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VOL. XXXIV. —NO. 50.
Bill Letnher Wins the St.
The Race Was a Decidedly
Close of tlie Spring Meeting" at La
The Or.e-Hundred-Mile Bicycle Record
Broken—The National Game and
Associated Tress Dispatches. 1
St. Louis, June 7.—A more ideal day
for racing could not be conceived than
favored the patrons of the St. Louis
Jockey Club for the opening of the reg
ular summer meeting. The attendance
was estimated at 10,000. The derby
was the big event of the day, but it was
a great, disappointment. There was but
one horse in it, so far as qualities for
first-class performance are concerned —
Bill Letcher lie had a cinch on the result.
In betting he was a hot favorite at twelve
One mile—Cartoon won, Mabel second,
Outlook third; time, 1 :48.
One and one-half miles—Boaz won,
Red Leaf second, Vicar General third ;
time, I:s7'j. ..
St. Louis fair derby, one and one-half
miles—Bill Letcher won, The Bishop
second, Grayson third; time,2:4l%.
Five-eighths mile—Too Sweet won,
Average second, Monte third; time,
One and one-fourth miles—Dead heat
between Marie K. and Carter 8., Lulu
B. third ; time, 2:12 1 .,. Carter B. won
in the run-off; time, 2:12.
Last Day at Latonia.
Cincinnati, June 7. —This was the last
day of the spring meeting.
Three-year-olds and upward, mile—
Little Prince won, Robbinsecond, Silver
Lake third; time, 1:43' 4 .
Two-year-old fillies, four and one-half
furlongs—Mary McGowan won, Haw
kins second, Marmora third; time, 57? 4 .
Two-year-old colts, five furlongs—Rose
land won, Bowan second, Ed. Leonard
third; time, 1 :03.
Sweepstakes for four-year olds and up
wards, one mile—Josie M. won, New
castle second, Catalpa third; time,
Free handicap sweepstakes for three
year-olds and upwards, one mile—Heron
won, More second; Clamor third; time,
Handicap sweepstakes, three-year-olds
and upwards, mile and three-six
teenths—Huntress won, Teuton second,
Glockner third; time, 2:02.
At Morris Park.
Morris Pabk, June 7. —One and one
eighth miles—Major Daly won, Watter
son second, Guard third; time, 1 :f)7,'o.
Three-fourths mile—Stryke won, Now
or-Never second, Voudoo third; time,
Bowlingbrook handicap, one and one
eighth miles—Lisimony won, King
Thomas second, Tormentor third; time,
• All Breeze stakes, seven-eighths mile
—Loantaka won, Maidstone second,
Belle dOr third; time, 1.27)6.
Five-eighths mile—Evangeline won,
Servitor second. Woodcutter third ; time,
One and one-sixteenth miles —Jim
won, Larchmont second, Vivid third;
I I'M i; NATIONAL GAME.
Double-Headers Played on a Number of
the Eastern Grounds.
Philadelphia, June 7. —The Philadel
phia-Brooklyn league clubs played two
games here "this afternoon, one being
the postponed game from yesterday.
First Game—Brooklyn, 4; Philadel
Second Game—Brooklyn, 1; Philadel
Cleveland, June 7. —The Cleveland-
Chicago league clubs played two games
this afternoon before twelve hundred
First Game—Cleveland 3; Chicago, 5.
Second Game — Cleveland, 9; Chi
New York, June 7.—The local league
club won the game in the seventh
innings today. Attendance, 1,000.
Score—New York, 9; Boston, 3.
Cincinnati, June 7. —The local league
club won today's game by their superior
batting and base running. Attendance,
Score—Pittsburg, 2 ; Cincinnati, C.
Philadelphia, June 7. —Two games
for one admission between the brother
hood clubs called out G,t>oo people this
afternoon. Both games were exciting,
and each club scored a victory.
First Game —Philadelphia, 0; Bos
Second Game—Philadelphia, 10 ; Bos
Chicago, June 7.—The Pittsburg
brotherhood club won today in the
eithth by hard hitting and clever base
running. Attendance, 5,000.
Score—Chicago, 13; Pittsburg, 15.
New York, June 7.—The Giants
(brotherhood) won today's game by
good and clean batting, aided by Van
Haltren's wildness. Attendance, 0,800.
