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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 145.
OUR BOYS IN CAMP.
The First Artillery Regiment Ar
rives Safely at Santa Cruz.
ALL PLEASED WITH THEIR PRESENT
Brush Flro Ragins: In tho Vicinity of
San Rafael—Brutal Prize Fight at
Vacavllle — Two Severe Shocks of
Earthquake at ITollistor — Another
Lady Drowned on the Beach Near
Special to the Recokb-Uniott.
Sakta Cruz, Aug. 9.—The opinion pre
vaii.s among Santa Cruz people that the
First Artillery Regiment's cninp is one of
tho prettiest and best-planned that has
been laid out this summer. It faces south
east, and is located in about the same posi
tion as last year's camp. Tents were
piloted and all work done under tho
direction of Lieutenant Maydwell, the
efficient Quartermaster on Colonel Guth
rie's staff. He was congratulated on all
Bides to-day for his work and correct
alignment, in which the rows of tents
were laid out. In all there are 135 tents
in camp. The ladies alone occupy twenty
fivo tents, outride of the lines and in the
rear of the headquarters.
Tho regiment arrived here at 6 o'clock
this morning, having been delayed a
short time on account of a hot box on one
of the cars. There was no accident to
mar the pleasantness of the down trip,
but when tho troops reached the depot
here most of the men looked tired and
they were immediately marched to tho
camp, where a hot breakfast was await
ing them. From early morn till noon the
men were all busy in arranging tho tents
and attending to the baggage, and their
quarters were soon tidy. In all there are
sixteen men employed in tho mesa-room,
and meals are servod with promptness.
Tho victuals aro very good, and. There is
no sign of complaint from any or the men.
In front of Colonel Guthrie's quarters
a dancing platform, thirty-six by fifty
feet, has been erected, and Lieutenant
Maydwell is being showered with praises
by the young ladies of Santa Cruz fur his
The ceremony of dress parade took
place this evening, and was watched by a
largo croud of people from town, who
had driven out in carriages. The guard
mount took place at 6 o'clock, and to
night sentinels are posted around tho
camp. There are eight posts. < aptain
T. C Hall is Officer ot the Day, and Lieu
tec* nts Stevens and Hovel Officers of the
The band has captured tho town al
ready. To-night it gave a delightful con
ceit in front of the Colonel's quarters.
To-morrow real camp life will begin in
TIIR CALIFORMAN "WON.
Henry Peterson Easily Defeats Victo
New Wrstmix.stku (B. C), Aug. 9.—
Tic greatest boat race ever witnessed on
Fraser River was roAved yesterday be
tween Henry Peterson of San Fnmois'o
and Alex McLean of this city. Excur
sions were, run from all parts of the
country, and fully 12,000 people saw the
Betting was in favor of Peterson all the
time, and his backers had by far the most
money. Westminster people, however,
went heavy on the,ir man and an im
mense amount was staked, nearly all at
even money. Both men were in perfect
condition, but McLean, not being accus
tomed to fine training, rather overdid it
and did not show up in his usual
snappy form. The race was thr^e miles
with a turn in outrigged skifly, twenty
feet over all, for a purse of J. S.
Ciute acted as referee, starter and sole i
judgo of the race. Peterson won the in
side-course and gained an advantage of
comparatively still water, whu"e McLean
was in a stiff current j;11 the way to the
Both men got off well together, McLean
getting slightly the better of the start.
Pc.torson was not long in shoving the
nose of his boat to tho. front, and in the
first ei<;hih of a mile had won a lead of
three Lengths. At the half mile ho had
inc.reH>,'cl it to six lengths, and at tho
mile to eight. Beginning with forty-one
strokes he gradually tapered down to
thirty, McLean pulling rather faster but
not gaining. After reaching the mile
stake McLean shoved his boat ahead and
laaaonod the gap. Peterson responded by
opening out, and from hereto the turn
ing buoy the race was simply magnifi
cent and the pace tremendous."
The Frisco man turned tho stake in 11
minutes and .«) seoonds, and McLean 30
seconds iHler. The latter now pulled for
all ho was worth, and gradually dosed
up the gap to -i\ and then four lengths.
But Peterson had the race well in hand,
and at the begin ing of the last half mile
slackened down ami took matters oasy to
the finish, winning easily by four iengths
in 'Ji» minutes and 28 second^ He was
heartily cheered by thci&Bjifei^ < rou.i
and bore tho honor* him
modestly. The time i^^^Bni-Ki ever
made in an outriggciM^^^»jj an>» is a
lecord which will be hnru^^Hnt. Peter
son leaves for home on TuWnay.
Hamilton (Out.), Aug. o.—Fully 1.3,000
people witnessed the double-scull race
horo yesterday afternoon for the world's
championship between I'd Hanktn and
William O'Connor in one boat, and .Take
Qandanr and William McKay In the
other. The one and a half niilo stake
Was reached by Haitian and O'Connor in
8 minutesand3seconds. <>n the home
stretch the loaders did not c.vert thiin
sslves, nnd when within a quarter of a
mile of the finish stopped lowing and
Haitian dipped his hand in the bay.
They finally -won a comparatively easy
victory !.▼ six lengths in 18:26. Gaudaur
and McKay's time was not taken.
BRUTAL PRIZE EIGHT.
It Bccnnii- 60 Sickening tho Authori
ties iia<i to biterfl re.
Vacav;, i.k, A.UJJ. 9.— There was a
brutal prizo light hi re last night between
(Juh Mullen, a featherweight of Ban
Frandsoo,and Bob Alien, a lightweight
of Nape, for |S0 ■ .side :<nd a parse of fcieo.
