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VOLUME XCITI.-KO. 149.
LOOKS BAD FOR
Two Mines Near Canonsburg, Pa.,
Sensational Developments Expected in the
SThe Idle Men, Beginning to Feel
the Pangs of Hunger and Want,
Are in a Condition Bordering
on Desperation—West Virginia
Strikers Going Back to Work.
PITTSBURG, July 20.—The attention
of the miners of the Pittsburg dis
trict is now riveted on the Allison,
Boone and Enterprise mines, near Can
onsburg. The Boone and Allison mines,
which were closed yesterday by the
owners to prevent trouble between
their men and the marching strikers,
rOS anted to-day With nearly a full
force, No attempt was made to start
up at the Enterprise mine. The strik-
STS fear that if these mines continue
in operation it will induce the Enter
prise men to go back to work.
The programme of the strikers is to
make another march on the Allison i
mine. The leaders said this afternoon
that more than 2,1>00 diggers would be
msnnrd in the Pan-handle district and
•mother march made on the mine. To
night the miners of the Pan-handle dis- |
trict were gathering above Bridgeville,
and it will not be surprising if 1,000
miners are found on the Washington
Pike in the morning.' The men in the j
Millers and Toms Run districts are all ]
Idle, and have plenty of time to make
another march. They were supplyinng
themselves with several days' rations,
and if the proposed march is made they
will stay about the offending mines for I
Just at this stage of the strike, sen- |
sational developments are expected, j
The men are beginning to feel the j
pangs of hunger and want, and are j
in a condition bordering on despera
The coal market was quiet to-day.
Much coal was offered at $1 25 a ton.
Slack took a big jump and sold for
85 cents a ton. Before the strike it j
was sold at 40 cents a ton. There are
hundreds of tons of slack coal at the
mines in the Pittsburg district, but the
miners' officials will not permit any
of it to be loaded.
FAIRMOUNT (W. Va .). July 20 —
Fifty of the miners at Monogah went
into the mines again to-day and ten at
Clark followed their example. This
move is very discouraging to the agi
tators, headed by Mr. Debs. •
q*his morning twenty-five men at the
O'Donnell mines came out for the sec
ond time, but their action is not one of
much moment. This morning the men
went to work earlier than usual, as a
sign of good faith.
WASHINGTON (Pa.), July 20 —
Work was resumed at the Boone and
Allison mines at Cannonsburg to-day.
All but thirty-five men went back.
Everything is quiet.
NO MARKED CHANGE.
WHEELING (W r . Va.), July 20.—The
strike situation shows no marked
cliange this morning. A few of the
men who struck yesterday went back
to work and some others came out. The
New River and West Virginia Con
tral regions are working full time.
Debs will speak at Rynesville to
night and spend to-day arranging a
campaign with the organizers and the
local strike leaders. Shipments con
tinue heavy and there is no apparent
decrease of output rrnm the maximum
before the agitators began their work.
No effort to interfere with West Vir
ginia coal trains has been made.
AFTER PUBLIC SYMPATHY.
PITTSBURG, July 20.—The miners
are arranging for a series of meetings
in Pittsburg, McKeesport and other
points in the district to enlist public
sympathy in the strike movement. The
meetings will be followed by a general
A private telegram from Columbus
to the miners' officials states that one
of the most important questions con
sidered by the Executive Committee
yesterday was the granting permission
to the men to work at the mines where
the operators are willing to pay the
advance demanded. The committee
refused to take the responsibility of de
ciding the question and it will be re
ferred to a general vote of the strik
ers. This will take four weeks, and
meantime the strike will go on at all
A Dunbar, Pa,, dispatch says the op
erators are shipping coal to Pittsburg
arid are paying a higher rate than the
•strikers demanded. Organizers are at
work among the men. but it is not like
ly that they will come out. West Vir
ginia operators are at Dunbar trying
to secure men to take the places of the
strikers, but are meeting with little
MAYOR STOPS SOVEREIGN.
COLUMBUS (O.). July 20. —J. R. Sov
ereign. President of the Knights of La
bor, arrived to-day from Pocahontas.
"W. V., where he spoke ten minutes to
miners, when the Mayor by proclama
tion stopped "all public meetings or
assemblages of more than three per
sons in any public place within the cor
porate limits." alleging that such meet
ings were inimical to the public peace.
President Ratchford copied the pro
clamation for future use.
Mr. Sovereign reported that one hun
dred business men of Pocahontas apol
ogized to him for the act of the May
or. Mr. Sovereign is going to Fort
Wayne. Ind., whence in a couple of
days he will return to Virginia.
