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VOLUME LXVII— NO. 180.
TERRIFIC EXPLOSION Over Fifty Persons Killed or Wounded. Hie Disastrous Result of a Fire at Havana. The Object of King Leopold's Mission to England— He Fears Another Great War Is Imminent. Special byitbe California Associated Press. - Havana. May 18.— A hardware store, in which was stored a quantity of powder, was destroyed by fire here last night. While the fire was raging the firemen en deavor, d to subdue it, when a tremendous explosion occurred, bring down the walls, which caused a frightful crash, scattering burning brands for several blocks. Over fifty persons were killed or wounded, among the number being five chiefs of the fire departments, several other firemen, a number of policemen and the resident Consul for Venezuela. The calamity is one of the most disastrous that has oc curred in this city for many years. The financial loss is uuestimaled. Many human limbs have been taken from the ruins. The proprietor of the hardware store lias been arrested. Thirty four mutilated dead bodies have been re covered. » RUSSIAN fiatLlY. Gladstone's S:rup About Discussing the Subj-ct in the Commons. LONDON, May 18.— Gladstone, speaking at Lowestoft yesterday, said the English public conscience was greatly shocked by reports of Kussian prisoners being publicly shot without the form of a trial, and by the fart that these outrages passed without reprobation from the Kussian Government. He had been asked, "Why don't you de nounce these outrages in the Commons But he felt a scruple about asking the Gov ernment to lake steps in the matter unless he could see a way to a favorable result. lie desired to see the law applied iii his own land wherever cruelty and oppression were found, lie would be glad if the Gov ernment was in a position to expostulate with Russia, but he leared that Kussia might retort that a country whose police ruthlessly shot innocent Irish citizens en gaged in public meetings was hardly in a position to dictate how another country should treat its convicts. TANNING BY ELECTRICITY. Successful Experiment lor the Conversion of Hides Into Leather. LOBDOH, May 18.— An interesting trial of electricity for the conversion of hides into leather took place in Bumondsey Wednes day. The tunning wns accomplished in a revolving drum twelve feet in diameter and eight feet long, rotating at eight revolu tions a minute. Turpentine and tannic acid were used to saturate the hides. A strong current of electricity was caused to flow from a metal baud which runs around the interior of one end of the drum to a corresponding band on the other end. The drum, alter revolving live days, was opened, and the leather appeared to be of excellent quality. This system shortens the process of tanning from months todays, and seems to be a successful revival of au experiment made at Uuda-I'estii ten years -go. . ■ -• THE COI'PEK SYNDICATE. Evidence That Dishonest Means Were Used to Bull tbe Market. Paris, May 18.— At the trial of the chiefs of the copper syndicate it wan proved that Kecretan, the Director of the Societe dcs lletaux, distributed fictitious profits and used improper means to bull opper, raising the price from under 1000 fn.icd per ton to over 2uOO francs, and clearing within two months 10,000,000 francs. The defense is that the articles of the Penal Code on which the charges are based does not apply to the case. Heutsch, Joubert and LaveU siere are charged with a breach of the com pany's laws. » STA.NLLY'S I'UOSPKCTS. His Karriage to Be Followed by an Appro priate Appcintment. London, May 18.— It is reported that Stanley, after his marriage, will be ap joiuted by King Lenpold Governor-General of the Congo Free Slate. The wedding oc curs in July, and lie will thereupon become the ruler under the King of Belgium of a territory which cover- an urea of l,(>oti,000 square miles aud contains a population, ■White and black, of 'j~,<w,iioo. A SWIMMING FEAT. How D^vis laltcn M^de the Trip From Put ney to London Bridge. Lomjon, May 18.— The American swlm mer Davis Dalton swam on his back from Putney to London Biidge with his clothes on and wearing a high silk hat. His hands were clasped behind him, he using neither legs nor arms. He lost ground several times through his inability to steer himself, and once remiiined stationery for several niin ute^. Nevertheless he did the distance in eight hours. LEOPOLD'S MISSION. Zngland'i Support Promised in Caae of a Frsnco-Prussion War. Loxdon, May 18.— King Leopold's visit is not entirely for pleasure. At a confer ence between the King, Salisbury and Gladstone Salisbury promised England's Hu;>;ortto maintain Belgium's neutral po sition in ca-e of war. Leopold fears that another Frauco-Pru»sian war is imminent. BOLLANGKK'S LETTER. He D:nie» That It 34- .rt the Renouncing- of His Claims. Pakis, May 18.— Boulanger has informed • friend that the letter by which he dis solved the Boulanger National Committee does not mean that he is renouncing his claims, but that lie desires the absence of any medium between universal suffrage and himself. • BTEAMBB FOUNDEBED. Biz Lives Lost in a Dinner Off the Irish Ccait. London, May 18.— The steamer Harold, from Bilbao for Glasgow, has foundered off the Irish coast. Six persons were drowned. ♦■ Cartridges for Russia. Pai:is, May 18.— The ammunition factory at St. Klieune has received an order from JiusMa for a quantity of cartridges loaded with smokeles-s powder, equal to a supply lor 1,000,000 ritiea. Accident to a Premir. Syd.vky, May 18.— The Premier, while out driving, was thrown from his carriage •nd had a leg broken. STAGE GOSSIP. Cause of the Gilbert & Suili?an Rapture. ' A Popular American Actress. London, Hay 18.— The row that finally ruptured the firm of Gilbert & Sullivan is said to have all been on account of a carpet Their business was always done on a shar ing sybtein, expenses of all kinds being charged against the receipts, mid the profits divided between Gilbert, Sullivan and D'Oylry Carte. While Gilbert was in India, just after the production of "The Gondoliers," Carte purchased new carpets tcr tin? theater. When Gilbert returned he objected to the expense. Carte maintained The Morning Call. that the purchase was justified and the two appealed to Sullivan, who aided with Carte. A 9 a great many people have occasion to know.Gilbert is endowed with a temper not mild ai.d when he gets into a row he generally sees it through. lie did so in this instance, the result being a dissolution of partnership. Gilbert is now looking for a composer to colloborate with. It is said that Alfred C. Ellier will be the new partner, or, at least, will collaborate in a new op-ra with which Horace Sedger will commence his occupancy of the lyric theater. Sullivan does not want a new partner, and declares that he will confine himself hereafter to etand opera. This combination of circumstances will ne cessitate a change in the policy of the Savoy Theater after the run of the "Gondoliers" is over. Agnes nuntlngtoii's enforced temporary retirement from ttie stage by Augustus Har ris' brutality is not entirely without com pensations. The beautiful American has become a great favorite in the high world of London. Shu is in ooustaut demand at all manner of social functions. Last night she was one of half a duzen guests to dine with the King of the Belgians at the resi dence of the iiaioue.ss Burdett-L'outts. An other America!) £irl .present was Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain. BISMARCK INTERVIEWED. His Comments Upon the Affairs of tbe European GoYernments. Paris. May 18.