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VOL. XXXIV. —NO. 16.
EIGHT HOURS A DAY.
Preparations for May-Day
President Gompers Issues An
The Situation at Chicago Still Some
Probability That Most of the Carpenters
Will Resume 'Work Soon—Packing
Houses Preparing for the Worst.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
New Yobk, April 28.—The General
Executive Board of the American Fed
eration of Labor, after p. protracted ses
sion this afternoon, issued a manifesto
tonight signed by President Gompers.
After denouncing all who do not yield to
his views as enemies of those who work,
Gompers closes thus: "The Executive
Council of the American Federation of
Labor, having selected the United Broth
erhood of Carpenters and Joiners of
America to make a demand for the en
forcement of the eight-hour day, I ask
you to refrain from any sympathy strikes
Rather remain at your work and
aid the carpenters and joiners to win
their contest. To the carpenters
and joiners my advice is to de
mand and insist upon the en
forcement of the Jeight-hour work
day. Demonstrations will be held May
Ist. Turn out in vast numbers and by
your presence manifest your unalter
able determination to have the eight
hour work-day enforced, though by one
trade at a time, yet for all, as the ulti
mate result. Allow no one to provoke
you; refrain from all violence; let the
watchword be the enforcement of the
eight-hour work-day; be firm, peaceable
The Situation at Chicago.
Chicago, April 28.—Non-union men
in considerable numbers are coming into
Chicago. It is believed the master car
penters have agents in other cities secur
ing all the non-union carpenters they
can find. In the meantime the Boss
Carpenters' Association and Carpenters'
Council are making arrangements to put
4,000 carpenters at work.
Tbe new bosses' and strikers' commit
tees held a conference this morning. It
is understood an agreement was
reached. The result will be submitted
to their respective bodies.
\ Game of Frneze-Out.
A local paper says this evening the
trouble between the Carpenters' and
Builders' Association and striking em
ployees has become a game of freeze
out. The members of the association
have informally agreed entirely to sus
pend all attempts to carry on business
for the present. The new men of other
trades now working will be discharged
It is almost certain that by Monday at
least four thousand of the six thousand
carpenters now idle will go to work for
the new Bosses' Association. The
Journeymen's Council had a stormy
session over this today. A strong mi
nority were against any resumption of
work until all could go back at once.
They were, however, voted down.
Packers Preparing for the Worst,
Preparations for the expected packing
house strike are being made. The In
ternational Company proposes to close
down on Thursday. Fowler Bros, are
putting their premises in order for con
tinuing operations behind closed gates
and the high fence erected during the
last strike surrounding their entire
place. The steam-titters at Armour's
quit work today because they
were refused eight hours, and the coop
ers at Bottsford's struck against a con
tract requiring a money deposit. Rail
way switching at the yards is done by
members of the Switchmen's Associa
tion, and it was said tonight that if the
packing-house employees go out, the
switchmen will lend assistance by re
fusing to handle cars for the houses in
volved. Such a move would be a crip
pling blow to the packing interests. The
yard-master discredits the report. As
the yards are private property, the Chief
of Police has made arrangements, as soon
as the strike is declared, to take com
plete care of tne stock-yards district, and
clear them of everybody who has no
business there. Some of the packing
house companies will employ special
Strike and Labor Notes.
Detroit, April 28. —The carpenters
have decided to demand an eight-hour
day and 30 cents an hour. If not granted
a general strike will occur Thursday.
DuXTJTH, April 28. —The dockmen and
coal-heavers to the number of 475, here
and. at West Superior, struck today for
an advance of wages.
Pittsburg, April 28.—Tlie Baltimore
and Ohio railroad has granted the de
mand of its v. i ployees for an advance,
ten hours to constitute a day's work.
This is the first break in the railroad
Poughkeepsie, Ky., April 28.—Repre
sentatives of the conductors, brakemen,
switchmen and other employees of the
New York Central road, to the number
of 100, held a secret conference here yes
terday. It is not known what action
was taken, though it is said it was un
To Prevent Asphyxiation.
San Francisco, April 28. —At a meet
ing of the Board of Supervisors tonight
a resolution providing for the inspection
of gas fixtures in hotels aud lodging
houses to insure the safety of
the public, was introduced. The order
provides that the supply of gas shall not
be turned in hotels or lodging-houses
until the gas-fixtures have been ex
amined and found in good order. The
gas-fixtures will be inspected monthly.
