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VOLUME LXVIII-NO. 81.
DASHED TO DEATH.
A Wild Train Wrecked at
Foni Li?es Lest in tte Terrible Col
A Race Through Miles of Snowsheds That
Ended in a Sad Tragedy — How Kings
ley Met His Fate.
Special Dispatches to The Morning Call.
Emigrant Gap, Aug. 22.— Thero was a
serious freight wreck at Cascade early this
morning. Train 19 was standing at Summit
with the air-brakes set while the engines
went alter wore cars. The air leaked, and
the baud-brakes not being set the ca
boose and seventeen cars started down the
When the runaway train reached Cascade
freight No. 23 was pulling in on the side
track, all but the cabuose and one car clear
ing the main track.
The runaway train struck and a fearful
wreck resulted. Conductor Kingsley of No.
19 and Conductor Connelly and Rrakemen
Reaver and Vera of No. 23 were killed, ana
it is understood one or two others were
Cascade station, a small structure, was
ttirown down a precipitous hill, but the
operator was asleep in the house and es
caped miraculously. Snowsheds were de
molished for some distance.
The fact that the Atlantic express was
behind lime last night averted a frightful
disaster, as No. 23 was running on her time
to Summit. Bad the Atlantic been on time
the runaway would have struck that train,
and the loss cf life would have been great.
The Sacramento Bee in its account of the
. One of the most terrible accidents that
has ever happened ou "the hill" occured
this morning about 4 o'clock. The details
of the accident, so far as it is possible to
learn them now, term a story of the wild
dash of a runaway train through miles of
gloomy shed-, terminating at last in one of
the most 1 rightful smash-ups in the history
of railroading on the mountains.
Freight train No. 19, east bound, reached
Summit this morning about 4 o'clock
aud drew up near the station. Conductor
F. P. Kingsley was in charge. It was nec
essary to couple some cars to the train at
this point, nnd the two engines which had
been hauling the train up the grade were
detached in order to bring on the cars it
was proposed to add. The two brakemen
vent along to do. the coupling. Conductor
Kingsley remaining behind with the train.
THE TRAIN DISAPPEARS.
When they returned with the engines and
exlra cars the train had disappeared and
Kingsley with it. Thundering down the
steep grade the train rushed, gaining speed
at every turn of the wheels. Through cuts
and arouud curves the wild flight was con
tinued, and the cars kept the rail. It was a
ride to dusty death, but Kingsley held to his
'"jsist 'undismayed by the peril that stared
him in the face at every click of the w heels
over tie steel rails. Far down the canyons
aud among the mighty mountains roared
the echo of the wild tram as It plunged
madly aloug. No power could stay its m-
Vincible progress, aud although Kingsley
toiled like a hero at the brakes, the mo
mentum already acquired was irresistible,
and his effort were a- puny as the lamen
tation of a child against a flood.
THE CRASH CAME.
At Cascade Station freight train No. 23
, was just entering a siding, expecting to
pass a west-bound train at that point. The
roar of the dashing traiu could be plainly
heard but the twilight was yet too dim to
discern it. No. 23 had got on to the siding,
all but one car and the caboose, when the
Wild tram dashed along. Iv an instant
there was a terrible crash. The flying train
bad struck the car preceding the caboose
of No. 23 and in an Instant ten or a dozen
cars were piled up iv wild confusion, while
lor a moment the air was filled with frag
ments of the awlul wreck. The caboose of
No. 23, in which it is supposed were the
crew, consisting of Conductor Lorau Con
nolly and Brakemen O. W. Reaver and V.
E. Veara, was rent iuto splinters and piled
deep in the debris of the dozen; freight-cars
and their loads.
ALL THREE KILLED.
All three of the men were killed outright,
for death in such a wreck must have been
Instantaneous. If any of the poor fellows
suffered there was no one about to hear
their groaus, and their death, while terrible,
must have been but the work of a moment.
The last that mortal eye beheld of Con
ductor Kingsley was just before the awful
crash, lie was standing on top of one of
the cars heroically setting the brakes, lie
died at his post, and many a railroad man
on "the hill" who knew old "yank"
Kingsley will mourn his horrible death to
day. Kingsley was oue of the oldest train
men on the mountains, having served con
tinuously since lSTti. With him is buried
tlie story ol the fatal start at Summit, for
no one else saw the tram when it began its
terrible plunge to death, lie was a married
man and bis wile and family live at
TUIETY SECONDS MORE.
Had Conductor Connolly of No. 23 sus
pected that the sound of the fugitive nam
was not that of the train that they expected
to pass at Cascade they could easily have
made the siding, and the runaway would
thus have had a clear way down the grade.
Had the runaway happened along thirty
seconds later No. 23 would have escaped,
and whatever would have been the fate ul
the brave Kingsley, three lives would have
A STATION WRECKED.
The Cascade Station depot is about fifty
feet west of the end of the siding where
' the smash-up occurred. lv a room to the
rear of the building J. B. Dorsey, the day
operator, who was off duty, was asleep
when the crash came. The building was
badly shattered, but Dorsey escaped with
but a few bruises. Had he been on duty he
would have been killed iv the wreck of the
The telegraph wires were all torn down
aud it was alter much delay and incon
venience that communication by wire with
Superintendent Wright's office was re
stored. In tbe meantime, however, the
trainmaster at Tiuckee, without waiting for
instructions from Sacramento, sent down a
wreck train, and the work of clearing the
track was begun, and it was thought at
noon that the road would be open by dark
HEAVY LOSS OF FREIGHT.
The runaway train was composed of
eleven loaded and six empty cars, and most
of them were either completely demolished
or damaged badly. The freighted cars were
loaded with canned salmon, sugar and
general merchandise. There was also one
car loaded with wine and brandy. The
freight is, a great deal of it, so broken and
scattered that it is a total loss.
So far as is known, none of the dead men,
except Conductor Kingsley. were married,
'ihe latter, as appears from the company's
register, was 43 years old. The ages of the
other killed were: Conductor Connolly,
25; Brakeman Bever, 30; Brakeman Veara,
29. The trains were made up at Rocklin
and there all the dead men lived.
The work of shedding Cascade cut, made
so famous in last winter's snow blockade,
bad progressed about to the station at Cas
cade, aud when the wild train came thun
dering down and struck No. 2, ii tore away
tome 250 feet of the new shedding, precipi
tating the heavy timbers upon the wrecked
cars and making the work of clearing the
track more difficult.
lieiow, not more than half a mile, is the
great trestle about the middle of the cas
cade, 104 leet high, which was approached
with such trepidation by , the train of loco
motives that pushed the rotary plow in the
Had not the runaway train met with the
awful disaster just above it would probably
have met destruction in tbe canyon below
The Morning Call.
this trestle, as its tremendous and ungov
ernable -peed would have made it almost
impossible for it to have kept, the track.
JUMPED AND SAVED HIS LIFE.
A carpenter who had been a; work In the
snowsheds, and whose name could not bo
learned, is supposed to have been with the
(lying train alter it started, but he realized
nis position aud jumped In time to save his
life. lie escaped with but slight injury.
A FEARFUL JUMP.
