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by the company to catch the way port
trade in Central America, has bad little if
any patronage of late. There are nearly
200,000 sacks of coffee for New York await-
ing shipment, but planters would not give
the Barracuta a single bag of it.
Nearly every business house of import
ance in the city is shipping something by
the Keweenaw, and what with her freight
from the south and the merchandise which
she is to carry away on her next trip the
vessel's cargoes fill Lombard-street pier
from end to end.
Before the Keweenaw arrived this
wharf and its vicinity were dead. To-day
it l" a curiosity to see the great change
which has come over it commercially.
Notwithstanding the rosy tinge of the
eastern horizon, glowing with the re
fraction of Mr. Huntington's glittering
promises to his henchmen in the West
that the days of the North American
Navigation Company are numbered, offi
cials of the Pacific Mail are by no means
satisfied that their chief is going to live up
to bis threats.
One of these gentlemen inadvertently
said in the presence of The Caul man
yesterday that "business is awful dull
EDWIN BOOTH DYING.
There Is No Ground for Even the
He Is Sinking Rapidly and Does Not
Recognize Those Who Call
Special to The Morning Call.
New York, June s.— Booth's physician
Issued a bulletin this morning, saying:
"I have seen no Improvement during the
night." The doctor, in response to ques
tions, repeats the statements in last night's
bulletins that Booth is growing weaker,
and there is no hope of even partial recov
ery. His condition is now very critical.
The doctor remained with him all night,
and will return as soon as possible to-day.
The patient's relapse took place on Satur
day, when an exhausting fit of coughing
threatened to suffocate him. He has been
growing weaker since. In the early part
of last night the patient seemea to suffer
greatly for air. About 2a. m. he fell into
a troubled slumber which lasted most of
Booth's son-in-law said this afternoon
that the actor was rapidly sinking, and
probably would die before nightfall.
During the afternoon Joseph Jefferson
called on the dying tragedian and stood at
his bedside for fifteen minutes. It is
doubtful, however, if Mr. Booth recognized
who It was. Jefferson was affected to
tears as he saw the wasted figure of his
WAR ON DAVE HILL.
Cleveland's Friends Will Put Up
a Full State Ticket.
And the President Himself Has
Thrown a Substantial Sop to
Special to The Horning Call.
Aidant, N. 11., June s.— lt can be
stated on authority which, if stated, would
not be disputed, that the Cleveland
Democrats are resolved to run a separate
Democratic Stale ticket the coming fall.
They will seek admission to the Democratic
State convention, which will be controlled
by Hill, Murphy, Sheehan and Governor
Flower, but foresee already their delegates
will be refused admission, and accordingly
they are laying plans, as stated, to bold a
State convention of their own ana nomi
nate a State ticket composed of different
men from those who will be nominated by
the Hlll-Murphy-Sheehan-Flower conven
tion. All the staff officers, except the Gov
ernor and Lieutenant-Governor, are elect
ed this fall: also Judge of the Court of
Washington. June The President
lias appointed Charles H. Mansur of Mis
souri Second Comptroller of the Treasury,
Charles W. Dayton Postmaster of New
York City, and John W. Webster of New
Mexico Commissioner from the Territory
of New Mexico to the World's Columbian
Charles W. Dayton is a lawyer. He has
been a member of the Tammany general
committee for t**o years.'
WIDOW'S SUIT FOR DAMAGES.
A Case Against the Southern Pacific
Interesting to the Legal latent.
Carson, Nev., June s.— The Johnson
case, a suit gainst the Southern Pacific
Railroad in which a widow sues to recover
825,000 damages, comes up in tba United
States Circuit Court to-morrow. J. H.
Whitehead, managing the Nevada Divi
sion, says: "H. M. Johnson was Killed by
falling from the running-board of locomo
tive 1266 on August 14, 1592, and his widow
sues to recover the above amount. One
thousand dollars was offered' her to com
promise, but she refused. Johnson was
Insured for 84000 or 85000. The defend
ants claim that Johnson was subject to fits
Other stories bring out the facts that
the engine had been in Humboldt River in
1886, where it lay for six months, the re
sult of a wreck in which the conductor
was drowned. Since that time the engine
bas been in bad condition, and the day of
Johnson's accident, not water and steam
escaping in the cab from defective flues
drove the fireman, brakeman and Engineer
Johnson out. In attempting to fix the
theck valve while the engine was running
fie was thrown off owing to the bad condi
tion of the axle-boxes, and received inju
ries from which he died.
The case Is being watched carefully by
the legal talent throughout the State.
Wines and Dorsey appear for the defend
ants and Jones and Clark for the plaintiff.
In Search of New Material.
