired while the trolley pole was off, tile three men were In darkness and were caught like rats in a trap. At the time of the shooting the streets were pratically deserted because of the heavy downpour of rain, which had been falling all evening, hut the news spread about the city like wildfire, and half an hour after the car carrying Its unfortunate victim had reached the renter of the city, there were at least 300 persons In the vicinity of police headquarters, where the body had been taken. and public feeling Is running high. Inside the station was a sad scene. Tho father of the dead officer, together with his brother, had been summoned, j and when they saw the son and brother lying dead, the victim of a foul nssas- . ,RSt evening by Rev George F. Stanton. sin, they were so overcome that the j who was called upon to fill the pulpit at scene was heartrending. •    I    -    . Mayor Ktlduff and Chief of Pollee Egan hurried to headquarters and were “ Liberty of Conscience Folic we J By Looseness of Morals.” Modern Social Life is Being Corrupted By Sin. “The Fight of Faith" was the a sermon pt cached In Park-st last evening by Rev G< title of church win busy directing policemen to dlffer-j ent parts of the city In an effort to eap-1 titre the murderer*. Doth officials In an 1 Interview said that they felt positive that the murder was the work of Waterbury men. Shortly after midnight the searchlrig officers name upon motorman Chambers, who is not over 20 years of age. His bend was covered with blood, he having been pounded with the butt end of a revolver. The young man told a startling story of liis experience. He said that as soon •is tie leaped from the ear four men followed him, firing their revolvers. He ran ut top speed for the swamps near , by. and win n he discovered that his I of our a few hours’ notice, owing to tho Indisposition of the pastor, Dr Withrow. The preacher did not take a very rosy view of prevailing social conditions from a religious standpoint, and he Indicated an arduous task Iii store for the church, In combating tho agents of Satan. “Liberty of conscience has been followed,’’ he asserted, “by looseness of morals. A majoilty of the people today are Irreligious and although such changes come about slowly, it is natural that In time the irreligious majority THREE GONE, Revenue Cutter Dexter Loses Men. MISS CLARA I). D. BELL. Miss Clara p. D. Bell, Kentucky’s richest girl, Is an enthusiastic equestrl- should secure laws la conformity to j nn. While other wealthy young women i their views.    j    dote on their exquisite gowns and court | “Today the churches arc neglected, elaborate receptions and balls, Miss I while multitudes spend Sunday In Idle- ] Bell is hest satisfied With a few hours ness at home, or In boisterous mirth | In the open air behind a pair of fast-Upon the highways, or upon excursions t stepping harness horses or mounted on kind or another, indifferent to j a saddler of royal pedigree and home- •Idunlify. conventional, and even In y has dared to adapt the ay of riding astride. She graceful to a degree. Her brown and complexion vigorous and healthful. She Is cultured, having been educated at the best institutions of learning, but being fond of home and outdoor life, she has gone as little Into society as is possible for her to do in a section Of tile country where a person .of her wealth and beauty Is so badly needed to add to the charmed circle. Miss Bell Is the only daughter of the late Col D. D. Bell, who Inherited from his father vast Kentucky estates. It Is reckoned that she is worth easily a million dollars. The tux assessors have succeeded in locating over $700,000 of property, not counting her personalty, Including horses, carriages and the like, and to say nothing of jewels, etc. She resides with her mother, now the wife of Arthur Cary, president of the Lexington & Eastern railroad, at the old Bell homestead on Broadway, facing Woodlawn park, which she owns. Miss Bell Is one of the few rich women of the country that knows what she wants and buys for herself. She. conducts personally her purchases , rrew arrlVe« on the Kaiser Wilhelm of horses, and. although one of the hest customers of the great horse sales firms I ller crosse, here, and is almost a dally visitor to Alleged to Have Joined the Zeigler Expedition. Went to New York and Sailed for Hamburg, Expected to Awalt Arrival of Cap! Coffin and Others of Crew. Latter in New York and Will Leave Tuesday. NEW BEDFORD, March 8-Thrce of ♦ he crew of Ir Ft revenue cutter Dexter have been missing since last Monday, and it is charged that they have deserted the service to go with Capt Edwin Coffin, who is to command tho Zeigler polar expedition. They are registered on tho cutter’s hooks as Frank Cowing, quartermaster, of New Bedford; Alfred Ueddow, ordl-I nary seaman, from London; Alfred Montrose, seaman, from Lowell. They obtained shore leave last Monday, and the Dt xter’s officers have obtained information that leads them to believe they signed to go on tho America. They have been traced to Fall River, where they were provided with plain clothes by a man supposed to he an agent of the expedition. They