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VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 165.
Mcnitrous Corruption in the
The Grand Jury's Sensational
A Disgrace to the City and a Shame
A. Prominent Citizen Found to be ,a Pro
fessional Burglar—Other East
Associated Press Dispatches. ]
New York, March 25.—Tlie Grand
Jury today handed a long presentment
to Judge Fitzgerald, in which the Sher
iff's office is characterized as a disgrace
to the city and a shame to civilization.
The Grand Jjgsy said inquiry had
failed to single redeeming ele
ment in the iifcnagement of the Sheriff's
office. It was it black record of violated
law, tardy justice, forced settlements,
corruption and bribery. It was •> no
longer a question of what ought to be
done to remedy the existing evils, but
that something must be done at once
and without delay. The foreman asked
that copies of the presentment be sent to
the Governor and Statu Legislature. .
The presentment, in referring to Sher
iff's sales, says during the three years
ended January 1, 1886, one firm 'or auc
tioneers conducted Sheriff's salt;- from
which it realized the sum oi $1,367,-568;;
of this sum $43,937 was divided between
the Sheriff and auctioneers. In the year
1889 the Sheriff's profits were "over
$5,000. How much more he received for
extra compensation cannot be learned
because oi the looseness of his accounts.
Under the system in vogue, a (deputy
sheriff, to realize substantial pecuniary j
advantage, is almost compelled to com- j
mit criminal acts, certainly to lay aside !
all idea of honesty and integrity. For
twenty years past", says the jury," there
has 15een a subversion of public interest ■
to persona] gain, and the employment of
men of ignorance and cupidity in the ''
A Fashionable Couple the Leaders of a
New York, March 25. —The fashion
able suburban town of Montclair. N. J.,
is horrified over the discovery that one
Of her most respected citizens, James |
Tuthill, a mason contractor, is a burglar i
who has been robbing bouses right and i
left for years past. He was identified
by accident. One of his victims,grapplintr
with him in a house last week, un
masked him. A search of his house re
vealed thousands of dollars' worth of
jewelry, money anil plate hid in the
cellar.' Tuthill and his pretty wife are
in jail. His former friends believe he
was captain of a robber band, and that
his wife was his trusted lieutenant.
They were both highly respected in
Montclair, and were g 1 church mem
CRIME AND CASUALTY.
An Kpideinic of Natalities Prevailing in
Denver, March 25. —An epidemic in
fatal accidents and shooting affairs ap
pears to have visited Colorado, and more
deaths have resulted from these causes
during the past thirty-six hours than for
At Aspen, Sunday, Charles Swanson
was dashed to pieces by being thrown
from a runaway car down the incline of
the Governor mine.
Charles Hart, working in the Gol- |
conda mine on Aspen mountain, the
same afternoon, was struck iv the small I
of the back by a piece of ore, sustaining [
injuries from which he died. Both leave
At Trinidad, yesterday, John McDer- J
mott, working in Forbes's coal mine,
was killed by a falling roof.
At Idaho Springs Young Neils Olsen
was kicked on the head by a horse; his
skull was fractured, and he will probably
At Crested Butte John Pleud and John
Pogna quarreled in a saloon. The latter
was shot dead.
At Colorado Springs, yesterday after
noon, four boys were walking through
the Garden of the Gods. Two of them
had a difficulty; one Ryan struck a com
panion named Ford on the head with n
club, fracturing his skull; he cannot re
At Glenwood Springs Mather Kellogg,
a prominent ranchman on Rifle creek,
went to Rifle station Sunday in com
pany with his hired man, named Davis.
They became intoxicated, had a quarrel
and returning home at night, had a
rough and tumble tight on a pile of rails
near the barn. Davis, getting the worst
of the battle, pulled a huge knife and
plunged it in Keliogg'e side, inflicting a
terrible wound, from which he will die.
Davis was arrested.
