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PUBLISHED BY THE MINER PUBLISHING CO. j'ERMS—BY payable THE SEMI-WEEKLY MINER ♦ tXi cvcv Published Every W>da-day and Saturday Morning, mer. Miner Pnblislilp^ Go* TEAMS-B1 KAIL. tea oo vr «N north.... ...... « JO Oao copy six Booths-----...............MO O noggrly oN» ■ «■ * >■....»•••• .........MO DaUvmd by aurhr, 80 onto par Matt payable to th* c ar rier aaeh math. Adrottrtngiatao will bo hialttil ott oppl WHOLE NO 641 ........~ 'ssäwbsäs cento a week, at enâ of each week. VOLUME 7. BUTTE, MONTANA, SATURDAY. MAY 23,1885 LOST HIS BALANCE. professor Robert E. Odium Jumped From the Brooklyn Bridge Into the River, I >„1 Turning in the Air, Struck on IIis Side, and Was Almost Instantly Killed. Xew Y.jkk, May 19.—This after noon a c*b left the New York en trance of the Brooklyn bridge, and was driven to the middle of the great a pan. Here the driver pulled up and two men got out and began to climb the railing. Before they had reached the ton a bridge policeman came toward them, brandishing his club and ordering them to "Get down and out of that." While he was talking with the young men a covered wagon, containing Professor R. E. Odium ftU d a companion stopped a hundred feet behind the cab. (Juicily divest jQir himself of the blue flannel in which lie was dressed, Professor Odium, clad in a red shirt and tranks, jumped from the carriage ami sprang lightly to the railing. He quickly reached the top and lioismgdiimself fora moment he stood erect and glanced hurriedly at the surface of East river, far below him. The people on the bridge sent up a erv of horror when they saw the Professor prepare to plunge oil the bridge into the river, 135 feet beneath his feet. The p ilicemau, whose at tention had now been directed from the other men, rushed towards the Professor. Before he had gone a' dozen feet Pr >fess >r Odium, without a moment's hesitation, had leaped out from the railing into the air. He held one baud above head as A RUDDER TO GUIDE HIM in his descent. The river below was at the momeut clear of shipping. A tug and schooner floated lazily in the stream, several hundred yards below the bridge. The tug was filled with c!ul) men and reporters. Boynton stood near the prow.auxiously watch ing the bridge. fhe moment Pro fessor Odium's body was seen to leave the railing, Hardy E. D.xev. tbeacior. started a stop-watch, which i e held in his hand, in order to time the descent. For nearly a hundred feet the Professor came down ail right—feet foren ost. He shot down ward witli the speed of a meteor, his red suit making him easily discern able tor a long- distance. Wben within thirty feet of the water his HOD Y BEGAN TO TURN, and, as it realizing his danger, Pro fessor Odium brought down his bend with a warlike motion to aid him in recovering his balance. The move ment was, however, made too late. His body had now turned so far that it was impossible to change bis course. Hair a second later, with a mighty suiash that threw up water on all -ide-, as if toru with a shell, Professor O ilurn struck the water on one side aud sank out of sight. The tug burritdiy pushed itself forward to the place w here the body fell, and (Jap.am Boynton, after seeing that life pr*servers had been thrown into the water, sprang over the side of the h„at ami waited for the body to come to tfie surface. As soon as he saw the while face of the Professor rising from the water he was by his side. Seizing a life preserver near by, he placed it beneath the body of the in sensible Professor. BLOOD, MINGLED WITH FROTH, came fr< m the mouth of the daring man. A low boat soon came to the rescue, and Professor Odium was taken from the water. A few moments Juter he was transferred to the tug aud restoratives were ad ministered. After cousiderable rub biug the eyes of the Proiess>>r opened. " What kind of a jump did I make?" be whispered. " First-class, my hoy," responded Boynton. * You'll be all right iu a little while." But he was imensible again before the words had hardly left his lips. The tug steamed rapidly to her slip, and just as the pier was reached a shudder passed through the frame of the Professor, and then after breathing heavily once or twice, his heart stopped beat ing, aud he was pronounced dead. The nody was taken ashore and con veyed to an undertaker's. Professor Robert E. Odium was formerly pro fessor of the swimming bath in Washington, but latterly has oeen a clerk iu Willard Hotel. It has been bis ambition to jump from the Brooklyn bridge. He made the at tempt once before the bridge was completed, but was prevented Irom carrying out his scheme by the police. He was three and one-fourth seconds in the air before striking the water. He was unmarried, 33 years of age, and a man of good habits. Grromliio Again. Denver, Col., May 19.—The Trib une-Republican Santa Fe special s ays: Reliable intelligence from Fort Apache, Arizona, says that old Chief Geromino and fifty Chirieahua bucks Proke away from the San Carlos Reservation on Sunday night, and headed for the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico. General Crook has ordered all availaole troop« iu tee field from Forts Apache, Bowie, Grant and Thomas, and a company of cavalry from Fort Apache is now in hot pursuit, "o casualties had been reported at noon, tut should the warriors be overtaken a hard fight is expected, as (Jeronimo is the "Bad Indian" w o° caused so much trouble in Mex *co a year ago, and with whom Gen eral Crook carried on negotiations, which resulted in the return of his omul to the reservation. General i hradley, commander of the military district of Mexico, has just or p red two companies of the Sixth Lavalry from jc„ r t Bayard, under Lieutenaut-Colouel Morrow, to pro ect settlers along the Gila river on e . hue between New Mexico and Arizona. Sadly Suffering Saints. Sapx ] jAKE) May 19 _ L UO y t|" p aux T a witness to-day before aruie lanu Jur .y. upon her refusal to îhK- ( i Ue8tio ns in the Newsom tenH case > "as sent to the Peni is r lary ,ur COfl tempt of court. She W i ft e borted to be his polygamous iiUri f üe *P s . a fugitive from justice ou a**?' was arre 8ted here to-day hav*. , tele kram. It is supposed to teen tor unlawful cohabitation. MANITOBA INDIANS. Ponndmaker'a Raida and Borne of Ilia Barbarities. Winnipeg, May 18.