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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 28.
DEATH IN THE AIR.
Akron, Ohio, Struck by a
Many Buildings Razed to the
A Number of People Killed and
Terrific Cloud Burst and Storm at Green
ville, Fa—A Cyclone Gets in its
Work in Kansas.
Associated Press Dispatches.!
Cleveland, May 10.—The Leader's
Akron, Ohio, special says :At 5:30 this
evening, in the midst of a most terrible
cloudburst, this city was struck by the
worst tornado ever known hereabouts.
■ The storm struck the south part of the
fity and tore through the fifth, fourth
and second wards, doing damage which
cannot be estimated at this writing, but
fully one hundred buildings are com
pletely demolished ; hundreds more are
badly damaged. The house of Domi
nick Greader was unroofed and Mrs.
Greader was slightly injured. Passing
along Brown, Kline and Wheeler streets,
a dozen or more houses w ere more or less
damaged, some being moved bodily from
their foundations, aiM others com
pletely wrecked. The wind struck
Gebhart Herman's house as the family,
consisting of nine persons, had
just sat down to supper, and the house
was badly damaged. All the occupants
were more or less bruised. Herman was
pinned down in the debris, and only the
energy of despair, when he saw lire near
him, enabled him to extricate himself.
Recovering he found his little girl burn
ing by the over-turned stove, and before
the flames could be extinguished, she
was frightfully burned about the back
and limbs. The hurricane then struck
the Burkhardt brewery squarely, wreck
ing it utterly. O. C. Baker's grocery
was torn to pieces. His wife and
daughters were in the building, but
escaped to the cellar and were
saved. Baker is missing, and it is feared
he is dead in the ruins. E. S. Harring
ton's house was crushed in upon his four
children, but luckily all escaped. Mr.
Irish was probably fatally injured by the
heavy timbers of his house falling upon
him. The extent of the tornado is at
this time unexplored, and the damage
in dollars cannot be stated. It is, how
ever, large, as it falls on laborers whose
all is in their homes. All descriptions
of the storm show that it was rotary in
its motion, by the skewing of the build
ings it struck, and the twisting off of big
trees in its path. The track was between
fifty and 150 feet wide.
A Kansas Cyclone.
Fbedonia, Kan., May 10. —Yesterday
afternoon a heavy windstorm passed i
through the county, destroying J. |
Anderson's barn two miles from here, j
The storm again struck the ground ten I
miles further on, destroying much prop- !
erty, killing Mrs. Frank Glidden and
Harvey Wiltse, and dangerously in
juring Mr. Glidden and child.
The storm originated in the western
part of Wilson count}', and bore almost
directly eastward, passing through
Prairie, Guilford and Pleasant Valley
townships. In the last named townships
its force and violence were most disas
trous, a funnel-shaped cloud hurling into
fragments houses, barns and other ob
jects. Other persons hurt in addition
to those already reported are Miss Peter
son, Miss Sloat, Philip Starr and Mr.
Cloudburst in Pennsylvania.
Greenville, Pa., May 10. —A terrible
cloudburst passed over the city this
evening. A few minutes later the
streets were flooded two feet deep Avith
water. For the first time in the history
of the city all the railways are im
passable below town.
Washington, May 10. —At the evening
session of the house the tariff debate
Walker, of Massachusetts, Grosvenor,
Hayes, of lowa, Bliss, of Michigan,
Wade and Henderson, of lowa, favored
the McKinley bill, while Chipman, of
Michican, Mcßae, of Arkansas,
and Mansur, of Missouri, criti
cised the measure. Henderson
was opposed to free hides.
He was not in favor of a reduction of the
tax on tobacco. The United States was
not ripe for that legislation. He at
tacked the beef trust of Chicago, and
declared that the hand that struck
down its despotism could lift up the
agricultural interests of the country. At
11:15 the house adjourned.
A Ghastly Crime.
Kansas City, May 10.—Evidence of a
ghastly crime was discovered at the
union station this'morning. In a pine
box two feet long was found the
horribly mutilated body of a
woman; most of the flesh
had been cut from the bones
and the face was mutilated
beyond recognition. The body was
packed in charcoal. Life could not
have been extinct more than twenty-four
hours. The body was checked through
from St. Louis last night.
