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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 34.
Carlisle Gets the Senatorial
His Preferment Received With
Yesterday's Doings on Turf and
A Pennsylvania Grand Jury Finds a True
Bill Against Master Workman
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Louisville, May 16. —Hon. John G.
Carlisle was nominated to succeed Sena
tor Beck, by the democratic caucus at
Frankfort tonight. When the caucus
assembled tonight Representative Settle
withdrew his name from the contest.
Then Representative Cooper, for ex-
Governor Knott, withdrew his name. A
ballot was then taken and stood: Car
lisle, 52; Lindsay, 33; McCreary, 30.
Senator Smith then withdrew McCreary.
and the fight was ended. The ninth
ballot (all counted) gave Carlisle 72.
Amid wild cheering, a voice was heard
moving to make the nomination unani
mous by acclamation ; the motion was
carried. There is general congratula
tion here tonight over the result, which
is in harmony with the wishes of a large
majority of the voters of the state.
Some Good Games Played Yesterday on
the National League Grounds.
Boston, May 16. —Hutchinson had the
Boston league team completely at his
mercy today, the home team making but
two hits off his delivery. Attendance,
Chicago 2 1 O 0 0 0 0 2 x— 5
Hits—Boston, 2: Chicago, 7. Errors—Boston,
3: Chicago, 3 Hatteries—Nichols and Bennett;
Hutchinson and Kittredge. LTmultWi. McDer
Brooklyn, May 16.—The local league
club won the game this afternoon by
bunching its hits and through the visit
ors' errors. Attendance, 400.
Brooklyn 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 *— 0
Pittsburg 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 o—3
Hits—Brooklyn, 0; Pittsburg, 3. Errors—
Brooklyn, 8; Pittsburg, 3. Batteries—Caruthers
and Clarke; Clarke, Baker and Wilson. Um
New Yokk, May 1(5. —The Cleveland
league team won the game today by
bunching its hits.
New York O 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 o—l
Cleveland 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 »—5
Hits—New York, 7; Cleveland, 7. Errors-
New York, 3; Cleveland, 1. Batteries—Welch,
Murphy; Heatin, Zimmer. empires—Powers,
Philadelphia, May 16. —The Cincin
nati league club won as it pleased this
afternoon. Rhines pitched a great game,
the Phillies securing but four hits off
his delivery. Attendance, 1,700.
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—l
Cincinnati O 0 O 2 0 0 0 0 3—5
Hit*—Philadelphia,4; Cincinnati, 3, Errors—
Philadelphia, 7; Cincinnati, 1, Batteries—
Rhines, Harrington and Baldwin; (ileason.
,Bohriver. Umpire, McQuald,
Boston, May 16. —The visiting brother
hood team played all around Boston to
day. Kilroy was batted hard, while
Gruber was wild but effective at critical
points. Attendance, 1,800.
Boston 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 o—4
Cleveland 4 0000402 *—10
Hits—P.oston, 7; Cleveland, 11; Errors—Bos
ton, <i; Cleveland, 2. Batteries—Kilroy, Kelly:
Gruber, Sutcliffc. Umpires—Jones, Knight.
Philadelphia, May 16. — Today's
brotherhood game was a slugging match
on both sides. Attendance, 600.
Philadelphia 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 o—lo
Pittsburg 2 1 4 2 0 1 1 0 *—11
Hits—Philadilphia, 17; Pittsburg, 15. Errors-
Philadelphia, 3; Pittsburg, 3. Batteries—Huf
tington, Sanders and Cross; (ialvin, Carroll.
Brooklyn, May 16. —In the players'
league game this afternoon the grounds
were so wet that it was next to impossi
ble for the fielders to throw the ball.
Bakl'iin and Farrell are responsible for
the defeat of the visitors. Attend
Brooklyn 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0— 8
Chicago 2 O 3 0 0 0 0 0 o—s
Hits—Brooklyn, 11; Chicago, 9. Errors-
Brooklyn, 5; Chicago, 7. Batteries—Murphy
and Kinslow, Baldwin and Farrell. Umpires—
Ua fluey and Barnes.
New York, May 16. —Buffalo brother
hood game postponed; rain.
Rochester, May 16.—Rochester, 6;
Syracuse, May 16.—Syracuse, 4; St.
Philadelphia, May 16. —Athletics, 8;
Brooklyn, May 16. —Toledo game
postponed; wet grounds.
