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Collapse of Business Blocks
at Akron, 0.
A Number of People Painfully
Cut and Bruised.
Several Bodies Believed to Be Bnrled
Under the Debris.
Herniations for the Free Admission of
Articles for Exhibition at the
World's Fair — General
News Gleanings.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Akron, 0., Nov. 7. —Two Howard
street business blocks collapsed this
afternoon, and it is feared several per
sons are buried in tbe ruins. One of
the blocks was a four-story brick, with a
stone front, occupied by Herrick & Sons,
crockery jobbers. The other was a brick,
three stories high, occupied by tbe
bakery and confectionery of S. B. Laf
ierty. About twenty people were in a
dining room in the rear of the bakery
when the ominous cracking began. They
immediately rushed out of the back door
and all escaped safely. A number of
clerks and some customers in both
stores were painfully cut and bruised by
flying debris while making their escape.
Francis Miner and Walter Stanly are
thought to be fatally hurt. Herrick
and Lafferty both say all their clerks
got out safely, but an eye-witness says
he saw two or three persons on the side
walk in front of Herrick's store when
the crash came, and that they must be
buried there. Debris is piled up on tbe
sidewalk ten feet deep, and the fire de
partment is removing it aa rapidly as
possible. The wall between the two
blocks bad been gradually undermined
in the last few years by water from an
overflowed sewer. One block was pro
nounced unsafe some time ago, and Mr.
Herrick sayß he yesterday called the at
tention of the owner to loose and crum
bling brick in the cellar wall.
Regulations Prescribed for Admitting
Exhibits Free of Duty.
Washington, Nov. 7.—The secretary
of the treasury today announced new
regulations to govern the free importa
tion of articles for exhibition at the
world's fair. The regulations, which
are very lengthy, have been carefully
prepared with the view of eecuring ex
pedition and security to all articles im
ported for exhibition at the exposition,
without tbe exaction of customs duties,
lees or charges, and to arrange proceed
ings on entry so as to afford the utmost
convenience and dispatch. Minute di
rections are given shippers as to prepar
ation of packages; how to mark them ;
instructions to the consignee at the
port of entry, etc. Gooods must come
from the port of entry to Chicago,
over bonded lines, a list of which
is given in the regulations. From San
Francisco these lines are the Central
Pacific, Southern Pacific and Wells,
Fargo & Co.; from Port Townsend, the
Northern Pacific; from Portland, the
Northern Pacific, Oregon Short Line,
Utah Northern. These lines will dis
charge the freight at stations in Chicago
to be arranged within the exposition
grounds, and packages may be taken to
their respective divisions as soon as
identified by the customs officers, in ac
cordance with the duplicate invoice.
In case articles are sold, they
must be regularly withdrawn and
duty paid. Delivery will not be allewed
until the close of the exposition. The
buildings and spaces set apart for the
purpose of the exposition are constituted
"constructive bonded warehouses and
yards." During the continuance of the
fair any attempt to take advantage of
these regulations to evade the tariff laws,
will subject the offender to all the pre
scribed penalties. At the close of the
exposition all goods intended for expor
tation will be transported in bond to
the seaboard, or exterior port, and ex
ported therefrom under the general reg
ulations for immediate export, in bond,
as modified by special regulations to be
in due time provided.
Poatoffice Clerks' Pay.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 7.—For the pur
pose of remedying the evil now existing in
the postoffice department regarding the
promotion and pay of those entering the
service under the civil-service rules, the
National Association of Postoffice Clerks,
at its annual meeting in Pittsburg, last
September, authorized the drafting of a
bill for this purpose, which is to be
presented to the next congress. The
drafting of the new bill was completed
in Washington last week, a copy of
which was furnished the Associated
Press today by National Secretary Slus
ser. The proposed changes are to be
made from and after July 1, 1892.
The bill authorizes the postmaster
general to classify and fix the salaries
of clerks and employees as provided for
in the measure. In first-class postoffices
the assistant postmaster shall receive
50 per cent, of the salary of the post
master, except at New York ; superin
tendents of mail and superintendents of
delivery, 45 per cent.; superintendents
of registry and superintendents of
money order divisions, 40 per cent. The
salaries of other employeei in the sec
ond-class offices are then given at
A Slandered.
New York, Nov. 7. —The president of
a large national bank in this city, which
is the principal correspondent for the
First national bank of Chicago, received
from L. J. Gage, its president, this
morning, the following telegram in re
lation to an annonymous letter pub
lished reflecting on the credit of the
Chicago bank:
"Writer of letter crazy or foolishly
malicious; not worth attention. I
note that thiß mornining our cash
reserve government basis was over 36
per cent."
