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VOLUME LXX-NO. 5.
THE ITATA TAKEN.
She Surrenders to the United
111 the Arms and Ammunition Also
the Insurgents Arrange to Hay. the Matter
Peacefully Adjus ied— Coming Back
to San Diego.
fr"" ! -l to The Mobnjs- CAtti
i Washington, June 4.— The Navy De
partment received official information to
night of the peaceful surrender of the
Chilean Insurgent steamer liata at Iquique
to-day. The information was contained in
a dispatch from Admiral McCann, whicli
stated that the Data arrived from Tocopilla
last night and was placed at the disposition
of Admiral McCsnn this morning. She had on
board, the dispatch says, 5000 rifles and also
the ammunition taken from the schooner
Itobert and Minnie off the port of San
Diego, Cal. She had no other monitions of
war than those belonging to the ship and
bad transferred nothing to the Esmeralda,
with whom she communicated off Acapulco,
Admiral McCann says the cruiser Charles
ton arrived at [quiqus to-day and the Pen
sacola is expected fore night. The Itata
will now be scut back to Sau Diego, proba-
iquique: bay— the international fleet aT ANCHOR.
bly under the convoy of a cruiser. She will
be delivered to the United States District
Court officials at San Diego and the proceed
ings against her will be resumed.
Secretary Tracy gave to an Associated
Press reporter to-night the chain of circum
stances that led ud to the peaceful surren
der to the United States of the Itata to-day.
The Secretary said that the desire for the
surrender came from the leaders of the in
surgents' party at Iquique. Shortly after
the vessel illegally escaped from the custody
of the Marshal at San Diego the Govern
ment was informed by these leaders that
they disapproved of the action of the officers
of the vessel and made offers tnrough
Admirai McCann to peacefully sur
render her to the United States as soon
as she arrived in Chilean waters. These
offers were communicated to the depart
ment at Washington' and in due time ac
cepted by this Government without, how
over, implying any recognition en the part of
the United States of the insurgents as bel
ligerents. As soon as the offer was ac
cepted, a telegram authorizing him to cease
the chase \v;»s sent to Captain Bemey of the
Charleston, but the, steamer had already
sailed when the telegram reached Acapulco.
Secretary Tracy said the Itata would be
Bent Up to San Diego.
Washington, June 4. — Rear-Admiral
JlcCann, commanding the naval forces in
the South Atlantic and South Pacific sta
tions, has sent a report to the Secretary of
the Navy in regard to affairs in Chile. The
report is dated from Valparaiso, April 20th,
and says a German naval force of five ves
sels has been ordered to Chileau waters,
and is due about June 20th. The Admiral
says the arrival of the United States steam
er Baltimore at Valparaiso attracted much
attention and has bad a good effect.
Paris. June 4.— A dispatch from Iquique
says: In consequence of Bolivia's recogni
tion of the Chilean Congressional party as
belligerents the Chilean Minister at La Paz
ha* demanded his passports.
Panama, June 4.— The Esmeralda has
WAR IN CHILE.
President Balmaceda Given Absolute Power
by His Congress.
Washington, June South American
mails just received by the Bureau of Ameri
can Republics contain interesting details of
the Chilean civil war. The new Chilean
Congress convened by Balmaceda has placed
absolute power in his hands. It bas author
ized him "pending the pacification of the
country" to arrest and transport people at
will; to augment the land and sea forces ; to
expend public revenues without regard to
estimates; to procure money by pledging
tbe credit of the State, rendering an account
to Congress, and to suspend the right of
meeting and the liberty of the press.
In pursuance of these powers decrees are
published in the Diario Official releasing
four prominent citizens suspected of sym
pathy with the Congressional revolutionists
from imprisonment in Santiago prison on
their depositing $50,000 each in the Val
paraiso National Bank to tbe order of the
Secretary of the Interior, conditioned on
their not taking part in the revolution.
They are further required to reside in
Europe, and not to return to Chile without
special permission of the Government. Ten
or twelve other citizens are also released
from imprisonment on similar conditions,
their bonds ranging from $3000 to $50,000,
but with permission to remain within
Chilean territory, provided they do not
"take part iv politics."
The Almirante Lynch and the Condell,
the two torpedo boats which surprised and
sunk the insurgent iron-clad Blanco Eaeat
ada, but which appear to have been less
successful in subsequent operations while
lying in Valparaiso harlior, are guarded by
two field pieces and several mitrailleuses
stationed on the Custom-house mole to se
cure them against treachery from within or
Uuited States Minister Egan and al! the
members of the diplomatic corps attended
the opening of Balmaceda's Congress ex
cept the German and Italian Ministers. The
British, French, German anil Italian gov
ernments, it is understood, have protested
against the decree closing ports now held by
the insurgents. The representatives of the
insurrectionary party claim that these ports
produce a revenue of (23,000,000 and tlvat
there are CO.OOO foreigners resident in the
provinces which the insurrectionists con
trol. Famine prices were said to be pre
vailing at Iquique. Meat «*-* selling at 70
cents a pound, potatoes at $20 a bag and
flour at $30 a bag.
President Balmaceda, on May 4th, issued
a decree closing to commerce the following
ports: Chanaral, Taltal, Antafogasta.Toco
pilla, Iquique, Unlets Bucna, Junin, Pisagua
and intei mediate by-ports, so long as they
remained in the possession vi the insurgents,
and on April Hth be also issued a decree
ordering the dispatch of all merchandise from
the Custom-house within twenty a ays, per
sons not complying to pay 3 ier cent on the
value of the merchandise during the twenty
day-, thereafter, 6 per c>-nt fur the next
twenty days and 10 per cent for a like suc
ceeding period. After this goods can only
be delayed for _ term equal to the previous
ones. At the expiration of the last twenty
days the goods are to be sold by auction and
the amount realized, alter deducting storage
dues and expenses of sale, is to be paid to
the owners or consignees.
Attempt to Kill Balmaceda.
New Yokk, June 4.— Mail advices from
Santiago state that a second attempt to kill
president Balmaceda was mad*» April 29th.
4 large dynamite bomb was thrown into his
palace through a window. Fortunately the
bomb was not heavily charged, and when it
exploded cracked the wall of the room and
ruined the frescoed ceiling and all the.fur
niture. Nobody was Injured. The police,
Who appeared as soon as the explosion was
The Morning Call.
heard, have been unable to find any clew to
the bomb-thrower. The bomb was exactly
the shape of the oue previously thrown.
OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.
The Union of Two Societies Recommended
by the Presbyterian Assembly.
Princeton find.), June 4.— The General
Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church
ha- confirmed the appointment of Key. Dr.
