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VOLUME LXXXYIII.-KO. 43.
Hold Dp the Over
Within Six Miles of This
City Last Light.
Several Shots Fired at Express
The Robbers Escape Toward This
City on the Locomotive,
And Then Send It Back to Crash Into the
Train—No Clew as to Who
the LVibers Are.
One of the boldest and best-planned
train robberies that has occurred any
where of late was committed within six
miles of this city last night.
The overland express is due here from
Ban Francisco at '.':4<> o'clock. The rail
road office was apprised of the train leav
ing Davisville, thirteen miles distant, at
ihlo o'clock, but as it had not reached the
city a long while alter it was due, a
switch engine was sent out to ascertain
what was the trouble.
It was found that the train had been
held up six miles out on tho Yolo plains,
and it did not reach the city until after
The train was in charge of Conductor
Dick Moore. The engineer was William
Scott and the fireman was E. S. Lincoln.
A Bjboobd-Uxioh reporter saw Engi
neer Scott soon after the train arrived,
and from him learned the following par
ticulars of the hold-up:
"We were about three minutes late in
leaving Davisville," said Scott, "and had
reached a point opposite what is known
as the Sheep Camp, on the Carey ranch,
some six miles from the city, when two
torpedoos were exploded on the track.
Of course we stopped, and had no sooner
done so than two men wearing masks
over their faces climbed upon tho engine
and covering myself and the fireman
with pistols compelled us to get down.
"They prodded us sharply with their
•weapons and made us inarch before them
to the express car. Then I was told to
tell the express messenger, J. F. Paige,
to open the door.
"I did so, and he refused. At the same
time ho looked out through the trlass in
tho upper portion of the door to see what
was up, and as he did so both the robbers
turned loose their pistols at him.
"Paige jumped back, seized his rifle
and shot down through the wooden por
tion of the door, tearing a big hole in it.
Tho bullet came verj* near hitting me.
"The robbers threatened to kill Lincoln
and me If the messenger did not open the
door, so we had no alternative but to beg
him to do so.
"When the door was opened the rob
liors compelled Paige, Lincoln and my
self to sit in the doorway while they ran
sacked the express matter. They carried
away several packages in bags.
"Then they mounted the engine, cut it
loose from the train and went off toward
the city. They must have gone several
miles, as it was somo time before we
hoard the engine coming back up the
"The robbers, it appears, had left the
engine, broken in the headlight and ex
tinguished the light, then reversed it and
sent It back by itself. The steam was
nearly gone when it reached us, but it
had a headway of seven or eight miles an
Lour, and clashed into the mail car,
•mashing the forward end and wedging
the tender so tight that it pulled the
train into town when we started up.
"The robbers must have purposely let
out much of the steam so as to prevent
us from following them up, in case the
collision did not wreck the engine."
Engineer Scott said that, aside from
their threats, the robbers did not abuse
him or the fireman, nor were any of the
PREPARED FOR BfSIXESS.
"Talk about coolness and nerve," said
Scott, "why, those fellows had more of
these qualities than any men I ever saw.
They went about the ousiness as if it was
an everyday matter with them.
"They both carried rilles, and each one
Lad a big six-shooter. The pistols ap
peared to be new ones, and tho cartridge
belts they wore also seemed to be new,
and were well filled with cartridges."
When the engine returned, the mask
worn by one of the robbers was found on
the step. It was a piece of the leg of a
pair of woolen drawers, with holes cut in
it for the eyes.
Engineer Scott said one of the men was
upward of six feet tall, and the other
about five feet ten inches. The former
had long and slender white hands, as if
not accustomed to hard or rough labor.
THE MESSENGER'S STOUT.
He Tells How He Mas Forced to Open
J. F. Paige, the expr?s9 messenger,
•when summoned to oyen the door by the
engineer aud fireman immediately sus
pected something wrong.
Instead of opening the door, therefore,
I he looked out of the window at the top of
it. and seeing one of the robbers stand
ing close to the car just in the rear of the
door, blazed away through the door, hop
ing to get his man, and immediately shot
The robber, however, stood so close to
the side of the car that the thick boards
of the door prevented the shots from
bitting him. A shot was returned by one
of the robbers, which barely missed the
I head of Paige, breaking tho sash and glass
of the window in the upper part of the
door, and cutting his face with tho Hying
The plucky messenger still declined to
open the door, although informed that
they had dynamite and would blow up
When informed by the engineer and
fireman, however, that the robbers would
kill them if he did not open the door he
yielded, in order to save their lives.
Tho robbers then entered tho car and
secured all the money in his charge—
j four bags of gold.
A young man named Trapp, who saw
from the outside what occurred, corrob
orated the story of Paigo.
Two clerks in the mail car saw the rob
bers pass down and back, and say they
were tall men, one of them being fully six
Detectives Already on a Iluut for the
Within a few minutes after tho news
of the hold-up was received Superinten
dent Wright was at his oflico giving iu
structions to the officers who wero to start
out after the robbers. All tho dotectives
and special ollicors in the company's em
ploy were promptly summoned, and
after obtaiuing such clews as were possi
bles, set out to hunt for the highwaymen.
