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VOLUME LXXXI.-3STO. 121.
He Has Returned and Resumed
His Diabolical Operations.
THE RUNAWAY ITATA ON EXHIBI
TION IN SAN DIEGO.
An Old Resident of Truckee Dies from
Nose-Blooding—Lake County Farm
ers' Alliance Organizing—Terrible
Loss of Life from a Landslide on
tlio Skoeua River.
H pedal to the Rkcord-Uniou.
YACAviLxr., July 12.—The socond, but
first successful, incendiary firo of the
"week, occurred laitt night at 11 o'clock,
totally destroying a building and contents
Tho building was located in tho center
of tho fruil shipping houses, and but for
the absence of wind would have para
lyzed tho entire fruit shipping facilities of
Circumstances point to the fire being
the work of tho same party wlio caused
the tires in September and November of
last year, and who returned Tuesday
when an attempt was made to burn the
A Settlement on the Skeona River Is
Naxaimo (B. C), July 12.—News has
been received here of a landslide on the
banks ofthe Skeena River at the North
Pacific Cannery, resulting in the death of
one white woman and forty Indiana,
early in the morning of July Tth.
Nine houses, with their occupants, were
,i\ ay. ay. Thirteen bodies have been
Parly in the morning a great rushing
noise was heard in tiio direction of the
high steep mountain back of the can
nery. In a moment an avalanche of
rocks and trees were upon the settle
ment, carrying everything before it into
the slough close by the cannery.
The occupants of the houses* had time
to get outside of lhe buildings, but before
they could escape from the advancing
torrent of debris they were caught and
Carried along at a fearful velocity.
The body of Foreman's wife has not
yet been found, but there is not the
► lightest hope for any living thing in the
rjinge ot the terriblo sliding bowlders,
trees nn.l earth.
The slide just missed tho cannery
boilriing about two feet. Had it struck
tlie cannery the death-roll would have
reached into the hundreds.
Largo Crowds Visit the Chilean Run
away, the Itata.
San Pi koo, July 12.—There are no
new developments in the Itata matter to
day. For the first time she was open to
visitors. Huge crowds availed them
's of the opportunity to examine the
The l'nited States cruiser Charleston
and the Mexican warship Democrata are
also receiving visitors.
A large excursion from Los Angeles
and otlier points swelled the crowds.
Every available boat was pressed into
bor\ ice to accommodate the visitors.
ARRESTED FOR MURDER.
•MoDougald, Lenahan's Slayer. Will
Have to be Triod.
Trickkk, July 12.—The Coroner's jury
in the inquest over tho body of Michael
Lenahan returned a verdict that deceased
came to his death by blows inllicted by
some instrument in the hands of Malcoiu
'ihere was much provocation, and the
jury did not charge McDougald with any
Criminal intent, liistrict Attorney Nilon
with a short-hand reporter was present at
A complaint charging Mcl»ougald with
murder has been liied, and MeDougald's
bail was lixed at £10,OUO.
A Pioneer Resident of Truckee Dies
Under Peculiar circumstances.
Thi < kkk, July 12.—William G. Irwin,
one of thu oldest residents, died here this
He had nose-bleed for tho past three
weeks, almost every day, Ibr hours at a
l'hysicians would check it, but he had
business requiring his attention and
WOttld resume work as soon as an attack
was checked He was a pioneer livery sta
ble keeper, and owned the only livery
stables in town. He leaves a wile and
two children. He was a member of the
Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias, and
will bo buried under their auspices.
Lake Couuty Alliance.
1 Lakki'okt, July 12.- Tiie Lake County
Farmers 1 Alliance people organized a
county lodge here to-day. J. R. Garner
of Long Valley was elected President; B.
Hamilton of Highland Springs. Vice-
President; w. W. Woodward of Scott*
Vailey, Secretary, and I). T. Seeley, dele-
Kate to the district meeting at Dixon.
Tho Wrathful N-xton and "Wnrden
Betas Ridiculed ITnißwaiitniTlj
HiRMiM.iiAM (Conn.), July 12. Hunt
ington Center is still greatly agitated
over the action of the sexton and war
den of st. Paul's Episcopal Church, in
having OUa P. Shelton arrested for ring
ing the churcii bell on July 4th, and the
sexton and Avarden are the subjects of
All patriotic citizens and all Avomon
and girls ot the town are on Sheltoif s
Tho first outburst occurred this morn
ing when ihe proprietors of the toAvn
hall informed the warden that the
church could never again rent the hall
ior any purpose unless the charges
against shelton were withdrawn.
li.c next lb<'t came from the young
ladies ol tiie chureli, who are all friends
of Shelton. They informed the pastor
that they'd never again assist in any
church entertainment unless the charges
were withdrawn. As a consequence the
warden has withdrawn his complaint.
lint the sexton is still obdurate. Shelton
is out on bail and is receiving congratu
latory letters and telegrams and offers of
help from lawyers.
