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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. hotel tU.it. they might draw ou him fur suoh fundi) as were necessary to provide them with proper clothing, aud this evening they are feeliug more comfort able. The fire waa first noticed in the lavatory by J. C. Marshall, of l'niladtli hia The clerk was quickly informed of the fact. He called np a number of ser vants, wbo, thinking they could check the fire without muih trouble and fear iog that a panic might be caused by a ■no den alarm, went to work to extin guish the tiro without rousing the quests. There was no building iv the world better provided with m am of extinguishing fires than was the Hotel del Monte. A hose was plaoed in every 3orndor, fire extinguishers were in every railway, and a magnificent system ot waterworks had been built by tbe com pany at a cost of nearly half a million iollnrs, which was capable of thiowing t stream at a height of one hundred 'eet. Besides this, over twenty thou laud dollars had been expended >n water appliances within tho limbi ng, until, as was believed, iothing had been left undone to secure lutii the building and the guests from oss or accident by fire. In order to su ture an ample supply of water, Charles Jrockei three years ago purchased the ranch which includes the Carmelo river tnd erected an immense reservoir and nains at a cost of $400,000. Tue force if water was so great that if a full head van turned on it would have torn down toy ordinary sized bu lding. When the slerk and his assistants turned on tbe water they were horrified to find that ihe force was so weak as to barely give orth a Bprinkle. They rushed to turn >n additional streams with a similar re mit, showing clearly, as was after, wards mote fully realized, that he water works had been tim bered with. The hallways began to ill with smoke and the employes of the louse found that the fire was spreading, .hough they coald not locate it. Soon t utc.inii! evident that they could not lontrcl the flames, and an alarm was jiven by tho servauts rushing through he halls and calling on the guests to get ip and fly for their lives, for the house vat burning down. Soon the hotel be :ame the sceue of tbe wildtst contusion. Servants were running down the corri lors to awaken the guests and found bat tbe smuko was I), coining denser md deuser. They were almost frantic v their appeals to the guests to come mt. Then men, women and children lushed from tbe rooms, clad only iv heir night clothes and such wraps as hey could sn itch from the,beda. A few tailed to secure their jewels and noney, but the black smoke wbich came rolling along the halls warned them 0 waste no Una iv getting out of the unhung. Down the broad s airways ushed the frightened guests, only to be confronted with a heavy volume of moke and bursts of flames in the lower lour. Tliey had to dash through the moke and fl unos to hud a place of safe y. Many ladies could not summon up courage enough to face the ordeal, and led shrieking to the windows ot tho floor ibove, where their cries for help almost Irove their friends frantic In the neantimu the houk and ladder company connected with the hotel was at york, and ladders were run up to iccond and third stories, down vhich the servants carried the vomen and children, wbo were tiratd to face the smoke and the flame m the lower floor. The clerk, wbo was irst notified of the lira, m .de the most 1 reuuous efforts with li s brigade to put >ut the Bams*, but tbe «at r could not ie got. Mao. get-Schoeuwald,|wbo only resumed charge yesterday, teeing thai he hotel could not be savod, gave orders chat all hands devote themselves to see ug that all guests were taken out and to laving as much of the furniture and dothiug as possible. Soon the servants icgau to throw from the windows beds md bedding and sucb articles as would lot be smashed by a fall The fire was discovered fifteen nitiutes before the alarm was given and ive minutes later the last guest was out jf the house. The horror of the night a a> mudu worse by tbe t.i.oby darkness, 'or after the tire broke out, the gas nain burst and the hotel wes pluugetl iv gloom. The frightened guests hnd aled together on the lawn and beneath the shelter of the trees. The bowling illey and saloon, which are about one hundred yards from the hotel, were giv en up to tbe use ot ladies and children, and ull mattresses and betiding that were laved were placed there for their use. Most of the luggage of guests was in an annex that was the last i art of the building to calch on fire, aud nearly all that was saved, but most of tbe luggage in the main [was lost. Nearly nil things in the safe wore sau ii, All kinds of bric-a-brac and valuables Were scattered about ou the lawn. The male guestd vt orked hard to save what they coul I, but tho heat soon became so intense that they were driven away from the building. There was no win I blowing, or the bowling ulley and stables would have caught too. In less than half an hour the huge building was enveloped iv flames, aud witbiu throe hours was totally consumed, the only vestige now remaining being the brick chimneys. The total loss, including losses of guests, will probably reach $1,500,000. The only guest who was at all injured was Captain Scott, a Boston oapit .list, who burned his hands