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VOLUME L.XXXI.--NO. 7H.
MOVEMENTS OF THE ITATA Tbe Esmeralda's Captain Says She is Out of Danger. THE INFORMATION RECEIVED AT THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. 'Tho Charleston at Acapulco Taking on Coal—The Cruiser Placed Under Command of Commodore McCann, Who Is Ordered to Take Charge of | the Pacific Squadron Until the . Chilean Difficulty is Settled-Other J Chilean Vessels Believed to be i Heading for Mexican Ports. Special to the Record-Union. City of Mexico (via Galveston), May 17.— Xl Universal, the only Government organ that lias so far made any mention of tho arrival of the Esmeralda at Aca pulco, says that, in addition to the Es meralda, other Chilean warships are expected at the Mexican ports. A telegram from Guatemala states that the schooner Captain, just arrived, re ports having seen two strange-looking vessels under full sail proceeding in a southerly direction. THB <IIA KT.KSTON AND ESMERALDA. City or Mexico, May 17. —The Ameri can ship Charleston and Chilean man-of war Esmerala are lying at anchor near the entrance to the harbor of Acapulco. j The Chilean Captain says his vessel -lias ; not called at any American port, conse- ; qnently, he says, it is not probable that tlie United States authorities will inter- j fere with the movements of cither him self or his vessel. An officer of the Esmeralda, in reply to a question put to him in the telegraph office at Acapulco as to the probability of an old-fashioned sea fight between the Charleston and Esmeralda, said, in a | jocular and rather ambiguous way: "Oh, J the Itata is already out of danger. She; has plenty of coal and provisions to carry j her to her destination." This remark has given rise to the re- j port that the ltata coaled at sea aud pro- j <_ceded to-her destination, while tho Chil ean warship steamed for Acapulco to' throw the L nited States authorities eIT the track. ACTION TAKEN AT WASHINGTON. Washikotok, May 17.—No informa tion has been received at the Navy De partment regarding the movements of j the Itata. nor have any further orders | D «ent to the Charleston directing her I future movements. Tlie only telegram rede-Ted to-day was one from Captain Remey, saying that the Charleston was still at Acapulco, taking in coal, and nothing bad been beard or seen of the j Itata. The Esmeralda is also in port and had been refused coal by the Mexican! authorities. An order was sent to-day by Secreta y j Tracy to Commodore McCann, now on ; bis flagship, the Baltimore, at Iquique, • upe, pia-'ing the Charleston under ins immediate command, so that in future movements the vessel may be under his direction instead of under orders fmm the Navy Department, as she has been since leaving San Francisco in search of tlio Itata. This order will give Commodore Mc- Cann practically discretionary powers regarding the future course the Cnarles •.'•n shall pursue in the chase ofthe insur gent vessel. As there are now two acting Rear-Ad mirals in the Chilean waters—Commo dore McCsnn on the Baltimore and com modore Brown on the San Francisco— the command of the squadron will de volve upon Admiral McCann as senior officer, both Admirals, however, keeping their undivided commands, and will in future act in concert. It is not thought that the order of the Secretary to-day placing the Charleston under the direction of Commodore Mc- Cann will make any change In the policy to be pursued by the Navy Department relative to the pursuit oftlie itata. The order was issued because the officials of the Navy Department were ofthe opinion that the movements of the Charleston, as well as those of other vessels of the Pa cific Squadron In search ol the itata, could be better controlled under the or-1 dors of Commodore McCann than under orders from a place so far from the scene of action as \\ ashington. Secretary Tracy said to-night that the situation remains practically the same as it was yesterday. Commodore McCann, he said, would remain as senior officer in command of the naval forces on the I'a cilic until the Chilean difficuty wasset :. and would ultimately return to his command Of the South Atlantic Station, i when Commodore Brown would assume i command of the Pacific Station. it is thought that the Charleston will take at least twodays, and perhaps longer. io coal, as ships of her class cannot load last, owing to the location of one of the coal bins. This will depend, however, entirely upon the quantity ofcoalshe Meeds to till her bunkers. By the time she has coaled some new light may be thrown on the whereabouts of the itata, but for tlie next two days tbe Charleston will likely remain at Acapnlco, in the meantime keeping a lookout forthe itata and watching her consort, the Esmeralda. An official of the Navy Department said to-night that it was not likely that the Esmeralda would seek to procure coal at any of the sea-coast town- on the Centra] American or Colombian coast, as these countries would undoubtedly act aa Mexico has done, In refusing to \ iolste ths neutrality laws by aiding the Insur gents to replenish their coal supplies, or j procure munitions of war. .MIST USB l-'OI.rK. W NK< KSSARV. New York, May 17.