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VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. The County Bill Knocked Out. BULKELEY'S BILL DEFEATED. Death ot a Promiuent Jurist—A Slight Shock of Earth quake at, Eureka. Special Dispatch to the Herald.J Sacramento, March 3.—The Capitol presented a lively appearance to-day. The galleries aud lobby were crowded. This waa caused by the iuterest in Glenn's County bill. On the second reading tho bill was oppißed, principally by Goucher. He accused Boggs of using the State prison patronage to get votes for the bill. He wanted Boggs to ask for a committee to investigate the charges. Boggs declined. He will take his chances with his constituents. The bill refused a second reading, 19 ayes, 20 noes. The debate lasted two hours. Goucher changed from aye to no and moved a reconsideration. A big sack has been used by both sides. The result on the reconsideration is doubtful. The Senate adjourned until 1:30 to-give an opportunity to the Finance Committee to consider the Appropriation bill, which will probably be reported back to the Senate to-morrow amended. Tho As sembly is in session reading bills out of order. It is not decided yet when tho Legislature will arij turn, but it will be perhaps next Wednesday. The Finance Committee ia still in session. EX.JISIII.K lUUKEE. Death of a Prominent Jurist in Oakland. San Francisco, March 3.—Samuel McKee, ex Justice of the Supreme Court of California, died at bis residence at Oakland at 11 o'clock last night. Turee weeks ago Judge McKee visited the City of Mexico, and during the trip contract ed a cold, and at Sau Diego he had an attack of cholera morbus. Ho returned homo a week ngo fe.eltnp very ill. Tors day last he took to his bed, owing to a complication of pneumonia,congestion of the lungs and kidney complaint. His, previous sickness had weakened him, aud be was therefore unable to stand an attack of these new diseases. lie was conscious to the last minute. He leaves n wife and seven children. His term of oflice on the Supreme bench expired January Ist last. He had served six years and was prominently mentioned as a probublo successor to the late Chief Justice Morrison, who died yesterday. STATED AND DENIED. Rumor of the Sale of a Narrow Uauge Road to the C, It. dc Q. San Francisco, March 3 —It ia stated to-day that the South Pacifio Coast Railroad, a narrow-gaugo line from San Francisco to ranta Cruz, controlled by Senator James Fair, baa been sold to the Chicago, Burlington and Quiucy road. It is also annouueed that this road is pushing a plan for a through route to San Francisco aa fust as possible. The representative of the Chicago, Burlington and Qulney road in thia city denies that auy sale has been effected. A Slight Earthquake. Eureka, Nev., March 3.—A slight shock of earthquake was felt at 1:45 this afternoon. No damage occurred. The Weather. San Francisco, March 3.—Rain is reported falling at Gilroy and Santa Rosa. Fifty-two hundredths of an inch of rain fell in thia city during the past twenty-four hours. It is still showering. Indications for the twenty-four hours commencing at 4 A. sr. March 4th: For California: Clearing wentber. Rain is repotted falling at Napa, Red ding, Ahtiooh, Visalia, Merced, Auder eoo, Rutherford aud Rio Vista. No Successor to be Appointed. Sacramento, March 3.—lt is stated that as a Constitutional amendment has passed one House and will probably pass tbe other, and will be voted upon by the people in April, providing that here after members of the Supreme Court shall select a Chief Justice from among their number, the Governor will not probably appoint a successor to Chief Justice Morrison until after the amend ment is voted on by the people. Int-resting to «;rape Planter*. San Francisco, Maroh 3.—The Mer chant to-morrow will publish a long let ter from C. A. Wetmore, of the Inter- State Vitieultural Committee, to growers throughout tbe State. Tbe object of the letter is to instruct intending grape planters how to make the beat selections and how best to combine them in order to reach the best results in wine making. Want a Pacific Coast man. Portland, Maroh 3.—The Board of Trade, at a special meeting, passed a resolution asking President Cleveland to appoint a Pacific Coaßt man on the Inter State Commission. The resolution was telegraphed to the President. Bailors' Wages Raised. San Francisco, March 3.—The Board of Coast Sailors has raised the rate of sailor wages as follows: To bar harbors, $35 per month; to outside parts, $40; to Hawaiian Islands, 130. This is an advanoe of $5 all around. Incendiary l ire. Winnemucca, March 3.—The flour mill was burned thia morning. It was owned by Grier Boys, of El Paso, Tbe loss is $20,000 and the insurance $SOOO. The tire is supposed to have been incen diary. Bound to Do His Work. Sacramento, Maroh 3. — Senator Vrooman was brought into the Senate chamber to-day and had to be sustained' with stimulants. He has temporarily lost his voice; Democratic Nominee for the mayoralty. Sacramento, March 3J.