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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 134.
The Republican Convention
Congressional Aspirants on the
Major McKinley Renominated by His
Congressman Morrow Declines Renomi
nation.—Caminetti Preparing for
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Fresno, August 26.—The Republican
county convention met here today and
nominated a full county ticket as fol
For assembly, Ben. R. Wood worth;
superior judge, R. P. Davidson ; district
attorney, H. Z. Austin ; sheriff, Stephen
J. Hamilton ; county clerk, J. P. Clark ;
treasurer, Alfred Baird; recorder,
Wright D. Breeze; superintendent of
schools, T. J. Kirk; chairman of the
county central committee, J. P. Vincent.
The committee to nominate a state
senator will meet tomorrow and select a
candidate from this county. C. M. Wal
ter will probably be the nominee.
The congressional convention for the
sixth congressional district will meet at
2 p. m. tomorrow. The friends of the
three most prominent candidates
Rowell, Bowers and Lindley, are each
claiming the nomination of their candi
date. It is probable several votes will
be taken before a selection is made.
The State Convention Adopts a Vigorous
Boise City., Idaho, August 26.—The
Democratic state convention met this
morning and seated the anti-Mormon
delegation from Bear Lake county.
Permanent organization was effected and
the convention took a recess until
afternoon to enable the committee on
resolutions to complete the platform.
In the afternoon Benjamin AVilson, of
Boise county, was nominated for gov
ernor. Alex E. Mayhew, of Shoshone,
was nominated for congress.
The platform thanks congress for pre
serving the unity of Idaho, but regrets
the Republican majority's opposition to
the admission of New Mexico and Ari
zona, because they are Democratic; de
nounces the McKinley tariff bill; de
nounces the silver bill enacted by the
Republican congress, as a compromise in
the interest of Wall street; demands
the free and unlimited coinage of silver;
demands the protection of the lead in
dustry, and declares against the impor
tation oi foreign leads ; favors the Aus
tralian ballot system, and the election
of United States senators by direct vote
of the people; protests against the en
actment of the federal election bill; and
denounces the "gag law" policy of
Speaker Reed; pledges this party to
the election of one United States senator
from North Idaho, and to uphold the
A MIGHTY AYE.
Major McKinley Receives an Enthusiastic
Cleveland, Ohio, August 26.—The
opera house was jammed full with Re
publicans, when the congressional con
vention opened at Massillon this after
noon. A telegram from Secretary Blame
was read, causing immense cheering.
Congressman Smyser introduced Judge
Minson, of Medina, who made a speech
re-nominating Major McKinley. Here
served McKinley's name to the last,
and as it was pronounced, cheers and
shouts arose that fairly shook the house.
When a vote was called for by Smyser,
the walls quivered with the mighty
■"Aye" that went up, and the crowd
cheered and cheered again. Major
McKinley then followed with his speech
of acceptance, which was a masterly
effort. A number of other speeches
were made, and the convention ended
amid great enthusiasm.
MORROW WON'T RUN.
Ho Says He Can Not Afford to Live in
San Francisco, August 26.-An evening
paper says W. W. Morrow declines the
nomination for congress from the fourth
district. He gives as the reason, that
he cannot afford to live in Washington,
and his income from his profession has
suffered, as most of his time has been
devoted to congressional duties.
Washington August 26.—Congress
man Morrow of California, said today
liia determination announced a year ago,
not to accept another nomination for
congress, was final. He appreciated
higlily the honor done him by his
fourth' nomination yesterday, but in
justice to himself and his family, he
finds he must give personal attention to
his private affairs.
THE STATE TAX.
The Rate of Taxation Fixed at 58 Cents
on Each $100.
Sacramento, August 26.—The state
board of equalization has decided to fix
the state rate of taxation at 58 cents on
each $100 of assessed valuation.
