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P Stands for the Interests of Southern California k SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 175. IN DISREPUTE. New York's Finest Sharply Criticised. Alleged Corruptness of the Gotham Police. The Senate Committee Urged to Investigate. World's Fair Directors Chosen—More Breaks in Southern Levees—Other Eastern News. Associated Press Dispatches. | NEW York, April 4. —The Senate com mittee to investigate the cities of this State, and which recently probed the Sheriffs office, will tomorrow be called upon by men of the Central Labor Union. They will present to the investigators a formidable document, which alleges that the police department is a menace and a disgrace to the city. The force, as a body, is characterized as dishonest, brutal, and even criminal. It is charged with having reduced the art of black, mailing to a science, maintaining a sys tem of terrorism over certain classes, ex erting itself in the interests of certain can didates, and having established a system of espionage over respectable citizens for no other purpose than to persecute them should they offend the powers that be. "It is a matter of common notoriety," continues the document, "that the po lice officials regularly levy tribute on every immoral bouse in the city; the outcasts who walk the streets pay toll for plying their degrading vocations. Saloon-keepers are compelled to pay for police protection, and every gambling ; den in the city pays for the privilege of existence." THE BIG OVERFLOW. The River Palling at Greenville — A Plague <>r Buffalo Gnats. GbeenVille, Miss., March 4.—The river liere has fallen nearly three inches since morning. No new break is heard from. The back waters from the Easton break are spreading fast, and fill ing up Bogue county. The planters around Huntington are shipping their live stock to Vicksburg for safety from the buffalo gnats, as well as from the water. These insects are making their appearance in large numbers, and are very fatal. f ' A Big Rise Predicted. Helena, Ark., April 4.—Kivermen here fear a destructive rise within ten days below the Red river. When the overflow comes out of tlie Tensas swamps they say the Yazoo and Tensas levees will go, and the people living be low Morgan sea would better move out in a hurry. The Worst Creak Yet. Arkansas City, Ark., April 4.—The levee just above Catfish point, Miss., broke this morning, and late tonight the crevasee is nearly 900 feet wide and very j deep. Tlie break is said to be by far the worst break that has yet occurred on the Mississippi side. A tremendous volume of water is coming out of the crevasse and sweeping everything before it. Houses, cribs, stables and fences are being washed away. Many head of stock have already been lost, but no human lives. The suffering that will necessarily fol low this disaster will be great. The con dition of affairs on the other side of the river was bad enough before, and this break will make the matter very much worse. WORLD'S FAIR DIRECTORS. Forty-five Men Who Will Preside Over Its Destinies. Chicago, April 4. —The count of the ballots cast at the meeting today for the election of directors of the World's Fair corporation was unexpectedly finished late tonight. With three notable excep tions the ready-made list of forty names was successful. These were ex-Congress man Davis, J. W. Doane and L. Z. Leiter. (treat surprise is expressed at the defeat of ex-Congressman Davis, who has been credited with a lead ing part in the Washington maneuvers. His friends attribute his defeat to the machinations of his political enemies. The directors chosen are as follows : F. Aldis, Samuel Allerton, W. T. Baker, Thomas S. Bryan, Mark L. Crawford,W. EL Calvin, Mayor D. C. Cregier, J. W Ellsworth, Stuvvesant Fisch, Lyman J. Gage, H." N. Higinbotham, E. T. Jef frey, O. L. Hutchinson. C. A. Keyes, M. M. Kirkman, H. H. Kohlsaat, E. F. Lawrence, Cyrus H. McCor mick, T. J. Lefens, Andrew McNally, Joseph Medill, Robert Nelson, Potter Palmer, J. C. Peasely, Ferd. W. Peck, E. M. Phelps, E. S. Pike, M. A. Ryerson, Charles H. Schwab, A. F. Soberger, W. E. Strong, R. S. Wilier, Edwin Walker, John R. Walsh, C. C. Wheeler, Otto Young, C. H. Wacker, E. G. Keith, E. B. Butler, F. S. Winston, A. Nathan, C. T. Yorker, W. D. Kerfoot, J. P. Odell, J. V. Farwell, Jr. RHODE ISLAND ELECTIONS. The Democrats Nearer the Goal Than They Expected. Providence, R. 1., April 4. —The can vass of the votes cast Wednesday is ended. The Democrats elected thirty eight members of the Legislature, in stead of thirty-six, and have to elect seventeen more to secure a majority in the Assembly. The Republicans have to elect twelve more members to secure the same result. The supplementary elections here to morrow will be under the old voting system, not under the new ballot law. The law enacted last week, making the new ballot law apply to supplementary elections, reached the Secretary of State too late. Chinese Decoration Day. New York, March 4.