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VOLUME LXXII-NO. 15.
TORNADO IN ILLINOIS.
fie Town of Galva Almost Totally
Demolished.
lEIBLIf EVER! BUILDL.G DAMAGED.
Eanj Persons Badly lnjnred by Falling Walls— One
Ban Killed— T_e rath of the Cyclone
Strewn With Debris.
Special to The Morning Call
Galva. 111.. June 14.— A destructive tor
nado struck this place at 7:30 i 'clock P. M.
yesterday. The storm approached so sud
denly that the citizens had no time to reach
places of safety, ln the Methodist church
there was a large congregation, and in the
rink a committee had met to arrange for
a Fourth of July celebration. The church
was quickly a mass of ruins and the congre
gation was imprisoned. A number of peo
ple were Injured. The link was blown
down, but the inmates fortunately escaped
without injury. The rear of the storm was
terrible and was accompanied by intense
darkness, and the wind carried everything
before it.
Nearly every business house on Main
street was unroofed and much dnmace was
done by water. The Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy round-house was totally wreck
ed. The damage is estimated at .2.0,000.
Barn ell's elevator was, unrooted and 10,000
bushels of grain deluged. The Rock Island
elevator and a part of the depot went next.
The steeple of tbe Baptist Church was
blown off aud hurled into the street, and
the church was badly damaged. The resi
dence of August Olsou was blown down
and Olson was killed instantly, but the
other members of the family escaped mirac
ulously.
Tbe town to-day Is ln a state of demoral
ization and all business is suspended. The
streets are filled with debris of every de
scription. Nearly every building in the
place is more or less damaged. The resi
dence of O. L. Peterson at this place has
been turned into a hospital and the injured
are receiving every attention.
Considering the widespread damage it is
remarkable that there was not a greater
loss of life.
The injured are as follows: George Erick
scd, arm broken; Mrs. Albert Eriekson, in
jured Internally; Mrs. John Erick.cn, in
jured en the head ; Mrs. 11. Anderson, in
jured internally; Mr. and Mr.. N. Yarger,
slightly Injured; O. M. Hempstead, hurt
about the head; E. Dickinson, leg broken;
A. Eiick.ou, hurt internally ; Huldah Carl
son, leg broken; Nellie Moline, hurt in
ternally.
The path of the tornado was about four
miles wide. After leaving Galva ibe storm
took a southeasterly route up Spoon River,
doing much damage along the route. From
Spoon River to Aitoona, along the path of
the storm, trees were uprooted, buildings
blown down aud other damage done. A
dozen of sheep were blown from one man's
yard and landed in an adjacent field. Tor
rance Spoor's windmill was blown away
and struck the residence of Geoige Craven,
six hundred yards distant. Craven was
riding in a road-wagou and was carried by
tbe wind over a fence Into a neighboring
field. The damage to farmers along the
path of the storm will amount to thousands
of dollars. A strip of country four miles
wide and sixteen miles long was devastated.
SAFELY LANDED.
The Steamer .Juliet Returns vrith the
Mining College Student*.
Chicago, June 14.— Tbe steamer Juliet,
which was reported as missing last night
with 100 students of the preparatory school
of tbe Northwestern University at Evans
ton, arrived at this city at 3:15 o'clock this
morning. It was impossible to land at
Evanston and tbe captain proceeded to Chi
cago, where he lauded his excursionists
safely.
Cyclones In Other Placed.
St. Johns, Quebec, June 14.— A cyclone
passed over the southwestern part of this
town this afternoon, carrying destruction
In Its path. Two dings were demolished
by the terrible force of the wind. A per
fect etoud of boards, shingles and many
other small articles were carried through
the air. The water In the river was blown
fully CO feet high. As far as known no
person was seiiously injured during the
storm.
Greenfield. Mass., June 14.— A tre
mendous hailstorm struck this town tv-
night, and caused damages estimated at
810,000. Many hailstones were measured
tfiat were 10 inches in circumference.
Bangor, Me., June 14.— What appears to
have been a tornado passed over the
southern end of the city late this
afternoon. It crossed over the river
and went through Brower, where it
destroyed and moved several buildings,
leveled horsesheds and did other
damage. Then it took the houses and chim
neys on the river bank, after which it de
scended on the fiver. The steam launch
Annie, that plies between Bangor and
H&mrdcn, had just left the dock having on
board 20 persons. Tbe boat was overturned
and sunk. In all 12 persons were saved so
far as is now known. The body of Miss
iiattie Adams was recovered and there are
seven bodies ml. sing. ;;
All the Plantations Covered.
New Orleans, June 14.— A1l hope of
closing the Belmont crevasse, 43 miles
above here, has been sbando ned. The leak
is now more than 200 feet wide and 12 feet
deep, and is cutting rapidly. Water from
the Belmont and from Sarapy's crevasse,
30 miles nbove the city, has inundated the
Mississippi Valley, covering all the planta
tions along the river front.
RELAY COURIERS.
Fast Time Madj by Bicycle Riders in the
East.
Indianapolis, June 14.— Bicycle relay
couriers carried a newspaper special dis-
catch from the Columbus (Ohio) Evening
Dispatch to the Indianapolis News, a dis
tance of 183 miles, in 11 hours 39 minutes,
or 51 minutes ahead of schedule time, arriv
ing at 6:30 this morning. At 8 o'clock the
reply was started back in the care of the
Indianapolis Zigzag Club. The schedule Is
the fastest longdistance one ever attempted,
and the wheelmen regard the run as phe
nomenal. Eastward it is in. re of an uphill
road, and such good time Is not expected.
Columbus, Ohio, June 14. The return
relay bicycle messengers passed Centerville,
Ind., eastbound at 11:35 a. m., 43 minutes
ahead of the schedule.
THE MONETARY CONFERENCE.
All the European Nations Have Accepted the
President _ Invitation.
Washington, June 14.— Ail the Govern
ments of rope have either formally cr
Informally accepted the invitation issued by
the President to participate with the United
Slates In the monetary conference looking
t<> „ more extensive use of silver money.
The time and place fir the conference has
not yet been settle'!. While the conferees
on the part of the United States have not
jet been announced, it is generally accepted
that H. W. Cannon and Senator Jones of
Nevada will be appointed.
Rome, June 14.— The Italian Government
has notified the American Minister that
Italy accepts the Invitation to take part in
tbe International monetary conference.
CONVENTIONS HELD.
Anneal Sessions of Various Organizations in
the East.
Buffalo, June 14.— The Grand Lodge of
tho United Slates of the B. P. (». Elks
assembled here this morning. The grand
secretary's report for the fiscal year of
1891-92 .hews that there are 222 lodges in
good standing, with a membership of 18,221.
The amount of cash on hand is $90,898, and
Ike value of the property of the Grand
Lodge is $342,511, making a total valuation
of assets of $433,501. amount expended
for charity during the year was $28,188.
The total mem be. ship of the Grand Lodge
is 1100. Grand Treasurer Bechel of Omaha
is reported quit- sick at a hotel.
New Oiileanh, June 11.— The Train
The Morning Call.
dispatchers' Association of America opened
its fifth annual mating here to-day. ii. I .
.Voolsey of Terre Haute presided. Rev. B.
