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PACIFIC COAST NEWS
A Marc use Man Fired
Upon by Two High
JAILBREAK AT SEATTLE.
The Disincorpomtion of Paso
Robles Defeated at the
A NORTH YAKIMA TRAGEDY.
Commencement Exercises to Be
Held at Santa Rosa— Arrest of
a Yuba Bandit.
lIABCU6E, Cai,., May 18.— At a.dance
held at Harkeys Corners, near this place,
last night, Thomas Kinch was held up by
two men, who supposedly took him for the
doorkeeper. Kinch was at the well when
the robbers rode up and inquired the way
to Knights Landing. While giving the
desired information Kinch was struck by
one of the men,* who at the same time
grabbed his watchchain. A scuffle ensued
■in which a shot was tired, canying away
one of Kinch 's fingers. The robbers es
Burglar Ford. Dashes for Liberty, but Is
SEATTLE, Wash., May 18.-R. H. Ford,
a burglar, escaped from the County Prison
to-day for the second time within six
weeks, but was recaptured late to-night.
Ford was convicted and sentenced to a
long term in the Walla Walla Peniten
tiary. The Sheriff was to have taken him
there this morning. About 7 o'clock,
while Jailer Burkman was feeding the
prisoners in the steel cage of the jail, Ford,
who was assisting him, fled out of the
door, which had been left open. It was
nearly midnight when Hugh Wright, who
was working in his basement, two blocks
from the Courthouse, saw a man's leg be
hind a showcase that leaned against the
wall. He believed it was Ford and sent
for the officers, who had no trouble in
effecting a capture. When Ford arose
Jailer Burkman thought he had a weapon
and struck him on the head, wounding
Ford was one of the men who escaped
from the Seattle jail with Tom Blanck sev
eral weeks ago. Blanck was killed and
all his companions recaptured.
PASO SOBLES STILL A CITY.
J'iaittcorporation Defeated, by a Large
Majority at a Special Election.
PASO ROBLES, Cal., May 18.— After
the most exciting election ever held in
Paso Robles the question of disincorpor
ating the city was defeated by a majority
of 140 to 113.
. For months the friends of disincorpora
tion have been at work securing support
for the proposed relapse from the dignity
of cityhood. When at last it was thought
enough voters had been won over to carry
the day, a special election was demanded
by the required number of voters and or
dered by the Council.
Then ensued a bitterly contested cam
paign, which ended in the defeat of the
: disincorporationists to-day.
To«-night a general celebration is being
held. Bands are parading the streets,
bonfires are blazing up and in every con
ceivable manner the victors are celebrating
their conquest at the polls.
XORTH JAKIUTA KILLISG.
Claranee C. Steel Jieeeires a Mortal
Hound From C. A. Halbert.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., May 18.—
Clarence C. Steel was shot and mortally
wounded this evening by C. L. Halbert.
The trouble arose over Halbert's attentions
to Mrs. Steel. Steel witnessed a meeting
between the two to-night. He called
Halbert offensive names, and the latter
picked op a rock and struck Steel on the
hip.- Steel also reached for a rock, and
while he was in a stooping position Hal
bert drew his revolver and fired. The
bullet took effect in Steel's breast.
Dr. Frank, the attending surgeon, says
the wound will be fatal. Prosecuting
Attorney Englehart secured a full state
ment of the difficulty from the dying man.
Halbert is now in jail, but denies that he
ehot Steel or had a revolver.
• .' SUICIDE AT TACOMA.
ifeorrjc Holland Takes a Dose of Morphine
■ ■' While Intoxicated.
TACOMA, Wash,, May 18.— George Hol
land, 32 years old, a cook on the Alaska
Btearn.er Willapa and formerly of San Fran
cieco, committed suicide by taking mor
phine, this morning, while intoxicated.
The deed was precipitated by a quarrel
with his pretty wife, of whom he was un
reasonably jealous. Holland went aboard
the steamer yesterday, and was to have
Bailed on the return trip last night. In
going to the boat while intoxicated he fell
and sprained his ankle, and was carried
home. After his wife left the room this
morning he went out and got morphine,
took it on the street and returned home to
SASTA ROSA GRAVITATES.
Six E-durational Institutions Soon to Hold
\. SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 18.—Com
mencement time begins in Santa Rosa next
week. The Pacific Methodist College grad
uates six students, holding the graduation
exercises in Ridgeway Hall Wednesday
evening. The commencement exerqjses of
the Santa Rosa Seminary will be held dur
ing the week. Among other institutions
to hold similar exercises soon are Ursuiine
Academy, Santa Rosa Kindergarten, the
public school and Dr. Finley's College.
