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Inspector Byrnes Arrests a Rather
Dangerous Crank.
In tho Coke Regions—The Pittsburg
I Machinists Bar Out Colored Men—
Schaefer Easily Defeats Carter at
Billiards—Tho Xational Republican
league Conference is Finally Ended.
Special to the Record-Union.
Nkw York, May G.—lnspector Byrnes
has arrested a lunatic who expressed an
intention of killing Jay Gould onless he
was bought oil". His name is Charles A.
Dixon and he comes from Pueblo, Col.
Inspector Byrnes was sent for yester
day and informed by Dr. Munn, Gould's
physician, that Dixon had come to him
With a letter of introduction from a
Pueblo firm. He told Munn he was a
member of an organization known as
"Christ's Followers," and had been made
deputy by the Arch Council to kill
(iould. The purpose of the organization,
he said, is the equalization of money and
property distribution. He was ordered
to demand from Gould 81,000,000 down,
$5,000,000 tn ten years at the rate of half a
• million a year, and still another $5,000,000
in the next decade unless Gould
died in tho meantime, against which
emergency he should provide for setting
apart his entire fortune for educational
and charitable purposes, except 81.000,000
for each of the members of his family.
If Gould did not consent be was to be
killed. If neither happened Dixon him
self would catch it.
He got the letter of introduction to
Munn under the pretext that be was go
ing to New York for medical advice.
{Since he had been here, he said, it had
occurred to him that he might fix thiugs
for $00,000 down and $200,000 for
charity. Miyiii arranged to have him
call again last night.
Inspector Byrnes and two of his men,
after listening to the interview/arrested
him. He has been committed to await
an examination as to his sanity.
Two Vessels Hnve a Run all the Way
From Calcutta.
New Yobk, May o.—Two big sailing
vessels of different models and build
have just finished a race of over 12,000
miles. Both vessels dropped anchor in
the lower bay Monday afternoon and
came up to the docks yesterday. The
Governor Robie is a Yankee clipper
wooden vessel, built and owned at Bath.
I riptain Hale commands her, and he won
the race.
The defeated craft is the Holyrood of
Liverpool, she is constructed *of iron
and is nearly 350 tons heavier than her
rival. She left Calcutta Janliary 25th,
I to the h»tclies With jute and other
merchandise and was followed three
days later l.y the Robie. The Captains
agreed that the Captain of the vesa
Which reached New York second should
buy clothes and hats and snch things for
the winner. The Robie made the 12,000
miles in ninety-four days, an average of
—venulesan boor, against ninety-seven
days for the English boat. The Robie
arrived thirty-two minutes ahead of the
The Pacific Portrait Company in the
Clutches of tho Law.
St. Rons, May 6.—The Pacific Por
trait Company, doing business in New
York, Chicago .and St. Louis, is inthe
clutches of the Government on a charge
of fraud.
The company's mail has been seized
and payment of money orders stopped.
The Pacific Portrait Company caters only
to people in the country, and advertises
extensively in the country pies-,.
The advertisement is to tho effect that
the company is desirous of introducing
its work in the community, and if the
leader would send a photograph it would
send a crayon life-size, five. After send
ing the photograph the owner is Informed
that before the company can return itand
a life-size crayon, a frame costing from 06
to |10 must be paid for.
All branches of the concern will be
Leprosy m New York.
New York, May G.—Dr. Alonzo Blau
velt believe- he discovered an alarming
case of leprosy in a big tenement in Oliver
street. lio reported the case to the Board
of Health yesterday,and i»r. Ekfcon,Chief
ofthe Bureau of Contagious Dfteases,at
once took the matter in hand and started
on a tour of investigation. J»r. Edson
refused to reveal the exact place where
the supposed leper was found, and says
he will not make all the facts in the case
public until he has completed his inves
tigation. It l- ascertained, however, that
the patient is a < .reek peddler, who came
to this country from Mexico only six
weeks ago.
Chicago's Jli_ Paper.
CHICAGO, May (>.—lt is announced that
EL H. Kohlaatt, a well-known merchant
of this city, lias become proprietor of the
controlling interest in the / '• Ocean.
The entire stock of the corporation is now
owned by Mr. Kohlsaat, William Perm
Nixon and Ids brother and other mem
ben of the Inter-Ocean staff. There is to
be no change in the personnel of the pa
per or its editorial conduct. The capita]
stock of the corporation will be Increased
and all the money needed t<> push the pa
forward to the highest success will be
put Into the busin.
If euro Machinists Burred.
PrrTSBTTBG, May t\.—At the National
Convention of Machinists to-day the
Bouthern element was in power, and by a
Vole Of 89 to 29 it was decided to exclude
negroes trom the association. A resolution
was also introduced making May 1,1892,
the date for a strike for shorter hours.
The association was made international.
Canada having asked admission.
Schaefer Invincible.
CHICAGO, May 6.—The challenge bill
iard contest between Jacob Schaeffer, the
world's champion, and Eugene Carter at
Central Music Had to-night was won
; \- by Sehaofer. The score stood:
Schaefer 800, Carter IM. Though beaten,
carter had the best run. 111, Schaefer's
highest being 104. About 2,500 people
witnessed the contest.
