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" Stands for the Interests of v
L Southern California. J
The Wool-Growers Object to
Hale's Amendments.
The Industry in Danger of Ruin
if They Pass.
Proposals for the Revision of Mis
sissippi's Constitution.
Negro Rights to Be Protected, but the
White Man's Surpemacy Insisted
• Upon—Eastern News.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
St. Loris, July 5. —The oilieers of the
Wool-Growers National Association have
issued another address to the wool-grow
ers, setting forth the dangers of the pro
posed senate amendment to the Mc-
Kinley bill, so far as wool is concerned.
"Senator Hale's amendment,if adopted,"
the address says, "will admit wool free
of duty from all the nations of this hem
isphere. Cleveland's free wool recom
mendation was no worse. South Amer
ica's wools would supplant domestic
wools, and your> industry would perish.
The Republican platform would be vio
lated, and the principles of protection
surrendered, as the production of wool
necessary for clothing in the United
States would be transformed to foreign
nations. The address further protests
vigorously against the proposed senate
•amendments to strike out the clause
prohibiting the sorting of wools, and to
strike out the words "including
charges," thus raising the dividing
lines, and continues: "We have
yielded all that can safely be yielded in
justice to our industry to secure general
protective legislation. Any of the
amendments referred to are dangerous.
The Hale amendment would work abso
lute ruin. Eighteen of the other
amendments would perpetuate fraud
ulent practices in the importation of car
pet wool, etc, We call for your imme
diate action, as individuals and as asso
ciations, to give notice to those repre
senting you in the halls of legislation
that you expect the Reputation party to
redeem its pledges and fulfill its prom
ises by speedily passing the McKinley
A Concise Statement of the Negro Ques
tion and Its Solution.
ViCKSiiUKG, Miss., July 5. —In a letter
from Senator George formulating his
plans for revising the constitution of
Mississippi, he indicates among the car
dinal principles that must govern the
constitutional convention the following:
"Good government in Mississippi can
come only from a predominance of in
fluence and political power in the white
"That such predominance must be
formed on the essential truth of the
equality and voting power of all who are
entitled to suffrage.
"That the civil and political rights of
the colored race, as guaranteed by the
constitution of the United States, arc
not to be denied or abridged, but pro
"Their incapacity must be acknowl
edged again to the end that their rights
and the rights of the other race may be
The National Council of Education Dig
cusses Co-Education.
St. Faui,, July 5. —At today's session
of the national council of education the
report of the committee on education of
girls was taken up. Chairman John
Hancock, of Ohio, gave a report on the
subject of the education of the sexes.
Mr. Hancock is a strong believer in co
education, and he advanced many rea
sons for maintaining his posi
tion. The report was followed by
a lively and interesting discus
sion, in which some difference of
opinion were expressed. E. E. White,
of Ohio, was fearful that co-education
mightoften result in serious impropriety
on the part of students. The most im
portant feature of the discussion was the
reply of Miss Conway, of Memphis,
Tennessee, who has a private school.
She argued that seclusive education was
the best, as in such colleges it was
easier to preserve and foster that es
sence which we call womanliness. Mr.
Hancock, in his closing remarks, said
that the ordinary rules which govern
society will govern boys and girls in
At the afternoon session a report on
the subject "The Professional Function
of Polytechnic Schools" was made by
Langdon S. Thompson.
Destructive Cloudbursts in West Vir
ginia and New Jersey,
Parkeksbubo, W. Va., July s.—The
fourth destructive storm of the week
passed over this locality yesterday,
flooding cellars, damaging streets and
sweeping away crops. A sudden heavy
rainfall deluged the Kanawa and Mus
kingum valleys. An unofficial estimate
places the damages in the Muskingum
valley at half a million dollars. Much
of this is to government works for the
improvement of navigation.
MiLFoni), N. J., July 5. —A cloudburst
occurred near here this afternoon. The
heavy rainfall continued for two hours
and a half, causing the creek at the east
end of town to overflow its banks. The
water rushed through town, doing much
damage, and a three-year-old daughter
of William Slatter was drowned.
Murdered and Robbed.
