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COLD-BLOODED MURDER. Committed on the Dos Palos Ranch in Merced County. TOM WILLIAMS INSTANTLY KILLS VICENTE MARENO. Mysterious Murder ln Los Aneelos County—Santa Rosa and Petaluma Visltod Ijj- the Severest Earthquake Shocks ln Years—Consldorablo Dam ago Dove at the Former City—.ludjj monts of the Lower Court Again Afllrmed In the McNulty Case. Special to 1 lie R_MOB__-T7_no_*. I is I'.anos, Aug. it.—A cold-blooded murder was committed on the Dos l'alos ranch, about sixteen miles from here, norning at 10 o'clock. Tom Will iams, an employe of Miller A Lux, shot and Instantly killed an Italian named Vincente Moreno, also employed by the ■une urm. Williams was working on a bridge crossing Dos l'alos Slough, when he saw the Italian coming in a wagon, j Leaving bis work, he went to where his j Winchester rilie was kept, and then I waited until the Italian drovo within I about forty yards and lired, killing him j instantly. William* says that the Italian I ii m about eightoen months ago and gave him a terrible beating with a ciub, and that lie took this means of get ting even. Williams mado no resistance v. lien arranted, and is now in cliargo of Snerili Warlield, who will deliver him to the Fresno ollicers to-night. Ho is a small man, and the Italian was a big, strong fellow nicknamed Sullivan, ou ac count of ids lighting propensities. MN 8_ Minus MURDER. Hos A.\,.!...i s, Aug. it.—Last evening a cold-bloode 1 assassination occurred at i ower Duarte, one mile east of Monrovia, v. hich is liable to remain a mystery. Five men wero seated about a table outside of B un ier some shade trees. About the table were the proprietor of the ranch, his son, two neighbors and Pedro Lu-a dia, an Italian, who has beeu employed on the raich fiver two years. Suddenly a rilie shot was heard, and instantly Pe dro liii forward on tho table. It was (band that he had been shot in the back, tho bullet passing throngh the stomach. He lived for two boors. The shot came from tho coruer of tee houso, and it is ti.ought that the bnllet was intended for tbe proprietor and not fbr Pedro, who is gi in rally liked in tliat section aud lias no wn enemies. MOTION OVERRT7LKD. on by Judge Koss In tbe San Joaqnln Valley Land Cases. l.os As.,:ii:;s ) Aug. <>.—ln tho I'nited District Conrt, this afternoon, Ross beard arguments in the cases Southern Pacific Company against J nana C. Aral xa and others, on a motion pp all proceedings in order to pre pare a tc..t ease to be tai.en to the Supreme Court, on appeal from the decision ren dered by Jndge Doss a few days ago, over ruling a demurrer. I his was a ease in which tho Southern Pacific claimed title by virtue of Govern ment grants to over twenty sections of land in tlie San Joaquin Valley, which is now beid b> sixty or more defendants, who claim title imi; also, the Southern Pacific ('ompany seeks to have the claims so sixty settlers to bo declared to beheld in trust lor the Southern Pacific Company. Judge Koss, in overruling the demurrer, virtually decided that the Southern Pacific Company was entitled Is. After a short argument de fendant withdrew his motion and gave plaintiff ninety days in which to plead. SKALING FLEET. (itches Made liy American aud Brit isb VowoolS- Port Townsend (Wash.), Aug. it.— The ache mer Ulie I. Alger arrived yestorday, thirty days from Hakodate. Japan. The Alger bad _.-_.7 sealskins, wiiich wero shipped from Japan to London. The ves sel reports the following catches : \ii.i oan schooners—Lily 1., 700; Em ma Louise, 1,500; Louise D., "50; Hattie T. Dyer,2,700; Herman, 1.000; Mary 11. Th >iiias, 1,000; Edward i".. Webster, 1,600; Louis Olsen, 670; Anaconda, 400; Sophie Sutherland, ÜBOOS City of San Diego, (tattler, 750; Matthew Turner. 100; J. F. Fppinger, 1,410; Wall erg, 520; Mas ■: Bowhead, 1,000, and San Diego, . The British schooners—Lottie Cox, Acnes McDonald. 2,320; Dmbrina, 1,840; Enterprise, 850; Beatrice, Mary Bell, 1,900; Aurora. 385; Mary , 1,100; Casco, 1,11 <i: \ era. 1,400; \V. I. Hall, 580; Viva, l.v.i_; Maud S., 450; Sadie Turpi.-, 875; Penelope, LO0O; Alton. TOO; Mermaid, 800; Aritas, 600, and the Hawaiian steamer Alexander. 2,700. II Mill ON M'N'i'l.XV, Judgments of the Lower Court Aeraiu Confirmed. Francisco, Aug. ".—Tlie Supremo Court has again affirmed the judgments of the lower court in tiio cases Of murder ers McNulty and Vincent. McNulty has twice sentenced to death, lm; each time . . ion on a techicality. Hia attorney to-day contended that Ifo- Kulty's execution would be illegal, be cause ho * md convicted under one law and since then the Legislature had modi tied tiie law, the principal chango requiring all executions at San Quentin. The court decided the point immediately, declaring tiiat no new qnos ti a not already passed on had been j L In tlic case of Vincent, the cause irdared ramaaded to the Superior Court, the appeal to tlie Cnited states Supreme Court having been dismissed. (tU N PEKFBITEBS CAPTURED. Two Operators Ron Down by Officers in Oregon. Pokti.aM' [Or. . Aug.!'