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VOLUME LXXII. — NO. 54.
SHOT AND STABBED. D. ft Friek, tlic Carnegie Manager, Mnrderously Assaulted. ALEXANDER .BERKJLtf, BIS ASSAILANT. The Assassin Forres His Way Into Frirl's Private Office and Fires Three Sh.ts— Frick Bay Recover. Special to The Morn- inc. Caix. PiTTBrRO, July 23. — A desperate and almost successful attempt was made this afternoon to assassinate Henry Clay Frick, chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company (limited). His assailant was Alexander Berkman, a Russian Jew, who came here from New York with the evident intention of killing Frick. lt was a few minutes before - o'clock this af ternoon when a young man entered the eleva tor in the Telegraph building aud asked to be let off at Prick's office. The young man had been a frequent visitor H. C. Frick. during the past few days, and the elevator boy thought nothing unusual of the request. Two minutes later the occupants of the building and the passers-ny on Fifth ave nue were startled by three pistol-shots, fired in rapid succession. The man had tried to assassinate the great steel master, but the latter, notwithstanding two bnliet-wcunds and four ugly gashes from a dagger, is still alive aud will proba bly recover. Attempted Assassination. Before the man came in Mr. Lpishmau, the business partner of Mr. Frick, had en tered the oftice and was holding a private conference. The office-boy noticed a man me in hurriedly from the outside and pass through the railing, but before he could stop him the stranger had entered the private office. He sprang to within about five feet of Frick. and quickly drawing a re volver, pulled the trigger. The first car tridge did not cxi lode, but the second shot, entering the back of Prick's neck, glanced downward and passed out below the armpit. Prick jumped to a window on Fifth ave nue and tried to open it, but could not. Berkman rushed up to him Again and fired, the ball entering the left side of the necK and passing around to a lodgment under the right ear. At this moment Mr. Leisbman threw himself on the assassin and struggled to get the revolver. He clutched the barrel and turned the muzzle up as the man pulled tbe trigger again, the bail entering the ceil ing. Stabbed With a Pr.-jper. The desperate man then drew a dagger ard attempted to stab Leisbman. Prick saw the gl- am of the steel, and although staggered by the shock of bis wounds and bleeding profusely, jumped between the men aud seized Berkman's arm. The latter freed himself from Leishmau'fl grasp and plunged the dagger into Frick's right side just above the hip, making an ugly wound three inches long. He made another lunge and this time the knife struck higher up, bat the point struck a rib and glanced without inflicting much injury. Twice again was the knife thrust at Frick, but he was merely scratched. By this time the office clerks and Deputy Sheriff May entered. The Arsasslu Arrested. May had drawn his revolver and was about to shoot Berkman in the back when Frick cried out: "Don't kill hip. We've got him ali right. Leave him to the law." The man broke away and tried to escape, but was secured and taken to the station. In five minutes half a dozen surgeons were on hand and Flick's wounds were auickly attended tj. He was calm, had perfect command of his faculties and ap parently was less excited than any other person in the room. From time to time he made suggestions, and half an hour after the shooting be dictated a message to An drew Carnegie about the assault. At his request all communication with his residence was shut off, and his brother in-law was sent to Inform Ins wife and to reassure her. She had given birth to a child ten days ago and was still confined to her room, but though greatly distressed she bore herself bravely. Will Prob-ibW Recorer. After considerable difficulty the bullet lodged In his neck was removed and Prick was soon resting easier. The news created Intense excitement, and telegrams poured in on Frick from people, high and low, from various part- of the country. At no time did be express fear as to his condition and after the removal of the bullet he dic tated a letter to his stenographer and re ceived reports ab ut the condition of affairs at Homestead. Frick refused all medicine until 5 o'clock, when he was given a sedative and was soon Bleeping soundly. He was removed to his home soon after 7 o'clock, and his physician, Dr. Litchfield, is confident that he will recover, although seriously injured. At midnight he was resting easily. BUrruED WITH dynamite*. Two Deadly Cartridges T.-.knn From the Prisoner's Mouth. PITTSBTJBO, July 23.— The news of the attempted assassination spread like wild fire, and five minutes after the shootmg Fifth avenue from Market to Wood streets was black with people and the greatest in dignation was expressed at the cowardly deed. When Berkman was brought out A the building by the police officers to be taken to the Central station cries were heard of "Shoot hira now"; some shouted, "Let him have what he gave Frick," but the better element stepped forward and helped to -keep the assassin from the violence of the people. Berkman was subjected to a searching examination at the station and two dyna mite cartriages were found ln his month. Berkman bad to be choked till black in the face befoie he would open his mouth to allow the dynamite cartridges to bo taken out. It was evidently his intention to follow the example of Louis Lingg, the Chicago Haymarket anarchist, to commit so icide by exploding the cartridges in his mouth. It appears the caps would not work and the scheme failed. After the dynamite cartridges had been taken from his uiouth Berkmau became more communicative. He told the In spector he was 20 fears of age and had been working as a compositor on a New York paper, He declined to give the name of the Saper. He said he came to Pittsburg the ay before yesterday. THE DEED FIttMEDITAIED. Tlie Assas-iln Lying ln Wait for Hit. Victim. PlTTSi!i;n<--, July 23.