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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 84.
AN ODIOUS BILL.
The Federal Elections Tyr
Prominent Democrats Discuss
Tammany Celebrates Independence
Day in a Royal Manner.
A Warning Letter From Ex-President
Cleveland—Mass Meetings Called.
Confederate Veterans Celebrate.
Associated Tress Dispatches. I
New York, July 4.—Tammany hall
had a big celebration today and a large
audience attended the exercises. The
first speaker of the day was Congress
man Byrum, of Indiana, whose chief
glory it is that he received the censure
of the Republican speaker of the house
of representatives. The founders of the
nation, said Mr. Byrum, did not believe
a majority, however large, had a right
to deprive the minority, however small,
of its natural rights. It had a right to
govern, but only witli due regard to the
rights of the minority. Never in the
life of the nation had such a deadly
thrust at its liberty been made as in the
passage of the federal elections bill. This
law was not intended for the
south alone. It was intended for
New York and Indiana. Not satisfied
with unseating honestly-elected mem
bers of the house of representatives,
they devised this scheme to enable them
to count out Democrats before they could
take their seats. With the voice, with
the pen and with the sword the people
should ride in tlieir might and prevent
the enactment of such a law.
Congressman Crisp, of Georgia, said
that the Republicans sought by exciting
prejudice against the south, by assailing
it with slanders, to secure the passage of
the bill; but having made it a law they
Would soon turn it against New York,
being ready to do anything to retain
Letters of regret were received from
ex-President Cleveland, Gov. Hill and a
number of other Democratic governors,
senators and congressmen. Letters from
Messrs. Cleveland and Hill were followed
by loud applause and three cheers for
Then came a number of short talks
by prominent gentlemen.
Governor Beggs, of Delaware, referring
to the election bill, said that he believed
in letting the colored man have his
rights, but not the white man's rights,
too. This is a white man's government,
and he believed in supporting his own
Congressman Springer said the elec
tion bills was an assault upon the
liberties of the people, and the day was
not far distant when the people may be
called upon to make a new declaration
Congressmen McMillin (Tennessee),
Allen (Mississippi),Kerr (Pennsylvania),
Voder (Ohio) and Mansur (Missouri)
A resolution was unanimously adopted
declaring that mass meetings should be
called throught the country to denounce
the federal elections bill, and protest
against its passage by the senate. Ex-
President Cleveland, in his letter, said,
in part: "Thejopportunitiesand temp
tations presented to partisanship have
brought us to the time when party con
trol is far too arrogant, and when in
public places the true interests of the
people are too lightly considered. In
this predicament those who love their
country may well remember with
comfort and satisfaction on In
dependence day that the disposi
tion of the American people to
revolt against, mal-administration still
commands them, and is a badge of their
freedom and independence as well as
their security for continued prosperity
and happiness. They will not revolt
against their plan of government,
for its protection and preserva
tion supply every inspiration of
true Americanism. But because they
are free and independent Ameri
can citizens, they will, as long as
their love and veneration for their gov
ernment shall last, revolt against the
domination of any political party which,
entrusted with power, sordidly seeks
only its own continuance, and which,
faithlessly violating its plain and simple
duty to the people, insults them with
professions of disinterested solicita
tion while it eats out their substance.
And yet with all this we should not in
blind security deny the existence of
danger. The masses of our countrymen
are brave and therefore generous; they
are strong and therefore confident,
and they are honest and therefore un
suspecting. Our peril lies in the ease
with which they may be deluded and
cajoled by those who would traffic with
their interests. No occasion is more op
portune than the celebration of the 114 th
anniversary of American independence
to warn the American people of the
present necessity on their part of tlie
vigilant watchfulness of their rights and
the jealous exaction of honest and un
selfish performance of public duty."
Chattanooga, Term., July 4. —The
confederate veterans' reunion had a
monster parade today and in the after
noon several thousand people were ad
dressed by Governor Gordon of Georgia
in a patriotic speech. Among other
things lie said: The south was a loyal
•country, but we were wrong on the
slavery question. There is not a son or
daughter of the south today who would
have slavery restored. While for years
the north and south were deadly ene
mies, we are forevermore brothers and
fellow citizens, and the southerners
would today fight as loyally for the flag
of our country as any man who fought
with Grant and Sherman. Tonight the
whole city is illuminated.