Stockton, May 16, —The Sacramento
took the second game of the series from
Stockton today by a score of 4 to 3. It
was a nip-and-tuck game, and both sides
played hard to win. The Stocktons lost
through misplays. Harper and Bow
man, Perrott and De Pangher were the
San Francisco, May 16.—The San
Franciscos won another game from the
Oaklands today at Emery station. There
was a large attendance. Young and
Shea ~ere the battery for San Francisco,
and Cobb and Dungan for
Score: San Francisco, 10; Oakland, 5.
Brooklyn and Louisville Races.
Brooklyn, May 16.—Three-fourths of
a mile—Kempland won, Shotover sec
ond, Royal Garter third; time, 1:17%.
Mile and one eighth—Judge Morrow
won, Eleve second, Grimaldi third;
Mile and one-sixteenth—Raymond G.
won, Golden Reel second, Lotion third;
Five-eighths of a mile—Woodcutter
won, Sequence colt second, Carolina
third; time, 1:05>o\
Three-fourths of a mile—Daisyrian
won, Rancoas second, Stryke third;
Mile—Exile won, Lisimoney second,
Sam Morse third; time, 1:46%.
Louisville, May 16.—Mile and one
sixteenth—Jaja won, Camille second,
White Nose third; time, I:st)'4.
Mile and one-sixteenth—Sportsman
won, Blarney Stone second, Polemus
third; time, i :55 1^.
Mile—Bliss won, Liederkranz second,
Dftlgetty third; time, 1:51 1 4.
Five-eighths of a mile —Roseland won,
Rose Howard second, Ethel S. third;
time, 1 :08.
Mile and one-eighth— Birthday won,
Rowland second, Julia \V. third ; time,
The Ticket Brokers.
Indianapolis. Mayl6.—E. A. Mulford,
the Chicago ticket broker, today riled
suit for $25,000 for slander against six
members of the American Ticket Brokers'
Association. Mulford also asked a writ
of mandamus to compel the association
to reinstate him. George W. Erey, of
Indianapolis, was elected president, W.
Willoughby, of Denver, third vice-presi
dent, and Oscar Groshell, of Salt Lake
City, fourth vice-president.
A True Bill.
Scottdale, Perm., May 16. —A true
bill was found today by the grand jury
in the case of Edward Callaghan against
General Master Workman Powderly,
John P. Byrne and Peter Wise, for al
leged conspiracy in defeating Callaghan
for the senatorial nomination in 1888
and ruining his business. Powderly tel
egraphed that he will be here Monday.
The Kate War.
St. Louts, May 16. —Several develop
ments in the rate war occurred here to
day. The Wabash is taking a hand
actively, and cutting rates sharply to St.
Paul and Denver. On Sunday the Wa
bash will make a $3 rate to Omaha, and
a .fti rate to Chicago, while Kansas City
round trips will be sold for $2.
THE ASHLEY HORROR.
NINETEEN DEAD MEN TAKEN OUT
OF THE MINE.
Six Victims Still in the Fatal Pit—Assis
tant Mine Boss Allen Responsible For
the Lives of His Companions.
Wilkesbabbe, Pa., May 16.—Explor
ing parties have penetrated the mine at
Ashley. They found nineteen dead, and
six are still missing. It is more then
probable that they, too, are dead.
Fire Boss Allen, rescued from the mine
alive last night, died this morning.
The scenes around the mouth of the
pit as the charred and unrecognizable
bodies were brought up, was most heart
rending, women rushing to the mouth
oi the pit, wringing their hands and cry
ing, as they tried to recognize the re
mains brought up one at a time on
At 1 o'clock all except three of those
in the mine at the time of the cave-in
had been brought out. The body of
Michael Henry, known to be under an
immense pile of debris,may not be found
for several days. John Allen, assistant
boss, died this morning in great agony.
Anthony Froyne and Robert W. Re'a
berts, the men rescued last night, are in
a critical condition.
The men lost their lives through
the negligence of Assistant Mine
Boss Allen, who insisted on
relighting a lamp in' the presence
of a large volume of gas. Had
he not done so the men now deed could
all have been rescued alive, as there was
a good current of air going through the
chamber where the men had taken
refuge after the cave-in had taken place.
