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VOLUME _LXXXII.--.NO. 10.
A Young Lady Waylaid and As
saulted by a Masked Fiend.
CHOKED AND BEATEN INTO A STATE
An Ineendlnrj- Fire at Qolllster De
stroys Property Valued at Bel ween
Thirty-five nnd Forty Thousand
Dollars—An Acred Man Fatally
B Burned—A Fire at Orovillo—An Ex-
Asststant Postmaster sentenced to
Sneotnl to the Ukcorp-Unton.
MbScbd, Sept. I.—Sunday night Miss
Cora Enbanks, who lives with her parents
in CatheyValley, .Mariposa County, was
returning from a visit to a neighbor on
horseback. While riding through a
thicket a masked man stepped out
with a shotgun and demanded her to
■top and dismount. She presumed his
intention was to steal her horse, and
when the masked fiend approached she
stood ready to deliver the animal. 11 orse
stealing was not his intentions. He seized
hold and threw her to the ground, choked
her and heat her about the head until
submission to his barbarous desires was
sary from physical exhaustion.
What happened afterward Miss Eubanks
has no recollection. When found she
was unconscious. When consciousness
returned she related the circum
s, and described the fiend as being
.: largq, middle-aged man, wearing laded
b. A large number of friends c
in pursuit, of the criminal. Tju-y were
all armed with shotguns and determined
to lynch the wretch if overtaken.
Seventeen Boxes of the Crude Article
Taken by Customs Officers.
San Fbancisco, Sept. I.—The Customs
officers have seized seventeen boxes of
crude opium, each box containing 200
pounds, in a warehouse on Vallejo street.
A chemical analysis will be made tode
termine whether it is dutiable. The
■ pium came to this city by rail from New
'. ork.and had passed the New York Cus
tom-house. M I a:riv>d since
June 10.h. the latest invoice bearing the
; August 12th. If it is pro
contain loss than 9 per cent, morphia tho
mounts to 812 a pound, and its
market price here being only about
$7, tho duty is prohibitory on account of
•• that the duty amounts to more
tl an any one will (jive for the goods. The
. able of the drug seized, reasi ming on the
sition that it is dutiable, is about
v IliMVs DASTABDLY WORK.
Attempt at Wholesale Poisoning In a
-an Francisi L—A CS
1 special »ys: An attempt at
wholesale poisoning was made at a
lure on Sunday. Mrs.
tt, the landlady, made some ice
. Before freezing it she s< t the mix
ture near the pump to cooL Eleven persons
al 1 ofthe ice-cream at dinner, and were
immediately seized with cramps inthe
■n and a burning sensation. Medi
cal aid was summoned, and all arc out of
danger. An investigation showed that a
quantity of croton oil had
poured into the mixture before itwas
It is thought that a man uho
.1 from the house for drunk
r, as he v\ ent an ay
making threats. He left town tbe same
light, and cannot be found.
BLAZE IN HOLLISTEB.
A Barn Containing Fourteen Hundred
'ions of Hay Burned.
Sept L—The most de
structive fire tha b se has e\
occurn 11:30 o'clock la st niu'ht. ,J.
Immense hay barn and oon
tentswere totally destroyed. The barn
ned about fourteen hundred tons ot
by. There were 600 tons in the yard.
• with the exception of about
-live tons, wen- also consumed.
v Jom s were the heaviest losers,
H KJ tons, insur
li. Wagner 100 tons, : J. M.
■ :i-. no insurance. '1 -..
ler was owned by the farm
a ranging from five
to fifty tons, partially insured, i.v
.ment did exa Uent work. Tho
is wifi range somewhi r
- . . Che tire is still 1
is expected to burn for a week. El
v. as undoubtedly the work of an iueen
THE GRAPE CROP.
-. Throughout the State Sfot
sas I ...\"- ■: -' ■• Sept. I. !e ports re
he Viticultural Comn
from \lm si - throughout the
State are not very encouraging. In their
grape crop will hardly
to the average of other
sno and through the s
most of the grapes will be made
nee. In those plac
r : sin 1 be about lo per c< 1
than usual. 1 irops are late in ail sections,
ar.d unless rain tills soon, or tie
continued fogs, wives will bo
nd acid. Tie- itate of affairs
1 .lara \ alii > . i.':-. ci
:. San •'• ' nd Sonom
to a certain degi S ma.
t SED THEIB PISTOLS.
Mine Superintend! ate Engage In a
Strot ; Duel at Sonora.
Son< 1. Last r at at 9
...while Frank McCann, Superin
-.. ol tiie Stan. ■ mine, was sitting
in front of the > . I otelo n\
with J. !■'. Nbunann, be was Interrupted
1% John Sevencaks, Superintendent of
Badger mine, it: an insulting and
c manner. This was 1
McCann. Pistols were drawn and four
tired. Twobullets lodged In Sev
enoaks' body, one entering thi
. bul pas - ■ I around on the rib and
• c back, rhe other I
In the .. The wounds are not
The Dead Identified.
Mi : - It. 1. —J. i .
the man who was found dead Ina San
isco lo iging-i. erday, was
.nt 1 listrict Attorm j of this
county, and a highly respected young
man. His* friends are quite shocked to
hear of his sudden death.
August 01-.ru Again In Trouble.
