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VOLUME LXXXIII.- NO. 134.
THE MERCURY VERY HIGH. Six Deaths From Heat Prostra tion Recorded at Chicago. RECORD-BREAKING SPELL OP EOT WEATHER AT PITTSBURG. At the National Capital the Ther mometer Registered Over a Hun dred Degrees in tho Shade—Eighteen Cases of Prostration at Cincinnati, Ono Fatal and Others Expected to Die—Two Fatal Cases of Sunstroke at Kansas City. Special to the Record-Untotv. Chicago, July 25.—Six deaths from heat prostration is the record for to-day in this city, bringing the total since Sat urday night up to fourteen up to this evening. At least thirty prostrations were reported to the police to-day, and there were undoubtedly many more. After a sultry night the day opened at 80° shortly after sunrise, and from that tlie mercury ro.se to M* this afternoon. What breeze there was was from the south, and it came like a blast from a furnace. Tho clamor of ambulance bells told the tale of Buffering. The hospitals were busy, and many of those taken in to-day have a poor chance of recovery. The prolonged heated spell has had a bad effect on peo ple in poor health and those who are con fined to the house by illness, and there has been a large increase in the death rate. AT PITTS!'.! U(;. PrTTSBUBG, July 25.—Pittsburg is ex periencing a record-breaking spell of hot Weather. Sunday was the hottest day in live years, and to-day the thermometer red 98 , two decrees hotter than day. The few mill and factory hands at work suffered terrible. A large number of prostrations were reported, but so far no fatalities. AT WASHINGTON. Washington, July S.—This was the hottest day of the season in Washington. 'I be thermometer registered !<7 at the Signal station, but on the streets the heat was terrific. Several thermometers in different parts of the city registered as high as lo:>- in the shade. A number of prostrations were reported. at detboit. Detroit (Mich.), July 25.—Hot weather continues without abatement, and there is no promise of relief until to-morrow. Several prostrations were reported. AT KANSAS CITY. Kansas City, July 25.— Hot weather continues. The Signal Service thermom et T in the coolest place in town to-day registered 94°. On the streets reliable thermometers registered 100 and 102:. There were two fatal cases of sunstroke. AT DATTOIV, OHIO. DAYTON (Ohio), July 2").—The intense heat was relieved this evening by a shower. Many prostrations occurred. The mercury yesterday reached loi-, and to-day stood at 100 J until the rain came. AT CINCINNATI. ("incinnati, July 25.—The intense heat continues, the mercury ranging from 82° at 7a.m.to 98 this evening. Eighteen B of prostration were reported, one fatal and the others may die. IN THE KOBTHWEST. St. P\ri>, July 25.—The weather con tinues extremely hot throughout the Korthweat anil Manitoba, but there have DeenfeW fatalities so far. It is believed the effect of tho heat on crops will be good. at st. Lotna St. Louis, July 2.3.—The thermometer ranged from 9H° to 102° to-day. There were many slight cases of prostration, but uo fatalities so far. AT DCBUQUE. Dubuqub (la.), July 26.—The heat to day was very oppressive, the thermome ter marking 98". There have been many prostrations, but no fatalities. AT LOUISVILLE. I. >risvii/lk (Ky.J, July 25.—The tem peratare yesterday touched 110". There were nearly 100 prostrations, and many "will, it is feared, terminate fatally. IX TENNESSKE. Milan (Term.). July 25.—The tempera ture yesterday readied 99°. There were six cases of sunstroke in tho country, and many cattle are dying. IN NEW YORK. New Yo&K, July 25.—The heat has been great here to-day, but the humidity lias been the chief element of discomfort. From the State come advices of heat, r. Hying up to I)s°, with much suffering. OX THE TURF. Kosults of the Racine; Events at Sara toga and Brighton Heach. Saratoga, July 25. —This was the Opening day. The weather was hot, the nttendance large and the track tine. Five-eighths of a mile, Dr. Hasbrouck •won, Huron second, Hellgate third. Time, 1:01. One mile, Copywright yon, Kimberly second, Belle of Orango third. Time, 3:4:2}. 1!all-mile, Nick won, Postmaster sec ontl. Time, O:4<.»J. Mile and a halt, Arza and Ronald were the only starters, and the former won. Time, Three-quarters of a mile, Little Fred yon, Miss Bella second, Contribution third. Time, 1:1 H. AT BBIOHTOS BEACH. Brighton Beach, July 2-3.—Five fur longs, Zcnobia won, Queen dOr second, KatalieS. third. Time, 1:01 j|. Five furlongs, Morello won, Prince George second, Pansy third. Time, UO2J. Six and a half furlongs, Arnica won, Alcalde second, Crochet third. Time, Mile and a sixteenth, Loan taker won, Lizzie second, Mabel Glenn third. Time, I:4*. Seven furlongs. Lord Dalmeny won, jFagot second, India Llubber third. Time, < me mile and a furlong. Air Shaft won, Fric second, Long Dance third, lime, 1:57. IfAOT WEKE INJURED. A Switch Eneine Knns Into a Crowd of Colored People. Chicago. July 25.—A large crowd of colored people assembled at the Grand Central depot this morning, bound for a picnic at Columbia Park. The platforms of the depot were jammed, When a switch engine pulled in on the west track, hav ing in tow a Baltimore and Ohio passen g>r train. People on the platform say the engine was running twelve miles an hour. As he approached the end of the track, which terminated in front of the platform, Engiuoer Williams applied tho •lir-brakes to stop, but for seme reason they had no effect He reversed tho en gine and tried to stop, but the momentum of the heavy train behind him carried him ahead. The train crashed through the bumper into the platform, striking down a number of people. Great con- THE RECORD-UNION. fusion ensued, and some colored men warned to lynch Engineer Williams, but the police rescued him. Nearly twenty people were mora or less seriously hurt, and two of them, Mrs. Dma Carr and Henry Young, will likely die. Engineer Williams asserts that he was only run ning six miles per hour, and says some one must have tampered with the valves of the air-brakes. BISHOP OF ST. ALBANS. Roy. Thomas Leigh Claughton Dies at a Ripe Old Ago. London, July 25.