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VOL. 36.—N0. 60-
Anti-Maxwell Men Taught a
General Chipman Unanimously
The World's Fair Board of Control
Sits Down on California.
Scorching Weather In the Eastern State*.
The Flagship Philadelphia Afire.
Other I tenia.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Chicago, June IB.—The board of con
trol of the national world's fair commis
sion today confirmed the appointment
of Skiff as chief of the mines and mining
H. C. Ives pf St. Louis was confirmed
as chief of the fine arts department.
,• The surprise of the session was when
the question came up on the confirma
tion of General Chipman of California,
nominated by Director-General Davis
and confirmed by the local directory for
■chief of the horticultural bureau. He
was unanimously rejected, on motion of
St. Clair of Weat Virginia, aeconded by
Commissioner Massey.
AN EASTERN Hot wave.
■{roiling Weather In New York, New
England and Pennsylvania.
Nbw York, June 15. —Today was the
hottest day of the season. At 2 o'clock
this afternoon the thermometer regis
tered Reports from many points
in New England say the thermometer
ranged from 82 to 107, the latter point
being reached at Providence, R. I.
Vegetation was badly scorched in Con
necticut. Reports from all parts of
New York state indicate intense heat.
Pittsburg, Jane 15.—The tempera
ture here today reached 90 degrees.
There were numerous cases of prostra
tion, two resulting fatally. The iron
mills were compelled to shut down this
The Cruleer Philadelphia Narrowly
Escapes Blowing Up.
New Yobk, June 15.—Fire was discov
ered in the fore hold of the flagship
Philadelphia at the navy yard this after
noon. The fire was soon put out and
the hold flooded with water. It is not
known how the fire broke out. Some tar
and varnish that were in the fore hold
poured out their fumes, so it was diffi
cult to work. Several men were over
come by the smoke and burned. Tbe
fore bold is situated next to the maga
zine, and under the ammunition room.
The ammunition room and magazine
were flooded with water.
It 1* Again Keported the Rothschilds
Have Bought the Mines.
Chicago, June 15.—A special dispatch
from Butte City, Mont., says August
Belmont, as agent for the Rothschilds,
has been instructed to close a deal by
which the latter will, in September
next, take possession of the great Ana
conda copper mines. The price to be
paid is stated at between $20,000,000
and $25,000,000. The purchase by the
Rothschilds is said to be for a foreign
San Francisco, June 15. —Irwin C.
Stump, agent for the Hearst estate,
which is one of the principal owners of
the Anaconda mines, denied any knowl
edge today of the probable sale of those
mines, as reported in eastern dispatches.
He stated that the property was bonded
to an English corporation known as the
Exploration company, and that the
bond will expire October L 1891. The
English people have not, it is stated,
given any notification that they intend
to buy the mines in question.
Baltimore, June 15.—The officers of
the Baltimore copper company know
nothing about the reported Bale of the
Anaconda mines.
An Exciting Kumor.
New York, June 15.—Considerable
alarm was created down town this even
ing by the -report that the steamer
Etrnria. of the Cunard line, had been
lost at sea. The New York representa
tives of the company say they have no
information of an accident, and - believe
the vessel is all right. The Etruria left
New York for Liverpool Saturday, with
a large complement of passengers. The
origin of the rumor cannot be traced.
Metal Workers Strike.
Chicago, June 15.—A strike of archi
tectural metal workers for a reduction
of hours to eight per day, and an in
crease of pay to 30 cents per hour, was
inaugurated this morning. Tonight it
is estimated that nearly 3000 men are
out. The atrike includes metal workers,
pattern makers, brass moulders, shop
men and architectural iron workers. It
affects forty manufacturing firms, de
laying work on a number of buildings.
The Itata Proceeding- Leisurely.
Washington, June 15.—An official
cablegram from Admiral McCann, at
Iquique, Chile, to the secretary of the
navy, announces that the Itata sailed
under convoy of the Charleston, Satur
day night, for San Diego. It is not prob
able that she will be forced, as her ma
chinery is in bad shape, so' that it is ex
pected a full month will be occupied in
the homeward trip.
There Will Be No Trouble.
Chicago, June 15.—Captain Baldwin,
of the Fifteenth infantry, returned to
day from Pine Ridge, where he attended
a meeting of the commissioners sent to
make the dividing line between Rose
bud and Pine Ridge agencies. He says
there will be no friction, as the Ogallalas
will agree to have the line moved six
teen miles to its proper place.
