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A Number of State Conven
tions Held.
Illinois Democrats Adopt a
Strong: Platform.
A Common-Sense View of the Public
School Question.
Wm. M. Springer Re-nominated for His
Ninth Term in Congress—Other
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Springfield, 111.,.Tune 4. —The Demo
cratic state convention met at noon.
After the appointment of the usual
committees it adjourned till 2 p. m.
The convention met at 2 o'clock and
made the temporary organization per
manent. The following nominations
were made: State treasurer, Wilson
Olney; superintendent of public in
struction, Henry Raab, of Belleville;
trustees of the State University, Rich
ard Morgan, of Livingston, John H.
Bryant, of Bureau, and N. W. Graham,
of Jackson county.
A resolution indorsing John M. Palmer
for United States senator was adopted
amid great applause.
The platform reaffirms the platform of
'88 and says : "The admission of fraudu
lent senators from Montana and the un
seating of representatives duly elected,
in order to add greater strength to the
Republican majority in congress, are
precedents alike dangerous to the safety
and perpetuity of the government."
The McKinley tariff bill is denounced
as a crime and conspiracy against the
toilers of America.
The Australian ballot system is fa
On the much talked of school subject
the following is the platform:
Resolved, That the Democratic party
in convention assembled, heartily in
dorses the public school system of the
state of Illinois, and it declares that the
parental right to direct and control the
education of the child should forever re
main inviolate, and that the provisions
of the law of 188S>, commonly known as
the compulsory education statute, im
pairing that inalienable right, should be
at once repealed. Respecting this sub
ject, we adopt the following propositions
and hold them to be self-evident truths :
First. To determine and direct the
education of a child is a natural right of
the parent.
Second. There arises out of this
parental right the duty to provide edu
Third. When one who by natural or
human law owes a duty to another and
fails to perform that duty, the state can
(a) enjoin or compel its performance;
(b) punish for non-performance; (c)
supply the lack where, to the injury
of society, non-performance is wrong
fully persisted in.
Four. Wise statesmanship encourages
general popular education, but this does
not mean or require unjust or unneces
sary interference with those who are
educating their children according to
the best of their ability, and in con
formity to the condition in life of the
parent and child.
Fifth. Compulsory education in the
sense that parents who violate or neglect
their parental duty may be compelled to
its performance or punished for non-per
formance, is not illicit.
Sixth. Compulsory education, in the
sense of controlling or seeking to con
trol, or dislodging from their rightful
place those parents who are discharging
their parental duties cominensurately
with the state of life of the parent and
child, is not allowable even to the state.
Seventh. For the educat ion of his chil
dren one parent may select a public, an
other a private or denominational
school, still another furnish proper edu
cation without the aid of any school, and
each of the three in so doing exercises a
right protected by the law of the land as
well as by the law of nature, and for
doing which he need offer neither excuse
nor apology.
Eighth. Public and private or denomi
national schools are in the law neither
related, nor are they subordinate one to
the other, nor need they be antagonistic.
We favor and pledge ourselves to the
enactment of statutes:
First. To require parents who are
not performing their duty in respect to
educating their children to do so.
Second. To correct incorrigible tru
ants by providing means for their
amendment; to minimize the evils of
truancy by sending truant children to
such schools as parents may designate.
Third. To prohibit child labor with
all its debasing consequences.
The platform favors the liberal coin
age of silver.
Springer Renominated.
Swung field, 111,, June 4. —The Demo
cratic convention of the Thirteenth con
gressional district today renominated
Hon. William M. Springer for congress
by acclamation. This is Mr. Springer's
ninth nomination.
A Methodist Preacher Nominated for
Nashville, June 4. —The state Prohi
bition convention met this morning.
Committees were appointed and an ad
journment was taken until 2:3U o'clock.
Rev. D. C. Kelley, of the Methodist
Episcopal church, south, was nomin
ated for governor. The platform de
nounces the old parties for their friend
ship to the liquor interests, denounces
the original packages; favors farmers'
and workingmen's organizations and is
opposed to the right of suffrage to for
eign citizens who have been in this
country less than ten years.
Maine Democrats.