—Rev. Thomas Leigh Claughton, 1). I)., recently Bishop of St. Albans, is dead. He was the son of Thomas Claughton, Esq., and was born November 6, 1808, at Haydock Lodge, Lancashire. lie was educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Oxford, of which he was successively scholar, Fellow and Tutor, and where he graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1881, taking first class in classi cal honors, having previously gained the Chancellor's prize for Latin verse and sir Roger Newdegate's prize for English verse. He obtained the prize for the Latin essay in 1832, was appointed Pub lic Examiner in 1886 and was in 1841 pre ferred to the vicarage of Kidderminster by the Earl of Dudley, to whose sister he is married. He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 1552 to 1857 and Honorary Canon of Worcester; was made Bishop of Rochester in 1867 and was translated to the newly constituted See of St. Albans in 1877, which he recently declined owing to his inability to attend to the duties of the office. ORGANIZED BANT) OF THIEVES. Soldiers and Civilians Working To gether to Secure Plunder. Buffalo (Wyo.), July Private Johnson of the Sixth Cavalry, Troop H, who was found guilty of stealing a num ber of guns and pistols from the Govern ment at a fixe at Fort McKinney last April, and who was confined in tho guardhouse but escaped a few days ago, was captured yesterday. A number of other soldiers were in the gun theft, and it was they who aided Johnson to escape, fearing his information on them. An other soldier, arrested for complicity in the affair, has made a confession. It ap pears that a regularly organized band of soldiers was working under tho instruc tion of civilians. This gang was banded together to burn down Fort McKinnoy, securing what plunder it could during the conllagration. Arms and ammuni tion were the plunder most desired, as there has been a general demand for them throughout the country since the invasion of the cattlemen last April. Race War Threatened. Columbia, (S. C), July 25.—A race war is threatened at Irmo. George Kinard. a negro, outraged Mrs. Addison, and the whites are talking of lynching him. The negroes around Irmo are excited and gathering there. This morning Lewis Brown, a negro, became insolent, and S. K. Bouknight shot him. Trouble is feared to-night. Latest advices from Irmo to-night state that tho negroes are arming and sending runners into the country for reinforce ments. The citizens are preparing for defense, and trouble will certainly occur. Bad Outlook for Crops. Kansas City, July 25.—The _____ says an important question among grain men is whether Kansas is going to raise a corn crop. According to present infor mation it seems probable the State can raise a crop if there are no hot winds this week, and if rain falls within a week. The situation is extremely critical. The temperature throughout the Statu yester day ranged from 96 to 98° in the shade, and winds blowing. The conditions to day are similar, and the Signal Service gives no hope of relief before Wednes day. ' Tho Atchison's Cut Rate. Chicago, July 23.— Atchison road has submitted to Chairman Caldwell of j the "Western Passenger Association a lengthy report justifying its cut rate to Denver for the Knights Templar con clave. The Chairman didn't have time to consider all the points and report at the special meeting to-day, so the matter went over till to-morrow. Some of the Atchison's competitors now assert that they expect to be aide to fasten on that road the responsibility for the first viola tion of tho agreement. Cleveland's Tariff Views. New York, July 25.—The Commercial Advertiser prints with great prominence the statement from a prominent Cleve land man that Cleveland will issue within the next few weeks an important letter on the tariff, which he did not discuss elaborately at the notification meeting, because be had determined at that time to present his views on the question to the party and the public in a special let ter. It is said this will be entirely separate from his formal letter of ac ceptance. World's Fair Appropriation. Washington, July 25.—Ilolman's last motion in the House to-day is regarded by friends of the World's Fair as the be ginning ot an attack all along the lino against the fivo-million-dollar appropria tion. They are indignant, and declare that if the appropriation is filibustered against they will resort to the same course. Then if the deficiency and sun dry civil bills fail, they say, llolman and his followers will be responsible. Republican National Committee. Washington, July 25.—8y instruc tions of the Executive Committee, the Re publican National Congressional Com mittee, Senator Higgins, Chairman, to day appointed the following committee, who, in conjunction with the Chairman, will manage the coming campaign, as far as Congressional contests are concerned : John A. Caldwell of Ohio, Dinger A. Herman of Oregon, John C. Houck of Tennessee, and 11. P. Cheatham of North Carolina. Visible Supply of Grain. New York, July 25.