Argentine Finances.
New Yobk, June 15.—According to a
cable received in this city today, gold in
Buenos Ayres has fallen to 380. This
puts it at a premium of 280. Within
the past month it has gone as high as
343 premium. National bank shares
are quoted at 27 and 28. All business is
at a standstill. People are waiting to
see what the new congress will do. It is
believed nothing can save the national
A Bloody Encounter on the Waters of the
Batoum, Russia, June 15.—A boat
containing five Russian soldiers last
night met a strange boat, manned by
pirates. The officers in command of the
soldiers ordered the pirates to lay to.
They answered with a volley which
killed four soldiers. The survivors
managed to pull ashore, and a boat man
ned by four soldiers was again sent out.
After two of them were killed and the
other two wounded, a third boat was
sent out, only to find that the pirates
had escaped. A gunboat has gone in
The Situation at Ottawa.
Ottawa, June 15.—The political situa
tion is still very mixed. Mr. Abbott
said tonight that nothing had been
done. A rumor is current outside, how
ever, that the old ministry will be prac
tically retained to enable the govern
ment to pull through the session. It in
understood Sir Hector Langevin and Sir
Adolph Caron may resign after the ses
Indians Making Trouble.
Cloquet, Minn., June 15. —Trouble on
the Fon dv Lac Indian reservation has
broken out afresh. Yesterday the In
dians destroyed McDavitt's dam on
Stonybrook. They also threaten to de
rail Duluth and Winnipeg trains and
tear up the tracks if that road hauls any
more cedar poles that are cut on the
reservation. A force of armed men left
for the scene of the trouble today.
The Men-of-War Thetis, Alert and Mohi
can Also Given Sailing Orders—The
Marion Soon to Follow.
Washington, June 15.—Secretary of
the Treasury Foster this afternoon tele
graphed Captain Hooper, of the revenue
steamer Corwin, at San Francisco, to
proceed with all possible dispatch to the
Pribyloff islands, with copies of the
president's proclamation for distribution
to interested parties, the commanders of
all United Statea and British war or
revenue vessels, and then proceed to en
force the provisions of the proclama
The following is a portion of the or
der : "Before sailing get orders from the
Commercial Company of San Francisco
for coal at Ounalaska. After two weeks'
cruising in the neighborhood of the
Pribyloff islands, rendezvous at Sand
point, Popoff island, one of the
hhumagin group, witb the Thetis and
Alert, and await there for further in
structions by the Marion. Furnish
a copy of the order to the commanding
officer of the Alert, and tell him to com
ply with it."
The commander of the Mohican is or
dered to proceed to Bering sea with all
dispatch to the vicinity of Pribyloff
islands, immediately on receipt of
printed copies of the president's proc
lamation. The Thetis will pro
ceed at once directly to Sand point,
Popoff, the favorite rendezvous of seal
ers to distribute copies of the proclama
tion to those found there. The Alert
will also promptly proceed to Alaskan
waters, and will be followed later on by
the Marion with any subsequent instruc
tions that may be framed.
More earthquake shock* have been
felt in Italy.
"Fritz" Emmett, the well-known
variety actor, is dead.
Immense damage has been done by
tbe Red River flood in Indian Territory.
At Philadelphia, 700 Hebrew and
Russian tailors struck Monday morning
The Irish land purchase bill pawed
third reading in the British commons,
225 to 96.
At Hartford, Conn., nine men v|ere
injured, of whom two may die, by 'the
falling of a Bcaffold.
The annual meeting of the supreme
councilof Federated Railway Employees
is in session in Chicago.
The emperor of China has ordered the
beheading of all persona implicated in
the recent riots and massacres.
The sixth annual convention of the
order of Railway Telegraphers of North
America is in session at St Louis.
Judge Coffey has appointed Mrs. Kate
C. Perry, grandmother of Florence
Blythe, guardian of the latter, with
bonds fixed at $6000.
The coroner's jury in the case of lizzie
Kreiss, shot at San Gregorio Sunday
by a boy named Albert Brown, rendered
a verdict of accidental death.
C. H. Edmondson, who was indicted
last fall by the grand jury at Hannibal,
Mo., for the bribery of weigh masterg at
the coal mines, has pleaded guilty to
two charges, and waa fined $200 tand
A New York tug boat ran into.and
sank a yacht. Frank Jenkins and Wm.