Phoenix, Ariz., August 26.—The terri
torial convention assembled this morn
ing. On account of the non-arrival of
the delegates from Apache, Graham,
Cochise, Pema and Mohave counties, who
were delayed by railroad washouts, the
convention adjourned till tomorrow
Camlnnetti Stripping for the Fray.
San Francisco, August 26. —A. Cam
mnetti, secretary of the state board of
trade, today tendered his resignation to
take effect September Ist. He will
make a canvass of the second congres
Democratic Executive Officers,
San Francisco, August. 26.—The ex
ecutive committee of the Democrat ie state
central committee elected Russell J.
Wilson, chairman; John M. Daggett,
vice-chairman ; Maurice Schmitt, second
vice-chairman; A. H. Rose, of Colusa,
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third vice-chairman; John Markley,
corresponding secretary; A. T. Spotts,
recording secretary; A. B. Treadwell
and A. Galuske, assistant secretaries;
Robert Burnett financial secretary; J.
Gutte, treasurer; Joseph JVonPraag,
ED BAKER'S DIUKDEREKS.
Apache Servants of the Government
Arrested for the Crime.
Globe, Ariz., August 26. —Upon a
warrant issued from Gila county, Guad
alupe A. Cibicue, an Apache, is now in
the county jail, as one of the murderers
of Ed Baker, in the Sierra Anchos, in
this county on July 11th. Three others
of his band were apprehended at Fort
Apache, yesterday, and held waiting the
arrival of Gila county's sheriff for their
removal to Globe. Guadalupe is in the
employ of the government, as a secret
service man. Two of his sons, also
prisoners for the same offence, and also
under duress, are scouts. Circumstan
tial evidence against them is strong.
LAW OFFICERS LECTURED.
An Arrest for Murder Without a Shadow
San Diego, Cal., August 20.—Porter
Oldman, arrested a few days ago, charged
with the murder of Miss Abbey, an aged
spinster dressmaker, in a lonely cabin
on the Otay mesa, last September, was
discharged from custody today. Judge
Sloane, in dismissing the case, read the
officers a severe lecture, calling the ar
rest the result of an amateur defective's
efforts, and neighborhood tattle.
IN ASHY RUINS.
McVICKER'S THEATER, CHICAGO,
DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Al Hayman's "Shenandoah" Company
Burned Out—The Fire was of Incen
diary Origin.—Loss, $200,000.
Chicago, August 26—MeVicker's the
atre, the pride of amusement lovers in
the west, is in ruins. The fire was
undoubtedly incendiary. Watchman
LaPierre says that shortly after two
o'clock this morning he found a small
fire blazing in the entrance way between
the lines of the dressing rooms, back of
and under the stage. He subdued the
flames and continued on his rounds.
About three o'clock he discovered an
other blaze under the auditorium, where
no man ever goes except the watchman.
The flames spread with great rapidity,
and in spite of the efforts of the firemen,
the entire auditorium was gutted.
The front of the building was occupied
by offices, and was saved by a fire wall.
Shenandoah, under the management of
Al llaymau, of San Francisco, was run
ning at the theatre, and tonight was to
be the hundredth performance and sou
venir night. All the costumes and prop
erties were destroyed. Hayman tele
graphed for a duplicate set now in New
York, and secured the Auditorium
building. The loss to the theatre is
$200,000; to the company $15,000. Four
liremen were seriously hurt, one proba
bly fatally, by the falling roof. "
Secretary Windom Will Continue to Buy
AVashington, August 26.—Secretary
Windom says tbat as he desires to
release at present from the treasury all
the money he can, he will continue to
buy silver if the offers are reasonable,
without regard to the quota proportion
for the month.
Martin, of Indiana, from the commit
tee on invalid pensions, today presented
to the house minority reports in opposi
tion to the bills granting pensions of
$2000 per year to the widows of Generals
MeClellan and Fremont.
Captain Allen Reed, recently investi
gated by a naval court, on charges pre
ferred by Admiral Gillis, has been
reßtored to his old command of the
United States steamship Richmond.