Among those on tho train at the time
of the robbery was H. J. Small, Superin
tendent of Motive Power aud Machinery
for the railroad company, but like tho
other passengers, he didn't know what
was going on until the robbers had
nearly completed their work.
John Mackey, Superintendent of tho
Rancho del Paso, was also on the train.
A tramp who was riding on the tender
came noar beinjj killed by one of the
robbers, who had his rifle pointed at him
and was about to shoot, when the tramp
begged for his life. They spared him,
but made him leave the locomotive.
The supposition is that the robbers
were picked up by confederates and
driven from the spot whero thoy left the
Superintendent Tracy of Wells. Fargo
cfc Co. was seen last night, but he said he
could not state how much money was
It was through express, going from
San Francisco to the East, and as he had
only just arrived at the office he had not
himself learned all the facts.
rlho supposition is, however, that the
robbers made a pretty good haul.
The lllgh Court Concludes tho Busi
ness of tho session.
The High Court of the Independent
Order of Foresters concluded its session
in this city yesterday. Tho first busi
ness of the day was the election of tho
Board of Officers.
Dr. Charles Mealand of Court Sutter,
No. i' 74, of Sacramento, wss elected High
W. s. Perry, of Court Golden Eagle, of
San Francisco, was elected High Coun
The ceremony of conferring on Gov
ernor Markham the honorary degree was
a very interesting feature of tho session.
The Governor made a very happy little
speech at its conclusion, for which he was
The following were elected Supreme
Representatives for the State of California
to the Supreme Court, which will meet in
London. Eng., in 1M»5: H. F. Barbier of
San Francisco, G. A. McElfresh of Los
Angeles, Rev. E. T. Xesbitt of Colusa, D.
E. Henderson of Pomona and Rev. B. \V.
EL Taylor of Los Angeles.
Riverside was selected as the next place
The High Chief Ranger appointed the
following otlicers: Chap., VV. D. Tay
lor; H. J. 8., S. A. Bayley; H. S. W., A.
P. Mordant; H. J. W., W. Kail; H. S. 8.,
M. A. Deckman; H. J. B. t li. R. Ex
strom; H. M., Levi Garrett; 11. C, S. F.
Bennett: H. M., H. S. Eborlo.
The High Court adjourned at 2:30 p. m.
High Chief Ranger G. A. McElfresh
was taken seriously ill during tho after
noon session and was removed to his
hotel. Ilis condition was somewhat im
proved last eveuing.
THE EASTERN STAR
Meeting of tho Grand Chapter In This
Tlie Grand Chapter of the Order of the
Eastern .Star, which is composed of the
wives, daughters, mothers, sisters and
widows of Free and Accepted Masons,
will convene in this city on Tuesday next
and be in session for four days. There
will be a very large attendance of dele
gates from all parts of the State, the or
der being in a very prosperous condition.
Tho first session will commence at 1 p.
m. on Tuesday and will be devoted to the
usual preliminary proceedings in such
On Tuesday evening Naomi Chapter,
No. 36, O. E. S., of this city will exem
plify the work before the Grand Chapter
and also give an entertainment and ban
On Wednesday evening the Grand
Chapter will exemplify the work and
Naomi Chapter will give another enter
Thursday evening the work will be
exemplified by Columbus Chapter, No.
117, <>. E. S., o*f this city, followed by an
entertainment and banquet in honor of
the Grand Chapter.
On Friday eveuing Naomi Chapter will
entertain the Graud Chapter and the Ma
sons of this city generally. There will
bo a ball and banquet. Altogether it is
evident that the visitors are to bo received
and entertained in a most hospitable
ROBBED BY FOOTPADS.
John Schilling Una s,->o Takcu Away
Last night about 11 o'clock a man
named John Schilling was assaulted by
two men on I street, between Front and
Second, only a short distance from the
police station, and robbed of £50.
The robbers struck Schilling a power
ful blow on the lace witu a heavy instru
ment, which nearly rendered Dim sense
less. He managed to get to the City
Prison, where he told the story of the rob
The police immediately started out to
find the men. but on account of Shilling
not being able to give an accurate de
scription of them they couid not be
Trustee Whittier School.
Governor Markhatn has accepted the
resignation ot \V. G. Cochrane as Trus
tee of the Whittier School, and has ap
pointed W. C. Patterson Trustee, vice
SACRAMENTO. FRIDAY MORXIXG, OCTOBER 12, 1594.-SIX PAGES.
UNITED STATES ARMY.
Report of General SchoSeld to the
STRENGTHENING OP THE MILITARY
Not Only iv Order that the Govern
ment Muy bo Able to Arrest Possi
ble Dancer Without, but to Cope
With Internal Disorders, Such ns
Sprung I'p'Jlirotighout the Country
During the J.nte Railroad Strike.
Spppl.i! to the Kf.Ov:i>-Ijn: >v.