Truckee, Aug. 22.-— When the seventeen
cars and caboose began backing down the
mountain. Conductor Frank T. Kingsley
was flagging in the rear of the train, and
seeing the cars moving, climbed on top and
began setting up the brakes. A shed car
penter, named Jacob Schaab, was riding
in the caboose, and noticing that the
train was backing down with great
velocity, went on the rear platform and
saw that the engines were uncoupled
and the train was running away. Half a
mile west of Summit; while the train was
go, at a sliced of forty miles an hour,
Schaab jumped, and two hours later
was found unconscious by a track
walker. Train No. 23 reached Cascade
Siding and started to sidetrack for
No. l. In the meantime tho run
away was tearing down tiie sleep grade
with constautly increasing speed, the
frantic efforts ol the heroic conductor hav
ing no perceptible effect in checking her.
The track-walker at Summit Valley, three
miles from Summit, thought two cars passed
him and says he only heard a roaring
sound and saw the dust.
O-SK HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES AS HOUR.
The engineers ol No. 23, who were on the
side track at Cascade, say the flying train
shot past them at the rate of 15U miles an
hour. Duly the rear car and caboose of
No. 23 remained ou the main track when
the crash came. There was a mighty
roar as of a prolonged peal of
thunder, and In the twinkling of
an eye, 302 feet of the new suowsheds, and
as many feet of railroad track, the tele
graph section and twenty cars were swept
into a broken, confused, indescribable mass,
the portions of which extended far down
the steep bank toward the Yuba River.
ax OPERATOR'S; ESCAPE.
Telegraph Operator J. B. Dorsey was
asleep iv the rear of tiie. station, and awoke
to liud bis house being thrown fifty feet
down the bank. A caboose was directly
under his bed-room aud lour freight-cars
were huddled together in the front of the
office. There was a clear space just large
enough to hold him aud bis bed right in the
midst of the horrible debris. Climbing out
of a rear window he found himself
unhurt except that he was a trifle bruised
and had two toes crushed. lie soon spread
the alarm among the 'Jo carpenters and
bridge-builders who are stationed within
fifty yards of the spot, and who had come
rushing mil to see what caused the crash.
The engiueers of No. 23 had no idea that
their train had been struck, the velocity of
the runaway being so incredible that it nad
torn away the caboose and one car and
kuocked the hind end out of a third, and
yet there had uot been the slightest jar at
the head of the tram, it cut like a sharp
At Summit the telegraph operator, James
Fitzgerald, had been notified that the train
had broken loose, and while the men were
telling him the lire gong clanged out
sharply. The breaking and crossing of the
wires at Cascade thus gave the alarm by
causing the gong to stiike. Fitzgerald
found that eveiy wire west was down and
forthwith telegraphed by way of Chicago
and New Orleans that an accident must
have occurred at Cascade Station, for at no
other point were all the wires inside of the
SEARCHING FOR TIIE VICTIMS.
At the wreck immediate search was
made for the men who were known to be
under the debris. The wreckage was piled
twenty feet high. Cars were crushed to
fragments, trucks, axles, wheels and steel
rails were twisted and broken lifco pipe
steins. The strong shed timbers were
ground into splinters and freight of every
conceivable description was mingled
through the entire mass.
At 6 o'clock the body of Vie E. Veara
was found. He was far down the bank,
and had a dreadful gash in the back of his
neck, and severe cuts on the head. Veara
was a rear brakeman, and was standing on
the ground ready to turn the switch, when,
like a flash of lightning, the runaway
struck him. lie Whs about '20 years old,
and has a sister living at Napa.
boon afterward the body, of Oliver Beaver
was discovered. His face was scarcely
marred, but his arms, legs and entire body
were crushed and mangled out of all sem
blance. He was almost naked, and fairly
crushed to pieces. He was about 'li years
old, and had relatives at West Point,
Calaveras County, and an uncle at I'euryu.
strong MEN wept.
At 8 o'clock the holy of Frank T. Kingsley
was discovered. His bead was torn entirely
off, only the skiu of the lace remaining.
lie was about 50 years oil, and leaves a
child in Massachusetts, lie was one of the
most trusted and popular men on the road,
aud when it was known that he had volun
tarily taken that wild ride to death iv ordi r
to try to save his comrades, hundreds of
men shed tears over Ins lifeless remains.
It was nearly 10 o'clock before the man
gled corpse of William Connelly was found.
George Hurley was the regular conductor
of No. 23, hut half an hour before leav
ing Kocklyn he was taken suddenly
ill aud Connelly had taken his
place. It is thought Connelly and Beaver
were in the caboose at the moment their
train was struck. Connelly's head was
fearfully crushed, and his body aud limbs
were shockingly mutilated. He was au ex
perienced railroader aud highly esteemed.
lie was about 20 years old, ana leaves rela
tives at Newcastle.
Trainmasters Agler and Hayes, with
wrecking crews, started for the scene of
the wreck as soon as the news reached
Truckee, and with the assistance of (i. G.
Comstock, bridge inspector, and of the
bridge and carpenter crews, cleared the
wreck by 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The
new steel bridge is being erected at Cas
cade only a few rods below the wreck and
tho steam pile-driver was brought into
play in removing the awful mass of timbers
and iron. It was the worst wreck which
has occurred on the mountains in twenty
years. Kails, ties and track-layers were
brought from Truckee and a new track
laid, so that the trains began to pass at 4:30
THE inquest -postponed.
Assistant Superintendent Burkhaller,
with Special Officer lien True, J. Fultou,
Deputy Coroner of Placer County, and the
Sacramento wrecking train, arrived at 3:20
o'clock. A Coroner's jury was impaneled,
hut as the important witnesses had gone to
Truckee the inquest was postponed until
to-morrow at Auburn.
Special Officer F. T. Burke was at the
wreck at 0 o'clock, and took charge of the
packages of freight. More was saved than
would be expected. Schaab and the bodies
of the four dead men were taken to Sacra
mento. Schaab will probably recover,
though badly hurt about the head, body,
legs and sides. He has a family living at
It was seven miles from Summit tv
Cascade, and it is wonderful that a run
away train could have made the distance
and remained on the track. In half a min
ute more No. 23 would have been safely
side-tracked and the eighteen cars of No.
19 would have dashed on into the east
bound passenger train. L. D. Ladd, Kings
ley's rear brakeman, had been accidentally
left at Emigrant Gap, else there would bave
probably beeu another victim.
ANOTHEK AVILD TRAIN.
Three Ken Killed and Three More Badly
Denver, Aug. 22.— Three men were
killed and three seriously Injured by tbe
running wild of a stone train of seven cars
in the vicinity of Lyons, Colo., this morn
ing. The train was on a down grade, aud
without apparent reason the engineer
found be had lost control of the engine,
whereupon the whole train started on a wild
run down the mountain side. When En
gineer Norton found be could not control
the engine he jumped aud was killed. The
fireman then climbed back over the tender
and attempted to uncouple the engine, but
was unsuccessful and sustained serious
injuries in Jumping from the train. Both
brakemen jumped, one being almost in
stantly killed, and the others received in
juries from which it is thought it will be
impossible to recover.
'llie train continued on Its wild career
until the "dump" was reached, when
all the cars went over and piled up in a
promiscuous mass of ruins. The names of
the killed are: E. Norton, engineer; Fer
guson, a car-repairer: W. Gurkin, a car-re
pairer. The Injured are: James Conso
dine, conductor; J. B. Strayer, a brake
man; James Miller, the fireman.
