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VOLUME LXX-NO. 64.
DRUNKEN FIENDS. A Family of Seven Cruelly Pnt to Death. Bloody Work cf a Mob of Railroad Laborers in Kentucky,. Two Persons Fatally Shot and flnolher Dangeroufly Woiuded at a Dance In a Mountain Town. Fr«l:-"° The Monsi.vo C*t,i LortSVn.i.K, Aug. 2.— A Courier-Journal •pecial frcm Cull-ttsbureh, Ky., says: In Wayne County Friday night a Air. Brotn field, bis wife and five children were mur dered by a party of Ilalian railroad labor ers. The Italians were employed on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Friday Bight abcut fifty of them cot drunk. Going to the home of Bromfiold, who was reported toliave niiiehn onry, they demanded admit tance. AVith rails and cluls they began the •Mack. Bromfield ar.d his two half-grown «ons made a brave defense, but seem to Dave had uo arms. Their assailants broke in the doors and windows and put ISromfield and the boys to death with clubs. They then cut their throats and stabbed them repeatedly. Then they seized the wife and two young chil dren and pot them to death. After searching the place for valuables they burned the house to the ground. It is said that enemies of Bromfield incited the Italians to commit the murder. TERRIBLE TIiAGKDJ. A Touch Creates a Disturbance, During Which Two Persons Are Killed. Dckanco (Colo.), Aug. 2.— At a ball In the Blue Mountains, July 24th, a terrible tragedy occurred. A tough character named Tom Roach insisted on dancing. He was drunk and was armed with a knife and a six-shooter. He was told that the sets were all full and was requested not to Interfere with the persons already on the floor, but be declared that ha would dance and took hold of a gentleman' aDd attempted tore remove him. This was resented and the parties became engaged in a scuffle, when a young man named Frank Hyde attempted to end the disturbance. Roach, turning on Hyde viciously stabbed him with his knife, inflicting dangerous wounds. Roach left the room, but continued to act jn a disorderly manner. A cowboy named BiUie McCord tried to pacify Roach by going out and talking to him. Tills seemed to enrage him more, than evpr, find, drawing his revolver, lie killed liet'ord. By this time the excitement was becoming Intense, and as no one was armed the people were almost panic-stricken. A boy slipped away to a bouse near by. and securing 11 Winchester rifle, returned, took aim and fired, but missed Roach and killed Airs. Walton, an estimable women, living in the com hi unity. By this time consternation seized upon all and tenor reigned supreme. In the excitement Roach left tl;a place, since which time be has not been seen. The en tire community Is searching for him. Much sorrow is felt for the death of Mr-. Walton and MeCord, both of whom were well known and respected. — --^ KAIHEII AMBIGUOUS. Jndge Hammond Endeavors to Reconcile Two Conflicting Laws. Memphis, Aug. 2.— District United States Judge Hammond has handed down his de rision in the now famous case of R. M. King, the Seventh Day Adventist, who was convicted years ago of Sabbath-breaking by plovrlne on Sunday. The State Supreme Conrt affirmed the sentence and then the Adveuihts and National Secular Associa tion took up the cafe, engaging Don Dickin son as counsel to argue it before the Fed eral Court. By Judge Hammond's decision the de fendant is re inandcd back to the custody of the Sheriff to serve out his sentence. The decision I- based as much on the constitu tionality of the Sabbath clause as upon lie fact that King was convicted under a due process of the Tennessee law, anl that it is not in the province of the Federal Court to review the case. Judge Hammond iu!e*. however, that if man lias set Sunday apart in due form by his law for rest, it must be obeyed as man's law if not as God's law. • NATIONAL. PitEJCDICE. Slavs and Hungarians Indulge in a Disgrace ful How. HClf.vki.ant>. Auk. 2.— There were lively times nt St. Lodislas Catholic Church to day. The congregation is made ur> of Hun garians and Slsy, about evenly divided, aud there has been great rivalry between the two nationalities. Finally the priest. Father Maratouve, decided to held a service for the Slavs in the morning and for the liuugari ans in the afternoon. This morning the Hungarians wished to dedicate Vanner, and the priest gave them half the service. Wben the Hunsarians left the chuck they created a disturbance outside. The Slavs went out and druve the Hungarians from the church-yard, usins clubs and paving ■tones. The b.ittle was In progress when the police arrived and put a stop to hosiili ties. It was necessary to take the priest borne under a police escort. Xo one was seriously hurt, but there is great excitement TERBIBIiB SCOURGE. A Worm Destroying the Hemlock Forests of New York Rnd Pennsylvania. Bradfoiid (Pa.), Auk. 2.— Potter County is alarmed, and with good cause, over tho ravages of a worm that is destroying the foliage and killing off the hemlock timber. A remarkable scene Is presented in the choppings where the bark-peelers aro at work. The worms are swarming about by millions, while on all of the trees from Condenpon to Port Allegheny, miles and miles of trees are taming brown, and ruin Is threatened in the vast lumber interests of that section. A crisis confronts tho Whole population of the entire hemlock region of New York and Pennsylvania, as the worm is steadily spreading, and owing to their gieat numbers arc working destruction With inconceivable rapidity. A BIG- tVi;.\T. The Garfield Park Eacing Club Hakes Up a Big Purse. Chicago, Aug. 2.— The managers of tlie Garfield Park Racing Club have decided to make up a $10,000 purse, which wil be run for on August 22d. It is an annual ove:it and it has been given Hie name of the "Great Garfield Stake." The entries will citiae August Bth. The following are probable starU-rs: Teiitiy. Longstreet, Kingston, Eon, Han Chief, Kiogman, Proctor Knott, Mnrion C, Verge U or Raciu", Michael and DonUelin. George V. Bankms, oue of the club's manaycif, went East to-tiny to fur ther perfect the arrangements. He expects to return with tl:e entiles of most or all of the Eastern crack?. ANOTHEI4 STIUKE. Straggle Between Window-Glass Manufactur en end Employes. Pittbbcro. Aug. 2.-A bitter struggle between tlie window-glass manufacturers and their employes seems inevitable. The workers' scale demands an Increase of 8 per cent in the wages of gatherers, and that no cutters shall carry out glass, while the man ufacturers ask for an all around reduction of 10 per cent, to equalize wages with tho northern district- Both bides are firm and return to make any concessions. A shut down will affect about 6000 employes. BURSTING ITS BANKS. The Missouri Biver Changing Its Channel and Damaging Sailro&d Tracks. Kansas City, Aug. 2.— There is trouble •t the confluence of the Missouri and Blue Bivers, east of this city., The Missouri it The Morning Call. is on a rrmpoge. The channel Is chancing snd ehting away the bank next to the Mis souri Pacific tracks at a rauid rate. The tracks for a distance of 500 feet are in seri ous danger of. being washed away. It is (•.;•■! that the road will take immediate steps to protect the embankment. The cost of the work will reach between $50,000 and $100,000. MYSTEIUOUS MURDER. Ths Body of a Pretty Young Woman Found in a Swamp. Glenpale (L. I.), Aug. 2.— To add to Long Island's already lons list of crimes, another mysterious murder was revealed In this village to-day that will proba bly, like many others, never be solved. 