— The Figaro to-morrow will publish two columns on UW marckan maxims, said to be communicated through an intimate friend ot the. Prince. The ex - Chancellor compares the Em peror to a hound who barks at every thing and causes general disorder. He declares that William is the victim cf cur rent history aud says if one stone of the edifice of German unity moved the structure falls. Talking to a physician, Bismarck ?nid: " I also am a physician. A physician of state. I cured t tie nation from diseases from which it Buffered. Russia, he gays, is the hereditary enemy of European peace. Should France crush Germany Russia would endeavor to crush France. The empire, he says, is being carried along by a current that goes to, he kuuws not where. What Germany needs is irnnquil ity at home aud abroad. Le Jlatiu publishes the Bismarck inter view, and of the Prince says: "He was accustomed to politics aud now felt the l.ick of political business. His resignation 13 absolutely final. He defended himself against tht charge of barbarity, in baTing caused the boinboard ment ot Paris, and declared that Germany never attacked France or provoked France to attack her. Germany well understood that Russia would intervene to protect France if attacked, just us Germany would aid Austria if Russia attacked her." -♦ INDIAN iratUITOKY. Negotiations On Foot For Opening Up Mora of th*> Reservations. Guthrie (Ind. Ter.i, M;iy 18.— A special courier from Kiowa Village says: The In dian (."ommisMun was found wandering about aimlessly in dense forests and tweuty nve miles out of me way, and was piloted to this i lace this morning ajid negotiations reopened. The outlook is favorable for the opening of the reservation soon and the Indians have already selected their allott metits. They are stubborn about terms, but a Few days will settle the matter. Another rush of settlers to this country is probable. The Indians at present Hie holding a medi cine dance, thus propitiating the Great Spirit. The Commihsiou is feasting them on cows. A GI4EAT HOKSE GONE. Wnt ft Cc.'s Flyaway Said to Have Let X! W.I. Lovisvn.i.E, Mtty 18.— Flyaway, the three-year-old nl!y, has let down for good, it is thought by the best judges at the Jockey Club stakes. The loss will be severe, to her o\ tits. West & Co., who had her entered in S:to,o<>o worth of stake*, which were exclusively for fillies, and in which Bhe had almost a walkover. She is the daughter of Georse Kinny out of Sunbeam, by imported Leamington. She won three races in six last year and the >"evnda stakes at Nashville this year. WELCOME! BAIN. The Wheat B It Saved From Destruction by a Heavy Showr St. Paul, JT.y 18.— Bain, which farmers throughout the wheat belt have been pray log for for weeks, came last night, and to day for sixteen hours there lias been a steady downpour In Minnesota ana the two Dakotas, and the spring wheat crop is saved from destruction by drouth. Ke ports from nearly every important point in the dry region received to-night show thai the rain has been general. FATAIi IMSXTISTKY. A Quack Tcoth Carpenter Kills Hit Pa" tints. Lima (Ohio). May 18.— A traveling den tist came here snmtt days ago with a new system of extracting teeth. All of his pa tients were taken with blood-poisoning. Nathan Gore died this morning. 8, K. Krauss, Mary Cunes and many others are very low. The doctor cannot be found. ALL. WENT DOWN. A Farmer and Eig Two Children Ircwned Together. Omaha, Mar 18.— A farmer named Marion Tucker, together with his two children, a little girl of 9 and a boy of 14 years of nge, were rowing on a Email lake on his farm, near Stanton, in this Mate, last night, w lien the boat was ovei turned and the three were drowned. The bodies were recovered to day. HAIL AND MIND. Central Ohio Visited by a Violent and De- strnctive Storm. Columbus, May 18.— A violent storm Bwei t over this vicinity this morning. The hail beat leaves and fruit from ttie trees, and the wind did much damage to ciiim ueys, fences etc. No heavy damage in any one place is reported. ANOIUKK UAS WELL.. The Subtle F.uid Found is Couth D - koia. Chamberlain (S. Dak.), May 18.— In Buffalo County, while sinking a well on the farm of Eugene Gibbanl, the drillers struck a strong flow of natural gns, which increased so rapidly in volume that they had to cease operations. THAIN IN XEW YOHK. He Expects to Accomplish Hit Trip Within Six'y-four Days. Nkw Tohk, May 18.— George Francis Train has arrived ou the Ktruria, and ex pects to complete the circuit of the globe in sixty-four days. Gecrgs Osbourne's Hew Kale. New ToitK, May 18.— Two changes will be made In the cast of " The Thatched " to morrow night. George Osbourne, the Pa cific Coait actor, assumes the part of the banker, and Miss Bradley, lalo of Crane's "Senator" company, will play the adven turess. The AmerioiD Association Sybaclse, May 18.— Syracuses 11, St. Louis 9. Philadelphia, May 18.— Athletics 2, Louisvilles 5. Bhookly.v, May 18.— Toledos 3, Brook lyub 2. Giinbllne Or.lin nice Violated. Officers Madden aud Leonard were de tailed by the Cheif of Police yesterday to watch the gambling operations which have been recently carried on on th« Sunday ex cursion boats. The officers boarded the T. C. Walker on its excursion to Martinez, and during the day witnessed several games of chauee being conducted. They arrested six men, who gave the names of Charles Brown, Charles Bush, J. Williams, I). Kice, Dave Simpson and Henry Green. They were charged with violating the gam bling ordinance. Dr. Philbrook and Mr. Taylor, of Pasa dena, havo started a lUHrkerel-pHf king es tablishment ou Catalina Island. Tuey use a drug-net 700 feet long by 75 feet deep. J hey have on haud 300 barrels ol lino fish ready lor market. SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1890-EIGHT PAGES. BLAINE'S OPINION. His Views on the Next National Campaign. The Maine Statesman Says He lill Not Be a Candidate. The Vote on the Tariff Bill— The Silver Discussion — Congressional Con tests—Alaskan Legislation. Special by the California Associated Press. Washington, May 18.— A local paper has the following: Secretary Blame has announced most positively to a friend that he will not be a candidate for nomination in 1892. At the same time he dues not hesi tate to declare that if his health had been as good two year 6 ago as it is now lie would not have written either the cablegram from Florence nor the one sent afterward from Scotland to the Chicago Convention. It is apparent from the general tone of Blame's remarks that he does not expect either Cleveland or Harrison to be nominated. He regards Governor Hill as the prospective Democratic candidate and does uot hesitate tc say that he will be a hard man to bent. ALASKAN MEASURES. Status of the Bill Establishing a Military Poit. Washington, May 18.