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The President Nearing the End
of His Journey.
An Impressive Eulogy of the Martyr
President—Enthuslnstlo Receptions
Tondorod the Party In Indiana-
Tears Come to tho President's Eyes
Whilo Addressing the Multitudes—
The Presidential Train Leaves for
Special to the Record-Union.
Springfield (Di.), May 14.—Tho Pres
idential train made an early stop at Han
nibal, Missouri, where the Chief Magis
trate was received with every mark of
respect. He made a short address.
Leaving Hannibal at 5:45 tho party was
greeted at every subsequent station by
enthusiastic crowds.
The train reached Jacksonville at 8
o'clock, where the fire department,
school children and hosts of citizens
crowded around the train and made a
demonstration of welcome.
When the train reached Springfield its
arrival was heralded bythe firing of a
national salute and cheering by an im
mense crowd. The stay here was only
for an hour.
('< .vernor Filer, Mayor Lawrence, Sen
ators Cullom and Palmer. Representa
tives Springer and Henderson, ex-Gov
ernor Oglesbj* and Colonel Swain were
among the first to greet the visitors and
bid them welcome.
Nearly every resident in the city was
given an opportunity to see the Chief
Magistrate and members of his party.
Tbe local militia and Grand Army men
and civic organizations were drawn up in
line at the station, and escorted the party
to the Lincoln monument in Oak Ridge
Cemetery, where formal ceremonies took
Oo* _rnor Piper delivered an eloquent
address of welcome, to which the Presi
dent responded.
The President subsequently visited the
Estate House in company with the Gov
ernor, and made an address from his car
riage. He said:
"The demand for my presence in Wash
ington is such that I cannot protract my
stay here with you tliis morning.
"Most heartily and sincerely do I thank
you for tbis cordial welcome from Illi
nois; for the interesting moments we have
spent about the tomb of that man who
would have made the fame of Illinois im
perishable and Springfield the Mecca for
patriotic feet, if no other man in the
history of the State had ever come to cmi- !
nence—Abraham Lincoln. [Cheers.] In
his life you bave a treasury of instruc
tion for your children, a spring of inspi
ration for your people that will be last
In his speech at Lincoln's tomb Presi
dent Harrst-on suid:
"Theljinterest la this iourney culmi
nates to-day, as we stand here for a few
moments about the tomb of Lincoln.
"As I passed through the Southern
States and noticed these great centers of
busy industry which have been built
since the war ; as 1 saw how the fires of
the furnaces have been kindled where
there was once solitude, I could not but
think and say that this hand that now
lies beneath these stones kindled and in
spired all we behold. All these fires of
industry were lighted at the funeral pyre
of slavery.
"Tho proclamation of Abraham Lin
coln can be read on all those mountain
sides, where freemen are now bending
their energies to tbe development of
States lung under the paralysis of human
"I come to-day to this consecrated and
sacred spot with a heart filled with emo
tions that God, who wisely turned towards
our Eastern shores God-fearing and
liberty-loving men to found this republic,
did not fail to find for us in the hour of
our extremity one who was competent to
lead the hearts and sympathies and hold
up the courage of our people in tbe time
OI our greatest national peril.
"The life of Abraham Lincoln teaches
more useful Lessons than any other char
acter of American history. You have
here in keeping the most precious trust.
Toward this spot the feet of reverent
patriots of years to '■> 'me will wend tbeir
Way, and as the story of Lincoln's life is
read there will continually be spread
through all our country influences
and bones and inspirations to the genera
tions of children that are yet to come.
"We can say nothing that will deepen
the impressions of this great life. I have
studied it. and have been filled with won
der. His life Was an American product.
Noother soil could produce it, nnd the
greatness oi it bas not yet been discovered
OT measured. As the inner history ofthe
time In which he lived is written, we lind
how his great mind was turned and
moved in a time of peril, and what an
Impressive Lesson we have this morning,
aa I see in the uniform of my country,
standing as guard around thia tomb, tbe
sons of that race that had been con
demned to slavery and was emancipated
by his immortal proclamation. What
an appropriate thing it la thai these who
were onoe a despised race, whose civil
rights were curtailed even in this state,
are now the affectionate guardians of tbe
ashes and tomb In which they sleep.
"It we will all again and again readtho
story of Lincoln's life, wo will lind our
minds and hearts enlarged, our life and
character deepened, and our consecrated
devotion to the Constitution and flag of
the Government which he proaorveato
us deepened and Intensified. [Applause.]
MI shall go from this tomb impressed
with new thoughts as to the responsibili
tleaof thoaa who bear the responsibili
ties, though in less troublesome times
than thai man to whose memory my soul
bows this moraine"
When the President closed he was pre
sented by Governor Fifer, on behalf of
the citizens of Petersburg. 111., with a
goldheaded cane, made from Lincoln
stoic bunding, at New Salem.
Speeches were made by Postmaster-
General Wanamakerand Becretary Rusk,
during whicli the President and <'«'. vernor
Filer proceeded to the state House, where
a large crow.i had collected.
