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f Stands for the Interests of „ Southern California. k SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 176. BEYOND THE ROCKIES Much Suffering in the Del uged South. Many Casualties Attending the Overflow. The Break at Catfish Point Causing Great Destruction. Disastrous Floods in Texas—Suicide of a Prominent Citizen of Chicago. General Gleanings. Associated Press Dispatches.] Rosedale, Miss., April s.—The new levee at Catfish point broke yesterday morning. The water is rushing through a gap tiOO feet wide. It had been looked on as weak for some time. Most of the plantations affected are already more or less inundated f Din the breaks at Easton and Huntington. Many of the best estates in the county will be flooded. It is believed no human life is endangered. Greenville Again Flooded. Greenville, Miss., April s.—The cre vasse in the levee which broke at Cattish point is now from 1,700 to 1,800 feet wide, and increasing. The water reached Greenville this morning, and tonight rose one foot in the streets, and is still rising rapidly. Washington avenue, the main business street, is now one sheet of water from the corner of Poplar street to the racetrack, and the water is making its way over. the sidewalks into the stores. A great many people had to va cate their residences to seek higher quar ters on account of the sudden rise. Planters Drowned Out. Parties who arrived from Green wood (the greater part of tlie journey being made in a skiff") describe the situ ation in the Sunflower lowlands awter rible. At an astonishing speed tlie water is spreading over a vast extent of im proved and cultivated lands and forcing out tlie planters, many of whom would have been, at the end of another week or so, through with planting. Houses of all descriptions and fences in long sec tions are carried aw r ay by the terrible currents, and every conceivable house hold object is seen floating down the Boguephalia swamps. Much Suffering Among the Negroes. In this neighborhood skiffs with tents are badly needed by the colored people. At every step a colored laborer, his family and his all are found, almost destitute, arrayed in garments which have seen their best days, and which afford them blW'iittle comfort and protection. If no assistance comes to these people, many will die from exposure. Food will soon be needed, and if not provided great suffering will be the consequence. The Government officers have done a great •leal of good in that section, but other localities are now showing signs of ap proaching distress. In the vicinity of Winerville a great many cattle are dying from a disease called the hollow horn. At Mound landing, seven miles below Catfish point, the river fell two feet to day, no doubt owing to the large break. The Lake Washington country and the highest points on the banks of the beau tiful lake are also rapidly disappearing out of sight, a thing which has not been known since 1854. The outlook is not hopeful for the planting of the overflowed region before May. Just as soon as the water sub sides sufficiently, it is supposed the break will be temporarily closed so that the crops may be .protected against any future rise this season. Government Officers Affording Relief. Arkansas City, Ark., April s.—As foon as the news of the break at Catfish point reached here the Government steamers Speed and Graham took sev eral barges to that point and brought away about 150 people and their effects; also a lot of stock, etc. Captain Tellin ger, of the Government servico, is on the ground doing everything he can to save life and property. Negroes Drowned. Vicksburo, Miss., April 5. —A raft containing twenty negroes who were try ing to escape from the flood, capsized in the mouth of the Rogue river. Only thirteen reached shore alive. Greenville, Miss., April s.—Yester day, while a colored man and three wo men were in a skiff, fleeing from the flood in the Rogue Camp country, the skiff commenced leaking, and before as sistance could be rendered, the whole party went down. The man had a nar row escape, but the three women were drowned. Flood in Texas. Dallas, Tex., April s.—The Trinity river, like all others, is overflowing its bottoms, and much damage is resulting therefrom by the drowning of stock. A dam broke at the unfinished city water works above the city, and now the new $2,000 pumping engine is 100 feet under water. The unfinished reservoir will sustain damages to the extent of many thousands of dollars. SELF-MURDER. One of Chicago's Mont Prominent Men Suicides. Chicago, April s.