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ADVERTISE IN THE CLAB -slflod columns of The Herald, 3d Page; advertise ments there only cost Five Cents a line. VOL. 36.—N0. 61. A NARROW ESCAPE. The Close Call of a Burling ton Passenger Train. A Bridge Washed Out Just After It Crossed. Seven Minutes Later a Freig-ht Plunged Into the Abyss. The Coon River Wreck Due to a Mls ereant'a Act—A Deluge In Nebras ka— Numerous Washouts- Associated Press Dispatches. Council Bluffs, lowa, June 17. —The westbound Burlington passenger train had a marvelous escape this morning from a terrible disaster. Near Corning a cloudburst swelled a small stream known as Plum creek out of its banks. The passenger train, heavily laden with people, came along and crossed the bridge spanning the creek without mis hap. Seven minutes later a freight train following approached the bridge at a rapid rate of speed, when the en gineer discovered that the bridge had been washed away. He made every effort to stop, but did not succeed, and the engine and three cars went into the creek. Engineer Powers jumped just before the locomotive dropped, landed in twelve feet of water and came near being carried away by the torrent. a miscreant's work. Coon Rapids, la., June 17.—The wreck on the St. Paul, near here last night, was caused by an unknown miscreant placing a tie upon the trestle work just before reaching the bridge of the Coon river. The latest list shows two people killed outright, two fatally injured and a number painfully injured. A DELUGE IN NEBRASKA. Towns Flooded and Dangerous Wash outs on the Railroads. Omaha, June 17. —The heaviest rain known for years fell last night over this state. Along the line of the Burlington and Missouri road and in Southern Nebraska and In Kansas, several wash outs resulted, the most serious being in the vicinity of Orleans, Neb. Several washouts occurred on the branch line between Orleans and Oxford. On the Elkhorn valley road a bad washout occurred at Battle Creek, caused by a waterspout, and inundated the town, sweeping away several houses. All the people in danger were helped out in wagons, and no lives were lost. The town is half overflowed at present and the people have to go about in boats. It is thought the mill dam will go. Large damage has been done to crops. Several miles of track have been washed out, and bridges, which will delay trains for two days. At Oakdale the precipitation was five inches; cellars are flooded, sidewalks gone and it is still raining. At Hum phrey, Bartholomew Bogus, a farmer, was killed by lightning. At Palmer,the wife and grandmotherof Vaela L. Anton were struck by lightning and killed. A State Fair Circular. Sacramento, June 17. —The State Ag ricultural society will tomorrow issue a circular letter to the various counties and persons interested, calling for unus ual efforts this year in the way of coun ty exhibits at the stale fair. The society calls attention to the fact that Califor nia's agricultural interests are each year advancing, and to the necessity of mak ing public the agricultural possibilities of the individual counties. A Cowardly Act. San Francisco, June 17.—Peter Gal lagher, a boy 17 years old, saw James Ballinger, a contractor, beating a small boy with a heavy stick. Gallagher tried to make Ballinger stop, when the latter drew a pistol. Gallagher ran, and when about 100 feet away Ballinger fired, the bullet entering the boy's back and in flicting a serious wound. Ballinger has not yet been arrested. A.O.U.W. Discussions. Detroit, June 17. —At today's session of the Supreme lodge, A.0.U.W., there was a lively discussion over a resolution that in order to curtail expenses, the lodge should not meet again until June, 1893; and another providing that select knights be obliged to discontinue using the letters A.O.U.W. Both were finally referred to committees. Life Underwriters. Detroit, Mich., June 17.— The second annual meeting of the national associa tion of life underwriters began here to day. The executive committee, in its report, proposes a bureau of information which it is said means the establishing of a system of black listing agents whose methods are considered unpro fessional. Homucopathlc Convention. Atlantic City, N. J. June 17. —At to day's session of the homceophaticconven tion a number of essays and discussions occupied the time. A paper on Homoeo pathies and Therapeutics, prepared by Drs. Lilienthal, of San Francisco, and Cowperthwaite, of lowa City, lowa, was one of the features of the session. Lynchers' Trial Begun. Walla Walla, Wash., June 17.—< The trial of the seven soldiers charged with the killing of A. J. Hunt April 24th be gan in the superior court today. Six of the soldiers will be tried together. Patrick McMenamon has been granted a separate trial. A jury was secured this afternoon. A Cyclone In Oklahoma. Arkansas City, Ark., June 17.—A cy clone in the southern portion of Beaver county, Oklahoma, did much damage to property and crops. Several houses were wrecked. One family escaped by jumping into a well and others had close calls, but nobody was injured. Crazed by the Heat. New York, June 17.