—No intelli gence has yet been received of the ar rival of Middleton's men at Prince Alljert, but it is supposed that they are at that point long before now. It is expected that they will proceed to Battleford by steamer, if the water is high enough. The journey could he made in three or four days. With a united force a heavy blow could be struck at Ponndmaker. Big Bear's attention will In the meantime be taken Jup with General Stranger's force. A letter from Edmonton says: "Mrs. Delaney, one of the Frog Lake captives, was outraged till she died, and her body was then cut to pieces by the squaws. Mrs. Gowan, another of the captives, has been taken possession of by one of the young Indians as his wife. Nothing has been beard of the fate of the McLean family but it is supposed to be a horrible one." A dispatch from Saskatche wan Landing says : Three of the teamsters who escaped from Pound maker's Indians have arrived and report as follows : Twenty-one ox teams and nine horse teams left Miller on the 11th, and when within eight miles of Battleford they were SUDDENLY POUNCED UPON by over a hundred Indians, all mounted, who completely sur rounded the men, and as the latter were not numerous enough to stand a fight, the only thing left was to cut their horses loose, and run off the trails in between the different squads, and take their chance of escaping. The thirty loads of supplies com prised seventeen loads of provisions and thirteen loads of oats. Fifteen more loads are some twenty miles north ol : Miller station and fifteen at that station, making in all sixty loads at the mercy of the Indians. Twenty men were taken prisoners by the In dians, eighteen being ox drivers and two horse teamsters. This affair will no doubt stop teamsters from go ing to the front until troops are sent in advance to clear the road. The escaped men were chased over ten miles, and then fired upon, but with out effect. McConnell, depot clerk at Miller station, is here, having abandoned his post on account of the trouble. All depots along the track are also being closed. A DOMESTIC TRAGEDY. Titres Persons T angerously Wonnitfd In a Shooting Affray. Vallejo, May 19.—On Thursday night, Michael O'Keefe, living near the depGt between North and South Vallejo, returned home in an intoxi cated condition. At about 10 o'clock at which time Mrs. O'Keefe was pre paring to go to bed, the husband re moved bis bat and coat and sent the girl after the bool-jack, which could not be found. O'Keefe, meanwhile, went iuto an adjoining room for a moment, and as he was returning, John, the eldest son, aged 22 years, came into the house. His mother told him to look out or his father would strike him. His father at this time bad a pistol iu his hand, aud when John saw it be started to run, as did also Mrs. O'Keefe, when the latter was shot twice, once in the left shoulder, the ball passing through the breast to the small of the back in rhe right side, lodging in the groin. The little girl, Maggie, also started to leave the house, when she was shot at by her father and struck in the right shoulder. Mrs. O'Keefe, turn ing arouud, saw her husband point ing the pistol at himseli and firing. He shot himself twice under the right shoulder aud ouce in the right side. The foregoing is the statement of the woman. O'Keefe declares that his son commenced to shoot at him, and that after being hit he went into an adjoining room and procured a pistol which he discharged several times at his son. The' father and mother are in a critical condition and are not expected to live. The little girl is also in a precarious condition, but hopes are entertained for her re covery. O'Keefe is the same man who set fire to his bouse two years ago, and when the officers went to arrest him cut his throat, hut re covered. After the shooting the son reported to City Marshal Murphy who imme diately visited the scene of the dis turbance aDd secured the pistols used by the two men. O'Keefe's revolver showed that three shots had been fired from it, while four cham bers of John's weapon had been dis charged. The son was placed under arrest and locked up in the c'ty jail. He refused to make any statement. CROWING COUNTRIES. England and Russia Botta to Waste Good Powder. St. Petersberg, May 19.—Troops are being massed for a grand ma neuver and artillery practice at Krasnoezelo. The purchase of two steamers has been authorized for the defense of Helsingfors, the capital of Finland. Rigorous measures are being enforced for the security or Cronstadt. London, May 19.-The British Admiralty have decided to have a combined naval reserve squadron, including fourteen first-class naen-ot war, assemble at Portsmouth and proceed thence to Bantry Bay, II e * land, to engage in a naval demon stration of extraordinary importance. Torpedo experiments will be carried onion a gigantic scale, and the de monstration will conclude with a sham battle of a magnitude beyond all affairs of the kind ever hitherto undertaken.