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The Arizona Republican.
PHCENIX, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1890.
Over Its Banks.
Higher Than Ever Before
in Its History.
Tlio Losses to Farmers Will Be
Heavy Rich Discoveries at
Stockton, June 1. The only land out
of water on the Williams and Bixler
tracts, on Union Island, is a place of
2,600 acres, known as tho Kid ranch.
A cross leveo protects this tract from
the sea of water backed up from tho
Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, but
it is feared this levco will not hold un
less tho water falls. After spending
about $15,000 in backing up cross levees
and repairing breaks during tho past
two weeks, tho Williams Ikvs had be-
some discouraged when a largo crovassc
opened last night on the middle river
levee, letting a flood into 3000 acres of
grain, standing six feet high with heads
six inches long.
Efforts aro now being mado to hold
the homo place on which arc located a line
dwelling, stables, houses for employees,
store and warehouses, but if it becomes
dangerous all hands will move out. The
Mock is now being removed. Farmers
and landowners say that tho breaking
away of tho government weir dam in
Paradise Cut is tho cause of tho Hooding
of theso splendid tracts.
The middle and upper divisions of
Robert's island aro safe so far, but tho
fanners are alarmed at tho stage of tho
Newman, Cal., June 1. The San
Joaquin river from llillo Ferry to Crows
landing, a distance of twelve miles,
lias overflowed its banks. Tho river was
never known to bo so high before. Con
siderable stock was pastured along the
river on the land submerged, but no
loss is reported,
STKVE WHITE IS MODKHT.
Ha a ,1 tint Aiiiireclatlon of
(Inn GreatneHJut the Same.
Los Angeles, June 1. Hon. Stephen
White has addressed a letter to Eugene
Uermain, Chairman of tho Democratic
County Executive committee, in
which ho states that after fully consider
ing the matter he has determined to
act in accordance with tho resolution
lately passed by the committee asking
him to announce himself as a candidate
for the United States Senate, and he,
therefore, authorizes the use of his
name in that connection. The letter
further states that the writer believes
that a change should bo mado in the
method of election of United States
Senators and that they should be
chosen by a direct vote of tho people.
Ill Hook llalanced.
SroKANK Falls, W. T., June 1. Some
time ago it was charged that the books
of Professor Lasher, President of tho
Spokane College, were crooked. Lasher
resigned his position as President of the
College and a committo was appointed
to audit the books. They have just com
pleted the task, and report that the
books balance to a cent. On this report
the Board of Directors have awarded
Lasher the most gratifying testimonial.
Lasher came here from 'apa, California,
Hate Will lte Hectored.
San Fhancisco, Juno 1. All tho local
agents have been notified that the pas
senger rates on all lines west of Chicago
will bo restored during the coming
week, at the expiration of tho ten days'
notice required to bo given to tho inter
state commerce commission. Through
rates to Chicago will therefore bo $72
first-class and $47.50 second-class, as
before, instead of $0:1 and $38, as they
have been during the past few weeks.
lllch (Sold Strike.
Spokane Falls, June 1. Great ex
citement prevails in tho Cteur d'Aleno
Mining districts over tho recent gold
strikes above Murray, on Bear creek.
Samples of tho ore from one of tho
claims sent to this city assay $25 to tho
ton. A tramp walked into a gulch tho
other day, discovered gold and sold his
claim out Friday for $20,000. Pros
pectors aro flocking into tho district.
Jtun In tlin Family.
Sackamento, June 1. Mrs. W. E.
Oughton, tho widow of tho foreman of
tho State Printing Oflice, who died yes
terday afternoon, attempted suicide last
night with morphine, dying in a few
hours. She was his third wife, tho
first one having committed suicide in
San Francisco several years ago.
l'eculiar Heaon for Levying Duty!
San Jose, Costa Klca, June 1. Con
gress has established an exjwrt duty on
coffee of 20 cents per forty kilos, to de
fray tho expenses of building a national
thcatro in this city. The estimated
cost of tho structure will bo $200,000.
Tired of Lire.
