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VOLUME EXXXI.--NO. 96.
A RAVING MANIAC.
The Mind of Minister Fleming
I3E COULD NOT STAND* THE ORDEAL
OF BEING SENT TX) PRISON.
A Discharged Rnllronfl Section Boss
Arrested ln Arizona* For Attempt
ing to Wreck a Train—A Great
Amount of Damage Done to Mining
Property, Brielges, Etc., by Cloud
bursts In tho Neighborhood of Red
special to the Record-Union.
Los Angeues, Juno 12a —S. J. Fleming,
he Methodist minister, who was sen
• enced to threo years' imprisonment at
] mrd labor, by Judgo Smith, for an at
' erupt on the virtue of his servant girl,
Anna Peterson, and who is confined in
the County Jail awaiting tho ruling of
Judgo Smith, on aelmitting him to bail
; )ending a docision of the Supreme Court,
10-day becaino a raving maniac, having
a succession of violent fi.ts. The doctors
nay that his caso is dangerous, and that
the suspense is killing him.
It is generally considered that the son
lence passed upon Fleming is extremely
nevero and unwarranted, in view of all
he facts ofthe ease. The evidence against
iim was entirely conlineel to the girl her
;ttlf, who afterward remained in the
j louse a couple of days before making
uny complaint, which she only did after '
oonferring wit. enemfes of Fleming.
A number of prominent people called
nt tho jail to-day and tendered their
;isfiistanee and sympathy. Fleming is
itomewhat quiet this evening.
ii-andy and Horticultural Industries.
San Fkan<isco, Juno 12.—The follow
ng telegram was sent this afternoon to
>irector-<reneral Davis of tho World's
fair Commission, at Chicago, by the
'Jalifornia State Floral Society:
"Itrso/rt d. That we heartily indorse the
movemewt now on foot to separate the
irandy and horticultural industries at
he World's Fair into two departments
instead of one."
Tho efiect ol this suggestiem, if aelopteel,
would bo to do away with all previous
lominations for the position of Horti
cultural Commissioner, and allow the
.vhole mutter to be reconsidered from the
Crops Damaged by Rain.
Son on a, Juno 12.—The heavy rain last
light damaged large eiuantitie^s of hay
and beat down much grain ami barley.
At this time the indications are that there
.vill be considerably more rain.
(riLitoy, June 12.—Four hundredths of
tin inch or rain fell here last night, with
•at her heavier precipitation both east
md west in the hills. But little damage
nsued. Tlie weather is somewhat un
tettled to-day, but is apparently clearing
Sonc/ma, .lune 12.—Rain has fallen
lere at intervals for two nights, doing
jut little damage. The weather is now
iear and windy.
Train Wrecker Arrested.
Tucson (Ariz.), Juno 12.—Kurpen Zol
. icker, a discharged section boss on tho
iSouthern Pacific, was arrested at Sentinel
yesterday by Deputy United States Mar
dial Wilson and eharge'd with placing i
ies on the track, for the purpose ofwreck
ng a train. He was taken to Gila Bend,
round over for $LOOO and sent to jail at
Phoenix. Zollicker is a German, 4>
.earaokd. Six mouths ago he completed
i three-years' sentence at the Chester,
111., State Penitentiary for counterfeit
An Escape Recaptured.
Casa Granih; (Ariz.), Juno 12.—Henry
Mills, the stage-rol >ber, who was con
victed recently at Florence for robbing
Dr. Hurley an.l the Unitetl States mails
md stage, and who escaped yesterday
norning from the custody «>f officers
tere while the train was waiting antl the
>ffioer napping, was captured this mo ru
ng <ighte.ii miles east by Marshal Paul
UM Sheriff Truman's posses. Ho will be
.uken to Sau Quentin to-day.
Fivo Years in San Quentin.
Hmi.i.ister, June 12.—Thomas Gray, a
negro, was arrested here to-day and
•harged with grand larceny for stealing a
torse belonging to A. M. Hardin. He
was an employe Of Hardin and rode the
horse off', and on his return denied hay-
Ing taken him. Upon being confronted
With a person who had seen him with the
horse he confessed, and was sentenced
by Judgo Breen to live years at San
Tacoma (Wash.), June 12.—Running,
ane and one-quarter miles, Kylo won,
Malcolm second, Bonnie Glenn third,
The match race, milo heats, between
Bailey and Manning, was won by the
former. Best time, 2:21.
In iho 2:22 class, trotting, mile heats,
Hylas Boy won, Bishop seoond. Best
Thrown From a Wagon.
Hoi.lis tin, June 12.—Charles .Smith of
San Juan was found yesterdaj- lying in
die road between Iledlistcr and San Juan
In an unconscious condition. He was
brown from his wagon, the team run
ning away, and he lay on the road for
K>me time"before he was discovered. He
was brought to town and still lies here
trrnss Fire Near Sonoma.
Sonova, Juno 12.—At 1 oclock this
morning a grass lire broke emt on tho
Appleton farm near town, and for a time
it was thought that the dwelling and
barn would go, but with the ssslstance of
Is and neighbors Appleton sac
led in arresting the flames at the very
threshold of his residence.
stnt>o Immigration Convention.
