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VOLUME LXXII-NO. .3.
PARTY LEADERS IN FORCE. Prominent Republicans Assembled at Minneapolis. iURRISOVS SOMISATIO3S ASSURED. Stsator Cnllom and Bepm Strongly Advocate the President's Selection— Rumors of Another Letter From Rhine. Special to The Morning Calx. Minneapolis, Juno 2.— A1l day the lobbies of the West Hotel were thronged with Republican lenders of national reputa tion, and each has a strong persona! candi date for the Presidency. Tens men of ac knowledged political astuteness diiler dia metrically as to their predictions of the results of the convention, and while the preferences are generally divided between Harrison and Blame. an Aiger man appears liom time 10 time with a confident predic tion that the Michigan man will ultimately come to the front. The Blame ad Har rison managers have arrived, and the con fidence with which the self-constituted liiaiun boomers announced that ho would EcceDt the Domination, if tendered to him, and the calm assurance with which they are prosecuting tlie contest, has suddenly given a seriousness to the Blaiue movement, md some politicians are directing attention to an analysis of the probable vote of tbe various State delegations. In the matter of figures the Harrison managers point to the States which have given Instructions for the President, nnd cite tho assurances of support which they claim tbey are daily re ceiving. The Biaine people give no details, but claim about every in g .d sight. Prominent Leader*. Hon. John C. New of I diana is leading the Ilarrison people and Hon. James S. Clarkscn ol lowa is recognized as tl'p Biaine leader, with fellow- workers in the persons of Hon. J. Sloat Fa*sett of New York, Hou. Henry C. Payne of Wisconsin, Colonel A. S. Concer of Onio and others; while General New's lieutenants Rre John K. Gowdv. chairman of the Indiana Repub lican State Committee; M. T. Llghtner, a Scnth Dakota delegate; General L T. Mitchener of Indiana, the law partner of \V. W. Dudley ; ex-Senator John C. Spooler of Wisconsin and a number of others. The Jndianians asaert that there is complete harmony in their delegation and that Presi dent Harrison will receive the unanimous vote of Indiana. General New is emphatic in the assertion that Elaine is not in th* race. He said: "It would be an insult to Blame's manhood and integrity to assume that he was trifling when he wrote the letter of declination. I am looking for no im portant opposition to Harrison's renotnina tinn. What little opposition there is can not unite. We already have a majority of the delegates pledged and will nominate cur man on the first ballot." Clarkson'* Viewt. Clarkson says that on the first ballot B'.aine will have 600 delegates and Harrison less thnn half that number. "Harrison is not unpopular," »aid CUrkson, "but the people of the country have decided that thn best interests of the party will be subserved by tbe nomination of some other man. In niy judgement, 40 or more of the New York delegation are opposed to the President's renoflnifiation, ana 60 of them will vole for I.iaiue." Ex-Senator J. C. Spooner of Wisconsin aunounees his preference for Harris and i M not see bow Blame can accept tlie nomination in any event, unless it comes to him unanimously. The Michigan delegation wants Alger for the second place in the evi-r.t of Biaine's nomination, and for the first place iv c.ise t.'.at Biaine declines. Preparing the Platform. The formation of the platform is already under consideration, and protection and reciprocity are to be embodied as the chief principles. The silver resolution is bound to i. lay an important part in the platform work, aid some of those present are work ing hardest on that topic. B. Clark Wheeler of Colorado dees not I'eve that Harrison could run on a silver platform, and says that there are 40,000 voters in Colorado pledged against Harri son and against any ami-fret* silver party, and he is here to secure the passage of a silver plank. Hon. Powell Clayton of Arkansas arrived to-day, and is considered a strong addition to the administration supporters. Bepew'n Declaration. Tne declaration of Chaiincey M. D*pew last iiigi;t that, having Always been a Blame man, he was entitled to receive an intima lion if there was any intention on the part of Elaine to be a candidate, and having re ceived no snen intimation lie had taken the letter to Clark on as final, had a slight ten dency in dampening the ardor of the Blame boomers. I) -pew's position is admitted to be a strung one, but it is combattcd by the assertion that, although Blame is not a can didate, the party will nominate him and he will show otiedience to big parly. One of the sensational incidents of the day was the receipt of a telegram announc ing ti at Manchester Haynes. the Maine member of the National Committee, had re signed and his place had been filled by the election of Joseph H. Manley, one of the most trusted and confidential friends of Blame. Although accommodations have been made for Secretary of the Interior Noble. word was received to-day that he will not attend the convention. It is presumed that lie didnot desire to subject the administra tion to possible criticism by bit presence. Convention Notes. General A. Banning Norton of Dallas Tex., one of the fathers of the Republican party, is here, both as a district delegate and a dtslegate-at-large, but with contests en both sides. He is for Harrison, Gresbam or any good Republican. The nub-committee of the national com mittee held a brief meeting this afternoon, end after adjournment issued an official declaration that the convention hall is the best that ever contained a national conven tion. It is generally accepted that General William McKiuley of Ohio will be the per manent chairman of the convention. He I* the choice of the Harrison element and is not likely to be opposed by tbe Biaine man* agen. Ex-Congressman John M. Langs ton, the colored orator from Virginia, appears to be the most popular candidate for temporary chairman. HAKBISONS STOCK RISING. Blame Believed tn Hare Glren Clarkaon Another Latter. Washington, June 2.— .President Har rison's stock has taken another upward jump and the general opinion in Washing ton at this time seems to be that ho will be Dominated on the first ballot. This is due to the rumor that Secretary Blame had practically assured some of his friends that he would not under any consideration per mit his name to be used before the Minne apolis convention. The source whence this Information comes cannot be made public, but it is more than ordinarily reliable. The understanding is that no letter will be written or interview given by the Secre tary unless the convention or a portion of it concludes to make a pro-Blame demonstra tion. At present it is urged that Mr. Maine could not with any propriety either write or ; speak on the matter which Is so near the hearts and interests of so many men, but the stoiy has it that when his name is either formally or informally placed before the convention there will be immediate action by the only man who can be seriously re garded by the Administration followers. Some of the knowing ones even go so far as to say that Chairman Clarkson now has in his possession a latter from Blame in whi«*h the Secretary declines most enip.'iati enlly to be »lie party's candidate under any circumstances. Some of the earnest, ad herents of Mr. Blame seem to be confident of the correctness of this intimation nnd some are