Saratooa, July s.—Fred K. Sheppard,
of New York, was found dead at Hound
Lake yesterday. The body was naked,
and it was first supposed that he was
drowned while swimming. An autopsy
showed none of the ordinary evidences
of drowning, but wounds sufficient to
cause death were found upon the head;
and then it was discovered that his
clothing had been rifled of a valuable
watch and a sum of money. The indi
cations are that he was murdered on the
shore of the lake and the body stripped
and thrown into the water to give the
appearance of accidental death. Much
excitement prevails.
An Explosion of Gunpowder Causes Fear
ful Loss of Life.
Scott Hanen, Pa., July 5.—A keg con
taining fifty pounds of powder in August
Smith's grocery store at Industry, this
evening, injured seven children, four
fatally. The store was a resort for chil-.
dren and at the time of the accident, a
large number were present firing crack
ers. The powder exploded with terrific
force, lifting the building, which was a
two-story structure, from its foundations
and wrecking it completely. August
Smith, Jr., aged 14, was burned to a
crisp. John Branner, aged 10, George
Knight, aged 8, and Willie Kohler, aged
0, were fatally injured. Three others
were burned but will recover. Several
kegs of powder were stored in the cellar
and a more horrible calamity was averted
by the prompt work of neighbors in ex
tinguishing the fire.
Major Wissnian a "Fiend."
Berlin, July s.—lt is reported that
the inability of Major Wissmau to re
turn to Africa was due to the morphine
habit, which he contracted during his
long service in the dark continent. He
suffered from insomnia to such an ex
tent that he was obliged to resort to the
Conflicting Orders.
Petoskey, Mich., July s.—Conflicting
orders resulted in a collision today be
tween a freight train and a passenger
train, between Bay View and TJdin, this
morning. Miss Weller, of Detroit, was
fatally injured, and a dozen other people
more or less seriously hurt.
Drowned in the Delaware.
Philadelphia, July 5. —Six men were
out rowing today in the Delaware river.
The boat capsized and AVilliam Shery
and George Mitchell were drowned. The
others were rescued by a boat that put
out from shore.
The California World's Fair Commissioner
Returning Homo to Arrange lor the
Coast Exhibit.
New York, July 5. —Hon. Mark L.
McDonald, meinber-at-large from Cali
fornia of the world's Columbian com
mission, left for home this afternoon by
way of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Tacoma
and Portland. Colonel McDonald was
accompanied by his alternate-at-iarge,
Judge Thomas Burke, of Seattle. Col.
McDonald said that both himself and
Judge Burke were returning home with
the intention of seeing that the entire
Pacific coast should at once begin prep
arations upon a grand scale for exhibits
at the world's fair. Telegrams were re
ceived from prominent people of Minne
apolis, St. Paul, Bismarck, St. Helena,
Spokane Falls, Tacoma and Portland by
Colonel McDonald, requesting him to
stop en route and address the people of
those cities.
Before leaving he challenged Commis
sioner Joseph Hirst, of Florida, as to a
competitive exhibit of semi-tropical
fruits at the world's fair. Commissioner
Hirst readily accepted the challenge.
Tennis at San Rafael.
Hotel Rafael, Cal., July s.—The
final matches of the tennis tournament
were won by Yates —7 to 5, (i to 4, 6 to 2.
Marx played well, but the veteran was
too much for him. The California
trophy was presented to Yates at the
conclusion of the sets. The match for
the championship between Taylor and
Yates will be played tomorrow at
11 a.m. _^
The Purchase of Bonds.
Washington, July 5. —A statement
issued by the treasury department
shows that $277,200,800 of four and a
half bonds have been purchased since
August:-!, 1887, at a total cost of $324,
--707,250. This was a saving over their
cost at maturity of $60,013.
Marine News.
Havre, July 5. —Augusta Victoria,
New York.
Portland, July 5. —Egyptian Mon
arch, New York.
New York, July 5. —City of Chicago,
Boston, July 5. —Galileo, Hull.
A Yacht Wrecked at San Diego.
San Diego, July 5. —Late last night
E. S. Babcock's yacht Isabel was
wrecked on the beach near the Coronado
hotel, having dragged her anchor and
being rapidly driven ashore by the in
coming tide.
Weekly Bank Statement.
i\EW York, July 5. —The weekly bank
statement shows the reserve decrease to
be $2,790,000; specie increase $1,037,
--000. The banks now hold $3,840,050 in
excess of the rule.
An Educator Dead.