ICkbcsd, Sept. i. August Olsen, who
was tried and acquitted this year for the
murder at his brother-in-law, John [vett,
Is again before the public. Be and Hen
jlcFaxiand quarreled a few days ago at
!. 1 < -range. Pistols were drawn, but no
-hots fired Saturday they quarreled
again. (risen knocked McFarland .Town.
and the latter stabbed Olsen slightly.
Both men were arrested, and will have
an examination at Snelling to-morrow.
More trouble is feared between friends of
Knocked Out In the Fifth Round.
Ogdkx (Utah), Sept. I.—A tight for the
heavy-weight championship of Utah was
decided to-night in ihe Grand Opera
bouse in the presence of 1,200 spectators.
The contestants were Jim Williams ol
Salt bake, who has held the champion
ship, and George Morrison of Ogden,
well-known in Denver, a purse
offered by the Athletic Club of Ogden,
suppli tnented by side bets, making s
total of $5,000. The battle was short.
Morrison was out-fought from start to
finish, and was knocked out In the fifth
round alter being dreadfully punished.
A Car of Powder Blown Cp.
Winsi.ow (Ariz.), Sept. I.—On train
No. 34, while running at full speed near
Denison Station, at 10 o'clock this even
bag, a ear of powder blew up, instantly
i illing Brakeman E. YV. While and
Stockman August Beckmann, both rid
ing on top of the ear. They were blown
ten r >ds. All but the lower part of the
powder ear and an adjoining car were
blown away. The wires wero blown
Three Untimely Deaths.
Salem (Or.;, Sept. L—Edith Lee and
Mabel Skinner of Independence, Or.,
were drowned this afternoon while bath
ing in the Willamette River. The bodies
were recovered. The girls were aged
about 1 I years.
Tiie three-year-old son of I>. P>. Gess
non of Stayton set fire to his clothing
playing with matches last night,
and was burned to de utt-
Sudden Death .ran Aged Lady.
Lathbop, Sept. I.—An old lady aged
To, named Mrs. Lizette Megerle of Ala
meda, became suddenly ill on the morn
•ckton train and was taken into the
waiting-room here, where she quii fly ex
pi' '• -v- Coroner's Jury pronounced the
of death that of apoplexy. The
■■•■as removed by frit udsto Alameda
Stanford University Appointments.
Ma Mi __!.!>, Sept. L—Bert Fessler,
Chiefof the Division of Fisheries in the
i stau s Census Bureau at Wash
ington, D. C, has been appointed Master
ot the Endna Hall of tbe young men's
dormitory in the Lei and Stanford Jr.
rsity. ('. A. Johnson oi San Fran
cisco has been appointed Chief Engineer,
vice A. 11. Piske, resigned.
Ex-Postal Officer sentenced.
s.\.\ Fbancisco, Sept. I. In the United
Sians District Court yesterday Judge
Ross sentenced 1 in •mas J. Riley, an ex
master at Marysville, who
has been convicted of embezzlement in
istal service, to a term of ono year
and also to pay a tine of §824 t.7, which is
tho amount ol the defalcation.
Palo Alto Race rs ;.; Stockton.
Sio. kton, Sept. I.—Senator Stanford's
trainer, Marvin, arrived here this morn
ing with fifteen horses from Palo Alto, to
make his headquarters here until after
ir. It is said that the fast ones will
Dt over the kite-shaped track for
-. All stock used iii the circuit
will be worked here until the fair closes.
!in;r c:;ic< Held Op, .
:. I.—The out-going stage
ioc (kranty was robbed at about l-.ji
k. to-night three and a half miles
from Redding by a lone highwayman.
Thi re were two lady passengers on
board. No particulars.
An Old Man Burned to Death.
• m.oyim.k, Sept. L— A [house was
burned here last night, and an old man
named A. Johnson was so badly burned
that he will die. It is reported" that the
explosion ofa lamp causi d the tire.
The National Board or Commissioners
to Meet To-Day.
Chicago, Sept. I.— The National Board
nmissioners of the World's Fair,
and also the Lady Managers, will meet
to-morrow. One matter to come before
the commission will be the question ot
how to avoid a deficit of about $25^)00 in
the appropriation for the year. It is
probable this will be accomplished by
cutting down salaries. Presidi nt Palmer
in his $5,000
salar3 . tor-U neral "i lavis \ ol
uutarily submits to acul ofs 1,000. Twelve
thousand more will be saved by dl
ing with the April moi ting.
a lo the Finance Corn
is considering tho proposition ot
G the fair man
agement a loan of taking a
a the rei tipts. in any event,
a- the Government has provided for the
lis and juries to award.
to api ropiiate
enough money for medals and juries—
r Jacox has been advised
by the managers of the Pacific Coast
st 4 amship companies that all lines which
sent will grant half rate- on
and from the exposition. The
ilroad nas ma b the
Results of S esterday's National League
:\nati, Sept. I.—The game wr*
hotly contested, Cincinnati winning by
>r work at the closeof the game.
inati 4, Boston 1. Batteries- Rhines
•md Harrington; Clarkson and Kelly.
.■:, s.pt. I.—Both dubs played
well, the home team having a Blight ad
. Philadelphia -1.
i'.aU •. B . Iwin and Mil
.•■•l.—There was another
rame. Che ■ playing by
a. 1 hicag 1 1. Kevi York i.
nd Schriver: Ewinc
►'Xi w:>. <,■_. I.—Cleveland de-
Brooklyn by betier ail-around
land 7, Brooklyn I. Bat-
Young and Zimuier; Caruthers
A MURDEROUS NEGRESS.
