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VOLUME LXVIII-NO. 24.
WITHOUT WARNING. Death of President Menendez of San Salvador. Els Last Hour Spent at a Banquet Given in His Honor. Several Officers Killed in the Panic Which Followed the Announcement of His Demise. El- c!_l IK?; ata-l.es to The Morning Call. Sax Salvador. June 23.— President Me nendez died suddenly last night, soon after the conclusion or a banquet given on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the entrance of General Menendez into San Salvador and the defeat of the Zaldivar faction. During the panic caused by the President's death General Marcow and sev eral other officers were killed at the bar racks. General Carlos Ezeta, the leader of the forces, is now in command. All is Quiet at present. President Menendez was brought promi nently Into public notice shortly after the death of General Barrio*, President of Guatemala, which occurred In 1885. Presi dent Barrios proclaimed a union of the States of Central America and announced himself as Commander-in-Chief of the mili tary forces of those States. The Govern ments of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and San Salvador determined to resist the forcible attempt of President Barrios to become Dictator of Central America- ' There was resistance, and, after several engagements, peace was arranged between Guatemala and Salvador. Subsequently an effort was made to establish a union of the Central American States by Zaldivar, who had taken up arms against Barrios for having done tue same thing, but he was unpopular and he delegated the Presidency to General Figueroa. No sooner was he installed than General Menendez, a Salvadorian, who was one of Barrios' Generals, took up arms against him, at the head of the revolution ary forces he had mustered at Salvador. On the 14th of June, 1886, the opposing forces met at Alpaneca, and those under General Menendez were victorious and he assumed the dictatorship. In that year he was chosen President for a term which would have expired next year. THE BRITISH COMMONS. The Government "Withdraws a Clau*e cf the Licensing Bill. London, June 23.— During the sitting of the Commons this afternoon the Govern ment leader announced that the Govern ment had decided to withdraw the licensing clauses to the Local Taxation Bill. Smith sail the Government had arrived at the conclusion that it would be impossi ble to pass the license clause in its entirety. [Prolonged opposition cheers.] The clause contained three proposals. The first was that a certain portion of the new taxation on intoxicants be appropriated for the pur pose of extinguishing licenses; second, that power be conferred on the country councils to purchase and extinguish licenses, and third, that the issue of new licenses be suspended. The first proposal received the assent cf the House as far as England was concerned, and the Government would proceed with the proposal. With the second proposal the Government would not proceed, but would ask the House to allow the money for this extinction of li censes to accumulate until Parliament should direct otherwise. [Opposition cheers, J The third proposal would stand. Gladstone expressed partial satisfaction at Smith's amendment, but said the pro posed amendment threatened a difficulty. Its entire withdrawal would simplify the debate. Smith said he appreciated the spirit in which Gladstone spoke, but the Govern ment could not disregard the fact that the principle of the purchase had received the approval of a large majority of the House. [Cries of "Only f<ur."j He said tint at all events the money accumulated would be at the disposal of Parliament. Smith moved the appointment of a select committee to inquire into the subject of the continuance of bills from session to session ; agreed to. Replying to the deputation of publicans In the lobby to-night, Ritchie, President of the Local Government Hoard, said the prin ciple of compensation for the extinction of licenses had been accepted by the House, and the money accumulated would be de voted to that purpose. There is considerable consensus of opinion that the Government's new license scheme will not shorten the session of Parliament. It is undeniable that the entire bill would have been cropped but for Goscbeo and Ritchie, both of whom threat ened to resign if the bill was withdrawn. Came, the member for Barrows Narrow ness, with a view to testing the feeling of the electorate on the subject, resigned his seat to-night and will seek a re election on the anti - compensation programme. At a meeting of temperance leaders to-night a manifesto was adopted declaring the Government's scheme is the worst that has ever been— worthless. The party will continue strenuous opposition to the measure. THE EX-CHAXCELLOII. A Deputation of Btrlin Citizens Eeceiv.d by Bismarck. Berlin, June 23.— Bismarck to-day re ceived a deputation of citizens of Berlin. The ex-Chancellor maintained that it was his right and duty to express freely his opinion regarding public events, and declared that he would not give way, even if he stood alone. He stated, also, that he always spoke in the interests of the dynasty's peace. lie declined to criticize the Anglo- German treaty in regard to East African territory. _ SARAH'S LATEST LOVE The Bernhardt Madly Infatuated With -___~-~ ~~ Stanley. London, June Sarah Bernhardt has fallen platonically in love with Stanley. Being questioned as to her infatuation she confessed : " I feel a purely artistic though intense passion for the hero of Africa. I think; him the greatest of men. 1 adore him, and I have every photograph of him published. In every possible attitude. I would jump at the chance to accompany him to the heart of Africa. If he would only ask me I would gladly go through all he has suffered. If he goes Igo also." " . . _■__ . British Grain Trade. London*, June 23.— Mark Lane Ex press says: English wheat is dull at a de cline of 6d. Flour Is weak and 6d lower. Foreign wheats are depressed. Ground corn has declined 3d. Oats are firm. At to-day's market English and foreign wheats were steady, except Kussian, which was 6d lower. An excess of supplies in corn and oats caused a fall of 3d in each. Flour is steady. Steam-hip Subsidy. Sydney, June 23.-The Government sub sidy to the San Francisco steamship liti. will cease after November next, unless the American Government subscribes toward the expense of continuing the service. — ♦ Austrian Finance.. Vienna, June 23.— Hungarian Fi nance Minister and the Rothschild syndi cate have enteted into an agreement for the conversion of 302,000,000 florins 5-per-ceut paper rentes into 4-per-cent gold rentes. _► Corb.n'i Ees gnation. London, June 23.— President Austin Cor bin has cabled his resignation to the Di rectors of the Beading Railroad and fol lowed It up by a detailed letter. » Down an Embankment. Copetoyvn (Ontario), June 23.— The At lantic express going East was derailed near here this afternoon. Two cars went f The Morning Call. down a thirty foot embankment Mr. McDonald of Chicago was instantly killed and several others severely injured, but not fatally. The cause of the accident has not yet been definitely ascertained. Change in the German Cabinet. Berlin, June 23.— Scholz, the Minister of Finance, has resigned. He will be suc ceeded by Miguel, the Mayor of Frankfort and the leader of the National Liberals. A Rumor Denie .. City of Mexico, June 23.