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r Stands for the Interests of n Southern California. STJBSCRIBE~FOR IT. LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 47. SPORTING MATTERS. Another Fight at the Cali fornia Club. Bob Fitzsimmons Too Much for Billy McCarthy. Peter Jackson and Party Arrive at San Francisao. Jackson Thinks it as Good as Settled That He Will Fight Sullivan. The Ball Field. Associated Press Dispatches.l San Francisco, May 20.—Billy Mc- Carthy, the Australian, and Bob Fitz simmons, of New Zealand, fought at the California Athletic Club tonight for a purse of $1,250. It was Fitzsimmons's first appearance in this city in a finish fight. Billy Murphy, of Australia, and Eddy Greaney, of San Francisco, appeared in a four-round contest previous to thefffnish right. Greaney drew blood from Mur phy's forehead in the first round. Each round brought forth a roar of applause, and when Referee Hogan awarded th c fight to Greaney on points, a tumult, probably never exceeded in the club rooms, followed. President Fulda finally announced that the board of directors would hold a special meeting to consider as to the award of the contest. At 9 :55 McCarthy and Fitzsimmons appeared in the ring. First Round—Fitzsimmons, who over towered his opponent, guarded himself loosely and allowed McCarthy to land his left inside his guard several times. He used his right freely but fell short, while McCarthy planted some good left handers in the big fellow's face. • Second—Both men did considerable fighting, with the result tbat McCarthy received a lump over the left eye, and became somewhat winded. Third —Fitzsimmons's long reach was too much for McCarthy, whom he upper cut and countered with both hands. McCarthy was knocked down near the end of the round by several well-directed right-handers. Fourth — Fitzsimmons landed right and left on his small, but game, oppo nent's head and nearly knocked him out by free upper-cutting in McCarthy's mouth. McCarthy was knocked down again, and the end of the round found him unable to stop the big man's blows, who was winding himself by the force of his punches in McCarthy's mouth. Fifth—Two-handed body blows at close quarters, diversified i>v some long drives from the New Zealander, pun ished McCarthy badly, but he made a couple of good stops, and the New Zea lander seemed to be suffering at the end of the round. Sixth —Fitzsimmons hammered Mc- Carthy at long range, compelling the Australian to close and clinch. Mc- Carthy twice tried a pivot blow, and once landed fairly on the New Zealand er's cheek, but the lanky antipodean re fused to be dazed. Seventh —Fitzsimmons renewed his tactics of driving for McCarthy's head with both hands in quick succession. McCarthy was badly punished about the face, while Fitzsimmons had not a mark.. Eighth—McCarthy tried gamely to land a telling.blow on Install opponent's neck, while the latter continued! to drive his left into McCarthy's iiiouth, which was bleeding profusely, fallowing it by right-handers on the ear.' Ninth —McCarthy succeeded in land ing a sounding right-handfer on Fitz simmons's left ear, but paid for it in a shower of tierce punehesy which left him battered, bleeding and , n 'n>ggy. He was twice knocked down, * and at the end of the round was unjEble to continue the fight, which was aAvarded to the New Zealander. The layter made his oppon ent a present of |ypQ. FET#R JACKSON. He is ConHr«i ent ot Having a Meeting j With Sullivan. San FbaUqiboo, May 29.—Peter Jack- Bon, accompanied by Parson Davies and Jack Ashlfcon, arrived here this morning. When afcked what his arrangements were, Jafckson replied: "I am in the hands/of the California Athletic Club. Any Arrangements they may make for the coming events will be satisfactory to mft." /"How about the Sullivan fight?" / "I am perfectly willing to meet him when and where the California Club may designate. They have the matter in hand." "Do you think Sullivan desires to meet you?" "I thoroughly believe it. From rep resentations that have been made to me, his righting days are not near over I yet. There will be no trouble about his getting into condition. I now regard the match as a settled fact. After the 23d of June he will be able to talk more j freely." I "Will you have a finish fight before | that time?" "I hardly think so. There will be really no use for anything of the kind. Furthermore, I would like to take a run over to Australia first. I am in good condition now, and will remain so until the day of the contest." II ASK IIA 1,1. RECORD. Summary of Yesterday's League and Associatlou Games. Boston, May 29.