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VOLUME L.XXXI.--NO. 7H.
MOVEMENTS OF THE ITATA
Tbe Esmeralda's Captain Says
She is Out of Danger.
THE INFORMATION RECEIVED AT
THE NAVY DEPARTMENT.
'Tho Charleston at Acapulco Taking on
Coal—The Cruiser Placed Under
Command of Commodore McCann,
Who Is Ordered to Take Charge of |
the Pacific Squadron Until the .
Chilean Difficulty is Settled-Other J
Chilean Vessels Believed to be i
Heading for Mexican Ports.
Special to the Record-Union.
City of Mexico (via Galveston), May
17.— Xl Universal, the only Government
organ that lias so far made any mention
of tho arrival of the Esmeralda at Aca
pulco, says that, in addition to the Es
meralda, other Chilean warships are
expected at the Mexican ports.
A telegram from Guatemala states that
the schooner Captain, just arrived, re
ports having seen two strange-looking
vessels under full sail proceeding in a
southerly direction.
THB <IIA KT.KSTON AND ESMERALDA.
City or Mexico, May 17. —The Ameri
can ship Charleston and Chilean man-of
war Esmerala are lying at anchor near
the entrance to the harbor of Acapulco. j
The Chilean Captain says his vessel -lias ;
not called at any American port, conse- ;
qnently, he says, it is not probable that
tlie United States authorities will inter- j
fere with the movements of cither him
self or his vessel.
An officer of the Esmeralda, in reply
to a question put to him in the telegraph
office at Acapulco as to the probability of
an old-fashioned sea fight between the
Charleston and Esmeralda, said, in a |
jocular and rather ambiguous way: "Oh, J
the Itata is already out of danger. She;
has plenty of coal and provisions to carry j
her to her destination."
This remark has given rise to the re- j
port that the ltata coaled at sea aud pro- j
<_ceded to-her destination, while tho Chil
ean warship steamed for Acapulco to'
throw the L nited States authorities eIT
the track.
ACTION TAKEN AT WASHINGTON.
Washikotok, May 17.—No informa
tion has been received at the Navy De
partment regarding the movements of j
the Itata. nor have any further orders |
D «ent to the Charleston directing her I
future movements. Tlie only telegram
rede-Ted to-day was one from Captain
Remey, saying that the Charleston was
still at Acapulco, taking in coal, and
nothing bad been beard or seen of the j
Itata. The Esmeralda is also in port and
had been refused coal by the Mexican!
authorities.
An order was sent to-day by Secreta y j
Tracy to Commodore McCann, now on ;
bis flagship, the Baltimore, at Iquique,
• upe, pia-'ing the Charleston under ins
immediate command, so that in future
movements the vessel may be under his
direction instead of under orders fmm
the Navy Department, as she has been
since leaving San Francisco in search of
tlio Itata.
This order will give Commodore Mc-
Cann practically discretionary powers
regarding the future course the Cnarles
•.'•n shall pursue in the chase ofthe insur
gent vessel.
As there are now two acting Rear-Ad
mirals in the Chilean waters—Commo
dore McCsnn on the Baltimore and com
modore Brown on the San Francisco—
the command of the squadron will de
volve upon Admiral McCann as senior
officer, both Admirals, however, keeping
their undivided commands, and will in
future act in concert.
It is not thought that the order of the
Secretary to-day placing the Charleston
under the direction of Commodore Mc-
Cann will make any change In the policy
to be pursued by the Navy Department
relative to the pursuit oftlie itata. The
order was issued because the officials of
the Navy Department were ofthe opinion
that the movements of the Charleston, as
well as those of other vessels of the Pa
cific Squadron In search ol the itata,
could be better controlled under the or-1
dors of Commodore McCann than under
orders from a place so far from the scene
of action as \\ ashington.
Secretary Tracy said to-night that the
situation remains practically the same as
it was yesterday. Commodore McCann,
he said, would remain as senior officer in
command of the naval forces on the I'a
cilic until the Chilean difficuty wasset
:. and would ultimately return to his
command Of the South Atlantic Station, i
when Commodore Brown would assume i
command of the Pacific Station.
it is thought that the Charleston will
take at least twodays, and perhaps longer.
io coal, as ships of her class cannot load
last, owing to the location of one of the
coal bins. This will depend, however,
entirely upon the quantity ofcoalshe
Meeds to till her bunkers. By the time
she has coaled some new light may be
thrown on the whereabouts of the itata,
but for tlie next two days tbe Charleston
will likely remain at Acapnlco, in the
meantime keeping a lookout forthe itata
and watching her consort, the Esmeralda.
An official of the Navy Department
said to-night that it was not likely that
the Esmeralda would seek to procure
coal at any of the sea-coast town- on the
Centra] American or Colombian coast, as
these countries would undoubtedly act
aa Mexico has done, In refusing to \ iolste
ths neutrality laws by aiding the Insur
gents to replenish their coal supplies, or j
procure munitions of war.
.MIST USB l-'OI.rK. W NK< KSSARV.
New York, May 17.—A TW&tMM Wash
ington special says: The Pensacols is ex
ed at iquique to-morrow ornext day.
when there will bs three naval vess 18
gathered at that port. Commodore Mc- ,
Can n has orders to take the ltata by force,
if necessary, and bring her to San Diego.