San Diego, June s.— Among the passen
gers of Eusenada last night on the steamer
Pacheco, were: S. C. Lunt, Raymond M.
Lunt and J. M. Stowell, who are going to
San Pedro, Martin Mountain region. In
the interest of Leland Stanford Jr. Unl
rersitv. Their trip, which will consume
lix weeks, is to gather uew material in
jird and animal life.
Made Quite a Hit.
The block of Geary street nearest to Kearny
ippeais just now to exercise a somewhat mag
netic power over ladles out shopping, the focus
■hereof, precisely located, being at Nos. 40 and
12. Mr. Joe Kosefoerg lias "l.iced here on his
loonier* the lame stock ot Hose & Co. of New
.fork, who recently failed. .It consists prin
cipally of liosieiy. laces, embroideries, muslin.
mderwear, blouse waists, handkerchiefs and
ealher goods, and as the i inch set, who go!
;he meichandlse at his own figure, can well af
lord to do so, the prices chaig>d for theie line
loods are simply kept beyond resistance. *
MERCED MEN MAD.
Talk of a Coat of Tar and
A PREACHER IN DISGRACE.
He Elopes With a Young Lady, and
Leaves a Wife and Five
Special to The JtoEXi.-.a Call.
Merced, June s.— The town has been
thrown into a state of great excitement
over the elopement of Rev. A. R. Reams,
pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South of this place. Yesterday afternoon
he went to Atwater, a small station seven
miles north of here, ostensibly to preach
to the good people of that community, and
took with him Miss Lucy Rucker, the
organist of his Merced church, a beautiful
and attractive young lady of 17 summers.
As the pastor did not return to edify his
congregation here in the evening inquiry
was made by the young lady's father,
but he was unable to learn any
thing definite as to his daughter's where
abouts except that she had gone to At
water with Mr. Reams. He followed
them to Atwater and learned that the
reverend gentleman and a lady heavily
veiled took the north-bound train and pur
chased a ticket for Modesto. Some ac
quaintances of Reams recognized him at
Atwater, and to them he Introduced the
young lady as his wife.
The couple took the train and that is all
that has been definitely learned of their
movements other than that Reams bought
another ticket at Modesto for Lathrop and
from Lathrop to Oakland, at which place
the runaways are now supposed to be.
What makes the affair more deplorable
is that Reams leaves a young wife and five
children. He came to Merced last Sep
tember and was fairly well liked by his
congregation. One of the saddest
feature?. of the escapade is tnat
the young lady's mother has been
suffering from mental derangement for
some mouths and was improving some
what, but this sudden shock has
completely upset her mental balance
and she is wild again. The father of
the young lady is one of the pillars of
Ream's church and a well-to-do man. He
obtained a warrant for the arrest of the
couple and it is likely that they will soon
be returned to meet their late acquaint
ances. There is considerable talk about
giving the wandeiing minister a coat of
tar and feathers on his return.
Cnico, June s.— Rev. A. R. Reams, wbo
eloped from Merced with Miss Lucy
Richer, was formerly pastor of the M. E.
Church South of this city. lie was mixed
up in a scandal here in which he was ac
cused of attempting familiarities with a
young girl who was staying at his house.
Nothing could be proved against him, how
ever, and the matter was dropped. After
leaving Chico he went East, and on his re
turn to California was api ointed pastor of
the church at Merced. His present wife
is an excellent lady, and well liked in
Chico. He was the father of five children,
three of whom are by a former wife, and
these he brought with him on his return
from the East. W_hM
FREYSCHLAG'S WILL PRODUCED
W. J. Peall Gets a Good Slice of the
San Jose, June 5.— W. J. Peall, in re
sponse to an order of the Superior Court
to show cause why be did not produce the
will of Christian Freyscnlae, to-day filed
that document and it was seen that by its
terms Peall gets a good slice of the
After declaring himself of sound mind
the testator bequeaths to his brother-in
law. Dr. Richard Williams ot Texas; to his
brother, Edwaid Freyschlagof Washing
ton County, Arkansas; to his brother,
Herman Freyschlag of San Jose, to Mrs.
Caterina Jones of Santa Rosa and to
Louis Malkey of Alameda each a fifth
interest in lot 151, Ruicho Compoc, which
j consists of 1220 acres ln Santa Barbara
To the same parties he also gave an un
divided half interest in 475 acres in Shasta
County, share and share alike. The other
half of the property be says belongs to A.
J. Peall. To the same parties are also given
certain lots in the city of Pasco, the
county seat of Franklin County, Wash.
The balance of the lots, of which the
number is not -liven, are bequeathed to W.
J. Peall. To the same five is also given
eighty acres of land in Ravenna, Los An
geles County, to be divided between them
share and share alike. To Mrs. H. S.
