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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 17.
NOT TOUCHED OFF.
A New Lease of Life for
His Electrocution Indefinitely
A Writ of Habeas Corpus Issued at
the Last Moment.
Great Excitement Caused by the Sudden
Change in Programme—News
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Auburn, N. V., April 21).—The an
nouncement this afternoon that Judge
Wallace, of the United States Circuit
Court, has issued a writ of habeas corpus
in the case of the condemned murderer,
William Kemrnler, returnable June 17th,
was a great surprise here. For many
days the townspeople had been on the
verge of expectancy awaiting the execu
tion by electricity for the first time.
There also had been in town innumer
able newspaper men. This afternoon,
at the dinner table, they received the
first intimation when District Attorney
Quinby, of Buffalo, said there would not
be any execution, and he was going
home. The reporters hastened to the
prison, and after a short time Warden
Durston told them the news. Then
there was a wild rush of reporters
for the telegraph office, three blocks
away. Attracted by the running men,
crowds of people poured out of the
houses and stores, and soon there was a
long string of men and children running
up street, while out of doors and win
dows were shouted to the van of the
procession all sorts of inquiries, the
most frequent of which was: "Say, has
he been touched off yet?"
This expression, "touched off," is the
Auburn way of referring to electrocu
The writ was obtained in New York by
ex-Assistant District Attorney Roger IT.
Sherman. He had never communicated
with Kemrnler, and just who employed
him cannot be learned. His connection
with tlie case seems to be like that of W.
Bourke Cockran, who a year ago opposed
Kemmler's execution on the ground that
it was cruel and unusual, and against the
State constitution. There had been little
doubt that Cockran had some assistance
from the electrical company whose ap- >
paratus was chosen for the execution,
the company saying it did not want its
dynamos used for such a purpose. The
result of the fight in the State court was
in favor of the new law, and since the
final decision nothing had been done
Sherman came here today in company
with Henry D. Gailey, who is attorney
for severafelectric light companies. Both
these gentlemen refused to talk.
Warden Durston, who had been
bothered greatly by newspaper men and
others the past few weeks, at tirst re
fused to believe in the genuineness of
Sherman's papers. Sherman thereupon
went before Judge Dwight and made the
necessary affidavit, after which Warden
Durston accepted tbe service and allowed
Kemrnler to sign papers constituting
Sherman his attorney. Kemrnler, who
is very dull of comprehension, paid no
attention to what he was signing, and
knew nothing of the importance of the
papers until nearly 4 o'clock, when
Warder Durston went in and formally
explained to him what had happened.
Even then the prisoner looked as
though he did not fully understand, and
the warden said: "It means that your
execution is not coming off now, ami
that you will have two months and
perhaps longer to live."
"Oh," said Kemrnler, just as though
the facts were beginning to dawn upon
him, "that makes me feel much easier."
Kemmler's face was expressionless,
and he sat down without appearing
The future of the case will probably
be one of again protracted litigation.
When Kemrnler is produced at Canan
daigua the arguments will take some
time, and it may be weeks longer before
the decision of the court is handed
down. If adverse, Sherman may ap
peal it to the United States Supreme
Court, and thus result in further delay.
The lawyers here declare, however, that
the application will not be successful,
as they assert it is clearly within the
limits of the decision of the Supreme
Court in a case where it was claimed
that the eighth provision of the Consti
tution applied to State laws imposing
certain punishments. In that case the
Supreme Court decided that the pro
vision applied to national and not State
But should the federal courts decide
the law unconstitutional, New York
State will be confronted with a problem.
There will be in prison a number of con
demned murderers who cannot be put to
dar.th. The law providing for the rope
as a means of execution, it is argued by
the lawyers, has been supplanted by the
electrocution law. If the latter is ruled
out the State wili have no law for capital
punishment, and the lawyers say
a new statute which might be passed,
providing a means of execution, could
not affect those sentenced prior to its
Utica, N. V., April 29.—The clerk of
the United States Court this evening
put the official seal on the Kemrnler writ,
and sent it to Auburn. The petition
upon which it was granted sets forth that
the punishment imposed in the statute
is cruel and unusual. That it conflicts
with the Federal Constitution, in that
the punishment imposed deprives the
prisoner, Kemrnler, of life without due
process of law; not only in that the
mode of putting to death is unlawful,
but also that the judicial function ■of
fixing the time of death is taken from
the court and delegated to an executive
officer or some uncertain substitute,
upon some undefined, unaccountable
The Southern Union Pacific.
