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moored to the end of the small pier
from which lt Is reached by means of a
gangway, the whole affair being called
Duffy's landing. Upon the barge John
son was standing as the skiff drew up
alongside, and, although unseen to Mrs.
Dane, he had his revolver In his hand.
' Ed Duffy, one of the proprietors of the
ferry, was standing on the pier near the
gangway when he noticed Johnson as
the boat touched the barge unwrapping
something he had rolled up in a news
paper and had been carrying in his
hand. He saw the revolver as it was
exposed, and started at once to inter
fere. As Mrs. Lane stepped on the float
Johnsom approached and asked he!
when she was going to pay him that $200,
his share of the property he had been
allotted. She replied, "Watt a spell;
I'll give it ,to you as soon as<l can get
it."
Duffy meanwhile had anticipated what,
was coming and was rushing down the
ping plank toward Johnson. The lat
ter then raised his gun and pointed lt at
Duffy, as though about to fire. Then he
remembered the boatman. Cormack.who
had stepped onto the float from the
skiff, and wheeled toward him. Mrs.
Lane, meanwhile, was trying to screen
herself behind the frail support of an
awning which was hung out over the
float As Johnson wheeled toward the
boatman Duiry grappled with him and
endeavored to wrest the weapon from
his grasp. The men staggered and
struggled about the tlont. Duffy endeav
oring to throw his opponent Into the
water, and Johnson trying to free his
gdsto'l arm.
At last he did so. and aimed a shot at
Mrs. Lane with deadly effect. The bul
let struck the unfortunate woman In the
left arm, passed through and entered
the chest at the side just below the heart,
and cut a clean path from one side of
the body to the other, making its exit
almost directly on the same line on the
opposite side. With a shriek she fell
over Into the water, but was dead, for
her body did not sink, but floated with
out motion.
For a moment Duffy was paralyzed as
he heard the shot, but did not at the
time know what had been done. With a
great effort he threw Johnson from him
the meurderer also falling off he barge
but landing in the skiff which v,as lied
there. No further attention was paid
to him at the moment as Duffy and Cor
mack devoted their attention to pullln v
the body of Mrs. Lane out of the wati r.
When they laid her forril un the flout the
was i corpse.
THE SUICIDE.
While the body was being dragg 1
from the steamer Johnson turned his
murderous weapon on hlmsi It as he
struggled to his knees in the bottom of
the boat. Placing the muzzle to his head
he pulled the trigger three tlmes.the car
tridges missing fire each time. At the
fourth trial the weapon exploded, the
bullet entering the right side of the
head above the temple. Still another re
port rang out and Johnson dropped dy
ing to the bottom of the boat, the last
ball having gone clear through the
brain from a point back of the right ear.
When he was lifted from the skiff he
was still alive but unconscious, and his
bleeding body was carried to the jail
where he expired some three hours later.
The body of Mrs. Lane was removed
to the office of Dr. W. A. Weldon and her
husbamd was notified of the tragedy. Mr.
Lane was almost prostrated with his
grief and the Stgjne when he was con
fronted with the body of his wife was
heartrending. Johnson was considered
a good-hearted but worthless sort of
fellow, but his former wife was beloved
by all who knew her, many of her
friends expressing their gratification
when the ties that bound her to Johnson
were broken and she was united to Lane
wjto is well though!, of In San Pedro.
Coroner Campbell was summoned by
telephone and went down on the 1:40
train, holding both inquests on his ar
rival. The story of the tragedy was told
by the eye witnesses and a verdict was
quickly arrived at. Johnson was ac
cused of the murder of Mrs. Lane and a
certificate stating that the cause of
death was a gunshot wound inflicted
with suicidal intent was issued in his
case. The body of Mrs. Lane will be
brought to this cltyKof interment, that
of Johnson will probably be buried by
the county as he left no funds.
BASEBALL
dames Played Yesterday by the Dllferent
League Clubs
WASHINGTON. Aug. 21.—The two Cin
cinnati-Washington games scheduled for
today could not be played on account of
rain and wet grounds.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.—The New Torks
and LoulsvlUea played two games today.
New York won the first game. The sec
ond ended in a lie, being called at the end
of the sixth inning on account of darkness.
Two games will be played tomorrow. At
tendance 3500. Score:
First game—New York 8. hits 11, errors 3.
Louisville 0, hits S, error.s 1.
Batteries—Seymour und Wilson; Hall and
Miller.
Second game—Louisville 4. hits 7, errors 4.
New York 4, hits 5, errors 1.
Batteries —Herman and Dexter*; Sullivan
and aWrner.
BOSTON, Ajjg. 24.—Boston won a close
game from l'ittsburg today by timely bat
ting. Plttsbarg took the lead in tiie first
inning and held It until the eighth, whin
hits by Long, Tucker and McCann tied the
score. In the ninth with one out Tc nny
was given his base on balls, Duffy singled
and Long cracked out a lilt to left, Bcorlng
Tenny and winning the gam". Attend
ance ISOO. Score:
Boston 4. hits 11. errors 1.
Pittsburg 3, hits G, errors 3.