An investigation later showed that the
body was doubtless a medjcal student's
Prohibition and the Church.
St. Louis, May 10. —In the Southern
Methodist conference today, Judge East,
of Tennessee, introduced a resolution
condemning the traffic in or any use of
liquors, and holding that legal prohibi
tion is the duty of the government.
Dr. Whitehead, of Virginia, opposed
it. "We have no right," said he,
"under the law and constitution of the
church, to take any position in regard to
civil laws. While I am as firm in my
belief in temperance as many men, I do
not believe that as a cuhrch, we have a
right to make any utterances on the
subject," After a lengthy debate the
resolution was referred to the commit
Pope St at Large.
Duluth, Minn., May 10.—The report
thatW. H. Pope, die Louisville default-
Ing bank teller, was arrested by a de
tective near here, is incorrect. It is be
lieved Pope has been around here, but
the officers could not get their hands on
him. There is a belief that the sup
posed detective who chartered a special
train to overtake a boat at Twin Har
bors, was Pope himself, in which event
he is now sale in Canada.
Powder Works Explosion.
Scranton, Pa., May 10.—The entire
plant of the Consumers' Powder Com
pany near Winton was destroyed this
morning by an explosion and fire. The
force of the explosion was terrific, and
was plainly felt in this city. Three
workmen are reported instantly killed
and several others badly injured. All
the buildings in the vicinity were par
tially destroyed. Some families had
very narrow escapes.
Fkesno, May 10.—Democratic prim
aries were held throughout Fresno
county today. At a late hour the re
turns indicated that G. G. Goucher has
been renominated for state senator; G.
W. Mordreai, for assembly; S. A.
Holmes, for superior judge; W. D.
Tupper, for district attorney.
More Breweries Sold.
Chicago, May 10.—The purchase and
consolidation of another big batch of
Chicago breweries by a foreign syndicate
has been consummated, and the stock
is soon to be placed on the English
market. The amount involved in the
purchase aggregates £1,000,000.
Car Company Assigned.
Huntingdon Pa., May 10.—The Iron
Car Company assigned today, owing to
inability to meet its matured paper.
The liabilities are estimated at $150,000
or $200,000; assets, $250,000. A large
number of men will be-thrown out of
IN THE FIGHT TO STAY.
SPALDING AGAIN SPEAKS ON THE
He Says th 9 National League Schedule
Will Be Played Out Without Change.
Yesterday's Work on the Diamond.
Chicago, May 10.—President Spald
ing, of the Chicago ball club, arrived
home from New York this morning, and
j says positively there was no meeting of
I the National League in New York. He
I denies that there will be any changes,
! and says the schedule will be played
! out. The league is in the right to stay,
and there will be no transfers of clubs,
; as has been rumored.
I Messrs. John C. Eckel and Frank Con-
I nelly, of the Chicago Times, have issued
a universal baseball guide, containing
much of interest to all leagues, as well
as to the baseball public generally. One
lof its features is special letters from
shining lights, both of the league and
brotherhood, and of the association.
New York, May 10. —The league club's
inability to bat Getzein this afternoon
was the cause of their defeat. Attend
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 I—2
Boston O 0 8 O 0 0 0 1 o—3
Hits—New York. 2; Boston, (i. Errors—New
York, 3; Boston, 2; Batteries—Sharrett, Mur
phy; Getzein, Hardie. Umpires — McDermott,
Cincinnati, May 10. —Twenty-five hun
dred people attended the league game
this afternoon. The home team won by
their superior all-round work :
Cincinnati • 101035 0 1 *—11
Pittsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I—s
Hits—Cincinnati, 7; Pittsburg, 3. Errors-
Cincinnati, 2] Pittsburg, 7. Haitcries—Rhines,
Farrington, Baker, Wilson and Bergerin. um
Philadelphia, May 10. —About 3,400
people saw the Brooklyn league club
lefeat the Philadelphias this afternoon.
The general all-around play of Burns
was the feature of the game.
Philadelphia 0 02100100—4
Brooklyn 3' 02000100—0
Hits—Philadelphia, 0; Brooklyn, 13. Errors-
Brooklyn, 2; Philadelphia, I; Batteries—Vick
sry, Clements; Hughes, Daly. Umpire—Lynch.