— The Govern ment denies the story from London that Mexico has concluded a railroad subvention loan with Anglo-American bankers. Shot From Ambush. Dublin, June 23.— A farmer named M. MacXauiara was shot from ambush and mortally wounded at Eunis to-day. The crime was the outcome of a grudge. A Gag Trait. London, June 2..— A syndicate of Ameri can capitalists and British bankers has been formed to buy up the gas works in the principal American cities. Hop.less'y Insane. Melbockxk, June 23.— Midwinter, the cricketer, is insane, and his condition is considered hopeless. France-Russian Alliance. Berlin, June 23. — The Magdeburger Zeitung confirms the report of a Franco- Russian alliance. O'Connor Defeated. Sydney (N. S. W.), June 23.— Stansbury won the sculling race against O'Connor, the Canadian. Ch.lera V.ctims. Madrid, June 23.— One cholera death each has occurred at Puebla and Goodia. BRAZIL'S CONSTITUTION. It Has Been Adopted and Will Be Promnl- gated To-Day. Washington, June 23.— The Brazilian Minister to-day received a telegram from Rio de Janeiro stating that the provisional Government bad adopted the constitution, which will be promulgated to-morrow, and that great rejoicing prevails throughout Brazil. The new Constitution will be the funda mental law only after the Constitutional Assembly shall have approved it. Im mediately after the deereeiug of the Constitution there will !>•■ an election for Senators and Deputies of the for mer anal 300 of the latter. Immediately after that will be held ;_.• first regular ses sion and the election ot the presiding of ficers. The Provisional Government will place in their hands the functions of the Government, exercised by the latter since the inauguration of the republic. The Assembly will at once select a new Chief of State, wno will then proceed to or ganize the regular Cabinet. Then the As sembly will revise the Constitution and afterward promulgate it as revised. Following are the principal ideas of the Constitution: Brazil adopts the American system of a responsible Executive, with Secretaries responsible only to him and to the people. A Senator or Deputy who is chosen as Secretary loses his seat. Theifirst election of President will be in November next by Congress, but subsequently it will be by means of elections. The President shall be elected for a six years' term and will be ineligible for the next ten years suc ceeding. Secretaries of State are ineligi ble for the Presidency during their terms of office. The President of the Senate shall be Yice-Presiaent of the republic. In case of the absence or death of the President the office will be filled by the Vice-Presi dent, next by the Speaker of the House, next by the Vice-President of the Senate at.d lastly by the President of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice. A REVOLUTION. Mexicans Organizing to Overthrow the Diaz Administration. St. Louis, June 21.— A special to the Re public from San Antonio says: Reports which are absolutely reliable have reached San Antonio oi seditious and revolutionary movements going on in the States of Mexico bordering on the Rio Grande, and it seems almost folly for papers, how ever friendly to Mexico and the Diaz administration, to longer suppress the news. This movement is not confined to any locality, but is undoubt edly widespread as far as the border Stales are concerned. Constable Martinez, who has just come from Nuevo Leon, describes the threatening condition of affairs all along the Rio Grande to Saltillc. lie says that at nearly every station and side-track along the Mex ican National Railroad he saw crowds of men congregated and excitedly discussing the advisability of joining in a rebellion against the Federal Government.- When he left Laredo this morning a courier bad just arrived bearing informa tion of fifteen men, well organized and armed, who had crossed the Rio Grande from the Texas side en route to some point in the interior of Nuevo Leon, where revolu tionary forces are massing in large numbers to march to Saltillo and rout the troops there. All the telegraph lines in Mexico are "under rigid control of the Mexican Gov ernment, and it Is practically impossible to get any direct information. — « ON EASTERN TRACKS. -Sinning and Place Horses in Yester day's Races. CniCAr.o, June _:;.— There was another large crowd at the races at Washington Park. The weather was fair anal the track was In a much better condition than on last Saturday. Bald win captured the third race, Los Angeles win ning with ease. Following ate the results : First lace, one-hail of a mile, Mahelle won. J. J. second. Butt Cooper third. Time 0:50%. Second race (selling), one mil *, Duke of High lands won, Hornpipe second, Vattell third. Time. 1 -45%. Thud race, one and a half miles, Los Angeles won. Jubilee second. Braudolellu third. Time, 2:43. Fourth race, one and a sixteenth miles, Craw fish won. .Mora secoud. Flyaway third. Time, 1:55. Fifth race, one mile and a furlong, Wary w on, Spokane second, -icOli<*hi Hand. Time, 2:00. Winners a' Sh epshead Bay. Siii-.F.rsiiKAi) Bay. June 23.— First race, live and a hall longs, Fides won. Blue Bock second, Fordliatn Hind. Time, 1:08 1-5. Second race, live and a half furlongs, Ber muda won, L'lulilguante second, Equity third. Time. 1:10 3-5. Third race (Dandelion stakes), Hectare won, Major Daly second, Drutdess third. Time, 1:44 3*5. Fourth race (selling), one mile, Defaulter won, Tanner second, Baucloche Third. Time, 1:43 2-5. Fifth race (handicap) one and a quarter miles, Castaway 11 won, Fiather secoud, Tristan third. Time, 2:10 3-5. •sixth race, one and a sixteenth miles, River won, Tattler second, Cast Steel third. Time, 1:512-5. Tennv and Salvitor. New York, June 23.-Tenny and Salvator were given their final trials at a mile and a quarter, lull weight up, to-day, previous to their great match lace Wednesday. The lurmer covered the distance on the Sheeiastiead Bay track lo 3*00*4; the latter hi 2:12. Both lluished strong, with plenty of lesetve power. Berserker's Tip?. .'■ .' New York, June 23.— Berserker's tips for Sheepshead Bay: First race. Hoodlum or i'ris cllla; second race, Her Highness or Uloamlng; third race. Padishah or lion; lourtliJSiace, Flienzi or Seuorlla; filth race, Russell or Bo lero; sixth race, Belwood or St. Luke. Besid.nce Buried. Sacramento, June 23.— 0n Sunday, dur ing her absence in San Francisco, Mrs. Smith, who resides on. Audrus Island, had her house and some of its contents destroyed by fire. The loss is probably 810,000. The fire caught from a defective chimney. A paper-hanger was at work there at the time. A Paymaster Short in His _ Mounts. El Paso (Tex.), June 23.— Paymaster Duran of the Mexican Central Bailway is In jail in the City of Mexico, charged with being $19,000 short In his accounts. SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1890-EIGHT PAGES. THE WORLD'S FAIR. Many Commissioners Assembled at Chicago. Nearly All in Favor of Lakeside Park lor the Site. Wholesale Liquor-Dealers Opposed to the Whisky Trust— Cruiser Philadel phia Ready for Her Trial. Special Dispatches to The Morning Call. Chicago, June 23.