—The Demo cratic City Convention to-night nomin otod the present incumbent, John Q. Brown, for Mayor. The Irish Police. London, March 3.—At a late hour the vote asked for the Irish Police was agreed t0—246 to 121. The cases of G. R. Simpson, Tom Johnson et al., the alleged gold-brick swindlers, has been set for Marcti 9th for examination by Justice Austin. THE LEGISLATURE. THE SENATE. Sacramento, March 3. — Glenn's County bill was refusod a Btcond reading thia afternoon by a vote of 20 to 19. Goucher changed his vote and gave notice of reconsideration. THE ASSEMBLY. On reconsideration to-day tho Assem bly passed the Telegraph Hill claims by a vote of 41 to 37. A resolution of regret at the death of ox-Justice McKee was adopted and a committee appointed to report suitable memorial resolutions. It was also re solved that when the Honae adjourn it do so out of respect to Judge McKee's memory. A resolution reported by the Special investigating Committee to declare the position of Ray G. Falk, Assistant Minute Clerk, vacant was the special order for this afternoon. Speaker Jor dan stated that tbe testimony had not been printed, and the State Printer in formed him that it would not be ready until noon to morrow. Hyde moved to make the report the special order for to-morrow at 12-30 P. K. Carried. To-night the bill to pay Amelia Pfieffer $17,000 for water appropriated from her land at Berkeley was defeated on the second reading. Thia is the bill lawyer Hulke ley tried to bave advanced on the tiles. Will Remain on Duty at the White House. SAVED THEIR NECKS. The Rights of American Fishers are to ho Protected and Defended. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Washington, March 3.—Tne Presi dent has decided not to go to the capitol to-morrow for the purpose of passing on measures which may be passed by Con gress during the last hours of its srssion. He advised the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of his decis ion in this respect only last evening, and added that tbe Executive office would remain open all night and day to tbe hour of adjournment, at 1 to-morrow, for the consideration of all matters re quiring executive action. In accord ance with this plan tbe President aud moat of the members of bis Cabinet will remain on duty at the White House neatly all night, in consideration of the large number of important bills which passed the Senate yesterday. SAVED THEIR NECKS. Two liidlonsi (Saved from the I.allows lit rough a Doubt. Washington, March 3.—The Presi dent has commuted the death sentence in tbe ease ot John Washington aud Simmons Wolff, two Seminole Indians, to imprisonment for life. Tiiese I drum wtre convicted of rape on the person of a white woman in Indian Territory and were sentenced to be hanged Febru ary sth, last. The President granted a respite nnlil March 4th nnd has vow commuted tbe sentence. His action was based on a doubt as to the guilt of the Indians APPROVED. The Passage of the Edmunds Bill the Cause of Rejoicings. Washington, March 3.—The Presi dent to-day approved the act authorizing the President of the United States to protect and defend the rights of Ameri can fishing vessels in British dominions of North America. Gloucester, Mass., March 3.—There is great rejoicing in this city to-day among owners and fishermen over the the passage of Edmunds' bill. At noon all the bells were ringing, colors hoisied and guns fired. SPOHTINU NEWS. Tips In Regard to the Races at Sheepshead Bay. New Youk, March 3 - The Turf.Field and Farm in its issue to-day says: Ad vices bave beeu received by Secretary Lawrence from E. J. Baldwin declaring Volante and Mollie McCarthy's Lust out of the Suburban and Bay Ridge handi caps. With Troubadour and Volante declared off, The Bird is now the top weight for the Suburban at. 120 pounds, Birnum next at 121, Hid.lgo third at 120, and Jim Gray fourth at 119. The withdrawal of Baldwin's pair leavea the Santa Anita stable without a represent ative in the b'g handicap', these two having been the only ones entered by Baldwin. It also leaves Isaac Murphy open to an engigement for the event, should IS >ld witi's stable b- at Sheeps bead Bay at the time. Preciosa has also been withdrawn by Haggiu from the Suburban and Bay Ridge handicaps at Shecpshead Bay; also from the Brookdale and Brook lyn Jockey Club handicaps at Prospect Park. Ban AH, should he start with Hamilton to pilot him, ought to be about as good as anything in the race. The sporting editor of the Mail and Express says: "For the Brooklyn handicaps I fancy Hidalgo very much. Odda are against him now at 30 to 10, There is every indication that he will be a starter. Distance and weight suit him and of course Haggin would like to win. He is good on a dry or wet track. He is a horse of exceeding gameness and high quality, aud if ho should be got ready early in the season he ought to be very hard to beat. As a weight carrier he baa few superiors, and all the turf goers will admit hia speed. There is no horse in the race that has at this time a brighter chance for winning the honors." A RAILROAD eONPEUENCE. Now Tariff for Passengers and freight to be Prepared. New Yokk, Maroh 3.