'Ihe victim this time is a pretty younn woman about 20 years of age, with dark hair and eyes and of petite figure. The horrible crime was discovered this morn ing by r man tricking blackberries in the swamps. The body was found near a new dwelling in course of construction. Marks of liuner a-ui thumb nails o;i the throat ol Ihe girl left no doubt that sho had bee:i murdered by being choked. Tho neck bore five abrasions, and on the left Bide of the throat th« nails of four fingers had cut into it, and the thumb - nail had penetrated tho skin on the right side. The vital organs were in their normal con dition. The clothing of the gill was in per fect order when the body was discovered, and there was nothing to indicate that any struggle hna taken ulnce. II indreds saw the dead girl to-day, but none knew her. FAVORABLE! PUOSPKCIS. The Ccoper-Hcwitt Corporation Stock in the. English Market New York, Am. The World says that it has been known to a few people in Wall street for several days that Cooper, Hewitt & Co. were about to turn their interests over to a stock company, and that shares were to be flooded on the English market. The Cooper- corpora tion lias been launched in London under most favorable auspices, and efforts are making to dispose of shares unon a valuation which it is thought will make the venture a success. Neither tbenamc, of ex-Mayor Cooper nor ex-Mayor Hewitt appears among the directors. Among the Americaus on the board of trie new cor poration the name of John W. Mackay ap pears with that of Senator Jones, while sev eral of their English colleagues are men of equal responsibility. DIS DEBAR KEDIVIVUS. The Old Lady Comes to Life and Resumes Her Tricks. Bostox. Auc. 2.— Anu Odella Dis Debar, or her double, has been operating in Boston on substantially the sp.ino lines as thoso in which she gained notoriety in New York. Dis Debar disappeared from New York early last April, leaving word that sh". in temlea to commit suicide. About April I4'.h a woman answering her description in every particular appeared in Bcs'.i.n and hired clienp lodging* in Tremout street. She sudd- nly loft town yesterday. Sbe went by the name of Eleanor Morgan, and talked a eot-d denl about the Theoiopbieal buciety, aDd pretended Uiat she would se cure money from Senator Stanford for a temple and a newspaper. Delaware and Maryland Peaches. Wilmington, Aug. The crop of peaches in Delaware and Maryland will not exceed 3,000,000 lia«kels*. This is 1,000,000 baskets less than was estimated six weeks ago. The. principal cause of this falling off Is the spread of "yellows," but near Milford the crop has been mined by trust. Thei dure Towesend, editor of the Milfurd Chronicle, offered t .■ sell his entire crop from 0000 trees for 31. Ho will get twelve basket*. Charles t. Gcodwits Killed. New STOCK, Aug. 2.— diaries E. Good win, the sporting man, was shot to-ni^ht by Bertram Webster, Roother snort, in the I'ereivnl Apartment House in Forty-second street, and will die. The police believe that Goodwin, who i-> a bachelor, lif.s been pay- Ing improper attention to Mr*. WeDster. DRIVEN FROM WORK. Employes Forced to Leave an Omaha Smelting Works by a Mob. Omaha, Aug. 2.— The trouble at the Omaha and Grant Smelting Works over the eight hours a day law took on a more seri ous aspect to-day. The men have been working eleven and twelve hour shifts, and have many times agitated the question of shifts of eight hours each. When the eight hour law went into effect Saturday the company demanded the men to sign con tracts binding tlicm to work the same hours for the same pay as before. The men not willing to do this were asked to report at the main office of the company. Several did so repoit and were promptly discharged. Tills created much dissatisfaction, and al! last eight rnu'.terings of discontent were heard. A strong force of police was put on guard At the works and trouble was averted at that time. At 7 o'clock to-night tl.e day shift men-as sembled at a hall in "liohemiautown" and there, in Bohemia, Polish and other foreign tongue?, discussed the question. When liquor and oratory had sufficiently aroused the men, they marched in a body to the works and drove the men from the iur naces and other parts of the building. The police there could not do anything with the mob. By 1 o'clock this morning everything wan quiet and all the men quit work and left the place. Ho one was injured, though tho mob at one time threatened the reporters with violence. The fires in the furnaces were left to take care of themselves and many of the cupolas will be chilled. ESCAPADE OF A MOXKEY. Di Itch Insane in a Kirn.? Museum, She Seekn to Save Hex Child. Just at a time when Mnriison and Clark streets wire tilled with pedestrians and ve hicles a laige, wild-eyed uonkey carrying her child in her arms bounded out til a window of Kohl & liidtfleton's museum and begun making faces at the people below. About the same time an employe in the mu seum crawled out of another window look- Ing as scared- as the monkey. The animal bounded away in alarm, Sha clutched a huge set of sign teeth with one -toot mid then with a leap caught a telegri'pli wire with her tail. Still s amperlng before the ravage-looking man who pursued her she finally Hung herself ou the roof of the build inK where she sat trembling ami blinking in the hot sun. A gnat crowd of people gath ered to see the capture. Policemen ban to hit fomo beads In order to cut a line for horse-car*. It was not lon* before the em ploye, looking even mom <!esp late than be fore, climbed i ut of the skylight in me roof and began to steal upon the monkey. Hut lie wasn't much of a monkey. stalker, for the beast heard him coming and leaped from the roof with the baby still clutched in her arms. In her plunge the monkey caught the rope of nn awniug ami then leaped iutu »ii oji«u win dow of an adjoining building. Tile employe leaned over the cornice of the museum. The crowd jeered and made a monkey of him. But he continued th« chase. ll« had a hag now, and whan he ran up the stairs of the Doming Hotel he clapped it over the little animal and her baby and dragged them back to the museum. The monkey came to town on Tuesday from New York. It Is probable that she was driven temporarily Insane either by the pounding of the piano-player or by the voice of the lecturer. At any rate, she was deteimed ts sate her child.—Chi cago Herald. . Credit Where It In Due. Various Items in the English papers claiming for Lady Colin Ca:npbi-ll the credit of giving an out-door performance of "As You Like It" for the first time has caused considerable comment in this city nmoug actors nud managers. It is alleiztni that the first performance was given in 1884. Yes terday A I JliiyMi.in, the ban Francisco the atrical manager, s.iid: "The English papers are. all wrong. The people on the Pacillc Coast claim the honnr of originating that idea. It was in 1882 when the Buheminn Club gave its first out of-door performance. "As You Like It" was the piece, and Joseph K. (jrismer. the actor, had charge of it. The piece was given on the .Russian Hirer; and was one of the most successful things of its kind ever seen. The English vapeis copied a description of the uerlormancc, and I imagine It was iv that way Lady Colin Campbell heard of it.— >ew York Telegram. A Brnoklyo newsman was recently robbed ol his entire Block of S.mday newspapers at o:30 o clock iv the uioruiug. SAN FRANCISCO. MONDAY MORNING. AUGUST 3. 1891-EIGHT PAGES. FRAME AND RUSSIA. Rumor That a Treaty Has Been Approved and Signed. A London Newspaper Scouts the Idea of , a Regular Alliance. - Parnell's Address at an Enthusiastic Heeling In Tnnrles— Policy Unchanged. Distrust or Liberals. Special to The Mornino Cai.t. Loxdon, Aug. 2.