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VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 176.
BEYOND THE ROCKIES
Much Suffering in the Del
Many Casualties Attending the
The Break at Catfish Point Causing
Disastrous Floods in Texas—Suicide of a
Prominent Citizen of Chicago.
Associated Press Dispatches.]
Rosedale, Miss., April s.—The new
levee at Catfish point broke yesterday
morning. The water is rushing through
a gap tiOO feet wide. It had been looked
on as weak for some time. Most of the
plantations affected are already more or
less inundated f Din the breaks at Easton
and Huntington. Many of the best
estates in the county will be flooded. It
is believed no human life is endangered.
Greenville Again Flooded.
Greenville, Miss., April s.—The cre
vasse in the levee which broke at Cattish
point is now from 1,700 to 1,800 feet wide,
and increasing. The water reached
Greenville this morning, and tonight
rose one foot in the streets, and is still
rising rapidly. Washington avenue, the
main business street, is now one sheet of
water from the corner of Poplar street to
the racetrack, and the water is making
its way over. the sidewalks into the
stores. A great many people had to va
cate their residences to seek higher quar
ters on account of the sudden rise.
Planters Drowned Out.
Parties who arrived from Green
wood (the greater part of tlie journey
being made in a skiff") describe the situ
ation in the Sunflower lowlands awter
rible. At an astonishing speed tlie water
is spreading over a vast extent of im
proved and cultivated lands and forcing
out tlie planters, many of whom would
have been, at the end of another week or
so, through with planting. Houses of
all descriptions and fences in long sec
tions are carried aw r ay by the terrible
currents, and every conceivable house
hold object is seen floating down the
Much Suffering Among the Negroes.
In this neighborhood skiffs with tents
are badly needed by the colored people.
At every step a colored laborer, his family
and his all are found, almost destitute,
arrayed in garments which have seen
their best days, and which afford them
blW'iittle comfort and protection. If no
assistance comes to these people, many
will die from exposure. Food will soon
be needed, and if not provided great
suffering will be the consequence. The
Government officers have done a great
•leal of good in that section, but other
localities are now showing signs of ap
In the vicinity of Winerville a great
many cattle are dying from a disease
called the hollow horn.
At Mound landing, seven miles below
Catfish point, the river fell two feet to
day, no doubt owing to the large break.
The Lake Washington country and the
highest points on the banks of the beau
tiful lake are also rapidly disappearing
out of sight, a thing which has not been
known since 1854.
The outlook is not hopeful for the
planting of the overflowed region before
May. Just as soon as the water sub
sides sufficiently, it is supposed the
break will be temporarily closed so that
the crops may be .protected against any
future rise this season.
Government Officers Affording Relief.
Arkansas City, Ark., April s.—As
foon as the news of the break at Catfish
point reached here the Government
steamers Speed and Graham took sev
eral barges to that point and brought
away about 150 people and their effects;
also a lot of stock, etc. Captain Tellin
ger, of the Government servico, is on
the ground doing everything he can to
save life and property.
Vicksburo, Miss., April 5. —A raft
containing twenty negroes who were try
ing to escape from the flood, capsized in
the mouth of the Rogue river. Only
thirteen reached shore alive.
Greenville, Miss., April s.—Yester
day, while a colored man and three wo
men were in a skiff, fleeing from the
flood in the Rogue Camp country, the
skiff commenced leaking, and before as
sistance could be rendered, the whole
party went down. The man had a nar
row escape, but the three women were
Flood in Texas.
Dallas, Tex., April s.—The Trinity
river, like all others, is overflowing its
bottoms, and much damage is resulting
therefrom by the drowning of stock. A
dam broke at the unfinished city water
works above the city, and now the new
$2,000 pumping engine is 100 feet under
water. The unfinished reservoir will
sustain damages to the extent of many
thousands of dollars.
One of Chicago's Mont Prominent Men
Chicago, April s.—MarciusC. Steams,
one of Chicago's oldest and wealthiest
citizens, attempted suicide at his resi
dence today. He fired four bullets into
his head, producing a wound from which
recovery is impossible. The members
of his family profess ignorance beyond
the fact that for some time Steams has
been in depressed spirits. It is sur
mised that his despondency was due to
the recent death ot his favorite daughter,
the wife of ex-Mayor Carter Harrison.