— Taylor's bill es tablishing a military pest in Alaska, and fur exploring tlie valley of the Yukon Rivet, appropriating J.ivXK) for the pur pose, has bceu betore the House commit tee for some time. The bill provides for the establishment of a military post near the junction of the Tananali and Yukon rivers. Lieutenant Kennon of the United States Army has expressed Himself as favorable to the bill, mid It weut to the Secretary of War for his opinion on the advisability and necessity of its passage. Tlie Secretary submitted it to au offu-ei for investigation, who reported adversely, which report the Secretary signed pro forma ami sent to the committee, who be lieved that tlie Secretaiy of Har had not giveu the matter snffictent consideration and returned both the bill aud the report with a request for their reconsideration. This is the present status of the bill. The committee considers U a great and very im portant project. CONGKESSIONAL BILLS. Speculations Concerning Important Measures Before Boh Kou«n. Washington, May 18— The discussion of the Silver 13111 will be continued In the Senate all through the week. The Repub licans will probably held a caucus during the week and try to come to some agreement on tin- question and limit the debate. In the House the tariff debute will con tinue till Wednesday, and then it is expect ed it will be put to a vote on its final pas sage. Th« River and Harbor Bill will probably not come up till next week unless a caucus should decide to allow it to be brought fur ward late this week. The AlclJuffle-Turpin Alabama election case is likely to be taken up and disposed of by seating McDuflie the Kepubliciia con testee, late in lac week. COAST ITKMS. Brief Note* From Pacific States and Ter riloriei. B. F. Howe, a fruit-dealer of Tacoma, blew his brains out ou Tuesday. The Indians of Nevada are aettiua rich by catching irout iv I'yraiuid Like. Company G, Washington National Guard, at >|;i.iiiuie Fulls, will soon disband. A boy named Downer was killed By his own shotgun at Spokane Falls on Tuesday. Tacoma people are importing hay from California, to keep their stock from starv ing. Among t!ie importations to Los Angeles this season were 150,0uu oruuge trees from Cuba. A human foot was picked up in the streets of Cbico on Tuesday, aud caused intense excitement. A grasshopper plague is feared in the Ashen. ft and Cache Creek districts uf Brit ish Columbia. The woolen-mills at Ashland, Oregon, will ue started up sooq, aller being idle since last fall. The Dante Benevolent Society of Con curd, Contra Costa County, expended §iiOO in charity last winter. A young d aigh'er of Mrs. Benny fell into a well sit Kasi Wellington, B. C, last Thurs day and was drowned. One of the Carson City gardeners uses a fork to jiick his greeu onions, radishes and lettuce plants for market. All the miners at the Eoslyn coal mines. Wash., liiive signed contracts for another year at satisfactory rates. Angus Aklntyre, a miner of Cherokee, Butte County, fell into the Feather Itiver last Tuesday und was drowned. A Yallejo boy was arreste a on Tuesday for smuggling liquor on board tiie Marion. He had sold ten bottles before his arrest Mrs. Beckwtth of Milton, Cal., was thrown from her buggy on Tuesday and received dangerous injury. Her infant was killed. Two largo lumber-mills at Anacortes, Oregon, are kept running day and night to till orders from the railroads for bridue timber. Milton Dow, of Chilili, N. M., went to Albuquerque last Wednesday to collect cash for tueuty-nne tons of pine nuts that he sold to oue firm. The salaries of employes at the Nevada Sta'e Insane Asylum have been reduced so ns to keep the concern frum running behind the appropriation. The Sisson Lumber Mill has a steam whistle fourteen inches in diameter. It can be heard fifty miles when sounded with 100 pounds of steam. The Salt Lake UeralJ says one marked result of Mormon rule is that that city of 50,000 had no debt, and the smallest tax rate of any city iv the United States— s mills n ye.ir. Philip Erich of Pomona has been granted a pension of $8 a month, which with back pay amounts to $'2HO. He was shot at Gainesville aird still carries the bullet in his shoulder. James Mountner, of the Oinaqa mine. Grass Valley, was sawing through a log the other day that was thirteen inches through. in the center wa» a large frog, tnat was cut in two pieces. The Euglish bark Hannah Landles, that went ashore on the beach near Polut Wil son, l'uget Sound, last Saturday, was worked off by her crew without trouble at the next high tide. Ingoing by rail from Santa Barbara to Sangas, eighty miles, three counties are traversed — Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles ; but no tenderfoot can get any idea of the size of those counties. The Kitsap County Pioneer says: Two lots in Sydney ar« now a legal tender. They are so plentiful that the citizens trade them around, swap off a few for .a steak, and find them handy in making change. The Virginia Chronicle says: A measure ment of the water-flow of the Carson Kiver by United States engineer corps officers shows a volume of 2508 cubic feet (equal to 125,000 miners' inches) at llodeuUuh s, and 30,000 at Woodford's. The Trustees of Pacific Grove, Monterey County, fouad that peddlers were selling whisky from their wagons, and raised the license to SIOO a quarter. Outside hack nieu will have to keep away from the Grove in future or pay $50 a quarter. George Graham, aged 11 years, is acting as first mate on the schooner Juno, that trades between Scotlgburgh, ou the Umpqiia Itiver, and Coos Bay. He is a fint-clasa navigator, aud will have charge of a full rigged ship smiio day. The Oregon States man says George is the youngest mate in the country. Last Sunday morning two elephants of a circus were beiog driven on board a steamer nt Seattle, Wash., for a trip to Ferndale, when they refused to step ou the gang plank, and both mads a break up street. The largest, named Queen, was pursued by a crowd of men and boys into a lumber-yard, where she made a stand and trumpeted several times. The crowd pressed her with clubs, and In a moment she charged them. In the scramble a big pile of lumber was upset, and four men were buried. After an. hour's chase Queen was captured. The Vancouver News-Advertiser of Jlay Bth says: The Japanese boat- builders whose establishment is near the Hastings Mii! are engaged on a large yacht which is modeled after those used by the people of Japan. It is >aid by those who should know that when finished it will be able to pass anything on the inlet Says the Yuma (Ariz.) Sentinel: Three Phosnix motquitos arrived here by Tues day's gale; tliey were promptly killed and their remains nailed upon the bullntin board at the railroad depot. The Phoenix mosquito is an active and stout " bird," twicn the size of a Jersey 'skeeter, and hes n bill long enough to rt-ach any part of Arizona. Parties in from Lamollle Valley, says tho Elko Independent, report a terrible hail storm four or live miles this side of the cross-roads. The storm was about three miles iv width, and a gentleman vouchsafes that hailstones the size of a large marble fell, completely stripping sagebrush of its limbs aud leaves, and coveriug the ground to a depth of from four to eighfinches. TO-DAY'S RACES. Isaac Murphy, the Colored Jockey, to Ride Riley. Lexington (Ky.), May 18.