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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
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.

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