.— Edward Mar shall an 1 George Noruale are under ar rest here on a charge of passing counter feit money. The men were operating mar Dodsoa's on tho Colombia River. x counterfeit dollars wore fouud on their persons. Other arrests I, as there is evidence that they are members of the gang now at work in the Northwest. The count .teit is pronounced a dangerous one. uThc gaug had beeii lloodiug this city THE RECORD-UNION. and vicinity with spurious money, and -. the officers had been shadowing them v. .th a view of discovering the principals and plant for the past month. They had located a plant on a small island in tlie Columbia Kiver, near tlie Columbia beach, and would have probably raided the place t-j-night, had not tlie counter feiters become alarmed aud attempted to escape. KILLING OF MKSSKNGBB TOVEY. Detective Hume Thinks Evans' Con y- lossion a Bogus Oue. ( Sax Fi'.ancisi o, Aug. '.'.—Detective Hume, who has just returned from Ama dor County, where he has spent some time investigating the Tovey murder and and singular confession of William Evans, states that it is his unqualified opinion that Kvans' confession is a bogus one, made up from newspaper accounts oftho tragedy, and that tho real murderer of Tovey is still at large. The detective says that Evans' object tor making tho confession was to get Mr. and Mrs. Hook, who wore arrested, bot subsequently released, into trouble by swearing that he committed the murder at their instigation, once F.vaus pre tended that ho was insane, and was sent from Jackson to tho Stockton Insane Asylum, Irom which he escaped after two weeks' confinement. ) SHOOK BY AX EARTHQUAKE. Considerable Damage Done at Santa Kosa. Santa Kosa, Aug. .♦.— Tho severest | earthquake felt hore since IsGS occurred j this morning at 1:12 o'clock. The oscilia ; tions were apparently southeast and j northwost. Considerable damage was done in tho way of falling chimneys, broken windows, etc. Tlie Courthouse was badly shaken up and the plastering extensively damaged. I'KT.M.t ma, Aug. 'J.—A lively shock of earthquake was felt here at 1:10 this morning, followed some time afterwards by tremors. In all six shocks were felt, the first one boing tho most severe shock lelt here for years. No damage was re ported, but several clocks stopped, pias ter was cracked and crockery thrown from tlic shelves. Many people wero badly frightened. IDA MALI) NICHOLS. Tho Bogus McKiuuey Widow Dis eliartrod From Custody. Stockton, Aug. B.—lda Maud Nichols, the bogus widow in the McKinney will contest, who confessed her perjury and testified against A. J. Kose, securing his ; conviction of subornation of perjury, was I to-day discharged from custody, and the proceedings against her were dismissed by District Attorney Nutter. She was j indicted for perjury. In making the | motion the District Attorney said she had confessed freely aud without any induce ments beiug held out to hor. Her health is broken, and her imprisonment would serve no particular ond. The woman wept bitterly, and when discharged said sho would return to her home in Oak land. FIRE AT BEDDING. Two Dwelling-Houses Homed to the Ground. Redding, Aug. 9.—A dwelling-house ownod by J. W. Fitzpatrick caught bre about •'! o'clock to-day and was entirely consumed, with L. H. Alexander's two story residence adjoining. Tho origin of the fire is unknown. The total loss is about $6,000, partially covered by insur ance. The furniture in Fitzpatrick's bouse was entirely consumed. Alexan der's house was worth f 1,000. Wheelmen's Field Day at Stockton. Stock toy, Aug. il.—There will be a field day in Stockton on the 9th of Sep tember, under the auspices of tho two athletic associations recently organizod. and several bicycle races will be on tho programme. The local wheelmen's club could not give a bicycle meet here under tho rules of tho League of American Wheelmen, as the State meet is to be held at San Jose, but the athletic associations are authorized to give one race each. Bobbers sentenced to Folsom. Stockton, Aug. 9.—Charles Barry and A. .1. Madden, wiio were recently con victed of robbing a man here, wero sen tenced to the State Prison at Folsom to day. Harry is going for twenty years and Madden for ten years. Harry had been before tlie court on a similar charge, and escaped oy turning State's evidence. As lie showed no disposition to reform the sentence was made heavy. Bounty on Babbit Bars. Say Beenakdino, Aug. !).—The Board of Supervisors of this county hay» passed an ordinance granting a bounty of 20 cents each on all rabbit ears produced before the County Clerk. This action has been made necessary because of the great increase of the pests since the de struction of coyotes began alter the pas sage of the State bounty of £."> for each scalp. Destructive Forest Fire. C .i.i ax, Aug. 9.