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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 70.
Uncle Bob Wins the Amer-
Santiago Second and Kings
The Track Fetlock Deep—Only Seven
Forty Thousand Spectators—The "Win
ner's Remarkable History—A Good
Investment for His Owner.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Chicago, June 21.—Forty thousand
people assembled at Washington park
this afternoon to see Uncle Bob, son of
Luke Blackburn, win the great Amer
ican derby. His reputation as a mud
runner was nobly sustained. No rain
fell after midnight last night, but enough
came down yesterday afternoon and
evening to render the newly-harrowed
track almost fetlock deep. All this fore
noon sunshine and gloom alternated,
and there were apprehensions of another
downpour. Everybody that was going,
however, took the chances, and the
afternoon proved to bo one of the most
beautiful of the season. Before the
lirst race was called every foot
of space in the stands was
packed, to say nothing of the crowds in
carriages and on the lawns. The ma
jority of the spectators were without dis
guise impatient for the first two races to
be over and finally when the contestants
in the great event came out. the cheer
ing was tremendous. The first to ap
pear was Goodbye, followed closely by
Ben Kingsbury, "Jed, Mount Lebanon
and Sunnybrook. The announcement
had already been made of the with
drawal of Protection, Frontino, Sinaloa
and Grayson. Last of all came the
favorites, Uncle Bob and Lucky Bald
win's entry, the sinewv-lookihg Cali
fornian, Santiago. While the bulk of
the crowd was shouting itself hoarse,
many others with money on, studied
once and again the card where it read:
Third race, American derby, sweepstakes
for three-year-olds, at $250 each, with
$7,500 added; $5,000 to second, and $500
to the third horse; mile and a half.
Off Like the Wind.
The seven horses quickly assembled
at the post, and when the red Hag fell
the thoroughbreds were oft' like the wind,
but perfectly aligned as a file of in
fantry. Goodbye was the first to forge a
trillo aheiul, but it was only a trifle.
Passing the stand Jed was slightly in
the lead, with Kingsbury close on him,
while Uncle Bob and Santiago were to
ward the rear. Now, Goodbye, who had
been setting the pace, gave way to Sun
nybrook, the latter pulling up with a
sudden spurt from almost last, while
Goodbye fell back to become the
tail-ender to the finish. Along the back
stretch they came, still closely bunched;
When rounding the turn Kingsbury led
an instant. As they entered the stretch
Uncle Bob was noticed emerging grandly
from the cluster, followed by the Cali
fornia racer, Santiago. Barnes, on San
tiago, made a plucky effort, but do what
he would, the mud seemed to cling des
perately to Santiago's already tired
heels. Amid uproarious howls of de
light, Uncle Bob passed under the wire
two full lengths in the lead, while San
tiago was second, only three-fourths of a
length ahead of Kingsbury. Jed was
fourth, while the others straggled in,
pulling up badly beaten. Time, 2:55^.
Uncle Hob's History.
Uncle Bob was bred in Nashville, Ten
nessee, and was named for the famous
old darkey hostler at Belle Meade,
"Uncle Bob." The coit was so poorly'
thought of at the Belle Meade sale in the
Hpring of '88 that "Uncle Bob" bought
him for $225. A few days afterwards he
sold him to Sam Bryant for $400. The
next sale was Bryant to Hankins, of
Chicago, three days ago, for $15,000, two
thousand more to be paid if Uncle Bob
won the derby. As he did so, and
landed in Hankins's pockets an $18,000
stake, besides outside bets, it may be
considered a reasonably good purchase.
Other Washington Hark Events.
Mile, three-year-olds and upwards—
Palisade won, Bobby Beach second,
Itobespierre third; time, 1 :55}-.i.
Mile, all ages —Vermont won, Gilford
second, Cecil B. third ; time, 1:54 l e .
Mile and sixteenth, three-year-olds
and Howards— Bertha won, Clamor sec
ond, Duke Highlands third; time, 2:02.
Five furlongs, two-year-olds—Ben
March won, Dickerson second, Laura
Doxey, third ; time, 1:09.
At Sheepshead Hay.
Sheepshead Bay, June 21.—Six fur
longs—Beck won, Ilinan B. second,
Ehono third ; time, 1:29%.
The surf stakes, nine furlongs—Sallie
McLelland won, Ambulance second,
Reckon third) time, 1:12 3-5.
