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nn VOL. 12. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1895. NO. 27. r OREGON MIST. inmuicu i:vi:iiv tuiUAV raouNinu -BY- BEEULK & DAVIS. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. kubarrlpllau Untee. One eippy one year In advance It 60 One uiy Nix mouth. 76 Single copy 6 AilvvrlUIng rate, made known upon application OOL0MHIA COUNTY MKKCTOllY. (Jnuiity Oineore. .Indite Ilimil lllannhard, tUlnlnr Clerk JiKlNuli Wrvil. V.rlionle Hlivrlir CIiim. K. Ltoa.ii, Kiilnlur Trunauntr ,..K. M. Wlinrmn dilmnbia :uy Kill, ol Srnllole , . , , . J. Ii. n All., HCrtptMiae Mori I n White, Uuiiii-y Surveyor W. N. Mtwrve, liuletia (..immlMloiien J H Hvhitoiiover. Verimula PROFESSIONAL. T. J, (.'I.KKTOH. II, ALLS, ALLEN A CLE ETON. Attorneys and Counselors at Law BT, IIKI.KNH, . OIIKGON. Notaries Public, Conveyancing and Collection. J)R. A. I Mcl.AKKN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. lUluIvr, Ori Roii, JR. II. 8. CMKr. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Bt, Helena, Oregon. JB. J. K. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Clauknnle, Columbia oounty. Or. N. MEJEKVK, Surveyor and Civil Engineer DKI.ENA, 0KKC10N. Comity Hiim-ynr. Land Surveying, Town Platting mill KiigimwrliiK work prumpily ex.cuU'il. MUCKLE BROS. NASl'rAl.-TVHKM or Dimension Lumber, Flooring, 1 1 ii -tit HhraHiliitf. ('minim, unit a iuiiiilvt loi k of rvriy vurii'iy o( Rough and Dressed Lumber ALWAYS i HAND. AT TUB 01.0 STAND, ST. HP.LEN8, OKKOON ORIENTAL HOTEL . A. II. III.AKK8LKY, Proprietor. Board by Day, Week or Month AT HKAHONAIILK KATES. The table It .Mpplled with the heat the market ITorilK. IvvprythhiK oleiiu. A .lure of ymir tiel r.Mluuo I. x.llulln l. hi'. IIKI.KNH, OKKUO.N. Decker's BARBER SHOP J. II. DECKER, Proprietor. The ol.l and mllnhle barber haa hit ramra J ml aa .harp a ean be looiul, and will .have you conilo.uiily and qultkly lorouly 14u.nu. 8T. IliaKN-S. OKKUON E. McNEILL, Receiver. TO THE E A ST GIVES THE CHOICE 0 Two Transcontinental Routes GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY BY WAV OF i Spokane, Minneapolis & St. Paul UNION PACIFIC RY BY WAY OF DENVER, OMAHA, & KANSAS CITY LOW RATES TO ALL ' EASTERN CITIES OCKAN STEAM KItS LEAVE 1'OIITI.A.ND KVKUY DAYS For San Francisco, For full Details Cull on or Address W. H. 1IURLHURT, Ui'tiornl Prftxht ontl 1'aas. A(rt Portland. Caveat., and Trarie-Marki obtained, and all Pat. ent bu.in.M oonduoted tor moockatc rcte. .nnd we can Mcure patent lu leu time tuau Uioge gemote from Wa.hlngion. ' aeno niouai. arawuiK or pnoto., Wltn aesciip tlon. We adviw, II patentable or not, tree o( charge. Our tee not due till paient la aecured. A Pamphlet, "How to Obtain Patenta," with eott of unie in the U.S. and foreign oounui.t aeut Itee. Aour.w, C.A.SNOW&CO. Ma MTOmee.WaaHiMttTaM.r.fi El P) ftv fjQU UO HMO mm rr, . . . . . z A PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Condensed Telegraphic Re ports of Late Events. BRIEF SPARKS FROM THE WIRES Happenings of Inter.. tin the Town, and title, of Oregon, Waahlnton and Idaho. Tho Heppnor, Or., school dint riot ha voted iu favor of mi issue of 96,000 of bonds. A baby show on a large scale will lie hold euoh evening of this wook iu the Exposition building iu Taoonia. Loniuti, Or., imposes a tax of f 1 on dogs. Aftor July 1 dog slaughter will oommouce where the tax is nupuid. The Dulles, Or., oity council has re duced the salary of recorder to 1 50 a month. His oflloe hoars aro from 8 to 3 o'clock. Tho Blue Canyon Coal Company has received a triul order for 800 tons of coal for use ou the steamer City of Kingston. Tho Taooma Mill Company has pluoed an order for 3,500,000 feet of ohoioe timber, to be taken out around Lako Whatooiu. The county court of Lincoln! Or., made no order at its last session in re gard to taxes, so that thorn) in arrears can settle at any time before August During the bicycle parade in Astoria Monday night, some rufllun sprinkled lot of tacks along a part of the route and a number of tires were punctured. Arrangements are being made to bore for ooal on the marsh laud adjoin ing tho Beaver mill mine, Or., to de termine the depth tho vein lioa nador