—Forest fires are again prevailing in tbis section. There is an extensive fire at Applegate. The dam age is great. Thero is also a big firo near Dutch Flat, which is spreading rapidly.'A vast amount of country is devastated in the proximity of the railroad. There are other fires in the eastern part of tiie county. Accidental -Shootine- Axpi Kson. Aug. ft—-Newa has been re ceived here that a son of John McHose was accidentally shot by a boy named Marsh while hunting near Shingletown August Tth and died yesterday from the eflects of the wound. Steamer Ilumed. Tacoma, Aug. it.—The steamer Milton, running between here and Seattle, was burned last night. The crew was com pelled to beach the steamer on Vasson Island to escape. The boat was valued at .'OO. Phillips Held to Answer. Colfax, Aug. St.—Henry Phillips was held to appear before tho Superior Court to-day on a charge of manslaughter in killing Harney McManaman. Bonds of w ere immediately furnished. A Tramp Killed. Tit acy, Aug. 81—A young Spaniard, whose name is not known, while stealing i a ride on a train near here to-day, fell be tween cars and was cut to pieces. The body was horribly mangled. Senator Jones" Mother Dead. l.os .\v,, i'.i>, Aug. P.—A dispatch states that the mother of Senator Jones of Nevada died at Jones' residence at Santa .Mouica this afternoon. SACKAMEXTO. THURSDAY MOCKING, AUGUST 10, 180:1. THE SILVER QUESTION. Promise of Its Early Discussion in Both Houses of Congress. DEMOCRATIC SENATORS HOLD A CAUCUS, 15ut Full to Reach an Aaxooment on Any Line of Action — Free silver Men Caucus nnd Adopt Resolutions Which l'ractlcully Abandon tho Ratio of Sixteen to Oue, and Agree to Accept Such Compromise Ratio as Will Maintain the Parity of Gold and Silver. Special to tlie Rboobd-UniO-T. Washington, Aug, !'.—Tiio develop ments of to-day have been sucli aa to give promise of an early discussion of tbe silver question in tho two houses of Congress, 'llio Ilemocratic Senators, after a caucus lasting several hours, found themselves absolutely unable to agree upon any lino of action, and finally ad journed until later in the day, the inten tion of tho Senato being to adjourn from to-morrow until Monday, in onler to give an opportunity for the fullest informa. discussion among Senators of both par ties before eutering upon legislation. In the failure of the 1 lemocratic Senators to agree upon any party policy, tho advo cates for the repeal of the Sherman law I lind great encouragement. The free-coinage men of the House held j a caucus to-day, and adopted resolutions wiiich will be a revelation to the ultra frce-coiuage men of the West, but it will be a tower of strength to those who aro fortifying themselves against the uncon ditional repeal of tlie Sherman purchas ing Act. The resolutions are regarded as a masterly stroke on the partof the silver men, as tliey practically abandon tlie ratio of Xi to 1 and agree to accept such compromise ratio as will maintain tho parity between gold and silver, and im plies that the most vigorous efforts will be made to induce the radical silver men of the far West to yield to the judgment of the more conservative free-coinage men of tho country. DEMOCRATIC skna Toils CAUCUS, Nearly every iiemocratie Senator was present at tho party caucus this morning to decide, if possible, on the plans for party action relative to silver discussion. Tho meeting developed as wide a diverg ence of views as that between the wings of tlie party on free-silver coinage, and, when the time for the Senate to assemble arrived, nothing had been accomplished and an adjournment was taken till after the Seuate had adjourned for tho day. Alter two hours' session tlie caucus ad journed Without reaching a conclusion as to tlie iine of policy. There was a strong difference ol opinion on tho silver ques tion, and tho caucus adjourned to meet again iv a few days. Meanwhile the sub ject of silver repeal will not figure in the Senate, for the purposo is to adjourn from to-morrow until .Monday. Immediately after the adjournment of the caucus Gorman called into consulta tion Senators Blackburn, Gray, Ransom, Voorhees and Cockrell. Although Gor man had not mado his appointments at the time of consultation, their presence gave color to the expectation that they would bo named r.s members of the cau cus committee to-morrow. 