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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 91.
A Big Disaster in the Heart
A Large Lake Steamer Partially
Thirty-Eight Men Aboard and Many
of Them Missing 1 .
Tho Wreck Takes Fire and Adds Horror to
the Scene—A Number of Bod
Associated Press DisDatches.l
Chicago, July 11.—A frightful explo
sion occurred tonight on the steamer
Tioga, one of the largest vessels on the
great lakes. Thirty-eight persons were
aboard the steamer at the time. When
the work of rescuing the survivors,
which commenced almost instantly, was
well under way, only two persons could
be found who escaped unhurt. To make
matters worse, fire broke out in the
wrecked vessel, and huge volumes of
flame and smoke impeded the searchers
for the dead and dying.
The bursting of the steamer's boilers
was the cause of the catastrophe.
It was in the Chicago river, at the foot
of Washington street that the explosion
occurred. This locality is the heart of
the business section of Chicago, and the
explosion brought people running in ter
ror out of the tall buildings, blocks away.
Most of the victims were stevedores
who were unloading the vessel. Only
three of the Tioga's crew were reported
on the list.
The fire proved a stubborn one, and
made it impossible at the time to verify
the report that the boilers had exploded.
The statement was current that the ex
plosion was due to another cause, the
accidental lighting of a large quantity of
combustibles in the narrow confines of
the Tioga's deep hold. In the hold near
■the steamer's stern was where the fire
Through the bursts of fire could be
seen a great jagged cleft in the Tioga's
' decks and cabins, and aloft on the tall
smokestacks dangled a huge framework
of timber, fantastically swaying back
ward and forward, telling of the terrific
force of the explosionwhich sent it there
from thirty feet below.
While the fire was still in progress an
Associated Press reporter met the captain
•of the ill-fated steamer on the forward
deck. The officer consented to stop long
enough in his task of straightening out
the confusion prevailing, to give a state
ment of what he knew of the wreck.
Said he: "My name is Captain A. A.
Phelps. I arrived here last evening
from Buffalo, in command of the Tioga,
and we were unloading at this dock
when the explosion took place this even
ing. I was in the freight shed on the
dock when I heard a terrific noise, and
running out saw the north quarter
of the vessel enveloped in steam. All
of the crew of twenty-five men were
either aboard at the time or were on
the dock or in the freight house. I
found after a careful search that all but
three were accourted for and safe. Those
three, all from v iffalo, were. : Second
Engineer George Haid, Lookout C. Le
valley, Deckhand William Cuthbert.
"Besides the throe missing who be
longed to the crew, there must have
been fifteen or sixteen other men killed
and probably half a dozen additional
wounded. These were laborers in the
hold who were doing the unloading.
Eight colored men are positively stated
to have been below ; six or seven others
weie at the hatches aiding their
fellow-stevedores lower down. The ex
plosion occurred in the hold, not in the
machinery or boilers, as near as I could
ascertain, and was probably in some
combustible freight stored there."
The captain was at this moment called
away to the wrecked portion of the ves
sel, which seemed gradually settling in
the river. Occasionally a wounded man
was being hauled out of the debris. As
the flames permitted,the police and fire
men closed in toward the little black
hole in which the bodies of the unfortu
nate were still lying. Great
crowds of people gathered on
the neighboring bridges, docks and
vessels and watched the tragic
scenes being enacted on the Tioga. The
immense iron hull, painted black,
stretched three hundred feet or more
along the pier, and a swarm of people,
firemen and reporters were clambering
over her on all sides. Eye-witnesses of
the explosion were busy telling the new
comers the gory particulars.
It appeared that the explosion occurred
just after a porter named William Pal
mer had gone below with a lighted
lamp. He had scarcely reached the
decks again when a fearful shock came.
It was said that 200 barrels of oil were
among the cargo, and that these had be
Others insisted that the explosion
must have been due to a lack of water
in the boilers, and that the second
engineer, who is known to bo missing,
was the man whose duty it was to start
the pony pumps in such an emergency.
This, it was declared, would have pro
duced just such an explosion, wrecking
only one compartment of the vessel.