A Philanthropic Bishop.
New York, . July 4. —Bishop Wul
furgh of Surinam, will sail hence tomor
row oh the steamship Rotterdam. The
bishop has made a study of leprosy, and
is on his way to New Guinea, where iie
intends to found a hospital for lepers.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
SHE WANTS AN ACCOUNTING.
Mrs. Jewett Believes She is Being
Chicago, July 4. —A local paper says:
"The identity of the # company, in the
well-known board of trade firm of T. M.
Baxter & Co., has always been a mys
tery. It may be cleared up tomorrow,
when Mrs. Jennie M. Jewett, a south
side lady, will file a bill for recovery and
accounting. Mrs. Jewett asserts" that
she is the "company." She is the wife
of Edward A. Jewett, assistant general
manager of the Pullman Palace Car
Company. In the bill she alleges that
three years ago she paid l.axter $10,000
for a one-fifth interest in his business,
and thought it has returned a profit of
between $75,000 and $100,000. Since that
time she has received no returns from
her investment. For this reason her at
torney says that she will apply for a re
ceiver and accounting.
A Sad Domestic Tragedy.
New York, July 4. —This morning
during a quarrel between John Lutz and
his wife Mary, about their child, Lutz
shot his wife four times, inflicting
serious if not fatal injuries. Then tlie
infuriated man shot himself through the
head three times, and died almost in
Mrs. Lutz had left her husband some
time ago because of his cruelty. This
morning he entered the house where she
she was lying in bed with a babe born
five days ago. She refused to let him
kiss the babe, and he drew a revolver.
The sick woman arose from the bed and
fled with her babe to an adjacent room,
four bullets striking her as she ran.
Lutz then killed himself.
It Was Not a Murder.
Spanisiitown, Cal., July 4. —The cor
oner's jury in the case of the man found
dead in Green canon, San Mateo county,
June 24th, yesterday decided that the
man had not been murdered, as was
first thought. The jury decided that
death resulted from unknown causes.
The dead man's name was Joseph Car
aguaro. He was a native of Italy, aged
68 years. The body was identified by
friends and buried by them.
A PERILOUS TRIP.
JOHN SOULES ATTEMPTS TO SWIM
THE WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS.
He is Washed Ashore Badly Cut and Ex
hausted, But Beady to Proceed—Vari
ous Escapes From Death.
Niagara Falls, July 4. —John L.
Soules, of Muskegon, Mich., today at
tempted to swim the whirlpool rapids.
Samuel Smith, of Louiston, New York,
was to have gone through with him in a
row-boat, but flunked. Many hundreds
of people were on the bridges and bank.
Soules entered the water at 3:18 p. m.,
near the cantilever bridge, on the Cana
dian side, clad in a wool shirt and
trunks, and a cork vest, At 2:20 he
came around the abutment of the bridge
and was tossed like a cork in the volume
of water which there forces itself
through the gorge.
When he escaped this current he had
comparatively an easy time to the rail
way suspension bridge, at which point
the swift current once more caught him
and swept him under the bridge like a
flash. Below this bridge there are two
large rocks. A breaker carried him over
one, and the spectators expected to see
him dashed against, the other and killed.
Luck favored him, however; the current
swung him partially around and he
pushed away from the rock with his
hand. Then another large breaker
caused him to turn a summersault, sub
merging him for a short time and
then keeping him stationary in an
eddy. The spectators thought he was
gone, but he soon swam out, and when
near the whirlpool rapids incline rail
way was washed into an eddy nearsHore.
With the assistance of several spectators
he scrambled out on the rocks in a greatly
He had a cut on the left foot and a
terrible gash in the left leg above the
knee, which disabled him so that he
could not walk. These injuries he re
ceived when dashed against a big rock.
He said, however, that he would con
tinue his trip through the whirlpool if
the manager desired, but the latter re
fused. It is fortunate for Soules that
he was washed ashore, for had he gone
through the whirlpool in his condition,
he would surely have been killed.
JEALOUS OF THE MONGOL.
Russia's Move to Repress Chinese Ad-
vances on the Frontier.
