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f Stands for tne Interests of^ L Southern California. J SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. j ..iflj- rts a res db <8 LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 65. THIRTY-TWO VICTIMS A Terrible Mine Disaster in Pennsylvania. Explosion of Fire-Damp in a Dunbar Colliery. Fifty-Four Men in the Slope and Nearly All Perish. The Mine Burning Fiercely and Rescuers Unable to Recover the Bodies- Heartrending Scenes. Associated Press Dispatches. I DtTNBAR, Pa., June 1(1. —This morning at 11:30 a sullen roar shook the lowly miners' dwellings on the Mills farm, in Fayette county, near this place. Hun dreds of affrighted people who knew the town too well, and who feared another mine disaster, soon found their appre hension well grounded. In a moment the fearful news had spread that the mine had exploded. The low brows of the hills from which the slope entered, shook from mouth to pit, and a score of miners' houses, lining the fatal hill, shook for a moment and then poured out their frenzied inmates by the hun dreds. A rush was made to the mouth of the pit, but ingress was impossible, as smoke in dense volumes was issuing forth. Fifty-two miners had gone to work this morning, and were in the slope when the explosion occurred. Of these fifty-two, eighteen were in the left heading and thirty-two in the right heading. Those in the left heading got out all right; the retreat of the others was cut Off, and not one escaped. Their names are: Joseph Brigner, Richard Brigner, Milt Farney, Barney Maust, E. Maust, Pat Courtney, E. \V. Mitchell, Jos. Bigley, Peter Eagan, Robert Mc(iill, Martin Sesvene, John Cope, Andrew Cope, Patrick Develin, Joseph Delany, John Joy, John Devanney, David Davis, Thos. Davis, Patrick Cahill, William Cahill, Patrick Courtney, Jack Mitchell, Daniel Smith, Daniel Smearn, William H. Ayres, James McClearv, Elmer Denny and Peter McGough. "Of these twenty-one were married and leave families. The mine, it seems, had been some what troubled with water, and an air shaft had been drilled from the surface to the junction of the right and left shafts, where the water seemed to be the most abundant. As the miners branched oil'from this point they knew an air hole had been drilled there, and that sit, this place it would break into the mine, but they did not know that the shaft was broken into today; this shaft, by the way, being a six-inch hole. A miner named Kerwin had been left in the right drift, near where that branch joined the mine's exit, and in the course of his labor broke the perpendicular shaft. The moment this was broken into a flood of water gushed out, and Kerwin and a man named Landy stand ing by yelled out to save the men in the right shaft, as the water poured down the hill in a stream, and he feared they would drown. Young David Hays, who had seen the affair, leaped forward at the call, and turned down the left drift to warn his endangered comrades below. Just as he passed the air shaft that had been broken into, the rush of waters changed to an ugly roar, which blanched the cheeks of the men. The How of water had changed to a deadly volume of lierce fire-damp, and as the young man swung by the shaft, a dash of blazing light slid through the shaft from end to end, it seemed. The daring young man car ried an open burning miner's lamp in his hat, and he had hardly taken a step beyond the roaring shaft when a spark ignited the reservoir of deadly lire damp, and he sank a corpse ten feet toward the men whom he had hoped to save, and the men whom he had cer tainly doomed. In an instant an unquenchable lire sprang up in the nine-foot vein, just be tween the main entrance and the right drift, shutting off the thirty-two men imprisoned there. Poor old David Hays, father of the mistaken hero, driven mad by the fate of his son, dashed into the sulphurous smoke, and strangled by the lire damp, fell blindly by the side of his son, and was dragged out an hour later, with James Sheiin, both recog nized only by their wives. The fire, fanned by the air from the main drift and from the fatal shaft, soon spread into an awful conflagration. The miners from the left drift reached the surface blackened and bruised, but safe, and they tell a fearful story of the sight beyond the blazing coal on the right. Willing hearts and hands were not wanting on the outside, and Clerk Cook, with Mine Inspector Keaghley. headed a party of a hundred who entered the main shaft, and after groping on for a quarter of a mile, were driven back again by tho deadly