National Republican Leatme.
Xi.w Youk. May B.—The protracted
conference of the Xational Republican
League, which nas been In session for a
week, dosed to-day. T. E. Byrne, of
Minnesota, lias been appointed National
Organizer of the League.
Coke nations.
S .itdai.e(Pa.), May Bb— The funeral
of Mahan, the striker shot at Leisinring
No. 2 Sunday night, took place this after-
noon, with no disorder. The operators
report a steady gain in their working
Dishonorably Discharged.
Topeka (Kan.), May o.—Commander
in-chief Webb of the Sons of Veterans to
day issued a general order giving the re
sult ot the court-martial of Walter S.
Payne of Fostoria, Ohio. The ex-Com
mander-in-chief was charged with em
bezzlement of orders for money. The
verdict was dishonorable discharge from
the order, which was approved by the
General Butler Avenged.
Boston, May 6.—Judge Nelson of the
United States District Court has granted
a writ of error to tho Supreme Court of
the United States in the case of Clarietta
Johnson, convicted of perjury in tho ap
plication for a pension. General Butler
came before the court and made the mo
tion, which was at once granted by the
Boyd's Citizenship.
Lincoln (Neb.), May 6.—Boyd, who
was ousted trom the Gubernatorial chair
by the State Supreme Court, to-davstated
positively that he will carry the case to
the Federal Supreme Court. "I do not
care for the office,'* he said, "but my citi
zenship 1 am determined to establish."
Nicaragua Canal.
Tampa (Fla.),May 6.—Ex-Senator Mil
ler arrived yesterday from Greytown and
left for New York last evening. He is
much pleased with the progress of work
in the Nicaragua < 'anal.
A Trip on Lake Washington—Another
Rain Storm Tries to Spoil
the Affair.
Special to the Record-Untow.
Tacoma (Wash.), May G.—The Presi
dent and party entered the State of
Washington at an early hour this morn
ing in a driving rainstorm. This inter
fered materially with the arrangements
for reception at the various places along
the road. It was 8 o'clock when tlie
Presidential special reached Tacoma and
the rain seemed to be coming down
harder than ever. Notwithstanding this
fact, the Chief Magistrate of the nation
and his advisers were given a royal re
ception. They were met at the station by
the Governor of tlie State, the Mayor of the
city and a committee of citizens, who es
corted tho party to the Gross block, where
formal addresses of welcome were de
livered. In the course of his response to
the addresses of welcome the President
"I would like to see the prows of some
great steamship lines carrying the
American tlag entering the ports of Puget
Sound. I believe we have como to fhe
time in our development as a people
when we must step forward with bold
progress, or we will lose the advantage
we have already attained. We have been
content in years gone by to allow other
nations to do the carrying trade of the
world. We have been 'content to sco the
markets ofthe American Republics lying
south of us controlled by European na
tions. I think a period of discontent with
these things has now come to our peoplo.
The time is auspicious for the enlarge
ment of our commerce with these friendly
republics. The time is auspicious for re
establishment on the Bess an American
merchant marine that shall do its share
ofthe carrying trade ofthe world."
The line of march was to the reviewing
stand, which was handsomely and appro
priately decorated.
Seattle, May o.—At Tacoma the Pres
ident was met by the Mayor and a com
mittee of citizens of this place, who took
him aboard the steamer City of Seattle
and escorted him tO this city. An in
formal reception was held on the steamer.
The ride on the steamer from Tacoma to
Seattle was devoted chiefly to an in
formal enjoyment of the trip and a
Luncheon. Elliott Bay was covered with
vessels and boats of every description,
whose whistling as the steamer bearing
the President approached the city was
deafening. A iarge and enthusiastic.
crowd filled every available plaoe along
the wharves. The streets were thronged
so that it was impossible for carriages to
be drawn through W the cable cars which
were to take the party to Lake Washing
ton. The weather cleared off somewhat
in tho afternoon. The city was gaily
decorated with national colors and ever
While on board the steamer Mayor
White made a brief address of welcome,
to which the President responded as fol
lows :
"Mr. Mayor: [ accept with great grati
fication the words of welcome on behalf
ol the citizens of Seattle. It will give me
great pleasure to contrast my observation
of your State iv LBBS with what 1 shall
see to-day. 1 have not lost track Of the
progress of Seattle, but have through
[riendl been advised of the marvelous do
velopment which you have made, and
bow you have repeated in the substantial
character of your edifices the story of the
Chicago fire, coming out of what seemed
disaster with increased rnagnifiqpnce,and
finding In it really an advantage.
"I will defer until I am in the presence
Of your people farther acknowledgment
Of your courtesies, and now only thank
YOU, as you are repeating here what we
have observed ou our whole trip—the
unification of our people, the absolute
oneness Of our sentiment in the devo
tion to our institutions and Hag,"
Amid the greatest enthusiasm the Pres
idential party was eacorted in carriages
from the steamer to the cable cars. The
party was conveyed to Lake Washing
ton on the cars, and alter making a trip'
on the lake they returned to the I'niver- ,
sity campus, where an immense throng !
i 1 people were waiting. .Judge Burke
delivered the address of welcome.
