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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 106.
TERRIBLE WIND AND RAIN.
Disastrous Storm and Flood Along
tbe Illinois Central.
EIGHT LIVES LOST AND MUCH PROP
Ono Village -Reported to Have Been
Wiped Out of Existence—Seventy-
Five Houses Carried Away at Cher
okee, lowa, and Fully One Hundred
Miles of Hallway Under Water-
Terrible Havoc Along the Floj-d
River Valley—Towns Inundated and
Peoplo Forced to Seek Safety on
•Special to the Rkoord-Union*.
Watet_t.i©o (Iowa), June 24. —Reports
have been received here by the Illinois
Central officials of a terrible wind and
rainstorm which prevailed last night
along the conlpEftry's lines from Storm
Lake to __emars, a distance of fifty-six
All the towns are considerably dam
aged, and four persons wore drowned at
I Sherokee and four at Correction ville.
Tho railroad depot at Calumet was
blown down and much damage to prop
erty is reported.
Sutherland, O'Brien County, a small
station on the Northwestern road, five
miles from Calumet, is reported to be
wiped out, over forty buildings being
The wires are all down, and it is impos
sible to obtain accurate information, ex
cept through the reports transmitted to
the railroad officials, and these are not al
Watkhloo (la.), June 24. — Reports
•ontinue to be received confirmatory of
the disastrous storm aud Hood along tho
Cherokee was visited by another storm
this morning fully as disastrous, though
Dot of as lung duration, as last night. The
Illinois Central bridge, about 250 feet
long, across tlie little Sioux at Cherokee
went down under the rush of the flood
tins afternoon, together with several
houses in the lower part of town.
Tlie reports of the drowning of four
persons at Cherokee and tour at Correc
tionville are eontirmod by a dispatch
from Superintendent Gilleas of the lowa
division, who is at the scene of the disas
Aun lia and Cherokee both reported
another storm breaking at 4-30 p. _____
(>n the Central lowa branch 900 feet of
the track was carried out. On tho Sioux
Palls branch seven bridges were washed
>ff_ The Chicago and North western tracks
in the Sioux Valley are out for over half
i mile at Sutherland. The same road is
ils>> washed out at Carroll.
At Merrill, eight miles from this city,
I loyd River rose fifteen feet in three
tours tins afternoon, and to-night the I
is sweeping through the Floyd
River Valley toward this city, and de- !
rastating hundreds of acres of crops. The !
a.anufaeturing towns of Leeds. Lynn and j
Lewiston are in its course, and "will be
submerged by morning, causing thou- ;
ands of dollars worth of damage.
To-night bandied of families on the !
Floyd River fiats, in this city, are mov
ing out on to higher grounds. The
railroad companies have changed the
yards and shops, and the engines, cars ]
md all kinds of material have been re
moved to high ground. The stock in the i
Union and Central stock yards, packing
houses, railroad shops and many houses
will be partially under water, and great
lamage will be done.
Tho wires cast and north of here are all
Keports from South Dakota are that the
Vermillion River is out of its banks
md flooding thousands of acres of grow
The storm at Sutherland last night at 7
i*clock destroyed fifteen dwellings, four
war'houses and several barns. The peo
ple took to the caves and no one was in
•uerl. All county aud railroad bridges
ire washed out.
Chkbokkb (la.), Jnne 24.—The terrors
>f the Johnstown flood were in part re
peated In this place to-day. Seventy-five
houses were carried out of sight in a
Niagara-like torrent. How many lives
were lost is yet a matter of uncertainty.
A terrific cloudburst, thrice repeated,
md the wind almost a hurricane, are j
what consummated the dread work.
The storm, which began last night, ap
pean to have swept in a vast circle over |
Northwestern lowa, fully UK) miles in j
liameter, with Cherokee as the j
Up to in:*;*' to-night, owing to tho de
struction of wires and railroads, only tho
vaguest reports liave reached here from
the devastated territory to the west,
south and north. The damage here, tak
ing into account the relatively small size
Of the town, is enormous. Most of the
destruction in Cherokee was wrought by
an extraordinary downpour of water
from the sky. The flood carried oil', ap
parently without effort, buttresses of the
bridge on the Illinois Central, and with
.he bridge went AW feet of the trestle ap
To-night the Little Sioux is at the
highest stage ever known. The best in
formation Indicate-, that the Illinois ( Vn
l rai rails are under water continuously
for many miles on the Omaha branch,
md the havoc, both to roadway and
bridges, i- something seldom paralleled
.n railroad history.
l!-.STi..**TJON OH AM. SIDES.
Mmm \roi.is, June 24.—A special to
the Tribune from Sioux City, lowa, says:
The terrible rains of last night and this
morning hai c almost devastated this por
tion of lowa. No roads are running
trains from this city east The Floyd
River Valley is inundated for thirty-five
miles north of this city. Many houses in
Le Marco are Hooded over the first fioors,
while the towns of Merrill, Ilinton and '
James are in worse condition.
Thirty-live miles <<\' track OO each of
the Illinois Central, Chicago,St Paul and
Kansas City, Minneapolis anil Omaha, I
Sioux City and Northern are flooded
north ol this city, with bad washouts nt
The Little si.,,ix EU ver bottom al Cher
okee is entirely Inundated, and thousands
Of acres are under water. The water at
Cherokee carried away many houses.
