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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 72.
THE BROOKLYN HANDICAP. Pulsifer's Tenny Carries Off the Coveted Prize. THIRTY THOUSAND PEOPLE WITNESS Secrotnry Blame's Health Greatly Im proved—A "Woman In Texas Poisons IHor "Whole Family by Putting; '*Rouj_h on Rats" ln tho Soup—Pro ceedings of the Conference of Chari ties—The 1-oekout of Switchmen on the Northwestern Still Unsettled. Special to the Record-Union. Gravesend. May 15.—The Brooklyn handicap has beon run and Tenny is the winner. For a time it looked as though the pleasure of the immense throng, thirty thousand or more, would be sadly marred by rain, but about noon the sun shone ma faint, half-hearted way through tbe haze, and every one heaved a sigh of relief. Tho heart of every sportsman yearned through the preceding events, to the great handicap event, which was placed fourth on the card. The conditions and opening situation were: Brooklyn Jockey Club handicap, for three-year-olds and upward, £200 each, half forfeit, or §50 if declared; the club to add an amount necessary to make the gross value of the stake $20,000; of which the second was to receive $3,500, ■nd the third §1,500; mile aud a quarter. The starters were Tenny, 128 (Barnes); Burlington, 120 (Miller); Riley, 120' (Taylor); Judge Morrow, 118 (Q. Coving ton); Demuth, US (McLaughlin); Prince Royal, 117 (Garrison); Tea Tray, 116 (Moore): Castaway 11, 116 (Tarali; Senor ita, 111 (Hayward); Banquet, 108 (Hamil ton!: Eon, Ki^' I.amlcy:; Santiago. 118 (M. Bergen); Loantaka, 112 (Bergen); Cousin Jcems, 100 (Fitzgerald); Russell 105 (Lit tlefiela); Uncle Bob, 100 (Flynn): Saun terer, 100 (Martin); Once Again, 100 (Stevenson); Carroll, 87 (AL Covington); King Thomas, 95 (C. Hillj; Nellie Bly, 95 (Weber). Everyone was full of excitement, and the crush in the betting riug was tre mendous. One hundred and eighteen bookmakers were doing business, but even they could not even begin to supply the speculative wants vf tbe crowd. Whon the horses turned and faced the starter the noise in the grand stand sank io a murmur, and all eyes were turned toward the post. Alter two false breaks They all got together in a close bunch, well in motion, and the red tlag Hashed through the air. The mighty struggle was in full swing. As they swept towards the stand three-year-old Russell took the lead, running under a strong pull, and with Nellie Bly, Once Again and Santiago lapped on him, and Riley and King Thomas bringing up the rear. They ran in this order around the lower turn, and those who had bet on Tenny commenced to get anxious. As tho started up the back-stretch Santiago went up to Russell's head, and the two ran locked lor a quarter, while Burlington commenced to occupy a prominent position, and Teuny also moved up. As they struck the upper turn the pace commenced to quicken, and Russell 101 l back beaten, leaving Santiago in front. Ho, in turn, gave way to Loan taka, who piloted tho held up the stretch, but soon gave up, and Tenny showed in front, closely pressed by Judge Morrow. Three-sixteenths from the finish Barnes went to whipping, and for a fraction of a second the favorite faltered. A cry, and a despairing ono, was set up that "Tenny is beaten." It did look like it, butTenny rospondod nobly. The race was not his yet, however, for Garrison was working frantically on Prince Royal, and Tea Tray was rapidly moving* up from the! rear. The excitement was intense. Hats, bonnets, handkerchiefs, umbrellas and parasols were thrown into the air, and Cries of "Tenny. Tenny," "Prince Royal wins," "Come on Tea Tray," were heard on all sides. It was a grand struggle, but Tenny held his antagonists safe, and P-OBCq the finish two good lengths in front of Prince Royal, who beat Tea Tray a short head for second money. A grin of delight spread all over the bla.-k face of "Pike" Barnes as he glanced back over his shoulder and realized lhat the race, was won. The time, 2:10, wa_ nothing out ofthe common, but it was a grand race. Barnes was placed in a floral horse shoe and carried to the dressing-rooms. He has won the Futurity, Junior, Cham pion and Brooklyn, and says his ambi tion is now to ride the winner of the Suburban. The other races were: Six furlongs, Kingston won. Kings bridge second, Charley Post third. Time 1:16. Mile and sixteenth, Longstreet won, Leighton second, Madstone third. Time 1:49. Expectation stakes, two-year-olds, half mile, Oaric won, Yorkville Belle second, Coxswain third. Time 49) seconds. Two-year-olds, four furlongs. I„iughing Water won. Lady Washington second. Mount Vernon third. Time46| seconds. Mile and sixteenth. Benedictine won, Musterlode second, <*alifet third. Time AT I.oriSVII.LE. Lorisviu._, May 15.—Three-year-olds and upward, one mile, Royal Garter won. Governor Wheeler second", Ordney third. Time, l_4s|. Two-year-olds, five furlongs. Bracelet won. Backhound second, Strathmail third. Timo, 1:0-1. Dolbec handicap, three-year-olds and upward, one mile, Proctor Knott won. in second, Marion C. third. Time. l:4_J. Three-year-olds and upward, mile and Eteenth, Bob L. won, Nina Archer 1. J. T. third. Time. Ufifig. Mile and a sixteenth, Brandolette won, Rudolph second, Dollikens third. Time, 1:52j. CAPITAL AXD LABOR. No Mew Features — Northwestern Switchmen's Ix>ckout. CHICAGO, May 15.