in a too rapid deshent on a rope from tho window of the room he occupied. From the fact that the water iv the pipes bad been tampered with, and that immediately after the first outbreak of the fire the flames were noticed in another part of the building, it is firmly believed that it was tbe work of an incendiary. The matter will be atriotly investigated. Col. Fred Crocker confirms the statement made in the morning of the company's intention to rebuild the hotel. A new building to be similar in style to the one destr. yed, but very muoh larger and one story higher, will be built. The architects are already at work on the plans.aud every eft" irt will be made to have it finished within six months. The destruction of the hotd ia looked upon as a calumiiy to the en tire State. THE "DEL MONTE" Totally Burned in a Mid night Fire. A SPLENDID STRUCTURE GONE. Throe Hundred anil Fifty People Going Wild in their En deavors to Escape. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Montbiiky, Cal , April 2 —The Hotel Del Monte was discovered to be on lire shortly before midnight last night. Everything was dona to save it, bnt without success. The magnificent hotel is a total wreck. No lives were lost. There were nearly 350 guests in the ho tel, mostly Eastern people. The fire was discovered quick enough to give all an opportunity to escape. Most of the people lost all their trunks and olothing. Those who were not overcome by fright save •'. their jewels and money. They all ' .ddled together in the grounds, where they had to shiver all night, many hav ing on nothing more than their night clothes. The heat from the flames kept them warm for a time, but as the flames died out many ladies suffered severely from cold. All who could sought refuge iv other hotels, and arrangements have been made by the railroad company to take the m to San Francisco as early as possible this morning. The tire was discovered about 11 p. M., under the basement iv the battery room. The alarm was given at once, aud the gas cut off at the main tanks. The building had water pipes all through it, arranged in such a manner th it in case of tire the building could be flooded from top to bottom. No sooner was ths fire discovered thau the water was turned on, but all efforts to save th" building were in vain. The alarm was given in tbe town as soon as the tire whs discovered, aud ten minutes afterwards the Monte ey fire department was on the premises and had two streams on the building. The water pressure wae poor and at times could not throw the stream higher thau ten feet. The firemen worked hurd. Several times they were driven back by the flames und had to retreat. Tbe Hotel Dei Monte tire de partment also did good work. Being a wooden building, it was not half an hour before tbe main part was com pletely iv flames. Meanwhile the men worked hard, ramoving what furniture they oould. There were about three bun- red and fifty guests iv the hotel, and such a scene as was witnessed when the alarm was given will never be for gotten. People went wild in trying to esoape. Men and women could be seen rnnning out from all directions in their niuht clothes oalling for some one to save them. They wore taken to ths club house and provided with blankets. Wagons were procured and they were'brought into town where willing hands were ready to receive them. They are all stopping around town in hotels and private hiratsi, and, as far as heard from, no lives were lo>t. It was reported that an old gentleman and one of ihe chamber maids had perished, but later investiga tion has found it to be untrue. Consid erable of ths furniture, carpets and other articles were raved, but every thing is damaged to a greatextent. They had no time even to dress themselves, and thousands of dollars worth of dia monds and jewelry were consumed. The hotel belonged to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and was con sidered the handsomest watering place hotel in America. It cost $350,000 and was not insured. It had just passed into the management of Got). Schoue wald, late of the Palace Hotel. Three hours aftf r the alarm was given the en tire buildii.g had burned to the ground and all that could bo seen was the brick chimneys standing erect. To-day the Hotel Del Moute is a mass of ruins. Water pipes through the house were bursted and it wus impossible lo get a stream of water on any part of the building, Had it not been for the -water pipes through the hotel bursting tha firemen could havo saved a part of the building us they would have had a giod presiure from the hydtant It is estimated that oue million and a half of dollars will not cover the loss, as the insurance was very small. A special iraiu o*me down from San Francisoo to couvey the guests to that city. The SHfe has not been open ed. It contains considerable money. As to the origin of the tire several ru mors are afloat. Some claim that the hotel was set on fire by some one em ployed in the building, and others claim it was an accident. Charles F Crocker, Vice-President of the Southern Pacitio Company, was seen early this morning and said the hotel would be re-built, as it had proved a very profitable investment. San Francisco, April 2—lmmediate, ly ou receipt of the news of the burn ing of the Hotel Del Monte at Monterey this morning, the Southern Pacific Com pnny made prompt