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the ill-fated Colima, and the idea of her
going down in the open sea is quite in ac
cord with it. Among those who hold to
the idea that some accident to her ma
chinery has been the cause of the disaster
is Mrs. K. P. Schwerin, wife of the manager
of the company. The inspectors say, how
ever, that the engines were in almost per
fect condition when they were inspected
recently, but then there may be defects in
a piece of machinery which are undiscov
erable until they cause a serious accident.
The coast where the Colima went down
is not a stormy one, particularly at this
time of the year, nor is it at all foggy. Pro
fessor Davidson of the Geodetic Survey has
been ail over it and has studied it, and he
says that the only regular storms of par
ticular severity are the "whiplashes."
They come up from the sonth following
the coast and go shrieking up into the Gulf
They are not due, however, until the
end of August, and he is unwilling to be
lieve that it was one of these storms which
Ikis caused her wreck. Neither is the coast
afflicted with fogs 'at this time, for a fog
there now is unusual enough to cause gen
eral mention among coast captains and
signal service men.
The idea was also advanced that some
great seismic disturbance had caused a
huge tidal wave to go plunging westward
over the ocean, and that this, catching the
steamer broadMde on, had rolled her com
pletely over. As the volcano Colima is
jlUt now in active eruption and is near the
coast off which the steamer is supposed to
have gone down, the report was at first
given some credence. It is almost im
possible, however, that such should be the
fact. A tidal wave, of whatever height
and running at whatever speed, is not a
straight wall of water.
Its forward edge slopes backward to its
greatest height, and a ship can ride over
it unless caught against a shore.
There are so many things, however,
which will send a ship to the bottom, even
though she be of the stanchest, that noth
ing more than a guess at what might have
happened is possible.
It is said that the steamer was in almost
perfect condition as to hull and boilers
only a short time ago; in fact, just before
Btartedon this fatal trip she was on
the dock for repairs. Yet the same was
said of the Columbia, now upon the dry
dock of tt:e Union Iron "Works, and the
bottom plates, which are being replaced
upon the hull, were so thin that a blow
with a crowbar would send it through
The Columbia is fifteen years old Jand
has been doing duty in Columbia River
waters and over the bar for nearly that
time. The shifting sands of that locality
fill the water with gritty particles and
these have literally worn the bottom plates
away, so it is necessary to put in an en
tirely new keel and two rows of plates on
each side of it. This state of the plates
was not discovered even after the Colum
bia was on the dock. It was only when
' the wo:kmen took crowbars to breakout
the cement, with which her bottom is
lined, that they found the crowbars going
through at almost every blow. Before
that ber hull was supposed to have been
< ai'tain Niebaum of the Alaska Com
mereia] Company tells an interesting story
of a somewhat similar condition of a ship's
plates. The old iron ship Constantine,
built in Hamburg, Germany, and then
rive years old, was off the island of Atu,
in the Aleutian chain, one line day when
the sea was as calm as the water in a basin.
Suddenly she commenced to sink.
The officers and crew took to the boats at
once, as she was settling rapidly, and lay
by at a safe distance to see her go down.
She sank five feet and then stopped, and
when the men boarded her again they
fnnnd that four plates from one of her
middle compartments had simply dropped
off. Tbe rivets had rusted through and
had pulled through the hole?. Water
tieht compartments were the only things
which saved the Constantine, yet she was
only five years old. and an inspection a
short time before had resulted in her being
pronounced in excellent condition.
Weak plates may stand a long time in a
I and the fury of the seas may never
find thorn, but at a critical n.oment, when
keeled over by the wind or seas, a weak
ppot is lifted out of the water, a blow from
an advancing wave is likely to drive it in,
and as the ship rolls back she fills and
Such was nearly the fate of the Charles
Wet more, the Brat whaleback which came
to this coast. She had a flat bow and as she
plunged from the crest of the waves into
the hollow beyond the receding seas would
thunder against her iron bows until the
plates were all started. She put into San
Diepo, which luckily was near by, or she
would have filled and gone down.
The brig Fauntk'roy was one time struck
by a cross sea which sprung all her timbers
forward and wrenched her bows until the
Water poured through the seams.
As to the conditions of wind and water
which if present together will send a ship
to the bottom, mariners will tell that they
oft^n occur. A ship driving before a storm
will spring from the top of a wave as a
diver springs from a board, reaching the
hollow she will dip her bows deep into
the water, and then if she has head
way and does not recover quickly the next
wave will sweel over her bows and her
momentum will only serve to drive her
headlong under the surface.
It is supposed that both the Keweenaw
and the Montserrat went down in this
way, for both were heavy laden, and both
when seen last wpre scudding along with
the gale. That the Colima has done this
is not improbable, although no report of
any big storm has been heard of.