Score—New York, 8; Brooklyn, 4.
Cleveland, June 7.—The Cleveland
brotherhood club outbatted the Bulfalos
today. Attendance, 1,000.
Score—Cleveland, 11; Buffalo, 5.
Brooklyn, June 7.— Brooklyn, 13;
Louisville, June 7.—Louisville, 10;
St. Lotus, June 7.—St. Louis, 9; To
Rochester, June 7. —Rochester, 9;
San Francisco, June 7.—No one can
tell just why Oakland won the came from
Stockton todfty, but it was probably
owing to the alertness displayed by the
Colonels in stealing basee and thattheil
hits were made at the proper time
The batteries were Carsey and Lohman
tor Oakland, and Hapeman and Smith
Score—Oakland, 10; Stockton, 0.
Sacramento, June 7. —The ball game
today resulted in the overwhelming de
feat of the San Franciscos by the Sacra
mentos, The contest was close and ex
citing up to the sixth innings, when the
Sacramentos began hitting Young, and
the visitors commenced to makeerrois,
and for the last innings the Senators
made 17 runs.
Score—Sacramento, 21; San Fran
SMASHED THE RECORD.
V. E. Spooner's Feat in the 100-Mile
Chicago, June 7. —P. E. Spooner to
night simultaneously smashed the record
and won the ehiet event of the bicycle
tournament at the Exposition building.
It was a one hundred-mile race, and
Spooner made the distance in 5 hours,
39 minutes, 53 4-5 seconds, the best
previous time being 5 hours, 59 minutes,
40 seconds, made by Spooner. AY. Van
Wagner was second, by two feet, and C.
0. Peabody a close third. Theie were
nine starters, including N. H. Vansick
len, who retired at the end of his sixty
ninth mile. All the others, except
Spooner, Van Wagner and Peabody,
were all the lime out of the race.
Sues for Damages.
San Francisco, June 7. —Alary Ann
Hall has sued the Union Iron Works to
recover $50,000 damages for the death of
her son, John Hall, who fell from a plat
form sixty feet high, by reason of the
giving way of the railing.
The Heat nt San Diego.
San Diego, June 7. —This has been tlie
hottest day here for many years, the
thermometer registering 98 degrees.
A SERIOUS CONFLAGRATION IN THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON.
The Town of Bucoda Almost Entirely
Destroyed—"Valuable Milling Property
and Much Lumber Burned.
Olympia, Wash., June 7. —Fire broke
out in tlie factory of the Seatio Manufac
turing Company, at Bucoda, a city of
1,000 people, thirty miles from here, at
4:10 o'clock this afternoon. The factory
was burned to the ground. The flames
spread over large piles of lumber in the
company's yard and caught the large
sawmill about 250 feet distant. This was
soon in flames and burned to the ground.
Water was poured on by about fifty men
with buckets, but with no avail.
At a late hour this afternoon
the fire was still burning. About one
quarter of a mile northeast of the mill
are situated the Bucoda mines. Between
the mills ami mines is a dense growth
of timber. This timber caught fire and
the mines are threatened. A few houses
in the south part of Bucoda are in
flames, and the whole town is threat
ened with destruction.
The losses are as follows: Factory,
$36,000; mills, $5,000; 3,000,000 feet oi
dressed lumber, $48,000. The insurance
on the buildings is $47,000.
The lire originated in the dry-kiln,
north of the engine room in the factory.
The building was in flames in a few
minutes. The cause of the lire is un
known. Two hundred men will be
thrown out of work.
Later—Advices state that the tire is
under control, and no further damage to
the town is apprehended.
Fire at Fresno.
Fresno, June 7. —Fire broke out this
afternoon in the rear cf T. L. Buidick's
saloon, which with a barber shop, was
consumed. Fabey's hotel and the Sug
lian block, adjoining, were badly dam
aged. The total loss is estimated at
nearly $15,000, partly covered by insur
I>eath uf a Noted Divine.
Sax Francisco, June 7. —Rev. Dr.
Durnell died this morning at his home
in Oakland from heart trouble. The de
ceased was one of the best-known cler
gymen on the coast. He was born in
Vermont in 1830, and came here in 1868.