Augusta, Me., June 4. —The Demo
cratic state convention today adopted
a platform reaffirming the principles of
the national platform of 1888. Republi
can corruption is vigorously denounced,
as is alsi the Mcl inley tariff bill. The
Republicans of dame -re arraigned for
hypacrif > on the The
minorit , t< i bu I <mit the prohibi
tion amendment to the constitution to
the people, was defeated.
The convention nominated Hon.F. W.
Hill, of Exeter, for governor.
Alabama Republicans.
Montgomery, Ala., June 4.—The prin
cipal right in the Republican state con
vention today was over the issues be
tween the members of the white league
and the anti-white league. The latter's
candidates elected the chairman of the
executive committee. The convention
decided to nominate the following ticket;
Governor, Noble Sniithson ; secretary of
state, W. 11. Vernon; auditor, E. T.
Jenkins; treasurer, T. I). Booth; attor
ney-general, J©hn T. Ezell.
Lively Competition by Eastern and
Western Firms for the Contracts.
Washington, June 4. —A great deal of
interest is felt at the navy department
over the opening of bids on the 10th inst.
for the construction of the 5,500-ton and
8,100-ton vessels. It is reported that the
Cramps, of Philadelphia, the Columbian
Iron Works, of Baltimore, the Newport
News Company, of Virginia, and several
other firms |on the Atlantic coast will
submit bids, while it is known that the
Union Iron Works and Risdon Iron
Works of San Francisco will positively
submit bids and endeavor to carry both
contracts west. Irving M. Scott stated
when here last that it would not be the
fault of himself or his company if both
vessels were not awarded them.
Pious Presbyterians.
Buffalo, June 4. —The general assem
bly of the United Presbyterian church
adopted the report of the committee on
reform, vigorously condemning among
other things all laws respecting divorce
not in accordance with the Bible teach
ings Emphatic resolutions were passed
favoring the use of the Bible in the
common schools. The report includes
the request that the president incor
porate in his thanksgiving proclamation
the recognition of Christ as the
supreme ruler of the nation.
It is a Compromise Measure, and Major Mc-
Kinley is Its Author—The Bullion Re
demption Provision Included.
Washington, June 4. —The Republi
can representatives went into caucus im
mediately upon the adjournment of the
house this afternoon, to consider the sil
ver (question. It had been announced
in advance by the leaders that the real
purpose was a conference rather than a
caucus. It was suggested that there
was no definite proposition before the
caucus, so Representative Buchanan
submitted a motion that the caucus bill
as it stood be re-endorsed, Much,
talk followed, and developed a di
versity of views. Representative Walker
submitted a proposition, which in effect
proposed the reference of the bill back
to the former caucus committee, with
instructions to report a bill which will
place gold and silver on a parity by al
lowing the issue of certificates to an un
limited extent on deposits of either
metal, at the market value.
Representative Dorsey, oi Nebraska,
submitted as a substitute for the caucus
bill, a draft of a bill which he proposed
to introduce in the house. It provides
that any holder of American silver may
deposit it in the treasury and receive
full legal tender certificates on the basis
of the market price of silver; that suf
ficient bullion be coined to meet the
need of redemption, and that the na
tional bank note redemption fund shall
be covered into the treasury.
Representative Perkins, mono-metal"
Ist, in a vigorous speech noted his objec
tions to the bullion redemption feature
of the caucus bill.
Finally McKinley came to the front
with a compromise proposition. He
proposed that the treasurer shall pur
chase four and a half million dollars'
j worth of American silver each month;
that the certificates in payment therefor
shall be of full legal-tender quality, re
deemable in lawful money, and silver
bullion may be coined to meet the de
mand for redemption, and when gold
and silver reach par there shall be free
It omits the bullion redemption pro
vision of the caucus bill, and was there
fore immediately assailed by several
members on that account. A vote was
taken resulting in its insertion in the
McKinley substitute.
When the caucus adjourned there was
a good deal of confusion in the minds of
the members as to whether or not they
were bound to support the caucus prop
osition. The committee on rules will
decide when the bill will' be brought Up
in the house.
The text of McKinley's substitute
reads as follows:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
caucus that the Conger bill, as modified
by the special committee, should pass
the house, with the following amend
ments :
First. That the amount of silver bul
lion to bo purchased monthly shall be
$4,500,000 worth.
