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FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH
ERN CALIFORNIA: FAIR WEATH
ER; W ARfIP.R; NORTH TO WEST
VOL. XL. NO. 68.
GREAT REDUCTION SALE
Regardless of Cost.
Children's Knee Pants Suits Reduced from $4 to $3.
Children's Knee Pants Suits Reduced from $5 to $3.50 & 3.75
Children's Knee Pants Suits Reduced from $6 to $4.50 & 4.75
AND ALL HIGHER PRICE GOODS IN PBOPOBTION.
Mother* and Guardians, this is your opportunity to get reliable clothing
cheap for tbe boys.
MULLEN, BLUETT & CO.,
Corner Spring and First Streets.
138, 140, 142 S. Main St. |
We Are Offering special Discounts this Week on Onr Entire stock of
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225, 227, 229 S. Broadway, opp. City Hall.
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IT IS ©TJICIDE
For yon to think of buying yonr shoes elsewhere than at the undersigned's.
Finding it impossible to close ont our entire stock of fine (shoes at onr
former low prices, and being determined to close them ont if possible, we
have decided to lower onr prices still inrther to figures bo tbat it will pay
yon to come and bny. We have no old shopworn or shoddy goods we want
to get rid of, bat everything the latest style and best finality. Onr Prince
Albert, Juliet and Blncher Oxfords must be seen to be appreciated. Now,
for example, notice the saving yon make in a pair of
Ladies' Button Shoes ranging in prices from |1.25 to $5.. .former price 12 to 16 50
Udies'Turned Oxfords from $1 to $3.85 former prices $2 to 500
Misses' Shoes from $1.25 to $2.25 former prices $2 to 300
rnfants' Shoss 'rom 25c to $1.50 former prices 75c to 2.00
Men's Shoes from $1.75 to $6.50 former prices $2 to 7.00
Boys' Shoes and everything else in proportion.
Come and examine onr goods before bnying elsewhere.
M'DONALD, n8 N. Spring.
LOS ANGELES: SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1893.
COULDN'T STAND THE RUN.
A San Bernardino Bank in
The Farmers' Exchange Forced
to Close Doors.
A Three Bays' Run on the Institution
Caused the Collapse.
The Crash Indirectly Due to the River
side Failure—Deposltora Will be
Paid tn Fall—No Other
Special to the Herald.
San Bbrnabdino, Jnne 17. —This morn
ins: the Farmers' Exchange bank did not
open its doors. As the town clock was
striking 10 one of tbe clerks affixed an
inscription to the door which read:
"Bank closed. Depositors will be paid
Tbe announcement was a surprise to
all, as the impression prevailed that the
institution was in a sound condition, al
though a three days' run on the bank
was known to many. Yesterday abont
$58,000 was drawn ont by depositors who
bad become anxious in regard to their
savings. The canse of this uneasiness
was undoubtedly tbe failure of tbe River
side Banking company last Wednesday.
The demand for ready money was so
strong that the officials made several
efforts to raise $60,000 in San Francisco
and other points on tbe coast, but com
pletely failed owing the stringency of
the money market at present. It seems
tbe banks all along the coast are prepar
ing for contingencies and are making
The directors of the Farmers' Ex
change met last night and at 12 o'clock
decided not to open the doors this
The bank bas been the victim of cal
umny and misrepresentation. Wednes
day when the Riverside Banking com
pany closed its doors three irresponsible
persons circulated reports to tbe effect
that the Farmers' Exchange bank was
in a shaky condition and likely to fail
any day. These reports had a bad effect,
and from Wednesday till the close of
business yesteiday there was a steady
drain upon tbe cash resources of the
bank. This run was instituted by tbe
employes of the Banta Fe shops in this
city, they having heard tbe stories that
were being circulated. Many of them
had deposits in the bank, and the rail
road company paid them tbe 14th inst.
with checks oa tbe bank. Mot only
those haying money oa deposit withdrew
it, which amounted to a considerable
sum. Otber small depositors began to
withdraw, but it was a noticeable fact
that few business men lost confidence in
tbe institution. Tbe daily extent of the
ran is shown by the fact that at the
close of business on the 13th the de
posits were $215,500; on the 14th, $202,
--300; on the 15th, $191,000; on the Iritb,
The capital stock, Bnrplns and un
divided profits of the bank amount to
$155,000, and there is nodonbt whatever
that the bank is thoroughly solvent and
that for every dollar of deposits there is
almost two dollars assets with which to
meet it. The bank is supposed to carry
considerable gilt edge securities which
may be realized npon in the next few
The following eircnlar was mailed to
patrons of tbe bank this morning:
"After run on the bank
for three days, daring which time every
possible/ effort has been made by tbe di
rectors and officers to avert the result,
we are compelled to close our doors.