CO M M 11N «. 1 ■**. MEN I day.
Exercise** at Harvard and Yale At
tended by Laiwe Andlenoaa.
Boston, June 24.—The weather for
commencement day at Harvard was per
fect, nnd the time-honored obaervanoes
ofthe day w. re carried out with the same
spirit and precision as in former years.
(*ovornor Kussell. Lieutcnant-lJovernor
Halo and members of the Governor's
staff were escorted from Beaton by the
National Lane rs, leaching Massachu
setts Hall at 10 o'clock, where President
Elliot was in waiting to receive them.
(kmong other invited guests was Chief
Justice fuller of the. United States Su
preme Court. Within the theater was
mthered a brilliant audience, which al
ways aaatimrilrmr to applaud the graduates
and listen to tho orations of their repre
The following Alumni officers wore
elected for the ensuing year: President,
Levrett Saltonstall of Newton; Vice-
Presidents—Horace Davis of San Fran
cisco, Robert Lincoln of Chicago, Henry
S. Iluidekoper of Philadelpliia; Treas
urer, S. Lothrop Thorndvke of Cam
bridge; Secretary, Henry * Park man of
At tho Alumni dinner to-night Presi
dent Elliot, Governor Kussell and Chief
Justice Fuller delivered addresses. The
latter spoke of the wisdom ofthe trainers
of the Constitution in declining to confer
politicial power upon the judiciary
department of the United States.
Nothing has done more to commend
that department to the confidence and
respect of the people than its scrupulous
abstinence from purely political ques
Nkw Haven (Conn.). June 24.—Tho
one hundred and ninety-first commence
ment of Yale University was observed
to-day at Center Church. Degrees wero
conferred upon over 400 men. The vale
dictory address was deliveied by Nathan
Ghckman of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
AT ST. JOHNS.
Nkw York, June 24.—The projjramme
of to-day's ceremonies at the commence
ment exercises of St. John's College at
Fordham included the unveiling of a
statue of Archbishop Hughes. Arch
bishop Ryan of Philadelphia delivered
HENRY WARD BEECnER.
A Statue Unveiled at Brooklyn in
Memory of Deceased.
Brooklyn, June 24.—1n tho park op
posite the City Hall the tribute in bronze
and granite to Ilenry Ward Beecher was
unveiled at 4 o'clock this afternoon. A
large crowd of people was present,
among them being .00 Sunday-school
children, who took part in the exercises.
Hon. Seth Low delivered the oration,
which was devoted to a eulogy of Mr.
Beecher. Sneaking of the noted divine's
work for the abolition of slavery, Low
said: "By his dauntless spirit he made
good at all times the words which he
shouted in the teeth of Isaiah Rvnders
and his mob when they broke up an abo
lition meeting in New York. In Brook
lyn we have free speech. Many another
note he struck on the harp strings of the
human heart; but no one will doubt that
his passion for freedom was the master
passion of his life. Just as Beecher left
Lane tSeminary movements were cul
minating which divided Presbyterianism
of that day into the old and new schools.
Beecher, though a sound orthodox, was
refused a license to preach, because his
father belonged to the new school, and he
himself also declined to subscribe to the
old. In 1847 he came to the newly organ
ized Plymouth Church of Brooklyn.
AN hat manner ofa man he was at the
time appeared in his first sermon, when
he said to those present: 'If you come
into this congregation, I want you to un
derstand distinctly that I will preach the
Gospel asl apprehend it,whether men will
hear it or whether they will forbear, and
that I will apply it without stint, and
sharply and strongly, to tho overthrow of
every evil and upbuilding of all that is
Keystone Rank Stock.
PHTT.AP-T.PHIA, June 24.—The Investi
gating Committee of the Council this
j afternoon examined Receiver Yardley of
j tho Keystone National Bank. He identi
j fied 2,516 shares of alleged over-issued
stock. It originally stood in the name of
: John C. Lucas, but was transferred by
! him to a number of persons. It subse
| quently transpired in the testimony of
another witness that persons to whom the
stock was transferred were merely
I "strawmen," whoso names were used
when the stock was pledged to borrow
; money on. Wanamaker's name does not
appear on the stock ledger as owner of
any stock. Yardley had no exolanation
ito offer why some of tho fraudulent
Stock, said to have been placed in Wana
maker's hands during Lucas' lifetime,
bears date of 1890, nearly two years after
An Important Mission.
Detroit (Mich.) June24.—Ludwig Yon
Dolcke, a noted Icelander, who has been
practicing medicine in Detroit for the last
year or two, left the city Tuesday even
ing upon an important mission. He is
bound for his native country, aud when
he arrives there he will interview the
Government authorities upon a scheme
of transporting the entire population of
Iceland to Alaska and there establishing
a colony under the Government of the
Cnited States. It is understood that Yon
Dolcke -will receive substantial backing
from a number of capitalists interested in
the development of Alaska, and that the
I United States Government looks favora
i bly upon the scheme.
Declares She Will Have Revenue.
Nkw York, June 24.—Helen Graff, the
: handsome daughter of a Brooklyn citi
zen, charges Ralph Langston. son of ex-
Congressman Langston, with seduction
I by means of threats and promised mar
riage. When she demanded that he keep
his promise of marriage, which had been
fixed for June lath, he deceived her. The
shock was so great she was on the point
of suicide, when her sister interfered.