went to New Yolk, where they remained until Friday night, when they sailed for Hamburg. where it Is supposed they will remain until the rest of the America’s REPLY SATISFIES. Argentine Minister Hears from Hay. RIVERSRISINGRAPIDLY Warnings Sent to Places South of Cairo, Views of Unifed Stales Were Asked Weather Bureau Says to Prepare for on Question of Liability for Debts. ! oi Least 50 Feet of Waler. Arbitration Advised Where Other Means Fail. BUENOS AYRES. March S-The Na-cion today publishes an interview with .Foreign Minister Drago, in which the minister declare* that Senor Garcia Merou, the Argentine minister at Washington, has telegraphed to him announcing that the response of Sec Hay to an Argentine note setting forth the Argentine government’s ideas regarding Venezuela and Monroeism, is satisfac-| tory. DEBTS ToToREIGNERS. Many Families Have Been Forced to Abandon Their Homes. CAIRO. Ill, March 8—The observer of the weather bureau has sent out warnings to places south of Cairo to prepare for at least 50 feet of water. Rain fell yesterday and last night over the wa tersheds of the Ohio, Wabash, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, and in many places where the rivers were falling yesterday they are rising again today. A vast territory around ai\d below Cairo is now covered with water, and many families have been forced to abandon their homes. While there is no immediate danger at Cairo, there is danger in the lowlands between Cairo and Memphis. Sec Hay Advised Arbitration Where Other Methods Fail—Speeches of President Quoted.    ,    «_ WASHINGTON, March 8—The com- |5>riLL RISING AT PADUCAH. munication from the Argentina govern- n merit referred to in the Buenos Ayres uhio River is Higher Than Ever Be-dispatch, it is understood here, was a fore Since the Great Flood of 1Sftd direct result of the blockade of the    ,    IOiW ports of Venezuela by the allied Euro-    8    r'butanes Rising, pean nations.    PADUCAH,    Ky,    March 8—The Ohio It was learned here tonight that Senor nver- which is higher than ever before Drago, the minister of foreign affairs    since    the great    flood or    18S4, is still ris- of Argentina, sent to the minister here,    *nK tonight, as    are the    Wabash, Cum- Garcia Merou, a long instruction giving    berlsnd, Tennessee and    other    tribathe views of his government on the    tar,es, and    the situation    from here to general question of tile liability of    Cairo is the    worst that has been    known American states for debts growing out    tor years of injuries to foreigners or of default    _ in the payment of loans contracted bv    FLOOD    PREDICTED the state Argentina desired to know’ how the    I    Ohio    Riv*.. a    d: i    a „. government of the United States re-    I    v'mo    Mlvei is    Rising    at Cincinnati garded the question. Whether this communication was made the subject of a formal representation to this government or merely a verbal statement from the minister could not be learned, but it is stated that Sec Hay in his reply to tho minister quoted from President Roosevelt’s recent messages and advocated settle- j At midnight the body of the dead nffl-l cor was taken from police headquarters to the morgue, where Medical Examiner 1 Graves will hold an Inquest. Mayor Kllduff said that tonight’s Incident was like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky. Saturday night was particularly quiet and there was not a single report of stone throwing. “That the men who committed this prime Intended to do damage I have not the least doubt," said tho mayor, “but whether they planned a murder Is another question, and a question which I have not settled in my own mind. Every effort Is being made by the police department to round them up.” Mondlcsohn was one of the most popular members of Hie pollee department, and had served three years, fie was a young man, married and had three children, the oldest 5 years. Sheriff Prepared to Act. NBW HAVEN. March 9-Sheriff Dunham said he had not been Informed officially that any disturbance had taken place in Waterbury, and, therefore, would not go to the scene tonight. He will hold himself in readiness, however, to go at a moment’s notice, and, lf necessary, to send a posse. GROWTH^) F INSANITY. Dr William A. White, Expert, Says It is Most Prevalent in New England and California. WASHINGTON. March 8—Dr William A. White, director of tLe Binghamton branch of the New York insane asylum, in a lecture here on the “Geographical Distribution of Insanity,” advanced some new and interesting opinions. He declared that insanity is increasing much more rapidly than population. The chief causes, he said, are alcoholism, mental worry, despair, disappointment and all the other pains that afflict the mind in a highly civilized state, w’hero the struggle for existence is sharp and pitiless. from a religious point, was learned rived from scientific discoveries by de- Much of value, both vout Christians, and through toe agency i and psychological view of charlatans throws linen as obsta- I by his hearers. /.Iou I,, .w,.    .    v- .. ..    —•    •    -    •    -    . “WHAT IS SIN?” their barns looking for horses to suit her fancy, she is seldom imposed upon or buys a worthless animal by following her own Judgment. des in the path of the Christian church. “Satan has also discovered Hie power of the press and uses it to accomplish untold mischief to the church, sending error into every household, to counteract the effect of the Bible and the tract sent out by the church. "Worldlnegs Is steadily creeping into the church, while intemperance, licentiousness. love of pleasure and thousands of other forms of sin are getting into modern social life." The preacher’s prescription for the ills enumerated was a paraphrase of Nel son’s signal to the fleet at Trafalgar: “England expects every ipan to do his duty.” The form given It by the preacher was, "The clunch experts every man to do his duty in fighting the good fight for'falth.”    - He declared that no distilled or diluted theology is wanted in the present exigency, but "God’s word from the everliving page. burning from the furnace of truth.” There should be no, trembling on the part of the Christian worker, save for fear of a failure in fidelity to Christ. There can be no true and lasting reform in society, he said, which is not built on the gospel of Christ. CALL TO DR BARBOUR. Rev Herbert S. Johnson Preaches on Beacon St’s Answer to the Question. Words of reproach and warning to the cultured Back Bay resident for his attitude toward sin, were uttered by Rev Herbert S. Johnson, pastor of the War-ren-av Baptist church last evening. The address was the second in a series on “What is Sin?” Last night he sought to tell what was Beacon's st’s answer to this question. The Beaeon-st point of view of sin was described by the speaker to be a favorite one. It is that sin is an incident in our life, that it is necessarily expected In greater or less degree, but that culture wilt overcome it and that it does not follow that punishment will be suffered for sin. “That is the view of sin,” said Rev Mr Johnson, “that a great many people of the Beaeon-st type hold. They are people of social prominence, many of them have reputations for philanthropy, and they have exceptional culture and learn- __I    big.'    Their    view    is nothing uusuai, but Meetinn of th. -r^-__  _    ,    |    I for one believe It to be not only mis meeting or the Tremont Temple I taken, but dangerous. Members to be Held Friday to ™‘'Thc tr.oub,e lBV <th? peop,le ,of rnaay to i Beacon st are not fair judges of sin. Though some of them have been abroad and. traveled extensively, yet their experience of the hard things of life is CURIOUS FIGHT. Brookline Man Once Was Laborer. Therefore is "Unqualified” to Be a Selectman. Capt Frank Newcomb of the Dexter has communicated with the authorities at Washington, and ll S officers wens boro yesterday investigating the matter. A sailor of the critter who came near being one of the party is the chief witness. According to his story, Capt Cof- friends he has consented to try. He is    .    ___________ » nr- eminently qualified to hold any office    J    ,in had considerable difficulty securing the (own may give him. His knowledge    I    men.    An    offer of    good pay and easy businesslike nnd his    j work    was    made to    live of the crew the sailor says, but only three accepted. Quartermaster Cowing was promised  ____ ,    buartermastership    of    the    America; PETITION TO SEC HAY. ---- Release from Siberia Sought for Vincente Milickewicz, Otherwise Known as William Miller. Owing to the rain and the short time of the call, there was but a small at- This the Only Argument Against Him. Act on the Matter. ’ It was announced yesterday at the morning service in Tremont temple that definite steps would be taken this week to have the call of the deacons to Rev Water Commissionar Riley Center of Strange Contest. very limited. People who sit in their easy chairs in a magnificent study with    ~    " the odor of violets ubout them, and ) Dr Clarence A Barbour adopted by The j Ti!1 The'time^canh^form A Frufjudg- I Horace James' Care3r Recalled church members.    ,    merit of men in the coal trust or the i The announcement was    ma de    bv    nc-i    I oil trust. They cannot form as good a I*.__, i. .    J    I    Vlf, mil.toi* TI. I, I, + tViolt- notices meeting be ha by the Incident, Dr White said insanity is most prevalent in regions where competition was strongest and where the struggle for existence rages the fiercest. Thus, the 1 two great centers of Insanity in the United States are New England, where there is < ne insane person for every 335 inhabitants, and California, where there is one lunatic for every ASO people. The region of least insanity, he said. is that section of the west from tile Rockies to the Mississippi, comprising the great agricultural and stock-raising belt. He showed that insanity is unknown among the Indians and almost so among the southern negroes, although in the north, where the negro comes in competition with white labor, his suicide rate runs to a high point. Dr White presented some figures which seem to indicate that of all oc- ,     - here again today and it is reported to be rising at upper points. The weather bureau reported for. the merit of disputes by arbitration when 24 hours ending at 8 a rn a rainfall of the claims were not capable of adjust- 2.03 inches at Cincinnati, 1.82 at Opium ment by the peaceful methods of diplo- bu3i 2.42 at Evansville, 2.0S at Chat minCythis connection it is well known tanooga from their public statements on the and at Points Above. CINCINNATI, O, March 8—The Ohio i carnations that of agriculture Is the least river, which fell last night below the ' Manic to produce insanity. The popula-danger line of 50 feet, lias been rising 1 ti on of mining and lumber camps has a v, ___•- - -    relatively high rate of Insanity, whereas in all farming sections it Is exceedingly ,    ,    ,    .    