gas, only to recover their breath for a moment, and again plunge in, to find that the right drift was impenetrable, and no man living could pass. They finally came upon two bodies, and they were brought to the opening of the mine. When the two blackened corpses, those of Shear and Hays, were drawn into daylight, a moan went up from a few of the hundreds about the pit. But their anguish was as nothing to the silent watches kept by the wives, children and parents of some of the men whose doom was all the more awful, because unknown. At midnight smoke and gas from the right shaft poured up the main exit in unbroken volumes, and after trials al most beyond human endurance the rescuing party gave up all hopes of ever rescuing their comrades' dead bodies from that entrance, and turned their attention to the Ferguson mine, a mile and a half away. At this hour (2 a. in.; they are striving to penetrate from that mine, but the names and smoke balk their every effort. The universal verdict from old miners about the shaft tonight is that the en tombed men were either killed outright by the explosion, or later by suffocation. The latter seems to be more probable, at least in paH, as sounds were heard from the entombed men as late as 1 o'clock this afternoon. These grew weaker and weaker, however, and half an hour later even the most hopeful of the willing res cuers could hear nothing. The men say that had they known the shaft was to be broken into they would never have entered the mine, as either water or gas would surely follow, since in these regions gas always comes with upper shale. The owners, however, and in fact some of the men themselves say it was an accident, pure and simple, and could not have been avoided. The disaster is the worst ever known in the Connellsville region. The dam age to the mine cannot now be esti mated, but the owners fear the slope is lost. To Prevent Timber Fires. Washington, June 10.—The president transmitted to congress today a com munication from the secretary of the in terior, relating to the destruction by fires, carelessly kindled, of timber upon public lands. " The president expresses the opinion that if the proper penalties were imposed by law and a few convic tions secured, much waste of forests would be prevented. Convention of Homo opathlsts. Waukesha, Wis., June 1(1. —The ar rivals of physicians to attend the homoeopathic convention have been numerous, and prospects of a successful meeting are flattering. At a meeting of the institute held tonight, Dr. J. D. Burk, of Cincinnati, was elected presi dent, vice Dr. Sawyer Monroe, who is seriously, if not fatally, ill. Steam Yacht Sunk. Detroit, June 16.y l -A small steam yacht, bearing a pleasure party, went to the bottom of Lake St. Clair yesterday. The entire party were reported to have been drowned, but it was later learned that all were rescued. MORE DISASTERS. A BURLINGTON FLYER STRIKES A DEFECTIVE RAIL. The Train Ditched—Passengers Cut and Bruised, but None Fatally Injured. Fatal Freight Wreck in Tennessee. Council Bluffs, lowa, June 16.—This morning the Burlington flyer was wrecked near Island Park station by a defective rail. The baggage car, coach, chair car and smoker were turned over into the ditch. A number of passen gers were cut and bruised, but none fatally. Fatal Freight Wreck. Paddcah, Ky., June l(i.—A freight train on the Newport News and Missis sippi Valley railroad was derailed at Kerrville, Term., this morning. The engine and ten cars were wrecked badly. Engineer Gwynn Perkins and an un known negro tramp were crushed to death. Rush Marshall, fireman, was fatally hurt. A TEN-ilOl'NI) DRAW. A L.OS Angeles I'ugilist Fights at Louis ville, Kentucky. Louisville, Ky., June I<>. —Charley Daily, of St. Louis, and Billy Murray, of Los Angeles, fought a ten-round draw at the baseball park this afternoon, for $500. They used four-ounce gloves, and there was lively slugging from start to finish. Both showed some con siderable science, but Daily had the advantage in weight. Murray landed heavily on Daily's mouth in the first round, and scored a clean knockdown. First blood was drawn by Daily in the third round. At the close of the sixth, both were very tired. Daily had a bad cut over the left eye, and Mur ray's lips and right eye were cut and swollen. In the tenth the men were so tired that their blows counted for little. Rcpuhlican House Caucus. Washington, June 10. —The Republi cans of the house met in caucus tonight to receive the report of the caucus com mittee upon the national-election bill. After some amendments for a change