. The "Blocks ol Five" Snit Dismissed.
New York, Aug. Judge Beach has
entered an order In the Supreme Court dis
continuing the action brought by Dudley
to recover damages from George Jones,
Treasurer of the Times Publishing Com
pany, for the alleged "blocks-of-five" let
ter. The order was entered by consent of
counsel. " ••
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 23. 1890— EIGHT PAGES.
TROUBLE IN CAMP.
Buckley's Treachery Angers
English Claims That He Was Basely Sold
Out by the Boss.
Work of the San Jose Convention at an End.
Unsuccessful Attempt to Down
Special Dispatches to The Mobn'lNG Call.
Sax Jose, Aug. 22. —The town Is full of
soro Democrats to-night. Friends of both
Coleman and English feel that Boss Ruck
ley has broken faith with them and are
quietly swearing vengeance in return for
his treachery. James McCue is talking
very loud about the bad faith displayed,
and fays he drew out of the light
for Railroad Commissioner because be
could not compete for a place on
the ticket with a man at the head
whom he cannot support He says openly
that Pond has demonstrated plainly that he
is a tool of Bin kley's, and as such he is not
worthy of -the support of the better ele
ment of Democrats. In an interview to
night he claims that Pond made a bargaiu
with Buckley for the nomination, and has
bartered away bis manhood for a chance of
being Governor. Taken altogether the
Democratic family is not a happy one, and
half of the party already have knives in
their boots for the other half.
The disgraceful attempt of the Bu:kley
men to defeat Judge Coffey for the nomina
tion for Associate Justice in the convention
this morning has only added fuel to the
flames, and the mutteriugs against the boss
have grown into a storm of denunciation.
The friends of English especially were
very sore, and are charging Buckley with
the worst species of treachery and double
dealing. They claim that Buckley prom
ised to divide the delegation betweeu Cole
man and English on the fourth ballot, and in
stead gave it to Pond. This, they claim, was
the result*! a previous agreement with the
latter, aud for this reason they are de
nouncing the method iv which the nom
ination was secured. It is not to be sup
posed that Euglish would dare to oppose
Poud, but the support of bis friends, it may
be depended on, will not be the most cor
dial in the world.
If some of them do not quietly knife the
Mayor at the poils it will be because their
natures are different irom the rest of
humanity. With White keenly disap
pointed, English sore and Coleman a little
bitter, the Democratic party is not going to
hold a continuous love feast for the next
two or three mouths, but will keep the
leaders busy whipping them into line.
THE TICK.XT COMPLETIiD.
Work of the San Jose Democratic Convention
at an End.
San Jose, Aug. 22.— When the conven
tion net this morning it was announced by
the Chair that nominations would be in or
der for Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court for the long term. There was a
noticeable array of empty benches in the
body of the convention. Many of the dele
gates had slipped out for home, while the
galleries and tiers of seats in the rear wore
a deserted appearance. All iuterest had
concentrated iv Stephen M. White's fight
and in the nomination for Governor, aud
when these matters had beeu disposed of
interest immediately flagged. Tho conven
tion settled dowu into an evcry-day, hum
drum affair. Things moved slowly— dragged
in fact— and those delegates who had re
mained in attendance grew restless over the
delay, and dreams of home and extended
board bills at the San Jose hotels imparled
to tbem a desire to hasten matters as much
us possible. They moved nervously about
in tlieir seats, or leaned Lack in their chairs
and buried themselves in the morning pa
pers, while the monotonous tones ol the
nominating speakers or the droning* of the
cierk in calling the seemingly Interminable
roll smote their tired ears, with a soiuuo
lent effect. Prank Goad, with the sceut of
the new-mown hay (which be had applied
befoie calling ou Buckley) still clinging
about htm, wore a look of triumph, and
chatted fauiilliarly with those about him.
BUCKLEY AND THE BE-S-L-EBS.
Chris .Buckley, with his henchmen Bainoy,
Rudolph, Driscoll nnd Dougherty, sat lv a
dressiug-room to tho lelt ol the stage and
listened to the voting as it proceeded. All
wero neatly attired, and Buckley's lace
wore a tired and disgusted expression.
True lie had triumphed in placing Pond at
the bead of the ticket, but ins nerves suf
fered terribly on account of his contact
with tlie rabble. Eor the time being lie had
been) compelled to mingle with the "heel
ers" and their contaminating Influence had
had a depressing influence ou his spirits.
Ills encounter with Warren Euglish on the
street in which the latter hud referred to
him as a lying had not tended to
put him in a pleasant frame of mind, and
altogether lie did uot look like a happy man.
6l_l-H.l_.MI- couot nominations.
Sam Braunhart, who placed Judge Coffey
in nomination and who has had charge of his
fight, flitted about among the country dele
gales and whispered that a "job" was ou
loot to defeat him. Buckley, he said, had
a kniio up his sleeve for Coffey and was pre
paring to use ii wiin terrible effect.
Immediately after convening, Sam
Bravnbarl was recognized by iheCuair.and
mounting the platlonn, pleaded the cause
of Jndue James Coffey, a man of spleudid
attainments and irreproachable character.
lie spoke in glowing terms of his record
and ability, and asked that he be given a
lavorable heating. De gave way to Jacksou
Temple, who presented in a brief but im
pressive speech the claims of Judge John
G. Presley of Sonoma, who was known,
said the speaker, throughout the length mid
breadth of Callloruia as a fearless, abie and
C. E. McLaughlin of Plumas asked for a
few momenta ul the convention's time while
be presented the claims ol Judge Juhn ii.
Goodwin of Plumas. De was quickly fol
lowed by Rothschild of San Francisco, who
placed in nomination J. W. Armstrong of
Sacramento, as a man who would add grace
aud dignity to the beucii of Calilornia.
C. A. Cutler of ilumuoll had a candidate
in the person of James E. Murphy of Dei
Nolle, while Henry E. liighion, who Had
never before in bis forty years of alliance
to the Democracy risen to make so much as
a suggestion," placed before the con vention
the name of General George A. Johnson of
Sonoma, the present Attorney-General of
There was still another candidate for the
place in Colonel George E. Smith of Los
Augeles, whose case was ably but briefly
PRESENTED BY STEPHEN M. WHITE,
Who was enthusiastically applauded as his
sturdy form appeared in sight upon the
A still further flow of oratory was being
held in reserve, and as speaker niter
sneaker clamored for recognition and after
obtaining it bolstered up the cause of their
respective favorites, the delegation crew
weary, and cries of "I'iinel" "Time I" in
several instances drowned the speakers'
voices, but not one ol them seemed to catch
the spirit of impatience that was abroad.
They hammered away and frantically
sawed the air in spite of the bawlings ol
the convention, and when each had done
he smilingly withdrew, unmindful of the
fact that he had not been appreciated.
E. B. Price of Butte seconded the nomi
nation of Judge Goodwin, while Thomas
J. Hart of Colusa did a similar service for
Judge Coffey. M. E. C. Muuday gave his
support to James E. Murphy, XV. A. Harris
of San Bernardino seconded George E.
Smith of Los Angeles, and Judge Snowball
of Sacramento urged the claims of his
friend Judge Armstrong. George K. B.