M. Palmer delivered the opening prayer,
and lion. Irvine Jamison, the acting Mayor
of New Orleans welcomed the delegates,
to which President .Voolsey made a fitting
reply. The president theu read his annual
report.
Washington, June 14. — The homeo
pathic convention this afternoon held sec
tional meetings In Cyne .ology and sanitary
6dence. At the evening session the report
from the board of censors was followed by
sectional meetings In anatomy, physiology,
pathology and nervous and mental diseases.
Philadelphia, June 14.— At the session
of the International Typographical Union
to-day the committee on laws reported un
favorably the proposed amendment to the
constitution relating to strikes. The com
mittee's unfavorable report was rejected.
Washington', June 14.— The tenth an
nual convention of the Association of Mas
ter .'lumbers of the United States met here
this morning. After the transaction of
routine business the convention adjourned
until to-morrow.
Helena, June 14.— The annual session
of the Supreme Lodge, A. O. U. W., con
vened here this morning.
STREAMS OF BURING RESIN
The Most Disastrous Fire of the Year
at Baltimore.
Baltimore, June 14.— One of the largest
fires that have ever visited the water-front of
Baltimore started at 2 o'clock this afternoon
on the Old Bay Line wharf. The freight
shed of the Bay Lino Company, fully
stocked with cotton, whisky and general
merchandise, mostly cousiened to foreign
firms, was totally destroyed. The fire is
thought to have oilginated in the cotton by
spontaneous combustion, (.nick rs a flash
the flames spread and the most intense ex
citement reigned along the entire water
front. I
The Bay Line wharf was totally de
stroyed. The wharf had on It, besides the
largo warehouse, a big laundry and a newly
erected office building.
The schooners Carmina and Maston were
lying at the wharf, and before they could be
towed from it they were badly damaged, as
were the four-masted ice schooners Wesley
Over, Mamie Howard ai:d William Wirt.
The flames were finally conquered, but not
until considerable damage was dune. The
rig_ing and cordage of the schooner
Augustus Welt were burned away, her
masts and bull charred and the vessel left a
blackened wreck. The estimated damage
to the schooner is 825,000, fully Insured.
The ire was valued at .4 per ton, and she
had 1000 tons on board.
Two barges, laden with cotton, were
also moored to the Bay Line wharf, and he
fore relief could reach them the cotton bad
caught and ths barges burned.
All around the Bay Line wharf were
warehouses stored with tons Of the most
inflammable material, and the firemen
worked like beavers to prevent tbe spread
of the flames. The heat at this time was
distressing, and the firemen were compelled
to strip and many of them became ex
hausted by heat During a portion of the
time work was impeded by streams of
molten resin that flooded the streets and
ran into the water.
On the wharf were 0000 bales of cotton,
worth $40 to 150 a bale and 1000 barrels of
whisk}*, worth JGO to $75 a barrel. Other
freight and wharf properly destroyed will
bring this pan of the loss up to uearly
11,000,000, only partially covered by insur
ance.
EASTERN I.ASLIL.LL.
The Chicago Colts Whitewashed by the Bride-
grooms cf Ercoklyn.
Bf.ooklyn, June 14.— The Colts received
their second coat of whitewash tc-day from
the Brooklyn club. Brook. '.», hits 13.
ChicagosO, hits 3. errors 7. Batteries—- Stein
and Daiiey, Gumhertand Schriver.
At Baltimore.
Baltimore. June 14.— The Baltimores
made 7 runs in the fifth and 5 in the ninth
Inning. B-T-Tm-r.-'l-.^Tii-T^Vr errors C.
Louisvilles 0, hits 14, errors 6. Batteries—
Bufiint.n and Robinson; Viau, Jones aud
Dowse. At PhUa-elphla.
At Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 14.— The Phillies
won almost as they pleased to-day. Phila
delphias 10, hits 16, errors '_. Pittsburgs
4, hits 10, errors 2. Batteries— Woodcock
and Baldwin, Mack and Mi. ler for Phila
delphia, Espt-r, Cross and Clements for
Pittsburg.
At New York. ,
New Fork, June 14.— The Giants won
a well-played game by superior baiting.
New forks 9, hits 13, errors 1. Clevelands
6, hits 8. errors 6. Batteries— Crane and
Boyle, Retger and Timmer.
At -V--h!n_.on_
Washington, June 14.— Abbey's first
game was very effective. Getzein also was
strong. Washington* 12, bits 19, errors 4.
St. Louis 7, hits 9, errors 5. Batteries-
Abbey ai.d Milligan, Getzeiu and Buckley.
At Boston.
Boston. June 14.— The Cincinnatis wilted
after the fourth and became careless. Bos
tons 11, bits 12, errors 3. Cincinnntis 6,
his 7, errors 3. Batteries— Stivetts anil
Kelly, Chamberlain and Duryea, Vauglian
and Murphy. r,
Ass-elation G-mes.
Omaha, June 14.— Omahas 3, Indianapo
lis _.
MiLWArKEE, June 14.— Milwaukees 6,
Columbus 3.
Kansas City, June 14.— Kansas Citys 21,
Fort Waynes 7.
Minneapolis, June .—Minneapolis 0,
Toledos 3.
THE OKLAHOMA RIOTERS.
A Mob Still Determined to Have Holly's
Blood.
Guthrie, O. T., June 14.— The excite
ment bere is unabated, and two attempts
have been made within the last 24 hours to
lynch Holly, the colored man in jail for
assault The mob seems ns determined as
ever to accomplish its purpose. The negro
was lodged in .11 after his preliminary
examination this afternoon and a guard of
20 men stationed around the jail to order to
resist any attempt on the part of the people
to lynch the prisoner. To-night atG o'clock
Holly was taken by the Sheriff's wife in a
carriage and driven away. Later an at-
tempt was made by the crowd to enter the
jail, but the mob was dispersed by a strong
guard. At 10:30 o'clock to-night 500 men
marched to the jail and demanded the pris
oner. They were told Holly had been taken
away, but were not satisfied until the jail
had been searched by a committee ap
pointed by themselves.
The Rustlers' War Over.
Omaha, Nebr., June 14.— Captain Gar
rard of Troop A, Ninth Cavalry, and Cap
tain C. H. Parmlee of Governor Barber's
staff have come in from Wyoming. Captain
Garrard comes direct from the camp of the
troops on Powder River. lie said from the
present appearance there would probably
be ii" more uouble in the cattle legion for
some time at lea.t.
Belief for the Oil Regions.
Pittsruiu;, Pa., June 14.— At a me. ting
of the .It-burg Relief Committee to-day,
it was decided to issue an appeal for more
money to relieve the oil regions sufferers.
It i- stated that tho amount of money
needed for the relief of the people of the
two flooded cities is $300,000, and only 28
per cent'of this amount has leen subscribed.
rial of "Prince Michael."
Ann Arbor, Mich.. June 14.— The trial
of "Prince Michael" Mills of Detroit, the
" Flying Roll " leader, whose case was
brought here on a change of venue, began
in the Circuit Court this morning. A large
crowd of spectators were present in the
courtroom.
Mrs. Stowe's Birthday.