complaining that their champion has. without compensation, been used as a club to bruise and perils destroy Presi dent Harrison in the interest of some other good Western man. SOLID FOR HARRISON. Senator Callom Bald tho President Is Sure of a Benomlnatlon. Chicago, June 2. -Senators Culloro, Quay, Fdton, Sawyer and Stockbridze ar rived here this afternoon. Cullom is an en The Morning Call. thosiastic Harrison man and thinks the Pru dent is sure of a renoraiuation. He says his judgment is based generally upon what Is right in the premises, the conclusion being tnat Hanison ought to be nominated, He is of the opinion that Biaine will not allow bis name to be used as a candidate, and says it is so generally understood in Wash ington. He said he understood that the National Committee had selected Horace Porter of New York for temporary chair man. The Senator said also that he had given no authority for the use of bis own name as permanent chairman, but that he would regard it as a meat honor to be the presiding officer. ■ Senator Quay declined to express an opin ion on the political situation, saying be would be heard in trie convention hall. Headquarter* In Chicago. Chicago, June 2.— Ex-Governor Larrabee of lowa opened a sort of Blame headquar ters at the Palmer House to-day. He talked Blame to all comers. He asserted a majority of the lowa delegates have declared for Blaiue; that the Stats would have instructed for him instead of Harrison if the convention know what everybody knows now. Larrabee says that lowa would be safe with B!aine, even against Bole?, but is in grave doubt with Harrison as tnu nominee. Colored Men for Harrison. Chicago, June 2.— John R. Lynch, the well-known colored politician of Mississippi, is at the Palmer House, and talking strung ly for Harrison. He declared that Harri son's treatment of the colored men is very satisfactory. THE DKMOCItATS. Content/! in tlie> Florida Convention. Croker Stand* by Hill. Tampa, Flh., .June 2.— The Democratic State convention has been having short ses sions interspersed with recesses to-day, pending the report of the committee on credentials and permanent organization. The committee was out all night and early this morning took a vote on the Duval* con test case, resulting in 24 in favor of tho Mahouo delegation to IS in favor of the Call delegation. The committee has also been hearing contests from two other coun ties. There will be a hot fight over the Duval report in the body of the convention. The Democratic committee received the report of the credential committee to-night favoring the seating of the Mitchell dele gation. It is predicted that the Farmers' All ance delegates will support Mitchell in exchange for his support of the Ocala de mands, which gives hope to the anti-Cleve land men tint the Chicago delegation may be against the ex-I resident. The nomina tions are rot exnepted until to-morrow. Wheeling, W. Va., June 2.— Democratic delegates to the Chicago convention were elected at four district conventions held yesterday in this State. They are about evenly divided between Gorman and Cleve land, but in only one district (the Second) were instructions given, ard they were for Cleveland, although at least two of trie dele gates are known to prefer Gorman. New Fobs, June 2.— tttchatd Croker was interviewed this morning regarding his Presidential preferences. He said: "lam for Hill, the same as I was in February last, when the regular convention was held. 1 see no reason to change my mind. The convention instructed the delegation for him, and it would be dishonorable for the delegation to turn back on him." Salt Lake, June 2. — The Territorial Court has decided that the Gentile wing of the Democratic party is the only proper organization of the party in Utih, and that the alleged committee composed of Mor mons and Gentiles is illegal. THE PROHIBITIONISTS. Delegates Chosen by B«ver*l State Con- Ttntlinii. . . LOUISVILLE, Ky , June 2.— The Prohibi tion State convention has chosen delegates at-large to the national convention. They were not instructed. CoNcor.D. N. 11.. Junn 2.— The Prohibi tion State convention has chosen delegates to the national convention. Th- platform brands officers as criminals who fail to en force the prohibitory laws, and demands r. Oman suffrage. WOBCESTEB, June 2.— The annual con vention of M.:s.«('liu.>fUi Prohibitionists was held here to-day. The following State ticket was nominated: Governor, Walcott Hanlin; Lieutenant-Governor, Edwin Ken dall; Secretary of State, Samuel B. Chap leigh; Treasurer, W. D. Faro bam; Aud itor, A. B. Evans; Attorney-General, Bob» crt F. Raymond. The platform adopted holds that the liquor traffic is the prime issue before the American people, and says: The Demo cratic party is the open r.lly of the saloon and the Republican party Is hopelessly divided on the question ; no public money is to be used in me support of sectarian in stitutions; tariffs are to be equitably fixed, immigration restricted, free coinage is wrong, and women shall have equal pay for equal work with men. The publi cans in the State are charged with an effort to crush the Prohibition party. Delegates and Presidential electors were chosen. Nashville, June — The Prohibition State convention met this morning. A full ticket for Presidential electors was nomi nated, and delegates appoinitd to the i.a tional convention. Favorine the Monetary Conference. New Yoi;k, Jime 2— The committee on finance and currency of the Chamber of Commerce to-day reported a resolution ex pressing the conviction that every ellurt should be made oy our Government to bring about an international agreement fix ing the ratio between gold and silver at tbe -ed interuiitioiial conference, aud until such agreement waa ti.-a :e siivor purchases should be dibcontiuued. Grain Brokers Fail. NKW YORK, June Z— The firm of Coster <fc Martin, grain-orokers, assigned tc-dny to William Bradford, without prefireu <•<>*. The Chicago branch assigned May 31. Tho amount of tho fa>lur« is estimated at be tween 8250,000 and $300,000. MOST DESTRUCTIVE STORMS. Ruin and Havoc Wronght in the Missis sippi Valley. Chicago, June 2.— Advices from Lett, Texas, report that the cyclone near Du rango caused the greatest havoc, sweeping everything before it from the face of the earth. Over a space a quarter of a mile wide and several miles long, houses were utterly demolished. Many peoplo escaped Injury by entering cyclone |celi;irs, but five or six are known to have been killed and a number injured, some fatally. The damage by rain and wind in the neighborhood of Waco, Tex., is alone esti mated at half a million. In Logan County, 6. T., hailstones as large a* hen's eggs fell, breaking windows, destroying vegetables and killing livestock. The little town of Carney was almost com plexly wiped out Th» houses were all small frames. At Britton the schoolhouse and the residence of Henry Butt were both completely wrecked. A number of farm houses near by were also damaged. At Orlando three houses were blown over and one man was injured, and in Payne County many farms were swept clean of buildings. Nkw Orleans, June 2.— A crevasse oc curred tins morning in the levee at Weber's Landing. The break is twenty-five feet wide and tineatens th« Texas Pacific road. Gkand Kapjds. Mich., June 2.— The worst storm ever experienced here occurred iast night. It was a regular cloudburst. Crops were destroyed for miles around, and the track of Hip Grand Rapids and Indiana road was washed out for three ii'iles. Gkeenviixe, Miss., June 2.