WASnrNOTON, «>ct. 11.—Major-Ueneral
Schofield has made to the Secretary of
War his report on the operations of the
army dariug the past year. (Jeneral
Sohofield, who has boen at tlio head of the
army since the deatn of General Sheridan,
announces his retirement next year. The
report is principally devoted to a discus*
oUSBion of the necessity of strengthening
the military arm of the Government to
cope with internal disorders as well as
possible dancers from without, particu
lar reference being male to the Debs
"During the past year," the report
says, "the army has beou employed in
the suppression of domestic violence,
which took the form in many instances
of iorcibio resistance to the laws of the
United States, sei/.uro or destruction of
property under the fare of United States
ollieers and open defiance of National
authority. These disorders, at tirst local
in their character, spread at length to
about one-half in number and two-thirds
in area of all the States and Territories,
excluding Alaska. So widespread an.l
formidable an insurrection called for vig
orous action dictated by the President.
"Iv the city ot Chicago resistance to
law assumed such formidable propor
tions that it was necessary to concentrate
at that place nearly all tiie army forces
that could be made available lrom all
parts of the country, while on the Pacific
Coast the Navy l'epartmeut placed at the
disposal of the department commander
the naval and marino forces at the Mare
island ~.avy Yard, and these forces ren
dered valuable services. The responsible
duties thus devolved upon the War de
partment commanders wore performed
by them and the troops under their com
mand iv the most salisiactory manner.
The insurrection was promptly sup
pressed without any unnecessary loss of
life in any case.
"Tho prompt and vigorous action of
the troops in all cases, and tho ureat for
bearance manifested by them when sub
jected to all sorts of insults and indigni
ties, designed to provoke retaliation,
were worthy the highest commendation.
It illustrated in a most striking manner
the great value to a Government of a well
disciplined force at ail times, subject to
the ordors of that Government, for tho
enforcement of tho faithful execution of
"It would seem unnecessary to point out
tho fact that any force liko the militia of
a State or the police of a city, acting pri
marily under another authority, though
highly efficient in their appropriate serv
ice, cannot be made a reliable instrument
for the prompt and elective execution of
the laws of the I'nited States. Maui- '
festly every Government should have an I
adequate force of its own for the execu
tion of its own laws no less tnan tho ju
dicial executive officers necessary for the
"The country is now for the first time
squarely confronted with the necessity of !
makiutf adequate provision not only for!
deienso against any possible foreign ag- j
gressiou, but also for defense against do
mestic violence in the form of forcible re
sistance to the laws of tho United States.
A just estimate of those moans of de
fense required consideration of the vast
extent of tho United States and the great
amount of property widely dispersed
throughout this territory, either belong
ing to the United States or in such condi
tion as to bo under the protection of the
"When these facts are duly considered,
it becomes manifest that the present
strength of tho army is not adequato to
the performance of the service which may
at any time be required. It is certainly
manifest that the present condition of tho
country, with a population of nearly
7O,o;hj,uuO, under the danger of disorder
now known to exist, cannot be met by
the same force that was deemed adequate
twenty-live years ago, when the popula
tion of tho country was less than half its
present amount, and domestic violence
was not apprehended. One man to four- j
teen square miles of territory, or one I
man to 9LSOU of population, is surely a '
very small guard to protect property and !
prevent violation of law, leaving out of j
consideration the force necessary to guard j
the extended sea coast against sudden at- j
tack by a foreign onemy.
"It is also worthy of remark that more i
than once iv the last summer an infur
iated mob in a single city was twice as
lormidable iv number, and capable of do
ing vastly greater injury to life and prop
erty, as the most formidable combination
of Indian warriors that ever confronted
the army in this country. In a few words,
the army has beeu recently required to
deal with an army far more numerous J
and dangerous to the country than any i
savage enemy which it has heretofore !
been called upon to meet.
"The effective streugth of the army
should be considerably increased. This
can be done at a very small comparative
increase in cost. Tho present regimental
organizatiaus need not be largely iv- '
creased. Two additional regiments of |
artillery for the necessary sea coast de- j
fense; two additional regiments of cay- |
airy to patrol the long lines of railroad
uuder Government protection, and tho j
twenty-live regiments of infantry con- I
verted into three battalion organizations,
would, it is believed, be a just, couserva
tive estimate of what is now actually I
needed. For this the existing num- |
ber of commissioned ollicers is nearly j
sutlicieiit. But a considerable permanent !
increase in the enlisted strength of
the army should be made, ami a still
further increase authorized to be made
by tho President, when in his judgment
an emergency requiring it may reason
ably be foreseen. It is not a good mili
tary system in which the Executive has j
no authority whatever to increase the ]
etfective strength of the army in time of |
need, but must await the slow process of
legislation for that ina'.ter.
\Vise forethought in apparent anticipa
tion of such conditions as these which
have confronted the Government during
the last year, dictated several years ago,
the establishment under the authorit/W
Congress, of large military posts near
the great business and railway cen
ters of the country. Several of these
large posts are now in condition to be oc
pied by troops, while others are in pro
cess of construction, and a few others
are still demanded, for. which it is pre
sumed Congress will in due time make
the necessary appropriation.
