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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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.
THURSDAY MORNING. JUNE 18, 1801.—TEN PAGES.
Rumored Assassination of the
A Bullet Said to Have Ended
His Bloody Reign.
Another Chapter of Horrors from the
Consul Cortes Crooked Report to the
Authorities at Rome—Other
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
In New York this evening Haytian
Minister Price and the officials of the
steamship company denied that there
was any truth in the rumor.
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
His Crooked Report of the Crescent
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Switchmen Charge the Trainmen
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
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.
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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SOME OF THE REASONS WHY
Tie Mutual life Insurance Company
OF NEW YORK
IS THE BEST LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD,
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
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
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 oi birth,
Southern Department, Pacific Coast Agency, Loe Angeli*s, Calif.,
214 South Broadway. Telephone 28.
ALBERT D. THOMAS, Manager. GEO. A. DOBLNSON, Local Agent.
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