San Fhancisco, Juno 1. Ex-Sargcant
of Police Socrates C. Fleming com
mitted suicide in tho Central police sta
tion this morning by shooting himself
in the right temple. Ill health was tho
cause of the act. Fleming was placed
on the pension list hist September.
Only n Slight Shock.
Healusbuko, Cal., June 1. Thoro was
a slight shock of earthquake felt here
today at 1 :21 p. m.
Mult lie Vaccinated.
San Fiiancibco, May 31. The Su
preme Court Commissioners filed an
opinion today affirming tho right of tho
State to compel tho vaccination of
children heforo admitting them to the
She Will Celebrate.
San Francisco, Juno 1. Tho special
committee of the Board of Supervisors
on tho celebration of Independence Day,
has Belected a citizen's committee of
"twenty-nlno who will regulate the de
tails of tho day's observance.
A Syndicate l'urcluue.
San FitANcisco.Juno 1. Tho Chronicle
says today's mail brought the legal
documents consumating the salo of
local breweries to an English
syndicate for $7,500,000. Tho new
corporation will be known as "Tho
San Francisco Breweries, Limited,"
and tho Board of Management in San
Francisco consists of William Alvord, S.
G. Murphy, E. C. Doniche, John H.
Wieland and H. Dulard. Thebtewcries
purchased aro tho Wieland, Fredericks
burg, United States, Chicago, Williams,
Oakland, Brooklyn, Pacific and Hopburg.
Hound to Live.
Sacramento, June 1. Edward Lucey,
who had both legs cut off last night by
the cars hero while boarding a train, is
still alive and doing well. There is
some hopo of his recovery.
THE MEN WITHDREW.
HEADING ROAD WILL EMPLOY
NO MOUK UNION MEN.
The Company Say That It Has Had
nil the Labor Trouble It I'ropoie to
Philadelphia, Juno 1. There has
been for several days past a rumorafioat
that the Philadelphia and Beading road,
has ordered all its conductors to with
draw from tho Brotherhood of Railway
Conductors, of leave tho employ of the
company. Tho story was confirmed today
by Assistant Superintendent Bonzano.
"This action had been resolved upon
by the officials of the company," said
Bonzano, "after the last convention of the
Brotherhood of Conductors at Rochester.
At that convention of the Brotherhood
the anti-striking clause in the constitu
tion was repealed, and shortly after this
action a notice was issued to the con
ductors that they must either leave the
Brotherhood or the company's service.
Wo have had enough of labor organiza
tions," continued Bonzano, "we want
no more Union men, and all tho con
ductors, engineers, brakemen and fire
men on the Reading are now non-Union
ALLEGED MUHDEHEKS (SO FREE,
Grand Jury Fall
El Doiuno, Iowa, Juno 1. It is now
over six weeks since Charley Marx and
N. J. Rice were brought hero from Cali
fornia, charged with the murderof Henry
Johns in 1885. For three weeks the
Grand Jury of Harden county has been
in session investigating the matter.
Yesterday it came into court, reported
and was discharged.
Judge Weaver made tho following
entry: "Tho Grand Jury having re
ported ignoring a bill of indictment, the
defendants are ordered discharged and
their bonds exonerated."
THAYKH WAS AFKAID.
Ilevoked 1IU Call for
Lincoln, Neb., Juno 1. The procla
mation of Governor Thayer revoking his
call for an extra session of tho Legisla
ture was mado public today. Tho rea
son assigned for this action is that the
legality of the acts of tho Legislature
convened under his recent call would bo
questioned and might bo entirely nulli
fied by the courts. The alleged illegal
ity consists in tho calling of the session
without giving time to fill vacancies
existing in certain Legislative districts.
Old Fashioned Clinrch Service.
PmsiiURa, June 1. At'the Exposition
in tho Mechanics hall tonight Rev. Dr.
Hall, of New York, addressed a large
audience in tho manner of simple
Scotch-Irish service of old. This was
tho closing event of the Congress hero,
and 10,000 peoplo attended. Of.thcse,
the 50,000 peoplo who gained admission
were addressed by Dr. Hall and tho
other 5.000 outside by Rev. Dr. Peerves,
IN HAD COMPANY.