New York, April 29.—A meeting of
bondholders of the southern branch of
the Union Pacific was held yesterday.
The holders of a majority of the bonds
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
voted to declare the principal due. It
will accordingly be paid by the reorgan
ization committee of the Kansas and
Texas road, which now operates the
property covered by the bonds.
Changes in the "O" Management by
Resignation and Otherwise.
_ Chicago, April 29.— General Manager
E. P. Ripley, of the Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy, today resigned, to take
effect June Ist. He has accepted the
second vice-presidency of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul road, and will
have entire charge of the operating and
The Burlington directors today elected
George B. Harris, now vice-president of
the Burlington and Northern, second
vice-president of the "Q" system, to
succeed H. B. Stone. He will act tem
porarily as general manager.
The general passenger agents of the
Western roads met today and made
some progress toward the reorganization
of the Western States Passenger Asso
They Cannot Agree on the Silver Ques
Washington, April 29. —The Senate
Republican caucus committee on silver
did not meet today. Some members
express the opinion that no further ef
fort will be made to reach an agreement.
The differences between the contending
interests are represented as being radi
cal. The matter, they say, will be al
lowed to rest where it is until the House
acts upon the bill now pending.
THE STRIKE SITUATION.
THE CARPENTERS' STRIKE AT
A Settlement with the New Bosses Nearly
Arrived At—The Pittsburg Railroad
Employees Willing to Compromise.
Chicago, April 29. —Today was com
paratively uneventful in the carpenters
strike, and tonight the headquarters of
the journeymen are more deserted than
at any time since the movement was
inaugurated. Tbis is due to the fact
that the determination to make a settle
ment with the Boss Carpenters, and
Builders' Association has made the un
remitting measures of the last three
weeks unnecessary. The initial step
toward declaring the strike off has been
taken, and many members of the new
association think work will be resumed
Friday. The old Master Carpenters'
Association will be boycotted, but they
are not losing any sleep over the pros
pect. The journeymen and boss arbitra
tion committees had a lengthy confer
ence this afternoon, and arranged for a
meeting tomorrow to consider details.
A committee from the old masters' as
sociation called on the Mayor this af
ternoon to ask for adequate police pro
tection for the non-union men with
whom they propose to resume work next
week. They were promised all the pro
tection possible. Their petition recited
acts of violence on the part of the strik
ers, etc. Later in the day a committee
of strikers called on the Mayor and pro
tested against the charges in their com
The Coopers' Assembly, at a meeting
tonight, decided to demand eight hours,
and decided to accept a reduction of 10
per cent from the present rate of wages
as an equivalence. A committee was
appointed to wait on the various pack
ing houses, and in case of refusal the
men will go on a strike Thursday. The
police are making elaborate preparations
to guard against prospective trouble at
Boston, April 29. —The Amalgamated
Society of Carpenters and Joiners has
formally decided to co-operate with the
Brotherhood of Carpenters. The action
of this body, which has been regarded
the most conservative organization in
this city, brings every organization in
Boston in line for the eight-hour move
ment May Ist.
Pittsburg, April 29. —The Supreme
Council of the Federation of Labor met
here tonight. After hearing the griev
ances of the local men, they formulated
a proposition to the railway companies
asking 20 and 21 cents per "hour for day
and night hrakemen, and the same
wages for conductors as offered other em
ployees. The proposition is in the na
ture of a compromise, and, it is thought,
will be accepted.
St. John, N. 8., April 29.—Labor
strikes here are assuming a grave aspect.
Yesterday the employees of McAvitz &
Sons, brass founders, went out on a nine
hour strike. The men of Fleming's loco
motive works also went out.
Antl-Gerrymandering and Service Pen
sion Bills Discussed.
