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fe THE HERALD J r Stands for tlie Interests of * r. Southern California. J L SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV. —NO. 55. EASTERN EVENTS. Several Serious Railroad Dis asters. A Broken Wheel and Spreading Rails. Startling Confession of the Sedalia Murderer. A Stubborn Agent Causes Trouble on an Indian Reservation—General Gleanings. Associated I'ress Dispatches.] Louisville, June 6.—The Boston sleeper on the Louisville and Nashville train, which left here this afternoon, was derailed and badly wrecked near English, Ky. Eight persons were seri ously injured, two of whom will prob ably die. Mrs. Col. Hodges, of Jcffer sonville, and Mrs. John Johnson, of Memphis, are thought to be fatally in jured. The accident was caused by tlie spreading of the rails, due to the soft ness of the ground from the recent rains. A STUBBORN AGENT, The Cause of All the Trouble on the Menomence Reservation. Milwaukee, Juneli.—Tlie facts regard ing the reported uprising of the Indians on the Menomenee reservation is that ex-Agent Jennings refuses to vacate the agency, holding that the property has not been receipted for. He was, how ever, suspended by Inspector Chesney. It is a matter of current report that a conspiracy exists to eject the govern ment officials from the reservation: that the Indians will not hesitate to use force, and that there is a regularly organized plan for the defiance of the government. While Inspector Chesney will not say anything as to the government's inten tions in the event of Jennings's refusal to vacate, it is understood troops are about to be called to assist in expelling the stubborn agent. Later. —Tonight it is reported ex- Agent Jennings has vacated the agency, but the Indians are still intractable. Serious trouble is feared if Kelsey en deavors to take possession. In addition to their dislike for the new agent, they are incensed over the passage by con gress of a bill providing for the sale of the pine on their reservation, claiming that it is an attempt to defraud them. A TRAIN DISASTER. Fatal Accident on tlie North western Road. RoCKFORD, 111., June ti. —A Northwest ern passenger train was derailed near here this morning by a broken wheel. A gang of section men working beside the track were caught in the wreck, and four of 'hem. August Johnston, Emil Anderson, John Gustafson and John Drehner, .vere instantly killed, as was also Engineer Blasdell. The fireman and two section hands and several of the passengers were slightly injured. INDIAN TROUBLES. A White Man Murdered by the Northern Cheyennes. Washington, June (5. —The secretary of the interior has received advices cor roborating the report that a white man was recently murdered on the Tongue river reservation, in Montana, by the Northern Cheyenne Indians. The set tlers are greatly alarmed, and troops have been ordered to the scene to restore a feeling of safety. Reports received about the trouble at Green Bay, Wis., agency, stated that it is owing to the hostility of the Indians to the newly-appointed agent, Kilsey, and their desire to retain the old agent. Secretary Hoble has telegraphed Kilsey to take charge of the office at once, or he would see that an agent was appointed who would do so. A CHRONIC MURDERER. Confession of the Sedalia, Mo,, Murder Fiend. Sedalia. Mo., June o.—Thomas Wil liamson, the murdererof Jefferson Moore and son Charles, has made a written confession. He says he quarreled with Charlie, killed him with an axe and buried the body. He told the family Charlie had gone visiting. A few days later during a quarrel with old man Moore, he killed him in the same way and made a similar disposition of the body. Regarding the death of his (Williamson's) wife, he says it was caused by a dose of medicine he gave her for cramps. He buried the body without a permit, be cause he was too poor to buy a coffin. It has just been learned that William son in 1860 killed a farmer, Charles Koch, near Peoria, Illinois. He was tried and sentenced to be hanged, but Governor Oglesby commuted his sen. tence to twenty years imprisonment. He served seventeen years, and when released came to Missouri. The police think Williamson guilty of another murder two years ago. A Legal Spy. OHIO AGO, June 6. —The cases of the prosecution against the striking carpen ters, begun by the Old Masters' Associa tion for the intimidation of non-union workmen, were called today. Four of the strikers were discharged and the other cases continued. The strikers as sert that the principal attorney for the masters' association