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" Stands for the Interests of * L Southern California. J SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 52. EASTERN EVENTS. Sweeping Scope of the Arid Lands Bill. Secretary Noble Delivers an Opinion. A Nebraska Village Obliterated by a Cyclone. Many Reported Killed and Injured—The Destruction of Loveland, lowa, Completed. Associated Tress Dispatches. I Washington, June 3. —The secretary of the interior today transmitted to the senate an opinion by the attorney-gen eral, construing the act of October 2, 1888, which appropriated the sum of $10,000 for investigating the extent to which the arid region may be recovered by irrigation. The opinion is transmit ted in response to a resolution by the senate inquiring particularly as to the views of the interior department, con cerning the scope and effect of the fol lowing section of the act of October 2d : "And all lands which may hereafter be designated or selected by such United States surveys for sites for reservoirs, ditches, or canals for irrigatingpurposes, and all lands made susceptible of irrigation by such reservoirs, ditches or canals, are from this time henceforth reserved from sale as property of the United States, and shall not he subject after the passage of this act, to entry, settlement or occupa tion until further provided by law." The attorney-general stated his con clusion as follows: "The object of the act is manifest that it was to prevent the entry and settlement and sale of all that part of the arid region of the public lands of the United States, which could be improved by a general system of irri gation, and all lands which might there after be designated or selected by United States surveys as sites for reservoirs, ditches or canals in such systems. It was the purpose of congress by this act to suspend all rights of entry upon any lands which would come within the im proving operation of plans of irrigation, to be reported by the director of the geological survey under this act. The language could hardly be stronger than the words of the act in expressing this intention. Entries should not be per mitted, therefore, upon any part of the arid regions which might possibly come within the operation of this act." The general effect of this opinion is that if the law is not modified it will re serve from settlement and entry practi cally the whole of the great arid regions of tlie west. The secretary, in his letter of transmittal, suggests that if congress does not fully concur in the purposes of the law, it should take the business in hand at once, to so modify it as it may deem the public interests require. A DOOMED HAMLET. Demolition of the Village of Loveland, la., Completed. Council Bluffs, lowa, June 3. —The Village of Loveland seems doomed. Last Saturday night a cloudburst carried away a number of houses and buildings. One family was rescued from the tree tops the following morning, while one of them was swept away. The storm which prevailed over this section last night completed the demolition of the village. The bayou, which was swollen by the previous storm, overflowed from last night's rains, and carried everything before it. Nothing is left of the Jhamlet save the.houses which stood on high ground. No loss of life is reported thus far. A SHAM BATTLE. Military Maneuvers and Drills at Kansas City. Kansas City, June 3.—Two hundred and fifty killed, three hundred and seventy-five wounded. These figures might have represented the casualties at today's battle between the opposing forces composed of the various military companies in attendance upon the inter state competitive drill, if the battle had been genuine. It was a representation of the battle of Fort Metz, fought during the Franco-Prussian war. The competi tive drill commenced today, and will be continued through the week. Tonight a grand military ball is in progress. SWEPT BY A CYCLONE. A Nebraska Village Obliterated—Great Loss of Life Reported. Lincoln, Neb., June 3.—lt is just re ported that Bradshaw, a hamlet of some 500 inhabitants, about fifty miles west of Lincoln, was swept away late tonight by a cyclone. Six persons are reported killed, and twenty-five or more injured. The wires are down, and no further par ticulars can be learned. A Chapter of Accidents. Denver, June 3.