"In respect to the military necessities
which may possibly arise out of a conflict
with foreign powers, it 'ias for many
years seemed impossible to Impress upon
the people of the United States in general
the view entertained by all thoughtful
military students. The condition of the |
public mind since l*fil-t>s has been that of I
confident invincibility agaiust any pos
sible foreigu attack. It is, therefore, ai
simple duty to study the great military
lesson which is now being taught the en
tiro world. The most populous and one
of the most wealthy of all the nations of
the earth is subjected too*-treme humilia
tion and disgrace, wiiic. .nay result pos
sibly in the overthrow ot a dynasty, at
the hands of a nation of one-tenth of its
population and about out tenth of its ter
ritorial area. And why is this? It is not
because that great people are lacking in
talent or general education or courage,
but because they have lailed to develop
their military strength aid resources. In
disciplined troops, arms aud equipments
of all kinds, in efficient ships of war and
in general military preparation and edu
cation, they are lar behind the enterpris
ing little military nation that is now
teaching them and tho world this tre
"The relation of the United States to
the great military powers of Europe now
oxlubits a greater disparity, and es
pecially in respect to preparations for
j war than that which has existed be
! tween China and Japan. Will the peo
ple ot the United States and their repre
j sentatives have ttie modesty to appre
ciate, aud Ihe wisdom to profit, by this
lesson? Now that modern science has so
radically changed the conditions of naval
and military success, how impossible
has security for peace consistent with
honor become, except through prepara
tion for war?
"The time has fully come when the
l ailed States should dismiss the over
confidence born of past experience, and
look the luturo squarely in the face. The
most liberal appropriations for this pur
pose will be tlie wisest ec inouiy. iv this
tho last annual report wbi<:h 1 oxpect to
write, I deem it my duty to make a last
and more emphatic presentation to nay
fellow citizens, and to their Government,
of what I consider requisite to place
their military establishment in all re
spects on a footing commensurate with
the interests and honor oi a great nation."
General Schofield recommends an in
crease of the supply of modern arms for
regular troops and organized militia, and
appropriations for heavy armament for
Mil coast defense, and provision for ad
ditional cavalry for service in tho terri
tories traversed by tho railroads.
Concerning military education, he says: i
"The constantly increasing interest in
military education is manifested by an
increased demand upon the army for
ollicers for duty at colleges, universities
and other institutions of learning
throughout the country. Another grati
fying feature is the awakened interest in
ihe policy recommended years a^o, by
which military education" shall be ex
tended to the public schools, so that a
very large number of young men will bo
well qualified for the positions of non
commissioned oilicers, and hence for the
molding of a volunteer forco into a relia
ble army in the shortest possible lime.
No bettor employment can be given to
tho officers of tho regular army in time of
peace than in this widespread dissemina
tion of military education, and any justi
fication thought necessary lor sonio in
crease in the aggregate number of com
missioned oilicers is fully supplied by
this demand for such important serv
He commends the work of the regular
military establishments, and asks and
approves tho recent changes of law re
garding terms of enlistment in the army.
A Citizen Twice Assaulted by an Un
A case of mistaken identity resulted
disastrously to William Alexander last
night. Mr. Alexander was ga/.ing with
an approving eye upon the star-spanglod
banners-arrayed Salvation Army as it
issued from its armory, when ho was
rudely awakened from religious services
by a jolt in the nock.
Mr. Alexander walked away at onco
and axed his attention on the waffle*
man and the tooth-pulling man, and
other street corner attractions, when the
same individual approached from the
rear and again struck him. Alexander
"dropped" to tho situation, and was for
several minutes the center of attraction
for an interested crowd.
He denied any knowledge of the cause
of tho assault upon him, and was led
away by kind friends to his home. The
name of his mysterious assailant is uu
At Metropolitan Theater to-nieht the
satire, "An Extra Session of the Legisla
ture," will be given by ladies who are dele
gates to the Women's Christian Temper
ance Union Con vention,assisted by a num
ber of gentlemen of this city. Its proceeds
go to aid the work of the union. The pro
duction is from the pen of Mrs. S. M.
Severance, and the text fills a largo oc
tavo pamphlet of thirty pages. Tho dia
logue is crisp, witty, incisive, never dull,
aud altogether entertaining. As faithfully
as can be done, a mock legislative session
is yiveu, with all details and niceties,
only women are the representatives in
this case, and the chief concern is over
tho proposed enfranchisement of men.
Two sessions aro held, there are two lob
bies (of men), and besides the legislative
session there are meetings of the Judici
ary Committee, and arguments made be
fore it. Examination of the book of the
play reveals to us a great deal of oppor
tunity for line work; there is much wit
in the text, and a broad license for some
good charaoier-acting, Wherever the
piece has been given it has met with suc
cess, wo are told, and the criticisms of it
have all beeu complimentary.
Arrangements have been completed for
a clear benefit to the Pyke Opera Com
pany. It is to be given at tho Clunie
Opera-house Sunday night, and "Pina
fore" will be the opera, with Jennie Calef
The box office opens this morning for
reservation of seats for the comedy
"Charley's Aunt" at the Metropolitan
Theater to-morrow night.
Tho "Temple of Fame" entertainment
was repeated last night at the old Pa
vilion. There was a full house. The
spectacle was given well, and with more
spirit than on the first night. Tho stage
was this time well lighted. It is probable
that Fair Oaks Corps. G. A. X., wili real
ize a handsome sum for their relief fund.