M. M. Gibson as Superintendent of Missions
for the Presbytery of San Francisco; also
of Rev. George McCormick of Salinas as
Presbyterial Superintendent of Sabbath-
schools, and Dr. C. Knox Fleming of San
Jose as the Assembly's financial agent for
the same presbytery. The General Assem
bly adopted a recommendation that the
Young People's Societies of Christian En
deavor in connection with the congrega
tions of the denomination unite with the
denominational organization known as "The
Institution of Our "ioung People of the
United Presbyterian Church of North Amer
ica." During the discussion of this subject
it was contended by some that all the con
gregational societies should adopt the name
aud constitution of the denominational soci
ety, "Our Young People," but the matter
was lett to be determined by the young peo
The recoct of the annual session of ''Our
Young People's Institute" at Xeuia, Ohio,
May 21st, snowed 234 delegates from the
thirteen States and the province of Ontario,
forty-two presbyteries and 177 congrega
tions. Of this number forty-nine were from
Societies of Christian Endeavor, 179 from
Our Young People Societies, four from col
lege and seminary societies and two were
from the Associate Reformed Churcb of the
The reports of the foreign missions in In
dia and Egypt showed ten congregations in
India with (i*>7;i communicants, 157 day
schools and 3(j51 scholars, ninety-two Sim
day schools with 3133 scholars, twelve or
dained and thirteen unmarried female mis
Iv E'-ypt, which is now given up by other
denominations to the United Presbyterians,
there were reported fourteen ordained mis-
sionaries, ten female missionaries, twenty
nine congregations with 3158 communicants.
LOS day schools and 6090 scholars, 109 Sun
day schoo's with 4421 scholars. Rev. J. K.
Gitfen of the Assyout Egyptian Mission is
he:e attending the assembly.
REFOKMED PBESBTTEBIAB SYNOD.
Pitt>lsUi:**. June 4.— -The order of the
day at the Reformed Presbyterian Synod
was tbe trial of suspended ministers. Rev.
E. M. Millican, one of the suspended, made
an eloquent speech in his own defense. Ho
threw the keenest shafts of sarcasm into the
ranks of th* enemy and told how he and
others had been done almost irreparable in
justice, etc. He and bis companions had
been unjustly convicted witliout the chance
of being heard in their own defense. He
denied that be had violated any law or
practice of the church, and claimed the right
to express his private views. Ti.e act of
the synod last year, he said, in forbidding
the expression of opinions is iv violation of
the rights of man.
AMERICAN HOME MISSIONS.
Saratoga N. V.. June 4.— The Ameri
can lion _ Missionary Society has clotted
Rev. J. H. Self cf Amherst, Mass., Presi
dent for the ensuing year. Among me Vice-
Presidents is Rev. .1. K. McLean of Cali
fornia. The year's receiuts show an in
crease of 525,000 in contributions over last
year. There is a financial deficit of $50,000
which is secured by the Swett Fund.
Failure of a China Firm Willi Branches
in America and England.
New York, June 4.— The rumored sus
pension of Russell & Co. of China was con
firmed to-day at the New York office. The
house in China suspended, in consequence
of which the New York, Loudon and Boston
branches have suspended. The amount of
liabilities or assets, it was said, is not known
to the New York representatives. The
liabilities are currently reported to amount
to several million dollars. The liabilities
are chiefly to seven banks in China, a few
banks in London and a few in New York.
Up to eight years ago Russell & Co. were the
managers of the largest local steamship
in China. It was a source of great
profit and after its sale to
Chinese capitalists the old partners
in the firm retired, taking their fortunes with
them. Since then the profits of the China
trade have not warranted the expensive
style of conducting the business. A few
months ago tne firm attempted to organize
a bank in London, but two of the wealthiest
Directors recently withdrew, and the scheme
collapsed. The firm's principal business
was in silks and teas. In their silk manu
factory at Hong-Kong it is said they lost
from 5300.000 to 8400,000. Of the partners
W. H. and H. D. Forbes reside in Hong-
Kong, S. W. Pomeroy in London, F. 11. N.
Huntington in Paris, and John M. Forbes
dr. in New York".
Nashville (Term.), June 4.— The whole
sale dry-goods and shoe firm of the Connell
Hall McLoster Company of this city as
signed this : morning. Liabilities, $473,000;
assets are estimated at $725,000. The past
year the firm has done a business amount
ing to more than $1,000,000. The failure
was caused by attempting to do more busi
ness than their capital allowed, and their
inability to get an extension on their paper.
The recent failures in Boston are said to be
the reason for this. The officers of the com
pany are confident that all obligations will
be met speedily. They hope to resume in a
short time, and in the meantime business
will continue under tho supervision of the
X fishvilie Trust Company, assignee.
Huntington (Ind.). June 4. —The Ilunt
ingsburg Bank closed to-day in consequence
of losses sustained by Cashier Alt-way's
overdrafts to the extent of $30.000 or 840,000.
HIS STAY WAS SHOUT.
The Brief Career in Thi-- City of CheirJ
t'.n, the Forger.
"The police here were never officially no
tified to look out for him," observed Cap
tain Lees yesterday, spe iking of the ex
ploits of El-test Allaiu Cheiriton, alias Kd
Cameron, alais A. A Maine, alias Ealor, the
smooth young fellow who was arrested at
New York for forgery upon the arrival of
the steamship from Jamaica. The forger
had letters showing that he had acted as
correspondent for half a dozen papers, and
during bis brief career had raised nearly
(10,000 ou forged checks.
"Indirectly I was notified of Cheiriton's
appearance in this city last February. Af
ter swindling several banks In Los Angeles
he came to this city. He met a brother of
J. M. Wormsley of 736 South Pearl street,
Los Angeles, and asked him to go to a bank
and identify him in order that be might
cash a check for $380. The bank, however,
refused to cash the check because Worms-
Icy was not known.
" Clifciriton then induced a saloon-keeper
to indorse the check and identify him at the
bank, and by this means secured the $"SSO,
After it was discovered that the check was
a forgery the saloon-keeper made good the
bank's loss. After I heard of the transac
tion I telegraphed to Fresno, but the swind
ler bad already made his way down south
and escaped into Mexico."
Bobbed the Hails.
Washington, June 4— Arthur N. Sayle?,
a clerk in the Dead Letter Office, has been
arrested, charged with robbing the letters he
handled. it is estimated that he has taken
The Corwin Ordered to Sea.
Washington, June 4.— Orders to-day
were Issued for the revenue cutter Corwin
to be ready to proceed to the Bebring Sea
tt a moment's notice.
SAN FRANCISCO. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 5. 1891-EIGHT PAGES.
THE LONDON TRIAL.
"More in the Case Than Seen
on the Surface."
What the Plaintiff's Counsel Will Try to
The Sensational Baccarat Scandal Still En
grosses the Attention of the
.pedal to Tine Mosvixa Calx.