Washington, April 29.—The Republi
can caucus tonight considered the Mc-
Conias bill, commonly known as the
anti-Gerrymandering bill, and the Mor
rill Service Pension hill.
McComas explained his bill and re
ferred to the action of the Maryland and
Ohio Legislatures as indicative of the
need for immediate action on the sub
Lodge, of Massachusetts, endorsedMc-
Kennedy, of Ohio, and Frank, of Mis
souri, opposed the bill. The latter said
it was a retro-active, and would be in
vidious and unpopular, transferring to
the National Congress the odious species
of gerrymandering which now and then
the States resort to without effecting any
The debate continued fully two hours,
and the matter finally went over.
There was a long discussion on the
Morrill bill, which was finally amended
by the proposition to fix the age of
limitation at 00 years. .
Run Over and Killed. '
Tacoma, Wash., April 29.—0n the rail
way between Carbondale and Orting,
this morning, an old man named How
ard G. Wilbur was run over and in
stantly killed by a train bound for
Tacoma. He was walking upon the
track an<i'did not hear the train.
Adelaide, April 29. —Elections for
members of the Colonial Parliament were
held throughout South Australia today.
All the Ministers were returned.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1890.
THE GOLDEN WEST.
Grand Parlor of the Native
Another Busy Day Put in at
A Large Amount of Important
Colored Natives Not Admissible to the
Order—A Grand Ball Given the
Delegates Last Night.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Cmco, CaL, April 29.—The weather
has been most pleasant for the session
of the Grand Parlor of the Native Sons,
The delegates are down to hard work,
and doing considerable business. The
forenoon session was largely attended.
The Grand Parlor was opened at 10
o'clock by President Ryan. The finance
committee of the Grand Parlor reported
having examined the books of the grand
secretary and grand treasurer, and
found them correct in every particular.
Past Grand President Steinback sub
mitted an amendment to the constitu
tion permitting the organization of par
lors outside of this State, where the re
quisite number of native Californians
could be secured, provided the Grand
Parlor shall not be required to pay the
traveling expenses of the delegates from
such parlors, and that the Grand Parlor
never be held outside the State. Re
ferred to the committee on legislation.
R. P. Doland offered a resolution con
gratulating the order on the agitation
which has caused the national flag to be
displayed from the public school build
ings throughout the State, thus infusing
the true spirit of patriotism into the
hearts of the coming native sons, and
greater veneration for the United States
and California. Provision was also made
that a copy of the resolution be for
warded to the Governor and each mem
ber of the Legislature. Referred to the
committee on the state of the order.
W. W. Green offered an amendment
to the constitution that the grand vice
president, grand lecturer, grand orator
and Board of Grand Trustees be a visit
ing board, and shall visit the subordi
nate parlors at least twice during each
year. Referred to the committee on
T. C. Hocking presented an amend
ment that twenty instead of eleven
names be required on the charter of an
institution before being granted. Re
ferred to the committee on legislation.
An amendment was submitted by T.
C. Hocking, that the Grand Parlor pro
vide for a historian, and allow him a
stenographer and traveling expenses;
also that each parlor shall be entitled to
one delegate-at-large, and one for each
100 members at the time of election, in
stead of one for each hundred or frac
tion over fifty.
A resolution was adopted sending
greeting to the New England California
pioneers, and bidding them welcome to
A resolution was offered appointing a
committee to select an official badge for
An amendment was proposed that the
seven grand trustees be elected by dis
Memorial resolutions out of respect to
J. Mervyn Donahue and General M. G.
Vallejo, were read and tiled.
Charles L. Lilden, chairman of the
San Francisco delegation, presented an
invitation to the order to celebrate the
fortieth anniversary of Admission day
in San Francisco, assuring the members
that all the parlors there were unani
mous, earnest and enthusiastic, and in
tend making the celebration one of the
grandest ever held in San Francisco, and
one which the Native Sons of the Golden
West and State of California will have
every reason to feel proud of. After a
short and sharp discussion, the invita
tion was adopted by a unanimous vote.
A resolution was offered that Santa
Rosa, Sacramento and Monterey be
selected as places for holding the"next
Grand Parlor, but with an amendment
locating the meeting permanently in
San Fr#ncisco. Laid over till tomorrow
morning, and made the special order.
