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f Stand? for tho Interests of " r. Southern California. A SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J VOL. XXXIII. —NO. ITS. GONE DEMOCRATIC. Municipal Elections in East- era States. The Democrats Nearly Every- where Victorious. Democracy in the Ascendant Through- out the Country. Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan Show Large Democratic Gains—Many Women Voting in Kansas. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 Cincinnati, April 7. —The vote at the ! municipal election today for Judge of j the Superior Court, Clerk of the Police i Court, Director of the City Infirmary, Magistrate and members of the Coun cil, etc., was very light. The Repub licans at midnight seem to have a ma jority of one in the Board of Education and two in the Board of Councilmen, both of which were heretofore over whelmingly Republican. The Demo crats elected all the other offices except Clerk of the Police Court. Columbus, Ohio, April 7. —The city election was quiet, not more than (it) per cent of the vote being polled. The Dem ocrats elect their entire ticket, and make substantial gains in the Council. Cleveland, Ohio, April 7. —At the municipal election today the Democrats elected the municipal ticket, comprising committeemen, various boards and jus tices of the peace. The Republicans elected twenty-two of forty aldermen. The Board of Education is a tie. The city government, however, is still in the hands pi the Republicans, except in two departments. Indianapolis, April 7. —In the town ship election today the Democrats were successful. They also swept everything at Fort Wayne. At Evansville they elected a majority of councilmen and city officials, and probably the entire township ticket. Kansas City, April 7. —Municipal elec tions were held throughout Kansas to day in cities of the fourth class. Reports from several cities indicate that the women cast ahout two-fifths oi the votes. They allied themselves generally with one or the other of the parties in the contest, but had no candidates of their own. Helena, Mont., April 7. —At the municipal election today Bradford (Dem.) was elected Mayor, Folk (Dem.) Treas urer, Saunders (Rep.) police magistrate. The City Council stands seven Republi cans, seven Democrats. EIHtERTON, Kan., April 7. —After one of *he most hotly contested campaigns ever known here, the women's ticket was elected, as fol(o%'s: Mayor, Mrs. W. H. Kelley ; Police Judge, Mrs. Thomas Ureer; councilmen, Mrs. S. E. Ewart, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Holden, Mrs. Nat Pjsp and Mrs. Brown. Detroit, April 7. —The charter elec tions were held throughout tho State today. In many instances the issues were purely of a local nature. Among the largei; places,'Kalamazoo, Ypsilanti, Marshall, Holland, Monroe and Hills dale went Republican, while Lansing. Grand Rapids, Jackson, West Bay City and Muskegon, have gone almost solidly Democratic. In tjie villages and town ships the parties are about equally divided, with slight Democratic majori ties in preponderance. IKON HIGHWAYS. Decreased Earnings of the I'anama Hall way—Directors' Meetings, Ktc. New York, April 7.—The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Pan ama railway resulted in the re-election of the old Board of Directors. The earn ings for the year '80 were $2,157,825, as against $3,000,05!) in '88. Surplus earn ings, $384,141); decrease, $706,304. The large decrease in gross earnings is due to the suspension of work on the canal in the early part of the year, which caused a cessation of nearly all local business. Chicago, April 7.—The annual meeting of the Alton road resulted in the elec tion of the oid directors and officers, ex cept A. C. Bartlett, chosen to fill the one year unexpired term of John Crerar. Topeka, Kan., April 7. —A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Hutchin son, Oklahoma and Gulf railway has re sulted in pushing forward the construc tion of the road. It is reported that the r*ad will be operated by the Union Pa cific. Lincoln, Neb., April 7. —A contract was Bigned today whereby the Burling ton and Missouri road will build a new line from the crossing of the Cheyenne river, Wyoming, to Deadwood, South Dakota. The extension is 100 miles long- Public Schools and the Bible. New York, April 7. —The committee of the Methodist Episcopal Conference, in its report, repudiated the recent de cision of the Supreme Court regarding the reading of the Bible in the public schools as "un-American and pagan, and a menace to the perpetuity of our institutions." It held that it was the duty of Christian citizens to deny that the Bible was sectarian, and claim* for it a place wherever the State attempts to educate youth for the duties of citizen ship. I.lent. Steele's Case. Washington, April 7.