Again, there is danger of a vessel getting
in the trough of a heavy sea and being
roiled over. The Escambria, some years
ago, bound out from this port, was caught
in the trough of the breakers on the bar.
She became unmanageable at once, and
within five minutes she turned over and
sank. Should anything happen to a
steamer's engines in a storm and should
she lose steerage way the trough of the
sea is her greatest danger.
COLLIDED 2JV THE JFO6.
The Steamer Xor man Sunk on Lake
ALPENA, Mien., May 31.— Daring a
heavy fog last night the Canadian steamer
Jack and a flatboat loaded with lumber
collided with the steel steamer Norman of
Mcnominee opposite Middle Island. The
Norman sank immediately. The cook,
wheelman and fireman were drowned.
The barge Siscken picked up the rest of
the crew. The Norman was valued at
1200,000, and was insured for $175,000. The
Jack is badly damaged. Tugs have gone
to bring her in.
All Wages Advanced.
JOHNSTOWN. Pa., May 31.— The Cam
bria Iron Company to-day advanced wages
in all departments 10 per cent. This will
increase the payrolls $20,000 a month.
It does not appear that any baking pow
der, when presented in competition with
the Royal, either at the Government tests
or before world's fair juries, has ever re
ceived favor or award over the Royal or
made an equal showing in purity, strength
ALONG THE COAST
Fruit-Growers of Cali
fornia Convene at
GRADUATES OF VALLEJO.
Bees Attack a San Bernardino
Driver and Kill His
A DROWNING AT STOCKTON.
Arrest of An Ex-Convict at Bloom
field for Passing Counterfeit
YUBA CITY, Cal., May 31.— The first
of the series of meetings of the State Hor
ticultural Society in the interior fruit dis
tricts of the State was held here to-day.
Nearly 100 of the leading fruit-growers of
the State were present. Carriages were
furnished by the citizens and the guests
were shown through the orchards in this
vicinity this morning.
The meeting was called to order at 10:30
a. m. by President B. M. Lelong. A paper
on grading and packing of fruits was read
by B. F. Walton of Sutter County. Then
followed an address by B. M. Lelone, a
paper on marketing deciduous fruits by H.
Weinstock of Sacramento, an address on
the outlook of almonds in California by A.
T. Hatch of Suisun, an address on fresh
fruits for shipping, which pays the best,
and how to handle them, by Frank Back
The local horticultural society enter
tained the visitors at lunch, and the after
noon session opened with a paper by N. P.
Chipman of Red Bluff on the future of
fruit-growing in California. Other papers
were read as follows: "Best Fruits to Grow
for Profit," by W. P. Hammon of Biggs;
"Growing Citrus Fruits," by S. S. Boynton
of Oroville; "'Floriculture," by Mrs. R. G.
Kells of Yuba City.
The most important action was the
unanimous adoption, after discussion, of
the following resolutions on the matter of
consolidating auction sales rooms in East
Whereas, We learn that there ir a movement
on foot to establish a rival auction sales room
in the city of New York, thereby perpetuating
the serious evils of the past and defeating the
expressed wishes of the growers; therefore
Resolved, That the fruit-growers and shippers
as?emblod in convention in Yuba City, under
the auspices of the Stat« Horticultural Society,
do hereby protest against any such movement
in the direction of establishing a rival auction
sales room in the New York market, and we
call upon fruit-growers and shippers to stand
by the pledge taken at the November conven
tion, and to withhold their business and their
support from those engaged in the eSort to
defeat the desired end of the fruit-growers.
Members of the High School Clast of '95
\ VALLEJO, Cal.,Muj 31.— Farragut Hall
was crowded this evening to witness the
graduation of the class of '95 from the Val
lejo High School. The members of the
class and the subjects- of their graduating
essays were as follows :
Miss Alice Estelle Kimball, "Life Is What We
ArtUurE. Owens, "The Creator's Works Attest
Birdie E. McEnerney, "Fashion and the
Bernard E. Klotz, "Progress in the Construc
tion of Ships."
Ciarence F. Mead, "Woman Suffrage."
Mitt Dollie Edgecumbe, "The Hour Alter
Twelve la One."
Elwood B. Huston, "Good Government."
Frank E. Powers, "Money."
George E. Roney, "Education and Labor."
Miss Lotta E. Saunders, "What Is a Hero?"
Lester R. Nichols, "Our Capitol."
Miss Marie J. Rubs, "Religion and Its In
Misa Nellie E. Redclan, "Memorial Day."
Walter A. Roney, "Good Roads."
Prior to the presentation of the diplomas
to the graduates an interesting literary and
musical programme was rendered by the
graduates and others, followed by a num
ber of tableaux.
TEA t. A XDED AT TA COXA .
The First of Japan* Aetr Crop itrought
by the Victoria.
