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VOLUME LXXII— NO. 56.
PLANNED BY ANARCHISTS. Arrests of Several Alleged Accomplices of Assassin Bergman. ETIDMCE OF A PLOT DISCOVERED. ill quiet at the Homestead Bills — Hundred lon-Union Men Taken to the Works. Frick Will Recover. Special to The Mobnino Call. FnrsnrßG. July 25.— The situation here and at Homestead has been perfectly quiet to-day. All parties have settled down to the fact that it will be a long siege, and are preparing to wait it out. Secretary Lovejoy announces that the company is in no hurry to start the mills here, and will devote attention lirst to Home stead. The westbound fast mail on the Penn sylvania road brought 200 non-union men lor the Homestead uiiilß from Philadelphia, New York and Boston. They will be taken to the mills this afternoon. They are said to be skilled iron and steel workers. ItELKASED OX BAIL. Th« Leaden of the Workmen Not Charged With Murder. Pittsbukg, July 25.— Hugh O'Donnell, Bueh Ro*s, Martin Fay aud Peter Allen, leaders in the Homestead strike, were re leased on ball this morning. Judge Magee held that the men were not actively en- Caged in tie riot, but were probably guilty of murder in the second degree for not try ing to £top it. Next to me assault itself" the subject most talked about Is what effect the attempted assassination will have on the strike. It is the opinion of persons only casually Inter ested in the labor troubles that it is the final blow that will kill the strikers' cause. Where public sympathy for the firm in the fight may have been wanting, this shooting will be likely to arouse it. In his enforced absence from duty Mr. Frick will be repre sented by the vice-chairman. As the result of the snooting of Frick eight foremen left the mill to-day and also a number of tne new men in the mechani cal department. They said that tliev had been told by the amalgamated men; that they better quit, and tlirouah fear of being shot they ad done so. The amalgamated people indignantly deny that they threat ened the foremen. BERGMAN'S HISTORY. Be Wai Known m« a Radical Anarchlat at N«-w il*Teu, Conn. Prrr?BrrG, July 25.— Alexander Berg man, who attempted to assassinate Frick Saturday, workrd in New Haven, Conn., three years ago as a compositor. He was known ssa radical anarchist and lived with a woman of the same stripe, who afterward left him. Th« feeling is growing here that Bereman wa« not alone in bis work ; that thp attempt to assassinate Mr. Fiick was the res plot, and t hut Bergman wasch sen aud sent here to do tie work. An investigation has been started on this particular line. Bergman, when told this morning that frick would recover, sail: "Weil, I'm »'orry for that." Bergman says he «a« born at St. Petersbure, Russia, and educated at one of the leading colleges there. When told that the people considered his act most cowardly and that he had no sympathizers he replied: "I know the people will be with me and I am sorry 1 made a bad job of It. lam wiiiiug to 6uffer the consequences." Bergman declared he had no confederates. Heasted fornewepr.persand said he. wanted to see what they said about him. THE ASSASSIN'S ACCOMPLICES. 6«T«ral Arrant* Mrnic of Fcrioni Ac- qnalnt«il Ullh l'.rr£mac. PiTTSBvr.G, July 25.— Sx informations were filed against Alexander Bergman to night by Secretary Lovejoy of the Carnegia Company, chargiug a felonious assault en Frick and Leishman. and entering the build ing for the purpose of committing the as sault. If Bergman pets the limit of the law on these informations he will get 33 years in prison. Rumors are in circulation that some anarchists have come here from Chi cago and nn attempt will be ma le to pass dyuamite into the prisoner. The auto however, take little stock in tbe story, but will take due precaution. This afternoon detectives arrested Casper Knold, a wortiuan at Taylor & Dean's wire mill, on the ebarga of being an accomplice of Bergman. Knold says Bergman came to nirii July 14 with a letter of introduction fr ■ Herr Most He staved with Kuold until last Thursday. Friday Knold met him uptown and pointed out tbe Carnegie office to I. im. Kuold claims to have de stroyed Herr Mogt's letter. Paol Eckert, who rents rooms to Knoid and his wife, was also arrested, but was soon afterward released. The fact that Bergman presented a letter from Most substantiates the iatter's claim that he is acquainted with the prisoner, and reflects upon the veracity of Bergman, wiio asserted last night that he never met Most. Other arrests are looked for soon. A man whose name the police refuse to give was arrested this afternoon as an ac complice of Bergman, the would-be assassin of Frick. The police authorities are convinced to night that the attempted assassination of Frick was an anarchistic plot that may be as great in scope as that for which Spies and his companions were hanged. They have the names of a number of persons in New York, Long Branch, Iloboken and other places whom they think are Impli cated, and telegrams have been sent to have them arrested. A number of arrests will probably be made her« to-morrow. Later in the evening the police searched Knold's bouse and discovered a large amount of anarchistic literature; some of the most incendiary description. Among the stuff captured were letters from anarch ists in Chicago. New Y>rk, Hoboken and oti.T places. Knold admitted that he had received letters from Herr Most concerning Beremau. Most told him Bergman was a baa man. Hubert Sturlula. who was arrested at Soho for expressing an intention of killing Carnegie, has been turned over to the Charities Bureau as a harmless lunatic. New Yoi:k, July 25.— Chief of Police O'lJara of lMtsburg called at headquarters this forenoon and was closeted some time with Chief Inspector Steers In regard to the attempted a%bassination of Frick. City detectives are hard at work on the case. TO PROSECUTE BTKEATOK. An Indlffrmnt Proteil Acaiimt the I'nnlth- irn-ni of Private 1 <n>*. New Yoi:k. July 25.— Charles C. Bur goyue, a well-known law printer, to-day telegiaphed Lieutenant-Colonel Streator. commanding the Tenth Pennsylvania Regi ment at Hone-stead, declaring that his treatment of Private lams, as told in the dl6[tatches yesterday, is a crime only paralleled bf the crimes of the mob. Bur goyne adds that his check for a good round sum is at the disposal of any Pennsylvania lawyer who will undertake to bring Streator to justice. 11" adds that there are many men in New York who are willing to "loosen their pnrse-striaga in order that such a monumental crime may not go un punished." FRICK IMPROVING. The Wonndrd Manager Will Probably Kfc»««r From Hi* Ii jut-Ira. PiTThUuiiG. July 25.— Frlek passed a com fortable Bight, sleeping well and feeling much better this morning. His physicians fear no direct danger from his wounds and are confident he will recover. The patient is resting easily this after noon and hopes of his recovery are very bright. The only thing feared is the warm weather. Prick Is Very cheerful and dic tated answers to many messages o[ sym pathy. At midnight Frick's condition was un changed, lie was Buffering some pain, but bis physicians are hopeful of .his early re covery. Mrs. Frick is much improved. Cnrni>i;ie'* Courie Cotidf-mntfi. London, July 25.