She Beats n Child and Its Invalid
Mother Almost to Death.
Ai!oM.\,sept. i. Last evening Mrs.
Mary Ryan, Who is an invalid, and her
7-year-old daughter were attacked
' y a Degrees, Mary Hewitt, who o< •
in Mrs, Ryan's yard. The 1 -
became - nraged at ti..- child and com
beat her with a broom. The
sick mother got out of bed and attempted
to protect her child, when the cm
■ hatchet and attached Mrs. Ryan
og both arms m several plaoi sand
cutting k. It
is probable thai The
s was arrested and with difficulty
do 11 to fail, a large mob sur
rounded the pri» tier and \
mined to lynch her, but the prompt ar
rival of troops prey. Nt ad this.
. Sept. 1. -The cabinetmakers
of this city, numbering 2,000, struck to
day for eight hours. The employers Bay
this is a dull season and they can wefl
atl'ord to keep tho shops idle for a time.
SACBAMEXTO, WEDNESDAY MOUSING, BEPTEMBEB 2, 1891.
VIOLENT WIND AND RAIN.
Storms Continue to Sweep Over
Great Britain and Ireland.
CROPS BEATEN DOWN AND MANY
An Extensive Landslide in Progress in
tho Valley of the Dravo, Austria-
Masses of Stone and Earth Form a
Ham on tho Drave Hirer Threaten
ing to Cbnngp Its Course—Rumors
of a Revolutionary Movement in
Mexico Said to bo Unfounded.
Special to the Kkcoro-Untos.
London, Sept. L—Violent gales and
rainstorms continue to sweep over Great
Britain raid Ireland. Dispatches from
I'uhlin state the crops throughout the
pro\ Lnce Of Ulster arc in a pitiable condi
tion, and that in many parts of Ulster
and elsewhere they are almost entirely
submerged. In other sections tho crops
arc completely destroy, i.
< hi" llfracoinbe, near Barnstable, Devon
shire, to-day, during one of the many
gales which swept over these islands re
cently, a passenger steamer having 103
passengers on board .had a narrow escape
from destruction. A succession of heavy
seas struck her, sweeping the decks,
smashing in the saloon skylights and
pouring tons ol'water down the compan
So severe a pounding did the steamer
receive by the waves that many passen
gers were severely injured, of which
number six are in a precarious condition.
Iv the Mersey a iishi..c- smack was
foundered and all hands lost.
<>n the south coast of England there
have been several wrecks.
Last night the Uovernmcnt cutter Beat
rice was stranded oil' < iravesend.
REPUBLIC OF MEXICO.
No Foundation for the Report That a
Revolution is Impending.
NEW York, Sept. I.—Thomas Sutherst,
President of the Mexican and Northern
Pacific Railroad Company, has recently
returned lrom a two months' visit to
Mexico. In tho investigation he had
with President Diaz the latter said that
there need be no tear of a revolution. The
people were quiet and awakening to
the benefits they were receiving from
the many industries which had been re
cently established. Diaz added that he
was determined to make the credit of
Mexico firm and established, so that the
securities ofthe country would be worth
as much as any other nation in the mar
kets of the world.
DIAZ ANTAGONIZES NO PARTY.
St. Louis, Sept. I.—The sensational
news from the ( ity of Mexico in relation
to the impending revolution in Mexico is
declared by George P. Miller, formerly
private secretary to Samuel J. Randall,
and who has an extensive acquaintance
with prominent Mexicans and Mexican
affairs, to be ihe veriest bosh. General
( llivares Of the Mexican army was in >t.
bonis June last, and Miller had quite a
1< ngthy conversation with him, in which
the General told him that President Diaz
was noi antagonized by any party, that
bis course has been such as to win him
friends of all political color. General
Olivares is a Catholic, and he has no
hesitancy in saying that the President has
done nothing to arouse the enmity of the
CITY OF PANAMA INCIDENT.
it Causes Much Hard Feeling In
Guatemala and Salvador.
St.Louis (Mo.), Sept. i.-a dispatch
from the < 'ity of Mexico says: Tho press
of Guatemala and San Salvador are very
insulting to the United States in referring
to the ' ity of Panama incident. The for
mer claims that the United States was
weak In ceding to the exactness of Salva
dor, and tiie latter says the United states.
knowing its strength, is arrogant toward
the smaller nation. The telegram dated
the 21st, and published in the United
States, that President Ezeta oi Salvador
had tt !• graphe 1 to Ignacio Mariscal, For
eign Minister of Mexico, is untrue, but a
fact,as suited in the dispatchesfof thi
and had no r »f< rence to the war between ;
Guatemala and Salvador, but to Guate
mala inciting Salvadorans to rebellion. |
which Ezeta requested Rodriguez, his
representative, to request Mariscal to
stop, in the interest of Central American
peace. . la-re is no immediate danger of
war in Central America, and even the
>.;cnragua?i incident is a matter of per
sonal spite of Nicaragua's President.
Efforts to Establish a European Free
Trade Grain Agreement.
