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CATHERING AT CHICAGO. Democratic Delegates Preparing for the Convention. CLEVELAND'S CHISCES VERY FAVORABLE. ffhitnfy Dwlines to Be a — Western Presi dential Possibiiilies — Breckinridge to lominate Clereland. Special to The Morning Call Chicago, June 15.— The Cleveland band wagon drove into town this morning and hauled up at the Grand Pacific, where it is comfortably housed. It is a good big wagon with pretty red wheels and lots of seats, and the chances are that the hungry Demo crats will proceed to get aboard. In other words it looks now as if Cleveland is a sure winner In the convention, and would win on the first or second ballot. The biggest gun of the Cleveland forces that hap yet arrived is Senator George Graham Test of Missouri, lie arrived from the West this morning on a free pass given him because of his consistent anti-monopoly record, aid when seen was taking a quiet luncheon at the Palmer House with Judge "Walter Q. Gresham, to whom he was ex pcundiug the beauties of tariff reform as set forth by Cleveland. The Judge was listening with an air of resignation. Vest paused only at intervals, and then only long enough to stroke a white moth-eaten mustache or straighten out a stray wisp of gray'halrthat wandered over a growing bald spot on the top of ills massive head. The Senator was reticent: probably be came he is a strong free silver man and a Cleveland follower at one and the same, time. It Is hard to explain this apparent contradiction, and the Senator does not like to ejcpUin.. He says that ho has just re turned from Kansas City and that he is on bis way to Washington, and that he stopped at Caict'gQ only on private business. Fur ther, be declared that he would net be at the Convention. When asked about the situation, he frowned a most formidable frown, and said: "I am from Missouri, and down there, you know, of course, we are all for Cleveland. 1 don't know anything about it, however, and don't want to be interviewed." •is there any doubt about Cleveland's nominati i '"Not in the least. I am ver> Cleveland will be the nominee un the second or thud ballet," and te bun the arm of the judge. Up in the anti-snap headquarters, where "thestntfrd prophet's"' name is tbe cry of onslaught, General J. hn F. Tracey of New :.as charee of affairs and vu.;k- in his shirtsleeves aud perspires i.ke a i Lgshore mao in Ai;gu«t. Id the came room i of typewriter g r:« t.'ira-n away at their machines from i. I and griud out di Qtalninjca :neuts h a:e s». to be a .nau&werable. ture will be supplied to tbe - -as fas. as they arrive. When these circulars bave been real, further argument!, imported from Kentucky, will be brought luto play and between tt:e two - average democratic delegate will collapse. The "anti-snappers" will not be here as Boon as expected. Dispatches received by General Tracy this morning informed him that ex-secretary of the Treasury, Charles §. Falrchild, would not reach Chicago until late Thursday night. On Friday morning E. B. Whitney, E. Ellery Anderson, Robert Grier Monroe, Ex-Mayor William K. Grace and James P. Archibald will come In as an advance guard of the contesting delegation from New V rk. Air. Archibald is a well-known labor ad vocate and will, it Is said, bring some strong Indorseme t« Df Cleveland from the labor men in New l'ork. The regular delegation will not arrive until Saturday morning. William C. Whit ney. ex-Secretary of the Navy, will also come in Friday on a special train with a party of Cleveland boomers. Mr. Whitney will exert a Standard Oil du!l for the ex- President, and at the same time cast an anchor to windward in his own behalf. Be is looked upon a* something of a possi bility himself, and in the event of a dead lock might slip in as a compromise. At any rate he has carefully avoided offending either of the factions In New York and has coquetted with both. WESIEBN CANDIDATES. Party Leaden Who Hare Been Men tionedas a .Possibility. Chicago, June 15.— The Palmer boom seems to have got lost In the woods. It wandered away several days ago and has not been heard of since. It never did amount to very much at best, and its dis appearance has excited but little comment. There was a quiet whisper to-day that Colonel bill Morrison of horizontal tariff fame nad led the Palmer boom astray, but Colonel Bill's friends say that there.' was never enough of it to lead, and that they had paid no attention to it. The fact i.«, to all appearances, that if Illinois decides to pre sent a candidate, his name will be Morrison, and he hails frrm Belleville, where his friends call him "Uncle Bill." Governor Boles of lowa, who bears the burden of being a friend of John P. Irish, has already thrown cut his skirmish line. Like David B. Hill, he is a Democrat and is proud of it. Be has been one for about ten years, and became such by deserting the Republican party because he was not in favor of pro hibition. Among the most enthusiastic of the howlers for Boies is Edward Campbell delegate-at-large from lowa, and former postmaster at Dcs Moines under the rule of Cleveland. "We are for Boles," said he, "because we think he can carry more doubtful States than any other Democrat" "Why, I tell you what it l>," said Mr. Campbell to-day, "Mr. B.ies can carry the State of lowa and the entire Northwest. There is no doubt about it. lie has a way about him that wins the hearts of all who meet him. Hundreds of Republicans will Tete for him and he can be elected. We are confident that be will be nominated. It may not be before the seventh or eigh'h ballot, but it is bound to come. lowa and South Dakota are solid for him; .Kan las, Minnesota and Wisconsin will throw a great amount of their strength to Boies. W T e expect to get a few votes from the Kist, nnd, all told, Boies will get at toatlOOTotoi on the first ballot. This, we believe, wiH show to the other delegates bis strength nnd he wtll gradually gain more, and by the time the seventh balkt is reached Boies will go in with a howl. "We are now issuing circulars and letters setting forth tho strength of our man, aud we will not only iiave the convention ball knee deep with Boies literature, but also with Boles votes." Here Mr. Campbell showed a large cir cular with an excellent eat of the lowa favorite in the center, and arooad it such mottoes as "Vote for h i -." "1; l<-s Is the Strongest of Them All," "Remember What Boies Did in lowa." Upon opening tie circular one fiuds a complete history of Mr. Boies aud his works, printed in bold type, so that even be who runs may read. "We are expecting some more Of oar people to-day," continued Mr. Campbell, as he laid down the pamphlet and passed the cigars among those i:i the room, "and by Saturday night the whole delegation will be be here. We expect a long convention, and I would not be surprised to see it continue over Saturday." OTHER AltlllVALS. tome of the New I>elefiri»te» That Dave Iteached Chicago. Chicago, Jane 15.