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VOL*. XXXIII.—NO. 148 THE BENWELL TRAGEDY. Were Two Fortnne-Hunters Lured to Death? ANOTHER ENGLISHMAN MISSING. Burehell Found Guilty of Murder. Mrs. Burehell an Accessory After the Fact. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbbald. Woodstock, Ont., March 8. —New and sensational developments are cropping up in connection with the Benwell tragedy, and the question now is whether there have not been at least two victims. Two or three years ago a young English man, Neville H. Pickthall, came here, purchased a farm six miles south of town, and about four months ago mar ried the daughter of a minister. On February lO'.h Pickthall raised $1,000 on a mortgage on his farm and left here, paying to his wife: "I am going to double this money before I come back/ He was seen at Niagara Falls that night, and said he was going to New York to meet his sister. The testimony in the Burehell examination showed that he reached New York and there met the Burchells. Since then no trace of him has been found, nor any word received from him. The theory now is that he was enticed to New York by Burehell with the expectation of making a large sum of money, and was put out of the way for the money he carried with him. THE BENWELL INQUEST. Princeton, Oat., March 8 —The in quest on the remains of Benwell was re sumed this morning. Pelley, the young man who accompanied Benwell and Burehell to. this country, told the story of his acquaintance with Burehell and Benwell, much as he did at Niagara Fails. The Coroner's jury rendered a verdict finding that Benwell came to his death at the hands of Reginald Burehell, and they implicate his wife as having guilty knowledge of the crime after its com mission. THE EVIDENCE AGAINST BURCHELL. Burehell was arraigned at Niagara Falls last Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. Young Pelley testified that Burehell had told him what a nice place Pine Pond was, and that he would drive him out to it during the summer in a four-in-hand. Pine Pond is near the place where Benwell's body was found. "Burehell told me." continued the wit ness, "that Benwell gave him the keys of his trunks in order to pass Benwell's baggage." A detective testified that Burehell said he could not recognize Benwell'aclothing from photographs taken alter death, while Pelley quickly recognized them and said that they were made of odd material, and that any person could not be mistaken about them. George Hay, a Grand Trunk brake man, swore that he saw the prisoner on Monday at Eastwood station, near the scene of the murder. His trousers were turned up at the bottom and his shoes covered with mud. Burehell was remanded to jail to await the result of the Coroner's inquest at Princeton. MRS. BURCHELL ARRAIGNED. Mrs. Burehell was then arraigned as an accessory to the crime, and the mag istrate informed her that he had been instructed by the Attorney-General of Ontario to remand her for seven days. Her counsel protested against the Attor ney-General's interference, and Mrs. Burehell wept. A consultation was held and the prisoner allowed to remain at a hotel under police surveillance to enable her counsel to interview the Attorney- General and see if bail could be arranged. The Attorney-General refused to accept bail and ordered that she continue under guard. Mrs. Burehell is looked upon by the people as being an innocent woman, and as having been duped into marriage with Burehell. CAN SHE BE PUNISHED? Pelley believed Mrs. Burehell knew of the plot conceived by her husband to de fraud Benwell, and that she was a part ner in the fraud. There was little differ ence of opinion among the jurors as to the question of guilt, the only question being whether or not a verdict Bhould be given in the absence of the prisoners. That portion of the verdict finding Mrs. Burehell accessory after the fact, is crit icised. Under the law of Canada, a wife cannot be punished for shielding her husband, and it is asserted, therefore, Mrs. Burehell cannot be made an acces sory after the fact in the general Bense of the term. THE POLICE HAVE A THEORY. The New York World's correspondent at Niagara Falls, working on the Ben well case, says that the Dominion police have a theory that in England tbere is an association of some kind which makes ill-gotten gains by preying upon credu lous young Enlishmen, younger sons and youths in quest of building up fortunes, mostly, and inducing them under very much the same pretexts by which Bureh ell is said to have lured Benwell and Pelley hither to seek a new world. The supposition is that there is a middle man in London, with agents in his em ploy, and that these agents bring young fellows whom they are to dupe. _ For two or three years, in some British newspapers, advertisements have been appearing to the effect that young men in search of good living might find it in the Dominion. It was such an adver tisement in the London Standard that three or four months ago caught Pelley's eye. That advertisement was Burch ell's, and it evidently caught Benwell as well. A Big Enterprise. St. Paul, March B.