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VOLUME LXXXIII.- XO. 124.
MINERS HOLD THE FORT.
Troops Cannot Get to the Scenes
of the Idaho Mine Troubles.
BRIDGES BURNED TO PREVENT
THEIR COMING.
One Troop Succeeds In Reaehlmr a
Point Within Two Miles of Mullan,
When It Is Ordered Bact—Gov
ernor "Willey Issues a Proclamation
Placing Shosthono County Under
Martial Law.
Special to the Record-Union.
lioisE Cjty (Idaho), July 13.—The ex
citement over the situation in the Coeur
11'Alene continues at a high pitch, and
the news being received tends to increase
it. The (Jovernor to-day declared a state
of martial law in Shoshone County.
The first message received by the Gov
ernor this morning was from General
Roger, in answer to the Governor's re
quest of Tuesday for more troops. In
the message General Roger says he or
dered yesterday the available troops
from Fort Sherman and live companies
of infantry from Vancouver to proceed
at once to the scene of trouble. The
troops left both places early this morn
ing. The force from Vancouver will
reach the scene about as soon as those
could from Walla Walla. They are
mainly cavalry at the latter place and not
t<« well suited for duty, but the infantry
of that post and also of Fort Spokane
bave been ordered to bo ready to move.
1 he command from Missoula is at Mul
lan.
Later In ihe day the Government re
ceived a dispatch from Judge Heyburn,
living: ".No troops have arrived yet.
Carlin did not leave Harrison Landing
until 9 o'clock this morning.1 The strikers
took 132 of our unarmed miners to tho
mouth of Fourth of July Canyon, near
Cataldo, last night, and after robbing
them fired on them. We know of at least
two kilhd. They are preparing to go
through the same performance with LOO
more this afternoon. They just start
them, then shoot them down like dog>."
The delay in getting troops is unac
countable. During the afternoon a mes
waa received from Inspector-Gen
eral Curtis of the State troops, showing
that ho was with Colonel Carlin from
Fort Sherman, at Cataldo. He said they
would need reinforcements beforo mov
ing on the strikers.
Tlm; Governor has given General Cur
tis general orders to protect property,
; vc life, enforce tho law and sup
press violence. The details ol the move
ments of the troops, etc., has been left en
tirely with General Curtis.
During the afternoon the Governor held
■ conversation by wire with Judge J Icy
burn, in Spokane. Tho latter said, in
ace: "The strikers have complete
: ssion of the district No reliable
news is obtainable from Wardner, and
none from any part of the section except
tiiat furnished by the military officers
now in the tioid. The militia and troops
from Fort Sherman are at Cotoldo, Beven
teen miles west of Wardner, with Gen
eral Curtis. They will not move until
reinforcements arrive."
Judge I ley burn gave fuller particulars
of the massacre in Fourth of July Canyon.
He said that this morning twelve bodies
were picked np in tho canyon. They
Were riddled with bullets. A number «*f
non-unionists wore Mounded, but they
w.re carried away by tii ir comrades.
To-day 200 more non-union men were
sent out of Wardner on board carsguarded
by members of the unions, who left the
train when it was a few miles out of
town.
During the afternoon Superintendent
Dickinson of the Northern Pacific sent
the Governor the following message:
T\- om \, Wash., July 13th.
■nor Wittey: Nome parties bave blown
up <>■ r tr.v-ii and bridges, and have oar tele
graph wires in the vicinity ol Wallace aud
Mutlan. Wo again demand protection 100-.ir
ty and employes, and that our means
o! communication ue not Interfered with;
;il-... t.'.t ta. lives or our passeng* rsand em
pi >yet be not jeopardized. Wo snail hold the
couut.y aud State responsible for all damage
ii 'id lay* Can \ <•■.! >.o: arrange for guarus
5-ta.tes trooua to guard our prop
erty and trains? \V. ir. Dickie n
(Superintend) at Northern Pacific Kaliroaa.
The Governor replied that everything
possible was being done to save property
ar.d life.
A dispatch from Wallace says tho col
ored troops reached a point two miles
west of Mullan, when they were ordered
lack to Missoula. Several bridges were
burned west oi" Mullau to prevent the
troops from crossing. All is quiet at
Wallace! and no trouble is probable there
to-day. 'Ihe situation at Wardner is
critical.
SHOT DOWN LUCK D(l(,-..
Spokane (Wash.), July 13.—i:. s. Kin
ney, book-keeper for the Gem mine, near
Wallace, arrived in Spokane to-day, lie
"v\ as present at the oid mission when the
mob charged on the non-union refugees,
and saw the whole affair from the window
o;' the hotel. Kinney had been ordered
out of the country by the strikers, and
"was helping some of his former employes
to roach Spokane. In all there were IVI
men from the different mines. They hail
been entirely disarmed, and were waiting
for the boat, which was late.
Just at dusk last evening a squad of
eight armed men came charging down the
railroad track, yelling and firing rilles.
The refugees scattered in different direc
tions, and ran fur the river, mountains
snd gulches, their pursuers following
them up. shooting and robbing them.
Most of the fugitives were driven down
Fourth of July Canyon, but a number
made for the brush along the river bank !
and swam the river.
When Kinney left it was not known
that two of the non-union men had been
slain—George Robinson, who had been
working in the Frisco mine, and a Swede,
name unknown.
