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Two Very Pleasant Hours Spent
in San Diego.
Reception Tendered the
Party at Riverside—Durina: the Ex
ercises the Horses Attached to tho
Carriage Containing Secretary Rusk
and Mrs. Ilarrlson Took Fright and
i Dashed Into tho Crowd of School
Children, But Were Stopped Before
any Serious Injury Was Done.
Special to the Record-Union.
San Diego, April 23.—The President
and his party spent two very pleasant
hours in San Diego this morning. Tho
entire population turned out en masse to
receive tho Chief Magistrate, and they
paid him every possible honor.
Tin- programme included a breakfast at
the Hotel Del Coronado, a street parade
and public exercises on the plaza. That
beautiful square was profusely decorated,
an were also most of the business houses
alon<j the route. Thousands of yards of
bunting marked the line of march, and
the ships in the harbor were alive with
The party were received by a commit
tee of citizens, including Mayor Gunn
and General Eli H.Murray. Governor
Markham, Senator Felton and Governor
Torres and staff of Bower California
joined in welcoming the President and
As the procession was passing the mili
tary barracks on H street a national salute
was tired.
At one point of the march the proces
sion passed through a line of 2,600 gaily
dresssed school children, who showered
the President and Mrs. Harrison with
At the plaza addresses of welcome were
made by Governor Markham, Mayor
Gunn and Governor Torres of Bower
California, whicli wore responded toby
President Harrison, Secretary Rusk and
Postmaster-General Wanamaker. The
President spoke as follows:
"Mr. Mayor and Fellow-Citizens: lam
in slavery to a railroad schedule and
have but B few moments longer to tarry
in your beautiful city. If there were no
other reward lor our journey across the
continent we have seen to-day about
your magnificent harbor that which
would have repaid us for all the toil of
travel. [Cheers.] I do not come to tell
you anything aliout California, for I have
already perceived in my intercourse with
Calitbrnians in the Fast and during tiiis
brief stay among you that already you
know all about California. [Laughter
and applause.] You are indeed most hap
pily situated. Every element that makes
life comfortable is hen.-, and I am sure as
1 look into these kiudly upturned faces
that your homes have as healthful a
moral atmosphere as God has spread over
your smiling land. [Cheers.] It is with
regret that we now part from you. The
welcome you have extended to us is
magnificent. We shah carry away the
most pleasant impressions and shall wish
for you all that you anticipate in your
largest dreams for your beautilul city.
[Cheers.] 1 believe that the groat enter
fwise ofthe Nicaragua Canal which is to
•ring your commerce in nearer and
cheaper contact with the Atlantic sea
board cities both of this continent and of
South America, will not be lung delayed.
[Applause.] And now again, with thanks
for your friendly attentions in our behalf
and in behalf of all who journeyed with
us. 1 bid you a most friendly farewell."
[< 'beers.]
< lover nor Torres arose at this point and
said: ".Mr. President, I wish to read to
you the following dispatch, which I have
received from President Diaz: 'it has
come to my knowledge that the President
Of the Fn ited States will visit San Diego
on the 23d mst.. and I let you know it so
that you may call to congratulate him in
my name and present him with my com
pliments. PORFIKIO Diaz.'"
The President responded as follows:
"' fox ■< mor Torres : This message from
that progressive and intelligent gentle
man who presides over the destinies of
our sister republic is most grateful to me.
1 assure you that all our people, that the
Government through its constituted au
thorities entertain lor President Diaz and
for the chivalrous people over which he
presides the most friendly sentiments of
respect. We covet, sir, your good will
and those mutual changes which are
profitable, and we hope that the two re
publics may forover dwell in fraternal
peace." [^reat cheering.]
The pavilion at the plaza, where the ex
ercises took place, was a beautiful mass
of dags and flowers, and it is said that so
line a floral display has never been seen
in this vicinity.
The Chamber of Commerce presented
a very handsome souvenir invitation tv
the President ami Secretary Rusk. They
Were printed in gold letters on white
satin, tn folio form.
The speech-making was followed by a
general reception, during which about a
thousand persons shook hands with the
President. This was shortened in order
that the President might keep his en
gagements elsewhere.
The procession was then reformed and
escorted the President and party to their
train, which left hen* promptly at 11
O'clock for Riverside and Pasadena.
1 Hiring his stay here the President gave
a Special reception to the Indiana Colony.
at riveksipi:.
Rivkrsidk, April 23.—The Presiden
tial party arrived at Riverside this after
noon, alter a delightful trip from San
Diego. Shortstops were made at Ocean-
Bide, Santa Ana, Orange and at South
Riverside, The President received a cor
dial welcome at each of these places, and
expressed his thanks in brief speeches,
complimentary to the people and their
country. The crowd at each of these
places was swelled by school children,
who presented the ladies of the party
witli (lowers.
At Santa Ana the reception took place
in a Son] pavilion surmounted with a
fine specimen of tlie American eagle.
Postmaster-! .eiieral Wanamaker made a
speech there.
The President left the train at South
Riverside for a lew minutes, and was
photographed standing on a low plat
form with his left hand resting against
the tall column of a block of un mined
and manufactured in the immediate vi
cinity, lie congratulated the people on
tho development of this important in
Tlie party was received at Riverside
witli great enthusiasm. They left tlie
train at Arlington station, six "miles dis
tant, and drove to town in flower-be
decked carriages, through a continuous
lane of orange groves. On reaching the
High School they were received by a
crowd, including hundreds" of
school children, with a waving of flags.