—A Leadville, Colo rado, special says: Scarcely had the Otty recovered from the shock of the accident at Arkansas Junction, by which two young ladies were drowned, when news was received tonight that Engineer Folk, while re pairing the pump in the Gallagher shaft of the Mikado company's mine, fell 20!) feet to the bottom and was crushed into a horrible mass. No sooner had the cor oner Drought the remains to this city than he was called to go to the Antioch mine, where T. Flanigan was blown to atoms 'by a premature explosion and James O'Donnell was badly injured, his recovery being doubtful. Denver's Klectrlc Itoad. Denver, June 3.—Ten miles of elec tric street reilroad was put in successful operation today by the Denver Tramw ay Company. It is through the business part of the city, aud is the rirst electric road in operation at Denver. Tarsney to Succeed Himself. Holden, Mo., June 3.—Congressman Tarsney was today nominated by the Democratic district convention to suc ceed himself. Naval Cadets. Annapolis, Md., June 3.—The board of visitors ito the naval academy were entertained today by a great gun" prac tice and seamanship on board the Wy oming. They were much pleased with the performances of the cadets. At the dress parade this evening Cadet Bailey, of Arkansas, (first class) will be pre sented with a medal for the best score in gun practice. Oakeg-Brooks. New York, June 3. —Miss Grace Oakes, daughter of T. F. Oakes, presi dent of the Northern Pacific railroad, and Fred Brooks, son of Francis Brooks, of Boston, were married today at the country house of Henry Villard, at Dobba Ferry, on the Hudson. Going After Eyraud. New York, June 3. —Among the pas sengers who came on the Burgoyne to day were Gaillard and Soudais, French detectives, who have come here en route to Havana to arrest murderer Eyraud, who is in prison in Cuba. The B'nal Brlth. Richmond, June 3.—ln the B'nai Brith convention today it was decided to appoint a-commission from members of the grand lodge from each district to formulate a plan of consolidation with other Jewish societies. Scion of a Noble Family. New Orleans, June 3. —A scion of a noble family domiciled in Louisiana since the time of Louis XIV. of France, Col. Mandeville de Margeny, died at his residence tonight, aged 80." Campaign Committee Organized. Washington, June 3. —The Republi can congressional campaign committee organized tonight by the election of Representative Belden, of New York, as chairman. WEDDING BELLS. HERMAN OELRICHS MARRIED TO MISS THERESA FAIR. The Ceremony Performed at the Residence of the Bride's Mother, Archbishop Riordan Officiating—A Brilliant Affair. San* Francisco, June .'».—Herman Oelrichs, of New York, and Miss Theresa Fair, daughter of ex-United States Senator James G. Fair, were mar ried this evening at the home of the bride's mother in this city. The cere mony was solemnized according to the rites of the Roman Catholic church, Archbishop Riordan officiating. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Birdie Fair, as maid of honor, and by Miss O'Con nor, Miss Jollifre, Miss Blair and Miss Smith as bridesmaids. George BoUok and David Boa Karnes, of New York, attended the groom. The ushers were F. J. Corolan, A. H. Small, E. M. Grienwayand James D. Phelan. The bridal robe was of ivory-white satin, fashioned in Paris. The ornamentations at the home of the bride's mother were of the most elaborate nature, the floral designs being particularly beautiful. From the canopy beneath which the bridal party stood, was suspended a chime of fourteen gold-burnished wed ding bells, while appropriate mot toes and artistic designs were to be seen on every side. About 100 intimate friends of the family were present at the ceremony. A reception followed, for which about 800 invitations had been issued. There was no dancing, and the entire lower floor was utilized for a promenade. A large tent had been erected on the lawn, with abundant space for several hundred people. Here, amid tropical plants and the clustering of conservatory flowers, the wedding supper was served at the conclusion of the reception. After the wedding fete the bride and groom left for New York. Arrangements have been made to spend many days cruising in a yacht along the Atlantic coast. DBS MOINES RIVES LANDS. The Suit of the United States on Trim at Fort Dodge. DBS MOINES, JuneS. —The hearing in the suit of the United States to settle the ownership of the Dcs Moines river lands began before Judge Shiras at Fort Dodge today. The defense filed a demurrer admitting the allegations of plaintiff, but claiming that there was not sufficient grounds for the suit. If the demurrer is sustained, the land company's title will be good for all time. A large mass of evidence was submitted by the defense in the shape of reports made before the con gressional committees on the river land matter. Attorney Clark, for plaintiff, occupied the day with argument on the motion to set aside the evidence as indi rect and incompetent, and will continue tomorrow. The court room was crowded With anxious settlers. It is thought the case will be submitted Friday. Wellington Mines Still Idle. Victoria, B. C, June 3.