Knapp, the sister of the deceased, is given
all the personal property, with the excep
tion of the stock in the Paul O. Burns
Company, which is bequeathed to W. J.
Peall, who, it is stated, has always had an
interest in it as. per the original agree
ment. W. J. Peall and li. S. Knapp
are appointed executors, without bonds.
By the will Peall gets about 530.000.
THE WORK OF VANDALS.
Thousands of Trees Cut Down in a
Nursery and Orchard.
San Jose, June 5. — A remarkable case
of malicious destruction of property was
reported to Sheriff Bollinger in tills city
to-day. On the p'aee of Michael Kerlork
in the southern city limits no less than 11,
--000 trees were cut down during last night.
A large portion were small nursery stocks,
but the trees on five acres of a three-year
old orchard wore also laid low. The tracks
of but one man are to be found. Ho must
have worked all night. Kerlock did not
live on the place. The damage amounts to
several thousands of dollars. A Chinese
with whom ho had some trouble about
grafting is strongly suspected.
McKAY'S CONDITION CRITICAL.
Burner's Bail Increased From One
to Ten Thousand Dollars.
Vallejo, June 5. -Thomas McKay,
who was shot on Friday evening last by
ex-Assemblyman Charles A. Burner, is re
ported to be in an alarmingly critical
condition, bis temperature indicating the
presence of blood-poisoning. Yesterday
McKay's brother came down to Benicia
from Sacramento and consulted with Dis
trict Attorney Lamont, resulting in Dur
ner's bail being raised from $1000 to
SIO.OOO. Justice Barry, who admitted
Durner to ball, objected to the increase,
bis objection, however, having no weight.
IT HAS A FAVORABLE START.
Riverside's Board of Supervisers Meet
for the First Time.
Riverside, . June' s— Tbe Riverside
County government was put Into lull run
ning order to-day when the Board of Su
pervisors in t for the first time. A. S.
White was elected chairman of the board.
A sensation was caused by the premuta
tion of a petition to reconsider the court
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1893.
house location. .The board had already
informally located it twice. The petition
was signed by a large number of tax
payers, but was voted down. This settles
the question. The new county starts off
under the most favorable auspices.
SAN BERNARDINO EXCITED.
Santa Fe Company's Division Head
quarters May Be Removed.
Sax Bernardino, June s.— The citi
zens of this city are considerably worked
up over the rumor that the Santa Fe Com
pany propose to move the division head
quarters to Los Angeles, carrying with it
a large number of men as well as officers
of the company.
It is reported that this removal will
take place upon the completion of the
company's new depot in Los Angeles.
When the Santa Fe was granted the
right of way and depot grounds in this
city there was a contract entered into be
tween the people and the company that
Sao Bernardino should be made the ' head
quarters for the officers of the road and
the location of the repair shops for South
As the payroll of the company at this
point Is about 550,000 per month the people
here are reluctant to see the proposed
change, and will doubtless enter strong
verba!, if not legal, protests.
HIS SMOOTH TONGUE.
One Young Man's Way of En-
He Successfully Operates in Several
Places, but Is Exposed by Chief
Olass of Los Angeles.
Special to The Mob.vixo Call.
.Los Angeles, June About two
weeks ago Sigmund Micheld, about 18
years of age, a new arrival in the city,
went into a Spring-street drugstore and
called for some poison. He had no hesita
tion in stating that he wanted it for the
purpose of committing suicide. Micheld
was well dressed and well educated. The
druggist took an interest in the young
man and reported tho incident to a promi
nent member of the Hebrew Benevolent
Society, who sought out Micheid at once.
Micheld stated that he had been in this
country about two years, and that he had
just been discharged from the Stockton In
sane Asylum, where he was sent from San
Francisco, lie had his discbarge paper to
back up his statement.
Before being sent to the asylum he
claimed he had pawned a trunk In San
Francisco containing all his wardrobe, be
sides a diamond ring and some other
jewelry, for which he* had received £39
Since coming out of the asylum he had
been unable to procure employment, and
as the time was nearly out for redeeming
his things, and being without money and
no relatives In this country to assist him,
he had become despondent and determined
to end bis troubles.
Money to redeem the young man's
worldly possessions was forthcoming. In
stead, however, of turning the money over
to Micheld, Chief Glass was notified. He
was given the story and pawn-ticket. The
Cnief telegraphed to Chief Crowley of San
Francisco, who redeemed the pledge at
once. At the time ex-Detective Bosqui
was in San Francisco, and he was re
quested to take possession of the trunk
and bring the same with him to Los
Angeles upon bis return.
