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VOLUME LXI.--NO. 132. EAST OF THE ROCKIES. The Cattle Thi-ves of Wyoming Ara Cd the Warpath. LYNCHED BY A MOB IX KENTUCKY American Bark Hemmed in Wilb Icebergs — Hjpolite Besieges Port-aa-Prince. [SPECIAL DISPATCHES TO THE BECOKD-CKION.] HAROLD MARSH SEWALL. He Say* lie Was Ignored aud Snubbed While :it Berlin. Baltimore, July Ai*h —The Sun (Demo cratic) says to-day: Harold Marsh Sewall, late Consul General of the United States at Apia, tjamoa, who accompanied the Sa moan Commission to Berlin, left Washing ton last night for Bir Harbor, where he goes to «et Mr. Blame. Mr. Scwail had far from n pleasant trip to Berlin. He is said to have been snubbed by the German otticialg and to have been treated as an in ferior by the American Corumf.-si^ners. He expected, as a ruin familiar with the situation, to be consulted freely and to I have a considerable share in shaping the policy of the American Commissioners. He cut rather a sorry figure in Berlin on the whole, and came home considerably irritated by the treatment he received. a::d it is said he is not disposed to take as rose tinted a view of the txeaty as his superiors, who backed in the smiles of Bismarck. His experiences in Samoa were not such as to inspire him with faith in the honesty of Germany's dealings in regard to the ulanoa; and rightly or wrongly be is credited with believing that the Commisfcionen on the part of the United States were over-reathed by the German representatives. Assistant Secretary of State Wharton said to a representative of the Sun today th»t nothing will be said by the Depart- i ruent hi 'regard to the treaty until it is finally made public in" the usual way after BOing to the Senate. N* information could be obtained as to the object of Mr. Sewall's trip to Bar Har bor, bin he will d'ubtltss give Mr. Blame a fall account of the Berlin Conferesce from his point of view. ■ The diplomatic doings since March 4, 1889, must be very interesting to exSecre- I tary Bayard. Mr. Bates is sent to Berlin with an apology in his moutta, and Mr. Sewall, who does no! seem to be an apoio geiic man, is sent as an assistant. Mr. Bates was schooled by witnessing the snub bing received by the ex-Consul to Samoa. Of course Mr. Sewall did not enjny this suffering. Mr. Bales, like anybody e!.ce who bad been forgiven, enjoyed the vicar: --ou-j fuifering, bot Sewall, tue.victini, has apparently, like a worm, turned. It is possible that the American people will hear more about the treaty than they expected to hear before the meeting of Conaress. The above article was showu to Walker Blame this afternoon, who. after reading it, shid : " There is no significance whatever in the return of ex-Consul Sew all to New Ejglaad. He lives at Bath, Me., and his duties in connection with the Bamoan Commission having been finished, he has returned home. There is no foun dation for the s'.ory that he has gone to Bar Harbor, to consult with my father re garding Samoau ailairs, for ihere is no necessi 'y foi such a step." WYOMING TRAGEDY. Cattle Thieves Want to Have Their Re- venge on the Lynehert,. CnEYENNK. July 2G:h. — The element which is so anxious to prosecute those who lynched "Cattle" Kate Maxwell and Jim Averill, condones the hanging of Averill, but agrees that the woman should have been apart d. The situation ot affaire is al together peculiar. The faction which 13 just now calling for justice is led by men recently liberated from jail after being tried for the chine tor whi.:h the dead people suffered. They have enlisted the sympathy cf citizens by recalling the luvish manner in which Kate was wont to ipend i£o:ieyat Rawlins in her palmy days. Prominent mra in Etawlloi the town will be razed before the punishment of the Jyuchers is permitted. Lately tbc "maver takers" have threatened to kill any man wLo interfered with them, and Giorge B. Henderson, foreman of the "71 oo'.tit," was followed a hundred milea by these threnter.ers. A foreman of one of Delegate Careys ranches was beaten by "rustlers," and, baing threatened with death, left the country. "If these men are prosecuted, " said a leaiiih; citizen of Kawl>ns in Cbcyenoe, "a reign of terror will bi- begun arid blood will flow on the wind-swept prairiee as it does in Iha Suuth during isud wars in the mountains. ' THOUGHT TO BE IN SANE. 'strange Actions of a I,os Angeles Lady in H-tiM.kt ti. HoBOKU A" J. 1 July 26ih. — Mary Avers the wil> "f one of the editors of the Lot Angeles Hiraltl. is detained at the police station here fur examination regarding her sanity. She is 70 years old and made the journey from he coast alone, intending to sail for Hamburg on the steamer Augusta Victoria. \Viien aboard the ship she be haved to ftr&ngaljP that ihe officers refused to let her depart. On the way from Cali fornia she told some ladies whose acqnaint ances she formed. Ihnt she bad not lived with her husband (or so;ue lime, but that she baa considerable property in her own right. It is thought the long ride uubal amed the oM todty*l mind. CALIFORNIA FRU IT SAL ES. Large Plum* ami l'runf« are lv Good Demand Tear* Stronger. (tar You Jalf -''h -The California Fruit I'nion aoM three carloads to-day. There was a large attendance of : Hariit-lt ',nai!- s.'iii -.r. r GO; Golden 1 >r< >j> p'i 'in.-, -ft 90tn$] .' hr. -« [.rune*. $2 .'