The New York bank officer said act
ive measures are being taken to detect
and punish the author of the letter to
the fullest extent of the law. "Such an
attack on the credit of a financial insti
tution like the First national of Chi
cago," he added, "is an outrage. The
bank is as sound as the Bank of Eng
Lumber Merchants Indicted.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 7.—The United
States grand jury, which has been in
vestigating the dealings of the Howell
Lumber company, which failed several
months ago, has returned six indict
ments against 8. R. Howell and George
W. Howell. Tbe indictments charge the
Howells with having arrangements with
W D. Mott and Edward Tibbitts.both
of Atchison, agent and weight-master
respectively for the Rock Island road,
whereby tbey got concessions in the cost
of lumber that enabled them to sell be
low all competition. The Howells'
action is in direct violation of the pro
visions of the interstate commerce law.
Warrants were issued for their arrest.
Attorney-General Bert Implicated In a
San Francisco, Nov. 7.—The Exam
iner in a lengthy article this morning
stated that the salaries of P. H. Cahill
and fifteen other keepers, who were ap
pointed by the superior court in Febru
ary, 1890, to assist the receiver placed in
charge of the American sugar refinery,
have not been paid, although Attorney-
General Hart's contention that the
claims were not valid was decided ad
versely to him by the courts last month.
The keepers' claims amount to some
$10,000, and tbe Examiner states that
one Theodore Metzler has offered to
negotiate a settlement for a considera
tion of 20 per cent, of the amount of the
claims. The Examiner contends that
Metzler in his interviews with the
claimants made a statement that the
compensation he was to receive for col
lecting the money had to go to other
parties; and Metzler is quoted as saying
that the attorney-general is one of the
Earties. In an interview last night,
owever, he denied using tbe name of
the attorney-general in such a con
A Female Plirerer Killed While Ream
ing Arrest.
Salinas. Cal.. Nov. 7. —Constable Mc-
Carthy today snot and killed a woman
while trying to arrest her and her three
sons. The woman and her sons stole
some provisions from a Portuguese
house, and, when overtaken by the offi
cer, tbe sons commenced firing at him.
McCarthy was shot through the arm
and leg, and when the woman Btarted
for him with an axe. be shot her dead.
He then retreated for help, and the boys
have disappeared.
A Pennsylvania Bank Failure.
Washington, Nov. 7. —The comptrol
ler of the currency today received a tele
gram announcing that theCorry national
bank, at Corry, Pa., has suspended, and
that a bank examiner is in charge.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 7.—A Chronicle-
Telegraph Corry, Pa., special says: A
sensation was created here this morning
by the suspension of the Corry National
Bank. The news spread quickly and
created great surprise and excitement,
as it was believed to be perfectly sound.
Inquiry revealed the fact that the bank
had been closed by the order of the bank
examiner. Tbe bank's capital stock is
The deposits are close to $500,000.
The failure is due almost entirely to the
fact that the baak has been carrying a
large run they could not stand. The
officials Bay the depositors will get every
dollar owed theta.
Boston Banks.
Boston, Nov. 7.—Examiner Ewers
and a majority of the clearing house
committee say they know no financial
trouble in Boston outside of the Maver
ick bank, and there is no examination
in progress of any institution other than
the Maverick by the comptroller, the
examiner and the committee.
Comptroller Lacey said this morning
concerning a published report from
Washington purporting to have been
obtained at the comptroller's office, that
he knows nothing whatever concerning
any national bank in Boston being in
any trouble. The run at the Five-cent
Savings bank is ended.
Thomas Dana's bail has been reduced
to $40,000, and bondsmen secured.
A Female Counterfeiter.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 7. —Deputy
United States Marshal Dryden,of Idaho,
arrived here today from Sand Point
with a female counterfeiter, Annie
Campbell, whom he is taking to Boise
City. On being searched she was found
to have several spurious $5 gold pieces,
made of lead, gold-washed. It is be
lieved she iB a tool used by two Sand
Point saloonkeepers to circulate coin
made by them.
A Barley Colony.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 7.—The Edge
nero land syndicate, better known as
the barley syndicate of Chicago, has
succeeded in securing 250,000 acres of
laud in North Dakota, on which it is
proposed to place German fanners, to
raise barley for malt purposes. The
crops will be bought by the company
and Bhipped to all points where there is
a demand for barley for brewing pur
Elisor Sttalladle's Report.