— Andrew Carnegie is at Bannoch Lodge, 35 miles from a telegraph office, and it has been impossible to pet » statement from him in regard to Homestead The Morning Call. affairs or the shooting of Frick. lie refuses to answer telegrams or letters. There is much feeling against him here. A large meeting of lab >iers adopted resolutions strongly condemning Carnegie's course in the Homestead troubles, and expressed the hope tliat the workmen would contempt uously refuse any further philanthropic gifts from him. HOT WEATHER. The Torrid Wave Continues in Many Sec tions in the East. Chicago. July 25.— Six deaths from pros tration by heat Is the record for to-day in this city, bringing the total since Saturday night up to 14. tip to this evening at least 30 prostrations were reported to the police to-day and there were undoubtedly many more. After a sultry night the day opened with the thermometer at 80° shortly after sunrise, and from that the mercury rose to 94° this afternoon. What breeze there was was from the south and came like a blast from a furnace. The clamor of the ambu lance bells told the tale of the suffering. The hospitals were busy and many of those taken in to-day have a poor chance of re covery. The prolonged heated spell has had a had effect on people In poor health hnu those who are confined to the boose by Llness, and there has been a large increase in the death rate. New York, July 25.— The heat has been great here to-day, but the humidity ha* been the chief element of discomfort. From the State come advices of heat ranging up to 96 deg., with much suffering. Tne heat has continued intense in this vicinity all the evening and there ha-* been much suffering. From New England comes similar reports. In Burlington, N. J. t the mercury went up to 105 degrees and fac tories were compelled to close. LomsvnXß, Kv., July 25.— The temper ature yesterday touched 110 degs. There were nearly 100 prostration?, and many will, It is fenred t terminate fatally. Milan, Teuu., July 25. —The temperature reached 90 deg. yesterday. There were six cases of sunstroke iv the country, and many cattle are dyiug. CINCINNATI, July 25.— Yesterday and to day have teen intensely hot. The ther mometer at the weather bureau registered 94 deg. at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Three deaths from heat were reported, and half a dozen more cases from prostration have oc curred. The intense heat continue?, the mercury ranging from 82 at 7 a. m. to 96 degrees this evening. Eighteen cases of prostration are reported. Oue was fatal and trie others may die. St. Paul, July 25.— The weather con tinues extremely hot throughout the North west and Manitoba, but few fatalities are reported so far. It is believed rthat the effect of the heat on the crops will b* good. St. Louis, July 25.— thermometer ranged from **; to 102 degrees to-day. .Many slight oases of prostration occurred, but no fatalities so far are reported. Dubt.'que, lowa, July 25.— The beat to day was very oppressive^ the thermometer markinc 93 decrees. Many prostrations are reported, but no fatalities. UKTBOIT, Mich., July 25. — The hot weather continues without abatement and there Is no promise of relief until to-iuor row. Several prostrations are reported. Kansas City, July 25.— hot weather continues. The Signal Service thermom eter iv the coolest place In town to-day registered 91 degrees. On the streets relia ble thermometers registered 100 and 102. Two fatal cases of sunstroke occurred to day. Dayton-, Ohio. July 25.— The intense heat was relieved this evening by a shower. Many prostrations occurred. The mercury yesterday reached 104 aud to-day stood 100 until the rain came. Pittsbubg, July 25.— Pittsburg Is ex periencing a record-breaking spell of hot weather. Sunday was the hottest day in live years and -day the thermometer registered 96 degrees, two degrees hotter than yester day. M • few mill and factory hands at work suffered terribly. A larg* number ef prostrations are reported, but so far there have been no fatalities'. Washington, July 25.— This ha* been the hottest day of the season in this city. The thermometer registered 97 degrees at the signal station, but on tha streets the beat was terrific. Several thermometers in different parts of the rlty registered as nigh as 109 in the shade. A number of prostra tions are reported. STORMS IN THE EAST. Heavy Damages in Ffailadt-lpliia. by High Winds -Fatalities iv West Virginia. Philadelphia, July 25— Just before ncou to-day to terrific thunder and wind storm occurred in this MCttoo. It lasted less than an hour, but in that time It did $•200,000 worth of damage. It was most severe in the ucrthern p;tit of trie city. At Twt-n'.y-niuth and i'ork streets a row of 25 three-btory building* in course of construc tion were demolished. Tun storm ad vanced eastward over the city, leaving a wide swath of unroofed booses until it reached the rranulaeturiug districts of Ken sington and Richmond. Here its greatest fury was vented, a score of tali mill buildings being stripped of their roofs. The roof of the North Pennsylvania Rail way station at American and berks streets, was blown oil, and with it went over I'nj telegrapH wires. This badly crippled the telegraph service for hours. The roof of the Catholic Church of the Nativity was blown off. At Clearheid-street wharf the repair shop of the Philadelphia and Head ing road. 4'X) feet long and 70 feet wide, was completely demolished, the men having a nanow escape, six of them being painfully cv: and bruised by the flying debris. The this structure and contents will reach 150,000. in addition, nearly 50 dwelling-houses in the district were unroofed and partly de molished. The suburban sections of the city also suffered severely, three nulls and 15 dwellings being un roofed ntManayunk. Alter the storm was over trie mercury rose to 94 degree", the humidity be eessive. The heat was very oppressive. Notwithstanding it, however, there were but few prostration^. Wheeling; W. Va., July 25.— A severe storm which passed over this portion of the country last night was disastrous in results. In Marshall County, a few miles south of Wheeling, an entire family of nine persons are reported to have been swept away by a sudden Hoed following a cloudburst. The family consisted of William Doty and his wife, three children, Doty's father and mother, Mrs. Doty's mother nnd servant girl. The house was situated in a ravine, and was swept away by a torrent Not one of the sleeping occupants was left to tell the tale. The first known of the disaster wns the finding of the body of the servant-girl this morning in the yard of a neighbor some distance below. It in also reported that the bodies of Doty and his children have been found at the mouth or the creek, which empties into the Ohio River. Anotner bouse was swept away by the same torrent, but all the occupants are believed to have escaped. At Proctor, on the Ohio Kiver Ilailroad, a long trestle wa? washed out and a freight train wrecked, two of the crew being badly injured. At I'arkershure to-dny another storm played fiavoc arltfa the State eiiCamntneut of the militia. A stable on Shattuck's stock farm was strurk by lightning and several blooded horscH killed. ' M.VKi.ANij, Ohio, July 25.— X«w« of io- DSgbt'a itorm is eemlag in. At Uarbert/.n, near Akroti, In this Sute, |>nrt of the N,t tional .Sewer-pipe Coiupmy's great Dlant was blown down. James Peterson whs killed and others hurt. At Salineville lightning struck the house of John Qeotm, instantly killinjt his wife. At Kent considerable dam age was done by tho wind. In this city the danis^e by the bursting of sewers and wash outs in the streets UMMMtI to thousands vi dollar?. The heat t.