She declares she will have revenge if the
courts do not give her justice.
I>ulkele3- Recognlzod as Governor.
Hartford (Conn.), Juno 'IA. —Judge J.
M. Hall, in the Superior Court, to-day
handed down a decision in the suit of
Austin Brainard, Executive Secretary to
Governor Rulkelcy, against Comptroller
Staub for the payment of his salary. The
decision is, in effect, a recognition of
Governor Bulkeley's right to oliice.
Ovor a Hundred Horses "Burned.
Pirii-AnKi.iMii.Y, June 125.—A firo broke
out in the large stable attached tothe City
(ias Works, at Twenty-fourth and Chest
nut streets, at 1:15 o'clock this (Thursday)
morning. Over 100 horses were in the
building, and these are all believed to
have been burned to death. The tire was
under control at 2:15.
Nkw YOBK, Juno 24.—Tlie Police Ga
■ has a dispatch from San Francisco
' saying that Sullivan will fight Slavin for
Slo.ooo a side aud purse of $25,000, either
' in the Olympic Club of New Orleans or
the Granite club of Hoboken, any time
I between September and February.
World's Fair Delegates.
Chicago, Juno 24.—Five World's Fair
delegates to Europe were appointed to
day. They are ex-Governor Waller of
Connecticut, Senator Eustis of Louisiana,
I Fred W. Peck of Chicago, Secretary But
terworth and General Handy. The com
mission will sail not later than July loth.
Embezzled City Funds.
Toledo, Jnne 24.—William B. Cook.
late PollSe Clerk of this city, pleaded
guilty this afternoon to embezzlement of
$50,000 ofthe city's funds, ami was sen
tenced to live years in the penitentiary,
' j and to pay a line of §lo,UOO.
The Business Portion Burned.
Misson.A (MottL), June '24.— The bnsi
-1 ness portion of Demersville was burned
i j last night, Loss, $40,000.
Death of an Actress.
Ni-.w York, June 24.—Keports from
- England announce the death of Liliian
Conway, the actress.
Boston is building the first American
l steel bark.
SACRAMENTO, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1891.
LABOR AND CAPITAL.
Serious Trouble Anticipated Over
the Strike at Gilmer.
STRIKERS PERSUADE NEW MEN
PROM GOING TO WORK.
Tho Bear Valley Irrigation System
Said to bo the Finost on the Conti-
nent—The Territorial Reform School
at Ogdon, Utah, Dcstroyod by Fire
—Another Opium Smuggler Cap
tured at San Francisco — A Los
Angeles Restaurant Proprietor Ar
rested on a Charge of Arson.
Special to the Record-Uxiox.
Seattle (Wash.), June 21.—Work was
resumed at the Black Diamond mines
this morning, the miners having come to
the terms of tho company.
A special to the Post-Intelligencer from
Gilmer says that the strike there had
taken a serious turn. The Seattle Coal
and Iron Company has brought eject
ment suits against the strikers, and has
been guilty of securing a number of
miners to go into the stopes. Soveral
men were sent to Gilmer this morning on
a special train guarded by detectives.
The men were met at Gilmer by the
striking miners to the number of about
sixty. By threats and persuasion the
incoming men were dissuaded from
working. A special train with an ad
ditional force of iruards left here to-night
for the scene. The feeling is very strong
at Gilmer, and serious trouble is antici
FREIGHT RATE ON RAISINS.
Reason Why Producers Are so Anx
ious for a Reduction.
San Francisco, June 24.—Tho South
ern Pacific's explanation of the reason
why raisin men are so anxious for a re
duction in rates is this: Last year Eastern
dried-fruit crops were short, and prices
on this coast wore raised accordingly.
Large quantities of raisins were pur
chased here, and high prices were de
manded and paid at lirst in the East.
Later in the year the crop estimates of
the East were founu to have been under
estimated and the price of California
raisins fell, entailing "a loss to those who
bought here at high figures.
Tiie rate on raisins was fl 41 ; -Thun
died pound*, in carload lots during the
fall, and on January ___.<!. of this year, a
rate of 31 55 went into off et. The frefght
department claims, however, that this
rate was not thought to be heavy at all,
because a great bulk of the shipments
had already gone forward. A carload of
raisins is much more valuable than a car
load of canned goods, and so can afford
to pay a higher rate, and the increase was
made to equalize the rates and establish a
fairer proportion between the prices
asked for the shipment of ditlereut classes
of goods and the risk taken in moving
them. The rate for raisins has, however,
been fixed at *jsl 50, and the demand of
shippers to have the old rate of last fall
established is, so the company alleges,
only an attempt on the part of the raisin
men to recoup themselves for the slight
losses felt at the close of the last season.
BEET SUGAR BOUNTY.
The Chlno Factory Files Papers Under
tho New .Law.
San Francisco, June 24.—The Chino
Beet Sugar Factory to-day filed with
Revenue Collector Quinn the bond and
application required under the sugar
Fully 4,000 acres have been planted to
beets in this State, and the product for
the ensuing year is reported very large.
The company estimates that during tho
present year fully 5,000,000 pounds will bo
produced. On this amount a bounty of
two cants per pound will be paid, so that
the Chino factory will receive from tho
Collector Quinn forwarded the papers
to Revenue Commissioner Mason at
Thus lar four sugar factories have liled
applications for bounty. Tho number
will not be increased this year.