—The Boston leaguers today fathomed Baker's delivery and also put up a successful fielding game. \ Attendance 600. ' Score—Boston, 5; Pittsburg, 2. \ New Yokk, May 29.—The Cincinnati (league team won the game this after noon by their hard hittingand the home tfeam's errors. Attendance, 000. 'Score—New York, (i; Cincinnati 7. May 29.—The local league tea\m today outplayed the Chicagos at eveiy point. Attendance, 1,000. Sc&re—Brooklyn, 8; Chicago, 4. Philadelphia, May 29.—The Cleve land \ leaguers started in like winners this aVternoon, knocking out seven runs in the Vflrßt three innings, but died away later. \Attendance, 1,100. Seorc<\ : Philadelpli. *. •' "■ vel md, ■ Brooklyn, May IP.— Captain Ward's men had a day off this afternoon, and the Cleveland brotherhood club won. Attendance, 5,000. Score—Brooklyn, 10; Cleveland, 11. Nkw York, May 29.—The Pittsburg brotherhood club snatched a game from the champions today in a fight of ten innings. Attendance, 600. Score—New York, 8; Pittsburg, 9. Boston, May 29.—The Buffalo brother hood club was unable to do anything with Maddens delivery today, not a man of the visitors reaching beyond second base. Attendance, 1,000. Score—Boston, 8; Buffalo, 0. PHIDADELPHIA, May 29.—About 3,000 persons witnessed today's brotherhood game, which was announced as a bene fit for Manager Harry "Wright, of the Philadelphia league club, who is now lying dangerously ill. Score—Philadelphia, 5; Chicago, 6. Rochester, May 29. —Rochester, 3; Toledo, 4. Stockton, May 29. —Sacramento, 10; Stockton, 2. Killed on a Trestle. Seattle, Wash., May 29. —An un known man was struck and killed by the driving shaft of the Northern Pacific passenger train from Tacoma tonight, on a trestle near Black river junction. As the train came on the - trestle the man was seen to step onto the caps out of danger, but as the train approached nearer he lay down on the ties on the outside of the track, and the engine's draw-shaft crushed his .head as it went down, passing over him. He was killed instantly. Death or Suicide. Philadelphia, May 29. —Mrs. Hettie Schucler, 53 years of age, who lived alone in a fashionable house, at No. 78 North Eighth street, was found dead to day. None of the many valuables in the room had been disturbed, and the cor oner's jury will decide whether it was a natural death or suicide. THE FIRE FIEND. A BLOCK OF FRAME BUILDINGS BURNED AT SEATTLE. Narrow Escape of the Inmates—Five Lives Thought to Have Been Lost. Several Big Fires at the East. Seattle, AVash., May 2!).—A block of frame buildings, bounded by King, Commercial and Weller streets, was destroyed by lire early this morning. Nine lodging-houses and cheap hotels were burned, and 200 of their 300 in mates barely escaped with their lives. It is supposed rive persons perished. The scene was indescribable. Men, women and children jumped from third story windows into blankets. Nearly one hundred unfortunates were running about the streets with nothing but night garments on. Nearly all the buildings destroyed were lodging houses. The people rushed from the rooms to find the hallway filled with smoke and flames. Men, women and children jumped from the third and fourth-story windows, and were caught in blankets held below. Over fifty persons were saved In this manner, and not one was hurt. Over 200 were driven out of their rooms without a stitch ot clothing save what they had on. Several men were penned in rooms which furnished no egress by means of windows, and were horribly burned in rushing through the burning nallways. Several men and one woman were seen at a window of the Pioneer house when it was nearly wholly en veloped in flames, and it is feared that one or more lives were lost, although no one has been missed or bodies recov ered. The underwriters estimate the total loss at $40,000; insurance $18,000. It is supposed that the lire was caused by the overturning of a lamp. Laclede Mills Burned. St. Louis] May 29.—The Laclede flour ing mills burned this morning; loss, $125,000. Pickle Works Destroyed. Chicago, May 29. —The five acres of frame buildings comprising the Lyman A. Budlong pickle works at Bowman ville, burned last night. Loss, $200,000. Yesterday's Races. Latonia, Ky., May 29. —Three-year- olds and upward, mile and sixteenth — Sam Ardo won, Sunny Brook second, Happiness third ; time, 1:49?4. Three-year-olds and upward, mile— Harry Weldon won, Walker second, Pompey third; time, 1:46%. Three-year-olds and upward, mile and an eighth—Tenacity won, Pell Mell sec ond, Lillian Lindsay third; time, 1:50%. Two-year-old colts, five furlongs— Kingman won, Roseland second, Tom Rogers third ; time, 1 :02!