—Today was dec oration day with the Chinese, and many graves in Evergreen and other ceme teries were visited. Offerings of meat and confections were . placed thereon, and papers inscribed in various devices burned over them. LOS ANGELES HERALD. A COWARDLY MURDER. A Wealthy Cattleman Shot I>uwn by Two Others. El Paso, Tex., April 4.—At '.I o'clock last night a most cowardly murder was committed across the river in Paso del Norte. W. S. Bolton and a man named Clayton, both cattlemen, met S. C. Cavitt, another, cattleman, on the street, picked a quarrel with him and without giving him any warning, Clayton anil Bolton drew their revolvers and began firing on Cavitt, who attempted to retreat, but bis assailants followed him up, continuing (o tire upon him until he fell dead, riddled with bullets. Clayton and Bolton were arrested and are now in jail at Paso del Norte. The people on both sides are very indignant, and threats of lynching the murderers are openly made. Cavitt was a very wealthy and popular young man. A law suit is said to be the cause of the affair. Officers Shot by Moonshiners. Louisville, Ky., April 4. —At Flem ingsburg, Ky., moonshiners have re cently ambushed revenue officers in a number of instances. Eph Cooper, Sim Cooper, Bartk Bumgai tner, George Ilo'_'g and Nelson figan have been shot, but advices do not state whether mortally or not. Hiram Roberts was shot and se riously wounded. All were in the reve nue service as officers. Yellow Fever from Rio. Baltimore, April 4.—The American ship McCallum, from Rio, is detained at quarantine. During the voyage three sailors died, one, it is known, from yel low fever. The captain claims that the other two didn't have it. Sparklers Stolen. Denver, April 4. —Two thieves entered M. J. Mitchell's jewelry store yesterday, unnoticed, and stole diamonds valued at $.5,200. THE NEW SOUTH. MR. DEPEW RELATES HIS IMPRES SIONS OF IT. He Thinks a Good Deal ot the Old South is Left—He Considers the Southern Convict System Especially Bad. Washington, April 4. —Ohauncey De pew, just returned from the South, was asked by a local reporter this evening if he had seen much of the new South. He replied: "Some of the new and a good deal of the old South. The old stock sincerely think their property will be wiped out, homes broken up and society destroyed if the colored men's votes are counted, and they look upon the Northern Republi cans as a species of anarchists, who will cheerfully co-operate in such destruc tion." "One thing more than any other," said Depew, "which has debauched pub lic sentiment in the South, is the convict labor system in cer tain States. Unless Kennan's stories of Siberian horrors are absolutely true, there can be no scenes in a civi- i lized country so terrible as in Southern j convict camps, Sometimes the con tracts call for a certain number of con- | victs and the State furnishes them. If they cannot fill the quota otherwise, the most trivial offenses are made excuse for long terms of imprisonment. I have no doubt many innocent men are serving sentences in Southern convict camps that a quota might be filled. IS IT A FAILURE* lowa Congressmen Express Themselves on the Prohibition Law. Washington, April 4. —The Pott has been interviewing the lowa Senators and Representatives on the probability of the repeal or modification of the lowa prohibition law. The result was sub stantially the uniform expression of the belief that the law would stand unre pealed. In their interviews they generally expressed the opinion that the law had been ben eficial, and that the decrease in crime and consequent lessening of ex penses for criminal and eleemosynary institutions was largely due to the pro hibition law. The prohibition senti ment, the majority of them thought, was as strong as ever, and several of the gentlemen named ascribed the result of the last election to the railway question more than to anything else. Congressman "Hayes, the only Demo crat from lowa, says: "As the Re