The boat started down the river in the
darIUMBS and was haiied again and again
by the fugitives who had escaped the
jury of the mob and concealed themselves
in the bushes. "In all wo picked up
eight or ten of these miserable wretches "
said Kinney. "Some were swimming in
the water and others had been lying in
the bushes. All were wet, cold and per
ishing from hunger, fright and exposure.
After swimming the river they had
•waited for three hours before the boat
came along. It was the most pitiable
THE RECORD-UNION.
sight I have ever witnessed. One man
was insane from fright. When the boat
would run her nose in toward shore the
victims were so eager to got aboard that
they wonld uct wait for a small boat, but
would wade off and swim to a place of
security."
Some of these men are now here and
others were left in CoDur d'AleneCity.
Four or live of them who can talk Eng
lish report that they were robbed of their
watches and money in sums ranging
from ?io to -540. F. C. Loring, who came
out on the same boat, help to pick up the
refugees and talked with a number of
them. When Henry Madson was picked
up he was crazy from fear. He reports
that he was robbed of $50 and a watch.
He was in the water for three hours.
Frank Laufler reports that he was robbed
- . Hugh Cameron of £52, John Fuller
of 310 and George Lomon off2o. When
these men were running across the
meadow they saw one of their compan
ions, a man named Thompson, fall as if
shot, and that was tho last they saw of
him. Both Messrs. Kenney and Lorring
are of the belief that the mob never will
stop now until they kill every man not a
member of the union they lay eyes on.
They doubt if many oi* those driven into
the wilderness and Fourth of July Can
yon will ever emerge alive.
NON-ONION MEN BADLY TREATED.
Spokane (Wn.j, July 13.—Three com
panies of United States troops, under
command of General Carlin, took the
train early this morning at Harrison, on
Lake Coeur d'Alene, and ran up to
Cataldo, within twenty miles of Wardner.
Pending the arrival of reinforcements, it
was thought best to go into camp there
for the time being. General Carlin de
clared that ho would not take that light
command into tho midst of COO armed
and desperate men, fighting from am
bush. He boarded an engine, however,
and went in advance himself. At Ward
ner he received assurances from the
strikers that they would lay down their
arms and disbanJ if the non-union men
still in the country were driven out.
.Meanwhile, colored troops from Mis
soula were coming in from the east. At
Mullan, twenty miles east of Wardner,
they encountered wrecked bridges that
had been blown up by the strikers. Alter
waiting a few hours, the commanding of
ficer received orders to return to Missoula.
What the purpose of this may bo no one
can tell.
The blackest feature of this direful con
flict was the tragedy enacted at the old
mission and in Fourth of July Canyon.
After driving many fugitive non-union
men into the canyon, the strikers fol
lowed them and shot them down liko
deer. Among those shot down was Fore
man Monaghan, of the Gem mine, who
was coming out with his family. His
family was spared, but Monaghan was
run into tne brush and shot through tho
back. He was picked up this morning
and taken lack to the mines. It is
thought he will die. It is reported that
twelve bodies have already been recov
ered in the Fourth of July Canyon. The
non-union men had been entirely dis
armed and were at the mercy of their
pursuers.
The boat that came down the lake to
day picked up twenty more of the fugi
tives who had taken to the river and
brush. They tell tales of frightful cruelty.
Some of them were beaten with revolvers
and many robbed of all their valuables.
M 1 > BBS WKA X lOXINU.
Boise (Idaho), July 13.—Governor Wil
ley received several dispatches between
!> and 10 o'clock to-night. General Curtis
telegraphed from Cataldo that the miners
wore weakening and arrests would be
made as soon as officers of the Govern
ment were here.
Colonel Carlin telegraphed from Ca
taldo that it was rumored that the rioters
had dispersed and gone home, and that
he would move to Wardner to-morrow
morning.
Deputy Marshal Dryden telegraphed
from Coeur d'Alene City that ho hud just
returned from Wardner, and that the
strikers there had loaded the railway
track and bridges and the concentrator
in Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines with
dynamite, ready to blow up troops on
their arrivals.
General linger telegraphed that 200 ad
ditional troops had been ordered from
Fort Keogh.
The Governor has telegraphed General
Curtis to arrest all persons implicated in
the recent outrages.
l in: i■•:<>( iit.i: over.
Wali.uk (Idaho), July 13.—The Sher
iff has just arrived here from Wardner.
lie accompanied the Bunker Hill and
Sullivan mine force to Cataldo. At that,
point the Sheriff met Jpolonel Carlin and
troops and (General Curtis. The latter
read the proclamation declaring Shoshone
County under martial law.
The Sheritf sent tho following com
munication to-night to Colonel Carlin at
i Cataldo: "The miners have disbanded
; and gone to their respective homes.
j There is no trouble in Wallace or Ward
j ncr. At 7:^o o'clock this evening the
crisis was considered past. The com
munity to-night is as quiet as a church
yard. i>ut the past twenty-four hours have
been the most trying Coeur d f Alene has
ever experienced."
WOODWARD'S BALLOON*.
TUo Aeronaut starts on Ills Journey
to Mew York.