Batteries—Nichols and Bergen; Hawley
ami Bugdf/n.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.—The Brooklyns
won a well played game from the Chica
go* today. The home te:im's only tally
was due to MeCormick's wild throw of
McCarthy's grounder and Kennedy's sin
gle in the seventh inning. Both Kennedy
ami T>r% pitched a Btrong game. The
contest was called while Brooklyn was at
bat in the eighth inning on account of dark
ness. Score:
Brooklyn 1, hits i., errors 2.
Chicago 0. hits ::, errors 1.
Batteries—Kennedy and Barrel]; Terry
and Anson.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 24.—Philadel
phla-St. Louis game postponed on account
of rain.
T irj\% n Out .ii . ut T
SALINAS, Aug. 21,-Thf case of the peo
ple by F. A. Taylor vs. the common council
of Salinas, wherein the prosecuting wlt
ness brought an action to have Bald body
ousted from oflice, was thrown out of
court by Judge Dorn today. The action
was brought because of the council's al
leged Illegal granting of a franchise for the
erection of a telephone line within tha cor
porate limits of Salinas cite.
AUcltlgi n Fusioniste
BAY CITY, Aug. 24.-Fuslon or combina
tion under a union silver party heading
the only thing talked of al Demooratic-
Populist a.id silver headquarters tonight
Thero is very little opposition to this plan
manifested anywhere, the middle-of-the
road Populists evidently waiting to show
their bands In the convention tomorrow
Thpre la scarcely a gold Democrat, in sight.
INVESTIGATION DEMANDED
Stirs Up a Hornets' Nest in
Labor Circles
THE SACRAMENTO COUNCIL
Repudiates Aciioo of the Slate Typog
raphical Union
Arguments Advanced Are Supplemented by
Pistol Practice, but Nobody la Hurt.
President lily Is in Jail
Associated Press Special Wire
SACRAMENTO. Aug. 24—The reso
lutions recently adopted by the State
I Typographical union ut Fresno, de
manding an investigation of the affairs
I of the state printing office, stirred up a
hornet's nest in labor circles in Sacra
mento. Nearly every union has de
nounced the action at Frenso, and tj
j night, by a \ote of 21 to C, the local
I Council of Federated Trades adopted
the following resolutions:
Whereas, It has come to the knowl
edge of Sacramento Federated Trade."
I Council, through official notion on the
part of several subordinate unions hav
ing representation In this council, that
State Typographical union, No. 6, at its
s isslon held nt Fresno on the 13th nnd
14th Inatß. did then and there, without
Investigation, without proof, and with
out warrant, pass resolutions condemu-
I ing the management of the state print
ing oflice, and adversely criticising our
fellow craftsmen therein employed,
whose representatives nre members of
this council; and, whereas, the subject
of said resolutions had never been dis
cussed or investigated by any subor
dinate union having representation in
[ said State Typographical union, and
that it therefore acted without informa
tion or authority In the matter; and,
whereas, this council believes that sail
resolutions by said State Typographical
union were born of malice and misrep
resentation; therefore, be it
Resolved, That this council, repre
senting all the trades unions In the city
of Sacramento, hereby repudiates and
repels the action of said State Typo
graphical union in its passage of tho
resolutions above referred to; further,
Resolved, That this council most em
phatically deprecates and denounces
the use of any labor union or organiza
tion as an Implement for the gratifica
tion of personal or political malice or
for the aggrandizement of any one who
seeks political prominence at the ex
pense of unionism; further.
Resolved, That, ns a rebuke to State
Typographical union. No. 6, for its ac
tion in the passage of the resolutions
above referred to, this council recom
mends to Sacramento Typographical
union. No. 46, that it withdraws its del
egate from said State Typographical
union until such time as said State union
shall see fit to disavow the resolutions
complained of.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be forwarded to Hon. James H.
Budd, governor of the state of Califor
nia; a copy to each labor union in the
state, and a copy to each of the dally
newspapers of Sacramento and San
Francisco, under tke seal of this coun
cil.
After the meeting had adjourned, E.
G. Ely, president of the Federated
I Trades, who has been recognized as
I the leader of the opposition to the spate
' printing office, became involved In a
I personal encounter with some composi
tors. He drew a revolver and fired a !
I couple of shots and was arrested. At a j
late hour he had not given bail. No one
was hurt by the bullets.
CHAMPION JIM DECLINES
Until lie Meets Sailor Sharkey No One
Else Shall
; tint If Fitzsimmons Wants a Tight Corbett
Will Accommodate Him in Three
Weeks or Less
j BALTIMORE, Aug. 24.—James J. Cor
bett tonight made the following answer
to the proposition telegraphed from San
Francisco today, to the effect that if he
would release- him Sharkey could get a
"go" with Fitzsimmons previous to the
Corbett-Sharkey fight. Corbett said:
"I positively refuse to consider any l
such proposition. Until I meet Sharkey,
no one else shall. If Fitzsimmons wants
to fight, I am willing to meet him in
three weeks or less. After he has met
me he can get all the bouts he wants to
with the San Francisco man."