San : &ANCIBOO, June 12.--At a meet
ing Of Uie Executive Committee of the
State b: induration movement it WSSde
eded l. hold a State Convention in Sau
Francis*-o. on August 84, 1891. Delegates
are to be appointed by the Chairmen I
che Boards of Supervisors of the various
B_UB l>;i> > 'i- llremen.
San Ki:.\n< ;sco, June PJ.—The firemen
were fcept busy to-ilay—six different
ilarnis of tiro were sounded, but only one
was for :i serious me. The tannery ot
Poetsds & Peterson, at the Potsero^wM
trqyed. Loss, $25,000; insurance,
Cloudbursts Near Bedding.
RBDDfarG, June 12.— Severs] cloud
bursts in the mountains west and north
of Redoing, yesterday evening,destroyed
roads, washed out bridges, wrecked
mining arastras, etc. Houses situated
near the waterways were demolished.
Death of a Forty-niner.
Mkrced, June 12. — Captain B. F.
Mayer, a forty-niner and a veteran of tho
Mexican War, aged 80 years, was found
eload v m Cabinet, Mariposa County. He
leaves a son and daughter in the East.
Clifton (Ariz.), June 12.—Eugenio
Mora was found drowned abovo tho Met
ealf mdno. It is said he has wealthy rela
tives in California. He was demented.
Pioneer Merchant and Banker Dead.
St. Helena, June 12.—D. J. Carver, a
S'oneer morehant and banker of St.
elena, died this morning at Crystal
DOWN THE RIVER.
Grand Island Will Soon bo Free From
Tho following notes are from the Rio
Vista JVews, which looks carefully after
the interests of the people living along
the lower Sacramento:
The Trustees of Grand Island, owing to
the scarcity of labor to dig ditches, have
been handicapped in getting the water
out of the tule, but they are expecting a
large squad of men from tho city, and
i will push the work with all possible
I speed. It will be but a short timo now
before we bave a dry island.
j John Wickers had his collar bono
| broken tlie other day by having the
| wagon which he was driving upset on
Mrs. Kerchoval's road. He will be laiel
up for some time. Our roads are so cut
up in soma places that it is dangerous to
Hart Smith says the water on Brannan
Island is receding rapidly, and that the
fall for June -will amount to over eight
inches. He believes all of his largo tract
will be dry by the Ist prox.
To make one pound of honey the bees
mnst visit from 90,000 to 200,000 flowers.
It takes about three seconds for a mes
sage to go from one end of the Atlantic
e-abie to the other.
Dr. Dowd of New York has found that
each cubic inch of soil contains from (30,
--000 to 2,250,000 minute organisms.
Scientists say that tho orango was
originally a berry, and its evolution has
been going on for more than 1,000 years.
A grain of sand would cover 100 of tho
minute scales ofthe human skin, and yet
each of these scales in turn covers from
300 to 500 pores.
The saltiest piece of water upon earth is
Lake I'rumia. Persia, more than 4,000
feet above the sea level. It is very shal
low, and no livhvg thing can exist'in it.
The earth is gradually growing larger
from the fall of meteoric matter. An as
tronomer estimates tliat the globe is an
nually pelted with 140,000,000 projectiles.
The first known weather record was
kept by Walter Merle for the years Y-MT
to 1344. A few photographic copies ofthe
original Latin manuscript, now- in the
Bodleian Library, have just been made.
It has been reckoned that if the whole
ocean were dried up, all the water pass -
ing away as vapor, the amount of salt re
maining would" be enough to cover 5,000,
--000 square miles with a layer ono inch
When the Mtisquo of St. Sophia, in
Constantinople,, was built, more than
1,000 years ago, the stones and brick were
laid in mortar nklxed with a solution of
musk, and the building has been fragrant
with the odor over since.
The depth at which some of tho Bel
gian coal mines are worked is something
prodigious. In a pit at Flenu the work
is now done at 3,t00 feet; in a pit at Fre
merln at 2,800 fee?t, and in the St. Andro
pit at Montignys-ur-Sambre at 3,000.
According to Herr Japing, the hourly
rato of water falling over Niagara Falls is
100,000,000 tons, representing 1G,000,000
horse-power, anel the total daily produc
tion of coal In tln> world would just about
suffice to pump tAie water back again.
Divers in the cl oar waters of the trop
ical seas find that fish of different colors,
when frightened do not all dart in the
same direction, but that each different
kind takes sholter in that portion of tho
subinarino growt li nearest in color to that
During the past winter the earth of the
village of Kirnujarwi, near Paja, Lap
land, became suddenly very hot, the ice
and snow melting immediately, and the
application of one's hand to the earth was
liablo to result in an uncomfortably
Oxygen is the most abundant of all the
elements; it composes at least one-third
of the earth, ono-fiith of the atmosphere
and eight-ninths by weight of all the<
water on the globe; it is also a very im
portant constituent of all minerals, ani
mals and vegetables.
The laughing plant'of Arabia produces
black, bean-like seeds, small doses of
which, when dried ami powdered, intoxi
cate like laughing gas. The victim
dances, shouts and laughs like a mad
man lor about an hour, when he becomes
exhausted and falls asleep, to awake after
several hours with no recollection of his
The flora of Europe embraces about
10,000 species. India has about 15,000.
The British possessions in North Amer
ica, though with an are>a nearly as large
as Europe, have only about 5,000. (tne of
the richest 1 lores is that of Cape of Good
Hoi." and Natal, which figures up about
10,000 species. Australia also is rich in
species, about 10,000 being now known.