Tidal stnkos, mile —Burlington won,
Chesapeake second, Banquet third;
Bay Ridge handicap, mile and a half—
Cassius won. Tea Tray second, Bunham
third; time, 2:20.
Mile and three-sixteenths—Eon won,
Taragon second, Theodosius third; time,
Mile and a half, on turf—Philosophy
won, Brina Boru second, Cast Steel
third; time, 2:44 1-5.
Fleetwood Park, N. V., June 21. —
Tiie races today were declared oft" on ac
count of rain.
The Ostracized Heathen.
READING, Pa., June 21.—Today Judge
Endlict refused the application of
Charles Ah Hong, a Chinaman, for nat
uralization papers. The judge finds no
warrant in the law for making China
men American citizens, no matter how
respectable or worthy.
Death of Mrs. Stuart Koliauu.
Cohassht, Mass., June 21.—Mrs.
Stuart Robson, wife of the comedian,
died very suddenly this afternoon at
their summer residence at Cohasset
Harbor. The cause of her death is be
lieved to hare been the bursting of a
blood-vessel near the heart.
SIGAK MEN DIBMAYEO.
The Anti-Trust Bill Makes the Holders
of Certificates Nervous.
New Yokk, June 21. —The holders of
sugar-trust certificates were dismayed
this morning when they read of the
unanimous vote by which the house
adopted the conference report on the
anti-trust bill, and long before the open
ing of business the sugar post on the
floor of the exchange was surrounded by
a large and excited crowd of brokers dis
cussing its effects. They soon realized
what, the effect would be, however, for
when the gavel fell the entire crowd be
gan to olf'er certificates. At the close of
business a decline of 1% per cent, was
noted for the day. Many speculators
who bought certificates above 80 last
week are crippled, and it is feared will
have to liquidate Monday. The repre
sentatives of the sugar trust are
anxiously awaiting the decision of the
court of appeals on the legality of the
Can Not Visit the Coast.
Albany, N. V., June 21 .—Governor
Hill has accepted an invitation to attend
the unveiling of Hendricks's monument
at Indianapolis, July Ist. By reason of
his official duties, the governor has de
clined his urgent invitations to extend
bis trip to the Pacific slope, including
one from the state of Washington to be
present at the organization of the Wash
ington state association of Democratic
societies at Tacoma in August.
Baton Rough, June 21. —During the
lottery discussion today Harris said he
had received a letter from Morris, which
said if the lottery bill was submitted by
the legislature to the people he (Morris")
would advance $1,000,000 in 1800 to
Levee building and repairing in the dif
ferent parishes of the state and the
same amount in 1801.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
A CLOSE CONTEST BETWEEN YALE
Some of the Eastern Games Postponed by-
Rain—The Colonels Shut Out at Sacra
mento—The Friscos Play a Good Game.
Boston, June 21.—The Harvard-Yale
ball game this afternoon was very close,
and aroused the enthusiasm of 10,000
spectators. Score—Yale, 3; Harvard,
The Colonel*: Shut Out.
Sacramento, June 21.—The Oaklands
were shut out today by theSacramentos,
after an exciting contest, by a score of
2too. Hoffman, the new Sacramento
twirier, pitched a steady winning ball.
The Oaklands made several inexcusable
errors. Casey pitched what would or
dinary have been winning ball.
The Friscos' Tine Flaying.
San Francisco, June 21.—The score
was 14 to 3 in favor of the home club in
the game with Stockton today. The
Friscos made but one error and earned
half their runs. *
Rochester, June 21. —Rochester, 0;
Columbus, June 21.—Columbus, 10;
St. Louis, 4.
Toledo, June 21.—Toledo, 3; Louis
Philadelphia, June 21. —Athletics-
Syracuse game postponed; wet grounds.
Chicago, June 21. —King pitched a
phenomenal game today and shut out
the Brooklyn brotherhood team without
a hit, but ragged fielding by Chicago lost
them the game. Attendance, 4,500.
Chicago o o o o o o o o o—o
Brooklyn o o o o o o l o o— l
Hits—Chicago, 4J Brooklyn, 0. Errors—Chi
cago, (i; Brooklyn. U. Batteries—King, Parrel!;
Weyning, Kinslow. Umpires — Matthews,
Cleveland, June 21. —The Boston
brotherhood team batted out another
victory today. Attendance, 900.