Chirac" Hoard of Trade Men DUgrace
Chicago, June 1. Robert Ferguson
and Michael Quccnan, a couplo of
Chicago heavy weights, pounded
each other through twenty - two
rounds this morning at Shelby,
Indiana, for a purse of $300. The
knock-out blows soon made Quecnan
quit, leaving Ferguson comparatively
fresh at the closo of tho fight. Tho
affair ended with an all around slugging
match between a number of brawny
Hoosinrs who were presont and tho
Chicago crowd, which included a batch
of Board of Trado men. The natives
were routed after a desperato conflict.
An Acrobat Who Was Killed
Ciiic.vao, Juno 1. Tho body of an
acrobat named Murdock, who has
been missing since Friday, was found
floating in the river today. Five ugly
wounds on the head indicate that
it is a case of murder. Murdock's
watcli and a largo sum of money, said to
have been in his possession, aro missing.
Tho disappearance of Murdock was very
promptly reported by his partner,
West, and tho latter then left the city,
saying, he was going to Racino. The
police have telegraphed to that city,
asking that West be arrested.
THE DAWNJF DAI
Relief Promised for Exiles
Czar Alexander Will Take
The Germans Gain Ground in Africa
Panama Canal Affairs in
London, Juno 1. A letter from the
Czar, written in reply to one from the
Queen of Denmark, is published hero.
In this letter the Czar promises to make
a thorough inquiry into the Siberian
scandals and to instruct his ministers
to draft measures for their amelioration.
Germany Gaining Ground.
Zanziiiaii, June 1. Advices from tho
French missionaries in Urganda, under
date of March 0, are to the effect
that Kalema had been defeated and had
fled and that Muampa was in com
plete possession of the whole kingdom.
Dr. Henry had been Muampa's adviser
and assistant. In return for these ser
vices Peters secured valuable treatys
and monopolies in favor of the Ger
mans. The Panama Canal Scheme.-
Paris, Juno 1. M. Wise has Bailed
from Southampton on a mission con
nected with the Panama canal. Mouch
icour, the liquidator of tho Panama
Canal company, has instructed Wise,
after visiting the canal works, at
Colon, to proceed to Carthegena and
Bogot to negotiate with the Colombian
government for the prolongation of the
Hurricane at Sofia.
Soma, June 1. Tho northern part of
this city has been wrecked by a hurri
cane. Tho loss of life is considerable.
Among the soldiers killed and wounded
the number is eleven, but the loss
among tho inhabitants has not yet
been ascertained. The damage to the
palaro amounts to $300,000.
Deatroyed by Fire.
Salt Lake, Utah, June 1. Advices to
the Tribune from Weiser, Idaho, regard
ing a disastrous fire there on Thursday,
state that the entire business portion of
the town was destroyed. The lire
started from a fallintr lnmn in the hotel.
Tho losses aggregates $125,000.
Herbert UUmarck Engaged.
London, June 1. Tho Chronicle's
Paris correspondent says that Count
Herbert Bismarck is engaged to the eld
est daughter of Lady Dudley.
Lihiion, Juno 1. Six smugglers and
one officer have been killed in a conflict
at Pavoa De Varzim.
An Earl Head.
London, June 1. Edward Nugent
Leeson, earl of Milltown, is dead.
HOLD DAYLIGHT HOUBEKY.
A Thief Who Tried to Shoot Ills Pursuers
at St, Paul.
St. Paual, Juno 1. This morning
Mrs. Mary Casserly went down Fourth
Etrect with a satchel containing $G00. A
young man snatched it and ran. The
officers pursued the fugitive who, draw
ing a revolver, fired at his pur
suers as ho ran, happily without
effect. The thief finally crossed the
railroad bridge and ran into an old stone
house, where, while he was watching
one officer near the entrance and was
trying to draw a bead on him, another
slipped in behind and captured him.
The prisoner gave his name as James
Dougan, and is said to have come from
Neve Irish Society.