__ A Fatal Ferry Accident. Portland. Mav 19.—The Ore gin™™ Spokane Fall., Waoklngton Territory, special says : An accident iuS™ the death of three men oo Sd .t Fort Spokane Twelve men of Captain O Brien company, Second Cavalry, and eight Ä wire «reeelP*.»" "Æ ferrv. A heavy wind was blowing IT/ when the boat reached mffi utrpam the cable parted, lue DOH J' 'worried «lowi the «>«■? SÄo P w?J. M. itamS mile heiow. j. j»- ât Au a ir C, Second Infantry ; Wm. St. Ola L P Ä.d'^n«Ä were recovered. to A of 11 it TUB TRACK AND DIAMOND. Unabated Interest In These Favorite Pastime Resorts. Philadelphia, May 19.— At the Belmont Park trotting meeting the 3 minute class was won by Nettie Thorne; beet time, 2:25}. Lizzie R won the 2:37 class in straight heats ; best time, 2:24}, In the 2:30 class for pacers, Honesty won in straight beats; best time, 2:22. Louisville, May 19.—The atten dance was small, owing to the threatened rain, but the track was in excellent condition. In the three fourths of a mile for two-year-olds, Bankrupt won, Brookfeet second, Osceola third; time, 1:15}. Mile heats for three-year-olds—Ten Booker won, Earnest second, Constellation third ; time, 1:47} and 1:45. Nine furlongss —Musk won, Compensation second, Silvia third; time, 1:56} Steeple chase, handicap, whole course— P Line won, Secret second, Anrellan third ; time, 5:29}. Baltimore, Md., May 19. — The spring meeting of the Maryland Jocky Club opened to-day. The weather was delightful aud the track in the best possible condition. The attendance was large. Three-fourths of a mile for all ages—Greenfield won, Miss Goodrich second, Emerson third ; time, 1:17}. Mile—Wickham won, Harefoot second, John C third ; time, 1:45}. One mile for all ages— Olivette won, James Sbeehy second, Ballot third ; time, 1:44}. One mile and one-eighth—Hilarity won, Fare well second, Telicdoe third; time, 1:57}. One mile and a quarter for maidens—Mentmore won, Longview second, Bob May third; time, 2:11}. ' GOOD AND POOR BALL PLAYING. Providence, May 19.—St. Lonis 2 ; Providences, 1. New York, May 19.— Detroits, 4 ; New Yorks, 2. FOREIGN TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. M. Deneuville, the famous French military painter, is dead. General Lord Wolseley and Colonel MacNeil have sailed tor England. The mohair mills ot Mitchell Bros., at Bradford, England, burned on Monday last. Loss estimated at from $750,000 to $1,000,000. . - The Afghan correspondence; deal ing with the Penjdeh battle, includ ing Sir Peter Lumsden's dispatches subsequent thereto, will be presented to the British Parliament this week. The Minister of Marine announced in the Seuate on Tuesday that the Spanish Government had asked the French Government for an explana tion of the hoisting of the French flag on Spanish territory in Africa. Mr. Lowell and Mr. Phelps visited Windsor by a special train yesterday. Mr. Lowell presented his letters of recall and introduced his successor to to the Queen. Mr. Lowell has al leady had the American Legation vacated. A Montreal, Canada, dispatch of the 19th says: The smallpox is spreading rapidly in all sections of the city. The Health Department has broKen down completely, but the Mayor, with the assistance of the leading medical men, is endeavoring to check the disease. End of a Romance. Several weeks ago the knowing ones of Butte were surprised at the announcement of the marriage of William Cormac and Belle Dean, and their sudden departure tor Utah. A few days later it was ascertained that the bridegroom had been guilty of a series of thefts and confidence operations. He obtained a team under false pretences, and sold it, sold the same wood, oats and other articles to several different parties, and by his operations managed to secure seven or eight hundred dol lars before his marriage and flight. Immediately after he had skipped, Mr. Delaney, one of his victims, took the proper steps to secure his arrest, and through telegrams from Sheriff Sullivan he was captured et Brigham City, and held to await a requisition. The Sheriff at once applied to the Acting Go gernor for the document, but it was refused unless a guarantee was given that the expenses would not exceed $200. As this could not be given, the requisition was not taken. In the meantime the prisoner had evidently become frightened, and offered to pay the amount of the Delaney claim to secure his release. This was at first refused, but after the failure to secure the requisition the officials were telegraphed to accept the proposition. Cormac, who had most evidently concluded that some thing was wrong, declined to make any compromise, and had to be dis charged, after which he and his bride proceeded to Salt Lake on their honeymoon. Just bow they "panned out" there is not known, but Belle must have tired of married life with the man who had run the risk of the penitentiary for her sake, for she has returned to her home and haunts. It is safe to say that he is broke, and that he is surely a sadder it not a wiser man. Tools Post and Present. There is a discussion going on among English machinists as to the past and present quality of tool steel. One intelligent writer says: The demands of the engineers upon the makers of tool steel are more severe than ever before, and I ven ture to think that it was fortunate for the old melters that they knew noth ing of turning and slotting steel castings, and hammered steel cast ings, and hammered steel shaftings, and they certainly never were ex pected to produce a steel capable of turning six foot long bar of hard Bes semer steel, five inches in diameter, down to four inches in diameter at one cut and with one grinding, the total sliding one inch for sixteen rev olutions ; and we hold that steel to do this is worth the trouble and ex pense it costs to produce it. Texas ys. Texas. Kansas City, Mo., M»y 19.