—A big deal in creameries is learned by the Pioneer Press, and greater developments will fol low. O. E. Marvin and Edward Cam mack owned an extensive line of cream eries in this State; in fact their creamery business was probably one of the largest in the world. A company has been formed with a paid up capital of $300,000, having among its stockholders the big London firm of Brown Bros., who paid $200,000 for the control of the company. Henry Yillard also purchased stock in the new company, which will be extended along the line of the Northern Pacific to the Pacific Coast, and also to be firmly established in England. KTIEI, ALIVE, Some Hope|Yei for the Eight Eli te Ml bed :tllners. Wilkesbarbe, Pa., March B.—The fate of the eight men entombed in the South Wilkesbarre shaft, five days ago, is not sealed for good yet. Workmen engaged in laying pipe from the Stanton mine to the Nillman mine, were startled this evening by a loud knock ing on the main water Jpipe, which runs all through the mines. The men stopped work. All at once George McDonald cried out, "My God! is it pos sible the men are still alive?" Tbere is good reason to believe now they are. If they are, their where abouts must be on top of the lift of the Hillman vein. They are able to get air there, and as they had a mule with them at the time of the explosion the theory is that they may have managed to live by slaughtering and eating it. Redoubled efforts will be made to find them. Mark Twain Enjoined. New York, March B.—Judge Daly, in the Court of Common Pleas today, granted Author and Playwright Edward H. Housey, an injunction restraining Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), Mrs. Abbey Sage Richardson and Daniel Frohman from producing the Prince and Pauper. Housey claimed to have had a contract with Clemens to dramatize the book, and did so; that at the satce time Clemens made an arrangement with Mrs. Richardson, authorizing her ver sion, and he claimed this to be an in fringement of his own dramatization, and that some parts of it were based on his own suggestions to Clemens. Manager Frohman will appeal. Omlnoua Newi from Brazil. New York, March B.—A private tele gram from Rio de Janeiro states that ex change fell today to 22% pence, a drop of two pence, tiie lowest point touched for five years. It is surmised that this indicates some tuJden internal commo tion in Brazil, of which the cable is not allowed to bp The dispatch also states that cofloo and rubber are greatly excited. It is officially denied at Rio that the Government has resolved to promulgate a constitution prior to the constituent as sembly. Proud of Her Burly Son. Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 8. —Jack Hefferon and Carter, lccal pugilists of some note, fought this morning near Will's Creek for $100 a side, London prize ring- rules. After a desperate fight Hefferon was declared the winner in the twenty-fourth round. Both men were badly punished. Among the eighty spectators present was the mother of Hefferon, who cheered her boy on. When he was declared the winner she clasped him in her arms, after which she took him home and dressed bis injuries. Elnenien Mime. Omaha, March B.—The linemen of this city, about 125, decided last night to quit work until their demand for an increase of wages was conceded by their em ployers. This action was taken by the Union Order of Linemen, which includes the linemen employed by the electric light company, Western Union, Union Pacific and telephone company. The companies interested refused to grant the increase, which is from $2.10 and $2.25 to $2.50 and, $2.65. Eastern Echoes. The condition of ex-Congressman Taulbee has chnn ed for the worse. Near Carlondale, Pa., three Slavonian laborers were run over and killed by the Erie express. Matilda Ruby died at Raywick, Ky., Friday, aged 123 years. The record of her age was authenticated in a family Bible in her possession. At Melville, L. 1., Smith Bayliss, wife and young child were asphyxiated by gas. Mrs. Bayliss is dead, and her hus band can't live; the child will probably recover. Charles E. Arnold, once a leading member of the New York bar, and for some time theatrical manager, died in a cheap Bowery lodging house, Saturday morning. The United States gunboat Concord was successfully launched Saturday afcernoon at Roach's ship yard, at Chester, Pa. The launch was witnessed by many people. At Alfred, Maine, the verdict of the coroner's jury in the Sawtelle murder case was tnat Hiram F. Sawtelle came to his death, February sth, by a pistol shot by the hand of Isaac Sawtelle. At Orange Lake, N. V., Joe Donoghue won the one-mile skating race. In the five-mile race Joe Donoghue was the only