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VOLUME LXVII-NO. 155.
Valuable Papers Stolen From
the War Office. .
Flans for the Mobilization of Troops on
the Western Frontiers.
Determination to Maintain the Peace of
Brazil— General Middleton Censured
(or His Conduct.
Epecl?l t>r tbe California Associated Press.
St. Petersburg, April 23.— A number of
documents embodying plans for the mobili
zation of Russian troops on the German and
Austrian frontiers in the event of war have
been stolen from the War Office.
The Eastern Fart of Cuba Terrorized by a Band
of Colored Bandits.
Havana, April 23.— After several months
of comparative tranquillity as to bandits,
kidnapers aud blackmailers, the people
have just been startled by the unexpected
announcement of the sudden appearance in
the eastern part of Cuba of a party of about
thirty or more colored men, well armed and
mounted, under command of Calixto Maceo,
one of the black chiefs in the past insur
rection, who won for himself great fame as
an astute and gallant leader. This party,
at one time in a band and at others divided
into groups, of five to eight men, have
attacked and plundered all the establish
ments on the roads and in smaller towns,
and ransomed heavily the owners of all
the sugar and coffee plantations they could
got hold of, wounding and murdering sev
eral persons who refused to yield to their
All trains that have lately arrived at St.
Jago de Cuba came in crowded with
country people hastily seeking a refuge
in town against the exactions and cruellies
committed by the men belonging to this
band, whose number is said to be daily in
creasing in such proportions that an Havana
paper has already insinuated that Instead
id a party of bandits, with the object of
plundering the country, it might be the
commencement of a war ot races begun by
TO SUIT HIMSELF.
The Czar Inclined to Bale His Domain After
Bis Own lieas.
London, April 23.— 1t is believed at St.
Petersburg that the proposed presentation
to the Czar of remonstrances from America
and England against cruelties in Siberia
will meet with a snubbing similar to that
with which like communications were re
ceived when the murderers of the late Em
peror were reported to have been tortured in
their cells. The Czar is said to be in no
humor for foreign advice or interference.
He is persistently bent on the reactionary
policy which lias so far characterized his
reign. The striking feature of his policy at
present is suspicion and repression, evi
denced in the treatment of the lowest class
of the population, whose general submis
siveness had, up to this time, never been
doubted, but who are now being made to
feel In the harshest manner the hand of im
NOT lEI SETTLED.
A Hew Phase of the Diipnte Between Great
Britain and Portugal.
London, April 23.— The disputes between
Great Britain and Portugal are again ap
proaching a crisis. The delays of the Por
tuguese Government and the aggressive ac
tions of its agents in Mozambique are ex
hausting British patience. Two stern-wheel
steamers are being built by the English for
an expedition on the Shire River. They are
to be armed with batteries of Hotclikiss
guns. Should Portugal persist in her policy
of procrastination a demand will be made
upon her for the payment of the $2,500,000
due England since the Peninsular War,
v. hen Portugal was saved by Wellington
A CORNER IN GRAIN.
Sixty Floating Cargoes Bought Up by an
New Yobk, April 23.— special London
cablegram to the Mail and Express says
there are rumors in shipping circles to the
effect that an attempt is beine made to
create a corner in grain. It is alleged that
a well-known merchant bought up sixty
floating cargoes. An unusually large At
lantic grain-freight season is expected this
summer, so that eveu if these unconfirmed
rumors have any foundation the result is
not apt to amount to much.
THE PEACE OF BRAZIL.
Fonseca Says It Kin Bs Maintained, Cost
What It May.
Rio de Janeiro, April 23.— General Fon
seca, the head of the Provisional Govern
ment, says he Is determined to deliver up
the Government to the Legislative Congress
as soon as possible, and that internal peace
aud order shall be maintained, cost what it
may. From the words of the General and
of bis Ministry it would seem that they are
convinced of the necessity of removing the
capital from the metropolis as soon as pos
• Report of the Dominion Committee on Gen
eral Middleton's Action.
Ottawa, April 23.— special commit
tee appointed to investigate the charges
made concerning the furs taken by General
Middleton from Charles Bremner Battime
ford, a half-breed, during the Riel revolu
tion, presented its report this afternoon.
The committee considers that while the
General acted under a misconcotion, the
appropriation of the furs for his own pur
puses was highly improper.
Victoria at Darmstadt.
Berlin, April 23.— Queen Victoria has
arrived at Darmstadt. She was received by
a guard of honor from the municipal
authorities and a collection of dignitaries.
Vienna, April 23.— All the striking
workmen in the Ostri.iu and Karwlu dis
tricts, with the exception of 1500, have re
Railway Porters Strike.
Cork, April 23.— Tho railway porters'
strike is rapidly spreading, and Is assuming
a serious aspect. Traffic is hampered in all
A Londin Pnze-Fight.
London, April 23. — Jack Wnnnop
Whipped Josh Cosnett in a fight for £230 a
side yesterday in twelve rounds. Jem
Smith seconded Wannop.
A Dinner to Stanley.
Bhussels, April 23.— This evening a
dinner in honor of Stanley was given at the
American Legation by Minister Terrill.
Ten Men Badly Injured in a Railroad Acci
Birmingham (Ala.), April 23.-A con
struction train ou tile Alabama Midland
Railroad was wrecked south of Montgom
ery this afternoon. It is reported that ten
men were injured, four fatally.
A Texts Cyclone.
Austin (Tex.), April 23.— The little town
of Kyle, twenty miles south ol here, was
visited by a cyclone last night Many
bouses were overturned and several de
stroyed. The destruction to fences and
growing crops is very great. No one was
General Fremont's Retirement.
New York, April 23.— Herald says
editorially: General John C. Fremont has
been nominated to be a Major-General on
tbe retired list of the army. This retiring
The Morning Call.
will probably be the closing act in one of
the most interesting careers in American
THE UNKNOWN SUICIDE.
Remarkable Resemblance to Eyraud, The
New York, April 2a— lnspector Byrnes
said to-day he had been informed that the
body of the unknown suicide found at Wil
low Brook, Staten Island, is not that of
Eyraud. The body was buried this morn
ing. The inquest took place this evening.
Late this afternoon the Coroner's jury
visited Ithe Almshouse on Staten Island,
where the body of the suicide, supposed to
be the murderer Eyraud, is inclosed in a
rude coffin. When the top of the box was
pried off it was plainly seen that
the face bore a wonderful resem
blance to that of the published likeness.
