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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 49.
Fides Lowers El Rio Rey's
3-4 Mile Record.
Other Interesting Events on
Inter-Collegiate Amateur Athletic
Wizard Shafer Finishes the Billiard
Match—McCleary Not in the Game.
Associated Press Dispatches.]
Morkis Park. May 31.—The feature of
the racing today was the Toboggan-slide
handicap, in which Fides broke the
record, lowering El Rio Rey's time of
1 :ll to 1 In the third race Sally
McClelland tied the record of 59 seconds
for five-eighths of a mile.
Mile and an eighth—Eon won, Prince
Royal second, Brother Ban third; time,
Fern Cliffe welter handicap, five
eighths of a mile —Volante won, Ballarat
second, Bravo third; time, :59>£.
Debutante stakes, two-year-old fillies,
Ove-eighthsof a mile —Saflie McClelland
won, La Tosca second, Esperanza third;
Toboggan-slide handicap, three-fourths
mile—Fides won, Geraldine second,
Blue Rock third; time, 1 :10|£.
Three-fourths mile—Blythe won, Mon
terey second, Sequence colt third; time,
Mile and one-eighth—Admiral won,
Clay Stockton, second St. Valentine
third ; time 1:55
Latonia, Ky., May 31.—Mile and six
teenth—Hopeful won, Silver King sec
ond, Castaway third ; time I:sl>^.
Half mile—Anne Elizabeth won, Miss
Hawkins second, Linda third; time
Mile and'seventy yards—Cecil B, won,
Long Shore second,"Ed Hopper third;
time 1 :47?4.
Mile—Daisy F. won. Julia Magee sec
ond, Camilla third; time 1:43.
Harold stakes, five-eighths mile-
Georgetown won, St. Gascon second,
Allen Bane third; time 1:02%.
The Whitsuntide Plate.
Manchester, May 31.—The Whitsun
tide plate was won by Reverend, Orvieto
second, St. Cyr third.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
Delegates of the Players' League Re
main Hopeful—Yesterday's Games.
New York, May 31.—A meeting of
delegates of the players' league last
night, to discuss the schedule and other
matters, decided to adhere to the ar
rangement of games made in March.
The delegates, while appreciating the
falling off in attendance, look for an im
provement in the near future.
Boston, May 31. —The Pittsburg league
team today batted Clarkson, Boston's
star pitcher, as they pleased. Attend
Score—Boston, 8; Pittsburgh).
Philadelphia, May 31.—The local
league club defeated Cleveland this
afternoon by opportune hitting, as
sisted by their opponents' errors. At
Score —Philadelphia, 8; Cleveland, 1.
New York, May 31. —Cincinnati beat
the New Yorks (league) for the fourth
time today, in a decidedly poor game.
Score—New York, 8; Cincinnati, 12.
Brooklyn, May 31. —The local league
club beat Chicago in a prettily played
game today. Attendance, 2,000.
Score —Brooklyn, 7; Chicago, 4.
Brooklyn, May 31.—The Cleveland
brotherhood team, by a good play in the
tenth innings, managed to win the game
from Brooklyn. Attendance, 1,000.
Score—Brooklyn, 2; Cleveland, 1.
New York, May 31.—The batting of
the local brotherhood club this after
noon was terrific. Attendance, 2,000.
Score —New York, 23; Pittsburg, 3.
Boston, May 31.—The local brother
hood team easily defeated Buffalo this
afternoon. Attendance, 3,300.
Score —Boston, 17 ; Buffalo, 6.
Philadelphia, May 31. —The Chicago
brotherhood club won an exciting game
this afternoon. Attendance, 8,400.
Score—Philadelphia, 4; Chicago, 5.
San Francisco, May 31. —The San
Franciscos today defeated the Stocktons
in a pretty game, by a score of 8 to 7.
The batteries were Lookabaugh and
Stevens for tlie home team, and Hape
man and Smith for Stockton. It was
Smith's first appearance here, and he
made a very favorable impression.
Score—San'Francisco, 8; Stockton, 7.
Sacramento, May 31. —The game of
baseball here today" between the Sacra
mentos and Oaklands was one of the
most exciting contests ever witnessed in
Score—Sacramento 6; Oakland, 3.