MORE MEN OUT.
COLUMBUS (O.), July 20.—Cameron
Tdiller. at Uniontown. Pa., telegraphs
President Ratchford this morning: "All
miners on Redstone branch suspended
Organizers Green and Wallace noti
fied headquarters this afternoon that
they were compelled to leave Pocahon
tas," Va., at the point of six shooters.
fXhey did not offer resistance. They,
however, remained in the neighbor
hood, with the intention of doing mis
sionary work among the miners.
One thousand workers in the Simons
mine have gone out, said Secretary
ST. LOUIS, July 20.—Having suc
ceeded in getting the miners at O'Fal
lon, 111., to go out, the army of strikers
that has been marching from town to i
town persuading men at different
points to quit work, left this afternoon
for Belleville, which it will reach about
Trouble is feared at Belleville, as the
miners at work there have declared
their intention of not stopping work,
while the marching strikers say they
will force them to do so.
AID FROM LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN
PEORIA (111.), July 20—The follow
ing circular has Just been made public:
"Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen —Special circular
No 1, 1897-96, Peroria, 111., July 18,
1897—Sirs and Brothers: There is at
the present time a contest being
waged between labor and corporate
capital that is attracting the attention
of the people of the whole country, re
gardless of station or condition, the
strike of the bituminous coal miners
under the direction of the United Mine
Workers of America, in the States of
Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.
Illinois and Indiana, etc.
"We are confident there is not a
member of the Brotherhood but who is
in sympathy with these toilers, who
are required to delve in the bowels of
the earth for the fuel used on the loco
motives upon which our membership
earn their daily sages, and as our laws
do not permit ut» as an organization to!
actively engage with these brother
wage workers in their struggle for
What is justly due them as working
men, it is our privilege, if we so will
it, to give them financial aid. which
will substantially assist them in main
raining themselves and families dur- I
ing the time they are contesting for!
justice, and believing that every mem
ber who is financially situated so as to
contribute to the support of our fellow
workmen in this, their hour of conflict,
will gladly avail themselves of an op
portunity, we respectfuly petition each |
of our subordinate lodges to immedi- '
ately, by voluntary contributions from
Individual members, or in any manner
deemed advisable, donate such amount
as they can afford, be it ever so little, j
for the benefit of the striking miners,
and that the same be forwarded at
once to our Grand Secretary and
Treasurer, Brother F. W. Arnold, who j
will immediately receipt for same and ;
forward to the proper officer designat- '
ed to receive contributions on behalf of
the United Mine Workers.
"Let your contributions be as liberal :
as your means will permit and your i
returns prompt, that w*e may at once i
render some substantial assistance to
our brothers in distress. Quoting the
language of President Ratchford of the
United Mine Workers' Association in
hfa official communication to me, 'The
prayers of an enslaved class will for
ever bless you, your association and
"In sending contributions state that
they are for the mine workers. Fra- !
: ; - illy "yours. F. P. Sargent, G. M.
Attest: F. W. Arnold. Grand Secre-I
tary and Treasurer."
WILL HOLD OUT FOR THEIR
STUEBENVILLE (O.), July 20.—The ' :
Dillonvale and Long Run miners held |
a monster meeting in the schoolhouse
yard at Long Run to-day and voted'
unanimously not to work a stroke until j
they get their price.
MINES RESUME WORK.
CANONSBURG (Pa.), July 20—Boone
mine of the Canonsburg Commercial
at McGovern, which resumed operations !
| this morning, run all day without ex
! periencing any trouble. These mines;
| will be operated in full to-morrow. The !
visit of the strikers yesterday had no i
I effect on the miners here, as they claim ]
they were fooled last year, and will I
not come out again. It is rumored this !
evening that the miners are gathering
again to come over to the mine to-mor- [
row, 000 strong, and that others from;
Toms Run are going to join them.
COAL FROM WEST VIRGINIA.
WHEELING (W. Va.), July 20.—Not- I
withstanding the breaks among the
I miners in the Fairmont District, large i
quantities of West Virginia coal is
passing through Wheeling for the West j
i and the lakes. There has been no'
I repetition of the driving of spikes in j
j the frogs on the Wheeling and Lake
, Erie, which occurred on Monday, and
the miners of the Eastern Ohio Dis
trict are strenuous in denouncing any
! knowledge of the act. So far there is
jno clew to the perpetrators.