-da.v was intenße and several persons were nrostraled. FIGHT AT A WKUDING. Several Persons Stabbed During a Row in the . Pennsylvania Coal District. - MArrONOY City, Pa., July 23.— John Lipskf, a young Inlander, was married yes terdy to alary Kolzovitcb. Among the ruests were Michael Felinskl and John and Peter Kolzovltch. brothers of the bride. All drank ircely, when a dispute arose and the quarrelers came to blows. Lipskl, passing through the room with his bride, stepped lorwurd to part the men, and the row be came general and knives and revolver* were used. One of the shots struck the bride and she fell to the floor and was trampled upon l>y the fighters. Mrs. Lipski and her brothers were very seriously wounded. Lipski was stabbed In many places and many others were cut. Twenty-seven want arrested,- several of whom bore ugly cuti. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1892— EIGHT PAGES. CERTAIN TO BE BUILT. There Is h DouM About the Coming of the Santa Fe. A BIT OF L\SIDE IffHIATfH. The Han Who Is Closest to President Samel Reveals the Intention of the Big Bos ton Corporation. Special to The Morning Call. Washington*, July 25.— Several months ago The Cam. correspondent here was given an intimation that President Alanvel of the Santa Fe Railway Company, upon his return from Europe, would take a trip to California and look over the ground with a view of extending the Santa Fe line into San Francisco. The Call's informant was a prominent Santa Fe official. Very soon after this President Manval confirmed the story in part by his visit to San Francisco and other points in Cali fornia. Trie same Santa Fe official, who stands closer to President Manvel than any other of the officers connected with that -road, has been here for several week* past, dur ing which time he has been at the Laud Department a good deal, and upon inquiry the correspondent was told that he had ■peat considerable time in looking up plats of the California laud surveys. The mine Santa Fe man was in Tin: Call's Wash ington office several nights ago. Observing a large map of California hanging on the wall he examined it closely, finally inquir ing, "If you were goini* to build a road through the length of California what points would you want to touch?" Upon being pressed for an answer to the question "Dues the Santa Fe intend to build its own road into San Francisco?" this gentleman finally said, "Yes, it does in tend to." "19 there no doubt of it?" "None in the least," said he. "How soon will it be done?" "That cannot be answered definitely, but the beginning of wurk will not be many months distant.'' Having given this much information the Santa Fe man became reticent, saying that he might have talked too much already. He asked not to be quoted, and promised that he would at the proper time furnish sumo details for publication. Agnlnat the World's Pair. Holman's motion in the House to-day Is regarded by friends of the World's Fair as the beginning of an attack all along the line against the 55,000,000 appropriation. They are indignant nud declare that if the appro priation is filibustered against they will re«ort to the same course. Then if the deficiency and sundry civil bills fail, they say. Holmau and his followers will be re sponsible. Campalcu Committee Selected. By instructions of the executive commit tee of the Republican National Congres sional Committee Senator lliggin*, the chairman, to-day appointed the following committee, who, In conjunction with the chairman, will manage the coming cam paign as far as Congressional contest! are concerned: John \. Caldwell of Ohio, Binder Herman of Oregon, John C. Honk of Tennessee aud H. P. Cneatnatn of North Carolina. Ihc Supreme Court Appointment. The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, with two Republican* and four Democrats present, decided to report the nomination (if George Shiras to be Asso ciate Justice of tin- United States Supreme Court to the Senate without recommenda tion. The fact that the Democrats allowed the report to be made in this shape encour ae«.-> his friends In the belief that there will be no factious opposition iv the Senate. Laud « ■«•■ iNiM, In the case of Joshua Fonks vs. Juan Beiardo, involving a homestead entry in the San Francisco district, the Commissioners decision was affirmed. In the ca«e of John W. Boulder v«. Remingo Garcia, in volving a timber culture entry in the Visalia district, the Commissioner's decision was affirmed.' I'o«t>>fflr«>t and Pension*. Mary A. Cory ha« been appointed Post mistress at Otey's Ranch, Si&kiyou County, Cal., vi c Mary I. Otey, resigned. Pensions have been granted as follow*: California: Original — Georce B. Me- Daniel*. Henry Robespierre, Daniel Con nelly. Invalid— Peter Dumphree. Nayy — Thomas G. Me Fee. Widows— Mary Simp son, Rebecca Douglas. Capital Note.. The United States steamer Kearsargß will be sent to Honduras to look after American interests iv the event of any further trouble there. 'ihe Treasury Department t-i-diypir chascd 170.(wi) ounces of silver at .B*so. No further offers will be considered until Au gust 1. CONG . J lil SKNATE. The Anti-Option Kill and the Sundry ClTll I><-Ji< i«nr y liidr r 1> W< iimlmi . \\ amiim.ii'.v, July Hk— ln the Senate this BAonlsg Vett introduced a joint reso lution authorizing the President to offer to Great Britain, Germany and France, as ati iuducetnent to enter a national agreement for the free coinage of silver, a reduction of B i er cent in the tariff on textiles, hard ware, earthenware and glass. The resolu tion was laid on the table. Ihe anti-option bill was taken up and George add re-Red tlm Senate. He said the New Orleans and New York cotton exchanges were composed of men who did not raise cotton, consume or even handle it, and characterized their dealing* as gambling. George yielded the floor temporarily and Allison presented the conference report on the sundry civil deficiency bill. Allison ex plained the report, saying that outside of the provisions about tho World's Fair ouly one matter was left open— the provisions inserted by the. House prohibiting the em ployment of Pinkertons. The report was agreed to and a further conference asked. Pettijrrew introduced a Joint resolution, which was referred, authorizing foreign ex hibitors at the World's Fair to bring to this country foreign laborers to work on their exhibits. George then resumed his argument on the anti-option bill, and closed with an appeal in favor of his own substitute. Wolcott submitted a motion, which went oyor, to refer the bill to the Committee on Finance with instructions to report at the next session some measure looking to the relief sought for. Ilunton favored George's substitute, but expressed himself willing to solve in favor of the producer his doubt as to the constitu tionality of the pending bill and vote for It. Coke obtained the Boor, and Allison then moved to lay Wolcott's motion on the, table, but after a brief discussion withdrew it. The Senate then on motion of Sherman went into executive session, after which it adjourned. mi. HOUSE. Report on the Kauui In ▼«all c «tloii —An Objection From Holtnan. In the House this morning Wheeler of Michigan called up the report of the Pen sion Investigation Committee. Little of New York spoke in advocacy of the majority resolution, which gives it as the judgment of the House that itaum should be removed. Llnd of Minnesota opposed It. Enloe of Tennessee spoke -in favor of the report. The debate, which was uninteresting, was interrupted by Sayers, who submitted a dis agreeing report on the general deficiency appropriation bill, and the report was* agreed to. Holman moved that the House recede from its amendment granting the widows or legal representatives of deceased members the balance of their salary. . Hayes of lowa moved to lav the motion on the table— lost. Then Hayes moved a reconsideration, and pending that ho moved an adjournment; pending which Juiloo moved a recess until to-morrow, the object belnc to keep the legislative day in existence. No quorum voted, aud the House adjourned. Th«* Kaum report will have no special standing until the Rules Committee sets aside another day for Its consideration. BRITISH POLITICS. Gladstone Advised to Retire to the lions?; of Lords. London, July 25.