H. Hoban were drowned. A party of
eleven was on the yacht. They had
been on a pleasure trip up the Hudson
and were returning home when the ac
cident occurred. The pilot of the tug
has been arreated.
Warner Miller, president of the
Nicaragua Canal company, who in in
San Francisco, denies the charges of ex
travagance made against the officers, of
the company by B. C. Knight, at New
York, President Miller says Knight is
a discharged employee, and is no); a
stockholder in the company.
A riot occurred at an Italian dance at
Cayuga, N. V., Sunday night over a lAve
affair. Francisco Roffeilo was shot de*ad
by Luigi Vouto, who was himself Cut
with a stilletto, but he escaped to the
woods. One Italian was shot in the
knee and a number of others were cut
and clubbed in a serious manner.
Last year the Chicago city council
passed a bill requiring street railway
companies to heat their cars in cold
weather. A test case was brought which
Judge McConnell has just decided. He
holds the ordinance invalid, on the
ground that the council waa not clothed
with powei to impose such a burden.
ltlaek Sea.
A Fatal Collision on the
Southern Pacific.
Two Men Killed and a Number
Mail Clerk Spurgeon of Santa Ana
One of the Victims.
The State Controller Refuses to Sign
Warrants Against the World's
Fair Appropriation.
A'soclated Press Dispatches.
San Francisco, June 15.—The north
bound Los Angeles express, due in this
city at 11:15 this forenoon, collided with
a gravel train south of the switching
yards at Port Cceta shortly before 10
o'clock, with fatal consequences.
Tbe collision occurred on the single
track between Port Costa and Martinez,
near the coal bunkers of the Black Dia
mond Coal company. The Los Angeles
express was going toward the pier, and
the gravel train was carrying gravel for
the new San Ramon branch, running
toward Martinez. There is a double
curve in the road at this point. Evi
dently neither engineer saw the other
train approaching until just before the
collision. The engines came together
with a terrible crash; both were badly
damaged. The mail car of the express
train was smashed. No other cars of
the express train were damaged. Ten
flat cars were piled up.
William J. Jordan, a brake man of the
gravel train, Bitting in the cab with the
engineer, was pinned down by the en
gine and killed.
C. H. Spurgeon, a mail clerk, was
badly injured and died on the train on
the way to Oakland. The body was
taken to the Oakland morgue.
James Abbey, the engineer of the Los
Angeles express, had his hand injured.
His injury is slight.
Carl Partridge and W. A. Daggett,
mail clerks, were bruiaed and burned.
They were taken to San Franciaco.
Fireman E. J. Farley, of the express,
waa pinned under the debria, received a
bad scalp wound, bruises of the body
and internal injuries. He was brought
to Wolsey's hospital, in Oakland. He is
vomiting blood and is very severely
wounded, but may recover.
Fireman La Rue, of the gravel train,
waa badly burned "and bruised. He was
taken to hia home in Oakland. C. H.
Spurgeon, the dead mail clerk, was a
eon of tfite mayor of Santa Ana.
Division Superintendent Wilder saya
he does not know who ia to blame, but
the gravel train should have been held
at Port Costa until the express paased.
The gravel train had orders to wait at
Port Costa for the Southern overland.
Apparently supposing the overland
passed, the gravel train went on. Con
ductor Collins and Engineer Moore were
in charge of the gravel train.
The State Controller Sits Down on the
World's Fair Appropriation.
San Francisco, June 15.—State Con
troller Colgar has announced that he
will refuse to sign warranta granting
$300,000 to the California world's fair
commission, for a etate exhibit. He
bases his action on the provision of the
state constitution which says no money
should be appropriated for the benefit of
any association or institution not under
the exclusive control of the state. He
claims that the California world's fair
commission ia not exclusively under
state control, but looks to the national
commission for authority. The case
will be tested in the courts.
Powell's Fourth Trial.
Redwood City, Cal., June 15. —The
fourth trial of L. A. Powell, a dentist,
who shot and killed Ralph Smith, editor
of a local paper, several years ago, be
gan today before a jury which had been
obtained after the examination of 250
Comparatively little interest is taken
in the case, and only twenty spectators
were in the courtroom today. An inno
vation was made in the proceedings of
the trial this morning, in that after the
district attorney had finished the open
ing statement of the prosecution, tbe
defendant's attorney asked, and Was
granted, the privilege of making the
statement of the defense before the tak
ing of the testimony. Half a dozen wit
nesses were examined today.
The Walla Walla Lynchers.
