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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 97.
KEYSTONE BANK FAILURE.
Comptroller Lacey Submits a Re
port of His Investigations.
THE BANK'S MONEY USED FOR PRI
Tho Rank "Was Not Ordered Closed at
First for tho Reason That an En
deavor Was Being Made to Make
Good tho Losses by an Assessment
TTpon the Capital Stock — Finally
Finding That the Directors Took
no Action in tho Matter, Comptrol
ler Lacoy Closed tho Bank.
Special to the Record-Uniow.
Washington-, June 14.—After careful
preparation, and after submission to his
superiors, the statement of Comptroller
of Currency Lacey, relative to the down
fall of tho Keystone Bank of Philadelphia,
has been made public by the Secretary of
the Treasury, to whom it is addressed. It
is a voluminous document containing
nine thousand words, and embodies cor
respondence aud papers bearing upon
the Quaker City's financial scandal. Tho
statement, which is in the form of a com
munication to Secretary Foster, bears
date of June 10th, and runs substantially
"I have the honor to submit here
with a statement of the facts leading up
to tho final closing of the Keystone Na
tional Bank and the appointment of a
Receiver therefor. The first information
referred by me in reference to what has
been known as the Lucas defalcation was
xmtained in a communication addressed
to me by Bank Examiner Drew for Phil
idelphia, dated January 24, 1891, and
received by mo January 26th. In this
communication, Mr. Drew says that on
mterins into an examination of the Key
stone National Bank, on the 9th mat., ho
was informed by the President that there
would be disclosed the hitherto effectually
concealed debt to tho bank of its late
President, John C. Lucas, amounting to
"Mr. Drew then explained how, by
idroit manipulation of the accounts of the
bank, Lucas, with the assistance of
Marsh, tho former cashier of the bank,
abstracted large sums of money from the
bank to use in speculations in real estate
it Spring Lake and Sea Girt, N. J., and
the construction of a largo building in
Philadelphia, now occupied in part by the
bank. To protect the bank as far as
possible Drew took measures, with the
iSMstance of United States District At
torney Read, to secure for the bank,
without publicity whatever, property be
longing to the estate of Lucas, and suc
ceeded in obtaining the property used by
:he bank as a banking house for §225,000,
md property at Spring Lake and Sea
iii t. Marsh, Drew reported, was ignor
mtly led in these transactions, and
promised Lucas, when tho latter was on
bis death bed. to continue the deception
lmler representations that this money
abstracted would soon be returned to tho
wnk £umh the result of Lucas' enter
prises. He also reported that there was
i'j evidence that Marsh had profited by
-hese irregularities. Drew closed by
itating that beyond the directors of the
j:ink, sevou members of the Clearing-
House Committee, counsel on either side
md himself, no one had any knowledge
jr suspicion, as far as he could say, that
.he bank was in any trouble, and earnestly
toped that no publicity would be given to
he allair until the bank should be re
aabilitated or the efforts to that end wero
"Accompanying this letter was a pre
iniinary statement of the bank's condi
.ion, which, alter reconsidering all prob
able losses, left the capital stock of
$500,000 intact, and a net surplus of
Upon receipt of this report the Comp
.orller was confronted with a grave re
sponsibility. Lacey's statement then re
irerta to the financial stringency at many
mints, and refers to tho calamitous result
hat might have followed immediately
ipon the disclosure of the situation, or the
justing of President Marsh. The Key
itone National Hank passed through a
m\ ere crisis in December, and had been
;ible to weather the storm with $000,000
ess assets than it had when £his report
reached the Comptroller.
It is evident that the Comptroller
■<>u!«l not at this time lawfully have
closed the bank, nor could he have even
evied an ■boo— naont to make good the
unpaid capital, ss Tioue existed.
According to this report, on January
:i7th Mr. Drew came to Washington,
.md, in an interview with the Cotnptrol
er, stated that, in his judgment, and in
h<-opinion of the Clearing House Com
■.nitiee, tho property conveyed to the
jank by the Lucas estate was equal in
value to the indebtedness which had been
concealed, and that in any event the
creditors of the bank were entirely safe.
It was, however, deemed necessary- that
.idditional funds should be placed
n the bank, as its reserve had
Men deficient for a large part of the
jme si iice the run in December.
and, while the real estate conveyed
jo the bank would ultimately produce
.1 sum equal to the debt which it was to
iquidate, that the cash the bank needed
>♦• promptly reinforced, either by the
.-•>alr> of real estate or the reduction in its
mo aexmnta. It was therefore after a
very serious consideration, deemed best
.or the bank, for its creditors, for other
tanking associations, and for the city of
Philadelphia, whose treasurer had an
;ictive account in tho bank, that Drew
should continue the examination of tho
tank.and promptly place his assistant,
Mr. Jones, in charge of tho books with
he understanding that tho active diroc
ors of the bank should visit it daily.
Under those conditions, and for these
reasons, the Comptroller did not insist
upon the Immediate resignation of Presi
dent Marsh,although it was distinctly un
• b rst< *nl that he was to remain only so long
as his services were absolutely necessary
n adjusting the irregularities which had
grown up under his management, as lie
*as, since the death of Lucas, tho only
person living who was conversant with
he operations which resulted so disas
trously to the bank.
The Coinptolier, therefore, did not
dose the bank at this time, for tho reason
hat DO had no lawful authority to do so
i]K>n the (acts submitted, and for the
Author reason that he advised the Bank
Examiner that the capital of .the bank
,vas unimpaired; that the creditors, there
..re. wen- fully protected, and prompt
efforts would lie made to replenish the
..ash by a deposit of 1900,000, to be made
)\- the leading directors and stoekhold
,.js, which should place in it funds until
is own accounts became available.