San Francisco, April 28. —At a meet
ing of the Co'tnty Democratic commit
tee tonight, m '■•"institution was changed
by increaeir ■• the committee from sixty
■to one hund '■<! juembers.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
FAULTY AIR BRAKES.
The "Pearl of Pekin" Troupe In a Kail
Staunton, Va., April 28. —At 3 a. m.
an express train on the Chesapeake and
Ohio railroad for Washington, was de
scending a heavy grade a mile west of
Staunton, when the air-brake was ren
dered useless and the train rushed into
Staunton at eighty miles an hour, tear
ing away the depot roof. A Pullman
sleeper was thrown on its side. In it
were fifteen members of the Pearl of
Pekin troupe, en route to Baltimore. Of
the company Myrtle Knox was injured
and died while being taken from the car.
Edith Miller had a leg broken. Edward
Webb, Edward Stevens, Bertha Fisher,
Louis Morrison and lone Dunham all
escaped with light cuts and bruises.
The car took lire, but it was put out.
The Secret of McCann's Charges Against
New York, April 28. —A morning
paper prints an interview with Mayor
Grant about the McCann matter, in.
which he asserts that a well-known law
yer, Richard S. Newcomb, called on him
some weeks ago, representing McCann,
and said the latter would di
vulge the charges made unless
Gabe Case and Grant paid
him $15,000 for his interest in a certain
restaurant. Grant said he would not
pay fifteen cents to prevent McCann
telling anything he knew.
Alexandria, La., April 28.r— Saturday
night, at Hemphill Creek, James Berry
Johnson, aged 14, was killed, and two
others,F. L. Mitchell and James Ritchie,
wounded. Claude Stewart and Thomas
Gentry, charged with the homicide, were
brought here and jailed. Stewart was
recently married, and the young men
concluded that they would charivari him
and his bride. They were tired upon by
Stewart, with the' result above men
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN NEED
Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi the
Greatest Sufferers—The Flood Nearing
the Gulf—The Texas Overflows.
Washington, April 28.—Secretary
Proctor has received several replies to
telegrams asking for information regard
ing the overflowed districts of the South.
The Governor of Louisiana said ten days'
rations for 25,000 people should be sent
to New Orleans for distribution through
out the State. The Governor of Missis
sippi said probably 20,000 persons in
that State were needing assistance, and
the Governor of Arkansas said 5,000
people in Phillips county and a consid
erable number In Desna county were in
great need of relief.
Sr. Martinsville, La., April 28.—She
water in this parish is rising at the rate
of eight inches a day. Those residing
in the low lands have been compelled to
leave their homes and move to the
bayou banks. The crops, which were in
magnificent condition, are lost. Twenty
rive hundred people will suffer in this
parish from the floods. At Bayou Chene
the people are asking for relief lioats to
save their livestock. Every inch of
ground in that section is under water.
New Orleans, April 28. —The levee
in front of Grosse Tete, gave way this
morning, letting the flood directly in
upon the already partially inundated
village. The people have their stock on
platforms and hummocks of earth, and
DOth people and stock are badly in need
The Texas Overflows.
Dallas, Texas, April 28.—Tlie sun
rose beautifully and clear this morning,
but the outlook was the reverse in about
four hundred homes in Dallas and its
suburbs, from which the inhabitants
had been driven by the overflow in the
Trinity river. The river at this rise was
a few inches higher than that of 1860,
which was the highest recorded within
the memory of the oldest settlers. Large
forces of men are now repairing the
washouts on the various roads. The
water last night ran through the win
dows of the first floor of the Dallas
elevator, and damaged a large amount of
wheat as well as the machinery of the
St. Louis Pressed Brick Company.
Allensworth & Russey, the Dallas Brew
ing Company and others are heavy
losers by the flood.
Paris, Texas, April 28.—Reports from
the Red river state it is higher than for
forty years past. There was thirty-four
feet of water at Arthur City this morn
ing. All the low lands are inundated
and many people had to move out in
The River Falling.