Cleveland 0 10OO1O1O— :i
Boston 2 0 0 1 0 ti 0 0 x— 0
Hits—Cleveland, 10: Boston, 15. Errors-
Cleveland, :i; Boston,;!. Batteries—Bokeley,
Sutcliffe; RadboUrne, Swett and Kelly. Umpires
—Matthew and Leach.
Pittsburg, June 21. —By heavy batting
the Pittsburg brotherhood team today
defeated Philadelphia. Attendance,
Pittsburg 0 1 0 1 4 2 0 0 o—7
Philadelphia 0 0 0 OOOIOO—I
Hits—Pittsburg. 15; Philadelphia, 6. Errors—
Pittsburg, 8j Philadelphia, 0. Batteries—Sta
ley, Carroll; Bumnton, Cross. Umpires—Holbcrt
Buffalo, June 21.—The New York
brotherhood game was postponed ; rain.
Cleveland, June 21. —Timely bitting
gave the Cleveland league club the vic
tory today. Attendance, 000.
Cleveland 2 5 0000000—7
Brooklyn 2 2 O 1 0.0 0 O o—s
Hits—Cleveland, rt: Brooklyn, o. Errors-
Cleveland, 4: Brooklyn, ti. Batteries—Beatin,
7/imincr; Loyett, Bushong. Umpire—Lynch.
Cincinnati, June 21. —The Boston
league club worked well today, but Cin
cinnati, by timely bunching'of bits in
the sixth innings, gained the victory.
Cincinnati 1 o o O 0 :t 0 0 o—4
Boston O 00000100—1
Hitf — Boston, S; Cincinnati, 8, Errors—Cin
cinnu i, 1. Batteries—Foreman, Baldwin; Nich
ols, B mnett. Umpire—McQuaid.
Chicago, June 21. —The Chicago
league club hit Welch hard in the first
two innings this afternoon, but after
that they were unable to do anything
with his delivery. Attendance, 1,500.
Chicago... 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 o I—7
New York O 150 0 100 I—B
Hits—Chicago, 10; New York, 11. Errors—
Chicago,:!; New York, l. Batteries—Hutchin
son and Kittredge, Wcldon and Buckley. Um
Philadelphia, June 21. —Pittsburg
league game was postponed; wet
A Broken Propeller.
San Francisco, June 21. —Information
was received at the merchants' exchange
today that the steamer Santa Cruz, from
San Pedro to this city, had broken a
blade of her propeller while coming up
the coast. Arrangements have been
made to put her on the dry dock as soon
as she comes in tomorrow and fit a new
wheel on her.
SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1890.
THE CYCLONE'S PATH.
Particulars of the Illinois
Fearful Loss of Life and Prop
A School House Carried 800 Feet
Into the Air.
All the Inmates Killed—At Least a Score
of Fatalities—Many Buildings
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Amboy, 111., June 21.—The little vil
lage of Pawpaw was visited by a terri
bly fatal cyclone yesterday evening.
The first notice of the coining change
was a dark cloud in the southwest. Be
fore warning could be given a great por
tion of the southern part of the village
was in ruins, and nearly a score of the
inhabitants dead and dying. A tremen
dous rain preceded the cyclone. The
streets were flooded and creeks over
flowing. During the heaviest of the
rain, an ominous looking cloud passed
just south of Amboy. The awful roar it
made could be distinctly heard above
the rumbling of the thunder. It bad no
sooner passed, than it was observed
that leaves, sticks, straw, etc., were
falling from the clouds. Soon
after a messenger riding on horse
back brought the news that
a cyclone bad passed a mile south of the
village. Relief parties immediately
made their way to the scene. Trees
were uprooted, houses and barns de
molished, and people killed on all sides.
Fourteen were killed and many injured
within ten miles of this place."
The Cyclone's Swath.
The cyclone cut a distinct swath a
mile long, through a grove. It first de
molished James B. Dee's large house
jmd barn. The family went into the
"cellar and escaped with severe bruises.
With increased fury the cloud came
upon the Hunt school house,
south. The teacher, Maggie Mcßride,
of Amboy, and eight pupils were wait
ing in the building for the storm to
abate. Every vestige of the building
was wiped out. Not one soul
in the building escaped death.
