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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 3.
Twenty-filth Anniversary ot*
Appropriate Exercises Held at
The Loyal Legion in Convocation
An Address Made by Rutherford B.
Hayes Extolling the Martyred Pres
ident's Many Virtues.
Associated Press Dispatches.!
Springfield, 111., April 15.—The
twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of
Abraham Lincoln was appropriately
celebrated today under the auspices of
the Lincoln Memorial League. There
were thousands of strangers in the city,
including a large delegation of the G. A.
R. and one of the Turn Verein. The
city was decorated with flags in mourn
ing. There was a large procession to
the Lincoln monument, where me
morial exercises were held. The monu
ment and sarcophagus were profusely
decorated. President Harrison and
other prominent men sent letters of
Philadelphia, April 15.—The two
days' celebration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the military order of the
Loyal Legion began this morning. All
the incoming trains brought coimnan
deries from various States. It is esti
mated that when all have arrived the
attendance will number about 0,500
companies. At the meeting of the com
mandery-in-chief, this morning, Ruther
ford B. Hayes, Commander-in-Chief of
the order, presided.
General Wagner Swayne, of New York,
offerred a resolutionjthat at the next an
nual meeting the constitution be changed
to permit the formation of acommandery
in London for the benefit of companies
residing abroad. The matter was dis
cussed till recess without action.
At the afternoon session General
Swayne's resolution was withdrawn
because of the belief expressed by many
that it would be a dangerous precedent
to change the constitution.
A resolution for the abolition of grades
was voted down.
At the Academy of Music tonight cer
emonies incident to the celebration of
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the or
der Were held. The building was pro
fusely and beautifully decorated. Many
distinguished men were on the stage,
and the building was crowded with an
audience of companions of the order and
Several brief addresses were made, in
cluding one by ex-President Hayes,
Commander-in-Chief. He spoke briefly
of the many tributes to Lincoln, and
said: "They bring us to the question :
Our beloved society, the Loyal Legion,
what is it doing? What can it do wor
thy of Lincoln's fame? Our highest
striving must be to support, and
advance the work Lincoln did in be
half of his country and all the world.
What were the ideas by which Lincoln
became forever the type, representa
tive, very incarnation of the spirit and
purpose of the divine war? Our reply
is Humanity; anxious solicitude for
the welfare of his fellow men ; sympathy
with the oppressed and suffering; hatred
of wrong to the humblest human being
of our common brotherhood. These
sentiments and sentiments like these,
tilling his soul and the guides of his life,
are at once the secret and sure founda
tion of the enduring place which
Lincoln holds in the affection of all
mankind. Nowhere can the les
sons of his wonderful life be
more fitly studied nor more fondly cher
ished than in this army society, which
traces its origin to that awful time when
the ending of that life was felt as a per
sonal bereavement by all who fought the
good fight that was so ennobled and con
secrated by the death of its martyr chief.
That lesson, while it contains almost the
whole future of our country, is short and
simple. Our America today is drawing
near to the parting of the
roads. Dazzled almost to blindness
by the contemplation of the unrivaled
swiftness and splendor of her march to
prestige, to power and to riches, our
country may .be tempted to reject, or
may neglect the message of Abraham
Lincoln —that message often repeated by
him in words, and always exhibited in
his life. It can be easily given in a sim
ple sentence. His whole life seemed to
say to his countrymen: 'See to
it that every son and daughter of our
republic, so far as human laws and hu
man conduct avail, shall have an equal
chance and fair start in the race of life.
Reject or neglect this and our Govern
ment ceases to be a republic except in
name, and that doom which the
Almighty has appointed for all shams is
not far off. On the other hand, let the
American people, especially all who
stood by Lincoln on the perilous edge of
battle in support of the rights of the
human, remain steadfastly true to the
ideas for which the* fought, and
we shall thus do all that in us
lies to link the destiny of our coun
try to the stars, and "to entitle her
institutions to a share in that im
mortality which, under the allotment of
Providence in the affairs of nations, be
longs always and only to eternal justice."
The speech was received with great
applause. _ A feature of the evening was
the beautiful musical programme ren
dered by the marine band. At the con
clusion of the ceremonies the companions
went to the Union League Club, where
a serenade was tendered them.
