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VOLUME LXVII-NO. 174.
THE COBDEN CLUB.
Presentation of an Address to
T. B. Potter.
Anti-Chinese Legislation in the United States
Gladstone Prophesies tic Ultimate Triumph
of the Free-Trade Party in
Special by toe California Associated Press.
.London, May 12.— There was a notable
gathering of free-traders at the Cobden
Club to-day, the occasion being the presen
tation nf siu address to Thomas Uayley Pot
lit, Hie Giadstonian member of Parliament
for Rochdale. In the course of his speech
he referred to the anti-Chinese legisla
tion in the United States. Owing
to the ambiguity of the legislation
on t..e Chinese question, he said.
He was not altogether clear whether the
American Government taxed Chinese who
entered or barred them all out. Anyway,
lie thought tlie Chinese were to be dreaded
more lor their virtups than their vioes,
which he did not believe to be nearly as ex
tensire or flagrant as the ground taken for
thiir exclusion alleged.
Mr. Gladstone said that free-traders must
recognize witii disappointment how much
ground they have lost within the last
twenty-five years. Militarism, which
was lying like a vampire over Eu
rope, was responsible for most of
the mischief, but not all, because
free trade had receded in countries where
militarism does not prevail, noticeably in
the United states aud ihe British Colonies.
The gr^at republic, he said, nnver a eepted
the doctrine* of free trade. There was once
a kind ol qualified progress toward them,
but it was checked, and the opinion becaum
actually retrogressive. Still there was great
promise of the American free-trade party
ultimately triumnhins at the polls. He-
EardiiiEbiinetalisM!, he said lie believed its
advocates smelt therein a speedy rise in
prices; it was a movemeut in the direction
Ilia B. bring Sea Negotiations Said to Be
New Tobk, May 12.— A Herald Ottawa
dispatch says: The Beliring .Sea nego
tiations have reached the ■ final stage.
While it is not possible to formulate and
publish, the intended International Con
vfiition for the regulation of the fur
teal fishery in the North Pa
cific Ocean and the waters adjacent
thereto during the present season, the
American and British negotiators have
ngieed upon a mode by which the regula
tions shall be framed so that a full a.id sat
isfactory adjustment of the controversy is
The Russian Government has from the
beginning virtually agreed to join in what
ever arrangement should prove satisfactory
to Hie American Government. If here
after the subjects of any other
power than Great Britain, Kussia
or the United Slates should engage
in the North Pacific seal fisheries such
power will be jointly invited by the three
powers named to adhere to the Convention.
It is expected the Government of Japan
will tender its adhesion to the convention
a- snon as it is promulgated.
When Sir Julian Pauncefote informed
Blainu of his readiness to enter upon the
consideration and adjustment of the Behr
ing Sea controversy, the American Secre
tary assumed it to be eoucedid by the Brit
ish t, v-inii ent that there was to be no
pelagic sealing inside the passes lead
ing to l;. -Siring Sea, and that all
such sealing was admitted to be Inimical to
the preservation of fur seals. Her Majes
ty's Government, as it appeared. had no
such understanding, and this divergence of
view at the threshold of the negotiations
led to a protracted examination and discus
sion and was the prime cause of the send
ing of Minister Tupper to Washington to
assist Mr Julian.
After Tupper's return to Ottawa the Gov
ernment of the United Slates submitted
the project of the convention, which the
Canadian Cabinet considered- went consid
erably beyond what was necessary. There
upon the, British Government sub
mitted a project which it deemed
to be supported by all trustworthy
information in common possession.
This was not deemed satisfactory by the
United States, whereupon- both parties
agreed that further information was
desirable. This they purpose to ob
tain by a joint investigation of the
real state and characteristics of
the fur seal fishery through the agency of a
mixed committee of experts, upon whose
report, with accompanying evidence, they
mean in ample time t:> frame the interna
tional regulations which will be in opera
tion next, season.
Meantime there will be no seizures of
British vessels in Behring Sea, except for
actual violation of the territorial juris
diction of the United States. Canadian
sealers, however, will be advised out of
regard to their permanent interests to use
their sealing privileges in moderation, and
not in such a manner as to give occasion to
the American Government to represent the
perpetuity ot the fur seal as endangered by
the presence of pelagic sealers in the
Ihs Gtrman Expediticn— A Letter From Emm.
BItHTJW, May 12.— During the debate on
the East Africa credit in the lieichstag
Baron yon ' Marschall explained that the
mission of Eroin Pasha in Africa would be
confined to establishing friendly relations
with the tribes in the interior within the
German sphere of interest and estimating
the cost of eventually forming fortified sta
tions in Hie interior. In the negotiations
with England regarding boundaries the
wish of Germany is to no hand in hand with
England and to cultivate the common inter
ests nf both countries. The object was not
to acquire us much territory as possible, but
to keep together what naturally is con
nected by a course of water-ways as a
.means of communication.
Cairo, May 12.— Dr. Zuccititti has re
ceived a letter from Emiu Pasha, dated
Bagamoyo. Emm says: "J found myself
between the English and Germans. My de
cision to return to the heart of Africa in
the interest of the Germans was soon taken
when 1 saw the English eudeavoring to de
rive advantage from the prestige of my
name. With reference to Stanley and Tip
poo 'lib, i have information which, if pub
lished, would create a great sensation.
Stanley will be the lust to stir up the peo
ple against me."
London. May 12.— Stanley, in an inter
view, said that he was wearied by En
gland's apathy and pliancy in regard to the
operations of the Germans. If England
continued inactive the Germans would se
cure paramount influence in Africa. The
Emperor is bucking Wlssrnan, and it is im
possible for him to fail to advance German
A KULE CHANGED.
2he Queen's Lameness Compels a Departure
From an Old Custcm.
London, Hay 12.— Queen lias now
given up her habit of always standlug after
dinner in tlio gallery at Windsor. As
soon a.i the. gets into thu drawing
room a chair is brought and she
sits -down, as she' cannot, from
her lameness, stand : any great leneth of
time. it in a great change for every
about her, for now the rule isfelaxed with
many people, and those who are near the
Quern or who may be speaking to her sit
down as well. ■■•■
Americftn Insurance Companies.
London, May 12.— The Court of Appeals
has decided not to alluw premiums ou jtoli
The Morning Call.
cies held in American life assurance com
panies to be deducted from the sums on
Ahich the income tax is assessed.
London, May 12.— Slavin has challenged
Corbett to a fieht to a finish for SIO.OOO per
side, and the Pelican Club adds $OUW.
A Rate-Cnttlng War Inaugurated on the
Chicago, May 12.— There never was a
more mixed state of railroad affairs than
that existing in the Western passenger bus
iness. To-morrow the Alton will begin
selling tickets either way between Chicago
ana Kansas City for S3 and between Chi
cago and Denver for SlO 50. The Atchison
ro»d will meet these rates on Wednesday.