.;> to fl 80 I' i rirtaa j.ri. iii-s. $1 10; Columbia pitutif rl <;5 to $1 20 ; Magnum Domini I "i 80: *gg plums, $1 70 to $\ gtoo i'.;an>. f] S5. Another car. wntab was transferred en route owing to an accident, was al?o auctioned. Peachis brought $1 40 to M cents ; plums and prunes. $2 85 to i\ ; Fontaincbleau 0 40 to 25 cents. The market for Bartlett pears is s:r< n^tr, the fruit being better and greener. L*fp* plums and prunes are in good demand. LIFELY TO AGREE. The Hiirerem e« of Hm Truii»r outinental Lines About Settled. ' iiii aijo. July io:h. — TheKietr.tiveCom ii.ntee of the f ransaintinenta! Association mntlnnod in session all forenoon witboot reaching a settlement of the dispute be tween the Canadian and Southern Pacific Companies about diflerentials. They meet agaiu this afternoon. It is reported this afternoon that the Canadian Pacific has agreed to compromise i's claims on the California business by accepting differen-. tials of about half the a.i.ount which it has been receiving. The opinion is ex pressed by meoxben of the association that the Southern Pacific can be brought to ac cept these terms, and that the association will remain intact. CUTTING RATES. The Redaction by the Fort Worth Routes from Denver Kant. Dksver, July 26th. — An evening paper says the seaboard rate of $2 52 per hundred for first-class freight which went into effect to day on the Fort Worth road via Gal- veston and the Gulf of Mexico will he met to-morrow by a similar rate upon all other trunk lines centering at Denver. This lat ter rate is authorized by the transconti nental association, and will apply to all roads affected by the Fort Worth aciion. Shipments may be made by either land aud canal route, by the gulf from Savan nab.or by Galve&ton and the gulf as deemed expedient. The reduction, however, does not apply to all rail routes. So far no tariff bus been issued aflectirg the grain ship ments, which, so far as the agricultural States of the West are concerned, are by far the most important of all. Whether they will be or not is yet purely a matter of conjecture. EXPLAINING TO THE INDIANS. But It !- Not Believed They Will Give up Their Lands. Stantuxg Boat A<;enov (Oak.). July 26ih.— The first Council was held this after noon. John Grass, Gaul, Running Ante lope, Mad Bear ard other piomitieut chiefs and a large nun-.ber of Indians were pres ent. Governor Foster aud Major Warner made the customary explanation. The Indians listened with close attention, but irave mi evidence of interest iv the matter discussed. At the close of the Council it was announced that fifteen beeves would be issued, and during the conversation which followed with reference to the details the Icdians were thoroughly interested, and linally all the Cviniuitsioners shook bands with evident good huruor. The next. Council will beheld Monday. From conversation with many persons, more or less acquainted with Jthe ludians, it is be lieved that for some weeks they have been talking the matter over with each other, and it is said they have bound themselves not to accept the Government's proposition. WAR OF RATES. The P»eific Mail Steamship Company Demanding Their Right*. Xew York, July The officials of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company noti fied the Transcontinental Association that unless the subsidy from railroads is in creased they will rut rates an 1 take all the freight they can get. It is thought this is a preliminary Btep to a war against the Canadian Pacific road, and the fact that the Southern Pacific has refused to allow a diflereutial rate to the Canadian Pacific is considered a confirmation of this belief. The transcontinental roadj intimate that they are willing to divide the through bus iness, giving the Canadian Pacific G per rent., and dispatches from ChicaSo received to-day said the Canadian Pacific was wil ling to agree to it. If the Canadian Paciti: insists upon a differential rate, however, a war of rates will certainly follow. DORSEY DISCHARGED. He Assured Judge O'Brien that He Would ISe on Hand When I!o<[iiired. New York, July 26th. — Stephen W. Dorsey was in Court this forenoon, sur rounded by his counsel and friends. At noon Dorsey was take," to the private chambers of Judgo O'Brien. The lawyer who represented Dorsey as sured the Jurfge that his client had no" in tention of willuily refusing to comply with the order of the Court, but that his neglect to attend the supplementary proceedings was due entirely to illness. Judge O'Brien thereupon discharged him, he agreeing to be on hand this afternoon for examination. Dorsey appeared before Thompson, Ack erly and Kaufman at 1 p. m , and proceed ings were at once entered into, but it was announced to the press that no information would be given out unless the matter was filed in Court. JAMMED IN AN ICE-TACK. Ferilou-. Fassage of the Bark Ivigtnt— Seven Days of Suffering. rHiLADELrmA, Joly 2<3tb. — The bark Ivigtut, just arrived from Ibigtut. encoun tered a remarkably stormy and p»rilons passage, during which forty -seven icebergs were passed. She sailed June C:h, and that day became fast jammed in an ice pack, the area of which could not be de termined from aloft. As far as the eye could reach nothing but a long waste of ihickly packed ice could be se^n. Seven long days and nights amid great sufferings the batt'e with the ice continued, and final ly the craft found herself gliding through clear water. On the following day twenty five tremendous glittering monsters loomed up in full view.' On the 15;h seventeen icebergs were sighted, and on the ICth five. YOUTH FUL MURDERER. An 11-Year-Old Koy Kill* His Father Hud Stepiuntllei . Masos Cm (la), July L'Oih— ln Kik township. Clayton county, Wednesday Bight last, Wesley Elkins. a 11 year-old boy, murdered his'iatber 3mi Btepmothe/. After oommitliog the crime he took an infant sister in a carriage aud drove four miles to a neighbor's, where be reported having found his parents murdered. Yes terday he confessed to the crime, saying be had tisd s difficulty with his lather, and between 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning went into the house and taking a ritiV sent a bullet into his father's brain. He then killed his stepmother with a club, after which he took the child and ran nway. . Failure of the .Salt Trust. Nmv York, July 26th.— According to all indications, the subscriptions for shares in tiit" North American Ball iVmpany has been unsuccessful. At the Central Trust Company it is stated that the managers of the Salt Company requested the amount of the subscriptions to be m«de publ'c. and all inquiries are referred to the managers. In their turn they refuse to give out any state ment fur frar of its being misleading. Tney state that it will take some time to calculate upon the results from all points, but promise to give an official statement soon, probably to-morrow. Champion Ri< >• list*. Denver. July 26lh.