£. Two-year-old fillies, live furlongs— Ethel won, Melenie second, CoinneKen ney third ; time, 1:03!' 4 . Gravesend, May 29. —Three-fourths of a mile —Madstone won, Tipstaff second, Bella B. third; time, 1 :U)4- Mile —Belinda won, King Crab second, Salvini third; time, 1:44. Three-fourths mile, Tremont stakes, two-year-olds—Chatham won, Bolere second, Correction third; time 1:15%\ Brooklyn cup, mile and half —Exile won, Sir Dixon second; time 2:35>0. (Two starters.) Five-eighths of a mile—Nubian won, Claudine second, Reclare third; time, 1:50>2. London, May 29. —At the Manchester meeting, the breeders' foal stakes, 1,800 sovereigns, for two-year-olds, was won by Smith's colt, Bumptius. The Delagoa Bay Matter. London, May 29. —The Times')) Lisbon correspondent says.at Secretary Blame's suggestion, England and the United States made a proposal to Portugal for a settlement of the Delagoa Bay railroad question. The proposal is for Portugal to appoint an arbiter, England and the United States another, and to have it umpired. Fled to Escape Arrest. Hamburg, May 29. —The well-known financier Bierkel, who waa ruined by unsuccessful speculations, has fled to escape arrest. His liabilities are $420, --000. Miss Fair's Betrothed. °>an Francisco, May 29. —Herman ' Irichs, betrothed to Miss Jessie Fair, arrived this morning in his private car. i FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 30, 1890. ALONG THE COAST. Serious Breaks in the Levees Near Stockton. Floods Cover 13,000 Acres on Roberts Island. A Free Coinage Convention In Session in Carson, Nevada. A Robber Grabs a Collection Sack in the San Francisco Postoffice—Coast Notes. Associated Press Dispatches.l Stockton, May 29. —The levees on the lower division of Robert's island, this county, gave away this afternoon, flood ing 13,000 acres of land in a high state of cultivation. The water on the west side of the track has been steadily rising ever since the break in the Union island levees allowed the old river water to reach the middle of the river. A rise of three feet since Saturday has been shown. On Wednesday two small breaks occurred which were speedily stopped. iSfhis morning a", twenty-foot break, four to five feet deep, in the scraper-work levee was a more serious matter, but fifty men had this closed in good shape in three hours. At noon, however, a break 300 feet wide, occurred near the head of Whiskey slough, which runs up into the island. The head of the water was about nine feet. The entire lower division will soon be under water. Efforts are being made to be ready for the water before it reaches the middle division of the cross levee. This levee was put in first-rate condition after the flood of 1886, and it is believed it will be able to meet the occasion, although no such water as at present ever stood against it before. The upper division of Robert's islands contains twelve thousand acres of splen did wheat, and is now protected by a cross levee from flooding with w r ater from the lower division. The river levees are strong and high, and a large force of men will work on the cross levee before the water reaches it. This tract and ten thousand acres on Union island are the only reclaimed farming lands in this county out of water. The lands of the lower division are owned by the Glasgow-California hand Company, and rented on shares'to farmers and Chinese vegetable gardeners. NEVADA SILV'EKMEN. They All Want Free Coinage in Sage-Brush State. Carson, Nev., May 29. —The free coin age convention was called to order at 2 o'clock by Hon. Thomas Fitch. E. I). Kelly, of Winnemucca, was chosen chair man. A very full representation from all the counties was present. The fol lowing resolution was adopted by the convention by a large majority : "The people of Nevada in convention assembled do by their delegates request their senators and representatives in congress to favor a measure for the open ing of the mints of the United States to the free and unlimited coinage of stand ard silver dollars of the present weight and fineness, to be a legal tender for all debts, public and private, and to sup port no other bill. We can wait for justice rather than submit to any de lusive measures." Another resolution was reported and adopted disclaiming any connection with politics on tbe part of the convention, other than as it affected the free coinage of silver, and providing for a free coin age central committee to be formed with authority