The shape of the nose, the color of the
mustache and the hair was in exact accord
ance with the description of Eyraud fur
nished by the French authorities. An
equally Striking point |was the shape and
size of Hie hands. The fingers, loug and
thick, even in repose give the impression of
The inquest was resumed at Tort Kich
nioud to-night The jury is so impressed
that the body is that of Eyraud that they
requested the permission of the Coroner to
take a second view of the body. The re
quest was granted, and another visit made
to the Almshouse at a lute hour to-night.
The Coroner declared that if they should
consider the identification complete he
would personally correspond with the
AN IMPORTANT MEETING.
The Question of a Great Railroad Strike
Depending on the Result.
Denver, April Trouble Is brewing
among the employes of the Union Pacific
system, and a general strike which may in
volve all tho employes is possible. The
matter has been kept very quiet, but the
fact Is a conference is now going on at
Cheyenne which will either amicably settle
the question or a strike will follow. Vice-
President Holcomb, Superintendent Choato
and other big officials of the road are there.
The men demand an increase of pay, a uni
form schedule of wages for the entire sys
tem aud longer lay-over hours. On these
propositions they are very determined.
Judged by the mysterious manner In which
the officials are acting the situation is very
grave, not to say critical.
CHICAGO, April 23.— The strike of brick
makers has resulted iv the complete stou
page of business. The yard proprietors
have accepted the situation, and for the
present will not resume work with non
union men. The strikers say that if non
union men attempt to work there will be
violence. This threat has alarmed the
bosses, who have asked for police protec
tion, and patrolmen have been sent to all
the yards to quell any attempts at violence.
The carpenters' strike remains un
changed, bo far as the strikers are con
cerned they claim to be gaining large acces
sions to their ranks daily. It is believed
the bosses eventually will have to accede
to the demands.
The harness-makers have demanded a 15
per cent advance in wages, and without a
favorable answer the chances are they will
The gas-fiiters will go out on a strike
next Monday to enforce the demand for the
Fifteen thousand employes in the stock
yards, including butchers and coopers, are
preparing for the great eight-hour move
ment. The packers are fully aware that an
immense strike is likely to occur, and are
devising plans to furnish various houses
with large supplies before the strike takes
place, bhould the men's demand for eight
hours a day he refused every house will bo
shut down in the city.
PrrTSBUUG, April 23.— question of a
big railroad strike, according to Wilkinson,
Grand Master of the Brotherhood of Train
men, now rests with the Supreme Council.
Several members of the council have arrived
here and others are coming. He says the
strike may extend from New York to New
All negotiations between Grand Master
Wilkinson of the Railroad Federation and
the several railways In the city were de
clared off to-night. The railways refused
to accede to the terms of the men, and the
men positively refused to accept the partial
concessions offered by the roads. Non
union men are daily joining the ranks of
the federation, and to-night 100 non-union
meu from the Pennsylvania decided to
stick with the federation. This break in
negotiations leaves the entire matter with
the Executive Council of the federation.
That body is expected here to-morrow, to ■
examine the grounds and either call the
affair off or order a strike.
To-morrow morning ;««j miners and cok
ers in the Smithton district will strike. The
men demand 75 cents for running coke.
'1 hey are now receiving CI cents, and the
operator say this cannot he increased.
Montreal, April 23.— The nurses at the
General Hospital Training-school have
struck. The food is unsatisfactory.
Omaha, April 23.— The graders and team
sters employed by the East Omaha Land
Company near Cutoff Island struck to-day
for an increase of wages from $1 60 to SI 75
per day. Two hundred men went out.
Portland, April 23.— b0 serious has the
labor situation become that the Board of
Trade to-day met to take measures toward
assisting in a settlement of the differences
between the Employers' Union and the
mechanics and laborers. Not until within
the past forty-eight hours, it seems, has the
moneyed element of the city fully realized
the situation, but now, according to all ap
pearances, the full realization that some
thing must be done is thoroughly felt. A
committee was appointed, not to act as a
court of arbitration, but to get both the
contending parties together and hold a gen
eral conference. No meetings have been
held by either the contractors or employes
during the last twenty-four hours, but both
sides seem to be standing with equal firm
ness upon the platforms which the y adopted
at the beginning. The builders declare that
they will not grant eight hours, and the
workingmeu, with determination probably
more earnest, assert their intention of
sticking it out during the entire season.
Berlin, April Emperor William has
left Wilheinshafeii for Oldenburg.
London, April 23— Tbe City and Subur
ban handicap, in which there were fifteen
starters, was won by Reve d'Or.
Paris, April 23.— President Carnot was
welcomed by a great crowd at Bastia to
day. The Italian naval squadron iv the
harbor fired a salute.
New York, April 23.— Collector Erhar dt
has released the seized cargo of the City o f
Berlin auu permitted the ship to sail, astip
ulation having been made by which all
rights of the Government were reserved.
WASHINGTON, April 23.— The President
has revoked the sentence of dismissal from
the army in the case of Lieutenant James
S. V. Paddock, Fifth Cavalry, who was con
victed by a court-martial of duplicating his
Newcastle (Pa.), April 23.— Three men
were killed and six badly injured by an ex
plosion in the boiler mills this morning.
Two of the injured will probably die. The
dead are John Welsh, George Kliugensmith
and John Murphy.
Washington. April 23— Captains Hen
rique* and Moore and First Lieutenant
Shoemaker of the Revenue Marine Service
have been constituted aboard to meet at the
Treasury Department on the 28th inst. lor
the examination of Third Lieutenants for
promotion to that service.
— — ■•> 1
Rjoicing at Go. brie.
GcTHini:, Auril 23.— Peter L. Mason was
the first to prove up on a claim In Okla
homa, and a Government deed was granted
him to-day for a valuable claim. Guthrie
is wild with Joy. over the final passage of
the Oklahoma Bill.
Held for Murder.
Chicago, April 28.— The four colored
men suspected of having murdered Jennie
McGarvey had a bearing before the magis
trate to-day. After the testimony was in
Rice was held without bail. The others
Action Apainit a Trust.
Chicago, April 23.— An amended bill In
the action of Francis M. Chandler against
the Chicago Gas Trust was filed to-day.
1 lie complainant alleges that the trust is
evading the law and should be dissolved.
A Supposed Murder.
Chicago. April 23.— The police are drag
ging the river to-day for the body of C. It
Davidson, a prominent Insurance man of
this city, who Is supposed to have been
robbed and thrown in the river.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
The Silver Question Likely to
A Satisfactory Bill Submitted to the House
Four and a Half Million Ounces of Bullion
to Be Purchased Each Month— The
Present Law Repealed.
Special by the California Associated Press.