day, March 36. ■,    I    changed his theological views and con- :    Is    nnlv    one    contest    and    that    is Lev    Dr    Lorimor    s    stanchest    friends    rinded    that there was a hell. and that    i lil.ro I. only one contest, anti in,it is have spoken    highly    of    Rev    Dr    Barbour,    I it was    a good    place for Indians to go    i    in the board of selectmen, between and have named him as among the few | it is Hie men and women who have .Charles E. Riley and Charles II. Pear- •red who form the best judgments. , g0n- Riley, who is one of the water “The doctrine of Beacon st is ®pptrary I commissioners, secured the caucus nom- that sinWlsr for our° good, then a man motion: headed the list, in fact. Pear-who sins should have a growing moral son has been a selectman two years, sense,    and as    his life progresses the    j-but was defeated at the caucus last power    of sin    should weaken and his    i    WOPir fnr r«mnminatim, spiritual life should grow. But is it so? -------ut tiic rvuin lun, his companions, however, will go before the mast. Copt Frank Newcomb and 2d Lieut Covel both confirmed the story. "If tile men are caught, they will .be |    arrested and    brought back to the ship, |    where they    will pay the penalty for their offence said the captain. "All I care to say about the affair is that Capt Coffin is in fine business and must ba hard pushed for men, when he goes about inducing sailors to desert their tendance    at    the    meeting    held    yesterday    I    sbip. There Is a jaw for the punishment in the    North Bennet-st    Industrial    school    I    ?L    harboring abet- to protest against the imprisonment of a naturalized American, Vincente Milickewicz, otherwise known as William Miller, in Siberia. But what the meeting lacked in numbers it made up in enthusiasm and warmth. The meeting was called for the purpose of petitioning Sec Hay to Investigate the matter, and lf possible obtain Milickewiez' release. Meyer Bloomfield was chairman. Max Mitchell, superintendent of the Hebrew federation of charities, the first speaker, said In part: “When a man becomes an American citizen the glorious flag stands behind him. Miller bas done no harm, I am positive. Therefore I believe it is but right for the American government to investigate the matter, ascertain the facts, and when Miller is proven innocent, as I have no doubt he will be, then the United States should demand his liberty.” John Romaskewicz of Newton. Mr Romaskewiez and Dr J. Lewandowsky also spoke who Von'kl donthef workt hi temple I spf¥”red who fprm_the best judgments successfully’. “THE GOSPEL RAILROAD.” The rain prevailed throughout Ohio, subject, that both Pres Roosevelt and    Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee    and west- S\eC r'rirll^vernmentslshould bt8 shkdd-    firn Pennsylvania, so that another flood ed from the coMection of just debts    s Predicted this week In the    Ohio val- against them by European nations so ’ long as in the enforcement of the pay ment of those obligations no question of American sovereignty’ is involved and no attempt to acquire territory is shown. OVER THE DANGER LINE. low. MUSIC HALL CONCERT. at LIVELY TIME EXPECTED. Will be Reached at Louisville. LOUISVILLE, Ky, March 8—Tile Ohio river registers 28.1 feet in tile canal Maynard    Town    Meeting    Today    May    here tonight, one-tenth of a foot over Develop    Some    Interesting    and    Un-    the danger line. The rise began at an curly hour tills morning, after a slow re-usudl Featui es.    cession which began yesterday morning. MAYNARD, March 8—The town meet- It is expected that a 30-foot stage, the ing today is expected to be lively. Sev- highest In two years, will be reached oral names illegally registered have before the flood begins to subside. The been dropped from the voters’ list, and water is now well up into 4th st. The there is more than a suspicion that if rise was caused by heavy rains up the others who were recently registered at- rlver within tile past 24 hours. tempt to vote their right to do so will be challenged. Last year the town voted for license by 72 majority, and St Bridget's temperance society and the Good- Templars (lave united to contest against a repetition of the state of affairs which has resulted. To them is credited the discovery of the illegal registration. Then there is a peculiar combination Delightful Program Presented Last Night’s Entertainment. Music hall was crowded last night arid the audience enjoyed tile concert presented there, judging by the applause Laura Comstock and her company presented a clever sketch, “A Day in the South,’’ that made a big hit, and “Jim-, mie’s Marie.” given by Gardner and It is Expected That 30-Foot Stage j Wadders was very amusing. 