-B<-rkman Is still in the Central station to-night, and all at tempts to interview him aro unavailing. A charge of felonious assault bas been pre ferred against him and the police authori ties lay that bail will be refused. Several people who have seen him say he was present at the anarchist meeting recently addressed by Ilerr Most in this city. He bas undoubtedly been in this city some time, having called at the Carnegie office Thursday and Friday. This morning he called aid sent in a card reading, "A. Berk man, Agent, New York Employment Com pany." Frick was busy at the time, and in a lew minutes Berkman left. He was seen lounging about the street door for some time, Htid evidently intended making an at tack as Frick waß entering or leaving the building. V.'. 7 Until ten days ago Frick had been receiv ing Severn) crank letters every day, but then they ceased, iesierday another one came which notified him that he had but 24 hours to live. This was probably from Berkman. AT Jill noitKs. The Workman Condemn the A «*»-*• nit on Frick, but the Ou>rtU Doubled. Homestead, July 23.— The shooting of Manager Friek to-day had the effect of causing renewed precautions in the military The Sunday Call. camp here, and extra guards have been thrown around General Snowden's head quarters, the reason given beiug that the strikers are displaying much bitterness toward the general for his rigid enforce ment of the rules and his determined and unbending stand generally. Some of the strikers to-night, when they were told of the extra precautions beiug taken to prevent any mishap, yere indignant and pro nounced It an attempt to bring them into discredit by connecting them belore the public with the attack on Prick. The Prick affair has also led to a marked increase in the number of deputies here and the abandonment of all meetings of the men, except the advisory board, for fear that some one might indulge in hot-headed talk. The workmen generally deplore the affair, saying that it cannot fail to damage their cause. At midnight the advisory board gave out a resolution to the press which had been adopted, condemning the assault on Mr. Prick and tendering him their sympathy. President Wei tie of the Amalgamated As sociation was much affected at the news of the shooting of Frick. Be emphatically de nounced the action of the assailant, and de clared him an assassin at heart, an enemy, not onty to the country, but to organized labor all over the United States, and said: "1 hope the greatest punishment the law allows will be inflicted upon the dastardly and cowardly assailant of Mr. PricK." O'Donnell did not secure his release on bail to-day, as after hearing tbe elaborate arguments of both side*, Judge Magee ad journed the heating until Monday. THE ASSASSIN AN ANARCHIST. Iterk man Well Known .->« a ltabld Anar chist In New York. New To uk, .July 23.— the man locked up in Pittsburg for attempting to murder H. C. Prick is Alexander Berkman, formerly of this city, he is an anarchist of the m* st radical style. About six years ago Berk man, who is a Russian Jew, came to this city from Wllua, Russia. He made himself conspicuous by his marked radical views against capitalists, and it is said he at tempted to organize a group for the express purpose of going about the country to ex terminate capitalists, In 1891 lie secured a position in the composing-room of Triebier, Herr Host's paper, where be worked a short lime. He lias recently been idling about the nnar-bi«.t haunt In this city without ap parently doing sny work. The police are of the opinion that Berkman was simply the agent of the anarchists here, and was sent to Pittsburg for the express purpose of kill ing Prick. The detectives are working on the matter here. MORE MEN AT WOKK. Upward of 500 Non-Union Employes Now in the .Mill-. PITTSBUBO, July 23. There Is nothing new in the general situation to-night at the different points. The steamer Tide took up a lot of non-union men this afternoon, and SCO men are now said to beat work. The Amalgamated Association is greatly elated because of the signing of the new scale by the Illinois Steel Company. A thorough search up and down the river to-night fails to corroborate the rumor which has been circulated that a number of non-union men were thrown iuto the river from the steamer Little Bill. THE ASSASSIN'S REASONS. Why Berkman Wad ted to I'ut Frick Out of the tVa*r. Ne"W7Yohk. July 23.— A morning paper prints an interview alleged to have been had in Pittsburg with Berkmnu, the would-be assassin of Frick. The re porter says that the prisoner, at first, refused to say anything, talk ing about the capitalistic press, etc., but when the reporter addressed him in German he warmed up and began to talk. He asked if Frick was dead, and expressed disap pointment when told that Prick's wounds were probably not mortal. When asked why he shot Prick, Berkn an went on with a long Harangue, in which he said th it no one had ever been benefited by Prick living. On the contrary, he had made thousands miser able in Homestead. The people would soon bo suffering the pr-rigs of hunger on his account, and tbous of men are Idle now because they can*- return to work with out sacrificing their seL-respect. Six work logmen were buried here last week, mid all this was charges to Prick. Such a man is a dog and should die. "I wanted to kill htm," said Berkman, "and I'm ready to die for it." He continued that he came to Pittsburg merely for the purpose of killing Prick. He bad been thinking it ever for a long time. He knew if he killled Prick escape was out of the question, but lie decided that be -a as only one, and his death would be nothing compared with the happi ness of thousands of workers who would bless his memory. The men could then win the strike and the downtrodden of the country would rejoice. He was very sorry now that he had made a bungle of the job. as his life would probably be wasted. When ask-d why he wanted to kill Frick rather than other rich men, Berkman said a beginning bad to bo made somewhere, and Frick was more prominent as the oppressor of the poor than any other capitalist in the country. Berkman declined to talk about his iden tity or to say whether he intended explod ing the dynamite cartridges he had in his mouth after the fashion of L'mzg. He had, he said, uo immediate intention of killing himself. ATTEMPTED POISONING. Statement That the Prick Family Had ii •-•-ii Given Poison. New York, July 23.— A Wheeling (W. Va.) special to the World says: Hubert V. Alexander, a Pittsburg frescoer who Is working here, last night*- received a letter from his sweetheart, who is employed as a domestic in the Prick household. .She said that within the last four days a desperate attempt had been made to poison the entire Frick household. Mrs. Frick and her in fant son were made dangerously sick, and tlie wife of Prick's coachman is In a dying condition. SCENE IN CONG ESS. Altercation Between Oaten nn-1 thn Rep resentative of the Knight*. Washington, July 23.