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VOL. 11.
M'KINLEY TARIFF BILL.
Ex-Speaker Reed Says It Will
Stimulate Our Commerce.
ATTEMPT MADE TO MOB HENRY M
STANLEY.
The English Commission Appointed to
Inquire Into tlie Shipments of Live
Cattle Approve of the Plan of In
spection Adopted by tho United
States—Bloody Tragedy in a Court
room in Russia—Heavy Fall of Snow
and Hall in England.
Special to tho Sunday Union.
London, May I*;.—Thomas B. Reed,
ex-Speaker the United States House of
Representatives, talking to a correspond
ent of the Associated Press in Italy con
cerning the McKinley bill, said, in part:
"It will stimulate our foreign commerce
by a large number of articles on which
the duties havo been reduced, or which
liave been added to the free list. It will
stimulate our domestic industries by rea
son of the reduction in the duties on raw
material and increased duties on a very
few articles of necessity, but which we
have hitherto been unable to manufacture
profitably.
"It was extremely unfortunate that the
bill went into effect at a time, or was fol
lowed soon by 8 most severe financial
panic, when the failure of Baring Bros.
Ned to shake the foundations of the
strongest houses, when general Insolv
ency seemed to stare the whole commer
cial world in the face.
'-Going into effect under such circum
stances, it was not a difficult matter to
convince thousands of voters that the
financial difficulties were due solely to
the inherent delects of the measure. Why,
look at the case of Austria, whose mer
chants complain so loudly ofthe ruin that
the McKinley bill wrought to their trade.
They complained that their industries
wereaffected to such an extent bythe
measure that the Austrian Government
was forced to seek to draw other nations
into a measure of reprisal against the
I'nited States. Notwithstanding those
complaints, the exports for the first three
months under the operation of the bill
were increased 60 per cent over the corre
sponding quarter of 1890. The Italian
merchants and press re-echoed the wait
ings of the balance of the European press,
until they discovered that bad the bill
Im sil specially devised for the purpose it
would not have been better adapted to in
crease tho trade with the United States,
for by its provisions 50 per cent, of the
purchases trom here are on the free list.
! - per cent, are admitted at a reduced rate
of duty. 12 per ceut. at tho same rate,
while the dnty was advanced on but 4 per
tent.
"The commercial alliance of tho cen
tral states of Europe, which certain pow
ers are endeavoring to bring about, is
evidence that the commercial nations are.
not slow to take every possible precaution
to pfotect and stimulate their trade, and
that is exactly the policy on which the
.McKinley bill is founded. T am very
confident that the next few years will be
years ot" great prosperity to the United
States, and that they will prove to be
favorable both to our domestic manu
facturers and to our foreign commerce."
sdIIPMENT OF LIVE CATTLE.
Recommendations of a Government
Commission.
London, May 16.—The commission ap
pointed by the Government to inquire
into the treatment of live cattle on the
Atlantic cattle-ships is about to issue its
report, which contains recommendations
of the utmost importance to those en
gaged in the trade. The commission re
oommendthat cattle should notbe ear
ned on the bridge fleck, the poop or the
m>per deck, but under temporary shelter,
which should be of such character aa to
form the part of a permanent structure of
the ship. Tho cattle should not be ear
ned on 8 tower or between decks, unless
adequate means for artificial ventilation
:.re provided. The cattle should not be
carried oji the hatchways or on any part
of the deck where they impede the navi
gation of the ship, or interfere with the
lowering ol the boats. The fittings
should t-eeo constructed as to be able to
the strain of severe weather that
the losses and suffering which ha. c been
described as being ,j v ,. to u H . destruction
Of fittings are preventable, and that
where the fittings are inadequate the ves
sel should be considered unlit for trade.
The report also gives implied approval
of the I nited States regulations for the
inspection and shipment of cattle. Tlie
report recommends, where ample ventila
tion for cattle is impossible, toat vessels
in such condition should be considered
unfit fu- transportation of cattle across
the ocean. Touching the number of men
mnloyed in tending a load of cattle
serosa the Atlantic-, the committee is of
the opinion that a foreman required not
lees than four competent assistants for
each hundred head of cattle. The fore
man and his assistants should be re
(inired to si^n articles and the men wonld
Cms be placed under tin- authority of the
Captain ofthe vessel having cattle on
board.
EAST AFBICAN AGRE_____BNT.
England «.ets the Most Valuable p^rt
oftho Portugal Territory.
Pai-!-'. May P*. Senor I'artisal. Chair
man of the Mozambique Company, in an
ew with reference to the East
African agreement between England and
Portugal, <ays the British proposal would
seal the definite annihilation of Portugal,
which ia already killed by England finan
cially. Under the new agreement Eng
land would take the gold mines, which
were the most valuable part ofthe Portu
territory. But his company is
willing to work under British rule if
nd would sti.-k to her promisi
interfere a ith private interests.
*"*enor Vegea, an exiled Republican
r. said in an interview, thai the
of Braganza, which is on int
vith the British royal family,
♦ugai lose portions ot berAfri
">'. Unless Portugal changes
'id enters into alliances frith
nee and Brazil, the pr
1 to tie- establishment of a
the present moment is not
financial problem a ill be
c. It will ho politic to
• Portugal rulers to deal
_ they themselves
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THE SUNDAY UNION.