In responding, the President said :
"Six years ago I visited your city.
Some substantial and promising
improvements had been begun, but
it wns a period of expectancy rather
than of realization. I am glad to
come to-day and to see how fully and :
perfectly the large expectations then en
tertained by your enterprising people
have been realized. It is a matter of
amazement to look upon these towering
substantial granite and iron structures in
which the gnat business of your city is
transacted. I fuliy appreciate the "im-■
portance of this great body of water upon
which your city is situated. This sound,
this inland sea, must be in the future the
entire port of a great commerce.
"1 do [most sincerely believe that we
are entering now upon new development
that will put the American tlag upon the j
seas and bring to our porta in American
bottoms a largely increased share of the
commerce* of tho world. [Cheers.] As I
have said in other places, for ono I am
thoroughly discontented with the present
condition of things. We may diner as to
the method, but I believe the great patri- j
otic heart of our people is stirred and tiiat
they are bent upon recovering that share
oi'the world's commerce which we once
happily enjoyed."
rostmsster-General Wanamaker and
Secretary Busk then spoke briefly. As
die time was limited the party were hur
riedly driven to the depot aiid the train
101 l for Portland amid the wildest enthus
Yesterday's Sprinkle Helped the
North Wonderfully.
Tho San Joaquin Valley Does Not Get
in Cnder the Showers—San Luis
Obispo's Phenomenal Yield—Some
Places Whore the Prospects are
Not So Bright.
i Special lo the Record-Uxion.
San Francisco, May fi.—Considerable
j additions were made to the seasonal totals
j of rainfall in the upper part of the State
j during the twenty-four hours preceding
| this morning, but the San Joaquin Valley
l did not get in under the shower.
•C-OVBKDAXE, May 8. — A bountiful
harvest and bright prospects are the en
couraging words heard at every hand.
The winter season was most fovorable.
j There is hardly an aero of land in this
vicinity that is not put to sonte crop.
The growing grain is standing magnifi
cently. A bunch of barley is on exhibi
tion at the Reveille office live feet tall.
There was never a better outlook for the
grain crops. The fruit crop is also just
as encouraging. Grapes are coining out
in a most promising manner. A great
number of orange trees are heavily in
bloom about Cloverdale this season. The
rainfall was for the last twenty-four
hours .GO of an inch, and for the season
33.7 inches.
Wintkus, May 6.—lt began raining
here last night, and the fall up to 7:80 this
morning was .40 of an inch and a total of
21.53 for the season. No damage is done,
although some hay is cut. The rain will
help vegetables and fruit.
Santa Rosa, May 6.—Rain began falling
here yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock and
continued throughout the night. This is
one of the heaviest storms of the season
and, farmers say, is wortli thousands of
dollars to the county. The outlook for
! grain, fruit and every variety of produce
j is better than for years before.
Arm un. May (>. —It commenced rain
j ing during the night, and a light rain
| continues. It is very welcome to all
classes, but may affect the berry and
i cherry business.
j Marvsville, May G.—Rain began fall
ing about midnight and up to 11 o'clock
.54 Of an inch had fallen, making 15.77
inches for the season. The farmers and
j fruit-growers are greatly pleased, but it
is very injurious to the strawberry crops.
The indications for a big grain crop are
not so good as one month ago, but the
rain will greatly improve it.
Napa, May G.—There was a heavy rain
tall during last night, which amounted to
.65 of an inch. It is still cloudy and
COLUSA, May fl.—The light rain last
night benefited the late-sown grain. Thero
is some complaint of a little foul grain on
the plains, but generally speaking the
j outlook was never better since the bo
j nanza year of 1880, when 9,000,000 bushels
was the output. The acreage is nearly as
large. The crop along tho river is tre
! mendous.
Corning, May 6.—There was a fine rain
j last night, .55 of an inch falling. This rain
j insures crops, enabling the farmers to fin
ish plowing. The crops look fine. Vines
and trees aro growing well.
Hollister, May 6.—The present season
has been an exceptionally fine one for
farmers in tiiis county. The rains came in
such a manner that an unusually larger
acreage was sown in all sections of tlio
county. The outlook for an abundant
yield is reported to be excellent, A large
harvest is practically assured.
Ukiah, May 6.—The crop outlook in
this section of the country is the very
i best. The late rains 'have started the
grain to growing finely. An immense
crop of cereals will be raised. The large
prune orchards in this vicinity will pro
duce the largest crop ever known, as there
has been no frost here this year.
MILTON, May 6. — The high north
west winds of the past three days have
| damaged late-sown grain somewhat. The
J early grain is looking well for a good
yield, and more will be harvested in this
section this season than for years past.
Haying has commenced with good pros
pects of a large yield. Deciduous fruits
| promise an abundant crop. The grapes
are looking line.
Williams, May g.—The crop prospects
in this vicinity are very flattering, hut
j probably over-estimated. The rain last
i night damaged more rank grain while
j helping late-sown. The acreage is small
I on account of the heavy rains last winter
making it impossible to summer-fallow.
j lhere will probably be an average crop.