—One of tho most important and largely attended conferences of the transcontinental rail road managers ever held in this city was closed to-day. It was held iv the North ern Pacitic office and lasted two days. The roads represented were the Central Paoifie, Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, Missouri Pacitic, Atchison, Topeka and Sauta Fe and Southern Pacifio. They wire represented by Presidents C. F. Adams, Robert Harris, C. P. Hunting ton, Charles F. Croker, Wm. B. Strong and Jay Gould, and Traffic Managers Kimball, Towne and Calloway. The Vice-Presidents of some roads and coun sellors Gray of the Northern Pacific, and Sidney Dillon and Tweed of tho Southern Pacifio were also present. The conference discussed tbe questions, first, aa to the requirements of the Inter-State Co.nmerce bill and, sec ond, how transcontinental roads can get into harmony with the law and the de mands of public Bentiment. Tbe result of their deliberations was that two tariffs for freight and passenger business should be prepared; one under the long haul clause and the other under the short olause, aa they are understood by the roada. These tariffs nre to take effect April sth and arc to be submitted to the Inter-Stale Railroad Comtniasion ers within a reasonable time after their appointment is announced. A oommit tee waa also appointed to prepare, under advice of counsel, a memorial to the luter-State Commission setting forth tho interpretation of the law as arrived at by the transcontinental railroads, und solioiting tho iipprovnl of the tariffs if their provisions shall meet with the views of tbe Commissioners. The San Jose charter waa passed. A bill appropriating $2000 ns a con tingent fund for the pay of officers of the Assembly was read three timea and passed. A bill directing tho payment of claims against the State left uupaid by reason of SupretneCourtClerk McCarthy's defalca tion, waa passed. News Notes. Rev. Dr. Schroiber will lecture this evening at 7:30, in tbe Synagogue, in German. O. H. Bliss reporta the rainfall from the night of the 2d to the morning of the 3d, at 8 a. m., .27 inches. William Brown reporta tbe loss of a black mare with a white stripe on her face. She was 9 years old. Tho case of Jim Ash, chargod with battery upon Harry Chandler, will come up before Justite Austin this morning, at 10 o'clock. The First-street car line will com mence running either to day or to-mor row. A car waa run over the route yesterday to test the track. The overland train from the north on the Southern Pacifio railroad was delayed some six hours yeaterday by an engine being derailed at Southside. Tbe slow lazy rainfall that commenced on Wednesday evening, left a precipita tion of .20 inches up to yesterday morn ing, according to the register of Mr. C. Ducommun, Horace Bell has sued out warrrnta of I arrest for G. Wiley Wells, B. A. Steph ens and A. M. Thornton. The full com plaint ia published elsewhere iv this iasue of tho Herald. Duriog the month of February the receipts of the postoflice of Los Angeles amounted to $6337.70, with expeueos aggregating only $2147.50, or about 31 per cent, of the receipts. Mr. Frank O. Wilkinson had the mis fortune day before yesterday to lose his lovely baby boy and namesake. Mr. Wilkinson baa tbe sympathy of a large circle of friends at his irreparable lo»s. It ia reported tbat the coutract for grading tho new line of the Southern Pacific railroad from Shorb's switch has been let through Pasadena, to W. Thompson, and work will be commenced at once. Phillip Williams, who was convicted of misdemeanor committed in Pomona, xas released on habeas corpus proceed ings yesterday by Judge Brunson on account of defects in the commitment to the county jail. Louis R ( '. Neely, who was arrested on Tuesday night for obtaining money by means of forged notes, was held to an swer yesterday by Justice Austin on three charges of forgery, with bail set at $2000 altogether. Mr. F. B. Fanning, of the County Clerk's office, returned yesterday from San Diego, where he went to aesist Professor Farini in a grand concert. He reports that the house was crowded and huudreds turned away. John Hutton, who waa arrested in Eaat Los Angeles for exhibiting bis per son to children, was found guilty yes terday aud will be sentenced to day. Hutton sa d he waa crazy and imagined himself iv tho "Garden of Eden." Salisbury Haley filed a paper in the case of Salisbury Haley against his wife, Presentacion B de Haley, petitioning the court to restrain her from disposing of ber property until he had recovered a judg ment of $1500 which he gained in 1886, Robert Warren and John Touser, charged with embezzling $10 from a brother-vender of wares on the rail, were examined yesterday afternoon in Justice Austin's court and were dis charged on account of the insufficiency of the evidence. The regular meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union will be held this afternoon at the South Meth odist Church on Fort street, near Fifth, at 2:30 