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VACAVILLE'S INCENDIARY. 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 worth ?2,."-on. 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 the town. 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 Plat! building. DEADLY AVALAUCIIE. A Settlement on the Skeona River Is Swoi>t Away. 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 recovered. 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. ON EXHIBITION. 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 famous vosseL 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 Mci>ougald. '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 the inquest. A complaint charging Mcl»ougald with murder has been liied, and MeDougald's bail was lixed at £10,OUO. FATAL NOSE-BLEEDING. A Pioneer Resident of Truckee Dies Under Peculiar circumstances. Thi < kkk, July 12.—William G. Irwin, one of thu oldest residents, died here this morning. He had nose-bleed for tho past three weeks, almost every day, Ibr hours at a time. 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. srtI'IUITVVS REWARD. 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 much ridicule. All patriotic citizens and all Avomon and girls ot the town are on Sheltoif s side. 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. +. POIBLE DHOWNTNCS. Four Lives L<»st Among Chicago's Picnickers Yosterday. Chicago, July 12.—Two double drown ings occurred among the Chicago pic nickers to-day. 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- THE RECORD-UNION. Ned' was a married man, and -when his body was brought home to his wife the shock unbalanced her mind, it is feared permanently. The other double tragedy was at Lake Calumet. Two ten-year-olds, Leslio "Young and Henry Campbell, got beyond their depth while bathing. *m- COSTLY FIRE. 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 injured. At 2 a. m. the fire was under control, alter having burned down to the second story. Tlie Ferguson block adjoining is badly damaged by water. The losses will aggregate $125,000. All the guests wero gotten out without trouble. 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 vation. •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 proficiency. 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 to pas-. 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 Oldbe-Deiuocrat. 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 one child. 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 own namo. 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 two sons. California Fruits. 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 80e(a$1.30. 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. Yesterday's Basohall. Chicago, July 12.—The American As sociation games resulted as follows yes terday: < >maiiA, July 12.—Omaha 12, Lincoln 4; ■econd game: (hatha -1. Lincoln 4. Miiavaikke, Jdy 12.—Milwaukee 3, Duluth 4. Sioux City, July 12.—Sioux City 6, Minneapolis 9; second game: Sioux City 11, Minneapolis 6. Kansas City, July 12.—Kansas City 13. Denver 9. Asphyxiated. 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 die. 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 were injured. 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 their farms. 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 Republicans. 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, Camden, preached. Fatal Ro<w. 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 jured. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. DELEGATES ES SESSION AT MIN NEAPOLIS. An Address From an Ex-Yale College Baseballist—An-Endeavor Trip 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 ent churches. 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 ing. 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 a salary. 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 vention declared: "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 that day." 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 vote. President Clark was re-elected, and a long list of honorary Vice-Presidents, representing every State, Territory and Province. 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 Society. 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 forces. 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 please. 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 order prevails. 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 Kngland To-dr.y. 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 family. AMERICAN PORK. France and Germany to Rescind the Prohibition Laws. 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. BAVARIAN TROOPS. 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 with Russia. 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. Russia's Crops. 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 erty. 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 crops. 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 other bout. 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 way. ■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 shot. «. 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. am 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 receives $1,000. 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 progress. 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 in return. 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 an impossibility." CONSUL, HEATH. 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 partment. 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 closed. 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 sulate. 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 this style: "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 man's nature. "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 ous bulldog. "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 the animal. "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-' burn hair."