— visible sup ply of grain is as follows: Wheat, 23, -086,000 bushels, an increase of 023,000 bushels; corn, 6,857,000 bushels, a de | crease of 18,000 bushels; oats, 5,310,000 | bushels, a decrease of 1.4,000 bushels; rye, 215,000 bushels, an increase of 6,000 bushels; barley, 435,000 bushels, an in- i crease of 11,000. St. Paul After a Linen Factors*. St. Paul, July 25.—Specimens of flax raised here were sent to Ireland and re turned in the shape of some of the finest grades of towels and samples of prepared fiber as fine as silk. It is believed the experiment will result in the establish ment of linen factories here. Tho Kearsarge to Go to Honduras. Washington, July 25.— The United States steamship Kearsarge will be sent j to Honduras to look after American mi i terests in event of any further trouble. Silver Purchases. Washington, July 22.— Treasury j Department to-day purchased 170,000 ounces of silver at f0.88.59. No further oilers will be considered until August Ist. Clothing Boycott. Denver, July 25.— American Fed eration of Labor here, on the recom mendation of President Gompers, has' declared a boycott ou Rochester clothing. "Women of every rank go bareheaded in Mexico. SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY MOBNTNG, JULY 26, 1892. AN ANARCHIST PLOT. The Police Believe Such Led to the Assault on Frick. AN ACCOMPLICE OF THE ASSASSIN UNDER ARREST. "Warrants Issued for tho Apprehen sion of a Number of Others—Six In formations Filed Against Bergman —Frick's Condition Unchanged—llls Physicians Hopeful of Ills Early Recovery—Now Yorkers After Col onel Streator's Scalp. Special to the RKConn-Uxiox. Pinsr.riiG, July 25. — The police authorities are convinced to-night that the attempted assassination of Frick was au anarchist plot that may lie as great in ! scope as that lor which Spies and his I companions wrre handed. They have the names of a number of persons in New York, Long Branch, Hobokeu and other places, whom, they think, are im plicated, and telegrams have been sent to have them arrested. A number of arrests will probable be made here to-morrow. Six informations Were filed against Alexander Bergman to-nieut by Secre tary Lovejoy of the Carnegie company, charging him with felonious assault on Frick and. Leishman, and entering the building ror the purpose of committing the assault. If Bergman gets the limit on these informations he will get thirty three years' time to relieet. Rumors are in circulation that some anarchists have come here from Chicago, and that an attempt will be made to pass dynamite into the prisoner. The au thorities take little stock in the storj', but will take due precaution. This afternoon detectives arrested Knold, a workman at Taylor tt J lean's wire mill, on a charge of being an accom plice of Bergman. Knold says Bergman came to him on July 14th with a letter of introduction from Herr Most. He stayed with Knold until last Thursday. Friday Knold met him up-town, and pointed out the Carnegie ollice to him. Knold claims to have destroyed 11 err Most's letter. Paul Eckart, who rents rooms to Knold and his wife, was also arrested, but soon afterward released. The fact that Berg man presented a letter from Most sub stantiates the latter's claim that he was acquainted with the prisoner, and reflects upon the veracity of Bergman, who ;i .s serted last night that lie never had met Most. Other arrests are looked for soon. Robert Sterlula, arrested at Sobo for expressing his intention of killing Car negie, has been turned over to the Chari ties Bureau as a harmless lunatic. Later the police searched Knold'sbouse and discovered a large amount of anarch istic literature, some of the most Incen diary description. Among tho stuff cap tured were letters from anarchists in Chicago, New York, Hoboken and other places. Knold admitted that he received several letters from Most, concerning Bergman. Most told him Bergman was a bad man. frick's condition unchanged. PTTTBBVBO, July 25.— At midnight Frick's condition was unchanged. Be i- Buffering some pain, but the physicians arc hopeful of his early recovery. Mrs. Frick is much improved. QtTIET AT PFTTSBUBQ AND HOXBBKADb PrrrsßtTßG, July 2."..—Hugh <>'l>onnell, Hugh Ross, Martin Fay and Peter Allen, the leaders ofthe Homestead strike, were released on baii this morning. Judge Magee held that the men were not actively engaged in the riot, but were pmbably guilty of murder in the second degree for not trying to stop it. The situation here and at Homestead was perfectly quiet this morning. All the parties have settled down to the fact that there will be a long siege and are preparing fo wait it out. Secretary Love joy announces that the company is in no hurry to start the mills here, but will de vote attention first to Homestead. Two hundred additional men went to work at Homestead this morning and it is announced that more are to follow. Bergman, tho would-be assassin, when told this morning that Prick would re cover, said: "Well, lam sorry for that." Bergman says he was born in St. Pe tersburg. Russia, and was educated at one ol the leading colleges there. When told that the people considered ins act most cowardly and that he had no sympathisers, he replied: "I know that the people will bo with me and lam horry that I made such a bad job of it, but I am willing to stand the conse quences." A westbound fast mail train on tho Pennsylvania road to-day brought here 200 non-union men for Homestead Mills from Philadelphia, Boston and New- York. They are said to be skilled iron and steel workers. AFTER STRKATOH'S SCALP. Nbw Yobk, July 25.