publicans control the Senate and can block the House, I think noth ing will be done. I don't think the law will be repealed, but it is pos sible some of the Republicans may, through public sentiment, join the Democrats in a stringent license law. The prohibitory system is not sustained by the majority of the people, and never was. It is an absolute failure to ac complish any good, and the positive evils flowing from it have caused feeling to be greatly against it." He thought other questions deter mined last fall's election, notably the tariff. SHOT IN THE LEG. The Leader of the Boomers Crippled for Life. Kansas City, April 4. —A special to the Times from Oklahoma City says: Captain Couch, leader of the boomers, was shot in the leg this afternoon by J. C. Adams. He will be crippled for life. Couch was a contestant for a valuable claim of which Adams has the filing. This afternoon he and his son began to set posts for a fence, and Adams ordered them to desist. The shooting followed. There are several versions of the shooting, but the one that seems nearest right is that Couch disarmed Adams and dtecharged at him the entire load of his revolver. Adams retreated to his house, procured a Winchester rifle and shot Couch. Wanted at San Francisco. Chicago, April 4.—The postoffice in spectors arrested at Bloomington and brought here today, T. E. McCann, wanted at San Francisco for sending obscene matter through the mails. He will be taken west tomorrow. Died at Baltimore. Baltimore, April 4.— Dr. Felix A. Bettelheim, aged 72, (A San Francisco, died today at the resilience of l.is father, Rev. Dr. A. 8. Bettelhfeiiu. in this city, after an illness of two Jmontbs. SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1890. DOUBLE DISASTER. A Terrible Accident Near Santa Paula. Two Successive Explosions in an Oil Tunnel. Five Men Buried Alive and Two Frightfully Burned. All But One of the Unfortunates Dead, Intense Excitement at the Scene of Death. , Associated Press Dispatches. I Santa B abb ABA, April 4. —A special to the Press says: A terrible accident occurred at the Adams canon, near Santa J Paula, this morning, where the Hardi | son & Stewart Oil Company is boring a tunnel for oil. Early this morning an explosion of gas occurred in the tunnel, and a sheet of flame shot out, blowing away a building one hundred feet from the mouth of the tunnel. Two men were terribly burned, one of whom has since died. The names of the unfortu nate men are unknown. A force of men was put to work to clean out the tunnel, and this afternoon, at 3:45, another explosion took place, collapsing the whole tunnel, and bury ing in the ruins five men who are cer tainly dead. So far as known their names are Britton, Hardison, Taylor and Young. Hardison is a brother of the bead of the company. Intense excitement prevails in Santa Paula. Three or four hundred people are at the tunnel. CRIME CONFESSED. Four Persons Implicated in the Freder ickson Murder. Astoria, Ore., April 4. —The prelimi nary examination of George F. Rose, John B. Rose, John Edwards, Edward Gibbons and George 1). Jones, charged with the murder of J. F. Frederickson and wife near South Bend, Pacific county, Washington, last January, took place at Bay Center yesterday. The confession of George F. Rose was introduced. He stated that his father wanted 100 acres of land that Jens Frederickson took. "Edwards and my father made it up as to how they would kill Frederick son and wife. Edwards, Gib bons, Frederickson and George Rose went down to the woods, about half a mile west of the house. Gibbons said : 'Look here, Frederickson,' and Fred erickson turned, when Gibbons fired, the shot striking Frederickson in the face. They buried Frederickson and made the same excuse to bring Mrs. Frederickson down to Rose's house, where Edwards shot her through the head with Rose's rifle. After killing her, they made up a story that Fred erickson and wife started in a boat for Bruceport and were lost. Edwards was to take Frederickson's boat and swamp it." At the conclusion of the hearing John B. Rose, George P. Rose, Edward Gib bons and John Edwards were remanded to the custody of the Sheriff to await the action of the Grand Jury at the July term of the District Court. HICKS SET FREE. The Prison Directors Had No Right to Forfeit His Credits. San Francisco, April 4. —Judge Levy, of the Supreme court, rendered judg ment this morning in the habeas corpus case of William Hicks, confined in San Quentin. Hicks's term, deducting