Brooklyn, May 31.—Brooklyn, 1; St.
Syracuse, May 31.—Syracuse, 4 ; Tole
Rochester, May 31.—Rochester, 4;
Columbus, May 31. —Columbus, 2;
FIELD-DAY SP ORTS.
Five Inter-Collegiate Amateur Athletic
New York, May 31. —The fifteenth
annual field meeting of the Inter-
Collegiate Association of Amateur Ath
letics of America was held this after
noon at Berkeley Oval. Fully 8,000
spectators were present. Nearly every
one of the fifteen colleges connected with
the association was well represented.
The principal feature of the day's sport
was the breaking of the record
for the 221-yard hurdle by J. P. Lee,
of Harvard, who covered the distance
in 26.'4 seconds. Other features were
tlie running m* SherrM] in the 100 and
220 yard* events iv lO 1-5 and 22 1-5 sec
onds reepectivt ly. Also of L>ohm in the
half-mile, 1 :57, and Williams in the 120
yards hurdle race, 16 1-5 seconds. Five
inter-collegiate records were smashed by
Lee, Dohm, Sherrill and Williams. The
cup for the college Bcoring the most
points was captured by Harvard.
A Thief Snatches a Satchel With »000,
hut is Captured.
St. Paul, May 31.—This morning Mrs.
Mary Casserly was walking down Fourth
street with a satchel containing $600,
when a young man snatched it and ran.
An officer pursued tlie fugitive, drawing
a revolver and firing at him as he ran,
but without effect. Finally he crossed
tlie railroad bridge and ran into an old
storehouse. While he was watching one
officer near the entrance and trying to
draw a bead on him, another slipped in
behind and captured him. The prisoner's
name is James Dougan, and he is said to
have come from Spokane Falls.
McCleary Not In It.
San Francisco, May 31. —The billiard
contest between Schafer and McCleary
closed tonight, Schafer scoring another
run of 1,000 points, which made a con
tinuous run of 3,000 points for the three
nights. McCleary had no opportunity
to use his cue after the first night of the
contest, when he scored fifteen points.
The score at the close was: Schafer,
3,004; McCleary, 15.
Gold Excitement at Coeur d' Alene.
Spokane Falls, Wash., May 31.—
Great excitement prevails in the Occur
d' Alene mining district over recent gold
strikes above Murray in Bear creek.
Samples of ore from one of the claims
sent to this city assayed $25 to the ton.
A tramp walked into a gulch, discovered
the gold and sold his claim out Friday
for $20,000. Prospectors are flocking intb
TERRIBLE CONFLAGRATION IN A
The Work of an Incendiary—Two Thou
sand People Homeless—Dupont Paper
Mills Destroyed—Other Fires.
Middleburgh, Ky., May 31.—This
afternoon an unknown incendiary started
a fire in the rear of Heriland's grocery
store, on Cumberland avenue. The
flames were soon beyond control, and
spread rapidly. The fire raged several
hours, and when finally subdued four
squares, containing the best buildings in
the city, as well as a great number of
residences, were destroyed. The loss
will amount to $350,000, with about
$125,000 insurance. Several persons
were badly burned, but none will die.
Two thousand people are homeless, and
not only their houses, but in the majority
of cases all their household effects are
gone. When the fire started it was
found the town lire engine had been
tampered with and made practically
useless. There is no clue to the mis
THE SPRING PALACE I IKK.
It la Now Stated That Only One Life
FoktWorth, Tex., May 31.— W. Payne,
a railroad contractor, was the only "vic
time of the Spring Palace lire. There
were 3,000 persons in the building, and
all got out in less than three minutes.
They jumped from tlie second-story
windows, and many were injured, but
the indications are that no deaths will
result. The loss is $100,000, exclusive of
the exhibits of historical value. The
fire started from some one stepping on a
Of the thirty injured, nearly all suffer
from slight bruises or burns; not more
than a dozen have broken limbs. The
flaming mass of cotton and other ma
terial that fell from the burning ceiling
upon the women ignited their garments,
and many when rescued were but half
An Idaho Town Burned.
Salt Lake, Utah, May 31. —Advices
to the Tribune, from Weiser, Idaho, state
that the entire business portion of the
town was destroyed. The fire started
from the falling of a lamp in a hotel.