RoHNKKvu.i.K. May 6.—The outlook
, for crops of all kinds is exceedingly good
for this time of the year. In Eel River
I Valley the extreme high price of hay has
j caused the early cutting of some ad
' vaneed grain for feed. Alfalfa is being
used green. The warm rains of the last
few days caused the grass and oats to
I grow fine. The prospects aro for large
crops and good prices.
KoNouA, May 6.-The grain outlook in
the county is good. Much more than au
a\ erage crop will be raised. In the lower
foothills some apprehension is felt of
damage beCMUM ofthe cool weather.
RKDDIKQ, Miiyii.-The crop prospects
are excellent. Showery weather prevails.
j There will be an average crop of hay and
; grain, and a good crop of fruit, except in
some localities, where hail destroyed the
fruit. What is wanting in quantity will
be made up in quality.
Palkrmo. May 6.—The crop outlook
here varies with locality. Most of the
j farmers report it fair. The rain to-day
w ill help it, and warm weatber following
will cause a good crop. It will not equal
last year's, as loss rain lell this spring.
The crop is free from weeds and looks
better on the plains thau on the low
Napa, May G.—Tlie crop prospects in
Napa County wero never brighter at this
season of the year than they are at this
time. The acreage sown to grain is large,
and the condition of it could not be bet
ter. The orchards and vines also promise
well, and if no mishap befalls them a
great crop will be reaped.
Calistoga, May B.—Grain, fruit trees
and vines never presented a better ap
pearance at this time of year and there is
nothing that indicates short crops, either
of cereals or fruit.
San Andreas, May G.—Grain crop
outlook in Calaveras County for 1891 far
exceeds that of the last two or three
years. There are strong indications for
rain this evening, but the farmers are all
confident of a successful grain and fruit
DowNii-vii.i.i.;, May 6.—Seeding is
about two thirds done. Such ofthe crop
as is up looks well. With average
weather the crop promises to be fair, but
will be late.
N icolaus. May 6.—The prospects are
good tor an average crop of wheat. The
acreage seeded larger than for some years.
Tho rain to-day of half an inch has beeu
beneficial. The farmers generally pre
dict a good yield and are pleased with the
Tkmfleton, May 6.—We have fine
crops of wheat % heading nicely, and
plenty of moisture in the land yet. Fif
teen thousand acres of wheat aro tribu
tary to Templeton. One hundred and
eighty thousand sacks of cereals will be
harvested. Ninety thousand is the lowest
estimate, eight sacks to tho acre being
depended upon.
Fi-reka. May 6.—About an inch of
rain has fallen in the last two days. The
weather is warm and the prospects aro
excellent. In the southern part of the
county the outlook is especially good
both for crops and fruit of all 'kinds.
About the usual acreage is planted, and
no complaint is heard from any. Feed is
plentiful on the ranges and the stock
men are happy.
Mendocino, May 6,—The late showers
to a great extent insuro an abundant crop
of hay and grain, which will, however,
as usual, only partially supply the local
demand in this lumber region.
Bakersitkld, May B.—Crops of all
kinds in this county, including grain,
vegetables and fruits of all kinds, were
never better and promise the largest
possible yield. The area in grain, par
ticularly in tho Tehachapi Valley, is un
usually large.
oakdale, May G.—The outlook for
grain crops from Farmington to Mont
pellier, on the line of tho Oakdale exten
sion to Merced, is flattering. Summer
fallowed and early winter sown wheat
are headiDg out. The late winter-sown
needs rain, owing to the large acreage.
More grain will be harvested in this sec
tion than ever before. With another
shower and cool weather, the late winter
sown will yield a good crop. Fruit- are
doing fine. It has commenced raining,
with prospects for an all-night rain.
San Luis Orispo, May G.—The phe
nomenal grain yield probable in this
county this year may reach throe times
the heaviest previous production. The
acreage sown is at least double, and on
account of the very favorable character of
the season, full and fortunately distri
buted rainfall, tho verdict from all sec
tions is that crops never looked half as
well. With fair prices it will bo a grandly
successful year for our farmers.
San Bernardino, May G.—More acres
are grown to grain this* season in San
Bernardino County than ever before,
mostly barley and some wheat. The
rainfall has been above the average and
timely, and most of the barley crops will
make good grain. Some will be cut for
hay, anttle of which will be light. The
yield ofthe grain crop on an average will
be the best ever raised in this county.
The prospects are good for a very large
and fine deciduous and citrus crop this
coming season.
Elmira, May 6.—The acreage of wheat
is above the average of both summer-fal
low and winter-sown. The quality will
probably be about an average. Hay is
Santa Barbara, May G.—There is but
little grain raised in the immediate vi
cinity of Santa Barbara. Barley hay is
being cut in many places, and the crop is
largo and of good quality. The outlook
for fruit, especially apricots, was never
better. A large acreage in beans has
been planted. In Santa Ynez Valley
nearly every foot is in grain this year, ft
is in fine condition and will'yield a
heavy crop. The same is true of all the
northern part of the county. Everything
promises a prosperous year for the* fann
San Diego, May G.—Tho farmers of
this county are well pleased at the out
look of the grain crop. The rains have
been well timed, no back-set has oc
curred, and the acreage is largely in
creased this year over all tho previous
history of the county. Extensive irriga
tion systems have resulted in reclaiming
large sections of mesas, and since Jan
uary lst more citrus trees have been
planted than during any two years be
fore, with the demand still greater than
the nurserymen can supply. The Horti
cultural Inspector reports the trees
healthy and free from scale or other para
Los Angeles, May G.—The outlook
for grain was never better in tliis sec
tion. The late rains did a great deal of
good, and unless some unforeseen
trouble arises there will be an average
crop at least. Barley is now in milk
and presents a fine appearance.