The Grand Parlor then resolved itself
into a committee of the whole to further
discuss the ritual question.
Grand President Ryan was presented
a beautiful bouquet by the young ladies
of Chico, amid the applause of the Grand
The Grand Parlor decided to hold the
next meeting at Santa Rosa.
It was decided, after two hours' dis
cussion, not to change the present ritual,
and the report of the committee on the
matter of admitting colored native Cali
fornians to membership, deciding that it
was inexpedient at present to make such
a change, was adopted.
An invitation to a grand ball tendered
the visitors by Chico Parlor, was ac
cepted, and the Grand Parlor adjourned.
THE BULLY CHAP MINES.
George A. Cornwell Falls to Secure a
Half Interest Therein.
Red Bluef, Cal., April 29.—The great
Bully Chap mining suit of George A.
Cornwell, of Napa, against ex-Senator
C. F. Foster, of this place, was decided
in favor of the defendant by Judge
Braynard this morning. The "suit in
volved an undivided half interest claimed
by Cornwell in a valuable group of mines
in Shasta county, worth half a million
dollars. The latter's interest was based
upon a verbal contract to purchase one
half interest in the mines, which were
bonded by Foster in his own name, and
who refused to convey said half interest
to Cornwell. The decision held that
plaintiff by his own acts had forfeited
all his rights under the verbal contract,
and judgment was entered in favor of
defendant. The case will be appealed
to the Supreme Court.
The Result of Locating a Leak With a
San Francisco, April 29. —An explo
sion of gas occurred at Jackson and
Powell streets this morning. The gas
had escaped from the main pipes in the
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strt et and worked into the sewers. Sev
eral persons were trying to locate the
leaks in the cellar of a drug store, and a
lighted candle which they had with
them caused the explosion." The covers
of a number of manholes were blown off
and persons living in the vicinity were
considerably frightened, but no serious
damage was done.
ATTEMPT TO MURDER.
An Aged Woodchopper Tries to Kill a
Nevada, CaL, April 29.—Thomas
Studley, a wood-chopper, aged 09, who
has been living in a cabin with John
Heal, aged 60, on the latter's ranch near
Lake City, was brought to the county
jail last night to await trial on the charge
of attempting to murder Heal. The lat
ter claims that the attack was unpro
voked, Studley using a butcher knife
and attempting to stab him in the
breast. Ileal grabbed the knife by the
blade, the flesh of his hand being cut to
the bone. Studley then clubbed him
oyer the head, whereupon he fled to
Lake City. Studley alleges that Heal
ordered him to bring in some firewood,
and when he refused Heal grabbed him
by the throat and he used the knife in
Capt. Logan's Murderer Convicted.
San Francisco, April 29.—The trial
of Charies Clark, charged with the mur
der of Captain Logan last year, was fin
ished today, and the case given to the
jury. At 5:30 they stood ten to two for
Later —Clark has been found guilty in
the first degree.
BATTLE BETWEEN UNION AND
Firearms Used and Much Blood Spilled.
One Killed Outright and Several Dan
gerously Wounded—No Arrests.
Portland, Ore., April 29. —A shooting
affray occurred this morning at Danby,
a fishing station on the Columbia river,
between union and non-union fisher
men. Jack Hay man was killed, and
James Wilson and a man named Olsen,
probabiy fatally shot. Olsen and Wil
son were brought here this afternoon on
the steamer Telephone, and taken to
the hospital. A party of union fisher
men came from Astoria to Danby last
night, and when the two factions met
this morning, the shooting took place.
Morgan Backus, who arrived this
afternoon in this city, states that Jack
Hay man, Harry Olsen and Charles Wil
son, union men from Astoria, were in a
sail boat, and passed a number- of non
union men, who were fishing.