Sax Dikgo, July 13.—R. J. Woodward,
the Ventura farmer, who has for several
week-s been preparing to make a balloon
journey to New York, make an ascent at
I ;:;»i this morning in the presence of sev
; oral hundred people. The balloon shot
! up like a rocket to a great hight and lirst
: struck a current of air that moved it rap
i idly toward the ocean. Woodward threw
j out his edibles, ballast and everything
elso, except the anchor, to make the
balloon go higher. Finally, he struck a
current oi air which bore him rapidly in'
1 laud. At 10:15 he disappeared from viewT
A t lephone message from El Cajon
says Woodward has passed over the val
; ley. and is traveling rapidly southeast.
The signal observer here says he is in a
i current of air having about the velocity
!of twenty-live miles an hour, and h"t»
■ thinks Woodward will never be heard of
az:iin.
Woodward was very pale and nervous
when he went up.
Woodward landed safely twenty-three
miles from San Diego, and will return for
1 a fresh start.
«
Failure to Form a Trust.
Cincinnati, July IS.—An attempt here
i yesterday to form a leaf-tobacco combine,
j with a capital of $2^500,000, proved a fail
! ure. The Btumblinß-bloek was the ad
i justment of values of tae various plants
; concerned.
Vitally "Wounded 111s* Wife and Son.
B.vy City (Mich.;. July V).— Hush Bart
lett to-day fatally "wounded his wife and
5-year-old son, and then shot himself.
lie will recover, but his "wifeand son will
die.
SACRAMENTO, THUKSDAT MOKXIXG, JULY 14, 1892.
TORNADO IN OHIO.
Many Residences in Springfield
Completely- Demolished.
SEVERAL PERSONS BADLY INJURED.
TWO FATALLY.
«
The Congressional Committee Contin
ues the Taking of Testimony in Re
lation to the Itecent Troubles at
Homestead—FrlOk Testifies Con
cerning; tho >-nuap:omoiit of tho
Pinkertons—Sheriff Mcdeary and
President Welhe Also Testify.
Special to the Record-Uxiox.
Spuixgfiki.d (Ohio), July 13. — The
most destructive tornado which ever
visited this section of the country struck
the residence portion tin's morning at il
o'clock and completely demolished
about thirty residences and partially
ruined over 100 more. Two persona were
possibly fatally injured. A conservative
estimate places the loss in property at be
tween $150,000 to $20
The tornado struck the fair grounds
aud hurled itself lalong, taking a house
here and there until it struck the corner
of South Limestone street and Euclid
Avenue and literally demolished the en
tire block, all residences, it then passed
over the city in a northeasterly direction,
hurling down a house here and there.
Scarcely half a dozen houses were left
standing in the demolished block.
Everything there is in hopeless rum.
Lumber, trees and furniture are piled up
for a square in the most awful confusion.
The terrified spectators who witnessed
the approach of the tornado state that it
was preceded for about live minutes with
a veritable cloudburst of water, followed
by most frightful and continuous flashes
of lightning. Two clouds then ap
proached, both fuuned-shaped, one from
the west and one from the southwest, and,
clashing over the fair grounds, began the
work of disaster.
A meeting of citizens was held to de
vise means to aid the homeless people.
Fully thirty families are absolutely
ruined.
John Leach and family of five chil
dren, living in the very center of the de
stroyed district, had a miraculous escape.
They wore at dinner when the cyclone
came. It lifted tho house and cras"hed it
down in a mass of ruins. None of tho
family, wonderful to state, were fatally
injured.
The injured: Jonas Roberts, fatally;
Thomas Thomas, fatally; .Mrs. Fishen
brenner, limbs fractured and frightfully
burned; Cooney Leach, Jacob Leach,
Jacob Xeftz, Mrs. Jacob Leach and two
daughters, frightfully cut about the lace
and shoulders; Jim Ilinkle, W. R. Dea
ton, Mrs. Olengod, Mrs. Hurry Miller.
THE HOMESTEAD TROUBLE.
Continuance of tuo Investigation by
tlio Congressional Committee.
PITTSBUBO, July 13.—The Congres
sional Committee continued the Home
stead investigation this morning with a
further examination of Frick of the Car
negie Company.
He detailed the arrangements with the
Pinkertons to furnish guards for the
Homestead property, and said that the
arms were consigned to the Union Sup
ply Company, which delivered them to
Captain Rodgers of the Pinkertons.
Frick was not sure, but he supposed
that ho had something to do with the
tarnishing of the arms. He could not be
brought to answer more definitely. He
believed that the Pinkertons wore ad
vised that arms would Lie needed, but
arms were not stipulated in the employ
ment of the guards.
Frick said that the wages paid at Home
stead were higher than at any other
place.
Chairman Boatner of the committee de
clared that the scale of wages paid, as"ex
plained by Frick, was the highest ho had
ever heard of.
Captain Rodgen was then called and
told of the trip to Homestead.
lie was accompanied bya JJeputy Sher
iif, who went in his official capacity. He
then detailed the story of the fight at
Homestead, and said that the strikers had
fired first.
Sheriff MeClcary testified that the Car
negie Company had notified him a week
before that if the men went out there
would le trouble; that the company was
arranging to send 30u men to Homestead
and that it wanted them deputized.
Sheriff McCleary detailed at length his
efforts to secure a posse. He was notified
the night the Pinkertons went up, and
be tried to persuade them not to send
them, as he feared trouble. The Sheriff
said he had not authorized Colonel Gray
to deputize the Pinkertons. He didn't go
to Homestead on the day of the trouble,
because it was useless.
Deputy Sheriff Cluzy then took the
stun a and told the story of how the depu
ties had been driven out by the strikers.