Second. That the bullion redemption
feature of the bill shall be stricken
Third. That the treasury notes shall
be legal tender for private and public
Fourth. That said notes shall be re
deemable in coin.
Fifth. That the funds held for the re
demption of national bank notes shall
be covered into the treasury.
Sixth. Free coinage when the ratio
of silver is sixteen to one.
The second proposition was voted
down. The other live were adopted.
San Francisco to be Favored.
Saratoga, June 4. —The American
Home Missionary Society today elected
officers for the ensuing year: President,
Rev. Julius H. Seelye,of Massachusetts,
and among the vice-presidents, Rev. A.
J,. Stone, of California. Rev. Warren,
of San Francisco, invited the society to
visit his city for the next annual meet
ing. The invitation was ordered ac
cepted, provided transportation at proper
rates could be secured. The feeling of
the advisability of going so far west was
nearly unanimous.
Armed Apaches Terrorizing
Mexicans Circulating Sensa
tional Rumors.
Unfounded Reports of Murder, Pil
lage and Arson.
The San Carlos Authorities Censured for
Allowing Armed Indians to Leave
the Reservation.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Tucson, Ariz., June 4.—A Mexican
brought word here today of the killing
of a man and his wife and two children,
about five miles from Pantano, yester
day. He reports going to the ranch and
finding the family murdered and the i
house burned. He came to the city to i
give the alarm. No further information
can be had. The ranch is on the direct
trail from the San Carlos Indian reser- j
vation to Mexico, in the Rincon moun
Tucson, June 4. —Three Mexicans have
just come in, saying they were driven
into the city by Indians, who attacked
them nine miles from Tucson, near the
San Miguel mine. They secreted them
selves in the rocks and escaped. They
fear the Indians have attacked a ranch
near there, killing the inmates.
Tucson, June 4. —The reported killing
by Indians of a man, woman and two
children, near Pantano, is unfounded.
This afternoon three Mexicans came in
from a camp seven miles north of Tuc
son and reported Indians near there. A |
party of armed citizens hurried to the
camp. No Indians were found there.
The alarm was caused by a band of j
eighteen Indians who were off San Car- I
los reservation with passes, hunting and
gathering cactus fruit. They have j
been seen in the. vicinity of
Pantano. north and east of Tucson,
several times during the last ten days.
They are all armed, and the recent
killing of Hardie at Rucker canon has
excited ranchers, miners and others.
It is believed by some of the stockmen
on the San Pedro that Kid and his band
are with these bands from the reserva
tion, endeavoring to strengthen his
A Dangerous Policy.
There is much feeling ex
pressed against the policy of allowing
the Indians to leave the reservation on
passes, especially as they are armed, for
ranchers, miners and travelers have no
means of knowing whether they are
hostile or friendly. That there is a band
vi them now in the mountains near
here is well established by more than a
dozen reliable citizens who have seen
them many times during the last ten
A large party of citizens of Tucson,
ranchers and stockmen, are organizing
to interview the band, who will have to
return to the reservation or fight, within
the next few hours. The people are, de
termined to keep them on their reserva
tion, and if found running at large with
arms, to treat them as hostiles.
Non-Union Men Arrested for Carrying
Concealed Weapons.
San Francisco, June 4. —This evening
Quay Imbram, Imro Porter and Emil
Johnson, non-union molders at the Ful
ton iron works, left the foundry in a
closed carriage for the California theater.
They were followed by several of the
strikers' pickets, who chased the cab,
applying opprobrious epithets to the
men. VVhen the cab reached the theater
the men jumped out and ran up
the street, closely followed by a crowd.
Thomas Neilan," one of the strikers,
told Officer Clark that the non-union
men were armed with revolvers. The
officer followed them and found thena
backed up against a wall, surrounded
by a threatening crowd of one hundred
people, strikers and others. Clark
arrested them and found a revolver on
Imbran and an improvised sling shot on
Porter. Johnson was unarmed. The
officer arrested the two former and took
them to the police station on the charge
of carrying concealed deadly weapons.
Porter is from Santa Cruz, where he has
a family.
Married a Bigamist.
San Francisco, June 4. —Alice M.
