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VOLUME LXVIII-NO. 24.
Death of President Menendez
of San Salvador.
Els Last Hour Spent at a Banquet Given
in His Honor.
Several Officers Killed in the Panic Which
Followed the Announcement of
El- c!_l IK?; ata-l.es to The Morning Call.
Sax Salvador. June 23.— President Me
nendez died suddenly last night, soon after
the conclusion or a banquet given on the
occasion of the fifth anniversary of the
entrance of General Menendez into San
Salvador and the defeat of the Zaldivar
faction. During the panic caused by the
President's death General Marcow and sev
eral other officers were killed at the bar
racks. General Carlos Ezeta, the leader of
the forces, is now in command. All is
Quiet at present.
President Menendez was brought promi
nently Into public notice shortly after the
death of General Barrio*, President of
Guatemala, which occurred In 1885. Presi
dent Barrios proclaimed a union of the
States of Central America and announced
himself as Commander-in-Chief of the mili
tary forces of those States. The Govern
ments of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and San
Salvador determined to resist the forcible
attempt of President Barrios to become
Dictator of Central America- ' There was
resistance, and, after several engagements,
peace was arranged between Guatemala
and Salvador. Subsequently an effort was
made to establish a union of the Central
American States by Zaldivar, who had
taken up arms against Barrios for having
done tue same thing, but he was unpopular
and he delegated the Presidency to General
Figueroa. No sooner was he installed than
General Menendez, a Salvadorian, who was
one of Barrios' Generals, took up arms
against him, at the head of the revolution
ary forces he had mustered at Salvador.
On the 14th of June, 1886, the opposing
forces met at Alpaneca, and those under
General Menendez were victorious and he
assumed the dictatorship. In that year he
was chosen President for a term which
would have expired next year.
THE BRITISH COMMONS.
The Government "Withdraws a Clau*e cf the
London, June 23.— During the sitting of
the Commons this afternoon the Govern
ment leader announced that the Govern
ment had decided to withdraw the licensing
clauses to the Local Taxation Bill.
Smith sail the Government had arrived
at the conclusion that it would be impossi
ble to pass the license clause in its entirety.
[Prolonged opposition cheers.] The clause
contained three proposals. The first was
that a certain portion of the new taxation
on intoxicants be appropriated for the pur
pose of extinguishing licenses; second,
that power be conferred on the country
councils to purchase and extinguish licenses,
and third, that the issue of new licenses be
suspended. The first proposal received the
assent cf the House as far as England
was concerned, and the Government
would proceed with the proposal. With
the second proposal the Government would
not proceed, but would ask the House to
allow the money for this extinction of li
censes to accumulate until Parliament
should direct otherwise. [Opposition
cheers, J The third proposal would stand.
Gladstone expressed partial satisfaction
at Smith's amendment, but said the pro
posed amendment threatened a difficulty.
Its entire withdrawal would simplify the
Smith said he appreciated the spirit in
which Gladstone spoke, but the Govern
ment could not disregard the fact that the
principle of the purchase had received the
approval of a large majority of the House.
[Cries of "Only f<ur."j He said tint at all
events the money accumulated would be at
the disposal of Parliament.
Smith moved the appointment of a select
committee to inquire into the subject of the
continuance of bills from session to session ;
Replying to the deputation of publicans
In the lobby to-night, Ritchie, President of
the Local Government Hoard, said the prin
ciple of compensation for the extinction of
licenses had been accepted by the House,
and the money accumulated would be de
voted to that purpose.
There is considerable consensus of
opinion that the Government's new license
scheme will not shorten the session of
Parliament. It is undeniable that the
entire bill would have been cropped but for
Goscbeo and Ritchie, both of whom threat
ened to resign if the bill was withdrawn.
Came, the member for Barrows Narrow
ness, with a view to testing the feeling of
the electorate on the subject, resigned his
seat to-night and will seek a re
election on the anti - compensation
programme. At a meeting of temperance
leaders to-night a manifesto was adopted
declaring the Government's scheme is the
worst that has ever been— worthless. The
party will continue strenuous opposition to
A Deputation of Btrlin Citizens Eeceiv.d by
Berlin, June 23.— Bismarck to-day re
ceived a deputation of citizens of
Berlin. The ex-Chancellor maintained
that it was his right and
duty to express freely his opinion
regarding public events, and declared that
he would not give way, even if he stood
alone. He stated, also, that he always
spoke in the interests of the dynasty's
peace. lie declined to criticize the Anglo-
German treaty in regard to East African
SARAH'S LATEST LOVE
The Bernhardt Madly Infatuated With
-___~-~ ~~ Stanley.
London, June Sarah Bernhardt has
fallen platonically in love with Stanley.
Being questioned as to her infatuation she
confessed : " I feel a purely artistic
though intense passion for the hero of
Africa. I think; him the greatest of men.
1 adore him, and I have every photograph
of him published. In every possible attitude.
I would jump at the chance to accompany
him to the heart of Africa. If he would
only ask me I would gladly go through all
he has suffered. If he goes Igo also."
" . . _■__ .
British Grain Trade.
London*, June 23.— Mark Lane Ex
press says: English wheat is dull at a de
cline of 6d. Flour Is weak and 6d lower.
Foreign wheats are depressed. Ground
corn has declined 3d. Oats are firm. At
to-day's market English and foreign wheats
were steady, except Kussian, which was
6d lower. An excess of supplies in corn and
oats caused a fall of 3d in each. Flour is
Sydney, June 23.-The Government sub
sidy to the San Francisco steamship liti.
will cease after November next, unless the
American Government subscribes toward
the expense of continuing the service.
Vienna, June 23.— Hungarian Fi
nance Minister and the Rothschild syndi
cate have enteted into an agreement for the
conversion of 302,000,000 florins 5-per-ceut
paper rentes into 4-per-cent gold rentes.
Corb.n'i Ees gnation.
London, June 23.— President Austin Cor
bin has cabled his resignation to the Di
rectors of the Beading Railroad and fol
lowed It up by a detailed letter.
Down an Embankment.
Copetoyvn (Ontario), June 23.— The At
lantic express going East was derailed
near here this afternoon. Two cars went
The Morning Call.
down a thirty foot embankment
Mr. McDonald of Chicago was instantly
killed and several others severely injured,
but not fatally. The cause of the accident
has not yet been definitely ascertained.
Change in the German Cabinet.
Berlin, June 23.— Scholz, the Minister of
Finance, has resigned. He will be suc
ceeded by Miguel, the Mayor of Frankfort
and the leader of the National Liberals.
A Rumor Denie ..
City of Mexico, June 23.— The Govern
ment denies the story from London that
Mexico has concluded a railroad subvention
loan with Anglo-American bankers.
Shot From Ambush.
Dublin, June 23.— A farmer named M.
MacXauiara was shot from ambush and
mortally wounded at Eunis to-day. The
crime was the outcome of a grudge.
A Gag Trait.
London, June 2..— A syndicate of Ameri
can capitalists and British bankers has
been formed to buy up the gas works in the
principal American cities.
