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CHANCES FOR HOME RULE. Conference Between Gladstone and tlic Irish Leaders. BILL TO BE PRESENTED \F\T TOTER. Tie Troubles of the Ameer of ifghanistan—Eng land to Assist Him to Re>ist Rus sian Aggressions. Ct>rirl:UtcJ, 1892. by the New York Associated Press. London'. Auc. s.— The conferences be tween the Irish leaders aud G'adit.me have resulted in such a degree of mutual con fidence as promise* greatly to expedite the advent of home rule In Ireland. Ttie ac ceptance by Jwhu Morley of the Chief Sec retaryship for Ireland was the point uuon which the chiefs cf the licCarthyite faction laid considerable stress. John Dillon to-tiay expressed the satisfac tion of the Irish party at Morley's appoint ment, lie would say nothing about Glad stone's home-rule bill, except that it was likely to be one that Parnell wouM have ac cepted, addiug that they would take noth ing less; that Ireland's representation must be as full as now. It is expected a bill will be introduced as soon as the House reas tembles in January, or early in February. When the House of Commons adjourned to-day 34t! members had been s\vi>r:i in. liardie, the Laboiite member, with oitenta tion, walked up the florr of the House with his cap on until called to order by the Speaker, when he reluctantly took "it off. lie has already acquired in the House the character of being of a pugnacious nature. The serious position of affairs in Afghan istan has decided the Indian Government to send General Sir Frederick Roberts at the head of a large detachment called »o escort, but really a small army, to meet the Ameer. The mission is to be accompanied by a po litical agent, and the main object is to ar range plans to strengthen ttie Ameer against internal feuds and Kussian advances. The Ameer wants money nnd new arms. Pri vate Simla advices indicate that srave mili tary eintrgene.es are impending. The Eng lishmen are so bu-*y instructing America how mobs of wrrkinguien should be dealt with that they overlook affairs here. Thousands of id iei s assembled to-day in e Leabrtdge road and proceeded to re move tue alleged obstructions erected bv the Loudon Water Work-* Comp.inv, and did other damage. The police made no attempt to interfere beyond taking the names of the leaders. ♦ HOUSE OF COMMON'S. Members of the New Parliament Talcing the Oath of Office. London-, Aug. s— The House of Com mons assembled at noon, proceeded to the House of Lords and participated la the ceremonies connected with the reading of tne C( mmission for a new Parliament. This ceremony ended, the members cf the House returned to their own quarters and the work of swearing ia members be gan. This will occupy several days. CKESI'O IS DEAD. Private Advices From Venezuela Confirm the Current Eumon. New York, Aug. s.— The Venezuelan Consnl-Grneral h«re received three letters to-day dated July 27 from members of his family at Caracas in which they say that the rumor is current there, which is gener ally believed, that General Crnspo, the rev olutionist, is dead and that General Mendoza is pursuing his forces in the interior. None of the letters say how or where Crespo met bis death. Peaceful EelatioDs With Morocco. London, Aug. s.— The Tangier corre spondent of the Times says: In an inter view to-day Sir Charles Evan Smith denied In toto the recent seusational reports issued by a news cjnpany in regard to the en counter between himself and the Sultan He says the frewell of the Sultan was of tne most cordial description, and that the diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Morocco have not been br ken, and the negotiations for a treaty are still pending. .-■ •"■ - — •* The Eoyal Yacht Club Eace. Cower, Aug. 5.— 1 he race for the Royal Yacht Club prize wa* won to-day by Lord Dunraven's yacht E-sperance. THE RUSSIAN PLAGUE. A Great Increase of the Disease in Some of the Provinces. London, Aug. 6.— The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Times says tuat the cholera continues to increase and spread in Kussia. On August 2 there were in Rostoff and Nakhitcheven districts 1150 new cases and 550 ileatiis. According to official bul letin there were on August 1 and 2 4107 case* and 2073 deaths. Paris, Aug. s —The public health has Improved in all the suburbs except Argen teuil, where 100 deaths occurred the vast week from choleraic diarrnea and typhoid fever. Mure thau 100 others are ill with the same disease. Must of the sufferers are emploveil in the lime quarries. >kw Yohk, Aug. s.— Tiie Mail ant Ex press speciai fnm Berlin says: Professor Brieger of this city, one of Professor Kuch's co-operators, and his assistant. Dr. Wassor min, have been making extremely interest ing experiments with the cholera bacilli. They cultivated these in the liquid ex tracted from tiie mammary glands of calves and this liquid was lnJ9eted into guinea pigs, cue injection each day. Alter four in jections the pig-* thus treated were found absolutely proof against contagion from the cholera bacilli, whereas bacilli of the dis ease upon being introduced into the sys tems cf animals not inoculated invariably *■ killed them in about fifteen hours. The experiment is not yet concludea and will be continued till the absolute truth of the theory is established. A bII'.IKL PENDING. Demands of the Telegraph Operators on the Union Pacific. Omaha. Aug. s.— Unless the demands of the telegraph operators of the Union Pa cific for iucreased wages are acceded to to day, it is probable a strike on that byatem will occur. Grand Chief Operator Ramsey, having failed to get a satisfactory arrange- Bieut with minor officials, has telegraphed President Clark at Mioshone Falls for a definite answer concerning the operators' demands. r l here are MO op raters on the system, besides, train-dispatchers, and nearly all are union men. Their original demand was for an increase of wages, aggregating lor the entire road $200,000 a year, but on representation that the road could not pay it the demand was scaled down to $."K> 0<)0 wliich Superintendent Dickinson said the road could not raise auy better than the suiu fi rst demanded. Chief Ramsey of the Order of Railway Telegraphers served a notice to-night on tn* Union Pacific officials that unless the order's demands are acceded to by boon to-morrow a general strike on the entire syfcUMn will occur. The negotiations between the tele graphers and the Union Pacific, which have been going on for the past two months, came to a focus to-night when Pres ident Clark telegraphed from Id* ho in dorsing General Manager Dickinson's refu sal to accede to the demands of the men. A long conference between the committee and Dickinson then ensued and a strike ulti matum resulted, (irand Chief Rxmsey of the telegraphers Is reticent, but admits that a strike is on if their demands are not met. CALIFUKMA FKUIT. All Kinds in Big Demand Both in the East and Europe. New Yobk, Auk. s.