They ordered the non-union men
to draw in tiieir nets and quit fishing,
claiming that they had been selling 50
cents lower than the union price. After
some words the union men sailed on and
came near a scow anchored near the
shore. Suddenly a number of shots
were fired from the scow, one of them
striking Hayman in the head and killing
him almost instantly. Wilson, who had
a rifle, returned the fire. The shooting
was kept up for some time, and Olsen
received a shot in the back which will
prove fatal. Wilson was shot three
times in the legs, but will probably re
cover. No arrests have been made as
it is impossible to find who did the
shooting, but the supposition is that it
was done by the non-union men, as
threats had been made at different times
by the union men against the non-union
SWINDLED BY SHARPERS.
The Lottery Racket Worked on a Sus
San Jose, April 29. —S. D. Hosmer, a
rancher residing on the Mountain View
and Saratoga road, was swindled out of
$1,000 by two sharpers. One said he
was a real estate agent, and
the other claimed he was a Lou
isiana lottery agent, giving his name
as Clark. Clark said he conducted the
drawing himself when the tickets were
bought, and induced Hosmer to invest.
The latter drew a $1,000 price, but was
told that before it was paid he must
show he was worth $1,000. He had
$265 with him, and went to
Santa Clara and drew $700 more.
Clark said he did not have enough
money with him to pay the prize, but
would return the next day. He induced
Hosmer to put $1,000 in a tin box, and
hide it under the floor of his house.
Clark did not return, and today when
Hosmer examined the box he found a
lot of nails instead of money.
AN INDIAN MURDERER.
Killed His Wife and Another Indian,
Was Pursued and Shot.
Linkville, Ore., April 29. —John
Major, an Indian living near the Wil
liamson river bridge, about seven miles
from Klamath agency, shot his wife
twice with a Winchester rifle Sunday,
killing her instantly. Major then went
to the house of another Indian about
two miles distant and shot him dead.
Major then took to the woods. Six
policemen and about twenty other In
dians started on the trail of the mur
derer. He was finally discovered con
cealed beneath a log. The Indians shot
at Major, who continued to return the
fire until both his arms were broken,
when he fell back and was shot by the
Indians. Major is supposed to have
San Jose Rejoicing.
San Jose, Cal., April 29. —The news
that President Harrison signed the bill
appropriating $200,000 for a postoffice
building at San Jose was received here
with great rejoicing this evening. En
thusiastic citizens built bonfires and ex
ploded bombs and rockets, while others
paraded the streets with appropriately
inscribed transparencies. The San Jose
harbor project is meeting with great
support. A mass meeting will be held
tomorrow night, when it is confidently
expected the remainder of the shares of
stock necessary to do the work will be
Last State Reception.
Washington, April 29.—The last of
the official state receptions, that to the
general public, was given tonight at the
White House. President and Mrs. Har
rison were assisted by Mrs. Noble, Mrs.
Windom. Mrs. Wahamaker and Mrs.
THE NEWS ABROAD.
Many Anarchists Arrested
The Marquis De Mores Among:
Startling Revolutionary Plots Dis
closed by the Arrests.
The Workingmen Incited to Resort to
Riot—Boulanger Going to Join in
the May Day Demonstrations.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Paris April 29.—Twelve anarchists
were arrested yesterday, among them
the Marquis de Mores, his secretary,
Mondacq, and Prevost, secretary of the
hair-dresser's union. A number of ad
ditional arrests were made throughout
France of persons charged with inciting
workingmen to riot and pillage May Ist.
There have been further arrests at
Lyons of anarchists for endeavoring to
incite workmen to violence. The police
visited the houses of a number of sus
pects, and seized explosives and a num
ber of letters from conspirators in other
Forty more anarchists, among them
an Italian named Capriani, were ar
rested today for attempting to create dis
orders by r the workingmen. The an
archist committee has resolved that the
orders of the police for the regulation of
the demonstrations Thursday will be
obeyed by the anarchists.
The Temps says the police discovered
in the Marquis De Mores's house printed
documents designed to incite working
men to disorder, and found in Dumont's
house a secret press manifesto urging
the troops to mutiny. They also ascer
tained that certain anarchists intended
to throw dynamite in order to effect a
bloody revolution on May day.