starter. He broke the record, mak ing the distance in 16 minutes 34 2-5 seconds. Captain Tidd, Government timber inspector for the Indians, returned from a trip to Red Lake and White Earth In dian agencies, Minn., says the reports circulated about destitution among the Indians at these reservations, are false. Great excitement exists in the vicinity of Fountain Head, Sumner county, Term., over the appearance of spotted fever, or malignant meningitis. In all there have been seven deaths. Those who take it live only a very short time. The committee to investigate the affairs of the State Treasurer of Missouri has finished the counting of the cash, and found it ten thousand dollars short. They express the opinion that the ex amination of the books and papers will increase this to over $30,000. At Lebanon, 0., Al Graham, the former Auditor of Warren county, was sentenced on a plea of guilty to an in dictment charging him with embezzling the funds of the county to the amount of $63,211. The court eentenced him to the penitentiary for eighteen years and a fine of $126,422. The Baeder Glue Company, of New York, has been closed by the Sheriff on judgments aggregating $52,000. The New York members of the concern say the trouble was caused by irregularities of the Pittsburg partner, L. C. Haughey, who, they claim, used the company's money for his own benefit, to the extent of $60,010. Chief Engineer Fletcher, Commodore Melville, and Paymaster Barton, of the United States navy, accompanied by Irving M. Scott, the ship-builder of San Francisco, are at Richmond, Ya., for the purpose of viewing the casting of the cylinder for the battle ship Texas. They all expressed 'gratification at the capa bility of the establishment, SUN DAY MORNING, MARCH 9. 1890. PACIFIC COAST NEWS. Express Robbers' Schemes Miscarry; RENEGADE APACHES CAPTURED. High Water Up North—Yuba and Feather Rivers Booming;, Railroad Taxes. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. San Francisco, March 8 —George W. Gregory and John R. Ewing were ar rested this evening on the charge of rob bing Wells, Fargo & Co. of $212 two mouths ago, and the men confessed that they had engaged in a plot contemplat ing an extensive series of robberies. Gregory was formerly a messenger im the employ of Wells, Fargo & Co., but he resigned his position last December. Before doing so, however, he obtained a key which would unlock the treasure boxes of the company and another key which would give him acceßS to express cars. He took E wing into his confidence, and on January sth, last, they boarded a ferryboat at Oakland, and while Gregory kept watch, Ewing climbed into an ex press wagon which was being ferried over, and while the driver was standing at the horses' heads unlocked the treas ure box and extracted a package ton mining $212, which the men escaped with. While Gregory was in the employ of the company he secured the combina tions of about forty safes in country offices of the company, and the men next at tempted to rob tbe safes at Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Sacramento, but were unsuccessful, the combinations having been changed. They then engaged the services of another man, whose name is unknown, and formed a plan to hold up one of the express messengers on the overland train on its arrival at Oakland. Their courage failed them as they were about to exe cute this plan. Gregory and Ewing next went to Lathrop to rob an express car there, and were planning to go to Fresrw for the same purpose, when they were arrested. THE BAY CIPV'S MENDICANTS. Secretary Proctor Has No Fund to Issue Rations. Washington, March 8. —Several ap peals have been made to tho Secretary of War by one Witters, of San Francisco, who signs himself "President of the Ex ecutive Committee of Unemployed," for the issue of Government rations to a large number of persons in San Francisco, rep resented as out of work and suffering from, lack of the necessaries of Ufa. Sec retary Proctor referred him to the civil authorities, with the statement that there is no fund at his disposal which can be used for the purpose. THE STANFORDS SEND A CHECK, San Francisco, March 8. —Mayor Pond today receivad a check for $2,000 from Senator and Mrs. Stanford, as their con tribution to the fund for the relief of the unemployed. THE RELIEF COMMITTEE'S WORK. At the meeting of the executive com mittee for the relief of the unemployed today, subscriptions to the amount of about $4,000 were announced. Park Commissioner Stone stated that the commissioners had instructed the park superintendent to give work only to men with families, giving each man twenty days' employment. There are now 125 men working, and they will be kept busy some time. FEOUBS UP NORTH. The Yuba aud Feather Rivers Very High. Marysville, Cal., March 7. —The rain fall today was 22 hundredths of an inch. The Yuba river rose to 16 feet 7 inches, but has begun te