This we do with great regret, as we are
sore that within a few days more we
could have realized sufficient means on
our securities to carry us through safely.
Our securities are ample, and very
shortly sufficient money can and will be
realized thereon to pay every depositor
in full dollar for dollar. A full state
ment of the bank's condition will be
published as soon as possible."
The stockholders and directors in
clude some of tbe wealthiest men in
this section and San Francisco, among
whom may be mentioned W. W. Stow of
San Francisco, Richard Gird of Chino,
the Byrne estate, the Waters estate, N.
8. McAbee, H. L,. Drew, James Flem
ing, John Anderson, ths Hinckley
estate, the Spence estate, Richard Stew
art and Clarence Stewart of Riverside
and 8. F. Zombro.
The directors of the bank are Richard
Gird, John Anderson, Richard Stewart,
H. L. Drew, James Fleming, N. S. Mc-
Abee and S. F. Zombro.
At a meeting of the directors this
morning, among otber subjects discussed
was tbat of resumption. There is a
strong probability tbat the bank will re
sume in a sbort time.
The following statement was secured
late this evening by yonr correspondent:
Total assets, not including office fixtures
and vaults, valued at $7500, $357,783 73;
total liabilities, $214,061.04; total assets
in excess of liabilities, $143,732.69.
These figures were given by A. Gerber
ding, state bank examiner, and are cor
Mr. Gerberding states tbat be was
positive that the bank wonld be able to
pay off dollar for dollar, even if tbe re
ceiver which would have to be appoint
ed eonld not realize on the surittes by
40 per cent. He finished his business
with the bank and left for
Riverside, where he is engaged in
straightening ont tbe Riverside hanking
company's affairs. He spoke in the
highest terms of the bank, and thaught
there wonld be no trouble in realizing
enough to pay off in full. He said tbat
the failure was caussd by the short
money market, and not by any misman
H. L. Drew, president of the bank, waa
interviewed, and said that he was confi
dent tbat they would be able to meet all
obligations in a few days. He said tbat
an assignee or receiver would be ap
pointed Monday, and that he did not
tbink that there waa any occasion for
worry on the part of depositors. He de
a.ua aAstaral rumors that have been clr
culated on the street, the most import
ant of which was that money had been
drawn (rom tbe bank after banking
hours. He said that-the officials had
attempted to raise money from other
banks, but could not, as they required
all tbe money they had on hand.
A number of business men were aware
of tbe rnn tbat was being made on the
bank, but declined to withdraw their
money, and thus embarrass the institu
Several business houses are reported
in straightened circumstances, and if
the defunct bank should fail to meet its
obligations a collapse would likely oc
cur. Business closed today without any
failure in commercial circles.
Tbe other three banks are in a sound
condition and nothing In tbe way of a
financial crisis is expected. More than
$100,000 in gold coin has been placed in
the other banks in the past two days.
One bank has cash on hand to the
amount of $208,600, while its entire de
posits and debts amount to $204,250,
which is an excellent showing.
The city treasurer has a small snm
on deposit in the closed bank. The
county treasurer has a deposit amount
ing to $26,500 in it also, which is secured
by an indemnity bond, while the connty
clerk had placed abont $1600 in its vaults
for safe-keeping. They do not feel at all
uneasy, but are of the opinion that they
will be paid in full.
A Blight run occurred on the First Na
tional this morning, but did not amount
to much, as it has more than enough
money on hand to pay off all depositors.
The streets are quiet and no farther
trouble is expected. The closed bank
may open Tuesday, bat no assurance
could be given.
THE SPANISH PRINCESS.
INFANTA EULALII'S TROTJBI.E
WITH THB CHICAGO PRESS.
She Tried to Please Everybody and Is
Sorry If Sha Qits Offense—
Prince Antolne Satisfied
With His Treatment.
New York, June 18.—The Herald this
morning has a three-column double
leaded interview with a member of Eu
lalia'B party and Eulelia herself in an
swer to recent comments by western
papers upon her conduct in Chicago.