—MarciusC. Steams, one of Chicago's oldest and wealthiest citizens, attempted suicide at his resi dence today. He fired four bullets into his head, producing a wound from which recovery is impossible. The members of his family profess ignorance beyond the fact that for some time Steams has been in depressed spirits. It is sur mised that his despondency was due to the recent death ot his favorite daughter, the wife of ex-Mayor Carter Harrison. Steams Was one of the leading members of the Board of Trade, and has an estate valued at $150,000. No-Verdict in the Price Case. San Erancisco, April s.—ln Judge Finn's court, today, the jury in the case of Attorney H.. T. Price, charged with the forgery of the name of Judge Coffey to an order of court in the matter of the esbi ' welch, 'ruled to agree on fi 1 were discharged. LOS ANGELES HERALD. METHODIST GROUNDS. Bishop Goodsell Exhorts the Ministers to Get Off the Fence. New YoßK,April 5. —At the Methodist- Episcopal Conference today Bishop Goodsell, in an address, said the min isters should not sit on the fence wait ing to make up their minds which way to go. The liquor traffic was roundly denounced. Tlie Methodist church, Bishop Goodsell said, had no favors to ask from the liquor interests. It was eminently proper that the Methodist church should take the lead in the labor questions, as it was the church nearest the people. Rhode Island Elections. Newport, R. 1., April 5. —The supple mentary election today for first and fourth Representatives resulted in the election of two Democrats. It is pos 4 sible the election is not legal, as it was held under the old voting system instead of under the provisions of the new bal lot law. Later.—The supplementary elections today bring the Legislature to stand 47 Republicans, 48 Democrats. There are seventeen members yet to be elected, and of these the Republicans need seven to carry the grand com mittee. Billiard Tonrnament Opened. Chicago, April 5. —A billiard tourna ment in which Schaeffer, Daly and other celebrities are to participate, "opened to night at Central Music hall before an audience of 3,000 people. The game to night was between Siosson and Catton, the former playing 500 points to Cat ton's 250. Siosson played admirably and won with ease. Score Siosson, 500; average, 25; highest run, 435. Catton, 384 (250 added); average, 63-5; highest run, 47. A SENATORIAL POWWOW. REPUBLICAN SENATORS HOLD A CONFERENCE. The Silver Question the Chief Topic of Discussion —No Definite Conclusions Reached—Other Matters Considered. Washington, April 5.— About two thirds of the Republican Senators met in conference tonight, at the residence of Senator Chandler, to discuss the silver question. The Western Senators, those known as silver men, had the floor at first and explained their views at length, when the representa tives of the other sections expressed themselves. No marked preference for the Windom bill as against the Jones bill (reported by the Senate committee on finance) was shown. It was the gen eral opinion that the Republican Con gressmen should harmonize upon some measure of legislation on the silver ques tion, and press it to a passage at as early a date as possible. The exact provisions of this measure will probably be defined at another conference to be held in the near future. The action of the Republican mem bers of the committee on privileges and elections in requesting Chairman Hoar to prepare a national election law vva3 referred to, and it is understood to have met the approval of the conference. The status of the anti-Trust bill was discussed briefly, but its place on the programme of business where it origi nally stood first was not definitely de cided upon. When it was reported back from the judiciary committee, Edmunds said he would call it up immediately after the Montana case was concluded. A FAMIL V POISONED. Man and Wife Dead—A Servant Charged With the Crime. Chicago, April s.—George R. Newland, of Englewood, and wife died this morn ing, and his daughter is seriously ill from the effects of poison that is thought to have been administered last night. Their servant girl, Emma Stark, who is sus pected of the crime, left this morning for Laporte, Ind. The police have been telegraphed to arrest her. A girl resembling the servant bought "rough on rats" at a drug store near the scene of the poisoning yesterday after noon. A grown up son of Mr. Newland was also poisoned, but is out of danger. The girl had only been in the family employ for one day. Yesterday afternoon she complained of toothache and went to the drug store, ostensibly to get something to relieve it. It