— The private levee protecting the Louisiana Conca Cir clh in Arkansas, a rich section comprising 700 - acre* of cultivated land", broke last evening. No crop can possibly be made in the Circle this year, as tiie water will cover tl;e entire section to a depth of seven feet. Detroit, Juno 2. —An unprecedented rain fell here this evening. The water in the streets is a foot deep. The damage will reach into the thousands. For a time pas sengers to aud from the depot bad to be transferred across the streets in express wagons. The North- rn Pacific's Eebt New York, June 2— Regarding the rumor that the Northern Pacific is formu lating a plan to issue bonds to fund the floating debt, officials of the company lay: "No new issue ot bonds of any kind is con templated. No part of the floating debt matures before next September and it is secured by ample collateral." Two Steamboats Collide. Dktroit, June 2.— The steamers Britain atid Progress, both of Cleveland, collided this morning at (be mouth of the Detn.it R ver. The Progress sank immediately. T:ie crew was rescued with difficulty. The Britain was comparatively uninjured. SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 3, 1892— EIGHT PAGES. THE NICARAGUA CANAL. National Convention Wow in Session at St. Louis. ESTEE EXPLAINS THE PROPOSED WORK. Benefits to California— Warier Miller's Address on the Financial Situation — in American Canal, Controlled by Americans. Special to The Morning Call St. Louis, June 2.— Quietly, a3 became the repr< seutatives of the country's com mercial interests, tlie delegates from 25 or more States and various commercial bodies 01 the Union gathered this' morning In tho entertainment hall of the Exposition build ing to open the first session of the Nica ragua canal convention, Inaugurated by the basinets men of California. With only the Stars and Stripes to relieve the severity of the hall's ornamentation, as became so patriotic a body, the convention gathered at 10:30 o'clock. The assembly was called to order by Mar cus Uernlieiuier, the chairman of ilie local committee of arranctMiients, who in a few we:i-cuosen words welcomed the delegates and Introduced tho Her. H. A. Steiuson, who invoked divine blessing upon the gathering and its work. Without wasting time the convention choso ex-Governor E. O. Staoard of St. Louis temp >rary presiding officer. ftOn taking the chair Governor Stannrd re turned thanks for the honor conferred, not only on himself by his election, but upon St. Louis by the selection of that city as the point ot assembly. Referring briefly to the ndvantages gamed by snvins time and distance if the canal should be constructed he closed with a repetition of his thanks. D. B. MeAd im aud J. C. Broad well were elected secretaries. The usua! c remittees, ntif ff>r each State, on credentials, permanent organisation and resolutions were ordered and appointed. There being noted a number of gentlemen of national prominence i;; the hall, by a vote ot the convention, individual invitations to them to take seats on the platform were ex tended. Among th<.se accepting w>r>" (i'.v ernor Buchanan of Tennessee, ex-Speaker W<rren Keifer, lion. Ambrose Snow, pres ident of tn- Sew i*t rk IJo.ird of Trade sad Tran importation, and ex-Senator War net Miller of New fork, president of the pany. Governor D. K. Francis of Missouri then delivered as address of wpic.iine on behalf of the Mate to the hist national gathering In toe interest* of « shorter route to thu ports of the Pacific Coast At t I Governor Francis' address •■ of California was called upon and explained the purposes and ob- I the Catherine, which had its incep tion in his S at* Mr. Estre explained the i bject of the convention, being a meeting .noil to devise the most feasibln plan for Inspiring faith in an enterur American origin, to be built aud controlled • by iLe American people. Mr. Estee then detailed at length the reasons for his belief in tho feasibility of the scheme, and said a fair estimate of its cost is not over |87,C00,000l "The canal," he snid, "would shorten the distance fron ocean to ocean al>>ut 10,000 mil"S." Ho arpupd with regard to the second reason that if not built by Americans the cacal : be built by forei^uers by people inimical to American interests, and the best wav to keep it under American control was to have the Government control it. He spoke of the great benefit the canal would be iv time of war, enabling oar Government ships to reach the Pacific Coast in uiuch shorter time than they now can. T^o gre.tt commercial advantages that would accrue to the whole country when the canal should be built were dwelt upon at , liMi^th aid tiie necessity for immediate action was ur,;t' •!. in conclusion Mr. E-<tee said: "Think of what this cnnal won Id accomplish I li would shorten the distance by -sea from the Pacific i-ide of our country to the Gulf and the Athntio States about 10,000 miles; U would increase the trade of the Pacific with the Atlantic side of the continent. It would biild ud our markets with all Asiatic con tinents. Its construction would bring into our country the commerce of the Pacific Islands, now largely controlled by Great Britain. It would nnke New York nnd New Orleans 3000 miles nearer Yo kohama than Liverpool by the Suez CanaL The importance of this tr.ide so secured may be noted when it is known the foreign commerce of countri-s fronting on tbe Pacific Ocean is more than $l,iHx>.n<><\ooo annually, and the actual annual tonnage from those vast regions which would past through the Nic nr.tgua canal would exceed 8,500,000; that ni'iiv than four hundred millions of pe<'p|« would be direct patrons of this Interconti nental waterway, and that Japan would be one of our best cotton markets. It would furnish the great Stales bordering on the Atlantic seaboard an incentive for better investments lor its capital in Industries tn tbe great West, Mud in time it. would mnke New York tho center of the monetary ex ciiannes of the western world, which is now controlled by London, and It would Amf>ricani#» all America by making it com mercially independent." Mr. E-tee's remarks were heartily ap plauded. At the conclusion of Mr. Estee's address Hon. Warner Miller presented to the con vention the history of the c.mal question, which, he said, dated back many years. He gav<* in detail the various efforts heretofore made to secure a shorter route to the Pacilic. After touching on thn financial question the speaker came down to thn interest that thn Government should have in the project, nnd he said the company had in no way sought Government aid and would not do so as long as he was president, though he was not unwilling that it should if it takes proper control of it. It is far better t<> gain it now peacefully than to fight for it later. A number of communications were read, including expressions of indorsement from various Hoiirdnof Trade, Including one from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, declaring that the bonds of the company were a safe investment. The list of the committees sele ted by the State delegations was then read and the convention adjourned till 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morning. M'KSKKVMKX RETALIATE. Proposed Bcycott on the Product of Califcr- nia's Orchards. Atlanta, Ga., June 2.