London, June 4.— The intense interest
taken in the baccarat scandal trial is un
abated. The usual crowd of fashionable
people was present when the court opened
this morning, the fourth day of the case.
Arthur Stanley Wilson, the first witness,
continued his testimony under cross-exami
natiou. He commenced with a long and
not very Interesting discussion as to the po
sitions on the tables used in playing bacca
rat In cross- examination the fact was
elicited that the counters used in the bacca
rat games at Tranby Croft were the prop
erty of the Prince of Wales, and were the
set carried about by him when visiting
"TENANT I.EVETT TESTIFIES.
Berkeley Levett, one of the defendants in
the case, was the next witness. Lieutenant
Levett was pals and very nervous. The
Lieutenant's testimony in substance con
fumed that of young Mr. Wilson in regard
to what took place at Tranby Croft on Sep
tember 9th and 10th. The Lieutenant told
him of his visit to the room of Cummins,
and of the hitler's question, if he (Levett)
could not say he was mistaken in what he
saw. To this the Lieutenant replied: "I
would say 1 was mistaken for your sake and
for the sake of the regiment, but I know one
man who would not do so, and that is Ly
The cross-examination of Lieutenant Lev
ett by Clarke did not result in revealing any
important points and utterly failed to shake
the Lieutenant's testimony.
A DECIDES SENSATION.
There was a decided sensation In court
when, during Levett's cross-examination,
Clarke asked questions in regard to the
liquid refreshments which were partaken
of during the baccarat playing at Tranby
Croft, apparently reaching such dan
gerous ground that the Chief Justice felt
himself compelled to interrupt the cross-ex
aminer by inquiring rather severely whether
he desired to convey to the jury the Im
pression that the hospitality of Tranby
Croft in September last was of a nature of
"a disturbing hospitality," so far as re
garded the game.
Sir Edwaid Clarke, In reply, admitted
that he did.
LYCETT GKEEN'S EVIDENCE.
Lycett Green was the next witness. In
substance Green's testimony confirmed the
evidence of his brother-in-law, Arthur S.
Wilson, as to the occurrences which took
place at Tranby Croft in September fast.
Witness had hardly commenced to give the
interesting part of his testimony when the
Lord Chief Justice gave the signal for re
cess for luncheon.
Upon reassembling of the court after
luncheon the foreman of the jury handed the
Lord Chief Justice a threatening and abus
ive note which he said he had just received.
Lycett Green, who had just re-entered
the witness-box, said he also had received a
The Lord Chief Justice read the letter
handed to him by the foreman of the jury,
and assured him it would receive din- at
GRAPHIC STORY OF THE GAMBLING.
The examination of Green was then con- .
tinued. Green gave a graphic description
of the events which took place during the
second evening of the play at Tranby
Croft. lie said when he saw the plaintiff
put extra counters over the line when he
(Sir William) saw the card favorably de
clared, his (Green's) first impulse was to ex
pose the plaintiff, but as the Prince of
Wales and ladies were present he desisted
and left the room.
Some time later he sent a note to Mrs.
Wilson, saying: "I have distinctly seen
Sir William Gordon dimming cheating
twice. I cannot remain in the room any
longer. Something ought to be done to
stop the game." Subsequently, said Green,
he asked to be confronted with "sir William
Gordon dimming and the latter denied his
Green was cross-examined by Gill, who
managed to considerably liven up the pro
ceedings. Gill began .asking the witness*
a number of questions as to his duties on the
days of the races, and witness replied in
substance that they consisted in entertain
ing the race party.
Gill thereupon remarked "that luncheon
was going on all the afternoon, perhaps."
To this the witness angrily replied: "Do
you hint that 1 was drunk?"
The question was followed by loud laugh
ter in the court and by "no, no," from Gill.
The Lord Chief Justice here interposed,
saying that he did not understand the drift
of the cross-examination as conducted by
Gill. The latter promptly replied: "Per
haps the jury understands; there is much
more in this case than is seen on the sur
mi:-. GREEN'S STATEMENT.
Mrs. Lycett Green was the next witness.
Her testimony agreed with that of the pre
vious witnesses. She positively declared
she had not mentioned the unpleasant inci
dent to anybody but bar husband until the
legal action was brought
. V-- COMMENTS ox THE CASE.
Though every effort was made to let the
Prince of Wales off as easily as possible in
the baccaret trial he cuts a sorry figure.
Whether dimming win or lose his suit for
slander against the Wilsons makes little
difference, for he is, on his own evidence,
disgraced for life, but he has at least suc
ceeded in making the Prince confess under
oath that he habitually plays at "swagger"
houses gambling games strictly prohibited
by law. Aside from a few hundreds of ti
tlod gambler*, who are in the same boat as
the Prince, the British people feel very sore
over it- Everybody wonders why Gordon
dimming has sued the Wilsons for slander
instead of the real parties, who violated a
written agreement of secrecy. Beyond a
doubt the first person to violate the confi
dence was th« Prince of Wales, who con
fided the secret to Lady Brooke. She seems
to have mentioned the matter to several
people, besides flatly accusing dimming of
cheating to his face. None of the five per
sons wi;om Gordon dimming sues for slan
der mentioned the matter until they were
actually put on the defensive by curious
gossip. The general opinion is that Cum
uiiug may lose his case. :■'?£•
FAMINE IN RUSSIA.
Starving Feasants Attack the Corn Ware-
London, June 4.— Tbe Telegraph's St.
Petersburg correspondent gives a pitiable
account of the destitution prevailing in the
districts of Kazan, SinibirsK*. Samara,
Nijnl-Novgorod and Penza. The corre
spondent says hundreds of persons have
died from hunger in the past five weeks.
The peasants in Simbirsk and Samara dis
tricts revolted ami attacked the corn maga
zines. A number of conflicts occurred be
tween the peasants and troops, and several
persons were killed and many injured. Tho
gloomy harvest prospects increase the hor
ror of the situation. The Minister of the
Interior has forbidden any reference to the
famine by the newspapers.
Odessa, June 4.— The crop outlook has
been changed by the heavy rains which
have fallen lately in southern portions of
Itussia. It is now believed the harvest will
be little under the average.
Tbe Brigands Are Suspicious.
Constantinople, June 4.— The baud of
brigands who recently seized a number of
passengers on the express train, and who
sent one of the prisoners, a Berlin banker
named Israel, to secure a ransom of $40,000,
now decline to receive the ransom unless
Israel dismisses the escort accompanying
bim. Negotiations for* the release of the
prisoners have suspended.
Anastasius' brigands refuse to treat fur
ther for the release of the prisoners unless
the troops are withdrawn.