—Charles C. Bur goyne, the well-known law printer to day telegraphed Lieutenant -Colonel Slreator, commanding the Tenth Penn sylvania Keginieut at Homestead, de claring the treatment of private James, as told in these dispatches, is a crime only paralleled by the crimes of a mob Burgoyne adds that his check for a good round sum is at the disposal of any Pennsylvania lawyer who will undertake to bring Streator to justice. He adds that there are many men in New York who are willing to "loosen their purse strings in order that such a monumental crime shall not go unpunished/ COKLIKMNKU BY EXUMSU WORKMEN. LONDON. July 25.—Andrew Carnegie is at Uannoch Lodge, thirty-live miles from a telegraph station. It has been impos sible to get any statement from him in regard to Homestead affairs or the shoot ing of Frick. lie refuses to answer telegrams or let tors. There is much fooling against him here. A large meeting of laborers yester day adopted resolutions strongly con demning Carnegie's course in regard to the Homestead troubles, and expressed the hope that Workmen would contempt uously refuse any further philanthropic gilts from him. CHOLERA SCOURGE. Tho Outbreak in the suburbs of France Continues to Diminish. Paris, July 25.—The outbreak of chol era in the suburbs continues to diminish. There were only two deaths yesterday. Odessa* July 25.—Tho mortality from cholera is diminishing on the lower Vol ga, but north of Tsaritzin it is spreading rapidly in towns and villages west of the river. St. Petersburg, Jnly 25.—1n Nijni- Nv.vgorod the cholem is confined to a few travelers from the infected districts. SAdvicesfrom Astrakhan state that the cholera is abating. Serious disturbances, due to the outbreak of the disease, have occurred at Srednaiaach-Toubaonewd and other points, where the Inhabitants and emigrants rebelled against the sani tary measures. Considerable property was destroyed and several persons kill,-d. THE DISEASE IN A UXATIC ASYLUM. Paris, July 25.—A violent outbreak of a disease supposed to be the cholera oc- curred at a lunatic asylum at Bonneval, seventy-live miles southwest of Paris, of forty-two cases reported, twenty were i fatal. Dr. Brovardel declares the disease merely cholerine. DEATH RATE IN RUSSIA. , London, July 26.— The St. Petersburg I correspondent of the Times says: The official bulletin announces that 2,012 cases of cholera and 1,302 deaths occuirod on tho 21st, 2_'d and SSd instant. TROOPS WITHDRAWN. Trouble at the Idaho Mines Now at an End. "Washington, July 2-3.—General Seho field received a telegram from General Carlin, at Wardner, this morning, saying the state of affairs in the mining district was so satisfactory that most of the United States troops can be withdrawn with safety. Genera] Schofield Immedi- I ately telegraphed orders for the Twenty second Infantry, from Fort MeKeogh, and the Twentieth Infantry, from Fort Missoula. to return to their respective posts, and vested General Etugerwith dis cretion to withdraw >tiier United States troops from time to tfaie as he deems ex pedient. General flfebofield said a few United States troops will be kept at Wardner for some lime to guard against a recurrence of tho troubles. NATIONAL QUABD TO BE WITH DRAWN. W.\ iu.'.nkr (Idaho', July 2.1. —Governor Willey has directed the' withdrawal of the National Guards and they will leave here to-morrow. General Curtis arrived here this morning and held a long confer ence with General Carlin relative to the disposition ofthe regular troops that will remain in the Cceur d'Aleues. A box of giant powder, stolen by the strikers from the Bunker Hill magazine, has been found in a mill above the mine, and two boxes are still missing. The I mine owners are still apprehensive of attempts to destroy property by the use of dynamite and a strong watch is kept on the mills. There are more men here than can find employment, and at least ;:00 men are looking for work. 1!OW AT A WEDDING. Knives and Revolvers Used With Seri ous Kffbct. Mahonoy City (Perm.'i, July 2.l.—John Lipski, a young I'olander, was married yesterday to Mary Kolzovitch. Among tho guests were Michael Felinski and John and Peter Kolzovltch, brothers of the bride. All drank freely, when a dis pute arose and tho qoarrelera came to j blows. Lirski passing through the room with his bride, stepped forward to part the men, and the row became general and knives and revolvers were used. One of the shots struck the bride and she fell to j the floor and was trampled upon by the fighters. Mrs. Lipski and her brothers were very seriously wounded. Lipski was stabbed in many places and many others were cut. Twenty-seven were ar rested, several of whom bore ugly cuts. Crops in Russia. St. PirrKRSBrRo, July 2-").