—The situation on the Northwestern road, uaffected by the discharge of all the switchmen and yard maeten, developed no new features this morning. General Manager Whitman is constantly in receipt of telegrams from all points on the ayatem, and without ex ception they report an encouraging state of aftairs. (,rand Master Sweeney and Vice-Grand master Howling of the Switchmen's I'nion, called on General Manager Whit man to-day and aaked lor a statement of the grounds on which the lockout was declared. Whitman said the company's position was fully set forth in the statements to the press, the sul>st:mee of which was sent in those dispatches yesterday, and if they had any reply to make to the'state ment thoy must put it in writing. The interview was not at all satisfactory to the union men, who went away in a bad humor. It is understood tliat President Sargent ofthe Federation of Trainmen will be here to-morrow, and important develop ments is expected. THE RECORD-UNION. a compromise. Columbus (Ohio), May 15.—The ma chine miners and operators in Hocking Valley have reached a compromise for the coming year, whereby old prices will be paid for all work oxcept room-turn turning, which has advanced to forty six and a half cents per ton. ASSAULTED BY STRIKERS. Uniontown, May 15. — Hungarian strikers assaulted two Italian deputies at Leith this morning, beating them se verely. The assailants then robbed one of the deputies named Tony of his re volver, a watch and $100 in money. Both were badly hurt. THE MOREWOOD SHOOTING. Greensburg (Perm.), May 15.—Tho Grand Jury to-day, in the case of A. J, Loar aud his deputies, charged with mur der at the Morewood riot, returned true bills against all except Steve Cairns. ASSOCIATED CHARITIES. Topics Discussed Before the Conven tion at Indianapolis. Indianafolis, May 15. —"Tho Care and Treatment of the Insane" was the topic for discussion at the Conference of Chari ties and Corrections this morning. The report of tlie committee was read by Albert R. Moulton, M. I>., of Boston. This was followed by a paper on "De tention of the Insane," by Dr. W. B. Fletcher of Indianapolis. The remain der of" tho morning session was taken up in the discussion of other subjects. Dr. Dewey, Superintendent of the Kan kakee (111.) Asylum, Oscar Craig, of Rochester, N. V., and H. H. Giles, par ticipated in the discussion. The afternoon was devoted to sectional meetings for the discussion of the phases ot charitable and correctionable work. "The Child Problem in Cities" was the topic for tho evening, and was opened with the report of the committee having the question in charge, an interesting paper being read by Homer C. Folks, of Philadelphia, on the case of delinquent children. He spoke of certain evils which seemed of interest in the reforma i tory system, in spite of untiring zeal on the part ofthe managers and officers, and said that the society in Philadelphia de , termincd to try in earnest the old experi ment of placing children in fannies. The result had been more encouraging than most of the members had dared to hope. It greatly improved physical health, quickened the mental activities by regu lar attendance at school, and new associa tions and interests were the growth of moral sense, etc. The discussion of tliis matter occupied the remainder of the session. Forged Certificates. New York, May 15.—1t leaked out at closing time that a loan disclosed a num ber of forged receipts drawn by Medad W. Stone, in his own name, for cotton supposed to be stored in the cotton ware house of the American Dock and Trust Company at Stuten Island. Stone was President of the American Dock and Trust Company, and is said to have forged largo numbers of certificates be sides those which were brought to light to-day, and is said to have borrowed huge sums on them from the banks of ! this and other Eastern cities. He died a lew weeks ago, and was supposed to be very wealthy. The loan in which the forged certificates were discovered to-day is pledged for $.0,000. At present the ' total amount of certiticates outstanding cannot be ascertained, but it is believed to be very large. Blown Up With Dynamite. Oak Grove (Mo.), May 15.—The house of Daniel Morgan, a quiet and reputable citizen, three miles south of here, was de molished by an explosion of dynamite last night. It is not known who perpe trated the outrage. Mrs. Morgan's collar bone was broken, and she was otherwise injured. Morgan was badly injured, The children escaped unhurt. The Stewart Estate. New York, May 15.—1n the action of Sarah Branagh against William P. Smith, to recover an interest in the estate of the late A. T. Stewart, Circuit Court Judge \\ allace this morning rendered a decision adverse to plaintill", on the ground that i she is a non-resident alien. He directed the jury to render a verdict for the de fendaut. Poisoned Hor Whole Family. Austin (Texas), May 15.—Mrs. Heaf j sheth, the wile of a highly respected citi ! Zen, attempted to poison her whole family j by putting "Rough on Rats" in the soup. ! Mrs. Perry, an aunt, died in great agony j last night, whilo Mr. Heafsheth stands a chance of recovery. Mrs. Heafsheth is demented. Indictments for Murder. Deadwood (N. D.), May 15.—Tho grand jury of Mead County returned five indictments for murder against the as sailants of Few Tails, a friendly Indian killed last winter by cowboys when on a hunting expedition. stricken With Apoplexy. Chicago, May 15.—John C. Gait, a well-known retired railroad man, con nected at different times with the Chicago and Northwestern, St. Paul aud Queen and Crescent systems, was stricken with apoplexy here to-day. Ho may recover. snow in Wyoming. Cheyenne (Wyo.), May 15.