is supposed that while on this trip she procured the poison. What possible motive she could have had for the poi soning is a mystery. The doctor exam ined a can of corn from which the fam ily had partaken at supper, and does not believe there was any injurious matter in it, thus rendering more positive the belief that poison was put in their food by the girl. This evening a woman answering the suspected servant's description was ar rested at the Park theater. Sbe denied all knowledge of the poisoning of the Newland family, though positively identified by a number of persons as be ing the suspected girl. The prisoner said her real name was Mrs. William Ray, her husband, from whom she has been living apart, being a bill-poster at Fort Wayne, Ind. She tells a rambling story of having a sister who is an exact picture of her, both in appearance and dress, and who is the wife of a railroad man, Ed Favorite, at Peoria. The police took little stock in the sister story, and promptly placed the supposed poisoner behind the bars. Tug-of-War Contest. New York, April s.—The second tournament for the Amateur Athletic Union's light-weight tug-of-war cham pionship of the United States resulted tonight in a victory for the Acorn Ath letic Club of Brooklyn. The Yale team was obliged to withdraw, Princeton ob jecting to it as professional. Princeton was second. Berkeley, Star and English- America were the other competitors. Oregon Republican Primaries. Portland, Ore., April 5. —Returns up to midnight from the Republican pri maries show that the Lotan faction will control forty-seven of the seventy-seven delegates to the County Convention, while the Simon ticket elected but twenty. Other precincts which are yet to be heard from, it is believed, will in crease tlie Lotan majority. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1890. WEST COAST NEWS. Protection for California Fruits. The Woodworth Cranks Moving Out of Oakland. The Bay Cities to be Destroyed on the 14th Inst. The Transcontinental Association Finishes Its Work —Death of Father Fuqua at Pomona. Associated Press Dispatches. | San Francisco, April 5.—A letter was received today from Congressman Clunie by the State Board of Horticulture, stating that the committee on ways and means had fixed a duty on imported prunes at two cents a pound. Last year it was only one cent. A letter was re ceived on Friday from Representative Vandever, stating that his schedule of taxes on fruit had been substantially adopted by the ways and means com mittee, and that it affords ample pro tection to California-grown fruit. WOODWORTH CRANKS. Fleeing from the Doomed Cities on the Bay. Oakland, April 5. —A number of the followers of Mrs. Woodworth have sent a petition to Governor Waterman de claring that the cities of San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda are to be de stroyed by a great earthquake and tidal wave April 14th, and asking that days be appointed for fasting and prayer in all the churches throughout the" State, and that not later than April 4th all prisoners confined in jail in the three cities be removed to places of safety, and that the United States securities, etc., in the mint, banks or elsewhere be re moved for safe-keeping. St. Helena, Cal., April s.—Some thirty or forty Oakland people arrived today on the morning and evening trains and engaged rooms and cottages for temporary residences. They are dis ciples of Mrs. Woodworth, and have leit Oakland on account of the predicted destruction of that city April 14th. THE STRIKE STILL ON. Quarrymen at Rocklin Standing by Their Guns. Sacramento, April 5, —The Bee's Rock lin specialeays: The strike in the quarries is still on. No disturbances have occur red and no new men have yet been brought here to take the places of the strikers. The stone-cutters are still at work on the granite taken out before the strike, but will strike as soon as the sup ply of rock is exhausted, and refuse to work on stone taken out by non-union quarriers. It is understood an effort will be made to get men to come here from San Francisco, and that Phillips, one of the quarry owners, is in San j Francisco for that purpose. THEIR LABORS ENDED. The Meeting of the Transcontinental Association Adjourned. San Francisco, April 5. —The freight committee of the Transcontinental Asso ciation, which has been in session here during the past week, finished its labors today, and adjourned sine die. A num ber of changes in the freight rates have been made, and if ratified by the differ ent roads will go into effect about July Ist. At the session today the committee decided that all points on the Missouri river, as well as Galveston and Houston, Texas, shall hereafter be termed river points. Chairman Smith left for St. Louis tonight, and others will leave here shortly. Wicked Pugilism at Portland. Portland, Ore., April s.