The total count of the population of
Idaho, announced by the censns bureau
today, is 84,221). In" 1880 the population
was 32,010, an increase of 61,610, or 158.
--20 per cent.
Senator Power today introduced a bill
to provide for the disposal of the Fort
Maginnis military reservation in Mon
tana, under the homestead and mining
laws. Six hundred and forty acres will
be granted the State, so as to embrace
all the buildings and improvements on
the reservation, to be used for education
al and other purposes.
Heaviest Storm of the Season at Wheel
ing anil Vicinity.
Wheeling, W. Va., August 26.—The
heaviest rain storm of the year began
here at noon and it is still raining hard.
The streams are swollen. Wheeling creek
and Caldwell run, which run through
the city, are racing torrents. All the
streets in the city were like a river for
more than an hour this afternoon, and
traffic is interrupted. Advices from the
coke regions speak of Hoods. At Un
iontown many manufactories were com
pelled to close down. Many bridges
have been swept away.
San Francisco, August 26. —The griev
ance committee of the Brotherhood of
Trainmen held a conference with the
officials of the Southern Pacific company
today. Superintendent Fillmore noti
fied the committee that the company
would not treat with the Brotherhood of
Trainmen as it was not a representative
of the trainmen on the line. Arrange
ments were made for another conference,
when representatives of the men on all
the divisions can be present.
A Horrlhle Execution.
Birmingham, Ala., August 26. —A re
volting scene was witnessed in the jail
this morning when Frederick Davis,
who was sentenced to death for the
murder of his wife, was executed. His
head was half torn from the shoulders
by the drop, and his wind pipe and
carotid artery were severed, and the
blood spurted all over the scaffold.
Sax Jose, Cal., August 26.—The res
idence of H. W. Edwards, at Oak Grove,
eight miles south of San Jose, burned to
the ground todaw Loss, $18,000; in
sured for $8,000.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1890.
A Disappointing Knights of
Powderly and Others Address a
Serious Phases of the Brick Boycott
in New York City.
The Switchmen's Strike at the Chicago
Stockyards Assumes a More
Associated Press Dispatches.
New York, August 26. —About two
thousand persons, including curiosity
seekers and a heavy body of police, at
tended a mass meeting of the Knights of
Labor at Union Square tonight. It did
not equal either in numbers or enthu
siasm the hopes of the projectors of
the meeting. Interest centered mainly
in Powderly. The former employees of
the New York Central marched in a
body to the square, behind a drum corps.
Mrs. Margaret Moore, who figures prom
inently in Irish politics in this city, gave
a five-minute address. She counselled
organization among the laboring classes,
and advocated self-reliance.
A letter of regret for non-attendance
was read from Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the Federation of labor. He
sympathized with the men and de
nounced the attempt of the company to
crush their organizations.
Powderly was the next speaker. He
said: "You may feel despondent because
the Terre Haut, convention did not de
clare a general strike. Your executive
board did not expect it would. All we
expected was to have their support, and
they are with us horse, foot, and artil
lery. (Cheers.) They say our battle must
go on. The Central railway officers
may talk about goods being "delivered,
but they dont tell the truth. There are
many merchants in New York who
Powderly dealt with Webb's charge
that the men were discharged for
drunkenness and other causes prejudi
cial to the interests of the company.
The speaker next dealt with Chief Ar
thur. He said Arthur recently sat on a
platform with railway officials at New
Haven, and they put their arms around
his neck. "The strike which we have
inaugurated," he said, "is not only a
strike of the people of New York, but of
the people of America."
The meeting then listened to a fiery
preamble, followed by resolutions,
which denounced the Central officers as
arbitrary and tyrannical.
THE STOCK YARDS STRIKE.
The Switching Association Dissolves. —
Big Tie-Ups May Result.