Four Lives L<»st Among Chicago's
Chicago, July 12.—Two double drown
ings occurred among the Chicago pic
Within sight of hundreds of merry
makers at Columbia Park John McNeil",
who was rowing with Lucie Kaser, cap
si 'ed their boat by leaning 100 far after a
lost oar, and both woro drowned. Me-
Ned' was a married man, and -when his
body was brought home to his wife the
shock unbalanced her mind, it is feared
The other double tragedy was at Lake
Calumet. Two ten-year-olds, Leslio
"Young and Henry Campbell, got beyond
their depth while bathing.
Tho St. Eouis Hotel in Duluth De
voured by Flames.
Duluth (Minn.), July 13—Tho St.
Louis hotel was discovered on fire about
1 o'clock this morning. A heavy wind is
blowing, the flames are making great
headway and there is little prospect of
saving the structure. No one has been
At 2 a. m. the fire was under control,
alter having burned down to the second
Tlie Ferguson block adjoining is badly
damaged by water.
The losses will aggregate $125,000. All
the guests wero gotten out without
Big Striko Threatened.
Paris, July 12.—The meeting of rail
way employes to-day resolved that if the
Paris Orleans Company refuse tho de
mands of the workmen by Tuesday there
will be a general strike of workmen of
the five great railway companies.
ON THE WARPATH.
THE NA.YAJOS DRIVING OUT TIIE
WHITE CATTLE MEN.
Tho Government May Have to Inter
fere to Prevent More Troublo—
Tho j' aro Armed.
Sax Fraxcisco, July 12.—A Chronicle
Flagstaff, Arizona, special says:
During the past month the Navajo Indi
ans have been acting in a deliant manner
toward the whites, and it was the general
belief that they wero only waiting lora
favorable opportunity to drive the cattle
men from their ranges.
A courier has just arrived here from
Little Colorado, thirty miles northwest, i
with intelligence that a band of six hun
dred Navajos had taken possession of
the stock on the William Roden range,
driving the herders from the range and
slaughtering large numbers of cattle.
The Indk.ns are all well armed and can
get large reinforcements from the reser
•Sheriff Francis will leave for the scene
of tho trouble to-morrow morning with
thirty armed cowboys to arrest the lead
ers of the band.
If Francis fails to arrest the chiefs r.nd
get lhe Indians back on the reservation,
the War Department will be appealed to
and troops will probably be ordered out.
The Navajos are the largest tribe in tho
Territory, there being about 16,000 of
them, and they are well lixed financially.
THE SHEEPSKIN SEASON.
They Are Supposed to Represent Fit
ness for the Duties of Idle.
At this time, as usual, the higher in
stitutions of learning are engaged in their
annual pastime of presenting diplomas to
graduates, and certifying that the persons
so honored are qualified to go forth and
take a trained and elfective part in the
promotion of the interests of truth, cult
ure and progress. The familiar sheep
skins are supposed to represent superior
fitness for tho duties and responsibilities
of life. But is this view always tho true
one? Education is desirable, of course:
we can not have too much ofit, provided
that it furnishes us with well-equipped
men, and not merely technical and im
practicable theorists. There never was a
time when we were more in need of col
legiate knowledge of a sound and useful
sort. The situation in politics, litera
ture, society and religion is one that calls
peculiarly for weli-disciplined thought
and well-digested information; but it has
to be confessed that the leading sources
of instruction aro not yielding as much
in that relation as we have a right to ex
pect from them. Their products are
large, but defective. They do not pro
vide a sufficient proportion of scholars
upon whom we can rely for exceptional
and advantageous service. Their lists of
graduates are only fair to middling when
they should bo tirst-class. A few are
noted for surpassing attainments in par
ticular lines, but the iarge majority do
not come up to the proper standard of
The thing to be desired is not a collec
tion of specialists, but a body of all
around men, prepared to assume posi
tions of general influence and importance.
We are not suffering for a yearly
Influx of botanists, entomologist's and
ethnologists: the supply is always equal
to the* public demand so far as such
I workers are concerned. This scarcity |
lies in othor directions. It is possible to
get along very well wilh small additions
j to the number of those who are scholars
j in only one channel or for only one pur
; pose. But there is a constant pressure
I for more collegians of broad intelligence,
j of sound inspirations, and of true sym
pathy with the daily interests of civiliza
tion. A system of education that does no
more than to pass the student through a
fixed and formal course of teaching
which has little or no application to the
ordinary affairs of the world is apt to do
more harm than good. It encourages the
development of traits and habits that aro
! detrimental to anybody. Instead of
.stimulating the best that lsinaman.it
tends to make him narrow, arrogant and
supercilious. He does not mingle with
tho peoplo and adapt himself to their
conditions and tendencies; he stands
apart from them, and lives an isolated
and unproductive life. His diploma be
comes a badge of exclusiveness to him,
when it should send him into the thick of
tlu fray where substantial and beneficent
results are being accomplished by men
who have never been inside of college
walls, out who know how to bring things
It is a notorious fact that the uneducated
element, as il is callod by those who as
sume airs by reason of their sheepskin
proofs of higher learning, has control of
most ofthe agencies of improvement and
prosperity in this country. The college
graduate, numerous as they are, do not
succeed in making good their boasts of
superior knowledge and trained capacity.
