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RATES WILL ASCEND.
President Hill Candidly
INCREASE OF PROFITS.
One Result of the Northern
TRADE WITH THE OEIENT.
The Magnate Says It Will Necessi
tate the Construction of Ocean
NEW YORK, N. V., May 19.— President
James J. Hill of the Great Northern Rail
way, who arrived from Europe yesterday,
conferred with th^ Northern Pacific reor
ganization committee and then started for
Previous to his departure, Mr. Hill said
in an interview that C. P. Huntington did
not put the 10 per cent estimate on in
crease in business a bit too high as a result
of the deal between these companies.
Rates will be put up slightly all along the
line and many expenses will be cut off.
Moreover, it seems the Canadian Pacific
will be given a lively race in the building
and development of the Northwest.
President Hill expects much from the
town of Great Falls, Mont., as the "Pitts
burg of the West," and should Tesla suc
ceed at Niagara Falls in making steel from
iron ore by electricity, as he says he will
soon, the Montana metropolis will become
one of the great industrial cities of the
Northwest, with its contiguous coal, iron
and silver mines.
"Will not the Canadian Pacific be a dan
gerous competitor?" he was asked.
"Not in the least," answered Mr. Hill.
"We can compete with any transcontinen
tal line in the matter of fast time. We have
nothing to fear from Canada."
Speaking of the proposed new line of
steamships between japan and the Pacific
Coast, Mr. Hill said:
"Now that the war between China and
Japan is virtually over, I expect there will
be a big industrial development in those
two nations, and the United States will
have as a consequence a good deal of busi
vith them. If such a line of steam
ships is established it will have to have
::ips for fast service, like the Atlantic
liners, and of course that would take some
time, but it will come."
••V.'liat is the feeling toward American
railways in Europe?"
"The present European buying seems to
me t<> be the result of investors having
more funds on hand than they know what
to do with. There has been over-specula
tion in Africa, and a great many millions
sterling have been made in Africa in
mining enterp ises; here the people are
looking for |' : aces to invest their profits.
It is very difficult to get good European
so they are driven somewhat
reluctautl; to invest in our stocks and
1 'f course this does not apply to
Amexioan securities that have always
well, but to those that have been
niure or less questioned by investors. Un
less .\!i:'.-rican properties are better man
a.'d and more closely economized, Europe
will discount them in the future. We have
pr:t to establish a character for economic
ad ministration if we want foreign invest
ors to take up our securities."
"What is the industrial situation across
"The industrial situation is not picking
up by any means," replied Mr. Hill. "The
silk business has gone to China. The most
active business in England is the manu
facture and sale of machinery on orders
principally from Eastern nations like
Japan and India, which are now manu
facturers and producers of goods which
England has long held a monopoly. China
and India are becoming great and im
portant factors in the textile world. The
peace between Japan and China will open
the way to great efforts on the part of
those countries to compete with European
ALTOELD TAKES A HAND.
Attempts to Save from Justice a Default
ing Treasurer's Accomplice.
HURON, S. D., May 19.— Governor Alt
geld of Illinois has taken a hand in the
Benedict affair that aroused so much inter
est in South Dakota. Governor Sheldon
received from Aitgeld a telegram saying he
had heard that Benedict, for whose extra
dition he had granted a requisition on the
charge of larceny, had been acquitted on
that ground and was about to be tried on a
charge of conspiracy to defraud the State,
and calling the attention of the Governor
to the fact that he (Altgeld) believed this
would be a violation of the laws governing i
Governor Sheldon has replied at length,
setting forth all the facts of Benedict's con
nection with defrauding Treasurer Taylor,
his presence with the latter in the bank in
Chicago when the money was drawn, etc.,
the conveyance by Taylor to Benedict of a
large amount of property for the consider
ation of $1 and the various other points
brought out in the course of the investiga
tion, with the fact that the officials of the
Rtate believed Benedict to have beenincon
v. ill Taylor, and adds:
''In >h absence of a decision which jus
ti.c learly the action of the State in this
an it be possible that the State can
be Btopped from arresting and trying a
person of this kind? Must all the rights
of an individual be so jealously guarded
and the St:ite- forbidden to protect itself
simply b<.cau.-e it is a State?"
FJJiXI) Vl* OX BY MIXERS.
Major Htmnmm* Statement of the Trouble
<n Wv.it Hrqinia.