— The Queen had In tended to leave for Balmoral on August 24, but all the court arrangements are in abey ance until after tho meeting of Parliament. It Is, however, settled that she is not to co to Scotland until the new Ministers have kissed her hand and receivd their seals of office. So the councils, on occasion of the change of government, will be held at Oa bome. Gladstone will have serious trouble with his radicals if he expects to he omnipotent, as he was In 18<>8, 1880 and 188& bat the left wing of his party intend at once to make him understand that the days of his dictatorship have parsed away. Last week QtadattNM did not communicate with any of his political absociat»-s, ami it it sap* i)n Neil that he intends to arrive at London with all of his ministerial and oth<-r ar rangenMtnta fully made, in which case he will very soon be informed that the old gait will not do under the present circum- ItaacfS "f the party, and that if he peis'-ts In having iiis own way the r:.Un!s will presently proceed to make things more clear in iii in. It in Gladstone's misfortune, in which he resemble* the Duke of Wellington during bis political career, that he lives surrounded I by toadies and parasite* who never venture to disagree with him. So he lias conceived an entirely erroneous Impression of his own IK)Mtlon and prospects. It ha-, perhaps, been too readily assumed that Gladstone* miscellaneous following will go to pieces directly the Parliameutary struirgle begins. That it contains all the elements of decay from the very start is plain to any one and; has been demonstrated over an! over again, I but it does not follow that the process of ■ decay will begin at ouce. There is always a tendency of cowering cohesion in political parties, conscious or their own weakness, and it 1* fairly safe to h^uniH that the squabbling will pot b "Kin to tell till the antagonistic fac tions have had time to gauge each other's strength, as wall as the strength of the opposition, indeed it is quite true that if Gladstone is compelled to follow his doc tor's advtoe of withdrawal from political activity, then there will be a break up such as ha-* not been known in the pie-en: gen eration. The separatist leaders and wire-puller* are nearly unanimous in urging Gladstone's retirement to the House of Lords directly he beeonips Prime Minister, and it ii now probable that he will take their advice. It Is the decided opinion of all tboso who have been behind the scenes during the last year that Gladstone is altogether un equal to the fatigues and man i worries and Irritations wheh even the nominal leadership nf the House ot Commons will involve. Under the present condition of the parties, if Gladstone consents to become Prime Minister aud leader of the House of Lord", then Sir William Bare Hit Is to lead the Common*, holding the Chancellor ship of the Exchequer. TIIIJ CUOLEKA. The Disease Decreasing in Paris and on the Volpa Odessa, July 25.— The mortality from cholera it diminishing on the L.ower Volga, but north of Tsaritzla it is spreading rap- Idly in towns and villages west of the river/ St. Petersbubo, July 25.— 1n Nijni-, Novgorod the cholera is confined to a few traveler-* f om th« infected districts. Paiiis. July 25.— The outbreak of cholera in Ibe suburbs continues to diminish. There were only two deaths yesterday. Paris, July 25. — A violent outbreak of a 1 disease supp sed to be cholera ir v md at the Lao* tic Asylum nt Bonneval, 75 miles southwest of Paris. Forty-two <■.» • - wet"'. reported, 20 being fatal. Dr. Brouardel de clares tiie disease merely cholerine. Advices from Astral state that the cholera is abating. Serir.us disturbances due to the outbreak of the disease occurred at Srednaiaach-Toubaonewd and other points, wbe <■ the inhabitants and emi grmits rebelled against the hnnitary meas ures.. Ci n-iderabla property w.i- destroyed and several person* were Kill"!]. London, July 28.— The St. Petersburg cortesioi d nt i.| the Tim*** ■< .\s: The nffirial bulletin announce* that 2012 cases of cholera and 13u2 denths occurred on the 21 st, L.d a d 231 in. M \1 1)1 1> HKK ( IIII.DivKV An Insane Mother Plun^.'i Three Children Headfirst in Boilin?- Water London, July 25.— A terrible :ra;«iy Is reported from Guhen, Baliysilroon, Cons* tv Roscommon, Ireland. A woman of the villHiiw having become lus.ine seized her threw children one after the Other and held them head > iwaward In a pot of boiling Water until they were dead. I he woman then attempted suicide in the same way and was so badly scalded that he will die. The Colnabrs Celebration. Madrid, July 25.— Twenty-four war ships have received order* t-> proceed to Jluelva to take part in the Columbus cele bration there, August 3. The fleet will comprise eight Sp mish vesFols, four Italian, two American, two French, two English, and one each from Holland, Portugal, Aus tria, Greece, Mexico and the Argentiue Ke publlc Husiian CroDs Umati»factory. St. PetEksbuko, July 23.— official crop report for June shows that the winter crops are in an unsatisfactory condition in the central, southwestern and southern provinces and portions of nrovincas which suffered In 18U1; this is duo to the Inade quate tainfali, while crous in the northern and northwestern provinces are impaired by excessive rain. The Waener F stiTal Haykeuth, Juiv 25.— A largo audience (fathered at the Wagner Theater to-day to hear "Die Mcistersinger." th« last In the first ger..'B of performance* for this year. The production was elaborate, and U.« audience wry enthusiastic. Many Ameri cana were present, including Mr. and Iff* Ellis Hughes of Portland, Or. Deacon Eefn»*d a Pardon. Nick. July 25. -Edward Parker Deacon, who was sentenced U> one year's imprison ment for the murder of M. Aboille, the al leged lover of his wife, was 10-dny Informed that his petition for pardofl had been re jertfd. It Is said that wh.-n his term of Im prisonment expires bo will be expelled from France. Corn Crop Threatened. Kanpah City, July 25.— The Star says: The important «iue»tion among the grain men Is whether Kansas is going to raise a corn crop. According to the present in formation it seems probable that the Stale can raise a crop if there are no hut winds this wi«ek and if rain fnlls within a tve.-lc. The situation is extremely critical. The temperature throughout the Mate yester day ranged from ( .»6 to <)H deg. in the shade and the winds were blowing. The situa tion to-day is similar and the signal service gives mi indication of a change before \\ ednesday. • Alice Mitchell'! Insanity- Memphis, Term., July . 