Hartford, Conn., June 14.— Harriet
Beecher Stowe is 80 years old to-day. There
was a birthday celebration by the pupils
and graduates of the Hartford Female Sem
inary, which was founded in Hartford by
Miss Beecher ln 1827.
Eleven Desperate Murderers.
Spuing fiuld, Mo., June 14.— The 11 men
held without bail for the murder of Deputy
Sheriff George T. Williams were lodged In
jail to-day to await trial. They were _> 1 1
heavily shackled with irons and brought
from Forsyth this morning.
The Michigan Miners' Strike Settled.
Houghton, Mich., June 14.— The strike
at the Osceola mine about terminated to
day by a settlement satisfactory to both
aides. .York will be resumed shortly.
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1892— EIGHT PAGES.
ELECTIONS IN BELGIUM.
Complete Sims of the Clerical
Candidates.
ALL OF TDE PARTY LEADERS REELECTED
Serious Disturbances in the Principal Towns— The
Bob Dispersed by the Police—
Persons Injured.
Special to The HoKxraa Call.
Brussels, June 14.— The election for
members of the Constituent Assembly, com
posed ol Senators and Representatives sit
ting together to settle upon the changes to
be ni-de in the constitution, has com
menced in Belgium. The returns already
received show that the Clerical candidates
who favor the Government suffrage policy
are elected, many of whom were members
of the last Parliament, while Liberals, who
favor universal or manhood suffrage
were victorious in Liege and Brus
sels. Ministers Bennacrt, De Bruin and
Burlett aud all the party leaders were re
elected.
Great excitement prevails at Liege, where
rival demonstrations led to disturbances,
In Brussels the streets were crowded and
several free fights occurred.
The disorders at Aix continue. The
Catholic Club was wrecked, and a detach
ment of mounted police rode down tin- peo
ple, who offered a stubborn resistance.
Many 6aber injuries were inflicted. The
mob tore up the streets and pelted the gen
darmes witn stones. Among the wounded
is a magistrate.
There are 44 Clericals and 30 Liberals
elected to the Senate, and in addition the
Clericals head the polls in 10 districts where
second ballots are necessary, and the Lib
erals head the poll only in one district.
The Clericals already have a majority of 40
in .he Chamber of Representatives.
At Antwerp serious disorders occurred,
the mob invading the residence of a Cath
olic editor, who defended himself witb a re
volver, wounding one of the mob. Several
others were injured and the mob was finally
dispersed by the gendarmes.
Large and excited crowds gathered this
evening in all the towns of Belgium for the
purpose of congratulating tho successful
candidates.
AX APPALLING ACCIDENT.
A Petroleum-Laden Steamer Explodes and 26
Hen Are Burned to Death.
Bordeaux, June 14.— An appalling acci
dent occurred this morning on the river
Gironde, near Blare. The British steamer
Petrolia, loaded with petroleum, from Phila
delphia, became filled with fumes from ihe
cargo, which, being accidentally ignited by
lightning during a thunderstorm, caused a
tremendous explosion, scattering the deck
and upper works in every direction and set
tine fire to the vessel. Tbe petroleum float
ing on the water set fire to a number of
other vessels in the river, mostly engaged
in the river nnd coasting trade, and they
were burned to the water's edge. The Pe
trolia was destroyed, and 'JO of the 40 men
comprising her crew perished in the flames.
The other 20 were rescued with difficulty.
Some of them were badly burned.
The lighters near the Petrolia sank in a
few' minutes after the explosion, and three
men who were aboard were drowued. The
fire communicated to the landing stage and
the woods alone the banks ot the river were
also set on fire, and a quantity of valuable
timber burned. The damage is great. The
total number of lives lost by the explosion
and fire 1*- known to be 15.
SCARCITY OP SILVER.
The Italian States Suffering From a Lack of
Small Change.
Rome, June 14.— The great scarcity of
silver change continues, and the measures
taken to prevent Its exportation have not
remedied the trouble. A dlspatcb from the
President of the Chamber of Commerce of
Milan has beta received by the Minister of
the Treasury, complaining of the absolute
lack of silver change in Lombardy. and
asking that prompt measures betaken to
remedy tbe difficulty. Reports to the same
effect have been received from financial
agents in other parts of Italy. Stricter
otders have been given with the view of
preventing clandestine shipments. An ex
change agent has been arrested at Turin
for violating the law fixing a high, tariff for
the transportation of silver. This agent
had 6,00-f In small «ilver coins, which lie
was about to carry to Modeua, where it was
extremely scarce.
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CHOPS IN CANADA.
A Good Yield of Cereals Expected in the
Province cf Ontario.
Toronto, June 14.— The Ontario Govern
ment crop report is as follows: The condi
tions point to a first-class crop of fail
wheat. An extra good crop Is expected
should the bright, v, arm weather continue.
The prospects for spring wheat are up to
the average, but success is dependent upon
warm weather. The condition of barley is
fair but backward, with the prospect of a
very much decreased yield unless the
weather soon becomes and continues more
favorable. be acreage is still decreasing.
Mora than an average crop of oats is ex
pected should the weather be favorable the
next few weeks. The indications over al
moat the entire province are that there will
be an extra fine crop of peas. A heavy
yield of hay is assured.
The Trial of Ravachol.
Pari*-, June 14 —The Court of Appeals
has pronounced against Kavacbol, the anar
chist, who appealed against the decision of
the Chamber writs, which returned a true
bill against him for tho murder of Brunei,
the hermit of Cbambles, and two ladies
named Maroon at St. Etientie. The trial is
fixed for June 20 before ihe Montbrison
assizes. The jury will be selected by lot
nnd the names are not disclosed, to guard
against the anarchist friends of the prisoner
attempting to intimidate the jurors.
Phylloxera in Spain.
Madrid, June —The phylloxera has
appeared in the p rovinces of Almeri, Bar-
celona, Cordova, Gerona, Granada, Jam,
Leon. Lugo, Malaga. Orense, Salamanca,
Sevilla, Tarragona, Zatnora and on the
Balearic Islands. Six hundred and seventy
five thousand acres are affected.
THE IRISH CAUSE.
Redmond's Reception in the Fast - The
Final Offer of the Parnellites.
New York, June 14. — Committeemen
from the various organizations in New Yoik
to-day presented addresses to John Red
mond, M. P., praising him for tho work he
has done and will endeavor to establish
here. After the addresses had been handed
to Redmond and ho bad thanked tho com
mittees, an address was given out for publi
cation which declares Redmond's mission a
noble one, and urges Irishmen to stand by
him and support him. A reception is to be
tendered to him to-morrow.
Boston, June 14.— General P. A. Collins
has just returned from Europe, whither he
went for the purpose of endeavoring to heal
the breach in the Irish party. He .aid to
day: "We are all agreed that under the
circumstances the campaign would have to
be continued upon lines already established,
and that the asperities of the campaign
should be minimized through the influence
of the different candidates, leaders and the
press. I believe we may early look to Uie
end of all misunderstanding and the genu
ine union of all our forces,"
London, June 14.— Timothy Harrington,
Parnellite, on being interviewed on Mc-
Carthy's cablegram refusing his proposed
terms of compromise, said: "McCarthy per
sonally is ignorant of the situation in Ire
land as regards the elections or he would
accept -.villi delight our propositions as sav
ing an enormous amount of unpleasant
strife. Dillon's proposal Is impracticable.