POCAHONTAS, Va., May 10.-The fol
lowing written statement has been given
:•> the Associated Press representatives at
Pocaliontas by Major Simons. Commander
of the Virginia troops, in reply to Gov
ernor McCorkie'a statement:
'•In reference to the statement of Gover
nor McCorkle that great injustice had been
done the West Virginia miners by charg
ing them with Bring on our pickets, I
will Mate the facts in the ca.se:
"On the night of the Bth, the officer in
command reported that his sentinel was
fired on sis times. The offloer in com
mand of the same post reported having
b«en nred on nneen times on the night of
the 17th, and that two of his sentinels nar
rowiy escaped being shot.
"in the Jast two instances I was within
hearing of the shots, which were fired
from the adjacent hilb toward the West
Virginia side. We have not interfered
with the West Virginia men in any way
except to prevent their interference with
the men who were disposed to work in the
"I am of the opinion that but for the
presence of the military the Virginia mines
would not have been permitted to continue
operations and that there would have been
bloodshed and destruction of property."
8 EXT THROUGH TO LIVERPOOL.
Aew York J\© Longer Has Control of the
Export Grain Trade.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 10.-The small
ness of the grain traffic of the Erie Canal
is the subject of considerable comment in
Produce Exchange circles. Some members
of the body named say they are forced to
the conclusion that the city no longer has
control of the export grain trade of the
country. The reason is alleged to be that
the railroads have made through rates on
grain from the West, and it is proposed to
have grain delivered in Liverpool from
Western interior shipping points on a
through freight bill at a rate even lower
than the same grain could be delivered in
store at this port. One member is quoted
as saying :
"This port is discriminated against by
the railroads on rates of through freights.
The terminal charges on grain are higher
th nat any other port. One great handi
cap to our trade here which other ports are
free from is the double handling of grain
received by rail ; that is, it must be trans
ferred to lighters from cars and re-elevated
aboard ships. Vessels are practically pro
hibited from loading grain alongside rail
elevators under an extra charge of 1 cent
per bushel. 1 '
AMERICA'S IN PRODUCT.
Report of an Expert Shows the
Output to Be Steadily
Michigan Leads In the Amount of
Production and the Value
of the Ore.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.— Mr.
John Berkenbine, the iron-ore expert of
Philadelphia, has prepared for the di
vision of mineral resources of the United
States Geological Survey an exhaustive re
port of the iron-ore resources of the world,
in which the production of iron ore in
1894 is estimated at about 52,500,000 long
The portion of the report relating to the
United States shows the total production
of iron ore in this country in 1894 was
11,879.679 long tons of 2240 pounds, as
compared with 11,587.629 long tons in 1893.
This is an increase of about 1% per cent.
This production is only 73 per cent of the
maximum production of the United States,
namely: 16,296,666 long tons, which was
the output in 1892, but is slightly greater
than 1893, the proportion in that year
being 71 per cent of 1892, showing a re
markable falling off. The falling off is
further shown by the statement that the
average production for the years from 1889
to 1892, inclusive, was 15,260,452 long tons,
while for the last two years it has been
but 11,733,654 long tons, a difference of
Of the classes of iron ore mined the red
hematite continues to be the leading vari
ety, being 79 per cent of the total produc
tion, brown hematite, magnetic and
carbonite following in the order named,
the last being only about three-fourths of
1 per cent of the total product.
The number of blast furnaces in opera
tion also shows an increase over 1893. The
number in blast at the close of 1893 was
137; at the close of 1894, 185.
Twenty-four States produced iron ore in
1894, ranging in amount from 4,419,074 tons
in Michigan to 7915 tons in Maryland.
Most of the increase in production was in
the Lake Superior region, Minnesota show
ing the greatest increase, from 1,499,927
in 1893 to 2,960,463 tons in 1894, ranking
second among the iron-producing States,
while in 1893 she was third. Michigan
continues to be the largest producer, hold
ing this rank for six years; Alabama is
third, Virginia fourth and Pennsylvania
In spite of the increase in production
noted the total value of the product was
but $13,577,325 or $1 14 a ton, as compared
with $19,265,973 or $1 60 a ton in 1893.
Michigan also leads the country in the
value of her iron ores. In 1894 they were
worth $5,844,955, while Texas foots the list
with a value of $11,521.
WOMEN WILL PREACH.
A Feature of the W. C. T. U. Conven
tion in London.
LONDON, Eng., May 19.-A feature of
the third biennial council of the World's
W. C. T. U. and the nineteenth council of
the British Woman's Temperance Associa
tion is to be the preaching in pulpits of
different denominations by women. Among
the churches in which women have
been invited to speak are three of the best
known churches in the world, among what
are called- in England 'Nonconformists."