— There was a lively scene this morning in the House, just beforo assembling, and John Devlin of the executive committee of the Knights of Labor came near getting a blow from Gen eral Oates, a one-armed Confederate veteran, and at present chairman of the special com mittee investigating the Homestead trouble and the Pinkerton system. The trouble crew out of criticisms made by Devlin on tne conduct of yesterday's examination of the Pinkertons and his insinuations that the adjournment of the committee taken to enable the members to vote on the deficiency appropriation bill had actually been taken to give the Pinkertons time to prime themselves with answers to the ques tions propounded by the Knights of Labor. His manner, as well as his words, offended General Oates, who told him that the committee had treated him and his asso ciates with extraordinary consideration, having given tiieir questions precedence over those of the committee, and that his criticism now was impertinent. More words followed and Oates told Devlin he might go to a warm plare. Devlin again charged that the committee had taken the recess at the instance of the Pinkertons. Oates retorted that Devlin was a liar. The two men were about to come to blows when members interposed. EXPRESSIONS OF REGRET. Members of Both Hounen of Cnngrcti Lumont th* Heed. Washington, July 23.— The Senators and Representatives seen this afternoon and evening expressed great regret at the shoot ing of Frick In Pittsburg to-day. feeling that it would have a bad effect on the cause of the men, whom many would hold charge able for the occurrence, in spite of the lad that the assabsiu was not connected with the order. .--TV* Chairman Oates of the Investigating com mittee said it was a deplorable occurrence, but it was not a great surprise to him, con sidering the agitated state of mind and con ditions existing between the Carnegie Com pany and the men at Homestead. It was a very serious situation there, and because of what he saw on his visit he was not greatly surprised when he heard of the shooting. __________^__ 0 posed to Indiscriminate Immigration. Pittsburg, July 23. —The National Con vention of Window-glass Workers passed « resolution giving notice to Congress that it will hold the dominant party of that body responsible if it passes the Stump immi gration b:il instead of the Stone bill, de claring the former in the interest of steam ships and railroads, which foster indiscrim inate immigration, and calling on all citi zens to make it an issue in the Congressional elections. SAX FRAXCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1892— SIXTEEN PAGES. THE BALANCE OF POWER. Gladstone's Position Dependent on the Irish Vote. Efforts of the Radicals to Control the Tolic} of the ioitTfliufnt-Prosp'-rts for Home-Hole Legislation. Special to Thk M.<kmku Cai.u New York, July 23.— Smalley's special cablegram from London says: What will Gladstone do with a majority dependent on the vote of the Irish members? That is a question which political sections are no discussing. The English and Scotch ra • cals have submitted some dining p grammes nud proposals for the consider^ tion of the Liberal chief. It is the kernel of all of them that a quarrel mast be picked with the House of Lords so that upon another appeal to the constituencies, which ls universally admitted as probable at an early day, home rule pure and simple will not be the only issue laid before the elec tors. How the quarrel shall be provoked is a matter of dispute among Mr. Gladstone's constituted advisers. Some, like Mr. La bouebere, would put home rule in the secondary place or altogether on the back seat, and would raise the issue over regis tration, one man ona vote, local option, or some other plank of the Newcastle flat form, for it is leared that the English elec tors will not march to the sound of the home rule drum alone. Others, like the radical meeting at Sir William Harcou-rt'a yester day, so lar realized Gladstone's personal earnestness about forcing on home rule that they are not suggest that it should be set aside la favor of anything else, but that other British measures of reform shall be run with i:, up Boneef which the final quarrel with the Lends may be provoked. Deßlgii of Hie .ml In. The chief design of these radicals, no doubt, is to prepare for the next election by enlarging the register, admitting more masses in their dealing with the promised home rule for Ireland. Gladstone, how ever, cannot adopt this course without a reckoning with the Irish members. Their acquiescence is absolutely necessary. Glad stone's promises about pressing forward homo rule cannot be abandoned without Irish assent. In the early days of the re cent election the Liberal leaders even indi cated that the London programme mu-t be wholly set aside tor home rule. More re cently he ha* talked about the necessity of reviewing the whole situation, and two days ago he a*> nelly spoke tenderly of the Liberal-Unionists, as though they were not beyond the pale of his friendship, if they gave him their votes. Bat tlie Irish members may not be con tent with this project. Certainly they do not care to see British reforms trotted for -ward in front of home rule. The Irish members may conclude that if home rule is relegated to a secondary place the proposed quarrel of the English radicals with the louse of Lords may end In a Gladstonlau victory at the next general election so complete that it will give him a majority independently of the Irish party, and tho home-rule bill which Will then follow will be less after Irish desires than if modeled as matters now stand under the iufluence of the controlling Irish vote. Home-Hole Mfiittrtl. The radical vote of to-day Is largely non conformist. It is not enthusiastic toward the Irish priesthood, and would gladly pre fer a home-rule measure containing severe restrictions equally. On the other hand the Irish members are not eager to have their home-rule dish seasoned by a non contormist flavoring, which will certainly bo the case li Gladstone's majority hereafter should be independent of the Irish vote. Hence the tactics of the English radicals in the last few days find