ground. News was brought to Kosebnrg, Or., Wednesday that a tramp, while trying to board a train noar Gloudule, missed his hold, fell under the cars, was run ovor and killed. The now survey of Yaquina bay, Or., in charge of Mr. Holooinbe, or dered by tho spooiul board of engiueers who visited Newberg, May 11, will soon be completed. Walla Walla, Wash., has no engine team or driver, and depends upon pri vate teams to pull her fire apparatus to fires, by offering a reward to the first team that gets on tho ground. The case of the South Bend, Wash, water company against the oity of South Bend, for the collection of rental on hydrants, has been decided in the foderal courts in favor of the city. A petition for the pardon of a Walla Walla prisoner named tieuiuo, is being oiroulated for signatures throughout the stato. Oeniuo was convicted of murder in Vancouver about twelve years ago. Tom Quaid, of Hcppuer, Or., who bus been for .the past ten days in Oraut oounty endeavoring to purchase 8,000 head of yearling ewes, says there is not an available market sheep in tho oounty. James Maloney, a miner employed in tho old Cabol mine at Suaauville, Or., was badly injured by a oave-iu, while readjusting timbers in the mine last wook. ' His log was crushed and it is not thought he will live. A new industry developed at Ash land, Or., last week, three sacks of turtles being shipped from that place to Sun Francisco. The turtle wore of the ordinary "mud" varioty oaught in Boar crock near the town. An old dwelling in Spokane, Wash., oommonly known as "the haunted house," owned by Mrs. Henderson, of Portland, bnrned Tuesday morning. The building was considered an old landmark. It was worth about fl, 600. Owing to the frequent stage robberies on the Ager-Klamath Falls line and the apparent indisposition of anybody to ferret out the offenders, Wells, Far go & Co., have for the second time dis continued their express servioe into Southern Oregon. Suit has been brought in the suporior oonrt of Pierce oounty by Archibald Hassook, In behalf of himself and others.agaiust the Exoolsior Park Land Company, to recover on a mortgage for 80,000. There are more than 800 defendants to the action. The Farmers' Allianoe Implement Company may have trouble collecting insurance on its warehouse, recently burned at Walla Walla, because the building was on leased ground, and was mortgaged, without giring due no tioe to the insurance company. In the Coos bay mail sack, which was split open and robbed of its con tents lust Thursday by the lone high wayman onJHoover hill, thore were pen sion drafts for E. F. Walsh, Elisabeth Rider, James Wells and John Cooper. They are valuoloss to the robber. The minimr boom on the Methow seems to have collapsed. The miners . . V 1. J 1 ll ' in me urray jutgie uuu euvvrni uuiur mines have quit work and fllod lines on the mine for money due thorn, inis added to the mining operations having been discontinued on Slate creek, is giving the oamp a black eye. A. J. Jackson, of Astoria, is said to have discovered in this state a new species of erythronium, of rosy pink hue with an orange center; also, an unknown variety of pine with needles over a foot in length. This pine is similar to, but not identioal with, the Jeffri, found only in California. Chief of Polioe D. O. Smith, of Ta ooma, Tuesday swore positively be fore the oommlttee investigating the alleged ohargo of bribery and corrup tion on the part of City Clerk Smith and Councilman Thompson, that Smith told him he gave Thompson f 135 to vote for him (Smith) for oity olerk. M'QAUGHEY ACQUITTED. The Slayer of Uuelor I'louf Ie Glron Hie Liberty. Sun Francisco, June 24. Tho case of J. D. L. MoUutighey, for the murder of Dr. John E. Plouf, was given to the jury at 6 o'clock this afternoon. The Jury after throe ballots, acquitted Me (iuughey, uud the ajuyer of Dr. Plouf was reluusod from custody. On the first two ballots three of the jurors voted to find a vordict of manslaughter, but the arguments of the nine others mude them vote for acquittal. Almost the ontire morning was do voted to the cross-examiuution of the defendant. MoUuughoy made an excel lent witness. Ho stuck to the story told on direct examination and the prosecution