—A TW&tMM Wash ington special says: The Pensacols is ex ed at iquique to-morrow ornext day. when there will bs three naval vess 18 gathered at that port. Commodore Mc- , Can n has orders to take the ltata by force, if necessary, and bring her to San Diego. The Chilean transport cannot tie taken In Mexican waters, and her appearance there within ths next twenty-four hours will therefore be observed merely. She can, however, be taken In Chilean waters, that nation having declared her an out law. The orders to McCann, in case the ltata eludes the Charleston, are to have oneof the three vessels st iquique inter cept the fugitive ship. The Navy Department has fortified Itself With legal authority for the present pursuit, and finds able" defense for her seizure npon the open seas. In decisions oftho Supreme Court a hundred years ago that tribunal decided (Rose va. Hsnly) that "the seizure oi a ship npon the high - after she is committed of an Bctof forfeiture within the territory is not in consistent with the sovereign rights of a nation to which it belongs, whatever great principle of self-defense in its reasonable and necessary exercise will sanction an individual in a State nature may lawfully be performed upon the high seas." .... There aro other similar decisions. Said Secretary Tracy to-night: "The confusion seems to arise in failing to dis tinguish between the right to pursue and -ei/e an olfending ship and an obligation to pursue. Our neutrality laws simply require tbo use of due diligence to see that our ports are not made tlie base of operations for fitting out hostile fleets against nations with which we are at THE RECORD-UNION. peace. If, notwithstanding the exercise of such diligence, a ship escapes from our port and gets upon the high seas, while w<- may pursue her, we are under no ob ligation to pursue her. "A failure to pursue her w rould only be treated as a circumstance tending to prove the original negligence in permitting her escape; but in the case of the ltata, she not only is alleged to have committed an act within our ports which subjected her to forfeiture, but, having been regularly seized for that offense, she was forcibly rescued from the possession of the courts and carried away. No one questions the right of a nation to pursue and recapture under such circumstances." Secretary Tracy's course has the ap proval of the President and Secretary Blame. THE CHARLESTON READY FOR SEA. New York, May 17. -A dispatch to the Ucrald from Acapulco, dated May 17th, says: Ever since the arrival here of the Charleston the ship's company has been on a keen jump to get ready for sea again. The work of coaling—usually so distaste ful to man-of-war's men—has been rushed along as if it were a pleasure. To night, with a sufficient coal supply for ten days at high speed, lhe Charleston will leave the harbor and continue to chase tho Itata. No one bnt Captain Remey knows what course the Charleston will steer after she goes outside. The Esmeralda still lies near the har bor entrance, but has not yet coaled her ship. Her < 'aptain is apparently as igno rant ofthe Itata's whereabouts as we are. There can bo no doubt that the Esmeralda is kept informed by telegraph of what is going on in tho United States. Her offi cers are frequently seen at the cable office receiving or sending messages. It is ru mored even that money w*ill bo trans mitted to the Esmeralda by cable transfer to enable her to get coal here. At present she could be of little service to the Itata, even if the lat ter arrived off the port, for both ships must be nearly cleaned out of coal. The Esmeralda's officers and crew talk very freely about the Itata, but evidently they do so in the hope that they will thereby deceive Captain Remey of the Charleston. One of their stories is they had already met tlie Itata and taken her stores and arms from her. Another is that the Itata has met a coal-laden vessel at sea and is now pushing on southward with full bunkers." These fairy tales overlook the impossi bility of trans-shipping a heavy cargo of coal or of arms in the open sea, an opera tion, even with every preparation made aud modern appliances, would require a week of smooth sea, and it would be a difficult and dangerous job then. What the Charleston intends now do ing will depend upon Captain Remev's orders. It is not improbable that he will continue straight on for Chile, stopping for coal at Panama in order to join tho other ships of our navy at Iquique. As the ltata must turn up there eventually, perhaps that will be the surest way to catch her. After sailing to-night the Charleston may not be heard from again for (several days, or she may be next reported a.1. bringing tlie Itata into this port to gee coal beiore taking her north. World's Columbian Exposition. Washikotok, May 17.—The Latin- American department of the World's Columbian Exposition to-day received a cablegram from Special Commissioner Tisdeli. announcing that he had received unofficial assurances that the Govern ment of Ecuador would accept tho invi tation and erect a building of its own at Chicago. Mountains Covered with Snow. Paris, May 17. —Snow-storms prevailed to-day at Belfonto and Nancy. The mountains at, Alsace are covered with snow. MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE. ANXIETY FELT FOR THE WHERE ABOUTS OF 11. .7. IIANCHETT. Ho Left Chicago for His Home In Los Angeles, Bnt Has Not Since Been Heard From. Special to the Record-Union. Chicago, May 17.