—The official crop report for June shows tho winter crops in an unsatisfactory condition in the central, southwestern and southern provinces and portions of provinces which suffered in 1891 t due to the inade quate, rainfall, while crops in the north ern and western provinces are impaired by excessive rain. Eruption ofMonnt Etnn. Catania, July 25—The eruption at Mount Etna continues to diminish in violence. The stream of lava which has been flowing eastward has come to a standstill. MATTERS BEFORE CONGRESS. CONFERENCE REPORT OX THE SUNDRY CIVIL HILL. The Judiciary Committee Decides to Report the Nomination oF Shlrns Without Recommendation. •Special to the R&COBD-USTTOir. Washington, July i>f>. — The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, with two Republicans and four Democrats present, decided to report the nomina tion of George Shiras to be Associate Jus tice of theVnited States Supreme Court to the Senate without recommendation. The fact that tho Democrats allowed the report to be made in this shape encour ages his friends in tho belief that there will bo no factious opposition in the Sen ate. In the Senate this morning Vest intro duced a joint resolution authorizing the President to oiler to Great Britain, Ger many and France, as an inducement to enter a rational agreement for the free coinage of silver, a reduction of 2f> per cent, in the tariff on textiles, hardware, earthenware and glass. The resolution was laid on the table. The anti-option bill was taken up and George addrossed the Senate. George said the New Orleans and Now York Cotton Exchanges were composed of men who did not raise cotton, consume or ever handle it, and characterized their dealings as gambling. George yielded tho floor temporarily, and Allison presented the conference re port on the sundry civil bill. It was very long, and tho reading occupied a quarter of an hour. Allison explained the report, saying that outside of the provisions about the World's Fair only one matter was left oi>cn—the provisions inserted by the House prohibiting the employment of Pinkertons. The report was agreed to and further conference asked on the points on which there was no argument. Pettigrew introduced a joint resolution, which was referred, authorising foreign exhibitors at the World's Fair to bring to this country foreign laborers to work on their exibits. George then resumed argument on the anti-option bill, and closed with an ap peal in favor of his own substitute, and then Wolcott submitted a motion, which went over, to refer tho bili to the Com mittee on Finance, with instructions to report at tho next session somo measure looking to the relief sought for. Allison moved to lay VVolcott's motion on the table, but alter discussion with drew it. Adjourned. IH THE HOUSE. Washington, July 25.—1n the House this morning, Wheeler of Michigan called up the report of the Pension In vestigation ('om in ittee. Little of New York spoke in advocacy of the majority resolutions, which gave it as the judgment of the House that llauni should be removed. Lind of Minnesota opposed it. Enloe of Tennessee spoke in favor of the report. The debate, which was uninteresting, was interrupted by Sayers, who sub mitted a disagreeing report on the gen eral deficiency appropriation bill, and the report was agreed to. Holman moved that the ITouse recede from its amendment granting widows or legal representative! of deceased mem bers the balance of salary. Hayes of lowa moved to lay the motion | on the table. Lost. Then Hayes moved a reconsideration and pending that ■ moved an adjournment, pending which > Enloe mo\ed a recess until to-morrow, the object being to keep the legislative day in existence. No quorum voted, and the House adjourned. MURDERER BRUGGY Before Judge McKenna on a Writ of Habeas Corpus. THE CASE SET FOR HEARING ON NEXT THURSDAY AFTERNOON. Hon. W. W. Bowers denominated for Congress from the Seventh District by Acclamation — The Water in Salton Lake Gradually Rising Again —Minister Read, Who Was Sup posed to Have lioen Drowned In tho Willamette River, Turns Up In Illinois. Special to the Record-Union. San Francisco, July 25.-George j Brugjty, under sentence to be hanged at j Santa llosa next Saturday, was before Judge McKenna in the United States Circuit Court to-day on a writ of habeas corpus. His counsel stated that he pro posed to test ihe question as to whether J tho Legislature, by the passage of the law requiring all condemned prisoners to be executed at San Quentin, had repealed I the law for executions by Sheriffs. Attorney-General Hart, who repre sented the State, said he had no doubt tho court had the power to direct that the exe cution of Bruggy should not occur, and said ho would ask the Governor for a further reprieve. Judge McKenna set the case for hearing on next Thursday afternoon, and Bruggy was taken back to Santa Rosa. SEVENTH DISTRICT. W. W. Bowers Renorulnated for Con gressman by Acclamation. Mkrced, July 2o.—About seventy dele- I gates were present at the Congressional Convention this morning, which was called to order by Judge Nourse of Fresno. Thomas C. Flint of San Benito was chosen Chairman by acclamation. Frank A. Miller of San Bernardino and P. Y. Baker of Kern were made Secre taries. Congressman Bowers was re nominated by acclamation amid great en thusiasm. The following report of the Committee on Resolutions was adopted: That in view of the recent adoption by the National Republican Convention held at Minneapolis, of a platform of principles, and ofthe iur:lu-r fact that a State Republican Convention tor California is to meet to-mor row, which v ill still lurtlier indicate the prin cin.es oi'tiic Republican party of this State, it is unnecessary for this convention to adopt any resolutions. The Republican party is no unknown quantity. With a brief accidental interval, it has held the reins of government in-marly v third of a century, and we ask only that it, as well ;.s our candidate this day nominated, be judged by its record. The following dispatch was received from Mr. Bowers in respense to a notico of bis nomination: \\ ASHINGTOK (D. C), July 2oth. I am sincerely grateful to the Republicans of the Seventh District for the honor con lenvd and the commence expressed by this renonii luition. I promise yon und thorn that I w ill try bard to deserve and maintain both; that I will strive to represent the best Interests of the whole district and Republican principles. W. W. boWKRS. BENT ON ARSON. A Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Confesses to Starting; Six Fires. San Francisco, July 25.