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™ Stands for the Interests of l i Southern California. A k SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. ,J Wi i» i» rta- '.. ,o a .oS VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 178. FURIES OF THE AIR. Thunder, Lightning, Hail find Rain. Ohio Is Swept by a Terrific Cyclone. Much Property Destroyed and Several Lives Lost. Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Colorado Also Visited by Destructive Storms. Associated Press Dispatches. I Cleveland, ().. .April B.—A cyclone struck Norwalk, Ohio, about 5 o'clock this afternoon. The storm came from the northwest and swept a track about a mile wide from the eastern limits of the city, quite a long distance in the country. The umbrella factory of Bprague & French, in which about thirty young women were employed, was practically demolished. Many of the girls escaped, but others were caught. Dora Palmer, aged 1!', re ceived fatal injuries. Nellie Harding, Miss Brush and several others whose names are not given, received severe in juries. A number of barns and other small buildings were wrecked. Trees were uprooted and fences torn down in all directions. At 7 o'clock another terrible storm visited the city, the wind blowing and hailstones as large as hickory nuts fall ing, smashing windows and demolishing greenhouses. Much damage by the storm is reported all around Norwalk. At Other Points In Ohio. Cleveland, <)., April B.—A terrific rain storm visitedOberlin, Ohio, tonight, Hooding the cellars of the business houses on College street to a depth of four feet. The water rose rapidly in Plum creek, and the people on the flats expect to be compelled to leave their homes before morning. East Liverpool, Ohio, April 8. —A severe wind and lightning storm passed over tliia city this evening. The Metho dist church was badly damaged, its steeple being demolished. The central telephone exchange switch boards were burned out by lightning, and all tele phone service interrupted. Sai.em, Ohio, April 8. —A cyclone struck the nail mil I this afternoon, tak ing off the roof and stack, and slightly injuring several workmen. Collins, Ohio, April B.—A very heavy wind storm passed over this city this afternoon. Fifteen dwellings were de stroyed and several people were injured, two of whom will die. In Indiana. Inoianai-olis, Ind., April S. —Tonight's storm did considerable damage in Win amac, Lafayette and Fort Wayne. At the latter place Mrs. Ida Miller was killed by lightning. Tornado in Michigan. Detroit, Mich., April 8. —A tornado visited several cities and towns in the southern portion of the State at an early hour this morning, doing considerable damage. At Charlotte a number of residences, two mills and a great many out-buildings and chimneys were demol ished, but fortunately no one was Beri ously hurt. In Trowbridge township. Alleghany county,four or five farm houses and out-buildings were destroyed and six people painfully hurt. Great havoc was wrought in the outskirts of Battle Creek. At Kalamazoo a school house and many residences were badly damaged. At Mount demons a number of homes were partially wrecked, anil Mrs. Fred Eberlein was killed by lightning. Hailstorms in Illinois. Btjbunqton, la., April 8. —A Hawkeye special, from Illinois, reports that a tierce hailstorm raged this afternoon through Henderson, Hancock, Warren and McDonough counties, doing consid erable damage to fruit trees, windows, etc. Hailstones are reported in some cases, nearly as large as hens' eggs. A lively shower fell at Burlington. Roberts, Hi., April 8. —There was a tremendous hailstorm here last evening. It continued about ten minutes, and nearly all the window-glass on the west sides of the houses was broken. A great many of the hailstones were of phenom enal size, two being picked up of seven ounces weight. Several people caught out in the storm, were severely injured. The Prophetstown Storm Exaggerated. Pkopiietstow.n, 111., April B.—The As sociated Press correspondent who arrived here this afternoon finds the early re ports of last night's storm grossly exag gerated. In the track of the storm, half a mile wide and a mile long, an elevator, three houses and several barns were wrecked and a number of other build ings slightly damaged. There were no fatalities. Edward Hannond, wife and child, and the family of Clark Reynolds, were all painfully "bruised and "cut by flying debris, but none of them are in a dangerous condition. The storm struck town at about 7 o'clock last evening, and continued about ten minutes. The rain fall was two inches, and the hail was very heavy. The tornsdo was local, no other points reporting it. The property dam age here will probably amount to $20,000. t Tornado in Colorado. Denver, April 8. —A Julesburg, Col., special to the News says: A tornado visited this place this morning, doing $20,000 damage. Several business bouses and quite a number of dwelling houses in the track of the storm were blown down, and furniture destroyed or badly damaged. A number of animals were killed, but as yet no human beings are reported injured. A Sign of Prosperity. Portland, April B.