Real Estate Transfers.
The following real estato transfers have
been recorded sinco our last report:
H. <;. Toll to A. D. Davis—Lot 1 of the
Davis tract at Brighton, containing five
Stanton Myers to Eliza R. Myers-
North half of lot 2, (^ and R. Eighteenth
and Nineteenth streets; grant.
C. H.Todd to Frank Rider—Block F
anel G, Twenty-seventh and Twenty
eighth streets; £10.
Tho Wrong Man.
About 12 o'clock last night as William
Goddart, who resides on M street, be
tween Fourth and Fifth, was on his way
home he was attacked by two men on tho
corner of Fourth and M. One ofthe par
ties struck him a powerful blow, felling
him to the ground. At this juncture one
of them remarked, "This is the wrong
man," and Itotfa made hasty tracks up M
A Midnight Brawl.
Shortly after midnight Officers Sim
mons'and Shellcrs' notice was attracted
by a disturbance in tho Clinton House.
On entering tfae roon. it was discovered
thai s. K. ibusian anel wife wereengsged
in a wordy warfare, the former blandish
ing a pistol In a threatening manner. Tho
officers relieved Hasi..n of his weapon and
took him to the station house.
Some rare metals, possessing special
qualities, are required for certain work.
Thus palladium Is used in making some
parts of time-pieces, anel trridium for the
f' mints of gold pens. Lithium Ls the
ightost of metals. Rhodium is ex
tremely hard and brittle and is only
fosibleal a very hi^h lom]>oraturo, and
urid'.um is the heavist substance hitherto
discovered. The uninitiated have no idea
of the value of these scarce products,
which are, most of them, far more pre
cious that gold or silver.
Thetorevailing Sunday sport in Cuba is
cock-fighting, and it is not an infrequent
sight to sco a Cuban gentleman going
about the streets of Havana with his pet
bird on tho way to a light.
SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY MOKXTN"G-, JUNE 13, leS9l.
THE CONGO TREATY.
Why the State Department Has
Not Ratified the Agreement
THE FAULT LIES AT THE DOORS OF
Secretary Blame Expresses Himself
Very Forcibly Relative to tho
Bounelary Dine Dispute Between
Venezuela nnd Grent Britain—Now
Features Proposed to he Introdue-od
Into the Signaling Departments—
Quoon Bees May be Imported Free
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, June 12.—A number of
inejuiries have been received at tfae Stato
Department from philanthropic eirganiza
tions and individuals as to the failure of
the United States to signify its adherence
to the Congo treaty, the final ratification
of which must be exchanged before the
end of tho month.
This treaty is an agreement to suppress
the slave trade, and the sale of breech
loading firearms and intoxicants in the
Congo district of equatorial Africa, and
nearly all of the great powers have ac
To tiie inquiries the State Department
replied that the subject was still pending
in the United States Senate, and the de
partment does not tool at liberty to dis
cuss the matter generally. But it is
proper to say, as a result of recent corre
spondence, that it is not improbable that
the treaty will go into effect at the ap
pointee! time in respect to sll of the sig
natories except the United States, and it
will be left open to this Government to
give its adhosion hereafter.
The opponents of the treaty in the last
session ofthe Senate took'their stand
upon several propositions. One was that
the approval of the treaty by the United
States woulel carry with it a recognition
ef certain French claims to a large part of
Liberia, which recent events show are
now being actively pushed, and, as that
country is regarded as one of our wards,
avo could not permit such aggression. It
was also urged that the United States
could not, consistently with the Monroe
doctrine, undertake to join a plan of dic
tation respecting affairs on another conti
nent. And, again, it would be unwise
for the United States to give recognition
to the presont rather broad claims of Eu
ropean nations t6 the best portions of
Africa, which are tacitly recognized by
TIIE SIGNAL CORPS.
Sovernl Important New Features to be
Introduced in the Department.
Washington, June 12.—The officers of
the new Signal Corps will soon com
mence the trial of several important new
features of the signaling department.
Among other schemes is a portable mili
tary telephone. The paraphernalia con
sists of a battery inclosed in a box to be
carried at the side, suspended from the
shoulder of a man, who also carries on
his back a box in which i.s a roll of con
necting cable. The instrument can be
used as an ordinary telephone or tele
The Chief Signal Officer is experiment
ing with a lantern now used in foreign
services. It is provided with a candle,
and the bottom of the lantern is ingen
iously arranged with a.front shutter so
that the light may bo used in "dashing"
messages at short range.
The corps has adopted a field-glass of
unusual power and clearness. The lenses
are fixed with great nicety and tho body
is made of aluminum, making large
glasses much lighter than a pair of small
opera-glasses. Aluminum is being
adopted quite generally in the composi
tion of articles required in the army and
navy where saving of weight is an im
NEW POSTAL SERVICE SCHEME.
Proposition to Attae-h Small Postal-
Cars to Cable Trains.
Washington, June 12.—Postmaster-
General Wanamaker is just now much
interested in the scheme of Postmaster
Harlow of St. Louis, now in Washington
at a meeting of the commission to ex
amine 1,000 models of house letter-boxes.