— A large number of the World's Fair Commissioners, represent ing various States, have arrived i n Chicago and to-night in all the hotels World's Fair matters are being very generally discussed. Among the most interesting conferences was one between Joseph Hirst of Tampa, Fla., and A. S. Mercer of Cheyenne. Hirst had much to do with the allotment of space at the Centennial and had almost entire charge of the recent Piedmont Exposition at Atlanta. In talking the matter over Mr. Hirst said: "If we can be convinced that Lake Front Park can be obtained legally and will re vert to Chicago as a park after the fair is over, I don't think there will be a dissent ing voice. This, however, providing there is room enough." "There is the trouble," said Mercer. "I don't think we ought to open the doors with less than 1000 acres. Just look at the num ber of acres demanded by the different States. Some of them propose to do won derful things if they get the space. Utah proposes to reproduce the Salt Lake coun try before and after irrigation, with an ex hibition of the irrigation process; Colorado will build a palace, California will make wonderful exhibits, and so on." " Well, if they really mean to occupy all the space they have asked for, the lake front will certainly not bo sufficient," said Mr. Hirst, "and I am utterly opposed to dividing the exhibition." The gentlemen also discussed the recent sensational charges regarding the lake front, and Mr. Hirst said: "You m.ay rest assured if there is any danger of tnat spot being ruined for any purpose for which the city may desire it the Commissioners will not aid any such schemes." HOCKS AND WAGES. The Denver Strike— Dem.nds of Massachm-tts Carpenters— Mill E-ioloyes Quit War:*. Denver, June 23.— The laboring men's strike which has been in force here for some time is virtually at an end. Nearly 1000 carpenters, who ten days ago went out in support of the striking mill, machine and bench men, returned to work this morning. Quite a number of the original strikers re turned to work in mills that acceded to their demands at the outset of the trouble. The men who returned to-day to work will contribute to the support of the strikers, and all lumber from the mills refusing to grant the terms of the strikers will be boy cotted. Won. ESTER (Mass.), June 23.— The car penters in this city struck this morning. They demand nine hours a day and eight on Saturdny. Six hundred men are out. TOSHERS (N. V.), June 2.l— One thou sand employes of Paterson'3 silk-mills struck tins morning against a reduction of wanes. Jersey City, June 23.— Two hundred girls employed in the Lorillard Tobacco Factory struck this morning for an increase of wages. Three thousand hands are un employed in the factory and the strike may extend. Chicago, June 23.— The freight conduct ors on the Chicago Division of the Illinois Central Railroad, sixty In number, struck to-day on account of grievances, among which are the removals of certain train masters. No freight was moved on the di vision to-day. ♦ ■ CALIFORNIA FRUIT. Increasing Dcma d and Good Prices in the Eastern Markets. rnir.ADEi.ruiA, June '21.— D ala-rs here are greatly pleased with the quality of Cali fornia apricots this season and say they are the best ever received. A box containing 300 readily sells for $2 to __ 25. The Califor nia peaches arriving are also in fine condi tion. There are a few in the market from South Carolina, but they are small and un inviting by comparison. The accounts of a shortage in the Eastern peach crop are con firmed from all points. The Eastern people expect the shortage to be made up in en hanced prices from California. A box con taining eighty California peaches sells for £2 to £2 BO now. CHICAGO, June 23.— Porter Bros, sold to day three car-loads of California fruit Plums brought (2 85 to «5 DO; .apricots, $1 to £2; peaches, 95 cents to £1 65, The Mont gomery Auction Company sold one car-load at the following prices:' Peaches, £1 45 lo SI 36; apricots, £1 50 to £1 40; cherry plums, £2 00; Royal cherries, 82 35 to £2. THE PHIIiADELaPHIA. The New Cruiser to Be Given Her First Test on long Island Sound. rniLAnELPiiiA, June 23.— The trial trip of the cruiser Philadelphia will occur on Long Island "Sound to-morrow. The Phila delphia will be accompanied by the cruiser Baltimore over a courso of forty knots. It is also expected the torpedo-boat Oushing and the gun-boat Dispatch will be present The course Yvill enable the work of the Baltimore to be viewed from the shore nearly the whole distance. The Philadel phia will race against time. For every quarter-knot over nineteen per hour the Cramps will receive a premium of $50,000, Experts here predict that she will steam twenty knots. THE LIQUOR TRADE. Opposition of Wholesale Dialers to th Trust Rebate System. New Yoke, June 23.— At a mass-meeting of the Wholesale Liquor-dealers' Associa tion to-day resolutions were adopted call ing on the Distillers' and Cattle-feeders' Company to waive the rebate condition on its sales, and allow the purchase of spirits in an open market like any other com modity. In case of a refusal a co-operative stock company will be at once formed with a capital stock of at least 5.00,0-0 for the purpose of erecting or purchasing one or more spirit distilleries. A TUG WRECKED. The Captain and Crew of Four lien Killed by a Boiler Explosion. New York, June 23.— Tho tug Alice Crane exploded a boiler while lying at the dock this morning, causing a complete wreck. Captain Oscar Squires and the crew of four men were all killed. A scow lying alongside was sunk, anal it is supposed the watchman went down with her. - The ex plosion is supposed to have been caused by a defect in the boiler. CHARGED WITH THEFT. Complaint Filed Against a Purchasing Agent of the Union Pacific. Omaha, June 23.— The attorney of the Union Pacific Railway has created a sensa tion by filing a petition in the Federal Court against C. 11. McKibben. late Gen eral Purchasing Agent, for $00,000, which it is alleged was stolen through fraudulent purchases of lumber. All his property was attached. McKibben left for the Bast last week. TRAVELERS' ASSOCIATION. Arrival.'of Delegates to the Eighth Rational Convention at Denver. Denver, June About 300 delegates from all points of the Union to the eighth National Convention of the Travelers'jPro tective Association, * which ■ convenes here to-morrow, have arrived, and by to-morrow morning it is expected that at least 600 will be present. *:-*;''"-( SULLIVAN . INDICTED. Leading Citizens Petition th* Judge to Im pose a Fine Without Imprisonment. Purvis (Miss.), June 23.— The Grand Jury has returned an indictment against John L. Sullivan for prize-fighting and one against Mike Donovan for aiding and abet ting Sullivan. The cases will be called for trial to-morrow. Judge Terrell's charge was extremely partisan. The Judge also in structed the Jury to find a bill against Charley Rich of Richburg. Rich is charged with neglecting to make ■ Kilrain work iwelve hours at manual labor each day during the sixty days of the service for which Kilrain was hired by Rich from the County Prison Supervisors. The penalty for the offense is 51000 fine and six months' imprisonment. Sullivan was paroled in car- of Duncan B. Harrison and will be arraigned before the petty jury to-morrow. A petition is being circulated, and is being numerously signed by leading citizens, pray ing the court to impose a line without im pr.snument. The petition will be presented in open court. __.-,: Tnit.R bbsrs Waive Examin ation. Texarkana (Ark.), June 23.— When the < three train-robbers, Williams, Browler and ! McO.iniel", were brought in for examina- > tion they apparently realized the damaging i effect of Mrs. Radcliffe's statement, and all ! waived . examination. They have been . ' taken to Bonham, Tex., for safe-keeping, as the feeling hero is very high. ♦■ j fhort-ags in th? Hone 7 Supply. New Yohk, June 23.