If this demand is disregarded the Con
gressional party intend, when the
struggle is ended, to presents claim simi
lar to thut in the case of the Alabama.
Similar claims will also be made upon
1- ranee if she allows the cruisers to de
part.
An Attempt to Mob Stanloy.
London, May lb'.—While Henry M.
Stanloy was delivering a lecture at Shef
field last evening the hall was invaded by
a gang of Socialists, wbo began to sell
among the audience a pamphlet attacking
the explorer. The pamphlet was very
freely bought under the belief that it con
tained a report of ono of Stanley's lec
tures. When the fraud was discovered
there was great commotion and the ven
ders wero violently expelled. The gang
tried to mob Stanley as ho left the hall,
but his friends gathered around him, and,
with the assistance of the police, kept off
his assailants until he drove off in a cab.
Miss Sibyl Sanderson.
London, May 16.—Miss Sibyl Sander
son, who arrived from Brussels on Sun
day, had a reception at the Lyric Club
Tuesday afternoon. ;i largo number of
society people being present. Massenet,
in a blue coat, was in attendance,
and showed great pride in the young
American lady, who has so successfully
created two of his leading roles. Great
interest is attached to her lirst perform
ance at Covont Garden of "Nanon" on
Tuesday, the Londoners being anxious
to hear her high G, as she is said to bo
the only living singer who can accom
plish it.
Tragedy in a Court-room.
St. Petersburg, May 16.—A dispatch
from Butoum tells of a bloody tragedy in
a court-room there. A man named
Kouprad/re was on trial for robbing the
Prince of Morshanya of a pocket-book
filled with bank notes. The Prince
offered to pay the prisoner if he would
disclose the hiding-place of the stolen
notes. The prisoner laughed scornfnlly
at the offer, and follow ed up his rejection
•by kicking the nobleman. In his rage
at the insult the Prince shot the man
dead. The Prince was arresti d.
Mine. Blavutsky's Ashes.
London, May 16.—The ashes of Mme.
Blavatsky have been deposited at the
headquarters of the Thcosphieal Society,
which is the home of Miss Annie Besant,
and the latter has been made President of
Blavatsky Lodge. Sho is expected from
New York to-morrow. Prominent mem
bers of the society think it will now break
up into several branches.
Tho Queen's Vitality.
London, May 16.—Persons nearest the
Queen concur that there has been a
marked visible decrease in her vitality
the past few months. She drops asleep
unexpectedly at odd times and awakes in
a very irritable mood. The fatigue ofthe
last drawing-room was too much for her,
and she was obliged to retire and let the
Princess of Wales receive the guests.
"Sister"' Rose Married.
London, May 16.—Parents and differ
ent friends of Miss Amy C. Fowler,
known as Sister Rose, who went last year
to nurse and teach tho lepers at Molokai,
Sandwich Islands, have received letters
from in r announcing her marriage,
April 21st. with Dr. < arl Lutz, physician
in charge at tho settlement.
Tho Attack on the Czarowitz.
St. Petersburg, May Ki.—The ret
icence observed by the officials in re
gard to the exact scone of attack of the
Czarowitz gives credence to the report
that the Czarowitz and his companion
provoked resentment in a place of public
amusement by unruly behavior.
Exaggerated Reports.
The Hague, May 16.—The Minister of
the Interior states that tho reports of the
disorders in Surinam, Dutch Guiana, are
greatly exaggerated. Only one negro, ho
said, had been killed. The military and
naval commanders have beon telegraphed
to take prompt measures to suppress the
trouble.
Tho Troubles of the Jews.
Athens, May 16.—The peasantry ofthe
Island of t'orfu aro joining with the mob
against the .Jews. Murders are still of
daily occurrence, and to add to the
troubles of the harassed Jews typhoid
fever has broken out in their portion of
th»- city.
Snow and Hall in England.
London, May 16.—There has been a
heavy snowfall in Wales and Cumber
land Connty, England. In this city it was
bitterly cold to-day and during the morn
ing there was a heavy hail storm.
Death From La Grippe.
London, May 10.—II. Sampson, pro
' prietor of the Referee, a Sunday paper
devoted to sport aud drama, died* to-aay
, from influenza.
NEW ORLEANS' MAYOR.
HE READS TIIE RIOT ACT TO TWO
OF TIIE MAI IAS.
lawlessness and Intimidation Must
Ceaso or tho Offenders Will be
Summarily Dealt With.
Special to the St*n ipay Union.
Nkw oki.ka.ns, May 16.—Yesterday
Henry Peters, a stevedore, went to the
City Hall and complained to Mayor
Shakespeare that the Pxovensanoe were
interfering with him and intimidating
his laborers. He made affidavit, and the
Provenzanos brothers were arrested and
held under 920,000 bonds.
The Mayor .ent for the Provezanos this
morning and said: "I have sent for you
because this city has growntired.it' tbe
intimidation and lawlessness you have
carried on. 1 want to give you a fair
chance and warning that this thing must
stop at once, ami for all time. I know
well enough that yon have long been at
the head of 8 disturbing element here,
thai has been a menace to the peace of thia
community. You know as well as Ido
the insiduous means dy which yon seek
to intimidate and frighten people. You
may not do your work openly, but you
lind another and perhaps more effectual
\\ ay.