— Senator Morgan, of the American champion bicycle team, to day deposited with W. F. Hughes, sporting editor of the Denver Time*, a forfeit 1 to bind a match for Wilbur F. Knapp of the American team against any bicyclist in the world, any distance from one to 100 miles, for $1,000, the race to take place in Denver or California. The challenge will remain open one month and if not ac- Otptod, Knapp will delend the champion ship of the world against all comers. A similar oiler on behalf of the lady Cham-! pion of the world. Miss Jessie Oaks, of the American team, is made to all ladies. Henry lvi->. K«* York, July 2»ith. — Hgnry lyes, in the Ludlow-strtet Jail since last January, was taken before the Supreme Ooort this morning on a writ vi habeas corpus. He claims illegal detention. Jadga Ingram decided that as Ives was held on an order of arrest he Mold take no action regarding the indictments. If the order of arrest was disposed of and he were In custody on I a bench warrant an application for bail ' would be entertained. The wri - of habeas OorpQl was dismissed and the prisoner re msmlel. I'nion Paiilir Earnings. Bono.V, July IBth —The Ti.ion Pacific's earnings tcr June were £ an ;n- OTiMt >'-er June of last year of $Ji 970. The expenses were $1 : decrease of 1172,692; net earnings, f_\il 881 ; increase, $197,682. lor the six months to June BOtil its earning'! w. re $12,778,687, a de crease from the same period last year of $71 (M& The expenses were $8,008,640. a decrease Of $517.4.">7: net earnings, $4 770, --03 1; decrease. $197,355. Mraaga suit. Cmii \.-> July 2»'iih.— Rev. Solomon Banr, Rabbi of the First Hungarian Congrega tion, has sued the members of his flock for $10,000. on the ground that they hired and paid a thug $25 to give him a pumnieling. Riddled with Bullet*. Sakta Fe (N. M.), July 2G:b.— Deputy Sheriff Warren Moore was shot and killed this morning at Wallace by Joseph Chacha. SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY, JTLX 4 J7, ISB9. The latter was a small-Dox attendant and was ordered 10 leave town, whereupon he firtd three shots into a crowd of citizens, wounding one man, and then fled to the hills, pursued by Moore, whereupon Chacha turned aud killed him, and was himself overtaken by the crowd, which riddled him with ballets. Relief for the Miners. Chicago, July 2ti;h.— The Relief Commit tee left here this morning with eighty tons of provisions and supplies for the starving ! iocked-out coal miners of Coal Valley, 111. I There are ab;ut 2,000 idle miners In the I district, makinc, with their families, about C.OOO souls. The arrival of the train there this afternoon was greeted with great demonstrations of joy. Everywhere were evidences of the most pinching poverty aud destitution. Sent to Sing Sing. N«w Yoke, Jnly 2G:h.— Lawyer John R. Duun was sent to Sim; Sing prison to-day to serve a sentence of nine years and six months. Dunn was found guil:y of hav ing induced cashier Scott cf the Manhattan Bank to steal $185,000. As soon as Dunn received the greater part of the steal he I advised Scott to fly from the country. Sub sequently the cashier came back and ap peared against Scott. Amateur Athletics. New York, July l-Gib..— At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Amateur Athleiic Union, a committee ot three was appointed to confer with the National As sociation in regard to amalgamating that Association with the Athletic Union. W. C. Dohin's haif-miie record of 1:551, and the 10 second record for 100 yards, made by L. Carey and V. Shiiferstein, were ac cepted. I'ort-au-Priuce Besieged. New Orleans, July 20th.— The British steamship Floridan has just arrived, hav ing left Port-au-Prince. Hayti. July 20:h. j At that time the forces of Hypolite had completely invested the city and were tiring constantly. The besieged, however, were confident the city could not be taken, as the Army ot '•[ the. North had gained no advance since July 12th. Large Indebtedness. New York, July 26;h.— The general im pression in trade is that the indebtedness of Lewis Brothers 6c Co. does not exceed $5,000,000. Pbovidesce ,R. I .), July 38th.— It is be lieved that the indebtedness of Lewis Brothers & Co in this city will amount to fully $1,000,000. All of the firms involved deny that they will be compelled to assign. Wealthy and Generous. Phpjdelphia, July 26th.— Miss Kate Drexel. the wealthy lady of this city wbo recently i-ntered a Pittsbnrg convent, has donated $230 000 to found a Catholic col lege here exclusively for colored students. She slso promises to pay the salaries of the teachers aud the pastor" of the church in. connection with tiie school. A Woman's Revenge. Wichita (Kans.i, July 26th. — Edgart Brown, the banker wbo so mysteriously reappeared ■■ a demented tramp, after ac absence of six months, has regained con sciousness, but says nothing of his wander ings. It is believed now that Brown was kidnaped, through the icfluence of a cer tain woman, for motives of revenge, and that Brown fears to expose her. Two Kxecutionij. Rayville (La.). July 28th. — Charles Sel lers was fxtcuud here this afternoon for the murder of Buayan Adams in Richland Parish. Baton Rouge (La.), July 2G'.h.— Torn Bowley (colored) was executed in the jail yard in this city today for the murder of Philip Walsh (white). The mnrderer and bis victim were about the surae age, ]!» years. Ku|iid Ocean Travel. New York, Jnly 26th —From the Needles to Sandy Hook, "0.100 miles, in 6 days, 21 hours and 37 minutes, is- the best lime ever made by an ocean steamer over that course. It was accomplished by the new Hamburg- American twin screw" Culumbie, that ar rived to-night. Battle !;. i\m «n Heavy Weights. Chiuaho, July 26th.— Guy C. Crevy and J. B. Williams, local "heavy weights, fought six rounds in a barn near the city this morning. Crevy pounded Williams unmercifully from the start and put him to sleep in the sixth round with a terrific right-hander. No Money in Blackberries. Baltimore, Jn'y 2G'.h.— Owing to the ef" fects of the storms and the low prices re' ceived. nearly one million quarts of culti' j vaied blackberries will be left to rot on the vines at laurel, Md., and in the portions of Delaware bordering on Maryland. Sunk in a Collision. New York, July 20-h.