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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
A REDSKIN'S REVENGE.
Deported Murder of a Schooner*
Crew by Indiana.
Victoria, B. C„ June 25 —James
McNcrhaucy, of Campbell River, about
forty miles north of Comox, reports to
Vancouver the news that a schooner,
manned by George Powell, Henry
Moore and another man, left for the
north to trade with the Indians, and
nothing has been heard of thorn since,
A short time ago an Indian told him
that he had seen on the coast three
white men who had been murdered with
an axe, and that the schooner had been
burned by Indians. It was attacked
and captured, the men murdered after
a desperate light, and the schooner
plundered and burned. Tom, an Indian
whose brother was honged at Nanaimo,
has been heard to say that he would get
even, and ie suspected of the murder.
MoNerhaney is confident that the men
have been killed, and, as the schooner
has been absent for a few months, he
helieveo the story is true.
The American Party's Meeting-.
San Francisco, June 25.—The organ,
ization of the State Central Committee
of the American party will take plaoe
here on Monday, July 4th. From the
details in progress the meeting is des
tined to he a large one. It is said that
Oakland will send a delegation of six
hundred strong and delegations will be
present from other points in tho state.
An address will be presented at thi?
meeting setting forth tho issues involved
in the now movement, supplemented by
a series of resolutions constituting its
Phoenix, Ariz,, June 25.—During
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday there
has been the hottest weather known for
years in the valley. The thermometer
ranged at the signal service ofliee 115
to 117 degrees, ihe highest known since
its establishment here. There are indi
cations of rain.
Six Men Imprisoned in the
THE FLAMES EXTINGUISHED.
Strenuous but, Unavailing: Efforts
to Rescue the Entombed
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrald.
Virginia, Nov., June 25.—The lire iv
the Gould & Curry mine was brought
under control at 0:30 this morning, and
all iffjrts are now being directed to res
cuing the six imprisoned men. The
damage to the mine by the flames is not
serious. The tire occurred iv bob sta
tion, at the 1500-foot level, in a space
25x70 feet in extent. The deaths were
caused by smoke rising to the 400-foot
level, and the danger for the remaining
six men is through the smoke traversing
the various drifts from the station. The
secretary of the mine says tint if the
air pipes have passed through the fire
all right, the six men can bo saved.
It is known that gome of the impris
oned miners were alive at 2 o'clock this
morning, for at that hour signals were
made to the Consolidated-Virginia min
ers from below- They were in the
•hapo of several sharp knocks, and
when answered were repeated. The
glad news came to the surface and
spread like wildfire.
A FUTILE ATTEMPT.
2 p. M.—The rescuing party has been
driven back by the smoke and gas.
Nothing is yet definitely known about
the fate of tbe imprisoned men.
At noon the tire had been completely
extinguished and a cage had been low
ered to the 1300 foot level, in the en
deavor to reach the imprisoned men.
3 p. M. —Hopes of reaching the im
prisoned men throngh the Gould &
Curry shaft are abandoned. They or
their dead bodies may be found through
the connection which workmen are
making through the Consolidated-Vir
ginia side. At 9 o'clock this morning
the winze was down eight feet. I'atton
says it is now about sixteen feet verti
cally, and they will have thirty feet
more to run on the incline. He ex
pects to knock a hole through and get
into the drift from the Gould & Curry
to where the imprisoned miners are, by
noon to-morrow, but does not expect to
had them alive.
Interesting Events to Take
Place on July let aud 2d.
The coming races to take place on
July Ist and 2d at Agricultural Park
will include some very unusual features.
Tweuty-seveu entries have been made
for the six races and these represent six
district stables, with such owners as E.
J. Baldwin, Harry Rose, Owens Bros.,
Baldanero of Fresno, Ben Hill of San
Diego antl J. E. Kittson, the son of
Commodore Kittson, of St. Paul. No
races have ever been contested ns these
will be, as the horses are evenly
matched and the management beyond
reproach. The most prominent sires iv
the world represent tbe entries and
among them are Reville, Rutherford,
Jim Douglass, Shilob, Glendig, Norfolk,
Joe Honker, Grimstead and Leinster.
The head jockey of one of the Fresno
stables is tho oldest active representa
tive of tbe profession and is 50 years of
age. He weighs 105 pounds with erpiip
ments. These races arc to benefit the
ladies and there shoulel be a vtry large
attendance. The proceeds are to be.
devoted to the erection of a ladies grand
stand which will bo au ornament as well
as a convenience long elesired,
" AT NIGHTFALL.
Not a sound has been heard to-day
from the imprisoned miners, but there is
still a slight hope that they may be
fouod alive. Not a moment will be lost
until the place where they are impris
oned is reached.
THE RESCUE PARTY.