—General Scho field said today no information would t>e given to the press in regard to the Bteele-Wild court-martial case, until it has been finally disposed of, which will not be for several days yet. The im pression prevails in certain quarters that Lieut. Steele was found guilty of techni cal assault, and sentenced to short sus pension from rank and duty, and to be reprimanded. Oldest Engineer In the World. Baltimore, April 7. —William Gallo way, who ran the first locomotive on the Baltimore and Ohio road, is dead. He retired in 1887, and was probably the oldest locomotive engineer in the world. At the time of his death he was 81 years old. LOS ANGELES HERALD. SERVICE PENSION. Congressman Koothnian Introduces a New Hill on This Subject. Washington, April 7.—A Service Pen sion bill introduced today in the House .by Boothman provides substantially aft j follows: It grants a service pension of '• one cent per month for each day of ser ! vice to every man who served in the I Union army during the late war, with : out regard to age. It provides that those J soldiers who now receive disability pen i sionp may, if they choose, relinquish I their disability pension ami accept a ser j vice pension. The widows of those ; drawing service pensions are thus placed !on the rolls at $Bper month during their j widowhood, but have the right to prose cute and obtain a pension under the ! present law by showing that their hus j band died from disability contracted in j the service ami line of duty. The bill ! also grants pensions of $3 a month to I minor children under Itl years of age, of soldiers who die while draw ing a pen sion, and if any children are so helpless i«B to require the help of another per son, the pension is to continue during this helplessness. If a widow dies or remarries before her children attain the ! age of Hi, her pension is to be paid to j them until they attain that age. A BKOKEK KKOKK. Too Much Shortness In May Wheat Swamped Him. j St. Louis, April 7.—Moses Fraley, a I well-known broker, is again in financial j trouble. He had been the heaviest short [in the May wheat market for a month past', and today the course of the market i proved too much for him. A failure to j respond to the margin calls was the first I intimation the trade had that he was in ! trouble. He had laid down his con- I tracts, as he had twice before, refusing !to carry them any further. Fraley had I been a strong bull and firm believer in . higher prices. As the market did not go | his way he suddenly turned bearish. ; The market has been going against him, j and culminated today in an advance of I two cents. The news of the failure caused I considerable excitement on 'change. CONGRESSIONAL NOTES. j VARIOUS MEASURES ACTED UPON IN COMMITTEE. I A Pension Recommended for Mrs. Delia Parnell—Mutilated and Worn Silver to Be Recoined—Proposed Ship Canal. Washington, April 7. —The House com mittee on appropriations has completed ! its Legislative, Executive and Judicial J appropriation bill, which carries an ag • gregate appropriation of $20,8(>4,326. ! To Pension Mrs. Delia Ptrnell. The House committee on pensions has ordered a favorable report on the bill granting a pension to Mra. Delia Parnell, daughter of the late Admiral Charles Stewart and mother of Charles Stewart Parnell. The original bill, which pro vided $100 per month, was amended to $50. Ke-coinage of Worn Silver. j The House committee on coinage, | weights and measures today authorized i a favorable report on the bill for the re j coining of worn, mutilated and uncur j rent subsidiary coins of the United j States. It is provided that silver coins of less denominations than $1 shall I hereafter be legal tender in sums not ex j ceeding $20 in all payments of public | and private debts, and "if held by a na i tional bank, may be counted as part of ■ its lawful reserve. Niagara Ship Canal. The House committee on railways and canals has ordered a favorable report on the bill providing for the construction by the United States of a ship canal around Niagara Falls, $1,000,000 to be appropriated to begin the work, under the direction of the Secretary of War. the total cost to lie $23,600,000. It is to be twenty-three miles long. It is urged as a war measure, the only means of getting around the falls now being the Wei land canal, which will be closed against the United States in case of war. It is to follow lines already surveyed. EASTEKN