St. Petersburg, July 4.—The Russian
government, to counteract the plans of
China *to make Manchuria an outpost
against Russia by building railroads and
fortresses in that territory, and inaugur
ating an extensive colonization scheme,
has decided to hasten the construction
of the Siberian railway, and to
strengthen the garrison in the Ameer
and Usuri provinces. The government
will also establish colonies throughout
these provinces, and no Chinese will be
permitted to settle in the territory.
A BIG LAM) DEAL.
English Capitalists Buy Millions of Acres
of Mexican Soil.
New Orleans, July 4. —A Picayune,
San Antonio, Texas, special says: Infor
mation was received here today of the
consummation of the biggest land trade
In the history of the American continent.
The parties to the contract were John
Hancock, of Austin, and Robert Stim
merlia, of San Antonio, acting for the
owners, and.representatives of an Eng
lish and Holland syndicate. The land
lies all in one body'in the state of Tam
aulipas, Mexico, and comprises between
five and six million acres, and also
75,000 head of cattle. Tiie terms are
Baseball at' Sacramento.
Sacramento, July 4.—Considering the
many other attractions a good-sized
crowd saw the Senators this afternoon
defeat the Stocktons. Hoffman pitched
a good game, and had fine support in
Bowman, Daly and Reitz. The visitors
saved a shut-Out by making- their only
two runs in the last innings. Score—
Sacramento, 7; Stockton, 2.
SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 5, 1890.
Enthusiastic Celebrations All
Over the Coast.
Small Towns Crowded With
Parades, Speeches and Fireworks the
Novel Celebrations in Many Places.
Phoenix Meets With a Disaster—The
Day Properly Honored.
Associated I'ress Dispatches. I
San Francisco, July 4.—The national
holiday was celebrated in this city with
a considerable display of enthusiasm.
The principal feature was a parade in
the morning, which was participated in
by the United States troops stationed at
the presidio. Three full regiments of
the California National Guard and two
independent companies, besides a large
number of civil organizations, including
the Pioneers and Native Sons, firemen
and industrial unions, state and city
officers, and other prominent citizens in
carriages, together with several floats
representing incidents of revolutionary
times also appeared in the procession.
The streets along the line of march were
gaily decorated and thronged with peo
ple. Literary exercises were held this
afternoon, and a display of fireworks
was given in the evening.
At Fresno City.
Fresno, Cal., July 4. —Independence
day was never more successfully cele
brated in Fresno than it was today.
Excursion trains were run here from
north and south and on the Sanger
branch of the Southern Pacific railroad.
The city was filled with people, and no
accident occurred to mar the festivities.
The day was comfortably cool. There
was the usual parade, literary exercises,
races and balloon ascension at the race
track and fireworks in the evening.
Dr. A. J. Pedler was president of the
day and Geo. E. Church orator. t
The Sierra City's Celebration.
Sierra City, July 4. —The Fourth of
July was celebrated by literary exer
cises in the afternoon and a display of
fireworks at night.
Salinas, Cal., July 5. —The national
holiday was celebrated here with much
enthusiasm. A parade in the morning
was followed by literary exercises and
games. A grand ball was given in the
The Fourth at San Rafael.
San Rafael, July 4.—The anniver
sary of American Independence wit
nessed the most successful celebration
to-day in the history of San Rafael. The
town was handsomely decorated and
great enthusiasm was displayed. A
parade was held under the auspices of
the fire department, assisted by Co. D,
fifth infantry. Among the features were
ox teams and wagons of pioneer type.
After the procession the citizens of the
town held a picnic at San Rafael park.
The town was brilliantly lighted in the
evening and a display of fireworks
Woodland, Cal., July 4.—lndepen
dence day was observed by a general
suspension of business. A military and
civic procession was held|in the morning.
A number of allegorical presentations
formed an interesting feature. A large
audience afterwards listened to addressee
at the opera house.
At St. Helena.
St. Helena, Cal., July 4. —The Fourth
was patriotically observed in St. Helena
by a picnic, and a celebration was given
under the auspices of La Carita parlor
Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Large crowds were present from Napa
City, Calistoga and the surrounding
country. Hon. F. L. Coombs, of Napa,
delivered the oration. The celebration
ended with a ball.
Great Crowds at Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa, July 4. —Twelve thousand
people were in Santa Rosa today. The
streets were thronged with people all
day. An industrial parade took place at
10 o'clock this morning. Henry E.