The Chilean transport cannot tie taken In
Mexican waters, and her appearance
there within ths next twenty-four hours
will therefore be observed merely. She
can, however, be taken In Chilean waters,
that nation having declared her an out
law. The orders to McCann, in case the
ltata eludes the Charleston, are to have
oneof the three vessels st iquique inter
cept the fugitive ship.
The Navy Department has fortified
Itself With legal authority for the present
pursuit, and finds able" defense for her
seizure npon the open seas. In decisions
oftho Supreme Court a hundred years
ago that tribunal decided (Rose va. Hsnly)
that "the seizure oi a ship npon the high
- after she is committed of an Bctof
forfeiture within the territory is not in
consistent with the sovereign rights of a
nation to which it belongs, whatever
great principle of self-defense in its
reasonable and necessary exercise will
sanction an individual in a State nature
may lawfully be performed upon the
high seas." ....
There aro other similar decisions.
Said Secretary Tracy to-night: "The
confusion seems to arise in failing to dis
tinguish between the right to pursue and
-ei/e an olfending ship and an obligation
to pursue. Our neutrality laws simply
require tbo use of due diligence to see
that our ports are not made tlie base of
operations for fitting out hostile fleets
against nations with which we are at
THE RECORD-UNION.
peace. If, notwithstanding the exercise
of such diligence, a ship escapes from our
port and gets upon the high seas, while
w<- may pursue her, we are under no ob
ligation to pursue her.
"A failure to pursue her w rould only be
treated as a circumstance tending to prove
the original negligence in permitting her
escape; but in the case of the ltata, she
not only is alleged to have committed an
act within our ports which subjected her
to forfeiture, but, having been regularly
seized for that offense, she was forcibly
rescued from the possession of the courts
and carried away. No one questions the
right of a nation to pursue and recapture
under such circumstances."
Secretary Tracy's course has the ap
proval of the President and Secretary
Blame.
THE CHARLESTON READY FOR SEA.
New York, May 17. -A dispatch to the
Ucrald from Acapulco, dated May 17th,
says: Ever since the arrival here of the
Charleston the ship's company has been
on a keen jump to get ready for sea again.
The work of coaling—usually so distaste
ful to man-of-war's men—has been
rushed along as if it were a pleasure. To
night, with a sufficient coal supply for ten
days at high speed, lhe Charleston will
leave the harbor and continue to chase
tho Itata. No one bnt Captain Remey
knows what course the Charleston will
steer after she goes outside.
The Esmeralda still lies near the har
bor entrance, but has not yet coaled her
ship. Her < 'aptain is apparently as igno
rant ofthe Itata's whereabouts as we are.
There can bo no doubt that the Esmeralda
is kept informed by telegraph of what is
going on in tho United States. Her offi
cers are frequently seen at the cable office
receiving or sending messages. It is ru
mored even that money w*ill bo trans
mitted to the Esmeralda by cable
transfer to enable her to get coal
here. At present she could be of
little service to the Itata, even if the lat
ter arrived off the port, for both ships
must be nearly cleaned out of coal.
The Esmeralda's officers and crew talk
very freely about the Itata, but evidently
they do so in the hope that they will
thereby deceive Captain Remey of the
Charleston. One of their stories is they
had already met tlie Itata and taken her
stores and arms from her. Another is
that the Itata has met a coal-laden vessel
at sea and is now pushing on southward
with full bunkers."
These fairy tales overlook the impossi
bility of trans-shipping a heavy cargo of
coal or of arms in the open sea, an opera
tion, even with every preparation made
aud modern appliances, would require a
week of smooth sea, and it would be a
difficult and dangerous job then.
What the Charleston intends now do
ing will depend upon Captain Remev's
orders. It is not improbable that he will
continue straight on for Chile, stopping
for coal at Panama in order to join tho
other ships of our navy at Iquique. As
the ltata must turn up there eventually,
perhaps that will be the surest way to
catch her.
After sailing to-night the Charleston
may not be heard from again for (several
days, or she may be next reported a.1.
bringing tlie Itata into this port to gee
coal beiore taking her north.
World's Columbian Exposition.
Washikotok, May 17.—The Latin-
American department of the World's
Columbian Exposition to-day received a
cablegram from Special Commissioner
Tisdeli. announcing that he had received
unofficial assurances that the Govern
ment of Ecuador would accept tho invi
tation and erect a building of its own at
Chicago.
Mountains Covered with Snow.
Paris, May 17. —Snow-storms prevailed
to-day at Belfonto and Nancy. The
mountains at, Alsace are covered with
snow.
MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.
ANXIETY FELT FOR THE WHERE
ABOUTS OF 11. .7. IIANCHETT.
Ho Left Chicago for His Home In Los
Angeles, Bnt Has Not Since
Been Heard From.
Special to the Record-Union.
Chicago, May 17.— H. J. Hanchett,
Secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of
Commerce, and manager of the California
Orange Carnival recently exhibited here,
is said to be missing in Chicago since the
Tth inst. Tlie matter whs reported to
I the police, Who have been notified to look
I for the missing man.
C. D. Hanchett, tho missing man's
I brother, who lives here, is of the opinion
that lie has fallen a victim of foul play.