Modesto, May 6.—The crop outlook in
Stanislaus County is not as promising as
it was two weeks*ago, owing to the con
tinued dry weather and north winds.
The growing grain is now in need of
rain, and what promised to be the big
gest yield in the history of the county
will be reduced greatly If the rain does
not come soon. Summer wheat is most
in need of moisture. The acreage is the
largest ever sown.
Fresno, May 6.—The cereal crop will
be generally light, owing to lack of rain.
The fruit crop will be heavy. <'rapes
promise a big yield. Rain would help
the grain some.
Visalia, May G.—The grain outlook
for Tulare County is very slim. Tho
foothill belt will 'produce only half a
crop, south of the Tule River only hay
and west of the railroad and south of
Tulare City nothing. The irrigated dis
tricts have a fair crop.
Mek< i:i>, May 6.—Tho prospects aro
good for over an average crop all over
Merced County. Your reporter inter
viewed farmers from Sneliing, also from
the west side to-day, and all said: "We
are safe so far. Our grain is doing well,
but steady north winds for several days
would hurt us. Up to date the northers
have been cool and have done no damage
to grain, which looks splendidly."
Madera, May 6.—There is a generally
dlacou raged crop prospect in northern
Fresno County. There has been an abun
dance of rain to insure crops, but it did
not como at the right time. Suinmer
lallowed land will produce a remunera
tive yield of grain, while the late plow
ing will not average half a crop. Much
grain will be cut for hay. Tho warm
weather and high northwest winds aro
drying the grain fast. Rain now will do
but little good.
[oil v.. May 6.—Most of the farmers say
that crops in Jackson Valley and on Dry
Creek aro very short, and will not bo as
at first anticipated, although there is
about one-quarter more acreage than in
former years. The shower to-day will bo
of great benefit to all growing crops.
BUMS, May C—The summer-fallowed
adobe land is looking well. Barley looks
well. Scarcely a field in the section but
will lie foul, and only a fair yield ex
pected on account ofthe late rains, which
delayed the sowing.
Bethany, May 6.—The outlook for
grain is very poor in this locality. A
few small pieces of summer-fallowed
ground will yield about half a crop. All
winter plowing ia a total failure. On an
average not more than one-fourth ofthe
ground seeded will be cut for either grain
or hayi
Ti-rlock, May 6.—The crop outlook in
this section is not very flattering. Sum
mer-fallowed grain is looking line, and
is far enough along to assure a good
crop. But the winter sown is suffering
some for want of rain. Some are cutting
it for hay already, fearing it will not
mature. The indications to-night aro
very favorable for rain.
Cosukn, May G. —On the heavy damp
lands the wheat sown in December and
January is showing a fine crop: Some of
the February sowing on submerged land
is good. On the dry plains the crop is
mostly a failure.
Stockton, May 6.—Crops in San Joa
quin County aro looking well, but the
hot days of the last week shrunk the
grain in localities. The light rain to-day
and cool weather will do considerable
good, but the yield will probably bo
shorter than was expected a few weeks
ago. Some experts say the shortage will
be 15,000 tons, while others say the short
age will not be half that amount. Roberts
Island was expected to yield very largo
crops, but late reports say the grain shows
considerable shrinkage. Summer-fal
lowed wheat looks fine everywhere, but
the winter-sown is light.
A Hollister Youngster Makes a
Startling Confession.
The Business Portion of San Jacinto De
stroyed by Fire—Return of an Alas
kan Explorer—Freak of an Escaped
"Lunatic nt Santa Rosa—Shooting nt
I lan ford.
Special to the Recokd-Ukioi*.
Hollister, May G.—The house of Wm,
Kelly was burned last month, and to-day
Charles Mankins, 13 years old, was ex
amined upon a charge of arson for hav
ing set lire to it.
He had heretofore said that on the day
of the lire he saw m. Mexican near tlie
place, and public opinion fixed on this
imaginary Mexican as the guilty party.
The finding of a pistol which was be
lieved to have been destroyed iv the
house in young Mankins 7 possession,
however, caused his arrest, and upon bo
ing questioned he admitted his guilt.
To-day he testified that he set lire to the
building because commanded to do so bj
his father, George Mankins- and he
seems to think that in obeying his father
ho did nothing wrong. He was held to
answer, and his father was arrested. The
father denies that he was connected with
the burning or knew anything about it.
Freak of an Escaped Lunatic at Santa
Santa Rosa, May G.—C.reat excite
ment prevailed here yesterday afternoon
and all last night over the presence of a
lunatic on top of a tall poplar tree.