Cincinnati, July 5. —Prof. Robert H.
Bishop, for many years connected with
the Miami University, died at Oxford,
Ohio, today from paralysis.
Vacancies in Orchards.
Vacancies in all small-fruit plantations
should be filled as fast as discovered. If
the owner is the possessor of a planta
tion of the previous year this is
comparatively easy, as the plants can be
carefully transplanted therefrom, but if
the plants are purchased the only way
is to fill up with plants already set, tak
ing from the ends of rows of the same
variety. Plants after being set two or
more weeks will have an abundance of
tiny rootlets, which if they do not carry
with them considerable earth, will at
once accommodate themselves to the
new situation and grow with little loss
of time. It is much better to have the
waste ground at the end of the rows
than scattered through the piece, and
the end plants are less profitable than
those further in the rows, owing to the
tramping of horses, men and pickers.
Five per cent is about as little loss as a
beginner can expect in setting small
fruits, and this means one rod in every
row of twenty rods, and by carefully re
moving the end plants into the vacant
places the waste ground can be utilized
by planting potatoes, and there are no
waste places to cultivate and hoe, and
skip over in picking.—[Vujk's Magazine^
Trainmen Relieved of Their
Hard-Earned Cash.
The Robbers Caught Soon After
in an Indian Camp.
A Great Disaster Narrowly Averted
at Astoria.
A Steamer Runs Down a Barge Carrying
Two Thousand People—A Panic
Occurs, but No One Hurt.
Associated Press Dispatches. |
North Yakima, Wash., July S.-r-Atl
east-bound Northern Pacific train was
boarded at this place by two men, who
had been noticed by the conductor when
he went to get his time check cashed.
When the train was fifteen miles from
here the conductor asked the men for
their tickets. They stated that they
were railroad men, and placing their
hands into their breast pockets as if to
get credentials, drew revolvers, and cov
ering the conductor and brake
man, relieved them of their com
bined capital of $120. When the
train slowed up at a crossing
they dropped off and took to the brush.
As soon as the news reached this city,
Sheriff Lesh and a large posse started
out and found the robbers in an Indian
camp, about two miles from Semcoe.
Deputy Sheriff Simmons covered the
men with a Winchester, and they were
quickly secured. The money was found
in their possession. The captors earned
a reward of $250, which was offered for
the apprehension of the highwaymen.
A Steamer Crashes Into a Barge Carry
ing Two Thousand People.
Astoria,L.l., July 5.--The coast-steamer
Eleanora, while bound eastward through
Hell Gate this evening collided with the
Walter Sands, one of two barges lashed
together, upon which were between 1,600
and 2,000 men, women and children, in
tow of the tugboat Idlewild. It is almost
a miracle that a terrible disaster and
great loss of life did not follow. For
tunately, however, no one was killed,
though several were injured. Eight of
those whose injuries are most serious
were taken to the hospital.
Captain Connerton, of the barge
Walter Sands, says that while passing
through Hell Gale, the Eleanora was
seen steaming to the east. The tug sig
naled her by whistling twice to keep to
the port side, and the steamer appar
ently obeyed the signal until about oj -
posite the barges. Her bow then sud
denly turned, and in a moment crashed
against 4he side of the barge amidships,
almost throwing the latter on its beam
ends, though it was lashed to the other
barge. In a second the rear half of the
guard rail and the bulwarks of the up
per deck were cut clean away. Along
the rail or bench sets running around
the upper deck, were seated many men,
women and children, upon whom the
broken supports and splinters of the
timbers fell. About twenty persons in
all were injured by these flying
pieces. Had the steamer struck the
barge more squarely there is no telling
what the result would have been. At
the time of the collision the larger por
tion of the excursionists were dancing,
and the moment the crash was heard a
scene of most intense excitement began.
Men ran hither ahd thither searching
for their wives, children and sweet
hearts, and shouting for life preservers,
while the women screamed and fainted,
and children joined in with a chorus of
cries. The officers of the barge soon
succeeded, however, in restoring order.
He Includes Baseball Players and Non-
Residents in His List.