Steams Was one of the leading members
of the Board of Trade, and has an estate
valued at $150,000.
No-Verdict in the Price Case.
San Erancisco, April s.—ln Judge
Finn's court, today, the jury in the case
of Attorney H.. T. Price, charged with
the forgery of the name of Judge Coffey
to an order of court in the matter of the
esbi ' welch, 'ruled to agree
on fi 1 were discharged.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
Bishop Goodsell Exhorts the Ministers
to Get Off the Fence.
New YoßK,April 5. —At the Methodist-
Episcopal Conference today Bishop
Goodsell, in an address, said the min
isters should not sit on the fence wait
ing to make up their minds which way
to go. The liquor traffic was
roundly denounced. Tlie Methodist
church, Bishop Goodsell said, had no
favors to ask from the liquor interests.
It was eminently proper that the
Methodist church should take the lead
in the labor questions, as it was the
church nearest the people.
Rhode Island Elections.
Newport, R. 1., April 5. —The supple
mentary election today for first and
fourth Representatives resulted in the
election of two Democrats. It is pos 4
sible the election is not legal, as it was
held under the old voting system instead
of under the provisions of the new bal
Later.—The supplementary elections
today bring the Legislature to stand
47 Republicans, 48 Democrats. There
are seventeen members yet to be
elected, and of these the Republicans
need seven to carry the grand com
Billiard Tonrnament Opened.
Chicago, April 5. —A billiard tourna
ment in which Schaeffer, Daly and other
celebrities are to participate, "opened to
night at Central Music hall before an
audience of 3,000 people. The game to
night was between Siosson and Catton,
the former playing 500 points to Cat
ton's 250. Siosson played admirably and
won with ease. Score Siosson, 500;
average, 25; highest run, 435. Catton,
384 (250 added); average, 63-5; highest
A SENATORIAL POWWOW.
REPUBLICAN SENATORS HOLD A
The Silver Question the Chief Topic of
Discussion —No Definite Conclusions
Reached—Other Matters Considered.
Washington, April 5.— About two
thirds of the Republican Senators met in
conference tonight, at the residence of
Senator Chandler, to discuss the silver
question. The Western Senators, those
known as silver men, had the floor
at first and explained their views
at length, when the representa
tives of the other sections expressed
themselves. No marked preference for
the Windom bill as against the Jones
bill (reported by the Senate committee
on finance) was shown. It was the gen
eral opinion that the Republican Con
gressmen should harmonize upon some
measure of legislation on the silver ques
tion, and press it to a passage at as early
a date as possible. The exact provisions
of this measure will probably be defined
at another conference to be held in the
The action of the Republican mem
bers of the committee on privileges and
elections in requesting Chairman Hoar
to prepare a national election law vva3
referred to, and it is understood to have
met the approval of the conference.
The status of the anti-Trust bill was
discussed briefly, but its place on the
programme of business where it origi
nally stood first was not definitely de
cided upon. When it was reported back
from the judiciary committee, Edmunds
said he would call it up immediately
after the Montana case was concluded.
A FAMIL V POISONED.
Man and Wife Dead—A Servant Charged
With the Crime.
Chicago, April s.—George R. Newland,
of Englewood, and wife died this morn
ing, and his daughter is seriously ill from
the effects of poison that is thought to
have been administered last night. Their
servant girl, Emma Stark, who is sus
pected of the crime, left this
morning for Laporte, Ind. The police
have been telegraphed to arrest her. A
girl resembling the servant bought
"rough on rats" at a drug store near the
scene of the poisoning yesterday after
A grown up son of Mr. Newland was
also poisoned, but is out of danger. The
girl had only been in the family employ
for one day. Yesterday afternoon she
complained of toothache and went
to the drug store, ostensibly to
get something to relieve it. It
is supposed that while on this trip she
procured the poison. What possible
motive she could have had for the poi
soning is a mystery. The doctor exam
ined a can of corn from which the fam
ily had partaken at supper, and does not
believe there was any injurious matter
in it, thus rendering more positive the
belief that poison was put in their food
by the girl.