Nothing of importance occurred
after the last dispatches were
sent last eveniDg, until this evening,
when a party ot miners descended
through the Savage incUuo aud gained
the 80U-foot station in the Curry shaft,
and they will probably be dropped to
the 1300-foot level before morning. Lan
terns containing lighted candles were
lowered to that depth this morning, aud
were still burning when tbe cage reached
the surface. This indicates that tlie tire
has burned out, from tho fact that last
night lighted candles lowered in lanterns
were extinguished. It is not anticipated
that any serious damage has been done
to the mine by the fire. How tbe tire
originated will probably always remain
a mystery. The miners under ground
were preparing to eat their lunch at the
time when the tire broke out and it is
suggested that a fire may have been built
in a station on the 1500 foot level a few
minutes before to heat coffee or tea, aud
that the lire used for that purpose com
municated to the Ht.ilion timbers.
For some wee ks passed a large gang of
carpenters has been busily engaged in
putting up un aeldition to the freight
depot of the S. P. Co. in this city. The
old depot was 500 feet long by 40 feet,
wide, to which dimensions it was en
larged nearly two years ago. At that
time tho largely increased business of
the corporation rendered this step im
perative, But it was then thought an
enlargement sufficient for many years
had been made. In spite, however, of
the fact that the Santa Fe people have
set up housekeeping for themselves, mid
this relieved the S. P. Company of a
considi r ible amount of business, yet it
has been found necessary to make a fur
ther very material increase to the freight
depot of the old line. To accommo
date the grow ing business of the road at
this point an addition of 310 feet by 40
feet has been coustructed, with a section
80 feet by 50 between the old and
new section. This last joint is two
stories in height and the upper part will
be used as the office of tho freight clerks.
This gives a continuous depot under
roof fully 000 feet in length, from 40 to
50 ftet in width and affords a large
space for the expeditious handling
of freight. The receiving and delivery
clerks will have their desks on the
around iloor directly below the com
modious offioe of the clerks above, and
these will be connected with speaking
tubes and all other appliances for the
transaction of business.
The foreman, Koger Pendcrgast, and
tbe shift boss, John Grant, aro highly
eulogized for their perseverance and
bravery in rescuing alive the miners em
ployed on tho 800 foot levels, the most
heroic courage coupled with stubborn
determination only accomplished the res
cue of these men.
A sum of money has been subscribed
here for the 4th of July celebration, but
as the loss of life through the Gould &
Curry tiro will mar the festivities on the
national holiday and as the families of
the dead miners are in great distress, it
is quite likely that this money will be
applied to their relief. The Comstock
miners donated $1000 of their earnings
for the relief of theNanaimo sufferers.
Carson, Nev., June 25.—Subscrip
tion! for the miners' families are being
taken here. Several hundred dollars
have already been raised.
Fit IN THUS' PAY.
Investigation to be made Into tbe
Slate Office's management.
Sacramento, June 25. — Secre
tary Martin of the State Board of
Examiners submitted this morning his
report of the investigation into the
apparent violation of the provisions of
the political code providing that the
Superintendent of th« State Printing
shall not pay his workmen higher rate
of wages than is paid by private firms.
Martin says in his report that some of
the employees are being paid at an
advance rate on ruling prices on such
work. Thorough investigation in the
management of the printing office will
be had at the request of State Priuter
Destroyed by Earthquake.
Carson, Nov., Juno 25.—Liudsay,
the locator of the Mono county marble
mine, returned this morning and stated
that the property is totally destroyed
by earthquake, tho buildings demol
ished and the stone cracked into pieces
no more than a foot square. This
property was already being looked after
by capitalists as of great value, but it
is now considered totally destroyed. It
was roughly valued at $1,000,000.
Dcnsmtjir, Cal., June 25.—The north
bound passenger train run into a north
bound freight train at 4:45 this morning
at three miles below Delta, telescoping
the caboose and box oar on the freight
train. The passengers were rudely
shaken up bnt snstained no injuries.
The fireman on the passenger engine
was badly out about the head and face.
SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, 1887.—TWELVE PAGES.
Gould's Proselytes Taught
a Bitter Lesson.
C. H. TODD WINS THE DIBBY,
Desert Land Entries to be For-,
fitted lor Non-Compliance with
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrald.
Nkw York, Juno 25—The Times
says: "This morning the members of
tho contingent that is always on parade
as possessing Gould information wore
among the weariest obizens this town
could boast. Every one of them was
caught loaded with stocks at top prices.
Russell Sage and Jay Gould slaughtered
every one of their "friends," as their
hangers-on, love to label themselves.
Jay Gould offers as an excuse for his
wholesale calling in of loans that he
thought stocks were cheap und ho conld
use money to better advantage iv the
market than he could by having out
RELIEF FROM EUROPE.