—The situa tion at the Wellington mines remains unchanged, and the prospects are that they will be closed down indefinitely. The steam collier Costa Rica, which de pended for a cargo on the operations of the mines, is here with nothing to do. Her crew, including the captain, were today paid off and discharged. Filibustered Confessing. San Dieoo, June 3.— E. C. Fos ter, general agent of the depart ment of justice, is still investigating the filibustering scheme against Lower California. He has secured the confes sions of two of those most prominently connected with the scheme, that con firm the essential correctness of the ex pos(s as published. An Inventor's Sad End. Cincinnati, June 3.—Alfred T. Perrine died in the hospital last night of typhoid pneumonia, in practically destitute cir cumstances. He was the inventor of the Gatling gun, for which he is said to have received $30,000. He was once worth $150,000, but iost it in specula tion. ltallroart Appointments. Milwaukee, June 2.—A. J. Earling has been appointed general manager and W. G. Collins general superintendent, of the Milwaukee and St. Papl road. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1890. DUNN IN HIDING. Officers Looking for Him in Vain. The Guilty Engineer Eluding Arrest. Afraid to Face the Awful Results of His Recklessness. Another Victim of the Oakland Disaster. Mrs. P. H. Look Seriously Injured. Capt. Dwyer's Funeral. Associated l'reas Dispatches. I San Francisco, June 3. —Sheriff Hale, of Alameda county, and several deputies have been keeping up the search for Engineer Dunn, in order to serve a war rant charging him with manslaughter, which was issued by Coroner Evers, of Oakland, after the. inquest yesterday into the cause of the railway disaster last Friday. All efforts to locate Dunn have been fruitless so far, and the of ficers have concluded that he is attempt ing to escape. Sheriff Hale has sent telegrams to all parts of the state, asking for the arrest of Dunn. The railroad officials say they have not seen Dunn since Saturday, when he promised to attend the inquest. Funerals of Victims. The funeral services of Luigi Mafa testa and his son Attilio, who lost their lives in the drawbridge disaster last Fri day, were held today. The remains j were escorted to Calvary cemetery by .1 ] number of Italian societies and a long procession of Italian residents. Another Victim. Mrs. F. H. Look, of this city, is in a j critical condition on account of injuries which she received at the Oakland acci dent last Friday. Her injuries were caused by being pitched violently against the seats of the car. Her physi cians fear she will not recover. Captain Dwyer's Funeral. Sacramento, June 3.—The funeral of Captain Thomas W. Dwyer, who lost his life in the Oakland railway disaster, took place this forenoon from the family residence. More than one thousand people, friends of the deceased, viewed the remains. The mercantile commun ity was very largely represented. WORLD'S PAIR PLANS. The Holding of a State Convention De cided Upon. San Francisco, June.'!. —Anadjoui:ivd meeting of the world's fair convention was held this afternoon. The committee on organization reported a plan recom mending that a general convention he held on Thursday, September 11th next; also that each county government be al lowed five delegates and each local or ganization be given two representatives, and each newspaper one. The plan was adopted, as was also a supplementary proposition covering all commercial and scientific societies, patrons of husbandry and other societies hereafter to be or ganized. On a vote it was decided to hold the convention in San Francisco. The re port of the sub-committee, recommend ing the immediate incorporation of a world's fair association, was adopted. The mayor was instructed by a resolu tion to appoint a committee of eleven on organization, and was allowed until tomorrow to make his selections. Palmer Answering Indictments. San Francisco, June 3.