This evening a woman answering the
suspected servant's description was ar
rested at the Park theater. Sbe denied
all knowledge of the poisoning of the
Newland family, though positively
identified by a number of persons as be
ing the suspected girl. The prisoner
said her real name was Mrs. William
Ray, her husband, from whom she has
been living apart, being a bill-poster at
Fort Wayne, Ind. She tells a rambling
story of having a sister who is an exact
picture of her, both in appearance and
dress, and who is the wife of a railroad
man, Ed Favorite, at Peoria. The police
took little stock in the sister story, and
promptly placed the supposed poisoner
behind the bars.
New York, April s.—The second
tournament for the Amateur Athletic
Union's light-weight tug-of-war cham
pionship of the United States resulted
tonight in a victory for the Acorn Ath
letic Club of Brooklyn. The Yale team
was obliged to withdraw, Princeton ob
jecting to it as professional. Princeton
was second. Berkeley, Star and English-
America were the other competitors.
Oregon Republican Primaries.
Portland, Ore., April 5. —Returns up
to midnight from the Republican pri
maries show that the Lotan faction will
control forty-seven of the seventy-seven
delegates to the County Convention,
while the Simon ticket elected but
twenty. Other precincts which are yet
to be heard from, it is believed, will in
crease tlie Lotan majority.
SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1890.
WEST COAST NEWS.
Protection for California
The Woodworth Cranks Moving
Out of Oakland.
The Bay Cities to be Destroyed on
the 14th Inst.
The Transcontinental Association Finishes
Its Work —Death of Father
Fuqua at Pomona.
Associated Press Dispatches. |
San Francisco, April 5.—A letter was
received today from Congressman Clunie
by the State Board of Horticulture,
stating that the committee on ways and
means had fixed a duty on imported
prunes at two cents a pound. Last year
it was only one cent. A letter was re
ceived on Friday from Representative
Vandever, stating that his schedule of
taxes on fruit had been substantially
adopted by the ways and means com
mittee, and that it affords ample pro
tection to California-grown fruit.
Fleeing from the Doomed Cities on the
Oakland, April 5. —A number of the
followers of Mrs. Woodworth have sent
a petition to Governor Waterman de
claring that the cities of San Francisco,
Oakland and Alameda are to be de
stroyed by a great earthquake and tidal
wave April 14th, and asking that days
be appointed for fasting and prayer in
all the churches throughout the" State,
and that not later than April 4th all
prisoners confined in jail in the three
cities be removed to places of safety, and
that the United States securities, etc.,
in the mint, banks or elsewhere be re
moved for safe-keeping.
St. Helena, Cal., April s.—Some
thirty or forty Oakland people arrived
today on the morning and evening
trains and engaged rooms and cottages
for temporary residences. They are dis
ciples of Mrs. Woodworth, and have
leit Oakland on account of the predicted
destruction of that city April 14th.
THE STRIKE STILL ON.
Quarrymen at Rocklin Standing by Their
Sacramento, April 5, —The Bee's Rock
lin specialeays: The strike in the quarries
is still on. No disturbances have occur
red and no new men have yet been
brought here to take the places of the
strikers. The stone-cutters are still at
work on the granite taken out before the
strike, but will strike as soon as the sup
ply of rock is exhausted, and refuse to
work on stone taken out by non-union
quarriers. It is understood an effort
will be made to get men to come here
from San Francisco, and that Phillips,
one of the quarry owners, is in San
j Francisco for that purpose.
THEIR LABORS ENDED.
The Meeting of the Transcontinental
San Francisco, April 5. —The freight
committee of the Transcontinental Asso
ciation, which has been in session here
during the past week, finished its labors
today, and adjourned sine die. A num
ber of changes in the freight rates have
been made, and if ratified by the differ
ent roads will go into effect about July
Ist. At the session today the committee
decided that all points on the Missouri
river, as well as Galveston and Houston,
Texas, shall hereafter be termed river
points. Chairman Smith left for St.
Louis tonight, and others will leave here
Wicked Pugilism at Portland.