fall. The Feather river stood 18 feet 2 inches this after noon, hut is now receding. RAILROAD TRAFFIC INTERRUPTED. Passengers on trains to and from bis city over the Oregon line, have been transferred by carriages from here to Ihe Berg ranch, owing to the fact that sone of the track outside the levee has b»n covered. Passengers and mail to aid from Oroville are carried by boat oser the Simmerly slough, north of this city, the track being two feet under water. Telegrams this evening from points on the Yuba, state that the water is falling. The levee commission state that there is not an insecure place in tbe levees, snd that no height of water could break them. RENEUADES RUN BOWN. Two Apache Marauders Killed and Three Captured. Globe, Ariz., Marchß. —The five rene> gade Apaches who murdered George Herbert, a freighter, a week ago, were overtaken yesterday on Salt river, thirty miles north of Globe, by a detachment of troops under command of Lieutenanl James W. Watson, of the Tenth Cavalry and .Lieutenant Clarke. The troops hac a sharp fight with the Indians, resulting in the killing of two of the renegades and the capture of the other three, one of whom was wounded. The troops had traveled over 360 miles of the roughest country in the Territory, and in this skir mish with the Indians escaped without a scratch. The killed were buried where they fell, and the prisoners were brought here today. They will be taken to Sin Carlos, and later will be turned over to the authorities of Graham county. THE STARVE!* FOUNDLINO. Mrs. Burkett and Son started from Crass Valley. Grass Valley. Cal., March B.—Mrs. Dr. Burkett, mentioned in a dispatch from Karaas City, as arrested for leav ing a dead baby on the seat of a railroad car at Wichita, Kansas, left Grass Val ley on the Ist or 2d of this month with her son Otto, for Kingman, Kansas, after a visit here to her brother, G. W. Ste vens. She took no baby from here, but her intention while here was to get a baby from some foundling home in San Francisco to adopt and raise. Long Forfeits to Henceman. San Francisco, March 8.— Charley Long, a local champion oarsman matched to row Henry Henceman, of Stockon, on the 16th inst., failed ' • up the final deposit of the |6« 0 • ! * to * J diy, and accordingly forfeited to the San Joaquin scalier the $250 already placed up with the stakeholder. Long con tacted a bad cold, and the unfavorable wsather prevented him from getting into , proper condition. HAILROAD TAXES, They are Uncollectible Cinder the New State Constitution. San Francisco, March 8 -The Supreme Court this morning decided the long < Sending contest over railroad taxes. The ecision is in favor oi the railroad com panies, the court holding that the com plaint is defective, and that the mode of collection of taxes under the constitution is unconstitutional. There were five • suits, the defendants being the Central Pacific Company, Northern Railway Company, San Pablo and Tulare Com- ' p:iny, Southern Pacific Railroad Com- ' pany and California Pacific Railroad ] ; Company. The decision is rendered in . the case of the first named. It was writ ten by Justice Fox, and is concurred in by Justices McFarland, Patterson, 1 Bharpstein and Works, while Justice 1 Thornton and Chief Justice Beatty dis- i tented, the latter writing a short opinion in support of his views. The points in- . rolved concern the right of the State and 1 counties to collect taxes under the pro- 1 visions of the new constitution. • BACKS Li A BLANCHE. 1 A Townsman of the Marine Has Money That Talks. i San Francisco, March B.—W. S. I Spicer, a Canadian and townsman of , George La Blanche, announces in a let- , ter that he will back La Blanche against Dempsey to the extent of $15,000. He ' makes the following proposition: First— ' I will waiter that La Blanche can knock Dempsey out in thirty rounds or better, tt the rate one to two for the sum of 1 $5,000. Second—l will wager on the 1 result that La Blanche beats him in the euia of $15,000, even-np, Queensbury rules to govern, in club or out of club. Canal Contractor Sues. San Francisco, March 8. —The suit of Charles Hansen against Henry B. 1 Slavin, the well-known Panama contrac tor, to recover $1,210,000, began in the Superior Court today. He alleges that in 1882 he agreed with Henry B. Slavin and M. A. Slavin, since deceased, to subscribe for 2,000 shares of stock of the American Contracting and Dredging Company, which the Slavins con trolled. The stock, however, was never delivered, though he stood ready to pay for the same. The value of the shares and of the dividends declared would now amount to the sum sued for. H. B. Slavin states that Hansen never paid a dollar for any of the stock and had never even asked for any. Feeny's Murderer. Sacramento, March 8 —Charles Free man, the murderer of Mark Feeny, ap peared in court this morning, and his ex amination was set for next Wednesday. Al Austin, brother-in-law