President Weihe was the first witness
on the side of labor. He reviewed the
sliding scale and the failure to reach an
agreement with tho company. Redac
tions, he said, were proposed in most de
partments. The men objected because
they did not think the reductions neees-
Bary. The reductions would average 18
per cent., as near as he could estimate.
The labor cost of a ton of steel at Home
stead was 1155. In reply to Judge Taylor
as to why the men thought they had a
right to t;u:e possession of the mill,
"\\ eiho said there may be some who
think so, but they are not so taught in the
association.
Judge Taylor expressed astonishment
and -aid there seemed to be some queer
ideas of the rights of property among the
workingmen.
DECLINE TO HOLD A CONFERENCE.
PrrrsßtTHo, July 13.—Lovejoy, the Sec
retary of the Carnegie Company, says
that the threat of the employes of severai
of the company's mills to'strike unless
the company grants a conference with the
Homestead men will have no effect on
the company, and that the company will
under no circumstances hold a confi r
ence, even if every man in every mill
operated by the company goes out.
AXTI-OPTION BILL.
Plan of Evasion Should It Become a
Law.
New Yoxik, July 13.—Henry Clews
h;:s evolved the following ingenious plan
forgetting around the anti-option meas
ure: "If the anti-option bill becomes a
law, it will prohibit option dealings in
cotton and, wheat. It will not interfere,
however, on the Cotton Exchange, with
dealing in options in the case of print
cloths, the same as raw cotton is now
dealt in, and as each case of print cloth
will represent a baie of cotton, the cotton
can be received on a cash basis at the ma
turity of contracts in payment therefor.
Un the Produce Exchange hay-can be
dealt in in options. Hay represents one '
of our largest crops in this country, and
ten bales of hay can represent ten bushels j
of wheat in value. As the law permits i
wheat being dealt in on a cash basis only, j
wheat can be received in payment to pro
vide for the maturity of the hay contract.
This method will also be in conformity
with the spirit of rccprocity In trade, ■
which is now very much in favor by our
Government."
Workincmon OrjrmiTzlnsr.
Chicago, July 13.—Tho Secretary of j
State has granted a iit.'se to the Carpen- I
tors' Council of this city to form an inde
pendent military organization. Fifteen
hundred workmen of this city have
already joined the organization which, it j
is expected, will reach :->,.">00 inside of a!
week. The avowed object is to enable
labor to light any private armed force
which capital may bring to settle labor
I disputes.
Ijartce Lumber Sale.
Dum-tit, July 13.—The millionaire
firm of Wright, Davis iv. Co. has disposed
of one of tho largest tracts of pine land
ever closed out in the West. The firm
owned 4,000,000 feet of standing timber
on the Swan River, a tributary of Ihe
Mississippi River. This has all been sold
to the Pino Tree Lumber Company, A.
Weyerhauser's concern, for a sum ap
proximating §1,300,000.
Hanged byjc Mob.
Puaneuh (Ky.)i -»"ly 13. — Shortly i
after midnight a mob took J. R. Redlerin |
(while from jail and hanged him for kill
ing 11. B. Dunn, Circuit Court Clerk, who
was shot while trying to eject Redferin I
from one of his houses. Redforin also j
fatally wounded a negro accompanying j
Dunn. . I
Short In His Accounts.
Milwaukee, July 13.—X. August j
Linderfolt, custodian of the Public Li-1
brary here, and President of the National j
Library Association, to-day pleaded
guilty of a shortage of $U,l)00. Judge
Sloane discharged him, saying ho had
already Buffered enough punishment.
Death Rate lv New York.
New York, July For the twenty
four hours ending at noon yesterday
there were reported to tho Register of
Vital Statistics 2fio deaths. This is the
largest number for one day in several
years, and is principally due to tho in
creased mortality in children.
An Ontlnw Killed.
Wi:st£»laix (Mo.), July 13.— W. A.
Twiggs, one of the men concerned in the
killing of Sheriff Byler of Baxter County,
Arlc, was killed by a posso while resist
ing arrest near Bakersneld, Mo., yester
day. Joo Twigga and tsvo others were
captured.
Killed h\~ a Train.
MIDDLHTOWH i.N. V.), July 13.—A
freight train on the Ontario and Western
Road struck a wagon containing ten per
sons, killing four—George Walsh, Miss
Canie McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Frank—and
badly injuring others.
l>eath Over a Watermelon Trade.
Ttleb (Tex.), July 13.— Ben Curtis, a
prominent ranchman, was killed by
Charlie Scott, a negro, in a quarrel over a
watermelon trade.
FRANKIE FOLSOM DISASTER.
NINE PERSONS KXOWN TO HAVE
BEEN DROWNED.
Sixteen Others Yet to be Heard From—
Persons In Small Boats Ko
portod Missinjj.
Special to the Record-Union.
Pjeokia, July 13.—The following: is a
connected story of the disaster here last
ni^ht, an Imperfect account of which
was sent late last night:
The steamer Fraukie Folsoni came up
from Pekiu last evening with an excur
sion party to attend a production of "The
Last Bftys ol Pompeii" at Lakeview
Park. The performance was over at 10
o'clock, and the passengers hurried back
to the boat as a storm was coming up.
There were thirty-two passengers from
Pekin and two got on at Peoria. The
crew numbered five.