—In formation has been received here of anew move on the part of the cat. tie men in the northern part of the 11 n _ tt__ 4 n nvAv«nr. tnft tie men m me r — -- - - Texas Pan Handle, to prevent the ariving of Southern Texas cattle over their ranges. A herd northward, was stopped at Tacoea, on the Canadian rivei.by the Sheriff, acting under a writ of trespass, and fhe matter haa been carried into the court», with the intention of making it a test ease. the the R ; for the in ; ; ; a IN FOREIGN LANDS. Warlike Rumors and Continued Prep arations for the Great Meet of the Two Giants. A Late Dispatch from St. Petersburg Announces the Probable Col lapse of Negotiations. - St. Petersburg, May 21—4 a.ro. — Rumors are current here to the effect that the Anglo-Rusaian negotiations have collapsed. It is believed, how ever, that the rumors originated with the war party. Soet predicts an outbreak in Mace donia and Bulgaria against the Turks and Greeks, which will set the whole Slavon world in flames. Calcutta, May 90. —Afghan ad vices report that reinforcements are continually going from Candabar to Herat. It is expected that (he rail way will be completed to Mulch in sixty days. Material has been or dered sufficient to carry the line to Candahar. There is no sign of a re laxation of military work. WAR SCRAPS. A Great Scarcity of European War Nears in All Quarters. St. Petersburg, May 20.— The Amoa Daria Steamship Company is formed by Russian and German cap italists. The company intends to open regular service between Balhk and the Aral sea, and has bound itself in the event of war to place its steamers at the disposal ot the Rus sian Government for the transporta tion of troops. The Czar will review the entire Russian fleet between Covsuadt and Svarborg in June, when tuere will also be various maneuvers aud coast attacks. COMMISSION TO BE BROKEN UP. London, May 20.— Advices from Tirpulsay Sir Peter Lumsden's ad vice to the Government was that in view of recent events it was best to break up the commission, leaving the Government itself to settle the frontier question with Russia. Constantinople, May 20.—The Porte has recinded recent orders for war material and will indemnify the contractors. From the Northwest. Ottawa, May 20.— There is a good deal of speculation as to the cause of Lord Melgund's return from the Northwest at this particular moment. It is theugot he has beeu instructed to place Colonel Otter's .conduct in Ini against Poundmaker without definite orders before the Minister of Militia. Colonel Otter's instructions were to relieve Battle ford, but General Middleton enter tained no idea of his engaging Chief Big Tree, unless the Indians made an attack. It is also thought be is here to explain the exact equation of affairs in the Northwest, and get fur ther advice for General Middleton's guidance in his future actions, his original mission being merely to sup press the half-breed rebellion, and to relieve the beleaguered places. No In dian massacres have been reported. He is also here to ascertain what plan General Middleton shall pursue in punishing the redskin depredators. Lord Melgund will sail for England, with Lady Mulgund, on the 30th inst. A Mormon Denial. Salt Lake, May 20.—The report of the resistance by Mormons in Paris, Idaho, to the Deputy Marshals who were making polygamy arrests, recently telegraphed, was an entire fabrication throughout. The authori tative facts are that the deputies visited the place and were even per mitted to enter a place of public worship during devine service to make some arrests without the slightest opposition to their authority, although the Paris people knew one of ehe deputies -as a thief out on bail and another as a confessed murderer. The story was circulated entirely for malicious purposes. WHO TELLS THE TRUTH? Balt Lake, May 21.— The Mor mon dispaten sent from here last night, denying the Mormon re sistence in Idaho, is a falsehood throughout. The facts as previously telegraphed are thoroughly substan tiated by both letter and. telegraph ana the accounts in the Idaho news papers. _ _ Cold Weather for Revolutionist*. La Libertad (via G veston), May 20. — Yesterday, af'er_ a five hours' sanguinary fight at the town of Armonia, in Salvador, tne Salva doran army routed the revolutionists and captured large quantit'**» of arms and cannons. The revolutionists were |aided by Mendez. The arms and guns were supplied by Guate mala. Many prisoners were taken by the Salvadorans, who are in full pursuit of the retreating insurgents. A Step Toward Consolidation. London, May 20.— The Times in an editorial says : " The con plelion of the Canadian Pacific Raw nay is a most important step toward the con solidation of the empire. It is a priceless advantage to have command 1LC1UOO OVA Tiautto^v sv US* V W ——— — a great line of railway uniting two oceans beyond the reach of au hostile of UCCRUO UUjvuu «uv ----. —' attack and free from the restraints of possibly embarrassing neutrality." Naval Movements. London. May 20.— The gun-boat Forrester," with a number of police aud twenty marines on bosrd has ar rived at Portie Island, off Skye, to arrest the craftors on the Kilmuir estate. Sherness, May 20.— The British turret steamer " Ajax " has been or dered to be put in readiness for sea by next Saturday. Hogo Slowly Dying. Paris; May 20.—Victor Hugo's right lung is congested, and mor phine is being ipjected to alleviate bis sufferings. His condition is hope less. A Washington Territory Fire. Whatcom, May 21.