—Twelve inches of snow fell to-d^y at Sherman, forty miles west of here, the highest point <ii the Union Pacific road. Several inches of soft snow fell here, but the weather is not cold and the cattle ranges will be im mensely benefited. Kentucky Democrats. liOuisviLLE. May 15.—The State Demo cratic Convention nominated ex-Con gressman John Young Brown of Hen derson, for Governor on the thirteenth ballot. MoAlford of Lexington, was nominated for Lieutenant-Governor. An Arkansas Feud. Atkins (Ark.), May 15.—Meager par ticulars have been received ofthe murder of Adam and Seth Hartley, by Dr. G. H. Home of Vau Buren County, last Wed nesday. A feud has existed between the two families lor a longtime. Blame's Condition. New Yokk, May 15.—Secretary of J State Blame at last reports to-night is resting very comfortably. His physician Ban him this evening, and said his condi tion was better than at any time during the day. —, Hanged. Tni.NTON (Ga.), May 15.—Rufus Moore, colored, waa hanged here at noon to-day. The crime for which he suffered was I the murder of Henry Slay, in June, IS9O. Five thousand people saw the execution. California Fruits. Nkw York, May 15.—The Commercial Bulletin says: The prices thus far mado ; on California fruits are considered rather j too high for liberal buying, in view oftho prospects of a large pack. Death of a Weil-Known Minister. Peru (Ind.), May 16.—Rev. Walter L. Huffman, one of the oldest and best j known Methodist ministers in the coun- I try, died here this morning, aged 75 !' years. Glanders Epidemic. Mechamcsbi'rg .Ohio), May 15.—At TraderavUle, about five miles south of here, the glanders is epidemic. A uum -1 ber of horses have been killed. SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 16, 1891. IN FOREIGN LANDS. Popular Feeling in Chile on the Side of the Insurgents. BALMACEDA'S LIFE BELIEVED TO BE IN DANGER. Nineteen People Drowned by the Col lision of a Fiat-Boat With a Steamer —The Killing; of a Smuggler on tho Spanish Frontier Leads to a Seri ous Collision Between the Authori ties and Sympathizers of the For mer—Daring Escape of a Prisoner Special to the Rkcokd-Union. New York, May 15.—Reports from Chile to the middle of April state that the fall of Coquimbo and Talcahuano were soon expected. All news from the terri tory of the insurgents is kept from the Valparaiso newspapers by the Govern ment, which also supervises all news papers dispatches. The Government claims to have an army of 30,000, and is pressing into service every eligible man or boy to be found. Harvesters have been forced to leavo the wheat in the fields, but the crop this year is so large that tho railways are still taxed to the uttermost to bring it to seaboard. Business is at a standstill, and the people depressed. The popular feeling seems to be with the insurgents, and they are supported by the church also. Balmaceda has made many enemies, and may be killed whether he wins or loses. Bal maceda has four torpedo boats, one transport, and two torpedo cruisers, the Almirante Lynch and Alniiraute Cordell. The insurgents have twenty ironclad cruisers and transports. "Valparaiso is well protected by forts and a garrison of five thousand men, and is not likely to be attacked, as there are so many insurgent and foreign interests there. The insurgents have all the for eign ports from whence the most revenue is derived. AMERICAN GOLD. Reasons for Its Purchase by tho For eign Powers. Berlin, May 15.—The heavy imports of American gold into Europe in general and Germany in particular have drawn the attention of financiers to the matter. In an interview to-day with a representa tive of the Associated Press, Herr Bleichroder, who shares the Roths childs' financial power on the con tinent, said: "All the gold com ing here from England and France is re.hipped to Russia, which coun try has been draining quite heavily from Berlin, and still heavier from London, and in order to protect the Bank of England so as not to drain its re sources, American gold was cabled for. Had the Russian demand been met by the withdrawal of gold irom London and Berlin, the rate of discount of the banks of those cities would have risen six or seven per cent. In the present state of affairs this would simply mean ruin to thousands. We advoided it by buying American gold." When asked what Russia wanted with all this gold, and If sho is preparing for war, Bleichroder said: "You can state with absolute certainty that for three years Russia will not think of war. I have received to-day positive information that she is upon a point of changing her armament, and it will take three years to do this. Ido not fear war. at least from Russia. I look with more distrust upon the condition of the Western bourses. Look at the London market. It is glutted with South Ameri can securities. Not one of those, republics can meet its obligations, and' the consequence may be a great crash. North American securities and railroad bonds will not be affected except by a general feeling of distrust. You can tell the Associated Press that the Americans have no reason to feel nervous about gold taken away. It will soon float back. Russia has to repay large loans, and that is the reason she is accumulating all the gold she can. By-and-by it must be paid out." When asked if they will not need gold to perfect the new Russian loan, Herr Bleichroder said: "Neither tho Roths childs, myself nor any other bank will advance a cent to Russia until things are more secure than they are now." TROUBLE IN GIBRALTAR. Battle Bet-ween Officers and Sympa thizers of a Smuggler. Gibraltar, May 15.