— Ed Corrigan is here from Louisville makiug diligent ef forts to secure Murphy as a rider for Itiley in the Clark stakes at Louisville tc-morrow- Murphy rode Kiley to win the Kentucky Derby. An exchange, referring to Murphy, says: One of the greatest judges of pace in the world is Isaac Murphy, the celfibrated col ored rider, who sports the Maltese cross oi " Lucky " Baldwin. He is a couple of years older than McLaughlin, but is still uniW 30 years of age, and has vtry judiciously saved his money, until now he is financially easy, being rated as worth $7."\iiOo. Isaac was s protege of Mrs. J. Hunt lieynolds of Lex ington, Ky., whose stock-farm is one ot the most famous in the Bluo Grass State. Ho was with Ed Corrlgan, the rampant horseman from Kansas City, for one sea son, but an c ffer of 810,000 a season f; in the Santa Anita stables induced him to cast his fortunes with the California racers, and he has had no cause to regret the change. As a rider he will always be rated by many away up to the top of the list, and while he has never had the large number of winnings of some other "jocks," still his percentage is always the best, lie is a clever fellow and a shrewd judge of horse Uesh. His splendid ability to judge pace places him in a positiou to awe lounger mid less experienced jockeys, who, not knowing whether Murphy's mount is half extended or not, gel rattled aud lose the race, for lew riders can hold their nerve when they see the colored boy coming uuon them. He ha? a penchant for close finishes, ami he is bitter pleased to win by a half head than with an open length or two to spare. In this respect he differs radically from McLaughlin, who goes right ahead and wins with plenty of room to spare when he can aud is, therefore, turer <>t the race than the rider who delights iv the Murphy flitlsh. This drawing it line has lust races for Murphy, but he saves a horse and the public is never aware of the ability or speed of his mount. In a heat nice at Sheepshead he rode Grisette raid came in third to Fireuzi the first heat. A weil-kuown belting man, sup posing there was tome chance against Hag gin's entry, approached Murphy after the heat and said : "1 will give you SOOO if you win this heat." " Well, I'll give you $3000 if I win it," was Murphy's laconic reply, for he knew Qrlswtte had no 6how and did not propose to punish her. Great stories have been published of Murphy's good habits, but they are hardly true. He is a heavy champagne-drinker, and man; times he lias tat iv the «a<i<il<> with a dizzy brain. But he is a faithful fellow and a great rider, and his salary of 810,000 and large perquisities are well earned. During me latter part of 1888 he rude lor Dwver Brothers In place of Mc- L:iughliu and was b< oked for them iv the principal events in 18S;>, when Baldwin had no entries. Gravesetd Entries. N'f.w Yokk, May is.— Following are the Grave^end entries for to-morrow: First race, one mile — Lord Peyton 122, Tullii Blackburn 117, Prince Howard 122, Froutenac 1-2, Tormentor 122, S;:m Morse 122, Her Highness 110, lied Dress 110, Ber tha 110, Can Cau 110, Adamant 113. Second race, one mile — Lrbuna 90, Sor rento lik\ Lord Peyton 100, Major Doiuo 105, Strideaway 119, Madstone lie.', Tipstaff luy, King Crab 107, Martin Uussell lfti, De f.iulter HKj. Cassius 108, liridgellght 100, Pelliam 100, Griumldi lew. Third race, live furlongs. Seaside stakes— Chatham 11H. Teiriher 118, Post Boy 100. Lottie 97, Volo ll<>, Jule G lOOL Polly S 97, Fearless u<o, Frances colt lt>B, Anniu G 103, Nubian 110, Happy Day 100, Linaloa colt 100, Alma 11 fitly 101, Boychester 107. Fourth race, live furlongs— Kelip-e 121, Sir liae 111, Notation 121, Payollna 110, Seuiiuole 110, Eros UK, Lord Harry US, Quarter Stretch 118, Claudlne 115, Necro luaiilri colt US, Kerd 111, Russell 113. Fifth race, (selling), one mile— Monmout.'i — , Long Branch 121, Vivi Hudolph 114, Manola IU, Bonuie S 111, Supervisor ill. Blackthorn 111, St. Valeutlue 111, Admiral 100, Sam D 112. Sixth race, six furlongs — Gypsy Queen 117, Prince Howard 112, lieecho IU, Pagan 114. Veugcur 112, Tormentor no, Coueress 108, Garrison 108, Brougham 87, Kenwood 115, St. John 124, Tattler 122, Eoin 122, Brait 120, Kasson 120, Tanuer 118, Syra cuse 118. Bayard's Tips. New York, May 18.— Following are Bayard's tips for to-morrow: Prince How ard or Adamant, Madstone, or Lord Peyton, Lottie Chatham or Russell Parolina, Ad miral or Vivid, EolO or Tanner. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. Ex-Governor Elisha Dyer died yesterday at Providei.ce, li. 1., at the age of 7'J years. Harriet S. Benson is one of the wealthiest unmarried ladies in Philadelphia. She Is worth 82,OiK),O(lO. On the other side of the Atlantic Mrs. General McClellan lias been showered with Social attentions. Miss Mildred Lee, daughter of the late Kobert E. Lee, is a favorite in the best social circles of Washington. De Brazza, the French explorer, has started ou iiis sixth trip to Africa— not as a civilizer, but us a inouoy-maker. Mrs. Isabella Beecuer Hooker has the eyes, fort-bead and uuso of her late brother, Iltinry Ward Ueeuher. She trips aloug Broadway like a uirl of 17. The Czar and his f.unily have settled themselves in (iiitchlna to stay a mouth, if the bo ni b-t wirier doesn't discover their whereabouts and leUie them with nitro glycerine. Mrs. John A. Logan is an accomplished carpenter, and fills her home with skilled conveniences of her own contriving. It Is not known whether she belongs to the eight-hour movement or not. The young Kaiser of Germany is a reck less horseman and it is said that many chil dren have been knocked down by hi* charger on the thoroughfares of Berlin. A great part of his time is spent in the saddle. Kins Charles of linumania is 51 years old and Rives most of his time to military affairs. Be has a salary of 8200,000 and does not want to get into any movement for the adjustment or unification of wanes. Prosideut Diaz ot Mexico is a man of about 50 years, with an eugaaiuc address that attracts every one who weeis bint. He is not a handsome man, however. His face is swarthy, and he looks more like an In dian than a Mexican. Mrs. Uarfield is now 58 years old. She is somewhat stouter than of old and her hair is whiter than iv the days of her Washing ton life. She is said to look prattler in her mourning costumes than in the brighter colors that she used to wear. The oldest inau in the British navy is now in his uue hundredth year. Sir Piovo Will iam Parry Wallis, G. C. 8., the senior Ad miral of the Beet, is tlie only survivor of famous naval combat between tho .Shannon and the American frigate Chesapeake, off Boston liarbor on June 1, ISI3. Count Hartenau, best known a3 Prince Alexander of Battenburg Mid of Bulgaria, who married the pretty opera singer. Mile. Loisiuger, Is in great favor at the Austrian court. His infant sou was recently chris teni'd under tho name of Louis Alexander, the (iraiid Duke of Hesse stauding as god father. FEMALE WHITE CAPS. They Create a Sensation at Inglewood. An Imitation to Be Tarred and Feath ered Declined. Fritz Peters Accidentally Drowned Off Sau sallto—Mine Buildings Destroyed by Fire. BpeclaJ by toe California Associated Frets. Los Angeles, May 18.