the credits allowed by law, expired last September, but at a meeting of the prison directors, Hicks pleaded guilty to cutting a fellow prisoner with a knife, and was condemned to loose his credits. The cutting, it is claimed, was done in self-defense, and the rules permitted Hicks to carry the knife with which it was done. The court holds that the di rectors had no right to forfeit his credits, and orders Hicks set at liberty. MONTGOMERY'S TROUBLE. The End of His Experience With E. Glencross Grant Not Yet. San Francisco, April 4. —Charles Mi int gomery's connection with the Bull & Grant Farm Implement Company, of Los Angeles, ruined him several months ago. It will be remembered that Grant de frauded Montgomery out of about one hundred thousand dollars. A suit, which probably bears Sume relation to that affair, was begun today by Webster Jones, assignee of R. C. Pell. He sues for $5,250 on a written agreement, by which Montgomery promised to pay that amount to Pell, providing the latter would transfer to Montgomery's wife 150 shares of the stock of the Bull & Grant Farm Implement Company. Pell per formed his part 6i the contract, but the money has not yet been paid. ABSORBED BY THE S. P. The Oregonlan Narrow Gauge Road Sold Under the Hammer. Salem, Ore., April 4.—ln pursuance of a decree of the United States Circuit Court for the district of Oregon, made February 0, 1800, this afternoon George H. Durham, Master in Chancery, sold at public auction to the highest bidder the Oregonian railway line, narrow gauge, including all the rolling stock, debts, etc. This sale was made under trust deeds, and R. Rochler, of the Southern Pacific, was the purchaser at $1,000,000. This formally gives the Southern Pacific the title to the narrow gauge lines recently purchased by them. COOLIE SMUGGLING. A Regular Business of This Kind Carried On at San Diego. San Dieoo, April 4.—A local paper, which has been investigating the matter of Chinese immigration from Mexico, states that one or two small craft are constantly engaged in bringing Chinese from Lower California to San Diego and landing them at night at Pa cific Beach, whence they make their way to Los Angeles and other points. Several hundred Chinamen and a num i ber of Chinese women are believed to have found their way into California by this method during the past year. OREGON REPUBLICANS. A Warm Contest Being Waged by tlte Opposing Factions. Portland, April 4.—The Republican primaries will be held here tomorrow, and the contest is warm between the factions headed by State Senator Joseph Simon and James Lotan, chairman of the county committee. The success of the Lotan faction would mean the nomination of I). P. Thompson, of Port land for Governor, and the re-election of United States Senator Mitchell, while the success, of Simon's faction would mean the nomination of Mayor lie Lash mutt for Governor, and of Solomon Hirsch, United . States Minister to Turkey, as Senator. THE NEW RATE GOB*. Chairman Itlanchard Ratifies the Re duction on Oranges. San Francisco. April 4.—The freight committee of the Transcontinental Asso ciation received notice today that the resolution to reduce the rates on carload lots of oranges to $1.25 per 100 pounds to Atlantic seaboard points, made by the association at San Diego, has been ap proved by Chairman Blanchard of the Central Traffic and Trunk Line Asso ciations. It will become operative April oth, and will have the effect of saving $30 per carload. PEARSON WILL APPEAL. Not Satisfied With the Verdict in His Suit Against Mesmer. San Francisco, April 4. —Judge Ells worth this morning granted a decision for the defendant in the suit of J. W. Pearson, of Oakland, against Louis Mes mer, of Los Angeles. The suit was to recover $28,000 alleged to be due plaintiff as the value of the furniture in the United States hotel at Los Angeles, and $10,000 for its retention. It is said Pear son will take an appeal to the Supreme Court. THE DIAMOND FIELD. THE CHAMPIONS KALSOMINED AT STOCKTON. Brilliant Playing by the Stockton Team. The Senators Defeated in a Tamely Contested Game at San Francisco. Stockton, April 4. —The champions were shut out this afternoon in a well played game by the Stocktons. The vic tory by the home team was won by su perior playing, both in the field and at the bat. Borchers pitched a great game, and received perfect support from Fair hurst and the rest of the team. Meegaii pitched good ball, and had fine support, but was sized for nine hits. Selna accepted