THE CRUISER BROOKLYN
Preliminary Trial Shows Less Speed Than
Hoped For
ON BOAIID THE UNITED STATES
CRUISER BROOKLYN. BOSTON, Aug.
24.—The Brooklyn was given a preliminary
trial under forced draught over the official
course between Cape Ann and Cape Por
poise today. The average speed for the
round trip of 93 knots was 20.97 knots an
hour, a V( ry satisfactory performance, all
I things considered. The contract calls for
a speed of 2u knots an hour hi a run oi four
consecutive hour.-. For each quarter knot
[above this speed a premium of $60,000 Is
j allowed the builders, It Is believed that
|on the official trial on Wednesday a speed
of 21. V» knots will be recorded, in which
event the ship will earn for the Cramps
| she handsome bonus of $300,000.
The German Crisis
j LONDON. Aug. 21.—A special to the
Times from Rerlin says: The danger of a
! cabinet crisis ami the resignation of Chan
cellor HOhenlohe Beetns to have been avert-
I ed by tin.- statement of the Relchsanzleger
that Emperor William desires a bill to he
j drawn up and submitted to the Bundeg
rath relative to reform hi the criminal pro
i cedure of the army. This acceptance of a
measure along tin. lines of the recent pres
sure of public sentiment has resulted in
the defeat of the Irresponsible military co
terie, whose growing Influence in the high
esi quarters has threatened to render the
imperial chancellor.-; position untenable.
Coming to America
LONDON. Aug. 24.-A dispatch to the
I Times from Havre announced that H. Hi
hot, ex-pp nili r of France, has sailed for
NVnnt a Reduction
| SACRAMENT!', Aug. 24.—Thla afternoon
representatives of San Diego county asked
| the Btate hoard of equalisation for a re
| duction of thtir assessment. It was said
I there uuti beeu a great utpresi-ioa iv busi
jLOS ANGELES HERAL.D: TUESDAY" MOBNTtTG. ATJQ-TTST 25, 189 C
ne.ss and great tracts of land had been
without water. Many laud owners, It was
said, would have difficulty In paying taxes.
It was said that the land oT the county had
been assessed higher than lt would bring
under the hammer.
OVER THE NET
Expert Lamed Loses His Nerve and the
Champtonshlr
NEWPORT, R. 1., Aug. 24.—William
J. Lamed of Summit, N. J., the acknowl
edged leading exponent of tennis In
America, with a three months' finishing
practice In England, beat himself in the
finals for the national championship to
day.
R. Wrenn, ex-champion, was his oppo
nent, and had only to wait for two sets
and a half until Lamed played himself
to a stanstill. Larned's play was some
thing marvelous, and Wrenn could do
nothing with dis cross-court drives or
his smashes from the net. Wrenn's lobs
were handled in a masterly manner,
and, after a few ineffectual attempts
at this game, Wrenn gave it up as a bad
job. At the ned of the second set, with
two sets In Larned's favor, every one
thought the match was as good as set
tled. The play in the third set was even
for four games. After that, however,
Lamed fell off a trifle, and Wrenn, see
ing the opportunity for which he had
been waiting during the whole game,
Jumped in and snatched three games in
quick succession. This beat Lamed,
for be lost his nerve and after that was
not responsible for his returns.
The game began with Lamed serving on
the east court. Lamed lost tu"e"iirst point
| of the game by driving into the net and the
second by a double fault. Wrenn then net
ted the ball and drove lt out of court, but he
passed Earned twice nfter thnt and won tho
game. In the two succeeding games Wrenn
passed Lamed repeatedly, the latter ap
pearing woefully weak and losing point
after point. Three double faults were
scored against him in the second game.
1 The fourth game was won by Lamed on
hard strokes. In the fifth game Wrenn
began running to the net but Earned won.
Wren got three points in succession in the
sixth and won. In the next Wrenn tried
to lob but Earned killed the strokes and
won the game. Lamed then began to play
more satisfactorily and winning the eighth
made the score four games In all. After this
Lamed qept his lead, winning the .set. He
passed Wrenn repeatedly and his plays
were brilliant ami telling. Points—Wrenn,
total, 37; Lamed, total. 23.
REPUBLICANS IN NEW YORK
Find the Political Situation Growing
Mighty Interesting
Booms Have Collapsed and Political Workers
Are Paralyzci-Effort* at Reconcilia
tion Only Cause More Friction
SARATOGA, N. V.. Aug. 240.—The sit
uation tonight has hardly been equalled
in the history of state Republican con
ventions. Thomas C. Piatt, for many
years the leader of the party and but
once an office holder, Is. beseiged In so
vigorous a manner that his determina
tion not to be a candidate still adhered
to is quite likely to be overridden and
the scenes that marked the nomination
of David B. Hill in 1891 may find Repub
lican repitition tomorrow. On the other
hand men who have for months nursed
gubernatorial booms find these booms
tonight on the verge of collapse, a col
lapse so sudden that it has paralyzed
the ambition of the energetic workers
and spread some discontent among the
rank and file. The proposed nomination
of Mr. Piatt, it is alleged, is for the pur
| pose of healing differences and prevent
ing a breach between the followers of
Aldrlch and Fish, but if that is the aim
it would hardly be successful for al
j ready there is friction who shall be Mr.