Up to 1 :80 a. in. nine dead bodies
have been taken from the wreck, and
five or more wounded conveyed to the
hospital. The Tioga's stern has settled
to the bottom of the river, but as it is
not deep the decks were still above the
surface. It is estimated that $75,000
will cover the damage to the vessel and
cargo. This amount is believed to be
Engineer Craig and Steam-fitter
Burns cannot live through the night.
Additional names of the colored
stevedores supposed to have been killed
are: Walter Dukes, Henry Weather
spoon, John Goff, Jacob Church,
Alexander Smith, J. Braxton and
A clearer idea of the cause of the ex
plosion was obtained at midnight, when
the boilers and cargo were examined.
The boilers seemed intact. The cargo
was kerosene, gasoline and cotton. The
inference is drawn that the leaking of
the kerosene saturated the cotton and
generated gases, which ignited when
lanterns were taken into the hold.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
THE TARIFF QUESTION.
The President Thinks the People Should
Be Educated on It.
ChicajQO. July 11. —The Journal this
evening publishes a telegram Binder
date of Carlisle, Pa., giving the text of a
letter written by President Harrison in
response to an invitation to attend the
National Grangers exhibition. In it, be
says in part: "The tariff question is
the most important of the day, and the
people should be thoroughly educated
on it. As. there is no doubt that the
farming element is the backbone of this
or any other free government, it is neces
sary that they should understand this
question, so that they can choose be
tween free trade and protection. The
free trade question is a dangerous one to
handle, and if it should win in '!)2, it
would cause great distress throughout
the land, something never experienced
by the American people."
Heavy Gold Exports.
New York, July 11.—Foreign bankers
today ordered $1,000,000 more gold for
shipment to Europe, making ao far
$2,000,000 in gold bars to go lomorrow.
There is considerable discussion as to
the reason of the shipments. Kidder,
Peabody & Co. say their export is simply
an exchange transaction. Some bankers
state that the gold is intended for the
Bank of England, whose reserve has de
creased so low, and others state that it
will go ultimately to Buenos Ayres.
A Fierce Fight.
Elizabeth, N. J., July 11. —A prize
fight took place here this morning be
tween the heavy-weights, James Dwver,
of this city, and William Dunn, of Bay
onne. Dwyer was ill last evening, aiid
not in really good condition this morn
ing. The fight was a fierce one, but
although Dwyer was game he was
knocked out in the third round.
A NEW HAMPSHIRE MILKMAN'S
He Brutally Assaulted His Mother and
Pounded His Father's Head to a Jelly.
Two Neighbors Badly Wounded.
Nashua, N. H., July 11.—This morn
ing at Warren Holt's farmhouse, near
West Wilton, Edwin Holt, a milkman,
brutally assaulted his mother, crushing
her face with a terrific blow. He
next dragged his sick father from
bed to the fireplace, where he
pounded his head to a jelly, killing him.
In the meantime neighbors arrived and
a desperate battle ensued before* Holt
was finally captured. Two of the
neighbors were badly wounded in "the
fight. Had help not arrived it was the
intention of Holt to murder his mother
and aunt. When the coroner arrived
the sick room presented a terrible sight,
the premises being covered with
blood, while the body of the father
lay on the floor almost unrecognizable
from the terrible pounding he had re
ceived. Last Sunday Holt called his
mother to one side and told her he felt
strange and thought something should
be done with him before he maimed the
members of the family. Holt was taken
to the asylum tonight, he being pro
Troy, N. V., July 11. —Mrs. James
Williams, near Fairbaven, Vt., this
morning murdered her two children, a
girl of 7 and a boy of (i, set fire to the
house and cut her own throat. She was
The Cloak-Makers and Their Employers
New York, July 11.—A board of arbi
tration has been decided upon to settle
the difficulties between the cloak
makers and manufacturers.
Arbitration of the difficulties of the
striking cloak-makers and their former
employers began this afternoon. The
manufacturers conceded many points,
but stuck on the demand for the reim
bursement of wages to the men during
their idleness, and the discharge of the
men who took their places. The men
agreed to waive the question of reim
bursement if the last demand was
granted. Adjourned until tomorrow.
Brakcmen's Difficulties Adjusted.
St. Louis, July 11. —The grievance
committee of the brakemen, which has
been in conference with the officials of
the Gould system, reports all differences
Loi isvillh, Ky., July 11.— The strik
ing brakemen and switchmen of the
Louisville and Nashville road return to
work this afternoon at the old wages,
pending the investigation of their griev
ances by the management.