in the mode of canvassing, etc., the entire bill was approved as it came from the caucus committee. There was every disposition to secure speedy action upon the bill in the house. The caucus next turned attention to the McComas anti gerrymandering bill. Many members had left the hall, so a resolution which was the defeat of the bill by a vote of 22 to 20, was unsatisfactory to its friends, who will make another effort at a subsequent caucus. Building Stopped at Denver, Denvbb, Colo., June Hi. —The plum bers to the number of 1,00 quit work this morning and joined the striking carpenters and mill men. Several gangs of bricklayers, lathers and hod-carriers also quit work. All the labor unions held meetings yesterday, donated money to aid the strikers, and passed resolu tions declaring their sympathy with them. Of the many buildings in the course of construction, there is not one upon which work was being done today. Belgian Competition. Pittsbubo, Pa., June —A deckled .sensation lias been created among the iron and steel manufacturers by the an nouncement that a Belgian iron lirm will bid to supply the structural iron necessary for the new court house at Minneapolis 25 per cent cheaper than it can be done by Pittsburg manufactur ers. The Belgian consul has continued the offer. A Belgian firm has secured contracts for large jobs of structural iron at Austin and Houston, Texas. Batterwortb is Patriotic. Washington, June 16. —Representa- tive Butterworth today presented a reso lution providing for a meeting of the house July 4th, and for setting apart the day to celebrate by suitable exer cises, the adoption and promulgation of the declaration of independence. It also provides for the presence and participa tion of the senate, and for an invitation to the society of Sons of the American Revolution to be present. American Mackerel Thieves. Halifax, N. S., June 16. —A corres pondent at Little Loraine, C. B. writes : On the 6th inst., three American fishing vessels came into the harbor uncere moniously, cut away the nets and buoys of local fishermen, and hove the seines, taking 600 barrels of mackerel. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 1890. A FAIR GUIDE. Christopher Buckley Takes a Bride at Boston. Governor Waterman Disturbed About Prize Fighting. He Asks the Attorney-General to See What Can Be Done. An Earnest Letter From the Chief Mag istrate—He Asks That the Law Be Invoked—Coast News. Associated Press Dispatches. I Boston, June 16. —The marriage of Miss Annie Hurley, oi this city, and Christopher A. Buckley, a wealthy capitalist of California, took place at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross today. After the ceremony breakfast was served at Young's hotel. The couple left for New York this afternoon, and will hold a reception at tl.e Hoffman house to morrow. WATERMAN ON PRIZE-FIGHTING. The Worthy Governor Much Worried Over Recent Disgraceful Mills. Sacramento, June 16.—Governor Wat erman today addressed a letter to Attor ney-General Johnson on the subject of prize fights, in which he says : I desire most sincerely to direct your attention to the fact that the state has been thor oughly and completely disgraced by the maintenance of organizations given up to degrading and disgusting exhibitions of brute force in so-called scientific con tests between so-called scientific ath letes, which are nothing more nor less than prize fights, in opposition to de cency and the good order of society, against which there is a law made and provided in such cases. This law should be operative in those localities of the state where these unlawful practices take place. They should no longer be per mitted to defame and degrade the soil of our state, and the mere fact that is advanced that their patrons consist of those in the higher walks of life, should be a still further incentive to put an end to the exhibitions alluded to, in order that their pernicious example may not affect those in the lower walks of life. As it is now, it is an evil and a shame, producing no good or benefit, and only indulged in as mere speculation by those who pursue prize-righting as a means of subsistence and support, and for gamb ling purposes. Will you do me the favor in the abso lute interest of the state of inquiring into the matter, and if the state officers and the law are not able to cope with the subject, I invoke your aid as chief law officer of the state, and ask you to proceed immediately and take such de cisive action and measures as will in the future preserve and protect from so foul a blot the escutcheon of the state of California. Yours very truly, R. W. Waterman. FIELDS AFLAME. Thirteen Miles of Grain Fields Burned Over Near Merced. Mbbced, Cal., June 10.