Portland, Ore., April s.—Paddy Gor
man, of San Francisco, and Billy Lynn,
of Portland, fought here at 1 o'clock
this morning. It was a hard fight.
Gorman knocked Lynn through the
ropes with a left-hander on the jaw in
the second round, and in the third round
Gorman upper-cut Lynn viciously in the
stomach and knocked him out.
Tom Ward, of Portland, and Bill
Scott, of Astoria, fought with bare
knuckles, near the White house, early
this morning. Scott won in three
rounds. Ward was badly punished.
Father Fuqua Dead.
Pomona, April 5. —[Special.]— Rev. I.
. Fuqua died here this evening, at the age
of seventy-six years. Father Fuqua was
a minister of the Baptist church, and
has lived in Southern California for forty
years, during which time he has
preached in most of the towns in this
part of the State. His sterling honesty
and sincere Christianity made him be
loved by all who knew him, and his
death will be deeply regretted by his
Suing for Damages.
Portland, Ore., Aprils.—The Union
Pacific railway today began suit in the
United States Distrist Court against the
ship Clan Mackenzie, to recover $30,000
damages, alleged to have been caused by
the collision on the Columbia river a
few months ago, between the Union Pa
cific steamship Oregon and the ship Clan
Mackenzie. Plaintiff alleges that the
collision was due to the carelessness of
An Ear Cut Off.
Redding, Cal., April 5. —The north
bound Oregon express collided with a
freight car in this city early this morn
ing, derailing the car and tearing away
the pilot and headlight of the engine.
The car had been left partly on the side
track and the main line. The ear of a
passenger was almost cut off by the
shock of the collision. The express was
detained but a few minutes.
Drowned While Intoxicated.
San Francisco, April s.—This after
noon the body of a drowned man was re
covered from the bay, near the foot of
Market street. It was identified as that
of Richard Carr, who has been missing
since Tuesday night. Carr was a
weigher employed at the Southern Pa
cific railroad depot. It is thought that
he was under the influence of liquor
when he fell into the bay.
A LAUDABLE MOVEMENT.
Guide Posts to Re Erected Across the
San Dieoo, April s.—On account of
the large number of deaths from thirst
which have occurred on the Colorado
desert between this city and Yuma a
movement is on foot here to have the
County Supervisors adopt a system of
guide posts, the system to consist of two
lines of posts, one line extending north
and south, and the other east and west,
and to be about a mile apart. The idea
is to build them of iron, about fifteen
feet high, with cross-arms telling the di
rection and distance to the nearest water
TEARING CP THE TRACK.
Tho Kails of a Useless Railroad al San
Diego Being Taken Up.
San Diego, April 5. —The Coast Steam
ship Company now have a gang of men
at work tearing up tlie track of the San
Diego and Eastern Terminal road, thus
taking possession of the rails that were
taken from them last year by Carlson,
and on which there is an indebtedness
of $4,000. Carlson is now in Salt Lake
trying to dispose of the stock of said
Collusion or Cowardice.
San Diego, April s.—News comes from
Ensenada that Jack Barnes, who was a
passenger in the Alamo stage held up by
a lone highwayman, on March 31st, has
been arrested and jailed in Ensenada on
suspicion of complicity with the robber.
He will be tried next week. Barnes was
tlie only one with a pistol, and he says
he could not get it out at the time be
cause he was wedged in by men on each
side of him.
Coal in Mexico.
City of Mexico, April s.—Rich coal
discoveries have been made in Queretaro.
ON THE DIAMOND.
THE SENATORS AGAIN LEFT IN THE
LURCH AT 'FRISCO.
Oakland Once More Succumbs to Stock
ton—Santa Ana Beaten by Anaheim.
Interesting All-Round Playing.
San Francisco, April B, —Lookabaugh
twirled today for the home team in such
an efficient manner that only one run
was made off his delivery. In the fourth
inning he made a pretty play. Godar
was at the bat, and sent the ball away
over the pitcher's head toward
center field. Springing lightly,
Lookabaugh just managed, with
outstretched arm, to get the ball in
his fingers, and throwing to third put
out Staple ton. The catch was received
with a round of applause from the
grand stand. The solitary run scored
by the visitors was made by lieitz in the
seventh innings on a tip to the right
Score: San Francisco, 2; Sacra
Oakland vs. Stockton.