. . •' Blaze at CouUerville.
COULTERVILLE, Cal., May 18.— The
large packing-house, toolhouse, wagon
house and sleeping-house, including all
their contents, on the Horseshoe Bend
Vineyard, belonging to P. P. Mast, Mayor
pnd millionaire manufacturer of Spring
field, Ohio, have been destroyed by fire.
A firm's Valley Man Injured.
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., May 18.— Peter
King, of the firm of King & Wolford, lum
ber-dealers, had His left arm caught in the
machinery of the planing-mill this morn-
Ing and the member up to the shoulder
joint was horribly mangled. King's re
covery is doubtful.
. A Highwayman Arrested at Tuba.
YUBA CITY. Cm.., May 18.— On orders
from Portland, Or., by telegram, W. J.
Whiie was arrested here yesterday and
held . to await the arrival of the Portland
officers. White is wanted for highway
robbery. He has been working on a ranch
near here for several months.
SALMON TBADE OF THE COAST.
Shipments Are Light, but Prices Continue
to Mule " Firm J if. <
ASTORIA, Ob., May 18.— The Astorian
weekly salmon report to-day said : '
• To-day ends another slack week, and
finds forward shipments still dull, with
very few movements. It is satisfactory to
note that, though only a small number
of carloads have as yet left this point, they
have all been sold on terms that have
ruled for previous years, and at good
prices. There is every indication that
during the next few days stocks will break
loose, and as the jobbers recede from their
untenable position in the matter of I} 4 per
cent discount, the carload movement will
become ■ rapid until the business ' has
normal condition. -f * : :
We quote as follows: Red Alaska in lots
of 25,000, 95 cents per dozen; lots of 50,000
cases, 92J4 cents per dozen ; lots of 75,000
cases, 90 cents per dozen. Columbia River
standard brands — Straight Chinooks, $1 35
to $1 37K for tails, and $1 50 to f 1 55 for
flats. Ovals run from $182^ to $187%.
with the prospect of a substantial increase
in these prices.
Up to the present time we find the big
gest sales of standard Columbia River
brands have been made in Boston, and
private advices tend to show an increased
demand from that center over last year.
The higher prices of meat in Minnesota
and the Northwest generally seem to have
had a tendency, to raise wholesalers' prices
on choice grades of Columbia River, and
Minneapolis reports to us a growing ten
dency to take hold of futures.
Enelish advices continue to show a firm
and steady market with big demands from
retailers generally. Foreign agents are
still very active here, and have not yet
concluded their contracts, which will be
heavier this year than for several seasons
Our correspondents on the Fraser River
report prospects of a light run this year,
but with superior advantges for making
the most of it, they look for a pack very
nearly as large as that of 1894.
On the Columbia River the fish, remain
two or three weeks ahead of their natural
time and show all the characteristics of
June salmon. Weight increases and sev
eral 50-pound fish have appeared. Color
and quality remain most excellent and
finer salmon have never been caught in the
About 2000 boats are out from the various
canneries, but only a moderate proportion
of these report every day. Last week's
storms were responsible for two deaths
among the fishermen and several minor
accidents, though compared with last year's
casualties this record is very small.
LA PATERA MINE HORROR.
Two Goleta Workmen Badly
Burned by an Explosion
Tomasette, the Anti-Glass Maniac,
Committed to an Insane
SANTA BARBARA, Cal.. May 18.— A
serious accident occurred to-day at the Den
asphaltum mine, operated by the Alcatraz
Asphaltum Company, and located at La
Patera. Two men, Edward Birch and
Charlie Ellis, were working at the bottom
of a 200-foot shaft, where an ore vein had
just been struck, when a pocket of gas,
ignited by candles in their hats, exploded.
Birch, who is a man of 60, was fearfully
burned from hips to neck, and his recovery
is doubtful. Ellis' injuries are less severe, j
and he will probably recover. Both men i
are residents of Goleta and have wives and
The Den mine has been worked for
nearly four years, 50,000 tons of asphalt
having been taken out during that time,
and this is the first accident of any kind
that has ever occurred there. Yesterday
afternoon Mr. Bell, the superintendent,
and Mr. Welty, the foreman, made a thor
ough examination of the different shafts to
ascertain if there were any indications of
gas. No blame is attached to any one.
Tomasette Adjudged Insane.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 18.—Al
lessio Toniasette, from the upper county,
was to-day examined by physicians and
pronounced insane and committed to San
Bernardino, where he will be taken by
Sheriff Hicka to-morrow.
Tomasette is the maniac whose aversion
to glass has furnished an interesting study.
He flies into a passion at the sight of glass
and breaks all that comes within his reach.