25.— Dr. B. F. Turner lifted In tlie Alice Mitchell case to-day that he thought the prisoner Inher- I ted the Ram« mental derangement mani fested by her mother. She is undoubtedly Insane and tho killing was an act of insan ity. lie did not think the fact that a certain girl passionately loved another was an evi dence of insanity. Wanted to Be Car«d For. St. Louis, July 25.— Three hundred em ployes of the St. Louis Smelting Company struck to-day. Hitherto the company have taken care of men who became 111 in ita service, but it now demauds a certain sum Tik l ° Buro them> Thls caused the Thrown Over a Cliff. Wheeling, W. Va., July 25.— James Pilens, a prominent citizen, and his wife, mother-in-law and four children were thrown 76 feet over a cliff Into the Ohio River by a runaway horse to-night. Mrs. Pilens and one child were fatuity and tlie others badly injured. The American Federation of Labor at Denver, on recommendation of President Gomners, has declared a boycott on ltocbes let oluUiog. A DULL CONVENTION. Interest Centers in the Fight in the Second District. — ~ ____ DAVIS SEEMS TO LEAD JOHSSOJ. It Was an Uphill Fight, bat the Cabreras Han Ccr tainlj Cot's Into the Straggle With a Majority of the Delegates. Special to The Morning Cai.u r Sacramento, July 25.— Taken as a wholo it is safe to assert that there was never a more stupid convention hold in California. «r elsewhere for that matter, than the gathering here promises to be, an 1 If Sacra mento wore to douole up on Chicago con vention prices the money left in town would not pay for the fence aud sidewalk in front of Martin Kelly's new residence on Van 1 Ness avenue. * ' Iv the first plaaa the crowd Is about as big asa Salvation Army street gathering, and in the second place it is 'Just about as rich. Even at the Golden Eigl« Hotel, where the politicians most do congregate. Joe Bowers' bartenders are not worked hard enough to give them appetites, while the soda-fountain across the street does a land-office business. The example of General Cblpman— whisker?, by the way, have been trimmed to the quick and who is a lemonade fiend — may have had its weight, and this, perhaps, is why the intemperance is 60 limited. About the only real interesting fi^bt here, and the only qjie that is attracting general attention, is that between Davis aud John son In the Second District. Everything now seems to hinge on the result of the congressional convention, and every one is watching the fight with intense interest. At is looks to-night Davis has all the best of it, and unless the Fourth and Townsend etreet i >■• pie succeed in palling some of his delegate-* away from him he will knock the persimmon. The Calaveras man is a hustler of lui-tler«. and has made a plucky fhi'it in the face of odds that would have discouraged aa ordinary man. The Southern Pacific has fought him from first to last, and the ring or the eugme-bell has been beard for two months in every precinct in the district. In spite of this Davis has gone straight ahe:i<t and has succeeded in rounding up a majority of the votes in the convention. The only question now is can he hold them until the ballot is taken? It is dollars to dimes that he can, but there is no disputing the fact that Johnson's managers have been using money or attempting to do so. It is openly eharned to-night ttir.t Hart Cava najiii has been approaching certain dele gates with offers of c"Hi in exchange for votes.and one or two of Davis' most trusted friends claim to have succeeded in drawing the running Bart into making certain pecu liar overture?. That there is a sack of greater or less di mensions lying about somewhere there i* little doubt. It Is evidently not being used for Davis, and no one seems to know just "where it came from. The uoneral inures sion though is tlmt some o! the railroad peo ple could explain the beeming mystery if they would. In spite of all this Darts certainly has a majority of the (-.invention to-night, and some of Johnson's b*st friends concede that he will be defeated unless a great change occurs within the next IS hours. ll<l I..AST CAST. Johtnon la Drt|i«r.<te and Will (>o Down fighting Hani. j^ Sacramento, July 25.— One feature of the gteiit light is that while the Sacrameuto delegation is for Johusou the cittzeus of the county are against him almost to a man. It is strange. but true that not a man can be found outside of the delegation and one or two ot the lot ill bosses who will even go so far as to speak a kind word for him, but by the >nanipuUtion* of Frank Rhodes the County Committee numcii th« delegates and pledged thorn for Grove. That is why the people are angry. liesldes that, Johnson bas never been a popular man, and he has never been able to gel anything exc^gt through the machine. He has stood by the railroad ever since there was such a thing in Sacramento County, and has always done the biddiutf of the big monopoly. That id the great com plaint which has be*n made a^aiast him and which is now hurtiuu him. Johnson, however, is an ambitious man, and he realizes Hint this is his last chance. Defeat now would mean to him perpetual retirement, and this, those who know him realize, he i no! going to accept without making a groat effort. In other words, it is the last lijjht of a proud, ambitious man who has Staked his nil on the hazard of the die, and, like a desperate gambler, he will win if lie can. Hut can lie? Tub chauces an- against him, anil as a re sult Mr. de Young's little Mate will get its first real hard smash. It has been badly cracked already iv !.evernl places, but when the Second District gets through the chances are that Mik.' will liud a great hole knocked through hi* figures. lloi» openly opposed to Davis, and is making the nomination a part of his Senatorial fkhU If Johuson should happen to win, chalk down a mark for Alike, but it Davis carries off the prize it will be ■ little different. nOLKS IN TIIK SLATE. They Will Shortly liegln to Appear In All Directions. Kami mo, July 25.— Another fight which De Young ha- been mixing himself up in Is down In the Sixth Distiict, where ho has combined with Harrison Gray Otis to do up Harvey Lindley. Otis took off his coat and sal Bd in, but Barry (Mborue of the Los Angeles Express smashed him Into a corner, and Otis was counted out. The result is that Lindley will be nom inated at Santa Cruz on Friday and another hole will loom up in the De Young slate. The Kearny-streot publisher, in fact, seems to he getting it on ull sides, And while he looks cheerful he mast be. a little sad at heart, If be isn't. Jim oiuht to be. Down in the Third District his hand is again apparent, and ho is likely to set another smash there. The Senatorial boom has got mixed up in Hilborn's right for the nominati.in for Congress, but Hilborn is not a sure winner by any manner of means. In fact it looks as if ho was iv a fair way to meet defeat. As nearly as it can be sized up by a rank outsider the situation is about like this: Unborn, who has the De Yonnc-Hunling ton sympathy and incidentally their sup port, has not to exc-ed US votes on the first send-off, and more likely only 27. Waymire lias 18. Gibdon 3 and Whit ney th« remainder of the 72 or about 23 or 24. As It takes 37 to nominate, it Is hard to figure out the result. The chances are that Gibson's votes will no to \Va;iniin\ That will shove the Judge up a peg or two and give him a fresh grip on the situation. If he. can hold it lor three ballots he ought to win. Whirn»y doesn't line UUbnru and Unborn does' t like Whitney. Either would prefer Wnymire to the other and there you have it. V. hat la to be the outcome? It looks like Waymire, to a man up a tree, does it not? But then Reese Clark of Yolo, who dresses like a minister, but has a jaw like a pirate, is figuring around in the battle, and may have the seven votes of Yclo on the lirst ballot, and that might complicate the situa tion a Mule. Still that Is not the reason In all proaba billty that De Voting is trying to postpone the nomination for a week. When Mike pets through what will his slate look like? Would Mrs. Smith's Colonel Lander sug gest a simile? THE I I v I I <>l;M. It Will i:« Kftd by Juilk* Carpenter of Los Angeles. Sacuamknto, July 25.