Highton, of San Francisco, was the ora
tor of the day.
San Mateo's Celebration.
San Mateo, July 4. —The entire
county joined in the celebration of the
Fourth of July in the town of San Mateo
today. A procession, formed of the
members of the fire departments and
lodges throughout the county, paraded
the streets. The exercises were held at
Coyote Point beach. An oration was
delivered by Hon. John I. Hare, of San
Francisco. The celebration was the
most successful ever held here. .It is
estimated that the town had 3,000 visi
tors from San Francisco and elsewhere.
Novel Celebration at Marysville.
Marysville, Cal., July 4. —The Fourth
of July celebration exceeded anything of
the kind ever held here before. Fully
4,000 strangers were present. The liter
ary exercises were novel and interesting,
being a representation of the conti
nental congress at the time of the adop
tion of the declaration of independence.
A sham battle, which was participated
in by military companies from Chico,
Colusa and Marysville, was one of the
leading at tractions of the day.
Portland's River Parade.
Portland, Or., July 4.—lndependence
day wan observed in this city by a par
ade, participated in by the National
Guard, various civic organizations and
United States 1 roops from the Vancou
ver, Washington, barracks. Literary
exercises were held in the afternoon,
and the celebration concluded by a
pyrotechnic display in the evening and
an illuminated parade of boats on the
river In front of tho city. The principal
celebrations in Western Oregon were
thoso held in Sulnn and Medford.
A Mtshup at Phoenix.
Phu'nix, \ riz., July 4.—Because of the
warm weat her, the exercises incident to
to the Fourth were held on the parade
ground this vening. Afterjthe literary
and other exercises had been concluded,
fireworks were to be set oft" on an,
elevated platform, under the auspices
of the local militia company. The
first rocket set off the entire
display, comprising some large
and costly pieces. The scene was more
exciting than attractive. There was a
general stampede from the neighbor
hood and a printer named Ambler was
seriously injured by jumping from the
platform on which the fireworks were
stored. One lady, Mrs. Otero, was also
injured by falling off a bench. The
mishap brought the exercises to an ab
Races at Coronado.
San Diego, Cal., July 4.—The Fourth
was observed here by a grand parade.
The event of the day was the opening of
the Coronado race track. Three thou
sand people were in attendance.
Art Students Receive a Flag.
Paris, July 4. —The American Art
>Hudents' Association today received a
flag which was sent by President Harri
son. M. Whitelaw Reid, United States
minister, made the presentation. Mr.
Anderson, president of the association,
delivered an oration, and Mr. Reid and
General Porter replied. There were six
hundred and fifty guests.
Anderson expressed to the students
his sense of Reid's kindness in present
ing with his own hands the flag which
recalled to them their country, and
charged Reid to transmit the students'
thanks to the generous donoraof the flag;
Married in a Balloon.
Lowell, Mass., July 4. —Prof. J. K.
Allen made a balloon ascentj from the
fair grounds this afternoon, taking with'
him Charles G. Caroll and Miss Lottie
Anderson, who were to be married in
the presence of upwards of 10.000
people by Rev. W. M. Downs, of Boston.
The balloon sailed away in a northerly
direction and landed safely in West
Newbury this evening.
A Champion's Colors Lowered.
Bishop, Cal., July 4.—At Independence
today Walter Ober beat Ben Rosenthal,
the champion of Nevada, five feet in a
100-yard foot race.
FIRES OF THE FOURTH.
THE OLD STOCKTON THEATER
Fire Crackers Destroy a Lumber Yard.—
The Usual Blazes of the Day—A Seri
ous Blaze at Truckee.
Stockton, July 4.—Fire broke out at
11 o'clock to-night in the rear of the old
Stockton Theater building, at the corner
of Main and Eldorado streets, the same
block in which the Western Union office
is located. The fire soon burned to the
top of the theater building, and that
structure will go. The fire dropped
through into the dry goods store of
Alex Chalmers, under the theater, and
firemen went into the store with streams
of water. It looks now as if the theater
building will be the only one destroyed,
but the flames are fierce and may run
eastward to a three-story brick in the
middle of the block. The block is all
brick and the firemen are working hard
to control it. Chalmer's»loss will be
$20,000, fairly insured. The theater
building w owned by Mrs. John Mc-
Millan and has been unoccupied for
Later —The fire has been confined to
the Stockton theater building. The
principal loser is Alex. Chalmers, dry
goods dealer. His stock was worth
$30,000 and was insured for $16,000.