—A patrol of Spanish soldiers and a number of tho To bacco Company's guards yesterday even ing surprised a smuggler near the fron tier and attempted his capture, when tho smuggler opened fire upon the soldiers and guards. The latter returned the fire, killing the smuggler. To-day the inhab itants of the village near where the inci dent occurred, being iv sympathy with the dead sniuggler.and bitterly opposed to those who killed him, attacked a number of guards, firing upon the company's em ployes and wounding two of them se verely. The officials replied by firing on their assailants, killing two and wound iug others. Finally the authorities were compelled to summon the military in or der to quell the disturbance. The troops were able to separate the combatants, but great excitement still prevails on the frontier, and further trouble is antici pated. FRENCH MURDER STORY. An Ex-Officer of Customs Confesses to Murderous Crimes. Paris, May 15.—The police of Landers have arrested a man named Meunior for murder and other crimes. Meunier, who is an ex-officer of the customs and a wid ower with two sons, courted a wealthy girl named Jactel, who rejected him be cause he was poor. Meunior then en gagod in a number of robberies, and finally murdered a priest and his serv ant. Having got some money he re newed his suit, but the girl's mother ob jected to the man's children. Meunier then set fire to the girl's residence, the occupauts of which had a narrow escape. Meunior had not been detected in nny of these crimes. After another interview with the girl, who seemed to be willing to marry him, he smothered his eldest boy, and finally sbot and seriously in jured the girl's brother. When arrested Meunier confessed to all but the double murder. CURE FOR TUBERCULOSIS. Patients Cured by the Transfusion of Goat's Blood. Paris, May 15.— Professor Bernheim has submitted his report to the Academy of Medicine. Regarding experiments made to cure tuberculosis by the trans fusion of goat's blood, the Professor in this report says that fourteen patients have been treated by this system and that two of them in the last stage of anaemia were cured. Ten of the remain ing number, su tiering from tuberculosis, the report adds, have greatly improved under the new treatment, and the last two of the fourteen patients, both of whom wero in an advanced stage of con sumption, died six weeks after receiving the first transfusion. Professor Bern heim declares the treatment has an im portant effect in the first stages ol" con sumption, but adds it should not be used in the last stages. TAXATION IN MEXICO. Tho Economic Conference Completes a New System. Washington, Jf ay IS.—The Bureau of American Republics has information from the City of Mexico regarding tho revision of the Mexican system of taxation. An economic conferenco, composed of dele gates from each State, has reached certain conclusions of great importance, which will probably be adopted. It is proposed, first, that all the interior custom-houses be abolished, and all im ported merchandise having complied with the Customs laws at the port of entry shall pass unimpeded to its des tination; second, iv tho place of the existing internal duties, an indirect tax is to be substituted, to be collected from the consumer, and to be uniform throughout the republic at a rate not to exceed eight per cent, ad valorem on all articles, except tobacco and spirits, the rate on which shall be determined from time to time. The revenues from this tax shall belong to the States that collect them, and those collected in tho Federal districts and Territories shall bo paid into the Federal treasury. Commissioner Qulnton's Death. Simla, May 15.—A dispatch received here from Manipur shows that Chief Commissioner Quinton and the officers who lost their lives were not the victims of a massacre. The evidence given at the trials recently and now taking place by several prominent Manipuri insurgents captured by British troops, proves that the Chief Commissioner and his colleagues were beheaded by a public executioner under orders of a Manipur Major. These men were found guilty by a military tribunal which had been in session at Manipur. A Prisoner's Escape. Berlin, May 15.—At Coblentz a pris oner escaped in a daring manner after murdering the Warden of tho prison. The prisoner attracted the attention of tho officer by knocking on the door of his cell. When the Warden appeared the. prisoner struck him "rtith a pitcher, stun ning him. He then seized the Warden's sword, and before the injured man could collect his senses he ran him through the body with the sword, killing him. The murderer coolly donned the dead officer's uniform and walked out in freedom. Nineteen People Drowned. St. Petersburg, May 15.—A flat-boat containing a number of workingmen while proceeding down the Dnieper River came into collision with a steamer. Tho flat-boat was sunk almost immediately, drowning nineteen ofthe occupants. The Captain of the steamer is blamed for the accident. Mexican Bandit Killed. City of Mexico, May 15.—Natividad Villaneuva, the bandit, was shot and killed in battle with a posse near the city of Guadalajara. Before he fell he killed the Civil Judge. The Newfoundland Treaty. Paris, May 15.—The Minister of For eign Affairs has presented a bill in the Chamber of Deputies ratifying the New foundland Arbitration Convention made with Great Britain. LONDON GOSSIP. NO^SURPRISE CAUSED AT THE POR TUGAL'CABINET RESIGNING. An Attempt to Patch Up tho Differ ences in the Irish Party Fails ot Success. ■"Copyright, 1891, by N. Y. Associated Press.] London, May 15.