Tho man's name is Zlezzi, a Swiss,
from the coast, who was brought here to
be examined and sent to Napa. He es
caped from his friends at 12:30 p. m.,
shinned up the tree liko a squirrel and
took a position on tho end of a small
limb, fifty feet from the ground. Every
effort was made to get the demented man
down from his elevated perch, and thou
sands of people were attracted to the spot.
Ladders were obtained from the Fire De
partment and raised to tho tree, but no
one could get near enough to throw a
rope around his body.
As night approached the rain began
falling heavily and the poor follow kept
his perch until 4 o'clock this morning,
when he fell to the ground fifty feet be
low, having been in tho tree fourteen
hours. A canvas had been stretched
below and that was all that saved his life.
He bounded oil* to the ground. His arm
and shoulder wero fractured beside re
ceiving internal injuries.
Business Portion of Snn Jacinto De
stroyed by Fire.
San Francisco, May G.—A Cftronicle
special from San Diego says: A dispatch
from San Jacinto, in the northern part of
this county, states that about half of the
business portion of that town is in ashes.
Only meager particulars are given. The
loss will reach SGO.OOO, which is nearly
covered by insurance.
It is thought that the fire started in Mc-
Brath's hotel, and as tho town has no
adc. t uate fire apparatus the flames spread
quickly, and consumed the two-story
brick buildings adjoining, occupied by
Reiuhardt A Co., Poole's drug store. Mc-
Cormick's shoe store, Brestin's hardware
store, Siefko's jewelry store, Dr. To
land's oilice, and several other places
which were not reported.
Christian Church Convention.
Healdsbviui, May G.—The Sonoma
District Convention of the Christian
Church, including all the counties north
of San Francisco to the Oregon line, con
vened here yesterday, with H. Wallace
as President. The opening sermon was
delivered by Secretary K. L. McChatton,
of Santa Rosa. G. R. Berry, of Eureka.
and N. B. MoOhee, of Napa, addressed
the Convention to-day. F. <'. Clark read
a paper on "Endeavor Work." Hansen
Price delivered an address on church
finances. H. Wallace was elected Presi
dent, 11. C. Widdell, Secretary, and It.
L. McChatton, a member of the State
Board of Missions. Plans were inaugu
rated to place an evangelist in the district.
In the evening an address on "The Lost
Gospel" was delivered by H. C. Wadell.
Eureka's Improvements.
ErREKA, May G.—Work was com
menced yesterday on the breakwater at
the entrance to Humboldt Bay, and the
appropriation will be expended before
the winter. There is a general good feel
ing over tho prospects of an improve
ment to the lmy. A citizens' meeting was
hold last night to take steps to extend the
corporate limits of the city. If the pro
posed change is made it will put Eureka
from the eighth to the third class. It will
be submitted at the next meeting of the
City Council.
Unprovoked Shooting.
Hanford, May G.— Frank Sharpies,
contractor and builder here, was shot
through the neck this morning by (ieorge
Turner, who has been a sub-contractor in
plastering and cementing works. There
has been bad feeling between the men for
several weeks, arising out of unsettled
business affairs. The shooting was un
provoked, Turner walking up and shoot
ing Sharpies as he sat on a cart. Only
one shot was tired, the bystanders inter
fering. The wound is bad. but not con
sidered fatal.
Alaskan Exploration.
San Francisco, May G.—A. B. Sehanz,
a member of the Wells Price Alaska ex
ploring expedition, arrived here to-day.
He was taken sick at Canm Davidson
and left behind. Ho descended tho
Yukon River in a boat. He made his
winter quarters at an Esquimaux village,
and in company with John Clark, a
trader, made a forty-days' trip north on
sleds. On this trip ('lark Lake and
Noghelin River were discovered.
Indians With Leprosy.
Sonora, May G.—A startling discovery
was made to-day near Montezuma by A.
R. Stratton, at Chinese Camp. An In
dian boy in an advanced stage of leprosy
was found. He stated that two Indians
in Sonora were afflicted with the same
disease. The Supervisors are investi
For Murder.
Napa, May G.—John Murphy, who was
convicted of murder in the second degree
Saturday last, was to-day sentenced to
twenty-five years' imprisonment at San
Heavy Loss at Pittsburg—A County
Infirmary Burned. §
Pittsburg, May G.—A fire broke out
about 11 o'clock last night in the lower
floor of the great Arbuckle building on
Seventh street, near Duquesne. It was
occupied by tho Grocers' Supply and
Storage Company, and the seven-story
edifice was soon a mass of flames from
roof to cellar. A high wind swept the
tire across to the Pittsburg Female Col
lege building, whicli was soon destroyed.
Then tho high walls of the Arbucklo
building fell and the tire caught the
steeple of Christ Methodist- Kpiscopal
church, on Pennsylvania avenue, and
that was soon a mass of flames.
The lire communicated to other build
ings in the vicinity, but the exertions of
the department cheeked it.
The loss will reach 8750,000.
The lire is still burning, but the flames
are under control and no further damage
is apprehended.
MXTSCXB tind.), May 6.—Tlie County
Infirmary, five miles east of this city,was
totally burned to-day. It is reported
that lour ofthe helpless inmates perished
in tlie flames.