A formal reception took place at the
Glenwood Hotel, where the President
was introduced by Governor Markham
and made a short address. He was then
escorted through the principal streets by
a procession composed ol the local militia
and civic organizations, to the station.
where the special train was m waiting.
The speech at Riverside was very
hrief. He said: ".My friends, we can
tarry but a moment, as we are already
behind railroad time for leaving. I can
not, however, leave this large assembly
ot lriends without expressing the delight
with which we have looked upon the
Riverside Valley. I have never enjoyed
a drive more than this drive across your
orange groves. You are a favored people,
and ought to be. as I have no doubt you
are, a law-abiding, liberty-loving, pa
triotic people." [Cheers.]
The President had just concluded his
brief address to the school children, when
the horses attached to the carriage con
taining Secretary Rusk, Mrs. Harrison
and Mrs. Dimmick, took fright at the
shower of flowers, and dashed wildly
into the crowd oi" children who were
standing in the open road. A panic en
sued, and the children tumbled over each
other in their precipitate flight. There
wero four horses to the carriage, and the
leaders became unmanagable, and they
tripped in the traces and fell.
Secretary Rusk, who had jumped out
of the carriage at the first alarm, was at
their heads in a moment, and with the
assistance of some bystanders had them
under control.
Several children went into hysterics
from fright, but beyond that no harm
was done.
Mrs Harrison was very nervous over
her narrow escape, and declared that she
would never again ride in a procession
behind four horses, unless men walked
at the heads of the leaders.
The President had a warm reception at
San Bernardino, the next placo visited.,
and addressed the people as follows :
"Mr. Mayor and Fellow Citizens: I can
only reiieat to you what I have already
! had occasion to say to many similar audi
j encesassembled in California—that I am
delighted with my visit to the Pacific
* toast; that as much as 1 have heard of its
richness and high cultivation, what I
have seen to-day in this great valley thus
! far surpassed my expectations. * Yoa
have subdued an uncompromising soil
and made it blossom as s rOse, but better
than all tho fruits and harvests, more and
better than all tho products of the fields,
is this intelligent population which turned
out with their kindly faces to do us greet
ing wherever we go.
"I am glad, coming from the far Fast,
to observe how greatly our people are
alike: but that is not surprising, because
1 find through the valley many Hoosiers
and Buckeyes I knew at home. It is not
singular that you should be alike, when
you are really and truly the same people,
not only in lineage and general character
istics, but the same men and women we
have known in older States. And, now,
I thank you again, and beg you will cx
i cose me from further speech* with the as
surance that if it wero in my power I
would double the rich blessings which
you already enjoy." [Cheers.]
at rasadenA.
The beautiful city of Pasadena was il
luminated to-night, in honor ofthe Pres
idential party. They arrived here at 7:30
o'clock, and were welcomed by Mayor
Lukens and a committee of citizens,
amid the firing of cannon, ringing of
bells and cheers of the populace. The
approach of the train was marked by
huge bonfires on each side of the track.
j The Reception Committee was assisted by
I the local militia aud civic associations.
The President and party were escorted
I to the Hotel Green, where the President
held a short public reception. The party
was afterward entertained at a banquet at
the hotel, which was attended by all the
leading citizens of this and adjacent cities.
Postmaster W. A. Masters presided, and
toast were responded to by the I'resident
and Postmaster-General Wanamaker.
Ontario, April 23.—The Presidential
party made a short stop at North Ontario.
In a brief speech. Governor Markham in
troduced the President. Haudsome flo
ral pieces were presented and hand-shak
ing indulged in.
Results of Yesterday's National League
and Association Games.
PiTTsnrno, April 23.—Chicago won the
second game of the series this afternoon
in a very one-sided game, the visitors
batting Staley hard, while Pittsburg
could do nothing with Hutchinson's
masterly pitching.
The attendance was 2,000. Score: Pitts
burg 2, Chicago 9. Batteries—Staley and
Fields; Hutchinson and Kittredge.
Cincinnati, April 23.—The home club
was again defeated by the Cleveland*.
Doyle's throwing to second and Childs'
playing wire features of the game. At
tendance. 2,'i00. Score: Cincinnati •'",
Cleveland ft, Batteries— Duryea and
Harrington; Yiau and Doyle.
Phieadei.chi.v, April 23. Brooklyn
came near winning this afternoon in the
ninth. The visitors had the bases full,
but Philadelphia, by a good triple play,
retired three men, thereby saving the
game. Attendance, 3,500. Score: Phila
delphia .<, Brooklyn 1. Batteries—Thorn
ton and Brown; Lovett and Kenslow.
New York, April 23.—Tho Giants wore
again beaten this afternoon by their ener
getic rivals from Boston." The Kew
Yorkers played a headless game, which
insured their defeat. Attendance, _„.'.OO.
Score: New York 6, Boston 11. Batter
ies—Keefe. Welch and Buckley; Nichols
and Gauzel.
BOSTON, April 23.—Boston, G: Balti
more, 12.
CoLUHBtTS, April 23.—Columbus, 5; St.