1 The last seen of Hanchett was in tho
Clark-street ticket broker's ollice, about
7 o'clock on the night of the 7th. At 8
o'clock he intended to leave for Los
Angelea, over the Santa Fe, with tho car
nival party. Earlier in theday be had
' carrjea his luggage to the Dearborn
; station and left it with the check boy. It
has been ascertained that a man answer
ing Hanchett.. description claimed tho
parcels at the station about 9:_o o'clock
the same evening, and walked toward the
gate as though to take tlio train.
His friends in Chicago, ES. C. Smith and
his aunt, Mrs. Murphy, and his grand
; lather, Mr. Griffiths, concluded that he
had taken the later train for home, and
: waited a week before making Inquiry in
this city. Saturday a telegram was' •■<■
oeived from ('. I>. Wiliard, Hanchett'i
assistant, stating that no news had been
learned from him in the nine days, and
that his wife is terrified.
The missing man i 1... years old, and a
prominent citizen of Los Angeles. He is
a member of the Board of Education and
a Director of the Public Library. lie
waa once '-ity editor of the I.os Angeles
Herald, and has been connected with
various San Francisco dailies. When
last seen he had about IS9OO with him.
His Mends say that he had no bad habits.
A full description of the missing man
haa been furnished the police, who will
try to ascertain 11i•— whereabouts.
t .\ F.ASINJ-ss AT LOS AN'iKt.KS.
Los Anoki.ks, May 17.—Telegrams re
ceived in this city to-day from the brother
! of 11. Jay Hanchett. at Chicago, to the
effect that Hanchett had mysteriously
disappeared, created quite a sensation, as
Hanchett is Secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce and widely known. The last
heard of him by his wife was on the ..th
instant, When a letter was recei\ ed Baying
he would leave for home and hurry as
fast a- possible.
There had been some uneasiness at the
) Chamber of Commerce for the past three
' or four days over llanchett's failure to
show up, but it was supposed he had
stopped over en route, and not till to-day,
when the telegrams bom Chicago were
received, did the matter become public.
So far as known there is absolutely no
cause tor llanchett's disappearance. His
family relations have always been pleas
ant. He owns considerable real estate
bete and his finances are in good ahape,
'lhe Chamber of Commerce owes him
several months' salary, and his accounts
are all straight.
MAY UK ON TnE CAN APIAN PACIPXCL
San Desqo, May 17.— R. 11. Young,
one of San Diego's delegates to the
OrangS Carnival at Chicago, says that
when he left on tho Oth instant H. J.
Hanchett was preparing to return to the
• oast with a party of friends over either
the Northern Pacific or Canadian Pacific
railroads. If he took the latter route, It
is probable that Mr. Hanchett may still
be on his way to Los Angolos, as twelve
days are required to make the trip on
i that line.
SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1891.
REQUESTS HIS RECALL.
Italy's Consul at New Orleans in |
Much Disfavor. '
HE IS SAID TO HAVE OUTLIVED
HIS USEFULNESS.
Eleven Austrian Immigrants Detained
at New York for i Violation of tho
Allen Contract Labor Law—Fatal
Railway Collision on the Chicago
and Atlnntlc Road—"Way Believed
to Bo Opened for the Ultimate Dis
ruption of the Federation of Rail
way Enc-ployes.
Special to the Record-Union.
New Orleans, May 17. — Mayor
Shakespeare addressed a letter to Gov
ernor Nicholls yesterday, in which ho
calls attention to the course of Consul
Corto since the assassination of Chief of
Police Hennessy, and asks that the Con- J
sul's exequatur be recalled.
In conclusion, the Ma\*or says: "If, as
Italian Consul, Mr. Corte has ever had
any usefulness here he has outlived it,
and, became, through his own acts, not
only an unacceptable person, but an ele
ment of danger to this community, in that,
by hi:-; utterance, he incites his inllamma
ble poople to riot or sullen opposition to
the laws and customs of the country they
have sought as an asylum. Being the
depositary, as he confesses himself to be,
of the criminal secrets relating to indi
viduals of his race resident among us,
he refuses to give to the Department of
Police and Justice information he had,
and thereby increases the danger to the
community from these criminals. For
these reasons I have tho honor to request
that you ask of the honorable Secretary
of State at Washington the recall of Con
sul Cortes exequatur by the President."
ALIEN CONTRACT LABOR.
Superintendent Weber Detains Several
Dnmijj*rants at New* York.
New York, May 17.—Superintendent
Weber has determined to ascertain
whether it is possible to enforce at this
port that portion of the immigration laws
| which prohibits the importation of alien
i contract labor.
Monday last he detained eleven Aus
trian emigrants of that kind, who, accord
ing to their own statements, had been
brought here under contract to work for
two companies in Chicago. Their pas
sage to this country had been paid by the
agent or contractor, who had agreed "with
them that they should get a certain fixed
rate of daily wages in ( hieago.
As in these cases there seemed to be a
violation of the law, Weber gave orders
for the detention of the men. They were
not shipped back to Austria at once.
The Secretary of the Treasury was
notified of their arrival and the advis
ability of keeping them here as wit
aooooaina suit to be brought against the
violators of the alien contract labor law.
PRETTY COMFORTABLY FIXED.
New York, May 17.—Aristeed Cronen
berg, an ordinary-looking emigrant,
landed at the barge office to-day en route
from Belgium to Asheville, N. C, and
when asked If he had any money pro
duced a roll of S.V) and $100 bills, amount
ing in all to $10,000.
CLEARrS'G-HOUSE STATISTICS.
Bnsiness Transacted ln tho Principal
Cities During the Past Wock.
