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A PITCHED BATTLE.
Tennesseeans Engage in a
Knives, Sticks and Stones Pro-
Half a Dozen of the Participants
A Deadly Fusllade at a Colored Picnic.
A limiting Party Drowned on
the Ohio—General News
Associated Press Dispatches.
Lbwisburo, Term., June 25.—A fight
on Sunday between some of the mem
bers of the Farmer and Taylor families,
living near Cochane, resulted in old
Farmer swearing out a warrant for John
Taylor. The trial took place yesterday
and the relatives of both parties were
there, including old man Nix, his
son-in-law, Fount McConnell and
Q. T. Largen, and two boys, D. Thrasher
and Walter Alexander. The other side
consisted of Jim Taylor and sons, Tom,
Bud and Bine and a boy. The suit was
satisfactorily settled and all were start
ing home when hot words between Nix
and John Taylor resulted in Nix shooting
Taylor. The latter drew a knife and
cut Nix in several places. The relatives
of both parties were soon on the ground
and a regular pitched battle en
sued in which stones, knives,
sticks and pistols were used.
John Taylor, Tom Taylor and Bine
Taylor were fatally wounded. McCon
nell, Largen and six others were serious
ly wourded. Miss Nora Alexander, who
ran up to quiet her brother, was pain
THK ALTON ROAD OUT
And the Western Passenger Association
Chicago, June 25.—Disputes between
Chairman Finley, of the Western Pas
senger association, and the Chicago and
Alton railroad culminated today in a
ruling which will probably disrupt the
association. The Alton some time ago
reduced the St. Louis rate to meet secret
cuts. After some consideration Finley or
dered all the lines to restore the rates,
but the Alton, asserting that the others
were not acting in good faith, refused,
and Finley fined the company $500,
which they declined to pay. Then the
Alton asked authority to reduce the rate
to St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver to
meet secret cutting. Finley today, in
his ruling, declined. He said the Alton,
by its past conduct, had virtually forfeited
all right to protection. This virtually
reads the Alton out of the association.
Many railroad men are of the opinion
that Fialey exceeded his authority. The
Alton will now act independent of the
association. Legal notice will be given
tomorrow of its intention to reduce the
rates to Chicago and Denver from $30.05
to J25; Chicago and Kansas City, from
$12.50 to $10; Chicago and St. Louis,
from $7.50 to $6.
Quite a sensation was caused today by
the announcement of the Burlington
road that it will immediately resume
the payment of passenger commissions
in eastern territory. The reason given
being that it has not received, the pro
tection guaranteed it by the board of
It Appears That His Tale of Woe Won't
'Philadelphia, June 25.—The experts
working at Bardsley's books today be
gan the preparation of a report upon the
fallen tseasurer's statement. It is gen
erally understood that the statement of
M*. Bardsley will be disproved in its
most important particulars. An effort
will be made, it is said, to'show that
nearly $400,000 of the funds were di
verted temporarily, at least, into the
Bradford mills. It will also be pointed
out that during his two years' incum
bency of thecity treasurership more than
$3,000,000 passed through the Keystone
bank, in which Mr. Bardsley kept his
ALL FIVE DROWNED.
The Sad Fate of a Pleasure Party on the
Cincinnati, June 25.—Thomas Thur
man, Joseph Zins, Edith Y. Zins, aged
22, Catherine Cox, aged 23, and Kate
Kiddle, aged 18, went boating on the
Ohio tonight. The barge Frank Gil
more came down the river without
lights, struck the yawl containing the
pleasure party and sunk it. All were
drowned before assistance could reach
them. Mr. Thurman was a member of
the Banner tobacco company; Mr. Zins
was employed by this same firm. They
had been up the river and had just
passed a steamer going up the stream
and steered clear of a tow boat, but were
run down by its barges.
A DEADLY FUSILADE.
Three Men Mortally Wouuded at a Col-
Indianapolis, June 25.—This after
noon a shooting occurred at a colored
picnic from Indianapolis, at Maxwell, in
Hancock county, in which three men
were wounded fatally. The shooting
was the result of an old feud between
Ed Harvey and John Ranks. During
the fusilade the picnickers were in a
panic. The wildest reports of wholesale
loss of life were circulated.
CHICANERY IN CHICAGO.
A Valuable Franchise Surreptitiously
Granted—The Treasury Scandal.
Chicago, June 25.—Tonight the city
council, after an exciting discussion, re
pealed the ordinance which was surrep
titiously rushed through the council
two weeks ago, granting the Chicago
and Northern Pacific railway five miles
right of way within the city limits, and
conferring other, privileges, the money
value of which was. alleged to be enor
mous. Commissioner of Public Works
Aldrich who had been charged with a
responsibility for the peculiar transac
LOS ANGELES HERALD
tion, made a personal explanation to
the council, denying the accusation. It
is said the railroad company prior to to
night accepted the ordinance and that
the document was signed by the mayor,
thus making its repeal later a nullity.