I BBS DISCOUiiAG ED.
j CINCINNATI, July 20.— v speoial to
the "Commercial Tribune" from Wheel
C nangesthat have an important bear
j ing upon the coal strike situation in
! West"Virginia came to day. The State,
j taken as a whole, is against the strike
i for financial reasons, and all who have !
i struck have been brought out under t
\ the pressure of organizations and ugi- )
■ tators from elsewhere Generally they i
have been shamed into tttlliitut.
In the Fairmount reg.on Debs admits
: that he is sorely The F.iir
i mount managers declare that If the ;
j Watson men, about I,o'>o in number, C*n
ibe kept at work, the other mine s will
j also work Thursday as usual. Debs j
sp< ke at Riversville to-night to the Wat- ■
I son men, but he was nt so successful
! as at Fairmount. and no union was or
: ganized. To-morrow he Wiil speak at
I Worthington and Miners-VHP.' to more of
I the Watson men.
Sixteen hundred cars of coal w?re
! killed almost the entire band, running
| shipped to-day. the biggest shipment in
seven rears. There have been threats
j of holding uv the trains at Kenova and |
I over the Ohio, and m->re watchmon have
j been placed at dangerous places.
Her Registry Changed From the
British to the Hawaiian Flag.
LONDON. July 20.—C. P. Hunting- |
t ton, President of the Pacific Mail Com- j
| pany, through Colonel McFarlane, has j
had the registry of the steamship Chi
na of the Pacific Mail Steamship Com- j
pany transferred from the British to:
! the Hawaiian flag. The China, under j
j the command of Captain Seabury. !
sailed from Yokohama July Bth via
i Honolulu for San Francisco, and is to
arrive there In a few days.
LONDON. July 20.— The Queen left j
• Windsor Castle this morning at 10:15j
|by the royal train and started for Os
; borne House, Isle of Wight. j
SACRAMEXTO, WEDNESDAY MORXIXG, JULY 21, 1897.—EIGHT PAGES.
THE RUSH FOR
NEW GOLD FIELDS.
Large Crowd to Sail From San
Francisco Next Week.
Talk of Chartering Another Steamer to
Go to Alaska.
Scores of Men Throwing Up Good
Positions at Victoria, B. C, in
Order to Seek Their Fortunes
in the Clondyke Region—Propo
sition of a Merchant to Collect
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20.—The ex
citement over the recent discoveries
of gold in Alaska still continues here,
and when the steamer Excelsior leaves
for St. Michaels next week she will
carry all the miners' supplies she can
hold. The Excelsior will be the last
steamer to sail this year from San
Francisco to connect with the Yukon
steamers, but there is already talk of
chartering another steamer to take up
a crowd of miners. No more news
from the Clondyke regions will be re
ceived until the steamers leaving here
and Seattle have returned.
THE FEVER STRIKES VICTORIA.
VICTORIA (B. C), July 20.—This
city is full of prospective miners wait
ing for steamers to take them north. In
short, the gold fever has struck the
town, and scores of men are throwing
up good positions in order to seek their
fortunes in the Clondyke gold fields.
John Piercy, a wholesale merchant,
has made a somewhat novel proposi
tion to the Dominion Government. He
has offered to pay Jj'.jO.OOO per annum
for a period of five or ten years for the
privilege of collecting duty on goods
going into the Canadian section of the
Yukon ' country. To his telegram to
this effect the Federal authorities have
not as yet vouchsafed an answer, but
it is believed that customs officers will
be sent up there to collect duty on
American goods which are being tak
en into the country immediately.
WILL BE A RUSH NEXT SPRING.
PORT TOWNSEND (Wash.), July 20.
—Owing to the present rush to the
Clondyke gold fields, and the still
greater rush which is bound to come
next spring, the Puget Sound Tugboat
Company has decided to put a steamer
on the Yukon River to carry passen
gers and freight from St. Michaels to
Circle City and the Clondyke Valley.
The company may operate two steam
ers on the river next season. Steam
boat men here estimate that beginning
about the first of next April a large
steamer can leave the Sound for Alas
ka daily with all the passengers and
freight accommodations crowded. The
excitement over the Alaskan gold fields
will give to the spring business an im
petus never before known in Northern
HARD LABOR TO MINE.
WASHINGTON, July 20.—Dr. Will
iam EL Dall, one of the curators of
the National Museum, is familiar with
the region of country in which the
Clondyke gold fields are located
through having been on several geo
logical expeditions to the region in
Alaska adjoining the gold district, and
says that in his opinion the reports
from the country are probably not ex
"Formerly they stripped the gravel
off until they came to the gold," he
said. "Now they sink a shaft to the
bottom of the gravel and tunnel along
underneath in the gold-bearing layer.