Besides the enormous difficulty in selecting
a board of arbitration to obtain reliable
knowledge of the strength of the parties,
the issue to be so decided is 100 narrow.
Each party ought to maintain iti present
strength till Gladstone has disclosed his
policy and the members of each should be
willing to exchange seats where there is a
Parnellite representing the McCarthyite con
st Itueney, and vice versa. By this plan
there would probably be only six displace
ments. This is the Parnellites' final offer to
secure peace."
PALACIO IS OVERTHROWN.
The Reported Flight of the Dictator
Confirmed.
New York, June 14. — The Herald's
aid's Uruguay correspondent telegraphs
the following additional informal;.
as to Palacio's alleged flight. When
the report of Palacio's flight became known
citizens began to cry out, "Down with the
adherents of the usurper!" "Let us free
our Imprisoned friends!" "Death to the
rascally police!" lv the hands of many
citizens firearms appeared and shots were
fired. Almost Immediately the streets
were filled with marching rioters.
Tho Government police and sol
diers made a feeble attempt
to drive them back and there was some
sharp tiring for 20 minutes, during which
time many persons were shot, but the num
ber of d» ad and wounded is rot stated.
To add to the discomfiture of the Nation
alists, word has just been received from the
battlefield that another terrific
has been fought between Crespo's follow
lowers and the Government troops a few
leagues west of Caracas. As in the other
recent Important fights, the soldiers of Pa
laciowere defeated with great slaughter.
Stragglers from the routed army are coming
into Caracas and spreadiug the spirit oi
panic everywhere.
FLEET FLIERS.
Re.nlts of Yesterday's Races on the Principal
Eastern Tracks.
Mounts Park, June 14.— The winners In
to-day's races were:
Five and a half furlongs, Prince George
won. Mendacity second, Rigiitaway third.
Time, 1:08%.
One and a sixteenth tnilfs, Fairplay won,
Roller second, Madrid third. 'lime, 1:49.
Six furlongs, Sammle rau a dead heat with
Tar and Tartar, St. Peter second. Time,
1:14. In the run-off Tar and Tartar won in
1:13%.
One mile, Shellback won, Charade second,
Vernon third. Time, 1:40%.
The New York Jockey Club handicap,
one and a quarter miles, R-.celan! won,
Pcssara second, Russell third. Time, 2:07.
Six furlongs, Fiavilla won, Ouward sec
ond, Bengal thitd. Time, 1:01%.
At Chicago.
CHICAGO. June 14— The Garfield Park
track was slow and the results were:
II -if a mile, Nellie won, Columbia second,
Jack Lovell third. Time, :57J4.
Six furlongs, Maggie Beck won, Blue Ban
ner second, Chimes ib rd. Tune, 1*37*54.
Five furlongs. iron Rod won. Ten to One
second. Emperor Billet third. Time. 1:13%.
Seven furlong*, Lady Pulslfer won, Soil
Ross second, BlTtzen third. Time, 1:44%,
Thirteen-sixteetiths of a mile, Bor**alis
woo, Johnny Greener second, Catlan thiid.
Time. 1:36%.
Five furlongs, Recherche won, Cora A
second, Judge Thunnan third. Time, 1:13%.
At Hawthorne l'-il..
CHICAGO, June 14.— The track at Haw
thorne was slow to-day and the results wer**:
Seven furlong-, Ruth won, Spectator sec
ond. Lombard third. Time, 1:43.5.
One and an eighth mile*, Content wot,
Astrakan second, The Hero third. Time,
2: Pi. -ry-y
Six furlongs (Chicago Horsemen's stakes),
Ducat won, Job Murphy second, Ferrler
third. Time, 1:26%. . *-•!.«--
Sis furlongs, Lemon Blossom won, Future
second, Rouser third.. Time, 1:20. J
One and an eighth miles (hurdle race),
Speculation won, St. Luke second, Specu
lator third. Time, _.:_._
At Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, June 14.— The track was
veryjfast to-day and the summary ia as fol
lows:
Seven furlongs, Pontine Kinney won,
Calhoun second, Warren third. Tune,
1 :_.«%.
One mile and seventy yards. Greenwich
won, Orville second, Banner third. Time,
1 •*!''•
Free handicap sweepstakes, one mile.
Major Tom won, Miss Dixie second, Harry
Smith third, Time,'l:_2%;
Merchant.* stakes, three-year-olds and
upward, one and an eighth miles liashford
won in unexciting finish in 8:_3%, making
a new track record, Y'o Tambieu second,
Adalia third.
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile, Ingomar won,
Plutus second, Fayol third. Time, l -1934.
Five furlongs, Peddler won, Hamline sec
ond, Tenny Jr. third. lime. I:O2J_,
At St. Lout*.
St. Louis, June 14.— The results of to
day's races were:
Seven and a half furlongs. Irene U won,
Doll. kins second, Churchill Clark third,
Time, 1:36 ...
Seven and a half furlongs, Cassell . won,
Pat Kine second, Ilydy third. Time, 1:36.
Five furlongs, King Lee won, Falataff
second, Michael third. Time, 1:02.
Six furlongs. Good Day won, Clifton
second. axel Hurst third. Time, 1:1,".",,
Six furlongs, Blaze Duke won, Hilly
Smith second, Zanesville third. Time,
1 :16._.
Out- mile, Ed Leonard won, Lord Willow
brook second, Colonel O'Cane third. Time.
1:42%.
Handicap, one mile and seventy yards,
Give Away won, Innocence second, Koyal
Flush third. Time, 1:47.
Trotting nt Mystic Turk.
Boston, Juno 14.— Three thousand people
attended ihe opening of the June meeting
at Mystic Park for Hotter..
2:24 class. Pansy Blossom won, Alice
Wilkes second. Hody third, Caprice fourth.
lie-.', time, 2:25.
2:26 class Betas won, Llndin second,
Psyche third, Warrina fourth. Best time,
2:19.4.
_:-_ class, unfinished on account of dark
ness. .'e-sie Hanson took both heats. Best
time, 2:25»_.
The Dayton Sleeting.
Dayton, Wash., June 14.— The race meet*
ing opened hero this afternoon.
In the three-eighths of a milo dash. Joe
Cotton won, Coloraa second. Homely Girl
ll,Wd. Time, 1:34.
Trotting, Blair won, Luvols Prince sec
ond. Best time, 2:40 '/_.
Half mil', beats, KiiniewKy won, Joe
Cotton second, Moore third. Time, 151.4
. Racing In England.
London*, June 14.— The Ascot stakos were
won by Billow, Harfleur sicond, Metallic
third.
The Prince of Wales stakes wero won by
Watercress, Tanzmelstcr second, Pensioner
third.
Sale of C„li.iirnl- Colt*.
New YORK, June 14.-The sale of the
Rancbo del Paso yearlings was continued
at TattcrsaU's this evening. Fifty-six ani
mals brought $47,200, an average of about
5850. '1 he best prices were paid for Par
tbeoia, half-brother to Kizpah, $3000. by L.