The losses aggregate $125,000.
Paper Mills Burned.
Louisville, Ky., May 31. —The Du
pont paper mills burned tonight; loss,
$235,000. A fireman was overcome by
the smoke and died in a short time.
A FATAL MEAL.
A Wealthy Chicago Man, His Wife and
Hired Man Poisoned.
Chicago, May 31.—Night before last
the family of Frank C. Kunn, a wealthy
real estate man, was taken violently ill
after supper, with symptoms of arsenical
poisoning. The hired man died in a
short time, but the doctor did not think
the cases of the others serious. Today,
however, Mr. Kunn died, and his wife is
in a critical condition tonight. It was
at first thought the poison was in a pie
bought at a bakery, but a number of
other pies made at the same time, sold
to families in the neighborhood, pro
duced no sickness. The police are in
A Murder Trial Remanded.
Olympia, W. T. May 31. —In the case
of Benjamin Blaken, convicted of mur
der in the first degree, the supreme
court today held that the indictment
was fatally defective for murder in the
first degree, and vacates the judgment
rendered in the lower court, and orders
that the court rerender judgment and
sentence for manslaughter.
Crushed to Death.
Oroville, Cal., May 31. — Leonard
Anderson, the 19-year old son of A. E.
Anderson, chairman of the Butte county
board of supervisors, was killed in a gold
quartz mine, at Forbestown, this
morning. Anderson got caught in the
cogwheels of the machinery running the
pumps, and was crushed to death.
Getting Ready for the Fourth.
San Francisco; May 31. —The special
committee of the supervisors on the
celebration of Independence day, has
selected the citizen"' committee of
who wil'i regulate he de
tails of the observance.
SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1890.
Divers Explore the Draw
No Additional Bodies of Victims
The 111-Fated Car Raised From the
Tho Engineer and Fireman Make Them
selves Scarce—The Coroner's Jury-
Associated Press Dispatches.l
San Francisco, May 31.—N0 addi
tional bodies have been recovered from
the Oakland estuary, where the narrow
gauge train was wrecked yesterday
afternoon. This leaves the list of identi
fied dead at thirteen, as heretofore tele
graphed. Engineer Samuel Dunn is
still missing, but is not thought to have
been drowned, as the statement is made
that he was positively identified by one
of the Oakland railway officials a short
time after tlie accident occurred.
A close watch was kept all night on
the Oakland estuary, where the narrow
gauge was wrecked yesterday afternoon,
and a number of boats were busily en
gaged in dragging for any bodies of dead
passengers that might have escaped the
searchers at first, but no more bodies
were found, and it i s now thought all
have been recovered.
Early this morning people flocked to
the scene of the wreck, among them
being many who had friends visiting in
San Francisco, Friday, and whom they
feared might be on the passenger train.
A force of workmen were engaged in
raising the coach which fell into the
creek. Efforts were made to get the car
upon the beach, when search might be
made under the seats for any bodies that
might have been wedged in. Several
divers who had been employed made as
thorough a search of the" car as they
were able, but found no bodies, and are
positive none remain therein. The en
gine has not been seen since it crashed
from the bridge into the water.
Engineer Dunn's family reside at
Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz, and word
was received this morning that they had
received a telegram stating that Dunn
was safe and well. A witness of the
disaster claims to have seen Fireman
O'Brien clamber up to the wharf, after
the wreck, and also that he talked with
O'Brien later, when the latter denied
that he was on the train at the time of
1 The railroad people have began to
drive piles and lay a span to raise the
locomotive. The names of the number
of passengers who were injured by the
fall, and by the breaking of glass, have
been ascertained, and among them are :
J. A. Cavanaugh and son, Hobajt; F.
F. Findley and G. L. Cunningham, San
Francisco; Councilman John Hackett,
Oakland, and John L. Howard, manager
of the Oregon Development Company.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon the passen
ger coach was hauled out from the
estuary upon the beach and thoroughly
searched. No more bodies were found.
The car was badly wrecked; all the
windows were broken, and many
wrenched out of place, showing the
effects of the struggle the passengers
made for their lives. Many of the vic
tims have been placed in coffins, and the
bodies of E. R. Robinson and J. R.
Irwin, the Oakland victims, will be
buried tomorrow afternoon. The funer
als will be largely attended.