found it impossible to trap mm into any damaging admissions. He repeated tho story of threats made against him by tho deceased and told the jury that he was in fear of his life for months before the fatal meeting With Flout This afternoon the stato put Charles S. Wilson on tho stand to testify in re buttal and, before Colonel Eddy had finished with the cross-examination, Wilson turned out an excellent witness for the dufenso. Wilson is the man who was arrested iu connection with MoUaughey for an alleged attempt to blackmail Dr. Plouf. The case against Wilson is still ponding before Judge Campbell, the defendant being released upon his own recognizance. Wilson admitted he bluckmuiled a man named Curtis in Woodland, and that he did so for the purpose of revenging himself upon Plouf. He said he testified in the police court against MoCJuugoy at the request of Plouf, who promised him immunity from punishment for so do ing, and also agreed to give him (Wil son) certain letters 'and photographs which Plouf had. The letters proved that Wilson was wanted for forgery in Seattle. Wilson said ho obtained f 00 by blackmail from Curtis in Wood land. MoUaughey knew nothing whatever of bis blackmail operations. , THE NEUTRALITY LAW. Keaeon Why the Waco Bank Allied for luatructlone. Waco, Tex., June 24. John L Mossey, cashier of the Farmers' & Mer chants' National bunk of this oity, when asked of the circumstances which led up to his letter to Attorney-General Olney, published with tho latter's reply in the press dispatches, told tho story of tho incident as follows: "About two woeks ago two dark- oomplexioiied men, presumably Cubans, called at the resideuco of Mr. Massey about midnight and stated that they desired to muko a business proposition with regard to the deposit of funds for the assistance of Cuban , insurgents. They claimed to bo representatives of the insurgents, but declined to give their names, stating that they realized that they occupied a more or less peril ous position. They introduced them selves by mentioning the names of two young men, residents of Cuba, with whom Mr. Mussey is well acquainted. On this account he listened to their proposition. Thoy desired to got some reputable bank to consent to act as de pository for the fund, and stated that the bank so consenting would be ad vertised by circulars distributed throughout the United States, setting forth that sympathizers with the insur gents would forward all contributions to it Mr. Massey agreed to consider their proposition, but told them he must first correspond with the attor-ney-goneral as to the legal questions involved. They readily appreciate Mr. Massoy's position, and stated that he would hour from them again if a favorable reply were received to his letter to the attorney-general. If an unfavorable reply was received and was published they stated they would call negotiations at an end. His Confoaaluii In a Novel, , Santa Cruz, Col., June 84. An in teresting feature of the divorce suit of Elizabeth Stewart against Dr. John A. Stewart today was the introduction of a novel entitled "A Search for a Heart," written by the defendant in China. Tho novel tells of the amours of the hero, Hugh Blair. It goes into details of adventures with various fe males, and contains passionate utter ances. Mrs. Stewart claims that the book is really an autobiography of the defendant, and the various oharacters discussed by fictitious names she recog nizes as people she has known and with whom she alleges the doctor was in timate. She alleges that Blair is no othor than the doctor himself. Ex tracts from the book will be read next week. Mineral or Agricultural Land.. San Franoisco, June 34. The op position to the granting of patents to mineral lands in California to railroad companies has brought about an indi rect offer of a oompromiso for the South ern Paoifio Company. . It is proposed to create a commission oomposed of one representative of the Southern Paoifio and one of the State Miners' Associa tion, who shall determine whether the land is mineral or agricultural in char acter. Among miners the opinion about accepting the proposition is di vided. Lord Sholto and Brlile in Hiding. San Franoisco, June 24. Mrs. Ad