The Big Four Difficulties.
Indianapolis, July 11.—President In
galls, of the Big Four, met the men with
grievances from the several branches to
day, heard their demands and replied
with kindly arguments until they inti
mated that if their terms were not com
plied with the federation would take a
hand in it, when he promptly replied
that no outsiders can settle the differ
ences between the Big Four and its em
ployees. He said tonight the demands
of the men were reasonable, generally,
and he felt that there would be no diffi
culty in reaching a settlement.
San Francisco Taxes.
San Francisco, July 11.—The city au
ditor has just completed a statement
showing the total amount of taxes
charged to the tax collector during the
past fiscal year. The amount was $5,179,
--847. The "amount collected was $5,070,
--048, delinquencies amounting to $108,799.
Out of this must be deducted property
found exempt from taxation, etc., mak
ing an actual delinquency of $83,5D7. Of
this $37,198 was 'delinquent on state
taxes. Total amount charged to the tax
collector for state purposes was $2,110,
--727 ; the amount collected, $2,035,003.
Died in the Hospital.
San Fkancisco, July 11.—James
Rathburn, the elevator boy who fell
from the top to the third floor of the
Phelan building on Thursday morning,
died early this morning in the German
hospital. His arms were broken, his
spine injured and his body horribly
mangled. An inquest will be held.
SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 12, 1890.
Catastrophe at a Ferryboat
A Crowded Bridge Suddenly
Six or Seven Hundred People Thrown
Into the Water.
Men, Women and Children a Struggling
Mass in the Flood—Many Persons
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Halifax,.July II, —A terrible accident
occurred at Dartmouth tonight, by
which a number of people were drowned,
but the exact number of victims cannot
be known till tomorrow. The disaster
happened by reason of a chain attached
to a ferry boat slipping out of place and
allowing the front of the bridge to sink
and precipitate the crowd, consisting of
600 or7oomen, women and children, into
the water. The people were crowded
there waiting for the new ferry
steamer Annex, just arrived from
New York, to dock. When the
steamer got within two feet of
the landing a number of persons jumped
on board and at that moment the acci
dent occurred. The outer end of the
bridge went down suddenly and the
terror-stricken crowd slipped off into
the harbor as though they were descend
ing a slide, piling on top of each other,
shrieking for help and scrambling for
means of safety.
For some minutes there was a con
fused mass of men and women
and children struggling in the water,
but the accident had hardly happened
before a dozen men leaped to the rescue.
The drowning people were rapidly passed
up to the men standing above on the
wharves, and the rapidity with which
the rescuers performed their work, re
sulted in the great majority of those
who fell in being saved from death.
When the crowd slipped off
the landing stage, the people
around, numbering some hundreds,
crowded to the sides of the wharf
and threw sticks and boards to the
struggling mass in the water, while a
number of life preservers were thrown
them from the steamer. Many were
struck and injured by flying boards, and
all the bodies recovered bear cuts and
bruises. The statements of spectators
show that most of those who fell in were
women and children, and the scenes im
mediately following the disaster were
When all those in sight had been
brought to land, the work of grappling
for the drowned was commenced.
Within two hours four bodies were re
covered, but up to midnight no other
victims had been found. It is believed
at least three or four others
were lost, but the exact num
ber cannot be told at present.
Intense excitement prevailed in Dart
mouth and Halifax when the news of
the disaster spread, and thousands
flocked to the scene, where they re
mained until a late hour watching those
working in the water. Owing to the
confusion it is impossible to tell who
are missing, but the number cannot be
large. The names of those whose bodies
are recovered are: Miss Bessie Fosier,
Peter Boyle, Miss Allie Synott, John
ON THE DIAMOND.
The Brooklyn Leaguers Leading the
Knee for the Pennant.
Brooklyn, July 11.—The league teams
played a splendidly contested game this
afternoon.* The Brooklyns won and are
now the leaders in the race for the pen
nant. Attendance, 2,700.
Score —Cincinnati, 2; Brooklyn 0.
Philadelphia, July 11. —Philadelphia
(league) had everything its own way
with Cleveland this afternoon. Attend
Score —Philadelphia, 10; Cleveland, 2.