of Freeman, ..as stated that the latter told him that io (Freeman) and Wilkes had conspired to murder Feeny. In fact, wheu the Sheriff arrested Freeman the latter pointed to Wilkes and said, "Arrest him, too; he is as guilty as I am." Freeman has before served a short sentence of im prisonment for brutal conduct. Immense Landslides. Nevada, Cal., March 8 —The railroad slide at Town Talk is increasing in pro portions, and is likely to keep the track closed there for several days. Another slide this afternoon, a quarter of a mile south of the first one, buried the track there. The debris crossed the wagon road and a small ravine, filling both, and traveled one hundred and fifty feet before reaching the railroad. To Establish Boundary Lines. Nevada, Cal., March 8 —The Idaho Mining Compauy this afternoon began Buit against the Maryland Company, owning an adjoining mine in the Grass Valley district, to establish the boundary lineß of the Idaho. The mine is work ing toward the Maryland, and recently there arose a controversy as to the Idaho's end lines. The property in volved is of great value. A Shooting Trial Ended. Eureka, Nev., March 8. —The trial of William and Nicholas Curnow, brothers, for the shooting of William Courtney , September 13th last, causing his death, ended yesterday. The jury were out twelve hours and returned a verdict of assault with intent to kill. The jury recom- , mended the judge to inflict the extreme penalty of the law upon William Cur now. Still Raining; at St. Helena. St. Helena, Cal., March B.—The \ storm is not yet over. It has rained al- , most incessantly for the last few days, j the precipitation amounting to 2.40 inches j up to neon today. This makes the rain fall for the season 63 84, and still no signs of cessation. The weather is turn- , ing colder again, but no snow has fallen. ; Unhappy Bondsmen. Tucson, Ariz., March 8. —F. W. Smith, ex-Receiver of the Land Office at ' this place, left for San Francisco Decem ber 21st, stating that he would return in ten days, but has not yet appeared. He 1 is under four indictments, and gave bonds 1 to appear the March term of court, which < meets Monday, March 10th. 1 A Writ of Habeas Corpus. ( San Francisco, March 8. —Chief Jus- i tice Beatty today granted the application > of J. F. Naughton, charged with the 1 murder of Marcus M. Herr, for a writ of < habeas corpus. Tbe writ was made re turnable before the Chief Justice, Mon day morning. Los Angeles Public Building. San Francisco, March 8 —A Wash ington special says Congressman Clunie has been instructed by the House com mittee on public buildings to report fa vorably the Senate bill increasing the appropriation for the Los Angeles post office from $150,000 to $450,000. Asylum Officers. Napa City, Cal., March 8 —The board of State insane aaylnm directors today elected the following officers: President, Dr. Benjamin Shurtleff; secretary and treasurer, C. B. Seely; steward, J. M. Palmer. An Embezzler sentenced. Saunas, Cal., March B.—A. M. Hart man, convicted last week of embezzling money while Wells, Fargo & Co.'s agent at Kirgs Olty, was today sen tenced to two years at San Queuf a. GERMAN POLITICS. I Emperor William's Auto- , cratic Utterances. i WILL TOLERATE NO OPPOSITION. J I The New Reichstag: is a Study—Bis marck Will Leave it Cook In its Own Juice. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald | Berlin, March B.—[Copyright, 1890, ' by the New York Associated Press.J— ] The Government has decided to open , business in the Reichstag with projects ( prepared by the Council of State, fore- \ most of which are bills regulating work ' on Sunday, and restricting the hours of \ labor of women and children. The c more complex measures, relating to the l hours of male adults, and miners' work j per day,will be reserved until the autumn • session. A bill will also be presented j aiming to control strikes, and an anti- ! Anarchist measure, designed to replace > the anti-Socialist law. It is impossible ( to foresee how the heterogenous elements of the Reichstag will group themselves upon the Government's proposals. The f official expectation is that the projects ' of the Council of State will be quietly ' discussed and accepted, but the army c credits and anti-Anarchist law will test tbe position of the Government toward the majority. Tbe Freissinnige organs say if the Centrists throw their vote c against the Government a dissolution r will be immediately pronounced. Bis- i marck is going to the country on the 1 broad, simple platform of the mainte- s nance of the efficiency of the army. } Although the clerical press is reserved t on the subject, suggestive allusions con- t stantly recur to the resolutions adopted f at the recent Catholic congress in favor t of foreign intervention at Rome. The t first terms asked will be educational con- " cessions. When these shall have been ( granted, whatever pressure the