Victoria, April 15. —In the local
■Parliament this afternoon the Govern
ment introduced a bill to amend the
Constitution act by increasing the
representation in the local Parliament
from twenty-seven to thirty-three. By
this increase the island constituencies
gain three members and the mainland
three more. Four new constituencies
are created, viz.: The islands in the
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
gulf as one district; Albernc district,
Fast Kootenay district and Nanaimo
Fear Impels Them to Acquit a Noted
PINBVILLE, Ky., April 15. —Will Jen
nings, the notorious outlaw, about whom
so much fuss has been made, was today
acquitted, at Harlan, of the murder of
James Bailey. It had been stated re
peatedly that a large crowd of Jennings's
followers had been holding them
selves ready to descend upon
the town should their leader be
convicted, and much apprehension pre
vailed. The law and order people claim
their hostile demonstrations had an ef
fect with the jury, notwithstanding the
presence of a company of militia. Sev
eral other cases pending against Jen
nings will be continued.
London, April 15. —A sensation has
been caused in Bradford by the arrest of
Francis Stubbs, who was at the head of
the dyeing department of the Lister Silk
Works, said to be the largest in the
world. It is alleged that he committed
frauds amounting to thousands of
pounds. It is expected others will be
arrested for complicity in the frauds.
DENVER GIVES THEM A ROUSING
After a Pleasant Day There They Resume
Their Journey Westward—San Bernar
dino Sends a Delegation to Meet Them.
Denveb, April 16. —The Now England
Society of California Pioneers arrived
early this morning, and spent the day
in visiting historic localities. The party
consists of seventy-five pfoneers,
with their families and friends. At
10 o'clock a formal reception was held
at the Governor's palace, and Governor
Prince welcomed the party. Captain
Thomas, president of the society, re
sponded, and introduced Hon. H. F.
Whittimore, of Boston, who returned
thanks for the reception. Judge Axtell,
who was a pioneer and early California
Congressman, also welcomed" the guests.
Most of the party then visited the Gov
ernor's residence, and by order of Colonel
Snyder the military band gave a special
concert. Prominent in the party is Gen
eral Chapin, he of Black Hawk war
fame. They resumed their journey west
San Bernardino, April 15.—A delega
tion of San Bernardino Pioneers left this
afternoon for Barstow to meet the Soci
ety of New England California Pioneers
now en route, und to escort them to this
WOMEN TAKE A HAND.
A Lively Kow Occasioned by a Strike In
Philadelphia, April 15. —The strike of
a number of Italian steamer cleaners for
an advance in wages caused two small
riots today. A mob of about fifty
women, mostly the wives and sweet
hearts of the strikers, assaulted the
nun - strikers, and taking their
brooms and scrapers from them,
commenced beating them. The police
soon appeared, dispersed the rioters and
took twelve of them to the station,
where they were held in default of $300
bail, on the charge of inciting a riot.
Later in the day seventeen women and
one man swooped down upon the men
working in another locality and beat
them badly. The police captured the
The lowa Legislature has adjourned
At Gladwin, Minn., the boiler in Oze
man's saw mill exploded, wrecking the
mill and killing H. M. Corey and Aaron
A vestibule train on the Chicago and
Alton collided with a freight near Mex
ico, Mo. Fireman Howard was killed
and the passengers were badly shaken
up, but none injured.
Captain John Richardson and wife
were murdered at their country resi
dence near Madisonville, Texas, Sunday.
Robbery was probably the motive.
Charles Mara and James Rice, the
alleged murderers of Henry Johns, six
years ago, have been returned to Mar
shalltown, lowa, from Visalia, Cal.,
where they were arrested by a detective.
New Orleans, April 15.—At the con
test at the Audubon Club tonight,
Tommy Danforth, of New York, put
Charlie Summers, of California, to sleep
in the fourth round. Danforth clearly
had the best of it from the start.
Buffalo, N. V., April 15.—Jack
Smith, of Canada, knocked out Mike
Coburn, of England, tonight, in ten
rounds with two-ounce gloves, at the
Buffalo Athletic Club, for a purse of $100.
Smith had everything his own way.