Vienna, Sept. L—The election for
President of the International Grain
Congress took place here Saturday. Ilerr
Naschauer of Vienna was chosen Presi- '•■
• but. The opening meeting, which took
p ace yesterday, was largely attended.
vi,r representatives from Germany were
quite numerous. Many of the Govern
ment representatives wero enthusias
tically greeted, and the lull symi
and hearty co-operation of the officers
v. rs marked.
President Naschauer, in his opening
.. dwelt upon the greatly improved
policy followed by the grain indut
and expressed the hope that all the
middle parts of Europe would unite in a .
free trade agreement for all grain pro- I
ducts by this time next year.
In the grain market ready money!
transactions were confined to'the nar
rowest limit, only the very best soils
being ill demand, and of these there is an
absolute dearth. Too high prices were !
asked for medium kind and the lower
oilers were una..tic ■,}.
E XTF.N.M v E LANDSLIDE.
Tho Course ot a River Threatened to
VIENNA, Sept. L— An extensive land
slide is in progress in the valley of the
Drave, which is forming a dam across
the Lienzer gorge, and promises to cause
more damage than at first expected. In
spite ofthe efforts ofthe inhabitants of j
that distri t who have been working day
and night in their efforts to make a pas
r the imprisoned water, the land
slide is forming an immense lake, and
threatens to divert the course of the
Drave. The musses of earth and stone
which have already (alien from the
mountains form a solid body or dam fully
270,000 cable yards in bulk." Tho shitting
Ofthe earth has also brought down about
fouraorea of forest ground, and further
damage is apprehended.
The National and Forctjrii Population j
(Tue.ujo, September Ist.— Hon. j. s.
Thurston of Honolulu, who is in tho j
city, said to a reporter to-night that the I
McKinley bill has had the effect of unit
ing the national and foreign population
oi Hawaii upon tho subject of annex
ation. He lias just received one of the
native newspajwus. which advocates the
formation of a republic or immediate an
nexation to the United States. It is a
(act, remarkable as it s, thai this is ihe
first time in Hawaiian history that the
natives have publicly favored such a
tiling. While it is true they weary of
monarchy,yet nothing but the 'low at
the Hawaiian sugar industry could have
ghtthemto favor annexation. The
hope of the planters there is that the
- dent will next year exercise the
p'w,-,-given him to place a. duty again
upon beet sugar from such countries ss
have not ye; reciprocated with the neces
sary tree entries. This -would relieve the
burdi n, but at any rate the Qawaiians are
preparing to negotiate with us for free
Thurston says now that the sugar in
dustry is no longer a great source of in
come, it is intended to bring the islands
prominently before the world as a land
PLr.ILS OF THE SF.A.
A Steamer CapslXed ami Eight Sailors
Halifax, Sent. L—Eight members of
j the crew of the British steamer Dun
murry of Belfast, from New York for
Antwerp with grain, lost their lives on
Saturday through the capsizing of the
vessel in a hurricane. Captain McMar
ron, commander, and the other nineteen
survivors were landed here to-night by
the < lerman oil tank steamer Hanskurst,
iio.n New York for Rotterdam. The
Dunmurry left New York on YVedncs
day, and at 4:15 o'clock on Saturday
morning ran into a terrific hurricane
from east-southeast Th.- stormicame up
with great tury, and within fifteen min
utes the steamer was thrown upon her
; beam ends, in which position she lay
until noon, and then sank. McMarron
presents a sorry spectacle after his hard
i tight with fate.
( e'.i-iVTOwx (Nicaragua 1, Sept. I.—The
I force of men employed on the Nicaragua
Canal has been somewhat reduced, but
satisfactory progress has been made in
the work ot construction. The pier at
this port has been extended to a length of
130 feet, and the dredging of the channels
continues. Great progress has also been
made in the construction of telegraph and
railroad lines and buildings. The excava
tion has been carried to a depth of seven
teen feet for a half a mile and the right of
way cleared for fully ten miles.
Another Scandal In Ottawa.
New Yobk, Sept, l.—A special from
Montreal to the /W says: Another
scandal is looming up in Ottawa, this
time against Lieutenant-Governor
Schultz of Manitoba, He owns a yacht
which he rented to carry put die supplies
from place to place, and it is asserted that
he charged exorbitantly for the service
rendered and committed many other
irregularities. He denies the charges.
= : :
THE GOVERNMENT'S FINANCES.
AX INCREASE OK OVF.Ii FOUR MILL
ION'S IS TIIE CASH BALANCE.
Tho Interest on Outstanding Four
and-a-llalf Per Cent, itonds
Sppcial to the Recorb-Uniox.
Washington, Sept I.—The following
debt statement was issued to-day: Inter
est bearing debt. 1610,529,420; debt on
which interest ceased since maturity,
$1,611,770; decrease during the month,
$1,550; debt bearing no interest, $391,016,
--551; decrease, $1,089,6G6; aggregate debt,
I $1,003,157,742; decrease, $1,091,216; certifi
; cates and Treasury notes offset by an
equal amount of cash in the Treasury,
$559,078,603; increase, $11,429,900.
Cash in the Treasury, gold coin and
bars, $240,744,487; silver dollars, small
! coin, ban and trade dollar bars, >''"7.51!,
--023; paper money, including certificates,
394,830,305; bonds, interest and coupons
paid awaiting reimbursement, minor
, coin, fractional currency, deposits in
i national bank depositaries, etc.. $23,193,-
Lsl; aggregate, $766,602,347.