The Uurlinpton and Northwestern roads
will not decide until to-morrow what they
will do. The Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas
City will stick to the present SS rate in or
der to preserve its locals. To cap the cli
max the Kock Island will raise its
rate between Chicago and Kansas
City to $9 60, thus preserving its en
tire local passenger earnings, but
Abandoning through busiuess. Beginning
in a few days, tlie Atchison will carry the
war into Africa by putting on a double
daily vestibule tram service between Chi
cago and San Francisco, which will beat its
present time just twenty-four hours. This
will reduce the time between Chicago and
Kansas City to fourteen hours, a time with
which the Alton alone can compete. Not to
lag behind in the procession, the Burling
ton lias also given notice that, beginuing
Slay 15th. it will reduce rates both ways be
tween Chicago and St. Paul to S8 first class
and J5 second class. The St Paul road also
bobbed up with a notice that on May 16th it
would make, in connectiuu with tile lowa
Central, a rate of SIO for lirst class ana S7
for second class from St. Paul to Kansas
City, and Sll for th^t class and SS for sec
ond class from Kansas City to St. Paul.
General Passenger Agent Busenbark of the
Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City said that
his line was the short one between these
points, and that bo would meet the reduc
Ijexveh, May 12.— The resignation of
Superintendent Choate of the Union Pa
cific line in Colorado, by request of Vice-
President llolcombe, which was announced
here yesterday, continues to be the chief
topic of discussion in railway circles. It
was rmnori-d here to-day that he would be
come ttie General Mauauer of th« Oregon
Navigation Company, which rumor he em
phatically denied, announcing his inten
tion to remain in Denver. The real secret
of the affair is probably this: When the
Fort Worth and L'niou Pacific lines were
Consolidated C. F. Meek, General Manager
of Uie Fort Worth road, became Gancral
Manages ol the consolidated lines. Choate
whs a candidate for the place and made a
trip to Boston to see his uncle, President
Adams, in order to obtain it. lie failed,
and it is probable he did not work well
under Meek ; hence the reauest for his
resignation. His successor, K. J. Duncan,
has been innuy years with the Fort Worth
road ami is a great friend of Meek's. Both
are practical railway men and both are
protegee of General G. M. Dodge of the
Union Pacific directory, and also of the
Fort Worth directory," through whom the
consolidation of the two lines was brought
about. Choate is not a practical railway
mac, and it has often been asserted in this
city tliat he held his position through his
relationship to President Adams. Choate
has many friends here in Denver club cir
cles, but the general consensus of public
opinion is that the change will increase the
efficiency of the Union Pacific management
LrscOLN N'ebrA May 12.— At a meeting
of the Mate Board of Transportation this
afternoon a resolution was adoDted in
suueting the ."Secretary of the board to
formulate and present a reasonable fieight
tariff at the next regular meeting; June 41b,
of the General Managers of the various
railroads, aud if any are earning a light rate
of interest upon an unreasonable valuation
they are invited to meet the board on May
21st for tho purpose of giving information
as to the actual value of the property.
PIEBKK, May 11.— Two hundred and fit
teen tnoiibnnd dollars was subscribed this
afternoon at a citizens' meeting in forty
live minutes toward building the Pierre,
Duluth aud id. I-,; HiiU lUilway from
Aberdeen to Pierre. Work will commence
on the grading just as soon as the prelimi
naries can be arranged. The road will be
completed and running iv eighteen months.
FUN FOR THE " FANS."
A Great Contest at New York — Reds
Downed— One for Brooklyn.
New York, May 12.— 3000 people at
the Polo grounds to-uay witnessed one of
the best games ever played here. Summary :
New Yurlu 000 00 0 000 00 0 — 1
bostons 0 000000 o—o
Batteries— Kusle and Buckley, Nknols and ilardie.
The Bridegrooms Win.
Philadelphia, May 12. — The Bride
proems won to-day's game in the second
inning and then clinched it in the eighth.
Attendance ItSGO. Nummary: _
I'hiladelphias 0 0 10 200 o—7
Brooklyn 0 7 0 0 0 0 0!) I—l 7
l'.atterlcs— and Clements, Baldwin and
The Beds Defeat d.
Cincinnati, May Pittsburgs won to
day's game from the Red Stockings before
4000 people. Summary:
rinclnnatls 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 o—3
nttsburgs. 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 o—s
Batteries— and Baldwin, Sowders and
No Game at Chicago.
Chicago, May J2, — The league and
brotherhood games were again postponed
on account of rain.
THE PLiAYKKS' LEAGUE.
A Close Game at Cleveland -Van Haltren'i
Gcod Work-Hew Yorki Loie.
Cleveland, May 12.— The brotherhood
game here to-day brought out an attendance
of 3000. Summary:
I'levrlaiuls 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— S
I'lttsburgs 0 3 0 0 0 0 10 2- t)
Untunes— liakely and Siiyder, Staler and Car
Van in the Box.
Philadelphia, May 12.— Van Haltren
won his game to-day from the home team.
The attendance was 3500. Summary:
hhlladelphias v 0 a 0 0 110 2— 7
lirookijrns o 12 3 2 3 0 0 o—ll
Katteries— Lauders ana Cross, Van Haltrcii and
New Ycrks Defeated.
New York. May 12.— Nine thousand peo
ple witnessed the Boston players' team de
feat Ewing's men. Summary:
New Yorks...'. ..1 0100000 o—2
Bostons 0 5 114 0 0 0 o—l2
Batteries— O'Day and Hiving, Uuiubert and Swett.
The American Association
Toledo, May 12.— Toledos 4, St. Louis 3.
Kochkstek, May 12.— Kochesters3, Syra
cuses 0. .
Philadelphia, May 12.— Athletics 8,
Columbus, May 12.— Columbus 0, Louis
WON ANI> LOST.
Relative Position! of th« National and Pl»y
eri' Leieue Teama.
The following table gives the number of
games won, lost aud played by each club of
the National and Players' leagues. It will
thus be an cany matter to compare the
work of tbe rival clubs:
Bostons... ; , , .
. Brooklyns, ......
Now Yorks ; ."...' ....... .... .
Hustons. ■ ■,; ' ._. tr t -
I'l'-"- . v . is. ..•***•*•*•••*•*■
Cleveland!. .. . "" °" , ""-°"""-
Philadelphia!.... ,*..] '
I'lttsburgs t## _ "•-■■- "
New Vorns V.*. !'. j [ [
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
A DESPERATE FIGHT.
Farmers and Cowboys Have a
Five ol the Former Killed and Several
Nellie Wetberill's Death— The Sufferings
of an Actress Who Had an Operation
Performed on Her Foot.
Special by the California Associated Treis.
Kansas City, May 12. — Southeast of
Oklahoma City about eleven miles, to-day,
the hardy farmers and cowboys who had
beeu grazing their herds on the Shawnee
reservation had a desperate fight. The cow
boys drove their herds over into the green
fields of the farmers, and, not heeding the
warning tn move their cattle oil,
fighting followed. Five of the farmers
were killed and several wounded.