At Durango, Colorado, J. P. Archden,
a prominent citizen,i ill with typhoid
fever, arose froih his bed, fell and strik
ing hi" head on the window sill, received
injuries from which be died in twenty
At Greeley, Geo. C. Erecman blew his
brains out on 'account of unrequited
love. His parents live at Milwaukee.
In this city Casper Peppermeyer, oi
Burlington, lowa, was killed while at
tempting to stop a runaway team.
Washington, March 25. — Secretary
Noble today rendered a decision in a
case involving the question of the assign
ability of the right to make a soldiers'
additional homestead entry. The Secre
tary decides the question in the nega
tive, and says that by constructing the
soldiers' homestead as a whole, it is clear
Congress did not intend the privilege
granted to the soldier to be subject to
barter and sale or assignment to
Tbe Conscience Fund Enlarged.
Washington, March 25. —The con
science fund has been enlarged by $1,500
received today from New York, the
sender stating that it ia the last pay
ment of, with twenty-five per cent, over
and .tbo ye the amount,what he defrauded
. the < krvernment of yean ago.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
THE LEADVILLE SMELTERS.
They Demand the Free Admission or
Leadville, Col, March 25.—At a meet
ing of representatives of Leadville's four
smelters, held today, resolutions were
passed protesting against the imposition
of a duty on silver lead-ores from Mex
ico, for the reason that even with those
ores it is difficult to get lead enough to
keep the smelters in Colorado alive, and
that to shut out Mexican ores would
sooner or later close up every Btnelter in
Leadville. Telegrams were sent to the
leading Western members of Congress,
urging them to oppose the proposed
duty. The American smelter was repre
sented by its president, Henry I. Hig
gins ; the Arkansas Vallcv, by its gen
eral manager, Charles T. Lemberg; the
Harrison Reduction Works, by its su
perintendent and manager, J.W. Neill;
the Elgin smelter, by its manager, H.
LET JACKSON STEP FORTH.
Sullivan Ready to Attend to the Austra
Boston, March 25.—"Now that I have
settled my Mississippi trouble, I want
to attend to Jackson's claims," Said Sul
livan today. "If the California Athletic
or any other club puts up a purse of
$20,000, I will meet him in battle for the
championship. I don't care what gloves
are used, so long as they come within
the restriction of the law. 1 will not
under any circumstances fight a ring
battle again. I've had enough illegal
business.". Sullivan added that the
people who criticise his high figures,
don't know what they are talking about
It costs hint a' great.deal to train, end
he waaits something for fighting.
A Naval Officer Promoted.
Washington, March 2i». —The Presi
dent tockty nominated Pay :Di rector
Thomas 11. Looker, of the navy, Chief of
the Bureau of Provisions and' Clothing
and Paymaster-General, with the rank
THE FIRE FIEND.
3SSULT OF THE PRAIRIE FIRES IN
Che Loss Estimated a Quartar of a Mil
lion—Fire Bugs Attempt to Burn Bis
marck, N. D. — Three Children Cre
Kansas City, March 25. —Dispatches
roiu those counties in Kansas which
vere devastated by prairie tires Sunday
md Monday, report the fires subdued,
["he number of farms included in the
ire i* about fifty-two, and the number
ff houses, with surrounding barns and
"beds, is about the same. Not a single
•liuiuin life was lost, so far as reported.
Hie loss to live stock is not heavy, but
:reat quantities of farm produce were
lestroyed. The total loss is estimated
it a quarter of a million. Growing
•v-heat is reported to have escaped all
The greatest of the 11 res was the one
jvhich swept over Rooks and Phillips
•utilities. It devastated fully 250 square
Medicine Lodge, Kansas, March 25. —
rhis morning the bouse occupied by 1..
B. Root was burned; his three children,
tged li, 4 and 2, respectively, perished.
Hie father was away and the mother
ivas milking. Mrs. Root was severely
burned in trying to rescue her children.