— The great and pod ulous Eastern seaboard citio, as twuyeais ago. are depend/ug almost entirely on Cali fornia for fruit, except in the sincle Item of grapes, at present. Especially ia this true of peach es, pears aud ultims. A few car loads of peaches are coming in from Dela ware and New Jersey, but not enough to make auy visible impression on the The Morning Call. market. There would b« a fruit famine but for California everywhere on the street. On thousands of stands And carts managed by ex-brigands from Sicily and in hieh-prieed fruitstores and fancy re tail markets almost nothing is seen in the perch or pear line except what comes from California, and it Ig universally conceded that California fruit never was better. It is held at high figures by dealers, but the people pay the prices will ingly. Probably the highest figure paid is a dollar a dozen for the best specimens of early Crawford. Green Delaware grapes from California bring 15 to 20 cents per pound; a five-pound basket of Niagara grapes from California sells for GO cents to $1. California plums and prunes sell for 30 cents. London, Aug. s —The auction sale of California fruit, just arrived from New York by the stoamer Majestic, Jwas held to-day. The fruit is in fine condition and was greatly admired, but English dealers de clare refrigerated fruit will not keep a suf ficient length of time to enable the trade here to handle it with profit. Tha bidding was slack nnd prices were low. Washing ton plums brought 10 shillings per box; Sonreoir Congress pears IS to 17 shiilines; Bartlett pears, 10 shillings. TIM peaches contained in the shipment will be sold at auction to-morrow. POLITICAL MATTERS. Kmsn Speaks to the Kentucky Legisla- tare— The lefcmka State Ticket. Loii-Yii.i.K, Aug. s.— Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson and party, the legislative com r.nttee and a number of promiuent citizen*, left early this morning lor Frankfort, where they arrived at 11 o'clock. Frankfort, Ky., Aug. s.— When the train conveying Stevenson's party arrived, they were driven to the residence of ex- Goveruor Proctor Knott, where luncheon was served. After luncheon t'ie party pro ceeded the House of Representatives. where the Legislature had assembled. Mr. Ste venson was introduced by Governor Brown and he spoke in tmrt as follows: "lam not insensible to the great honor you have done me. I appreciate the honor that has been done by tiie representative men of uiy native commonwealth. All of Kentucky's history, traditions and honor are dear to m« as to any of you." He then followed with references to Ken tucky and the pride of those who had gone out from the State in their birthplace. His adopted State was much indebted to Ken tucky for her contribution of people who had helped that Stnte, its first Governor, both of it* present United States Senators, and a hundred other prominent men were native tuck tans. lii» reference to Lin coln's Kentucky birth and pride was ap plauded in the same connection. Illinois' near kinship to Kentucky made up the text of mo-t of his upeecn. After the speech Mr. Stevenson held a re eption, and everybody came forward to shake hands with the visi tors. ? NEBRASKA lUrtISLICA.NS. Assistant Bocretary of the Tr»««ury Cronoi* Nominated for Governor. Lincoln, Neb., Aug. The Republican State convention reassembled this morning and proceeded to take the fifth ballot for Governor, reMiltlng in the nomination of Lorenzo CronnscL he receiving M6 votes; necessary to a choice, 423. Rev. J. C. Tato was nomtaatcd for Lieutenaut-Govemor, and John C. Allau was renominated for Secretary of State, both by acclamation. Eugene Moore of Nurfoik iras nominated for Auditor on the fourth ball after n hard ti^jit. The ticket completed is as fol lows: Treasurer, .1. S. Bmloy; Superin tendent of Public Instruction, A. K. Gaudy; Commissioner of Public Lauds and Build- Ing-. G. P.. Humphrey; Attorney-General, G. H. Eastings. The Presidential electors selected are as follows: First District. Isaac Wiies; Sec ond, E P. Savase; Third, li. A. Miller; Fonrth, Cenek Dwias; Fifth. Daniel M. Nettletou ; Sixth, CharVs Johnson; at large, W. J. Broatcti, Omaha; I. M. Ray mond, Lincoln. The convention then ad journed. Washington, Aug. s.— Assistant Secre tary Crounse of the Treasury this morninc received a telegram announcing his nomi nation a* Republican caudidate for Gov ernor of Nebraska. STATE KEAPPOUIIO.NMKNT. The Michigan Legl-lAlure C^brenei-The Nrv Y..rk Art Illegal. Lansing. Mich., Auz. s.<^-Both branches of the State Legislature were called to order in special session to-day to reapportiou th« State. The House, nfter organizing, took a recess until afternoon. 'ibe Senate also took a recess. Immediately after adjourn ment it was agreed by both parties to ap point a committee of three from each branch to confer uion the reapportlonmrnt bill, the members having come to an understand ing to try and reach tome terms of peaceable pro'edure. No prediction can be made as to the outcome. 'Wnen the Legislature reconvened this afternoon it was in joint 6e?sion to receive the Governor's me»gage. The document was very brie! and called for no action ex cept a reapportionment of the Representa tive and Senatorial district?. Both Houses then adjourned till to-morrow. BOCHSSTKB, Aug. The application for a mandamus by the City Attorney corn pelling the Board of Supervisors to appor tion according to the recent State law was denied this mornine. The court holds that there are inequalities in the apportionment act so gross as to the Senate and Assembly districts that it is manifest that th« discre tion of the Legislature was exceeded, and, therefore, the act is void. The New York Cfttnpnlgn. New Yokk, Aug. s.— Whitelaw Reid and ex-Senator Platt bad a conference to-day on the conduct of the New York campaign. It was developed In their talk that a good deal more work has been done by Chair man Hackett and his associates of the State Campaign Committee lhau many ere awaie of. Hill and CleTOlnnd to Meet. New Bedford, Mass., Aug. s— The cap tain of the steam yacht Fra Diavolo, on which Senator Hill is taking an outing. Bays the yacht will go to Gray Gables to morrow, where Mr. Hill will meet Mr. Cleveland. '• > : ., -v; ♦ TWO Til A INS COLLIDE. Fatal Result of a Bailroad Accidont Near Erie, Pa. '-, ;. ';.;_; Ekie, Pa., Aug. 5.— A bad wreck occurred this evening on the Luke Shore road at Harbor Creek between a passenger and a freight train. It is reported that several persons are killed and wounded. All the physicians In this place wer« sent to the scHue of the wreck. The accident occurred while the freight train who taking the switch to allow the flyer to pass at 11:50 o'clock this evening. The flyer, consisting of a baggage and combination car and three sleeper*, crushed into the freight, piling the wreckage in a heap. Engineer Welch and Fireman J. Burkuer of Buffalo were in stantly killed. Two passenger* were killed outright and many wounded. The railroad otlicials refuse to give any information. < i.kvki.am). Ohio, Aug. s.— Tne Lake Shore and Michignn southern train dis patcher made the followlug statement about the wreck: **jXo. 6 passenger train, due at Buffalo at 1:45 o'clock A. m., ran into a wreck at Harber Creek early this morning. The engineer and fireman of No. 6 were killed *nd one passenger «eriou*ly injured. One of the sleeping-cars was damaged, and the buffet-car was totally wrecked. The wreck was caused by the breaking down of the train going west and No. 6 running Into It." Hot Weathei in Kansas City. Kansas City, Aug. s.