—The Board of Trade of this city, which numbers 450 members, today incorporated as the Chamber of Commerce of Portland. The capital stock of the corporation is $300, --000, and they propose to put up a Cham ber of Commerce building to cost that amount. LOS ANGELES HERALD. DURF EVENTS Summary or Haste relay's Rare* at Wash- ington and New Orleans. Washinoton, April s.— Benning's races: For beaten 2-year-olds, half mile —Helen Wallace, filly, won, Cerise, colt, second, Coriolanus third ; time 51. Beaten 8-year-olds and upwards, six furlongs—Vivid won, Not Guilty second, Mamie Hay third; time, 1 :18!o. Handicap purse, one mile—Panther won, Manhattan second, Vandergrift third ; time. 1 :47. Three-year-olds and upwards, six fur longs—Pelham won, Onward second, Blue Line third; time, 1:19. Four-year-olds and upwards, mile and sixteenth—Sbotover won, Cornelia sec ond, Village Maid tbird; time, 1:55. New Orleans, April 8. —Weather clear; attendance good ; fast truck. Selling, live furlongs—Maggie B. won, Mary J. second, Peanut third; time, 1 MX. Purse $260, six furlongs—Dakota won, Sena second, Vatican third; time, 1 :15V. Selling, five furlongs—Dakota won, Vatell second, Captain King third; time, 1:02>.f« Free handicap, mile—Lucy P. won, Alphonso second, Jack Cox third ; time, 1 :42. Boston club stakes, nine-sixteenths mile—Monte Bosa won, Annie Brown second, Ferryman third; time, 0:5(i. Manchester, April B.—Jubilee handi cap hurdle race, won by Ben Hur. To Visit Arkansas. Washinoton, April 8. —The House" committee on elections has appointed a sub-committee to visit Arkansas and col lect testimony relative to the contested election case of Clayton vs. Breckinridge, of the Second district, and the alleged assassination of Clayton. CAPITAL CULLINGS. DOES UNCLE SAM NEED LINE-OF BATTLE SHIPS? Naval Appropriations Discussed—Bids on New Cruisers Advertised For—Ran dall's Condition—Congressional Notes. Washington, April B.—While the House was in committee of the whole to day on the naval appropriations bill, Sayres, of Texas, said the report of the committee did not sufficiently explain the provisions relating to large battle ships. The committee had authorized the construction of vessels that would cost eighteen million dollars, and yet it appropriated but five millions to con struct them, as well as the vessels already in course of construction. Peters, of Kansas, criticised the pro visions of the bill for providing for battle ships. What was the object ot providing these ships ? Boutelle—To fight. Peters—To fight, where? If we are to be involved with any foreign nations the war will not be on the Atlantic or Pa cific ocean. Continuing, Peters said the strongest mandate was a diplomatic mandate. Boutelle inquired whether the gentle man would send a diplomat out to meet a British man-of-war. Peters replied that we now have a navy which could carry a diplomat to any port in any foreign country. The day for battle ships on the ocean had passed. He did not believe there was any danger of any foreign nation declaring war against tbe United States. Dolliver, of lowa, said the people of the West were in favor of the recon struction of the American Navy. With them it was a matter of national pride. The country could not get along with mere diplomacy. His idea was to make the nation so strong on sea, that back of diplomacy would be the strength oi the American people, manifested not only in protecting our coast, but also in pro tecting our commerce and citizens in every part of tiie world. Rids Wanted. An advertisement was issued today from the Navy department for bids for the construction of one armored cruiser of about 8,100 tons; one protected cruiser of about 5,500 tons, and one steel practice vessel of about 800 tons. The bids will be opened June 10th. Randall's Condition. While Representative Randall's con dition has been serious for many months, he has been worse during the last two or three days, and in a critical state. His mind at times has been clouded, and he has not seemed to be aware of what was going on. This was attended by an alarming loss of vitality. This morning he began