San Francibco, Nov. 7.—-A. Shalladie,
appointed a few days ago elisor by Judge
Wallace to select seventy two persons to
serve as trial jurors, made liin report
today. Judge Wallace excused them
until they might be wanted. Among
those chosen by the elisor are Columbus
Waterhouse, Louis Sloss and A. W.
Bruner's Cases Postponed.
San Francisco, Nov. 7. —When the
matter of hearing the argument on the
demurrer to the indictment against El
wood Bruner was called this morning,
Judge Wallace said that as he had been
served with a writ of prohibition from
the supreme court, the cases would be
continued until further notice.
The Newark Again Afloat.
Boston, Nov. 7.—The United States
cruiser Newark was floated out of the
dry dock at the Charlestown navy yard
yesterday, only a portion of the pro
posed repairs having been completed,
owing to an order from Washington that
the vessel must be ready for sea Novem
ber 10th.
Nearly a Million for Awards.
Chicaoo, Nov. 7.—The committee on
awards for the Columbian exhibition,
after organizing today, adjourned to
meet in Washington on the 23d instant.
It is said they will ask congress for
$800,000 for the distribution of awards
Impossible to Get a Jury.
Houghton, Kan., Nov. 7. —Special
Judge Wall has announced that it is
impossible to secure an unbiased jury
in the trial of James Biennan, for the
murder of Col. Samuel Wood, and the
case has been continued to the January
term. .
Arrested for Smuggling;.
San Francisco, Nov. 7. — Second
Steward W. G. Cleveland of the steamer
City of New York was arrested this
morning while trying to smuggle a few
tins of opium ashore.
Rich Silver Discovery.
Oroville, Cal., Nov. 7.—A rich silver
discovery is reported near Lotts's lake,
this county, this being the second within
a few days.
WHEN WE SAY we nave the best of every
thing, we mean it, We have no old or stale
goods to work oft"on the public. W. Chamber
lain it Co., 213 South Broadway.
A Chinaman Rnns Amnck in
San Francisco.
Deadly Execution Created by
His Gnn.
A Police Officer Shot Dead and Two
Men Wounded.
A Deserted Husband Shoota Hia Wife
and Attempts Suicide—The Colfax
Train-Wreckers' Examina
tion Continued.
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Francisco, Nov. 7.—Special Police
Officer John Gillen was shot and killed
this afternoon by a Chinaman named
Chew Sin Jan, who also shot, and
probably fatally wounded Joseph Cowell,
a milkman, besides wounding G. Bar
beri, a restaurant keeper. The China
man was walking along the street when
a wagon driven by John Smith and
John McGrevy, two young men, passed
him. They made some remark which
angered the Chinaman, who drew a re
volver and fired a shot which struck
Cowell, who was also in the wagon, in
the left breast near the lungs. A crowd
gathered about the Chinaman, and Offi
cer Gillen hastened to the scene. As
he approached, Chew Sin Jan raised his
revolver again and fired squarely at the
officer, the bullet striking near his
The Chinaman then started to run,
with a great crowd in pursuit,
among them Barberi. Chew Sin Jan
halted and fired over his shoulder,
wounding Barberi in the thigh. The
Chinaman then turned into Montgomery
avenue, and was making for Chinatown,
when he was seized by two teamsters.
One of them threw his overcoat over
the Chinaman's head, and threw him
down. The latter fired through the
coat, but missed.
Police officers came up and the China
man was taken to jail. Here a
second revolver was found upon him
with its five chambers still loaded. Five
hundred dollars in gold was found in a
canvas belt around his waist.
The Chinaman claims that he had
just arrived in this city with his wages
from Sacramento, where he had been
working, and that when he was sur
rounded by a crowd he was afraid his
money would be taken from him.
Gillen was a brother of Sergeant Gil
len of the regular force, and had been a
special officer about one year. He was
24 years of age and engaged to be mar
ried to a young lady in San JoEe\
Examination of the Roberts Boys at Au
burn Contlnned.
Auburn, Cal., Nov. 7.—The train
wrecking case was' resumed this morn
ing. The first witness was Sheriff Stan- .
ley of Sacramento county. He stated
that the Roberts boys were brought to
Sacramento by Constable Dyer and Of
ficer True. He knew of no commitment.