TACOMA, Wash., May 31.— The steamer
Victoria brought from Japan the first con
signment of the new crop of tea, consist
ing of 3000 chests. It went East to-day
with 138 bales of silk, valued at $GO,OOO.
The Victoria Drought several tons of fire
crackers for coast points. A peculiar con
signment was ninety pigs of tin from the
mine in the Straits of Malaca, consigned to
a Portland house.
The examination of the thirty-two Chi
nese passengers will begin to-morrow.
Postmaster A. B. Case, who returned on
the Victoria, spent two months in Japan,
and had an important conference with the
Japanese mail authorities regarding the
interchange of mails.
DROWNED AT BTOCKTOS.
H'itliant Olsen of the Steamer T. C. Walker
Loses His Life.
STOCKTON, Cal., May 31.— William
Olsen, the assistant engineer of the steamer
T. C. Walker, was drowned in Stockton
Channel this morning. He was repairing
the stern wheel and either slipped or was
attacked with dizziness and fell into the
water. He could not swim. The body
was found shortly after noon.
Olsen had been employed on the river
boats plying between the city and San
Francisco for many yeais. He was a fire
man on the ferryboat Washoe in early
days. He was 56 years old, unmarried and
a Swede by nativity. It is said he has rel
atives in San Francisco.
STUJfO TO DEATH BT BEES.
A San Bernardino Itriver loiei a Team
and la Hi in.tr lf It, idly Poisoned.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., May 31.— A
remarkable accident occurred this after
noon on the farm of 8. L. Lyon, near
Crafton. One of the farm employes drove
a team near several stands of bees. The
horses were stung and became unman
ageable. They rashed among the hives,
demolishing wagon and harness. One of
the horses was stung to death, and the
other is so poisoned by the stings that he
will not recover. The driver, George
Dodd, was stung in dozens of places.
CAPTUBED AT BLOOXFIBLD.
An Ex-Convict of San Quentin Passes
PETALUMA, Cal., May 31.-Andy John
son was arrested at Bloomlield last night
for passing counterfeit money and brought
to Petaluma. The United States Marshal
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1895.
will take him to San Francisco to-morrow
morning. About ten years ago' Johnson
killed William Boyd and was sentenced to
ten years at San Quentin by the Superior
Court of Sonoma County. He has been
free about two years and a half.
FOR IZXEOAJO BEAZTXG.
Tfie British Government Brings Action
Against the Shelby.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 31.— Hon. C. E.
Pooler, Q.C., a leading lawyer, has been
instructed by the British Government to
take action against the schooner Bhelby,
seized by the United States steamer Cor
win for being in prohibited sealing
grounds with unsealed firearms. It is not
known whether this or illegal sealing will
be the charge, but probably the latter, as
England refused to renew the regulations
regarding the sealing of firearms.
JLOS J,V(J/.i,£.v JLV QUEST.
A Verdict of Suicide Rendered in the
Case of Horace Belden,
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 31.— The in
quest over the body of Horace Belden,
who was found dead yesterday with a bul
let-hole through the head and one through
the heart, and with a pistol in each hand,
was held late this afternoou. The jury
brought in a verdict of suicide, and W, H.
Button, who had been arrested early in the
day on suspicion of having murdered Bel
den, was released.
Fire in a £ureJ:a Restaurant.
EUREKA, Cal., May 31. — Michael
Healey's restaurant was damaged to the
extent of $1500 by fire to-day. The blaze
is supposed to have resulted from a de
fective flue. Healey carried no insurance.
The Contest at Vis alia.
VISALIA, Cal., May 31.— The vote for
Goddess of Liberty to-night stands: Miss
Jennie Ward 3067, Miss Minnie Stevens
2109, Miss Letitia Blake 1797, Miss Maud
Wheat Shipped From Tulare County.
VISALIA, Cal., May 31.— The first car
load of wheat of the season was shipped
from this county to-day. It was loaded at
Terra Bella, and was sent to San Francisco.
An Aeusa Bank Robber Sentenced.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 31.— Elsworth
Myers, convicted of robbing the Azusa
Valley Bank of Azusa, last February, was
sentenced to-day to three years in San
SANTA BARBARA EVENTS
Seamen of the British Vessel
Duke of Argyll Leave
Tenants of the Ellzalde Rancho Ad-
Judged Insolvent— A New
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 31.— The
Duke of Argyll, instead of leaving port this
morning as she intended, pulled out into
the channel and lies there at anchor, while
Captain Golightly has betaken himself to
Los Angeles to secure sailors to fill the
vacancies caused by recent desertions. Two
apprentices yesterday deserted and to-day
cabin-boy Petersen, who was so brutally
cut by the cook last week, was seen wan
dering about the Santa Barbara streets,
and the presumption is that he, too, has
taken informal leave.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 31.—
Ramizzini Brothers, tenants of the famous
Elizalde rancho, in upper Santa Barbara
County, have been adjudged insolvent,
and their entire possessions, including sev
eral hundred head of stock, farming im
plements, standing grain and lease, will be
sold at auction by the Sheriff.