Hanna and John S. Reese were inter
married at Southfield, Mich., in 1881,
and now Mrs. Reese has filed complaint
to annul and declare void the marriage,
as at the time of the marriage Reese
had a wife, now living at Fhillipsburg,
N. J. This fact, she says, she had not
learned until last month. She further
says she is without means to support
herself, while Reese owns shares in the
Pacific Metal Works of this city valued
at $12,000, and.has other property, all
bringing an income of $500 per month.
Prospective Ships.
San Francisco, June 4. —It is rumored
in shipping circles that Spreckels Bros,
contemplate the construction of three
5,000-ton steamers for the Australian
service, providing congress passes the
bounty bill. The vessels proposed will
be built in accordance with the naval
regulations, and will be so constructed
that they can be utilized as cruisers in
case of war. The speed of the vessels
will not be less than eighteen knots an
hour. It is also understood that in case
of the passage of the bill in question the
Pacific Mail will build at least four new
steamers for the Chilian and Peruvian
Escapes Captured.
San Francisco, June 4. —On the sth
of May, James McGrath, Thomas Kirk
wood and A. Anger, inmates of the
house of correction, escaped while at
work on the roads. Today Superintend
ent Foley booked them at the city prison
on the charge of jail-breaking. Metirath
has already spent about twenty years in
San Quentin and Folsom.
A Chinese Insolvent.
San Francisco, June 4.—Law Yee, a
shoe manufacturer, has applied to the
superior court to be adjudged an insol
vent debtor. His indebtedness is $7,237;
assets, $2,000. Insurance is due on the
policies on his factory,which was burned
last month.
No Shops at Deming.
San Francisco, June 4. —General
Superintendent Fillmore says there is
nothing in the published report that the
Southern Pacific Company is about to
remove its car shops from Deming to
ljos Angeles. The company has no
shops of any kind at Deming, "and is only
moving the building which was once a
repair shop, but which has been vacant
for three years.
Overland Passengers.
San Francisco, June 4. —General Pas
senger agent T. H. Goodman, of the
Southern Pacific, has prepared a state
ment showing that the Southern Pacific
had 18,032 more overland passengers in
January, February, March and April of
last year than it had during the first
four months of this year.
Early Pears.
San Francisco, June 4. —Porter Bros,
this morning received their first con
signment of pears this season. They
were shipped from the Cottrtland ranch
of William Runyon. The fruit was of
fair size, though somewhat green, and
sold slowly at a range of6o(tf<)sc per box.
Eight Rounds.
San Jose, June 4.—The fight between
Billy Armstrong, of Stockton, and Ed
Brady, of Milton, before the Athletic
Club tonight resulted in a victory for
Armstrong in eight rounds.
Chick Again the Victor.
San Fkancisco, June 4. —Martinez
Chick, of San Diego, today defeated
Captain Brewer in the shooting match,
killing 96 out of 100 pigeons. Brewer
killed 89.
Last Month's Coinage.
San Fbancibco, June 4.—The coinage
of the San Francisco mint in May was
$1,650,000, of which $850,000 was double
eagles and $800,000 standard dollars.
Not a Hotel or Restaurant Left in the
Town—Only One Saloon Survived the
Daggett, June 4. —At noon today fire
was discovered in the southeast corner
of the Capitol hotel. A heavy west wind
was blowing for the first time in six
months. Everything was done to save
the property, but within ten minutes
the flames had spread west 1,500 feet,
destroying the Capitol hotel, owned by
H. Bahten; loss, $5,000; insurance,
$1,000; J. A. Johnson's general mer
chandise store and contents, $8,000; in
surance, $2,000; Quinn & Sut
cliffe's saloon and fixtures, $5,000;
insurance, $2,000; Barrett & Darmert's
building, $500; no insurance; Win.
Burt's saloon and fixtures, $500; Grover
& Myer, general merchandise, $500; no
insurance; M. Medlin, three buildings,
$2,500; insurance unknown ;J. L. Med
lin, residence, $800; insurance, $500;
the Stone hotel, owned by Nat Johnson,
loss, $0,000; insurance, $2,000; 8, Nor
ton, general merchandise, $3,500; insur
ance, $2,500; Maggie Healer, hotel and
fixtures, $1,500; Suteliffe, Kelly & Co.,
$1,500. The cause of the tire is unknown.
The town is now without a hotel or res
taurant, and has only one saloon.