They do not shape our legislation, they
do not control our commercial enter
prises, they do not regulate our social
methods and operations. Ih;rc and there
one becomes a force in his community or
in a larger sphere: but, as s class, they do
not make any perceptible impression
upon pablic opinion, or any of the vari
ous activities of tho period. This is not
it should be. The colleges are old
enough and strong enough to direct the
currents of popular thought and conduct,
I and it most be their own fault that they
fail to do so. They have abundant facili
ties, and the material sent to them is as
good as could be desired. Why is it, then,
that they fall so far short in the matter of
causing the diplomas that they bestow to
represent a pronounced and" potent de
gree, of practical ability? The-only reason
able answer is that they are Somehow
lacklng in their theory of what constitutes
education, and so do not correctly grasp
the issue of developing in the wisest and
best way. Their processes of instruction
are manifestly cramped and inadequate,
and accordingly tho lesson of the sneep
skin season is that they should be search
ing for means o ' reform in a case where
there is uo room for pleading the right of
indulgence and extenuation.—St. Louis
SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1891.
SCALDED TO DEATH.
Horrible Accident on the Mid
land Road in Colorado.
SEVEN PERSONS DEAD AND OTH
ERS ARE PROBABLY DYING.
Sales of California Frnit in the East-
Results ot tho American Associa
tion Games—Men-o'-Warsmen As
phyxiated—Disastrous Cave iv a Coal
District—The Mon Escape.
Special to the Record-Untox.
Aspen (Col.), July 12.—A horrible rail
road accident occurred at Aspen Junc
tion, on the Midland road, last night.
A special train was backing from tho
water tank to switch to tho Aspen track,
when the rear end of a passenger coach
crashed into an engine coming out from
the round house.
Tho check valve on the side of tho
boiler was broken off and hot water and
steam poured into the broken end of tho
passenger car, horribly scalding thirteen
passengers—live men, seven women and
All possible was done to relieve the
Bufferings of the unfortunates, but Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Rogers of Woodry, Colo
rado; Miss Annie Phelan of Cardiff,
Colorado; Mrs. W. I. Willoby, Mrs. John
G. Baldwin of Glenwood, Colorado;
Fi-ank Ellis, Aspen, Colorado, and a baby
have already died, and the others are in
a critical condition.
The disaster was probably due to an
error of judgment on tho part of a
"hostler*' bringing out an engine from
the round-house. He thought to clear
the main track before tho passenger train
reached him. and was pushing the engine
at a high rate of speed. Just at the coal
shutus lie struck the rear corner of the
passenger coa-h, tearing a hole in itand
ripping the valve from the engine. Tor
rents of scalding steam and water poured
upon the victims. Of the twenty-live
passengers in the coach, three colored
men in the forward department were the
only ones who escaped without injury.
To-night tho remainder ol tlie injured
are resting quietly and havo a good
chance of recovery.
POISONED HER HUSBAND.
A Pittsburg Woman Arrested on a
Very Serious Charge.
Pittsbukg, July 12.—Mrs. Martin Far
rell, a wealthy woman of this city, was
arrested to-night on a charge of poison
ing her husband.
The couple were married about five
years ago, but never lived happily to
gether, the bone of contention being a
fortune of $00,000 left to Mrs. Farrell,
which she has persistently held in her
Some time ugo they parted but yester
day made up the quarrel and spent the
night in drinking. This morning she
gavo her husband a bottle of beer in
which, it is alleged, she put a quantity of
Faris green. He drained the bottle and
is now dying.
A quantity of tho poison was found in
her possession, and a considerable
amount on her clothing.
EDWARD BURGESS DEAD.
The Noted Yacht Designer Succumbs
to Typhoid Fever.
Boston, July 12.—Fdward Burgess,the
noted yacht designer, died here this after
noon of typhoid fever, aged 43 years.
He was born in West Sandwich, Mass.,
June 30, 1848. He graduated from Har
vard in 1871, and in 1888 the college con
ferred upon him the degree of A. M. He
was instructor in entomology at Harvard
for some years. His increasing business in
yacht designing compelled him finally to
resign his position. For tifteen years he
was Secretary of the Society of' Natural
11 istory of Boston. He leaves a wife and
Chicago, July 12.—The Porter Broth
ers Company sold yesterday at auction
forthe California Fruit Union three cars
of California fruit at the following prices;
Bartlett pears 32 \o(<x,'l Si; peaches $1 15f<i)
1 lit); a few boxes off condition 80c. Purple
Doane plum-. $i 25<§ I 85: German prunes
?1 70; Tragedy nrtines $2 0X)<« 2 50; Royal
Hative plums Sl 35®J 15; peach plums
£1 15(0)2 30; Crawford peaches Sl 90; 'cots
Nkw York, July 12—Porter Brothers
Company sold to-day at auction for
account of the California Fruit Union
shippers, one carload ol San Jose cherries,
realizing for Black Bepublican cherries
$1 05@] 4f); Royal Ann cherries gi l.v ■
I 70. This car contained 1,861 boxes and
sold for $2,571 gross.