Mullen has gained quite a reputation for
long, hard fights against such men as
lluntingtoii, Roberts, IfeKenna and
Tommy Hogan, while Allen is well
known asa local knock-out. Mullen was
p.Tonded i>y Billy Wooda and Prank
Koheits. while I'nddy Gorman and Tom
McGee acted for Allen.
Mullen cut the pace from the start, and
worked on Allen's wind for four rounds,
lighting him against the lopes and nearly
out several times, but Allen caught
Mullen a terrific right-hander on the |aw
in the fifth, knocking him against the
ropes ten feet away, and it would have
beea up bad Allen know a how to have
finished, but Mullen recovered too
quickly, and before the round was over
hail bis opponent at bay. For four more
rounds both men pummeled each other
at a terrific rate, until it became so
fiickoning B spectacle that the authorities
interfered, and the fight was declared a
draw by Manager Armstrong, who acted
Mullen has challenged Allen again.
JUDGE OGDEN HOFFMAN.
Died at St. Luke's Hospital of Paralysis
of the Heart.
San Francisco, Aug. 9.— Judge Ogdcn
Hoffinan died early this morning at St.
Luke's Hospital of paralysis of the heart.
He has been ill with heart trouble since
April 2d, but at times so far rocovered as
to be pronounced cured, but Friday
another attack set in and this time it
proved fatal. Ho was unmarried and
always lived at a club. He had been a
Federal Judge since March, 1851, a term
of over forty years. No other living
United Stales Judge has been on the
bench for so long a time.
Judge Ogden Hoffman was born in
New York, October 10, 1!522. His father
and grandfather wore both eminent
lawyers. He was a graduate from
Columbia College, and studied law, being
admitted to the bar in 184t». Ho traveled
lor two years in Europe, and then re
turned to the United States, and on May
16, 1850, landed in Sau Francisco. In less
than a year, in March. 1851, President
Fillmore appointed him United States
District Judge for Northern California.
In 1K52 tho two California districts were
consolidated into one, with Judge Hoff
man as sole Judge, a position he has held
TROTTING AT THE BAY.
Exciting Contest in tho 2:21 Class Race
at tho Bay District Track.
San Francisco, Aug. 9.—Those who
attended the last day's racing of the sum
mer meeting of the Trotting-Horse
Breeders' Association, on Saturday, at
the Bay District Track, witnessed one of
the most exciting events of the season.
The first race was the four-year-old
stake, the San Mateo filly Serena having
The second race was tho 2:24 class, for a
purse of $1,500. The starters wero James
Hunter's Cupid, the San Mateo Farm's
Dna Wilkes, A. T. Hatch's Guide and H.
J. Agnew's Lynnette.
A better, closer fought out, squarer and
heavier betting race has not been seen in
California for many years. The prelim
inary nibbles were Una Wilkes $25,
GktideS2o, Cupid $15, Lynnette f& Agnew
bought his mare at these rates freely and
ligures were rushed to Wilkes $60, Lyn
nette $33, Cupid 190, Guide $27 50.
Five heats were trotted before tho 'race
was settled. Guide took the first heat,
Una Wilkes second, Cupid third and
Lynnette fourth. Time, 2:24}.
Cupid won the second heat. Guide sec
ond, Lynnette third and Una Wilkes
fourth. Time, 2:225.
The third heat resulted in Una Wilkes
crossing the wire first, Lynnotte second,
Cupid third and Guide fourth. Time,
The fourth and fifth heats were won by
Capid, Una Wilkes second. Time. 2:234
Captain Milieu Griffith's team of pacers
were driven an exhibition half. They
went up the back stretch in 30 seconds—
a 2-minute gait—and did the half in 1:03.
FERRY TO PENNOYER.
Another Call for tho Requisition for
Olympia (Wash.), Aug. 9.—Governor
Ferry hjis addressed a letter to Governor
Pennoyer of Oregon in regard to the lat
ter's refusal to issue a requisition for
Adam Cushiug, who is wanted in Wash
ington on a charge ot stealing freight
from tho Northern Pacific Kaiiroad Com
pany. Cashing was charged with a
similar crime in Portland. He lied to
Nebraska, but was arrested and brought
back to Oregon, and tried and acquitted
iast month. Governor Ferry then called
upon Governor Pennoyer of Oregon for
a requisition for dishing, which Penno
yer refused on the ground that Cashing
was not voluntarily in the State of
Oregon. Governor Ferry simply refers
to the United suites statutes in relation to
the extradition, and cites several cases of
a similar nature where prisoners have
Boy and <ilrl Horribly Hurned.
Ri-JDiuNo, Aug. !>.—A uirl and a boy,
aged 6 and 3 years respectively, .the chil
dren of Charles Piitschek, a tailor, were
horribly burned at 6 o'clock last evening
while trying to light a fire in the kitchen
stove. Piftschek's sister, who \\ as sick
in i>ed at the time, had her hands badly
burned while trying to put out the fire in
tho children's clothes. The girl has died.
The boy is not expected to live.
Later—The children burned here last
evening are dead.
A girl L 6 years old, the daughter of
Dick Collict, a minor living at the Stump
Ranch, between Redding and Shasta,
while trying to light a fire with coal oil
ln>t evening, was dangerously burned
by the can exploding. The chances of
recovery are uoubtl'ul.
Jlrush-Flre Rntfine Near San Rafael.
San Rafael, Aug. 9.— This morning a
brush-tire started near tho residence
of Mrs. La Moureaut, on the prop
erty of the Nevada Bank, for
merly the Coleman ranch. The flames
spread rapidly, crossing over the Wagner
ridge to the McAllister and Stetson
ranches, where it took an easterly turn
buck to the Coleman ranch, and is now
working its w.iy toward the property of
William Lichtenberg, and following the
ridge toward Point San Pedro. All the
men that can be obtained are being taken
to the scone. There are now seventy-live
at work. As the wind is blowing rather
hard it is doubtful if the men ear net the
fire under control.