—Firo Mar shal Towe this afternoon arrested a 14 --year-old girl named Maggie Cummings on six different charges of arson, all of which were committed in the last two weeks. The child lias been working in the family of Mrs. Eichwald at US Hollis street, where all the tires took place. The reports of rires were so numerous in this bouse, which consisted of six flats, that Towe investigated them. He found that all of them had been com mitted by a child or a crazy person. Last Friday evening she was dis charged and went to ber home on the corner of Market and Reservoir streets. She made a full confession this after noon. She used coal oil, and states that she set tho tires in consequence of an un controllable desire to do so, and not be cause she was told. SONOMA COUNTY INCENDIARY AKRKSTED. Santa Rosa, July 25.— John Ivans, a boy lti years of age, author of numerous fires recently occurred in Forestville, was captured to-day and brought to jail hero this evening. The boy confesses the whole thing. He says tho only object was to make tho people think the Italians did the work and drive them away. He hates Italians bitterly. The loss from the lires was several thousand dollars, but cannot bo estimated. TACOMA AND THE CHINESE. Resolutions Adopted Opposlujj Their Admission. Tacoma (Wash.), July 25.—Nearly five thousand persons met in mass meeting to-night for the purpose of expressing their sentiments in relercnce to the ad mission of Chinese merchants to do busi hess here, in connection with the recently established steamship line to China. After speeches on both sides, during which those who favored the Chinese merchants were shouted down by an un ruly element on the anti-Chinese side, resolutions were passod opposing tho en trance of the Chinese, either as merchants or laborers. Another series of resolutions pledging compliance with the laws and favoring thb admission of merchants was voted down, at least by the volume of sound, though it is claimed that the vote showed about an equal division of sentiment on the question. Several Chinese merchants are ex pected here to-morrow from Portland to establish business connections with the steamship lines. Further developments are awaited with interest. The Minister Turns L Tp. Portland (Or.), July 25.—A telegram has been received here from Moline, 111., saying that Rev. J. C. Read, pastor of the First Baptist Church of East Portland, who was supposed to have been drowned in the Willamette River last Tuesday night, was in that city at the residence of his brother, and that his mind was badly shattered owing to overwork. The con clusipn that he had been drowned here was drawn from the fact that his clothing was found on the river bank. It seems he had clothed himself with another suit before starting for the East. British Steam Launch Seized. Port Towxskxd, (Wash.), July 25.— Tho British steam launch Sibyl of Van couver was seized to-day by the United j States Revenue cutter Wolcott after hav ing landed thirteen smuggled Chinese on ■ W hid by Island. The Sibyl was com -1 manded by two men, who were arrasted and afterward* released. This is one of tho fleetest smuggling crafts in British waters, and the customs authorities be lieve she has brought hundreds of con- traband Chinese from Victoria to the) United States in the last fifteen mouths. | Historical Display Meeting. San Francisco, July 25.—A meeting of the Native Sons and Daughters at tho Mayor's office this even ing adopted reso lutions calling upon all parlors of the State to use their best endeavors toward collecting an exhibit of historical relics for display at the State Fair in Sacramento and the dress re hearsal at the Mechanics' Pavilion in this city next winter, and afterwards at tho World's Fair, Chicago. Lynching of tho ltugtflos Brothers. Redding, July 25.—Nothing new has been developed concerning the lynching of the Ruggles brothers. A great many improbable stories are floating around concerning tho affair, but tho first ac count was substantially correct. The lather of the two boys wired the Coroner Sunday to embalm the bodies and hold them for shipment. They will be taken to Tulare County for burial. Stolon Property Uncovered. Xapa, July 25.—Tho horse and buggy stolen from Captain P. T. Powers of this city on Saturday night were recovered at Fairfiek), Solano County. The rig was found loose, the thief having abandoned it. Another rig beloging to William Bonce of this city, stolen at the saint time, was found a short distance below town, also loose. Preparing lor a Record Mooting. Stockton, July' 25. — Tho Stockton Agricultural Society has commenced pre paring the kito-shaped track for a record meeting next week, August 2d and 3d. William Corbett has shipped about twenty horses from his San Mateo farm, to arrive here to-morrow. D. M. Reaviß of Chico will send a lot, and a number are coining from down the valley points. A Lady Fatally Kurnod. Placeuville, July 25.—Tho farm house of ex-Assessor E. Mortenson, near Coleman, was burned Friday night. Be fore Mortenson and his wife could escape from the building they were both se verely burned, and Mrs. Mortenson died from the effects of her injuries this morn ing. Salton Lake Filling With Water. Tuma (Ariz.), July 25.