Chicago, July 12.—The Farl Fruit
Company sold yesterday at auction two
carloads of California fruits, as follows:
St. Catherine plums, §1 23(g)l 37; overripe,
81; Peach plums, H -UK" 1 85; Royal
Hative jplums, £1 35; Purple Duane
plums, $1 HT>; small, *?1 00; Tragedy
prunes, -$2 40<v<,2 00; German prunes, $2 25;
Hale's early peaches, $1 86(3 1 60; Alex
ander peaches, $1 40; Royal apricots,
?1 25; overripe, $1 10m i 16; Moorpark
apricots, overripe, 90c to Si 10; Bartlett
pears, §2 05(^2 30; Peach apricots, very
ripe, §1 07.
Chicago, July 12.—The American As
sociation games resulted as follows yes
< >maiiA, July 12.—Omaha 12, Lincoln 4;
■econd game: (hatha -1. Lincoln 4.
Miiavaikke, Jdy 12.—Milwaukee 3,
Sioux City, July 12.—Sioux City 6,
Minneapolis 9; second game: Sioux City
11, Minneapolis 6.
Kansas City, July 12.—Kansas City 13.
Boston, July 12.—Three deserters from
the United States steamer Boston and live
from the United States steamer Atlanta,
and H. S. Stron i.nd Axel .lanscn, head
cook and gunner, respective!}-, on the flag
ship New York, registered "at a hotel in
West Bud. They were called at 5 o'clock
an.i responded, but at 1 o'clock tho
chain barmaid entered and found the men
unconscious irom Moaning gas. Jausen
was dead and Stron, who was removed to
tho Massachusetts General Hospital, may
Tenny Will Not Run.
Nf.w York, July 12.- Pulsifer will not
enter Tenny for the sweepstake match
with Longsireet, Riley, Loautaka and
Tea Tray, for which race the Monmouth
Association has ofiered $10,000. Pulsifer
; says: "i can see as much money before
me without a match, as Tennv is entered
in many valuaolo stakes wliich I think
he will capture, and 1 don't propose to
take any undue risks with him."
Ran Into a Landslide.
St. Paul, July 12.—A special to the
Pioneer ZPrexs from Missoula, Mont.,
says: Shortly before midnight last night
a west bound passenger train on the
Northern Pacific road, which left St.
Paul Thursday evening, ran into a land
slide at Marshall Grade, four miles east
of here and was wrecked. Two men who
were stealing a ride on the trucks were
killed. Engineer Draper was scalded
and slightly cut on the head but no others
Coal Mine Cave.
Wilkesbap.uk (Pa.), July 12. — This
morning the old slope of the Kingston
Coal Company, near Larkevillo, caved in
and the inhabitants are in great fear of
their lives and property. For hundreds
of feet, iv all directions, the surface i; 5
covered with large seams and cracks,
some a foot wide. A number of houses
in iho vicinity were dainagod, but so far
there was no fatality. The men in the
mine all escaped.
More Vigilance Needed.
AnoMOHE (I. T.), July 12.—Intruders
and citizens who do not show proper per
mits are being driven over the Texas bor
der at a rate of twenty-fivo to twelve
hundred daily. On yesterday thirty-three
families were put out of the Territory.
Unless the militia is vigilant the
intruders will soon be back working
A Naphtha Launch Blows Up.
New York, July 12.—At 3:30 o'clock
this morning a yachting party of eight
people on board tho naphtha launch
Ethel were blown up oil' Long Branch.
Tho only one saved was Captain White,
who clung to a buoy for hours. The
launch had been chartered by Mr. Den
nis, a retired diamond merchant.
Opposition Athletic Organization.
St. Louis, July 12.—At a meeting here
this morning ofthe various athletic clubs
and of neighboring cities tho Western
Association of Amat-gnr Athletics was
organized. This organization is the re
sult of the action ofthe Amateur Athletic
Union in refusing to permit open-air
games on Sunday.
Postmaster Jones Dead.
Indianapolis, July 12.--Aquilla Jones,
an old and prominent resident of In
dianapolis, died to-day. He was Post
master during Cleveland's administra
tion, at which time there was quite a
sensation over the civil service examina
tion caused by his summary dismissal of
Killed at Church.
St. Louis, July 12.—At Toos, nine
miles southwest of here, Joseph Frank
shot a Catholic teacher namod Bacleman
and then suicided. The crime was com
mitted just in front of the church as the
congregation was leaving. Tho reason of
the murder is not known.
Killed His Wife.
Kansas City, July 12.—Ex-policeman
Crowley to-day fatally shot his wife, to
whoiu he had been married six months.
Jealousy was the cause. He then made
an unsuccessful attempt to suicide.
At Cape Maj-.
Cape May (N. J.), July 12.—President
and Mrs. Harrison attended services this
mornine at St. John's P. E. Church,
where Rev. Dr. Tjdhall of St. Paul's,
Vincenne9 (Ind.), July 12.—1n a fight
between circus employes and a crowd of
rowdies last night one of the latter was
killed and a number on both sides in
DELEGATES ES SESSION AT MIN
An Address From an Ex-Yale College
Around tho "World.
Special to the Eecokd-Uniox.
Minneapolis, July 12. —At this morn
ing's session of tho Society of Chris
tian Endeavor, William Harper of the
Chicago University, gave an interesting
Bible study with applications on "Nine
vah's Fall," and the prophecy of Nahum.