— H. J. Palmer was brought before Judge Van Reyne goni today to plead to eighteen indict ments for forgery. His attorney tiled a motion to set them aside, on the ground that they were not found, indorsed and presented as prescribed by the penal code ; that the grand jury finding the indictments was composed of only eighteen persons, which was not a legal jury. Defendant was foreman on James (J. Fair's ranch in Yolo county, and he is charged with forging receipts of workmen's claims for wages. Palmer has given bonds in $2,0000n each indict ment, making a total of $36,000. Pacific Coast Failures. San Francisco, June 3.—The Brad street mercantile agency reports seventy three failures in the Pacific coast states and territories for the month of May, with assets of $105,072; liabilities, $268, --360. The failures are divided among the coast states as follows: California, fifty two ; assets, $64,532; liabilities, $193, --260. AVashington, twelve; assets, $26, --430; liabilities, $47,400. Oregon, six; assets, $3,500; liabilities, $8,200. liceclier Must Face the Music. Seattle, Wash., June 3. -In the United States district court, today, Judge Han ford refused to dismiss the cases against ex-Special Customs Agent Beecher, of Port Townsend, son of the late Henry Ward Beecher, upon the re port of United States Attorney Winston that he had been authorized by the de partment of justice to enter upon the prosecution of these cases. Murdered and Cremated. San Luis Obisi'o. June 3.—The cabin of a settler, Daniel Wesley Schriever, near Creston, this county, was found burned to ashes Saturday morning, and his body nearly consumed in it. The coroner's jury found that there was evi dence that the man was murdered, cir cumstances showing the supposition of accident or suicide to be untenable. A Disappointing Verdict. Modesto, Cal., June 3.—-In the con demnation suit of theTurlock Irrigation District vs. M. A. Wheaton, for five acres of land near the site of the pro posed dam, the jury this afternoon re turned a verdict "for $95 for plaintiff. Wheaton sued for $300,000. The case had been on trial for eight days. The case will be appealed. Treasure-Hunters Return. Gilroy, June 3.—A telegram received last night from San Diego stated that the schooner Laura that started for the Gallapagos islands in search of buried piratical doubloons, has put in there and will return to San Francisco. Much trouble has l>een experienced, but the nature thereof is not stated. All hands are well. Petaluma Items. Petali;ma, June 3.—This afternoon a team owned by Alex. Evans, a farmer living near here, ran away. Evans in trying to stop them was knocked down and run over, being seriously injured internally. Mrs. George Turner, of this city, died suddenly this afternoon, of heart disease. The Iroquois and Thetis. San Francisco, June 3.—The United States steamer Iroquois, which came down from Mare island a few days ago, will leave her anchorage tomorrow to go back to the yard to have her propeller repaired. The Thetis is expected to come down from Mare island tomorrow and remain here until her departure for the Arctic. A Double Sentence. Oakland, June 3.—-Henry Wilson, who robbed Bertie Roberts of a gold watch at Field's seminary, was today sentenced to serve thirty years in San Quentin. Judge Gibson also sentenced him to serve ten years on a second charge of burglary. Of Interest to Sheep Men. Sonoba, Cal., June 3. —The case of Whittaker vs. Tuolumne county, com menced in the superior court here, today. The suit was instituted to test the legality of the sheep ordinance, and is watched with great interest by all the sheep men in the state. Hotel Fire at Fresno, Fbbbno, June 3.—Fire was discovered in the French hotel this morning. The hotel was a frame structure, and the loss is about $2,000. OREGON ELECTION. GOVERNOR PENNOYER'S RE-ELEC TION CONCEDED. Rest of the Republican Stato Ticket Elected—Binger Hermann Re-elected to Congress by 7,000 or 8,000 majority. Washington, June 3. —Senator Mitch ell today received the following message from Mr. Montgomery, member of the Oregon state legislature: "Oregon has indorsed the McKinley bill, and' He rmann (Republican) in congress by 8,000 majority. The legislature is Republican by twenty-one." Chairman Lotam, of the Republican state central committee, telegraphs: "The vote for governor is very close. Am in hopes Thompson (Republican) will pull through." Portland, Ore., June 3. —Hermann's (Rep.) majority for congress is esti mated at from 6,000 to 8,000. The Re publican central committee concede the election of Pennoyer (I)em.) for gov ernor, by from 500 to 1,000 majority. The Republicans elect the remainder of the state ticket by majorities estimated at from 5,000 to 7,000. The legislature will stand: Republi cans, 60; Democrats, 30. The senate will contain 22 Republicans and 8 Dem ocrats. The house. 