arrangements to bring tho unfortunate guest-i to this city. The first train load arrived at 11:30 a m. and numbered about ono huudred a d fifty. The scene presented in richly furnished coaches, of ladies with disheveled hair, frightened looks and clad scantily, was a peculiar oue. An other train load arrived an hour later, bringing the remainder of the guests who desired to come. Many interested friends and relatives were at the depot to witness their arrival. Some carried bundles containing the necessary articles of wear ing apparel with whioh to envelop the forms of those unfortunates who bad been compelled to leave the hotel without ceremony, while others were present to assure themselves tbat their relatives and friends had escaped unharmed. When the train pulled into the statiou there was a rush for the platforms of lbs ears, and as the half-clad passengers stepped off they found themselves in the arms of anxious watchers. Some of whom were hysterical in their con gratulations. For minute! thero was a general handshaking and embracing, and ths lired tourists were then hurried to waiting hacks aud busses to be taken to hotels. A nurnhe sought refuge at the Palaoe Hotel, bu as that building is already crowded to its utmost caps -ity, uhe unfortunates found it ImffOssibM in many oases to arrange for rsosss, and were obligsd to seek quarters ia other hotels and boarding plsoss ia ths sity The mojority of ths ladiss war -wrapped in blankets, with veils o sssrfs aboat their heads and slippers oa their teet. These guests who had lot all their saeaey by the fire were nonfie se iay by ths auaeger of the Palat "Harry Wilkes" Beats His Record. I'RACKLAYING AT ORANGE. Dr. James Hodges Sentenced for Two Years—Goldenson's Sen tence Postponed. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. San Francisco, April 2. — Harry Wilkes, the noted trotter who is to trot against his record of 2:1 ti to-day, has become the sole property of the Sine Brothers, they having purchased the half interest of Frank Van Ness for $12,000. Van Ness is, however, to train aud drive Wilkes during tbe coming sea son. Harry Wilkes trotted a mile tbis afternoon at the Bay District track in 2:13J, beating his record by 1| seconds. An immense crowd witnessed Harry Wilkes attempt to beat his record of for a purse of $2000 at the Bay District track this alternoon. The track was fast, the weather perfect and the horse in first rata mettle. All con ditions were favorable to the horse, but still the bettiug was in favor of time at the rate of five lo three aud four to one. These odds were due to Wilkes ap pearing bigu in flesh. Van Ness only gave live minutes warning at a slow jog before scoring. Ho passed the wire twice before nodding for the word, when he went away at a moderate pace. Wilkes'wonderful strides deceived everybody, aud tew expected him to bo successful. RoundiDg the turn nt the first quarter in 34 :| he straightened his back and commenced to move like a piece of machinery. He made the second quarter iv 33:4, and tho lower turn iv 34. The crowd com menced to cheer aud then almost groaned ns the gallant little bursa made a slight bobble movement, so slight tbat only txperts deteoted it Iv h flash Wilkes was himself again and moving at a two nine gait. He weak ened, but Vanness' cheering straighten ed bim out instantly, and lie completed the last quarter in tbirty-two and a quarter, or two, thirteen and a half for tne mile. As he flashed under the wire wild cheers went up for several minutes; the audience was carried away with de light, even heavy losers in the b .tting joining in tne general rej icing. An enthusiastic lady attempted to deco rate the equine hero with a handsome floral collar. Harry Wilkes displayed his fondness for a floral diet by eating most of this tribute. The official time is undisputed, as hundreds of watches were held. This is the fastest mile ever trotted on the Bay District track, and the general opinion is that Wilkes could pull two ceoouds off it if pushed, He made it very easily and is pronounced the best horse in America to day. TO BE COM.tIIi.ICKU. Tracklaylna- ou the Rlversida and l.os Augcles R. R. Special Dispatch to the Hkkald. I Oranoe, April 2 —Prominent A, T. & S. F. officials asserted here to-day that track-laying would be commenced next Monday on the Riverside and Los An geles branch of the A.cbisou system Two hundred cars ot construction mate rial are awaiting orders. The officials report that trams will be running into Orange iv thirty days. The Sentence of v CrasH. San Francisco, April 2.—Dr, James Hodges, who exploded the bomb in the Grand Opera House during the Patti ooncert, and who was convicted of us s ult with a deadly weapon, was tbis morning sentenced to two years' im prisonment in Sau Quentin. Sentence Postponed. San Francisco, April 2.—The sen tence of Alexander Goldenson, convict ed of the murder of the schoolgirl Ma inio Kelly, was this morning postponed until uext Saturday in order to give the defendant's ouuscl time to prepare a motion for a new trial. INSPIRED ItTf JEALIHSY. Hugh Fowler UIU Millie Adams and i lie v Himself. Harford, Cal., April 2.