ECHOES. At the office of Drexei & Morgan, it is stated that cable advices announce the condition of J. S. Morgan worse, aud that he is not expected to live. The Indians on ('ourt D'Oreillcs reser vation, numbering 1,500, are suffering for food, and the aged and infirm are lia ble to die of starvation unless supplies are received at once. At Dallas, Texas, in consequence of the inundation of the machinery at the city water works, there is almost a water famine prevalent. The electric light power is off", and the city is in darkness. At New York the jury declared Miss Harriet Coffin insane. She is the grand daughter and heiress of the late Judge Coffin, of Cincinnati. She has been about a year in a private asylum on ac count of her eccentric behavior toward Kyrle Bellew, the actor. Joseph F. Meeks, referee in the Flack case, has surrendered himself to undergo a sentence of thirty days in jail. He says the judgment of the court has wor ried him, and he prefers to undergo sentence rather than be disappointed in the decision of the Court of Appeals. The directors of the Equitable Bank of New York have decided to close its doors. One of the directors claims that of late the bank has been losing money. The deposits dropped down to a figure where there is very little profit for the concern. The depositors have been noti fied to withdraw their money. A LOOSE CHARACTER. The Chicago Borgia Proved to be a Bad Lot. Chicago, April 7. —The .Coroner's in quest into the cause of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Newland, of Englewood, has been adjourned until the 17th in order to give time of the analysis of ths stomachs, and for some of the food par taken of at the fatal supper. The domestic, Mamie Starke, played the in sanity dodge for a time this morning, and afterwards told some more contra dictory stories. She professed to be able to find the box of poison where she threw it, but, on being taken to the spot, failed. She has been proven to be a loose character, having been intimate with different men of Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Chicago. TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1890. COAST CULLINGS. A Big Jail Delivery at Spo- kane Falls. Nineteen Prisoners Make Their % Escape. Assembling of the Southern Pacific Magnates. How ths Offices Will be Apportioned at the Directors' Meeting—A Would- Be Postmaster Arrested. Associated Press Dispatches. | Spokane Falls, April 7. —Nineteen prisoners confined in the county jail piade their escape early this morning. Immediately after the jailor made his rounds at midnight, the bars were wrenched off, and four prisoners crawled through the break they had made. The wick of a lamp burning in the window sill, was turned up high, and a cry was raised by the other prisoners for the jailor to come and put out the light, or the lamp would explode. Turnkey Beard responded to the cries, when he was felled to the floor by a blow on the head from one of the prisoners. The others then came out from their hiding place, assisted in binding the jailor with ropes and gagging him. After liberating the prisoners in the upper tier they made their escape, locking the jail gates behind them. The jailor lay in this position about two hours, when one of the remaining pris oners reached through the bars of his cell and untied his hands. Sherill' Hincheliffe was awakened by the noise and quickly summoned a posse and started in pursuit. At a late hour tonight three of the prisoners were cap tured. SOUTHERN PACIFIC MAGNATES. Hon the Offices Will be Apportioned on Thursday. San Francisco, April 7.—C. P. Hunt ington said today lie was not prepared to speak on the subject of new railroad extensions by the Southern Pacific Company. No new road was to be built north of Portland, Oregon, nor was a long line in Eastern Oregon contemplated. In his opinion it would be a foolish thing to parallel the Union Pacific's line in Oregon, for the same reason that it would be foolish for the Union Pacific to parallel the Central line; neither enterprise wouLi pa3'. The annual meeting of the stockhold ere of the Central Pacific Company will •be held tomorrow and AVedmfeuay. IT ie stockholders of the Southern Pacific Company will also meet, and a meeting of the directors of the Southern Pacific Company will be held Thursday. These meetings will result simply in the formal transaction of business al ready determined upon by Messrs. Stanford, Huntington, Crocker and Stillman. in their recent conference in the East. At the directors' meeting Thursday several Important changes in offices will be made. As already announced, Senator Stanford will