The demand liabilities, including
gold, silver, currency. Treasury certifi
cates, disbursing officer's balances, gold
reserve of $100,009,000 and net cash bal
ance of $60,274,394, aggregate $766,602,347.
Increase of cash balance in the Treasury
during month, $4,490,679.
I FOUR-AND-A-HALF I'KU. CENT. BONOS.
Washington, Sept. I.—The amount of
1> per cent, bonds continued at 2 per cent,
to-day was $186,900, making the total to
108,550. There was also about
>.'.' 1,0 10 more in process of continuance.
The interest on outstanding _ per
nts. will cease to-morrow, after which
date the department will redeem all that
are presented for that purposed. A cir
cular, however, will be issued to-morrow
extending for an indefinite period the
privilege of continuing these bonds at 2
percent. It is expected that the rest of
tie out-tan ling continued bonds, esti
mated to aggregate $20,000,000, will he
presented for redemption during the next
two months. The net amount of gold in
the Treasury to-day to meet this. liability
is $132,471,403. Should Ihe entire $20,000,
--000 be paid in gold it would not intrench
).(X>o,ooo of gold reserved for
ihe redemption of legal tender notes.
THE PRICE TOO LOW.
Ciiuses Which Led to tho Outbreak
Ainoiifj tho Chilont Indians.
New York, Sept. I.—The news of an
outbreak among the Chilcat Indians in
Alaska has been received in this city
from Sitka. According to the advices,
the United states gunboat Pinta was
summoned by the citizens of Chilcat and
remained there three days settling the
difficulty. <di the return of the Pinta to
Sitka tho officers were reticent, and it
aas impossible to obtain from them or
through any other source any news ofthe
'rouble, excepting that it was through a
reduction in the wages paid the Indians
engaged in the salmon fishing. As the
Indians had gone to great trouble and
some expense in curing the catch they
felt the owners of the canneries were try
ing to impose on them. They refused to
dispos ■ of their catch at the price offered,
and when the canneries held out and an
nounced that they would close op rather
than pay the price demanded, or any
other price than five cents a fiah, the In
diana became angry and prepared to
break out against the town. It was then
that the Pinta was summoned. It is un
derstood at Sitka the matter would be
settled without bloodshed, but at the
writing advices state tiiat the Pinta was
preparing for a second visit to the place.
Melbourne Brings Rain.
CHBTKMNK (Wyn. , Sept. L—Mel
bourne's rain-making lias been crowned
With success. At 2:30 o'clock this after-
Doon ■ storm suddenly broke forth, con
trary to all expectations, and two hours
later there watt a heavy rain, in accord
ance with Melbourne's predictions. The
rainfall extended over a radius of fifteen
to twenty miles around the city, and the
official measurement was half au inch.
These who were skeptical are now con
vinced that thero is something in Mel
FAMOUS DAVIS WILL CASE.
The Contestants Meet With a
TESTIMONY OP EXPERTS CREATES
Farther Particulars of the Train-U b
bcry at Texas Creek, Col. — One
of tho Participants in Mio Bank
Robbery at Cordor. Mo., ,Tho AVas
Being Taken to Jail by Officers,
Forcibly Seized and Hangod by a
Mob of Enraged Citizens.
Special to the RKoonn-Uxiox.
Butte (Mont), Sept. l.—To-day"s pro
ceedings in the famous Davis case were of
more than ordinary interest. The pro
ponent, John A. Davis, was on the stand,
also A. J. Davis, of the First National
Bank, a nephew of the late A. J. Davis,
who testified that the signature to the
will was genuine. By mutual agreement
of counsel, and the consent ofthe court, a
practical chemical test of the ink in the
Will took place in the presence ofthe
court and jury, only a letter in the body
of the will and one letter in each of the
signatures of the attesting witnesses, to
gether with a portion ofthe scroll line
under the all. god signature, were sub
jected to the test.
The contestants, through their experts,
Harry L. Tolman of Chicago, David X.
Carvalho, Daniel T. Ames of New York,
and Dr. William |E. Hogan of Troy, N.
V., have been testifying, and claiming
that the will was written with nigrosin
ink, which was not known or manufact
ured until many years subsequent to the
tune the instrument was execute d. They
tdso claimed that tbe signature of Scone",
the only living witness to the Will, was
written with iron ink. The tests co-day
were conducted by B. L. Tolman for con
testants, while 11. H. Seges and 0. D.
Uston, late Superintendent of Tests on
tho Union Pacific syst.-m, represented
About an hour was consumed in mak
ing the tests and taking the testimony of
experts as to the result. The test showed
conclusively and to the satisfaction ofthe
contestants, that the evidence given by
Bedges several days since, that not only
the h<,dy of the will,hut all signatures,
were written with logwood ink, which
has been in use for forty years, was
satisfactorily continued to-day by an an
alysis, and the result has caused a nensa
tion. The court will present the case to
I be. jury in a few days, and it is expected
that the result will he known about tho
7th ir.st. .
COLORADO TRAIN ROBBBRY.
Blood Ilotiuds to bo Used tn Running
Down the Criminals.