—About 3 o'clock tbis afternoon two womeu came running to the Justice of the Peace here, inquiring for officers. They said Hugh Fowler had shot Millie Adams. Constable Camp proceeded at once to the house where tho deed was said to have been clone. Upon forcing open the door of the room where the Adams wo man was, a sickening sight met hii gaze. Iv one comer ot tho room the woman lay sweltering in her own blood, and by the door in the other cor ner Fowler lay iv the middle of his own blood. Fowler was a siugle man of some means, about forty years of age. For some time he has been keeping tho company of Millie Adams. Appear ances indicate that Fowler shot the woman and then killed himself. A pistol witu four chambers empty was found on the floor by Fowler. The womin whs shot in the left nostril and Fowler iv the right ear. Jealousy is supposed to be the oause. BAY DISTRICT RACES, Arab Wins Hi Three Heats Out of Four. San Francisco, April 2.—Only Arab, Charlie Hilton and J. Q. started in the 2.18 class at Bay District to-day, and everything was in the former's bands from the start to the finish, lv the pools he commanded 50 to 18 for the other two combined Hilton won the first heat iv a jog in 2.2 i, Arab, 2 22, and J. Q. nearly di-tanced through a series of breaks. Arab win the next three straight heats and the race in 2 20$, 2.20J and 2.23*. Arab wft * " ot f usntd ,v either heat, both Charlie Hibou and J. Q. de stroying whatever chances their speed gave tbem by breaking badly whenever they came anywhore near Arab. The slightest effort on his part was sufficient to carry them off their fset beiween beats. Problem aud Alert wers sold at auction; the form-r was knocked down to Burnetts, of Chicago, for 13400, and Alert to Jno. Armstrong, ef Detroit. Mich., for $;tSOO. Snlsun Gets a Board of Trade. Suistrw, Cal., April 2.—The agitation which has been going on for two weeks past among our citizens to formulate a plan to bring befere the publio the advantages of this section of the State, culmiuated to-day by the organi sation of a Board of Trade for Kuntnn and the surrounding valleys. A consti tudon and by laws were adopted and thu following were shoted officers for the tt.suing ysar: A. F. Hatch, ('resident; Oeo. A. Oillsspie, Yiee-President; Wat. Wolf, Secretary, aad R. D. Robbins, Treasurer. ■acbambsvo, April s.—The Governor te-day appointed W. P. Gardiner, of Los Angeles, Superior Judge, vies Hea. A. Branson, resigned. SUNDAY MORNTNGr. APRIL 3. 1887 TEN PAGES. THE COAST. The Chinese Place a Prize Upon Hie Royal Head. San Francisco, April 2 —Captain McCullougb, who arrived a few daya ago in command of tie brig William G. Irwin, from the Sandwich Islands, re lates a remarkable story of the Chinese enmity against King Kalakaua. He states tbat certain Chinese firms paid a bribe of $70,000 to a native officer hold ing a high position to secure his influ ence in obtaining the exclusive right to sell opium in tbe Hawaiian Kingdom, and that the Chinese firm in question failed to secure the prize. They then demanded the return of tho br be, which was refused McCullougb further states that the Chinese have decided not to submit to what they consider n'i outrage and, when he left, the walls ot Honolulu were covered witu handbills in Chinese, offering a reward of $SCOO for tbe head !of King Kalakaua. It is said that tbe guards have been doubled about the palace. Considering; Itleane to Increase Irrigation. Auburn, April 2.—The second mon ster meeting to consider ways and means lo frnlarge the supply of irrigating water was held to-day. The reports of committees were received, and the committees were continued with en larged powers. Steps will be taken to enlarge the supply this season. These systems are being considered for tbe continuation of the South Yuba canal from Gold run; another for tne California Water Company to pipe over the American river near Auburn; an other, via the Giant Gap ditch, headi g in the American river near Alta. All are feasible. One or two of these ditches are expected to be built inside of two years. Inclined to Bond the City. San Luis Obispo, April 2.—A mass meeting was held at tbeßjard of Trace rooms to consider the question of bond ing the city, liesolutions were unan imously adoptod that all neessary funds for the needed improvements should be raised aud that if it whs found necessary to borrow them the city trustees should be requested to submit the question to the people by an election at'an early day. Sentenced for Lite. Napa, April 2.—The jury in the case of the people vs. Williams, oharged with the murder of Sidney Clark, after two hours deliberation, found a verdict of murder in the first degree, with im prisonment for life. The trial has oo oupiod the court for tbe past fourteen days. On the first trial the jury disa greed, eleven being for conviction and one for acquittal. Wanted to Bemovc Him. Loxdon, April 2.—The Times pub lishes a dispatch from Sofia which says that the attempt made at Rustchuck yesterday by three Bulgarian refugees to assassinate the Prefect of Rustchuck was part of a cowardly intrigus. The Pre fect, whose name was Marttiff, had been intrusted with certain reports of a con spiracy and they, fearing betrayal decided to remove him. Three Conspirators Hanged. Berlin, April 2.