—Serapio Scrapa, a prosperous tobacco merchant, com LOS ANGELES HERALD. mitted suicide this afternoon in his place of business by shooting himself. His mind had become unbalanced from the effects of the heat. A STOCKTON SENSATION. Editor Colnon Knocked Down by Super vison Orunsky. Stockton, June 17. —The sensation of the day here was a meeting between Supervisor Otto Grunsky and E. L. Col non, editor of the Mail, in which the newspaper man was knocked down by the angry official with a well directed blow on the jaw. The trouble arose over a brass sign which Colnon had placed in a corner of the new sidewalk around the court house square. He claimed to have had permission from three supervisors to lay the letters, but yesterday the board by unanimous vote ordeied the contractor to complete the work according to the contract. Reference to the matter was made in last evening's paper. Mr. Grunsky said it was not fair to him, and when the men met today, after a few words the supervisor's arm went straight out and the editor fell flat on the side walk. When Colnon got up Grunsky handed him his hat and cane, and the trouble was at an end. The newspaper man weighs more than 200 and is clever with Lis hands, but Grunsky who weighs about 140 pounds was too quick for him. New Orleans, June 17.—Ferdinand A imaul, the attorney, was tried today for attempting to bribe Leon Burthe, a tales-juror in tbe Hennessey case. After four hours there was no prospect for an agreement, and a mistrial was en tered. FORESTALLING FORSYTH ILLINOIS HORTICULTURISTS RAIS ING A HOWL. They Are Determined That California Shall Not Have Its Dues—The Fresno Man's Fate Somewhat Dubious. Chicago, June 17. —At today's meet ing of the local world's fair directory's executive committee, the director-gen eral's recommendation of the appoint ment of Commissioner Forsyth as chief of the department of horticulture, was read. The matter of salary was re ferred to the finance committee, and the personnel to the committee on agri culture, with instructions to report at the next meeting of the board of direct ors. Friday. A memorial was presented to the lo cal directory this evening signed by J. C. Vaughan, representing a meeting of horticulturists held today, at which the Illinois state board of agriculture was represented, and resolutions were adopt ed protesting against the confirmation of Forsyth as chief of the horticultural bu reau, saying he in no sense represents American horticulture; also protesting against the present classification which has been indorsed by the na tional commission, and saying this classification, giving eight separate classes for wines and brandies alone, with but four to horticulturists proper, is unfair and unsatisfactory to the horticulturists of the country. It was therefore resolved that "in the event of the confirmation of Forsyth, or any other non-representative man, and especiallj'one pledged to this unjust clas sification, we are without hope of mak ing in the main building a representative exhibit of American horticulture, and will use our influence in every poseible manner to confine these exhibits to our state buildings, and will invite our sister states to do likewise, as we cannot and will not destroy the prospects for an enthusiastic exhibition by indorsing a man and a classification which con nects horticulture with and makes it subordinate to a display of wines and brandies. We are pledged to no candi date, and ask simply that competency of the chief be questioned." PROMINENT PERSONS. Notes Concerning tho Health, Etc., of People Known to Fame. Ex-Governor Harrison Luddington, of Wisconsin, is dead. Ex-Senator Joseph E. McDonald, of Indiana, is steadily failing, and the physicians have abandoned all hope of hia recovery. Ex-Congressman Grosvenor, of Ohio, has been appointed agent of the treas ury department to visit Europe in the interest of the world's Columbian expo sition. H. J. Schulties, of the District of Col umbia, has been appointed an additional member of the immigration commission, which is to visit Europe to investigate immigration affairs: He was appointed as a representative of the Federation of Labor. President Harrison has been working unusually hard since his return from the Pacific coast, and is thoroughly tired out. He will accompany Mrs. Harrison and his grandchildren to Cape May today. A special from Augusta, Maine, says Mr. Blame's health is rapidly improving. He drives out and frequently holds con ferences by wire with the president at Washington. One of these conferences preceded the signing of the sealing agree ment. Ex-Judge Seneca Smith of Portland, Oregon, and Miss Sue Southworth were married at Woodstock, 111., yesterday, Pan-American Transportation Co. Mobile, Ala., June 17.—The Pan- American Transportation company has opened books of subscription here ac cording to its charter. Among the di rectors are Howell Jones, of Topeka, Kansas; A. P. Chamberlain, of Dcs Moines, Iowa; George I. Gray, J. R. Clark and F. C. R. Rnttan, of Chicago, and W. O. Gulp, of Davenport, lowa. Clark was elected president; Ruttan, vice-presi dent; F.L.Dane, secretary, and W. 0. Culp, treasurer. The capital stock is $10,000,000, with the privilege of increasing it to $100,000,000. One million has already been sub scribed. President Clark'says it is the intention of the company to place stock on the market and at once prepare bids under the call of the postmaster-general for the establishment of a postal sub sidy line of steamers. A Mistrial. THURSDAY MORNING. JUNE 18, 1801.