to call another convention if necessary. A MONEY-GRABBER. Sensational Episode at the San Fran cisco Postotlice. San Francisco, May 29. —Joseph No lan, a collector in the Hibernia Bank, was entering the postoffice this after noon to cash a money order, when a young man stepped up behind him and snatched the bags of money from his shoulder. Nolan gave chase to the rob ber, but was unable to overtake him. Officer Jerry Dwyer joined in the chase, and after a run of some blocks, the fugi tive was overhauled and led back to the city prison. When entering the gate he fell in a faint from exhaustion. He gave several names, but finally said his true name was John Wallace. He claims to have come here a short time ago from Edinburgh, and had not eaten anything for three days, when he attempted the robbery. A sack stolen by the robber, and found in his pocket when caught, contained $1,140. SHAFER'S BIG RUN. He Walks Away From McCleary in the Billiard Tourney. San Francisco, May 29.—Jacob Shafer defeated J. B. F. McCleary, of San Fran cisco, tonight in a match game of straight rail billiards, 3,000 points, 1,000 per night, for $2,500 a side, Shafer dis counting McCleary. Shafer won the bank and missed the first shot. Mc- Cleary then missed and Shafer made four. McCleary followed with two. Shafer missed again and McCleary made thirteen, leaving a hard shot for Shafer. The latter in a few shots got the balls on the rail and carried them around the table four times, stopping when he had made 1,000 points, leaving the balls to gether on the rail. The position of the balls was marked, and Shafer will resume the play tomorrow night. To Enforce Eight Hours. Sacramento, May 29.—The local fed erated trades organization has employed a lawyer to bring legal proceedings in the shape of a writ of mandate to com pel the city trustees to work all men in the municipal employ eight hours. The federated trades rely upon article 20, section 17, of the state constitution, which provides that eight hours shall constitute a legal day's work on all pub lic works. World's Fair Meetings. San Francisco, May 29.—At the meet ing of the committee of the San Fran cisco World's Fair Association today, it was decided to call a state convention to meet in San Francisco on the 11th of September. The call will be a very bfOad one, including the editor or pro prietor of each daily or weekly paper in the state; each mayor of a city and pre siding officer of supervisors or trustees, delegates from different parlors of the Native Sons, delegates from state and county boards of trade, and from viti cultural, horticultural and other com missions. The committee adjourned to report to the general committee next Tuesday. A Verdict of Acquittal. San Francisco, May 29.—The trial of A. S. Mendez and Manuel Facio, accused of conspiracy against Alexander K. Coney, Mexican consul, was concluded this morning by the jury rendering a verdict of acquittal. Coney claimed that they conspired to have a suit,w hich was brought against him in the United States court, commenced by Mrs. A. de laTorre because he refused to give them money or employment in the consulate. On the other hand the defense charged that Coney was prosecuting Facio because he had been denouncing the Mexican gov ernment. Bitten by a Rattlesnake. Anaheim, Cal., May 29.—A youth named Marion, living at Garden Grove, was bitten on the leg by a rattlesnake this afternoon. He is in a precarious condition and unconscious. His re covery is doubtful. This is the second snake-bite in the neighborhood. Some months ago a rattler bit a boy near the same place, and death resulted in a few hours. Alleged Smugglers Acquitted. San Fkancisco, May 29.—Second Mate Preble and Quartermaster Smith, of the steamer Zealandia, arrested by Customs Inspector Crittenden, recently, on the charge of smuggling cigars from the steamer to the wharf, were examined today before United States Commis sioner Sawyer and acquitted. RAILROAD NOTES. PRESIDENT ADAMS'S PEREGRINA TIONS ON THE COAST. His Visit to Southern California Will be Watched with Interest—President Man vel's Offices Extended. San Francisco, May 20. —Charles Fran cis Adams, president of the Union Pa cific road, arrived in the city today. He has been through Oregon and Washing ton in the interest of his road, and is pleased with the traffic which has been developed in those states. His time while in Washington was largely occu pied in looking after the proposed terminal at Olympia.' Other northern projects of the company were also given due attention. Adams's trip is not sup posed to