dis, mother of Loretta Addis, who married young Lord Sholto Douglass, has received information that Lord Douglass and bride are to sail on the steamer for Australia. The young oouple disappeared immediately after their marriage, and not even Mrs, Ad dis knew of their whereabouts. It is believed they are in hiding to escape the wrath of theatrical managers with whom Lady Douglass signed contracts before her marriage. THE THREADS SEVERED Baltic and North Sea Canal Formally Opened. WATERS OF TWO SEAS JOINED There Were Several Mlehape, but None .of Uutlielent Moment to Prevent a Suceeeaful Opening. Brunsbuttel, June 22. At 8:45 A, M. Thursday the imperial yacht Ho henzollern, with Emperor William and the princes on board, entered the west ern gato of the Baltio and North sea canal, in order to formally open it The gate was magnificently decorated. The Hohenzollern passed through amid ringing cheers, bands played the na tional anthem, and crowds joined heart ily in the chorus. His majesty stood on the deck and bowed thanks with visible emotion. At 4 o'clock the Hohenzollern severed the threads stretched aoross the canal and then commenced the passage into the new waterway. The Proeeaalon Through the Canal. Holtenau, June 22. The Hohenzoll ern reached the canal lock here at 12:40, the first vessel to formally pass through the canal, and it was greeted with vociferous cheers from the mass of spectators. The Hohenzollern re' plied with guns to the salutes of for eign warshps, and the opening of the Bultio and North sea ship canal was an accomplished fact The arrival of the Hohenzollern was witnessed by the empress of Germany, Princess Henry of Prussia, and the offi cers who occupied the hotel Bellenvet. The Kaiser-Alder, the Gorman kings and grand dukes on board, completed the passage of the canal at 12:15 P. M., and the last vessel of the proces sion at 1:15. The following was the order of the procession: A dispatch, acting as pilot; the im perial yacht Hohenzollern, with the emperor and four of his sons on board; the Kaiser-Adler, with the German kings and grand dukes as passengers; the North German Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wilhelm II with the German princes and other imperial personages on board; the British yacht Osborne, carrying the Duke of York and suite; the Italian royal yacht Savoia, bearing the Duke of Genoa and suite; the Hamburg-American line steamship Augusta Victoria, with members of the reichs tag and publio officials on board; the North German Lloyd steamship Trave, with other members of the reichstag and othor officials on board; the Hamburg-American line steamship Bbaetia, with officers, members of the reichstag and various officials; the Hamburg- American line steamship Columbia, with a large party of distinguished personages on board; the German dis patch boat Grille, with German naval officials; the Italian gunboat Arethusa, with Italian naval officers as passen gers; the British Admiralty yacht En chantress, conveying a large party of British naval officers; the French gun boat Suroouf, having on board a party of French and military officers; the Russian gunboat Crosiascy, accommo dating the Russian naval and others; the Spanish cruiser Marques de Ensen- ada, bearing the Spanish naval and other officers; the Swedish gunboat Edda, having as passengers a party of Swedish naval and other officials; the Norwegian boat Viking, oonveying the Norwegian officials; the United States cruiser Marblehead, having as passen gers Admiral Kirkland and staff, and officers from the San Francisco, New York and. Columbia, of the United States squadron; the Roumanian gun boat Marcta; the Danish gunboat Al kamar; the Portuguese gunboat Faud. On the whole the passage of the oa- anl by the imperial procession was a success, aitnougn mere were tnree slight mishaps. The British Royal yacht Osborne grounded and all the vessels following had to anohor for a long time. Eventually, however, she was floated and proceeded on her way to Holtenau, but the mishap caused quite a break in the procession. The warships of the United States, the San Franoisoo, New York, Colum bia and Marblehead, which last vessels took part in the procession, formed striking