Washington, April 23.— The Republican
members of the House held a caucus to
night, and heard the report of the the sub
committee on the silver question. Conger
reported that an agreement had been
reached by the sub-committee, and reported
a bill covering all the amendments agreed
to. The bill provides for the purchase of
4,500,000 ounces of silver bullion per month;
that -bullion certificates shall be redeem
able in lawful certificates of the United
States, but no greater or lesser amount of
notes shall be outstanding at any time than
the, cost of the silver bullion in the
Treasury. Provided that the Secretary of
the Treasury in his discretion exchanges
for such notes an amount of silver which
shall be equal in value at market prices on
the day of the exchange of the notes. The
bill allows the Secretary to purchase both
foreign and domestic bullion, and also re
peals the provisions of the present law
which requires the coinage of not less than
$2,000,000 each month.
The bill as reported was discussed by the
caucus for an hour or more and finally
agreed to, with only six dissenting votes.
The Morrill Pension Service Bill was
also indorsed by the caucus. Lodge's na
tional election law was also discussed and
an indorsement urged by its author, but
without action on this the caucus adjourned
to meet next Tuesday.
Senator Teller was the only one to dissent
from the bill agreed upon by the sub-Cau
cus Committee. He says he will not sup
port any bill which gives to the Secretary
of the Treasury the option of redeeming
certificates In bullion. He will, when the
bill comes to the Senate, make a determined
effort to secure the free coinage of silver,
and work hard to have the certificates made
a legal tender.
Convention of Representatives of the General
Federation in New York.
New Yoiiu, April 23.— A convention of
representatives of societies comprising a
general federation of women's clubs, em
bracing about ninety delegates, met here
this morning. Jllany famous clubs were
represented, among the number being the
Olympia Club of Washington. Mrs. Ella
Dietz Clyiner, who presided, made an ad
dress, explaining the purpose of the con
vention to be the bringing about of better
conditions of women all over the world.
Mrs. J. C. Croly read a report of the Sec
retary of the Advisory Board, which treated
of correspondence of women's clubs of
America upon the subject of federation.
The by-laws and a provisional constitution
were considered. The afternoon session
was devoted to five-minute reports from
delegates representing the clubs which have
joined the General Federation, of which
there are ninety. The following Pacific
Coast clubs are represented : The Century
Club and Woman a Club of San Francisco ;
Ruskin Art Club of Los Angeles; The
Women's Club of Fargo, N. Dak., and a
score of other States and Territories are
At the evening session Mrs. J. C. Croly
spoke on the "Advantages of a General
Club Federation" and of the growth of the
woman's clubs as one of the marvels of the
last quarter of a century. Tho club, she said,
is the school Of middle-aged women, in a
broad sense, it gratifies her desire for
fellowship, her thirst for knowledge and
trains her iv business and parliamentary
methods. It develops her powers of ex
pressing her ideas, concentrating her
facilities, and for using them.
Miss Grace Dodge described the
beginning aud rise of the club movement
among young women in this city who are
bread-winners, and told what club life had
done for them here and elsewhere. The
convention adjourned until to-morrow.
MOLTEN IRON EXPLOSION.
Terrible Death of Two Molders at Middletown,
Mmni.F.TOWN (Pa.), April 23.— The bot
tom of a cupola in the foundry of the Sus
quehanna Iron Works fell out to-day and a
mass of molten iron exploded. Streams of
liquid iron leaped in all directions. George
Matthias and William Strock, molders,
were caught In one of the streams and
burned to death.
A REPORT CONFIRMED.
The French Meet With a Decided Reverie in
New Yokk, April 23. — Later official
dispatches confirm the report of a French
reverse in Dahomey. One white man was
killed and twenty native allies were
A Brilliant Affair.
Washington, April 23.— Mrs. McKee's
reception in honor of Mrs. Elliott F. Shep
herd to-night was a largely attended and
brilliant affair. The first dancing was in
dulged iv since Miss Nellie Grant resided at
the White House.
The Pan- Americans.
Washington, April 23.— Blame took the
Pan-American delegates on a trip to Mount
Vernon to-day on the United States steamer
Dispatch. The party started at noon and
returned at 0 o'clock. They were given a
lunch on board the steamer.
THE WOOL MARKET.
Increased Sales and a Steady Demand
lor Good Qualities.
Boston, April 23.— The American Wool
Reporter in its review of the week says :
There has been considerably more wool
selling the past week, worsted and dress
goods manufacturers being the principal
buyers. Among the largest grade moved is
new Southern California, which sold at
53 to 54 cents. Clear-cut Australian cross
breds received considerable attention, while
Ohio XX was remarkably dull. Michigan
is steady aud Texas is well sold up, while
pulled is Inactive. The stock of fine warp
Territory is about all gone, and there Is a
steady demand for good wools generally.
Seaboard quotations are as follows: Ohio
XX, 32 to 33 cents ; Michigan XX, 35 to 30
cunts; Ohio No. 1, 37 cents; Michigan No. 1,
89 to 30 cents; Ohio delate, 35 to 3<i cents;
Michigan, 33 to 34 cents ; Texas fine, 20 to 24
cents; Valley Oregon, 24 to 25 cents; Mon
tana line, 20 to 21 cents ; California pulled.
25 to 35 cents.
How a Young Lady Should Treat Her
You have a little band around the third
finger of your left hand In which is set a
turquoise, and when it was put there you
remembered that the Hindu said : "He who
hath a turquoise hath a friend." Now, that's
what you have in the man you love best,
and whose wife you are going to be
come—a friend. He is your sweetheart
your lover it is true, : but because
to you his heart seems best worth hav
ing, his love the richest gift you can possess
you will not vulgarize, as many girls do,
the tie that binds you. It is true you go
with him alone to hear some wonderful
music, or look at some fine pictures, bnt 1
hope that it Is not true that when you are
at a party, or in your own home, you two
pair off and make yourselves the objects for
silly chatter and idiotic jesting.
He can love you with his whole heart,
put he must not make you an object of ridi
cule. He can think you the most unselfish
girl In the world, but he must not show his
own selfishness by expecting you to de
vote your evenings exclusively to him,
ignoring those who are at home. Let
him come in and lie one of them—
there's a dear live minutes when ha
can speak to you, when lie can kiss yon on
the lips that he knows are only the gates to
sweet, pure speech, and when he can
whisper the lovely nothings that mean
so much to you both. Then, too, don't
let him feel that he must give up
all his friends for you; don't as
sume an air of proprietorship with him.
Tell him nothing about your family affairs,
for the secrets of the household do not even
belong to the man you are going to marry.
