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VOL,. XXXIII.—JNO. i 34 PATER PATRIÆ. Celebration of Washington's Nativity. THE DAY GENE BALLY OBSEEVED. Patriotic Meetings, Parades, Speeches aud Other Appropriate Demonstrations, Associated Press Disoatcbes to the Hbbald. Chicago, February 22. —Advices to the Associated Press show that Washington's birthday was*very generally celabrated. In New York and Brooklyn business was suspended and parades occurred. In Pittsburg 8,000 men participated in the parade of the Order of American Me chanics, in commemoration of Washing ton's birthday. In Chicago patriotic ex ercises, attended by thousands of school children, were held in Central Music hall and the great auditorium building, and military regiments paraded. AT SAN FBANCISCO. San Fkancisco, February 22. —Wash- ington's birthday was observed here to day by a general cessation of business. Public offices, banks and wholesale stores were closed. The uncertain weather and wet condition of the ground at the Pr esidio combined to prevent the field day maneuvers which were to have taken place on the reservation today. Neither the national guard or United States troops paraded, although orders had previously been issued for the usual military exhibition. tacoma's celebration. Tacoma, Wash., February 22.—Wash ington's birthday was observed by a parade this morning of the State militia, G. A. R., fire department and civic soci eties, State officers and Mayors of several other cities. This evening Colonel Haines, of Seattle, delivered an address to a large audience in the opera house. AT OTHER PLACES. Red Bluff, February 22.—Washing ton's birthday was observed by the hoisting of a flag above each public school building, and by the general clos ing of business houses. Cinco, Cal., February 22.—This morn ing the citizens and seven hundred school children, accompanied by a com pauy of militia, celebrated the day by hoisting the American flag over both city schools and the State normal schools. Shasta, Cal., February 22. —The pub lic buildings and wholesale houses were closed in honor of Washington's birth day. AT SACRAMENTO. Sacramento, February 22. —Washing- ton's birthday was observed here by the closing of public offices aad wholesale stores and the display of the national colors. U \\Hl\(;ro\'S HI II TH MAY. Grover Cleveland Draws Some Lessons From This Tlieme. New York, February 22.—The fourth annual dinner of the New York Southern Society tonight was largely attended. President Calhoua in his address re ferred to the loss the South had sustained in the death of Jefferson Davis and Henry W. Grady, and concluded: "Let us seek to win the admiration of the people of the North by our devotion to the Union and intense love of every sec tion of our common country." The principal speaker of the evening was ex-President Cleveland, who re sponded to the toast, "The Birthday of George Washington." In introducing him Mr. Calhoun epoki briefly of Mr. Cleveland's political career, saying in conclusion: "Since the expiration of his term he has live* among us the most unassuming of citizens, but bearing with him constantly in the incoming and out going of his daily life, the respect and confidence and love of the people over whom he presided in a manner and to an extent never equalled since the days of Washington himself." When Mr. Cleveland rose he was greeted with great applause. He said: "The statement that we have too few holidays is perhaps true. It would be strange indeed if this day should ever be neglected by our fellow-countrymen. We certainly need at least one day which shall recall to our minds the truth that the price of our country was unselfish labor and sacrifice, that man fought and suffered that we might be free, and that love and American brotherhood are nec essary elements to the full and continued enjoyment of American freedom, pros perity and happiness. There is danger that we may grow heedless of the fact that our institutions are a precious legacy, which f%r their own sake should be jealously watched and guarded, and there is danger that this condition may induce selfishness and sordidnes, followed by the idea that patriotism and morality have no place in statecraft, and that a political career may be entered upon like any other trade, for private profit and advant age. This is a frightful departure from the doctrines upon which our insti tutions rest, and surely it is tbe extreme of folly to hope that our scheme of govern ment will effect its purpose and in ten ; when every condition of its birth anc life is neglected." Mr. Cleveland called attention to these words of George Washington: "It is substantially trne that virtue or morality is the necessary spring of popular gov ernment," and added: "When did we outgrow these sentiments? Let us be sober and thoughtful, and if we fine these things have lost their hold on our minds and hearts, let us take soundings for the rocks are near." John Temple Graves, of Rome, Geor gia, made an eloquent address, in which he said the problems of our government will be solved when the people learn to throb with fervor at the sight of the flag, and to shout with patriotism at the sound of a national air. The war, he said, was inevitable, but both South and North are better for it, and the Union is mightier every day. EQUAL, RIGHTS. George vv. Cable Dlscasses the Southern Question at Boston. Boston, February 22.