features of the naval display, standing out finely among the other vessels, whioh as a rule, had colored hulls. As the French gunboat Suroouf pass ed the several points along the canal route she was greeted with hearty cheers, and the different bands played the "Marselaise" as she went by, proudly flaunting the tri-oolor of France before the drawn up troops of Germany. The French officers ac knowledged the cheers from the shores by touching their oaps and bowing, and when flags were dipped in honor of the passing of the Suroouf, the ensign of the French gunboat was promptly dipped in acknowledgement of theoour tesy. Admiral Menard, the oommand er of the Frenoh squadron, entertained the officers of the German battleship Bayern on board the Hoohe, the Frenoh flagship, Thursday, in return for a similar oourtesy extended to the offioers of the Hoche the day previous, There was a wonderful scene today along the shores at the mouth of the oanal, here. The immense crimson oolored stands ereoted for the accom modation of sightseers were filled at the earliest hours by interested specta tors in holiday garb. There was great exoitement when the people oaught sight of the Hohenzoll ern ooming through the oanal with tho emperor on board. Some time elapsed while the water poured out of the sluices, lowering the stately vessel slowly but grandly to the level of the water of the harbor. Then the gates of the lock were opened and the boat steamed out majestically into the open water. Suddenly three shots were fired in rapid succession from the German flagship, the Friederich Wilhelm, giv ing the signal for the saluting to begin. A deafening roar of artillery com menced almost before the flash of the last gun from the flagship had disap peared, the noise of so many guns from so many ships drowning the outburst of cheering which arose from the tens of thousands of throats, as Emperor Will iam II. was standing on the bridge of the Hohenzollern in the full uniform of an admiral of the fleet When the sa lutes were finished the bands of each ship struck up "Heil Die Riegerh kranz," and followed this with the na tional anthem of their country. It is difficult to fully describe the en thusiasm which-prevailed. .To the or dinary observer it seemed as if all the nations of the earth had sent their warships here to do honor to the em peror of Germany, and the fact that the squadron had simply assembled to celebrate the opening of a new water. way between the Baltio and North seas seemed to be lost sight of, especially by the masses of people ashore, who cheered with wild enthusiasm as the Hohenzollern steamed on her passage, with the emperor bowing from side to side as the yacht passed the various war vessels and acknowledged salutes, by touching his hat Aftor the Hoh enzollern anchored, dinner was served on her, and the Grand Duke Alexis of Wnrtemburg and the various grand dukes and princes boarded the imperial yacht and congratulated the em peror on the suocess of the canal opening. DR. GIBSON'S LECTURE. Profeeaor Tyndall, the Hypnotlat, Cre ated a Beene at the Cloee, San Franoisco, June 22. Less than 500 people gathered in Metropolitan temple to hear the Rev. J. G. Gibson, pastor of Emanuel Baptist church, where the-two girls, Minnie Williams and Blanche Lamont' were murdered lost April, deliver a leoture bearing upon the awful crimes and the lessons to be gathered therefrom. Incidentally he was supposed to give some personal views oonoeraing the tragedies and the attendant circumstances following the crime. The object of his lecture was to raise funds for the church, which, since the crimes were committed, has not been nsed for religious .services by the congregation. Nearly all of those present were members of the congrega tion, who were imbued with the pur pose of assisting their pastor in his ob ject Financially, the event was not as successful as had been hoped for. The lecture itself was rather disap pointing, despite the fact that the preacher tried his best to make it effective from an oratorial standpoint A greater part of it was given up to comments upon the daily press, which he claimed had misrepresented his ac tion and purposes in reporting the de tails of the crimes, and