— Residents of In glewood, a quiet llttie hamlet six miles west of this city, were startled last night by what appeared to be an invasion ol White Caps. So it was, but not of the ordinary kind. A band marched to the residence of Charles Westphelan, a board ing-house keeper, and invited him to come out aud be tarred and feathered. lie re fused, and the besiegers attempted to gain an entrance. His wife recognized the assailants as women aud guarded the house, both front and rear, while her husband called lustily to Deputy Sheriff McNally, who lives near. The latter came over and, after consultation, took the women over tc» his house to try and patch matters up. As soon as they left Westphelan started for this city to lodge a complaint against his assailants. It seems that some ugly stories have, been floating around Inglewood, ques tioning the chastity of several married and tingle women. These stories, the ladies th. ught, emanated from Westphelan, and they started in to "dv him up," with the above results. Sensational developments aie expected. IN NAPA COUNTY. Nine Hours a Day— Patriotism and Dancing. House Burned. St. Helena, May 18.— Several days ago a promiuent painter of this place prepared an agreement for the signatures of painters, builders, carpenters, plumbers and all classes of mechanics, pledging themselves to declare nine hours h day's work on and after June Ist. Up to last night all but two or three contractors had signed the paper, aud the movement will undoubtedly be a success. The readiness with which employers of men have takeu hold of this matter will do away with pos sible strikes, aud is greatly appreciated by laboring mechanics. Yesterday the stars aad stripes were raided at the public school-house of Kuth erford, a small town four miles below here. The piogiamme consisted of recitations, UIU.-.H-, elc. C. J. Beerstecher delivered au address, after which a picnic was partici pated in. During the evening dancing in the school-house was indulged in by the young people. The celebration was a de cided success. The residence and household furniture of I >. 1 1. iPiu.iU.il, whose place is in the hills about lour miles from St. Helena, was totally destroyed by lire yesterday after noon. Loss $5000. DEATH BY DROWNING. A Sailboat Upset in a Sudden Squall Near Sausalito. Saisalito, May 18.— Last night a boy named Fritz Peters and a young man whose name In unknown went In a small boat to Tibufou to witness the launching of tho new ateamer at that place. On returning, and when near Sausalito, the boat was struck by a sudden squall, upsetting the boat and throwing both boys into tbe water. The oldest boy succeeded m saving himself, but youuiE Peters sank to risu no more, lie was about y years old, aud his mother is nearly crazed with grief lor the loss ol her only son. Fritz Peters, who was drowned off Sausa llto Saturday night, was a native of ban Francisco and a nepttew ol J. F. W. Uutug of 7£i Montgomery avenue, who deeply re grets the deplorable mishap that resulted iv the boy's death. He raised young Peters nnd pronounced him quite a promising bo}. Keceutly the mother marriod Daniel Eus tace aud located her home in Sausalito. A GEXI'I.NE BRNSATION. Oentiles acd Morm us tfatta for the Firit Time. Salt Lakk City, May 18. -A sensation was created iv Salt Lake, to-day by a publi cation in the Herald of tho names of many prominent non-Mormons, who signed a vig orous remonstrance to Congress against the passage of the bill disfranchising nou i ■ ;.-_.*.:.- l. ~ Mormous. It is the first time in the history of Utah when anti-Mormons have united to oppose legislation against the Mormons. They urge the present busi ness prosperity aud uuiou of action among both classes here, and say that confidence would be destroyed and business checked if a great bulk of the population was dis franchised. SHOT FOX SNOWBALLING. Robert Bryan Shot at Cisco Dies at th» Bail- road Hospital. Cisco, May 18.— X. Bryan was shot twice yesterday by W. M. Daniels for snow-ball ing him. Sacramento, May 18.— Robert Bryan, a railroad employe, who was shot at Cisco to day by W. M. Dauiels. was brought to this city this afternoon and died at the liailroad Hospital a few hours afterward. One re port says he was trying to separate two fighters when ho was shot, but a Cisco tele gram says that Daniels shot him for snow balling. DISASTEII TO A MINE. 1h) Works of the Hartery Mining Company Burned. Ghass Vai.lky, May 18.— The hoisting house, blacksmith shop, dry-house and office of the Hartcry Mining Company were burned to the ground late lust night. The loss is not estimated at present, as the dam age to the machinery has not been ascer tained. Insurance, $4000. The burned works were owned by a local company, which has been prospecting the mine uudir bond for a year. The works will probably be rebuilt. Opinion as to the origin of the fire is divided between accidental and in cendiarism. SALT I. AM. CITY. A Disastrous Fire— Lois Two Hundred and Fifty Thotuand D > Inn. Salt Lake City, May 18.— The largest and most disastrous fire ever known in Salt Lake occurred here to-day, when the mam moth furniture establishment of Henry Dinwoody, one of the largest in the West, was burned completely to the ground. The stock ana building are a complete loss, amounting to about 8250,000; insurance, $100,000. The origitt o[ the lire is unknown. 1 AUi.V WHEAT. A Shipment That Ban's All Previouj Rec ords. Tulabe, May 18.— The earliest shipment of new wheat in the history of California was made yesterday, May 17th, by J. M. aud O. B. Kimuerlin, of Poso, Kern County, to E. S. Pinney, grain merchant at Tulare, care of Balfour, Guthrie & Co., San Fran cisco. Price, 81 35. 11.1.1. I>K.\l>. Sudden Death of an Old Resident of Sacra mento. Sacuamexto, May IS.— This afternoon Matthew Hedge fell dead at the residence of his daughter, on N street. Deceased was an old resident aud owned several houses and lots here. lie was a native of County Clare, Ireland. CKOI' KUliliETlN. F vorable Report! Received From All Parti ' of the State. Sacramento, May 18.— The j following crop bulletiu was sent to-day Iby Sergeant Barwick of the Signal Office in this city to the Chief Signal Officer at Washington, D. C. : All crops have been favorably at fected by the weather of the past week. Hail-storms, with thunder and lightolug, passed over the central portion of the State, but there was no damage done. There was a light frost in the foothills at Georgetown, £1 Dorado County, no damage resulting therefrom. MYSTERIOUS MURDER. An Aged Citizen of South Portland Found Fatally Shot Portland, May 18.— O. S. Phelps, aged 75 years, was found fatally shot on his porch in South Portland this evening. The affair is clouded in mystery. ♦- Chinaman Shot for C nim-Jumpine. Sacramento, May 18.