When the trunk arrived young Micheld,
who had tbe keys, was sent for and re
quested to inspect its contents In the
presence of the Chief. Inside the trunk
was not only well stocked with tine cloth
ing, but contained 8235 in money, two
diamond rings, two ladies' gold watches,
etc. When questioned as to the money
Micheld* said that it had been given to
him by an uncle before leaving the old
country in trust for a niece, who was
living somewhere in this country, and he
did not consider that he had any right to
U3e it. When he first gave the story of the
trunk he stated that bis jewelry consisted
of merely one diamond ring and a gold
watch and chain, but never mentioned
money nor the extra jewelry, which
amounts to nearly S3OO.
The Chief continued his Investigation
and learned that the young man had vis
ited Ventura, where hp had created sym
pathy, and was given 820. He attempted
to throw himself in front of a moving
train. He gave the same story, and, as
stated above, was given 820.
At San Diego he attempted to commit
suicide by throwing himself off the dock,
but, as usual, was prevented in the nick
of time. His story was told and sympa
thizing Hebrews raised a purse of 820.
Micheld speaks several languages and
is of neat and refined appearance. At
present there Is no ground upon which to
prosecute him criminally. He never
asked for a cent. He merely tells his story,
which may be true, but appearances are
Good Crops of Grain and Fruit.
Santa Maria, Cal, June 5.— There
will be more than an average crop of
grain in this district. Beans are doing
well and promise a good crop. Apricots
are light; prunes and other varieties good.
This may be considered an all-around
good year and with future railway facili
ties the country will rapidly develop.
Refused a Landing.
Portland, June Collector Lotan
this afternoon finished his examination of
the 500 Chinese brought here from Vic
toria, B. C, by the steamer Danube and
182 were refused permission to land.
These will probably apply to the courts
for a writ of habeas corpus.
Election of Bank Officers.
Visalia, Cal.. Junes.— Tlie stockhold
ers of the Producers' Bank met to-day and
elected officers as follows: W. F. Thomas,
president; Senator Berry, vice-president;
Susmnn Mitchell, cashier; .George' Small,
Accidentally Shot Himself.
Riverside, June s.— Constable Hugh
Carpenter of Banning accidentally shot
himself while riding in a buckboard east
of here this afternoon. The wound is not
A Banker's Third Trial.
Atjbutx, Cal., June s.— The third trial
of 0. W. Holleubeck, the insolvent banker,
began tr-niglit. A jury was secured with
Bakersfield's New Jail.
Bakehsfield. Junes— D. Kirkpatrick
was awarded the contract to-day to build
a new jail here, the contract price being
$27,055. ■ ' '
The Persian Shah has blotted out
All staring si-ins his realms about.
Save one, whose mission 'tis to bless
With beauty, health anil happiness.
Be paints on every mountain's front
The simple sign, " Use SOZODO-NT."
AFRAID OF BANKS.
Poor People Draw Out
MONEY READY ON DEMAND.
Chicago Savings Institutions May Be
Shaky, but They Certainly
Show No Sign of It.
Special to The MoaNrxa Call.
Chicago, June s.— The failure of Herr
maun, Schaffner & Co.'s bank, which oc
cur! Ed last week, bore fruit to-day in well
defined runs which were precipitated on
almost if not every one of the savings
banks of Chicago. The first to feel the
effect of the excitement was the Bank of
Commerce, where a great many Jewish
citizens of tbe poorer class keep their ac
counts. The Schaffner failure bad very
much alarmed them, and they bore down
upon the Bank of Commerce at the open
ing hour. The tellers were . doubled np
and paid checks fast as presented through
out the day, the officials of the bank ex
pressing no alarm whatever, and saying
that they were able to meet any demands.
The Illinois Trust and Savings Bank,
which has a larger line of this class of de
posits than any other bank in the city,
amounting at times to over 812.0U0.000, put
on an extra force of tellers and paid every
one as rapidly as possible. At 3 o'clock
this afternoon they posted a notice on the
front door that the bank would remain
open until 10 o'clock to-night and every
night so long as the present excitement
continued. The- Hibernian Bank which,
as its name implies, is ihe depository for a
large number of Irish-Americans of small
means, was crowded all day, but found no
difficulty in meeting all demands.
