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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 75.
A Train Torn to Atoms by an Ex
plosion of Dynamite.
EIGHTEEN PERSONS KILLED AND
Tho Strikers in tho Coko Region Dc-
Icldo to stay Out of tbo Mines—An
other Clash Occurs Dctwoon the
Strikers and Deputies, In Which
One of tbo Former Was Wounded
and Several Deputies "SVero Pounded
aud Kicked In a Horrible Manner.
Special to the Record-Union.
Taiiuytown (N. V.), May 19.—Just
before noon to-day a work train on the
Hudson River road was blown to atoms
near bore by an explosion of dynamite,
which was being transported to use in
track construction. There were thirty
three men on tlie train, eighteen of whom
were killed and the remainder severely,
and some fatally, wounded. Many ofthe
dead men were blown into the river, and
live bodies still remain there.
The train was torn to atoms, the tracks
ripped from the roadbed and a groat hole
torn in the earth. There were twenty
four cases of dynamite In the first car on
the train, each containing fifty pounds.
A spark from tho engine, it is said, set
fire to a greasy rope coil< d in front of the
packages, and an < xplosion followed.
Its force was l» nific The walls of
a in Tarrytown, two miles away,
were shaken, and some cracked, and
window-glass fell in showers to the side
walks. Scores of clocks were stopped at
The ear in which tho dynamite was
Stored and those following it. wero com
pletely demolished, while the bodies of
the unfortunates on the train were hurled
in every direction.
A terrible sight was witnessed by those
who hurried to the spot. The track was
lorn up for a space of 000 feet, and rails
bent in all shapes, while dead bodies and
terribly mangled men still living could
be seen about. The locomotive was blown
out of all semblance to one, and the ten
der had been thrown half wav into the
river. Some men were found hundreds
of yan.s away from the track, while
Others where taken out from the hole
made by the explosion. Tlie wounded in
most cases were horribly mutilated, in
-•veral instances the arms* and legs being
rapidly as possible the wounded
ared for by surgeons and removed
to the hospital. Ten Of those killed were
picked up along the track, while ti've
were taken irom the river. Three of the
injured died shortly after being picked
up. It is believed there are still some
- in the river, and the total number
of killed will be twenty or more.
The killed are: John McCarthy, time
r; Frank Morrisey, powder tender;
brakeman John Smith and fifteen Ital
ians, names unknown. All the train
hands were seriously injured, as well as
A panic occurred in the High School of
rarrytown among tlie pnpuswhen the
building was violently shaken by the
explosion, all thinking tbat an earth
[Uake had occurred. The children ran
wildly into the street, but, fortunately, no
tne was injured.
in thi: (oki: regions.
Another clash Between the strikers
PtTTSBURO, May !<>.—A dispatch from
lalesays: The miners of this region
lemonstrated their intention to remain
nit in more than one way to-day. Every
effort was made by the operators to force
themen in convention to vote to return
to work, but the work ofthc leaders in
opposition was too powerful, and they
ti> remain out to a man. Every
district in the region was represented.
: i! riots occurred this evening, one
striker being shot and Blightly wounded.
"ne <>f s iders from the strikers' ranks,
who has been working, booted the crowd
of strikers on the street and was driven
Into a Seottsdale house by a mob of 1.000
men that would not disperse- until the
se had been turned on them.
Shortly after two deputies from the
Valley works tried to assert authority
over the maddened mob. A rush was
made for the deputies, oneof whom tired,
wounding a striker. The deputies were
trampled nnder foot in a moment, but
were picked up and carried away by the
to uti policemen, while the mob fled be
fore another assault from the fire depart
Soon another rush was made, tho depu
ties taken from the police and pounded
and kicked in a horrible manner, l 'nder
advice ol the leaders the strikers finally
1< t tbem go.
DESTBI < 1 IVE FIRE.
Jacksonville, Florida, Suffers to the
Extent of Half a Million Dollars.
Jacksonville Fla.), May 19. -Early
thifl morning a laige building, occupied
by the United States District Court, Post
ttbee. Masonic Lodge-room, <;. A. K.
Hall and a number of lirrn^ waa burned.
A nui living on tbe third
ed with their lives.
The Postmaster saved the mail and fur
niture, while oth pying the build
ing lost everything. The adjoining
buildings are threatened and tin.' firemen
. !<> keep the fire
within tbe limits of the building ai ready
< ly amounts To
I it or more and Is only partially in
- one of tbe most de
bat bas ever visited Jackson
ville, an.; tbe losses foot up nearly bait'
a mil: v. Three more buildings
• k block, a Din e-Btory brick
build pied by a liquor dealer and
per "and another adjoin
ing, which was used by the United States
Government as a bonded warehouse
w« re \•;>.;■ the latter build
ing wa i, the firemen got the lire
i.;. tons stn i - Strikers.
sn Rapids (Mich.), May 19.—The
-car strike culminated to-night in
•US riots, in which seven men
. and oe.e. .ia,
Marshal, a conductor on the South
Division street tine, was fatally injured.
Most of the rioting occurr I corner
of 1 enth avenue and South Division
street, Where a mob tried to arrest the
non-union men and were r<
by the strikers themselves, who were at
length overpowered and the cars over
I, the drivers knocked on the head
and seriously injured.