posed during the strike as a most ardent friend of the journeymen. He made speeches at meetings, advising such radical measures that at times other speakers refused to remain on the platform with him. The carpenters now assert that he was a spy in the employ of the masters' associa tion. Firemen Badly Injured. Philadelphia. June <>. —While fire men were engaged this morning extin guishing a lire in a small building, the flames reached a storage basin. Twelve barrels of gasoline exploded, and eleven firemen were caught in a shower of burning oil and badly injured. Some of them will probably die from their in juries. The Harriso ■ Take an Outing. iiinoton, Jun ' d snt and Mrs. Harrison Icf. Wash on this afternoon on the United States ship Dis patch for a short season of recreation on the Potomac river and Chesapeake bay. DEADBEAT9 AND SNOBS. Sensational Charges Against Some of America's too. New York, June 6.—A large number of Americans are alleged by a London firm to be indulging in emblazoned coats of arms, crests and other aristo cratic appurtenances, and to be doing so without paying for them. Counsel lor Leroy B. Crane, of 237 Broadway, some time ago received from the London and Hartford Publishing Company a letter asking him tocollect a bill of £299 from Ben AM Haggin, of California. The attorney submitted the account to Mr. Haggin, who declared that . he was not indebted to the con cern. Yesterday Crane got a huge envelope which contained a letter from the company, with the headings: "Ar morial bearings of families; emblazon ing; depicting and engraving family coats-of-arruß, crests, mottoes, etc." The letter contained a batch of fifty bills for collection. They were against some of the most prominent people in the country, and were for engraving family coats-of-arms. Among them were ex- President Hayes and Lispenard Stewart. Firemen's Tournament. Healdsburg, Cai., June 8. —Petaluma has been selected for the next annual firemen's tournament. Petaluma won the hook and ladder race, the Petaluma hose company won the 400 yards running race, Santa Rosa won tbe juvenile hose race (300 yards), and Petaluma won the infantile race. For Wife Murder. McMinnville, Ore., June (>. —The case of Wm. Scott, on trial for the murder of his wife last February, was given to the jury this evening. THE CEDAR KEYS AFFAIR PRESIDENT HARRISON'S MESSAGE ON THE SUBJECT. He Justifies the Landing of Federal Forces from a Revenue Cutter to Effect Mayor Cottrell's Arrest. Washington, June 6. —The president's letter transmitting to the senate infor mation about the Cedar Keys, Fla., matter, details the circumstances already familiar to the public, and adds: "It will be observed that the United States collector of customs at Cedar Keys had been driven from his office and from the town and the administra tion of the customs laws of the United States at that port, suspended by the violent demonstration and threats of one Cottrell, the mayor of the place, assisted by his town marshal, Mitchell. If it had been necessary, as I do not think it can be in any case for a United States officer to appeal to the local authorities for immunity from violence in the exer cise of his duties, tbe situation at Cedar Keys did not suggest or encourage such appeal. It will always be agreeable to me if the local authorities, acting upon their own sense of duty, maintain public order. When this is not done, 1 shall deem it my duty to use the adequate powers vested in the executive to make it safe and feasible to hold and exercise offices established by the federal consti tution and laws. The means used in this case, were in my opinion, lawful and necessary, and the officers no not seem to have intruded upon any private right in executing the warrants placed in their hands. A letter dated August 4th last, which appears in the corres pondence submitted, appealing to me to intervene for the protection of the city of Cedar Keys from the brutal violence of Cottrell, it will he noticed, was written before the appointment of the new col lector. It is a very grim commentary upon the condition of social order at Cedar Keys, that only a woman who had, as she says in her letter, no son or husband who could be made the victim of his malice, had the courage to file charges against this man,who was then holding a subordinate place in the cus toms service. The report of United States Deputy Marshal Estrange says he and Captain Smith, of the revenue cutter MeLane, were victimized by the people, who foiled them several times in their efforts to recapture Cottrell. The captain of a steam launch demanded $50 a day for the use of his vessel to make a trip up the Suwanee river, where it was be lieved Cottrell was hiding, when $10 a day would have been a big price. "After Marshal Mitchell's release he was rein stated in office, so one may safely infer that the policy of Mayor Cottrell had been fully endorsed. The attorney-gen eral has been misinformed in the matter of our searching dwellings unlawfully. In every instance I asked permission, which, 1 am pleased to say, was readily, if not cheerfully given. 