Further particulars of tho infirmary
liio show no lives were lost. The loss
i was only $8.0")0.
•Sidney (Ohio*), May o.—Early this
morning the shops of the American
Wheel Company woro completely
burned. Loss, $100,000; insuranco, les's
than 090,000.
Fatal Explosion.
Berlin, May ti.—A dispatch fromSaar
brucken, Rhenish Prussia, says an ex
plosion took place at tho Serlo pit in that
vicinity, in which eight persons wero
killed and seven injured.
No Doubt that Arms and Ammuni
tion Are Being Supplied to
tho Insurgents.
Special to the Record-Union.
BAS Francisco, May G.—A Chronicle
special from San Diego says: United
States Marshal ('ard, who returned from
a trip in a tug beyond the heads this
morning, discovered that the mysterious
schooner which had been lying off the
harbor was the Robert and Minnie of San
Francisco, which was supposed to have
on board arms and ammunition for the
Chilean insurgents. Marshal Gard went
to tho telegraph, oflice upon his return
here, and filed a dispatch detailing there
suit of his investigation.
It is supposed that he received further
instructions in reply, as this afternoon he
chartered the tug again, and this time
took on board with him a company of
United States soldiers from the barracks
here, in addition to his deputies, and
started for the open sea. with the avowed
intention of capturing the schooner and
her cargo of rifles and cartridges, and
bringing her into port, no matter whether
she be overhauled within the limit of
three miles or not.
It is generally considered here that
Marshal Gard is acting under direct
orders from Washington. The tug will
probably not return with the schooner
until late this evening or early in the
New York, May 6.—From stories now
current in this city it appears that two
prominent commercial houses, both hav
ing very large interests in Chile, are fur
nishing arms, ammunition and money to
the two factions, Bahuaceds's forces and
the revolutionists. The houses mention
ed are opposed to each other commer
cially ai. each .s doing its utmost to have
the faction it upports win. News was
received by one of the firms yesterday
from Buenos Ayres that its competitor
had sent a lot of rifles and ammunition
to aid Balmaceda's forces. Commercial
house No. 2 has been charged by the
other with sending arms and ammunition
to the insurgents. The prize for which
both houses are struggling is valuable
concessions promised by the factions in
the event of victory. It is stated hero
the war is being kept going by tho efforts
of these two New York houses.
Washington, May 6.—Last Saturday,
as the result of an inquiry by telegraph,
the Collector of Customs at Wilmington,
Cal., was instructed by the Treasury De
partment that there appeared no reason
for his interference in the prospective
transfer of a lot of arms and ammunition
from the American schooner Robert and
Minnie, then at Catalina Islands, to a
transport for shipment to South America.
Pending this removal it appears that the
Chilean Minister here received some ad
vices from California regarding these
munitions of war, with which lie called
on Secretary Foster on Sunday. On the
strength of the Minister's representa
tions, the Secretary sent another telegram
to the Collector, the substance of which,
it is said at the department, was to detain
the Robert and Minnie.
Secretary Foster to-day refused to give
out for publication the telegrams that
have passed between tho department and
the Collector with reference to the matter
or to say anything on the subject, further
than that it had been referred to tho At
torney-General for his opinion. The
opinion asked for, it is said, is whether it
would be a violation of the neutrality
laws to allow tho transfer of arms, etc., as
Paris, May o.—Advices from Chile
state that four Congressional delegates
have had an interview with President
Balmaceda. They asked him to resign,
dismiss his army, appear in court and
justify his conduct, and allow Congress
to prepare for a new Presidential election.
Thero is small hope of a settlement.
WORK of the toepedo.
New York, May 6.—Dispatches from
Lima assert that ISO of the crew of the
Blanco Eucalada were drowned when
bhe sank.
the itata.
San Diego, May 6.—Tho Chilean
steamer Itata this evening put to sea,
carrying with her a deputy United States
Marshal, who was on board. Her de
parture was not unexpected, thought it
was not thought she would go so soon.
Marshal Gard was not aware that the
Captain of the Itata had any intention of
defying his authority, for the Marshal
had gone an hour before the Itata sailed
in search of the schooner Robert and
— ap.
The new high license law went into
effect in New Mexico yesterday. A
special dispatch printed 'in yesterday's
oewa from Albuquerque says the result
will be the closing up of more than half
the saloons in the Territory. It is well.
If our Prohibition friends would turn
their attention to this phase of the tem
perance question they would accomplish
something. Through high license the
low dives must disappear. That is
progress in the right direction.— Rocky
Mountain News.
mm- ,
Preparations are being made for the
regular running of trains between Mani
tou and Pike's Peak as soon as the snow
is melted. During the season an enter
prising newspaper man will publish a
paper at the summit of tho peak, to be
called the Pike's Peak Neios. The pro
jector of this enterprise seeks fame at a
lofty altitude.
Beecham's pills act like magic onj
weak stomach.
WHOLE NO. 15,4f>2.
A Proposed Exchange of Free-List
Tho Revolution in Costa Klca-Russlon
Poles Agitated-Report That the
French Terra del Fuogo Expedition
Was Massacred by Indians—An
American Mobbed at Florence.