Madrid, June 4.— Four bull-fighters in
three of the principal Spanish cities-
Madrid, Aranjuez and Cordova— were killed
Sunday and five seriously wounded. One
was disabled for life the past week. The
funeral yesterday was a virtual holiday.
There was great pomp and a large attend
ance of officials, journalists and comrades
of the dead men.
The South African Trouble.
Lisbon, June The Cortes committee
has approved of a convention with Great
Britain in relation to South Africa.
The Self-Styled "Christ" Refuses to Leave
Kansas City (Mo.), June 4.— Two hun
dred men and boys threw stones at Branch
Heaven here last night. When Mrs. Ward,
keeper of the place, and archangel to
Schweinfurth, made her appearance stones
came so dangerously near her that she beat
a retreat. '1 lie self-styled "Chiist" came
out and tried to calm the multitude by pour
ing oratorical oil on the troubled waters, but
they would not be calmed. Then a young
man ran up the stairway and kicked him
sharply on the shin. The pretender gave a
yell of pain and ran indoors. One of his
follower, got out at the back door and
called for the police. Ten minute* later the
patrol wagon rolled up with half a dozen
blue-coats, and with a farewell pelt of
rocks the mob dispersed. Schweinfurtb de
clares that he shall remain her c for months'.
Brief Sketch of the Most Extraordinary
1 m poster Living.
George Jacob Schweiufurth, whose extra
ordinary pretensions have raised such a
storm of indignation in the East, is, con-
Gecrge Jacob 'Infurth.
trary to the generally received impression,
a refined and intelligent-locking man. His
residence, called "Heaven," near Rockford,
111., consists of a beautiful dwelling, hand
somely furnished, in the midst of a highly
cultivated estate of 500 acres, and the com
munity living in the house consists of thirty
persons, the females being known as angels.
They claim to live absolutely pure lives,
and even the tie of marriage, which had
formerly united some of the parties, is bow
ignored, and a pure, platonic affectum has
taken its place.
This picture is an extremely good likeness
of George Jacob Sciiweinfurth, and it has a
history. (hie of his most intimate followers
Is an amateur photographer. She lives in
the immediate family Of Schweiufurth, on
Weldon Farm, near Kockford, 111., and as a
special favor he allowed her to take a por
trait of him to be kept simply for herself.
No matter by what influence, a print was
procured made from the negative of this the
only photograph of Schweiufurth in exist
ence. He takes Special pains to prevent
copies being made, and bus positively re
fused to sit for any photographer but the
female follower aforesaid, The above por
trait was made direct from a copy of her
picture, and is the hi st authentic likeness of
this individual that has appeared. A man
that make • the claims and has the wealth
and following which Schweinfurtb has is a
subject of universal curiosity. The reader
will be interested to learn that his eyes are
Ight blue; his hair is reddish auburn; his
beard, sandy red; his complexion, very fair.
Schweinfurtb is of medium height and spare
fcim. in manner he is quiet and retiring.
Schweinfurtd la bead ol the community of
a sect founded sixteen years ago by Mrs.
Dora Beekman, wife of a Congregational
minister, who preached that she possessed
the attributes of tne risen Lord. The cen
tral church of her followers was at Byron,
near Rockford. After a curiously change
able career Schweiufurth became one of her
followers and finally head of a Sect she
founded, which has churches at Chicago,
St. Charles, Minneapolis. Piiw Paw. Louis
ville, Leavenworth and Kansas City, and
members scattered in many other places.
IHe headquarters at Weldon Farm are
sumptuously furnished, and the property,
which is Schweinfurth's, Is said to be worlh
half a million dollars.
The man who claims to be Christ in his
second advent and the Almighty God, and
who finds many people willing to believe
these pretensions, was born at Marion, Mar
ion County, Ohio, of German parents, in
ISM. He was variously occupied up to 1873
and 1574, when lie taught school near Jack
sen. Mich. In 1875 he ended his own school
days at Evanston, 111., and in 1870 he went
to Francisco, Mich. Later he went to his
birthplace, where he made uu bis mind to
be a preacher. He entered the Detroit
Methodist Conference on tiial in 1877. His
first and only appointment from a Metho
dist Conference was in 1877 to the Alpena
Mission, Mich. At the conference of 1878,
held at Ann Arbor, a -committee recom
mended his discontinuance as a preacher
on trial. Schweiufurth has never been a
Methodist minister. His adhere nee to the
faith taught by Mrs. Dora B-ekmaii brought
his progress toward admission to the Metho
dist ministry to a standstill.
An Application to Restrain Kelly From Send
ing Money to McCarthy Denied.
New YORK, June 4.— Judge Bartlelt of
the Supreme Court to-day declined to hear
an application by certain Irish-Americans
to restrain Eugene Kelly from sending
funds to Justin McCarthy, saying that it
was simply a question whether Kelly bad
been guilty of a breach of trust.
Immigrants Sent Back.
New Four, June Twenty-three im
migrants were to-day sent back to Europe
by the Federal authorities at tiie Barge Of
fice. They were all without money and lia
able to become public charges. One mado
an affidavit he had been assisted to come to
America by Government agents in Ireland.
The Duchess of Marlborough.
New York, June 4.— A motion to pre
vent the Duchess of Marlborough from act
ing as trustee under the will of her hus
baud, Lewis E. Hammersley, on the ground
that she has taken up her residence abroad,
was decided by the Surrogate in favor of
New Japanese Ministry.
London. June 4.— Dispatches from Japan
says the Cabinet has been reconstructed,
with lto as President of the Council, Ta
kato as Minister of Public instruction,
Tanaka Minister of Justice, and Shinagala
Minister of tbe Interior.
Damaged by tbe Cyclone.
Kansas City, June 4.— A special to the
Times from various points in Western Mis
souri states that the cyclone did much dam
age to farm bu ildings aud crops last night,
but no lives were lost.
Canada's Premier No Better.
Ottawa? June 4.— Drs. Grant and Wright
said late to-night that there had been little
change iv Sir John's condition since lust
night. ■ ■ ...
Secretary Blame at Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor. June —Secretary Blame
has arrived here, and is now quartered at
his summer home.
A GIGANTIC DEAL.
Chicago Distilleries Purchased
r by the Whisky Trust.
A Veteran Boston Publisher's Legs Crashed
by the Wheels of a Car.
Result of a Conference Between Secretary
Foster and a Number of Leading
New York Backers.
-petl-l to The Morn*****- Caci.