Louis. »;.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—Washington,
9; Athletic, 9. Game called at the einj of
ninth on account of darkness.
Lot isviij.i:, April 23.—Louisville, 11;
Cincinnati, 1.
Major Geoi'Ke "\V. Barton .loins tho
Silent Majority.
Sl vrn.r. (Wash.:, April SS.—Major
George W. Barton, ft well-known news
paper man, died at tho Stettaeoom In
sane Asylum today. He earned his title
Of Major (iuring the civil war, and was
afterwards in the newspaper business in
Washington City, several Nevada towns
and Los Angeles,
About four years ago ho came north,
and was employed for B time on the
Orefftmian. Be then went to Spokane as
editor of the Review. While there he
went insane, and was committed to the
asylum. He recovered, and was em
ployed by the Post-Int elHgen&r as re
porter and correspondent at < Mympia un
til about a year ago, when he again be
came insane and was committed to the
asylum, where he remained until his
He leaves a divorced wife in Oakland,
Cal., and one daughter.
Fire Record.
Chicago, April SB.— \ can of gasoline
exploded at noon to-day in the home of
Theodore Karnbradt, fatally burning
Mrs. Mary Burnson and badly scorching
Mr. Karnbradt. The house in which the
.restarted and a number of dwellings
adjoining were destroyed, rendering a
do/en families homeless. Loss, $50,000,
Dknvku, April 28.—-The loss by the
Davis-Cressweui fire last night is now
estimated at $0<>,000; insured.
Killed His Wife and Suicided.
Cincinnati, April 23.—Georgo Graber's
Wife left him some time ago because of
his worthlessness, and has since sup
ported herself and children by washing.
To-day Gruber went to tho house where
she was washing, killed hor and suicided.
Evictions in the Coke Regions Re
sult in Bloodshed.
■ *
Sheriff McCormick, Two Strikers and
a Woman Wounded—An Attempt to
Run Cars in Detroit Falls —Tho
Prompt Action of tho Police Pre
vents a Serious Riot In New York
Among Union aud Non-Union Stone
Special to the Record-Union.
Uniontown (Pa.), April 23.—This was
a day of excitement in the coke region.
A s"rious riot occurred at Monarch this '
morning, and another with seven killed,
was reported late this afternoon. Fortu
nately, however, the latter report proved
to be without foundation.
This morning Sheriff McCormick and
his deputies, who had a tight at Adelaide
yesterday went to Leisinring No. 3 to evict
ten families of striking Huns. A com
pany of militia accompanied them, but
remained some distance away from tho
houses. When the writ of eviction was
read to Thomas Tarr, that man declined
to get out, and seizing an axe, defied the
A crowd of throe or four hundred men
and women collected at onco, and berated
the Sheriff and deputies in the strongest
language thoy could command. Then
Mrs. Andy Plashko rushed out, with
pistol in hand, and made a dive for the
Sheriff. Just as she was about to fire at
his breast, he struck the revolver down
with his left hand and at the same timo
fired at her. He received a painful
wound in the left.ankle, while tho woman
was shot in the fleshy part of the leg.
Her husband then made a dash at Mc-
Cormick with a club, but the Sheriff;
taking deliberate aim, shot him in the
left ankle.
McCormick's blood was now up, and
with a big revolver in each hand he stood
with his back against the house, and in
formed tho people that the first one who
moved toward him would be shot. Mar
tin Scroupka rushed at the Sheriff with a
big club, but quickly retreated with a
bullet in his mouth, which knocked out
severs] teeth. Tarr then rushed at the
Sheriff with an axe, but retreated again
before the revolvers.
Then the militia came upon the scene
in double quick time, and the rioters
were dispersed and the evictions were
soon completed. The work will be re- I
sumed to-morrow by the Sheriff, with
every prospect of more trouble.
Martin Scroupka is in a critical condi
tion, but the other wounded will recover.
Detroit, April 23.—The street roads
were all tied up this morning. Hast
night the rails were torn up in places on
most ofthe lines of the city and barricades
blocks in length were put on the rails.
The Police Department was totally unable
to cope with the trouble, as the men dis
persed in crowds all over the city.
The company insists that it could run
cars il proper protection is allorded it, as
it has more than enough applications to
fill all the vacant places. The employes
ofthe Michigan and Detroit Stove Works,
to the number of about 3,000, who yester- l
day gave notice they would not work j
to-oay, are mingling with the strikers I
and encouraging the men in every way. i
While the Street-car Company and its!
employes are thus trying to settle their
difference-, the public sulfers greatly, as '
there is no mode of conveyance.
The strikers have the sympathy of the
people, who, in many instances when the '
cars have been run since the beginning
ot the trouble, have refused to ride in
them. It is expected there will be con
siderable trouble during the night, as
tli<- excitement is running very high
among the mon.
At a conference this evening it was de
cided to give tho streetcar company the)
support of the entire police department,
as well as the Sheriff's force, to enable
them to run their cars.
This evening ten cars started on Wood
ward avenue. The first one, manned by
polico, wont along all rigid. The next
one was not guarded, and was quickly
thrown on its sido in the gutter. No
more cars were run then, but tho first
one out continued up the street. When
it started to return from the end ofthe
route, a man in a heavy cart blocked the
track until the police arrested him. The
car was followed by showers of stones as
it drove off.