His plan is to facilitate the collection and
delivery of mail in large cities by the in
troduction of a system very much like
that of the railway mail service. lie
wants to attach a small postal ear to some
ofthe cable trains. All collections would
be turned into sub-stations ami from
these points sent directly to the station
nearest the Postoffice. Postal-cars would
run on schedule time, so that bu-iness
men oonld time their letters very closely.
The directors of the most important
street-car line's in St. Louis consider the
scheme practicable. The expense over
that of the present system, it is believed,
would be small compared with the quick
service and vastly increased posts]
liicilities thus j.laced with in tho easy
reach of public patronago.
Tliey May be Imi>ortod From Abroad
Free of Duty.
Washington, June 12.—Assistant Sec
retary Spalding has decided that queen
bees are entitled to entry free of duty un
der the tariff provision for animals spe
cially imported for breeding purposes,
notwithstanding the requirement that the
provision for a certificate of pedigreo,
showing pure breed cannot possbly be
complied with in their case. This is in
harmony with the practice under the old
traiff, but is in conflict with the practico
under the present tariff' of assessing a
duty on queen bees at a rate of 20 per
cent ail valorem under provision for ani
mals not otherwise provided for. Tho
present ruling y* based on representa
tions that tin se bees are never imported
for other than breeding purposes, and
that they are always of suporior breed.
THE VENEZUELAN BOUNDARY.
An Important Conversation on tho
subject Made Pubiie.
Washington, June 12.—The Post this
morning prints another of its series of
articles on foreign afi'airs, relating princi
pally to the attitudo of the United States
in tho matter of the dispute between
Great Britain and Venezuela.
The Po.st to-day, in speaking of the
visit of the Venezuelan Commissioner,
Dr. Pulido, to Blame, says: Tho I'os't
is now enabled to stato positively and
unoquivoe-ally that whenever Lucio
Pulido, tho Venezuelan Commissioner
who recently visited London in the vain
hope of settling the dispute, called upon
Secretary Llaine in this city he received
from that gentleman assurances moro
substantial in their character than thoso
previously hinted at in these columns.
Secretary Blame oxprosaod to Dr.
Pulido the deep interest which the United
States felt in tho settlement of this
boundary question. In this declaration
the Secretary not only simply followed
in the footsteps of his predecessors, but
he went further. He s..id to Dr. Pulido
that the interest thus f»'. was partly due
to the friendly feeling of this country to
warel Venezuela. Paramount to this,
however, he adeled, significantly, was
the belief that the fiunre greatness nnd
unelisturbed autonomy of the Western
Hemisphere demanded that tho mouth
of a groat American river like the Orinoco,
should not be controlled by a foreign
maritime and commercial power like
The advisability of making public
these utterances of Blame, pending nego
tiations, was seriously questioned by ex
perienced diplomats, but Dr. Pulido has
taken the responsibility for doing so, and
has attested the correctness ofthe conver
sation in a report mado over his own sig
Democratic Loaders to Begin a "Cam
paign of Education."
Washington, June 12.—John G. Car
lisle and Roger Q. Mills, when in the city a
few days ago at Willard's Hotel, received
a great many calls from, prominent men
of their party, and it was agreetl to begin
at once a "campaign of education." Mills
was enthusiastic, and declared that tho
time was now ripe for a vigorous policy,
and that there should be no hesitancy
among Democrats concerning the tariff
question, as there had been formerly.
They shoukl either declare for free trade
or for a heavy reduction of the tariff
duties. Carlisle was more moderate than
Mills, and cautioned him against com
mitting the party too broadly in favor of
Logan Carlisle, son e>f the Senator, has,
within the last few days, boen appointed
an associate editor in the Louisville
Courier-Journal olliec. He has been
thoroughly schooled by his father, and it
is belie yea that beside his own editorial
matter Senator Carlisle will himself con
tribute to tho cause of tariil' reform
through the CourierrJournal's columns.
Roger.Q. Mills announces this morning
that he will at onoebegin to write a book,
in which the tariff" question will be
handled in a way suited to the compre
hension of all classes of the peoplo. He
hopes to have his book completed within
San Francisco Postoffico Site.
Washington, June 12.—Inquiry at
the Postoffice Department to-tlay con
cerning the San Francis ■.) postoffice site
was met with the answer that the Post
master-' leneral has not yet had timo to
consider the question.
Execution of Bonds.
WASHINGTON, June 12.—The Secretary
of the Treasury has amended the general
regulations relative to tho execution of
bonds, so as to provide that a corporation
either than a trust company can in no
event be accepted as surety.
WASHINGTON, June 12.—California pen
sions: Henry R. Monroe, Russell B.
Adams, Henry R, Kelly, Wm. Wilson,
Wm. Rinebargen, JohnT. Miller, Julius
N. Carter, Dorothy E. Bacon, Lena
Now Postmaster Appolntod.
Washington, June 12. —E.Gurney has
been appointed Postmaster at Sugar Pine,
Tuolumne County, California, vico W.
H. Knight, resigned.
Tho Chinese Mission.
Washington, June 12.—1t is reported
again to-day that the President has ele
cided to appoint ex senator Pierce as
Minister to China.
Representative McKonna anel Wife.
Washington, June 12.—Represenativo
McKonna and wife arrived to-day at«tho
PNEUMONIA AND OVER-TRAINING.
Much of This Dreaded Disease Caused
by Bad Handling.