Another of Hall's Murderers Dead.
Makysvk.i.i:, Aug. B.—William Ousley
(colored), who recently msrin a rontnfkm
detailing the killing of George Ball in
this city one year ago last July, in which
he Implicated two other colored men—
George Maddoz and George Collins
died in the County .Jail early yesterday
morning. « msloy could not talk when it
was discovered that ho was dying. He
Buffered much, :md evidently desired to
add something to his statements mads
daring the past few days. Maddox lathe
only one of the trio of fiends now alive,
Collins having been killed at Stockton
some weeks ago.
Severe Shocks of ICartliquake.
Soxjudstbb, Aug. o.—Two severe
sho 'ks of earthquake were felt bore about
1>:30 this morning, the last being quite
severe. No damage.
MOCTXRKT, Aug. f».—A heavy shock of
earthquake was felt here this morning,
causing buildings to rock with alarming
motion. Old residents claim It to be the
heaviest shock experienced here In years.
The vibrations were from south to north.
A I^ady Drowned*
Astokia (Or.), Aug. (.L— Mrs. Jennie
H. Parker, wife of P. W. Parker, pro
prietor of the Mviniug A«tor>'i,t, was
drowned at Cl&teop Bead) this afternoon.
.Mrs. Parker was in company with F. W.
Dunn and wife, holding the latter's hand,
when an undertow took all three off their
feet. Dunn and his wile wore rescued.
Mrs. Parker was borne to sea on the crest
of a wave. The body has not boon re
simUl-Pox ill an Indian School.
Cabsos (Nov.), Aug. <>.—There is a
well-developed case of small-pox at the
Indian school four miles .south of Carson.
Measles and mumps have been epidemic
at the school within the last seven
SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MORNING-, AUGUST 10, 1891.
KILLED HIS FATHER.
Family Troubles Lead to a Trag
edy in Cincinnati.
DRIVEN TO EXTREMES, THE SON
FIRES THE FATAL SHOT.
A Fish Poacher in Ohio Shot Through
tho Heart by an Officer of the Law
—William McMillan Put to Sloop
by Tommy Ryan in tho Third
Round at Richardson, 111.
Special to the Record-Unioit.
Cincinnati, Aug. 9.—About 8 o'clock
this morning Charles Nieman, aged 20,
shot and instantly killoil George Nieman,
his father. Nieman had been divorced
from his wife, but still lived in the same
house with her and the children. He had
frequent quarrels with his divorced wife
and family, and the trajjedj' was the cul
mination of one of these disputes. He
came down stairs alter the boys had risen,
and while they were dressing demanded
that the door be opened, which was dono.
The old man entered the room and began
to abuse his son, and finally assaulted
him. The boy's mother interfered, but
was roughly pushod aside by the divorced
husband, and foil to the floor in a swoon.
The old man pushed his son out of tho
room and backed him down stairs. At
tho foot of the stairs is a yard. Ah soon
as he reached the bottom of the steps
Charles stepped back, and, drawing a re
volver, tired, killing his lather instantly.
The boy was arrested, but takes the arrest
KILLED BY A STATE OFFICIAL.
Dayton (Ohio), Aug. 9.—State Deputy
Game Warden Buntain of Dayton, fatally
shot David Mcllvaine, who with others
was caught seining in Mad River in vio
lation of the State law. Buntain had
heard of the seining party, and in com
pany with Bon Seitner, a member of the
Fish and Game Protective Society, went
to the spot. Thoy came upon the party
in tho act of drawing the seine, and Bun
tain exclaimed: "Hello, boys, we got
here just intiineto see you make a haul.''
One fisherman struck Buntain in the eye
with a stone, and Mcllvaine drew a re
volver and began shooting at the officers.
Buntain pulled his revolver and shot
Mcllvaino through the heart. The
others were then captured. Buntain
gave himself up, but is not held in con
finement, as he is a State officer, and ac
cording to Mcllvaine's own statement,
did the shooting in solf-defense and in
tho discharge of his duty.
SAD STORY OF DOMESTIC LIFE.
A Ilusbantl Uses His Fists on Ilia
Bride of a Year.
Chicago, Aug. 9. —A woman's wild
cries of murder, as she dashed frantically
through the halls of the Palmer House
Saturday, led to the unearthing of a sad
s. nsational story of domestic life. Those
who responded to the woman's cries for
help found in her room a second woman,
young and beautiful, stretched at full
length upon the floor, where, in a dis
heveled shape, she lay convulsively sob
bing, while a dark, swarthy, determined
looking man stood at one end of the
room. The man was W. K. Cooley of
New Orleans, and the young woman his
bride of less than a' year. The other
woman was her mother] Mrs. Sara Casey
of Covington, Ky.
Cooley is a nephew of Judge Cooley of
Michigan, Chairman of the Interstate
Commerce Commission. His father and
grandfather were both among the ablest
Louisiana jurists. His father was killod
years ago by EL H. Rhett in a political
quarrel, Khett being the editor of tho
New Orleans Picayune,
Cooloy was married last November. He
came to Chicago a few months ago armed
with recommendations from prominent
Southern politicians and petitioned for ;;
place in the World's Fair. The OOOple
entered handsome apartments, sumptu
ously furnished. Failing to secure the
desired appointment, and hi-, funds run
ning low, he began to pawn his wife's
jewelry. His expansive establishment
was given up and the family took rooms
at tho Palmer House.
