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-aiflcd columns of Tn» Herald, 3d Page; advertise ments there only cost Five Cents a line. VOL. 36.—N0. 63. STORM SWEPT STATES A Terrible Rain Storm in the Illinois Valley. Houses Washed Away and Sev eral Fatalities. The Village of Utlca Devastated by a Cloudburst. A Terrific Electric Storm In New Jersey. Another Severe Deluge In . Nebraska. Associated Press Dispatches. Peoria, 111., June 18.—A terrible rain storm swept through the Illinois river valley last night, doing great damage to crops, gardens and farms. In Hilton, across the river from here, a number of houses were washed from their founda tions, and the people fled in their night clothes to the railroad grade and the hills. At Farmdale, seven miles east, the water rose in the houses to the depth of three feet. Herds of cattle and horses and many hogs and chickens were swept away, and crops for a large district were badly rained. The only fatality reported wa6 in Copperas creek valley, in Fulton county. When the flood washed down the valley, a farmer named Gray be came alarmed and taking his three boys aged 12, 8 and 5. he started for the hills. His wife refused to leave the house, tak ing refuge on the roof. When.Gray was half way cross the valley, a floating log struck and partially stunned him. The three boys were drowned and Gray narrowly escaped. His wife was res cued this afternoon. The damage to railroads, bridges, etc., will be very heavy. A DEVASTATING CLOUDBURST. Ottawa, 111., June 18.—TJtica, 111., a busy little cement and brick manufac turing town, was almost devastated by a cloudburst today. Shortly after noon the clouds broke north of town over a high bluff and a flood poured through the valley. The water was six feet deep in town. Outbuildings were carried away and residences andybusiness build ings badly damaged. Fortunately there were no fatalities, but the pecuniary damage will amount to many thousands of dollars. A TERRIBLE RAINSTORM IN NEBRASKA. Lincoln, Neb., June 18.—A terrible rainstorm is reported from Neleigb, Neb., much damage being done and one man drowned. At Tilden three young children were drowned while trying to cross a ravine on the way from school. DEVASTATION IX NEW JERSEY. Paterhon, N. J., June 18. —A terrific wind, hail and electric storm struck the village of Hawthorne yesterday, causing great damage. Crops in all directions were mowed down, and many buildings badly damaged. The loss is heavy. NICARAGUA CANAL PROMOTERS. Annual Meeting or the Several Com panies at Denver. Denver, June 18.—The annual meet ing of the Nicaragua Canal Construction company was held today at the office of the company in this city. The follow ing directors were elected for the ensu ing year: Warner Miller and Samuel Thomas, of New York; Stuyvesant Fish, of Chicago, president of the Illinois Cen tral railway ; W. Steward Webb, of New York, president of the Wagner Palace Car company ; Smith M. Weed. Platts burg, N. V.; N. K. Fairbanks, Chicago; George W. Davis of New York,- general manager of the company; J. T. O'Shanghneesy. New York ; H. B. Slavin. president of the American Con struction and Dredging company; J. W. Miller, secretary of the company; Henry B. R. Hoyt, New York; Henry A. Parr, Baltimore; Gordon McDonell, New York. The annual meeting of the Nicaragua Mail Steam Navigation and Trading company was held, and the following officers " were elected unanimously: Albert 0. Cheeney, Samuel C. Miller, Alexander T. Mason, Warner Miller and George W. Davis. FUNNY FELLOWS. The Philadelphia Clover Clab Enter- tallied by Festive Chlcagoans. Chicago, June 18.— Tbe famous Clover club of Philadelphia was the guest of the newly formed body of similarly fes tive Chicagoans known as the Fellow ship club. Besides the clubmen there were a number of distinguished guests, and thegatheiing promptly set out to break the record for the kind of fun that has made the Clover club famous. Henry Watterson, Mayor Washburne and Sol Smith Russell had at midnight accomplished the feat of finishing their speeches, and other well known gentle men were being singled out to run the gauntlet of the merciless fun makers. SOUTH PACIFIC SQUADRON. The Baltimore and San Francisco Leave Iqnlque. Iquiciue, June 18.—The American cruisers Baltimore and San Francisco left today. The Baltimore goes to Cal lao, and "the San Francisco will cruise between Iquique and Arica. Admiral McCann addressed a note to Sefior Er raqueriz, minister of foreign affairs, thanking him for courtesy and kindness shown the American squadron by the junta during its stay here, and express ing the hope that the trouble will soon reach an honorable termination. Transcontinental Association. Chicago, June 18.—The passenger department of the Transcontinental association is in session here, settling the question of dividing competitive traffic on a percentage basis. The freight department also met today, and decided to charge full tariff rates for the transportation of world's fair exhibits to Chicago, but to return property after the close of the exposition free. Corrigau at al- Indicted. Chicago, June 18.