— The Sheriff, Dis trict Attorney and court reporter went to Michigan Bar to-night to inquire into the death of a Chiuamau there to-day. He was shot two days ago by a white man for jump ing the hitter's claim. The name of the shooter is not known here. Militirv Picnic Sacramento, May 18. — Company B, First Artillery Regiment, and 250 others, went to Placerville to-day on an excursion and picnic. They were royally treated by the people of that place, aud returned to night, after twenty-twu hours without rest. A Dwelling Burned. Healdsbiko, May IS.— Chris Merchant's house, near this city, was burned this morn ing. August Armbrewster was severely burned while rescuing a child. The loss is about S7OOO. No insurance. Bating 1 Stock Easlwatd Bound. Sacramento, May 18.— The horses of the Dndiue aud Smith stables left fnr the East to-night in the car Palo Alto. Racine, the star of the Palo Alto farm, is amoug the number. ALMOST A MURDER. A Baker Has His Skull Broken by a Hoodlum. Fritz Krth? Quarrels Over Cards and Is Brought Near Death's Door— Effrts Made to Save His Life. Fritz Krehs, an industrious German baker, drew liis last batch of bread from bis oven at 3 o'clock yesterday morning and said be would walk down town in the cool air. "Very well," said bis employer, who owus the Cosmopolitan Bakery on Dupont strait, near Pacific, "come home in time for breakfast." But Fritz, sober, honest and unaccus tomed to tbe riotious life of the early morn ings, did not return, and it is very doubtful if he ever will, alive. 110 was attacked and beaten by two young hoodlums iv the Bakers' Saloon on Cluy street, near Kearny, aud in tbe meleo sus tained a fracture of the skull which may prove fatal. LrHe in the evening be im proved enough to speak coherently and make a statement to the detectives. lii.i liis mind kept wandering persistently between his short aud disconnected utter ances and was soon lyiug on his back un conscious upon a cot iv the City Ke.ceiving Hospital. Chief Crowley detailed Detectives Bohen and Linsky on the case, but after a minute investigation yesterday no trace of the hoodlums who had attacked and beaten Krelis coula De found. Only a belief that the fellows are card-sharps was arrived at. There were four witnesses of tne affray and all distiuctiy remember the appuarancu of tbe younger man who dealt the baker tbe blow that smashed his skull. 11IS SKULL EIIOKLN. Krehs left his worn after 3 o'clock and wulked to iho BuKtrs' Saloon, where he waa well-known among the members of his craft, and very popular for his even aud trusty temperament aud character. lie sat down to drink a eluss of beer with three bakers, and they all fell to playing freeze out, at which they tnjoyed themselves un til loug after S o'clock. All this while there were two hoodlums iv the saloon playing pool and knocking the balls about idly. At last one of them, a tall, slender, pale-faced fellow, with tight-lilting pantaloons and short coat, and the louteuseuibleof a young ruttd.v who has fallen a pitiable victim to tho morphine or opium haluu asked to be ad mitted to the game. There was no objection, so they played a while until Kreha intimated that the stranger was cheating, lint words ensued, aud from all accounts Krehs did no more than lenionstrate with the hoodluu:. The strauger retorted with vilo names and Krehs rushed at him. Then they fought together on the floor, but were separated by the bakeis. The hoodlums were leaviut;, an l Krehs also left the place, but as his enemies passed out the younger one picked up a heavy metal match-box from the counter. Outside the quarrel was resumed, and the unsuspecting baker got the worst ol tbe fight, for before he realized his posi tion his skull had been broken by a blow of the match-box in the hand of the rowdy. Krehs felt thitt he had had enough of the trouble, and v>ent back into tho saloon, feeling dizzy. lie bat down in a chair and rapidly sank into an unconscious state. A DELICATE OI'EHATION. Then the saloon man and his friends be came frightened and called iv ollieurs Me- Nully aud Lyons, who couveyed tlie wounded man to the City Receiving Hos pital. Meanwhile the strange hoodlums had made good their escape. A diagnosis of the injury showed that nut only was Kreh's skull fractured, but the dura-mater had been deeply depressed and the vacant space between it and the skull iilli-d clotted with extravusated blood. It was necessary to perform a very delicate trepanning operation to remove the blood and iii .v).' back the bone to its normal posi tion. Four small pieces of skull-bone, each about the size of a dime, were taken out by the trepanning instrument aud tlieu the blood was washed out by the force of anti septic solutions under pressure. During the operation aud fur hours after the putient was wholly unconscious and his right sido paralyzed from the effects of the wound. But once the blood aud pres sure wern removed from his brain his con dition improved, and iv the evening he was able to speak aud move his anus and leg. The paralysis had left him, and then Drs. Bunker and Wolf, who made the operation, seemed hopeful for his ultimate recovery. He made v statement to Detective Colby which differed slightly from the account of eye-witnesses, lie said ho kuew the name of his assailant, but could not think of it. as his bruin was still clouded and he hud not recovered sufficiently to use it to any purpose. The detectives were locking for the man jast iilgnt, and expect to have him in prison in the course of a few days. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Wh.it is the use of being a British monarch anjway? There hasn't been a veto in that unfortunate country for ISO years. • Each member of Congress gets about 5000 envelopes full of seeds every year, aud the bill Uncle Snin pays for them amounts to about SIiJO.OOO. In a few days 10,000,000 mothers in our land will be fondly telling the truth about the baby's age, and just as loudly forgetting the truth about their own. There were displayed the other day In a show window at Leavenworth, Kan 3., the remains of a silk flag that was captured during the war by Quautrell, who tore it iv two. A recent lawsuit in Dahlonega, oricnat ing about a hen and chickens, compelled the defendant's husband to sell the only cow he possessed in order to get his wife out of it. The English Home Office warned the pro prietor of the Westminster Aquarium that he would bo prosecuted if Succi, who was holding a forty days' fast tbere, should hap pen to die. An Ohio architect will erect the fair buildings at Chicago. Problem for future historians: Which is the greater, the build ings Chicago paid for or the Buckeye Phidias that built them? At the Krupp works at Esseu there are 1193 furnaces of various constructions, 'JB6 boilers, !):.' steam hammers of from 200 to 100,000 pounds, 370 steam engines, with a total of 27,000 horse-power. The statement is made that at least sev enty letters a (Jay miscarry because of the similarity ol the names of Oswego aud Owego. For this reason each town wants the other to change its name. SHOT HIMSELF. Sensational Suicide on the Oak* land Ferryboat. Tragio