The Dime Savings Bank took advantage
of the rule requiring, if necessary, sixty
days' notice of withdrawal, and paid only
a percentage of deposits to-day, and the
Globe Savings Bank applied the thirty-day
The Milwaukee-avenue Savings Bank
sustained a moderate run throughout the
day, and it, too, kept open house until 9
Equally spirited checking was noted
upon the Price State National and Pacific
State Savings, as well as upon the Union
Trust Company and the Avonue Savings
Bank, but in no case was any alarm felt
by well-informed people. In fact, at many
of these institutions large depositors came
in during the afternoon and made heavy
To-day's situation was greatly aggra
vated by a number of Board of Trade
brokers, who, for reasons of their own, de
voted themselves to the circulation of sen
sational rumors, in which they involved
at one time or another nearly every bank
in the city and a large number of leading
stockyard o erators as well. Notwith
standing these malicious efforts no fear is
felt as to the safety of any of the leading
banking institutions of the city, and the
failure of Meadowcroft Bros., a minor in
stitution with total deposits of perhaps
8200,000, aroused little or no interest.
Attorneys for the bank place the liabili
ties at 5250,000, assets at 8470,000. The
latter consist chiefly of commercial paper
which is not now readily convertible Into
cash. *XX? V: ' ' '' : ' ''"■" '."-'
On application' In court a receiver was
appointed for the bank, on petition of a
member of the firm. The bill gives as a
cause of failure inability to reorganize the
bank after the death of one of the brothers
last February. The bank was established
In 1860 by the father of the members of the
To-day's developments confirm the be
lief that Herman Schaffner of the failed
bank of Herman Schaffner & Co. drowned
himself in the lake. The police are drag
ging for the body.
Chicago, June o.— At midnight the Il
linois Trust and Savings Bank was still
paving off. and the crowd of depositors
anxious to draw their money was still as
large as ever. The bank officials were
rather pleased than otherwise to pay out
money, as it meant a big saving to the insti
tution in interest. So far the net profit is
about 835,000. At this hour it was an
nounced that the bank would not close so
long as a single depositor cared to draw
out a dollar.
The paying of money is being continued
at seven windows. "We will stay right
here for three months and not close our
doors night or day if such a proceeding
should become necessary. We are good
for any run, no matter how long it keeps
At 1:30 a. m. the Illinois Trust and
Savings Bank was still open, the force of
paving tellers at the seven windows having
been relieved by fresh men, and enough
people were still waiting for money to
keep the bank open two hours more.
President Mitchell said there was plenty of
money on hand and plenty of men to pay
SORRY FOR CANNON.
But His Bank Has Gone Under for
SPOKANE, Wash., June 5.-— This morn
ing the Bank of Spokane Falls failed to
open its doors for- business at the usual
hour. The news Spread rapidly and ex
cited widespread interest, but little or no
excitement. Confidence in the ability of
the bank to Day dollar for dollar with in
terest on all claims and faith in Mr. Can
non's private fortune and sterling Integ
rity were everywhere expresspii. The
feeling was altogether one of sympathy
for Mr. Cannon and confidence both In
him and the other banks of the city. Mr.
Cannon is the recipient of many expres
sions of sympathy and confidence. -
To-night he gave out the following
statement: "To my friends and the pub
lic: To-day the Bank of Spokane Fills,
organized in 1879 and the oldest banking
institution north of Snake River, tempo
rarily closed its doors. This bank having
been started almost contemporaneously
with the birth of Spokane and having
been a factor in .the growth of tho city
and development of the, surrounding
country, the public will justly and nat
urally expect from me a statement of the
causes that have brought about this unfor
tunate event in the history of Spokane and
the consequences thereof. To my inability
to make collections and to realize upon a
mass of valuable securities must be attrib
uted the necessity of a temporary sus
pension. . .
"Negotiations had open progressing In
several directions. All gave promise of
realization. In times less stringent all
could have been successfully consilium-.
and either alone would have been sufficient
to meet the demand upon the bank and
maintained its long established reputation
of solvency. The total liabilities of the Bank
of Spokane Falls are about $200,000.* Its
assets are largely in excess of ibis amount.
The bank i. owned by myself : exclusively,
and for payment of its liabilities my private
fortune as well as its assets are both
morally and legally bound. For better
assurance of its creditors I will state that
the combined assets are sufficient to meet
the liabilities three times over.
"For sixteen years my life has been
bound up with the destiny of this city and
I hope that I shall be pardoned for refer
ring with pride to ray debt-paying reputa
tion. My excess of zeal in the growth of
Spokane has led me to make too many
permanent improvements. Mine alone
shall be the loss, not the city or my credi
tors. To the task of paying every creditor
in full with interest to date of payment
I pledge my word and my fortune. This
cannot be done immediately, but it can
and will be done without a day of un
"I believe it will be done quickly. Of my
friends and neighbors, my creditors and
debtors. I now claim only that forbear-
ance, indulgence and charity which my
past may seem to have fairly won. Before
the end of the week, when I shall have
sufficiently arranged myself and my af
fairs, I shall be at my office in the bank,
where I desire to meet all persons having
claims against the institution."