— H. J. Hanchett, Secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and manager of the California Orange Carnival recently exhibited here, is said to be missing in Chicago since the Tth inst. Tlie matter whs reported to I the police, Who have been notified to look I for the missing man. C. D. Hanchett, tho missing man's I brother, who lives here, is of the opinion that lie has fallen a victim of foul play. 1 The last seen of Hanchett was in tho Clark-street ticket broker's ollice, about 7 o'clock on the night of the 7th. At 8 o'clock he intended to leave for Los Angelea, over the Santa Fe, with tho car nival party. Earlier in theday be had ' carrjea his luggage to the Dearborn ; station and left it with the check boy. It has been ascertained that a man answer ing Hanchett.. description claimed tho parcels at the station about 9:_o o'clock the same evening, and walked toward the gate as though to take tlio train. His friends in Chicago, ES. C. Smith and his aunt, Mrs. Murphy, and his grand ; lather, Mr. Griffiths, concluded that he had taken the later train for home, and : waited a week before making Inquiry in this city. Saturday a telegram was' •■<■ oeived from ('. I>. Wiliard, Hanchett'i assistant, stating that no news had been learned from him in the nine days, and that his wife is terrified. The missing man i 1... years old, and a prominent citizen of Los Angeles. He is a member of the Board of Education and a Director of the Public Library. lie waa once '-ity editor of the I.os Angeles Herald, and has been connected with various San Francisco dailies. When last seen he had about IS9OO with him. His Mends say that he had no bad habits. A full description of the missing man haa been furnished the police, who will try to ascertain 11i•— whereabouts. t .\ F.ASINJ-ss AT LOS AN'iKt.KS. Los Anoki.ks, May 17.—Telegrams re ceived in this city to-day from the brother ! of 11. Jay Hanchett. at Chicago, to the effect that Hanchett had mysteriously disappeared, created quite a sensation, as Hanchett is Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and widely known. The last heard of him by his wife was on the ..th instant, When a letter was recei\ ed Baying he would leave for home and hurry as fast a- possible. There had been some uneasiness at the ) Chamber of Commerce for the past three ' or four days over llanchett's failure to show up, but it was supposed he had stopped over en route, and not till to-day, when the telegrams bom Chicago were received, did the matter become public. So far as known there is absolutely no cause tor llanchett's disappearance. His family relations have always been pleas ant. He owns considerable real estate bete and his finances are in good ahape, 'lhe Chamber of Commerce owes him several months' salary, and his accounts are all straight. MAY UK ON TnE CAN APIAN PACIPXCL San Desqo, May 17.— R. 11. Young, one of San Diego's delegates to the OrangS Carnival at Chicago, says that when he left on tho Oth instant H. J. Hanchett was preparing to return to the • oast with a party of friends over either the Northern Pacific or Canadian Pacific railroads. If he took the latter route, It is probable that Mr. Hanchett may still be on his way to Los Angolos, as twelve days are required to make the trip on i that line. SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1891. REQUESTS HIS RECALL. Italy's Consul at New Orleans in | Much Disfavor. ' HE IS SAID TO HAVE OUTLIVED HIS USEFULNESS. Eleven Austrian Immigrants Detained at New York for i Violation of tho Allen Contract Labor Law—Fatal Railway Collision on the Chicago and Atlnntlc Road—"Way Believed to Bo Opened for the Ultimate Dis ruption of the Federation of Rail way Enc-ployes. Special to the Record-Union. New Orleans, May 17. — Mayor Shakespeare addressed a letter to Gov ernor Nicholls yesterday, in which ho calls attention to the course of Consul Corto since the assassination of Chief of Police Hennessy, and asks that the Con- J sul's exequatur be recalled. In conclusion, the Ma\*or says: "If, as Italian Consul, Mr. Corte has ever had any usefulness here he has outlived it, and, became, through his own acts, not only an unacceptable person, but an ele ment of danger to this community, in that, by hi:-; utterance, he incites his inllamma ble poople to riot or sullen opposition to the laws and customs of the country they have sought as an asylum. Being the depositary, as he confesses himself to be, of the criminal secrets relating to indi viduals of his race resident among us, he refuses to give to the Department of Police and Justice information he had, and thereby increases the danger to the community from these criminals. For these reasons I have tho honor to request that you ask of the honorable Secretary of State at Washington the recall of Con sul Cortes exequatur by the President." ALIEN CONTRACT LABOR. Superintendent Weber Detains Several Dnmijj*rants at New* York. New York, May 17.—Superintendent Weber has determined to ascertain whether it is possible to enforce at this port that portion of the immigration laws | which prohibits the importation of alien i contract labor. Monday last he detained eleven Aus trian emigrants of that kind, who, accord ing to their own statements, had been brought here under contract to work for two companies in Chicago. Their pas sage to this country had been paid by the agent or contractor, who had agreed "with them that they should get a certain fixed rate of daily wages in ( hieago. As in these cases there seemed to be a violation of the law, Weber gave orders for the detention of the men. They were not shipped back to Austria at once. The Secretary of the Treasury was notified of their arrival and the advis ability of keeping them here as wit aooooaina suit to be brought against the violators of the alien contract labor law. PRETTY COMFORTABLY FIXED. New York, May 17.