San Francisco, July 4.—A dispatch
from Stockton states that the office of
the Western Union Telegraph Company
is on fire, and the operators had to leave
At Virginia City.
Virginia City, Nev., July 4.—A fire
cracker started a fire on Divide street,
destroying a large stable, three houses
and a number of horses. It is feared
that a man was caught in the stable and
A Lumber Yard Burns.
Towles, Cal., July 4. —A fire was dis
covered at 12:40 a. in., in Towle Bros.
Company's lumber yard. It raged for
four hours, with a loss of from two to
three million feet of lumber; insured.
* A Serious Blaze at Truckee.
Truckee, Cal., July 4.—At 9 o'clock
this morning fire broke out in the roof
of the house of Mrs. E. H. Carter, in
Stevens street, completely destroying
her residence and two houses belonging
to D. J. Smith. Mrs. Carter's loss is
$1,500, insured in the Commercial Union
for $850. Smith's loss is $4,000, insured
in the Sun for $1,300 and the Scottish
Union for $400. J. N. Durney's loss on
furniture is $700, insured in the Provi
dence and Washington for $400. John
Curran's loss on furniture is $500; no
insurance. A very strong wind blowing
from the southwest kept the flames from
spreading through the town.
Tents Burned at Spokane.
Spokane Falls, Wash., July 4.—Fire
destroyed three tents occupied as stores
on Sprague, between Lincoln and Post
streets, at 7 o'clock this evening. The
total loss is $7,500; insumnce, $1,750.
CASUALTIES OF THE DAY.
A Probable Loss of Five Lives in East
East Saginaw, Mich., July 4. —The
Kinney hotel, a two-story building, was
set on "fire this afternoon by the igniting
of fire crackers in a bedroom. James
Benham, aged 38, was burned to death,
Joseph Miller was probably fatally in
jured, and three others may sustain
fatal injuries. The pecuniary loss is
Cameron, Mo., July 4. —During a cele
bration tonight some fireworks exploded
prematurely, injuring Thomas Parsons
and others badly. Major Lindner had a
leg broken, Miss Haley was seriously
burned on the arms and face, and Fred
Williams was badly burned.
Pacific Coast Tennis Players.
San Rafael, July 4.—The Pacific
coast single championship tournament
of the California Lawn Tennis Club com
menced here today, with a large at
tendance. A. Taylor, of the California
club, and H. H. Haight, of the Lakeside
club, made the best scores. The tourna
ment will be finished tomorrow.
ON THE COAST.
A Band of Horsethieves
A Large Number of Horses
Run Across the Line.
Interesting Bicycle Races Held Yes
terday at San Jose.
A Los Angeles Cyclist Wins One of the
Events—A Shooting at Truckee.
General Coast News.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
St. Paul, -July 4.—A Spokane Falls,
Washington, special says: Horse-thieves
have made a grand round-up in eastern
Washington and northern Idaho dur
ing the past few days. The
method of their operations indicate
that they have a regularly organized
band with leader. Saturday and Sun
day last they rendezvoused near this
city and hastened away with 500 head
of horses toward the British Columbia
line, through the Flathead iudian
country, in Northwestern Montana.
A Walla Walla farmer reports
the loss of fifty head, which he
traced to within a few miles of Spokane
Falls. William Lewis, of Creney, lost
a stallion for which he paid $1,200. A
large number of ranchers have organ
ized for the purpose of the pursuit of
thieves, but with little hope of success,
as they have a good start. A battle is
sure to occur if the pursuers overtake
CYCLISTS AT SAN JOSE.
An Interesting Programme Run Off Yes
San Jose, July 4.—Fifteen hundred
people attended the races given by the
California division of the League of
American Wheelmen here today. The
following are the winners:
Quarter mile dash —R. E. Dow, San
Jose; time, 44 seconds.
One mile, safety state championship—
J. F. Ives, Alameda; time, 3:18 3-5.
One mile, novice—Al Rivett, Sacra
mento; time, 3:12.
One mile, district championship—
Henry Smith, San Jose; time, 3:03 3-5.
Three-mile handicap—W. R. Lipsett,
San Jose; time, 10:09 2-5.