New York, May 10. —The Giants beat
the Boston brotherhood club this after
noon through superior playing. Attend
New York 1 02010 3 0 *— 7
Boston 1 00000100—2
Called at the end of the eighth on ac
count of darkness.
Hits—New York, 3; Boston, 10. Errors—Bos
ton, 8; New York, 1. Batteries—Keefe,
Vaughn, Kilroy, Kelly. Umpires—Gagft'ey,
Philadelphia, May 10. —The heavy
batting of the home team enabled them
to defeat the Brooklyn brotherhood this
afternoon. Attendance, 3,700.
Philadelphia 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 5—12
Brooklyn 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 o—7
Hits—Philadelphia, 15; Brooklyn, 7. Er
rors—Philadelphia, 3; Brooklyn, 0. Batteries —
Husted and Milligan, Murphy and H. IClnalow.
Umpires—Ferguson and Holbert.
Stocktons in Hard I.uck.
Stockton, May 10. —The Stocktons
played in hard luck today in the game
with the Oaklands. Although they
made nine base hits, including a three
bagger, fate only allowed them two
runs. Parrott and Depangher, and
Meeganjand Lob man were the batteries.
Score —Oakland, 16; Stockton, 2.
Sacramento, May 10. —No ball game
today on account of rain.
Chicago, May 10. —The national game
at Chicago, brotherhood games at Cleve
land and Chicago, and American at
Rochester and Toledo were postponed to
day on account of rain.
Philadelphia, May 10. —Athletics, 7;
Columbus, May 10. — Columbus, 6;
Chinese at Nogales.
Washington, May 10. —Information
was received at the treasury department
today that thirty Chinese laborers were
trying tc enter the United States from
Mexico, near Nogales, Arizona. The
special agent of trie treasury at that
place was instructed to call upon the
1 federal authorities to assist in keeping
: them out, and to assist in the arrest of
1 any who may have entered.
SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1890.
ALONG THE COAST.
Mr. Huntington Talks About
S. P. Affairs.
The Old Management Harshly
The Company's Business Conducted in
a Peculiar Way.
He Intends to Abolish the Kindergarten
System of Railroading in Vogue
on the Coast.
Associated Press Dispatches. I *
San Fkancisco, May 10.—C. P. Hunt
ington, president of the Southern Pa
cific, who recently returned from a trip
to Oregon, said today: "I cannot tell
about the plans for new roads until I get
the present system into better shape.
Things have been going on in a peculiar
way; very different from the manage
ment of some eastern roads that I am
familiar with. Our present system must
be brought up before we can think of
building much new road. The central
route has for some time been a sort of a
kindergarten for the entire system. My
policy will be to build feeders into all
the little valleys, and to put branch
roads wherever I see a district needs a
road and can support one
Will Tunnel the Slsklyous.
"We have ordered a survey to be
made for a tunnel through
the Siskiyou mountains. This is
to shorten the route, cutting
off sharp curves and avoiding
some severe grades. This tunnel will be
built some day, and will be between four
and five miles long. It will make the
road about 1,500 feet lower than it is
now. Travel on this route is growing,
and it is bound to be the main line north.
We will bring this road up, as well as
other properties of the system, to such a
standard as in my judgment a road
The Way Things Have Iteen Going.
Mr. Huntington said there were some
branches of the road where transporta
tion, as ananged at present, did not pay
as it should. One example was the
service to Berkeley. He said: "Wecarry
people there (twelve miles) for five cents.
Of course I can't change this
now, but these are examples of
the way things have been going. That
Berkeley trip is the cheapest in the
world, and the most expensive ; there is
no money in it for us."
Continuing, Mr. Huntington said:
"We will doubtless build this summer
from Oakdale to Merced, along the foot
hills, and there is a little other new
work in prospect immediately. The
connection between Santa Margarita
and Santa Barbara is a long job, and
difficult, and the business at present
hardly warrants the construction of that
line. I doubt if there will be any more
work for a time on the west side of the
line south from Tracy. There are not
many people there yet to use the road."
N. C. B. WEATHER.
An Abundance of Thunder, Lightning,
Rain and Hail.