—TEN PAGES. HIPPOLYTE KILLED. Rumored Assassination of the Dusky Tyrant. A Bullet Said to Have Ended His Bloody Reign. Another Chapter of Horrors from the Black Republic. Consul Cortes Crooked Report to the Authorities at Rome—Other Foreign News. Assocfatod Press Dispatches. New York, June 17. —The Atlas line passenger steamer Alvo, which arrived from Haytian ports this morning, brought news of continued outbreaks and wholesale slaughter of political prisoners in all parts of the island. The Alvo aIBO brought news of the rumored shooting of President Hippolyte. This rumor was being freely circulated in Jacmel and the outlying towns from Port-au-Prince when the Alvo left the former port on June oth. The rumor could not be confirmed by the people on the Alvo before she left Jacmel, but it was discredited. The populace of Jacmel was in a fever oi excitement over what they termed an outrageous murder that had occurred the day before. When the news of the slaughter at Port-au-Prince reached Jacmel, many citizens violently de nounced Hippolyte's deed. Six of them were arrested and word sent to Hippo lyte. A squad of soldiers came back the next morning, took out the six unfor tunates and shot them to death in the public square in the presence of their friendß and relatives. After leaving Jacmel the Alva touched at Navassa island, and there again heard the rumor of Hippolyte's assassination. The steamer Kearearge was also met there, her commander having heard the news and being on the way to Port au-Prince. In New York this evening Haytian Minister Price and the officials of the steamship company denied that there was any truth in the rumor. AUSTRIAN POLITICS. The Imperial Party Co-operating Wlta the German Liberals. Vienna, June 17.—During the budget debate in the reichsrath, Premier Taafe made an important speech, announcing that the government had decided to ac cept the support of the German Liberal party for carrying into effect the pro gramme announced in the speech from the throne. The government, he said, would act all things in accordance with that party. The speech, which was un doubtedly inspired by the emperor, pro duced a profound impression, and tl»» old opposition party broke out into loud applause. The German Liberal strength in the reichsrath is 110 out of a total of 350. A new minority will be formed by the addition of sixty Poles and thirty moderate Conservatives. CONSUL CORTR. His Crooked Report of the Crescent City AfTalr. Rome, June 17. —Signor Corte, late Italian consul at New Orleans, in his re port on the lynching there, says the vic tims belonged to no particular society, but were murdered simply because they were Italians and competitors in the market; furthermore, that after the lynching he and his secretary barricaded themselves in the consulate. The lynch ers were only prevented from attacking the consulate by the intervention of in fluential citizens. A DESTRUCTIVE WATERSPOUT. Many People Killed and Injured at San Luis Potosi, Mexico. City of Mexico, June 17. —A water spout fell Sunday on the mountains in which are situated theConcepcion silver mines in San Luis Potosi. Many per sons were killed, a large number were wounded, much property was destroyed, and the mine badly damaged. Tbe latest telegrams place the number of bodies recovered at twenty-three. So far thirty persons are known to have been hurt. Work at the Concepcion mines is entirely suspended. FOREIGN FLASHES. Brief Mention of Current Happening* in the Old World. The number of dead in the Basle dis aster has reached 150. Parnell has been ordered to pay the Bum of JE3500 as costs in the O'Shea di vorce suit. The Radicals in the Italian chamber of deputies are starting agitation for the abolition of the duty on corn. It is probable that the duties on wheat will be reduced. The Portuguese minister of finance proposes the adoption of a gold and sil ver standard', the raising of tne import duty on alcohol, and suggests depart mental reforms for reducing expendi tures. Emm Pasha, on behalf of Germany, has concluded treaties with the five sul tans in the Victoria Nyanza district, and has concluded an agreement with the British company's agent in relation to the navigation of Victoria Nyanza. The London Press association states that the total amount of mo.icy col lected for the Irish plan of campaign was $600,000, of which $450,000 has been expended and $15,000 is missing, which was obtained through a forged draft. Libel action has been brought by Par nell's secretary, Campbell, against the Cork Herald for stating that while other members of parliament were attending to their duties Campbell was hiring houses for immoral purposes for Parnell in Dublin. The sensational breach of promise case of Miss Wiedemann against Robert Horace Walpole, for seduction, in which the lady asked for $100,000, and which was in the London courts for a year or more, has been decided, with a verdict of £1500 for plaintiff. Steamer Passenger! Injured. Liverpool, June 17.