When the boat reached the middle of
the stream the storm burst with great
violence. Captain Edward Loesch at
tempted to head the boat for the shoro
and in doing so be turned her full broad
side to the wind and the boat capsized.
Most of those on deck rushed to the up
per side of the vessel ;uui Captain l.oesch
assisted in the distribution of life pre
servers. He broke in the window in the
cabin in which all the women were im
prisoned, having taken refuge there from
the storm, lie drew out three women,
one of whom died very soon afterward.
The crifs of the people on board at
tracted attention from the shore, and as
the storm quickly subsided boats were
put out to rescue the imperiled people on
the boat. The vessel lay 10U yards from
the shore in sixteen feet of water, and
was two-thirds under. The first boat that
arrived was nearly swamped by the half
drowned people who trien to get on board.
The boatmen were compelled to drive the
desperate people back with their oars to
save the little craft.
Four persons were taken on board and
brought to shore. Other boats joined in
the work of rescue, which was rr.pidly
carried forward. As fast as the people
were brought to shore they were placed
in hacks and driven to places of shelter.
Twenty-six were thus saved, but }t was
hours before anything like a con ect state
ment of the number of the dead and miss
ing could bo obtained.
To-day business is almost suspended,
and half the population of Pekin and
Peoria lined the river banks. As far as
known the list of the drowned number
nine, and there are sixteen persons yet to
hear from. In addition there were vino
:e boats out on the river at the
time of the storm, and of these five have
turned up after having had a dreadful
experience in the willows along the
shore.
The following la a list of the dead: Rev.
J. H. McMeeu of Penson, Mrs. Fred
Fisher and her daughter Cora, John 11.
Ahrends, Mary Flats. Mr*. Henry Buis
dieker and Mrs. W. H. Wills, all of Pe
kin. and Lottie shade of Shelbyville, 1.1.
The identification of one body last njgbt
as Maud Ford of Pekin was a mistake,
and identity of the body isstiil unknown.
Kate Bebee of Pekin is missing, and is
supposed to be lost, ks is also John Smith.
The officials are waking for one of the
large river boats to arrive, w hen the Fol-
Sotn will be removed. It :s supposed
that several bodies are under it.
Several persona who were out in small
boats at the time are reported to be miss
ing.
Search for the dead wasprosecuted dur
ing the entire day, but only oue body
was recovered, thai of Miss Lottie Renter,
a<^ed 19, of Pekin. It 13 positively known
that at least two more are under the de
bris. They are Miss Bobee of Duluth,
Minn., and <irant lleppen of Eureka.
An unsuccessful etiort was made to
raise the Folsom this afternoon and re
lease the bodies held underneath.
The inquest commenced to-day, and
three witnesses were examined. There
was nothing at all to show any respons
ibility for the disaster.
Norab Metcalf of Pekin has reported
her brother missing. A large number
who sustained injuries are iv the hos
pitals. Nearly all of the bodies were to
day shipped to their homes.
THREE WERE KILLED.
! How the Fourth Was Celebrated
at Chilcat, Alaska.
I
BATTLE WITH BULLETS BETWEEN
WHITES AND INDIANS.
Citizens of Noarales, Arizona, Greatly
Exolted on Account of Service With
Summons In a Suit Brought By
Claimants Under an Old L.ancl Grant
—A:i Acred Man Suicides at Oakland
By Cutting His Throat Prom Ear to
£««••
Special to the Rkcoud-Union.
Port Towxsknp (Wash.), July 13.—
Xews was received to-day, per steamship
City of Topeka, of a tight between white
men and Indians at Chilcat, Alaska, on
i July sth, resulting in three deaths. A
bitter feeling was engendered recently
when three Indians were discharged
j from the cannery. On Juno 00th thirty
Indians fired from ambush on the fishing
| steamer Lillian. Several loads of buck
j shot penetrated the pilot-house without
, fatal e:lect. July 4th, at an Indian dance,
' a drunken white fisherman kicked and
[ assaulted a squaw. Many Indians were
! intoxicated, and war was declared.
, Joseph -Myers of Astoria, Or., was shot
through the heart. The whites sought
shelter in the cannery. They opened
fire, killing ;wo Indians and wounding
several others. Two white men, names
unknown, were also wounded, one prob
ably fatally. The Indians Bought pro
tection in the woods, and kept up aii in
cessant fire several hours. In the after
noon they recovered frohi the effects of
the whisky, and a truce was temporarily
declared. The superintendent of the
cannery started to Sitka to invoke pro
tection and aid from the Government,
but no Government warship was in port
to lend assistance.
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
New Pullman J)ny Coaches Put Into
Service.
San Feancisco, July 13.—New Pull
man day coaches having the Skarritt
high-backed scats were put into service
to-day by the Southern Pacific Company
on its local passenger trains in this part
of tho State. The cars are just from the
Pullman works of Chicago, and are fin
ished and upholstered in an attractive
style. The Skarritt seats they contain
have very high backs, that permit of a
passenger resting his head as well as his
back against them. Only first-class pas
sengers will have the use of them without
extra charge, and one of the cars that is to
be put on the train between this city and
Oroville will permit passengers to go
through to and from Oroville without
changing cars at Davisville.