Coroner Evers summoned a jury, com
posed of E. A. Heron, J. B. McChesney,
G. S. Naismith, T. M. Robinson, David
Rutherford, John Schumacher and J. L.
Lyon, who viewed the remains, and as
time was required for summoning wit
nesses, the jury were excused until 8
p. ra. Monday, when the inquest will
A. N. Towne, vice-president and gen
eral manager of the Southern Pacific,
said today that he had met Engineer
Dunn, Fireman O'Brien and the rest of
the crew of the ill-fated train of Friday,
and had made thorough inquiry into the
circumstances of the accident as far as
they knew them. He wished, however,
to be excused from saying anything at
all about the results of bis inquiry be
fore the coroner's jury should render its
verdict, as he did not want to do any
thing to influence its action either way
as far as either trainmen or company
Francis G. Cunningham's Illegitimate
Daughter Well Provided For.
San Francisco, May 81. —The will of
Francis G. Cunningham, brother-in-law
of D. O. Mills, who diedatNice, France,
March 24th. was filed for probate today.
His estate is valued at $1,000,000, The
sum of $3(50,000 is given to Darius Og
den Mills, Heber R. Bishop, James
Cunningham Ogden Mills and Frank
Cunningham as a trust from which they
are to pay Marie R. Filippini, at present
living in France, during her life, the
sum of $3,000 yearly. Also to pay to
the support of Gabrielle Francois, her
daughter, the sum of $4,000 yearly until
Gabrielle arrives at the age of 18 years.
When the girl reaches the age of 21 she
shall be paid the sum of $9,000 per an
num. After the death of her mother
Gabrielle's income is to be increased to
$12,000 yearly. When she reaches the
age of 25 years the trustees are directed
to pay to her the lump Bum of $00,000.
The residue of the estate is bequeathed
to the children of William Cunningham,
brother of the deceased.
William P. Fuller's Will.
San Francisco, May 31 .—The will of
William P. Fuller, memberjof the firm of
Whittier, Fuller & Co., was filed for
probate today. His estate is valued at
$1,800,000, and consists, among other
things, of a three-eighths interest in
the co-partnership of Whittier, Fuller
&C0.,0f tlie probable value of $1,300,
--000; moneys due decedent on promia
sory notes of a probable value of $100,
--0 real estate in San Francisco, of the
value of $300,000; real estate in the
counties of Sacramento, San Diego,-
Yuba, San Joaquin, Alameda and Napa,
oi the value of $90,000. The estate is
left to the widow, children and brother
of the deceased.
A PATHETIC CASE.
A Widow Commits Suicide Before Her
Husband is Buried.
Sacramento, May 31.—Mrs. W. E.
Oughton, the widow of the foreman of
the state printing office, who died yes
terday, this afternoon attempted suicide
with morphine. The doctors tried to re
lieve her, but it is feared she will die.
Later.—Mrs. Oughton has since died
from the effects of the poison and the
funeral of tha husband lias been post
poned. This was Oughton's third wife.
His first wife committed suicide in San
Francisco several years ago.
Remanded for Re-Trial.
Sam Francisco, May 31.—A decision
in the case of S. Mattingly against Philip*
A. Roach, administrator of the estate of
Thomas H. Blythe, was handed down
today by the supreme court. The action
was brought in this county in August,
1887, to recover $125,000 for commis
sions on the sale of Blue Jacket mining
stock. The jury returned a verdict for
defendant. Judge Finn, in charging the
jury, instructed it to find a verdict for
the full amount of $125,000, or for noth
ing. The supreme court considers that
these instructions were in error, and on
these grounds the judgment of the lower
court is reversed, and the cause re
manded for a new trial.
San Dieoo, May 31.—Fifteen China
men who were caught crossing the
boundary line near Tia Juana into the
United States were brought before Com
missioner Ward for trial this afternoon.
They were sentenced to the county jail
until such time as the government de
cides to send them back to China.
A BAD ACCIDENT ON THE ATLANTIC
AND PACIFIC ROAD.
A Stock Train Smashed Up and One
Thousand Sheep Killed—lndians Sup
plied With Mutton for Months.