1 KII.Nbs OF FBEE sr_V!.i:. The hall oftho House was closed shortly before 12, and the friends of free silver began a caucus. The attendance -was small. Ip to half-past 12 not more than fifty members had made an appearance. The door-keepers were instructed to notify each who applied for admission that the meeting was coniined to "free coinage" members. liefore tho caucus met, Bland said the purpose for which it had been called was to organize the silver forces aud appoint I committoes to prepare genorally for the I struggle before them. The discussion developed the fact tliat there were present some who were not tied to tho 16 to 1 ratio. A motion was made looking to the preparation of a bill liy which the Sherman law should be re pealed, and the free coinage of silver at a ratio with gold to be agreed npon pro vided for. Tlie discussion developed that a ratio of 20 to 1 would be accentable to i those who felt the old ratio should be i chang nl. It uas noticeable that the attempt to draw to the caucus tho members of both parties was a failure, for but oue Repub lican member—Bowers of California joined in the deliberations of the silver men. The Populists were represented by Jerry Simpson and Kern of Xebraska. Culberson of Texas acted as Chairman of the caucus, which is the first of its kind held iv the House for several years. The caucus adjourned at 2:4-"> after bav in., adopted the following resolutions: Si . .'iv,. We will support a bill re , pealing the purchasing clause oi the ••sheriuan Act, and concurrently provid ing for the free a_?d unlimited coinage of silver with lull legal tender quality, on such a ratio as will provide and maintain a parity between gold aud silver; belt further _.'. soltsed. That a committee of seven be appointed by the Chairman of this con ference to draft and introduce such a bill and take proper steps to secure tlie fuil aud Iree diacossl in and consideration thereof and vote of the House upon the bill and all proper amendments. The committee provided for in the for eign resolution was composed as foiiows: Messrs. Bland, Sibley, Boatner, Lane, Bankhead, Bryan and Bailey. By vote of the caucus Judge Culberson, Chair man ofthe caucus, was added to the com mittee. Speeches were mado by Messrs. Cul berson of Texas, Bland, Hatch and Heard of Missouri, Craig and Bailey of Texas, Simpson of Kansas, I lates and Bankhead of Alabama, llryan of Ne braska. Sibley of Pennsylvania, Boatner ani Klanchard of Louisiana and others, all in support of the object for which the caucus had been called. Besides the action reported, a motion | by Bland was adopted authorizing the : appointment of a Committee of "Whina," : one from each State, whose duty it should | be to canvass the House and discover ! each member's standing upon the pro : bill and sec that every friend ofthe ■ measure is in his seat and ready to vote j when the time comes. | Bland stated after the caucus that it had been in every respect satisfactory to the friends of free silver coinage. To a suggestion that some silver men would not attend the caucus for tho reason that they did not want thereby to seem to separate themselves from their respective parties. Bland responded: "It is not expected mm h aid or comfort is to be derived from those who had not the courage of their convictions. There will be many scalps takon by the people be fore this fight is iver," continued the apostle of silver. "There are men here representing free silver constituencies who are panic stricken and ready to yield to the clamor against silver. Tho people aro not so affected; tliey will look upon the matter dispassionately when it is ended, and ask their Representatives, 'What ailed you?' The people do not consider the attack upon the Sherman l:t\v as sincere, nor is it to thera a question of tho first import ance. "They look upon it as a fight between the gold men ami the bimotallists, while they would not be willing to see tho pres ent laws relating to coinage uncondition ally repealed. What they want first of all is the free coinage of silver. That is the main question." CONG lU>-.IONAL. The Sonato Holds I short Session and Adjourns. Washington, Aug. o.—Tho Senate met to-day, and, without transaetingany bus iness, adjourned till to-morrow, on mo tion of Gorman. The ayes aud noes wore domauded by Piatt aud resulted, 48 to 21. The nega tives wero all Republicans, Peffer (Pop.) of Kansas voting witli them, and Kyle (Pop.) of South Dakota, voting with the Democrata, The Democrats all voted for adjournment, aud wero joined by the following-named Republican: Dubois of Idaho, Jones of Nevada, Perkins of Cali fornia, Power of Montana, Shoup of Ida ho, Stewart of Xevada, Teller and Wol cott of Colorado. Tho Chaplain's opening prayer was a eulogy on tho late Senator Stanford of ] California, who had, Miiburn said, sinco ; the last session entered into a spiritual! world. At the conclusion of the reading of tho message it was onfpred printed and re ferred to the Fiiianc. Committee. Hill introduced a bill for the repeal of certain sections of the Sherman Act. Re ferred to the Finance Committee. Stewart ol Nevada introduce I a bill to restore tlie right of coinage, aud one to meet the existing troubles and immedi ately to supply a deficiency in the cur rency. The latter directs the Secretary of tho Treasury to issuo silver certificates for silver bullion now in the Treasury in excess ofthe amount noeessary to redeem outstanding certificates; also, to issue 9100,000,000 in 4 per cont. bonds. Both were reforred to the Einanee Committee. PRICE OK _ lI.VER. Tendency of the Wbite -Moral t'p war J —Purchases lor tbe Government. Washington, Aug. !».