The Marquis DeMores was examined
and remanded. He is charged with in
citing murder, pillage and arson and re
volt in the army. Soldiers revealed
seditious pamphlets, which led to his
arrest. It is stated that the Marquis
De Mores and friends were engaged in a
plot to proclaim the Duke of Orleans,
with the assistance of the revolting an
archists and Blanquists, who were in
cited by the Protectionist spirit of the
Chamber of Deputies as tending to in
crease the price of necessaries. The
plotters counted upon the neutrality of
the higher grades in the army, among
whom dissatisfaction existed because a
civilian was appointed Minister of War.
The police assert that the Rhine anar
chists have stores of dynamite cartridges
It is reported that Naquet, Deroulede
and Laguerre, the noted Boulangists,
are on the island of Jersey, making ar
rangements for Boulanger's return to
France May Ist, to take part in the labor
Many Fresh Strikes and Riots Reported
Throughout the Empire.
Vienna, April 29. —The Emperor yes
terday gave an audience to a deputation
from Biala, who asked that a permanent
garrison be established at that place.
The Emperor inquired into the real
causes of the recent disorders.
The Reichstrath will hold a session on
Local riots are reported in various
parts of the country. Great fires oc
curred in Czortkow, Jegierzany and
Belechow, undoubtedly incendiary, due
to agrarian agitation.
Vienna, April 29.—There was a work
men's riot at Frankstadt today. A
factory was pillaged by a mob. The
troops bayoneted many of the rioters.
Vienna, April 29. —Many fresh strikes
in the textile factories are reported
throughout Austria. At Frankstadt the
strikers sacked a linen factory and
attacked the troops.
Pesth, April 29. —Agitation among the
workingmen of Hungary is assuming
Churchill introduces a Bill to Amend
the License Laws.
London, April 29.—Lord Churchill, in
the Commons this evening, introduced
a bill to consolidate and amend the
licensing laws. He said Parliament, by
ignoring Bruce's suggestions in 1881, was
largely responsible for the increase in
drunkenness. The number of taverns
was grossly in excess of the people's
wants. The bill passed first reading
amid cheers. The bill empowers two
thirds of the number of rate-payers to
William Fowler, a well-known provis
ion merchant of Liverpool, is dead.
Edmund Hammond, the first Baron
Hammond, is dead. His father was the
minister from Great Britain to the
United States. With the death of Baron
Hammond, the title becomes extinct.
Workingmen Warned Against Celebrat
ing the First of May.
Chemnitz, April 29.—Official placards
are posted at all the stations of the rail
ways in Saxony, notifying employees
that if they absent themselves from
work May Ist they will be dismissed and
prosecuted for dereliction of duty.
Koningsbdrg, April 29. —The managers
of the railway works, gas works and
leading manufacturers have agreed to
refuse work to men dismissed for taking
part in the May day celebrations.
Berlin, April 29.—The Socialists of
Silesia have decided not to observe May
Ist as a holiday.
Mountain-Climbers in Mexico.
City of Mexico, April 29. —Repre-
sentatives of the Philadelphia Scientific
Exposition made an ascent of the
mountain Sunday. At the elevation of
17,150 feet a glacier two miles long was
found on the western slope, the first on
record in Mexico. Butterflies were
found in the ice at an elevation of
Mexico's Credit Good.
City of Mexico, 'April 29,-rFinance
Minister Dublan informed the Associ
ated Press Correspondent that the Gov
-»$8 A YEARK-
Buys the Daily herald and
$2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
ernment has received offers from Eng
lish, German and French syndicates to
take the new loan; so far the French
offer is the most favorable.
GOING TO ASTORIA.
Hunting-ton Signs a Contract to Extend
the Southern Pacific.
Portland, Ore, April 29.—C. P. Hunt
ington, president of the Southern Pa
cific Company, today signed a contract
with a committee of citizens from As
toria, agreeing to build a branch line of
the Southern Pacific to Astoria.
The citizens of Astoria agree
to raise a subsidy of $200,000
for the road, donate terminal facilities
in Astoria and transfer sixteen miles of
the Astoria and South Coast railroad,
already constructed, to the Southern
Pacific. Huntington and party left
overland for San Francisco tins evening.
Opium in Lemons.
Chicago, April 29.—A novel opium
smuggling scheme was discovered today.