A Financial Sensation.
N;w H.\vi:\ May !!».—Tbis
city is in the midst of a financial sensa
tion. A few days since Henry 11. nun
noil, of the banking house of Bunnell dt
Scranton, the junior partner, being con*
fined tO his house, the cine!' clerk
,is of the establishment. Ugly
rumors at once began to circulate, and
to-mght Scranton made a statement that
the concern would make an assignment. I
Financial neople to-day placed the i
liability of the firm at about £3t)0,000, and
thought the assets would figure up about
Davis Will Cose.
Bi-tte (Mont). May 10.—Tho trial of
the Davis case commences to-morrow. A
large number of counsel are in town, in
cluding Colonel Ingersoll for the con
testants, Henry Root and others. The
case turns on the validity of the will pro
duced last .luly by John A. Davis which
Root and other heirs claim is a forgery.
The testimony of expat Oarvaito and
others is decidedly expressed to this
effect. A panel of 300 jurors has been
called. It will take a week or more to
get the jury alone.
Miss Couzens* Case.
Chicago, May 1!'. -The case of Miss
Phoebe Couzens, se< king to compel the
Executive Commit; -> of the Board of
lady Managers ofthe World's Fair to
restore her to the S< iretaryahip, came up
before Federal Judy, Biodgett to-day, on
Miss Couzens' motion to remand the case
to the State Courts. Judge Biodgett de
nied the motion.
Railroad Officials Must Stand Trial,
New York, May 19.—The demurrer of
the Xew Haven Railroad Directors to the
indictments charging them with keeping
stoves in their steam cars, contrary to the
statute, was overruled, and they must
now stand trial.
Four Italians Buried Alive.
Providence (BL I.), May 19.—A cave
on the improved sewerage work in Elm
wood tiiis afternoon buried eleven Ital
ians. Seven were saved, but the other
four are still buried aud are undoubtedly
Suits Against tho Atchison.
Nkw Yokk, May in.—Vice-President
Reinhart of the Atchison has left for the
West to assist in tho defense of a suit
against the company by San Francisco
Four Mechanics Drowned.
New Yobk, May 19.—Four Newark
mechanics who went fishing in Haeken
sack River Saturday afternoon have been
drowned. The body of only ono has
Tho Losses Will Reach ITnlf a Million.
Gainesville (Texas:, May 19th. —
Further reports from Sunday's disas
trous storm indicate that the loss will
reach fully half a million dollars.
Two Men Killed.
A-LBUQUEHQTTE. May lit.—The caving in
ofa sewer this afternoon resulted in the
killing of two men and the injury of sev
Secretary Blame Greatly Improved.
Nkw York. May 19. — Secretary
lil nine's physicians report him greatly
STATE BOARD OF TRADE.
COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO COM
PILE A HANDBOOK.
General Chlpman Recommended as Su
perintendent of the >tate-s Ex
hibit at the World's Fair.
Special to the Recoiid-Cnion.
s.\n Fraxcisco, May 19.—The regular
monthly meeting of the State Board of
Trade was bold to-day at the rooms iv
the History building.
It was expected that the matter of giv
ing the board's indorsement to irrigation
district bonds would come up for discus
sion, but E.W. Davis, Chairman of the
Bpeciai committee to consider this topic, j
announced that no report had been formn- j
lated, as the committee desired to gain'
further information bearing on the sub- j
ject. The investigation of the committee
has gone sufficiently tax to warrant the j
unhesitating indorsement of district
bonds as first-class security, but it is de
sired to put on record for the committee's
final report a statement that may prove
of much value for the guidance of in
Genera] N. P. Chipman, of Red Bluff,
submitted a detailed report concerning
the State's fruit product lor 1889. [Gen
era] Chipman's report in bill will be
found in another column of the BaooBD
The report Of General Chipman was
well received, although calling forth
Mr. Mills called attention to the per
capita figures, pointing out that in this
end oi the stale over 400,000 people are in
- and not engaged in fruit-raising.
Genera] Chipman said It is an unmis- :
iole fact that fruit-growing in the
south has apparently been more profit
able per capita in the southern counti
He drew the conclusions that more fruit
should be planted in the upper counties.
Mr. Hatch said the impression given of
wealth in the south is not quite fair, since
it is the truth that nearly all the fruit
growers of the south have been aided by
monej brought from the East.
General Chipman said the only object
of his report was to emphasize the rela
tive value Of fruit in this State audio
destroy all impression abroad that Cali
fornia's chief fruit-producing district is
in the south.
Senator BoggS of Colusa called atten
tion to the fact that his county will this
season produce about $1,000,000 worth of
wheat, and lie thought that industry
should Dot be belittled.
Mr. Milis called for a supplement to the
report giving tiie acreage on which the
and wheat were raised.
lt was agreed to add these acreage
figures to the report and to have 10,000
copies printed. Figures of population
and capital invested will also be put in
the report if they can be ascertained.
Mr. Hibbard of < ihioosugg. Btedthat the
comparisons between north and south bo
softened as much as possible.