38 Republicans and 22 Democrats ; these figures cannot be materially changed by additional re turns from two or three remote coun ties. San Francisco, June 3. —A special dis patch to the Chronicle from Portland, Ore., says : The causes which led to the defeat of I). P. Thompson, the Republi can candidate for governor, are al together local and personal. The Pro hibition party, the state grange and la bor union organizations cast their solid vote for Pennoyer, and the strife of the Republican factions in Portland! caused Thompson to be cut deeply in this city. The whole Republican state ticket, ex cept the governor, has about 8,000 ma jority, and the Republicans will have about sixty-two members of the legisla ture out of ninety. A BOY'S HEROISM. His Presence of Mind Prevents a Great ltailway Disaster. Omaha, June 3. —The heroism of a boy named Mike Haley prevented the wreck of the Union Pacific flyer between here and South Omaha, at a place called Summit. Young Haley saw two men unlock a switch and turn it. He ran to South Omaha and notified the trainmen just as the train, which consisted of twelve coaches, was pulling out. There was an unusually large number of pas sengers on board, and' had the open switch not been discovered the loss of life must have been great. FARMERS HAPPY. A Big Reduction in the Price of Binding Twine. St. Louis, June 3.—A dispatch from Mason City, lowa, says agents there have been instructed to sell binding twine of various kinds at an average of four cents below the prices of last year. This is believed to indicate that the binding twine trust, which imposed such burdens on the farmers of this and other states, has been broken. This re duction of prices will save many thou sands of dollars to lowa farmers alone. Increased Revenue. Washington, June 3. —Commissioner Mason said today that the collections of internal revenue for the month of May last were greater than the collections for any one month since 1870. The commissioner said that the large collec tions indicated the general prosperity of the country, and also that the people were drinking more whiskey and beer and eating more butter than heretofore. Elklns-Oliphant. Nkw York, June 3.—Miss Sarah El kins, eldest daughter of Hon. Stephen B. Klkins, and Major A. C. Oliphant, of Trenton, N. J., were married this even ing. , Killed by Lightning. Cairo, Mich., June 3.—During a thunder storm this evening, four men were struck by lightning, killing two and seriously injuring the other two. Cheadle Gets Left. Kokomo. Ind., June 3.—The Republi can congressional district convention to night nominated Judge Waugh, defeat ing Joseph Cheadle, the present con gressman. BLAINE'S BIDDING. England Not Disposed to Obey It. Johnny Bull Not Scared by Jingoism. The "Thunderer's" Opinion of Blame's Bering 1 Sea PsJicy. German Manufacturers Protesting Against the American Tariff— The D\ike of Orleans Pardoned Associated Press Disputches. I London, June 3.—The Times declares that the order to dispatch American cruisers to Bering sea smacks toe- much of the First Napoleon in dealing with a weak statesman, and if the orderis exe cuted British men-of-war must follow. "We can only imagine," the*!rs»iW says, "that pressure from the Irish-Americans induced Blame to withdraw from his apparent desire for a diplomatic settle ment. We believe England will agree to close the time for seals in the open sea, but such arrangements must be in ternational, and cannot be iniposedntpon the world by American gunboat* or at the bidding of Blame." An urgent Parnellite "whip" has been issued calling upon the Nationalist mem bers of the house of commons to be in their seats Thursday. It is reported that a motion will be made to adjourn the house in order to censure the govern ment for proclaiming the recent meetings at Tipperary. GEISMANY. American TarifT Legislation Mnkiag Manufacturers Uneasy. London, June 3.—The Berlin corres pondent of the Daily Newt says:. The government is not likely to accede to the petitions of the chamber of commerce, asking it to protest against the proposed changes in the United States tariff. Many manufacturers in Saxony have been notified by their American houses that their orders will be canceled unless the goods are delivered in America be fore July. Berlin, June 3.