no particular response among the Irish members. On th cou trary there seems to bo a disposition among the lri*»h to stand aloof altogether and de mand that Gladstone proceed according to his pledges. The Irish certainly will notcommit them selves till informed what Mr. Gladstone in tends proposing, ana are much too cute politicians to allow themselves to be Juggled by the English and Scotch radicals for the sake of British reforms. That Gladstone luily realizes his embarrassment was evinced by this week's speech, abounding in courtesies toward the Liberal-Unionists. He apparently thinks that as they do not have to keep their friends in oilico they may become more'liberal and may feel bound by self-interest and the safety of their own seats to support .me of those English re forms which would commence to command their sympathies lf there was no question of home rule. Vv- -. CHOLERA » I'll ISA DING. An Increased Mortality in Many Placei in Banta, St. Petersburg, July 23.— Cholera is in creasing at Saratoff. The death rate at Samara is higher. With fewer cases, there Is at Astrakhau a decrease in the mortality. July 19 t ere were 198 new cases and 57 deaths, agaiust 195 cases and 132 death* July 18. July 19 there were 57 new cases and 43 deaths "at Samara, against 75 new cases and .''.ii deaths July 18. At Saratoff there were 119 now cases and 57 deaths, ngainst SO new cases and 11 deaths on July 18. At Boston* there were 84 now cases and 31 death-. At Tsaritzin July IS there 89 new cases and 54 deaths, and at Azoff 40 new cases and 22 deaths. Advices from Saratoff are to theeffect that the town is garrisoned with troops for the purpose of suppressing disorders duo to the intense excitement in connection with the cholera epidemic. The epidemic continues to grow worse there. Disorders of a similar nature have oc curred in other cholera-infected places owing to the lower classes not understand ing the sanitary regulations, In two places hospitals have boen destroyed by mobs. Several passengers on a steamer having died of cholera, the captain refused to allow any one to laud here. The passengers re volted. The captain got word lo the shore and a launch filled with armed soldiers was sent out. The troops bred upon the muti neers and compelled the vessel to proceed.' Vienna, July 23.— According to roports THE FOOTMARKS OF MONOPOLY. in Austro- Polish papers a workman died of the plague at Baku, July '2. The doctors declared it a case of the plague, but the Governor denied it and forbade mention of the mat in the newspaper*. No preven tive measures were ordered by the authori ties. The plague spread and large numbers of the inhabitants havo since died. The disease cane from Meshed. Three years ago the hospital authorities at Jaroslav, on tio- Volga River, had pipes secretly con structed to convey hospital sewage Into the river just above where the town obtains its water supply aud the inhabitants of the town have been drinking poisoned water ever since. If a similar state of affairs ex ists at other towns this pollution may ex plain tho spreading of the cholera along the Volga. BRITISH POLITICS. Istone's Work Said to Ile Too Arduous. iln Xew Administration. London, July 23.— A Times' editorial says: "Mr. Gladstone will meet with no ob struction from the Government, but before be thinks of selecting a Cabinet he must consider whether he ought to undertake the duties of the Cabinet at all. It is Idle to pretend that he is not bowing signs of the increasing pressure of old age." The Times then proceeds to dilate upon the heavy work that will fall OB blur if he will Insist that ho himself sbaU defend every part of the home-rule bill In debate, and adds: "No Government ever relied on tha support of a contingent even remotely re sembling the character of the Irish factions, of which -ii members, according to the find ing of a special commissi! bad engaged In criminal conspiracy with revolutionary ob jects and who, for the sake of the pecuniary help they received from the Clttn-ua-Gael and other extreme Bhti-Engl-sb plotters lv Amen.'!, abstained from condemning the use ot dynamite." T. P. o*Co nor, writing in his paper, the Sunday Sun, gives a forecast of the new administration: Premier and First Lord xl the Treasury, William E. Gladstone; Chan cellor of the Exchequer, sir William Ver non Harcoitrt; I. rd President of the Coun cil, Earl Spencer; Chief Secretary for Ii eland, John Morley; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Karl of R .so bery; Secretary of War, Right IFn. Henry Campbell Banner man; Secretary for India, Earl of Ktm berley; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Earl of Aberdeen. O'Connor says: "The office of Lord Chan cellor has been offered to Lord Utrschell, but it is reported that Lord Coleridge is ready to take the Chancellorship and thus enable Sit Charles Russell to t*ike the Chief Justiceship, when llcrsrhell will take anon legal Cabinet office. Sir George Trevelvan will probably be the First Lord of the Ad miralty, Bight Hon. Henry 11. Fowler Homo Secretary, J. Bigby Attorney-Gen eral or Solicitor-General, Henry Labou chcre Postmaster • General, Bight Hon. Arthur W. Feel Speaker of the Commons and Herbert Gladstone Financial Secretary of tne Treasury." Edward Majorlbanks will have the office of ebiel ministerial whip if bo chooses. Sydney Buxton and Richard Knight Gaus ton are suro of (daces, the latter probably being made a baronet. O'Connor does not believe that Arnold Morley will be elevated to the peerage, but will probably take a higher place and eventually become Speaker. Referring to the Conservative assertion that the movement in fay. of postponing tho tioiiie-rule bill is gaming strength among the Radicals; O'Connor says he as sumes that the assertion is founded on the articles in seme Liberal organs, nnd adds: "I cannot' answer Liberals and Liberal journalists, but I can interpret the views of Irishmen, and the answer is thai it will not do. Home ruia must be the first and chief business of the new Government, Any faltering or postponement of home rule will compel the Irish party to oppose the Government." CAN Ati TOLLS. Canada Threatens to Retaliate Against Tax ing Her Vesssli. Ottawa, Out., July 23— It is reported on good authority that the Dominion Govern ment, in the event of President Harrison's enforcing the act imposing an equal tax on Canadian vessels passing through Sault Ste. Mar.