1 A musical turn by Waterbury broth's and Tenny was one of the best nuns FITZ AND JACK O’BRIEN. Ex-Champion and Philadelphian Draw Up Articles for a Battle This Summer on the Pacific. PITTSBURG, March 8-Bob Fitzsim-o .a «    “““’"'I.    mons and “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien of affairs respecting    brought    met in this city and drew up articles of tonthoafore a numbed of candidates on agreement for a fight in June or July nomination papers, all of which tends at some point on the Pacific. The artl-to add to the prevailing intensity of cles wm be signed tomorrow. feeling.    ,    v    The    articles    call    for    a side bet of datf fo^Stmlm RtSwn clerk 'town $5000 from each man the money it be treasurer and tax collector. At tile eau- placed in the    take place hers on the bill, and the character impersonations by H. V. Fitzgerald made a hit. Stinson and Merton sang some clever perfidies, and the Mozart comedy four amused the audience for ubout 20 minutes "The Door Key,” a sketch played by Buoman and Addle, was capital, and the same applies to^ the selections by Carter and Pollard. Kimball and Donovan played several pieces on banjoes with good effect, and the musical numbers given by the Raineck sisters and Chulita were capital. The Music hall orchestra also played several selections that met with favor. ...       $ — IN BOSTON THEATRE. treasurer and tax collector. At the eau- I placed in the hands of Al Smith of cus they nominated respectively tor | New York. The contest will take ni,w. these positions John King, Jame Cleary, P. H. Dcelee and A. A. Hi! .....      vvin mao place these    positions    John    King, James    before the club offering the best purse Cleary, P. H. Doelee and A. A. Hi!- and if either man fails to appear in the forty, but they declined to stand as can- ring he forfeits hts $5000, the club get-didates, and no effort was made to make ting $2500 and the other principal $2500. other nominations. At that caucus a    ---- nominating committee reported the    y0    Christen    the    Colorado, names of Paul Wilson for selectman.    ^ Lucius Maynard for tax collector and PHILADELPHIA. March 8—Miss Cora G. H. Guttridge for treasurer. It was May Peabody, daughter of the governor voted    to scratch    the names    from tile    f Colorad0( has been invited to break list. on    the ground that    the    men were    the baptlsmal bottlr over the bow of tho republicans. Five Perish in Flames. SEATTLE. Wash, March 8--A special from Dawson says: Five persons wbre burned to death in the Aurora roadhouse on Hunker creek at 2. o’clock Thursday morning. Charles Bernsle, who owned the house, his wife and two children and Thomas Baird, who huge U S cruiser that will bear the name of her native state. The launch will take place at Cramps’ shipyard on April 9. Pugilist Murders His Wife, j CHESTER, Penn, March 8—Maude Jones, colored, was shot dead today by her husband, George, alias “Kid,” Jones, «^ouCsesrgwere burnewin    11 puSlliat- J«=alusy was the cause naaououses, were burned to a crisp. jonea was arrested. Large Audience Thoroughly Enjoyed Last Night’s Concert. The concert at the Boston theatre attracted a large audience last night, and the program presented was one of the best of the present series. Encores were frequently demanded, which really doubled the orginial number of selections. Gus Williams told a lot of very amusing stories, and for about 20 minutes he had every one laughing.. Will Fox also proved amusing with his piano .specialty, while J. Aldrich Libby made one of the biggest hits of the evening with his baritone solos, which were sung with splendid effect. Downs and Scott presented a clever sketch called "An Artist’s Studio,” and Andy Leonard Jr was capital in his specialty. Vocal numbers were given by Katherine Traver, May Walsh and Jennie Dehaan, all of which were well received, and Herbert W. Treet’s cornet solos were admirable. The 1st regt band under Mr Collins’ direction played a number of marches, waltzes and other pieces with fine effect. Rev Mr Bustard Preaches a Sermon Especially Interesting to Men Who Work on Railways. “Tile Gospel railroad,” was the subject of a sermon preached last evening in the Dudley-st Baptist church by the pastor, Rev W. W. Bustard, to which all railroad employes were invited and several accepted. The speaker drew a simile between the railroad and its equipment and the human body and soul. He compared the foundation of the railroad with the foundation of human character, the rails with uprightness and Christian spirit and said that as the rails are laid from one point to another so we should direct our lives that we shall reach heaven safe. Tile locomotive he compared to the human soul, which, he said, needed to be watched. It was