Eulalia is quoted aa saying:
"Everything the duke said to yon can
be considered aa a personal statement
from me. I read tbe comments of the
Chicago press and I was completely sur
prised. From the very beginning I tried
to pleaae my hosts and make friends.
I want the American people to have
as pleasant memories of me aa
I I Shall alwa.i v «' **«■■».
'I ft, astonished me .o read that I offended
anybody. No one offended me. If I
had not been pleased with my treatment
I should have left the country. I waa
tired and sleepy and ill when I went to
Mrs. Potter Palmer's house. I staid
there until the presentations were over,
and my head ached so I could not re
main to partake of supper. It is too
bad, but you must remember I hsd
much to wear upon my strength. How
could I think of offending Mrs. Palmer?
She is a charming woman. Indeed,
when I heard there was even a suspicion
that I offended Mrs. Palmer, I invited
her to take dinner with me at
the hotel, and placed her at
my right hand. Aa for my
failure to appear at Fort Sheridan and
review tbe troops. Commander Davis
offered to assume the whole responsibil
ity of explaining, and assured ua it was
not necessary. I met General Miles and
he is an attractive, cultivated gentle
man. I would not think of being rude
"Is there any truth in tbe report that
yonr husband, Prince Antoine, has been
offended by the failnre of the various
committees to pay more attention to
The princess and prince both laughed
heartily. "There is not a word of truth
in it," said the princess, and the prince
nodded his assent. "The prince is not
here in a representative character, and
he haa been delighted with his oppor
tunities for privately studying the
country and the magnificent expoaition
The infanta Eulalia did some quiet
shopping today. She will sail for New
port on Tuesday in a private yacht.
HARNETT AND DIXON.
The Pride or Pall Street Oeta a Draw
with ths Champion.
New York, June 17. —Jerry Barnett,
the pride of Pell street, got a draw with
Champion George Dixon tonight, ac
cording to Referee John Kelly, at the
boxing tournament at the Academy of
Music. They fought four rounds and for
three Dixon played with bu opponent.
In the fourth he went into finish up his
man, but Barnett was wily and kept out
of range of the colored lad's dangerous
fists, and by so doing was entitled, ac
cording to the referee, to even honors
with Dixon. Tbe crowd, however,
thought otherwise and gave vent to their
feelings in an unlimited amount of
Banks Supporting Bach Other.
Nbw York, June 17. —The clearing
house did not today isßue the usual de
tailed weekly bank exhibit, but only
what is known as a consolidated state
ment comprising the total showings of
tbe banks. Information aa to the appli
cation by banks for loan certificates is
withheld. It is understood no Certifi
cates have yet been issued, but some of
the stronger banks will call for them
early next week to pave tbe way for the
banks actually in need of them.
Borlo's Kaoorrt Broken.
Syracuse. N. V., Juno 17.—The cir
cuit races opened today with the 25
--mile state championship track race,
which was won by W. F. Murphy, of
New York, in 1 hour 18 minutes 48 sec
onds. Daring the race Murphy lowered
the 10-mile competition record, made by
P. J. Berlo in New York, July 9, 1892,
by one minute. Murphy's time for the
distance was 29:40 2 6.
A STRANGE PROCESSION.
Novel Sights Witnessed in
A Medley of All the Nations of
Denizens of the Midway Plaisance
on Dress Parade.
Nearly Two Hundred Thon.and Visitor!
Nt She Fair on Massachusetts
Day—Gladstone's Ax on
By the Associated Press.
Chicago, June 17 —It was a strange
procession, probably unparalleled in
history, which wound through the ave
nues of Jackson park among tbe palaces
of tbe great White city today. In front
of these evidences of the flower of civiliz
ation walked the representatives of the
most untutored savages, gathered from
the four corners of the earth and the
islands of the ses, intermingled with
representatives of the oldest civiliza
tions and other queer outlandish people.
The denizens of that motley piece, the
Midway plaisance, turned out in full
force. Warriors from every clime, from
United States regulars, who headed the
procession to Dehomeyan amazons, filed
by, intermingled with oriental dancing
girls. South Sea islanders, Algierines,
Bedowins, Turks, Egyptians, Esquimax,
camels, baboons, donkeys and trained
wild beasts, making such a turnout as
never graced even the triumph of a vic
torious Roman general returning from a
OPENING Or THB RUSSIAN EXHIBIT.
Unusual religious rites were observed
in the opening of the Russian exhibit in
the manufacturers' building today.