THE DONNER PARTY.
One ol tho Members Demands tho Coin
Recently Found Near Truckee.
Truck _:k, June 24.—William C. Graves,
one ofthe Dormer party, visited Truckee
to-day to make a formal demand for the
money recently found by Edward Rey
nolds and Amos Lane. The coins are
recognized by him as being of the samo
character as those buried by his mother
in March, 1840. He went to Dormer Lake
to-day and pointed out the spot where his
mother and the second relief party
camped on the night before she concealed
the coins. It was very closo to the place
where the money was found.
Mr. Graves starts to-nigut for Sonoma
County to consult with other members of
his family relative to the advisability of
com mencing suit for the recovery of tho
A Religious Edlllco at Fresno De
stroyed by Fire.
Fresno, June 24.—A fire at 1 o'clock
to-day destroyed the residence of John
Church and communicated to the Advent
The department succeeded in extin
guishing the tiro after the latter building
Bad been damaged to the extent of $4,000.
The total loss is *)Xi,ooo. So far as known
there is no insurance.
The Advent Church was the finest re
ligious edifice in tlie city.
TWO HUES AT LOtB ANGELES.
LOS Angkles, June lib—The old Santa
Fe Hotel, a well-known hostelry on up
per Main street, was burned this morn
ing. The loss is about ;• .
Tho line new house of i\ Cornwell, on
Boyle Hights. was burned a few hours
later. Loss, $.J,s*K>. No insurance.
Walla Walla Races.
Walla Walla, Juno 24.—The spring
meeting of tho speed association opened
to-day. The weather was fino and the
Quarter mile dash, Jim Miller won,
April tFool secoud, Fancy third. Time,
Trotting, 2:58 class, Klamath won in
three straight heats, Maud Patchen sec
ond, Re-elect third. Best time' Z.
Trotting, 2:20 class, Bloudie won, Her
rendal second, Almiete third. Best time,
Reform School Burned.
Oguen, June 24.—The Territorial Re
form School located here was burned this
morning. Loss, $50,000. Tho inmates
Finost Irrigation System.
San Francisco, June 24.— R. J. Ilin
ton, special agent in charge ofthe irriga
tion inquiry, arrived horo to-day. lie
says that the groat Colorado plateau can
possibly be made arable by means of irri
gation, thus adding 50,'K>0,000 acres to
the arable area. He says tho Bear Valley
system, in this Stato, is the finest irriga
tion system on the eonjinent.
Opium Smuggler Arrested.
Sa*n Francisco, June 24.—Customs In
spector Chaloner this afternoon arrested
Thomas Boulton, quartermaster of the
steamer Gaelic, whil<*i he was coming
ashore with three bones of opium se
creted in his clothes. ftmlton was turned
over to United States _ft.rshal Long, and
in default of bail wasAockcd up in the
county jail. J
Arrested on a C«rge of Arson.
Los Angeler, Jun***4.—W. R. Huif,
proprietor of the PaeififCoast Restaurant,
which was in the Salomon block, on
Spring street, and which was burned on
Monday morning, causing a loss of $30,
--000, waa arrested this evening on a chargo
of arson. Tho officers say they havo a
strong caso against him.
RENO (Nov.), Juno 24.—A special to tho
Gazette says: W. A. Booth shot and
fatally wounded Gcorg. W. Beatty to
day in tho Pacific Borax Company's storo
at Candelaria,where Beatty wasjemployed
as bookkeeper. Tho cause of tho shoot
ing was alleged intimacy between Beatty
and Booth's wifo.
I-OHNkrvti.lk, Juno 24.—Miss Luella
Pratt, aged 18 years, accidently shot and
killed herself at her home at Table Bluff j
yesterday. The shot entered noar tho
Long Murder Trial.
Rep Bluff, June 24.—The caso of tho
people against Henry W. Long, charged
with the murder of Oscar Crandall, was
argued and submitted to the jury to-day.
IOWA DEMOCRATS HOLD THEIR
Governor Boles Renominated by Accla
mation Amid Wild Excitement
Spoclal to tbe Record-Union.
Ottcmwa (Iowa), June 24.—The Dem
ocratic State Convention assembled hero
this morning at 10 o'clock. Chairman
Fuller called the convention to order.
The coming campaign will be decisive,
because it is conceded by both political
parties that as lowa goes in the next elec
tion so it will probably go in the Presi
dential election of 1892. Should the Dem
ocrats carry tho State and re-elect Gov
ernor Boies, the claim of lowa as a pivotal
State iv the great national campaign next
year will be too well established to be
disputed, and the voice of the Hawkeye
State will consequently be a power in the
coming national conventions.
Walter H. Butler, temporary Chairman,
made an eloquent address, in which ho
eulogized Governor Boies. He said tho
worl of the Democratic party in lowa
would not be fully dove until the prohi
bition farce should bo swept from tho
The members of the new State Central
Committee wero then announced, and tho
convention took a recess until 1:30 p. m.
Immediately after the meeting of tho
convention in the afternoon W. 11. M.
Pusey of Council Bluffs was selected as
After a speech by the permanent Chair
man, the formal reports of committees
wero received and adopted, and the nomi
nation of State officers were declared in
Colonel Clark of Cedar Rapids nomi
dated Boies for the second Gubernatorial
term. His speech was an eloquent ono
and was loudly cheered throughout. Tho
convention then by acclamation declared
Boies the nominee. Thee was wild ex
citement and enthusiasm for a time.