Jesse Sehgnian predicts that within
the next few days gold will be ou the
way here from Europe, and that tight
ness of money is no 1 inger a dmiger.
Other bankers with foreign connections
give Seligmin's opinion their endorse
ment . Large loans on stock collateral
were made after the market closed yes
terday as low a 9 5 and 6 per cent.
THE OPENING CIOIET.
Tho stock market opened tame, hut
generally firm. Buying orders from
London are being received. There is a
feverish undertone apparent and the
recovery from yesterday's panic is slow.
To-day being a half holiday, there is no
demand for stock* in the loan crowd and
no rate for money.
3 Y. M. —There is no vestigo of yes
terday's panic, and although the mar
ket for awhile was ragged, the rough
ness soon wore away, aud is now gen
erally steady at an a '-vance of from I to
3 per cent. Money is ottered freely at 0
per cent, by the same parties that were
credited with forcing uprates yesterday.
MOM HV A NECK.
C. 11. Todd Carries Off tbe Amer
Chicago, June 25.—The attend
ance at Washington I'ark to day was the
largest ever seen on tho ground, being
estimated at from 30,000 to 35,000. The
Derby, the value of which is estimated
at 814,000, was won by.D. J.McCarthy's
chestnut colt C.H.Todd, by Joe Hooker,
dam Rosa, and was ridden by Hamilton,
lie was run out by another Cali'oruian,
the Baldwin ti Ily Miss Ford, with West
in the saddle. The starters were: White
Nose (Hoval), Libre', to (Withers), Fene
lon (Haner), Oarioa (Arnold), Carey
(Blaylock), Goliah (Murphy). Miss Ford
(West), Jim Goro (L, Jones), C. H.Todd
(Hamilton), Montrose (Lewis), Terra
Cotta (McCarthy), Wary (Riley),
Safe Bin (SetMtill), Hindi Rose
(Garrison). After some delay at
the post they were sent off to a
good start, Fenelon, Carey, Montrose
and Jim Gore up in tho front rank, Fene
lon at once taking the lead and showing
the way around past the pole with Terra
Cotta iv second place, Carey, Moutrose
and Jim Gore following in their order
and all passed the stand at a rapid gate,
the order of the leaders being unchanged
and Miss Ford running into fifth place.
Away they rushed arcund the club
house nnd at the turn Fenelon w as lead
ing easily, Terra Cotta lapped by Carey
following. The order was Ihe same at
tho quarter pole, but as they ran into
the back stretch Hamilton brought C.
H. Todd up and rode him into third
placo. As thi y reached the half mile,
for a mommt Terra Cotta had
t iken the leiid and was a head
in front of Fenelon and Todd,
Carey, Goliah and Miss Ford following
close in their order. On the far turn
Fenelon J collured Terra Cutta nnd led
him into the home strotch. Carey was
now third, a neck in front of Todd and
Goliah lapped and all driving. Fenelon
lirst caught the whip and then Terra
Cotta, the latter responding and coming
ahead took tbe lead before reaching the
furlong pole, Fenelnn, Miss Ford and
C. H. Todd close up all whipping, and
y now making her run came fast,
Terra Cotta failing at the distance
stand, aud Hamilton on C. H. Todd
came to the front and won after a driv
ing finish by a neck from Miss Fe rd sec
ond , Wary third, nearly two lengths
away. Time, 2:365.
The S.P. Freight Depot.
Nor is this the only improvement
made by the S. P. Co. The machine
shops and the round house have been
overhauled aud thoroughly repaired. A
new foundation has been put under
both of these houses, and tbe ten new
pits have been constructed in the round
house giving 28 pits in all.
THE OTHER. RACES?
Oao mile, six starters—Jacobin first,
Haggin's Aurelia second, Duke of Bour
bon third. Time, 1:40J, equaling tbe
record, with the exception of tbut of
Tenbroeck, mado ten years ago.
Three-qnnrtcr.s of a mile, twelve
starters —Eva K. first, Alleghenny sec
ond; Blue Eyed Bcllo third. Time, 1:17,
All ages, six furlongs, Tom Uptegrove
first. Clay Sexton second, Drumstick
third; time, 1:16 J.
Two-year-old fillies, five furlongs, Zu
leika won, Winona second, Huntress
third; time, lrtt§,
Mile and a quarter, over fivo hurdles,
Ascoli won. Judge Jackson second, Tbe
Doctor third; time, 2:18.
CONEY ISLAND RACES,
Coney Island, June 25.—The weather
is fine and the track fast.
First race, one mile, eight starters,
Bonanza, a California bred horse, first;
Bess second, Gleaner third; time, UN.