Stockton, April 5. —The Oaklands suf
fered their second defeat today at the
hands of the Stocktons, being outplayed
both in the field and at the bat. Cahill
did the twirling for the home team, and
was found safely for only six hits. Cobb
was hit bard in the first six innings.
He was accorded good support. Good
hitting and clever base running gave the
Stocktons their victory.
Score : Stocktons, 8; Oaklands, 6.
Santa Ana vs. Anaheim.
Anaheim, Cal., April s.—The Anaheim
Baseball Club defeated the Santa Ana
team 13 to 0, on the home grounds, this
afternoon. Harry Cummings, for Ana
heim, struck out twelve men.
An Interesting Meeting of Survivors in
Chicago, April s.—The regular monthly
meeting of the AVestern Association of
California Pioneers was held this after
noon in this city, and was addressed by
Col. Brewerton, of San Francisco, and
Hon. T. N. Hutchings, the
discoverer of the Yosemite valley,
j who gave many interesting incidents
of early life in California. Both gentle
men, together with Mrs. Frank Lewis,
I of Santa Cruz county, JCalifornia, a sur
j vivor of the man dinner party, were
unanimously made honorary members.
Col. Brewerton was a captain in the
first regiment of the United
States army that reached the
Pacific Coast, being accompanied by
Kit Carson. In a brief eulogy of
Mr. Hutchings, Secretary Jackson stated
| that it was through the former's efforts
that the State Legislature finally gave a
pension to T. W. Marshall, the dis
coverer of gold in California. Mrs.
Lewis, the third honorary member, was
one of the party which, in 1848, was
snowed up near Lake Tahoe in
Nevada, while on the road to
California, the flesh of dead mem
bers of the expedition being used
as food after their horses and dogs had
all been eaten and starvation stared
them in the face. The association ap
pointed a committee to meet the New
England California Pioneer excursionists
who will arrive in Chicago next Satur
day on their road to the Coast. A recep
tion will be given them, to which all
Californians will be welcome.
The President has recognized U. E.
Holladay as Cousul of Peru, at San
Phillip W*. Goatcher, the well-known
scenic artist, has brought suit against
his wife for absolute divorce, on the
ground of adultery.
A movement is on foot in Toronto, N.
J., to render some kind of substantial as
sistance to Mrs. Delia Parnell. "Old
Ironsides," the home of Mrs. Parnell, is
The three largest marble manufac
turers of Boston have notified their em
ployees that on June Ist they will pay
ten hours' wages for nine hours' work.
The marble-workers believe the demands
for nine hours a day will be generally
granted without recourse to a strike.
Winter Breaking Up.
Sisson, Cal., April s.—lt is raining
steadily, the snow is melting fast and
the ground is bare in many places. The
timber mills and camps are getting ready
to resume operations on the let of May.
GERMANY'S NEW ERA
The People Loth to Give
How Will the New Regime at
The Chancellor's Retirement Possibly
Not Yet Final.
Seats Offered Both the Bismarcks in the
Reichstag—William's Course Watched
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Berlin, April s.—[Copyright, 1890,
by the New York Associated Press.] —
The events of the week have accentuated
even more than the resignation of the
Chancellor, the new era that is opening
in German history. Until his actual de
parture the public was loth to believe
that the Emperor was in earnest in part
ing with Bismarck. Henceforth atten
tion will be divided between Fried
richsruhe, representing the grandeur of
the edifice of German unity, and Berlin,
the center of the new and untried
regime. It is impossible that the Em
peror could have been a disaffected spec
tator of the unending tribute of admira
tion and respect poured in upon his
discarded minister. It is reported today
that he has again refused to consent to
the publication of Bismarck's letter of
Is Hismnrck's Retirement Final?