.1. Lose of California; bay filly, by' Sir
Modred-Preclosa, £2_oo, and a chestnut
colt by Sir Modred-Schoolgirl, £2700. The
sale was concluded to-night, the total re
ceipts amounting to almost £90,000 for the
two evenings.
DESPERATE BURGLARS.
An Officer of the Sugar Trust Has a Narrow
Escape.
New York, June 14.— Secretary J. E.
Searles of the sugar trust, who lives at 810
St. Marks avenue, Brooklyn, had a desper
ate encounter with a burglar tills evening.
Owing to the excessive heat tho front door
was left open, and about y o'clock two men
entered tho hallway. Searles met them at
the parlor door and a revolver was placed
at ins head and a demand made for money.
Searles refused to comply with the request
and a struggle followed, during which one
of the fiends fired, but missed Searles. The
noise of the shot and struggle brought
others to the scene and one burglar fled, but
the other was overpowered, though not be
fore he had fired again at Searles.
Railroad Wreck in Kentucky.
Middleboro, Ky., Juno 14.— A frightful
wreck occurred at a trestle at Lonesome
Hollow, on the Knoxville, Cumberland Gap
and Louisville Railroad this afternoon. A
freight train of sixteen loaded cars went
through the trestle a distance of two hun
dred and fifty feet. The" engineer, Frank
Sargent, the firemen, Henry Slater, and
Conductor Duckworth were instantly killed,
four other persons fatally Injured, and six
others slightly hurt.
A Bangor somnambulist while walking in
his sleep hooked a live-pound black bass in
Lake Chemo and awoke to fiud himself
struggling in tbe water..
DEPEW TO BE HONORED.
Report That He Will Be Made Secretary
of State.
HE PAYS A VISIT TO WfIITELAW REID.
Doings of the rats- The Minneapolis Conven
tion Ball Offered for Their fleeting.
State Conventions in Session.
Special to The Morning Call.
New York, June 14.— The announce
ment that Secretary Elkins had arrived
with a message from President Harrison
to Chauncey M. Depew, asking him to ac
cept the portfolio of Secretary of State, has
created considerable comment among the
Republicans In this city. It Is Impossible
to learn the truth of the matter, ns Depew
lei t tin; city to spend the night with White
law Beid at Opbir Farm in Westchester
County.
Depew arrived here from Chicago this
morning, Being interviewed again, he de
nied that he expects to succeed Blame In
the Cabinet. 110 was not prepared to talk
on the subject of his management of the
State campaign, but without doubt be
would take the stump, as iv the past cam
paigns.
Chicago, June 14.— A ratification meeting
was held at the Auditorium to-night under
the auspices of tho Loyal Republican clubs.
The great building was completely filled,
and much enthusiasm was displayed. Ad
dresses were delivered by Governor McKin
ley, John N. Thurston and others. A mes
sage was received from President Harrison
thanking the clubs for their telegrams of
congratulation, and a telegram was sent to
Blame conveying loving regards.
Providence. R. 1., June 14.— N. W. Al
drich was re-elected United States Senator
by a vote of _4 to 39 for D. S. Baker.
NEW Hill', LEADERS CONFIDENT.
Harrison I. Stronger To-Day Than lie
.Va. in 1888.
New York, June 14.— Chauucey M.
Depew returned home from Minneapolis to
iv. He said he had not been offered the
Secretaryship of State, nnd would not ac
cept if be bad. He does not believe Quay
or Piatt will oppose the Republican ticket.
He also thinks the nomination of Reid will
strengthen the ticket, and. says: "You will
find in this campaign that there will be no
flies on this ticket."
Ex-Senator Miller says: "There is no
cause for despondency so far as the Repub
lican party and its success in the coming
campaign are concerned. While the friends
of Blame are greatly disappointed at the
failure to nominate him, they have already
begun to realize that the party Is greater
than any personal consideration, and
they heartily acquiesce in the result
of the convention. They will go to
work for the ticket and help carry it to suc
cess. The nomination of Reid is a most
satisfactory one. lt will add strength to
the party not only in this State, where he
ia best known, but throughout the country.
There is no reason why Harrison should
not be stronger to-day than he was four
years ago, and 1 am satisfied that such is
the case."
GKNEKoI Ol ■ ____.
Mlnne.polU T«iiideitt ilm I »o of Its Hall
to the _>>_■■»!
Minneapolis June 14.— The citizens'
executive committee of tho Republican
national convention to-day sent the follow
ing telegram:
"To the citizens' committee of the Demo
cratic national convention, Chicago: We
heard with regret of the great disaster that
has befallen your convention hall. Fully
sympathizing with the public spirited
citizens of Chicago we tender you, free of
charge, our great convention ball and ac
commodations for 100,000 people."
A telegram of similar Import was sent to
Hun. Calvin S. Brice, chairman of the
Democratic National Committee at New
York.
THE CHICAGO CONVENTION.
Speculation ou the Outcome of the Ses
sion.
New York, June 14 —The nerald's
Washington correspondent, speculating on
the outcome of the Chicago convention,
says: "Cleveland will have no walkover,
but the Democratic leaders at Washington
believe lie ex-President will have to fight
hard for the nomination, Gorman Is the
choice of apparently a majority of his Sena
torial confreres."
Of the platform the correspondent says:
"An effort to obtain a strong civil service
reform plank in the Democratic national
platform is being made by the Democratic
members of Congress Interested in the sub
ject, and the silver plank is the subject of
considerable discussion among them. The
silver men seem less disposed to make an
aggressive fight than the representatives of
the mining States at the Bepublican con
vention. The opponents of free coinage are
not expecting much difficulty in obtaining a
plank they want, and the friends of free
coinage have evidently lost heart by re
peated defeats in the Democratic ranks.
Senator Stewart, tho Republican silver
agitator from Neva. said, in reply to a
question as to what tho Democrats would
do on the silver question: "Bah I tiiey will
do the same as the Ke publicans. Why, the
gold bugs would send $1,000,000, or £2, 000,000
if necessary, to buy uu the whole conven
tion."
Representative Bland, tho Democratic
free coinage advocate, is equally hopeless.
The fact that one of the counties in his dis
trict recently adopted resolutions advising
that the tariff be made the predominant
issue, seems to bave killed bis ardor. All
that could be got from him as to whether an
earnest fight would be made at Chicago for
free silver coinage was, "I do not know; 1
do not kuow what will be done."".
AGAINST CLEVELAND.
A Large Fund Expended to Elect Antl-
Cleveland Delegates.
New York. June 14.— Tribune's
Washington special says: A report is in
circulation to the effect that the fund of
.300.000 raised to aid tho election of anti-
Cleveland delegates in the various States
has all been expended. It is also asserted
that Palmer's boon. Morrison's boom,
Geary's boom, Carlisle's boumletand Patter
sou's bounder, as well as the Hill boom,
have all received aid and encouragement
from the anti-Cleveland organization, the
chief managers of which aro asserted to be
Hill. Gorman and Brice. Whatever founda
tion there may be for these assertions, it is
cert . in that many Democrats in Washington
believe them and find therein their only
ground for tho hope that the nomination of
Cleveland may be prevented. Most of them
frankly confess, however, that the pros
pects of success seem exceedingly doubtful.