Governor Markham honored tho occa
sion by attending. Ho was supported by
Adjutant-General Allen, General T. W.
Slieohan, Colonel R. B. Murray, Lieuten
ant-Coionel C. 11. Hubbard and Major H.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
A. H. Anderson, who has been ill for
so mo time, is able to be about.
Misses Mary and Hannah Feeney of
San Francisco, who have beeu visiting
Mr. and Mrs. James Keuealy for the past
week, left yesterday to visit Mrs. M.
Jackson at Walnut Grove, and will re
main a week before returning home.
Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yes
terday: S. Shorten, li. Van Brunt, New
York; G. W. Cook, W. & Johnson, Bos
ton; Henry Doyle, I. M. Hamsdale, M.
Dinkelspiel, San Francisco; W. S. Bliss, ]
Carson, Nov.; J. P. Churchill, wife and i
Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yester
day: A. G. Hunt, K. L. Simpson, Wood
land: 11. C. Ward, Alexander Craw, San
Francisco; E. K. Smith, W. 1». Do we,
Reno; A. C. Kyie, Virginia City; R. P.
Uourman, Vina; James Lewis and wife,
Madison: Carl Leonard, Dan Gillon,
Chicago; K. Graham, Chico.
Hodson Against Varney.
Tho suit of J. R. Hodson. vs. A. K.
Varney, involving the right to a lot of
photographic material, occupied the at
tention of Judge Catlin in Department
One of the Superior Court yesterday. The
case was not concluded.
HAMMERED TO DEATH.
Horrible Murder Committed by
Two Men at Grass Valley.
ROBBERY NO DOUBT THE MOTIVE
OF THE CRIME.
Stafre Held Up by a L.one nieuwnyinau
In Mendoclno County, and Wolls
l-'arjjo*;* Express Hox Token —Bad
Wreck on the Orecoil Hallway and
Navigation Company's lload Near
Rpp^lftl to the BSCOaiKtJtttOSC
Grass Valt.kv, Oct. 11.—Donnis Scan
lon was horribly murdered iast night at
H) o'clock. Joseph Kennedy, Soanlon's
room-mate, went home at it o'clock and
was attacked by two men, who beat him
badly, then gagged aud bound him to his
bed. Half an hour later Scanlon came
home, when he was attacked also ami hit
over tho head with a fishplate. Scanlon
fought and then was knocked iv the
head with a hammer and killed.
Kennedy, alter gaining consciousness,
freed himself, but was afraid to venture
lrom his cabin till 5 o'clock this inorn
iny;, when the news first came to town.
Kennedy was badly marked and cut
up. Two men did tho fiendish work.
The crime was committed for the pur
pose of robbing the men, who yesterday
received their pay from the narrow
gauge railroad, where they were em
ployed. There is no clew to the crimi
lie Holds Up a But is Shortij-
AUorward l aptured.
Ik ia n, Oct. 11. -The Lakeport stage
was held up to-day by a lone highway
man near Pieta Station, and Well»-
Fargo's box was taken. The amount of
treasure secured is unknown.
The stage was stopped two miles from
Pieta Station, on the way to Lakeport.
The robber had built a stone blockade
across tho road, and when the stage
stopped he appeared enveloped in a grain
sack ana demanded the express box. it
was given him, and the stage returned to
Pieta. Constables Vassar and Cautrell
immediately started alter the robber, and
caught him alter a short chase. He was
taken to Pieta, where it is said he ac
knowledged having committed the crime.
One haud was badly wounded in break
ing open the express box, which con
tained $2Ui Tho robber says his name is
HAD WItECK IN OREGON*.
Tho Engineer, Fireman and a Tramp
The Dallks (Or.), Oct. 11.—The west
bound Oregon Railway and Navigation
Company's train No. 1 was badly wrecked
four miles east of this place at 4:i!u this
morning. The train was running at or
dinary speed whon B flange on the for
ward truck of tho engine broke, throwing
the engine oil the track.
The mail and baggage cars and smoker
followed. The baggage car crashed into
tho engine. The mail car now lies on its
side in a ditch on one side of the track,
while tho tender, locomotive, baggage car
and smoker are on the other. Tho engine
is completely wrecked, and the cars iv no
Engineer Norman escaped with slights
scalds and bruises, but Fireman Crof
tou's injuries are more serious. Several
of his ribs are brokou, and he is injured
A tramp riding on the mail car had a
The passengers were placed on a stub
train and went on to Portland. It will
take twelve hours to clear the track.
The Disabled Vessel Towed to Her
Berth at Oakland.
San FRANCISCO, Oct. 11.—Tho disabled
steamer Mackinaw, which was recently
rescued by Sprockets' tug Relief oil" the
the mouth of tho Columbia River, and
afterward taken in tow by the tug Fear
less, arrived in port at 4 o'clock this
morning, and was immediately towed
over to her berth at the Oakland wharf to
unload. Captain Dan Hattkeil reports
that he had some trouble in towing the
Mackinaw down tho coast, as she would
not steer well. The tug and her tow ar
rived oil'the Heads last night about D
o'clock, but Captain Haskeil decided to
remain outside until this morning.