Guard yourself in word and indeed; hold
his love in the best way possible; tie it
firmly to you with the blue ribbon of hope.
and never let It be eaten away by that little
fox who destroys so many loviug ties and
who is called familiarity.— Home
THE PACIFIC MAIL.
A. Tacoma Terminus Considered a Neces-
sity of the Northern Pacific.
Philadelphia, April 22.— Charles B.
Wright of the Northern Pacific starts for
Tacoma to-day. He will assist In locating
the new half-million-dollar hotel to be built
by the Tacoma Land Company. He will
also consider the extension of the Northern
Pacific to the national boundary and the
Pacific Ocean. , .'•':-"
New Yokic, April 23.— A Director of the
Northern Pacific said this morning that the
proposed line between China and Tacoma
of tho Pacific Mail and Northern Pacific
would undoubtedly be carried out. If it
should fall, some other plan with the same
general results would be considered by the
railroad. A direct connection with China
is now a necessity, and if it is not obtained
one way.it will bo another. The company
prefers to have the shipping business in the
hands of an organized steamship company,
and not to go into the steamship business
itself. Huntington's objections ought not
to be an insurmountable obstacle.
One of the most inlluential Directors of
the Pacific Mail confirmed this statement
and said: "Huntington cannot stop the
proposed deal if the board thinks it is for
the best interest of the steamship company
to carry it through. In fact, the idea of the
new lino grew partly from the fact that
Huntington had used the Pacific Mail
largely tor his own ends, aud it was to put
a stop to his unfairness and breaches of
faith that the proposition was first made.
he Pacific Mail has no intention of discon
tinuing Sun Francisco as a terminus, but
merely proposes to secure Tacoma as a sec
Vice-President Rinehart of the Atchison,
who arrived here last night from California,
reports finding the entire Atchison system
in good condition. Magown and Baring are
still inspecting the line.
The Stock Exchange will list to-morrow
$31,151,700 capital stock of the Union Pa
cific, Denver and Gulf Railway.
San Diego, April To-day notice was
served upon the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company that suit would be commenced
lor 650,000 by W. 11. Carlson. President of
the Los Angeles, San Diego and Yuma
Railway, unless the rails taken up soma
lime a,;o be immediately relaid on the road
bed. Carlson was recently in Salt Lake
trying to float bonds for his railway, and
the steamship company took the rails to
satisfy some claim for freight. Hence the
New Yoke, April 23.— The Herald says:
bo far as can be learued, the name of the
new Director to be elected at the annual
meeting of the Union Pacific on the 30th is
not decided on. The opinion senilis to be
that the son of David Dow will succeed his
father in the Union Pacific, as in the Rock
Toe Mississippi River Pouring Turongh
Crevasses in tie Levees.
Bayou Sana (La.). April 23.— Another
break occurred last night on the Pointe
Coupee side, and the indications are that
the entire parish will be submerged. The
water pouring through the crevasses at Mor
gan/..! and iv the vicinity will overflow the
greater portion of the country between the
Atchafalaya and Mississippi rivers, extend
ing from Old River above to Bayou La
fourche below and embracing 700 square
miles. No news has been received from
the interior of Pointe Cjupee parish, but
relief boats are taking care of all those who
have reached the levees, as the critical con
dition of the levees has been known for
The McCalla Court-Martial.
New York, April 23.— taking of
testimony before the McCalla court-martial
began this morning. Several witnesses tes
tified substantially as before. The hearing
will last several days.
Convicted of Murder.
Chicago, April 23.— The jury In the
Purdy murder trial this evening returned a
verdict of guilty, with a sentence of death.
KEPT SOBER AND WON.
But This New York Drummer II«<1 to
hue fur ll la Money
One of the most curious cases ever tried
in the courts of Worcester, Mass., and the
only ono of the kind ever tried before a
jury, was decided recently, says the Boston
Globe. It was an action of John Lankota
of New York vs. George L. Newton of the
firm of Limed, Newton & Co. of this city.
The plaintiff, in his allegation, stated that
Mr. Newton, who is a strict temperance
man and a church member, on the 3d day
of November. 1887, promised to give htm
510011 lie would not drink a drop of intoxi
cating liquor for one year. On the expira
tion of the year the plaintiff appeared be
fore the defendent, Mr. Newton, and, as
serting that he had abstained from drink
ing for the year, claimed his 5100. Mr.
Newton refused to pay, and on all -sides it
was agreed by the drummer's friends that
it would be a good joke if Newton were
sued for the amount
Suit" was brought and postponed from
tune to time, but the drummer was persist
ent, and to-day walked out of court proud
hi the fact of a verdict in his favor. It
establishes as well his sobriety for a year.
The plaintiff testified to the facte in the
case. The book-keeper for Lamed, New
ton & Co. testified for the plaintiff to the ef
fect that he was a witness to tho agree
ment. This closed the plaintiff's case. The
defense rested its case without offering any
testimony. It admitted the fact as alleged
by plaintiff, but asked the Court to rule
that there was not sufficient consideration
to form a contract capable of legal enforce
ment. The Court decliued so to rule and
instructed the jury to find for the plaintiff
in the sum of $100, with interest from date
of the writ. The jury accordingly returned
a verdict for plaintiff, and assessed dam
ages in the sum of $100 70.
The preliminary arguments of the coun
sel promised to be funny and it was sug
gested jocosely that since the drummer was
the gainer by followiug the advice given
he should be the one to settle and pay over
to Newton. The case has attracted consid
erable attention hern and has been the
source of a good deal of sport
Arrested fur Uurglnry.
Andrew Johnson, Christopher Liason
and Charles Johnson were locked up at a
late hour last night by Officers Aiken and
Gilfoy, on charges of burglary. The saloon
of Patrick Hayes on Howard street be
tween First and Second, was broken into
about one week ago and a trunk rifled of its
contents, consisting of clothing, etc. The
men arrested were suspected and watched,
and tho officers finding them In possession
of articles which the trunk had contained,
took them Into custody.
"Old Eph" Is Dead.
Daniel Webster Watson, more familiarly
known as "Old Eph," died Tuesday at 213
Stevenson street. "Old Eph" was one of
the fiist negro minstrel performers to come
to California, but had been off the stags
twenty years prior to his death. After all
his successes he is said to have died utterly
Rider Haggard has announced his inten
tion of going to Mexico In order to get
material for new books.
Greenwood, Miss,, Sustains a
The Business Portion of the Town Is De
stroyed by Fire. .
Two Men Burned to Death Unsuccessful
Plot to Burn Tonawanda, N. Y.