<' wvon City, Sept. I.—Further partic
ulars have been received of tho train rob
bery near Contopay last night. There
were seven men in the party. The high
waymen compelled the flagmen at Texas
Creek to give up all the torpedoes in his
possession, and also forced him to flag
As soon as it stopped the engineer and
fireman were held up at the point of
rifles. The fireman was relieved of a fine
gold watch, and then forced to pick the
lock and break in the door of the bag
gage car, under lire from the express
messenger. The mail ear doors were all
broken in, but nothing taken from the
Express Messenger Angel made a de
termined resistauceand used his revolver
to good advantage, but whether any one
was killed is n<>t definitely known. The
liyht was a fierce one, though it last, d
only a sew moments. The masked men
then, under threat of killing him, com
pelled the messenger to open the safe,
from which the robbers took $3,000.
Horses were in readiness, and as soon
as the robbery was accomplished, the
desperadoes fled to Wet Mountain Val
ley. They did not disturb the passen
A posse was summoned and left for the
scene al once. Trinidad was wired to for
the hounds that had been Instrumental
in running down several criminals. They
will be hurried to tiie scene on a special
train and put on the trail as soon as pos
sible. With the efforts being made it is
thought the robbers cannot escape.
PINK EBTON DETECTIVES.
Denver, Sept. L—A number of Pink
erton detectives took the special train
early tins morning for the scene of the
robbery on the Rio Grande Bead.
Australian Ballot System.
Boston, Sept. I.—Judge Lathrop of the
Supreme Court sent down a decision in
an important point of law applicable to
the Australian Ballot Act. An effort was
made by citizens of Revere to oust a
member of the Board of Selectmen, the
important point being an allegation that
several persons, who had no right to vote,
voted lor a candidate. The defendant
contended that under the Australian Bal
lot Act it could not be objected after an
election that persons voted illegally,
\\ here it did not appear that the votes of
such persons were challenged in the
manner provided by the Act. Jndgi
Lathrop sustained the defendant's de
Xcw York Politics.
Tnov, Sept. L—A special telegram from
Saratoga says: A conference was held
this afternoon which will have an import
ant bearing upon State politics. Repre
sentative Democrats from New York and
Buffalo were present. The principal
celebrity on hand was Lieutenant-Gov
ernor Jones, wiio at the conclusion ofthe
conference expressed a willingness to ac
cept an indepeudent nomination for Gov
ernor, it is known that part of the plan
of campaign decided upon is a conven
tion at Albany ot the central labor unions
ofthe State, to be held between the dates
set for the holding of the Republican and
Democratic State Conventions. This con
vention will place Jones in nomination.
Arrested on a Charge of Vagrancy.
New Yobk, Sept. L—Sister Beatrice,
the notorious bogus nun, who has been
frequently exposed in the newspapers,
was to-day in the Jefferson Market Police
Court on a charge of vagrancy preferred
by Agent Jerome of the Chanty Organi
zation Society. She was committed for
examination. She is the woman who
siud the late Senator Simon Cameron of
Pennsylvania for 150,000 for breach of
promise x>i marriage. She is said to be
the wife of Thomas Marshall Oliver of
Louisville, Ky., who discarded her.
Detained Jewish Immigrants.
NEW York, Sept. L—Twenty writs of
habeas corpus have been sworn out in
the cases of the Russian Jows detained at
the Barge Office, and made returnable in
the United States Court to-morrow morn
ing. The Superintendent of Immigra- I
tion will have to show cause why these
immigrants are not permitted to land.
The Sub-Treasury Scheme.
St. Louis, Sept. I.—Fx-Prcsident Hall
of the Missouri Farmers' Alliance has
sent a circular to every county alliance
in this State and anti-sub-treasury lead
i ers in other States asking them to call a
! meeting of the amis as soon as possible
i to elect delegates to the national meeting
j of anti-sub-treasury men. to be held in
St. Louis on September 15th, llajl fears
that it" ihe sab-treasury erase, as be terms
it, is not stopped it is bound to destroy
the usefulness ofthe order.
Attempt at Murder and Suicide.
S . Louis, Sept. l.—While Georgo C.
Anderson. Superintendent of the Madi
j son, 11!., car work», was walking along
i ihe approach to the Merchants' bridge
mis morning, on his way to Madison,
Warren Coloott, an OX-employe of the
ear works, shot and painfully wounded
him in tho back. Tne would-be mur
derer then put a bullet Into his own head,
expiring soon afterward. Colbott was dis
charged a short time ago, and that is sup
posed to be the cause of the attempted
Bank Robber Lynched.
Kansas City, Sept 1. —One of the
parties who robbed the bank at Corder
yesterday was captured last night about
twenty miles from Corder, and, -while
being taken to Lexington, a mob of en
raged citizens took the prisonor from the
ers and lynched him. The robber
gave his name as Andrew Murrcll.
•Nt half the Btolen money was found
in his possession. The other robber is
being Closely pursued.
Justin's Dynamite Shell.
Syracuse N. Y. , Sept. I.—Dr. Justin,
the Syracuse inventor, made a successful
test of his dynamite shell at IVrryville
! Falis, Madison County, to-day. The ex
periment consisted in throwing B sixty
pound shell containing forty-one ounces
| of nitro-gelatine from a five-inch Par
i rott rifle. Tho shell was thrown a dis
tance of half a mile against a solid wall of
limestone rock, where it exploded with
A Policeman Killed.