— Then comes the platform, General Chi pin m, who has been carefully trained for tho place of chairman by Mr. Mills, address Fourth and Townsend street?, will, when he takes his seat, look very wise, and when Dorn or some other patriot, moves the appointment of a com mittee on Dlatform and resolutions, will attempt to appear embarrassed. Ho will ask for time to consider this matter, and when he glances at his prngrammo will name Senator K. B. Carpenter of Los Angeles as chairman. The latter is a man of ability and a pleasant old gentleman,' but is nu attorney ot the railroad. The Senator will accept, and when he reads his platform, which was prepared at Fourth and Townsend streets, or in that vicinity. It will reiterate the previous dec larations of the Stockton convention, and will point with pride to the achievements of the Republican party. It will view with alarm the encroachments of the Democrat!-, and then, iv very mild terms, refer iudirectly to the advantages of a com peting overiand road. It will not amouut to very much, but Martin Kelly hopes that it will satisfy the voters. This is the slate, but it may not go through, although It looks now as if it would. SOME FIKTHEK DETAILS. Delegates Find it I other Too Warm fur ActlTft Work. Sacramento, July 25.— Delegates to tho State liepublican convention, which will be held to-morrow, began arriving to-day, but most of them will not be in until late to night or to-morrow morning. As a conse quence politics are rather quiet, although a number of candidates are ou the ground and are getting in some heavy work where they think it will do the most good. Warm weather makes hustling, even by expectant candidates, hard work, aud the delegates here seem content to sit in comfortable arm chairs In front of the Golden Eagle Hotel, which seems to be the political headquar ters. The ostensible purpose of the conven tion, to nominate Presidential electors, seems to have been overshadowed •>>• the contests in several districts for nominations for Congressmen. No one is particularly anxious to be nominated for the office of elector, but Congressional aspirants are more numerous than delegates. Iv the First District there are four men so far who have announced themselves as candidates for the Congressional nomina tion. They are: Mattock of Tehama, Carothers of Ukiah, Parkman of Sonoma and E. W. Davis of Sonoma. Of these Matlock is on the scene, and is working hard among the few delegates here. In the Second District there Is a pretty fight between Grove L. Johnson of Sacra mento mid John F. Davis of Calaveras. Both men are here, and both seem confident of victory. Outside of Sacramento County Davis apparently hah the strongest follow ing, and even in this city he bus many ad herent*. The Third District shows up with five candidates— G. A. Whitney, S. G. Hil born. Judge Gibson, J. A. Way ml re and Reese Clark, and they are all here looking after their interests. All seem confident, as candidates always are, and each thinks that he would gracefully rill a Congressional seat. Whitney claims to have 20 votes out of 37 necessary to nominate, and his caances are considered fair. In the Fourth District Harbor Commis sioner C. O. Alexander appears to have eveiythinc hi* own way, «s dtjes Cuugress maa Eugene V. Loud iv the Fifth, r l he Seventh District convention met at Ment-d to-day and nominated llnu. W. W. Bowers, and toe Sixth will meet later at banta < ruz. The sentimeut amona the Sixth IM&trict delegates appears to be that Hervey Lindley of Li s Angeles will secure the coveted honor, although Mayor ilaz.itd of the same city is still in the race. As before stnted, candidates for Presi dential electors are hard to find. Tho»e BOntlonod -o far nre lrioma* K. Bard of Ventuia aryl J^.seDh C. Can.pUell of San Ifrancisce for electora-at-large, and s. M. Stiortridge for elector from Ike Fourth Dis trict. General N. P. Chlpman of Red Bluff will be chairman of the convention and Judge Carpenter of Los Angeles is slated fur chairman of th« committee on platform. The convention will be called to order to morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Capi tol building, and after the temporary organ ization will probably adjourn until Wednes d iv mornini;. Unless something unforeseen happens the convention will have completed Its labor-* by Wednesday afternoon and the delegates Will be homeward bound. boWkrs NOMINATED. Th« San ])l«(xn Meets No Opposition in the Seventh. Hehced, July 25.— About 70 delegates were present at the congressional conven tion this morning, which was called to order by Judge Noam of Fresno. Thomas C. Flint of San Boa Its was chosen chairman by acclamation. Frank A. Miller of San Bernardino and P. Y. Baker of Kern wore made secretaries. Congressman Bowers was reuominittttd by acclamation amid great enthusiasm. The delegates left this afternoon lor the Sacramento Slate conven tion. A LARGE FIRE. Over a Million Dollars Loss at Bay City, Michigan. Bat City, Mich., July 25.— The greatest conflagration that ever visited Bay City started at 2 o'clock this afternoon, in the lumber manufacturing establishment of Miller «fc Turner, on the west side of Water street, at the foot of Twenty-ninth street. A brisk southwest wind fanned the flames into aroanogconllaeration, and swept them across Water street Into the settled district The east side of Water street was built up with stores, hotels, etc., nearly all wood, and they burned like tinder. The wind increased a* the flumes -progressed, and In an hour the tire consumed Miller & Turner's entire plant, comprising a sawmill, salt works, dry kilns and a large quantity of lumber. The flames also traveled three blocks eastward, cutting a swath two blocks wide. At this point tha oath broadened and b/ock alter block was swept over with astonish ing rapidity. Thousands of men, women and children rushed about engaged in re- ; innving furniture and other household ! effects. Every vehicle in the city adapted to the purpose was on the ground, and owners charted fabulous prices for their services At 5 o'clock thirty blocks had been burned over, while twenty more v ere sup plying fuel to the fire. Aid came r.rom sur rounding points and the firemen fought desperately, but with dozens of streams playing on the fire the flames swept on, licking up hou?e after house, until at 8 o'clock upward! f 300 dwellings had been destroyed, and the tire was still sweeping toward the eastern limits of the city. While the majority of the buildings burned be longed to working people, many