DOUBLE TBAOEDT AT JEROME.
Charles Ward Crushes the Skull of the
Man Who Gave Him a Death Wound.
PRESCOTT, Aeiz., May 18.— Charles
Ward, a well-known mining man, was
shot through the body at Jerome this
morning. He will probably die, Jake
Brown, a locomotive engineer, did the
shooting, and he was hit on the head by
Ward with a loaded cane after the latter
was ehot. His skull was crushed, and the
doctors say it is impossible for him to live.
Both men had been drinking and had
been quarreling during the night over an
Escape of a Boise Convict.
BOISE, Idaho, May 18.— Joe Morrison,
sent up from Bear Lake County for grand
larceny for five years, this afternoon made
his escape from the Boise penitentiary.
Morrison was working in the orchard
when he was missed. Warden Campheil
has his best men out scouring the country,
but no clew to the convict's hiding-place
has been found.
Murder Ends a Houston Feud.
BOISE, Idaho, May 18.— P. P. Lawson,
member of the Legislature of 1893, shot
and killed George Watson, near Houston,
last Wednesday. Some old difficulty was
Fatal Accident at Aahfork.
PRESCOTT, Aeiz., May 18.— Fred Reyf,
a machinist, was struck by a train at Ash
fork last night and killed.
PLVXGEO OVER A BRIDGE.
Two Employe* Fatally Injured in a
MORRISTOWN, Pa., May 18— A trolley
car on the Citizens' Scuylkill Valley Rail
road plunged over the bridge crossing the
Trenton cut-off branch of the Pennsylvania
in Plymouth, fatally injuring two passen
gers and seriously injuring four others.
The fatally injured are Motorman
Charles Naylor and Conductor Frank
Aid for Striking Conductor:
ATLANTA, Ga., May 18.— The Grand
Division Order of Railway Conductors has
voted $25,000 of their $200,000 cash resources
to conductors who participated in the Le
high Valley strike in November, 1893. Of
400 in the strike only 180 are beneficiaries
of the fund. They have not been rein
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1895.
MARE ISLAND EVENTS
The Albatross Starts for
TO RETURN IN OCTOBER.
Development of the Fish Food
Industry the Object of
INNOVATION FOR THE TARS.
To-Day Religious Services Will for
the First Time Be Held on
VALLEJO, Cal., May 18.— The Fish
Commission steamer Albatross, Captain
Drake, left Mare Island for Sausalito this
morning. It will remain until Monday
and then go direct to Puget Sound. Ad
ditional Fish Commissioners will join the
vessel there. After coaling it will proceed
While in Alaskan waters the Albatross
will engage in service under the juris
diction of the Fish Commissioners. She
will develop the cod-fishing industries as
well as all matters pertaining to the de
velopment of the fish food products of this
as yet comparatively unknown region.
The Fish Commission officials who will
go out on the Albatross are Professor
Charles H. Townsend, Major A. B. Alex
ander and R.B. Miller. Major Alexander
will leave the East shortly to join the
Albatross at Puget Sound. The other
officials are already on board. The vessel
is expected to return about October 1.
The report that Lieutenant Carter would
not go out as executive officer of the vessel
on this trip proves correct. He was de
tached and ordered to the Independence.
Lieutenant B. O. Scott, late ordnance of
ficer of the Benninxton, fills the position
of executive officer. The same official
formerly served on a cruise of the Alba
tross, and his return to the vessel appeared
to meet with general satisfaction.
Ensigns Leigh and Hughes were also or
dered to the vessel and went out as watch
officers. Engineer Theiss, who was dis
charged from the Marine Hospital a few
days ago, filled the position of chief engi
neer. Theiss, it will be remembered, is the
man who was so badly scalded on the
Monterey about a month ago, when one of
the pipes broke and flooded the engine
room. The bravery shown by Theiss does
not appear to have been forgotten. He de
served the consideration shown at the
hand 3of the Navy Department officials.
As the Albatross slowly passed down the
bay it was saluted by all of the vessels in
To-morrow at 2 o'clock services of pe
culiar interest will be held on board the
Olympia. It will be the first ' religious
meeting on the cruiser. Through the
courtesy of Captain Read it has been ar
| ranged to carry out an extensive pro
i gramme. Chaplain A. A. McAllister will
' preside, and with Chaplain Thompson of
i the Independence convey the greetings of
! the navy chaplains to the snip's company,
1 and Rev. T. F. Burnham, superintendent
i of the Naval Union, will present the Balu-
I tationa of the Christian people of Vallejo.
