LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Burehell is looked upon by the
people as being an innocent woman, and
as having been duped into marriage with
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 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
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.
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
It is officially denied at Rio that the
Government has resolved to promulgate
a constitution prior to the constituent as
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
RENEGADE APACHES CAPTURED.
High Water Up North—Yuba and
Feather Rivers Booming;,
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
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
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
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
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
FEOUBS UP NORTH.
The Yuba aud Feather Rivers
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
RENEUADES RUN BOWN.
Two Apache Marauders Killed and
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
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 ,
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.
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.
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
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. ;
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
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.
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.
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.
Emperor William's Auto- ,
WILL TOLERATE NO OPPOSITION. J
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 !
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
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
At Prague a number of students as
sembled in the streets, marched to the
houses of several old Own professors
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
STORM ON THE SIERRAS.
All the Cats Ag*ln Drifted Shut
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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