—This after noon C. C. Smith's house, five miles south of this city, caught fire from a defective flue, and was totally destroyed. A high wind was blowing, and the lire spread to the barn, and from that to the grain fields. The lire raged live hours, burning grain stacks and fields, until a strip thirteen miles in length had been laid in ashes. At one time it looked as if the entire country between Merced and Chowchilla creek would be devas tated. People flocked toward the fire in all directions, and soon a thousand men were engaged in fighting the flames. The wind died away at sunset, and the line of lire having reached the railroad track and county road, a clear space two hun dred feet wide, the flames were brought under control. The loss is about $20, --0 insurance small. A DISMANTLED VESSEL. The German Bark Adamant Adrift and Ahandoned. San Francisco, June 10.—The British ship Drumellan arrived in port today from Cardiff. On March 18th a heavy thunder storm, with lightning and rain, w-as encountered. Three water spouts came up astern of the vessel, but were broken with the aid of a gun carried on board. From the cape to 50 degrees south latitude, in the Pacific ocean, the ship met with a succession of gales. On April 15th the Drumellan passed the German bark Adamant, of Hamburg, abandoned. Her mainmast and mizzcn topmast were gone. The hull was in tact, and in good condition. The bow sprit was gone, the foretopmast lying across the deck, the mainmast gone over board, and a sail lashed over the stump of the mainmast. No signs of life were visible. Coast Line Meeting. San Francisco, June 16. —A meeting of citizens was held at the produce ex change this afternoon, to appoint dele gates to the convention to meet in San Jose, June 25th, to consider the question of constructing the coast line from Los Angeles to San Francisco. President Baldwin, of the produce exchange, was elected chairman, and T. 0. Friedlander, secretary of the exchange, was elected secretary. On motion, the appointment of five delegates was left to the chair man, and the meeting adjourned. l'lumbers' Convention. Denvkr, June 16. —The eighth annual convention of the National Plumbers' Association will be opened in this city tomorrow. About 100 delegates are ex pected to be present, many of whom have already arrived. His Head Crushed. San Francisco, June 16.—John Collin son, a boiler-maker, while assisting to place a boiler in the steamer Amador, had his head crushed between the boiler and an obstruction, and will probably die. Trial of Coolies Began. Tucson, June 10.—Thetrial of twenty four Chinamen, charged with violating the exclusion law, commenced before United States Commissioner Hughes to day. The evidence appears conclusive that the Chinese came direct from Hong Kong to San Francisco; being denied admission there, they were transferred to the steamer Newbern and landed by her at Cuayinas and made their way across Sonora into Arizona. 11. H. Schell, United States inspector, arrested two Chinamen today, charged with violating the exclusion law. They crossed into the United States near Laoro. They will be tried tomorrow. Crocker and Fillmore in Oregon. Portland. Ore., June 10. —Colonel C. F. Crocker, first vice-president of the Southern Pacific Company, and General Superintendent Fillmore", of the same company, arrived here today in a special car from San Francisco. The object of their visit here is to attend the annual meeting of the Portland and Willamette-valley Railroad Company tomorrow, after which they will make a thorough inspection of the Southern Pacific lines in Oregon. The Flood Estate. San Francisco, June 10. —The exec utors of the last will of James C. Flood, deceased, have filed their final account in San Mateo county, and petitioned for their discharge and a distribution of the property among the heirs. The account shows that the amount of property, as per inventory, is $2,231,855. The "total claims allowed against the estate amount to $502,073. Portland Election. Portland, Ore., June 10. —Very little interest was taken in the city election today for three councilmen and a city treasurer, the total vote being 3,548. The Republicans elected their ticket. WILL FIGHT THE TRUST. WHOLESALE LIQUOR-DEALERS OB JECT TO THE REBATE SCHEME. If the Whiskey Combine Proves Refrac tory, New Refineries Will Be Built by the Wholesalers to Knock It Out. New York, June 16. —The leading wholesale