Then an attempt was made to bring up
the car which bad been tying at the
Jefferson-avenue ferry all day. A great
mob collected, and all sorts of obstruo- j
tions wove placed across the track. The
police could not keep tlie wav clear. !
Finally, Treasurer Hendrie of the street
car company went on the front platform I
with the driver, and drawing a revolver, \
pointed it at the mot). Immediately a
shout of "Kill him" went ap, and a fusil
lade of stones and everything that could
be picked iq> was leveled at tho ear.
Hendrie gave up, and the car started
back to the nvor. The strikers followed,
and, unhit -lung the horses, tried to run
the car into the river. The police made a
bold Stand hero, however, and charged |
the mob with vigor. For a time it looked j
like a serious riot, but the polico effected
a number of arrests, and a heavy rain
coming up, thinned out the crowd.
As no more attempts were made to run
the cars, all is DOW quiet.
To-night small groups of strikers are
congregated in various parts of the city.
The street-car tracks are being torn up in
places and barricades built in others.
The polios are on a continued move, but
the strikers evade them. To-morrow
promises to be quiet, as the company has
decided, upon the advice of the Mayor,
not to attempt to run cars.
New York, April 23.—The organized
Italian stone-masons to-day caused a
good deal of trouble in the upper end of
the city. They struck work to-day on a
demand of eight hours' time with nine
hours' pay. President Gompers ofthe
Federated Trades announced to them that
they could easily accomplish their de
mand. This morning they went to sev
eral houses and induced some of the non
unionists to quit work. Finally, how
ever, they Struck a building on One Hun
dred and Thirty-fifth stroet, where a large
number of Italian non-union masons
were employed, and they refused to quit.
The strikers drew stilettos and picked up
stones, ami were aliout to raid the place,
wiien tho non-union men drew revolvers.
The strikers then contented themselves
with tiring volleys of stones. A danger
ous riot was imminent, when a force of
police came up and arrested a dozen ofl
the men. Another small riot was started
S few blocks away, and more arrest, were
made there.
Miss Gabrlelle Greeley Wedded to Rev.
Frank M. C'lendennin.
Pr.EASAxrviEi.E (N.Y.I, April23.—Miss
Gabriellc Greeley, daughter of the late
Horace Greeley, founder ofthe New York
Tribune, was married this morning to
Rev, Frank Montrose Clendennin. St.
John's Protestant Episcopal Church,
where the ceremony was performed, was
crowded with well-known people of New-
York and other cities, as well as with
residents of Pleasantville. tihappaqua,
Horace Greeley's old home, and the sur
rounding villages. Rev. Thomas McKee
Brown of the Church of St. Mary-the-
Virgin, New York City, gave the bride
away. The maid of honor was Miss
Chamberlain of New York, Rev. Alex
ander McMillan, assistant at St. Peter's
Churph at Westchester, of which Glen
dennin is the rector, acted aa the best
Defy Arrest.
Paris (Tex.), April 23.—Persons from
Canadian River, I. T., have come here
with the information that four negroes of
the seven who were condemned to be
shot, and who escaped, have returned to
their homos. The negroes of the com
munity armed and rallied to their sup
port. They are defiant, and it is believed
a bloody battle will ensue if the arrest of
tho criminals is attempted. Tho crime
of tho negroes was tho killing of two In
Foreign Immigration.
New York, April 23.—To-day there are
3,177 immigrants to be landed at the barge
ollice. Among the passengers landed at
the barge office lrom the steam"r Wiscon
sin from Liverpool were eighty Mormons,
in charge of two elders, on route for Utah.
This is tho first batch of Mormons arriv
ing here under the new immigration law,
wnich excludes poly gam ists.
Iliffli "Water fa Arkansas.
Little Rock (Ark.), April 23.—Fears
aro entertained that the Arkansas liiver,
which is rising rapidly, will overflow its
banks and cause much damage t<> crops.
Dispatches from several points along the
Brazos and Navasota Rivers, in Texas,
say those streams are on the rampage, and
tliat much damage will bo done in the
Murderous Lunatic.
Cadiz (O.), April 23.—Near Now Jeffer
son, Lorenzo Coleman, a lunatic, fatally
: shot liis sister and dangerously wounded
I his brother and mother to-day.
The Republ lean Party Must Encourago
Younj; Men to Participate
In Politics.
Special to the Record-Union.
Boston, April 23.—The Herald has a
long interview with President-elect
Clarkson of the Republican League.
Clarkson says, in part: "The failure of
the young men to participate in politics
is the weakness of the Republican party
in New England. I believe the New
England Democracy has outgeneraled its
Republican opponents in that respect.
They have as leaders the sons of the
founders of Republicanism. The Repub
lican party must utilize their young men.
The labor question will figure in the next
campaign, £nd ought to. Wealth should
be more evenly distributed."
"Do you interpret the Cincinnati Con
vention as favoring Blame ' .stead of
Harrison ?"
"I was not at the convention, so I can
not assume to judge of its sentiments,"
was the rejoinder.
"It is said that you are personally out
for Blame, as against President Harri
son," suggested the reporter.