Louisville, April 15. —Charles Welch,
the buffalo lightweight, tonight knocked
out Charles Fitzgerald, a St. Louis light
weight, in a contest here, in the eleventh
Brantford, Ont., April 15.—A discov
ery which may further complicate the
Burchell murder case has been made.
The name of F. C. Benwell on the hotel
register, supposed to have been written
by Burcheil's victim, it is now learned,
was placed there by another
young Englishman of the same name,
who came to this country a few weeks
before the Princeton tragedy. As Bur
chell has insisted that the supposed
murdered Benwell is still alive, an ef
fort will now be made to identify the
murdered one as the one who registered
The Swiss Embezzler.
Zurich, April 15.—The peculations of
Scazziga, State Treasurer of Tesoim, now
turn out to be more than at first thought,
being officially set at 7,500,000 francs.
Scazziga is reported to have made a con
fession that implicates high officials.
Helena, Mont., April 15. —At the mu
nicipal elections. Great Falls and Liv
ingstone voted Republican for Mayor
and aldermen, Butte and Missoula Dem
ocratic for the same officers, all by nar
WEDNESDAY MOjtgNING, APRIL 16, 1890.
THE SUNSET SLOPE.
Resources of California to
be Written Up.
The Treasury Department Will '
Print a Report.
State Board of Trade and Char
of Commerce Meetings.
Doom-Sealer Erickson Says God Made a
Mistake—Several Serious Shoot
ing Scrapes, Etc., Etc.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
San Francisco, April 15.—At the meet
ing of the State Board of Trade, today,
a letter was read from Congressman
Morrow stating that the Treasury De
partment had appointed Thomas J.
Vivian to make an official report on the
resources of California, and that 15,000
copies of the i - eport would be printed.
The committee appointed to visit the
recent citrus fair at Los Angeles made a
favorable report, and recommended that
similar excursions be made in the future
to different points in the State. A gen
eral discussion upon this subject fol
lowed, the sentiment being generally in
favor of such excursions.
The Chamber of Commerce of San
Francisco in regular quarterly session
today, adopted a resolution expressing
opposition to any legislative measure
having in view the acquisition of Mexi
can territory. A resolution was also
adopted approving the Farquhar ship
After considerable discussion the re
port of the committee to whom was re
ferred the Bubject of a national bank
ruptcy law, and which report was ad
verse to the enactment of such law, waß
tabled, one member (Briggs) giving no
tice that he would move to reconsider
the vote at the next meeting.
GOD MADE A MISTAKE.
Doom-Sealer Erickson Says His Prophecy
Will Come True Yet.
Stockton, Cal., April 15. —Erickson
enlarged his prophecy last night, saying
it held good till midnight. He showed
considerable excitement yesterday, but
today is quiet. He said this
morning that the prophecy will
come true, but God has not revealed to
him the date. He says God made a
mistake in the date, but that the cities
named will be destroyed in time. He
seems to enjoy the notoriety given him
by his prophecy, and talks fast and
freely on the subject. None of his Oak
land believers have been permitted to
.see him, and they walk throqgh the
grounds, looking at tho building aud at
tempting to look through the keyholes.
Erickson fears the consequences as a
false prophet, and says such a prophet
ought to be punished, but excuses him
self by saying God made a mistake in
the date, and cites the Old Testament
story of the destruction of Ninevah.
A FURIOUS MEDICO.
He Attempts to Shoot a Holy Father and
Hits the Wrong Man.
I Vancouver, B. C, April 15 - Dr. K.
iB. O'Brien this afternoon attempted to
i take the life of Rev. F. A. Becker, presi
j dent of Holy Angels College, this city.
O'Brien came here from California last
winter, and was engaged by Becker as
professor of chemistry. Becker rented
an office for him, requiring in return
that O'Brien attend any cases of sickness
at the college. O'Brien, it is said, was
inattentive to his duties, and Father
Becker determined to discharge him.
He called at O'Brien's office today, wheu
the latter drew a revolver and tired, the
ball passing through Becker's hat.
Becker started down street, pursued by
O'Brien, who shotagain, hitting Michael
Wintler in the forehead, inflicting a
serious, but not necessarily fatal, wound.