New York, July 11.—The New York
league team today added another defeat
to Pittsburg's list. Attendance, ,100.
Score—New York, 11; Pittsburg, 7.
Boston, July 11. —Boston (league) won
today by a judicious intermingling of
base hits with Chicago's mistakes. At
Score—Boston, 6; Chicago, 0.
Brooklyn, June 11. —In the brother
hood game this afternoon. Brooklyn
gained an easy victory over Buffalo. At
Score —Brooklyn, 15; Buffalo, 5.
Boston, July 11. —The brotherhood
game this afternoon was well contested
throughout. Attendance, 1,000.
Score —Boston, 12; Pittsburg, 5.
Philadelphia, July 11. —The Cleve
lands (brotherhood) by their heavy hat
ting easily defeated the home team this
afternoon. Attendance, 900.
Score —Philadelphia, 6; Cleveland, 11.
New York, July 11. —Chicago (broth
erhood) defeated New York this after
noon. Attendance, 1,700.
Score—Chicago, 7; New York, 2.
Stockton, Cal., July 11.—The Stock
tons and Saeramentos played like ama
teurs today. After the home team had
knocked Hoffman out of the box in the
third innings and had the game won
in the sixth by a score of 12 to 6, they
thew it away and allowed the visitors to
win by a score of 13 to 12.
San Francisco, July 11.—The game in
Oakland this morning between Oakland
and San Francisco was a very tine one
from the seventh to the eleventh in
nings, when the score stood 2to 2. In
the eleventh innings the San Franciscos
made one run and won.
Score —San Francisco, 3; Oakland, 2.
Toledo, July 11.—Toledo, 8; Brook
Bismarck on Heligoland.
Berlin, July 11.—Bismarck in an in
terview in the Frankfort Journal says
he would not have signed the Anglo-
German agreement in its present form.
He holds that Heligoland might have
been obtained at less cost. Unless the
island is strongly fortified it might
prove a danger to Germany in the event
Portland, Ore., July 11. —A special
from Tacoma says : The suit of the state
of Washington against John G. Mcßride,
before the Seattle land office, is exciting
great interest here. There have been
numerous rumors to the effect that the
alleged discovery of gold on the property
was only a blind to permit certain peo
ple to gain possession of the lands.
There were some officials of the state in
the deal, who were in a position to see
that the scheme worked all right. When
the case came before tbe land office the
property, it is said, showed that it had
Charged With Perjury.
Napa, Cal., July 11.—Christian
Werkle has been arrested and charged
with perjury, His wife was convicted
last month of killing Joseph Yon Wyl,
and after her conviction he filed an
affidavit that he did the killing, making
statements contrary to what be testified
to at his wife's trial. The court disre
garded his affidavit and sentenced the
woman to prison, and now he is to
answer to this charge of perjury.
Fire at Walla Walla.'
Walla Walla, Wn., July 11.—At an
early hour this morning fire was discov
ered in a wooden building on Main street
occupied as a barber shop. Before it
was extinguished it and the adjoining
building were burned. Loss, $3,000;
insurance, $1,500. But for lack of wind
the fire would have been disastrous, as
the engines worked poorly, it being
fifteen minutes before water was
Indignant at the Verdict.
Dunbar, July 11.—Superintendent
Long is very indignant over the verdict
of the coroner's jury finding him re
sponsible for the Farm Hill mine disas
ter, and says it is the result of spite
work. Mine Inspector Kiegly will likely
prosecute Superintendent Long.
A PITCHED BATTLE.
MUNICIPAL FACTIONS RESORT TO
A Reign of Terror at Ysleta, Texas—Six
Dead Bodies in View From One Win
Denver, Col., July 11.—A telegram
just received by the News from Ysleta,
Texas, says a pitched battle is in prog
ress there between the local factions,
both of which claim the control of the
town government. They held an elec
tion in April, and each side claimed the
election of their ticket. Both mayors
and councils were sworn in, and the
town has had two governments
ever since. One party, led by an intel
ligent Mexican, was called the People's
party, and the other, led by a Jew
named Gaal, called the Republican
party. Several fights have resulted, and
it had been expected that the trouble
would culminate in a bloody fight,
which took place tonight.