San Francisco, May 10. —Rain
throughout the northern section of the
state, for the past twenty-four hours,
has been general, and in some places
over an inch fell. The rainfall for the
twenty-four hours ending at noon, at
San Francisco, was .43; total for the
Vacavili.k, May 10.—The rainfall last
night and this morning was fully half an
inch, and is of much benefit to all kinds
of fruit, save cherries, which are being
badly split by the rain.
A heavy storm, lasting ten minutes,
occurred at noon today. The inhabit
ants say they have no recollection of a
similar visitation since the peopling of
the valley. The cherry crop will suflfcr
Sacramento, Cal., May 10.—The heav
iest hail storm ever witnessed occurred
this afternoon, accompanied by thunder
and lightning. It probably damaged
Sierra City, May 10. — One of the
heaviest snow storms of the season has
Gilroy, May 10. —A light rain is fall
ing today, with a warm southwest wind,
and prospects of a continuance. It is
just what has been needed by the farm
ers to insure a good yield of crops. No
injury has been done to fruit, except to
a tew ripened berries.
Santa Rosa, May 10. —The late rains
are proving of great benefit to fruit.
Fruit men say the fruit will be larger
and of a better flavor than otherwise.
Colusa, May 10. —Bain has been pour
ing down most of the afternoon. Nearly
two inches has fallen in the last two
days. Unless it stops tonight, a great
deal of hay will be destroyed.
HoLLIHTKR, May 10. —It has been rain
ing at intervals all day and night. A
large crop is assured, but a little hay is
Sonora, May 10. —A heavy rain and
hail storm commenced at noon today. It
has rained steady ever since. The indi
cations are for a big storm tonight.
;bay city briefs.
The Dashaway Association Entitled to
Its Spoils—Other Notes.
San Francisco, May 10. —The supreme
court this morning ended the long pend
ing litigation over the property of the
Dashaway Association, by deciding that
the property of the association can be
disposed of as the members see fit. The
association was organized to promote
the cause of temperance, but was disor
ganized some time ago, and the sum of
$72,000, donations to the association,
was distributed among the stockholders.
It was this distribution and the contem
plated distribution of the balance of
$39,000, that the attorney-general took
exceptions to, on the ground that there
could be no such conversion of the
money of a charitable organization.
The indictment against Hugh Mon
aghan, charging him with the larceny
ol a check d awn by Mrs. Margaret E\
Crocker on the Crocker, W< olworth Na
tional Bank, was dismissed by Judge
Van Reynegom today. Monaghan, who
was a butcher boy, was entrusted with
a letter containing a check to deposit in
a postoffice box. Out of curiosity he
opened the letter and showed the check
to other persons, who took it, forged the
name of Mrs. Crocker and drew the
money. They were convicted of forgery,
and are now serving terms in prison.
The cruiser Charleston left her old
station off the Washington-street wharf
this morning, and steamed over to
Saucelito, where she will remain until
definite orders are received from Wash
ington, designating her future move
Thomas Graham, chief engineer of the
steam Bchooner Scotia, plying between
here and Oregon, was drowned this
morning soon after the vessel docked.
He slipped while in the act of stepping
from the vessel to the dock, and fell into
C. E. Clark, convicted of the murder
of Captain Duncan Logan, was to have
been sentenced to be hanged by Judge
Murphy this morning, but Clark's coun
sel succeeded in having sentence post
poned for a week.
A BROKEN LEVEE.
Valuable Wheat Fields Near Stockton
Stockton, May 10. —A break in the
levee on the southern division of Union
island occurred this morning, and the
ranches of William Hutchinson. Antone
Kass and John Johnson, comprising in
all 1,500 acres in grain, are under water.
The break is thirty feet wide. Three
hundred men are patrolling the levees,
watching for weak spots. The Upper
San Joaquin river was very high last
night, overflowing its banks and cover
ing the low lands about Newman and
vicinity. There is great anxiety felt on
the islands, where the crops are very
THE GOVERNOR OF SUD CALIFOR
NIA IS COMMUNICATIVE.