These are Spurgeon's Tabernacle, the City
Temple (Dr. Parker's) and the Western
City Road Chapel.
Miss Jessie Ackerman and Mrs. Helen
W. Barkel. who are Baptists, Miss Clara
Hoffman, who is a Congregationalism Miss
Kate L. Stevens, who is a Methodist, with
Mrs. Wheeler and Rev. Kate Bushnell will
occupy those three representative pulpits.
Lady Henry Somerset and Miss Willard
are to speak in the City Temple tit 3:30
o'clock on June 16, the day preceding the
great convention. Miss Lillian Phelps of
Canada will also speak in some prominent
church on that day.
Train- Jiobbem to Be Shot Without the
formality of a Trial.
CITY OF MEXICO, Mex., May 19.-
The bill which has just passed the Na
tional Congress here regulatin.' the man
ner in which train-robbers will hereafter
be dealt with in Mexico, provides:
"If, during the assault of any train,
there should result a case of robbery or
death of one or more passengers, the crim
inals, if apprehended, will then and there
be condemned to suffer the death penalty
without any other formality than the
drafting of the minutes regarding the exe
cution by the officers in charge of the
forces effecting their capture. Those
whose capture shall not be made at the
moment of the commission of the crime
will be tried by the authorities most adja
cent to the spot, of their apprehension in
the peremptory period of fifteen days and
be made to suffer the death penalty."
Death of General Fietden.
LONDON, Eng.. May 19.— Lieutenant-
General Randal Joseph Fielden, Conserva
tive member of Parliament for Chorley,
North Lancashire, is dead. He sat for Lan
cashire, north, from ISSO to 1885, and for
Chorley since. His election from there was
unopposed. He was opposed even to the
consideration of the question of home rule
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, MAY 20, 1895.
RESULTS OF THE WAR.
Japan Is Now Turning
Its Attention to
TRADE WITH CHINESE.
Markets of the Celestial King
dom Will Be Invaded by the
SLAUGHTER OF TONG HAKS.
Severe Measures Adopted by the
Government In Suppressing
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.— The
latest budgets of mail received at the
Japanese, Chinese and Korean legations at
Washington give much space to the
changed conditions resulting from the war.
Lord Li, son of Li Hung Chang, is ex
pected to be the new Chinese Minister to
Japan. The peace settlement will soon be
followed by a restoration of diplomatic
Mr. Otori. now a member of the Japanese
Privy Council, is mentioned as a probable
Minister to China. He was formerly Min
ister to China and knows the country
thoroughly. In an interview Mr. Otori
says that, the Japanese having acquired
commercial access to China, it will need
much tact to carry on trade with the Chi
nese. He says British merchants have
already pretty well occupied Southern
China, which is the Dest field, so that the
Japanese had better turn their attention
to the northern country, where the mar
kets are comparatively untouched, al
though they supply millions of natives.
He gives all the details of the Chinese
trade, showing, among other things, that
the natives never pay cash for goods. They
are scrupulously honest, and have their
regular paydays on May 5, July 15 and
December 13. The talk in Japan shows
the conquests by its armies are to be fol
lowed by an equally vigorous commercial
campaign by the merchants.
Korea has passed through troublous times
of late. The Foreign Ministers fearea vii
outbreak and armed guards were stationed
at all legations. There were thirty United
States marines with Minister Sill at Seoul.
Now quiet has been restored and the armed
The trouble followed the rebellion of the
I Tong Haks. In suppressing them the Gov
ernment used great severity. A traveler
I lately returned frem the disturbed districts
reports that wherever he went he saw
| houses burned down, corpses of murdered
j people and towns desolated and abandoned.
j This brought on a mob agitation which
: threatened Seoul and led to the armed de
fense of the legations. The authorities at
Seoul are trying the ringleaders, and there
j is a liability that they will be decapitated.
The loan of 3,000,000 yen which Japan
made to Korea in order to put the country
on its feet has begun to be paid. Half a
million was paid over the first of last
month and the remaining 2,500,000 is sub
ject to call by Korea.
The Japanese are looking over the pos
sessions they have recently acquired. A
large force of expert surveyors are at work
in and around Port Arthur, with the pur
pose of finishing the survey by July, al
though these plans may be altered, now
that the permanent possession of Port
Arthur has been given up on account of
the protests of European powers.