—The tendency of silver, according to London advices received at tlie Treasury, is upward. It is this morning .| - -•;■ 1 at London at •-0.7.VJ per ounce. The prico paid by the Treasury Monday was $0,720. This ad vanco is accounted for here largely by tho heavy demand for silver in China to move tho toa orop. Tho oilers of silver to the Treasury were 857,000 ounces, and the amount pur chased 117,000 ounces at .7515. Tiie same price was tondered for the remainder. The price paid to-day is an advance of 4} cents over the price paid August 2,1, and 211-20 cents above the amount paid lor silver Monday. The purchases thus thus far this month aggregate 851,000 ounces. IHI'. PRICK AT NKW YORK. Nkw York, Aug. 9.—One singular fea ture in connection with the reception of the President's message here yesterday was an increase iv the price of silver, which was quoted after the message was published at 74 bid and oflered at 751. Brokers recalled the fact that on Juno 30th, when I'resident Cleveland issued the call for an extra session of Congress, silver sold at 07 to 00 bid and asked, but soon this market was exceedingly dull, almost as dull as before tho receipt of tho message. SAN I RANCISCO POSrOKITCE. Sweeping Charges In Relation to the Purchase oftho Site. Washington, Aug. 9.—Ex-Chairman Bankhead of tho House Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds in his charges against those who managed the sale of tbe San Francisco Postoffice site, says they include those who purchased it. In a general way he said: "I shall lay full and specific charges before Congress against the Commission who purchased the property. It does not make any dillerence whether the shaft fails on the heads of the Republicans or Democrats. An outrageous fraud has been perpetrated and should bo exposed. Both experts in Son Francisco appraise tlie propej^f at about one-half for what it was sold. I believe that the sellers as well as the purchasers are implicated in tho fraud. Moreover, I do not think that tho owner received half what the Government paid for tlie property. This can be substantiated, and when the ex pose comes it will bea lesson to thoso given commissions by the Government to make its purchases." Mr. Bankhead refused to give the names of thoso he thinks chiefly impli cated. He said: "They will be made known soon enough after Congress undertakes to investigate matters." Crisp Forming the liouso Committees. Washtngton, Aug. o.—Speaker Crisp did not come to tho Capitol to-day, but remained at home devoting the day to the formation of House Committees. It is expected under the terms of the resolu tion adopted by the Ilouse yesterday that he will to-morrow announce the Com mittees on Rules. Enrolled Bills, Mileage and accounts. Crisp says two or three weeks must elapse before a full list will be announced. Cleveland Holds Xo Stock In It. Wa<hin<iton, Aug. 0. —In reference to a published statement that President Cleveland and Secretary Lamont were interested in a pulp mill at Appleton, i Wis., Colonel Lamont said to-day that i Cleveland had never held any stock in ! the mill, and that he .Lamont! had dis- ! posed of his interest in it two years ago. | Don M. Dickinson is connected with the: mill, and it is understood that W. C. Whitney also has stock in it. me In 1813 there were thirty-eight papers ' in London—eight morning and seven '' evening, seven every other day, sixteen t every Sundaj-. FIELD OF SPORT. Three Unusual Events at the Wheelmen's Racing. AN ACCIDENT, A RECORD BROKEN AND ZIMMERMAN BEATEN. Opening Day of the World's Columbian Regatta at Detroit—Winners of tho Trotting, Pacing and Kooning Races at VallF.jo, BnflUo. Monmouth Park and Saratoga. Special to the Record-Union. Chicago, Aug. 9. — Threo unusual events marked tho racing at the League of American Wheelmen's tournament to day. A serious accident occurred; the world's four-mile competition rocord was waa broken, ttnd the great Zimmerman was beaten. J. I. Brandenburg of Chi cago and Xx'. T. Murphy of Springfield were the victims ofa mishap which oc curred in the finish of the two-mile handicap, the last race of tbo day. Thero waa a big lield, aud as the racers rounded the turn in tho last lap all were making a linal spurt, whon Brandenburg's handle bar got loose and his wheel became un nianagablo, swerving to the left. Thero was a crash as the bunch rolled into Bran denburg, and Murphy was seen plung ing over the inner rail, Hfteen feet into tho open, striking heavily upon his head. It was several minutes liefore Murphy re covered consciousness. Ho was badly used up, but Brandenburg received ouly a lew scratches. Following are the results : 'frail one mile handicap, six heats, Tuttle won the first heat in i_:l__ ."-5, John L. Johnson tho second heat in 2:13 2-5, A. T. Cooke the third heat in 2:12, Hoyland the fourth heat in 2:1! 