— The National Association of Nurserymen, in MMloa here, to-day passed resolutions virtually institut ing a boycott against California fruits. The resolutions cite the California quarantine on Eastern nurserymen's stock, and the association resolves that in case this is not raised to exert all its influence to get stricter inspection laws pa<sed by the Legislatures of the Middle and Batten States. Effects of a Cattle Quarantine. Chkykvnk, Wyo., June 2.— Owing to the Quarantine proclamation by the Governor of South Dakota, the North western r»ad has notified the Union Pacific that it will n five no more Southern cattle billed to South Dakota point". This is liable to create a tremendous blockade. Telrphono Snitt Dismissed. Boston, June 2. — Tlie motion of the Western Union Telegraph Company to have its suit against the Bell Telephone Com pany dismissed without prejudice on pay ment of costs has been granted in the United Suites Circuit Court. The suit was to com pel the telephone company to transfer to the Western Union 20 per cent of its stocks and bonds and the dividends of sundry companies operating telephone exchanges throughout tlio country. The decision will enable the Western Union to try the suit again. The suit involved $12,000,000. THE SANTA FE ROBBERY. Brave Resistance of the Express Messen gers—Over 200 Shots Fired. Guthrie, O. T., June 2.— The details of the robbery last night of Wells, Fargo <fc Co.'s express car on the Santa Ec- train make a story of unexampled outluwry on the part of the bandits and of brave resist ance on the part of the custodians of the company's property. The robbers were at work nearly an hour attempting to Intimi date the messengers into submission, and during the battle between tha messengers and the bandits over 200 shots were tired though not a man whs weuded. The rob bery was doubtless committed by the noto rious Dalton K-uitr, tor whom largo rewaids are still outstanding. Two masked robbers jumped into the en gine's cab from the tender, and cover ing the engineer and fireman com manded them to run the train to the stock yards and xtoji there at a nlven signal. Tho engineer and fireman obo\ed. rs to have re sisted would have meant de;itb. When the train Stopped the two robbers were Joined by live masked companions and the leader commanded the engineer and fireman to walk buck to the oxuress-cnr and therp tod the lireman to break open the car. E. G. Whittleeey, the messenger, and J. A. Kiehl, the guard, anticipating what was going on. had blown out the lights nnd refused to allow any one to enter the ear. The bandits then opoued fire upon the car from all sides, but the two men within responded promptly, aiminc ull their shots at the doors. The highwaymen shot into the car fioiu all quarters, firm?, however, to no effect, for tho messengers stood their ground. In the meantime the robbers had chopped a hole in tho door large enough to admit a man's body, and the fireman was told to crawl into the cnr. This placed him between the two fires, and Engineer Mack TUE NICA&AQUA CANAL. seeing that it meant death to his companion, explained the situation to the messengers and told them to cease urine. The robbers then entered the express-car, covered the minute* with their guns and with a sledge and chisel broki open the two safes and robbed them of everything of value they contained. The robbers are de- scribed by the messengers ns being well dressed and of gentlemanly bearing, aud the leader apologized to the engineer for a roach remark made by one of his men. The amount secured by the robbers is unknown, as the express company has made no state ment. TUE FUTURE KAILKOAD. Fropoied New Electric High Sp?ed Transit From St. Louis to Chicago. Nkw Yokk, June 2.— The Empire state Express, which flies from New York to liuSf lio. Is soon to be entirely eclipsed by the Electric Express, traveling at a thunder bolt speed over a rond as straight as an arrow's coarse, if the story be not a dream, whicn Dr. Wellington Adams unfolded to-night to members of the Electric Club. This wonderful train of tho future, according to Dr. Adams, is to run between St. Louis and Chicago, and in roin parison with it nil present "thunilerbolt" and "lightninu" vrstibuled expresses will fade into tlie insignificance ol way trains tit only for third-rlan traffic. Dr. Adams is the engineer of the proposed road, and us a couipnny of St. Louis cap italists has raised 5ti.000,000 to build the road, the dream stage of the project, at It-ast in their minds, appear** to be ; The tremendous spec! of this n?w railroad Is not its only curious feat Lie. The shape and nature of its cars, track, roadbed and mode of propulsion are equally curi ous to those who have been accustomed to Iteaa ntilreads, and not the least curious thing about tlio whole scheme Is the calcu lation which Dr. Adams matlfl to the effect that oae-tentb of all tlie visitors to the World's Fair are expected to pay $6 apiece for a round trip on tlie road. He says: "W« have alrendy acquired over 60 p -r cent of the right uf way betweeu St. Louis ami Chicago, Htid we will soon have tin; rest. The road will cost f&OOO.OOO, and will be in operation when the W( rld'a Fair opens. We expect to transport ;»,(MiO,n<i;i Worlds Fair visitors at $5 ayiece for the round trip, we will have two central sta tions on the line, one at Wilmington or Fairbuiy, 111., and the other at Ediuburg, and we will use 70-pound California con tinuous overlapping rail with stone ballast, and all the crussiugs will be overhead on our road." Railroad Directors Chosen. Chicago, June 2.— At the annual meeting of the Chicago and Northwestern Kailroad to-day the following directors were elected for a tena of three year* each : Horace IV.I -li;ims, Frederick L. Ames, John M. Burke, Marvin Hoghltt, \. K. F.iirhund. Byrou L. Smith was elected for a term of one year, to succeed William L. Scott. The board afterward elected uflicers as follow!: Chair man, Albert Keep; president, Marvin Hoghltt; vice-nre-idf'ut, M. L. bykes; as sistant secretary, t>. o. Howe, and assistant treasurer, J. B. Ki-dfield. The Pope at the Fair. Chicago, Juno J— \V. J. O'Mahan re ceived a cablegram to-day from Archbishop lieland saying that Popu Leo had decided to send a special exhibit to the World's Fair, and asking that spr.ee, be engaged for the same. Such a step was never before taken in regard to a world's fair by the Papal authorities. 6mallpox Raging. Parkkrsiuko, W. Va., Juue 2.—Small pox Is raging in the Ohio Valley, between the Big and Little Kauawhn rivers. Strin gent measures have been taken to prevent a spread of the scourge. No shipments cau be made to or from the district, aud at this point business is practically at a stand still. Testing a New Torpedo. Chicago, June 2.— Louis Gathman, an in ventor, has secured permission from Gen eral Miles to go to Fort Sheridan aud blow up several big hills near the lake as the test of a new dynamite torpedo he lias invented. The torpedo is constructed on the rocket plan. Bishop Fowler to Go East. Omaha, June 2.— The Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church have decided to make a number of changes in residence. Among other changes Bishop Fowler will en from San Fraiwisco to Minneapolis, and Bishop Gno !«"il will in a short time change from Fort Worth to San Francisco. Will-Paper Trust. Ni-.w Yokk, Judo 2.— Articles will be filed to-morrow for the incorporating of the National Wall-paper Company. Tho com pany will control 00 pur cent of the output of wall-paper in this country. Vogelgeiang is Fifteenth. Annapolis, June 2.