— Thin lias been the hottest day of the season. The thermometer registered 78 degress at an early hour this morning. By noon it reached M degrees and at 4 o'clock SK) degrees In the Govern ment signal station, which is located at the top of oue of the highest buildings in ttie town. On the streti the ttermotaeten registered 102 to 104 degrees in the shade, mere were several prostrations, but no fatalities. A bot wind has prevailed all day aud grave fenm are entertained for the safely of the Kansas corn crop. Plotting Against a Prinse. London. Aug. s— The Vienna correspon dent of the News says: "It It reported ia Belgrade that a conspiracy has been diucov ered against the Prince of Montenegro, who is very unpopular, mid that several of the plotters Lave fled the country." An Old Man Killed Sacbamknto, Aug. 5. —An old man, whose name Coroner Clark wag unable to learn, whs struck i>y a switch engine (>n the railroad track at Sixth aud E streets Thurs day morning about 6 u'cluck, aud killea. SAX FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST, (5, 1892— EIGHT PAGES. AFFAIRS OF THE NATION. The Sub-Treasury Bills Adversely Reported. COMESTS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE. Closing Scenes of Congress Before Adjournment. The Watson Investigation— Against Employment of the Pinkertons. tpeclal to Tii n Morning Cau» Washington, July s.— The Committee od Wu\ and Means through McMillan to day made a unanimous report adverse to sub-treasnry bills. The report ia a long document aud discusses all phases of the question in a comprehensive style. It de fers the question of constitutionality and proceeds to stnte the objections. ,They are, brieily : If ther* should be a reduction In the value of goods after they had b-en stored below 80 per cent the Government would Io6e; if the value increased the Gov ernment would get none of the profit; the jurisdiction of the Fedoral courts would be increased so as to make them an instrument of oppression to the people; the bill tends strongly toward centralization and inter feres with individual freedom; a great fluc tuation in the currency would follow its enactment; the operations of the bill would not be confined to farmers, but iron men, lumbermen and manufacturers generally would complain until the Govern ment fixed the limit to the possible loss at 20 per cent to them, and so on; the (i vein ment would be usurping the functions of citizens and attending to everybody's busi ness but its own; the inauguration of tho ecbenie would be the. speculator's delight; he uld carry 5470.000 worth of wheat with less than $115,000 cash, and pay the Govern ment only 1 per cent interest the great increase in the number of cflifiaU would make it almost impossible to dUlodge a cor rupt admiuifitratiou ; no provision is made for the redeim ticn of the uiaiiv millions to be issued under the bill, and the bank* would have power to force a distribution of any part of the Government's money; the bill .6 class legislation, and woti'.d be unjust to the day laborer and other toilers; people hav Hiiy particular kind of uropeity to depu»it could get money at 1 per cent from the Guvcrnuent and let it out at a higher r.i> tu other persons; lastly, it is a viola tion of the constitution, as is shown by citations from the highest judicial tribunals iu the land. - »~ The W'*t«un Inreatlcatlon. Chairman Boatner of the Elousts commit tee investigating the charge* of druuken ness in the House made bv Wats<>n to-day finished hfs report It is approved by three Democrats and partially by Grout (K.) <f Vermont. The report eays thre« or four members appeared on the floor more or less under the influence of liquor, but noue in the couditiou charged. The committee re ported a resolution declaring Watson's charge untrue and an unwarranted assault on the honor and dignity of the House and has its unqualified disapproval. Grout pre sented a minority report allowlug Watson an opportunity to retract his statement. Representative Simpson, the Farmers' Alli ance member from Kuos;i*. bubmiited a minority report In dissent from the views of the majority and exonerating Watson. He quoted from the testimony of the Alli ance members und otiiers before the com mittee in support el his couteution that Watsou's charges had foundation in fact. The Employment of the I'lnkertun*. The conferrees on the sundry civil appro priation bill linally readied a complete ahie-i.nui to-dmy. 1 lie tmly disagretjmen t related to the Piukertou detectives, and for bade auy nment officer or person holding a Government contract to employ such detectives, aud it finally assumed tins shape: "'That no — ploya of the Pinkor ton detective agency or similar ageucie* shall be employed iu nny Government ser vice or by any oflicer of the District of Co lumbia." This language removes front the amendment the clause which was a prohi bition of the employment of ths Pinker tons by any Governmeut contractor. Capital Not**. A call was i39ued to-day for a meeting cf the national convention of Democratic clubs for the 4th of October, 1892, In New York. Theodore R. llofer was confirmed to-day bs superintendent of the mint at Carjon, Nevada. CONGRESS. THE HLNATK. Both Honin of Cong-rasa Adjou rn Until December. Wa-minoion, Aug. 5. — The Senate waited for some time after convening fur a ■•■■upe from the House, and theu went into executive session and confirmed the f</!luv. iu e r nmiii atioru: To be Judges of Probate In Utah— S. V. Frazier, William Goodwin, H. W. Haight, Jacob Johnson, John Rider, A. L. RebhMMs, Honry Shield*. Orange Seeley, Martin Slack and T. S. Wat son. During tlie executive session a message was received from the House with the World's Fair bill. After the door was re opened it wa9 laid before the Senate in reg ular session. Vest said if he could defeat it by any sort of parliamentary tactics he would do so cheerfully. It was evident, however, the bill would pas«, and all he could hope to do would be to delay action on it. Cockrell, George, White and Harris also said they were np rosed to the bill. Cnllniu said the people of Chicago were willing to let the Government hhare propor tionately in the profits of the fair, if there should be any profits, but the Honi* would not put that btipulation in the bill, Rud it would be diiimerous now to attempt to amend it. After further colloquy, in which Cullnm and Sherman declared the people of Chi cago had done more than they promised, the hill was put to a vote ami passed. The House bil I to provide for lowering the height of the bridge Hcros« the Otuo Klver, between Cincinnati and Covington, by tiie Cincinnati and Covington 'i ransit Bn<!g<; Company, was pnssad. A recess was theu taken till 8 o'clock In the evening. At the evening session PetUzrew, the chairman of tha Quadro-Centennial Com mittee, called up I he resolution to authoiiz* the committeo or the sub-committee to visit Chicajro during the recess and inquire as to the expenditure of the money appropriated by Congress, and as to the general inanage ment. Coke mov«d to amend the resolu tion bo as to provide that the visit be at the expense ,f thecoiiiin.ttee. [Laughter.] The amendment wns laid on the table and Peitl- Krew's resolution was adopted. At 9:25 o'clock a message was received from tiia House announcing that that body had agreed to ttie conference report on the sundry civil bill. Tho report was th<-re upon laid before the Senate and agreed to. Some remarks were niMde by Mauderson, Allison and Cockrell ou the work done 'lur ing the session, and at 10:20 the V,r . President's signature to tiie sundry civil bill was announced. A resolution for