After short prayer services, a Recess
was taken and tlie dolegates separated tq
attend tho morning services in the difler
This afternoon's session opened with a
song service, after which A. A. Stftgg of
Chicago delivered an address. Mr. Stagg
was formerly pitcher<in the Yale' College
baseball team, and is now instructor of
physical training in tho new Chicago
University. After singing "By and By,"
led by Ira D. Sankey, Miss Margaret F.
Feitch, from the Jaffna Mission, Ceylon,
India, spoko upon "Young Woman and
Work." Her address was very instruct
Rev. A. A. Fulton of Canton, China,
proposed to send Father Endeavor Clark
on a trip around the world to organize
Endeavor Missions. It was "decided that
each member give five cents to different
mission boatds, as tho society's rule will
not allow an officer ofthe organization to
receive salary, and giving tho meney to
Mr. Clark would in reality bfe giving'him
Previous to an address, "Child at
Work," by Mrs. Alice MayiScudder of
Jersey City, tho front seats were vacated
by the adults and betwoen three and four
hundred junior Endeavors marched in
and took seats whilo singlng^'tfliward,
Christian Soldiers." Alter the song,
John G. Wooley of Boston, delivered an
address on "Gospel Temperance."
It was stated from the platform that the
attendance of delegates was fourteen
thousand, and the session closed by sing
ing a doxology.
At the evening session Roy. P.Grose,
Chairman of the Committee on Resolu
tions, submitted a supplemental report
declaring against the whisky ring's in
fluence in politics.
On the World's Fair resolution tho con
"Resolved, That we, the representatives
of HX»,000 members of young people's So
ciety of Christian Kndeavor of this conti
nent, in convention assembled, reaffirm
our allegiance to the sacred observance of
the Sabbath day, and hereby express our
condemnation of and opposition to the
opening of tho Columbian Exposition on
The resolution urges that an active ef
fort on tho part of individual members,
societies, local and State organizations he
made to prevent such opening. The
storm of applause that greeted the reso
lutions mane a vote almost unnecessary,
but President Clark put the question aiid
the resolution carried by a unanimous
President Clark was re-elected, and a
long list of honorary Vice-Presidents,
representing every State, Territory and
Bishop M. N. Gilbert of Minnesota, of
the Protestant Episcopal Church, de
livered an address on the needs of
strength and growth in the Endeavor
movement, which ho thought an indica
tion of a rapidly approaching millennium.
Rev. Dr. J. Wilber Chapman of Phila
delphia delivered an address on the
"Secret of Power," and at its close con
ducted the closing consecration service.
A sonir by Sankey and singing by the
congregation closed tho tenth annual
convention of the United Endeavor
HORRORS OF WAR.
Desolation Caused by the Bloody
Revolution in Chile.
EMPEROR WILLIAM BANQUETS WITH
THE PRINCE OP WALES.
He Bids the Queen Farewell To-day—
An American Wrestler Defeats All
Comers at Berlin —A Dam Col
lapses on tho Mersey—Preparations
for Fighting In Guatemala.
Special to the Record-Unton.
London, July I'J.—An official dispatch
from Santiago, Chile, says: The revolu
tion is stationary. Famine prevails at
Tarapaca and Antofagasta.
There is no discipline among the rebel
Balmaceda, at tho cost of tho .State, sent
all political prisoners on board the
steamer Bolivia, hound for Iquique.
where they Avill beatliberty to act as they
A plot has been discovered to destroy
tho Government squadron at Valparaiso.
All the conspirators were seized, except
ing one, who hanged himself.
A roconnoitering force from Coquimbo
has temporarily occupied Huasco and
Vallcnar, where food is scarce. Complete
WILLIAM IS OHATKrUL.
London, July 12.—The Telegraph says
that in tho course of an audience at Buck
ingham Palace, yesterday tlio German
1 inperor said: "Tell evervbodv I am
most delijrhted witii mv welcome in Eng
land. It has been a reception which 1
might havo expected only in mv own
country, and not outside of it."
WILII ELM'S VISIT.
He Will Bid Farewell to tho Queen of
London, July VL— The German Em
peror and Empress attended the fore
noon service at St. Paul's Catliedral.
They drove thither from Buckingham
Palace in a open carriage through the
deserted streets. Nobody was expecting
them in the city.
Canon Hall preached at the Cathedral.
This afternoon the Emperor and Em
press and Prince and Princess of Wale?
started fbr the Hatlield House, to visit
Lord Salisbury. Other royalties accom
panied the party. At a banquet given in
the hall alter tlio arrival of the royal
guests there were present, besides the
royal personages, several Cabinet Min
isters, the Dukes of Buccleugh and Port
land, and a small circle of other persons
of high rank.
The Emperor and Empress leavo the
Hatlield House to-morrow afternoon,
when the Emperor goes to Windsor to
bid farewell to the Queen, whilo the Em
press goes to Felixstowe to rejoin her
France and Germany to Rescind the
Paris, July 12.—1n tho council of Min
isters, held yesterday to discuss the re
scinding ot the decreo against American
pork, Minister of Agriculture Develle
advocated the withdrawal of the prohibi
tions. He asked Constans if the Minis
ters doubted the expediency of directing
the Superior Council of Hygiene to make
an examination and report on the subject.