—The Massa chusetts Club today listened to an ad dress upon the Southern question by George W. C,*blo. Alter a sharp arraign ment of tbo various new schemes for avoiding the simple necessities of free government— deportation, disfranchise ment, etc.—Cable Baid: "If the whites cannot reconcile it to their self-regard or sense of expediency to declare for an equality of all public rights at once, let them try a few at a time. During the t«o years before the next Presidential elect on l»t it be made plain that Fed eral intervention is not the willing choice of the Republican or any party; that what it, with the whole nation, moa cove's for every Southern State is as large, full, universal and prosperous self-government as can be found in any part of the nation, and then in the name of the common welfare and the nation's honor let the word be spoken that if by 1892 any State in this Union has not at least begun, with a good show of completing, the establish ment of equal American rights for all Americans, the men of this nation, who, in whatever party, believe in free gov ernment, will strain their every nerve and sinew to give the nation a President and Congress that will establish it peaceably, promptly and forever." OUR FEBCRIL JUDICIARY. Chief Justice Fuller Speaks at a Washington Celebration. Chicago, February 22.—At tha anni versary celebration of the Union Leagm Club this evening, in honor of Washington's birthday, an interesting programme was presented. Several speeches were made, the principal one by Chief Justice Fuller, on "Our Federal Judiciary." The sentiment, he said, is obviously appropriate to celebrate on Washington's birthday, for it was Wash ington who urged upon the Continental Congress, while the smoke of Bunker Hill still lingered in the air, the creation of a federal tribunal with jurisdiction co-extensive with what were then the United Colonies and Provinces of Great Britain in North America, and later, when the constitution waa put into opera tion, Washington, with his character istic sagacity, foreseeing the great part which the judicial department would play in the development of our institu tions, called it, in his latter tendering the Chief Justiceship to John Jay, "the keystone of the political fabric." The Chief Justice spoke of the judg ments and powers of the federal judi cial department, and said: "Nothing bas doae more to commend that depart ment to the confidence and respect of the people than its scrupulous absten ance lrom the decision of strictly politi cal questions and its rigid adherence to the exercise of none but judicial powers; and it is the acquiescence of the people of the Union and States and their au thorities in the conclusions of the judi cial department that demonstrates the success of a popular government, since it implies capacity to observe self-im posed restraints. It seems to me as the years roll on that the judiciary gains more and more in the affection and trust of the people. The judiciary, national and State (for the federal and State courts are parts of one whole, and their lights shine from one firmament) alike seek that understanding of heart which will enable them to discern between that which is good and that which is bad, and so to sit wisely in judgment amid this, so great a people— tne people of George Washington." A PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT. Initial Steps for tbe Erection of a Memorial Building. Philadelphia, February 22. —The ini tial steps towards the erection of a me morial to perpetuate the memory of the events leading to the foundation of the United States Government were taken in this city today, with the co-operation of a large representative gathering of Congressmen and State authorities. The gathering was a notable one, including nearly a full representation from the thirteen original Spates, and scattering representatives from others. The meet ing was held under the auspices of the executive commit f ee of Governors of the thirteen original States. The gathering assembled in the Conti nental hotel this morning, and was pre sided over by Governor Green, of New Jersey. After the address of wel come and replies, the party vis ited Carpenter's hall, where the first Continental Congress eat, and where the early framework of the constitution was adopted. Next, Independence hall, the old cradle of liberty, was visited. The visitors then proceeded upstairs to the Common Council cham 1 . er, when Governor Green called for order and named General Banks for