a Gnal adjournment at 11 o'clcick to-night was reported and agreed to. A committee of two Senators was ap pointed to wait on the President anu inform him that unless he had a further communi cation to nifike the two bouses were now ready to adjourn. Resolutions of thanks to Vice-President Morton were presented and adopted. The committee appo nted to wait on the President then reported that the President had no further communication to make, and at 11 o'clock Vice-President Morton made the closing speech, after which lin de clared tue Senate adjourned without date. TIJK HOUSE. The World's Fair Appropriation of •2,500,000 Finally F«atea. At noon the lion se assembled in commit tee of the whole for the consideration of the Durborow World'* Fair bill. Cummingg of New York attacked it bit terly, characterizing it as an attempt to rob the treasury. . Fellows of New York defended the bill. I The debate continued until 1 o'clock p. M. Much of it was entirely foreign to the ques tion, and referred to the Commissioner ol Pensions. * ■ At l o'clock the chairman stated that ud der the orders of the House the coomiittee mu t rise. The committee rose, and the bill was re ported to the House, the pending amend ment being the substitute of DeArmond of Missouri for the first section, providing that if the exposition deposits at the mint enough silver bullion it shall be coined for tiie exposition in an amount not exceeding 85,000,000. The substitute was defeated— 76 to 139. The r.l! was then called on the pnMUce of the Durborow bill, which appropriates $2,500,C00, the vote resulting: Ayes 181, noes 83. A motion to reconsider was laid on the table, after Bui ley of Texas made a In Vile attempt to filibuster. This passes the bill finally for the TT>ine. The bill was at or.ee enrolled and tahjeo to the Senate, but before it could be pre sented the Senate went into executive sta tion. On motion of Houk of Ohio the Senate joint resolution was passed authorizing foreign exhibitors at the World's Fair :o bring into the country foreign laborers to aMist iu preparing exhibits. Boatner of Louisiana submrto'l the ma jority report on the Watson charge* end it was ordered printed. Sx> also were t!is views of the minority, signed by Simpson of Kansas. Grout of Vermont also submitted his in dividual views. A recess was then taken until 7 o'clock. At the evening sessiou the Senate bill was passed regulating the time of holding the terms of the United States couits Iu South Dakota. The Senate joint resolution was pass°d extending to the King and Queen < f spsiu and the descendants ut Christopher Colum bus invitations to be present at the opening of the World's Fair. The Durborow bilT came over from the Seuate and llolmau presented the confer ence re; ort on the sundry civi! bill. H«»l --dibd stated that the li.l. m finally a^ie*d upon, appropriated 527.827.C00. This was 59.U00.000 less than the bill as it passed the Seuate aud $2,614,000 more than as it paSafd the House. O'Neill of Missouri, the author of the pro vision in regard to the Pinkertou amend ment, strenuously objected to the r mise in it. The comproiui«e, he said. wa« a miserable make*hiff. It was a back lown on the part of the House. SimptMßOl Kansas regarded the confer ence report at .i c mrdlf surrender f t..e ttepreaeatatlvM of the Uouae to the aristoc racv of the Senate. After further discussion thn conferer.ee rep. rt was agreed to (169 to 14'. deposing of the last appr< mi itioo hill. On motion i»l -McMillin a committee fas •ppotntcd to jo;n a similar committee from tip' Senate to w.iit on the President and in form In iu that Congress was ready to ad jjuru. A message was received from the Senate announcing the agreement to the sundry civil appropriation bill. The Speaker then laid before the Home the resolution for final adjournment at 11 o'clock to-ni>;ht. «nJ it was agreed to without objection The committee appointed to notify the rresi dent returned and stated that the President had no communication to make, and the hour of 11 o'clock having arriw i the Speaker declared the House adjourned wuli outday. PACIFIC COAST INTERESTS. Land Cases Decided— Xo Action Taken' on the Debris Bill. PTAUnroTOH, Aug. 5.— 10 Ihe rase of John W. 11 .wiand vs. Samuel G. Power*. Involving land iu the Los Augelos distilct, the Commissioner'* decision wag affirmed. No action was taken by the Senate Cjiu- Oiittee on Caminetli's milling bill. BeMtei Fclton will remain here for a few day* before leaving for California. R*pre«*ntaiive Loud trill leave to-morrow for San Francisco. Representative B mers will reaiain cere a week or two. A postofllee ha« been established at Obed, Los Angele? County (special from Lot'An gele.«), Jaroea O. Bell, »ttnaster. l'-'i^ions have bean granted as iolle&z: California — Thomas M. Tartl, Charles Golder, diaries H. Howland, W.W.Magary, L«vi L. Iltivnei. John EL E-ch»«nburg. Neia Knutson, Ashfr G. Gough, J^dellah Ho*^ Christopher Heve.l, Levi il. Dunham, Maria G3iiid. Laura A. Ilolman, Jeannettn G. Carroll, Catherine Casev (mother), Augusta I. W light, Lilla A. Van Aukery. John Hooper, oilie Skeen Wiben, Job Frazier, Argulus A. French, Matthew Woodi, El win Greble, James N. Fann. William It. Farrington, Erskine Fish, Jacob Miller, James M. Erwln, William J. Hitchcock. Wheeler 1). Lindsley, William Law«. Juhu Sbftlby, John I). Bacn, Margaret 31. Slan dart, William Mouoban, William Ireland, Lawrence Finigan, Stephen B. Ratnbun, K'lbert G. Reynolds, Amaziah Willits (de ceas-d), John Brady, Singleton DavU, Charlotte. M. Willits, Kittura King, Ada C. Friend, Ibezan Todd. Charl-s A. Harper, Robert T. Baines, Newton Williams, Ben jiiii 11 R. K.rkt.nde, Mary B Hauilin| Orlgioal: William Walters. U, llarkwart Fred Sii.wab, Theodore Waliiug (navv), gUbert Brown, Harold Sphrone. Nidow- Mary Sullivan, Fate Greene. THi: CUBAN INVASION. Nothing Known in Florida and the Story Generally Diicredlted. Ket West, Fla., Aug. 3.— inquiry fnils to reveal that any nlibuateriu^ expedition preoared to Invade Cuba from this ix.iut. i'he Federal efflcers have been advised from Washington and are takiim measures to fruitrato the plans and prevent a departure If attempted. Washington. Auk. s —Officials at the Stnte aud Treasury departments dtsrr««dit the story that a ship left a port near Key West, Fla., July 25 for Cuba, loaded with men, arms and anuuimitlrn. Nothing has been received on the subject from any Government officer* along tho Florida coast THE AOTAKOI ON COAL. Result of an Investigation by the New York Legis'ature. New Yohk, Aug. s— The State Senate Committee investigating the Road ing coal combine <-xHtniiied a numbei of witnesses to-day. Among them was H. 11. WilUatai of the BHe Company, who was asked why all the advances were nut made at once.. He said because it was not deemed expe dient. When asked if he. thought the prico would be raised higher, Williams said: "Yes; it might to go 00 cents a ton higher, and I think it will. T'iere'B not a dealer that .can limit production, and therefore raise prices, ll is simply a business proposi tion." The Sugar Trust Suits. Piiii.ADKi.pniA, Aug. s.