Vicksjiurg, April 28.—Advices from
points north of here and in this vicinity
show that the water is falling every
where, and in several places planting
will begin next week.
Baton Rouge, April 28. —The river is
steadily falling. All fears of further
breaks are gone.
After arduous work the Martinez
crevasse is virtually closed. An attempt
will next be made "to close the break in
the Lodell levee.
San Francisco Presbytery.
San Francisco, April 28.—The Pres
bytery of San Francisco met at Calvary
church today, Rev. J. M. Thompson occu
pying the chair. The name of Rev. J. N.
Ellis, of the Presbytery of Los Angeles,
was enrolled. The Presbytery decided
after some discussion, to invite the gen
eral assembly of 1891 to lfieet in Calvary
church, provided that suitable ar
rangements can be made with the
railroad companies for transportation.
Rev. T. C. Easton and Rev. Kerr were
appointed a committee for that purpose,
with power to add to their numbers one
or more laymen, as they might see fit.
Peace In Samoa.
Melbourne, April 28. —Advices from
Samoa received here state that Malietoa,
King of Samoa, signed the treaty for tiie
settlement of the Samoan troubles in
the presence of the various consuls at
Apia and a large number of the Samoan
people. Tamasese and party have signi
fied their acceptance of the new regime.
TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1890.
THE NATIVE SONS.
The Grand Parlor in Session
Splendid Entertainment Given
A Grand Parade and Drive Through
General Bidwell Plays the Kole of a
Generous Host—Business of the
Parlor Progressing Finely.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Chico, Cal., April 28.—The city i»
crowded with visitors and delegates at
tending the session of the Native Sons.
Two hundred and fifty delegates have
reported. A parade was held this morn
ing, the Park band leading the march
made from headquarters at the Park
hotel. Four or five hundred members
of the order were in the procession:
There was much enthusiasm along the
line of march. The thirteenth annual
session was formally opened by Grand
President Ryan at 11:30 o'clock. He
made a short address and then an
nounced the committees. An adjourn
ment was then taken till this evening,
and the delegates lett for a drive. They
were served refreshments at General
Bidwell's on their return.
The ride extended the delegates to the
Grand Parlor this afternoon, was tbe
principal feature of the day. The ride
extended over the ranch of General Bid
well, where the General made a stirring
address to the members, relating remin
iscences of the early days. On recon
vening, Grand Secretary Lunstedt ap
pointed William A. Shannon, assistant
secretary for the session, and F C. For
man, of San Francisco, was selected
official reporter by the committee of
Business was resumed at 8 o'clock this
evening. The report of the committee
on credentials seated all the delegates.
Frank Coombs, chairman of the com
mittee on ritual, asked for further time
to report. Granted.
The Sutter's Fort committee reported
that over $6,000 had been collected for
the purpose of purchasing the fort, and
recommended the appointment of a
committee of five for next year to con
tinue the work and complete the pur
chase of it, to be presented to the State,
and the Legislature is asked to appor
tion money to preserve it. The recom
mendation was adopted.
Past-President Steinbach offered a
resolution that the next Admission Day
celebration be held in San Francisco.
Tuesday, September 9th.
A committee of five were appointed on
the death of J. M. Donahue.
C. T. Lindsay, of Visalia, offered a
resolution that a side degree be made
for the Native Daughters. Letters of
congratulation were read from the par
lors of the latter order.
A petition was read from the colored
natives, asking that the word "white"
be stricken from the constitution. Citi
zens of Nevada petitioned, asking that
the constitution be amended admitting
citizens of that State.
An invitation was accepted to visit
the Normal school.
Gregory, Coombs and Curry were ap
pointed a committee of three to confer
with the State and county officials, in
regard to preparing an exhibit at the
World's Fair at Chicago.
SUTKO TUNNEL SUIT.
Answer of the Defendants to the
San Francisco, April 28. —The princi
pal defendants in the suit brought by
Frank I. Symmes and others against
the Comstock Tunnel Company et al. in
the United States Circuit Court for
Nevada, today filed their answer at Car
son City. It is quite a voluminous doc
ument, and sets forth minutely tbe his
tory of the reorganization of the Sutro
Tunnel Company, through the efforts of
Theodore Sutro, of New York.