The other nominations were: For
Lieutenant-Governor, Samuel L. Bestow;
Supreme Judge, L. Kinnsey; Superin
tendent of Public Instruction, J. B.
Knoehler; Railroad Commissioner, Peter
The platform, as finally presented, con
tained the silver clause of last year, and
was unanimously adopted without dis
cussion. The platform further says: By
the demands of property, tho liquor law,
aud in the interests of true temperance,
we favor a carefully guarded license law;
favor such changes of the laws as will in
sure a full and equal taxation of every
species of property, after allowing tho
present exemption; favor the Australian
ballot system, and denounce the Repub
lican party "for the defeat of this saluta
tory reform in the -Twenty-third Gen
eral Assembly." Reaffirmsouradhoreneo
to the doctrine of control and regulation of
railroads now enacted into law, with
such changes as experience may show to
be necessary to protect tho people from
invasions oi" laws; cail for statutes which
provide stringent safeguards in the or
ganization of all corporations to protect
the poople from fraudulent concerns, and
when any such artificial creature of the
law is found engaged in harmful prac
tices the law shall promptly put an end to
its existence; denounce all trusts, pools
and combines, and favor such action,
Siate and national, as will forfeit to tie
public all franchises and property made
use of by corporations or others to form
trusts in manufactures, trades or com
merce to the injury of tho people, and
also to insure punishment criminally of
individuals thus conspiring against tho
On behalf of the laboring and produe
-1 ing masses, tho platform "renews that
l devotion to their interests and rights
which has always been the fundamental
doctrine ofthe Democratic party," whioh
favors all fair and lawful methods by
which labor may secure laws establish
ing free pubiic employment agencies and
adequate compensation, undiminished
by any device for the enrichment of the
lew at the expense of the many; con
demns the practice of importing contract
labor for work in mines or elsewhere;
favors the election of United States Sena
tors by a direct voto of the people, and
holds in detestation the alarming cor
ruptions so widespread in Senatorial
elections by Legislatures.
The platform favors liberal and equita
ble pensions; denounces the McKinley
bill, the motives of its authors and de
fenders, and tho theory under which it is
submitted for approval by the American
people; insists that every oppressive!
feature of the tariff bo eliminated to the
end that our merchant marine may be
restored to the sea, and the markets of the
world opened to the producing classes.
The sugar bounty is not a tariff, it isa
spoliation of the Treasury for special
classes and interests, which are no more
entitled to be aided by the Government
than the farmers of lowa in raising hogs
and corn, or tho pioneer settlers of the
frontier in their hardships and sufferings
as tho vanguard of civilization.
The platform denounces tlie wasteful
and lavish appropriations ofthe last Con
gress; declares unalterable opposition to
non-resident alien ownership of lands,
and of foreign syndicate ownership of our
industries, and demands that all un
earned land grants be reclaimed and held j
for actual settlers.
Sympathy is expressed with the Irish i
in "their struggle for home rule; abhor- j
rencc is expressed of Russian persecu- j
tions of the Jews, and the belief that all
civilised nations should protest.
A liberal appropriation for the Iowa!
exhibit at the World's Fair ia recom
The Question of their Coinage will
be Considered on Friday.
BELIEF THAT THE PROPOSITION
WILL 877.B 77. ADOPTED.
A Young "La'" .if California and a
Prom' .ent Attorney of Colorado
United in Marriage— aimor Current
that Senator Squire of Washington
Has Been Tendered the Position of
Minister to China—Colonel Ingersoll
aud J. W. Mackay Havo a Private
Talk with the Presidont.
Special to the Record-Uniox.
Washington, June 24.—1t is stated on
the best of acthority that the only ques
tion to be considered by the Cabinet at
Friday's meeting is, whether the coinage
of standard silver dollars shall continue
after the Ist proximo, and data on that
subject is now being prepared at the
Treasury Department. A great many
communications on the subject have boen
received, a large majority of which favor
the proposition. Tho only ones so far
opposing it are certain New York bank
ers. Tho prevailing sentiment with lead
ing Treasury officials is that tho proposi
tion will bo adopted.
It is understood that the question ofthe
extension of the 1} per cent loan will bo
disposed of next month. The offers so
far received in answer to Secretary Fos
ter's suggestions for an extension repre
sent only about $3,000,000 ot the bonds.
A prominent Treasury official said to
day that there is not the least doubt of
the Government's*ability to meet all its
obligations during the coming fiscal year.
Rumor that Senator Squiro Has Boen
Offered tho Chinese Mission.
Was;i in< .ton, June 24.—Senator Squire
of Washington has been summoned to
the Capital, and, it is stated, ho has been
tendered the position of Minister to
China. Senator Squire's friends say ho
wili not give up his six years in the Sen
ate for any foreign mission, but if the
i'resident wants him to recommend a
gooil man he will do so.