Indianapolis, May 14.—A Large dele-
S ation of Indiana Mends met the Presl
enttal party at Montezuma and made
themselves hoarse with cheering the
President He was overcome by the
greeting. He said, in part "My friends,
we have had a Long Journey, and one at
tended by a great many pleasant inci
dents. Everywhere we liave had the
most cordial and kindly greeting, but as
I cross to-day the border line of Indiana
and meet again these old friends. I tin.l
in vourwelcomea sweetness that ex. •
it all."
At this point tears came to the Presi
dent's eves, and bis utterances becaass so
choked that he could say no more. He
soon recovered, however, and extended ■
cordial welcome to the Indianapolis Re
ception Committee.
The train arrived m this city promptly
at 4:45 v..M. Its approach was heralded
by an artillery salute. The j .reparations
for tho President's reception were mag
nificent in everyway, considering the
limited length of his stay. From every
Window and housetop iv the principal
down-town streets the stars and stripes
were uniurled to tho breeze, and large
sized pictures of the President were con
spicuous everywhere. Especially was
this so along the line of march. In Jack
son placo, near the Union station, a stand
was erected. Tho crowd, in cheer after
cheer, gave the President a genuine
Hoosier welcome to his old home.
Arrived at the stand. Governor Hovey
addressed the multitude, and Mayor Sul
livan, in a neat speech, welcomed the
President home.
President Harrison responded in part:
"I do not think I can speak much to-day.
The strain of the long journey and fre
quent calls made on me to speak, from
Washington to the Golden Gate, and from
the far Northwest and back to Indian
apolis, have somowhat exhausted me,
and rnaue my heart so open to these im
pressions as I greet my old friends, and I
cannot. I fear, command myself. Our
pathway has been marked bythe plaudits
of the multitude, ami our way strewn
with flowers; but ail tho sweetness of
the.se flowers, all the beauty of the almost
.tropical landscapes, all the richness of
precious mines, sink into forgetfulness as
I receive to-day this welcome from my
old friends."
There was a perceptible moisture in the
President's eyes.
Continuing, he said: "Mv manhood has
known no other home but this. It was
the scene ot my early struggles. It has
been the scene and instrument and sup
port of my early success iv life. I come
to lay down belore you to-day my offer
ing of thoughtfulness for the friendly
helpfulness in boyhood, and in all hours
down to this. I left you two years ago to
take up the work of the most responsible
offlco in the world. I wont to these un
tried, sustained by your helpful friendli
ness. I come after two years to confess
many errors, but to say to you that I have
but one thought in mind—to use what
ever influence I have for general good of
all people. [Applause.] Our stay is so
brief I must deny myself the pleasure of
taking all these friends by the hand.
God bless you all. I have not forgotten,
or cannot forget, Indianapolis. I look
forward, if my life is spared, to this as
the city where I shall rest when tbe bard
toil is done. I love its homes, and rejoice
in its commercial prosperity."
Tlie party soon after started ior Wash
Collision Between Striking Spinning
Operatives and Military
In Russia.
Special to the Record-Uniox.
Chicago, May 14.—The trouble be
tween the Chicago and Northwestern
road and its switchmen, owing to the
discharge of a yardmaster, culminated
this morning in the discharge of the en
tire force, numbering 350 men. The com
pany has been anticipating this necessity
for some time and was prepared for it.
New men were hired and distributed
through the yards, taking the places of
those discharged. All the morning trains
went out as usual, and no trouble is re
ported up to 10:S0 o'clock A. M.
Northwestern officials state for more
than two years the situation regarding
switchmen was constantly growing
worse. The men not only struck fre
quently for trivial causes, but they have
a number of times demanded the dis
charge of men who performed satisfactory
work and whose only fault was they
were not members of the Switchmen's
Union. About two months ago they
demanded the discharge of Yardmaster
McNemdy, and to avoid trouble hewas
ostensibly dismissed, but kept on the
pay-roll of the company and was this
morning reinstated in his old position.
General Manager Whitman says the
mangement is fully determined that this
state of affairs has gone far enough, and
while it proposes to deal fairly and justly
with its employes and give fair and just
consideration to any grievance properly
presented, it also proposes to manage its
property and its own business in its own
way. All otber railroad companies are
applauding the action of the Northwest
ern anil will come to its support if neces
Tbe discharged employes are only
those on the Northwestern system proper,
which does not include lines west of the
Missouri River. Reports from all points
are to the effect that trains are moving
pretty generally on time and the inter
ruption to business is very slight. At
points where new* switchmen have not
been provided the trainmen are doing
the switching.
Dispatches from Milwaukee and Madi
son. Wis., Clinton, la., and other places
on tho road say tbe switchmen at those
points wero discharged and paid off this
This afternoon the discharged men here
had a secret meeting to settle upon a
course of action. It is known that some
of them favor asking the company to re
instate them. < Hhers counsel holding out
and resort to violence if necessary. There
are rumors tbat the order will be called
on to declare a general strike on the St.
Paul, Rock Island and Burlington Roads,
whose managers are supposed to be in
sympathy with the action of the North
western. The company is supported In its
position by tho conductors', firemen's
and brakemen's unions. The switch
men's union is not included in the Na
tional Federation of Railroad Employes.