to rally and improved during the day. He was said to be better at 11 o'clock tonight. Congressional Notes. The House committee on judiciary to day completed consideration of the Tor rence bankruptcy bill, and ordered it reported favorably, with some amend ments. The committee also ordered a favorable report on the Henderson bill, amending the internal revenue laws. Representatives McClammy and Mor gan have united in a minority report in opposition to the Compound Lard bill. The minority do not feel that there is any possible justification for the pro posed legislation. If the bill should benefit the farmers, as claimed, it would benefit the farmers of the West at the expense of the farmers of the South. SHOCKING CRIME. An Enamored Swain Murders a Young Lady. Medeord, Wis., April 8. —Miss Maggie Kinney, niece of Mrs. Judge Clinton Textoii, was shot and killed today by Wilford Williams, who then shot him self, inflicting probably fatal wounds. Although not acquainted with Miss Kin ney, he claimed for some time to be in fatuated with her. Yesterday he ac costed her on the street, but she did not notice him. This morning he went to the house, and when Miss Kinney came to the door, told her she must die, and pulling out a revolver shot her through the heart. Miss Kinney was only 16 years of age. Died by His Own Hand. Chicago, April B.—Marcus C. Steams, the wealthy citizen who on Saturday last in a tit of mental depression shot himself, died today. WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL !), PACIFIC COAST. Stanford Will Remain An Officer of the Railroad. A NeW Controlling Board to Be Formed. Precautious Taken to Prevent Disas ter at Bear Valley. Governor Waterman Releases Young Jan uary from the Penitentiary—A Seven- Year-Old Boy Killed at Pomona. Associated Press Dispatches. I San Francisco, April 8. —It waa learned today that while Senator Stan ford will retire from the presidency of the Southern Pacific Company, and the gap closed by the general advance of Huntington and the other vice-presi dents, Stanford will by no means retire to insignificance as a simple director. An office of prestige will be specially created for him. Some great Eastern corporations have an executive commit tee of directors. The Southern Pacific Company will adopt this, and Stanford will be its chairman. He will thus sus tain the same relation to the company that Yanderbilt does to the New York Central, and Villard to the Northern Pacific. The meeting of Central Pacific stock holders was attended today by only seven gentlemen, but they represented 400,000 shares of stock, out of the total of 072,765. Brotherton. who is promi nently identified with the handling of American railway securities in Europe, brought with him proxies of many European owners of stock, of the com pany. The values of the stock repre sented was $40,000,000, out of a total of $67,276,500. The stockholders of a number of branch lines, leased to the Southern Pa cific Company, postponed their annual meeting until tomorrow, and it is gener ally understood they will re-elect their old boards of directors, and that the lat ter will re-elect their old officers. A PLEASANT PROSrECT. The Railroads ami Farms or California Never In Retter Condition. San Fbancisco. April 8. —General Superintendent Fillmore of the Southern Pacific Company has arrived in the city, having spent several days in a general inspection of ttie condition of the roao% throughout tlie State. He stated today that all the damage to the railroads by the heavy rains of the past winter has been repaired, and the last vestige of the storms obliterated. The country never looked better or more prosperous, said he, notwithstanding the general belief that the crops in many sections have been drowned out. Grain is showing up beautifully through the San Joaquin valley. In fact it may be predicted and that with a degree of accuracy, that this season will surpass many previous ones that have been considered good. The fruit crop bids fair to be excellent. The same condition of affairs will hold good all through the Sacramento valley and as far north as Marysville. There is but a comparatively small area of land that has been Wholly drowned out. CRUSHER- BETWEEN DBAWHEADS. Sad Death of Little Harry Goodrich at Pomona. Pomona, April 8. —[Special.]