The three men rescued last night
separated from the others and advised
them to follow, but they refused. They
then walked along the gangway on
their way out by the abandoned opening
through which the rescuing party
entered. When about 250 feet from the
surface, Allen's lamp set fire to the gas,
as above stated, and an explosion
occurred. In the meantime the others
who refused to follow were waiting at a
distance of 500 feet still further in the
mine for a rescuing party to enter by
the slope and rescue them by digging
away the debris of the fall. It is pre
sumed they were overcome by the after
damp of the explosion, and rendered un
At 8 o'clock this evening operations at
the mine were abandoned. There are
yet six men in the fatal chamber.
Search will be resumed tomorrow.
Scranton, Pa., May 16. —This after
noon by the caving-in of a vast quantity
of clay, undermined by laborers at Oli
phant, five Italian laboters were buried.
Three were dead when taken out; the
others were badly hurt.
Key AVest, Fla., May 16. —The steam
ship City of Alexandria, of Ward's New
York, Cuba and Mexican lines, is ashore
on Florida Reefs, seven miles from the
old tower light on Cape of Florida at the
entrance to Bescnym bay. It is reported
that her cargo of sponges is being
jettisoned. The steamer carried, both
passengers and freight. Much anxiety
is felt here for the safety of the former.
Natural Gas for Chicago.
Chicago, May 16. —Recently gas trust
stock has been going up steadily, and
inside holders have been selling with
the view of buying back on the expected
break. It is now announced that the
Standard Oil Company has secured a
controlling interest, and will pipe natu
ral gas into the mains from the Ohio
" The Outcome of a Land Dispute.
Jnckson, Cal., May 16. —William S.
Pray, who was shot by Alex. Thompson
near Buena Vista, Wednesday evening,
died today. Thompson is in jail. The
tragedy is the outcome of a land dispute
extending over twenty years. Both par
ties are over 60 years of age, and men of
Pacific Coast Failures.
San Francisco, May 16. —The Brad
street Mercantile Agency reports nine
teen failures in the Pacific coast states
and territories for the week ending + oday,
with nine for the previous week, and
twenty-two for the corresponding week
Reynolds Cannot Recover.
New York, May 16. —Stephanie, who
shot Reynolds yesterday, was arraigned
this morning and remanded. It is
thought Reynolds cannot recover.
SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1890.
Deliberations of the Presby
Report of the Committee on
The Debate Opened By President Pat
ton of Princeton.
A Question Whether the Legislative Power
Belongs to the Presbyteries or the
Associated Press Dispatches.]
Saratoga, N. V., May 16.—At the ses
sion of the Presbyterian general assem
bly this morning, the standing commit
tee was appointed. The committee on
the liquor traffic in the Congo state
reported that they had tried to get con
gress to use its influence against the
traffic, but as the United States was not
a party to the Berlin treaty, no action
could be secured at present.
It was voted that the action by the
presbyteries on the question of revision
be referred to a special committee. One
hundred and thirty-t wo presbyteries had
favored the proposed revision; sixty-six
opposed it; seven declined to vote, and
eight had not reported.
The committee on publications made
two reports. The majority favors the es
tablishment of a Presbyterian publish
ing house as an economical measure.
The committee on increasing the sup
ply of efficient ministers reported that
for every three churches organized one
had died. This was mostly for the lack
of efficient means; the total number of
these dissolutions being 1,009 since 1871.
It was recommended that schools for
Bible readers and other lay workers be
organized, and that fit laymen be li
censed to preach, and theological semi
naries are authorized to consider the ex
pediency of providing special courses for
promising young men who have not had
classical training. Made the special or
der for Sunday.
The following committee on canvass
ing the votes of the Presbyteries on re
vision of faith was appointed: Presi
dent Patton, of Princeton college; Dr.