Tho diseaso most dreaded by trainers
and horsemen generally is pneumonia,
lt has carried off many of the most valu
able horses in the lanel, and has no doubt
robbed many sires of precocious young
sters that would have made world-wide
reputations. As i.s well known pneu
monia is a elisease of the lungs, whereby
the organs of respiration become in
llamed. If this inflammation is not over
come the animal dies, and that quickly.
Une of the most prevalent causes of this
disease is over-heating in cold weather.
Horses that run on pasture in Kentucky
during the Winter are rarely afflicted with
pneumonia. When left to take exer
cise as they please, horses do not
usually become over-heated. It is when
they are "slammed" along by drivers
devoid of judgment that tho horses be
come wet with perspiration in the winter
time, and the result in numerous in
stances is pneumonia: An old trainer
who has been in Keeltucky for six years
"What causes so much pneumonia
among trotting horses?" tho reporter
"The trainers get them too hot. That's
nil then- is about it. I have seen men
drive young things as fast in January as
they would in July, anel then let them
coed out in a stall full of draughts, and
the cold wind would soon chill them to
the bone. Pneumonia naturally follows
this kind of treatment. 1 have been train
ing here six years. During that time I
have broken many high-strung, nervous
colts anel fillies, and I iiave never yet had
a ease of pneumonia on my hanels."
"How do you manage to prevent it?"
"Well, to me it is tho easiest thing in
the world. I never allow my horses to
get hot in cold weather, anel on cold, raw
days Ido not work them at all. I give
them only slow work in winter, but a great
deal of it. I think this plan is more gen
erally accepted among trainers now than
iM former ye\irs. Light work, long con
tinued, is, in my opinion, tho proper way
to fit horses for a race. 1 am opposeel to fast
work, only for short elistances. It often
sets a horse back to give him fast mile's,
and I think many horses that would
Otherwise have proven winners havo
foiled to earn distinction on the turf be
cause their trainers pumped them out
before the races came off'."—N. Y. Sport
How the Six Votes Swelled.
It is possible that the system of Ameri
can politics is a trifie too complicated for
the female mind to grasp at once. A
lady in Missouri who was a candidate for
School Commissioner received but six
votes. Out of gratitude for tho men who
rallied so nobly to her standard she
offered a reward of $50 each if they would
oome forward and re veal their identity.
The day tho reward was offered 780 men
presented themselves at the house and
claimed tho reward. Tho lady now be
lieves if sho wero really and truly de
feateel there must be many men baso
enough to say they voted for her when
they did not, simply to get her SSO. Sho
is much puzzled over the whole circum
stance. To the credit ot her business
sense it may be said that she has sus
pended payment in the matter of tho re
ward until* she has had time to think it
all over.—New York World.
A few nights ago a policeman halted a
suspicious looking colored man who hael
B trunk on his shoulder.
"Where aro you going with that
trunk?" asked the minion of tho law.
"De family I has been boarding wid has
been axing for money, and as dey was
done gone out ter-night I tuk advantage
of de opportunity to get inter some fam
ily what has some consideration for do
panicky condition obde monoy market,"
was the reply.—Texas Sittings.
His Nomination to the Bureau of
GENERAL N. P. CHIPMAN NOMI
NATED FOR THE PLACE.
The Deeper tho Experts Probe Into
tho Aflhirs of Ex-City Treasurer
Bardsley tho More Apparent His
Rascalities Become}—^he Supremo
Court Docielos in Favor of Governor
Pattlson's Appointeo to Fill tho
Vacant Treasurer's !-k?nt.
Special to thp Recokd-Union.
CHICAGO, June 12.—The World's Fair
Directory this evening took action on two
of the most talkeel-of nominations made
by Director-General Davis. The vote on
tho confirmation of M. E. Stone of Chi
cago, as Chief of the Department of
Foreign Aflhirs, resulted in a tie, and
further consideration of his namo was
postponed until the next meeting. Mr.
Stone, however, hearing that a fight had
been made on his confirmation, promptly
withdrew his name.
The committee appointed to investigate
the accusations against Waiter S. Max
well, who was nominated for Chief of tho
Bureau of Horticulture, reported that
there was no proof to sustain the charges
against ins character. When the nomi
nation was put to a vote, however, Max
well was defeated bya vote of twenty-five
Director-General Davis thereupon sub
stituted the name of General N. P. Chip
man of California, and he was at once
confirmed by the directory. The Board
of Control must now pass upon Chipmun,
and there is some talk tliat tho feeling
over the defeat Of Maxwell may lead to
Ctupman's rejection by the board.
The directory unanimously confirmed
the nomination of Skiti as Chief ol tho
The Deeper tho Exports Probe the
Worse It Gets.
Philadelphia, June 12.—The deeper
the experts probe into the aflhirs of ex-
City Treasurer Bardsley, tho more ap
parent his rascalities become, and the
enormous sums which ho made sway
with arc daily added to. Yesterday tho
accountants reported a grave discrepancy
in Bardsley's accounts with the State,
and to-day presented Mayor Stuart with
a statement showing thai 8420,000 of the
State appropriation for public school pur
poses for the year ending June 30th to
gether with a balance of $25,000 from the
lirevious year, making a total of $445,000,
lad been misappropriated by Bardsley
to his own uses. The State Treasurer
showed that $420,000 of the amount noted
abovo was paiel Bardsley on Dee-ember
31st. It is surmised that he used part of
this vast sum to take up ba.: checks of
the Keystone Bank for $200,000 that he
was carrying as cash.