— The Times St. Peters burg correspondent records a rumor that the Czar has already approved and the Ministers have signed tlio draft of the treaty brought to Russia by Admiral Gervais of the French squadron. The Standard's Vienna correspondent scouts tlio idea of a regular alliance be tween France and Russia, hut thinks Ad miral Gervais discussed will) Russian offi cials the details of a possible co-operation on the part of Russian and French fleets. The correspondent points out that it would be impossible for the large Iron-clads to pass directly through the Sound into the Baltic. Admiral Gervais found he had to take the route of the Great Belt and pass the Gulf of Mecklenburg. This in time of war would expose a fleet desiriug to assist Russia, or the Russian vessels wanting to attack the German coast, to an encounter with a Ger man licet in Kiel Bay. FARNKL.L.S I'OMCY. Address at an Enthusiastic Meeting of Ad mirers in Tharles. Dublin, Aug. 2.— There were triumphal arches in the street of Thurles to-day and numerous buildings were decked with flags and evergreens, because of n l'arnt'llite meeting held there, which wus enthusiastic and largely attended, rarnell's hearers were, however, chiefly from the niral dis tricts. As Farr.ell was driving to the place of meeting, his horses were detached from the carriage by men in the crowd and the people dragged tho Vehicle to the market square. In hi* speech Mr. Panel] reaffirmed hi.- distrust of the Liberals and .said his policy would not chance. He would keep his hands unfettered until it was seen how the Liberals fulfilled their charge. He would warn Dillon and O'Brien that they were following a dangerous course In trust ing in Gladstone. IN BISXd.UCK'B HONOU. Projected Grand Demonstration and Presenta tion by German Students. Berlin, Aug. '.!.— A week from Monday a deputation from the German "universities and high schools will make a grand demonstration in Bismarck's honor .In Kisslcgen, and will give liiui a gold cup in the name of all the German stu dents. Early in the afternoon eighty stu dents,, in full corps regalia ami with two bands, will march under their club stand ards through Kissingeu and to the upper springs. They will halt oil the lawn before Bismarck's residence, present the cup and listen to the speech of acceptance; from the ex-Onaucellor. The demonstration will Include a theater partyaml a bull at the Casino, after which the festivities will be Deluded with an in formal banquet. SAMSBL'HY KtPKOACHED. Accused by O'Brien of Taking Advantage of a Legal Technicality. London, Auk. 2.— A letter from William O'Brien is published, in which the writer, referring to his beiug adjudicated a bank rupt, reproaches Lord Salisbury for "taking advantage of a technicality" to drivi 1 him out of public life and prevent him fcpjpt aiing to the House of Lords. In conclusion, O'Brien offers to subinii the matter lo the arbitration of any three members of the House of Commons Lord Salisbury himself may select, and will abide by their deciß ion. Fears for Emiu Faiha's Safety. Berlin, Aug. 2.— Some alarm and much anxiety are fell for Emit) Pasha's safely. The Vossische Zeitung announce* that Kurt Khlerf, in Zanzibar, has received from Etnin a letter dated at Ki.iii, on February 4t!i, ill which the explurer said that be hoped to reach Tnngaiivka at the end of April. Since then nothing has been heard from him, and rumors of battles have been repeatedly received along the coast. The Sultan's Aiia'ents. Bebltst, Aug. 2.— Or. Kinder, the famous specialist in tho treatment of rheumatism, has left bis home in Lubeck for Stamboul, where he will endeavor to relieve the Sultau of his ailments. B-.-sides suffering from boils the Sultan is constantly racked by severe paius in the thighs and Joints so that his sleep and appetite have been seriously disturbed. Emperor William on the Imperial Yacht. BXKLrjr, Aug. 2.— A dispatch from Dron thetm says Emperor William tn-day con ducted divine service on board the Imperial steam yacht Holu-nzollern. Later in the day the llnhenzoiluru sailed from Dron theini .southward. Emperor William has so far recovered from the effects of his recent fall that ho will soou be permitted to walk. Russian Jews at Hamburg. Berlin, Aug. 2. — Fifty-four hundred Russian Jews arrived at Hamburg last week. __^_ IB A POISONED CAVE. The Sad Knfllng of a Colorado Flrasurn J'arty— Ovelcoine by Gu. A pleasure party bad a very sad ending here. Ou the opposite side of the Djlo res lii\er is a cave that has barn known for years ns the Poison Cave. From some source there is a tlow of carbonic acid ga?, which lies In a layer a foot thick on the floor of ihe cave. The place is looked upon as a great natural curiosity aud Is frequently visited by pleasure parties. There li.is been do case known of v. here a human being has lost his life in the cave, but many instances nre told of does be coming aspnyxiatcd aud dying by go ing iulo Ihe deadly gas. A party of three young Indies aud three fotinf men weut to the cave. There appeared to bo an extra heavy charge of the gas generated, for whenever id; of them stooped over a little tliey ciuilci feel the effects of tho poison in the air. No thought of danger was at tached to the fact, however, aud tho parti proceeded to the cud of the cave and stopped for a while nb.tit one hundred feet from the entrance. On the return Miss Carrie Neal was In the rear, and when the others reached the mouth of the cave she was not with them. The young men hur ried back and found her lying ou the ground about fifty feet from the entrance. Mm wa3 carried to the outer air and a physician hur riedly called, but she could not be revived. .She lived for about two hours and then died. It is surmised that she Btooped forward or stumbled mid before she could recover her self was overcome by tho gas and lost con sciousness. Frank Howard was badly pois oned In the effort to briua her out. but prompt attention caved.his life. Miss Noal was one uf the most prominent young ladies heie and had made many trips to the cave-, before the present one.— Kico (Colo.) special to Fort Worth Gazette. He Wat Iv Mu«!c Up to Ills N"cclr. "I passed « musical evening in my room last night," said a icctitleiuiin on his way downtown ye.iti-rday morning, "'there's uo use talking, music and iii(,oiiliglit «o to gether as natural as hut' and tiuiniiiy or possum and potatoes'. I was sitting at my window keeping cool. In the pretty yard ol my next-door neighbor his daughters were entertaining their beaux, and they sang quartet* iv a low, murmuring, 'ask I'apa sort of way. Across the street some bouy apuaruutly had a mortgage ou a piauo and Pas fureclosing It against its own pro test. Down va our fr.mt steps a group of little boys were gathered about another lit tle boy who 'had a mouth-harmonica with which lie was announcing, musically, that he had been 'comrades ever since they were boys.' At a stable-door t.i the alley a negro coachman sat with his guitar, picking win ners right straight along. All this, you know, was 'linked sweetness long drawn out" through the whole evening. And just as I was preparing to retire with my soul calmed by such a bnth nf harmony, a car riage-party from the Kuss-street annex whirled by singing 'A Flower From My AngM Mother's Grave.' And before I got to sleep ihe policemnn of my block passed under my window whistling Tome. Where Jly Love Lies Dreaming.' On. I tell you, I was in music up to my neck last night I"— Fort Worth Gaz-tte. CHILE AT THE FAIR. Encouraging Prospects cf