Melbockxk, June 23.— Midwinter, the
cricketer, is insane, and his condition is
Berlin, June 23. — The Magdeburger
Zeitung confirms the report of a Franco-
Sydney (N. S. W.), June 23.— Stansbury
won the sculling race against O'Connor, the
Madrid, June 23.— One cholera death
each has occurred at Puebla and Goodia.
It Has Been Adopted and Will Be Promnl-
Washington, June 23.— The Brazilian
Minister to-day received a telegram from
Rio de Janeiro stating that the provisional
Government bad adopted the constitution,
which will be promulgated to-morrow, and
that great rejoicing prevails throughout
The new Constitution will be the funda
mental law only after the Constitutional
Assembly shall have approved it. Im
mediately after the deereeiug of the
Constitution there will !>•■ an election
for Senators and Deputies of the for
mer anal 300 of the latter. Immediately
after that will be held ;_.• first regular ses
sion and the election ot the presiding of
ficers. The Provisional Government will
place in their hands the functions of the
Government, exercised by the latter since
the inauguration of the republic.
The Assembly will at once select a new
Chief of State, wno will then proceed to or
ganize the regular Cabinet. Then the As
sembly will revise the Constitution and
afterward promulgate it as revised.
Following are the principal ideas of the
Constitution: Brazil adopts the American
system of a responsible Executive, with
Secretaries responsible only to him and
to the people. A Senator or Deputy who is
chosen as Secretary loses his seat. Theifirst
election of President will be in November
next by Congress, but subsequently it will
be by means of elections. The President
shall be elected for a six years' term and
will be ineligible for the next ten years suc
ceeding. Secretaries of State are ineligi
ble for the Presidency during their terms of
office. The President of the Senate shall be
Yice-Presiaent of the republic. In case
of the absence or death of the President
the office will be filled by the Vice-Presi
dent, next by the Speaker of the House,
next by the Vice-President of the Senate
at.d lastly by the President of the Supreme
Tribunal of Justice.
Mexicans Organizing to Overthrow the
St. Louis, June 21.— A special to the Re
public from San Antonio says: Reports
which are absolutely reliable have reached
San Antonio oi seditious and revolutionary
movements going on in the States
of Mexico bordering on the Rio Grande,
and it seems almost folly for papers, how
ever friendly to Mexico and the Diaz
administration, to longer suppress the
news. This movement is not confined
to any locality, but is undoubt
edly widespread as far as the
border Stales are concerned. Constable
Martinez, who has just come from
Nuevo Leon, describes the threatening
condition of affairs all along the Rio
Grande to Saltillc. lie says that at nearly
every station and side-track along the Mex
ican National Railroad he saw crowds of
men congregated and excitedly discussing
the advisability of joining in a rebellion
against the Federal Government.-
When he left Laredo this morning a
courier bad just arrived bearing informa
tion of fifteen men, well organized and
armed, who had crossed the Rio Grande
from the Texas side en route to some point in
the interior of Nuevo Leon, where revolu
tionary forces are massing in large numbers
to march to Saltillo and rout the troops
there. All the telegraph lines in Mexico
are "under rigid control of the Mexican Gov
ernment, and it Is practically impossible to
get any direct information.
ON EASTERN TRACKS.
-Sinning and Place Horses in Yester
CniCAr.o, June _:;.— There was another large
crowd at the races at Washington Park. The
weather was fair anal the track was In a much
better condition than on last Saturday. Bald
win captured the third race, Los Angeles win
ning with ease. Following ate the results :
First lace, one-hail of a mile, Mahelle won.
J. J. second. Butt Cooper third. Time 0:50%.
Second race (selling), one mil *, Duke of High
lands won, Hornpipe second, Vattell third.
Time. 1 -45%.
Thud race, one and a half miles, Los Angeles
won. Jubilee second. Braudolellu third. Time,
Fourth race, one and a sixteenth miles, Craw
fish won. .Mora secoud. Flyaway third. Time,
Fifth race, one mile and a furlong, Wary w on,
Spokane second, -icOli<*hi Hand. Time, 2:00.
Winners a' Sh epshead Bay.
Siii-.F.rsiiKAi) Bay. June 23.— First race, live
and a hall longs, Fides won. Blue Bock
second, Fordliatn Hind. Time, 1:08 1-5.
Second race, live and a half furlongs, Ber
muda won, L'lulilguante second, Equity third.
Time. 1:10 3-5.
Third race (Dandelion stakes), Hectare won,
Major Daly second, Drutdess third. Time,
Fourth race (selling), one mile, Defaulter won,
Tanner second, Baucloche Third. Time,
Fifth race (handicap) one and a quarter miles,
Castaway 11 won, Fiather secoud, Tristan
third. Time, 2:10 3-5.
•sixth race, one and a sixteenth miles, River
won, Tattler second, Cast Steel third. Time,
Tennv and Salvitor.
New York, June 23.-Tenny and Salvator
were given their final trials at a mile and a
quarter, lull weight up, to-day, previous to their
great match lace Wednesday. The lurmer
covered the distance on the Sheeiastiead Bay
track lo 3*00*4; the latter hi 2:12. Both
lluished strong, with plenty of lesetve power.
Berserker's Tip?. .'■ .'
New York, June 23.— Berserker's tips for
Sheepshead Bay: First race. Hoodlum or i'ris
cllla; second race, Her Highness or Uloamlng;
third race. Padishah or lion; lourtliJSiace,
Flienzi or Seuorlla; filth race, Russell or Bo
lero; sixth race, Belwood or St. Luke.
Sacramento, June 23.— 0n Sunday, dur
ing her absence in San Francisco, Mrs.
Smith, who resides on. Audrus Island,
had her house and some of its contents
destroyed by fire. The loss is probably
810,000. The fire caught from a defective
chimney. A paper-hanger was at work
there at the time.
A Paymaster Short in His _ Mounts.
El Paso (Tex.), June 23.— Paymaster
Duran of the Mexican Central Bailway is
In jail in the City of Mexico, charged with
being $19,000 short In his accounts.
SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Many Commissioners Assembled
Nearly All in Favor of Lakeside Park lor
Wholesale Liquor-Dealers Opposed to the
Whisky Trust— Cruiser Philadel
phia Ready for Her Trial.
Special Dispatches to The Morning Call.
Chicago, June 23.— A large number of
the World's Fair Commissioners, represent
ing various States, have arrived i n Chicago
and to-night in all the hotels World's Fair
matters are being very generally discussed.
Among the most interesting conferences
was one between Joseph Hirst of Tampa,
Fla., and A. S. Mercer of Cheyenne. Hirst
had much to do with the allotment of space
at the Centennial and had almost entire
charge of the recent Piedmont Exposition
at Atlanta. In talking the matter over
Mr. Hirst said:
"If we can be convinced that Lake Front
Park can be obtained legally and will re
vert to Chicago as a park after the fair is
over, I don't think there will be a dissent
ing voice. This, however, providing there
is room enough."