Albuo.uero.ue, N. M., May 31. —One
of the most disastrous wrecks known on
the Atlantic and Pacific, occurred on
that road yesterday evening, two miles
from its junction with the Santa Fe. A
train of double-decked cars, loaded with
some 5,000 fine Merino mutton sheep on
the way from California to the Chicago
market, was wrecked by the breaking of
a truck. Every car but two was de
stroyed, and about 1,000 sheep killed
outright. Tlie Indians of the neighbor
ing pueblo of Isleta worked all night
skinning the carcasses, and they will
have mutton for months to come. The
wreck'was cleared in time to let the pas
senger trains through on time today.
Another Big Day at the Conference at
Pittsburg, May 31.—A very large
number of persons attended the Scotch-
Irish conference this morning. After
President Harrison's reception, Gover
nor Campbell, of Ohio, was introduced
by President Bonner. He delivered an
address upon the history of the Scotch-
Irish in Ohio. He spoke of their indus
try and thrift, and mentioned number
less governors, cabinet officers andother
prominent politicians who, during the
past century, had been drawn from the
race in that state.ln religious,educational
and newspaper circles many of the
most famous men of the country came
from the Scotch-Irish homes of the
Buckeye state. The names of Horace
Greeley, Whitelaw Reid, Col. Cockerill
and a dozen or more others were given.
Among the Scotch-Irish soldiers of Ohio
birth were Grant, Sheridan, Custer,
McComb and Rosecranz.
Dr. H. A. White, of Washington and
Lee university, the great Scotch-Irish
institution of Virginia, was the next
speaker. He dwelt upon Scotch-Irish
influence in the south.
The closing night of the Scotch-Irish
convention was largely attended. Rev.
Dr. John Hall, of New York, delivered a
forcible and witty lecture on "Ulster as
it is Today." Other speakers were
heard, and the congress then closed with
music and prayer, the date and place of
next meeting being left to the commit
THE JOHNSTOWN HORROR.
The First Anniversary of the Awful
Event Solemnly Celebrated.
Johnstown, Pa., May 31. —The anni
versary of the flood was observed today
by a general draping of the business
houses in black. The first twelve months
after the disaster finds the city well-to
do in a business and manufacturing
way. As regards general re-building,
there is a woeful lack, and Johnstown
today is a rude and rough town as com
pared with the handsome city of a year
ago. In all the churches and charitable
institutions memorial services were held
and an immense throng attended solemn
services over the hundreds of unknown
dead in Grand View cemetery. The
startling feature of the day was the find
ing of two unknown bodies in an aban
doned cellar, while the memorial parade
Italy's Foreign Relations.
Rome, May 31.—1n the deputies today,
Prime Minister Crispi closed the debate
on the international policy of the gov
ernment, against which the Radicals de
sired to pass a vote of censure. The
situation of Italy abroad, he said, was I
never so good as now. A motion ex
pressing confidence in the government
carried, 329 to 61.
Killed by a Cave-In.
Denver, May3l.—AtCurry & O'Brien's
rock quarry, yesterday afternoon, near
Castle Rock, a cave-in crushed and
caused the instant death of B. Quist,
John Anderson and E. Lendonburg.
Eight other laborers escaped miracu
Can Compel Vaccination.
San Francisco, May 31. —The supreme
ci mrt commissioners filed an opinion to
day affirming the right of the state to
ci impel the vaccination of children be
f re admitting them to the public
The Kaiser Hobbling About
He Keeps Actively at Work Just
He Assumes Personal Control of the
The Basis of a Treaty With England About
Agreed Upon—The Anti-Socialist
Associated Press Dispatches I
Berlin, May 31 .—[Copyrighted, 185)0
by the New York Associated Press.]
Emperor William was today able for the
first time since last Sunday's accident to
hobble about the room on a crutch.
Several of the smaller bones of his ankle
were broken, and his whole leg is con
tused. The doctors insist on his taking
a longer rest. Throughout the week the
emperor has kept his secretaries and
ministers actively at work. He was
displeased at the delays in the negotia
tions with England in regard to Africa,
and took entire control of the matter.