— The tugboat Buigea was run int." and sunk by the ferry-boat Brooklyn during a fog in East river tnis morning. The crew were saved. There was a panic among the Brooklyn passengers ami several women fainteJ. The tug was valued at *l">,000. Relentless NorrU. Annatolis (Md.), July IMth.— Detective N'orris of Mississippi, who ha 3 a requisi tion for Kilrai:i. was here to-day. Hia papers are now in proper form.' but the Secretary of^tate was no; here, and the officer did not get a warrant for Kilrain's arrest. Burke'> Friend*. Chicago, July Aith —State Attorney Longenecker is tdvistd by his assistant, now in Winnipeg looking after the Bnika case, that suspicious siracgers are arriving here, and it is thought that Burkes Iriends may be arranging to rescue him from the officers in case his extradition is ordered. Kicked Bis Wife to Death. Tp.n\ (N*. V.), July 26th.— Janus McCall ol West Troy surrendered himself to the police this afternoon, saying: "I have kicked my wife to-death." An investiga tion proved the truth of the statement. Mi- 'ail says bis head has been hurting him. Hung i'\ a Kentucky Mob. Paris (Ky.), July 2(ith — Armed men went to the jail this morning, took out James Kelly, a negro, who recently as saulted Mrs. Crow, the wife of a railroad section-boss, and handed him. The Sheriff madp only a nominal attempt to protect bis prisoner. Topeka Blaze. Tom* (Kan), July 96th.— A fire this morning in the six story building of the Atlantic, Topeka and Sau Francisco Rail road completely guttrd the upper floor, which was filled with valuable papers and records. The loss to ihe building is esti mated at $25,000. Professor W-.'Jch Dead. Columbus (O), Ju'y SSth.— A nlegram from Port Huron, Mich., nnnounces the death this evening of A. H. Welch. Associ ate Professor of the English language in the Ohio University. He was 37 years of age. •* Train's Fast. New Yokk. July 96th.— -George Francis Train completed "his I<X> day fast to-day. He claims thai he has subsisted wnolly on half a pound of chocolate and milk daily. He never felt better and intends continuing 100 days more. Suiiiiiuinf; Mutch. Hoston, July 2oih.— The smimming rare for a purse of $iio at Crescent Beach, be tween John A. L»avitt and Thomas Me- Closky, was won by Leavitt. Time— l 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Broke the li<i <n .1. BOMQ*. July 26Lh.— At the Irish Karional games J. Fitzpatrick of this city broke the worlds record in a running high jump, clearing 6 feet 4 j inches. Cincinnati ltl.tzi . Cincinnati, July 2Gth.— The Cincinnati dock buildings and a considerable quantity of lumber were destroyed this morning by fire. Loss $60,000, insurance $40,000. Death of an Aged Banker. Aubcrn (N. V), July 26th.— W. T. Graves, one of the oldest and best-known bankers in the State, died suddenly this morning. ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST. ■ Young Bierce Shoots the Giri that Jilted Him and Her Husband ASD THEN iIE COMMITS SUICIDE. ! Fatai Fall from a Bridge-Letter from John Swett—Yuba and Suit p's Fruit Pack. (SFSUM, TMSFATCHES TO THB BICOBa-CmOS.] , THE SEQUEL. Young Bierce Shoots Mr. aud Mrs. Hubbs and the* fhilrhkii Chico, July 26ih.—The most sensational tracedy in the history of the town occurred this afternoon. Saturday evening, it will be remembered. Eva Atkins, who was engsjed to Raymond Bierce, son of Ambrose Bierce, the well known San Francisco journalist, eloped with stableman Neil Hubbs on the eve of her marriage with Bierce. The runaway couple returned today and paid a visit to the bride's parents. Bitrce know oftha contemplated visit, and, on the pretense of being tick, went to the house of the bride's mother and was invited to lie on the bed in the room ad joining the parlor. Shortly after the newly-wedded pair ar rived. B:erce immediately entered the parlor, and, drawing a revolver, tired a shot at Hubbs. Hubbs fell, but immediately drew his owrj pisto! and returned the fire. After each had fired four shois Hubbs succeeded in escaping from the house. Bierce then turned and fired at Mrs. Hubbs. She fell with a bullet-wound in her head. When Hu>ibs heard his wife scream he re-entered the nous?, and grasping Bierce by the threat hammered him on the head with his revolver until he dropped to the ground. Hubbs then carried his wife to a neighbor's house. After Hubbß left the room, Bierce. hav ing regaint d consciousness, reloaded his pistol and blew his brains out. He died shortly after. Hubbs was shot in the spleen and is probably fatally wounded. Mr.'. Hubbs is severely, but not dangerously, wounded behind the right ear. Young Bit-ret- died almost instantly from the wound inflicted by his own hand. The ball entered the left temple and went right through It is bead, coming cut at the right side. His father has been telegraphed .'or. The inquest will be held to-morrow morn ing. His body .s now at the morgue. Mrs. Hubbs, it appears, is but slightly hurt. Bierce, iv shooting her, held the pisto! close to her bead, back of the right ear. But she had thrown her head to one side and the bullet went through her ear above the left lobe. The surrounding parts are badly powder burnt. The young man Hubbs, at last accounts, was jesting easy, but he is in a precarious condition. The ball entered the spleen and passed through, an^ is supposed to have dropped down iinu»j; ;l:e intestines, as probing failed to loca- r The doctor says there is one chance : ; ■■} iur his get ting vreil. There is considerable reeling here against Mrs. Barney, who mowed the young couple to visit her h' Mse while Bierce was still stopping Ihere. MARYSVILLE MATTERS. lllltflllßa, High License— Activity in Fruit Canning Establishments. Marysville, July 20'h— The saloon keepers al Sutter county have u>adea com bination to resist the payment of high license of $200 per qnarter. Three of them have been arrested on a charge of selling liquor without a license and are out on bail. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of seven saloonkeeps in Satter county. These cases will be stubbornly contested in the Courts. A careful inquiry into the condition of the grape crop of this district shows it to be exceptionally pood. The Marysville and Y aba City canneries are finding the fruit supply better than it was expected eariy in the season, and are furniohing work for ail the hands <hey CBn get. The Mftryrvilla Cannery :o>iiy Lad 235 white hands, including "men, women and children, iv addition to 22 Chinese, whose plarps would readily be given to white hands if the latter were fortbooming. The pay-roll amounts to about $l. r .> l <j a week. Most of '.he older hands earn $2 a day. The prospects lor a long and steady run on peaches, Mttl ami apricots are excep tionaliy good. The !ruii packed is choice, and vrry little has been dried su far this season. A "-f-Midl order is being tilled for peaches ;:i iiail-pound cans, to be sold on railroad trains to tnvdm. This aea.-on's part at Km NlMMrjr is expected to eiceed Ods<>s. Tlie pack <if peais will be tive tons larger than that of last year's. Large quantities of tomatoes are being put up, and more are wanted thau can be had in the local market. At the Su ter cinnery, in Yuba Civ, 8 like activity prevail, and the run is ttie best ever experienced in the history of that establishment. astronomical. Observing the Newly Found Comet From the Hights uf Mount Hamilton. Lick Obsbrvatobv, San Jose. July 20th. — A telegram received here to-day froci Harvard Colleee Observatory announced the discovery of a bright comet by Mr. Da vidson at Queensland on July 21st. The position on July 22d at 23 hours, Green wich time, was : Right ascension, 12 hours 4t> minutes D seconds; declination, south, 32 degrees SO minutes 6 seconds, with a daily motion o: 2 degrees 45 minutes north. This cornel w o < obseivej to-night at the Lick Observatory by Mr. Barnard. It was easily visible ti> ;he naked eye about 3 de grees southeast oi the star 'Cinia Hydm-. The proximate position of the comet at .» hours 8 minutes ;;s seconds, Mount Hamil ton mean time, was : Right ascension, 13 hour? 17 minutes 13 Deconds; south de clination, 24 fareu 40 minutes. The comet has a small right nucleus and a tail se?e;al degrees long. E S. Holden. SAVED BY A MASTIFF. -A Itrar Story Krom Yuba County— The Woods :irr Full of Tin in. Marysvii.i.e Juijr 2»Ji b . — Last Sunday Miss Susie Feney of Strawberry Valley, and Miss Jessie Martin of Orovi!:*-, who was visitina her, accompanied by an Eng lish ina-mtl, went into an adjacent wood in searco of ferns. While seated on a log in an isolated part of the forest, nuite a dis tance from their home, they were ap proached by a cinnamon bear. * At sight cf their visitor the young ladies started to run toward tbeir home, screaming at the top of (heir voicrs and followed by the bear. The mas-.iff was not afraid and caught hold of :he bear by the neck. A desperate struggle took place until two of Miss Feney's brothers arrived and shot tha bear. The dog was so badly mangled that he will probably die. REDDING'S ESCAPE From !» l.nimiii Who Saul God Hail Coni- TOiinrfetl Him to Destroy It. HEDDtSG, July SJth.— Mazzy Carter, the half-breed girl who stole a horse and sad dle from Woodman's place some weeks ago, was yesterday convicted of grand lar ceny and will be sentenced Saturday. E. L. Carrten, said to be the traveling agent for Dewing & Co., San Francisco, was adjudged insane yesterday. He applied to Sheriff Hopping to be locked up, stating he was God's agent and He had sent him here to destroy the town by tire, but find iug them a happy lot of people, he had de cided to disobey the command. . PROFESSOR JOHN SWEET. The Man to Whom California Owes a Debt of Gratitude. San Fbascisco, July 2t3th.— ln a letter to a friend. Professor Jobu Swett, under date Martiiuz, Wednesday ia;t, writes : " I write to-day for fear some change for the wor-e : will reuder it impossible 1 have now had a fever ior seven weeks, and cannoi break it. I fear it will end in a serious brain fe ver, aud in which case I can bariily hope to pnll tnmugh. My educational work is finished. X wish it could have been better. If I can survive this, I think I can pet a living by hard work on the farm. L-'k? a wounded animal, I have crawled Into tuy hole. What I have borne iv silence, no one can ever know." Spreckles' Speculation. San Diego, July L\i:h.— The largest deal that has ever been made in San Diego for some time was closed to-day. The terms are all agieed upon r.ni the papers are now being drawn. John D. Spretkles. of S.»n Francisco, purchased H. L, Story sone-th:rU interest in the Coronado Beach Company for $511,050. The Beach Company controls besides the !and the San D.e,<o"aud Colo rado Ferry Company, the C jrocado Water Company, the mammoth hotel and all i:s appurtenances and the Ooronado Railroad Company, in a!i of which Spreckies be comes interested. Work will be pushed vigorously. Mi. Babcock retains his inter est aud management. This sale greatly strengthens theßeaeh Cum any. Colonel Dickinson's Advice. San Francisco, July 2G:h.— At a meet ing of the Federated Trades tonight Pro fessor C. J. Smith said, in reviewing the action of the bandmasters referring to the parade, "that the aclion was prompted by a lettpr from Colonel Dickinson." He read the letter, which is: "I am in receipt of your invitation of the 19th. It will not be passible for me to attend your meeting. I have always been in favor of good prices for professional musicians, and if you wiil only hold tone! her you will have no diffi culty in maintaining your prices. Wish ing you success, I am yours trnly, (Signed) "John H. DxcKIBSOX." Gorton < n Trial in Auburn. Aubi m, July -'Cth.— The taking of testi mony in the case of H L Gorton, cha'ged with robbing the express car on December 24, 18Sci. near tfiipper <;.u>. began to-day. Gorton is defended by Robert Ferrsl of San Francisco. The ii:es3e:>.ger. Johnson. identified Gjrtor; as one of the robbers. Forty-live hundred dollars in value was taken. A ten-ihousand-dollar sack was overlooked. The prosecution have abou: fifteen witnesses, and the trial wili not be concluded until next week. Much interest is manifested. Many ladies are present, aud the auima'ed crowds around the Court-house reminds one of the train wrecking trials of 188 L Wa-hinjjton Convention. Olympia (Vy. T.j.July 2oth.