PHILADELPHIA'S NEW CITY TREASURER.
Philadelphia, June 12. — Tho Su
preme Court this morning decided that
the City Council did not have the right to
select a successor to City Treasurer
Bardsley. The appointment of Wright
by Governor Pattison is, therefore, sus
In a lengthy opinion, the Chief Justice
says: "It is sufficient to say that for the
purpose of this ease we must regard the
ofiice designateel as City Treasurer as a
county and not a city office. The Treas
urer, by whatever name he be called, is a
county officer, to exercise its functions."
A dissenting opinion was liiled by Jus
tices Williams and M itchell.
ON THF TURF.
A Sacramento-Bred Horse Wins a Race
at Morris Park.
Morris Park .N. V.), June 12.—The
track was fast. One milo, Chatham won.
Flavilla second, Hypatica third. Timo,
Milo and a sixteenth, Drizzle won,
Banquet second, Lynn third. Time, 1:47.
Six furlongs, Fitz James won, Kitty
Van second, L'lntriguante third. Time,
Five furlongs, Annie Queen won, Enid
second, Fauvette third. Time, :59.
Six furlongs, Her Highness won, Mars
second, Othnar third. Time, 1:12.
Six furlongs, Meriden won, Zlavid
seconel, Blackburn third. Time, 1:11.
Six furlongs, Arab won, So So socond,
Forehling third. Timo, Dili.
AT ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis, June 12.—The track was
I slow. Mile aud sixteenth. Emma won,
Texas Girl second, Regardless third.
Five furlongs, C. Everton won. Willow
Brook second, Tom Hardin third. Time.
Milo and a quarter. Forerunner won,
Michael second, Ethel Gray third. Time,
Ono milo, El kins won, Bob Forsvtho
second, Top Gallant third. Time, 1:48.
Milo and three-eighths, Gendarme won,
Alphonso second, Gloctner third. Time,
Milo and a sixteenth, Bondie Annio
won, Ed. Hopper second, First Lap thirel.
Chicago, Juno 12.—Six furlongs, Julius
Sax won, Tom Roach second, Bankrupt
third. Time. 1:17.
One mile, Marie W. won, G. W. Cook
second, Bankrupt third. Time. 1:44*.
One mile, Laura Davidson won," Red
Light socond, Bluo Line third. Time,
Seven Furlongs, Hclter Skelter won,
Hagan second, Labold third. Time, 1:30_.
One mile, Renounce won, New Cast ib
socond, Ira E. Bride, third. Time, 1:48$.
Topics to be Considered by tho World's
Chicago, June 12.—Tho President of
World's Congress Auxiliary is rapidly
pushing to the front tho schomo of the
proposed World's Congresses to be held
in Chicago during the World's Fair, and
several committees composed of the most
prominent citizens of ibis city aro ac
tively engaged in preparing preliminary
addresses stating the scope of the work
in their respective departments.
The first of such addressee was issued
to-day by the general committee on
Labor Congresses. It says: "Ample ac
commodation will be proVided for all
labor organizations, economic organiza
tions and industrial societies which may
desire to hold congresses or conventions
of their own. Tho general Labor Con
gress will be arranged with the co-opera
tion of tho most distinguished students of
labor problems and most widely known
leaders in the industrial world.
"Among other topics to be considered
by it are the steps in industrial advance;
competitive study of conditions of labor]
conflicts of labor and capital; public
economies as related to labor: labor legis
lation; international labor problems and
women's labor. Tho last section will be
under the special charge of tho Commit
tee on Labor Congresses of tho women's
The committee believes that theso pro
posed congresses may he made a most
powerful agency for improving the con
dition of labor, and invites the cordial
co-operation ana assistance of labor or
KILLING OF DAVID PASTON.
King Denies That Uo Was tho Ag
Memphis (Tcnn.), June 12.—Tho anti
mortem declaration of David Paston was
called for this morning in tho Criminal
Court, before which Colonol King is on
trial for Paston's murder. In it Paston
said that King walked up to him, called
him scurrilous names, and fired imme
Colonol King then took tho stand anel
told a eiitferent story. He says he met
Paston and asked him to withdraw the
charges made against him (King) and his
wite in tho cross bill in the famous
King-Pillow caso. He refused, and King
denounced him as a scoundrel. Paston
then called King vile names, and, wit
ness asserted, pnt his hand behind his
overcoat, aud witness thinking ho had a
pistol, drew his own and fired.
Ihe cross bill in the King-Pillow case
was then read, anel King said th.c whole
tiling was a tissue of falsehoods. The
divorce bill, which was never tiled, -was
also introduced. It professed to be a
copy of the bill written by King, setting
forth that his married life was unhappy,
and had arranged for a marriage with
Mrs. Pillow in the event of a divorce be
ing obtained. King entered a denial of
A SENSATIONAL CASE.
Tho Defonelants Accused e>t Ilii-lug
Plaintiif to Prosecute Them.
Iniuaxadolis, June 11. —There was an
unusual and rather sensational inter
rupted hearing of a case in the Supreme
Court of Indiana this morning. It was a
ease involving the right of foreign capital
to export the natural gas of this State to
Illinois. The Chicago gas trust is said to
be behind the defendants.