The cowboys escaped without injury,
it is believed, and took to the Sh.iwnc •
Reservation. The United States Marshal
and posse are in pursuit of Hie cattlemen.
The farmers have had lately an organization
in this part of the country and pasted a
herd law of their own, as they have no
fence around their crops. The people are
much excited, and further trouble is appre
hended. Particulars are meager.
NELLIE AVKTHKUILiIi'S DEATH.
A Trivial Operation on H r Foot Causes
Year* of Suffer:ne.
New Tokk, May 12.— Nellie Wetherill,
the actress who died in this city Saturday,
was burled to-day in the Actors' Fund plat,
Evergreen Cemetery. Miss Wetuerill was
better known on account of her pe
culiar misfortunes than her promi
nence as an actress, although she
possessed considerable ability. She
was the wife of Samuel Wetherill, a
theatrical manager, and at one time a Cali
fornia State Senator. Wetherill died a few
years ago, without leaving his wife
anything. She was Ht one time a
member of the Union-square stock
company, and subsequently of Ed
ward ilarrigan's company. About three
years ago Mrs. Wilherill was troubled with
what was thought to be a corn, and sub
mitted hei foot to a chiropodist for treat
ment. A cut was made, wliich resulted in
cancer. After suffering for weeks, the
woman consented to have her foot ampu
tated. She was fitted with an artificial foot
aii'l was able to walk almost as well as be
fore the operation; but the seed of the can
cer had got Into the poor woman's blood,
and after a few months the disease ap
peared again. Her age was about 37 yean.
THE GREAT COL.X RACE.
Over Three Hundred Entries for the $10,000
Habtfobo, May 12.— The Secretary of
Charter Oak Park announces 311 en
tries for the $10,000 colt race for
foals of ISSO, mile heat?, best three
in five, to be trotted during August.
This list is beyond all anticipations, having
entries from twenty-one States and the.
British provinces. Kentucky leads with
6!), Xew York -14, California
83, Massachusetts 27, Connecticut 'J7,
Pennsylvania 19 and Ohio 18. The
others are from 1 to y each. The entries
cover the best strains in the country, in
cluding the get of Nelson, Palon, Stam
boul, Woodimt, Nutwood, Director, Guy
Wilkes and Electioneer. Palo Alto farm
names ten, among wiiieh are Belle Flower,
Jlinda Kose, Palo Alto Belle, St. Belle,
Chimes. The La Siesta Kanch names eight
and L. J. Kose of Los Angeles names one
by Stamboul and three by Aluizar.
M. K. CHL'KCH.
Rapid Increaie in Sunday-Schools the Fait
St. Louis, May 12.-In the Methodist
General Conference this morning the Sun
day-school Committee reported that the
past four years have been most prosperous
in the history of the church. It shows that
there are 12,. Sunday-schools, with 88,83y
teachers and 093,854 scholars. The increase
during the four years was 10G7 schools, with
16,866 teachers and 132,098 scholars. The
Committee ou KovUals made two long re
ports on the proposed changes in minor de
tails of the Discipline. They recommended
non-concurrence In nearly every instance.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR
Assembling 0: Delegates to the Supreme Lodge
DETitoiT, May 12.— Supreme Dictator A.
li. Savage of the Knights of Honor has ar
rived, and abuut ninety delegates aud
officers of tlie seventeenth annual session.
The meeting to-morrow will be devated to
reports, which will sliow a membership of
133,000 in the United States, and an increase
in the past yeiir of «XJO. The order has
paid out over. J30,000.U00 in death benefits.
A banquet, drive and public meeting will
take place Wednesday.
H.-rtn'.ess Pistol Practice Between a Colored
Paitor and a Deacon.
New York, May 12.— Deacon William
Purnell, colored, attempted to shoot Rev.
W. S. Brown, aleo colored, while the latter
was preachine on Mitten Island yesterday.
Brown escaped through the back window
of the church. Turnell followed Brown
home and fired several shots ioto Brown's
house, and when his ammunition was ex
pended Brown opened lire and perforated
I'urneU's hat, when Purnell tied and es
caped. The case is now in court. A woman
caused the trouble.
M'AUIiIFFE AND KIL.KAIN.
The Puritan Cab's Offer Accepted by the Two
New York, May 12.— The Puritan Ath
letic Club's offer of a $3000 trophy for a
glove contest between Joe McAuliffe and
Jake Kilrain bus been accepted by both
men. Kilrain wrote a loiter of acceptance
to Frank Stevenson from Kichburg, Miss.
His term of imprisonment expires May
22d. and he intends to come North at once,
and go into training for the match.
Contest for the Championship of the United
Chicago, May 12.— The second contest
for the trap-shooting championship of the
United States and a purse of $400, between
Fred Erb of Lafayette and George Beck of
Indianapolis, to-day, resulted in another
Victory fo»Beck by a score of 44 to 43. Con
siderable money changed hands. The
betting was even. .
A Town Hall and Many Other Buildings
Wilkesbarre. May la— A disastrous
fire was discovered in the town of Ashley
about midnight. The Town Hall and
twelve other buildings are already de
stroyed. The Wilkesbarre Fire Department
was called to the scene of the conflagration.
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The Congressman Leads in the Race for the
. Frankfort, May 12.— the Democratic
caucus meeting to-night, after debating and
agreeing on the rules of the meeting, they
adjourned without taking action until to
morrow r night. On a count ■ during the
meeting it was learned that it will stand
Carlisle CO to 42 against the field.
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Arrival of Silvor From London.
New York, May 12.— The official report
of the Western National Bauk to the Stock
Exchange gives Uieisilver bullion on hand
at 2,600, 7'J4 ounces; certificates outstanding,
2597. The steamship Eider brought over
lust week a large share of the silver bought
In London two weeks ago, against sales at
twenty days' sellers' option, here. Tlie
consignment was $488,111, and practically
the first silver imported from England in
more tliun a year.
Would Wot Prosecute.
Lockpobt (N. V.), May 12.— A man glr-
Ing the name of A. E. C»stle, who said he
was a grocer of San Francisco, was robbed
of quite a sum of money in a hack Saturday
night. Castle had tbe driver and his com
panion arrested, but as he would not put
up security to appear as prosecuting wit
ness, the men were discharged.
New Orleans, May 12.— A terrific hail
storm visited Grand Isle and vicinity a few
aavs ago, doing damage roughly estimated
at $30,000. The hail-stones destroyed
garden tntck, stripped fruit-trees and broke
nearly every pane of class on the island.
Hi;iin? Kan Heard From.
Chicago, May li -Charles Randolph, ex-
President and Secretary of the Board ot
Trade, who mysteriously disappeared on
Apri! 23d, has been heard from in Portland,
Oregon. It is understood that he will locate
lEquaWd the Record.
New Havkx, May 12.— At the Tale Col
lege spring game* Charles 11. Sherrill ran
100 yards in 10 seconds, equaling the beat
amateur world's record.