The way in which this is done is in
teresting, as it has to be carried on in
cold weather, when everything is
frozen. The miners build fires over the
area of where they wish to work and
keep these lighted over that territory
for the space of about twenty-four
h )urs. Then, at the expiration of this
period the gravel will be melted and
softened to a depth of perhaps six
inches. This is then taken off and
other fires built until the gold-bearing
layer is reached. When the shaft is
down that far fires are built at the
bottom against the sides of the layer,
and tunnels are made in this manner.
"Blasting would do no good on ac
count of the hard nature of the mater
ial, and would blow out just as out of
a gun. The matter taken out contain
ing the gold is piled up until spring,
when the torrents come - down and is
panned and cradled. It is certainly very
"I see many reasons why the gold
fields should be particularly hard to
reach. The streams which cut through
the mountains have probably done so
for centuries, wearing them down sev
eral hundred feet and washing out the
gold into the beds and gravel.
"It is a country- in which it is very
hard to find food, as there is practi
cally no game. Before the whites went
into the region there were not more
than 800 natives. They have hard
work to support themselves on account
of the scarcity of game."
A VAST REGION.
CHICAGO, July 20.—P. B. Weare,
Vice-President of the North American
Trading Company, is receiving hun
dreds of letters asking for information
regarding the Alaskan gold fields. He
"The boats which sail from Seattle
this month are full, every passage be
ing taken. That means that any one
who wants to go to Clondyke must wait
for the August boats. And the journey
is 7,000 miles. People talk about it as
if it was walking across the street.
They do not realize what Alaska is,
or what the Yukon is.
"They will need a map to convince
them of the truth that the country of
the Yukon and its tributaries in Alaska
and British America, is as large as the
whole United States east of the Missis
sippi—that it is longer than a trip to
Europe before they reach the Behring
Sea and the mouth of the Yukon: that
by the time they strike the Yukon, the
Alaskan Arctic winter will be upon
"By September 20th the winter set
tles down and the Yukon country is
frozen solid till next May. The ex
pense of getting from Chicago to Se
attle is $00, and from Seattle to the
Behring Sea $150. There will be thous
ands of Eastern men who will go, but
of course the coast people have every
thing in their favor. One thing must
be remembered, that the Clondyke is in
British domain, and will be governed
DEED OF AN INSANE MAN.
Cuts Himself in a Horrible Manner
and Jumps From a Train.
ST. PAUL, July 20. —A Missoula
(Mont.), special to the "Dispatch" says:
M. Carey, an eastbound Northern Pa
cific passenger from San Francisco to
Butte, Mont., went insane while the
train was crossing the Flathead Indian
reservation. Before several passen
gers he cut his throat from ear to ear.
This seemed to make him a raving ma
niac. With his knife he slashed his
head right and left. Then he plunged
the knife into his breast and jumped
off the train, which was running at full
The tram was stopped and Carey
was picked up bleeding from wounds
from his hands and from additional
cuts and bruises by the fall from the
train. He fought like a demon, but
was finally lodged in the baggage car,
w here a physician aboard bandaged his
wounds, only to have the* bandages torn
off. Arriving at Missoula he was tak
en to St. Patrick's Hospital. Owing
to the terrible cuts about his neck, it
was unsafe to administer chloroform,
and the County Physician was com
pelled to sew up the cuts while Carey
was held down by a number of men,
making a revolting spectacle. Carey
is still alive, and is bound in irons.
A KANSAS CITY SENSATION.
A Store Clerk Brings Suit Against
His Wife and a Club Man.
KANSAS CITY, July 20.—Albert S.
Nichols, an employe in a hat store, has
instituted two sensational suits. The
first is against his wife, Pearl E. Nich
ols* for divorce, naming Ben C. Burgess
as co-respondent. The ink making the
record of this suit was not dry when
Nichols entered the second suit against
Burgess for $10,000 for alienating his
Probably no one among the swell
club sets is better known than is Bur
gess. Almost since the organization
of the Kansas City Club he has been
a moving and energetic spirit in that
organization. He is the Kansas City
agent of Sweet, Demster & Co., and
is reputed to be a man of considerable
means. He came here seventeen years
ago from Cleveland, O. Burgess de
clares that the suit is an attempt at
blackmail. Mrs. Nichols is visiting in
Possibility That He May Again Try
LONDON, July 20.—A special dis
patch from Madrid, referring to the re
vival of Carlistism, says: Large quan
tities of supplies are stored on the
French border, and large consignments
of arms have been ordered iti Germany
and in Belgium. While nobody thinks
that the Carlists will openly rebel, if
the present circumstances of popular
discontent over the mismanagement of
the Cuban campaign and the subser
viency of the Government to the Unit
ed States spreads and develops riots, as
it is quite likely to do, then Don Car
los may try his luck again.