San Francisco, July 5. —James Joseph
Cusick, one of the census enumerators,
was arrested in Santa Rosa on Friday
and returned to this city today by Dep
uty United States Marshal Wood, to
answer charges of returning several hun
dred fictitious names while collecting
statistics. He filed in 375 certificates
with names of baseball players, and
counted in names of many business men
who have offices in his district but who
live elsewhere. The district has been re
canvassed and shows about 1,000 inhab
itants, but Cusick's returns ran up the
list to about 1,375. Cusick is only 25
years old. The maximum penalty for
his offense is a fine of $5,000 and two
years' imprisonment.
Tucson Items.
Tucson, July s.—The flags on the
county buildings are at half mast to-day
in respect to the memory of Ben Here
ford, District Attorney of this county,
who died at Kansas City. The deceased
was well known on the Pacific coast,
and was a brother of ex-senator Here
ford of West Virginia.
There was a drenching rain yesterday
evening through this section, which was
much needed. There are indications
of much more, which caused much re
Drowned at Hunter's Point.
San Francisco, July 5.— J. Hahn and
F. Kirk, two men employed at the Hun
ter's Point dry dock, were drowned in
the bay this afternoon by the capsizing
of a flat-bottomed boat. The accident
was witnessed by a number of workmen
at Hunter's point, but a boat could not
be obtained in time to rescue the men.
Kirk leaves a widow and three children.
Hahn was unmarried.
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
Sacramento, July s.—The following
crop bulletin was today telegraphed to
the chief signal officer at Washington by
Observer Sergeant Barwick: The grain
and fruit crop in Northern California are
below the average; the fruit crop in
Southern California is above the aver
Dove Into Shallow Water.
San Diego, July s.—Thomas Flaherty,
a stonecutter from Tcmecula, broke his
neck while diving from a springboard on
the water front. The water was only
three feet deep, and the distance from
the springboard to the water fifteen
Yesterday's Events nt Washington and
Monmouth Parks.
Washington, July s.—Three-year-old
fillies, mile—Moretto won, Lindsey sec
ond, Pickup third; time, 1:44%.
Two-year-olds, three-fourths of a mile—
Balgown won, Carter second, Chimes
third; time, 1
Boulevard stakes, all ages, mile—Ma
rion C. w r on, Almont second, Rival third;
time, I:4l>£.
Three-year-olds and upwards, mile
| and a quarter—Blackburn won, Arundel
j second, Whitenose third; time, 2:09 1 4.
Three-year-olds and upward, mile
heats —First heat, Wary won, Longevity
second, Laura Davidson third; time,
1:41. Second heat, Wary won, lirando
lette secocd, John Daly third. Time,
At Monmouth.
Monmouth Park, July s.—Three
j quarters of a mile—Volunteer won,
Worth second, Blue Rock third; time,
j 1 :15%.
I Three-quarters of a mile—Lintreganto
! won, Peter second, Kildare third; time,
I 1 :16k'.
Mile and a fourth, Monmouth Oaks,
3-year-old fillies—Her Highness won,
I Gloaming second, Flora Van third;
I time, 2:15.
j Long Branch handicap, mile and a
I fourth—Reporter won, Prince Royal
I second, Cassius third; time, 2:09>4.
; Mile—Telia Blackburn won, Fides
I second, Chimes third; time, 1:42.
Mile—Tattler and Kaleidescope ran a
i 4ead heat for first, Kempland third;
time, 1 :46. Kaliedescope won the run
off in 1 :46.
Seven-eighths of a mile.—Worth won,
Brougham second, Fad third; time 1:03.
Kempton Park Races.
London, July 5. —The Princess of
Wales stakes at Kempton park today
was won by the Deuce of Clubs. The
Kempton park international 2-year-old
plate was won by St. Cyr.
He Accidentally Steps into a Great Sheave
Wheel and is Wound Up into a
Seattle, Wash., July 5.— J. W.
Branan, an employee of the Fort-street
Cable Company, met a terrible death
this morning at the power house.
Branan was employed as night watch
man and repairer. After oiling the
great sheave wheel around which the
cable passes, he neglected to replace the
planks covering the wheel, and a few
moments after, failing to notice the
open place at the sheave, stepped into
it. The arms of the wheel caught his
legs and in an instant he was drawn be
tween the heavy timbers forming the
framework and his life crushed out. The
machinery was stopped immediately,
and Branan's body found rolled up like
a ball and crushed into pulp. He was
married and 33 years old.
Record of the League, Brotherhood, As
sociation and Coast Games.