Philadelphia. May 12.— Richard Vaux
has been nominated by the Democrats of
the Third District to succeed ltatidall'in
ON EASTERN TRACKS.
Result of Yesterday's Races at Linden
Linden <N. J.), May 12.— The weather
to-day was pleasant and the track fast.
The races resulted as follows:
First race, five and a half furlongs, Dsl
syrian (Lamley) won, Kenwood (liercen)
second, Salisbury (Uoane) third. ' Time,
Second race (handicap), one mile. Clay
Stockton (Stevenson) won. lima ii (Bergen)
second, Diablo (French) third. Time. 1:42.
Third race, six furlongs telling), Black
thorn (Verplanck) won, Shotover (Jones)
second, Defendant' (Flynn) third. Time,
Fourth rare, six furlongs (sellinp), Thad
Rowu (F. Doaue) won. Lemon Blossom
(l.ainley) second, Slumber (.Flynii.) third.
Fifth race, two-year-olds, five furlongs,
Sequence colt (linger?) won, Grey Rock
(Bergen) second, Lord Harry (Foster) third.
Sixth rare (handicap), one and a sixteenth
miles, Castaway (Bunn) won, Stockton
(Flynu) second, Oriflaniuie (Anderson)
third. Time, 1:49%.
Seventh race, one and a sixteenth mites
(selling), Ijirciiinont(lJerpen) won, lie-echo
(Stevenson) second, Rudolph (Jones) third.
Time, 1 :51.
Lexington, May 12.— The. wea'ber was
clear and pleasant to-day and the track in
good condition. The races resulted as fol
First race, one mile (selling), Laura Ford
( Keyes) won, Lord Torn Himyar (R. Will
iams) se. ond, Electricity (MoppiD) third.
Second race, one mile (selling), Martha
Page (W. Johnston) yon, Burt (Drown)
second. Time, 1:46.
Third race, one mile and a furlong (Phoe
nix slakes). Ban Chief (Ilollis) won, Chin
Music (Allen) second. Time, 1:58.
. Fourth nice, one mile and a furlong (han
dicap), Ballyhoo (Brittou,i won, Duke, of
Highlands (Allen) second. Time, 1:57
.-' Fifth nice, half a mile (two-yeiir-old^A a :r
Planet (W. Johnston) won, Marmora (Baker)
second, Susette (.Keyc-Oihird. Time,o:sl%. •
Lexington, May l'_'.— Following are the
entries and weights for to-morrow':) races:
First race, one mile and fifty yards—Lie
derkranz 112, Spectator 117, Martha Page 95.
Second race, nine-sixteenths of a mile—
Fannie S 110, Whitney 103, Virginia A 102,
Laura Allen 100, Sly Liston-Beula 96.
Third race, one mile — Buukful 114, Burt
lot). Silver King 102, Frederick lU;Trova
tore and Serenades each; Lady Jones 96.
Fourth race (Breeders' stake), live fur
longs—Brutus and Greeuluat 118, Lady
Fifth race (straight handicap), on« mile—
Unite 118, CaUilua 110, Dullikens 107, Kate
Maluiif 105, Brandolette 105, English Lady
99, Lord Tom ilyiuar 05.
New York, May 12.— following are
the Linden entries for to-morrow:
First race, half a mile— Beatify 105, Emily
Carter 81, Vance 110, Bed Kirn 110, De
fendant 110, Venceance 125, Salisbury 125,
Warlike 95, Little Monarch 95, Osceola 105,
Louise- 102, Rosa 102, Lady Pulsifer 107,
My Fellow 107, Little Jake 107.
Second race, four and a half furlongs—
Elititic colt 108, Adventuress 108, Alarming
105, Tourist 106, Pigeon 106, Favora 105, Sea
bird 93. Alva filly 90, Interest colt 95, Addie
L 95, Kuna 110.
Third race, seven furlongs— Prince How
ard 10ii,;issaquena filly 98, Martin Russell 109,
Joe Lee 105, Pelham 101, Village Maid 95,
Urbana 95, Paramatta 102, St James 102.
Fourth race, seven furlongs— Royal Car
ter 99, Bohemian 9i), Batter.iby 99, Gloster
109, Monsoon 100, Paramatta 112, Patrocles
Fifth race, one and a sixteenth miles—
King Idle 96, Sunshine !Ki, Top Sawyer 96,
Troy IOC, Little Jim 105, Barrister 111, La
litte 111, Trojan 113, Esau 109, Henry
George 99, Monte Cristo 99, Maggie. W filly
71; Admiral 91. -• *■ -
Sixth race, live furlongs— lie 111, Chap
man 111, John Atwood 105, Umpire 111,
Vevay 99. Harry Russell 114, Red Elm 114,
Buckstone 90, en gennco '.Hi, King Arthur
96, Quibbler 102, Althea filly 91. Little
Comfort 100, Warsaw 87, Village Maid 106,
America 10U, Bussie X 105.
New York, May 12.— Following are Ba
yard's tips for the Linden races: First
race, Salisbury or Little Jake; second race.
Sea Bird or Alarming; third race, St. James
or Martin Russell ; fourth race, Monsoon
or Gloster; fifth race, Barrister or Little
Jim; sixth race, Bessie X or Umpire.
BOTH ARE IN JAIL.
An Arizona Millionaire Figures in a Sensa-
New Yokk, May 12.— Ex-Judge Murdy
Masterson, the owner of several Arizona
and Chihuahua gold mines, had Alice Hop
kins, his cousin, arrested this even
ing on a charge of attempting to shoot
him. He claims she swindled him out of
5100,000 worth of bonds. The woman
says she was his partner in his
mining speculations. The Judge is aaed
<X) years and the woman 27. She says
jealousy cauaed the complaint. The
Judge comes from Prescott, Ariz., and is
alleged to be worth $5,000,000. Thu woman
was locked up, and the Judge was held,
also, on a countercharge made by her of
attempting to shoot her.
Miss llopkinson's colored maid and the
latler's husband are held as witnesses.
Ihe maid says that Masterson visited the
flat they occupy to-night and disbelieved her
statement that Miss Uopkinson wrs ill.
Finding the door locked, he broke It in. A
moment later a shot was fired. The
maid rushed into the trad-room, followed
by her husband. Miss Hopkinson was in
bed. and the ex-Judge stood over her with
a revolver iv his hand. Hints were made
that another person named Waruer was in
The man and woman exchanged violent
Words, be applying vile epithets to her and
she retorting. It is said thai Miss
Uopkinson nccompanied the ex-Judge
to Europe and various parts of the United
States and Mexico. She had prepared
to go away this evening. but
was detained. She was very bitter
against the ex-Judge. Neither one would
say anything about Warner beyond the
young woman's statement that Mastersou
was jealous of him.
Dr. Catling, tbe Inventor of tbe gun that
bears his name, has invented a torpedo
THE FIGHT BEGUN.