chairman. Addresses were made by Governor Biggs, of Dataware; Congressman Carter, of Montana; Congressman Clunie, of Cali fornia, and others, in support of the pro jected memorial. Upon the conclusion of Clunie's ad dress the meeting adjourned, and the visitors returned to the hotel for luncheon. At 2 o'clock carriages were taken at the hotel and the visitors were driven through Fairmount park to examine the sites for the proposed testimonial. A banquet was tendered the visitors this evening. The banquet at the Centennial hotel tonight was a brilliant affair, covers for 500 being laid. Many speeches were made, all of the orators favoring the project which brought today's assemblage together. HISS THIEBACLT TALKS. She Disclaims Knowing Aught of Silcatt's Whereabouts. New York, February 22.—A reporter for a local paper yesterday had a talk with Miss Thiebault, with whona it was claimed defaulter Silcott eloped from Washington. She asserted that she does not know Silcott's present whereabouts. She added that he never gave her the sums of money claimed to have been lavished upon her. He was a liberal, generous man, but did not. throw his money away. She asserts t"aat when she lef f , Washington it was in response to a telegram announcing the illness of her mother in Quebec. She went home te nurse her. She had not seen Silcott for two weeks before her departure, and has net seen or heard from him since. The stories that reporters and detectives saw him in ber company and interviewed him were merely boßh. She says she made no secret of her visit to Washing ton last week, and if the officers wanted her there they could have gotten her. She claims to be ignorant of the real cause of Silcott's downfall. Three LadT Students Missing - . Milwaukee, February 22.—Three lady students of the State normal school at Odhkosh, Mary Carney, Sarah Carney and Miss Burns, started for church on Sunday morning and have not been seen Fince. It in feared they attempted to rross Lake Winnebago to their home aud broke throve* the ice and perished. SUJN DAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23. 1890. THE FATHERLAND. Surprises of the Recent Elec tions. PHE KAISER LEARNS A LESSON. There Was Wisdom in Bismarck's Counsel—Remarkable Growth of Socialism. Associated press Dispatches to the Herald. Berlin, February 22.—[Copyrighted 1890 by the New York Associated Presa.]—Last night independent and entirely reliable authority gave figures showing that the Socialists had actually twenty members, and had good prospects to capture the city and more seats on the second ballot. The opposition in the Reichstag will involve almost revolutionary modifications. The most sanguine cartellers do not expect tbat the second ballots will make such a change in the result as seriously to modify their defeat. The supreme ques tion iB, how far will the Socialist success ultimately go. On Thursday their total record of votes reached nearly a million and a half, against 774,000 in 1887. No combination of their opponents seems likely to head them off on the second ballot, and there are prospects of seeing thirty-five to forty Socialists seated in the next Reichstag, against eleven in the last Reichstag. Another result sug gesting the growth of a popular move ment is the reappearance of the Yolks party or Democrats, so called. Iv the Reichstag in 1884 thiß party held eleven seats. Taking the whole result together as it stands in actual results, and as it is likely to stand after the decision of the second ballots, the prospect is that the opposition will have 224 in the House, against 173 for the Government groups. This opposition will be made up as fol lows: Centrists or SUltramontanes, 10; German Liberals, or Liberals properly speaking, 45; Socialists, 37; Yolks Partei, or Democrats, 7; Poles, 11; Alsa tian Protesters, 12; Guelphs and Danes together, 12. This is a very hetero genous opposition, held together by no devotion to common purpose, but only by the negative tie of objection; yet it is bound to give the Government some lively times. One of tbe incidents of the contest in the defeat of Professor Virchow, the famous and popular man of science, at a distinguished Liberal, by Janiszewskl. a poor journeyman book-binder and Pole. Herr Woesteann, Bismarck's friend, the great Hamburg ship-owner, and candidate of the National Liberals, was defeated by Ditz, a Socialist. This astonished the Socialists themselves. Hamburg is now entirely in their hands. The opposition press comments freely upon the fact that after twelve years of operation of the law for the suppression of Socialises, the great populous centers of the country have become hotbeds of Socialism. It is argued that since the law expires in September next, the Gov ernment must abandon the attempt to this movement by legislation, or dissolve the Reichstag and appeal to the nation on this special issue. The press generally, in so far as it might give any reflection of official feeling, refrains