— There is but little noise being made thus far by the Hill wen, The Morning Call. and their game seeais to be to go out on a mill hunt. But one follower of the Xew York Senator has thus far put in an ap pearance. His name is* Charles F. Peck, and he hails from Xew York. lie makes noise enough for a dozen ordinary men, and if the rest of David's boomers are like him all the other boomers will be howled down in one-two-three order. They simply wont be in it. Mr. Peck says Hill is bound to win, and if nominated will sweep the country like a cyclone. Why cyclone no one knows, but they all say it, and so it goes. Several Dames are being discussed for the houor of presiding over the gathering. Clay ton £. Crafts of Illinois is spoken of lor temporary chairman, and ex-Governor Campbell of Ohio, who struck a McKinley snag out in his State a year ago, is the general choice for the permanent place. Thij is probably because the average Demo crat naturally prefers a man who has been defeated— a kind of fellow-feeling perhaps, such as uiakes the whole world kin. Uncle Dick Bright of Indiaua, who is to be serjeant-at-arms of the convention, is already here. He is a big, good-natured old gentleman, with a sunny smile and a huge stomach, lie wears low shoes and trousers that are about an Inch too short. Yarn socks and a rolling collar added to the picturesqueness of his appearance as he sat in his headquarters this morning, where several gentlemen were lounging about, discus-ing the situation. One of them asked another for a chew of tobacco. As it was passed out, Uncle Dick eyed it suspiciously. "What kind of tobacco is that?" asked Uncle Dick, ".Fine cut." "Is it, eh? Why don't you chew hard tobacco ? 1 never knew a man in ray life who wore white neck ties and chewed soft tobacco that wasn't drifting toward Republicanism." lie shook his gray head ominously. A man named James S. Kays, who comes from Los An geles, and who announces himself a dele- Kate from California, drifted In to-day and announced in a very and 'Tm-a-howler from-the-Pacifjc-C; ast" sort of voice that the coast would en for whoever was the Democratic nominee. Will some one please inform an anxious world who Mr. Kays is? Hai:i;y M. Tod. BEFORE THE CONVENTION. Headquarter* fur the Leading Candidates Already Opened. Chicago, June 15.— Headquarters for both Cleveland and Boies were opened h^re today. General John T. Tracey of Now York is in charge of the former, aud is busy making arrangements to capture the dele gates from the various States as they ar rive. At the Boles headquarter?, at the Palmer House, the conspicuous figure was L. M. Martin, the delegate-at-'aree from lowa. "We expect Governor Boies will have 7."> or 100 votes on the first ballot," said he. "This is not tuess work, because we have been in correspondence with some of the delegates, Rnd have had friendly Mtnrs from many. Boles .will gain votes rapidly after the test vote is taken." The fub-cr,mmitte<« on arrangements of the national conm-ntee are already pre paring for the accommodation and seating of t!:o delegates. The members of the national committee will begin to arrive to-morrow, an i Friday there will be a full meeting of tlie committee on arrangement?. There are three places to le filled on the natloual committee, two caused by death and one by re^cnation since lait meeting. C. A. Breakwater nf Montann, and General John S. Barber of Virginia, died; while J. A. E>til of Georgia resigned. SELECTING THE LEADERS. BreckinrMge of Iv-utucky to Nominate < • » flatid — r.nvir.l te> ii.iii it .«.: k> . Nkw York, June .13.— Congressman W. C. P. Breckinridge of Kentucky has been chosen to ninke the speech at the Demo cratic national couventioa nominating Cleve land. Wilmington, De!.. Jnnels.— lt seems as sured that ex-senator Bayard will present the name of United States .Senator Gray ».t Chicago -for the Presidency. Bayard is a Cleveland man, but he fears that Cleveland may be unable tr. get the nomination, or, if b«* doe», may be beatan. Washington, June 15.— Senator Bill bays that uuleß^sumething unexpected arises he wiil not go to the Chicago convention. VEST'S VIEWS. The Missouri Senator Beliere* Th.it Cleveland Cannot Carry New York. Chicago, June 13.— A rumor was current late this afternoon that Senator Vest of Missouri had abandoned the Cleveland force?, to which, it 13 understood, he had belonged. Vest was seen by an Associated Press reporter this evening just before he took the train for the East. and when H3kei to define his position said: "I am a Demo crat, and want to see my party nominate a Democrat who can be- elected. i am ap piehensive that Cleveland cannot carry lie State of New York. This unfortunate fight of our party in that State makes me fear we will loseit unless we go outside of that State for a candidate. I speak now because I think t:iat the time has come when the Democratic party have th« right to ask an expression of opinion from every Democrat. My feeling toward Cleveland has never changed, an 1 I re tard him now with the same respect, confi dence and friendship that 1 hav6 ever felt, but 1 doubt his power to carry hi- State." Vest said the people of Missouri wanted Cleveland nominated, and the delegation would vote solidly for htm in Ihe convention. SOLID FOR HILL. Tammany to Remain Loyal to It* Leader While There la Hope. New Fork, June 15.— A prominent Tam many man is quoted as saying to-day: "Tammany is loyal to Hill, but every one is in doubt as to the feelings of two-thirds of the nelpgates. Cleveland i*« certainly beaten, but the question is, 'Can Hill get the necessary 509 votes?' We think he has i chance, and the effort of the New York men will be to concentrate all opposition to Cleveland on Hill. A few ballots will suffice to show whether this plan can be made feasible. It can be said positively that no one has been picked out as second choice. Gorman, for many reasons, is a favorite with New York Democrats, but no move has been made by which he is to re reive their votes. As for Whitney and Flower, they are not the candidates of this State. Hill is the only one." Ptttsbubg, Juue Richard Cruk^r, the Tammany grand sachem, accompanied by Lieutenant-Governor Sbeehao and oth ers, passed through to-night en route to Chicago. Ha said they were on the way to Chicago in the interest of Hill, bat didn't kn««w 'whether lie would be nominated or not. He knew nothiug of the report that Tammany had been making overtures to Cleveland. SOT A CANDIDATE. Ex-Secretary of the Navy Whuney De clines to Enter the Itace. Lowell, Mass., June 15.— The Evening Star to-day received the following auto graph letter from ex-Secretary of the Navy Whitney: New York. June 14.— Dear Sim: Many thanks for your kind thought* of tne and your flalteilnc words, but 1 must »ay to you, In all serious I not. only am not a candidate, but I told my friends so In Mich a way tli.it they un derstand It. Ido not wish the nomination, So lieutenant 'if Cleveland*, paitlcularly one who, is mi well known to lie Baaagera ol the party a* I »m, c.ii take the BomtUllOD. lie would Instantly be charged with achemlng for bins If, hi.ii for that reason, If uo other, I would say positively. If 1 tuoueut it necessary, that 1 would not lake it if tendered me. Yours truly, ' \V. C. Whitney. STARTING TOR CHICAGO. A Large Delrcatlon of Senator* and Rep resentatives Preparing to Move. Washington. June Isw— Many signs of the coming exodus to the Chicago conven tion were visible about the Capitol to-day. Senators and Representatives were select ing their trains and arranging littlo parties to travel together. The movement will be gin in force to-morrow, when Senators Car lisle. Faulkner, Mill?, Pascoe, Vilas, Irby, Jones of Arkansas, .Hansom, Brlce and Gorman will start for the wigwam on the lake. Later in the week the members of the House will follow. OHIO DEMOCRAT!). A State Ticket and Delegate* Selected and a Platform Adopted. Columbus, Juno ID.