—Though Parliament has completed the discussion of all origi nal clauses in the Irish land bill, much remains to be done with the measure alter the Whitsuntide recess. The Gov ernment has done nothing in regard to the educational bill, except to decide that it shall be introduced before the session closes. The resigning ofthe Portuguese Minis try caused no surprise at the Foreign Office here. The existing differences over the policy of dealing with financial troubles rendered the formation of a new- Ministry desirable. The Embassy has received assurances that the change would not interfere with the presenting of the Anglo-Portuguese Convention to the Cortes. The] Portuguese have every reason to be content with the con vention, for Lord Salisbury, in order to strengthen the tottering monarchial inter est, has conceded to Portugal a solid block of territory, 50,000 square miles in area, north ofthe Zambesi River, obtaining in return only a narrow strip of land, recti fying the frontier of Manicoland. The terms of the convention are certain to be opposed in Parliament. The reports of impending defections from the Parnellites party arose from tho movement which originated outside of the Irish members of Commons, the ob ject of whioh was to heal tho faction feud. Several Bishops made Gray the channel of communications between lead ing Parnellites and, McCarthyites. The overtures for reconciliation were taken by the McCarthyites as equivalent to aban donment of Parnell by his principal sup porters. No definite proposal has been reached by either side. Cray places the blame for the balking of his efforts upon the uutimely revelation of the overtures. Cable dispatches asserting that it has been decided to abandon the international character of the Chicago exposition, though obviously malignant, operate in retarding preparations of English ex hibitors. The absence of an explicit of ficial statement from Chicago, and the want of an organized representation here, are keenly felt, and may result in tho leading industries ignoring the fair. Important Decision. Dcs Moines^ May 15.—Judge Shiras ofthe Federal Court, rendered an im portant decision under the interstate commerce law to-day. The plaintiffs in the case were grain shippers of Carroll, lowa, and the defendant the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company. Plaintilfs claimed that they were charged nineteen cents per hundred pounds of grain for shipment to Chicago, while shipers at Blair, Neb , had an eleven cent rate for the same distance haul. The Judge ruled that the rate was in viola tion ol the interstate law, and the Slaintiffs have the right to recover the ifferences between the rates and also in terest on the money paid in excess of the Nebraska rate. A large number of sim ilar cases are still pending. Gowns are being troatcd with plaster applique work, something of the sort walls are accustomed to. It doesn't sound well, but it is very effective and much cheaper than embroidery. THE DONNER TREASURE. Claim Made Th^.t the Money Has Been Found. A MINER ACCIDENTALLY DISCOVERS THE HIDING PLAGE. The Spot In Plain Sight of tho Wagon Boat! « <o ____) .n of Dormer i Lake—Th- Coins F< ..ml are of Date Prior to 18-15, ar< oraprlso the Markings of A -^ici-ica, France, Spain, Bolivia nnd tho Argentine Republic—Truckee Excited Over the Discovery. Special to the Record-Union. Truckee, May 15.—Truckee is feverish with excitement over the discovery of a portion of tho treasuro buried by tho Dormer party in IS-6-47. There is not a doubt about the authenticity of the find or the identity of tho money. McGlashan's history of the Dormer party, in speaking of the second relief party, says: "Reed's party encamped the first night near the upper end of Dor mer Lake. They had scarcely traveled three miles upon starting from the Graves cabin. Mrs. Graves had taken with her a considerable sum of money. This money had been ingeniously con cealed in augur holes bored in cleats nailed to the bed of the wagon. These cleats, W. C. Graves says, were ostensi bly placed in tho wagon-bed to support a table carried in tho back part of the wagon. On the underside of these cleats, however, were the augur holes, carefully filled with coin. The sum is variously stated at from |3-0-0 §500. "At the camping-ground near the upper end of Dormer Lake one of the relief party jokingly proposed to another to play a game of euchre, to see who should have Mrs. < 'raves' money. Next morn ing Mrs. Graves remained when the party started, and concealed her money. All that is known is that she buried it be hind a large rock on the north side of! Dormer Lake. So far as is known this money has nevor been recovered, but still lies hidden whero it waa placed by Mrs. Graves." The history proceeds to recount the death of Mrs. Graves from cold and starvation three days afterwards. Sho buried the money on the morning of March 8, 1847, and it was found yesterday afternoon by Edward Reynolds. Stewart McKay employed Amos Lane, keeper of a livery stable, to take him to the upper end of Dormer Lake yesterday aiternoon. A commercial traveler bythe name of Huntsman went as far as John son's Resort with them, and then took a boat and went out on tho lake fishing. This left an empty seat in the wagon at starting, and Lane asked his friend Rey nolds to go along. Reynolds is a stranger in Truckee, hav ing come from Sierra Valley last Tuesday. He is a miner, and instead of going fish ing, he went up on the side of the hill to