"There is the trouble," said Mercer. "I
don't think we ought to open the doors with
less than 1000 acres. Just look at the num
ber of acres demanded by the different
States. Some of them propose to do won
derful things if they get the space. Utah
proposes to reproduce the Salt Lake coun
try before and after irrigation, with an ex
hibition of the irrigation process; Colorado
will build a palace, California will make
wonderful exhibits, and so on."
" Well, if they really mean to occupy all
the space they have asked for, the lake
front will certainly not bo sufficient," said
Mr. Hirst, "and I am utterly opposed to
dividing the exhibition."
The gentlemen also discussed the recent
sensational charges regarding the lake
front, and Mr. Hirst said: "You m.ay
rest assured if there is any danger of tnat
spot being ruined for any purpose for which
the city may desire it the Commissioners
will not aid any such schemes."
HOCKS AND WAGES.
The Denver Strike— Dem.nds of Massachm-tts
Carpenters— Mill E-ioloyes Quit War:*.
Denver, June 23.— The laboring men's
strike which has been in force here for
some time is virtually at an end. Nearly
1000 carpenters, who ten days ago went out
in support of the striking mill, machine and
bench men, returned to work this morning.
Quite a number of the original strikers re
turned to work in mills that acceded to
their demands at the outset of the trouble.
The men who returned to-day to work will
contribute to the support of the strikers,
and all lumber from the mills refusing to
grant the terms of the strikers will be boy
Won. ESTER (Mass.), June 23.— The car
penters in this city struck this morning.
They demand nine hours a day and eight
on Saturdny. Six hundred men are out.
TOSHERS (N. V.), June 2.l— One thou
sand employes of Paterson'3 silk-mills
struck tins morning against a reduction of
Jersey City, June 23.— Two hundred
girls employed in the Lorillard Tobacco
Factory struck this morning for an increase
of wages. Three thousand hands are un
employed in the factory and the strike may
Chicago, June 23.— The freight conduct
ors on the Chicago Division of the Illinois
Central Railroad, sixty In number, struck
to-day on account of grievances, among
which are the removals of certain train
masters. No freight was moved on the di
Increasing Dcma d and Good Prices in the
rnir.ADEi.ruiA, June '21.— D ala-rs here
are greatly pleased with the quality of Cali
fornia apricots this season and say they are
the best ever received. A box containing
300 readily sells for $2 to __ 25. The Califor
nia peaches arriving are also in fine condi
tion. There are a few in the market from
South Carolina, but they are small and un
inviting by comparison. The accounts of a
shortage in the Eastern peach crop are con
firmed from all points. The Eastern people
expect the shortage to be made up in en
hanced prices from California. A box con
taining eighty California peaches sells for
£2 to £2 BO now.
CHICAGO, June 23.— Porter Bros, sold to
day three car-loads of California fruit
Plums brought (2 85 to «5 DO; .apricots, $1
to £2; peaches, 95 cents to £1 65, The Mont
gomery Auction Company sold one car-load
at the following prices:' Peaches, £1 45 lo
SI 36; apricots, £1 50 to £1 40; cherry plums,
£2 00; Royal cherries, 82 35 to £2.
The New Cruiser to Be Given Her First Test
on long Island Sound.
rniLAnELPiiiA, June 23.— The trial trip
of the cruiser Philadelphia will occur on
Long Island "Sound to-morrow. The Phila
delphia will be accompanied by the cruiser
Baltimore over a courso of forty knots. It
is also expected the torpedo-boat Oushing
and the gun-boat Dispatch will be present
The course Yvill enable the work of the
Baltimore to be viewed from the shore
nearly the whole distance. The Philadel
phia will race against time. For every
quarter-knot over nineteen per hour the
Cramps will receive a premium of $50,000,
Experts here predict that she will steam
THE LIQUOR TRADE.
Opposition of Wholesale Dialers to th Trust
New Yoke, June 23.— At a mass-meeting
of the Wholesale Liquor-dealers' Associa
tion to-day resolutions were adopted call
ing on the Distillers' and Cattle-feeders'
Company to waive the rebate condition on
its sales, and allow the purchase of spirits
in an open market like any other com
modity. In case of a refusal a co-operative
stock company will be at once formed with
a capital stock of at least 5.00,0-0 for the
purpose of erecting or purchasing one or
more spirit distilleries.
A TUG WRECKED.
The Captain and Crew of Four lien Killed by
a Boiler Explosion.
New York, June 23.— Tho tug Alice
Crane exploded a boiler while lying at the
dock this morning, causing a complete
wreck. Captain Oscar Squires and the crew
of four men were all killed. A scow lying
alongside was sunk, anal it is supposed the
watchman went down with her. - The ex
plosion is supposed to have been caused
by a defect in the boiler.
CHARGED WITH THEFT.
Complaint Filed Against a Purchasing Agent
of the Union Pacific.
Omaha, June 23.— The attorney of the
Union Pacific Railway has created a sensa
tion by filing a petition in the Federal
Court against C. 11. McKibben. late Gen
eral Purchasing Agent, for $00,000, which
it is alleged was stolen through fraudulent
purchases of lumber. All his property was
attached. McKibben left for the Bast last
Arrival.'of Delegates to the Eighth Rational
Convention at Denver.
Denver, June About 300 delegates
from all points of the Union to the eighth
National Convention of the Travelers'jPro
tective Association, * which ■ convenes here
to-morrow, have arrived, and by to-morrow
morning it is expected that at least 600 will
be present. *:-*;''"-(
SULLIVAN . INDICTED.
Leading Citizens Petition th* Judge to Im
pose a Fine Without Imprisonment.
Purvis (Miss.), June 23.— The Grand
Jury has returned an indictment against
John L. Sullivan for prize-fighting and one
against Mike Donovan for aiding and abet
ting Sullivan. The cases will be called for
trial to-morrow. Judge Terrell's charge was
extremely partisan. The Judge also in
structed the Jury to find a bill against
Charley Rich of Richburg. Rich is charged
with neglecting to make ■ Kilrain work
iwelve hours at manual labor each day
during the sixty days of the service for
which Kilrain was hired by Rich from the
County Prison Supervisors. The penalty
for the offense is 51000 fine and six months'
imprisonment. Sullivan was paroled in
car- of Duncan B. Harrison and will be
arraigned before the petty jury to-morrow.
A petition is being circulated, and is being
numerously signed by leading citizens, pray
ing the court to impose a line without im
pr.snument. The petition will be presented
in open court. __.-,:
Tnit.R bbsrs Waive Examin ation.
Texarkana (Ark.), June 23.— When the <
three train-robbers, Williams, Browler and !
McO.iniel", were brought in for examina- >
tion they apparently realized the damaging i
effect of Mrs. Radcliffe's statement, and all !
waived . examination. They have been . '
taken to Bonham, Tex., for safe-keeping, as
the feeling hero is very high.
fhort-ags in th? Hone 7 Supply.
New Yohk, June 23.— Another Eastern |
failure is reported which may increase the j
price of a California staple. The bi*es in
Northern New Jersey, it is reported, have
bad an abnormally high death rate. One |
concern lost thirty-eight hives, and the ;
crop of honey will fall short, accoiding to
Struck by Light nine*.