a Large and Attrac:i?e Exhibit Washington-, Aug. — Lieutenant Bar low, Special Commissioner of the Latin- American departments, now in Chile in the interest of the World's Fair, writes in very enctrurasing terms of the progress he is making. He says the revolution is not in terfering in any material degree with the preparations fur ttie exhibition from that country for the Chicago exposition. Gov ernment Commissioners have been ap pointed and organized. The nitrate com pnuies have asked for plenty of space for a large display, and twenty-five different wine manufacturers 1 aye united for a joint exhibit, while the- exhibition of minerals promises to be something unprecedented, AX HISTORIC CONTEST, The Committee on Foreign Exhibits of the World's Columbian Exposi'ion has rec ommended the erection at Jackson Park, in Chicago, of an exact reproduction of the old Convent of La Kabida at Palos, Spain. It will be remembered that this is 1 more closely associated with the life of Columbus than any other building in the world. It was here he applied for bread and water for Ins child, and was furnished Midler for two years while developing the theory of the western passage to the indie-. He there, too. always found a hospital and comfort able refuge in the days of ills trouble and anxiety. It is proposed to make the repro duction exact. CUBA SUGAR. Total Production and Exports for the Last Ten Years. Washington, Aug. 2.— The Bureau of. American Republics has issued Carelully prepared statistics of the sugar industry of Cuba for the last ten years, showing the total production of sugar and molasses in tons to be cs follows: 18EG, 918,707; ISB7, 700,593; 1888, 814,010; 1889. GGI,GSO: 1890, 7l>^,r>i.s. The exports from all potts of Cul>a nt sugar and molasses during the game period have been over 90 per cent to the United States. The balance went in very small proportions to England, Fiance and other European countries. The bureau has information that there lias Just been regis tered iv Glasgow a new cnininerci.il under taking railed the Sugar Trading anil Fi nance. Company, with a capital of $250,000, in £50 shaier 1 , the object of which is to buy anil sell sugar ana other produce, and to establish agencies in the West indies for that purpose. .-. ■ '. CBINESG CKKIU-'ICATES. Instructions to Collectors of Customs at Forts of Entry. WASnntGTOH, Aiu. -.— Tim Secretary of the Treasury baa issued a circular to cus toms officers promulgating the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Wan Shlng, and saying that under this decision all Chinese, not laborers, now resident in the United States, who may de sire to visit China or oilier countries urn) re turn to tho United stales, will be reqnireO to present at the port of first ariival in the United States as a condition precedent to landing, a certificate provided for by-Sec tion 601 the act approved May G, 1882, as amended by an act approved July 3,1884. Collectors of customs at the ports where Chinese arrive are Instructed to cancel these certificates and. register them. KIPLING AM) HOWELLS. A Man Heard a Story anil Thought It Was Told by Kipling to How ells. A man with a slight retrousse nose, wea r iDg spectacles nud n small grayish black mustache, sat in Hie corridor of an uptown hotel lecentlj-, talking earnestly to a man who resembled the novelist William Dean Howelis, One or two men seated near coul.l hear the conversation, and its tenor lid to a case of mistaken identity. The retrousse nose man was tellins the following story: - "After staying a few days In .Simla we visited a noted Maharajah not far from the Upper Ganges Itiver. In order to reach his bunjialow we had to cross a small .-treain filled with large alligators. When we leached the stream we found a drummer for an English grocery linn with fifteen canvas hams, taking them to the Maharajah, as a present. The drummer was an ex-English army officer, and was cashiered for Insuoor diuatlon, but that is another story. A small boat was rowed across the stream to take us over. The ferryman was a Seuoy who was at the siege ot Lucknow, and was con demned to be blown from thu cannon's mouth, but why he was not is another story. Our horses had to swim thu stream. The hams were placed in the rear of the boat in a bunch, and in going across a sudden lurch precipitated them overboard in mid-stream. That drummer swore llko a trooper at the Sepoy and came near capsizing the boat. I was so well entertained by Ilia sereno High ness, tliu Maharajah, that when he invited me to return in future 1 readily con sented, Three jvars, however, passed before 1 went to see his Highness again. I crossed the little stream and noticed a large school of alligators, lend by one near ly eighteen fi:i>t long. The old Sepoy wail no longer the ferryman, the curses of tho drummer having caused him to give up the occupation. The drummer met him several years afterward at a durbar and came near losing his life, but that is another story. 1 was fond of hunting in those day* and hal my rifle witti me. One day I obtained the Maharajah's consent to kill the big alliga tor. Alter two days of waiting 1 got a lair shot at the monster and killed It when the servants of his Highness cut open the alliga tor they tound inside the fifteen hams the drummer had lost 111 the stream three years previously, in an excelientstateof (.reserva tion, and when the hams were carried to his Ilmhne-s he— but that is another story." Tho man who locked like Dean Howclls smiled and said : "The story Is fine, but it lias.tco much plot. It is too flippant, and not realistic enough." Then one of the men who overheard the above arose and went hurriedly to a group of polhieiims and said: Thai man over therewith the luiu-up nose is Kudyard Kiphnc, tho novelist." "How do you know?" several askod. 'Well, I heard him relate an incident, and every few sentences lie would say: Bo t that reminds me of another story.' No one but Kti ling could uso that expres sion bo timely." It became necessary to explain to the politicians that Kip line was an English novelist and story writer, traveling in this country incog., be cause he did not want to be interviewed about his letter on Chicteo several years ago to a paper in India. bile this was goin? on the man who talked like Kipling writes and the man who looked like William Dean llowell'a photograph walked out and were seen no more.— Y. Mail and Express. A Curious I t . ..| v of Nature. Lake George has a natural curiosity which few people appieciate. About a luilo noulh of Calilwull, in a fji-10, is one of the largest liules that any one has ever seen. It was started a good ninny years ago by heavy rains and has continued to expand until it is s»le to say that several of the largest hotels could be deposited in it, leaving room for a number of other buildings uf no small dimensions. The washouts have carried the earth into the lowlauds smd ..scattered it abroad and the cave lias swallowed up trees nud portions of fences in its course, burying them or carrying them away. Eacli year the liolh grows Uttgrr and tlie question la where it may rea'jh to in years to come. It is a sight worth a tramp over the lields to see and should be installed as one of the curious attractions of Lake George.— Ex. A Sftaslns Tenmitor. Charles Swift, a teamster, lias been miss ; ing from lib boarding-house on Bay and Mason streets since Friday morning last. < lit' lias been very despondent of late, owing lil-heaiih. Swill is about 40 years of age, dark hair and mustache. 5 fret 8 inches tali, and when : but seen wore a dark coat and brown trousers. • . t^; : ".