The trains that will contain these cars
are as follows: Train 15, leaving Lathrop
at N:10 p. m. for Fresno; train 1(J, leaving
Fresno at 2:30 r. jc for Lathrop: train .';. r>,
leaving this city at 4 p. v. for Lodi; train
itt>, leaving Lodi at 5:40 a. m. for this citj':
train 13, leaving this city at 4:80 p. If. for
Sacramento; train 12, leaving Sacramento
at &.,'A) a. K. for this city; trains li> aud 4i>,
leaving this city at 4:oO p. M. for Oroville,
and trains :>n and 12, leaving Oroville at
4:l'h a. M. for this city.
The Del Monte limited between this
city and Monterey will use six of tho
cars on Saturdays, and on other days
when travel warrants it, otherwise only
i four will l*o used, which, together with
! tho new parlor car chair car, containing
revolving seats and sofa and curtains,
that can inclose the sofa and one or more
of the seats near it when in use by inva
lids, will make tho Del Monto train one
of the finest trains in tho West, in Mr.
Goodman's opinion.
DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE.
Max Popper Elected < halrmnn and 11.
P. Troy, Secretary.
San Francisco, July 13.—A meetingof
j the Democratic State Central Committee
I was held at 207 Sutter street, the head
quarters of the Iroquois, this afternoon,
for the purposo of electing a Chairman
and Secretary for tho ensuing campaign.
A large number of Democrats not con
nected with the committee were present.
j Among these was a Committee from Sac
ramento consisting of 11. M. darken,
John Hantzman, H. M. Laßue, O. S.
Flint, M. F. Johnson, J. C. Kelly, E.
Franks and J. Routier. They were pres
| ent to ask for recognition on behalf of a
| convention organized in Sacramento to
oppose the party machine. They were
appointed by the convention to attend the
State Central Committee's meeting and
lay the condition of affairs in Sacramento
be .'ore it.
The committee was called to order
shortly after 2 o'clock bj- Russell J. Wil
son. The room was then packed with
Democrats and tobacco smoke. Secretary
Spotts of tho retiring committee called
the roll of the new committee. Of the
115 members 108 were represented, either
personally or by proxy.
Mr. Wilson then called for nominations
for Chairman, and Baivar of Solano pro
j posed Max Popper of San Francisco, ex-
Chairman of the Democratic County
Committee.
There being no other nominations, on
motion of Cox of Sacramento, Popper
was chosen by acclamation. On the ap
pearance of Popper ho was greeted with
a round of war whoops and cheers.
Mr. Popper made a brief speech, after
which Garret MoHnerney offered a reso
| lution conferring the thanks of the com
mittee upon the retiring Chairman, Rus
| sell J. Wilson. It was unanimously
I adopted.
Rogers of Alameda then nominated for
| Secretary R. P. Troy of Mariu. He was
chosen by acclamation.
O. M. Wei born of Gilrov, James G.
Murphy of Del Norte au<s Martin C.
Marsh of Los Angeles, were elected First,
Second and Third Vice-Chairmen in the
order named.
Harry Baldwin of this city was unani
; mously elected Treasurer.
The Chair was empowered to appoint
an Executive Committee of thirty-nine
I officers to be ex-om'eio members.
The committee went into executive
: session to discuss the local difficulty in
i Sacramento. As the < Contesting Commit
tee was not prepared to say whether or
i not the County Central Committee they
represent would abide by the decision of
the State body, they were given until the
i;sth inst. to find out.
SUICIDE AT OAKLAND.
An Aged Man Cuts Ills Throat From
Ear to Ear.
Oakland, July 13.—1n a fit of tempo
rary insanity this morning George Ham
mond, an old man So years of age, sui
cided by slashing his throat from ear to
! ear. The deed was done at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. J. T. Moore, just
beyond the Ainsworth place, in Clare
i mont.
About two months ago Hammond and
his wife, who is 80 years of age, came
down from Feialuma to live with their
daughter. Soon after Mrs. Hammond
was taken to her bed. She had a compli
cation of ailments, which, with her old
age, has brought her to the point of death.
Hammond lias been denied admission to
his wife's room for several days, and her
condition has made him despondent.
'I his morning ho was sitting in the
yard, where he spends most of his time,
when he suddenly commenced to rave.
li<* dashed into the house like a madman,
and before anybody could divine his in
tention he seized a rasor and with one
mighty effort he severed his jugular vein.
Thou he tried to pain admission to his
wife's sick chamber, with the blood pour
ing down his shirt front, and it required
a great deal of strength to overpower him
until he sank exhausted and expired iv
the doorway.
MINING CONGRESS.
Frank 6. Newlanda of Nevada Selected
Permanent Chairman.
llklkna (Mont.), July 13.—At the sec
ond day's session of Ye National Mining
Congress a permanent organization was
etfectofl by tho election of Frank <;.
Rowlands of Nevada as President. Ou
taking his seat Newlands made a strong
silver speech, urging the mining States
to put the interests of silver before party
interests, formulating a plan of how
party organisation could be preserved in
each mining Stato and the people still be
able to use their power to advance tho
free coinage of silver. This could be
done by an agreement that the electoral
votes of the mining States should be cast
I for no person as President who would
I not agree to permit any silver Act passed
I by Congress to become a law.