The check for $250, kindly donated by
I the Union Iron Works for the benefit of
j the Naval Union, arrived to-day and was
' presented to Superintendent Burnham by-
Captain A- S. Barker of Mare Island. The
gift of the Union Iron Works is highly ap
preciated. The money will be used in
erecting a new building, plans and specifi
cations of which will be shortly asked for.
CLIMBS LIKE A JCAT.
An Acrobatic Burglar Who Is Annoying
VALLEJO, Cal., May 18.— Residents of
Vallejo are on their guard against a clever
rear-porch worker, who is operating in the
city. Charles Ahlm detected the thief last
night attempting to enter the residence of
Supervisor McCudden. On Wednesday
night the same person attempted to gain
entrance to the residence of M. G. Win
chell by a rear window. Mrs. Winch ell
was awakened, and when she gave the
alarm the fellow made himself scarce. On
Thursday night Samuel Brown's house
was entered and considerable property
carried off. The effort to enter the Mc-
Cudden residence would undoubtedly have
been successful had not Ahlm put in an
The daring work of the thief shows that
he has ability as a climber. He scaled the
west side of the McCudden residence in
the rear like a cat, and when discovered
was holding on to a window-sill and in a
position to raise the rear window. When
detected he jumped ten feet to the ground.
Footprints in the yard and the manner in
which the work of climbing was done
prove conclusively that the burglar was of
slim build, light of foot and wears rubber
WOES OF THE WHISKY TRUST.
Filing of a Petition to Foreclose the
Property of the Organization.
CHICAGO, 111., May 18.— The famous
$1,000,000 bond issue of the whisky trust
received another airing in the United States
court to-day, when Judge Showalter
granted the receiver permission to buy the
$50,000 held by ex-Director Freiberg of
Cincinnati, the purchase to be at 50 cents
on tbe dollar.
Numerous bills have been filed by the
reorganization committee of the trust,
claiming that ex-President Greeuhut and
Nelson Morris had sold the issue to them
selves and their friends at 50 cents, and
Freiberg had offered to sell the $50,000 he
had purchased at the price he paid. The
reorganization committee to-day asked
permission to authorize the purchase by
Receiver McNulta, and after lengthy argu
ments the request was granted.
Attorney Edwin Walker, representing
ex-Director Nelson Morris, then filed the
petition of the Central Trust Company of
New York, trustee under the $1,000,000
bond issue, to foreclose the property of the
VXIOtT MEX JiISCHARGKD.
Eight Hundred Men Let Out of One I'cnn-
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 18.— The OHvct
Iron and Steel Company will operate its
plant with non-union men and has adver
tised for puddlers and finishers. The com
pany was willing to pay the amalgamated
rate, but would not sign the scale. To-day
the men were called in separately and
asked to work as individuals. All who re
fused — about 800 — were discharged.
The Clinton mill also refused to sign the
scale and will start Monday with new men.
The American Tube and Iron Company
of New York to-day advanced the un
skilled men in the Youngstown (Ohio)
plant 10 per cent and the skilled men 12}£
per cent. The raise is also to extend to
the plants of the company at Middleton,
Pa., and in Massachusetts and Indiana.
FATBEB DVCEY'S TALK.
Says Some Mather Plain Things to Work
NEW YORK, N. V., May 18.-Father
Ducey, pastor of St. Leo's, whose troubles
with Archbishop Corrigan have been fre
quently before the public, was the princi
pal orator at a celebration to-night by the
Bakers' International Union of the pas
sage of a State law to make bakeries sani
tary and to make a baker's worK ten hours
a day. Bpeaking to the workmen Father
"You have accomplished a great work in
favor of all labor by having placed on the
statute-books a humane law. Now you
must insist on its enforcement. Do it by
hanging together. Fight at the polls
against every corrupt organization that
prostitutes all that is best in the laboring
masses in favor of capitalists and trusts.
For more than twenty years corrupt money
has influenced elections and ground honest
workingmen into the ground.
"You can damn the President of the
United States. If you are a Republican
you can damn Cleveland, and if you are a
Democrat you can damn Harrison, and be
all right; but if you damn a railroad
president you are an anarchist.
"You will be called a socialist, disor
derly, dangerous person if you speak
against a capitalist. These men can steal
inside the limit of the law, but if you kick
you are guilty of crime because you fight
for your homes. Do you tumble to that?
Ministers must take a hand now and inter
fere, as the men whom Christ died for are
having their lives crushed out of them."
SENSATIONAL CROSS BILL
Gross Fraud Charged in Con-
nection With a Bond
Promoters of a Corporation Accused
of a Very Clever Manipu
CHICAGO, 111., May 13.— A sensational
cross bill to the bill to foreclose the prop
erty of the Columbia Straw Paper Com
pany was filed to-day by Otto Gresha^n,
representing a number of owners of thirty
nine paper-mills comprising the concern.