—The Prince of Saxe- Meiningen, brother-in-law of the em peror, who is visiting at Goblens, was taken suddenly ill at his hotel at that place. The attack is attributed to the injuries he received by the upsetting of the carriage in which he was riding with Emperor William recently. The emperor today received a deputa tion from the German guilds and artisans' unions. In a sympathetic speech the emperor declared that it was his most earnest wish to see handicraft again on the same footing as in the fourteenth century. PANAMA CANAL. New Estimates as to Its Cost and f.urn - ings. Paris, June 3. —The special Panama canal commission has prepared a fresh report on the prospective earnings of the canal in case it is completed. In this the annual cost of maintenance is placed at 5,500,000 francs; expenses of admin istration are placed at 1,800,000 francs annually. The income for the first four years is estimated at 51,250,000 francs. This is calculated on an average annual tonnage for that period of 4,100,000 tons, and the proposed rate of charge per ton is twelve and one-half francs. The commission estimate that after the first four years there would be an annual increase in tonnage of 250,000 tons, until the maxi mum tonnage of 0,000,000 should be reached. After the canal has been, in operation twelve years the annual net receipts are estimated at 67,000,000 francs. CABLE FLASHES. London, June 3. —The governments of Germany, France, Russia and Switzer land have signed a treaty for the repres sion of anarch}'. Sofia, June 3. —All of the persons ac quitted of complicity in the recent Pan itza trial, with the exception of Matheff, have been expelled from Bulgaria. Brussels, June 3.—A1l the delegates to the anti-slavery conference except those representing the United States adhered to the Congo tariff, defined by the convention. St. Petersburg, June 6.—lt has come to the knowledge of the police tltat Nihilists in France have engaged in a fresh conspiracy against the life of the czar. The French police have been placed on the track of the conspirators. Paris, June 3. —The Puke De Broglie has published a letter in which he says the articles recently published purport ing to be extracts from the memoirs of Talleyrand are not genuine. No one but a few intimate friends who would not divulge the con tents have seen the manuscript. The alleged extracts were supplied by an ex secretary to Talleyrand. He imitated the handwriting and drew upon his im agination for facts. Th« Duke of Orleans Pardoned. Paris, June 3. —President Carnot has granted a pardon to the Duke of Or leans, who was sent to prison in Febru ary last for violating the decree of exile issued against members of his family. Wild Parsnip Eaters. Kingston, Out., June 3.—Four mem bers of the family poisoned by eating wild parsnips at hake George are now dead. It is feared the other three will die also. Victoria Woodhull 111. London, June 3. —Mrs. VictoriaClaflin Woodhull Martin is reported to be lying dangerously ill at her residence at York Towers, this city. Home Missionary Society. Saratoga, June 3. —The fourth an nual meeting of the American Home Missionary Society opened here today. About 1,200 persons were present tonight to hear the annual sermon by Rev. John K. McLean, of Oakland, California. —A Y£AR-?~ Buyg the ruitr HniAtß ana *a the W KKKLY Herald. IT IS NEWSY AMD CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. Iron .unl Steel Workers. PiTTSBUKG, June 3. —The annual con vention of the Amalgamated Asa -na tion of Iron and Steel Workers opened l this morning, 2DD delegates from all parts of the country being present. The session was devoted to routine work. The most important matter to be con sidered . will be the adoption of a ne*r scale of wages. A general advance will doubtless be demanded. The conven tion will last ten day»or two weeks. Kemmler'g i.u*t Resort. Buffalo, N. V., June 3.—ln the gen eral term of the supreme court the de cision of Judge Underwood, of Auburn, in the Kemmler habeas corpus case was affirmed. This allbws the case to go at once to the court of appeals. The only question is whether Kemmler can be legally executed by the warden of Auburn prison. Father Sherman in ifMwlH, Baltimore, June 3.