"I have no personal choice for Presi
dent," replied Clarkson. "Time will in
dicate the mau. If the Bilver question is
settled the situation will be greatly
cleared. The seat of Republican power,
the West, will never consent to sco the
treasury of the country dwarfed to a gold
basis. The West will never consent to
any candidate or platform that will not
represent the double standard idea, and a
greater part will not consent to a plat
form that will not represent silver as
money by the coinage of the American
product. With such a position on money,
and with a position for a revision of the
banking laws, so as to make our banking
advantages favorable to the agricultural
communities, cities and towns, and with
8 purpose to provide good money and
enough of it, the Republican party will
hold the West as solid for the party as it
was in 1888, while the McKinley bill will
carry New York and the doubtful States.
"The next Republican candidate for
President must be a man broad enough
to cover this broad land, and able to ad
minister justice on all differing interests
with true regard to all national interests.
President Harrison has made a faithful
executive in overy public sense, and is
lacking only in personal popularity,
which gives a man power of electricity in
politics. Ho has demonstrated his quali
ties fully, and his pure intellectual abil
ity is not second to any American living
to-day, not even to his phenomenal Sec
retary of State. Whoever is the Republi
can candidate must be a man who can
maintain the solidity of the party in the
great agricultural region west of the
Mississippi. The candidate must not
only be near to the people, but to the
farm. All political parties will go more
closely to the farmers hereafter than they
have in the past fifty years. The
farmers aro going to assert themselves in
public affairs, and for the good of the
Clarkson said he believed Cleveland
would be the next Democratic candidate.
"If his personal views on the silver ques
tion did not quite suit the South and
West, he will make them suit. He feels
that the gold people will trust him any-
Way, and as the Western and Southern
Democracy believe in him as a man of
destiny, he can successfully hypnotize
them on tho silver question, and I think
he is doin^ it. To win in 1S1»2," said
Clarkson, 4iwo must bring up the Repub
lican newspaper circulation to meet that
ofthe Democratic party in its programme,
to the circulation of millions of argu
ments directly to the homes of the vot
Cincinnati, April2B.—The new Exec
utive Committee of the National Repub
lican League is composed as follows:
Alabama, R. W. Austin; Connecticut,
Edward L. Lindsey; Delaware, Philip
Walter; Georgia, R. D. Locke; Idaho,
George N. Roberts; Illinois, James C.
Edwards; Indiana, George W r. l'itcholl;
lowa, Frank I). Jackson; Kansas, E. C.
Little; Kentucky, W. D. Riley; Louis
iana, E. C. L. Honing; Maine. J. Jl.
Mauley; Maryland, George H. Welling
ton; Massachusetts, J. Henry Gould;
Michigan, Edward P.Allen; Minnesota,
T. E. Byrnes: Missouri, Charles E. Peace;
Nebraska, John L. Webster; New Hamp
shire, M. J. Pratt; New Jersey, Louis
T. Derasse; Now York, James A. Blanch
ard; North Dakota, A. B. Kuptil; Ohio,
Horace M. Deal; Pennsylvania, J. Free
man; Tennessee, L. K. Torbett; Ver
mont, Hamilton S. Peck: Virginia. G.
W. Harris; Washington, B. C. Van Hou
ten; West Virginia. Stephen B. Elkins;
Wisconsin, A. B. Shaw; New Mexico,
Elbert J. Fawn; District of Columbia, A.
M. Clapp.
Tallahassee (Fia.), April 2.l.—An
other sensation was caused in the Demo
cratic caucus to-night by a charge that
Representative Newlan had oflered, over
his own signature, iflOO cash to John L.
Bryant if he would influence one ofthe
Jefferson County Representatives to de
sert Call. Newlan emphatically denies
the report. A committee lias been ap
pointed to investigate. There was no
choice in the caucus to-night.
A Powder Magazine Blown Up
L Near Rome, Italy.
Sevon Persons Killed and Forty-Eight
Injured at tho Scene of tho Disas
ter, and About Two Hundred In
jured In tbo City—Tho Shock Causes
tho Cupola on tho House of Parlia
ment to Collapse and Many Houses
Were "Wrecked.
Spoclal to the Record-Union.
Hosts, April 2'?.— About 7 o'clock this
morning a tremendous explosion shook
tho city to its foundations, spreading
terror and dismay ou all sides. The peo
ple rushed affrighted from their homes
into the streets, houses rocked, pictures
fell from the walls, thousands of panes of
glass were broken everywhere, crockery
was shattered, furniture overturned, and
chimneys crashed down upon the roofs,
and in some instances toppled over in the
streets below. The cupolas on the houses
of Parliament immediately after the ex
plosion shook violently and then col
lapsed with a crash, which added still
further to the feeling ofterror.
The scenes in the streets and in the
houses after this fearful explosion have
possibly never before been equaled dur
ing the history of modern Rome. All
the thorough fares were strewn with
bricks, stones, splinters and other debris
hurled there by the force of the powerful
In tin: bouses the doors, windows and
cupboards were burst open, rents and
cracks appeared in the wails, plaster fell
from ceilings and general desolation pie
In many instances people were thrown
from their bods by the shock, and cries of
terror filled the air, as thousands of
families rushed out into the streets.
Parents with their children iv their arms,
and children leading aged parents, the
younger helping tbe elders—all made for
tlie streets ns if their only chance of
safety depended upon their being able to
reach the open sir.