.For a Beet-Sugar Factory.
SANTAt BARBARA, Cal., May 31.—
Editor Dinsmore of the Guadalupe Re
porter has gone north to secure capital for
the establishment of a beet-sugar factory
in Guadalupe Valley, the farmers of that
region having pledged 14,000 acred to beet
JJeath of Mrs. Woods.
SANTA BARBARA, Cat,., May 31.— Mrs.
Hannah Woods of Goleta died in the Cot
tage Hospital this morning.
THE INQUIRY AT PH ŒNIX.
Appointees Swear to Dividing
Their Salaries With Gov
ernor Hughes' Son.
Democrats Claim Every Charge
Against the Executive Has
PHCENIX, Akiz., May 31.— The investi
gation of Governor Hughes will close to-
morrow, after a session of thirty days.
Inspector Duncan left to-night for Tuscon,
while Judge Olive will spend Monday at
Tucson, where testimony will be taken for
Democrats interested claim that every
material charge has been sustained.
Yesterday and to-day Hon. J. C. Herndon,
the Democratic candidate for delegate to
Congress last fall, was before the com
The inquiry has been conducted behind
locked doors, yet much evidence has been
carried out by witnesses who had their
own stenographers present. Some ap
pointees to-day swore they divided their
salary with John T. Hughes, son of and
private secretary to the Governor. A
speedy removal is expected, for it is cur
rently reported that the inspectors are
satisfied that malfeasance in office and in
fidelity to the Democratic party have been
Packing Sonoma Cherries.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May 31. — The
Russian River Packing-house has com
menced packing cherries. One hundred
men are at present employed and the force
will be increased as soon as the fruit
ripens. The cherry crop in Sonoma
County is almost a total failure and will
not be over a tenth as great as last year.
The fruit is bringing 4 cents per pound.
The north wind which has been blowing
the past few days is injuring the crops and
from present indications the output for
the season from Sonoma orchards will be
no greater than last year, with an increase
in area of 2000 acres.
During the past week nineteen carloads
of wine and three carloads of fruit have
been moved from this place. The indica
tions are that there will be a heavy grape
crop. Haying has commenced and the
crop is heavy.
Sold Liquor to Indiana.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May 31.-Frank
Smith, aged 19 years, was arrested yester
day for furnishing liquor to Indians and
the evidence against him is conclusive.
Smith was liberated but a few months ago
from the Whittier Reform School.
TO RULE SANTA CRUZ
The Contest of the
Beauties Will End
MISS GONZALES LEADS.
A Plurality of Five Hundred
Votes Must Be Overcome
to Defeat Her.
AIDED BY SUBURBAN CITIES.
East Santa Cruz to Give an Enter
tainment to Swell the Carni
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May 31.—T0-mor
row at midnight the voting for queen and
maids of honor for the carnival will cease.
The vote for queen at present stands:
Anita Gonzales 1227.
Maud Hohman 720.
Mary Burke 591.
Bessie Haslam 160.
For maids of honor the reault was :
Marian Peck 808.
Josie Turcot 583.
Edith Pixley 417.
Jennie Hughes 368.
Rose Mulhern 275.
Hedwig Buss 258.
Annie Linscott 218.
Minnie Cope 241.
Mabel Chace 220.
Georgie Skinner 168.
An entertainment is to be given in aid of
the Venetian Water Carnival by the East
Santa Cruz Auxiliary in Ladtmand's Hall
to-morrow evening. The people of this
suburb are very enthusiastic and their
floats promise to be one of the features of
The passenger coaches on both the nar
row and broad gauge trains have a neat
decoration in the shape of an advertise
ment for the carnival. It is a white and
yellow sign announcing the carnival and
framed in bamboo scrollwork decorated
with minting of the carnival colors.
The swiftness of the work on the pavilion
is astonishing. To-day the entire frame
was erected. An addition, 50x60 feet, has
been built and will be used as a refresh
The following telegram was received
from H. J. Crocker:
We congratulate you on the event of the
erection of your pavilion. Thanks for your
kind invitation. The committee of the Half
million Club has made arrangements to go to
Santa Cruz in special cars and help celebrate
the great event. We are all coming and in
tend having a good time.
H. J. Crockkh, President Half-million Club.
The following is the programme for the
ball in the pavilion :
Grand march, "Santa Cruz Carnival"
Respectfully dedicated to Mrs. J.