A pioneer resident of Spokane, speak
ing last evening of Mr. Cannon's banking
experience in this city, said: "I think I
am safe in saying that since the Bank of
Spokane Falls was started, fourteen years
ago, he has never once enforced by law the
collection of a loan."
A Failure in Which Wall Street Was
New Yoijk, June 5.— -The Shoe and
Leather National Bank gave notice this
morning that it would not clear tor the
Canal-street Bank after to-morrow. This
will compel the Canal-street Bank to go
into liquidation. Its deposits are $450,000,
and it has been hard up for money some
days. President said to a reporter
this afternoon that the bank is solvent,
hut if It could not get temporary assist
ance it would have to go into liquidation.
Wall street was not concerned about
the failure. The bank had a capital of
8100,000, and the average deposits were
-."Nil, although recently they had fallen
The directors decided this evening to go
into liquidation, though the State bank is
Sandusky, Ohio, June s.— The savings
bank here was put in the hands of a re
ceiver this morning. .
The Sandusky Savings Bank was sup
posed to be one of the safest in the city.
The reason for closing the doors is given
as the inability to realize the asses. It is
said all depositors will be paid In full. A
heavy run was made on the bank six
weeks ago, which it withstood, but the
drain weakened It. The available assets
are estimated at 8300,000; liabilities, 5205,
Washington, June s.— Comptroller
Eckels has received information that' the
Merchants' National Bank of Fort Worth,
Tex., with a capital of $2,500,000, failed
to-day. It was closed on an order from
the directors. Bank Examiner Stone Is in
Milwaukee, June 5.— A sensation was
created this afternoon by Judge ' W.illber
instructing tho Grand Jury to investigate
the failures of the Plankintou Bank and
Lappen & Co. •>
The Whisky Trust Has Sold Its Bonds
at a Low Price.
Peoi.ia, 111., June s.— The directors of
the Distillers' and Cattle-feeders' Com
pany to-day accepted one of the bids for
bonds submitted to President Greenshut
while in Chicago Inst week. ...
President Greenhut refused to state the
amount of bonds sold or the price re
"It is sufficient," said be, "to meet pres
It is understood that the amount is
81.000,000 and the price much lower than
Kansas City. June s.— The Kansas
Grain Company, a big commission house,
with branches all over Kansas, has failed.
The Kansas Grain Company claimed to
do the largest purchasing of grain from
producers In the world. The announce
ment made on, the Board of Trade this
morning that the company was unable to
meet its contracts caused great excitement.
The main offices are in thisclty and at
Hutchinson, Kans. Officers here decline
to make any statement of the assets and
liabilities till authorized by President
Torapler, in charge of the office at Hutch
inson. It is presumed, however, they will
be large. The company has elevators in
nearly one hundred towns in Kansas, all
containing grain. Tight money is the cause
of the failure.
Ah Associated Press dispatch from
Hutchinson,, Kans., says that the suspen
sion is due to the inability of tbe company
to extend paper in Kansas City. President
Templer of the company says that the
assets, are fully Sufficient to.meet the lia
bilities, and they will pay out dollar for
dollar.. The assets are placed at $150,000
with liabilities at 5102.000.
Chicago, June 5.— F. A. Armstrong &
Co., manufacturers aud dealers in society
and military uniforms, have failed. Lia
bilities, 8105,000; assets. 8275.000.
The firm has been in the business twenty
years. The attachment was brought
against the firm Saturday, and the Sheriff
took possession. This morning the judg
ment was satisfied, but as others, wbo had
heard of the attachment, threatened to
press their claims, it was decided to as
sign. The firm claims the failure is only
Chicago. June s.— The property of C.
A. Weisenbach, clothing and shoe mer
chant, was seized by the Sheriff this morn
ing on judgments. Liabilities 875,000;
Philadelphia, June s.— Washington
Butcher's Sons, an old-established house
in the provision trade, has made an
assignment. There is no statement of
assets or liabilities. Tight money is the
New* York, June Morris Schwerin,
carrying on business under the name of
Edward Simon & Bros., trunk, valise and
hag manufacturer at Newark and 607
Broadway, failed to-day. _ The liabilities
are about 825,000 and the actual assets
8200,000. The failure Is due to slim col
lections and a tight money market.
Troy, N. V., June s.— The failure of the
Fort Ann Woolen Company was announced
to-day. Inability to real on goods In
New York and general stringency of the
money market are the causes. X
New York, June s.— Judgo Kirk
patrick, receiver of the Domestic Sewing
Machine Company, has closed the factory
here because two weeks' wages are now
due the men and there is no money in
sight to pay them with. As soon as the
inventory is made tbe shops will be started
up to phi in shape for the market about
81.000,000 worth of material now lying un
Stocktox, June s.— Maui ice Hurley, a
laborer, while under the influence of
liquor, fell into the Stockton channel yes
terday and was drowned. It was believed
to be a case of suicide, as he had said he
would drown himself, but the Coroner's
jury found it was accidental.