His mother-in-law and wife assert that
the failure of the latter to give him
money caused him to cruelly abase her.
Mrs. Casey has repeatedly encouraged
the wife to leave her husband. The hus
band assorts that the Quarrel was not
caused by a refusal of his wife to give
him money, but on the contrary, the wife
and mother-in-law had been insulting s
young lady friend of his of New < )rleans,
whom ho was once engaged to marry,
and the taunts became unbearable.
The following is a statement from Mr.
and Mrs. < ooiey in reference to a rumor
concerning their troubles:
"An article has just come to our notico,
purporting to have been an interview
relative to a suit for divorce between my
self and wife, which we deny and de
nounce as a base falsehood.
"(Signed) Mart J. Cooi.rv,
"Wm. il. Cooi.kv."
FIRE ON A BTAAMEB.
Passengers Xot Awaro of Their Porll
Until Landed Snfoly In Port.
NEW Yokk, Aujj. *.X— Friday evening
the steamer Catch miro arrived here from
Marseilles. It was to-day learned for the
first timo that when but one day out from
that port tho soft ooal in the bunker* w ,s
discovered to bo on tire. Die Captain
gave orders that the strictest seen cy be
observed, as if the news spread among
the passengers it would be Impossible to
a\ert a panic Immediate steps were
taken to quenofa tho lire. Day and ni^lit,
for teu days, heavy st? earns of water were
poured upon the piles of <<>:il and tho
deck above it. Tin; Captain and crew
were on almost continuous duty during
that time, and when they arrived at port
were completely worn <>r.t. None of the
passengers haaany suspicion of danger,
nor did they loam of it until port was
IX THK RING.
Hynn Knocks McMillan Out In the
Richardson (111.), A.ug. P.—Tommy
Ryan of Chicago ami William McMillan
of Washington, D. c, were tho prindpala
In a prize light which took place here
this morning; Am fight was one-aided
from atari to finish, McMillan, who had
been nearly starred in order to weigh in
under 144 pounds, being so weak from
this training that ho could hardly have
fought a schoolboy.
First round—After cautious sparring
for an opening tho men clinched, Ryan
delivered his opponent a vicious left
hander on the mouth, and in return re
ceived an easy thump <>n tho ribs. Rush
ing tactics were then adopted by Ryan,
who dealt right and left-handers on his
opponent's lorehead and neck. Ho fol
lowed with his right on McMillan's
small ribs and his left on his law. Just
before time was called McMillan man
aged to give Kyan a severe dab just un
der tho heart*
Second round — McMillan opened
with a load, cross-lead and clinch. Ryan
received a hard whack on the wrist, and
planted solid blows squarely on Mc-
Millan's nose, causing it to bleed freely.
Another blow cut McMillan's cheek near
the right eye. McMillan landed severely
on Ryan's neck, and the latter fell heavily
backward. Had McMillan possessed
more strength, the fight would have been
finished then, but lie stood apparently
by his good fortune, and ivas caught off
his guard by Kyan. who, rapidly recover
ing the effect of the blow, forced the tight
ing, twice dropping his opponent to the
Third round—Kyan lauded right and
left wherever he plcafeed. Finally a
vicious blow in the neck sent his^ oppo
nent to tho ground again, completely
Ryan shows not a scratch, whilo Mc-
Millan has several cuts and bruises. Tho
fight was for $75 and 25 per cent, of tho
gate money, Queensberry rules, with two
ounce gloves. Malachi Hogan was
the referee. The fight was witnessed by
about 350 sports, mostly from Chicago.
Eastern Ball Games.
Citicago, Aug. 9. —Games were played
by the American and Western Associa
tions to-day, resulting as follows:
At St. Louis—St. Louis 2, Baltimore 14.
At Columbus—Columbus 0, Boston 10.
At Louisville—Louisville 11, Washing
At Cincinnati—Cincinnati 5, Athletic C.
At Puluth—First game— Duluth 11,
Lincoln 2. Second game—Duluth 4, Lin
At Milwaukee—Milwaukee 1, Kansas
At Sioux City—Sioux City 9, Denver 5.
At Minneapolis — Minneapolis 15,
A Victim of Drink.
Cincinnati, Aug. 9. — Mrs. Nellie
Webb, an aged and wealthy widow of
Louisville, Ky., committed suicide at the
College Hill Sanitarium to-day. Her
family aro prominent people of Louis
ville. She was a victim of drink, and
was placed in tho sanitarium; deprived of
her stimulants, she developed a melan
cholic tendency. Last night sho wont
into the bathroom, locked the door, throw
herself into a tub and turned on tho water.
The overflowing of the water attracted
attention. An entrance was forced into the
room, and she was found dead from
Narrowly Escaped Lynching.
St. Louis, Aug. 9.—Daniel Barman
stopped at the house of Michael Becker
late last night, where a nuinbor of people
had gathered socially, and after offering
to whip anybody present began vigor
ously applying his whip, which he car
ried to the heads and shoulders of those
nearest him. The crowd at once seized
him and started toward a lamp post with
the evident intention of lynching him.
He was finally secured by a squad of
policemen, but not until he had been
bodily hurt by the crowd, who clubbed
him about the face and body.
James Russell Lowell Dangerously 111.
Cambridge (Mass.), Aug. 9.— James
Russell Lowell is dangerously ill, aud it
is felt that he ran never recover from tho
general breaking down of his vital forces
which has now set iv. The immediate
trouble was brought on by inflammation
produced by a cold while' out riding last
week. Lowell took to his bed immedi
ately, and has not since rison from it, hut
the groatost danger of all is from tho
breaking up of his strength, incident
upon age and feebleness.
Fatal Slioottnu: Affray.