The statement of Lacey then details in
uxtenso the. suooeeding steps in the busi
aem )n J:imi;ir.v ***• Drew telegraphed
• hat the prospects were encouraging. <>n
February 1-th Laoey was in Philadel
phia, and met the leading directors of the
oaaki »nd il waaagreed that the reserve of
dM bank should be restored and main
aineti. <>" February 17th Drew trans
nittfd his complete report of the bank's
condition, and says:
It will take much timo to fully un
• angle the methods by which tho Lucas
deficiency was abstracted. Drew, in his
otter adds* "That the whole amount of
ihe loss has been appropriated by the
iAto President and his mends. I was
convinced that the present Prasident,
who was cashier under Lucas, has not
beon involved in the depredation further
than to have been the obedient instru
ment of his peculating and designing
chief, but within a day or two I have
been forced to entertain suspicions of
him. I hope these suspicions aro ground
less, but I shall endeavor to satisfy my
self as soon as I can."
Drew had laid before the Directors the
Comptroller's conclusions about an as
sessment, and while some were willing
to pay, the others feared the order would
create another attack on the bank.
On February 20th Comptroller Lacey
wrote to Drew acknowledging receipt of
a draft of Drew's full report, and direct
ing him to give an estimate exact of the
value of the resources and estimates of
the discount upon each class of invest
ments. "My object in this is, if possi
ble," wrote Lacey, "to arrive at pre
cisely the amount of deficiency necessary
to make up by an assessment upon the
capital stock. I should be glad to see
any committee of the board which may
visit Washington, but can conceive no
better way to put the institution in first
class shape than that suggested by me.
One thing is certain, that some action is
imperatively necessary, and the sooner
it is taken the better will be tho results.
"The next communication referring to
this matter seems to have been final, and
a formal report, as developed by the ex
amination, which had been in progress
continually since the communication of
July 24th. This was dated February 28th,
and reached me on March 2d. Having
duly considered all iU:ms stated in this
report, it became apparent that the im
pairment of tho capital existed to the
extent of at least $250,000, whereupon,
under date of March 7th, I levied an as
sessment of $250,000 upon tho association
to make good the impairment of the capi
tal to that amount. This assessment was
levied under a positive promise made by
the committee who visited me that tho
amount assessed would be paid in one
week at the most."
On March 13th Lacey had not been ad
vised of the payment of the assessment,
and on that date wrote to Drew asking
what had been done. The 14th of March
Drew replied, saying: "The board has
not as yet inaugurated any measures to
obtain the assessment, and no portion
has been paid in. Although the old
board was re-elected in January last,
several of them failed designedly to qual
ify, or have tendered their resignations.
Among them is D. P. Nichols, whom I
had hoped would accept, for the time be
ing at least, the Vice-Presidency, and
who is President of the Central Trust
Company. I have earnestly endeavored
to supply the vacancies in the board with
other desirable men, but, under the cir
cumstances, few such are available."
Drew adds: "Ousido of the account of
the City Treasurer, who has all along en
deavored to assist the bank, so far as he
properly could, by putting every day
checks, etc., in the bank to cover, so far
as possible, his drafts the next day
through other banks or ithe Keystone
National Bank, the individual deposits
have diminished since Febeuary 15th a
little more than $200,000. This large
amount could be collected from over
drafts and overdue papers, and, in short,
if the directors of the bank would, as I
repeatedly suggested, take the work into
their own hands, instead of placing it on
the President, who is absorbed in other
matters necessarily connected with the
conduct of the bank, under the present
embarrassing circumstances, $100,000 at
least could becollocted from these sources
within a short time."
This letter by Drew concludes thus:
"1 am greatly disappointed in finding so
little active support given by the direct
ors in an effort to rehabilitate the bank."
The above reached Lacey on the 16th,
and three days later he closed the bank.
The statement next sets forth the let
ter from Lacey to Drew on March 17th,
replying to Drew's letter of the 14th, in
which he says, "tho condition of the Key
stone Bank is such that I must insist
upon the prompt payment of a larger
part of the amount of their assessment
within the next five days, or else I shall
feel called upon to take peremptory
"The bank was closed on tho 19th of
March," continued Lacey, "and did not
reopen for business. Tho order to close
was given after an interview with Marsh,
lie was informed of the fact that cer
tificates representing about 2,600 shares of
stock in tho Keystone National Bank
had been improperly delivered to John
Wanamaker during the lifetime of John
C. Lucas, and negotiations for the sur
render and cancellation of the same had
failed, for the reason that Wanamaker
claimed to hold them as a pledge for tho
payment of a certain sum of money due
him from the estate of John C. Lucas,
and he declined to surrender the stock
until the debt was paid.
"Complaint has been made because of
the delay in appointing a receiver. This
is utterly without force, as no interest
whatever has thereby suffered, and lor
the further reason that the delay was not
unusual. The bank closed on March
l!rt.h, and a receiver was appointed on
May <Jth. This bank was, thorefore, in
the hands of the Examiner fifty days
alter being closed, during which time he
was, in effect, acting as receiver."