Special Officer True testified that Al
Roberts gave as his reason for suspecting
his brother that they were always plan
ning to have him away. Jeff said he
did not go to the scene of
the wreck till about 9 o'clock.
He Baid it was not his habit to seek out
any excitement. The two brothers were
brought together, and Al accused Jeff
of the crime. He said he had seen Jeff
and Joe Campbell and some Indians
plotting. Jeff said it was a lie. Wit
ness stepped up to Al near the scene of
the wreck and asked: "Who was with
you when you committed this crime?"
He started crying and said: "My God !
Must I give my brother away?"
When asked who else was with them
he stated Jo Campbell, John Roberts
and the Indians were.
Nearly all.the forenoon was spent by
the attorneys for the defense in cross
examining Officer True.
Mrs. McDaniei of San Jose\ a passenger
on the sleeper Santa Cruz, testified as to
her treatment at the time. She was not
sure that she recognized Al Roberts, but
Al has since told her tbat he restored to
her a scarf pin.
A letter from Al to his father, in which
he said his brother Jeff had wrecked the
train, was read.
A Superabundance of Chartered Tonnage
In Port at San Francisco.
San Francisco, Nov. 7.—Shipping
men and wheat operators state that
never in the history of San Francisco
has there been Buch a large amount of
tonnage in port under charter at any
one time as now. Sixty-nine vessels,
with a registered tonnage of 115,000
tons, are in port under charter, and
other vessels of an aggregate of 15,000
tons are disengaged and available for
wheat carrying. The actual carrying
capacity of all these vessels is 220,000
tons. Fifty-eight vessels were chartered
to arrive here, the charterers agree
ing to pay as high as 45 shillings a
ton to the United Kingdom, Havre or
Antwerp, and very few engagements
were made at less than 40 shillings;
but as 35 to 37 shillings is the highest
rate talked of at present, speculators
will have to forfeit their charters and re
charter vessels at a heavy loss, or load
them with wheat, which, at the present
rates in Liverpool, would have to be
sold at an equally heavy loss. It is re
ported tbat one prominent dealer stands
a cbance to lose about $150,000 either
way. Of the crop of the Pacific coast
states, Idaho and Utah, for this year,
about 857,000 tons are available for ex
Charles Vest Shoots His Wife aud At
tempts Suicide.
San Francisco, Nov. 7.—Charles Vest,
a lumberman, aged 30, shot his wife at
the Brooklyn hotel this afternoon, then
turned the pistol on himself in an at
tempt to commit suicide. Vest went
east three months ago to purchase lum
ber. A week ago he met his wife at
Salt Lake City, and she said she in
tended to leave him. He induced her
to return to this city, but they subse
quently separated. He met her on the
Btreet this afternoon and induced her to
accompany him to the hotel where the
shooting occurred. It is believed lie
will recover, but the woman's condition
is doubtful.
A Road to Lake Tahoe.
Reno, Nev., Nov. 7.—Early in the
spring there is to be a direct road built
from Reno to hake Tahoe. Surveyors
are now in the field. The road can be
constructed for $5000. In connection
with the road to Tahoe, William Thomp
son is getting up a stock company for
There are opportunities in life which outline a new
and prosperous career, when taken advantage of by wise
There are opportunities where neither life nor career
are at stake, but those on the alert are sure to find them
selves a few dollars ahead. We are in a position and partly
obliged to offer you such a chance. Owing to the CON
SOLIDATION of our Pomona place with this store our
counters are crowded with new and fashionable clothing,
the bulk of which we are determined to sell within the next
30 days. We realize that extraordinary inducements only
will effect the entire sale of this large lot of goods, but are
fully prepared to make the sacrifice.
Being known as the Boston Square Dealers, a name
which we have at all times taken pains to merit, a state
ment from us is not to be placed on the same level with
those fakirs that are continuously selling out, removing or
inaugurating some scheme to obtain the people's money.
Our offer is the following: For the next 30 days we
will sell our
Men's, Boys' and Wen's Clothing
At prices which vary from 15 to 25 per cent below regular
figures, and as all our garments are marked in plain figures,
the reduction will be apparent to the most unsophisticated.
We extend an urgent invitation to all who want to buy
good and serviceable, as well as stylish and nobby clothes,
at reduced cost.
The Boston Square Dealers,
building a $1000,000 hotel, to be put up
on the site of the present Riverside
City Attorney McFarland at Last
Produces a Complaint.