— Another Eastern | failure is reported which may increase the j price of a California staple. The bi*es in Northern New Jersey, it is reported, have bad an abnormally high death rate. One | concern lost thirty-eight hives, and the ; crop of honey will fall short, accoiding to present indications. -_ Struck by Light nine*. Ikon-ton (Ohio), June 23.— During a Sun- i day-school meeting at Sugar Creek the Methodist church was struck by light ning and nearly burned. Victor Miller was instantly killed, Louis Miller, son of the pastor, badly burned, and Cornelius Anderson is in a critical condition. _■ Nolle Pros gui Enter d. . Cincinnati, June 23.— The prosecution, of President Means and Vice-President ! Decamp, of the defunct Metropolitan Bank, Closed to-day. A nolle prosequi was en- i tered to each indictment. Firs in a Co liery. Mount Caiimel, June 23.— The Penn sylvania Colliery, the largest in this region, caught fire to-day, and was extinguished after a severe struggle. THE NATIONAL GAME. Result of Yesterday's League and Broth- erhood Contests. Chicago, June 23.— The league clubs played two (-.lines this afternoon. Chicago won the lust game by good batting. In the second New York reversed things by hitting Hutchinson freely, and with costly errors by Chicago won easily. Attendance at both games 800, Summary hi si' game: ; .*_j Chicago* _ 0001004 o—7 Mew York*! 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0— 3 Base Chicago*; 10, New Yaarks 5. Krrors— Chicago! 7, New Yorks 4. -latteries— Satlllvtin and Naffle, llurkct and Buckley. Umpire — Z-c_-__*s. S-CO.XI* GAMK. Chicago* . i 0 0 020010-4 New Yorks 0 0040011 6 Base lilt*- Chicago* 10, New Vorks 8. Krrors— I'tllC.aßOS 4, New York* 2. ItattaTl*-** — Hutchinson and Klttredge, Welch and Buckley. Umpire— Zacharlas. Broke Evan- • -*»_ Pmr.AnEi.pniA, June 23. -The league club« [i.-.a! two tames here tins sftet noon not c.-._ .. ' succeeded In winning a game. Attendance 3000. Summary first game: ••lltsla-ai-KS. 0 0000000 0— It l'tillaalclpUlas 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 '—12 ltase hits I'lttslmrßs 4. Philadelphia- 14. Kr rors—Plttshairar-a 1. llatl«Tla*>— Gray, Haker and Decker, Uleaaon anal Clements. Umpire— Powers. ai.Nla aa.\MK. Pittsburg _ 0 0 0 0 10 3 0-12 Philadelphia* 5 0 10 0 110 0— _ Pas,, hits— Plttsburgs 12. rhllaala-liihlaa 9. Er rors— Pittsburg* at. 1 hlladelphlaa 2. Batteries— Bowman and Coleman, Smith and Clements. I'm pire— Power*. Brook vn B**»ten. Cleveland. .June 23.— Wadsworth had per fect command or the ball to day, anal the Brook lyn league club could not hit him effectively. At tendance 800. Suiumaiy: Cleveland* 0 2 0 0 0 0 10 I—4 Brooklyn. o 10 0 0 0 0 1 o—2 I'.-isa* bits— Cleveland, a, Brooklyn* 1. Errors— Cleveland* 9. Brooklyn* 1. Butteries— YVailsworth aud Zlmmer, Cum then anal la.aly. Umpire— Lynch. On*a for Boston. Cincinnati, June 23.— The local league team Played a poor in held game this afternoon and failed to hunch their lilts. Attendance 2000. Summary: Cincinnati* 2 0010100 0-4 Bostons 0 6 10 10 4 0 o—l2 Base bits— Cincinnati* 9, Bostons 14. Errors— Clnelnuatls 5, lioston* _L Batteries— Vlau. Duryoa anal Keeuan, Clarksun and Beauctt. Umpire— Mo* yuadc. THE PtiAYEUS' LEAGUE. Chicago Wins Two Game* From Brooklyn by Hard Batting. Chicaoo, Juno 23.— Two games were played by the brotherhood clubs this afternoon, and wete attended by 3400 pejple. 'I lie first game was very exciting, and It took the home team ten Innings to defeat the visitor. . The second was marked by the heavy batting of the home club, who, after having won the game, allowed lite visitors to lie the score in the ninth, necessitat ing eleven innings. Summary: First game— ' ( hlaaxaas '. 1 00001100 2—5 Brooklyn*. 1 10100000 0— 3 Base hits— Chicago! 10, Brooklyn! 4. Errors— ChICSgOS 5, Brooklyn* 3. Batten***— Baldwin anal ..-arra-11, \Y eyhlug anal KiU-1-W. Umpires— Barnes aud (Jairney. SECOND OAKE, Chicago* 4 110010101 4-13 lirooklyns.... 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 10—9 ltase Chicago* 17. Brooklyn* 14. Krjt.rs- Ch ca«tas 6, 111 ,:a us 4. naileries— King anal tiirra-11. Murphy aiaai YVeyUlug. Umpire*— Barnes and a.atriaey. Madden Was Wild. Cleveland, June 2.l.— Madden was wild to day anal Hie Cleveland brotherhood team hit htm hard. Attendance GOO. Summary: Cievelauds 1 2 0 2 10 0 3 I—lo Hustons 1 0000010 1- Base hits— Cleveland* 12. Boston* 7. Errors- Bostons 3. Batteries- (-ruber and Hrennan, Mad den and Kelly. Umpires— Matthews anal Leach. £ even Innings. Bckpalo, June 23.— bison* won an ex oiling eleven-inning game this afternoon. Bald- Mo pitched excellent ball. Attendance 1000. Summary: _.ai__la<s 1.2 00010300 2—9 New York* 0 100130010 o—7 Base hits— Buffalo* 15. New Yorks 14. Errors— Bultalos 3, New Yorks 4. Batteries— llalalwlu anal Mack, i-.. -,-:.■ and Brown. Umpires— Knight and •loans, Pittsburg's Poor Work. I'ittsbithg. June 23 Wretched fielding and , Inability to hit the ball at the proper lime was the cause of the home team's defeat to-day. At tendance 2300. Summary: Plttsuurg* 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 o—3 Philadelphia*. 3 0 0 0 _ 0 10 o—o Base hits— nttst-urg* 7. Philadelphia* 9. Er rors—Pittsburg* 7, Philadelphia* 2. Batteries (lalvln and Carroll, Sanders and Cross. Umpires— Ferguson and llot-ert. American Association. Columbus, June 23. — Columbus 2, St. Lands 1. Toledo, June 23.— Toledos 0. Loulsvllles 6. Philadelphia, June 23.— first game: Ath letics 15, tsyracuses 7. Second game— Athletics 10, Syracuses 4. (.Same called at the end of the seventh luuing on account of darkness. Zoli'h K_tr .v.-iir.incn. The celebrated romancer, l.mil Zola, de clares that he is a poor man, although he has no children and his wife displays no especial extravagance. Without the 20,000 francs which the papers generally pay him for a novel, he would have to go hungry. These facts appear more strange as the es tate of the romancer in Mention alone repre sents an Immense fortune. Zola has cer tainly carried on a remarkable as well as expensive sport. r* lie has in his Castle, as well as In the sur rounding I park, introduced electric lights. He has also expended large sums for nu merous pavilions and such buildings. In fact, it Is thought Zola's passion for build ing has consumed his colossal fortune ot several millions, which within the last fif teen years his books have brought to him. —From the German. ....,■ •-:*,;.. The entire contents of the Seats wine-cellars weiesold by the siieiill ot Sonoma County at auction last Friday. The - price paid was 10 ceuls a gallon for 100,000 gallons. BLAINE'S VIEWS. ... An Explanation by His Friend ■.":■' and Confidant. Why He Opposed the Removal of the - Tariff on Raw Sugar. A Chance to Open Up Valuable Markets for American' Products Thrown Away. ' : — -. Special Dispatches to The Morning Call. Washington, June 23.