Walla Walla, Wash., June 15.—The
superior court convened this morning.
The first case called waa the case against
the soldiers indicted for killing Hunt.
The defendants were brought into court,
when the judge announced that he was
ready to render a decision upon a mo
tion made by the defense to set aside
the indictment. He then read hia opin
ion, sustaining tbe motion of tbe de
fendants. The prosecuting attorney im
mediately filed information against the
soldiers, charging them with the killing
of Hunt. The soldiers were granted
until Tuesday morning to plead.
Portland Municipal Election.
Portland, Ore., June 15.—The firat
municipal election of consolidated Port
land was held today. Two tickets were
in the field—the "straight" Republican
and a "consolidation" ticket which was
composed of Republicans and Democrats
equally. Considerable scratching was
done. The voting waa ateady and quiet.
At midnight, the vote, aa far as count
ed, indicates that W. S. Mason, the citi
zens' candidate for mayor, ia elected by
200 majority. The entire citizena' ticket
is undoubtedly elected by about the
same majority.
A Burning Bark.
San Francisco, June 15.—The British
ship Clan MacFarlane, Captain Ran
kine, arrived today, 131 days from Ham
burg, and reports that on "the 13th inst.
she passed the French bark Valparaiso,
now due from the port of the same name,
which she left on April 13th. The latter
signalled that she was on fire, but how
badly she was damaged could not be
learned. Eugene Thomas & Co., the
consignees, state that she carried a cargo
of 1800 tons of coal.
The Prince of Wales the Co-Respondent
In a Divorce Suit.
~ London, June 15.—There is an uncon
firmed rumor that Lord Brooke, son
of the Earl of Warwick, has filed a peti
tion for divorce from his wife, on the
ground of adultery, the prince of Wales
being charged as co-respondent.
A Distillery Seized.
San Francisco, June 15.—The United
States revenue officers today seized
George Lang's distillery at Calistoga,
and also his wholesale establishment in
this city, for violation of the revenue
laws. Lang shipped back to Calistoga
from this city the stamped and marked
heads of empty barrels. At Calistoga
the heads were put in new barrels filled
With brandy and shipped back to San
Francisco. The distillery is valued at
120,000 and the wholesale house at $5000.
Sensational Shooting.
.Cincinnati, June 15.—A sensational
(hooting affair took place this afternoon
in a (inrist's establishment between
Charles W. White, a well known attor
ney, and J. P. Slough, his son-in-law.
Slough and his wife have separated and
he has made charges against her which
her father resents, and so when they
met both drew revolvers. Ten shots
were fired. White was fatally injured,
and Slough slightly wounded in the
band. , \
Depositors in the Soring Garden Bank
Will Bring Suit Against the Govern
ment—Attorney Read Censured.
PiiiLAOKLPHiA, June 15.—At a meet
ing of the Depositors' association of the
wrecked Spring Garden bank tonight a
resolution was adopted that some ar
rangements be made whereby suit may
be brought against the United States
government to recover the lost money,
"as the government ia mainly respon
sible for the loss, through the incapacity
of its sworn officials."
Another resolution was adopted, in
structing the secretary to ask President
Harrison to inquire into the conduct of
United States District Attorney Read,
in connection with the matter. The
resolution sets forth that warrants were
obtained for several officials and direc
tors which were not served.
■ Jn'regard to Comptroller Lacey's
itotement that Examiner Drew'B reports
*¥d not show the true condition of the
Keystone bank, Drew says he is confi
dent they gave as accurate a showing ac
could be made at the time.
At a meeting of the city council this
evening the report of Comptroller Lacey
was read.
The expert accountants who are at
work on Bardsley'a accounts with the
state have traced $445,000 that he stole
from the school appropriation, but the
result will not be made public until it
is sent to the investigating committee.
Shipments of fruit to the east from San
Jose, last week, amounted to 1,500,000
At San Diego the jury in the case of
A. D. Pearson, charged with the murder
of Alfred Hume, returned a verdict of
not guilty.
H. D. Owen, the newly-appointed
superintendent of immigration, has
qualified, and entered on the discharge
of his new duties.
A. D. Cooley and C. H. Anderson of
Cedar Rapids, lowa, and two young
ladies living at Rockford, lowa, were
drowned at the latter place Sunday
evening by the capsizing of a boat.