A resolution offered by C.C* Hutchin
son, of Lassen County, was adopted, pro
viding for a Committee of Five to com
pile a handbook on California.
At the suggestion of Vice-President
stubbs. of the Southern Pacific, Rudolph
Falch, ! tnization a^i nt of
the Southern Pacific, wasappointed to act
as immigration agent of the State Board
It was agreed to secure specimens for
j exhibition ofthe best wheat grown in
J California of all varieties. Fruit-growers
I will also be asked to furnish the best
A. T. Hatch stated in reply to a letter
from Chicago concerning Walter Max
's appointment as Chief of the Bureau
ulttire and Viticulture, he bad
v. ritteii that only a small minority in this
state indorsed .Sir. Maxwell, and that in
dorsements of Genera] chipman would
i make a pile from tloor to ceiling, lie
tiki it would he better it tlie
appointment went to some other State
rather than to Mr. Maxwell, if General
Chipman is not to net the position.
A r solution was adopted roconunend
ing General Chipman as Superintendent
tlifornia exhibit at the World's
W. 11. Mills, K. W. Maslin and J. W,
Davis were appointed a committee topre-
I the matter to the commission, and
also to formulate the opinion of the board
OS to what the California exhibit should
comprise, and to what extent the various
counties of the State may separately ex
hibit their products.
The raisin industry will be the subject
for discussion at tho next meetiug.
SACRAMENTO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1891.
FARMERS AND MECHANICS.
Opening of the National Union
Conference at Cincinnati.
THIRD PARTY ADVOCATES VERY
Sonator-Eloot PefFer and General
Master Workman Powderiy Ad
dress an Enthusiastic Mass Meeting
—l_arge Attendance at the Traus-
Mississlppl Commercial Congress in
Denver—Mayor Shakespeare of Now
Orleans Commended for the Action
Ho Took Concerning tho Late
Troubles In His City.
Special to tbe Record-Union.
Cincinnati, May 19.—The opening day
of the Cincinnati Union Conference is
blessed with a mild temperature. The
morning hours were occupied by the
State delegates perfecting their organiza
The feature tha^ has attracted some at
tention this morning is the apparent
apathy of the South, the delegates from
that section being few in number. A
wide interest is attached to the presence
among tho delegates of an unusually
largo number of prominent laboring
men, particularly Knights of Labor lead
ers. It is rumored the Knights are in
active alliance with the Southern dele
gates and others to prevent the conven
tion organizing a third party at this time.
General Master Workman Powderiy, in
an interview with the Associated Press
representative to-day, just before the
convention was called to order, said: "It
is not truo that either myself, or other
general officers of the order here, are, as
a body, working in any such way."
Various States held a meeting at the
Music Hall this morning. Tho attend
ance was large and the business chiefly
of a routine character. The Ohio dele
gation decided in favor of the immediate
organization of a third party, and of Gov
ernment loans direct to the people, on
reasonable security, at interest not to ex
oeed two per cent, per annum. Almost
to a man they declared themselves, re
gardless of what action Ls taken by the
National Conference, as bound to have at
'■net-an independent State ticket iv the
field in Ohio.
The delegations from Massachusetts,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, California and
Louisiana are also in favor of a third
party. South Dakota opposed the forma
tion of a third party. <>f those from
Kansas the majority are favorable toa
new organization, but there is some oppo
sition to anj- radical action at this time.
About seventy-live delegates are pres
ent from Illinois, but as there was some
trouble about credentials, no decision was
The lowa delegates, of which there are
seventy-five present, favor a new party,
but are in doubt as to its advisability at
To the inspiring strains of the "Star
spangled Banner" from the great organ,
the delegates took the places assigned
them, Kansas and Nebraska getting the
most prominent positions, close to the
stage. Besides the national colors the
only decorations were the banners of
Knights of Labor assemblies and kindred
At exactly 2 i\ m. a delegate advanced
to the front ofthe stage and, accompanied
by the great organ, led the audience in
singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee.'"
At the conclusion of the song, Rev. D.
T. Foster of Cincinnati invoked Divine
Messing, the delegates repeating with
him the Lord's Prayer.
Captain Power of Indiana then read the
official call for tho conference and re
quested the various organizations therein
named to rise as their names were called,
which was done. The appearance of each
delegation was greeted with applause.
Charles K. Cunningham, of Arkansas,
waa introduced as temporary Chairman.
The formality of an election being dis
! with, he made a fervid appeal for
An Alliance song, to the tune of "John
Brown's Body," was tho next feature of
Vx . H. Etobb, of lowa, and GL F. Wash
burn, of Massachusetts, were made As
s. \V. Chase, of Kansas, was selected
A lively wrangle here ensued as to
whether tlie States should be called for
members of the committees, or that the
various national organizations named in
the call make the nominations of the
Oakland, of Kentucky, led tho fight
against the first plan, but was finally
A. Committee on Resolutions wasap
pointed, with instructions to go into ses
sion at once and prepare a platform.
Among the members are : California, H.
13. Dillon; lowa. De B. Weaver; Minne
sota. Ignatius Donnelly; Wyoming, H. K.
