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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 71.
MUST PAY ITS DEBTS. The Union Pacific Can No Longer Dodge Them. SUCH A REPORT MADE. Master- in -Chancery Cornish Sets Forth Interesting Figures. EARNINGS JUSTIFY PAYMENT. Upon This Statement the Court May Order Interest and Principal Liquidated. OMAHA, Nehp.., Aue. 9.— Judge W. D. Cornish, master-in-chancery in the Union Pacific foreclosure cases, to-day completed his report on the petition of the American Loan and Trust Company, as trustee, ask ing lor the payment of defaulting principal and interest on the equipment trust bonds of the Union Pacific Company. The report find? that there is money, on hand, upon which these bonds have a claim, and 'recommends an order allowing payment of past due principal and interest. These bonds were issued in October, 1387, in payment of a lot of new equipment bought at that time, and amounted to ?.V>41.000, due in installments of about one-eighth each year, the last being due in 1960. The equipment in this mortgage trust consists of 98 passenger, baggage and mail cars, 3705 freightcars of various classes, including refrigerator, fruit, furni ture, stock and coal cars, and 155 engines. . There is $789,000 of principal past due, and the trustee ask that the court order it paid, together with the back interest. The report of Judge Cornish says: "If a separate account should be stated of the value of the use of said equipment, basing such value upon the lowes! average of allowances for rental between divisions of said railroad, and upon the actual use of said equipment, such an account would have a rental value for said property greatly in excess of the annual principal and interest charges as fixed by said trust indenture." This means that the equipment more than earns its interest and principal due. Inasmuch as separate foreclosure suits have been instituted against the Union di vision, being the main line from Council Bluffs to Oirden, the Kansas Pacific and .Cheyenne division, it is necessary to ap portion the charge and burden of these payments among these three receivershps. In order to get ihe proper relative propor tions the master has gone back and taken ii^ures for the last fourteen years, and, as a result of his investigations reports that the three divisions have received the bene fit of this equipment in the following pro portion : Union division, 70 per cent; Kan sas Pacific division, 25 percent: Cheyenne division. 5 percent; and that these pay ments should be charged to them in that proportion. The master also finds that the said three divisions have produced more than enough to justify this payment, and recommends an order authorizing the re ceivers to make the payments, with all in terest due. TURNING OVER PROPERTY. Bouth Dakota's Defaulting Treasurer Pays Part of the Deficit. Bondsmen Will PutUpthe Remain der, and Then Mr. Taylor Is to Be Prosecuted. PIERRE. S. D., Aug. 9.— The Taylor defalcation matter is about to be cleared iup, and the defaulting Treasurer will be tried on Tuesday next. His bondsmen and himself, through their attorney, .Charles McCoy of Aberdeen, this morning turned over to the State Treasurer, K. Y. Phillips, through Attorney-General Craw ford, |100,000 in checks and drafts, as agreed that they should when Taylor sur . rendered himself in June, and a list of properties in which the defaulter held equities or owned prior to his retreat to (South America. : The value of the properties will be as sessed by the State Board and the amonnt agreed by them and the $100,000 will be credited to his deficit. The bondsmen will make up the balance as soon as the amount is made known to them. As the time ap proaches for the trial of ihe defaulting Treasurer much speculation is going on as to which statute he will be tried under— whether it will be the one which provides the two-year, the five-year or the twenty one-year punishment — but whichever it may be, the opinion of the attorneys of the State is that it will not be the last named, which is faulty. TO CO NTEST THIS WILL. Cornelius King Left Heirs at Seneca rails, jr. r. SENECa FALLS, N. V., Aug. 9.