To a committee of the men who called
on President Hughitt, he said: "The
switchmen for the last two years liave
been about running this road. All the
Officials have been humiliated, and now
we propose to ascertain whether we can
run our own road. We are backed up by
every trainmen's order in the Federation
except the switchmen. This is notan at
tack on the unions in any wav, but
simply a matter of discipline. We must
know Who are going to dictate, the of
ficials or employes."
Books (Is.), May 14.—A1l switchmen
and yardmasters on the low a division of
the Chicago and Northwestern were dis
charged tbis morning, the switching
being done by trainmen, and there is no
Interruption to business.
PITTHBUBO, May 14. —Work resumed
to-day at the National Tube Works. The
strike was on the part of the machinists
for nine hours. It lias lasted fifteen
weeks, and the men have come out vic
St. Pi-TKRsmi-o, May 14.—Dispatches
received here from Warsaw state that a
serious strike of spinning operatives has
taken place there. The operatives are
mostly German Socialists. A riot oc
curred, and several collisions between
the military and strikers have taken
The End Not Yet.
Shanghai, May 14.—Further particu
lars from tbe WOO Hoo treaty port, in the
province of Holi, show that the Chinese
who took part in tlie burning of the
Catholic Mission and other European
buildings are liable to bring down upon
themselves the wrath of the British Gov
ernment. Tlie mob, it is now* stated, also
burned and looted the Custom-house
and British Consulate. Tho wife of the
British Consul, disguised as a Chinese
woman, managed with difiiculty to escape
bom the Consulate, and made her way to
Yang Tse Kiang, where, in company
With other Europeans, she took refuge oh
bluks moored in the stream. The British
Consul was wounded.
The Situation in the Northwest
Reported as Very Grave.
Several Lives Believed to Have Been
Sacrificed — Thousands of Dollars
"Worth of Valuable Lumber Wiped
Off tho Earth—A Most Desolate Ap
pearance Presented In the Regions
Over Which the Fires Have Passed.

Special to the Record-Uxio-T.
St. Paul, May 14.—Railroad dispatches
from the districts affected by forest fires
show that the situation, while not at pres
ent threatening to the railroad companies,
is most grave. Two miles east of Ash
land the forest is a seething mass of fire.
A fierce fire can also be seen across the
bay. where last night it was reported that
the danger was past.
The railway officials state that the
losses to the companies will not be worth
mentioning, but the loss to private prop
erty holders along the roads will be
heavy. Thomas M. Costello, an extensive
lumber owner along tho line of the
i Omaha road, places his loss at §200,000.
The distress among the settlers along the
' lines of the railroads is great.
Duluth, Ashland and Superior are full
of people driven out of the woods. Thou
sands ot dollars' worth of valuable pine is
uttteiiy wiped off tlie earth. Five miles
from South Superior the country pre
sents a most desolate appearance, an ex
panse of charred stumps, and for miles
and miles spiral columns of black smoke
creep upward and mingle with the murky'
atmosphere already overcharging the
Dispatches of the Duluth Railroad
Company from Black River Falls stato
that the city is surrounded by fire,
though it is not thought that the town is
iv danger.
LuniNGTON (Mich.), May 14.—The last
one of the inhabitants of Wakesville,
which burned Sunday, has now been
heard from, and the report that a number
of lives were lost proves untrue. Those
who escaped had nothing but their wear
ing apparel, and are in destitute circum
stances. .Several parties in this section
report homeless and destitute people
coming in each day.
White Cioun (Mich.), May 14.—Rains
havo subdued the forest tires in this vi
cinity. Hundreds of families are desti
| tute within twenty-live miles, and many
hundreds will have nothing to eat save
what charitable people give them. Some
of them were badly burned.
Escaxabal (Mich.), May 14.—X0 rains
have fallen in four weeks, and tbe situa
tion is very serious. The fires now doing
great damage in Delta and Menominee
continue, and spread over a vast area.
Gayi.ori) (Mich.l, May 14.—The home
of Robert Duke, a farmer of Reddington,
Montmorency County, was burned, and
two of his children perished.
Makquette (Mich.), May 14.—Forest
fires are raging about Austrian, Alger
County. The village is in serious dan
| ger. A special from Bessemer says forest
fires are raging all over Gogepic County,
and the loss in standing pine will be very
West Superior (Wis.), May 14.—A
report came to-night irom Pike Lake
that two settlers are missing, and it is
feared that they perished in the forest
Platform Adopted by the Stato Con
Louisville, May 14.—The Democratic
State Convention is still in session. A
platform was adopted to-night. It insists
that reform is the paramount question
before the American people, and de
nounces the McKinley bill as the most
outrageous measure ever passed in an
American Congress.
The platform contrasts with* it the
policy of Grover Cleveland and John G.
< 'arlisle, which would discourage the un
necessary expenditure, provide all needed
revenue, cheapen what we buy -md
open the markets of the world to the
products of our farms and factorties.
On silver, the platform says: "Recog
nizing the fact that the United States is
| the greatest silver producing country in
the world, and that both gold and silver
were equally money of the Constitution
; from the beginning ofthe republic until
i the hostile, fraudulent legislation of the
! Republican party against silver, which
; unduly contracted the circulating mc
i dium ofthe country, and feeling that the
great interest of the people demands
more money for use in the channels of
trade and commerce, we tender our grati
j tude to the Democrats of the last Con
gress for their almost unanimous vote in
both Housea in favor of free coinage, and
demand its restoration to a position of
equality before the law given it by our
Results of Ye-sterduy's Ball Games
Throughout tho East.