Chanute, Kan., March 25. —A flax
mill here was destroyed by an incendiary
this morning, and an unknown man was
burned to death.
Minneapolis, March 25.—A Bismarck,
S". D., special says that town was greatly
bxcited over two or three incendiary
tires started early this morning. Every
thing was wet from snow and rain, and
this aided the citizens in suppressing
what might have been a conflagration,
riiere is no clue to the miscreant.
The Cherokees' Proposition.
Washington, March 25.—The Chero
kee commission today heard statements
from representatives of the tribes in the
Indian Territory. Several propositions
were submitted"to the commission, and
it was stated that if those propo
sitions could be made the basis
of an agreement, the Cherokees
would consent to the cession of their
lands. Chief Mayes's propositions are
substantially: The Government shall
fulfill its obligation to expel from
the Cherokee Nation all non-citi
zens; a joint commission Bhall
be appointed to determine the ques
tion of citizenship claimed by several
thousand freedmen now hi the Territory;
the Government shall relinquish its
right to settle friendly Indians on Chero
kee lands, cast of the 96th meridian;
the Government shall indicate its will
ingness to pay a fair cash value for the
Cherokee outlet. Mayes and Bushy
bead, however, disclaim authority to
speak for the people.
Horsewhipped by a Widow.
Cuicaoo, March 25.—A sensation was
created this afternoon in front of the
First National Bank, when Mrs. Frank
Kent, a widow, horsewhipped United
States Commissioner Simeon W. King.
After receiving several blows King in
desperation lifted his cane and struck
her. A policeman then arrested tbe
woman and King went to his office. Mrs.
Kent claims that King, who had been
her attorney, defrauded and calumni
ated her. King says Mrs. Kent held
unrightful possession of one of his
houses, in company with an alleged an
archist, named Iftarburgh. and objecting
to such tenants, he was about to have
her ejected. Mrs. King was bailed out
A Sea Captain on Trial.
Vh tokia, March 25.—The case of Cap
tain Dan McLean, of the schooner Mary
Ellen, came up in the Police Court to
day, the charge being attempted murder
on"the high seas. Prosecutor Thomas
Cumunngs gave evidence as to shipping
in the Mary Ellen at 'Frisco, March 4th.
He, with other sailors, were taking a
reef in a jib, when the captain swore at
him, struck him on the head with a be
laying-pin and knocked him senseless.
Andrew Williams, another sailor, cor
roborated Cummings's evidence, and the
further hearing of the charge was post
poned, the prisoner's hail being fixed at
$4,000. Bonds had not been obtained
up to tonight.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 2b\ 1890.
Fire on the Water Front at
A Serious Conflagration Nar
A Sensational Episode Takes Place
One Leading Legislator Smashes Another's
Nose—A Murder Near Seattle.
I Associated Press Dispatches.]
SAM Fbancisco, March 25. —Fire broke
out this evening in the bay and grain
stable of Scott. & McCord, on the water
I front, and soon spread to several other
buildings. A high wind was blowing',
which fanned the flames so that by the
engines' arrival Somers & Healy's bay
and grain warehouse next door was also
a mass of flames. In a short time L. Ol
sen'scooperage.H. Roscb's lodging-house
and Kilcome & McDonough's saloon
were in flames. For a time it seemed
that a general conflagration would re-
I suit, but the firemen' worked hard, and
•j 'after about an hour's work got the fire
The losses are L. W. Olson's coopet-
I destroyed, $2,000, much of
I tiie-stock being saved ; Scott & McCord,
j hay andjgTain, $12,000, partially insured;
SoinersAJlealy. hay and grain, $10,000'
: insurance, 3,000; the building, owned
; by,I.E. Rider, was worth $2,000 and is
a total loss; 11. KaSch, lodging-house,
: totally destroyed, $3,000; Kilcome A Me-
I Donough, saloon,.partially burned, $000.