Fatal Electrical Storms,
MARION (O.), Jury 20.—A succession
of terrible electrical storms with a
heavy rainfall passed over the city and
vicinity. George Stout, while driving a
mowing machine, was killed by light
ning. Charles Selter and W r illiam Son.
tag, mechanics, returning from work,
were struck down in the street. They
may recover. Four men near Rad
burn, fifteen miles from this city, were
MISS JEAN INGELOW.
THE DISTINGUISHED POETESS
AND AUTHORESS DEAD.
Gained an Enviable Reputation as
a Highly Gifted Writer Both
in Europe and America.
LONDON. July 20.—Miss Jean
Ingelow, the distinguished poet and
novelist, died heie last night. She was
in her seventy-seventh year.
Jean Ingelow was born in England
i In 1830 and published her first volume
of poems in 1863, which gave evidence
of original talent. Among the poems
!in this volume, 'Divided," "High Tide
lon the Coast of Lincolnshire." and
I "Songs of the Seven," have been very
'■ popular. Her subsequent poems sus
j tamed her reputation as a highly gifted
! poet. She also published several prose
j works as "Studies for Stories," "Off the
i Skelligs." and others. Her verses are
j characterized by simplicity and natu-
I ralness, and they have had a very large
I sale in America. She has also writ
j ten "Sarah de Berenger," "Don John,"
' and "Poems of the Old Days and the
M.ss Ingelow lived in a quaint little
I cottage in Kensington with her bach
! elor brother, surrounded by her birds
and flowers. Her conservatory was
twice the size of her dwelling, and one
of her favorite pastimes was to lib
erate her feathered friends among the
flowers, while she wrote at her desk.
She has always had an intense horror
of publicity, and disliked any display
in her honor.
GALA DAY AT
SALT LAKE CITY.
Half a Century Since the Pioneers
Entered the Valley.
The Anniversary Celebrated in a Most
An Eighteen-Year-Old Boy Arrest
ed at Red Bluff, Charged With
Wilfully Setting the Fires
Which Have Raged in That Vi
cinity for Several Days Past.
SALT LAKE (Utah), July 20.—To
day marks the half-century since the
pioneers, under the leadership of the
Mormon dpostlcs, entered Salt Lake
Valley and founded this commonwealth.
The day has been celebrated in a man
ner which leaves no doubt about the
reverence in which those pioneers are
held by the people of the Stale. The
phalanx of veterans that marched from
Pioneer Square to East Temple street,
and later to the Tabernacle, there to
receive their gold badges, was a sight
long to be remembered.
At 8 o'clock this morning the veter
ans began to gather on Pioneer Square.
It was an impressive sight. Hands
dried and wrinkled through weary years
of toil and hardship clasped each other
in thankfulness that they had been
spared to witness this celebration.
At 10 o'clock the veterans marched
north to the Pioneer monument, head
ed by a platoon of police. Next came
Grand Marshal Brigham and the
Knights of Pythias Band. They were
followed by the Twenty-fourth Infant
ry Band. Next came the older pioneers
in carriages, followed by the Utah Na
At the monument the ranks were
broken, and the pioneers took their
places on a platform erected for their
special benefit. Centered around the
monument for three blocks was a surg
ing mass of humanity. On the plat
form sat the First Presidency, mem
bers of tbe twelve apostles, Govenor
Wells and other distinguished citi
zens. Before the assembly was called
to order W T illiam J. Bryan stepped up
on the platform, and as the great sil
ver champion shook hands with Presi
dent Woodruff prolonged cheers broke
forth from the multitude*
At 11 o'clock Hon. Spencer Clawson
called for order, and Bishop Whitney
read President Woodruff's prayer.
The ode to Brigham Young was next
rendered by the Tabernacle Choir from
the portico of the Hall of Records.
James H. Moyle made the speech of
It was announced that President
Woodruff would unveil the monument.
President Woodruff said: "In the name
of God I now unveil this monument,"
and immediately the stars and stripes
fell away from the splendid granite col
umn, surmounted by the figure of
Brigham Young. A great cheer went
up, which was answered by a salute
fired by the Nauvoo Legion.
Governor Wells accepted the monu
ment on behalf of the people in a
spe< oh which elicited frequent applause.