Tho general opinion prevailed that
Rome had been visited by an earthquake,
and that a second shock might reduce the
city to ruins. Many fell upon their kuees
and prayed aloud.
Finally, when something like order
was restored, tho real cause of the explo
sion became known. It was discovered
that tlie immense powder magazine at
Pozze Pantaleo, four kilometers from
hero, had exploded, and that it had
caused enormous damage to a neighbor
ing fort, which was filled with soldiers.
Reports of the affair which have reached
here say that happily the officer in com
mand of tho fort beard a rumbling sound
previous to the linal explosion, and
hastily ordered the soldiers to leave the
fort. He succeeded thus in averting a
terrible disaster. As it was, several peas
ants who were in tho vicinity ot the scene
ofthe explosion were killed outright and
a number of others were more or less in
As this dispatch is sent, King Hum
bert and his military staff, accompanied
by the Italian Premier, the Marquis Di
Rudini, and by all the members of the
Italian < 'abinet, left this city for the sceno
ofthe disaster.
Around tho ruins of tho powder maga
zine and fort a cordon of troops has been
drawn in order to keep back tho crowds
of people, who now, that the cause of the
explosion is known, havo flocked to
Pozze Pantaleo.
All the houses within the radius of a
kilometer of the scone of the explosion
are seriously damaged.
The exact number of the killed and
wounded is unknown at present.
Two otlicors are dangerously wounded
and fully 120 civilians have been taken to
the different hospitals, suffering from
wounds or bruises caused by the ex
King Humbert used his own carriage
to convey the wounded people to the hos
The races, which wore to have been run
this afternoon, are postponed on account
of the explosion.
Tho Vatican shook with the rest of the
Roman buildings when the force of tho
explosion was felt, and several famous
historical stained-glass windows in the
old buildings were shattered. Tho full
amount of damage done is not known at
present, but the loss was very severe.
The interiors of many old palaces and
churches have suffered to a great extent.
Another report says fivo people were
killed, in addition to tho large number of
wounded already mentioned, and that
forty small houses are reduced to ruins
by the explosion.
The magazine contained 250 tons of
powder. The cause of the explosion is
The official report made in tbe Cham
ber of Deputies this afternoon says that
seven persons wore killed and forty-eight
injured at the scone of the explosion, and
about 2'X) persons in the city slightly
hurt. Thero were 20G tons of powder in
tho magazine.
The explosion was purely accidental,
and rumors that it was of Anarchist
origin are without foundation.
What England Has Done to Advance
Local Soli-Government.
London, April 23.—Balfour has written
a letter in which he comments at length
upon Gladstone's recent criticisms ofthe
Irish land bill. Balfour says: "The
Liberals oppose, line by lino, a measure
which is accepted in its main principles
by every section of the Irish party and
eagerly desired by the bulk of the Irish
agricultural community, and involving
no risk, theoretical or practical, to the
British taxpayer. Gladstone does not
even protend to hold out any prospect of
the settlement of the question, except by
occupying the time of Parliament, if he
gets a majority, with the fruitless discus
sion of absurd and impossible schemes of
home rule. While he has been voting
on abstract resolutions about self-govern
ment of the rural parishes and registra
tion the Government has done more to
advance the principles of local self-gov
ernment in every part of the kingdom,
to lighten the cost ofthe education of the
working classes, to strengthen the
defenses of the empire and to deal with
social questions than administration
pledges to homo rule would bo likely to
do in a generation. The Government,
though not following Gladstone's exam
ple In confining its attention to Ireland,
effected and is effecting more for the ma
terial welfare of tho country than any of
its predecessors."
Tlio Budget Shows a Surplus of Over a
Million Pounds.
London, April 23.—The budget was
submitted to the Commons this afternoon
by < 'osehen, Chancellor of the Exchequer,
lie said thero was an excess of £1,700,000
over the surplus which ho suggested in
1800. He added, however, that there was
no certainty that the progressive increase
would be maintained, as tho needs of Ire
laud had increased the expenditure by
No less than .€OOO,OOO of surplus arose
from internal revenue due on alcoholic
spirits. There has been an increase ol
consumption during the year of 18,000,000
gallons of home-made spirits. Tobacco
had given an increase of £150,000 and beer
Referring to tho reduction of the na
tional debt, Goschen said: "Taking into
consideration the diminished liability on
terminable annuities, the not reduction
during the year was £6,612,000, making a
total reduction of over .-£30,000.000 during
the time the present administration has
been in office." [Cheers.]
Alluding to the duties on alcohol
Goschen repudiated the idea that the
Government was pledged to carry out tho
scheme of the purchase of public "house
licenses. If it raised the duties, Instead
Of buying the licenses, the money would
be assigned to an excellent purpose—that
of technical education.
In regard to the coming year, Goschen
estimated that the revenue would amount
30,480,000, and the expenditures to
£8 ", i 10,000. The expenditures were aug
mented by the Irish-relief works, the
census and dock-yard building, consid
ering the increased costs of armament
and the heavy burden of the home tax
payer, he held that a call ought to be
made on the colonies for further contri
butions to the fund for imperial defense.
lie proposed to apply most of the
year's surplus to free education
[cheers], thus redeeming the pledges of
the Government. The time for tho pro
duction of the education bill wonld de
pend upon the progress of the land bill.