An observer says the building
was raised in perfect shape 300 feet in
the air, where it went into fragments
and was lost sight of. The body of the
teacher was found in the street partially
nude and badly bruised. The pupils
were found in a creek some distance
Reports from surrounding towns show
that the storm started at Harmon, in
Dee county, proceeded to Sublet and
Compton to Pawpaw. A great many
were seriously injured, but being dis
tributed over a distance of thirty miles
cannot all be reached. Thirteen are
known to be dead, mostly children. A
school house in Brooklyn township,
south of Compton, was completely de
molished. The teachers and scholars
were injured, two children meeting their
death. The loss so far as heard from is
Further Keports of the Storm.
Dixon, 111., June 21. —Pawpaw, a small
town in the eastern part of this county,
was struck by a cyclone yesterday after
noon, and seventeen people killed and
the town destroyed. The wires are all
down and the news lias been brought by
Fearful Loss of Life,
E iblville, 111., June 21. —hate yester
day afternoon a terrible cyclone and cloud
burst occurred about five miles north of
this city, which resulted in fearful
loss of life and property, no less than fif
teen persons being killed, and a number
of houses and barns entirely demol
ished. A school house was the first ob
ject in the path of the storm, and it was
swept away, together with the inmates,
consisting oi the teacher and six pupils.
Six bodies have been recovered.
A Contradictory Keport.
Eablville, June 21.—The report that
the town of Pawpaw was destroyed, and
seventeen people killed there, is untrue.
Johns, in Answers Fulda,
Sacramento, June 21.— Attorney-
General Johnson today replied to the
recent letter of President Fulda, of
the California Athletic Club, to the
efl'ect that an action brought in
the name of the people of the state
against the club for the forfeiture of its
charter, as requested by Fulda, would
not settle the question as to the duty of
the law oflicers of the state to see that
the sections of the penal code which pro
hibit prize-lighting, are not violated with
The Imprisoned Miners.
Dunbar, June 21.—At half past 3 this
morning the rescuers broke into an
opening, but it is not known whether it
is in the Hill Farm mine or not. It, is
believed the imprisoned miners will be
Pittsbubg, June 21. —A dispatch from
Dunbar says the rescuing party have
hopes of reaching the desired point by
Philadelphia, June 21.—The returns
of the census enumerators are almost
entirely completed, and the supervisor
for this district gives the population of
Philadelphia at 1,010,440, an increase of
103,270 over 1880.
Sweden ho rgians.
Chicago, June 21. —The general con
vention of the Now Jerusalem (Sweden
borgian) church in the United States be
gan this afternoon. The annual reports
showed activity and prosperity.
Lumber Hill- Destroyed.
St. Paul, June 21. —The fire reported
last night from Milara destroyed the
Milara Lumber Company's mills, in
volving a loss of $100,000.
John 1,. Prepared for Trial.
Pi-avis, Miss., June 21.—John L. Sulli
van and party arrived here this morn
ing prepared for his trial, which will be
ENTERPRISE AT MONROVIA.
A Large Fruit-Dry lag Concern Success
Monrovia, Cal., June 21. —[Special.]—
John 11. Leslie & Co. are opening a
large dry-house at Monrovia and buying
all the fruits in the valley to be evap
orated here. Already 200 tons of apri
cots have been secured. The Palmer
warehouses and the Spence lands, at the
corner of Orange and Primrose avenues,
have been purchased. A large force of
carpenters is at work, and the ware
house was ready for fruits today. Em
ployment is now afforded fifty persons in
the dry-house and about the same num
ber in the yards. Numerous buyers are
out. R.G.Baker, of Chicago;" A. S.
Baldwin, of San Francisco, and I. A.
Jackson, of Monrovia, are the principal
buyers. Charles E. L. Leslie, a mer
chandise broker of Los Angeles, is super
intendent. Plenty of capital is backing
the enterprise. The Monrovians are
A Mormon Missionary's Sorry Experi
ence in Georgia.
Wabbenton, Ga., June 21. —David
Beckman, a Mormon elder, who has
been enticing people away from Glass
cock county to Utah, was terribly whip
ped near Gilson on Thursday night.
The victim was found crouching in the
loft of the house of a convert. He was
Whipped, a coat of tar and feathers was
applied, and he was then given orders to
leave the country for ever.
Corbin Will Resign.