'•You have sought to foment trouble
here time and time again. Matranga
comes to meand teiis me that he cannot
pass a Proven/rmo on the street with
out the latter spitting at him. Now
there must be at once and forever an end
to this, lam sick and tired of it. I tell
you, you must take your hands off, 1
have .—ued orders to tho Chief of Police
that he U_W hi-* entire force to prevent
you from carrying your designs into ex
ecution.
"I am sorry that I am obliged to go to
iver. If } could remain here I would
rsonally take command of the police
I . and use every means at my eom
to wipe from the face of the earth
.• member of yoor gang who tries to
nii ifis hand against persons of this
ca nunity. But my representatives
act for me. This reign of terror
- stop, and if there is a way possible
■.-• ' it, it will stop."
J c Provenzanos loft the hall without
■a ng more than to protest their inno
* c.
SACBAMENTO, CAL., SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1891.
LOWER COURT SUSTAINED.
Margaret Merkle Must Go to
Prison for Killing Yon WyL
HER MOTION POR A NEW TRIAL
DENIED.
August Olsen Acquitted of the Charge
ol Killing Ivett ln Merced County-
Movement on Foot to Build a Kite-
Shaped Race Track at Stockton—
Man Arrested In El Dorado County
Suspected of Being One of the Mur
derers of Mrs. Greenwood.
Special to the Sunday Union.
San Francisco, May 1G.—An opinion
was rendered by the Supreme Court to
day affirming tho judgment and order
of the Superior Court of Napa Countj T in
refusing a new trial to Margaret Merkle,
charged with the murder of Joseph Yon i
Wyl, convicted of manslaughter and sen
tenced to five years' imprisonment in the
j State Prison.
The ground for tho appeal was the denial
Iby the Napa court of the motion for a
j new trial on the grounds of newly dis
| covered evidence which appellant was
not able to produce upon her trial. This
new evidence was an affidavit made by
the husband of Mrs. Merkle to the effect
that he, and not the appellant, had killed
Yon WyL
It is set forth that this testimony was
not used by defendant upon her trial be
cause she knew herself to be innocent,
and further, that her husband would not
consent to it being used.
In affirming the decision refusing a
new trial, the Supreme Court holds that 1
the lower court was not bound to accept
the husband's affidavit as true, and that it
had to consider the whole evidence,
which included the testimony of Han
cock, the main witness for the prosecu
tion, who swore that ho saw Mrs. Merkle
strike at the deceased with a knife.
A GREAT GAME.
Seattle and Tacoma Play Twenty-two
Innings.
Tacoma .Wash.), May 16.—The pro
fessional ball record was broken to-day,
twenty-two exciting innings beiug
played, and Tacoma winning by a score
ol" oto 5. Donahue, Tacoma's pitcher,
stayed in the box through the entire
game. o'Neil, tbo Seattle pitcher was
batted out of the box intho sixth inning
and Keenan substituted. He showed
: himself a splendid pitcher.
The game througum was a wonderful
series of plays, both teams being on their
j metal. The crowd yelled itsell hoarse,
and after the twelfth inning the excite
ment was intense. Batteries—Tacoma,
Donahue and Cody; Seattle, O'Neil, Kee
nan and Snyder.
The following is a summary of the
game: Tacoma—Base-hits 18; errors ti.
. Wosttlo Base _____ 11; errors 7. Score by
j innings:
Tacoma 0020010000000010010001—G
Seattle 20100O0OOU00001-01-OuO—5
ODD FELLOW-HIP.
The Grand Lodco Concludes Its Busi
ness and Adjourns.
San Francisco, May 10.—The Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows adjourned sine
die this afternoon. The business this
morning was mainly routine, and the
principal feature was the installation of
officers for the ensuing year.
THE REBEKAHS.
The Rebekah Degree Convention yes
terday elected the following officers to
serve during the ensuing year, who were
installed in the evening by Miss Mary
Seymour, D. D. G. M. for District No. 5:
President—Mrs. Hawley of California
Rebekah Degree Lodge, No 1.
Vice-President—Mrs. Olive Allen of
Santa Rosa Lodge, No. 74.
Secretary—Mrs. Donoho of Vacaville.
Treasurer—-Mrs. Wolf of Rising Star
Lodge of Sacramento.
Executive Committee—Mrs. Green
wood, Mrs. Fugle, Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. Ben
jamin and Mrs. Morse.
OAKLAND RACES.
Tlie Favorites Won Kvery Race of the
Opening Day.
San Franc j.s<o. May IC..— The Oakland
Jockey Club opened its spring meeting
to-duy. The track was hard and the
favorites won every race.
First race, 1200, three-year-olds and
upwards, one mile, Acclaim won, Ap
plause second, Revolver third. Time,
1:41.
Second race, .1.7), two-year-olds, five
furlongs, Pescador won. Folly second,
Melemta third. Time, 1:0-$.
Third race, selling, purse of §150, three
quarters of a mile dash, Mamie C. won,
ld_ Glenn second, Mamie R. third.
Time, 1:10.
Fourth race, Eli Deunison stake, 3200,
all ages, one and one-quarter miles, Kylo
won, Sheridan second, Wild Oats third.
Time, 2:1_,.
Suspected Green-wood Murderer.
Peackrvii.le, May IU.—A man answer
ing the description of one of tho Green
wood murderers was arrested by Sheriff*
"Winched this morning. He gives tho
name of George Harms, and has been
working for the El Dorado Deep Gravel
Mining Company for about a week. His
resemblance to the described murderer has
beon noticeable for severs] days, but not
until he quit work with the intention of
leaving, and directed the Secretary ofthe
company to pay the wages due him to his
paid, that lie was taken into custody.