liquor dealers of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Cincinnati held a meeting today which bodes ill for the whiskey trust. When the trust got a grip on the majority of the distilleries they advanced the price seven cents on a gallon all around, but issued a rebate certificate of five cents a gallon, payable six months from date of issue, provided the party to whom such certificate was issued bought goods exclusively of the trust. By this scheme the trust hold about a million and a half of money belonging to wholesale men, upon which they do not pay a cent of interest. This is what the wholesalers object to. After a lengthy talk, in which some wholesalers advocated building dis tilleries to knock out the trust if the latter proved too refractory, a resolution was adopted providing that a committee of ten wholesalers be appointed to con fer with the trust and see if the 5 per cent, rebate can be withdrawn, and to otherwise look after the interests of the trade. ON THE TURF. Yesterday's Races at Brighton Beach, St. Louis and Kansas City. Brighton Beach, June 16.—Seven eighths mile —Slumber won, Bohemian second, Lancaster third ; time, 1 :So}4- Five-eighths mile—Early Blossom won, Repent second, Conrad third; time, 1 :04>o. Three-fourths mile—Reclare won, Civil Service second, Trestle third; time, ] :16. Mile and one-fourth—Little Jim won, Quesal second, W. Daly third; time, 2:10%. Mile—Strideaway won, Badge second, Seymour third ; time, 1:41%. Five-eighths mile —Fordham won, Fitz roy second, Rafter third; time, 1:03. St. Louis, June 16. —Mile—Cecil B. won, Carter second, Princess Limo third; t'me, 1:47}<2. Mile and seventy yards—Nina Archer won, Longevity second, Progress third; time, 1 :53. Three-fourths of a mile—Dickerson won, Onlight second, UnoGrande third; time, 1:20 M« Mile and a fourth —Mary K. won, Ilocksey second, West Anne third; time, 2:IV' 1 ... Mile and an eighth—Hypocrite won, Bonita second, Cartoon third; time, 2:00. Kansas City, June 16. —Three-year- olds and upwards, mile and a sixteenth —Churchill Clark won, Longshore sec ond, Little Minnie third ; time, 1:48 2-5. All ages, five furlongs—First heat: Miss Mary won, Rosetta second, Sam Jones third; time, 1:03 2-5. Second heat: Miss Mary won, Sam Jones sec ond, Rosetta third; time, 2:04 2-5. Poolroom sweepstakes for two-year olds, five furlongs—Hazelhurst won, Flora R. second, Ed Bell third; time 1 :04 2-5. All ages, five furlongs—First heat: Mabel won, Karo second, Red Sign third; time 1 :01 4-5. Second heat: Ma bel won, Servia second, Friendless third; time 1 :08. Handicap, all ages, mile and a quarter —Pell Mell won, John Daly second, J.T. third; time 2:11 2-5. Mile and an eighth—Hamlet won, Cashier second, Consignee third; time 1 :56. The New "Q" Manager. Chicago, June 16. —W. F. Merrill, general manager of the Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs railroad, has been appointed general manager of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, to succeed 15. P. Ripley, who resigned June Ist. Cloak-Makers' Strike Spreading. New York, June 16. —The strike of the cloak-makers is spreading. One thousand are already out, and it is ex pected the number will be increased to eight thousand by the end of the week. Dioceses United. St. Louis, June 16. —The Rome cor respondent of the Western Watchman cables the following: The dioceses of Omaha and Cheyenne have been united under Bishop Burke, of the latter. FOREIGN FLASHES. Aii Exciting Scene in the Commons. Balfour Stirs Up a Hornet's Nest. The Parnellites Aroused by the Tory Leader's Remarks. Stanley Made Governor General of tho Congo Free State—Portuguese Ma neuver, in Africa. Associated Press Dispatches I London, June 10.—There was an ex citing time in the commons tonight. Balfour, replying to Dillon, denied that the police had charged upon him and clubbed the people at New Tipperary for lighting bonfires to celebrate the mar riage of William O'Brien. They put out fires which were obstructing the streets. Schroll and Clancy (Nationalists) wanted to know how "shadowing" per sons in Ireland could prevent boycott ing. Balfour said no one was shadowed un less known to be engaged in intimida tion. The government would reduce the system if the Parnellites promised to induce the person shadowed to abstain from intimidation. Parnell asked Balfour about the Eng lish presumption that every person accused is innocent until proved guilty. Balfour—Will Mr. Parnell undertake that these people shall not repeat their crime ? This question brought out loud Par nellite cries of "What