Chicago, May 14.—For five innings
to-day neither team was able to get a
man across the plate, but in the sixth the
Bostons' errors gave Anson's gang three
runs. In the ninth they droppod onto
Clarkson and five more runs resulted.
Score: Chicago 8, Boston 1. Batteries—
Hutchinson aud Kittredge; Clarkson and
Cincinnati, May 14.—Tlio visitors lost
the last game in the series, being unable
to hit Rod bourn at all successfully, while
several long hits were made off Hem
ming. Score: Cincinnati 4, Brooklyn <».
Batteries—Rod bourn and Clark; Hem
ming and Kinslow.
PiTTsm-iMi, May 14.—The game to-day
was a slugging match from start to finisb.
Good fielding by the home team won the
game. Score: Pittsburg 14, New York
7. Batteries—Staley, King and Fields;
{Swing and Orphosk.
('i.KVKi.AN-n, May 14.—The home team
lost tbe game this afternoon through
errors by Alvord. His errors alone are
responsible forthe Philadelphias' twelve
runs. Score: Cleveland 6, Philadelphia
12. Batteries— Beatin and Doyle; Gleason
and Clements.
Lieutenant Peary's Expedition to Leave
About June I st.
Philadelphia, May 14.—Tho Acad
emy of Natural Sciences will send an ex
pedition to the Arctic Ocean. The expedi
tion will sail from New York about June
Ist. The expedition is to be headed by
Lieutenant Peary, I'nited States Navy,
for the inland exploration of (Greenland.
Lieutenant Peary's expedition is to go
out under the auspices of the Academy of
Natural Sciences, and with the moral
backing and patronage of several other
eminent scientific societies. Peary has
formulated a scheme of crossing the "ice
blink" of Greenland on the line of his
reeounoissauce several years ago, and with
the object of locating the northern ter
minus of Greenland and filling out the
coast line, as there never have been
practical explorations by water* Tlie
programme is to charter a steamer for tho
summer months. The passengers will
consist of Lieutenant Peary and his band
of six, a party of Northmen and a party
of scientists appointed by the Faculty of
the Academy of Natural Sciences for'the
explorations through the Arctic seas.
The latter party will consist of specialists
in all branches of natural sciences.
The Rio Grando River.
Albuquerque, May 14.—The waters
are slowly subsiding, and news from
above and below this city say the river
has fallen. No damage has been done to
this city and the volume of water in the
river has so decreased that no possible
damage can issue. Tho village of Valen
cia is almost entirly wiped out. The
bridge across the Rio Ufa 1 nip at Las
Unas is impassable, and thousands of
acres of growing crops are destroyed and
a number of poor people along the river
havo been rendered homeless.
American Ticket Broke*--^ Association.
Kansas City, May 14.—Tho expected
fight in the American Ticket Brokers'
Association over the proposal to incorpo
rate the organization and placo the mem
bers under bonds, was averted to-day by
reference to a committee without instruc
tions. A resolution was passed heartily
indorsing the fearless position taken by
tho Chicago and Alton in the interest of
its people, and offering the best support
of the association to th© company in its
resistance against tho boycott.
Secretary Blame's Condition.
New York, May 14.—The doctor at
tending Mr. Blame to-night said: "The
report that Mr. Blame is worse than had
already been stated by lite members of
his family is entirely without foundation,
lie was simply taken ill with indiges
tion, which, as you know*, will lay any
one up, especially a person of advanced
years. Tho long and short of it is that
Blame is overworked, and needs rest."
Speculation as to tho Winner of tho
Great Event—Heavy Bets Laid
Against Tenny.
Special to the Record-Union.
New York, May 14.—The entries for
the Brooklyn handicap, for three-year
olds and upwards, the club to add an
amount necessary to make the gross
stakes $20,(XX>, the second horse to re
ceive $3,500, and the third horse 81,500.
mile and a quarter: Tenny 128, Burling
ton 120, Judge Morrow 118, Demuth 118,
Prince Royal 117, Tea Tray 116, Castaway
11. 115, Senorita 108, Santiago 108, Leigh
ton 106, Cousins Jeems 100, Russell 105,
Uncle Bob 100, Saunterer 100, Once Again
100, Chatham 98, Carroll 97, King Thomas
95, Nellie Bly 95.
The Tribune says of the Brooklyn
Handicap to-morrow: Tenny is a pro
nounced favorite. Senorita is handi
capped in ease of rain, but with a good
track will be close up.
The same is true of Prince Royal and
Tea Tray. Eon will do well on a wet,
heavy track. Judge Morrow, Bur
lington, Saunteren, Banquet, Denmth,
Leighton, Reporter, Russell, Loantaka,
Cousin Jems, Uncle Bob, Castaway. Car
roll and King Thomas are also expected
to start.
Dave Johnson to-night took up Joe
Thompson's $5,000 bet that neither Tea
Tray, Tenny, nor Senorita would win.
Thompson then went to the St. James
and laid the following bets with Sol
Lichtenstein: Five hundred dollars that
Tenny wasn't first; §500 tliat he wasn't
second; §500 that the wasn't third, Tenny
to start. Sol had to give Thompson $25
for the bet.