Goschen added that the increase from
alchohol indicated that the masses were
earning better wages. The signs were
apparent,he said.that the prosperity of the
country was approaching tin* zenith, but
he was not apprehensive of a rapid de
The Liberal leaders withhold criticism
on the free education project. Por the
first time in many years then' has been
no change in taxation, yet the budget is
fairly- well received.
Sir William "White-way's Proposals to
the British Government.
London, April 23.—The Premier of
Newfoundland, Sir William Whiteway,
in behalf of the Newfoundland delegates,
appeared in the House of Lords to-day
aud presented proposals that the New
foundland Legislature pass an Act au
thorizing the execution this year of the
modus i tr. lnli, and of the award of the
Arbitration Commission within the
treaties and declarations.
Under instructions from the Queen in
Council further progress with the
Knutsford bill will be deferred until the
passage of the above Act. The present
arbitration agreement will not be allowed
to operate beyond the lobster question,
without the consent ofthe colony.
Newfoundland, Sir William said, de
sires an agreement for uncon
ditional arbitration on all points
that can be raised under the treaties.
Should the Knutsford bill pass now it
would be forced upon a resentful people.
Lord Knutsford moved to adjourn the
second reading of his bill until Monday,
and paid a high compliment to Premier
A Free i ijjht.
Paris, April 23.—Camilla Dreyfus, edi
tor of Ie Nation and a member of the
Deputies, presided to-day over a large
meeting of his constituents, called to re
fute the charges of blackmail brought
against him by M. Blanc, of Monte Carlo.
Tlie meeting was one succession of quar
rels, and finally Dreyfus, jumping from
the platform, began to thump one of the
electors who bad been most prominent in
interrupting him. A free fight followed,
and matters were made so lively for
Dreyfus, that he escaped from the hall by
a back window. After this, the meeting
passed a resolution asking him to resign.
Germany Will Probably Accept.
r.KKi.i.v, April 23.—A proposal has been
made by the Prussian Landtag to the
Federal Council of tho German Empire
to accept Officially the American invita
tion to tho Columbia exhibition, and it is
believed that money will be granted i>v
the state for the purpose of aiding Ger
many in dispatching a special Commis
sioner to Chicago.
Newfoundland Fishermen.
Paris, April 23.—A telegram to Temps
from Miquelon says : "Forty Newfound
land vessels which ran the blockade have
arrived at St. Pierre with herrings. The
fishermen at Fortune Bay were in armed
revolt and determined to resist to the bit
ter end. Thirty-four armed schooners
have left St. Pierre for the banks."
New Orleans Tragedy.
Paris, April 23.—A dispatch to the
Temps from Rome, says: Baron Fava in
his report on the New Orleans affair ex
pressed the belief that there is no way
but of the situation, as the Federal Gov
ernment has no power to give Italy the
satisfaction demanded.
Germany's Restrictions on Pork.
Bkri.in, April 22.—The Naehrichten
says the removal of the prohibitory re
strictions on American pork has been ar
ranged for as soon as the United States
Government issues regulations for carry
ing out the inspection law.
Wanted Her to Elope.
West Stockrridge (Mass.), April 22.—
Henry Barkerson, of Chatham, New
York, 71 years old, to-day shot his wife's
sister, Mrs. Christiana Seibel, and her
husband, Peter Seibel, killing tho latter,
and then shot himself.
Peter Seibel is 72 years old, and his
Wife 18 58. Mrs. Seibel says tho troublo
is jealousy, and that Barkerson wanted
that she should elope with him. The
murderer will die, but Mrs. Seibel will
Cartage of Dutiable Goods.
Washington, April 23.—The Treasury
Department has awarded the contract for
the cartage of dutiable goods at San Fran
cisco, Cal., to Max Popper, the present
Hatching Out Alligators.
Quite a business has sprung up in Flor
ida of hatching alligator eggs by an arti
ficial incubator, says the Globe-Democrat.
It seems that the demand for alligators
was so lively that the natives could not
catch enough to supply tlie market.
Some genius conceived the idea of saving
himself the troubie of splashing round in
the water after voting alligators, so he got
a lot of eggs, put them in an incubator
and batched out as fine a lot of vouug
reptiles as any one would wish to see.
They were about six inches long when
they emerged, as black as a clergyman's
coat and as wicked in disposition* as the
oldest and ugliest 'gator that ever scared
a pickaninny or devoured a yellow dog.
He fed them at first on oatmeal, and
after a few days of Scotch diet taught
them to eat meat by choking them till
they opened their mouths and then
dropping a bit down their throats. He
tried milk, but they would not drink it
till he held them with their noses down
ni the pan so that they had to drink or
suiloeaie; so they drank.
Misjudged His Man.
Number one—'No gentleman I' Take
those words back, sir!
Number two (fiercely)— Sir, I never
take back what I have said !
Number one (proud but diplomatic' —
You don't? Well, lam sure, I beg your
pardon, then. I had no means of know
ing that.
WHOLE NO. 15,451.
Excitement at Walla Walla Over
the Shooting of a Soldier.
The Charges of Bribery Against Par
ties Connected with tho Olsen Mur
der Trial Dismissed lor "Want of
Evidence— Blood-llorso Association
Knees — Grand Army Encampment
Special to thr Kecokd-Union.