from the attempt; but the Progressionist papers recur their predictions that Bis marck will immediately resign the Presi dency of the Prussian Ministry and be succeeded by Botticher. Official opinion on this subject favors the view that Bis marck's) position has been strengthened by the result of tbe elections. The Emperor was confident that his rescripts would check the successful progress of the Socialists, and is conse quently enraged at the discovery that this was an illusion. Officials quote Bis marck as saying the rescripts would as sist the Socialist candidates and could not weaken them. It is thought likely, therefore, that the Emperor will return to the guidance of Biemarck. King Otto, of Bavaria, is bedridden and in the last stages of general paraly sis. At 9:45 tonight there are some addi- , tional particulars known of the election, the German Liberals claiming that their j returns show that they have to contest in supplementary elections for 62 seats. As 46 of these are against the cartellers , and 14 against the Socialists, they are confident that their party will have in the next Reichstag 65 to 70 votes. SIBERIAN HORRORS. A New Version of the Outrage at Kara. London, February 22.—Further details of the outrage at the political prison at Kara reached Russian exiles in London today. It appears tbat the trouble origi nated in the "hunger" strike, in August, when the women prisoners tried to starve themselves tn death to escape the brutal ities of their jailors. All tltjkwomen im prisoned abstained from foofrfor fourteen . days. At first the jailo s jeered at the women, then tempted them with food, and then, finding this of no avail, threat ened them. When several women were at the point of death from voluntary ab stinence from food, the prison officials resorted to artificial means to compel them to take nourishment. The methods adopted, however, were violent and licentious, and the women were com pelled to abandon the strike. Abomi nable outrages followed. This state of affairs led Madame Sigide, whose death by flogging has already been announced, to ask for an interview with the director of the prison in the hope of securing an amelioration of the condition of the pri soners. The request WAS granted, but she found him so abusive that in ber ex asperation she called him a villain and slapped his face. Madame Sigida was then taken from the director's office and conveyed to the prison in which the common offenders were confined. Three of her companions from among the po litical prisoners were permitted to join her. some time later Baron Korff . sent a special order directing that Madame Sigida be punished ac cording to the regulations, and the order was executed to the fullett ' extent. The punishment was so severe 1 that death ensued from rupture of the ' heart. Her three companions committed i suicide within an hour of tbe time of i hearing of Sigida's death. Many hearing > of the flogging and suicides, carried out I their threat of suicide. They mot to* gether. and thirty of them shared what' poison they could obtain. That evening two died. Their convulsions and the dead silence which reigned in the other cells roused the attention of the guards, who immediately summoned physicians who administered emetics and endeav ored by every means to counteract the effects of tbe poison. A PETITION TO THE CZAR. Philadblphja, Pa., February 22.—A largely attended meeting of the Siberian Exile Petition Association this afternoon agreed upon a form of petition to the Czar of Russia, which will be circulated all over the United States for signatures. The petition, which is a lengthy one, speaks ef the interest taken here in the Siberian exile system, commends the penal reform already accomplished in Russia, and calls the attention of the Czar to the indignant feeling of the friendly people of America that in the punishment of some of her subjects, Rus sia, whether from causes peculiar to ber people, er on account of ancient custom, is not in all points in harmony with the humanizing sentiments of the age. I OH 1.14.-\ »IISf ELL.ANY. Effort* to Ruppren the Slave Trade in Africa, Etc. Brussels, February 22.—The Congo Free State has empowered the Bru?sels Anti-Slavery Society to send an expedi tion to Africa to aid in suppressing the slave trade. A MISSING BOAT'S CREW. London, February 22.—A boat with six of the crew of the British ship Sovereign, sank by collision with the steamer Highgate, ia still missing. A DESPERATE BOARDER. Bremen, February 22.—A laborer to day made a futile attempt to shoot his landlady. He then wrecked the house with dynamite, killing both the woman and himself. DUTCH SOCIALISTS ARRESTED. Berlin, February 22. —Van Beweren, Domela and Mewenhaus, leaders of the Socialist party in Holland, were arrested in this city on charges pot known. THE SICK AT LONDON. London, February 22. —Lincoln's son is somewhat weaker. Lord Tennyson's malady has assumed the form of severe bronchial catarrh. He is a shade better tonight. IN THK MASOI.O COUNTRY. Lisbon,February22.