R#Oord of Yesterday's Ball Playing at
Eastern Cities.
Pittsburg, June 4. —The Chicago
league club won the game this after
noon by good batting and lielding. At
tendance, 250.
Score —Pittsburg, 1 ; Chicago, 5.
New York, June 4.—The local league,
with a disabled team, defeated the
Brooklyns today. Attendance, 000.
Score —New York, 4; Brooklyn, 1.
Philadelphia, June 4. —Vickery
pitched a great game this afternoon,
holding the Boston league down to five
hits. Attendance, 1,700.
Score —Philadelphia, 7; Boston, 0.
Cleveland, June 4.—Duryea gave ten
men bases on balls, and the Cincinnati
club could not hit Beatin. That is the
story of today'B league game.
Score—Cleveland, 3; Cincinnati, 1.
Brotherhood Games.
Philadelphia, June 4. —The local
brotherhood club, after having the game
well in hand today, lost it through
costly errors. Attendance, 1,300.
Score —Philadelphia, 11; Brooklyn, 12.
Buffalo, June 4.—The Bisons by good
batting won today's game. Attendance
Score —Buffalo, 7 ; Pittsburg, 6.
Chicago, June 4.—The Cleveland
brotherhood club could do nothing with
Barston's delivery today, and was never
in the race. Attendance, 1,200.
Score—Chicago, 7 ; Cleveland 1.
New York, June 4. —The Boston
brotherhood team's inability to bat
Keefe was the cause of their defeat to
day. Attendance, 1,500.
Score —New York, 0; Boston, 4. '
American Association.
Brooklyn, June 4. —Brooklyn, 2;
Rochester, 5.
Columbus, June 4.—Columbus, 14;
Toledo, 0.
Louisville, June 4. —Louisville, 0; St.
Louis, 0.
Syracuse, N. V., June 4.—The Syra
cuse-Athletic game was called at the end
of the second innings.on account of rain.
Hostile to Secret Societies.
Nkw York, June 4. —At the meet
ing of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod
today the report of the committee on
secret societies caused some excitement
and considerable discussion. Among
others Rev. Dr. Johnson, of Oakland,
California, arraigned the Masonic order
severely in a long speech. A committee
was appointed to draft a set of resolu
tions indicative of the sense of the
Rock Island Meeting:.
CuicAoo, June 4.—The annual meet
ing of the Rock Island road was held
today. The old officers were re-elected.
The report shows: Net earnings, $7,164,
--000 ; increase over the previous year,
Terrific Weather in Many
A Western Town Wrecked by a
A Score of Fatalities Reported and
Many Lesser Injuries.
Another Series of Cloudbursts in lowa—A
Phenomenal Rainstorm in the
Associated Press DisDatehes..
Lincoln, Neb., June 4. —The State
Journal party returned from the Hcene
of the tornado at Bradshaw, York
county, this afternoon, and brought con
firmation of the worst reports received.
The storm struck the town at 8:30 Tues
day evening, the roar of the whirlwind
being the first notice the terrified people
heard. Not a single building is left.
Every business house was a total wreck,
and the principal street is filled with
ruins. A special train Was dispatched
from Lincoln with physicians and other
relief. It was found that the Russian
settlement near the town was struck,
and the report is that nine were killed
there outright. The physicians say that
in all twelve are dead, eight mortally
wounded and perhaps twenty are hurt
less seriously.
The killed are: John Miller; a child
named Bromsey ; the wife and child of
Isadore Isaac Penner; a child of Mr.
Ghapin; two members of Mr. Shaws'
family ; the wife and child of Mr. Minks,
and his hired man.
Governor Thayer has sent tents and
other supplies to the sufferers.
The Third Great Cloudburst Inside of
One Week.
Council Bluffs, la., June 4. —A de
vastating cloudburst early this morning
constitutes the third terrific storm that
visited this section this week. The
Nonpareil's Underwood special states
that about 2 o'clock this morning a
cloud burst some miles north of there,
nearly over Mosquito creek. When day
broke the lower and western half of the
town presented a pitiful Bight. Scores
of dwellings were totally wrecked, while
others were tw r isted from their founda
tions. At noon the waters of Mosquito
creek registered twenty-five feet above
high-water mark. In the lower part
of the city houses stood in ten
feet of water. Several washouts j
occurred on the railroads, and many I
bridges were swept away. There were |
many narrow escapes from drowning. A
large number of cattle and hogs were
drowned. The total loss in Underwood
and vicinity aggregates $150,000.