P. M Mrs. Carse of Chicago, President of the W. T. P. A., and Col. Woodford will be present. William Norling, while under the in fluence of liquor yesterday, rode a horse down Second street and narrowly escaped running over several ladies. Fortunately the horse swerved at the oorner of Spring and threw Norling iv the mud. He waa put in a cell to sober up. James Patterson, Edward Davis and Jas. A. Wilson were arrested early this morning by Officers Woodward, Collins and Decktnan, on a charge of robbery for relieving H. C. Coe of $12 in front Brown's saloon on Los Angeles street. Two of the alleged robbers are ouo-armcd men. The drawing-room recital, for the ben efit of Mrs. M. E. Hill, will take place at Ellis College this evening. Mrs. Bernard Donnelly, a lady of great local oelebrity in Kansas City, haa volunteered to give a vooal solo. Many of onr leading society ladies have taken this recital under their anspices, and a large attendance and n very enjoyable evening may be looked for. Unfavorable to I aircbild. Washington, March 3.—lt is stated at the White House that Secretary Man ning's successor will not be appointed for several days yet. This is regarded as unfavorable to the promotion of Assist ant Secretary Fairchild. FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH 4. 1887. EASTERN. Two DIM* Becnme Law Without the Presidential Signature. Washington, March 3.—The bill for tbe redemption of the trade dollar and the Anti-Polygamy bill have become laws without the President's signature by reason of the expiration to-night of the Constitutional limitation of ten days within which be should have returned tbe bills to Congress, iv oase of disap proval. Both bills were carefully con sidered by the President.iand while they contained some provisions to which be preferred not to commit himself, he was unwilling to defeat the objects of Ihe measures by veto. Bills Approved by Cleveland. Washington, March 3. —The Presi dent haß approved the Indian Appropri ation bills, to establish agricultural ex periment stations in connection with the college established under act of July, 1862; an act to provide for the location and erection of a branch Home for Dis abled Volunteer Soldiers west of the Rocky mountains; an act relating to contested elections; an act granting the right of way through Indian Terri tory to the Chicago, Kansas and Ne braska railroad. CONUIIESSIONAI,. THE*SENATE. Washington, March 3.—ln explana tion of thu action of the Senate confer ence, Allison said that in order to come to an ngreemout they had to postpone several appropriations which the Sen ate deemed necessary. For instance, they had ,o consent to the reduction by one-half of the provision to complete the international survey of the Mexican border, and the same as to the survey between British Columbia and Alaska. So, too, ths Senate con ferees had been obliged to surrender large appropriations lor public build ings, ns for instance one at Los Angeles, California, which had been cut down from $150,000 to $75,000. The appropriation for hMdwork had been cut down from $218,000 to $160,000. In these surrenders the expendilureo were only postponed. They would have to be provided for next year or the year after. The Legislative, Executive and Ju dicial Appropriation bill was passed. The conference report on the Sundry Civil bill was agreed to. Mr. Allison, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported back the House bill appropriating $6,900,000 for tbe payment of pensions of the Mexican war, which was pasted. Tbe Sen ate then took from the calendar the House bill to amend sections 5191 and 5192 of the Revised Statutes § (with an at endmcut in the nature of a substitute). The sub stitute provides that wherever three fourths of the National banks of a city of 50,000 population Shall apply to tbe Comptroller of the Currency to bave the name of that city added to the list of "reserved oities," na lied in Sec tions 5191 nnd 5192 of tlie Revised Statutes, tne Comptroller shad bave the authority to grant such a request, but the banks must keep in their vaul's at least twenty-five per cent, of their deposits. In like manner and on like ■ouditions, cities with 200,000 popula tion may become, like New \ork, places for bankaof redemption, or "cen tral" cities, ns provitled in section 5195. Mr. Williams moved to add San Fran cisco to the latter class of cities. Agreed to. The bill passed and a conference was asked, On motion of Wilson, of lowa, the vote of last evening by which the bill to amend the notion in reference to the jurisdiction of the United States courts was passed was reconsidered, and a vote agreeing to the Ciillom amendment, fixing tbe salaries of Judges nt $5000 and prohibiting the appointment of rel atives of Judges as court officials was also reconsidered and then tho bill was passed aud a conference asked. Plumb presented a conference report on the bill to adjust the railroad land grants heretofore unadjusted. Agreed to. the house. Morrow, of California, moved to sus pend the rules and pass the Senate bill