— Don. William E. Curtis, correspondent of the Chicago Daily News and Blame's confidant, sends to his paper the following statement concern ing Blame's views on McKinley's bill: "There is no reason why the em phatic expression of Blame in the Senate Committee on Appropriations the other day concerning the Tariff Bill should have caused any surprise to the Committee on Ways and Means, for lie has been trying to impress that committee with the same views all winter, while the bill was being formulated. He had re peated conferences with Messrs. Mc- Kinley, Burrows, Gear, Dingley and the other Republican members, and In the most earnest manner protested against placing sugar on the free list with out corresponding concessions from the sugar-growing countries; against an In crease of the duty on wool, which is our chief article of import from Chile and Ar gentine Republic, and against the proposed duty on hides. He explained to the com mittee the proceedings of the International American Conference, and the efforts he was making to secure reciprocity treaties with Central and South American countries, so as to extend the market for our manu factures and agricultural products. "That could easily be done." he ex plained, "by offering in exchange the du ties we charge on sugar and carpet wools, which are not produced in this country to any extent and need no protection," and he demonstrated to the committee that such an exchange would result in furnishing a mar ket for from $50,000,000 to 5100,000,000 worth of bread-turfs and provisions. He recalled the result of placing coffee on the free list some years ago. It was done for the same reason that Is proposed to place sugar on the free list at this time, to meet a sup posed political exigency, but instead of affording a free breakfast for the workingman,* which was the shib boleth in those days, the Empire of llrazil placed an export duty on coffee and the price of the article remained the same. Biazil would have removed her duty from our Hour and other broadstttffs at that time had we asked it. but the elections were approaching and Congress could not wait to trade. .- .:■ "Mr. Blame demonstrated to the commit tee too that the removal of the. duty on sugar was not going to relieve the farmer from the depression in prices. The farmer does not use raw sugar but refined sugar, and the duty on the lat ter is increased by the McKinley bill. He would be even more at the mercy of the sugar trust, or any other monopoly that might be established, for the domestic itantifacturer of sugar would be In a posi tion to Increase the price of the refined article any time he chose, although he would get his raw material a great deal cheaper. "The public expectation of the benefit of the legislation to sugar manufacturers is shown by the increase in the value of sugar trust certificates, which were quoted at $50 on the 10th of January before the House committee took up the question of free sugar, and at $96 on May _lst, when the bill was reported to the Senate, but there has been no increase in the value of corn or wheat or potatoes or anything tho farmers holds. "Mr. Blaine|en<leavored to convince the committee that if they wanted to do some thing to benefit the farmer they could do it beat by providing lilin with a profitable market for his surplus products. This was much more important than to cheapen the price of his sugar one cent a pound. A farmer's family uses a hundred pounds of sugar a year, perhaps, on which the reduction would amount to $1. He could afford to sacrifice that if the wheat, corn and other agricultural products could be advanced eve. one cent a bushel. But by the negotiating of reciprocity treaties both objects would be accomplished; the duty on sugar could be removed and an enormous foreign de maud for farm products secured. But the committee were obstinate; they had de cided to put sugar on the free list, and would not reconsider that determination. ".Mr. Blame submitted to the committee, informally, an amendment to the Tariff Bill similar to that introduced in the Sen ate by Mr. Hale the other day, authorizing the President to declare the ports of the United States free to the sugar of any nation that removed the duties on our food prod ucts, but Mr. McKlnley was the only one of the Republicans who would agree to it. The remainder objected to it because it 'would complicate matters.' "There is no reason why the actual /facts about the 'scene' in the Appropriation Committee's room the other day should not be related. I happened to bo a witness, and the circumstances were these: Mr. Blame was explaining to the sub-committee the great necessity of making an appropriation to carry into effect the recommendations of the Inter national Conference. Mr. Hale ' inquired what results were to be expected, where upon Mr. Blame, in an impetuous manner that is characteristic of him, declared that if sugar were placed upon the free-list the greatest results sought for and ex pected from the International Conference would be sacrificed. He declared that it would be the most inexcusable piece of folly the Republican party was ever guilty of, and that its leaders iv Congress would real ize it belore many months, and that if he was in the Senate ho would light it to the best of his ability. He spoke with the greatest earnestness and said he would give two years of his life for two hours on the floor of the Senate when the sugar schedule was under consideration. Forty millions of people, he said, had expressed their will ingness to admit our food products free if we could take the duty off their sugar, and in the face of that proposition our Congress proposed to put sugar on the free list with out asking any concession in return. "Mr. Blame has created it tremendous sensation by the boldness with which he attacked the policy of tho party of which ho has been the leader so long, and if he were on the llbor of the Senate or House, where he could have the opportunity of debate and parliamentary privileges, there would be no doubt as to the result. ' If the present pulley is pursued it will be against the advice of the President, the Secretary of State anil the leading Republican news papers." vrt - '**;■•■'•' IDAHO TEST OATH. The Senate Terr! tori' Committee Adopts It for Utah Mormons. Washington, June 23.— The Senate Committee on Territories this morning, by a party vote, agreed to report a substitute for Struble's House bill disfranchising the Mormons of Utah Territory. The bill as agreed upon prescribes the Idaho test oath, which will practically have the same effect in disfranchising all Mormons who refuse to take that oath. This same oath as ad ministered in Idaho, and which was de cided by the United States Supreme Court to be constitutional, disenfranchised Idaho Mormons, a great majority of whom bad voted the Democratic ticket. The Demo crats in committee voted against reporting such a bill and three of the Republican Senators agreed to it very reluctantly. They were Davis, Pierce and Maudersou, ..■■.'■-. » . AN APPEAL FOB AID. F.ve -hcnsmd People on the Island of Mar- tiiiqae Homeless and Hungry. .-..-'. --Washington, June 23.— A cable message was received to-day from Consul Carosche at Martinique as follows: "Halt of Fort de* Fiance has been burned. . Martinique demands aid. Five thousand homeless peo ple need lumber, beef, pork, flour and other provisions. Cable quickly what the United States will do." • — NAVAL. APPROPRIATION BILaL. A Report Agreed Up.n by the House and Se__t_ Conf-rree], Washington, June 23.— The conferrees on the Naval Appropriation Bill have agreed to report the Senate amendment ap propriating 813,000 for completing repairs to the sectional dry-dock at Mare Island Navy yard. The Senate recedes from the amend ment abolishing the office of Assistant Quartermaster at Washington and es tablishing one at San Francisco. The Bouse conferrees agreed to an amendment authorizing the President to appoint a commission to select a suitable site on the Pacific Coayt for a dry-dock, and the Senate agreed to the appointment of a similar commission to select a site for one on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. An ap propriation for extra tools for the Mare Island .Navy-yard is made of $50,000. Settlers' Right-. Washington, June 23.