—Aristeed Cronen berg, an ordinary-looking emigrant, landed at the barge office to-day en route from Belgium to Asheville, N. C, and when asked If he had any money pro duced a roll of S.V) and $100 bills, amount ing in all to $10,000. CLEARrS'G-HOUSE STATISTICS. Bnsiness Transacted ln tho Principal Cities During the Past Wock. Boston, May 17.—Clearing-house re turns are as follows: New York, ?7.''.2, - a decrease 0f22.G per cent.; Boston, §04,383,000, a decrease of 25 per cent.; Chi cago, 102,925,000, an increase of 4.2 per cent.; Philadelphia, 996,300,000, a de- < I crease of 14.8 per cent.; St. Louis, ?21, _'<- i j 000, a decrease of 9.6 per cent.: San Fran cisco, i: 18, s. 0,000, a decrease of 0.4 per cent.; Baltimore, 112,951,000, a decrease of 17 J per cent.; New Orleans, $9,121,000, an in crease of 0.1 percent.; Cincinnati. $13-299, --000, a decrease of 4 per cent.; Pittsburg, $13,450,000, a decrease of 12 per cent.; <7al veaton, $4^205,000, an increase of 309.7 per cent.; Minneapolis, $6,642,000, an increase of 2.5 per cent.; Omaha, ■$4,1.57.000, a de crease of 28.5 per cent.; Denver, 84,832,000, a decrease of 6.1; St. Paul, $4,451,000, an increase of r>.7 per cent.; Portland (Or.), $1,790,000, a decrease of 19.7 per cent.; Salt Lake, $1,317,000, a decrease of 0.7 per cent.; Seattle, $967,670, a decrease of 14.3 per cent.; Tacoma, .974,781, an increase of Pi. i per cent.: Los Angeles, .*>.!»U,9(__, an increase of 9.2 per cent. The total gross exchanges for the week in the principal cities of the United States and Canada were $1,196,062,790. a decrease of 17 per cent, as compared with the cor responding week last year. THE NORTHWESTERN SWITCHMEN. They are Indignant at the Action Taken by tho Supreme Council. Chicaoo, May 17.—8y refusing to call out the trainmen on the Northwestern road the Supreme Council of the United Orders appears to have possibly opened the way to the ultimate disruption of tho federation. The council's action was severely con demned at a meeting of tho switchmen's leaders, held to-day. It was at a session of the Grand Lodge of Switchmen, and . the members discussed the proceedings of i the council st length. At one time tho lodge determined to withdraw from the federation, but eventually decided to lot matters rest as they aro at present, trust ing to time and opportunity to bring about an improved condition of things. Grand Master Sweeney of the SwTteh i men's Association said the switchmen have been the victims of a diabolical I conspiracy. "The trainmen and firemen, j by the connivance of their officials," said I he, "conspired with tho Northwestern Railroad to drive out tho switchmen, and j they did so temporarily. We shall bide ! our time, howover, and pay them back i with interest before we get through with them." Tiie Chicago Switchmen's Union was busy to-night debating whether or not to apply to-morrow to be taken back. THE BODY FOUND. Fate of a Child Who Got Lost ln the Sand Hills. < >maua, May 17.-—For a week the en tire male population of Thedford, Thomas i County, has engaged in a search for two : little girls of John Hammond, who were lost in the sand Jhills surrounding tho town last Sunday. The children, one 8 and the other 6, went to visit their sister, who lives six miles north of Thedford, and about 5 o'clock they started home. They had to go about a mile, and the road led through tho sand hills. The children lost their way in gathering flowers. Tho parents and neichl>ors searched tho hills that night, and Monday a general alarm was given. Thursday at noon the youngest child was found where she had fallen, com- pletely exhausted and half covered with sand, fifteen miles frpm the point where the children left the road. The little one was unconscious. She was soon restored, however, and said her sister went home. The search went on; it continued until this afternoon, when the dead body of the eldest child was found ten miles north of Dunning, Blame County, fully sevonty five miles from the place where the children lost their way. Crops in Kansas. Kansas City, May 17.—The Star says: "Crop reports from Kansas have been getting worse every day for a week, but to-day the temper of advices is completely changed. Soaking rains fell last night and to-day throughout the wheat belt. The rain will do an immense amount ot good, but there is a question still as to whether in some sections the ravages of insects have not gone too far to be com pletely overcome. At any rate it seems certain that the State will raise from 40,000,000 to 50,000,000 bushels of wheat." Negroes Dispersed by tho Military. Wilmington (N. C), May 17.—The Light Infantry was called out at 2 o'clock this morning to disperse a crowd of negroes, who had gathered near the jail for the nurpose of releasing Kit Huggins, the omnibus driver who yesterday ran over and kUled a little white boy. upon hearing ofthe military alarm, the negroes immediately dispersed. Fifteen negroes were arrested and everyone found to have a pistol in his possession. The in lantry were under arms all night, but their further services wero not needod. The Marj*land Sonatorshlp. Baltimore, May 17.