Chicago, July s.—The New York
brotherhood team lost the game this
afternoon thorough their inability to bat
Barstow. Attendance, 4,100.
Score —Chicago, 13; New York, 1.
Pittsburg, July 5. —The local brother
hood club by their batting, aided by the
visitors' unluckly errors, won the game
this afternoon. Attendance, 5,100.
Score—Pittsburg, 7 ; Brooklyn, 6.
Boston, July 5. —The brotherhood
game today was well played outside of
the pitching department.
Score —Boston, 10; Buffalo, 8.
Cleveland, July 5. —The Cleveland
brotherhood team won this afternoon on
Tebeau's timely hit and Shindle's error.
Attendance, 050.
Score—Cleveland, 4; Philadelphia, 3.
Ten innings.
Brooklyn, July s.—The Brooklyn and
Pittsburg league clubs played two games
today in tiie presence of 5,000 people. In
the first game Baker did not pitch with
much effect. The second game was
more interesting, on account of the
Pittsburgs' great rally in the eighth. A
couple of bad errors gave the Brooklyns
the winning run in the ninth.
Score: First Game —Brookly, 14;
Pittsburg, 3. *
Second Game—Pittsburg, 11; Brook
lyn, 12.
Chicago, July s.—The league game
was sharply contested. It took eleven
innings before the game was finally de
cided. Both teams fielded finely. At
tendance, 1,299.
Score —Boston, 5; Chicago, 7.
Cincinnati, July 5. —The Cincinnati
league club lost the game this afternoon
through costly errors. Attendance,
Score —Cincinnati, 0; Phildelphia, 9.
Cleveland, July 5. —The local league
club won this afternoon by timely hit
ting. Attendance, 600.
Score —Cleveland, 6; New York, 4.
American Association.
Philadelphia, July s.—Athletics, 4;
Columbus, 10.
Louisville, July s.—Louisville, 8;
Rochester, 3.
Toledo, July 5. —Toledo, 12; Syra
cuse, 13.
St. Louis, July 5. —St. Louis, 7;
Brooklyn, 7.
Coast Games.
Stockton, Cal., July s—The Stoek
tons and San Franciscos played eleven
innings of exciting baseball today, San
Francisco winning; score, 3 to 2. Both
teams put up gilt-edged ball, Hopeman
making the only error for the home
team. No runs were made after the
third innings until the eleventh.
San Francisco, July 5. —Carsey
pitched for the Onklands the first four
innings today, during which Sacramento
made twelve runs; then Megan went
into the box, but the Senators were too
far ahead.
Score;— Oakland, 5; Sacramento, 14.
An Indiana Desperado.
New Albany, Ind., July s.—Word
reached here today of a terrible double
murder in Perry county. Geo. Seals, a
desperado who was driven out of the
county by White Caps, beat his wife to
death. The next day Sheriff Gardiner
came to ariest Seals. He was mortally
wounded by the murderer and will die.
Seals will be lynched if caught.
Ferdinand Liable to Lose His
Bulgarian Throne.
The German Emperor Inaugu
■ rates a New Policy.
Trouble May Arise at Any Moment
in the Balkans.
Wilhelm Proposes a Plan for Settling the
Turkish Indemnity—French Du
ties on Corn Raised.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Berlin, July s.—[Copyright 1890,
New York Associated Press.]— There are
growing signs of an impending storm in
the Balkans. The situation is so grave
that holiday vacations of the leading
officials of the foreign office have been
stopped. A momentous change appears
to have occurred in Germany's policy in
regard to the Balkans. Instead of pur
suing the semi-neutral diplomacy of.
Prince Bismarck, the emperor has de
cided to take the initiative in advising
the porte how to meet the contending
claims of Bulgaria and Russia. In
structed through Chancellor Caprivi,
Herr Radowitz has promised the porte
an early solution of the Bulgarian
trouble in harmony with the Berlin
treaty, and also that an endeavor will be
made to meet the Russian war indem
nity. The emperor's scheme of settle
ment, according to the accepted
report in diplomatic circles, in
volve the displacing of Prince
Ferdinand and the substitution
of Prince Karl of Sweden, as ruler of
Bulgaria in his stead, and also the ar
rangement of the Russian indemnity by
capitalizing the amount through the in
ternal council of administration which
now controls the Turkish loans. The
scheme seems to have received an im
petus through Emperor AVilliam's con
ference with Prince Oscar at Christiana,
though the financial proposals have not
been formally communicated to Russia.