Boston, May 17.—Clearing-house re
turns are as follows: New York, ?7.''.2,
- a decrease 0f22.G per cent.; Boston,
§04,383,000, a decrease of 25 per cent.; Chi
cago, 102,925,000, an increase of 4.2 per
cent.; Philadelphia, 996,300,000, a de- <
I crease of 14.8 per cent.; St. Louis, ?21, _'<„- i
j 000, a decrease of 9.6 per cent.: San Fran
cisco, i: 18, s. 0,000, a decrease of 0.4 per cent.;
Baltimore, 112,951,000, a decrease of 17 J
per cent.; New Orleans, $9,121,000, an in
crease of 0.1 percent.; Cincinnati. $13-299,
--000, a decrease of 4 per cent.; Pittsburg,
$13,450,000, a decrease of 12 per cent.; <7al
veaton, $4^205,000, an increase of 309.7 per
cent.; Minneapolis, $6,642,000, an increase
of 2.5 per cent.; Omaha, ■$4,1.57.000, a de
crease of 28.5 per cent.; Denver, 84,832,000,
a decrease of 6.1; St. Paul, $4,451,000, an
increase of r>.7 per cent.; Portland (Or.),
$1,790,000, a decrease of 19.7 per cent.; Salt
Lake, $1,317,000, a decrease of 0.7 per
cent.; Seattle, $967,670, a decrease of 14.3
per cent.; Tacoma, .974,781, an increase of
Pi. i per cent.: Los Angeles, .*>.!»U,9(__, an
increase of 9.2 per cent.
The total gross exchanges for the week
in the principal cities of the United States
and Canada were $1,196,062,790. a decrease
of 17 per cent, as compared with the cor
responding week last year.
THE NORTHWESTERN SWITCHMEN.
They are Indignant at the Action Taken
by tho Supreme Council.
Chicaoo, May 17.—8y refusing to call
out the trainmen on the Northwestern
road the Supreme Council of the United
Orders appears to have possibly opened
the way to the ultimate disruption of tho
federation.
The council's action was severely con
demned at a meeting of tho switchmen's
leaders, held to-day. It was at a session
of the Grand Lodge of Switchmen, and
. the members discussed the proceedings of
i the council st length. At one time tho
lodge determined to withdraw from the
federation, but eventually decided to lot
matters rest as they aro at present, trust
ing to time and opportunity to bring
about an improved condition of things.
Grand Master Sweeney of the SwTteh
i men's Association said the switchmen
have been the victims of a diabolical
I conspiracy. "The trainmen and firemen,
j by the connivance of their officials," said
I he, "conspired with tho Northwestern
Railroad to drive out tho switchmen, and
j they did so temporarily. We shall bide
! our time, howover, and pay them back
i with interest before we get through with
them."
Tiie Chicago Switchmen's Union was
busy to-night debating whether or not to
apply to-morrow to be taken back.
THE BODY FOUND.
Fate of a Child Who Got Lost ln the
Sand Hills.
< >maua, May 17.-—For a week the en
tire male population of Thedford, Thomas
i County, has engaged in a search for two
: little girls of John Hammond, who were
lost in the sand Jhills surrounding tho
town last Sunday.
The children, one 8 and the other 6,
went to visit their sister, who lives six
miles north of Thedford, and about 5
o'clock they started home. They had to
go about a mile, and the road led through
tho sand hills. The children lost their
way in gathering flowers. Tho parents
and neichl>ors searched tho hills that
night, and Monday a general alarm was
given.
Thursday at noon the youngest child
was found where she had fallen, com-
pletely exhausted and half covered with
sand, fifteen miles frpm the point where
the children left the road. The little one
was unconscious. She was soon restored,
however, and said her sister went home.
The search went on; it continued until
this afternoon, when the dead body of the
eldest child was found ten miles north of
Dunning, Blame County, fully sevonty
five miles from the place where the
children lost their way.
Crops in Kansas.
Kansas City, May 17.—The Star says:
"Crop reports from Kansas have been
getting worse every day for a week, but
to-day the temper of advices is completely
changed. Soaking rains fell last night
and to-day throughout the wheat belt.
The rain will do an immense amount ot
good, but there is a question still as to
whether in some sections the ravages of
insects have not gone too far to be com
pletely overcome. At any rate it seems
certain that the State will raise from
40,000,000 to 50,000,000 bushels of wheat."
Negroes Dispersed by tho Military.
Wilmington (N. C), May 17.—The
Light Infantry was called out at 2 o'clock
this morning to disperse a crowd of
negroes, who had gathered near the jail
for the nurpose of releasing Kit Huggins,
the omnibus driver who yesterday ran
over and kUled a little white boy. upon
hearing ofthe military alarm, the negroes
immediately dispersed. Fifteen negroes
were arrested and everyone found to
have a pistol in his possession. The in
lantry were under arms all night, but
their further services wero not needod.
The Marj*land Sonatorshlp.
Baltimore, May 17.—Tho contest for
the United States Senatorship to till tho
vacancy caused by tho death of Senator ]
Wilson has narrowed down to two candi
dates, Governor Jackson and Colonel
John Walter Smith. Tbe Governor ex
pected Senator Gorman to help him along
in his light, but the Senator has his own
re-election to look after in the next Legis
lature, and has quietly informed all can- j
didates for the eastern shoro Senatorship
that they must look out for themselves.