Wai.i.a Wai.i.v, April 23.—Xathan
Hunt, a gambler, last night shot Edward
Miller, a soldier of tho I'ourth ('avalry.
The bullet entered his loil shoulder and
lodged under the shoulder blade. It is
supposed the men became involved ma
quarrel while drinking together.
Great excitement was caused among tho
soldiers bore on account of the shooting.
Miller is rapidly growing worse, and is
not expected to live UUtil morning.
To-night the Sheriff took Hunt and a
Notary Public and went to the garrison
hospital, when-they took thedying man's
deposition. Owing to threats made by
tho soldiers. Captain Winate and five
soldiers started to escort the Sheriff and
his prisoner back to town.
v When the Sheriff got outside the reserve
fifty soldiers armed with carbines sprang
out and demanded that Hunt be delivered
up to him. Captain Winate directed the
hackman to return to the guard-house,
and he then ordered the soldiers to tho
Captain Winate afterward detailed a
Company <>f sixty men to escort tho
Sheriff back to the County Jail, where he
locked up his prisoner. A large number
ot guards are on duty to-night, as it is
feared the soldiers will make an attempt
to kill Hunt.
The Parade the Principal Feature of
Yesterday's Proceedings.
Sam \ Cruz, April 23.-—The encamp
ment met at 9:30, with Department com
mander buckles presiding.
The supplemental report of the Com
mittee on Credentials was adopted and
the roll called.
Immediately after the roll-call, Judge
J. M. Walling of Nevada City, as Chair
man oi the committee appointed at the
last si ssion of the encampment to inquire
into the objects and aims of the Ladles of
the Grand Army of the Republic,pre
sented a report showing the aim-, to be to
a-sist worthy survivors of the late war,
and is composed Of mothers, wives, sis
ters and daughters of the old soldiers,
and ended with a recommendation thai a
resolution be adopted commending the
work and sending greetings. An effort
was made to lay it on the table by tho
partisans of the Woman's Relief Corps.
Judge Walling made an address favor
ing the report.
Colonel George Babcock and Junior
Vice-Department Commander Wharlt"
opposed the resolution.
Department chaplain a. T. Needham
made a touching address for the recogni
tion ofthe mothers and daughters.
At the time of the special order, 11
o'clock, the encampment arose to take
part in the parade, with <'. Mason Kinno
speaking against the report.
At I:3oconsideration was resumed. Tho
matter is of live interest and much feel
ing is manifested.
The parade consisted of members of tho
Grand Army, Ladies of the Grand Army
and Woman's Relief Corps. Two baud
were in the procession, a feature was
about twenty daughters of veterans,
aged 12 to bi, in zouave costumes, from
Tho Charges of Jury Bribery Un
Merced, April 23.—The prosecution in
the Olsen case still goes on.
Thomas Adams this morning acknowl
edged that he talked quite freely about
the case to other witnesses, but denied
that he had ever interviewed witnesses to
see what they would testify to.
James Warren was recalled for further
Reddy presented what purported to bo
a statement of what he, Warren, would
testify to, given to a detective for tho
prosecution by witness. He said ho
signed, but never road it, but after sharp
questioning ho acknowledged it was read
to him. The document contradicted sev
eral parts of tho witness' testimony.
Witness said several clauses had either
been changed or not read right to him tho
time he signed it.
The court investigated the alleged jury
bribing to-day, but found no grounds for
the charges and exonerated all who had
been accused.
Good Day's Sport nt tho Bay District
San Francisco, April 23.—The track
was fast at to-day's races. First race,
i mile dash for beaten horses, owners'
| handicap, Homer won, Initiation second.
i Timo, 1:12.
Second rare, two-year-old fillies, fivo
i furlongs, Dollie McCono won, Barbara
second. Time, 1:02*.
Third race, handicap for three-year-olds
I and upward, one and one-sixteenth miles,
j Lob won, John Treat second. Time,
; i:49i.
Fourth race, three-fourths of a milo
dash, Geraldine won, Princes First sec
ond. Time 1:14«".
Fifth race, handicap, all ages, one and
one-half mile's. Hotspur won, Terry sec
ond. Time, 2:36.
A Small llro.
Merced, April 23. —The fire-bell
sounded an alarm this morning for a fire
in the bankrupt store of Moore A: Heath
man. The damage was small. The storo
i lias been closed for several months. It ia
supposed mice touched off the matches.
Sudden Death of an Editor.
Riverside, April 23. —Louis Munson,
editor of the Banning Herald, died here
to-day of hemorrhage. He was at the
Arlington to assist in receiving the Pres
ident, when he was suddenly taken with
a hemorrhage and died almost instantly.
Remains of Minister Swift.
San Francisco, April 23.—Tho steame*
Belgic, having on board tho remains ol
the late Minister to Japan, John F. Swift,
left Yokohama to-day. She is duo ta
arrive here on May 7th.
A British Man-of-War Arrives.
San Diego, April 23.— The British
man-of-war Pheasant arrived hero thii
afternoon. -
Young Women's Christian Association.
Scranton (Pa.), April 23.—The Inter*
national Convention of tho Young
Women's Christian Association to-daj
elected Mrs. J. V. Farwell, of Chicago,

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