O'Brien was then overpowered and
taken to jail. It is said O'Brien is par
CINCHING THE CHINESE.
No More Transfers to Be Allowed in San
San Francisco. April 15.—Collector
Phelps received a dispatch from Secre
tary Windom today, containing instruc
tions which are intended to prevent
Chinese arriving at this port, in transit
to Mexican ports, from afterwards cross
ing the border into the United States
from Mexican territory. Secretary Win
dom states in his dispatch that the priv
ilege of transferring Chinamen to Pan
ama steamers in this port has been
allowed by the instructions of his prede
cessor, but that such instructions are
now revoked. This order of Secretary
Windom's applies to all vessels leaving
China for San Francisco after April 16th.
Collector Phelps has notified the Pacific
Mail and Occidental and Oriental Steam
ship Companies to that effect.
CARRIED THREE GUNS.
A Portland Speculator Shot by an In
Portland, Ore., April 15.—John A.
Carr, a well-known speculator of this
city, was shot this afternoon by James
Walker, 00 years of age. Carr, who is
connected with the management of the
Walker estate, was standing on a corner
talking with Walker, when the latter
drew a revolver and fired three shots,one
taking effect in Carr's right side. The
wound, while serious, is not considered
fatal. One of the bullets passed through
the clothing of W. K. Smith, a bystander.
Walker was arrested, and three pistols
were found on his person. Walker, who
is evidently insane, claims that Carr tried
to poison him.
A SUSPENDED COOLIE.
The Hanging Apparently Done After He
Sacramento, April 15. —The Evening
Bee's Folsom special says : This morning
at 5 o'clock the night watchman at the
depot found a Chinaman hanging by the
neck to a small locust tree, near the old
gas house. The rope was about three
feet long and his feet were resting on
the ground. His features bore no evi
dence of death by strangulation, and the
| prevailing opinion is that he was either
killed or died, and was afterwards bung
there by some of his countrymen. The
matter is being investigated by the
I>IKI> IN HIS CHAIR.
An Old Citizen of Sacramento Passes
Sacramento, April 15. —Wyman Mc-
Mitchell died suddenly this morning
*ting in a chair in his room in
re hotel. The deceased had for
rs suffered from a complication
of tl ofli and lung troubles. He was 70
years Old, a native of New York, and
i nected with the old California
rig .on Company from its inception
to its dissolution, and since then has
served as a receiver of freight for the
boat service of the Southern Pacific
Company. Few men in Sacramento
were better or more favorably known.
Escaped Convict Recaptured.
Sacramento, April 18.—Officers Tow
ell and Franks captured Convict Griffin,
who escaped from San Quentin ten days
ago this morning, (iriffin was serving a
term of three years from San Francisco.
He had three months yet to serve.
San Quinttn, April 15. —James (iriffin,
the convict who escaped last Wednes
day, has been recaptured at Sacramento.
Capt. Reddy left heio this afternoon to
bring him back.
THE BIG TELESCOPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE HUGE OBJECT
GLASS AT BOSTON.
Now in the Hands of the Clark Brothers.
Forty Acres on Wilson's Peak to Be
Granted to Harvard College.
Boston, April 15.—The object glass for
the 40-inch telescope to be mounted at
the University of Southern California,
arrived here today. The great glass was
taken to the establishment of Clark
Bros., who will spend nearly two years
upon it before it will be ready for use.
It came from the establishment of Man
tois in Paris, and is the biggest piece of
work of the kind ever done anywhere.
It is a superlatively pure and beauti
ful circular plate glass, forty inches in
diameter or more, than ten feet in cir
cumference, two and one-half inches
thick and so clear that when balanced
on its edge it is invisible. The
curves of its double concave sur
face have not yet been calculated.
The rays of light which fall upon it pass
through absolutely unchanged, that is,
it so appears to unprofessional eyes.
Whether it is thoroughly annealed is to
be determined by the Clarks. The com
plementary glass, the plano-convex lens,
which wili be placed about eight inches
behind the object glass, is not yet cast.
The tube of the telescope will have a
length of about sixty feet, thus exceed
ing the Lick telescope both in length
and diameter. The telescope will be the
largest refracting arc ever constructed,
and from its lofty position in a pure
atmosphere, will pierce farther into
space than any instrument heretofore
Mount Wilson's Crown.