<-i< A Philadelphia Irou man s:iys the busi ness lus uot beea so dull for tweuty years. THE GRAND ARMY. -Veterans Rapidly Assembling . " at Detroit. ; :y Greatest Reunion Predicted Since the Mem- : •■•;'/■ orable Washington EeYiew. ; / Candidates for Commander-in-chief— Project for a National Memorial to Coma Before the Encampment. Fr '< .:.i to Tine Übsmsra Oac.6. Deteoit, Aug. 2.— things considered, tliere stems to be every reason to believe that Hie Silver encampment will be just what has been prophesied and intended— greatest gathering of veterans since the wand review at the National Capital at the close of the war in 18C5. The Grand Army now Is at the zenith of Its glory. It has Brown gradually to its present dimensions, and in a lew yenrs will coins the time when the number of recruits can no longer equal the number of comrades mustered out, and the Twenty-fifth National Encampment is likely logo down to posterity as the banner 'encampment in the history of the organiza tion. Trains and boats have been arriving all day loaded with delegates, who, as they ar rive, are being quickly button-holed by friends of the different candidates for Com mander-iu-Chief. Following are the prin cipal candidates: General H. A. .Baraum of York, General John Palmer of Al bany, General Ira M. Hedges of Haver straw, S. V., Judge S. 11. Hurst ot Ohio, Charles P. Lincoln of Michigan, General A. G. Weissert of Wisconsin, W. K. Smedberg of California. It Is thought now that Wash ington will secure' thu encampment for 1802, while iv 18'J3 Chicago will secure the prize. Chicago, Aug. 2.— The hotels in.this city are swarming to-day with members of the G. A. K. en route to Detroit. Ex-Governor Oglesby was among '.he number. ' Governor Ogleshy is one of a very important commit tee of three Grand Army men who have taken iv charge the matter of building a great na tional G. A. K. memorial hall at Decatur^ 111. "The Grand Army will be a thing of the i ast before many years." said Governor Ojjleshy to-day, "and this memorial hall at Decatuf Is intended to be used to keep mementoes of the war and evidences of I the work of the Giaud Army of the Republic. The cost of the building wilt be about $250, --000. and it will requite a large sum to main tain the institution. Funds are t.i be raised by voluntary contributions purely. Ways and means will be considered at the con) encampment." - •■•....:-*- CUL'UCH TROOBLSSk A Minister Arrested on an Infamous Charge and Gives Bail. Bostox, Aug. 2.— For BOine time past there lias been trouble in the Twelfth Bap tist Clmrcli (colored). The church lias been without a pastor several months ana a call on behalf ol a portion of the members was recently extended to Henry 11. Harris, their former pastor. Mr. Harris has been resting under a criminal charge, and owing to this fact there was a strong element in the church opposed to his becoming their pastor. It was announced, he would preach to-day and '..lie opposing faction was bound, if possible, to prevent him. About 3 o'clock this morn ing as one of Harris' men was passing tlio church lie noticed a licht within and quickly summoning eight or ten friends, In cluding the sexton, they effected nn entrance, where seven auti-llairis men were found busily engaged nailing and boarding up the doors and windows, while a large placard hud been prepared nnnonuciug Unit, the church would lie closed until September. After a long discussion th« anti-Harris party was ejected from the building. This forenoon, however, one of their number swore out a warrant charging Harris with a grave criminal effense," with a view to preventing his appearance In the pulpit to-day. Mr. Harris, learning of this action, went to the police station, where the warrant was read to him, and he was re leased at once on gio.oool'ail. Accompanied by a special officer, he then proceeded to tho church, where he preached a strong ser mon, unking only an incidental allusion to nil troubles. Altogether the situation is decidedly interesting, and tho Ilarrlsites seem at present to bo on top. Clearing-HonEe Statement. Boston, Aug. 2.— Clearings: New York, $515,947,000, decrease l'J.7; Boston, 882,755, --000, decrease 14.5; Chicago, $78,101,000, in crease 9.5; Philadelphia, j?."l. 897,000, de crease 18.1); St. .Louis, 520,70!>,000, de crease 1.3; San Francisco, 517,8'J8,000, decreaso 4.2; Baltimore, $13,273,000, de crease 3.7; Cincinnati. $10,7'.)3,ti00, de crease. 1.8; Pittebnnt, sii.too.ooo, decrease 23.1: Minneapolis, $4,830\000, increase 0.1 ; Omaha, £3,!i4<\000, decrease 12.7; Denver, £3,7()4,0(Wi, decrease y:t.3: St. Paul, *4u667,000, decrease 13.8; Galveston, $2,2m.0m>, in crease 354.1: Portlaud. Oregon, £1.761,000, increase IO.O ; Salt Lake. $1,.".0X.W0, in crease 2.7; Seattle, £7.'Hi,000, decrease 30.9; Tacoma, S'J-S.uuO, increase 4.9; Los AiiKeles, SriMi.OUO, increase l. r >.B. Total clearings ot tlie lendinn cities nf the United States and Canada, S'J^s.IKM.OOO. decrease 14.8. Killed by Texas Steers. Arkansas City (Kirns.), Aug. 2.— Ucport has reached here from this Cherokee country that near tho Keosho Kiver four people were gored to death by Texas cattle. A woman and two little girls were first attacked and literally lorn to pieces, and a cowboy who attempted to resent) them was thrown from his bone and instantly killed. Secretary Shine's Health. Bar ilAKiioii (Me.), Aug. 2.— Secretary Elaine is steadily improving in health. Though seldom seen in the village, he takes varii us urives about the island and In dulges in long walks. Eacteru Weather. CHICAGO, Aug. 2.— Minimum and maxi mum temperatures: Chicago, G4° and l>0 o : Cincinnati, 7S° and 84°; New Orleans, 84° and B8 8 ; New York, 70° and 78°; .-it. Louis, 6ti° and 82°. Their l.vga lio On Forever. A discussion then arose at the corner book-store as to the evil effects of uiciodeon playiug upon the muscular and nervous sys tems. . ■ . _H was put in evidence that Brother Blatchford had played the meludccn so much in his earlier rears, and had operated the foot-pedals of his great organ so much of inter years that he now found it impos sible to keep his leg) in repose, his feet hav ing become so accustomed to motion that they now continually and involuntarily kept treading away. . It was said that it was possible to dis tinguish a Lynn girl by the same means, the girls living in Lynn havinc been brought up in the aline factories, where they operated sewing machines, becoming duly afflicted with un involuntary motion of their legs and feet, so that, even though they would lain appear in repose, they could never pos sibly refrain from that movement of their nether limbs, which gave to them an ap pearance of walking, even though they were kitting down. ■ . '■■ Ti.is curious affliction, it was recalled by Mr. Vay, had been alluded to by Dr. Holmes in one of his merry skits: - .v ■-•■.■:■ Or Yankee girls the ([lris of Lynn Are mill esteemed must clever; Their toneues may *oinet>iue3 cease their din, * ' But their legs go on forever. ' ' • — Eugene Field in Chicago News, Curious Bequest* In a Will. " Tim nmot n...;.. .. La ........ . 1.-» 1.-.. 1 -.. x iiu mugi curious unciiuiem mat nas neen filed at iht) Probate Office In many a week came Thur.