The water works building at Oakdale
burned down Monday morning: also a
planing mill connected with the build
ing, and all the machinery was de
stroyed. Loss, about $10,000; no in
At Ottawa, Minn., August Vogt made
a desperate effort to kill his wife, gash
ing her horribly with a hatchet. The
children ran for assistance, and while
they were absent Vogt hanged himself.
The woman may recover.
The seventh annual tournament of the
Western Sharpshooters' League of North
America closed at St. Louia Monday,
after the diatribution of $10,000 in
prizes. It was decided to hold the next
meeting at Omaha, in 1893.
A blacksmith shop on the ranch of
Henry Heckman, six miles south of
Oakdale, burned down. The fire was
communicated to an adjoining wheat
field, burning about twenty-five acres of
summer wheat. No insurance.
United States Inspector Dean is in
possession of information that there are
now 25,000 head of cattle on the Chero
kee strip, whence the cattlemen were
expelled last fell; also 15,000 head held
on the south bank of the Canadian
river awaiting for lower water.
At Uniontown, Pa., Alex. Boyd, a
stoiekeeper, was awakened by a noiie at
the door and fired through the panel,
killing hia aged grandmother who waa
up. This is his story, and as he beais a
bad reputation the authorities doubt it
and have placed him under arrest.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Oregon Improvement company the
following board was elected: W. H. Star
buck, C. A. Dolph, C. J. Smith, M. V.
B. Edgerly, F. H. Prince, E. V. Cary,
Henry Failing, C. H. Lewie, W. M.
Ladd, Joseph Simon and Jonathan Bour
ne, Jr.
Oakland's Pool-Rooni,Ordlnance.
Oakland, Cal., June 15. —The city
council attempted to pass the ordinance
licensing pool, rooms tonight, over the
mayor's veto. Councilman Wilkins
changed bis vote and Toted to sustain
the veto, and the necessary two-thirds
waa not obtained. The ordinance was
laid over for one week.
A suit with an artistic cut and fit,
first-class workmanship and linings, can
be had at H. A. Gets, 125 W. Third at.
Just to whet the appetite of the Bargain-hunters, we
have dressed, this week, a genuine Bargain Window in
Furnishing Goods. Here is a list of what the window
Seamless Sox for ioc ; worth 20c
Nightshirts for 50c ; worth 75c
Negligee Shirts for 50c ; worth 75c
Boys' Stockings for ioc ; worth 20c
Boys' Knee Pants for 25c ; worth 75c
Unlaundered White Shirts for 50c ; worth 75c
Neckties for 20c ; worth 35c
Goatskin Gloves for 4oc; worth 75c
Men's Underwear for 50c ; worth 75c
And many other articles which lack of space does not
permit us to mention.
Take our word for it, these are all genuine bargains
and trade stimulators.
Cor. Spring and Temple Streets.
$30 $35
We have Just Received a very Large Stock of the
Celebrated McGregor Scotch Suitings, in all the New
Colorings, which we are making up to order in the
popular Cutaway and Sack Suits, at the above prices.
These Goods are Handsome and Durable.
No. 113 South Spring Street, Adjoining Nadeau Hotel.
Tie Mutual Life Insurance tapy
Because it is the OLDEST active Life Insurance Company in the UNITED
STATES and has done the most good.
It is the LARGEST and STRONGEST company in THE WORLD. Its assets
exceeding one hundred and fifty millions of dollars.
It has paid in dividends alone over eighty-five millions of dollars; an amount
greater than the total dividends of the next two largest companies in the world.
It has paid more Cash surrender values to its retiring members than any
other company.
Its total payments to policy holders exceed the combined payments of the
next two largest companies in the world.
It has more Insurance in force in the United States than any other company,
and has more policies in force in the State of California than the next two largest
companies. >
From organization to January L 891, it has paid back in cash to its members
and now holds securely invested for future payment $451,370,159, OVER SIXTY
TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE than ever received from them, besides
paying all taxes and expenses for the past forty-eight years. A record not even
remotely approached by any other company.
It issues every legitimate contract connected with human life and its policies
are the most liberal and profitable known to underwriting.
For rates or description of the company's bonds, consols, and investment
securities, or life and endowment policies, address, giving date ot birth,
Southern Department, Pacific Coast Aokncv, Los Angeles, Calif.,
214 South Broadway. Telephone 28.
ALBERT D. THOMAS, Manager. GEO. A. DOBINSON, Local Acwrr.
" nations Wanted, Houses sad
Rooms to Rent, Bale NotJcee,
Business Chances and Profes
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