— The heirs of Cornelius King, who died in Cali fornia a few months ago leaving property worth over $200,000, residing in Seneca Falls said to a correspondent yesterday that they are not aware that the testator had a sister who left three children, who are reported as intending to contest the will.. The entire estate is in cash and securi ties in deposit in San Francisco banks. The principal heirs of the will in question are the children of a brother of the de ceased, James. Mary, Daniel and Cornelius King. Mary having died, leaving no chil dren, her share reverted to the others, one of whom, Cornelius, died, leaving a widow and four children, who reside on Mumford street, this town. James and Daniel King, who also live here, are at present in San Francisco, where they went to attend the settlement of the estate, which is to take place the lat ter part of this month. Mrs. King said yesterday that the only heirs' she knew of are the children of Owen King. She also «aiil that she had not been officially notified of the proposed contest, and that in all probabilities the claim is a fraudulent one. Old residents of the town, who are The San Francisco Call thoroughly familiar with the history of the Kins family, say that the senior Cor nelius King and his brother Owen came to Senaca Falls directly after the death of their parents, which occured in Ireland when both boys were under 5 years of age; that they lived here a number of years, and that they never had a sister. INJURED BY AN ACCIDENT. Many Streetcar Passengers Suffer From a Smash- I' p. INDIANAPOLIS, Lvd., A.ug. 9.— From fifteen to twenty people were more or less seriously injured in a streetcar accident near Crown Hill Cemetery this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The injured are: Mrs. Mar tin, leg broken and badly bruised; Susan Dennis, bruised about lower limbs; Mar than Sweeny, both lees broken; Maggie Rice, face badly battered and bruised; Edith Christ, lower limbs bruised and other injuries; L. H. Smith, back sprained and badly bruised; Mary Bly and Sarah Lanham, badly bruised; T. B. Brown, leg broken. All are residents of this city. Several others were more or less seriously injured. The wreck was tne result of a misplaced switch. The people were returning from the old people's reunion. It is thought none of the injuries will prove fatal. NEGRO OUTLAWS CAPTURED. Indian Territory Residents Would Like to Take Them From, the Officers. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 9.— A special to the Chronicle from Tul&a, Ind. T., cays that late this afternoon the Creek Nation's light-horse police, three United States Mar shals and a large number of citizens cap tured Rufus Black and four other Creek negroes implicated in the Wilson assault forty miles south of Tulsa, on Flat Rock Creek. The outlaws had robbed a store at Orcutt, a small town near by, and were di viding the spoils when captured. The offi cers started to Muskogee with them. A large number of cifizens are in pursuit with the intention of taking them away from the officers. CARS SMASHED TO PIECES. Several Passengers Injured on an Elk horn Train. CROWELL, Nebr., Aug. 9.— The west bound Elkhorn passenger train ran into a defective switch this afternoon. Five cars were smashed into kindling-wood. A number of passengers were cut and bruised, but the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Utterstine of Plattsmouth was the only one seriously hurt. She will probably die. A boxcar on the side track tore the sidfi out of the chaircar and Wagner coach, the flying splinters injuring a number of passengers. Traffic was delayed two hours. IDENTITY OF A LOST SHIP The British Four-Master Holt hill Probably the One Sunk. Many Reasons for Believing- That She Was the Vessel to Collide With the Prince Oscar. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 9.— lt is be lieved that the vessel with which the British ship Prince Oscar was sunk in a collision off the coast of Brazil is the British ship Holthill. Tne survivors of the Prince Oscar, who were taken from their boats by the steamer Capac and landed at Philadelphia yesterday, were un able to furnish the identity of the craft with which they collided, as it sank im mediately. They said, however, that she was a four-master with all sails set and sailing with the wind, which was south east. This pretty well precludes that it was any of the American four-masters, of which there are five. Two, the Dirigo and the Kenilworth, are now at this port. The other three, the Roanoke, the Susquehanna and Mary Flynn, are bound from here for San Francisco and would not have been sailing the course of the ill fated ship. The Holthill sailed from San Francisco for Queenstown April 23, probably carrying only grain. On July 9, four days before the collision, she was spoken about 442 miles south of the scene of the disaster. With a fair wind she would have been on the 13th in about the position indicated. The facts and figures above are considered conclusive by men in shipping circles that the Holthill was the unknown vessel with whicn the Prince Oscar collided and sunk with all on board. The Holthill is a four-masted steel ship of 2269 tons register, and was built in Glasgow in 1890. She is owned by William Price & Co. of Liverpool. ONE OUTLAW WAS KILLED Deputy Marshals Had a Fierce Fight With Ban dits. The Desperado Slain Is Thought to Be the Notorious Bob Christian. SOUTH McALESTER, Ind.T.. Aug. 9.