appropriating $350,000 for the purchase of a site for a postoflice at San Fran cisoo. Agreed to. Blonnt, of Georgia, reported a further disagreement of tne Conference Commit tee on the Postoflice Appropriation bill. Bingham, of Pennsylvania, moved that tbe House recede from its disagree ment to tbe Senate amendment relative to tbe compensation for the carrying of foreign mails to South and Central America, known aa the subsidy amend ment. Lost, yeas 98, noes 137. A fur ther conference was ordered. Undelivered Messages. There are undelivered telegrams at the Telegraph office, 17 N. Main St., for J. H. Badett, Mrs. C. H. Law, Elizabeth J. Tiffany, E. S. Pike (2), M. A. Rosen thall, J. J. Gosper. L. F. Morau, A. B. Nash, Frank C. Thompson, ogent of the S. P. Taylor & Co.; Eugene Spike, G. VV. Reynolds, Mrs. Lizzie Smith, Geo. D. Whitcomb, C. J. Jones, Chas. 8. Schvir, Henry Limkin, John Smith, P. Mirandette, H. Asbermin, Cornelius Kurtz, L. H. Morris, Albert Soper. Personal Mention. T. J. Cuddy went to Santa Ana yea terday. Hon. H, M. Willis, of San Bernardino, was in the city yesterday on a business trip. Wm. Thomas, the fruit-buyer, went to Riverside yesterday to clean up the orange crop. Tbe Misses Lizzie and Mary Cruz, ac companied by their aunt, Mrs. M. F. Coronel, left for San Francisco last night. Mrs. Wm. Johnson, wife of ex-Sena 'or Johnson, and her daughter, Miss Matio Johnson, returned to their homo at Sacramento yesterday. Bold Burglars. Yesterday afternoon while Casper El mer was absent from his rooms at No 07 Wilmington street, some unknown persons entered them and left them in a very disordered condition. When Mr. Elmer returned at 9 o'clock last even ing, he found hia trunks had been broken open and their contents scat tered over the floor. After cirefully collecting his effects he found that there were missing several black dresses, a la dy's long gold chain, a blue flannel suit, a pair of gold earrings and other arti cles of less value. The police have been informed, and a reward has been offered I for the recovery of the goods. NEW LAWS. KANSAS FASHIONS. Two Towns in Arms Against Each Other. A TRUCE SINCE SUNDAY. But the Ball will A grain Open on Thursday at the County Election. Associated Press Dispatches to the Heual d Denver, Col., March 3—A Wallace, Kansas, special to the News says that the eituation of the Coronado-Leoti war remains unchanged. Both towns are surrounded by strong crowds of armed men, who permit no one to enter. The men in both towns sleep with their guns, and after gaining admission, a stranger finds a Winchester at every tnrn. They stand in doorways, and merchants bring their guns to wait on customers. Men patrol the streets of the city all day and night. The county surrounding is as bad as the towns, and about aa equally divided. Coronado sympathizers for the most part are in town with their ammunition and guns, and a Coronado man said to-day tbat within an hour 500 men cculd be recruited in town ready to defend it with their lives. At Leoti the cry is for revenge. The citizens are aa excited as they were the day following the shooting, and as they are unanimous in their determination to back Coronado at the first opportunity this chance will probably be offered them on Thursday next, when the county election occurs. Immediately after the shooting on Sunday some man from Leoti came to Wallace and secured all the guns and ammunition they could get, aud representatives of Coronado went on a similar mission to Garden City, so that both towns are well equipped with ammnuition for war, wuich every man believes will oc cur before the thing is settled. The Leoti population, which has been re cruited by their county people, is looked to fur the first move and the Coronado men will act on the defensive. Kich town has plans, but they are in too chaotic a state for logical results. Since Sunday there have been no hostile ac tions beyond the harmless firing of guns. At Leoti whisky and beer is freely im bibed and further trouble is probable. Ihe county Sheriff, John Edwards, who is a Leoti man, has not made an attempt to arrest the transgressors, as he knows that such an effort would cost him his life. He hss twelve warrants, but md-ss the State authorities lend the assistance of a couple of comvanies of militia they will never be served, and eveu then Coronados say that the men will never be taken alive. It waa reported at the Hotel Vendome in Coro nado that the Governor bad been appealed to for aid by Leoti, but no intormation has been received here to \ tbat effect. Charlie Coulter and Bill Raynes, the ring leaders of the Leoti crowd, went over to Coronado on Sunday morning and drank considerable whisky and beer. Coulter, who was a desperado of the worst type and who is the fourth of a family of Leotites, who- die with their boots on, promised to return the beer he con sumed. He and Riynes returned to Leoti, got the beer and five compan ions, three of whom were anne 1, and re turned in a wagon and a buggy. They visited the druggist, who was sick in bed, and mide him get