seventeen chances and made a three-bagger. The only errors of the Oaklands were of an excusable order, and merely cut off earned runs. The Stocktons in the field were impreg nable. Only five Oakland men got to first base, two being on balls. Score : Stockton, 7 ; Oakland, 0. San Francisco, April 4. —The game of ball between the San Franeiscos and Saeramentos was rather tamely con tested. Young, the new pitcher for the Friseos, was poorly supported, and the Saeramentos narrowly missed winning the game. They made seven errors during the game, but their out lielding and base-playing made amends for their mistakes. At the end of the seventh innings the Senators had the game virtually won, but Young, Shea, Levy, Buchan and Sweeney scored in the eighth by some clever work, and with Young's tally in the last innings, saved the game for the home team. The San Franeiscos had ten errors to their credit, four of which were due to Ebright. Score; San Francisco, 12;• Sacra mento, 10. NINE HOURS A DAY. The Rocklln Quarrymen Hopeful of Gaining: Their Demand. Sacramento, April 4. —A Eocklin special to the livening Bee says: There is nothing new to report regarding the big strike at Eocklin, except that the outlook for the success of the strike is brighter and the men are more confi dent of winning than at any time since Tuesday, when they left the quarries. Tom Alester, president of the Quarry men's Union, said the strikers were de termined to preserve peace and prevent any violence. They realized that they must secure the good will of the public in their demands, and they do not pro pose to sacrifice popular opinion by any acts of violence. Alester said that he thought that there would be no difficulty in the matter of the men holding out in the face of the fact that they have had very little work during the winter. "It has been re ported," continued the union president, "that we were demanding exorbitant wages. The truth is, there never has been a word about wages in this contest. The men are not complaining about pay. All we want is nine hours a day. If you would work for nine hours a day in one of these quarries in summer, you would see that we don't ask too much. The sun beats down upon the rocks in the holes where the men work, and I have seen it as high as 125 degrees there. We think that nine hours a day is enough for any man in such a place." IN DANGER OF CONFISCATION. A Bark Which Tried to Clear With Wine for Alaska. San Francisco, March 4. —The bark Hope, which cleared from this port yes terday for Alaska, has been held by the Collector of Customs, for having about 2,000 gallons of claret wine aboard, the importation of which, into Alaska, is forbidden by the laws of the United States. The" vessel's manifests made no mention of the wine being aboard. Col lector Phelps has sent to Washington for instructions. The statutes provide a penalty of $500 tine or imprisonment not to "exceed six months, the forfeiture of the liquor, and, where the value of the wine equals $400, the forfeiture of the vessel. It is believed the value of the wine aboard the Hope equals $400. Judge Aitken's Substitute. Sacramento, April 4. —The Governor today issued a commission authorizing C. W. C. Eowell, Judge of the Superior Court of San Bernardino county, to hold court in San Diego county, vice Judge John B. Aitken, disqualified. THE UNHAPPY CZAR. More Plots to Assassinate Him Discovered. Ksplosives Found on the Im perial Grounds. Traira-Wrerkers Interfere With His Hnntiag Trip. A Decoy Train Wrecked by His Wonld-Be Assassins—The Students' Riots and Other Troubles. Associated Press Dispatches.l St. 'Petersiuirg, April 4. —The police at Gatschina have discovered an explo s've on the grounds of the imperial palace. The imperial family has in consequence renounced the idea of going there to finish Lent: The Czar for two days suffered from a relapseof influenza, which compelled him to postpone his audiences. His condition is not serious. The Czar has abandoned his proposed bunting trip to Poland on account of a plot to throw the imperial train off the track. A decoy train, supposed to con tain the Czar and suite, was wrecked by rocks placed on the rails. London, April 4.