look for quartz. Meantime Lane aud McKay had driven on toward the head of the lake. Rey nolds' attention was accidentally called to some dark-looking pieces of money lying in plain sight on the top of the _ground. Stooping down he picked up ten ancient-looking dollars, and upon scratching slightly in the earth uncov ered a large quantity of silver. Not knowing the nature or extent of the de posit he prudently covered it up. and -when Lane returned reported that he had found the buried treasure, and ofiered to take Lane in with him. It was resolved to drive back to Truckee with McKay and the drummer without disclosing the secret, and to re turn after dark and dig up the money. Their anxiety finally overcame their dis cretion, however, and about 3 o'clock they started back to get the plant, taking with them a pick, shovel and two barley sacks to hold the coin. They found the silver scattered over quite a surface of ground, and by the side ofthe stope, in the place where Reynold's had uncovered the main deposit they found a hatful of coins. Darkness com ing on, they returned to towu. On examining the money closely it was all found to be ancient, and all more or less blackened, stained or oxidized, ac cording to the position in which it was found. Suspecting tbat they had found some of the Dormer party money, they took Stewart McKay ami C. F. Mc- Glashan into the secret. They had found $1.0 in silver, and a number of pieces were of more recent date than 1845. This morning they returned to the lake, taking Stewart Mcivay, C. F. McGlashan and Mrs. Nora McGlashan along as wit nesses and experts. In one hour the party foutul $9. Several pieces were firmly imbedded in the earth, while others lay loosely on the surface. A large pine tree had been felled directly across the original plant, and it is evident that when tne saw logs made from the tree were snaked away they tore up the ground and carried the money along with them for a number of feet. Logs and wood have been cut all around the spot, and probably a thousand men have passed over the money since the days when the railroad was built. i'he place is in plain sight from the wagon road, about 400 feet from the mar gin of the central part ot the lake, oppo site the fishing resort of Johnson. When it was learned that the money was widely scattered and that it Would take day Band perhaps weeks to find it all, Messrs. Lane and Reynolds erected a tent over the spot and had it inclosed with a fence. Guards are stationed on the ground to protect the buried treasure it still contains. Some authorities place the amount of money buried by the Dormer party at 210,000, and searching parties are already being organized to make a systematic hunt for the loug hidden coin. From present indications the hills on the north side of Dormer Lake will be covered with treasure hunters to-morrow. Reynolds and Lane will havo the money on exhibition at their tent while continuing their part ofthe search. The money they found would delight the heart of a numismatist. There are old, antiquated coins ol" all dates prior to 1845, and of the most obsolete and forgot- I ten marking. Coins from France, Spain, | Bolivia, the Argentine Republic, and a number of other foreign countries be- I sides. A very rare collection of Ameri- \ can pieces are included in the treasure ; trove. As relics of the Dormer party the find is very valuable, one hundred dol- j lars having been offered for one of the pieces. A Truckee hotel-keeper ofiered ten dollars a day to have the coins placed on exhibition at his hotel. No arrange ments will be made regarding the dispo sition of the money until it is known how much can befound. A BIG CANAL. Work on the Golden Feather Canal Completed. Oroville, May 15.—Work on the canal and walls of the Golden Feather Channel, limited, was completed this morning. Tho work is one of the most stupendous ever undertaken on the coast. The canal t in length is 6,000 feet, from which was excavated 6,180 cubic yards of rock. Six thousand barrels of cement were used in the construction of the canal and walls. Work was begun in July last year by Major Frank McLaughlin, representing an English syndicate. To date the ex penditure has' been $300,000. In about a week work will begin on the flume, which was delayed by the high water in the reather River. The entire completion of tho undertaking is expected the Ist of July. The chief engineer, Warren G. Sanborn, says of the work: "In my life long experience I have never seen such a substantial work at such a minimum of cost." NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH. A Mau Receives the Contents oi" a Gun in the Back of tho Neck. San Bernardino, May 15.—About 10 o'clock Wednesday morning what camo near being a fatal accident was enacted at the residence of A. Harrisou, at his ranch near Arrowhead. His son was putting a cap on a gun, when his thumb slipped and the gun was discharged. Mr. Harrison, who wasin a wood-shed about twenty feet distant, re ceived tho contents of the gun in his neck. A wound about six inches long and one and a half inches deep was made in the back of the neck, the charge just grazing the spine. Dr. Clarence Dickey, who attended the wounded man, says ho is resting easy, ■with no serious results entertained. It was a very narrow escape from instant death. A TAILOR MISSING. He Goes Out on a Soliciting- Tour, But Fails to Return. Marysville, May 15.