Protective Order of ________
Louisville, May 17. —The sixth an
nual reunion of the Benevolent and Pro
tective Order of Elks began here to-night.
This afternoon at the Cave Hill Ceme
tery, in the presence often thousand peo
ple, the "Elks' Rest" was dedicated,
(.rand Esquire, W. C. Dudley of San
Francisco, unveiled the monument,
which consists of a bronze elk twelve feet
high upon a base four feet high.
B'nai B'rith Convention.
St. Loris, May 17.—The delegates to
the convention of B'nai B'rith was called
to order by President Wolfenstein this
morning. The business transacted to
day included the annnal address of the
President, the reception of officers' re
ports and the annual report of the Hoard
of Endowments. Committees were also
appointed for the ensuing year.
Fatal Railroad Collision.
Huntington (Ind.), May 17. — This
morning a passenger train on the Chi
cago and Atlantic collided with a freight,
and both engines were total wrecks.
Engineer Lines was killed and fireman
<jriUiths seriously injured. The passen
gers were badly shaken up.
Secretary Blame Improving.
New York, May 17.—Secretary Blame
is improving. His gout is less trouble
some, and his general condition is such
as to give rise to hopes of his leaving the
city this week. He left his bed in the af
ternoon and reclined on a lounge, reading
the papers.
Short in His A-cconnts.
Louisville, May 17.—The Duke Al
phonse de Thierry, of France, for five
years past bookkeeper of the Conrad
Tanning Company, has left this city, sev
eral thousand dollars short with tho tan
ning company.
Damaged by Frost.
Cleveland, May 17.—Dispatches from
towns in northern Ohio report a pretty
general frost last light, which did con
siderable damage.
Thompson's Losses.
New York, May 17.—The losses of the
j Australian bookmaker, Thompson, on
I the Brooklyn handicap aro ?>--.,4_0.
THIRD PARTY MOVEMENT.
GREAT INTEREST TAKEN IN THE
COMING CONVENTION.
Likely That tho Conference Will Find
It a Difficult Task to Concil
iate tho Factions.
Special to the Record-Union.
Cincinnati, May 17.—The coming
week will bring to this city a political
gathering of unique form, in whose
action there is wide interest. It is not a
convention in the usual sense of that
term, for it has no party call as a basis.
It is perhaps best described as the Na
tional Union Conference.
Originally it was called not by the
Farmers' Alliance Convention at Ocala,
Florida, but by members of that conven
tion, and the time was set for February
23d, in this city. That call was addressed
to all organizations who have stood up
for independent political action on the
questions of finance, transportation, labor
and laud.
The call was signed by about seventy
persons from seventeen States. It met
with objection trom various sources,
partly because its purpose was announced
to form a National Union party, based on
fundamental ideas of finance, transporta
tion, labor and land. This opposition
had the effect of necessitating a delay, and
the date of tho conference was changed to
May lltth.
The Stato Executive Committee of tho
People's party of Indiana, composed of
some of the original signers of the call,
enlarged the representation so as to in
clude the American Federation of Labor,
trades unions and trades assemblies.
Federation of Railway Employes and
Nationalists by their representatives.
The Citizens' Alliance of Kansas on
February 7th re-issued the call, stating
the object to be to adopt a platform and
make such arrangements for the conflict
of 1892 as the conference may deem
fitting.
From this outline of the call it is plain
that the difficulty will arise in settling tho
questions, if any arise, upon the creden
tials, and also that the real purpose of the
conference is not clearly dennea. Already
two views are being urged in various
quarters upon the question of forming a
third party, and it has gone so far in some
places as to cause tho organizations op
posed to a third party to refuse to send
delegates, while others aro electing dele
gates for the avowed purpose of defeat
ing the formation of a third party.
The conference promises to be one not
without a difficult task before it, but
likely to call for the best wisdom of its
delegates.
About 300 delegates of 3,000 or more
that are expected will participate in the
deliberations are on the ground to-night.
Among these are Congressman Simpson,
General James B. weaver, of lowa,
Congressman Wcller, of lowa, more fa
miliarly known "Calamity Weller," and
General Secretary Hayes of the Knights
of Labor.
COAST CHRONICLES.
Serious Accident to a Pleasure
Party at Mt. St. Helena.
A VALLEJO MERCHANT SUICIDES
BY HANGING.
Young Man Stabbed by a Colored Bo
at Stockton—A Karm-llonse In So
lano County Fired by an Incendiary
—AnAorouaut Meets With a Fatal
Accident at Seattle—Tho Murder of
G. W. Miller at Los Angeles
Shrouded in Mystery.
Special to the Record-Union.
Calistoga, May 17.—T0-day a pleasure
party consisting of twelve ladies and gen
tlemen from Crystal Springs and St. He
lena visited Mount St. Helena. After
enjoying the day they started on tho re
turn trip down the mountain road toward
Calistoga in a vehicle drawn by four
horses.
At six o'clock this evening, when about
a mile from the base of the mountain, the
wagon overturned, throwing the occu
pants violently to the ground. All were
more or less bruised, Robert Pratt and
Miss Florence Hutchins being hurt more
than the others.
They were brought to the Magnolia
Hotel here, and the result of their inju
ries cannot be foretold. Among other
members of the party was a dislocated
elbow, a broken wrist and a broken col
lar bone.