A Rochester Blaze.
Special by the Calirornia Associated Press. '
Greenwood (Miss.), April 23.— The
smoldering ruins is all that remains of a
large portion of the business part of Green
wood. From Front street south to Market,
and from Howard street east to Main, there
Is not a single house standing where before
was a solid block. .
. The east side of Main street, from Front
to Market, is also in ruins, including the
handsome residence of Colonel Gid Mont
The fire originated in the kitchen of the
Allen House, known as the Greenwood
Hotel, and kept by Harry Lee. The fire was
discovered about 11:30 o'clock last night.
In the Greenwood Hotel were two men who
were under the influence of liquor.
They were dragged out of bed, but were
so stupefied by drink that they made no
attempt to save themselves, but instead
crawled back into bed. Their remains were
found this morning among the ashes of the
One of them was named John Douch and
the other was known as "Jimiuie, the
Swede." This is the only loss of life. The
loss will aggregate $124,000, with only about
Toxawaxda (N. V.), April 23.— A fire
was discovered In the yard of the Tona
wanda Lumber Company last night, and at
midnight another fire broke out in the yards
of A. M. Dodge & Co., in another quarter of
the town. Both fires were subdued after a
hard fight Considerable excitement was
caused by the discovery that the wires of
the fire-alarm system had been cut in sev
eral places. There is a belief that the fires
were deliberately planned to burn the town.
Rochestku, April 23.— The shoe manu
factory of Weaver, Thomas & Kirk was
burned to-day. Loss, £80,000. The loss on
the building, which Is owned by John G.
Wagner, Is $G3.000. The chair factory of
Langslow, Fowler ifc Co. was also burned.
Loss, |10,U00. The New Osborn House was
damaged to the extent of $3000.
A San Franciscan in New York Talks About
the World's Fiir.
New YORK, April 23.— Frank S. John
son of the Johnson Locke Mercantile Com
pany of San Francisco Is here. He says the
prospects for California dried fruits the
coming season are very brilliant, owing to
the undoubted shortness of the Delaware
and Maryland crops. The demand for
canned fruits has decreased, and attention
seems largely directed to fine dried fruit as
a more economical substitute. Since the
World's Fair will be held in Chicago, John
son says it will be a great opportunity for
California. The State should appropriate
SoOO.OOO in aid of the fair. He advocates
the appointment of Commissioners, men
like Arthur R. Briggs, who would have the
confidence of producers aud merchants. If
the right kind of commissioners are ap
pointed. Johnson believes large private sub
scriptions would supplement the State ap
propriation. He is confident the Chicago
i-air will have greater weight Iv shaping
the destinies of California than anything
since the opening of the Pacific railroads.
WESTERN "WHEAT CROP.
Little Damage Reported From the Dry Winds
and Cold Weather.
CHICAGO, April Nearly 4000 reports
from the wheat-growing sections of Ohio,
Kansas, Missouri, Illinois. Indiana and
Michigan show some damage to wheat by
dry winds and late cold weather, but not to
any great extent Michigan, Ohio and
Missouri show up fairly well, so also does
Kansas. The weather has been on the
average favorable. Rain is badly needed in
Kansas. About one-fifth of the last crop
remains in farmers' hands, mills and ele
vators. It is quite three months before the
new crop will be available. Michigan and
Ohio have the most, as is generally the case.
Kansas, Missouri and Illinois have very
little. Indiana has about 15 per cent.
THE BURNING MINE.
Attempts to Smother the Flames by Sealing
Cheyenne, April 23.— N0 further loss of
life is reported from Rock Springs. Quiet
has been restored, and all the available
men are engaged in the work of sealing
the mine entrances, for the purpose of ex
cluding the air, and thus smothering the
flames. In four or five months the result of
this treatment will be Known. If it fails,
the mine will be filled with water. It is
known that a number of Chinamen are still
below. Dave Thomas and Ed Evans, the
injured bosses, are likely to die. The oth
ers will recover. The fire may necessitate
the closing down of the smelters at Ana
conda, Mont All the men will be given
places on the other slopes.
SPOILING FOR A FIGHT.
A Newspaper Manager Assaulted far Criticis
ing the C.ty Council.
Denver, April 23.— Alderman Walter
Conway last evening made a brutal and un
provoked assault on W. U. Griffith, man
ager of the Evening Times, the motive lor
which was the. criticisms which the Times
has been making ou corruption iv the City
Council. The Alderman spat in the editor's
face aud hit him a stinging blow on the
nose. Griffith afterward got a gun and
went hunting for Conway, but failed to find
him. The Alderman is charged with being
one of the slickest members of the munici
THE WHISKY TRUST.
A Controlling Interest in tin St. Paul Dis-
tillery Secured. '
St. Path, April 23.— The St. Paul Dis
tillery has finally been absorbed by the
whisky trust. Messrs. Woollier aud Heu
nessy of Peoria, 111., representing the trust,
came here to-day, aud, after looking over
the plant, purchased a controlling interest
of the St. Paul stockholders, consisting of
5150,000 in stock and $100,000 in bonds, at a
heavy premium, and took possession of the
plant. The trust binds itself to keep the
distillery running at two-thirds of its ca
pacity for two years, after which it will be
Captured at Buffalo With a Quantity of
Opium in Their Possession.
Buffalo, April 23.-The United States
Customs Inspectors last night captured
three Chinese smugglers at the foot of Her
tel avenue. Black Rock. In their possession
was found several hundred dollars' worth
of opium. They had crossed the river In a
small boat and had a wagon in waiting on
this side. The party landed from China at
Vancouver and traveled through Canada to
Suspension Bridge, from where they drove
up to Fort Erie. They were on their way
to New York.
Conspiracy Between Officials and Citizens to
Swindle a County.
Ulysses (Kans.), April 23.— County Clerk
George W."Earp and County Commissioner
D. C. Sullivan and C. L. Green and F. M.
Lenhart, J. D. Harbor, C. A. Robinson and
George Dougherty have been arrested for
swindling the county. A bounty is offered
by the county for ■ wolf . scalps, and it Is
charged that the four citizens last mentioned
conspired with the County Clerk and Com
missioners. One of them would present a
bag of scalps and get the -bounty, and the
bag would be put where it could be stolen
and the contents again presented. In this
way the county was swindled out of 516,000,
representing half a million scalps.
A BIG SCHEME.
An English Syndicate Wants to Secure Amer-
ican Glass Works.