The Sheriff of Napa County is on the
way here to identify the prisoner.
Aerrieulture in Nevada.
Reno (Nev.), May 10.—Tho late show
ers insure abundant crops of all kinds,
j and tho outlook for a prosperous business
year was never better. The fruit crop
will be exceptionally lane. The people
of Western Nevada are learning to de
pend upon themselves instead of Califor
nia, and the result has been marvelous in
the past tWO years. More acreage has
! beei! sown to grain than ever belore in j
| the history of the state, and the prospects
. for the speedy development of Nevada's
agricultural possibilities were never
brighter than now.
Aujrust Olson Acquitted.
Meu- r.n, May It;.—The jury in tho case
of August Olsen, charged with the mur
der of Johu Ivett, returned a verdict of
"not guilty" at 3:45 this aiternoon. The
jury was out three hours. On the first
ballot there were four votes fbroonvic
tion, but after deliberation a verdict of
acquittal was reached.
on-of the jurors said afterwards that
Olsen-s acquittal was due to a feeling
i among the jurors that there was a reason
able doubt as to his guilt.
Two Boys Drowned.
Portland, May 16.—News has been

received of the drowning of two boys
named Wilmoth in the Middlo Fork of
the John Day River last Wednesday.
The boys, aged eight and fourteen, re
spectively, started to cross the stream on
a foot log. The younger lost his balance
and fell in. Tho older brother plunged
in to rescue him, but the current was too
strong, and both were swept away. Tho
bodies have not been recovered.
Good Fruit Prospects.
Healdsbukg, May 10.—This bids fair
to be one of the best fruit seasons yet ex
perienced in this section. Already many
of the fruit growers have contracted for \
their peaches at $30 to $45 per ton, and
several havo been contracting tomatoes at
&S per ton, an excess of $2 over what they
received last season. The farmers are
busy thinning their peach crops, and it is
claimed that the trees were never known
to be so heavily laden.
Ilotel Keeper Murdered.
Los Angeles, May 16.—Geo. W. Miller,
proprietor ofthe Carloton Hotel, on Spring
street, was found dead in tho card-room
ofthe hotel at midnight with a wound in
; his head mado by a blunt instrument.
! He had gon" to the card-room early in tho
j evening and went to sleep there. It is
j Supposed that ho was murdered for his
money, bnt it is not known by whom.
Now Race Track for Stockton.
Stockton, May 10.—A movement lias
been started by James Cross, eonfiden-
I tial agent of W. S. Hobart, owner of tho
I trotting stallion Stamboul, to build a
kite-shaped race-track here, which will
bo two seconds faster than the present
.circular track. Mr. Hobart otters one
I thousand dollars toward the enterprise,
i and promises to. drive Stamboul hero to
beat the world.
Ex-Secretary Taft Rapidly _________*.
San Diego, May 10.—Judge Alphonso
Taft has been sinking very rapidly to-day.
and his condition is now extremely criti
cal. His physicians do not expect that
the ex-Secretary will survive the night.
The family are at his bedside.
Arizona's Constitutional Convention.
Phoenix (Arizona), May 16.—Advices
to tho Republican indicate that the Demo
i crats have one majority in the Constitu
tional Convention, with a possible tie.
Tho Republicans made heavy gains
throughout tho Territory.
Rain in Oregon.
Pendleton (Or.b May 10.—Rain was
quite general in Eastern Oregon last
night. The rain is of great benefit to
crops.
TALK OF LONDON.
TIIE JEWISn QUESTION BECOMING
MORE ACUTE.
Englishmen Much Concerned as to
"Whether tho American Copyright
Law Will Go Into Effect in July.
Special to the Sunday UNrox.
Nkw Yokk. May 16.— Smalley, in his
letter to the I'ribiive from London, says:
Europe in general is preparing for a
financial squall, and tho Bank of Eng
land has raised its rate to five per cent.
Not a little of the disturbance on the
European "bourses comes from Russia's
large balances held on demand.
The Je*w question becomes daily more
acute. Tbe expulsions proceed in Rus
sia, in spite of all assurances to the con
trary, and Corfu has suddenly attracted
attention, and is the scene of disorder
and persecution. There have been riots
and murders, with what looks like the
connivance of the authorities. Strong
European pressure had 'to bo brought to
bear on the Greek Government before it
would do its duty. Ships of war of vari
ous nations are arriving. Russia, of
course, holds aloof. She could hardly
persecute in Moscow and protest ih
Corfu.
The number of Jews hunted out of this
half-barbarous Muscovite kingdom ex
ceeds 00,000 in its two chief cities. So
powerful aro the Jews throughout Eu
rope that Russia will bo surely made to
expiate her cruelty. Public opinion is
strongly against her. Her new loan,
nominally postponed, is really rejected,
her prosperity is threatened, her financial
future looks dark, but of the lenity or
penitence on the part of her ruler there is
no sign.
The diplomatic world does not under
stand why the United States Government
keeps its Minister on the banks of the
Tiber after not merely the recall of Baron
Fava. but after the Italian Secretary of
Legation in Washington has boon di
rected in a public dispatch to confine
himself strictly to the transaction of in
dispensable routine business: that is
equivalent tp saying that Italy has
broken off, so for as sho can, diplomatic
intercourse with America, but that Amer
ica persists in keeping up the diplomatic
intercourse with Italy.