It is remarkable that some ofthe party
were not killed outright. The horses
broke loose from the vehicle when the
accident happened and dashed down the
mountains, but were not injured.
CUTTING AFFRAY.
A Stockton Young Man Stabbed Twice
By a Colored Boy.
Stockton, May 17.—Last evening about
6 o'clock a telegram message was re
ceived at the police station stating that a
j man was lying bleeding and nearly dead
near the wheel factory.
Chief Fowler and officer Kenyon drove
immediately to tho locality indicated and
commenced searching for the reported
dying man. They were not making
much progress when they were informed
that the colored man who had been cut
was at the house of Elmore Arthur, col
ored, who resides on Pilgrim street, near
the race track. Thither the officers pro
ceeded and found there Henry Weaver,
a young man about thirty years of age,
j the person who had been cut. Dr. Beede
'. was already in attendance on the wounded
man, and stated that one of the wounds
was serious but death was not liable to
ensue. One of the wounds was a cut six
incbes deep in tho left thigh and the other
was little more than an abrasion on the
ankle.
When questioned about his injuries
; and how he received them Weaver was
extremely reticent, and at first flatly re
fused to talk. It was found out, however,
that the cut had been inflicted by Elmore
Arthur, a boy about fifteen years of age,
a nephew ofthe elder Arthur.
Elmore Arthur was arrested and a
charge of assault with a deadly weapon
was placed against him.
MAY BE INNOCENT.
Further Light Thrown on the nam
mond Grand Larceny Case.
Seatti.k. May 17.—Charles R. Ham
mond of Cleveland-street (London) no
toriety, who is in jail here serving a term of
two years for grand larceny, wrote a letter
to-day which, if the facts are as set forth
by him, indicates that he is innocent, and
that the charge of grand larceny was
trumped up by English detectives to get
him out of the way in order to prevent
disclosures of the doings at the Ham
mond house in London.
Hammond wrote a letter to Beck, who
is serving a sentence in the penitentiary,
but it was interrupted by the jailer. Beck
told another prisoner while in jail at
Snohomish that he committed the lar
ceny for which Hammond was con
victed.
In his letter Hammond makes an ear
nest appeal to Beck lo speak out and re
veal such facts concerning the case as he
is in possession of.
GLOVE FIGHT AT SALIDA.
James Callens Knocked Out in the
Fifth Round.
Modesto, May 17.—A prize-fight took
place at Salida, six miles north of Mo
desto, this afternoon, between Hank En
glehart, of Modesto, and James Callens,
late of San Francisco, for a purse of §200.
Over one hundred persons were present.
Both men came up in good condition.
Callens soon showed that he was not of
good wind, but fought valiantly till the
fifth round, when he was knocked down
twice. The first time he got up in time
to save the match, but the second time he
could not get up. Englehardt was de
clared tho winner.
Callens weighed 109 pounds, and|Engle
hart 174. Four-ounce gloves were used.
WORK OF AN INCENDIARY.
A Farm-House Fired and Burned to
tho Ground.
Scisun, May 17.—An incendiary fire
occurred in Green Valley this morning.
A house on the Durham ranch, which
was recently sold to Mr. Tulloch of
Selma, was seen to be on fire about
twenty minutes after the occupants had
left on a picnic. Constable Shipper., who
was on the hillside near by, saw a man
running toward the creek and in a few
minutes saw smoke issuing from tlie
building. Parties are out searching for
the incendiary, but it will be hard to
catch him, as the brush in the vicinity is
very thick. The building was burned to
the ground.
SHROUDED IN MYSTERY.
No Clue Yet Discovered to the Murder
of G. AY. Miller at Los An__eles.
Los Angeles, May 17.—The murder of
George W. Miller, proprietor of the Carl
ton saloon and lodging-house, Saturday
night, is shrouded in mystery. Investi
: gallon iudicates that robbery was not the
objoct, as at first supposed, as papers and
other articles on his person were undis
turbed.
The place where the murder occurred
was in the back room of a saloon, sep
arated only by a thin board partition
from another room, in which a party of
men were playing cards. It is believed
that the murderer came in the back way
of the saloon and retreated by the same
route alter completing his bloody work.
An autopsy held to-day shows that
the wounds on the left side of the head
were evidently inflicted with a hammer.
Suicide at Vallejo.
Vallejo, May 17.—Peter Tragainee, an
old resident, suicided this morning by
hanging. He was a merchant here, aud
went to bed as usual with his boy. The
boy awoke early and missed him. Not
finding him at his place of business, he
gave tho alarm, and Tragainoe WM found
hanging in the attic by a rope. He was
injured in the great Julia accident some
years ago, aud has not been right in his
mind since. The Coroner's inquest
found a verdict of suicide.
Fatal Accident to an Aeronaut.
Spokane (Wash.), May 17.—Professor
W. T. Rountree, an amateur aeronaut,
attempted to make an ascension this eve
ning after tho ball game. Tho balloon
struck a post at the corner of a building,
knocking Rountreo out ofthe parachute.
He fell to the ground, sustaining injuries
from which ho soon died.
Thrown From a Horse.
Carson .Nov.), May 17.—The youngest
son of Assemblyman William Thomp
son was violently thrown from a horso
this afternoon on his father's ranch, and
rolled upon by the animal and Injured
seriously. When last heard from he was
, still unconscious.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY.
President Jordan Selecting Ills Corps
of Instructors.