Strangely robed priests held services ac
cording to the ritual of the Greek church
in the Aeiaticjpavihon. Commissioner
General P. E. Glauckhovsky and other
members of the commission, a number
of exhibitors and others attended the
services. The ceremonies were conducted
by the bishop of the Russian-Greek
church in Alaska, assisted by local
priests. The blessing of God was asked
upon the czar and the president of the
United States. The bishop, dipping his
hands in holy water, sprinkled the en
tire section and dedicated it to tbe glory
of tho church and tbe advancement of
the hnman race. Daring the services
ths Russian bells were rung. After the
fetemoniea the iraaata wsrs undarsrl »
eccplion ana were received at the en
trance of the main pavilion by Commis
sioner Glauckhovsky, Admiral Kosno
koff and members of ths commission.
The famous Ivanboff chorus sang dur
ing the reception and a luncheon was
This was the ann iversary of the battle
of Bunker Hill, and appropriately set
apart by the management of the fair as
Massachusetts day for dedicating the
Massachusetts bnilding, a reproduction
of the famous and beautiful John Han
cock mansion, in which dwelt ths man
whose signature is such an ornament of
the declaration of independence. Tbe
weather was perfect and the house waa
gay with flowers, plants and bunting.
The eons of the old bay state gathered
in force and were received from 11 till 2
by Governor Russell and ex-Governors
Rice and Long, with the presiding of-,
fleers of the state senate and house and
otber members of those bodies. Among
those received were ex-President Har
rison and Vice-President Stevenson.
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION,
The Sons aud Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution also celebrated the an
niversary of the battle of Bunker Hill
in Music hall at ths White City. Gen
eral Horace Porter, presidenty of the
society, presided. After prayer John
W. Hutchinson sang "The Sword of
Bunker Hill." Then Judge Henry M.
Shepard, president of the Illinois so
ciety, welcomed the visitors. General
Porter responded, and in closing pre
sented Chauncey M. Depew, who de
livered the oration of the day.
' A SUCCEBSBUL DAY.
Besides the stated attractions, which
in themselves drew a large crowd, it
was the regular Saturday holiday, and
the pablic schools were closed, as well
as the pnblic buildings, and many busi
ness houses suspended operations at
noon. Thus it was tbat, taken as a
whole, today was one of the most suc
cessful the world's fair has seen, and
nearly 200,000 * people were on the
grounds. School children were out by
thousands, swarming everywhere.
There was a grand pyrotechnic dis
play this evening, the feature being
Bunker Hill monument.
THB BLARNEY STONB INSTALLED.
This afternoon a portion of the cele
brated Blarney stone was placed in tbe
battlements of the rep red need Blarney
castle at the Irish village. Mayor Har
rison performed the ceremony, and in
augurated the proceeding by loyally sa
luting tbe stone.
GLADSTONE'S FAMOUS AI.
Tbe ax need by Hon. William E.
Gladstone in felling trees at Hawarden
will be on exhibition in the forestry
building in a few days.
The official returns show that yester
day's attendance at the fair wan 117,201.
The total atteneance at the fair today
Tbe world's fair will canse a rash.
Ordsr early. Fall stock, good fit, mod
erate prices. Getz, line tailoring, 112
West Third street.
For sunburn and freckles use only
Perfects Face Crenm; safe aad sure.
For sale by A. K. Littleboy, druggist,
311 South Spring street.
For bargains in millinery go to Thurs
ton's, 264 South Main street, opposite
No Dine to His Identity Tat Discovered -
The Officers at Sea.
Jackson, Cal., June 17.—The trail of
a man suspected of being implicated in
the murder of Tovey, followed by Sher
iffs Gregory and Thorn to Copperopolis,
resulted in nothing. The auspect
was interviewed, but was able
to give a satisfactory account
of himself. He slept in a barn near
Valley Springs, although having money
in his pocket, and this fact aroused sus
picion. Sheriff Gregory returned last
night and ia now working in the north
ern part of the county. The report of a
suspicious character at Amador City
proved delusive. It waa started in
a joke, and proved without
foundation. Papera belonging to Tovey
are being examined to find the letter
which he told parties he had received
signed "Sharp," but bo far without suc
cesa. Thus far the officers are at sea
without a definite clue to work on.
Tovey'a funeral took place thia morning
and waa largely attended.