H. M. McCracken, New York; Rev. Dr.
Edwards, and Elders Bradley and Thorn
The committee on the method of effect
ing changes in the confession of faith
and constitution of the church reported
unanimously substantially as follows:
The church, speaking officially through
the Presbyteries, can alone determine
with authority the questions at issue;
therefore tiie committee recommends
that the questions be transmitted to the
presbyteries, whether there shall be
added to the forms of government chap
ter XXIII of the amendment, providing
for the proposal by the general assembly
to the presbyteries of amendments or
alterations in the form of government,
the book of discipline and directory for
worship; but that these shall not be
obligatory unless the majority of all the
presbyteries approve Jin writing; that
alternating doctrinal standards shall not
be proposed to the presbyteries unless
they have been under consideration for
one year by a committee of not les3 than
fifteen ministers and elders, not more
than two of whom shall tbe from one
synod. No alteration shall be made in
the provisions of this chapter for
changes in doctrinal standards, unless
an overture from the general assembly
proposing alterations be transmitted to
all the presbyteries, to be approved in
writing by two-thirds of them. The
assembly must transmit to presbyteries
any overtures submitted to it* An
amendment so submitted and approved
shall go into effect at once after the
general assembly shall have certified
The committee also recommended
that the presbyteries be directed to
answer the overture as a whole, by a
single yea or nay, to be reported to "the
clerk in time to be presented to the next
President Patton, of Princeton, prin
cipal of the theological seminary, in
opening the great debate on the report,
said lie objected to two of its features.
First—lt denies to this assembly its
legislative rights. What are we here
for, if not to legislate ?
Second —This takes away from the as
sembly not only the right to legislate
but also that of deliberating. Suppose
one-third of the Presbyteries overture
the assembly for any given change in
doctrinal standards. This report gives
the assembly no option. It must send
down the overture to the Presbyteries,
and if two-thirds adopt or approve it
the assembly has no choice but to de
clare the change, no matter how radical
or revolutionary, adopted.
In Moore's digest of the Presbyterian
law we read the following declaration:
"The assembly orders that the West
minster confession is and is to continue
to be our law, unless two-thirds of the
Presbyteries oppose the changes desired,
and in that case the assembly is to
enact that the change be made." It
does not declare it only, but enacts it.
You cannot make a change in any way
that invalidates an adopting act.
In conclusion he said: "I implore
the assembly to move slowly in these
critical times, when a single false step
may lead us we know not where, and in
volve us in difficulties we dare not an
Rev. Dr. H. Van Dyke of New York,
was delighted with 'the report, saying
there is no line in the digest that confers
that power. The presbyteries existed
before the general assembly, and never
gave it legislative power. There can be
no action to change the standards, ex
cept by mutual cooperation between the
assembly and presbyteries. The report
seemed to him (Van Dyke) a peace
measure, prescribing a fair and practica
ble method of coining to an understand
Dr. Van Dyke added that for twenty
five years he had been growing con
vinced that revision was sure to come.
"You can no more stop it than you can
keep back spring by piling up last win
Judge Wilson, of Philadelphia, spoke
as a member of the committee. He
said the report was not made primarily
to favor revision or anti-revision. It
was framed as the best way to extricate
the church from the conflict as to the
force and meaning of the adopting act,
which has gone on ever since its enact
ment. "In making the report we
aimed to keep what is vital, and at the
same time to put the great essential
principle forever hereafter beyond dis
pute, except by those bound to have a
fight anyway. The report does not in
terfere with the legislative power of the
assembly, if it has any, but on the other
hand gives it greater power of conserva
tion and regulation. Practically any
amendment to the standards must
be formulated in the assembly,
because the prei-byteries have not
the needed facilities for consul
tation. They may propose, but the as
sembly must co-ordinate their proposi
tions. The assembly ought not have
such legislative power as to veto amend
ments proposed l>y one-third of the pres
byteries and adopted by two-thirds."
"President Patton has no legal founda
tion for the argument that ttie adopting
act is tin? unalterable law of the church.
Could not the power that made, repeal
it? The adopting act seems to have
been largely framed for the very pur
pose of facilitating orderly and peaceable
amendments. It was not by any means
meant to be a strait-jacket that could
never be enlarged or altered in shape."
Judge Junkin, of Philadelphia, spoke
against revision, and the matter went
over until tomorrow.
Burned to Death at Honolulu.
San Fkancisco, May 16. —Honolulu
advices state that W. R. Seal, an old
resident of Honolulu, and for years clerk
of the supreme court there, was burned
to death in his house last week.
THE ARNOLD TRIAL.
THE DEFENDANT TELLS HIS STORY
How He Was Persecuted by Blackmailing
Circulars—Th« Mystery as to Their
Authorship Unbalanced Mis Mind.