New York, Sept. I.—Policeman Sher
j man was murdered this morning by
Francis Noah, a colored man, whom the
j officer was trying to arrest for disorderly
[ conduct. After killing the policeman the
negro severely cut his own throat. The
negro was arrested and taken io the hos
pital, where he will be kept until Ids
throat heals, when he will have to answer
; to tho charge of murder.
The Back Place Disnster.
New York, Sept. I.—The inquest into
j the cause of the death of those who
I perished in the Bark Place disaster com
j menced to-day. The testimony of wit-
I nesses so far examined confirm the
theory that there was no explosion; that
the building collapsed from the great
weight of presses and other machinery on
the various floors.
Stabbed to Death.
Pittsburg (Pa.), Sept l.—At a picnic
at Boss Grove, near here, this evening,
Austin Reid of Sharpsburg and a man
named o'Malley of Pittsburg quarreled
over a woman. O'Malley stabbed Reid
and .Joseph Farbacher and Prank Baird.
who went to Reid's assistance. Reid is
dead. Farbacher will die and Baird is
Declines the Office.
Austin (Tex.), Sept. I.—Ex-United
States Senator Regan lias been offered the
j vacant place on the Interstate Commerce
I Commission. It is understood here that
Judge Reagan will not accept the oilice.
but will remain in his present position,
, at the head of the Texas Railway Com
"Wostlnjrhonso Air-Brake Company.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 1. -The annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the Wosting
; house Air-Brake Company was held to
day. The gross earnings for the year
were 95,004,179, net (1,695,755, an Increase
lof 9400,000 over the preceding year.
i George Westinghouse was re-elected
Boy Burned to Death.
Johnstown Pa.), Sept. L—A fire dc
■ stroyed the three-story frame residence
of James Patton this afternoon. Mr.
Patton jumped from the third floor to the
street and was injured, it is thought,
fatally. A five-year-old boy, a relative
of Mr. Patton, was burned to death.
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt.
New York, Sept. L—The rumor that
; Theodoro Roosevelt has resigned from
! the civil Service Commission is given no
[ credence by his friends here, but it is
j learned on good authority that he will re
' sign before ISLili, so as to* be free to take
part in the Presidential election.
Met a "Warm Reception.
EvANsVini.E (Ind.), Sept. L- At Ycl
pin, Pike County, to-day, three men,
named Posey, Miller and Fleming, went
I into a restaurant and tried to rob the
proprietor. He resisted, and with a gun
killed Posey and Fleming, nnd badly
Fatal Burse Collision.
Detroit, Sept. l.—The steam-barge
Jenks, laden with stone, was run into
and sunk last night by another barge,
owned by Hawgood & Avery of Port
Huron, Mich. The wife ofthe Captain
of the Jenks, and tho engineer and*fire
man, were killed in the collision.
At tho Target.
Creedmobe (L. I.), Sept. L—The nine
teenth annual meeting ofthe Rille Asso
ciation began to-day. Major Grans, In
spector of Rille Practice of the Second
Battery, who won the Wimbledon cup
twice, was again successful, with a scors
Three Hotel Failures.
New York, Sept. I.—An Atlantic City
special says: The failure is announced of
three of the largest hotels here—tho
United States, Congress Hall and Cam
bridge. Very few particulars can yet be
obtained, but the backward season is sup
posed to be the cause ofthe failures.
Bicycle Record Broken.
Springfield (Mass.), Sept. l.—P. J.
Berlo, of the Manhattan Athletic Club's
bicycle team, broke tho American record
for half a mile on a Pneumatic Safety at
Hampton Park this evening, making tho
distance in 1:18 3-5.
Murdered by Burglars.
San Antonio (Texas), Sept. I.—A. B.
Halton was murdered this morning by
burglars. He saw them hi his room go
ing through his pockets, grappled with
ono of them, and tho other shot him
Rx-Congrossman Scott Improving.
Erie (Ph.), Sept. 1. —Ex-Congressman j
Scott is so much improved this morning
that his physicians think it will be safe j
for him to undertake tho journey to
Newport in a day or two.
Both Were Killed.
Chadron (O.), Sept. I.—Tho express
train wrecked a carriage in which Alan
sin Cox and daughter wero crossing the
track yesterday, and killed the occu
Kentucky's New Governor.
Frankfort, Sept. I.—Governor Brown
was inaugurated at noon to-day with
elaborate and impressive ceremonies.
Fully i:o,000 people were present.
Advance In Lumber Prices.
MiNNK\roi,is, Sept. L—Tho Missis
sippi Valley Lumbermen's Association
organized here to-day. It was agreed to
advance prices _ per thousand at once. I
WHOLE NO. 15,563.
The Dictator Reported to Have
Been Shot by Muleteers.
EE MET HIS PATE WHIM CROSSING
Quiet Prevails nt Santiago nnd Valpa
raiso—The Successful Congrcsslon
alisrs Very Bitter Against Minister
Eagatt—.Admiral Brown Also tomw
In for a Great Amount of i Vi.snro,
While Consul McCleery Has Modo
Special to mr BcoosivUmoir.