PHILADELPHIA, June 21.—George Deb
Keim, president of the Reading Coal
and Iron Company, tonight confirmed
the report that Austin Corbin would re
sign as president of the Reading railroad
in favor of A. A. McLeod, first vice-pres
ident. Mr. Corbin is now in Europe.
A CRISIS IMMINENT.
MEXICO SAID TO BE ON THE VERGE
OF A REVOLUTION.
An Insurrection Begun in the State of
Guanajuato—A General Belief That the
Inevitable is at Hand.
Chicago, June 21.—A Times special
from the City of Mexico says: Infor
mation is given of an uprising in the
mining state of Guanajuato, which is
believed - to be the beginning of a general
'evolutionary movement, of which there
have been repeated warnings for some
time past. As the telegraphs are under
government control it is impossible
Jo get details by wire, and some
\iays must elapse before all of
the facts can be obtained. There are
ustiiH oi unepsineHß in government cir- j
cles, and the general feeling is that a
crisis is imminent, by the tyranny of tbe
government daily becoming heavier,
and it is almost certain that within a
year Diaz will proclaim himself dictator.
Only a revolution can prevent such a
disaster to the republic. This may come
quickly if the movement in Guanajuato
should strengthen as expected. If
it be put down successfully by
the government, then the day of general
resistance will be postponed. Business
is dull, and a reaction has set in against
the bouyancy created by the credit. The
latter is exhausted, and the inevitable is
at hand. This state of things increases
the feeling of restlessness. There is no
freedom of the press. Therefore one
need not look to Mexican papers for in
Pointers for Gentlemen.
With outing wear the plainest kind of
handkerchief is desirable.
There has been a general call for
The Prince Albert coat seems to be
coming strong for morning wear in Lon
don in a variety of rough-faced cloths.
The Tuxedo coat may be worn in the
evening during the summer without the
waistcoat. A black surah or satin sash
is substituted upon these occasions.
The made-up scarfs will be in less de
mand in warm weather. And the four
in-hands and wide Ascots will not be as
sociated with outing wear.
Underwear and hosiery of the plainest
character suitable to the temperature is
most in demand, in gauze, lisle and silk.
The metal-headed canes seem to tend
in their decoration to repousse work in
silver, or a tracing of the silver in erratic
designs upon the natural wood sticks.
Some of the wide waist belts shown
for outing wear are calculated to turn
the convictions of the most bigoted op
ponent of the outing scheme of attire to
an admission of its comeliness.
During the summer, as at any other
time, gloves must be worn by the men
with evening dress. The prevalent idea
is a delicate pearl shade, with heavy,
white cord-like braid embroidered on the
One of the consequences of wearing
the turndown collar with full dress will
be that white or black tieable cravats
will have to be worn therewith, the catch
and buckle bow being impracticable.—
Clothier and Furrier.
Hits of Information.
There are nearly 25,000 inmates in the
various soldiers' homes.
The government contracts for 500,000,
--000 stamped envelopes annually.
You can get 100 acres of land in Samoa
for $1.37, and the taxes will be only 30
cents a year.
Out of the 2,000,000 inhabitants in
Norway, as many as 20,000 emigrate to
the United States every year.
At the New York postoffice the money
orders last year were 3,183,020 in num
ber, and amounted to $01,004,253.
The largest perfect, diamond in the
world is the Imperial, owned by a syn
dicate in Paris. It is valued at
The conference of the state board of
health urgently recommends the en
couragement oi tree-planting as a sani
The oldest of existing observatories is
that at Peking, founded in 1270, and
still containing three of the first instru
Ex-Governor J. Sterling Morton, of
Nebraska, father of the arbor day for
economic tree-planting out that way,
says that "more than 600,000,000 trees
planted by human hands" are growing
in that state.
Felicitations on the African
The Strategic Value to Ger
many of Heligoland.
It Offsets the British Protectorate
Russia's Peremptory Note to the Porte.
Even Bulgaria Spunks Up to
Associated Press Dispatches I
Beblin, June 21.—[Copyrighted 1890
by the New York Associated Press.] —
During a prolongedsittingof thebundes
rath, Chancellor Caprivi explained the
aims of the government in the conclu
sion of the Anglo-German agreement,
relative to African territory. He dwelt
on the immense importance of the stra
tegic value of Heligoland, and recalled
the fact that during the war of 1870 it
was necessary to detach a large force to
guard against the possible French
landing at the mouth of the Wehr and
Elbe rivers and lay submarine mines
to protect the water approaches to Ham
burg and Bremen. He produced an
opinion from Yon Moltke that Heligo
land could be so fortified that it would
be equivalent to a large increase in the
(lerman army in the event of war. The
bundearath unanimously approved the
compact, and congratulated the emperor
and chancellor. The report that Eng
land spontaneously offered to cede the
island is in direct Variance with all re
ports here. The opinion of the people
of the island does not count with either
government. Both know that the in
habitants are opposed to annexation to
Germany, both on account of the dread of
military service andeustonis regulations.