Attorney-General Millei has given an
opinion that all claims for horses and
other property lost in suppressing Indian
hostilities In Oregon and Washington in
1855 and 1856, filed since June 30, 1874, are
barred under tho provisions of the Act of
March 3, 187:3. The sum of §1,204,716,000
has been paid to survivors of the war of
1812, the Mxican war and the war of tho
The Navy Department received a few
short cablegrams from Admiral Belknap,
commanding the United States squadron
in the China station, confirmatory of tlie
news received of tho persecution of for
eign missionaries by the Chinese. The
Admiral sent all available ships to Shang
hai, the point most threatened. The
Alliance, Monocacy and Palos constitute
Acting Secretary Spaulding has directed
that the three Chinamen arrested at De
troit for entering this country in violation
of the law, be sent to San Francisco for
deportation to China.
Three hundred and eighty-three thou
sand ounces of silver were purchased to
day at prices ranging from 1.0096 to
The United States Treasurer's state
ment, issued to-day, shows a cash bal
ance of -£44,508,000.
JOINED IN MARRIAGE.
A San Francisco Lady Wedded to a
Washington, June 24.—Miss Maggie
Blumenberg of San Francisco was mar
ried to-day to Herbert L. McNair of
Aspen, Colorado. Tho ceremony took
place at the residence of Mrs. Blumen
berg, 1U27 First street, and was witnessed
by a large gathering of friends. During
the ceremony, at which Dr. Newman of
the Congregational Church officiated, the
bridal party stood under a marguerite
bower arranged in a bay window. The
bride's ouly attendant was Miss Mary
Bradford, and the groom's brother, Lieu
tenant McNair, was his best man.
The bride, who is an attractive bru
nettte, wore a white mull, madi; in Gre
cian style. She carried a bouquet of bride
Mr. and Mrs. McNair loft on the 2:45
train for tho West, and they will spend
the coming fortnight traveling slowly
forward to their destination, ~which is
tlieir future home, in Aspen, Col. Their
lirst stop on the way wiil be to visit with
old friends in Michigan.
The bride's going away gown was of
tan-colored Bedford cord, and her hat,
gloves and shoes matched in tint.
Mr. McNair was formerly a resident of
this city, but now makes his home in
Aspen, Col., where he is successfully on
gaged in the practice of law.
INGERSOLL AND MACKAY.
Tho Noted Lawyer and Millionaire
Call Upon tho President.
Washington, June 24.—Colonel Rob
ert G. Ingersoll and John W. Mackay
presented themselves arm-in-arm at the
White House to-day. The former seems
to grow stouter as ho grows older, but
Mr. Mackay seems to be getting thinner.
Ingersoll and Mackay remained with
the President a full half hour, and upon
coming out greeted several correspond
ents pleasantly, but laughingly refused
to utter a word concerning the object of
their call on the President. Colonel In
gersoll smiled knowingly, gave the corre
spondents a wink, and sauntered away
arm-in-arm with Mr. Mackay.
Postoflice Department Promotions
Washington, June 24.—Postmaster-
General Wanamakcr to-day issued an
order relative to promotions in the Post
ortice Department. It is ordered that
there be established in the Postoflice De
partment a Board of Promotion, to con
sist of clerks of various departments. In
case of vacancy occurring in any one of
the grades of clerks, said board shall de
termine and report to the Postmaster-
General the name of the person who, ac
cording to the standard prescribed, is best
fitted in their judgment to fill said va
cancy by promotion, and such promotion
shall bo made irrespective of influence of
friends. The examinations prescribed
shall in all cases be competitive.
Washington, June 24.—Further ex
periments were made this afternoon by
Professor Dyrenfurth of the Agricultural
Department in testing the feasibility of
exploding balloons charged with gases at
a considerable hight in the air, with the
object of determining the practicability
of exploding dynamite in liko manner
aud its effect in producing rain in case of
drought. Three balloons, about twelve
feet in diameter, charged with two parts
of hydrogen und one of oxygen were
sent up about 1,200 foot and exploded by
means of electric currents transmitted
over lino wire. The tests were considered
Ex-Comptroller Kiiox Replies to Sen-
ator Stewart's Argument.
New York, Juno 24.—John L. Knox,
ex-Comptroller of tho Currency, answers
Senator Stewart's argument in favor of
freo coinage, lv the courso of his reply,
Mr. Knox says:
"Tho silver mines under the present
law, have a sure market for $t>o,(M.K.>,o*Jij
worth of silver every year, for the Gov
ernment buys it ail a: a price above that
on the London market. I'nder a freo
coinage law the Government will cease
to be a purchaser of silver. Every holder
of bullion can take it to the.Vint and
have it manufactured into stamped dol
lars. Tlu. result will be the silver stan
dard. Theso stamped pieces of silver
will have a purchasing power of tho
valuo of tho bullion therein, and no
more. Our neighbor, the Republic of
Mexico, enjoys the benefits of free coin
age, and its dollar pieces is legal tender
for all amounts. Tne purchasing power
oftho Mexican dollar at homo and abroad
is exactly equal to its bullion value.
"If the result of a Free Coinage Act is
tho silver standard, the silver miner will
lose his chiei purchaser, which is tho
Government Silver wili bo worth even
less in coin than in lino silver bars. In
brief, the Silver Coinage Act, so far as the
silver miner is concerned, will 'kill the
goose that lays the golden egg.'
"The Bank of France holds g2o0,000,C0t)
of silver coin, which was manufactured
years ago when the price of bullion was
at least 20 per cent, higher than now. It
holds its silver at a loss 0f560,000,000.
other European banks still hold a largo
amount of silver at great loss which was
purchased many years ago.