Chicago, June 4.— A gigantic deal, the
negotiations toward which have been carried
on for the past week, was consummated
this evening at the Auditorium Hotel. Ey
papers which were signed, the Whisky
Trust has at last acquired outright the only
remaining important anti-trust establish
ment in the West— the great Chicago
distilleries, owned by Shuefoldt &
Co. and the Calumet Distilling Com
pany. The JSchuefeidt Distillery is the one
that was partly burned yesterday, and for
the attempted blowing up of which by dyn
amite some weeks' ago George J. Gibson,
Secretary of the Whisky Trust, is now un
der indictment. It is thought by many
that the transaction may materially
affect the Gibson case, by remov
ing any vindictive feeling toward him
entertained by the Schuefeldt-. The news
of the purchase was a surprise, although
rumors, which were denied by the owners
of the purchased distilleries, have been per
sistently in circulation. A number of the
largest stockholders in the trust have
been in the city, during the progress of
the negotiations, which, with great
secrecy.* have been carried on it; Presi
dent Grcenhut's rooms. The sales of
both • plants include' the real estate,
machinery, patents, etc. In connection
with the purchase, the Whisky Trust Di
rectors disclaim any intention to advance
prices. They absolutely refuse to give the
purchase price, merely stating that the pur
chase was for cash and at a figure alike sat
isfactory to sellers and purchaser--. The
price is, however, known to have been fully
commensurate with the gigantic character
of the properties purchased, probably in
volving the transfer of about *82,000,000.
EXCITED LEG Iti LATO US.
Scene of Confusion in the Illinois General
NO FIELD (III.), June 4.— -An extraor
dinary scene of wild coufusion and excite
ment was witnessed in the Lower House of
the General Assembly yesterday when the
World's Fair Bill, which, as passed by the
Senate, appropriated $1,000,000 for the Illi
nois exhibit, was acted upon. Efforts to
reduce the appropriation to 5500,000 or
$000,000 were successfully defeated, but on
a motion fixing the amount at $750,000 it
was apparent the vote would be a tie. Theu
Speaker Crafts (D.) voted for tbo amend
ment, "I'd ignoring a Republican member
who wished to change his vote, hurriedly
announced the vote closed. The House then
became a bedlam of shrieking, blaspheming
and hurrahing men. Crafts coolly declared
the $750,000 amendment- adopted in tho
midst of a terrific storm of protest. The
speaker would only listen to a motion to
adjoin and calmly declared it carried.
Tho members were now yelling and running
about like wild men. Half a dozen made a
rush for the Speaker to drag him from the
chair, but were forcibly held back by their
friends. It is expected another outbreak
will take place to-day. when an attempt
will be made to reconsider the vote.
DX. PHILLIPS BROOKS.
His Appointment as Bishop Confirmed by a
Majority of the Dioceses.
Boston. June 4.— Despite the opposition
manifested iv influential quarters Dr. Phil
lips Brooks has had hi * appointment as
Bishop of Massachusetts confirmed by a
majority of the dioceses. The result, was
known hero to-day and gives general satis
faction. The dioceses' privileged votetu
bers 52. To assure his election the votes of
twenty-seven of the standing committees
were therefore needed. The vote remained
indecisive until yesterday, when Louisiana
approved him, and he was there
fore declared elected bp the Standing Com
mittees. The following nine dioceses have
cast voles against consecration :
Newark, lowa, Milwaukee, Mississippi,
Chicago, Texas, Maine, Springfield and
Fond Dv Lac. If Dr. Brooks really re
ceived 27 vote-, as it is said, then all that
remains to de done is for the Bishops, sixty
seven in number, to vote on Dr. Brooks' ac
ceptance within their ranks. The voting
is done by mall. Each Bishop is allowed
Reasons Assigned by Gould for the Continued
New York, June 4.— The Dow Jones
Company news agency says: "Houses here
are not sure the Bank of England will not
advance its price for gold In case exchange
weakens. The piesent reduction Is by some
regarded simply as a means of saving
money as long as gold will go out under the
normal conditions of exchange. We are
told that Gould believes the gold is going
out either to till ■ hole caused by great
losses or in active preparation for a
European war." .
Gold coin to the amount of $600,000 has
just been ordered for -shipment to Europe
The total gold taken tor export to-day is
81,850,000. So far this week, and Including
1800,000 from Boston. $-,850,000.
Kuhn, L Mb & Co. bare taken half a mill
ion gold coin fur shipment to Europe
Saturday. The total this week; including
tin- half million to be shipped from Boston,
BIULLIANT AND HISTORICAL.
Marriage of Members of Old and Prominent
New England Families.
Boston. June 4.— A brilliant.wedding and
one really historical occurred to-day in
Trinity Church. Bishop-elect Brooks "at
tended prominent New England families,"
as Dr. Holmes quaintly puts it. it has heen
200 hundred years since the Essexes have
married Suffidks. The contracting parties
were Miss Elizabeth Coplev CrowninshieUl,
a beautiful heiress, and George Lee, Pea
body of the banking firm of Kidder it Pea
body. This is the first wedding between
the two families since the seventeenth cen
tury. Over a thousand invitations Were is
sued. Guests conic from New York and all
parts ol New England in special trains.
The wedding presents reach nearly a mill
ion in value. .^yv
• GOVERNMENT BONDS.
Conference Between Secretary Foster and Lead-
in g New York Bankers. .
New York, June 4.— Secretary of the
Treasury Foster held a conference to-day
with a number of the leading bankers and
brokers of this city in regard to the 4% per
cent bonds to be redeemed by the Govern
ment September Ist The result of the dis
cussion was the adoption of a resolution ex
pressing the opinion that in view of tho
necessity for an increase in circulating notes
for the movement of the abundant crops, it
Is to the Interest of the country at large to
extend the maturing* 4% per cent bonds at
the rate of 2 per. cent, payable at the pleas
ure of the Government; and that a lower
rate of interest will tend to contract tho
currency. - - -
Short Weights Charged Against Last Year's
ft ew York, June 4.— The Commercial
Bulletin says : It Is more than probable that
those California packers who put in only
eighteen or nineteen pounds of raisins to a
box last season will experience trouble
should th**y repeat the practice this year.
These short weights will be looked after
sharply at this end of the line.
Chicago, June 4. —Porter Bros. Company
sold to-day' one car-load of California fruit
at auction. Black Tartarian cherries brought
from $1 25 to $170; Royal Anne cherries,
$2 30; black Bigerrau. 51 55.
UNDER THK WHEELS.
A Veteran "Boston Publisher's Legs Crushed
by the Cars.
Borson, June 4.— Alonzo S. Ward, the
veteran publisher of Zion's Herald and a
man of national reputation, while attempt
ing to board a train on the Boston and Al
bany Railroad to-day, at Newton, fell from
the platform by the sudden starting of the
train, and tho wheels pass-ed over his legs.
He would have been ground to pieces had
not a trainman dragged him from the track
by the collar. His legs were amputated,
but there Is little hope of his recovery.