1 have been re ligiously scrupulous on this point, but the rabble will talk and bluster." The reports of Captain Smith, of the MeLane, and.]. H. Pinkerton, collector at Cedar Keys, agree with the report published. I'inkerton says: "I had heard that Cottrell said United States Attorney Stripling would not prosecute him as they were particular friends, and I must say Stripling discouraged my ac tion in the matter, and advised me to wait until Cottrell made further demon strations and then to take a shotgun and shoot him if be interfered." GOOD SECURITY. The Largest Penal Bond Ever Given on This Coast. San Fkancisco, June ti. —J. I. Jackson, recently appointed United States assist ant treasurer in this city, has filed one of the largest bonds ever presented by a public official on this coast. It is in the sum of $000,000, with Leland Stanford, Charles M. Felton, John P. Jones, Claus Spreckels, Alvinza Hay ward and George C. Perkins as sureties, each in the sum of $100,000. Convicted of Manslaughter. Napa, Cal., June (i.—Mrs. Margaret Merkle was today convicted of man slaughter by the supreme court. The charge was that she stabbed and killed Joseph Yonwyl, at Rutherford, April 27th last. The parties had been drink ing heavily. No one saw the blow struck. Sentence will be pronounced on Monday next. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1890. A SUGAR FAMINE. Short Supply of the Saccha rine Substance. Canners and Candy-makers in a Dilemma. The Court Petitioned to Release the American Refinery. The San Francisco City Hall Scandal - An niversary of the Seattle Fire. Coast Notes. Associated I'ress Dispatches. 1 San Francisco, June 6. —The grocers, candy-makers, confectioners and fruit canners, of this city, who are much pressed for want of sugar, are signing a petition to the supreme court. The ob ject of the petition is to obtain a speedy decision on Judge Wallace's order clos ing the American sugar refinery, and also asking that the sugar now stored and unused in that refinery shall be re leased under sufficient bonds to more than cover its total value. Nine-tenths of the sugar used in this city has been drawn from the refinery named, and it is impossible to obtain any sugar to meet the present requirements of the petitioners. The fruit-canning season is at hand, and the canners, their hundreds of employees, can-makers;and others will suffer very much unless the supply of sugar shall be forthcoming at once. It has not been possible to buy sufficient sugar in the east, and there is not enough on hand to meet the demand of the ordinary home consumption. IS HANKS A CRANK. The San Francisco City Hall Scandal Being Investigated. San Francisco, June 6. —At a meeting of the new city hall commissioners this morning, the charges preferred by Geo. R. Hanks, a former employee, against McCann & Riddell, contractors for the brickwork on the northwest wing of the city hall, came up for discussion. Hanks's statement to the effect that certain portions of the walls, instead of being solid brickwork, consisted of a thin shell filled with sand, mortar and rubbish, was read, and Hanks said the reason he had not exposed the work while it was going on was because he would have been discharged, and he needed money. John McCarty, the sub-contractor, produced a letter written by Hanks after the latter's discharge, in which Hanks declared that if "some thing was not done" he would expose the work that McCarty had been doi*f». A number of bricklayers made the claim that Hanks built the defective pier him self. On motion of Auditor Strother, the mayor was directed to employ an architect and competent mason to drill the walls of the city hall and ascertain if there was any rubbish therein, after which the ipiestion of responsibility for the work will be taken up again. AFTER ONE YEAR. The Anniversary of the Seattle Fire Fit tingly Celebrated. Seattle, Wash., June 6 first an niversary of the great fire of June 0, 1881), which destroyed the entire busi ness portion of the city, was celebrated in this city tonight. Many large stores and buildings were thrown open to the public during the day. Toklas, Singer man & Co., whose store was closed by the fire at 20 minutes past 3 o'clock on June 0, 18,80, re-opened today at exactly the name hour, United States Judge C. H. Hanford making the formal opening. Other houses opened in the same man ner. The chamber of commerce gave a banquet. Fireworks were set off across the harbor at West Seattle. A salute of 100 guns was fired. TURNER'S TURN. A Former Angeleno in a Bad l'ickle at Seattle. Seattle, Wash., June ti.