— The standing of the six-year final graduating class at the Naval Academy lias been announced. C. T. V»gelg<mng of Californiu is fifteenth on tho list. Bales of Thoroughbreds. New Yokk, June 2.— Forty-seven thor oughbred horses were sold atTattersalls to night, the sales aggregating $52,100. The highest price paid was £6000 for a bay filly by Longfellow— Semper Idem. Exports of Gold to Europe. New York, Juue 2.— Gold to tii« amount of $1,000,000 was taken for export to tu rope to-day. FORFEITED RAILROAD LANDS. A large Tract Will Be Opened Soon for Settlement. PART OF THE SOUTHED PACIFIC GRANT. Reports of Congressional Committees— Appropriation lor the Agricultural Department — dals in the Census Office. Special to Tint Mokn'ixo Call. Washington-, June 2.— By direction of Secretary Noble, that portion of the land grant of the Southern Pacific Railroad Com pany lying between Tres Pinos, in San Benlto County, and Alcalde, In Fresno County, in California, will soon be restored to the public domain. By the act of Sep tember, 1890, these lands were declared for feited to the United State?, and tho Com missioner of the General Land Office issued to-doy orders to tho Registrar and Re ceiver at San Francisco directing that 30 days' public notice be given for the purpose of carrying this forfeiture act Into effect. The lands, which aggregate approximately 768,000 acres will be opened to settlement at an early date. All settlors who were In good faith up^n any of the restored lauds on September 29, 1890, and who were otherwise qualified, will have preference of the rights of entry un der the homestead law, this right to be exer cised within six months from the date of the 'promulgation of the order of restora tion. Former applications, rejected because the lands were then held not to be subject to disposal, confer no rights upon the applicants. Lauds will be disposed of under tho provisions of tho for feiture act without regard to such applications heretofore rejected nod upon which appeals are pending. Such persons should, however, be notified that they may make new applications. Persons intending to claim the right of purchase under the third section of the forfeiture act must come forward within 60 days nf ter recsivlng no tice' from the land officers and file their claim* properly, describing the lands to be claimed by them. This will not bar the entry of land described by them subject to the perfection of their purchase right. Investigation of the Heading Deal. The sub-committee of live members of the House Committee on Interstate* and Foreign Commerce unanimously agreed to a report recommending that an investiga tion be made into the facts connected with the Heading Railroad deal in Pennsylvania. The report is accompanied by a resolution providing for an investigation and will be presented to the full committee to-morrow for action. A feature of the bill, making an appropri ation for the support of the Agricultural Department for the fiscal year reported to day, is the section providing that the monthly report be confined stiicilv to the statement of the percentage of totals by States and the full total, without comment or argument, and it shall be eubmitted to the Secretary of Agriculture,- who shall officially approve the report before it is issued or published. Conference with Canadians. Hon. George E. Foster, Canadian Minis ter of Finance, and Mackenzie Bo welt, Minister of Customs, arrived in this ci v this afternoon to hold a conlerenre with Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British Embassador, and Secretary Biaine, on topics which have been held in abeyance between thetwoGov ernments for several months. Minister Foster told the object of the visit so far as the nature of it would allow. He said that it »ould not be proper to go into nil the de tails. *' We expect soon to see Sir Julian Pauucefote, find through him to arrange for a meeting with Secretary Blame at his earliest convenience, lie said, "The con ference will be practically a continuance of tlie one we had in February, in which Sir John Thompson participated." Sir Julian Pauncefote will have an inter view witii the men from Ottawa to-morrow forenoon. Ho will then attempt to arrange for a meeting with Blaiue at once. Killing on Foreign Locomotives. Acting Secretary of the Treasury SpaulJ inc has Issued a circular to the customs officers in regard to foreign locomotives used in traffic with adjacent countries in which he says: "Every foreign locomotive on a continuous route crossing the boundary into the United States is allowed to bring a train directly to and from the customs port on the route, or to and from the termina tion in the United States or what is techni cally known as the 'run' of the locomotive if It is beyond the limits of such port, but no foreign-made locomotive shall bo em ployed for a continuance of an inward trip, unless such locomotive shall have been duly entered for duty in the United States. The officers of the custom* are directed to seize any locomotive found to be used in violation of the above rules." Acquitted by Correspondent*. James E. Young has been acquitted by the corps of Washington correspondents of trie charges upon which the Senate dis missed him from his position ns Executive Clerk. Young's removal from office carried with it the Imputation that he had commu nicated to the newspaper correspondents information about a transaction of the Sen ate while in executive session. <#>ii«m Office Scandals* Mlrs Ida Croagan, a Census Bureau clerk, I stated before- the House Investigating Com mittee to-day that in the first two months of her employment she iil Miss Conover, a relative of Chief Clerk Chillis, £12 50 a month out of her salary of $50. as Miss Conover said she would endeavor to have Miss Creagan retained. The witness had been reapuointed. and was not paying com mission?, now. Miss Conover returned the money to the witness afterward at the In- i stance of Assistant Secretary Chandler's private secretary. George M. Miller and E. L. Kerr, section chiefs in the Census Office, denied tbo charges made against them yesterday of undue familiarity with female clerks in their offices. Army and Navy Noten. The Secretary of War has authorized Cap tain J. T. Haskell, Twenty-third Infantry; Lieutenant George Andrews. Twenty-fifth Infantry, and Lieutenant 11. A. Reed, Sec ond Artillery, to attend the national com petitive drill of national guards at Omaha, Nebr., from the 13th to tho 20tb of June. The order for the retirement of Colonel William E. Remoy, Judge Advocatu-General of the Navy, takes effect on the 4th inst. in stead of the 12th, as originally stated. Mimry In tho Treasury. A statement prepared at the Treasury Department shows that (here was a net in crease of $i;,4:;7.M5 in circulation during the month of May and a net Increase ol $7,tU0, --008 in money aud bullion in the treasury during the same period. CONGUESS. 1111 BKNATK. Stewart Dltcuaiita the Silver Bill nt Con- • Idernble Length. Washington, June 2.