Second race, three quarters of a mile,
six starters —Umpire lirst, Belle dOr
second, Locust third; time, 1:18.
Third race, for tbe Coney Island cup,
mils and three quarters, three starters —
The Bard lirst, Baruumsocond, Elkwood
third; time, 3:03.
Fonrth race, mile aud three sixteenth",
fivo starters—Florence M. first. Berliu
second, Kichmoud third; time, 2:02),.
Interest to be Puld.
Washington, D. C, June 25.—Secre
tary Fairchild this afternoon telegraphed
to all the assistant treasurers directing
the payment of July interest checks for
the registered bonds which were mailed
in advance in anticipation of this event,
so as to facilitate their payment. The
effect of this will be to release from tbe
•übtreaaurer about 99,000,000. The
remainder of the interest check s will be
The Jewish Sunday School.
At 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon the
closing exercises of the Jewish Sunday
School will take place. A very attrac
tive programme has been arranged, as
Prelude Prof. Loeb
Prayer Melvlu Nordlinger
Opening remarks, by Kabbi Dr. Schrelber,
a) Miss J. Conn's class, b) Miss Feish
mau's class, c) Key. Dr. Scbreiber's
class, d) Miss Greeuebaum's class, ej
Miss Katz's cla.s.
Song By the School
Remarks By Mr. I. W. Hellman
Exercises—Songs, recitations, dialogues.etc.
f) Presentation of prizes by the Presi
dent of the congregation, Mr. H W.
Closing prayer By Julia Suesskind
Following is the musical programme,
under the direction of Prof. Loeb:
Summer Sam. Norton
Annie Polka Miss Levy
"Bohemian Girl," Duet..Misses Leah and
Waltz Leah Hellman
Polonaise Chopin Miss Greta Loeb
Messages remain uncalled for tbe
Wostern Union Telegraph Office, No. 17
North Maiu slreet, for tho following
named persons, held for want of proper
address: Bob Hnff, Broomyer k Hall,
Dr. B. J. Kline, W. H. Wnrswiok, S. S.
Harper, B Bradley, J. O. Hiker, J. K.
Ennis, C. J. Crandall, O. W, McOriffa,
Richard Cook, Joseph Manning, YV. W.
Stewart, Bernard Monnich, H. C.
Headier, John YV. Spear, Mrs. J. B.
Harbridge, John Neole, Miss Daisy
Davis, Mrs. M. Francis,
Claims to be forfeited for Non-
Compliance With the Law.
Sparks to day took the necessary prelim
inary steps to cancel fifty-five desert
lauel entries in Wyoming Territery, ng
gregatii g in all about 35,000 acres. The
Commissioner in his letter to the Regis
ter and Receiver at Cheyenne states
I hat the final proof in all of these cases
is subatantiilly the time and is to the
effect that by means of the ditches al
reaely constructed an ample supply of
water ia at hand to properly irrigate the
lands; that the claimants own a right to
the water thus secured and have never
parted with their interest thus reclaimeel
and have never agreed to do so. A
special id the general land crlioe upon
investigation reports the following:
"Upon tbe majority of the entries no
ditches that would carry water have
ever been constructed, while the few
ditches that have actually been cou
structed have never been utilized.
A survey of one large and
several smaller ditches wai made
and plow furrows made in many places
to show the line of snrveys, but no
SOtntl bona fide ditching was ever done
by the claimants, or by any one for
Ib-iii. All tbe ditching that was done
was of the most shadowy nuture and
was not substantially useful nor intend
ed to be so. Tho land has not been re
claimed nor irrigated to the slightest
degree on any one of the lit'y-five cases
enumerated, and was, at tho date of the
investigation, in the same condition it
was nt the time tbe entry was made.
The Go.dien Hall Ditching Company
and tho Union Cattle Company are
kindred corporations doing business in
the Territoiy of Wyoming and the
olhcers of the latter are also officers of
NO EFFORT MADE.
The Ditohing Company had in hand
for itself and the Union Cattle Company
the construction of n system of ditches
with which lo irrigate these entries, but
at only one point alone of tbe whole
line of 35 or 40 miles has a ditch ever
been constructed so as to carry water,
and even here it has not been utilized.