— E. J. Corrigan, John Brenock and Isaao G. Lansing, tbe proprietors of the new West Side race track, were indicted by the grand jury LOS ANGELES HERALD. today, for selling liquor on the grounds without license. This is the latest phase of the trustees of the town of Haw thorne to enforce the prohibition or dinance. PRUSSIAN FINANCES. The Government Warned that It Must Practice Economy. Berlin, June 18. —In the Prussian diet today Herr Miquel, imperial minister of finance, presented a statement the sub stance of which is: The final accounts of the current financial year give warning that the government must exercise caution, for although these accounts showed a probable sur plus of 13,600,000 marks the whole of this sum would soon disappear in in creasing expenditures. He added: "We have left our fairest year behind us. Prussia's greatness lies in the prosperity of her finances, and this can only be obtained by econ omy." The improvements which have just been made, and others which are still in progress, in connection with the rail road system of the country, were, said the minister of finance, the chief current outlay, and they show increased expenditures amounting to 02,000,000 marks over the estimates. Premlar Abbott's Inaugural. Ottawa, June 18. —A caucus of Con servative members was held today, tbe main object being the introduction of Premier Abbott. He was well received and his inaugural address met with warm applause. Fight Postponed. San Francisco, June 18.—The Cali fornia Athletic club tonight postponed the fight between Billy Maber and Billy Mahan from June 23d to June 28th, on account of Maber's illness. A QUADRANGULAR DUEL. WHAT A SHIP'S MATE WITNESSED IN THE WEST INDIES. Four Coolies Settled a Feud Among Them selves by Literally Carving Each Other to Pieces —A Horrible Sight. New York, June 18.—Chief Mate Lowell,of the steamship South Portland, from Jamaica ports, tells a story of a horrible right that he witnessed at Port Marie. Four coolies, all natives of the town, had become involved in a bitter cud and decided to fight to the death. A square enclosure was roped off, and at each corner stood one of the men. They were stripped to the waist, and each man grasped in his right hand a knife with a blade seven inches long. For a moment the men stood glaring at each other. Then the word was given and the fight began. It waa a case of every man for himself with a vengeance. Lowell says, without any exception it was the most fearful fight he ever saw. In Aye minutes it was all over. When the police arrived, three bodies, hacked almost beyond recognition, lay inside the ropes. The fourth man was so crazed by his wounds that before the police could lay nands on him, he drove his own knife through his heart. W IKK WAIFS. Calmann Levy, the French publisher, is dead. The presidential party arrived at Cape May Thursday afternoon. Governor Pattison,. of Pennsylvania, has vetoed the compulsory education bill. Colonel John Lee, a member of the Indiana world's fair commission, is dead. The Oregon Railway and Navigation company has declared its regular quar terly dividend of l)a per cent., payable July Ist. Bernard Glaudi, convicted at New Or leans of attempting to bribe a tales juror, has been sentenced to one year at hard labor. The defense in the King murder case, at Memphis, Term., is making a strenu ous effort to establish insanity. The French chamber of deputies has fixed July 10th as the day on which the reduction of the corn duties will take effect. ■ Jedro Monte, who is commissioned to obtain the recognition of the Chilean insurgent's cause from Mexico, is also accredited to the United States. In the United States court at Leaven worth, 'Kan., Judge Riner sentenced Charles Benson to be hanged November Sth next, for the murder of Mrs. Mett mau. Many more bodies have been recover ed at the scene of Sunday 's railroad dis aster near Moenchenstein, Switzerland. Some are headless, and others are with out arms or legs. A special dispatch from Guatemala says a plan has been discovered to annex Guatemala to the United States. Some of the most prominent officials and principal coffee planters are concerned. The president has recognized Vladi mir Artzimovitch as consul of Russia at San Francisco, and Th. I. O'Connor as consul for Belgium at Portland, for Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Mon tana. The wholesale millinery firm of John McLean & Co.. of Montreal, Canada, de cided to go into liquidation, but expect to pay dollar for dollar. The principal creditors are foreign; liabilities, about $125,000. In Palo Pinto county, Texas, Captain Perkins, a prominent farmer, settled a feud between himself and his neigh bor, William Dow, by lying in wait with a shotgun, killing Dow and mortally wounding Dow's 4-year-old son. A peculiar disease has appeared among the Hungarians in the Pennsyl vania coal regions, greatly resembling the terrible "black leg" malady which some years ago infested Europe. There are 200 cases in the Westmoreland re gion, and it is spreading. While several small girls were wading barefooted in the river near Parkers ford, Pa., Frank Bixby came along and said he would teach them to swim. He seized two girls, one under each arm. and waded out into the water beyond his depth. One of the girls escaped,but Bixby and Jennie Kneer, aged 10, sank, and both were drowned. It is thought Bixby was intoxicated. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 19, 1891.—TEN PAGES. PORT COSTA WRECK. The Coroner's Jury Fixes the Responsibility. Conductor Collins and Engineer Moore Culpable. The Two Unhappy Trainmen Frankly Father the Fault. Trial of the Walla Walla Lynchers—Hale Convicted of the Murder of Mr*. McDowell. Associated Press Dispatches. Port Cost a, Cal., June 18.—The cor oner held an inquest on the remains of William J. Jordan, the brakeman killed last Monday in the railroad accident here. Engineer Moore, of the gravel train which collided with the passenger train, testified that he knew that the passen ger train was due at Port Costa at 9:40 o'clock. He was oiling the engine, and heard a train go by on the other side. He supposed it was the passenger train. He saw the switch open, and receiving a signal from the conductor, started out. Jordan must have opened the switch on his own responsibility. Conductor Collins testified that he waved his handj to the engineer, mean ing to signal that they were all right. The engineer then pulled out. Tbere were two wa*tch towers in the yard, but they were closed some time ago. If a man had been in one of them he would have seen the passenger train and stopped the gravel train. Both Conductor Collins and Engineer Moore honeitly and frankly admitted that it was their fault, and each one while testifying hroke down and their remorse was pitiful to witness. The coroner's jury brought in a ver dict that Brakeman Jordan came to his death through the gross negligence of Conductor Collins and Engineer Moore. Coroner Everts, of Alameda county, gave a certificate of the death of Charles H. Spurgeon, who died at Pinole, Con tra Costa county, and Coroner Curry, of Contra Costa county, has wired the health officer at. Santa Ana not to bury the body of Spurgeon, as an inquest is now being held at Contra Costa as to the cause of his death. Coroner Curry notified Coroner Everts to return tbe body of Spurgeon to Contra Costa county. Coroner Curry will take imme diate steps to see that the engineer and conductor remain in Contra Costa county and stand trial as per the verdict. Santa Ana, Cal., June 18.—Thefnrior»l of Charles H. Spurgeon, one of the Con tra Costa victims of last Monday, was largely attended today. HUNT'S LYNCHERS. Trial of Six Soldiers at Walla Walla for Murder. Walla Walla, Wash., June 18.—The examination of witnesses was begun to day in the trial of Privates Evans, Muel lar, Cutter and Clinton, Charles Trum power and Joseph Trumpower, the six soldiers charged with the murder of A. J. Hunt April 24. Several witnesses were on the stand and detailed the cir cumstances of the killing. The most important witness was Sher iff McFarland. When asked by the prosecuting attorney if he recognized any of the defendants as being present at the time Hunt was killed, the sheriff replied that he recognized all the de fendants as being among the number who lynched Hunt. At the time he served the subpoenas upon the six de fendants, who were examined as witnesses by the grand jury, he did not know their names. The grand jury gave him a list of the names to subpoena from the garrison, when he recognized the men and he told the district attorney his suspicions that they had been in the mob. The first man he recognized was Charles Trum power. At the inquest he did not re member that he was asked if he could identify any of the Boldiers. At the conclusion of Sheriff McFar land's testimony, the state rested its case. Private Evans, one of the de fendants, was called and testified that on the night of the lynching he was at his quarters playing cards, and that he did not go to town that night. He did not hear of the lynching till the next day. Sergeant Schumacher testified that he saw Evans in the library at the quarters playing cards between the hours of 7 and 9p. m. Twelve other privates testified that they saw Evans in the library playing cards between 8 and 9 on the night of the lynching. NEWS FROM ALASKA. Lieutenant Robinson and Four Men of the Cutter Bear Drowned. Victoria, B. C, June 18. — The steamer Queen, which arrived from Sitka this evening, reports that the revenue cutter Bear had reached Sitka from Icy bay, bringing news of the drowning of Lieutenant Robinson and four of the crew of the Bear, and A. C. Moore, of the Russell party. The drowning occurred while the boat was trying to make a landing in Icy bay with the Russell Mt. St. Elias party. The Bear left Sitka, June 14th, for Ber ing sea. Hale Convicted. Merced, Cal., June 18.