San Fbanoisco, May 16.—D. H. Arnold
took the stand on his own behalf today,
in his trial for killing Garness. He
specified the times and places at which
derogatory circulars about his wife were
received. The circulars were introduced
in evidence, and read, and envelopes
bearing the addresses of various parties
in Colusa who received the circulars
were offered in evidence by counsel,
who stated that his object was to show
that the handwriting was that of Gar
ness. The court refused to allow the
envelopes to be introduced until the per
sons who received them had been called
as witnesses. Arnold, however, identi
fied a number of them as having been
handed him by prominent Colusa peo
This afternoon the defendant was
taken from the stand a while,and J. M.
Ward, formerly city editor of the Ex
aminer, testified that last fall Garness
gave him a circular reflecting on Ar
nold's family, and asked him to mail it
to Arnold and write a letter stating
that the circular had come to the
Examiner through the mails, and that
Garness had told him its contents were
untrue and had advised the Examiner
to have nothing to do with it. Witness
said lie did as Garness requested. Ward
further stated that Garness afterwards
told him the matter would make an in
teresting story, and asked him to find a
reporter to write it up. Witness sent a
reporter to Garness but he returned and
said he did not care to undertake the
task. Witness subsequently saw the
story in manuscript in Garness's hands.
He directed it to the Post, and Garness
took it to that paper, where it was pub
lished next day. The article recalled
the matters mentioned in the circulars,
and spoke of Arnold's efforts to hush the
The defendant was again called to the
stand, and detailed the conversations he
had had with Garness and several news
paper men about the circulars. He also
described the condition of mind which
the circulars caused him. In three
months he did not sleep soundly more
than an hour at a time, and his health
became impaired in his anxiety to dis
cover the author of the circulars.
The court adjourned until next Mon
A Church Organ to be Established on
the Pacific Coast.
St. Louis, May 16.—1n the general
conference of the M. E. Church South
this morning, the committee on episco
pacy recommended the election of two
bishops, one to take place of Bishop
McTyrer, the other to be bishop of a
new see to be created. Adopted, and
the election made the special order for
next Monday. The committee on pub
lishing interests recommended the
establishment of a church organ on the
They Are Strongly Opposed to a Revision
of the Faith.
Asheville, N. C, May 16. —In the
general assembly of the Presbyterian
Church, South, during a response to
"The faith once delivered to the saints,"
by Dr. Hemphill, of Louisville, Ky., he
urged in the most forcible manner stead
fastness to to the old standards, and op
posed revision. He was enthusiastically
applauded. The assembly is clearly op
posed to revision.
San Francisco, May 16. —At the ses
sion of the Foresters of America in Oak
land today, a constitution and by-laws
governing the subordinate and grand
court of California were adopted.
It was decided to hold the next
Annual Grand Court at Santa Rosa in
May, '01. Among others, the following
high officers were elected for the ensu
ing year: Past High Chief Ranger Ru
fus B. Harmon, of Sacramento; High
Chief Ranger, Lewis Home of Los An
Deputy Hand's Prisoners.
San Francisco, May 16.—Twenty-one
Chinese, who were caught coming over
the Mexican border at San Diego, ar
rived from the soutli tonight in charge
of Deputy Marshal Hand, of Los An
geles. They will be sent home on t|he
steamer China. \
Mr. Blame's Scheme Gets a
Chili and Argentine Refuse to
Henry M. Stanley Going: to Explore
Gladstone Believes in Chinese Restriction.
Debate of the Army Bill.in the
Associated Press Dispatches. I
London, May 16. —A dispatch to the
Times from Buenos Ayres says: The
Argentine Republic and Chili are Firmly
determined to reject Mr. Blame's pre
tension, under cover of a delusive com
mercial convention, to dictate their in
ternal and external policy.
Stanley Will Wed.
A news agency here learns that a
marriage has been arranged between
Henry M. Stanley and Miss Dorothy
Tennant, daughter of the late Charles
Tennant, and well-known through her
clever pictures in the academy and other
The British Spirits Tax.
In the commons debate on the cus
toms revenue bill, Fowler (liberal)
moved that the new tax on spirits be
voted only for twelve months. Rejected
after a long debate, during which Par
nell said he did not believe the govern
ment would ever pass a local govern
ment bill for Ireland. The imposing of
an extra spirits tax was therefore a
fraud upon the people.
Gladstone Makes an Explanation.
Gladstone writes to explain a passage
in his speech at the Cobden Club Mon
day, in which he said protection was ex
tended in America not only to gpods,
but to persons. Instancing the treat
ment of Chinese, he says his remarks
only applied to cases where Chinese
were not congregated in large numbers.