—A detective arrived in the city this morning with George Turner, who was recently ar rested in New York City, on a requi sition from Governor Ferry. Turner is wanted here on the charge of being con nected with ex-Agent J. P. Mcdombs in the forgeries for which the latter was convicted yesterday. It is alleged that Turner himself forged the names on the checks of the relief committee for Mc- Coombs. Turner was formerly in the builders' supply business in Pasadena and Los Angeles. A Logger's Frightful Death. Seattle, June 0. —A Pout [nielligentef special from Snohomish says: .lames Pike, of the firm of Mann & Pike, log gers on the Skykomish river, was killed there this afternoon. While running logs down a steep chute, one became fastened. Pike climbed into the chute to start it. Just then another log came down, striking him and cutting his body in two. Part of his body was afterward found sticking on the log. Small par ticles of flesh and blood and bones were scattered in every direction. The trunk and feet were all that could be found for interment. A Whaler Lost. San FbancißOO, June (i. —News was re ceived here today of the loss of the New Bedford whaling bark Saucer, in the Japan sea. The Saucer left here last November in command of Captain Cleve land for the Okhotsk sea. She ran further south last April, and while fol lowing a school of whales suddenly ran on a sunken rock and sprung a leak. The pumpS were worked and the bark kept afloat until she reached Vladivos tock, where it was found that her dam age was too great to be repaired, and she was sold and broken up. The captain and crew shipped on other whalers which were in Vladivostock at the time. Coast Line Delegates. Ban Jose, Cal., June ti.—At the an nual meeting of the board of trade to night, James A. Clayton, W. J. Casey, W. P. Dougherty, O. A. Hale and J. H. Henry were chosen delegates to meet representatives from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Alameda, in convention in this city, June 25th, to mature a plan for the speedy completion of the coast-line rail way from Los Angeles to San Francisco. SAN DIEGO NOTES. The Next G. A. R. Encampment Lo cated—Cable Road Opening. San Dieoo, June o.—The question of a location for the next G. A. R. encamp ment has been decided upon, and San Diego has been chosen. The selection of a camping ground has not yet been made. The Santa Fe has guaranteed a low rate for excursions to this point. The jury in the Holland murder case, which has just been tried the second time, failed to agree. The formal opening of the cable road will take place tomorrow with appropri ate ceremonies. The Death Penalty. Sacramento, June 6. —Judge Van Fleet today sentenced to death Charles Freeman, who murdered Mark Feeney by drowning him in a barrel, March 6th, near the town of Antelope, this county. The date of the hanging has not been announced, but will be named in the warrant of execution to be delivered to Sheriff McMullin within a few days. Mining Operations. Sacramento, June 6. —The Mountain Ledge Gold Mining Company, limited, of London, has recommenced operations on their newly acquired mining property in this district. Contracts have been let for a forty-stamp mill, tramway and other essentials for a complete plant. Gilroy Items. Gilroy, Cal., June 6. —The census here shows: Children between the years of 5 and 17, 608, a gain of thirty one per cent, since 1885. The weather is warm, and harvest will commence next week. RENEGADE APACHES. LATEST REPORTS FROM THE ARI ZONA FRONTIER. Troops and Scouts Scouring the Country —Several Parties Hot on the Trail of the Renegades, San Francisco, June 6. —Very little information relative to the Arizona In dian outrages could be obtained at army headquarters today, owing to the fact that the pursuit of the Indians is being conducted under the orders of Brigadier-General Grier son, from the department of Arizona. General Miles said companies A, C and Kof the Second cavalry will leave the Presidio for the department of Arizona at 8 o'clock Sunday morning. No offi cial news of