a scoring of Polioe Judge Conlon's methods during the preliminary examination of Dur rant, when he (the speaker) was a wit ness. There was rather a sensational ending to the evening's event As Dr. Gibson concluded, Professor Tyndall, the hypnotist, jumped upon the stage and defied the reverend gentleman to submit to a test of hypnotio power. He was removed by the police. THE SEATTLE FIRE. How the Inauranoe on the Conaolldated Byatem la Dletrlbuted. Seattle, Wash., June 32. The Seat tle Consolidated Electric Street Rail way Company lost, by the big fire this morning, tT5,000, which was insured for $40,000. The Third street electrio line lost $25,000, fully covered by in surance. The Consolidated Company lost twenty-seven passenger oars, one wood and one freight car and all their machinery, offloe fixtures, dynamos, and nothing but the bare walls of the big, brick structure are standing, and these are in a bad condition. Some of the engines and boilers are in doubtfnl oondition, and that is all that is re maining of the extensive plant For a while this morning it looked as if the street-car system of the city was badly broken up, but by energetio work oars were moving on all the branches of the oity's railway system by 9 o'clock. The insnrauoe on the consolidated system is distributed as follows: Un ion Assurance, $3,000; Western Insur ance, $1,500; Milwaukee Meohanios', $4,000; Royal Exchange, $3,500; Trans atlantic, $4,000; Phoenix, of Hartford, $7,500; London Assurance, $3,500; Westchester, $5,000; Alliance, $2,500; National, $8,600. The Northern Paolflc New York, June 22. The World will say tomorrow: The Wall-street quotations of the $353,921,046 of the seourities of the Northern Paoifio have been seriously affected by the news that holders of preferred stock contem plate a suit to have declared illegal nearly half the seourities of the road. The suit is based on a clause of the original oharter of the road, granted by the government in 1864, whioh forbade the issue of any but first-mortgage bonds. The reorganization statement will come to a head quickly now that J. Pierpont Morgan is here. It is likely that the statement will be accomplish ed in ten days. J. J. Hill, of the Great Northern, is here also, awaiting a conference with Morgan. Price of Southern Pig Iron. Birmingham, June 18. A further advance of 60 cents per ton in the price of Southern pig iron was made last evening by the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, the largest iron prodnoers in the South, making an advance of $1.00. P0ST0FF1CE RECEIPTS Nearly Two Millions Increase Reported lor the Year. THE CHANGES IN CLASSIFICATION Pendleton Advanced From Third to Heond, Colfax Reduced to Third and Waitaburg to Fourth-Claae. Washington, June 21. The net in crease of receipts at the postoffices throughout the country during the year ending March 31, 1805, was $1,749, 953. This is shown in the results of the annual treadjustmen of presidential postmasters' salaries made publio to day. The changes take effect July 1. The total number of presidential offices is 3,466. The salaries of 1,057 are in creased and 893 decreased. The gross increase in the receipts was $1,894,092, and the gross decrease $154, 139. Eight states report a decrease, and practical ly all of these are in the West Changes in classification of postoffices are made as follows: Arizona Globe, reduced from third to fourth class; Prescott, advanced third to second; Tucson, reduced sec ond to third. California Petaluma, reduced sec ond to third; Chioo, advanced third to second; Menlo Park, Sonoma and Yuba City, reduced third to fourth. . Colorado Colorado Springs, ad vanced second to first; Fort Collins, third to second; Crested Butte and Newcastle, reduced third to fourth. ydaho Montpelier, reduced third to fourth. Montana Grantie, reduced third to fourth. New Mexico Santa Fe, advanced third to second. Oregon Pendleton, advanoed third to second. Wyoming Laramie, advanced third to second. Washington Colfax, reduced second to third; Waitsbnrg, third to fourth. MILLIONS ASKED FOR. Litigation Over the Famous Little Johnny Mine of Colorado. Denver, June 21. Thomas D. Kelly, of Galena, 111., in the United States cir cuit court