County Treasurer Kern, who is
charged with withholding over $4,000,
-000 city funds, today refused the city
comptroller access to the books. Legal
proceedings to compel an accounting
are expected tomorrow.
WATCH DOG COLQAN,
No Honey for the World's Fair and the
Tia .1 nana Flood Sufferers.
San Francisco, June 25. —State Con
troller Colgan's attorney, J. A. Barham.
has advised him not to pay the $300,000
appropriated by the legislature for a
California exhibit at the world's fair,
on the ground that the appropriation is
unconstitutional. The controller will
also refuse to pay the appropriation of
$5000 for the relief of the Tia Juana flood
sufferers, as he claims the money, if
paid, would be a gift, and therefore un
A Dope Smuggler Corralled.
Chicago, June 25. — Charles Rice,
alias Charles Rogers, a wealthy druggist,
living in Orangeville, Ont., was arrested
by United States officers, today, while
selling opium to a Chinese dealer. He
said lie obtained it at Victoria. It is
thought be is a member of the cele
brated Gardner-Lodelle gang of smug
Fatal Row at a Fandango.
San Antonio, Texas, June 25.—At En
cinal, a small station near Rio Grande,
local officers went to quell a row at a
fandango. In the fight which followed,
Deputy Sheriff Cope and one of the fan
dango crowd were killed and two men
PARNELL AND KITTIE.
MRS. O'SHEA BECOMES AN HONEST
The Marriage of the Savory Couple Fi
nally Consummated—Two Servants of
the Bride Were the Only Witnesses.
London, June 25.—1t is learned that
the marriage of Parnell and Mrs. O'Shea
took place at 10 o'clock this morning.
The only witnesses to the ceremony were
two servants from Mrs. O'Shea's house.
The registrar was strictly enjoined not to
give any information about the mar
riage, and he promised to preserve the
An order was givon to have a solitary
one-horse phaeton in readiness at 6
o'clock this morning, instead of the
usual order for horses and a carriage for
exercise, as customary when Parnell
stopped at Brighton. When the con
veyance was ready Parnell and Mrs.
O'Shea entered the phaeton and orders
were given to the coachman to drive
westward. After the party left Brigh
ton behind them, the driver was di
rected to proceed to Steyning—by a cir
cuitous route. Steyning was reached at
9 o'clock, at which time a heavy rain
was falling. Upon entering the town,
Mrs. O'Shea, who was familiar with the
place and knew the situation of the reg
istrar's office, relieved the coachman
and drove direct to the office herself.
Parnell appeared to be well and in
cheerful spirits, but occasionally threw
nervous glances around him, apparently
being somewhat anxious lest the wed
ding party be observed. Mrs. O'Shea
whs in dark attire and wore a pink
trimmed bonnet. She, too, was in good
spirits and very vivacious, both before
and after the ceremony.
It is announced that a second relig
ious ceremony will take place in Lon
don, immediately, so as to Batisfy the
Mrs. Parnell was Been at Walsingham
Terrace tonight. She said she and Par
nell were married this morning, but she
declined to have the ceremony per
formed in a church in London", there
having been a difficulty in connection
with the license.
THE NATIONAL PASTIME.
The Giants Are Sure Winners of the
Nkw York, June 25.—The Giants
were in playing humor today. Score:
New York, 9; Brooklyn, 2. Batteries:
Kusie and Buckley, Lovett and Daly.
Philadelphia, June 25.—The Bostons
went all to pieces today, their errors
proving very costly. Score: Philadel
phia, 17; Boston, 7. Batteries: Nich
ols and Bennett; Thornton, Esper and
Chicago June 25. —The game today
was dull and uninteresting, Chicago
winning it easily by timely batting.
Score: Chicago, 4; Cincinnati, 2. Bat
teries: Luby, Bowmans Muflane, Clark.
Cleveland, June 25.—Pittsburg had
today's game well in hand and then lost
on account of disastrous errors and Bali
win's poor pitching. Score: Cleveland,
9; Pittsburg, 4; Batteries: Beatin,
Viau ; Ziramer, Baldwin, Fields.
Boston, June 25.—Boston, 13; Balti
St. Loi'ih, June 25.—St. Louis, 9; Cin
Columbus, June 25.—Columbus, 2;
Washington, June 25.—Washington,
7; Athletics, 5.
Denver, June 25.—Denver, 6; Sioux
Kansas City, June 25.—Kansas City,
10; Milwaukee, 1.
Sailors and Policemen.