TOOK THE CASH.
Raiders Plunder a Bank
LIKE THE DALTONS' WORK.
The Sheriff in Hot Pursuit and There
Has Already Been One
Special to The Morning Call. . -
Little Rock, June 5.— special to the
Gazette from Benionville, Ark., says: The
♦own was thrown into the wildest excite
ment at 3 o'clock this afternoon by a band
of six robbers rushing in, and with drawn
Winchesters robbing the People's Bank of
all its gold and currency, amounting to
They came into town by a back alley and
left one of their number to bold their
horses while three went to the bank and
at the point of their guns compelled the
cashier to shell out bis rash. Two stood
guard at the door and fired into the streets
at every man that showed his bead.
The cit zens, however, as soon as possi
ble, got what arms they could and com
menced a fusillade on the robbers, finally
wounding two of them, but to what extent
is not known.
Three of the citizens were wounded in
the fight. These were George J. Jackson,
who recived a slight wound in the head,
Tom Baker, slight wound in the chin, and
Taylor Stone, shot in the groin. He may
When the robbers left they compelled
some of the bank officials to go before and
behind them, in order to protect them
from the citizens. • The Sheriff's posse
with horses started in pursuit immediately,
and at last accounts was only a quarter of
a mile behind them. 7A7;. -iAAMi-A
It is expected that they will be captured,
but it is not at all probable that they will
give up without a hard fight. It ls sup
posed they are making for Indian Terri
tory, as they aro traveling in that direc
Another special from Rogers, Ark., says
a skirmish betweeu the Sheriff's posse and
the bandits took place about four miles
west of Bentonvllle, but gives no particu
St. Louis, June s.— Word reaches here
late to-night from Rogers, Ark., that the
People's Bank at Bentonville, six miles
west of here, had beeu robbed this after
noon by six men. The robbery was com
mitted at about 2:30, while the president
and the assistant cashier were in the bank,
and the robbers secured from 810,000 to
Before the robbers escaped with the
booty two of them were wounded. One
citizen was killed, and the "president of
the bank, the assistant cashierand another
xitizen was wounded. Posses are scour
niig the country for the robbers, who made
for Indian Territory.
LIZZIE BORDEN'S TRIAL.
Called to Answer for the Murder of
New Bedford, Mass., Junes.— The trial
of Lizzie Borden of Fall River on the
charge of murdering her father, Andrew
Jack3on Borden, and her .stepmother,
Abby Durfee Borden, two aged wealthy
and highly respected people, on the morn
ing of August 4. 1592, began here this
morning. The most eminent criminal
lawyers in the State are employed and the
trial promises to be most interesting and
probably very sensational. The evidence
is purely circumstantial. Un ihe day in
question, as far as known, the only per
sons in the house were the old couple,
Lizzie and the maid servant, Bridget
Sullivan, who was outside most of ihe
morning, washing windows. The Bordens
were out in the morning, returning be
tween 10 and 11 o'clock, and it was only a
short time afterward that Lizzie, after a
short visit to the barn, called to the serv
ant to run for a doctor, as her father had
been murdered. Shortly afterward Mrs.
Borden was missed and the search re
vealed her body in an upper room, she
having evidently been killed some time
before hei* husband. In both cases death
resulted from blows from some heavy,
sharp instrument, probably an ax, but the
instrument of death has never been dis
covered. Certain discrepancies In Lizzie's
stories and some other suspicious circum
stances led to her arrest some weeks after
the murder and her subsequent indict
TIMBER ON FIRE.
Miles on Miles of Pine Are Burning
Up in Washington.
Minneapolis, June s— -A special to the
Tribune from Spokane, Wash., says: A
destructive forest fire is raging in Stevens
County. The fire started in a dense pine
forest near Springdale on Saturday last
and has gained terrible headway, fanned
by the strong wind which prevails.
Already miles of fine timber have been
consumed, and the fire is spreading like
the wind. Several houses have been con
sumed, the inmates being obliged to flee
for their lives, leaving everthing behind.
Unless rain comes soon the losees will foot
up Into the hundreds of thousands.
PRETTY HOT WEATHER.
The Atlantic Coast Is Fairly Sizzling
Just Now. XX /.
New York, June New York was
visited by a hot spell to-day, and there
was much suffering in consequence. The
thermometer registered 94 degrees at 2
P. MX 7..A7_\ :: -'77-7:7- '
Washington, June 5,— hot wave
struck the city yesterday and several
prostrations from heat have been reported,
one of which proved fatal. The maximum
temperature in the shade was HO degrees.