— The Con vention considered the Executive Depart ment in the Committee o! the Whole. It provides that the Executive Department shall condor of a Governor, Lieutenant- Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney-Genera!. Superintendent of Public Inst.-ue'ion and. Commissioner of Public Lssds. The Governor shall hold for a term of four years and may convene the Legislature on extraordinary occasions. He shall be Commander-in Chief of the niilitia except when the militia is called into the service of the United States. The pardoning power is also vested in the Gov ernor. Tramps and Their Signals. Los Gatos. July 2oih — Tratnpa are again appearing on our s:reets at the door of the charitable housewife. One of the latter went oat on a tour of investigation yester day, as three tramps had presented them-, selves at her door in as many days. Not far from her gate she found two stick 3, crossed, the larger one on top and pointing to her home. Soice distance farther on she discovered more sticks crossed in the same way as the first. Concluding that they were used as signs, or signal?, she removed them, and now keeps a big dog in the yard as a warning for all tramps to keep away. Distressing Accident. DtTBOfuTB, July 20 h.— This afternoon Mis. J. X. White and the little 7-year old daughter of F. Griseza, of Yreka, were frightened by an approaching work train and fell from the bridge of the sixteenth .-nosing a distance of about thirty feet on the rocks in the water._ The gi.'l's" skull is factured and the flesh torn from one side of her head Her recovery is very doubt ful. Mrs. White is severely but not fatally hurt. The train mm carried them ud- out of the river and brought them to Duns ruuir. I. os GMae Fruit. Los Gatos, July 26th. — The first grapes to ripen in (bit vicinity this season were brought to market to day. They are the Chafselas, somewhat similar to the sweet water grape, and were grown in a vineyard among the foothills, two milles from town. A rancher namtd Palmer is exhibiting a corn-stalk, near.'y twelve feet tall, grown near here. It is attracting not a little at tention, as no irrigating is done around here. Hermann's Sons. Liyf.rmoke, July 2*ith.— TheGrand Lodge of the Order of Hermann's Sons will con vene h ere on Monday. Delegates are al ready arriving. A mammoth picnic and drives throughout the vineyards are ar ranged for Sunday. An election is to be held to-morrow rela tive to issuing $15000 bonds to build a sec ond school honse in the northern part of the town. Slight Blaze at Pasadena. Pasadena, July 20th. — This morning carpenters were at work in the attic of the new Presbyterian Church and had a iantern suspended from the rafters. The bottom dropped out of the lantern and the oil was ignited, setting fire to the wood-work. The building was only saved by the prompt ac tion of the workmen. The loss is very light. Wit! Camp at Sisson's. Sisson. Juiy iVp-.ii.— TheChicoand Colusa Guards. strong, will camp at this place from August lilh to the 20th. Much in terest is manifested in their coming, and our citizens have subscribed iiberally to de fray expenses. Indiana Cyclone. Lkdansoj (lad ). July 2liih.— A cyclone passed through this city to-day, unrooting ar entire bUnk and deluging the property. Crops are greatly damaged. Judge I). S. Terry stepped between Judge J. B Campbell and Lawyer W. E Turner at Fresno Thursday, and prevented a threatened slogging match in the court room. Judge Cnmpbell refused the appli cation of Turner tor overtime to address a j lry. and was charged with being unjust in. i his ruling, when the Judge cursed him and j said he (Turner uttered an untruth. The troubles of the Chicago Time* News paper Company havp culminated in the re tirement of Jamfs J. We?t. He not only resigns from the editorship of the paper, bnt surrenders also his entire interests in the property. It is estimated the lose ia Lpe, Tvgart, Hate and Steel counties, W. Va.. by the recent floods, will reach $500,000. At Sanlsbary not a single house or bridge stands on its foundation, and many people are in the woods. Miss Minnie Daly, a very pretty girl of Brooklyn, who has been spending her, vaciUon at South Orange, X. J.. eloped with a fall-blooded Indian last Wednes day. The bop crop of England is not in as good condition as it was a week ago. EASTERN TURF. Result of Yesterday 1 * Race* in Thr« c States— Good Tiiue Recorded. Saratoga, July Kfh. — The interest iii the races at this place was unabated to-day. and the friends of horse racing tented OW ill a gootKy number to witness the principal events. The weather being pleasant and the track last, good time was made. The following are the winners and placed horses : First r.-»ce, three-qusners of a mile. Ooean won. Kitty Tease second. Futter third. Time. 1:164 Second race, one and one-eighth miles, Bes-sie June won, Bonita ieoond, Queen Tramps third. Time, I Third race, maiden two year-old?, one ha'! mile. Kenwood woo. Happiness second, ■v third. Tim.-. :50. Fourth r.ic-', maiden two-year-old?. <me hah mile, Heatliertt.n won. V.ty second, Harvester third. Time, 50}. Fifth race, j:i>> mile, Brandolette won, Lady Humph:!! second, Gladiator third. Time. iAI) Sixth race, one mile and seventy yards. Frederics won. Vigilant second," R >yal Garter third. Tim-. I AT MONMO\ ;11. Xew Yoek, July 26 h —The result of the races at Brighton liea.h i~: Firs: race, three-quarters of a mile. Re ci«re won. Benefit second, Liily Kinatv third. lime, l:l( .. Second race, one and one-sixteenth miles. Glendaie wvn, Keystone second, Subaltern third. Ti:ue. 1 Third rate, seven eighths of a mile, Meri deu won. rorest King sec jnd, Cracksman third. Time, 1:30. Fourth ra_ee, handicap, one and one eighth mile?, (^uesal won, Mt;s Cody, second, Bronzimarte third Tirat- I Fifth race, one aud one sixteenth miles, Fannie H. won. K'ngsinnte second, .' marie third. Time. 1:54. AT ST PAII . St. Tall, July L'Oth.