City Attorney McFarland, after the
Herald apprised the council of the
position the City Water company bore
to the Crystal Springs company, and be
ing reminded by the Herald that the
statute of limitations would soon pre
vent the city from ever testing its right
to the water taken from Crystal springs,
bas at last prepared a complaint against
the last-named company for $225,000,
which he alleges was paid to the com
pany by the City Water company for
The matter has been thoroughly ex
plained by the Herald some time ago,
and the complaint attempts to cover the
point, that the water obtained from the
Crystal springs percolates from the Los
Angeles river, and so belongs to tbe
city. The alleged springs are near the
river bed, a short distance north of the
It is stated that no other points can
be made a subject of suit because of the
statute of limitations.
Jay Gonld Not 111.
New York, Nov. 7. —At the office of
Jay Gould this morning it was denied
tbat he is ill.
Don't! If a dealer offers you a bottle of Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup without wrapper or labels,
or in a mutilated condition don't touch it—
don't buy it at any price, there is something
wrong—ft may be a dangerous or worthless
counterfeit. Insist upon getting a perfect, un
broken, genuine package.
Pants © Suits
$3.50 iMu $15.00
4.00 MB At? 17.00
4.50 \m)w 19.00
500 \mW 21.00
5.50 111 23.00
6.00 fi 25.00
6.50 M \S 27. OO
345 North Main Street.
Carries the largest stock on the coast south of
sun Francisco.
Jwsiii SmWa " as J " vt Received a Fine Line
ISsUE oi the Latest Styles in
Wl ; (jfit'! ] For the Holiday Trade.
Birfi Hp Elegant Business Suitß msde
mis Rll 10 or <fe r from $20 to $35.
ma ni Pants made to order from $!>
Wf EBi Stylish Overcoats made to or-
<*er from ?2o to $35.
Samples of Cloth and Rules for Self-Measure
ment sent free to any address.
14-3 S. SPRING ST.,
No Unusual Excitement,
But a steady, healthy growth from tho start
that cannot t>e repressed and has never been
equaled in Southern Oalifornia.
The Real Merit
Alessandro: Lands
Is now widily and favorably known. The
popular current is setting this way. It requires
no argument or salesmanship to sell Alessandro
land today.
Anyone Looking for a Home
Has but to see our BEAUTIFUL VALLEY OF
21,u00 ACRES (nearly thirty two-square miles)
of the finest orange and fruit land in the State;
see what has been done thore within the past
twelve months; note the improvements that
are constontly going on; see the handsome
houses now under construction that would be
a credit to either Redlands or Riverside; con
verse with as intelligent a class of people as can
be found in the country who are living there
today, and your decision is made.
Nothing now can prevent a sale except the
needful $300, which is tbe amount of first pay
ment required.
150 Acres Sold
100 Acres Sold
New homes going up in all directions!
New families moving in every day!
Every mail brings ns word tbat more
are coming!
Will be Planted the Coming 1 Season.
$120 Per Acre
What will it be worth five years from now,
when those same acres will pay an income of
10 per cent, on 15000 each?
Send for maps and full particulars.
Manager Land Department,
Offlce of Bear Valley Irrigation Com
pany, Bedlands, Cal. 8-1 tf
Made soft and white by using
-H M A N U I N E.fc-
M. B HULL, sole agent. Los Angeles, Cal
P. 0. Box 1332. For sale at druggists.
¥ mm first and mm sts. M
I 1 OFFE:R you fj|ij
V Th« Kinoit Coramereiil Looeb, from 11 V
\ Supper from 6P.1.t08 P. I.
I Ali Carte from 6A.M.toii P. I.
/ Km%T~*'o lady singers or dancers
Exclusive ladies' entrance to private apart
■aaa's on First street.** 8-30 utn
118 S. Spring Street,
Have on exhibition the largest and best
selected stock of
Ever brought to this city, both In
New Patterns, New Shades in Suiting, Over
coating and Trousering, which wo are
making up to order at the
Guaranteeing perfect fit and satisiacticn. A
visit to our Btore will convince the mos
doubtful. 10-3 3m
Men's Furnishers,
—formerly at —
146 North Spring- Street,
112 S. Spring Street,
With the Largest and Best Stock of
New Goods ever shown in this
city, and at much
It will pay intending purchasers to
visit our store and examine our goods
and prices before buying elsewhere.
The public are cordially invited to in
spect our new premises and stock.
You will live happy
If your House
Is Painted
Sherwin-Williams Paint!
FOR sale by
Cor. Second and Main Sts..

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