" In closing the subject, in justice to
one whose name has !>een brought into
the discussion of this failure, I desire to
say that Hon. John Wanamaker has j
never directly or indirectly suggested or j
solicited ono day's delay in the closing
of the bank, nor in tho appointment of a
receiver, as appears by a telegram here- I
inafter quoted. In fact I havo met him I
but once during the present year, and
that meeting was on the 21st day of
March, at the suggestion and in the pres
ence of A. B. Nettleton, Acting Secretary
of the Treasury. This interview was on
the day after the Keystone Bank was
closed, and he substantially confirmed
tho information I received from Marsh,
and said he held as a pledge certificates
representing about 2,500 shares of stock
in the Keystono Bank. I urged him to
use hit, influence in aid of the efforts be
ing made to reopen the bank. I failed,
however, in my attempt to enlist him in
the enterprise, and so ended all commu
nication between us, excepting the fol
lowing telegram, dating Washington,
. 'Marsh came down last night to say
that it was reported that you intend to
appoint a receiver unless something j
more definite was done to-day. I believe i
nothing more definite was done to-day.
1 believe nothing would sulfer from giv
ing them twenty-four hours longer, at
the end of which they may put on paper
something more definite to be presents i to
you. From what he says, they are get
ting along pretty well in securing sub
scriptions to the new stock. I would
recommend the appointment of a re
ceiver be deferred, say one day. until he
has an opportunity to state something
more definite. John Wanamakek.'
"In concluding this statement, I deem
it my duty to say that, in my opinion,
the several reports made by the Bank
Examiner did not reflect the true con
dition of the bank under consideration.
The degree of blame, if any, which prop
erly attaches to Drew, is yet to be ascer
tained. In tho meantime, however, he
has been directed to suspend examina
tions until the facts are submitted and a
KNEW NOTHING OF THE FACTS.
Philadelphia, June 14. — United
States District Attorney Head said to
night in regard to the statement of Con
troller Lacey that he (Lacey) supposed
him to be in full possession of the knowl
edge of the criminal acts of Marsh. "I
wish to say positively that I had no
knowledge of any criminal act by any
living official until after the bank was
closed. 1 did not know until after the
bank closed that Marsh's reports to the
Comptroller of Currency wero fasc."
Complete census returns give the total
number of school children in Alatneda
County, betweon 5 and 17 years of age at
33,83; under 5 years, 9.343, the gross in
crease being 1,197 over the figures of last
SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MOBNING, JUNE 15, 1891.
Ghastly Deed of a Band of Piute
IN REVENGE FOR THE KILLING OF
ONE OF THEIR TRIBE
Ah Tla, the Slayer of Poker Tom,
After Being Acquitted of the Crime,
Taken by Plutes as lie "Was Leav
ing the Courtroom at Hawthorne,
Nev., and His Arms and Lejjs Sev
ered From His Body—Not Content,
They Cut Off His Head and Chop
the Trunk In Pieces.
Special to the Record-TJniou.
San Francisco, June 14.—A Chronicle
Hawthorne (Nev.) special gives the
ghastly details of the killing of Chinese
Ah Tia at Bridgeport, reported to tho
Chinese Logation here.
Poker Tom, a Piute Indian, disap
peared five weeks ago. His body was
found out into small pieces. The body
had been packed in brine, and was com
Ah Tia gave the Indians a big feast a
few days after Poker Tom disappeared,
and served some choice delicacies which
the Indians greatly relished. The In
dians now believe that Tia made a
fricassee of Tom's head and heart and
served it at tho feast.
Last Monday night the Chinaman gave
himself up to the police, as he feared an
attack from the Indians. Tho Indians
kept guard around the jail all night,
fearing that Tia would get away next
Tia was arraigned on a charge of mur
der. He admitted tho killing, but said it
was done in self-defense. He killed Tom
with a club and then cut the body up to
The Justice of the Peace acquitted Tia,
and as he was leaving the courtroom the
Indians bound him with a rope, led him
half a mile from town; then a brother of
Tom cut oil" one arm. The Chinaman
| cried piteously, but the Indians cut off
the other arm. Then they cut off both
his legs and his head. They cut his
breast open with a cleaver and scattered
his entrails through the sagebrush.
Two hundred armed Indians wero
present, and the butchery was witnessed
by two white men. As the Sheriff did
not protest, no one interfered with tho
The lawyers and Justice of the Peace
are blamed for acquitting Tia, as it was*
known that if they turned him loobo tho
Indians would kill him.
GAMES AT THE BAY.
Tho San Frandsoos Win Their Third
Straight From Oakland.
San Francisco, June 14.—The Oak
land club lost both games to-day through
a few costly errors. Sommers pitched
for the Colonels in the morning, and was
in excellent form, holding down tho
Friscos to five scattered hits. In tho
fifth inning the bases became filled with
Frisco runners, through errors, and Pop
Swett brought three men homo by a
three-base hit, giving the Friscos tho
game by a score of 6 to 3.
In the afternoon game Fitzgerald, the
new left-handed pitcher, was in tho box
for Oakland. Although not in pitching
| trim, he made a good showing. Ho has
I nice curves, but did not use much speed
to-day. The Friseos bunched their hits,
j and won by a score of 8 to 4. The hits
made off Cobb were scattered.
SAN FRANCISCO. A.IJ. R. B.H. 9.8. P.O. A. E.
J. Sharp, 2d b 5 0 0 0 2 3 1
Sweeney, c. f. 4 10 0 4 0 1
Clark, c 4 2 1112 0
Levy, Lf. 4 111100
i Cartvright, Ist b 3 1 1 013 O O
■ Swett. 3db 4 110 2 11
! Hassainer, s. s 3001480
U. Sharp, r. f. 4 0 1 O O 1 O
Young, p 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 34 6 5 3 27 18 1$
OAKLAND. A.B. R. B.H. S.B. P.O. A. E.
j Long c. f. 4 0 2 2 10 1
Cahill, 1. f. 4 0 0 0 4 0 1
: Hardie, c 4 0 O O 4 2 O
Phillips, s.s 3 O 0 O 1 3 O
I Stevens, r. f. 3 1 O O 2 0 0
j Cantillion, 2d b 4 0 0 0 4 10
I Youngman, Ist b 4 110 7 11
O'Neill. 3d b 3 110 111
Sommers, p „ 4 0 10 0 2 1
Totals 83 3 5 224 10 "5
Ruhr by innings-
San Francisco... 00105000 *— f>
I Oakland 0 2 0 0 10 0 0 o—3
Earned runs—San Francisco 1. Three-base
! hits—Levy, Swett. Two-base hit—O'Neill.