At many points where cuts of from four
to eight feet "wcro required by the sur
vey a cut of only one foot is made and
where tills are required none are
found. Tbe surface line of the ditch
presents tbe same general appearance;
that is, one foot cut throughout its en
tire length. Again where the land is
rocky no attempt was made beyond a
single plow furrow to mark the line of
the intended ditch. Where flumes were
required to span gullies and gnlches no
flumes are to bo found. It is evident
from the nature and character of the
work dono that these skeleton ditches
were made solely for tho purpose of
proving up. What was done was al the
instance of Thomas Sturgis, President cf
the Goshen Hall Ditching Company and
Uuiou Cattle Company. At the dates
of the final proof it was known by Stur
gis that tbe ditches so-called were not
capable of carrying water on to the land
while as each entry stands alone ou the
beiokp, there is connection between them
all, aud it lies in the fact that each was
made iv the interest of the two compa
nies nameel or of some officers or mem
ORIGIN OF THE I. II 111 Mi
Of the fifty-five entry-men seven live
in Wyoming, seven iv New Jersey,
thirty in New York antl eleven in
Massachusetts. Inspector Rowers went
to New York, New Jersey and Massachu
setts and intervieweil n number of the
entrymcn, Tbe information he gained
shows that Sturgis procured the making
of the entries. These foreign entrymeu
made entries merely to oblige a triend
and never considereel that they actually
had any interest in the lands, nor have
they ever bad any individual water
rights. They held papers they had not
examined, nor knew the purport of.
They had simply served a friend and not
one of then even anticipated any remun
eration for so doing.
CIVIL. M 11111 l 1(1.1 II It'l.
Some tiood Views Advocated at
a New York Conference.
New York, June 25.—Tbe secretaries
of the local civil boards at tbe several
larger cities, called here to confer with
the Civil Service Commission, with a
view to establishing an uniform system
of examinations throughout the country
aud to exchaege views upon all ques
tions affecting the civil service system,
concluded their conference this after
noon. One of the most important ques
tions discussed was one to amend the
present rules so as to provide for tho
examination and marking of the papers
of applicants for positions anywhere for
the customs or postal service by the
present Central Board of Examination,
located in Washington and enlarged by
tbe permanent appointment of one or
more etlicieut officers from each
of several of the more im
portant local oilices in the country.
It is claimed that by this system of
examining pnpers au uniformity in
marking and greater promptness would
be secured and that it would relievo the
system of eveiy suspicion of favoritism.
Mason, Secretary of tbe New York
l'ostotlice Board and Donovan of the
Chicago custom house were appointed a
committee to represent in writing its
views of the secretary upon this subject.
Tbe secretaries unanimously favoreel
raising the minimum standard of elegi
bility to certification from 0"i to 75 per
cent except as to' such places as re
quired special or techuical qualifications.
They also favored the discontinuance of
the 45 year limitation as to the age of
clerks in general, except in special
cases and also to raise the minimnm
limitation age of letter carriers from Hi
to 21. The Commission will soon place
the matter before the Presidont for his
He Hidiculcu the California
Pure Wluc Law,
New York, Juno 25.—Bonforts wine
and spirit circular, says: "The wine
spirit trade feels the present state of af
fairs in the small orders of the buyers
and tbe difficulty and expense of ordcrß.
Here and there failures occur but these
are generally fraudulent, for at tbe
prices that huvo been going for the past
i years, it has been difficult for an
mary retailer to avoid making
Referring to the California Puro Wine
Bill, the same circular siys: "It is
rather a funny commentary on the law
that in order to make its provisions op
erative it should be found neceaaary to
wipe up the business of the wine mer
chant. California will discover in time,
however, that manufacturing wines and
distributing them are two separate busi
nesses and 'pure' wine will not induce
Germany Indignant Over
PUNISHMENT FOR TREASON.
Oueen Victoria Returns Thanks
for the Devotion Displayed
on Jubilee Day.
[Copyrighted 1887, by New York Associated
Berlin, June 25.—The prisoners,
Ku'chliu antl Blech, who were recently
convicted of treason in belonging to tbe
French Patriotic League, were to-day
transferred from Leipsic to Madgeburg
Fortress, and tbeir associates, Scheiffer
man and Trapp, to Gratz, where they
will remain until their periods of de
tention expire. The opinion tnrough
out Germany is that tbe prisoners have
been leniently treated. They may have
their sentences modified, but their best
chance of obtaining commutation is in
the cessation of the Patriotic League
agitation and iv their making a direct
appeal for mercy to the Emperor. The
tone of the French press in demanding
the .release of Keechlin, together with
the threats of retaliation on German
subjects in France, tends to the increase
of severities against French malcontents
The positions of Germans in France
has become, under social persecution,
barely intolerable. They woulel be
bunted out of the country altogether
but for the protection guaranteed them
under the Frankfort treaty. The latest
anti-German project to which the atten
tion of Berlin officials ha. been directed
is the proposal before the Chamber of
Depulies of making foreign residents in
France, who may be members of any
association hostile to French interests,
liable to line a d imprisonment and ex
pulsion. The proposal is capable of
such lastic interpretation as to cover all
Hermans sojourning in France. The
measure, if mpported by the govern
ment, wid be assumed here to be direct
ly hostile to Germans, ami will lead to
an energetic remonstrance as a breach of
the Frankfort treaty.