crime?" Amid tremendous uproar Dillon began an excited speech, denouncing Balfour and demanding an apology for the use of the word "crime." A stormy scene ensued, in which Gill accused Balfour of lying, and Gladstone challenged him to prove his assertion that the Liberals resorted to "shadow ing." Finally Balfour substituted the words "intimidation and boycotting" for "crime," and after a time the house quieted down. Shaw Lesvre's amendment to postpone the purchasing of licenses until the pas sage of the act transferring the licensing power to the county councils,was rejected under closure. AFRICAN DIFFICULTIES. An Alleged English Invasion Causing Great Excitement. London, June 10.—It is rumored that troops are hastening from Mozambique to Angola to repel an alleged English in vasion. Lieutenant Continho lias gone to the Shire district at the head of 1,500 well-armed men, to attack the Mako lolos. It is rumored that two regiments of infantry, a battery of artillery and 150 marines will be sent to Mozambique. Quillimane advices say the governor and a posse have decided to organize a col onial marine service and irregular forces for the Zambesi; also to suppress Eng lish coin and adopt other measures to boycott the English. The British vice consul has been compelled to quit his residence and take refuge at the Italian consulate. STANLEY'S FUTURE. He Accepts the Governorship of the Congo Free State. Brussels, June 16.—Stanley has been tendered and accepted the " governor generalship of the Congo Free state. He will not enter upon his duties until the beginning of 1891 unless called upon to resume them earlier by King Leo pold. After his marriage he will go to the United States, and remain tiil he assumes his duties. London Notes. Bishop Corthwaite, of the Catholic diocese of Leeds, is dead. The marriage of Antonio iNavarro and Mary Anderson, tomorrow, will be very quiet, only relatives being present. Thirteen thousand dock laborers at Swansea have struck for higher wages. The shipping business of the place is at a standstill. John Dillon. William O'Brien and John Redmond, have been appointed delegates to make a tour of America in the autumn. A match game of tennis between Saunders, the English player, and Pettit, the American, was played today. Saunders beat Pettit by 3 to s*. Ignorant Chinese Naval Officers. Hong Kong, June H>.—Admiral hanger, the English commander of the Chinese north coast squadron, has re signed. He gives as the reason that the Chinese officers are insubordinate. The prospects for the fleet are bad, as the Chinese admiral and captains are totally incompetent. The Unhappy Czar. London, June 16. —The News'* Berlin correspondent says : The St. Petersburg police have discovered a widespread conspiracy against the czar's life. The imperial palace at Gatschina is under mined. The guards at all the palaces have been doubled. Several arrests have been made. Kyraud Starts for Paris. Havana, June 16. —Fyraud, the Frenchman who was arrested here May 20th, for the murder in Paris of Geouli, was turned over to French detectives to day and started on the way to l'aris. Schooner Wrecked. Sydney, June 16. —The steamer Twoyangs, from Port Pirie, South Aus tralia, for this place, has been wrecked oil Willoughby Cape. Part of the crew are missing. The Bourgoyne Iteaclies Port. Havre, June -16. —The steamer La Bourgoyn. . from New York, June 7th, which wa> disabled and repairing her machinery, June Bth, arrived this morning. Karthquak* in Quebec. Cushin(., Quebec, June 16.—An earth quake was felt hove at 7 o'clock this morning. It moved east to west. iS 3- V k 'v - sp - W tjj- igj-OT -SsB A YEARS- 1 Buys the Daily Herald and $2 the Weekly Herald. 1 IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J FIVE CENTS. Purr Food Bill. Washington, Jnne 16. —In the report to- accompany tha pure food bill, re ported from the senate committee on agriculture and forestry, Chairman Pad dock says: "While eminent chemists are not agreed that laird compounds are deleterious to health, there can be no dissent from the view that such articles should be sold under their rightful names and marked as compounds, and not as the simple products" which they simulate. The farmers who see their products lessened in valwe every year by millions through sophistication and misbranding, and their tables assailed in turn with fraudulent manufactured food products, have every reason to com plain that they are robbed at every turn of the wheal." Cruiser Contracts Awarded. Washington, June 16,—The secretary of the navy today directed the award of the contract for the 8,100-ton armored cruiser to Cramp & Sons, of Philadel phia, at their bid of $2,986,000, and the contract for the 5,500-ton cruiser, No. 6, to the Union Iron Works of San Fran cisco, according to the department's plans and specifications, at their bid of 11,796,000. Excitement in Wheat. New York, June 16.