Hayes of Sun Francisco threw tbe weight
of his preference to Presley.
The toll was then called, and during its
progress there was another thinning out of
delegates and spectators, nail of the seats
provided for the San Francisco delegation
were empty, and bare patches of perforated
seats could be seen all over the hall. When
San Francisco was railed Jere Driscoll
handed in a slip of paper giving the aggre
gate vote, but this was loudly objected to.
It savored too much of the same old dis
reputable machinery that helped to nomin
ate Pond, and the Chair ruled that if any
delegate demanded it the roll would be
called. The announcement was greeted
wiin cheers. The roll was then called, and
the result was not in accordance with Drls
coll's figures by a jug-full. No sooner had
the roll of San Francisco been completed
than a number of Buckley's *' heelers " at
tempted to make a stampede by changing
their votes from Coffey to Smith. A hub
bub seemed likely to ensue, when Frank
Moffitt of Alameda rose to a point of order,
lie denounced the action as an unfair at
tempt to defeat Judge Coffey.and denied the
right of any delegate to change his vote un
til the eutire vole bad been taken. The
Chair decided the point well taken, and
when the roll bad been completed Jim Budd
sprang to Ins feet and changed two votes
from Smith 10 Coffey and four from John
s on to Coffey.
COFFKY SECURES THE NOMINATION*. ;
El Dorado followed by swinging her votes
to Coffey, and Hayes of San Francisco
shouted that he was authorized by those
San Francisco delegates who had voted for
Smith to change them to Judge Coffey. A
scene of wild disorder endued, and for a
few moments the floor presented the ap
pearance of a struggling mass of humanity,
all shouting at the top of their voices and
all anxious to change. When the excite
ment had subsided and the wreck was
cleared away, James H. Long of San Fran
cisco moved that the nominations of Judge
Coffey and Colonel Smith be made unani
mous. This was carried amid cheers, with
but few dissenting votes. ■
The convention then took a recess until 2
o'clock in the afternoon.
TIIE TICKET COMPLETED.
As soon as the convention was called to
order in the afternoon the Secretary an
nounced that the Chairman requested each
delegation to assemble as soon as possible
and elect from each Assembly district a
member of the State Committee aud report
the same as soon as possible. '
A motion that all speeches should be
limited during the afternoon, was carried
by a universal shout of aye so long and
loud that it gave warning to those who
were to make nominations, which all of
them profited by except one, and this one,
A. U. Dinkson, got the lesson repeated to
11ENDKICK6 FOR SECRETARY OF STATE.
E. B. Price of Butte nominated W. C.
Hendricks as Secretary of State. Ho spoke
of the claims of Northern and Central Cali
fornia for a place on the ticket and com
mended the services of Mr. Hendricks, who
now so ably fills the position.
J. E. Jeter ol Santa Cruz nominated G.
W. Peekhatn ol that county. He stated
that Peckliain is not a stranger to the De
mocracy, as lie has held several positions
in its services and is now Secretary of the
J. T. Mnruhy of Santa Clara nominated
C. F. Siugletary as one of nature's noble
men. He spoke of Siugletary as a pioneer
who had twice crossed the plains, ami a
Democrat who has always been faithful.
He closed by Saying that Siugletary was
the unanimous choice of the convention
for the place, and is the ouly candidate for
which the Democracy of Santa Clara has
Officially asked anything.
The roll was then called and resulted :
Heudricks34l, Siugletary 203, I'eekliaiu 80.
C. A. Nichols of Calaveras nominated for
Controller J. P. Dunn, the incumbent, as a
man who has held the oflice for eight years
and possessed many virtues.
E. J. Rodgers of Alameda nominated F.
A. Merriinan of San Francisco, and in doing
so made a plea for the Democratic doctrine
of rotation in office. He urged that Mr.
Dunn having held the oihce for eight years,
ought to make way lor some other equally
capable ami trustworthy Democrat.
Senator Cox of Sacramento presented the
name of R. I). Stevens of that county. He
stated that Mr. Stevens had made a good
Postmaster under Cleveland, and deserved
recognition from the party. ■ ■■';■.
Nominations were then closed and the
call of the roll began. The result was tvi
election of J. P. Dunn by a vote of 303
against 270 for Stevens. Merriinan re
ceived one vote.
J. 11. Filcher of Placer nominated Adam
Hen. ld, the present State Treasurer, for re
election. There were no other candidates
and Ilerold was nominated by acclamation.
Ry the time that the convention had
reached the order of business of the nomi
nation of Attorney-General it was im
patient of all speech-making and the nomi
nations were made as briefly as possible.
G. G. Ooucher of Mariposa rose first to
nominate a candidate for Attorney-General.
In his desire to save the time of the con
vention he climbed up in front of the plat
foim, and in so doing upset the water
pitcher. "Gentlemen," said he, "there is
no harm done, wo should not try to run a
windmill by water anyway." He then
named Walter C. Graves for the position
and sat down. Nichols of Calaveras nomi
nated J. R. Kittrell of Stanislaus, whom he
commended as a lawyer and an old pioneer.
A CRUSHED ORATOR.
A. D. Ilinksoii of Sacramento, In nomi
nating J. T. Carey, undertook to make a
speech, and was called to cut it short. He
persisted, and spoke for five minutes amid
a good deal of noise. He described his
man as an honored son of the San Joaquin
Valley, who would strengthen the ticket.
When lliucksmi took his seat a delegate
from San Luis Obispo asked for more time
for the speaker, in order that the delegates
might learn something of the various candi
dates. His request was answered with
shouts of "No, call the roll." J.T.Carey
withdrew from the race, saying that he now
lived in San Francisco and not iv San
Joaquin, and felt that San Francisco had as
many men on the ticket as she had a right
to ask for.
To this declaration the San Francisco men
answered only 'iy calling for the vote. The
roll was then called, with the result tint
Graves received 309 votes and Kittrell 205
voles. Mr. Graves was declared nominated
BOOK FOB SURVEYOR-GENERAL.
W. L. Jacobs of Tulare was named for
Surveyor-General by 11. W. Patton of Los
Angeles. J. F. Thompson of Humboldt
presented the name of Stanley B. Boon of
Humboldt; A. P. Ware of Sonoma named
Preston R. Davis ol Sonoma. Nominations
were then closed and a vote taken. Tne re
sult was the nomination ol Mr. Boon by a
vote of 302 to 271 for Patton and fl for Davis.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
W. A. C. Smith of Napa, Charles C. Smith
of Marin, E. Clark of Santa Cruz, William
T. Weleker of Berkeley and H. Clay Hall
of San Mateo were put in nomination fur
State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The vo on the first ballot stood: W.A.
C. Smith 42, C. C. Smith 141, W. E. Clark
92. William T. Weleker 157, U. C. Hall 209.
As 320 votes was necessary lor a choice an
other vote was ordered.
The second ballot resulted as follows:
W. A. C. Smith 34, E. C. Clark 47, Henry
C. Ha 1 1440. W. T. Weleker 101,0. H. Smith 4o.
For Clerk of the Supreme Court R. B.
Orr nominated W. L, Ashe of Fresno, A.
C. Farnswortli nominated J. D. Spencer,
the incumbent. Suencer was elected on the
first ballot, by 400 to 338 for Ashe.