—A sad accident occurred here this afternoon, i resulting in the death of bright little j Harry Goodrich, the seven-year-old son ,of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goodrich, who I was picked up breathing ids last on the j side-track of the Southern Pacific, near the Pomona Cannery. No one saw him killed, but the cannery men, who were i running down cars when they found the little fellow, think that he was endeavor- I ing to climb on to one of the cars and ! was caught between the drawheada as • their car and > one below it came to , gether. Blood was found on the draw ] head, and little Harry had a hole | through his body, apparently made by the connecting link in one of the draw | heads. Little Harry was an only child, and the grief of poor Mr. and Mrs. Good rich—the latter an invalid—is indeed ! sad to behold. Kind friends are doing I all mortal men can do for them. JANUARY PARDONED ■ A Young Scapegrace Given a Chance to Die a Free Man. Sacramento, Cal., April B.—Governor Waterman today granted a pardon to Arthur D. January, who was sent to State's prison for ten years, for stealing nearly $00,000 from the State treasury, while he was employed as a deputy therein under his father. • The Governor was earnestly urged to grant the pardon by many prominent officials, including the judge who sentenced him, on ac count of his poor health. Young Janu ary is a victim of consumption, and his days are nearly numbered. The last Legislature voted to replace the money stolen by January. It consisted mainly of deposits in the State treasury by sev eral County Treasurers. Young January squandered the money in card-playing. Since his incarceration his wife died of a broken heart, caused by her husband's disgrace. His father left the office of State Treasurer broken in health and poor in purse, and is now setting type in a San Jose printing office. THE 'FHISCOS MEATEN. The Oaklands Open Their New Grounds With a Victory. San Francisco, April B.—The new baseball grounds of the Oakland club, near Emery station, were formally opened today by the game between the 'Friscos and the former nine. The 'Friscos sustained their first defeat of the season. The Oaklands played good ball, and their game was errorless with the exception of three errors credited to O'Neill. The errors in fielding lost the game for the 'Friscos. Cobb pitched in good form, but Young did not do so well, and struck two men with the ball. Run getting for the 'Friscos did not com mence until the sixth inning. Score: Oakland, 6; San Francisco, 4. 1890. A TIMEI.V I'RKCACTION". The Water in Rear Valley Ram Lowered to Avoid Disaster. San Beknarih.no, April 8. —A com mittee appointed by a mass meeting of residents of Mill district to investigate the condition of Bear Valley reservoir report that owing to the large quantity of snow on the .mountains above the streams which feed the reservoir, the water therein should be lowered to a depth of forty feet. The proprietors are acting on the suggestion. The Bear Val ley reservoir is one of the largest arti ficial lakes in the world. .Received Stolen Mail. San Fbancisco, April 8. —The trial of Walter Flynn, on the charge of receiving and concealing certain United Slates mail matter, of which Mail Carrier Gray had been robbed two days before, near Cotter, Trinity county, began in tne Dis trict Conrt today! Archibald McKinna and Eric Ericson were arrested for the robbery, and the former was acquitted, while Ericson escaped from custody, and is still at large. Another Convict I'ardonril. Sacramento, April B.—Governor Wat erman today granted a pardon to Edward Looney, sent, to ihe penitentiary from Butte county for five years, for the mur der of William I. Riddle, near Biggs, last year, in a dispute over a strip of land. The petition was signed by all the jurors who tried Looney, and also by many prominent county officials. Woodworth Refugee*. Vacaville, Cal., April B.—Twenty or thirty believers in Mrs. Woodworth's prophecy of a tidal wave in San Fran cisco bay, the 14th inst., have arrived here from Oakland, and will remain here for some days. Others are expected. A DUEL ON DECK. CONGRESSMAN PHELAN'S WOUNDED HONOR. He Challenges Editor Fleming to Mortal Combat—The Editor Not Inclined to Fight, Except with His Pen. ' Washington, April B.—lt is probable that a duel will be fought between Con gressman Phelan, of Memphis. Term., and John M. Fleming, editor of the Knoxville, Term., Sentinel. It seems that in replying to some criticisms by Fleming of Phelan'a school history, the Congressman said the criticisms were due to pique, because Fleming had not been given an advance copy. This Flem ing denied, and Phelan wrote an apology to Fleming's paper and also to the Mem phis Commercial, in which paper he had made the same charge. Fleming re fused to accept the apology, and in a letter, to the Commercial intimated that Phelan had practiced deception from the start. Phelan did not see this letter until his return from South Carolina, on the 6th, when he sent the following message: "John M. Fleming: "When I wrote from Aiken I had not seen your letter to the Memphis Com mercial. You are a liar, a coward and a scoundrel. Will await your message here. Come to Knoxville to arrange preliminaries. "(Signed) "Jas. Phelan." It is understood he has replied in an editorial. Fleming* Reply. Knoxville, Term., April B.