Chicago, August 26—The strike of the
switchmen of the Stock Yards Switch
ing Association, after the adjustment of
the grievances of the engineers and fire
men, yesterday, put a new phase on the
situation, and this morning it was de
cided to dissolve the association and al
low each road to do its own switch
ing. The old men were told their
services were no longer needed, and
others were procured to do the switch
ing. Superintendent Marsh went to
the stock yards this morning at the
bead of three hundred men, to take
charge of police arrangements there,
and see that no acts of violence were
committed by the strikers.
A Big Tie-Up May Result.
The rumor that the striking stock
yards switchmen had repented their
haste and asked to be taken back by the
switching association at the old rate of
wages, is untrue. The roads have dis
solved their switching association, and
declared the strikers discharged, and say
each road will hereafter do its own
switching. It is now a question whether
the employees of the different railroads
will agree to take the places of the
strikers that formerly composed the em
ployees of the switching association.
Should the railroad men refuse, every
road entering Chicago may be tiedup
before 48 hours.
Alton Switchmen Strike.
The switchmen on the Chicago and
Alton road have struck, because the
company wished to put one of its old
employees in charge of the yard at
Brighton. About forty-five men are out
altogether. Passenger trains are mov
ing all right, but freight trains are tied
THE BRICK BOYCOTT.
If It Continues 100,000 Men Will he Out
New York, August 26.—The brick tie
up today is perfect. Ninety-three per
cent of the producers have signed the
manufacturers' agreement, and the
remainder are expected to come in
today or tomorrow. About a million
brick will be received today, and these
will be the last shipments until the
boycott of the Knights of Labor
against the Verplanck lactory is raised.
The manufacturers are determined
well organized, and have established a
fund for the payment of penalties which
individual manufacturers may incur by
not filling contracts. If the boycott is
persisted in by the Knights of Labor,
nearly one hundred thousand men will
be thrown out of employment.
IN THE CHANNEL.
Tho Cruiser San Francisco's Very
Assuring Trial Trip.
Santa Bakhaka, August 26.—The new
cruiser San Francisco, which left San
Francisco harbor at 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, to have her official trial in
Santa Barbara channel, arrived off Santa
Barbara at 11 o'clock this morning, hay
ing made a run of nearly 800 miles in
about twenty-two hours, at an average
speed of a fraction over thirteen knots an
hour. The run was made without a slip
of the machinery, and when the cruiser
came to anchor here this morning, there
was no indication that she could not
have continued to run indefinitely.
Every engineer aboard declared that the
engines could not have worked better,
and opinion was freely expressed that
she would make a record on her trial
trip which would give her builders a
The San Francisco will be at anchor
here this afternoon and tonight, during
which time her machinery will be thor
oughly cleaned and every preparation
made for the official trial, which will oc
cur tomorrow morning.
The cruiser left San Francisco shortly
after noon Monday, and received salutes
from the factory whistles and tugs and
ferryboats as she passed down the bay.
Although she had been given a number
of preliminary trials during the last few
weeks, her trips had been confined en
tirely to the bay, and she passed
through the Golden Gate into the open
sea for the first time yesterday. When
her bow was towards the south, a strong
headwind was encountered, but the sea
was light, and there was scarcely any roll
preemptible. The cruiser soon settled
down to an even pace of about twelve
knots, which was increased to n
little over thirteen within the
next hour. She maintained this rate
of speed until Point Conception,
the northern end of the trial course,was
reached at 8 o'clock this morning, when
the revolutions were increased from 73
to 98, and her speed during the re
mainder of the trip was at the rate fit
sixteen knots per hour. During four
hours yesterday afternoon the engines
made 75 revolutions per minute, giving
the vessel a speed of thirteen and four
tenths knots per hour. In the evening
the engines were slowed down slightly,
and during the night they made seventy
three revolutions, giving a speed of
thirteen and three tenths knots. Dur
ing the entire run the engine rooms and
Are rooms were perfectly comfortable,
and not the slightest trouble was indi
dated on the part of the machinery.