The investigation as to the islands of
Formosa and the Pescadores has not been
encouraging. The Chinese natives on the
Pascadores seem to be a race of blind
people, about half of them groping about
unable to see. The place is almost a solid
mass of coral. It is used for building
houses, etc., giving a beautiful red appear
ance to everything, which, however, is
offset by the absence of trees or verdure
from the soil and by the blindness every
Formosa gives better prospects and al
ready capital is being invested to put in
large sugar refineries, which will, it is
said, add a new element to the world's
THE CHINESE INDEMNITY.
No Trouble Will Be Had in Raising the
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.— A care
ful compilation of the figures of the Chi
nese national debt shows that at the pres
ent moment it only aggregates about
£10,000,000, a sum insignificant in view of
i the great resources of the nation.
The first ioan was made in 1875, and
since that date there have been various
issues, mostly for small amounts. The
rate of interest on the loan varies consider
| ably, probably owing to the different char
i acter of the security offered, but the high
-1 est figure is 10 per cent, and it may be
| significant that the last, made during the
i pendency of the war last year, was placed
!as low as 7 per cent. Most of these lo.ans
j were paid to the Chinese in silver, but in
i only two instances is it stipulated that
I they shall be repaid in the same metal
■ and the balance must be refunded in gold.
In view of this small floating debt it is
believed here the Cninese will have no
difficulty in raising the entire amount of
the indemnity to few paid to Japan at a low
rate of interest, the Chinese taking silver
and paying the loan off in gold.
XA Hung Chana'* Ann Honored.
LONDON, E.vg., May 10— The Times to
morrow will publish a dispatch from Tien
tsin which says that Li Tien Fang, son of
Li Hung Chang, has been appointed a
committee to hand over the island of For
mosa to Japan.
BORN IX THE WHITE HOUSE.
Death of the Only Male I'erson Who
Enjoyed That Distinction.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.— The
only male person ever born in the White
House, Robert Tyler Jones, a grandson of
President Tyler, is dead in this city.
Jones was the son of Mary Tyler Jones,
the eldest and favorite daughter of the
President. He served in the Confederate
army as a captain and was a brave and
faithful soldier. In later years he was
employed in the Treasury Department.
Since his retirement from that position he
has had practically no employment.
CARLISLE; OX JPIXAXCJSB.
The Secretary to Enlighten Southerner*
on His Gold. Policy.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.-Becre
tary of the Treasury Carlisle and p.irty left
Washington at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon
over the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad for
the South, where the Secretary is to make
several addresses in support of his money
The party will reach Covington, Ky., to
rn irrow morning, and in the evening Sec
r-tary Carlisle will speaK at the rink.
Thursday afternoon he will speak at the
convention of "sound moneyites" at Mem
phis. The following Saturday afternoon
he will make an address at Bowling Green,
Ky., and will then go direct to Louisville.
He will speak in Louisville on the follow
ing Tuesday. His return to Washington
will be made the Wednesday after.
Waller's Mephew in Washington.
WASHINGTON. D. C, May 19.-Paul
Bray, the nephew of ex-Consul Waller,
who arrived in New York yesterday, is
now in Washington. To-day he saw As
sistant Secretary Uhl of the State Depart
ment, to whom he told his story. Mr. Uhl
declined to give the press anything con
cerning the matter.
Collector Wise at the Cantt.nl..
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.-Collec
tor of Customs Wise of San Francisco ar
rived here to-aay. He states he is here
simply to look after the routine business
of his office.
Secretary Greahatn>s Condition.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.—Secre
tary Gresham had a quiet, restful day.
Representative Hitt's condition to-day
was the best since his illness.
LIGHT FOR THE PERSIANS
Splendid Work Done In the
Missionary Schools of
Minister McDonald's Report of the
Commencement Exercises That
Recently Took Place.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 19.— 1n a
dispatch to the State Department from
Teheran, April 10, Minister McDonald
gives an interesting account of the work of
the American missionary schools in that
He states that he had the pleasure, by
special invitation, on the 9th of April of
attending the commencement exercises at
the school for boys of the American Mis
sion for Teheran, of which Rev. S. Law
rence Ward is principal. The exercises
took place in the American Church, which
was filled with an assemblage of both
natives and foreigners. Mr. McDonald oc
cupied a seat on the platform, and a repre
sentative of the Shah's college was present
and made a brief speech of commendation
of the school. The Rev. Messrs. Potter
and Styns also took part in the proceed
"The exercises," said Mr. McDonald,
"were such as take place at an American
school of high grade. Speeches in four
languages were made by the several honor
graduates — in Persian, Armenian, French
and English. The young men spoke with
perfect ease and fluency. The branches
taught in the school are the languages
already named, with Arabic and Hebrew
added; arithmatic, Persian and European;
algebra, bookkeeping, geography, general
history, etc. There are over 100 students
and nine teachers. Some of the pupils are
assisted in their living expenses."