what has occurred in Ari zona has yet be received at San Fran cisco. General Miles said that the hist word received from the troops was that the Apaches under "Kid" had returned to Mexico, and that the settle ments in exposed localities are duly pro tected now. He had not positively learned whether Apaches or others killed the l>oy referred to in late dis patches. ON THE TRAIL. Troops and Scouts Pursuing Renegade Apnches. Tucson, June 6. —Arrests were made yesterday by Al Sieber, chief of scouts,of parties who are claimed to have furnished the Apaches aid. The trail of seven In dians, five on horseback and two on foot, was found four miles east of Tucson, within four miles of Fort Lowell. Troops were sent in pursuit, but up to a late hour no report has been received. Lieutenant Hardiman, who went in pur suit of the band of Indians last night, reports having struck the trail of tune Indians, and sent a courier back for two more troops. Lieutenant Neall is scout ing south towards Pantano. Tombstone, June (i. —Late this after noon Captain Kennedy, of the Tenth United States Cavalry, arrived here with sixty-two colored troops from Fort Grant, and ten Indian trailers. They camp lierc tonight, and leave for Bisbee in the morning, where they will be joined by troops from Huachuca, and go to the frontier. BISMARCK SNUBBED. His Utterances Merely Those of a Pri vate Gentleman. Berlin, June 4.—The Berliner Tage blatt says Chancellor Caprivi has sent communications to the powers of Europe informing them that the utterances of Bismarck since his retirement from office, concerning the affairs of Ger many, are merely the expressions of the opinion of a private gentleman. It is announced that Caprivi's com munication to the European powers concerning Bismarck, referred to by the Tagebtatt, is merely the formal notifica tion of Bismarck's resignation. The Ticket Scalpers. Ciiicaoo, June 6.—Judge Cooley, chairman of the interstate commerce commission, has addressed a circular letter to the general passenger agents of the western roads, calling their atten tion to the large and prosperous business being done in the sale of tickets for passenger trans portation by persons not in the employ of any railroad company. Cooley al ludes to the ticket scalpers, and asks for expressions of views whether the ex istence of this business is not a serious public evil and how it can be abated. Not Guilty Because Insane. Colvii.le, Wash., June 6.—ln the case of William Howenstein, charged with the murder of Jones B. Oglesby on Jan uary 22d, the jury brought in a verdict this morning of "not guilty, as the defendant was suffering from temporary insanity." Howenstein shot Oglesby, a negro waiter, because he claimed the latter had tried to cheat him out of fifty cents in making change. Sexton Makes a Motion. London;, June 6. —In the commons to night Sexton moved to reduce the salary of "the British consul in New York as a protest against the assistance he gave Soames in the Time* forgery case. At torney-General Webster declared that so far as his knowledge extended, the consul gave no assistance to the Times. Sexton's motion was finally rejected. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Emperor William's Danger ous 3lalady. Serious Results From His Re cent Mishap. Bismarck No Longer the Mouthpiece of Germany. Military Burdens Increased to Insure a Peace Footing—Outrages in Servia. Associated Press Dispatches. I New York, Junefi. —A Berlin dispatch says : It is privately reported that seri ous results may yet follow the kaiser's recent carriage accident. It appears that he injured the ear that has already caused him so much pain and discom fort. It has been in a terrible condition ever since the mishap. Quite aware of the serious nature of his malady, it is said William has already made arrange ments to appoint the empress and his brother, Prince Heinrich, regents in case of his death or his being incapacitated by the progress of the disease. MILITARY BURDENS. The German Government Still Piling Them On. Berlin, June (i. —Minister of War Dv ■ Vernois has announced to the military committee of the reiObstag, bills intro duced by the government for the con struction of strategical railways, and for training reserves in the use of the new rifle; also appropriating for the further equipment of the army. He declared that no one capable of bearing arms should cease training when he had completed his term of service. The government had only decided upon the main prin ciples of the measure concern ing reserves. The demands contained in the military bill were