Germany will make concessions on
these points for twenty years. Leading
Hamburg journals regret the granting to
England of a protectorate over Zanzibar,
because it will place the whole trade in
the hands of the English East African
Company. Major Wissmann lias tele
graphed similar views. All declare,
however, that the acquisition of Heligo
land balances the losses elsewhere. The
National Zeitung reminds the malcon
tents that most of the region conceded
to England never belonged to Germany.
Turkey's Impending Danger.
An ominous note was presented today
to the porte by the Russian ambassador,
Nc'lidoff. It suggests the intention of
the czar to actively interfere in the Bal
kans. The note declines the request
that Russia wait until November for the
payment of the war indemnity by
Turkey, and demands immediate pay
ment. The note declares that in the
event of refusal Russia reserves the
right of taking all necessary measures to
Yesterday the Bulgarian envoy pre
sented to the porte a note from "Stam
buloft', demanding an extension of relig
ious liberty to Bulgarians in Turkey,
and also recognition of the Bulgarian
government. Stambuloff is acting in
concert with Russia without regard to
personal interests of Prince Ferdinand,
and it is expected that his action will
develop the proclamation of the inde
pendence of Bulgaria under the prince,
who will be agreeable to Russia, with
the absorption of a part of Macedonia
LA BELLE FRANCE.
Excitement Among French Merchants
Over the American Tariff.
Paris, June 21.—The excitement
among the French merchants arising
from the difficulties caused by the new-
American regulations concerning the
importation of goods into the United
States is spreading to the chamber of
deputies, and to the newspapers. A few
excitable people talk about retaliation.
The government officials and artistic
community are both startled by the
news that the finance committee of the
American senate has stricken out the
clause in the tariff bill putting works of
art on the free list. There is a great
outcry over this action.
Panama Canal Liquidation.
The report of the committee appointed
to investigate the position of the share
holders and bond-holders of the Panama
Canal Company, was submitted today in
the chamber of deputies. The minister
of justice, replying to questions, said
the authorities never accepted joint
responsibility for the enterprise, but
had not remained insensible to the di
sasters befalling it. In a few days the
official liquidator would be able .to re
port on the present position of affairs,
and when it was established who were
the responsible parties, the minister of
justice would intervene if necessary.
The British Protectorate.
Le [oncle put an interpellation regard
ing the British protectorate of Zanzibar.
The minister of foreign affairs replied
that the account of the Berlin conference
rendered it obligatory upon every nation
desirous of establishing a protectorate
in Africa to communicate its intentions
to the other powers. Great Britain
could not take any action without a
previous understanding with France.
Justin McCarthy Censured.
Dublin, June 21.—At the meeting of
national electors at Newry, today, reso
lutions were adopted censuring Justin
Huntly McCarthy for persistent neglect
of parliamentary duties, and declaring
that at the next election a new candi
date would be nominated in his stead.
Their Nibses Complete the Circuit.
LONDON, June 21. —The Sardinian from
Quebec, with the duke and duchess of
Connaught, has arrived.
Yon Moltke 111.
Paeib, June 21.—A dispatch from
Berlin announces that Yon Moltke is
A Summons Served on Kilrain.
Cincinnati, June 21.—At the close of
the Muldoon-Kilrain combination exhi
bition, at the Grand opera house, this
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evening, Kilrain was served with a sum
mons in a civil suit brought by Detect
ive Norris, for alleged services in es
corting Kilrain to the battle ground of
the Sullivan-Kilrain fight. Kilrain is
Sacramento, June 21.—Jim Hall and
Billy Wilson, colored pugilists, fought
eight rounds tonight at the Theater
Comique. The affair degenerated into a
rough-and-tumble tight, and was stop
ped by the police.
The Oldest Naval Officer.
Pouqhkeepsie, N. V., June 21.—Major
Isaac T. Doughty, the oldest marine
officer in the United States, died today.