Newland's view was that all three
of tho national parties in the min
ing States should instruct their electors to
act independently in the electoral col
lege in the interest of the silver cause
rather than in the interest of any candi
date; tint in this way whatever party
won in these States their entire vote
could be aggregated in the electoral col
lege and would probably hold the bai
ance oi power, which was as strong a po
sition as that of the actual majority;
that if meanwhile the silver question was
settled by an international agreement,
said electors could cast their votes
according to their party predelictions,
but if not, could exact as a condition of
their vote Bupport from any candidate
requiring their vote, understanding thai
the future action of both houses of Con
gress on the silver question should stand
without executive Interference or veto.
The Committee <>v Resolutions sub
mitted two reports. Tho majority report
favored unlimited free coinage, and urged
tho passage of the Senate silver bill in
the ilouse. Tho minority report favored
bimetallic coinage.
Pending discussion, a dispatch was re
ceived announcing tho defeat of the sil
ver bill in the House. Action on resolu
tions was thereupon deferred until to
morrow.
EXCITEMENT AT XOGAT,ES.
Suit Brousrht Against a Lai'are Number
of Settlers.
Tucson (Ariz.), July 13.—Advices from
Xogales say great excitement prevails
on account of all the settlers in the town
being served with summons to quiet title
in a suit brought by claimants of the
Nogales Mexican land grant. The peo
ple held a mass-meeting last night, and
Cameron of the grant claimants was
burned in eiligy.
Service was also mada on settlers on
the San Rafael and Calibasas land grants.
In all there were 250 services. There arc
about seventy-live settlers on each grant.
It is said tho suit is brought at this
time to save limitations oi law. Ven
geance is threatened against the land
grant claimants.
Smallpox at Victoria.
Victoria (B. C), July 13.—The steamer
City of Nanaimo, from Victoria, was
quarantined by Nanaimo authorities on
account of the prevalence of smallpox at
Victoria. Ninety-live passengers from
Nanaimo were ou the steamer when
quarantined. Premier Davie has advised
the Nanaimo authorities that their action
is illegal.
A mandamus was granted by Chief
Justice Burgie to-day, commanding the
Vancouver authorities not to prevent the
landing of passengers from Victoria, the
quarantine law affecting domestic ports
having been complied with. Should op
position to the landing of passengers con
tinue at Vancouver, measures to sup
press mob law will be taken. The disease
here is well in hand, and the scare is vir
tually over.
The Prisoner Freed.
Carson (Nov.), July 13.— Johnson
Sides, tho Indian interpreter of the Piute
tribe of Indians, so frequently connected
with tho Messiah craze, appeared before
tho Board of Pardons to-day, now in ses
sion, to plead the case of a young Indian
who killed a witch doctor in Klko County
some years ago. Ho made a long state
ment of the case in good English, and
when almost through was asked by one
oi" the board why the killing took place
with such little coremonv. He drew him
self up and deliberately replied, "For
the same reason that your people used to
kill the witches." This sharp pieco of
repartee took immediate effect, and in a
ahort time the prisoner was free.
Steum«r Wllmfuifton Libeled.
Portland (Or.), July 13.—The United
States District Attorney to-day filed a
libel against the steamship Wilmington,
which was seized at Astoria last Sunday
for having on board Wo nve-tael cans of
opium. Warrants have been issued for
tne arrest of tho vessel's Captain, mate
and several subordinates. The amount
of the libel is &!,S!M, equal to the value oi
the opium. This afternoon the owners
gave a *10,0tX) bond for tho release oi the
vessel. When sho arrives hero to-night
she will be released.
An Old Soldier Seriously Injured.
Bakersfield, July 13. — Milton
Crocker, a farmer and an old resident
of this county, was thrown from a sulky
last night, receiving severe injuries in the
spine and head, which caused paralysis,
and the doctors say he cannot live." lie
is an old soldier, and came in to take the
train last night to attend a medical ex
amination at Fresno, with a view to get
ting a pension.
Schooner Eliza Edwards.
San Dieoo, July 13.—The PZliza YA
wards, the British steam schooner which
was suspected of smuggling, although
clearing Monday for Panama, was dis
covered to-day anchored in the stream
along shore below this city. Her move
ments, as well as the conflicting stories
regarding her destination, have been
very .suspicious, and the customs officers
are still watching her closely.
r.asuball Games.
Sax Francisco, July 13.— 1n the game
at Piedmont this afternoon Los Angeles
won from Oakland by 7to 3. Each team
made an equal number of base hits, but
these of the southerners came more op
portune.
AT SAN JOSK.
Sax Jose, July n. — San Fran
made six costly errors, and San Jose won
by a score of v to _'.
Verdict ot Manslaughter.
Auburn, July 13.—The case of The
People vs. J. W. Stevens, charged with
the murder of J. A. Cederberg, May 9th,
was given to the jury last evening, and
they returned a verdict of manslaughter.
It is said to bo a fair indication of
Shakespeare's popularity ln Germany
that 1.7(W copies of a cheap edition of his
■works were sold in that country last
year.
WHOLE XO. 15,833,
LIBERALS GAINING.
[ Latest Returns Very Favorable to
GLADSTONE ELECTED BY A MUCH
DIMINISHED MAJORITY.
Ouo Hundred nutl Twenty-six Bodies
b<> Far Recovered From tho Kulns
nt St. Gorvais, Franco, Caused by
tUo Glacier Slide—Tho Cholera
Scourge Reported to Iluvo Reached
Crimean Ports—An Argentine War
ship Lost at Sea.
Special to the Rkcohd-Uwiqw.