The courtesies of the Chamber of Com
merce and Merchants' Exchange were
extended to the delegates, and an enter
prising photographer worked in the
lurther announcement that he would
gratuitously take pictures of tho Kansas
Amid gii at laughter the convention ad
journed until to-morrow.
The Committee on Resolutions met this
evening and organized by making rorna
tius Donnelly of Minnesota Chairman.
Members who emerged at intervals from
the committee room predicted that the
committee would work harmoniously,
and said the St. Louis platform would be
taken as a basis upon which to proceed.
Tiie "Third Party on the Spot" enthu
siasts to-night blossomed out with many
pieces of blue ribbon about an inch
square on their white badges. One of
them said, when asked its meaning:
"The child is already born, and we mean
to put clothes on it right away,'' intimat
ing that the growth ofthe new party
spirit had been such that those who had
been concealing their real sentiments
from prudential motives are inclined to
throw Off the mash and urge immediate
action in the matter.
The Committee on Permanent Organi
sation to-night selected Senator Peffer for
Permanent Chairman. Hugh Kava
naugb of Cincinnati, J. A. Brooks, Presi
dent of the National Farmers' Alliance
and Gideon Delamater of Colorado, an
old time Green backer, were made vice-
During the meeting of the committee a
communication was sent in by the Kan
sas men to the effect that they had with
drawn Peffer ami desired the" selection of
Delamater for Permanent chairman, but
their action was not regarded by the
Cincinnati. May 19.—A largely at
tended mass-meeting was held to-night,
the orator of the evening being Senator
Peffer of Kansas. He began by saying
thai these people before him were "har
bingers of a revolution that will dethrone
money and re-establish the authority of
the people. tt is a movement not to de
stroy, but to create: not to tear down,
but to build np; not to destroy the
wealth oftlie rich, but to restore to labor
its just reward.
Referring to a placard on the b»lconv
of the hall, "Niue Million Mortgaged
Homes," Peffer said it told volumes.
The disease of mortal usury must be
cured. Growing more fervid in his man
ner, the speaker said: "What shall we
do with the money power? We'll raise
up a power among the people, make our
own money and use it. [Tremendous
applause.] Take their railroads? No!
We'll build our own. [More applause.]
We will fight with ballots, and a prayer
for the Alliance is in a great measure
taking the place of the churches."
Peuer closed by giving the uew party
a great boom in these words, "Ddos
this mean a new party? [Ofies of 'Yes.']
What else are wo here for? The prophecu
of the hour is that a new party is to be
born here, and its name is to be the na
tional party." [Great applause.]
If. It. Wilkins of Kansas also spoke.
He scolded the careless voters. The peo
ple should think with their brains, not
with their stomachs. Too many of tho
toiling masses take their opinions ready
made. He did not believe in tho absolute
truth of the maxim that tho people were
always right. The stamp of public ap
proval was often given to the wrong doc
trine, lie favored eight hours. "'The
people's party," said ho, "is going to set
tle two things—the two-year-old parties,
and the wants of people will get the
relief demanded." He was seriously
severe on the money power, and in con
clusion read some wholesome advice to
the reform party, the burden of which
was to preserve a high standard of indi
Tho next speaker was one who had not
been advertised, but who received a
greeting that nearly raised the roof. It
was General Master Workman Powderiy.
He began by declaring that he could say
amen to every word Peffer and Wilkins
bad voiced. "It has been charged," said
he, "that I am here to head otl' the third
party movement. If your movement is
so weak that one small man can head it
off it is not worthy of tho name.
My friends, this movoment is too
large to be led or stopped by any
one man." [Wildapplau.se.] Powderiy
went on to warn the conference against
undue haste. No President could be
elected this year if it was tried. Speak
ing to the Kansas men, lie said they did
not understand the situation in his part
of tho country, where ignorant foreign
ers were brought to the polls and voted
by numbers. Pennsylvania required a
patient education, and the success of tho
reform movement depends upon the edu
cation of tho people. The Knights of
Labor will vote for the principles of their
organization, and when you form a party
embodying such principles as have been
announced here to-night, you will find
every Knight of Labor standing at the
polls and doing his full duty.
The meeting dispersed, cheering again
and again for Powderiy and the Knights
It is understood that when the States
were called in the Committee on Resolu
tions to-night. Congressman <>tis of Kan
sas, proposed that the conference re
affirm the Oeala and St. Louis platforms,
and appoint a National Committee to
confer with the members of a meeting to
bo held in Cincinnati on February 22.
Otis' proposition, it is said, was warmly
supported by Weaver of lowa, and Don
nelly of Minnesota, and will probably
form the basis upon which the committee
, will perform its labors.
Tho new party m,en in this conference.
who are hourly growing bolder in their
demands for immediate action, are de
termined to head otf the McCune-Polk-
Simpson contingent, and to that end they
are exerting themselves to have the con
vention take such action and adopt such
a platform as will make tho new party a
certainty in 1892.
Prohibition and woman suffrage wore
aired before the committee.
McClure and Simpson are accused of
lingering so long in* Washington after
the adjournment of Congress that
tbey have become impressed with
the ideas ot those who are opposed to act
ive work looking to tho formation of a
The Committee on Rules and Order of
Business to-night decided that in all dis
puted questions the States shall be called
and the chairman of each delegation an
nounce the number of persons in favor of
a proposition and those against it, and the
majority shall rule! This will give Kansas
a decided advantage.