We havo been favored with a verbatim
report by cable of ono portion of Clove
land's speech to the Cleveland Demo
cratic Association of Buffalo. It has been
read here with joy. Good free-trader*,
good anti-Republicans, good anti-Ameri
cans, all find in this speech something to
delight them. So does that large section
of the English public which likes the
tinkling rhetoric, mixed metaphors and
classic stylo ofthe Jefferson Brick.
Tho Lord Monkswell copyright bill,
which he induced the Lords to read a
second time, is a bill to reduce the copy
right chaos to order. There are now in
force eighteen Acts of Parliament, plus
sundry ill-defined common law rights.
Among tho mauy doubtful questions
in the English copyright law is tho ques
tion whether an American, in order to
obtain an English copyright, need be on
English soil at the time of publication.
The best legal opinion is Sir Frederick
Pollock's who says that ho need not be.
Lord Monkswell urges that there is no
instance in which a copyright has boon
deemed or hold invalid for want of resi
dence. Monkswell therefore trusts "that
the President may deem that under the
presont law the rights of American citi
zens are sufficiently safeguarded, and will
therefore give his certificate, as the Act
requires, that the English law satisfies
that reciprocity clause/
This touching appeal deserves the best
attention ofthe President's advisors. The
question is not entirely ono of law, but of I
law and fact mixed. Although legal
opinion is divided on the purely legal
point, tho great preponderance is in favor
Of Monkswell's contention. Unless,
therefore, some case can be cited in which
an English copyright has been refused to
an American author for non-residence, it
may well be held that English reciprocity
is, if not technically complete, practically
sufficient.
The Act authorizes the issue of a Presi
dent's proclamation when he is satisfied
that a foreign State grants an American
copyright "on substantially the same ba
sis as its own citizens." This England
undoubtedly does.
English authors aro looking eagerly to
July. Many books ready for publication
are advertised as hold over till July to
obtain an American copyright. Our posi
tion will not bo a graceful ono if the Ex
ecutive withholds, on technical grounds,
what Congress has granted on consider
ations of morality and public advantage.
In a word, it will be nothing less than
scandal should the American Copyright
Act fail to come into force, with reference j
to England, next July.
REDUCED TO ASHES.
Muskegon, Michigan, Almost Swept
Away by Fire.
TWENTY-TWO SQUARES OF BUILD
INGS BURNED.
Tlie Supn vie Council of Pc -rated
Railway Employes JTave Decided
Tliat the Switchmen Wem Wronur
In Their Demand I From tho Chi
cago and N-_-_kwea-_ni Railway,
and Aro Ordered to Apply to the
Company for Reinstatement.
'Special to the BUXmai I'sion.
Mrsi-i.coN .Mich.), May IG.—Twenty
two squares of business buildings and
dwellings wore swept away to-night by
the most disastrous lire Muskegon has
ever seen.
The fire started at fcSD o'clock in tho
1 Launkowcll Hotel barns, just off I'ine
\ street, and aided by 8 strong wind, swept
! with lightning-like rapidity teu blocks
I up Pine street, one of the chief business
str-ets of the city. Then by a sudden
l shift of tiie wind the ilames were driven
j toward Torrave avenue, one ofthe finest
J residence streets in the city, where they
j swept unchecked until the southern por
tion of the city was reached, where the
buildings were not so eloee together.
I There the firemen, aided by engines and
men from Grand Rapids, succeeded in
getting the flames under control, although
at a late hour some buildings were still
; burning fiercely.
Twenty-two blocks are devastated. The
Pine-street business houses fbr ten blocks
are entirely wiped out. Among the more
valuable blocks are the West Pine-Street
House, Philabourn Block, Bckerman'a
drugstore. Matthew Wilson's residence,
Sedgwick's wholesale house, MeMichel's
shoe store ami the Launkowell Hotel.
Not less than three hundred and fifty
residences, including some of the liuest
in the city, are in ashes. The |10
courthouse was gutted, but the public
documents were saved. The prisoners in
the county jail, which occupied the base
ment of the courthouse, were liberated.
Several cows and horses wen- burned,
and a little child sleeping in the Launko
wcll Hotel, where the lire started, is
missing.
A conservative estimate of the total
losses is over half a million dollars. Hun
dreds of families who wero rendered
homeless are being cared for by tho peo
plo in tlie portion of the city which es
caped the visitation.
The scene on the streets to-night is ter
rible. Homeless people are running
frantically about making endeavors to
save some little portion ol their most val
uable effects which have been dragged
from their houses, but in most cases the
spread ofthe Ilames was so rapid that, as
in the case ofthe great Chicago tire, little
or nothing could be carried away.
Above the cries of women and children,
and tho shouting of men, could be heard
an explosion of dynamite used by the
firemen to blow up the buildings, in hope
of staying the progress ofthe flames; and
again the heavy concussion as tho boiler
in some business building would explode,
scattering the debris in all directions.
The firemen |labored under difficulties
from the start, the gale which was blow
ing scattering huge blazing brands far
beyond where the men were working,
and causing new fires to spring up con
stantly.