—-Colonel Fleming's reply to Congressman Phelan's telegram, published in this afternoon's Sentinel, says in part: "What message, pray, do you expect from me. Did you imagine that such an ebullition of puerile rage could seriously disturb me, or did y<m intend it for a challenge to hostile combat, or had you the superlative van ity to suppose t would feel called on to challenge you? Let me assure you your epithets affect me not in the way designed. Ordinarily it would be otherwise, but inasmuch as my letter to the Memphis Commer cial, which excited your wrath, simply and incontestably proved you to have been deliberately and meanly guilty of a moral offense, you ought to see that your own scurrility is but the evidence of impotence and conscious guilt." The reply, which is a column in length, teems with sarcasm ; and in conclusion Fleming reminds Phelan that as a Con gressman and a law-maker he should be aware of the penalty incurred for giving or sending a challenge to fight a duel. Santa Barbara City Election. Santa Barbara, April B.—The city election took place yesterday. P, J. Bar- Ikt was elected Mayor. The councilmen for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth wards, respectively, are: J. B. WCntling, Frank P. Moore, Miguel F. Burke, Charles Sherman and H. B. Brastow; Assessor, A. Davis; Collector, W. S. Maris; Marshal, Dan W. Martin; Police Judge, W. H. Wheaton; Library Trustees, J. M. Short, T. B. Dibblee, S. B. P. Knox, E. S. Sheffield and John F. More. A Theater's Troubles. Denver., April B.—The Metropolitan theater, which has experienced some very hard luck since it opeaed last fall, and was last Saturday put into the hands of a receiver, was today leased for a long term by ex-Senator Tabor, pro prietor of the Tabor Grand. Mr. Tabor has installed Mr. Dick Mays as manager until the return of Colonel Peter Mc- Cort from New York. Clove Contest at San Jose. San Josh, April B.—A glove contest at the San Jose Athletic Club tonight be tween Dan Eagan, the "Montana Kid" and Tom McN'ally, of Sacramento, was won by the former in eleven rounds. The purse was $250, the loser to take $50. McNally was overmatched, receiv ing severe punishment about the face and heart, and his left eye being nearly closed. A Farmer Slain. Bloomington, 111., April 8. —A. W. Wallace, a prominent farmer of Delavan, Tazewell county, this morning quarreled with James 'Connell, a neighboring farmer, about a piece of land. Wallace fired a shot at Connell from a revolver, when Connell emptied a shotgun into Walaoe's head, killing him instantly. BRAZIL'S MODEL. Patterning After the United States. A Constitution Modeled After Our Own. A Coin in it tec of Specialists Framing the. New Measure. »The New Republic Profiting hy the Rev olutionary Fathers' Experience. Cable Flashes. Associated Pteas Dispatches. I Rio dk Janeiro, April S. —The provis ional Government having decreed all the great popular measures so long de manded by the people, such as the abolition oi slavery, (forced from the Imperial Government in 188S,) the sepa ration of the church from the state, freedom of the press, liberty of worship, secularization of public 'cemeteries, nat uralization oi foreigners, etc., is now trying to avoid the danger and incon venience that attended the adoption of tho American constitution. The men now at the head of affairs desire to be gin where the United States finished, and so take advantage of American ex perience. For this reason they have nominated a number of well-known specialists to frame a constitution,which is to be presented to the constituent as sembly. The work of registering voters (all men of 21 years of age that know how to read and write) is being pushed rapidly. The trainers hope to present a consti tution as much like the American con stitution as is consistent with the char acter o£ the Brazilian people, it will then be submitted to a direct vote of the people. It is already partially com pleted. It declares that the fatherland is one and indivisible. The republic is com ! posed of states, federal dietricts, provinces and territories; its government is rep resentative, federal and republican. Each state shall be governed by its own I laws, and the federal government shall interfere only for