-dity in the will of Laviaiu lifiyce of Weatlicld. Lewis F. ISoyce, her husband, receives the use and income of the real estate on the smith side of Orauge btreet, iv that town, but after his death th<j property is to bu divided in three parts by imaginary Hoes drawn from ihu fr jut to the back cf the lut H*>len E. Amsden, a daughter, is to have the we>terly third of tho place, one-third of the attic and cellar and three rooms on that side, of the house. Alice 11. Iloey, another daughter, gets the middle third vi the lot, the central third of the cellar and attic and the rooms on thu first flixrr not previously dis posed cf, while Wlliista L. Bnyce a sou, is to receive the easterly third of the'land, the remaining fraction oi the cellar ami attic and the rooms en the second story. He is granted the right to build a flight of steps on the outside of tl:e house, if he wishes, to rcacli his tenement. The instrument speci fies that all expenses to the house for out side rrjinir are to be borne propoitiouately by the three, while ench is to havo use of the insii'.o stairs and hallways as may be necessary in reaching the cellnr mul garret. In order t.i secure tt:i-i prize they must pay off a mortcage ot over 8700, in sums une qually dividey among them, and specified to exact cents.— Spriupfield Republican. RETURN OF ENCKE'S COMET. The Erratic Visitor Vary Close to the Path Already Predicted. Mount Hasiiltos; Ah?. «.— Professor Holiicn of the Lick Observatory sends the following important intelligence: The well known periodic comet -of E >eke was redis covered this morning at tho Lick Observa tory by E. E. Barnard. It is very faint, and is following' closely the path predicted for it by Dr. IJaeklund. The position of the comet at 3 hours, 47 minutes, 21 seconds, Mount Hamilton mean time, was right as cension 3 hours, 50 minutes and 21 seconds. E. S. Hoi.den. ' [This famous comet, whose periodic re turns have been verified by observation, re ceived the name of Eucke, the astronomer who first recognized it as having been observed in previous revolutions. It returns to its perihelion in 1208 days. Encke's comet, although its identity was not discov ered until 1818, had been frequently ob served, as in 1789, 1795, 1801 and 1805; and on thct,e occasions it. exhibited very different appearances', having been seen with and without a nucleus, and with and without a tail— circumstances which account for its having so long escaped being recognized as a regular attendant on the sun. In its re turn to its perihelion in 1803, 1812 and 1815 it escaped detection, but it reappeared in 1818, and ii was from the ob.-ervations of that year that Kucke computed the elliptic ele ments of its orbit. On its next return, in 1822, it was invisible in Europe, but it was observed at Paramatta, in New South Wales, daring the whole month of June, and the. lime of its perihelion passage was found to differ only about three hours from that previously computed by Eucke. During most of its returns since then it has been well observed.] MX. SOLARIS PEEIL. Severely liittrn by Two Louisiana Alli- Baton in the Poisd at Spanish I ort. 1 lie Impression prevails generally, princi pally among huniers and swamper? that the Louisiana alligator is .comparatively harm less as far as attacking a human being is concerned. If any one was to tell one that an alligator had attacked him ho would laugh, wink his eye nnd say, "fish story" or point with his linger to tv ilia cranium as if to impugn the mental faculties as well as the veracity of his speaker. That the alligator will attack a human being and that toe Louisiana species can be and li as savage as ritber the Florida-Sau vian, his fust cousin, the Egyptian crocodile or liis celestial relation the Indian Cay man, was amply demonstrated at Spanish Fort list Sunday, and the result was that a well-known citizen of this city, Mr. ISaptiste Solari of 7(i Camp street, came within an ac« of losing his left arm and hand. At Noyea' Etatauratit, at Spanish Fort, there is a large pond about three feet deep aud surmounted by a bi x or fence about live feet above the surface of the groand, so that a medium sized man most ascend one or two steps in order to secure a good view of the reptiles. In the pond are a number of young alli gators as well as several old ones, the latter being about seven or c-«ut fept in length. Last Sunday Mr. Solari was at Noyes" with a party- of friends, and in strolling through the grounds Mr. Solari approached the pond and mounting two steps coinmeucrd play ing with the young alligators, thrusting at them with his walkiug-cani*. The young alligators kept swimming around to get ou*. of reach of the cane, mid Mr. Solari moved around the fence in pur suit. Two monstrous big fellows in the aquarium eyed him respiciouslY as he walked around, turning slowly nnd keephig him directly in front of them and in full view. Mr. Solari slopped a moment, O'U- of the big fellows being on one fide and the second one on the other side of and in front of him. They occasionally gave vent to a snort, followed by a hissing noise, but he did not pay much attention to these demon strations of wrath on the part of their alli k'ntor.ships, feeling quite secure on his elevat ed position, so lar troin the water aud with a strong board fence between himself aud tlicin. As if actuated by a single impulse ami at the moment that Mr. Solari was least expecting it, the two alligators gave each a bound and sprung for him with jaws dis tended. H;s left arm grasping the cane was extended and both of them selected this ns the object of their attack. Mr. Solari sought to jerk his nrm out of reach of the reptiles' jaws, but lie did not succeed, for the hand encountered the npper row of sharp teeth of the larger allig:it< r and as the lower jaw (which, by tho way, U the one used by the Louisiana alligator in niiisticating or biting) closed upon Mr. Solaii'd hand, four of the lower teeth sunk into the flesh on the outer side <>; the hand Uelow the little fii.ger nnd inflicted four small deep punctures. Four upper teeth fastened 111 the back of his hand near the fore-finger, and in withdrawing it, which he did in a great hurry, four long scratches or cuts, two of them quite deep, were inflicted. Mr. Solari, though receiving painful wounds, which bled profusely, would not have es caped even this hail it not been fora very fortunate circumstance. The alligators, in leaping at him, came from opposite direc tion?, nnd both coming for a common object came into collision just as the teetli ot oue closed on the hand. Th« force of this collision in mid air was great and prevented the allf gator jtrasplae the hand and arm as lirnily as it would most probably have done but for the accilcnt. A physician was summoned and Mr. So laris wounds dressed, and since have been healing rapidly. Mr. Xoycs, upon being apprised of the accident, expressed the ut most surprise, ns he hud not the least idea that his pets were so blood-thirsty. He said that he had been in the habit of feeding; them dally and had never known them to attack any one. Ills wife had frequently warned him to be cautious, and in the f u« lure, he said, he would be very careful how he approached them.— Xew Orleans States. The Tramp'ft Latest I>o(lgre. "Sanie old story of starvation and that soit nl tliiiiK." exchiimed the cook as Blie answered a knock at the kitchen dour and found a loiloin lookine tramp on the step. "No, cookie, old sirl," he said, with a debonair manner, "you're oSi your stove-lid this time." "Well, what do you want? 1 ' she inquired, bracing herself against the door. "Some thing to buy liquor with?" "Off again, cookie, tiiou Queen of the starry liruiainent," he warbled, and tried to chuck her under the chin. "Git out," she screamed, "or I'll throw a kettle of hot water on you." " l'rithee, empress of the range," he mur mured, "don't do lhat, and de&troy my use fulness." " Well, tell me what you want, then, or leave tlie place." " You won't toll any of the boys, pearl of the l'earl Kiver?" he usketi, sniiliugly. " 1 dun'tkr.ow any of 'the boys,' as you call i ln in," she snarled. " You lovely thing," be twittered, "I fain must tell ii.cc all." " \VJiy don't you, then, you airty idiot," she inquired with tender emphasis. " Well, then, onliest only of my heart," he whispered, "1 want to shw a cord of wood, a whole cord, because, you see " But she didn't see. The thock was too much for her and she fainted dead nwav, and the lady of the house gave him half a dollar to run for a doctor. "it pays better'u anything I ever tackled," he said softly In himself as he went out uftiie alley gate.