Ithaca (N. V.), May 17.—Dr. Jordan,
President of the Stanford University, is
visiting hero to select a number of pro
fessors for tho Stanford University tor
the coming year. He has secured for the
place of Librarian in tho new university
Woodruff, who is now in Itaiy, but will
return soon. He was for some time
Assistant Librarian at Cornell, and his
selection by Dr. Jordan is a good one.
A. ti. Laird, who will be graduated this
year, has been engaged as instructor in
Greek, and Dr. O. L. Elliott has already
gone to take a place in the university.
Ex-President White and Professors
Schurman and Comstock have been
secured as non-resident lecturers by Jor
dan.
President Chamberlain ol the Univer
sity of Wisconsin has been here to seek a
successor to Professor Marx, who has
been taken by the new California institu
tion.
NEW WARSHIPS.
Work Progressing: Satisfactorily on the
Craft.
Washington*, May 17. —There are at
present under construction at private
shipyards sixteen vessels, including
three tugs, for the navy, and at the navy
yards three more. This does not include
the Concord, Bennington and Monterey.
The former two are fitting for sea at New
York, and the latter was recently
launched at San Francisco.
Tho New York, for which the Cramps
are to receive $_,9_0,000, will be launched
in about three months.
Reports from tho Government officers
at the Union Iron Works make good
showing for the work on Cruiser No. ti,
whose Keel has been laid and whose
frames are in course of erection. Tlie
keel of the lino of battle ship Oregon,
building at the Union Works, has not yet
been laid.
The Cruisers Nos. 9 and 10, identical in
plan and cost, are well advanced at the
Columbia Works, and it is expected that
they will be launched in about four
months.
The squadron of evolution will not be
disbanded. It may be enlarged. The
squadron will meet in the James River
the last of this month.
Eastern Ball Games.
St. Paul, May 17.—St, Paul 10, Omaha
13.
Milwaukee, May 17.—Milwaukee 11,
Denver 4.
Sioux City, May 17.—Sioux City 13,
Lincoln 15.
MUSKEGON CONFLAGRATION.
FIFTEEN HUNDRED PEOPLE REN
DERED HOMELESS.
Tho Loss Upward of Three-Quarters
of a Million, With Only About
One-Third Insurance.
Special to the Record-Union.
Mr sKEC'ON (Mich.), May 17.—The
firemen continued to battle the flames
till daylight, when they were practically
extinguished. Men, women and chil
dren continued to search in the neigh
borhood of their recent homes for what
might have escaped the fire and water.
The people whose homes were saved wel
comed rich and poor alike, providing
quarters until others could be secured.
There was even-hearted sympathy on
every hand, and nearly all the homeless
ones are provided with shelter. In a few
cases the homeless people slept out of
doors in tents. As yet thero is no gen
eral movement looking to the raising of
funds for the distressed, but that will be
done to-morrow as soon as the excite
ment subsides samewhat.
The most costly building burned was
tho stone Court-house. It was valued at
$50,000. The largo vaults, containing all
the important documents, are supposed
to have stood the ordeal.
The Daily Chronicle has started a relief
fund for the destitute, and sums for
warded to that paper will be acknowl
edged and turned over to the Relief Com
mittee to be expended among the desti
tute.
One thing over which all people rejoice
is that no human lives wero lost. A
large number of horses, cows, etc., which
were in tho barns could not be saved.
Several oxplosions occurred in the burn
ing buildings, but no ono was injured,
although several firemen had their hands
and faces so seriously scorched that they
had to be removed.
It is impossible as yet to give any ac
curate figures on the losses and insur
ance. The total loss, the insurance men
say, will easily be §500,000, and the insur
ance $300,000.
FIFTEEN HUNDRED HOMELESS.
Grand Rapids, May 17.—A Democrat
Muskegon special says: Fully 1,500 peo
ple have been rendered homeless by yes
terday's fire. The loss is estimated at
three-quarters of a million of dollars,
with only a third insurance. Many of
those burned out were poor people, who
lost their all. The section burned is about
three-fourths of a mile long and two
blocks wide, and contained twenty
blocks.
FIRE AT SEATTLE.
Seattle (Wn.), May 17.—A fire broke
out in the Sau Francisco saloon at 12
o'clock, and spread to two hotels, the
Astor and the St. Elmo, adjoining. All
three being frame buildings, they were
totally gutted. The loss will reach 530,
--000.
For a time it was thought that all that
section of town, which is thickly built,
and adjoining many of the finest build
ings and largest warehouses in the city,
was doomed, but the entire department
turned out, and in twenty minutes had
the fire under control.
forest fires raging.
Ditluth (Minn.), May 17.—Forest fires
raged again to-day in all directions from
Duluth, and the city is covered with a
canopy of smoke. The fires approached
the city nearer on the west than ever be
fore. The outskirts of West Duluth are
in danger.
.».—.
A mammoth railway freight depot is
being built in Jersey City v Its floor space
will be 140,000 square feet.
WHOLE NO. 15,471.
WHY HE WAS ASSAULTED.
The Czarowitz Offended the Na
tional Religion.
HE WENT TO THE SHRINE WITH HIS
BOOTS ON
A New Volcano Has Appeared In Ar
menia—Tho Villages at tho Ra*--o of
tho Mountain Have Boon Destroyed
and Many Persons nn- Said to Have
Been Killed — A French .Journal
Offended at the Action Taken by
England in Egyptian Affairs.