Mexico Willing to Help Prevent Chinese
Smuggling — Vandever's Annexation
Scheme Is Absurd and Undignified,
San Diego, May 10. —Governor Tor
res, of Lower California, is in the city on
his return to his duties after five months
leave of absence in the City of Mexico,
where he has been consulting with Pres
identDiaz. When asked what he thought
could be done to stop the smuggling of
Chinese from Lower California, he said :
"I have not yet considered that question
fully, but am ready to co-operate with
the United States authorities, so far
as my power extends, to put a
i*top to it. Our people, you understand,
have no interest in seeing these
proscribed Chinese smuggled into your
territory. I am told that the freighters
who have been taking them up overland
are all Americans. We do not wish to
have our country burdened with Chinese
beyond the demands of employment, for
we really need some of them as laborers,
but we certainly do not wish Mexico to
be the passage ground for them into a
friendly nation adjoining us, and with
whom we desire to remain on terms of
mutual good feeling. The new measure
introduced by your Senator Dolph for
securing the co-operation of England
and Mexico in preventing this ingress of
Chinese, I am sure will be met with
"What about the annexation of Lower
"It is simply absurd. In Mexico the
feeling is that annexation cannot become
a serious question. The people assume
that it is not a dignified position for
your Representative Vandever to
assume, that of asking to purchase
a portion of something which is not for
sale. Nothing, however, that a poli
tician may do in an effort to further his
own interests, will affect the cordial re
lations between the people of our coun
try and yours."
The Kempton park jubilee stakes were
won by Imp.
George Francis Train has left London
for Queenstown, on his way around the
Pettit, the American champion racquet
player, defeated Latham at London.
Curtis defeated Fiske Warren.
A number of changes in the Turkish
ministry have been announced, and are
creating a considerable sensation.
At the City of Mexico silver is still
rising, and a prominent banker says if
the rise continues it will produce a crisis
The American mare, Blue Bell, won
the grand prize of 0,000 florins at Vi
enna. She made a mile without a break
In the French deputies, Rouvier, min
ister of finance, introduced a bill to re
duce the duty on wine made from dried
raisins three francs per hectolitre.
The musical world has been startled
by the announcement that (filbert and
Sullivan, the famous operatic collabora
teurs, have definitely parted. To this is
added the news that Gilbert has severed
his personal and business relations with
One hundred and twenty-one persons
were arrested on charges of plundering a
vessel stranded near Hela, a town on the
Baltic, nineteen miles north of Dantzig.
Their trial resulted in the conviction of
seventy-one of the prisoners, who were
each sentenced to one week's imprison
The Irish master of the rolls has
authorized a writ against Captain
O'Shea, who some time ago brought an
action for divorce against his wife, nam
ing Parnell as co-respondent, to enforce
the provisions of Mrs. O'Shea's marriage
settlement, and compel O'Shea to an
swer to her for certain interests menaced
by bankruptcy proceedings against her.
San Francisco, May 10.—The Chron
icle's special from San Diego says: This
afternoon Judge Aitken had an order
made in his own court, dismissing
the contempt proceedings against Dis
trict Attorney Daney, growing out of the
prosecution of the indictment against
Aitken for alleged mutilations of the
MEN OF STRAW.
German Labor Reforms are
Sly Schemes to Hoodwink the
A White Book ou East African
Emm's Eagerness to Enter the German
Service—Gossip About Bismarclr
—The Labor Strikes.
Associated Press Dispatches.,
Berlin, May 10.—[Copyrighted by the
New York Associated Press.]— The
Reichstag, beginning active labors Mon
day, has only six weeks of work before
its proroguing, which has been fixed for
June 20th. Not much will be heard of
the measures for the benefit of the work
men before adjournment. Since the
labor protection bill was passed on Wed
nesday, scrutiny reveals a number of
modifications to the main proposals,
tending to make illusory some of the
best provisions of the measure, and giv
ing the employers means of evading
them. Thus, under special circum
stances, the employers can be authorized
to break the rule limiting the work of
children under 18 years to six
hours, and youths under 16 to
ten hours. The bill mentions
spinning factories and similar occupa
tions, where exceptions may be granted.
Another clause transfers the direct re
sponsibility for a breach of the laws
from the employers to the managers or
foreman, thus opening a way for eva
sions, and making men of straw answer
able instead of the principals.