Waltz, "Espana" Waldtenfel
Lancers, "UnUed States Army" Tobaui
Polka (two si^)), "Flower Festival"
. : Roncovieti
Schottische, "Her Golden Hair Was Hang-
Ing Down Her Back" Rosenfeld
Waltz, "The Sidewalks of New York" Beyer
Lancers, "University Songs" Moses
Berlin, "The Popular" Mahood
Waltz, 'The Little Lost Child" Stern
Schottische "The Little Alabama Coons"
(Specially for Union League and Half-million
Maiurka, 'La Czarine" Qanne
Tancers, "My Sweetheart" Laurendeau
Polka (two-step), "Del Monte" Roncovieri
Waltz, "Sobre las Olas" Rosas
Quadrille, "Orpheus" Offenbach
Polka (t\vo-step),"Washington Post" Sousa
Waltz, "Santiago" Corbin
York, "Un Beso" Arrilaga
Spanish dance Selected
Polka, "Bella Bocca" Waldteufel
Medley American Concert Band
The committee is in communication
with Hon. George Perkins and Hon.
Stephen M. White in regard to their se
curing from the Government the use of
500 tents, to be used in case of emergency
for sleeping accommodations. Two thou
sand seven hundred dollars is to be spent
for cots and blankets.
The water-power for the electric foun
tain was tested to-day and water was
thrown 180 feet into the air. One of the
novel street features will be an exact rep
resentatiou of the famous Rialto bridge of
Venice. It will span Pacific avenue and
be the entrance to the carnival grounds. F.
W. Stanton to-day tendered the executive
committee the use of his electric launch
BANTA KAHBARA FIELD DAY.
A Fine Programme of Athletic Events
Carried Out in Fine Style.
BANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 30.—
There was a lield day at the quarter-mile
race track to-day of athletic sports, in
which many of Santa Barbara's best known
young men participated, Fred Pierce
acted as referee, S. W. Candy as clerk of
the course, A. Hawk as announcer, H. C.
Booth as scorer, with H. Altimirano as
starter and Maurice Kittredge, John
Prechel and Louis Amati as timers.
Various prizes were offered, and while
there was but one record broken the affair
was a brilliant success in fulfilling the
utmost expectations of the participants
and spectators, but a serious accident
added a slight touch of gloom to the pre
The first event was a one-mile novice
bicycle race, for which the entries were:
H. S. Sprague of,Carpenteria, I. Spencer,
O. Overaa, R. S.Rourier, O. P. Giddings
and Ed Ruiz of Santa Barbara. Overaa
won, Spencer second, Rourier third. Time,
0. P. Giddings and Fayette Birtch were
the only contestants in the foot race of 100
yards. Birtch won. Time, 11}£ seconds.
Willie Pratt of Ventura, L. Spencer and
Walter Cooley of Santa Barbara competed
in the one-mile bicycle race for boys under
16. Cooley was first. Time, 3 minutes and
G. P. Lopez and Anscele Birtch entered
for the one-mile dash foot race, Birtch
winning in the very respectable time of 5 :50.
The one-mile handicap bicycle race
brought out Louis "Wade of Ventura and
J. Eckhardt of Santa Barbara as scratch
men ; I. Spencer, sixty yards handicap ; 0.
Overaa, fifty yards; E. Hickory, eighty
yards. Wade came in first in 2:32>£, Overaa
second, Eckhardt third.
J. E. Rainey and Cyril Broughton con
tested in the running broad jump, Brough
ton winning with eighteen feet and four
inches, Rainey making eighteen feet.
J. S. Henderson, J. E. Rainey and Cyril
Broughton measured their strength and
skill in the old feat of putting the shot, the
weight being nine pounds instead of the
approved sixteen, owing to the fact that
the former was the heaviest to be obtained.
Ptainey stood first with forty-five feet and
nine inches to his credit; Broughton sec
ond with forty-one feet ; Henderson third,
thirty-eight feet two inches.
In the half-mile scratch bicycle race,
class A, Wade, Eckhardt and Hickory en
tered. Wade first, 1:12 2-5; Eckhardt
C. E. Broughton, O. P. Giddmgs and
Fayette Birtch competed in the foot race,
220-yard dash, Broughton coming in first
in 26 sec, Birtch second and Giddings
The last and most important event on
the programme was the bicycle race, five
mile handicap, J. Eckhardt of Santa Bar
bara and Louis Wade of Ventura being
scratch men, Overaa 220-yard handicap,
and I. Spencer 400 yards. This was closely
contested, Spencer holding the lead till the
fourteenth lap, when Wade caught him.
Meanwhile Eckhardt was trying to over
take Overaa, and at the end of the
eighteenth lap Overaa was thrown vio
lently from his wheel, breaking his collar
bone. It is claimed that Eckhardt crowded
him, an accusation which the latter's
friends deny. Eckhardt won the race in
14 mm. 31 sec.