Ex-Senator Warner Miller Coming West.
Nkw York, June 4.— Ex-Senator Warner
Miller will have this morning for San
Francisco to attend a banquet of the Cham
ber of Commerce. From there he will go
to Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and other
coast towns. June 18th he will return to
Denver to attend a meeting of the (anal
Construction Company, of which H. B.
Slavin was to-day elected a Director and
Treasurer. Other capitalists, who were as
sociated with Slavin in the Panama Canal,
have taken a large block of -Nicaragua
Condition of New York Streets.
New York, June 4.— An interesting re
sult of the toru-up condition of the down
town streets here was shown this morning
in the announcement of the Posti ffice au
thorities that mails going out of the city via
North River ferries will clos- 4 fifteen min
utes earlier than usual. The officials say
they are forced to do thl3 as several mails
have been lust recently because the mail
wagons are detained by jams aud toru-up
streets. y.V V
The Nicaragua Canal Company.
New York, Juue 4.— The election of
Commodate H. B. Slavin of tbe American
Contracting Company Treasurer and Direc
tor of the Nicaragua Caual Construction
Company gives confidence to the contrac
tors and capitalists here. Slavin leaves
toon for Grey town.
THE LUCERNE MEMORIAL.
The Archbishop's Criticism on a Peti-
tion to the Vatican.
St. Paul, June 4.— Since the publication
of his interview of a few days ago regarding
the Lucerne memorial, the Archbishop has
had many telegrams and letters of indorse
ment of his views. To-day, in an interview
with a-i Associated Press correspondent,
he talked further ou the subject. He says:
"As the details of the plot are unfolded the
indignation of Americans — Catholics or
Protestants— cannot but grow in intensity.
The whole proceeding is au insult to Ameri
can nationalism, and reveals the fact that
certain Europeans imagine America to be a
sort of African Con-jo, without autonomy
of its own, Incapable of life without the
constant application of .European galvanic
batteries. The Catholics are mortified that
their religion is made the occasion and pre
tense of this insolent foreign intermeddling.
lt Is strange news, indeed, for American
ears to hear that the Austrian and Prussian
Embassadors in Rome have been instructed
by their Home Government to bring to bear
upon the Vatieau their influence in aid of
Herr Cahensley's plan of campaign. The
contagion spreads, to the extent that com
pels a smile of amusement In the midst of
our anger. We find M. Mercier, Minister
of the Province of Quebec, a colony of En
gland, running to the Vatican and praying
in the name of his little constituency that a
Canadian Bishop he named for the see of
Ogdensburg, in the State of New York. We
can easily picture a further extension of
this foreign ambition to rule Catholic affairs
in America, and in a few years the ecclesi
astical map of the country would show finger
ings of every foreign principality whose
emigrant, choose to touch our shores.
This attack of foreignism upon the church
in America, however, is killed from its own
audacity. So long as it worked stealthily
by secret embassies and back-door entrances
it was dangerous and doing harm. It has
now entered into open combat, ami the out
come will be most favorable to tho church
Important Land Office Decisions— Post-
office Changes— Pensions Granted.
Washington, June 4. — Commissioner
Carter, having expressed an opinion that the
- Kawe.ih colonists should be refunded the
cost of the wagon road constructed by them,
Acting Secretary Chandler to-day delivered
an opinion differing from the Land Commis
sioner. He believes that it is not a question
coming properly before the Land Depart
ment, in the absence of any express au
thority granted by act of Congress. If the
colonists are to be reimbursed it must be by
a snecial act of Congress.
In the case of Charles McClure against
Alfred Freeman, involving land in the Los
Angeles District, the decision of the Com
missioner is reversed. The Secretary holds
that Freeman was not an actual bona-fide
resident upon the land in question from the
time of his entry to the time of the initiation
of the contest. In the case of William A.
Kinney against Frank Dashback, involving
land in Spokane Falls District, the decision
of the Commissioner was sustained.
S. E. Berrett has been appointed Post
master at Los Berros, San Luis Obispo
County, Cal., vice F. L. Gilchrist, resigned, j
A new Postoffice has been established at
Douglas Flat, Calaveras County. Cal., Isaac
T. Williams, Postmaster. Benjamin Lloyd
"has been missioned Postmaster at Ben
Lomond, Cal., and William J. Murphy at
Lakeside, Cal. A new Postotlice has been
established at McGili, White Pine County,
Nev., Kate L. McGili, Postmistress.
PENSIONS i.i: I'D.
Pensions have been granted to the follow
ing Californlans: Francis C. Clarke. An
drew J. Lenox,' David D. Ely aud George
Director of the Mint Leach will in a few
days leave for .San Francisco.
T. C. Van Ness of San Francisco is at the
RUMORED SOCIAL EVENT.
Marriage Engagement of General Schofleld
to Miss Georgia Kilb.ii.ne.
: CHICAGO, June 4.— News of a social event
of the first magnitude wis privately dis
cussed to-night among army officers. Al
though not yet mado formally public, the
announcement is said to be author
itative that Major - General John
M. Schofield, senior officer of the
United States Army, who is a widower,
and Is now in the West, will soon bo mar
ried to Miss Georgia N. Kilbourue of
Keokuk, lowa. The date has been fixed,
but is not given out. The bride is quite
youthful, being a schoolmate of Geueral
Schofield's daughter. The Kilbourne fam
ily is a prominent one in lowa social circles,
and is well known in the East.
What the Initial!- Stand For.
It is eenorally believed that the letter
"M," to be seen on the neck of Liberty on
the face of the silver dollar, means "Mint"
and is proof of Its genuineness. The Phila
delphia Record says this is not true, but
that the "M" stands for Morgan, George T.
Morgan, who is the originator of the design.
Upon the same side there is another "M,"
also the initial of the designer... This is to
.be found in the waving locks of the fair
goddess, and it is so carefully concealed in
the lines of the design that it can only be
seen after a long scrutiny. A prominent
Mint official, in speaking of this other ini
tial, said that he had bad it shown to him
scores of times, but never could find it un
Caprivi, .the German Chancellor, has
a face that reminds the observer of Bis
marck's. In manners, however, he is totally
unlike the man of blood and iron, for he is
mild, conciliatory and courteous.
The Negotiation With Canadian
Sir Charles Topper's Statement of the
Interviews With Hr. Blame in Regard to
Reciprocity With the Dominion
Special to Thk Morxixo _*.__.
Ottawa (Ont.), June 4.— The first Install
ment of a paper dealing with the Washing
ton reciprocity negotiations has been laid
before the Dominion Parliament. When
Newfoundland negotiated her treaty, Sir
Julian Pauncefote cabled the Colonial Office
that Canadian opinion should be invited.