— Deputy Marshals W. H. Springfield and Stockton from Oiclahoma, who have been following the Bob Christian gang since their escape from South Enid Junction about four weeks ago, came upon their camp at sundown five miles south of Wil burton, a small station on the C. O. and G. R. R., thirty-one miles east of here, and at the order of "hands up" the four bandits began firing at the deputies, who returned the fire. The fight lasted about thirty minutes, when the robbers mounted their horses and fled, taking one wounded and leaving one dead. During the firing the marshals lost their horses and as they had no means to carry the dead man had to leave him and walk to town for assistance, it being dark, but they are sure it was Bob Christian, the leader of the gang, who was one of the most desperate men that have ever terror ized this country. The balance of the gang left in an easterly direction. Springfield has wired the United States Marshal at McAlester to send more men and horses at once. A special train will leave here soon for the scene and try to trail the robbers with bloodhounds, which will be sent from Fort Smith. Fire in Lumber- Yards. OGDENSBURG, X. V., Aug. 9.— Fire broke out in the lumber-yards of the Skill ing, Whitney & Barnes Lumber Company here this morning. Nine million feet of lumber were burned. Trie loss is $125,000. SAX FRAKCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 1895. RUSES OF FANATICS Peculiar Excuses for Plundering Mission Property. OFFICIALS WERE IDLE. One Viceroy Refused to Help Foreigners Whose Lives Were Endangered. STORIES OF EATING CHILDREN Wild Charges Made Against Chris tians by the Mobs of Infu riated Chinese. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. ister Denby has been instructed by Acting Secretary Adee to secure protection for American citizens at Pan Yang, China, a place about forty miles from Foo Chow, where the American mission is reported to have been looted by the Chinese. The statement of Miss Mabel C. Hart ford, one of thje American missionaries at Hwasang, regarding the outrages at that station on the Ist inst., is regarded by the officials at the State Department as fully vindicating their confidence in Minister Denby's promptness and efficiency, despite the criticisms tnat have been made against him. Saturday, the 3d inst., the second day after the assault was committed, and ac cording to her statement, the relief party met them the next day en route to the scene of trouble. It is pointed out that notwithstanding meager means of com munication existing in the province and the equally poor facilities for transporta tion the relief party had made most ex cellent progress, more rapid even than might naturally have been expected. That it did so, these officials say, is proof ad ditional to that furnished by the develop ments in the matter of the outrages at Cheng Tv some weeks ago, that the Min ister is especially vigilant and active in looking after the interests of his country men in China and protecting them to the utmost extent of the means within his power. Appeals for the protection of American missionaries in China have been coming in to the State Department this morning by telegraph and mail from officers of the re ligious organizations who have missionary stations in that country. Some of tnem alleged that Minister Denby is not doing his duty, and indicate a state of feeling that might naturally be caused by the press dispatches concerning the outrages, but it is hardly consistent with the efforts which the department, Mr. Denby and Ad miral Carpenter are making to secure ade quate protection for all Americans in China. The few dispatches received at the department from United States Consuls in China have been acted upon promptly. Mr. Denby has been cabled all the information contained in these, together with instruc tions to use his best efforts to give protec tion to American citizens, and to prevent a repetition of attacks on American mis sionaries. J. Courtney Hixon, the United States Consul at Foo Chow, has informed the State Department that another mission chapel at Pang Yang has been looted, and directions have been cabled to Mr. Denby to take cognizance of the matter. This is believed to be the