up. Coulter ordered him to dance, aud fired his gun at hia feet to make him obey. The drug gist, however, offered to treat if Coulter would lower his gun. The offer was ac cepted by the men, who then went into the street, aud, according to the story, began firing indiscriminately. Coulter did most of the shooting. A Coronado man was struck over the head with the butt of Coulter's gun. The Loomis broth ers interfered and requested the l.eotiinan to stop abusing the citizens. For bis reply ConTer turned on both the Loom ises and struck at them. He performed an old plait sman's tritk by hitting Bob Loomis over the head and shooting John Loomis in the leg at the same time. John was standing back of Bob and, as Coulter fired, he sprang forward and clinched with him. The Leoti crowd, according to the story of the Coronado men, then began tiring at two citizens who were running up the street. A dozen Coronado men who had gath ered in tbe street then opened fire and Coulter seemed the target for tbem all. Tbe firing only continued a moment and when tho smoke cleared away Raynes, Coulter and Watkins, who were on the pavement, had fallen to the ground dead. Of the other men who were in the wagon, James Dunning and Johnson were seriously wounded. A. M. Bosey, the seventh man of the Leoti orowd, escaped without any injury. The state ment that the bodies of the dead men were permitted to lie on the street uutil midnight is denied by tbe Coronado men and sustained by those of Leoti. There were fourteen bullets in Coulter's body snd Raynes was wounded in eleven places, every wound of which would have been fatal. The two Loomis boys were only slightly wounded. Jenness,it is thought will die, but Johnson and Dun ning will recover. Johnson, who is the least injured and not dead as reported, aid he and hia companions went to Coronado at the invitation of some friends. Tbey were having a little fun in the streets and probably fired a few shots, but harmed no one. He ac knowledged that some in tbe crowd had been drinking, but none were drunk He alleged that tbe bodies of his dead companions were permitted to lie in the streets nntil midnight on the day following the trouble. Sheriff Edwards is said to have secured warrants for the arrest of the two Loomis brothers and Lilley Tom Allen. He has a warrant also for Postmaster Fowler, who is al leged to have been implicated in tbe shooting from the door of his office. The half-way stage, which connects with tbe conveyance from Leoti and Coronado, left Wallace this merning taking the first mail received there since last Satur day. It returned this evening bringing tbe news of tbe renewal of hostilities. It appears from intelligence at hand that two Leoti men who were not engaged in the trouble Sunday, left their town and started for Coronado. The outposts of Coronado opened fire at once. One of the men is said to bave been shot, and the other's bat was riddled with bullets, and his horse shot. The latter returned to Leoti and told tbe story. Great exoitement followed and a party organized to visit Coronado, but returned before reaching there. The report is confirmed and a general fight may occur there at any moment, although it is probable that both sides may wait uutil Thursday next, when the eleotion occurs, to settle the dispute. The trouble be. tween the two towns is claimed to be ostensibly a political quarrel over tbe merils of eaoh for the locatbn of the county seat, but it is really the result of a cowboy raid, such as frequently occur in \V lcluta oounty. It is reported that two companies of State troops will 1m sent to Wichita county next week, to remain until the eleoliou ia concluded. DarkJAspect of Matters in Europe. QUEEN'S JUBILEE RECEPTION. The Ameer of Afghanistan Seeking to Raise the Holy standard. Booth's Hamlet. The Grand Opera House never before presented so beautiful a sight as it did last night, on the occasion of the repre sentation oiJlamletby thelidwin Bjoth Company. Not only was every station ary seat in the theatre filled, but chairs had been placed wherever room could bo found for them. The and ence was composed of the best people in the city, and the elegant toilets of the ladies gave the auditorinm the appearance of a risiDg part rre studded with beautiful flowers. HamlH has been the subject of greater and more diverse criti cism than any other of Shakespeare's plays. Volumes have been written alone on the subject of "Hamlet's" peculiar phase of mental aberration, and the best critics differ as to whether his deep mel ancholy and philosophical lunacy are madness put on, or a malady of the brain hovering on the borderland of insanity, hut kept within the line of reison by th* dominating purpose of tbe great thongbt which permeates and envelopes his braiu. Mr. Booth seems to have acoepted the latter solution of the problem, and soft ens the asperities of "Hamlet's" mad ness so as to present him at a man whose mind ia given up to one great purpose, running constantly in the same groove, so active in its functions in one direction as to shut out from the