I A few other buildings were Slightly
damaged by water. The losses will ag
gregate about $25,000, and the insurance
| between $0,000 and $7,000.
"tinpwra yon romayer."
The Talented Matrimonial Agent Gives
Up Life In Despair.
San Francisco, March 25. —The
Chronicle will nay tomorrow that the un
known man who shot and killed him
self in front of an approaching train at
San Pablo, Saturday, was none other
than K. O. Mayer, alias Ludwig Yon
Romayer, late manager of the "Inter
national Bureau of Private Transact
ions'," who was not long ago sued for
$25,000 damages for attempted outrage
oti Miss Amelia Jaude, on his ranch
near San Jose.
I lis international bureau scheme,
through which he. proposed to provide
foreign noblemen with American heir
esses, teas thoroughly exposed lately,
and this together with the fact that the
Sheriff was searching for him to serve
papers in the damage suit drove him, it
is thought, to take his own life."
Speaker Elirman Smashes Representa
tive Brown's Nose.
Oi.vmpia. Wash., March 25.—The
House w.is called to order at 8 o'clock
j this morning, and the doors were locked.
I Several representatives arrived shortly
I after and demanded admittance. Upon
j being refused by the Assistant Sergeant
' at-Arms, Representative Brown, of Spo
kane county, burst the door in and took
j his seat inside. For this he was repri
j manded by Speaker Ehrman. Meeting
Brown afterwards, he referred to the
reprimand. Brown then accused Ehr
j man of accepting bribes. Tho latter
i struck Brown in the face twice, breaking
j his nose. The men were separated, and
| Brown was taken to the hospital.
A FLEA FOR I'ARUOX.
The Governor Urged to Release Arthur
Sacramento, March 25.—Strong pres
sure has been brought to bear upon Gov
ernor Waterman in the last few days to
secure the pardon of Arthur D.
January, who stole fifty-two
thousand dollars of the special
deposits in the State treasury while his
father was Treasurer. Judge" Van Fleet,
who sentenced him, and many others
have signed a petition for his pardon.
The point made is that he is dying of
consumption. No decision has yet been
reached by the Governor.
Killed with a Gas I'lpe.
Seattle, March 25. —Fred Freeman,
head tallyman of the Port Berkeley saw
mill, was struck on the head with a gas
pipe yesterday afternoon by J. 0. Wil
liams," an employee of the mill, and
died this morning at the hospital from
the efTect of the blow. Williams was
brought to this city and locked up.
Williams and Freeman became involved
in a quarrel over where some lumber
should be placed, and Freeman called
Williams a name, whereupon the latter
picked up a. gas pipe and struck him on
the back of the bead, crushing his skull.
The Coroner'B inquest was held this
afternoon nnd will be continued tomor
row. Williams was a young man who
came here six weeks ago from San Diego.
The Fresno Races.
Fresno, March 25.—'The races were
held here today under a clear sky. The
half-mile dash for two-year-olds of the dis
trict, purse $150, was won by Judge Terry
in 51 seconds, with Tulare Chief second
and Gilderoy third.
One and one-fourth mile dash—s2so;
J. R. Ross's Oro won in 1:57, Pliny sec-
I ond and Hotspur third.
The one-quarter mile and repeat,
I purse $150, was won by Cyclone in two
straight heats. Time, 23J4 and 23% sec
onds. Spring-water was second and
Gypsy Girl third.
Came in on Wheels.
Weaverville, Cal., March 25.—The
Reading and Weaverville stage came in
this evening on wheels for tbe lirst time
for three months. The roads are still in
very bad condition, ami it will be several
days before freight can be brought
To Succeed Themselves.
Sacramento, March 25.—The Governor
has appointed W. W. Stone. K. R.
Hammond, Jr., and Joseph Austin, park
commissioners of San Francisco, to suc
ceed themselves, their term expiring in
j a lew days.
STEPPED ON THE TRACK.