Large Attendance at tho Trans-Mls
slssippl Conference in Denver.
Denver, May 19.—The hotels are
crowded with delegates from all over the
country to the Commercial Congress,
which assembles to-day.
The North, South and West sank all
se-tional interests at the first session of
the Trans-Mississippi Congress, which
opened here to-day.
When the convention was called to
order at 10:43 by Mr. Fishback, Chairman
ofthe local organization, fully one thous
and delegates were present.
Mayor Rogers of Denver spoke upon
the duties of Legislatures and Congress.
Chairman Fishback deprecated sec
tional bitterness, but warned the conven
tion not to be blinded by tlie vital ques
tions awaiting settlement. In New Eng
land, a corner of the country controlled
by the wealth of the people, they domi
nated politics and succeeded in demone
tizing silver. It had forced the commerce
of tins vast area west of the Mississippi
river and interdicted commercial ex
A recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon
was then taken.
At the afternoon session Mayor Shake
speare of New Orleans made a speech, in
which he referred to the recent events in
New Orleans, and said he thanked the
people of the United States for the man
ner in which he was upheld in trying to
do his duly as an American citizen. He
was glad that it was him who was put in
the position to enunciate those few ideas
Of American principles that were left to
contend for. American citizens should
have no fear of assassination.
Ex-Governor Anthony of Kansas, iv
an address, complimented Shakespeare's
management of the New Orleans' affair,
and said : "We open our doors wide for
the nations of the earth, and permit them
to pluck the fruits of liberty and equal
ity as wo pluck them, but in order to en
title them to do that they must be Amer
At 5 v. m. the congress adjourned until
The slate made up by the Committee on
Permanent Organization is thought to be:
Chairman. ex-Governor Anthony, of
Kansas; First Secretary, B. F. Forsytho,
of New Mexico; Assistant Secretary, T.
Richardson, of Texas, and a number of
Vice-Presidents, including N. B. Glynn,
of Idaho; 11. w. Lawrence, of Utah,ana
J. C. llayard, of Wyoming.
A Village Destroyed by Fire.
Milwaukee, May 19.—Dispatches to
the S'-)}lin, I report forest fires destroying
the little village of Amherst on the Mil
waukee and Northern line. Most ofthe
inhabitants boarded a train and were
taken to Iron Mountain. There was no
time to save anything. Garth, Wis., is
completely surrounded by fire, and
everyone in town is fighting the tlames.
On Trial for Murder.
MKBCKO, May 19.—The trial of C. T.
Hale for the murder of Mrs. Lottie Mc-
Dowell began in the Superior Court to
day. The day was devoted to the exami
nation of jurors. The evidence in this
ense is purely circumstantial, and of a
sensational nature. Mrs. Mcl>ow ell's as
sassin fired at her through a window and
killed her. A number of suspicious cir
cumstances seemed to point to Hale's
Damac.cs from Forest Fires.
Inpiana (Perm.), Majr 19.—The forest
fires in this vicinity did much damage to
day, several sawmills aud some houses
FRAUDULENT LAND AGENT.
Many Sawmill Operators ia Wash
REPUBLICANS VICTORIOUS IN THE
Governor Markham and Family Leave
Pasadena To-day for Sacramento—
Meeting at San Francisco in the In
terest of Irrigation Districts—Rail
road Accident in tho Tehachapl
Mountains—Everything Quiot at tho
Franklin Mines—Oakland Races.
Special to the Record-Union.
Spokaxk (Wash.), 19.—An alleged
Special agent ot the General Laud Office
has been operating through Eastern
Washington for the past month with re
markable success. He goes by the names
of Pendleton, Pemberton, Zemberton
and Semberton. and threatens sawmill
men with prosecution for buying timber
from settlers who have not yet proved up
on their claims. He has swindled five or
six men out of sums ranging from ?200 to
8.300. Special Agent Sholes is besieged
with inquiries from tho man's victims.
Advices from Washington say that he
has no connection with the General Land
Office, but ho must havo been so con
nected at some period in the past, be
cause he has credentials, and is thoroughly
familiar with his business.
MONEY FOU INSURGENTS.
A Quarter of a Million Deposited In
Sau Francisco to Their Credit.
San Francisco, May ifl.—A report is
current here in connection with the re
cent arrest of Senator Trumbull, the al
leged agent of the Chilean insurgents, to
the effect that for some time past $250,000
has been on deposit at the Bank of Brit
ish Xorth America, in this city, to the
credit of tho insurgents and their agents.
The money is said to have been sent here
from Chile, and also letters are now in
possession ofthe Governmeut authorities
which show that many of the wealthy
and influential citizens of Chile have
contributed this and other larsre sums of
mouey for the overthrown of tho Balma
I nitedStates District Attorney Garter
said to-day that the fact of there being a
large sum of money on deposit here to
tho credit of Senator Trumbull would be
an important circumstance in determin
ing the guilt of the accused.