The police raided an opium den and
found, among other things, a number of
lemon rinds well-filled with opium. The
ends had been cut off, the insides
scraped out and the opium put in and
the ends carefully cemented on again.
It is not known how extensive this plan
of smuggling may have been.
The Clayton Investigation..
Little Rock, Ark., April 29. —The
Clayton investigation committee today
heard the testimony of 104 colored wit
nesses, who stated that they voted for
Clayton for Congress. A number of wit
nesses were also examined concerning
OPENING OF THE LEAGUE SEASON
Attendance at the Games Generally
Light—The Players Reduce the Ad
mission to 25 Cents at Pittsburg.
Chicago, April 29.—The opening game
of the league season in this city today
was attended by 1,600 persons. Cough
lin pitched a good game and was given
excellent support. Daniels was very
unsteady up to the fifth, after which he
settled down and pitched good ball.
Pittsburg, 4; Chicago, 9.
Brooklyn, April 29.—Fifteen hundred
people attended the league game this
afternoon. Hughes pitched a steady
and effective game and was splendidly
supported. Nichols was also effective,
but poorly supported.
Boston, 2; Brooklyn, 5.
Cleveland, April 29.—The fielding of
the Clevelands and Cincinnatis (league)
was brilliant. The home team won be
cause Dailey was hit for three bases in
the fifth, bringing in three runs. At
Cleveland, 3; Cincinnati, 2.
Philadelphia, April 29.—Six thousand
six hundred people saw the stubbornly
contested game between the league teams
this afternoon, in which the visitors won.
Philadelphia, 5; New York, 4.
Boston, April 29.—80 th the brother
hood nines batted heavily today, and
tbe Bostons' poor fielding was counter
balanced by O'Day's wild pitching.
Daly gave way to Madden in the sev
enth, and the change won the game for
Boston. Attendance, 4,000.
Boston, IB; New York, 13.
Brooklyn, April 29. — Philadelphia
(brotherhood) won the game this after
noon through heavy batting. Attend
Brooklyn, 7; Philadelphia, 14.
Pittsburg, April 29.—Twenty-five
cents admission was inaugurated by the
Players' League this afternoon, but wet
weather kept the attendance down to
700. The Clevelands won through good
batting and the errors of their oppon
Pittsburg, 6; Cleveland, 7.
Chicago, April 29.—The association
games at Syracuse and Rochester, and
the brotherhood games at Buffalo, were
postponed on account of rain.
Louisville, April 29. —Louisville, 4;
St. Louis, April 29. —St. Louis, 5;
LYNCHING OR SUICIDE.
An Indian Hanged to a Telegraph Pole
San Diego, April 29.—Coroner W. H.
Eaton today received the following tele
gram from Banning, in the northern
part of this county, on the border of the
"Theie was an Indian found hanging
to a telegraph pole this morning. Wire
instructions. Must I cut him down?
W. P. Morris is Justice of the Peace
"(Signed) H. M. Carpenter,
Outside of the dispatch not much is
known. One report says some white
men who had an enmity against the
aborigine had hanged him for revenge,
and another report says he committed
suicide. The Coroner telegraphed the
Justice of the Peace to hold an inquest,
and the facts will not be known until
the report reaches this city.
An Unknown Man Takes a Fatal Dose.
Poverty Perhaps the Cause.
Petaluma, Cal., April 29.—This morn
ing a man waa found in a field near a
haystack, unconscious and dying. By
his side was an empty bottle, which had
evidently contained laudanum. Appear
ances showed that the man had Deen
there all night, and had taken the poison
many hours previous to being found. He
was brought to Petaluma, and died about
10 o'clock. He was dressed like a la
borer, had no money about him, and
nothing to prove his identity.
The Texas Floods.
Paris, Texas, April 29.—The Red river
commenced falling this morning. Sev
eral families living near the mouth of
Pine creek have not been heard from
since the overflow came, and it is feared
they are lost.
The Siege Raised in Crete.
Candia, April 29.—The state of siege
on the island of Crete has been raised
and martial law abolished. The Chris
tians on the island are. jubilant. A