table of his memory "all pressures past that youth and observation copied there," and leave the "book and volume of his brain unmixed by baser matter." Heuce, although he feigns at times, for hia owu ends, ebullitions of lunacy, yet, we see, aa Pclonius sees, that there is always "method in his madness." We much prefer this interpretation, for stage purposes, to the manifest alienation giveu to "Hamlet" by Fechter, Edwin Adams, Charles Keene and James An derson. The elder Bootb, we remem ber, had a similar conception of the mental condition of the melancholy Prince as his son. Bat he seldom played "Hamlet"f or the same reason that George Frederiok Cook gave, to-wit: that there waa a oonstant feeling of incon sistency between the contempla tive and the aotive ,in the eccentrio ratiocinations of "Hamlet's" mind. Murdoch was perhaps the finest "Hamlet" the American stage had pro duced up to his time; and there was much in common with his rendition and that of Edwin Bootb. We prefer the latter's however, for the reason that he gives a clearer intellectual light to the role than did Murdoch. Edwiu Booth's personation throughout never jare on the auditor, who cannot be deceived as "Ophelia" is into the belief that his mind is "like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh." At any point in his per sonation he might make his will, and the audience, sitting as a jury, wontd refuse to break it on tho ground of insanity. His interpretation accepted as the correot one for presentation on the stage, he is enabled to give power and cousecutiveness to the action of the piece. We therefore find him always in condition to illustrate the delicate trac eries of the poet's imagination with all the accessories of clear and perspicuous elocution and emphasis. liffeots which Fechter's study of the charac ter would compel him to "gam bol from" are perfectly iv keep ing with the study which Mr. Booth has made of "Hamlet." Iv this the latter secures nn advantage which gives breadth, clearness, consistency and, to our mind,' consecutivenees, to the role, and which add to the effect, completeness and beauty of the piece. The highest test of a good "Hamlet" is iv the reniering of tbat admirable disquisition on death, which Shakespeare borrowed from Cato. Mr. Booth has evideutly made this pas sage tho subject of hia deepest study, and as a result he renders it with an earn est intensity and a manifestation of feel ing which invest it with tbe interest of a Delphian oracle. It comes to us as a new revelation upon a theme sentient with awful interest to every human being. But we bave said perhaps as much as we are called upon to say about Mr. Booth's manner of treatment of "Hamlet." We now desire to touch slightly upon the, evidences presented by last nigbt'a performance ai to the exact status of Sir. Booth's powers at the present time. It has been said by some Eastern critics lately that he had passed the zenith and was on the decline. This, surely, waa not exemplified last night in his intellectual treatment of tbe role. That was certainly up to his highest standard at any portion of bis professional career. His voice was round aud musical, his elocution melodi ous and stately, nnd bis accentuations luminous of the lights and shadows of the interpretation. Then, when we come to judge him in a physi cal sense, he gave the ren dition all the gesture and action—all the grace of movement and elan of anima tion that be could have put into it in what the critics refer to as his palmiest days. These were manifest particularly in bis first meeting with the Ghoat; again when he hud the scene in the closet with bis mother; and again in the closing scene when he finds himself the victim of a foul conspiracy. We therefore dismiss the üßporaion of the critics with the pleasant remark that Edwin Booth is now at his best, physlcially as well as mentally. We cannot close this critique without saying a word in praise of Miss Emma Vader's "Ophelia." It waa a most chaste and beautiful conception of one of the finest roles on the stage. Mrs. Augusta Foster presented tbe Queen in a most acceptable manner, and some of the minor characters, especially the First Grave Digger, were cleverly played. To night: The Merchant of Venice and Katharine and Petruccio. Iv tho latter piece, our people will have a chance to see Mr. Booth in comedy, and to draw a contrast. Manager Wyntt requests ns to say that he has made arrangements to put in seventy-eight extra chairs to-night. Associated Press Dlspatcaes to ths Hekalb London, March 3.—The European prospect ia again black to-day. Tbe worst news ia that the whole Austrian cavalry is massed on the Gallician fron tier. An experienced diplomat give* ft as his opinion that war will not break ont this year. If Russia, he thinks, meant to attack this year, she would be gin earlier. The immediate danger is the Bulgarian revolution. If we escape that, peace may yet be preserved. A LONU BULB, The Queen's Jubilee Reception a Brilliant Affair. London, March 3.