Spreckels Bros., it is understood, will
claim salvage on the steamer, aud if they
are successful in thoir claim thoy will re
ceive about £15,000. The tow boat com
pany declares that it was in tho hope of
capturing a few prizes like tho Macki
naw, ana not the prospect of making
anything out of the ordinary towing
business, that prompted it to send tho
Relief north. Since tho Relief went to
Astoria a tew weeks ago the insurance on
vessels destined to that port has been ro
dnced one-eighth of one per cent.
VICTIM OF HIS OWN TRAP,
A Youuu Man Accidentally Killed in
Redding, Oct. 11.—D. K. Ilonn, son of
D. N". Honn, editor of the Populist, a local
papor, was accidentally shot and killed
yesterday at Castle. He fella victim of
a deadly trap which ho had set for the
purpose oi killing deer. He had loaded
both barrels of his gun, and to the trig
gers attached a string connecting with
the bait which he had set for deer. Hear
ing a report of the gun, lionn ran to tho
the trap. Supposing that both barrels
had beeu discharged he want directly to
tho bait. He struck tho string aud in
stantly tbo other barrel of the gun was
discharged. The charge blew away the
fleshy part of one of h. • leys, severing tho
main artery, and he bled to death before
assistance came to him.
Los Axof.lks, Oct. 11.—Judge Ross, in
the United States District Court, this
morning overruled the demurrer of the
defendants In the case of the United States
vs. the Southern Pacific Railroad, in
which there is in controversy a large area
of land, which the defendants claim as a
grant to the Texas Pacific Railroad,
which road was not built according to the
terms of the grant. The laud lies within
this district, and the case involves much
the same points as those decided by Judge
Ross a lew weeks ago concerning the At
lantic and Pacific Railroad grant.
Northwest Interstate Fair.
Tacoma, Oct. 11.—On account of the
great success with which the Interstate
Fair has met, the management to-day do
cided to continue it until October 2Uth,
when the lair will close with Tacoma
Day, on which excursions from all parts
ol Washington, Oregon and British Col
umbia will run to this city. The North
ern Pacific has made an excursion rate of
§10 from Walla Walla, §3 5U from Ellens-
Includes 27 parts at 8 cents
bursr and North Yakima, and S3 50 from
Portland, for that day.
Coal r rices Will Xot bo Raised.
Victoria (B. C), Oct. 11.—James Duns
inuir this morning entered a general aud
absolute denial to the statement that his
firm and tho new Vancouver Coal Com
pany had combined to raise, and control
prices ou the coast. Ho said the price of
coal had been reduced, and would be kept
down as long as the duty remained down.
W. B. Dunning of the United States Navy
went to Comox to make further experi
mental teats with British Columbia coal,
with a view using it ou I'nitod States
Tho Usual ltesult.
Sax Rafakl, Oct. 11.-N. Strauss, who
was driving along tho road four miles
from hero to-day, spied some quail in the
brush, and taking his shotguu from the
cart went after them. When he returned
to the cart he got in lirst. and in drawing
bis gun after him the trigger caught on
tho step, and now Strauss is Battering
lrom a sevoro wound in tho shoulder aud
is liable lo lose his arm.
JMtr Haft of Spars and Plliutr.
Astoria (Or.), Oct 11.—The big raft
which wns framed at Stella by liain A
Robertson, and which is bS> in length,
drawing 2-' feet, and containing 10,000
spars and piling, pasaed down tho Colum
bia River at noon in tow of tho tug Mon
arch. It is consigned to tho Southern
Pacific Railroad Company at San Fran
cisco. Tho raft was towed to sea this
>'ew Weather Bttrean Station.
Independence ilnyo County!, Oct. 11.
—A full reporting Weather liureau Sta
tion will be opened here about the Ist of
November, it will bo in charge of Ob
server W. C. MeGuiness, who comes from
tho Pike's Peak Station in Colorado. The
Piko's Peak Station will bo abandoned.
A Chinaman Asphyxiated.
Stockton, Oct. 11.—A Chinaman em
ployed on George West's vineyard was
asphyxiated to-day. He entered an old
wine tank and was overcome by the gas
which hud generated. lie was dead be
fore he could be taken out.
ROBERT J. THE WINNER.
Defeats Joe Pntci^en In 'Iliroe Straight
lleats in Fast Time.
Siorx City (la.), Oct. 11.—The largest
crowd that ever gathered at a trotting
event in tho Northwest witnessed the
race between the two pacers Robert J.
and Joe Patchen at the fair to-day. Fully
liJ.UOO peoplo were on the grounds.
Patchen took the load at the start by
about a shoulder, and kept it, with hardly
tho variation of a hairs-breadth, to the
stretch, when Robert J. slowly crept up
to him and came under tho wire tirst by
a short neck iv 2:thj. In the secoud heat
Robert J. took tho lead irom the start
and easily held it to the finish, making
tho second mile in exactly the same time
as the first. The last heit was the sensa
tion of the day. The start was a perfect
one. the two great pacers crossing the
wire nose and nose. Hubert J»soon put
a leugth between himself and his rival.