— On motion of Al lison the Senate agreed to adjourn fiom to day till Monday. Notice was given by Vest of his intention to address the Senate on the wool tariff, nnd by Morgan of his intention to speak on the free coimtgn of silver next Tuesday. Turple'B resolution calling for the cor respondence with Hayti, Colombia and Venezuela regarding reciprocity was called up, and Tin pit) addressed the Senate upon the resolution. lie said there wab'n strug gle between two statesmen us to which was entitled to the honor of having devised the scheme of reciprocity. He found, however, that neither of those prominent statesmen could lay tho slightest claim as the orig inator of the policy. The reciprocity treat ies date back to 1700, when what til known as the Methuen treaty was entered into be tween Great Bfltaifl hhil Portugal. But under the so-called reciprocity treaties with South America the Secretary of State has substituted his own power f<r that of Cou grtts, and ho deelaird that the purpose of reciprocity was not commercial, but wholly political. The Senate bill providing fur holding terms of courts In the district of Montana w»s theu taken from the calendar and passed. '1 ho Senato bills creating two additional land districts in Montana and in amend the staiuins relating to appeals to the Supreme Court were also passed. Stewart resumed his argument in support of tha bill providing for the free coinage of gold and silver. He expressed surprise at the chairman's statement that he was in favor of the Uland-Aliison bill. Sh»rman, he said, had criticized that bill while he was Secretary of the Treasury, and urged its repeal. Sherman had predictrd that tho Bland act would bring the country to a sil ver standard, and Stewart declared that the law of 1890 would inevitably bring the country to a paper standard, or to a market value for standard silver, because it was going to be impossible to maintain gold pay ments undertheexisting law. Every weekly statement of tbe Treasury showed that the percentage of gold coming out was growing less and less, until it is now only 14 per cent of the aggregate receipts. In response to a query by Higgins if he preferred a silver basis, Stewart said he preferred anything rather than the enslave ment of people by an attempt to reduce the whole world to the narrow basis of gold. "1 would reverse the policy of the Adminis tration, which reversed the law. It is tha duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to re deem the paper of the Government in ihe currency which is the most convenient. I pay the present policy under the existing law will reduce us not only to » silver bnsis but to the basis of the commercial price of silver, because it i.s impossii»l« to maintain on tho present volume of gold the existing credit fabric of the world." In the course of his argument Stewart ridiculed Sherman's expression oi sympathy for the working classes and for pensioners. "Sympathy!" ne exclaimed. "There is not blood enough in all the gold trust men for ono mosquito." At the close of Stewart's speech the silver bill went over without action. A resolution was reported from the Fi nanco Committee for the nDpointment of a committee of live to inquire whether the law relative to national bank; furnishes sufficient protection to the depositors and to other creditors and to investigate the receut failures of the national banks and any other violation of the law or irregularities. Agreed to. Chandler, Higsin3, Peffer, Harris and Mc- Plierson were appointed as the committee. After an executive sesslou the Senate ad journed tili Monday. lU£ HOLE. Compensation to Kullro ■<! Companies fur Mail Carrying to lie Reduced. In the House to-day natch of Missouri r?ported tne agricultural appropriation bill. Ordered printed. The Senate bill granting 20 acres of the Fort Sydney military reservation to the city of Sydney, Nebr., for a cemetery was passed. The House went Into committee of tho whole on the posti fflce appropriation bill. The appropriation for the Star rout« Ker- ViCe was increased S'-'OO,OuO. Loud of California offered an amendment increasing by $123,000 the appropriation fur the mail messenger service. Blount of Georim offered an amendment reducing by 5U,049.0<x) the appropriation for inland transportation by railroad routes, and authorizing the Post master-General to readjust the compensation to be paid after July 1, )8i«:}, by reducing the compensation to railroad companies for the transporta tion of mails 10 per cent from the rates based on weight tiiat were fixed and allowed by act of Juik-" 17, 1878. Pending action the committee rose and the House adjourned. P ACIFIC COAST INTERESTS. The Hydraulic Mining Bill—Appropria tions—Pensions Granted. Washington, June 2.— Representative Holmnn has intimated to Camiuetii and Geary that possibly an appropriation of 550.C00 mßybe allowed the hydraulic miners under Caminetti's bill. It is considered doubtful whether the bill can pass in the present shape, as some of the Democrats still urge that there are constitutional ob jections against it. Representative Geary appeared before the House Indian Affairs Committee to-day to urge the adoption of his measure to reduce the Hound Valley Indian reservation and open the surplus acres to settlement. It is probable thatGenry'a bill will be amended in some particulars and reported to tbe House on Monday. ' In the House to-day during the consider ation of tho postoffice appropriation bill Loud made repeated attempts to secure some increase in the appropriation and made several speeches. One of his amend ments proposed an appropriation of £120,000 for mail-messenger service. Tins the House reduced by one-half. An amendment pro posing an appropriation of SoOO for repair of mail lock and keys was defeated and $000 was voted to the inailhag repair-shop. The Klamath Indian reservation bill is before the President fur signature. >. U. Bigelow, wife nnd daughter, of San Francisco, who have been here for a day or two, left this ;;fterno:>n for Philadelphia. Pensions hay« been granted as follows: California: Original — James Connor, John Tuoby, Thomas Rogors, Ezra Strong, Albert Burton Butler. Additional— Francis A. Blanciiard. Increase— James H. Whit ney. Original widows, etc— Ko:ina Schmel and E. Hiiribut, notber. Onsen: Original— Charlw Moore, Dan i«l Nt-ff. Additional— Joseph 1). Hite. Renewal and increast — Franklin L*. Hull. Original w dow, etc. — Eliza A. Wiley. • Washington: Oi igiual— Guttlieb Frank, James B. Hoss. Mis. C. T. Elliott was to-day appointed Postmistress at Peralta, Alameda Cuuuty, C;il., vice W. R. Bitten, resigned. The report of tbe board thai conducted the examination of applicants for tho four positious at Mare Island Navy-yard, re cently declared vacant by ths Secretary of the Navy, is expected to bo given out to morrow or next day. Captain J. C. Waison has been detached from the Mam l>laml Na TV-yard, and or dered to the command of the San Francisco, per steamer of the 25ib iust. for Honolulu. MAVY.YAItD NOTES. A Big Sale of Stores to Ba Made at Mare Island. Vai.i-ejo, June 2.— The psymaster-gon eral has ordered a beard of survey to ap praise and sell all obsolete stores on Mare Island. Commander Glass is chairman. Tte preliminary work is going on now. Hereafter n o laborers will be registered at the navy-yard except suoh as have a dis chariro Issued in the time of war. Themim oer on the rolls now far exceeds the number that may possibly be required In years to come. There are being shipord by Aden At Co.'s schooner .Shasta about 250 tons of stores for the .Bering Sea fleet. The freight is con signed to Oonalaaka, where it will be dis tributed to the various vessels. This is the largest shipment ever made from the navy yard, Amounting to over 2500 packages. Ashford, the insurgent now under arrest in Honolulu, was a resident of Vallejo in 1870, where he opened a law office with J. F. Wendell, who died recently In San Fran cisco. Ashford was a natural kicker against all existing institutions. lie was a great politician and was tin* cause ot more thai) one political row in the old red hot times. THE LOST IS FOUND. A Fear That Bailey Will Not Survive Hii Hardships. Fikkvix, Ariz., Juue2.