The bill charges fraud in connection
with a $1,000,000 bond issue of the company
for which the Northern Trust Company is
It charges that the promoters of the
combine never paid any money into the
pool; that they received options on the
property of the company without consid
eration; that the options were given to
one of the promoters without considera
tion, and were in turn sold by him to the
The document declares that the owners
Of the various plants were paid largely in
stock, and that $2,000,000 worth of stock
was divided among the promoters. It is
also charged that the $1,000,000 bonds were
sold by the promoters to themselves. The
bill asks that the promoters be compelled
to pay for the $2,000,000 stock held by them,
it being asserted that such action would
place the company in a comfortable finan
cial position. It is alleged that the effort
to foreclose is a' scheme to defraud the
former owners of the property and leave
the profits to the promoters.
The defendants named are: W. Stein,
Chicago; E.G.Clark, P. D. Beard, Ster
ling, 111.; T. T. Kamsden, Buffalo; R. S.
and Max Untermeyer, New York; B. M.
Frees, C. A. Dupee, N. B. Judah, Chicago;
F. C. Trehrm, Ohio ; A. P. Brown, Fort
Madison. lowa, and W. C. Heppenheimer,
Hoboken, N. J.
GENERAL SCHOFIELIi THERE.
With a l-ur'.ti lie fays a. Visit to the
Camp at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tbbv., May 18.— Lieutenant-
General John M. Schofield, commander of
the United States army; Mrs. Schofield
and Miss Kilbourne, her sister, and party
arrived in this city at 7:30 o'clock this
morning. They were met by Major-Gen
eral Snowden, commanding the encamp
ment, accompanied by E. S. Kellogg,
Fifth Infantry, General Joe Wheeler of
Alabama and a detachment cf troops
D and X, Third Cavalry, under Major
Keyes, and Company A, United Confede
rate Veterans, under Captain W. W.
Carnes. The latter command is composed
of men who met General Schofield on a
less friendly footing at Franklin, Term., in
the fall of 1864, and who took this occasion
to show their appreciation of their former
At 11 o'clock General Schofield received
the officers of the army temporarily sta
tioned here. This afternoon the general
visited Camp Schofield, but only in a pri
vate capacity. He will appear in state and
review the troops on Monday.
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Vest's Presidential Boom. .
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 18.—
Chairman Hall of a Democratic organiza
tion here, composed of State Senators and
Representatives, says that the silver con
vention will be called witn or without the
consent of the Democratic State Central
Committee. Many look upon this move
as the initial step toward launching the
boom lor Senator Vest for President.
Farmers Fear the Frost.
OMAHA, Nebk., May 18.— It is very cold
throughout Nebraska to-night, and all in
dications point to a heavy frost. The sky
is cle.ar on all sides, and farmers and grain
men are much alarmed. Many owners of
orchards are keeping up large fires in their
Judge Priest : Resigns.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 18.— Judge Henry
S. Priest of the United States District
Court, appointed last fall, has resigned,
and President Cleveland has appointed
Judge Elmer B. Adams of this city as his
Two Miners Killed.
BUTTE, Mojtt., May 18.— John Barry,
shift boss, and James McGarvin, a miner,
were killed in the Anaconda mine here to
day. The former was "blasted," the latter
struck by a descending cage in the shaft.
Called to Portland.
FREEPORT, 111, May 18.— Rev. Edgar
P. Hill, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of this city, has accepted a call to
the pastorate of the First Presbyterian
Church of Portland, Or.
Tioke Smith a Father.
ATLANTA, Ga m May 18.— At Athens,
where Mrs. Hoke Smith has been spending
the summer, a daughter was last night
born to the Secretary of the Interior.
To Ope.v Kickapoo Lands.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.— The
proclamation for opening the Kickapoo
Indian reservation will probably be issued
CAN'T GET CONTROL
and the Troublesome
THE DIVIDE INCREASED.
Lawyer McDouga! Argues in
Vain to Support the
RESTRICTIONS TO BE REMOVED.
Plans May Be Sprung at the Meeting
to Depose the Noted Dr.