At the close O. P. (biddings entertained
the spectators with some clever pole vault
ing, scoring ten feet six inches and beating
the Southern California record by one inch.
Cyril Broughton made a record of 41 feet
8 inches in the hop, skip and jump.
PULLMAN CAR PROFITS
Suit of the Company Against
the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Paul.
There Is an Interesting Controversy
as to the Terms of a
CHICAGO, 111., May 31.— The suit of
the Pullman Palace Car Company against
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail
road for $700,000 came up before Judge
Seaman in the United States Court this
In 1882 the two companies entered into a
fifteen-year contract, which the road was
privileged to end at the expiration of five,
eight or eleven years. The railroad fur
nished $300,000 and the Pullman Company
$100,000 for the building and equipment of
forty-live parlor and sleeping cars, to be
run on the road. The Pullman Company
was to take charge of the operation of the
cars and each year render .an accounting
and make a division of the profits accord
ing to tne interests of each.
The contract provided that at the end of
five, eight or eleven years, the railroad
could pay the Pullman Company the sum
of $100,000 and become sole owners of the
cars and the service. At the expiration of
the eight years, in 1890, the railroad gave
notice to the Pullman Company of its in
tention to buy out the latter.
The Pullman Company claimed $105,000
for their fourth interest, and the
railroad insisted on deducting
several thousand dollars for damages
to the cars. This was not
allowed and now the Pullman Company is
suing for $700,000 damages, the St. Paul
road being willing to compromise for a
fourteenth of that sum.
In addition to the suit now on trial there
is one by the railroad company against
the Pullman pending on the chancery
docket, asking for an order compelling the
Pullman Company to render an accounting
for the expenses of operation during the
eight years the contract was in force. The
hearing of the case will probably take a
week or more.
TO IIAVHOXIS E FACTIONS.
Xetv York Democrats Will Give a Dinner
NEW YORK, N. V., May 31.— 1n Demo
cratic circles there is talk to-day of giving
a dinner in honor of William C. Whitney,
ex-Secretary of the Navy. The dinner, it
is suggested, will take the form of a con
ferance looking to harmonizing the fac
tional differences that divide the Demo
cratic party in this oity. Ex-Mayor Grant
will be home from Europe in two weeks.
E. Ellery Anderson, another Democrat
who is expected to take an active part in
the reorganization of the party, is expected
here from the West early next week.
KEEP OUT OF BAD COMPANY.
Good Advice Given by a Man on the
MURPHYSBORO, 111., May 31.—Doug
las Henderson and Frank Jeffreys were
hanged here this morning for the murder
of James Towle at Cartersville last winter.
Henderson walked to the gallows smoking
a cigar. He said: "Gentlemen, lam here
to tell you good-by. I hope I will meet
you in heaven. I want to warn you all to
keep out of bad company."
Jeffreys showed signs of nervousness.
He said: "I am going to die for a crime I
DIED FROM GRIEF.
General MitcheW* Death Quickly fol
lowed. By That of His Wife.
CHARLESTON, 111., May 31.— General
G. M. Mitchell was working in his garden
this morning, when about 9:30 o'clock he
ell dead. Mrs. Mitchell was so overcome
with grief that she died at Ip. m. Both
had seemed to be in good health.
Indicted for Polygamy.
SALT LAKE, Utah, May 31.-John
Beck, a prominent and wealthy Mormon,
was indicted by the United States Grand
Jury to-day for unlawful cohabitation. Mr.
Beck is president of the Bullion Bees Min
ing Company. This is the first prominent
arrest since the manifesto against polyg
amy was issued by the church authorities
four years ago.
Decide Against a Strike.
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 31.— The na
tional bituminous miners' organization
has decided against a general strike and
declared a 60-cent rate in force in the Pitts
burg district and the West Virginia basis
for the settlement of strikes in other dis
tricts. A joint meeting of miners' dele
gates and mine-owners will now be called
to settle Ohio, Indiana and Illinois rates.
Death of Judge Markham.
DENVER, Colo., May 31.— Judge Vin
oent D. Markham, a leading lawyer and
Democrat, died to-day of bronchitis,
Cleveland Will Attend.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 31.— President
Cleveland will officially attend the open
ing of the Harlem ship canal on June 17.
The Chinese Wmr Loan.
BERLIN, GEEMAiry, May 31.— The
Frankfurter Zeitung to-day says that
France, Germany and Russia will jointly
take up the Chinese war loan, and that the
Rothschilds will be entrusted with the
transaction. The Allgemeine Zeitung as
serts that the German markets must re
main closed unless the German financial
syndicate is placed on the same footing as
those of other countries.
SAN JOSE DISAPPEARANCE
A French Professor's Sudden
Departure Mourned by
He Deserts His Young Bride After
But Five Weeks of Wedded
BAN JOSE, Cal.. May 31. — Professor J.