—Paddy Gor man, of San Francisco, and Billy Lynn, of Portland, fought here at 1 o'clock this morning. It was a hard fight. Gorman knocked Lynn through the ropes with a left-hander on the jaw in the second round, and in the third round Gorman upper-cut Lynn viciously in the stomach and knocked him out. Tom Ward, of Portland, and Bill Scott, of Astoria, fought with bare knuckles, near the White house, early this morning. Scott won in three rounds. Ward was badly punished. Father Fuqua Dead. Pomona, April 5. —[Special.]— Rev. I. . Fuqua died here this evening, at the age of seventy-six years. Father Fuqua was a minister of the Baptist church, and has lived in Southern California for forty years, during which time he has preached in most of the towns in this part of the State. His sterling honesty and sincere Christianity made him be loved by all who knew him, and his death will be deeply regretted by his many friends. Suing for Damages. Portland, Ore., Aprils.—The Union Pacific railway today began suit in the United States Distrist Court against the ship Clan Mackenzie, to recover $30,000 damages, alleged to have been caused by the collision on the Columbia river a few months ago, between the Union Pa cific steamship Oregon and the ship Clan Mackenzie. Plaintiff alleges that the collision was due to the carelessness of defendant. An Ear Cut Off. Redding, Cal., April 5. —The north bound Oregon express collided with a freight car in this city early this morn ing, derailing the car and tearing away the pilot and headlight of the engine. The car had been left partly on the side track and the main line. The ear of a passenger was almost cut off by the shock of the collision. The express was detained but a few minutes. Drowned While Intoxicated. San Francisco, April s.—This after noon the body of a drowned man was re covered from the bay, near the foot of Market street. It was identified as that of Richard Carr, who has been missing since Tuesday night. Carr was a weigher employed at the Southern Pa cific railroad depot. It is thought that he was under the influence of liquor when he fell into the bay. A LAUDABLE MOVEMENT. Guide Posts to Re Erected Across the Yuma Desert. San Dieoo, April s.—On account of the large number of deaths from thirst which have occurred on the Colorado desert between this city and Yuma a movement is on foot here to have the County Supervisors adopt a system of guide posts, the system to consist of two lines of posts, one line extending north and south, and the other east and west, and to be about a mile apart. The idea is to build them of iron, about fifteen feet high, with cross-arms telling the di rection and distance to the nearest water BUpply. TEARING CP THE TRACK. Tho Kails of a Useless Railroad al San Diego Being Taken Up. San Diego, April 5. —The Coast Steam ship Company now have a gang of men at work tearing up tlie track of the San Diego and Eastern Terminal road, thus taking possession of the rails that were taken from them last year by Carlson, and on which there is an indebtedness of $4,000. Carlson is now in Salt Lake trying to dispose of the stock of said road. Collusion or Cowardice. San Diego, April s.—News comes from Ensenada that Jack Barnes, who was a passenger in the Alamo stage held up by a lone highwayman, on March 31st, has been arrested and jailed in Ensenada on suspicion of complicity with the robber. He will be tried next week. Barnes was tlie only one with a pistol, and he says he could not get it out at the time be cause he was wedged in by men on each side of him. Coal in Mexico. City of Mexico, April s.—Rich coal discoveries have been made in Queretaro. ON THE DIAMOND. THE SENATORS AGAIN LEFT IN THE LURCH AT 'FRISCO. Oakland Once More Succumbs to Stock ton—Santa Ana Beaten by Anaheim. Interesting All-Round Playing. San Francisco, April B, —Lookabaugh twirled today for the home team in such an efficient manner that only one run was made off his delivery. In the fourth inning he made a pretty play. Godar was at the bat, and sent the ball away over the pitcher's head toward center field. Springing lightly, Lookabaugh just managed, with outstretched arm, to get the ball in his fingers, and throwing to third put out Staple ton. The catch was received with a round of applause from the grand stand. The solitary run scored by the visitors was made by lieitz in the seventh innings on a tip to the right field. Score: San Francisco, 2; Sacra mento, 1. Oakland vs. Stockton. Stockton, April 5. —The Oaklands suf fered their second defeat today at the hands of the Stocktons, being outplayed both in the field and at the bat. Cahill did the twirling for the home team, and was found safely for only six hits. Cobb was hit bard in the first six innings. He was accorded good support. Good hitting and clever base running gave the Stocktons their victory. Score : Stocktons, 8; Oaklands, 6. Santa Ana vs. Anaheim. Anaheim, Cal., April s.