In July, 1887, Theodore Sutro made a
favorable settlement of the mortgage
of the McCalmonts,on the condition
that the money should be paid on or be
fore January 1, 1888. About one million
dollars was required, and to raise the
money Sutro proposed to issue income
bonds of the company to be taken by
the stockholders on the condition that
the entire amount be raised by Febru
ary 1, 1888. Only about $400,000 was
subscribed up to that time, and it ap
pearing impossible to get all the stock
holders to subscribe, Sutro succeeded in
getting a syndicate of capitalists headed
by the Sehgmans to guarantee half the
bonds. The plan was then changed and
the stockholders who had previously
subscribed conditionally, came in under
the new plan, which was to purchase the
mortgage from the McCalmonts and fore
close in the interest of the subscribing
stockholders and syndicate, unless all
the stockholders subscribed. They
were, it is claimed, given the fullest op
portunity and urgetl by circulars and
advertisements to do so, but only about
three-fourths came in and it was neces
sary to foreclose. This was done and
the property was transferred to the Corn
stock Tunnel Company for the purpose.
The answer states that the widest pub
licity was given to the plan, and that
this plan was the only method by which
foreclosure in the sole interest of the
McCalmonts could be prevented. It
further states that the trustees of the
Sutro Tunnel Company and syndicate, as
well as Theodore acted in good
faith in the matter. All charges of at
tempt to defraud any of the stockhold
ers, or to take any unfair advantage, are
specifically denied. It also states that
the three plaintiffs are the only stock
holders who have raised any objection to
the course pursued, and that they have
not shown themselves entitled to any
relief whatever, and that they in fact
assented to the plans.
Edmund Tansky, of San Francisco,
and W. E. F. Deal, of Virginia, are so
licitors for the defendants, and Pillsbury
& Blanding, also of San Francisco, and
Wheeler H. Peckham, of New York, are
of the counsel.
Michael Lane Was Insane.
San Francisco. April 28.—The C'oro
nerV jury decided today that Michael
Lane, who brutally assaulted his wife
last Thursday and then shot himself,
committed the deed while insane. Mrs.
Lane still lives and may recover, al
though she has three bullet wounds in
her head ami the frontal bone was frac
tured by a blow from a hammer.
Wanted in Chicago.
Portland, Ore., April 28.—Chief of
Police Parrish today arrested William
Johnson, a colored employee at the
Hotel Portland, on a telegram from the
Superintendent of the Chicago police,
stating that Johnson was wantetl there
on the charge of complicity in the mur
der of Mrs. Bingham, alias Mrs. Jennie
McGarvey, March'lsth last.
A Bay City Boomer.
San Francisco, April 28.—An evening
paper publishes a statement by O. D.
Baldwin, a prominent real estate dealer,
that he will head a subscription list with
$5,000, and will guarantee to raise $500,
--000 towards a.aubsidy to any bona fide
competing transcontinental railroad that
win come into Sau Francisco.
Fire at Siorraville.
TaUOKBB, Cal., April 28.—Part of
Sierraville was burned last night. The
lire broke out in a saloon kept by L.
Lavine, at about 11:30 o'clock. Levy's
Ktore, Lavine's saloon, Johnson's barber
shop and residence, and Dolly's ware
house were burned. Total loss, $22,000,
of which L. Levy lost $20,000.
Pioneers at San Francisco.
San Francisco, April 28.—One hun
dred and forty members of the Society
of California Pioneers of New England
arrived in this city from Sacramento
this afternoon. A number of the dele
gation reached here Saturday. A recep
tion will be tendered the visitors at Pio
neer hall tomorrow.
After a Drunken Quarrel.
Napa, CaL, April 28.—After a drunken
quarrel at Rutherford, Sunday night,
Mrs. Maggie Merkle stabbed Joseph
Yon Weil, killing him almost immedi
SHANNON KNOCKED OUT.
BILLY MA.HAN WON THE FIGHT IN
Shannon Had the Best of the Battle Up
to the* Fatal Fifteenth, When Mahan
Knocked Him Out.
San Francisco, April 28. —Billy Mahan
and Billy Shannon, local middle-weights,
fought in the Occidental Athletic Club
tonight for a purse of $1,250. Shannon
was knocked out in fifteen rounds, after
a hard fight. He forced the fighting
from the start and had much the best of
it up to the last round. Mahan fought
well, and in the fifteenth round knocked
Shannon down with a swinging right
hander on the jaw. The latter got up
groggy, but still forced the fighting.