Arguments were to be heard this morn
ing. But when the court opened affidavits
were submitted alleging that the plaintiff
had been procured by the defendant com
pany to bring the suit; that the attorneys
were aU hired bythe defendant, and tho
whole suit was a fraud upon the judiciary
of the State.
Counsel indignantly repelled a contin
uation, and the Justices referred the mat
ter to the Master in Chancery for inves
CaiOAQO, June 12. — The Earl Fruit
Company sold a carload of San Jose cher
ries at auction to-day at prices ranging
from 660 to fl 25 per box. Those selling
at from 05c to 90c were in batl order.
Porter Bro.' Company sold to-day at
auction a carloael of California fruit.
Black Tartarian cherries sold for 90c(a)
£1 30; Royal Anne cherries for 81 •"■ >' j
1 50, and Black Bigarreaus for §1 05 tb
New York. June 12.—The Earl Fruit
Company soltl a carload of San Jose cher
ries through E. L. Goodsell at auction
to-day at prices from £1 io to 1 45. The
car arrived in good order.
Porter Bros.'Company of this city re
ceived to-day a carload of Black Tarta
rian and Black Bigarreau cherries from
tho California Fruit Union. They sold
by auction at prices ranging from-65c to
$2 per box.
Forged Bond Coupons.
CHICAGO, Juno 12. —The discovery was
made yesterday that two interest coupons
of the 4 per cent. Cook County bonds
were duplicates of coupons already re
deemed. It was at first suspected that
the numbers had been duplicated through
error, but an investigation to-day showed
that the coupons are forgeries. How ex
tensively it has been practiced is not
known. The investigation is being
pushed. These bomls have no connection
with the city of Chicago bomls.
A Clothing Company Falls.
New York, June 12.—The London and
Liverpool Clothing Company, 86 and SS
Broadway, and Mack A Co., clothing, 407
Broadway, felled to-day. Both companies
were owned by the same parties—lsadore
Rosenheim anel Isaac S. Mack. The firm
claimed a capital of about $100,000, and
carried a largo stock. Mack eloes not
think the liabilities will exceed $250,000 to
|300,000. He could givo no definite idea
of the assets yet.
De-cieled in Favor of the Railroad.
Helena (Mont.), Juno 12. — Judge
Sawyer to-day deemed tho case of the
Northern Pacific Railroad vs. R. P. Bar
den anel others in favor of the railroad.
The case was a test one, and involveel tho
title of the railroad to mineral lands on
odd sections in its grant. Sawyer de
cieled that the plaintiif Jiad title to all
land on which mineral had been found
since 1882, the time of the filing of tho
map of definite location.
Labor Leader Sent to Prison.
Uniontown (Pa.), Juno 12. — Judgo
Ingraham overruled tho application for a
new trial in the case of McSloy and Mike
Disman, labor leaders, anel sentonceel
McSloy to a term of imprisonment of two
years. Disman, who was out on bail,
did not appear in court, anel, it is saiel,
has left the country. The jury in tho
case against Wise, Rae, Parker and other
leaders brought in a verdict of not guilty.
Methodist Church Conference.
Denver, June 12.—The Colorado Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
to-day voteel to admit women as lay dele
gates to the convention, anel dropped
from membership in the church Rev.
Sum Small, because of his trouble in con
nection with the Methodist University at
A Murderer Comes to Grief.
Greeley (Col.), Juno 12.—Whilo
Brakeman John Dillon was attempting
to get a tramp from a freight train, tho
tramp shot and killed Dillon. He then
jumped from the train aud started across
the lielels. He was pursued by Brake
man M^ltling, who finally killed him.
Fatal Electric Storm.
New York, June 12.—Tidings of a
severe electric storm along tho New Jer
sey coast this afternoon have been re
ceived. At Cape May the lighthouse
tower was somewhat damaged. At 11am
monton, Daniel Cross and two children
A Noted Author Dying of Consumption.
Pittsruro, Juno 12.—A special from
New Brighton, Pa., says private infor
mation has been received to the efiect
that Kudyarel Kippling, the well-known
young Indian writer, is elying with con
sumption and has been taken to Italy.
Fears of Foul Play.
St.JLovis, June 12.—Mrs. C. J. Jaynes,
wife of a wealthy Chicago turf man, has
mysteriously disappeared and it is feared
that -he has met with foul play. She had
$0,000 or $S,OOO worth of eiiamonds on hor
Heavy Rains In Mexico.
City of Mexico, Juno 12.—Tho water
spout at Tonala yesterelay caused grot
damage. Many streets were llooeieel and
the largo pier was totally washed away.
Heavy rains aro falling throughout the
Evansviile, Ind., miners will run a co
WnOLE NO. 15,494.
The Storm Rising Around the
Prince Gaining in Intensity.
ENDANGERING HIS CHANCES OP
SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE.
Tho Mldello Class, Who Are tho Real
Strength of Che Country, Loud in
Their Denunciation of the Prince**
Actions as a Disgrace to tho Coun
try — Liberal Societies Protest
Against Ills Continuanco In the
Special to tho RKe-onivU:.iom.