Sacrifice hits—Levy, Q. Sharp, Caliill, Can
tillion, Sommers. First bast- on errors—San
; Francinco 5. Oakland 3. First base on called
balls—San Francisco 8, Oakland 5. I/eft on
bases—San Francisco 11, Oakland 7. Struck
out—By Young 2, by Sommers 5. Double
plays—Hassnraer to Swett. Passed balls-
Clarke 1. Wild pitches—Sominers 1, Young
1. Umpire—Sheridan. Oflicial scorer—Staple
SAX FRANCISCO. A.B. R. B.H. S.B. P.O. A. .E
Sharp, J., 2d b 6 12 0 6 6 1
Sweeney, c. f. 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clark, c 5 1 1 O 3 1 o
Levy, 3d b 5 13 13 0 0
Curtwright, Ist b v ._ 4 0 1 013 O 1
Swett, 3d b 3 110 0 2 0
Hassamer, s. s 3 1 O 0 1 fi 1
Sharp, (i., r. f. 5 11110 0
Cobb, p 4 2 10 0 4 1
Totals 41 8 10 227 18 4
OAKLAND. A.B. R. B.H. S.B. P.O. A. E.
Long. c. f. 4 2 2 12 0 0
Cahill, 1. f 5 0 10 10 1
Hardie, r. f. 5 0 0 0 3 0 0
Phillips, s. s 4 0 3 0 3 6 1
Stevens, c 4 0 O 0 3 1 0
Cantillion, 2d b 4 0 0 0 4 10
Youngman, Ist b.... 4 1 1 0 6 1 O
O'Neill, 3d b „. 4 0 10 2 3 3
Fitzgerald, p 4 12 0 2 2 0
Totals 38 4 10 1 27 14 5
Rues by innings—
Sau Francisco.O 0 13 2 0 11 0— 8
Oakland 10110000 I—4
Earned runs—Sau Francisco 2, Oakland 2.
Two-base hits—J. Sharp, la'vv, Oartwright
Cahill. Sacrifice hit* — C.-ihill (2), Hardie'
O'Neill, J. Sharp, Swell, Hsosamer. Long.
First ba«e on errors—Kan Francisco a Oak
land 3. First bane on callr-d balls—San Fran
cisco (>. Oakland 1. Left on base —huh Fran
cisco 12, Oaklnnd S. struck OQt— By Cobb
3; by Fit7^cralU, 2. Double plays—Phillips
to O'Neill: Swett, J. Sharp ana Cartwrighi i2t
•tAMES IX THE EAST.
Cincinnati, Juno 14.—Cincinnati 6,
Louisville, June 14.—Louisvillo 3, St.
Philadelphia, June 14.—Athletic 9.
Denver, June 14.—Denver 7, Omaha 4.
Sioux Cm, June 14.—Sioux City 8,
Kajvsas City, June 14.—Kansas City 6.
St. Paul, June 14.—St. Paul 7, Minne
A QUIET SUNDAY.
Business Houses in Tacoraa Observe
the s ; .bl.uth.
Tacoma (Wash.), June 14.— This has
boon the most extraordinary Sunday in
Tacoma's history. A few weeks ago tho
Anti-Saloon Association began a crusade
and prosecution against tho open-Sunday
saloons under the State law, and secured
, a conviction in a teat case against a
saloon-keeper in the municipal court last
Several convictions had previously
been secured against gambling-houses,
and when the decision was rendered
against the saloons a large proportion of
the population looked aghast, and the
Saloon-Keepers' Union decided to close
all the saloons.
As the State law also includes every
other kind of business except under
takers, livery-stables and hotels, the
saloon-keepecs determined that if one
should close all should, and sorved notice
accordingly. The result is that not a
saloon, gambling-houRO, restaurant, cigar,
or news-stand nas been opened to-day.
Only one confectioner and two or three
fruit-stands in the city dared to keep
open, and they will undoubtedly be pros
ecuted by the saloon-keepers.
A Young Lady Killed by the Accidental
t Discharge of a Gun.
Redwood City, June 14.—Word was
received here this morning from San
Gregorio, twenty-five miles west of this
place, on the coast, that Lizzie Kreiss,
►the fourteon-year-old daughter of Louis
Kreiss. was shot and instantly killed by
the accidental discharge ot a gun in tho
hands of Albert Brown, the seventeen
year-old son of a wealthy Oakland un
dertaker, who was spending his vacation
at Kreiss' hunting and fishing.
The pair were amusing themselves by
handling the gun. and he was showing
her how it was used. His sleeve caught
on the hammer and the gun was dis
charged, the load striking the girl in the
forehead and terribly mutilating her.
She died in five minutes.
When Brown saw the effect of theacci
dent he went insane with grief, broke the
gun to pieces, and would havo killed
himself unless prevented by others.
They havo had to watch him closely to
prevent nis doing bodily injury to him
The parents of the lad were telegraphed
to in Oakland.
Coroner Crowe left Redwood* City this
morning to hold an inquest. The ftineral
takes place to-morrdw.
The Slnffimac Section of the Order En
tertained at Nevada City.