— The joint nnd separate answers of Charles Hariison, W. W. Frazer, Alfred llarrisou and William Harrison to the suit brought by the Govern ment to annul the taking of tiie PhitadeU piiia refineries into the sugar trust were to day filed in the United State Circuit <>;irr. The denial whs made that the Franklin Sugar li-'tininn Company in any way vio lated lh« law. Thnre was uo other contract or intention or <lesign in t*ie matter, the re ipead«BU said, on their part, further than to sell their stock. Regarding thn transac tion In reference to the snares of the Dela ware sucar house, the samu "answer was made as the reply in reference to the Spreck els Sugar Hetimng Company. The Brotherhood of Carpenters. St. Louis, Aug. s.— The Brotherhood of Carnenters aud Joiners completed the changes in the constitution to-da>, making radical altcrntions ou several points. It wasdfddtd to submit the amendments to the local lod ges, section by section, fur rati fication. Mrs. Harrisou's Health. Sahana<\ N.Y., Aug. s— The report that Mrs. Harrison 1 !* health is failing is greatly exaggerated. Mrs. Harrison was out fur a drive yesterday aud to-day. Washington. Aug. s.— President Harri son left for Loon Lake ou a special train to-uight. Victory for ttie Whisky Trn«. Nasiivilmc, Tenn., Aug. s.— The whisky trust won another victory to-day, when Lewis IJ. (irteu was granted a writ of habeas corpus by Circuit Judge Jackson iu he Boston indictment cases. For the Scenes Observatory. Boston, Aug. 5.--Alvin J. Clark is now at wot k on a 40-inch lens for the Spence Observatory at Los Angeles. He says he can aee no reason why u glass tiO niches lu diameter should not b« made. Trying to Save Hit Neck. Nabiivii.le, Aug. s.— it it stated here to night that ex-Attorney General Garland will apply tfl Chief Jusuce Ftdler for a writ of error in the Clay King murder case. TRAIN-ROBBERS AT BAY. An Encounter With the Collis High waymen ut Yisalia. THEY DESPERATELY RESIST ARREST. The Officers, Wounded and Bleeding, Allow Two of the Figitim to Make Good Their Escape. Bpeclal to Tni Morxiso Calu Visalia, Aue. s.— On Tuesday last Cbrh Evans anil John Sontag hired a livery team In this city to go to the mountain*. Yester day nt noon they returned with the shoes off the horses. ./S : After the Collis train-robberv Detectives Thacker and Hiekey and Sheriff Cunning ham got on the track and traced the rob bers to thi3 city. Before nonn to-lay De tective William Smith a»ked Deputy Sheriff Witty to accompany him to Evans' home in the uorth part of town, where ,he stated, he wanted to interview a man. They went to the house and found George Sontajt and brought him to jail to interview. After the interview they employed an ex press-wagon .to go with them to Evans* house, where they secured a trunk supposed to contain the coin obtained at the robbery. The following is Smith's statement of the occurrence at Evans' house: Witty and inyself went down to Chris Evans' house ind asked George Conant, alias Sontag, to step up to th* Sheriff's office, as we heard he was on the train when it wa<« robbed and wanted to ask him relative to what lie saw. John Beatag was iu the house at the t m-. We brought George Conaut to the BharUTl office, where he made a statement and was afterward arrested ior complicity in the robbei v. Mr. Witty and I then returned to Chris Evans* place. While we were hitching the horses we saw John Sontag. Couant's half-brother, enter trie house. We asked a little girl in the house where Mr. Sontag was and she oatd h« was not in. Just then Chris Evans entered the bouse from the back door. The In use consisted of a sitting-room with a bedroom on the left side. In the place of a door to the bedroom tht-re was a portiere. There was another bedroom next to the sitting-room. Evaus was in the latter bedroom. He 6h'hl that Sontag had gone up tnwn. I told him tnat Sontac had just entered the house. I stepped into the hou»« and nulled aside the portiere and there stood Sontag with a double-barreled ahotgOß. I ktepced to one sidf and attempted to unbutton my coat to reach my six-shooter, when I saw that Chris Evans had another hotgun down. Mr. Witty and I then ran out through the front door. He ran through the gateway and I went over thn fence. I turned to the loft of the road and Witty to the right. We left the team, as we did not have time to un hitch it. Evans pursued Witty and Sontag me. I looked over ruy shoulder just as Evan* fired at Witty. I topped and fired two shots at Evans, when Sontag stopped and fired at me. As he pulled the trigger 1 crouched a:ul the charge went over me. But raisins he fired again, the. «hot striking rce in the back and hands. The shot was double B shot. I had nu express-wagon close by, with which I intruded takiug George Conant's truufe to t li depot. While running toward the wagon thev tbrew out their empty (belli and reload d their ciiii*. their intention evidently being to kill iii at nil hazards. I jumped in the wagon and drove to town and in 20 minute* a Dofrie was in pursuit. They took the team that we had bitched to the post and drove ' fT, but a» one of the burses is stiffened up th<*v will be undoubtedly overhauled. 1 found in Chris Evans' house tlie material that t!it- masks wen*'madt» from. The team and bugzy they u«ed at the robberv was hired here by John Sontag. After Witty fell Evans stepped over him with a gun to tihoot again, when Witty said: '"Don't shoot as I am killed uow. " Smith and Witty were brought to town, aud as soon n« they lett the scene Evans and Sontag took Wittv's team and started north. Half an hour afterward 10U men were in pursuit, but to the present moment the rob bers hav« not been caught Witty wai »not under the right shoulder blade, the bullet coming out uudrr the lrft arm. His buck and one side of his face was well sprinkled with shot from the shotsrun. The cavity of the chest was not penetrated. Detective Smith was the tirst shot, but the wounds are barely scratches, although ha was iu a hurry to bo brought to town. Uls claim to being wounded caused him to be a laughing stuck lu town. The opiniou is ceueral that if Smith had waited the arrival of Cunningham and Thacker th« meu would easily h.ive been arrested. Smith w«i too previous. Evans is well acquainted iu the mountains east of here, aud the cbnnces are if he reaches the tfmb«r he wi!l escape. Evans hns a wife and seven children here. Soutag is courting ait eldest daughter. Sontag has been a railroad engineer. The two men a year since kept a livery stable at Modesto that was since destroyed by fire. Sontag has been under the surveillance of the ofiicera for MHM time. ANOTHER MAN SHOT. .. _ - ■ Kthik and Sontag Fatally Wound Depaty Sheriff H»pt»i. Tisalia, Aug. 6.