Half mile dash, state championship—
D. L. Burke, Los Angeles; time, 1:33.
One mile tandem safety—George
Oaen and William Edwards, of San Jose;
Five-mile district championship—
Julius Smith, San Jose; time, 16:58 1-5.
One-mile handicap—George Swain,
Stockton, 75 yards; time, 3:01 2-5.
Two-mile safety handicap—J. F.
Ives, San Jose, 75 yards; time, 3:44 1-6.
UNION LABOR CONVENTION.
D. Gilbert Dexter Nominated for Con
gressman of the Sixth District.
Fresno, July 4.—The state convention
of the United Labor party was called to
order today by Carl Browne, chairman
of the state central committee. A large
number of Nationalists participated.
T. E. Jones, of Fresno, was elected
chairman and Carl Browne secretary.
The following ticket was nominated:
Governor, Henry Clay Wilson, of Te
hama; lieutenant-governor, John Red
stone ; secretary of state, W. C. Owen;
attorney-general, Laura DeForce Gor
don ; superintendent of public instruc
tion, Addie L. Ballou; Chief justice of
the supreme court. Judge E. D.Wheeler;
congressman from the sixth district, D.
Gilbert Dexter; railroad commissioner
of the southern district, T. R. Jones.
Carl Browne was re-elected chairman of
the state central committee.
A Blood-Thirsty Young Man.
Truckee, Cal., July 3.—Thisafternoon
William C. Smith, aged 22, shot his
grandfather, John J. Gosney, aged
eighty-four. Smith had a difficulty with
a man on the street and came to blows.
He then hastened home and got a Win
chester rifle. The grandfather attempted
to disarm him, when the gun was dis
charged. The bullet struck Gosney in
the forehead, but glanced upward along
the skull, inflicting an ugly but not dan
gerous wound. Smith immediately ran
from the house and concealed himself in
the willows below town. Officer Zeeter
pursued and disarmed him, being com-
Eelled to knock him down with a rifle
efore he would surrender. He is now
in jail. It is thought that Gosney will
not prosecute his grandson.
Building a New Capitol.
Denver, July 4.—The corner stone of
the new capitol building was laid here
today by the F. and A. M. of Colorado
with most impressive ceremonies. Ex-
Congressman Belford made the address
on behalf of the state. It was a master
piece of oratory.
A Big Enterprise.
The indefatigable gentlemen who are
erecting Redondo, Messrs. Thompson,
Ainsworth and Ainsworth, have com
pleted the details of improvements of
great magnitude, which will soon be
begun. A grand and commodious iron
pier, such as Coney island boasts,
is to be constructed, which will
give room for the largest ships to tie
to. It will be a double-decker, with
passenger and freight decks. A line of
fast, commodious and elegant steamers
will then be put on between Redondo and
San Francisco with a tri-weekly service.
With this important event the merchant,
the farmer and the producer will be
freed from arbitrary carrying rates. The
overland passenger, worn and dusty from
his long, cramped ride, can recuperate
with a short and beneficent sea voyage,
or rest for a day more by the surging sea
before completing his journey. Captain
R. R. Thompson and Captain J. C. Ains
worth, who are at the head of this
gigantic enterprise, are old steamship
men and know the needs of commerce
and the wants of the traveling public.
Over all will be the keen and steady su
pervision of Captain Geo. J. Ainsworth,
a son of the elder captain.—[Redondo
-if*B A YEARfc—
Burs the Daily Herald and
§2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLBAII.
TERRIFIC LAKE STORMS.
The Roughest Weather Ever Experienced
at This Season of the Tear.
Chicago, July 4.—A terrific gale pre
vailed on Lake Michigan last night and
today, and much damage was done to
shipping. There were, however, for
tunately few casualties. Old vesselmen
say that the storm was the worst for
this season ever known. A number of
vessels put out last night in spite of the
warning signals, and most of them were
compelled to beat back to port as best
they could. The schooner Gladiator
was capsized and her commander, Cap
tain Torroton, drowned. The steam
ship City of Chicago left early
last evening for Grand Haven with
about a thousand passengers on board.