2-5, A. L. Baker the fifth heat in 2:10 4-5, and P. 11. Sercombo the sixth heat in 2:i3 4-5. In the quarter-mile National champion ship tho drst heat showed Zimmerman in wonderful form. He shot ahead at the start and kept his great pace in front, al though Tuttle pushed him hard, 011I3' finishing fifty feet behind in (h32. John son in tho second held back until fairly in tho home stretch, when he made a beautifnl spurt and finished a dead heat with Taylor iv 0:32 1-5. Tho two-mile handicap was won by Meintz, tho South African champion, in •1:55. Lumsden won the second heat in 4:39 3-5, Brandenburg the third heat in 4:.;7 and Al Kennedy the fourth heat in 4:34 2-5. In tho third of a mile scratch Zimmer man was invincible, winning his heat in 0:45 1-5. Tho second heat was won by 11. C. Tyler in 0:42. The five-mile national championship was tho event of the day. J. S. Johnson. Zimmerman, Tuttle, Mundor, Knisiey. Githons and Gary wero entered. At the start Munger took tho lead, setting the pace for a lap, wheu Knisiey took his place. As tho miles idled up it was scon that a wonderfully last race was being ridden. Pastor and faster spun tho wheels, and as the fourth mile was fin ished Knisiey shot into the load. As the riders Hashed across the lino _V. 11, Van ciclen ran forward and announced that tho world's record for four miles in com petition had been broken (time, 10:1.1 1-5 , giving Knisiey the champion record by ono second. But the raeo was getting still moro earnest. Johnson and Zim merman, who had been keeping back, now moved up, and Zimmerman took the lead. As the riders entered the finish lap Githons moved up to a length behind Zimmerman, followed closely by John son. Zimmerman shot into the finish with a slight increase, and many thought he would be the winner. Johnson, how ever, had been moving up into a phe nomenal spurt, and as tho last HOU yards were entered he caught Zimmerman and dashed across tho lino a winner by fivo feet. Timo, 12:41. Zimmerman's trainer claimed that his wheel had a soil tiro, but it was generally concoded that Johnson won the race upon his own merits. Zimmerman lauded the other two races he entered, including the quarter-milo national championship, in o:.'tl 2-5, and the one mile ordinary national champion ship, in 3:10. The other honors of tho day fell to A. T. Crooks of Butlalo, who won the one mile handicap, from fifty yards, in .1:071-5, and tho two-miles handicap, from 90 yards, in 4:33 '1-5. Mile novice, won by G. E. Becker in 2:12 4-5. Ono mile, 2: 4oclass, first heat, P. Grosch won in 2:34 4-5; second heat, G. F. Em nierson of Chicago won in 2:51 3-5; third heat, E. S. Blanvelt won in 2:17 3-5: fourth heat, R. L. Goetz of Chicago won in 2:49 3-5; final heat, A. D. Kennedy of Chicago won iv 2:20 3-6. HOUSE RACING. Winners of Yesterday's .Events on Coast aud Eastern Tracks. Valli:.!", Aug. 9. -There was another largo attendance at the track to-day. The weather was perfect. Two-year-old district trot, heats, Topsy won, Veino second. Eree Press third. Best time, 2:41. Free-for-all trot, Tom Ryder won. Belle Button second, Goraidino third. Host time, 2:10. Four-year-old district trot, Mnstpah won, Dollican second, Ragenetta third. Best time, 2:2..;. In the throe-year-old trot Buekman A Carragher's Dexter had a walkover, AT BUFFALO. Buffalo, Aug. 9.—ln Fantasy the Village Farm has a great filly, and this was made manifest this afternoon when in the event for three-year-olds she easily out-trotted Silicon, tbo champion two-year-old last year. Paul, a very pe culiar pacer, whose queer performance at Cleveland leu the Judges to believe he had been tampered with, repeated his performance to-day exactly. In the first two heats thero was nothing in it but Paul. Then this peculiar horse was as good as out of the race, for the next three heats went to Prima Dona iv hollow style. Pixley won the 2:15 trot oil* the reel. Three-year-old trot, F"antasy won, Mar grave second, William Perm third. Best time, 2:15. In the 2:12 pace Prima Donna won, Paul secoud, Vitello third. Best time, 2:11. In tho 2:1.. trot Pixley '.yon, Ahote seo ond, Pamlico third. Best time. 2:11;. AT MONMOUTH PARK. Monmouth Park, Aug. 9.—The track was fast. Fivo furlongs. Correction won, Sirocco second, Lake View third. Timo, 0-591. One mile, Julien won, Picknicker sec ond. The Ironmaster third. Time, 1:40$. live furlongs, Lucky Dog wou, Har rington second, Factotum third. Time, l:i'l. Seven furlongs, Wormser won, Voting Arion secoud, Midnight third. Timo, 1:2 I . !• ive furlongs, Armitago won, Half Mine second, Nahma third. Time, 1:01}. Mile and a sixteenth, Best Brand won, Key West second. Lady Pulsifor third. Time, 1:48. AT SARATOGA. Saratoga, Aug. 9,—The track was fast. Six furlongs. Tigress wou, Toauo second, Beldemonce third. Time, 1:17_. Mile and a sixteenth. Logan won, Skye ston second, Illume third. Timo, I.f. I. Five furlongs, Watkin's Glen Stakes, Appomatox won, William T.,St. Maxim. Time. 1:03}. Ono mile, Martydom won, Princo Goorge second. Marshal third. Time. 1:10,. Sovcn furlongs, Hannigan won, Void second. Woodcraft third. Time, 1:33}. Sovon furlongs, Jugurtha won, Harry Alonzo second, Fan King third. Time, 1:31*. AQUATIC SPORT. Opening Day of the World's Colum bian Ronutta at Detroit. Detroit, Aug. 9.