—Tho contest for the United States Senatorship to till tho vacancy caused by tho death of Senator ] Wilson has narrowed down to two candi dates, Governor Jackson and Colonel John Walter Smith. Tbe Governor ex pected Senator Gorman to help him along in his light, but the Senator has his own re-election to look after in the next Legis lature, and has quietly informed all can- j didates for the eastern shoro Senatorship that they must look out for themselves. Protective Order of ________ Louisville, May 17. —The sixth an nual reunion of the Benevolent and Pro tective Order of Elks began here to-night. This afternoon at the Cave Hill Ceme tery, in the presence often thousand peo ple, the "Elks' Rest" was dedicated, (.rand Esquire, W. C. Dudley of San Francisco, unveiled the monument, which consists of a bronze elk twelve feet high upon a base four feet high. B'nai B'rith Convention. St. Loris, May 17.—The delegates to the convention of B'nai B'rith was called to order by President Wolfenstein this morning. The business transacted to day included the annnal address of the President, the reception of officers' re ports and the annual report of the Hoard of Endowments. Committees were also appointed for the ensuing year. Fatal Railroad Collision. Huntington (Ind.), May 17. — This morning a passenger train on the Chi cago and Atlantic collided with a freight, and both engines were total wrecks. Engineer Lines was killed and fireman <jriUiths seriously injured. The passen gers were badly shaken up. Secretary Blame Improving. New York, May 17.—Secretary Blame is improving. His gout is less trouble some, and his general condition is such as to give rise to hopes of his leaving the city this week. He left his bed in the af ternoon and reclined on a lounge, reading the papers. Short in His A-cconnts. Louisville, May 17.—The Duke Al phonse de Thierry, of France, for five years past bookkeeper of the Conrad Tanning Company, has left this city, sev eral thousand dollars short with tho tan ning company. Damaged by Frost. Cleveland, May 17.—Dispatches from towns in northern Ohio report a pretty general frost last light, which did con siderable damage. Thompson's Losses. New York, May 17.—The losses of the j Australian bookmaker, Thompson, on I the Brooklyn handicap aro ?>--.,4_0. THIRD PARTY MOVEMENT. GREAT INTEREST TAKEN IN THE COMING CONVENTION. Likely That tho Conference Will Find It a Difficult Task to Concil iate tho Factions. Special to the Record-Union. Cincinnati, May 17.—The coming week will bring to this city a political gathering of unique form, in whose action there is wide interest. It is not a convention in the usual sense of that term, for it has no party call as a basis. It is perhaps best described as the Na tional Union Conference. Originally it was called not by the Farmers' Alliance Convention at Ocala, Florida, but by members of that conven tion, and the time was set for February 23d, in this city. That call was addressed to all organizations who have stood up for independent political action on the questions of finance, transportation, labor and laud. The call was signed by about seventy persons from seventeen States. It met with objection trom various sources, partly because its purpose was announced to form a National Union party, based on fundamental ideas of finance, transporta tion, labor and land. This opposition had the effect of necessitating a delay, and the date of tho conference was changed to May lltth. The Stato Executive Committee of tho People's party of Indiana, composed of some of the original signers of the call, enlarged the representation so as to in clude the American Federation of Labor, trades unions and trades assemblies. Federation of Railway Employes and Nationalists by their representatives. The Citizens' Alliance of Kansas on February 7th re-issued the call, stating the object to be to adopt a platform and make such arrangements for the conflict of 1892 as the conference may deem fitting. From this outline of the call it is plain that the difficulty will arise in settling tho questions, if any arise, upon the creden tials, and also that the real purpose of the conference is not clearly dennea. Already two views are being urged in various quarters upon the question of forming a third party, and it has gone so far in some places as to cause tho organizations op posed to a third party to refuse to send delegates, while others aro electing dele gates for the avowed purpose of defeat ing the formation of a third party. The conference promises to be one not without a difficult task before it, but likely to call for the best wisdom of its delegates. About 300 delegates of 3,000 or more that are expected will participate in the deliberations are on the ground to-night. Among these are Congressman Simpson, General James B. weaver, of lowa, Congressman Wcller, of lowa, more fa miliarly known "Calamity Weller," and General Secretary Hayes of the Knights of Labor. COAST CHRONICLES. Serious Accident to a Pleasure Party at Mt. St. Helena. A VALLEJO MERCHANT SUICIDES BY HANGING. Young Man Stabbed by a Colored Bo at Stockton—A Karm-llonse In So lano County Fired by an Incendiary —AnAorouaut Meets With a Fatal Accident at Seattle—Tho Murder of G. W. Miller at Los Angeles Shrouded in Mystery. Special to the Record-Union. Calistoga, May 17.—T0-day a pleasure party consisting of twelve ladies and gen tlemen from Crystal Springs and St. He lena visited Mount St. Helena. After enjoying the day they started on tho re turn trip down the mountain road toward Calistoga in a vehicle drawn by four horses. At six o'clock this evening, when about a mile from the base of the mountain, the wagon overturned, throwing the occu pants violently to the ground. All were more or less bruised, Robert Pratt and Miss Florence Hutchins being hurt more than the others. They were brought to the Magnolia Hotel here, and the result of their inju ries cannot be foretold. Among other members of the party was a dislocated elbow, a broken wrist and a broken col lar bone. It is remarkable that some ofthe party were not killed outright. The horses broke loose from the vehicle when the accident happened and dashed down the mountains, but were not injured. CUTTING AFFRAY. A Stockton Young Man Stabbed Twice By a Colored Boy. Stockton, May 17.