The proposals relating to breach of
certificates held by the freisinnige party
and socialists, will be disguised by
attacks upon the right coalition, leading
to further powers for the suppression of
strikes. The opposition gathers force,
the socialists declaring that the sup
posed new era of labor reforms differs
little from the Bismarckian era, and that
the bill will be a deception unless much
modified. This spirit of the opposition
promises a sequence of irritating'debates
before the house can dispose of the labor
Another labor conference having in
fluence in molding the final form of the
bill, will be held here. The emperor
intends to summon delegates from every
trade in Germany to discuss trade ques
tions, and proposes to establish a special
permanent, operatives' council under the
| presidency of the minister of commerce.
The members of the council will be
elected for delegates to the conference.
The project is obviously in the same line
as the labor schemes, aiming to
give imperial control of the work
ingmen with the purchase power over
salaried leaders. Socialists like Voll
mar, Liebknecht and Bebel, who are im
pregnable to money considerations, will
resent the emperor's offers.
A white book of East Africa was issued
todfty. It .gives a dispatch from Major j
Wissman, stating that Emm Pasha ]
strongly desired to place his experience
at the disposal of the German service,
and begged that his offer might be placed
before the emperor and Bismarck. Bis
marck replied : "Emm's offer is wel
come." Wissmann thereupon arranged
the existing engagement with Emm,
who from his first contract with Wiss
mann had been eager to escape from
English influence. The whole book de
scribes the progress of German power
until the capture of Kilwa.
Bismarck during the week received
several communications from the em
peror couched in friendly terms, but
practically suggesting that his retire
ment from office should involve his
political inactivity. Barons Huchter
and Poschenger stayed two days at
Friedrichsruhe and left impressed" with
the conviction that the ex-chancellor
considered himself the most potent in- i
fluence in the empire, believing that the |
emperor ere long would be obliged
to recall him to extricate the
government from the difficulties
into which he will have plunged it. He
freely expressed his discontent because
the emperor in his speech from the
throne omitted reference to his dis
The Freitininge Zeitung is gaining bad
notoriety through its publication of
scandals in regard to Bismarck. It de
clares that a medical specialist knows
that the ex-chancellor is suffering from
alcoholism and not the morphine habit.
Bismarck's friends do not heed the at
tacks, and even his enemies are dis
gusted by them.
At Hamburg 40,000 masons and car
penters are on a strike, and at Stettin
0,000 masons and carpenters are out.
At Cologne the brewery workmen have
quit work. The shoemakers demand a
minimum of twelve marks weekly, and
a working day of eleven hours. At
Leipsic the employers have formed a
permanent union to fight the strikers.
The Berlin ironmasters and metallurgists
have signed an agreement by which
they bind themselves not to" employ
The McKlnley Bill May Make tbe British
Boycott the World's Fair.
London, May 10. —During the session
of the house of commons today, Jesse
Collings (liberal unionist) asked whether
the government wanted to take steps to
encourage British manufacturers, and
send an exhibit to the world's fair at
Chicago, if the McKinley tariff bill
should become a law, in view of the fact
that the bill particularly prohibits the
importation of British goods to the
United States. Sir James Ferguson,
parliamentary secretary of the foreign
office, said the question of official partici
pation in the proposed world's fair
could only be determined after consid
eration of the advantages to British in
terests, when an invitation to take part
in the exhibition was received from the
American government. It is probable,
he said, that the manufacturers of Great
Britain would to a great extent be de-
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terred from sending exhibits to the fair
if the tariff excludes profitable sales in
What He Has to Say About the American
London, May 10.—In an interview to
day Slavin ridiculed Joe McAuliffe's
proposed challenge, and asked why he
should fight a badly beaten man who
was not worthy to meet him, especially
as there was no money to be made. He
said he was waiting for a reply to his
challenge to Sullivan, and was also will
ing to meet Jackson and Corbett. Slavin
thinks Sullivan is broken down, and will
never meet either.himself or Jackson in
the ring. Some LonddTi sports have
offered to put up a purse of £1,000 for
the winner, should Slavin and Corbett
A Company of Traveling Players Comes
to an Inglorious End.
Sacramento, May 10. —The Zig Zag
Farce Company, which recently played
in San Francisco, came to an inglorious
end in this city today. Several mem
bers of the company left for San Fran
cisco on the steamboat. Their baggage
was left behind to satisfy the hotel
keeper. The members who did not have
any money to get away with are still
J. S. Morgan's Will.
London, May 10.—The will of the late
Junius Spencer Morgan, the American
banker, has been admitted to probate.