Considerable speculation is indulged in
here as to the outcome of the attempt of
tbe United Suites Grand Jury at Los
Angeles to secure the dispatches" from tho
Western Union and Postal Telegraph
Companies relative to the Chilean affair.
Tho Superiutendents of the two compa
nies were summoned on Monday to pro
duce these dispatches, and it is said they
have both refused to do so.
Meeting In San Francisco to Induce
Capitalists to Purchase Them.
San Francisco, May 19.—A confer
ence was held at the Chamber of Com
merce this afternoon by a number of men
interested in irrigation anci a number of
bankers. The object ofthe meeting was
to assist the negotiation of irrigation
I bonds issued under the Wright Act. Tho
irrigationists asked the bankers to ap
point a tribunal of lawyers and engineers
wdio should examine" the legality and
feasibility ola particular scheme, and if
satisfied with the report give issue of
About §10.000,000 of bonds have been
issued, and only $4,000,000 placed. The
dilliculty in placing them is believed to
be due to the fact that San Francisco
capitalists did not indorse the securities.
After a long discussion the whole matter
was referred to a committee ofthe clear
ing house and the meeiing adjourned.
TIIE WALLA WALLA TRAGEDT.
Further Evidence Taken Koforo tho
Court of Inquiry.
Wai.ea Walla, May 19.—The Court of
Inquiry on the lynching by soldiers was
resumed to-day. The officers of tho gar
rison testified that they had no idea a
lynching was intended. Attorney H. S.
Blandford testified that after the at
tempted lynching on the night ofthc 23d,
J the officers were warned that the sol
diers were coming again next night. One
! source of information was from a Mason
, of rank in the garrison, who wanted to
save Marshall Robinson. Sergeant Geo.
.fares, who was oil" on a furlough, also
warned policemen Ames and Morse that
they would be murdered if they did not
keep away from the jail that night. All
this was communicated to Colonel Comp
ton, and he said he had no more idea that
his soldiers would sack the jail than
would members oftho Episcopal Church.
An Engine Runs Into an Express
Tehachapt, May 19.—Express train' No.
■19, due here at 7:35 from San Francisco,
was wrecked three miles below hero by
engine No. 58, Tuttle, engineer, running
; into it. Tuttle's orders wero to run to
Bakersfield, avoiding the regular trains,
but he overlooked them. Engine No.
-10, Goble, engineer, and 247, Thomas,
engineer, were drawing an express of
eleven cars and staid with their engines.
Thomas was badly bruised on the legs.
Superintendent" Burkhalter was soon
on hand with a wrecking train and en
gines to take the place of those disabled.
The train will be delayed about five
No cars left tho track, but the passen
gers were shaken up, and several slightly
bruised, no one seriously. This occurred
near the point of the groat wreck of 1883.
Tlio Republicans Elect a Majority of
Stockton, May 19.—-The Republicans
are firing guns to-night in celebration of
their victory in the city election to-day.
They elected W. R. Clark for Mayor,
also the Assessor, Clerk, Surveyer, Su
perintendent of Streets, two School Di
rectors and three Couucilmen. The
Democrats won only three officers, the
Treasurer, Councilman-at-Largo and one
Councilman from tlie First Ward. Clark
for Mayor has ninety-six majority over
The proposition to issue $40,000 in bonds
for improvement of the channels was
carried by 2,300 majority in a total vote of
Everything Quiet at Franklin.
Seattle (Wash.), May 19.—Everything
is quiet in the coal mines at Franklin,
though a large force of armed guards is
still maintained. Many of the negroes
brought here by the Oregon Improve
ment Company have been put to work,
and the whiU* miners show signs of yield-
ing, several familios having loft to-day.
Last night about twenty shots were fired
at a special train on which the She riff and
his deputies were traveling, but no one
Oakland, May 19.—First race, three
year-olds and upwards, half-mile heats,
Revolver won, Ida Glenn second. Best
Second race, iniie and one-sixteenth.
Acclaim won, Sheridan second. Time,
third race, handicap, mile and an
eighth. Wild Oats won, Alfarotta second.
Fourth race, two-year-olds, three
quarters of a mile. Bescador 'won, Folly
second. Time, l:l$j.
Suleido in Arizona.
Pomona (Cal.), May ID.—News has just
been received here that James P. Bruner,
formerly of this place, committed suicide
at his home on a cattle ranch near Hol
brook, Arizona, Thursday or Friday. Ho
was about 55 years of age, and haa mot
with many strange vicissitudes in Cali
fornia and Arizona. He leaves a wife
and four sons in San Cruz County and a
daughter in Sacramonto, besides several
San Francisco, May 19th.—William
B. Hall was arrested to-day on five
charges of felony embezzloment. Ho
was formerly a bookkeeper for Green
berg <fe Bier, wholesale jewelers, and is
charged with misappropriating about
>7,(HXJ of their money.
Woodland, May 19.—Tho will of the
late John I). Laugenour was tiled tor
probate hero to-day. It disposes of his
entire estate, amounting to about one
and a halt millions, to his wife and tivo
children. No charitable institutions are
San Francisco, May I!).—The ship
ments of wine from San Francisco by
sc:i and rail during the first four months
of bS!»l were 3,371,670 gallons, valued at
82,387,500, against 2,54t>,000 gallons, at
$1,171,900 during tho same period in 1890.