For twenty years he was parson of the
First Congregational church of Sacra
mento. In 1884 he went abroad, and on
his return became professor in the Pa
cific Theological Seminary, which posi
tion he held at the time of his death.
He was trustee of the seminary as well
as of Mills college and Hopkins acad
FitcsNip, June 7. —At a meeting today
of the Republican county central com
mittee the following were chosen dele
gates to the Republican state conven
tion :E. H. Cox, J. W. Watkins,
Stephen Hamilton, Ben R. Woodworth,
Frank H. Short, R. B. Thomas, W. E.
Knowles,T. F. I'eck,W. T. SesnonandJ.
L.Gilbert. The following were nominated
as delegates-at-large: Dr. Chester A.
Rowell, Samuel .1. Hinds and Jake
Ten Years Tor Uxoricide.
McMiNNvici.n, June 7. —The jury in
the case of William Scott, charged with
murdering his wife in February last,
brought in a verdict this morning of
manslaughter, after being out all night.
A motion for a new trial was overruled,
and Scott was sentenced to ten years'
imprisonment in the state penitentiary,
Mine Foremen Injured.
Virginia, Nev., June 7. —Early this
morning Robert Pendergast, general
foreman, and William E. Owens, day
foreman of the Chollar mine, met with
an accident at the 750-foot level. Their
lamps caused an explosion and both were
seriously burned. It is feared Owens
may lose his eyesight.
School Bonds Sold.
Spokane Fai.cs, June 7. —Two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars school bonds
were sold at auction today. Ferris,
Leach & Co., of New York, purchased
them, giving a premium of $2,850. The
bonds are six per cent, and run twenty
Stage Rubber Arrested.
Uriah, CaL, June 7. —A man giving
the name of Almen Johnson was arrested
at Hopland today for the robbery of the
Little Lake stage yesterday.
SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1890.
A Gigantic Scheme Disclosed
at New York.
The Government Defrauded of
Millions of Dollars.
The Members of the Society Bound
Extensive Operations Carried on for
Years—Steamship Officers Connected
With the Frauds.
New Yobk, June 7. —If a story printed
here today is true, there is organized a
band of smugglers making weekly trips
between New York and European ports,
who are oathbound never to reveal the
names of the agents from whom they
receive their goods. In a year the value
of these goods amounts to millions of
dollars. The two latest seizures of
smuggled goods were made during
the past week. Inspectors Has
sey and Briton secured the goods
aboard the lonian liner City of Chester
and attempted to arrest Chief Officer
Allen on the charge of smuggling, and
two days later Inspectors Brown and
Donohue laid violent hands in the name
of the law on James Thomas, who was
meandering down the gang plank of the
Aller with thousands of dollars' worth
of watches, diamonds, gold chains ami
lace in his pockets.
The story about Chief Officer Allen is
that officers found a considerable
amount of dutiable goods concealed in a
set of drawers beneath the berth in his
room. It was then too late to obtain a
warrant for his arrest. The following
morning they boarded the ship with a
warrant for Allen's arrest, but he
was among the missing. The goods
were seized and held at the custom
house, but regarding the sudden disap
pearance of Allen there is a great deal
of theory. The paper affirms further
that two of the higher officers of a big
steamer which came up last night will
doubtless be arrested for smuggling.
The Herald has this: Inspector of
Customs Hussey declares that many
officers and men of the crews of oceaii
liners running between New York and
ports of the United Kingdom have for
years been systematically engaged in
smuggling dutiable merchandise into
this country, and they are bound by the
strongest possible vows ot" fealty to those
employing their services here and oh
the other side of the Atlantic.
A MILLION A YEAR.
The Lottery Company's Offer to tlie State
Baton Rouge, June 7. —The proposed
lottery amendment to the state consti
tution embraces a contract between the
state and John A. Mortis and his asso
ciates, under which for lottery privileges
for twenty-five years, from January
1, 1801, Morris & Co. agree to
pay the state if 25,000,000, or $1,000,
--000 per annum, payable quarterly. Pro
visions are also made for the expendi
ture of the money to be received by the
state annually as follows: Public
schools, $350,000; levees. $350,000;
charities and pensions, $200,000; City of
New Orleans for drainage and sanitary
purposes, $100,000. The amendment is
sure to be introduced Monday.