Pittsburg, April 23.— A. T. Townsend,
the London barrister who tried to buy the
glass houses of L. H. Smith at Alton, 111.,
has offered to buy options from all the
flint-glass houses In this vicinity. It is
claimed that Townsend represents an En
glish syndicate with a capital of 8200,000,000,
formed for the purpose of buying and
operating all the flint-glass houses in this
country as one concern.
LIFE ON THE CONGO.
Stanley's Reminiscences of His
Search for Livingstone.
The Attack on Hit Enfeebled Band by the
Barbarous Cannibals, the Bangs.li,— A
Shower of Arrows.
In the evenings when we put in shore for
the night to cut wood, my chief, Stanley,
would often narrate some of the stirring
events which occurred during his memora
ble expedition to relieve Dr. Livingstone,
or his still more thrilling voyage through
the Dark Continent. I remember one par
ticular occasion— when the rising moon
threw long, silver ripples across the purple
waters of the Congo, and the soft evening
airs fanned the smoldering patches of grass
on the surrounding hills into flame, which
cast in fantastic relief the weird shapes of
the rocky uplands and the wondrous variety
of the tropical vegetation.
Stanley, dressed In his campaigning cos
tume of brown jacket and knickerbockers,,
with his broad-crowned peak cap ptuhed
off his forehead, seated on a log, smoking
his briar pipe by the camp-fire, whose ruddy
glow fell on his sunburnt features anil
lighted up the characteristic lines of that
manly face, bis eyes fired with the reminis
cences of the glorious past, held me spell
bound as 1 listened to his thrilling narra
tive of the attack in '77 on his en
feebled but ever ready little band, by
those barbarous cannibals, the Cangala.
How this veritable armada of war-cauoes
bore down upon his small craft; how he
ran the gauntlet of these intrepid warriors
to the safe reaches beyond, through an
atmosphere darkened by the flight of
arrows and quivering spears— thinning their
ranks as he passed with a deadly hail from
his rifles. Mr. Stanley was always busy
whether ashore or all. .at- The top of his
little cabin in the after-part of the En
Avant formed his table, and I have no
doubt a great deal of the interesting
material which he embodied in his book,
"The Congo and the Founding of Its Free
State," was penned on the cabin of the En
Avant. Occasionally he would leave off
writing, put down hi pencil, and take a
careful survey of the surroundings; some
times an old crocodile, disturbed by the
paddle-wheels in his slumbers on a sand
bank, would waddle down to the water's
edge, and perhaps swimming toward us. as
if to get a close view of the intruders, would
offer au inviting shot, of which Mr. Stanley
generally took advantage.
■ We passed on, creeping slowly upstream,
landing here and there to cut dry wood for
fuel or obtain provisions from the native
villages which we sighted on the river
banks. Our reception by the natives was
generally friendly, but the large, thickly
populated villages of Bolobo eviuced a keen
desire for war, and demonstrated their ag
gressiveness by tiring their old flint-lock
guns at our little fleet as it passed. Stauley
had previously made a station here, and a
white officer was at present in charge of it.
The history of this post had been an un
happy oue. Only recently all the station- ,
houses had been burned to the ground, and
a great quantity of stores intended for the
new up-river stations, and other valuable
property destroyed. The relations between
the villages and station became very
strained, and it was only after two weeks that
Stanley's characteristic tact triumphed
over the suspicions of these natives and
convinced them of our friendly intentions,
and also succeeded in making them pay an
indemnity for their unprovoked attack,
Stanley having called Ibaka and the other
Bolobo chiefs to a friendly council, pres
ents were exchanged, and the natives
promised in future to maintain peace with
the white men.
Our little flotilla again started up stream.
We were, however, delayed a little ou the
way, in order that our engineer might re
pair the damage caused to the A. I. A. by
an old hippopotamus who had imagined
this little steamer to be an enemy of his,
and Had made four large holes through the
iron plates of her hull with his tusks before
his pugnacity was appeased. Fortunately,
the boat was close inshore at tile time, so
they were able to get her to the banks be
fore she filled with water.
Early in September, '83, the blue smoke
curling up over the tall tree - tops an
nounced to us that we were approaching a
native settlement. This was Lukolela, and
In the neighborhood of our landing-place
the new station was to be built. A crowd
of natives was gathered on the beach
awaiting our arrival, and as soon as Stan
ley landed a slave was sent through the
village to beat the old chief's iron gong and
Simmon all the head men to a palaver. —
From "Six Years in the Wilds of Central
Africa," by E. J. Glavc, in St. Nicholas for
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A new woman's club In London, the Som
erville, has already 800 members.
Two Indians near Boyne City, split and
piled 5,4 cords of maple wood one day last
A hen at Conestoga, in Lancaster County,
has distinguished herself by laying nine
Colonel Flagler, the St. Augustine money
king, has just paid the doctor far attending
his daughter 5250,000.
Cincinnati's lamp-posts were recently
draped with crape in memory of a deceased
Director of the gas company.
The arrests for drunkenness in Great
Britain the past ten years are said to have
reached a total of nearly 2,000,000.
An English literary statistician has dis
covered that of 662 heroines iv last year's
novels 372 were blondes and UK) brunettes.
The other day a woman was fined at Em
poria, Kaus., for using profane language,
aud a preacher was sued for his board bill.
A big squirrel limit was held in the neigh
borhood of Latah, Wash., and It resulted in
the death of nearly 1000 of the little pests.
Austin, Tex., has decided to erect the
greatest dam In the United States over the
Colorado River. It will cost $1,500,000 and
afford 14,000 horse-power.
A London woman announces that she is
about to open a barber-shop where all the
barbers shall be women, and the newspa
pers speak favorably of the scheme.
A Russian lady proposes, in the columns
of a Russian newspaper, that the women of
Russia and France should Join In forming a
corps of Amazons to fight the Amazons of
The Empress Eugenic still keeps the hat
which the Emperor wore on the occasion of
Orsini's unsuccessful attempt It is riddled
through with small holes hardly bigger than
The last time Stanley lectured in Birming
ham lie received 15 guineas for his fee. This
time the Birmingham lecture-manager of
fers 300 guineas, and is afraid be cannot get
him at that.
The report of a falling-out between the
evangelists Moody and Sankey is without
foundation. They have temporarily sep
arated, simply because Mr. Saukey's voice
has given out.
The British Government has been redeem
ing at their nominal value the old gold coins
that have become short weight through
much use with the idea of getting them out
There is a fashion in canes as well as
everything else. Big canes and crooked
handles have gone out, and the present
fancy is for canes tolerably slender aud
with a knob or other finish at the top.
A young lady who was recently admitted
to the Massachusetts bar secured a client,
and last week married him. She is now
going to apply for admission to practice be
fore the United States Supreme Court.