Picnic for the Cadets.
Washington. June 5.— -The War De
partment has decided to send the entire
corps of cadets from West Point to Chi
cago, so the regular army will have a credit
able though small representation at the
World's Fair, notwithstanding the failure
of the effort to secure a grand military en
campment there. The cadets will not go
until the middle of August.
GREAT RELAY BICYCLE RACE.
Los Angeles Defeats Riverside,
Making Very Fast Time.
-Los Angeles, June 6.'— Los Angeles
won the great relay bicycle' race between
Hivers de and Los Angeles, a distance of
sixty-eight miles. The time was a Utile
over five hours. The road for the first
fifteen miles Is quit? good, being a down
grade of about 230 feet In ; the while dis
tance. Then It begins to rise "again and
continues for about five miles. Then
comes a stiff down grade for ; two miles,
after which the road is sacdv and hilly
for about six miles to the Chino Ranch
House. From here to Pomona tbe geueral
tendency of the grade is up. the last being
sandy. It is down bill all the way to
Punnte with a good road. From here to
El Monte it is quite sandy. From Monte
to the Five-mile H»uSe it is a terrible ride,
a stiff upgrade nearly all .the. way, com
bined with about two inches of sand. The
average time per mile made by the win
ning team was 3 minutes 28 seconds.
In the great relay race in the north re
cently the time per mile was 3 minutes
28 4-5 seconds. This shows that the south
ern riders are more than equal to the
northern wheelmen.' '
STRUCK BY AN ENGINE.
Officer Berkett of Chico Receives
Probably Fatal Injuries.
Chico, June 6.— When the local train ar
rived in Chico this evening. Officer John
Burkett, who attempted to cross the track
in front of the engine, was struck by the
latter in the right side. The blow broke
Burkett's right arm and leg and threw him
nearly twelve feet. He was injured in
ternally, and it is feared fatally. Burkett
Is an old resident of this city, and has been
on the police force several years.
PROGRESS IN YISALIA.
The Railroad to Build a Depot Within
Yisalia, June s.— The Yisalia Railroad
has purchased several lots on the corner
of Garden and Oak streets, on which to
build a depot inside of three months. The
property is two blocks from Main street.
The road promises to bulla east to the
mountains within the year if right of
way is procured. X - 7
NO CHANGE IS MADE.
The Same Old Rule Will Govern
in Trotting Races.
Harness- Must Be Speedy as
of Yore to Save Their
Special to Tin. MoBNINS Call.
New. York, June s. The special ses
sion of the congress of the National Trot
ting Association made short work to
night of the recommendation of the
committee appointed in May, 1891, to bring
the red flag near the wire. The old rule,
providing that where less than eight
horses start the distance shall be 100
yards, and for eight or more horses 150
yards, remains as it is.
Morris Pa_bk, June -The track was
dry and fast.
Five furlongs. Chesapeake won, Sir Mat
thew second, Wah Jim third. Time, :58V4.
One mile, Roller won, Jul ien second.
Major Daly third. Time, 1:39%
Five furlong?,' Melody won, P>irassang
second, Miss Lily, third. Time, 1:01.
One mile and threr. ycteenths. His High
ness won, Stockton second, Terrifier third.
Six furlongs, Knickknack won. Sunbeam
second, Simmons third. Time, 1:12J4.
Six furlongs, Bandit won, Oporto second,
Wolsey third. Time, 1:14.
Latonia, June s.— The track was
Thirteen-sixteenths of a mile, Roseboy
won, The Queen second, Fay S third.
Time, 1:32. c.XX .•'' K-XX.
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile,'* Foreman
won, Mary Alice; second, Lawrence. 'li^\
Time,' 1:18. """" " '" ' • •■-.....••, « '
Nine-sixteenths of a mile. Judge Payne
won. Galbraith second, Frontmau third.
Time. 1:02 2-5. XX'
Seven furlongs, W. L. Munson won,
Montevideo second, Aspen third. Time,
Nine-sixteenths of a mile, Marcel won,
Charles King second, Warwickshire third.
St. Louis, June s.— The track was a
Six furlongs. St. Augustine won, Burr
Hall second, Saxophone third. Time,
Five furlongs, Centurian won, Favor Jr.
sec ud. Martini third. Time, 1:0754.
Four and a half furlongs, Frank Gale
won. Captain Sinclair second, Lady Rose
third. Time, :5S*4. X~ .'.:,..;.,
Seven furlongs, Lockport won, Safe
Home second, Bopeep third. Time. 1 :49 4.
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