Piatt's running mate. The friends of
i Mr. Piatt have coupled the name of John
IU, Scatcherd of Buffalo with the office
of lieutenant-governor and this has
given offense to the followers of Mr.
Woodruff of Broklyn, who th thinks he
would have been the choice had the
Piatt boom not been launched. Mr. Sax
ton's friends are not averse to having
his name coupled with JMr, Piatt's on
I the ticket and Mr. Saxton is quoted as
I passing enconiums upon Mr. Piatt as
I the logical nominee of the party. Mark
j Hanna, it is alleged, has spoke* very
' favorably of the nomination of Piatt,
i As to whether Piatt has changed his
attitude from refusal to consideration
of acceptance, he said himself tonight:
"I have not receded from my position of
last night. The pressure brought to
bear upon me today has been very great,
and I simply have said that I will give
my final decision in the entire matter
tomorrow morning." By some this is
construed to mean that Piatt will recon
[ aider and accept, but there are others
' equally as positive that he will not ac
cept. Tonight all of the candidates
are still in the field, but are waiting in
an active state for Mr. Piatt to make
some announcement. But if Mr. Piatt
accepts he will not receive either a unan
imous nomination or a nomination by
I acclamation. Some members from New
j York city have openly asserted that
they will not vote for Mr. Piatt, and that
will necessitate a ballot. It is a situation
full of uneasiness here and of great por
tent to the people.
The platform has been prepared and
has been read by the leaders and ap
proved by them. It is not lengthy and
j approves of the work of the last legts
| lature. Of the Raines law it will say
; it. ls the most effective law with regard
|to the liquor traffic that has been en-
I acted in an American state; has reduced
j the unmber of saloons and taken
the saloon out of politics;
|it has turned into the treasury
more thn ten millions of dollars and beu-
I edited the cause of morality. It will
| commend the administration of Gover
nor Morton and tho paeaagc by the legis
lature of the Greater New Yark bill.
The financial utterances will be almost
I like the plank in the national platform
j and for gold, and endorses the nationul
Arrested lor Larceny
I Police Detective Benedict last evening
i arrested a young man named Philip J.
Nellly on South Spring street on a arrant
BOrn to by O. P. Dennis, hose ollice is at
room 414 Currier block. Nellly Is accused
of petty larceny in the theft of a $40 Shot *
I gun from Dennis. A certified check for
' (400 as deposited by Nellly us bail and he
!as released to appear iv court today for
l arraignment.
Medtds Awarded
WASHINGTON, Aug. 84.—Medall nf
honor have been aarded by the war depart
ment to Captain E. W.J Wilder, Fourth
cavalry, and John Schnltser, private of ord
nance, for moist distinguished gallantry in
action against hostile Indians at Horse
Shoe canyon, N. M.. In April, ISS2, in as
sisting to rescue under heavy tiro Private
Leonard, who waa wounde*.
THE WORSHIPERS OF GOLD
j Busy Fixing Up Their Conven
tion Slate
WATTERSON OF KENTUCKY
,
Might Be Induced to Accept the Empty
Honor
If Four Democratic Ooldbugs Can Be Found
in Loa Angeles They nay Oo
aa Delegates
Associated Press Special Wire
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 24.—1t
has been practically settled by the exe
cutive committee of the National Demo
cratic party that temporary chairman
of convention shall be taken from the
east and the permanent chairman from
the south. The men who will preside
have been informed of the fact but their
names will not be made public until
after the meeting of the full commltte,
one week from tomorrow. Several
names were mentioned nt headquarters.
bUt the plan seems to be to make Bourke
Cockran of New York temporary chair
man and Donaldson Caltery of Louisia
na permanent chairman. Mr. Cockran
has not yet engaged quarters at any
hotel, but the men at the head of the
movement are confident that he will be
in the conventions John M. Palmer of
Illinois, chairman of the national com
mittee will call the convention to order.
It is believed at headquarters that the
convention will not last more than two
days.
The statement printed in he east yes
terday that Henry Wattorson would ac
cept the nomination for president under
cerain conditions has attracted wide at
tention at gold standard headquarters.
It is conceded that the gold Democrats
of Kentucky will be an important fac
tor in the convention aud they may be
able to swing the convention for Watter
son.
A large force of men are engaged In
remodeling and re-arranging the hall in
which the convention will be held and
by the last of the week the work will
havo been completed. Special attention
has been given to the space set apart for
the accommodation of the press, and it
is known that this will be utilized. The
hall will seat 4000 people.
STATE DELEGATES.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 24.—The Na
tional Democratic club today selected
the following delegates to the conven
tion of gold standard Democrats which
will meet at Indianapolis on September
4th: Casslus Carter, San Diego: John
Roth, vlsalia; James H. O'Brien, Marys
vllle; Thomas B. Bord, Lakeport; War
ren Olney and John A. Stanley. Oak
land; Clay M. Taylor, Shasta; F. S. Lip
pett, Petaluma; Gen. Nathaniel Harris,
Jere Lynch, John P. Irish. William
Thomas, E. S. Heller. San Francisco.