HKK SKULL FRACTURED.
Rev. Dr. Ormiston'K Granddaughter
New Yoke, June 7. —Clara Onuiston,
daughter of the well-known lawyer and
granddaughter, of the Rev. Dr. Onuiston
aud Mr. McCormick, tbe reaper manu
facturer, was thrown from a horse while
riding today, and sustained a severe
fracture of the skull.
r ßev. Dr. Onuiston, formerly of New
York City, is at present pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Pasa
Stock Interests Combining.
Denver, June 7. —The articles of in
corporation of the Western Union Beef
Company, with a capital ol" $15,000,000,
were tiled with the secretary of state to
day. The company is a consolidation of
all the principal stock interests in
Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and
Texas, among which are the North
American Cattle Company and the
Frontier Land and Cattle Company, the
Wyoming Brush Land and Cattle Com
pany, the Colorado Mesa Land and Cat
tle Company, the Fort Stockton Live
stock and Land Company, the San An
tonio Ranch Company of Texas, and the
Phoenix Farm and Ranch Company of
New Mexico. The principal offices will
be at Denver, with a branch in New
Chicago, June 7. —The California
pioneers devoted their meeting today to
the consideration of world's fair matters.
Harvey Sheldon, secretary of the state
association, explained the object of the
organization, advising the formation by
the pioneers of an auxiliary. After a
lengthy discussion the association de
cided that it could accomplish the neces
sary work in its present form.
Restoration of Silver Demanded.
Virginia, New, June 7. —At a special
meeting of the Republican state central
committee a resolution was adopted that
the vital interests of the nation de
manded the immediate enactment by
congress of laws restoring silver to its
proper place as a money metal, and call
ing on the representatives of the western
states to see that all other interests yield
to this one.
Death of Mahone's Classmate.
Richmond, Va., June 7. —A telegram
received today announces the death at
Columbia, Flitviana county, of General
B. Lindsay Walker. He was a graduate
of the Virginia Military Institute, in the
same class with General Mahone.
Hail and Snow In Texas.
Van Horn, Texas, June '/.--The con
ductor »of ah east-bound train tonight
reports hail a foot deeptiitecii miles west
of here, and as the train pass v Slsrra
Blanca it was snowing.
L»NO AND SHORT HAUL.
The Interstate Commission's Report on
Washington, June 7. —The interstate
commerce commission sent to the senate
today a report upon the investigation
niade by it under the senate resolution
directing the commission to inquire into
the truth of the allegation that the long
and short haul olause operated to pre
vent the reduction of rates of transporta
tion of food products from the Missis
sippi valley. After synopsising the tes
timony collected, the commission dis
cusses the unreasonableness of freight
transportation at great length, and says :
"Rebates before the act, and very much
lower rates frequently put in force since,
fairly lead to the conclusion that the ex
isting corn and grain rates are so high
as to encourage frequent and hurtful
changes and make reductions expedient
and profitable to the roads, which are
never necessary to secure business. We
are constrained by all the facts to be
live that any rate or greater charge from
the Missouri river, than 15 cents to Chi
cago, is excessive, and that the rates
should be so reduced and adjusted; and
a reduction of 2 cents should be made
from stations west of the Missouri river
in Nebraska and Kansas."
The commission says the rates on
grain from Kansas and Texas points are
unreasonably high for the longer dis
tances, and grossly excessive and exor
bitant for the shorter, and should be re
duced. Wheat and flour should not be
more than 15 per cent, above the rates
on corn and oats. All grain other than
wheat should pay the same rates aßcorn.
The grain rates from Dakota and Minne
sota should be moderated and adjusted.
The commission renews the recom
mendations of its annual report of 1888
--89 that, the third section of the act be
amended so as to make provision for
through carriage at through rates over
PENSION COMMISSIONER EAUji
He Denies That Claims Have Been Ad
vanced Out of Their Order to Benefit
Washington, June 7. —Referring to
the bill introduced in the house today
by Representative Cooper, of Indiana,
calling for an investigation of the pen
sion bureau, Commissioner Ratim, this
evening, said there has not been a share
of stock of the refrigerating company
sold to any one connected with the pen
sion office, or with the prosecu
tion of pension claims. The com
missioner says most emphatically that
there has not been, so far as he
knows, any favoritism shown to any in
dividual claimant or attorney prosecu
ting claims before the bureau. There is
no foundation whatever for the state
ment that by a recent and partial ruling
any cases have been advanced and taken
up out of their order.