Sifter Occupies the Attention
of the j Senate. ;
Jones' of Nevada Fires ; the First Gun in
Defense of the White Metal.
A Brilliant Speech That Was Closely. Lis
tened To— Morrow Defeats a Tariff
Special by the California Associated Press.
Washington, May 12.— 1n the Senate
this morning the House amendments to
Stewart's bill were agreed to ' with an
amendment and a conference a sked for.
i Vest and Coke objected and the bill went
over until to-morrow.
Stanford, from the Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds, reported favorobly
tbe bill providing for a public building at
Ogden, Utah. '
. Plumb introduced a bill providing for the
full coinage of standard silver dollars. Fol
lowing is the text of the. bill:
• Section 1. That from and after the date of
the i assagit of this act Hie unit 01 value in the
Uulied Slates shall be trie dollar, and the same
may be coined In 412.5 grains of standard silver
or of L's.B grains of standard sold, and said coins
shall be equally legal tender lor all sums what
Sec. 2. Any owner of silver bullion may de
posit the same at any mini of the Lulled states
to be it.i in. ,i Into standard silver dollars or bars
for Ills berifllt and without charge; but It shall
bo lawful to it-fuse any deposit ol lens than Slot)
or any bullion so base as to be unsuitable for the
operations of the Mint. V 't .
• Sec. 3. in any deposit of silver In which gold
and silver are combined do allowance shall be
made to the depositor for the gold, unless the
two metals are- In such proportion thai they can
be separated advantageously; but gold bullion
contained In silver deposits aud separate there
from Mian be paid for In gold or silver coin as
from lime to nine may be appointed by the Direc
tor of the Mint. .....-■-
Sec. 4. that so much of the act of February
28, 1878, as directs or authorizes the Secretary
of the Treasuiv to purchase silver bullion for
coining Into tlandard dull. us, aud all other acts
and pails of acts inconsistent with the piovlslom
of this act, are hereby repealed.
A foot-note attached to the bill says:
Tills will not Inlerfeie with the present privi
lege of obtaining silver ceiliiicates lor silver
dollars deposited In the 'Ju-asuiy, so that the
convenient ituatiiiK of silver will be cuntluued as
now If the bill becomes a law.
At 1 o'clock the Silver Bill came up as
Jones of Nevada took the floor and made
a long address on the bill. He was given
undivided attention, ai it is recognized that
he is the best-posted man on the silver
question in the Senate. '
Jones cited from a number of tables,
..showing the relative difference in the value
of the silver dollar In 1873 and 1888, from
which It was proven most conclusively that
the price of silver, instead of decreasing in
value since 1873, had actually increased;
also that in 1873, 412% grains of silver
bought 1.84 bushels of corn, while the same
amount now will buy 1.97 bushels, and that
notwithstanding the fact that this silver
was in bullion foim. or uncoined. "This
is also true of wheat, cotton, mess pork
and, in fact, these comparisons might be
applied to all commodities in use at the
present day. It is not of so much impor
tance to know how much gold can be bought
with so much silver, but how much of the
necessaries of life, such as food and cloth
ing, can be obtained. That is what the
working people of this country want to
know." . ■ '
Jones said there was no value in money
itself, no matter of what it is made, whether
gold, silver or paper. It was only of value
owing to the fact that the human appreci
ation or estimation had recognized in it
qualities of such a nature as to render it of
value if adopted or set up as the standard
dollar of the country, The best money a
country can adopt is that of the least
changing value, and that inonoy is silver.
The demand for money is unending ami un
ceasing. It is the object of every man, wo
man and child in the country. No one but
a beggar asks for goods first before he has
money to pay for them. There is no limit
to the demand for it
" A substitute can be provided for every
thing else under the sun, but for money
there Is no substitute. It is that factor
without which nothing of importance can
be done. It is absolutely essential to carry
on the purposes of this great Government
as well as of every enterprise winch has
been started. Therefore, is it not of tran
scendent importance that in the selection of
some substance to represent the money of
the country, it should be of such a charac
ter as to be the least liable to change iv
value And where can any substance bo
found so fully answering all requirements
needed in this connection as does silver
Jones included in his speech quite a large
number of tables, showing the wonderful
wealth ot this country in silver as well as
the few fluctuations in value it bad been
subject to in comparison with gold.
lie was listened to with marked attention
by a majority of the Senators on both sides
of the chamber, and when, at 4 o'clock,
he yielded the floor, after having spoken
uninterruptedly for three hours, with the'
understanding that he be allowed to finish
to-morrow, he was the recipient of the
heartiest congratulations from Democrats
and Republicans alike. It was a very brill
Senator Gray then endeavored to secure
consideration for his bill providing for the
transfer of the revenue cutter service to
the Navy Department; hut as soon as lie
had made the motion Senator Ingalls rose
and moved that the Senate proceed to the
consideration of executive business, which
was agreed to. and at 4:50 o'clock the
An Amendment to Reduce the Duty on Bor
aeic Acid Defeated.
Washington, May 12.-A motion to go into
Committee of the Whole on the Tariff Bill
and limit the general debate to one minute
talk, instead of under the five-minute rule, '
was resisted by the Democrats, who urged
further general debate. No quorum being
present, a call of the house was ordered,
after which the House took up the Tariff
Bill under the five-minutes' discussion rule.
Anderson offered an amendment author
izing the President to suspend the duty on
any article when be may be convinced that
the production of said article is controlled
by trusts or a combination to control prices
Mills and McMillin spoke in support of
Km 1 opposed the amendment, saying
steps in that regard have already been
taken by a separate measure.
Grosvenor said the Democratic talk about
trusts did not look well when the last Con
gress fulled to pass legislation against
trusts, but on the contrary, the head of the
greatest trust In the country appeared be
fore the Ways and Means Committee and
then-alter the committee changed the sugar
feature of the bill, to the great benefit of
Mills denounced this statement as false.
Grosvenor said : "We are now hearing
again the old plantation slogan." [Ap
plause from the Republican side.J
McMilliu denied that any sucar trust rep
resentative had appeared before the com
- Grosvenor— Does the gentleman deny that
the sugar schedule of the Tariff: Bill was
changed the day after Mr. liavemeyer vis
ited the committee? > ..-• ■■■.■•-:;
McMillin disclaimed any knowledge of
Havemeyer's visit to the committee that
day or at any time before the change of the
sugar schedule. •• . .
Grosvenor continued and said the only bill
to prevent trusts was passed by a Republi
can Congress and signed by a Republican
Anderson's amendment was defeated.