She made about twenty-five miles, when
the captain found himself obliged to pnt
about and run for Chicago. After a ter
rific experience in wild seas, the steamer
managed to reach her dock. The
schooner Naiad, when endeavoring to
make cairn water just outside the break
water, where a number of vessels were
anchored, was thrown by a heavy sea
into collision with two other schooners.
One seaman was lost, and all three ves
sels met with slight damage.
A Mob's Bold Bluff.
Pullman, Wash., July 4.—Two men
arrested last night on suspicion of firing
the town were taken from jail by citi
zens at 3 o'clock this morning and led
under a rude gallows. Nooses were
placed about their necks and they were
told to prepare to die. The intention
of the mob was to frighten the men into
confessing if they knew anything about
the origin of the fire. The men pro
tested their innocence and could not be
made to divulge anything. They were
then led back to jail.
Wanted for Abduction.
Healdsbuko, Cal., July 4.—A warrant
was this morning placed in the hands of
a deputy sheriff for the arrest of John
Metcalf, an itinerant photographer, who
on the fifth of last June eloped with
Miss Laureta Robinson and went to
Ventura county. The young lady in
question is 16 years of age, and is the
daughter of a widow lady of this city.
THE TRUE STORY OF THE DEATH
OF PRESIDENT MENENDEZ.
He Died "Defending the Presidency"—
The British Conservatives' Position
City of Mexico, July 4.—The Offic
Gazette has published a telegram frc
General Ezeta, provisional president of
San Salvador, announcing his taki
possession of the presidency after t •
death of General Menendez, who was
"killed while defending the presidency."
President Diaz Bent a dispatch acknowl
edging the telegram, and there is no
doubt that Mexico will recognize the
new election. The El Union Universal
publishes a sensational article on San
Salvador, in which it is stated that Me
nendez died riddled with bullets.
Nkw York , July 4.—News from Mex
ico says that the editor of Voz de Me.r
icos was thrown into prison and the pa
per denounced by the government; wny
it is not stated.
Buenos Aybes, July 4.—The Argen
tine government has indefinitely post
poned the loan bill.
Buenos Ayres, July 4.—Owing to the
suspension of the payment of dividends,
National Bank shares fell almost to par,
but on account of purchases yesterday
on behalf of London speculators, they
rose again and are quoted at 40 per cent,
THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.
Gladstone's Amendment Defeated by i
London, July 4. —Lord Salisbury an
nounced in the house of lords today that
the Anglo-German agreement was signed
Tuesday. He tabled the bill affirmiri}
the cession of Heligoland. He said that
the agreement made the inhabitants of
Heligoland subject to German laws, a
special exception being made in the case
of those now living there, who would not
be subject to conscription. The bill
passed the first reading.
In the house of commons the commit
tee negatived Gladstone's amendment
against the suspension of bills from one
session to another. The vote stood 11 to
9. It is reported in conservative circles,
that owing to the narrowness of the ma
jority against Gladstone's amendment
the government will abandon the pro
posal to carry over the bill.
An Aeronaut's Horrible Death.
St. Louis, July 4. —A special to the
Republic from Beardstown, 111., gays that
I'rof. S. Black, an aeronaut, met with a
horrible death at that place this after
noon. When at the height of 400 feet
he signalled that he was about to
descend, but something seemed to have
gone wrong with his parachute. A
minute later a stream of smoke was
seen issuing from the parachute, which
in a few seconds burst into flames, sev
ering the parachute from the balloon,
and the aeronaut was seen falling
through space at a frightful speed.
Half an hour later the body was found
horribly mangled. It is supposed that
the parachute caught fire from sparks
from a mill near by.
Turmoil In Armenia.
Constantinople.—July 4.—A serious
conflict between Turks and Montene
grines occurred near the Lake of Scet
tari. The Turks were the aggressors.
The British charge d'affairs has pro
tested to the porte against the danger of
allowing the reign of anarchy in Armenia
An Armenian patriarch has sent to
the sultan a note giving the details of
the grievances of the Armenian Chris
tians. They have been arrested on mere
suspicion of wrong-doing, their churches
have been profaned and other outrages
committed against them. He will re
sign his' patriarchate unless the grier
ances complained of are remedied and
A Serious Railway Aosldsnt.
Stockton, July 4.—A bad accident re
quiring several amputation* is reported
from Livinpaton, Meroed oounty. 8w
geons lia<-i< gone from here. There ape