New York, June 1. A local paper
says that the Triangle of the Clan Na
Gicl has issued a call for a convention'to
form a new organization within the
clan, and one of the Triangle opponents,
talking to reporters, said ho believed
that Thomas Ronayn, known as "Rubber
Band," will be elected president. Tho
name of the new organization will
probably bo the "Irish Nationalists." It
will be a Bort of cross between tho Land
League and tho revolutionary party,
with tho latter's dynamite policy thrown
Probably a Murder.
Chicago, Juno 1. Night before laBt
the entire family of Frank C. Kuhn, a
wealthy real estate man, were taken
violently ill after supper with symptoms
of arsenical poisoning. The hired man
died in a short time, but the doctor who
was called did not think the cases of
the others serious. Yesterday, how
ever, Mr. Kuhn died and his wife is in a
critical condition. It was at first thought
that the poison was in tho pie bought
at a bakery, but a number of other pies
mado at the same time and sold to
other families in the neighborhood pro
duced no sickness. The police are in
vestigating the matter.
Crlsple Is Victorious.
Rome, June 1. In the Chamber of
Deputies yesterday Prime Minister
Crispie closed the debate on tho internal
policy of the government, against which
the radicals desired to pass a vote of
censure. The situation of Italy abroad,
he said, was never so good as now. A
motion expressing confidence in the
government was carried, 329 to 01.
A Tough Cltlien.
New York, Juno 1. James Foley,
a truck driver aged 25 and the leader of
the "village gang," assaulted and
probably fatally stabbed his stepfather,
John Mclntyre, Saturday, night. When
caught by tho officer Foley showed
fight and slipped his knife to his mother
who, aided by tho members of the
"gang," attempted torescuo tho ruffian.
The arresting officer was rescued from
the gang just as Foloy's mother was
about to plunge the knife into his back.
The policeman was badly cut and is in a
NO WAY OUT OF IT.
A Young Man Compelled to Marry Against
Kansas Citv, June 1. A grandson
and nephew of L. M. Simms, in his life
a Congressman from Tennessee and
Missouri and' a State Sohator in
Arkansas, went to tho house of
Reuben Ford, a 'wealthy young
planter, of Sharp county, Kansas,
Thursday night captured him, took him
to the county seat and procured
a marriage license. Ho accused
Ford of having ruined his grand
daughter, Miss Cora Davidson. At
8 o'clock in the morning, before a justice
of the peace, lie had a marriage cere
Yesterday Ford swore out a warrant
for his captor charging him with
abduction. Deputy Sheriff Morris
went to the Davidson house to
serve tho warrant, when Simms and his
threo nephows and Isaac Davidson, a
grandson, opened lire on liiin witli shot
guns, killing him instantly. The four
OUT IN ONE K0UND.
A SHOUT, SHAKP FIGHT AT EL
A Mexican In California Knocked Out In
the Fourth Hound The Sunday Hall
El Paso, Tex., June 1. The sporting
fraternity lias been at a feavor heat for
the past threo weeks over tho battle be
tween Charles Hearald, of St. Paul, and
Tom Standard, "colored," the hard hit
ter of the Southwest, for $250 a side
and gate receipts.
A chartered train left the Southern
Pacific depot early this morning witli
the pugilists and hundreds of sporting
men, under the management of James
McDermott. Just over the line into
Mexico the train halted, a ring was
quickly made and Charles Dawd was
chosen referee. Time was called at 5 :10.
Standard led with a right bandar on
Hearald's side. Standard made two
clever ducks when Haerald caught him
in tho neck with a swinging right hand
blow and knocked him silly. Standard
failed to respond and the light was given
Tho battle lasted two minutes and ten
beconds. Standard weighed 1-13 pounds
and Herald 138 pounds.
Newman, Cal., Juno 1. Fred Hartz
and a Mexican named Itomero fought to
a finish before the Newman athletic club
last night, for a purse of $50. Romero
was knocked out in the fourth round.
Columbus, June, 1. Columbus 14,
Syracusk, June 1. Syracuse (1, Toledo
Rochester, Juno 1. Roehcster 0,
Brooklyn, June 1. Brooklyn 4, St.