At Weston, a village seven miles be
low Underwood, and on Mosquito creek,
the damage is not less great. The best
part of the town is under from live to
fifteen feet of water. A line of corn
cribs, containing 100,000 bushels, are
under water and will probably be a total
loss. Heavy losses of cattle and sheep
are reported. The total loss about Wes
ton will reach $100,000.
Further advices to the Nonpareil from
further up the valley, at Neola and as
far as Persy, show how the storm raged
with savage effect.
The flood on Mosquito creek, which
empties into the Missouri at this point,
reached Council Bluffs at noon today.
The river is eight feet above high-water
mark tonight, and still rising. The val
ley, which varies from one to two miles
| wide, is under water to an average
depth of fifteen feet. Indications are
that this valley for a distance of thirty
miles is submerged. It will be five days
before trains can leave or enter the city,
as the roads are washed out for a dis
tance of twenty miles. The entire
damage is estimated at $300,000. No
loss of life has been reported.
Phenomenal Rainfall in Minnesota and
the Dakotas.
St. Paul, June 4.—Over an inch of
rain fell in this city today, the city re
ceiving the most thorough drenching in
maViy months. No serious damage is re
ported within the city limits. The
railroads, however. are suffer
ers. Milwaukee trains are de
layed several hours tonight by
washouts, and other roads also suffered.
Specials fr6m Minnesota and North and
South Dakota are to the same effect.
The Globe's correspondent says the Mis
souri river is raging, two sections of the
Pierre pontoon bridge having been
washed away. Yankton reports two
and one-fifth inchesof rain in forty-eight
hours, and an assured crop. Red Wing,
Minn., reports the heaviest rain of the
season, with streets washed out and
flooded, sidewalks carried away and pri
vate property considerably damaged.
Heavy rams this afternoon washed away
800 feet of the Cannon valley road, five
miles east of Cannon falls, and the pas
sengers were laid up there for
the night. Crops on rolling land near
Wabasha are badly washed out, and
bridges and railroad tracks have
suffered. At Bismarck over an inch of
water fell, And other places report heavy
rain and wind. Two fatalities by light
ning are reported.
Lightning Fatalities in Ohio.
Canton, Ohio, June 4.—A terrific
thunder storm passed over this city to
day, doing much damage. Mrs. Moun
in's young daughter and Miss Frances
Reinhart were severely shocked by
lightning, and a farmer named Ran
dolph, at Palmyra, was killed.
Storm in New York.
New York, June 4. —Dispatches from
a dozen different points in the middle
and western section of the state report
one of the most severe rain and light
ning storms in years. Much minor
The Oregon Election.
Portland, Ore., June 4. —Unofficial
returns from every county in the state
give Hermann (Rep.) for congress a ma
jority of 8,977 over Miller (Dem.). Pen
->isB A YEARS— ]
Buys tbe Daily Herald and %
$2 the Weekly Herald. J
noyer (Dem.), ht governor, has 3,466
majority over Thompson (Rep,).. These
estimates are based on the vote of 1888
and may be reduced somewhat. The re
mainder of the state ticket is republican
by from 5,000 to 7,000,
Portland, Ore., June 4. —Official re
turns from Monday's election have been
received from only one county tn> tbe
state. From the returns at hand Her
mann's majority will reach 9,000, white
that of Pennoyer, for governor, will
probably reach 4,000. The Republicans
elect the following state officers by about
6,000 majority: Secretary of" state,
Mcßride; state treasurer, Metchan;
supreme judge, Bean ; superintendent of
public instruction, McElroy; state
printer, Baker.
Hermann's majority in Multonomab
county will be 8,900, while Thompson
(Republican), for governor, carries the
county by less than 200 majority. The
legislature, as near as can be ascer
tained, will stand sixty Republicans to
thirty Democrats.
Lower California to Have Been Annexed
to the British Empire.