Constans and Hibot also favored re
scinding the decree.
It was agreed to refer the matter to the
Council of Hygiene.
United States Minister Reid is pressing
for a prompt decision in the matter, if
possible, before the adjournment of the
Chamber of Deputies, which is expected
within ten days.
Reports have been received here that
the German Government is about to
withdraw the prohibition in Germany,
and this ought to hasten French action.
To be Reviewed by Wllholm—Disas
trous Army Drills.
Berlin, July 12.—The German Em
peror will review In September the Ba
varian army. Ever since creation of tho
empire Bavaria has maintained absolute
independence of her army in time of
peace, and had hitherto refused tho right
of any other than a Bavarian General to
review it. Thus the troublesome ques
tion is settled through tho persistency
and energy of the young monarch with
out offending this proud and powerful
member of the confederation.
The mditary exercises go on through
out tho empire with disastrous conso
quenco. A regiment was ordered re
cently to take a long march under the
boiling sun. Eighteen men were ex
hausted, two dying of sunstroke. Swim
ming drills are regularly practiced by
regiments and divisions riding into the
water in a body. Nqar Martinekenefield,
the other day, two uhlans were drowned
and nearly all the squad lost their horses.
Mrs. Sheldon's Perilous Trip.
New York, July l_— The World's
•Naples special says: Mrs. French Shel
don arrived here to-day from Africa and
was met by her husband. Mrs. Sheldon
is still weak from illness which seized hor
just before leaving Africa, mainly the re
sult of a severe fall she had while de
scending the deep slopes of a crater to
reach Lake Chala. She more than com
pleted the programme arranged, managed
the caravan splendidly, and visited all the
Kilamenjaro tribes. She returned to the
coast through German territory, whore,
as an American, she was cordially treated
by the natives.
France and Russia.
Paris, July 12. — Gaalois publishes a
communication from a leading diplomat
advocating a formal alliance betwoen
France and Russia, based upon France's
assisting Russia inthe occupation of Con
stantinople and both France and Russia
attacking England's supremacy in Egypt
and the east. iSoleil warns the Gov
ernment that such a policy would be full
of dangers, and that tho French people
would never assent to tho dismember
ment of Turkey as the price of an alliance
Collapse of a Dam.
Liverpool, July 12.—At high tide in
the Mersey to-day, a temporary dam two
hundred and fifty feet wide, consisting
of ten million tons of timber and ma
sonry, collapsed. The debris blocked
the Shropshire, Union Canal and East
ham Section. The latter will be swamped
at the next Hood tide unless tho barrier
is re-erected. An immense gang was
put to work to restore the dam.
St. Petersburg, July 12.—A report on
the prospect of the harvest preclude the
hope that there will be any grain for ex
port this season. The purchase of foreign
corn is inevitable.
Cannon, the Wrestler.
Berlin, July 12.—1n the wrestling
tournament to-day, the American, Tom
Cannon, beat all comers. Cannon has
been elected a member of tho Atlas Vei
ein, and presented with a gold medal and
a laurel wreath, surmounted by German
and American eagles.
Barrillns Will Fight.
City of Mexico, July 12.—Guatemalan
telegrams received by merchants hero
says that President Barrillas is preparing
for a tight.
DON'T LIKE IT.
The Decision of tho Morris Park
Stewards Causes Indignation.
New York, July 12.—The action of the
Morris Park Stewards In declaring all
bets on tho Hackensack Handicap off on
Saturday h:is aroused much indignation
in racing circles.
The action is due to the fact that Mi-
Lewoo's San Joan was pulled to let his 1 ley
Del Uey win. Either horse could have
won, but MeLewoo's trainer had failed
to declare which horse was in tow. The
judges did not piuce the third horse,
wiiich was Adventurer.
it ts suid that McLewoo will sue for the
stakes, and the backets of Key Del Rey
and San Joan, straight and place, and
Adventurer, one, two and three, are
threatening to sne. Tlie otlier horse had
no show for place.
HEAVY DOWN POURS.
NORTH DAKOTA GETS AN UNU
SUAL SUPPLY OF RAIN.
Damage to Railroads and Bridges—
Traflic Stopped—Streams Run
ning Bank Full.
Special to the Recohd-Uniox.
St. Pax'l, July 12.—Pioneer Press
specials from various points in north
Dakota report heavy rains during the
p:ist twenty-four and forty-eight hours
which caused many wash-outs on the
railroads and much destruction to prop
A special from Mandan, N. D., says :
Between three and four hundred west
bound passengers on tho Northern Pa
rifie are stalled here to-day. The tre
mendous rains of last night and this
morning washed out a large number of
small bridges and culverts and portions
of the track west of here. All the bridges
gone are small ones, those of the Heart
River being all intact. The Heart River is
running bank-full and has been rising
during the aftornoon. In the town most
of tho sidewalks floated along the
streets, a number of cellars are full
and a great of deal damage was done.