Simultaneously Sir John Macdonald com
municated with Sir Charles Tupper, urging
him to enter an objection on the ground tbat
it would be injurious to Canada, and would
violate the imperial policy of considering
the Atlantic fiiheries as a whole. The let
ters which indicate the attitude of Mr.
Blame.toward Canada's proposal are miss
ing—for the publication of these permission
has not yet been obtained. One interesting
communication is dated January 23d, from
Lord Knutsford, the Colonial Secretary. He
says: "The Newfoundland Ministers are
willing to negotiate for an arrangement
with Canada on a basis similar to the United
States, and her Majesty's Government
strongly hopes the Dominion will, on this
understanding, withdraw its opposition."
The reply to this is not given.
The most importaut communications are
the reports by Sir Charles Tupper of inter
views with Mr. Blame.
TUPPEK'S TALK WITH BLAINE.
Tupper gives details of bis first talk with
Mr. Blame in company with Pauneefote,
and says: "I told Mr. Blame I wished at
the outset to recognize the accuracy of the
statement contained in his letter to Pauiice
fote, which I had seen, in reference to the
invitation to open the negotiations regarding
reciprocal trade arrangements between the
two countries, in that I believe it arose from
the negotiations which had recently taken
place between the United States and New
foundland- and tne desire expressed by
Canada to be included in any arrangements
such as has been understood to have been
contemplated by the United States and
Newfoundland, and that 'upon that being
communicated to him by Sir Julian Paunee
fote he had expressed his willingness to
open negotiations for reciprocal trade ar
rangements between Canada and the United
Slates, assisted by delegates from the Do
minion Government, the negotiations to b9
informal and to a certain extent of a confi
dential nature until they could assume a
more formal character if any result were ar
rived at. Mr. Blame said that he under
stood Canada had taken exception to the
proposed arrangement with the United
States by Newfoundland.
unity of interests.
"I admitted that such was the eas***, and
explained that the interests of Canada ■ d
Newfoundland always had been regarded
as inseierable. I told Mr. Blame I wished
to remove the idea, if he entertained it,
which had been promulgated in Canada
and the United States, that the preseut
Government of the Dominion was not
warmly in favor of the most friendly rela
tions with the United states. In an article,
which I recently sent over my own signa
ture to the North American Review, I
had undertaken to give conclusive evidence
upon that point, and I need further
only to refer him to the fact that when
Sir Johu Macdonald, who was one
of v her Majesty's High Commis
sioner."', submitted to Parliament for
approval the Alabama treaty, wliiCi set
tled all the lending questions between
Canada and the United States, he was
fiercely denounced by the leaders and the
press of the Liberal party for having basely
sacrificed the interests of Canada in his
endeavors to promote friendly relations be
tween Canada and the United States. I
added that I had experienced the same
treatment from the same party when I sub
mitted for the approval of Parliament the
treaty of Washington of 1888. Of course in
1868 and subsequently in 1883, when the
treaties which gave the United States fish
ermen a common right with ours, were abro
gated, in consequence of the action of th«
Uuited States, we were thrown back upon
the treaty of 1818, but the statements that
Canada then resorted to a sharp construc
tion of that treaty with the object of pro
moting freer trade* relations with the United
States were erroneous.
THE RIGHTS of fishermen.
"We werecompelled in justice to the rights
of our own fishermen who were met with
high duties in the United States market to
protect them. Mr. Blame desired to assure
me that, outside of individual differences of
opinion, there was no .interest taken by the
members of Congress'of the United States
in tbe recent Canadian election, and they
had taken uo active part to influence the
result of the election. Continuing, I said
Canada was most anxious to have the freest
and most friendly relations with the Uuited
States consistent with the interest of both
countries.' Mr. Blame said lie was free to ad
mit that the treaty of 1854 was not abrogated
on commercial ground, but in consequence
of the feeling that Canada sympathized
with the Southern States in their conflict.
I replied it was difficult to see upon what
basis that opinion could be entertained;
that It was admitted no less than 4000 Cana
dians fought in the Northern army to main
tain the Union, while I did not suppose
there was forty on the other side. Mr.
Blame supposed that the very large bounty
had a good deal of influence in the matter.
"1 then said the unhappy conflict had taken
place previous to the confederation, but I
could speak with some accuracy of the
province of Nova Scotia, with which I was
then connected; that the Legislature of
Nova Scotia passed a resolution deploring
the war, and one of the sharpest of .interna
tional questions arose, as he would remem
ber, in connection with the Chesapeake in
cident in the harbor of Halifax. Sir John
Macdonald and his party had the strougest
desire to promote reciprocal trade between
the two countries, and their hones in that
direction were greatly strengthened by
.the dicided measures which Mr. Blame
had taken to promote reciprocal trade
with other countries, and I could not see
why he could not, with great advantage to
the United States as well as to Canada, ex
tend to the north the same policy he pur
sued with the countries south, whose trade
was very much smaller than between
the Dominion and the United States.
I said the fact he bad expressed his
readiness to receive the representations that
Canada wished to make would show he was
quite open to consider that question. I was
further strengthened .in my views, I
added, by. the disposition be had shown to
make reciprocal arrangements with the
colony of Newfoundland. Some question
then arose between Sir Julian aud Mr.
Blame as to the Bond negotiations, aud Sir
Julian explained that Bond had no au
thority to negotiate in any other way than
Blame said it did not appear necessary
to negotiate a treaty with Newfoundland.
as that colony had expressed readiness to
give the Uuited States the privileges they
enjoyed by their own action, and they pro
posed not only to give bait to the United
States fishermen, but- to refuse the same
privilege to Canada. I told Mr. Blame
that the bait act in Newfoundland
had received the assent of her Majesty
upon a distinct pledge that Canadian vessels
would not be affected by it. Her Majesty
had the power to disallow any bill that
might be passed upon any subject by the
colony. Upon the conclusion of the inter
view I thanked Mr. Blame very much for
Following Is Sir Charle3 Tupper's report
with regard to his doings at Washington
when accompanied by Sir John Thompson
and Mr. Foster. It appears that Sir Julian's
telegram about Mr. Blame's desire to post
pone the conference did not reach Sir
Charles in time, and he had no intimation
of it until the delegates reached Washing
i ton. Mr. Blame at meeting them expressed
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
great regret at theic failure to receive his
message. He said the President was ex
tremely anxious to be in Washington during
the negotiations, and requested that they be
deferred until a later date, as he had
made arrangements which could not be
changed for an immediate visit to the West,
and Mr. Blame also mentioned that the
President said as there would be uo meet
ing of the Senate before December, no seri
ous inconvenience, he trusted, would arise
from the postponement.' The date was
later fixed for October 12th next, In con
clusion Sir Charles says: "I may hope,
alter carefully thinking over all that has
occurred, that there is good reason to
believe that fair arrangements may be made
with the Government of th** United States
in relation to the important questions con
tained in Lord Stanley's dispatch to Lord
Kuutsford of the 13th of December, 1890."