— At 12 o'clock this irniuu Evans nnd Sontag hid in Evaus' barn, shot und probably killed O*car Bea ver of Lemoore. A Deputy Sheriff is guarding the place for tho arrest of tbe robbers. THE IiEPOET CONFIUMED. Captain Curtln, the l>«t*ctlTo, Throwi Sum* Light nn til* Affair. Captain Curtin of Curtin's Detective Agency was seen by a Call reporter last evening and confirmed the report of Son tag's arrest. George, he. declared, was the braius of ihe gang. His true name is George Constant, and he is a half-brother of John Sontag. The proofs of their guilt, he added, uro overwhelming, but the na ture of those, proofs the cautious detective refused to disclose. - Concerning the fight between Chris Evans nnd nuother of the gang with Sheriff Witty and Detective Smith, Captalu Curtin believes it must have occurred on the road between Visalia and Evans' ranch, which is Bltuated a mile and half out of town. His Information is to the effect that Smith only received a scratch/and that whi!t« Witty re ceived a morn serious wound his life is not In danger. He believes that had the local oracers waited far Hume and Thacker the meeting with the outlaws would have had a different ending. With these two experi enced men now In pursuit and the railroad detectives to aid them he Is confident that the fugitives' lease of liberty Is a Bhort one. THE FALL. RlVKlt MUKDEItS. No Clew Yet Obtained to the Perpetrators of the Crime. Fat.i. Riveh, Mass., Aug. 5. -No posi tive trace has yet been found of the mur derer of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Burden, A reward of $.XkK) is offered for the arrest and conviction of the murderer. Burden's personal estate is estimated at between $175,000 and $200,000. A Miss Lizzie Bonlon is said to have made inquiries at a drugstore for a certain poison, and thU afternoon the drug clerk was takeu beforn Miss Burden, and be Identified her. What tianspired between them in uoi known. DENVER'S JOY. The Knights Templar's Conclave Expected to Crowd the Town. Denver, Aug. s.— lt ia only necessary to ■ay that the ruilroads have been forced to l>ut windows Into the baggage and even it ix cars, thus turning them into pnsseuuer coaches, to show the preparations lor the coming rush of visitors. From all quarters of the Union cume message* that everv CM» mandery will have more knights in line than was at first expected. Ii la thougnt that 2fX),000 strangers will be here by Tues day nrxi. 11l (.11 WIN IKS IN THE WKSI. Minnesota Town* Swept by a Tornado-Sev eral Person! Injured. Maksiiai.i, Minu., Aug. 5.— A tornado passed over the western limits of thi> vil lage lh is luoruiu^. The house of 1. II Cutu minus was smashed to ntomsand the family of seven was injured. '1 he father, in tliei and a six-montU-old babe were seriously «)urt, and the mother and child may not live. Ihe heavy truss ro..f of the court house was blown f.ff and the upper brick work damaged. The feedmill of Fred Scback was partially wrecked: also the new house of Larl McCaady, the barn of John Gee, and the. large barn of the Marshall Hotel was removed from its foundation*. A number of small buildings were over turned, trees blown down and roofs torn off. St. PAUL, Aug. 5 — Disoatches irom Zum brotta. Red Wing, Litchneid, Sank Center and other places are to the effect th»t the most destructive storm of the season passed ovai that section this morning, accoin panied with heavy wind and hail. It was seveial miles wide, laying waste uncut graiu and doing great damnge. STRI KING AT CARNEGIE. Hie Product of the Mills Boycotted by the Workmen's Unions. Homestead, Aug. s.— lt is given out here that the reported strike at the Studebaker Wagon Works, South Rend, is. the first fruits of the worK which has been done by Hush O'Donnell since he left Homestead so mysteriously, after being released on bail, lie has been visiting the large establish ments using Carnegie's iron and working with ttie eniploTcs to g<;t them to boycott iron from Homestead. They give no narue9, but say a large number of plant3 will be compelled to stop using Carnegie Iron or be closed. The Carnegies have been expecting such a move, but from assurances received from customers do not anticipate anv sprious loss to business. South Bkni>. Imi., Aug. s.— As ft result of Carpenters' Union No, G29 of this Dlace refusing to use the Carnegie material, the Studebaker works, employing 3000 men, has been compelled to close dowu. IAMS 1 FIMSHJIENT. A SlHltla Officer States That It Was Not Too Severe. Xasiiua, N. 11., Aug. s.— The Evening Telegraph to-day prints a letter from Cap lain Alfred E. Hunt, commanding Battery E at Homestead, in reply to a recent edi torial in that paper charging that the puu- Miment of Private lams was unjustifiedly brutal. Captain Hunt says: Private lams was not tortured in his punishment by Colonel Streatur, as the susuension by the thumbs did not throw the whole weight of his body on tuose members. After five minutes' suspension he asked for a chew of tobacco in the same arrogant, insolent manner which was characteristic of his en tire conduct in camp, and also all through his service in the guard. He purpoaely swallowed the tobad-o to maKe himself sick, according to his own self-confessed state ment made after ivard. He was let down from the ridgepole after 20 minutes' suspen sion, suilering from nausea occasioned by his having swallowed the tobacco. During the entire evening and night after this pun ishment the man trented the matter jocosely and made no complaints of having suffered. Captain Hunt further says that the state ment that lams' exclamation was a thought less one is wrontr, for when earnestly re quested to withdraw the exclamation he doggedly and persistently refused to do it. AT THE MILLS. Thirteen Mor« Striker* Arretted for In timidation—Krlck Has Recovered. ; PiTTsnur.o, Auc. 5. — Thirteen of the rioters at Duquesne were arrested to-day. Many others have left town. There is no disturbance, and the 30 repairmen who were driven away by the strikers yesterday re turned to work to-d;iy. There is no change at the mill this morn ing and all was quiet at I>uqun«ne last nieht and tills morning, but the military will re main on guaid until all danger seems to huve i'H<t. The strikers claim that most of the old hands who applied for work have reconsidered their action and will not go in on Monday. 11. C, Frick ha3 so far recovered from his wounds as to be able, to resume his duties this morning. There was no change in the situation here or at Duquesue to-day. At Homestead everything is quiet to-night. Three or four new men went to work at the mills, but an equal number quit work. MEXICO'S FINANCES. An Interview With General Luia Bandoval at £1 Paso. El Pa<?o, Aug. s.— The Times to-morrow will contain a long inteivTew with General Luis Sandoval, iu which the revolutionist leader scouts the Idea of the Texas Deputy Marshals arresting Gar/.i. The. important featurool the interview is the discussion of the financial condition ol Mexico. He says tne actual condition ol the country is ono of financial embarrassment. General Diiiz's lack of knowledge of governing the country led to a crisis. AN OHIO TRAGEDY. A Farm Laborer Ihruit Headfirst Into a Thre&hing Maohine. Cki.tna. Ohio, Aug. 5. —At a wheat threshing, two miles from Celina, this afternoon. John Day and Henry Miryh<ck became Involved in a dispute and Day tl rust Shryhock into the thresher hoad fir-'t, kilting him at once. Then John Miry hook-, a brother of the murdered man, stubbed Day wttft a pitchfork until he had killed htm. John is in jvil. THE I'LANKT MAKS. PrcfflMor Schiaparelh Invited to Look Throug-h the Lick Telescope. \'i w Tokk, Aug. 6.— Once a Week has Invited Schlaparelll, the Milan astronomer, to visit the Uni^d States within the next thr«e weeks at Its expense and view the planet Mars through the Lirk telescope. Fieht at a Kentucky Picnic. Lebanon, Ausr. 5. — At a Dicnic at Fall Hollow a regular mountain battle took place the dny before yesterday between two Fer rill brothers and three or four Daniels. .Mhiiv shots were fired nnd knives were freely u«ed with deadly effect. One of the FerrilN was terribly butchered, while two of the Daniels received dancerous wounds. A Defunct Trust Company. Denvkr, Aug. 5. — Receiver Griffith of the Vwm Farm Mortgage Trust Com panv 10-dav filfd his report of tlie condilton of the atT'irs of the company. The rmetpta wore 513.314 and the disbursements 922,988; assets 53.251.39G, liabilities $2,OS2.iX;S. Tiie receiver says that the books >hnw that a Seattle I) ink owes 510.743, while the com pany leally owes the bank $5000. There w«ie many similar instances in the books. The Charleston. Vai.lejo, Aug. B.