An Aged Woman Killed by a Olrt
Oakland, Cal., March 25.—An elderly
woman, who has not vet been identifier!,
was killed by one of the dirt cars on the
Broadway grade, near the Tabiolo hos
pital, today. The cars, which are filled
with rock at the hill near the old Hale
place, are allowed to run down by
gravity to the fill near Twentieth street
in Broadway. A car was coining down
the grade in charge of two men, who saw
the woman walking beside the track.
They shouted to her to get out. of the
way, but when the car was within abotff
two lengths of her, she stepped upon the
track, and was struck. She was run
over and terribly mangled. Her left arm
and leg were crushed, and she received
internal injuries, causing almost instant
State Board of Trade Officers.
San Fbancisco, March 25. —The new-
Board of Directors of the State Board of
Trade ratified the election of the*; follow
ing officers today: President, E. J.
Gregory; vice-presidents, W. H., Mills
and N. P. Chipman ; secretary, A.Came
netti; treasurer, Grangers' Bank. Jol'm
Q. Brown was elected general manager
of the board.
Lee Chuck's Sentence.
San Francisco, March 25. —Lee Chuck,
the Chinaman who was recently con
victed of murder in the second degree,
for killing a fellow-countryman, was
sentenced today to fifty years' imprison
ment at San Quentin. "
Irrigation Petition Granted.
Frissno, March 25.—The Board of Su
pervisors granted a petition today for
the Fresno Irrigation district, "with
slight changes' in the original bounda
ries. ' • '
Indicted for Wif« Murder.
McMjnville, Ore., March 25. —Wm.
Ms: Scotl was indicted today by the
Grand Jury on the charge of murdering
his wife last February.
FAIR-PROSPECT FOR A MATERIAL
I The Transcontinental Association Takes
Favorable Action—Will the Eastern
Association Ratify the Agreement—
That is the Question,
Ban Francisco, March 25.—The efforts
of the fruit growers of the State to
secure a reduction in rates across the
continent seem to have at last succeeded.
Representatives of the fruit unions who
attended the recent meeting of the
Transcontinental Association at San
! JMegb say a nuiterial reduction was made
lon Eastern shipments (by special train,
and by passenger train in carload lots
from Sacramento oji green fruits.
These rates will not go into
effect, however, unless agreed to by
the executive committees of the Eastern
Trunk Line association, the Central
Traffic Association and lowa lines. It
will prohably be two months before the
new schedule thus proposed by the
Transcontinental Association will be
acted upon by the three oilier associa
"The rates may be adopted by the
Eastern associations, but there are
chances that they will not," said Assist
ant General Freight Agent Sproul, of
the Southern Pacific, today. "For one
thing, it is likely that an agreement
cannot be reached as to the division of
the proceeds. Some of the lines may
demand so high a proportion that it will
be impossible to make the concession."
In an interview President Piatt, of the
California Fruit Union, said: "The re
duction, if effected, will average about
$50 per car. About two-thirds of the
crop of California has been moved, in
the face of the competition of Florida
and Mediterranean fruit. Probably 800
carloads remain in Southern California,
and will find a good market during the
next three months. The entire crop of
California this year will amount to a lit
tle less than 1,000,000 boxes, and that of
Florida to 3,000,000. The latter produc
tion is generally out of the way by the
time that one-half of the California crop
On.- Honored Head Sold at Good
New YortK, March 25.—The sale of
Leland Stanford's Palo Alto trotters be
gan today. There were 100 head, and
they brought good prices. Thirty-two
were by Electioneer. The sale was as
Three-year-old bay filly—T. J. Dolan,
New York, $900.
Three-year-old chestnut filly—Muller
& Sibley, Franklin, Pa., $650.
Bay mare, 6 years old—Robert Steel,
Two-year-old bay filly—Jacob Rup
pert, New York, $2,800.
Two-year-old bay colt—Jacob Ruppert,
New York, $5,750.