The ofti iol Gazette for the Reichstag
in contracting Frtnch fables about the
suppression of foreign traders and French
manufacturers in Alsace-Lorraine de
tines clearly what the German G jvern
ment aims to accomplish. It declares
that Ihe Government's desire is to foster
all commercial activities and to take only
such measures as may be necessary to
maintain public peace.
The Government has now decided not
to further delay the trial of Klein and
his colleagues fir high treason com
mitted at the investigation of Schnae
beles. The outbreak of ChauviniEtn in
France has precipitated the trial,
which will begin July 4th in
open court. The trial will be a
great deal more interesting than thoteof
tho Alsatians at Leiptss recently, as the
prosecution is leas intent upon the con
viction of Klein and his accomplices than
the exposure of the tricks of the French
»ar office to procure information us to
the couditiuu of the fortress and military
plans of Germany.
Tho social sensation of the week has
the case of Major Hinze, accused
of refusing a challenge to a duel from
his political oppontnt in the Reichstag
election, who during the campaign
aspersed his honor as an ctiicer. Major
liinzu was retired from the army on a
pension. He was a progressionist deputy
in the lute Reichstag und opposed the
septennate and tavored the short
service system. He became intensely
unpopular among his former brother
Otbcers who denounced him during the
electoral struggle as unfit to bear an
army title or to wear orders. He prose
cuted his slanderer iv a court of law
and obtained a snecessfnl verdict,
whereupon the stall' c dicers of the
Guarels Corps appointed a court of hon
or whose dseres deprives Hinze of the
right to the title of Major and to wear the
uniform of the army. The Kmperor
has continued the degradation ol Hinze
although there is a cluuse in the Crim
inal Code applying equally to soldiers
and civilians which forbids challenging
to a duel, under the penalty of six
mouths imprisonment. This decision
puts the stamp of the highest authority
on dueling as a laudable custom pre
vailing on the law forbidding it. 11 in/. b'a
friends charge that the Military Court
was influenced by political hatred.
Tin: emperor's condition.
The Kmperor has completely recov
ered. He drove out at noon to-day,
accompanied by the Duchess of Baden,
and in the afternoon beard long reports
from Count Herbert Bismarck, Yester
day he rcsumeil his custom of appearing
at tho wintlow to return the greetings of
tho multitude daily gathered in front of
the palace and looked paler than form
erly, but is still well enough to sit up
and is hearty. His powers of recupera
tion are more than a marvel to his phy
sician, who a week ago authorized a no
tice to the Iteichsamiger advising his
withdrawal from public life. Tho Km
peror is now arranging to visit Gaslein
after his sojourn at Ems and to attend
the autumn maneuvers in West Prussia.
l!i I I ins Mi lt THANKS.
(linen Victoria's Letter to Her
London, June 25.—The Home Secre
tary received the following letter from
tbe Queen: "I am anxious to express to
my people my warm thanks for the
kind, more than kind reception I met
with, going and returning from West
minster Abbey with all my children and
grandchildren. The enthusiastic recep
tion I met with then as well
as ou all these eventful days
iv London and at Windsor on
account of the jubilee has touched me
most deeply. It has shown that the
labor ami anxioty of fifty long years,
twenty two of whioh were spent in un
troubled hnppiucßS shared by my be
loved husband, and while an equal num
ber were full of sorrows and trials borne
without his sheltering arm and wise
help, hays been appreciated by my peo
ple. This feeling and the sense of duty
towards my dear country and my
subject" who are so inseparably
bound up with my life will encourage
me in my task, often a very difficult aad
arduous one, during the remainder of my
life. The wonderful order preserved on
this occasion, and the good behavior of
the enormous multitude assembled,merit
my highest admiration. That God may
protect and abundantly bless my at un
try, is my fervent prayer."
The Thistle Vlctorlour.
Glasgow, June 25.—The yachts This
tle and Irex started from Rothesay to
day on a fifty mile race. There was a
brisk breeze at the time. The Thistle
at once took the lead and won the prize,
covering the course in 4 hours, fi min
utes and 45 seconds. The time of the
Irex was 4 hours, 18 minut.s snd 45
Brussels, June 25. — Le Nord, a Rus
sian organ published here denies the
report that Russia is willing to accept
the Anglo-Turkish convention concern
ing Egypt. If England will accept the
Prince of Montenegro as Prince of
Bulgaria the paper dtclares that Russia
will execute her policy and won't
bargain about it.
Simmons Acquitted of the
Charge of Arson.
THE EVIDENCE INSUFFICIENT.