Mahan got in another good blow and
knocked out his opponent.
A HIGHBINDER MURDER.
A Prominent Celestial Shot Down on the
Streets of San Francisco.
San Francisco, April 28.—G0 Luk, a
Chinese contractor, was shot and killed
tonight at the corner of Jackson and
Dupont streets, by Ah Quay, a high
binder, who has been arrested. Go Dan,
a Chinese merchant of Stockton, was
arrested April Ist on a warrant from Sac
ramento, charging him with grand lar
ceny. His wife was arrested at the same
time on a warrant from Auburn. Go
Dan was taken to Sacramento with his
wife, but she was taken to Auburn with
another Chinese woman. Dan's wife, it
is stated, was placed in a house of ill
fame, and the other woman substituted
for her in court. Go Luk,who was killed,
was Dan's uncle, and was in search of
the latter's wife, who has not yet been
found. It is believed he was killed by
highbinders interested in the woman's
abduction. The Auburn and Sacramento
constables have been indicted on charges
of abduction, fraud and conspiracy.
AMBUSHED AND SHOT.
Rumors of a Bloody Tragedy in San
San Diego, April 28. —Three years ago
W. B. Fame took a Government ranch
on a mountain in this county, adjoining
the ranch of Helm brothers. The latter
became angry, as they wanted the land
he took, and when he took possession
Chat Helm fired at him, and a battle
took place, none being killed. Since
then there have been numerous shoot
ing affrays and arrests. Recently Fame
made preparations to elope with Chat
Helm's daughter. Helm learned of this
and, it is said, ambushed and shot
Fame, killing him. The news was
brought by a well-known resident of the
district, who knew no details.
W. W. Allen, superintendent of mails
at New York, has been arrested, charged
with robbing the mails.
Bishop Bourgess, who recently re
signed from the Detroit diocese on
account of ill-health, was stricken with
paralysis Saturday night and is not ex
pected to recover.
O'Donovan Rossa has been convicted
of criminal libel, with a recommenda
tion of mercy, for calling P. S. Cassidy a
British spy and publishing a similar
libel in the United Irishman.
Judge Benedict in the United States
Court at New York, denied the demur
rer of Peter Claason to forty of the forty
four indictments charging him with the
perversion of funds of the Sixth National
Bank. Claason entered a plea of not
The Clayton Inquiry.
Little Rock, Ark., April 28.—The
Clayton-Breckenridge investigation com
mittee examined 195 witnesses today.
All but three were colored voters who
were at Plummersville on election day
and voted for Clayton. Sheriff Shelby
testified that when the ballot box at
Plummersville was stolen, he made dili
gent search to discover the thieves. He
had a pistol in his possession which was
found near the house where Clayton
was killed. It was delivered to the
committee until Friday, when lie will
be examined regarding the Clayton
Tacoma, Apri' 28.—The total registra
tion for the municipal election, May 6th,
The Electrocution to Take
s Place Soon.
The Machinery of Death Nearly
Great Interest Manifested in the
The Prisoner Remains Calm and Con
tinues to Study the Bible—Ha
Makfts His Will.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Auburn, N. V., April 28.—Th'; latest
news about Murderer William Kemrnler
is that he is still alive, and no one but
Warden Durston knows definitely at
what hour, or on what day, the electri
cal shock will be sent through his body.
It had been almost settled that the exe
cution was to take place Tuesday, but
the machinery of the death room was
not in final order when the working
hours were over this evening, and it is
believed the arrangements will not be
completed until late tomorrow. Warden
Durston said this afternoon that the
execution would certainly not occur
during the next twenty-four hours.
Several scientists and law officers, who
have been invited to witness the execu
tion, have arrived here. Absolutely no
newspaper men will be permitted to see
it except the representatives of the two
This afternoon Warden Durston
showed to a number of reporters the
different electrical devices and chair in
which Kemrnler will be electrocuted. It
is the same as has been described re
cently at length in the press. There is
a movable piece at the top supporting
an electrode cap which will fit on the
victim's head, and a wire passing down
the back connecting another electrode,
which will be placed at the base of the
spine. Saturated sponges will be placed
between the electrodes and the
body to prevent burning. The
victim will be firmly strapped
in the chair and a broad leather strap
will cover his face, except the nose, thus
concealing the death agony. It is under
stood the current used to cause his death
will be between 2,600 and 2,700 volts in
force, enough to supply 1,000 lights.