The convention then proceeded to elect a
State Central Committee. :
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
The following were chosen members of
the State Central Committee from their As
sembly districts : A. R. Gillis, Yreka;
Daniel Murphy, Yreka; J. P. Cuniiinglieiii,
Ferudale; John McMurray, Watsonville;
J. M.Forest, Alturas; M. 11. Mead, Downie
ville; W. Stanley, Red Rluff; Patrick
Henshaw, Chlco; A. P. Joues, Oroville;
W. U. Kelley, Colusa; L. T. Day, Ukiah;
C. E. Phelan, Lakeport: D. P. Donahue,
Marysville; G. D. Mi-Lane, Nevada City;
J. 11. Carr, Nevada City; J. A. Filcher,
Auburn ; D. B. Mason, Placerville ;
Robert Harnett, Sacramento ; Edwin
F. Smith, Sacramento; J. M. Stevenson,
Franklyn; Charles Nelson, Woodland;
Thomas Armstrong, St. Helena; J. N.
Markley, Sonoma; A.D. Laughlin, Santa
Rosa; J. P. Rodgers, Petaluma; J. J. Dris
coll, G. A. Andrews, Samuel Rainey, li. J.
Watson, W. J. Bryan, Walter iurtibitll, J.
M.Eaton, M. A. Moran, James O'Connor,
P. F. Fitzpatrick, E. P. Enright, J. 11.
O'Brien, C. E. Hanlou, J. W. McDonald,
Charles Welch, Martin Bulger, J. P. O'Sul
livan. M. McDonald, J. Gately, J. Collius,
San Francisco; J. McCoriuick, Pasadena;
M. V. Gaffey, Santa Cruz; M. J. Kerwin,
Haywards; J. A. Wallet, Oakland; Frank
Maguire, Oakland; Charles McCleverty,
Oakland; J. C. Smith, Oakland; Frank J.
Moftitt. Oakland; G. W. Terrill. Santa
Rarbara; James A. Woods, Stockton ; E
L. Coleman, Stockton ; N. S. Gregory, Ama
dor; P. 11 a wes, San Andreas Jonu Walker,
Sonora; F. E. Farmer, San Jose ; S. N.
Rucker, San Jose; O. M. Wit
burn, Gilroy; M. B. Kittrell, Mo
desto: William Palintag, San Benito;
E. S. O'Brien. Merced; R. L. Porter, Mon
terey; M. 0. Bradley. Visalia; W. D. Gal
ley, Fresno; A. Lazzard, Bodie; A. Mc-
Allister, San Luis Obispo; A. Weill, Santa
Barbara: N. R. Packard, Bakersfieid;
Martin C. Marsh, Los Angeles; John C.
Morgan, Santa Monica; 11. B. Barton,
£* Bernardino; Richard Eagen, Orange;
W.J. Huntaker, San Diego.
The convention then adjourned sine die.
E. B. POXD of San Francisco.
B. F. DEL VARLE of Los Angeles.
J. A. STANLY of Alameda.
JACKSON HATCH of San Jose.
JAMES V. COFFEY of San Francisco.
GEORGE K. SMITH of Los Angeles.
Secretary of State.
W. C. HENDRICKS of Oroville.
JOHN P. DUNN of San Francisco.
Slate I r- -isurer.
ADAM BEHOLD of Placer.
j. -- '-'-,*' -. A torn -General.
WALTER C. CHAVES of San Francisco.
Surrey or- Gene I.
STANLEY B. BOON of Humboldt.
Superintendent of I'ublio Instruction.
HENRY C. HULL of Saa^ Mateo.
Supr m», Curt Clerk.
J. D. SPENCER of Stanislaus.
First District— T. J. GEARY of Sonoma.
Tnlrd Dlsmct— P. IRISH of Alameda.
Fourth Adjourned to meet in San
Francisco at the call of the Chair.
FtltU District— T. J. CLUNIE ol Sau Francisco.
Kallroad Commissioner*. -__
First District— ARCHIBALD YELL of Men
Second Dlstrlct-CUAFLES HASWELL JR.
of San Francisco.
Third Dlstrlct-L. ARCHER of Sauta Clara.
Board of Kqualiz . tlon.
First District— Adjourned to meet at the call
Of the Chair.
Second Dlstrlct-JAMES BRADY of Oakland.
Third District-It. U. BEAM Kit of Yolo.
Fourth Dlstrict-JOUN T. UAI'TEY of Los
T. J. Clunie Renominated for Congress in the
San Jose, Aug. 22.— The Fourth Con
gressional District Convention met this
afternoon, Henry Ascbe presiding, and im
mediately adjourned to San Francisco, sub
ject to the call of the Chair.
James Murphy of San Jose presided over
tbe Fifth Congressional District Conven
tion. Thomas J. Clunie, the Incumbent,
was renominated by acclamation.
The Sixth Congressional District Conven
tion assembled this evening with Russell
Heath of Santa Barbara as Chairman, and
adjourned to meet at San Diego, September
The delegates of the First Railroad Dis
trict assembled this morning with D. Os
trom Chairman and E. P. Smith Secretary.
All the counties in the district were repre
sented except Calaveras. Mr. Martin
placed in nomination for Railroad Commis
sioner J. A. Filcher of Placer, editor of
the Auburn Herald; J. F. Cunningham
of Humboldt placed in nomination Archibald
Yell of Mendocino. Mr. Filcher came upon
the stand, and made a few remarks defining
his position. He heartily approved the
platform as the best ever presented to the
people. Mr. Yell was glad to address the
convention; he asked bis friends to nom
inate the man who had the greatest
strength. If nominated he would fight
from the day of his nomination till election
for the whole ticket. Roll was called, re
sulting as follows: Yell 128, Ftleher 86. A
motion prevailed to make the nomination
unanimous. -■_-■ "' '.-
Delegates from the Second Railroad Dis
trict met in convention during the noon
hour. li. T. Smith nominated Charles Has
well Jr. of San Fraueisco for Railroad Com
missioner; T. J. Crowley nominated P. J.
White, but White's name was afterward
withdrawn aud Haswell was nominated by
The Third Railroad District Convention
met this evening, Russell Heath Chairman.
F. J. Mcllitt named Judge __ Archer of
Santa Clara Railroad Commissioner. He
was nominated by acclamation.
The Second Equalization District Con
vention met to-day, and was presided over
by Frank Moftitt of Alameda. James Brady
of Oakland was nominated by acclama
The convention of the Second Senatorial
District, comprising the counties of Trin
ity, Shasta and Siskiyou, met this after
noon, W. J. Tinnin presiding. 11. R. Given
of Weaverville and Dr. C. W. Nutting of
Siskiyou were put in nomination. Nutting
received the nomination and George li.
Robertson was nominated for the First As
sembly District. S :
Demonstrations in the Interior Over Pond's
Modesto, Aug. 22.— A cannon Is boom
ing to-night over the nominations of the
Democratic State ticket. Everybody is
jubilant and pronounces the whole ticket
Gilroy, Aug. 22.— nomination of
Poud gives general satisfaction to Demo
crats here, although Coleman was the party
choice. The Republicans also own that
Pond is a worthy opponent of Markham
and hard to beat. The balance of the Dem
ocratic ticket is highly extolled as one to
RECEPTION TO M AUK II AM.