Tlie public still decline to believe that
the retirement of Bismarck is final, it
being urged that he is by five years the
junior of Gladstone, and may still count
upon a decade of activity. The Cartel
lers have offered to resign two seats in
tlie Reichstag in favor of Bismarck and
Count Herbert Bismarck, but it is cer
tain that the ex-Chancellor and his son
will not accept them at present. The
Emperor having declared that he will
recognize only two parties—those for and
against him—will be likely to disregard
the conventional party divisions, and
seek the assistance of the Liberal-Cler
ical coalition. Thus, Bismarck, in the
event of his re-entering the Reichstag,
might seem to be in the unusual posi
tion of being the nominal, if not the
actual, leader of the opposition.
The opening of the Reichstag and the
royal speech are awaited with the keen
Dr. Windthorst claims three indis
pensable concessions in return for his
support of the Government—the return
of all religious orders, religious teaching
in the schools and the removal of dis
cretionary and revocable character from
all concessions made to the Catholic
party. The Centrists are well aware of
the strength of their position, and in
tend to derive every possible advantage
According to the National Zeitung, the
new military bill provides for a perma
nent increase of lr>,ooo,oou marks in the
For the moment colonial affairs over
shadow home politics. Vonderheindt,
the financial backer of the East Africa
Company, recently declared that Bis
marck's departure was the sign of a new
and energetic colonial policy.
Reichardt, the explorer," in a lecture
showed that it is of the utmost import
ance to secure the possession of Tabora,
which place is further inland than
Mpwapwa. This, and the strengthening
of the treaty footing in the German
sphere of interest, appears from inquiry
in the most reliable quarters, to be the
sole object of the Emin-Wissman expe
dition. Emm has advised the conclu
sion of a treaty with Bwana-Heri, in
order that his assistance may be secured
in advance of the English. The exact
scope of the expedition is not yet known,
but it is certain, however, that the Em
peror will decline to consent to the adop
tion of any colonial policy antagonistic
to England. During the visit of the
Prince of Wales the Emperor did every
thing possible to show the value he
attached to a close friendship between
the two nations.
The Emperor's solicitude regarding the
army is further shown in an imperial
order published today, to the effect that,
in view of its incompetence, the reserve
infantry military officers system hitherto
pursued, which provides that the officers
must come from tlie ranks of the no
bility, must be extended to include those
noble by character, in order that the
sons of honorable middle-class families
may bold appointments in the army.
The same rules must also apply to the
civil service. The Emperor further dis
approves the holding of a commission
being dependent upon the private in
come of the aspirant, and therefore de
crees that their pay be increased. At
much length he enjoins the commanders
to set an example of self-sacrifice to the
officers and check the indulgences in un
necessary inquries, the habit of making
costly presents and giving frequent ban
quets, etc. In conclusion, the Emperor
desires that the lists of aspirants be sub
mitted to him, together with the names
of officers who do not conform to the
rule prescribing a simpler mode of life.
The Reiclwanzeiger publishes a series
of articles which are supposed to be
directly inspired by the Emperor, on
social politics and reform. So far no
definite projects are mentioned, but the
tendency is toward legislation for the
regulation of the working day and wage
The Deutsch Bank is about to issue
shares in a new German-American trust
company, to promote and protect invest
ments in American stocks.
Conference of Boulanglsts.
London, April 5. —Boulanger and Lais
ant, Deroulede, Laguerre, Rochefort and
thirty-one other members of the Bou
langiat committee, held a conference at
Jersey yesterday. Upon its conclusion
the committee gave a grand breakfast to
-3se A YEARfc—
Buys the Daily Herald and
#2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWST AND CLEAN.
GERMANS IN AFRICA.
Teutonic Enterprise Versus British
London, April s.—Sir Samuel Baker,
the well-known African explorer, has
written a letter to the Timet indicting
the British Government for a policy
which, he declares, has led to the loss of
all the positions gained in Africa by the
enterprise of individual Englishmen.
He justifies the alliance between Emm
and Wissmann, and says it waß only
natural that Emm should join the Ger
man Government expedition, which wiU
never imitate the fatal example of the
English forces, advancing only to retreat.
Sir Samuel points out how the Germans
may, in a few months, regain the equa
torial province by founding stations at
Victoria Nyanza and forming an alliance
with Mwanga, King of Uganda, thus
eventually securing control of the White
Nile at Gondakora, while Italy will be
come master of the situation by gaining
possession of the border and Kassala.