Washington, June 7. —Representative
Morrow, of California, today presented
to the house a protest of newspaper
publishers of San Francisco against the
passage of the bill providing that sec
ond-class matter, after it has once been
mailed at a postoffice, the rate of
postage shall, when remailed or re
turned by mail to the publishers, etc.,
be charged 1 cent for every four ounces.
Agent Kelsey Installed.
Washington, June 7.—Secretary Noble
today received a telegram stating that
Kelsey, agent at the Green Bay, Wis
consin, agency, had taken charge of his
office, and that no further trouble was
A Contractor Beaten to Death by His
Seattle, Wash., June 7.—C. J. Dob
son, a contractor, was murdered by S. J.
Pratt this evening. Dobson and his
partner, Carrington, were building a
house for Pratt. This evening Pratt
came to tlie house and demanded the
keys. Dobson replied that he would not
give up the keys until tlie house was
completed, and started away. Pratt
started after him and Carrington fol
lowed them leisurely. He soon found
Pratt on top of Dobson, beating him.
He pulled him off and found that Dob
son was dead. There was a contused
wound over the left eye, made by some
blunt instrument, another over his left
ear, and it is thought his neck was
broken, l'ratt gave himself up.
New York, June 7. —The Larchmont
Yacht Club's spring regatta was sailed
today. The chief interest centered in
the race between the forty-footers, in
which the Scotch yacht Minerva was en
tered. The race was over a twenty-mile
course. The Minerva was beaten by the
American yacht Lirls by 3 minutes and
14 seconds, but the time allowance re
duced the victory to 31) seconds.
Oregon Crop Bulletin.
Portland, Ore., June 7.—The follow
ing crop report was telegraphed today
by the weather bureau to Washington :
Rain in the early part of the week was
beneficial and more is needed. Hay and
spring wheat will be a short crop ; fall
wheat is doing nicely. Frost in Eastern
Oregon on the 2t)th did considerable
Freight Train Wrecked.
Salem, Ore., June 7.—The north
bound freight train on the Southern Pa
cific was wrecked near here today by
running into two horses which had be
come fastened in a cattle guard, throw
ing six cars from the track and tearing
the road up for some distance. Brake
man Charles Winston was slightly in
Richmond, Va., June 7.—A passenger
and construction train on the South
Atlantic' and Ohio railroad collided near
Natural Tunnel today. One passenger
was fatally injured and several train
men and passengers badly hurt, but will
Thrown From a Horse.
San Luis Obispo, June 7.—Thomas
Edmunds was thrown from a horse here
last night, from the effects of which he
HANDLE WITH CARE.
How the German Press Must
His Right to Free Speech Duly
Yon Caprivi Did Not Write a Not* to
The Prince to Be Alluded to Only With
Courtesy, But as a Back-Number
Associated Press DisDatches. I
Berlin, June 7. —[Copyrighted, 1890,
by the New York Associated Press.]
Chancellor yon Caprivi did not send a
note to the powers, nor did he commu
nicate with any foreign representative,
except the Austrian embassador, on the
subject of Bismarck's utterances in in
terviews with newspaper correspondents.
The alleged remarks of the prince to the
effect that Germany was not bound by
treaty to assist Austria in the event of
war with Russia over the struggle for
dominance in the Balkan peninsula,
caused Count Kalnoky to inquire how
far the emperor and chancellor shared
this interpretation of the responsibili
ties of the alliance. Yon Caprivi, in his
response, avoiding the discussion of such
interpolation, declined to attach any
value to the reported interviews with
the retired statesman. Bismarck has
written to both Signor Crispi and Count
Kalnoky, correcting the irritating im
pressions arising from these reported in
terviews. The emperorand his ministers
recognize the ex-chancellor's right to
public expression of his views on state
affairs through any medium he may
choose. Suggestions have been given
the official press to allude to Bismarck
only when ne'eessary, and then speak of
him with unvarying courtesy as a states
man who has rendered the greatest ser
vice to his country, but who has prob
ably outlived his capacity to guide the
affairs of the nation. This exactly rep
resents the attitude the emperor desires
the ministers to assume toward Bis
The Army Bill.