often tile ease that a small break caused a wreck, so a small thing might wreck our lives as well. Mr Bustard said no vestibuled trains are run to heaven, only work trains, and Christ won’t sell a ticket to a parlor ear. On the Gospel train, the speaker declared there are neither baggage nor smoking cars, and said that if he had to ride in a smoking car he never would go to heaven. There is no discrimination of rates on the gospel railroad. Mr Bustard said, and politicians and the rich all have to pay the same fare, repentance of sin and faith in Christ, and there is no admission to the union station in heaven unless this fare has been paid. In opposition to tile gospel railroad, the speaker said there was the rival railroad of the devil, in wdilch all the signal lights were out and it w’as down grade ell the way. Boston’s elevated railway system, with its rules, the speaker compared to the gospel railroad, saying that one had to do a hundred yards’ dash to get on; once inside a person got as much exercise as iii a football game, and then had th” comfort of clinging to a strap while the train rushed around curves. All these things have to be done on the L and God, the sneaker said, has the same right to make laws for his railroad. No. This theology of sin is not true to the psychology of human nature. “The longer a man enjoys power lie grows to he more of a tyrant, and the longer a man sins the dimmer his eye gets to faults. So I say the doctrine of Beacon st. that sin is an experience which will strengthen a man, is wrong and dangerous. The best time to overcome sin is in youth. I am aware that my point of view calls for blood atonement in calvary, but I know that, although sin is a great fault, Jesus Christ is a great savior.” Next Sunday evening Rev Mr Johnson will preach the third sermon in this series, and his subject will be “what is Sin?—the answer of Boston’s Newspaper Men.” CANAL ADVOCATES WON. Six Congressmen Elected on the Isthmus of Panama Will Fight for the Treaty. PANAMA, March 8—The election of congressmen took place today. The official candidates, Allogendro Orillac, Angel Herrera, Julio Fabrega, Gerardo Lewis, Oscar Teran and Luis Maria Calve, were elected for the six provinces of the isthmus. Nearly all tho liberals abstained from voting, claiming that the government would not respect the popular vote. Had the liberals voted they could have won east I> In three provinces. The elected congressmen intend to fight In favor of the Panama canal treaty. PROGRESSING FAVORABLY. AIDED BY PICTURES. Gen Ferrera Killed. PANAMA. March 8—A cablegram from San Salvador states that the Honduran government forces, under command of Gen Esequiel Ferrera and Gen Lopez, have been defeated at Talgua by the revolutionists supporting Senor Bonilla. Gen Ferrera was killed and Gen Lopez and his ^taff were taken prisoners. Rev Mr Irvine Talks on Life in New York’s Slums. The interesting talk on "Social Wreckage, or Life in the Slums of New York,” given by Rev Alexander F. Irvine, pastor of Pilgrim Congregational church, New Haven, at Theodore Parker memorial last evening, was. truly a pictorial sermon. Aided by a profusion of stereoptlccn pictures, the speaker combined the story of his work as a lieutenant of Dr Park-hurst and as pastor of the Land and Sea church. New York, with stirring tales of the tragedy and romance, the good and evil, and the saved and sinners of tho metropolis. The clearly defined Intention of the speaker to point out the lessons to be learned by a study of this subject was thoroughly appreciated and the congregation followed the discourse witn closest attention. Rev Mr Irvine talked friely of the achievements of personal work and the successful results of missionary endeavor. His illustrations showed Hie conditions of the people and the residents of the humble quarter themselves.. Bourke Cockran Maintains His Strength, and Mental Exhaustion Disappears with Ability to Sleep. CAIRO, March 8—W. Bourke Cochran, who is lying ill at Assouan with bronchial pneumonia, .is progressing favorably. His strength is- well maintained and the mental exhaustion from which he was suffering has left him since ne has been able to sleep. LITTLE” FIRE, BIG TURNOUT. Two Alarms in Somerville from Union Sq Cause Excitement. Two -alarms in succession from box 225 in Union sq, Somerville, tho principal business section of that city, brought an immense gatheringHto that locality shortly after C last evening. A few minutes before an employe at the Union sq hotel discovered a fire in a closet adjoining the dining room. He shouted warning and. rushing out of doors, crossed the square and sounded an alarm from box 225. It appeared from an examination of the box made later that the apparatus was deranged somewhat and a hook caught, which controlled the movement of the interior clock work. A second alarm was the result. Nearly all of the fire apparatus in the •ivy rushed to the scene and thousands of people gathered. When the first line of hose was rushed into the hotel the tire was practically extinguished. Buck-nam & McCarthy, the proprietors, state that their loss amount* to about $10. week for renomination. Since