—The Anaheim Baseball Club defeated the Santa Ana team 13 to 0, on the home grounds, this afternoon. Harry Cummings, for Ana heim, struck out twelve men. CALIFORNIA PIONEERS. An Interesting Meeting of Survivors in Chicago. Chicago, April s.—The regular monthly meeting of the AVestern Association of California Pioneers was held this after noon in this city, and was addressed by Col. Brewerton, of San Francisco, and Hon. T. N. Hutchings, the discoverer of the Yosemite valley, j who gave many interesting incidents of early life in California. Both gentle men, together with Mrs. Frank Lewis, I of Santa Cruz county, JCalifornia, a sur j vivor of the man dinner party, were unanimously made honorary members. Col. Brewerton was a captain in the first regiment of the United States army that reached the Pacific Coast, being accompanied by Kit Carson. In a brief eulogy of Mr. Hutchings, Secretary Jackson stated | that it was through the former's efforts that the State Legislature finally gave a pension to T. W. Marshall, the dis coverer of gold in California. Mrs. Lewis, the third honorary member, was one of the party which, in 1848, was snowed up near Lake Tahoe in Nevada, while on the road to California, the flesh of dead mem bers of the expedition being used as food after their horses and dogs had all been eaten and starvation stared them in the face. The association ap pointed a committee to meet the New England California Pioneer excursionists who will arrive in Chicago next Satur day on their road to the Coast. A recep tion will be given them, to which all Californians will be welcome. Eastern Echoes. The President has recognized U. E. Holladay as Cousul of Peru, at San Francisco. Phillip W*. Goatcher, the well-known scenic artist, has brought suit against his wife for absolute divorce, on the ground of adultery. A movement is on foot in Toronto, N. J., to render some kind of substantial as sistance to Mrs. Delia Parnell. "Old Ironsides," the home of Mrs. Parnell, is heavily encumbered. The three largest marble manufac turers of Boston have notified their em ployees that on June Ist they will pay ten hours' wages for nine hours' work. The marble-workers believe the demands for nine hours a day will be generally granted without recourse to a strike. 1 Winter Breaking Up. Sisson, Cal., April s.—lt is raining steadily, the snow is melting fast and the ground is bare in many places. The timber mills and camps are getting ready to resume operations on the let of May. GERMANY'S NEW ERA The People Loth to Give Bismarck Up. How Will the New Regime at Berlin Work? The Chancellor's Retirement Possibly Not Yet Final. Seats Offered Both the Bismarcks in the Reichstag—William's Course Watched With Interest. Associated Press Dispatches. I Berlin, April s.—[Copyright, 1890, by the New York Associated Press.] — The events of the week have accentuated even more than the resignation of the Chancellor, the new era that is opening in German history. Until his actual de parture the public was loth to believe that the Emperor was in earnest in part ing with Bismarck. Henceforth atten tion will be divided between Fried richsruhe, representing the grandeur of the edifice of German unity, and Berlin, the center of the new and untried regime. It is impossible that the Em peror could have been a disaffected spec tator of the unending tribute of admira tion and respect poured in upon his discarded minister. It is reported today that he has again refused to consent to the publication of Bismarck's letter of resignation. Is Hismnrck's Retirement Final? Tlie public still decline to believe that the retirement of Bismarck is final, it being urged that he is by five years the junior of Gladstone, and may still count upon a decade of activity. The Cartel lers have offered to resign two seats in tlie Reichstag in favor of Bismarck and Count Herbert Bismarck, but it is cer tain that the ex-Chancellor and his son will not accept them at present. The Emperor having declared that he will recognize only two parties—those