San Diego, June 17. —The commission
on partition between Riverside and thia
county organized here today by electing
Gen. Ell H. Murry chairman and Frank
Grandi'er secretary. They alao appoint
ed A. J. Wightraan clerk. The district
attorney ia now before them to settle
the question of the date for the begin
ning of the division, whether from
March 11th, when the aot was approved
by the governor, or oa May 2d, when
approved by the people, or on May 9th
GETTING AT THE FACTS.
OONTINCANOB OF THB FORD' 9
Contractors and the Government Con
lured by the Wltneeesm—Con
tracts Lot to Incompe
Washington, June 17. —Contractor
George W. Dant was severely condemned
by the evidence given today at the cor
oner'a inqneat over the remains of the
Ford's theater victims. The United
States government slso came in for a
share of condemnation for its methods
of doing work. Thomas J. Kane, a con
tractor, said the government would not
pay fair prices for good work. The gov
ernment, said Kane, while it
posted itself as to the financial
standing of a bnilder or con
tractor, cared to know nothing about
his skill or ability. An architect testi
fied that the cement used in the work
—mm "UMlo V>~»ter thsm mud." A
bnilder aaid the manner of doing the
work was suicidal. The jurors made in
quiries of the witnesses as to the state
of Dant's mind. One contractor said be
was not in good health. The remainder
of tbe testimony was uninteresting and
at its conclusion the inquest was ad
journed till Monday.
PrrrsßOßG, June 17.—The eighteenth
annual convention of the Amalgamated
association adjourned this afternoon.
The entire session was taken up in the
election of officers. The following gen
tlemen were elected: President, M.
Garland ; secretary, John C. Kilgallon ;
treasurer, Roger Evans of Youngstown,
O. Trustees and an assistant secretary
were also chosen.
Racine, Wis., June 17.—One of the
heavieat failnrea in the history of Ra
cine occurred thia afternoon. The well
known Racine Hardware Manufacturing
company assigned. Liabilities, $400,000,
Albany, N. V.. June 17.—The failure
of Charles F. Strieghe, hardware merch
ant, was announced today. His assets
are $200,000 and liabilities $50,000.
Chicago, June 17. —The lines of the
Western Passenger Association today
settled the basis lor paving commissions.
The old rates were adopted, with the ex
ception of tbat between Chicago and
Kansas City, which is cat from $1 to 75
cents. The agreement removes the last
bone of contention regarding the associ
A Six-Round Knockout.
Burlington, la,, Jnne 17.—Early this
morning Harry McCoy and Billy Lay
ton, pugilists, fought on a ateamer a few
miles np the river. McCoy was the vic
tor. In the sixth round he knocked
Layton ont with a blow on the chin.
Neither man was punched to any ex
tent. A large crowd of sporta witnessed
Cherokee Bonds Sold.
Fort Gibson, I. T., June 17.—Chief
Harris announced today that he had re
ceived a bid for the Cherokee strip
bonds which would be accepted at once.
The sale haa injected new life into busi
ness of all kinds here. The amount in
volved is $6,000,000.
A Rain-Maker Killed.
Minneapolis, Kan., Jnne 17. —A fatal
accident occurred here today during tbe
bombardment of the heavens by a num
ber of rain-making enthusiasts. One of
the cannons in use exploded, instantly
killing S. F. Redmond and fatally injur
ing Rufus Presto n.
A Latter From tha Pope.
Baltimore, Jane 17. —Cardinal Gib
bons haa received the long-expected
letter from the holy father on the school
question, with a request to send copies
of it to all the episcopates of the United
Shipments or Currency.
New York, June 17.—Shipments of
currency by banks of New York to tbe
interior today aggregated $1,250,000, of
which $400,000 waa obtained at the sub
treasury iv exchanges.
Fall River, Mass,, June 17. —Joseph
Jefferson ia yet confined to his room
here and kept utterly quiet, though his
sons aone say his condition is not alarm
HAVE YOU VOTED?
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WORLb'S PAIR PRIZE.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE GERMAN ARMY BILL
Public Opinion Seems to Bf>
The New R -ichstag Will Agai»
Knock It Out.
Socialists and Centrists Will Hoi*
the Balance of Power.
■lection Returns Continue tn Snowline;*
Social-Democratic Gains — Many
By the Associate! Press.