TURF x\ND FIELD.
OPENING OF THE PETALUMA AND
Good Racing Programmes—Summary of
Races on Eastern Tracks—Results of
Yesterday's Baseball Games.
PcTALUMA.CaI., August 26.—The twen
ty-fourth annual exhibition of the
Sonoma and Marin Agricultural Associa
tion opened today under most favorable
Every inch of space in the large
pavilion was taken, and the exhibits,
all of which are in place, present a hand
some and attractive appearance. The
display of blooded and thoroughbred
stock exceeds that of ail previous years.
There were three races down on the
program today, and as the weather was
all that could be desired, the attendance
was very large.
The first race was for district two
year-olds, and was won by Anna Belle,
Myrtle second, in two heats; best time,
Second race for 2:20 class—Won by
Hazel Wilkes, Victor second; best time
Last race—Won by Sister V. in
straight heats, Moses S. second; best
The Chico Fair.
Cihco, August 26.—Attendance large
at opening day of fair.
First race for district two-year-olds—
Wayland W. won ; best time, 2 :3i%.
Second race —Frank M. first, Doty,
second ; best time 2:35.
Third race, three-fourths mile heats,
running—Leatherwood won; best time
Monmouth Park Races.
Monmouth Park, August 26.—First
race, seven furlongs—Teddy Venture
won, Anne Boleyn second, Brussells
third ; time 1:28.
Home bred produce stakes, six fur
longs — Esperanza and Badge filly
scratched, and Castaway galloped over
the course ; no time taken.
Monmouth handicap, mile and half
—Tea Tray won, Rhono second, Lavinia
Belle third; time 2:34.
Two-year olds, six furlongs—Key West
won, Hoodlum second, Michael "third;
Mile and furlong—Buddhist won, Ker
wood second, Oriflamme third; time
Three-year-olds and upward, six fur
longs—Daisy Woodruff won, Tom Hood
second, St. James third; time 1:14.
Seven furlongs—Montague won, Volu
nteer second, Jersey Pat third ; time 1:28.
Events at Saratoga.
Saratoga, August 26—First race, ? 4
mile—Variella filly won, Avalon second,
Eugene third; time 1:19.
Second race, six furlongs—Veronica
won, Lady Pulsifer second, Almont
Third race, Kenner stakes —English
Lady won, Sir John second, Costa Rico
Fourth race, six furlongs—Pearl Set
won, Mabel < jlenn, second, Marie Lovell
third: time 1.17' s .
Fifth race, mile—Heydey. won, Salute
second, Marie X, third; time 1.1'.C.j.
Charter Ouk Track.
Hartford, Conn., Augusc 26. —Open-
ing day, grand circuit races at the Char
ter Oak course, marred by rain and a
First race, 2.17 pace, $2000 divided—
AVardwell won, Emma second, Frank
Doran third, Section Girl fourth ; best
Stand guarantee stakes. 2.30 trot,
$3000 —Semicolon won, Leopold Rose
second, Present third; best time 2.21 X,.
ON THE DIAMOND.
Summary of the National League and
Chicago, August 26. —Following are
the scores made in today's ball games:
At Philadelphia—Philadelphia, 9;
At New York—New York, 2; Chicago,
At Boston —Boston, 10; Pittsburg, 3.
At Brooklyn—Brooklyn, 3; Cincin
At Philadelphia —Philadelphia, 15;
At New York—New York, 11; Pitts
At Boston—Boston, 4; Chicago, 1.
At Brooklyn—Brooklyn, 12; Buffalo, 3.
A New California Fruit 'Firm.
Springfield, 111., August 26. —The
secretary of state has issued a license to
the Fleming fruit company of Chicago,
to deal in California fruits, nuts and
fruit trees , caplti ' stock,;s 100,000. The
incorporators are Henry Newton,
Charles 1". Flen ng, Frank H. Scott.
The Potato Famine in the
Starvation Staring the People
in the Face.