place given in the press dispatches as Inghok or Pinghok. It would be of value to the State Depart ment if all the American missionary so cieties having missions in China would speedily furnish the location and descrip tion of the missions they represent, and a list of the Americans attached to them. Acting Secretary Adee received from United States Consul-General Jernigan at Shanghai a dispatch dated July 12, inclos ing four letters received by him from mis sionaries, giving in great detail accounts of the events in China leading up to the riots against the missionaries at Cheng Tv, in the province of Szechuen. One of these, from Spencer Lanir, very comprehensive in scope and dated Chun King, China, says that the West China mission of the Metho dist Episcopal church is the only American mission represented in Cheng Tu. The Americans there were the Rev. Olin Cady and wife, H. L. Canwright, M.D., and wife and two children and Rev. J. F. Peat and wife and two children. Tnia mission owned but one piece of property in Cheng Tv, which is a building fitted up for the resi dence of two families, a Chinese building used as a chapel, a dispensary and minor structures. Mr. Lanir says that substan tially all these are gone, even the paving stones being carried out of the courts. The total loss, exclusive of personal loss, is about 6000 taels. The American Baptist Missionary Union had stations in Sui-Fu, Kaiting and Yachan. The missions and personal prop erty at Kaiting and Yachan are probably all lost, though particulars had not been received by Lanir when his letter was written. At Sui-Fu the Americans owned a ereat deal of property, but not much damage was done to it. Mr. Lanir describes the various attacks made on the missions at Cheng Tv, the particulars of which have been printed in American newspapers. In the attack on the premises of the Canadian Methodist mission the two persons in charge of the hospital and chapel, which were afterward looted and burned, kept the mob at bay, but the officials would give no assistance, although several of them were quite near. Late that evening, May 28, the members of the American Methodist mission sought refuge in the District Magistrate's yamen, but were refused and told they would be protected if they returned home. Relying upon these promises they were entirely unprepared for the mob which soon visited them, and had barely time to escape. Operations were renewed by the mob at daybreak next day, and before noon the attack was general on all the Catholic and Protestant mission places. The American Methodists, from their hiding-places in an attic only six feet away, watched the mob for twelve hours plundering their house. Some of the 10,000 soldiers in the province assisted in the looting, and dug up a number of bones, which they took to the district yamen, representing them to be the bones of babies which the foreigners had eaten. The Viceroy, says Mr. Lanir, and consequently all lower officials, were simultaneously suffering from a severe at tack of indisposition. He makes serious charges against the Viceroy, Cheo Taoti, claiming that, as he had been degraded and was soon to be recalled, he was bent on giving a parting hit, both at the for eigners, whom he hated, and the Govern ment. When the flames burst forth from the Catholic Bishop's residence, scarcely a stone's throw from the Viceroy's yamen, the Viceroy remarked, according to Mr. Lanir, that this was a matter for his suc cessor to attend to, and he states that only after everything was quite destroyed did the Viceroy make an effort to restore or der, in the meantime having sent out tele grams that a mutilated child had been found at the foreign place, with a result that nearly all the natives believed the story. Mr. Lanir scores the Viceroy severely and demands the punishment of hostile officials. He incloses copies of the inflam matory placards that were posted every where charging that the foreigners were kidnaping children and using oil from their bodies. A letter from Dr. Harry L. Canwright confirms Mr. Lanir's statements. Georpe W. Hill of the American Baptish Mission ary Union at Yachan tells of the flight of himself and party from that place and of an attempt to mob them while proceeding down a river in a boat. He was unable at the time the letter was written to say whether or not the Baptist mission prop erty at Yachan Jiad been destroyed, but he learned before leaving there that all the stations on the Cheng Tv and Yachan roads, Catholic and Protestant, had been looted, and there had also been riots at Hung-Ya, Raiting, Sui-Fu, Li-Chiuang and other places where the missionaries were. Mr. Hill praises the actions of the Chinese officials in giving them every protection at Yachan. DELAY 18 DAXGEROTTS. Missionaries Demand the Presence of Armed Forces. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 9.— Rev. A. B. Leonard, D. D., corresponding, secre tary of the Methodist Episcopal Church Missionary Society, said this afternoon regarding the recent Chinese outrages: "The cablegrams which I received during the last few days fully confirm the published reports of the mob violence in China. From them I judge that the Americans there think our Government is lax in demanding protection for our citizens in China from that nation. "I notice that the English citizens in Hongkong held an indignation meeting at which severe things were said concern ing England's apparent unconcern. It seems to me that England and America must do something more than simply de mand indemnity for property destroyed. That policy has been pursued ever since missions were established there. People have been killed, property has been de stroyed time and time again, yet China has gotten off by paying indemnities and without giving a guaran' ?e for the security of life." LONDON, Exa., Aug. 9.— The chairman of the indignation meeting held in Shang hai to protest against outrages upon for eigners and to demand protection, has sent to the Times the following statement, which will be printed to-morrow: "We Btrongly urge upon the British people and the House of Commons that Lord Salisbury's demands upon the Chi nese Government are utterly inadequate. "The Chinese authorities have always Y>romised to protect missionaries and to punish the guilty, but they never perform their promises. We believe that the out rages are generally inspired by officials. It is imperative that the Consul at Foo Chow shall have a British escort to accom pany him to Cheng Tu. The Commission of inquiry must be reformed. Botl-. cases require that more than one British official of adequate rank shall be appointed. De lay will be dangerous to the outposts and mission stations." BLAND NOT A CANDIDATE. The Missouri Statesman Will Neither Bun for President JYor Governor. LEBANON, Mo., Aug. 9.—Ex-Congress man R. P. Bland said this afternoon: "There was not a man who spoke to me at Pertle Springs about my candidacy for President, for Governor or anything else that I did not tell him emphatically that I was not a candidate for any office under the sun. No one had authority from me to use my name in any manner as a can didate for any office. There is a Btudied effort in certain quarters to bring Gover nor Stone and myself into political con flict. It will not succeed without our con sent." Xegro Miners at Work. SPRING VALLEY, 111., Aug. 9.— The negro miners driven out of town by Italians returned early this morning. Nearly all went to work guarded by armed deputies. Everything is peaceful. No iurther outbreak* is feared. AMBIGHJOUf. "Ihe American— Awful, isn't it P ihe Chinaman— Whio a f [Reproduced from the Chicago Inter Ocean.] FORESTS ARE ABLAZE Fires Raging Through out the Puget Sound Country. IMMENSE DAMAGE DONE. Efforts to Stay the Torrent of Flames Prove of No Avail. FARMERS ARE HEAVY LOSERS. Many Towns In the Wooded Country Are Threatened With Total Destruction. SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 9.— Forest fires in this part of the State iiave caused enor mous damage to property, and for the past two weeks the smoke has been so dense in the Puget Sound cities that it has been with difficulty people are able to stand the stifling atmosphere. It has been several weeks since there was a rain, or a shower of sufficient duration to dampen the path of the forest flames, and the fires have con sequently assumed tremendous propor tions. Fortunately they have been more remote than in former years, and the rail roads running in all directions through the dense woods have escaped serious loss, although some alarm had been felt and men are keeping constant watch on the wild flames along the lines of tracks. In some of the country towns situated in the forest men have worked assiduously to keep the flames from the woods in check. At the towns of Sedro, Woolley, Burlington, Sum&s and Blame alarm has been felt, and at one of the towns the people worked all of one night to save property. Mount Vernon, in Skagit County, was threatened at one time, and a few days ago the largest shingle-mill in the place — that of Metcalf & Dodge— burned to the ground. No one knows the origin of the fire, but it is thought that the sparks from the forest fires about 400 } r ards away ignited