The commission on the army bill has
disclosed a complete change of temper
towards the government's proposals.
Before the Whitsuntide vacation, Richter
alone openly opposed the credit de
mands. Now Dr. Windthorst, Benning
sen and even some of the Conservatives
• of the comnaission declare that the coun
try will not. support a continuance of the
increase of the military. Tlie frank ad
mission of the minister of war that he
did not know how much more money he
would be required to ask for, aroused
remonstration on every side. The Cen
tre party, Freisinniges",Volks-partei and
Socialists are also combining to refuse
to support the bill unless it is accom
panied by a provision for a shorter
period of compulsory military service.
It is a critical period for the govern
The Labor Bill.
Before the opposition of the commis
sion became apparent, the government
expected to pass the army bill and close
the reichstag during the first week in
July, leaving the labor bill until the fall
session. The labor commission will not
complete its discussion of the bill for
several weeks. The government does
not desire to pass the measure until it is
seen how the workmen behave alter the
expiration of the socialist law, in Sep
tember. It is improbable, therefore,
that the bill will take its final shape
until the er.d of autumn. Long before
then the upheaval over tlie army bill
may alter the position of the govern
The lower house of the Prussian diet
today rejected the clerical funds bill on
Reports From Arrica.
The report of Major Wissmann, pub
lished in a white book today, advocates
the erection of fortifiexi ports at Tabora
and Cinja, and the establishment of sta
tions on the lakes, on which, he says,
small armed steamers are indispensable.
The white book author gives a report
of Captain Valletto, from Zanzibar, stat
ing that Emm Pasha with his expedi
tion is proceeding to Victoria Nyanza.
The Tageblatt asserts that the minister
of war has informed the military com
mittee of the reichstag that 200,000,000
marks would be necessary to build strat
SHOULD WEAK PETTICOATS.
Angry Newfoundlanders Denounce Brit
ish Naval Officers.
St. John's, N. F., June 7.—The news
papers are outspoken on the subject of
the fisheries troubles. The Herald says
England must fight France or abandon
her British American possessions.
The Colonitt says: "The British naval
officers on this station should be clad
with petticoats instead of breeches, and
adorned with a lawn tennis racquet.
British ships are in Newfoundland wa
ters, ostensibly for fishery protection,
but in reality they are here to bolster
up the French claims to the fisheries,
and play lawn tennis."
The furious address of the legislature
to the queen, relative to the fisheries
troubles here, published several days
ago, has not yet passed the legislature.
The document was a rough draft of the
proposed address, a copy of which it is
supposed was purloined by some one in
the government printing office. The ad
dress may be considerably modified by
the legislature before it is passed.
TRIUMPH OF THE SEX.
A Woman Carries Oft° the Highest
Honors at Cambridge.
London, June 7. —A young woman has
carried off the highest honors at the
June examination of Cambridge uni
versity. The winner of the distinction
is Miss Phillips Fawcett, who is braek
etted as the superior of the male senior
wranglers in the mathematical tripod.
She is the daughter of the late Prof.
Fawcett. Two other young women,
Miss Field and Miss Lea, are also among
I the wranglers.
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A Rise in Copper,
June J.—Yesterday copper
rose 17s. 6d. Tlie failure ofa large oper
ator in Rio Tinto shares in Paris, to
gether with the rise in the price of the
metal, forced up th« prices of all cop
per mine shares.
Birmingham, June 7.—The copper
market was excited today on the receipt
of a telegram from Chili. The price of
copper has risen nearly £2 since yester
Eyrand's Suicidal Intent.
Havana, June 7. — Eyraud, the
French murderer, continues in his sui
cidal purpose. Yesterday it was dis
covered that he had in his possession st
piece of shirt which he had twisted into
a rope and besmeared with soap, evi
dently intending to hang himself with it.
Irrigation Bonds Voted.
Tclake, Cal., June 7.—The Tulare ir
rigation district held a bond election to
day, voting !)1500,000 for the construction
of a complete irrigation system. The
vote stood 7 to 1 in favor of the bonds.