* canal, will pass an order in council imposing a tax on American vessels passing through the Welland canal. This, it is de clared, will not be any more of an invasion of the treaty of Washington than threat ened American decree, as the United States Government, by the same treaty, agreed to secure for Canadians, on the same terms as American-, the use of the Sault Ste. Marie canal, at that time owned by the State of Michigan. Toronto, July 23.— Commenting nn the proposed retaliation measure of the United States Government against Canada in the matter of canals, the Toronto News, a Lib eral-Conservative newspaper, in an ed itorial headed "Give Blow for Blow," says it should be the policy of the Dominion Government to cultivate the most friendly relations with the United States. But it is good to understand that this is not to be brought about by lying down and allowing the Americans to walk over us. It is the duty ot our Government to return blow for blow. Thn Americans employed in this country should be dealt with as the Cana dian laborers are dealt with across the line. If the Americans want fi-ht, and nothing else will do, give them enough of it The Montreal Star prints an editorial couched in similar language. Seventeen Days Without Food. Bronx, July Three men buried a long time in a mine nt Giiin, Bohemia, have been rescued alive. They wero without food for 17 days, and when found were in a terribly emaciated condition. They were so weak that they were unable to rise. Elections in Manitoba. Winnipeg, July 23— The elections to day resulted in the return of the Green way government to power by a majority of seven over the opposition. The ouestion of na tional schools or separate schools was the great issue of the campaign, the victory be iug for the former. German Troops Crois ths Frontier. Paris, July 23.— The Nancy Journal pub lishes a report that 30 man soldiers re cently crossed the French frontier betweeu Tousscy and Avricourton, passing along the road leading to Chateau-Salins, and visiting a trench farm, where they stayed a long lime. According to tho same report a squadron of German cavalry crossed the frontier at the same point, aiihongh the boundary line is clearly marked by posts. STREAMS OP LAVA. The Eruptions of Mount Etna Increasing in Violrncu. Rome, July 23.— The eruptions of Mount Etna are increasing in v o!ence, and espe cially so on th- western side of the moun tain. Villages at the foot of the mountain are shaken almost continually by earth quake?, and the inhabitants pass hours dally in i raver in the opeu streets. The stream of lava approaching Nicolosl lost force last night, but this afternoon be gan flowing toward the town. The lava streams have already destroyed many mountain huts. King Humbert has sent 20,000 francs to be distributed among the people who hive lost their homes or have been driven from them by force. AFFAIRS IN GERMANY. fteeautiou.s Against the Plague— A Cabi nit Crisis Impending. 'Copyrighted, Ist 2, by the New Vest Associated Yt***. I Berlin, July 23.— The advance of the «f.o!era toward tlte Russian frontier ab sorbs the attention el the public to the ex clusion of nil other topics. Tno health of Berlin is fairly good, the only disturbing sign being some cases of cholerina, which is common at tins time of the year. Tho most rigid precautions are being taken by the Government. Advices from various Rus sian points afford but Utile hope that the epidemic will be stayed. The announce ment lroui St. Petersburg regarding the enforcement of sanitary regulations iv the stricken districts do not correspond with the facts as seen by the German physi cians, who report a dire lack of sanitation, miserable quarantine service aud bad ar rangement of the hospitals. The Bulgarian Government, with the ap proval of Germany and Austria, is preparing to protest against the Russian official con nivance In plots against Ferdinand. Bis marck will leave Kisslugen for homo on Monday next, and is looked for to open out to a speech at some of the rccept ons wh ich will be tendered him eu route. 'I be Munich Allcgemeine Zeltung prophesies the early dismissal of Caprivi and lne installment of Count yon Euleuberg in the chancellorship. A split set-ms Imminent in the Conserva tive party, as the extreme right's pro gramme is very distasteful to the moderates, In the event of a dis ruption tho extreme Conservatives are likely to coalesce with the centrists, while the free Conservatists will unite with the National Liberals, and on some questions with tho Freisiumges the Gov ernment will be placed in a fearful condition and the Chancellor probably be made to pny dearly for his relations with the clericals. , • _ Emperor William has ordered prayers in all the churches to-morrow for the happy accouchement of the Empress. In Septem ber be will go to Sweden and spend Some time with King Oscar in hunting elk. John Stum, an Alsatian, who lived 50 veais in America, recently returned here, and has been addressing meetings urging liis countrymen to emigrate. The Govern ment has suppressed tlio movement aud ex pelled Sturu. Barrett's American Tour. London, July 23.— Wilson Barrett will sail for America with his company October 19. After appearing in all the Eastern cities Ibe company will return to London and Barrett will proceed to San Francisco to fulfill an engagement at the Stock well The ater. Supported by the local company he will play all the old favorites and two new ones— an adaptation of "The Boudinau" and "My Pleasant Sins." -♦ An Officer Censured. Berlin, July 23.— The case of the steamer Trave of the North German Lloyd line, which recently collided with and cut ln two the ship Fred B. Taylor, has been tried. The court blamed First Officer Meissel of the Trave for driving his steamer too fast through the fog, but at the same time praised the sailorlike action of the officer when the collision was seen to he imminent. Short' Won ths Race. London, July 23.— The 24 hours' bi cycling contest opeued at the Heme Hill grounds at 8:05 o'clock last night. At the conclusion of the fourteenth hour F. W. Shortlaad had ridden 243 miles and 160 yards, beating the record by 1 hour and 53 minutes. Shortland beat the best previous bicycling record for 24 hours by 54 milt's to day. Patii's American Tour. London*, July 23.