The rain extended from west of Medora
to Jamestown, and poured in torrents for
several hours. This supposed arid region
has enough rain to insure bounteous
Dickinson, N. D., reports that tho rain
last niglit was worse than at first sup
posed. Crews of track-repairers liave
been working all day repairing tlie heavy
washouts. West-bound passengers can
not arrive here beforo Monday. The
streams are rising.rapidly, and if it rains
again tlie farmers will 'sustain damage
from lodged grain.
DUEL BETWEEN ELEPHANTS.
One Monstrous Pachyderm Butts and
Gores Another to Death.
It was my good fortune to spend somo
months every season in a tine forest and
hill country in India, where my duties
gave me chances of seeing a great deal ol"
elephant, bullalo and other big game that
frequented those parts, writes 11. Her
bert Thompson in tho Week's .Sport . Our
camp was on a partially isolated hill, a
good deal above the surrounding country.
We had been some days in camp, but had
not been visited liy our friends, tho ele-
E hunts, when one afternoon the sudden
ellow of one, evidently in pain, roused
everyone in the camp. A hill man pres
ently came up to say that two large tusk
ers wero hard at it close by. Every one
turned out onto the hillside, from where
it was easy, even to the naked eye, to see
what was going on, while with a glass
even tho movements of a startled deer
could be made out.
About 700 or 800 yards below the crowd
watching the tight were two tuskers.
The one somowhat nearer us, a burly,
stout-built beast, with short powerful
tusks, was evidently gettimr much the
worst ot the combat, and the white and
red furrows in his sides and rear plainly
indicated seams run by his antagonist's
tusks. Blood could be seen trickling
down his head and shoulders. On the
rise of the hill was his rival, a still larger i
animal, possessing tho advantage of
longer, gleaming tusks. It was a lost
fight, and in a few minutes the victor,
with a quick rush at the other, made a
good thrust at the side, and though there
was a severe struggle, the tusk went its
full length in the now beaten brute, and
using all his weight, tho victor pressed
him down the hill, where thej' disen
gaged themselves and prepared for an
The wounded tusker's roars of pain
and rage were pitiful to hear, and though
he would have escaped if he could, the
other kept close behind and administered
thrust after thrust, but not in auy vital
part. Presently, wheeling around thoy
came together with a mighty smash.
This was about the only stand made, and
the weaker was quickly overpowered by
the more powerful and fresher victor.
Tho thrusts, now put behind the shoulder
and into the body, quickly disabled the
poor brute, and in fact, in a few minutes,
the great beast rolled over dead.
Next morning, on our proceeding to
look for the tuskers, we found a large
herd in an excited stato almost on the
spot where the linish had oecured. In it
wore several small tuskers, besides the
big conqueror of the evening before, who
seemed to instill a groat deal of fear into
tiie youngsters. He came now into the
open glade with a line young female, and
as he approached even the other cows
there was a general stampede out of his
■Wo came on the dead beast, which bad
been butted and rolled, after it was killed,
into a clump of bamboos. It had been a
lino, burly animal, but was marked from
forehead to rear and top to foot by rips
and <nits. He measured 9 feet and (5
inches at the shoulder, and the tusks
taken by the hill men proved slightly
over 100 pounds to the pair. The victor,
which in tho light seemed to tower over
his foe, must have been quite ten feot
high, aud had the longest tusks I have
ever seen clear of their sockets. I tried to
get him, but what witii his harem about
him and the difficulty of getting a clear
view in the long grass, I failed to get a
Chicago Still Grow me:.
Eastern Man (in Chicago)— Land is held
at a pretty stiff price around here, I find.
Chicago Man—ln the city proper, yes.
But I can offer you some rare bargains
outside. Hoav Avould you like a foAV cor
ner lots in our Lunar annex? Big
chance to get in on the ground floor now.
"Where is your Lunar annex located?"
"On the moon, of course. Our air ships
will be running iv a lew Aveeks, you
know, and ono line passes right close to
my lots."—NeAv York Weekly.
Gladstone is comparatively a poor man,
and the occasional literary Avork he does
for magazines and periodicals is not tho
result of any desire to add to his estab
lished fame as a writer. He takes a mat
ter of fact Aiew of such productions,
reckoning them simply as valuable help
to the liquidation of his heavy household
expenses. For every article he Avrites he
WHOLE KO, 15,519.
FOR THE SPEAKERSHIP.
A Red-Hot Preliminary Contest
is in Progress.
CRISP SEEMS TO LEAD,' BUT THE
OTHERS ARE CONFIDENT.
Mills Has Many Supporters—Tho Al
leged Violation of tho Consulate at
Cathmla, Sicily, Reported at Wash
ington— tho Consulates Was Not
Closed—No More Trouble. \
Special to the Recoud-Union.
New York. July 12.—Tho Tribune*
Washington correspondent says that
while everything appears calm on tho
surface, Ike fiercest preliminary contest
for the Speakership ever waged is now in
The drift of opinion seems to point to
the success of Judge Crisp of Georgia,
and if tho Democratic members of New
York Ret for him as ■ unit they can carry
him through and perhaps get something
It is an open secret that ho has or will
have the support of the majority of tho
New York men.