Ikon-ton (Ohio), June 23.— During a Sun- i
day-school meeting at Sugar Creek the
Methodist church was struck by light
ning and nearly burned. Victor Miller
was instantly killed, Louis Miller, son of
the pastor, badly burned, and Cornelius
Anderson is in a critical condition.
Nolle Pros gui Enter d. .
Cincinnati, June 23.— The prosecution,
of President Means and Vice-President !
Decamp, of the defunct Metropolitan Bank,
Closed to-day. A nolle prosequi was en- i
tered to each indictment.
Firs in a Co liery.
Mount Caiimel, June 23.— The Penn
sylvania Colliery, the largest in this region,
caught fire to-day, and was extinguished
after a severe struggle.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
Result of Yesterday's League and Broth-
Chicago, June 23.— The league clubs played
two (-.lines this afternoon. Chicago won the lust
game by good batting. In the second New York
reversed things by hitting Hutchinson freely,
and with costly errors by Chicago won easily.
Attendance at both games 800, Summary hi si'
game: ; .*_j
Chicago* _ 0001004 o—7
Mew York*! 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0— 3
Base Chicago*; 10, New Yaarks 5. Krrors—
Chicago! 7, New Yorks 4. -latteries— Satlllvtin and
Naffle, llurkct and Buckley. Umpire — Z-c_-__*s.
Chicago* . i 0 0 020010-4
New Yorks 0 0040011 6
Base lilt*- Chicago* 10, New Vorks 8. Krrors—
I'tllC.aßOS 4, New York* 2. ItattaTl*-** — Hutchinson
and Klttredge, Welch and Buckley. Umpire—
Broke Evan- • -*»_
Pmr.AnEi.pniA, June 23. -The league club«
[i.-.a! two tames here tins sftet noon not c.-._ .. '
succeeded In winning a game. Attendance 3000.
Summary first game:
••lltsla-ai-KS. 0 0000000 0— It
l'tillaalclpUlas 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 '—12
ltase hits I'lttslmrßs 4. Philadelphia- 14. Kr
rors—Plttshairar-a 1. llatl«Tla*>— Gray, Haker and
Decker, Uleaaon anal Clements. Umpire— Powers.
Pittsburg _ 0 0 0 0 10 3 0-12
Philadelphia* 5 0 10 0 110 0— _
Pas,, hits— Plttsburgs 12. rhllaala-liihlaa 9. Er
rors— Pittsburg* at. 1 hlladelphlaa 2. Batteries—
Bowman and Coleman, Smith and Clements. I'm
Brook vn B**»ten.
Cleveland. .June 23.— Wadsworth had per
fect command or the ball to day, anal the Brook
lyn league club could not hit him effectively. At
tendance 800. Suiumaiy:
Cleveland* 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 I—4
Brooklyn. o 10 0 0 0 0 1 o—2
I'.-isa* bits— Cleveland, a, Brooklyn* 1. Errors—
Cleveland* 9. Brooklyn* 1. Butteries— YVailsworth
aud Zlmmer, Cum then anal la.aly. Umpire— Lynch.
On*a for Boston.
Cincinnati, June 23.— The local league team
Played a poor in held game this afternoon and
failed to hunch their lilts. Attendance 2000.
Cincinnati* 2 0010100 0-4
Bostons 0 6 10 10 4 0 o—l2
Base bits— Cincinnati* 9, Bostons 14. Errors—
Clnelnuatls 5, lioston* _L Batteries— Vlau. Duryoa
anal Keeuan, Clarksun and Beauctt. Umpire— Mo*
THE PtiAYEUS' LEAGUE.
Chicago Wins Two Game* From Brooklyn by
Chicaoo, Juno 23.— Two games were played
by the brotherhood clubs this afternoon, and
wete attended by 3400 pejple. 'I lie first game
was very exciting, and It took the home team ten
Innings to defeat the visitor. . The second was
marked by the heavy batting of the home club,
who, after having won the game, allowed lite
visitors to lie the score in the ninth, necessitat
ing eleven innings. Summary: First game— '
( hlaaxaas '. 1 00001100 2—5
Brooklyn*. 1 10100000 0— 3
Base hits— Chicago! 10, Brooklyn! 4. Errors—
ChICSgOS 5, Brooklyn* 3. Batten***— Baldwin anal
..-arra-11, \Y eyhlug anal KiU-1-W. Umpires— Barnes
Chicago* 4 110010101 4-13
lirooklyns.... 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 10—9
ltase Chicago* 17. Brooklyn* 14. Krjt.rs-
Ch ca«tas 6, 111 ,:a us 4. naileries— King anal
tiirra-11. Murphy aiaai YVeyUlug. Umpire*— Barnes
Madden Was Wild.
Cleveland, June 2.l.— Madden was wild to
day anal Hie Cleveland brotherhood team hit htm
hard. Attendance GOO. Summary:
Cievelauds 1 2 0 2 10 0 3 I—lo
Hustons 1 0000010 1-
Base hits— Cleveland* 12. Boston* 7. Errors-
Bostons 3. Batteries- (-ruber and Hrennan, Mad
den and Kelly. Umpires— Matthews anal Leach.
£ even Innings.
Bckpalo, June 23.— bison* won an ex
oiling eleven-inning game this afternoon. Bald-
Mo pitched excellent ball. Attendance 1000.
_.ai__la<s 1.2 00010300 2—9
New York* 0 100130010 o—7
Base hits— Buffalo* 15. New Yorks 14. Errors—
Bultalos 3, New Yorks 4. Batteries— llalalwlu anal
Mack, i-.. -,-:.■ and Brown. Umpires— Knight and
Pittsburg's Poor Work.
I'ittsbithg. June 23 Wretched fielding and
, Inability to hit the ball at the proper lime was
the cause of the home team's defeat to-day. At
tendance 2300. Summary:
Plttsuurg* 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 o—3
Philadelphia*. 3 0 0 0 _ 0 10 o—o
Base hits— nttst-urg* 7. Philadelphia* 9. Er
rors—Pittsburg* 7, Philadelphia* 2. Batteries
(lalvln and Carroll, Sanders and Cross. Umpires—
Ferguson and llot-ert.
Columbus, June 23. — Columbus 2, St.
Toledo, June 23.— Toledos 0. Loulsvllles 6.
Philadelphia, June 23.— first game: Ath
letics 15, tsyracuses 7. Second game— Athletics
10, Syracuses 4. (.Same called at the end of the
seventh luuing on account of darkness.
Zoli'h K_tr .v.-iir.incn.
The celebrated romancer, l.mil Zola, de
clares that he is a poor man, although he
has no children and his wife displays no
especial extravagance. Without the 20,000
francs which the papers generally pay him
for a novel, he would have to go hungry.
These facts appear more strange as the es
tate of the romancer in Mention alone repre
sents an Immense fortune. Zola has cer
tainly carried on a remarkable as well as
r* lie has in his Castle, as well as In the sur
rounding I park, introduced electric lights.