Coming into the stretch Gears let Robert
J. out, and he came under the wire like a
shot live lengths anead. The time an
nounced was 2:034, withiu a second of his
record. Robert J. was not pushed at all
uutil in the stretch, and easily kept away
from Patchon. The track was in spieu
did condition and the weather lino. Rob
ert J. will go against his own record Sat
AT SANTA ANA.
Santa Ana, Oct. 11.—Nellie W. won
tho uuliniahed 2:27 trot, taking the last
heat in 2:17.t. Abantooo was second.
Five furlongs, Polhemus won, Huen
emo second. Time—l:o3s,
Two-tilteen pace, Lady 11. won, Edith
second, iJel ZSorto third. Best time—
Two twenty-seven pace, Waldo J. won,
Ketchutn second, Olinda Richmond third.
Trotting, 2:4oclass ..unfinished),Thomp
son won tno hist two heats, El Molena
second. Best time— 2:24.
JAPANESE GAINING GROUND.
Their Fleet Now Commands tho Gulf
of Pec hill.
London, Oct. 11.—A dispatch from
Tiou-Tsin says: Chinese oilicials no
longer deny that tho Japanese fleet com
mands the Gulf of Pechili. Tho Japanese
Admiral pays weekly visits to every im
portant station on the gulf.
Eight Japanose cruisers sounded the
entrance to the harbor at Wei-Hai-Wol
three hours Saturday, and then went
across to Port Arthur, whore they made
observations without getting within
range of the guns. The Japanese lleet
returned to Wei-Hai-Wei Monday in
single line. When almost within range,
tho lleet separated and hovered around
the harbor entrance. The fort lired a few
shots, but the Japanese did not reply and
continued making observations until
Count Ito's llagship, the steel cruiser
llashidato, fired once, whereupon the
ileet relormed and steamed away in the
direction of Taku.
TENEMENT HOUSE FIRE.
JElerht People Jnmp l-'rom tiio Burning
IJuililinu, two licintr Killed.
Boston (Mass.), Oct. 11.—The tenement
house tire to-day, at 213 Hanover stieet,
caused eight inmates to hurl themselves
from the building. Two are dead, two
fatally injured, and four severely hurt.
The dead are: Charles Swansou. 30 years
old, and William Coupeiser. The injured
are: August Johnson, fataily burned;
Frederick Caulter, injuries fatal; Annie
North well, aged :J0 years, burnecf about
the hands anu face; 1-red Nissen, burned
and bruised; Louis Ober, shocked; Sam
uel Thornton, slightly burned.
Desporate Bandit Captured.
Dubaxuo (Mexico), Oct. 11.—Juan Coja,
one of the most deperate bandit chiefs in
Mexico, has been captured at the City of
Mazatlan. Coja has kept tho country
districts on the Pacific Coast in constant
terror for fifteen years. The bandit will
probably be snot without tho formality
of a trial.
Chicago, Oct. 11.—The largest score
ever made by a cavalryman was made at
Fort Sheridan iv the United States Army
shoot to-day, by S.ergeant Charles Ker
ston of Troop D, First Cavalry, He made
forty-soven points out of a possible fifty
at the ;>OO-yard range, using the regular
A Family of Firebugs.
Hassiiaos (O.), Oct. 10.—The entire
Homier family at Dalton have been re
arrested and charged with conspiracy to
burn the town. Great excitement pro
Yellow Fever in Mexico.
Oaxaca (Mexico), Oct. 11.—There is
much excitement in the State of Cam
peche and the Island of Carmen over
yellow fever, which is causing a largo
number of deaths.
Earthquakes la Greece.
Athens, Oct. 11.— Four earthquake
shocks were felt hero last night.
In the Police Court yesterday morning
Barney Llughes and Charles Dolan were
each sentenced to thirty days' imprison
meut in the County Jail for vagrancy.
WHOLE NO. 16,534.
NEW YORK GOVERNORSHIP.
Hill Sounds the Keynote of His
Campaign at Syracuse.
ADDRESSES A LARGE AND ENTHU
Three Mon Killed ami Several Others
Seriously Injured By an Explosion
of Boilers at a Mine In Peunsj-lva
nla — Steamship Wrecked Off the
Rhode Island Coast, and All On
Board Believed to Have Been Lost.
Special to the Recort>Unio!t.
Syracuse (N. V.), Oct. 11.— Senator
David Bennett Hill souuded the koynote
of his campaign for Governor to-night ia
this city, and with his address opened a
partisan battle that promises to bo his
torical in the annals of State polities. The
Alhambra rink, where Republicans and
Democrats alike have sounded the tocsiu
of battle, was crowded. The first politi
cal meeting that ever named Seuator Hill
lor an oifioe assembled uudor this roof.
Some 3,000 people heard Senator Hill
to-night, and half as many more were
unable to gain admittance. Tho American
Hag was very much in evidence as a
decoration, and a good many of the fair
sex lent their presoneo to the occasion.