then he has taken out Independent papers and has opened up a brisk fight to regain lost ground. So far bis.has been the aggressive party, and, while Mr Pearson himself has made no public statement, his friends nre busily booming his candidacy and already claiming victory. Tho Pearson supporters are urging that Riley should not be supported on tho rather unusual ground that he was, when he came to Brookline, a laborer, and therefore cannot be qualified for a place on the board of selectmen, lip to date this is the only argument against him. Mr Riley has refused to talk on the matter, beyond saying he does not think ills friend s will be influenced by such attacks. A prominent lawyer who makes .his home In Brookline and who is giving Mr Riley his support did not desire to I t the matter pass si easily, however. and dictated the following statement to a Globe reporter last night: “If Brookline should refuse to elect Mr Riley a selectman for no other reason than that he was at one time a laborer, it would be to lier everlasting shame. “No one would care to admit that because a man began as a laborer he could never he fitted far anything else, any more than they would admit that it is a disgrace to labor at all. If having begun as a common workingman, the man can lift himself to a better position, and finally to One of affluence, he is to be admired, and if an honest man, to be supported. “That Mr Riley is honest, I believe A committee, comprising Julius Rot-tenburg chairman. John Romaskewicz secretary, and Max Witchell, was appointed to draw up a petition to Sec Hay asking him to investigate the matter on behalf of the American government. Another meeting will probably be held In about a fortnight. The possessor of the letter published exclusively in the Globe last Wednesday was also present at the meeting, but did not speak. "It does not pay to make yourselves known to the minions of the ’White Father.’ of whom there are plenty in every large city in this country,” he explained to a reporter. “Wre are to have a meeting in a few days. We will of course speak of Miller, but will not waste our time nor that of the people at Washington by writing to Sec Hay or any other person. If our people in Russia can accomplish anything to free Miner, rest assured they will do It,” GIRLS BADLY FRIGHTENED. Frank Perris, a Spaniard, Creates a Lot of Excitement on Broadway, Chelsea. ting deserters, and Capt Coffin. I should Judge, comes under that head.” Second Lieutenant Coven said: “I understand that Capt Coffin offered several of the crew good berths as un inducement to desert, but that only Cowing, Beddow nnd Montrose accepted. One man here received a better offer than the one given to Cowing, but lie refused to accept It and leave his ship.” lr is said that Capt Coffin refused to pay an outfitter's bid against Montrose yesterday, although la; settled for the board and clothing of other men who were shipped. COFFIN IN NEW YORK. Will Sail Tomorrow with Two Officers and 12 Men to “Americanize the America." NEW YORK, March 8—On their way to Tromsoe, Norway, where the Zeigler Arctic steamship America jias been tied up since the return of tile Baldwin-Zei-gler polar expedition a year ago. Capt Edwin Coffin, with two officers and crow of 12 men. arrived here today from New Bedford and Boston. They will leave on Tuesday, on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, for Bremen. Prom there they will go to Hamburg, and thence to Tromsoe by steamer. Capt Coffin said today that this early start was in order to "Americanize tho America.” “I ou know the ship before had a Norwegian captain and crew. Now every man on board will be an American citizen, and there will be 22 of us in the navigation department of the expedition. Mr Fisla will leave here on Wednesday on the Oceanic to inspect the America. He expects to return In April, and the scientific portion of the expedition will set out from tills city In May. HEIR TO HALF A MILLION. no one will dispute. Brookline may have sometimes forced her best offices upon men who, reared in wealth, had neither the time nor inclination to give their best efforts to the town—but it was not always so “As an instance of this there might be cited the case of Horace James, who for 30 years was a member of the hoard, and who by his long term as chairman earned for himself the title, ‘Mayor of Brookline.’ Perhaps some of Mr Pearson’s journalistic friends who have been referring to Mr Riley’s candidacy as ‘From the trench to the board of .selectmen,’ may not know that some 50 years ago, when Horace James came to Brookline, lie labored as a bricklayer, an ordinary red-shirted journeyman mason. "The old Pierce school on Prospect st stands as a monument to his laboring days, for with his own hands he laid a large part of the bricks when the school was built. By hard and honest labor Mr James worked his way up from a bricklayer to a contractor, and from that to officeholder in the town. There are few who will deny that ho has been one, of the best the town has ever had. “To a certain extent Mr Riley’s case is a parallel of Mr James’. Home IV years ago when Riley came down from Maine