—Intelligence from Mozambique dated January Bth nays: It is reported that the Makolos, incited by the agents of the East Africa Lakes Company, had attacked the Portuguese. The natives were supplied with arms and ammunition by the agents. Some missionaries, who opposed these pro ceedings of the agents, interfered, ar rested hostilities and restored peace. HAWAIIAN ELECTIONS. A Close Contest with Odds ln Favor of tne Government. San Francisco, February 22.—The steamer Australia which arrived from Honolulu this morning, brings almost complete returns of the elections for No- Ibles and Representatives, held in the Hawaiian kingdom February sth. The returns received here by the steamer a week ago led to the belief that the oppo sition, or National Reform party, had gained a sweeping victory, but the pres ent advices, which include the returns from all but two districts, show that the succens of the National Reform party was confined principally to the island of Oahu, on which Honolulu is situated, and the later returns indicate that the Reform party will have a small majority in the next Legislature. The returns, so far as received, give the Reform party thirteen members in the House of Nobles, National Reform party (or opposition) ten members and Inde pendent one. In the House of Repre sentatives the Reform party elected ten members and the National Reform party twelve members. The Honolulu Adver tiser concedes that the two remaining seats in the House of Representatives will be held by the National Reformers, thus making the two parties a tie in that house, and giving tbe Reform party a slight majority in the House of Nobles. FKANCE. The Due D'Orleans Pardoned and Escorted to tbe Frontier. Paris, February 22.—A Cabinet meet ing was held this morning, at which it was decided to set aside the sentence of two years' imprisonment imposed on the Due D'Orleans, and have him escorted to the frontier today. General Casto will ba tried by a court martial for attacking Freycinet, Minister of War, in a speech to the cavalry at Meaux. Later —The Cabinet Council at the Elysee decided to postpone for the pres ent the release of the Duke of Orleans. He will be transferred to the Central prison. The next Cabinet Council will probably fix the date of his pardon. CANADIAN GOSSIP. Whims Wise and. Otherwise of Do minion Legislators. Tokonno, Ont., February 22. —In the Ontario Lagislature Premier Mowat in troduced a bill extending to the Jews in the province all the rights and privileges enjoyed by other religious organiza tions. Senator Mcintosh has introduced a bill in the Senate to make Gaelic the official language. A Triple Tragedy. Reading, Pa., February 22.—Henry Lebo, a wife murderer who when cap tured three days ago, sent a bullet into his head, died tonight. This is the final act in a terrible tragedy which cost three lives, Mrs. Lebo's father, Daniel Fisher, having dropped dead when he heard of tke shooting of his daughter. A college Fracas. Crawfobdsville, Ind„ February 22 — A fight occurred today between freshmen and semaphores of Wabash College, in which wagon spokes, canes and fists were used, and a number were hurt. President Tnttle was struck from behind on the head. The affair will be investi gated. Tne staie (.sort. Jackson, Miss., February 22.—The re port by the legislative committee on the accounts of the State Treasurer express the opinion that when Hemmingway is credited with the money paid out by him for coupons in 1876, it will be found that the State owes him over $2,000. Corbett Coining; Home. Yuma, Aria.. February 22.— J. J. Cor bett, the San Francisco pugilist who recently defeated Kilrain in a six-round .contest, passed Yuma tod*, to urrive in San Francisco Sunday, APPALLING DISASTERS. Breaking of a Storage Res eryoir ia Arizona. ALMOST A JOHNSTOWN HORROR. Forty Lives Known to be Lost- Fatal Boiler Explosions and Other Casualties. issoclated Press Dispatches to tha Hbbald. Prescott, Ariz., February 22.—The large storage dam across the Hassayampa river, built only two years ago by the Walnut Grove Water Storage Company, gave way this morning nnder the pres sure of a heavy flood, and swept all be fore it. Forty persons are known to be drowned, and as the town of Wicken burg, thirty miles below the dam, was on the same stream, great fears are enter tained for its safety. As there is no tele graphic communication no news can be obtained until tomorrow. The service dam of the company, lo cated fifteen miles below the reservoir, and fifteen miles of flume, just approach ing completion, were also swept away. The company has spent over $800,000 on the enterprise of storing water for hy draulic mining. Their machinery had arrived and they expected to commence operations next week. The dam which held the waters back was 110 feet long at tbe base and 400 feet at the topi It was 110 feet thick at the base and ten feet at the top, forming a lake three miles in length by three fourths of a mile wide, and 110 feet deep. Lieutenant Brodie, in charge of the work, was absent at Pnoenix, superintending the shipment of machinery to the works. Of those known to have been drowned were: J. Haines, wife and four children; W. H. Boone and daughters; JohnTilbv, Joseph Reynolds, Mrs. McCarthy and T. McMillan. EXPLODED BOILERS. Terrible Explosion ln a Packing Rouse at Omaha. Omaha, February 22.