Montreal, June 25.—Five Dutch sail
ors on the steamship Batavia went
ashore today, got drunk, and on their
return proceeded to take charge of the
vessel. The police were sent for and
had a serious conflict with the infuri
ated men. Two of the sailors and two
of the policemen were painfully injured
before the mutineers were overcome.
Don't Forget This.
A train will leave the First-street de
pot at 8:15 a. m. Saturday, the 27th
inst., returning Monday at 4 p.m., for
San Diego and that magnificent seaside
resort, the Hotel del Coronaao. This
offers a grand opportunity to enjoy a
delightful time at small cost, the round
trip being only $5.00.
FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 2tf, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
A GENERAL DELUGE.
Heavy Rains in Kansas and
Many Curious Pranks Played
Railroad Traffic at a Standstill on
Account of Washouts.
A Freight Train Plunges Headlong Into
a River—An lowa Town Swept
Away — Tornadoes and
Associated Press Dispatcher,
Omaha, June 25.—Specials to the Bee
from various parts of Nebraska indicate
that last night's rain amounted to a
At Wahoo, a house occupied by John
Gunderson and family was struck by
lightning and torn to pieces. The fam
ily were in bed at the time and the
springs of the bed were melted. None
of the folks were seriously hurt.
At Fremont rain fell in torrents for
hours. Trains on the Frdmont, Elk
horn and Missouri valley road are de
tained by washouts.
In the vicinity of York the bridges
were nearly all washed out, especially
in the southern section. Dwellings in
low places in town were invaded by the
rising waters in the night, and the in
habitants had to move.
At Larrison, the 16-year-old daughter
of John Johnson, was drowned in a rijS
At Kearney there was considerable
electrical display and rain. Many build
ings were struck by lightning, but no
one was seriously hurt. The damage is
At Grand Island four inches of water
fell during the night. Much damage
was done in town.
WASHOUTS IN* KANSAS.
Topeka, Kan., June 25.—This morn
ing the heaviest rain storm of the sea
son set in at this place, and continued
almost until noon. Reports along the
railroads indicate that the storm was
general onl v in the eastern part of the
state. Both the Santa Fe and Kansas
Pacific roads are washed out between
here and Lawrence, and all westbound
trains are laid up at Lawrence waiting
until the road can be fixed. Washouts
also occurred at Williamstown on the
Union Pacific and the Santa Fe. The
damage to crops will be great.
A TRAIN DISASTER.
Lincoln, Neb., June 25.—A freight
train on the Burlington and Missouri
railroad went through a culvert
near York, this morning. The engine
fell into the creek, and twenty three
cars piled on top of it. Brakeman De
lauey and Engineer Moore were in
stantly killed, and Fireman Bean fatally
injured. Heavy rains had washed out
A TOWN SWEPT AWAY,
Sioux City, lowa, June 25.—Late news
here is to the effect that the town of
Moville is completely gone, and out of
forty or fifty houses only one was left
standing. The people got most of their
goods out, but they are camping out in
the fields. ,
Vienna, June 25.—A terrible thunder
storm passed over the town of Gogen
dorf, Sflecia, today. Three villages
were set on fire by lightning, and three
men and a number of cattle were killed.
Hempstead, Tex., June 25.—Two tor
nadoes within an hour this afternoon
did much minor damage in the town.
No one was injured.
Italian Rioters Attack a Camp of Rail
Spokane, Wash., June 25.—Reports
from the scene of the labor trouble on
the Great Northern railroad in the
Kootenai country, indicate that matters
are growing more serious. A letter from
detective. Warren, who went to the
scene, to Chief of Police Mertz, of this
city says: "A courier came in with a
letter to me from a camp twenty miles
up the river, and stated that the X alians
had attacked the camp and fired several
shots, but no one was injured. There
are about 100 Italians in the band. We
arrested four of the ringleaders yester
day. We have twenty-one men "armed
to the teeth."
Later advicep from the scene of the
trouble say the four ringleaders who
were arrested were tried and acquitted.
The Iriah Land Bill.
London, June 25.—The earl of Cado
gan, Conservative, in the house of loids
today moved that the Irish land bill be
read for the second time, 'the duke of
Argyle objected on the ground that it in
validated the security of contract, lim
ited the purchase of land under the bill
to existing tenants, and would lead to
further demands for reduction of rents.
The debate was adjourned.
A Small Coffee Crop.
Washington, June, 25.—The bureau
of American republics reports that the
estimates of the Brazilian coffee crop
of '90-'9l, now coming, continue to di
minish. The first estimate was 5,000,
-000 bags; the next, 3,500,000, and now
it is believed the crop will not exceed
A Gold Mine Attached*
Halifax, June 25.—The gold mine at
Tangier, owned by Frederick Houdleck,
of Boston, was seized today under a writ
of attachment. The sum involved is
Michigan World's Fair Bill.