— Fourteen business buildings were destroyed by an Incendiary lire last night; loss $40,000; partly insured. Quarters. THE FIELD OF SPORT. Attraction« Repotted From Eastern Louisville, May 20.—This was the sixth day of the meeting. The weather still remains pleasant and the track is in prime condition. The event of the day was the Clark stake, in which Joe Colton, the Derby win ner, was beaten by Biersan and Trou badour. It was a day of surprises and the bookmakers were heavy losers. First race, three-fourths of a mile heats—The first run resulted in a dead heat for Mona and the Cali fornia hone, Rapldo; Leaman second, Ultimatum third; time, 1:16. The second heat was won by'Rapido, Aleck Ament second, Ultimatum third, Mona-being eighth; time, 1:16}. Only Mona and Kapido started in •he third heat, the California horse winning it in a gallop ; time, 1,17}. Mutuals— Rapido, straight, $67.60 ; ' ices, $25.70 ; Mona, $9.50. The in est of the day was centered in the nd race for the Clark stake, one nd one-quarter miles, for three ear-olds. Joe Colton (Henderson), •Biersan (Murphy) and Troubadour "Stovall) started. Colton was the ivorlte, though Biersan and Trouba lour sold welt up in the pools. Bier n set the pace and took the lead, ping in front for a mile. Trouba our here began his run and led the 1o down toward the stretch and he ked the winner, but Murphy gave iersan the whip and ran in a length ead, Troubador second, Colton ird, two lengths behind; time, :09j. The third race, mile dash, for iree-year-olds, was won by Banaqg. Lady Wayward second, PowhattkK third ; time, 1:44. The fourth race, one and one-half miles, was won by Vanguard, Thistle second, Aretlno third, W. R. Woodward (the favor ite) fourth ; time, 2:41. Baltimore, May 20.— The attend ance was large. The track was in splendid condition, and fast. Three quarters of a mile dash—Burch won, Êvak second, Bell third ; time, 1:17. One mile,for three-year-olds—Tecum seh won, Kate Hareford second, Mag gie J third ; time, 1:45}. Half-mile, for two-year-olds—Biggonette won, Quito .second, Bess third ; time, 0:49|. One mile and one-eighth—Wiudsail won, Marmaduke second, Gem third; time, 1:59}. One mile aud a quarter, for ail ages—Fraik B won, Lida Stanhope second, Chanticleer tbiid ; time, 2:12. BALL PLAYING, Providence, May 20.—St. Louis, 4 ; Providences, 10. Boston, May 20.—Buffalos, 6 ; Bos ton«, 3. Poor Bob Odium. New York, May 20.—The body of Robert E. Odium, who jumped from the Brooklyn bridge yesterday and died from the effects, remains at the undertaker's. An autopsy will be nude this afternoon, although really Oui needed, a superficial examina tion of the body sbowing|plainly the cause of death, five ribs being broken on the right side, and it is evident that the heart was fatally affected by the force with which his body struck the water. No warrants have been issued for the arrest of any person connected with the affair. To-day James Haggart, who accom panied Odium on his mission to take bis fatal jump, was arraigned in the Brooklyn police court, on a charge of aiding Odium to commit au act en dangering the latter's life. Another charge against him is that of out raging public decencyl in aiding it. The accused was committed to jail, without bail, for examination. Death of Frelinghuysen. Newark, May 20. —Mr. Freling buysen died at 5:30 o'clock this after noon. The funeral of ex-Secretary Fre linghugsen will take place on Satur day. Mr. Frelinghuyseu was un conscious all day and passed away Ï uietly, dying without a struggle. [is bedside was surrounded by bis entire family. He died in a stupor, throughout which he has lain during the most of his illness. Washington, May 20.— Upon the leceipt of the intelligence of the death of ex-Secretary Frelinghuysen, Secretary Bayard telegraphed Mrs. Frelinghuysen as follows : " The President ana his Cabinet have just heard, with deep sensibility, of the death of your honored husband. Accept from each aud all of us our expressions of sincere sympathy and condolence." Substantial Friendship. San Francisco, May 20.— A num ber of citizens to-day waited on Arch bishop Alemany, of the Roman Catholic Church, and presented him with a parse of $10,000, prior to his depaiture from San Fraucisco. The clergy of the diocese also presented him with a purse of $6,500. The Archbishop has been on the coast for thirty-three years, and is greatly beloved. He resigned the Arch bishopric, and has been succeeded by Archbishop Biordon, lately of Chi cago. Archbishop Alemany leaves for Borne on Sunday next. Purchase ot Silver. Washington, May 20. — The Treasury Department to-day pur chased 60,600 ounces of silver bullion for delivery at the New Orleans and Philadelphia mints for coinage into standard dollars. The price paid was 1} cents per ounce lower than the lowest rata fixed by the bidders last week. The weekly purchase of silver is in the hands of a Commis sion consisting of Assistant Secre tary Fairchild, Mr. Burchard, Di rector of the Mint, and Treasurer Jordan. A Naval Officer's Hobby. Washington, May 20.