A later special says the fight at Ysleta
has ceased, but both sides hold their
ground, and it is impossible for anyone
to venture out to discover the number of
dead or wounded. The telegraph oper
ator there wires that he can count six
dead bodies from his office window.
The Morlin and Gossoon Are the Winners
of the Pennants.
Marblkhead, Mass., July 11.—The
little Scotch cutter Minerva has been
beaten for the fiist time in these waters.
It was a signal victory for Burgess to de
feat last year's champion, and he also
wins over the Seafox with the Morlin.
It was a perfect yachting day. In the
start of the first-class schooners the Sea
fox was away from the line, being
thereby sadly handicapped. After
rounding the yachts began windward
work, and here the Morlin showed her
speed. She took the leading windward
position, which she held to the finish.
The Mayflower fell to the last place.
In the 40-footer race, in which all the
interest centered, the Pappoose was first
over the line; after|her the Gossoon,
Minerva and Centura. On the beat
home the Gossoon showed the Minerva
her old tricks, leading the procession,
the Minerva maneuvering always, but
failing to close the gap. The Centura
fell clear behind, as did the Pappoose.
The Gossoon finished an easy winner.
Washington PARK,.IuIy 11. —Two-year-
olds, five furlongs—lda Pickwick won,
Allan Bane second, Annie Brown third;
Mile, 3-year-olds—Pliny won, Macbeth
second, Jed third ; time, 1:44.
Mile and one-sixteenth, 3-year-olds-r
Al Farrow won, Baggage second, Santa
Lena third; time, 1:40%.
Mile, 3-year-olds—Rimini won, Arun
del teeond, Vattel third; time, 1:43.
Mile, all ages —Pat Sheedy won, Horn
pipe second, Knaftan third; time, 1:43.
Ben Bntterworth's Preferment
Chicago, Julyll. —Congressman But
terworth, of Ohio, was tonight elected
secretary by the board of directors of
the world's Columbian exposition. He
was opposed by Hon. E. Stevenson, of
Illinois, first assistant postmaster-gen
eral under Cleveland. Three ballots
were taken : FirPt, 20 to 8 ; second, 21 to
7. and third, 24 to 4. Twenty-three were
necessary for a choice.
The directors also adopted an amend
ment, offered by Hon. Joseph Medill, of
the Chicago Tribune, providing that the
city's subscription to the fair may be
repaid in part or whole after the exposi
tion by the transfer to the municipality
of selected buildings, such as the hall of
fine arts, to be permanently preserved.
Mrs. Leslie and tho Marquis.
London, July 11.—It is asserted on
good authority that Mrs. Frank Leslie
and the Marquis de Luville are really to
be married, and that a special license
has been taken out.
Letter Carriers Subsiding.
London, July 11.—Affairs are becom
ing more quiet among the letter car
riers. They are performing their duties
as usual today.
Belief for Fire Sufferers.
Paris, July 11.—The chamber has
voted 400,000 francs for the relief of suf
ferers by the fires in Martinique and
The National Convention at
St, Paul Ended.
The Various Departments Com
plete Their Work.
Ail Interesting- Discussion of the Race
Able Argument by a Southern Jurist in
Favor of Restricting the Right
Associated Press Dispatches. I
St. Paul, July 11. —During this after
noon the various departments of the
national educational convention met for
the last time this year. The kinder
garten department elected as president
for the year Mrs. Eudora Hailman, of
Laporte, Indiana. H. S. Jones, of Penn
sylvania, was elected president of the
department of elementary schools. The
general topic of the high school as a fin
ishing school was considered by the sec
ondary education department. H. Lee
Sellers, of Texas, and James H. Baker,
of Colorado, read papers on the general
topic, and others followed. The college
department considered the question
of college administration on the
matter of raising the standard
of colleges in general. Committee
reports were heard by the department
of industrial education and manual
training. Louis McLouth, of South
Dakota, was elected president. Hon.
Aaron Gove, of Denver, read a paper be
fore the music department, advocating
music as a regular part of required
school work, and the placing of it on the
same ground with arithmetic and all
At the last session, tonight, Prof.