Borit's Stattox ttld.), Aug. 9. — A
shooting affray occurred to-day at Barnes
ville, near here, where a camp meeting
was going on. While M raiting for a train,
a party of colored men became engaged
in a dispute over some cigars, when Louis
Brown of Richmond, Va., became in
censed and struck one of his companions
with a stone. The light became general,
and five pistol shots were fired. Brown
was killed and three others were wounded.
Four "Were Drowned.
Milwaukkk. Aug.!».—At LakePewau
kee, twenty miles south of here, to-day
Albert ami Emma Barth, Martha Kimb
ling and Clara Seiglor were drowned by
thecapsi/ing of a small sail boat in which
they, with three others, were Bailing. The
drowned are children of prominent Mil
waukee business men. Their ages range
from 16 to 20 years.
Defaulting Uuilroiid Cashier.
Louisnus, Aug. <k~ The shortage <>f
Sylvester Young, the defaulting cashier
of the Newport BfoWl and Mississippi
Valley Railroad, instead of being92s,ooo,
as waa Aral supposed, is now known to be
at least fK,OOdL It may reach more upon
further investigation. There is no clew
yet as to Young's whereabouts.
Texas Trunk Lino Sold.
Dallas nv x .), Aug. (».—C. P. Hunt
ington and associates of Xcw York have
purchased the Texas Trunk Railroad,ex
tending from Dallas to Cedar, in Kauff
man ( ounty, a distance of fifty-1 wo miles,
and will, it is sakL Immediately oom
mence building In the direction of New
Orleans. They will take charge, of tho
road (>n August 20th.
Dotermincxl to Die.
Rirox (Wis.), Aug. '.X— Mrs. William
Drager of this place took three ounces of
Paris green early this morning. Then
she went to an out-houso and laid her
Stomach open with B razor, following this
cut with three or lour more slashes. Sh<>
had quarreled with her husband a few
Hun Down V>y a Train.
OntaJMMMA (la.), Aug. }».—The Central
Towa train at a crossing this afternoon
cashed into a buggy In which were John
Lungstaff and four children. All the «■>.■•
CUBjants were injured. Two of the chil
dren will die.
Santa Fe Strikes Flirted.
Toi'LKA (Kas.), Aug. P.—Tho Santa Fe
boiler-makers' strike is ended. The dis
charged men and strikers will all resume
work <>n Monday. Tho strikers acknowl
edge that they made ■ mistake.
TH'i:r> of life.
An Unknown Mnn flirt nttl— by Cutting
San Francisco, Aug. 9.—Tho body of
a man was found between two lumber
piles in the yard af tho Pacific Pine
Lumber Company, at Folsom and Steu
art streets, at an early hour yesterdtiy
morning by William Eastland. Blood
ptainnd the boards where tho remains lay,
and a glance showed that the man had
committed suicide by cutting his neck
and throat v, ith a rasor.
The suicide *ti)! held the bloody instru
ment of death in his right hand, and a
dec}) wound in his throat plainly mdi- j
eated how he had ended his life. * From
tho surroundings it was evident that the
man had crept in among tho lumber, and
then hanging his head over a piece of j
scantling, deliberately cut his neck from
ear to ear.
At the Morgue, to which the body was
taken, a nickel, a bunch of keys, a gold
ring and a card with the telegraphic
alphabet were found in the pockets oi tho
clothing. There was nothing, however,
by which the deceased could be iden
The suicide was about ?>5 years of age,
of slim build, light complexion, with a
light brown mustache. He was poorly
attired, wearing gray striped cassimero
pants, a while derby hat, a dark brown
eassimere sacquo coat and vest, a striped
calico shirt and calfskin boots.
DUEL WITH SWORDS.
Mexican Army Officers Meet on
the Field of Honor.
ONE OP THE PARTICIPANTS VERY
Much Misery Among: the Mexican
Population ih tho Rio Grande Val
ley—Crops Ruined by tho Lone
Drought, and Stock I>ylne by tho
Thousands — Men of "Woalth Re
duced to Poverty.
Special to the Record-Union.
St. Louis, Aug. 9.—The following ad
vices have been received from the City of
Mexico: A duel was fought at Piedad,
near here, ou Thursday morning, be
tween Colonels Francisco Nevoa and
Manuel Blanco. Tho duel was brought
about by a dispute, the two Colonels
using language of the harshest nature.
Nevoa had for his seconds C-eueral Flores
and Colonel Rodriguo Valdes, and Blanco
was supported by Deputies Francisco
Romero and Antonio Tovar, author of
the dueling code of Mexico. The anus
chosen were swords, and according to re
port it was to havo boen a duel to death.
The assaults alter tho signal for the at
tack was given were ten. Blanco was
wounded in the right arm, in the throat
and was laid out by a thrust in the liver,
giving up after being so weak that he
could not stand up. Nevoa had se\eral
scratches, none, however, worth men
In viow of the fact that President Diaz
forbade dueling in the army by a special
decree some mouths ago, it is probable
that the Colonels will be placed under ar
rest and punished.
Those who have lived twenty-five years
in the Hio Grande Valley have never seen
so much misery among the Mexican pop
ulation as this year. The staple crop is
corn and Mexican frijole, but tho
drought has been terrible for the last
eighteen months. Scarcely anything has
been raised, and stock are dying by the
thousands. Many men who, years ago,
were considered well oil' have nothing
left but lands. Hundreds of laboring
men havo left the frontier counties and
are finding work elsewhere. If the
drought continues until the cold northers
come in there will be but little cattle
which will live through the winter, and
many families will sutler for the necessa
ries of life.