—Water is grad ually filling up the lake at Salton again. The prospects are that the flow of water may not increase, but may continue for a month or more. It has already driven the salt company out of their works. The Colorado River is falling at the rate of about two inches in twenty-four hours. Murderer Wilson Taken to Oregon City Obbgok City (Or.), July 25.—Charles Wilson, tho murderer of Mamie Walsh, was brought hero to-day from the State penitentiary at Salem, and lodged in the County Jail. His arrival created no ex citement. It is thought that the danger of lynching is past. Bonds for tho Coquitlam's Release. Victokia (B. C), July 25.—The steamer Queen on her trip to Alaska carried bonds to tho amount of £125,000 for tho release of tho British steamer Coquitlam and her cargo of seal skins, recently seized by the United States revenue cutler Corwin. Lodl Watermelons. Lodi, July 25.—The watermelon ship ments from Lodi are not as heavy this season as in former years, owing to the late frosts. The first shipment, made the latter part of last week, is being fol lowod up by shipments daily. Case of Alice Mitchell. Memphis (Term.), July 2a.—Dr. B. P. Turner testitied in the Alice Mitchell case to-day that he thought the prisoner inherited the same mental derange ment manifested by her mother. She is undoubtedly insane. The killing was the act of insanity. He didn't think the fact that a certain girl who passionately loved another was evi dence of insanity. The Columbus Celebration. Madrid, July 25.—Twenty-four war ships have received orders to proceed to Hnelva to take part in the Columbus cel obration there, August 3d. The lleet will comprise tight Spanish vessels, four Italian, two American, two French, two English, and one each from Holland, Portugal, Austria, Ureece, Mexico and the Argentine Republic. THOUGHTFUL COMMENT. Expressions of « JLeadlny: Industrial Journal on the Homestead Strike. [Engineering and Mining Journal, July 9th.] The results of the conflict between the laborers and the representatives of the Carnegie Steel Association at Homestead, Pa., are deplorable in every sense. Apart from the lamentable foes of some lifteen lives and the serious injury to perhaps some fifty men, these events must prove extremely injurious to the cause of the workmen, for it is auother very sad ex ample of the tyranny of organized labor. It is the unquestioned right of any indi vidual or of any body of men to strike ur refuse, singly or together, to work at any rate of wages or under any conditions that they may be dissatistied with. This liberty, however, involves a respect on the part of the strikers for the equal righis of others. Each individual has an absolute right to Avoik, as weil as to strike, and to accept any wages that may Bait hum, and each establishment is free to employ or not to employ any work man or body of workmen willing to work for such wages as it otters. If the employer is unwilling to pay fair wages lie will not get men to work for him. It is perfectly within the rights of any workmen or association of workmen to endeavor, by argument or other }x ace fill means, to persuade men not to accept the rates of wages offered. N«> man or body of men has the right to prevent by force anyone from working, or to interfere with the absolute right of every employer to manage his works as he pleases in a le^al manner. It is just as much an act of indefensible tyranny on the part of a body of ■work men to force other men to quit work, or to forcibly prevent the running of em ployers' works, as it would be if the em ployer should force these men to work whether they wanted to or not, and make them accept the wages he was willing to pay- What would the Homestead workmen say if the Carnegie Company should put a guard over them aud /orce them to work at the wages it choses to oiler, whether they liked it or did not like it? Would there not be an immediate and justifiable cry from every part of the country that the company was working slaves, not free men? The essence of liberty is respect for the rights of others, and in violating these rights the Homestead men have already injured their cause almost irreparably. They will never succeed in closing the works by forco. The whole power of the State would, if necessary, be employed to protect the works and those in them, and to give free access to them. The men may as well recognize this fact, and confine their operations to peaceful persuasion, by argument, to prevent the acceptance of work by others or better yet, come to terms with the company. They have by this terrible tragedy greatly injured their cause, and it will be the part of wisdom to recognize the fact. It will be equally the part of wisdom for the company to be concilia tory toward the men and promptly put 'an end to this most uufoituuate condi tion of affairs. WIIOLE ]S TO. 1u,843. A MICHIGAN TOWN IN RUINS. Bay City the Scene of a Very De structive Conflagration. OVER THREE HUNDRED DWELLINGS AND STORES BURNED. A Severe Storm Passes Over West A'irglnla iv the Vicinity of Wheel ing, Bnrttng Iv n Cloudburst — A llouso Situated la a Ravine Washed Away and tho Occupants, Consist- Ins; of a Family of Nino Persona, Drowned. Special to tho Recokd-Uxios. Bat City (Mich.), July 25.