Death of Otto Backstrom, a Bank Clerk — Sad Termination of a Picnic. A sensational suicide, surrounded by a glamor of love, poetry and mystery, oc curred last evening on the Oakland boat shortly before it reached this city. The ferry wns crowded with picnickers re turning home after their day's pleasure. The tragedy did not take place until the Oakland was almost near the dock on her 9 o'clock trip. When near the slip the pleasure-seekers were startled by the report of a pistol on the lower deck, near the boot-black stand. A rush was made for the spot and Officer G. R. Griffith, who was on the boat, had hard work to keep back the crowd. The suicide was found to be Otto Back strom, a book-keeper in the S:»n Fraucisco Savings Union. He had shot himself through the heart aud died in-stmtly. The immediate cause, of the suicide is in volved in considerable obscurity. Baek strom had gone to a private picnic early in the morning to a place called Highlands, near Brooklyn. The party consisted principally of Swedes, which was the nationality of tho deceased. During the day he betrayed no signs of despondency, if the statements of a number of his fiiends are to be believed. In the party were J. H. Lunditrom and wife, the brother-in-law of Backstrom, besides a large number of Swedish friends. On the return trip to the city the party seemed to display considerable gaiety. When the shooting took place, Mrs. Lundstrom en deavored to take the watch of the suidde, and Officer Griffith asked her who she was. "1 am his wife," she replied. The officer pushed tier back, And Mr. Lundstrom told him tuat tho woman was lib wife and not the wife of the deceased, and explained that he and Bo:-kstrom had married sisters. When asked for particulars concerning the cause of the shooting, Mr. Lundstrom said that the deceased laid lost his wife some two years a^o aud that that trouble had prompted him to take his life. Mrs. Luudstrom could only say that the de ceased had lost his head. Both were very reticent, and made contradictory statements. Officer GriQit.il stated that Lundstrom told him he was in the Asses sor's office, when, in reality, he was in the hat business. Coroner Eaton was early notified of the tragedy and at once proceeded after the body. He made strenuous efforts to ascertain the true nature of the sui cide and interviewed a number of those who witnessed the shooting, according to the story of a number of these witnesses the true facts of the case are these: Backtstronj and Lundstrom mar ried two sisters. Buckstrom was en gaged as a book-keeper for eight years for a commission merchant, who some time ago absconded with a large amount. After that event Baekstroin lust bis posi tion. About three months ago he secured a place as Dook-keeper in the San Francisco Savings Union. About two years ago his wife died and he took a trip to Stockholm, his native city, wimre his family are wealthy and influential. There he met a sister of Lundstrom and fell in love witli her. Accordiug to the statements of friends this young woman some time ago came, out to San Francisco, and the passiun of Back strom was intensified by her presence. He made proposals to her, and was refused. Yesterday the whole party was at the picnic. There Backstrom again made a proposal to the girl, whose name is Lilly Lundstrom, and was again refused. According ■*» stu%>nents uiailu to the Cor oner Back.- trom threatened to commit sui cide sever.i! times during the day on ac count of btt rejection. >Jo one, however, paid any attention to his threats. When they were car; red into execution it was re alized too late how deep had been his disap pointment at the failure of his love affair. The pistol which was used by the de ceased was taken while yet smoking from the hand of Backstrom by Charles Butler, a bootblack on the ferry. Butler states that a youug woman came forward and looked at the body, and after au exclamation of the deepest anguish was led away. Officer Griffith states that he was informed by several members of the party that Backstrom had made a proposal to Lilly Lundstrom at the picnic and had been refused, which so preyed on his mind that he committed suicide. J. H. Lutidstrom, however, when seeu, emphatically denied that his sister was. a member 01 the party, and asserted that she was in Stockholm. He did not deny that Backstrom had been iv love with her. He seemed to be in clined to throw mystery on the case and asserted that he had no idea whatever why the deceased had taken his own life. When the body was taken to the Morgue considerable jewelry was fouud on his per son, besides a small amount of money. lie was a handsome man, 3:2 years of age, aud bore every evidence of being in the best of health. Iv his lucket was found a picture of a handsome woman, on which was written " Lilly Lundstron." The portrait is that of a remarkably handsome young woman. A number of cards beariug the same name were also found. Shortly after tho tragedy Coroner Eaton and a Cai.i. reporter made au investigation of the personal effects of Backstrom, who resided at 333 O'Farrell street. Xo letters were found to throw any light on the suicide. The room is tilled with bric-a-brac and fine pictures, and bears every evidence of a mau used to the good things of life. A number of letters were found from parties in Stockholm. There is one Urge book, in which the de ceased had written in the Swedish language poems of love and soug. According to his friends, the father of Bockstrom has quite a reputation as a poet in Sweden, and the son, accord ing to the records he left behiud, was ambi tious to climb the Parnassian heights. Cor oner Eaton also found a policy for JoOho in the Enterprise Lodge, American Legion of Honor. The brother-in-law of the deceased stated that this policy was outlawed, as Backstrom had left the lodge. In the room a large collection of fine cloths was also discovered. Coroner Eaton late last night cabled the relatives of Backstrom in Sweden asking what he should do with the effects of the decpased. Ue will not hold an inquest for several days. Secretary White of the San Francisco Savings Union, when seeu, said that he had no idea what indjeed Backstrom to take his own life. He was popular and had hosts of friends. There was, nor could be nothing wrong with Backstrom's rela tions with the liai.k. Backstrom was widely known among the Swedes, and his untimely end was the subject of much surprise aud regret by those who knew him. A MIGHTY LEAP. The Touch Story That Wm Told by a California Charnoter. In one of the old mining towns of this part of California, nwav up on the slope of the Sierra Nevadas, there lived several years ago, during the active working of the hy draulic mines, a celebrated character, whose modesty, as lie is still in the land of the living, forbids my giving his name. His 4ustly celebrated fame arose from his re marKable power ol narration. He could take any trivial occurrence that happened in town, dress it up in such glowing colors and throw «o many vivid sidelights upon it, that not even the participants themselves could recognize it. G. B. undoubtedly wore for years the belt as the champion