today petitioned for a re- ciever for the Little Johnny Mining Company, asking for the removal of the present officers and an accounting of the company's affairs. He also asks possession of one-sixth interest in the Leadville Bonanza mine, whioh is al leged to be worth from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000. The plaintiff represents himself, Margaret O. Kelly, Michael E. Kelly and Annie B. Kelly, all of Galena. The basis of the Kellys' sensational and enormous claim is a rightful own ership of a one-sixth interest in the Little Johnny mine, whioh was wrested from them by a conspiracy and fraud on the part of the defendant persons and company. It is charged that for the paltry Bum of $1,000 they were fraudulently deprived of property which at the time of the transaction was worth many millions of dollars, and which has since steadily increased in value. The complaint alleges that Thomas J. Kelly, a son of Thomas D. Kelly, was one of the original locators and patentees of the Little Johnny. He died November 6, 1886, and by Colo rado law the plaintiffs are his heirs. In 1893 they conveyed their interest in the mine to the defendants, being, it is alleged, by fraud and oollusion, kept in ignorance of the value of the mine. It is further set forth that be fore or soon after the death of Thomas J. Kelly the Little Johnny mine had become worth $5,000,000 to $10,000, 000, and had beoome one of the most wonderful bonanzas in Colorado, and was paying many millions of dollars in gold and silver at the time the fraudulent deed was secured; that it has -become richer and richer since that time, and is now worth from $50,000, 000 to $100,000,000; that the Little Johnny mine is now yielding from $100,000 to $300,000 in cash per month, all of whioh is being fraudu lently appropriated. The Top-Heavy Ship. San Franoisco, June 21. R. P. Schwerin, vice-president and general manager of the Pacific Mail Company, was examined this afternoon by the United States inspectors of hulls and holers, in connection with the founder ing of the steamer Colima off the coast of Mexoo May 26. ' Schwerin testified that he was an officer in the United States navy for nineteen years. He had inspected the Colima before she left San Franoisoo, and found her in good condition, upon which he had congratulated Captain Taylor, and ad monished him to take good care of the ship and passengers. He stated he in spected all Paoifio Mail steamers before they went to sea. The life boats were ready for service, and. ' if they were lashed, he said, it would have taken only a minute to out the ropes. Schwerin admitted that the . lumber was piled three feet high on the Col ima's deok, but said the lumber was securely lashed for ordinary weather. He was positive the lumber did not make the Colima top-heavy. To Save Through Time. San Franoisco, June 31. The Paoifio Mail again threatens to transfer its business from this oity to Oakland and Santa Monioa, surrendering to the state the wharves it now oooupies, in order to make quicker time to Eastern points and so save expense. Oriental steamers would oall at Santa Monioa and Panama steamer at Oakland. " ' CHAMPIONS THE WHEEL. . A Chicago Preacher Declaree I Imaelf to Be the Friend of Blcycli.te. Chioago, June 20. The wheelmen and wheelwomen of Chicago . have found a champion at last . He is Rev. J. P. Brushingham, of the Fulton street M. E. church, and one of the "new clergy," tolerant and liberal. In preaching on "cycling from a relig ious point of view," he said: "I wish to be considered an enthusi ast upon the moderate use of the bicy cle. , It drives away the nervous ten sion, the hectio cheek, the wearied brain and peevish temper, renders us more agreeable to our friends and ser viceable to our chosen calling. By the moderate use of the bicycle the coated tongue becomes normal once again, re freshing slumber and a less discrimi nating appetite are induced, and tboso forms of amusement which seem to confuse recreation with indoor dissipa tion are tabooed. "The bicycle is not only tho enemy of the railway corporation and the livery establishment, but also of the all-night saloon and the low-down the ater. Enthusiasm for the use, protest for the