There were twenty-two graduates. The
school, in Mr. McDonald's opinion, is
doing much good, and he described it as
being "not the least of the praiseworthy
works carried on by the disinterested
Americans in Teheran." The Shah has
visited it in person and commends it.
A girls' school, conducted in a like man
ner, is regarded by Mr. McDonald as being
equally worthy of praise. In it the pupils
receive board and lodgings, either free or
at nominal rates, and the "excellent ladies
in charge are devoting themselves nobly to
a laudable work; girls are sent out by
them every year fit to support themselves
or to become ornaments of society."
Minister McDonald also makes mention
of the American hospital in charge of Dr.
J. G. Wiseard, which he says, is a splendid
charity in high favor with both Govern
ment and people. The hospital has like
wise received the commendations of the
"At all the missionary stations in Per
sia," adds Mr. McDonald, "I believe there
are similar institutions encaged in the
same ends, not to speak of tne faithful
and zealous labors in behalf of the spread
of the Christian religion by the mission
SUED BY A CHORUS GIRL
The Hon. Dudley Churchill
in a Scandal.
Damages for Breach of Promise
Demanded by "Birdie"
LONDON, Eng., May 19.— 1f the case of
Miss "Birdie" Sutherland, the chorus girl
in the Gaiety Theater, against the Hon.
Dudley Churchill Marjoribanks.Jeldest son
of Baron Tweedmouth, for oreach of prom
ise, ever comes into court, it will be the
most sensational trial since Miss For
tesque, the actress, won £10,000 from Lord
Garmoyle on a similar charge.
Miss Sutherland is very handsome, be
ing nearly six feet tall and only 18 years
old. Her real name is Annie Louise Wat
kins, first met the Hon. Dudley
Marjoribanks at the Prince of Wales Club.
It was a case of love at tirst sight. He pro
posed and was accepted.
When his parents learned of the affair
they were very much disturbed. Mr.
Marjoribauks went to Canada with his
mother on a visit to the Earl of Aberdeen,
Governor-General of Canada. The young
man did not return with his mother to
England, but remained in Canada, and the
match was broken of!.
Miss Sutherland then placed the case in
the hands of a well-known theatrical
lawyer, who retained in her behalf Sir
Edward Clarke, who defended Oscar Wilde,
in his recent trial. Mr. C. F. Gill, who ap
peared against Wilde on behalf of the
Treasury and various other legul talent,
has also been retained.
Hoia . r- Repulsed.
PARIS, I'KaxE. May 19.— A dispatch
from Majanea, Madagascar, says:
The first battalion >t the Colonial Regi
ment had a sharp fight with a large body
of Hovas near Maruvuay. The Hovas fled
at the point of the bayonet, leaving sixty
dead and wounded. There were thirteen
of the French wounded. The French then
occupied the Hova camp.
Death of a Xrwfoundland Statesman.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., May 19.— Moses Mon
roe, one of the most distin uisher o New
foundland's statesmen, an ex-meniuer cf
the State Legislative Council, nru! ' -
gate to the British Parliament on French
shore questions, died this morning.
CUBANS DRIVEN BACK
Heavy Loss in a Battle
With the Regulars
SEVEN HUNDRED FALL.
An Attack on Joviato Results
Disastrously to the Rebel
CAMPOS CALLS FOIL TROOPS.
Spanish Soldiers on the Island Fall
Victims to the Ravages of
TAMPA, Fla., May 19.— The Plant
steamship Cuba to-night brings reports of
an engagement on the 12th near Joviato.
The Spanish papers say 2000 Cubans at
tacked the city. The Cubans are said to
have opened a general fire from three sides
on the Spaniards, who retreated, sending
eighty men to another station for re-en
forcements. When these arrived the
The Cuban loss is placed at 700. The
Spanish lost twelve soldiers, one priest,
Dr. Ruiz the physician, and Lieutenant-
Colonel Joaquin Bosch.
Cubans discredit the story, saying that
Major Robles, second chief of the Spanish
column, has asked to be decorated with the
cross of San Fernando. To deserve this
decoration, by army laws, one must fight
against triple his force, sustain the battle
fora number of hours, aud lose at least
two-thirds of his force in killed and
wounded. Therefore the Spanish loss, ac
cording to Robles' claim, must necessarily
A passenger arriving states that the
Spanish troops are sick and dying. Cam
pos has called for more troops. Campos
saw Havana merchants regarding the
issue of paper money similar to the last
revolution issue, but the merchants refuse
to use it.