Kemrnler has passed the day in about
the same way he has the last week. He
, has read the Bible as well as he could
and listened to his religious advisors,
Dan McNanghton, Dr. Houghton and
Chaplain Yates. He made his will to
night, giving a pictorial Bible to Keeper
McNaughton, pigs-in-clover puzzle to
Rev. Dr. Houghton, a testament to
Keeper Wemple and a slate covered
with autographs to Chaplain Yates.
DISORDERS IN AUSTRIA.
The Jews Unmercifully Persecuted—Many
Serious Riots Reported.
Vienna, April 28.—Additional deaths
resulting from the riot at Biala, make
the number of victims seventeen.
The Burgomaster at Murschan has
been threatened with death for forbid
ding demonstrations on May day.
The Burgomaster of Stockerau, whose
house contains a synagogue, has received
a letter warning him that his house will
be burned and not a Jew will escape
Anti-Jewish rioting is reported in
Peasants and laborers at Kolomea,
where anti-Jewish rioting was repeated
last night, are making threats against
the lives of the landlords. Several riot
ers have been arrested. Further trouble
is feared. Troops are being hurried to
Later dispatches say the troops re
stored order at Kolomea. During the
rioting the peasants attempted to burn
several mansions. The movement is
spreading throughout Galicia. The pe
troleum district of Drohobiez is in a state
of ferment, and many excesses have been
Madrid, April 28.—The Government
has given orders to permit labor demon
strations in Valencia on May day unless
Rome, April 28. —The Italian Govern
ment has taken precautions looking to
the maintenance of order on May Ist.
The Prefect of Bologna has forbidden
processions on that day. All the shops
will be closed.
Lisbon, April 28. —A shock of earth
quake occurred in this city today.
A MISSING INDICTMENT.
Prisoner Whigham May Go Free
Through Official Carelessness.
San Francisco, April 28. —In 1886 the
Grand Jury of this city and
county found an indictment against
one William Whigham for the
crime of perjury, and at the time
of filing the indictment, a bench warrant
was issued for the arrest of the accused,
but the Sheriff failed to find him.
Recently, however, he was discov
ered and arrested, and is now
in the county jail awaiting the
action of the court. Today A. M.
Armstrong, as attorney for the prisoner,
petitioned the Superior Court for the
issue of a writ of habeas corpus, alleging
that Whigham ais unlawfully im
' prisoned, for there is no indict
ment against him to be found on file
on the criminal records of the court. A
writ has been issued as prayed for, and
will be heard tomorrow. In the mean
time orders have been given to search
every nook and corner of the County
Clerk's offlce, in the hope that the
hiding-place of the indictment may be
Another Bucketshop Failure.
Pittsburg, April 28. —Another bucket
shop failure, that of Johnston & Co.,
occurred today. The liabilities are not
known. The failure was caused by the
steady advance in stocks.
Arrived from the Orient.
San Fbancisco April 28.—The steam
ship Gaelic ar (Tuesday)
morning, from China and Japan. «
P A YEARIf- \
P" Buys the Daily Herald and *
k *2 the. Weekly Hkbald.
L IT IS NEWSY* AMD CLEAN.,
Yesterday's Results at Linden Park and
Linden Park, N. J., April 28.—Five
and one-half furlongs—Beat Boy won,
Tipstaff second, Bradford third; time.
One mile —Golden Reel won, Lisi
mony second, Sam Morse third; time,
Five-eighths of a mile—Gray Rock
won, Ely second, Chatham third; time.
One mile—Salvini won, Eric second,
Sorrento third; time, 1:48.
One mile and a sixteenth—Tristan
won, Taragon second, Silleck third;
time, 1 m\i.
Seven-eighths of a mile—Puzzle won,
Shotover second, Zulu third; time.