the mill property. The forest all about the town is ablaze, and the sea of flames reaches far up the Skagit River. These fires wiil cause much damage to the logging industries, which are very heavy in that county. In Whatcom, Claliam, Thurston, King and Pierce counties the fires have caused much damage, but at this time the extent cannot be ascertained. On Monday the fires from the woods reached the eastern rim of this city, and a great many resi dences situated in the hollows were threat ened with distruction. The people living in the district and the campers along the line of the flames went out in force and worked to save property with such good effect that only two or three small shacks and minor buildings were burned. Fires this year have raged in districts where they never occurred before, and are supposed to have been started by summer campers, who are now scattered in great numbers along the inlets and arms of the sound for over four hundred miles. Vast forests of timbers axe being destroyed in the Olympics south of the straits and west of the sound. News came from Clallam County to-day that several ranches had been destroyed. The home of one rancher named Hales was totally destroyed, and he and his family had to flee from the flames with only their night clothes for wearing ap parel to the home of a neighbor miles away. In Jefferson County the damage has been confined to the timber districts, but the loss will be very great. Chehalis County ranchers will lose a good many thousands of dollars by the fires. The flames, which have been eating up the timber in Oakville for several days, yester day swept across Fords Prairie, burning fences, destroying crops and licking up half a dozen or more barns. Further down the Chehalis River Farmer John McKay, who owned the finest barn in the county, lost his barns, outbuildings, fences and valuable timber, together with his crops. A passenger train had a narrow escape at Oakville yesterday. While running forty-five miles an hour, it came in contact with a huge fir tree, which had burned down and fallen partly upon the rails. The train stuck to the track, but the en gine was badly damaged, and the passen gers and train-hands seriously shaken up. Near McMurray, on the line of the Seat tle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad are a number of big shingle mills, including o3e owned by Graham & Patten. To-day, a courier arrived in the city from McMur ray to notify Graham & Patten that theirs, as well as the other mills, would surely be destroyed, unless extra steps were at once taken to protect them. He said that, ow ing to a breakdown on the road, he was compelled to walk four miles through burning forests to catch the Great North ern train for Seattle. Several times he had narrow escapes, and once found himself completely surrounded by flames. He had provided himself with a water soaked blanket, which he had wrapped around himself, and this saved his life. A big force of men has been sent to McMur ray to protect the mills. At Wickersham, on the Lake Shore road, the operator and station-master fought the flames all night long, night, before last, to save tha station. They were about ex hausted when some trainhands put in an appearance and assisted them. At Mont burn, on the Lake Shore, several carloads of shingles were burned, and on Wednes day night two carloads of cedar logs at Fremont caught fire from the forest flames and were partially destroyed. All around Lake Washington and on the lower sound, among the islands, the fires which have been raging seem to have increased. To-night it is given out at the Lake Shore office that fires are raging all along the line. MAY DEMA ND SATISFACTION. Spain Jit sent a the American Attitude Toward Cuba. CITY OF MEXICO. Mexico, Aug. 9.— Regarding the attitude of the United States, its press and people, who are alleged to be almost universally in sym pathy with Cubans and giving open aid to the rebel cause, Duquede Arcos, the Spanish Minister here, intimated to-day that Spain would ask explanations and would exhaust diplomatic resource be fore proceeding further and would then act as circumstances might dictate. The Mm ister said he would prefer that Cuba, in the become a part of the United States. HYPNOTIZED HIS DAUGHTER "Trilby" Performed in a Most Realistic Manner by Amateurs. Dr. Howard Played the Part of the Musical Jew With Too Much Success. RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N. V., Ang. 9.