AVashington, April 15. —The Senate
committee on public lands today re
ported favorably the bill to grant to
Harvard college forty-eight acres of land
on Wilson's peak, near Pasadena, Cali
fornia, for astronomical purposes.
Pythians, Honorable Knights and Ladles
and Arch Masons in Conclave.
San Francisco, April 14.—The twenty
second annual session of the Grand
Lodge of California Knights of Pythias
opened here last night, Grand Chancel
lor Crowley presiding. Six hundred
delegates are present, representing 140
lodges in the State. The Grand Lodge
degree was conferred on 200 past chan
The second day's session was devoted
to routine business. Grand Chancellor
Crowley, in his annual report, stated
that harmony and good feeling prevailed
throughout the Grand Lodge's jurisdic
The election of officers tomorrow is
perhaps the most interesting matter be
fore the Grand Lodge. There will be no
opposition to the elevation of the present
grand vice-chancellor, J. G. Swinnerton,
of Stockton, to the grand chancellorship,
but there will probably be a contest for
the office of grand prelate, and the name
of George Weeks, of Los Angeles, is
prominently mentioned in this con
Honorable Knights and Ladles.
The Grand Lodge of California Knights
and Ladies of Honor opened its fourth
annual session in Odd Fellows' hall this
morning. The order is said to be in a
flourishing condition, there being now
1,500 members in this jurisdiction.
Royal Arch Masons.
The thirty-sixth annual convocation
of the Grand Chapter California Royal
Arch Masons began in the Masonic
The following grand officers were
elected for the ensuing term: Franklin
Day, San Francisco, Grand High Priest;
Milton Mysick, San Francisco, Deputy
Grand High Priest; William Davis,
Sacramento, Grand King; Charles R.
Oilman, Napa, Grand Scribe; H. C.
Graves, San Francisco, Grand Treasurer;
Thomas S. Caswell, Sacramento, Grand
The Charleston's Gun Practice.
Monterey,Cal., April 15.—The Charles
ton at target practice today, with a six
inch rilled cannon, at 1,000 yards, struck
the target three times, At 1,500 yards
she also struck the target. The men
drilled well. The ship made thirteen
knots an hour at half steam from San
Francisco down. The torpedo guns will
be tried tomorrow.
An Editor Arrested.
New York, April 15. —E. L. Godkin,
managing editor of the Evening Post,
was arrested today on a charge of crim
inal libel, on complaint of Peter
Mitchell, a lawyer. Godkin gave bail to
Ruined by Protection.
Vienna, April 15.—Herr Furth, of the
Chamber of Commerce, has published
a report declaring that Vienna trade is
on the verge of ruin as the result of pro
tection. The report is corroborate© by
Chancellor Caprivi Opens
the Prussian Diet.
His Maiden Speech Favorably
Bismarck Comes in for a Good
Share of Compliments.
German Socialists Go in for the Eight-
Hour Working Day—The Emm
Associated Press Dispatches.!
Berlin, April 18. —The Prussian Diet
was opened today by Chancellor Caprivi.
In his speech he said: "It is not my in
tention to state the Government's pro
gramme, but, having hitherto held aloof
from political life, I now wish to speak
a few words in order to approach you
personally." [Cheers.] The Chancellor
then referred to the important position
which had been held by Bismarck, and
expressed the hope that in the future
the empire would continue secure. The
edifice of the state, he said, was
cemented firmly enough to resist wind
and weather; moreover, the noble per
sonality of the young monarch had al
ready manifested itself at home and
abroad. He affirmed his undying be
lief in the future of Prussia
and of the German empire rest
ing on Prussia's shoulders. Both
for a long time to come would
be an historical necessity. Both could
anticipate the future full of hope. The
Emperor has said his course would re
main the same. The inauguration of a
new era, therefore, was not to be ex
pected, although a more harmonious
solidity would be manifested among the
members of the Diet. In conclusion the
Chancellor said he would allow the
widest scope to practical criticism, and
would adopt what was good wherever
found. He would co-operate with all
persons having at heart the interests of
Prussia, and aiming to foster a mon
archic feeling in Prussia and a national
feeling throughout the empire.