Bauer, a teacher of French, has mysteri
ously disappeared, leaving a young wife
and numerous creditors to mourn his de
Professor Bauer came to San Jose about
four months ago, and opened a class in
French. About six weeks ago he married
Miss Marguerite Kenna, a dressmaker.
Less than a week ago he told his wife he
was going to look around and see if he
could not better himself. He said he was
going to Santa Cruz, but would return in a
few days. He has not been seen since.
The professor left a number of creditors,
his indebtedness being estimated at $200.
No effort will be made to bring him back.
MISTAKE* FOR A BANDIT.
A Los Gatos Cook's Resemblance to High
wayman Brady Causes His Arrest.
SAN JOSE. Cal., May 31.— Sheriff Lyn
don yesterday afternoon received word
that a man answering the description of
Brady, the Reed Station train-robber, was
working in a bakery at Los Gatos. Sheriff
Lyndon and Deputy Sheriff Gardner went
to Los Gatos and arrested the man, who
gave his name as William Moir. He an
swered the description of Brady in all
particulars, and Detective Lees was noti
This morning Detective Egan came down
from San Francisco to identify the man.
After a careful examination of the man he
was satisfied the captive was not Brady,
but said that, with the exception of being
a little larger, he tallies exactly with the
description of the train-robber.
Moir says he has been in California for
three years and had been employed as a
cook in the redwoods until about three
weeks ago, when he came to Los Gatos and
secured work in a bakery.
CBOSSZEX'B GEXEBOVS GIFT.
Tlie Great Reflector to Be Transported to
San Jose Free of Charge.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 31.— Through the
kind offer of John J. Valentine of San
Francisco and Thomas C. Platt of New
York it has been arranged that the mirrors
of the reflecting telescope presented to the
Lick Observatory by Mr. Crossley of Eng
land are to be transported by express free
of cost from New York to San Jose. A
similar service with regard to the heavier
parts of the telescope and dome has been
generously promised by the Southern Pa
cific Company, through C. P. Huntington.
These very material aids, together with
the contributions in money made and
promised by other friends, make it certain
that the Crossley reflector will be in work
ing order at Mount Hamilton within the
year. The preparation of the site is al
ready far advanced, and bricklaying will
commence on June 4.
Ttco Chinamen Injured.
SAN JOSE, Cai», May 21.— Yung We Mv
and Chow Yek, Chinese, were thrown from
a wagon, while driving along Sunol street
and sustained serious injuries. Yung We
Mv was thrown against a tree and his skull
was fractured. He was unconscious when
picked up and is suffering from concussion
of the brain. His recovery is doubtjul.
Chow Yek was badly cut about the head.
Death of a Salem Divine.
SALEM, Or., May 31.— Early this morn
ing Rev. J. L. Parrish, one of the last of
the Methodist missionary pioneers, and
one of the best known men in Oregon,
breathed his last at his residence in this
city. He was 90 years of age and came to
Oregon in 1840.
Lassen County's Sheriff Xatned.
SUSANVILLE. Cal., May 31. —At a
special meeting of the Supervisors J. S.
Church was appointed Sheriff to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of F. G.
Ward. Church was Ward's opponent on
the Democratic ticket at the last election.
BACK AT THE CAPITAL
The Return of the President
and Cabinet From
They Refuse to Talk Relating to the
Selection of Mr. Gresham's
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 31.— The
Baltimore and Ohio special train convey
ing the President and Cabinet party from
Sscretary Gresham's funeral, arrived at
5:04 o'clock, exactly on time. All the
members of the Cabinet except Secretaries
Carlisle and Morton, together with Senors
Mendonca and Eomera, representing the
diplomatic corps, returned on the train.
The members of the party said they experi
enced little discomfort on account of the
None of the Cabinet members would ex
press any opinion as to who would be
Gresham's successor. Indeed, Postmaster-
General Wilson declared the subject had
not been mentioned.
Carriages awaited the party at the sta
tion and they were driven to their homes.
The President went direct to Woodley
without stopping at the White House.
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British Em
bassador and Dean of the Diplomatic
Corps at Washington, to-day forwarded to
Mrs. Gresham, the following letter, ex
pressive of the feelings of the foreign rep
resentatives at Washington:
BRITISH EMBASSY. f
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 30, 1895. |
Madame: I am desired by the diplomatic
corps at Washington to convey to you the ex
pression of their deep sympathy in the great
affliction which has fallen upon you and yonr
family by the loss of your distinguished hus
band, the late Secretary of State. The relations
which he held in that important and
responsible position with the foreign
representatives at this capital were such
as to inspire them with a profound sense
not only of his great abilities but of the
lofty and unswerving spirit of honor, justice
and conciliation with which he was animated
in the treatment of diplomatic questions.