It is already reported that De Giers,
the Russian prime minister, has re
ceived an intimation of their nature,
with an expression that they were not
satisfactory to Russia, he stating that
Russia did not want to be concerned in
arrangiug the Turkish debt, and pre
ferred to hold the porte directly to its
engagements. His response means that
Russia will not let go her grip on the
Turkish neck given by the recent war.
A general explosion in the Balkans
may occur before the powers have time
|to consider Emperor William's pro-
I posals. Greece and Servia have
! added to the general imbroglio by each
presenting notes to the porte to the
effect that any concession to Bulgaria
would require similar concessions to the
Greek and Servian nationalities. The
Servian note also declares that the ab
sence of law and order in Macedonia ex
poses Servians to continuous outrage,
and demands an instant remedy.
A rising in Bulgaria is likely at any
moment to give the signal for a general
conflict. Colonel Nicolaieff, Major
Panitza's brother-in-law, who is among
the most popular officers in the Bul
garian army, is in Macedonia watching
a chance to start a revolt.
The renouncing of Prince Bismarck's
visit to England is due to the altered
aspect of foreign affairs. He will go to
his estates at Schonhausen and thence
to Gastein, where Count Kalnoky, the
Austro-Hungary prime minister, will
also recruit his health. After his re
covery, the Hamburger Nachrichten
says, Bismarck will enter the reichstag.
If he is driven to oppose the govern
ment, he would prefer to represent the
National Liberal constituency, he now
being more in sympathy with that
party than with the Conservatives.
Despite the opposition in the English
parliament, the Anglo-German agree
ment relative to African territory is con
sidered here absolutely safe. The Ger
man embassador at London has the assur
ance of Lord Salisbury that the govern
ment is causing its supporters to know
it will stand or fall by the compact, and
has secured a majority. The French
reports of a secret clause in the treaty
committing England to navy interven
tion in the North sea and Baltic in favor
of Germany in the event of war, are in
correct, although an entente exists
amounting to a concerted policy against
France and Russia.
The Reiehsanzelger announces the re
moval of the prohibition against the im
portation of Danish pork and bacon
sides. The removal of these restrictions
will afford grounds for the renewal of
Minister Phelps's communications
concerning the American trade.
France Futs Prohibitive Dntles On Corn
and Corn Meal.
Paris, July 5. —The senate has shown
its hand plainly in regard to American
questions. After a long debate it voted
in favor of a duty of three francs on corn
and six francs .in corn meal. It was
distinctly avowed that the duty on corn
was to be considered only a continuation
of the policy toward American pork. M.
Caril declared that the importation of
American pork was only another mode
of importing American corn, and French
farmers could not maintain themselves
against it. The prohibition of pork was
right and ought to be maintained, and
the duty on corn should also be made
prohibitive. Millaud called attention
to the fact that American pork is pro
hibited on the ground of alleged un
healthfulness. He declared this merely
a pretext. An article published in the
Temps is to thought to reflect the views
of the government. It suggests that it
might be desirable to withdraw the pro
hibition against pork.
McAullft'e to Fight Slavin.
London, July s.—Arrangements to
match Joe McAuliffe and Slavin for the
Ormonde Club stakes were completed
today. Lord Lonsdale has advised Mad
den to accept the terms offered, as he
considered them fair. As a sportsman,
he thought that he could not advise
otherwise. Madden has taken Lons
dale's advice, and the articles will be
signed early next week. Madden said
-3!sB A YE ARK— r
Buys the Daily Herald and *
$2 the Weekly Hebald.
he never had any objection to the Or
monde Club, but that he preferred Lord
lxmsdale's management.
President Menendez's Family Deny that
He Was Murdered.
City of Mexico, July s.—The family
of the late President Menendez, of San
Salvador, telegraphs that the reports of
poisoning and shooting are false, and
that he died of apoplexy.
Lisbon, July s.—The United States,
Great Britain and Portugal have agreed
to ask the Swiss government to appoint
three justices to fix the amount due by
Portugal for the cancellation of the Lor
enzo Marquez contract.