—8. M. Honig, a tailor, has disappeared, and no trace has been found of him since May sth. He left here tho first of April to solicit orders for his employer, and was last heard of at Grass Valley and Nevada City, when he left for Washing ton, Nevada County. Letters and tele grams have failed to locate him. Ho had about $50U in his possession belonging to his employer, and it is thought he either has been murdered or has left for parts unknown. notel Burned. San Bernardino, May 15.—Wednes day evening the Harlem Hotel was seen to be on tire by parties at Robel's Springs. The flames broke out of the roof and spread so rapidly that in a lew minutes the entire building was enveloped In dames. Nothing could be done to save it, and the entire building was consumed. What insurance, if auy, there was on tho building, or what caused tho fire, could not be ascertained. The hotel stood apart from all other buildings, and at tho time was uot occupied. Accidentally Killed. Napa, May 15. —Solomon Adkins, a well-known citizen of this county, was accidentally shot and killed at his home near ('akville last night. In company with his stepdaughter, Miss Mamie Close, he had started to get a cow. Miss Close carried a shotgun, which by some means was discharged, and tho load took ellect in Mr. Adkins' leg below the knee, carry ing away a portion of the bone. He only ! lived a few minutes. At the Point of Death. Fresno, May 15. — Robert Barton, manager and part owner of the widely known Barton vineyard, is lying almost at the point of death from a complication of diseases resulting from an attack of la grippe. To-morrow or next day will certainly determine between life and death. He has been confined to his bed for the past six weeks. Ex-Secretary Taft Very Low. San Diego, May 15th.—Ex-Socretary Taft is very low, and is sinking rapidly. His physicians stated this evening that ho would probably last through tho night, but not longer. His son, Solicitor- General Taft, arrived from Los Angeles this evening, where he has been in charge ofthe Robert and Minnie. Dishonest Cashier. San Francisco, May 15.—Edward E. Coffee, cashier for Osborne <fc Alexander, hardware dealers, has absconded with about 52,000. He left by steamer. May Sth, for Honolulu, after his employers had expressed their intention of having his books exported. An Engineer Accidentally Killed. Seattle (Wash.), May 15.—This after noon Daniel Welch, an engineer, started ] out horseback riding. The horse pranced backward onto a sidewalk lower than tho street bed, and falling over, crushed his rider almost to a jelly. The man died in about ten minutes. The David S. Terry Estato. San Francisco, May 15.—Judge Wal lace to-day awarded Sarah Althea Terry $1,250 as her share of the late Judge Terry's life insurance. The whole insur ance was !J5,0U0, and the remainder was divided between C. W. Terry and Joseph C. Campbell. A Minister In Trouble. Los Angeles, May 15.—Rev. Samuel J. Fleming, who was until recently a Methodist clergyman, was convicted to day on a charge of attempt to commit criminal assault upon a young nurse girl who was formerly in his employ. "Watch Plant Purchased. San Diego, May 15.—John E. Rich ards, representing the Sau Jose Watch Company, to-day purchased tbe plant of the Otay Watch Compauy, for $30,500. The plant will bo removed to Alviso, near Sau Jose. The Moosn, Canyon Case. San Francisco, May 15.—The jury in the case of Arch Freeman, charged with the murder of Mrs. Burnham, at Moosa Canyon three years ago. returned a ver dict this evening of uot guilty. DIAMOND DUST. Results of Yesterday's Ball Games Throughout the East. Pittsburg, May 15.—Baldwin pitched a grand game for the home team, but his efforts were of no avail against the loose support of the homo infiolders. Score— Pittsburg 1, Philadelphia 4. Batteries- Baldwin and Mack; Thornton and Clements. Cincinnati, May 15.—A base on balls and the only error of the game, gave a victory to Boston. Cincinnati lost a number of chances to score by poor bat ting. Score—Cincinnati 3, * Boston 6. Batteries — Mullane aud Harrington; Nichols and Bennett. Cleveland, May 15.—The home team outplayed the Giants to-day. Davis' ter rific batting was the feature. Score- Cleveland S, New York 3. Batteries- Young and Seward; Rusie aud O'Rourke. Chicago, May 15.—T0-day's game was a regular slugging match, Chicago getting the best ot it. Score—Chicago 12, Brook lyn 11. Batteries—Cumbert, Hutchison and Kittredge; Lovett and Daily. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Boston, May 15.—Boston 4, Louis ville 2. Baltimore, May 15.—The Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia games were postponed on account of rain. WESTERN ASSOCIATION. St. Paul, May 15.—St. Paul 14, Omaha 20. Milwaukee, May 15. — The Denver game was posponed on account of rain. Minneapolis, May 15. — Minneapolis 6, Kansas City 7. Sioux City, May 15.—Sioux City 3, Lincoln 4. WHOLE NO. 15,470. THE ITATA'S ESCAPE. No News Yet Heard From tbe Cruiser Charleston. THE ITATA TEOUGHT TO BE NEAR ING ACAPULCO. The Esmeralda Puts In at the Latter Port, But Slips Out Again, and is Holloved to be Watching for the Itata to Consort Her Down the Mexican Coast — An Unknown Steamer Said to Havo Beea s-.n Beading North at a Httfh Rate of Speod' Special to the Record-Union. City of Mexico. May 15.