The selection of delegates was pre
ceded by a lengthy debate as to the ad
visability of taking such a step.
"Oregon. Washington, Wyoming and
other Pacific coast states will be repre
sented at Indianapolis." said John P.
Irish, "and California should be repere
[ sented by all means. We have trusted
j too long to the mere power of principles.
I We have left the ear of the public to the
i Populists and they have been able to
I exclude true Democratic principles from
j the Democratic platform and substi
tute their own. This organization
should make every possible sign to ty
pify the earnestness we feel."
William Rosenthal—lt would injure
the gold cause all over the country If
California were not represented at In
dianapolis. "It will be a good thing,"
he said, "to send these men whose names
sound well in the communitj'. They may
say they are from California and truth
fully, I believe, that they represent form
20.000 to 25,000 old line Democrats who
will not be drawn into the Populist
camp. When the delegates come back
we can organize the true party."
Mr. Rosenthal moved the appointment
of eighteen delegates of whom two
should be from Los Angeles. This idea
was changed so as to give Los Angeles
four out of the eighteen and adopted in
this shape.
Several letters were read from gold
Democrats, pledging support to the club
nnd asking for campaign literature. The
letters were from William J. Hunsaker,
and W. A. Harris of Los Angeles, Chas.
P. Summers of Yolo and Joseph Allen.
LI'S Hcblts
Li Hung Chang, as observed by the
Knglish reporters, goes to bed at 9:30
Oclock, This is the habit of years, from
which there is no deviation.. He rises
at 5:30 oclock. This is the rule, subject
to occasional variation. His personal
at mdants stand silently in his room at
the time named. If, as it occurs at long
intervals, he does not wake then he Is
left to sleep on. His attendants continue
motionless, for they have orders not to
rouse their master. His excellency al
ways wakes of his own accord by 5:45
at the latest. Having attired him, his
attendants wash his face; he does not
have a daily bath. A light breakfast
next claims his attention. This con
sists of tea and a bowl of hot soup
sometimes meat broth, usually vermi
celli. By C oclock, as a rule, the distin
guished chinaman is transacting busi
ness. His meals during the day are all
served hot. He takes no cold food what
ever. Li Hung Chang Is In his seventy
fifth year, his digestion Is not what it
was, and he takes particular care that
' all his dishes are simple and easy of
| assimilation. Bice, soup and fish, fish,
I soup and rice—there ls hardly any var
iation. Time was when Li Hung Chang
] was fond of experimenting with foreign
1 dishes. The members of his suite aro
I now. They reveled In French cookery,
' they were appalled by Herman,and their
I opinions of British is in course of for
! mation. But ytetrs have brought wis
! dom to their chief. No arguments ever
| avail to shake his faith in rice and
j soup. His prudent preference IS do
| liberate, and buttressed by hope. Dur
' ing his recent extensive travels he has
• often observed: "When I left my coun
try I was hale and hearty, and I mean,
\if possible, to be as hale and hearty
' when I return."
The Wellborn Clnsa
That United States judgo who, at
Los Angeles, rendered a decision de
claring the government has the right to
lix rates of compensation on Interstate
railroads if it chooses, belongs to the
rich and the Wellborn class of whom
Hamilton spoke.—Salt Lake Herald.
Sir Edward Clark was one of the most for
midable opponents of Sir ( 'haxles Kussell in
tin- Important litigation before the latter
became lord chief Justice of England. His
skill in cross-examination, his eloquem-e
and his keenness have made him success-
EUI in most ot the great caaes in which he
I has appeared as couiusl.
WEATHER IN CALIFORNIA
Phenomenal Condition Through
out the State
THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
Kill One Man and Frighten a Great
Many
Heavy Dews Have Damaged Drying Fruit and
Delayed drain Threshing—Sum
mer Cropa Not Harmed
Associated Press Special Wire
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 24.—The fol
lowing synopsis of the weather and crop
conditions during the week ending on
Monday. August 24, Is issued by the
State Agricultural society, in co-opera
tion with the United States climatic and
crop service:
The average temperature for the week
was as follows: Eureka, 58; Fresno,
82; Los Angeles, 70; Red Bluff, 82; Sac
ramento, 75; San Francisco, SS; San Di
ego, 78.
As compared with the normal tem
peratures, there were excesses of heat
reported at Eureka, Fresno, Red Bluff
and Sacramento of two degrees, lids t
deficiencies were reported from Los An
geles of three degrees and San Fran
cisco two degrees, while San Diego re
ports normal temperature to have pre
vailed at that point during the week.
There were traces of rain reported to
have fallen at Eureka, San Francisco
and Sacramento, which is about tiie
normal condition of the state for this
season of the year.
Highest and lowest temperatures, 105
at Lime Kiln, Tulare county, and 4S at
Y'reka.
The climatic conditions of the week
have been good for all growing crops.
Fruit drying and grain threshing have
been retarded by the excessive moisture
in the air during the forenoons.
The great meteorological phenomena
of the past ten days has been the elec
trical storms, with heavy thunder and
vivid forked lightning, which killed one
person at Pomona, and produced cloud
bursts in the mountain regions of San
Bernardino county, causing washouts
in many places and injuring to some ex
tent tho orchard regions of the county.