retire from the presidency which he has held so long, and C. P. Huntington, now first vice president, will succeed him. Colonel C. F. Crocker will become first vice-presi dent, A. N. Towne second vice-president, and J. C. Stubbs will be elected third vice-president, and the office of fourth vice-president, which was created spe cially for Mr. Stubbs a few months ago, will be abolished. NTCAKAGUA CANAL. The First Contract Let on the Big Ditch. San Francisco, April 7. —A telegram was received from New York today, by I. B. Harris, announcing that the first contract let by the Nicaragua Canal Company had been secured by C. P. Neat & Co., of which firm he is a part ner. "Our present work," said Harris, is to build ten miles oi railroad from the mouth of the San Juan to the canal locks of the Atlantic divide. The work will occupy about three months' time, and will cost about $100,000 or $200,000. Over this railroad will be transported the powerful machinery used in exca vating the great ship locks, and in cut ting through the Atlantic divide. "SCAB" MOLDKHS. Another Batch of Them lirought From the East. San Francisco, April 7. —A special train bearing thirty-six iron-molders from Philadelphia arrived here this morning to go to work in the foundries in this city now affected by the strike. As soon as the train arrived at Oakland mole, the new men were met by a delegation of the Molders' Union, and several of them were induced to join the strikers; the others were taken across the bay in tugs and sent to the foundries. Election Contest Dismissed. Sacramento, April 7. —In the Superior Court, this afternoon, the contested elec tion case of Neagle against Comstock was dismissed by Judge Hunt, of San Francisco, on motion of plaintiff's attorney. Neagle is a mem ber of the Republican city central com mittee, and made complaint that unfair means were taken to defeat Eugene Gregory for Mayor. A letter was read from Gregory asking for a dismissal of the suit. Portland's New Hotel. Portland, Ore., April 7. —"The Port land," the new hotel just completed, at a cost of over half a million dollars, was formally opened today. The structure is of brick and stone, and occupies a full block two hundred feet square ; is six stories high and contains accommodation for 450 guests. The management of the hotel is under Charles Leland. formerly of Niagara Falls, N. Y. A PostofHoe Candidate Arrested. Oceanside, Cal., April 7. —John Mitchell, a well-known candidate for postmaster, was arrested tonight by United States Marshal Gard on the charge of sending obscene matter through the mails. CARPENTERS' STEIKE. Seven Thousand Men Lay I>own Hammer and Saw In Chicago. Chicago, April 7. —The carpenters' strike took place this morning, accord ing to programme. It is estimated Ui t between five and six thousand are out. Carpenter work on nearly all large jobs is brought to a standstill. The strike is for eight hours as a day's work, wages 40 cents an hour. No trouble is re ported from any quarter yet. Tonight it, is estimated that ahout 7,000 men are out. In some places the bricklayers went out with the carpen ters out of sympathy, and it is reported the entire body of bricklayers will lie called out unless the trouble is settled within a week. In any event nearly all the other building trades will have to stop j work soon unless the carpenters' strike jis settled. In that event 50,000 men | will be idle. Some contractors, wishing •to complete the work on hand, today offered to accept the men's terms, hut the | brotherhood is after the Builders' Asso l elation, and refuses to let anyone return Ito work until that body has" recognized ! tiie union. President Goldie, of the I Builders' Exchange, thinks it will be at j least a week before the strike is settled, j A conference, lasting until an early ! hour this morning, between the master | and journeymen plumbers, resulted in I mutual concessions and a compromise. This strike will end today. The terms lof agreement are not given out, but it is | understood the journeymen abandoned I their demand for a uniform scale for all i workmen, and will accept grades from $3.50 to $3.75. The apprentices will alto I get a raise. Speculated In Storks. Philadelphia, April 7. —The manager of the branch office of Sistare's Sons, stated tonight that he understood that the late Mr. Hilger speculated in stocks through Philadelphia brokers, and lost a large amOunt of money, lie thought it would reach the sum stated in the New York dispatches ($250,000). The family deny the rumor that Hilger com mitted suicide. His physician says he died of typhoid fever. SWEPT BY A CYCLONE. AN IOWA