— Commo dore Truxton, Commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard, has directed the foreman of the ship smiths and the foreman of the laborers at the yard to deny, over their signatures, the statement that they were members of the recent Democratic convention at Norfolk'or be discharged. The Com modore has prohibited political dis cuFsion in the yard, and says that any employe who takes a conspicu ous part in politics will lose his posi tion. California Cherries. San Francisco, May 20. —The first carload of California cherries ever sent East was shipped to-day and was made by the express train to Porter Bros, of Chicago. They will reach Chicago the fifth day. CHATS ABOUT HEX. Ben Butler likes boiled eggs. Attorney General Garland is fond of flowers. Secretary Bayard looks like a d. Greek goi Araby Bey is growing fat, and sleeps like an anaconda. Bismarck believes that a bald head indicates plenty of brain. Colonel Lamont's moustaohe has a sort of a Somerset sunset hoe. The ex-Khedive of Egypt has sent $500 to the General Gordon fund. Jefferson Davis is not so sick as some of his enemies would like to see him. Vice President Hendricks doesn't talk much, but he does a lot of deep thinking. Ex-Governor Sprague, ot Rhode Island, is courting the big, big dollar in Mexico. Vice President Hendricks Is said to kiss all the pretty girls. He is a man of exceedingly good taste. Ex-Governor Hubbard, of Texas, the new United States Minister to Japan, weighs 380 pounds. Colonel Thomas P. Ochiltree is ad vised by an admirer to apply for a job as a Government light-house. President Cleveland finds the pressure of business prevents ms re tiring when the chickens go to roost. Jay Gould is said to be 90 fond of it that he sometimes forgets the letter "u" in his name when signing checks. Carl Schurz smiles contentedly be cause his brother-in-law, Edmund Jussen, has been appointed Consul General to Vienna. Judge WiUon, the new Senator from Maryland, sent two door-bells to his colleague, Mr. Gorman. The Judge is considered a wag. General Phil Sheridan has forgot ten the basbfu! days when he was a lieutenant. Nothing short of red paint will make him blush now. Minister to Turkey Cox does not strut when he walks, neither does he gobble his food, but he gets redin tbe face when he gets off a good joke. Marti o Farquar Tupper is over whelmed with financial obligations. He should add to bis collection of maxims the philosophical reflection, "In the midst of life we are in debt." Eugene Field says : " The news paper wood-cuts of General Barrios represent that benighted revolution ist as the possessor of facial features that would make a St. Louis horse car driver grow green with envy.'' Bismarck is éaid to be conspicuous for his bald head and massive cheek. In the latter that illustrious Teuton can fairly claim kinship with a patent medicine vendor, a book-seller or a lightning-rod calculator. ABOUT W0ME«. Miss Ellen. Terry likes English walnuts. Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe writes a firm hand. Mrs. Pamelka, of Chatfield, Miun., has reached her 105lh year. A Brooklyn lady is training her pet'pug dog to skate on rollers. Mile. Rhea had a real nice time at the White House tbe other day. Sarah Bernhardt's smile is so thin that it is not easily photographed. Miss Ellen Terry dreads a sea voyage. She can't endure swells. Miss Cleveland is praised for hav ing waived White House etiquette, and made several informal calls. Dr. Mary Walker would not buy an Easter bonnet. She thinks they are too awfully horrid for anything. Kate Field is never at a loss for a word. If she can think of none to express her meaning she coins one. Mrs. Ingersoll is said to be a lady of great mental endowment, and an ardent believer in Bob's religious no tions. Japanese. girls are said to have small, plump hands, and to use their finger-nails a9 pens when writing love-letters. It is said that large mouths are the present fashion for women. Utah girls can now come to the front with their broadest smiles. It is said the first symptom of in sanity in a woman is a disposition to be silent. Yet no sensible man con siders Becky Jones insane. The Empress Eugenie's memoirs in book form will soon be issued. They may prove to be more thrilling than the diary of Queen Victoria. Vassar girls are gleeful over the prospect of having a grand gymna sium. When their muscles are fully developed, they may be able to con trol tbe matrimonial market. Queen Victoria never eats cake. Women with many grown-up daughters will find this rule an excel lent one, as it prevents the dear girls from insisting that their mother shall taste every indigestible compound they concoct.— Philadelphia Call. Salvation Army Mobbed. Sacramento, May 20.— The Sal vation Army had a graßd gathering last night, delegates being present from the different cities of tbe State. After the parade through the city, they weDt to the Sixth street church, where it was the intention to hold an all-night prayer. While the Salva tionists were engaged in their exer cises, the church was invaded by a crowd of several hundred men and boys who mobbed the Salvationists, wrecked tbe .church, smashing the windows and everything moveable. The Salvationists fled from the build ing. Tbe mob followed, attacked them in the streets, and many mem bers, male and female, were severely injured. The entire police force was called out and after some difficulty succeeded in dispersing the mob. No arrests are reported. Cheap School Books. Chicago, May 20.