THE CLEVELAND CYCLONE.
A Kentucky Correspondent *-»>•- It Will
Sweep the Convent
Chicago, June 14.— 0. O. Stealey, tho
Washington correspondent of the Louisville
Courier-Journal, is in this city to attend tho
convention. In a dispatch to his paper to
night he stated that the Cleveland cyclone
here next week will sweep everything be
lore it and Cleveland will be nominated by
acclamation before the rollcall Is half fin
ished. He concludes his dispatch as fol
lows: "Since we cannot have John G.
Carlisle for President this year let us make
him the permanent president of the greatest
Democratic convention that ever met in
this country. He is the man to answer
McKinley's Minneapolis speech, and will
make a taniff reform argument that will
ring from one end of the country to the
other."
OHIO DEMOCRATS.
Close Contest- for Delegates to the Chi-
cago Convention.
Columbus, Ohio, June 14.— Tho Demo
cratic State convention will meet to
morrow morning. Nearly all the delegates
arrived to-day, and the district meetings
were held this afternoon. The various con
vention committees were selected, including
the State Central Committee, and six dis
tricts which had not already done so se
lected delegates to Chicago. Of these two
are pronounced Cleveland men, two anti-
Cleveland and the others lor the strongest
man at Chicago. The Stale ticket Is lost
sight of in the contest for delegates-at-large.
It is conceded Senator Price and ex-
Governor Campbell will be selected with
out opposition. For the other two places
the most probable to succeed aie Robert
Blee of Cleveland, Allen W. Thurman of
Columbus and L. T. Neal of Chillicothe.
There is a strong fight being made on the
candidacy of Cleveland. Alien VV. Thur
man is pronounced in this regard, and his
success will bo recognized as a Cleveland
victory. The opposition, however, is well
organized and have won about every contest
In the caucus to-day. The best judges
analyze the delegation to stand 10 or 12 for
Cleveland, about the same number are
ranked for Hill and tbe remainder of tbe
46 are unpledged, but bave a strong feeling
for Cleveland. •
ARKANSAS DEMOCRATS.
A Full State Ticket Nominated at Little
Rock.
Little Bock. Ark., June 14.— The Demo
cratic State convention to elect delegates to
Chicago and nominate a State ticket met at
noon. W. C. Braley was made temporary
chairman, and a recess was taken. The
convention is decidedly for Cleveland.
The convention reassembled at 3 o'clock
and elected E. C. Bridewell of Hempstead
County permanent chairman. In bis speech
on taking the chair lie urged thai an uuiu
structcd delegation lie sent to Chicago.
The following ticket was nominated:
For Governor, W. M. Ffsbback* Attorney-
General, K. B.Clarke; Secretary of State,
P. B. _.r mislead; Auditor, (i. B. Mills;
Commissioner of Agriculture, John Q.
Adams; Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, J. 11. Shinn; Treasurer, It. N. Mor
row: Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court, W. E. Hemingway. The convention
took a recess after the nominations were
made until 3:30 p. M.
ANTI-HILL FIGURE..
Friends of Cleveland Estimating on tiie
Vote of the Convention.
New York, June 14.— The Commercial
Advertiser this afternoon prints tables pre
pared by ex-Secretary of the Treasury Fair
child and Ellery E. Anderson, prominent
in tlio anti-Hill movement, and amending
the tables given yesterday, which Indicated
unexpected Hill strength. Their figures are:
Cleveland 500, Hill 258, Carlisle 84, Palmer
48, Boies 28, Gray _.. Compared with for
mer estimates Anderson's figures show a
loss for Hill of 4 in Arkansas, _ In Califor
nia, 3 in Georgia, 3 In Idaho, 6 in Kansas, 1
in Louisiana, 2 in Maine, 7 in Maryland, 4
in Massachusetts, 10 In Missouri, 1 in New
Hampshire, 2 in O. egon, 6 in the two Da
kola 8 in Pennsylvania, G in Tennessee, 2
in Virginia and 2 in the District of Colum
bia. South Carolina, said, by the Hill men
to be equally divided, according to Ander
son stands 16 to 2 against Cleveland, and
Nebraska has C anti-Cleveland delegates in
stead of 4, as put down iv the Hill table.
FARMERS .TILL FUSE.
They Mutt Unite With the Democrats to
Carry Knn.a-.
Wichita, June 14. — Delegates to the
Fanners' Alliance State convention, which
meets to-morrow to nominate a full State
ticket, are discussing only one question—
"Shall tho Farmers' Alliance fuse with the
Democrats?" At a recent conference of the
Alliance and Democratic leaders at Kaunas
City a plan of fusion was fully arranged. A
portion of the plan was executed to-day at
Emporla.when the Farmers' Alliance nomi
nated K. V. Wharton for Congress, who is
an ex-Democrat, whom the Democrats In
dorsed. The question now is will the rest
of the plau be carried out. There is a
strong fusion sentiment among the more
conservative delegates, and the leaders
realize that without Democratic aid they
cannot hope for success. It looks to-night
as if the fusion idea would prevail.
Jerry Simpson's renomination for Con
gress this afternoon will probably kill his
gubernatorial boom.
The Farmers' Alliance convention of the
Seventh Congressional District has renomi
nated Jerry Simpson by acclamation, lt is
believed tbat Simpson will he indorsed by
the Democrats of the district.
'E.ironiA, Kans.. Juno 11— Congressman
John G. Otis of the Fourth Kansas district
was defeated for renomination to-day by E.
V. Wharton of Yates Center. Wharton
was a Democrat before be joined the Al
liance.
Florida Prohibitionist*.
Pai.atka, Fla., June 11.— The Florida
Prohibitionists held their State convention
here to-day. National electors were nom
inated and delegates were chosen to the na
tional convention at Cincinnati. The ex
ecutive committee was authorized to place
a State ticket in the field. The platform,
among other things, recommends the circu
lation of gold, silver and treasury notes
without the intervention of national banks.
To Succeed Roger O. Mill*.
Dallas. Tex., June 14.— E. L. Antony,
a Democrat, was elected to-day lo fill the
unexpired term of ex-Congressman Roger
Q. Mrils, who was recently elected to the
Senate. ________________________
COIN €_->!£___.*»!•_;.
THE SENATE.
Both Houses Adjourn on Arcount of the
Death of llrpr.-seo - Stackhouse.
Washington, June 14.— At th* opening
of the Senate to-day the death of Bepresen*.
tative Stackhouse of South Carolina was an
nounced, and after the adoption of suitable
resolutions the Senate adjourned in respect
to his memory.
The House.
In the House to-dny the Senate amend
ments to the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill were non-concurred in and
a committee of conference was appointed.
Tho death of Congressman Stackhouse
was then announced, and after the adoption
of appropriate resolutions the House, as a
further mark of respect, adjourned.
DEATH OF A CONGRESSMAN.
Colonel £. T. Stackhouse of South Carolina
Died Yesterday.
Washington, June 14.— General E. T.