— E. F. Hale was convicted this afternoon of muider in the first degree, with the penalty fixed at imprisonment for life, for the murder of Mrs. Lottie McDowell on January Bth last. At a few moments after 12, the jury retired. There was considerable excite ment in town on account of the verdict in the late Olsen murder case, and much anxiety was expressed by the crowds of people in and about the court house, but they had not long to wait. At 2:30 the sheriff was informed that a verdict had been agreed upon, and a few moments tater the courtroom was crowded. When the jury came in the foreman announced the verdict as above stated. Pursuit Abandoned. San Francisco, June 18, —A Chroni cle special from Tombstone, Ariz., says: Advices from Sonora convey the infor mation that Mexican cavalry pursued the Apaches who killed Ketchum and committed other depredations recently, and followed the Indians 200 miles without sighting them, though they re covered Ketchum's horse. The pursuit has been abandoned. AN AVALANCHE OF WATER. The Disastrous Break of an Artificial Lake In the Tyrol. Vienna, June 18.—An artificial lake, 1000 feet long, 350 feet wide and eighty feet deep, formed by the Martell glacier behind the Zufallfarner mountain in the Tyrol, burst its confines today, and flooded the valley. The huge volume of escaping water caused a shock like an earthquake to the surrounding country and made a deafening noise. As the inhabitants had anticipated tbe ac cident, and had made preparations, it is hoped no fatalities were caused, but re ports from many villages which have been inundated are anxiously awaited. Mucn property has been destroyed. The bursting of the lake was due to the soft ening of the glacier, which is 1200 feet in thickness. SEAMEN STRIKE. The Hounslow Trying to Ship a Non- Union Crew at San Diego. San Dieoo, Cal., June 18.—Today the crew of the big English iron steawer Hounslow struck for an increase of pay from $30 to $46 per month. The captain refused and called on the chief of police for protection whiie shipping a non union crew, which the union men threaten to resist. The boat finished discharging coal today and went into the stream preparatory to taking a non union crew ana start for Nanaimo. The strikers and 'longshoremen have closely infested the vessel to prevent the ship ping of new men. CHILD LABOR ABOLISHED A LIBERAL VICTORY IN THK BRIT- ISH COMMONS. Children Under 11 Years of Age Not to Work In Factories—A Humiliating Re buff for the Government. London, June 18. —The debate in the commons today was on the factory bill. The amendment of Buxton (Liberal) to prohibit children under 11 years of age from working, was adopted by a vote of 202 to 186. The government was thus defeated. The majority included a few Conservative members. Buxton's amendment will affect 160,000 to 200,000 children in the kingdom now employed in the manufacturing districts as half-timers. It is a philanthropic reform, and was opposed by the bulk of the operatives who benefit by the labor of their offonring. Tbe Liberals argued that tho abolishing of child labor would plwvide more work ior adults. Morley challenged the government to say whether they opposed Buxton's amend ment or not, whereupon Home Secre tary Matthews intimated that the gov ernment would not accept the amend ment. The object of the clause might still be deieated by an amendment, but it is expected that the government will accept the situation. Lord Hartington, Sir Henry James and a few other dissenters, voted with the minority, while Chamberlain and the bulk of the dissenters voted with the majority. The News, commenting upon the matter, says: "The blow is both dam aging and ignominious, and not even the resignation of Home Secretary Mat thews will Bave the government from discredit and disgrace." The Chronicle says: "Truly Secretary Matthews is a costly luxury to the state. The debate of the government will seri ously damage the prospects of every Unionist candidate in the next general election." The Times says: "We cannot pre tend to regret that the Buxton amend ment carried. Nevertheless the un pleasant rebuff of ministers was incurred by an attitude of unnecessary in judiciousness and not altogether straightforward. The rejection of the amendment after our action at the Berlin conference, would have exposed us to the odium of the world as a nation of Pharisees." The Standard says: "It is a pity Mat thews refused to allow the government supporters freedom to vote as they pleased." A Foroed Loan for Chile. Washington, June 18.—Official mails from Chile state that the house of depu ties has passed a bill authorizing the president to levy a forced loan of $20, --000,000 to carry on the war. The meas ure has not yet passed the senate. Un der authority of congress all the gold and silver in the treasury oi Chile, com posing what is known as the metallic reserve, was sold at auction. . The Kaiser'a Desire. Berlin, June 18. —At the emperor's garden party today, the emperor con versed much with Puttkamer, and the latter stated to another guest that the emperor unfolded a desire for the re tuvenesence of the upper house of the 'russian diet. Kipling Traveling; in Cos;. New York, June 18.—Rudyard Kip ling arrived in New York on the City of Paris, yesterday. He is traveling in cognito as his health does not permit him to see many visitors who would like to call upon him. A Crossing Fatality. Xenia, 0., June 18.—George Thomp son and Miss Bell attempted to cross the Pan Handle tracks ahead of a passenger train at Wilberforce this morning. Thompson was instantly killed and Miss Bell fatally injured. Herr Most to Be Resentenced. 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