London-, July 13.—Considerable de
pression is caused i:i the Liberal camp
by the announcement this morning of
the result of yesterday's election in Mid
lothian, Gladstone's constituency. Ie
was known that Colonel Wancbope,
Gladstone's opponent, had been wo
hard to reduce Gladstone's majority, a^id
every means were adopted by the parties
to get the voters t.. the polls. Old men
and invalids were taken in vehicles to
the polling-places. As tho day wore on
it was seen that Gladstone was losing
ground. This lod to redoubled eilbrts on
the part of the Liberal Committee, and
resulted in a heavier vote than evor be
fore known in the district, and shows a
great change in the political sentiment in
Mi(£pthiatt. Hitherto the district has
been looked upon as belonging to Glad
stone. Gladstone's actual majority this
year i is is a pitiable majority
:k d with the previous elections, in
Gladstone re eived a majority of
4,031, and at the last general election in
1886 the district was regarded as such a
Liberal stronghold that the Unionists
did not run a candidate. The Conserva
tives and Liberal Unionists are in high
gleeo\ >rthe result. They hold tho an
nouncement to-day shows that Gladstone
has signally failed in winning supporters
to his home-rule sch
At midnight the returns so iUr received
show that ;.. atives hive '23Z
members, Liberal-Unionists 35, Liberals
208, Laborites 3, Anti-Paruellitea 42, and
Parnellites 7.
The chagrin of tho Liberals over
th ■ small majority obtained by
Gladstone is mitigated by the unex
pected Beries of successes they have
achieved in the counties. Not since tho
beginning of the elections has the an
nouncement of a day recorded so many
Liberal gains as to-day. Gladstone is
not disheartened by the result of the poll
ing in .Midlothian. Certain Liberal- ad
mit that another general election is nigh,
and regard it as inevitable during 1892,
while some forecast a dissolution on
home rule as taking place in the .spring.
ST. GEKVAIS DISASTER.
The Work of Searching for the Dead
Continues.
Paris, July 13.—The work of searching
for tho bodies of those who lost their lives
in the disaster at St. tfervais-les-Baina
yesterday was continued to-day. The
bodies of thoso already recovered were
torn and mangled most horribly. In
many cases heads were torn from bodies,
and others the arms and legs were cut off
by tho huge masses of ice that passed
over them. Some were crushed out of all
semblance of humanity. When tho gla
cier slid down into the lion haul, on
which the mountain stream of St.tior
vais-lcs-ljainy is situated, the current was
dammed and the water rose rapidly be
hind a huge wall of ice. Finally tho
pressure became so great the dam was
broken, and a roaring, grinding, crush
ing, immense volume of water and tre
mendous masses of ice started down tho
ravine. Maio* victims were overtaken in
their sloop and instantly swept into the
torrent and drowned and the bodies af
terward mutilated by the floating debris
or crushed. Of the fifty-seven employes
in the baths only nine were saved alive,
and seven of these were severely injured.
At the hamlet of Bionassy, which was
swept out of existence, thirty-five per
sons were killed.
The latest dispatch from St. Gervaise
says 12o" bodies have been recovered.
.
CIIOLEK.y SCO I'RUE.
England Issuos Restrictions Against
Importation of Rags*
London. July 18.—The Government
has issued restrictions on the importa
tion of rags from France, owing to the
prevalence of cholera in that country.
ai.kxandiua, July 13.—Tho cholera
has appeared at Acre.
Odessa, July 13. — There are ugly
rumors of cholera at Kertchand and other
Crimean ports.
London, July 13.—Excellent accounts
are received of tho health of the pilgrims
about to rot urn from Mecca.
Pauls, July 13. — Five deaths, attrib
uted to cholera, have occurred at Aubur
viliiers to-day.
Argentine Warship Foundered.
Buenos Atres, July 13.—The Argen
tine torpedo catcher Rosalia foundered in
a storm off the coast of Uruguay. The
officers wore saved. The crew, number
ing severity, are missing. The Argentine
ironclad Almirante Brown and the
cruiser Vlinticinio, which are en route to
Spain, are missing, and it is believed
they foundered in the same storm. A
| popular subscription has been opened for
! the purchase of a warship similar to the
Itosalis.
Acquitted of tho Charge.
Paris, July 13.—Madame Paul Rey
mond has been acquitted of the killing of
Madame Deiaporte-Lassimonne, her hus
band's paramour and her own former
iriend, last May. Tho killing was one of
the sensations in the French capital.
French Minister of Marine.
Parts, July 13.— The appointment of
Burdeau as Minister of Marine in place
of Cavaignac is announced.
TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION.
Tlie Advisory Board Holds a Short Ses
sion ln Sew York.
NjEW YORK, July 12.—The members of
the Advisory Board of the Westers
Traffic Association assembled far a regu
lar quarterly meeting at tho Windsor
Hotel this morning. The; entire "Gould
faction" was absent. The board ad
jourued alter a session of not over an
hour. The statement was ri><°.de that an
adjonrnment was taken without any busi
i ness transacted, because of the ancondi
tional representation of the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy, which piovented
the transaction of bosioi -•
Tho Burlington Company sent to the
meeting a resolution of its Board ofDj
i rectors demanding: that the agreement bo
' so changed as to provide that dejcistans of
! the commission should not be biudingjoh
j any member unless approved by v fonr
fifths vote of tho Advisory Board.
It was ordered that the next regular
I meeting of the board be-held^n-October
I iv New York.

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