— The races held nn der the auspices of the Twin City Jockey Club u.t this place resulted as follows: First race, seven-eißhlhsol a mile, Gracie D. won, B n Air second, Aluh'juse third Time, L33J. :.d rp.ee, one and three-sixteenths niiles, Blantyre won, Charlotte J. second, Governoi Ross third. Time. 1:26 Third race, tiveei^hths of ft mile, Misa Belle won, Abilene second, Blarneystone Jr. third. Time. 1:04:2 Fourth race, two year-olds and upwards, six furlongs, St. Ledger w a Eedat Khau second, E iterprise third. Tune, 1:189. Fifih race, Hotel Ryan handicap, three year-old? and upwards, itjile and a six tfenth. Bridgeligbt won, Tenacity second, Did and Winning 'A' ays tied for third place. Time, 1.0.'i. Sixth race, hurdle for three-year-olds, mile and a quarter, <iver tive bttrdlea, 1/:. guist won, Philip second, Xettie Watkins third. Time, 2:203 IN MICHKiAX. Detr.it. July -Oh —To-day was the fourth and last of the Detroit Club's sum mer meeting. The Wfather tvis fine and tiie attendance about <i,OOO. Guy appeared between the races and made the circle in lM2i. The wind was blowing strong at the time. He made ti:e quarter in :33i. the half in 1:OSJ, the three quarters in l:0!)i, and the mile in 2:llM Johnston, the pacer, also endeavored to beat the record. He made the quarter in :3'JA, the half in 1:05, the three quarters in 1:36 and the mile 12 2:09 i Parties who held watches in the stand made the time 2:o>j. The timers may have erred, but of course the official time must be accepted. In the ciass 2:14, pacing, for a purse of $1,500 (unfinished from yesterday), Roy Wilkes won, Gossip Jr .." second, Silver Ttiread third. Best time, 2:141 For the 220, pacing, purss $1,500, Budd Duble was ii-a'.,- Sir Arcuy stcond, Lillian third. Little Ida fouith. Best time, 2:ijj For the 2:19 cluss, trotting, purse $2 000. Kit Curry won. Geneva S. second, Jack third Black Diamond fourth. Bts: time, . LEWIS BROTHERS & CO. Condition of Their Accounts— What the Firm Has to Say. Xesv York, July 26th.— The clerks of the suspended firm of Lewis Brothers & Co. weie busy to-day making entry of assets. The partners of the linn refuse to talk un til a statement hss been prepared. The firm think the assets will be sufficient to pay the creditors, but business iuen tl irk unless a speedy settlement is obiained the assets will not be more than half the lia bilities. Litigation is apt to follow, do spite the tigh reputation ■of the. iirni. Some of the creditors will grab everything, while these who are inclined to be friendly will fare badly. If, however, the creditors by concerted action can rrut the firm on its feet again by a spee.u settlement, good results n:av follow. Ii is n A known where the distribution will be made. The ir.ain house being in Philadel phia, the administration of the estate and payment of dividend* may take place there, but the bulk of the litigation, if there be any. will be in New York. Their stock of goods fire hi five differ,;]' jurisdictions — New York, Pennsylvania. Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois. Open account?, amounting to $1.575 000. are scattered all over the country. Banks who hold the firm's paper believe they will not suffer much, as it is double-named paper, ac cepted by Lewis Brothers <fc Co. The amount of the firru"s paper btld here is $1,000,000. The largest amount held by one bank is $50,000. Drew His Pay Just the Same. Washington, Ju'y JO b.— -Secretary Win dow, ttiis afternoon, on the recommenda tion of Supervising Inspector (ieneral of Steam Vessels Pnmont, dismissed from the service Ribert Hall, Assistant luspector of Life Preservers at New York. The placo pays $2,000 per annum. Hall was ap pointed two years ago to til! a vacancy caused by death. Sometime since Du mont's attention was attracted to some pe culiarities in Hall's correspondence and on investigation found that Hall had been on duty at the office but thirty-seven day 3in the past year, yet had drawn full pay. He then recommended his dismissal and the office abolished. During the past six weeks Hal spent but two days in tbe office and drew full pay, amounting to about 1240. Duuionc reported the fact and the dismissal followed. It is probable the office will be abolished and the duties attached to some inspector of Hulls and Boilers. Volunteer Watermelons. A good crop of volunteer watermelons is maturing on the large fruit ranch of A. T. Hatch in the Longford colony. Last year Mr. Hatch planted melons between the rows of trees, but since the crop was taken off the srround has been plowed twice, har rowed twice and cultivated Jour times. Notwithstanding all this disturbance of the soil the seeds, which remained in the ground during the warm rains of winter and spring, did not sprout until a few weeks ago. In fact, the volunteers are even later than those planted this year. Cecil Waters, the experienced horticultu rist employed by the Hatch-Armstrong Fruit and Nut Company, says he never heard of volunteer melons growing on land that had been so thoroughly worked. I'he vines are looking us good and healthy as any, and the yield ot* melons per acre will be up to the average. — Lo&i Sint/inaf. The Yorktown Ready for Trial. Washington, July 2G'h. — This morning Secretary Tracy whs advised by Commo dore Ramsay ol the Brooklyn Navy -yard, that the Yorktown is ready to start out on a four days' trial cruise. After this trial the Yorktown will go to Newport for a trial by Commodore Walter. Colonel J. Mervyn Donahue received a severe injury to his eye on the way to Lake George yesterday. A bit of cinder cut a furrow across the ball. WHOLE XO. 11,911. WASHINGTON CULLINGS. Lett- r Carriers Allowed Pay for Over Eight Hours Work. THE DUTY ON' IMPOIITEU SUiVR. Vnion Iron Works Awarded a t >a traot for Building a Ooa>B4 Defense \'o~~. 1 arxciAL diktatches to thi reoord-ukiob I Drew HU V.,y .I,l^l t'u- Mmr. v ary \ a dorn . . amendav uon ol Snperviaing Inspector-General of - Damon f, d smiased ft aa •he ! Robert !t . \ - ' n - Bpector ol Life P« N . . . ■*. The place pavi $2,000 per annum I ail was appointed two yean ago to n! ! . a oancy caused I » death. - ac r ... Damont's attention w;is attracted to some peculiarities in Hall's coi lence, and on i". >-. - mnd :! at Hall had heen days i'> Hi pear, y> 1 bad drawu rail pay. He ther> recommended sna to have the 1 I i> iring the t>ast six weeks H:t!i -... nl bat two days ia the office anu tlrew , (L - to aoou' $24u. D reported the fact and the dismissal followed. It is ; r I ibl< that the office will be abolished, ami the liuiies attached to some Inspector of Hulls and Boilers. BUUer>i BoUng;. WABHIRGTOK, July Wth.