—Considerable excitement in wheat set in shortly after noon, with a sharp general pressure to sell and a marked decline in prices. The break was occasioned by a large num ber of selling orders from outside mar kets. Reports regarding the spring wheat crop are exceptionally favorable. A Horsethief Apprehended. Napa, June 16. —August Thorman stole two horses and a colt from D. At tinger, of Yountville, early yesterday morning, and tried to sell them within ten miles of where he stole them. He was arrested with the horses in his pos session, and is now in jail. CHOLERA IN SPAIN. GREAT ALARM OCCASIONED BY ITS CONTINUED SPREAD. Physicians Say It Is the True Asiatic Breed—The Government Denies that Any Cause Exists for Alarm. Madrid, June 16. —Much alarm has been occasioned by the continued Bpread of cholera at Pueblo de Rugat. The authorities are making strong effgrts to stamp out the disease, but so far have been unsuccessful. New cases are re ported daily. Yesterday there were four deaths and nine new cases. The doctors are greatly over worked. The authorities have telegraphed to Valencia, asking for physicians and drugs, which are run ning short. The total number of cases | thus far is ninety-one. One of the per sons who fled for safety died at Albania. Dr. Candela, an expert, declares that the disease is true Asiatic cholera. The government announced in the senate today that it had not been proved that the disease now prevailing in Pueblo de Rugat is Asiatic cholera, and there was no cause for alarm. It was further stated that the board of health had sent a deputation to Valencia, and taken sanitary measures to prevent the spread of the disease. HANGED BY A MOB. An Ex-Member of the Louisiana Legis lature Lynched. New Orleans, June 16.—George Swayne (colored), ex-memberot the Lou isiana legislature, was lynched at East Feliciana yesterday. He had been arrested, charged with being a dangerous and suspicious character, when he was taken by the mob from the officers and hanged. Swayne was distributing circulars to the negroes in the parish, advising them not to take part in the election for state senator to fill a vacancy, which comes off tomorrow, as it was purely a Democratic factional fight. A short time ago several leading white citizens of East FeUciana sent a letter to a member of the Louisiana lot tery, warning him against attempting to send emissaries to that section to influ ence votes for the lottery, and it is alleged Swayne was on a mission of that sort. Race War Over a Keg of Beer. Birmingham, Ala., June 10. —A pitched battle between negroes and white men was fought this morning at Brookside, a mining town sixteen miles west of here. Tom Redmond, the leader of the negroes, was killed, and Jimmy Dowell badly wounded. Seven others were slightly wounded.. Tom Ayers (white) was the only white man hurt. Several negroes were caught by the whites, who threatened to lynch them. The sheriff sent a force of twenty men to the scene, but at last accounts they had not succeeded in arresting them. The trouble was caused by a keg of beer. Sale of Yearlings. New York, June 1(1. —The third an nual sale of yearling property of J. B. Haggin, of the Rancho Del l'aso, Cali fornia, comprising 100 head, began this forenoon. A large number of prominent horsemen from all parts of the country were present. Bidding was lively, and the prices realized are considered very fair. A Seven-Round Fight. Buffalo, .June 16. —Ed Smith, of Den ver, defeated Jim Daly, of Philadelphia, in a seven-round fight here tonight be fore the Arlington Club for a purse of $1,300. Smith had the advantage of the fight from the start. It is claimed that Smith struck several foul blows, but the referee would not allow them. Woodland Goes Democratic. Woodland, Cal., June 10.—The first city election under the new charter passed off quietly today. The total vote was 110. The Democrats elected every officer. Druids' Annual Session. Sacramento, June 10. —The grand grove of the United Ancient Order of Druids will open its twenty-sixth annual session in the senate chamber here to morrow. A Chinese Abductor. New York, June 10. —Lee Klie,charged with abducting a Chinese girl,Yuen Zo, holding her captive for a year, was com mitted by the grand jury.