President Jackson appointed him major
of marines, and he served forty years.
Tiie Cholera Epidemic.
Madrid, June 21.—The cholera epi
demic at Puebla de Rugat continues to
decrease. At Fenollet five cases of the
disease and one death are reported.
The Hub's Enumeration.
Boston, June 21.—The Globe asserts
that the census returns fix the popula
tion of Boston at nearly 418,000, a gain
of 55,000 since 1880.
San Salvador, June 21. —The resigna
tion of Manuel Delgado, minister of for
eign affairs, is officially announced.
New York's Population.
New York, June 21.—The Tribune
states that the census figures of this city
will show over 1,800,000.
King Kalakaua gets his name in the
newspapers again by decorating Captain
W. D. Andrews, of Toronto, with the
Royal Order of Kapiolani, in apprecia
tion of his services as a life-saver.
A PLEASURE BOAT GOES OVER THE
One or More Persons in the Craft When It
Made the Frightful Plunge—The Sec
ond Leap of the Kind This Week.
Niagara Falls, June 21.—At(i o'clock
this morning a pleasure boat was dis
covered floating down the upper river.
Just as it reached a point opposite the
Third Sister island, it lurched to one
side and people who watched it through
glasses, are positive that one or more
persons were lying in the bottom. It
continued on its way through the upper
rapids, and made the awful plunge over
the horaeshoe fall without any stir being
made on board. It seems probable that
one or two lives were lost. This is the
second boat that has made the leap over
the cataract this week.
The Value ot Long Bonds.
The cities and towns of California
which are meditating public improve
ments of a more extensive character
than be can carried along by annual tax
ation should unite in favor of a con
stitutional amendment permitting the
issue of bonds —say forty or fifty year
bonds—and releasing them from the
necessity of putting by any sinking
fund for the first' ten years.
Cities and towns in California
which have not exhausted their credit,
and which do not propose to mortgage
the future too extensively, under such
a rule could negotiate loans at from 2%
to 3 per cent., which may be said to be
the average rate at the east. The reten
tion of the clause in the constitution
which requires the assent of two-thirds
|of the electors for the incurring of any
I debt will prevent reckless borrowing in
I any case.
The short bonds which can now alone
be issued can be floated with difficulty
at 5 per cent. They are not the kind of
I securities for which investors seek. They
j cannot run for a longer period than
twenty years. Under the law one
| twentieth of the principal has to be paid
j annually. There is, in fact, no sinking
I fund. If San Francisco, for instance,
j should borrow, underexistingconditions.
$20,000,000 at 5 per cent, interest, she
would have to pay at the close of the
first year a million of principal and a
million of interest —total, two millions.
The second year she would have to pay
one million Of principal and $050,000 in
interest, and so on till the debt was ex
tinguished. There would have to be a
million of principal paid every year.
The only reduction would be in the in-
The usual argument about making pos
terity pay its share of enduring and per
manent improvements or betterments,
under this rule, wholly fails. It will
thus be seen that the cities and towns of
California cannot borrow money, if they
need it, except on the most ruinous and
and onerous terms. Some of them seem
to be undeterred by the enormous char
acter of the burdens which they assume.
But this is probably to be referred to an
unfainiliarity with finance more than
anything else. There is, no doubt,
something gained by the difficulties put
in the way of the rolling up of municipal
indebtedness. The healthy condition of
the linances of this city and several of
the interior cities is due primarily to that
fact. Hut still there are improvements
and betterments which cannot be under
taken on annual taxation. The existing
system of borrowing requires simply the
paying of two dollars for one.—[S. F.
John Dixon writes to the London
Times that he has made a careful exam
ination of the Egyptian obelisk on the
Thames embankment, twin of the
obelisk in Central park, New York, and
was unable to detect any signs of decay
upon its surface. Reports were cir
culated that tho obelisk was "peeling
off," and he made the examination as
E. W. Wrenn, general passenger agent
of the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia railroad, »vas a telegraph op
erator during the \ur, and took from the
wires tin tni mge from General Lee to
Jefferson Davis announcing that Rich
mond must i" evacuated.
The emperor of Russia is building a
yacht winch will c more than twice the
size of the English royal yacht, having
accommodations for 200 persons. No
nihilists with bombs will he shipped for
seamen if the emperor can help it.