Resume of the Circumstances Con
nected with the Origin of
Associated Press Dispatches, to the Hsealo
Salinas, Cal , Jane 25.—Attorney
Dehnas continued his argument for the
defense in Simmons' cose this forenoon,
following up his attack of yeste relay on
the railroad company and the methods
which have been employed in the prose
cation of the defendant. During tbe
course of his remarks, he said: "This
whole prosecution is a fabric of iniquity
and rottenness and will fall by its own .
weight. Every rightful influence and
some not right will be brought to
bear on tho jury. Why are strange
characters investing the town until a
verdict is given, and why ar« they
dodging every footstep. Bat it is yonr
duty to find a verdict without fear, or
without currying favor with this gigantic
corporation to potent for good or evil in
The San I.uls Bays Defeat the
There was quite a largo orowd at the
Sixth-street Park yesterday afternoon,
to witness the first game between tbe
San Luis Obispo Club and the Los An
geles nine. The gaum was very inter
esting, and resulted in a victory for the
visitors. The San Luis boys have a
strong nine, and play an excellent
game. It may be said that tbe home
club did not have iti full force out yes
terday, but at tbe big game to-day it
will be fully represented, and will use
every endeavor to win the game. The
club that is bo fortunate as to win the
game to-day will be the proud possessor
of the handsome Examiner pennant,
while the club that wins two games out
of the three will march before a beauti
ful pennant offered by the Spirit of the
Times, and will also have a pair of
beautiful silver vases, which Ed, Mc-
Ginnis offers to the victors.
During the progress of Delmas'
speech, Kapp, who had been engineer
at the Del Monte Hotel, yelled "Rats I"
He was arrested for contempt of Court,
and sent to jail,
H. V. Morehouse, for the prosecu
tion, then made the closing speech.
"Not ODe jot of evidence," he con
tended, "shows that previous to the
night of the tire the water pipes in or
about tbe building were out of order.
There were no matches, stoves or flues
in the locality of the circulating room.
The tire was deliberately planned. The
State," he said, "could not prove by
direct testimony that Simmons applied
the torch, but every circumstance
pointed him out as the criminal. He
was to have gone on the clay before, bat
remained on tbe improbable ground
that he wished to Bay farewell to bis
frieuds. The time of night wheu the
tire broke out wits suspicious. Every
witness agreed that the water would
not run, yet the tank was found full on
the following day, establishing the fJiot
of manipulation without question."
Morehouße closed for the prosecution
at 3:45 t. M. and the ju ige delivered the
charge to the jury. The jury retired
and seven minutes afterwards a loud
knocking was heartl from wherethey were
confined and the sheriff hurried into the
court aud said, "Your Honor, the jury
have agreed." Before the jury entered
Judge Alexander raised bis hand and
said, "I want it distinctly understood
that no matter what the verdict may be,
no demonstration iv this court wdl be
The feature of the game yesterday
was tbe playing of Nagle at short and
Morris at second for the visitors. Tur
ner's pitching for the home club was
very good, and in fact all of the boys did
well. To-day Hapewell will pitch for
the home club, and Monroe will catch.
Following is the score by innings in tbe
iIMI I T I I
San Luis Obispo ..0 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 I—9
Los Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 o—B
Earned runs—Los Angeles L Ban Luis
Double plays—Turner, Monroe and Coff
man, Whitney, Coffman and Young, and
Lohmsn and Monroe.
Baseou balls—oft Turner 2.
Passed balls—O'Neil 3, Whitney 3, Mon
Struck out—Turner j, Burch 11.
FIRST STREET WIDENING.
Probability of an SO-foot Street
The First street property owners met
last night in Justice Austin's court
room, Dr. Widney in the ohair, and
ijuite a number of citizens present. Dr.
Widney stated that the committee had
canvassed the the street thoroughly, and
there was but oue man who objected to
the improvement by widening. All of
the rest of Ihe property owners had
agreed to widen aud tho only thing that
remained to be done was to make tho
list of assessments. In widening there
were som» part es who owned brick aud
other buildings which had been built up
clo*e to the street, and to takeoff ten
feet of these would cause some damage.
To meet this damage an assessment list
would have to bo prepared, for
it was only proper that the cost
of the actual damage should be
equally divided. The committee was
working on this assessment and in tbe
course of about two weeks cverythiug
would bo completed. The course taken
in this movement was such as will cause
no delay in the widening, for after the
proper legal papers are made out the
properly owners will move back imme
diately. Iv the opinion of Dr. Widney
a month from the present time veil! see
First street widened to eighty feet. He
suggested that the committee be given
further time in which to go ahead and
finish the assessments, and that the
meeting adjourn to the call of the chair,
which will be made as soon ns matters
are in proper shape. Dr. Widnej's sug
gestion was carried out and the meeting
The jury tiled in nnd their verdict wm
read amid rapt silence. When the
words "not guilty" fell on Simmons' ear
he did indeed turn ashy pale. Hi» at
torney, Delmas, grasped the defen
dant's hand, aud the latter turned
around and began comforting bis wife.