have any special significance in connection with the talk about an over land road, but his movements in South ern California, whither it is reported he will go, will be closely noted. President Adams says the Union Pa cific certainly does not contemplate building in-this direction now, and that no bonus which could be offered would be any inducement. All that would be asked would be acceptable terminal fa cilities. There was no intention, he said, of continuing the extension in Ne vada further than Milford, where they are now building. Manvel's Sphere Enlarged. Nbw York, May 29. —The directors of the Atlantic and Pacific met this after noon and elected the following officers: Chairman of the board of directors, George C. Magoun president,Allen Man vel; first vice-president and general auditor, J. W. Reinhart; second vice president, A. A. Robinson ; generalcoun sel,J. .T. McCook. The new officers all represent the Atchison Company. At a meeting of the St. Louis and San Francisco directors today, F. F. Winslow tendered his resignation, and Allen Manvel, president of the Atchison com pany, was elected his successor. Western Passenger Rates. Chic ago, May 29. —Tbe general passen ger agents of the western railroads met today, in accordance with the presi dents' understanding, and agreed to re store rates June 9th to the basis in effect December 31st last. It is understood that the Trans-Missouri Association will order the restoration of rates from the Missouri river to Colorado points. A Northwestern Agent Resigns. Chicago, May 29. —E. P. Wilson, gen eral passenger agent of the Northwestern road, has resigned. The passenger and ticket departments will now be consoli dated under the management of W. A. Thrall. Writs of Habeas Corpus. San Francisco, May 29. —Justice Fox, of the supreme court, granted writs of habeas corpus yesterday to Harry Lawson, convicted in Alameda county; Snowden, convicted in Los Angeles county, and Frank Williams, convicted in San Quentin. They were each re cently committed by a police judge of the respective counties, and claim that as the supreme court has held void that portion of the charters that attempts to establish a police court, they were never legally committed. The writs were made returnable before Judge Levy of the superior court, on Saturday, June 14th. Steel Works at Seattle. Seattle, May 29.—1t is definitely an nounced that plans for the erection of iron and steel works at Kirkland, on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, opposite Seattle, has been consum mated, and work will begin immediately. L. S. J. Hunt, who is at the head of the movement,' stated: "We will spend $1,000,000 within the next twelve months, which will be the beginning of our enterprise." Died In His Chair. Napa, May 29.—General William Sid ney Jacks was found"dead this morning in his chair. He was a native of New York, aged 81. He came to California in '49. His death was the result of heart diseft! Anoiti i K*cape Captured. Fbi May 29. —One of the prisoners that escaj id from the Tulare county jail was c -. I ijiay by Sheriff Hendley. FOREIGN FLASHES. The Newfoundland Fisheries Dispute. Serious Trouble on the French Coast. Nihilist Dynamiters Arrested in Paris. Brazil Ratines the Arbitration Agree ment—Destructive Floods in Cuba. Other Items. Associated Press Dispatches. I Halifax, N. 8., May 29.— The Echo this evening says : It seems that matters on the so-called French shore on the western coast of Newfoundland are rapidly approaching a crisis, in conse quence of the action of the commanding officer of the French warship at the Bay of St. George, in requiring the inhabi tants to take up their nets. The people have refused to recognize the right to levy a duty which cannot be maintained. The return duties illegally imposed for the last thirty years have also been re cently discussed by the indignant people, who number nearly a thousand. A Bay of St. George correspondent says: The commander of the French war ship ordered the inhabitants to take up their herring nets. The people refused. The French officers then came armed and took up the nets, destroying some of them. The people applied to the local magistrate, established by the St. John government on the coast, for protection. He informed them that he was powerless to lend them any assist ance. Herring fishery is one of the principal means of livelihood of tlie people, and if prevented from prosecut ing that occupation it means complete ruin to them. Resolutions have been telegraphed to the government at St. John, and the Emerald has