Nevada Cjkty, June 14.—Thirty-three
members of the singing section of the
Mission Turn-Verein arrived here this
morning and were received by a largo
concourse of citizens and the Mountain
Division of the tJ. R. K. of P. Band and
escorted to tho hotel. They spent the day
in visiting the mines and enjoying
the freedom of the city. To-morrow they
will go to tho St. Gothard and Delhi
miues, at Columbia Hill, and havo a
picnic. Many of them are heavy stock
holders in prominent quartz mines of the
county, and the citizens generally unite
•in extending the hospitalities to the
JAmerican and German pallexs.
The .Tackson-Oortjotfe CFl^lit.
Saj* Francisco, June 14.—President
Fulda of thefCalifornla Athletic Club haa*
made public a long , statement of tho*
club's position in regard to tho recent
Jackson-Corbett fight. After telling of
the efforts of the club to encourage legiti
mate sparring, Ifulda says the club has
boen imposed upon many times, and
forced to make rules for its own protec
tion. The men were instructed to finish
the fight, but refused. Each had victory
within his grasp but dared not take it.
The referee could come to but one con
clusion, that both principals decided not
to take any risk, and preferred to save
thoir friends' money and their reputa
tion in preference to keeping their agree
ment/with tho club.
Man and Woman Drowned.
Seattle (Wash.), Juiie 14.— J. Donald
son, aged i 25, an employo of the Fremont
Mills, and Ida Lundberg, a domestic,
aged 20, went boating on Lake Union
this evening. They were changing seats
alter passing under the Latonia bridge,
when Donaldson overbalanced the boat
and it capsized. It came up right sido
up full of water, and he supported the
girl with one arm and held to the boat
with the other. Wnile the girl was strug
gling and screaming two boys rowed to
the rescue, and were within twenty feet
Of them, when Donaldson, exhausted, lost
bis hold and the couple sank, and the
bodies have not been recovered.
Collapse of a Bridge.
Marysville, June 14.—A combined
harvester, which was being takeu to Dis
trict No. 70 Friday evening, broke down
while crossing Snake River. There was
no water in the canal at the time, but
much delay was experienced. A team
returned to Yuba City, where blocks and
jack-screws were obtained, and at an
early hour this morning the machine was
gotten out. There were ten horses at
tached to the machine at the time, but
they had gotten across before tho bridge
Dam Across the Tuolumne.
Modesto, June 14.—The Turlock and
Modesto Irrigation Districts have let a
contract to the Pacific Bridge Company
for the erection of a dam across the
Tuolumne River near La Grange. The
darn will be 105 feet high, 20 feet wide
and 320 feet long at the crest, and 90 feet
wide and 60 foot long at the base. The
dam will be the highest overflow dam in
the United States.
Prison Guards to be Discharged.
San QmOrrnr, June 14.—As a result of
the abandoning of night work in the jute
mill the Prison Directors havo resolved
to discharge thirteen prison guards and a
number ot machinists.
San Fraxcisco, June 14.—The first
shipment of block tin, consisting of seven
tons, from the Temescal tin mines has
been received here.
CANADA'S NEW PREMIER.
110 Has Selected Several of Sir John's
Cabinet for ithe New Ministry.
Ottawa, June 14.—Abbott, Premier
elect, spent several hours at his office in
the Senate Chamber to-day, and had
many callers. It is officially learned that
he is making progress in his task of
forming a ministry, and will likely be
able to announce, when the house meets
on Tuesday, that he has been successful.
The Government will bo carried on in
the same lines until after the session,
when the reconstruction begins.
As far as can bo learned, all the recont
colleagues of the late .Sir Johu Mac
donald have been invited to join Abbott's
ministry It is definitely known al
roady that Sir Hector Langevin, Sir John
Thompson, Hon. George E. Foster and |
Hon. McKenzie Bowell have accepted. If
any trouble occurs it will come from
Hon. J. A. Chapleau. who asserts that ho
regards Sir John Thompson as the best i
qualified, under the circumstances, for
Abbott has cabled to London ordering
his broker to sell all his stock in the
Canadian Pacific Railroad. President
Van Home has also received Abbott's
resignation as a director of the company.
Sir John Thompson was, it is under
stood, asked by the Governor-General to
form a Ministry, but he declined, owing
to the opposition of two of his friend's
colleagues and the ultra Protestants of
A laska claims the world's largest quartz
A Heavily Loaded Excursion Train
Plunges Through a Bridge.
SIXTY PERSONS KILLED OUTRIGHT
AND HUNDREDS INJURED.
The Cargo of the Inman Line Steamer
City of Richmond Discovered to be
on Fire While at Sea—lTer Passen
gers Display Remarkable Courajro
in Face of tho Great Danger—Vio
lent Earthquake Shocks Continue
In Verona District and Threaten
the Destruction of Towns.
Special to the RecorivUniow.
Beknk, Juno 14. —A horrible accident
occurred on the Muenchenstoin and
Bale Railway to-day through the collapso
!of a bridge beneath a heavily loaded ex
cursion train. The train was crowded
with people, on their way to attend a
musical fete. Sixty persons were killed
outright, whilo hundreds were injured.
Two engines and tho first oar plunged
into the river, and all the passengers in
the car were drowned. Two cars re
mained suspended from the bridge. All
the train men were killed. Thirteen cars
The musical fete at Mucnchenstein was
abandoned as soon as the news of the ac
cident arrived, and hundreds of villagers
ihurried to the scene to assist in rescuing
Tho bridge was an iron skeleton struct
ure, which was considered well built and
substantial. The only apparant reason
for the collapso of the bridge is that the
train left the rails and throw its entire
woight on one side of the bridge.