—There was an explosion in the Armour-Cudany pack ing works at South Omaha, this morn ing, the outside boiler of a battery of nin** Dursting from some cause unknown. It tore a great hole in the walls of the machinery department adjoining, and about twenty-five men were buried in the debris. The city fire department was summoned, and, together with the em ployees of the establishment, soon quelled tbe flames and began the work of rescu ing the unfortunates. Three men were killed and seven badly injured, some of whom will probably die. Those killed are John Tighe, Hans Olson and John Linahan, all firemen. Seriously injured —Edward Maskell, James McGuire, Michael Hoylehan, James Black, Al Hardy, Samuel Gibson, J. L. Sheridan. All these men suffered badly from cuts, bruises and fractured bones, and were scalded by escaping steam. It is likely that three, and perhaps four of them, will die. All the other men caught in the debris were taken out practically un hurt. OTHER FATAL EXPLOSIONS. Raleigh, N. C, February 22.—Early this morning the boiler in Lanier's dis tillery at Salisbury exploded, wrecking the building. Two men were killed, two fatally injured and several seriously hurt. Richmond, Va., February 22. —A boiler exploded this morning in the saw mill of James Hunter at Ruther Glenn, thirty miles from this city, killing three people and wounding six. THE OREGON ROAD. A Long Time Yet Before Trains Can Get Through. Portland, Ore., February 22. —Mana- ger Koepler, of the Southern Pacific, has returned from the scene of the trouble on the line in Southern Oregon. Speaking of the situation, he said: "In the Cow Creek canon there will be a temporary track built about two miles. We are working from the north and have Bent forward supplies of men and material from Portland and Roseburg. We still hope to get over the Umpqua by Monday. As soon as the crossing is ef fected at Umpqua, the whole force will go beyond the tunnel, working their way up the canon, a distance of nine miles, to West Fork, thence one and one half miles farther south, where connection will be made with the new temporary line. It is expected that altogether be tween twenty and twenty-five days will be required to get the line in running order. KILLED BY DYNAMITE. a Frightful Result of Drying tbe Ex. . plosive ln a Stave. Pittsburg, February 22. — W. M. Crock, of Adamsbury, a village six miles west of here, took home this afternoon a stick of dynamite and placed it in the stove to dry. In ten minutes a terrific explosion occurred, wrecking the house. A piece of the stove struck William Stemely, killing him instantly. Flying missiles struck Crock and wife and child, who were in the room, and they were fatally hurt. The Tennis Tournament. San Fbancisco, February 22.—The first four rounds of the handicap tournament of the California Tennis Clnb today re duced the contestants for first place to Kilgariff and Beaver and Yateu and Har rison. The first set of the fifth round was won by Yates and Harrison, score 6 to 2; the second and third sets were won by Kilgariff and Beaver, score 6 to 4 in each set. The fourth set stood three games each when darkness prevented further play. The Grocers Reach Frisco. San Francisco. .February 22.—The excursion party cf New England grocers and fruit dealers, numbering seventy five persons, arrived here this evening in a special train. All express themselves as greatly enjoying the trip. They re main in the city until Wednesday, going then to Sacramento, and thence east over the Central Pacific. Progress ln Japan. San Francisco, February 22.—United States Vice-Consul-General G. H. Scid more, of Japan, has arrived here, ac companied by his family. Mr, Scidmore FIVE C&ATS. is one of the thirteen consular officers of the United States who are appointed for life. He says: "There is now getting to be a complete network of railroads in Japan. The latest big railway opened is from Tokio to Kobe and beyond. The new palace of the Emperor at Tokio is lighted by the Edison electric light, and everywhere one sees progress. The prominent members of the American colony are well. Consul-General Great house is very popular, and everybody likes Minister Swift." C'KACK. SHUTS. California!!* Compete with ttoe World* Champion*. San Fbancisco, February 22.