He has also expended large sums for nu
merous pavilions and such buildings. In
fact, it Is thought Zola's passion for build
ing has consumed his colossal fortune ot
several millions, which within the last fif
teen years his books have brought to him.
—From the German. ....,■ •-:*,;..
The entire contents of the Seats wine-cellars
weiesold by the siieiill ot Sonoma County at
auction last Friday. The - price paid was 10
ceuls a gallon for 100,000 gallons.
An Explanation by His Friend
■.":■' and Confidant.
Why He Opposed the Removal of the
- Tariff on Raw Sugar.
A Chance to Open Up Valuable Markets
for American' Products Thrown
' : —
Special Dispatches to The Morning Call.
Washington, June 23.— Don. William E.
Curtis, correspondent of the Chicago Daily
News and Blame's confidant, sends to his
paper the following statement concern
ing Blame's views on McKinley's bill:
"There is no reason why the em
phatic expression of Blame in the
Senate Committee on Appropriations the
other day concerning the Tariff Bill
should have caused any surprise to the
Committee on Ways and Means, for lie
has been trying to impress that committee
with the same views all winter, while the
bill was being formulated. He had re
peated conferences with Messrs. Mc-
Kinley, Burrows, Gear, Dingley and
the other Republican members, and
In the most earnest manner protested
against placing sugar on the free list with
out corresponding concessions from the
sugar-growing countries; against an In
crease of the duty on wool, which is our
chief article of import from Chile and Ar
gentine Republic, and against the proposed
duty on hides. He explained to the com
mittee the proceedings of the International
American Conference, and the efforts he
was making to secure reciprocity treaties
with Central and South American countries,
so as to extend the market for our manu
factures and agricultural products.
"That could easily be done." he ex
plained, "by offering in exchange the du
ties we charge on sugar and carpet wools,
which are not produced in this country to
any extent and need no protection," and he
demonstrated to the committee that such an
exchange would result in furnishing a mar
ket for from $50,000,000 to 5100,000,000 worth
of bread-turfs and provisions. He recalled
the result of placing coffee on the free list
some years ago. It was done for the same
reason that Is proposed to place sugar on
the free list at this time, to meet a sup
posed political exigency, but instead
of affording a free breakfast for
the workingman,* which was the shib
boleth in those days, the Empire
of llrazil placed an export duty on coffee
and the price of the article remained the
same. Biazil would have removed her duty
from our Hour and other broadstttffs at that
time had we asked it. but the elections were
approaching and Congress could not wait to
trade. .- .:■
"Mr. Blame demonstrated to the commit
tee too that the removal of the. duty on
sugar was not going to relieve the farmer
from the depression in prices. The farmer
does not use raw sugar but refined
sugar, and the duty on the lat
ter is increased by the McKinley
bill. He would be even more at the mercy
of the sugar trust, or any other monopoly
that might be established, for the domestic
itantifacturer of sugar would be In a posi
tion to Increase the price of the refined
article any time he chose, although he
would get his raw material a great deal
"The public expectation of the benefit of
the legislation to sugar manufacturers is
shown by the increase in the value of sugar
trust certificates, which were quoted at $50
on the 10th of January before the House
committee took up the question of free
sugar, and at $96 on May _lst, when the bill
was reported to the Senate, but there has
been no increase in the value of corn or
wheat or potatoes or anything tho farmers
"Mr. Blaine|en<leavored to convince the
committee that if they wanted to do some
thing to benefit the farmer they could do it
beat by providing lilin with a profitable
market for his surplus products. This was
much more important than to cheapen
the price of his sugar one cent a
pound. A farmer's family uses a
hundred pounds of sugar a year, perhaps,
on which the reduction would amount to
$1. He could afford to sacrifice that if the
wheat, corn and other agricultural products
could be advanced eve. one cent
a bushel. But by the negotiating of
reciprocity treaties both objects would
be accomplished; the duty on sugar could
be removed and an enormous foreign de
maud for farm products secured. But the
committee were obstinate; they had de
cided to put sugar on the free list, and
would not reconsider that determination.
".Mr. Blame submitted to the committee,
informally, an amendment to the Tariff
Bill similar to that introduced in the Sen
ate by Mr. Hale the other day, authorizing
the President to declare the ports of the
United States free to the sugar of any nation
that removed the duties on our food prod
ucts, but Mr. McKlnley was the only one
of the Republicans who would agree to it.
The remainder objected to it because it
'would complicate matters.'
"There is no reason why the actual /facts
about the 'scene' in the Appropriation
Committee's room the other day should not
be related. I happened to bo a witness,
and the circumstances were these:
Mr. Blame was explaining to the
sub-committee the great necessity of
making an appropriation to carry into
effect the recommendations of the Inter
national Conference. Mr. Hale ' inquired
what results were to be expected, where
upon Mr. Blame, in an impetuous manner
that is characteristic of him, declared that
if sugar were placed upon the free-list
the greatest results sought for and ex
pected from the International Conference
would be sacrificed. He declared that it
would be the most inexcusable piece of folly
the Republican party was ever guilty of,
and that its leaders iv Congress would real
ize it belore many months, and that if he
was in the Senate ho would light it to the best
of his ability. He spoke with the greatest
earnestness and said he would give two
years of his life for two hours on the floor
of the Senate when the sugar schedule was
under consideration. Forty millions of
people, he said, had expressed their will
ingness to admit our food products free if
we could take the duty off their sugar, and
in the face of that proposition our Congress
proposed to put sugar on the free list with
out asking any concession in return.
"Mr. Blame has created it tremendous
sensation by the boldness with which he
attacked the policy of tho party of which
ho has been the leader so long, and if he
were on the llbor of the Senate or House,
where he could have the opportunity of
debate and parliamentary privileges, there
would be no doubt as to the result. ' If the
present pulley is pursued it will be against
the advice of the President, the Secretary
of State anil the leading Republican news
papers." vrt - '**;■•■'•'
IDAHO TEST OATH.
The Senate Terr! tori' Committee Adopts It
for Utah Mormons.
Washington, June 23.— The Senate
Committee on Territories this morning, by
a party vote, agreed to report a substitute
for Struble's House bill disfranchising the
Mormons of Utah Territory. The bill as
agreed upon prescribes the Idaho test oath,
which will practically have the same effect
in disfranchising all Mormons who refuse
to take that oath. This same oath as ad
ministered in Idaho, and which was de
cided by the United States Supreme Court
to be constitutional, disenfranchised Idaho
Mormons, a great majority of whom bad
voted the Democratic ticket. The Demo
crats in committee voted against reporting
such a bill and three of the Republican
Senators agreed to it very reluctantly.
They were Davis, Pierce and Maudersou,
..■■.'■-. » .
AN APPEAL FOB AID.
F.ve -hcnsmd People on the Island of Mar-
tiiiqae Homeless and Hungry. .-..-'.
--Washington, June 23.— A cable message
was received to-day from Consul Carosche
at Martinique as follows: "Halt of Fort
de* Fiance has been burned. . Martinique
demands aid. Five thousand homeless peo
ple need lumber, beef, pork, flour and other
provisions. Cable quickly what the United
States will do."
NAVAL. APPROPRIATION BILaL.