—Three persona, who were concerned in the attempt to assas sinate the Gzar by means of bombs in St. Petersburg on March 13th, were banged Thursday morning. Twenty more officers in various branches of the servioe have been arrested in connection with the attempt made against the Czsr in the park of the Gatschina palace on Tuesday last. An Unclninied Corpse. St. Thomas, Ont., April 2 —An un claimed corpse lies at the American Express Company's office here addressed to P. D. M Keller. It arrived by ex rress from Cincinnati yesterday. No such person as P. D. McKeller is known in tbis city. The authorities are beooming suspicious of foul play. manning Mot Seriously Affected. London, April 2.—Hon. Daniel Man ning, who ia now at Bournemouth, is not seriously ill. He has been staying at Meridale Hall, Bournemouth, since last Sunday. He is suffering from heart com plaint, but his malady is not serious enough to prevent him from driving out daily. The Ameer's Fears Groundless. St. Petersburg, April 2.—The Journal deSt. Petersbourg says that the Ameer of Afghanistan has no grounds for the proclamation of a holy war against Russia, and cites the resumption of negotiations at St. Petersburg for the delineation of the Rnsso Afghanistan frontier, as n fact showing that the Ameer's fears are groundless. Outbreak of Bnlgnrian Troops. BucHARiST, April 2.—lt is rumored here that an outbreak has occurred at Rustchuk and tbat tbe Bulgarian war minister has been n'tacked and two reg iments have revolted at Knstendje. The officers of both have been placed under arrest, but the men, after a tight with local troops, fled to the mountains. Kmnori that Go for Nothing;. New York, April 2.—The Ma\l and Express says: "There is a report on the streets to-day that the transfer of tha Baltimore and Ohio railroad, with its attendant express and telegraph busi ness, has been made, and thot arrange ments are completed with the French Telegraph Company. These rumors had no effect on stocks. Kverythb g connected with the Baltimore and Ohie has been discredited for some time, and little notice is taken of mere reports or rumors." fflrs. Lefan'i Novel. New York, April 2.—The Mail and Express says: "It was stated to-day on what is believed to bo true authority that there will soon be published a novel on Wnshingtoh society trom the pen of Mrs. General Logan. So far as can be learned, the publishers have not yet been selected, but the manuscript is complete and ready for the printer. Mrs. L"gan is now in Washington, hav ing reoovered her health, and she is re ceiving a large income from ths General's book every month." Calling la InterstalePssus. Baltimori, Md., April 3.—President Garrett has issued a circular requesting ths return of all intarstate passes on the Baltimore and Ohio railway. In future |no interstate passes will be issasd, sx ieept to officers and employe* of ether rsiloads en a written request ef an ex ecutive efßcer ef the road employing t the applisant and ne pastas will bs is- I susd en a scats, t of traffic, The '•Blexleo" Wreefce*. Ssattlb, YT. T., April 2.— The steam er Mexico was wreskrd four ssilsa seath of Plumper* Pass, Vaneouvsr Island, on Thursday night. All haaas were saved. HALAKAI A'K I'l 1111.. WHO KISSANE IS. The Story of a Thief and Murderer. WHO BURNED A BIG s^TEAMBOAT For the Insurance—His Detection and Escape from Punishment Told Graphically. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. San Francisco, April 2.—The Cali fornia Dtmokrat (German) to-day says: We are informed that the much-spoken of and much-wanted William Kissane is the rich land owner, William K. Rogers, of Sonoma county, Cal. Cleveland, 0., April 2.—The Leader will say to-morrow that the discovery of Kissane in California as a rich, prosper ous and reputable citizen and his sup posed identification with a noted forger and criminal who was twice indicted iv New York for a foigery committo i upon the Chemical Bank and sent to the penitentiary, has caused a great publio excitement in Cleveland, Tbis is tbe man who is believed to have been one of tbe lead ers in the great Martha Washington steamboat conspiracy at Cb china i. Tbe tragedy was consummated upon the Mississippi river. The steamer was burued with her cargo and several lives were destroyed in 1851 At the time tbe arrest and trial of tbe criminals engaged in the plot pro duced as much publio excitement in Ohio as was ever known to arise from a criminal prosecution. The defendant Kissane uni others were eoguged as wholesale b ot aud shoe dealers at Cin cinnati, also buying and selling wool ad dealing in leather and other commodi ties. They purchased the steam er Martha Washing'on, loaded her apparently with a costly freight, had the cargo insured for a large sum, and sent her down the Mississippi regularly, con-igned to their correspondents' at New Orleans. The Captain was one of the conspirators, and had charge of the whole plot and its execution. The cargo, supposed to be composed of boxes of boots and shoes, leather, wool and other valuable merchandise was made up of refuse material of uo value an-4 th" boxes so cirefully fastened and marked to their owners, were filled with wood, -tones and rubbish of every character. At a certain time when the passengers and crew were quietly sleeping and at the moment when the action could be most safely committed, the Captain was to fire to the vessel in such a manner as to insure her destructiou, and tbe con spifat rs Were to collect the insurance upon the vessel and ber valuable cargo when totally lost. Apparently every thing succeeded as