— The Democratic. State convention was called to order this morning by Chairman J. A. Norton of the- Central Commit;- c. The mention in his address of the names of Cleveland, Hill, Gorman, Whitney ana Campbell was greeted with applause, which showed all have follnwnrs in the convention. Hon. J. E. Neal was made temporary I£3ess*i - '■■SBBKesa>eßHmJ^Bßmad SAX FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORMXG, JUNE IC>, 1802— EIGHT PAGES. chairman. In his speech accepting he pre dicted the defeat of Harrison aud Keid. " From the foundation of the Government up to the year 1873 the Democratic part}', when in p6wer, took exacting care of the coinage of money. There were no fluctua tions in value in the metallic currency. My fellow-citizens, it is left for the Democracy to restore the equities between the metals, and my word for it the coming national convention will meet ttie silver question with courage and justice, and evolve a plan that will establish an equality betweeu gold Rnd silver and make the dollar in name a dollar in fact." The committees were announced and re cess taken. On reconvening the temporary organiza tion was made permanent. The followinj State ticket was nomi nated: Secretary of State, W. A. Taylor. Supreme Judge, long term, John P. DrigdS. Supreme Judge, short term, Thomas Beer. Clerk of Supreme Court. W. 1L Wolfe. The platform declares in favor of a tariff for revenue ouly; denounces the McKinley law; declares that the nigh tariffs Imposed by certain European nations on American grain and meat were done in retaliation for our high tariff, and demands the immediate modification of the tariff by Congress in order to secure the free admission of our agricultural product 1 abroad. The silver plank Is a* follows: Tlie Democratic party has always favored the use of both cold nut] sliver as money, and te ston d to Hip people the sliver dollar or our fathers, which a Republican Congr**s demon etized In 1873. The Sherman act of 1800 Is de uounced as false in 1 1 loci pie .111.1 dangerous in practice, and "believing both cold Bad silver should circulate as money with parity main tained, and wttli equal lights and equal value, we rabmlt it to ti.e wisdom of the Democratic party about to assemble In national couvemlon to fleclaie a method by which that end may be reached. The platform declares the last Republi can national victory was achieved by the expenditure of 51.000.0u0 in pivotal States, not as a result of protection. The following were placed in nomination for delegates-at-iarge : A. W. Timrman, L. T. Neal, Calvin S. Brie*, R bsrt B!ee. J. A. McMahon and James E. Campbell. An effort was made to suspend the rules and nominate Briceand Campbell by accla mation, but this was objected to and the motion v .i- withdrawn. On the tirst ballot Brie*, Campbell and Neal were declared nominated and a sen nd ballot whs ordered for the fourth man. Thurman and McMahon withdrew and on the second ballot Bee was nominated lor lourtu delegate-at-1 DOOMED TO DEFEAT. Senator Itriro Oft", to Wager that ClpToland Will lie T>!*reat«»<l. NEW Yoijk, June 13.— The Press Wash ington special has this: The conviction that Cleveland will be the nominee of the Chicago convention is growing among all classes of politician! at tlie Capitol. Senator Bnce, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, just before his departure for Chicago offered to wager 81000 that Cleveland would be nominated and be defeated; He is said to have made toe proposition to two mem bers of Congres*, who promptly repeated it to prominent Cleveland men- To say that the latter are waxing wroth over the con duct of the national chairman is putting it mildly. THE REPUBLICANS. Deported Changes In the Cabinet—Meet ing of the Illinois State Committee. Baltimore, June 15. — The Evening News says Secretary Tracy will be made Secretary of State, Secretary E kins will bo transferred to tlie Secretaryship of the .Navy, and General Felix Angus of this city will be made Secretary of War. XkiV Yokk, June 15.— General John C. New in an interview here says. "Tom Platt has come around and will support ilar riso'!." Chicago, June 15.— The Republican State Centra] Committee is i;i session here for thfi rurp< se of choosing a successor to "Long" Jones who has been chairman for so many year?, hut dfcSiu.es to serve longer. Penitentiary Commissioner Wright of Woodstock 6th red tip things before the meeting by announcing tnat he had made a canvass and finds the German Lutherans ar> going almost solidly fur the Democratic ticket on account of the school question, Bod that it will take the hardest kind of work to keep them in line. Ho estimates their strength at 30,000. I'LATI'S LOYALTY. The New York Lender Will Support President liarrUmi. New York, June 15.— After a talk with ex-Senator Platt Senator Frank liiscock said: "Mr. Plattwlll support the ticket and give it earnest and effective aid. lam con fident that we shall have a thoroughly united support for the ticket in New York. The opposition to the President's renomi naticn was from what Is known as political organization, and Borne disappointment may have naturally followed liU success, bat II must be borne in mind thai the politi cal machine in the State of New York is composed of trained soldiers, In a political sense, who when nominations are made are for the ticket every time." THE PEOPLE'S rABTJ. A Candidate for Governor Selected on the Second Ballot. Wichita., Kans., Juno 15.— The People's Party State convention met to-day. The usual committees were appointed, and the convention took a recess till 8 o'clock in the evening. At the evening session a motion to dispense with the order of business and nominate a Governor was carried, and S. D. Lleweiling was nomi nated on the second ballot. Lleweiling came trom lowa in 1886, and served two terms in the lowa Legislature as a Repub lican* ______^^__ L.ITTLI3 CHILDREN KILLED. The Frightful Result of a Cyclone on the St Lawrence. Moxtuj at., June 15.