London, Juno 12.—Tho storm rising
round the Prince of Wales is fast gaining
in intensity, endangering his chances of
succession to the throne, if not the ex
istence of the English monarchy. No
class appears to be stirred so deeply us
tiie great middle class, the real strength
of the country, and hitherto the solid
prop of the monarchy. Whenever its
voice becomes audible, its earnest de
nunciations of the Princo aro accompa
nied by regrets at his nearness to the
Representative gatherings of religious
bodies—Congressional, Methodist, Bap
tist, Unitarian and Presbyterian— have
already recorded their condemnation,
Hoards of Guardians are going out of
their accustomed paths to discuss mo
tions, branding the gambling propensi
ties of the Prince of Wales aa adisgracs
to the country. Several liberal societies
have adopted protests against his con
tinuance 111 the army.
Ere long the glowing fierceness • of
popular heat must penetrate to tho core
of politics, causing party action within
and without Parliament. The Radical
members of the Commons are-opening
an attack on the Prince, but they have
been warned that < lladstone resents tho
movement, and the leaders of the opposi
tion will actively show repugnance to
associating Liberalism with agitation
tending to cast discredit i)ii the crown.
The Radicals will not be content with
anything less than action I>y the military
authorities involving some official re
proof of the Prince of Wales, General
\\ tlliams and Levett.
A conference has been held at the War
Office, attended by Secretary Stanhope,
the I>uke of Cambridge, Duke of Con
naught, General Redvero Boiler and
Colonel Stracey, and it is reported that
they have decided that the Prince of Wales,
General Williams and Levett committed
no offense against the military law, but
only a technical branch of the regula
in reference to the Earl of Coventry, it
is reported that ho has intimated "his
readiness to resign the office of the Master
of Buckhounds. I>ut the acceptance is de
layed until the Government sees how
Lord Coventry's retirement is likely to
affect the position of the Prince of Wales.
The ciub sentiment naturally supports
the Prince, Nor lias the scandal 1* ssaned
the Prince's popularity in the turf set.
The rumors ot his bail reception at Ascot
are s perversion ofthe facts.
Court circles are much exercised over
letters from the German Court reflecting
the opinion of F.mpcror William. It is
believed that the Emperor has written
the Qnoen a long and serious criticism on
tht. Prince's lite, and eliluting especially
upon the gambling of officers 8S grave
Offense to military honor, and mado
worse by the signing of a paper permit
ting a Colonel of the guards, convicted of
che-ating, to retain his commission in the
army. The Queen, it is Baid, forwarded
the letter to the Prince cd' Wales.
Sir William < iordon-Cumming, on re
quest of oilicials of Ferris, has r> con
sidered his refusal ofa pubiie welcome,
and the town will make a holiday of the
Several Tory members of Parliament,
in the interest of the cattle trade, aro
pressing Chaplin to refuse the American
inspectors privilege of supervising tho
decisions of British officials inspect
ing imported cattle. Dr. Salmons' unre
served acceptance of tho recent diagnosis
by American oilicials conflicting with
the British inspectors led to the outcry.
Chaplin, in the meantime, finds it politic
to continuo the system.
PRUSSIAN GRAIN DUTIES.
Yon Capri vl Addresses the Diot on tho
Berlin, June 12.—1n tho lower house
of tho Prussian Diot debate on the grain
duties was resumed. Yon Capri vi de
clared that it was impossible for tho Gov
ernment to submit to the houso reports
which havo been received from
foreign countries in rcgarel to
inquiries made by tho Govern
ment in regard to grain matters.
"But," the Chancellor added, comment
ing on the Russian report, "then! is no
danger that Russia will not supply suffi
cient grain fe»r the use of Germany."
In conclusion, the Chancellor strongly
protested against the reproach. The Gov
ernment had not paid due consieleration
to the welfare of tho working people.
After considerable additional debate,
Rickert's motion, that the Government
should submit to the Houso material
upon which the Chancellor based his
recent speech upon grain duties, was re
jected by a vote of 223 to 20.
The War in Chile.
Nov York, Juno 12.—A cable dis
patch received from Chile by a mercan
tile house to-day, confirms the news of
tho bombardment by (Government ves
sels of the ports occupied the insurgents,
lt is also reported that forces of the Gov
ernment landed at various points on the
coast and were joyfully received".
More than 800 soldiers and marines
who were detained by tho revolutionary
forces were liberated, and embarked on
tho transport steamer Interialo to servo
under orelcrs of the Government.
Maple Loaf league of Cannda.
Montreal, June 12. —Thore is a move
ment on foot here to perpetuate the namo
of Sir John Macdonalel by establishing a v
organization to be known as the "Maple
Leaf League of Canada," on the samo
principle as tho Primrose Leaguo of
Great Britain, namely, tho mainte
nance of the integrity of tho empire, up
holding religion, etc.
Premiership of Canada.
Ottawa (Ont.), June 12.—The Asso
ciated Press is authorized to stato that an
official announcement with regard to
tho Premiership will be niaele some timo
to-morrow, lt ia believed that Sir John
Thompson has been called upon to form
Panama. June 12.—The Chilean in
surgent steamer Esmeralda, which
reached here several days ago from Aca
pulco, and was permitted to take a sup
ply of coal from the stock of the Panama
Railroad Company, sailed last night
Locusts are devastating Algeria. A
caravan from Morocco passed through
swarms of them for thirty-two days.