The doors wore opeuod at 7 o'clock, and
within half an hour tho hall and platform
had been filled. The band amused the
crowd uutil a few minutes of 8 o'clock,
and then there was an uproar, a rising iv
seats ami great enthusiasm as Senator Hill,
dressed in a plain frock coat and black
tie, stopped upon the platform. The un
usually cool, iniDassive man was re
ceived with a storm of applause, and
made but a slight inclination of his head.
When tho cheers and applause had
subsided and. tho vast audience had a&;;iia
seated itself County Committee Chair
man Vale stepped lo the front of the
platform and said ho had been auUior
l/.eu by tho committee to name as Chair
man lion. Frederick J. Mo wry, who in
troduced Seuator Hill. When hi^ name
was mentioned the Senator stepped to
the front and stood with his hand on the
table, facing the audience. For some
minutes he waited, while the audience
cheered and then chuored again and then
he began his remarks, He was listened
to with great attention, but was fre
quently interrupted with most vociferous
applause. He spoke in a clear, conciso
aud convincing way and hold his auai
enco until the last word.
M'kINI.EY IN MICHIGAN.
Adrian (Mich.), Oct. 11.—Governor
McKinley arrived at 7 a. h. and was es
corted to ihe fair grounds, whore lte
spoko to an audience numbering three or
SUPPORT FOU THE PEOPLE'S PARTY.
Bkllkvillk (111.), Oct. 11.—The Illi
nois State Federation of Labor has in
dorsed the Omaha platform of 1892, also
the Springfield platform of.July *, 1894,
of laoorurs and agriculturists iv favor oi
the Pooplo's pany. A resolution has also
been passed pledging the Illinois State
Federation of Labur to support the State,
Congressional, county and local tickets
of the People's narty in the coming cam
ESTEE AT KED BH7FF.
Red Bluff, Oct. 11.—The greatest
enthusiasm has prevailed in this town
since tho arrival of M. M. Escee and
party this morning, and the town this
evening is lit up with bonfires, and
Armory Hall is packed with people
listening to the speeches of the Repub
lican standard bearer.
BUDS INVADES KSTEF.'s HOME.
Napa, Oct. 11.—James 11. Budd and
William Joter invaded M. M. Kstee'a
home to-niijht, and were warmly greeted
by the Democrats. A largo crowd list
ened to their speeches, many of their
auditors Leing Republicans.
FATAL, BOILEK EXPLOSION.
Three Mon Killed and Several Others
Suamokin (Pa.), Oct. 11.—Threo men
were killed, two severely wounded, if not
fatally, and live others badly hurt by the
explosion of boilers at the Henry Clay
colliory this morning.
The entire steam-supplying plant of the
mine, consisting of thirty-six boilers, was
totally demolished, in addition to the
monetary loss of The Henry
Clay, Big Meadow, Sterling and Peerless
collieries will bo unable to resume opera
tions for at least one mouth. The explo
sion is the worst of its kind that ever oc
currod in this region, and the cause is a
The dead and injured are: Thomas j
Carr, fireman, one arm and one log
broken oil" and body cut in two; William
Boyd, hreman, horribly crushed and
lacerated; William E. Stick, neck broken
and both hips fractured; Peter liock, fire
man, side of head crushed and severe in
ternal injuries, cannot recover; Jacob D.
Didiain, water boss of the Mahoy Valloy,
scalded and crushed, cannot recover;
John MeJLaughlin, fireman, both legs
broken and head crushed, died two hours
after the accident; John Henkeustein, se
rious injuries about the body, may re
cover; Dennis Breunan, scraper, and
William Quinn, lamp-man, not danger
A Steamship Reported Bottom Side Up
—All on Board Lost.
Providence [R. I.), Oct. 11.—The
steamship Majellia of Newport, which
left Block Island yesterday "afternoon for
the harbor and headed for New Orleans,
is reported bottom side up near Point
Judith. It is believed all on board wore
lost. The Captain was James E. Cook.
There was a crew of Jive men.
A SCHOONER ASnoUE.
Cleveland, Oct. 11.—The big four
masted schooner Tasmania, ore laden,
bound for this port, went ashora just east
oi East pier in a heavy northwest gala
shortly after midnight. The life-saving
cre%v succeeded in rescuing the crow and
two daughters of Captain Corrigan. The
Tasmania is owned by James Corrigan
and is valued at $00,000. To float the ves
sel it will be necessary to dredge it out.
]>uring the night of the galo the wind
blew sixty-two miles an hour.
Auction on Monday.
W. 11. Sherburn will sell at his auction
room, 323 X street, on Monday next, at 10
a. m., two phaetons, two oak bedroom
sets and spring beds, walnut marble-top
set and spring bed and a lot of other fur
The Sons and Daughters of Pioneers
have elected the following officers: Presi
dent, George W. Lorenz; Vice-President,
Ed. J. Figtr; Secretary, Annie L. Luther;
Treasurer, Mattio J. Edinger; Marshal,
W. M. Sims.
The examination of Thomas Brooks
and Thomas Lyons, charged with bur
glarizing Fred Eisenmenger's room, was
yesterday orntiuued uutii this morning
in the Police Court.