—Th# combined Eastern and Western teams of the world's champion trap-shooters com peted with a picked California team this afternoon at the Height-street baseball grounds for the Allen trophy, and of tho 150 birds allowed each team the Califor nians scored 130 and the world's cham pions 137. The California team was composed of John K. Orr, Ed Fay and H. C. Golcher, of San Francisco; Marlines Chick, San Diego; Joseph Delmas, San Jose; C. J. Haas and C. A. Merrill, Steckton; H. A. Bossford, Vacaville; I. S. Kellof, Oak land ; Dr. 8: E. Knowles, Saucelito. The world's champions were: A. McMurchy, Syracuse, N. V.; W. H. Westencroft, Philadelphia; W. Fred Quinby, Boston; H. Bi Whitney, Phelps, N. V.; W. S. Perry, Worcester. Mass.; C. D. Budd, Dcs Moines, lowa.; J. B. Stice, Omaha; R. O. Heikes, Dayton, O.; L. Tucker, Freeport, 111., J. Ruble, Beioit, Wis. DEATH'S HARVEST. Jotiu Jacob Astor ti&tnera ante tne Bones *f His Father*. New Yobk, February 22.—John Jacob Astor died this morning of heart failure. Astor complained yesterday morn ing that he was feeling unwell, but in the evening went out to dinner. Soon after his return he became so ill that the family sent for Dr. Fordyce Barker. When he reached the bedside he found the patient already dying; hardly any pulse was perceptible. Astor continued to sink slowly until 4 o'clock this morn ing, when he died. There were present at his death bed, William Waldorf Astor and a few other relatives. John Jacob Astor waa the eldest son of the late William Astor, and grandson of the original John Jacob Astor, who founded the fortunes of tbe family. He was the head of the third generation of tbe Astor family. He was born 6& years ago. In 1875 his father died, leaving John Jacob a two-thirds share in his estate, valued at $200,000,000. Dur ing the civil war Astor v.tmt to the front and eerved with credit as an aide-de camp to General McClellan. He is suc ceeded by his only son, William Waldorf Aster, who was Minister to Italy some years ago. The funeral will take place Tuesday from Tririty chapel. Thus passes away perhaps the richest man of America, cer tainly the head of the wealthiest family in this country. The benefactions ef Astor and his wife, who died two years ago, were many and great. Utica, N. V., February 22.—John F. Seymour, brother of the late Horatio Seymour, died this afternoon, aged 76. New Yobk, February 22.—James Banker Hilton, aged 27, a son of Judge Hilton, and manager of the London branch of the latter's dry eoods busi ness, died at Bournemouth, England, to day, of influenza. An JEng-llsn Syndicate Story. Chicago, February 22. —A morning: paper says the Union stock yards of Chi cago are under negotiations and will doubtless be sold to an English syndi cate. The price for the enormous plant will be $30,000,000. Treasurer Williams, of the company, says there is no truth in the report. Mr. McMullen, of the Alton road, one of the stockholders of the Union stock yards, said this evening that he believed the statement that negotiations for the purchase of the yards by an English syndicate are pending is correct. He understands the price is to be $20, --000,000, instead of $30,000,000. Presi dent Sherman, of the stock yards com pany, admitted tonight that a deal might be negotiated by Eastern stock holders without his knowledge, but he had no definite information. Shipwrecked Sailors. Elswokth, Maine, February 22.—The revenue cutter Dallas yesterday took a life crew to the wreck of the British schooner Glenn, on Little Duck island, and took off some of the crew of the schooner, who had suffered terrib'y from exposure. Four men left the schooner before the cutter arrived, and it is feared they have been lost. Bank Wreckers Imprisoned. N«w York, February 22.—George H. Pell and James A. Simmons, two of the three financiers indicted for embezzling $31,000 in securities of the Lenox Hill Bank, spent last night in a cell. This morning Simmons was released on $20, --900 bail; Pell will probably be released this afternoon. The Bllllara-IMayer*. Hew York, February 22.—The fourth ea me of billiards was played by Jacob Schaeffer and Frank C. Ives. Schaeffer was handicapped with a 14-inch balk line, against the 8-inch of his opponent. The former won by a score of 500 to 200. Average: Schaeffer, 26 6 19; Ives, 11 2-18. Stanislaus Democrat*. Modesto, Cal., February 22.—The Stanislaus county Democratic central committee met today and ordered a primary election under the Crawford plan for Saturday, May 3d, to nominate a full Democratic county ticket and dele gates to the convention to be held May 10th. Train Will Have a Rival. Pobt Townsend, Wash., February 22. —The citizens here have contributed $2,000 towards a purse of $6,000 to send Miss Regina Rottischild, of this city, to race around the world against George Francis) Train. She will go eastward, and expects to make the trip in less than sixty days. ' A Fatal Runaway. Elizabeth, N. J., February 22 —A team drawing a carriage containing three ladies ran away this evening, and the ladies becoming frightened, jumped out. Miss Mary E. Riler was killed, Miss Carrie E. Tyler so badly hurt that she died soon after, and Ella Tyler terribly injured.