— The extraordinary case of a daughter be ing hypnotized by her own father devel oped here last evening in the "Trilby" tableaux given by some of the leading guests at the Richfield Hotel. The pro ceeds of the performance were to go to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and the sum mer theater where the entertainment took place was crowded early in the evening. The patronesses included the Baroness de Barrios, Baroness yon Westernhagen and Mrs. T. C. T. Cram, wife of the ex-Cham berlain of New York City. Music, recita tions and poses by Mme. Ricci of London and the Misses Braem of New York and Mather of Albany preceded the "Trilby" performance, in which the role of Svengali was assumed by Vice-President Frederick S. Howard of the Fourteenth-street Bank, New York City, while the Trilby was his only daughter, Miss Jennie Louise. It had been intended that R. L. Craw ford should pose as Svengali, but on ac count of his refusal to rencarse it was found necessary this morning at the dress rehearsal to substitute Dr. Howard. He is a man of strong intellectual force and threw his whole mind into the part. Aker the dress rehearsal Miss Howard seemed quite exhausted, and it was noticed that the pupils of her eyes were set and her features singularly contracted, but it was supposed that rest would restore her. The performance last night was a great success, Miss Howard's interpretation of Trilby's peculiar obsession by the musical Jew being generally commented on. When it was found tnat Trilby continued after the curtain fell in the same distraught con dition in which she had been since the dress rehearsal, however, she was carried to her apartments in the Earlington, and her family, now much alarmed, called in Dr. Cram, who succeeded finally in de hypnotizing her. It was then recalled that Dr. Howard, who practiced medicine some years ago, was all that time able to anaesthetize patients simply by an effort of the will, although until then he was ignorant of his remarkable hypnotic powers. CAUSED BY A STORY. Dabney Marshall and Frienda Murdered R. T. Dinkins. JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 9.— Hon. J. Dab ney Marshall, Senator-elect from Morgan and Hinds counties, shot and killed R. T. Dinkins of Jackson at Brander this morn ing. Marshall and his three friends, S. H. Coleman, R. P. Fox and W. P. Vollens, drove to Brander this morning in a hack and met Dinkins at the depot. As he turned a corner of the building they opened tire on him and shot him fifteen times. Dinkins was unarmed, but grabbed Marshall's pistol from him as he fired the first shot. The shooting was caused by a sensational report circulated by Dinkins that Marshall had attempted a crime while he and Marshall had roomed together. Marshall denounced the report as a lie, but Dinkins stuck to it, and everybody looked for a killing sooner or later. Mar shall is a little fellow and weighs about seventy-five pounds. He is highly edu cated, a lawyer and a man of letters, and his family is one of the most prominent in the State. He has served a term in the Legislature, and was the nominee for floater Senator of Warren and Hinds coun ties. Dinkins' family is equally as good. He is a brother to W. L. Dinkins of Madi son, President Cleveland's United States Marshal during his first term, and is closely related to many prominent men in the State, being a cousin to Bishop Cnarles B. Galloway of this city. Marshall and companions are under arrest at Brander. The body of Dinkins was brought to Jack son to-day. One Steamer Hnx Sunk. DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 9.— The steamers Britannic and Russia were in collision in the Detroit River just below "Wyandotte shortly before 5 o'clock this evening and as a result the Britannic was sunk and one of her firemen was drowned. The Russia was quite badly damaged, but managed to keep afloat until she reached the Detroit drydock. ''TRICE FIVE CENTS. ALL FOR ABSTINENCE Close of the Convention of Catholics of the Union. LIQUOR MEN ATTACKED. Even St. Vincent's Abbey Was Censured for Selling Beer. RE-ELECTION OF THE OFFICERS. St. Louis Selected as the Site for* the Next Annual Ses sion. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 9.