"If tho advocates of iroo coinage are
correct in their theory—that we can opon
our mints to silver and yet maintain gold
payments—then the banks of Europe will
have an opportunity, as silver advances
in value, gradually to tranafer their silver
hoards from their own vaults to the
vaults of our Treasury aud recoupe B
large portion of their loss. It is plain,
therefore, that as silver advances in value
the foreign bullion will cross the ocean to
realize the handsomo prolit so long as the
tempting offer is held out by suoh foolish
statutes as an Act providing for the freo
coinage of silver."
ALMOST A MURDER.
A Strange "Woman Attempts to Stab a
New .York, June 24.—A dagger driven
by tho hand ofa determined woman was
aimed at the heart of Henry Caseman just
before midnight Tuesday. That the man
if still alive is duo to his quick eye and
steady hand, but he bears a slight wound
on the left side.
Caseman is a youthful shadowgraphist,
and has been connected recently with
the Marks International Vaudeville Com
pany. He arrived in this city Tuesday
morning on his way to Europe. The
woman is described as a handsome bru
nette, and tastefully dressed, and is quite
refined in demeanor. She was evidently
B Stranger in this city, and after the ne Li
dramatic incident was put into a car and
Caseman left Chicago in March to fill a
six-weeks' engagement in the San Fran
cisco Theater. lie only did four
weeks' time, and the curtailment
was due to the woman who at
tempted his life. He had been in San
Francisco two weeks when he met her.
She spoke to him as he was leaving the
orpheum Theater. She pretended to
recognize him as an old acquaintance, and
insisted that he must go with her. He
saw her several times, rebuffing her each
time. She never demanded money,
and no oue seemed to know her in San
Becoming annoyed by her importuni
ties, C'aseman went to Washington and
Montana, when she again turned up, and
from that time on she followed him
closely until Tuesday. She was never
violent until he met her in Chicago. She
upbraided him on tho street with an in
tended elopement with another woman.
Caseman sailed to-day for Europe.
Two Factions on the Moqui Reserva
tion Hnve a Falling Out.
Los A.N«iELEs, June 24.—Colonel H. C.
Corbin left to-day for the Moqui Indian
reservation in New Mexico, whero he is
to take command of the troops to enforce
peace among the Indians, who are hav
ing a disagreement among themselves.
The trouble arises from the order of
Indian Commissioner Morgan, made last
winter, in which he directed that the In
dian children be sent to school on tho
Moqui reservation. Part of tiio Indians
wero in favor of this movement, bnt
others opposed it. So there were two fac
tions formed in the village, and since
then tho factions havo fallen out.
Las Vegas (N. M.), Juno 24.—Further
advices received here from Fort Win
gate, 300 miles west, to-day, are to the
effect that tho trouble on the Navajo
Reservation is increasing. Lieutenant
Brett, who was sent with a detachment of
troops to Keeno Canyon, near Fort Defi
ance, to suppress the depredations ofthe
hostiles, dispatched a courier to the com
mander of D Troop, on the Zunie Reser
vation, to come to nis aid as speedily us
possible. Also, a courier has arrived at
Fort Wingate with a special to the com
manding officer for another troop of cav
alry or ali the cavalry available, as the
hostilos are threatening war.
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results of Yesterday's Eastern Base
CnTi-*AG9, June 24.—The Colts had no
difficulty whatever in winning to-day,
their batting and fielding being much su
perior to the work done by the Cincin
natis. Score—Chicago 8, Cincinnati 2.
Batteries—Hutchison and Kittredge. Bad
bourn and Clark.
Cleveland, June 24.—Gruber pitched
a wonderful game to-day, the visitors
only making three hits. Score—Cleve
land 7, Pittsburg 2. Batteries—Gruber
and Zimmer, King and Mack.
Philadelphia, June 24.—The Phillies
again defeated Boston to-day by bunching
their hits. Score—Boston 3, Philadelphia
5, Batteries—Staley and Ganzel, Gleason
New York, June 24.—The Giants did
not play much ball to-day and the Bride
grooms beat them easily. Score—Brook
lyn 7, New York ::. Batteries—Keefe,
Welch and Clarke, Carruthers and Daily.
Remarkable Case of Insanity.
A citizen of Stamford, Conn., has been
driven insano by his young lady neigh
bor practicing on tho piano, and his
mania takes a very queer form. When it
seized him he went to all the piano deal
ers in the town and ordered them to send
costly instruments to the young lady's
house at intervals of half an hour. As
he was rich his odd orders were complied
with, and the young woman, despite her
objections, had ten instruments blocking
the street in front of her house, besides
two in the parlor and one in the hall.
Finally the madman was captured and
the pianos returned, but the lady has
Near Akron, Ohio, a tramp got into a
field where a fierce bull was feeding.
"The race was eighty rods, and at the end
of it tho tramp mado a flying leap over a
fence eight feet high, and didn't think he
was doing anything wonderful."
WHOLE NO. 15,504.
ONLY ONE VICTORY.
That is All Balmaceda's Forces
Have So Far Wou.
LAWS OF THE COUNTRY GROSSLY
Hundreds of Prominent Citizen.-- Im
prisoned Withont Warraut.w.ththe
"Worst Convicts — SeTCTO Frost-
Cause a Complete laili.ro of Vin
tages on tho Rhino-Tho _:__t.sl.