The State Campaign Formally Opened at
Pasadena, Aug. 22.— Colonel Markham
arrived home this morning, and this even
ing a graud reception was tendered him
here by the people of this city and Los
Angeles. Special trains were run from the
latter city. Colonel Markham was escorted
from his borne to" the Webster Hotel by the
Markham Guards and citizens in carriages,
to the sound of cannon and amidst the
music of bands, the noise of fireworks, etc.
The immense outdoor meeting was ad
dressed by Markham in a very happy
speech iv response to a welcoming address
by Captain Samson, Mayor Hazard, Judge
McKinley, Judge Smith, 11. '/,. Osborne aud
others. Original songs were sung by the
Pasadena Maraham (ilee Club, and a poem,
written by Mrs. Eliza Otis on Markham
roses was read.
At the subsequent recoption In the parlors
of the hotel thousands shook hands with
the Colonel. The whole affair formed a
brilliant opening of the campaign and a
flattering testimonial to Pasadena's distin
guished citizen. Red roses were every
A Nashville Bank-Teller Ruined by Bucket
Nashville, Aug. 22.— large defalca
tion has been discovered In the accounts of
Frank Allen, teller of tho Capital City
Bank. Alleu approached W. A. Benson,
Vice-President of the Capital City Bank,
and informed him that he was short
in his accounts. An examination of
the books showed a deficit of 841,030 70.
Some time ago Allen began to speculate in
stocks, playing money belonging to the
bank in bucket-shops. The more lie specu
lated the un, in he losu . lie had large
holdings in Rock Island stock, aud
a sudden fall of those securities
made his losses heavy. When he took
a certain amount of money on a given date
he would retain slips with tho deposits to
that amount, not reporting them till the
succeeding, day, then lie would 'hold
out in additiou to this sum slips
equal in amount to the sum used
by him that day. lv this way the defalca
tion grew until he was a day behind. De
tection was certain, and he forestalled it by
a confession. The Guarantee Company of
Nurtu America is ou his bunds for $10,000.
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Ex-Senator Christiancy Dying.
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J.ansino (Mich.), Aug. , 22.— Isaac P.
Christiancy, ex-Supremo Court Justice of
Michigan, and ex-Senator and Minister to
Peru under Piesident ilarrison, is dying at
his home here. - .-;;"•
A Farmers' Alliance Treaty.
Denver, Aug. 22.— The Independent La
bor-Fanners' Alliance Convention, which
bHS been iv session in this city for several
days, nominated a full State ticket, with
John G. (Joy oi Larimer County lor Gov
He Still Declines to Enter Into
Causes Assigned for the Discharge of New
York Central Employes.
Powder); Willing to Enter Into Negotia
tions for Averting Anctber Strike.
Special Dispatches to The Morning Call.
New Fork, Aug. 22.— With the close of
to-day ends the second week of the strike.
The men, who two weeks ago left their
places with confidence of reinstatement
upon their own terms, are considering the
situation to-night in their local assemblies,
where they are joined in council by the
members of the Executive Board. Un
doubtedly, lt is true that the rank and file
of the men feel at present strong in the
near presence of their leaders. The
heads have been considering their
immediate interests, and the men
are pleased. They feel reinforced and
more hopeful. The State Roard of Arbi
tration once more presented itself perfunc
torily to aid in a settlement and Powderly
has hastened to accede, but the railroad
has declined. There is a growing belief
among the persons who are following the
course of events closely that there will be
no furthe striker.
TllK NEXT MOVE.
It was rumored that possibly the next
move would be tho ordering out of all
mechanics along the line of the Central
Railroad. On this point Webb was ques
"Anticipating," he said, "some ten
days ago that by allowing the men em
ployed in our various shops to remain I
was furnishing ammunition to the Knights,
1 at ence ordered the shops to be closed,
and directed that only euough men be re
tained to pei form the actual necessary re
pairs that were required each day. At the
present time we have GOOO cars In courso of
construction at West Albany."
TUE MEN HAVE BEEN" LAID OFF.
State Arbitration Commissioner Donovan
this afternoon sent a letter to Vice-Presi
dent Webb stating that it having come to
the knowledge of tbe State Board of Medi
ation and Arbitration that another strike
was seriously threatened on the lines of
the company, be is instructed by the board
to again communicate with Webb and in
vite a joint conference in the offices of the
company between Webb and the representa
tives of his employes with a view of de
vising some means, either by arbitration
or such other methods as may be mutually
agreed upon, whereby the threatened strike i
may be averted and the abrupt interruption
of travel and transportation of freight be
A similar letter was sent to Powderly. |
Powderly in his reply stated that the Gen
eral Executive Board of "the Knights of
Labor is willing to comply with the request ,
and holds itself in readiness to respond at a
moment's notice. Powderly says: "We hold
ourselves in readiness to do any honorable
thing to teimiuate the strike or avert an
other one, and sincerely hope that either
arbitration or such other method as may be
acreed upon will have the desired effect."
Webb responded thus: "The further
strike referred to by you will not take place,
as the efforts of persons who have left our
service may or may not meet with success.
I believe tbat such effoits will fail.
I am not aware of any difference
or grievance existing between the company
and its employes; and 1 must assume that
the conference suggested by you was de
signed to be between the officers of the
company and the officials of the Knights of
Labor. These officials represent not our
employes but the persons who have left our
service and have not asked to be re-em
ployed, but who, through these same officials
of the Knights of Labor, have asked
thai the discharge by the company of cer
tain persons be submitted to their investiga
tion, and to arbitrate by some tribunal to
be selected in some way, the request of
which I have felt it to be my duly to de
cline. I shall take every means in
my power to prevent the interruption
of passenger and freight traffic, and if the
constituted authorities prevent lawless in
terference with our operatives, I do not
anticipate any interruption. For the above
reasons it seems to me inappropriate and
unnecessary to have the conference sug
gested by you."
Webb comes forward to-night with a pre
pared statement, evidently prompted by
Powderly's manifesto. Webb starts out
with the statement that "no man has been
discharged by this company because he was
a Knight of Labor, or a member of any
other organization." Then, for the first
time. since the beginning of the contro
versy, Webb names the list of offenses,
among which are those because of which
the Knights oi Labor are said to
have been discharged. Webb continues:
"The company discharged the men irrespec
tive of their membership in the order of
the Knights of -Labor, for drunkenness,
incapacity, breach of duty, insubordination
and for lack of sufficient work to employ
them, and it will continue to do so when
ever the proper occasion arises. It would
be a moral and probably a criminal neglect
of duty for me to omit to discharge a switch
towertnan for drunkenness, when upon his
sobriety and fidelity to duty depends the
safety of life and limb of some millions of
passengers transported annually by this
company. What private or public business
can he carried on that Is subject to dicta
tion from a workman, that this shall be per
formed, only this or that amount of work?
What employer can tolerate insolence and
insubordination, based upon the belief
that the offenders will be supported therein
by the secret organization to which he
belongs? The foregoing gives, without set
ting forth the name or place of employ
ment, the causes which called for the dis
charge of the men referred to in Powderly's
appeal. Fur these discharges and to avert
a threatened strike I have been called
upon by Powderly and his associates
to consent to tho monstrous absurdity
of satisfying by some kiud of
arbitration or investigation persons other
than tbe constituted authorities of the com
pany that these causes existed. This de
mand, as long as I occupy the posi
tion with which I am Intrusted I feel it to
be my duty to firmly decline." To this Webb
attaches his signature.
