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Committed on the Dos Palos Ranch
in Merced County.
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.
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.
(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
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.
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
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
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. )
Considerable Damage Done at Santa
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.
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
Two Dwelling-Houses Homed to the
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
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
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
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.
Promise of Its Early Discussion in
Both Houses of Congress.
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.
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
_.'. 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
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
"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."
The Sonato Holds I short Session and
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!
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.
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
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
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.
In 1813 there were thirty-eight papers '
in London—eight morning and seven ''
evening, seven every other day, sixteen
t every Sundaj-.
Three Unusual Events at the
Wheelmen's Racing.
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.
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,
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
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,
In tho 2:1.. trot Pixley '.yon, Ahote seo
ond, Pamlico third. Best time. 2:11;.
Monmouth Park, Aug. 9.—The track
was fast. Fivo furlongs. Correction won,
Sirocco second, Lake View third. Timo,
One mile, Julien won, Picknicker sec
ond. The Ironmaster third. Time, 1:40$.
live furlongs, Lucky Dog wou, Har
rington second, Factotum third. Time,
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.
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.
Sovcn furlongs, Hannigan won, Void
second. Woodcraft third. Time, 1:33}.
Sovon furlongs, Jugurtha won, Harry
Alonzo second, Fan King third. Time,
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.
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, $I@l 25; Decker peaches, fl; St.
John peaches, 30@75c; nectarines, 75c(a
§1 10.
CHICAGO, Aug. 9.—The Earl Fruit
Company sold California fruit at auction
to-day as follows: Bartlott pears, sl 65 to
2-2; Early Crawford peaches, fl hi to Jl 25;
Poster peaches. Jl 05 to §1 20; Ked
nectarines, Jl 20 to sl 25; Hungarian
prunes, 51 25 to sl 35; Egg plums, '.Kioto
¥1 25; Columbia plums, 90c to Jl; Muscat
grapes, half crates, Jl 05 to §1 15; Rose de
Peru grapes, half crates, U..c to Jl 10;
Pountainbleau grapes, half crates, 70c to
New York, Aug. B_ — The Porter
Brothers Company sold to-day at auc
tion six cars of California fruit at tho
following prices: Bartlett pears, Jl til to
J'i G5; nectarines, §2; Bradshaw nlums,
55c to >1 90; < Iross prunes, Jl 25 to il 75;
Barry prunes, Jl 10 to Jl 65; Egg plums,
90c to fl 35; German prunes, 50c to|l 35;
Purple Duane plums, 75c to Jl 25; Co
lumbia plums, 00c to |I 15; Washington
plums, 75c to Jl 05; Follenberg plums,
Jl; Victoria plums, Jl 05; French prunes,
70c to SOc; Magnum Bonum plums, 75c;
Tragedy prunes, 05c; Early Crawford
peaches, 35c to Jl 15; Late Crawford
peaches, SOc; Tuscan Cling peaches, 70c;
Bulgarian prunes, 40c.
Ni.w Yokk, Aug. 9.—The Earl Fruit
Company sold California iruit at auction
to-day, realizing pricos as follows: Bart
lett pears, ji _.)'<._; Purple Duane plums,
80c(g Jl 05; German prunes, 75c@$I 25.
Minneapolis, Aug. 9.—The Earl Fruit
Company auctioned California Bartlett
pears to-day at prices ranging from Jl 50
to Jl 00.
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.
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.
Plan to Blow Dp Cartagena, Colom
bia, With Dynamite.
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
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.
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.
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.
Naples, Aug. 9.—Daring the twenty
four hours ended at noon yesterday thero
were nino deaths from cholera in this
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.
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
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!
Earthquakes, and Torrent —
Vienna, Aug. 9.—Eartbqnakea hays
been felt and several buildings were dam
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.

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