Thompson then bet $1,000 against Tenny
being first, $1,000 against his being sec
ond, and $1,000 against his being third,
with James Murphy, of Chicago, Pulsi
fer's former partner, giving Thompson
$50 for the bet. He then offered $2,000
against $10,000 on Tenny, with no takers.
The entire Tenny delegation were there.
J. Murphy, Kirk Gunn, Wm. Riley, and
other Chicago sports. Bets were offered
and not taken that Tenny would not be
the favorite at the post.
Thompson says he will lay ponies to
monkeys with the boys in this country,
and make a big book, taking any kind of
money that sounds well.
Nkw* York, May 14.—At the sale of
Senator Hearst's stable at Gravesend to
day, Tournament brought $33,500, from
Foxhall Keene.
Rhono was bought by Dan. Honig for
£3,500. J. B. McCormick bought Baliarat
for $4,100.
Sir Launcelot went to the Glondale
Stables for ?1,:_00: Miss Belle to Diesti,
$_,H>o; Valetta to Clark Maxwell, 81,000;
King Thomas to D. McCarthy, $4,000;
Anarchist to Charles Jenkins, £1,_00; Yo
semite to J. Towe, $6,rt00; J. B. to Frank
Taylor, $1,800; Snowball to J. Campbell,
$2,700; Fireworks to T. Randolph, Sl,900:
Algeron to Edmund Foster, $6,100; War
path, by Warwick or Ban Fox-Second
Hand, by Stoekweil, to F. Gebhardt, sJt>,
--000; Atlas, by Hydor Ali-Fidelity, by
I.onglield, to M. Barretts, £400; St. Denis,
by St. Blaise-Golitah, by 111-Used, to
Glendalc Stables, $2,250: Canvas, by For
ester-Alice Bruce, by Followcraft, to F.
Gebhardt, $2,100; Osric, by Cheviot-Ab
bey, by Norfolk, to Walcott A Campbell,
$t),»>00; Gonzales, by Cheviot-Carrie C,
by Scamperdon, to Walcott A Campbell,
$6,100; Vernon, by Cheviot-Nellie Col
lier, by Joe Hooker, to Walcott A* Camp
bell, $7,500; Merced, by Cheviot-Mer
cedes, by Lodi, to Green B. Morris, §3,000.
Ministers Urjred to Preach Against
Their Formation.
Chicago, May 14.—The fourth annual
Christian Conference of the secret lodge
system convened here to-day, delegates
being present from all over the country.
The topic for discussion was "Temper
ance Orders," the opening paper beifig
read by Rev. A. Thompson of Bartlett,
lowa. He believed that secret societies
were doing more than anything else to
disrupt tho church. In his experience
temperance lodges had detracted greatly
from the Sunday-school.
The topic was discussed at length.
lnthe afternoon a paper was read by
Rev. C. T. Hawley, agent of the National
Christian Association, on "Industrial
Orders." The laboring classes, he said,
should organize for mutual instruction,
benefit and political action, but the
minute they become secret orders it be
comes wrong, from the very fact that
secrecy breeds corruption.
Rev. C. D. Trumbull of the Moi~ning
Sun of lowa, in a lengthy paper said that
every minister ought to have an opinion
on the subject of secret societies. H they
would all come out and preach against
the evil the results would be wonderful.
The Czarowitz.
St. Petersburg, May 14.—Official dis
patches received here from Japan in re
gard to tho condition of the Czarowitz
announced that his physicians are satis
fied with his progress toward recovery.
An Oil Operator Killed in the
Streets of Los Angeles.
Disastrous Firo at Tomalos — Argu
ment ln tbe Olsen Murder Trial to
be Concluded To-Day—A Hollister
Youth Testifies to Ha vine: Sot Fire
to a Building Becnnso Commanded
to by nis Father—Henry Lens Held
to Answer for tho Murder of Oscar
Special to the Record-Union.
Los Angeles, May 14.—Joe Dye, a
well-known oil operator of Ventura, was
shot and killed here this afternoon at
3:20 by Nate Bradlicld. The latter fired
both barrels of a double-barrel shotgun
from the second-story of the Arlington
House, on Los Angeles street, as Dye
was walking past. Nino of the buckshot
struck Dye, one just above the heart, and
he died in seven minutes, without speak
A stray shot struck and wounded a
man named Riley, but not seriously.
The shooter and his victim had been
business partners, and it is believed the
difficulty was from a dispute about oil
lands, in which Dye was coming out
Ahead. Bradfleld was arrested.
About live years ago Dye shot and
killed a man in the Sespe who had ac
cused him of seducing his wife.
Bradiield is a nephew of Udell, a prom
inent oil operator of Ventura County.
Small Prices Realized at the Sale at
San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 14.—A big crowd
assembled at Killip ft Co.'s stock yards
on Market and Van Ness Avenue this
morning, tho attraction being the Haggin
sale of roadsters, work horses, mules and
Shetland ponies. More were on hand out
of curiosity than to purchase, and prices
were generally low, and the first forty
went at an average of $150. A bay filly
by \ ictor, out of a mare by Kentuck v
brought 1280. and her mate; a mare by
Victor, out of a mare by Bismarck, went
at tlie same price. A chestnut mare by
Kentucky dam by Echo, went, after
lively bidding, at $310. Brown filly hy
Western, dam by Young Bismarck,
brought $225. Bay filly by Victor, dam
by Kentucky, $245. Chestnut filly by
Kentucky, dam by Berlin, $175.