THE BILL PASSED.
London, June 4.— The bill providing for
the issuing of an order by the council for a
close season in the Bebring Sea seal fisher
ies passed its third reading in the Commons
to-day. J^_ '
The Thetis Will Make the Soundings to
Washington, June 4.— lt has been defi
nitely decided by the Navy Department to
use the Thetis, now at Scammon Lagoon,
Lower California, to survey the route for a
cable to the Hawaiian Islands. The sound
ings will be made from San Francisco to
Honolulu. She will begin work just as soon
as the appropriation for that purpose be
comes available, which will be July Ist, and
the work will be completed in two or three
months. Lieutenant-Commander Clover,
the hydrographcr, says that since the Tus
carora took sounding fifteen years ago there
has been considerable diversity of opinion
as to the proper intervals between deep-sea
soundings to ascertain the topography of tha
bottom of the ocean.
After giving long and careful attention to
this matter Lieutenant-Commauder Clover
has devised a system by which soundings
will be taken at intervals of one and two
miles alternately, except when shoals are
discovered, when soumlings will be taken
every quarter of a mile, or even less, if
uecessary. This plan will be employed by
the Thetis. The Pus -arora, in 1875, found
a shoal or submarine mountain in latitude
33° north, longitude 132° 30 7 west. At this
point (near the California coast) a depth of
2282 fathom- ranged rapidly upward to 388
-fathoms. The Tuscarora found that the
greatest depth in the Pacific was along the
coast of Japan, at some points there being a
depth of more than live miles. A piano
wire, having the length of five miles, was
lowered, but failed to touch bottom.
Admiral Belknap, in an article in a Japan
paper, giving a description of his survey
work, doubts whether a cable could be laid
in such great depths. But a more feasible
route might possibly have been found
within 100 miles north or south of the point
where this sounding was made. Commander
Clover says that the piano wire is admir
ably adapted for this work, and will be
used by tbe Thetis. On the end of the wire
will be an iron plummet, so arranged that
the very moment it touches bottom it will
become detached, and the relaxation of the
wire's tension, however slight, is recorded
on a delicate instrument on the ship's deck.
An iron cup is also attached to the end of
the wire, and this brings. up a handful of
sand, gravel or whatever formation lies at
SAN MATEO GOLD.
The Black Sand Said to Yield In Paylng
That San Mateo County should come for
ward at this late day as an exporter of gold
is something astonishing, yet that is what
has now come to pas 3. Calvin Sweet seems
to be solving the problem of how to get a
fortune out of black sand, which, in this red
wood and cheese country, is astonishing.
Thatblack should be found here in such
quantities is somewhat surprising; that a
process for its successful treatment, which
his eluded the vigilance of the best experts
of the mining camps lor years, should be
inaugurated among us Is equally so; that a
man who has spent nearly the whole of a
long life in the carpentry business should
prove the lucky inventor of a successful
process is more so. Tho black sand re
ferred to is found at the mouth of Beau
hallow, three miles from the Swanton
House, Pescadero, and within a stone's
throw of the surf. Yon can dig it up by the
shovelful. Not a hundred yards away Mr.
Sweet's little girl was picking wild straw
berries from among the daisies as the Times-
Gazette man quizzed the boys working the
machine and watched their father retort a
clean-up showing pretty gold worth $18 the
A canvas hose from a reservoir of pure
spring water delivers a gentle stream into a
trough, Into which the sand is shoveled, and
which empties it onto a series of board sur
faces, one foot by two, set out from a center
post as the threads of a screw, aud inclined
inwardly a very little. Below them is a
round table constructed about the central
post, six feet in diameter and beveled a little
outwardly. These surfaces are covered with
Brussels carpet. The post is four feet high,
six inches square, and is mounted on two
metal wheels free to move, as the casters
of a bedpost. A pin in the center of
the post is inserted in the middle of a steel
plate, whose surface is corrugated. On this
surface the wheels travel and the corruga
tions give a gentle vertical oscillation to the
post and its attached platforms wben in
motion. Motion is by hand-power and av
erages thirty revolutions per minute, the
boy who runs it being six feet away. The
centrifugal force of the revolving post
throws most of the black sand off the edge
of tbe circular platform. What remains
caught in the carpet surface is washed out
The gold is then separated in the usual min
ing method oy means of a miner's horn,
it is then amalgamated, retorted aud cleaned
with acetic acid.— Times-Gazette.
General Alger to Visit California.
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Alger left Chicago last night for the West
He will visit ttie Pacific Coast, spending
most of his lime in Washington. The trip,
he says, is purely one for health, and has
nothing to do with the scheme by which, as
rumor has it, be, in connection with Leigh
Hunt and Mr. Clarkson, was planning to
establish a gigantic line of steamers from
Washington seaports to China.
Valuable Horses Burned.
Cincinnati, June 4. —Lightning struck
the barn on the Bugher farm at Woodlawn,
this county, this morning, and set it on fire,
It was consumed with eight blood horses.
Among them Was the $20,000 stallion Tom
Rogers, belonging to Mrs. Kate Bugher.
widow of Horace Bugher. The loss is esti
mated at §;-io,!m
Washington, June 4.— The President
has appointed Edward P. Thompson Post
master at Indianapolis, Ind., vice Wallace,
deceased, and ex-Congres*m*.in Owen of
Indiana Superintendent of -.migration, an
office created at the last session of Con
You go you are reasonably sure to see or bear some .
thing about Hood's Sarsaparllla. No medicine ever
placed before the public has won such popularity
or been so much talked about and praised. Ail over
the country Hood's Sarsaparllla. leeullar to Itself,
100 Doses One Dollar, are familiar household
Has won unlimited praise ty its power in making
scrofulous blood rich and pure, by the relief it gives
from the itching and burning of salt rheum, In the
satisfaction at meals, experienced by the former
dyspeptic, in the happiness of those it has cured of
malaria and catarrh, in buoyancy of spirits and
good appetite lt has imparted to those recently
Weak. Tired, Run Down.
"Two or three years ago I was out of sorts and
debilitated. I took three bottles of Hood's Sarsa-
parllla which toned me up wonderfully. I believe
Hood's Sarsaparllla to be an excellent remedy and
would recommend it to others as a good blood puri-
fier."— S. U. Lvov, Lakeport, Lake County, CaL
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Sold by all druggists. $1 : six tor 5. Prt**«Mi o:iiy
by C. L HOOD A CO., Apothecaries Low.;'.', VUttk
100 Doses On? Dollar