Rumors were current on the street this
afternoon that important changes will
soon occur in the Cabinet. For some
time past the press has given much space
to whispers that M. Gompers Ferrias
contemplated resigning as Secretary of
the Treasury. No confirmation has been
Yesterday Tneodore Dehsa, Collector
of Customs at Port Vera Cruz, was clos
etod with President Diaz some hours,
and political weather prouhets predict
that the conference lias somo bearing on
the rumored change, coupling Dehsa's
naino with tho Secretaryship. In this
connection it is said that Lielabastida
will become official Mayor and Gtimosa
goes to Vera Cruz as Collector.
Dr. Charles J. Stephens, an American,
died at the Ann Hospital here this morn
ing from dysentery. Dr. Stephens had
been in Mexico since November last en
gaged in collecting material for an exten
sive and important illustrated work on
Mexico and Central America, which lie
arranged t<» publish in connection with
the (ieorge Barrio Publishing Company
of Philadelphia and Now York.
Germauy Alarmed Lest Ho Should bo
Suddenly stricken Down.
Paius, Aug. 9.—GauMa publishes tho
following dispatch from Berlin: Em
peroi William arrived to-day at Kiel.and
is at present unable to leave his yacht.
The Emperor's condition is much more
grave than has been admitted, lor not
onlydoei hesmlex from the knee-joint
and ear trouble, but terribly severe rheu
matic pains absolutely nail him to a
chair. Hand will compel him to remain
Utterly inaetivo for at least a fortnight
without tlio least prospect of stirring.
The doctors, while Stating that tho alarm
tng news circulated is txaggi'rated, -ay
that if the Kmperor continues to refuse to
submit to the treatment prescribed, the
rheumatism must soon botthiw a more
serious aspect and attack the heart. For
the moment he is quite unable to under
take any work, and it is thought his stay
:tt Kiel may benefit him if he keeps to
the regime laid down. Hut they fear his
ardent temperament *HU not resign
itself to enforced ropose.
There is much anxiety as to the con
dition of the Emperor, and uneasiness is
felt as to what will be tho outcome should
his disease have ■ fatal ending. These
thoughts are remarkable, as the Em
peror does not husband his resources,
and will surely continue a series of fa
tigning journeys and duties as soon as
tho fust sign of improvement begins to
be felt. It is an absolute fact that the
Emperor cried with pain when moved,
ills oar trouble is increasing, and causes
frequent epileptic fits which are ro
eornng at shorter intervals and with
greater Intensity than over before, so
thai the most serious apprehensions are
entertained us to the result throughout
the Gorman Empire.
"If William IJ. were to die," said
H< rr Miguel, German Minister of Fi
nance, "(ie. many would be In a most un
enviable position. The crown would in
vert to a child 7 yean old, and the nation
would have to appoint as Regent
Prince Henry of Prussia, the Emp
eror's brother. His hand could not
for a moment hold the name of the (ler
man lion. To recall Bismarck to Berlin
would be simply madness.
"Bismarck is in truth very old, and
the deprivation of power has broken him
so that there cannot be Imagined a more
painful position than his present one —
npoaking less than ever, flying into a
passion at the merest trilies, and making
hie unbearable to those who surround
"Bismarck is done, and it is not on him
that we must eoanl hereafter in our hours
of trial. The worst of it is that it la al
most impossible to say on whom we can
count in SHOO a ease, and further, it is
precisely this whi« h makes the present
position of tho empire so precarious.''
The above conversation is said to be tho
resume of a conference between yon
Oaprivi and Miguel.
Chancellor yon Caprivi will go to Kiel
to-morrow to confer with the Emperor.
One subject of the conference will be tho
reoenl visit of th" Chicago Commissioners
in Berlin, and Germany's exhibit at the
BALMACEDA'B NEW CRUISSR9.
Several Attempts Made to Blow Up
the New Vessels.
London, Aug. o—Startling information
is in possession of the Chilean Legation
in reference to a conspiracy to destroy
the two Chilean ironclads, the Presidents
Pinto and Errazuriz. At appears that
$15,000 was offered an English maritime
officer in the service of the Chilean Gov
ernment if he -would undertake to blow
up the Errazuriz. He refused the offer
with indignation. While the vessel was j
in the harbor at Lisbon suspicious boats
were seen approaching on several occa
sions at night, but by a careful outlook
the vessel kept them at bay. There were
no doubts of tho purpose to oxplode the j
vessel at Lisbon.
While the Pinto was at Toulou a party
of men attempted to joiu tho crew. They,
looked so unlike sailors that suspicion
was aroused, and the commander eon
eluded to reject them, although in need.
Proof afterward came to his knowledge
that these men had been eugagco 1 to sink
the ship. There is also reason to believe
that her running aground at Toulon was
owing to the enemy. The commander
was so convinced of this that he sont a re
port to that effect to Paris.
The Errazuriz is already safe at sea.
and it is understood that the Pinto wilr
soon be in position to follow, and that
their arrival will put an end to the revo
M u>RII>, Aug. 9. — Impartial says Pres
ident Balmaeeda and the leaders of the
Chilean insurgents have appealed to tho
Spanish Government to act as arbitrator
and end the war.
I.om-on, Au<j. 9.—Tho owners of tho
ships Strathheard, Bierdstowe, and other
British vessels, demand compensation
from the Chilean. Government for harbor
ing refugees during the attack of the
Congressional forces on Pisagua,
Franco and Russln to Consult on tho
Attitude of tho Drletrand.
Paris, Aug.!).—M. Ilibot, French Min
ister of Foreign A flairs, will go to
liOusanno at tho ond of the month on a
vacation, during which ho will inoet tho
Russian Foreign Minister, M. do Ciiers.