—Advices from St. Petersburg reaffirm the reports of a serious condition of affairs in Russia. The Czar is suffering from nervous fever. The scheme for the Russification of Finland is received with extreme dis favor in that country. Trouble is sure to follow. All the universities of Russia have been closed by the Government. The students of St. Petersburg univer sity attacked General Grosser,. Chief it the St. Petersburg police. He was thrown to the floor and kicked by his assailants. The students declare the agitation is solely on account of educational mat ters. In the Pross they assembled and sang, "God Preserve the Czar." The Czar is greatly incensed because of the disturbances, and has signified his in tention of closing all the higher public educational establishments for a year. It is feared, however, a year's idle ness will foster the growth of the dis affection. THE PASSION PLAY. Bernhardt Wearies an Audience With Recitals From It. Paris, April 4. —Lamoreaux tonight gave a concert at which there was a crowded attendance. During the enter tainment Bernhardt, dressed in a cling ing white robe, recited portions of the Passion play, which she has recently been studying. She was assisted by Garneirt , and Bremont, and frequently applauded, but towards the end the audience be came impatient and noisy, and the author of the play, M. Harancourt, was obliged to make an appeal to them be fore they would allow the performance to proceed. RUSSIA DEMANDS PAY. Turkey Must Come to the Scratch With its New Loan. Constantinople, April 4.—Russia has notified Turkey that the sums paid on account of arrears of the war indemnity, and the security given for the payment thereof, are not sufficient, and therefore if the new loan which Turkey proposes to raise is subscribed for, she will de mand priority for the payment of her claims before the money is devoted to other purposes. The Sultan has arranged for new nego tiations with England for the with drawal of the English from Egypt. CHINA. The Emperor Goes on a Journey—A New Port Opened to Trade. Pekin, April 4.—The Emperor, accom panied by Li Hung Chang, the Chinese Grand Chancellor, and a retinue num bering 10,000 persons, has started on a visit to the Eastern mausoleum. London, April 4.—The Times's corres pondent at Shanghai says: A decree for opening Chunking has been signed at Pekin, by the British Minister, and the opening will largely develop British trade. THE BISMARCK. An American's Balloon Creates a Sensa tion at Berlin. Berlin, April 4. —Edward Damm, of the United States army, is making a sensation here by experimenting with a monster balloon for war purposes. The balloon is called the Bismarck. It is lighted by electricity, and capable of signaling at a tremendous distance. The machine will, it is said, be adopted in the German army. DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE. Many Vessels Wrecked In the South Pacific. Sydney, N. S. W., April 4.—A severe hurricane on the Pacific during March caused many disasters on the coast of New Hebrides. Several ships were wrecked at Labour. A vessel was grounded at Mallicollo, and live whites and thirty natives were drowned, while thirty others who reached shore were massa cred by the natives. A Reform in Duelling. Berlin, April 4.—ln accordance with the views expressed by the Emperor re cently, a Cabinet order has been issued forbidding duelling in the army except in cases where acouncil of men of honor, to which all the circumstances are re ferred, shall declare a duel necessary. Counting the Germans. Paris, April 4.—lt is reported that the Government has ordered a census of the Germans residing in the suburbs of the city. It is understood that these steps are taken so that German residents without means of subsistence may be sent back to Germany. Forgers Caught. London, April 4. —A gang of forgers of Spanish and Italian bonds has been caught at Trieste. The forgeries amount to 26,000,000 francs. It is stated that many well-known men of London and Paris helped to dispose of the bonds. -SsB A YEARS— Buj-r the DAir--* Herald and *>ti the Weekl7 Herald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. SET A GUN FOR HIM. How • Sacramento Youth Tried to Itemove Hie Hated Rival. Sacramento, April 4.—News of a mys terious shooting became public today. On the night of April Ist there was a party at the house of Mrs. Spencer. Charles Sexton and Miss Alice Jones, on their way there, went by the house of Mrs. Young to escort Miss Hill, who was stopping there, to Mrs. Spencer's." On their return after the party, as the three reached Mrs. Young's, Miss Hill fell back about ten feet l«hind Sexton and Miss Jones. Sexton tried to open the gate, but found a board nailed across it. He tried to remove it, when a gun was fired from the direction of the Young house. The charge passed within a few inches of Miss Jones, and the muzzle of the gun was so close to Sexton's head that he has been deaf in the left ear ever since. It appears as if the gun had been connected with the board by a wire, so as to explode when the board was moved. A warrant has been issued for the son of Mrs. Young for the crime. He was infatuated with Miss Hill, and it is believed he was jealous of Sexton and wished to remove him. A Rape Fiend Lynched. Kosse, Tex., April 4.