The speech was received with general
approval by the Chamber. Windthorst
declared that the Centrists insisted upon
the re-establishment of the relations be
tween the church and state which ex
isted before the Kultur-kampf.
Bichter, after referring to the unex
pectedness of the recent changes, said
as the Cabinet remained Conservative
the attitud€ of his party would not be
changed. He pointed out the necessity
of rendering the heads of the Imperial
departments independent, so as to
lighten the duties of the Chancellor.
The TagblaU says Chancellor Yon
Caprivi has forbidden ministers or other
officials to furnish any communications
to newspapers. All intelligence which
is deemed desirous to be published will
appear in the Beichsanzeiger, the official
The Hamburger Naehrie.hten says Bis
marck does not intend to assume the
attitude of fault-finder toward the Gov
ernment, although he will not refrain
from expressing his views on momentous
The Chancellor said, referring to his
predecessor, that it was in accordance
with human uature that against a force
like Bismarck's other forces could hardly
find place, and that in the face of his
resolute, self-reliant conduct of affairs,
many other tendencies had to fall and
many ideas remain unfulfilled. The
first result of the personal change, with
reference to the Government, would be
that certain ministerial departments
would gain a larger scope and increased
province without possessing any formal
authorization. He believed "he was
warranted in declaring that the Gov
ernment would always be ready to re
ceive such suggestions and ideas as he
had referred to, would re-examine them,
and if convinced of their practicability,
put them into effect.
The Emm and Wissman Expeditions.
Portuguese Aggression, Etc.
Zanzibar, April 15. —Additional par
ties to the number of 260 left here to
join the caravan which Emm Pasha is
fitting out at Bagamoyo, for an expedi
tion into the interior. Major Wissman
is equipping five other caravans, one in
tended to proceed to the country north
of Lake Tanganjika. Telegrams from
Delagoa bay confirm the report that a
Portuguese expedition 1,200 strong has
gone up the Shire river to attack
Rev. Alexander Mackay, the famous
missionary in the Uganda country, died
Brussels, April 15.—King Leopold,
sovereign of the Congo Eree State, de
nies that any proposals were ever made
by Germany looking to the purchase of
The Emm-Stanley Dispute.
Berlin, April 15.—The National Zeit
ung published a communication in
directly from Emm Pasha, in which he
seeks to rectify the statements recently
made concerning him by Stanley. It
says when Emm left the equatorial
province with Stanley, he was accom
panied by a few soldiers only, but this
was because the period of twenty days
given by Stanley as the time for leaving
the province was too brief to allow the
men to" be re-enlisted. Dufile remained
in the hands of the Egyptians when
Emm left. Stanley brought Emm only
twenty boxes of ammunition, when
Emm at. that time had in his possession
Pabis, April 15.—At the Panama
Canal Lottery drawing today, Monchi
court, liquidator, announced that the
report of the committee on inquiry
would soon be published, but said there
could be no question about arresting
liquidation in order for the new com
pany to complete the canal. The new
company was administered by men of
firm character and integrity; with the
work under the direction of practical
men, who could alone inspire confidence,
he did not consider the completion of
the canal impossible.
-3*B A YEARK-
Buys the Daily Herald and
*2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
German Socialist!) Take Strong Ground
for the Eight-Hour Day.
Berlin, April 16.—The Volksblatt pub
lishes a manifesto issued by a meeting of
Socialist delegates at Halle, Sunday. It
unanimously commends the observance
of May 1 st as a general labor demonstra
tion day, provided the workmen do not
come in collision with the police; the
demonstration, it says, ought to take
the form of a day of rest. A meeting
should also be held to urge the establish
ment of an eight-hour day, and organize
petitions for presentation to the Reich
stag, asking the enactment of an 8-hour
law. The manifesto further says that
after the victories achieved by the
Socialists at the recent elections, it is
not necessary to hold a public review.
All the Socialist meml)ers of the Reich
stag except one, who is in prison, have
signed a manifesto in which they ur
gently appeal to the workingmen to
avoid conflicts with the authorities,
which, they declare, are hoped for by
London, April 15. —The societies affil
iated with the London Trades Council
have declared in favor of the 8-hour
Premium on Gold.