for and against him—will be likely to disregard the conventional party divisions, and seek the assistance of the Liberal-Cler ical coalition. Thus, Bismarck, in the event of his re-entering the Reichstag, might seem to be in the unusual posi tion of being the nominal, if not the actual, leader of the opposition. The opening of the Reichstag and the royal speech are awaited with the keen est interest. Windthorst's Demands. Dr. Windthorst claims three indis pensable concessions in return for his support of the Government—the return of all religious orders, religious teaching in the schools and the removal of dis cretionary and revocable character from all concessions made to the Catholic party. The Centrists are well aware of the strength of their position, and in tend to derive every possible advantage therefrom. According to the National Zeitung, the new military bill provides for a perma nent increase of lr>,ooo,oou marks in the annual expenditures. Colonial Affairs. For the moment colonial affairs over shadow home politics. Vonderheindt, the financial backer of the East Africa Company, recently declared that Bis marck's departure was the sign of a new and energetic colonial policy. Reichardt, the explorer," in a lecture showed that it is of the utmost import ance to secure the possession of Tabora, which place is further inland than Mpwapwa. This, and the strengthening of the treaty footing in the German sphere of interest, appears from inquiry in the most reliable quarters, to be the sole object of the Emin-Wissman expe dition. Emm has advised the conclu sion of a treaty with Bwana-Heri, in order that his assistance may be secured in advance of the English. The exact scope of the expedition is not yet known, but it is certain, however, that the Em peror will decline to consent to the adop tion of any colonial policy antagonistic to England. During the visit of the Prince of Wales the Emperor did every thing possible to show the value he attached to a close friendship between the two nations. Army Officers. The Emperor's solicitude regarding the army is further shown in an imperial order published today, to the effect that, in view of its incompetence, the reserve infantry military officers system hitherto pursued, which provides that the officers must come from tlie ranks of the no bility, must be extended to include those noble by character, in order that the sons of honorable middle-class families may bold appointments in the army. The same rules must also apply to the civil service. The Emperor further dis approves the holding of a commission being dependent upon the private in come of the aspirant, and therefore de crees that their pay be increased. At much length he enjoins the commanders to set an example of self-sacrifice to the officers and check the indulgences in un necessary inquries, the habit of making costly presents and giving frequent ban quets, etc. In conclusion, the Emperor desires that the lists of aspirants be sub mitted to him, together with the names of officers who do not conform to the rule prescribing a simpler mode of life. Inspired Articles. The Reiclwanzeiger publishes a series of articles which are supposed to be directly inspired by the Emperor, on social politics and reform. So far no definite projects are mentioned, but the tendency is toward legislation for the regulation of the working day and wage questions. The Deutsch Bank is about to issue shares in a new German-American trust company, to promote and protect invest ments in American stocks. Conference of Boulanglsts. London, April 5. —Boulanger and Lais ant, Deroulede, Laguerre, Rochefort and thirty-one other members of the Bou langiat committee, held a conference at Jersey yesterday. Upon its conclusion the committee gave a grand breakfast to I Boulanger. -3se A YEARfc— Buys the Daily Herald and #2 the Weekly Herald. IT IS NEWST AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. GERMANS IN AFRICA. Teutonic Enterprise Versus British Stupidity. London, April s.—Sir Samuel Baker, the well-known African explorer, has written a letter to the Timet indicting the British Government for a policy which, he declares, has led to the loss of all the positions gained in Africa by the enterprise of individual Englishmen. He justifies the alliance between Emm and Wissmann, and says it waß only natural that Emm should join the Ger man Government expedition, which wiU never imitate the fatal example of the English forces, advancing only to retreat. Sir Samuel points out how the Germans may, in a few months, regain the equa torial province by founding stations at Victoria Nyanza and forming an alliance with Mwanga, King of Uganda, thus eventually securing control of the White Nile at Gondakora, while Italy will be come master of the situation by gaining possession of the border and Kassala. Khartoum will then naturally fall. Cologne, April 5. —The Gazette has ad vices from Momboza, East Africa, that the mission of Lieutenant Elders to the Sultan of Mandars resulted successfully. The Sultan and eight other chiefs have hoisted the German flag. DOM PEDRO'S ILLNESS. The Exiled Monarch's Days May Soon Be Numbered. Cannes, April s.