Apostle Brigham Young, eldest son
of the famous apcs.tle, then delivered
an appropriate speech.
He was foLlowed by Judge C. C. Good
win, who delivered an eloquent address.
The Tabernacle Choir sang, and the
benediction was pronounced by Bishop
Scanlon of the Catholic Church.
At 1:30 p. m. the Tabernacle was
thrown open to the pioneers, and at
2:o0 the doors were opened to general
admission, and the immense building
was soon crowded.
The oration was delivered by Elder
B. H. Roberts.
Next came the presentation of the
pioneer badges. Chairman Clawson
announced that he had been selected
to present the badges to the oldest liv
ing member of the first pioneer band.
The audience applauded as he step
ped upon the stand and laid a beautiful
gold medal in the hands of President
Woodruff, who recently celebrated his
A grand concert was given at the
Tabernacle to-night in honor of the pi
oneers. The music was by the Tab
ernacle Choir Jubilee Chorus and the
Knights of Pythias Band.
Governor Wells received a lertter to
day from President McKinley express
ing regrets at not being able to attend
the jubilee, and. trusting that the cele
bration would be in every way a fit
•ting recognition of the qualities which
the nation looks for in its best repre
sentatives, and that the event may ex
alt patriotism and tend to promote ma
NICHOLAS CREEDE'S ESTATE.
A Deed Which Precludes the Wid
ow Making a Sure Contest.
LOS ANGELES, July 20.—The at
torneys for Nicholas C. Creede, the
deceased Colorado miner, have un
earthed a deed signed by Mrs. Creede,
which would seem to preclude the pos
sibility of the widow making a suc
cessful contest for any part of the
The document, which is entirely sep
arate from the famous agreement of
January 4th, bears the date of Janu
ary 2, 1897, and is a properly executed
and recorded deed of grant, bargain
and sale, by which Louisa Creede, for
the consideration of ,*2<>,o*.M». conveys to
Nicholas C. Creede her interest in all
properties, both real and personal and
mixed, of every description whereso
ever situated, as well as all properties
owned by Creede at the time of the
execution of the deed, or any that
might afterwards be acquired by him
from any source whatsoever.
This deed was signed and sworn to
before a Notary Public of this city,
and is so shaped that it protects every
dollar of Creede's property from any
claim advanced by Mrs. Creede.
Creede's will.was discovered to-day,
and will be filed for probate Friday.
By this will the bulk of the property
is left to little Dorothy Creede. The
estate is valued at about $250,000, and
!K56,501 is divided into several legacies
to Creede's relatives and friends.
IN THE HOME
The clean, upright paper is read
thoroughly. ' The "Record - Union"
reaches the best homes.
The most considerable bequest Is to
Mrs. William H. Phifer, Creede's unly
sister, who receives $35,000 worth of
property and $0,000 in cash. Her son,
Sherman Phifer, receives $9,000. To
Maggie Kearney, the nurse of little
Dorothy Creede, $1,000 is left, and
three comrades of Creede's boyhood, M.
Charvey, Jerome Harvey and Judge J.
W. Harvey, receive, respectively, $1,
--500, $4,000 and $1. Creede asserts that
Judge Harvey is well off, and needs
none of his money, but he leaves him
a dollar to show he has not forgotten
The $0,000 left to Sherman Phifer 7*
for the purpose of completing the $30,
--000 in money and property which
Creede had set aside for his favorite
nephew. He had given him (21,000
in his lifetime.
William H. Phifer is appointed
guardian for the child Dorothy, and is
named as one of the executors of the
will, the other being John T. Jones,
j Both are to serve without bonds.
Mrs. Creede's name is not mentioned
in the will.
WHEAT GOING UP.
An Unusual Amount of Business at
the Produce Exchange.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20.—There
was considerable excitement and an un
| usual amount of business at the local
j Produce Exchange to-day. the continued
foreign demand for wheat sending the
price of that staple booming. To begin
with, Liverpool options showed a
marked advance and Chicago reports
only served to increase the excitement,
i December wheat, which has risen from
\Bl 21 on July Ist, opened at $1 35, rose
!to $t 30, and closed at $1 35%. An hour
i later it shot up to $1 38, closing at
Isl 37%. May opened at $1 38, and
i closed at $1 41, while December stead
' ily rose to $1 39, and closed strong at
$1 38*4. Since very little of the new
! crop has yet passed out of the hands of
J the California farmer, there is much
jubilation at the existing state of af
-1 fairs, as he will derive most of the bene
fit of the rise.