—-A telegraphic message came to this oity last night from Pittsburg, saying: "Where is Father Sherman ? Is he-dead ?" Father Sherman, son of General Sherman, is not dead. He is at the Woodstock Jesuit home, studying, and in the very best of health. The Standard Oil's Purctese. Pittsburg, June 3.—The Standard Oil Company has purchased the Forest Oil Company for $1,000,000, and a prom ise to take the remaining $400y900 stock at above par. It is the largest producing company in the world, with 5(000 acres of producing territory. Arrested In Havana.. New York, June 3.—District Attor ney Fellows stated today that Robert L. Wallace, who is accused of stealing $50,000 from his uncle, John Wallace, the well-known publisher, has been ar rested in Havana. TARIFF REFORM. A ROUSING- MASS MEETING HELD IN PHILADELPHIA. Resolutions Against the McKinley Bill Adopted—A Letter From President Cleveland Read. Philadelphia, June 3.—A business men's meeting for the purpose of pro testing against the passage of the Mc- Kinley tariff bill was held in this city this afternoon. Alexander K. McClure presided. Congressman Springer made the opening spee< I confining himself to the woolen schedule of the 1 18, and its effects upon the l arpet ami Jier woolen goods industries of this . ity. The clos ing address was • ' by Congress man Breckin tdgi Tonight tk mas til was held at Textile hall. The meeting was gotten up -junler I i the Tariff Re formCluf. the member* of which consist mostly of workirigmen in the mills- who are opposed to the proposed increase of the dun in imported wools. Congress men Springer, Breckinridge, McAdoo and Bynum were the principal speak ers. Resolutions were passed denounc ing the McKinley bill. A let ter from (irover Cleveland was read, in which he says: "I desire through you to thank the Republican Club, formerly known as-the Working men's Tariff Reform Association, for the courteous invitation received to attend a mass meeting on the evening of the 3d of June. The terms in which the invi tation is expressed convinces) ni£> that the question of tariff reform is receiving the attention it deserves from those most vitally interested in its just and fair solution. I know that with the feeling now abroad in our land,with the intense activity of such clubs as yours, the claim presumptuously made that the people at the last election finally passed upon the subject of tariff adjustment, will be emphatically denied, and that our work inguien and our farmers will continue to agitate this and all other questions involving their welfare with in creasing zeal and in the light of increased knowledge and experience until they are deter mined finally and in accordance with the American sentiment of fair play. I use no idle form of words when I say that I regret that my engagements and professional occupation will not permit me to meet the members of your club on the occasion of their maea meeting. I hope those who are fortunate enough to participate will find it to. their profit, and that their meeting in all respects will be a great success." The Bennington, [iiumehed. Chester, Pa., June 3'. —The United States gunboat Bennington was launched at Roach's shipyard at noon, in the presence of a large company. She is a twin companion of the Concord, launched a few months ago. Her di mensions are: Length, 230 feet; ex treme breadth, 30 feet; displacement, 1,700 tons. She has two triple expan sion engines, developing 3,300 horse power with forced draught. The arma ment consists of six 6-inch breech-load ing rifles; a sundry battery; eight rapid-firing guns, and a revolving can non on rail and tripod mounts; also eight torpedo guns and a complete outfit. Wanted to Get the Poison Out. Sacramento, June 3.—Tonight sk roughly-dressed man attempted to cut open his stomach with a pocket-knife. He said he had been poisoned and wanted to take the poison out. At the police station he said he was a sartor named Hugh Powers, lately from, an Arctic voyage. He came to this city with $100 and went to a dive, whese he was poisoned and robbed. This was the last thing he could remember. 51.350 for Slander. San Francisco, June 3.—The jury to day awarded Mrs. Henrietta Smiley $1,250 in her suit for $10,000 damages against Mrs. Delia E. Keeks for slander. San Jose School Census. San Jose, Cal., June 3.—The school census is completed and shows 4,959 census children, an increase of 314 over last year. New Barley. Newman, Cal,, June 3.—The firstship nient of new barley to the San Fran cisco market waa made from this town today.