—The illness of Dom Pedro has assumed a critical phase. He was in a comatose state during the greater part of yesterday. His con dition was so serious that it was deemed necessary to administer the last sacra ment. His physician says, however, though his weakness is extreme, he is in no immediate danger. The ex-Emperor revived today and is improving. THE FORESTERS. THEIR SUPREME CHIEF RANGER COMING TO LOS ANGELES. A High Court of the Order to Be Estab lished in This City in a Few Days—A Distinguished Mohawk Chieftain. San Francisco, April s.—Doctor Oron hyatekha, of Toronto, Canada, is a Mohawk Indian, and head of the six great tribes which were formerly located in New York, but are now in Canada. He arrived here today, and will leave for Los Angeles Tuesday, for the purpose of instituting a High Court of Foresters of this State, he being the Supreme Chief Ranger of the Order of Independent For esters. After performing this work he will visit Victoria, Portland, Van couver and Winnipeg, and from there he will return to North Dakota, where he will institute another high court. FEASTED, THEN BEHEADED. A Pleasant Little Execution Party Held Recently at Hong Kong. London, April 5.— Letters received from Hong Kong report another whole sale execution in that city recently. The condemned in this case numbered six, and were the miners convicted of in citing a revolt at the Koutsion mine, at Monmeze, in the Yunan provinces. Be fore the prisoners were executed a rich banquet was served them by the Man darin, consisting of roast pork and duck, fish and rice, with abundance of Chi nese wines. The condemned were then freed from their fetters, their hands tied behind their backs, and they were led to the place of execution sur rounded by troops, who fired volleys into the air from time to time. On their arrival the death sentence was read to the prisoners, and they were then given over into the hands of the executioners. SHOT INTO THE CROWD. The Heinous Act of a Young Pittsburg Negro. Pittsburg, April s.—During a parade of the colored Knights Templar this evening, a white woman was jostled by the marchers. An unknown man ex postulated with the colored men, when a party of five young negroes, stand ing near by, took up the quarrel. One of them named Lighter, drew a revolver, and fired three shots into the crowd. The streets were full of people and two shots took effect, one striking John O'Hara, killing him instantly, and the other wounding Martin Fahr. In the excitement following Lighter escaped, but two of his friends have been arrested. A PHANTOM YACHT. Capsizing of a Mysterious Craft on Lake Ontario. Toronto, April s.—Yesterday a large yacht was sighted heading fot" this port under full sail. An hour later she seemed in distress, but before a boat could reach her she capsized. No person was found aboard the vessel, though all the circumsta ices indicated that she had been manned. The name "Idler" was painted on the stern. None of the yachtsmen in this city know anything about the yacht or her crew', all of whom it is supposed have perished. William's Army Decree. Berlin, April s.—Emperor William's decree relative to the army, is under stood to be directed against the exclu siveness of certain officers and corps, and has made a great impression, especially as the wording conveys an apparent intention to exclude Jews, Valuable Paintings Burned. Rome, April s.—Three valuable paint ings in the Maria Delia Pace church were burned today, by the upsetting of a lamp. Raphael's fresco Sibyls narrowly escaped destruction. Riforma calls upon the Government to prohibit dangerous ceremonies which threaten the loss of national treasures. Prance Blockading Dahomey. Paris, April 6.—ln order to enforce her prohibition against the landing of arms in Dahomey, France will establish a blockade along seventy-five miles of Dahomeyan coast. Refused to Honor Bismarck. Berlin, April 5.—-The leaders ot the Friesinnige party have refused to take part in the movement for the erection of a monument in honor of Bismarck.