He admits that restraint is needed
where masses of Chinese produce de
plorable social conditions.
The Cleveland-Street Scandal.
Arthur Newton, solicitor, and Freder
ick Taylorson, clerk, charged with as
sisting in the escape of persons accused
of complicity in the Cleveland-street
scandal, were brought up for trial today.
, Newton plead guilty. His counsel ex
plained that Newton believed he was
acting in behalf ten threatened with
blackmail, and did what he considered
best for their interests. Sentence will
be passed Tuesday. Taylorson was dis
The Standard's Berlin correspondent
says France and Germany, in order to
avoid frontier disputes, have placed
boundary stones in conspicuous posi
The Debate on the Army Bill and Other
Berlin, May 16.—1n the debate on the
army bill today Liebknecht declared
that the nation would be soon ruined by
the heavy burden of militiaism. He
blamed Bismarck's tendency toward war.
Bismarck, he said, could have prevented
the last Russo-Turkish war. Instead,
lie supported in every way Russia's ag
Karrboff and Haemel replied, defend
ing Bismarck. Karrboff said the bur
den of taxation was exaggerated. It
was balanced by twenty years of pros
perity obtained through success in war.
Chancellor Caprivi argued for the bill,
and said the bequeath he received from
Bismarck was so clear and peaceful that
the government would not alter it in any
A Man of Iron.
In a banquet at Konigsburg the em
peror made a speech, in which he said
whoever attempted to attack the security
of the country would find him a man of
iron, who would enforce peace.
A Ferryboat Disaster.
Near Redibor, Silesia, today, a ferry
boat loaded with passengers, while
crossing the river Oder, suddenly cap
sized. Thirty-six people were drowned.
The Hibernian* Adjourn.
Hartford, Ct., May 10.—The Hiber
nian convention finished its work today,
and adjourned to meet at New Orleans
the second Tuesday in May, 1802. Of
ficers elected : National delegate, M. F.
Wilhere, Philadelphia; M. I). Slattery,
Albany; national treasurer, Thomas J.
Dundeen, Columbus, Ohio.
Death of Mrs. Arnold.
Washington, May 10. —Mrs. Lucy L.
Arnold died this morning after a "long
and painful illness. Mrs. Arnold was
born in Alabama, but was a resident for
many years of California. She was the
widow of John Arnold, one of the prin
cipal business men of the Pacific coast.
Ex-Senator Jonea's Insanity.
Detroit, May 10. —A son of ex-United
States Senator Jones, of Florida, ap
plied to the probate court today for an
order to confine his father in a private
hospital for the insane. His delusions
have been more marked of late.
Salt Lake City, May 16. —W. D.
Nelson, pardoned in 1888 by President
Cleveland for living in polygamy, was
convicted today of the same offense and
sentenced to six months' imprisonment,
$300 line and costs.
Two Children Cremated.
Lake Park, Minn., May 16. —The
general store building of Carlson &
Ebeltoft burned this morning, and two
children of Ebeltoft, who resided on the
upper floor, were cremated.
A Siberian Disaster.
St. Petersburg, May 16. —The city of
Tomsk, in Western Siberia, has been
almost completely destroyed by floods
and fire. Many lives were lost.
An Expensive Fire.
Siiamokln, Pa., May 16.—The boiler
house and breaker "at Nielson shaft
burned tonight. Loss, $175,000.
—3sB A YEARS—
Buys the Daily Herald and
$2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
GONE TO THE JURY.
Martin Phillips in Jeopardy for the Too
Rash t »«■ of a Shotgun.
Port Townsend, Wash., May 16.—The
trial of Martin Phillips, charged with
murdering John Hall on Lopez Island
last December, was given to the jury to
night. Phillips had just married his
second wife, and had returned home,
when a party of friends proceeded to
charivari the couple. Phillips rushed
out of die house armed with a double
barrelled shotgun, and emptied a load of
buckshot into the retreating crowd,
killing Hall and wounding John Gra
ham, the defendant's nephew.
An Old Pioneer Gone.
The Dalles, Ore., May 16.—Father
Harmon, a pioneer of 1852, aged 86, died
here this morning. Father Harmon
was known as the Chicago blacksmith.
He helped to build some of the first
boats on the Williamette and Columbia
rivers. He came to America with the
iirst locomotive ever brought to this
Steam Schooner Ashore.