Sacramento, June 1. Sacramento 7,
San Francisco, June 1. San Fran
cisco 8, Stockton 4.
Itothcchlld a Winner.
Paris, June 1. The race for tho
Jockey Club prize, the "French Derby,"
today at Chantilly, was won by Baron
Rothschild's chestnut colt, licaume,
by Hermit, out of Bella.
San Francisco, June 1. The police
refused to allow Peter Jackson and Jack
Ashton to spar tonight at the Grand
Severe Electrical Storm.
Sandusky, O., Juno 1. Considerable
damage was done in this vicinity by a
lightning storm yesterday. Two sons of
Charles Johnson were killed.
Hebrews In Convention.
Richmond, June 1. The Quinquennial
convention of the Independent Order of
Bonai Brith assembled here today, tho
United States, Germany and Roumania
being represented. Senator Win. Lov
ing, of Richmond, was chosen permanent
Disgusted With Himself.
St. Louis, June 1. Mansfield King,
the Denver bank robber, was identified
beyond all doubt yesterday at Clayton by
President Moffat. Today King has been
very sullen, refusing to talk of his caso
to any one. Evidently ho is
realizing what a bad boat he
is in and sorry ho gave himself away.
Tho sheriff says his requisition papers
will be here in a few days.
DUNN WAS TO I1LAME.
Placing the Itesponslblllty for the Oakland
San Francisco, Juno 1. Tho scene of
Friday's disaster at Oakland was visited
by thousands of peoplo today.
Divers were at work putting
hawsers around tho submerged
engine, which will probably bo raised
tomorrow. Col.C.L.Crocker stated today
that the investigation showed that the
accidont was duo to carelessness, and
that Engineer Dunn offers no reasonable
explanation that frees him from blame.
Canadian Sugar Trust.
Halifax, June 1. An agent for an
English syndicate is in this city making
arrangements for the purchase of tho
Nova Scotia and Dartmouth sugar re
fineries. The syndicate proposes to buy
into the St. Laurence and Canada refi
neries in Montreal also. The price
offered for the Nova Scotia refinery is
Peralta's Claim Ignored by
the Land Oflice.
Stricken- From the Surveyor
Never Anything1 in the Claim and,
if There Had Veen, Kinship Was
Commissioner Groff, of tho Land
oflice at Washington, has written the
following letter to Surveyor-General
Royal A. Johnson, finally disposing of
the celebrated Peralta grant :
"I have recently examined, with care,
the papers and correspondence before
tliis oflice in the matter of the claim set
up by James A. Reavis and wife, to a
body of land in your district, which
claim is predicated ujwn an alleged
grant to one Don Miguel de Peralta, by
Spanish authority in the lOtli century:
the treaty between this government and
Mexico signed at Guadalupe Hidalgo,
February 2, 1843, and whatever laws
and regulations Congress has since pro
vided for making operative tho terms of
said treaty, respecting private rights ot
property in lands within the ceded Ter
ritory. Considerable correspondence has been
had, in the" past few years, upon certain
phases of this cape, which again de
mands attention under the following
circumstances, namely :
On September 24th last, the acting
commissioner of this oflice addressed a
letter to you in relation to papers, etc.,
in your office, connected with the
"Reavis claim," copies of which, parties
might wish to obtain, and you were in
structed "that whatever copies, or pa
pers, or records of any kind, are made
out in regard to the matter must be
transmitted through this office, and not
sent or delivered to parties direct."
Incidentally you are requested to re
port "the exact condition of said grant
as shown by papers and records in your
office, and all the information you can
obtain in regard to it."
This call for infornmtion was not in
tended as a direction to you to immedi
ately make up the record, complete of
incomplete, from the evidence before
you, with a view to the submission of
the same to Congress; neither was it
intended that any step whatever should
1)0 taken which would clothe the case
with any additional dignity, or cause
alarm to the inhabitants of Arizona
Territory whose interests might seem to
It is evident that the matter is not in
a condition to be laid before Congress,
even if the law were mendatory upon
the land department to pursue that
course when ficticious claims are pre
sented to Surveyors-General; which I
do not believe to be either the meaning,
or intent of tho law upon the subject.