— Marcus Maver has concluded a contract, whereby Pa tti agrees to sing uuder his management in 40 concerts in America at $5000 a night, beginning in New York, November 10. She declares on this trip that she will sing in 17 American towns that she has never visited befoie, going as far west as Portland, Or. Italy's Silver Delegates. Rosin. July 23.— Signor Luzzatti, who held the oflice of Minister of the Treasury in the Bodlal Cabinet, and Signor Zeppa, an economic expert, have been offered the appointment as delegates to the Inter national silver conference. ;V V Arabs in Revolt. London, July 23.— The Arabs of Yangwe, on the upper Congo, have revolted ngainst the Congo Free State and cut off communi cation with Tanganyika. Scotland Won the Pri«3. London, July 23.— At the Bisley rifle meeting Scotland won the national challenge trophy with an aggregate score of lU'.'-.'. A Smuggler Captured. Quebec. July '.'3.— Bouchard, the smug gler,' has been captured by the militia and brought to tbis port. MUST PAY THEIR DEBTS. Senator Morgan Goes After the Pacific Railroads. Dill Proposed lo Establish Government Supervision Until the Debt Is r_id in Fall. Special to Tub MoßNi.va C.*r.r.. Washinoton, July 23— Senator Morgan of Alabama has resolved that the Union and Central Pacific railroads ought to be made to pay their debts due to the United State* Government. In the Senate to-day he introduced a bill providing for boards of directors for these respective railroads, to consist of 15 citizens of the United States, five to be elected by the stockholders of each of the said corporations, and having the qualifications now prescribed by law, and 10 directors to be appointed by the President of the United State?, to be se lected as far as may be from the leading commercial, industrial, professional arid ag ricultural classes, without reference to po litical affiliations, none of them to be stock holders or bondholders in any railroad com pany, canal or water transportation com pany, and not in any business as common carriers. The said 10 directors are to hold office for two year*, subject to removal by the Presi dent. These, together with the other five, shall constitute the board of directors with the same powers as now conferred upon the existing boards of directors of these roads. Each member shall receive from the com pany an annual salary of $10,000 besides his actual traveling expenses while necessa rily engaged in service relating to the road. The President may appoint the same per sons as directors of each of the said corpo rations, but without an increase of salary, and in this case the said corporations shall pay the salaries and traveling expenses in equal parts. Powers of the Directors. In addition to the powers now conferred by law upon the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railway directors, they are empow ered to contract with stockholders or bond holders or the creditors secured by mort gage of either of said corporations for a full and final settlement of the debts and out standing obligations of either of said roads, subject to rati fiest on by Congress, or, in like manner and subject to like ratification, they may contract with any persons or cor porations forthe sale or lease of either or any part of nil their property, rights aud interest of every kind, including their cor porate franchise; said corporations shall bo liable for and bound by the acts aud conduct of their respective boards of directors with out recourse against the United States on tho part of any persons who may have cause of complaint against either corpora tion. All laws in contravention of this are repealed. This act is to expire when all the debts due or to fall due to the United States from either corporation are fully paid up, or when the same are secured to the satis faction of Congress. Must fay the Debt. Senator Morgan said to Tin: Call cor respondent that it was a shame that the ("over i. ment should permit these roads to evade the payment of tln-ir just debts, and he proposed to see if he could not bring them to terms. He believes that a majority of the Senators will act with him. Senator Morgan has kept pretty well posted ou California railroads and transportation matters, and is fully aware of the way the Southern Pacific Company squeezes the San Francisco shippers, and how this company is enabled to stifle all competition by fair or foul means, and ho may have something to say to the Senate on this subject here after upon the information he has received. The Hydraulic Ml nine Bill. The Senate Committee on Mines and Mining held another meeting tins morning to consider Caminetti's hydraulic mining bill. No quorum was present, but the ex pression of sentiment of tlu.se present was favorable to some measure looking to the resumption of hydraulic mining in Cali fornia and the erection of works to restrain the debris from finding its way iuto the streams. It is not considered probable, however, that the bill will be reported this session, as the Senators of that committee think it a big question and one that should be considered very carefully. Senator Uate is likely to give the bill more trouble than any one else. Nitrite of the New Cruiser. Secretary Tracy to-day directed that the triple screw* cruiser No. 12, heretofore known as "the Pirate," be named Columbia. This is in recognition of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America, of the seat of our Government and the capital of the State of South Carolina. ■*.. Mitnley Ko-lKti-i tin Postmaster. Joseph 11. Mauley, having accepted a membership on the National Republican Executive Committe. has resigned his posi tion as postmaster at Augusta, Me., and Walter I). Sttuson has been nominated to succeed him. Pensions Granted. Pensions have been granted as follows: California: Henry S. Cogswell, Cyrus N. Brazier, Alvin L. Pounstone, James C. Per ham. Amos Vanzaudt, George F. Hogle, Richard c. While. Reissue— Samuel Tag gart, Mary E. Thomas, Elizabeth B. Dexter. Capital Note*. The Land Commissioner's decision has boen nflirmed in the case of Frank 1). Decker vs. William D. Crichton in the Stock ton district of California. Dr. John Ransom has been appointed a member of the Board of Pension Examining Surgeons at San Luis Obispo, Cal. COIN ESS. 1111 SENATE. Bill Introduced I" lac the Pacific Kall- mad* Under Government Control. Washington, July 23— A debate involv ing the question of specific contracts pay able in gold was precipitated to-day