B AUG INTERVIEWED.
Th_ Grand Master of Firemen Takes Sides
With the Koichti of labor.
Terke Haute, Aua. 22.— F. P. Sargent,
Grand Master of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen, arrived here this evening
from New York. In an interview with an
Associated Press representative, Sargent
said that the -first thing when the council
gets together to-morrow would be his own
report of what he had learned on bis visit
to New York In his interviews with the
Executive Board of . the Knights
of Labor, composed of Powderly,
Hayes, Wright, Howard and Devlin.
Iv the course of the interview
Sargent struck out from the shoulder. He
desired, however, to be quoted not as in the
position of the President of the Council,
but as a member of the Federation of Kail
He said lie was individually entirely in
accord with Powderly. Powderly and bis
representative . had gone to Webb and
asked the reason for the discharge of three
men from the New York Central road.
Webb had flatly refused to havo anything
to do with Powderly, and the latter had
called In the federation.
'■'-> Continuing, Sargent said: "As mem
ber of the federation I do not think Powderly
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2 EXPERIENCE THE BEST TEACHER.
.*. . — — • . a
c*. Experience has taught tha people that th" •*•
V CALL is the only 'ant medium! They demand V
V results! The CALL brines them ! So it is that %
y, the CALL has a daily average of fi;
py MORE THA-M l_OCX3l__ffl
lp >'*'»3-oi*-^i*rf.ic*-*'-*r # i*ioioio-*-*'-*ryioioi*i*i- < 'i E
was treated right. When in New York I was
sent for by Webb. I should not have called
on him otherwise. 1 asked him why he did
not treat with Powderly. He said he did
not want any third party to Interfere. I
then said: 'Suppose you had discharged
certain firemen and I come to you as Grand
Master of the firemen to ask your reason
for their discharge, would you refuse to
talk to me?'
"To this be made an evasive reply and I
Sargent went on to say there was no dis
position on the part of the employes to
force matters. All they wanted was a
chance to present their grievances to the
officials of the Vanderbilt system and to
have a just arbitration of the existing
As to the final result of the session of the
Supreme Council Sargent declared the pub
lic need have no apprehension. Sargent
hoped that no extended strike would ensue,
but his words were that he was ready to
stand as the cliampion of organized labor,
and he wanted the whole country to
IN THE WEST.
Union clfic Engineers Hold a Meeting to
Discuss the Situation.
Omaha, Aug. 22.— George W. Vroom of
the North Platte, Nebr., Chairman of the
Grievances Committee of Union Pacific En
giueers, has arrived here with a number of
members. The brotherhood discussed in
secret the great strike in the East, with a
view to making such preparations as might
be required should it extend to tllis sec
tion. The switchmen employed in the
local yards say they would not be
surprised if they should be ordered out at
any time. Said one: "If the stiike
reaches the Missouri River we will feel it
in Omaha, It might affect only the North
western, but that road and the Union
Pacific are so closely allied that tne
latter would undoubtedly, try to handle
Northwestern freight, and that would make
Refused to Take Strikers' Places.
Buffalo, Aug. 22.— Men to take the
strikers' places are constantly arriving. A
number of firemen reached here this morn
ing, but on learning tbat they were ex
pected to take swiicnmen's place? they re
fused to work and were dismissed without
pay or transportation home. - Some of these
men say there are ISO men in town who
were brought hero by the railroad company
and left here with means of subsistence or
means of transportation to their homes lv
. Effects of the Strike.
Port Plain (N. V.). Aug. 22.— strike
on the New York Central is having a seri
ous effect ou business in the Mohawk Val
ley, Johnstown and Gloversville. In the
latter places manufacturers and merchants
experience great delay in getting their
goods shipped. Some glove factories will
soon have to shut down if the strike con
tinues. Provisions are advancing in price.
New York, Aug. 23.— The Herald says,
in this morning's issue, that it was given
out at the Grand Central Depot last night
that President Depew had left Hamburg
for home and would take charge of tho New
York Central's affairs.
Sugar B:et Growing in Ireland
New Yokk, Aug. 22.— 1t is announced
here on good authority thai the growing of
the sugar beet is about to be attempted In
the south of Ireland, and that a company
has already been formed in London and
Liverpool, with a capital of $1,250,000, to
prosecute the experiment. Tho scheme
seems to resemble the plan recommended
by Spreckels in California in some of its
details. The company rely, it is said, upon
the farmers cultivating the requisite quan
tity of beet-root for sale to the company, who
will provide buildiugs and plant for its
manufacture only, and will not undertake
the growers' part of the business. It is
claimed the soil and climate in the south of
Ireland are suitable for this kind of crop
and beet sugar can be made there at a
profit. 'j-~ ■-. -•*-■*■•'
Nordin.'- Su.t Settled.
' Boston-, Aug. 22.— 1t Is announced that
the threatened contest over the property of
Fred Grower, the late husband of Mine.
Nordica, has been satisfactorily adjusted,
and the matter will not he brought Into
court. Mine. Xordica sought to recover, as
part of her husband's estate, certain prop
erty his brother George said he purchased
with his own money. The property,
which is in Tacoma, Is worth about
£ 100,000, The case is said to have been
setttled on Mine. Nordica's own terms,
namely, giving her a large portion of the
property, leaving her at liberty to return
at ouce to fulfill her engagements in Lon
Chicago, Aug. 22.— At an Executive
Committee meeting of Master Builders to
night tiny refused to arbitrate the existing
differences with journeymen carpenters,
which was asked for by- the iatter in an
addiess to the builders Thursday.
As the new bosses' association has
also relused to arbitrate, there is apparently
no recourse fur the Carpenters' Union ex
cept to surrender or renew a general strike.
Should the COCO members of the union quit
it is estimated that within two weeks 30,000
other workmen in the : building trades of
Chicago will be thrown out of « oik.
A Stake for Higher Wasrs.
Chicago, Aug. 22.— A1l of the firemen
and engineers employed by the Union
Stockyards Switching Association went on
a strike for higher wages this morning. In
consequence 120 switchmen are idle. The
switching or transfer system is the largest
In the country, as the association does all
the work for the imnien.e packing-houses
at the yards, consequently all work at the
packing-houses is at a standstill. The
tracks are tilled with immense trains of
fresh meat destined for outside points.
Circus Men lejared.
Kalamazoo (Mich.), Aug. 22.— Barnum
& Bailey's Circus met with an accident this
morning near Shelby on the Grand
Rapids and Indiana Road, by the breaking
of a dtaw-bar, which pulled out part of tbe
platform on which there were a number of
men. Martin Foley of St. Louis was cut
badly and died soon after reaching here.
William Bungle of Flint and James Smith
were severely injured. There is uo damage
to the train. _
Negroes Hinged for Arson.
Danville (Va.), Aug. 22.— George Early
and Bayard Woods (colored) were hanged
nt Rocky Mount, Franklin County, to-day
for arson committed in October last. The
negroes fired a large tobacco warehouse be
cause the owners tefused to allow General
Mahone to speak there.