— Colonel James J. Ayres, Superintendent of the Cal ifornia State Printing Office, is among tbe arrivals at the Palmer House. The object ot Colonel Acres' mission to Chicago is the purchase of presses and machinery for the print ing of the text books of the Califor nia public schools which was pro vided for by an amendment to the State Constitution and an act of tbe Legislature appropriating $170,000 for the purpose of carrying out the work. The text books are to be fur nished to the school children at cost prices, and as there are 225,000 pu pils iu California, it will be seen that tbe undertaking of the State is one of considerable magnitude. NATIONAL CONFERENCE Tarions Subjects of Interest Under Discussion at the Atlanta» Georgia, Convention. Another Fearfcl Domestic Tragedy Occurs in Hew York—Arrest of the Perpetrator. Atlanta, May 20. — In the Na tional Commercial Convention, Bur well's paper on reciprocity in trade created a lively running debate, which was renewed with vigor on re convening In the afternoon. Mr. Hirt, ot Virginia, and Mr. Vinton, of Indiana, opposed the reciprocity treaties on the ground that they fostered speculation and in dividual interests. Mr. McClurg, of Ohio, said there was no such thing as raw material, xeither was there over-prodnetion. Reciprocity treaties ought to be avoided, because they cripple tbe natural trade. Mr. Voienoff, of Kentucky, said England, having failed at reciprocity, was now trying conquest, as witness to all the wars in Egypt, which were conquer trade aud to impose English goods upon those who would not otherwise have them. Germany is resorting to conquest and protection. We are trying to get other nations to take oar goods without our accept ing any of theire in exchange, which of course keeps our goods at home and gives rise to the theory of "over production." The subject was here dropped and ■' i: "D ' the question considered: "Does the public interest require enactment- by Congress of a uniform bankrupt law?" The vot^ resulted 263 ayes, ooes 153. S. Dana Horton, the Ohio delegate of the United States to the Interna tional Monetary Conferences of 1878 and 1881, next sustained the affirma tive of the resolution looking to the stoppage of the coinage of silver. Han key, of Colorado, took issue with Horton, not as to the principles, but to the methods. He spoke on the subject for half an hour, and the Convention took a recess. In the evening session, G. G. Sims, member of Congress for Colorado, took up the discussion as to the sus pension of silver coinage, which he opposed. The Convention here suspended further discussion ot the silver ques tion to hear General John B. Gordon discuss the subject: "Does the public interest require national control of railway transportation?" JEALOUS REVENGE. Horrible Murder of a 'Woman kg Her Lover. New York, May 20.— At 3 o'clock this morning a Frenchman, who proved to be Louis Francis, was arrested while on his way to North river, bearing on his back a bag con taining the mutilated corps of a woman who had been murdered. A policeman was attracted by Francis' mysterious manner as he moved along weighed down by his ghastly burden, aud he was stopped and asked what the bag contained. The Frenchman refused to give any explanation and attempted to move on,but the officer insisted upon being informed as to the contents of the sack, and took Francis into custody. He then seized Francis by the arm whereupon he dropped the bag and its contents upon the sidewalk. The officer upon opening the end of the sack found it contained the muti lated CORPSE OF A WOMAN. The body was doubled up and in almost a nude conditon. Tbe police man upon making a closer examina tion found unmistakable evidence of the fact that tbe woman had been murdered. There were ghastly wounds about the head aud also on the trunk. Francis wben asked for an explanation of the mysterious affair, and after recovering from his confusion, declared that the corpse was that of his wife, and that she had died a natural death. Being without the means necessary to defray tbe expenses of a funeral he had con ceived the idea of carrying the corpse to tbe river and throwing it in. Francis again shouldered the bag and bore tbe mutilated corpse to the police station where he was plaoed under arrest. He is about 38 years ot age. Louis Francis TELLS THE FOLLOWING STORY : "Yesterday I foundja valuable dog, which my wife afterwards lost. I reproached my wife for losing him, and she swore at me. At half-past seven last night she sent me out for beer. When I came back I found a man named William Welch in the room with her. Welch works in the same shop with me. She sat on my lap and dissed me, then she threw the glass at me then a can. She then went out. Then Welch and I walked out half a block and then I left him to come home. When I came back she was lying on the floor dead. I waited an hour, thinking she would revive. She did not, and I do not know what was the cause of her death. She told me before she died that she did not care for me, but she liked the man who put up wine for her. He is Leopold Saconvllle, and he lives with Mrs. Lynch on Broad way. After I found my wife was dead I took 16 cents and WENT OUT AND GOT DRUNK. In half an hour I came back and put her in the bag to throw her in the river." The woman is not Francis' wife. She was Selina Fehol, 39 years old, with a son 18 years of age who lives in Boston. Francis, who is one year vounger than bis paramour, has worked for some time in the French polishing marble yards. Three months ago tbe couple moved into the apartments where the crime was committed. Francis lived on the ground floor in a rear structure. His three rooms were comfortably fur nished and neatly kept. The parties were persons in appearance above the average in th e neighborhood, but both drank freely of beer, the man often to excess. THEY QUARRELED FREQUENTLY. Two weeks ago in one of his con vivial moods, he beat and kicked her while she was on the flew«. Upon 1 iking her np he wee heard by the I ants in tbflhonee to say: "I gueas I have finished yon this tune." ly of Selina Fehol lay in the police station this morning it had the appearance of ones having been that of a pretty woman. EVsn traces of dissipation