Berlin, June 17.—-Returns from 341
election districts were received np to &
o'clock this evening, showing the elec
tion of 49 Centrists, 37 Conservatives, 24*
Social Democrats, 17 National Liberals,
9 Centrists in favor of the army bill, 3
Richterists, 4 Volkspartei, 13 Poles,
0 Alsstians, 3 Anti-Semites and
3 Independents, with 180 re-bal
lots necessary. An analysis of tho
re-ballots shows that the Social
Democrats and National Liberals will
figure chiefly in them, with the Richter
ists and Centrists a long way behind.
The defeat of the Richterists appears
to be irretrievable, but tbe Berlin
Freisinnige Zeitung finds comfort in
predicting that the ultimate poll ot tho
party, combined with the Volkspartei,
Centrists and Socialists, will form an
overwhelming plebiscite against the
army bill and tbe Huene compromise.
It is certain tbat if a plebiscite were to
decide tbe fate of the government, the
enormous Socialist vote already cast
would determine that. But the army
bill will depend upon filial l party com
binations, regarding which it is still
hazardous to attempt to form any defi
nite conclusion. About 80 Socialists
will stand in the coming re-ballots, and
it is a rational estimate to credit them
with securing 26 more seats.
Chancellor yon Caprivi held confer
ences with the emperor Thursday and
again last evening, reporting to his ma
jesty the character of the returns. It is
rather significant that the semi-official
organs today refer to suggestions as to
how to curb the popular vote. Accord
ing to the Centrists the recent schisms
do not appear likely to seriously affect
their strength. Both the Conservatives
and National Liberals are coming out
better than was expected they would.
The Socialists in Vienna will make a
demonstration in celubratloa of tbe suc
cess of their German brethren. The
Austrian official papers hold that the re
sults of the German elections are alarm
ing. The Deutsche Zeitung says: "Ger
many can only be saved by a strong
hand. It is time Caprivi should show
that the future of Germany is safe in
At midnight, omitting districts where
re-baliots are necessary, and with 30 dis
tricts to hear from, the army bill parties
and groups had 83 seats; the opposition
party 85. All depends upon the second
ballots. The government haa de
cided to exert all ita influences
to induce the factions favorable
to the bill to unite against the Richter
ists, Social Democrats and Clericals in
the by-electiona which will be held about
one week from tomorrow. Second bal
lo'.n will be necessary, it is estimated, in
almost 200 districts.
Of 34 districts from which figures
bearing on the second ballot have been
received, it appears certain that tba
Clericals will win 25; the social Demo
crats 20; the National Liberals, Conser
vatives and Agrarians 6, and Particular
iats 1. The Radical Unionists expected
to gain several more seats.
Reports from the constituencies con
tinue to give evidence of the collapse of
Eugene Rtchter'a radical party. No
dispatch has been received to indicate
that the Richterists carried a sinerla
constituency on the first ballot. This
state of affairs is distinctly
the government, as the loss of the Radi
cal opposition is expected to more than
counterbalance the gain of the Socialist
Ablwardt and Goeckel, the most bla
tant membera of the Anti-Semite group,
are returned. The opposition Clericals
will return to Berlin probably wita
nearly 100 deputies. Tbe government
Clerical-Agrarian movement haa shown
few evidences of success. The Conserva
tives and Free Conservatives, as expect
ed, are suffering no losses. The Social
Democrats are still triumphant at the
expense of tbe Richter Radicals.
A Chinese Murder.
Modesto, Cal., June 17.—At 10 o'clock
thia morning, Lee Sing, a cook at the
county hospital, shot and instantly
killed Lee Sam, a highbinder, and ex
convict in Chinatown. The bullet struck
in the right breast. Sing ran to the
county jan and surrendered himself.
Ths cause was gambling.
Wkbtport, Cal., June 17. —The steamer
Jewel struck bottom this morning. She
was loading ties for San Diego. The ac
cident carried away 12 feet of her shoe
and injured the rudder, rendering the
boat unmanageable. A tug has been
wired to tow the vessel to San Francisco.
Tha Champion Pool I'layer.
New York, June 17.—The three
nfghts' continuous pool match between
Alfred De Oro and Paddy Welch ended
ti-r.ight in a victory lor the former. De
Oro will receive the $500 stake and the
Dnrnar Bold In Ball.
Bbnicia, Cal., June 17. —The prelim
inary examination of Durner, charged
with killing Thomas McKay, was held
this morning. The defendant waa held
in SIO,OOO bonds.
Washington, June 17.—The treasury
department purchased 303,00 ounces ot
silver today at $0,8360.
Alter a night wish the boys
Yours (or a clear heed-Broiaoßoltarer,