PITTSBURGH Pa., May 18.— Assembly
control of the seminaries has possession of
the Presbyterian General Assembly, even
if the assembly has not possession of the
seminaries, which it desires. At the close
of the morning session an adjournment
was taken until Monday morning, and the
debate on the proposed plan of gathering
in the seminaries into a close and guarded
fold will be resumed. The net result thus
far attained has been to divide the assem
bly into two clearly marked parties, and it
is judged that the line of cleavage is near
the numerical center of the body. It
seems probable the vote of four to one that
was recorded last year will be wiped out in
a large part, and the disproportion greatly
The committee which is urging the
adoption of the plan providing for closer
relations between the assembly and the
seminaries saw itself compelled by the
strength of the opposition which has de
veloped to import Thomas McDougal of
Cincinnati, a member of the committee, ro
present the legal side of the case. This he
did in a speech of an hour and -a quarter,
but he labored under a heavy handicap on
account of the pamphlet which he recently
published attacking the integrity and
faithfulness of the boards of home and
foreign missions in New York for using
funds given for missionary purposes in the
erection of a large building on Fifth
avenue. The peroration of his speech was
devoted to reviewing prejudices created by
his pamphlet, and the degree of his suc
cess will only be shown by the final vote.
There is a plan on foot to secure the
adoption of an alternative report replacing
that of the committee. It is proposed to
recommend that in view of the answers
made by the directors of the existing sem
inaries setting forth their unwillingness to
make any charter changes, these semina
ries be let alone and that the restrictions
that have been devised by the committee
be applied only to institutions that may be
hereafter chartered. This plan will have
strong backing and will meet with good
support. One of the strong objections to
the plan of the committee on seminary
control is that which involves recourse to
the civil courts of the settlement of ecclesi
Thus far nothing has been heard of the
plans of the deposing of Dr. Briggs, which
were said to be under serious considera
But the assembly is young yet and those
who were active in the condemnation two
years ago are now absent from the scene.
It may be these plans are now simply in
abeyance to be sprung upon the assembly
at a later date.
Their Session Concluded With an Election
OMAHA, Nebe., May 18.— The tenth
Supreme Council of the Catholic Knights
of America adjourned its session late this
afternoon. Mobile, Ala., was selected as
the next place of meeting, Washington
being the only competitor. The officers
elected are: Supreme president, Edward
Feeney of Brooklyn; supreme vice-presi
dent, Charles J. Ott of Galveston,. Tex.;
supreme secretary, W. S. O'Rourkeof Fort
Wayne, Ind.; supreme treasurer, C. J.
Kershner of Toledo, Ohio; supreme trus
tee, E. D. McGuinnes of Providence, R. I.
The next meeting takes place in 1897.
The organization decided against further
tax for the sinking fund.
The council has as supreme representa
tives three priests— Rev. Fathers J. H.
Tion of Kansas, J. J. Gore of Michigan and
F. P. O'Keefe of New Mexico. A large
number of the members of the council will
take a trip to Denver and other Western
TO HENOUIfCE ME A I>E.
That la the Object of Mr. Sinalley's Vtsit
NEW YORK, N. V., May 18.— The Hon.
Bradley Smalley of Vermont, Collector of
the Port of Burlington, is in the city still.
He has been in Washington for no other
purpose than to denounce Admiral Meade,
who has preferred charges of an unpleas
ant nature against Seneca Hazelton,
"United States Minister to Venezuela. Mr.
Hazelton was Mayor of Burlington three
times. Mr. Smalley says no matter what
happened to Mr. Hazelton at the hands of
Secretary Gresham he would be nomi
nated by the Democrats of Vermont this
Indictment of Bunkers.
MINNEAPOLIS, Mime., May 18. — A
special to the Tribune from Watertown,
8. D., says: All of the directors and offi
cers of the defunct Merchants' Bank of
this city were indicted by the Grand Jury
to-day for receiving deposits after knowing
the bank to be insolvent. Two indict
ments were returned against S. H. Goop
fert, cashier, and W. D. Wilson, president.
The directors are prominent business men
and their arrest has caused a sensation.
A. One-Tare Mate.
CHICAGO, 111., May 18.— The lines of
the-Western Passenger Association have
declared a one-fare rate for the following
meetings: Epworth League at Chatta
nooga, Christian Endeavor at Boston,
Knights Templars, Boston ; Baptist Yonng
People's Progressive Union, Baltimore;
G. A. R., Louisville, and National Educa
tional Association at Denver.
Men and Hoy* Go On a Strike.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 18. — Four
hundred men and boys employed at the
Upson Nut Works went on strike this
morning and the plant was closed down.
The employes demand the restoration of a
10 per cent cut made two years ago.
Are Going to Rome.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 18.-Cardinal
Gibbons sailed for Enrope to-day on board
the French liner La Touraine. Bishop
Foley of Detroit was a fellow-passenger.
He also is going to Rome.