Special to the RKCOKtv-U.tioN.
Paris. May 17.—The French Embassy
at Tokio telegraphed an official detail of
the attack upon tho Czarowitz. From
this it appears that the C/.arowit/.' assail
ant was a policeman named Thunda.
The Czarowitz and suite wore leaving
j Otsu in jinrikshas. having just visited a
j Buddhist temple. Both tho Czarowitz
and Prince George went to the shrines
: with their boots on. and the chief bonze,
on their retiring, complained to the
Japanese guards about this offense
against the national religion.
The Princes were entering their jinrik-.
shas when Thunda, who waa standing
guard, dealt the Czarowitz a blow with
his sword. Prince George returned tin
blow with his stick and threw Thiu.da
several feet. The policeman rose and
made a rush at the Czarowitz. A
Japanese closed the front of tho carriage,
and another Japanese wrested the sword
from Thunda and cut him down, indict
ing a severe wound. The chief bonze,
with several guards, arrested the man.
Tho Czarowitz' injury h;is already
healed.
MISs CAROLINE CUELPIT.
An Act of Parliament Prevents Iler
from Reigning Over England.
London, May 17.—The marriage of the
mother of Miss Caroline Guelph, who is
now dying in the work-house, to George
IV., has been shown to have taken pla.
as the records of the church at Kensing
ton hear mention of it, but it was never
legally recognized, owing to the law that
was passed at the direction of Qeorge 111.
that none but immediate children of that
monarch be allowed to marry a subject of
Great Britain.
lt will be remembered that this law ex
pired with the death of William IV.. the
last son of George 111. Had it not be.n
for the existence of this Act of Parlia
ment, the marriage would have been duly
recognized, and Miss Caroline, who M
now dying in poverty, would have occu
pied the throne tilled by Queen Victoria.
This unhappy condition and circum
stance has made the situation very diffi
cult for Miss Caroline to bear. Until
taken to the workhouse she had lived at
41 Parkhurst Row, Rice lane, Peckham.
New Volcano in Armenia.
Paris, May 17. —Tho I>i£-Xeuci<m>'
Siecle states that commercial advices
have been received at Marseilles from
Trebexond to the effect that a now vol
cano has appeared In Armenia at the
summit of Mount Nimrod, in the district
:of Van, vomiting forth ilamesand lava.
The villages at the base of the mountain
have been destroyed, and many persona
aro said to have been killed or injured.
The fugitives camping outside of tho
range of destruction are almost entirely
destitute. The greatest misery prevails
among them.
Improvement In Financial Markets.
Buenos Ayres, May 17.—Tip- Senate's
refusal to assent to the committee to
inquire into tho position of Stato banks
caused an improvement In the market.
On the Bourse rumors are current to tho
effect that it is inevitable that tho Pro
vincial Bank will liquidate, and that tho
National Hank will be converted into a
large concern with a monopoly of the
issue of notes.
Tho Sick Chamber.
London, May 17.—< Jladstone is now
well enough to be out of bed, but he ia
not permitted to go out of doors.
The Duchess of Fyfe gave birth to a
daughter this morning at the Duke's res
idence.
Tho Princess of Wales, mother of tho
Duehoss, was present. The mother and
child are doing well.
The English In Egypt.
Paris, May 17.—The Repubhque Kra/i~
cai.se has a warlike article on England in
Egypt. It contends that the French Gov
ernment ought to resent the English
? reparations to destroy what is left ot
'rench influence in Egypt, and says tho
Chamber of Deputies and the country are
willing to grant whatever may be neces
sary to vindicate the rights of Franco.
On the Field of Honor.
Rome, May 17.—A duel growing out of
a dispute originating in a stormy debate
in the Deputies on May Day, was fought
to-day. Tho principals were Signor Bar
silai, member of tho Chamber of Depu
ties, who was wounded in the labor riots,
and Captain Bozzi. The fawner received
wounds in the arm and head as the result
of the duel.
Tariff Question.
Paris, May 17.—Although tho Deputies
debated the tariff for a fortnight, tho
measure practically has not advanced a
step. The House is tired of the whole
business'before really the business part
of the discussion on the articles of tariff
has began. In spite of the appeals of tho
free traders, a reduction of the Govern
ments proposals is out of the question.
Not Officially Recognized.
Paris, May 17.—Tho Chilean Senator,
Senor Matte, who is here as a delegate of
the Congressional party, has been re
ceived by the Under Secretary of Foreign
Affairs, but not by Minister Ribot. H#
has also called upon a number of diplo
mats, but has nowhere been recognized
officially.
Scene of Disorder.
Dublin, May 17.—Kanturk, in County
Cork, was the scene of much disorder to
day. While the MeCarthyi.es were hold
ing a meeting the proceedings were in
terrupted by a band of Parnellites. A
free light followed. Many persons were
seriously wounded.
French Oaks Stake.
Paris, May 17.—The race for the French
Oaks took place to-day and was won by
Michel Ephrussil's chestnut tilly Prim
rose, by Pelton, out of La Papillonne, M.
H. De Lammarr's eh. f. Primrose second
and tho same gentleman's eh. f. CToserie
third.
Church weddings are on the decline,
according to the Ecclesiastical Committee
of the Litchfield Diocesan Convention.
Greater privacy and lens cost are snp
> posed to be sought for.

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