TOWN WIPED OUT OF EXISTENCE. Wires Down and Particulars Hard to Ob tain—A Train of Cattle Blown Away. A Kentucky Village Demolished. Burlington, lowa, April 7. —A report reaches here late tonight by railroad wires that Prophetstown has been par tially blown away by a cyclone and that many people were killed. No other par ticulars can be learned, as the wires are now prostrated by the storm. Inquiries sent in all directions up to 1 o'clock have failed to bring further par ticulars of the storm at Prophetstown. The first report, through the railroad people, was that a stock train was just leaving town when the storm struck it, forty cars being blown away. The re port also stated that the town was al most completely swept away. It seems doubtful if the report can be verified to night. Prophetstown is on the Clinton branch of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad in Whiteside county, and is one of the oldest towns in the State. It has a population of 800 inhabitants. Chicago, April 7. —It seems impossi ble to get further news from Prophets town. The wires in that vicinity are down. The railway people think the situation is not so serious as has been reported. Up to 3:15 a. m. efforts to get further information about the actual state of affairs at Prophetstown were futile, and it is not likely anything can be learned tonight. An extremely severe thunder and lightning storm raged throughout Northern lowa, Illinois and lower Wis consin tonight, but no serious damage is reported from any other point. This leads to the belief that the report from Prophetstown may he exaggerated. Louisville, April 7. —It has jußt been learned that Harper's Ferry, Henry county, was almost completely de stroyed by the tornado. The village, composed of less than two dozen houses, is a considerable distance from any rail road. All the houses were blown down and the inhabitants buried beneath the ruins. Two persons were killed and seven or eight badly injured. KENTUCKY X 11.1. Kits. Howard-Turner Factions Bury the Hatchet—Fresh Killings. . Louisville, April 7. —At Harlan court house today the Spurlocks, Days and others of the Howard-Turner feud held a conference and agreed to lay aside their quarrel. It was agreed that if any fur ther assassinations occurred, both sides should unite to bring the murderer to punishment. At Chamber's station, near Mount Sterling, yesterday, Will Barnes and Kelly Day were killed by Albin Barnes and George Stephens. The Barneses were cousins, and the shooting grew out of an old feud. Day was a bystander without any share in the quarrel. Albin Barnes is fatally wounded. A Walk-Over for Schaeffer. Chicago, April 7.—The billiard game tonight between Schaeffer and Daly was a walk-over for the former. Daly was allowed a handicap of 200 points, but was quickly distanced. Score: Schaeffer, 600; average, 29 7-17; best runs, 100, 90, 95, 63. Daly: Total, 90; average, 5 5-17; best runs, 18, 15, 13. In the afternoon Ives and Heiser played, Ives winning, 275 to Heiser's 139" Ives averaged IS 15-20; best run 70. Heiser's average was 0 0-9; best run 45. Hallway Manager jvesigneo. Seattle, Wash., April 7. —Frederick W. Holbrook, manager of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern, today tendered his resignation, to take effect May Ist', when the position will be abolished and the duties of the office assumed by the managing trustee, A. E. Dunham. Bids for a rostofflce Site. San Francisco, April 7.—The United Status Commissioners of Public Build ings of San Francisco have advertised for bids for the sale of a site for a post oil oe, in this city. Bids will be opened hers April 22,1890. FOREIGN FLASHES. Prince Bismarck Granted a Pension. The Herman Troops Will Don New Clothes. Radical CliHiiires in the Military Fili form Adopted. Offenders of the Czar Exiled to the Caucasus-Death of a Noted Italian Prince. Associated Press Dispatches.] Berlin, April 7.—Bismarck has been granted a pension of $0,750. A clerk named Bunk has been sentenced to three months' imprisonment for at tempting to extort money from the ex- Chancellor. Marked changes are about to be made in the uniform of the German army. Conspicuous among them will be the abolition of the famous Prussian mili tary cap, and the adoption of one made from the American pattern. The stand-up collar is also doomed. These and other innovations are to follow the introduction of smoke less powder, and are intended to add still further to the invisibility of the soldiers. Evan the picturesque red hus sars and other gaily dressed regiments will have to lie reclothed. It appears that the Emperor's recent order with reference to commissioned officers iv the army does not increase the pay, but lowers the scale of private in comes necessary to secure commissions. Hereafter aspirants for commissions in the rifles, foot, artillery and pioneers need have incomes of no more than forty-five marks monthly; those who seek commissions in the" field artillery seventy-five marks monthly, and in the cavalry 150 marks monthly. An Aeronaut's Adventure. London, April7.