Light Rain at Gilroy.
Git-Roy, May 19.—Light showers of
rain, accompanied by considerable light
ning, fell last night. The weather keeps
cool, allowing grain to head out magnifi
cently. Haying is in active progress.
SrsAxviLLK, May 19.—There were
seven distinct shocks of earthquake hero
to-day. Two of them were very heavy.
Governor Markham and Family.
Los Anuki.es, May 19.—Governor
Markham and family leave Pasadena to
morrow for Sacranieuto.
WON ON A FOUL.
BOWEN AXD MYERS TRY CON
CLUSIONS IN THE RING.
The "Streater Cyclone" Fouls the
"Louisiana Tornado" and Loses
Special to the Record-Union.
New Orleans, May 19.—The great
light-weight glove light between Andy
Bowen, the "Louisiana Tornado,'' and
Billy Myers, the "Streator Cyclone,"
occurred to-night in the famous Olympic
Club. Nearly 3,000 people witnessed the
encounter. Betting to-day was $190 on
Meyers to $80 on Bowen.
These men, it will be remembered, met
last May aud fought twenty-six rounds,
at the end of which Meyers' manager,
Cheeney, gave up the fight. Meyers was
not knocked out, but was bruised and
bloody, and presented the appearance of
being very nearly beaten.
Bowen was seconded to-night by Bob
Farrell and Tom Kelly, while Myers was
seconded by Link Pope, Andy Myers and
Alf. Kennedy. Alexander Brewster was
ln the first round Bowen was wary and
Myers aggressive. Bowen hit Myers a
smasher on the head, knocking him
down, and repeated the knock-down
again in a short time.
In the second round Myers continued
to crowd Bowen, and received a hard
swing on his eye. Bowen got a heavy
left-hander on the ear. Bowen landed
his right on Myers' ribs, the blow sound
ing all over the house.
In the third round Myers' nose was
bleeding freely, and he received a smash
on the ribs that nearly knocked him
down. Bowen staggered Myers with
a right-hand swing, and landed a right
hand body punch, the force of which was
broken by Myers' retreat.
ln tho fourth round Myers kept press
ing on in spite of hard blows from
Bowen, and succeeded in landing a right
hander on Bowen's uose.
In the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds
sharp blows were exchanged, but nothing
In tho eighth Myers seemed tired of
being the aggressor, and tried to pull
Bowen on, but the latter was cautious.
Finally, when Bowen did lead, Myers
knocked him down.
In the ninth, Myers was staggered by
a right-hander, but kept pushing, and re
ceived a blow in the stomach a moment
In the tenth, eleventh and twelfth
rounds were some sharp exchanges, and
Bowen was evidently getting angry. He
began to fight viciously, but with bad
judgment. He smashed Myers' eye with
a right-hander and it bled profusely.
In tho thirteenth and fourteenth rounds
Myers begged Bowen to lead. Bowen
responded with a smash iv Myers' stom
ach. Myers landed his right solid on
In the fifteenth, sixteenth and seven
teenth rounds there was sharp fighting,
both landing heavy blows, Bowen finish
ing the round with a heavy right on My
ers' jaw, following with one delivered
on the stomach. Myers' face was look
ing very bad at this'time. Ho had a ter
rible black eye, which was blooding at
ono corner, and a swollen and bloody
nose. Myers still continued his aggres
sive tactics, and in the next few rounds
landed some hard blows, soeming to get
In the nineteenth round, after a sharp
clinch, Myers, in breaking away, fell.
In the twentieth round Bowen landed,
knocking Myers to the ropes. The re
leree cautioned Myers to fight fair. The
Streator boy was evidently eager to finish
the fight, but could not land.
In tho twenty-second round Bowen
landed a heavy right| on Myers' sorel eye
and a left on the stomach. Myers landed
a vicious right, aud committed several
In the twenty-fourth round Myers
fouled Bowen several times, and the
crowd became boisterous.
The referee awarded the fight to Bowen
on a foul. President Nowell said a final
decision will be rendered to-morrow.
Several of the Myers men think he lost
the battle justly.
At Death's Door.
San Diego, May 19.—Judge Taft has
been unconscious for two days. It is
only a question of a short time when
death comes. General McCook has of
fered a guard of honor as a token of ap
preciation for his services as Secretary of
WHOLE NO. 15,473.
MARTIAL LAW IN HAYTI.
Armed Forces Patrolling the
Streets of Port-Au-Prince.
EX-QUEEN NATALIE EXPELLED FROM
The Body of a Boy With All ______ Limbs
Severed Fonnd iv a Bag in the Rlvor
at Liverpool—Tho Press at Rome
Sharply Attacks Premier Rudlnt—
Ills Conduct of Foreign Affairs Said
to Have Been a Series of Failures.
Special to the RecoutvUnion.
New York, May 19.—Martial law has
been proclaimed in Port au Prince
Armed soldiers patrol the streets night
and day, and no one is allowed to enter
or leave tho city without ■ passport.
