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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 52.
Sweeping Scope of the Arid
Secretary Noble Delivers an
A Nebraska Village Obliterated by a
Many Reported Killed and Injured—The
Destruction of Loveland, lowa,
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,
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
A SHAM BATTLE.
Military Maneuvers and Drills at
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
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
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
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
DBS MOINES RIVES LANDS.
The Suit of the United States on Trim at
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.
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
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
The Guilty Engineer Eluding
Afraid to Face the Awful Results of
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Mrs. George Turner, of this city, died
suddenly this afternoon, of heart
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
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.
GOVERNOR PENNOYER'S RE-ELEC
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
Chairman Lotam, of the Republican
state central committee, telegraphs:
"The vote for governor is very close. Am
in hopes Thompson (Republican) will
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
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
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.
A Big Reduction in the Price of Binding
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.
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.
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
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
England Not Disposed to
Johnny Bull Not Scared by
The "Thunderer's" Opinion of
Blame's Bering 1 Sea PsJicy.
German Manufacturers Protesting Against
the American Tariff— The D\ike of
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
American TarifT Legislation Mnkiag
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
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
New Estimates as to Its Cost and f.urn -
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
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
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
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.
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IT IS NEWSY AMD CLEAN.
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
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.
A ROUSING- MASS MEETING HELD
Resolutions Against the McKinley Bill
Adopted—A Letter From President
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
Newman, Cal,, June 3.—The firstship
nient of new barley to the San Fran
cisco market waa made from this town