— A cyclone struck the little village of Sterose, a fashionable resort near here, yesterday and carried everything before it. The schoolhouse on the outskirts- of the village was torn to pieces in an instant. In the schoolhouse 20 children were being taught by Miss La Cai9BP, and these children were scattered like leaves in all directions and the teacher was so badly Injured that her recovery 13 doubtful. Out of 25 children, two were dead when found, one died shortly after ward?, 12 were seriously wounded and the remainder were more or less Injured. The killed were Wilfred Quitnet, Julia Jolly and Stanislnis Druiden. The bodies of tfie children were terribly disfigured. The force of the cyclone was terrible, the most damage being done in the open coun try. The barns of John Thomas and Al phius Kimpton were blown away. »rs. Kinipton had her collar bone broken and her eight-months-old baby bad its skull crushed. The scene at the school-house after the wreck was full of a^ony. The living chil dren were found huddled together in mortal terror, the wounded groaning ana shriek- Ing. Tho lamentations of parents were mingled with the cries of the maimed and helpless children. At st. Theresa a school-house in which there were 40 children was blown down and two children killed «nd many injured. Re ports of the damage by the storm are re ceived from many places. The storm on south side of the St. Lawrence River was extensive and the damage resulting will be heavy. It Is said that two children were killed and six houses blown down near Up ton. At Renfrew, Ontario, the high school and six other buildings were blown down. At Lacbute a most terrific thunder-storm, accompanied by a heavy downfall of bail r.nd rain, took place. It was the worst storm ever known in this vicinity. The crops were damaged to a great extent. Many fine farms came within the storm center, which was about a mile wide, and crops have been beaten into the ground. The fruit trees also viero badly injured. In Wilson's paper mill over 400 paries of glass were broken out of 500, while Droportionate damage was d"no to the lights in every building in the neighborhood. Numerous outbuilding* and residences in Granton and Adamston townships were wrecked. SAt Renfrew the high school was badly damaged and one of the teachers in jured. buildings were also destroyed. The log residence of Louis Aubrey wat picked up bodily and carried over 100 feet. Mrs. Aubrey being badly injured. The schoolhouse at the point was likewise badly damaged. School was in session at the time and the greatest excitement ire vailed among the children when the howl ing wind tore portions of the building nway and the whole structure rocked as if about to tumble from its foundations. Luckily no serious injury was done to any of the pupils. COLLAPSE OF A BRIDGE. Forty Workmen Dashed to Instant Death. ■ . ■ TOE ACCIDEST CAUSED BY SEGUGEM E. Insufficient Foundations for a Heary Iron-Truss Bridge Over the Lifting River in Kentucky. Epeclal to the Jinn.vi.vo Call Cincinnati, June 15.— One of the most fearful accidents in the history of this vicin ity to-day was the fall of a bridge in course of construction over the Licking River, be tween Corlngton and Newport, Ky. Forty five workmen were on the structure. As far as now known only two escaped unhurt. The others were either killed by the crush ing iron and timbers or drowned. A wagon and street-railway bridge was In course of construction between the two Cities. The contractors for the ironwork were B?.lrd Bros, of Pittsburg. They were Andrew and Robert Baird, and they both went down to death with their two-score or more workmen. The bridge was a strong wrought iron structure. The stone piers on each side of the river were finished and the iron works of ap proaches are very massive. The span be tween the two piers is about 300 feet and the height of the truss which was to farm the bridge span between tno piers WAI "■ feet above tho water. The cause is supposed to be the weaken ing of tho wooden false work, high water having washed out the earth supports. The nien to-day were engaged, under the direc tion of Robert and William Baird, con tractors, In placing the heavy Iron work of the main span. Without warninc mere was a sudden cracking of the timbers, the swaying of the structure aud the headlong plunge of the mass of timbers, iron and workmen Into the waters of the Licking River, 50 feet below. A Poor Foundation. The false work In piling and timbers had (wen constructed in the river. On top of tliis false work the construction of the iron truss began, midway between the two piers, nud the work was pushed from the middle both ways. Five sections ot the ponderous ironwork had been constructed. On top of this was an apparatus known to bridge men as a '•traveler," which is used to extend the structure from the ends. The traveler was full of men this morning ar.d some of them were near the top nearly 100 feet above the waters of the Licking River. Tlie timbers of the false work were beams about ten Inches square, old and weather beaten, and bad evidently been used before. An Overweighted Structure. It was this mass of iron, weighing hun dreds upon hundreds of tons, that over weighted them, that wrought ruin and gathered the awful harvest for death. Thirty-six men were on the traveler at 10:30 o'clock when the awful crash came, and co one can tell how many were work- Ing below. Suddenly the overtaxed beams of pine broke and crashed into the river below, a mass of ruins, uudcr which a score of lives went out. Hie Work of Kficur. Debris filled the deep stream from bank to bank. People soon gathered on both shores, and the stream was quickly full of skiff*, and the work of res cuing the victims began without a directing, head. This work was k*pt up all day, and is still coin.: on to-tikht. At the hour of the accident there were a tew other workmen on the bridge near the scene, which- leaves a few survivors among the victims as the only ones to t»«n the story. ■J i a river was quickly lined with rescuers on both sides. Tin* folio wine bodies wore recovered: Richard Gorman, Thomas Burke, William Hartner, John O'Neil, Charlei iScampon, Robert Baird, Thomas Downing. Dick fcponncr, Fred Breut, Charles Duveuick, James Johnson, George Borgc. N. W. Bur ton, Dennis Marlow, B. F. PI elps, C. W. Pfaonbaek, B. Thomas, Richard Jennings. The following are missing: Frank Molr, Charles Tarr, William Barton, William 1 Aim is, Harry Kramer, O. K. Sheefaan, B. Krause, Edward Nolan, Edward Sullivan, Daniel Brinkley, Patrick Murray, J. J. Murray, Albert lleingler. Fatally Injured: Andrew Baird, William Wil«on, • t,n Phillips, Elmer Barber, W. K. Broee, Henry Osuorn. C. D. Champ, Thomas Down, an un known about .4" years of age. K. It. Itoby, Elmer Barbo. William Alois, Dick Gorman, John Adam*, Frank Adams, Charles Oresham, James Johnson, Charles Stall, Patrick Murray. Martin Luther, William Weaslinp, Dick Adams. Story of Surrlvnrs. Bruce Thomas was on the bridge and says : " The first thing I knew I was falling. I heard no crackling timbers, no outcry, only I knew I was going down. 1 had hardly time to think when I found myself on the bottom of the river about 20 feet from shore. 1 only got bruised on the legs. I saw sev eral others that escaped, but don't know their names." Charles Wilkerson. whose homo Is in Louisville, Ky., was working on an engine on the Newport approach and was the first one to the rescue. Be says the timbers of the false work buckled down stream and everything went down In a heap. Wilker son saved many lives of the wounded and then went diving fur the dead. Divine for Ism De id. The first dead man he got was James J. Johnson of Hnvre de Grace, Maryland. This man had a brother injured at Canova, W. Vfl., who has become insane from his injuries received while working for Baird Brothers. He had sued B.iird Brothers and was' here on the bridge looking up testi mony among the men on the works. Tho next man Wilkerson recovered by diving was Andrew Baird, one of the contractors, who arrived hero this morning and was on the bridae with his brother inspecting the work. Baird Brothers wero engaged on the great bridge at Memphis, and have hail much experience in bridge building. The wounded were scattered over the three cities— Cincinnati, Covington and Newport — and surgical attendance was prompt, effi cient and amply sufficient. Sad Scenes In the Homes. At tho cottage on Thornton street, New port, not 200 yards from the bridge, lay the dead bodies of John R. Roby and brother, William Roby. lira. Catherine Baer, the occupant of the house, was the niollmr-in law of John Roby, who leaves a widow and two children. The two brothers were taken there to die. John died first. Hi* dying brother Said to his weeping widow: "Don't cry, Annie; John will get well." When told that John was dead he said : "Then I want to die too.'' Those were his last words. In the same house was C. 11. Fetters, of Iron ton, Ohio, His back whs injured and ins ankle crushed. He said: "The crash came without warning. I heard no sound, and only knew we were going down. I scram bled some timbers, and some one rescued me in a boat." There were 08 persons on and about the bridge when it full. 1 \ V1.i1. 