Iquique, July s.—The Peruvian man
of-war Lima, escorted by the Cecilian
man-of-war Esmeralda, arrived yester
day with the remains of Vice-Admiral
Grau and others who fell in the battle of
London, July s.—Edwin Chadwick,
the social economist, is dead.
Lisbon, July 5. —The chamber of dep
uties, by a large majority, passed the
bill providing for a general increase of
six per cent, in taxation.
Berlin, July s.—Two thousand per
sons attended the Kommers in the Win
ter Garden Central hotel tonight, in
honor of the visiting American riflemen.
Paris, July s.—The trial of the Nihil
ists resulted in the conviction of Rein
stein, Nahachiaze, Katchintzeff, Lavren
ius, Levoff and Orlowski, each of whom
was sentenced to three years
ment and fined 200 francs. Anna, the
wife of Reinstein, and a female physi
cian named Fromberg, were acquitted.
London, July s.—Wages of Northum
berland miners have been increased two
and one-half per cent. This makes an
advance of thirty per cent, within a few
Tho Baggage-Master Probably Fatally
Shot—The Desperadoes Arrested. After
a Hot Fight.
Bangor, July s.—The ordinarily peace
ful town of Orono, eight miles above this
city, continued yesterday's celebration,
today by having a regular western fight
and throwing the whole town into an
uproar. A riot occurred at the Maine
Central depot, which the company had
been trying to free from the presence
of a set of town loafers who had been
accustomed to make the place their
rendezvous. Today six or seven roughs,
more or less under the influence
of liquor, entered the station and,
breaking in the door of the ticket oflice,
grappled with the Station Agent, Neal,
who was sitting at his desk. The sud
den and furious onslaught took him
from his feet, and they commenced
kicking him and dragging him toward
the door. He regained his footing,
caught up a short piece of gas pipe
lying in tiie waiting room and went at
his assailants. He laid two of them out
before help came in the person of bag
gage master Charles Buzzell, who rushed
into the waiting room with a revolver
in one hand and a heavy club in the
other. Just as he arrived three or four
more roughs came in by another door.
The two railroad men went at the crowd
and a wicked fight fotlowed. The supe
rior number of roughs told, however.
At once Buzzell opened fire
with a revolver, but aimed high,
hoping the smell of gun-powder
would disperse them. At his first shot
three or four revolvers were drawn on
the other side, and Buzzell received
probably fatal wounds. At the height
of the fight a train rolled into the
station, and the men aboard joined
hands against the desperadoes. There
was a fusilade of pistol shots and several
were wounded, but the roughs were
finally arrested.
Oppressed Telegraphers.
London, July 5. —The agitation among
telegraph operators for higher wages ia
assuming serious proportions and caus
ing great delay in the service. It ia
rumored that the British government
will apply to the American telegraph
companies for a large force of operators
in case the dissatisfied men go on a
strike. The employees are indignant
over this proposed action, and will re
quest the American craftsmen not to
help the government to grind them
down to starvation wages.
Several employees were discharged to
day for participation in indignation
meetings. A wholesale strike is ex
pected on Monday.
Careless Gun Handling;.
Jackson, Cal., July 5. —Joseph Cas
sassa, 20 years old was shot through
the body yesterday morning at Clinton
by the accidental discharge of a pistol.
He, with others, was practicing at a
target. He handed a weapon to a com
panion, believing all the chambers were
empty, when it went off. The ball
passed through the large intestine. He
died this morning.
Knights or Pythias Conclave.
Milwaukee, Wis., July s.—General
Carnahan, commander of the uniform
rank, Knights of Pythias, reached Wil
waukee, and with his staff went directly
into camp. Representatives of numer
ous state and regimental organizations
have arrived, and are preparing the way
for their delegations. The conclave be
gins Monday.
Athletic Kecord Broken.
New York, July s.—The world's rec
ord in putting the sixteen-pound shot
was broken today at the games of the
National Athletic Club at Brooklyn.
George B. Gray, of the New York Ath
letic Club, put the shot forty-five feet
and one inch, being one inch over any
previous records.
A New Line to Honolulu.
San Diego, July s.—Livingston, Clark
& Co. have made arrangements to run
the steamship Farrallon between San
Diago and Honolulu. The first boat will
leave with a full cargo of general mer
chandise on July 12th, and will return
to this port via San Francisco.

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