—Tho neat est conflagration which has ever visited Bay City started at 2 o'clock this after noon in tho lumber manufacturing estab lishment of Miller & Turner, on tho west side of Water street, at the foot of Twen ty-ninth. A brisk southwest wind tanned tho flames into a raging eonllagra fcion, and swept them across Water street iuto the settled district. The east side of Water street was built up with stores, hotels, etc. They wore nearly all wood, and burned like tinder. Tho wind increased as the llames pro gressed, and in an hour the firo had con sumed Miller A Turner's entire plant, comprising a sawmill, salt works, dry kilns and a largo quantity of lumber. Tho flames also traveled three blocks eastward, cutting a swath two blocks wide. At this point the path broadened, and block after block were swept over with astonishing rapidity. Thousands of men, women and chil dren rushed about engaged in removing furniture and other household effects. Brery vehicle in the city adapted to tho purpose was on the ground, and the own ers charged fabulous prices lor their services. At 5 o'clock thirty blocks had been burned over, while twenty more wero supplying fuel to the lire. Aid camo from surrounding points, and tho tire men fought desperately, but with dozens of streams playing, tho names swept on, licking up house after house, until at « o'clock upward of 300 dwellings were de stroyed, and the fire stiil was sweeping toward tho eastern limits of the city. While a majority of tho buildings burned belonged to tho working people many line residences have been con sumed. Two churches, four hotels and about forty stores of all kinds are among other places destroyed. At 10 r. M. many rumors were ailoat about loss of life, out so far as is posi tively known only one death occurred— a woman who was sick in a dwelling house which was a mass of llames before assistance could reach her. it nas also reported, but not confirmed, that two children wero burned to death. .Miller .a. Turner lost about §150,000, mostly covered by insurance. The en tiro loss •will aggregate upwards of a milliou dollars. SEVERE AND FATAL STORM. An Entire Family o!' Nino Persons Lose Thoir Lives. Wni:i:i.iN(; (W. Va.), July 25.—A severe storm which passed over this portion of the country hist night was dis astrous in its results on a long run. In .Marshall County, a fen- miles south of Wheeling, nine persons aro reported to have been swept away by a sudden flood following a cloudburst, the family con sisting of William Doty and wife, three children, Doty's father mid mother, Mrs. Doty's mother and a servant girl. The house was situated in a ravine and was swept away by the torrent. Not one of the Bleeping occupants was left to tell the tale. The first known of the disaster was the finding of the body of the ser vant girl this morning in the yard of a neighbor some distance below. It is also reported that tho bodies of Doty and tho children have been found at the mouth of a creek which empties into the Ohio River. Another house was swept away by the same torrent, bat all the occupants are believed to have escaped. At l'roctor, on tho «>hio River, a long railroad trestle was washed out and a freight train wrecked. Two of the crow were badly injured. At Parkersbure to-day another storm played havoc with tha State encamp of the militia. The stable ofSbattuck's stock farm wns struck by lightning and several blooded hor.-;t.s killed. TLUUUFIC STORM IN PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia, July 25. —Just before noon to-day a territic thunder and rain storm broke in this section. It lasted less than an hour, lut in that timo did 1200.000 worth of damage. It was severo in the northern part of the city. At Twenty-ninth and Voik streets a row <>t twenty-five three-story buildings in course of construction were demolished. The storm advanced eastward over tiie city, leaving a wide swath of unroofed houses, until it reached the manufactur ing districts of Kensington and Rich mond. Here the greatest fury was vented, a score of tall mill buildings being stripped of their roofs. The roof of ttio North Pennsylvania Railway station at American mid Berks streets was blown Off, and with it went over a hundred telegraph wires. This badly crippled tho telegraph service for hours. The roof of the Catholic church of Nativity was ripped oft. At the Clearfield street wharf, the re pair-shop of the Philadelphia and Head ing Road, four hundred feet long aud seventy feet wide, was completely de molished, the men having a narrow escape, six ot them being painfully cut and bruised by flying debris. The loss on this structure and contents is §50,000. In audition, nearly fifty dwelling houses in the districts were unroofed and partly demolished. The suburban sections of the city also suffered severely, three mills and fifteen dwellings being unroofted at Manayunk. After the storm was over the mercury rose to 'jl', the humidity being excessive, and tho heat very oppressive. Notwith standing it, however, there were but few prostrations. two PEOPLE kili/ed. Cleveland (O.), July 25.—News oi last night's storm is coming in at Babcr ton, near Akron. Part of the National Hewer Pipe Company's great plant was blown down. James Peterson was killed and others were hurt. AtSaline ville lightning struck the house of John George, instantly killing his wife. At Kent considerable damage was done by wind. In this city damage by the burst ing of sewers and washouts in the streets amouuts to thousands of dollars. Tho Iron River Fire. West Supkt.ior (Wia.), July 25.— The loss by fire at Iron River yesterday was S'JOO.OOO. The entire business district and the buildings of tho Northern Pacific ami the Lmluth South Shore and. Atlauik were burned, together with most of the residence district. A Farmer's Crime. Nashvillk (Term.), July 25.— Thji morning John Wynn, a farmer, chopped his wife and step-daughter to pieces witt an ax and then attempted'to cut jUfc* evrt throat. No cause is assigned ioxtixoac^