The district contains 40,000 acres.
Modesto, Cal., June 7.—ln the case of
Frank Fisher, of Oakland, vs. the South
crn Pacific for $100,000 damages for in
juries received in a railroad accident
near Oakdald, in August last, the jury
rendered a verdict for .$30,000 this after
A Fatal Accident.
San Josta, Costa Rica, June 7. —While
a religious procession was in progress
June sth a railing bordering a promen
ade fell on a crowd of people. Four
were killed and many seriously hurt.
Emperor William Recovered.
Berlin, June 7. —The emperor ap
pears entirely recovered from the effects
of his recent accident. He reviewed the
troops yesterday on horseback.
A GREAT LABOR MEETING IN HYDE
Nearly a Quarter of a Million People
Present-Sir Henry Havelock Allan
Attacked by a Mob of Workiugmen.
Loxdox, June 7.—A great labor dem
onstration was made today in Hyde
park. It is estimated that 40,000 men.
were in the procession that marched to
the park, where fully 200,000 more had
assembled to take part in the meeting.
Upon leaving the park Sir Henry Have
lock Allan in some way incurred the ill
will of the crowd. The mob made
a rush and nearly unhorsed him.
The police formed a cordon around him,
and by the free use of their batons, kept
back the infuriated workmen,who threw
heavy clods of eartli at the officers, and
tried to break through the cordon. A
few arrests were made, and Sir Henry
finally cantered off, escorted by mounted
A Temperance Demonstration.
London, June 7. —A large demonstra
tion on the licensing bill was held at
Hyde park today. A large number of
temperance and radical societies took
part in the demonstrations with bands
and banners. Immense throngs for
eight hours watched the procession. It
is estimated that 45,000 persons gath
ered about the platforms in the park,
from which various speakers addressed
l'lucky Negro Burglars.
Kansas 'City, June 7.—Two negroes
robbed a house at Lathrop last night,
boarded a train and had proceeded as
far as Liberty, when the conductor re
ceived word to arrest them. They es
caped from the train and hid in the
woods. The sheriff went out with a
posse of twenty men and found the ne
groes behind a barricade in the woods.
They refused to surrender and a battle
commenced. One negro was wounded,
but they refused to give up, and at last
accounts the posse was still unable to
get them out.
Contract Laborers Beturned.
New York, June 7. —Seven Belgian
glass-blowers, brought here in the Cun
ard steamer Umbria and ordered re
turned as contract laborers, were put on
that vessel yesterday. On their depar
ture today the captain put them-on a
tug down in the bay and sent them
back again, alleging that he knew noth
ing about the order for their return.
The customs officers demanded an ex
planation from the Cunard managers,
and they will probably have to support
the men until Saturday, when they will
be shipped on the Servia.
Baltimore, June 7. —Charles Frasier,
an employee in the saloon of Charles
Kern, at Piatt and Fremont streets, went
into the cellar tonight to get some beer.
In his work he caught hold of an electric
light wire and was instantly killed.
The smell of burning flesh attracted the
attention of Kern, and he went to the
assistance of Frasier, but as soon as he
touched the body he received a shock
which knocked him senseless. He was
restored to consciousness after some
labor. Frasier was terribly burned.
Boyal Arcanum Affairs.
Milwaukee, June 7.—The annual
election of officers of the supreme coun
cil of the Royal Arcanum resulted in
the re-election ol tlie old officers, except
a few minor offices. The trustees of
the finance committee authorized tbe
purchase of a site in Boston for a build
ing and vauits for the use of the supreme
Mexican Stage Robbery,
Lake DO, Tex., June 7.—The stage
running between Laredo and Guerrero,
Mexico, was held up by Mexican bandits
twenty miles down the Rio Grande
Wednesday. One passenger was robbed
of $600. The others jumped from the
stage and took refuge in the brush and
in the darkness of the night escaped.
Mr. Cleveland's Summer Resort.
New Bedford, June 7.—Ex-President
Grover Cleveland arrived at Marion this
forenoon. He will spend the greater
part of the summer there.
A Jut!;i Sun i.t, ~
Danielsonvihe, Conn,, June 7-—
Judge A. M. Paine, of East Billingly,
committed suicide this nqrning by