QVESA.HA. MAY COMMAND.
■He Is Asked, to Take the Leadership of
the Insurgent Forces.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 20.-A local
paper says General Quesada, who landed
yesterday from the steamship Philadelphia,
is at the Fifth-avenue Hotel. The general
says the insurgents have offered to him the
command of all the insurgent forces, pro
viding he will join them and accept the
He has this offer under serious consid
eration, and it is possible that he will dis
appear quietly in a few days, and that the
next the country will hear of him will be
of his safe arrival inside the lines of the
insurgents. It is known he received much
encouragement from leading Cubans in
this city, but from whom it is impossible
This will not be his first military posi
tion in Cuba. At a previous insurrection
he led the largest body of soldiers to the
island ever landed. He fought under
President Juarez of Mexico against Maxi
milian and his sword has been unsheathed
a number of times. His movements will
be watched with interest by the Spanish
REUNION OF CONFEDERATES.
Warriors of the Gray Gathering in lum
bers at Houston, Tex.
HOUSTON, Tex., May 19.— Every train
arriving since last night has brought in
military men, and there are now in camp
at Camp Culberson twenty-five companies,
besides a battery of regulars and a United
States mounted band from San Antonio.
General Stephen D. Lee arrived last night
and General Joe Wheeler will arrive in the
morning. There will be a grand military
parade to-morrow of State troops and
United States regulars.
On Wednesday the Confederate reunion
proper begins. One of the features of that
day will be a decorated procession to escort
Mi>s Winnie Davis and sister to the audi
torium, where they will be formally wel
comed. These ladies will be tendered sev
eral receptions. Sponsors and maids of
honor to the number of 1000 will have daily
receptions at the Light Guard Armory.
Governor Culberson will welcome the
United Confederate Veterans, General J.
B. Gordon, commander in chief, respond
ing, and on Friday there will be a parade
of the Confederate veterans.
HOTEL MEN ELECT OFFICERS.
Los Angeles Is Selected as the A'ext Place
CHICAGO, 111., May 19.— Officers of the
National Hotel Men's Association were
elected by the directors at a meeting here
last night, as follows:
President, Benjamin H. Lark of Sprinsr
Lake, Nl J.; vice-president, John W.
Lynch of Los Angeles, Cal. ; secretary and
treasurer. Walter Barnes of Chicago. The
directors are: Charles H. Hilton, L. E.
Howard, Jewett Wilcox, F. W. Rice, E. S.
Penny, H. J. Bonn, W. H. Worth and T.
G. Sherman, all of Chicajro.
The next meeting of the association will
be held at Los Angeles, Cal.
Catholics Celebrate, at Dubuquc.
DUBUQUE, lowa, May 19.— The third
annual convention of the Luxeni berg and
Central Society of the United States com
menced here to-day. The programme in
cludes a parade of several thousand mem
bers of Catholic societies, high mass by
Bishop Schebach of La Crosse and a ser
mon by Rev R. Willmes of Milwaukee. In
the afternoon a statue was dedicated with
appropriate exercises. This evening Bishop
Schebach of La Crosse delivered an ad
dress. Regular business meetings will
begin Monday and continue Tuesday.
Ordered to Suspend Publication.
PAWHUSKA, 0. T., May 19.— Colonel
H. B. Freeman, the Osage Indian agent,
yesterday ordered the stoppage of the pub
lication of the Wahshahshe News, the
newspaper at this place. The News has
been making a fight on the agent for hi -
methods in regard to the confiscation of
the lumber force and the stoppage of the
construction of the bridge across the Ar
kansas River at Blackburn, 0. T. It is sup
posed that Freeman will order Mr. Tinker
to move the paper off the reservation.
Killed by an Assassin.
VINCENNES. Ind., May 19. — Mose
Latta was assassinated just after he had
left the home of Miss Agnes Conlin, his
betrothed sweetheart, in North Vincennes,
Odd Fellows Invade Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., May 19. - All
this city is arrayed in bright colors in
honor of the Odd Fellows' convention,
which practically began to-day. The pur
pose of the assemblage is the dedication
of the new temple at Broad and Cherry
streets on Tuesday next. Over 100,000
visitors from other cities are expected.
Celebrating the Czar's Birthday.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 19.— The cele
bration of the birthday of the Czar of
Russia was continued to-day with even
more show and festivity than on Saturday.