Brown filly, 2 years old, by Elec
tioneer, Barbara Maid—J. Malcolm
Forbes, Boston, $2,600.
Bay filly, 4 year* old, by Electioneer,
Cecilia —S. A. Brown & Co., Kalamazoo,
Brown filly, 2 years old, by Electioneer,
Cecilia —same, $2,350.
Bay filly, 2 years, by Electioneer.Cora
Bay filly, 2 years, by Electioneer, Dora
Bay colt, 2 years, by Clay.Edith Carr
—J. Fitzgerald, Cortland," New York,
Bay filly, by Electioneer,Eila—J. Mal
cobn Forbes, Boston, $3,800.
Florence b, c, Sj years, by Piedmont,
Flower Girl—Smith, Powell & Lamb,
Syracuse, N. V., $1,135.
Bay filly, 2 years, by Piedmont.Flower
Girl—Jacob Ruppert, city, $4,100.
Bay filly, 4 years, by Electioneer, Cora
—H. S. Henry, Morrisville, Pa., $3,000.
Chestnut mare, 5 years, by Piedmont,
Gazelle — Robert Steel, Philadelphia,
Bay mare, 5 years, by General Benton,
Battle—C. M. B. Babcock, Binghamton,
N. V., |1,000.
Chestnut colt, 3 yearn, by Piedmont,
Trene—JSW Morgan, Hetapstead, L. 1.,
Bismarck Lays Away His
No More Medals and Uniforms
He Will Never Set His Foot iv Berlin
Caprivi Also Expecting an Early Retire
ment From the Chancellorship.
Old World Echoes.
Associated Press Dispatches.]
Bkrlin, March 25.—Caprivi, on enter
ing the Chancellerie, is reported to have
said : "I shall not probably remain long
here. It would be impossible for me to
sacrifice thy honest opinion at the cap-'
rice of the. Crown."
Bismarck has deposited all his stars,
crosses .and -medals but the Golden
Fleece -and Black Eagle in the
Reich ' Bank.' "No - more uniforms
nor medals for me;" the veteran said,
"You have forced me into retirement,
where I shall wear a frock coat and only
need my iron cross."
Bismarck added: "You will never sec
me in Berlin again."
It is reported that he has purchased a
villa in Switzerland and intends remov
The resignation of Count Herbert Bis
marck has-been accepted and Ilerr Yon
Alvensleben appointed to succeed him
as Dmperial Secretary Foreign Affairs.
Yon Alvensleben, who succeeds Her
bert Bismarck, has served as German
Minister at Washington and Brussels.
Hurr Kunert, a Socialist editor of
Breslau, and a member of the Reichstag,
has been arrested for offending the
Michael Davitt will go to Liverpool to
help the dock laborers in their strike.
Tikhiranoff, the Nihilist author, has
been arrested on the Russian frontier
with dynamite in his possession.
The Stadt theater at Bromberg and
the machine department at Koch's ship
yards at Lubeck were burned Monday.
A meet in?- of the French Cabinet was
held to consider protests by various
French Chambers of Commerce against
the McKinley American Tariff bill.
A large portion of Tianguistengo, Mex
ico, including tlie town hall, containing
valuable old archives, has been de
stroyed by fire. Four lives were lost.
The Danish Minister of War has an
nounced that Socialist workmen would
not be employed in the State workshops,
on the ground that they are subject to
A clerical paper of Austria announces
the betrothal of Arch Duchess Stephanie,
widow of the Crown Prince Rudolph, to
the Archduke Franz, heir to the Aus
Emm Pasha writes that an Arab at
Mombasa saw the body of Dr. Peters,
and declared he had been murdered.
Emm, it is stated, will soon return to
Egypt and not come to Europe.
A company is being formed at Stettin to
trade in Samoa, Tonga and the Fiji
Islands. A regular steamship service
will be established between the islands
and New Zealand and Germany.