the purpose of guaran teeing a republican form of government, the sanction of sentences of the federal courts, and in case of rebellion. The provinces are to be regularly organized political bodies that require pecuniary assistance from the federal govern ment. The territories are unorganized or uninitiated parts of the republic. The federal districts will consist of any mu nicipality that may be chosen for a fed eral capital. The most important recent event was the resignation in a body of the Rio de Janeiro municipal incumbency, in con sequence of a decree subjecting certain of their acts to the approval of the Gov ernment. The new incumbency headed by Dr. Amaraul, has made an excellent impression by suspending the code of municipal laws framed by the old board, and which had given great dissatisfac tion. Secretary of State Blame has sent a circular to all ministers and consuls, possibly, in South America, certainly in Brazil, requesting information in regard to the means of extending American trade with their localities. If American trade is to make headway in Brazil, great improvement in the mail service is de manded. It is now very bad. RIOTING IN VIENNA. The Troops Called Out to Quell the Vienna, April 8. —At a meeting of strikers here today, the policemen were stoned by a crowd, and many strikers were arrested. Later 8,000 unemployed men held another disorderly meeting, which culminated in a serious riot. The mob demolished the police guard room in a suburb, and seriously wounded the officer in charge. They then set fire to a spirit shop and pre vented the fire-engines from approach ing, and plundered several Jews' shops. The troops had to be called out before the rioters were dispersed. The rioters afterwards sacked another tavern. Two squadrons of cavalry and a battalion of infantry dispersed the rioters. Many civilians and fourteen policemen were wounded. Thirty-seven persons were arrested. The Prlnoess of Wales 111. London, April 8. —The illness of the Princess of Wales is causing considerable anxiety. It appears that she never com pletely recovered from influenza. The Priness, although only 45, is beginning to show signs of age, and lately has be come almost stone deaf. Condensed Cablegrams. At Buenos Ayres the premium on gold is 187. Edward Lloyd, publisher of the Daily Chronicle, is dead. The Czar lias entirely recovered, and will return to Gatscheiia, April 20th. J. S. Morgan, the well-known banker, died at Monte Carlo, from injuries re ceived by being thrown from a carriage. Dr. Knappe, lately German consul in Samoa, has been placed upon the re tired list, owing to his conduct at the time of the disorders at Apia. A sculling match between McLean and Kemp will he rowed on the Paramatta river, May 15th. The race will be for £200 pounds a side and the champion ship of the world. Two writers on a French paper have been sentenced to fifteen and four months imprisonment, respectively, and the manager to three months imprison ment, for threatening Constans, Minis ter of the Interior, in addition to heavy tines imposed. Bramwell Booth, son of General Booth, of the Salvation Army, has been sum moned to appear in the London Police Court, by a lady, to answer the charge of illegally detaining her property. It is believed this is the first of a series of like actions to be brought by former members of the army, and that a systematic and successful scheme to obtain property held by the leaders of the army, will be disclosed. —:;$e A YEARS— V Buys the Daily Herald and r- the Weekly Herald. L IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. , FIVE CENTS. CHICAGO STRIKERS. The Carpenters Still Idle—The Plumbers' Strike Compromised. Chicago, April B.—The situation in connection with the carpenters' strike was quiet today. A small number of non-union men from surrounding towns went to work this morning, but com mittees of the strikers soon induced theiutoquil. The struggle now seems narrowed down to the question of recog nition of the union. The carpenters de mand 40 cents per hour, an eight-hour day, and an early settlement upon a scale of wages by a conference. The bosses are willing to concede the eight hour day demanded and pay cents, which the men would accept, as some promise, but absolutely refuse to recog nize the union. It is believed there will be no change iv the situation before Thursday, when the builders will hold their regular weekly meeting. There was a hitch this morning in the negotiations of the plumbers' strike, as the juniors objected to a reduction of their demand lor wages. The arbitra tion committee finally settled the matter this afternoon. The agreement is to run two years from February Ist last, journeymen to receive 1)13.60 per day (in stead of p\.