tine resi dences have also been consumed. Two chinches, four hotels and about 40 stores of till kinds are among the o"iier places de stroyed. At 10 o'clock p. m. many imors are nflo:\t about the loss of life, If I as far as posi tively known only one death has occurred — a woman who was sick in a dwelling-house, which was a mass of flames before assist ance could reach her. It is also reported, but not confirmed, that two children were burned to death. Miller & Turner tost about 8150.000, mostly covered by Insur ance. The entire losses will aggregate up ward of $1,000,000, At midnight me fire was under control practically, but at this writing (1:30 A. M.) It is still burning in spots. Owing to the prevailing confusion and excitement it is impossible to procure any individual looses, but it is thought the total will reach $1,500,000. There is no confirmation of the rumors of the loss of life further than already told. The fire covered the territory from the river on Thirty-third street to McCormlck, north to Thirty-first street, east to Marsac. north to Thirtieth, east to Broadway, north to Fre mont, east- to Stantou, north a block and a half and west to the river. i iki in the: north. The Town of Oakesdale Almost Swept Oat of Existence. Oakesdale, Wash., July 25.— The most destructive fire that over visited Oakesda'.e broKe out this aftt-rnoon at 4 o'clock, and one-half of the business part of the town now lies in ashes. The fire started on the third floor of the International hotel and spread rapidly. There being no adequate means of pitting it out, but little could be done to cheek its progress. The hotel was in the middle of the block, and the lire spread both way*. Then th« build ings across the street caught fire from the intense heat. The east side of Main street was swept clear to the new brlcfc going up, nnd everything taken up to Union block. The loss will probably reach 370,000, with two-thirdi of the amount in sured. Cleveland on the Ta r iff. New Yokk, July '-'".— Commercial Advertiser prints with great prominence the statement from a prominent Cleveland man that .Cleveland will issue within the next. few weeks an Important letter on the tariff, which he did not discuss elaborately at t tie notification meeting, because ha had determined at that time to present his views on the question'to the party and tho public in a special letter. It is said this will be entirely separata from his formal letter of acceptance. FIVE THOUSAND ACRES. The Quantity of Good Rail road Land Forfeited. ■ ■ ■;*;■ ■ ■ ■■'-'■■-■■■ ■ -■■ ■■■■■■-- ■■■■:...-■ A TO RUSH TO A SEW MECCA. Hundreds Are Doomed to Most Bitter Disappointment. SA2TBEJITO IS A BEAUTIFUL COOTY. Bat That Part of It Jot Already Fenced In Is Mostly on Edge— City Men in the Country. Kpeclalto The Morning Call. Tres Visas, July 25.— Men la broad cloth aud men In jeans, women in silk and women In calico are making a Mecca of San lieu ito County. They are looking for tree land. In the hotel*, store? and in the railroad waiting-rooms the words most frequently read are: "Quarter sections," ''Locating on railroad land 9," "Taking up claims" and "Driving stakes." Those or The Call readers who would know the precise situation need but be told that there is land here, plenty of It, but good land is hard to get "free gratis fur no thin." As one gets closer and closer to the for feited railroad grant the acreage of avail able territory melts and melts until when one gets on the land itself one finds it re duced to a very small figure. It starts with 750,000 acres, and it gets down to 5000. From nil that I can learn, and I have talked with a good many San Benito people to-day, there is really not above 5000 acres of Government land in the old railroad grant that is worth anybody's while looking after. This is for the most part grazing land. It is a lovely country, that about San Beuito, but a good deal of it happens to be fenced in. The crowd of home-seekers who imagined that there was a great virgin field open for them here are not feeling well since they camel And yet they are looking about and hop ing to make a find. Some of them will doubtless secure good homes. The great majority will be disappointed. To tell the actual truth most of that 5000 acres is on the slant. It is up in the blue hills that look so pretty from the yellow valley. Those who go there to live will have little need of quinine, but they will have great need of sidehill shoes. They will be greatly advantaged in one respect— they will get a good deal of land to the acre. On the train coming down I saw a good many people from the city who talked freely of their prospects. Some of them had bundles of Sheehan's circulars. A few had a = hip blanks and others were accompanied by surveyors, who carried tripods and the things you put on top to squint through. "That Government land forfeited by the railr ad," said an old San Benito settler to me, "is mostly in the hills, but a few sharp fellows, who know how to look for it, are going to get hold of valuable pieces of valley land. Some of the foothill land is good, but you've got to grub off the chemise and chaparral before you can begin to plough, and that's not a very good outlook to begin with. •'Some of that land will raise good grapes, but '..here's no money in grapes down this way. '*. - "Some of it Is good for orchards, but it is not easy to cultivate. "After you had got 100 acres of It under cultivation, I don't think you could get uore than $5 to $10 an acre for it. "No. the outlook for the man who comes here for free land Is by no means good. A city man of inexperience had better stay away. lie will only waste liis time. •People who are used to looking for land and who can tell what it is good for after they have found it will stand some show. Others can do nothing.*' RANCHERS GETTING EXCITED. Harrying in Hot Hmt« to Make Their Ilomaa Secure. TBXB Pixos. July 23.— throwing open of the big railroad grant has caused much agitation amons.the San Benito County' ranchers, who contracted with ths Southern Pacific for the landson which they now live. The ranchers aro rushing Into Hollister to file applications for homesteads and the lawyers are raking in a good many small fees. The farmers are saved a trip to San Francisco by this means, but many of the more anxious ones are going there anyway to see that their deeds are not lost in the shuffle. Those who bought land from the railroad company and have seen its forfeiture to the Government are not worried where they understand the situation. The trepidation is among those who do not understand. In every case where a person has bought land from the railroad and it has been for feited to the Government that person has the prior right to file on the land, and if he is at all bright he will not lose it. ■ County Recorder Shaw is a busy man just now. 