Accident on a Gravity Boad.
Reading (Pa.), Aug. 22. — A runaway
car on the Mount Pennsylvania Gravity
Road, which ascends the mountain near
here, dashed down a five-mile declivity this
morning. Six were killed and many
Th,- Sugar Trust Troubles.
New York, Auk. 22,-Judge Uullen, in
the Supreme Court this morning, handed
down a decision granting the application
of Receiver Giay to be allowed to come iv
as a defendant in the Sugar Trust litiga
A Clergyman* Vacation.
New Tor.X, Aug. 22.— Rev: T. Y. Curtis
of San Francisco is here with his wife, en
route to Europe and Australia, for a six
C<! M>_..\-_i_l> i l.la.liU.YM-.
Buenos Aykes, Aug. 22.— Senor Vicente
Fidel Lopez, -Minister of Finance, and Gen
eral Lavalle, Minister of War. have re
Pittsburg, Aug. 22.— A ripple of excite
ment has been caused in tho neighborhood
of the coal center by the announcement
that gold has been discovered on the out
skirts of the Maple Creek field.
Washington, Auk. 22. -Governor Ferry
has telegraphed Superintendent or tor,
asking if the Legislature could have
the Washington census returns tabulated
by counties, wards aud precincts ny Sep
tember Ist. The Census Department is now
at work on tlie tabulation by wards and
precincts, aud expects to have llieiu ready
by the dato named.
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Ths Australian Strike.
Melbourne, Aug. 22.— At a meeting of
400 employers yesterday it was resolved to
support the ship-owners against the strik
ers. The employers in the capitals of other
Australian colonies are about to make
similar declarations. In consequence of the
strike the prices of coal, sugar and pro
visions are rapidly advancing. -•/;*- ;-^v
PRICE FIVE CENTS,
THE MONEY MARKET.
High Rates of Interest Demanded— Gold
Shipment From Europe.
New York, Aug. Money Is tight at
y*, per cent per day and interest.
The flurry in the money market con
tinues. Among the reports afloat are the
following: A large sum of money is on the
way here to relieve the stringency from
Montreal. It is also reported by the Even
ing Telegram that 53,000,000 In gold has
been ordered from England, and another
move designed to relieve the stringency of
the money market will come from tlio Di
rector of the Mint, who has instructed
that an advance be made on silver bars as
soon as received in order to relieve tha
market. This action will clear over 51,000,
--000 Immediately. It is now reported that
on 'Change yesterday one prominent firm
loaned 51,500,000 at 30 to 70 per cent, and,
according to traders In the room, 55,000,000
might have been put out at a higher rate, 8
There was an enormous crowd of brokers
In the Stock Exchange at the opening, ar
ranging for a renewal of their loans. Tho
renewals were nearly all made at 6 per cent
per annum, with a premium of 14 per cent
added, but as the loans made to-day carry
the brokers over until Mouday, the premi
um does net make the rate nearly so
high as yesterday. Toward noon three
eighths premium and Interest were paid,
but the urgent demand was easily supplied
and the rate fell off In the afternoon.
Money is comparatively easy, and a hope
ful leelitig prevails. London houses are
liberal buyers of stocks. It ls reported
that Secretary Witidoni is In the city and
would confer with the bankers, but no con
ference was held. The general belief is,
however, the last circular of the Treasury
assured easy money after September Ist
and that the danger line is passed.
The Evening Post figures out that the
cause for the money stringency arose after
July Ist. It says tire statistics for this port
alone show an increase of imports for July
and the first two weeks of August of 89,
--831,224, while the exports fell off enough to
make a loss of 813,000,000. Theu during the
same period there were exports of 812,000,
--.000 in gold against 85.000,000 for the cor
responding six weeks in IBt_9. These facts
caused the stringency. .
. Washington, Aug. 22.— The amount of
silver purchased to-day was as follows:
100,000 ounces at 119.3; 100,000 ounces at
119.4, aud 150,000 ounces at 119. 3.
The Consular Conference.
Berlin, Aug. 22.— The Frankford Gazette
publishes an official statement from tha
Committee of United States Consuls-Gen
eral who recently held a meeting iv Paris,
In which a denial ls given to the report that
the Paris Conference declared In favor of
tbe modification or a mild application of
the provisions of the McKinley Tariff Bill.
The Consular Convention, tho committee
says, had no authority and no desire to seek
to modify the law, and its only purpose was
to secure a uniform interpretation and a
firm and equitable enforcement of tbe
measure, to guarantee lawful protection for
legitimate European trade with America.
The 'World's Wheat Crop.
Pestb, Aug. 22. — Statistics gathered by
the Hungarian Minister of Agriculture
place the wheat harvest of the world at
775,000.000 hectolitres and the quantity re
quired by importing countries at 123,000,000
hectolitres. The total quantity available
to meet import demands is estimated at
1-18,000,000 hectolitres. The Minister of
Agriculture lays stress upon the fact that
owing to the small quantity of stored grain
tbe surplus is small as compared with the
Crops Injured by Frost.
Montreal, Aug. 22.— A cipher dispatch
received to-day from Manitoba by a leading
broker, stated that frost bad prevailed over
the whole province of Manitoba and tin
Territories and that about 75 per cent of
the crop bad been injured more or less
severely. The general opinion here Is that
estimates of the extent of the damage must
be purely conjectural as yet.
* Ontario's Wh-at Yield.
Toronto, Aug. 22.— The Department of
Agriculture has issued a bulletin, in who.
the estimated yield of wheat exceeds that o '
last year by 57,000,000 bushels. Fall whea.
through most of Western Ontario is unusu
ally hue, and spring wheat will probably
be better than fair. Barley is light.
Spread of Cholera.
Madrid, Aug. 22.— Cholera is spreading
steadily along the Mediterranean north tc
Valencia, where there are in the neighbor
hood of twelve new cities daily. The dis
ease has appeared in several villages In the
province of Toledo.
A Steamer Sank.
St. Mazarine, Aug. 22. —The French
steamer Amerique to-day ran down aid
sank the English steamer lied Rock off this
port. Three persons were drowued. .
A Hungarian Town Burned. -vt
Vienna, Aug. 22.— The town of San .
near Oedenburg. Hungary, was burned t>
day. Nine lives were lost.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
The King of Italy wants to be Eiupenr,
too, aud thinks of making himself
"Emperor of Erythrea and Eastern Africa."
on the strength of bis protectorate '/
Abyssinia aud some colonies on the Kid
Mrs. Davis, wife of tho Minnesota Sen
ator, is oue ol those who go to extremes la
the fad for black. All her undergarments,
as well as the sheets and draperies of bee
bed, are black.
John F. Plummet 1 of New York, who
failed on March 19th last, for neaily
$1,000,000, is now, i: is said, in tlie employ
of a syndicate of capitalists operating rail- .
roads iv the far Northwest.
Captain Jack Crawford, the "poet scout,"
is now in the employ of the Government as
a special agent to suppress illicit whisky
selling among the Indians. He still wears
his golden locks flying from uuder a light
felt hat of enormous dimensions.
Ferry of Michigan denies that he wants
to go back to the Senate. State Chairman
Michener of Indiana is supposed to be
looking forward to the day when the Re
publicans will control the State Legislature
and elect him United States Senator.
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