After several conferences with the
British ambassador and the heads of the
colonial department, proposals were
fixed upon which, it is thought, will prove
acceptable to Lord Salisbury. Briefly
they are that the German sphere will
extend to the limits of the Congo state
from the northern extremity of Tangan
yika to Albert Nyanza; that Unganda
and British TJnvoro shall be neutral
ground, and the navigation of the lakes
shall be free. The British ambassador
evidently thought these bases good
enough to justify a resumption of the
discussion, as he has recalled Lord Salis
bury's envoy, and the matter will be re
opened. A long struggle is expected
over the matter.
Major Wissmann comes about June
23rd and Dr. Peters early in July, each
loaded with facts and reasons in "support
of the German claims.
The minor state of siege ends in Leip
sic on June 28th, and if the government
does not renew it the fact will signalize
the determination of the authorities to
cease special socialist enactments
throughout Germany. According to
the socialist Volkublatt the Saxon govern
ment has asked the bundesrath to pro
long the law. This demand has aroused
the emperor, who desires to place he
fore the bundesrath data in support of
the non-renewal of the Brattßire. The
official tendency here is in accordance
with the emperor's desire to give the
socialists "freer breath." The hundei
rath's assent to permit the socialist law
to expire is doubtful.
The Hamburger Nachrichten predicts
an inevitable insurrection when the re
straints on the proletariat are removed.
It adds: "When the guns have spoken
God knows what will happen. Per
chance bloodshed, following a revolt,
will have a salutary influence upon the
social organism, but it is certain that
the renewal of repressive measures will
be pitiless. Otherwise, troubles will
again arise, and the gangrene of social
ism may rot even the army.
The Nachrichleu doubtless reflects Bis
marck's opinion, which continues to in
fluence the members of the bundesrath.
Bismarck, in a speech to the delegates
of the polytechnic academies, who pre
sented him with an address, reminded
them of the value of the idea of unity
permeating Germany. The people who
ascribed to him the phrase that unity
could only be established by blood and
iron, misunderstood his saying. What
he meant was that the king at that time
ought to have as much power as pos
sible in order that in case of need he
might throw all the blood and iron into
the scale. Fortunately Germany had
got past that now, and the greatest
fortune for tho country was peace. He
did not believe a German emperor would
ever look upon a map with the Na
poleonic lust of conquest in his heart.
The New Cathedral Finished.
The ceremony of placing the last stone
of the sphere of Ulin cathedral took
place today amid the ringing of bells
and general rejoicing. It is 530 feet
high, the highest in the world.
The Irish. Leader Tells Why He Opposed
the Balfour Bill.
New York, May 31.—The North
American Review has an article by Par
nell, stating the Irish party's objection
to Balfour's Irish land-purchase bill.
Parnell characterizes the measure as
"insufficient and dishonest." Insuffi
cient, because it would not reach more
than one out of every four Irish tenants,
and then there would be many in the
favored minority who have no right or
claim to enjoy the benefits of land pur
chase at the expense of the state. It
would take upwards of one hundred and
six million pounds sterling to enable all
the Irish tenants entitled to do so, to be
come owners of their own holdings. The
state would never advance the vast sum
necessary for the purpose, as everyone
concedes that thirty-three million
pounds sterling is the utmost sum the
British taxpayers can be induced
to guarantee. The Irish party
hold, therefore, that the land
act of 1881 should first be so
amended as to secure the tenants im
munity from the infliction of rents.
Great abuses have attended the working
of the land purchase measures. The re
sources are being scandalously misspent,
while the question is left unsolved.
Moreover, the grossest favoritism has
been shown in the selection of estates
for whose purchase advances of public
money are to be made. Up to December
31, 1888, 530 owners sold their estates to
tenants for £3,793,000. Of these 530
owners thirty-four walked off with
£2,251,000. This is not the manner in
which the question should be settled.
Other objections that arise are set
forth. The consideration, Parnell saya,
which influenced him as largely as any
thing else in opposing the measure, is
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IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J
the existence of coercion in Ireland,
which renders it impossible for tenants
to contract freely with their landlords
in arranging terms of sale.
Echoes From the News Centers of the
London, May 31.—General Brine, the
channel balloonist, is dead.
Buenos Aykes, May 31.—The congress
of the Argentine republic has passed a
bill providing that half of the customs
duties shall be payable in gold.
London, May 31.—Stanley will go to
America in the autumn to lecture.