W Neidrlnghaus offered an amendment re
ducing the tariff on commercial boracic
■■ Morrow arose, and by a logical and con
vincing argument, ably supported by Van
, dever, succeeded in defeating the amend
.Morrow said: "The proposition of the
ZenUetßoQ from Missouri : is to i reduce : the .
duty on boracic acid to 3 cents a pound, the
present duty being 4. ceuts, and i under tho
McKiuiey bill the proposed duty is to be 5
cents - per pound. Wo " havo ; enabled our
people to open up this industry by bringing
from the desert material and shipping it i to
the United States and to the world. When
Congress last year proposed to put borax
on toe free list it struck at the industry on
our Coast and they were compelled to sell
in Liverpool at great sacrifice. You have
had in American markets not imported, but
domestic borax, which had been shipped
abroad because of that fact. It was
brought in under an American brand as
American borax, and more borax was
actually brought in under the American
brand than was shipped out."
Mr. Sear (interrupting)— ls it not true
that borax can be shipped to Liverpool and
then brought back to St. Louis cheaper than
it cau be shipped directly to St. Louis from
Neidringhnus answered: "No. I know
a few things. I know we boueht Liverpool
borax at 7% cents."
Morrow— but you bought foreign borax,
brought in under the American brand.
Neidringhaus— No, sir, California borax;
I know what borax is,7ouug man. [Laugh
Morrow-You get it marked with Amer
ican Custom-house marks, but it was not
foreign borax, but duine&tic.
Continuing, Morrow madft a most able
speech against Neidrlnghaus' amendment,
and closed as follows : "Mr. Chairman, we
think we are entitled to the protection
asked for in this bill. It protects Ameri
can labor because we use such labor to
bring borax nut of the desert, sometimes
hauling it a distance of ltiO miles to market.
It is the importation of boracic acid lhat
comes into competition with all we pro
duce in the borax line whether crude or re
fined borax, or borate of lime, because im
ported boritcic acid is combined with soda
to manufacture commercial borax at a cost
of about 9 cents a pound, as Geueral Kose
crans Raid before the Ways and Means
Committee." [liere Kosecraus' letter was
MIII 3 spoke in answer to Morrow and
General Vandever ably supported his col
The amendment was defeated.
Covert offered an amendment striking
out the duty on muriatic acid.
This involved much discussion, being di
verted from the real issue. The members
on both sides branched off into a general
tariff discussion about corn, wheat, sugar,
threshing machines, needles, axes and al
most every commodity produced.
Covert's amendment was finally defeated,
and at 5:40 o'clock tlie House adjourned.
A STATEMENT CORRECTED.
Mint Director Leech Says the Government
I« Not Baying Silver in London.
Washington, May 12.— 1n answer to the
publication of an alleged interview with
him, E. O. Leech, Director of the Mint,
says: " I see that I'm quoted as saying that
the Government is buying bullion iv Lon
don and storing it in tiie assay office at New
York, and that it is also storing silver in
the West and issuing certificates. The re
porter evidently misunderstood me. What
I did Bay was, that silver was being bought
in London and shipped to this country and
deposited at the assay office at New York
for fine bars, which are being stored by
private parlies. The Government has
bought no silver in London, nor has it
stored any silver Hi the West. It is not
storing silver at all, and of course is not
issuing certificates on silver bullion, as
there is no law authorizing such issue. 1
did say that but little silver is beiug otfered
to the Government for sale, and that at a
price considerably above the market price,
and above the price at which certificates
on silver bullion deposited in Western
national banks are being sold in New York.
In regard to a corner iv silver I said 1 did
not know anything about it."
Paymaster-General Looker Soon to Be Retired
Washington, May 12.-Paymaster-Gen
eral Looker of the navy has been confined
to his home in Georgetown for some time
past, and it is thought that nil state of
health will soon cause his retirement
from the position he now holds at the head
of the Naval Pay Corps. He has not, how
ever, handed in his resignation, nor is his
mind iv the least affected, as has been re
ported. His doctor has advised that he re
tire from activo work, and a medical sur
vey has been ordered, tbe result ol which
will probably be his retirement as Chief
of the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing.
The United States steamship Essex, now
at New York, will probably be ordered to
the European station, and will be the sole
representative of this Government on that
station until some of the vessels now under
construction are completed. It was orig
inally intended to send this vessel to Brazil,
but this will not be done now that the
squadron of evolution is going there.
THE MKIXI>EY BILL,.
Morrow and McX ana Will Undoubtedly
Vote for It. «
Washington-, May 12. — Upon being
asked about his vote ou the McKinley bill
.Morrow said: "I shall certainly reserve the
right to vote against the bill if its features,
as finally agreed upon, are damaging to ray
people." It is hardly probable, though,
that Morrow will vote against the bill.
A California Associated Press reporter
asked McKenna if he would vote against
the bill on account of the sugar and other
schedules in the hill. He said: "While 1
would very much dislike to swallow some
of its provisions, especially the suear clause,
still if the bill as a whole is advantageous
to our coast I will consider it my duty to
He Heplies to a Kanjas City Paper's Charges
of Flaeairizing Massillon's Ssrmjn.
WAsiiiNtiTo.v, May 12.— Ingalls in an
interview today defended himself against
the Kansas City Times' charges of his pla
gairizing Massillon's sermon in hi! eulogy on
Burnes of Missouri at the obsequies in the
Senate in February of last year. Ingalls
said that when a yoiTng man he translated
from the French the passages which he had
read and admired and which were accred
ited to no author, and that he has used the
same time and again in letters and conver
sation. He says he never read Massilon's
sermon on immortality.
TOLD IO GO HOME.
Secretary Noble't Scant Courtesy to a Delega
tion of Indians.
Washington, May 12.— A delegation of
Ponca Indians called to-day on the Secre
tary of the Interior to protest against the
order removing cattle from Indian Terri
tory. They said the removal would de
prive them of revenue and the grass would
go to waste. The Secretary replied that
the leases were Illegal and gave the lessees
an unfair advantage over small stock-rais
ers, as they escaped taxation, and suggested
that as they had no further business in
Washington they return to their reserva
tion at once.
Th-9 Pension List.
Washington, May 12.— California pen
sions: Original navy — Frederick B. A.
Lewis, San Jose; John U. Boardman, San
Fmncisco; Joe F. Cornish, Clarksburg.
Increase — Herman R. Bulson, . Stockton;
James Garrison, Rudland. Navy—Freder
ick N. Kress, B^uicia Arsenal ; Adam Fus
sell, San Beruardino. Original widows, etc.
—Mary E. lngersoll, former widow of John
C. Kiel, Diamond Springs. Mexican sur
vivors—Hugh Porter, Uealdsburg; Thomas
Washington, May 12.— Charles Negley.
who has been nominated to be Consul at
Rio Grand do Sul, is a resident of Hager
town. lie is a young man, and a son of the
late Peter Negley, who was formerly
United States Sub-Treasurer at Baltimore.
Several years ago he was associated with
his father in conducting the Herald and
Torchlight, and he was one of the proprie
tors of the Hagertowu (Md.) Iron Works.
Washington, May 12.— The Secretary
of the Treasury has appointed Charles A.
Paulson second assistant keeper of the
Point Bouita light station, and Tony
Schmull first assistant kcepet of thellmn
boldt station, both in California.