If it is susceptible of such interpreta
tion tho entire Territory of Arrizona
might possibly bo placed in reservation
at the will of a few persons who might
choose to assert dubious or entirely un
founded claims to the soil, under grants
from former governments; "a result
repugnant to public policy and destruc
tive of public and private rights," as
was set fortii by a former commissioner
of this office.
You reiiort this as an attempt at gigan
tic fraiKi, and in this connection 1 call
attention to the office letter addressed to
you on the same subject, May 2, 1885,
in which the commissioner used tho
"The essential foundation ot a recognlzaDlc
claim under the laws of Spain and the treaties
and laws of the United States, does not appear
In this co.se. It In my opinion that the hi tile
ork in which you have been engaged for a
1 ear and a half In the direction of lnvcstlgat
liiB an alleged claim which, from your own
statement of Its uncorroborated character, has
not licen placed before you in a condition to lie
entitled to contlderation, should forthwith lie
"The only effect of your action and proceed
ings has been to needlessly alarm citizens In
lawful and peaceful possession of their homes
and property upon the soil, to threaten with
Insecurity private titles in towns and cities, to
imperil valuable mining Interests and to in
timidate settlements upon public land."
Since that time claimantshave sought
in many ways to strengthen their case
liefore the Surveyor-General of Arizona;
nevertheless, by the letter from which
the above extract is made, further pro
ceedings in your office touching this so
called "Peralta grant," were practically
inhibited, and this interdiction has
never been officially removed so far as
shown by tho records here.
A full discussion of the various points
raised by you, leading to the conclusion
that there is no valid claim which this
government is forced to respect, is
deemed unnecessary, unless required
of mo in the future by higher authority.
Three principal questions present
themselves for consideration.
1st. Was then; ever a grant to one "Peralta,"
In the manner and for the lands, as alleged?
id, If there was such a grant, can the lines of
the concession be lalAdown on the earth's sur
face with biich certainty as toavoid Interference
with the legal rights of others?
3d. Supposing such a claim once existing and
In a condition to be recognized and enforced
under tho Hfcvs of Spain and Mexico are there
now any heirs or successors In Interest of the
original grantee, who can be Identified and
whose claims demand recognition uuder.trcatr
A negative answer to tho first question
would render a full consideration of the
A claim must have a claimant. . In
other words, private land claims
presented fo Congress, set up for
recognition by that body under specific
laws, must have a party or parties behind
them, in whom all the rights are cen
tered, otherwise such claims are clothed
with uncertainty, become vague, end in
tradition and all rights under them are
They escheat, and in many cases have
escheated to the crown before the
change of sovereignty. Originally good
titles, under French and Spanish grants,
have been lost on account of "vagueness
in descrintion." Tlicv have lieen pro
nounced "void for uncertainty," etc., as
win be seen iy tne decisions oi the
courts in Louisiana, Florida and Mis
souri cases, ana others.
But here is an unfounded claim in
volving millions of acres, presented to
your office, and the only authority for
harboring it at all is contained in the
act of July 15, 1870, (15 state., p. 304),
which provides that tho Surveyor Gen
eral of Arizona shall, "under such in
structions as may be given by the Secre
tary of the Interior" "ascertain
and report upon the origin, nature
character and extent of claims to lands
in said Territory under thi laws, usages
and customs of Spain, Mexico," etc.
Yon have ascertained the facts in this
case, to your own satisfaction (and I am
fully convinced that your conclusions
are correct), and you report that there
is no claim under the "laws, usages and
customs of Spain or Mexico ;"and further
more that the present petitioners have
no connection with the grantee.
Mr. Reavis at first based his alleged
rights upon purchases from' certain in
dividuals, but that claim of title through
mesne conveyances, he has voluntarily
abandoned, it seems, as untenable, and
now rests entirely on tne title oi jub
wife as the lineal descendant and only
living heir of that Peralta to whom a
king of Spain is said to have given a
Is tins claim of consanguinity and
descent feet up for Mrs. Reavis a verity
which" could lie' established to the sat
isfaction of a court?