The geldings brought about the same
ay, rage prices as the mares. Among
those that brought good figures were
chestnut gelding by Bismarck, dam by
Muldoon, $200. Chestnut gelding by
Kentucky, dam by Alexander, *2<is. A
pair ot brown geldings by Westmont,
brought |180 each. Bay gelding by Ad
mirable was knocked down at $275. Bay
gelding by Western} dam by Honesty,
Tho Relatives Successful in Breaking
tho Will.
Stockton, May 14.—The jury in the
Carpenter will contest, which has been on
trial for fifteen days, to-day brought in a
verdict for contestants that tho deceased
was of unsound mind. The estate in
volved is worth $75,000. C. W. Carpenter
and C K. Bailey were partners in farm
ing and stock-raising many years ago,
and when Carpenter died five years ago
he Milled his property to Bailey's chil
dren. Vermont brothers and sisters of
the deceased contested the will, and four
years ago won the case, but the Supreme
Court reversed it. This was the second
trial, and the verdict on special issues is
again for the heirs. Carpenter never
married, and had no relatives in this
Hollister, May 14.—The examination
of George Mankins on a charge of arson
resulted in his being held. On April Bth
the house of William Keily, a neighbor
of Mankins, was burned. Suspicion for
some time rested on a Spaniard, whom
Charles Mankins, son ofthe defendant,
claimed to have seen in the vicinity on
the day of the fire. About the first of
this month, however, it was discovered
that the boy Charles, who is about four
teen years of age, had a pistol which was
in Kelly's house, and which was sup
posed to havo been destroyed by the fire.
Young Mankins was arrested and after
examination was held to answer. He
testified that he burned the building be
cause he was ordered to do so by his
father. The elder Mankins denied all
knowledge of the fire, Imt was held to
answer with bail fixed at $1,000.
Charged With Murder.
Red Bluff, May 14.—Henry K. Long,
was held to answer before the Superior
Court this morning for the murdor of
Oscar Crandall. The only direct evi
dence against Long was"that of the Boy
den brothers, one of whom is also
charged with the crime. They allege
that Long confessed committing the
murder to them. Tho defense introduced
no evidence, and moved for tho discharge
of tho prisoner. This was overruled.
Grove L. Johnson and sons of Sacra
mento are Long's attorneys.
The examination of Mitchell Boyden
and Hughes, charged with the same
crime, is now proceeding. A motion for
the release of Long upon bonds in any
amount up to $20,000 was taken under ad
Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows.
San Francisco, May 14.—The Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows to-day elected the
following grand officers: J. N. E. Wil
son, of San Rafael, Grand Master; G. M.
Stoekweil, of Los Angeles, Deputy Grand
Master; J. F. Thompson, of "Eureka,
Grand Warden; W. B. Lyon, of San
Francisco, Grand Secretary; C. D. Le
mont, of San Francisco, Grand Treasurer:
John Glassen, of Grass Valley, (rrand
Representative; S. Wadham and E. F.
White, of San Francisco, and H. D. Rich
ardson, of Valiejo, Grand Representa
High Court of Foresters.
Santa Rosa, May 14.—The High Court
of Foresters to-night elected the follow
ing officers: Chief Ranger, J. D. Case;
High Sub-Chief Ranger, J. J. Cardy;
High Secret-try, C. H. Bremer; High
Treasurer, P. C. Hensley: High Senior
Woodward, William Mead; High Junior
Woodward, R. B. Bellate; High Senior
Beadle, S. Berel; High Junior Beadle, W.
C. Burroughs: Trustees—J. E. Ryan, H.
O. Logan and A. Dijean. The Court de
cided to meet in Napa in 1892.
Troops for the National Parks.
San Francisco, May 14.—Trops I and
and X of tho Fourth United States Cav
alry, which havo been stationed at the
Presidio, left here on a special train this
afternoon for the national reservations in
the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia Park,
they having been "detailed recently to
protect the reservations from the depre
dations of vandals and would-be settlers.
The troops are provided with hill camp
ing equipments, and will remain in the
reservations until November next.
Tamasese's Funeral.
San Francisco, May 14.—The steam
ship Alameda arrived late this afternoon
from Sydney, via Auckland aud Hono
lulu. Sho brings advices that the funeral
of Tamasese, the Samoan Vice-King, who
died April 17th, was conducted quietly.
A large number of natives gathered from
all parts of the island. The ceremony
was conducted by tho pastor of tho Lou
don Mission.
Disatrous Fire at Tomales.
Petaluma, Maj* 14.—A dispatch from
Tomales this morning says that a lire
broke out in tho Union Hotel last night
and burned it, a livery stable adjoining,
a meat market, barber shop, tin-shop and
saloon on the east side ot Main street.
Loss, about §20,000; insuranco unknown.
Olsen Murder Trial.
Merced, May 14.—The delenso in tho
Ivctt murder ease closed at 5 V. M. to-day.
