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SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION.
VOLUME LXI.--NO. 132.
EAST OF THE ROCKIES.
The Cattle Thi-ves of Wyoming Ara Cd
LYNCHED BY A MOB IX KENTUCKY
American Bark Hemmed in Wilb
Icebergs — Hjpolite Besieges
[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
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
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."
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
"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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The besieged, however, were confident
the city could not be taken, as the Army ot
'•[ the. North had gained no advance since
New York, July 26;h.— The general im
pression in trade is that the indebtedness
of Lewis Brothers 6c Co. does not exceed
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.
Rayville (La.). July 28th. — Charles Sel
lers was fxtcuud here this afternoon for
the murder of Buayan Adams in Richland
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, ]!»
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.]
Young Bierce Shoots Mr. aud Mrs. Hubbs
and the* fhilrhkii
Chico, July 26ih.—The most sensational
tracedy in the history of the town occurred
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
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
After Hubbß left the room, Bierce. hav
ing regaint d consciousness, reloaded his
pistol and blew his brains out. He died
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
There is considerable reeling here against
Mrs. Barney, who mowed the young
couple to visit her h' Mse while Bierce was
still stopping Ihere.
lllltflllßa, High License— Activity in Fruit
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
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
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
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.
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The bop crop of England is not in as
good condition as it was a week ago.
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
First r.-»ce, three-qusners of a mile. Ooean
won. Kitty Tease second. Futter third.
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.
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
:.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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Washington. July 2otb.— California pen
sions were allowed us follows: Original
invalid — Robert Davis. Increase— Charles
Miller, Luke Dunpby, Charles A. Bone
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.