It does not appear from the proofs
submitted, which arc of too dubious a
character, to warrant such a conclu
sion. Heirship is not proven, even al
lowing the papers produced to be
Suspicion surrounds this case as pre
sented, at every step from its inception
to the present time. The paper claimed
as ancient documents and exhibited as
the muniments of title (some of which
paiers it is alleged were found by Mr.
Reavis amongst the prosthumous effects
of one Dr. Willingj under whom he
originally asserted his claim by mesne
conveyances) are made up of shreds ami
patches, full of inconsistencies and
anachronisms and utterly unworthy of
faith or credit. The correct use of the
Spanish language is represented as hav
ing been ignored by persons high in
civil and eclesiastical authority, even
by royalty itself, and that tho most
reprehensible frauds have been at
tempted in this case by some one, at
some time, I have no doubt.
I agree with you and with the views
of my predecessor, hereinbefore quoted,
that the essential foundation of a
recognizable claim under the laws 6t
Spain and the treaties and laws of the
United States, does not appear in this
The most material ingredient, claimant
"prima facie entitled, is also lacking,
leaving uo one to invoke the aid of the
actof 1870, even if theclaim was founded
on fact. In the absence of a grant
and a grantee, the mere assertion of one
or the other can invest no right and im
pose no duty.
Entertaining these views in the prem
ise", I return herewith the papers re
ceived with votir said, letter of Octolicr
12, 183!), and direct you to strike the
case off your docket and notify Mr.
Reavis of the action.
A SAT) HETURN.
MRS COMTTON HIIOUOIIT
Hoes East for Her Health, ltut Gets Worse
Instead of lletter Her Attendant's
San Francisco, June 1. Mrs. Mary
Compton, wife of T. J. Comptou, a well
known merchant of Potter vailey, Men
docino county was taken to the receiving
hospiul late tonight by W. II. Ynrnell,a
relative who brought her all the way from
Searcy, Arkansas. "She is hopelessly in
sane,"eaid Yarnell,in n telegram in ref
erence to her pitiable condition,
which was sent to her husband.
Mrs. Compton is the mother of two
young children. Some five weeks ago
her health was giving way rapidly
when she received news that her
brother had died at Searcy. She
determined to go to Arkansas to pee her
brother's grave, and thinking the
journey would improve her health, her
husband consented. After she reached
Scarey, her health broke rapidly and
she began to ue morphine injections
until she became almost a slave to the
"I decided to take her back to her
husband;" said Yamell. "One can
scarcely imagine what a terrible time I
had during the five nights and days I
watched over her on the train. At times
she was very violent and would smash
everything in sight and hurl every
article she could lay her hands on out of
the car windows."
LEFT THE TKACK.
Accident on the .Santa Fe Near Iledoqdo
Los Angeles, June 1. This morning
a crowded Santa Fe excursion train
from this city to Redondo Reach
was moving along at a ter
rible rate of speed, when
the trucks of the engine jumped
the track and lieforc Engineer McCand
lish could bring the train to a standstill
his engine jumped and pulled the bag
gage car and two passenger coaches from
Tho passengers were considerably
shaken up, but no one received a
scratch. Another engine was tele
graphed for and passengers were brought
bacK to this city. The wreck could
not be cleared away for some hours and
no more trains were run today.
There is no reason given for the ac
cident other than the curve is quite
sharp and in making the turn the
trucks left the track,
Harrloa Goe Higher.
Manaou, Nicaragua, June 1. Senior
Modesto Barrios has resigned his post as
Minister of the Interior and has been
replaced by Licentinate Erutos Pligua,
late Chancellor of the Exchequer. The
Government appointed Barrios Minister
for Nicaragua in London.
Fire In the lloaton Mine.
Asiii.ani), Pa., June 1. The situation
at tiie burning Boston mine is un
changed. The men are at work driving
shafts, but it is impossible to give any
definite statkment as to the extent of
the fire, as only a part of it can be
The House. Will Discuss
Silver and Politics.
The Senate Will Also Take
Up Silver Legislation.