Portland, Ore., May 16.—1t is re
ported here that the "steam schooner
Dolphin is ashore on Sand island, out
side Shoaiwater bay. The passengers
and crew were taken off and tugs set to
work to save the vessel, but it is stated
that she will prove a total loss. The Dol
phin was valued at $12,000: insured for
Alpheus Bull Drowned.
San Francisco, May 16.—Alpheus
Bull, vice-president of the Fireman's
Fund Insurance Company, was drowned
this morning by falling from the break
water near Fort Point, having alighted
from his carriage during a drive with his
wife. He was 74 years of age, a native
of New York, and quite wealthy.
DISCUSSED BY THE CONFERENCE OF
CORRECTION AND CHARITIES.
The Poor Houses and Insane Asylums of
the Country Overstocked by the Whole
sale Introduction of Aliens.
! Baltimore, May 16.— Immigration was
the principal subject of discussion in the
lonference of charities and corrections
today. President Van Antwerp, of the
New state board of charities, read a
paper on the subject. He commended
the action of the treasury in placing the
the execution of the law at New York in
the hands of federal officers, and ad
vised like action at other ports.
The paper speaks of the growing
| number of immigrants from the south
and interior of Europe, whose language
is aJmo3t beyond'ouT ability to acquire;
who have no inclination to'acquire ours,
and wiiose vague conceptions of citizen
ship are not in keeping with the Ameri
can standard. If the incoming of these
hordes of ignorant and undesirable
classes is not checked, enough ignorance
in time may be imported to overwhelm
the stability of your government itself.
A paper by Mr. Wrightington, of Bos
ton, set forth that while the population
of Massachusetts in the last twenty-five
years increased but 60 per cent., and
wealth but 80 per cent., the expense for
pauper support increased 250 per cent.
This great increased pauper expenditure
was due to the wholesale introduction of
aliens into the United States. The an
nual commitment of insane of foreign
birth is in the ratio of three to one of
The Kansas State Temperance Union
has adopted a resolution demanding
of congress that a law be enacted giving
the states power to regulate the sale of
The New York grand jury indicted
Excise Commissioners James Fitzpat
rick, Joseph Kock and Alexander M.
Eakin for failing to investigate certain
cases of violation of the excise law.
The Detroit Journal is authority for
the statement that certain microscopists
in Detroit have a portion of the lungs of
President Garfield, cut up and dis
tributed at the time of the autopsy.
Chas. H. Smith, president of the
Western knitting works at Detroit,Mich.
has disappeared. His financial affairs
are in bad shape. Friends are un
secured on about $20,000. Some think
Louis Smith and Edward Elkins, two
traveling salesmen from Montgomery,
Ala., met by accident on a country road.
Both drew pistols to settle an old grudge,
and began firing. Elkins was killed
and Smith fatally hurt.
The directors of the St. Louis and San
Francisco road organized by electing E.
F. Winslow president. A special meet
ing has been called for July 31st to vote
on the proposition of increasing the cap
ital stock $10,000,000.
Mrs. Ada Eckstrom, wife of a Chicago
mechanic, went suddenly insane and
threw her nine-moths-old baby and two
and-a-half-year-old child from'a second
story window to the sidewalk. Both
were terribly injured, and there is little
hope for their recovery. The mother is
locked up at the detention hospital.
Ex-Governor Robinson, of Massachu
setts, who has been employed by a syn
dicate of Holyoke unlicensed liquor
dealers to look up the constitutionality
of the "original package" law, has ren
dered the opinion that while the lower
courts will doubtless sustain it, the su
preme court will probably declare it un
constitutional. A test case will be made.
United States Circuit Judge Thomas
Drummond died at Wheaton, 111. Thurs
day night, aged 80 years. His term of
service was one of the longest of the cir
cuit judges of the country. He was ap
pointed in 1850, and retired in 1884,
when Gresham was appointed his suc
cessor. Drummond was universally rec
ognized as one of the most eminent of
The Spider Issues a Challenge.
New York, May l(i.— Weir, the "Bel
fast Spider," today issued a challenge
to meet Billy Murphy lor $2,500 a side,
the Police Gazette champion feather
weight belt and the 120-pound champion
ship of the world. Weir states that he
would make Murphy a battle for the
belt, or give it to him to defend. If the
California Athletic Club will put up
a purse of $2,000 he will go to San Fran
omen to meet Murphy.