he took a position as pipe fitter— he did not work in a trench—in the Brookline water department. He worked hard and he worked well, and when it became evident that he could do better things he was given them to do. “Finally he reached the top notch in his line, water commissioner. His running for selectman is' not of his own choice. For a great many years the socalled village has been without a representative in the board. Many candidates have run, but have always met defeat. “For a long time Riley has been recognized as the one man who could get the place and at the request of his Frank Perris, a Spaniard employed on a steamer which is docked at Emerys wharf, Chelsea, created a lot of excitement on Broadway, Chelsea, last night by running about the street with a small knife in his hand and threatening to stab any one who came near him. Near the corner of Williams st he saw two young girls and chased them along Broadway. A large crowd of men and boys followed but the Spaniard stood them off by brandishing his knife. Patrolmen Golden and Gaffney were standing at Chelsea sq, and seeing the perdc-strickcn girls and the crowd, rushed to the former’s assistance. Perris. set ing the officers, started to run, but was caught aft the corner of Everett av. He attempted to fight the policemen off but they soon subdued him and he was brought to the station and locked up on a charge of drunkenness. The girls were so badly frightened that they made their escape from the crowd and entered no complaint against Perris. BY AN APPEAL TO ARMS. Judge O’Neill Ryan of St’Louis Favors Establishment of an Irish Republic. NEW YORK, March 8-The 125th anniversary of the birth of Robert Emmet was celebrated tonight by a mass meeting at the academy of Music under the auspices of Clan-na-Gael. . Recorder Goff presided, and Judge O’Neill Ryan of St Louis was the orator of the evening. Jle expressed himself in favor of the establishment of an Trislf republic by an appeal to arms. Among those present were Justice James Fitzgerald. Justice Morgan J. O'Brien, Justice Joseph F. Daly and Gen Martin T. McMahon. Isenstadt—Grosak. Rabbi S. J. Freiderman, assisted by cantor Manawitz of the Baldwln-pl synagogue, performed the ceremony at the wedding of Miss Annie Grosak and Benjamin Isenstadt, botli of Cambridge, last evening at Grand Central hall, corner Stillman and Washington'sts. The bride was attended by her sister. Mrs David Geilkow, Benjamin Ruthstein being best man. The ushers were Samuel Siinonofsky and J. Geilkow. Following the ceremony a reception was held. Standing in Billiard Tournament. The following is the standing for the first week in the Class A amateur billiard tournament at the Hub palace: W. H. McComber, a Young Hawaiian, Receives Legacy by Death of Aunt at Worcester, Mass. SAN FRANCISCO, March 8—W. H. McComber, a young Hawaiian, who recently took up his residence in this city with the intention of entering the university of California, received word yesterday that by the death of his aunt. Mrs W. J. Bears, at Worcester, Mass, he had fallen heir to tho sum of half a million. McComber came here two years ago, after being graduated from the manual training school, and studied for a time at the Humboldt school. His aunt’s estate amounts to about $3,000,000. He intends to leave for Worcester on Monday to attend to the settlement of the estate. TO 0 KC ARBOLICA CID. Capt John Hendrickson of the Fish. ing Schooner Agnes Committed Suicide at Gloucester. GLOUCESTER. March 8—Capt John Hendrickson of the schooner Agnes committed .suicide today with carbolic acid. He proceeded to the boarding house of Fred Mortensen on Short st and hired a room, where he drank the contests of a two-ounce bottle. Physicians arrived while the man was alive, but too late to save his life. Capt Hendrickson had a family residing at 7 Prospect st. He was a man of some property, owning the house in which he resided and also one-half of the schooner Agnes, which he commanded. He was a hard working and energetic fishing master. Ile had landed his last fare at Boston and came to this port in his vessel last night. It is stated that he did not visit his family on arriving in port. He had been despondent for some time, and had stated that he intended to commit suicide. He had been fishing from this port for quite a term of years. t- CABINET CRISIS NEAR. Threshie .. lenten Clarkson . Palgn .... Schmitt King ..... Won ..I . .I . .1 ..I . .0 ..0 Jlli-h IiOst Av Itll!) 0 8 4-37 42 0 5’ 35-53 51 o 4 0-11 40 I 6 37 I 4 18-20 20 2 3 48-53 37 Vjllaverde’s Attitude Threatens Trouble in Spain. MADRID. March 8—The Heraldo states that a serious cabinet crisis is threatened because of Finance Minister Villaverde's determined refusal to con^ sent to a great increase in the estimates insisted on by his colleagues. Chelsea Police Make Calls. I The Chelsea police yesterday made more than a dozen calls between Chelsea bridge and Washington av looking for liquors, but nothing was found at the place,s visited. The police also continued their raids on Sabbath card players. At tho Armenian boarding house at 82 5th st they found five men engaged in a game. All were bailed. ;