McX nna Honored.
Washington, May 12.— McKenna lias
been honored with tbe appointment of one
of a committee of tho House to make the
customaiy visit to the Weat 4i*int Acad
Ehechan for Beeister.
Washington, May 12,-General Sheehan
was to-day recommended by the Paeilio
Coast delegation as Register, vice Waite.
Hyppolite Beco^niz d.
Pakis, May 12.— The French Government
has recognized Hyppolite as President of
the liuytiau republic.
JUDGE SABIN DEAD.
He Succumbs to an Attack of
The Honorable Career of a Distinguished Bcion
of an Old Family— la the Army and at
the Bar of Justice.
Judge George M. Sabin, United States
District Judge of Nevada, died yesterday
morning at the Palace Hotel, from inflam
matory rheumatism. Only his brother's
wife was present when death came to him
as a relief from his sufferings.
Three weeks ago yesterday be left th«
Circuit court-room complaining of being ill.
He had been subject to rheumatism and
rheumatic gout, and then felt that the dis
ease was attacking him in a more virulent
form than ever before. He took to his bed
immediately on arriving at the hotel, and
from day to day sank rapidly, despite the
endeavors of his physicians. Even his
wonted vitality left him. He waned into
unconsciousness at times, ami it was thus
he died without feeling his end approach.
The organs of liis body refused to perform
their functions, so the doctors abandoned
hope and waited the preseuce of death.
The Circuit Court was ailjuurned out of
respect to the memory of the dead Judge,
aud no business of importance was trims
acted in the District Court. The news of
his death was heard by the employes of the
Federal building with evident sadness.
Judge Snbin was born in Ohio fifty-six
years ago of good, old Btock. He came of a
family in Kent, England, who immigrated
The late Judge B<ibin.
to this country in 1042 and settled in Massa
chusetts. Tho Sabins figured honorably in
the early Indian wars.
The Judge's grandfather was a revolu
tionary soldier, while in the war of 1812 hi»
father and two uncles took part. The
former was one of the minute men whose
work is so well spoken of in history. His
uncles held commissions, one as surgeon,
the other as Captain, serving all through
the war. From Massachusetts the family
removed to Vermont, and from the latter
State the Judge's father went to Ohio in
In his native State Judge Sabin attended
school and graduated subsequently in
Western Reserve College. Then he re
moved to Madison, Win., where he was ad
mitted to the bar in 1858. He practiced law
at that place until the war of the rebellion
broke out. when he joined the First Wis
consin Infantry, which led the van of the
army into the South. It was in the com
mand of General • Patterson, and formed
part of the Army of the Potomac.
FKOM WAR TO THE WEST.
Judge Sabin served from the beginning to
the close of the war. Ho was at Sbiloh, at
Corinth, at the siege of Vicksburg and
many other important engagements under
General Grant and other commanders. He
rose to the position of Lieutenant-Colonel
without any other influence than his own
bravery. After the war he spent a couple
of years in the South. He then returned to
Wisconsin, where he passed the summer of
18*57, and migrated in the following year to
Nevada. He entered upon the practice of
his profession in Eureka and Pioche, form
ing a partnership with W. W. Bishop in
the latter part or 1871, and soon had a -
In 1870 he was the unsuccessful candidate
for County Clerk at White Pine, a county
strongly Democratic, while he was a He
publican. In July, 1882, he was appointed
District Judge of the Ninth United States
Circuit, and since then has frequently sat
as United States Circuit Court Judge in
Oregon, Nevada and California, which
.States comprise the Ninth District He sat
hi the Circuit Court of tiiis city by a privi
lege' allowed wljea^be courts are crowded.
His decisions stood well w~i£2l_ilie Su
preme Court, as his record in Nevauu"tJhl
in most important cases. His arguments^
were invariably characterized by sound -
logic, and his methods of conducting cases
showed a care in mastering details and
knotty points, both of which features won
for him eminence as a lawyer. Quite re
cently he visited Portland, Oregon, where
the members of the bar tendered him a ban
quet as a testimonial of regard.
Judge Sabin was a member of the Grand
Army of the Republic and the Loyal
Legion. He was never married and left
few relatives. As nearly as could be
learned his only surviving relatives are the
sister-in-law, who was at his side when he
died, her son and a nephew and niece in
Personally he was a most popular man
among the members of the bar and his
friends. Ho was highly esteemed for his
many good qualities, among which stood
out more prominently than the rest his
bravery, his unvarying courtesy, his sterling
honesty and his deep sense of justice and
right to all people.
The remains of Judge Sabin will betaken
to Cnrson City, Nev., on the overland train
which leaves this city this evening, and will
be interred on Thursday afternoon. The
obsequies will be conducted by Cus
ter Post, G. A. R., and the Loyal Legion of
Carson. Hon. J. F. Hallock, State Con
troller of Nevada, will arrive in this city
to-day and will accompany the friends of
deceased to Carson.
Adjourned Out or Rctpect.
The United States District Court met and
adjourned yesterday, out of respect to the
deceased Judge Sabin. The San born cases
have been put over until Thursday.
AID FOR EKIN.
Meeting of the Youn e Irelaud Farlin-
A meeting of the Young Ireland Parlia
mentary Club was held last evening at X
R. B. HhII, M. Flood presiding and J. d]
Costello Secretary. The names of John
Kelly and D. Murphy were proposed for
membership. The committee on th« ball
and supper to be held at Pioneer Hall on
the 29th inst., reported progress.
Jeremiah Deasy, Treasurer of the Muni
cipal Council, announced that he had re
ceived a letter from Charlet O'Reilly,
Treasurer of the Irish National League of
America, acknowledging the receipt of
SSOOO. "Of this cum," says Mr. O'Reilly,
" I have credited to the Tenants' Defense
Fund 56233 70 as avails of the Dillon-
Esmondo reception at Sau Francisco. I trust
you may find an opportunity to convey to
our countrymen and women of your city
our heartfelt thanks for this evidence of
their devotion to the cause of old Ireland."
Of the sum mentioned SIOOO was contributed
by the Young Ireland Parliamentary Club.
The Secretary reported the following do
nations to the funds of the club: T. P.
McCarthy SUO, Captain Joseph McDonoujjh
$50, Cornelius O'Connor 825. At the next
meeting of the club a paper will be read by
Captain J. E. Dwyer.
ASSAULTED BY "SCOTTY."
A Special Officer Has His Head Beaten
With Hia Own Club.
William Ashford, a special officer at the
Third-street wharf, was brutally assaulted
last night by a frequenter of the water
front known as "ScoUy." The latter was
preparing to camp out for the night on some
bales of hay when be was ordered away by
Ashford, who drew his club.
lusteuU of moving on "Scotty" wrenched
the club from tbo officer and proceeded to
beat him over the head. Although Ash
ford shouted for assistance, none emus.