A Report Agreed Up.n by the House and
Washington, June 23.— The conferrees
on the Naval Appropriation Bill have
agreed to report the Senate amendment ap
propriating 813,000 for completing repairs to
the sectional dry-dock at Mare Island Navy
yard. The Senate recedes from the amend
ment abolishing the office of Assistant
Quartermaster at Washington and es
tablishing one at San Francisco.
The Bouse conferrees agreed to an
amendment authorizing the President to
appoint a commission to select a suitable
site on the Pacific Coayt for a dry-dock, and
the Senate agreed to the appointment of a
similar commission to select a site for one
on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. An ap
propriation for extra tools for the Mare
Island .Navy-yard is made of $50,000.
Washington, June 23.— Senator Plumb
has reported the bill providing that all per
sons who settled between August, 1887, and
January, 188$ on any Improved lands in the
so-called second indemnity belt of the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company grant
under the homestead and pre-emption laws
of the United States may transfer their en
tries from this tract to any other Govern
ment lands subject to entry under the home
stead laws they may select.
Land Decision Affirmed.
Washington*, June 2:l.— The Secretary
of the Interior has affirmed the decision of
the Land Commissioner in the holding for
cancellation of two lots and one tract in the
Vis.ilia district, Cal., which had been
selected by the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company, and on which James T. Mc-
Cutclicou has made pre-emption proofs.
. Washington, June 23. —Dr. S. K. Josephs
has been appointed Pension Examining
Surgeon at Portland, Oregon.
A special agent of the Agricultural De
partment will appear before the Senate Ir
rigation Committee to-morrow on the sub
ject of artesian wells.
The Silver Bill.
Washington*. June 23. The Coinage,
Weights and Measures Committee is ex
pected to report the Silver bill Tuesday,
but it is understood to-day the committee
will not report before Friday.
Conference Report on the Dependent Pension
Bill Agreed To.
Washington, June 23.— 1n the Senate
to-day Ingalls offered a resolution, which
was agreed to, instructing the Committee
on Privileges and Elections to inquire a3 to
the date when, under the law and prece
dents, the salaries of the Senators from
Montana, Washington, North and South
The Senate resumed consideration of the
Agricultural College Aid Bill.
Morrill offered a substitute for the vari
ous amendments pending Saturday as to
division* of the fund between colored and
Pugh withdrew his amendment. Mor
rill's amendment was then adopted, and
the bill as passed in committee was taken
up and Berry spoke against it.
The conference report on the Dependent
Pension Hill was then considered, and
Perry took the floor in opposition to it.
"The practical effect of it would be,"
Berry said, "to put 90 per cent of the Union
soldiers on the pension-roll, which would be
$200,000,00-, ami the cry would still be for
more, and yet no Northern Senator or Rep
resentative dared to stand up in opposition
to the Pension Bill. Northern Democrats
and Northern Republicans contended with
each other as to which will go the farthest
to satisfy these demands. It any Southern
Senator or Representative dared oppose
the Pension Bill he was told on one side
that he would injure his party, and on the
other be denounced as a traitor who had
no right to announce any opinion on the
subject of pensions."
Gorman also opposed the conference re
port. 'I he expenditure under the bill ag
gregated .75,t;73,0-., and this added to the
SI 15,0 -0.001 1 under the existing law would
leave the Treasury bankrupt in 1891.
Davis, Chairman of the committee, said
that Beiry bad been a consistent opponent
of pension legislation for the benefit of
Union soldiers, ami what be said to-day
was on a direct line with what he had said
on other occasions. Davis denied -the cor
rectness of Gorman's figures and said the
expenditures under the bill would be about
$40,000,00 a He denied that the bill was a
service pension bill and asserted that it was
a disability bill pure and simple.
Gorman said if the bill became a law there
would be a deficit of 100,000, in 1.92,
and even if it did not become a law there
would be a deficit of $10,000,000. He called
attention to what the Republican leader
(Mr. Blame) "the greatest leader that the
party had had in his day and generation"
bad said as to the extravagance of the ap
propriations and the tin thought fu! and un
wise legislation in the matter of revenue.
He complimented Davis for the courage
with which he had stemmed the tide of
demagogues and claim agents and pre
vented the reporting of a bill that would
have cost S-90,000,000 a year.
Ingalls advocated the conference report.
This was an obligation just as sacred as
that under which the soldiers were paid.
And yet the Senate was asked to postpone
it; to higgle anal haggle about It., For him
self, he was in favor of the removal of the
limitation in the act granting arrears pen
sions. He did Dot care if it cost
Vest spoke of the monstrous abuses that
had grown up under the pension system,
and declared his belief that the pending
bill was being pressed for personal and
political motives. He asserted that the
pension list was unduly swollen in Indiana
because it was a pivotal State and its vote
necessary to elect the President, and he
prophesied that the people in the United
States would revolt against the pension
system and its abuses.
Turple said that he had not heard of any
charges in Indiana against the Administra
tion Pension Bureau, and he was not pre
pared to say that political bias had any
thing to do with granting or refusing pen
Haw ley expressed the hope that the sol
diers would not get an Idea from what had
been said to-day that the Senate was favor
able to the payment of arrears pensions, or
to the equalization of bounties or the pay
ment of the difference between paper money
and gold. He thought altogether too much
was said about what the nation owed its
soldiers. The feeling in his State was that
needy soldiers should not suffer, but
that nothing should be wasted on the man
who did not need a pension for his support.
The true soldiers did not want the money
wasted. They wanted their suffering com
rades aided, and they wanted the glory of
having fought for their country without re
spect to money consideration.
Finally, the discussion closed, and a vote
was taken, and the conference report was
agreed to— ayes 34, noes 18.
A conference wus ordered on the Fortifi
cation Bill, and Dawes, Plumb and Gorman
were appointed confrerees on the part of the
Senate. After an executive session the Sen
ate adjourned. '
District of Colombia Matters Considered, bat
No Action Taken.
Washington, June 23.— The House went
into Committee of the Whole on the Dis
trict of Columbia business. The commit
tee rose without final action on the bill.
The conference on the General Pension
Appropriation Bill failed to agree. The
House insisted on a disagreement to the
Senate amendment and adjourned.
The Sign of > Bull,
A sign common to the licensed victualer
was the "Ivy Rush" or "Rush"; hence the
maxim, "Uo*>d wine needs no bush," as
houses Yvhere good and wholesome bever
ages could be obtained needed no bush or
sign. A writer iv 1003 says: "Spied a
bush at end of pole— the ancient badge of
an ale-house." A further quotation will
show the generality of this sign in "Good
Newes ami bad Nuwes." . The host says:
I rattier will take down my Bush and sign
Than live by raeaus of _iotoiu expense.
Publicans were not the only users of this
emblem, but all persons displayed it on
articles for sale, hence the fixing of a besom
or birch broom at the masthead of a vessel
on purchase. In Harris' "Drunkard's
Cup" we meet with the following:
"If a house be not worth an ivie bush,
let him have his tooles about him nutmegs,
rosemary, tobacco and other appurtenances,
and he knows, enough of puddle ales -to
make a cup ol wine."— Mall Gazette.