planned. The cargo was publuly and carefully placed on board, and uo suspicion excited as to its character and genuineness. The Cap tain was well known and the vessel sailed upon her voyage with her cargo richly insured. At a certain time she took tire. The tire spread with inconceivable rapidity. The crew and officers took to the boats and most of the lives were saved. Nobody doubted that the accident was oue of those incidents inseparable from the dangers of navigation and the Cap tain aud owners were sympathized with us sufferers who had met an un merited misfortune. Iv due time the schedules of losses were carefully pre pared. The proof of merchandise hav ing been destroyed was laid before tbe underwriters and, so far as human fore sight could ili-covtr, there was no ob jection to the payment and the crime of Kiisane aud bis associates was about to be satisfactorily con summated. At this time there lived in Cleveland a well known citizen named Sidney burton. He was of an excellent character, well liked by his neighbors, of considerable influence uud a prominent business mau. He had had quite intimate dealings with Kissane and his partners a. Cincinnati, and was on terms of fiieutlship with them. The origin of his suspicion can't be traced now, but on the trial he swore that at one time he overheard one ot tbe partners in tbe counting-room cursing God Almighty because they beard not ing of the fate of tbe Steamer. In nny event these people owed Burton money. It was not paid and Barton, whose suspicions were keenly aroused as to the character of the-e persons, began to investigate tbe history of the lost steamer. Ho gave notice to the insurance companies ot his belief in the fact that a great crime had been ooinmitted aud with tbe pa tience and uniting diligence of a trained detective, he begin his work. As he progressed in mak ing proof after proof that satisfied his own mind as to> the nature* a-d mag nitude of tbe fraud, he became almost monomaniucnl on the subject. He aban denied his business at home and his fam ily, spent his own money eagerly and lavishly in tbe pursuit of his ends, and at lust his efforts were crowned with .-uccess. The insurance companies all refused to pay, and suits were instituted to compel them to do so. Finally all the conspirators were ar rested and taken to Columbus for a hearing before the Uuited States Com missioner, United States District At torney Morton, of Toledo, was assisted by Hun. Henry Btausberry in the prose cution and defendant's counsel oovered a large number of the mo t emint nt lawj e'B iv Ohio, among them Noah U. Swayne and Thomas Ewing. The de fendants went to Columbun, accompan ied by their wives and relatives. They were a fine body of people, male and fe male, some twenty or thirty in number, they had plenty of money, considerable social influence, and excited the greatest interest among men of all classes. Bur ton gave bis testimony, aud the whole proof was carefully gone over. The rt suit was the binding over of the prisoners to the United States Court, and soon after bills of indictment for conspiracy and murder were found against them. From tbe day the defendants were bound over, upon the testimony discovered by Bur ton, the la t:r never for a moment aban doned his pursuit of the case. He spent his money with absolute freedom, trav eling miles by rail, steamer er horse back and on fool, looking up testimony necessary to convict, Th* writer oi this was present at the trial of ths men before Justice McLean. Ths trial lasted for weeks. Many friends of tbe defendants swarmsd about Colum bus la and oat of the court. Ths testi mony was overwhelming as to the priso«ars' guilt. The BtW »l tfc sharaotsr ef ths cargo, of ts worth and ef th« fraudulent insurance was amply famished aad few doubted the cans would aieet with punishment. Attar the examinaUsn oi Burton the pressestisa rested their ease and, te ths astonishment of all, tbe defen-e, after cai ng a few witnesses, at one übmit ted their case to the jury. This was done as a clever trick. There was no real defense, and both Kwing and Swayne d ired not allow Btansberry to have the clos'ng argument to the jury. United States Attorney, Morton, was unprepar ed to address tbe jury, but lie did tbe i best be could upon tbe moment. The defence again submitted the case to the Court without argument. Judge Mc- Lean charged the jury so strongly that (tie* presented a verdiot of "not guilty" and tbis gang of crimin als, the worst Ohio had ever known, escaped conviction. Kissane was especially noted. He was somewhat attractive in person, a very fluent speaker with a bl tnd and innooent manner, very well dressed and always appearing like a gentleman and a refined person. He managed to gain the sympathy of the spectators. The verdiot broke the heart of Mr. Burton. He seemed dazed by the shock and bis occupation gone. He returned to Cleveland a bankrupt in for tune, having spent over $50,000 in the pursuit of these rascals. His inter est in lift ceased and not long after be died. His fate caused great sympa'hy at tbe time, and he was re garded with special interest. Some ef fort was made to reimburse him for th. money he had expended, but tbe verdict of "not guilty" was a conclusion with the Government, and for his long and wearisome trials and his unselfish labors he received no