—Just before the steamer City of Chicago sailed for New York today, a rocket, lired for n test, flew out among the cabin paavcaffera, so seriously injuring two of tliem that they had to be placed in the hospital. FEDERATED RAILROADERS. The Switchmen Charge the Trainmen With Conspiracy. Chicago, June 17.—The supreme coun cil of the Federation of Railway em ployees adjourned its annual meeting today to meet next week at Terre Haute. This was made necessary by the Northwestern controversy unex pectedly overshadowing all other mat ters. It took the form of charges brought against the Brotherhood of Railway trainmen for conspiracy with theofficials of the Northwestern road against the switchmen. Some of the switchmen go so far as to assert that any action ad verse to them may result in the with drawal from the federation of more than one order that would join with the switchmen in forming a new organiza tion. The council turned the matter over to a committee for consideration until the next meeting. British Warships Ordered North. Victobia, B. C, June 17.—Captain Turner, of H. M. S. Nymphe, today re ceived a telegram instructing him to proceed north and there to carry out his instructions, which are understood to be of the same character as those given to the United States cutters. H. M. S. Porpoise, now on the Asiatic station, has been ordered to the same place. The Nymphe's orders are for a three months' cruise, and she will be ready to sail in about ten days. It is also be lieved that the warship Pheasant will go north on the same mission. FAMINE PRICES IN CHILE NO IMPROVKMENT IN THE SITUA TION AT IQTJIQTJE. • The Insurgent Provinces Looking to Cali fornia for Their Supplies—lmport Du ties Raised by Balmaceda. Iqukji:e, June 17. —The demand for provisions keeps prices up in spite of the recent heavy importations from San Francisco. Balmaceda has prohibited •shipments from the south to portß held by the congressionalists, thus necessit ating the importation of flour and pro visions from elsewhere for the ports north of Coquimbo. The merchants naturally are looking to California to keep up the supply. Washington, June 17.—The congress of Chile has passed an act prohibiting hereafter all export dues, and storage charges must be paid in gold or silver. This decree had the effect of enhancing the prices of all imported goods, and it is stated that the increase has been gen erally from 125 to 150 per cent. The government of Chile has awarded $150,000 prize mouev to the commanders of tbe Lynch and and Condell, the cruisers that blew up the Blanco not long ago. A Shooter's Two Victims. Pendleton, Ore., June 17.—Word was received here from Monument, Grant county, of a double murder which oc curred there several days ago. A man named Churchill, who owns a black smith shop at Monument, quarreled with his employer. Churchill drew his revolver and shot the man dead. Church ill then mounted a horse and made his escape. At the head of Rhea creek, in Morrow county, he shot and mortally wounded a German whom he met, pre sumably thinking he was a member of a posse in pursuit of him. A Misleading Report. New York, June 17.—The report tele graphed last night announcing the dis solution of the New York Equitable Life Insurance company, should have read New York Equitable Fire Insurance company. Much misapprehension hav ing arisen in consequence of the report, it is proper to say that it had no refer ence to the Equitable Assurance Society of the United Stateß, of which Henry B. Hyde is president, and which is repre sented to be financially one of the strongest institutions in the world. French Unmanliness. Gloucester, Mass., June 17. — The captain oi the schooner Rowe, just arrived, says at the bay of St. George, he found British and French warships guarding the fisheries. While the En glish man-of-war remained American fishermen were permitted to buy wnat bait they desired. After the English man left the port, however, the French commander ordered all Americans out of the harbor. FATHER MAC ARAN. His Many Friends Substantially Re member Him Last Evening. At the residence of the bishop, ad joining the cathedral, on Second street, last evening there was a gathering of the friends of the young priest, Rev. Father Patrick F. Mac Aran. The as sembly was for the purpose of present ing the reverend gentleman with a sub stantial testimonial of the apprecia tion of his many friends, in the shape of a well filled purse. Father Mac Aran seems to have imbibed the missionary spirit of the good Franciscans, for, during his nine months in Los Angeles he has shown himself a faithful and zealous priest. He enjoys a local reputation as an elo quent expounder of the gospel, and is considered to be one of the best preach ers in the diocese. There is certainly a glorious field be fore the young priest, and there can be no better proof of his usefulness than the position which he holds at the Cathedral. He is the first assistant to the Very Rev. Joachim Adam, V. G. Those who have had the pleasure of hearing the gifted gentleman are satis fied that nothing but an early return to this city will gratify his many friends and admirers. He leaves next Tuesday for his home in the east, and will be absent about two months. 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