Special to the Recoro-Usion.
Madrid, May G.—A draft of the new
treaty between Spain and the United
States was sent to the Spanish Minister at
Washington last week with instructions
to sign it immediately.
It is expected that the necessary signa
tures will be appended by tho end of this
Although tho Spauish Government
maintains the utmost reserve, informa
tion from a reliable source confirms the
report that coal, petroleum, machinery
and fats will Ire admitted lrec into Cui>a
and Porto Rico, and the present duty on
flour will bo reduced one-half, in ex
change for the free admission into the
United States of sugar, coffee and cocoa.
A Gamo Played lv America Not Suc
cessful In Kiurlund.
London, May G.—ln tho Marlboro Po
lice Court, Edward Pinter, aged lifty-six,
who represented himself as an American,
was charged with attemptiug to obtaiu
£10,000 from Edwin Streeter, a large Boud
street jeweler.
I'inter claimed to havo a secret method
Of tripling a given quantity of gold.
Streeter went to his room as invited, and
there found elaborate paraphernalia,
among which a crucible figured largely.
In order to test the thing he handed
Pinter a sovereign, which was put in tho
crucible, crushed and camo out equal to
three sovereigns in mass. This was
handed over to Streeter and ho pot it in
his pocket. Pinter then suggested that
Streeter should furnish 40,000 sovereigns
which he would immediately transmute
into 120,000. Streeter appeared willing to
consider this, but isked as a further test
that Pinter como to his (Streeter's)
works and there do what he said he was
While at work there Pinter was ar
rested. In court Streeter explained that
he learned that Pinter had played the
same sort of a game in America, and had
taken from a man there some **>13,000. I It
was held to answer.
Sentenced to One Year's Imprisonment
Without Labor.
London, May G. — Captain Verney,
member of Parliament, to-day pleaded
not guilty to the charge of procuring tho
governess, Miss Beckett, for immoral
purposes, but pleaded guilty to a con
spiracy to procure her. Captain Verney
was then sentenced to ouo year's im
prisonment without hard labor. During
the trial the court was packed with peo
plo eager to witness the sensations of tho
Captain Verney, though downcast in
appearance, pleaded in a firm voice.
Counsel for the defense, in his plea for the
prisoner, alluded to the nrisoner's dis
tinguished services in tlie Crimea and in
Parliament, and undoubtedly won sym
pathy for tho disgraced ex-naval lofflcer.
The Recorder, in sentencing Captain
Verney, said that he had come to the con
clusion, through the evidence given, that
the case of Miss Nellie Beckett was not
the only case of procuration in which the
Captain had been implicated, ami, there
fore, could not lean toward the sido of
mercy so much ss he could have dono
had it been au isolated case.
European Finunces.
London, May o.—An increase of the
Bank of England rate is likely in view of
tho probable withdrawal of gold. Russia
is angry over the Rothschilds'action in
calling in the balances in the European
capitals. The bourses are much dis
turbed, remembering the result of such
recalls in the cases of the Comptoir d' Ks
compe and during tho Barings' crisis.
Leading bankers aro less apprehensive,
knowing that such vindictive action will
endanger any future Russian loan, while
Russia knows that stocks aro too heavily
held in Europe, and that the Rothschilds'
action will cause permanent depreciation.
Russian Poles Agitated.
St. Petersbuhg, May G.—Tho authori
ties have suddenly suspended the expul
sion of Jews from Moscow. It is reported
that thcro wero disorders at Warsaw on
Sunday. The agitation among the Rus
sian Poles is spreading. Official circles
here put the blame on the conciliatory
{tolicy adopted by tho Govornmont in
Russian Poland and believe Germany's
object is to arouse envy and discontent
among Russian Poles.
Belligerent Italinns.
Florence, May 6.—William Jacques,
and American from Newton, Mass., was
out driving with his daughter yesterday
when a mob of peoplo pursued bis car
riage, pelted him with stones and se
verely injured his daughter, who inter
fered in his defense.
Grain Duties In France.
Paris, May 6.—The Customs Commit
tee of the Chamber of Deputies has de
cided that the duty on wheat shall be re
duced to 3f, the reduction to hold good for
ono year. The same committee has de
cided the duty on corn shall not he re
Another Gladstone Victory.
London, May 6.—The result of the
election held yesterday for a successor in
Parliament to the lato Edward Greene,
who represented the northwest division
of Suffolk, shows the Gladstonians havo
won another victory. Baron Stern (Glad
stonian) was elected.
Massacred by Indians.
Paris, May 6.—Advices have been re
ceived that the French scientific expedi
tion in Terra Del Fuego, was attacked by
Indians, and it is reported that only two
members, Rousson and Aulleus, escajjcd.
Conflict With Anarchists.
Rome, May 6.—A conflict between An
archists and the police to-night in a back
street resulted in the wounding of several
persons. Some of the Anarchists ar
rested confessed that the May-day riot
was incited by Landi.
Revolution in Costa Rica.
Panama, May 6.—Reports have just
been received that the revolutionary
movement is in progress and Costa Rica
has declared a state of seige and sus-
S ended personal guarantees on the lst of

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