Boulanger has written a letter in Which
he renews his offer to return to France,
providing the Government will allow
him to be tried by the Court of Appeals
or a court-martial.
A dispatch from Crete says at Patiama
Sunday a priest was dragged from the
pulpit and paraded through the streets
amid the jeers of a mob. Sixty-four
villagers are starving in prison.
The leading Chinese politicians advo
cate the opening of Thibet to British
trade, and trie conclusion of a defensive
treaty with Great Britain. These meas
ures, they urge, will act as a check upon
More Bnsslan Atrocities. f?
London, March 25.— The Daily A'ews'
publishes extracts from letters received
by Russian refugees, giving the details
of a fight at Irkntsk between
exiles and troops. At their trial,
three of the survivors were sentenced
to be hanged and others to
various terms of imprisonment. Bern
stein, one of the three condemned to
death, was ill, and was carried on his
bed to the scaffold. When the noose
was adjusted the bed was withdrawn.
Soton and Gossman, the two others,
wonld not allow the hangman to touch
them. They adjusted the noose them
selves and died heroically.
The Missouri Fariflr Cats Rates to Meal:
Chicago, March 25. —Talking tonight
with a representative of the Associated.
Press, regarding tlie cutting of passeii-.
ger rates west of the Missouri river, Mi>
Townsend, general passenger agent of
the Missouri Pacific, said he wished to
deny the charges that his road is cutting
rates in the spirit of "piracy." The
Missouri Pacific, he said, maintains the
same standit has since the beginning of
the trouble, that it will meet competi
tion wherever found. The cutting of
rates has been done, he said, to meet
those of competitors, and by the direct
orders of President Jay Gould.
AX ABUNDANCE OF WORK.
Employment for One Thousand Men at
Vau.ejo, Cal.. March 25.—The out
look for a busy summer for a large num
ber of men working on the navy yard is
good. In less than two weeks the work
of finishing the Monadnock will be com
menced, and this means two years' work
for many men. Orders were received
Monday to proceed with the work of
making the San Francisco's furniture,
cooperage, boats, equipage, etc., which
will give work to all claeees of me
chanics. Over 600 men are new work
ing in the yard, and the new work will
increase the fere* to 1,000 or more.
p Wbyi the* Haii.y Herald and
U S2 tho WKEKf.Y HEBAT.n. J
k IT IS NEWSY AMD CLEAN. 1
(ieneral Schenck's remains have ar
rived at Dayton, Ohio, from Washing
ton for burial.
The celebrated stallion May King has
been sold by W. E. Spier to Sibley A
Miller, of Franklin, Pa., for $20,000.
William Waldorf Astor has arranged,
as a final tribute to the late John Jacob
Astor, to place a massive bronze at the
Broadway entrance to Trinity church,
New <*r'ork, $100,000.
At Arkansas City, Ark., a skiff in
which were John Pickett, Lewis Wil
liams, Harriet Lee and her four children
capsized, and all but Pickett and one of
the children were drowned.
At Buffalo the jury in the case of
Stephen F. Sherman, the former man
ager of the associated elevators, charged
with grand larceny in stealing wheat,
brought in a verdict of guilty.
One hundred and fifty workmen on
the North Denver sewers have quit work.
They have been working ten hours a
day, the diggers getting $1.75, and the
pipe-layers $2. They want an advance
of twenty-five cfents "a day.
Hon. Joseph S. Miller, ex-Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue, Rev. Mr.
Medley and James A. Bing were coming
down a creek in the mountains of West
Virginia; their boat capsized, Bing was
drowned, and Mr. Miller, it is feared, is
•The annual statement of the American
Bell Telephone Oompanv shows: Earn
ings, $4,044,704, against $3,865,118 in
1888; increase in net earnings, $244,533;
dividends, $1,230,500; increase, $16,644;
surplus, $2,151,011; increase, $22,976.