Reddy will make tho closing argument
to-morrow morning.
The Esmeralda's Movements.
City or Mexico, May 14.—A delayed
telegram from Acapulco states that the
Esmeralda left that port, having sought
several favors which wero refused. She
received a telegram from tho United
Statc-s, and then went to meet the Itata.
A Manzanillo telegram says the Captain
of a fishing boat there claims that his
vessel was nearly run down before day
light by a largo steamer without lights,
bound north.
Charged With Embezzlement.
McPhekson (Mass.), May 14.—Presi
dent Hoagland, of the Second National
Bank of this city, who was shot on March
2A last in a mysterious manner just be
fore tbo bank foiled, was arrested this
morning on complaint of Dunkard Col
lege of this city, the embezzlement of
9_S-00 being charged.
It Recommends that No More Immi
gration bo Allowed from Lower
Italy or Sicily.
Special to the Record-Union.
N kw Orleans, May 14.—The Commit
tee of Fitly mado its report to the Mayor
to-night. It says, in part:
"The first work of the committee was
to obtain from the Chief of Police a re
port of ninety-four assassinations by
Italians aud Sicilians, where the accused
escaped for want of evidence. Then fol
lows an account of the assassination of
Chief of Police Hennessy: "The result
of the trial demonstrated to the people
that no one was safe from tho mysteri
ous hand that was operating regardless
of law. It was ouly when this fear grew
iuto absolute conviction that the peoplo
rose in their might, took the law iuto
their hands, and then followed the event
of March Hth."
The report then at length goes on to
show the existence of the Mafia, and tells
of a visit made to the Italian Consul to
secure information. "He stated that he
was ready to co-operate with the commit
tee, and would prepare a renort contain
ing information in his possession. He
was convinced of tho existence of the
Matia, and had a strong suspicion as to
who were the leaders. He furnished the
committee with the names.
"He stated that prior to Hennessy's
assassination he had in some way in
curred the displeasure of a coterie com
posed principally of the men who met
their death at the parish prison. They
invited him to supper, and although lie
partook only of oyster soup, he was taken
desperately ill that night with symptoms
of poisoning, and he was satisfied that his
life had been attempted. The written in
formation he promised never came. After
some delay he told the committee that it
being an extra judicial body he did uot
feel warranted in giving information.
"During the interview with him the
committee called his attention to a pub
lished statement in a New York paper to
the ellect that the Mayor had attempted
an extra judicial body, but its object was
frustrated owing to his (Cortes) earnest
Erotests and the intervention of Mr.
lame. Wo reminded him that promi
nent Italian citizens had called on the
committee before the mass meeting last
fall and approved a pacific course, and
asked him how ho reconciled his pub
lished statement with this. Ho replied
that the statements made in the New
York Tribune were made as an indi
vidual, not as Consul, and that the report
j greatly exaggerated his statements."
The committee, in pointing out the
remedies in the existing trouble, sug
gested regulation in immigratiou, reform
in tho criminal laws and administration
of criminal justice law, recognizing the
existence of the bar association and en
dowing it with full power to try and dis
bar any attorney whose evil practices
render him unworthy of being an officer
ofthe court.
The only radical remedy which sug
gested itself was to urge the entire prohi
bition of immigration from Sicily and
lower Italy. It was fouud necessary to
prohibit Chinese immigration, and Con
gress passed the necessary law. The
danger to California was no greater than
the danger to this State from Sicilians and
lower Italians. They are undesirable
citizens, and there is no reason why they
should be allowed to participate in the
blessings of freedom and civilization,
which they are not only unable to appre
ciate but which they refuse to under
stand and accept.
The Grand Jury was called together to
day to act on the published statements of
the Italian Consul Corte, that he frus
trated a lot of Italians from vengeance on
the Mayor and others. Corte was called
before the Grand Jury, but said he had
been misinterpreted by the newspapers.
There was a strong feeling against the
Italians here, and he had simply used
his best efforts in favor of peace and
An El Paso Paper Refused Transmis
sion Through the Malls.
El Paso, May 14.—The entire mail edi
tion of the El Paso Times was confiscated
and refused transmission through the
mail yesterday morning by the Postmas
ter of this place because the paper con
tained a synopsis of tho Louisiana Su
premo Court decision to compel the
Louisiana Secretary of State to submit to
the people of that State at the next elec
tion the amendment passed by the Gen
eral Assembly extending the charter of
the lottery company. The Business
Manager ofthe Times swore out a war
rant for the Postmaster's arrest on the
charge of unlawfully detaining mail mat
ter and refusing its transmission through
the mails. The Postmaster was taken be
fore the United States Commissioner,
who bound him over to appear for a hear
ing to-day. It is stated the same matter
was published in the Republican paper
here and no protest was made against it
by the Postmaster. !
WHOLE ISTO. 15,409.
Americans Duped by Fraudulent
Agents in England.
Collision Near Gibraltar Betwoon Brit
ish and Italian Steamers — Recent
Reports from Chile Say that tho
Stories About tho Successes of the
Insurgents aro Doe to rod by tho
English — Tho People in Govmnny
Grumbling at tho Young Kaiser's
Special to the Rxcoßn-ITxiox.