—An American named Matthews attempted to drop from a balloon by the aid of a parachute, at Croydon, today, and came very near losing his life. He became entangled in the cording of the airship, and dangled helplessly underneath the balloon, meanwhile drifting away while gradually descending. In this way Matthews was carried several miles, and finally lodged on the peak of a roof, from which he was rescued. He was badly cut, scratched and bruised. A Peruvian Rioter Squelched. Lima, Pejra, April 7.—Sefior P\e>ela, ex-Dictator, finding that he stood no chance of winning in the coining Presi dential election, attempted to stir up riots in this city. He was promptly committed to prison by the Government, whose action has the entire support of public opinion, which refuses to tolerate any more such lawlessness. Following the Christian Example. Rome, April 7. —Emperor Menelek, of Abyssinia, has written a letter to Prime Minister Crispi, authorizing Italy to represent him at the Brussels Anti- Slavery Congress, affirming the inten tion of Ethiopia to follow the example of the Christian nations to repress the slave trade. A Prisoner in the Caucasus. Vienna, April 7.—Madame Tchebri kova, who was reported to have been exiled for her letter to the Czar, is now at Penza, in the Caucasus, under strict police watch. She was conveyed thither hurriedly in a carriage without win dows. She was constantly guarded and not allowed to speak to any one. Another Exile. London, April 7.—Grand Duke Mich ailovitch, second son of Grand Duke Michael and aid-de-camp to the Em peror, has been ordered to the Caucasus for three years. This is due to his op position to the Czar in the projected marriage between his cousin and a daughter of Count Ignatieff. Outrages in Crete. Canhia, Crete, April 7. —Turkish troops pillaged churches and insulted christians in the province of Candia. At the request of the foreign consuls the (kivernor ordered an inquiry into the outrages. Tupper Returns to Washington. Ottawa, April 7. —Chas. Tupper, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, will leave for Washington this afternoon. The negotiations in reference to the Bering sea matter will be resumed this week. McLean's Challenge Accepted. Sydney, N. S. W., April 7. —Kemp has accepted challenge to row a race on the Paramatta river. The race will take place three weeks after the contest between Kemp and Matterson. Death of Prince Andrea. Rome, April 7. —Prince Giovanni An drea, of Valmontane and Melfi, head of the house of Doria Pamphili Landi, died today at the age of 4(5, from the effects of a surgical operation. Stanley En Knute to lirnsselg. Cairo, April 7. —Stanley left today for Brussels. A St. Louis Failure. St. Lot T n>, April 7. —It is reported that Moses Fraley, a leading grain speculator of this market, has suspended. There is no estimate of the amount involved. Margins today ran up on him to the amount of $210,000. This was more could stand. Fraley has for some time held a stock of cash wheat in this market, amounting now to about 1,280,000 bushels. He is short, however, at least 2,000,000 bushels in his transac tions in futures. It is expected that he will settle at about 79 cents. Col. Donohue's Will. San Fbancisco, April 7. —The will of the late Col. J. Mervyn Donohue, Presi dent of the San Francisco and Northern Pacific Coast railroad, was formerly admitted to probate today in Marin county. No contest of the will was filed. £53— t&J -4J t& qjj —tgr-tof- -~*sS A YE ARK- j ' Buys the Daily Herald and . »)2 the Wkekly Herald. J , IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J VOi fOi- -O, .O. A -o. .uS FIVE CENTS. CANADA ON WHEELS. Northwest Delegate* Make Some Sugges tion- aa to Immigration. Ottawa, Ont., April 7.—The North west delegates who had been in session two weeks before separating, today sub mitted a number of suggestions to the Minister of Agriculture for promoting immigration to the Northwest. They propose that the Government send farmer representatives of the different nationalities settled in the Northwest, to their respective countries to post their countrymen upon the resources and adaptability of Canada, and their own success in their new homes. They asked, among other things, that the Government grant a bonus to any com pany or corporation who shall secure the location in the country of one bona fide settler; that the Government send through Great Britain an exhibition car containing samples of Canadian cerials, fruits, minerals, etc. CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD. Grave Charges Against a Government Official. TxHLIQUAH, I. T., April 7.