Nature Cite for Help
Farm, Field and Flower are Bring-
ing Blade, Bud and Blossom
But Men and Women are Weak, Tired, Nervous
All Need a Good Spring Medicine-Take Hood's Sarsaparill*
the Great Blood Purifier.
It is remarkable at this season Hood's Sarsaparilla is the medicine
when Nature everywhere is taking on for every one who is weak, tired and
renewed forms of life, that men and nervous; it is the best spring medi-
women should be especially afflicted cine because it is the best blood puri-
with depressed spirits, weakness, fier. It is the only true blood purifier
weariness and nervousness. prominently before the public eye
But this condition is Nature's cry today, because by ita peculiar combi-
for help, aud unless this help is given nation, proportion and process it pot-
serious consequences may be the re- sesses peculiar curative powers,
suit before the end of the season. The Hood's Sarsaparilla -will give a vig-
blood is failing to carry to the nerves orous appetite, it will tone aud
and organs the nourishment which strengthen the stomach and digestive
they require. It must be purified, organs, and enable them to assimilate
vitalized and given power to build the food which is taken, and thus by
up and strengthen the system. purifying the blood and building up
Hood's Sarsaparilla was especially the system it will fit the person for
prepared to meet this condition and new life in beautiful Spring,
respond to this cry for help. It makes Do not neglect the symptoms of
rich, healthy blood, and by doing this impure blood. Do not disregard Na-
it gives strength and vigor to the ture's cry for help. Take Hood's Sar-
nerves and muscles and regulates and saparilla and guard againet serious
tones all the organs of the body. illness and prolonged suffering,
U the Only True Blood Purifier Promineaitly in the Public Eye Today.
HANGED HER LITTLE BABE
Dreadful Deeds of an Insane
Negro Woman in
Another Child Thrown In a Well by
Its Frenzied, Inhuman
CINCINNATI, Ohio. May 18.— The Com
mercial Gazette's special from Hillsboro,
Thia evening Mrs. Belle Iticklan (col
ored), living near here, became insane,
hanged her ten months' old child till dead
and ran across the fields beating the
ground with its dead body.
She threw a six-year-old child in the
•well, jumped in after it, but climbed out
again with the child, which is now dyinp.
Alarmed neighbors pinioned the frantic
women and jailed her.
CZEjLX-TTJP OF THE StXDICATE.
Supplying Gold to Uncle Bam a I'rofita-
NEW YQRK, N. V., May 18.— A Wall
street news agency says: Evidences
point to a cleaning-up process having been
begun by the bond syndicate. A recent re
turn to the members of 40 per cent of their
subscription money was the nrst step in
this direction. It is uncertain when the
balance will be returned, but some think
it will be in a short time. Calling
from the syndicate men of extra gold is
another step in the same direction.
There is authority for the statement
that the progress of events in the desired
direction has been a good deal faster than
the syndicate expected or even hoped
would be the case. The development of
foreign investment buying on a large scale,
so noticeable last month, has practically
assured the country against any large de
mand for gold for a flood many months to
come. Most of the syndicate's prepara
tions were made against this danger.
BVTIXO BEAMXG STOCK.
Humor That a Syndicate la to Control
the f (»n/ ,i >h i/.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 18.— Ex-
Chief Justice Edwin M. Paxon, one of the
Reading Railroad receivers, when spoken
to in reference to the rumor that a gigantic
syndicate had been formed to get control
of the Reading Railroad Company and in
cidentally control of the anthracite coal
"A great deal of Reading stock has been
bought up lately, and no one seems to
know for whom it has been purchased.
That is the only circumstance that I know
of that could be associated with such a
scheme. But if any syndicate has secured
control of the road which will be willing to
expend the $25,000,000 necessary to put it
on a paying basis we will be very glad in
deed to see a desirable end accomplished."
KILLED AJSD CARRIED A WAT.
Mystery Surrounds a Most Peculiar
; it Murder in Perry. ,
PERRY, O. T., May 18.— Last night a
well-dressed man engaged a room over a
restaurant. This morning when the room
was j visited \ the bed •» was * found , covered
with blood and great pools of blood were
on the floor and much on the walls. The j
man could not be found. The police have I
been working on the matter all day, but
cannot get any clew to the man. He did
not give \ his name when he paid for. his
room and no one Knows : who he is or
whence he came. , A carriage was seen in
the rear of the , house \ after : midnight last
night. The theory is that the man was
murdered and carried away.
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HAS THE MONOPOLY.
Victory Gained by a Telephone Cotnpany
on a Patent.