Tho Haytian Capital is literally in a state
of siege. The cause of this condition of
allairs is the agitation caused by the sup
porters of < Jenoral Legitime, the deposed
President. Thisnews has been contained
in letters received by merchants engaged
in Haytian trade in New York, lt is also
announced i-'irmin, the Minister of
Finance and Foreign Affairs in President
Hippolyte's Cabinet, has resigned, though
no explanation ofhis conduct is given.
The report that any attempt lia-. been
made on tho life of President Hippolyte
is absolutely denied.
Tiie exact date at which martial law
was proclaimed in the Haytian Capital
has not been given. For months, though,
it waa said, the supporters of Legitime
have been actively engaged in stirring up
a feeling against the present administra
tion. The deposed President, who is
now sojourning in Jamaica, has. it is said,
been regularly posted in tne work ot his
secret emissaries. President Hippolyie,
however, has not been napping, and be is
now determined to nip the threateiu'd
uprising in the bud and at the same time,
if possible, bring the guilty ones to
The Gendarmes succeed In Expelling
Her From Servia.
Bel«i;.u>e, May 19. — Alter consulta
tion, the Ministers and Regents this
morning decided to expel Natalie from
Servia, and instructions to that effect
were given to the police.
A strong force of gendarmes made a
fresh attack npon the Queen's palace and
succeeded in breaking through the cor
don of students and citizens guarding
Natalie. After a sharp fight the gend
armes succeeded in entering the palace.
The gendarmes then forced their way
into Natalie's bedroom and summoned
her to arise, as she must instantly leavo
Servian territory. The Queen calmly re
plied that she would yield to force, and
requested the students who so gallantly
defended her to make no further resist
ance. The <.|ueen was then allowed to
dress herself, and alter bidding adieu-to
the leaders of her defenders, during which
a most touching scene was witnessed, sho
was escorted to a private carriage which
was waiting at the palace entrance, and
was hastily driven to the railroad station,
followed by tlie cheers of the students an I
the citizens of Belgrade, whose enthusi
asm had to be kept within bounds by the
display of an overwhelming force ef
troops. At this station a special train was
in waiting and the Queen immediately
was conveyed on board. NO sooner was
the Queen and her baggage on board than
the train left the depot for tho Hungarian
The populace is enraged against the
Minister of War, Colonel Miletics, who
is understood to have been the most active
of the Ministers in insisting that Natalio
should be expelled. Tho popular feeling
against him issogreat it is probable ho will
be compelled to tender his resignation.
ln the right which took place last night
between the gendarmes and the students
and citizens, while the latter were defend
ing the Qnsen'a palace, one man was
killed and fifty more or less severely
EN ROUTE TO RUCHAREST.
Vienna, May 19.—1t is stated here that
ex-Queen Natalie of Servia is ou route to
the Palace of Sinai at Bucharest, the Capi
tal of Houmania. a fact which gives riso
to the rumor that important political
events may follow her expulsion frem
Crops in Ontario.
Toronto, May 19.—The May bulletin of
the Bureau of Industries gives a cheerful
forecast of the yield of fruits and grains.
So bright an outlook, it says, has not
been presented for many years for a full
wheat crop in Ontario. Winter rye is in
fair condition. Of the other grain crops
little ia said. There is a decrease in the
area of barley sown, owing to the fear of
the McKinley bill interfering with tho
price. Some fields formerly devoted to
barley are sown to spring wheat, oats and
peas. Fruit trees and grapevines camo
through the winter well, and will likely
have a large yield. But littic injury was
done by the recent frosts.
Liverpool, May 19.—Early this morn
ing the police found in tho river a sailor's
clothing bag, in which was the dead
body of a boy, apparently not over 15
years of ago. The boy had but recently
been killed. His throat was cut from ear
to ear and his legs severed from hisliody.
A new knife and saw wero found with
his remains. On tho bag was painted tho
name, "Tarn Girvan,'' but further than
this there is no clew to the murderer.
The police aro searching all the shipa and
sailors'resorts for "Tarn," or some per
son who may know him or his bag.
Onslaught Upon Anarchists.
Rome, Maj- 19.—Signor Nicotera, Min
ister of the Interior, is makiug a deter
mined onslaught upon Anarchist socie
ties throughout Italy. Ho has ordered
every prefect in the provinces to make
raids upon local clubs until exterminated.
The Minister himself is personally wag
ing war upon the Anarchists of this city,
where, despite tho activity with which
the police have prosecuted thorn since tho
Ist of May, twenty clubs still remain.
Failed to Aerree.
Melbourne, May 19. — Negotiations
which have been carried on between tho
Premiers of Victoria, New South Wales
aud South Australia, with a view to the
adoption of a uniform action in submit
ting the federation proposals to tho people
of each of those colonies, have failed.
As a result of this failure each of thtigm
colonies has decided to follow its owl
Rndini Sharply Attacked.
Rome, May 19.—Tho press sharply at
tacks Rndini. The lieforwa says his con
duct of foreign affairs has been a series of
failures. Thero has been a woful want
of energy in tbo management oftho New
Orleans correspondence, and in this and
in other instances the lax ness of govern
ment has seriously compromised the
prestige of Italy abroad.l