Nashville, April 28.—Seven and one
half furlongs—Billy Pinkerton won,
Bliss second, Carlton third; time, 1:42^.
Four and one-half furlongs—Black
Knight won, National second, Consoli
dation third; time, 1
Mile—Glockner won, Buckler second,
Friendless third: time, 1:46%.
Half mile—lda Pickwick won, Drift
second, Laura Doxey third ; time, 0:52%.
Five-eighths of a mile—Billy Parker
won, Leo Brigel second, lago third:
Mile and eighth—Mamie Fonso won,
Event second, Skobeloff third; time,
Fountain Head, Term., April 28.—
Spotted fever has again broken out in
the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. During
the past week there have been eleven
cases, and ten of the number proved
fatal. The disease seems to baffle the
skill of the best physicians.
Suicided by Shooting.
Dcs Moines, lowa, April 28.—George
B. Fitch, a well-known civil engineer,
suicided this morning by shooting. Ill
health caused mental depression. He
has three sons in California.
OLD WORLD ECHOES.
INTEREST CENTERING IN THE MAT
Emperor William Will Himself Lead the
Troops in Case of Trouble—Stanley to
be Dubbed the Lord of Congo.
Berlin, April 28. — Emperor Wil
liam announces that he will himself
take command of the Berlin garrison on
May day and ride at the head of the first
body of troops it may be necessary to
send out to quell any tumultuous demon
stration in the streets.
The managers of the military work
shops at Spandau have announced that
workmen wty> absent themselves on
May day will be dismissed.
Privy Councillor Rottenburg has re
signed. In the future he will reside in
Stanley tn be Dubbed Lord of Congo.
The Irish Land Bill, Etc.
London, April 28.—Stanley returned
to London this morning from Sandring
ham. It is reported that the Queen will
confer a title on Stanley, making him
Lord Stanley of Congo.
Speaker Peel has recovered and re
sumed his duties in the House of Com
There is a blockade of railway goods
at Holyhead, owing to the Irish strike.
In the Commons this evening Cham
berlain agreed with the ParnelTites that
the suggestions relating to the establish
ment of cheap land registration and
transfer, would meet with general ac
ceptance. He favored incorporating to
some extent Parnell's proposals in the
Government bill. He suggested as a
means of meeting Parnell's objections
that the House quickly dispose of the
Land Purchase bill in order to enable
the Government to introduce and pass
the Irish Local Government bill during
the present session. But whether
such a bill passed or not, could not the
Government promise the formation
of Irish county councils which
should take over the working of the
Land Purchase bill, etc. He believed
the League could exercise little control
over the Councils, and the plan would
meet the bulk of Gladstone's objections.
Harcourt said the Government would
better withdraw the bill than accept the
plans of both Parnell and Chamberlain.
The Chronicle's Vienna correspondent
says Schmidt, who was implicated in
the Cronstadt scandal has been secretly
shot. Russian papers were forbidden
to mention the shooting.
The Boulanglsts Completely Buried.
Anarchists Making Trouble.
Paris, April 28. —Returns from the
municipal elections show that twelve
Republicans, eight Conservatives and
one Boulangist were successful. Fifty
nine supplementary ballots will he
necessary, in which" forty-two Republi
cans will probably be elected.
Full returns show a tremendous fall
ing off of the Boulangist vote at yester
day's election. The result of the ballot
ing is looked upon as a death-blow to
A meeting of anarchists was held at
Lyons yesterday, at which a speech was
made favoring violence by the working
men May Ist. Eleven of the partici
pants of the meeting were arrested.
Socialists at Lille, Department Dv
Nord, and all the laboring centers in the
department, especially at Roubaix and
Armentieres, are inciting the workmen
to acts of violence on May day.
.Stringent measures will be taken
by the authorities to prevent any
riotous demonstrations. Two unknown
men have been arrested at Versailles for
circulating hand bills inciting the sol
diers to shoot the officers if ordered to
charge on the workmen on May Ist.
Seven leading anarchists have been
arrested. A search of their residences
resulted in the discovery of a printing
press and a number of revolutionary
documents. Tlie Marquis de Mores is
among the number arrested.
Baltimore, April 28.—Ex-State Treas
urer Archer was indicted by the grand
jury, today, on the charge of embezzling
$118,000 of the State funds.