1» ELKS. All Grand Lodge Troubles in a Fair Way of Settlement. Buffalo. Juno 15.— report of Grand Exalted Kuler Hay at the Grand Lodge of Elks, this morning, intimated that all difficulties connected with tho separation of the Grand Lodge from tho original Now York City organization were in a fair way of bsinc settled. it is proposed to revise the ritual and consolidate the present de grees in one. The grand ruler denounced tho organiza tion of "clubs" in connection with lodges of Elks., and deprecated the custom of some lodges of meeting on Sunday. Grand Exalted Ruler Bay was re-elected, and W. F. Bran of Omaha was elected grand treasurer and A. O. Meyers of Cin cinnati grand secretary. Detroit was so lected as tho next place of meeting. Imrortant Typewriter Decision. Nk.w Yoi;k, June 15. -Ju'lhh La Comb, sittmu in the Halted States Circuit 'curt here, has on motion of the Utjiiiington Type writer Company granted »n injunction Bgainst Uie Franklin, restraining the sale of that machine on account of ati infringement of the Bcmington patunts. The decision is an important one, as it proves the control of the fundamental patent?, and may affect other makers of typewriters. The Rem ington people have heretofore been quite passive, but it is stated on good authority that they are now likely to proceed against all other typewriter manufacturing com panies. In some ca.-es purchasers of machines which infringe the Remington patents may also bo proceeded against for infringements. RED3IOND'S VICTORY. The Irishmen of New York Pronounce for the Famellites. New York, June 15.— The Academy of Music was tastefully decorated to-night with the green flag of Ireland and the stars and stripes, the occasion bning the recap tion tendered to John E. Redmond, member of Parliament and Parnelllte leader. Judge Stanhope Lynn called the meeting to order. There was a tempest of cheers when Red mond stepped forward. He began his ad dress with a glowing tribute to Parnell. --" Parnell." he said, "preached the doctrine that we Irishmen were the equals of Eng lishmen, who sought to be our masters. He fought, und even when he had less than a score by his side, defeated each of the great political parties, and finally broucht one of these great English parties to admit the jus tice of his claim. This was the position of affairs when I last stood on an American Platform. What is the position to-dny? National unity has been destroyed, the na tional party distracted, national hopes jeop ardized, and the national leader is dead. The distracted Iriph National party looks around in vain for a man fitted to take that place." Continuing, Redmond appealed to the Irishmen In the United States not to let his party be driven from public life. He then reviewed his personal efforts to hi ing about unity, all of which came to naught through the bitterness of Ilealy. At the conclusion of Redmond's a collection amounting to between HOOO and SSCOO was taken and the following resolu tion adopted : Itetolva, That tie proposals of peace offered by, IraoDd ana Han Ingtoa afford a fair means of .(.ini: Hi • tlrlfa witHout injm tnir Ihe tu teresls of either section, and that the earnest and substantial support ot tne friends of Ireland In America i* hereby pledged to Hit* Independ ent Ii i-ii party In defense of our national prin ciples against Internal defection a!:J outside aggression. Di a Mom is, lowa, June 15.— At a meet- Ing of the executive committee of the Irish National Le;iguo to-day the following resolution was unanimously adopted : lUtolvtd, 1 hat we condemn the disunion now existing In Ireland, and declare that we will not contribute one cent to rftbrr party until tney uniie; and we also condemn the action of the other party in sending a delegate to America, thereby trauslerring the quai iel to this country. Vienna, June 15.— A dispatch to the Politische Correspondence from Rome says: The Pope has enjoined Archbishop Vaugban of Westminster, England, to avoid mixing DP in party strife, and especially not to oppose Irish national aspirations. FATIIEK MOLLINGEB DEAD. Stricken While H»alicg the Pilgrims Who Had C-me to Him. PlTrsijUEO, June 15.— Rev. Father Moi linger, the renowned faith-cure priest, died this afternoon from the effects of a surgical operation for a rupture of the stomach. Father llolltngct opened last Monday, st, Anthony's day, a magnificent chapel at Troy, Allegheny. Tho good father attri buted his powers of healing to St. Anthony's blessing. He was stricken while ministering to the thousands of pilgrims that had come from all Darts of tho country to be healed. Ho gradually grew worse and to-day an opera tion was performed for rupture ot the stomach. Instead of relieving him. he be gan to sink rapidly and died in a lew hours, When the tidings became known to the people in tho vi cinity of the church the excitement became intense. The hundreds of invalids who were boarding near the church In hopes of being healed were stricken with terror, and many were heard to exclaim that there was now no hope for their own recovery. Father Mollinger was over 70 years of ago and was reputed to be worth f'*o to three million dollars. The fame of his miracles is worldwide. j VETERAN HELM ON. Horace Porter New Leads the Army of t;:o Potomac. w lux. Pa., June 15.— The reunion of the Society of tho Army of the Potomac began here to-day. General Dutterfield presided at the business session and Treas urer Truesdale submitted his annual re port. Boston was selected as the next place of meeting. The following officers were elected: President, General Horace Porter; vire preeident, Major-Qeneml E. .'. Moliineaux; secretary, General Horatio £ King; corre sponding secretary. General G^orga 11. Sharp; treasurer, Genei;-! Truesdale. On iin tlon i f (iener.il IfcMabon t tie pres idents of the different army corps werese lected to secure funds to erect a monument tv General W. T. Sherman. At a rampfira th;s evening Rev. I>r. Phx toti delivered a masterly address eulogistic of the Army of the Tennessee* THE SIIJLKBAN. Speculation on the Chances of the Various Horses. Nk.w York, June 15.— Tlia work r.f the Suburban candidates h about completed for the great raco on Saturday next. It was said this mrmitig that Picnicker was a doubtful starter. All the other candi dates are m tine fettle. Pessara's race yes terday in the New York Jockey Club hand leap was the best possible work he could got for the Suburban. The same, nmy be said or Kaceland and Russell, Major Doiuo'm work has been brilliant. Ilia High ness has had a very satisfactory trial, and Tournament's work nas also pleased his trainer. Montana's race. Monday was trootl work for the Suburban. Bermoda's work was well up to the standard as shown by this colt last year. HELENA ISOLATED. The Montana City Nearly Cut Off from Out- side Communication. Inr.KNA, June 15.