Baker, of Colorado, presented a report
of resolutions. They favor moral train
ing in the public schools; recommend
an investigation of the White
Cross League literature; endorse
the American Humanitarian Society;
advocate the teaching of the ethics of
politics; approve compulsory' education
to a limited extent; commend United
States Commissioner Morgan's plans for
Indian school lands; endorse the land
grants for colleges; demand the repeal
of all duties on books.
A resolution regarding spelling reform
was referred to a special committee to
report next year.
The race problem was the subject for
the evening, and the first address was
by Judge Gumby, of Louisiana.
He said the subject concerns
not only the south but the whole coun
try. It will not settle itself. It must
not be let alone. It demands brave
thought and determined action to solve
it by a bloodless revolution. All the
trouble in the south arises from the po
litical jealousy of the negroes, and from
the fear of the whites that negro
rule will be restored, and utterly
destroy the new-born progress of
the south. The true solution of
the race problem on a just basis,
lies in the restriction of suffrage, and
the only just restriction is an educational
qualification. If tbe negro was enabled
to exercise the right of suffrage intelli
gently, all danger and apprehension of
race trouble would cease. This qualifi
cation should be adopted by the general
government, and the same government
should give the negroes the means of
education to qualify them for
the burdens and responsibilities
of citizenship which the gov
ernment placed on them, to
subserve its own ends. Public educa
tion is the peculiar and grandest dis
tinction of the American nation, and it
ought to be put into the national consti
tution. The press should cease to be
partisan in the presence of this grave
issue. Statesmen should throw aside
all temporary expedients end adjust the
question on a basis just and fair and safe
to both races.
President J. C. Price, of Livingstone
college, Salisbury, N. C, next delivered
an address on "Education and the Race
Problem." President Price is a negro
and an eloquent one. He argued that
negro freedom would never be complete
until the negro became educated. The
solution of the problem is granting to
the negro all the civil rights to
which he is entitled as a member of
the human family. The race problem
is the natural outcome of environment,
and a change must be made in the
character of that environment. While
educating the poor negroes, the poor
whites in the south should not be
President Canfield made a brief clos
ing talk, turning over the gavel to the
new president, W. R. Garret, who spoke
a few moments and then the thirty
fourth annual convention of the National
Educational Association was adjourned.
The Southern Pacific Rebuilding Its
Line Through Cow Creek Canon.
Ashland, Ore., July 11. —Work will
be commenced next week on the four
miles of new road for the Southern
Pacific railroad through Cow Creek
canon, that is to replace the road
damaged and destroyed by the big land
slide and flood of last February, includ
ing two short tunnels about 250 feet
long each. Contractor Jeffrey, who
will do the grading and tunneling
work, and Colonel Scobie, the masonry
contractor, have been at Ashland today
arranging for teams, supplies and men.
Eight hundred men will be set to work
at grading and tunneling, and Colonel
Scobie, with seventy-five men, will do
about $50,000 worth of masonry work on
the new piece of road. It will take
Colonel Scobie ninety days to complete
his work, and it will be a very expensive
piece of railroad.
Santa Barbara Delegates.
Santa Barbara, Cal., July 11. —At
the meeting of the Republican county
committee today the following delegates
were elected to the state convention : J.
Muscio, Guadalupe ;M. Thornburg, Santa
Maria; J. D. Synder, Loa Alamos; D. T.
Truitt, Lompoc; Hon. Charles Fernald,
Senator E. H. Heacock, Judge W. I.
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( IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J
Nichols, W. P. Butcher and W. G. Kin-
Bell, Santa Barbara. The following were
elected as delegates to the congressional
convention, sixth district: E. H.
Heacock, J. J. Barber, W.H. Nixon, H.
J. Laughlin, H. C. Dimock, It. J.
Broughton.C. A. Stuart, Richard Ivison,
R. W. Nuttall.
WORLD'S FAIR ENTHUSIASM.
Commissioner Mark McDonald Chock.
Full of It,
Portland, Ore., July 11.—Mark L.