—A dispatch received late last night from Acapulco says: "Tho Chilean cruiser Esmeralda entered this port yesterday and sailed again to-day. Several of her officers wero ashore, and used the wires and made various inquiries regarding tho action of the United States, showing that they wero informed that tho cruiser Charleston had beou sent in pursuit of the Itata. "It is believed that she has steamed north to intercept the Itata and protect her should the Charleston attempt to cap ture her. The officers who ram. aafao^e are very reticent, but from one ot" the sailors it was learned that they expected to sight the Itata and act as her consort down the coast. Tho Esmeralda has a numerous crew, and in appearance they arc veterans and will fight." The above dispatch was confirmed at tho War Department, but the offloen are inclined to bo reticent. A prominent official said that the cruiser was warned not to remain in port, as Mexico was not harboring insurgent yesaels, and did not recognise any other < "overnuu-nt in Chile thau that ot" Balmaceda. RETORT I'oNI'IKMED. Washington*. May 15.—Tho same re ply, "No news." was made by Acting Secretary Ramaey this morning to the question as to whether he had heard from the Charleston or Itata. A long cable dispatch iv cipher was received this morning, presumably from Admiral McCanu at Chile." It is known at the de partment that the Chilean insurgent cruiser Esmeralda put iuto Acapulco a day or two ago. She appeared thero late in the evening and slipped out of tho harbor and disappeared before daylight. AN UNKNOWN STEAM KR. Santa Barhara, May lo.—An un known steamer off the coast this morning was acting in a peculiar manner. She waa first observed at i 1-15 O'clock and she was then going up the channel. She rounded the upper end of Auacapa Island and sail ed along the island on the outside, then, she turned and stood out to sea, It was impossible to tell the size or the rig oftho steamer, as she was twenty miles away and only smoke could be Been. RUMORS ABOUT THE CHARLESTON. San Diego, May 10. — The cruiser Charleston is reported here, on appa rently good authority, as having passed Poiut Lorna at 6.56 p. M., going north. San Pedro, May 115.—The rumor that tho Charleston passed San Diego last right, going uorth, is uot confirmed hero. The lookout hero has seen nothing of tho cruiser. Later.—lt is now believed that iho vessel reported off Point Lorna last night, and which was supposed to be the Charles ton, was the Pacific Mail steamship San Bias, from Panama, which is duo at San Francisco on Saturday. STOOD IN CLOSE TO HUENEME. Hueneme, May 15.—A largo steamor flying signals stood in close to this place at 11 o'clock. As near as could bo made out, it was the Pacific Mail steamer, and the letters wereP. Q.G. Alter saluting she stood off, bound for the north. TROBABLY THE SAN JU.As. San Francisco, May 15.—At the Pa cific Mail Company's otlice it was stated this afternoon that tho signal "P. Q. G." j simply was a cipher meaning "Report me to my employers." They could not state positively whether j the vessel flying tho three letters was tho San Bias, due here to-morrow. It is looked upou as strango that tho cipher "J. W. L. 8.," meaning San Bias, was not raised at the samo time as tho "P. Q. G." flags. NEWS ANXIOUSLY AWAITED. San Diego, May 15.—The Pacilic Mail Company's steamer Newborn will arrive here from Mexican ports about midnight or early to-morrow morning. 11 is be lieved that the Newborn will bring some information in regard to the Charleston, Itata and Esmeralda, and her arrival here is awaited anxiously. STILL OFK ACAPL'I.i'O. City o*' Mexico. May 15.—Acapulco advices state that tho Chilean cruiser l__ meralda is still off that port, watting to _oe if it is possible to obtain coal. Anothor strango steamer outside is supposed to be the Itata. There is no Americau steamer in sight. THK SAN FRANCISCO AND BALTIMORE. New York, May 15.—A Tribune Wash ington special says: Admiral Brown, who is iv charge of tho naval forces in tho Pacific, sent a long cipher dispatch to Commodore Ramsey to-day. from Iqui que, where his vessel, the San Francisco, has been for some days. The Baltimore, which has beeu at anchorage near Val paraiso, will join the San Francisco *t Iquique. Both vessels will remain aft that port until further orders, the tenor of which will bo governed by the result of tho Charleston's search for the Itata. The Pensacoia. with Acting Rear-Ad miral McCann, will probably remain in the vicinity of .Valparaiso." Should tho Itata evade the Charleston, as is now not unlikely, her progress toward Chile will 1)0 arrestee! by one of the vessels at Iquique. The necessity for having two navat vessels together in Chilean waters during tho attempt to seize the rebel transport when it shall reach that terri tory has prompted the joining together of the Baltimore aud San Franoiseo. NO AMERICAN VESSEL SIGHTED. New York, May 15.—A World City of Mexico special says that advices havo beeu received from Acapulco as lato as 7 o'clock this evening. No American vessel has been sighted there up to that hour, nor had any cruiser been seen off Mazatlan or Manzinello. There is a vaguo rumor from Zihuatentjo that several fish ing craft have re-ported seeing a largo cruiser going north at a high rate of speed, but the report is not confirmed. Croat excitement prevails along the coast. The Mexican Department of For eign Relations is watching matters care fully. Orders are going, it is reported, to the coast military commanders, and the local authorities are sending out small craft to reconnoiter. Bishop of Georgia. Savannah (Ga.\ May 15.—Rev. Thos. F. Gaylor, Chancellor of the University of the South, at Sewaneo, Term., was elected Bishop of Georgia, by the Dio cesan Convention of the Protestant Epis copal Church. A porter at a large Philadelphia hotel is worth §"-0,000, while the proprietor are insolvent.