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VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 175.
New York's Finest Sharply
Alleged Corruptness of the
The Senate Committee Urged to
World's Fair Directors Chosen—More
Breaks in Southern Levees—Other
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
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
WORLD'S FAIR DIRECTORS.
Forty-five Men Who Will Preside Over
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
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
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
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
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.
Denver, April 4. —Two thieves entered
M. J. Mitchell's jewelry store yesterday,
unnoticed, and stole diamonds valued at
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
"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
SHOT IN THE LEG.
The Leader of the Boomers Crippled for
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.
A Terrible Accident Near
Two Successive Explosions in
an Oil Tunnel.
Five Men Buried Alive and Two
All But One of the Unfortunates Dead,
Intense Excitement at the Scene
, 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.
Four Persons Implicated in the Freder
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
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.
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.
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.
A Warm Contest Being Waged by tlte
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
THE DIAMOND FIELD.
THE CHAMPIONS KALSOMINED AT
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
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
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
Ksplosives Found on the Im
Traira-Wrerkers Interfere With His
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
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
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
The Sultan has arranged for new nego
tiations with England for the with
drawal of the English from Egypt.
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
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.
Many Vessels Wrecked In the South
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.
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.
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
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
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.
HE GETS UP EARLY TO SAVE A.
DAY'S ROOM RENT.
The Great Tenor Made the Laughing"
Stock of a New York Hotel Through
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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