A FATAL SCUFFLE.
Young Gee Sing Dead From In
juries Received in It.
John Vet, a Railroad Section Boss, Arretted
and Charged With Murder— He Gives
His Version of the Affair.
Toung Gee Sine, a Chinese who owned a
vegetable garden in Alameda, died yes
terday morning, at 020 Jackson street, from
a beating, said to have been inflicted by
John Nee, a section boss on the narrow
Nee, it seems, was with a crowd of rail
road hands which went poaching last Fri
day into the garden, and when the Chinese
objected and remonstrated with him, beat
Gee unmercifully. Two- other Chinese say
that Nee hit the decased on the head with
a rock, and kicked him in the ribs and
about the bead and lace after throwing him
down upon the railway.
Nee had been arrested for battery, but
yesterday was rearrested, and is now in
Alameda Jail on a charge of murder. It is
said that other wen, who were with him
and also assaulted the Chinese, will be
placed in custody on the same charge.
They are also employes of the railroad com
pany, for whom they work as section-hands.
When District Attorney Reed of Alameda
County notified the Coroner that Ah Gee was
dead, a search through the mazes of China
town began. The Coroner, Dr. Estes and At
torney Reed searched lor hours and suc
ceeded in finding the body at 620 Jackson
street. Gee had come to San Francisco on
Saturday morning and died at '2 o'clock yes
terday morning in the apartment where the
body was found by the doctors. His re
mains were taken to the Morgue.
Till. RIBS CRUSHED I-T.
An examination of the body revealed the
eflects of his fatal beating. His ribs were
nearly all fractured or crushed in. He had
been horribly kicked and beaten, as the
mass of black contusions showed, nor did
his face and head escape the blows and
kicks given him last Friday. •
District Attorney Reed of Oakland was
seen by a Call reporter last night and
stated that beyond the fact of the China
man's death and the placing of a charge of
murder against Nee, he had ascertained no
details as yet of importance concerning the
alleged murder to make public.
Tne deceased had a partner, Young Ah
Sing, who, with two other Chinese who
said they had seen Nee assault the de
ceased, was to call on him this morning and
make a statement to him concerning the
case. He also wished to ascertain the re
sult, of the autopsy.
When Nee was first arrested he was only
charged with battery, but when it was
known that Sing might have been seriously
hurt the charge against him was raised to
assault with a deadly weapon. On hearing
of Sing's death, an information charging
Nee with murder was prepared and filed.
XEE's VERSION OF the AFFAIR.
Nee is a single man aged about 30. He
resided in a lodging-house on the corner of
First and Franklin streets, Oakland. , He
is a recent arrival from Ireland and lias no
relatives here. He gives the following ver
sion of the affair:
A few days ago, while repairing the track
near the vegetable garden in Alameda, some
of the section men working under him went
into the garden and took some cucumbers.
Soon a Chinaman came running down the
track and commenced throwing stones at
them and he left the hand-car on which he
was standing to avoid being hit.
"The Chinaman singled me out," he con
tinued, "and threw a lot of stones at me. I
dodged them and advanced toward him.
He attempted to strike me and I knocked
him down with my fist. He got up and
showed light and grabbed me by the leg.
I caught hold of him and catching him by
the trousers I stood him upon his head.
He seemed dazed by the upset and lay down
quiet for a few moments. We then left the
place on the hand-car. The next day 1 was
But Little Permanent Work Done
Yet on (lie Big (anal.
Pu_i*TAREXA9 (Costa Rica), June I.—Sev
eral parties just arrived from Greytown
state that the work on the Nicaragua Canal
is going on Y*ery slowly. About eighty men
are employed clearing out the brush along
the proposed route of the canal. They have
a hospital in the place they have started
called "America," where some 100 patients
are laid up with fever and climatic diseases.
The engineers state that nothing will be
done on the work until after the Yvet season
and then they will go ahead in earnest, as
they have made contracts for some 2000 men
from Jamaica to .tart with.
The country is overrun with idle Ameri
can- and Europeans, the majority being
without money, ami all are waiting for
positions on the canal. With the exception
of a couple of dredgers, there has been no
machinery snipped to Grevtown.
The railroad from Port I.imon to Sail
Jose de Costa Rica has just been finished
and hand** are being discharged all along
the line. Contractor Keith expects the
road to be running about October next
The distance is seventy miles. Mr. Smith
of Smith <& Cresby is now in London en
deavoring to float the bonds to complete
the road on this side next year. The road
here runs from Puntarenas to Sparta,
about twelve miles. The distance to be
finished is about fifty miles. The finishing
of these two roads will be of great advan
tage to the country, opening up its resources
and saving time to passengers going to New
York from Central America. Steamers run
from Port Union to New York every week.
Clews to the Murderer of Millionaire Snell in
thi Hands of the Police.
Chicago, June 23.— Chief of Police
Marsh has received a photograph of Tas
cott, the young burglar who is supposed to
have killed Millionaire Snell three years
ago. The photograph Yvas taken to Kansas
City three months ago and has been posi
tively identified by .Tascott's friends here as
that long-missing boy. Chief Marsh has also
secured a cipher letter written by
Willie to his brother, John, in this city.
The letter was mailed in Missouri. This is
the best clew the police have obtained as to
the whereabouts of Tascott since he dis
appeared from St. Paul soon after the mur
der. .-■ » -*■-• • rt,-. •:
A Sailing Party Capsized by a Collision and
Fortress Moxroe, Juno 23.— J. W.
Delaplane of Hampton, with son, daughter
and nephew, went out sailing this after
noon. The boat was wrecked in a collision
and only the girl was saved.
Beri.l-", June 23.— Major Wlssinan lias ar
rived tram East Africa.
Washington. June 23.— 0. S. Parsons of San
Francisco has beeu granted an lucieased pen
Washington, June 23.— A new Postoffice lias
been e*>tabll-iicu at Kzeta, Ventura County, with
Margaret Itenshaw as Postmistress.
Washington, June 23.— 1t Is not probable
that the appraisers, under the McKinley Admin
istrative Bill, will he appointed before next
week. TfjmiM jrytrwiptrijii^ii m; _|_JU__H__W'W '
Reading, June 23.— Part of a passenger train
on the Beading road was derailed Ibis morning,
'the engineer and fireman were killed. Three
others of Hie trainmen were slightly hurt.
New York, June 23.— The total Imports of
sliver so far this year are reported to be 89,246,*
161, and exports $2,907,551. The imports
largely exceed the exports since May 13tb.
Jefferson'vili.e (Ind.), June 23.—Rob
ert Glasgow, aged 2., . and married, died
this morning at Brunswick, Ga., of yellow
fever, and was buried at noon. .. He Yvas
a resident of this city. This is the first au
thentic case of yellow fever reported from
New Yoke, June 2a— The North Ameri
can Turner Bund held their session here to
day. The .Milwaukee Turn-Zeitung was
chosen as the official organ. The Turners'
Mutual Benefit Association of the North
west requested the support of the Turner
Bund. Referred . to the Committee on Or
... There was a long discussion on the propo
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
sition to establish a teachers' seminary at
Milwaukee, and to consolidate with it the
German-American Teachers' Institute of
Indianapolis. The latter has been hereto
fore a perambulating institute, going from
city to city. Milwaukee was, however,
finally chosen as the seat of the National
Charges of Corruption Under In_esli_a-
Lion by a Senate Committee.