Buenos Ayres, April 15.—The pre
mium on gold today was 211.
NEAEINCr NEW OKLEANS.
A WATERY FATE IN STORE FOR
THE CRESCENT CITY.
The Breast of the Flood Steadily Advanc
ing—The River Rising Rapidly Be
tween Vicksburg and Baton Rouge.
New Orleans, April 15.—Reports are
received tonight that the Mississippi
river has risen fifteen points during the
last twenty-four hours at all stations
from Vicksburg to Baton Rouge. Nita
crevasse is widening and the
water in Atchafalaya is rising
steadily. Four new breaks are re
ported in the Bayou de Clause.
Yellow bayou levee, eighteen miles
north of this city, is reported as giving
way, and the water tonight is running
over two miles of levee above Turner's
bayou. How we are going to escape a
seeming watery fate, is now the all
absorbing question. The Illinois Cen
tral tracks are covered with water for a
distance of twenty miles. Near Pon
tahahoula the railroad company has
an enormous force of men at
work strengthening the weak
places. Large numbers of deer, driven
out of the swamps for sixty miles from
the Nita crevasse to this section, are
running all over the vegetable farms,
and eating young vegetables and corn.
Ten or fifteen deer are being killed each
Blood Horse Races*
San Francibco, [April 15. —The result
of the blood horse races today was as
Mile dash, purse $400 —Almond won,
Daisy D. second, Colomo third; time,
Five furlongs, free handicap sweep
stakes, $300 added money—Homer won
in 1:01%, Parapet second, Joe Wool
One awl one-sixteenth miles, selling-
Sheridan won, Kildare second, Dave
Douglass third; time, I:49>£.
Pacific derby, for three-year-olds,
mile and a half, was a virtual walk-over
for the Palo Alto colt Flambeau, who
could have run away from everything in
the field excepting his stable compan
ion, Racine, had he been given his head.
He was hard pulled with Racine going
in the same style, second; Sacramento
came in third; time, 2:41.
Elizabeth, N. J.. April 15.—The
spring meeting of the New Jersey Jockey
Club opened here today.
Five-eighths of a "mile—Beck won,
Tipstaff second, Jim Gray third; time,
Mile—Judge Morrow won, Cliftwood
second, King's Bridge third; time,
Three-quarters of a mile—Monmouth
won, Clay Stocking second, Kingvolt
third; time, 1:12%.
Handicap, mile and an eighth —Badge
won, Grey Dawn second, Castaway 11.
third; time, 1:57J-£.
Half mile —Relation won, Favora sec
ond, Highland Lass third; time, .51%.
Mile—lima B. won, Eon second, Sil
leck third; time, 1:44%.
An Electioneering Trip.
Sacramento, April 15.—Governor Wat
erman and staff and William Ennis,
vice-president of the Grand Army of the
Republic Association of Northern Cali
fornia, will depart for Red Bluff in a
special car tomorrow afternoon to attend
the G. A. R. reunion to be held there on
the 17th, 18th and 19th.
Sugar Schedule Revised.
Washington, April 15.—The Republi
can members of the ways and means
committee have been in consultation all
evening on the tariff bill, which will be
reported tomorrow. There will he no
change in carpet wools, but the sugar
schedule, it is believed, has been re
San Fbancibco, April 15.—John K.
Owens, cashier and book-keeper of the
wholesale hardware firm of Gibbs & Co.,
of this city, has disappeared, and, it is
stated, there has been found a shortage
in his accounts of $10,000.
Madrid in Darkness.
Madrid, April 15.—A1l efforts to ex
tinguish the fire in the gas works last
night proved unavailing, and the city
was without gas last night, and will be
so tonight. The fire was finally extin
guished without great damage.
Against the Butterworth Bill.
New York, April 15. —The Cotton Ex
change passed resolutions strongly pro
testing against the passage of the But
terworth bill, taxing dealings in futures,
declaring it would drive all the trade to
A Fossil Whale.
While sinking a well in San Luia
Obispo county, California, Mr. Anderson
exhumed the fossil vertebra of a whale.
The well is 2,500 feet above the aea