—William. Wil liams, colored, was taken from a guard who were removing him from this place to Groesbeck, by a masked mob late last night, and lynched. Williams outraged a little daughter of Charles Griffin a few days ago. The girl is in a critical con dition . Racing at Lodi. Low, Cal, April 4.—At the opening of the races at Lodi trotting park today, Pope's Frank won first race and first money; Pope's Black Prince second money, and Dougherty's Eva third money. Time, 2:56. The" races will be continued tomorrow. TAMAGNO'S ECONOMY. HE GETS UP EARLY TO SAVE A. DAY'S ROOM RENT. The Great Tenor Made the Laughing" Stock of a New York Hotel Through His Parsimony. New York, April 4.—Tamagno, the famous tenor, goes back to Europe on the La Normandie tomorrow. He came near leaving some- costumes behind on account of a debt of seven dol lars, which he avowed be would not pay. A settlement was effected only after Tamagno had made a scene and caused himself to be made a laugh ing stock by the other guests. The reckoning came yesterday, and Tamagno rose early to save the daily rent of his apartments. Before 7 o'clock he went to the office and called for his bill. There was a stormy time and Landlord Martin, after telling Tamagno what he thought of him, gave him the option of paying the $7 or being proceeded against under the inn-keeper's act. The money was paid. Although the steamer will not sail till tomorrow, Tamagno has had his luggage taken to the dock and put on board, and he stayed there himself. TO EXPLORE FOR OIL. Largest Petroleum Fields in the World in Canada. Winnipeg, April 4.—The Dominion Government will shortly organize an ex pedition, headed by American experts, to explore the oil regions in the far north, near Athabasca. Prof. Dawson says : If the indications are correct, Canada has the largest oil bearing district in the world, comprising nearly 150,000 square miles, and as the indications extend down the McKenzie rived below Athabasca the above area may only be a part of the oil-bearing country. A NICE LITTLE PROGRAMME. Republicans to Allow San Diego to Nom inate the Next Congressman. San Francisco, April 4. —Hon. James P. Goodwin, a leading Eepul. I San Diego, who is in the city hoi _ said that there would probaWy be some sort of arrangement be tween San Diego and Los Angeles in the fall campaign, whereby San Diego will support the Los Angeles candidate for Governor, and in return expect Los Angeles to endorse her nomination for Congressman. Driven to Cannibalism. Winnipeg, April 4—A letter from Hud son Bay says : There was great distress among the Indians at Lesser Slave Lake, during the winter. In some cases the redskins killed and ate their own chil dren, and dogs and all kinds of domestic animals were used for food.. Many In dians died. A Damaging Mine Fire. Shamokin, Pa., April 4.—The fire in Cameron colliery is beyond control. The entire mine, comprising twenty-five miles of galleries,will have to be flooded. It will take six days to flood it, and nearly a year to repair the damage. Eyraud Not Captured. El Paso, Texas, April 4.—There is no truth in a rumor that Eyraud, the Paris assassin, was caught at Paso del XorU. The oflicials on both Bides of the river deny it. If captured at all it r been at Presidio del Norte, Texas. Supreme Court Coming. San Francisco, April 4.—The Justices of the Supreme Court, accompanied by the clerk and deputy clerk, will leave tomorrow morning for Los Angeles, where they will hold two weeks' ses sion. The French in Dahomey. Paris, April 4.—ln an interview Etienne, Minister of Colonies, said the French forces in Dahomey would shortly attack Wydah, the coast "town, where the Dahomeans obtain arms. W. C. T. V. Crusaders. Kingman, Kan., April 4.—Members of the W. C. T. TJ. yesterday raided three liquor saloons, and all the liquors were dumped into the street. O'Shea Dlvoree Ca»i> Bet»l<*d. London, Av>ri! 4.—lt is rumored that the O'Shea tfivorce oa»< ■ •■ wiiioh-Pw nell ««i-«o-respondtnt, has Ix-en settled.