— Orders have been issued by the commandant of the navy-v»rd at Mure Island to the commanding officer ot the Charleston, to Imld himself in readi ness to lake the naval reserves of San Fran cisco to Santa Cm/, next week. Admiral Irwiu and a number of officers from the yard wlil attend the review. Portlnnd'B Errin? Streetcar Conductors roKTi.Axn, Or., Aug. s.— ln the Police Court this evening 17 streetcar conductors, who were arrested a few davs ago on a charge of knocking down fares, w» v re held to await the action of the Grand Jurv, witn bail fixed at Sl">0 each. Five of the o u ductors arrested were discharged. A Noted Railroad Engineer Dead. TrcsoN, Ariz., Auk. 6.— Joshua Wa'cott, aged C7 years, died this momiug. lie was born in Massachusetts, was engineer of the first passeufjer train run on tlio Now York Centr.il nnd also first engineer on the Pan aiuu railroad. Fire at Sacramento. Sacramento, Aug. s.— F..ur barns were burned to-d.iy in the northern part of the city. The owners were K. Kiley, P. Sulli van, Mrs. Mains and Mr*. KirU. The loss is about $2000. with little insurance. Napa Counrv Assessments. Napa, Auc. 5. — The assessment-roll of Nnj'it County, a-* revi-e;l by the Hoard of Equalization, has a complete pain in the us-i!'^-.i-ii value over iMI ye n of 51G8.701 and a decrease iu mortgage* Ol 549,505. Wood'and Residence Burned. W<>oi>i.a\:>. Aur. 5.— A tire late to-night de«troyed E. Berg'* house, on Slxtu street. The fiie wa« caused liv tha plosion of a lamp. The loss is S1000: insured,;; lieechani's Fills »eli well because they euro SANDSTORM IN ARIZONA. Two Indians Killed and Another In jured by Lightning. THE PHCEXIX ASYLIM BADLY DAMAGED. Hanj Awnings, Stables, Sheds and a Xumber of Douses Dtmolished-Trets Blown Down in Every Direction. Special to The Morning Call. Pikexix, Ariz.. Aug. 5.— A terrific sand storm struck Phoenix and vicinity last evening, and for half an hour nothing but dust was in sight. Considerable damage was done by its blowing down awnings, signs, sheds, stables and a few frail houses. The chimney at the asylum blew down, breaking through two floors. Th3 walls of the building were badly cracked. Much fruit was blown off the trees, In Tempo everything loose was over turned. Two Indians, a squaw and a buck, were killed by lightning. A squaw wit3 badly burned on the Pima reservation, 16 miles from Phcenix. No other lives were lost so far as known. The direction of the storm was from east to west, then south west. Trees \ver6 blown down everywhere. Tbe city chainttang were busy all day cut ting up tree3 that had fallen across the streets. ♦ HE COMMITTED SUICIDE. Tha Ashland Mystery Explained by the Finding of Hart's Body. Ashland, Or., Aug. s.— The body of William Hart was found this evening at 7:30 o'clock on a secluded bypath through a dense growth of young pines on Ropers Butte, less than half a mile from the center of town. Forty or 50 men had been search ing all day without avail, when Marshal Smith and Dave King ran across the re remains as above 6tated just before dark this evening. The body wa9 lying in a cramped posi tion, face downward, and the position in dicated that he had sat on a rise above the path meditating the taking of some strong poison and had fallen directly over in the path. The circumstances point beyond dis pute now that Hart committed suicide on account of financial trouble. Reports say that with his brother in San Francisco he •"Peculated in wheat and lost all he had and being naturailv «f a proud disposition and accustomed to plenty his dignity preferred death to poverty. His tragic death has created geatr excite ment here where he was greatly like<l. His brother from San Fran' isco is on the train en route to Ashland, but does not know yet of the finding of the body. The Coroner has beeu sent for, but an inquest cannot be held until to-mom.w. SENSATION AT PHCEMX. A Methodist Minister and a Youa? Rancher Cone to Blows. PHOinx, Aug. s— Rev. D. F. Fuller, D.D., a minister of the M. E. Church South, was attacked by Willis Warren, the son of a wel!-tu-dn farmer, three miles north of this city. The minister was in a buzgy accom panied by his little son. Warren was on horseback ami struck the minister over the nose with a heavy rope with a knot in the end. lhe Rev. Mr. Fuller's horse attnmpted to run, but was checked, and the minister de fended TiiuKelf for half a mile witti a biugv whip, titiriiitr which Warren was badly striked. Upon reaching the residence of William O«borne the minister stopped and got out of the bupiiy, when Warren tied. The causa of the troublH was that War ren had been reprimanded for his continu ally disturbing the services at Smiths Chapel, where Dr. Fuller preaciies occa sionally. The mother and sister of Warren called on the minister this morning and apologized fur the young man's conduct. THE STEAMSHIP SAN PEDRO. Bht Eefuses to Lsave the Reef on Which She Is Stranded. Victoria. B. C, Aug. S.— Despite the storms of difficulty in raising the steamer Sau Pedro, Captain Whitelaw said ha was preparing a report to forward to the own ers in San Francisco, and uutil a roply was received the fate of ihe vessel would not be known. He attributed the failure of the ves sel to leave the reef to the peculiar position into which she has slid. It was calculated that 11 feet L ! inches of water taken out of the hold would float her. Tuirteen feet of water was takru MUt. and the vessel re niained in that condition for three hours. The i-npuiH says he knows she can be saved if the owners are willing to proceed. The sealing schooner Kate arrived from the north last evening with 135 skins of her own and thecatehes of the schooners Favor ite, Henrietta and Winnifred. United States Consul Meyers this evening received a reply from trie Ptiget Sound henlth officials po«itlvely refusing to raise the quarantine, thus causing great incon venience to a number of Americans com pelled to stay here. SANTA CKUZ CONVENTION. The Ministerial Association of Christian Churches Elects Officers Santa Vrvz, Aug. s.— The Ministerial Association of Christian Churches of Cali fornia elected the following officers: George E. t>hanklin of Winters, president •, Mahlon H. Wilson oi Santa ltarbnra, Peter Coivln at Santa Clara and W. H. Brigus of Mo desto, vic-presidents; Thomas Edwards of Qilroy, secretary; J. C. K>Uh of Irvington, treasurer. The council o( ten was com posed of: W. 11. Mai tip, M. J. Ferguson J. W W*bb, J. E Denton. W. U. Berry, »R. L. Mcllatton, H. Shadle. R. N. Davis E. H. Ware and 11. G- Hartley. Saturday and Sunday will close the con vention, though many campers will remain ou tut! grounds. CHARGED WITH SLANDER. A Methodist Episcopal Divine Removed From His Pastorate at Healdsbare- Healdsbukg, Auk. s.