The meeting is the subject of much
speculation, apart from tho Franco-
Russian military entente, already par
M. Ribot, according to diplomatic re
ports, will consult with M. (Jiorson tho
menacing attitude of the driebund zoll
verein toward France and Russia.
Yesterday evening's North German
Gazette frankly avows (what the, French
Foreign Office long suspected) that the
ultimate object of Germany is the pro
moting of an European "commercial
league with all States outside of Europe.
A semi-official communication in the
North German Gazette repudiates any
design to isolate Franco or to Interfere
with Russian commerce, but the palpable
result of the zollverein in placing tho
parties to a compact in an advantageous
position for the negotiation of commer
cial treaties with foreign States is dwell
A Disaster to tho Country.
Berlin, Aug. 9.—Prince Bismarck, in
conversation witli Herr Lutz, a member
of the Reichstag, said: "You may tell
everyone that I consider the reducing of
the corn duty a disaster to the country."
The Emperor lias bestowerc the decora
tion of the order of I'our Merite for art
science upon General Duvernoai.s, in suc
cession to the late Count yon Moltke.
This is significant, as (General Duvernoais
is an extromely liberal and outspokeu
i.lalm- and the Presldencj-.
London, Aug. J).—A Philadelphia cor
respondent of the Times positively asserts
that Blame is not seeking tho Presiden
tial nomination. In an editorial the
Times says it thinks this not impossible;
that tho familiur excitement of a cam
paign would prove a moat effectual anti
dote to tho melancholy said to be oppress
ing him, and boliovoa ho Will yet ho
bo found in tho van of the battle, oilhor
in his own or Harrison's name.
Evicted Tenants in Ireland.
Dublin, Aug. 9.—Messrs. Dillon and
O'Brien had a splendid reception at Mal
low to-day. Dillon, in a speech, invited
Parnell to consent to the formation of a
committee consisting of Dillon and
O'Brien and any two gentlemen Parnell
may select, to" allocate a portion of the
Paris fund to the relief and protection of
evicted tenants uutil it is possible to ap
peal to the country for a fresh fund.
Training-Schools for Socialists.
BKRUZr, Aug. 9.—llerr Liebnecht to
day opened six schools fox the training of
Socialistic laborers. The object is to give
sound and practical education. Four
thousand applications wore made for ad
mission, but the schools accommodate
only a thousand. Efforts will be mado
to open other schools.
Germany and the World's Fair.
Bfulin, Aug. 9.—The Chambers of
Commerce of Geissen and Oreise, and a
majority of tho members of the Central
Union German Wool Manufacturers have
decided not to take p:irt in the Colum
bian Fair. The Berlin merchants have
resolved to semi exhibitions to tho fair.
Phylloxera In France.
PaBIS, Aug. 9.—Phylloxera has ap
f>eared in the champagne districts. The
eading growers are alarmed.
The Victim of Ilovrell's Plntol Suo
cnnibs to His Wouuds.
Oakland. Aug. 9.— R. S. Colvin died
Saturday afternoon at &45 o'clock. Dur
ing the morning, alter a decidedly marked
improvement in bis condition lor several
days, he began to mmlrrm, and ho grew so
low that it was evident that his end was
near, and his dying Statement was taken
by the District Attorney and others about
noon-time. As the afternoon drew on the
wounded man sank rapidly until &90
o'clock, when he dropped into uncon
The death pallor on his countenance,
the dying gaspi for breath, the rigidity
of his teeth, all evidenced the fact that
but a lew minutes intervened before the
flickering spark of life would disappear.
He died surrounded by his friends. Half
an hour later the remains wore removed
to \ho Morgue. •
Everything possible was done by Drs.
Harmon and OverencL his attending phy
siciaus, that could he done to prolong tiio
life of the patient, but the bullet wounds
wore fatal, despite their efforts.
An Oakland Citizen Fatally Injured.
Portland, Aug. R.—Rev. Dr. A. L.
Lindsley, Professor in tho Presbyterian
Theological School of Oakland, CaL, was
thrown from a carriage to-day and proba-
My fatally injured. Tho accident liap
pened near Lewis River, in Washington,
about thirty miles from here, where he
was visiting his sou. Ho was on his way
to church, when the horses became
frightt'iipd and ran away, throwing Dr.
Lindsley out of the carriage, lie was
picked up in an unconscious condition.
A steamer was chartered and the doctor
brought here to-night and taken to the
residence of his daughter. Up to a late
hour to-night he had not regained con
Struck by a Tidal Wave.
San Francisco, Aug. 9.—A Chronicle,
Yuina, special says: Peter Burke and
two companions arrived late last night
from the mouth of the Colorado. Their
boat waa struck by a tidal wave and
broken into three pieces. They managed
to swim ashore and secure tho pieces of
the boat, which they repaired and camo
on to this place. The wave came seventy
miles up tho river. Throe men, who lived
near Leordo, Mexico, havo not been
heard from, and havo been given up as
The river at Yuma is falling slowly.
The Salton lake is still rising, however.
Three-fourths of the river is still Bowing
into tho desert.
WHOLE jSTO. 15,540.
KEYSTONE BANK FAILURE.
Drew Makes a Statement m Vindi
cation of Himself.
SOME SERIOUS CHARGES AGAU^T
A Hot Wave Pnssos Over the Kftstoru
•States, thoThennometCfJil Chicago
ireaehlnp; tho KH> Mnrli Two
Deuths From Sunstroke —By tho
Capsizing; of a Yacht In Dorchester
Kay, six or tho Party TVero
PpecI'll to tho Krccrmn-Uxiojc.
Philadelphia, Aug. !>. — Ex r ßank
Examiner Drew to-night forwarded to
Secretary of the Treasury Foster a do
tailed statement of his work in connec
tion with the Keystone National Bank.