— News from Polo mois. Mexico, s»ys that W. (i. Bailey, who was lost with his family on the desert, ha 9 been rescued. When found he had lost con sciousness and was tv a frightful condition. It is feared that the strain was too much, and that he cuunot recover from the hard ships suffered. Forest Fires iv New Jersey. Mays Lam>ino, N. J., June 2.— A fire started in the woods between this place and Egg Harbor City this morning, and It has been burning fiercely in a valuable tract of timber all day. A large force of men have fought it all day with little success, and it is destroying hundreds of acres of timber every hour. "Where There la Opposition. Ontario, Cal., June 2.— The Southern Pacific is building a spur to the new can nery here, and the Santa Fe is putting in a switch at the North Ontario evaporator. Both concerns are preparing for a heavy season's business. The deciduous fruit crop in this section promises to be very large. New Bank at Paso Bobleg. Paso Hoblks, June 2.— Tlie Citizens' B.iuk has been opened here with the very bee* prospects. The officers are: Judge M. H Yenable, president; J)r. J. ll Glass, vice-president, aud A. F. Uorstman, cash ier. '1 he duet-tors are all business uu-u of Paso lioblej. George Sebastian committed suicide at Now Orleaus yesterday. Sebastian lost » handsome fortuue iv gitmbliuj;. FARMERS HOLD CONTROL. Fight Over the Organization of the Third Party in California. COOT DELEGATES ■ TUE MAJORITY. A Central Committee Chosen in Which San Fran cisco and the Labor Element Will lot Have a Controlling Voice— The State Ticket. Special to The Morning Calx. Stockton; June 2.— The People's party State convention competed the work of the session to-day and adjourntd with cheers. fzW^fM Several clashes between the farmers an laborers were opened, but no serious trouble occurred. The farmers held control of the organization and won the last fight between tlie forces in waking up the State Central Committee. The fanners' proposition was to form a State Committee with one mem ber from each county, thus giving Alpine, with 84 votes, the samo representation as San Francisco. The city delegates objected to this and finally the farmers eas.d up a little and allowed San Francisco five men on the committee, Sacramento and Los Angeles two each and all other counties one each. The convention completed the electoral ticket by choosing J. S. Dore of Fresno and Dr. Stephen Bowers of Ventura. The following delegates to the national convention were elected, completing the delegation: Jesse Foundstone of Colusa, J. S. Dore of Fresno, J. E. Man love of Sacramento, G. B. Johnson of Santa Clara, Marion Cannon of Ventura, *Mre. Nettie Baker Snow of Santa Barbara, Mrs. T. V. Cator of San Francisco and £. M. War dan of Los Angeles. State Central Committee. The State Central Committee organized by electing E. 11. Wardall of Los Angeles, chairman; G. D. Gillespie of San Fran clsco. secretary, and J. £. Camp of Sacra mento, treasurer. An executive committee to manage the campaign was appointed, consisting of ono member from each Congressional District, as follows: First District, 11. C Hanson of Humboldt County; Second District, J. E. Camp of Sacramento; Third District,. A. Kelsey of Alameda; Fourth District, G. D. Gillespie of San Francisco; Fifth District, J. B. Johns' ol Santa Clara; Sixth Dis trict, E. M. Wardall of Los Angeles; Seventh District, E. S. Barney of Fresno. Tne following State Central Committee was chosen: From San Fraucisco— J. J. Morrison, B. C. Brown. J. A. Williams, George D. Gillespie aud F. A. i'Olter. Solano— Samuel Stewart. Vnt vi a— it. E. Carres. Tuolumne— J. W. Schofleld. Bm Fen it o—i*. c. Nun. Santa Barbara— E. Catlett. Sacramento— C. A. .lenkius and- J. E. Camp. Orange— J. Wiley Harris. Cos Angele*-— E. M. Waid.iil and A. Moore. Alameda- li. Kel-ev and Dr. A. 1". CUllds. Nevada— John A. Ball. San Bernardino— N. A. Richardson. Tulare— K. A. May. Santa Clara— C. M. Sll llivaa. Colusa— T. J. Shelliaminer. Humboldt— N. C. Hanson. Sonoma— Henry Johnson. San Joaquin— E. M. Pierce. Santa Ciuz— Dr. J. 11. Cain. Cake— li. C. Marsh. Napa— J. M. Carter. San tils Obispo— U. A. Barlow. Monterey— M. D. Milter. Sun Dieuo— S. M. Puyer. Glenn— A. J. Smitli. Shasta— A. It. Bowes. Fresno— E. S. Barney. Amador— S. 11. Wlueler. . V. Nninliioc-i fur Congress* The following candidates for Congress were reported from the several Congres sional districts: First District— A. J. Bledsoe of Humboldt. Third District— J. L. Lyon of Oakland. Sixth District— M. Cannon of Ventura. Fourth District— T. V. Cator of San Fran cisco. Seventh District •— Hiram Hamilton of Orange. The nominations from the Second and Fifth districts were postponed, the conven tions to be called after the national conven tion. C. A. Jenkins of Sacramento was nominated for the Second District yester day, but he withdrew to-day on account of the prohibition leaning of the Los Angeles platform, which he does not approve. He said he was willing to go before the people on national issues ol money and tbe trans portation problem, but he was opposed to probioition. The Los Angeles platform is against the saloon and liquoi in all its form s. Just before adjourning Rev. B. Rfggs of Modesto offered the following resolution, which was adopted Resolved, that wo are In sympathy with all le,al mean*- being used to open up and expose the corruption ot the last Legislature at Sacra mento, and Hint we hereby express our dl.treas ure ai the decision of the Supieme Court in de stroying the last Graud Jury of nan Franctsco. A resolution of thanks to the Associated Press for giving a fair report of tbe conven tion, which was never done before, was also adopted. AFTER THE CONVENTION. A Lively Fisticuff in the San Franclsco Contingent. Stockton, June 2.— J. C. Gore, a digni fied delegate to the People's party conven tion who labors as a collector for the "spring Valley Water Company, will return home with two patches on his face, which cover scratches made by J. B. McCormick, a fiery reformer, also of Sin Franclsco. The trouble occurred about J. A. Johnson of San Francisco. McCormick remarked that Johnson, who is editor of the San Fran cisco People's Press, had gone back on the party, and was a dead weight to carry. Goro is a friend of the editor, and promptly called McCormick a liar. Then McCormick Kicked at the big man, and Gore reached out with his strong right 'and sent the reformer to grass. By this time Gore had his blood up, and be sat on his enemy to thump him, although some say that they fell together. Gore was or. top, anyway, and McCormick scratched his face viciously. Gore then grasped the McCormick throat, and the man's face was coloring a lovely blue when outsiders sepa rated the fighters aud spoiled a very inter esting incident. Johnson says McCormick is a disturbing element and nobody knows what lie is in the party for. The editor adds that the man has been in the party but a short time, yet he has been following up Johnson all the while. Gore says he believes McCormick is a railroad man sent into the party to make trouble. He . says further that McCormick seems to be idle and he believes the man means mischief for the People's party. Mc- Cormick, of course, retorts to all tbis in kind, saying as many uncomplimentary things of his foes as they possibly can of him. _____«___ HIGHBINDEUH' ARCHIVES. An Important Ficd Made by tho Sacramento Police. Sacramento, June 2.