On the ISth there were heavy electrical
storms along the coast from Pacific
Grove to San Francisco, with heavy rain
at Salinas. Objects were struck along
the coast.
On the 19th heavy thunder and light
ning storms passed over the southern
portion of Yolo county, with heavy
rains lasting about fifteen minutes, kill
ing a mule and stunning a driver to
such an extent that he did not recover
sensibility for several hours. On the
22d the severest thunder and lightning
storm ever known passed over the town
of Marysvllle, striking several build
ings. On the same day there was an
extremely severe thunder and light
ning storm passed over the mountain
regions of Placer county at Summit.
Emigrant Gap. Blue Canyon and Cas
cade, with hail falling to the depth of
nearly four inches.
During the week there were numerous
thunder and lightning storms In the
mountain regions of Siskiyou county, as
well as Modoc, Lassen and Plumas coun
ties, which are all mountain counties.
Such storms as these are extremely
rare during the months of July and Au
gust, but they occur frequently during
the months of April and September, the
beginning of the change of season from
wet to dry or from dry to wet.
A few years ago there were three se
vere electric storms passed over Sacra
mento during the afternoon and even
ing of one day, with heavy rain, which
injured the display of art In the art
gallery of the state fair in the pavilion.
Severe electrical storms in California,
outside of the mountain regions, are of
rare occurrence, and seldom occur along
the coast or In the valley regions of the
crop-producing portions of this state
during July and August, but the moun
tain regions have them every few days
during those two months.
Taking both July and August of this
year, they have been rather phenome
nal months. There have been heavy
and unusual dews, which have discol
ored the drying fruit in the Santa Clara
and Vacaville valley districts and have
prevented grain threshing from being
carried on until late in the morning.
Such heavy dews In July and August
are said to be premonitions of early
rains during the coming fall.
TRACK AND TURP
Results of Harness anJ Running Races at
Woodland
WOODLAND, Aug. 24.—The race meet
ing opened auspiciously today. The
weather was a trifle warm but not uncom
fortable. The track was in line condition.
J. I. MoNair, T. S. Bpauldtng and L. n.
Adams occupied the judges' stand atnd
Charles Hopptn, A. N. Shields anil N. S.
Hall officiated as timers. The first event
on the enrd was the three in five trot for
the 2:20 class, in which thero were eight
entries. Summaries;
2:20 trot, purse 1800,
Laurel 1 1 2 1
Clay S 2 3 0 3
Charivari 3 c 7 7
Neernut 4 4 3 5
Millie 1 5 7 w.
Stella 0 6 4 4
Mamie Grlflln 7 2 1 2
Anita 8 8 5 6
Time, 2:17%, 2:15V4, 2:1««, 2:11.
In the Belling race, half mile and repent,
for a purse of $2.1", there were eleven start
ers. Mymtt won the second and third
heals and the race. Stormy won the first
heat and Lorlne not third money. Blue
Bell, the favorite, was scratched. Time,
:is>4.":4»',i, ;50.
Maud threw her rider at the post and ran
away.
The three-quarters of a mile dash fors2'.o
brought out seven starters. Hallelujah led
all the way around und won with ease,
Gladtola second, Howard S. third; time,
1:14.
Sheepshcad Bay Races
The following is the list of entries and
weights for the races to be run at
the Sheepshead Lay track today, which
are posted at the Los Angeles Turf
club, 212 South Spring street. Com
missions received on these races and full
descriptions of the events. Baces com
mence at 11 oclock a. m., Los Angeles
time:
First race, 2-year-old fillies, five furlongs
—Cleophus 107, Distinction, Flying Squad
ron, Set Fast 106, Grey Bird. Trayant lUO,
Break o' Day. 96, Belle Dick 04, Chic W,
Sleepy Belle, Lady Louise, Maud Adams
90, Flonan 85 (Flonan, Chic claim 5 pounds
apprentice allowance.)
Second race, 3-year-olds, six furlongs-
Bonaparte, Salvable 115, Tom Cromwell 112,
Medlca, Madge Triltot, Eliza Belie,
Louise N. 107. Titmouse. Mormon 102. Rock
led™, Golf. Tants9!).
Third rare. Flight stakes, seven furlongs.
—Clifford 120, Sherlock 105, Madge L>. lu2,
Rhodesia 82.
Fourth race. handicap, one mile—Flying
Dutchman 122, Rubicon 115, Lake Bhore 108,
Cromwell 102, Pearl Song 100, Brandywlne
98, Aurellan 96. Refugee 95.
Fifth race, sellliaV. one mile and a furlong
—Doggett 109. Marshall 107. Connoisseur,
Little Mat 105. Pearl Song 99, The Dragon.
Song and Dance 96, Damlen M, Kingstone
85, Chug-nut BS.
Sixth race, turf handicap, mile and one
quarter on turf—Buck Massie 127, Soullle
105. Ferrler 121, Hen Eder 107. Deer Slaver
102, Muskalong 100, Haltllng 9S. Volley 95.