—Perfect weather for aquatic sport marked the opening day of the World's Columbian Re- I gatta, under tho auspices of the Na tional Association of Amateur Oarsmen. The time was slow. Summaries of the senior singlo sculls: First heat, won by W. S. McDowell of the Iroquois Club of Chicago, in 10:211; second heat, won by Edwin Iloaly of the Passaic Club of Newark, N. J., in 1035}; third heat, won by John J. Ryan, of tho Snnnysides of Toronto, in 10:52. Senior four-oared shells: First heat won by the New York Athletic Club in 9:144; second heat wou by \V3-aiKlottes ol* Wyandotte, Mich., in 9:16}. Junior singlo sculls: First heat won by John 11. HaU of Albany, New York. in 10:39}; second heat won by Alfred Russell of Toronto, in 10:471. Intermediate eight-oared shell, mile and a half straight: First heat won by tlio Minnesotasof St. Paul, in S:0 J; second heat won by the Argonauts of Toronto, in 5.:07. __» CALIFORMA FRUITS. Prices Realized at Yesterday's Sales In Eastern citlos. Chicago, Aug. '».— The Porter Broth era Company sold at auction to-day eight cars of California fruit at following prices: Bartlett pears, gl 30(3.1 65; singlo crates Tokay grapes, J2 10@2 25; single crates Muscat grapes, 30c'<Jl 15; Fount alnbleau grapes, 33@95c; Cross prunes, f] 5i..l 00; Uuackenbossl plums, Jl 45_ 1 50; German prunes, Sl itXa 1 45; Purple Duane plums, $140; Egg plums, 95c(3 $1 in; plums. ___to@slos; Bradshaw plums, 75c; Early Crawford peaches. 80c@$i 55; Tuscan Cling poaches, Njo.-i Jl 25; Foster peaches, $I@l 25; Decker peaches, fl; St. John peaches, 30@75c; nectarines, 75c(a §1 10. CHICAGO, Aug. 9.—The Earl Fruit Company sold California fruit at auction to-day as follows: Bartlott pears, sl 65 to 2-2; Early Crawford peaches, fl hi to Jl 25; Poster peaches. Jl 05 to §1 20; Ked nectarines, Jl 20 to sl 25; Hungarian prunes, 51 25 to sl 35; Egg plums, '.Kioto ¥1 25; Columbia plums, 90c to Jl; Muscat grapes, half crates, Jl 05 to §1 15; Rose de Peru grapes, half crates, U..c to Jl 10; Pountainbleau grapes, half crates, 70c to 90c. AT NEW YORK. New York, Aug. B_ — The Porter Brothers Company sold to-day at auc tion six cars of California fruit at tho following prices: Bartlett pears, Jl til to J'i G5; nectarines, §2; Bradshaw nlums, 55c to >1 90; < Iross prunes, Jl 25 to il 75; Barry prunes, Jl 10 to Jl 65; Egg plums, 90c to fl 35; German prunes, 50c to|l 35; Purple Duane plums, 75c to Jl 25; Co lumbia plums, 00c to |I 15; Washington plums, 75c to Jl 05; Follenberg plums, Jl; Victoria plums, Jl 05; French prunes, 70c to SOc; Magnum Bonum plums, 75c; Tragedy prunes, 05c; Early Crawford peaches, 35c to Jl 15; Late Crawford peaches, SOc; Tuscan Cling peaches, 70c; Bulgarian prunes, 40c. Ni.w Yokk, Aug. 9.—The Earl Fruit Company sold California iruit at auction to-day, realizing pricos as follows: Bart lett pears, ji _.)'<._; Purple Duane plums, 80c(g Jl 05; German prunes, 75c@$I 25. AT MINNEAPOLIS. Minneapolis, Aug. 9.—The Earl Fruit Company auctioned California Bartlett pears to-day at prices ranging from Jl 50 to Jl 00. AT KANSAS CITY. Kansas City, Aug. DL—lhe Earl Iruit Company sold California fruit at auction to-day as follows: Bartlett pears, Jl r.t-i 1 75; Crawford peaches, !>sc'.Jl 10; prunes, Jl SO'-j 1 40; Bulgarian prunes, JI lv.'i 1 20; Columbia plums, 81... 1 l:; ; Egg plums, Jl. AT BOSTON. Bi .--ton, Aug. 9.—Tho Earl Fruit Com pany sold California fruit at auction to day at tho following pricos: Bartlett pears, Jl 60@2 50; German prunes, Jl 65 (3 1 75; F.gg plums, Jl lisa 1 75; Bradshaw plums, Jl 20(0.1 00; Purple Duane plums, si 25@1 10; Quackenboa plums, Ji \.,< •■ 1 56; Magnum Bonum plums, Jl 35(3 1 15; Mel., piu nis, si 351 ' 1 }: Columbia plums, Sl •'_"}' l 15; Early Crawford peaches, fl 25i.< 1 65. _«. Found Dead In Bed. NEVADA Cal. , Aug. !'.—John Ryan, formerly Postmaster of Pike City, but of late years engaged in prospecting, was found dead this morning in his bad at the Xational Hotel in this city. He had been here for a week spending money freely and drinkiug heavily. . ____ _ Socialist Coneress. Zurich, Aug. 9.—Tho International Socialists' Congress to-day approved tbe establishment of an eight-hour working day. The delegates agreed to agitate for i holding an Interstate Congress to settle i the question. ■» A Foot Racer's Challenge. Lyons lowa', Aug. 9.—At Fuitou, 111., Harry Bethune boat T. C. Morris in a 100 --yard foot race by one yard and a half. Time, '.'( seconds. Bethune challenges any one in the United States for any sum up to 810,000. ——*- — A Birmingham (Englandj house sup plies potentates with crowns. AVIIOLE XO. 16,165. PLOT OF REVOLUTIONISTS. Plan to Blow Dp Cartagena, Colom bia, With Dynamite. ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS BE TRAYS THE SCHEME Tho United Statos, Great Britain and Germany Resolve to Take Com bined Action to Eud tho Samoan Troublo by ExlliiiK Matmifa—Cloud bursts and Eai'thqiial-es Cause Great Damage In Austria—Onlclal Statistics of tho Cholera Epidemic ln Russia. Special to tlio RECORD-UNIOU. CARTAGENA (Colombia), Aug. o.—This city has beon thrown into a state of the greatest excitement by the action oftho authorities in ordering a number of prominent men into custody on charges of a treasonable character. It is stated that the Government has succeeded in frustrating a plot of the Liberals to blow up portions of Cartagena and the country residence of i'resident Xuuez with dyna mite. Tho wildest excitement prevails. AmonE those under arrest are Stomiugo Vila, tho Governor of Panama in 1865; < iincral Urueta aud General (Trm. The latter is charged With the execution of the plot. All will probably either be shot or exiled. The intention of the plot ters was to follow up tho destruction by dynamite with a general revolution throughout tho republic and to overthrow the Government. The failure of the scheme was due to tho betrayal of tho plan by ono of the participants. Prominent Liberals de clare that the charges against tho mon un der arrest are untrue and wero trumped up as a pretext for imprisoning, exiling or shooting the Liberal leaders. SPREAD OF CHOLERA. Latest Ollicial Statistics of the Cases and Deaths In Russia. Odessa, Aug. 9.—Latest official statis tics in eighteen provinces affected by the cholera in European Russia, show 49fi cases and IsO deaths liavo occurred in one week, while in tho province of Nizhni Novgorod 258 cases aud 102 deaths havo occurred in a fortnight. Unofficial reports declare 1,400 persons were attacked and 500 died in Podolia in less than a fortnight. many si:w CASES AKD DEATHS. Bui BAREST, .Vug. 9.—There were four teen new cases of cholera and seven deaths from tlie disease yesterday in Soolina, and eight new cases and two deaths in Brahilov. AT NAPLES. Naples, Aug. 9.—Daring the twenty four hours ended at noon yesterday thero were nino deaths from cholera in this city. no NEW OASES. New YORK, Aug. 9.—Dr. Jenkins, Health ( ulicer of this port, issued a bulle tin this evening saying there were no now cholera cases to report from tho steamer Karamania. The two patients at Swinburne Island continue to improve. CHOLERA OH A STEAMER. London, Aug. 9.—The steamer George Fisher, from Brahilov, tho principal port ot* Koumania, which has just arrived at -Malta, reports three cases of cholera and one death from the diseaso during tho voyage. HOME RILE RILL. An Amendment by a Conservative De feated ln tho Houso. LONDON, Aug. 0. —In the House of Commons to-day William McCartney Conservative moved the adoption of an amendment to tlie homo rule bill provid ing in effect that Irish members who shah lie retained in the Imperial Parliament shall voto on no bill, motion or amend ment except motions that may be mado amendatory to the homo rulo bill. Aftor debate the motion was defeated by a voto of 121 to 18J. PA-_.NEl____.T__S OBJECT. Dri-.i in, Aug. 9.—A convention of tha Parnellite section of tho Irish Parlia mentary party was held in this city to day. Resolutions were adopted declaring that the refusal of tiie Govornment to amend tho injustice of tbe financial pro posals of the homo rule bill was ih'grad ing, aud that the restrictions placing the Irish Legislators under the Imperial Parliament without power to control tax ation or develop national interests, coupled with a reduction of tho number of Irish representatives ig tho Imperial Parliament, render the bill impossible of acceptance by tho Irish people. Anieriean Naval Officers Dine I. London, Aug. 9, — Earl Spencer, Pint Lord of tho Admiralty, gavo a dinner this evening in honor of Admiral Erben and Captain Mahan ofthe I'nited Mates r Chicago, now at Southampton. Tho dinner was given at tho Sp House, St. .lames Placo, the Kan's Lon don residence. A largo number <: guests were present. After dinner Lady Spencer held a reception in honor of Ad miral Erben. Two hundred aud fifty guests attended. Gold Tor America. London, Aug. 9.—Tbe sum of .6485,000 in gold was withdrawn from tiie I'.ank ol England to-day for shipment to tin I'nited States. The Hank of Kngland il charging a premium on eagles and it holding bar gold at a higher rate. Tha sum ol" C 830.000 was shipped to-day hit Now York on the North German steamer Lahn and the Whits Star line! Britannic. Earthquakes, and Torrent — Vienna, Aug. 9.—Eartbqnakea hays been felt and several buildings were dam aged. A cloudburst in Grata, tho Capital oi Syria, swelled the mountain streams t« torrents, which swept down tho valleys, doing great damage. A large number oi persons were drowned. Mataafa to be Exiled. London, Aug. 9.—Dispatches, from Berlin say tho United States, Great ' Britain and Germany have resolved on f ' decisive and combined action to end thl I Samoin trouble. It is said that MataafK I will be exiled.