—Last evening about 6 o'clock a telegram message was re ceived at the police station stating that a j man was lying bleeding and nearly dead near the wheel factory. Chief Fowler and officer Kenyon drove immediately to tho locality indicated and commenced searching for the reported dying man. They were not making much progress when they were informed that the colored man who had been cut was at the house of Elmore Arthur, col ored, who resides on Pilgrim street, near the race track. Thither the officers pro ceeded and found there Henry Weaver, a young man about thirty years of age, j the person who had been cut. Dr. Beede '. was already in attendance on the wounded man, and stated that one of the wounds was serious but death was not liable to ensue. One of the wounds was a cut six incbes deep in tho left thigh and the other was little more than an abrasion on the ankle. When questioned about his injuries ; and how he received them Weaver was extremely reticent, and at first flatly re fused to talk. It was found out, however, that the cut had been inflicted by Elmore Arthur, a boy about fifteen years of age, a nephew ofthe elder Arthur. Elmore Arthur was arrested and a charge of assault with a deadly weapon was placed against him. MAY BE INNOCENT. Further Light Thrown on the nam mond Grand Larceny Case. Seatti.k. May 17.—Charles R. Ham mond of Cleveland-street (London) no toriety, who is in jail here serving a term of two years for grand larceny, wrote a letter to-day which, if the facts are as set forth by him, indicates that he is innocent, and that the charge of grand larceny was trumped up by English detectives to get him out of the way in order to prevent disclosures of the doings at the Ham mond house in London. Hammond wrote a letter to Beck, who is serving a sentence in the penitentiary, but it was interrupted by the jailer. Beck told another prisoner while in jail at Snohomish that he committed the lar ceny for which Hammond was con victed. In his letter Hammond makes an ear nest appeal to Beck lo speak out and re veal such facts concerning the case as he is in possession of. GLOVE FIGHT AT SALIDA. James Callens Knocked Out in the Fifth Round. Modesto, May 17.—A prize-fight took place at Salida, six miles north of Mo desto, this afternoon, between Hank En glehart, of Modesto, and James Callens, late of San Francisco, for a purse of §200. Over one hundred persons were present. Both men came up in good condition. Callens soon showed that he was not of good wind, but fought valiantly till the fifth round, when he was knocked down twice. The first time he got up in time to save the match, but the second time he could not get up. Englehardt was de clared tho winner. Callens weighed 109 pounds, and|Engle hart 174. Four-ounce gloves were used. WORK OF AN INCENDIARY. A Farm-House Fired and Burned to tho Ground. Scisun, May 17.—An incendiary fire occurred in Green Valley this morning. A house on the Durham ranch, which was recently sold to Mr. Tulloch of Selma, was seen to be on fire about twenty minutes after the occupants had left on a picnic. Constable Shipper., who was on the hillside near by, saw a man running toward the creek and in a few minutes saw smoke issuing from tlie building. Parties are out searching for the incendiary, but it will be hard to catch him, as the brush in the vicinity is very thick. The building was burned to the ground. SHROUDED IN MYSTERY. No Clue Yet Discovered to the Murder of G. AY. Miller at Los An__eles. Los Angeles, May 17.—The murder of George W. Miller, proprietor of the Carl ton saloon and lodging-house, Saturday night, is shrouded in mystery. Investi : gallon iudicates that robbery was not the objoct, as at first supposed, as papers and other articles on his person were undis turbed. The place where the murder occurred was in the back room of a saloon, sep arated only by a thin board partition from another room, in which a party of men were playing cards. It is believed that the murderer came in the back way of the saloon and retreated by the same route alter completing his bloody work. An autopsy held to-day shows that the wounds on the left side of the head were evidently inflicted with a hammer. Suicide at Vallejo. Vallejo, May 17.—Peter Tragainee, an old resident, suicided this morning by hanging. He was a merchant here, aud went to bed as usual with his boy. The boy awoke early and missed him. Not finding him at his place of business, he gave tho alarm, and Tragainoe WM found hanging in the attic by a rope. He was injured in the great Julia accident some years ago, aud has not been right in his mind since. The Coroner's inquest found a verdict of suicide. Fatal Accident to an Aeronaut. Spokane (Wash.), May 17.—Professor W. T. Rountree, an amateur aeronaut, attempted to make an ascension this eve ning after tho ball game. Tho balloon struck a post at the corner of a building, knocking Rountreo out ofthe parachute. He fell to the ground, sustaining injuries from which ho soon died. Thrown From a Horse. Carson .Nov.), May 17.