Stack:. ouse, a member of Congress from
the Sixth District ot South Carolina and a
prominent member of the Farmer**' Alli
ance, died here early this morning. He at
tended to his duties in the House yesterday,
though not feeling quite well, but no seri
ous result was anticipated until midnight,
when Congressman Gate of Arkansas, who
boarded in the same house, was called to
his bedside with the information that he
was dying. A physician was summoned,
but before he arrived Stackhouse was dead.
Colonel Ell Thomas Stackhouse was born
In Marion County. S. ('.. March 27. ____,
Up to the time of the opening of the war he
was both farmer and teacher and had
served in the Legislature three times. Dur
ing the rebellion he was in Li.ngstreet's
corps in Northern Virginia, and when he
surrendered was a colonel. Since the war
he devoted himself to agricultural matters
and was connected with all associations de
signed to educate and elevate Southern agri
cultural interests.
He win elected several terms as president
of the State Alliance and was a member of
all the State organizations designed to bene
fit agriculture, and was a trustee of the
State Agricultural College. lie was elected
to the Fifty-second Congress as a Demo
crat.
COMPETITIVE DRILL.
Interesting Exercises at the National Drill
Association Camp at Omaha.
Omaha, Nebr., June 14. —The feature of
the second day of the National Competitive
Drill Association was the practice work of
the signalmen of the Cincinnati Light Ar
tillery. Following this tho University
Cadets and the Indianapolis Light Artillery
were inspected. There was a preparatory
drill in the afternoon. The sham battle to
morrow will be quite a realistic affair. The
forces at the camp and the Second Infantry
from Fort Omaha will be divided in two
sections, one of which will be massed on
the east side of the grouuds and the other
on the west side. One company on each
side will deploy as skirmishers und will
open the battle.
Labor Troubles Settled.
Tonawanda, N. V., June 14.— The
labor difficulties, which resulted- in riots
and blo'iusbed, were amicably settled to
night. The proposition of the lumber
.hovers was accepted and the men will go to
work to-morrow.
♦ — — —
Six Men Drowned.
NAroLEOKViLLE, La., June 14.— Six men
were drowned here by the siukitig of a
ferry-boat in Bayou La Fourche. Their
names are: in on Schneider, Jnconia
Nardelli, Rolen Aiken and three unknown
Italians, - : •„*..■"• .-.'"'
REST THEM IN PEACE.
Burial of the Victims of the toe
Island Disaster.
LAST HONORS PAID TO THE DEAD.
It Was the Most Mournful Procession That Vallejo
Das Seen Since the Burial of the Vie*
tims of the Samoa ....
Special to tbe Morning Call.
Vai-T.k.jo, June 14.— Th. surviving vic
tim of the magazine disaster died at 1 o'clock
to-day, and the funeral of the victims was
postponed until 5 o'clock, that all might be
buried together. The funeral was sad and im
posing, lt was participated i.i by the entire
naval forces at Mare Island, and took place
from the naval hospital. The bodies were
loaded on carriages, all in plain Coffins, and
were draped with flags and covered with an
avalanche of flowers in emblems of every
variety.
Just beforo the funeral procession started
a lady, a stranger from San Francisco, came
up on the arm of Dr. G. W. Woods to where
the coffins were, and being taken to where
the body of Apprentice Haeckel was lying
wept bitterly. She was a relative cf the
deceased.
The funeral was dlr ected by Lieutenant
Swinburne, assisted by Ensign Laird and
Lieutenant Hughes. Admiral John Irwin
and stall were present.
The procession was escorted by the
Marine Corps Band and buglers. The
bodies of the dead followed, then came the
Boston crew as mourners. The entire force
from the Independence followed and then
citizens and ladies in carriages, there being
no less than ICOO people In line.
The march to the cemetery was sad and
mournful. Graves had been dug all in one
row, two feet apart, each opening being
maiked for the body to be placed in it. The
marines and sailors formed a square around
tbe graves and in the presence of baied
heads and sad hearts the bodies were
lowered.
Chaplain J. K. Lewis, U. S. N.. conducted
the services and at its close the marine
corps fired three parting volleys, and all
that remained of the 1. mortal bodies were
convened to the dust. The funeral was
one of the saddest that ever took place at
Mare Island, not excepting that of the vic
tims of the Samoa disaster.
the Dead Sailor..
Following Is the list of the sailors killed,
with a short sketch of each :
George Hittinger, the gunner in charge,
was a native of White Mills, Pa., and was
29 years of age. He shipped ou the Boston
on October 28, 1990, but had heea iv the
service 10 years previous to his last enlist
ment. He was educated at the Naval Ord
nance Yard at Washington, now the
largest in the world, and was an expert
naval gunner, besides being a clever elec
trician. He was well liked by everybody
aboard the cruiser.
Thomas Seymour, chief gunner's mate,
was a native of Penzance, England, and 44
years of age.* He had been in the service
for 15 years, and enlisted on the Boston on
October 10, 1891.
C. O. L. Sundberg, guuDer's mate, was
born in Sweden 30 years ago. but had been
admitted to citizenship in this country.
He bad been nine years in the service, and
enlisted on the Boston on October 17, 1891.
His enlistmeut would have expired in three
days.
William Ilaeekel, seaman apprentice, first
class, was 20 years of age and was born in
Brooklyn, N. V., whore bis relatives live.
He has been in the service 1 nee IS*. >, en
listed on the Boston on November 26, 1890.
Anton Kelvett, ordinary seaman, was a
native "I Finland, 22 years of age. He en
listed October 16. 1891.
C. W. Smith, landsman, was a native and
resident of New York and 23 years of age.
He enlisted September 23, 1891.
William Washburn, seaman, was a native
of Best* 41 years of age, and enlisted on
the Boston September 10, 1890. This was
his first cruise.
Frank Legat, seaman, was born at Bra
valt, Russia, 35 years ago. He enlisted in
the service on August 28, 1891, and had
been on the Bostou since October of the
same year.
William Ostrander, seaman apprentice,
first class, was a native nt Rondout, N. V,
and 20 years of age. He enlisted in the
service on October 15. 1888, and shipped
aboard the Boston on the Ist of the present
month.
K. Keincke, seaman, was a native of Ger
many, aged 3'_ years and 5 month?. He en
listed on the Boston on June 9, 1891, but had
been over three years in the service befire.
Henry Joos, apprentice, first class was
born in Albany. N. V., and was 18 years of
age. He enlisted on March 23, 1889.
William Hush, seaman, was born in Wil
mington, N. C, and was 2. years of age.
lie enlisted July 20, 1891.
John Johnson, seaman, was born at
Visby, Sweden, and was 31 years of age.
lie enlisted on October 14, 1891. He had
served three years before joining the Boston.
J. 11. Button, seaman apprentice, first
class, was born iv New York and 21 years
of age. His term would have expired on
Saturday of this week.
John Briscoe, seaman, second class, a na
tive of Philadelphia, Pa., 19 years of age.
He enlisted December 19, 1887.
It Will Never Be Known.
Thore is still a great deal ot speculation
as to how the disaster occurred. Gunner
Johnson, in charge of the magazine, fur
nishes one theory, which seems the most
reasonable advanced. "The powder is
brought from the magazine," bo said, "in
quantities just sufficient fur immediate use.