London, May 14.—1n spito of the re
peated warnings se.it from time to time
by the I'nited States legation here, and
by the press of America, concerning the
fraudulent character of tho so-called
English estate agents in Amorica, recent
developments show that the warnings
have been unheeded, and the number of
dupes are increasing instead of diminish
During the past few weeks more letters
than over have been received from Amer
ica inquiring alter imaginary estates of
fabulous sums awaiting tho writers in
the Bank of Knglaud.
Tliis correspondence, as far back as
Mr. Lowell's time, grew to sncb enor
mous proportions that all letters of this
description had to be answered by private
circulars. During Lincoln's term of
Office nearly all the letters have como
from small country towns, showing that
tbe agents find them the most profitable
fields. Texas, Kansas, b>wa and the far
West seem to be especially productive,
although letters are receive- from all
parts ofthe United States.
Of all claims investigated, not one has
been found to bave bad any valid it v
whatever. Claimants should also bear in
mind that the Statute of limitations tixed
the period with which unclaimed estates
revert to the Crown, and this period ia
twenty years. There are no lane earns
of money awaiting claimants in the Bank
of England.
Tho Reports of Hut ties Said to Havo
Itccn Doctored.
New York, May 14.—The Herald says:
A railroad engineering contractor, just
arrived from Chile, says nearly all tho
cabled accounts of battles In Chile be
tween the Government forces and the in
surgents are "doctorod" by the Knglish.
"The insurgents havo not gained a single
battle of any consequence," he said, "sinco
the rebellion begun. Tho only territory
controlled by tbe insurgents is that of
Iquique, Antofagasta and two other
places. Tlie people there are in sym
pathy with the insurgents. The insur
gents have no foothold in Chile proper.
Che insurgents, he added, can get no
volunteers. They aro fighting disci
plined soldiers with a disorganized mob.
fhey are mainly supported by the mill
ionaire Edward, the English in Val
paraiso and Colonel Nortb, the nitrate
king. The insurgents get coal and cat
tle from tramp coasting steamers. Ido
not believe the rebellion will last sixty
days longer. The Government has -10,
--000 soldiers in the held, is well equipped
and with abundant supplies. Tbe in
surgents have about B.ooft These are not
well drilled or organized and are poorly
equipped and Buffering from tho lack of
the necessaries of life."
A Disaster Averted.
Girraltkr, May 14. — What might
have been a repetition of the fearful Uto
pia disaster occurred last nightotl' Europa,
Point, very near the spot where, March
16th last, the Utopia sank, carrying down
with her a largo number of her passen
gers and crew. The British steamer Buc
caneer collided with the Italian steamer
Stura, on board of which wero a largo
number of Italian emigrants for tho
I'nited States. A scene of wild contusion
followed, and it was with ditlicultv some
of the emigrants were restrained from
thro wing themselves into the water. An
investigation showed the bows of the
; Stura were stove and tlie side of the Bu<
j cancer was badly damaged. Nobody on
I cither steamer was seriously hurt.
No Revolution In Portugal.
London, May 14.—Tho Lisbon corre
spondent of the Times denies the reports
of a revolutionary movement in Portugal
and asserts that the country is in a tran
quil condition.
Madrid, May 14.—Sensational reports
in connection with the situation in Portu
gal aro being circulated. Justicia, tho
Kepublican organ, says the King of
Portugal is disposed to abdicate the tlirono
shoulu the Ministers come to the conclu
sion that such a step is necessarj*.
Trichinosis In Germany.
Berlin, May 14.—Despite all the efforts
of the Government to stamp out tho dis
ease, trichinosis continues to exist in
somo parts of Germany. Six persons
havo recontly died of tho malady iv
Mcining. and fourteen more aro suffering
from its attack. Thero seems little doubt
that the pork which causes tho diseaso in
these instances was of domestic produc
tion, bnt the prevalence of tho disease is
made the basis of renewed condemnation
of American pork.
The Younu Kaiser.
Berlin, May 14.—The young Kalser'a
character and eccentricities are being dis
cussed with a freedom hitherto unknoAvn
in Germany for years. Everybody is
wondering what the Emperor will do
next, and speculating where the empire
will land if he persists in using "his
policy," as he is pleased to term it. In a
nutshell, tho people are grumbling, and
there is a widespread spirit of complaint,
which is becoming very serious.
Redmond's Salary Stopped.
Dublin, May 14.—At a meeting last
night of the electors of North Wexford it
was resolved to stop payment of the
salary of John E. Redmond, who repre
sents North Wexford in Parliament, and
devote the money thus saved to the relief
of evicted tenants. Redmond is oneof
Parnell's onvoys now in the United
States to collect funds for tho Parnell
Parnell Politically Dead.
Liverpool, May 14.—Michaol Davitt
and family sailed to-day for Quebec, en
route for San Francisco. In an interview
previous to his departure Davitt said:
"After the next general electiou Parnell
will havo only four followers. Except
as a private member of Parliament, Par
nell is as dead as a dodo."
Simply a Legal Question.
Rome, May 14.—Kudini, in the Cham
ber of Deputies to-day, discussing the
New Orleans affair, said it waa simply a
le^al question. European sympathy was
with Italy, and he hoped for a friendly
solution of the questions involved.

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