in an unexpected manner, and continued unii It was crowded out by the anti-option bill. Just before adjournment on Friday unani mous consent was given to have the House bill in regard to judgments in the United States courts taken up and acted on during the morning hour to-day. The fact was over looked that on a previous occasion the bill had been before the Senate, and the amend ment offered to it by Teller was still pend ing, making such judgments payable in legal-tender money, even although the con tract stipulated for payment in gold. The amendment was strenuously opposed by Sherman and Higgins and advocated by Palmer, Morgan and Turpio. When the morning hour expired the bill and the amendment went over without action. The anti-option bill occupied the atten tion of the Senate during tha rest of the afternoon, Ilansbrough making an argu ment in favor of it aud Hiscock iv opposi tion. The bill is to be taken up Monday, when George will make an argument in its support. Remonstrances against its passage were presented by Gallon from Spring field and Rock Island, 111., signed by bankers, merchants, business men and farmers and by Davis from b.iukers and business men of Minneapolis. Sherman introduced a bill for the crea tion of a tribunal on international rela tions. Referred. Morgan introduced a bill to provide for the Government control of the Union and Central Pacific Railroad companies until the debts due to the Government bad been paid or secured. Referred to the select Committee on Pacific Roads. A resolution was olfered by Sherman in structing the Committee on Foreign R la tions to continue its investigations as to the Nicaragua Canal Company. Agreed to. Frye from tho Committee on Commerce reported a bill appropriating $250,000 for the construction of a ship canal to connect the waters of lakes Union and Washington with Puget Sound/and $200,000 for facilitat ing transportation between Lake Washing ton and Puget Sound. Placed ou the cal endar. The Senate then adjourned. THE HOUSE. Senate Am«D*lm->iiti to thn General De ficiency Bill Kejpcted. The House to-day non-concurred In the Senate amendments to the general deficiency bill, with one exception, this being the appropriation of $487,000 for the payment of Indian depredation claim?. A resolution was adopted asking the Presi dent for information as to the regulations in force concerning the transportation of merchandise in bond through Canada, etc. The House then adjourned. EIGHT MEN KILLED. Terrible Disaster in a Pennsylvania Coal Mine. PoTTSVIiXE, Pa., July 23.— A frightful explosion occurred in the York Farm colliery to-day, by which eight men are known to have Leon killed outright, and it is feared three more are dead. The killed as far as known now are: John Harrison, Thomas Jones, Harry Jones, William Webman, James Hartzel, George Bride, Herman Werner and Anthony Gutzchla»age. The injured are: Henry Madara, Thomas Landas, Anthony Stock and Edward Cur ran. Stock died this evening, and the others are in a critical condition. The explosion was caused by the gas feeder being broken into and ignited by a lamp. The cxi losion was terrific and com pletely closed the gangway, shutting in a number of men besides those knowu to be killed. •The tunnel and gangways in different directions were filled up with debris and It will take many days to clear it aw ay. The workmen in different parts of the mine say the noise and force of the explosion was ter rible; men who were 500 yards away were thrown to the ground. As soon as au en trance could be made to the mine a rescu ing party set to work. The first persons brought to the surface were the injured, preparation- for whose care had been made. The body of Thomas Jones of Minersville was brought to the surface at 5:30 o'clock, and it is expected that his companions, II r risoa aud Harizel, will be reached in a few hours. Henry Madara, another of the injured, died this evening. DROUGHT IX MEXICO. Much Suffering Caused in Northern Piov- inc?s by Lack of Rain. Eagle Pass. Tex., July Northern Mexico is again confronted with a total crop failure. The summer rains, with which iate crops might be harvested, have not come. In spots there have been good rain falls, both In Durango, Coahulla, Chihua hua and Neuvo Leon, but they have been isolated and Insufficient. Four years of consecutive crop failures is something un precedented even In droughty Mexico, aud a large number of the inhabitants are con fronted with grave conditions. Farms in the best parts of Mexico are idle, and lab ers are working on new roads in Mexico at &> ceuts a day. equal to 34 cents of Ameri can money. Cora, their principal article of diet, costs 42 cents a peck. Many have iarge families, ani they are considered for tunate to secure employment at any price. The same conditions prevail in counties of Texas on this side of the Bio Grande. SILLING TOOLS. A Clash Between Chicago Officers and the Garfield Racing People. Chicago, July 23.— Judge Horton of the Circuit Curt to-day dissolved the injunc tion restraining the city from interfering with the selling of pools at Garfield race track on the ground that such pool-selling is gambling and is forbidden by the State law. The Mayor has forbade the issuing of a license to the association and the Chief of Polico announces that he will sup press all pool-selling. The managers an nounce, nevertheless, that they will open the summer meeting on Monday, and that admission will be free. SMUGGLED DIAMONDS SEIZED. A Well-Known Importer Arrested on Arrival From Europe. New Yokk, July 23.— Much secrecy is manifested over an arrest and the seizures of smuggled diamonds made to-day by the Custom-house authorities on the arrival of the steamer Fuerst Bismarck. The prisoner is r well-known importer of this c ty and Chicago, and is said to be a director of several city banks. He was a first-class cabin p-*s-tniger on the Fuerst Bismarck, and the officers found nearly 910.000 worth of diamonds iv his possession, He was re leased on bail. Thieving Railroad Employes. Kansas City, July 23 —Detectives are at work on the suspected conspiracy be tween the conductors and train ageuts.and it is now believed that the cousoiracy extends to each and every road leading out of this city. While it is impossible yet to get any thing definite, enough is learned to make it certain that within a few days there will be a number of arrests made. •• An Answ-r ia the Graves Cas?. Denver, July 23.