MOMENTS OF AWFCX SUSPENSE.
The Cargo of an Inraan Passenger
Steamer On Fire at Sea.
QrEENSTOWN, June 14.—The steamer
Servia, which left New York on June 6th,
arrived to-day. The Captain reports that
at midnight on Thursday last he sighted
the Inman Lino steamer City of Rich
mond, from New York, June 3d, bound
for this port and Liverpool. The latter
vessel was flying signals of distress, and
the Servia bore down to her to otter
assistance. Captain Redford of the City
of Richmond reported that his cargo was
on fire, and the Servia steamed slowly
_by the side of the City of Richmond
'until Brow head was sighted.
Captain Redford reported that on Tues
day at midnight a lady cabin passenger,
upon getting grut of her berth, noticed
that the floor of her state-room was very
hot. She immediately gave the alarm,
| and an examination was quickly made.
This resulted in the discovery of smoke
issuing from the forehold, and' the smell
indicated that the cotton in the hold, of
which the vessel carried 2,W0 bales, was
on fire. In less than threo minutes all
the passengers, including those in the
steerage, were on de«k. Moat of them
hurriedly left their berths and rushed on
deck scantily attired. Large volumes of
water were poured down upon the burn
ing cotton, but with small effect, and
until the steam fire annihilators were
used no dimunition of the fire was
While tho Captain and engineers were
trying to get the fire under control an
other s.eene presented itself on tho deck
under the eyes of the anxious but well
behaved crowd of passengers. Pro
visions of all sorts were being carried by
the steward to the ship's boats, in view
of the possible necessity of abandoning
the vessel. Throughout the period of
alarm a gale was blowing aud tho ship
During tho dark hours of suspense the
mass of passengers were perfectly calm,
most of them making preparations to
leave the ship. Until daylight Wednes
day the extent of the fire was not known,
so dense was the smoke enveloping the
decks. The sea, too, became so heavy
that it would have been almost impos
sible for the passengers and crew to put
off" in the boats, if such a course had been
deemed necessary. Soon after daylight,
however, Captain Able assured the peo
ple that there was uo immediate danger.
But, although the fire had been
checked, it remainod smoldering in a
mass of cotton, and might break into
flames at any moment. It was impossi
ble to discover the extent of the fire, ow
ing to the fact that every aperture in the
vicinity of the hold had to be closed in
order to prevent tho flames being fanned
by the gale.
The stewards continued preparations to
abandon the ship, and had 2,000 pounds
of beef cooked for the boats. Their hopes
of relief came in the morning, when tho
vessel Counsellor was sighted. After an
interchange of signals she agreed to re
main alongside the distressed steamer.
Throughout Wednesday the crew con
tinued to pour water and "steam upon the
burning cotton. In the evening an at
tempt was made to reach the hold for tho
purpose of discovering, if possible, the
extent of the lire. Four smoldering bales
were taken out of the hold, when it was
found imperative to shut up everything
in order to exclude air.
All of Thursday the situation * con
tinued much the same. There were occa
sional outbursts of dense smoke from
the hold, but no flames were visible.
There was a heavy sea running all day.
Toward midnight the Servia bore down
toward the two vessels, and agreed to
stay by the City of Richmond. The
latter and the Servia then went ahead at
full speed, leaving the Counsellor astern.
On Friday the fire appeared to shift,
from time to time, to different parts of
the hold, but it seemed to be lessening in
intensity. Saturday no smoke was
visible, and it was supposed the fire was
A number of the cabin passengers
wore forced to abandon their cabins in
consequence of the tire, and had not
changed their clothes in four days. The
origin of the tire is supposed to have
been spontaneous combustion.
The scene on the deck after the dis
covery of the fire was remarkable. Many
groups of women prayed fervently and
cried. There were 140 barrels of oil
stowed close to the burning cotton.
Luckily the flames did not communicate
to the oil. It is believed that the lire was
completely subduod before the City of
Richmond reached Queeustown. The
vessel has proceeded for Liverpool and is
declared to be all right.
A passenger says: "It was a fearful
! night, the wind screeching through the
rigging and seas washing over the decks.
There was little hope ot safety in case it
should become necessary to take to the
boats. The suspense was terrible, but all
bore up splendidly. The intermediate
and steerage passengers were comforta
bly installed in the saloon away from
smoke and fumes coining from the burn
Mrs. Laiurtry Has a Falling-Out With.
Her Recent Admirer.
New York, June 14.—Dispatches from
London state that Mrs. Langtry has dis
pleased her recent admirer, John
Bird, who races under the name of Mr.
Abingdon, by paying too much attention
to his rivals. According to the report, ho
ta^ed her with this, and she resented his
language, whereupon he gavo her two
At the Grand Prix race Howell Os
borue received several blows from a
parasol in the hands of Mable Jordan,
because, it is said, of the straightened
financial relations between them.
The Boston cockle-shell Sea Serpent,
Captain Josiah W. Lawlor, and the dory
Mermaid, Captain William A. Andrews,
will sail from Crescent Beach on the 17tl\
inst. for a race across the ocean. Lawler
made the voyage to Havre in lsSt> in the
thirty-foot boat Neveraink, and Andrews
made the voyage to England in the <lory
Nautilus in IS7S. If the latter reaches
Europe he will come homo by way of the
Pacific. The Serpent is fourteen feet
eleven and a hair inches in length, live
feet beam and two feet in depth. The
Mermaid is fifteen feet in length, tivo feet
wide and two and a half feet in depth.
The Baccarat Scandal. 11.