— Senator Plumb has reported the bill providing that all per sons who settled between August, 1887, and January, 188$ on any Improved lands in the so-called second indemnity belt of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company grant under the homestead and pre-emption laws of the United States may transfer their en tries from this tract to any other Govern ment lands subject to entry under the home stead laws they may select. Land Decision Affirmed. Washington*, June 2:l.— The Secretary of the Interior has affirmed the decision of the Land Commissioner in the holding for cancellation of two lots and one tract in the Vis.ilia district, Cal., which had been selected by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and on which James T. Mc- Cutclicou has made pre-emption proofs. Washington Notes. . Washington, June 23. —Dr. S. K. Josephs has been appointed Pension Examining Surgeon at Portland, Oregon. A special agent of the Agricultural De partment will appear before the Senate Ir rigation Committee to-morrow on the sub ject of artesian wells. The Silver Bill. Washington*. June 23. The Coinage, Weights and Measures Committee is ex pected to report the Silver bill Tuesday, but it is understood to-day the committee will not report before Friday. CONGRESS. TUB SENATE. Conference Report on the Dependent Pension Bill Agreed To. Washington, June 23.— 1n the Senate to-day Ingalls offered a resolution, which was agreed to, instructing the Committee on Privileges and Elections to inquire a3 to the date when, under the law and prece dents, the salaries of the Senators from Montana, Washington, North and South Dakota began. The Senate resumed consideration of the Agricultural College Aid Bill. Morrill offered a substitute for the vari ous amendments pending Saturday as to division* of the fund between colored and white schools. Pugh withdrew his amendment. Mor rill's amendment was then adopted, and the bill as passed in committee was taken up and Berry spoke against it. The conference report on the Dependent Pension Hill was then considered, and Perry took the floor in opposition to it. "The practical effect of it would be," Berry said, "to put 90 per cent of the Union soldiers on the pension-roll, which would be $200,000,00-, ami the cry would still be for more, and yet no Northern Senator or Rep resentative dared to stand up in opposition to the Pension Bill. Northern Democrats and Northern Republicans contended with each other as to which will go the farthest to satisfy these demands. It any Southern Senator or Representative dared oppose the Pension Bill he was told on one side that he would injure his party, and on the other be denounced as a traitor who had no right to announce any opinion on the subject of pensions." Gorman also opposed the conference re port. 'I he expenditure under the bill ag gregated .75,t;73,0-., and this added to the SI 15,0 -0.001 1 under the existing law would leave the Treasury bankrupt in 1891. Davis, Chairman of the committee, said that Beiry bad been a consistent opponent of pension legislation for the benefit of Union soldiers, ami what be said to-day was on a direct line with what he had said on other occasions. Davis denied -the cor rectness of Gorman's figures and said the expenditures under the bill would be about $40,000,00 a He denied that the bill was a service pension bill and asserted that it was a disability bill pure and simple. Gorman said if the bill became a law there would be a deficit of 100,000, in 1.92, and even if it did not become a law there would be a deficit of $10,000,000. He called attention to what the Republican leader (Mr. Blame) "the greatest leader that the party had had in his day and generation" bad said as to the extravagance of the ap propriations and the tin thought fu! and un wise legislation in the matter of revenue. He complimented Davis for the courage with which he had stemmed the tide of demagogues and claim agents and pre vented the reporting of a bill that would have cost S-90,000,000 a year. Ingalls advocated the conference report. This was an obligation just as sacred as that under which the soldiers were paid. And yet the Senate was asked to postpone it; to higgle anal haggle about It., For him self, he was in favor of the removal of the limitation in the act granting arrears pen sions. He did Dot care if it cost $1,000,000,000. Vest spoke of the monstrous abuses that had grown up under the pension system, and declared his belief that the pending bill was being pressed for personal and political motives. He asserted that the pension list was unduly swollen in Indiana because it was a pivotal State and its vote necessary to elect the President, and he prophesied that the people in the United States would revolt against the pension system and its abuses. Turple said that he had not heard of any charges in Indiana against the Administra tion Pension Bureau, and he was not pre pared to say that political bias had any thing to do with granting or refusing pen sions. Haw ley expressed the hope that the sol diers would not get an Idea from what had been said to-day that the Senate was favor able to the payment of arrears pensions, or to the equalization of bounties or the pay ment of the difference between paper money and gold. He thought altogether too much was said about what the nation owed its soldiers. The feeling in his State was that needy soldiers should not suffer, but that nothing should be wasted on the man who did not need a pension for his support. The true soldiers did not want the money wasted. They wanted their suffering com rades aided, and they wanted the glory of having fought for their country without re spect to money consideration. Finally, the discussion closed, and a vote was taken, and the conference report was agreed to— ayes 34, noes 18. A conference wus ordered on the Fortifi cation Bill, and Dawes, Plumb and Gorman were appointed confrerees on the part of the Senate. After an executive session the Sen ate adjourned. ' THE HOUSE. District of Colombia Matters Considered, bat No Action Taken. Washington, June 23.— The House went into Committee of the Whole on the Dis trict of Columbia business. The commit tee rose without final action on the bill. The conference on the General Pension Appropriation Bill failed to agree. The House insisted on a disagreement to the Senate amendment and adjourned. The Sign of > Bull, A sign common to the licensed victualer was the "Ivy Rush" or "Rush"; hence the maxim, "Uo*>d wine needs no bush," as houses Yvhere good and wholesome bever ages could be obtained needed no bush or sign. A writer iv 1003 says: "Spied a bush at end of pole— the ancient badge of an ale-house." A further quotation will show the generality of this sign in "Good Newes ami bad Nuwes." . The host says: I rattier will take down my Bush and sign Than live by raeaus of _iotoiu expense. Publicans were not the only users of this emblem, but all persons displayed it on articles for sale, hence the fixing of a besom or birch broom at the masthead of a vessel on purchase. In Harris' "Drunkard's Cup" we meet with the following: "If a house be not worth an ivie bush, let him have his tooles about him nutmegs, rosemary, tobacco and other appurtenances, and he knows, enough of puddle ales -to make a cup ol wine."