The scene was most affecting and a
lurge percentage of the ladies in the
court were weeping. As the jurors
passed by Simmons they shook uands
with him and tendered their congratula
RESUME OF THE AFFAIR.
The Hotel Del Monte, situated in
Monterey, was < no of tbe principal sum
mer resorts of the cosst and was a splen
structure.costiug about §500,000. About
11.SO F, M, on tbe night of April Ist,
tire was discovered in the building. The
water works ami apparatus, probably
the most complete private works in the
State, were unaccountably out of order
and all efforts to save the buildings
proved futile. The hotel was crowded
tit the time and it was a miracle that
nobody was seriously injured. Next
day the people who had been so ruth
lessly burned out of their luxurious
lodgings, presented a truly pitiable ap
pearance aa they tiled into the Sau Fran
cisco hotels. Their apparel was of tbe
scantiest order und many of the ladies
knew for the tirst time what it is to suf
fer for a lack of clothing. Thousands
of dollars' worth of jewelry were
lest in the tire, one lady alone losing
over $10,000 worth of diamonds. Tho
hotel was the property of the Pacitio
Improvement Company. There were
many rumors afloat regarding the origin
of the tire, most of them agreeing that
it was laosndtary, The company's de
tectives hud been busily investigating,
with tbe result that F. T. M. himmons,
the former manager of the hotel, waa
arrested and charged with arson. It
was alleged that Simmons was short in
his acoounts aud that the dedre to con
ceal this, together with motives of re
venge on account of his removal, in
spired him to do tbe deed. Opinion waa
about equally divided as to his inno
cence or guilt. The evidence prodnoed
by the prosecutisu was purely circum
stantial and the defense did nut pro
duce any testimony in rebuttal, resting
their case on the ground that tbe prose
cution had not made out any case.
A Portion of the City Left With
out the Alarm system.
About a quarter to nine o'clock last
evening the roof of tbe building occu
pied by the Chicago Press Brick Com
pany, ou College street, near Buena
Vista, caught fire and au alarm was
turned in from No. 24. It was some
little time before the engines arrived at
the place and then the nearest hydrant
was two blocks away. The blc/.e was
quickly extinguished, however, after
the water was turned ou and the dam
age only amounted to about !?:100. Some
of the citizens iv the district to the
southwest of Fort and Third streets are
complaining that they are left without
means of sending in an alarm of fire
owing tp the fact that the wires have
been cut on Fort street, between Second
and Third streets, for the purpose of
moving o building. Tho wires were cut
on Friday night about nine o'clock and
it will not be possible to replacu them
until late to-day. In tbe meantime a
fire may break out and the alarm will
not come in.
The following is the reply of Ihe Rev
Thos. W. Haskins to a petition from the
young men and women of St. Paul's
St. Patl's PaMml 1
Los Angeles, Cal., June 20, 1887. f
Wm. W. B. Buaw—Dear Sir: I
have received your communication re
questing on behalf of the young men and
women of the Guild, n course of Sunday
evening lectures. If I can say anything
to help them and others in tbe great
duty of life, upon which they have fair
ly und responsibly entered, I shall be
very glad and will endeavor so to do.
If agreeable to you I will name Sun
day evening, July 31, at 8 v. m , to be
gin, giving you later a bat of subjects.
Very truly yours.
Tiios. W. Haskins.
The Operetta of Cinderella.
Mrs. Charles Benton has arrived in
this city for the purpose of organizing a
class of juvenile performers to give the
charming little operetta of Cinderella.
She oomos from the East, and more di
rectly from San Francisoo, and in many
cities she has given representations of
this pretty piece to crowded and de
lighted audiences. At the Baldwin,
San Francisco, her entertainment proved
particularly attractive, and ran for sev
eral weeks to a tine business. Mrs.
Benton brings with her no leas than
1(500 costumes. In a few days she wilt
give notice whore she may be seen to ar
range for places in her training classes
by those who wish to take part in the
performance. Singing, dancing and
aoting will be taught the participants,
nnder the immediate direotion of the
lady whose past successes are a guaran
tee of the benefits to be derived from
Commencing with July 11th Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Ludlam will instruct those
who desire iv the art ot elocution. The
result of Mrs. Ludlam's teaching was
seeuattho commencement exercises of
the High School where the member* of
the graduating class all delivers 1 ora
tions or read essays in a manner which
showed the advantages obtained from
Mr. Ludlam's tuition. The summer
sohool which will be held in Ihe Normal
j School building should be largely at-
HOTEL DEL MONTE.
Summer school of Elocution.