abuse, constitute the keynote of this theme. ; f "Long, flowing robes beoome a source of danger by being entangled in the wheels. The only suggestion for women on this matter is to avoid extremes. The abuse lies not so much in the costume as in the 'observance' of the silly remarks made by people whom that costume does not directly concern. The American woman has a right todress as she pleases, and as she deems most becoming and oomfortable. "It is no more harmful to ride a wheel than to drive in a carriage with your family. I have been 'pleased to see a large number of wheels-in the vestibule of this church during the hours of publio worship." WHAT FLOWER SAID. , The Ex-Governor Dlactuaed Crop and Presidential Proepect. New York, June 20. Ex-Governor Flower has returned from his Western trip. Among other things he said to a reporter: "Don't believe what people tell you about bad crops. It's going to be a crop year. The cold weather which we had a few weeks ago only injured winter wheat,, and not more than 1,000,000 bushels of winter wheat is raised east of the Rocky Mountains. But the spring wheat is in fine condi tion, and the com crop promises to be very large. The corn was not out of the ground when the frost came, so it escaped injury. Fruits are also in good condition. Our personal observa tion of the farming territory through which we passed give us great encour agement, and the reports which we got at Chicago from the railroads con vinced us that these favorable condi tions were general throughout the West and Southwest ' "Presidential candidates seem to be quite numerous on the Republican side, but on the Democratic side there seems to be a disposition to await political developments before discussing candi dates." - ;. FRANK LENZ' MURDERERS; Blcyellet Sachletben Haa Succeeded la Locating Them. ; St Louis, June 30. A letter from Erzeroum, Turkey in Asia, has been received by Homer A. Canfield from his partner, W. L. Sachletben, the St Louis wheelman, who left here four months ago for Asia Minor to locate and bring to justice if possible- the murderers of Frank Lenz.the Pittsburg bicyclist, who lost his life there. Sachletben writes that he has discover ed the identity of the Kurdish chief who planned the killing and the five men who helped commit the deed. The writer states that he arrived at Erzeroum March 17 and adds: "Out of quite a number of corres ponedents who come to Constantinople in an endeavor to reach Erzeroum and Moosh, near the Sassoun district, where the horrible atrocities took plaoe, only fourteen have succeeded in reaching this oity, so strict is the watch kept by the Turkish govern ment" ' "' ' , . After Lady Sholto. . t San Francisco, June 30. Manager Moore, of the Auditorium, is looking for Lady Sholto Douglass, and threat ens trouble when he finds her. When Lady Douglass was Loretta Addis and acted in Bakersfield, she often sighed for an opportunity to appear before the San Franoisoo public After her en gagement with Lord Douglass, she re ceived the coveted offer from Manager Moore and signed a contract She ap peared at the Auditorium several nights, and was a great sucoess. - But one day Miss Addis and Lord Douglass went to San Jose and were married. The young woman failed to return to the theater, and is spending her honey moon with her noble husband in some plaoe unknown to the theatrical mana ger. Manager Moore flourishes his broken oon tract, and threatens that he will enforce it as soon as he nan find Lady Douglass. ' " r Fair's Wheat I artner. San Francisco, June 30. An even ing paper publishes a sensational story stating that the late ex-Senator Fair had a partner in his purchase of 206, 000 tons.of wheat, by which specula tion a loss of from $2,000,000 to $3,- 000,000 was incurred. It is said that another millionaire estate was oonnect- -ed with the attempted wheat corner in a partnership capacity, and that sinoe Fair's death strenuous efforts have been made to conceal the fact, the living partner saddling the entire loss upon the dead." Wholesale bribery of clerks, brokers and others intimately connect ed with the big wheat deal is said to have accomplished silence regarding the partner who did not pay hi share Of the loaf.