— Mall Gazette. A FATAL SCUFFLE. Young Gee Sing Dead From In juries Received in It. John Vet, a Railroad Section Boss, Arretted and Charged With Murder— He Gives His Version of the Affair. r Toung Gee Sine, a Chinese who owned a vegetable garden in Alameda, died yes terday morning, at 020 Jackson street, from a beating, said to have been inflicted by John Nee, a section boss on the narrow gauge railroad. Nee, it seems, was with a crowd of rail road hands which went poaching last Fri day into the garden, and when the Chinese objected and remonstrated with him, beat Gee unmercifully. Two- other Chinese say that Nee hit the decased on the head with a rock, and kicked him in the ribs and about the bead and lace after throwing him down upon the railway. Nee had been arrested for battery, but yesterday was rearrested, and is now in Alameda Jail on a charge of murder. It is said that other wen, who were with him and also assaulted the Chinese, will be placed in custody on the same charge. They are also employes of the railroad com pany, for whom they work as section-hands. When District Attorney Reed of Alameda County notified the Coroner that Ah Gee was dead, a search through the mazes of China town began. The Coroner, Dr. Estes and At torney Reed searched lor hours and suc ceeded in finding the body at 620 Jackson street. Gee had come to San Francisco on Saturday morning and died at '2 o'clock yes terday morning in the apartment where the body was found by the doctors. His re mains were taken to the Morgue. Till. RIBS CRUSHED I-T. An examination of the body revealed the eflects of his fatal beating. His ribs were nearly all fractured or crushed in. He had been horribly kicked and beaten, as the mass of black contusions showed, nor did his face and head escape the blows and kicks given him last Friday. • District Attorney Reed of Oakland was seen by a Call reporter last night and stated that beyond the fact of the China man's death and the placing of a charge of murder against Nee, he had ascertained no details as yet of importance concerning the alleged murder to make public. Tne deceased had a partner, Young Ah Sing, who, with two other Chinese who said they had seen Nee assault the de ceased, was to call on him this morning and make a statement to him concerning the case. He also wished to ascertain the re sult, of the autopsy. When Nee was first arrested he was only charged with battery, but when it was known that Sing might have been seriously hurt the charge against him was raised to assault with a deadly weapon. On hearing of Sing's death, an information charging Nee with murder was prepared and filed. XEE's VERSION OF the AFFAIR. Nee is a single man aged about 30. He resided in a lodging-house on the corner of First and Franklin streets, Oakland. , He is a recent arrival from Ireland and lias no relatives here. He gives the following ver sion of the affair: A few days ago, while repairing the track near the vegetable garden in Alameda, some of the section men working under him went into the garden and took some cucumbers. Soon a Chinaman came running down the track and commenced throwing stones at them and he left the hand-car on which he was standing to avoid being hit. "The Chinaman singled me out," he con tinued, "and threw a lot of stones at me. I dodged them and advanced toward him. He attempted to strike me and I knocked him down with my fist. He got up and showed light and grabbed me by the leg. I caught hold of him and catching him by the trousers I stood him upon his head. He seemed dazed by the upset and lay down quiet for a few moments. We then left the place on the hand-car. The next day 1 was arrested." NICARAGUA NOTES. But Little Permanent Work Done Yet on (lie Big (anal. Pu_i*TAREXA9 (Costa Rica), June I.—Sev eral parties just arrived from Greytown state that the work on the Nicaragua Canal is going on Y*ery slowly. About eighty men are employed clearing out the brush along the proposed route of the canal. They have a hospital in the place they have started called "America," where some 100 patients are laid up with fever and climatic diseases. The engineers state that nothing will be done on the work until after the Yvet season and then they will go ahead in earnest, as they have made contracts for some 2000 men from Jamaica to .tart with. The country is overrun with idle Ameri can- and Europeans, the majority being without money, ami all are waiting for positions on the canal. With the exception of a couple of dredgers, there has been no machinery snipped to Grevtown. The railroad from Port I.imon to Sail Jose de Costa Rica has just been finished and hand** are being discharged all along the line. Contractor Keith expects the road to be running about October next The distance is seventy miles. Mr. Smith of Smith <& Cresby is now in London en deavoring to float the bonds to complete the road on this side next year. The road here runs from Puntarenas to Sparta, about twelve miles. The distance to be finished is about fifty miles. The finishing of these two roads will be of great advan tage to the country, opening up its resources and saving time to passengers going to New York from Central America. Steamers run from Port Union to New York every week. YOUNG TASCOTT. Clews to the Murderer of Millionaire Snell in thi Hands of the Police. Chicago, June 23.— Chief of Police Marsh has received a photograph of Tas cott, the young burglar who is supposed to have killed Millionaire Snell three years ago. The photograph Yvas taken to Kansas City three months ago and has been posi tively identified by .Tascott's friends here as that long-missing boy. Chief Marsh has also secured a cipher letter written by Willie to his brother, John, in this city. The letter was mailed in Missouri. This is the best clew the police have obtained as to the whereabouts of Tascott since he dis appeared from St. Paul soon after the mur der. .-■ » -*■-• • rt,-. •: ♦ BOATING ACCIDENT. A Sailing Party Capsized by a Collision and Three Drowned. Fortress Moxroe, Juno 23.— J. W. Delaplane of Hampton, with son, daughter and nephew, went out sailing this after noon. The boat was wrecked in a collision and only the girl was saved. ♦ *-... CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Beri.l-", June 23.— Major Wlssinan lias ar rived tram East Africa. Washington. June 23.— 0. S. Parsons of San Francisco has beeu granted an lucieased pen sion. Washington, June 23.— A new Postoffice lias been e*>tabll-iicu at Kzeta, Ventura County, with Margaret Itenshaw as Postmistress. Washington, June 23.— 1t Is not probable that the appraisers, under the McKinley Admin istrative Bill, will he appointed before next week. TfjmiM jrytrwiptrijii^ii m; _|_JU__H__W'W ' Reading, June 23.— Part of a passenger train on the Beading road was derailed Ibis morning, 'the engineer and fireman were killed. Three others of Hie trainmen were slightly hurt. New York, June 23.— The total Imports of sliver so far this year are reported to be 89,246,* 161, and exports $2,907,551. The imports largely exceed the exports since May 13tb. . , Y.-llow fever. Jefferson'vili.e (Ind.), June 23.—Rob ert Glasgow, aged 2., . and married, died this morning at Brunswick, Ga., of yellow fever, and was buried at noon. .. He Yvas a resident of this city. This is the first au thentic case of yellow fever reported from the South. Turner Bund.' New Yoke, June 2a— The North Ameri can Turner Bund held their session here to day. The .Milwaukee Turn-Zeitung was chosen as the official organ. The Turners' Mutual Benefit Association of the North west requested the support of the Turner Bund. Referred . to the Committee on Or ganization. 