'I he application* are coming in upon him thick and fast. "I will not try to discourage homeseek ers»." lie said to mo this afternoon, "out there is very little good land that seems available for them under the homestead law in this county. Still it may be worth while for them to look about, ltdoes not cost much and some of them may strike it. It is likely that some tracts are fenced in which are really open to the homesteader, did he but know where to hunt for them. The trouble is that most persons coming here from the outside could not possibly find ranch land if they had ever so much time to hunt for it. If bucli land is to be had, it will bo secured by the shrewd, enterprising men who are used to hunting for land and know all about the trick of it. "Two young men went over into Browns Valley and found a small tract of good land on which they will file, and I have heard of other cases. It is certainly worth whiU for those who understand it to make a search, but they must be prepared for disappoint ments. While there may be good land to be bad for the mere locating, what is left after the Mexican grants and the possessions of prior claimants are taken out, is, 1 (ear, for the most part Bottling but hills, on which a man would hardly be able to make a living if he tuok up a whole section." A CONSEUVATItK OPINION. City Hen Ay Not the 9ort Who Can Lo- full- GoTcriiuirnt l.tinl. TuesPinos, July 25. — N. C. Shaw, aConrt (.'omiuissioner and oldtime resident, who haa been very busy making out applications for h uisteaders and IfftUlU the appli cants said ihis afternoon: "This rush of homesteaders is bound to be of temporary benefit to San Benlto County; but I doubt if it will result in any lasting good. Our most conservative citizens are afraid that the represen tation which has been made that there are gre.it tracts of land here to be bad for the askiog may prove damaging to Mm the end, as a county. It certainly doe* no good unless the class of people who are coining here are fully in formed of the character of the land, which. I fear, they are not. It is not of the best by any mean*, and some of it is very i>oor. A great deal of it has been or will be tiled upon by persons who are now in posses sion. N.imc or these persons have been on the laud lor years. Their claims must be PRICE FIVE CENTS. heard first, and what is left after that is done will bo nothing great, I assure v oa . If a man knew where to go up among tile hills and in tho little valleys, he might rind a de sirable tract here and there; but there have been so many ahead of the present land seekers that their chance is not very good If you are looking for grazing laud you can doubtless find unoccupied tracts; but you must remember that in every case you must have water, and water is often very hard to find up among the hills. it is different here from the San Joaquin and Sacra mento valleys, for they have the Sierra as a watershed, whereas the water shed of the San Benito County valley, tht» -i Tres Pinos and the San Benito, Is very small in comparison. There is good fruit land la the valleys of this country, but it has yet to be demonstrated that fruit can be grown to any advantage up in the hills." **. Both Shaw and Brings are very conserva tive men. If one wanted to quote boom authorities one could find plenty of them: but it is not worth while. A. D. Thompson, a rancher of Tres Pino* Valley, said: "I have been nil over this county and I think that the outsider who comes In here and follows in the beaten track will get no land. Those coming by way of Merced, Fresno ami Alcalde stand a much better chance than those coming in from the north. We get from the north the array of San Francisco invaders now pouring in, and they go along the stage roads lookins for free land. They sea fences and wheat-fields, but they see no un occupied territory of any value. Now, if they would go over into Panoche Valley or around the Vallecltas they might strike something. You will find very few going into Panoche Valley, but it is a rich country and there are a good many small streams there. It lies to the northeast of San Benito, but it is too much out of the way to suit me average homeseeker." REAPING A HARVEST. ■ It la the Man Who Deliberates Who Will Get There. Tm:s Pixos, July 25.— Livery stable keepers aud everybody who has a horse and buggy to hire are reaping a harvest from the land hunters. There is also an enterpris ing class of men who are showing home stead-seekers about and pocketing from §3 to $•"> a day for their trouble. The services of a good guide In land hunt ing here are indispensable. The man who thinks he can find free Government land in a county where he iias just set foot for the first time is a man with altogether too much confidence in himself. •■ Now, too, there is the city man who is satisfied that he has made a good location, but who does not know that his land is in a. Mexican grant. You see such men, they are generally from the city, ride In toward evening on sweaty broncos and scatter the dust from their clothes as they come into the hotel, trying to walk as though they were really quite comfortable. They look triumphant, but when they consult the map their faces got cluufly, al though they go at it again next day just as recklessly. Yes; San Benito County is full of them. It is the man from way back who goes out iv his covered wagon aud takes along "feed" for the "dosses" and a side of b;icoa for himself who is going to get the land. For he has plenty of time, takes it easy aud knows what he is doing. THE RUSTLERS 1 WAIL Banning Fight With Deputy Marshals— Cott of the Stockmen's Trial. Buffalo. Wyo., July 25. — Yesterday Deputy United States Marshals Hale and Smith, accompanied by Scouts Frank Ger oii'l and L'ttle Bat of Fort McKinney and Fort Robinson left Buffalo in the direction of Giilelte. At Stone Ranch they found Jack Long and a nun named Starr, whom they attempted. to arrest on suspicion of complicity in tho murder of Deputy United States Marshal George Well man. Long was captured, but Starr escaped after a running fight. At Suggs, on the return, Long's friends attempted a rescue and a fight ensued in which Long and others were wpuuded. The fi^ht was still in prog ress when the courier left, and the outcon»9 Is not known. Chkixnnk, Wyo., July 25.— That the stockmen who »t ru-d thecAlup.tlgQagaluil the "rustleis" iv Northern Wyoming by killing two men in Johnson County early in April will ever have a trial seems ex tremely doubtful. The prosecution wacts to puuish ouly about five of the 43 men, but cannot get at them without tryiag tLe entire party. The preliminary pro codings have required an outlay of $23.IMK](, and it is figured that to bring the cass to a termination it will cost $18,000 more. Johnson County's treasury U bare, and the county's efforts so far to raise cash have been without success. Thft belief of care ful people is that most of the lutruders have been sufficiently punished and th«t the pr ■secutiou will ba dropped within two weeks. AN ENGINEER'S CARELESSNESS. A Passenger Train Crashes Into a Crowded Platform at Chicasro. Chicago, July 25— A large, crowd of col ored people assembled at Grand Central depot this morning, bound for a picnic at Columbia Park. The platforms of the depot were jammed, when a swicch engine pulled in on the west track, having in tow a Baltimore and Ohio passenger train. The people on the platform say the engine was running 18 miles an hour. As the train ar> proached tho end of the track, which ter minated in front of the plmfonu. Engineer Williams applied thf* airbrakes to stop, but for some reason they rud no effect. He rtv vei.soa the eneine and tried to strp, but the momentum of tho heavy train behind hira carried him ahead. Tde train crashel through tlie bumper and into the platform, striking down a number of people. Great confusion ensued, aud some ol the colored men wanted to lynch Engineer Williams, but the police rescued him. 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