London, June 14.—Dr. Parker, In a
serimm to-day, said: "Not a man or
woman connected with the baccarat sue
camo out with the slightest honor. There
is no chivalry among gamblers." Without
disputing the verdict, it is impossible not
to feel that Sir William Gordon dim
ming was very meanly used, and not
the least by those chioflv responsible for
gambling and 80-ealled Hospitality.
Why all the bother about.cheating when
the game it.se.lt is a complete fraud? Such
gambling adds no security to tho throne."
Paris, June 14.—Charles DoLesseps
writes that he and his father will shortly
have a satisfactory clearing up of the
facts with reference to tho administra
tion of the Panama Canal.
Le Jour announces that Liquidator
Monchicourt, with Chrispohle, Governor
of tho Credit Fonder, has arranged that
tho affairs of the Panama company shall
be taken over by a group ot financial
London, Juno 14.—The laundresses of
London, supported by numerous trade
societies, aggregating 80,000 persons, held
a demonstration in Hyde Park to-day.
Louiso Michel harangued the crowd
from a socialistic platform. A resolution
was carried to tho effect that tho laund
resses should be assisted to secure tho
benefits of tho.Factory Act.
Rome, June 14. —Earth tremors, some
times of terrifying violence, continue in
the Verona district, threatening the com
plete destruction of towns.
Naples, June 14.—1t is expected that
the eruption of Vesuvius will assume
Wheat Crop of Franco.
Pakis, June 14.—Inquiries instituted
by a trade journal in over 400 wheat
growing districts resulted in the com
pilation of a report setting forth that tho
total wheat crop of France this year will
amount to a little over half tho averago
Many Russian Convicts Drowned.
St. Petersburg, June 14.—A barge
convoying 500 convicts to Siberia sunk in
tho Volga, at Nijaul-Novgorod, to-day,
and many convicts were drowned.
A Spanish Duchess Arrested.
Madrid, June 14.—A sensation has
been caused here by the arrest of the
Duchess of Castello Enriquez, on a charge
of maltreating a maid servant.
Prince Bismarck 111.
Berlin, June 14. —Prince Bismarck is
suffering from lumbago.
Condensed Telegrams From All Parts
of the World.
Princeton won the Inter-Collegiato
baseball championship by defeating Yale
this afternoon by a score of 5 to 2.
A special from Arkadelphia, Ark.,
gives the particulars of the killing of threo
negroes and the wounding of another
near Clear Springs. The Sherift" at
tempted to levy an execution on some
property, the negroes resisted and a
pitched battle ensued, with the results as
John C. Emery, at Philadelphia, a
butcher, was instantly killed Saturday
afternoon by a blow on the neck with a
cleaver in the hands of another butcher.
The killing was the result of a quarrel
over a trivial matter. Emery leaves a
widow and family. The murderer was
Friday night a number of citizens of
Wheatland took an old man, Bill Heal,
out in the country and treated him to a
coat of tar and feathers. Ella Davis, the
girl who killed herself Wednesday, on
her dying bed accused Beal, her step
lather, of being the cause of her downfall,
hence the action of the citizens.
A miner named John McFarlane met a
shocking death in a mine at Nanaimo
Saturday night by the running away of a
mule attached to a car in which thtj
deceased was riding. The box collided
with a prop, which gave way, bringing
the rock down with it. A rock feU on
McFarlane and crushed his skull.
Death was instantaneous.
The cruiser Charleston, convoying the
Itata, left Saturday night for San Diego.
Admirals McCann and Brown delayed
the departure of the Itata until late at
night, in order to afford time in which to
obtain a reply to TrumbulPs application
to the Washington authorities. The Itata
will be under the orders of Lieutenant-
Commander Todd, assisted by Ensign
Churchill, Engineer Hollis, sixteen sail
ors and four marines. The officers are
instructed to see that the Itata makes her
best time to San Diego.
Geronimo, the most desperate outlaw
in the Southwest, was killed Friday
about thirty miles from Benson, Ariz
He was one of three who had stolen
horses from ranchers, and being pursued
and overtaken a fight ensued in which
he was killed, one companion wounded
and the other one captured. Geronimo,
with two companions, stopped a train in
Sonora three years ago, killed the engin
eer and fireman and wounded Wells,
Fargo «fe Co.'s messenger. They were
captured and sentenced to be shot, but
Geronimo escaped and has been at large
terrorizing this section ever since. There
was a reward of $3,000 for his capture.
At San Francisco Saturday Edward
Heaton, a steamship iireman, jumped
into the bay from the bulkhead at the
loot oi Brannan street. A number of
men were standing on the dock at the
time. William Devlin, head gateman for
the Pacific Mail Company, got a line and
threw one end of it to the man in
the water. He failed to take hold
of it, and would have drowned had not
Con Congdon, a 'longshoreman, jumped
in and saved the would-be suicide. The
lino was made fast around the two men,
and the crowd assisted in drawing them
out of the bay. Heatou tried to commit
suicide on two former occasions while at
It is announced that Nina Van Zandt,
whose name was prominently before the
public at the time of the anarchist excite
ment, is soon to be married to Salvator
Malato, a young Sicilian, who was sent to
Chicago by the Italian authorities to look
after the Italian department of the
\Vorld's Fair, where he met Miss Van
Zandt. It was a case of love at iirst sight.
Nina is the young woman who fell in
love with August Spies, the anarchist
who was hanged lor participation in the
Haymarket riot, and being unable to get
consent of the authorities for her mar
riage to the condemned man iv jail,
went before a magistrate with his brother
and was married to him by proxy.
After the execution she put on widow's
WHOLE KO. 15,405.
Successful Operation of Skin
Grafting in Kansas City.