— The third day's meeting of the Catholic Total Absti nence Union Convention began this morn ing at 9:30 o'clock. The Rev. James M. Cleary, president of the union, presided. Rev. Alexander P. Doyle read letters and telegrams from all over the country ex pressing greeting and bidding the conven tion godspeed. Among the telegrams read was one from 520 Keely gold-cure gradu ates, who are at present in convention at Plainfield, N. J. When the communications had been read the Rev. P. O'Brien, chairman of the committee on resolutions, mounted the platform. It then developed that there was a majority report, which was a bitter attack on the liquor-sellers, and asked those engaged in it to give up the busi ness. It also advocated a strict Sunday law. The resolutions also thanked the press, Archbishop Corrigan and Monsignor Satolli, but made no mention of the beer brewed by St. Vincent's abbey, which it was expected the convention would con demn. The minority report, which was read by Father Zurcher, was practically the same, save that it attacl.ed St. Vin cent's abbey and condemned the Catholic monks for making beer and selling it. Rev. Father Ward then moved that the majority report be accepted, and that the part of the minority report referring td the St. Vincent's abbey be made a part of it. Father Lamley of Pennsylvania said it was a shame to see St. Vincent's beer sold. The majority report was finally adopted after much discussion. Mrs. Charlotte Smith of Boston, who is engaged in the work of reclaiming outcast women of the United States, spoke. "We have 500,000 outcast women," said she, "in this country, and we appeal to you to help them. Immorality and intemperance go hand in hand." She appealed ; n eloquent terms to the ladies of the union to help her in the work of reclaiming the outcast women. Rev. Father Malone of Denver then nominated President James Cleary of Min neapolis for re-election as president of the National Union. He was seconded by Delegate Magee. Mrs. Lake moved that the election of Father Cleary be made unanimous, and this was done. President Cleary then thanked the delegates for the honor they had done him in re-electing him. Delegate Fennessy then nominated First Vice-President Logue of Philadelphia for re-election. MfA. Lake seconded the nomi nation, and Mr. Logue was elected first vice-president unanimously. There were two candidates for the posi tion of second vice-president, namely, James F. Brcnnan of Mount Carmel, Conn., and John O'Brien of Stiilwater, Minn. Colored Delegate Magee of St. Paul had also been nominated, but he withdrew in favor of Mr. O'Brien. It was claimed that Delegate O'Brien was a close friend of Archbishop Ireland. It was the general opinion that if Magee had not withdrawn he would have been elected. Brennan was elected by 517 to 220 votes. Mrs. Leonora Lake of St. Louis was unanimously re elected third vice-president. The next business was the selection of treasurer and Father William McMahan was re-elected. Rev. Alexander P. Doyle of the Paulist Fathers was re-elected secre tary. All the newly elected officers then came on the platform and took the obliga tion of office. Mrs. Lake announced that she had been asked by Miss Frances E. Willard to re quest the convention to send the Rev. George Ott of Charlestown, Md., as fra ternal delegate to the convention of the Women's Temperance Union in Balti more. The matter was laid over for the consideration of the president to see if Father Ott was a member of the union. St. Louis was chosen as the next place of meeting. The first Wednesday of August in 1896 was fixed as the date. The convention then came to a close with prayer by Father Elliott of the Paul ists and the renewal of the pledge of the union by the delegates on their knees. The delegates will take a trip up the Hudson to-morrow. DENVER' S RIVAL BOARDS. It is Expected That the Sew Commission era Will Get Control. OMAHA, Nebr., Aug. 9.— Charles J. Green, the leading attorney for the old board, continued his speech for his clients this morning and talked till Judge Hope well announced that he must close at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. At the close of his speech the Judge an nounced that he would give his decision at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. From some of the pointed questions which Judge Hopewell asked of Green to-day the friends of the new board are hopeful that he will make his decision in their favor. This de cjsion will, of course, not be final, but will either confirm the right of the old board to occupy their office until the Supreme Court, decides the ca^e or will give into the custody of the new board the office until that time. Lightning Struck a Mill. NEVADA, Mo., Aug. 9. — Lightning struck the big four-story mill of Graves & Ambrose at 3 o'clock this afternoon, dam aging it badly and felling five men at work on the lower floor. Two of the men, James Perry and Thomas Jackson, were fatally hurt and the other three seriously injured. Several other persons on the same floor were stunned and shocked, but not dan gerously hurt. For additional Pacific Coast news tec Pages I <wwf t»