— Sunday Mercury. A I.lttle World of Its Own. A New York lady said in my hearing the other day, "New.York is such a small place nfter all." I asked her why. She answered: "All thuru is of it is from Twenty-third to 'f liitty-thiril street and from Broadway to Fifth avenue. Ouc meets the same peoplo every day just as iv a small town. New Yorkers, to avuid meeting anybody they don't want to see, go over to Sixth avenue or below Twenty-third street on Broadway, and it is ju^l as etTeetive. as if lliey h.iil cove over to Itnes City." — iliuneapolis Tribune. FOULLY MURDERED. How an Old Citizen of Marys- Yille Met His Death. Confession of a Prisoner Implicated in tie Killing of George Ball. The Victim Beaten Over the Head—Unsuc cessful Attempt to Conceal the Crime by Burning the Boiy. Ejeclal to Thk Mobnino Calc, Maktsville, Ang. 2.— On July IG, 18<», George Ball, an old resident of this city, was foully murdered, and an attempt to burn his remains was promptly prevented by the firemen. The police here and detectives from all parts oi the State worked upou the meager clows which came into their posses sion, but with varying and poor success. Last April William Ousley, a colored waiter in this city, was arrested In Sacra mento by Chief Drew and the late Officer Arlington. At the preliminary examina tion they produced evidence by one "Shorty" Knight which went to show that Ousley had been connected.\vith some kind of job at Jlarysville. The conversation which Ousley and Knight lad was overheard by an engineer at the Sacramento hospital. No further evidence was obtained, and when the rase came up fur trial in the Supe rior Court yesterdity District Attorney Forbr-s had it dismissed. Ousley is nearly dead with consumption nnd could not leave jail If he wanted to. George Maddox, another negro, who was detained ns a witness, had a. writ of habeas corpus sworn out and was relieved. He was subsequently rearrested and charged with Ball's murder. Late last night complaints were sworn to and charges of murder were docketed against him and Ouster. ', This morning Under-Sheritl Bevan had a talk with Ousley, in which, on being shown two pictures, counterparts of those which were in a Incket on Hall's watch chain, ho confessed his implication in the crime. He stated that the job was put up to rob Ball, by himself, but not to murder Him. George Mad'lox »t;d George Collins, the negro who was recently killed in Stockton, went into Ball's building on the night ot the murder and remained there until lie came home, Ousley lemntniiiß on the outside to give an alarm in case the police ai peared. When Hall ca'.ne in Maddux and Collins jumped biro, ana he showed light to such an extent tliat they hit him overahe head. He mor.ned so nuicii that they hit him ngain nnd tin:«lly jabbed him in the throat with a lork. Not finding a* much money as they expected they felt mad, and nfter securing his watch, chain, locket and a few other trinket*, the three men covered the body over with straw, while the man was still alive and set Crc to it. Two ot them went to the Dawson House and all thrc;' left the ciy that night. Ousley states that his part ners in thft crime never gave him a d'llar or any part of t!ic swag; that they spurned lnni and that they have tiueatened him il he said :i word. Maddox says the story is all a lie, but he very visibly shows that he is deeply Alarmed at his j.rospicls. He told one of tr.e prisoners this altcrnoon that they never would tir.ng him, bfcanse he would commit suichio first. Under-Shirifl Bevan found a small piece ol glass with sharpened edges sewed in Maddux' trousers on examining him closely to-day. Considerable excitement prevails here, and nil who subscribed to the large reward offered express a willingness to pay it in tho event of a conviction, which Under- Sheriff Bevau says is certain. AN INCAIiNATIONIST. She Has Established a Temple of Purity at Sia Jose. San Jose, Aug. 2.— Mis. George Roberts, a ej iritualist of this city, has converted the parlors of her residence into what she terms "The Terupta of Purity and Truth." Tho furniture and every article of the temple are pure white, and no one will be allowed to enter unless chu in robes of the same color. The tPiuple is for angles to como and hold communion with man. M;o says that the anaels are unable to remain in* a place other thau that of Ereat purity. This is irue of the highest order of spirits which are to come to the temple. These are the same order of angels of which she is a mem ber. She says that Jesus came and stood in the sanctuary approving it by His presen.ee. She spoke to Him, but did not at first recog nize liini. She claims that sho knew Him in life. Mrs. Roberts is what is known in spiritualism as an "Incarnationist." She says that when Joseph and Mary fled with Jesus from llerod, they came to I'ersia, and her brother, llayfur, a Persian Prince, taught Jesus in the temple of the Magi. Sho can remember distinctly two other incarna tions; one in the City of Mexico before the time of the Aztecs, and the other on the planet Jupiter. She says that the people of Jupiter were shorter iv stature tban we of the earth, but bioader. KILLED BY A MARSHAL. Shot Through the Heart "While Resisting Arrest. . ' • Modesto, Aug. City Marshal R. D. Young shot and instantly killed Barney B. Garner last evening at 9:30 o'clock. Garner was intoxicated and boisterous and resisted arrest. , The Marshal attempted to arrest him, when lie resisted, and after using abusive talk it is claimed that he attempted to pull a pistol. Voting pulled his pistol first and shot Gamer twice, one ball taking effect in the heart and cnu in the lelt shoulder. As Garner fell lie exclaimed, '"Why did you kill rue," and instantly expired. The Mar shal save himself up to Officer Pereiera and was locked up in the County Jail. Garner was a pioneer of Modesto and was engaged in the saloon business. He has always taken an active part in politics and lias been a candidate for nomination for Sheriff of the county, lie leaves a widow and three children. ' DISASTICOLS DROUGHT. Hepcrts of Appalling Destitution Along the Bio Grande. San Axioxio, Aug. 2.— A terrible drought prevailing In Southwest Texas for nine weeks was broken last night by a storm, fol lowed by a drenching rain. Only two show ers had fallen for nine weeks in the vast area south of San Antnnio for 100 miles, and west for 400 miles. Coltun balls began to drop from the stems, the corn crop was rained and ttie cattle ranges have been parched. Appalling destitution has prevailed f^r two wt nks past alone the Kio Grande from Pre sidio to Cameron County. In Nidalgoxuid Starr counties many cattle have died from want of grass. The country is now destitute on account ol three annual droughts, mid law lessness of a semi-civilized condition pre vails. .Lost night's storm was very severe throughout the country. WORK OP A CYCLONE. Crops Destroyed, Houses Blown Down and Animals Killed. Checotah (lad. T), Aug. 2.