POLITICIANS AND FARMERS
Continued from First Paare
government ls reduced, while the ap
propriations made by congress at Its
session for the current fiscal year are
very large In amount."
This is a description of the condition
of the country under the Idw tariff law
of 1846, and no better letter could be writ
ten upon the condition of the country
under the tariff law of 1894. Can the
farmer be the free coinage of
silver? (Cries of "No, no.") No, no,
forever nnd forever no, my fellow citi
zens. (Cries of "Hurrah for McKin
ley!") We ennnot be helped, because
if the nominal price of grain were to
rise through an Inflation of the currency,
the price of everything else would rise
also, and the farmer would be relative
ly no better off than he was before.
(Cries of "That's right, major.")
Free silver will not cure over-produc
tion nor undcr-consumptlon, (Laugh
ter.) Free silver will not remove the
competition of Russia. India and the
Argentine republic. This competition
would remain If you would coin all the
silver in the. world. Free silver will not
increase the demand for your wheat, or
make a single new consumer. You don't
get consumers through the mints. (Great
laughter and cries of "No, no.") You get
them through the factories. (Cries ot
"That's right.") You will not get them
by increasing the circulation of money
in the I'nited States. You will only get
them by increasing the manufacturing
establishments In the United States.
(Tremendous cheering and cries of
"Hurrah for McKinley.")
I have no fears of the farmer —the
most conservative, the most consider
ate and the most sturdy of our enlight
ened civilization. They are not easily
misled. So this year they will vote
against free trade and against free sil
ver; they will vote for a home market
and for a dollar as good as gold In any
market of the world. (Great cheering.)
AN EXPOSITION AT PARIS
To Celebrate the Birth of tbe Coming
Century
Congress Hss Taken No Action and American
Exhibitors Will Find small Space
at Their Disposal
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24—The French
government is rapidly perfecting de
tails for the International exposition to
be held in Paris in lifnn, commemorating
the birth of the century, and in this con
nection has asked the state department
for the name of the commissioner
general who will represent the I'nited
States and for such other information
available as to the participation of this
country. To this Acting Secretary Rock
hill has replied that the commissioner
general has not been named, as the
American congress took no steps at its
recent session to provide for American
representation at the exposition. He
expressed the belief, however, that the
approaching session of congress will
bring about an acceptance of the invi
tation of the French republic.
President Cleveland called the atten
tion of congress to the Invitation in his
annual message last December and ex
pressed the most earnest hope that steps
would be taken for an adequate repre
sentation by the United States. But
congress acts slowly on these affairs and
no measure was considered, the idea be
ing that there was plenty of time before
1000. Tt appears, however, that Great
Britain, Germany and other leading
powers have been quick to accept, and
the French government is allotting
space to those countries. Americ an ex
hibitors are beginning to make inquiry
as to where their goods will go, but no
answer can be given them. The pros
pect is that the best space will be taken
before the United States accepts the
invitation and makes application for
space. This was the case at the last
exposition, when American exhibitors
were at much disadvantage in point of
location.
It is expected In official circles that
when congress meets it will provide for
a commissioner-general and an assist
ant. This was the case with the late
French exposition, when Gen. Franklin
was cnmmisisoner-ger.eral, with a sal
ary of $10,000, and the assistant commis
sioner received JSOOO. The opinion pre
vails that as the appointment will serve
after the present administration ends,
President Cleveland will not make the
appointment, even though congress
passes the act before March 4 next.
Aside from the direct emoluments at
tached to the offices, a fund la provided
for ollice and living expenses. In the
case of Gen. Franklin, the French gov
ernment conferred on him the excep
tional honor of the cross of the Legion
of Honor, while the assistant commis
sioner received a lesser distinction.
Denies the Charge
The boy, Charles Robinson, who was
quoted In the Fresno Expositor as the
authority for certain charges against
the management of the Whlttler reform
school, has made an affidavit, which
has been published in tho Fresno Repub
lican, denying the same.
Milwaukee Drink i Little Beer
Milwaukee, the great beer center, pro
duces of course very much more beer than
it consumes. The Milwaukee Sentinel esti
mates that of last year's product of 2,171,202
barrels only 10 per cent was consumed in
the city. That, It says, argues rather mod
erate drinking in n. community which ran
get good beer and a large proportion of
whose population is German or of German
descent. It explains that the great ma
jority of beer drinkers In the city drink very
slowly and socially, nnd those among them
who are not Germans have learned the
German way from social contact. From
not very satisfactory data ii estimates that
the consumption of beer among "the well
to-do classes" will average about one glass
dally, and that the patrons of the saloons
with bars are satisfied with an average of
two glasses dally.—New York Evening
Post.
Mmc. Josephine Rostowskl has just died
at the age of 112 years and four months at
Antche, near Denial. Her husband was a
Polish officer and she accompanied him as
an army surgeon. She accompanied >he
French army In the Crimea, received the
Crimean medal, anil drew a pension from
the French government. She had had
twelve sons and three daughters.