— The highbinders have made up tha;r minds to leavo this city. To-day the headquarters of the Bintr fling Tong, on 1 street, where the recent tragedy occurred, were dcsened, not a heathen beinfc found anywhere about the place. Officer Iliggins and Coroner Clark made a search of the premises, and recovered, hidden in the basement, a locked box containing the records of the organization aud all the insij? ma of the vicious society, including the short sticks passed around to ir.ombers whenever the murder or robbery of a hated Chinaman is proposed, to notify them ot a meeting. No such capture, it is said, has ever before been made of the records of une of these villainous organization?, and it is not improbable t'l at much inside informa tion of the mysterious workings and oper ations of the society may be divulged. KID'S DASTARDLY WORK. The Fiendish Murder of a Boy on a Lonely MouDtain Ranch. Pike-nix. Ariz, June 2.— The report is ci-.niitmed to-night of the killing of Charlie Dobbie of Tempe at Four Peaks, in the Surerstition range, 30 miles from here. Tho boy had gone to visit at the ranch of Wiiliam Fraser, his uncle, located 30 miles from tho Silver King mine. Shortly after ward Mr. Frasor had beeu summoned to PRICE FIVE CENTS. Florence and was serving on a jury, the boy b»itiK left alone at the ranch. Mr. Sim Neighbors want to the ranch on the 30th ult. and found the hous»i in confu-ii'.n, the bed ticks cut up and torn to pieces and things wrecked generally, but tiia boy was not to be found. Hesea-ched for som- time .snd then started to Florence to inform Mr. Fraser and the Sheriff of hit discovery. Oa the way ho found camped at the Whitton ranch some 36 cowboys, whom he informed of what he had seen aud of bis fears. They started for the, Fraser ranch at once and Mr. Neighbors hurried to Florence, got Mr. Fraser and the Sheriff and returned to the ranch. The cowboys had bytbistime found the body of the boy some distance from the house. Messrs. Fraser and Neigh bors and the Sheriff of Pinal County are in pursuit of the murderers, who are beyond douNt renegade Apache 3 and believed to bf> the Kid gang. The body of the boy wa» buried at Silver King yesterday. THE MYSTIC'S GREAT LOSS. Fire Destroys the Winery of Thomas Lake Harris. Santa Rosa, June 2— The winery on the celebrated ranch of Thomas Lake Har ris, the widely known mystic who has a colony of subjoct3 about three miles from here, was destroyed by fire to-night. There were immense quantities o( wine and brandy stored in the winery, whiefc was the largest in the State. The winery was rv stone building surmounted by a wwiden belfry. The lire, which is supposed to hay* been incendiary, started in the b«-lfry, an<S soon got beyond control. The brandy in storage caught fire, and though the Bra started early in the evening, at 12 o'clock it was still burning fiercely. Streamsof burn ing brnndy are now running all over th« place, and the conflagration presents a nißtr nitieent sight from Santa Kioa. Th» winery aid stocrf are valued at $-NX>,OOO; insurance $60,000. CHILDS IN VICTORIA. He Will Be Honored by the Printers of the Colonial City. Victoria, June s.— On« hundred Amer ican editors arrived to-night on the City of Seattle nnd left Again on the same steamer at 8:30 o'clock. During their tour hour-*' visit they were treated to n carriage drive by the members of the Victoria prem, Mayor Beaveu and the Aldertren extending to them the. hospitality of tlie city. They were also dined at the Dtiard. At .i meeting of Victoria Typographical Union this afternoon President Hoiiowny, Secretary Cullen, J. A. Clark, A. Brock and W. Kurtz were appointed a committee to make arrangements on behalf of the union to welcome George W. Chil-is and party. They will wait on him at the Hotel Dalles to-morrow. AN ARIZONA TRAGEDY. Killed in an Attempt to Resent an Alleged Sland-r. Pikenix, Ariz , June 2.— A telegram re ceived from Tombstone announces the shoot ing of Thomas T. Wnlch by Wako Beuze, at the Cowan ranch. Walch and Benze, it is said, got into a quarrel over an aliened con versation in which, Walch claimed, lienzo had talked abnut him. After disputing for some time Whlod drew a gun and fired two shots at Belize, missing him. The latter returned the fire, striking Walcb in the chest, the bullet lodging in the lungs. Walch died, after two hours' unconscious ness. Belize is at large, or, $1000 bail NEWSPAI'EH CHANGE. Hie Seripps League Acquires an Interest la tho San Diego Sun. San Diego, June The San Diego Sun was sold by its proprietor, Warren Wilson, to-day to L. C. Hickman, a wefi-knowu business man of this city and for some time the proprietor of the horticultural journal known as the. Great Southwest. The new owner brings considerable money to it and will put it on a strong financial basis. £. W. ScripDS President of the Cincinnati Post Publishing Company, and a member of the Scripp9 Leasne of Newspapers, Is In terested wit!) Mr. Uickman in the pur chase. LOST IN THE DESERT. The Supposed Fate of a Tenderfoot Piov pector. Tucsox, Ariz , June 2.— Advice received from Yuma states that J. A. Van Horn, who lelt here with Martin Weir to look for placer mines supposed to be located near the Sonora line, is believed to be lost In the desert. Weir came into Lignrta station, on the Southern Pacific road, aud wired that the horses had died in t he desert and that he did not kuow whether Van Horn was alive. A party was made up at once to re turn with him and make a senrcti. Van Horn is from Eastern Pennsylvania, RATHER SERIOUS MISHAP. A Candidate for Congress Will Stop His Campaign for a Tims. Arlington, Or., June 2.— W. R. Ellis, the Republican nominee for Congressman in the Second District, met with an accident yesterday which will probably lay him up for several weeks. While he was riding on the stage a few miles from here the horses ran away, and Ellis jumped out, breaking hi. left leg below the Knee. He was taken to a neighboring house nnd a physician set the injured member. Edward Nelson, tbe stage driver, was thrown out mi his head. receiving injuries which may prove fatal. Ynba County Fruit All Right. Martsville, June 2.— A strong north wind has prevailed for the past twenty four hours, but it baa not affected the fruit crop in the least, and as ti.e wheat has not yet reached the dough state, that has been but slightly dam.iged. Two small fires oc curred during the day, but they wer« easily extinguished, notwithstanding the wind. Trailing a Hard ere r. Phcexix, Ariz., June 2— The Sheriff of Gila County has engaged a bar.d of Indian trailers to follow John Ser, who murdered his wife in Tonto Basin two weeks ago. See and his brother Bob have been tracked into the Four Peaks country, aud it is con sidered only a question of lime when they Will be apprehended. Schmidt Receives H s Sentence. Napa, June 2.— Carl Schmidt, convicted of the murder ol Mrs. Greenwood, was this moruinc sentenced to Sa.. Quentin for life. Schmidt went ihnugh the affair quietly, making uo request except that h« be seat to miii Queutin in preference to Fols.mi. Wanted in California. 4 Phocxix, Ariz., June 2.— L. W. Baldwin, a sewing-machine agent, was arrested here to-night un n a telegraphic warrant from the Sheriff of Salinas, Cal., charging him with grand larceny. Northwestern League. Portland, Or., June 2.— Portlands 9, Spokanes 3. Sarsapariita Cures Others, Will Cure you. tt'ii \y TnThFr