At the time of the explosion there was prob
ably .50 pounds of gunpowder in the filling
rooai. The men were charging 6-inch cop
per shells with three pounds and a quarter
of powder each. The fine black explosive
is poured into the small opening at the
apex of the shell through a copper funnel.
A small copper rod is kept constantly
moving up and down through the spout
of the funnel to keep the powder moving
freely. My opinion is that the powder
stuck, and the man who was working
the copper rod became impatient and
jammed it down hard. The friction ignited
the powder, which, of course, exploded with
sufficient force to fire the rest of the powder
in the room. The concussion caused the
shells to burst, and the fusillade began. A
most extraordinary thing is that, after the
flames were completely extinguished we
found several cases of brown prismatic
powder with the outsides all charred and
burned, yet the intense heat had not been
sufficient to cause the powder to explode."
A telegram has been received from the
"Secretary of the Navy instructing that a
commission be at once appointed to investi
gate the explosion, and it is rumor. I that a
general court-martial will be held, In which
some of the naval officers la the yard will be
the principal actors, y " 1
CONDENSED TELEGRAMS.
Johnny Griffin has challenged Ike Weir
to fight in public or private for £2500 a side.
The fire at Chicora. Pa., burned itself out
yesterday, destroying oyer 100 buildings.
Loss, 50,000.
The Scotch express on the Midland Rail
way ran into an engine at Leeds yesterday
and seven persons were Injured.
A great fire destroyed a number of ware
houses in the cotton district near Waterloo
dock, Liverpool, England, yesterday.
A Chicago and Grand Trunk locomotive
exploded yesterday near ('Umax, Mich.,
fatally injuring the engineer, fireman and
brakemau.
Mrs. George Beaudry, wife of a black
smith at Bay City. Mich., jumped into the
river yesterday with her two children. All
were drowned.
Five persons were killed and eight injured
by a collision yesterday at Bisbopr-gate
station, London, on the Great Eastern Kail
way, between two workinginen's train.
Corbett in Training.
Sao Harbor, N.Y., June 14. -Jim Cor
bett, accompanied by William A. .Brady,
his manager, and trainers, Billy Delahey
and Bob Dillon, arrived here this after
noon, lie was at once taken to the house
of Brady, which will be his summer home
and training quarters.

-b.s Hot Wave Passing Off
New York, June 14.— The intense heat
of yesterday continued to-day throughout
this section and New England, numerous
cases of prostration being reported. To
night the atmosphere was cooled by a thuu
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
der shower. In tne city there was an in
crease in the death rate due to the excessive
heat. Yesterday there were 77 deaths aud
to-day 1... _^
NATIONAL AFFAIRS.
An American Register for the Steamer
China Favorably Reported.
Washington, June 14.— Representative
Fowler to-day reported to the House from
the Committee on Merchant Marine Geary's
bill granting an American register to the
steamship China. "The bill," says the ac
companying report, "grants the same privi
leges to the ship as was recently granted to
the Inman steamships City of Paris and City
of New York." During the recent trouble
with Chile the Secretary of the Navy ar
ranged to obtain her from the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company in the event of hostili
ties, and "the committee is assured," the
report says, "that the Navy Department
will put itself on record in favor of the pro
posed legislation. If the bill be passed the
company will not only build a vessel in an
American shipyard equal in tonnage to the
China, as required by the bill, but the com
mittee is assured by the company's repre
sentatives that it will build two vessels of
at least 8000 tons each."
It. port nn Artesian .Veils.
The Census Office has just Issued a bulletin
on the subject nf artesian wells for irriga
tion, wherein it is shown that the total
number of wells in California is 3210, their
average depth being 213 feet, and the average
cost £425. The average discharge p**r
minute is 164 gallon*. More than one-half
of all such wells, located on farms In the
United States, are in California. Oregon is
the only other State on the Pacific Coast
making any show in this particular, and its
total number of artesian wells is six; and
the average depth being 70 feet, the average
cost 1250, and the average discharge in gat
lons per minute being 15. The total number
of acres irrigated iv California is 38,378, and
Oregon 12.
Statement of National Hank*.
The report of the condition of the 34
national banks of California, exclusive of
San Francisco, at the ciose of business on
the 17th of May ha 3 just been received by
the Comptroller of the Currency. It shows:
Capital stock mid In, 55.515.000; individual
deposit-, $13,151,339* surplus fund.
$1,463,972", loans and discounts, 813,221,327;
specie on hand, 51,970,0_9. Reserve held
by the ban Ks, 28.58 per cent.
Assistant Secretary of the Interior Chand
ler has affirmed the decision of the General
Laud Commissioner, from which an appeal
was taken in rejecting the application of
Robert A. Sawrie to mate a timber culture
entry in section 34 in the Visalia land dis
trict of California.
Patents .sued.
The following is a list of the patents that
have been grunted to Pacific Coast in
ventors:
California: San Francisco— George W.
Parker, floor or roof for buildings and
light-transmitting floor or sidewalk--; Will
lam C. Downing, ticket-punch; William B.
Frederick, paint compound; Milton ilall,
bumper for vehicle springs; William
Skyrme, safety-car. Stockton— John D.
Mortimer, hotel desk. San Diego—Jona
than A. Tibbits, bass-bar violin, tenor
viols and bass viols. Jack-on—
Gale?, concentrator. Tulare— Charles jr.
Lane, washing-machine.
Washington-John T. Bibb and A. N.
Tucwel l, Spokane Falls, automatic sack
filling and sewing machine. Charles P.
'faro, Spokane, electric railway. Daniel
Mentzel of Spangle, brake attachment fmr
tie steer wheels of heaters. James W.
Fisher of Paluus**, car brake.
Pensions Granted.
Pensions have been issued as follows: -
Washington: Original — Charles Buby,
Charles E. Blake, Seymour S. Reynold-.
Reuben S. Farwell. Reissuo— Hugh Bark
ley.
California: Original — John White,
Thomas 11. Smith, Edwin L. Sherman,
John Dooner. Charles Morton, John Done
van, James Smith, Michael G' ss. Thomas
Radford. Reissue— William McK. Heath.
Original widow. Ellen Morton. Addi
tional—Eckart Ehei Increase— Joseph ii,
ilaliaday, Daniel Robinson.
Oregon: Original— Edward Good, James
Patterson, Thomas Bell, George W. Cock
erby, John G. Lautermann, Henry Eagle*.
James L. McCauley. Increase— Robert N.
Varley.
Appointments Made.
Ilendf rson Woodlee has been appointed
acting second assistant keeper of the Hum
boldt Lighthouse Station, vice John S. Mc
\ eighn, resigned.
P. McPhee has been appointed postmaster
at Meutone, San Bernardino County, Cali
fornia, vice. G. W. McCrea, resigned.
Appropriations for Pensions.
The President to-day approved the act
making an appropriation to supply the de
ficiencies in the appropriations for the pay
ment of pensions fcr the fiscal year of 1892.
Commissioner Raum to-day made a requisi
tion for 87,250,000 fcr the payment of pen
sions and expects the money will be availa
ble to-morrow.
Stockton turned out en masse to greet tha
Dew opposition steamer, General Webber,
upon her first arrival at that port.
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