Khartoum will then naturally fall.
Cologne, April 5. —The Gazette has ad
vices from Momboza, East Africa, that
the mission of Lieutenant Elders to the
Sultan of Mandars resulted successfully.
The Sultan and eight other chiefs have
hoisted the German flag.
DOM PEDRO'S ILLNESS.
The Exiled Monarch's Days May Soon
Cannes, April s.—The illness of Dom
Pedro has assumed a critical phase. He
was in a comatose state during the
greater part of yesterday. His con
dition was so serious that it was deemed
necessary to administer the last sacra
ment. His physician says, however,
though his weakness is extreme, he is
in no immediate danger.
The ex-Emperor revived today and is
THEIR SUPREME CHIEF RANGER
COMING TO LOS ANGELES.
A High Court of the Order to Be Estab
lished in This City in a Few Days—A
Distinguished Mohawk Chieftain.
San Francisco, April s.—Doctor Oron
hyatekha, of Toronto, Canada, is
a Mohawk Indian, and head of
the six great tribes which were
formerly located in New York, but are
now in Canada. He arrived here today,
and will leave for Los Angeles Tuesday,
for the purpose of instituting a High
Court of Foresters of this State, he
being the Supreme Chief Ranger
of the Order of Independent For
esters. After performing this work
he will visit Victoria, Portland, Van
couver and Winnipeg, and from there
he will return to North Dakota, where
he will institute another high court.
FEASTED, THEN BEHEADED.
A Pleasant Little Execution Party Held
Recently at Hong Kong.
London, April 5.— Letters received
from Hong Kong report another whole
sale execution in that city recently. The
condemned in this case numbered six,
and were the miners convicted of in
citing a revolt at the Koutsion mine, at
Monmeze, in the Yunan provinces. Be
fore the prisoners were executed a rich
banquet was served them by the Man
darin, consisting of roast pork and duck,
fish and rice, with abundance of Chi
nese wines. The condemned were then
freed from their fetters, their hands
tied behind their backs, and they
were led to the place of execution sur
rounded by troops, who fired volleys
into the air from time to time. On their
arrival the death sentence was read to
the prisoners, and they were then given
over into the hands of the executioners.
SHOT INTO THE CROWD.
The Heinous Act of a Young Pittsburg
Pittsburg, April s.—During a parade
of the colored Knights Templar this
evening, a white woman was jostled by
the marchers. An unknown man ex
postulated with the colored men, when
a party of five young negroes, stand
ing near by, took up the quarrel. One
of them named Lighter, drew a revolver,
and fired three shots into the crowd.
The streets were full of people and two
shots took effect, one striking John
O'Hara, killing him instantly, and the
other wounding Martin Fahr. In the
excitement following Lighter escaped,
but two of his friends have been arrested.
A PHANTOM YACHT.
Capsizing of a Mysterious Craft on Lake
Toronto, April s.—Yesterday a large
yacht was sighted heading fot" this port
under full sail. An hour later she
seemed in distress, but before a boat
could reach her she capsized. No person
was found aboard the vessel, though all
the circumsta ices indicated that she had
been manned. The name "Idler" was
painted on the stern. None of the
yachtsmen in this city know anything
about the yacht or her crew', all of whom
it is supposed have perished.
William's Army Decree.
Berlin, April s.—Emperor William's
decree relative to the army, is under
stood to be directed against the exclu
siveness of certain officers and corps,
and has made a great impression,
especially as the wording conveys an
apparent intention to exclude Jews,
Valuable Paintings Burned.
Rome, April s.—Three valuable paint
ings in the Maria Delia Pace church
were burned today, by the upsetting of a
lamp. Raphael's fresco Sibyls narrowly
escaped destruction. Riforma calls upon
the Government to prohibit dangerous
ceremonies which threaten the loss of
Prance Blockading Dahomey.
Paris, April 6.—ln order to enforce
her prohibition against the landing of
arms in Dahomey, France will establish
a blockade along seventy-five miles of
Refused to Honor Bismarck.
Berlin, April 5.—-The leaders ot the
Friesinnige party have refused to take
part in the movement for the erection of
a monument in honor of Bismarck.