TEHAMA FOREST FIRES.
A Young Boy Arrested. Charged
With Starting the Flames.
RED BLUFF, July 20.—Will Wood
' ward, an eighteen-year-old boy, has
been charged with setting the forest
fires which have raged here for sev-
eral days past. The District Attorney
i swore to a complaint yesterday, and
I Woodward was arrested to-day. The
| officials refuse to tell what evidence
j they have against Woodward, but say
i there is sufficient to justify them in
| making the arrest.
j Very little change has taken place in
the fire, which is still burning a few
| miles from the Blossom place, but the
j men fighting it have been able to keep
jit from passing Elder Creek. Fears
i are entertained for the latter place this
j evening, as the wind is raising from the
i Sentenced to Pay a Fine of Two
SAN JOSE, July 20.—Ira N. Stanley
! was convicted of bigamy this morning
|arq§ sentenced to pay a fine of $200 or
■ serve it out in the County Jail at the
i ate of $2 a day.
The first trial was a mistrial. On the
j second trial the jury agreed, after
' much deliberation, on conviction, but
! recommended the defendant to the
j "extreme leniency" of the court. It was
[shown that Stanley did not belong to
j the criminal class, and that he and his
second wife were spiritualists. He
j claimed his first wife had obtained a
i divorce, and made a slight showing to
(that effect. He was a steamboat engi
; neer on the Stockton boats for years,
j and is well known along the water front
lin all the river towns. The light sen
tence meets with the approval of all
familiar with the case.
Shipwrecked Sailors Arrive.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20.—Twenty
| two seamen of the lost British ship Kin
i kora, who spent nearly two months on
I the barren island of Clioperton, in the
i South Seas, arrived in port this morn
ing on the British warship Comus. They
will be provided for by the British Con
sul until an opportunity occurs for their
return to England.
Two Men Seriously Burned.
VICTORIA (B. C), July 20.—8y the
explosion of a kettle of varnish at the
Canadian Paint Works to-day R. H.
Hart and C. Scott, employes of the com
' pany, were seriously burned and in
' hired. They were cleaning a kettle with
i benzine when the explosion occurred,
throwing them through a door.
Suicide at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 20.—Antho
ny A. Fisher, aged 64, was found dead
on his bed this morning by his landlady
at 002 Eddy street. Fisher had at
tached a fountain syringe to the gas
fixtures, and placing the end of it in
i his mouth, laid down on the bed, where
he soon died of asphyxiation.
Will be Withheld Until the Tariff-
Bill is Disposed of.
WASHINGTON, July 20.—1t is semi
officially announced to-day that Pres
ident McKinley will withhold his cur
rency message until after the confer
ence report on the tariff bill has been
adopted by the Senate. The Rpubli
can leaders in the Senate do not desire
to have any new question thrown into
the Senate while the debate is on lest
it may lead to complications and delay.
It is in deference to their opinions and
wishes that the President has post
poned sending the message to Congress.
He is, of course, as anxious as any of
them can be to have the bill become a
law at the earliest possible moment.
As soon as the bill is out of the way
the currency message will be sent to
T. V. POWDERLY.
Some Senators Will Oppose Him as
WASHINGTON, July 20.—The Sen
ateComrnittee on Immigration attempt
ed to secure a meeting to-day to con
sider the nomination of T. V. Powderly
to be Commissioner of Immigration but
failed to obtain a quorum. The meet
ing developed the fact that confirma
tion will be opposed by some Senators,
on the ground that Powderly's appoint
ment is distasteful to the labor ele
ment. Another attempt will be made
to take up the nomination to-morrow.
Columbus discovered America Octo
ber 12, 1492; the Northmen A. D. 'Jbo.
WHOLE NO. 17,447.
COL. C. F. CROCKER.
Relatives and Friends Pay Their
Last Honors to the Dead.
Impressive Ceremonies at Uplands and
Beautiful Contributions of Floral
Offerings—The Remains Laid nt
Rest Beside Those of His Be
loved Wife in Laurel Hill Cem
! SAN FRANCISCO, July 20.—Colonel
j Crocker was buried this afternoon with
impressive honors. His remains were
laid beside those of his beloved wife in
Laurel Hill Cemetery, and the obse
quies were witnessed by a vast con
course of people.
Notwithstanding- the fact that the
family had desired that everything in
connection with the funeral should be
of the sirnpliest, the ceremony was ono
that will be long remembered in tho
history of San Francisco. There was
magnificence in the very simplicity of
The flags of the city were at half
mast as a tribute to the memory of
the deceased. The big building at
j Market and Montgomery streets, where
jso much of the business of the South-
I crn Pacific Railroad is conducted, was)
silent and closed, the doorways heavily
draped with the black cloth that tells
its sad story so well.