— Helena was visited by auothor severe rainstorm lasi sight .One hi UM was wiped away, arid its contents scattered over sevea acres of ground. The railroad situation blmptOYing. I'ntil to-day there wn'. but one outlet from Helena east over the Northern Pacific The Great Northern trot through to Butte to-day, but the situation of tho Montana Central is practically unchanged. For a distance of IS miles In Prickly Pear Canyon tho roadbed and biidges are none. All the telegraph poles have been washed out be tween Silver and Craig, <o it is Impossible to get any nowa except by way of St. Paul. The Engineer Killed. Dotlestown, Pa., June 15. — The Dovlestown express train collided with a switch-engine on the North Pennsyl vania road at Oreland this even- Ing. William Feuton, the engineer of the express, was killed, and Oscar a mot, the baggage-master; Theodore McGill, express messenger, were fatally injured. The fire man, Richard Hudson, was badly scalded, and a dozen passengers badly cut and bruised. On a Paying- Basis. Nk.w louk, June 15— At the North American s tockholders' meetinn to-day the directors whose terms expired wero re elected and the, annual report was unani mously approved. It showed that Urn assets were •10,718.813 and the liabilities $2,849, --922, leaving the net assets S7.s7l.ii'."). The net cash income of the company during the year was $Ht),*7:i. The Aransas Pass Road. BAH AxroNio, June 15.— The decree of Judye King turniui: over the San Antonio and Araosas Pas* Railway to the original company aivl the bondholders on the pay ment of all claims agamst the road was en tered to-day. The Shßm Battle a Failure. Omaha, Nebr., June 15.— The great sham battle advertised for this afternoon at the camp of the National Drill AlMflatioa proved a complete failure, owing to tho hick of organization. A Cr.Bhier Arrested. Omaha, June 15.— A Beo special from Central City, Nebr.. say.-! that S. B. Starrctt. toe defaulting <*a*hitr of the Platto Valley Bank, which closed a week ago, was arrested to-day on a charge of embezzlement. A t'onmil Uolcom. Washington 1 , Juno * 15.— Thomns 11, Sherman, United States Consul at Liver pool bat tendered his resignation to the president. AN AGREEMENT IMPOSSIBLE. Differences on the River and Harbor Appropriations. DIVIDED OS THE OREGON CLAIMS. Appeals in Customhouse Cases Decided— Land Cases Confine-Pensions Granted— Postal Changes. Beclal to 'inn Morning Calx. Washington, June 15.— The conferrees on the river and harbor appropriation bill, after being in conference sev eral days, have failed to reach an agree ment and have decided to report the fact to the two houses of Congress and ask for In structions. The committee, it is learned, wero able to agree upon nearly all points of difference, including the 25 per cent cut in tho first year's appropriations for the con tract projects, to which the House commit tee were willing to accede, but the confer rees disagreed hopelessly upon the two new Oregon and Washington projects. They were both Senate amendments, one appro priating $187,600 for the improvement of the Columbia at Three-Mile Rapids, including the construction of the boat railway around The Dnllef.with authority to make a contract for the completion of the work at a total cost of 12,672,866, and the other amendment appropriating 1200,000 for the construction lit a ship canal connecting Lakes Union and Washington with Puget Sound. Land Oftlce Decisions. In the ca«e of Frank B. Jackson vs. John Holland, and involving land in section 30, Los Angeles district, Assistant Secretary of Interior Chandler has affirmed the decision of the Commissioner of the General Land Office in holding for cancellation Jackson's entry and holding intact Holland's entry, with leave to proceed to make final proof. In the appeal case of the United .States vs. Alex 11. PlPinmons and Thomas Price, transferee, Assistant Secretary of the Inte rior Chandler has reversed the decision of the General Land Commissioner in holding for cancellation the additional Soldier's homestead entry of said Plemmons and de nying his right to purchase under the act of Juno 15, 1880, a portion of section 32, Sacra mento district, Cal., and directed that the transferee be notified to furnish proof, as required by letter of instructions of May 3, IS!H. Upon receipt of the same the case will be adjudicated in accordance with said instruction!*. The Secretary has also denied tho motion for a review of the department decision in the case of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company vs. Wentel Grant, involving land in Washington. The Matter of Duties. The General Board of Appraisers have affirmed decisions of the Collector of Cus toms of San Francisco in the following Hp peal cases: Hung Yick & Co", and other-, in assessing a duty of 10 per cent on split rattan imported by the above firm; RNdou Iron and Locomotive Works, in assessing a duty of 45 per cent on bar* of metal im ported by said works. The board all sus tained the protests against the Collector* I decisions in the following cases: Bauer Bros. & Co., in assessing duty at the rale of 50 per cent ad valorem on taffeta gloves im ported by above company; Southern Pacific Railroad Company, in classing goatskin rugs imported by the above company as fur, and holding that they are dutiable at 20 pel cent ad valorem as claimed by appellants, } Pacific Coast Pensions. Pensions have been granted as follows: Washington: Original— Daniel Plotner, Charles Manning. Increase— John G. Banks. California: Original— Edward E. Mealey, Wuodard Hill, George Sbaler, Charles Slat ter, William P. Goolan, Elisha 11. Bobl son, John Ke-<S(ie, William 11. Ransom, Jacob Miller,- Joseph Hilger. Additional- James Pettit, Charles Balfour. Oregon: Original— Auston D. Jordan, William Wilson, George A. Mowers, John Patterson, Joseph Noyes. Postal Changes. The following postmasters were ap pointed to-day: Washington— E. 0. Samuels, at Phelps, Skagit County, vice K. N. Elliott, declined; T. 11. Bixby, at Sylvan, Pierce County, vice Mrs. G. Carpenter, resigned. Orecon— L. A. Foyt, at Hembree, Tilla mook County, vice A. J. Hebree, resigned. The postotlice at Champlain, Multnoraah County. Or., will hereafter be known as Bolbrook. Harmony In I.nuUl.ini. Baton Rouge, June 15.