VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 72.
THE BROOKLYN HANDICAP.
Pulsifer's Tenny Carries Off the
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
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!
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
The other races were:
Six furlongs, Kingston won. Kings
bridge second, Charley Post third. Time
Mile and sixteenth, Longstreet won,
Leighton second, Madstone third. Time
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
Lorisviu._, May 15.—Three-year-olds
and upward, one mile, Royal Garter won.
Governor Wheeler second", Ordney third.
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.
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,
CAPITAL AXD LABOR.
No Mew Features — Northwestern
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
(,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
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
It is understood tliat President Sargent
ofthe Federation of Trainmen will be
here to-morrow, and important develop
ments is expected.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Reasons for Its Purchase by tho For
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
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
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
FRENCH MURDER STORY.
An Ex-Officer of Customs Confesses to
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
CURE FOR TUBERCULOSIS.
Patients Cured by the Transfusion of
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
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
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
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.
NO^SURPRISE CAUSED AT THE POR
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Boston, May 15.—Boston 4, Louis
Baltimore, May 15.—The Baltimore,
Washington and Philadelphia games
were postponed on account of rain.
St. Paul, May 15.—St. Paul 14, Omaha
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,
WHOLE NO. 15,470.
THE ITATA'S ESCAPE.
No News Yet Heard From tbe
THE ITATA TEOUGHT TO BE NEAR
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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