INDIAN POW-WOW ON THE BRULES 1
They Object to Being Moved to th«
Crow Creek Ajjonoy—Socrotury No
ble Dlsolnlms Kuowledcre of tho
Rnmored Chancres In Ills Dopnit
mont and Says Mo Has No Intention
of Golnc Abroad in Either an Otn
cial or Trivato Capacity.
Special to the Record-Union.
Kahsas City, Juno 14.—A stiee^ssful
grafting of skin sufficient to patch up
two legs wa completed here jttterday.
A your ago A. C. Fulkorson stepped into
;i vat of boiling grease. The llesh or" both
legs from tho knees down was cookod
away. The only method of repuiring tho
rtwmtgQ was by transplanting skin from
other human beings upon tho injure I
members. One hundred and sixty per
sons, odd Fellows and Knights of
Pythias, of which organizations Fulkor
son was a member, contributed portions
of their anatomy to be used in piecing up
Fulkerson's wound. The grafts w >re
about a thousand in number, and in a
majority of cases successful. Fulkerson
was out to-day enjoying tho usoofboth
SIC) IX IXDIAXS.
Those on tho Lower Bralee Iteservn
tlon Object to Boinu UcniDVcil.
Chambkulai.v (S. D.)i June 14, The
Indians on tho Lowerßrules It<s"r\i'
tion had a grand pow-wow at the a^< >. t
yesterday upon matters relating to Uteil
removal to tho new rcHcrvutiou. In \ iew
of tho early expected visit of the Sioux
Commission to bo sent horo to aid in su' -!i
removal, the attendance was vi ry mil.
This removal is of great importance to
tho Indians, a great majority of whom
will be required to abandon homes long
since established, as tho agency itself
must be moved to a point nearly opposite
tho Crow Creek Agency. The Indians
are much opposed to removal, and tint
commission will have difficulty in secur
ing thoir consent to tho chango.
Tho Suburban Handicap.
New York, Jtinc 14.—Fifty of the
shrewdest trainers place tho horses for
the suburban handicap as follows: Tennj-,
Tea Tray and Diablo. English Lady is
supposed to have a chance, and will bo
well backed. On Satuiday Tonny made
the distance, a mile and a quarter, with
129 pounds up, in 2:09j ; Tea Tray mad.»
the distance in 2UOj, with 118 pounds up ;
Diablo made the distance in 2:08, carrying
114 pounds. The other trials were as fol
lows : Tournament 2:13, Shrowdcst Royal
2:10, Fitzjamos 2:12*. Firenzi is not se
riously injurod, as supposed, and will be
again put in training,
Chicaoo, Juno 14. —Secretary of the In
terior Noble and party arrived here to
-1 day from Hot Springs. Noble, when
questioned as to tho rumors in regard to
changes in his department, disclaimed
any knowledge of most of them. Tho
Secretary smiled when asked regarding
reports of his own intended resignation.
"I do not expect to go abroad to repro
sent this country, nor in any private
capacity. That is another rumor, for tho
knowledge of which I am indebted solely
to the newspapers."
St. Louis, June 14.—Nearly 300 mem
bers of the Order of Railway Tele
graphers are here to attend tho sixth an
nual convention of the organization,
which meets to-morrow. Tho question of
eliminating from the constitution tho
non-striking clause will likely come up,
as well as that of applying to tho Federa
tion of Railway Employes for admission
to that body.
Fatal Tenement-House Flro.
New Yokk, June 14. — A tenement
house tire in Upper Third Avenuo this
morning resulted in the death of threo
persons—Phillip JBrady, aged 55; Cather
ine Brady, his wife, aged 40, and Philip,
their thirteen-year-old son. The tiro
was a mysterious one, breaking out at
5:30 o'clock, and caught the tenants
asleep, and there were many narrow
escapes. Loss, §12,000.
Shot and Killed.
Helena (Ark.), June 14.—Captain W.
W. Holt, who has charge of the transfer
boat at this place, wan killed last night
by the watchman of the boat. James
Woods. Holt had reprimanded Woods
for neglect of duty.
Chicaoo, June 14.—1n addition to tho
1,500 architectural iron workers an
nounced to go on a strike to-morrow, 700
metal workers are attempting to securo
eight hours a day and increased wages.
Fire in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. June 14.—The Phila
delphia Abbattior Company's loss by fire
this morning amounts to $07ti.000, covered
Murder in the JflrHt Degree.
Lancaster (Wis.), June 14.— Roue
Zoldoski was to-day found guilty of
murder in the first degree.
A Strange Case.
Berlin, June 11.—A girl 26 years of
age was introduced at the last meeting of
the Berlin Medical Society who is ;i
counterpart of the death's-hoad-faced
woman described by Dr. Dieffenbaek in
1840. The patient has been roffertag
from lupus for ten years, and has
been treated by every method known
to science by Professor Billroth
and other celebrated physicians. Her
body is perfectly sound, but her face
looks like that of a corpse which has
been buried three months. The doctors
confessed that they could suggest nothing
likely to have any effect in changing tho
appearance or modifying the spread of
the disease, but they made up a purse for
Arab Yeomen Revolt.
Constantinople, June 14.—Word has
been received that Arab^Yooman havo
revolted and attacked the imperial
troops, forcing them to retreat. The
troops lost several officers and 100 men.
The Grand Council decided to dispatch
10,000 troops from the Syrian garrisons.
German Prisoners Cruelly Tortured.
Beuujt, June 14.—Advices from tho
Punitive expedition sent into the interior
of Camerrons say tho natives cruelly tor
tured their German prisoners before exe
cuting them, and that many of the pris
oners committed suicide in order to es
cape the torture