— According to the terms agreed upon by the conference committees of the Democratic convention, «nd ratified by the respective conventions, the State Central Committee, of which Wilkinson is chairman, is recognized as the regular Democratic authority in the State. The following have been elected delegates to Chicago: At large. Johnii'itzpairick, E. B. Kruttschmi'it, Charles W. Boatmar and F. C. Zacharie. Both conventions favor closing the breach in the party. Capital Notes. The Comptroller of the Currency has de clared the first dividend of 10 per cent in favor of the creditors of the California Na tional Bank of San Diego, California, on all claims presented, amounting to $638,1 The Treasury Department to-day pur chased 508,000 ounces of silver at .9020 to .9034. Bids for the heating apparatus for the public building at Port Townsend, Wash., will be opened at the Treasury Department on the 20th of next mouth. The sundry civil appropriation bill as it passed the House appropriated £60,000 for the enforcement of the Chinese exclusion act. Senator Felton tc-day in the Senate proposed an amendment increasing this to $120,000. Congressman Cutting was in his seat to day. He says his health has been improved by his stay in Northern New York. Collector Hatch of Sitka is here to testify before the Senate Committee on Territories concerning matters in Alaska. Contracts for supplying the Mare Island Navy-yard with bread, vegetables, ice, etc., the bids of which were opened last Friday, will be awarded in a few days. Ensign Guy W. Brown has been detached from the Richmond and ordered to take charge of the draft of men for Mare Island Navy-yard, and on the completion of this duty he is ordered to the Monocacy per first steamer leaving San Francisco. COIN GU IDS S3. TIIE HK>ATE. A Debate on the Silver BUI Lasting Over Four lloiii-*. Washington, June 15. -*■ The Senate spent four hours to-day in debate on the silver bill, Morgan occupying about three fourths of that time in an elaborate presen tation of arguments in support of the meas- • ure, lie criticized the silver plank in the Minneapolis convention as timid and ir resolute, while he gave It the credt of being a step to the front, and as to the com ing Chicago convention Morgan said the Democracy would "also step to the front and declare not only that silver should be equal with gold, but that it should have the right of free coinage." In another part of his speech he applied to the Presidential aspirants, In addition to the winners, the sporting phrase of "dark horses, beaten hordes, handicapped horses, spavined horses and colts." lie was followed by Palmer, who moved to strike out all of the bill except the first section, which fixes the standard of gold and silver dollars, makes those coins legal tender, and permits the owners of silver or gold bullion to have it minted for their ben i fit and without charge. Stewart spoke In support of the bill and Cock roll presented figures to prove that just before the demonetization act of 1878, the Coining of silver dollars had not virtually ceased as was often asserted, but was going on actively. Mo action was taken on tho bill. Mf.rrill Will address the Senate In 01 position to the bill to-morrow. The Senate then adjourned. TtiK auvsx. Tlia Fortification Appropriation Bill Passed— The Tlnpixte Tax Bill. In the House to-day after the transaction of routine business the House went Into committee of the whole on the formication appropriation bill. lireckinridge of Kentucky briefly ex plained Us provisions. It appropriates $..',•112,372, beios $1,302,427 ; less thau the amount of the bill last year, .md authorizes the Secretary of War to make contracts for certain work involving a further expendi ture of $1,376,fi00. After remarks by Grout of Vermont the committee rose and the bill was passed. The committee then went into committee of the whole on the revenue bills. The first bill called up by Shively of Indiana was the bill to reduce the duty on tinolate. Shively's speech elicited a good deal of applause from his party colleagues, and was attentively listened to. White of lowa made his maiden speech in favor of the bill. After remarks by O'Nell of Pennsylvania and Raines of New York the committee rose and the House adjourned. NO EXTRA SESSION. Governor XarLliam Will Jot Call the Leg islature Together. Sacramento, June 15.— Governor Mark ham has received a formidable petition ask ing that a special session of the Legislature be convened as soon as possible. The peti tion is signed' by nearly all the county offi cers of Kern, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Con tra Costa, Alameda, Sacramento, ]>i.t:e, Te liaiMfi, Shasta, Glenn, El Dorado, Siskiyou, Colusa, Folo, Solano, Napa, Fresco and Tu lare counties. The petition says: "Under lie decision of the Supreme Court we are prohibited from appointing deputies to be paid out of the _ county treasury of the several counties which are absolutely necessary to the proper discharge of the duties of our respective offices. The business of the offices baa greatly increased since petitioners took cilice, and salaries paid are insufficient to pay incumbents an actual living if they are required to pay the salaries of such depu ties us are necessary and absolutely required /or the transaction of public business. The public business is accumulating, so that it Is utterly impossible to dispatch it without the aid and assistance of deputies, and pub lic business in some counties will virtually cease to be transacted." Notwithstanding this appeal the Gov ernor will not hasten to cnveue the Legis lature. He <kes not believe that the result would justify ihe expenditure of Zi Which would probably be about the co^t of an extra session, however brief. Iv the next Instance the Governor does not under stand how immediate rehet could be afford ed in the matter, a*, under the law, the incumbent could not be benefited, as their lalariea cannot be raised or lowered while they bold office. Il may be stnted In this connection that a petition fuvoi :ng an extra session was ped dled about from county to county by a cun ning drummer for a stationery iiouse, long before the Supreme Court had rendered a decision. He would secure a signature, it Is said, expressing sympathy for all con cerned, and then make an application for an order for good*. The decision of the Suireme Court is generally regarded as working a hardship and us having been strained and far-fetched, bin it appears that those affected will have to look to Ibe .Legislature of the regular session for relief. NATIVI; DALUU'IKItS. It Is Probable Grand Officers Will Be Elected To- Day. Sackamento, June 15.— The Grand Par lor, Native Daughters of the Golden West, met in the Senate chamber at the usual hour this morning. The members found awaiting them at each desk a basket of lus cious cherries Irom California Parlor of this city. Two installation odes were submitted, onu by Aneellta Parlor No 3-' and another by Santa Cruz Parlor No. 26 Doth were so creditable that it is probable they will both be accepted. Santa Cruz -Parlor presented a new form of surgeon's certificate. Several more resolutions were offered and re/erred to the proper committees. One provides that money placed in the beneficiary fund cannot be drawn out for any other purpose. Another resolution re quires that members may receive benefits at the end of three, instead of six mouths, as at present. A resolution was read and referred mak ing it imperative for delegates to report to their respective parlors within two weeks after the close of the Grand Parlor, and failing to do so that they be fined. The parlor reconvened in the afternoon and spent the session In listening to the re port of the Committee on Resolutions and other report?. -Mrs. Mary Noblett of Golden Bar Parlor was received as a delegate. A beautiful snowplaut was presented to the grand president, Miss Wittenmeyer, and one equally beautiful to the grand sec retary, Miss Georgia Cotter, by Dardaueile Parlor of Souora. In the evening the delegates were taken for a drive about the city and there was an open-air concert at Capitol Park. It is probable that the parlor will reach the election of grand tfficers to-morrow. THE CANADIAN' PACIFIC. An Atlantic Terminus Said to Be Selected Near New York. New York. June 15.