Colonel Mills is cultivating the virtue
Of Silence and reticence, but influential
Democratic politicians consider him a
logical candidate for Speaker.
One leading Democrat says: "If our
party is honest and sincere in its attitudo
towards the tariff Mills will be elected.
I do not mean that Crisp or McMillan or
i Springer arc not devoted tariff reformers,
but Mills is the foremost exponent ana
ablest champion of tariff reform in Con
press. Tho chances now seem to be in
is favor. I would not bo much sur
prised to see a Northern man selected if
Mills should fail. His friends might in
sist that he should not bo set aside tor
any other man In the South. Springer is
Why the Consulato at Catnmla, Sicily*
Was Not Closed.
Washington, July 12.— facts in
the case of the rumored violation of tho
United States Consulate at Catania,
Sicily, have been learned at the State De
A lawsuit was entered against Consul
Charles .Heath,and the local authorities en
tered the Consulate in serving the process.
Heath regarded this an infringement of
his rights and recommended to the De
partment of State that the Consulate bo
The White House Charge d'Affaires at
Koine reported by cable tbat the local
authorities assured him that no further
steps would be taken until he had ample
opportunity to investigate, and further
that the process was served in a private
part Of the Consulate, and, therefore, was
no violation of the sanctity of tho Con
Heath was therefore instructed by the
Department not to close tho Consulate
under any circumstances, . -.
BOOK AGENT AND BULLDOG. :
Fierce M'ns th<> Fi«ht Put Short, and
the Atfcnt Had the Lust Laugh.
The story toller was a book agent,
nevertheless 1 enjoyed listening to him
as he reeled off the yarn something after
"Down in Jones County lives :i far
mer who used to keep a bulldog for tha
special purpose of soaring away book
agents and tramps, 'who, otherwise,' ho
declared, 'would pester the lifo out of
his wife and hired girl.'
"Tiger was the dog's name and the
"Now if there was any one thing that
Tiger enjoyed it Was a live, leng-legg*d.
sound-lunged book agent, one who « ould
run and yell. His rather melancholy
countenance would light up the instant
he caught sight of one of these gentlo
beings ambling up toward the front
door. Then he would quickly slido
in under the front stoop and" calmly
await the approach of his unsuspecting
victim. When the book agent was
within ten feet of tho lirst step out
would spring old Tiger with a savago
| growl. Tho frightened ageut, with a yell
of terror, would bound backward, and
start on a bee line for the garden wall.
But before he could take three bounds
old Tiger, with a low, chuckling growl
of pleasure, would fasten hid toeth in tho
seat of his trousers and hand on until tho
farmer and his two hired men came
with crowbars and grinning faces, pried
his jaws apart and set tho captive free.
"The gory tale set my heart In a tumult
of indignation, and I determined to teach
that bulldog a lesson. 1 procured three
pounds of the strongest cayonno pepper
obtainable, fastened it firmly in the seat
of my trousers—my second best--and
thus loaded walked boldly up to the
homo of the cranky farmer and carnivor
"As I swung open the gate I saw old
Tiger dodge in under the front piazza. I
walked boldly on, and when within
about ten feet of the lirst step with ti
blood-curdling growl old Tiger sprang 1
for me. He was an awful sight, with his
wide opon mouth full of gleaming ivories,
and I turned and ran for all I was worth.
I had not made three jumps before I Tele
a jerk and heard gripping, tearing sound,
aud then my ears were greeted with a
howl of pain. I then knew that the buil
dog hail goiten his eyes, nose and mouth,
chuck full of my second beat trousers and
cayenne pepper. A great joy Avelled up
into my heart and I stopped and watched
"He howled as though a hundred
fiends had lent him their tongues, clawed
at his mouth, rolled over beds of rare
flowers, demolished costly rose bushes,
turned double sumniersaiiits backward
and forward, and practiced all kinds of
astounding gymuaslical feats. At lr.st
one of his gyrations landed him on tho
back stoop. In a momont the swill bar
rel was tipped over, and the farmer's wife
and hired girl were upset in its contents.
Great, then, was the confusion lor a few
moments. During this inoleo I thought
it best to decamp, anil turned and walked
happy and triumphant away. The last
glimpse I caught of tho dog as I passed
over tho brow of the hill, found him roll
ing over a lot of clothes that had just been
laid out upon tho grass to dry.
"The next day I called again to note
results and to reap my rewai'd.
"The moment I stepped within tho
yard I saw the bulldog, with head down
and tail between bis legs, start like a
streak of spotted lightning for tho barn,
whence, ever and anon, long drawn agon
izing howls reached my ears.
"When onco in the house I was treated
like a king. The farmer's wife and hired
girl had not had a chance to talk with a
book agent for six months, and conse
quently were almost wild with delight to
see me. The old lady bought $iO worth
of books, cash down, the hired girl had
rue write in her autograph album, whero
none but her 'dearest friends' were
allowed to scribble; and when at last I
was compelled to go the dear old lady
gave me her blessing in a trembling voice
and a Bible; while the hired girl, as she
hid hor streaming eyes in the folds of her
not over-clean apron, begged mo to send
her my photograph and a lock of my au-'