Among tho sad incidents was tho death
of Harry Stevens, son of Postmaster
Stevens. He was ill with pneumonia,
and when the Ilames approached the
house he had to bo moved. The shock
was too groat, and he died while being
removed to a placo of safety.
TIIE "NORTHWESTERN LOCKOUT.
A Decision Rendered ln Favor oftho
Railroad Company.
Chicago, May lU.—The Supreme Coun
cil of Federated Railway Employes de
cided against the Chicago and North
westean switchmen this evening. Tho
Council recommended the switchmen's
officers to call upon the railway officials
with a view to the re-instatenient of
as many of their old hands as places
could be provided for.
Tho proceedings of the Council wero
prolonged and stormy. At the close of
tho session, which lasted nearly eleven
hours, Sargent said the representa
tives of the switchmen and their op
ponents, the trainmen, had each been
given a hearing, aud the course of tho
former in demanding the discharge of
yardmaster Mclnerny was declared un
justifiable.
From others it was learned that all of
the town switchmen would probably bo
reinstated upon application, and the
samo was true of many of tho Chicago
switchmen.
Tho switchmen appeared to-night to be
somewhat embittered toward the firemen,
neither Sargent nor Debs having voted on
any question beforo the council, ostensi
bly becauso the Order of Trainmen had
no quorum present, but really, it is
asserted, for a desire not to be upon
record.
The question of sustaining the action of
the railroad was settled by a vote of 6 to 3
favoriug tho company. A resolution in
troduced by the switchmen was adopted
by tho same voto, requiring tho train
men's officers to request the company to
remove tho trainmen who have boon
given the switchmen's places, and that
the switchmen be reinstated.
The trainmen, however, voted against
the resolution, and the Secretary ofthe
Superior Council, who is ono oftho train
men, refused to sign it, and "Wilkinson.
chief of the trainmen, refused point blank
to act upon it. The outcome of the action
of tho council, therefore, is far from
settled.
Yard master Brooks, whoso name fig
ured in the interviews which brought out
the strike, and who is a member of tho
Trainmen's Brotherhood, was discharged
from tho Northwestern Railway service
to-day with the switchmen.
No Rntn and Cinch Buln.
ATCiirsox (Kan.), May 10.—Jogeph Mc
j Crun, who has six hundred acres in Os
born County sowed in wheat, has re
ceived a letter from his agent, stating that
the section has had no rain of conse
quence for 8 month and that the cinch
bugs aie doing great damage. There are
patches of six or eight acres in wheat
completely killed.
Scotch-Irish Conjrress.
Louisville (Ky.), May 16.—The last
days of tho session of the Scotch-Irish
Congress was well attended. Dr. Mcin
tosh read a paper setting forth tho objects
ofthe society, inviting all of Scotch-Irish '
descent to unite with the Congress. Let- I
ters of regret were read from President
Diaz, of Mexico, and many prominent !
Americans.
The Dalton Boys.
Norman* (O. T.), May I(3.—An Indian
scout arrived hero from tho Choctaw na
tion reports a light between the Dalton
boys, tho alleged robbers of the Santa Fe
express, somo days ago, and a posse of
United States Marshals. The outlaws
escaped. It is not known whether any
one was hurt.
Kentucky Democratic Ticket.
Lov is villi-:. May 10.—The Democratic
State Convention concluded its work this
afternoon. The ticket as completed is:
Governor, John Young Brown; Lieuten
ant-Governor, M. C. Aiford of Lexing
ton; Attorney-General. W. J. Hendricks
of FlemingsDurg: Auditor, L. C. Nor
man of Frankford; Treasurer, 11. C. Hale;
Kegister ofthe Land Oflice, G. B. Swango
of Campton; Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Ed. Porter Thompson of
Owt iton; Clerk of the Court of Appeals,
A. Adams of Cynthiana.
Just at the close resolutions indorsing
Urovor Cleveland and John ti. Carlisle,
and naming Cleveland for President,
wore offered by Tarvin of Chicago, but
tho delegates were in no humor to delay,
and a motion to adjourn was carried.
Goodwin Divorce Suit.
New York, May 16.—The comedian
Nat Goodwin is defendant in a suit for a
limited divorce brought by his wife,
x lie K. Goodwin, on the ground of de
sertion. They were married in 1888, not
louu after the death of Goodwin's fust
wife, Eliza Weathersby.
Distress Overbalanced nis Mind.
Minxkapolis. May 10.—Charles H.
Champlin, Superintendent of the North
Star Woolen Mills, shot himself through
the head this morning. Champlin had
been confined in bed for two weeks with
rheumatism and it is thought tho dis
tress overbalanced his mind.
Tho Dun Kurds.
DAYTON (Ohio, May bi.—Tho annual
Dunkard meeting, with brethren and
their wives, trom all parts of the I'nited
States begun at TrotWOOd to-day. A
greet religions meeting will be hold to
morrow and business meetings next
week.
No Damage Done.
Chicago, May 16.—The official report
of tbe accident to the Chicago and Min
neapolis express train on the St. l'aul
Kailroad last evening near Columbus,
Wis., states thai no damage resulted ex
cept a delay of four hours. Nobody was
injured.
Boshing l"_alns in the Arkansas Valley.
llrr< niNsoN < Kas. , May Ul.—A special
received from fifteen points in the Ar
kansas Valley indicate tliat all Western
Kansas is having a soaking rain. This
insures tho biggest wheat crop tbat this
section of the state has ever raised.