— The Rev. Pau), pastor of the Methodist EuiscoDal Church South of this city, who was arraigned by members of this church on charges of slan der and ialsehood, via* to-day discharged from his pasturate, as both charges wore sustained. The trial was conducted with closed doors and belon« a jury of 12 of tho church-mem bers. Ther«* were present duriuc the orotrress of tho trial tnanv iirnmineut mem bers of the denomination. The trial has been in iogress for several days past and the Jury to-day rendered a verdict of guilty. GIL.KOY CHOPS. The Tobacco at San Fe'.ipe Is in Extra Fin« Condition. GiMiOY, Aug. s.— Grain !s nearly har vested and is of fair quantity and good quality. Some prunes are already being picked. The weather Is warm and favor able for their qu ility. Tobacco at the Culp plantation at San Felipe shows the fine con dition and excellent quality of a true Havana leaf. There are 50 acres which will yield about 50.000 pound*. Cutting Commenres in a few days. The People's party outdoor meeting last nisbt was m inly attended. H'KIGHI'S BUCCESSOK. T. R. Hofer Appointed Superintendent of the United States Mint at Canon. Carson*. Auc 5. — To-day Presidentllar rison appointed T. R. Hofer Superintendent of the United States Mint, to fill the vacancy madu by tn»* death of Samuel Wright. Mr. Hofer whs furmerly chief cleric of the mint. Hta nppointmeot was c-infirtned by the Senate a few DioaMDta after it was made. Tho mint will be reopened as soon as his boud is continued anil no other chauges of any importance will be made. BIG FOUKST FIRES. The "Woods Near Grass Valley and on the .American. River All Ablan. SACitAMKXTO, Au^. 5. — Warden Aull of ih.- F.,U,iu prison telephones Record- UuiuD to-uisht that gout forest fires are PRICE FIVE CENTS. sweeping over the hills on the north sidn of the American River, destroying tne timber and pasture. Several thousand acres were burned over to-day, and to-night tbe fir© covers a large extent of country. Cbtasa Vallky, Aug. 5.— A heavy forest fire is raging on the Rattlesnake Creek be tween this city and Colfax. The fence* have bepn burned and parties are out fight ing the fire to save their houses. DKOAVNED WHILE AT PLAY. A Widow's Only Son Meets a Watery Grav* at Redding-. Redding, Aug. 5.— boy about 11 years of age, named Ben Scott, the only son of a widow, was drowned in the slough near Free bridge to-day. Ho was playing on a log in the water and rolled off and disap peared. The citizens hav« been trying to raise his body by firing giant cartridges, bat so far have failed. THEY DOUBT THE STORY. Gilroyl People Have Very Little Faith in th« New Peninsular Railroad. Gir.KOT, Aue. s.— The published account! of the new peninsular railroad with Qilroj as a terminus is received here with incred ulity. The closing of gips, Pacheco Dass. purveying bubbles, etc., have* so oftt-n ex panded and burst that only the scream of the locomotive steaming into the station will convince the agnostics. SMALLPOX M.Ai; SAN DIEGO. Several Cases Reported at Chula Vista, Tea Milts Out of Town. Sax Diego, Aug. s.— Several mild cases of smallpox were reported to the health officer of this city as having developed at Cnula Vista, 10 miles east of here. A strict quarantine will be maintained. WEAVER AT SACRAMENTO. The General Feels Quite Hopefnl of the People's Party Prospects. Sacramento, Aug. s.— General J. B. Weaver, ihe candidate of tho People's party frr Presideut of the United States, passed the day in Sacramento. He came down from Virginia City this morning with a party traveling witn him, consisting of his wife; Mrs. Mary E. Lees, who is known as the "cyclone orator of Kansas" ; Hon. V. O. Strickler of Nebraska, who was nom inated for Attorney-General there a few days ago, and his wife, and Captain C. A. Power of Terre Haute, Ind. General Weaver spoke litre a man who is full of confidence, and who has nodoubc whatever both in the justness and poDular ity of his cause. He opened his campaign, he told a Bee reporter this afternoon, in Indiana, on July 20, and held a great Inter state meeting there. He declares that thero is a strong feeling throughout that region in favor of the free coinage of silver. Coming W T est tne sreaeral says the new party sentiment is powerful. Indeed, It has existed in Mississippi Valley, he states, for 15 vears. In Colorado the revolution is won derful. "Three out of four votes in the State will be cast for our party," said tho general, with great nositiveness. In Ne vada, as in Colorado, things are all one way. Party lines are entirely obliterated, and tho People's paity will carry the whole re gion by enormous majorities. "We will go into the South with great strength," said the general. The South is emancipated now. The Republicans could never ui the world carry a State there, but now the South is going to vote their con victions and not their prejudices. Look at the Alabama electi >n. We carried a major ity of the Legislature and the white coun ties. Jones claims only 10,000 majority, and it was obtained in the black districts. "Neero domination, you see. is the great bugbear of the Democratic pirty. Now they have invoked it and it no longer exists as an argument for them. We are certain to carry Alabama. There is simply going to be a general breaking. up as there was ia lsr^ca "Ttie contest is not between Cleveland and Harrison at all. Harrison cannot pos sibly be elected. He must rely upon the Northern States, and Cleveland will take some of them away from him in the East just as I will in the West. Now. wbere is he eoing to get his vote ? Surely not In the South. Republicans will have to begin to see the truth before lung, for it is plain and cannot be avoided." This, afternoon General Weaver and party go to Los Angeles. Thence they will repair, after a little rest, to the South, after making a pilgrimage to the grave of Jack son, the illustrious Democratic disciple. Every Southern State is to be canvassed, and the general indicated that he meant that that region should be the great battle ground. As to California, General Weaver is hope ful that he may poU a great vote. His tour from the Missouri River seemed to ba greeted with greater enthusiasm as he moved toward the Pacific. The general is an indefatigable worker. He spoke eight times the day before yesterday and appears none the worse for the wear of his vigorous campaign. The Military Camp. Santa Cbuz, Aug. s.— Colonel Shatter of the First Regiment of Infantry of the United States army arrived this evening a day in advance of the regiment, which is expected to reach here after a march from linden on Sunday inorn ; nc. The full regi ment of eight companies, 400 men, willcarnD with the militia during division encamp ment and atterward remain about a month. Everything is in readiness for the guards men, who will arrive to-morrow. Kicked b? a Horse. Grass Valley, Aug. s.— This morning Henry Youu*. a teamster who resides in Nevada City, was badly wounded by the kick of a horse at tl.e Gethill house down on the Marysvillt* mad. Youne was found unconscious in the Inrn near his horses by a Chinaman. His fuce was crushed In and his skull fractured. He was unconscious for somtt six hour«. AGOHIZIHG_ ECZEMA Awful Suffering Driven Almost la- san •by Doctors. Tried Cuticura. Relief Immediate. . Entirely Cured iu 1 Months. ■ I suffered with the dreadful eczema for over tlx month*, durlnz winch time 1 had consulted tbre* doctors, an 1 this tormentlnc sklnj disease ha>-| fjrrowir worse and worie oa roe li spite of all moslcal treatment My condition m uiil>ear.»b.e. 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