In the house occupied by the Russian
people of the city as a church there were
two services, the one at 10 a. m. being high
mass, the other be.ing vespers. Both were
celebrated by Bishop Nicholas.
Wined Hut Int I ire
COLUMBIA, S. C, May 19.— A special to
the Register says :
The oldest business block in Bennett
ville, S. C, was burned this morning,
seven stores being burned. Loss $75,000.
Rejoicing in Hoke Smith's Bom*.
ATHENS, Ga., May 19.— Secretary
Smith reached Athens to-day, and met a
new baby girl.
Wrecked on the Red Sea.
JIDDAH, Arabia, May 19.— A Turkish
pilgrim steamer carrying Mahommedan
pilgrims going to Mecca was wrecked on
the Red Sea to-day. There were 700 per
sons on board, all of whom were saved.
Riota at Antwerp.
ANTWERP, Belgium, May 19.— A col
lision of some Catholic societies with the
Liberal associations occurred this after
noon, and the police were obliged to charge
the mob. Many arrests were made.
EARTHQUAKES IN ITALY
Scores of Buildings Razed and
Their Occupants Buried
in the Ruins.
At San Martino a Church Is De
molished While Filled With
FLORENCE, Italy, May 19.— The earth
quake which occurred here at 9 o'clock last
evening has proved more serious than it
seemed at first. Thousands of people spent
Saturday night in the streets, and a second
shock at 11 o'clock increased a thousand
fold the first alarm.
Similar events occurred at Baris, near
here. The casualities there included four
deaths and many injured. Numbers of
houses were badly cracked.
Other villages in the vicinity suffered
still worse damage. At Grassina forty
houses were wrecked. At La Paggi several
buildings fell, and three persons were en
tombed. The church at San Martino was
destroyed while full of worshipers. Sev
eral persons were crushed to death in the
ruins. Many who were wounded are still
in the ruins. The villages of Gallezzo and
Gambino were badly damaged.
The Prince of Naples and a corps of en
gineers have gone to these villages to aid
in the work of rescue.
LONDON, Exc, May 19.— The Stand
ard's dispatch from Vienna says the earth
quake was also felt in Moravia, Southern
Hungary and Dalmatia and also at Lai
bach, where hardly a day now passes with
out one or two shocks being felt. Serious
earthquakes have also been felt in the
Death of a Famous Banker.
FRANKFORT, Prussia, May 19.— John
Speyer, the banker, is dead.
LATE SPORTING EVENTS
The Winners Are Picked In
the Olympic Swimming
Max Jaques Made His Bicycle Trip
From New Orleans In Sixty
The swimming tournament at the Olym
pic Club Tuesday evening promises to be a
very interesting event.
There will be a lively contest over the
John Lind special medal for fancy diving,
and the wise ones are already picking out
the winners in the several feats.
F. Cravel is thought to have strings on
the 50-yard maiden race and also on the
The breast-stroke race, it is thought, will
go to either Krelling or Wheaton. Both
are expert in the stroke which gives its
name to this race.
Pape is said to have the quarter-mile
race sure. It is one of those things which
in sporting parlance is sometimes called
J. P. Jackson is the favorite for the fancy
diving, with McComb and Wheaton a close
second and third. Jackson dees the most
difficult diving among the members of the
There are to be six dives, go as you
please — the somersault, somersault and a
half, the corkscrew dive, cut-off from the
gallery dive and a back dive from the gal
There will be five dives, "go as you
please," for the special Lind medal.
W. J. Kennedy has completely reorgan
ized the Olympic baseball nine, and claims
for the club the strongest nine on the
coast. He has retained the old battery,
O'Kane and Waldon, but the other posi
tions have been rearranged. Fallensbee
plays first base, Beckett second, Monahan
shortstop, Corbett third base, Gimmel left
field, Shean center field, Cosgrave right
rield. If circumstances are propitious
Manager Kennedy will take his nine to
Portland and Denver during the season.
The first game to be played by the reor
ganized team will be with tlie Alliance
club of Oakland next Sunday. If suitable
grounds can be secured the game will
probably come off in San Rafael.
At the boxing tournament on the night
of the 28th inst. four or live good ex
hibitions out of the six contests are as
sured. The men are in good training and
some lively work is expected.
Herman Oelrichs has promised to be the
patron of a tournanient heid later in the
season and will furnish several handsome
trophies, providing the club will give it
the title of the "Oelrichs Tournament."
The offer will no doubt be accepted.