38P*fiinss^ES-_?*£9P--nttß-Bi-l ... There was a long discussion on the propo PRICE FIVE CENTS. sition to establish a teachers' seminary at Milwaukee, and to consolidate with it the German-American Teachers' Institute of Indianapolis. The latter has been hereto fore a perambulating institute, going from city to city. Milwaukee was, however, finally chosen as the seat of the National Institute. TAMMANY LEADERS. Charges of Corruption Under In_esli_a- Lion by a Senate Committee. New YoßK,|June 23.— The political sen sation of the day was the appearance of Richard Croker, the Tamraauy boss, on the stand before the Senate Investigating Com mittee, to deny the stories concerning the inside of Tammany politics some time ago. McCann, a brother-in-law of Croker, testi fied before the committee that $180,000 was raised by Croker in Tammany Hall to cor ruptly secure the nomination of Grant, since Mayor of this city, as Commissioner of Public Works. McCann also alleged that Grant personally contributed 880,000 to this fund. McCann gave Croker as author ity for these statements. Croker, who was called home by Tam many to testify, denied directly that there was any truth in the statements. He was severely cross-examined. Croker in his testimony stated that be asked McCann about the rumor that £80,000 had been raised to keep Hubert C. Thompson in that position. McCann referred him to Adams, who said he knew uotliin- of it. Tammany was fighting the renoinination of Thomp son. This was in 1881 John Kelly was then alive and the boss of Tammany. Tammany's candidate was John McQuade. It was untrue that witness was to get 10 cent* per barrel on all the cement used by the Department of Public Works if Grant was made Commissioner. Grant is godfather of witness' daughter Flossie. On two occa sions he made her presents of SSOJO. There was no previous understanding about it. The money was invested in real estate for her benefit. Witness was not indebted to McCann, as alleged. On cross-examination the old Tweed ring was brought up. A document was shown to witness, signed by a number of Alder men, including Croker, in which they swore not to confirm any one or pass any import ant bill without consulting Henry W. Genet and other Tammany leaders. One signa ture was cut out. Objection was made to this testimony. Lawyer Quins for the pros ecution said he proposed to show that the fag ends of politics in Tweed's time still rules New York politics. A recess was taken. After recess Erwin took up once more Mayor Grant's presents to Flossie Croker. The first $6000, Croker said, was presented in the early part of the canvass. " Did the present create any surprise on your part?" " Well, of course, I recognized the fact that Grant was doing a very generous action, Mrs. Croker took the envelope con taining the money from Flossie and put it in the safe." " Did yon buy that safe?" "No, It was bought by Mrs. Flack." Croker said he did not invest the money right away, because he owned some prop erty which he was trying to sell anil wanted to add this money to what he already had before buying any more property. Senator McXaughton and the committee had no business inquiring into Croker's trusteeship of the money given by Grant to Flossie Croker. * At this reply to Erwin the Tammanyites applauded vigorously. Croker declared that no tax was levied on any office-holder for the expenses of election. In various districts the expenses were very heavy. Croker did not know what contributions had been made by Judge Bookstaver, Mayor Grant, Mayor Hewitt and other candidates. Mrs. Croker was then put upon the stand. She denied that she ever told McCann that Croker had gone to Europe and left her un provided for, or that she had ever said Mayor Grant gave Flossie 825,000, or that she ever sat up all night to guard 8180,000, which had been raised to secure Grant* appointment as Commissioner of Public Work. She said she put the money given little Flossie by Mayor Grant into the safe, and it remained there until the property was bought. • TRIAL OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS. An Ex-Depn'y Collector Charged With Extor tion and Embezzlement. Seattle, June 23— When the United States District Court met tills morn ing Herbert F. Beecher and Quincy A. Brooks, both ex-collectors of customs of Puget Sound District, and William M. Harneil, ex-Deputy Collector, were present. The latter Yvas defendant in a case to-day, and is up on two in dictments of extortion and embezzle ment, which are alleged to have been committed in lt-WS, when Brooks was Col lector of Customs and Harned deputy. The whole day was spent in securing a jury. The examination of witnesses will begin to-morrow. Brooks' case Yvas con tinued till October. THERE IS NO LEPER. So Says the Secretary of the Sacramento -hard of Health. Sacramento, June 23.— was stated by a sensational San Francisco paper that the Secretary of the Board of Health of that city had been asked by Dr. H. L. Nichols, Secretary of the Sacramento Board of Health, to receive and care for a white leper, of whom this city wished to rid itself. Secretary Nichols says he has no knowledge of the presence of any white leper in this city, aud certainly has had no such communication with Secretary Hoesch as staled in the San Francisco WANTED FOR FORGERY. An Arrest in Philadelphia on a Dispatch From San Francisco. Philadelphia, June 2a —M.J. Ferriar, a Spaniard, was arrested here to-night on a dis patch from San Francisco charging him with forgery. He is also wanted at St. Louis on the same charge. When arrested he had a ticket to Montcvidio, for which place be in tended to start soon. REDUCED TO ASHES. The Easiness Portion of Cenilos, ft. Mex., De- stroyed by Fire. Ai._ro.CF.RQ-E (\. Mex.), June 23.— Tha entire business portion of Cerrilos, N. Max., fifty miles north of Albuquerque, was de stroyed by fire late this evening. The loss will probably reach 5100,000. Midget Lei-el Secures an Office. SritiNGFiELD (Ohio), June 23.— At the special council election to-day to fill a va cancy Colonel Joe Leffel, the well-known midget and ex-museum freak, was elected. Leffel was once the smallest man in America. He is 36 inches in height, weighs CO pounds and is 57 years of age. Leffel was the Re publican candidate. Yale Clais-Day Exercises. New Haven, June23.— The annual class day exercises took place to-day at Yale University. In the afternoon class exer cises were held on the campus. Two thou sand people were present. Woman's Industrial School. Washington June 23.— Senator Blair to-day introduced a bill to incorporate. a Woman's National Industrial University and School of Arts. The university is to be located in Washington. SWEET AS A ROSE With skin as fair as a priceless pearl and cheeks like the blush of early summer twi- light a young girl hursts upon our Tlaloa and compels ADMIRATION. How different it would be if her stla was covered with pimples and her complexion marred by an UGLY SALLOW TINGE. Such defects cannot exist when that Indispens- able article to every young lady's toilet, menu's Siilijlmr Soap, Is In dally use. This potent, bat harmless purifying agent, banishes Blotch* a. Freckles and Tan from the sain and makes the - complexion as beautiful as the pearly pink of the rarest sea-shell. - " -J,"' FOR SALE 111 DR-GGISTSGENERAIXY. Glenn's Sulphur Soap sent Vt mail for 30 cents. . C. N. CRIIIESTON, 110 Fulton street, New York. • JelOttTuTh _.»..«.