New YoßK,|June 23.— The political sen
sation of the day was the appearance of
Richard Croker, the Tamraauy boss, on the
stand before the Senate Investigating Com
mittee, to deny the stories concerning the
inside of Tammany politics some time ago.
McCann, a brother-in-law of Croker, testi
fied before the committee that $180,000 was
raised by Croker in Tammany Hall to cor
ruptly secure the nomination of Grant,
since Mayor of this city, as Commissioner
of Public Works. McCann also alleged
that Grant personally contributed 880,000 to
this fund. McCann gave Croker as author
ity for these statements.
Croker, who was called home by Tam
many to testify, denied directly that there
was any truth in the statements. He was
severely cross-examined. Croker in his
testimony stated that be asked McCann
about the rumor that £80,000 had been
raised to keep Hubert C. Thompson in that
position. McCann referred him to Adams,
who said he knew uotliin- of it. Tammany
was fighting the renoinination of Thomp
son. This was in 1881 John Kelly was
then alive and the boss of Tammany.
Tammany's candidate was John McQuade.
It was untrue that witness was to get 10 cent*
per barrel on all the cement used by the
Department of Public Works if Grant was
made Commissioner. Grant is godfather of
witness' daughter Flossie. On two occa
sions he made her presents of SSOJO. There
was no previous understanding about it.
The money was invested in real estate for
her benefit. Witness was not indebted to
McCann, as alleged.
On cross-examination the old Tweed ring
was brought up. A document was shown
to witness, signed by a number of Alder
men, including Croker, in which they swore
not to confirm any one or pass any import
ant bill without consulting Henry W. Genet
and other Tammany leaders. One signa
ture was cut out. Objection was made to
this testimony. Lawyer Quins for the pros
ecution said he proposed to show that the
fag ends of politics in Tweed's time still
rules New York politics. A recess was
After recess Erwin took up once more
Mayor Grant's presents to Flossie Croker.
The first $6000, Croker said, was presented
in the early part of the canvass.
" Did the present create any surprise on
" Well, of course, I recognized the fact
that Grant was doing a very generous
action, Mrs. Croker took the envelope con
taining the money from Flossie and put it
in the safe."
" Did yon buy that safe?"
"No, It was bought by Mrs. Flack."
Croker said he did not invest the money
right away, because he owned some prop
erty which he was trying to sell anil wanted
to add this money to what he already had
before buying any more property.
Senator McXaughton and the committee
had no business inquiring into Croker's
trusteeship of the money given by Grant to
Flossie Croker. * At this reply to Erwin the
Tammanyites applauded vigorously.
Croker declared that no tax was levied
on any office-holder for the expenses of
election. In various districts the expenses
were very heavy. Croker did not know
what contributions had been made by Judge
Bookstaver, Mayor Grant, Mayor Hewitt
and other candidates.
Mrs. Croker was then put upon the stand.
She denied that she ever told McCann that
Croker had gone to Europe and left her un
provided for, or that she had ever said
Mayor Grant gave Flossie 825,000, or that
she ever sat up all night to guard 8180,000,
which had been raised to secure Grant*
appointment as Commissioner of Public
Work. She said she put the money given
little Flossie by Mayor Grant into the safe,
and it remained there until the property
TRIAL OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS.
An Ex-Depn'y Collector Charged With Extor
tion and Embezzlement.
Seattle, June 23— When the United
States District Court met tills morn
ing Herbert F. Beecher and Quincy
A. Brooks, both ex-collectors of customs
of Puget Sound District, and William
M. Harneil, ex-Deputy Collector, were
present. The latter Yvas defendant in a
case to-day, and is up on two in
dictments of extortion and embezzle
ment, which are alleged to have been
committed in lt-WS, when Brooks was Col
lector of Customs and Harned deputy.
The whole day was spent in securing a
jury. The examination of witnesses will
begin to-morrow. Brooks' case Yvas con
tinued till October.
THERE IS NO LEPER.
So Says the Secretary of the Sacramento
-hard of Health.
Sacramento, June 23.— was stated by
a sensational San Francisco paper that
the Secretary of the Board of
Health of that city had been asked
by Dr. H. L. Nichols, Secretary of the
Sacramento Board of Health, to receive and
care for a white leper, of whom this city
wished to rid itself. Secretary Nichols says
he has no knowledge of the presence of any
white leper in this city, aud certainly has
had no such communication with Secretary
Hoesch as staled in the San Francisco
WANTED FOR FORGERY.
An Arrest in Philadelphia on a Dispatch
From San Francisco.
Philadelphia, June 2a —M.J. Ferriar, a
Spaniard, was arrested here to-night on a dis
patch from San Francisco charging him with
forgery. He is also wanted at St. Louis on
the same charge. When arrested he had a
ticket to Montcvidio, for which place be in
tended to start soon.
REDUCED TO ASHES.
The Easiness Portion of Cenilos, ft. Mex., De-
stroyed by Fire.
Ai._ro.CF.RQ-E (\. Mex.), June 23.— Tha
entire business portion of Cerrilos, N. Max.,
fifty miles north of Albuquerque, was de
stroyed by fire late this evening. The loss
will probably reach 5100,000.
Midget Lei-el Secures an Office.
SritiNGFiELD (Ohio), June 23.— At the
special council election to-day to fill a va
cancy Colonel Joe Leffel, the well-known
midget and ex-museum freak, was elected.
Leffel was once the smallest man in America.
He is 36 inches in height, weighs CO pounds
and is 57 years of age. Leffel was the Re
Yale Clais-Day Exercises.
New Haven, June23.— The annual class
day exercises took place to-day at Yale
University. In the afternoon class exer
cises were held on the campus. Two thou
sand people were present.
Woman's Industrial School.
Washington June 23.— Senator Blair
to-day introduced a bill to incorporate. a
Woman's National Industrial University
and School of Arts. The university is to
be located in Washington.
SWEET AS A ROSE
With skin as fair as a priceless pearl and
cheeks like the blush of early summer twi-
light a young girl hursts upon our Tlaloa and
How different it would be if her stla was covered
with pimples and her complexion marred by an
UGLY SALLOW TINGE.
Such defects cannot exist when that Indispens-
able article to every young lady's toilet,
menu's Siilijlmr Soap,
Is In dally use. This potent, bat harmless
purifying agent, banishes Blotch* a.
Freckles and Tan from the sain and makes the -
complexion as beautiful as the pearly pink of
the rarest sea-shell. - " -J,"'
FOR SALE 111 DR-GGISTSGENERAIXY.
Glenn's Sulphur Soap sent Vt mail for
30 cents. . C. N. CRIIIESTON, 110 Fulton
street, New York. •