Major Chrisman, Jacob Wissler and
Mr. Price, representing the Farmers'
Alliance of the United States have con
cluded to establish an Alliance aglficul
tural works at Iron Gate, Virginia. The
works will emply from 300 to 500 hands,
and the products will go to every sub
alliance in the country, representing
CONFLAGRATIONS DO MUCH DAM
AGE IN TOKIO.
Dutch Troops Repulsed and Several Offi
cers Killed in Encounters with the
Chinese—Cause of the Trouble—Other
San Francisco, March 25.—The steam
ship City of Peking arrived from China
and Japan today, bringing advices that
on February 271 h some fifteen hundred
Japanese houses were destroyed by fire
in Tokio, and seventy-eight partially
burned. Two persons were killed and
I twenty-five firemen more or less in
jured. One hundred and seventy-eight
houses were burned in the city on the
preceding day, and on March sth about
eight hundred and sixty were destroyed
and several fireman injured. The fire
Several serious encounters between
Dutch troops and a party of Chinese are
reported, with rather severe losses to the
former. A party of Dutch convicts were
sent out to clear a jungle and were fired
on from ambush. A detachment of
troops were driven back the next day
with nine wounded, and on the Sth of
March Lieutenant Muller, who went out
in command of two companies, W*is
killed, and Captain Van Heust, who
succeeded him, was shot down and
seven of his men received severe wounds.
The Chinese papers say that the For
mosan savages of Ta Ko Kan, alarmed at
the progress of General Wu, submitted
to the latter and gave up the
notorious chief, Niu Ming Las Wai,
who was executed January 17th.
He was the head of several" aborig
inal villages, and bad been instrumental
in causing the slaughter of over 200 per
sons. The walls of his dwelling were
hung with the heads of his victims.
A thief known as Lai Tow was robbing
a house in the village of Cheng Kiatuan '
when the house was set on fire by sparks
from the pipe of an old man left
to watch it. The thief was
caught by the villagers as he was
. escaping, and when the fire had spread
and consumed seventeen huts, he i was
.tied hand and foot, saturated with lamp .
oil and thrown into the flames, where
death soon ended his shrieks.
DRANK EM HA I. .HI NO FLUID.
: Accidental Death of a Noted Hrotch-
Evanbyillb, Ind., March 25.—Prof.
Richard Owen, a well-known scientist,
was fatally, andA. H. Fretagoet, a prom
inent merchant, seriously poisoned last
night, by taking m drink from a bottle
supposed to contain mineral water, but
which really was embalming fluid.
Prof. Owen was one of the four sons of
the Scotch philanthropist Robert Owen,
known all over the world for his learn
ing and benevolence. Prof. Owen'"
two brothers, David Dale, the eminent
geologist, and Robert Dale, statesman
and scholar, were also of world-Wide
'reputation. Prof. Richard Owen was
celebrated as a scholar, scientist and
soldier. He was born in Scotland and
educated abroad, afterwards coming to
this country. After serving in the
United States Geological Survey, he be
came Captain in the Mexican war. He
was afterwards State Geologist for Indi
ana, and professor in Bloomington Uni
versity. In the civil war he served with
gallantry as Lieutenant-Colonel of the
Fifteenth Indiana Regiment; was after
wards promoted, and commanded the
Sixtieth Indiana until 1808, when ill
health compelled his resignation. He
was also an author of some note.
Tried for Shooting; Her Husband.
Han Fbancisco, March 25.—The sec
ond trial of Xarifa S. Failing, for the'
rnnrder of her husband, Charles D.
Failing, on the 15th of April, 1888, be
gan today. Failing was out driving with
another woman, when his wife, who was
on the sidewalk, drew a pistol and shot
him in the back. The jury at the first
trial failed to agree.
Testing the Petrel's Guns.
Mokbok, Va., March 26.—The Naval
Inspection Board arrived this morning
and went to sea on the Petrel for a ■«