— The State to-day, through Attorney-General Babb, filed with the Supremo Court it* brief in reply to the case of Dr. Graves, convicted of poisoning Mrs. Barnaby. Attorney-General Babb de nies all the allegations of the defense, and asserts that Jud_o Rising's rulings and in structions, as well as the records of the trial, are free from error. A Savage Butcher Fatally Shot. Dubuque. lowa, July 23.— A butcher named Snyder terrorized his neighborhood to-night by attacking everybody with a butcher knife. Policeman Sicgrist at tempted to quiet him, and in turn was at tacked by the di ink-era man. The offi cer then shot Snyder through the heart, killing him instantly. appealed to the United States Courts. Nashville. Term., July 23.— H. Clay King, the Memphis lawyer, who has been sentenced to hang, filed In the United States Circuit Court to-day a petitiou for a writ of habeas corpus, on the ground that he has not been tried according to the forms of the law. Alice Mitchell Insane. Memphis, July 23. —1n the Alice Mitchell case to-day Dr. F. L. Sim, a celebrated specialist on nervous diseases, testified at length. He considered Alice Mitchell in sane, and believed that It was hereditary in her family. A Fever-Stricken Ship. New York, July 23.— steamer Rugla from Hamburg is detained at quarantine owing to the presence of typhus fever among tho passengers. Buckley at the German Bathi. Berlin, July 23— Chris Buckley of San Francisco is among the visitors who have gone to the Carlsbad baths from Berlin. PRICE FIVE oSSfs. THE SANTA FE COMING. A High Official of the Road Aolhoritj for the Statement. MOOT WAS RAISED 0 EUROPE. At Last There Is Revealed the Significance of thl fieccut Visit of IBM MdPul to San Francisco. Special to The Morning Call. ash i. voto -v, July 23.— Direct from * high Santa Fe official to-day Tue Call cor respondent is enabled to state as a fact that within a few months the Santa Fe will build a line into San Francisco. The road will run in as straight a course as possible to connect with the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad near or at Mojave. President Manvel secured the money to build the road ou his receut trip to Europe. The Santa Fe official intimated to Tub Call corre spondent also that the Santa Fa would build a road north from Sau Francisco to connect with the Northern Pacific. A gentleman thoroughly posted In rail road matters, to whom the above dispatch was shown last night, said : "It would seem from your dispatch, and I have reason to believe there is a great deal of truth In it, that there was vastly more in the recent visit of President Manvel to San Francisco than has yet been permitted to appear. Why the Santa Fe has for so long boen content to stop at Mojave, reaching San Fran cisco over the tracks of its great rival, Is a mystery easy of solution. The Santa Fe had but just reached Mojave when the Southern California boom drew the at tention of the Boston management as an excellent business prospect, and there fol lowed an era of "building railroads for fun" that was disastrous to the company, although, as it has proven, being an excel lent thing for that section of the country, and promising eventually rich returns to the great corporation. Then came a succes sion of bad harvests in Kansas, where the Santa Fe is in absolute control of the local trad?, and the great system went as near to ruin as a railroad ever does that weathers the storm. There was no money to build to San Francisco then, there was scarcely money enough for operating expenses. "The Manvel management came lo under the reign of Kidder, Peabody & Co., and while the finances of the system were put in better shape, Santa Fe stockholders had been too badly bitten to make California in vestments palatable, and Manvel saw that the opening here could wait— meanwhile acquiring the Colorado Midland and St. Louis and San Francisco roads, strengthen ing his eastern postion, and getting an en trance into Salt Lake. ."The time has come now, and it may be anticipated that a brief period will see the track of the Santa Fe stretching toward Sau Francisco from tlio south, and from San Francisco to the uorth. Certainly the present activity in railroad matters about the bay, the upheaval visible upon the sur face, has beneath it some force more potent even than the desire of Sau Franciscans for a competing railroad. "The recent transfer of the North Pacifio Coast road, the talk about a change of ownership of the Donahue line, the evident desire of somebody hostile to the Southern Pacific for ferry privileges from Oakland, and above all the activity noted from time to time along the San Joaquin Valley, are ail portents of the times, •It is of course impossible to conjecture what course would bo taken by the Santa Fe in building northward from' San Fran cisco, although presumably a road on that line would head for Portland aad the sound cities as directly as might be. "For the extension from Mojive the war is clearer. The Santa Pc fathered the Wil bur line once upon a time, and that is still the most direct routo from the linn of tha Atlantic and Pacific to the bay. Leaving the uiaiu line at Kramer, a few miles west of Mojave, the line would cross the South ern Pacific south of the present point, of junction and run a little north of west to tha Tejon Pass. Through this, by a grade much easier than the Southern Pacific gets into Mojave, the road would enter Bakers field, and, running thence uothe west side of the San Joaquin, parallel the Southern Pacific northward through the mo<t fertile portion of the valley to Martinez, with a branch to Fresno on the way north, and tapping the raisin belt. The bay shore would be struck at Martinez, where, as is well known, the Santa Fe long ago acquired land for terminal purposes. From Mar tinez to Oakland the exteusion might or might not be made. Of course, it' must come eventually, but much would depend upon whether the town had recovered pos session of the water front by the tlin6 the new road was ready to come in." Grasshoppers in Arizona. Pikexix. Ariz., July 23— Grasshoppers have destroyed the corn crop and vegetation of all kinds in Williamson Vallej*, 16 miles northwest of Preseott. They came in swarms, as they did in Kansas in 1576". One of Howell's Gang. Willows, July 23.— A. S. 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