The value of his estate is £2,022,054.
Handsome legacies and annuities are
left to Morgan's partners, employees and
servants, and the remainder is divided
between members of his family, the
only charitable bequest being the sum
of £4,000 to Hartford hospital.
FROM THE ANTIPODES.
THE ZEALANDIA BRINGS NEWS
FROM THE SOUTH SEAS.
Malietoa Affixes His Name to the Samoau
Treaty—Disastrous Overflow of the)
Darling River, Australia.
San Francisco, May 10. —The steamer
Zealandia, which arrived tonight, brings
from Samoa the particulars of the sign
ing of the treaty by King Malietoa and
the American, British ahd German con
suls, on the 19th of last month. Great
interest was manifested in the event,
and a large number of natives,
and nearly all the white population
of Apia, assembled around the house
where the treaty was ratified. The king
and three consuls gathered around a
table in the king's house, on which the
I copy of the treaty rraa placed. Tho oor
tilicate was read and translated and then
handed to Malietoa, who signed it. The
three consuls then attached their signa
Terms of the Treaty.
Several days before the treaty was rat
ified the consuls sent a letter to Malietoa,
enclosing a copy of the treaty adopted
by the Berlin conference, and giving the
following explanation : "This treaty will
allow the people of Samoa to form a gov
ernment under their own native king,
strong enough to prevent further civil
war and to keep peace and good order at
Samoa, thus offering every security for
the future welfare of its people." The
carrying out of the provisions will, it is
true, cause considerable expense, but it
is not on the shoulders of the people of
Samoa, but on those of the foreign resi
dents of the islands, that the heaviest
part of the new charges are laid. It will
therefore be for the best interest of the
people of Samoa that this general act be
as a whole assented to and accepted by
the government of Samoa."
Advices from Sydney per the steamer
Zealandia state that the greatest flood
in the history of Australia occurred April
18th, at Bourke, on the river Darling.
The river broke through the embank
ment surrounding the town, and sub
merged it to a depth of three feet.
Bourke is now in the midst of an inland
sea, forty miles wide, and many of the
buildings are collapsing.
Wrecked on the New Zealand Coast.
The Zealandia brings the news that
the bark Emetic, owned in San Fran
cisco, was wrecked on the New Zealand
coast March 20th. The captain and
seven men were drowned. First Mate
Browning and three men were rescued
by a tug.
Linden Park, N. J., May 10.—Half
mile. Umpire Kelly won, Claudine sec
ond Relay colt third; time, :50 3 4 .
Mile and an eighth—Taragon won,
Tristan second, Castaway II third; time,
Six furlongs—Monsoon won, Manola
second ; Re-echo third ; time, 1:23 1 4.
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile —Amboy
won, La Grippe second, Extra Dry third";
time, lilO 1 ,,.
Seven-eighths of a mile—Tipstaff won,
Prodigal second, Martin Russel third;
time, 1 :20K 2 .
Mile—St. Paris won, Lotion second,
Larchmont third ; time, 1:44.
Lexington, May 10.—Mile and fifty
yards—Spectator won, Brookful second,
Silver King third; time, I:slJ<,
Mile—Sally Byrnes won, Liederkranz
second, Headquarters third; time, 1:40%,
Mile —Camilla won, Pear Set second,
Bollikens third; time, I:43}^.
Mile—Portuguese, WOIK Chinmusic,
second, Lena H, third; time, 1:64.
Five-eighths of a mile—Roseland,
won; Greenleaf, second, Laura Agnes,
third; time, 1:06&,
The Kemmler Habeas Corpus.
Auburn, X. V.. May 10.—The habeas
corpus writ in the case of Kemmler,
issued by Judge Corbett of Buffalo,
came up today before Judge Under
wood. The point raised was whether
the court of oyer and terminer of Erie
county had jurisdiction to pronounce
the sentence imposed. W. Bourke
Cockran and others argued for Kemm
ler, and Attorney-General Tabor for
■ The Santa Rosa Firebug.
Santa Rosa, May 10.—M.F.Alexander,
who set fire to his own house to get the
insurance, and confessed his guilt, has
been held over in the sum of $300, in,
default of which he went to jail.