Wax Jaques of Warsaw, In<i., who is
making the tour of the United States on
his wheel for a wager of $5000, will leave
for Portland Tuesday or Wednesday. He
arrived from New Orleans Friday evening,
having left there on March 14. He is to
make the trip on the money he is able to
earn along the route. As is usual with
such wagers he will lose his time as well
as the stakes if he accepts donations or
ask 3 for assistance. He says he has had
no serious trouble so far, though he "went
broke" twice. Each time he was among
the Mexicans on the frontier of Texas.
He is 20 years of age and the son of a re
tired capitalist of Warsaw. His average
daily expenses are |1 50, which he earns
any way he can.
The production o; aluminum has in
creased from 150 pounds in 1884 to 339,629
pounds last year. During the time the
price has dropped from $9 a pound to about
CUT DOWN BY REBELS
Slaughter of Mexican
Trooos by Chihua
NATIVES WIN THE DAY.
The Small Force Sent to Quell
Them Is Almost Wholly
TWENTY SURVEYORS SLAIN.
The Appointment of an American to
Settle Boundaries Leads to
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 19.-A special
from El Paso, Tex., says: Information
has been received here of a bloody revolt
which took place in a settlement between
Guadaloupe Oalva and Varvagama, in the
State of Chihuahua, Mexico, a few dayg
The trouble began when the natives
living in the district attacked a surveying
party under Captain Morrison and killed
twenty of the party. The affair was re
ported to the commander of the Mexican
troops at Parrat, who immediately started
a detachment of 100 men to the scene.
Lajt Wednesday the troops were assaulted
by the natives, and retreating, left half
of their dead and wounded on the battle
The appointment of the American, Mor
rison, '.to survey Government land, which
is now occupied by native farmers, caused
the trouble. Morrison was to receive a
certain portion of the lands for bis work.
The natives number about 2000 men, living
in a district surrounded by mountains.
Troops have been ordered from Chihuahua
to quell the revolt. Morrison escaped.
GANGS OF BOY BURGLARS
The Hayes Valley Contingent
Has a Long Record to
The Quartet Committed Twenty-
Two Burglaries During the
Past Four Weeks.
The Hayes Valley gang of boy burglars
who were arrested by Policemen Harry
Reynolds and J. T. Donovan were booked
at the City Prison yesterday. There were
four in the gang an^ their ages ranged
from 14 to 17 years. They are sons of re
spectable parents, and their names are
Joseph Hess, Thomas Lawler, Frank Coo
ney, alias Smith, and Hugo Forrest.
Within the past four weeks they have
committed no less than twenty-two bur
glaries in the following places: 902 Eddy
street, corner of Turk and Gough ; 2489
Jackson street, corner of Bush and Hyde;
Pierce and McAllister; Grand View
Hotel, Pine street, between Polk and
Van Ness avenue, corner of Franklin and
Bush streets; hotel on Bush and Stockton
streets; 027 Pine street, corner of Van Ness
and Ash avenues; Van Ness avenue, be
tween Geary and O'Farrell streets; 2202
Jackson street, 2628 Steinor ureet, 1615
Lyon street, 841 Post street, corner of Jack
son and Pierce streets, 2444 .lackson street
23:*4 Devisadero street, 1935 Pacific avenue,
20U1 California street and 21U1 Webster
In the house on Van Ness avenue they
tore up $1600 worth of mining stock when
they found it was not preen backs, as they
expected. With the $45 stolen from the
house on Pierce and McAllister streets two
of them bought new suits of clothes. As a
rule they hunted for money and when
they did not find any they took articles of
trifling value, which they could readily
sell to other boys.
Reynolds and Donovan have recovered a
lot of old coins, stamps, two watches, a
ring, two pairs of trousers, silk handker
chiefs, stockings, neckties, two scarfpins
and a purse.
The officers also arrested two other boys
on Saturday. James Brown was caught
begging at a house on Leavenworth street,
near Filbert. When searched a skeleton
key and other burglars' tools -were found
in his pockets and he was charged with
carrying burglars' tools. Edward Reniager
was arrested while sneaking through the
back yards of houses on Jackson street,
near Fillmore, and was booked for va-
Of the six boy^ three of them, Lawler,
Brown and Reniager, are ex-messenger
boys. Cooney, alias Smith, has already
served three years in the Whittier Reform-
This is the third gang that Reynolds
and Donovan have broken up within the
past four months. They have arrested
thirteen boys and five young men, all of
whom operated in the "Western Addition.
And they say they are not done yet.
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