London, May 31.—The bey of Tunis
has decreed that every negro domestic
in his dominions must be given a certifi
cate of freedom.
Lisbon, May 31.—Loring, the Ameri
can minister, was cordially received in a
farewell audience by the king and queen
yesterday. He leaves today.
Vienna, May 31.—Chevalier Heidler
Yon Egeregg, counselor of the Austrian
embassy at London, will go to Washing
ton to take charge of the Austrian lega
tion during the absence of Chevalier
Sehmit Yon Tavera.
St. Petersburg, May 31.—Emperor
William will meet the czar at Fredens
Warsaw, May 31.—The police have
expelled Prussians and Austrians.
Pesth, May 31.—The lower house of
the Hungarian diet rejected the natural
ization bill which would restore the
rights of citizenship to Louis Kossuthv
Lost Both Legs.
Sacramento, May 31.—A sporting:
man named Edward Lucey was run over
by a train and had both legs crushed to
pulp this evening. He was removed to
the receiving hospital, where the city
physician amputated his legs below the
knees. Recovery is doubtful.
DISASTROUS EFFECT OF THE FLOOD'
Splendid Tracts of Wheat Entirely Sub
merged—Still Worse Results Expected,
Stockton, May 31.—The only land out
of water on the Williams and Bixler
tracts, on Union island, is a place of
2,500 acres, known as the Kidd ranch.
The cross levee protects this tract from
the sea of water, backed up from the
Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, but
it is feared the levee will not hold unless
the water falls. After spending about
$15,000 in building up cross levees and
repairing breaks the past two
weeks, the Williams boys be
came discouraged when a large
crevesse opened late last night on the
| middle river levee, letting the flood into
| 3,000 acres of grain standing six feet
high with head-; nix inches long.
Efforts are being made to hold the
home placed oi. which are located a fine
dwelling, stables, houses for employees,
store and warehouses, but if It becitniea
dangerous, all hands will move out.
The stock is now removed.
Farmers and land owners say the break
ing away of the government weir dam in
Paradise cut, is the cause of the flooding
of these splendid tracts. The middle
and upper divisions of Roberts island
are safe, so far, but the farmers are
alarmed at the high stage of the water.
Contradicting Decisions Made by the
U. S. Supreme Court.
Burlington, lowa, May 31.—The
Jlawkeye will publish tomorrow an.
article by Judge Huston, of this city,
which brings to light a decision of the
United States supreme court of several
years ago, parallel in principle to the
recent lowa original package decision,
and in which the court reaches an ex
actly opposite conclusion. The court
held that after property imported into a
state reached its destination, it was. at
once a commodity, and became part of
the general mass of property in tlie
state, without having passed out of the
hands of the consignee. The former
decision had apparently been over
BALANCED TO A CENT..
College President Lasher's Books Fouiwl
to Be AH Right.
Spokane Falls, Wash., May 31. —Some
time ago it was charged that the books
of Professor Lasher, president of Spokane
college, were crooked. Lasher resigned
as president of the college, and. a com
mittee was appointed to audit the books.
They have just completed the task. They
report that the boots balance to a cent.
On this report the board of "directors
have awarded Lasher a most gratifying
testimonial. Lasher came here from
KATES GO UP.
The Passenger-Rate War to Be Ended
San Francisco, May 31 .•—Local agents
have been notified that passenger rates
on all lines west of Chicago will be
restored during the coming week, at the
expiration of the ten days' notice re
quired to be given to the interstate com
merce commission. Through rates to
Chicago will thereafter be $72.50 for first
class, and $47.50 for second class, as be
fore, instead of $65 and $38, as they
have been during the past few weeks.
Walt Whitman's Birthday.
Philadelphia, May 31.—The poet,
Walt Whitman, was entertained at
dinner tonight by a number of literary
friends, the occasion being his seventy
No Lives Were Lost.
Salt Lake City, May 31. —Advices
from Gunnison state that no lives were
lost, but considerable damage done to
property resulted from the bursting of
Omaha, May 31.—The Lincoln local
passenger train on the Burlington was
derailed near here this morning. Eight
passengers were slightly injured.
A Wild Engine.
Belvidere, N. J., May 31.—A con
struction train on the Pennsylvania road
was run into by a wild engine this after
noon. Two men were killed and several