Cen- ) triets can exercise they will concentrate ; upon an effort to effect the rupture of the | existing compact with Italy. The anti-Anarchist bill is the Em peror's inspiration, and was assented to by Bismarck. If, is the anti-Socialist t law under a new name. It is understood i that the expulsion clause of the anti- i Socialist law is omitted, and the bill per- j mits a wider freedom of discussion in the t press and on the platform, and enacts severer penalties against assailants of the t Crown and Government. i The Emperor's speech at Brandenburg, ( Wednesday,continues to excite the great- i est public interest. The official version i in the North German Gazette, instead of i modifying, intensifies tbe Emperor'B dec laration of absolutism. In a most re markable passage he said: "I see in the people and the land entrusted to me by God a talent which, as the Bible says, it is my duty to increase. I mean with all ' my strength to so trade with my talent that I will be enabled to add many an- 1 other thereto. Those who help me I 1 heartily welcome. Those who oppose ! me I dash to pieces." All classes of papers are commenting * on this according to their political views. The Pomeranian Reichs Post urges the Empeior to establish a dictatorship. 1 Other papers advise the suppression of J universal suffrage and the suspension of the sittings of the Reichstag if opposition ■ becomes violent. The Rheinische West phaliche Zeitung, a Bismarckian organ, asserts that the Chancellor, freely criti- , cizing the result of the elections, said: 1 "We shall leave the new Reichstag to J cook in its own juice." FRANCE AND BAHOMEY. Tbe King: Refuses to Recognize Tbe French Protectorate. i Paris, March 8 —In the Deputies to- 1 day Etienne stated that the King of j Dahomey refused to recognize the French ! protectorate over the slave coast, and had invaded that territory, but had been repulsed. He also said if the King re fused to satisfy the demands of France it ; would be necessary to take vigorous ' measures, not with a view to the conquest of Dahomey, but for the purpose of giv- ' ing a salutary lesson to the King and the ! people. Advices from the west coast of Africa state that the position of the French in Dahomey is critical. Baoul, the French agent, demands that 4,000 men be sent to defend the post, and declares if an ex pedition to Aghome, the capital of Da homey, is undertaken, a further force of 4,000 men will be necessary. He con siders that an attempt to conquer Da homey would prove futile. He holds that it will be preferable to secure French rule on the coast. It is reported here this evening that the trouble between France and Da homey has been settled. M1113.1S S PLOTS. Tbe Czar Warned to Beware tbe Ides of March. London, March B.—A letter is said to have been shown to the Czar by the Chief of Police at Moscow, warning him that on March 13th the Czar, Czarina and Czarewitch will meet certain death, and that no power on earth can avert their doom. It is asserted among the Nihilists in London, Berlin and Paris that on the same date the anniversary of the mur der of Emperor Alexander II will be celebrated by an attempt to assassinate Alexander 111. Cable Sparks. The American evolution squadron has arrived at Naples. The customs committee of the French Chamber of Deputies has voted to im pose a duty of three francs on foreign corn, and five francs on corn flour. The trial at Wadowice, Austria, of the persons accused of emigrant swindling resulted in the conviction by jury of thirty-one of the sixty prisoners. The Kempton Park March meeting champion hurdle handicap, two miles over eight hurdles, was won by Theodo lite, Papyrus second, Castilian third. Four French detectives have arrived at the City of Mexico in pursuit of Eyraud, the assassin of Goufee, the Paris marshal, whose horrible murder in July created a sensation throughout France. At Prague a number of students as sembled in the streets, marched to the houses of several old Own professors FIVE CH-inTS. and acted in a riotous manner. The soldiers charged the students with fixed bayonets and dispersed them. A special from Constantinople reports the death of Sultan Murrad, who suc ceeded his uncle. Sultan Abdul Aziz, in 1876, and was deposed in favor of his brother, the present Saltan, in August of the same year. Since that time, it is alleged, he has been concealed in the palace. STORM ON THE SIERRAS. All the Cats Ag*ln Drifted Shut with snow, Tbuckee, Gal., March B.