—The youngest son of Assemblyman William Thomp son was violently thrown from a horso this afternoon on his father's ranch, and rolled upon by the animal and Injured seriously. When last heard from he was , still unconscious. STANFORD UNIVERSITY. President Jordan Selecting Ills Corps of Instructors. Ithaca (N. V.), May 17.—Dr. Jordan, President of the Stanford University, is visiting hero to select a number of pro fessors for tho Stanford University tor the coming year. He has secured for the place of Librarian in tho new university Woodruff, who is now in Itaiy, but will return soon. He was for some time Assistant Librarian at Cornell, and his selection by Dr. Jordan is a good one. A. ti. Laird, who will be graduated this year, has been engaged as instructor in Greek, and Dr. O. L. Elliott has already gone to take a place in the university. Ex-President White and Professors Schurman and Comstock have been secured as non-resident lecturers by Jor dan. President Chamberlain ol the Univer sity of Wisconsin has been here to seek a successor to Professor Marx, who has been taken by the new California institu tion. NEW WARSHIPS. Work Progressing: Satisfactorily on the Craft. Washington*, May 17. —There are at present under construction at private shipyards sixteen vessels, including three tugs, for the navy, and at the navy yards three more. This does not include the Concord, Bennington and Monterey. The former two are fitting for sea at New York, and the latter was recently launched at San Francisco. Tho New York, for which the Cramps are to receive $_,9_0,000, will be launched in about three months. Reports from tho Government officers at the Union Iron Works make good showing for the work on Cruiser No. ti, whose Keel has been laid and whose frames are in course of erection. Tlie keel of the lino of battle ship Oregon, building at the Union Works, has not yet been laid. The Cruisers Nos. 9 and 10, identical in plan and cost, are well advanced at the Columbia Works, and it is expected that they will be launched in about four months. The squadron of evolution will not be disbanded. It may be enlarged. The squadron will meet in the James River the last of this month. Eastern Ball Games. St. Paul, May 17.—St, Paul 10, Omaha 13. Milwaukee, May 17.—Milwaukee 11, Denver 4. Sioux City, May 17.—Sioux City 13, Lincoln 15. MUSKEGON CONFLAGRATION. FIFTEEN HUNDRED PEOPLE REN DERED HOMELESS. Tho Loss Upward of Three-Quarters of a Million, With Only About One-Third Insurance. Special to the Record-Union. Mr sKEC'ON (Mich.), May 17.—The firemen continued to battle the flames till daylight, when they were practically extinguished. Men, women and chil dren continued to search in the neigh borhood of their recent homes for what might have escaped the fire and water. The people whose homes were saved wel comed rich and poor alike, providing quarters until others could be secured. There was even-hearted sympathy on every hand, and nearly all the homeless ones are provided with shelter. In a few cases the homeless people slept out of doors in tents. As yet thero is no gen eral movement looking to the raising of funds for the distressed, but that will be done to-morrow as soon as the excite ment subsides samewhat. The most costly building burned was tho stone Court-house. It was valued at $50,000. The largo vaults, containing all the important documents, are supposed to have stood the ordeal. The Daily Chronicle has started a relief fund for the destitute, and sums for warded to that paper will be acknowl edged and turned over to the Relief Com mittee to be expended among the desti tute. One thing over which all people rejoice is that no human lives wero lost. A large number of horses, cows, etc., which were in tho barns could not be saved. Several oxplosions occurred in the burn ing buildings, but no ono was injured, although several firemen had their hands and faces so seriously scorched that they had to be removed. It is impossible as yet to give any ac curate figures on the losses and insur ance. The total loss, the insurance men say, will easily be §500,000, and the insur ance $300,000. FIFTEEN HUNDRED HOMELESS. Grand Rapids, May 17.—A Democrat Muskegon special says: Fully 1,500 peo ple have been rendered homeless by yes terday's fire. The loss is estimated at three-quarters of a million of dollars, with only a third insurance. Many of those burned out were poor people, who lost their all. The section burned is about three-fourths of a mile long and two blocks wide, and contained twenty blocks. FIRE AT SEATTLE. Seattle (Wn.), May 17.—A fire broke out in the Sau Francisco saloon at 12 o'clock, and spread to two hotels, the Astor and the St. Elmo, adjoining. All three being frame buildings, they were totally gutted. The loss will reach 530, --000. For a time it was thought that all that section of town, which is thickly built, and adjoining many of the finest build ings and largest warehouses in the city, was doomed, but the entire department turned out, and in twenty minutes had the fire under control. forest fires raging. Ditluth (Minn.), May 17.—Forest fires raged again to-day in all directions from Duluth, and the city is covered with a canopy of smoke. The fires approached the city nearer on the west than ever be fore. The outskirts of West Duluth are in danger. .».—. A mammoth railway freight depot is being built in Jersey City v Its floor space will be 140,000 square feet. WHOLE NO. 15,471. WHY HE WAS ASSAULTED. The Czarowitz Offended the Na tional Religion. HE WENT TO THE SHRINE WITH HIS BOOTS ON A New Volcano Has Appeared In Ar menia—Tho Villages at tho Ra*--o of tho Mountain Have Boon Destroyed and Many Persons nn- Said to Have Been Killed — A French .Journal Offended at the Action Taken by England in Egyptian Affairs. Special to the RKCOKtv-U.tioN. Paris. May 17.