Lansing, Mich., June 25.—The senate
today passed a world's fair appropriation
bill, after reducing the appropriation to
$100,000. The house will concur.
Musicians Join the Knights.
JDolumbus, 0., June 25.—C. M. Cur
rier, an officer of the Musicians' Inter
national association, made application
to the executive board today for a char
ter to join the Knights of Labor. It
formerly affiliated with the Federation
SAN DIEGO ITEMS.
Opera House Corner Stone Laid -Scho-
fleld Starts North.
San Dieoo, June 25.—The corner stone
of the opera house waß laid today, with
appropriate ceremonies, under the aus
pices of the San Diego lodge of Elks. A
large crowd was in attendance.
General Schofield left this afternoon
for the north, after inspecting the dif
ferent localities offered for a military
A Pig Iron Failure.
New York, June 25.—George W. Stet
son & Co., pig iron commission mer
chants, failed today, and the general
partners, Wm. W. Van Voorhies and
Herman P. Schuler, made a general as
signment without preference. Capital,
The Roodlers' Answer.
San Francisco, June 25.—The mem
bers of the alleged senatorial combine
against whom suit was recently brought
by George C. Fahlor for his share of the
spoils, filed their answer today. It is a
genera! denial of Fahlor's allegations.
A Small Insurrection. ,
Paris, June 25, —A dispatch from
Buenos Ayres says: Insurgents in Cata
marca have overthrown the provincial
government and installed a .provisional
government. The fighting was hot and
serious. The causes of the revolution
London, June 25.—Spurgeon has had
a serious relapse.
CHARGED WITH FIRING- HIS RES-
TAURANT ON JUNE 14th.
Affidavits Filed Which Hake His Case
Look Bad—A Burning Candle Found in
an Oil Saturated Egg Case.
The complaint charging R. W. Hoff,
proprietor of the Pacific Slope restau
rant, with arson, which was issued by
the district attorney Wednesday, as a
result of the work of Detec.ive Fred
Smith, was dismissed byJustice Stanton
yesterday afternoon and Hoff was dis
charged. A new complaint was filed
immediately, however, and the restau
rauter was arrested on a charge of
having set fire to his place on the night
of June 14th, one week before the serious
bla/e of last Sunday. The defendant
was arraigned on this new complaint
and held in default of $5000 bonds for
examination on Saturday at 10 o'clock.
With th« complaint were filed six
affidavits in support of the charge,
which appear to make out a very strong
case against Hoff. It will be remembred
that about midnight on June 14th a
small blaze was discovered in the shelv
ing in the front part of the restaurant,
which was put out by the fire depart
ment with little difficulty.
Homer Courtwright,' a cook employed
by Hoff, makes affidavit that on ihe
night in question he left the restaurant
at 7 o'clock p. m. The next day t after
the blaze had been suppressed, he went
into the pantry in the rear of the place
and saw an egg box with cardboard par
titions under the table, which was sat
urated with kerosene and covered with
tallow drippings. The kerosene was
plainly distinguishable here and in the
front part of the store. Courtwright
also saw a number of towels in the waste
basket which were likewise saturated
with kerosene. The egg boxes were not
usually kept in the pantry, but either in
the front or extreme rear of the store,
and there was very little coal oil used
about the house.
Detective I'red Smith makes affidavit
that R. W. Hoff has been proprietor of
the restaurant about two and a half
jnonths, and that he had insurance to
the amount of $1800 on it.
Wm. Nimmo, a waiter employed in
the restaurant, says that he came to tho
place at 11 a. m. on May 15th, and
found that there bad been a fire there
on the night before. In talking with
Hoff about it the latter said that "the
only trouble with the fire was that it
did not burn far enough." Nimmo
found towels saturated with kerosene in
a cupboard next to the shelves that
burned, and placed them in the waste
Richard Wallace, an acquaintance of
HofFs, had a talk with him the day af
ter the fire, and the latter said to him:
"Yes, we had a fire last night, but it
did not burn far enough." Hoff gave
as the cause of the fire that mice had
been playing with some matches that
were placed near the gas meter.
Joe Walker, second cook, makes affi
davit that he left the restaurant at 9:45
o'clock on the evening of June 14th. All
of the lights were extinguished except a
small fire in the range. Hoff was in the
front part of the place counting money,
and N. Travis, who slept in the restaur
ant, was in the rear.
N. Travis, the only man who slept in
tho restaurant, swears that he was
awakened on the night of June 14th by
a fire in the front part of the place. The
engines came and put it out, and he then
went back to his bed. In the pantry, as
he passed through, he found an egg box,
surrounded by inflammable material, in
which was a piece of candle about three
inches long, burning between the card
board partitions. The box was thorough
ly saturated with kerosene.
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