reward. Soon after the trial the gang of scoundrels separate 1 and left Cincinnati, where they were marked as guilty aud being regarded as robbers and mur derers, they slank at last out of sight. Kissane, the most brilliant of the party, went south, was indicted in Kansas for murder (the Martha Washington having sunk opposite Helena), but escaped con vie ion. On the death of Burton, the publio interest in tbe matter ceased, and the oase was forgotten. From the writ r's knowledge of Kissane and his remarkable ability it would not be surprising to find be had changed his name, turned "honest" and was doing the honors of a respectable and exem plary citizen at the head of a respeotable household. His escape from justice is tbe romance of a centnry. STANTON M.IPg orr. A Detroit Broker Absconds, Heists; WSO.OOO «hori. New York, April 2.—Afthe office of Geo. K. Sistare * Son, the Broad street brokers, it is said that the firm has been notified that their Datroit agent, Altx. M. Stanton, has left for parts unknown on Monday last. An accountant has been sent to Detroit and is now examin ing the books of Mr. Stanton. From nil indication* it seems that tbere is a short age of 850,000. The firm say that it is singular tnut the loss is so small, consid ering Stanton's opportunities. The de falcation seems to be in such a shape) that Robt. L. Stanton, the Detroit mil* lionaire and brother* of the defaulter is bound for nearly the entire amount. Alex. Sututou and his family had a high position in Detroit society and hia wifs is said to be completely prostrated by her husband's acts. The agent of Sistare & Son has been unable to ob.ain an in-* terview with her. THE SCYTHI*. WHECKED. Great Loss of Life Reported, Though Not Confirmed. Boston, April 2.—The report was re ceived at the Cuuard steamship office in thii city at a late hour tbis evening that lha steamer -cytbia, of the Cunard line, had gone ashore iv the breakers at Scit uaee, some six miles miles from Mm n's light, just before dusk to-night It waa also reported tbat at lbs time of the disaster a blind ing snow storm was prevailing, accom panied by a terrific g tie, and tbat the sea was simply wild with fury. The Scyihia has over 800 persons onboard, including the passengers and crew, and from' rumors which cannot be verified, because telegraphic communication with that station is interrupted by storms, it is feared that there has been great loss of life. Wrecking compauies have en deavored to send out tugs to the relief of the stranded ship, but the sea is so ter rific tbat they oould not live outside. They are wailing for the sea to subside, La or.—There seems to ba uo d >übt from information received at this lime, that the Scytbia disaster is a fact, but how serious it is cannot be learned until boats can go out. It will be impossible to gist details to-night, and the Associated Press reporter will go te the wreck on the first boat out. The report of the disaster has been confirmed by the police boat "Proctor." A tug, with a relief crew and reporters on board, will leave for the soeue of the wreck ,as soon as it is safe to venture outside. DECLINES TO INTEHt. EfBB In (he Patent to the Kanch* Lowu de Santiago. Washington, April 2.—ld the nutter of the Rancho Lomas de Santiago, in Los Angeles county, Cal., Acting Secre tary Muldrow to-day, in a letter to the Attorney-General, declines to recom mend any further legal proceedings to set aside the patent to these lands, be lieving that even the United States Su preme Court, has not the power to re view the decree of tbe United States Circuit Court of California in matters of property at issue and decided therein, "unless for frauds intrinsic and collateral to tbe matter tried by the first Court, and not relating to the fraud in the mat ter on whioh the decree was rendered." And inasmuch as no such frauds are alleged in this case, be Bees no possible ground on which the former decree can be attacked. The Chicago Boodlers' Trial. Chicaoo, April 2.—lt waa decided late this afternoon to begin the trials of the county boodlers on Weduesday, Aoril 13th. Warden MoGarigle's will be called first, and in order to finish them as fast as possible, both branches of tbe criminal court will be kept running. Judge Taley will preside when McCJari gle's case is called, and the other court will be presided over by Judge Shep hard. POKICKMEI HEnI.tIDED That the Fourth of may Showed Anarchism In its True l.iitht. Cuicaqo, April 2. — A remarkable spectacle the like of which was never before witnessed in auy of the American cities, was presented to-night at the headquarters of tbe police department. The officers of tbe Central detail were quietly standing in ranks for the roll call when their highest superior, Chief of Police Frederick T. Ebersold, unexpectedly entered the guard room. He spoke a few words iv an undertone to Lieutenant Fits* patrick aud then in a voice of suppressed teehug addre sed the ranks. He said: "Men, next Tuesday I waut you to re member tbe fourth of May. Think of the men wo threw bombs and killed your comrades. When you put in your votea, vote every one of you and vote) for law aud order. There is no politics in this tight. It is for government against anarchy; its for law and order." Tho blue-coated auditors scarcely breathed. Their eyes strained hard and their teeth clenched, tbey