McDonald, of Santa Rosa, California,
commissioner-at-large for the world's
fair, arrived in this city this morning,
by way of Seattle and Tacoina, from
Chicago, where he had been attending
the meeting of Commissioners. McDon
ald is enthusiastic over the prospects of
a successful exhibition in '92. This
morning a special meeting of the cham
ber of commerce of this city was held
for the purpose of hearing trom the com
missioner, who urged the chamber to
act immediately and decisively toward
forming an association to secure and
take charge of an Oregon exhibit for the
world's fair. He further urged the ne
cessity of securing a large appropriation
from the state at the next meeting of
the legislature. He referred to the ac
tion of Governor Waterman, of Cali
fornia in recommending an appropria
tion of $1,000,000. McDonald left over
land this evening for California.
A Dead Man Found.
Bakersfield, Cal., July 11. —The body
of a man was found today in a sun
flower patch about 100 yards from the
railway track four miles north of Bakers
field. His clothes indicated that he was
a laborer, about 50 years of age, dark
complexion, iron-gray hair and whiskers.
The Dody was very much decomposed.
No papers or anything were found on
him by which he could be identified.
IN THE COMMONS.
PARNELL CLOSES THE DEBATE OK
Balfour Thinks the Irish Leader Let Him
Off Easy—The Government and Amer
ica's Prohibitory Tariffs.
London, July 11.—Parnell in the com
mons, this evening, made the closing
speech in the debate on the vote for Bal
four's salary as chief secretary for Ire
land. After remarking that he was anx
ious that the £55,000,000 proposed under
the land purchase bill should be used
to the best advantage, Parnell sug
gested that the constabulary be em
ployed in the autumn in obtaining re
turns from the estates in Muuster and
Connaught showing the rents paid re
spectively by occupying and by non
occupying tenants. If that course were
taken Balfour would find the magnitude
of the problem he had undertaken
to solve, enormously reduced. He
would be enabled to so modify
the bill that the available fund
would go a deal further than he had any
present idea of. It must still be in
sisted, however, that the local money
must not be hypothecated without the
consent of the local authorities.
Balfour thanked Parnell for the mod
eration of his speech, and promised to
consider the matter.
Howard Vineiont asked the govern
ment if, in view of the fact that a free
market was accorded American
imports to Great Britain, while
the heavy duties imposed upon British
goods nearly extinguished the national
debt of the United States, the govern
ment would invite America to refrain
from enforcing the prohibitory tariffs
now before congress, but instead give
fair commercial reciprocity. Secretary
Fergusson said no such representations
were likely to be successful.
It May Have to lie Postponed on Account
of the Bridegroom's Illness.
London, June 11. —Stanley is suffering
from a severe attack of gastritis, and is
confined to his bed. It is feared his
marriage, arranged to take place at West
minster abbey tomorrow, will have to be
Among the numerous wedding gifts
presented to Stanley is one from the
queen of a miniature of herself set with
diamonds. Accompanying the gift is a
letter from her majesty, praising in the
highest terms the work of exploration
carried on by Stanley, and wishing him
much happiness in his wedded life.
Stanley is somewhat better this evening.
Stanley's secretary has begged tho
dean of Westminster to curtail the wed
ding services as much as possible, and
permit Stanley to be seated during the
AN INDIAN OUTBREAK.
The Trouble at Cheyenne Culminates
Piekre, S. I>., July 11.—The Indian
outbreak predicted between the hostile
Indians at Cheyenne agency, with
their chief Big Foot, and the
Indian agent occurred yester
day. Big Foot refused to take
beef rations unless delivered to him as
he wanted, and took his followers to
their Cherry Creek camp, where they
now are without rations. Chief Hump,
who is chief of the Indian police, and
between whom and Big Foot exists
bitter hatred, started for the latter'a
camp to arrest him for disobedience.
A fight is predicted before Big Foot
Ate His Mother.
Dublin, July 11. —Intelligence has
reached here of a horrible affair at
Ballyneale. John Hart murdered his
mother and chopped her body to pieces.
When discovered Hart was found lying
beside the remains eating a portion oi
Robbed His Mother.
St. Louis, July 11.—C. L. L. Gage, a
young man connected with the stove
firm of Gage cSc Horton, has disappeared
with $10,000 which he collected for his
mother. Gambling is said to be the
cause of bis downfall.
Slavin and McAullßfe.
London, July 11. —Slavin and Mc-
Auliffe, the prize fighters, will sign arti
cles on Monday for a fight.
Madrid, July 11.—Cholera bulletins
from Valencia show a steady increase of