At 10 o'clock a special train left
Third and Townsend streets for Up
\ lands. On board were the near and
j dear friends of the Crocker family.
! Only those went who were specially
I bidden and whose presence could not
|be an intrusion upon those who had
| asked that their dead be left to them
i for a quiet service at the home where
jhe had given so much happiness to
! those who loved him, and had himself
| found so much of rest and peace and
Flowers had been sent from far and
i near, and the white and gold parlors
where the body lay in state were lined
| with the most beautiful blossoms ob
! tamable. The handsome casket was
I partly hidden in a veritable bower of
! white roses, and other varieties of flow
ers of the rarest kind.
Among those who attended the ser
vices at Uplands were: Julius Krutt
schnitt, A. Fillmore, H. E. Hunt
ington. J. C. Stubbs, W. H. Mills, E.
C. Wright, C. E. Smurr, William
Spraul. G. W. Luce, T. H. Goodman,
R. A. Donaldson, James Koosburgh Jr.,
H. R. Judah, Captain VV*. T. Smith and
a number of others, including the pall
bearers. Nearly all of the gentlemen
were accompanied by their ladies.
It was just at noon when the cere-
I mony in the draw ing-room was com-
I menced. Rev. Robert Mackenzie read
the services for the dead of the Presby
terian Church, and the time seemed to
arrive all to soon when the lid of the
casket was closed on the beloved face
of the dead millionaire and the final
farewell had been taken.
From the house the funeral cortege
wended its way to the depot at San
Mateo, and quite an impressive pro
cession it made as it filed along the
The honorary pall-bearers were:
Thomas H. Caswell, Commander of
the Supreme Council of the Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite Masons; R. H.
Lloyd, Deputy Grand Master of the
Grand Encampment of Knights Tem
plar; Charles L. Patton and Edward
Peabody, Past Masters of California
Lodge, F. and A. M.; James D. Phelan,
Mayor of San Francisco; EL B. Hough
ten and George T. Marye, representing'
the Regents of the University of Cali
fornia; Judge F. E. Spencer and Dr.
| Edward R. Taylor, representing the
trustees of Leland Stanford, Jr., Uni-
Iversity; Irving M. Scott and E. J. Mo
le ra, representing the Trustees of the
I Academy of Sciences; George D. Clark
i and William H. Miller, representing
the Grand Officers of the Native Sons
jof the Golden West; H. E. Huntington,
jr. Kruttschnitt, J. C. Stubbs. J. A. PIH
! more and N. T. Smith, representing the
! Southern Pacific Company; Charles
! Holbrook, representing the Market
' street Railroad Company; Henry T.
! Scott, Russell J. Wilson and W. E.
! Brown, personal friends of Colonel
j Crocker. The arrangements for tha
; services at Uplands were under the
I personal direction of Henry T. Scott,
j Russell J. Wilson and C. E. Green.
| In the funeral train was the private
! car of the dead railway magnate. All
! arrangements had been well attended
jto and there was not a hitch in the
' programme anywhere. The funeral par-
Ity left San Mateo at exactly 12:45.
The train was met at the Third ar.d
i Townsend-street depot by a large es
cort from the Masons, consisting of the
i Grand Consistory, Scottish Rite Ma-
I sons, California Commandery, No. 1, K.
j T., Golden Gate Commandery, No. 10,
The escort preceded the way to the
First Congregational Church, but at
the special request of the family there
I was no music for the sad march.
The services at the church were un
der the auspices of the Masons, and the
j church was filled to overflowing. Most
j elegant stands of flowers crowded the
I altar and partly filled the aisles. Most
j liberal had been the contributions of.
I floral offerings, and the display in the
I church was beautiful beyond descrip
! tion. Master W. G. Brown of Califor
nia Lodge, officfated, and Rev. Dr.
; Mackenzie delivered a eulogy over the
j deceased, in which he spoke of the good
work Colonel Crocker had done in life
and his career in public and private.
California Commandery No. 1.
Knights Templar, and the Grand Con
sistory acted as an escort to the grave.
Direct Tax Bill Passed.
PARIS, July 20.—The Chamber of
Deputies, by a vote of 516 to 70, to-day
passed the direct taxes bill, for which
M. Cavanack on Friday last endeav
ored to substitute an income tax pro
posal which the Chamber defeated by a
vote of 252 to 249.