could not destroy this impression. She was of delicate complexion, large expressive, blue eyes, thick, wavy' light brown hair, and petite in figure, log 100 pounds. On the corpse were itheK* skirt and embroidered night drees. About her neck was twisted A silk handkerchief, and about the throat were lines of diaooloration and marks of finger nails. It waa evident that she had been strangled to death by .......... d the twisting of a handerchlef aroum her throat. A NAUGHTY HUBBY. WklehWM Ute Warst— His Wife or aa Alarm ot Fire! San Francisco Chronicle. It may not be true that every woman who marries a red headed man should be peculiarly distrustful, but it is certain that many of the male members of the great family of Rufus will bear a good deal of watching when they are away from home. So, at least, Mrs. S. E. Ewing, of Oak land, has found. The story of how she found this out, how and what was the result of her discovery, is as follows: About eight months ago Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Ewing eame to Alameda county from a place called Lake View, near Canon City, ' where tbe husband held the responsible position of Superintendent of the slopes of Mount Dayidson. Tbe cou ple got on as well as most couples do, and the only reason of their migra tion from ' Nevada to California was the simple fact that the husband lost his position. Arriv ing at Oakland. Ewing procurred a position as agent for the Domestic sewing maehine, at 1152 Broadway. In the retirement of Lake View Samuel E. Ewing had not been sub jected to many temptations, bat among the blondes of Alameda he soon found his heart going a trifle astray. Then it was, too, that he found his wife somewhat in the way and that he proposed, next pressed and finally insisted upon tbe partner of his joys and sorrows paying a visit to the old folks in Iowa. All unsns ctingly Mrs. Ewing left for the distant State in September, 1884. No sooner had she gone than her hus band developed an extraordinary fondness for dance halls and parties, wherein, as he expressed it, he had the opportunity of "squeezing the pretty girlB' waists.'' A TRAP FOR THE WIFE. It was all right as long as this fond ness was general in its bestowal, but It was not long before he happened on one whose waist he liked to squeeze above all others. The intimacy grew apace, the two found that a third person would be in the way, and so it was arranged that the exile in Iowa bad better remain where she was. Ewing accordingly "eon March wrote a letter to his wife < 15th, commenced it curtly, without even a " Dear Wife," and closed it without a signature. He told her that he was in great trouble—that he " was in a scrape," in fact, with a customer of the company, and that he would soon have to leave Cali fornia and go he did not know .where. The letter was written, of course, with the intention of bringing his wife to the desperate conclusion that, under the trying circumstances, the best thing that she could do would be to stay where she was and leave her disgraced husband to shift for him self. Mrs. Ewing was, however, ot an entirely different metal. No sooner, had she read the letter than she packed up her trunk and came directly back to California. Just twelve nights after Ewing had written the decoy note to bis wife be was sleeping in tbe back room of the store, on Broadway, when he waa awakened by loud rapping at the door. He rushed there in abbreviated S rments, thinking it was a fire, and ind instead, that it was his wife. A RETURN AND ITS RESULT. It is a toss-up which of the two— the tire or the wife—he looked upon as the greater evil, but it is certain that he made no particular effort to welcome back Mrs. Ewing as hus bands are generally supposed to wel come those better halves who have been absent tor half a year. "Few and short were the words they said," and it was without any Gladstonian parley that Mrs. Ewing announced tbat she had come back to find out the woman wbo was going to drive her husband out of the State. On this quest she at once entered, and though it was not long before she came to the conclusion that Mr. Ew ing had too successfully covered up his tracks in that direction to allow of running down the quarry, she made such other discoveries that she retired from the ohase, convinced that her husband was a bold, bad man, and that despite his fifty years he has been "carrying on" like a Don Juan in the full tide of lusty youth. A suit for divorce was commenced on May 7th and two days after a decree was granted on the grounds of adultery. Ewing made no defense, in fact no defense was possible. What little money he had been possessed of had gone in riotous living, so that the question of alimony did not enter into the suit, Mrs. Ewing thinking the re lease from her too gay spouse victory enough for one contest. The divorce was granted by Judge Hamilton aud extraordinary precautions were taken to keep the secret " out of the the papers." But Mrs. Ewing in sisted on publicity and it is from the information furnished by her, sup ported by documentary evidence, that the account has been written. Crushed to Death. Tuesday afternoon Jack Williams, one of the drivers for J. T. Morphy A Co., met with a sudden and painful death, on "Dead Man's hill," about four miles from Glendale. Williams was coming down the hill with about 17,000 pounds in the wagons, and was attending to the brake, wben it gave way, and the unfortunate man was thrown under the wheels, and one of the wagons passed over his body, completely crashing him. He died about fifteen minutes after being hurt, and in that brief period suf fered terrible agony.