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VOL. XXXIV. —NO. 55.
Several Serious Railroad Dis
A Broken Wheel and Spreading
Startling Confession of the Sedalia
A Stubborn Agent Causes Trouble on an
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
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
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.
A White Man Murdered by the Northern
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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."
The Largest Penal Bond Ever Given on
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
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
Canners and Candy-makers in
The Court Petitioned to Release the
The San Francisco City Hall Scandal - An
niversary of the Seattle Fire.
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
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
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.
A Former Angeleno in a Bad l'ickle at
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
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
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
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.
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, 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.
LATEST REPORTS FROM THE ARI
Troops and Scouts Scouring the Country
—Several Parties Hot on the Trail of
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
ON THE TRAIL.
Troops and Scouts Pursuing Renegade
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.
His Utterances Merely Those of a Pri
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.
Emperor William's Danger
Serious Results From His Re
Bismarck No Longer the Mouthpiece
Military Burdens Increased to Insure a
Peace Footing—Outrages in
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.
The German Government Still Piling
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
Servian Villagers Murdered By Blood
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
FIGHTING IN AFRICA.
The French Forces Gain a Decisive
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
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
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
London, June 6.—The marriage of
William 0 I Mile. Raffoloviteh
will take place at Brompton oratory on
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IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J
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."
Vkedersbukg, Ind., June (J.—Cole
man]s heading factory, the Nickton
planing mill and several residences were
burned today. Loss, about $50,000.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.