small compared with those of the French government. He added that tbe government medi tates to still further increase the peace footing by 4!l,000 men more than the present bill provides for. Speakers of all parties testified to the growing agita tion against military burdens, and de clared it imperative to reduce the term of service. WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER. Servian Villagers Murdered By Blood thirsty Arnauts. Belgrade, June 6. —The recent at tack of Arnauts on a Servian village on | the frontier proves to have been an un ! provoked and brutal outrage. The in habitants were driven out of their houses in the dead of night by a false alarm of fire. Amid the fright and confusion they were fired upon by the Arnauts ly ing in ambush around the village, and who rushed in upon them. The barbarities which followed resembled the Bulgarian atrocities. Neither age nor sex was spared. When they fin ished their bloody work and fled, "it was found that of the population 115 were killed and thirty five wounded. The Ottoman authorities made a show of energy and arrested a number of emi grants near the border, but tbe murder ous gang has not yet been apprehended. Another conflict between Arnauts and Servians has taken place at Pristina, Maiodonia, in which forty Servians were killed and 200 taken prisoners by the Arnauts. FIGHTING IN AFRICA. The French Forces Gain a Decisive Victory. Paris, June fl. —The latest news from the French Soudan is given in corres pondence to Le Temps from St. Louis, Senegal, dated May 6th. The corres pondent says: "Commander Archinard, anxious to terminate the campaign, marched with a small column upon the town of Huosebougon, in order to disperse the last forces of the king. The place was a real fortress, defended by 1,000 men. The attack began April 24th. The troops succeeded during the day in occupying a portion of the town, but the Toucoulers kept fighting inch by inch. The battle raged throughout the night with great fury. Not until the evening of the next day were we masters of the town. As to its defenders, not a single one survived. They were all killed on the spot or blew themselves up by setting fire to the powder magazine. We had fifteen killed and seventy-two wounded. Bambara's auxiliaries suffered most. Two Euro peans were killed and seven wounded. A Fatal Ovation. St. Petersburg, June O.—A serious accident occurred here on the occasion of the jubilee of the Powlow regiment. As the czar was leaving the casino, offi cers and privates rushed together through the gateway with the intention of giving him an ovation. The gateway being narrow, a great crush resulted, during which two soldiers were killed and nineteen wounded. Good Wool Prospects. Melbourne, June 6. —Prospects for the coming wool season throughout Australia are encouraging. The pastoral outlook is excellent owing to the plenti ful rains. Orleans Reaches Dover. London, June 6. —The Duke of Orleans arrived at Dover today from Belgium. His father, the Count of Paris, and forty of his friends gave him a hearty wel come. A Polish Holocaust. Warsaw, June 6. — Four hundred houses were destroyed by fire in Doks yie, near Warsaw, today. Ten persons were burned to death. Parliament Will Adjourn. London, June 6.—The government has resolved to adjourn parliament at the end of July until the middle of October. O'Brien's Marriage. London, June 6.—The marriage of William 0 I Mile. Raffoloviteh will take place at Brompton oratory on Wednesday -3*B A YEAR If- 1 $2 the WmsKiY Hiealo. 2 IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J FIVE CENTS. STEAMSHIP RATE WAR. A General Slaughter of Trans-Paeifle Bates in Prospect. San Francisco, Ju*e 6. —Charles F. Crocker, general manager of tlie Occi dental and Oriental Steamship Com pany, said today that word had come from the steamship agency at Hong Kong that the Canadian Pacific Steam ship Company had announced its inten tion of resuming steamer service be tween Vancouver and San Francisco. The result of such an invasion by th« Canadian Pacific would be a general slaughter of rates. The same thing hap pened two years ago,when the Canadian Pacific was forced to withdraw its steamers from San Francisco, and an agreement was made to maintain rates and keep out of each other's territory. George H. Rice, general traffic man ager of the Pacific Mail and Occidental and Oriental, has returned from the north, where he failed to make a similar agreement, and the companies are still operating under the tacit understanding ol last season. Mr. Rice said regarding the Suez canal lines: "The Peninsular and Oriental Company,which has always been our strongest competitor, and which with other Suez lines has made rates for us, has for years maintained rates with other canal lines. My latest advices are that these rates are going to be cut. If this proves true, trans-Pacific rates on through business to the Atlantic sea board will go way down any hour." Buildings Burned. Vkedersbukg, Ind., June (J.