Government Issuo-. an Order Vi\i
ißg Seals iv I.ohr.n__. Sea Until
Nkw York, June2l—Pedro Montio. a
representative o( thr Chilean insurgent...
arrived to-day from [qniqne, lie is a
brother of tbe chief Admiral of the in
surgent fleet With him aro Antonio
Varas and Jose M. Starcuse, Secrete]
Montiesays: "I am liere to rep*
tlie interests uf the ■•onstttutional or le
gal Governmentof chile, hot n would be
impolitic to disclose my mission non
cannot tell how long I will stay in
country, hut 1 wiil probably he iv *
York three days. Alter I have _*
what is in the papers and learned th,.
feeling toward my Government, l nut]
have more to say. Our Government at
Iquiqueia well organised. Then have
been seven battles between thy two fo_
so far. In these fights Balmaceda has
ODly had one genuine victory."
'lhe World quotes Senor Montie as say
ing: "In tlu- southern portion of the
State, which Balmaceda an.l ids party
bold hy force, both the Constitution and
laws aro utterly ignored. Many hull
dreds ot the most prominent citizens
have been imprisoned withont warrant
in jails ami penitentiaries indiscrimi
nately with the worst convicts for n<-arh
five months. The courts ordered them
to bo set at liberty, but Balmaceda nol
only ordered the courts not to dischaig
their duty, hut when they persisted br
their righto, prevented them irom con
vening by stationing policemen at thi
doors ot the courtrooms and threatening
the Judges ofthe .Supreme anrl Appellate
Courts with arrest in ease they should
attempt to enter.
"By a decree of Balmaceda tin- property
ot more than fifty eminent citizens has
been confiscated. No citizen of Chile is
allowed to leave the country without per
mission from Balmaceda. Every ship
and steamer in Valparaiso and" other
ports is searched, and if any one is found
trying to gel away lie is immediately
Bent to prison. The most cruel tortures,
such as were practiced during the Spanish
inquisition, nave been inflicted indis
criminate.y upon unoffending citizens.
If none of our plans miscarry, we look
for absolute success for our part*? within
the next t»-o months.
Install.n... a Rabbi.
London, June 24.—The great Bays
water Synagogue was tastefully and pro
fusely decorated with (lowers and plants
yesterday, and was packed to its utmost
capacity with tlie most prominent repre
sentatives of the Jewish world of this
city and others, who assembled to witnes •
the imposing ceremonies attendant npon
the installation of a chief rabbi Dr.
Adier, the chief rabbi, was escorted to his
seat beside tho ark with much ceremony
and display by Baron Rothschild. Chief
Rabi Adier preached his inaugural ser
mon, exhorting the congregation to re
member to tio their utmost to bring about
the unity of the Jewish raoe.
Bacillus ol* Leprosy.
London, June 24.—Members of thi
Leprosy Commission in Allahabad,
southwest India, have succeeded in
isolating and cultivating the bacillus of
leprosy. Thoy accomplished this in au
artificial medium, consisting of bouillon
and gelatine, with which tliey inoculate
a rabbit. The animal speedily developed
leprous nodules under this treatment.
Thisis the lirst time the bacillus ol" the
terrible disease has been successfully
grown outside the human subjects. Itis
not improbable the researches and ex
periments ofthe Commissioners will lead
to exceedingly interesting, if not wholly
McCarthy to Keslprn.
D.-m.iN, June 24.—The retirement of
Justin McCarthy from tho leadership ot
tin* Irish party is expected directly after
John Dillou is released irom jail. Mc-
Carthy, it is generally admitted, has
proved to be a complete failure as a leader
of tlie Irish Parliamentary party. His
friends assert that he is unable to give
much attention to his duties, and tliat he
always recognized the fad that the posi
tion he accepted as a leader was only a
Berlin, June 24.—1t is reported tho
vintages on the Rhine and Moselle and in
the Palatinatearecomplete failures, owing
tothe severe and long frosts which prt*
valled during the early part of tho season.
Bohrlng Son. Order.
London, June 24.—This afternoon's
London Official Gazette contains an order
in council prohibiting the catching of
seals by British subjects in Behring Sjoa
i'rom to-day until May 1, 1592.
Dalton, tho American, Dofeated.
London, June 24. —The swimming race
between Dalton, an American, and a man
named Fisher, took placo to-day and re
sulted in the defeat of Dalton. The courso
was between Dover and llamsgato.
Cork, June 24.—In the action for libel
brought hy Campbell, Secretary to Par
nell, against the owners of the Cork
Herald, the jury to-day awarded Camp
hell $1,2. r)0 damages.
Racing in .England.
London, Juno 24. —The Queen's Birth
day won the plate of 1,000 sovereigns at
the Newcastle and High Gosforth Park
summer meeting to-day; Knight of Ruby
second; Alice third.
Bordeaux, June 24.—The strike of
horse-car employes is settled, and re
| suited in a victory for tho strikers, who
j returned to work to-day.
Corbett and Sullivan Spar.
San Francisco, Juno 24.—The Grand
Opera House was crowded to-night by
people who paid 52 each to see Jim Cor
bett and John L. Sullivan spar at Cor
bett's benefit. Tiio crowd expected t.
see an exciting contest, but were greatly
disappointed. The boxers appeared in
dress suits and sparred lightly for three
rounds, doing no damago whatever to
Tho Montreal general hospital refused
to admit female students to the privileges
of the institution.