Small-pox Among tho Passengers.
Nkw Yokk. May Pi.—The steamship
India which arrived hero from Gibraltar
wiih 1,100 Italians aboard, was detained
at quarantine, as two cases of small-pox
were among the passengers.
Merely an Attack of Vertigo.
Chicago, May 16.—John c. Oatt, a
well-known railroad man, who was ro
ported yesterday to have Buffered a stroke
of apoplexy, is about again. It was
merely a severe attack of vertigo.
Blame Much Improved.
New York, May 10.—Mr. Blame
passed a comfortable day, and his con
dition is so much improved that the
doctor does not Intend to visit him to
morrow.
Destructive Fire.
Mkapvillk (Pa.), May 10.—Four stores
and several dwellings were destroyed
this afternoon by a tire which threatened
for a time to sweep the village. Loss,
?00,000.
Carriage Manufacturers Fail.
St. Lo*-is. May 10. — The Milburn
Manufacturing Company, wagon and
carriage manufacturers, have assigned.
Liabilities, 31,000,000; assets, $150,000.
AT THE GERMAN CAPITAL.
NEW PHASE OF THE GERMAN
TREATY WITH SPAIN.
The Letter's Reciprocity Treaty With
the United States Stands ln tho
"Way of Its Consummation.
(Copyright, 1891, by N. Y. Associated Pre*s.[
Berlin, May 16.—The negotiations for
the German-Austrian commercial treaty
with Spain havo become curiously in
. | voived with tho reciprocity convention
I proposed by tho United States. The
German Embassador at Madrid sent a
dispatch to tho effect that the Spanish
Minister of Foreign Affairs received
the overtures for a treaty with Ger
many favorably, and told the German
Embassador that tho Cabinet meant to
renew the treaties generally on the prin
ciple of reciprocity as far as was compati
ble witli the protection policy. Since
this, however, the concession to the
United States has become known. This
renders diflioult any treaty with Euro
pean powers.
Spain has agreed to givo Americau im
ports Into Cuba and Porto Rico a differ
ential rato of 25 per cent, against similar
imports from ail other countries, whether
or not they conclude treaties with Spain.
Such a privilege, constituting a practical
customs union between the United States
and the -Spanish Antilles, blocks further
negotiations which tho Germ.iv Embassa
dor had undertaken simultaneously with
the Austrian, Italian and Belgium
ters.
Spain has beon invited to send a dele
gate to the Customs Conferonco at
Vienna, where tho difficulty might
be discussed. The Gorman traffic with
tho Antilles is of no great importance,
but the formation of a treaty recog
nizing exclusive American privileges is
hardly possible. Tho Madrid Govern
ment finds that every country of Europe
takes a similar view of matters.
The resi"nation of Herr Maybach,
Prussian Minister of Public Works, re
moves from tho public stage the last
Minister of tho old Emperor, except
Boetticher. The latter is now on the evo
oi' departing. It is reported that he will
become tho President of the province of
Sehk sswig-liolstcin, Herr yon Benning
bot succeeding to the home office, and
Herr Miguel, Imperial Minister of
Finance, ooeoming Vice-President of
the Prussian Council. The impending
changes will add power to the National
Liberals in the Ministry.
The press is discussing a pamphlet,
supposed to have been inspired by Bis
marck, assailing tho Emperor's tenden
cies toward the resolution. The paper
argues that the Ministers alono ought to
be responsible, and that he ought to spe
cially avoid rhetorical declarations as in
the proportion that his fallibility becomes
obvious, will respect for him suffer.
A chapter on "Tho Kaiser and his own
Minister" blames Chancellor Yon Caprioi
for not using his influence to prevent tho
Emperor's injudicious public utterances,
I compares Germany to a rudderless ship,
and accuses tho Emperor of confiding
private advices behind the back of his
J Ministers.
The misery of tho defeated strikers at
Westphalia is extreme. Over 20,000 who
have applied for work in the Bochum
district havo boon refused employment,
and aro threatened with expulsion'from
their homes.
Gladstone Suffers a Relapse.
London, May 16.—Gladstone has suf
fered a slight relapse.
NO. 52.
THE CRUISERS MEET.
Both the Charleston and Esmer
alda Arrive at Acapulco.
NOTHING KNOWN OF THE WHERE
ABOUTS OP THE ITATA
Tho Cruisers Lying In Gunshot Rango
of Eath Other, "Walthig for the
Itata to Put In an Appearance—Tho
Esmeralda Endeavors to Purchaso
Coal at Acapulco, But Is Ordered
Out of Port by the Mexican Au
thorities.
Special to the Sixnvv I'nton.
Washington, May Ki.—There is great
excitement here in the Na\y Deportment
Over the receipt of a mocmaflCl iVom the
American Consul at Acapulco.
The message is rather brief, but fur
nishes the first reliable news that has yet
been received as to the whereabouts' of
the United States cruiser Charleston, it
reads:
"AcU-PtTLCO (Mex.), May Ki.-The in
surgent man-of-war Esmeralda has put
into port. She was closely followed by
the I'nited States cruiser Charleston and
both vessels are lying within 500 yards of
each other's guns.
"So far the Itata has not been sighted."
The Navy Department officials have no
fear ot an engagement. The general itn
preasion is that there will be no hostili
ties, at least until the Itata comes in Bight.