been ordered to proceed to the scene for action. NIHILISTS FOILED. A Nest of Plotters Against the Czar Ar rested in Paris. Paris, May 29. —The police here re ceived information that a number of nihilists were organizing a plot against the czar. The information was foil owed up, and the result was that fifteen per sons, charged with being implicated in the plot, were arrested today. A num ber of incriminating documents were seized at the lodgings of the leader in the plot, a nihilist named Mendelsohn. A quantity of explosives was also seized. A number of other nihilists were ar rested this afternoon. Among the ex plosives seized at the lodgings of Men delsohn were a number of finished bombs. Material for the manufacture of explosives was seized at the lodgings of a number of other persons arrested. London Police Gong to Strike. London, May 29.—London household ers are very uneasy. Recent agitation in the police force culminated in a secret meeting which forwarded an ultimatum to the chief commissioner and home sec retary, calling for immediate redress of grievances, failing to obtain which a lo cal strike of 10,000 policemen will be or ganized in London. Not a Heretic. London, May 29.—The general assem bly of the Free church of Scotland, by a vote of 392 to 237, rejected the motion in favor of prosecuting Prof. Bruce, of Glasgow, for heresy. The ballot was taken amid great excitement, and the announcement of the result was received with cheers. To Suppress Anarchism. London, May 29.—The governments of Europe are negotiating with a view to common action for the suppression of anarchism. Germany is taking the lead ing part in the negotiations, and the only obstacle encountered is the objec tion of England to extradite political offenders. Argentine Finances. Rio de Janeiro, May 29.—A public meeting against the financial policy of the Argentine government, was held at Buenos Ayres, April 13th. No disturb ance occurred. The ministry resigned the evening before, and with itthedirec tor of the Banco National. Brazil Accepts Arbitration. Rio de Janeiro, May 29.—The cabinet has determined to accept the arbitration agreement of the international American conference, and will send a commission to Chili to endeavor to secure the ad herence of that country to the idea. France's Offer to Italy. Rome, May 29.—1t is reported that France has made an offer to Italy to abolish differential duties in exchange for Italy's support of the neutralization of the Suez canal, and consent to the abolition of the capitulation of Tunis. Bismarck Would Return to Oflice. Paris, May 29.—The Petit Journal de clares that in a recent interview Bis marck said he would return to office if asked; that Germany would never at tack France, and that the real enemy of Europe was Russia. Floods in Cuba. Havana, May 29.—A1l telegraph com munication and nearly all railroad traffic is interrupted by floods, resulting from excessive rains. The weather continues threatening. Several villages are partly inundated. Thames ltegatta. London, May 29.—1n the royal Thames regatta today, the Varna was first, the Thistle second and the Valkyrie third ; distance fifty miles. Jameson's new crack yacht, Iverna, was not placed; she did not use a centerboard. Chinese Steamer Bnrned. Shanghai, May 29. —The steamer Pao Ching, plying between Chinese ports, burned. Twenty-two passengers on board are missing. V W W WWW W <4> vflg -3f*B A YEARS- ] Bu ls '£ c d a"-y Hreald and * $2 theWKKKLY Hebald. ~ IT IS NEWSY ANB CLEAN, j FIVE CENTS. KASTKKN FRUIT CROPS. Frosts and lagects Materially Reduce the Yield. San Francisco .May 29.—8. M. Lelong, secretary of the state board of horticul ture, has returned 1 from the east and re ports that although the orange crop of Florida was damaged to a considerable extent by frosts, the fruit crop as a whole will be fair. The peach crop will be almost an entire failure, owing to the heavy frosts in March. Cherries and plums have been damaged by the cur culio beetle. The apricot is not grown for the reason that this insect destroys it. The pear and apple crop will be large, but the codlin moth will cause at loss of about 40 per cent, of them. California Cherries. Haywards, Cal., May 29.