They will ever retain a pleasing and grateful
remembrance of his unvarying courtesy and
kindness. I beg, madame, to assure you that
no one participates more fully than I do In the
sentiments which I am charged to convey to
you on this mournful occasion as dean of the
diplomatic corps. I have the honor to be,
madame, your obedient servant,
The letter was approved by all the Em
baseadors and Ministers at Washington.
jfrostrated by the Heat.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 31.—In
tensely hot weather prevailed here again
to-day and the thermometer registered 94
degrees. There were nine prostrations re
ported, one of which, that of a colorcl
laborer at the navy-yard, proved fatal.
Another, that of Sergeant Goodwin Pierce,
is very serious.
PROTECTION ANO BIMETALLISM.
Chairman Carter Outlines the Policy of
the Republican Party.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 31.-Thoma3
H. Carter, chairman of the Republican
National Committee, in a public statement,
says: "In 1896 the Republican party will
stand for protection and restoration to
bimetallism on a substantial and enduring
basis. There may be differences of opin
ion on the schedules, but not upon the
principles of protection. There will be
differences of opinion as to the best course
to pursue to secure free and unlimited
coinage both of gold and silver at a fixed
ratio, but there wiil be no difference of
opinion as to the desirability of bringing
about that result.
''Upon one question there will be neither
a difference of opinion as to the general
principle involved nor the means to be
employed. That is, wit h reference to the
restoration of a vigorous and thoroughly
American foreign policy."
CAUSE* BY HEAVY LOSSES.
An Insurance Company < n a R^Hrer'm
wealth Mutual *ne insurance Company
has passed into the hands oi William B.
Stevens as receiver. Two months ago the
Insurance Commissioner asked the Su
preme Court to wind up the affairs of this
company, but a compromise was effected
and the company was allowed to continue.
A statement submitted to the insurance
department shows risks outstanding to the
amount of $10,406,010. The company's
gross cash income for the year was $234,274
and its expenditures $205,901. Its cash as
sets were $91,794, and as a reinsurance
reserve has to be provided for the balance
against the company was set down ai
$74,098. It is stated, however, that losses
since the statement was made out have
reduced the company's cash assets con
LEPROSY JLX CZEVELAXD.
A. Sixteen- Year- Old Girl Said to lie Af
flicted With the Dread Disease.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 31.— The local
doctors are much interested in what they
believe to be a case of leprosy, which has
been found in this city. The victim is
Marie Carlson, 16 years old.
During the last few years all the small
toes have disappeared from her left foot,
and there are other symptons which some
of the doctors claim to have recognized as
having been noticed by them in cases of
leprosy in China and Japan.
Suicide of a Ranker's Daughter.
DUNKIRK, N. V., May 31.— Miss Elsie
Coleman, the 20-year-old daughter of the
late William Coleman, a wealthy banker
of this city, committed suicide last night
by blowing out her brains with a revolver,
after spending a pleasant evening with her
friends. No cause is assigned for the deed.
She is said to have been the fiancee of ex-
Forestry Commissioner McLennon of
An Ex-Governor's Stealings.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 31.-A special
to the World from Managua, Nicaragua,
says the treasury department inspector'
Romero, prefers charges against Cabezas,
ex-Governor of Moquistia, alleging misuse
of over $400,000 of Government funds.
Efforts to bring Cabezas here have, so far,
Bush for Ertison's Bonds.
NEW YORK, May 31.— The subscription
books for $1,986,000 Edison Electric Illumi
nating Company's first consolidated 5 per
cent 100-year gold bonds were opened to
day at 10 a. m. by J. P. Morgan & Co. and
F. S. Smithers <fc Co. and were closed at
10:30 a. m., the loan being subscribed for
Taylor's Bondsmen Must JPay.
PIERRE, S. D., May 31.— The suit
against the bondsmen of Taylor, the de
faulting State Treasurer, closed to-day.
Judge Gaffy directing a verdict for the full
sum claimed, $344,277, but expressing
doubt as to the amount in excess of the
statutory bond, $250,000. An appeal will
Transcontinental Lines Disagree.
CHICAGO, 111., May 31.— The transcon
tinental lines have abandoned their at
tempt to form a passenger association. It
was announced that as there would not be
a satisfactory attendance at the next meet
ing, which was scheduled for June 3, the
meeting would be indefinitely adjourned.
'.Weavers Return to Work.
WOONSOCKET, R. 1., May 31.— The
woolen weavers of mill 17 at Blackstone
returned to work this morning after an
eight weeks' strike. The Riverside com
pany at Olneyville conceded the advance
in wages demanded.^
Hot Weather in Boston.
BOSTON, Mass., May 31.— T0-day was
one of the hottest of the season, the mer
cury re gistering 90 degrees.
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