liar of that mining region, and one of his storiea, that 1 happened to hear him relate, I think is worth preserving in the columns of the Forest and Stream. I will let him tell it in his own words : "It was in the spring of '80 that a train of sixty-live on us started across the plains for Californy. The most on us were young men an* able to rough it, but we had three famblys, with abcut a dozen young nns among us, an' one baby was born on tne way. Wai, of course, fresh meat soon got mijhty scase, as there was so many trains on the trail ahead on us that all the game had beeu killed or scairlwiway. The young mother she kept kind o' uindlin like, after her kid was boru, and got sick o' bacon an' slch like, an' the young fellers that had hosses o their own to ride, there being half a dozen on 'em in tho train, used to scour out on the plains fur fresh, meat for her. One day throe on us got arter a couple o' PRICE FIVE CENTS. antelope early in the niorniu' when out hosses was fresh an' we jest took after 'em a yellin' like Comanches, jest to see 'em run. There was a couple o' hills on the plain that stood seprit, with about twenty rods o' ground between 'em at the fur end, an' the critters made a broak to go between 'em. We was cannn' on arter 'em like we meant to catch 'em. when they see that this open placo between tha hills had grown up with tall chapparral. Now an antelope wont run up a hill, nor Into thick brush if he knows it, so they stopped till we got a'most up to 'em, and one on 'em tried to run back by us, but oue o' the boys stopped him with a charge o' buckshot. The other one, seeiu' what an almighty tight place he'd got into, jest made for the bresh and tried to jump over it. Well, sirs! he made the all-firedest jump as ever I see; but when the critter got up into the air he seed he hadn't jumped far enough, and I'm one If he didn't gather himself iv the air an' gin another o' the most tremenjous jumps that any critter ever did make, an' jest went a-sailin' right on over the bresh, and landed on t'other side out slick au' clean 1"— Forest and Stream. SAND AND SAWDUST. A Peculiar Trade That Thrives in Large Cities. Various Uses to Which the Artio'.«* Are De voted—How Ships Are Cleaned— Th« Demand for Sana. A sand and sawdust merchant! Why I what market can possibly exist, at least to any extent, for such stuff? Who buys It, aud what lor, anyway, are thoughts that naturally puzzle one, as a pretentious sign on Mission street stares at one across the way, announcing the sale of these seem ingly outlandish commodities. In the first place Urge quantities of saw dust are sold to coal ships for cleaning out the "hold" after carrying a cargo of black ' diamonds. Wet sawdust is spattered all over the ship's sides and floor, and then swept down, so cleaning off all coal-dust and dirt, and preventing the . possibility of: staining the brand-new grain-bags with' which maybe the ship is just going to be loaded. The same with whalers; after a whale has been harpooned and dragged aboard sawdust is in great favor to help to swab up the blood and blubber that lies la pools all over the vessel's deck, Extreme- ■■ ly handy it is, by the same token, when it is necessary to jump on the dead whale's - back to make a start at carving operations, to throw a bucketful or so of sawdust, whereby to gain a foothold on the monster's greasy and slimy carcass. IN THE DISSECTING-ROOM. On the same principle it is a necessary ad junct to the dissecting-room, and is largely used by doctors for cleaning bowls and mopping up blood off floors and tables after an operation. In wet weather saloon keepers prefer it to sand for their bar-room doors, as it collects the mud better and Is ' easier swept out. All the janitors in lar^o buildings like to keep a stock of sawdust on hand for sweeping out the ofli es under their charge, in the same way m, before the introduction of sweeping-machines, our grandmothers used to sprinkle tea-loaves on the carpet before sweeping. Small lodg- ; < ing-house keepers will never be without it, and the old maid whose glory is in state liness of her cap and the cleanliness of her cat must perforce have always two bits* worth on hand for tabby. WHEN CHBISTMAS COMES. At Christmas time, when Santa Claus has sometimes to scurry around to pick up a sufficiency of cheapchild-presents to till the tiny stockings with, many is the high-toned " doll of gaudy exterior whose Interior is stuffed with sawdust instead of plum pud- ' ding 1 With anything like a rush in church: bazaars, what a corresponding rush there is too for sawdust for pin-cushions and tin; like: Then it is also used, mixed with cer tain chemicals. In the manufacture of safety gunpowder, for which purpose it is required to be extra dry and of a certain grade. Redwood sawdust is specially in demand for smoking hams and bacon, and clean spruce sawdust finds its usefulness in, clarifying vinegar. . THE SOURCE OF SUPPLY. Most of the sawdust retailed in this city comes from the box-factories, the planing mills, of course, giving more shavings than, dust. A certain quantity is retained by ttio factories, which they supply with the boxes to their regular customers for packing pur poses. Tim surplus goes to the dealer* by yearly contract, who, though they get more than they require in the busy mill season during the summer months, have to taka it and hold it over till the mills .slacken down ' in the winter. The retail price is S3 per load of about 1600 pounds loose, and if put up in bags $1 extra. THE SAND TRADE. Without doubt there would be a most enormous sale of sawdust in this city if it were not for the inexhaustible supply of sand, the introduction of which, to any ex tent, commenced some eight years ago. In ' early days it used to come from Captain Jack's, by steamer from Monterey, where now the Southern Pacific brings it all. It still comes from those enormous white sand-beds at Monterey, blending and glistening as they are in the pale glare of the sea, and forming lugli walls as lofty as three-story houses on either side, renewed each incoming tide fresh from the ocean. The mode of ship ping by rail is in 83-pouud sacks in car loads of fifteen to twenty tons, the retail price here being 50 cents a sack. Its big gest consumption is, of course, in the glass works, who buy direct aud not through tha dealers. It is also largely used for inside - finishing, to mix with plaster for the beat class of houses. FOR PURIFYING PURPOSES. Filter-makers get through a fair quantity, as the interior economy of tillers consists of alternate layers of charcoal and sand from the bottom up. Bird-fanciers and bird keepers buy it for their pets' cages, and bar keepers sprinkle it in dry weather on their floors. For all purposes of scouring and cleaning it is unrivaled. Whether for the house- . wife's floor, sink or kitchen-table, her pots and pang— provided they are not glazed—* ~~ for the liveryman's steel bits anil stirrups — for any and all such uses white sand is an ':.;; invaluable assistance in carrying out the wholesome theory that cleanHuuis is next to godliness. 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