The next thing to a draught of dissolved
pearls is ; a jelly of gold-leaf. This is the
best description of the fashionable jelly
made of the famous eau de vie Danish', the
French llquer in which gold-leaf is held in
An Amendment to the Appro
Four Ministers to Be Given the Title of
The Oklohoma Territory Bill Passed by the
Senate — Lively Debate Id
Special by tbe California Associated Press.
Washington, April 23. — The Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations has de
cided to urge Congress to place our Minis
ters on an equal footing, in respect to rank,
with the representatives of other coun
tries. Senator Sherman to-day reported an
amendment to the Diplomatic Appropria
tion Bill giving the title of Embassador to
our Ministers to Great Britain, France,
Germany and Russia, the salary to remain
unchanged. The salary of the Turkish
Minister is increased $2500. Denmark is
the same, and the Greece, Roumanla and
Servia missions are increased 81000.
FRAUDULENT LAND ENTRIES.
A Case Involving Thousands of Acres of Bed-
Washington-, April 23.— One of the most
important laud cases j now pending before
the Interior Department is that involving
the title t3 some 60,000 acres of timber land
In the Humboldt land district of Cali
fornia. Argument was heard in this case
to-day by Assistant Secretary Chandler
and Assistant Attorney-General Shields.
It is claimed that the land was obtained by
fraudulent entries in the interest of a
syndicate of Scotch capitalists. The tim
ber on the land is valuable California red
wood, and according to some estimates the
land involved in this case la valued at
$11,000,000. It is maintained by the parties
claiming title that they bought the land in
good faith aud had no connection with any
frauds when the entries were made. No
decision was made and probably will not
be for some time.
Transfer?, Changes of Station and Other Or-
ders to Officers.
Washington, April 23. — Lieutenant-
Commauder W. H. Brownson has been or
dered to appear for examination for promo
Ensign Guy W. Brown has been detached
from the Iroquois and ordered to the Coast
Survey steamer McArthur.
Ensign W. K. Gilmer has been detached
from the Iroquois and ordered to the Fish
Commission steamer Albatross.
Assistant Engineer O. 11. Matthews has
beeu detached from the Mare Island yard
and placed on waiting orders.
Washington, April 23.— The President
made the following nominations to-day:
Thomas B. Shannon, Receiver of Public
Moneys at San Francisco; Robert S. Gard
ner of West Virginia to be au Indian In?"
specter, and John E. Helms Indian Agent
at the Santee Reservation, Nebr.
Meat Inspection Bill.
Washington, April 23. — The Senate
bill providing for the inspection of meats
for exportation and prohibiting the impor
tation of adulterated food or drink was re
ported favorably by the House Agricultural
The Oklahoma Territory Bill Passed— An
Washington, April 23.— A letter was re
ceived by the Seuate to-day from the Sec
retary of the Treasury transmitting the re
port of Jesse Spaulding on the management
of Pacific Railroads.
Sherman, from the Committee on Foreign
Relations, reported a concurrent resolution
for the irrigation of arid lands in the Val
ley of the Rio Grande and the construction
of a dam for that purpose at or near El
Paso, Texas. The resolution requests the
President to arrange with Mexico for the
establishment of this improvement The
resolution passed unanimously.
Allen introduced a bill granting the State
of Washington land for a Soldiers' Home
and for purposes of the militia.
Cullom, from the Committee on Territor
ies, reported favorably the House bill au
thorizing the Board of Supervisors of
Maricopa County, Ariz., to issue bonds for
the ruction of certain railroads.
Chandler introduced as an additional rule
of the Seuate that the debate on any bill
should not exceed six days' duration; also,
that when a (lucrum is not shown by reason
of Senators refraining from voting, that the
President shall count those present and
not voting in order to establish a quorum.
Referred to the Committee on Rules. -
On motion of Quay, the bill to create the
customs district of Arizona was then
Plumb then gave notice that at 2 o'clock
he would call up his Land Grant Bill for
action, and that to-morrow he would call
up his silver coinage resolution.
At 12:45 o'clock Reagan took the floor and
made a long address on the bill to abolish
the retired list of the army, navy and ma
At the conclusion of Reagan's remarks
Piatt presented the conference report on
the Oklahoma Territorial Bill.
The bill creating Oklahoma Territory was
passed— 50, noes 5.
Frye introduced a bill providing that
hereafter it shall be lawful for United
States citizens engaged in foreign trade, but
residing abroad, to own vessels built in the
United States aud have them registered as
United States vessels. Foreigners connected
iii business with United States vessels are
given the right to own not exceeding one
fourth share in such vessels.
After passing the Oklahoma bill and
numerous bills of minor importance the
The Day Spent in Consideration of Appro
Washington, April 23.— Harmer of
Pennsylvania presented in the House to
day the memorial of the Manufacturers'
Club of Philadelphia, in favor of prompt
action on tariff legislation which shall check
the importation of articles produced by our
own people. It was referred. -
De Haven, from the Committee on Naval
Affairs, reported favorably Morrow's bill
for the relief of the Union Iron Works at
San Francisco In the sum of $33,384.
The Committee on Public Buildings re
ported the bill for a Government building
at Butte, Mont., to cost 5150,000.
The House then went iutu Committee of
the Whole on the Legislative Appropria
tion Bill, the pending question being a
motion to strike out the clause providing
for clerks for Senators. It was lost by a
vote of 85 to 87.
A motion to strike out an appropriation
for private secretaries to Senators was de
Iv discussing the bill the members be
came diverted from the question at Issue
and branched off into a discussion on
Southern outrages. A lively running de
bate followed between Republicans and
Southern Demo rats.
The entire afternoon was spent on the
bill. Rogers of Arkansas and Allen of
Mississippi defended the South against the
charges of outrages imputed by Kelly of
Kansas. Adjourned at 5:30 o'clock.
An Interesting Paper Head by Professor
The members of the Microscopical Society
met last night at 120 Sutter street, Profes
str C. G. Wickson presiding. The subject
of the evening was, "Photo- Micrographs,"
by Professor Ruuyan, Dean of the College
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
of Pharmacy, and he illustrated his lecture
by different objects, and also by a camera,
which was focused on the table, and with
which, by means of an ordinary oil lamp
and the lenses of a microscope, which ha
used to intensify the light, he toot nega
tives of things almost Invisible to the naked
He exhibited a number of pictures of ar
ranged diatoms; the cross and the vertical
sections of the human scalp; cross sections
of the finger of a monkey; parasite of an
ox; parasite of a honey-bee; the sting of a
bee, and a number of other subjects. The
paper, the illustrations and the discussions
and remarks were of more- than ordinary
Interest and extremely edifying.