Republican Members Now Being: Can
vassed on the Caucus Silver Bill
Conference Reports Expected.
Washington, Juno 1. The silver
question and politics are likely to be
tho topics for consideration in the House
this week. On Tuesday cither the sil
ver bill or the McDiffie vs. Turpen Ala
bama election case comes up. The pre
cise order is not yet determined, but if
the leaders who aro canvassing
the Republican Representatives progress
far enough, to'ensure" the aptearence of
a majority for the main features of the
caucus silver bill, they will call it up
Tuesday under special rule. This will
limit the time for discussion. Final
action on the bankruptcy and postoffice
appropriation bills will also be among
the probable subjects for early action.
In the Senate the silver question
promises to lie the princinal subiect.
although it is likely to le interfered with
uy tne presentation of conference re
ports on several other measures.
Mr. Hlalne' Narrow Encape.
Washington, June 1. Mrs. Harrison
and Mrs. IHaine today visited Alexan
dria, and attended services at Christ
iiiurcn, wnere Washington wor
shipped. While Mrs. Rhine was in the
carriage awaiting for the return of Mrs.
Hum:)!!, who iihu gone liuotneciiurcii,
the horses became frightened and ran
away. Coachman Lamb was thrown to
the ground and internally injured,
when tho horses were btopped. Mrs.
Blaine escaped unhurt.
VIOI.KNT STOIC M.S.
Great Damage Dime In Virginia and Wext
uai.timoke, June 1. Dispatches from
various towns in Virginia tell of terrific
wind, hail and electric storms. Kum
lers of barns were struck by lightning
and many animals were killed. The
storms aho extended over the line inlo
At Warrenton the Baptist church was
unroofed. The storm was accompanied
by a violent deluge of hail and hardly a
whole pane of glass can be found in the
side of hotne on Main and Winchester
At Sunset Point, West Virginia, two
frame churches and half a dozen houses
were blown down. Sevcial persons
were injured and miles of farm lands
Pickpocket' Han est.
K.iNSAh Citv, Mo., June 1. Pick
pockets raideil a Missouri Pacific train
from Warrensburg, Missouri, crowded
with Dunkards returning to their
homes. One Dunkard minister was
relieved of $1800 in money, and another
of $800 and a gold watch. Different
memliers of the party lost watches and
Trouble In the Hank.
Nnw Haven, Conn., June 1. The
local division of the Order of Railway
Conductors disbanded this evening on
account of the action of the Grand
Division in eliminating the anti-strike
clause from the constitution of the
A Hanker .Suicide.
Makinetta, Wis., June 1. O. C.
Brown, a millionaire banker of this
city, committed suicide today by shoot
ing himself. He has been ill and
An Kx-Congrcman Dead.
PouaiiKEEi'MK, N. Y., Hon. John
Thompson died suddenly this morning,
aged efghty-one years. He was a mem
ber of Congress during the exciting
sessions preceeding the admission of
Kansas, in which struggle ho took an
important part in the debate.
Saved by l'akteur' Method.
New Yoiik, June 1. Seven lxys who
were bitten by a mad dog recently in
St. Joseph, Illinois, arrived from that
city today. They were taken to the
New York Pasteur Institute, where they
received prompt attention from Dr.
Philadelphia, June 1. The poet,
Walt Whitman, was entertained at a
dinner tonight by a number of literary
friends, the occasion being his seventy
Overcome by Kinoke.
Louisville, June 1. The Dupont
paper mills were burned tonight. The
loss was $235,000. A foreman was over
come by the smoke and died in a short
Eight Slightly Injured.
Omaha, Junol. The Lincoln local pas
senger train, on the Burlington road,
was derailed near here yesterday morn
ing. Eight passengers were slightly
Had a Feed.
Boston, June 1. Many prominent
gentlemen attended the Home Market
Club's banquet last night, including
Speaker Reed, Secretary Proctor and
Congressmen Dingley and Greenwald.
New Ilallroad Opened.
Citv of Mexico, 1. The branch of
the Inter-Oceanic railroad from Pueblo
to Matamoras was opened to traffic, with
appropriate ceremonies yesterday.