—lt began storming again last night, and snowed and blowed fiercely all day. The wind is a perfect hurricane. The old snow is packed as hard as ice. All the cuts are blown level full. Cascade cut is block aded hopelessly. So long as the wind continues the snow shovelers cannot work successfully. The snow falls back faster than it can be carried out. The rotary is stack hopelessly in the cut. When the storm ceases it can be shov eled out; not before. The cyclone is broken and gone to Sacramento for re pairs. Assistant Trainmaster Nativia is running the push plows between Truckee and tunnel 13, with five engines at tached, keeping the track clear. Train No. 2 is at Truckee, also the pay-car. The officials think the rotary cm open Cascade cut tomorrow. BAINFALL AT SAN FBANCISCOi Ban Fbancisco, March 8. —The rain fall of the season amounts to 40.20 inches. During the past thirty-six hours .61 of an inch has fallen, and the predictions are that more will fall tomorrow. Con siderable hail fell today. Battle with Italians. Newcastle, Pa., March 8. —A con stable and two deputies went to the ranch of ten Italians near Wampum, last night, to arrest them for stealing coal. They refused to be arrested, and the con stable returned to town and organized a posse of twenty-five men. They went back and attempted to force the Italians to go to the lockup, when one of them fired a load from a shotgun into one of the posse. Firing then became general, and one of the Italians was fatally shot. The remainder of the Italians were then overpowered and locked up, bat the people at Wampum fear that a large mass of their countrymen, working near there, will attempt to rescue them. California League season. San Fbancisco, March 8. —The direc tors of the California Baseball League to night appointed John Sheridan and Jean Donohue umpires for the season of '90; J. Stapleton and W. Wallace, official scorers at San Francisco; W. Young at Sacramento, and G. P. Kelley at Stock ton. A provisional schedule for the first month, including gatnas on Fridays, was adopted, but another meeting will be necessary to settle the matter. The sea son will open March 23d, with Stockton and San Francisco as contestants, in this city, and Oakland and Sacramento in Sacramento. Troitlag Horse Breeders. San Fbancisco, March 8. —The direc tors of the Pacific Coast Trotting Horse Breeder's Association met today. The following new members were admitted to the association: George Hearst, U. S. Gregory, of lone; H. 8. Hogeboom, of Rohrerville; N. Kemper, of Oakville; W. T. Bartlett, of Suisun; Thomas Smith, of Vallejo;L M. Morse, of Lodi; David Young, of Stockton; Lafayette Funk, of Farmington; William Murray, of Dan ville; Captain Frank Drake, Yallejo; Theodore Lamoureux, of San Pablo, and Dr. G. W. Simpson, of Oakland. Action of supervisors. Salinas, Cal., Maich B.—The Board of Supervisors today passed a resolution re questing the District Attorney to dismiss two murder cases now on the calendar— the Azbell case, which has been tried four times without a verdict being ren dered, and the Laguna case, which has been once tried. The board also de cided to indefinitely postpone action on the proposition of calling an election for the issuance of $200,000 improvement bonds. Keduced Rates. Kansas City, March 8. —The Trans- Missouri Passenger Association author ized today all roads interested to make a $10 rate between Kansas City and Colorado points. The Bock Island has already posted notice of the new rate to be effective Monday It is expected that the Santa Fe, Union Pacific and Burling ton will announce the new rate tomor row, to be effective in three days. The Belloc Bank. San Francisco, March 8 —There were no new developments in the Belloc Bank failure today. The bank officials are working upon a statement of the assets and liabilities, which will be presented at a meeting of the creditors to be held in about eight days. At this meeting an assignee will probably be appointed, and the Sheriff will be released from his charges. A Schooner Ashore. Seattle, Wash., March B.—The schooner Challenger went ashore at Guemas island during a storm on Thurs day night and may prove a total loss. She is of 360 tons burden, and is valued at $4,000 and owned at Port Townsend. Her crew escaped in safety. An effort will be made to get the schooner off, but it is feared she will go to pieces. The California Libeled. San Fbancisco, March 8. —The steam ship State of California was libelled in tbe United States District Court by local tug owners who want salvage for towing the steamer into port a short time ago when she broke her shaft. The Califor nia was released on filing a bond for $30,000. liotng Round the Horn. San Fbancisco, March 8. —The United States store ship Monongahela came down from Mare island today, but owing to the stormy weather outside the har bor, remained anchored in the strea m. The Monongahela is bound for New York. No match for the Giant. Portland, Ore., March B.—Mike Con ley, the "Ithica Giant," defeated Dave Flaherty, ef Chicago, in three rounds at the pavilion here tonight for a purse of $380. Flaherty proved no match for Conley. Mrs. Terry's Trial. San Fbancisco, March B—The8 —The testi mony in the trial of Mrs. David 8. Terry for contempt in the United States Dis trict Court closed today. Arguments of counsel will commence Monday.