—The In dian Arrow, a newspaper, publishes charges that John W. Wallace, special disbursing agent of the Interior Depart ment, has conspired to defraud the Shawnee and Delaware Indians and freedmen in the strip Jof the Govern ment annuity soon to become due, about $75,000. It is also charged that Wallac haß identified himself with a gang wh« > have planned the enrollment of severe' thousand negroes from other States r - citizens, entitled to the annuity. This would necessitate, the Arrow says, an appropriation of fully $150,000 more for annuities than required. The Cherokee officials are going to have an investiga tion. The Death Roll. Boston, April 7.—Colonel Long, finan cier, died suddenly this afternoon. St. LbuiS, April 7.—Winslow Junction, president of the St. Josenh, St. Louis and Santa Fe railroad died today of paresis. SPRING RACES. SUMMARY OF EVENTS YESTER DAY ON THE TURF. Spring Meetings at New Orleans and Washington—A Matinee at Memphis. The British Turf—Races at San Jose. San Jose, Cal., April 7.—The Santa Clara stake, 7-8 mile, sweepstake for all ages—Five horses started; Daisy D won by a length in 1 :29J£; Jubilee sec ond, Oro third. Laurelwood Farm stake. 1 Jg miles— Faustine won in 1:59 ; Jack Brady sec ond, Welcome third. Lamolle House stake for three-year olds, one mile—Pliny passed under the wire three lengths ahead oi Muta, with Baggage following. Time I:44>g. Milpitas stakes, for all ages, half-mile heats—First, dead heat between Sunday and Carmen. Newall was taken off. Painkiller and Narvice took hie place. Two straight heats were won by Pain killer, both in 0:49, which gave "him the victory. New Orleans Jockey Club. New Orleans, April ".—Weatherclear and warm ; track first-class condition. Five furlongs—Sena A. won, Pete Harlan second, Story-Teller third; time, 1:02. Six furlongs—Tom Karl,won, Skobe loff second, Semaphore third; time 1:11. Five furlongs—Lilly Lochiel won, Fremont second, Miss Frances third; 1 :02}4. Handicap, three-year-olds, mile—Joe Rlackburn won, Hardee second, Lady Blackburn third; time, 1 :44. Handicap, seven furlongs—Friendless won, Tudor second, Buckler third; time, i m%. llennlng's Course. Washington, April ".—Benning's race course: Weather fairly good; track ex cellent. Five furlongs—Patrocles won, Vivid second, Aquasco third; time, 1:04. Mile—Beck won, Pelhani second, Fan nie H. third ; time, 1 :42. Half-mile—Best Boy won, Cerise Colt second, £US ton third ; time, :5l). Three-year-olds and upward, six fur longs—Nina W. won, Louise second,Shot over third ; time, I:l6££. Handicap, mile and one-eighth, over five hurdles—Bassanio won, Jim Murphy second; Dochart fell at third hurdle and did not finish; time, 7:20%. A Matinee at Memphis. Memphis, Term., April 7. —The mat inee at Montgomery park was attended by 1,000 persons". Track good. The regular meeting begins Saturday next. Two-year-olds, half mile—Too Sweet won, Black Knight second, Kose How ard third; time, 0:52. Six furlongs—Fan King won, Enter prise second, Deer Lodge third; time, 1:17!^. Mile—Joe Walton won, Ernest Race second, Mamie Fonso third; time, I:46}^. The Krltish Turf. London, April 7. — Kempton park, Eastern handicap, won by Brecea. Manchester, April 7. — Lancashire handicap steeple-chase, won by Alex. Sale of Racers. New York, April 7. —The race-horses belonging to William McMahon & Co. sold thia morning at the Boulevard riding academy. The most important sales are: Kolian, William Easton, $3,400; Speedwell, eh. m., Edward Gar rison, $2,500; Falcon, bl, g., O'Farrell, Brooklyn, $2,450; Kempland, Mattie Corbett, $3,200. BEET SUGAR. Great Interest Taken In this Important Industry. New Orleans, April 7. —The steam ship Nymphala has arrived here from Hamburg, Germany, loaded with elab orate machinery for the beet sugar fac tory now under construction at Grand Island, Neb. She also brought upwards of gO tons of beet seeds. Several tons of these seeds go forward to the Agricul tural Department at Washington, as the department has had applications for seed up to the present time from over 2,000 farmers, and applications are con stantly coming in, which shows the in terest taken regarding this new and very important industry to the farmer m America.