The. statement is in vindication of him
self, and deals with the action of Comp
troller of Currency Lacy In asking tor
his resignation, owing to his omission in
the January report of the condition ot'lho
Keystone Hank of the clearing-house
In relation to this omission, Drew, in
his statement, says it was purely an
oversight in transcribing. II- was not
aware of the omission until .Tune 23d,
when he received papers in the case, but
tin- clearing-house Loan certificates were
liabilities of an extraordinary nature,
and known to the Comptroller's ofile
have beev issued to the Keystone Na
tional Bank in November, 1890, and to
have been greatly increased in amount in
December following by reason of a . m
on the bank.
"My January report," Drewsays, "'was
marked 'preliminary,' Intimating that a
more trustworthy report was to follow,
and which did follow, with the omitted
item in full, rt would have been fair to
the Examiner that the consecutive re
ports, whether preliminary or not, par
ticularly concerning a bank known to the
Comptroller to be in an unsatisfactory,
not to say perilous condition, should be
promptly collated in the Comptroller's
office, and all important discrepancies
clearly pointed out at once.' 1
The statement further comments upon
the fact that the omissions were not dis
covered until live months had passed, and
thai the unsatisfactory condition of the
Keystone and Spring Garden banks was
called to the attention of the < Tomptroller
In conclusion. Drew says ho believes
he has demonstrated that the omission in
the report referred to was largely supplied
by the letter transmitting i;. when un
derstood, or could have been logically In
ferred from other Information in" the
Comptroller's office, and was virtually
without practical effect in governing the
department In its action toward tlio bank
Saturday's Snl«;< i»t New York, Chl
cago a3d Minneapolis.
New Yokk, Aug. V.— The Portor Bros.'
Company sold Saturday at auction, for ac
count of California Fruit Union shippers,
three carloads of California fruit. Bart
lotl pears sold for Si 25@1 4f>; Pnrple
Duane plums. 7i)c6?,si -15; Poster peaches,
35@40c; Crawford peaches, 30@95c; Tus
-1:111 dings, 4O@9scj nectarines, 7.">c'"S::;
Kelsey Japan plums, (2 SO; Washington
plums, |2@3 .V>; average. f$ 22.
Chicago, Aug. Bt—The Porter Brou. 1
Company sold Saturday at auction for ac
count of California Fruit Union shippers,
two carloads of Baitlett pears, Prices
ranged from SI 1O('J>1 00. A few, over
ripe, sold for 9uo.
Chicago, Aug. 9.—The Earl Fruit Com
pany sold at auction yesterday California
traits at tho following prices: Egg plums,
85c@$] (•■">; (iross prunes, nj^'k.Sl 20;
linulshaw plums, 85c: (jorinan prunes,
s.">w.<si it); Early Crawford peaches, 70e<g)
?;i 10; Columbia plums, 7dc(atsl 25; Bart
lett pears, si :;.">(. 1 1 00: Pnrple Duano
plums, si i">; Stephens clingstono
M 1 >.n ka rous, Auc. J*. — Tho Porter
Bros.' Company, agents ibr tho California
Fruit Union, sold Saturday one carload of
Bartlett pears, realizing $1 2-3(^l 50.
A SECOND JESSE JAMES.
Bold Hank Robbery und Murder in an
Lima (Ohio), Aug. 9.—One of the b-ld
est bank robberies and murders ever
perpetrated in this section of country
occurred yesterday morning at Colum
bus (Jrove, a town of about 2,(MK) people,
twelve miles north from here. Cashier
Maple had just opened the Exchange
Bank and laid out 18,000 near the Cash
ier's window. About &30 o'clock a man
appeared in the door with a revolver iv
each hand. He Immediately began
shooting. Cashier Maple was struck
twice, onoo in the arm and once in tho
As ho fell to the floor an old farmer,
William Yanderharke, aged (>O, entered
the door, having com' 1 to get the money
for some hogs he had just sold. The rob
ber turned and shot him. A third man
sat hi tho lobby of the bank, paralyzed
with fear. Ho was not molested. Tho
desperado then grabbed f1.500 in green
backs, shoved them into the pockets of
his coat and darted out of the door,
shouting: "I'm a second .fe^se James!"
After this the fellow' went to the rail
road depot, whore two men undertook to
stop him. But he cleared his way \>y
promptly drawing his gun.
Cashier Maple is improving and will
probably recover. Tho injured farmer
died last night.
A Lima special states that the mur
derer has been traced to a thick forest
near Ada, and may be captured iv tho
A UOT WAVE.
Two Deaths From Sunstroke Reported
Chicago, Aug. 9. —To-day has bocn tho
hottest for two years here. The Signal
Service thermometer reached a maxi
mum temperature of 9G\ and various
private thermometers in different parts
of tho city registered over 100°. A num
ber of sunstrokes are reported, two fa
tally, and had it been a working day tho
casualty list would undoubtedly have
been very large. At 4 o'clock this after
noon a violent electrical storm had tho
effect of slightly cooling the temperature.
Reports from Kansas City, Pittsburgh.
St. Louis, Sioux City Falls, Cincinnati
and New York, and various North Da
kota and Minnesota points show the hot
wuv- to have been general.
Six !>oople Drowned While Yachting:.
Boston, Aug. 9.—By the capaizing of a
yacht in Dorchester Bay this afternoon,
J. M. Burke, Thaddeua Manthon, Nellio
Bnrko, aged 11; James Burke, aged S,
and Thomas and Annie Carmody, nephew
und niece of Mr. Burko, aged 11 and 16,
weredrownod. Two men and one child,
who were in tho boat, escaped. All the
parties lived in South Boston.