Nkv. York, Sept. IY-a. M.--The /.'■•.-
ald this (Wednesday) morning publishes
tho following dispatch:
Vawaraiso, Sept I.—Exciting news
.••'light to-day lrom the south by a
iteamer which camo up from Tal
Two regiments of Government troops
taken to that port recently froni Co
quimbo by the transport imperial re
volted when they heard of the deteatof
the Balmaoedists at We ill last Friday.
They shot to death all their officers and
disbanded. Nearly 4,000 coal miners
joined them and together they practically
took possession ofthe town of Corona, on
the coast, about twenty-five miles south
ot Concepcion. All sorts of excesses
have been committed by them. Booses
and stons have been Backed and burned.
The slightest protest against their ac
tions is met by rifle shots, and women
hav>> been abused.
Some outrages were also committed* at
< Concepcion and Talcabuano, bnl the force
at the disposal of the authorities there
havi been sufficient to save them from
the fate which overtook the »i.*mm» people
of Coronal. As soon :is the news was ro
ceived here this morning the German
warship and the British gunboat Daphne
were ordered to go at once to < 'oronni and
protect the interest of foreign residents.
The i rovernment officials here have also
taken steps to get the mob into submis
There is no disguising the foot that
there is a bitter feeling against Americana
on the part of the successful revolution
ists. This feeling is so strong that unless
n is placated in some way it may seri
ously affect the American commercial
interests in i Idle for some time.
The capture ot the Lata first created
the impression that the United States
I rovernment was actively unfavorable lo
the revolutionary cause. This impre&don
was intensified by the action of Admiral
Brown when he visited Qnlntero Bay on
August _J(ith to witness tiie landing of
General Canto's army, The Admiral de
sired to see the maneuvers, and invited
some other naval officers iv Valparaiso to
come to the flagship Ban francisco and
go to Quintero Kay. Only the Gennnu
officers accepted. The San Francisco did
not anchor at Quintero Bay, but steam d
around until a landing was otfected, and
then headed for Valparaiso. A. boar- was
sent from the transport Coplapo to visit
the American cruiser, but did not suc
ceed in getting aboard.
Upon the arrival of tho Sun i ranclsco
here, Lieutenant Dyer visited the In
tendente Viel to secure permission to
send a cable dispatch to the N'avv :>■ -
partment. This visit has been construed
by the adherents of the Junta as proof
positive that Admiral Brown wasacting
as a Government spy on the movements
of the opposition, and no amount of ex
planation has been sufficient to remove
Then other things have sen
strengthen the feeling against the Unit, d
States. Not the 'east important is tin.
very general belief that .Minister Ugan
has been an active partisan of Balmaeeda,
and used influence in preventing the
state Department from recognizing the
belligerent rights of the insurgents. Act
ing Secretary of state Wharton's action
in ignoring the Congressional envoys
even now, when it is a recognized ta it
that they represent the only government
of the country, has increased the feeling
against citizens ofthe United states.
Admiral Brown's action in refusing to
give up political refugees who have
hi.:id an asylum aboard his ships, has
also added to the general irritation. It 1-.
the general belief that Admiral Brown is
acting under instructions, or by the ad
vice of Egun. The Minister is cx ]
to arrive here to-morrow for the purposo
of consulting the Admiral as to the Una]
disposition of the refugees now on tho
The feeling against. Egan is very
violent, and then* is little question that
his recall will soon be demanded.
Mr. McCreary, United states Consul at
Valparaiso, is in high favor. He rendered
valuable services to persecuted women
and political refugees whose lives were
The records at Santiago confirm the
statement that on August 18th President
Balmaoeda ordered forty-two young men
shot to death. They were charged
having engaged in a plot to blow up the
railroad bridges and thus prevent tr.e
movement of the Government troops.
Many of them were mere boys ot from 16
to 18 years of age. It is charged, and
from records appears to be true, that only
a small portion Of the cruelties perpe
trated by tho late Government have bi en
The Congressionalists are giving trials
to all against whom offenses are charged,
and the executions up to this time havo
been remarkably low.
lI.U.MACEDA REPORTED KII.LKD.
A report reached this city yesterday
from Santiago that Balmaccda, ex-Dic
tator of Chile, had been killed In tho
mountains while trying to effect his es
According to the story Balmaeeda left
Santiago on Saturday night beforo tho
rioting commenced. He took his family
with him, and carried a great deal of per
sonal property, including a considerable
sum of money and some valuable jewels.
When he reached a point a few miles
outside the city he and his family aban
doned the carriages in which they had
been traveling and took a special train,
which was in waiting to convey them to
Los Andes, thirty-two miles northeast of
Ibre Balmaeeda left his family and
with a companion started on Monday
night to make his way across tho mount
ains, his purpose being to reach Buenos
The weather was bitterly cold, and tho
snow on the ground made traveling very
difficult. Balmaeeda rode a mule. On
Tuesday morning the muleteers began
to grumble and wanted to turnback, as
tho weather was becoming so severe and
the snow so deep that they feared they
would lose their lives.
Balmaeeda, knowing that almost cer
tain death awaited him if ho returned, re
fused to turn back, and in a lit of passion
itittck one of the muleteers, who re
taliated by drawing a pistol and shooting
the ex-President dead on tho snot.
His companions then killed Balmaceda's
K>n:panion,and alter rifling their pockets
ma ie good their escape.
Their bodies, according tho story sent
tiers, were found by a party of mouut
lineeers and returned to Los Andres.
No further particulars could be ob