— Jodge Hep burn, Smi:,- ' rof the r.-casury, in discoas ing the question mj« '"Up to about two yevs a;;o thtre w.i. no question about the right m the Chinese to pa&g tbrooehtha country in lb< manner suggested by the decision, arul now :he ol i order i. c re stored. The Bouthero Pacific Railroad ; •■up any has Wn ihe cbiel vi wet in the case, one ot its attorneys, M- Tweed, argo inp: the matter hel^re the Treasury Depart mer.t and the Department ol Justice. The precedent has been set and he'eafter Obinaicen who desire to pass through the country without .snj taming anywhere on the way will be allow 1 . to SI ter I'ncle Barn's domain." Claim for Overtime Allowed. Washihgtos, Jolj 2Gtb.— The Poatoffios Department has just allowed a claim for compensation fur extra work that will atlfcl I,UM letter carriers DO* 1:1 the em ploy v! the Government The law making c-i.sht hoars h day's work for lett-r-carriers went into < Hect May 21 1888 Ir, however, provided no mear.a icr bein^ put into effect, sud the matter went by detault un til a discharged letter-carrier here filed his claim for extra compenaati >n for overtimav His claim t!;is been established and be lias jnsl been paid $40. Wuty »i> Su^.tr. WABRuraros, July 2fkh.— Acting Secre tary of the.Ticasury Batcheller Ins ath'rmed the decision of the Collector of Customs at New York in assigning t!>" duty at 10 cents per p;.und on white nonpareil sugar, im ported by Dingelsttdt &Co., anJ claimed by them to be outiable at the late of 8 cents per pound as stmar candy, not Colorado. The Appraiser at New York reports that the merchandise in question is the manu facture of retined suuar from the cane and starch which ii used :n ornamenting con fectionery. TLe Department (-uppo'ts ihe Appraiser. Inte rnutloiiul Commerce. Washington, July 26 h.— Assistant «c --retary of the Treaeurj n< bei or baa al> >nt finished the decision relative to tbe duti .in Canadian cur? cros&il .: tbe boundary i i the United States, and it will be made poblio in a d«T or two. it is understood turn he will rule th*t Canadian ears croaking over, Itdrn with merchandise tor the I'nited S;ates ami returning empty sliai: be ex empt from duty, but cars crowing from Canada and retorning filled, shall pay a duty, as then tbey will be engaged ;n in terstate commerce. Th.-v Lei Him !><>» n Ka>.\. Washington, July 26 h.— The iindingof the Court martial in the case of Payo aster Henry R. Smith, c t tt,.- United -a": is ship Essex, who. in Ifew York barbdr, on the 23:h of April, drew H 200 pay lunda and temporarily disappeared, tenteccae him to l>2 kusptode-.; from rank and duty for six months on furlough, pay, with ananinioua recommendation tLmt 'hr- sentence be re mitted, because of tbrit belie) that hewn mentally irresponsible for his actions. Secretary Tracy approved the (hiding of the Courf, and adopted the recommenda tion remitting sentence. New Cod Hank- I omul. Washihoton, July 26th —Tin- Fish Com mission has been advised of r.-ports of the discovery of a cud bank in the PaeiSc, eipht miles off Nestucra, Oregon, and sixty five ruiies south of the Columbia Tiver. The same advice states that true cod has never before been found south of Pnget Sound. To this Acting Commissioner Rathburn says that true cod is recorded as far south as the Fairalone Islands, the tishing-ground of San Francisco, but had not been found south of Puget Sound in sufficient quantities for commercial pur poses. Sentence Remitted. Washington, July 26 h.— Secretary Tracy has remitted tbe sentence in the case of Passed Assistant Paymaster Henry R. Smith, who was recent); tried in Sew York city by a National Courtinartial on a charge of lesviDg the without per mission. Tbe Court sentenced him to six months' fuspeni-iun from duty on furlough pay. bnt in view of the fact tha> they did uot consider him responsible, ihey recom mended clercency. He will be retftecd from arrest at once. International Ciiiiiincrrc Washington, July 26th.— Assistant Sec retary of the Treasury Tichenor, has about finished the decision relative to Canadian cars crossing the boundary of the United States and it will be mnde public in a day or two. It is understood that he will rule that Canadian care crossing over, laden with merchandise for the United States and returning empty, shall be tree of duty, but cars crossing from C°.nada and returning filled shall pay a duty, as then they w ill be engaged in international commerce. Decision \ Hi' in. .1. Washington. July 2Crh— Secretary No ble has affirmed the decision of the Land Commissioner in allowing I»avid G. Brown, administrator of the estate of Hurry G. Brown, to file the necessary pepers to com plete the deceased's pre-emption claim to a quarter section of land iv San Bernardino meridian. Los Angeles Distiict, California, which was also claimed by the Southern Pacific Railroad, a3 being within their twenty-mile preliminary grant. Treasury Department. Washington, .1 uly 26th. — As-sistant Seere taiy ol the Treasury Tichfnor returned to day from a three weeks' trip tothe Custom housea along the eastern coast. Secretary Windom goes to I>eer Park to-morrow to consult with (he Presidtnt about Treasury appointme: ta. Hurrah for the Vnion Iron Works. Washington, July 28th.— The contract with the Union Iron Works at San Fran cisco for the construction ol a coast defense vef sel was signed to day by Secretary Tracy. The contract price ia $700,000. Pension Awarils. Washington. July 2otb.— California pen sions were allowed us follows: Original invalid — Robert Davis. Increase— Charles Miller, Luke Dunpby, Charles A. Bone stell. Washington Personals. Washington, July 26th. — The following were aniocg 'he arrivals from the far Wi X to-day: Walter T. Thompson, Tacoma, W. T.; G. W. Merris, Salem, Or.