~b, for which they struck), and the juniors to get 25 cents per day increase. The men are well satisfied, and work will be resumed tomorow. Portland's Enterprising Citizens. Portland, April B.—At a meeting to day of the committee appointed to se cure subscriptions to the two millions of l)onds necessary to induce G. W. Hunt to extend his systems of railroads to this city, it was formally announced that the full amount had been subscribed. Contract Let. San Bernardino, Cal., April 8. —The Supervisors today awarded the contract to build a hall of" records, for $39,000. DEMOCRATIC GAINS. KANSAS CITY TESTS THE ATJSTRA- LIAN SYSTEMS It Works Satisfactorily — A Democratic Mayor Elected, and Other Officers. Democrats Successful in Cincinnati. Kansas City, April B.—A municipal election was held here today for city officers, Speaker of the upper house and members 6f the City Council. The issues were strictly local. The election was held under the Australian system, which went into effect today. The sys tem was a decided success. There was not a single arrest for disorderly conduct or drunkenness, and no attempt a* illegal voting. The clause of the hv governing registration caused an increat of one-third over the last Presidents; election in the list of voters. The Democrats elected the Mavoi Treasurer and City Attorney; the *Rt publicans elected the Auditor an I Speaker of the upper house. Michat I Boland (Rep.), noted as a member of the Clan-na-Gael triangle, was defeated in the race for the Police Judgeship by Wheeler (Dem.). The councilmen and aldermen are about evenly divided. At Carroltou, Mo., the Democrats scored a decided victory. At St. Joseph and Booneville, the Republicans swept everything. Cincinnati, April B.—By yesterday's city election Sam F. Hunt (Democrat), for Superior Court Judge, has 3,000 ma jority; Emil Reihse (Republican), for Clerk of the Police Court, 2,000 majority. The other two Democratic candidates were elected. In the Council the Republicans have a majority of two members, and in the Board of" Educa tion, six. El Paso, Tex., April B.—The munici pal election here today .resulted in a sweeping majority for the Democrats. Only two Republicans on the entire ticket were elected. Jersey City, April B.—The vote of the municipal election today was close, and up to a late hour the result is doubtful. It is thought, however, that Mayor Cleveland (Dem.) has been re-elected. The Republicans have gained three aldermen, so far. The Billiard Tourney. Chicago, April 8. —In the billiard tournament this afternoon the first game was between Ives, of Chicago, and Cat ton, of St. Louis, the former playing 275 to the hitter's 250. Score: Ives, 275; average, 13 3-4; best run, 62. Catton, 223; average, 11 1-4; highest run, 46. The second was between Schaeffer and Heiser, Schaeffer to make 500 to his op ponent's 250. In the first inning Schaef fer played beautiful biiliards and made a run of 87. After that he played list lessly, evidently being sure of the game, and the exhibition was tame. Heiser was playing in hard luck and was ex tremely nervous. Score: Schaeffer, 500; average, 16 2-3; best runs, 87, 70, 72, 56, 44. Heiser, 142; average, 4,2; best run, 15. The evening game was between Slos son and Daly, the former winning easily. Daly's play was poor. Score: Slosson, 500; average, 21V; highest runs, 76, 65, 43 and 42; Daly, 125; averrge. 5 5-22; highest runs, 26, 27. A Batch of Indictments. San Francisco, April B.—The Federal Grand Jury made a report to United States District Judge Hoffman. It brought in six indictments, one of which was placed on a secret rile until the warrant of arrest is Berved. Those in dicted are John F. Glover, re cently arrested for embezzling letters containing valuable articles; \V. F. Maurer, a letter-carrier, charged with detaining letters entrusted to him for delivery; Joseph Dasey, a boy who threw stones at a letter-carrier; Charles W. Ingram, for stealing postoffice funds amounting to $225, from the office at Cazadro; William A. Gordon, for using canceled postage stamps on a letter mailed to England. The Old Board lie-Elected. Portland, April B.—The annual meet ing of the stockholders of the Oregon and California Railroad Company was held today. The only business consisted in the re-election of the old board of direc tors, Stanford, Huntington, Crocker and others. A Custom* District for Arlaona. Washington , April B.—The House committee on commerce has ordered • favorable report on the bill establishing a customs collection clistrict of Arijou*.