Several Hungarian Villages Laid
Waste by Fire.
Ezeta Refuses to Sign the Peace Protocol,
and War Promises to Break
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Dublin, August 26—At a meeting of
tha National League here today, Timo
thy Healy, referring to the potato
blight, said nothing stood between the
people and starvation during the com
ing winter. The government was repre
sented as being very anxious to provide
employment through building new
railways. The act recently
passed" would be held to prove
the government's intention to meet the
coming famine. Besotted stupidity
marked the whole conduct of the execu
tive. It might not be legal for tenants
to withhold their land rents during the
period of distress, but the man who
should pay his rent and leave his family
to starve, would be little better than an
assassin. Let the landlords support the
Tokay and Other Towns Laid in Ashes
—Many Lives Lost.
Perth, August 26.—Fire broke out
yesterday at Tokay, the entrepot for the
noted Tokay wine. The whole town,
except thirteen houses, was destroyed.
All the public buildings were destroyed.
The greatest distress prevails among the
inhabitants. The fire is still burning.
Hundreds of head of cattle perished in
the flames. Kaba, Hatzfeld, Saro and
other villages near Temesvar are also
in flames. Ten persons have perished
at Kaba, and three at Saro.
Ezeta Refuges to [Make Peace.
City of Mexico, August 26. —The Gua
temalan minister here says General
Ezeta, having refused to ratify the
peace protocol signed by Dr. Galindez,
Guatemala ordered her forces again to
ad\ ance on San Salvador, but the diplo
matic corps requested four days more
truce to try to induce General Ezeta to
sign the protocol.
The Seamen's Strike.
Melbourne, Australia, August 26. —
The Union has called out the crews of
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vessels ply between Sydney and New
Zealand. At an immense meeting of
employers today, it was unanimously
resolved to support the ship owners.
A Tornado In Italy.
Home, August 26.—The city of Perugia
and surrounding country has been
visited by a tornado. Four churches in
the city were blown down, and many
houses wrecked. A large number of
persons were injured.
Mountain Climbers Lost.
Berne, August 26.—Count Villanova,
accompanied by a guide and porters, re
cently started to make the ascent of Mt.
Blanc. Nothing has since been heard
of the party and it is feared all have
Berlin, August 20.—When a socialist
meeting broke up this morning a collis
ion occurred between the socialists and
police. Swords were drawn and stones
thrown. Many were injured on both
The Choctaw Governor.
Paris, Texas, August 26. —Complete
returns from the Choctaw election give
the figures in the gubernatorial race:
Jones, 1797; Smallwood, 1498; majority
for Jones, 292.
Price of Flour Advanced.
London, August 26.—The Millers' As
sociation of Leeds, today, advanced the
price of flour Is. 6d. per sack. This
makes an adyance of 4s. 6d. within a
Ismail Pasha Poisoned.
Paris, August 26. —Rumor is current
here that Ismail Pasha, ex-Khedive of
Egypt, has been poisoned in Constanti
Algerine Forest Fires.
Algiers, August 26.—Afire has swept
the Soukaras forest. Two villages were
destroyed by the conflagration.
Death of a Princess.
Berlin, August 26. —Princess Leopold
of Saxe Coburg Gotha, died at Dieppe
A Wrestling Match.
San Francisco, August 26. — Evan
Lewis and Angus McLeod wrestled at
the Orpheum theatre tonight, for $500
a side. The condition of the contest
was that Lewis should throw McLeod
three times in an hour. He won the
first fall in twenty-nine minutes, the
second in four, and the third in eleven,
thus winning the match.
Irrigation Suits Transferred.
San Francisco, August 26. —Superi r
Judge Lawler has transferred the seven
suits brought against E. S. Russell,
lector of the Madera irrigation dist' ;t
to Fresno county for trial. The luit
are to enjoin the sale of property to pa)
| delinquent assessments, and declare
I assessments illegal and void.