ON THE DIAMOND.
Henry Harris to Retire From the
Ex-Manager Henry Harris, whose guiding '
hand steered the California League through
a sea of troubles to a haven of prosperity,
will in a short time relinquish all active In
terest in base-ball and settle down to the
staid life of a merchant. Mr. Harris re
tains a one-third interest in the Haight
street Grounds Association and is Tress- "
urer of the company, but in the near future
he will probably be seeking for some one
to purchase his ri^ht in the base-ball cor
In conjunction with Samuel Carew Harris
has assumed charge if a number ol agencies
of Eastern wholesale companies and the
two have already embarked in their new
business, haviug opened an office in this
city. When questioned about his retire
ment from base-ball Harris said yesterday:
Since the California League refused to
grant me a franchise for the city of San •
Jose I have contemplated entering some
other business, although I would have
favorably entertained any reasonable
offer to manage a club on a
paying basis. The league has been losing
money steadily since the season opened,
aud of course I am a party to the financial
embarrassment Hitherto the clubs have
depended on the gate receipts of the open
ing games to tide them over the dull
months of May and June, but this season
the outlook at present is very gloomy, to
say the least. Rain prevented a number of
the opening games from being played and
the cold weather kept people away from
the grounds when the best teams were ad
vertised to play. Last Sunday the attend
ance was the smallest of any Sunday since
the grounds were opened. Taking all these
things into consideration, I believe it will
be to my advantage to seek other fields. I
will hold my base-ball stock, however, for •
a short time, and if my new business proves
a paying one will dispose of my shares in
the IPiight-street grounds when a favorable
opportunity presents itself and bid fare
well to active participation in the national
Fred Parrott, who will pitch to-morrow
for the Stocktons at the Oakland Grounds,
will probably prove a valuable addition to
the Gas City nine. Otto Youn* the Frisco
twirler, gives him an excellent recom
mendation. Young says two years ago
Parrott pitched for the Bakersfield nine
against the Los Angeles club, allowing bat
two hits and striking out fourteen men.
When pitching for the Denver team (Colo
rado League) Parrott shut out the Pueblo
club by a score of 9«to 0. He was the first
man to perform that feat, and the team has
not been whitewashed since. lie has
splendid curves, fair speed, and is an
average hitter and base-runner.
Robinson intends making several changes
in his team, but declines to state definitely
what they will be. It is known, however,
that Norrls O'Nell will again play at short,
while Stiekney will be placed at third.
Billy Farrell will be retained for a while as
extra pitcher and fielder, and will go in the
box to-morrow against the Sacraiuentos.
The Colonel says he is negotiating with
Anson for his new pitcher, and it is ru
mored the twirler he has in view is none
other than Roscoe Coughlan, who pitched
the Oaklands into the championship last
year. Robinson says he is looking for
another fielder and has one in view for
whom he will trade one of bis ineu aud pay
something to boot. As Hill is the weakest
batter in the Oakland outfield he is prob
ably the man to be traded off,
The Oakland grounds have been
thoroughly plowed and rollers used to level
the outfield. Everything will be in trim
for the game next Saturday morning, when
the opposing pitchers will be Young and
Meegan. Lookabaugh aud Cobb will pitch
at the Haight-street grounds in the after
Robinson went to San Jose yesterday to
inspect some real estate which he contem
This afternoon the Oakland* and Stock
tons play at the Haight-street grounds. The
make-up of the teams will be as follows:
lands. Position. Stocktons.
Meegan Pitcher Ilorchers
Lornnao Catcher Falrhurst
Isaacson First base Selna
McDonald Second base Fogaily
N. O'.Neil Third base >.llson
Stlckney Shortstop Fuclgcr
Hill Right Iteid Swan
Dungan Center field Holllday
C. O'Neill Lett field CahlU
FOUR TO ONE.
A Cowardly Assault on a Fourth-Str. et
John M. Kehoe, Benjamin Latours, Law- -
rence Kehoe and Thomas Kehoe were ar
rested yesterday afternoon by Officers
Gilfoy and Norton and locked up at the
Southern Station on charges of battery.
The accused have for some time been in
litigation with Lawrence Kelly, a Fourth
street tailor, and yesterday went into his
shop and gave him a severe beating aud
made good their escape before the officers
Afterward Thomas and Lawrence Kehoe
returned and again attacked Kelly, on '
which occasion they were arrested. Kelly
is an elderly man and small of stature,' and.
was greatly disfigured by the assault
Ran Away From Home.
Emma Lener, a sixteen-year-old girl
whose parents reside in Oakland, was ar- .
rested last night by Officer George Riordan
in a Jackson-street dive. She lelt homo a
few days ago and some relatives instituted
search for her, finding her acting as a wait- !
ress in the beer saloon. She will be re
turned home to-day if her people decide to
Bunker Bill AuniYersiry.
The Executive Committee of 1889 of the
Bunker Hill Association, met at 725 Market
street yesterday afternoon to arrange for a
preliminary meeting, to be held at the same
place, Wednesday evening next, to arrange
for tho commemoration of the battle ot
Bunker Hill anniversary, Juue 17th.
The Jubilee Singers.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers entertained a
large audience last eveuitig in B'nal B'rith
Hall with one of their delightful concerts.
The vocal selections were all charmingly
rendered and evoked encores, and the in
strumental portion was equally pleasing.
A ltrnee for a Berth.
The Brace My friend, could you give an
old sailor 15 cents to get a berth in a lodg
The Berth— Beer V cents— Three schoon
ers for 15 cents beats a berth all to smith
ereens. J. E. Tothekoh.
Catarrh to Consumption.
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to rid themselves of It. Deceptive remedies con- !
cocted by ignorant pretenders to medical knowledge
have weakened the conrt'leuee of the great majority
of sutlcrers in all advertised remedies. They be-
come resigned to a life or misery rather than torture
themselves with doubtful palliatives.
But this will never do. Catarrh must be met at
every stage and combated with all our might. la
many cases the disease has assumed dangerous symp-
toms. The bones and cartilage of the nose, the or-
gans of hearing, of seeing aud of tasting so affected
as to be useless, the uvula so elongated, the throat
so Inflamed and Irritated, as to produce a constant
and distressing cough.
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Potter Dauo A Chemical Cobporatio.v, Boston.
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plaster, especially adapted to relieve female pains
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At all druggists, 25 cents; five for $1; or, postage
free, of Potter Drl-o and Chemical Corpora*
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