—The Queen's first jubilee drawing-room was held to-diy at Buokingham Palace. Her Majesty in in the enjoyment of fine health and spirits. The attendance was greater than at any preceding affair of tbe kind duriog th* long reign of the Queen Cro\rd§ con gregated in tho parka and in the road ways around the Palace numbered many tbousands. Court officials say the re ception was the moat brilliant they erer attended. BIsfIHLLIH 1 The Ameer of Afghanistan Rata, log Troop* for a Holy War. Bombay, March 3.—News received from Afghanistan through native source* shows that the Ameer is making con tinuous efforts to raise a new army. AU boys between the ages of 10 and 18 yean are being drilled for military service, and all who have reached the age of 18 an being enrolled in the army. Tbe Ameer has issued a circular to his subjectetell iag them to prepare for a holy war. It is believed he contemplates war againat Russia. A telegram from Lahore confirm* this report and adds that the sou of tbe ta natiodervish Muski Alum, backed by Tar ahs, Indeers, Utaks, Jokees Tatars, and other tribes bas proclaimed himself ruler of Afghanistan, and has sent the Ameer a defiant letter, threatening to attack him without delay. MATTERS IN 111 I.MARIA. The Revolt Appear* to Assanse a serious Aspect. Paris, March 3.— Telegrams front Bulgaria have been received stating that tbe Silistria garrison occupies a defile before the city, and by virtue of tbe po sition ao held, prevented the passage through the defile of garrisous from Rustchuk and Shumla, oa their way to attack ths revolters at Silistria. Th* opposing forces, the dispatches say, now confront each other, but as yet no con flict has taken place between them. Vienna, March 3.—A report has been received here that the commander of tbe insurgent troops at Silistria, Bulgaria, has been arrested. News from Silistra, however, is both meager aud vague. The Bulgarian troopa who have re volted at Silistria have cut the telegraph wires, delaying the transmission of the details of occurrences there. The troops sent by the government to overpower tbe revolters arrived before Silistra yes terday. Bucharest, March 3. —It is an nounced here that the revolt of troop* at Silistra has been suppressed. During the abaer.ee of the garrison from Rustchuk a revolt took place there. Fit ing has also been heard in the direc tion cf Giurgevo. The communication between Roumania and Bulgaria ha* been stopped. The leaders of the in surgents at Silistria have cross d the Danube and been placed in custody by the Roumanian authorities. The opin ion here is that tbe outbreak at Silistria was merely intended as a diversion to draw the troops from Rjstchnk, which is the real center of the revolt. Tin; KNIUHTS OF LABOR ravorably Looked I pan by the Holy see. Romb, March 3.—lt ia said on author ity that there ia no likelihood that Ihe Holy See will take any other than a most favorable view of the attitnde of Cardinal Gibbons und tbe American bisliot a towards the Knights of Libor. The statements drawn up by the Papal dolegate, letters of certain Amerioan Catholic statesmen to tbe Pope and the personal opinion of Cardinal Manning, all support Cardinal Gibbons. The Pone himself, it is said, favors the aspiration of modern labor. To Prevent Bogus Enterprise*. London, March 3.—lt is rumored tbat the Irish leaders are contemplating the issue of a "no tax" manifesto. The Government is preparing a bill to amend the Limited Liability act so as to pre vent the promotion of bogus enterprises. The Colonial Conference will meet April 4th. French Official* Dismissed. Paris, Maroh 3.—A sensation waa caused here by the publication, in th* Temps, of a dispatch from Cairo, Egypt, stating that all French officials in tbo Khedive's service had been dismissed. still Bnylng Horses. London, March 3 —Horses for mili tary purposes are being purchased ia North Wales by the continental buyer*. John H. Perry, of the Club Theater, says that the smallpox patient, the boy Eddie Dwyer, mentioned aa being taken I from the Club Theater, was formerly | employed in the bouse of amusement, but has not boen there for four weeks and that he was taken to the pesthouse fVom Sainsevain street. Mr. Perry says that had he had any idea that any em ploye of the house was afllioted with tho smallpox he should have notified the authorities and closed the house at once, but to hit knowledge Dwyer hat not been iv the house for weeks. The Smallpox. Health Officer Hagan and Mayor Workman reported two new oases of smallpox yesterday—one iv the new Woollacott building on Spring street, near Third; the other on Center street, near the Gas Works. Both were at onoe removed to the pesihouae. The case in the Woollacott block was a young man who had lately been married, and his young wife refused to be separated from him, and went to the hospital with her husband. The oase on Center street was a Mexican. Both of the cases were re moved before the disease had reached the stage when it becomes contagious. Mr. Jules Roth, of Le Frogret ™. turned yesterday from a short bnaiacaa trip to San Franolsoo. NO. 133. FOREIGN. A Denial.