The Charleston, it ts thought, will un
dertake to place a crew on the insurgents'
steamer an.) return ber toSan Diego.
In the event ofthe Esmeralda objecting
to the proceedings there is likely to bo
trouble.
I.VTKIt Ai-I'OINT.
WASHCfOTON, May 16. A Iter a week of
waiting, some tangible newa waa to-day
received at the Navy Department from
the Charleston. First esme a dispafc h
from Acapulco stating that the Chilean
insurgent cruiser Esmeralda had put out
of Acapulco harbor yesterday aud had
returned to port to-day.
Later on through the State Department
a dispatch came saying that the Charles
ton had arrived at Acapulco and that tho
Esmeralda was -still In port, but giving
uo news of the Itata. what the next
step is to be no one at the department
knows or feels free to tell. The ('harles
ton is to take on coal, as her supply has
probably nearly run out daring the
week's chase.
Whether the Esmeralda is to have tho
privilege of taking coal aboard cannot bo
learned here, as it is a matter entirely
within the control of the Mexican Gov
ernment; but the presumption at the de
partment is against it, ss the neutrality
laws would be strained by the Mexican
Government if it allowed anything be
yond water ami food supplies* to lie fur
nished the belligerent.
The theory at the Navy Department is
that the Charleston, whose commands.,
Captain Remey, has orders admitting of
largo discretionary movements, will now
lie at or near Acapulco for a tune, trust
ing that the Itata, which is a slow, -m en
knot ship, has not yet passed down tho
coast, and will try to coal in that neigh
borhood.
If she is sighted the Charleston will
doubtless try to seize her. Sho cannot do
this in Mexican waters, so that it would
bo necessary to head her off outside tho
three-mile line, or if unsuccessful in that
to follow her to sea when she goes out.
What the Ksmeralda will do in tho
meantime is problematical,
The general impression is that the offi
cers of that vessel will rely more upon
strategy than force to obtain the Supplies
carried by the Itata, and some of the olll
cers believe that she is trying to lure tho
Charleston away from "tho Itata's real
course. A recourse to force to prevent
the Charleston from capturing the Itata.
however, would, it is said, be the death
blow of iho Insurgent cause tn Chile, as
the entire naval force ofthe United States
in tho Pacific would, if necessary, bo
promptly called into piay to destroy tho
insurgent navy.
In a cablegram received at tho Stato
Depart ment, Admiral M eCiuin announced
that the Baltimore and San Francisco
were both at Iquique, Chile, to-day.
So it appears tuat the Baltimore has
como north, and the San Francisco has
been stayed in her southern course just
at the point where the Chilean insurgent
navy is now nearly altogether assembled.
This point is almost the extreme norlh of
Chile, and is where the Itata would nat
urally tind her destination if she eluded
the Charleston.
TUE KSMEUALDA ORDERED OUT OF PORT.
City of Mexico, May 10.—The Gov
ernment denies the truth of th«> pub
lished rumors that the Ksmeralda suc
ceeded in buying even a limited amount
of coal at Acapulco, but says, on tho con
trary, she was ordered out of port r.v.d is
now lying off the coasi iv neutral watem.
Tho general opinion at Acapulco is that
tho Itata has passed that place nnd gono
sonth, and the Esmeralda has been wait
ing for the I'nited States steamer Charles
ton.
At 5 o'clock this afternoon an unusual
commotion was observed on the Esmer
alda, but a thorough search of the water
failed to show any sign of an approaching
vessel.
THE SAN FRANCISCO AND BALTIMORE.
Iquique, May 16.—The Unitod States
warship Baltimore, from Valparaiso, ar
rived hero this morning. The Baltimore
und San Francisco will remain on this
coast under command of Admiral Brown.
Admiral McCann will be transferred to
the Pensacola, which is expected here in
a few days, aud will then leave for tho
Atlantic.
ESMERALDA IX SEARCH OF COAL.
San Diego, May 16.—Purser Walter
ofthe Pacific Coast Steamship "Newborn,
when interviewed to-day said that thu
Chilean man-of-war Esmeralda was
short of coal when tho Newbern passed
her on the Ist inst. off Cape San Loess.
Tho officers of tho Esmeralda visited tho
Newborn at San Jose Del Cabo tho next
daj-, and said their destination was somo
port in the United States whero they
could get coal. They also inquired as to
the quantity of coal tho Newborn WSS
carrying, and seemed disappointed when
informed that tho steamer had only a
small quantity.
The purser corroborates the report of
Yon Helm's story about seeing another
war ship much larger than tho Esmeralda
on tho night of the Ist. He thinks tliis
also must have been an insurgent ship,
for the Officers of tho Esmeralda know of
her whereabouts, and did not appear to bo
alarmed, as would have been the ease il
the ship had be< n Bahnaoeda's Imperial
The officers of the Ksmeralda refused tt
tell the name of the other ship whe*
questioned.
DID NOT MEET TIIE VESSELS.
San Fkanci-sco, May 10.—The Pa'
Mail steamship San Bias arrived in
last night from Panama and wav p
It was expected that tbe San Bias vv
bring some news of tho Chilean sl
Itata or Esmeralda, and possibly of v
Charleston, but her officers report thai
they did not sco any of them. *The.peo
ple at Acapulco were expecting a visil
from tho vessels, but up'to the time the
San Bias loft nothing had been heard ol
them.

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