— The great Cana dian Pacific Kailway is said to be seeking a new terminus. There has been no formal announcement of the fact yet, but well-in fotmid men declare the boundaries of the Dominion have become too restricted and that preparations are being made to run its rails through United Slates territory to this city. Recently the Hudson River Koad and the Terminal Company was organized under the laws of Mew Jersey, to construct a railroad beginning at Little Perry in Ber gen County, N.J., and ending at Edge water on the Hudson lilver, opposite this city. The entire length of three miles, of which more than one mile will bo tunnel, is through tin- Palisades. This is taken to be a termi nal company for the Canadian Pacific, as costly land has been . acquired la that vicinity. AGAINST IHE TOWN. San Bernardino People Uoite in a Bond Protest. Pntauio, Cn!., June 10.— Al enthusiastic ma>s-iiieetintf was helu here and at Chino to-d:iy, protesting against the courthouse bonds. A special train brought 700 people Irnm Kirersid*i Redtands, Colton, South RJterside, They were addressed here by A. 11. Nuftz^er and T. il. I). Chainberlin, of Kiversiue, IJ. 11. Lincoln of Bedlanda, («ei>ryo Cooiej of Colton aud S. M. blough tee of Kiucon. A lai^e delegation from Ontario went to Itedlands to attend the afternoon meeting. Arizona Cattle. IJapid City, S. D., June 13.— The stock agent of the Elkhorn road sa\a that 75U0 Anzoua cattle are y«;t to arrive at Brennan. Tbere will be no icnewal of the troubles with small ranchers as anticipated, as tne stock will be moved prompily on the Mon tana train. The estimated total shipments 01' southern cattle to Montana aud Dakota is tSO.OOO. Railwsy Building in the North. Victoki a, B. C, Juno 15.— 1t is rumored that the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Kailw?y C'oiii|>any will beijin construction at once from its present northern terminus; to the boundary line. It is held thatthe boundary cau be crossed by the railway without the consent of the Ottawa iiuLliOiUied. A Barber Burglar. Santa Ana, Cal., June 15.— Thnmas Milon, a barber, was arrested hero mid taken to Tnlare this morning by Constable C. W. Keller, where he is wanted for bur glary, lie has been working here for sev eral mouths. Fruit for the East. Winters, Cal., June 13.— Six carload 9 of fruit for the East were sent from this place yesterday afternoon. This is the largest day's shipment this season, and puts Win* ters among the most prominent shipping points 111 the State. X - L.v rmore la in line. LiVEimoiiK, June 15.— A branch orean izatlon of lie State League of Republican Clubs was formed here this evening. 11. 11. Pitcher was elected president < o.bott at Work. ABBI I'a;:k, N. J., June 15.— Corbett began training for his fight with Sullivan to-. my by rowing; walking and playing ball. The Japanese.— Dennis Kearney advertises another J;u>aneso meeting corner Mußtgouiery blret-lnoU Uioadway tonight. Sea'ttwesm . • ;. 1..K0 lieteiiam's ruis. PRICE FIVE CENTS. STOCKTON'S FREIGHT WAR. The Old Navigation Company Gains a Material Advantage. ITS IHAttIOT APPEARS DETERMINED. Even if It Is Accessary to Boy the Jew .Mills the 014 Company Boats Will Carry Their Floor to Market. Special to The Morning Cam. Stockton, 'June 15.— A surprise was given the business public this afternoon when it was announced that the stockholders of the Farmers' Union and Milling Company had made a change in the directory, and that J. L. lieecher had not been re-elected presi dent. He was succeeded by W. B. Harri son, who had been secretary of the corpo ration for many years. Mr. Beecher remains a director. It Is generally believed that the change was made owing to the dissatisfaction exist, ing because Mr. Beecher is interested in the opposition steamboat company and the stockholders in the new mill do not want to tight the Crown and Sperry mills and the Navigation Company. Mr. Beechor'a friends say he retired voluntarily, as be wanted to tako life easier. There Is good feeling over the change among stock holders of the old steamboat company, and If Mr. Beecher retired from the man agement voluntarily he pleased the Naviga tion Company managers immensely. Effort* will now be made to secure the freight of the new mill and it is said the Navigation Company will buy a controlling interest fa the milling company if necessary to win the fight. _ TILLIE LI'DWIG IS FREE. Ths Stockton Grand Jury Justifies tb.9 Bhoot- ing of Da Clarke. Stockton, June 15.— Misa Tillio Ladwifc the young woman who shot and killed a brakeman named De Clarke at Tracy last week, and who wa# held to answer on a charge of manslaughter, was to-day dis charged from custody on the presentation ot the ieport of the Grand Jury ignoring the case. Wheu the Tracy Justice held Tillio for man-laughter the District Attor ney took the case bejore the Grand Jury, ana witnesses have been hero for two days to testify in the matter. After Tilliii's case was disposed of, the jury inquired into tho charge aealnst her brother, who shot and wounded De Clarke several week* ago while he was trying to steal into Tiliie's room to kill her. The ease Rgainst Henry Ludwig was also ig nored and the case against him also dis missed. The Jury severely censured Maurice Byrnes, tiie Tracy constable who had charge of I»i> Clarke when Tillie shot him, and charged him with gross carelessness in the discharge of his duty. Tbejaryaayi the shifting of De Clarke by Ileniv Lurtwig and the killing of De Clarke by Tillie Lud wig might have been averted if Constable Byrnes had properly performed bis duty as a peace rfficer. Miss Ludwig left the courtroom with relatives and returmd to her home en thaj ere a ing train. San Jose's New Theater. San Jose, June IS.— The Auditorium, tin elegant new theater, was opened this even ing with a grand production of "Carmen" by the Juch Opera Company. The por formnnce was attended by the most prom inent people in the city. A uew theater has lone been needed hero, and the Audi torium meets all requirements. They Opened the Safe. Sax Jose, June 15. — Information was conveyed to the offices ff the Sheriff and Chief oi Police to-day that the store of Thomas Derby of New Almaden had been entered last night, the safe cracked and about SUM) In coin taken. The burglars left behind them the implement* used ia opening the safe. Arrested for Forgery. ViSAi.iA, June 15.— Joseph Stilten hai been arrested at Porterviile for the forging of checks for small amounts on business men of Visalin. lie wrote checks here lavishly for a few days and then skipped. He will be brought here for trial. COPYRIGHT 183) • r \ IT Ward of disease by removing the cause of it. It's with the liver or the blood, nine times out of ten. A sluggish liver makes bad blood — and Dad blood makes trouble. Dr. Pierces Gold- en Medical Discovery makes pure blood. It invigorates the liver and kidneys, rouses every organ into healthful action, and cleanses and renews the whole system. Through the blood it cures. 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