—The first carload of cherries from here wae shipped yesterday for New York. The orchardists have "united and are going to ship one car every day after this week, to points east. The cherry crop is a fine one, being of better quality than usual, though smaller. The black tartarian is not over half a crop, while the royal Anne will be the usual crop. The pres ent cool weather gives cherries a chance to fully develop. Vermont Democrats. Burlington, Vt., May 29, —The demo cratic state convention made the follow ing nominations for state officers: Gov ernor, H. D. Brigham; lieutenant-gov ernor, Geo. W. Smith; secretary of state, G. O. Kimball; treasurer, D. A. Pollard; auditor, Elisha May. Assaulted His Servant Girl. Merced, May 29.—Julius Lemaire, living near the San Joaquin river,, twenty miles from this city, was held in $3,000 bail today to answer to the charge of criminally assaulting a servant girl in. his employ. THE SCOTCH-IRISH. A NOTABLE GATHERING OF A> NOBLE RACE. Great American Congress of TJlstermen at Pittsburg—Many Eminent Men in Attendance—Brilliant Addresses. Pittsburg, May29.—The great Scotch- Irish congress of America was opened today, with probably 1,000 delegates and visitors from all parts of the United States and Canada. Robert Bonner, of New York, president of the association, called the congress to order. Among the delegates were many well-known people, including Alex. Montgomery, of San Francisco, and , ... Robert Burns, of Tacoma. Mayor Gourley welcomed the members of the convention on behalf of the city, Governor Beaver on behalf of the state. Bonner replied. The report of tlie executive committee showed the wonderful growth of the society in the past year, and recom mended certain changes in the constitu tion of the organization. At its conclusion the Rev. Dr. Mc intosh, of Philadelphia, delivered a stir ring address on "The Making of an Ulsterman," which was greeted through out with bursts of applause. He de scribed the advent of the Scotchmen into Ulster, their forced emigration from that place, and landing in America— Scotch-Irish. He dwelt at length on the origin of the race in the lowlands of Scotland. In concluding he said: "God's moment to let the Scotch-Irish man loose in all his yet untried strength, has come, and the oppressed man leaps to the front place in the gap to bar the old oppressor; the martyr for conscience takes his stand beside the fresh world's flag—a free church and a free state. The land lord's quondam slave will win a free ballot and safe homestead ; the lover of learning, robbed of years of school and college, will wage the fiercest battle till he stands secure in a free school in every district, and open college to all comers; and the expatriated and exasperated Ulsterman will never surrender the struggle till the old wrongs are lost in his new and abiding rights." At tonight's meeting Prof. Perry, of Williams College, delivered an historical address on "Scotch-Irish in New Eng land." Rev. Dr. Kelly, of Tennessee, spoke on "General Sam Houston, the Washington of Texas." The programme for the entire congress is not yet arranged. Many well-known orators will speak during the sitting of the congress, and a number of men of national prominence will make remarks. SENSATIONAL Alt It est. A Prominent Irish-American's Son De tected in the Role of a Burglar. Peoria, 111., May 29.—A sensation has been created here by the arrest of John Spellman, oldest son of Edward Spell man, the Irish-American who became quite widely known during the Cronin trial, at which he was a witness. Dur ing the past two months a series of bur glaries had been committed in this city, and the police had been absolutely un able to obtain a clew to the perpetrator. Nothing but money was taken in each case. Last night a policeman discovered a man working on a safe in a large whole sale house, and succeeded in effecting his arrest. It was young Spellman. He has confessed that he was the perpe trator of all the recent burglaries. A NARROW ESCAPE. Passengers on a Train at Lathrop Have • Close Call. San Francisco, May 29.—The passen gers on tlie Stockton and Sacramento ex press which arrived this morning, had a narrow escape at Lathrop. As the train drew out of the station and was moving at a rapid rate of speed, a freight car was shoved down on a side track, and, striking the train, smashed every win dow in the coaches as they ran along, ripping out the sidings of the cars also. A number of ladies fainted, and several passengers received slight injuries from flying splinters. It was necessary to make up a new train. A Storm In Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb., May 29.—At 7 o'clock this evening a furious wind and rain storm swept over this part of Nebraska, breaking trees, overturning light build ings and demolishing fences and chim neys. Reports are coming in slow, but up to 10 o'clock no advice of any serious damage had been received.