— A cyclone struck tliis town last night shortly alter 11 o'clock, doing many thousands of dollars worth of damage to the growing crops and destroying several buildings. The drug store of C. G. Moore is a total loss, as are also a ikiw three-story cotton-gin of Lafay ett« & Bros., the residence of Peter Frazcr and the wagon-shop ol H. K. Culiins. The large general store of Lafayette Bros, was damaged. Several auimals were killed, but rs fur us kuown no persons were seriously injured. KYANtiKI.ISIIL. Services Held in All the Churches at Garfield ■ - : i';'y*f?;r' Park. 'V_: -■ V;-,,,; ■■;., Santa j Ci:rz. Aug. 2.— Special ; religious services held at the : State . Convention |of Christian Churches in session at Garfield l'iii'k, attracted Urge audiences to-day, ami* PRICE FIVE CENTS. Rev. J. V. Updyke of Kansas, the moat noted evangelist in the denomination, proached morning aid evening. The officers elect of the convention are: A. M. McCoy Moderator; R L. McHatton, Secretary A' K. McCollogh. if. Shadle, Assistants. Th« convention and evangelistic services wIU continue during tho coming week. THE SOLANO GIANT. Some Lively Slogging in the Booms of th» Vacaville Athletic Club. Vacavii.i.k, Aug. 2.— Our local four hon dred were well represented last night at the fistic debut of liondmaster Stadfeldt, the "Solano Giant," before the athletic club at its third exhibition. The biggest crowd ever known was present, and, after a num ber of preliminary bnuts, Armstrong, tha light- weight, and JlcDermot, the heavy weight of San Francisco, had a rattline light that made tho spectators howl with joy. Dejpite the difference in weight Armstrong bested his heavier opponent. Billy Woods of Carson was the man pitted agains: tho local Idol, and he had lots ot fun for tlie first round, but wns hardly in it in the latter part. Stadfeldc is wonderfully RKile, hud despite liis siz* Is a remarkably shifty man ou bis feet. He is cautious and lias tood eiiar-J, liut is mnro j ibber than «lf>e eer. Uinler careful tutelage he would un doubtedly make a Rood murk in a roped circle. READY FOB THK CONTEST. Entries for the Willows Agricultural Afs> ciation Closed. WniOWS) An;. 2.— The entries for the annual meeting of the Willows Acrieultur«d Association ol the California Northern Cir cuit closed with eighty BOmlnatioos, all por tions of this State and Nevada bi-inp repre sented. The meeting promises to be thn mosi successful ever held here. The tra'-it is iv superb condition. Many lioraes liave already arrived. DIED ALONE. An Old Pioaeer Passes Away During ths Ab sence cf His Family. Modesto, Aug. ■!.— The remains of W. A. Clark, an aged and well-known pioneer citizen, were found at 1 o'cl. ck this after noon at his home one mi!« from town. He had been living alono during the temporary absence of his family in TuoUimao County. The Coroner's jury found tint deceased was need 7G years, a native of Virginia, and tint death was the result of natural causes The luneral will take place Monday af Ik noon. Benefit of the Holders. Sacramento, Aug. 2. — There wasalar^a turnout here to-day by the labor org.miz.i tions at a picnic given for the benefit of tlio striking moldcrs of bun i'muciico. The re sult must have been ;i subst mti.il addition to tlie strike fund of tiie molders of that cuy. A Brewery Burned. Spaxishtovx, Aub. 2.— A Cre broke out here last nieht in the brewery owned by E. Schubert, which was totally destroyed. The logs is between £8000 and 810,000; in sured for S4OOO, CHILDREN'S EYES. They Cause the Anti-Christian Biota in China. The congregation ot the Woodbridge Pres byterian Church, Twentieth and Capp streets, were given quite a treat last eveu ing when Bey. l>r. W. Woodbridge preaclied to then). Dr. Woodbridge is the nephew of the founder of the chr.rcli in which he sroke, anil it goes without sayiug that the congregation felt lie was one of them, even if tie is a recent arrival from Chiim, where, he has b>en fur Ilia past nine, years. Dr. Woodbridue's discourse was up in the re cent riots in Clni'j, In which Ciiristian mis sions there sutfered at the hands of the mad dened crowds of Mongolian". " I am," ho said, in introducinz hi* ad dress, "from Chin Kiang, oa the Yaug-tse- Kiang River. Aforeisjaerthereisacuriositv, and v is this more than any desire to hear our gospe! tiiat tills the chapels and streets when we preach. So great is the curiosity that people come from ail tbn provinces— that 13 the riff-raff. A high-class Chinese would not deign to even notice ns. I have seen ou the doors signs reading. ' The five classics are all there is in the world worth reading.' Our preaching is done under dif ficulties nnd danger*. We are likely. at any time to be stoned or insulted. «'\But while tlie preaching is a great feature of our work it does not compare with our duties as physicians. You liavo no idea Imw much poverty there is in China and iiow much crime. You can t.ilk nil you want to ab ait the light of Asm and the beauties of Buddhism, but if you want to see a coun try's degradation when that country has never known the Bible go to China. Not far from where 1 live children are thrown out wiien they die and arc allowed to rot in the open air. "The riots beean at Yong Chow. I'll tell you the cau<e of the first uprising. In China we are called 'foreigners, devils, etc.,' but the very worst is 'ehild-stealer.' The rumor started that we made our cures by tearing out the eyes of children and using them as charms. The rioters came to our town and were goiog to raid my chapel, but I threw open my doors, Baying to them: "Go up a:;d hunt fur children* eyes. If you find uny you may take us.' They found none and my chapel was spHred, tho only ouo left in that city. At Woe Jluo the. rioters raided and burned out both the Catholic and Protest ant missions. The whole valley was fairly seething with excitement. The" rioters had spread the stories that coffins had been discovered in the chapels full of children's eyi's. "It is the general belief that this rioting a due to a political movement. Tho general tendency is to the disniemberrneut ol tho empire. There is uo leader yet, aad tho Government will not be overthrown for awiiile." Lotta Fair's Victim. Lotta Fair, who is frailer Uian fair, picked a SlO sold piece out of C. M. Dealy's pocket in the wee sma' hour? yesterday morning, then vamosed from a Fifth-street baildiog with him In hot pursuit He was hatlcss and coatlesa and almost clolheless, which attracted the atte&Uoa of a couple of |>o licemen, who look him aiU his butterfly in out of the cold. Siie is charged with petty larceny. He escaped after preferring Ilia charge against her. Gouged Iff* Peppers. Officer Maurice Hayes tried to arrest a man last evening on n warrant, at Twenty sixth and Folsoin streets, when Terry Rogers, Charles Smith and James Lsroux interfered and gouged him in the eyas with their fists. Officer Cliffords went to his brother officer's assistance and the belliger ent trio were landed with charges of battery and interfering with an officer preferred against them. \ l:thor as Antral Light. George P. Keeney, a fellow of the Theo sophical Society, delivered n lecture last evening Defers Urn Golden Gate Branch no "Astral Light." which he defined as a subtle fluid, permeating nil space and existing everywhere and in everything as the-vehicl* of life and sound. It is synonymous with ether, perceptible only psychicully as light. A Portland^ Me.) lady says that her hlrel girl invariably puts a plu in her month when peeling onions to prevent her ryes fiom watering. 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