stood motionless and silent as stones when the chief ceased. The order to break ranks was unheeded for a moment, not a man stir ring, regardless of the imperative rule requiring them to at once go to their beats. The stalwart men in blue crowd ed around th« speaker, exclaiming: "We will! We will!' "I'hut's right; it is against anarchy and agitation!" and so saying he gavo each of ihe men a warm word or an encouraging look as they hurriedly withdrew to their duty. ANAHEIM WINES. What t'ooil Judges Have to Say ol 'I'llfin• The following letter will explain itself and ia a pretty good recommendation oi the excellence of Anaheim winesi Los Angeles, March 25, ISB7. W. 11. Matthews, Esq.: My Dear Sir—ln reply to your in quiries I am pleased to say that the case of Auabeim sherry which you co kindly got Mr. Theodore Reiser, of Anaheim, to put up fur shipment to Boston, safely arrived, after some delay in passage, and seems to have given marked satis faction to some gentlemen quite familiar with good foreignjwines. One of them, writing Match 10 h, briefly says: "I thiuk it a very pleasant wine—certainly remarkable for its prioe." Another gentleman, who has a fine aud delicate taste, wrote to me, Febru ary 28th, as follows: "I have tried the sherry twice, and like it very much. It has the strong bouquet and fruity flavor of all the California wines I have ever tried, and is so entirely different from tha sherries usually served that I can make no comparison. The first time 1 had some was at dinner, with three other people, after we had drank some 'Veterans' pale sherry,' which is pretty good and not fiery, nor dry. The oontrast was \ cry noticeable, and we all thought the Cab fornian wine reminded us of Catawba." "The next day I had some at lunob, without any other wine; aud it seemed to me much less pronourteed in flavor aud not so sweet. I prefer it very much to a dry wine, but 1 don't think most people would, as I find mjself quite singular in liking sweet brown sherry, sweet ohampagne, &c. It seems to me very pure and without alcohol." March 14 —This last gentleman, writing spontaneously to me about the wine, in a pnstcript says: "I like the Anaheim sherry better than any wine I know of tbe kind. It is delicious to me." You can easily understand why a taste, formed on dry snd often altered sherries, should be at first surprised by so rich s wine, with so muoh aroma. You observe tbat also Mr. Reiser's Sherry wines seems less marked by the flavor peculiar to the Californiau wines, and grow iv favor, so as to seeai "de licious" tea refined and temperate taste, uncorrected by the ase of spirits in any form. 1 think lbs strictest friends ol health and temperance might welcome the general substitution of such wines for tbe fiery stimulants and vile mixtures with foreign labels that are destroying the morals and the stomachs of the Asoerieen people. Yours very truly, ■on. Bihnst oatsoski. Retains (no Csat'i Confidence. St. PaTSßsat-Rn, April 2.—The Czar has assured M. DeGiers, Russian Min ister oi Foreign Affairs, that he (DeGiers) retains ths Czar's fullest coo fideucs. M. DeGiers will remain in the Foreign Otiioe. TheCsir has sensnred M. Kathoff, editor of the Moscow Qcutlte. An Amnltneater Collapse. • Tiihna April 2.—The fine Roman arnpitheatsr at Pole, la Austria, on tho Adrlatia, saddenly collapsed to-day nasi fell into an immense chasm wbiea opened on the site. from this thasm vapsrs are emitted. NO. 163. EASTERN. People in Texas in & Starving Condition. A DETfiOIT BROKEB ABSCONDS. . .■ No Ground Found for Interfering With the fatent of a Califor nia hunch. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbsaxb Galveston, Tex., April 2. A special to tbe Alien from Austin says (hat Stats Senator Woodward, of Calhoun oounty, bas reosived a statement from Atascosa county, sworn to by four responsible ' itizens and endorsed by the County Judge,tbe Sheriff and the County Clerk, giving the names of nineteen families ia that county, whom the officials declare are in a condition of starvation, occa sioned by drought. The number of per sons in each county, as stated, shots' a total of 106 persons. The paper stats* that these families are unable to procure sufficient food, and are now resorting, in some cases, to eating the carcasses of cattle that have died of starvation. Tne signers of the statement appeal for aid from the Legislature, but as nothing more can be expected from tbat source, it is left for the generous to render soeh aid as they can. The statement, after representing the deplorable state of af fairs, concludes by saying that wbatet ar will be done should be done at once. N\< 1111.1t.101 « BUHIiLARi Stealst Historical Pleceof ( burcfe Plate at ntwbsnpsrt. Newbcryport, April 2. — Burglars entered St. Panl's Episcopal Church last night and stole the communion service and other articles of silver, valued at several hundred dollara. One of the pieces is of great historical value and was given to the X v. Samuel Miles by King William and Queen Mary for the use of their majesties' chapel in New England in 1694. This was originally given to the Queens Chapel of Boston, but later came into ths possession of St. Paul* Church. An attempt wns made to break the safe in the Catholic Church, but after breaking the lock the burglars depiirted, leaving the place in great ooufusion.,,