—Cole man]s heading factory, the Nickton planing mill and several residences were burned today. Loss, about $50,000. Croker's Return. New York, June (s.—Richard Croker, the noted Tammany chief, arrived to night on the Aller. He would not talk of politics or his errand here. RAGING ELEMENTS. WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION BY STORMS AT THE EAST. A Storm Center at Newr York City and. Extending Away Into Canada—Ter rible Floods Reported. New Yokk, June 6. —Terrific thunder storms last evening, throughout the night and till long after daybreak, seem to have been widespread. From all points of the compass and from hun dreds of miles away come stories of. flood and havoc by lightning and high winds. Several lives were lost in and about this city. Several buildings were struck and burned, houses unroofed and trees laid prostrate. Brooklyn, Ont.,|June 0. —Yesterday's cloudburst caused the creek which runs through the village to assume the pro portions of a river. A great amount of property was destroyed, and a number of buildings and bridges carried away. Obangevxllh, Out., June (5. —The most disastrous flood ever experienced here occurred as the result of yesterday's storm, lasting over four hours, during which time seething torrents swept through a portion of the town, doing great damage to railroads and other property. Greenwood, Ont., June 6.—The most disastrous freshet ever known here oc curred last evening. Four dams north of this place gave way. Roads were submerged, cellars flooded, bridges car ried away and telegraph wires broken. Schomberg, Ont., June ti. —In conse quence of the heavy rain yesterday, and the sweeping away of two large mill dams, this village sustained a heavy loss. Business' houses and private dwellings were swept away by the flood. Many people are left homeless and des titute. Barrie, Ont., June 6. —The most dis astrous flood that ever visited this town took place yesterday, in consequence of two days' heavy rain. All the streets in the central portion of the town were utterly submerged. The principal busi ness thoroughfares presented an awful sight last evening. The water was fully two feet deep. Many stores were flooded. The streets in the vicinity of the Points were washed away to a depth of six to eight feet, forming a chasm fully fifty feet wide. A large body of water which rushed down from the hills carriedevery thing in its path to the bay. Small Fire*. Oroville, June 6. —The residence of Judge Hundley was destroyed by fire early this morning, Boss, $7,000; in sured for $5,000. Fresno, June 6. —The residence of J. T. Schanklin was burned with its con tents early this morning. The family barely escaped with their lives. Loss, $4,000 ; insurance, $1,300. The origin of the fire is unknown. Auburn, Cal., June o.—Fire broke out in a building owned by County Treas urer J. M. Jacobs early this morning, occupied by Dr. J. C. Hawver, dentist, and photograph galleries. The loss is over $5,000, no insurance. New Stiip-Builriiiig Syndicate. Philadelphia, June ti. —The new syn dicate which has purchased land for an immense ship-building plant on the Delaware river, is one of the most sub stantial concerns of the kind ever organ ized in this country. The completion of the work at as early date as possible is assured. The capital stock is $5,000,000, of which the entire amount has been taken, and is as good as paid in ; $2,000, --000 is placed in this city, and $1,000,000 each in New York, London and Boston. Bills Signed by Governor Hill. Albany, N. V., June (>.—Governor Hill has signed the bill making the office of sheriff in New York a salaried one. Among the other bills signed by the governor today was one exempting ed itors and reporters of newspapers from jury duty in New York city. Uapid Cabling. New York, June 6. —The Associated I'ress report of the derby on Wednesday was delivered by wire direct in the As sociated Press office here, by the Western fflnion cables, within five secinds from the time of tiling in England. This is tlie best time on record. v Flack's Sentence AiHrined. New York, June 6.—The supreme court, general term, affirmed the sen-* tence of ex-Sheriff Flack.