TRACK AND TRAFFIC NOTES
San Diego Feels Sure of the
Steamers
IF FREIGHT IS FURNISHED
Conference to Be Held at Lot Anretes
Today
Traffic Manager Curtis Expected to Resign ta
Accept a Better Posltlon-Valley
Road Work Delayed
Associated Press Special Wire ' ~
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24.—1t now rests
with the merchants of this city and Los
Angeics to determine whether the
steamships of the Toyo Kisen Kalsha
shall make San Diego their Pacific ter
minal.
A. 11. Hutler, who was with Solchlrlo
Asano during tho negotiations with the
Santa Fe officials In Chicago, arrived
in this city tonight, bearing definite pro
posals in writing from Asano to tho
merchants of the two cities regarding
guarantees of freight, etc. Mr. Butler
had a conference tonight with the Joint
executive committee of the chamber
of commerce and Merchants and Manu
facturers' association. He will accom
pany the committee to Los Angeles to
morrow to lay the matter before a like
committee In that city. Mr. Butler de
clares that so far as Asano and tha
Santa Fe company are concerned tha
deal is completed, but the carrying out
of Its provisions will depend entirely
upon the actio nof the merchants of
this city and Los nAgeles.
A BETTER JOB,
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.—William
B. Curtis, traffic manager of the Traffic
association, will probably tender his
resignation to the executive committee
of that body at a meeting to be held
Wednesday afternoon. He has re
ceived a. very flattering offer to go to
Japan for a term of years In the inter
est of certain large business houses of
this city, and it is understood that he has
agreed to accept the offer and retlro
permanently from the Traffic associa
tion. A few details in the arrangement
under which he Is to take up his resi
dence in the Orient have not as yet been
perfected, but It Is understood that his
contract with the several houses which
have become Interested in the business
combination will be signed In time to
enable him to tender his resignation to
the Trafllc association Wednesday. His
connection with the Traffic association
will end upon the last day of the pres
ent month, and he will take the next
steamer for Japan, to enter upon the
duties of his new position.
THE VALLET ROAD
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.—The loss
of the sailing vessel Willis Roser.feld off
the coast of Brazil while en route from
New York to this city, as reported last
week, will delay some sidetrack Im
provements on the Valley road. The
company hud on the vessel a supply-suf
ficient to build sixteen miles of road.
The company has on hand less than a
mile's supply. The rail shipment on
the Rosenfeld was fully Insured, but the
company wanted their rails Viadly to
lay a number of sidetracks between
Stockton and Lankershlm. This work
will have to be suspended until rails
now on the way by sailing vessel from
New York arrives. Som» 6400 tons are
en route. The first consignment ls not
expected here for three weeks.
WILL RECOVER
DENVER, Col., Aug. 24 —A special to
the Republican from New Castle, Col.,
says J. F. R, McKtbbln, audito, of the
Santa Fe Railway company, met with
an accident today which resulted In fie
paralysis ofone side, lt Is believed
that he will recover.
The See nf Ephesus
LONDON, Aug. 24.—The Dally News
this morning publishes a dispatch from
Rome to the effect that Cardinal Rum
polia, the papal secretary of state, has
consecrated Father Sebastian Martlnel
-11, archbishop of the titular see of Ephe
sus.
D.-clares for Gold
DENVER, Aug. 24.—r. I. Aldrlch, vice
consul of the L. A. W. for Colorado to
night denied having received a tele
gram from President Elliott denying
that heh ad decl;,»V for tXgold stand
ard In the name of the league.
Wevler's Latcat
MADRID, Aug. 24.—1t Is announced
here that Gen Weyler Intends to issue a
decree ordering the suspension of the
gathering of the coffee crop.
PERSONALS
R. If. Spotsford of San Francisco, repre
' seining the Capcwcll Horse Nail company
!of Hartford, Conn., Is registered at the
Hotel Ramona.
! George W. Joslln, the well known horti
culturist of Pomona, is at the Hotel Ra
i mona. accompanied by his wife.
O. M. Townsend, a prominent young phy-
I slcian of San Francisco, is at tho Ramona.
Women Not Ellitlb'e
Mrs. Lucy F. Moorehouso of Big Rap
ids, Mich., will not ho a candidate for
superintendent of public Instruction on the
national Prohibition ticket, although she
was regularly nominated at the state con
vention, held July 4th. Attnrnev-General
Maynurd holds thai Mrs. Moorehouso can
not hold the ollice, for the reason that
women are not eltblble to office created by
Ihe constitution. She cannot hold any
office she canned vote for, and she must
get off the ticket.—Chicago Times-Herald.
Conduce to Longevity
A German doctor who has boen collecting
Information about the habits of long-lived
I persons, finds that the majority of those
who attained old age Indulged In late
hours. Might out of len persons over 80
i never went to In d till Into the small hours
I and did not get up again uTTtll late In tha
day.
The flodus Operandi
An easy lot tint statesman has.
As many s*uily note,
lie puts a promise In the slot
And gets himself a vote.
—Washington Evening Star.
The Pretense ol Trusts
Tho pretense of the Rubber trust that lt
ls shutting clown its mills because of cam
paign disturbances will hardly do even for
I lie marines. Why was the, trust formed at
' nil If not to shut down mills?— New York
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