—The French Embassy at Tokio telegraphed an official detail of the attack upon tho Czarowitz. From this it appears that the C/.arowit/.' assail ant was a policeman named Thunda. The Czarowitz and suite wore leaving j Otsu in jinrikshas. having just visited a j Buddhist temple. Both tho Czarowitz and Prince George went to the shrines : with their boots on. and the chief bonze, on their retiring, complained to the Japanese guards about this offense against the national religion. The Princes were entering their jinrik-. shas when Thunda, who waa standing guard, dealt the Czarowitz a blow with his sword. Prince George returned tin blow with his stick and threw Thiu.da several feet. The policeman rose and made a rush at the Czarowitz. A Japanese closed the front of tho carriage, and another Japanese wrested the sword from Thunda and cut him down, indict ing a severe wound. The chief bonze, with several guards, arrested the man. Tho Czarowitz' injury h;is already healed. MISs CAROLINE CUELPIT. An Act of Parliament Prevents Iler from Reigning Over England. London, May 17.—The marriage of the mother of Miss Caroline Guelph, who is now dying in the work-house, to George IV., has been shown to have taken pla. as the records of the church at Kensing ton hear mention of it, but it was never legally recognized, owing to the law that was passed at the direction of Qeorge 111. that none but immediate children of that monarch be allowed to marry a subject of Great Britain. lt will be remembered that this law ex pired with the death of William IV.. the last son of George 111. Had it not be.n for the existence of this Act of Parlia ment, the marriage would have been duly recognized, and Miss Caroline, who M now dying in poverty, would have occu pied the throne tilled by Queen Victoria. This unhappy condition and circum stance has made the situation very diffi cult for Miss Caroline to bear. Until taken to the workhouse she had lived at 41 Parkhurst Row, Rice lane, Peckham. New Volcano in Armenia. Paris, May 17. —Tho I>i£-Xeuci<m>' Siecle states that commercial advices have been received at Marseilles from Trebexond to the effect that a now vol cano has appeared In Armenia at the summit of Mount Nimrod, in the district :of Van, vomiting forth ilamesand lava. The villages at the base of the mountain have been destroyed, and many persona aro said to have been killed or injured. The fugitives camping outside of tho range of destruction are almost entirely destitute. The greatest misery prevails among them. Improvement In Financial Markets. Buenos Ayres, May 17.—Tip- Senate's refusal to assent to the committee to inquire into tho position of Stato banks caused an improvement In the market. On the Bourse rumors are current to tho effect that it is inevitable that tho Pro vincial Bank will liquidate, and that tho National Hank will be converted into a large concern with a monopoly of the issue of notes. Tho Sick Chamber. London, May 17.—< Jladstone is now well enough to be out of bed, but he ia not permitted to go out of doors. The Duchess of Fyfe gave birth to a daughter this morning at the Duke's res idence. Tho Princess of Wales, mother of tho Duehoss, was present. The mother and child are doing well. The English In Egypt. Paris, May 17.—The Repubhque Kra/i~ cai.se has a warlike article on England in Egypt. It contends that the French Gov ernment ought to resent the English ? reparations to destroy what is left ot 'rench influence in Egypt, and says tho Chamber of Deputies and the country are willing to grant whatever may be neces sary to vindicate the rights of Franco. On the Field of Honor. Rome, May 17.—A duel growing out of a dispute originating in a stormy debate in the Deputies on May Day, was fought to-day. Tho principals were Signor Bar silai, member of tho Chamber of Depu ties, who was wounded in the labor riots, and Captain Bozzi. The fawner received wounds in the arm and head as the result of the duel. Tariff Question. Paris, May 17.—Although tho Deputies debated the tariff for a fortnight, tho measure practically has not advanced a step. The House is tired of the whole business'before really the business part of the discussion on the articles of tariff has began. In spite of the appeals of tho free traders, a reduction of the Govern ments proposals is out of the question. Not Officially Recognized. Paris, May 17.—Tho Chilean Senator, Senor Matte, who is here as a delegate of the Congressional party, has been re ceived by the Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, but not by Minister Ribot. H# has also called upon a number of diplo mats, but has nowhere been recognized officially. Scene of Disorder. Dublin, May 17.—Kanturk, in County Cork, was the scene of much disorder to day. While the MeCarthyi.es were hold ing a meeting the proceedings were in terrupted by a band of Parnellites. A free light followed. Many persons were seriously wounded. French Oaks Stake. Paris, May 17.—The race for the French Oaks took place to-day and was won by Michel Ephrussil's chestnut tilly Prim rose, by Pelton, out of La Papillonne, M. H. De Lammarr's eh. f. Primrose second and tho same gentleman's eh. f. CToserie third. Church weddings are on the decline, according to the Ecclesiastical Committee of the Litchfield Diocesan Convention. Greater privacy and lens cost are snp > posed to be sought for.