BOSTON, Mass., May 18.-The decision
of the United States Court of Aopeals in
the case of the American Bell Telephone
Company etal., appellant, vs. the United
States, appellee, was filed with the clerk of
the court this afternoon. It reverses the
decree of Judge Carpenter declaring the
Berliner telephone patent invalid, and ia
a victory for the American Bell Company
The decree of the Court of Appeals hold
ing the patent to be valid practically con
cedes to the Bell Company the monopoly
of the microphone.
;-j y ;'3Trg:- Lease to Practice hair.
TOPEKA, Kans., May 18.— It is reported
that Mrs. Mary E. Lease and Miss Mary
Morrill, both of Wichita, will shortly form
a law partnership and open offices in To
peka and Kansas City, Kans. Mrs. Lease
practiced law before she went into poli
tics. Miss Morrill has been a stenographer
at the Topeka Insane Asylum for several
months. She is a graduate of the law de
partment of the University of Ana Arbor.
FEDERATION Oh' mixers.
Election of the Principal Officers for the
DENVER, Coix)., May 18.— The conven
tion of the Western Federation of Miner?,
which has been in session since last Mon
day in the Trades Assembly Hall, will fin
ish its deliberations to-morrow.
The ruoat important mutters before the
convention to-day was the election of
officers. It had been practically decided
beforehand that Butte City, Mont., would
retain the headquarters of the federation,
and the only question was who should be
the men selected to carry the banner of the
federation for the next year.
The officers of the federation foT the en
suing year, so far as tbey have been
elected, are: President, Samuel M, Rob
erts of Butte; first vice-presideat, Jamca
Leonard of Cripple Creek; second vice
president, John Bevan of Granite. Mont.
Executive board — Thomas Graham, San
Coulee, Mont. ; Charles Alexander, Terres
Peak, Mont.; James Maher, Butte City,
and Richard Thomas, Butte. The posi
tion of the secretary-treasury to the feder
ation will be filled io-morrow. The senti
ment is that the incumbent, W. H. Eddy,
will be re-elected.
Central and Southern.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 18.— It is re
ported that on the completion of arrange
ments for the extension of the maturing
bonds of thr Central Pacific Company an
effort will be made to bind in legal form
the agreement arrived at in an informal
way between C. P. Huntington and the
representatives of the stockholders, which
provides for the payment by the Southern
Pacific of the present 1 per cent dividends
on Central Pacific.
Jfarfc Twain Coming Here..
NEW YORK. N. V., May 18.-Samu«l
T. Clemens (Mark Twain), accompanied
by his wife and three daughters, were on
board the steamer New York, which
arrived from Southampton to-day.
Mr. Clemens states that he is preparing
for an extensive reading and lecturing
tour which will carry him around the globe.
He will open in San Francisco about the
middle of August.
Fruit Ruined by Cold.
HORNELLSVILLE, N. V., May 18.—
Fruit-growers near the city state that pros
pects for an enormous yield of cherries,
plums, grapes, strawberries and pears,
which were so flattering a wetk ago, ar»
gone, and that there is not even the possi
bility that the orchards that should yield
hundreds of bushels of fruit will produce a
single peck. Strawberries are almost en
An l.irapr and a Capture.
LARAMIE, Wyo.. May 18.— James.-'
Brown, one of the prisoners who escapee* A
from the State Penitentiary Tuesday even
ing by burrowing out, was captured and
brought in to-day from Seven-mile Lake,
thirty miles northwest of Laramie. Mor
rison, a murderer, sentenced for twenty
five years, was captured, but escaped again
and up to noon had not been apprehended.
Shipping Wool to Mexico.
HOUSTON, Tex., May 18.— J. VUlegas,
a Mexican wool - buyer, has purchased
200,000 pounds of this spring wool clip,
which he shipped to Mexico, and this
being the first time wool has been sold to
Mexico the opening of the new market
will be closely watched. Eastern buyers
are operating very carefully.
Whiting Paper-Mill Burned.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 19.-It is re
ported here early this (Sunday) morning
that the Whiting Paper-mill at Stevens
Point was burned, causing a loss of $500,
--000. The fire started at 11 :30 o'clock, ami
at this hour (1:80 a. m.) the entire plant is
An Advance in Wage*. ■■ \ ; '.'. ■[:
PUEBLO, Colo., May 18.— T. W. Robin
son, superintendent of the Colorado Coal
and Fuel Works, reports an advance ij»
wages of 10 per cent June 1 in all d opart-*
Caught by Tailing Slate. ' ■
WINFIELD, W. Va., May 18.-Charlei
and Andrew Smith were killed and Robert
Smith fatally injured by falling slate at
the Portsmouth Coal mines to-day.
General Strnini Seriously 111.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 18.-Gen. P.
G. Swaim, formerly judge advocate-general
of the army, is seriously ill.