The officer was thrown to the around and
kicked in the face, after which his assailant
Ashford was taken to the Receiving Hos
pital, where his injuries were dressed. He
has three severe lacerated scalp wounds,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
two on the forehead, a Mack eye and a num
ber of bruises in the face. When these
wore dressed the bandages covered all part',
of his face and head. Ashford is about 50
years of age.
CRAZED BY JEALOUSY.
William E. Austin Attempts the
Lives of Himself and Wife.
William E. Austin, a book-canvasser, at
tempted to take the life of his wife, Mary,
about ll o'clock last night, and then to com
For some time the life of the couple has
not been a happy one. They nave beea
married for a number of years, and have
one child, a little girl. For over a year the
husband Sirs not contributed to the support
of the family, aud th^.wife has beea com
pelled to earn her own' living by meaus of
Lately he has been addicted to excessive
indulgence in liquor, and when returnin™
home drunk would abuse both his wife and
child. The laudlady of ttie house wher*
they resided, on the coruer of Polk and
McAllister streets, complained frequently
of the way he beliaved, and told his wifa
that she did not want him in the bouse.
Tli is only made Austin worse. The
landlady reproved him thatif he had money
to become druuk on he should be able also
to pay his rent. When thus under the in
fluence of liquor Austin has made frum
time to timtt various threats about using a
pistol, but his wifa attributed these to
Lust night when she returned from what
she called her lodge her husband was more
abusive than ever. He complained of her
accepting the attentions of other men. In
his insane jealousy he drew a pistol from
his pocket and fired at her, but missed his
aim. He then placed the weapon to his
own head and pulled the trigger, but tailed
to inflict even a dangerous wound.
When Mrs. Austin saw that bur husband
was in what she believed was a danger
ous state, sho ran from the house and se
cured the services of Officer P. T. Kelly,
who conveyed the wounded man to the Ke
oeiviug Hospital where his injuries were
dressed. The ball had entered the fore
head near the left temple, and without
penetrating the frontal bone glanced off,
producing merely a superficial wound.
On complaint of the wile a charge of an
assault with a deadly weapon was placed
against him. Wnen asked what motive he
had in shout ing, the prisoner stated that ha
did not attempt suicide, hut that in taking
the pistol from bis pocket it accidentally
wentolf and iutlicted the wound in his
head. Hut the pistol was aot self-cocking,
as he stated, and two chambers were empty,
confirming the wife's story.
Mrs. Austin was much affected by the
sudden trouble that had come upou her and
wept copiously. She said that her husband
hail treated her shamefully during the last
year. He was jealous to the verge of in
sanity. "Even if a Chinaman came to the
house for washing," said she, "he would get
jealous. Anything that wore pants made
The husband, when placed m a cell, did
not seem to realize his position, and whea
his wife was giving her name at the regis
ter called out, "Mama, come here." Austia
is a tall, well-built man about .'!2 years of
age, but bears traces of dissipation. His
wile is about the same age, and very stout.
CLUBBED TO DEATH.
A Saloon-Keeper Killed by Hood
lums in a Drunken Row.
J. C. Margor, a saloon-keeper, died in St.
Mary's Hospital yesterday from meningitis
produced by a violent clubbing of his head.
His body was removed to the Morgue,
where a post-mortem examination showed
that he had been the victim of a violeot
Immediately after the result of the au
topsy had been announced, Chief of Police
Crowley detailed Detective Bohen to make
an investigation into the matter. Margot
vi as a native of France and 51 years of age.
Hf kept a saloon at 210 Leidesdorlf street,
but sold out there on Tuesday, the (ith inst
lie was assaulted by two hoodlums two
days later in the saloon in a quarrel about
drinks, and some of his friends say that ho
was then beaten on the head with clubs.
When admitted to the hospital last Thurs
day ne was delirious.
There were several cuts and bruises about
his face and head, some of them being lung
and incised. After death the outer memb
rane of the brain and blood-vessels of the
skull were congested. Nothing is known
so far of his assailants, nor will his ac
quaintances speak of his death.
Lute last night the detective arrested
Frank Smith, alias Dennis Whalen, and
placed him iv tlia tanks. The arrest wa»
based on the statement of three witnesses
who have been discovered by Detectives
Boweu and Linsky, and who state that
they saw the conflict between Margot and
Smith iv tlie saloon on Leidesdnrff street
s i. harles Wolf hugel, residing at the Branch
Hous<£-3*££4 that the two men qimrrWed
over the payineS^ of a drink. Margot
seized a club and struct- Smith, who took
the weapon from the safictt.'.W 1 R nd hit
him on the head. Charles Clement o» ifc_°
Capitol House and Edward Fletcher ot
802 Montgomery street make similar state
Smith has served three months in tba
House of Correction for stealing a blanket.
Dr. Connolly still persists that Margutdied
from delirium treaieus and not from a,
fracture of the skull.
The Charge of Looting Sustained Affainst
Ottawa, May 12.— A committee of mem
bers of Parliament has found General Sir F.
R. Middieton guilty of the charge of looting
furs valued at over $5000 during tbn
recent Northwest rebellion. The af
fair was discussed at this evening's
session and Blaike scathingly reviewed the
case and bitterly attacked Middieton. Sit
Adoluhe Carou and Sir John M.udona'd
defended Middieton. They declared that it
was au error of judgment. The report
means the General's death warrant in so
far as his public service is concerned.
PEOPLE TALKKD ABOCT.
Chapman Coleuian, First Secretary of the
American Legation at Berlin, is engaged to
marry Miss Hendricks, a rich girl of Frank
Mr. Gould's tour of his own and allied
railroad systems in the Southwest has been
the most extended he has ever made, haviuj*
lasted nearly eight weeks.
The three little daugnters of General Phil
Sheridan are day pupils at a Catholic con
vent in Washington. Mary, the eldest, is
about 14 years old, and looks very much like
01 Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, who Is on
his annual visit to Washington, it is re
marked that no ope perceives any change la
him. He bids fair to rival Bancroft la taa
vigor of his age.
The Duchess of Montpensler will toon
take up her abode permanently In her
chateau at San Lucas. The chateau Is one>
of the most' elaborately and sumptuously
furnished in Spain.
Amelia Rives," who was recently pro*,
trated in Paris by a serious illness, is said
to be completely restored and at work once
more. She is one of the most diligent pu
pils in Lassar*s studio.
The Archbishop of Naples, upon whom
it is reported the Pope looks with favor as
his successor in tile Pontifical chair, is lib
eral in bis political opinion and on friendly
terms with the King of Italy.
' Sir John E. Hiilais is said to have lost >
clear vision of near objects, thongh he sees
those at a distance distinctly enough. As a
result be is compelled to use very long
handled brushes, which greatly interfere
with delicate work In portraiture.
. Washington, May 12.— The Comptroller
of the Currency has authorized the. organ
ization of a national bank and public de
positary at Salt Lake City, Utah, with half
a million capital, and the following officers:
Frank Knox, President; J. A. Early,
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