San Francisco, June 4.—A Chronicle's
special from San Diego says the investi
gation being made into the proposed fil
ibustering expedition against Lower Cal
ifornia continues to reveal startling facts,
and a new phase is now put
upon the affair from the evidence
furnished by agents of the Mexican
Land and Colonization Company. It
appears that the president of the com
pany had in view a plan to annex the
peninsula to the British empire, by pur
suing the same policy that was followed
by the East India Company when Great
Britain acquired possessions in Asia.
A Bound House Collapses.
T.u-OMA, June 4. —A round house of
the street railway company suddenly
collapsed this evening, killing one man
and probably fatally injuring two others.
The house was being torn down, and
the roof fell without warning.
Surefoot, the Favorite, Comes in Fourth,
Thousands of Pounds Lost by the
Backers of the Phenomenal Colt.
London, June 4. —The great race for
the Derby stakes, for 3-year-old colts
and fillies, took place on Epson downs
today; distance, a mile and a half from
the high level starting post. There
were 233 subscribers, 106 of whom paid
twenty-five sovereigns each, and sixty
three paid ten sovereigns each. The
weather was showery. Betting was the
same as yesterday. The race was won
by J. Porter's chestnut colt Sainfoin, by
Springfield, out of Sanda ; Lefever's
chestnut colt Le Nord,by Tristan, out of
La Nose, second; the duke of Westmin
ster's bay colt Orwell, by lien Deer, out
of Lizzie Agnes, third. There were
eight starters.
The horses got away at the first at
tempt. Orwell took the lead at the
start, running slowly, followed by
Sainfoin and Le Nord. Surefoot was the
last to get off. When the mile post was
reached Orwell showed well in front.
In making the hill for Tattenham cor
ner Sainfoin took the lead, and, coming
on, won by three quarters of a length.
There was a neck between Le Nord and
Orwell. Surefoot, beatrn 500 yards from
home, came in a head behind Orwell.
The result created most tremendous
excitement. Surefoot was backed
to win to the extent of hundreds of
thousands of pounds. Among Sure
foot's backers were large numbers of
aristocrats. They suffered severely.
Latonia Races.
Latonia, Jane 4. —Three-year-olds and
upward, mile and twenty-live yards—
Gymnast won, Outbound second, Os
borne third; time I'Ai}^.
Three-year-olds and upwards, mile
and twenty-live yards— won,
Catalpa second, Marehma third; time
Two-year-olds, six furlongs—Philora
won, Caprice second, Ja Ja third; time
Three-year-olds and upward, mile and
three - sixteenths — Fortunatus won,
Elvton second, Climax third; time
2 :02^.
Latonia matron stakes, two-year-olds,
six furlongs—Passarra won, Ida Pickwick
second, Hueneme third; time 1:17.
Morris Park.
Morris Park, N. V., June 4. —Three-
fourths of a mile —Tenny won, Civil
Service second, Geraldine third; time,
San Simeon handicap, mile and an
eighth—Judge Morrow won, Montague
second, Cassius third; time, 1 :63%«
Juvenile stakes, two-year-olds, half
mile—St. Charles won, Hoodlum second,
Gold Dollar third; time, :48' 4 .
Fleetwood stakes, three-year-olds, half
mile —King Eric won, Chaos second,
Magnate third ; time, 1:4l 1^.
Five-eighths of„. a mile—Correction
won, Lima second,Claudine third; time,
1 :01k.
Mile and an eighth—Philosophy won,
Admiral second, Sam Wood third ; time,
Terre Haute Trotting.
Tkrre Haute, Irid., June 4.—The 2:28
trot, $500 —Twist lirst, Cubit second,
Constantino third; best time 2:29'^..
Pacing, 2:33 class, $300 —Catharine
first, L. B. Curtis second, Joe Ballard
third, Little Gift fourth; best time
2 :32^.
Fourth of July Committee.
San Francisco, June 4. —The commit
tee of two hundred selected to make ar
rangements for the Fourth of July, met
this evening and declined the proposi
tion to combine with Admission day
celebration, but finally allowed the mat
ter to go to the executive committee.
James F. Smith was chosen president of
the day, and James H. O'Brien grand
Troop* for Arizona.
Walla Walla, Wash., June 4.—A
troop of the second United States cav
alry left here on a special train this,
afternoon for a station in Arizona.

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